REVIEW: I Wish You Were Mine by Lauren Layne

A lnaked couple embracing each other in the darkness


A year ago, Jackson Burke was married to the love of his life and playing quarterback for the Texas Redhawks. Now he’s retired, courtesy of the car accident that ruined his career—and single, after a nasty scandal torpedoed his marriage. Just as he’s starting to get used to his new life as a health and fitness columnist for Oxford magazine, his unpredictable ex shows up on his doorstep in Manhattan. Jackson should be thrilled. But he can’t stop thinking about the one person who’s always been there for him, the one girl he could never have: her younger sister.

Mollie Carrington can’t say no to Madison. After all, her older sister practically raised her. So when Madison begs for help in winning her ex-husband back, Mollie’s just glad she got over her own crush on Jackson ages ago—or so she thought. Because as Mollie reconnects with Jackson, she quickly forgets all her reasons to stay loyal to her sister. Tempted by Jackson’s mellow drawl and cowboy good looks, Mollie is sick and tired of coming in second place. But she can’t win if she doesn’t play the game.






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Lauren Layne is the USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen contemporary romance novels.

Prior to becoming an author, Lauren worked in e-commerce and web- marketing. A year after moving from Seattle to NYC to pursue a writing career, she had an agent and multiple New York publishing deals.

She currently lives in midtown Manhattan with her husband.

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USA Today Bestseller (Just One Night, Blurred Lines, I Wish You Were Mine) 350,000+ units sold
Amazon Best Book (I Wish You Were Mine, February 2016)
#1 Contemporary Romance, Amazon (Just One Night)

#2 in All Books, iBooks (Blurred Lines)
#2 in All Books, Barnes & Noble (Broken) Books published in six languages


Amazon Best Book Of the Month (I Wish You Were Mine, February 2016) Starred Publishers Weekly Review (Frisk Me & Steal Me)
Washington Post, Featured Romance (Made for You & Steal Me)


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Stiletto series • Oxford series • Redemption series • Blurred Lines • Good Girl Grand Central Publishing (Forever)

Best Mistake series • New York’s Finest series

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The Wedding Belles series



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 think what most attracted me to this book when I first came across it was the forbidden love aspect of it. Jackson has never forgotten the one woman who has always been there for him, but she’s is ex-sister-in-law, that makes it all too taboo. I enjoyed seeing how Jackson adapts to the new life he is having to live. Yes it takes him some time to really get his feet under him in what he needs to do to find a new normal and a new home, but he gets there. Of course it is made so much easier by Mollie and her unwavering support of him. Madison was a bitch and I really hated her. She was such a spoiled little girl when she is supposed to be the older more mature of the two sisters. It was also fun to see the old Stiletto crew in this book. I love re-uniting with previous characters.

I gave this book 4 supporting kisses… 

Happy Reading… Adri


Review: Against the Wall by Jill Sorenson


Eric Hernandez is the bad boy of every schoolgirl’s fantasies—and every mother’s nightmares. But after serving time for manslaughter, he’s ready to turn his life around. He just needs a chance to prove himself as a professional tattoo artist. The one thing that keeps him going is the memory of the innocent beauty he loved and left behind.

Meghan Young’s world isn’t as perfect as it looks. The preacher’s daughter is living a lie, especially now that Eric is back. Tougher, harder, and sexier than ever, he might be the only person she can trust. But there’s no telling what he’ll do to protect her if he learns the truth, and that’s a risk Meghan won’t let him take. And yet, back in the arms of the troubled boy with the artist’s soul, Meghan can’t help surrendering to the man he’s become.






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

As I’ve been saying for weeks now how behind I am on my reviews and when I was preparing this post I realized how behind I really am. I read this book over the summer and am just now getting around to reviewing it. So please forgive me for being brief with is review. As I sat and refreshed my memory on this book I remembered one of my favorite scenes is the one with Eric and the kids from the youth center. I loved how he implemented what the kids did and his own artistic flavor to it. I liked how he is trying to change his world around and fix the mistakes that he made as a teen. Meghan is a fun character, but what she goes through with her football player boyfriend isn’t what we all expect. I also liked the fact that they did the slut walk. It sounded like so much fun. I am looking forward to another book with Maghan’s best friend though, because she was lots of fun as well.

I gave this book 4 artistic kisses… 

Happy Reading… Adri


REVIEW: Take Me With You by Nina G. Jones


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Book Title: Take Me With You
Author: Nina G. Jones
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: October 17, 2016
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I watch.
I study.
I prowl.
I hunt.

I always go in with a plan. A set of rules for myself. I don’t take unnecessary risks. That’s how I’ve been able to evade capture all these years.

But there’s something about this girl that is different than the others. When I finally meet her, the rules become a blur. And I break the most important one of all—I take her with me.


It’s just my imagination—that feeling of being watched. That those icy eyes— a vivid turquoise with a distinct golden fleck—aren’t watching me.

