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~Review~ Guns n’ Boys: Swamp Blood By K.A. Merikan

 

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Guns n’ Boys: Swamp Blood (Guns n’ Boys #4)

by K.A. Merikan

***3 Stars***

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Hmmmm…

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This seems to be a typical case of all-of-my-friends-loved-it-but-me. Maybe I should add that I’m not really into books about biker gangs and this story was apparently some kind of crossover with another series by the authors (Sex & Mayhem) about the Coffin Nails MC.


I don’t know how much it was the book or how much it was me being sick that I did not really enjoy this story. I loved Guns n’ Boys: Homicidal Instinct and I even thought that this series was getting better and better, but not for me I’m afraid. I debated with myself if I should write a review at all, because I want to be fair, but decided to steer a middle course and give it 3 stars to compensate any injustice.

The book began just great. Both, Dom and Seth, have to deal with the aftereffects of what was done to Seth by his own brother at the end of the previous book and I so felt for them.


I really get that it is hard for both of them to cope with the events…

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… but what followed was somewhat unnecessary drama.


The ensuing ups and downs in their relationship, their fights and especially Dom’s behavior felt a bit staged. A little less and I could have believed it. As it was, though, it was tiring and eye-roll inducing. For me, it felt like being back at square one just the other way round, because this time it was Dom whom I did not particularly like in this book and he was always my favorite so far.

He behaved like a self-righteous prick sometimes and was far too arrogant for my liking. Those who followed my reviews for the other books in this series know that it is quite a surprise – yes, for me too! – that I loved Seth more this time.


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I really enjoyed his character development, with him finally standing up for himself and trying not to depend too much on Dom, it was more than I could have asked for.

Who I did not care much for was Mark, the little hooker Dom, and Seth took in after saving him from trouble with a biker.With him behaving like a brat most of the time, I did not even feel sorry for him, at least not until the end, anyway.

And don’t get me started on Dana. I somehow I don’t trust her, being sent after Dom and Seth by the mafia in the last book and jumping ship just like that. Something about her just feels off.


Enough with the rant, though. The sex was hot – just to give you a hint: role-play!!! – and the ending was as thrilling as in the other books, albeit a bit OTT.

I better stop now, because it is hard to think with a stuffed-up nose and a head that feels like being filled with cotton. 😉 I have read the first four books in this series, including the short story, almost back to back and maybe it is time for me to take a longer break from it, to read something in between, so I can enjoy the next book again.

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~Review~ Love in Lingerie by Alessandra Torre

 

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Love in Lingerie by Alessandra Torre

***3 Stars***

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I’ve been watching it ever since I first saw it advertised on. Highly praised and highly valued. Given the author, I said it can not be another way.

The book must be amazing or….

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The book starts with Kate who applies for a position as Creative Director at Marks Lingerie. Her job is to help save and bring back to life the company. She is not satisfied with the current job that she has, she feels underrated. She feels that she does not make what makes her happy. So she applies to another company, where she is charmed by her new boss. Although it is engaged, she is not happy. She has a dull and simple relationship with her fiance and a boring life. 

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Trey is a very known playboy who fucks each walking skirt. He needs to save his company from bankruptcy. So he needs new and attractive ideas. So he hires Kate even though the attraction between them is on fire.

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Along the way, they become very good friends. Way too abruptly on my opinion. They both are very attracted to each other. They both fight against the attraction. They think at the company and at the friendship between them, they don’t want to put this two in danger. So in the end of the book, they decided to give their love a chance.

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What I do not like in the book was…It seemed to me very simple both the book and their relationship. They became best friends too suddenly and tThey both had dirty and exciting thoughts about one another. Just thoughts and nothing more. I thought Kate was a mean bitch when she judges Trey for his kink and didn’t even listen to him all the way.


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It was me or I don’t know. Everyone praise this book. But I really don’t see the fuss around her. I think it wasn’t as good as the previous books of the author.

Sorry, but I didn’t find in the book what I was looking for.

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~Review~ Taming Teddy by Lucy Lennox

 

~Review by ~Wendy~

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Taming Teddy (Made Marian #2) by Lucy Lennox

***3 Stars***

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I really enjoyed the first book in this series and I was looking forward to reading this second one very much. Unfortunately, I didn’t enjoy it as much as book 1.

