Mar 29, 2014

ARC REVIEW: Dangerous (Morphate, #1) by Jacquelyn Frank (Jax)

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A body that won't quit
Clothes that are barely there
Eyes that openly invite him to take what he wants

Devon Candler is nothing like the helpless, vulnerable woman Liam expected when he agreed to provide security for her secluded Catskill Mountain estate. Yet her life is at risk. Her enemies monsters. Her secrets devastating.

Liam Nash is a trained killer who takes no prisoners, fears no man. But to him this woman is seductively, devastatingly. . .




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Please welcome the newest members of the paranormal world- Morphates.

What is a Morphate? Well, they are fast, strong, sensual, immortal vampire-alike creatures who have fangs and claws and they drink blood. I must admit that I love the paranormal genre and I've read a lot of paranormal books, but this was the first time I came across this type of paranormal species what immediately got my attention.

The main characters of this story are Liam Nash, the head of a security team which gets hired to protect Devon Chandler, the gorgeous, sensual, & provocative femme-fatale and one of the oldest and most powerful Morphates. I liked both of the characters of this book, because they had a strong personality. I was especially glad because the female character wasn't portrayed as some whiny drama queen as usual which most of the time ruins the reading experience for me. Since the moment Devon & Liam meet there's an undeniable, explosive chemistry between them to which they succumb soon enough and many, many times ;). Even though I liked them two as a couple, after the first half of the book I got more interested in two secondary characters who were part of the security team and I hope they'll get their own book.

"Is it better for you from the front or the back?"
He'd ask the question with just enough innuendo to get himself slapped. But this was Devon, and she wasn't exactly the shy and retiring type who got easily affronted. Her eyes widened as she absorbed the intent of the remark, and he could swear he saw her mouth twitch at the corners.
"I think both," she said softly, a tilt to her head adding speculation to the answer. "We can start from the front, and .... assuming you don't get too worn out, we'll finish from behind."
"And if I do get worn out?" he asked with a chuckle.
"Then I'll just have to lay you out flat on the bed and do you like that."

The book was interesting, action-packed & way-too-hot with a lot of sex scenes, maybe even too much for my taste. I liked the first half of the book better, because in the second half the story got a bit repetitive and that's never a good thing. I had also difficulties with the writing style. It was good, but from time to time it became a bit over-descriptive and detailed for my taste that I found myself rereading some parts a couple of times to get the point and I don't like when authors use too many strong adjectives and adverbs in the same sentence like f.e. deliciously, exquisitely etc. What the story lacked was the building of the paranormal world. I wanted to find out more about Morphates and their society, but the focus was more on the romance what I hope will change with future books.

The book didn't end up with a cliffhanger which was also a good thing. I hope the next book will focus on my favorite characters in this one. All in all, solid 3 stars for the story!


Mar 26, 2014

(Release Day Launch) No Regrets Series Box Set by Lauren Blakely

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This ebook contains the following books: • The Thrill of It • The Start of Us • Every Second With You The Thrill of It - A new adult story of Love. Sex. Addiction. Blackmail. And Power... When Harley and Trey meet again in love addiction recovery, they must confront all their temptations, as well as her damaged, broken past and his dark family secrets, before they face the question -- how do you love with no regrets when regret is all you know? -The Start of Us - A new adult story of First Times. Last Times. Connections. And No Regrets... When Harley first meets Trey, she only wants a tattoo. What she gets is the most intense connection she's ever had. Trey can't forget her either and doesn't want to let her go. How can one night be the start of something when tomorrow it has to end? - Every Second With You - A new adult story of Sex. Love. Addiction. Heartache. Pain. And Hope. Harley and Trey face new challenges that will make battling blackmail, sex addiction, and a virgin call girl past look easy…

