Review: Nudes by Sarah Robinson

Ben Lawson is making a comeback…
After a few tabloid headlines, they think they know me. They don’t know a damn thing.  As CEO of a movie production company, I’ll show them who I really am when we hit it big at the box office. My ex thought her smear tactics would ruin me, but I’m unbreakable. Rising from the debris, I swore I’d never let a woman distract me like that again. But then, my leading actress walked on the set and changed everything.

Seductive, sexy, and unapologetic, Aria Rose could break me. I wanted to help her, protect her…love her. Instead, I destroyed her.

Aria Rose is baring it all….
I knew better. I knew not to trust another Hollywood heartthrob with a reputation like his. He was my boss and became my ruin. I should have stayed far away from him. Ben Lawson promised me the world. He even promised me his heart.

But he destroyed everything–my heart, my career, us.

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Both Aria and Ben have ex’s that would like nothing more than to see their lives destroyed and their careers end in disaster. But one thing neither of them count on is the fact that Ben is willing to be left with nothing then to see anything bad be done to Aria. I loved the fact that Aria wants to prove that she is a great actress and doesn’t use her family connections to get parts. Also when it comes to Ben I liked that he was working hard to bring something up from nothing. He was willing to take risks and put his own money on the line if need be. They not only prove that they can do it but that they can do it better together.

I give this book 4 kisses…

Happy Reading… Adri

Review: Devils Own by Megan Crane

Lara Ashburn hates bikers. She watched a motorcycle club destroy her hometown, bringing her brother down with it. That’s a life she put far in her rearview. So the last person she wants to see walking into her classroom is the top enforcer of the Devil’s Keepers. Big, mean, and gorgeous, all tattoos and leather, Chaser is everything Lara should avoid. Yet the insane chemistry sparking between them tempts her to break all the rules.

Ryan “Chaser” Frey has his hands full with a teen daughter in need of tough love, and he doesn’t have time for prissy teachers who want to tell him how to raise his kid. But Chaser never could resist a chick who gives as good as she gets. Lara is sexy as hell, and she’s not afraid of him. Plus, her links to a California club could provide the Devils with leverage against their enemies. But that would mean mixing business with pleasure—and risking the one woman Chaser can’t afford to lose.

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First and foremost a thank you to Random House Loveswept and NetGalley for providing us with a copy of this books that we could bring you this review.

Now while I was already on a MC kick I was happy to sit and read this one. This is the third book in the Devil’s Keepers MC series and one that I was very much anticipating. Lara having come from a town where an MC was the cause of all her issues she is quite weary of MC’s, so it is amazing to see how spending time with Chaser helps change Lara’s opinion of him and his club. Though Chaser is not in any way a sweet easy person to get to know. He is gruff and tough and an all out ass when he first meets Lara, he does start to show her not everything is as it appears. Also we get a little bit more of what is going on within the ranks of the MC and I can’t wait to see what happens next.

I give this book 5 kisses…

Happy Reading… Adri

REVIEW: From the Shadows by L.J. Stock

 Book: From the Shadows: Book 2 in the Mortisalian Saga
Author: L.J. Stock
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Romance
Synopsis

Life has changed dramatically for Cassandra Collier. She’s accepted her role as the Princess of Mortisali. She’s more in love with Damon than she could have ever imagined, and she has a life she desperately wants to live. The only problem? That pesky little prophecy that follows her around like a shadow.
The pressure to speed her life along isn’t quite as bad as she’d anticipated, but the antiquated laws she has to live by make it impossible to take matters into her own hands, especially when the love of her life is a man bound by morals and honor.
When duty pulls her away from the palace and Damon, Cass finds herself ambushed by the veneficus.
Locked away by a formidable enemy and surrounded by stone and hopelessness, Cass has no escape other than retreating into her own head. The trouble is, she’s not the same girl who was held in an asylum by complacency. She’s a princess, the princess of Mortisali, and all it takes is a hint of light to emerge from the shadows for everything to change…

