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~Review~Falling for Dante (A Clean Slate Novel, #2) by D.J. Hunnam~

 

35077087Title: Falling for Dante
Author: D.J. Hunnam
Series: A Clean Slate Novel #2
Page Count: 239 pages
Release Date: May 30, 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Erotic
Reviewer: ~Mary~
Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

I fell for my brother’s best friend when I was just a kid. He broke my heart, one unforgettable night, in a frat house bathroom. Now he’s back and ready for another shot. There’s just one problem. I’m damaged goods.
I’m a demon…
On and off the football field. The only thing I like more than scoring touchdowns is scoring with the ladies. When my best friend’s little sister begs me to take her virginity, I’m not surprised. Erica has had a crush on me since she was an awkward kid. So I do what any man would. I reject her.
Fast forward five years and Erica has blossomed into one irresistible woman. Too bad she still hates my guts. Convincing her to give me another chance might be the hardest play I’ve ever had to execute. But I’m willing to give it the old college try.
I’m a fool…
For falling for Dante. He stole the playbook to my heart when I was just a kid and has been running defense with his ever since. I offered him everything. My heart. My soul. My body. His rejection propelled me into a world where my innocence was the price for admission.

Now I’m running scared. From my past. From my present. From the feelings that Dante stirs up every time he’s around. It’s only a matter of time before I trip and fall into the arms of the only man I’ve ever loved. But will the fall come at a premium my heart can afford?


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I was beyond happy for receiving an ARC for this book. I’ve read the first book, Faking it with Damian, so I wanted so bad to know Dante’s and Erika story. I was also happy to see how the story of Damian and Janice continues, and meet them again.

This book was like a movie, a romantic comedy movie.

To be honest, I loved more Falling for Dante then Faking it with Damian. It was much funnier, entertaining, suspenseful, and way more HOTter. God…I still sigh.

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So back to the book and the review… 😀
Erika is Damian (from Faking it with Damian) baby sister.

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 One day, Damian comes home from college with his best friend, Dante. Erika was 14 years old, but she fell instantly and over her head in love with Dante. She knew from that day on, that Dante was her fairytale prince.

Dante was Damian’s best friend(in Faking it with Damian)…

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…And although Damian came from a good rich family, Dante was a poor kid, from a disturbing family. All Dante had was his talent. To be a great football player. That was his future, football was his chance to a better life. When he met Erika…his whole world was turned upside down. She was only a kid. That couldn’t be possible. So they became best friends.

Years pass and Erika grows in a spectacular hot girl, but she was obviously off limits to him for various reasons. He was a lady’s man, he wasn’t good enough for her, she deserved way better than him, she was his best friend baby sister, but obviously…

Erika had another opinion and other plans.

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Erika moves on with her future and takes a decision that changes her life. Dante’s future takes an unexpected turn. But life and faith bring them together again. Are they now willing to give them and their love another chance?

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As I said, I loved the book.

I loved the awful thing (I know that sounds disturbing what I just said, I don’t love the subject in that way, I love the SUBJECT itself, because is reflecting the real life. Those awful things are really happening). I was expecting more action, more drama, and more suspense. But in comparison with Faking it with Damian, it was way better. For me at least.

So if you are looking to read something easy, sweet, funny, lovely and hot this book right here is the one for you.

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~Review~Blood Guard (Mission #1) by Megan Erickson~

 

34444705Title: Blood Guard
Author: Megan Erickson
Series: Mission #1
Publisher: Loveswept
Page Count: 182 pages
Release Date: September 12, 2017
Genre(s): Romance, Paranormal/Vampires
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

Enter a world of immortal danger and desire—and discover an incredible fate borne of blood.
Tendra: One minute, I’m a bartender in gritty Mission City; the next, I’m whisked away by a vampire named Athan who tells me that I’m the lifeblood of his clan. It sounds unbelievable, but he’s got evidence I can’t deny. Turns out, Athan belongs to an underground society of vampires who feed only on humans with their consent. Their enemies have no such qualms, and they want me dead. The only thing standing in their way is strong, sexy Athan. And the closer we get, the more tempted I am to let Athan feed. . . .
Athan: How could I have known when I snatched this snarky, beautiful human off the streets that she would change my destiny? As a loyal soldier, I must deliver Tendra to our future king—my brother. Empowered with the blood of ten generations of the Gregorie breed, she is fated to rule as our queen. But there’s something between us that’s so intoxicating, so carnal, I can’t help wanting Tendra for myself . . . even if it’s treason.