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Surprise! The Caught Up in Love series is continuing! Bryan - as in Kat and Bryan - has a younger sister and she goes to college in Los Angeles. She has something in common with Kat - Jess also is a huge fan of the movies and she's putting herself through college as a celebrity photographer. I'm so excited to bring you more of these characters and introduce readers to the "west coast" side of the Caught Up in Love cast of characters and friends. Kat & Bryan will both appear in this story and you'll also get to meet Matthew Harrigan's brother who lives in LA (you know this if you read Far Too Tempting). Here's the storyline and the book releases in August.
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About STARS IN THEIR EYES: Celebrity photographer-in-training Jess Leighton desperately needs to crash the wedding of the year. Snapping just one pic of the A-list Hollywood couple tying the knot will pay her way through school, but with security tighter than the bride-to-be's corset, she'll need more than her camera and smarts - she'll need help from her biggest rival, William Harrigan. Hot, motorcycle-riding Will is the last person Jess trusts, but he's her only ticket in. Good-looking, charming, and British, he's a triple threat. And he's got that sexy accent to boot. Soon, sparks are flying off-screen and in front of the cameras as they devise a plan to sneak into the ceremony. But when Jess' new celebrity client raises the stakes with a photo shoot of the maid-of-honor, she wonders if she's in over her head. Blackmail, botox, and the worst Breakfast Club remake in the world? It's all in a whirlwind week's work in Hollywood. The audience loves a happy ending, but in a town where everyone's acting and no one's playing on the same team, can Jess find her own ever after in time?
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About Lauren Blakely: Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and her books have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. Like the heroine in FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. Her novels include Caught Up In Us, Pretending He’s Mine, Playing With Her Heart, and Trophy Husband. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.


Mar 25, 2014

(Cover Reveal) Renegade Reject (Renegade Sons MC, #2) by Emily Minton and Dawn Martens

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Mar 24, 2014

PRE-REALESE ARC REVIEW: Hostile Ground by L. A. Witt & Aleksandr Voinov

Expected publication: 12th May, 2014 

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MM Romantic Suspense

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After the deaths of three undercover cops investigating a drug ring in a seedy strip club in Seattle, Detective Mahir Hussain has been sent to finish the job. He joins the club’s security team in the hopes of finding enough evidence to bust the operation before the men in charge find a reason to put him in a shallow grave.

To protect the strippers, only gay men can work the club. Ridley, the cold and intimidating head of security, knows exactly how to test potential new hires—including Mahir. From the minute they meet, Mahir and Ridley engage in a dangerous dance of sex and mind games. Mahir needs to find his evidence before Ridley figures out he’s a cop—and before they both grow too close to betray one another.

As the game goes on, Mahir burrows deeper into the operation, where he learns there’s much more happening than meets the eye . . . and why every cop who made it this far has been silenced with a bullet.



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I really thought about getting a break from MM genre for awhile I promise, I even started reading another f/m book, but then I saw this book on Netgalley and what can I say- the resistance was futile. I just had to have it and then I did and everything else was of less importance and I'm not even sorry after reading it.

Whoever is familiar with the work of L.A. Witt & A. Voinov knows what to expect when these two authors write a book together. Two strong, bad-ass and way too hot dirty-talkers. Lots of action, mind games & super-hot sex. Just my type of a book, what's there not to love?  I was hooked from the very beginning. The story focuses on Mahir Hussain, a Muslim detective going undercover in one of the biggest and most dangerous cases of his life. Driven by hatred and revenge, he gets involved in one of the most dangerous underground mobs dealing with drugs and prostitution with one goal only- take town their organisation and its boss or die trying. He was sure that nothing can distract him from his goal, but then he meets David Ridley, the cold and deadly head of security of this organisation.

Ridley's hand left Mahir's neck and went up into his hair. He grabbed it, pulled back, and they were suddenly eye to eye and breathless, staring each other down. Okay, this was getting out of control quickly.
Ridley didn't let go of Mahir's hair. His other hand, though, moved behind them, nudging Mahir's hips back. Eyes locked, neither of them looked away, but when Ridley's belt buckle jingled, they both pulled in sharp breaths. 
Then came the zipper. Oh fuck. 
"To answer your question-" Ridley paused to lick his lips"- yes. That was an invitation."

From the moment they set their eyes on each other their relationship becomes explosive & passionate, but filled with mistrust and unstoppable fighting for control, both in and out of bedroom. The chemistry between them was scorching hot and the sex scenes? Oh boy...I know I say this for every book written by A. Voinov, but there's not a doubt about it- one of the best & hottest I've read. I'll leave it at that, because my thoughts about those parts are highly inappropriate and would need a strong censorship and we wouldn't want that, would we ;)? Everything starts as a big mind game between them with Mahir becoming Saed in order to gain Ridley's trust who keeps testing him since the moment he sets his foot in his office. No one crossed the strong and calculating Ridley and lived to tell, but when feelings get involved, everything is put at stake.

