Aug 20, 2014

The Diary Of Brad De Luca (Innocence, #1.5) by Alessandra Torre

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Genre:
Contemporary Romance/ New Adult

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I was happy with my life. And who wouldn’t be? Beautiful women, money, a job that I could sleep through and still make bank. But I was bored. And I never could walk away from a challenge.

This challenge turned out to be brunette. Feisty. Just the way I like them. But innocent. Too innocent for me. Too innocent to do anything other than sample and then toss back. Anything more would be too risky, too much work.

I was unprepared for Julia Campbell. I should have done my homework, should have looked before jumping off that cliff. Ditching her proved to be problematic, my sexual needs greater than my common sense.

She was different. She became more than a challenge.

She may just bring my world crashing down.
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This novella is meant to complement, and be read after, Blindfolded Innocence, a #1 Erotica Bestseller.

RATING:


***REVIEW***

Arc provided via Netgalley in exchange for honest review

I know, I know, I'm a bad reader. The blurb clearly states that this should be read after Blindfolded Innocence (Innocence, #1), but I love to break rules, so I read this first just to get a sneak-a-peek on Alessandra Torre's writing, because most of my friends on GR can't stop raving about her books, so I requested this arc from Netgalley awhile ago, but with so many books on my shelves I didn't have time to read it properly until last night. This is my first book by her, but it got me  intrigued.

Now, after reading it, I think that I didn't make a big mistake when I decided to read this first, because this is a short version (only 45 pages) of the 1st book in the Innocence Series written from the male point of view- Brad De Luca. That's why I don't think I've spoiled the 1st book that much.

The story was fast-pacedfun & steamy featuring a hot billonaire player  and one of the interns at his firm. I enjoyed it, even though, at first, I was afraid that this will be one of those Fifty Shades Wannabes, but that was not the case with this book. Brad De Luca was a fun character to read about- one of those typical players with a certain dose of mystery about him from who every girl tries to stay away, but secretly  wishes to be the one who'll change his wicked ways.

~ THE THINGS I LIKED THE MOST ABOUT THIS SHORT NOVELLA:

1. The poetic tone of the writing

2. The strong main female character

He was a senior partner, she an intern. 
She should have wiped drool off her mouth and scampered in,
ready to assist him in any way that he deemed necessary. 
But she didn't behave.
She was unimpressed, sarcastic. 
Not swooned by Centaur's grandiose entrance 
or the restaurant's exorbitant prices,
 she had looked him in the eye when she spoke and called him out on his bullshit. She had been, simply put, fascinating.

Julie is not your typical female character. She might seem innocent and naive at first with her physical appearance, but the minute she opens her mouth you see how far from naive she is. She is smart, strong & she can see right through your bullshit, especially the one from Brad De Luca. The chemistry between them was palpable since the moment they saw each other for the first time, but she won't be one of those needy girls who'll chase after him when he starts to have commitment issues. 

All in all- a fun, short read! The main reason for three stars rating is the shortness of the story. It left me wanting for more and it made me move up Blindfolded Innocence on my TBR next list.

"You are going to be so bad for me", she whispered.
"So bad"..."Tomorrow", she murmured. "Tomorrow, I'll stay away."

XOXO

Aug 19, 2014

Four Score (Gypsy Brothers, #4) by Lili St. Germain

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Love and hate aren’t all that different.

Two sides of the same coin, the yin and the yang.

Once upon a time, Jason Ross loved me. And now that he knows what I’ve done, I see the love and the hate warring within him.

I see the way he looks at me.

The way he wonders how I could do the things I’ve done.

I hear it in the way he begs me to stop, to leave this life and run away with him.

But there’s only one way I’m leaving LA.

And that’ll be when Dornan and the rest of his sons are dead and buried.

Jase might forgive me for what I’ve done.

But will he forgive me for the crimes I’m yet to commit?

RATING:


***REVIEW***

Every day for six years, I used to pray 
that I would find my way back to the boy I loved.
Until finally, one day, I did.
But that's the funny thing about life.
Nothing good ever lasts...