It’s just stress. I am the person everyone relies on. Maybe that’s why I haven’t been feeling so content with my life lately. Why I dream those eyes belong to someone who can tear me away from all of my responsibilities.

But these are just shameful fantasies, never meant to breach reality.

Then one night, the dream comes true, only it’s a horrific nightmare.

Now, I only have one task: survival.





My Review

I have been hooked on Nina’s writing ever since her very first novel, Strapped, and this book solidifies exactly why she is a must read author for me.

Take Me With You tested my limits and I wasn’t even sure that was possible. It takes the whole captive trope to a whole new level that only Nina could take it.

Nina has a way of writing a very strong female lead that even in the worst of situations, she manages to come out even stronger than she was before. Where most people would break, Nina’s female leads seem to thrive.

Sam. I can’t say much about him except….thank you for making me fall in love with the villain. By the end of the book I came to understand him, and even what he did made sense (omg how twisted is that??)

This is the tpe of book that if you have any triggers, forget it. Put it down and go grab a fluffy kitten and draw rainbows, and go hug your mom. this isn’t the book for you. If you have no limits, or think you don’t, you need this book. If this is the direction Nina is going, I seriously cannot wait to see just how dark she can go, or maybe I’m terrified. I can’t decide which one it is.

I give Take Me With You 5 dark, twisted kisses

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Nina G. Jones is the author of seven full-length novels of various romance and erotica sub-genres. Her latest novel, Take Me With You, releases on October 17th.

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REVIEW: Wake To Dream by Lily White



Title: Wake to Dream

Author: Lily White

Cover Designer: Cover Me, Darling

Genre: Psych Thriller


Alice Beaumont is running out of time…

Plagued by sleep disorders since her childhood, Alice had grown accustomed to the nightly dreams that terrorized her. She woke up in strange places. She was paralyzed by fear and hallucinations. She screamed each night at unseen specters and evil faces.

When her sister, Delilah, goes missing, Alice’s dreams take on new meaning. A link between reality and fantasy, Alice understands that her dreams hold the key to the mystery of her sister’s abduction.

A hooded woman…
A mysterious and dangerous man…
And a doctor who is determined to help her fit together the broken pieces…

Alice has no choice but to peer deep into the recesses of her mind to discover the clues that will lead her to truth. On a race to save her sister, Alice runs a dangerous maze between the nightmares that haunt her and the monster that waits for her when she finally wakes.

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Lily White is a dark writer who likes to dabble on the taboo side of eroticism. She is most known for her Masters Series (Her Master’s Courtesan and Her Master’s Teacher), Target This, Hard Roads, and Asylum. She’s co-authored Serial (a four part serial series). When she isn’t writing as Lily White you can find other books by her under M.S. Willis where she has penned the Control Series, the Estate Series, Because of Ellison (contemporary romance), and Standard Romance Story (Romance Comedy). Lily enjoys stretching her writing muscles by continuing to challenge herself with each book she publishes.

In addition to writing, Lily is an avid reader, gummy bear slayer, and a gold medalist in puppy naps.

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I am so happy that Lily White is back!
This book is one big mess with your mind, thriller. You think you know where Lily is going to take you, then you don’t know anything. you think you have it figured out, only to have everything you thought thrown out the window.
I took my time with this book because I wanted to make sure I didn’t miss anything. Lily takes you on a psychological journey that will have you questioning what is reality and what is fiction. I had no idea with this one. None.  You really need to go in to this blind and hang on for the ride. It’s a thriller of the highest caliber that only Lily can write. If this what a break does for her, we’re in trouble!!
5 mind fucked kisses

Review: Bound to Submit by Laura Kaye





Decadent… Sensual… Forbidden…


12 Masters. 12 Desires. 12 Fantasies Come to Life.
Meet the Masters of Blasphemy…




About Bound to Submit:

From the ruins of an abandoned church comes Baltimore’s hottest and most exclusive BDSM club. Twelve Masters. Infinite fantasies. Welcome to Blasphemy…

He thinks he caused her pain, but she knows he’s the only one who can heal her…

Kenna Sloane lost her career and her arm in the Marines, and now she feels like she’s losing herself. Submission is the only thing that ever freed her from pain and made her feel secure, and Kenna needs to serve again. Bad. The only problem is the Dom she wants once refused her submission and broke her heart, but, scarred on the inside and out, she’s not looking for love this time. She’s not even sure she’s capable.

Griffin Hudson is haunted by the mistakes that cost him the only woman he ever loved. Now she’s back at his BDSM club, Blasphemy, and more beautiful than ever, and she’s asking for his help with the pain he knows he caused. Even though he’s scared to hurt her again, he can’t refuse her, because he’d give anything to earn a second chance. And this time, he’ll hold on forever.

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“A searingly sexy story with some of the hottest scenes I’ve read in a long, long time. Laura Kaye shows her mastery of the BDSM world. I’m eagerly anticipating more in this bold new series!