The guy with the icy stare behind the dark sunglasses- he could shoot a cop and not blink. The one who'd left Mahir aching all over, and who had seemed just as unhappy as Mahir that they couldn't continue things, wasn't murderer. He couldn't be. Could he?

The story was action-packed, interesting and well-written. I loved everything about it, from the plot to the amazing characters. I liked that one of the characters was a Muslim for a change and that we were given insight into their culture too, especially when it comes to sexuality and breaking the tradition. What I especially like about these two authors is that when it comes to romance, their books are never cheesy. The romance was emotional and passionate like always, but it wasn't exaggerated with corny lines and situations which some authors have tendency to use and what always ruins the story for me. They don't overuse cheesy lines to create romantic atmosphere, but the romance here is more subtle, showed through a simple touch or word of deeper meaning and those emotional moments are among my favorites. 

I highly recommend this book to every MM fan. You just can't miss with these two authors. Buy the book & dive in!

"This is so dangerous," Ridley whispered. His eyes narrowed a little, and he grinned. God, but he was the most enticing, unnerving combination of the two sides of the man Mahir had come to know. The hand on Mahir's cheek slid into hair. Thightened. Pulled. Mahir surrendered, letting himself be drawn in, and just before their lips met, Ridley said, "I like it dangerous."


Mar 23, 2014

Number Thirteen by Bella Jewel

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New Adult / Contemporary Romance

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**AUTHOR NOTE - This is NOT a BDSM Romance**

We're thirteen girls, captive, slave to our master. 
A master we've never seen.
Obedience will become all we know in our shallow existence. It is the only emotion we're permitted to feel.
When we're bad, we're punished. When we're good, we're rewarded. 
Our scars run deep. Yet we survive, because we have to... 
because HE teaches us to.
All of us are special, we feel it with everything we are.
He has us for a reason, but it's a reason we don't know.
We've never seen his face, but we know that something deeply broken lies beneath the darkness. With every touch, with every punishment, we know it. 
Then something changed. 
He showed me who he truly is.
Now I want him.
I'll go against everything I know to be with him. 

A monster. 

My monster. 

Loving him is a sin, but a sinner I am. I won't stop until I see every part of him. Even the parts he keeps locked deep down inside. 

I am Number Thirteen, and this is my story.



"...Sometimes memories are best left forgotten..."

It seems that everybody is talking about this book these days, so of course we on Way Too Hot Books had to get it, especially after the synopsis & cover like this. I didn't read anything by this author before, so I was really excited when I got the chance to read it.

"No one deserves to die. But I did die, that day.
And in my place a monster was born."

The story started out dark, emotional, steamy, a mystery and ended up...sappy & confusing.

The few first pages into the book and I was hooked. It begins with the arrival of thirteen girls in the house of Master William, the guy whose men supposedly abducted them for him. The plot got more complex and mysterious with every next page. I was almost finished with the first half of the book and I still didn't know who are these girls or this mystery guy who blindfolds them every time when he's around them or the most important question of them all: why the hell did he abduct them? Those are the questions that bugged me and kept me reading without a break, because I love a good mystery and can't stop reading until I get all my questions answered. Of course, by the time we do find out, I had billion possible theories about what's going on.

One of them, at the beginning of the story, was that this will in deed be a bdsm romance, because it had a lot of its elements:
- controlling weirdo a.k.a Master William 
- thirteen girls kept in basement
- punishment & rewards
- come & sit on my lap, I'll stroke your hair o.O
- a lot of slaps & humiliation

But then again, the author's note in the synopsis clearly says that this is not a bdsm romance and soon enough that theory was thrown in the water. Then, by the way the story was developing it seemed that the plot was turning into some kind of twisted version of The Bachelor (I won't reveal why, but if you watched that show, you'll get some idea why) and that's when I was starting to loose my interest, but I still hoped that there's some bigger meaning behind the plot. Unfortunately, in the end, this theory turned out to be true.