The secret is finally out...Well, at least to Jase and the question is: how is he going to handle it? Will he expose Juliette to his father and the rest of the gang or will he help her kill them all???

Since the beginning of this series I've been torn about Jase and his role in Juilette's life. I liked him, but I always wondered why and how could he stay with his psycho father and brothers after everything that happened? How could you stay and play his little, obedient puppet-son and do nothing about it? What's your story Jase? Are you really just a big, poor wuss or there's more to it? If you are, then you don't deserve Juliette's love at all. Those were my thoughts through the series and  I truly hopped that when we finally hear his reasons for staying that it will be something redeemable.

This is the forth book of the series where we finally get those questions answered. Am I pleased? Hm...well, kind of. Ok, yes, his reasons were redeemable enough, but still, is it enough after all this time? I'm still convinced that he could have done something, but he didn't and there's that and what does it say about him? I get that he is hurt and everything, but dude, the girl was *spoiler*, so keep your little drama queen moments for yourself! But in spite of my still existent conflicted feelings about him, I have to say that he did have some of those redeemable moments too.

While other books were more on the dark & scary side, in this one the focus was more on emotions. The secret is out and Juliette & Jase have their little deeply emotional & heartbreaking reunion, but is love enough when there's so much rage, lies and mistrust between them? I was also conflicted about Juliette in this story. I liked how strong and determined she still remained even when she could have chosen the easy way out of  all this mess, but at the same time I didn't like how being around Jase made her again so needy and insecure. 

My heart broke for Elliot. I really like him and I didn't like how Julie handled the situation between him and Jase. He was the one who helped her after all those horrible things she's been through and not Jase. He was there for her when she was at the very bottom and even though he might not be right about some stuff, she shouldn't have behaved towards him the way she did. 

All in all, I liked the story and the writing style a lot, but I wasn't happy with some of the out-comes. 

And the ending ??? :@ It will make you scream- that's all I'm gonna say. I'm afraid and both eager to read the next book, because knowing Lili St. Germain's writing, it will be something truly dark & fucked-up. Oh, who am I kidding- I can't wait to get my hands on it ;)!

You think you're the one with power, 
at least I did, but then I got careless.
One tiny mistake, and now I'm powerless 
to stop what comes next. 

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The score is only at four. And until it's at seven? 
Love will have to wait.

XOXO

Aug 15, 2014

Hell & High Water (THIRDS, #1) & Blood & Thunder (THIRDS, #2) by Charlie Cochet

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MM Paranormal

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When homicide detective Dexter J. Daley’s testimony helps send his partner away for murder, the consequences—and the media frenzy—aren’t far behind. He soon finds himself sans boyfriend, sans friends, and, after an unpleasant encounter in a parking garage after the trial, he’s lucky he doesn’t find himself sans teeth. Dex fears he’ll get transferred from the Human Police Force’s Sixth Precinct, or worse, get dismissed. Instead, his adoptive father—a sergeant at the Therian-Human Intelligence Recon Defense Squadron otherwise known as the THIRDS—pulls a few strings, and Dex gets recruited as a Defense Agent. 



Dex is determined to get his life back on track and eager to get started in his new job. But his first meeting with Team Leader Sloane Brodie, who also happens to be his new jaguar Therian partner, turns disastrous. When the team is called to investigate the murders of three HumaniTherian activists, it soon becomes clear to Dex that getting his partner and the rest of the tightknit team to accept him will be a lot harder than catching the killer—and every bit as dangerous.


RATING:


***REVIEW***

Dex's earpiece flashed blue and Sloane 
watched in amusement as Dex tapped it.
"You've reached the voice mail of Agent Dexter J. Daley.
I'm away from my desk at the moment having hot monkey sex
in the archive room with my partner Agent Sloane Brodie.
Please leave the message after the snarl." 


Hi everyone! Come & meet one of my new favorite mm seriesTherian-Human Intelligence Recon Defense Squadron a.k.a The THIRDS by Charlie Cochet. I didn't read anything by this author until this book, but I've heard only good things and now I can definitely confirm that she excels at her job when it comes to this series. I'm so hooked!