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I am a big sucker for vampires, so when I saw this baby on Netgalley, I knew I had to read it.

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Tendra is a waitress, who one day after her shift, gets snatched off the street and kidnapped. She is thrown into a world, where all of a sudden vampires are real and she herself is supposed to be  “Sanguivita” ( meal ticket) for the clan’s king, because of her “special” blood.

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Of course, Tendra was quite shocked at first, but evidence suggest, her kidnapper Athen, is not talking out of his ass. 😛 


Apparently, there are different kinds of vampires. Those that only feed with consent, and those that don’t give a damn about the human envolved. Those are the dangerous kind and they are now after Tendra…This is where Athen comes in.He is her Blood Guard and he is supposed to keep her safe and deliver her to the clan’s king… 

…Who is also his brother…

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The two of them go on the run…but being chased by bad vampires isn’t the only problem they are facing…

There is also the little fact of them falling for each other.

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I really enjoyed reading this one and I think it was a promising start to a new series.

I also got a few laughs in, which is always a plus for me.  It was definitely inst-lovey, but for some reason, with PNR books, I don’t care so much.  I also really liked the MC’s. Kendra was pretty badass, though Athan was a bit softer than I expected him to be.

I am very curious about book 2.

An ARC was kindly provided to me via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.

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~Release Day Review~Small Change (Small Change #1) by Roan Parrish~

 

35109768Title: Small Change
Author: Roan Parrish
Series: Small Change #1
Publisher: Monster Press
Page Count: 258 pages
Release Date: June 1, 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Reviewer: ~Judith~
Rating: 4 Stars out of 5

~Blurb~

Ginger Holtzman has fought for everything she’s ever had—the success of her tattoo shop, respect in the industry, her upcoming art show. Tough and independent, she has taking-no-crap down to an art form. Good thing too, since keeping her shop afloat, taking care of her friends, and scrambling to finish her paintings doesn’t leave time for anything else. Which … is for the best, because then she doesn’t notice how lonely she is. She’ll get through it all on her own, just like she always does.

Christopher Lucen opened a coffee and sandwich joint in South Philly because he wanted to be part of a community after years of running from place to place, searching for something he could never quite name. Now, he relishes the familiarity of knowing what his customers want, and giving it to them. But what he really wants now is love.

When they meet, Christopher is smitten, but Ginger … isn’t quite so sure. Christopher’s gorgeous, and kind, and their opposites-attract chemistry is off the charts. But hot sex is one thing—truly falling for someone? Terrifying. When her world starts to crumble around her, Ginger has to face the fact that this fight can only be won by being vulnerable—this fight, she can’t win on her own.

Small Change is the first book in a series that will include M/F and M/M romances.


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Ginger is Daniel’s best friend from In the Middle of Somewhere and this book, kind of, runs parallel with that one.However, this is a standalone and the first book in a new series by Roan Parrish that will also include MM stories.

Ginger Holtzman is a tough independent woman.

She’s had to work hard to get where she is and she’s not about to relinquish her independence any time soon.The owner of a Tattoo shop and currently working on an upcoming art show,s he knows how hard it is for a woman in this industry.


Christopher Lucen is the owner of a coffee shop in the same area.

One of the good guys, He’s patient, caring, steady, and is always there for people…oh, and he’s just a bit hot!

Christopher is instantly smitten with Ginger…but is she ready to let someone into her life permanently? She’s very open about her sexuality…she’s bi sexual but has never really had any kind of long-term relationship before.

“What if, with Christopher, I could burn the world down when I needed to, and he could extinguish a spot for us in the center of it, carve out a safe place for us while the fire raged outside.”


What I loved about this book…Christopher (happy sigh )…I want one of my own.If ever there was a description of a perfect man, this is him, I absolutely loved him and he’s a huge factor in this book working for me.All he wants is to be loved…

“Christopher wants to be loved(…)And he wants to be needed.It’s what he’s always wanted(…)”

-A slow build up.Both characters are in their thirties and there’s no insta lust and falling into bed.The sex scenes are perfectly placed in the story.

-A secondary character….Faron.Hello, if ever I was intrigued by someone it’s most definitely him.

The story is told, primarily, from  Ginger’s pov but we do get an insight into Christopher’s thoughts by way of emails to his brother, Jude.

On that note, Jude is gay and I’m so excited to get his story and I’ve got high hopes for him and a certain character.

A bit of drama and angst towards the end and I definitely got annoyed with Ginger, but overall I really enjoyed this.