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From the Shadows is the continuation of Parallel so you MUST read that book before this one.
Now that’s out of the way, let’s get to what I thought of the book. I loved this one more than the first. Cass is really stepping in to her new role and accepting it with grace and a fierceness that makes her an awesome female lead. The story is one that seemed complicated at first, but as it unfolds you get sucked in and you fall in love even more with this world that LJ created. It’s mystical, magical, full of action and twists and turns that will have you catching your breath. Couple all this with an underlying romance that is just enough to sooth a romance lovers soul, but not enough to over power the story and it’s easy to see why From the Shadows is one of my favorites.
When an author can take me from my comfort zone of primarily reading romance, and have me fall head over heels for another genre, that speaks volumes. LJ Stock has a gift, and it’s one that transcends genre.
Book 1 – Parallel – Synopsis

Cassandra Collier was only seventeen when her parents dumped her in a psychiatric ward. Seven years later, she still has no hope of leaving. Nothing’s changed. She still hears sounds that can’t possibly be real – sounds of war and brutal deaths that she can’t turn off. At least, not since his voice was silenced in her mind.

After a threat to her life becomes very real, Cassandra is torn from the only world she’s ever known and thrust into the very reality and truth that have been hidden from her since she was born, including the prophecy that is her birthright.

Unsure whether she has the strength to be the woman she needs to be, and more than aware that her decision controls the fate of a world that doesn’t know she exists, Cassandra has to choose between the love of a man who barely registers her existence and loyalty to a father she barely knows.


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From a young age L.J. Stock was led by her imagination. From the moment she could read she fell into worlds where trees could talk and little girls could move things with their minds.

In no hurry to grow up, she found stories all around her, in the forests of Plym Bridge, the moss covered hills of Dartmoor, then, as she grew older, the wide spread city of Houston, where she currently resides and works. A constant daydreamer, she hopes that one day, her passion can become something more than just a hobby for her.

Still led by her imagination, the worlds have slowly grown from childish adventures to urban fantasies and romances. With inspirational authors such as Enid Blyton, Roald Dahl, Judy Blume, John Grisham and Stephen King guiding her through her life so far, L.J. Stock has finally decided that it is time for her to go for gold and try land herself on someone else’s future list of favorites.

Putting words on paper is as essential as breathing to her, but on the rare occasions that she isn’t writing, she can be found with a video game remote in hand or curled up on the couch with her pup and a good book. Music is also such an important part of her life, it’s a wonder there isn’t a background soundtrack playing wherever she goes.

A good girl to most, a bad girl to a few, L.J. believes that every genre should be attempted and is more than likely to have tried to release three hundred series’ ranging from vampires and werewolves, to dystopian and even classic romance, before she reaches even middle age. At least, that’s the plan for now.


Other Books in the Series

Parallel – Book 1
Parallel, Part 1 of the Mortisalian Saga is available now on Amazon

Review: Seduction, Confession & Obsession by Calista Fox

Lily Hart has taken a temporary position as a live-in butler for internationally acclaimed violinist Jackson Sterling and concert pianist Lexington Alexander at Jax’s mansion in the affluent coastal community of Bayfront, California. The men are collaborating on a new CD and Lily is instantly captivated by their haunting music—and enticed by both devastatingly handsome and tormented billionaires.

Jax and Lex have been missing a creative element in their compositions, until the fresh breeze that is Lily sweeps through the marbled hallways of the mansion. The breathtaking, sensuous woman is the muse they’re in desperate need of. Lily is equally lured into the seductive emotional and romantic web the three of them weave as their evenings alone in the music room become more intimate. But Jax and Lex have shared a woman once before, and that affair ended in disaster.  Can they take a chance on opening their hearts again?

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Billionaire business partners Devon McMillan and Morgan Presley have spent the past two years on opposite coasts after nearly crossing a forbidden line during one of their steamier ménages. But when a tempting business offer brings them back to Bayfront, CA, something even more tempting will distract them both—their childhood best friend, Fallon Carteris. 

Fallon has never been able to decide which man she desires more, nor could she ever choose between them—and quickly learns she doesn’t have to. When Fallon confesses she’s always wanted the two men, they both pursue her. As the love triangle heats up, their emotions become as entangled as their bodies. But is their love strong enough to keep their threesome together?

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When Roxy Shea arrived in Bayfront, she had no idea she would instantly attract the attention of two of the town’s sexiest and most eligible bachelors. She doesn’t want anything to do with them—with a dangerous past in her rearview mirror, a new relationship would be disastrous. But with every smoldering gaze and unspoken promise of pleasure, these billionaire bad boys are determined to make her theirs, to claim her body and soul.