~ Cherise Sinclair, NYT Bestselling Author of the Masters of the Shadowlands Series


“Smoldering and sexy, Laura Kaye’s Blasphemy series is everything I look for in a romance. Haunted heroes and strong heroines populate this one of a kind club and I can’t wait to see the big bad Doms fall one by one.”

~ Lexi Blake, NYT Bestselling Author of the Masters and Mercenaries Series


Hey everyone! I’m super excited to share an excerpt from my upcoming Bound to Submit, the first official book in my brand new and super hot Blasphemy series! I’m excited about this one for so many reasons—because writing this series is such a guilty, fun pleasure, because the heroine in this book is a kick-ass veteran amputee, and because I love writing the brotherhood between the Doms at this club. I hope you enjoy Blasphemy, too! So here’s a little taste of the battle of wills coming in Bound to Submit – enjoy!


After five years, Kenna Sloane stood in front of him. Only, something was different about her now. Restrained, even. Griffin studied her for a long moment. She held her position beautifully, as she always had, with her posture perfect and her feet spread and her arms folded behind her back. The blond hair was different. In the year they’d played together, he’d rarely seen it her natural color, and he grew to enjoy the surprise of how she’d change for him, liking a butterfly ever transforming anew. 

But that wasn’t what was tripping his internal alarms. He focused on her face. There. The cool distance in her eyes. The careful neutral of the expression. This was a woman who’d fearlessly and sometimes brazenly worn her emotions on her sleeves. A woman whose feelings he’d seen in her revealing eyes long before she’d voiced them all those years ago. But now, only her mouth dropping open revealed some little chink in her carefully crafted armor.

She was still stunningly beautiful, though. Breathtaking.

“It’s good to see you after all this time, Kenna,” he finally said in what amounted to a monumental understatement.

“Master Griffin,” she said, her voice as cool as her expression. When had Kenna ever been so reserved with him? Since you rejected her?

The truth of that launched a sinking feeling in his gut that he kept from being reflected on his face. “Have you moved back to Baltimore or is this just a visit?”

She frowned and her eyes searched his, like the question had surprised her. “Oh, uh, yes. I moved back.”

“I see,” he said, letting his gaze wander. Down the slender column of her throat. Lingering on the beautiful plunging neckline of her bodysuit. Over her long, toned legs. His hands itched for some rope. His mind raced with the patterns he wanted to make on her naked skin. His ears strained to hear the throaty, gasping moans she’d release as he bound her tight and sure and irrevocably to him. The desires made him hard for her. “Then welcome home.”

“Thank you, Sir,” she said quietly.

He wanted to grab her by the arms, shake her, embrace her. Something to elicit some of the old passion. But he’d lost the right to expect that from her, hadn’t he?

So what did she want?

“So, did you want—”

“Master Griffin, can we—”

They both chuckled at speaking at the same time, but the awkwardness was evident in the sound of his laugh and the expression on her face. He hated it, how out of sync they were after once being so well matched that Griffin kicked himself every day for letting her go. He knew how rare that was, and he hated himself for not seeing it then. Not cherishing it, as he should’ve.

“Kenna, are you here to talk or play tonight?”

“Both, Sir,” she whispered.

He tilted his head. “And, were you hoping to do those things with me?” He couldn’t assume, not after everything. But his body was like a rope pulled taut in anticipation of her answer.

She licked her lips, and Griffin felt it everywhere, because the simple action revealed that she wasn’t as unaffected as she was putting on. “Yes, Sir. If you’re available. And, uh—” Her shoulder moved in a tiny nervous shrug. “—interested.”

Relief and heat flooded through his veins. Kenna Sloane was here for him, after all this time. He leaned in and put his face next to hers, his mouth near her ear. “Oh, little Kenna, I’m fucking interested, all right.”

The goosebumps that sprung up on her face where their skin touched felt like victory. She wasn’t unaffected at all. But he’d let her have this reserve. For now.

He pulled back and nailed her with a stare. “Now, let’s go have that talk.”





Meet the Masters of Blasphemy in Hard to Serve, now available in paperback and ebook.



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Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty-five books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense, including the Hard Ink and Raven Riders series. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.




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I want to thank InkSlinger and Laura Kaye for providing us with a copy of this book so that we could bring you this review.

I have to say that I absolutely loved this book. Not only does it have a second chance love in it, but it’s got BDSM. How can I not love that combination. Kenna is dealing with some serious affects from having been injured and goes to the one place she hasn’t been to in 5 years to look for relief. Master Griffin has regretted letting go of the one woman who got his heart going for 5 long years, having given up hope to ever have her in his ropes he finds himself pleasantly surprised when she walks in during his demonstration. I will say that I love how Laura Kaye is not afraid to tackle some tough topics. Kenna is a strong character in many ways but I thought it was so fantastic that she wasn’t afraid to seek help when she needed it. Having read Hard to Serve right before reading Bound to Submit it was awesome to finally get the story that had Master Griffin acting the way he did during Master Kyle and Mia’s story. Master Griffin shows his softer side with Kenna, and I thought it was great that he was also not afraid to push her. There is one particular scene in the book that had me crying but cheering at the same time. I thought it was the best way for Kenna to have the emotional release that she has swallowed down for so long. The final part that I liked was when Kenna goes to visit George’s mom. It was so nicely written. I can’t wait to meet the rest of the Dom’s at Blasphemy.