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~Release Day Review~Just a Little Junk by Stylo Fantôme~

 

35173331Title: Just a Little Junk
Author: Stylo Fantôme
Release Date: May 22, 2017
Genre(s): Romantic, Suspense/Comedy
Reviewer: ~Mary~
Rating: 5 Stars out of 5

~Blurb~

 If anyone asks, that’s all that’s in your trunk. Definitely, don’t say anything about the dead guy you just found back there!

Jodi Morgan is having a bad weekend.

After partying a little too hard, she wakes up with a monster hangover and almost no recollection of the night before. So imagine her surprise when she looks in her trunk and instead of finding a spare tire, she finds the last guy she’d danced with before blacking out.

Who is he? How did he get in there? How did he die? And oh dear lord, did she kill him!?

When her older brother’s best friend offers to help, things start looking up. They’ve known each other since she was thirteen, and ten years later, he still treats her like a little kid – surely, committing felonies has to trigger some sort of spark. Together, they wind up going on an adventure that takes them all over Los Angeles. From raves to penthouses to strip clubs. All in the search for the answer to her question.

Who is the dead guy in my trunk!?


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*****5 Stars*****5ggh

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In case you didn’t read The Kane trilogy from this author, YOU MUST read it. Like every other author, Stylo Fantome has a unique style of writing. Humorous, funny as hell, intense action, exciting, suspenseful, mind blowing and of course…H O T.

Just a little Junk starts with…Jodi a.k.a Jo a.k.a Jojo

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Jodi is partying in a club with her friends and she is very drunk, and when I mean very, I’m saying unconscious drunk. She has a secret crush on her best friend, actually her brother best friend, who now that he left became her best friend. So…since she is drunk she hits on him and trays to make him jealous.

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Archer is the sexy hot as hell best friend, the neighbor of Jodie. He swerved to Jo’s brother that will protect her, take care of her and never touch her. She was off limits to him. But Cupid made his way after all. He was head over heels for her since they were kids, teenagers, and he became in love with her.

So as a best friend…lover boy he had to take care of her right !?

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The next day when Jojo wakes up with the mother of all hangover’s, as this wasn’t just enough when she opens the trunk of her car, she wakes up for real when she sees a dead body in her trunk.

Now, this is all the fun and adventure starts. I’m telling you…this is when your heart, pulse, and breathing takes off. Like for real. Is all suspense, mystery, funny jokes, hotness and exciting.

I LOVED their relationship as friends, as lovers, as partners. To me,  were some moments when she was a total Dom. And I don’t mean it in a sexual way.

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No…he was all honey and sweets, not to upset her or to push her away.

But Archie was definitely the bad ass hero of the story. He was powerful, smart, determined. He knew what he wanted, tried in vain to stay away from Jojo, just to be her best friend because he thought he wasn’t good enough for her, that she deserved much better than him…but in the end….

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~Review~Until Sage (Until Him #2) by Aurora Rose Reynolds~

 

26838703Title: Until Sage
Author: Aurora Rose Reynolds
Series: Until Him #2
Release Date: May 9, 2017
Page Count: 202 pages
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Suspense
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 3.5 Stars out of 5

 ~Blurb~

Sage Mayson had Kimberly Cullen once, and the memory of that brief encounter has tortured him since the moment he pushed her away. He should have followed his gut, but he didn’t, and now he’s left watching the woman he wants more than anything from afar.

Kimberly vowed to protect her heart from Sage, but when her sister is murdered and her world starts to fall apart, he’s the one person she finds herself leaning on.

Getting a second chance is something Sage knows is rare. He’s not going to squander the one he’s been given, and he won’t take no for an answer when it comes to making Kim his.

But what Sage doesn’t know is Kim has a secret that could leave them both devastated and heartbroken.


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I love this author and I have read all the books in this series and the other series.

That’s a lot of books and I can honestly say, that I am still not bored with them. All these books have possessive alpha men and a heavy case of insta-love, which I don’t even mind.

That said, this wasn’t my favorite of the series. I enjoyed it…. I just didn’t love it as much as I did all the others.

I gave it 4 stars, but it’s more like 3,5 to me…

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In the previous book, it was made clear that Sage messed up his chance to be with Kim.

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In this book, we find out what exactly happened between the two of them, and how they move forward from there.

For some reason, I expected a bit more on what was going on between them and how things went wrong. Sage messing up, felt a bit rushed over and they were back together in a flash.