                        Action-packed,  super-funny with a great mm romance.
BIG BONUS- a paranormal mm romance with shifters/ military men *_*!

Am I in heaven? - my "subtle" reaction while reading. The only thing that would have made it better for me would be if it was a GFY romance, but even without that feature, I LOVED THIS BOOK so much!

The biggest reason for that, aside the genre, is the main character of this book=> the homicide detective Dexter J. Daley "Dex".  This guy managed to become one of my favorite characters ever in just a few pages- that says it all. Cocky, hot, hilarious, mischievous, witty, incorrigible dirty-talker & geek who is a little bit obsessed with the music of 80es. He almost made me pee my panties a couple of billion times. I barely made it, I swear. You just have to meet this guy to get what I'm saying. It's simply impossible not to love him.

Here's a little bit of his of his awesomeness:


"You...you're cool with that?" 
"Yeah." Dex shrugged and smiled at him,
leaning with a wink. "I mean, I know
this is hard to resist." He swept a hand over his chest.
Sloane pressed his lips together in an obvious attempt 
not to laugh, but in the end he gave in. "You're such an ass." 
"What?" Dex asked innocently. "It's dangerous to have this much game."

"Hey, Dex." Dex shifted his gaze to Ash,
his smile pleasant. "Simba."
Ash looked unimpressed. "I should pull the plug.
Put you out of your misery."
Dex: "You don't need to pull the plug for that, 
just cover your face..."

"I can get you a framed painting if you like. Or you could suck it."

Then we have his almost as awesome love interest Sloane Brodie, the jaguar shifter & the bad-ass team leader of the THIRDS, an organisation which deals with criminal among shifters. Sloane is this mysterious, tough, grumpy & way too hot bad-ass Thirds soldier who gets partnered with Dex after the death of his former partner and you can already guess that he isn't happy about that at all. Well, at least at the beginning. Because, let's be honest, who could manage to resist the charm of Dex Daley for real? No one. That's indisputable. 

The chemistry between these two was smoking, but they both have issues and a rough past which keeps coming between them, plus there's this stupid rule of the Thirds organisation that says: thou shalt not get involved with your partners. For real?  Yup, stupid, stupid rule. But it's no fun if you don't break a couple of rules in the way, is it ;)?

The paranormal part of the story was action-packed & interesting. There's a serial killer in the shifter world and Thirds get called to solve the case. That's all I'm gonna say about the story. Aside MCs Dex & Sloane there is also a lot of other awesome secondary characters (Cael, Calvin, Maddock, Rosa etc.) who made the book that much better. Just look at this awesome THIRDS casting made by the author herself *_*:


I say *hell yeah*  to every casting, especially Sloane's- Joe Mangaiello *le sigh*, Ash's & Cael's, but I'm still undecided about Chris Pine as Dex. No one good enough comes to my mind who would be suitable enough to play that adorable guy. 

Either way, I highly recommend this new mm series to every mm lover out there! Give it a chance, you won't regret it, I promise. I didn't even manage to finish the 1st book without ordering the second one. Review follows.


Blood & Thunder (THIRDS, #2) by Charlie Cochet


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When a series of bombs go off in a Therian youth center, injuring members of THIRDS Team Destructive Delta, and causing a rift between agents Dexter J. Daley and Sloane Brodie, peace seems unattainable. Especially when a new and frightening group, the Order of Adrasteia, appears to always be a step ahead. With panic and intolerance spreading and streets becoming littered with the Order’s propaganda, hostility between Humans and Therians grows daily. Dex and Sloane, along with the rest of the team, are determined to take down the Order and restore peace, not to mention settle a personal score. But the deeper the team investigates the bombings, the more they believe there’s a more sinister motive than a desire to shed blood and spread chaos.

Discovering the frightful truth behind the Order’s intent forces Sloane to confront secrets from a past he thought he’d left behind for good, a past that could not only destroy him and his career, but also the reputation of the organization that made him all he is today. Now more than ever, Dex and Sloane need each other, and, along with trust, the strength of their bond will mean the difference between justice and all-out war.