Nick Faulkner and Hunter Valens are forces in their respective entertainment industries, but a past conflict has put a strain on their lifelong friendship—and vying for the mysterious Roxy’s affection doesn’t help matters. Until their craving for her leads to an explosive night with for threesome. But can they show Roxy that she can trust the men responsible for the sizzling pleasure she finds with them—and that their love is soul-deep?

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As always a thanks first to St. Martins Press for providing us with a copy of these books that we could bring you this review.

I have to say that I am loving a new series with menage’s as you all know I have been reading another series that has this type of relationship. Another town but that takes place during modern times is awesome. Love the strong female characters and the loving protective male counterparts. I look forward to seeing more from this author and these books.

I have to give these books 4 polyamorous kisses…

Happy Reading… Adri

Review: Claim Me Hard by Vanessa Vale

Hiding from a crazy ex-boyfriend, Hannah Winters is determined to keep her head down and her heart locked safely away. Burned out from practicing medicine and dealing with a controlling jerk, her interest in romance is at absolute zero…until they walk in. One look at Cole and Declan and Hannah is going to have a very hard time keeping the ice around her heart from melting.

Declan grew up in Bridgewater, and his job as a police officer means he’s got an instinct for trouble, and Hannah Winters stirs up all kind of feelings he can’t fight. When his friend, Cole finds out about the sexy type-A woman with desire in her eyes but lies on her lips, he’s just as determined to tame her and uncover her deepest fears—and desires.

When her past catches up to her, it’ll be Cole and Declan who convince her to stop running, from her past, and from the desire burning white hot between them. They’re going to claim her, even if they have to do it the hard way…one seductive kiss at a time.

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I want to thank Vanessa Vale for providing me with a copy of this book so that we could bring you this review.

Now its no surprise that I love this book or getting a bit of Bridgewater in modern times. It was great to see that the style of living that was started in Bridgewater by generations before is still being followed. And Im not talking about the manage part of it but the protectiveness of it all. The chivalry is still there, its still all about strong dominant men taking care of the woman that they want. Hannah comes into Bridgewater County hiding from someone who wants to hurt her and Cole and Declan are there to protect her, loved it. And I loved that Hannah got away from a situation that could have ended a lot worse had she not realized it early.

Review: To Steal a Heart, A Ravens Heart, & A Counterfeit Heart by K.C. Bateman

Forced to do the bidding of a corrupt government minister, Marianne de Bonnard agrees to plant incriminating evidence in the offices of France’s most notorious spymaster. Under cover of night, the tightrope-walking thief puts her skills to good use—until her aerial stunt is foiled when her target appears in the window and, with consummate poise, helps Marianne off the wire and into his lair. The tremors that run through her body are not just from fear; there’s an unwanted frisson of desire there, too. But is it because of her elegant, wickedly handsome host . . . or his proposition?

Nicolas Valette has had plans for his graceful trespasser since he witnessed her unique skills at the Cirque Olympique. Sinuous as a cat, Marianne is perfect for his next mission, but she refuses his generous offer for fear of disobeying her family’s tormenter. When their mutual enemy auctions off her virginity to the highest bidder, Nicolas leaps at the chance to purchase her cooperation. Keeping her will be like trying to tame a wild animal, but what’s life without a little risk? Besides, Nicolas and Marianne both want the same thing: revenge—and, perhaps, something else that’s equally delicious.

In the war against France, Heloise Hampden is a high-value asset to the Crown. She’s cracked the enemy’s most recent communication, and for that, someone is trying to kill her. However, it’s the agent assigned to protect Heloise who poses the greatest threat to her heart: William de l’Isle, Viscount Ravenwood. Heloise has quarreled with the man they call Raven since childhood, yet always maintained a chaste distance. She’s sure nothing will change, thanks to the disfiguring scar on her face. So why is she so enchanted by the sight of Raven’s jet-black hair, rakish smile, and wicked green eyes?

Nothing has changed. Raven still wonders how Hell-cat Hampden’s lithe body would feel pressed against his, but for the mission he must remind himself that the woman takes more pleasure in ancient languages than she does in seduction. His imprisonment six years ago broke him in a way that makes the prospect of love impossible. Still, his heart beats like mad whenever he’s within ten paces of Heloise, and he’ll do whatever it takes to keep her safe—even if that means taking her to Spain as an unwilling hostage. Protecting her from danger will be a challenge; protecting her from desire will be pure agony.

