Friday, April 21, 2017

Book Review----Untamed Hearts by Casey McKay

Casey McKay is back with a bang (or three) with her latest release Untamed Hearts.

Kate's life is pretty sucky and the suck gets worse when she realizes she has two options---take a slimy job with a tabloid magazine to write an expose involving a dating website, which also includes traveling to Alaska or go home and live with her New Jersey no less.

Kate's already seen New Jersey and she's pretty clear on how living with her mother is likely to go, so she takes the job.

After exchanging a few emails with Ben, she gets on a plane and heads to the wild frontier of our 49th state (I looked this up since I wasn't sure if Alaska or Hawaii was number 50).

In her rush to leave her old life behind, and make sure her friend Elle doesn't talk her out of it, Kate fails to read all of the email attachments and information Ben has sent her.

Email attachments aren't really that important, are they?

Sooooo...she arrives in Alaska and meets not just Ben, but his best friend and roommate, Aaron. Hmmm. What could all of this mean?

Yep, you guessed it...two sexy, dominant men looking for a woman to share between them.

This is a charming story. Sometimes with menage stories, the men become sort of indistinguishable, but in this book, Casey has created two distinct but complementary personalities with Ben and Aaron and it all works together very Kate's pleasure and the reader's too.

There's intrigue, betrayal, triumph and enough naughty, naughty to keep the pages turning and your lady parts squirming.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Book Review----The Fantasy Effect by Paige Fieldsted

Confession: I agreed to read and review this book and then I found out it was this author's first book and it was 76,000 words long. What had I done? I'd said I'd read the book and I also wanted to support a new author, so I started reading, though in the back of my mind I was thinking about what to say if I just didn't think I could get through all 76,000 words.

Then, in the first few pages I realize that the heroine has the hots for her husband's best friend.

What have I gotten myself into? This was the most well written first (or fourth or fifth) book that I've read in a long time. Kudos to Paige Fieldsted.

The plot kept me completely intrigued. When I wasn't reading the book, I'd catch myself thinking about it. Was this book going to have a HEA ending? And if so, what would it be? What did I want it to be? What should Chloe do? What would I do?

Basically, Chloe lusts after Carson, her husband's best friend. But, she loves her husband, Quinn, too. So, one night the three of them are out and Chloe suggests a threesome. The two men agree and it's one hot night.

That's not enough and Carson wants Chloe all to himself. That's pretty much what Chloe wants too.

But, Chloe loves Quinn. They have great sex and he's eager to have another menage because he loves how much pleasure it gives his wife. There's nothing jerky or unlikable about Quinn, either.

Carson gets her hot and bothered in a way that she's never experienced.

This book felt very real, despite being called The Fantasy Effect. Chloe would tell Carson she was done with him and work hard to resist, but her resistance wavered and they were back in the sack (or kitchen counter or shower or...).

Chloe's best friend, Dani, was a great character. She was angry with Chloe for what she was doing, but when the crap hit the fan, she was there to help her friend pick up the pieces. No "I told you so" or judgment.

This book is thought provoking and full of raw emotion. Highly recommended.


Monday, April 3, 2017

Book Review---Alien Mate by Cara Bristol

Wow, this was out of this world (Nyuk, nyuk). 

Let's get started with the blurb:

I'm Starr Elizabeth Conner. Earth's government falsely convicted me of a crime, packed me on a ship with other female felons, and sent us to Dakon, a primitive, frozen wasteland of a planet. Why? Earth needs minerals, and Dakon is desperate for females. But I'm no barbarian’s 'mail order bride,' even if he is super tall, muscular, and the chief of his tribe. He doesn’t want a BBW blonde, either--it's written all over his chiseled face. He'll be truly angry if he ever learns what my 'crime' was.

 I am Torg. I have waited 34 rotations for a mate of my own. With this shipment, I was sure to get a fine, sturdy mate who'll bear me many daughters. Instead, I receive a small, curvy, pale-haired female who looks at me with anger and fear. It is only when we 'kiss' that I believe things may work out between us. But I'm hearing rumors that Starr and her shipmates are law-breakers. To survive, Dakonians must obey all laws … or be exiled into the frozen wasteland.  Just when I have found her, will I have to send my mate to die?

Don't miss this sexy, suspenseful sci-fi romance--preorder your copy of Alien Mate today!

I totally loved this book from start to finish. Cara Bristol continues to be one of the few authors who surprises me with the twists and turns of her plots. When the "bad guy" was revealed I sat up in bed thinking "damn, she got me again!"

Starr is smart and feisty, but also loves being cuddled and protected by her burly, horned mate. Yes, he has cute little horns that bring new meaning to the phrase "horny". 

Torg is growly and gruff, but equally tender and devoted. There are plenty of secondary characters to keep things interesting, but not so many that they all seemed like a mush of voices in the background. 

This book goes live on April 10, but you'll want to pre-order your copy today. Right now!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Book Review---Motorcycle Master by Maggie Carpenter

Maggie Carpenter's Motorcycle Master (Bad Boy Angel Book One) was an awesome read. The hero and heroine were interesting people with well developed characters and sizzling chemistry. Marco and Kat are both working undercover in a motorcycle gang trying to get to elusive drug lord HH.