I give this book 5 bound kisses…

Happy Reading… Adri


Review: Naked by Gina Gordon


Violet Walker has been hiding. Withdrawn after a terrible car accident, she is worried about going back to her high-pressure job, where she’s expected to project confidence and sleek refinement. Allowing herself a distraction, she’s been watching her sexy neighbor work on his house. But when the shirtless, grinning hunk catches her in the act, Violet is struck by the unmistakable jolt of physical chemistry, a sensation that’s both thrilling and terrifying.

Noah Young is used to moving from one construction job to another, never laying a firm foundation. The same goes for the women in his life—until Violet changes all that. His beautiful voyeur embraces his rough edges and shows him a hint of real love. But even Noah can tell that she’s holding back, hiding her body and her heart from what they both truly want. If only he could get a little help convincing Violet to see herself as he sees her: perfect in every way.






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Chapter 1

Just a little to the . . . BINGO!

Violet Walker sipped on her morning coffee and enjoyed her favorite moment of the day: the moment her hot neighbor climbed up on his roof. Who knew fixing shingles could be so mesmerizing?

He’d finally made his way to the left side of the house, which meant his tight, perfect ass was always on display. Although his tight, rippled abs in a well-fitted T-shirt weren’t hard on the eyes either.

She sank down in her chair when he made a sudden shift. In the three months since he’d shown up, they had never conversed. There had been some close calls since she’d started ogling him from her window. Once she’d had to duck and hide on all fours because he’d turned, and she could have sworn they’d made eye contact.

“Violet! Are you listening to me?” Roxaline King, her best friend, screamed into the phone.

“Yes, yes.” She put down her mug on the outdated dining room table; just one of the items that had come with the purchase of the house. “Get off my ass. Date. Have fun.” Violet swiveled in her chair, taking her eyes off the dreamboat for a moment.

Roxy’d been squawking the same thing for the past five months. Since the day Violet had set foot in this small town and hidden from . . . everyone and everything she’d ever known. Her perfect life was no longer perfect, and she just didn’t know how to exist in that world.

“And what’s our mantra?” Roxy asked.

Violet groaned. “It’s your mantra. Not mine.” She and Roxy had very different sex lives. Something that Violet had always been envious of. She’d tried to rectify it once, and it only served to tear her life apart.

“Well . . . ?” She imagined Roxy standing there, tapping her foot on the ground waiting for her compliance.

With a heavy sigh, Violet repeated the three words Roxy had lived by since they were in high school. Fuck. Rinse. Repeat.

Roxy squealed in excitement. “Not necessarily in that order or with the same guy.”

Violet laughed, loud enough that she glanced over to the open window to make sure hottie hadn’t heard. “You’re going to get yourself into so much trouble one day.”

“And I can’t wait for that day.” Silence fell between them, which meant Roxy had something on her mind. “I’m worried about you.”

It might annoy the shit out of her, but Violet appreciated that someone still called to check up on her. Her mother was preoccupied, trying her best to keep their family whole, and her father . . .

Since he’d been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s, there were times when he didn’t even remember her name.

“You’re in a depressing funk. It’s that damn town. You spend any more time there and you’ll be a townie. I know you visit the local grocery store and know everyone’s name. I know you do.”

She laughed, imagining Roxy pointing at her as if they were in the same room. Even though it had been two weeks since her best friend had visited.

“It’s sort of like living in Stars Hollow.” The addition of all seven seasons of Gilmore Girls to Netflix might have been the best thing to happen to her since she’d moved here.

But Roxy was right. She was a long way from the private schools, social dinners, and charity galas they’d grown up with. The town of Stillbride wasn’t conducive to mani-pedis and colorists.

“I’m glad you’re coming home tomorrow.” Her best friend’s voice grew solemn. “Even if you’re not seeing me, just knowing you’re back makes a difference.”

Soon enough, she’d be home permanently. Her father had agreed to her six-month isolation on the condition she’d make the time useful and scope out some new land for her dream project. Which was why she’d purchased this house and intended to purchase every other house within a mile radius to build Walker Industries’ first residential subdivision. Her father had groomed her since birth to take over the family commercial construction business, and she loved every moment of her job—despite the terror that gripped her at the thought of the impending handing over of the reins.

A sharp hammering caught her attention and she stood, making her way to the window. She hugged the edge, letting only her face peek through the curtain while she raised on her toes, welcoming the bite of pain—an old habit from years of taking ballet as a child. Dreamboat was hunched over; his white tank hugged his perfect torso and showed off the full sleeve of tattoos on his left arm. Her mouth watered. God, she was pathetic. It had been much too long since she’d gotten some, and she didn’t see that streak ending anytime soon. She was a grieving fiancée, for goodness’ sake.