RATING:

***REVIEW***

Charlie Cochet, thank you for writing this awesome new mm series and creating one of my favorite characters ever- Dexter J. Daley "Dex" a.k.a Rookie. I thought I loved the 1st book, but in that case I adored this one. Yup, it was that good! This is the new mm series that kept me awake for 3 days in a row. I barely slept at all, but I don't regret it.

The story picks up after the ending of the 1st book. The things I loved the most about this book, Dex's awesomeness aside, is the slow build-up relationship between him & Sloane and the building friendship between him & the rest of his team. Sloane & Dex are getting closer and closer, even though Sloane insist they keep it a secret and with no strings attached, but how to keep it that way when Dex keeps getting under his skin more and more everyday? 

They were just so cute together, but I admit that from time to time I wanted to kick Sloane's frustrating ass because of his insecurities and doubts, but in the end I forgave him, because it was understandable that he would feel like that after everything he's been through. Dex was, of course, his usual awesome-self. Oh, I really love that guy. I was laughing like crazy at his hilarious jokes and snide remarks.  

Here's another sneak-a-peek at his awesomeness:

I really want to shoot him. Next time we're at the firing range, 
if I promise you a blowjob, can I shoot him? Just a nick. He'll barely feel it.

"I'm not going to look at your ass, Daley. Not if you were the last fuckable guy on this planet."
Dex grinned widely: "So you're saying I'm fuckable?"

"Love dart?"
"No."
"Portable pocket rocket?"
Sloane smiled. "Asolutely." The smile vanished. " Not."
"How about moisture missile? Peacemaker? Heat seeking missile?" (Dex about possible names for Sloane's lover parts *wink*)

Yup, I definitely love this guy :). 

Great news is that the author plans to write at least 6 books of this series as far as I've seen on Goodreads with the next book coming out in November 2014. The first four will be focused on Dex & Sloane as the main couple and the last two will be focused on another couple. Whom? Unfortunately, it's still unknown, but I give my vote to Cael & Ash <3. Oh, please Charlie, pretty please *puppie dog eyes.* I know Ash declares himself as straight, but he is acting not so staright when he's around Cael, don't you think? Oh my, it could be an epic GFY mm romance *_*! Be still my inner mm fangirl.

The paranormal part of the story was interesting and action-packed as usual. We get to find out more about Therian (shifter) society and the connection between Therians and their human partners in this book. I'm eagerly waiting for November 2014 to see what more the author has in store for us. This series definitely has a place on my top 5 reads of the summer. Highly recommend it to every mm fan. Read it!



XOXO

Aug 14, 2014

COVER REVEAL: AMOUR AMOUR by Krista & Becca Ritchie

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Title: Amour Amour
Authors: Krista & Becca Ritchie
Expected Publication Date: December 2014
Genre: New Adult Romance
 
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*Synopsis*

Love is a circus

"Every day,” he says lowly, “I hold a person’s life in my hands. The circus is based one-hundred percent off of trust. I give it all to someone, and they give it all to me.”

The best aerial technique won’t land 21-year-old Thora James her dream role in Amour—a sexy new acrobatic show on the Vegas strip. Thora knows she’s out of her element the second she meets Amour’s leading performer. Confident, charming and devilishly captivating, 26-year-old Nikolai Kotova aggravatingly lives up to his nickname as the “God of Russia.”

When Thora unknowingly walks into the crosshairs of Nikolai’s after-show, her audition process begins way too soon. Unprofessional. That’s what Nik calls their “non-existent” relationship. It’s not like Thora can avoid him. For one, they may be partners in the future—acrobatic partners, that is. But getting closer to Nik means diving deeper into sin city and into his dizzying world.

Thora wants to perform with him, but when someone like Nikolai attracts the spotlight wherever he goes—Thora fears that she’s destined to be “just background” to his spellbinding show.