What I particularly liked were the twists and turns in the book. With a premise where they are both working undercover (but unknown to the other) I expected that the majority of the book would be the two of them struggling with their desire but conflicted over the fact that they are not really who they say they are. That would have been an interesting book, but predictable.

Motorcycle Master is anything but predictable. Marco and Kat figure out that they are both on the same side early in the story and then work together as partners in and out of the bedroom.

Another twist that I enjoyed was the fact that the leader of the motorcycle gang, ostensibly a bad, bad person, was actually rather likeable and smart. It gave me that weird conflict that I had when watching The Sopranos---"gee, why are people being mean to Tony? Oh, wait, he's a bad man." Kudos to Maggie Carpenter for creating a multi-dimensional bad guy.

At 70,000 words, this is a hefty book that will hold you attention from beginning to end. Steamy sex and spanking, romance and intrigue. Get your copy today.


Saturday, March 18, 2017

Book Review---Adopting Katie by Allysa Hart

When you're a book reviewer, and I am (I have a blog afterall, doesn't that mean something?) you get the opportunity to read books by a variety of authors, so I was pleased when Allysa Hart offered me the chance to read and review Adopting Katie.   

More than a romance, this is actually a love story told in a very different way. Katelyn and Mark are very much in love. After their marriage, Katelyn becomes Katie, at least at home. In addition to a Daddy who is both stern and indulgent, Katie's extended family includes "Uncle" Keith and "Auntie" Rosie, who have been friends with Mark for many years. 

I don't want to give away plot details, but I will say that this book takes some unexpected twists and turns that aren't the usual in this genre. The sexual content of the book is minimal, but there is love in abundance. 

If you're curious about the age play dynamic, this is a book that will give you a different perspective on a topic that is a hot button issue for many. 

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Book Review---Kenan's Mate by Sue Lyndon

I have so many firsts with Sue Lyndon. Claiming Their Maiden was my first menage book. Then there was a foursome in Claiming Their Princess, another first for me. I enjoyed each of these books more than I expected I would. 

Still, when I learned that Kenan's Mate was a dark sci-fi romance, I was a bit hesitant. Dark? I'm more of a sunshine and daisies kind of reader. But, Sue hasn't let me down before, so I gave it a try. 
I'm glad I did. 

The book was longer than most of Sue Lyndon's books which allowed for a slow unfolding of the characters' emotions and back stories. 

Laylah is on her way to a three month vacation on the planet Tallia when the ship is attacked, all the human males are killed and she and all the other women aboard are taken captive. Even trip insurance doesn't cover that sort of thing. 

The wormhole they traveled through is closed. There is no escape. 

Kenan rescues Laylah from the ship and claims her as his mate. 

This book contains some non-consensual sex scenes (as well as plenty of hot scenes with two willing participants). I wasn't sure how I'd feel about that, but it was handled in a way that worked with the story. I don't want to give away any spoilers. 

The world the Sue Lyndon has created on Tallia is complex and works well with the more dark aspects of this story. 

I knew the punishments might be more harsh than I tend to care for, but it was handled well. Laylah broke a rule early in the book so I knew the time would come when Kenan would find out about it and strict discipline would follow. Knowing it was coming, but not knowing when, created enough tension to keep me turning the pages and wondering how it would all play out. 

Kenan is part human part Kleaxian. Laylah is human but now must live the rest of her life in Kleaxian society. Each one must learn to appreciate aspects of the other's culture as they embrace the love that grows between them. 

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was suspenseful, dramatic, sexy and romantic. Everything you could want in a book, plus a large red alien. 

Get your copy now. 

P.S. I tried to knit a collar and leash (which plays a part in this book) but it was rather pitiful looking. I'll have to actually use a pattern next time. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Book Review---The Doctor's Daughter by Patricia Green

Take a trip to Virtue, Arizona with Patricia Green's The Doctor's Daughter.

What a delightful book. Really. I don't use delightful often.

In Virtue, Arizona the town doctor has a houseful of daughters all named for various virtues. The heroine of The Doctor's Daughter is Verity. For those who aren't familiar with this virtue, verity means truth. As in verify...when you confirm that something is accurate.

Verity does not live up to her name. If her name was Stubborn, Sassy or Naughty, she would live up to her name, but Verity is not known for her honesty. In fact, she's prone to tell tall tales, sometimes for no other reason than to shock or entertain.

Verity assists her father, the doctor, in providing medical services for the people of the town. While her father is away, an unconscious (and very naked except for a single sock) man is brought in to be treated. When the one-sock wonder regains consciousness, he has no recollection of who he is, where his clothes are or how he became injured.

One thing that doesn't disappear with his memory is his libido. Eventually, the man who is referred to as Mr. Smith, and Verity engage in naughty, naughty boom boom. Mr. Smith also retains his desire to discipline a misbehaving bottom with a well deserved spanking.

At the same time that the mysterious Mr. Smith arrives in town, there's a hunt on for an outlaw. Is Mr. Smith a good guy or a bad guy? Is he married?

Patricia Green has crafted a well-written story with interesting characters and a plot that doesn't just move from sex scene to spanking scene to sex scene. There's mystery, scandal and even a dramatic courtroom scene.

To find out what happens, you'll have to get your own copy.

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