She sipped on the bitter brew that she’d sweetened with vanilla-flavored cream, holding it in front of her face while tapping her finger on the rim. She was using his mug. Steven’s. Even after five months of careless use, the cup was perfectly intact. Unlike him. Unlike her life.

A loud bang caught her attention and she whipped her gaze to the window only to witness her neighbor tumble, head over feet, off the roof.

Her heart stopped.

“Oh, shit!” She whipped her hand up to cover her mouth. “He just fell off the damn roof.”


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When her dream of becoming a mafia princess didn’t pan out, Gina Gordon went after her second dream…becoming a writer. And she hasn’t looked back.

Gina, a self-proclaimed happily ever after junkie and cupcake connoisseuse, loves spinning contemporary tales of knee bending first kisses, unconditional love and super-hot sex. She broke out onto the romance scene with her #1 Amazon Bestselling erotic short story Her Five Favorite Words that’s been called a “deliciously naughty tale” by Joyfully Reviewed.

When not chained to her computer, you can find Gina sipping Starbucks, making cupcakes or feeding her addiction to celebrity gossip. She lives in Milton, Ontario with her husband and lovable dog.

Gina is represented by Victoria Lowes of the The Bent Agency.



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 have to say that I liked how these two characters brought the best out in each other. They both work hard to show the other that they are a great person… I guess I should explain myself on that one since it makes sense in my head but not to others. Noah works hard to show Violet that she is a great person and that she had nothing to do with what happened in the past. And Violet encourages Noah constantly that he isn’t the way he sees himself. They both have things that they are trying to get past, but I love how playful Noah is to Violets more serious character. I look forward to seeing what else Ms Gordon has for us in this series.

I give this book 4 constructive kisses… 

Happy Reading… Adri


Review: Not A Hero by Sarah Robinson

‘NOT A HERO’ IS NOW LIVE (Oct 4, 2016)!


From the bestselling author of the Kavanagh Legends MMA series, Sarah Robinson’s Not A Hero is an emotional standalone military romance where love battles trauma, and there can only be one victor. 

Former Marine, Miles Kydd, is trying to readjust to civilian life after ending his career and returning to his small home town when he learned his father was diagnosed with a terminal illness. Once the town hero and star quarterback, Miles no longer feels like the man he was, or who he’s expected to be–possibly because his demons have followed him home from Afghanistan.

Meeting Zoe Brooke, his father’s live-in nurse, gives Miles the slightest glimmer of hope that he can still find happiness despite the dark secrets he holds inside. The chemistry between them is undeniable, and together they are explosive–in more ways than one.

A helper at her core, Zoe is more than willing to care for Miles’s heart, but not at the expense of her own, and she’s not afraid to tell him that. She knows what having a painful past is like, and she wants to help him with his, if he’ll let her.

Things get complicated fast when Miles realizes burying his secrets isn’t actually the same as healing from them and if he wants the girl, he’s going to have to tell her the truth–the one thing he can’t do.

NOTE: This novel contains graphic content, violence, and sexual scenes. Meant for 18+ years of age. Available for free on Kindle Unlimited, or for $2.99 on Amazon.

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“Miles Kydd doesn’t think he’s a hero, but he is. A tall, sexy, damaged hero. My favorite kind!” – Award-winning Author Wendy S. Marcus 

“This is my first book by Sarah Robinson, and it was wonderfully written, with a heart-wrenching, engaging plot and endearing characters. I finished it in one day, which shows how much I enjoyed it.” – Lady with a Quill Reviews
“Sarah Robinson’s Not A Hero is a perfectly crafted military romance. Miles and Zoe’s love story has strength, tenderness, heartbreak, and passion. A must read!” – Alana Albertson, Bestselling Author of Beast
“Emotional, sexy, raw, and compelling…Miles Kydd will be your next hero! – Katie Rose, bestselling author of Hard to Hold
“I loved the emotional depth of the characters and their chemistry was breathtaking.” – Goodreads Review 
“Not a Hero made me feel so many emotions–shock, happiness, sadness, anger, jealousy, and a few others I’ll come up with as I think about this book over the next couple of days. It’s that good.– Goodreads Review
“I highly recommend this book to anyone who’s looking to honor our military families and loves a true happily ever after. – Goodreads Review  
“OH MY GOSH, THAT FERRIS WHEEL RIDE!! *fans self* Wow.-Goodreads Review

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Aside from being a Top 10 Barnes & Noble and Amazon Bestseller, Sarah Robinson is a native of the Washington, DC area and has both her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in criminal psychology. She is newly married to a wonderful man who is just as much of an animal rescue enthusiasts as she is. Together, they own a zoo of rescues including everything from mammals to reptiles to marsupials, as well as volunteering and fostering for multiple animal shelters.