By the end there were so many loopholes in the story that I have to agree with the others who said in their reviews that they didn't see any point behind it. It had potential, it started out great until around 40% of the story everything went south. An the ending??? o.O

Read it and decide for yourself.

"Who is going to save a damaged girl? A disgusting girl with no name.
I don't want to feel anymore. I don't want sunshine. I don't want rain. 
I just want darkness that takes away everything that's eating me inside."


Mar 21, 2014

Aftershock (Afterburn & Aftershock, #2) by Sylvia Day

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America’s premier author of provocative fiction delivers the dramatic finale to a series set within the inner circle of glamour, sex and privilege.

When it came to playing games, my lover Jax was a master strategist. He pulled strings behind the closed doors of D.C.’s most powerful political players, and somehow still found time to nearly sideline my career. What he didn’t know was that when I didn’t like the rules, I threw them out and made my own. I wasn’t going to let Jax get away with it. I wasn’t going to let him get away at all.

I loved Jax enough that it was impossible to give up. Jax loved me enough that giving up was the only end he’d consider. He didn’t think I could swim with the sharks. It was entirely my pleasure to show him that I’d already dived in…

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 My rating: 3 stars

My review:

I think I would have liked this a lot more had I read it sooner. Like, for example, when it was originally supposed to be published in November, and not March! I'm sick of these publishers pushing back releases.

Sorry about that. I just had to get it out of my system. 

OK, take a deep breath and concentrate on the story at hand.

Ah, the story... I wish I remembered more from the first part, because judging by my rating, I liked it a lot. This one - not so much.

First, since I forgot a lot - well, almost everything - from Afterburn, it was rather difficult to keep track of who's who and what's happening. But, what I do remember is that I enjoyed reading about Jax and Gia, I liked how the story progressed, I liked the characters, it had some very hot scenes which I REALLY liked. So I was rather surprised that even when I got the hang of the story in Aftershock, I still wasn't thrilled (and this had nothing to do with the release being pushed back). No, this was due to the plot itself. So much drama on so few pages. So much drama. Jax and Gia just went from fight to fight; about the present, past or future - it didn't matter, they had something to fight about. In fact, their relationship reminded me a lot of Gideon and Eva. But Gideon and Eva will get five full-length novels, and Jax and Gia only two novellas, so everything with them felt rushed. I think that Jax and Gia should have either gotten a full-length novel, or that the plot in this novella should have been simpler. After Afterburn, I expected more. Even the hot scenes were not as hot, and there was very few of them.

Oh, well... It's also possible that my lack of enthusiasm about Aftershock is due to the fact that right now I'm into different kind of books. I don't know. One thing's for sure: I will always love the men in Sylvia Day's books because those are the men that in one sentence say:

“A public place won’t save you. We’re going to fuck, long and hard, wherever we end up. Better we don’t end up in jail and splashed all over the tabloids while doing it, don’t you think?”

And in the next one:

“Baby, I’ll crawl on my hands and knees if that’s what it takes.”

Oh, yes, I love them.

I forgot to mention one thing. I haven't read many titles from Cosmo Red-Hot Reads, but as I understand, the heroines in them are supposed to be modern, independent women that take crap from no one. And Gia? I felt like she took the backseat to Jax. I like that guy, but you know... I just wanted more from Gia.


Mar 20, 2014

Love Is Darkness (Valerie Dearborn, #1) by Caroline Hanson

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Paranormal Romance

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Valerie Dearborn wants a cotton candy life, but it’s more like a puffer fish: pointy, unusual, and—if not prepared exactly right—deadly. 

In London for graduate school, Val knows she's finally free. Her father and ex-almost-boyfriend are back in California and she's out of the Vampire hunting biz for good. Or is she? 

She draws the attention of Lucas, a 1600 year old Vampire, and King to his kind. He’s also wicked hot. As golden as Lucifer, and just as tempting, he makes Valerie an offer she can't refuse— help him find out if the Others (Empaths, Fey and Werewolves) still exist or he'll stop protecting those she loves.

Lucas tells her that Empaths were a Vampire’s biggest weakness before going extinct hundreds of years ago. While the Fey or a Werewolf might kill a Vampire, an Empath could enslave them, seducing or harming with emotions at will. The one detail he leaves out? Valerie is an Empath. 

