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?

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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!