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Ok so I am going to start this with the part that I have commented about most. I was very happy to be at RomCon when I read the most heartbreaking parts of this book. Because at least being at RomCon I could openly cry and not have people looking at me like I was crazy, I was in a room with a bunch of readers and authors. Sarah Robinson found a way to shatter my heart and then put me back together slowly but thoroughly. This was such a wonderful book I loved Miles and the things he has been through was so intense. Then you had Zoe and her heart. She is such a loving character one that is so easy to love and to want to protect. She went through something at such a young age and she not only survived it but was stronger in the end. She is also a great example for Miles in that things that happened in your past don’t have to define you. I loved the interaction she has with Miles best friend as well. Which brings me to him…I would really love to see something come from him soon. *Hint Hint Ms Robinson*.

I loved this book and give it 5 heroic kisses…

Happy Reading… Adri

Erin’s Review

I cannot say enough about this book. It dealt with some very serious subjects, like ptsd, domestic violence, terminal illness, and Sarah handled each one of those subjects with dignity and in such a heartfelt way that the reader could empathize with each of these characters. The way the characters are written, any one of them could be your brother, your father, your best friend, or sister. She encapsulated the essence of a small town where everyone knows the image that they see, but not the person behind it.

I liked that the story dealt with heavy subjects, but didn’t go too dark. It wasn’t about the darkness, it was about overcoming and stepping in to the light. Every book that I have read of Sarah’s has a central theme of family, and this one is no exception.  Family is your rock, and it doesn’t have to be defined by blood. Love and loyalty is what family is all about. It’s also about telling you the things you don’t want to hear and being there for you when you need them most.

Miles and Zoe are two of my favorite Sarah Robinson characters. Both so broken. Both so hesitant to let anyone in. They are the kind of characters you need good things to happen too. And do they? Well, that is for you to find out.

I give Not A Hero 5 ooh rah kisses and I cannot wait to see what Sarah does with some of the secondary characters

REVIEW: This Is War (The Checkmate Duet #1) by Kennedy Fox

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Title: Checkmate: This Is War

Series: Checkmate Duet #1

Author: Kennedy Fox

Genre: Enemies to Lovers Romance

Release Date: October 3



Travis King is the worst kind of asshole.

He taunts me for being a good girl and mocks my high standards.

He’s cruel, crass, and has enough confidence to last two lifetimes.

And I hate him.

It wouldn’t matter so much if he were avoidable.

But considering he’s my older brother’s best friend and roommate, I see him more than I’d ever want to.

His sculpted abs and gorgeous eyes are wasted on such an arrogant man, which makes me hate him even more.

Even though I’ve had a crush on him since I was ten, the feelings weren’t mutual and he’s made that very clear.

He’s always loved getting under my skin and one night against my better judgment, I let him in my bed.

I’ve succumbed to his manwhore ways, but that doesn’t change a thing.

Because the King is about to get played at his own game—and lose.



Young handsome macho man with muscle abdominal and open jacket sitting in armchair.



Once I’m home, I start unbuttoning my shirt and ripping my belt off. I can’t stand being in these clothes any longer than necessary. I don’t see or hear Viola anywhere, although her car is parked in the driveway, so I pull my shirt off and pull my pants down before tossing them on the arm of the couch.

I walk to the kitchen and pull open the fridge to look for a beer. Once I find one, I twist off the cap and slam the door shut again. Just as I take a swig, a girl walks in, who is not Viola and stops frozen in her tracks.

“Who are you?” I ask, fully aware I’m down to my boxers. Her eyes glass over before finally blinking and looking back up to my eyes. “Did you hear me?”

She swallows. “Yes, sorry. You just scared the shit out of me. Viola said her brother wasn’t home.”

“I’m not her brother.” I take another swig, roaming my eyes down her petite little body. “I’m the roommate, Travis.” I say, taking a step toward her. “You must be a friend of Viola’s?”

Before she can answer, I hear Viola stomping toward us. “Don’t touch him, Ash. You’ll catch an STD.”

Her eyes widen, and I’m pretty sure I see her friend take a tiny step back.

“I’m surprised you even know what an STD is, considering you’re a virgin and all.” I flash a wink at her when her friend isn’t looking.

She huffs. “I’m not a vir—gah, never mind. Fuck off, Travis. And put some damn clothes on.”

“I don’t think your friend minds.” I turn and smile at her. “Do you?”

“Uh…I…” she stammers, and a part of me feels bad I’ve put her in the middle.

“Didn’t think so.” I grin, walking past her toward Viola. “Looks like you’re in the minority, princess.”

I sit on the couch and click on the TV. I hear Viola speaking to her friend as they finish bringing in all of her shit. I glance back and see bags lining the floor.

“You realize you’re only staying here for a couple weeks, right?” I shout. “No need to nerd up the place with all your Harry Potter books and capes. Wouldn’t impress my guests.”

“You’re an idiot,” she snaps. “And since when did you consider your one-night stands ‘guests’?”

I turn fully, facing her. Her cheeks are flushed, and I know it’s killing her that she has to be here alone with me. “You want to see how well I treat my guests?” I flash a crooked smile, knowing it’ll rile her right up.