And after 1600 years of an emotionless existence, Lucas wants Valerie like a recovering alcoholic wants a wine cooler.

Can she keep those she loves alive, stop Lucas from munching on her, survive a fanged revolution and still find a way to have that boring, normal life she’s always wanted? Probably not, but boy is she gonna try!

This is a full length novel and contains adult content.



So, how to resist to a title & cover like this, even if it has the one thing I despise when reading and what usually makes me stay away from a book- the (in)famous curse of a  LOVE TRIANGLE ? I know I tried and failed, but fortunately I'm not sorry this time.

This actually turned out to be one of the rare books I've read and liked, although it has a *love triangle* in it. I know I always say that I'm not so big on romance and cheesy lines, but I prefer books with no triangles, squares etc., bottom line- no more than one drama queen whose biggest worry is: whom of these gorgeous & super-rich super models should I choose -_-. As the matter of fact, one of the guys in question in this book is a vampire hunter & the other is a wicked vampire king

The story was super-funny, action-packed and with a very hot romance.  I don't remember the last time I read a book with so much sexual tension between the characters that in one moment you just wanna shout at them :"JUST DO IT ALREADY !" Actually, I think I got that covered a couple of times :). Finally, an author who gave me a good reason to make me believe that it's possible to be in love in two persons at the same time. Yes, both male characters were were uber-hot, but they did a lot of swoon-worthy things for the female character that I kept changing my mind through the whole book about who the girl should choose. 

His gaze burned into hers, words quiet and forceful. “You want me to feel more? You want a declaration? Love? I can tell you that I have wanted
nothing more than you for hundreds upon hundreds of years, that I will kill anyone for you, anyone you can name. In me you have a shield, could have
a lover, a friend and a confidant.”

Oh well, the wicked vampire had won in the end. That shameless dirty talker! But, I still like the hunter too, damn it! See, that's why I avoid this type of books. The female protagonist was at times great and so funny, but a other times also very annoying, because she had like billions questions about every situation she found herself in and I just wanted to shake her and tell her to relax, but then my "dear" friends reminded me that I can be like that so I forgave her :P :). 

All in all- a very good paranormal book and I recommend it to everyone who likes vampires, empaths (fairies and werewolves in the future probably), love triangles etc. I'm looking forward to the next one, but I know I'll probably stop reading it if the female protagonist doesn't choose one of the guys (read: the wicked vampire) and she should do it as soon as possible, although the other one is great too *sigh*.
I guess I'll wait for the next book for my final decision. 

"If I open this bag will I find a human heart?” Val couldn't believe she'd said that. Was it a joke?
“I paid for a croissant. If it is a human heart I shall be quite put out."


Mar 18, 2014

The Swan & the Jackal (In the Company of Killers #3) by J.A. Redmerski

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Suspense/Crime/Thriller/Romantic Suspense and Adult


Fredrik Gustavsson never considered the possibility of love, or that anyone could ever understand or accept his dark and bloody lifestyle—until he met Seraphina, a woman as vicious and blood-thirsty as Fredrik himself. They spent two short but unforgettable years together, full of lust and killing and the darkest kind of love that two people can share.

And then Seraphina was gone.

It’s been six years since Fredrik’s lover and sadistic partner in crime turned his world upside-down. Seraphina went into hiding and has eluded him ever since. Now, he’s getting closer to finding her, and an innocent woman named Cassia is the key to drawing Seraphina from the shadows. But Cassia—after sustaining injuries from a fire that Seraphina ignited—suffers from amnesia and can’t give Fredrik the information he desperately seeks. Having no other choice, Fredrik has been keeping Cassia locked in his basement as he not only tries to get her to recall her past—because she and Seraphina share it—but also to protect her from Seraphina, who clearly wants her dead.

But Cassia is a light in the darkness that Fredrik never believed existed. After a year subjected to her kindness and compassion, he finds himself struggling with his love for Seraphina, and his growing feelings for Cassia—because he knows that to love one, the other must die.

Will light win out over darkness, or will something more powerful than either further destroy an already tortured soul?

My rating: 4 stars


I love you. 
I despise you.

Oh this book. So many feels. Fredrik, you’re my man, come to me, I will love and understand and accept you…

First off, if this is the first time you’re hearing about this book (shame on you), go grab this book and join us in the Company of Killers! 