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After reuniting, not much else happens, to be honest.

I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop or for things to take a different turn, but they never did.Sure Kim is struggling with some personal stuff and when Sage finally finds out towards the end, they have some falling out…but even that was fixed within a few pages. It also didn’t make a whole lot of sense to me. Not her keeping her secret and not how he reacted when he found out.

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For me, there just wasn’t enough meat to the story. I liked it, but I expected so much more from these two…especially since we have known them for some time.

It was good…but I expected the best. My bad I guess.

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~Review~Open Hearts by Eve Dangerfield~

 

34377372Title: Open Hearts
Author: Eve Dangerfield
Release Date: April 25, 2017
Page Count: 294 pages
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Erotic, Comedy
Reviewer: ~Mary~
Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5

~Blurb~

Ash Bennett’s had enough. She’s not wasting any more time longing for Prince Charming and getting stuck with Prince ‘Babe, What’s For Dinner?’
If she can’t find a respectable, self-sufficient man to start a family with she’ll just do it by herself. It’s better than pinning all your hopes on a guy who’s never going to make you happy. Take Dean Sherwood, sure he’s stupid hot but that doesn’t pay the bills or remember to pick you up from the airport. No, they’re just having a little fun until Ash can find a donor. Right?
If only it was that easy…
Everyone loves Dean. He’s easygoing, a great footballer and always up for a beer or sixteen. He also has the attention span of a Cocker Spaniel on MDMA, but that’s never been a problem where the opposite sex is concerned. At least it wasn’t until he met Ash. Beautiful, driven and wild in bed; she’s all he’s ever wanted in a wife.
Unfortunately, he’s far from what she wants in a husband, what with his perpetually empty bank account and inability to cook anything other than bacon. When she tells him he’s not baby-daddy material, Dean vows to become the man she needs, whatever it takes.
Open Hearts is the sequel to Locked Box. It features angst, bogans, hot sex, naked snowboarding and the triumphant return of Max and Julia who are dealing with a romantic dilemma of their own.


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This is my third book read from this author. It’s the same style which I have become accustomed to, funny, hot and sexy. But my favorite one remains Taunt.

Open Hearts opens up with Ashley…

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…Who is in conflict with herself because of her latest boyfriend, her sister and herself. Although Ashley and her sister Julie had a rough childhood, and she practically raised her sister, she managed to finish high school, get a job, a car, paid her school and get her a diploma and a properly job as a nurse, and take care of her sister. She lived her life a little too wild, with a lot’s of boyfriends and party’s, and now all she wants is peace, a baby and if is possible, a man. A man who wants to make a baby and if is possible to love her and for her to love him.


Dean a.k.a Red is a huge redhead.

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A giant with an even giant heart. A very sexy redhead, as the author describes him. His only flaw is that he is thoughtless, irresponsible. He lived his life a little too wild too, but now he wants to settle down. Wife, kids, house all the family stuff.

When Dean and Ash meet, there is insta love. But only one of them recognizes and fights for the other one.

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I loved Dean will all my heart, especially with his Dom/rough side. I loved him even with his dumbness side. How can you not love that sweet, kinky, kind, sexy, gorgeous, giant/big, guy??? He was ambitious, persistent, he fought for what he wanted the most, he changed his entire life for that.

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I loved Ash too, but most of the book…man….

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I wanted to enter there, in the book, and slap that crazy bi… face. Wtf was wrong with her??? I was so angry with her…

The story was good, I like it. I loved how funny it was some time.

A great book from a great writer.

If you want to read something funny and hot, this book right here is the one.

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~Release Day Review~Going in Deep (Billionaire Bad Boys #4) by Carly Phillips~

 

34216074Title: Going in Deep
Author: Carly Phillips
Series: Billionaire Bad Boys #4
Publisher: CP Publishing
Page Count: 174 pages
Release Date: May 9, 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4 Stars out of 5

~Blurb~

Julian Dane thought he’d hit rock bottom — until he met a woman (isn’t that what they all say?). He used her and broke her heart. Now he wants to turn things around but the damage he dealt stands in his way.

Kendall Parker’s unique issues have made it hard to live a normal life. Very few people understand her and she trusts even less … but she believed in Julian once, and he only betrayed her.

Now Julian is back — a new man — and determined to win Kendall’s heart. But this reformed bad boy just might find that Going in Deep is harder than it looks.

Billionaire Bad Boys: Rich, Powerful and Sexy as hell.
All Billionaire Bad Boys Novels stand alone!