Maybe it was because I didn’t feel a connection with the characters. I liked Jamie but I didn’t really care a lot for Teddy. He wasn’t a bad guy, but he didn’t leave a big impression on me either. Maybe it was because I missed all the other crazy characters from the previous book. They were funny and they made me laugh. That’s something that I missed in this story, it didn’t make me laugh…

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Now don’t get me wrong, I didn’t think it was bad and I still enjoyed reading it. It just didn’t meet my expectations.


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So, this book is about Teddy, Wild Life photographer and Jamie, Animal Whisperer. Teddy needs a special kind of photograph to win an award he is after and a picture of Jamie interacting with wildlife, would be perfect.

Jamie has been blowing him off for some time now and being sick of waiting, Teddy jumps on a plane to Alaska to confront the man in person.


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Just like in the first book, the steam was very nicely done.

Like I said, I missed the humor, and I didn’t really connect with the MC’s, but that won’t stop me from reading Jude’s story. I’m very curious about his story….

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~Review~ Snow & Secrets By RJ Scott

 

~Review by ~Simone~

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Snow & Secrets (Stanford Creek #3)

by RJ Scott ,Writing as Rozenn Scott

This book can be read as a standalone.

***3 Stars***

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Fame sometimes feels like a rush…

… unless there is a public scandal that puts you even more in the crosshairs of the paparazzi and leads to a media harassment without peer.


That is the story of pop star Tyler Hart

 : Although openly gay -, getting caught on video at the receiving end of a blowjob in a public bathroom. The only way possible for Ty, who already deals with some kind of anxiety disorder, to escape the media frenzy is to hide and lick his wounds in a remote cabin in the mountains of Vermont which belongs to the future brother-in-law of one of the former members of Ty’s boy band. The only problem? It is already taken…


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Garrett Campbell works in cooperation with a seal team as a translator for a government agency, which is a closely guarded secret and not even his family knows what he does for a living. Wounded in a hostage retrieval gone wrong, he seeks revenge for the death of his partner during said operation and is intent on finding the mole who set them up. After the death of another team member, he is also forced to go into hiding and the only qualified location for him to feel safe is his brother’s cabin in Stanford Creek, where his peace and his heart is disturbed by the appearance of Ty.


And here we go again! I am not a big  fan of insta-love. Although the word is a bit too strong for the situation of Ty and Garrett (at least at the beginning), it was too insta-… something for me, nonetheless. In this story both guys lusted after each other before they even met: Garrett over a poster of Ty and his boy band in his locker at college and Ty over stories he heard from his friends about their assumption of Garrett being a spy of some sorts. Furthermore, I could not really buy the fact that Ty – despite his anxiety – felt safe with Garrett within an hour, even though they exchanged just a few words. Both men just felt too young for me and their behavior too immature sometimes. There were scenes where I wanted to shake them and shout ‘Oh, come on… How old are you? Fifteen?’ We don’t get any information about Garrett’s age, but given his profession, I would have thought he being a bit more reasonable and Ty is 26, so not that young, either…


This book is the 3rd installment in the Stanford Creek series from author RJ Scott under the pen name Rozenn Scott and can be read as a standalone. The first two books are M/F romance and I haven’t read them. At first, I had some problems to sort out the names of all the side characters, and we are talking about a damn big family with siblings, cousins, spouses, girl- and boyfriends etc.here, but after a while, I just went with the flow and it was fine by me.


The story itself was okay, although nothing to write home about. As for me, I would have wished for a bit more action before it hit the 85% mark, and even then everything was wrapped up too quickly for me. Up until that moment ,there was a lot of talks , hot tub baths ,and snow scooping…


I have to admit that the solution to the mystery of the mole took me by surprise, but not even that could make me give this story a higher rating than  3 Stars

 


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~Review~ Womanizer by Katy Evans

 

~Review by ~Jan~

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Womanizer (Manwhore #4)by Katy Evans

***3 Stars***

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Womanizer was not what I was expecting after reading the blurb. I thought it would be more Casanova-ish with a Callan living a life of a rake, surrounded by women in all shapes and hair color. Something more in the line of a lady-killer. I wanted him to be a bad boy and do wicked things. However, Callan turned out as a normal guy.unsure-emoticon


Olivia was a nice girl but a bit annoying sometimes with her inner monologs, plus the push and pull.angry-emoticonI also didn’t get that delicious thrill of reading a forbidden story as the blurb, again, led me to think…he was her wicked little secret.


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~Review~Expose (Crash #3) by Drew Jordan

~Review by ❤ Mary ❤~

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Expose (Crash #3) by Drew Jordan

***3 Stars***

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Well…my impasse is still here. It is the most confused book that I have read ever. And still, mindfuck. I think these two characters are psychopaths and they deserve each other.