I loved this – plain and simple, J.A. Redmerski did not disappoint, if anything this book offers us new insights into the world of our favorite assassins. We get to see more of the whole group, Victor & Izabel, Dorian, Niklas (I do hope his story is the next, he’s such a hated character, I admit myself I didn’t like him, because we all thought he’s a traitor, but I think there’s more to him than we had the chance to see, so I’m really looking forward to his story).

Now, after that side note; our Jackal, our Specialist – one and only Fredrik Gustavsson. He’s my favorite of them all I believe, I was never that big of a fangirl for Viktor. If I compare Viktor’s and Fredrik’s voice, their chapters, I can’t help but like Fredrik more. Viktor is so closed off, whereas with Fredrik I felt it all – his anguish, pains and sorrow. 

The story follows Fredrik trying to find his ex wife, Seraphina , but instead finding someone else entirely – Cassia. Now he’s conflicted between his love for Seraphina, despite hating her too, for betraying him. And his desire to protect Cassia, from that same Seraphina. On top of all that, he’s struggling with his growing feelings for Cassia.

Because love is pain. 
Because love is the greatest scam of all time. And as much as I fucking love you, I hate you for inflicting it upon me.

You know how there’s that romance, the one you know won’t end well, and you’re treasuring every moment, every passed word, every emotion between the lovers, because you know their time is limited, the story will not have a happy ending. And everything is all the more precious. That is how I felt here, with Fredrik & Cassia. 

Now, there’s that major plot twist, which of course I won’t reveal, but let me tell you – I did not see that coming. At all!

All the while reading this, I felt how the author should give us the whole backstory of how Fredrik and Seraphina met, and I’m so excited to see that Seeds of Iniquity will be precisely that. 

Oh yes, and I loved the soundtrack. That one  is my favorite. I think it’s quite perfect for this story. 


Mar 13, 2014

(Cover Reveal) Reaper's Stand by Joannna Wylde

Title: Reaper's Stand (Reaper's MC #4)
Author: Joanna Wylde
Release Date: September 2, 2104
As Reapers Motorcycle Club president, Reese “Picnic” Hayes has given his entire life to the club. After losing his wife, he knew he’d never love another woman. And with two daughters to raise and a club to manage, that was just fine with him. These days, Reese keeps his relationships free and easy—he definitely doesn’t want to waste his time on a glorified cleaning lady like London Armstrong Too bad he’s completely obsessed with her. Besides running her own business, London’s got her junkie cousin’s daughter to look after—a more reckless than average eighteen-year-old. Sure she’s attracted to the Reapers’ president, but she’s not stupid. Reese Hayes is a criminal and a thug. But when her young cousin gets caught up with a ruthless drug cartel, Reese might be the only man who can help her. Now London has to make the hardest decision of her life—how far will she go to save her family?
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Reaper's MC Series
Reaper's Property (Reaper's MC #1)
Reaper's Legacy (Reaper's MC #2)
Devil's Game (Reaper's MC #3)
Release Date: June 3, 2014
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Mar 11, 2014

Carnal Secrets (The Phoenix Pack #3) by Suzanne Wright

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"Half-shifter Shaya Critchley may hold a submissive role in her pack, but she’s done taking orders. After her Alpha wolf mate refused to claim her—but committed to interfering in her life—she took off. Now she hides from him, posing as a human in a town full of anti-shifter extremist groups. She thinks he’ll never find her again, and that suits her just fine. But she’s wrong.

Nick Axton can barely control his feelings for Shaya, but he could never claim her—not if he truly cares for her. The degenerative brain condition he keeps secret would ultimately leave her with a burden rather than a mate. But when Shaya runs away, Nick can’t bear the thought of never seeing her again. After tracking her down, he discovers Shaya’s feisty and passionate side in the process…a side he’d never seen before.

Under the menacing gazes of territorial local packs and violent human extremists, Nick vows to finally claim the spirited Shaya…and despite her initial resistance, Shaya just might find his fiery determination to be the ultimate aphrodisiac."



BEFORE reading I thought: Bring on Nick and Shaya. But first, make the bastard suffer!