This sexy and exhilarating New Adult Romance can best be described as Cirque du Soleil meets the steamy, athletic romance of Center Stage.
*standalone & no love triangles—recommended for readers 18+ for mature content*
 
*About the Authors*

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Krista & Becca Ritchie are identical twins. They write New Adult books that make you cringe, gasp, and go ooh-la-la. (If you do that sort of thing.) They are currently working on the spin-offs and final books in the Addicted series. Connect with them on twitter and their website: kbritchie.com

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xoxo,
Beatrix

Aug 13, 2014

ARC review: The Scientific Method by Joey W. Hill, Three Secrets by Opal Carew, His Secret by Portia Da Costa (parts of Mastered: 10 Tales of Sensual Surrender)



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Book summary:

Three Secrets by New York Times and USA Today bestseller Opal Carew
Sharing secrets has never been so exhilarating...
Nicole and Abel met in Paris and fell in love, but Nicole believes her secret lifestyle will drive Abel away. After the vacation ends, she decides to take a chance and share her secret, but little does she know he has a secret of his own.

His Secret by International and UK Sunday Times bestseller Portia Da Costa
Quiet storm…
Ben Chambers is the perfect handsome boyfriend. Sarah adores him, yet despite their delicious lovemaking and the fun they share, she senses he has a secret. But then, during a luxury weekend away, one casual pat to her bottom transforms everything, revealing Ben’s thrilling hidden dominance, and a world of decadent pleasure and deeper love.

Remastered by Multi-Award-Winner Madelynne Ellis
A bad experience with a former girlfriend caused Spook Mortensen to repress his sexual urges, but when sound engineer Allegra Hutton is called upon to remaster Black Halo's first album, there's only so much attitude and stubborn refusal to listen to the bands' wishes he can take before he's forced to break his self-imposed vow and take her in hand.

Working Out by USA Today bestseller Marie Harte
When lust turns to love, who’s really on top?
An ex-Marine with a kink for dominance, Mac is Maggie’s boss. But Maggie doesn’t seem to realize he’s in charge…until he shows her that Sir is more than a title. It’s a lifestyle that could suit them both. That’s if Maggie sticks around long enough to wear his collar.

The Scientific Method by bestseller Joey Hill
Mastering her body was easy. Mastering her heart and soul will be an erotic science…
In the vampire-servant relationship, the vampire holds all the power. Being Lord Brian’s research assistant as well as his servant, Debra accepts that, but she craves her Master’s heart. When Brian notices his servant’s unhappiness, he uses methods they both understand to prove just what belonging to him fully means.

Juicy by bestseller T.J. Michaels
Twilight Teahouse ~ Choose something decadent from our menu…
Solie Shaw is a brilliant self-made woman. After managing a corporation by day, at night, all she wants is to not be in charge. The last man she’d gifted her heart to had smashed it to smithereens and then did the mambo on top of the pieces. Now, along comes the chance to get exactly what she needs. All Solie has to do…is choose.

No Limits by USA Today bestseller Kate Pearce
All bets are off when there are no limits…
Dr. Julia Reed deals with life or death situations at a California ER. When British businessman Alex Logan offers her a sexual bargain, she gets to share her darkest fantasies; he gets the power to carry them out. But who is the real winner in this high stakes game, and is Alex even playing fair?

Ink Reunited by USA Today bestseller Carrie Ann Ryan
Only two men can give Sassy the happily ever after she craves.
Rafe, Ian and Sassy loved each other…until it all blew apart. Now both men are back for the woman they love. It will take more than apologies for these three to overcome their history. But once they take that step, the streets of New Orleans will never be the same.

Unfettered: An Overwatch Story by Sasha White
You never forget your first love
Mechanic Ronnie Lang is tired of being "one of the guys". Chasing the fantasy of finding a dominant male to help her explore her sexuality she applies to Overwatch, a private BDSM club where her eyes are opened to a world that’s more than she ever imagined, and the man she’s never forgotten.