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I haven’t read any of the other books in this series, so I went in kind of blind. Thankfully I could follow the storyline just fine so this can be read as a stand-alone. Going in blind also meant I didn’t have any feelings about the MC’s before starting this book. So even though I know, from the reviews I have read about the other books, that Julian was an ass in the past…for me, he started with a clean slate. 😛

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This is a second chance love story, which I am a huge fan of. 😉

Julian has betrayed Kendall in the past and he broke her heart. Kendall wasn’t in the best place of her life at that time either…she has bi-polar and was a bit messed up herself.

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I was a bit disappointed, that there was so little info about their pasts in this one. I would have liked to read more about their previous relationship and how Kendall felt struggling with her bipolar. This book really focuses on the present though.

Both of them are doing better now and Julian wants to right his mistakes, make amends and apologize to the woman he has wronged. 

Kendall isn’t so accepting at first though…

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Slowly these two get to know each other all over again and grow closer.

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There are some issues, with Kendall’s family not being happy with her relationship with Julian…Even though this book deal with some heavy subjects, such as mental illness and addiction, this book is mostly about becoming the person you were meant to be. Like I said before, there isn’t much about the actual addiction and the struggle with bi-polar because this book starts when both of the MC’s have overcome their struggles.

These two were great together, but they didn’t heal one another. They both came to a point in their lives, where they decided to get their act together…before they reunited. I really appreciated that. They didn’t need to be together, to function…but they wanted to be.

Still, I wished there would have been more information about the time they spend together in the past.

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~Review~Jagged Pill (Broken Lives #3) by Marita A. Hansen~

 

33026159Title: Jagged Pill
Author: Marita A. Hansen
Series: Broken Lives #3
Page Count: 333 pages
Release Date: April 29, 2017
Genre(s): Romance, Mystery/Suspense
Reviewer: ~Judith~
Rating: 5 Stars out of 5

~Blurb~

What was happening couldn’t be real. I couldn’t be on the run from the police and gang members. I was, or had been, a strait-laced high school teacher.

Nor could I be sitting next to one of my students, a boy from my English class. And he definitely couldn’t be the love of my life, since I was married.

But it was all very real.

I was in love with Dante Rata, a teenage gang member from the wrong side of town. I’d ruined my marriage for him. Destroyed my career for him. Left my safe middle-class world behind, risking my freedom, and even my life, just to be with him.

And despite all of that, I was living my happily-ever

For now.

Because when the after part came, I would lose everything.

Including Dante.


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Loved it!…One of my top reads this year!

“Life was hard.It had no smooth edges, only rough ones, like a jagged pill.It cut our throats on the way down, making us bleed out one moment, then soar to the heavens the next.It was a paradox, something we either swallowed down or choked on.”

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This is the third book in the series and definitely my favorite.This series just gets better and better.I’m keeping this review deliberately vague, plot-wise…because you really don’t want any indication of what’s going to happen…trust me.

Told from three Pov’s…Clara, Dante, and Tane (yes, Tane…more of him later ), the story picks up straight from where book two ended.Dante and Clara find themselves on the run and are forced to go into hiding after their relationship became public knowledge while Tane is faced with dealing with the aftermath of events from the previous book.


I didn’t really like Clara much in book two but I’ve done a massive U-turn here.Yes, her actions might have been wrong but I really felt for her here.It’s a bit like watching a head-on collision in slow motion…you can see what is going to happen but you can’t quite believe it.

While this story/series is primarily about Dante and Clara we also get an insight into Tane’s life and to say I was happy about this is an understatement.
Tane…happy sigh, I mean a really happy sigh.Every time I saw a chapter was from his Pov I’m sure I had a huge smile on my face… 😀

He is unapologetic, manwhore, sex god, I honestly couldn’t get enough of the man.As we know, from previous books Killer has got quite a thing for him even breaking into his house to watch him sleep.

But Tane’s as straight as an arrow….right??

“Either way, Killer had no interest in the bitches eye -fucking him, since the shithead was too busy eye-fucking me. I clenched my hands, white-knuckling it, annoyed with my thoughts more than him. Because I wanted to fuck the shit out of the hot sonofabitch. I didn’t understand why, since I was completely straight. Up until meeting Killer, I’d never been attracted to a bloke before. He was the first and only dude to ever make my prick stand to attention. I just wasn’t willing to do anything about it.(…)”

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“I didn’t answer, his amazing body short-circuiting my brain. Fuck! He was hot. Lean, all muscle, not one ounce of fat on him. I didn’t even fucking care he had a massive package in his briefs because that body could tempt the straightest guy, and I was fucking straight as an arrow.”