Now AFTER reading: Considering I got more then 40 likes on GoodReads on a two-sentences review of a book before it was published (really - LOL), at least I could do was read it. I absolutely loved Feral Sins. Werewolf romance is my ultimate guilty book-pleasure and that one was just the way I like it - strong main characters, possessive Alphas which comes with the hotness factor, and lots of laugh. The second book fell a little short for me, so I wasn't expecting much of this third one. It even sounded like it will be of the same cup as the other books. Also Nick pissed me off for refusing Shaya before but now I actually feel bad for wishing him to suffer which he did. And a lot. I bet all you ladies that liked my review before reading want to unlike it now, right? I understand perfectly, lol.

Shaya was a great heroine, I sympathised with her. I wouldn't do anything different then she did. Nick kept a lot of secrets from her. What's a girl gotta do? And Nick was the sweetest guy - extremly patient, self-sacrificing, romantic.. You can't help but love a guy that fights for his girl and doesn't give up no matter what.

The problem I had with the book that it often got too... sentimental, mushy. The hotness lacked a lot and I see others missed that. Nick even promised some light bondage and play but it never actually happened. I liked the side story of what was happening with the human exstremists - I like my romance with some pot action; and that Trey and Taryn and the rest of the Phoenix pack made some appearance. All in all, I liked it more then I thought I would. Can't wait to see who's next!

PS: I want a story with Roni! Should Dominic be her match? I see something there...

Until next time, 

Mar 10, 2014

Strain by Amelia C. Gormley

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Science Fiction-Dystopia/ MM Erotica

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In a world with little hope and no rules, the only thing they have to lose is themselves.

Rhys Cooper is a dead man. Cut off from the world since childhood, he’s finally exposed to the lethal virus that wiped out most of the human race. Now his only hope for survival is infection by another strain that might confer immunity. But it’s sexually transmitted, and the degradation he feels at submitting to the entire squad of soldiers that rescued him eclipses any potential for pleasure—except with Darius, the squadron’s respected, capable leader.

Sergeant Darius Murrell has seen too much death and too little humanity. He’s spent a decade putting plague victims out of their misery and escorting survivors to a safe haven he can never enjoy. He’d rather help Rhys live than put him down, so when Rhys can’t reconcile himself to doing what’s necessary to survive, Darius is forced to save Rhys in spite of himself.

But with each passing day, it looks less and less likely that Rhys can be saved. Which means that soon Darius might have to put a bullet in the head of the one person in years who reminds him of what it means to be human.



ATTENTION! All fans of dark, edgy, kinky & mm reads come and meet Strain!
Boy, did this book turn out to be anything I did not expect. Sure, I had my share of dark & kinky reads and enjoyed quite a lot of them, but then I stumble on a book like this and feel like a beginner again . I probably wouldn't be so surprised if I didn't skim through the synopsis before reading, but it was already late when I realized that the book definitely won't be so tame as the pretty cover suggested.

Imagine a lethal virus which turns people into savaged zombies and world into chaos and because of the lack of modern technology the only cure possible can be transferred only by having sex, the more- the better? What if you were a 19 year old gay virgin who has been manipulated your whole life by a psycho-priest and his crazy "religious theories"...and you need the cure? What if your only chance are a group of super-soldiers who have the cure, but you have to sleep with them in order to get it? When I started reading this, my only hope was: let this book not be about another "poor", lip-biting virgin getting his cherry popped... and it wasn't. (Even if I had my share of fantasies about Joe-Magnliano-alike soldiers attempting to "cure" me ;D.)

It was way much kinkier than that! THIS IS NOT FOR EVERYONE!  Non-con sex, dub-con sex, exhibitionism, voyeurism, BDSM, multiple partners, a lot of grey areas...If I carefully read the synopsis of the book I would have thought probably that it wasn't for me, but I guess, sometimes I even surprise (read: scare) myself by the things I end up comfortable reading. Yup, there was sex and there was a lot of it, but still the book didn't feel as if it was only about it. 

"So vulnerable. So fragile. He could break Rhys easily, and that savage thing inside in him yearned to carry Rhy to the very brick of destruction. Rhys was his now, truly his, a fact that could still ruin them both."