I was hoping for another ending. I did not expect that ending and those course of action throughout the entire book. I am still confused. There are too many questions without answers. In the blurb of the book, we are told that in this third book we will find the Conclusion. But NO.We Will not!


Who the f..k is Chelsea?


It was from both protagonists POV. Not from the “stranger”. Who by the way, we still don’t know his name. LAME… The action was lame, the sex lame…

And the ending…The epilog WTF??? I didn’t understand shit.

I’m mentioning that I have read such kind of books, but none of them were like those here. Dark, twisted and mindfuck. But in the end, you would receive all the answers. But not in this books.

Sorry! 


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Hide (Crash #2) by Drew Jordan

Review by ❤ Mary ❤

 

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   My rating 3 stars out of 5  

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I think for the first time since I started to read this tips of books, that I don’t know what to think. I’m at an impasse.


The book continues where the first book ended.  Like I said, the “LOVE”  make things interesting. We discover more secrets about them both. The sex is great between them.


The woodsman is more human and we see a sensitive part of him. He is very possessive of Lainey, very jealous and very manipulative. I think they’re both fucked up in the head.

We still don’t have his name, though. I didn’t like his lie. I got really mad. That is not loving, that is a sickness.


But can’t wait to read the next book, where I hope I will understand all this mindfuck.

 

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Sugar Daddies by Jade West

Review by ❤ Mary ❤ 

 

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 Sugar Daddies by Jade West

***3 Stars***


Katie is a girl who wants to fulfill her dream, at any cost. So…she finds something simple, The Sugar Daddy site.

Carl and Rick are looking for “The One”, for the special girl how can fulfill their dream. What all of them find and how the story goes, it’s up to you  to discover.

Well, I am disappointed. Considering that I love the menage books, and this one, is not the first of this kind,  I was expecting more. For me, the book wasn’t interesting and not even hot. I don’t know. …it didn’t get to me.

The subject was good, the story was good, but the writing  it seems plane.

Or maybe it was just me.


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Review by ❤ Mary ❤

Lazar’s Gaze by Rose Fell

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⭐⭐⭐3 Stars ⭐⭐⭐

Well ,this was a first for me in many aspects. It is my first ARC, and it was a different story to read. I don’t know how to say’it, I don’t want to ruin the review by putting spoilers in it,….it’s gonna be hard.
First….the story was good. I liked the story,but I want more, I want more complexity and fluidity. Not summary. Not complicated and boring details, no, just simple and important stuff.To know the characters better, to become one with the characters.

I liked Olivia, and I didn’t like her.

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 I liked her because she was a free and independent woman. A strong and a brave woman how to know what she wants and goes for it, no matter what. Free of inhibitions and shame, exploring enjoying her pleasure and sexuality. I liked her personality. But I didn’t like her control over the act, over sex. I like the men to be the Alfa.

This was a first too for me. I like the men to be the MEN and to be in control. I think I am a little Sub deep down. 😀
Lazar…hmmm….for me the guy was an enigma, and I want and can wait to know him better. I don’t understand him. He was in a very long relationship and now he explores the casual sex thing. He is a nice guy, hot guy, good in bed guy, but romantic.
I don’t know how to explain this to make myself clear. I don’t understand how a man can be sweet and cute when he does casually. Romantic and casual? This is what I don’t understand. Maybe I am just accustomed to the manwhore type, the jerks type, I don’t know. The Doms.
Anyway. …the book and the story is good. But I want more. And I encourage the author to do more complicated story and action. The characters are good, they have chemistry. Work from there. I am not giving it 3 stars because I didn’t like’it, I’m giving 3 stars because it was short, fast, summary and simple. Make it longer, complex and especially hotter.

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Review by ❤ Mary ❤

Wallbanger (Cocktail, #1) by Alice Clayton

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⭐⭐⭐3 stars ⭐⭐⭐

The book wasn’t my type!

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I mean, the cover is HOT, the plot is HOT.

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After the “wallbanging” with those other girls, you expect something WOW, some serious wallbanging with the heroine, …but NO. It’s all sweet and friendship, and super funny….Clive, the cat makes the book.

So…if you’re looking for something sweet, funny and romantic, this is the one and ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐5 stars  for that.

But I’m not looking for sweet.

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So my rating for the book is ⭐⭐⭐3 stars ⭐⭐⭐

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