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Believe me, I’d LOVE to say more about these two men but I’m not. 😀


Marita A. Hansen has created a truly compelling series here.The writing is gritty, the characters are wonderfully flawed and I just can’t get enough of this story.

A highly recommended series!!!

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~Review~Fierce Obsessions (The Phoenix Pack #6) by Suzanne Wright~

 

33283628Title: Fierce Obsessions
Author: Suzanne Wright
Series: The Phoenix Pack #6
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Page Count: 306 pages
Release Date: June 13, 2017
Genre(s): Romance, Paranormal, Shifters/Werewolves
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 5 Stars out of 5

~Blurb~

When raven shifter Riley Porter was given sanctuary by the Phoenix Pack, she let them believe she had left her flock. Reluctant to divulge the secrets of her past, she was still embraced as family. Only Tao Lukas, the protective and passionate Head Enforcer of the pack, was resistant to the enigmatic shifter. Until Riley started to arouse in him something other than suspicion.

Tao doesn’t trust lone shifters, especially ones so guarded—and tempting. But the sexual tension between them is making them both come undone, and vulnerable to more than desire. All Tao wants is for Riley to stay with him and to trust him with the truth of her past.

As Riley’s mysteries come to light, so does a danger that threatens not only her life but the safety of the entire pack. For Tao, keeping Riley safe means keeping her close—forever—as his mate.


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As many knows, I don’t read a lot of MF books anymore, since I am very picky about them. I will always read a book written by Suzanne Wright though because she has always been one of my favorite MF authors. I have read almost all her books and I will continue to do so in the future.

What can I say…I am a huge fan!!!

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I have known Tao since he was introduced in book 1 of the Phoenix series. I have always wanted to know more about the Head Enforcer of the Phoenix pack.

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Riley, a raven shifter, has only recently (previous book) moved to the Phoenix pack. She was taken in by the pack because she came with two young shifter children, who were given sanctuary by the pack.

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These didn’t start off on the right foot. Tao strongly distrusts strangers, especially lone shifters and he didn’t want Riley anywhere near his pack. That doesn’t mean he didn’t think she was hot though.

After Riley has spent some time with the pack, Tao slowly starts to trust her and even like her…he was already very attracted to her, so now…

he just needs to make a move…which is exactly what he does.

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Riley loves nothing more than antagonizing Tao. It brings her and her raven much pleasure. She can’t deny being very attracted to the man though…So once the ice is broken and Tao suggests they take things a bit further, Riley figures…why the hell not. It’s not like it’s anything serious…

I really liked Riley. It is always very hard for me to like a heroine, which is why I am such a big fan of this series and the other ones written by this author. She writes about very strong females, who don’t take shit from anyone. Riley was funny and kickass.

“You better hope you are never on fire, Tao, because I’m more likely to relax and pull out some marshmallows than to help you.”

Everyone who has read Suzanne Wright’s books knows that they are extremely HOT. This one was no exception. I was, as usual, blushing my way through this one.

“I’ll fuck you in every way I can have you. And then I’ll do it again and again.”

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There is a whole background story going on, about Riley’s former flock but I don’t want to spoiler the whole book. It’s best to read it for yourself. These books can be read as stand alone’s, though you wouldn’t know all the side characters (and there are plenty) so I would advise reading the whole series. 

You won’t be sorry! 😀

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I myself hope there will be plenty more books in this series and all the others.

No one does shifters, vampires, and demons like Suzanne Wright does. 😛

An ARC was kindly given to me by the author, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.   

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~Review~The Knight (Stolen Duet #2) by B.B. Reid~

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32943650Title: The Knight
Author: B.B. Reid
Series: Stolen Duet #2
Publisher: Bebe’s Reads LLC
Page Count: 226 pages
Release Date: May 3, 2017
Genre(s): Romance, Mystery/Suspense
Reviewer: ~Mary~
Rating: 5 Stars out of 5

~Blurb~

Little Mian Ross and the big, bad Knight didn’t find their fairytale ending. Together they found war.

The Parties:
Angeles Knight
Mian Ross

The Order:
Angeles Knight orders the liberation of Mian Ross.
He’ll tear down their enemies, forsake his throne, and give his life to keep her safe.
All Mian must do is forgive his betrayal and put her heart on the line.
Again.

The Debt:
His legacy.