The story was more complex than that and there were bigger issues explored like the corruption of the religion and economics, the freedom of sexuality, how far  are people willing to go if their lives are at stakes etc. There's romance in the story, but it's not your usual type of "and they lived happily ever after" romance. It's a more of a dark romance which did sometimes question my sanity, but the story was interesting and well-written, that's why it didn't present a bigger issue for me while reading. I definitely wasn't expected something like this and I liked it. I hope the author won't stop with this book and the way things ended I have a feeling this will be a series, because there are a lot of interesting characters worth writing about.

If you're not a hardcore mm fan, then stay away from this book. If you are, then come & get it, because you know you want it ;)!

"It was never about love. It was about self-respect.
I fought it for a long time because I didn't want the only sex I ever had before I died to not mean anything, especially when it was already something I didn't have a choice in. Then it didn't feel meaningless anymore, and it was okay. Better than okay."


Mar 9, 2014

Mad Love by Colet Abedi

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23-year-old aspiring artist Sophie Walker can think of no better place than the exotic paradise of the Maldives to escape the wrath of her controlling parents, the monotony of her boring legal work and her passionless boyfriend. With her two best friends along for the ride and to help her find herself again, Sophie is not prepared for the enigmatic Clayton Sinclair. Clayton comes from another world of privilege that seems like a fantasy to Sophie. Can this man introduce her to the passion & seduction she never realized she was desperately searching for? Sophie quickly becomes ensnared in Clayton's seductive web until a shocking treachery makes her question her judgment and actions...

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Maldives. Artist heroine. Enigmatic hero. Sounds like a premise of an interesting romantic story. Or so I thought.

Instead it was: Maldives. Virgin heroine. Possessive billionaire hero.

Now, I don't know about anyone else, but I am definitely over that kind of romance. As far as I'm concerned, one was more than enough.

There are two reasons I finished this book: 1. I downloaded it from NetGalley, so I kind of felt obligated to read it to the end, and 2. the writing style of the author was something I liked in this book. I kept thinking that it would've been nice that this was a romantic comedy, because it would've worked great for me. But, no. Unfortunately, it was another virgin/billionaire book.

I'm aware I keep using the word virgin for the heroine. Believe me, I am aware. It's due to the fact that a lot of the story focuses on the fact that she is a virgin, and later on how she no longer is. And at one point that just started getting on my nerves. From the way she and everyone else talked about her, I felt like "virgin" was her whole identity. It would become a topic in every conversation she had, including her inner monologues.

Then the hero appeared to help with her "condition". Of course, as soon as they lay eyes on each other, they feel instant attraction. The hero, Clayton, being a wealthy businessman, is used to getting everything he wants, and he wants Sophie (that's the heroine), and whether she likes it or not, he's going to get her.

Personally, I did not find one single thing I liked about Clayton. He was arrogant, possessive, ill-tempered, rude, and just outright creepy. Using sex to get Sophie to say or do whatever he wants, and those mood swings are something that raised a lot of red flags for me. More than once I had the urge to scream to Sophie:


But in the end, the things I found disturbing, Sophie thought of as sweet, and proof that he likes her. Oh, that reminds me: throughout the book this was Sophie:


Oh, yes, our little innocent Sophie was very insecure in her "relationship" with Clayton, which led to a few ridiculous arguments that really could have been avoided by simply using their mouths for talking.

You know who did a lot of talking? Sophie's mind. Honestly, that thing never shuts up. It was fun at first, but after a while, it just became too much. I believe that is one of reasons I dislike Clayton - I never actually got to know him. He would say something, and then Sophie would start her inner monodrama, so that everything about him got lost in the process of Sophie's analyzing his every word.

One thing I liked, besides the setting, was Erik and Orie, Sophie's best friend and his boyfriend. Except for a few lapses, they provided the much needed voices of reason. Every time Sophie would start to lose it, they had a way of setting her straight and talking some sense into her, but quite honestly, the woman is faster than a bullet when it comes to jumping to conclusions. That ending was just blah. Way to create a cliffhanger.

Lastly, even though it doesn't say in the blurb, this is not a standalone novel. I don't know how many books will there be in the series (I'm assuming three); I only know that there will be book two. This is something I would have preferred to know at the beginning.

*A copy of this book was provided by the publisher through NetGalley.*

Hopefully, next time I'll share my thoughts about a book I loved. Until then...
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