“I wouldn’t let my worst enemy near you,” she fires back, narrowing her eyes at me. Fuck, she’s hot when she gets super pissed. All the more to push her buttons.

I tsk. “If you could keep them away that is…”

I turn back around just as she tells her friend it’s time to go. She whispers a few curse words, and I know this is going to be a lot more fun than I expected.

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My Review

Omg, this book is everything I needed! I loved it!

Travis is crude, crass, a total manwhore and I loved him. He makes no apologies for who he is. Just as you want to smack the smug attitude out of him, he will have you laughing and your panties will be on the floor. He’s one filthy talker!

Viola is my kind of girl. Sassy, fiery, and she does not take any of Travis’s crap. As a matter of fact, she hates him. She’s the cool nerdy girl that has more confidence than  I have in my pinky. Total bookworm, but our Vi has quite the dirty mouth on her too. And up against Travis, she can certainly hold her own.

I laughed so many times throughout this book I’m sure my husband thought I was crazy. Their sexual tension is so palpable that you will squirm in your seat. This is like reading a really dirty sexy version of War of the Roses, without them killing each other.

And speaking of endings….this one had me wanting to throw my Kindle across the room. In the best way of course. It’s a total cliffy that left off right at the best part(damn you). I kept swiping my screen hoping for more but nope, I have to wait.

If you don’t fall in love with these characters, I don’t know how we can be friends. Kennedy Fox has set the bar for rom coms with this book.

I give This Is War 5 hide the sheets kisses


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Kennedy Fox

Kennedy Fox is a duo of bestselling authors who share a love of You’ve Got Mail and The Holiday. When they aren’t bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One day, they decided to collaborate together under a pseudonym and have some fun creating new characters that’ll make your lady bits tingle and your heart melt. If you enjoy romance stories with sexy, tattooed alpha males and smart, independent women, then a Kennedy Fox book is for you! Both authors are from Manhattan living the glamorous bachelorette life, or perhaps they’re just confusing themselves with an episode of Sex and the City (Total #Girlcrush SJP). Either way, they’re looking forward to bringing you many more stories to fall in love with!

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REVIEW: Possession (Steel Brothers Saga #3) by Helen Hardt

Possession (Steel Brothers Saga #3)

By Helen Hardt

 Genre: Contemporary Romance







Jade Roberts’s love for Talon Steel is the real deal, and she’s more determined than ever to help him come to grips with whatever is haunting him. To that end, she continues her investigation of the Steels…and unknowingly attracts some dangerous foes from their shrouded history.

Talon loves Jade deeply and longs to possess her forever, so he faces his worst fears and exposes his rawest wounds in an attempt to heal. The road is icy and treacherous, but if he perseveres and comes out whole on the other side, he’ll finally be worthy of Jade’s love.




The untamed passion between the two still blazes, but as the horrors of Talon’s past resurface, Jade and Talon aren’t safe…




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My Review
 I am possessed by this entire saga. Each book peels back another layer of what is becoming a story that is as heartbreaking as it is intriguing.
Possession is the third book in the Steel Brothers saga. In this book, just as we think we get all the answers we are craving, we are left with more questions, and an obsession to find out what is coming next.
Talon and Jade’s relationship is such a delicate balance of give and take. Each one has to learn to compromise in ways that they have never done before. But it seems with every step forward, a new challenge presents itself. These two characters are dealing with so much already, but the love they have for one another helps them through. Talon and Jade have grown so much since we first met them in Craving.  Especially Talon. The horrors he lives with would cripple a weaker man.
 The underlying plot is the one that fascinates me the most. I want justice, I want revenge, I want answers. Just as I think I know which direction Helen is going to take us, she throws us off in to left field and I am left guessing once again. Patience is NOT one of my virtues and when reading a saga, it certainly leaves me at a disadvantage. I do love that this story is far from over though. I would hate to say goodbye to these characters after three books. They deserve a saga.
I give Possession 5 kisses

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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Helen Hardt’s passion for the written word began with the books her mother read to her at bedtime. She wrote her first story at age six and hasn’t stopped since. In addition to being an award winning author of contemporary and historical romance and erotica, she’s a mother, a black belt in Taekwondo, a grammar geek, an appreciator of fine red wine, and a lover of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. She writes from her home in Colorado, where she lives with her family. Helen loves to hear from readers.

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REVIEW: Ruin by Clarissa Wild




Title: Ruin
Author: Clarissa Wild
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 Release Date: September 20, 2016
Maybell Fairweather was the girl of my dreams.Always smiling brightly, she kept going, despite the names her classmates called her behind her back.

She was full of curiosity and independence, the extent of which I could only be jealous of. Even though she had all odds stacked against her, she knew what she wanted from life and pursued it, no matter the cost.She was completely my opposite in every way.

Perfect, even though she couldn’t see it.

Perfect … until me.Because this is the story of how I ruined her.

 Based on a true story. Standalone Romance. No cliffhanger.

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“I needed that …” she murmurs, closing her eyes again.