The Bandit:
Angeles
The Sixth Knight


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*****5 Stars*****5hj

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Well…for me, the book was AMAZING.

Amazing written, it has an amazing and unique story, adrenaline, suspense, joy, happiness, hate, intrigue, secrets, power, fight for power, life and freedom. After that ending in The Bandit…I couldn’t get fast enough my hands on this one. All my plans and my expectations were blown away, in a very good way.

This two books certainly entered in my favorite shelve.

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I don’t know how to start and how to end, without revealing something important and good from the book.

Because everything in the book is a key to a secret or something.

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I think it was engaging as the first one, very well written, hot but…the ending was a little confusing to me. The book starts right where the first one ended. This book had so many turns and twists. If in The Bandit I could anticipate something…in this book I was completely in the air. I couldn’t think, I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t sleep, I couldn’t put it down.You know that feeling when you definitely breathe the book?! This one is just like that. I didn’t need anything, I just needed this book.


Main, is so much powerful, mature and  stronger,

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More determined to win her freedom, to escape from Angel, and so much, very much stubborn. Sometimes, I wanted so much to punch her, to crack her head in two and shove there some brain or mind…

But Angel is so much more determined now than ever to win her back, to win her love, her trust and makes everything to win.

And I do mean EVERYTHING!

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What do you want more than EVERYTHING woman? Damn woman, you are blind???

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~Release Day Review~ The Substitute (The Bro Series, #1) by Xavier Neal~

 

34737087Title: The Substitute
Author: Xavier Neal
Series: The Bro Series, #1
Release Date: May 1, 2017
Page Count: 320 pages
Genre(s): Romance, New Adult/College
Reviewer: ~Mary~
Rating: 3.5 Stars out of 5

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~Review~The Bandit (The Stolen Duet #1) by B.B. Reid~

31368242Title: The Bandit
Author: B.B. Reid
Series: The Stolen Duet #1
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: November 1, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary, Erotic/Romance, Suspense
Page Count: 398 pages
Reviewer: ~Mary~
Rating: 5 Stars out of 5

~Blurb~


A missing legacy, a stolen son, and one dangerous secret changed everything for them…
SHE STOLE MY PROPERTY
I’ll never forget the night I caught her sneaking around my place. She thought she could steal from me and get away with it, but I have no intention of letting her get away at all. Mian Ross has a lesson to learn, and I’m going to be the one to teach it to her.
HE STOLE MY SON
I’ll never forget the night I made the second biggest mistake of my life. It was supposed to be a simple job, but it quickly became so much more–one that cost my freedom and cost my son. Angel Knight became my worst nightmare… and now, he’ll never let us go.


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Holly ….HOTNESS!

Wow… This book was H O T!

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Wow this book…was just amazing.

The first thing that drawn me to read this book was the cover, and I didn’t even read the blurb. The whole ride was just what I needed. Once in a while, I have a state of mind a little difficult. I want to read all the books in the world, or at least the ones that I’m interested in, that drawn me, but I don’t feel like reading at all. But with THE BANDIT I had a deadline. And I’m so happy it was an amazing rollercoaster of feelings because thanks to books like this one, my appetite for reading books is back.


The story starts with Mains father, who goes to prison because he murdered his best friend, Angel’s father. Did he really kill his best friend? And if he did it, what was his reason? From the moment her father went to jail, Mains life changes from bad to worse. So after months of struggling to survive, she is desperate. And desperate situations lead to desperate measures. She decides to steal from her worse enemy, but she is caught.

And now she has to pay.

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Angel…Angel is the opposite of his name.

What a beautiful name for the devil himself. He is dangerous, jerk, possessive, dominant, vengeful, gorgeous, sexy, rough, persistent, calculated, kinky, ruthless, stubborn. What he wants it’s what he gets. And he seeks revenge. But he seeks it in the wrong place.

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Main and Angel are our heroes. They were destined to be together.

Destined by faith but also by their fathers. Their fathers were best friends, partners in business and the most feared of all the people. They ruled the city, the world. They killed, they stole, they ruled the dirty businesses. From the first time they laid eyes on each other, they knew that they were destined to be together. But Angel wanted to be in his father businesses, so he had to prove to his father that he was capable of that, and his test was to babysit Main.

The attraction and the desire were the most feared enemies of Angel, so he keeps pushing Main away and makes her hate him. She’s only a kid. Most of the time, it worked, but as years pass by and Main grows into a beautiful teenager thru a woman…

…things get complicated.