Bondage on 34th Street by Emily Ryan-Davis & Jennifer Leeland
In knots over love
After years of searching, Tasha Sears finally finds the Master of her heart …on his knees in front of intimidatingly sexy bondage enthusiast Noah Dreyfuss. As sparks flare between the three, Noah’s ropes will either bind them together or pull them apart.


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This is a review for the first three stories, since those are the ones I've read so far.

This anthology is a lot of firsts for me: it's the first anthology I'm reading, with the exception of Joey W. Hill, the first time I'm reading anything by these authors, and Joey's novella is my first adult vampire story. 


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I admit, it was this tale that made me click on this book in the first place. I'm a huge fan of all the author's books I've read so far, and even though I haven't read anything from her Vampire Queen series, I couldn't resist. Starting a series from the tenth book -- that's not at all weird. At the beginning it did say that I would probably enjoy the story more if I had read the previous books and was familiar with the VQ world, but quite frankly I'm not sure that's possible, because I loved it! It gave enough information about the vampire world, and about the vampire-servant dynamic that exists in that world, so I didn't feel lost in those parts at all, even about some characters from the previous books there was enough not to consider them strangers when they appeared in this one. I did skip a big part of the series to get here, but it didn't feel like that. It did make me eager to go back to book one and read the whole series, but that's a good thing.

The Scientific Method was an emotional read for me. Without any exaggeration: Debra & Brian's story made me sob. At the beginning, Debra was in such a fragile emotional state, I just wanted to hug her, and beat Brian up for causing it. I still do, actually. For a genius scientist, he was such a blind idiot. Anyway, as I was saying, Debra was in a bad place. She knew what her place as a servant was, but she knew her relationship with Brian could be so much more, the idea of which he shot down, leaving a void inside her.

As a human who entered the vampire world as a third mark servant, Debra had to leave her whole life and people from it behind, including her family. When she learned that a dear family member was dying, it made everything even worse. The worst of it was that Brian, her Master, who had the ability to enter her mind and see what she was thinking and feeling, almost never did that, so he was completely oblivious to all this. The bastard.

However, he started to open his eyes, and change his ways. He finally started to behave the way he should have from the very beginning.

As always, there were some scorching hot scenes, not heavy on SM, but the Master/slave relationship between Brian and Debra is pretty serious. This may not be the most enjoyable read for those who like to read about really light BDSM. I'm not one of them, so for me, this was another winner from Ms. Hill.

In the end, I was very happy for Debra, but I'd still like to give Brian a piece of my mind.


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Tales 2 & 3, Three Secrets and His Secret, weren't as good for me as the first one. The Scientific Method was quite long, and I love the author's books, so that's no surprise. Three Secrets and His Secret weren't nearly as long, so connecting with the characters was a harder task. Debra & Brian got a lot of pages, so I was able to completely immerse myself in their story. With Nicole & Abel, and Sarah & Ben, not so much. Maybe if their stories weren't about a crucial part in their romances, it wouldn't have bothered me, but as it is, when I'm reading stories this short I prefer the relationship between characters to be light, new. If not, I'd like many more pages about it. That said, I did like His Secret. I didn't find his secret to be that dark, but I am used to heavier forms of BDSM. His thing was cute, in my opinion. I did like how the characters connected on that field, how they clicked. I wish there was more of Ben and his suits, but what can you do.

While I didn't feel like I missed something important from Debra & Brian's history, I did feel like there was something missing in Three Secrets. This is book #3 in Three series, so maybe it would have been better if I had read the previous two. I don't know. It had a nice menage scene, but given who the participants were to each other, I honestly couldn't enjoy it.

What I didn't like from both of these stories was that the characters keeping secrets regarding their sexual preferences were offering to try and suppress them if their partners weren't into it. I'm sorry, but I find this unacceptable. It not like quitting a habit, it's denying a part of who they are, so, no, I do not want to read about that.


Current score:
- The Scientific Method: ★★★★½
- Three Secrets: ★★
- His Secret: ★★★


***A copy of this book was provided to me through NetGalley.***
 

XOXO
 

Aug 8, 2014

Natural Law (Nature of Desire, #2) by Joey W. Hill





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Book summary:

Book 2 in the Nature of Desire series.