“I know you did.” I smile cheekily.

She lets out a long, drawn-out sigh. “Alex Wright … you seem to know everything.”

“No, I just know you,” I reply boldly.

“Really now?” She opens one eye.

“I know you better than you think,” I say.

Now, both her eyes are open but hidden underneath thick lashes and a curious frown. “Really? Then what am I thinking right now?” She smirks as her feet dangle below the bench, one swaying, the other unmoving, and there is only one thing I can think of.

A tiny leaf that’s fallen on top of her head makes my hand move closer to swipe it away, but I linger. My fingers gently trail along her soft dark blond hair, past her ears and down her cheeks, until they reach her chin. There, I subtly grasp her between my thumb and index finger and lean in, cocking my head. My eyes slowly close, the sound of her short breaths pulling me in.

Before I know it, my lips have locked with hers.

I don’t know why I’m kissing her.

Well, other than the fact that I’ve been madly in love with her all this time.

She was just perfect.

Perfect, just the way she is.

Her scrunched-up face and rosy lips … just had to be kissed.

So I did it.

I’m actually kissing Maybell Fairweather.

I don’t know what I’m doing. I’ve only ever kissed one other girl, and that was in kindergarten. I have no fucking clue, but I hope I’m doing it right. She isn’t stopping me or pushing me away, so that’s a good thing. Right?

But damn, she tastes so sweet, and her lips are so soft.

No wonder everyone likes to do this so much.

It feels like it lasts forever.

After a while, she needs to take a breath, and our lips unlock. Her eyes wide and her lips parted, still swollen, heavy, much like mine, and all I can think of is kissing her again.

Is it so wrong to want the thing I shouldn’t have?

She tucks a strand of her wild hair behind her ear, her cheeks turning red as a strawberry, but I like the color. I can’t stop looking at her, but it’s growing awfully silent too. She’s still so close to me; I can feel her warm breath tingle on my skin.

“This?” I murmur, as an answer to her question.

She bites her lip to stop herself from smiling. “I …”

Her smile only makes me feel more bold, so I place my hand on her cheek and pull her even closer. “I just want to make you happy.”

I lean in again and press another soft kiss on her lips, the touch exhilarating me. Goose bumps scatter across my skin as I taste her on my lips. My blood rushes through my body to the only spot it can go to, the sudden burst of greed filling me. My pants tighten as my dick flinches from her lips alone.

God, I need to stop. This isn’t right.

With all the willpower I can muster, I unlatch my lips from hers, her taste still lingering on my tongue. I can smell her perfume too, the scent rubbed off on my cheeks and neck, and it’s making me giddy. Horny.


I clear my throat as we both turn red as a beet.

“Well …” I get up from the bench and turn away for a second to cool down my manly parts. I even think of the delusional grandpa she has for a neighbor just so I can rid myself of this hard-on. Anything to make it go away quicker.

When I’ve cooled down, I turn to her and smile. She’s still looking at me. Her lips still parted, her face still in shock mode. I can only hope my guess was right, but I won’t ask. I’ll let her decide.

So I hold out my hand and say, “Let’s go back inside.”

For a second, she just stares at me, then my hand, and then me again.

Her hand slowly reaches for mine.

Our fingers entangle.

The tip of her lips points upward.That’s when I know.

My Review
I LOVE Clarissa’s writing style. I fell in love with her dark and now I think I fell even more in love with her light.
Ruin is based on true events and you can tell that Clarissa laid her heart bare for this story. Maybell and Alex’s struggles are heartbreaking at times. You feel their pain, their heartache, the fact that neither feel that they belong. Maybell and Alex are people that everyone should aspire to be. Their strength and perseverance gave me hope. What they consider to be their weakness is the very thing that gives them their strength. Maybell refuses to give up, even when she’s facing giving up her dream. Alex lives with guilt that is immeasurable to even imagine, yet he pushes forward. Their insecurities are real, the feeling of never fitting in, is real. Yet through everything, they find something special. Something that they can each relate to, somewhere to belong.
Ruin is the type of book that is not an easy read. Not because of it’s darkness, or it’s violence, but because every emotion that these two characters feel, you know was felt by a real person. This wasn’t just a story dreamed up, this was someone’s life, their fears, insecurities, their hopes and dreams. It takes a lot of courage to put yourself out there and my hat’s off to you Ms. Wild. Ruin is simply brilliant and one of my Top 5 books of the year.
5 ruined kisses


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Clarissa Wild is a New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author, best known for the dark Romance novel Mr. X. Her novels include the Fierce Series, the Delirious Series, Stalker Duology, Twenty-One (21), Ultimate Sin, VIKTOR, and Bad Teacher. She is also a writer of erotic romance such as the Blissful Series, The Billionaire’s Bet series, and the Enflamed Series. She is an avid reader and writer of sexy stories about hot men and feisty women. Her other loves include her furry cat friend and learning about different cultures. In her free time she enjoys watching all sorts of movies, reading tons of books and cooking her favorite meals.

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