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This book story had me glued to her from the first page thru the last one. I couldn’t put it down, couldn’t get enough of her.It was written from dual POV. The story was alternating from the past thru the present.The story was interesting and can’t wait to discover the continuing. I didn’t expect that ending but…DAMN.

Z and Lucas were some crazy and  HOT bonus.  Can’t wait to read the next book, and I really hope to see one day the story of Z and Lucas.

What I loved about the book?…Everything!

The story was amazing, captivating, hot, suspenseful….just PURE PLEASURE.

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~Review~The Hot Shot (Game On #4) by Kristen Callihan~

 

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The Hot Shot (Game On #4) by Kristen Callihan

*****4.5 Stars*****4.5 st 2

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I absolutely love this series.

I mean, it has a hot football player, a feisty heroine, and a “friends to lovers” trope…what’s not to love?? Kristen Callihan is definitely one of my favorite M/F authors.

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I was in love with the two main characters, from the moment they meet, at a photo shoot for a naked calendar!

Finn is the quarterback and even though he loves his “job” and the attention that comes with it…being photographed while naked is not really his thing. These feelings only get worse when he meets the photographer…a feisty little lady with a weirdness name.

So what is a man to do…Right…be a cocky asshole.

“Let me guess, …You’re obsessed with finally finding One-Eyed Willie.”

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Good thing that Chess (Chester Copper) has dealt with cocky assholes before and she is not intimidated by the hot quarterback.

“Make all the dick jokes you want. They won’t save you.”

She is attracted to him though, which throws her off her game a bit because, for one, he isn’t her normal type and for two…

…she is a professional for god’s sake! 😀

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Finn feels the exact same way about Chess. But Finn doesn’t date and Chess is not interested in a hook-up. He doesn’t want to say goodbye to her though, they are so good together and she makes him feel at peace. So he proposes to be friends, which is what they become…

The best of friends…friends that lusting after one another. 😛

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I loved the two of them together. Their banter was so funny, but it was also sweet to see how much they cared about each other.They can’t contain their lusty feelings for too long though…

…and something that started as a great friendship soon becomes so much more.

“You’re my girl and I’m your guy. Fate knows it. Now get with the program” 😀

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These two were absolutely perfect together.

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“Whatever we choose, we’ll do it together. As long as we’re together Chess.”

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~Review~Sex in the Sticks by Sawyer Bennet~

 

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Sex in the Sticks (Love Hurts #1) by Sawyer Bennett

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This was an ok read, though it didn’t wow me…I did enjoy reading it.

Valentina, a 31-year-old blogger (think Carrie Bradshaw of Sex and the City)…

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…has had enough of the men in New York city and decides a move to Alaska, where the men seriously outnumber the women, is the way to go.

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I didn’t care for Valentina a lot…which is one of the main reasons this book didn’t wow me. Her writing-experiment is going very well, comparing Alaskan men to New Yorkers.She catches the eyes of many men, but there is one she is really interested in…

…Logan, the police chief.

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These two get to know each other and after some events, they take things a step further. They were pretty hot together and…

Logan had quite the dirty mouth, which is always a plus in my book. 😀

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Of course, things won’t stay perfect for long and there are some miscommunications that mess things up for the two of them.

No worries though….this one does end on a perfect HEA. 😉

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If you are looking for something light, sassy, sexy, funny, you should give this one a try.

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~Review~Cry No More by Linda Howard~

 

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Cry No More by Linda Howard

*****4.5 Stars*****

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Cry No More was almost perfect. For that, I needed a bit more from the male MC.  I can’t pinpoint why but I couldn’t read him.

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But he was too mysterious and not in that fascinating enigmatic way,  it was more like in a shady way. There was something missing, like a piece of a puzzle to make the whole him make sense. On the other hand, the female character exceeded my expectations. Milla had her world ripped apart.

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…and she became a lady on a mission.

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Tireless on her mission, I must say. Ten years, a pillar, steady, strong, fierce on what she believed. Helping other families, who were facing the same kind of nightmare she had once been through in her life.


I couldn’t be prouder of her and yet, at the end, she astonished me again, showing that on top of all her other qualities she was also…

…the most selfless character I came across in a book.

Because c’mon, what she did at the end?  I am not sure I would be able to do the same. Maybe. Maybe not. It’s that kind of situation where you only know what to do once you come across it: to deal with your heart or your reason?

I won’t forget this book anytime soon and that is the reason I will round it up to 5 stars.

A remarkable story!

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