As Sabine de la Tour tosses piles of forged banknotes onto a bonfire in a Paris park, she bids a reluctant farewell to her double life as a notorious criminal. Over the course of Napoleon’s reign, her counterfeits destabilized the continent and turned scoundrels into rich men, but now she and her business partner must escape France—or face the guillotine. Her only hope of surviving in England is to strike a deal with the very spy she’s spent her career outrunning. Now after meeting the arrogant operative in the flesh, Sabine longs to throw herself upon his mercy—and into his arms.

Richard Hampden, Viscount Lovell, is prepared to take any risk to safeguard England from the horrors of the French Revolution. To lure the insurgents out from the shadows, he’s even willing to make a pact with his archenemy: Philippe Lacorte, the greatest counterfeiter in Europe. But when a cheeky, gamine-faced beauty proves herself to be Lacorte, Richard is shocked—and more than a little aroused. Unlike the debutantes who so often hurl themselves at him, this cunning minx offers a unique and irresistible challenge. Richard will help her. But in return, he wants something that even Sabine cannot fake.

As always a thanks goes first to NetGalley and Random House Loveswept for providing us with a copy of these books so that we could bring you this review.

I really enjoyed these books, the best part of them is that the woman are strong no nonsense kind of women. They aren’t going to let these men tell them what to do. They are going to do what needs to be done and get there safely one way or another. Marianne has had life throw her curveballs at every turn and still manages to find way that will keep her sister safe. Im sure she never planned for Nicolas to come into her life and turn it upside down though. Heloise is not only strong in conviction but in intelligence as well. Her intelligence is what makes her a target though. Though Raven fights it every second of the time they are together he can’t deny that he isn’t head over heals for her. But by far my favorite of them all is Sabine. She learns to take care of herself but she is sneaky, conniving, and determined. All that is what throws Richard for a loop that is for sure. The other thing about these books is that they are based on things that happened in the past so it was interesting to go back and learn a little bit of Persian history while I read them.

I give these books a combined 4.75 kisses.

Happy Reading… Adri

Tangled in Sin by Lavinia Kent

An innocent young woman flirts with scandal and becomes the mistress of her own forbidden desires in this stimulating Regency romance from the author of Mastering the Marquess.

Lady Cynthia Westhope can’t believe the shocking rumor is true. Her childhood friend, the daughter of a duke no less, has become the madam of London’s most exclusive and notorious brothel. Though she’s known as “Sin,” Cynthia is scandalized—and surprisingly curious. Just picturing the whips, the chains, the uncontrollable urges men gratify behind closed doors sends a jolt of electricity through her body. Still, Sin can’t imagine taking part in such games—until she’s snatched off the street during a raging storm and swept away to a remote cottage.

When James Winters encounters the comely virgin, he assumes she’s one of Madame Blanche’s fresh new beauties, especially after Sin pulses in ecstasy as he ravishes her. Then he discovers that she’s Lord Westhope’s virgin daughter . . . or was. Now they will both be compromised, unless James devises a plan to save Sin from disgrace. Before long, they’re entangled in a web of tempting propositions, family secrets, and sensual intrigue—and bound together so tightly that James never wants to let go.

As always I want to thank Random House Loveswept and Netgalley for providing us with a copy of this book so that we could bring you this review.

I will admit I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about Madam Blanche and what happened to Madam Rouge’s after Madam Rouge left it to her sister. But this was a good way to start off the change, with Madam Blanche’s brother and best friend falling in love with each other. The fact that Lady Cynthia has had feeling for him for years made it even more special for me. I can’t wait to see what else is going to happen in Madam Blanche’s.

I give this book 4 kidnapped kisses…

Happy Reading… Adri

 

Review: The Bad Luck Bride by Janna Macgregor

A man of honor, Alexander Hallworth, Marquess of Pembrooke, will not rest until he exacts revenge on the man who destroyed his family. Just one more piece must fall into place for him to succeed. He needs to convince his enemy’s fiancée, the tragically beautiful Lady Claire Cavensham, to marry him instead.