Mackenzie "Mac" Nighthorse is a highly respected homicide detective and a career cop. There isn't a dangerous situation that can back him down.

However, the personal becomes uncomfortably entangled in the professional when he goes undercover in a high class BDSM club as a male submissive in order to find a Dominatrix who is winning the trust and then murdering her chosen partners.

When his path crosses Violet Siemanski's, he realizes he's found a Mistress willing to be his ally in finding the murderess. But Violet is also going to shatter Mac's shields and make him question who he is and what he wants, a challenge more disturbing than any case he's ever worked.


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My rating: ✮✮✮


My review:


Reading a book for the second time for me usually means I loved it so much the first time I wanted to read it again more slowly and savor every page. Other times it is to get reacquainted with a book from a series I wish to continue. This was a combination of the two. I enjoyed this book the first time, maybe not enough to want to read it multiple times, but enough not to mind reading it again. So when I decided to go back to this series and this time read it in order, picking up Natural Law for the second time was an easy decision.

After the exotic setting of Holding the Cards with a doctor, artist, and gallery owner as main characters, this was a big change. The romance between Mac and Violet included a multiple murder investigation, few insane Doms, one asshole of a sub, and some very dangerous situations.

A while back I realized crime was really not a genre for me. It's not because I don't like reading it, but because of all the crime books I've read I could barely name a few of them with a plot I remember or who the murderer/criminal was in them. That is why I gave up on reading crime books. When I'm just going to end up forgetting them completely, I didn't see the point in reading them at all. Surprise, surprise, while I remembered the majority of what happened between Mac and Violet in the romance department, all the parts concerning the case Mac was investigating was once again new for me. I had forgotten everything, so once again the book gave me a few scares.

Besides that, there was a significant difference in the characters. Josh was so cute, and he was an artist, and every time I think of him, I wish for my own Josh. On the other hand, I do not wish for my own Mac. He can cook, but still... Like Josh, Mac is a submissive, but he is also an alpha male, possessive, and a rather difficult sub. I have utmost respect for Violet for being a Mistress that can handle Mac. Yes, Josh would be who I'd pick, but reading about Violet breaking through Mac's thick walls was great. A strong and very determined woman she is. She got Mac to finally accept her as his Mistress. The man who submitted to many Mistresses, but never truly surrendered, finally did. Not an easy feat. And luckily for me, this took up the much larger part of the book. When I started it for the first time, I thought it would be more focused on finding the murderer, but I was happy with how it turned out.

Another thing that I had completely forgotten were the side characters that appeared. I suppose the first time I had no idea some of them were important because there would be books about them later or that some were mentioned before. Serves me right for not paying more attention.

Overall, though this may not have been one of my favorites, it's still a book I loved reading both times. After all, it is a book written by an amazing writer.

XOXO
 

Aug 7, 2014

(Cover Reveal) Reasonable Doubt: Volume Three by Whitney G.

Reasonable Doubt Banner Reasonable Doubt: Volume Three
by Whitney Gracia Williams
Reasonable Doubt #3
Publication Date: To Be Released
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica, Novella, Romance

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Synopsis: I hate him...

I hate that I fell in love with him, hate that he didn't love me back, and I hate the fact that I just made a life-altering decision just so I could get the hell away from him.

He'd always said that he was unchangeable, heartless, and cold...

I really should've believed him...

Final book in the Reasonable Doubt series...

Also in the series:

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About Whitney Gracia Williams

A self diagnosed candy addict, travel junkie, and hypochondriac, Whitney Gracia Williams LOVES to write about characters that make you laugh, cry, and want to (in the case of Selena Ross) reach through your Kindle and slap them. She is the "imaginary bestselling" author of the Jilted Bride Series, Mid Life Love, Wasted Love, and Captain of My Soul. When she's not locked inside her room, feverishly typing away on her laptop, she can be found here: http://www.whitneygracia.com She also loves getting emails from her readers, so if you want to tell her how much you loved (or hated) her stories, email her at whitgbooks@gmail.com

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