Thursday, December 17, 2015

Review: For His Pleasure

For His Pleasure (Playboys of Boston #2)On the surface, Arianna Perconti is a poor little rich girl with a big heart. Her family's hotel empire is in danger of collapsing and her brothers allow her to run a charity sponsored by the hotel to keep her busy. Ari is willing to do whatever her brothers ask of her, including enter into a business-marriage with a man who is in the closet. She was willing, that is, before it became apparent to her what the toll of the business has taken on her overbearing brother; despite his issues he fell in love and Ari realized that she wanted love instead of an arrangement. Fleeing her wedding, she runs right into the arms of her family's biggest competitor, Jason Stone, whom she has been seeing secretly for months.

Jason is fond of Ari; certainly when they began seeing each other it was extremely beneficial to him to take some of the info Arianna unwittingly revealed about her family's business to his advantage. However, when he heard about her impending nuptials, he realized that maybe his feelings were deeper than he imagined.

Ari and Jason had some serious chemistry. They played some fun and kinky games; they were a hot pair for sure. If you are looking for a sexy billionaire story with a twist and a bit of intrigue, this book will be a winner for you. 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Review: Calling Me (The Complete Series) by Louise Bay

Calling Me: The Complete SeriesI'm really glad I read this all together, but as a complete novel, I was able to enjoy Ashleigh more than I think I would have if I had read the three novellas separate, even if I got where she was coming from.

Ashleigh has been in love with her best friend's brother, Luke, for like, ever...over 15 years. In fact, the trio of them have been very close for years. As they got older and it appeared that Luke would never see Ash as anything more than a sister, she decided to date, live her life, and be as content as she should with their relationship. Meanwhile Luke, who has been in a long term relationship for three years with his live in girlfriend, is astounded when she gives him an ultimatum to marry her or quit wasting her time. Realizing he never planned on marrying anyone, Luke seeks out Ash for advice, and it's like he is seeing her for the first time.

Luke fell instantly (well, after nearly 20 years of friendship since childhood) in love with Ash. Boom! Done. Calling me chronicles the way they have to navigate their relationship and the way they have to navigate their own well as deal with the chemistry and fallout of friends who turn to lovers.

Ash wanted to make sure that Luke was in it for the long haul; I get that but she drove me nuts sometimes! I did really like, however, that Luke was so committed to her that he was willing to do whatever it took to get her in his arms. This was a nice read, and I'm a sucker for the friends to lovers trope!

Review: Fighting for Devlin by Jessica Lemmon

Fighting for Devlin (Lost Boys, #1)Devlin is a young restaurant owner, and Rena is one of his waitresses. Not even a great waitress, at that, but she is learning. Devlin is hot, has a photographic memory, and is using his restaurant to collect bookie payments for a well known mob boss who is a father figure to him, albeit a dangerous one. Rena gets involved one night when Devlin get jumped during a collection gone bad, and the chemistry that sparkles during work hours begins to ignite.

There is a sexy, rich world here, with a lot of heart. Devlin's beginnings are complicated; his father was a man who committed suicide owing a notorious mobster and Devlin was taken in by his father's best friend, while being groomed by that same mobster to take over his father's restaurant. Rena is a loner with one close friend and the ghosts of a dead boyfriend chasing her. Together Rena and Devlin make quite the pair, but Jessica Lemmon tells their story in a captivating and sexy way. Two peope who don't think they are worthy of love find each other and slip, trip, and fall in love. Great read!

Review: The Truth About Him by M. O'Keefe

The Truth About Him (Everything I Left Unsaid, #2)
In the sequel to Everything I Left Unsaid, it looked like Annie and Dylan had hit a serious road block in their relationship, and that Annie was in some serious danger because her abusive husband had tracked her down to her unassuming trailer.

After some serious shit goes down with her hubby and Dylan runs to her rescue, the couple tries to figure out a way to be together that fits. They are no longer voices on a phone; they are real people connecting face to face and their chemistry cannot be denied. Just when it looks like they may be able to come together, they get another dangerous surprise thrown their way.

Annie and Dylan are sweet, dirty, damaged, and even funny. Two of the most unlikely people to live in the crazy world they end up in, we fall for them instantly; Annie's spunk and drive, and Dylan's balls to the wall alpha mentality and fragility. A great finish in this duo series!