Lady Claire’s curse has always left her one misstep away from social ruin Her past three engagements have gone awry, and now her fourth is headed in the same direction. . .until Alex, a man she barely even knows, shocks the ton and Claire by announcing their engagement. What begins as a sham turns into something deeper, and more passionate, than either Claire or Alex could have imagined. But when their secrets are revealed, will the truth behind their union scandalize them both or is their love strong enough to break the curse and lead them toward their happily ever after

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A big thank you goes first to St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for providing us with a copy of this book so that we could bring you this review.

Poor Claire has gone through a lot over the years. It seems that love is always destined to hide from her. Its as if she will end up spending her life always engaged but never actually getting married. All that changes the minute that Alexander decides to enact revenge against the man he blames for the destruction of his family. Now even though their relationship didn’t start with love an convention what comes from it is nothing short of amazing. I loved how Claire shows Alexander to love and how Alexander proves to Claire that she is not cursed and can accept that she deserves happiness.

I give this book 5 kisses…

Happy Reading… Adri

Review: Hot Shot & Body Shot by Kelly Jamieson

Former Navy SEAL Beck Whitcomb left a world of privilege to prove he could make his own way. Money, mansions, expensive cars—none of it could heal the loss of his older brother, or buy his parents’ love. Now, after using his trust fund to open the Conquistadors tequila bar with his brothers-in-arms, Beck has it all: good friends, fine liquor, and hot hookups. When it comes to women, commitment’s not his thing—until he gets a taste of the pretty professor who walks into his bar . . . and winds up in his bed.

Hayden Miles knows all too well that emotional decisions can lead to heartbreak, and nothing screams “bad decision” like a playboy bartender with inked biceps and a wicked smile. Still, their chemistry is off-the-charts explosive—and Hayden knows her chemistry. For once, this good girl longs to let loose. But is she willing to risk the pain to quench her thirst? With the promise of more on the table, Hayden’s eager to believe . . . before she misses her shot.

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Marco Solis knows that if he gets too close to people they disappear. His parents were deported back to Mexico when he was fourteen, his fiancée married someone else while he was in the military, and now his business partner’s spending more time with his girl than with Marco. For better or worse, that’s how Marco meets Carrie Garner. She’s legitimately model-hot. She’s also a nut—a wild, artsy, unapproachable nut. So why is Marco so interested in cracking her shell?

Although Carrie Garner is a natural in front of the camera, her dream is to make it as a photographer. Soon she’ll be heading to Spain for design school, and she’ll miss her best friend, Hayden, like crazy. She’ll even miss Hayden’s boyfriend, Beck—but she won’t miss Beck’s partner, Marco. Bossy, brooding, and annoyingly sexy, Marco really pushes her buttons, though he obviously wouldn’t mind pushing her buttons in an up-against-the-wall, hard-and-fast kind of way. The craziest part is, if Carrie lets him do that, well . . . she may never want to leave.

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A thank you to NetGalley and Random House Loveswept for providing us with a copy of these books so that I could bring you this review.

I really enjoyed these books. I was definitely on a Kelly Jamieson kick when I read these a few months back and have to say I was not disappointed. I will admit that it made me want to drink and savor tequila with the way that Marco talks about it. He has so much passion when it comes to it that its really sexy. The interaction with both couples are amazing they both have great chemistry and helps each of reach the point they want.

I give both these books 5 tequila kisses…

Happy Reading… Adri

Review: Flirting with the Law by Vanessa Vale

Chasing the infamous Black Widow, they may be the ones getting caught.

Maddie didn’t want to be an outlaw, but fate forced her hand. Now she’s known as the Black Widow, the wild and deadly leader of a group of women fugitives. The law has hunted them before, but Maddie can’t walk away from her new life until justice is served.

Jackson and Seth are experienced U.S. Marshals. Bringing in a rag-tag group of women outlaws should be easy. But one look at Maddie and everything changes. Right and wrong, lust and duty blur along the edges as these two rough cowboys discover the truth about Maddie’s dark past—and fall in love.

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As always I want to thank Vanessa Vale for providing us with a copy of this book so that we could bring you this review.

Ms. Vale writes another awesome menage. I thought Maddie was pretty awesome being a bank robber. Though she only gets only what she is owed it is pretty cool that she wasn’t scared to do what she does. Maddie has had a rough life and has to learn to survive on her own, but Seth and Jackson are more than happy to let them take the burden off her life. I don’t want to give too much away, but it was funny to see how Seth and Jackson learn about who Maddie is.