Sunday, January 26, 2014

SALE!! Lusting For Covers: #161 In Bed With Mr. Wrong by Katee Robert

Lusting For Covers is a weekly meme hosted by TBQ's Book Palace . Lusting For Covers is held on Sunday, that allows bloggers to share their current cover obsession with fellow book lovers. It can be new, old, a reprint, or even a book that is not yet out-- it's all up to you! Join in on the fun, head over to TBQ's Book Palace and list your Lusting For Covers candidate.

In Bed with Mr. Wrong (Out of Uniform #1)
by Katee Robert
Blurb By Goodreads
The blind date from hell is about to get hotter…

Brianne Nave is never doing her friends a favor again. When they begged her to go on a blind date, she didn’t expect someone so perfectly gorgeous. She’s a mousy librarian—totally not in this man’s league. And judging by his odd reaction when she opens the door, he knows it, too.

Air Force Pararescuer Ryan Flannery avoids his hometown at all costs. He’s not thrilled about the date until he’s shocked silent by the prickly little librarian’s sweet curves and kissable lips…and her smart mouth. But then an argument leads to a kiss that spirals out of control. How can two people have so little chemistry outside the bedroom when they fit together so perfectly in it?

When their friends strand them in a cabin to "work things out," Bri’s not sure whether to kill him or put the industrial-sized box of condoms they find to use. Bottom line—Ryan’s career military and hates the tiny town she loves. He’ll leave, just like everyone else in her life. And if she’s foolish enough to give him her heart, he’ll take it with him.
Wet shirtless hero wearing dog-tags. I am all in. Got my copy on sale at Amazon for $0.99.
Get your sale copy here while it lasts.
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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Review: Slave To Sensation by Nalini Singh

Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changeling #1)
by Nalini Singh
Purchase Links: Amazon  Barnes & Noble
Source: Own
Blurb by Goodreads
Nalini Singh dives into a world torn apart by a powerful race with phenomenal powers of the mind-and none of the heart.
In a world that denies emotions, where the ruling Psy punish any sign of desire, Sascha Duncan must conceal the feelings that brand her as flawed. To reveal them would be to sentence herself to the horror of "rehabilitation" - the complete psychic erasure of everything she ever was...
Both human and animal, Lucas Hunter is a changeling hungry for the very sensations the Psy disdain. After centuries of uneasy coexistence, these two races are now on the verge of war over the brutal murders of several changeling women. Lucas is determined to find the Psy killer who butchered his packmate, and Sascha is his ticket into their closely guarded society. But he soon discovers that this ice-cold Psy is very capable of passion - and that the animal in him is fascinated by her. Caught between their conflicting worlds, Lucas and Sascha must remain bound to their identities - or sacrifice everything for a taste of darkest temptation...


Spoil Free Review

Back when I started Psy-Changeling series I was and still am a huge Christine Feehan fan and it was her quote on the cover ("I love this book! It's a must read for all my fans.") that got me interested in wanting to read this series. Instantly fell in love with Psy-Changeling series and Nalini Singh writing style.

Slave To Sensation is one of those novels I would love to go back and read for the first time and experience the unique world between Changeling's and Psy that Nalini Singh has brilliantly created. Loved that she brought a mixture of sci fi and paranormal together. For me I have never and still have not read anything like this.

Loved the layers that were peeled away little by little in Sascha's character. She starts off emotionless and a bit spineless. But that is how she was raised. Enjoyed how she gradually showed her emotions and for sure got a backbone especially when it came to Lucas. Sascha is a sweetheart once it came to Lucas pack.

Now Lucas is what I love in my cat shifter heroes. He is protective of the ones he loves but is also a sweetheart. Working side by side with Sascha his cat and him become infatuated with her. He becomes possessive and protective of her. He  has an alpha male attitude but knows when to take down a notch when it comes to her. I loved that there is no insta love, readers are right along with these characters getting to know each other and rooting for them to become a couple and once they do they are hot fan your-self together.
Nalini Singh does an outstanding job at bringing many characters together with out taking away from the main characters. I love in my novels secondary characters and when done right add so much to the story line. All secondary characters play into her story line and she never bombards readers with too much info on them. She gives readers just  enough info to where readers want to know more about them. All the different characters with the mixed breeds, wolf and cat shifters and even the psy bring Slave To Sensation to life. Everyone has their own voice and personality. Even though this novel is Paranormal Romance her characters and world feel real. I love how they are all known to the world and live everyday life like real families.  For me I love mix breeds and the journey with Cat and Wolf Shifters working together to find the killer was at times a hoot.
Nalini Singh is the queen of Alpha Male heroes. I loved that there are many alpha males in her story and they never feel out of place. I have fallen a tad behind in Psy-Changeling series and excited I am able to partake in 2014 Psy-Changeling read a long hosted by Herding Cats & Burning Soup and Aly Miscellany. Look for forward to next up for Feb. Vaughn story in Visions of Heat (Psy-Changeling #2).

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Shifter-A-Thon-Read-A-Long: What Book Next? Feb. Picks

Shifter-a-thon-Read-a-long (Goodreads)
Hello Lovelies for those who do not know TBQ's Book Palace and I, Wickedly Delicious Book Blog host the Shifter-A-Thon-Read-A-Long.
Shifter-A-Thon-Read-A-Long is a discussion group at goodreads that shifter fans can discuss their love of Shifter Romance Novels. It is all up to you if you want to join in every month or just the months the novels that catch your interest.
If interested go here
What Book Next? Feb. Picks.
Wow I can not believe it is time already to pick Feb. read.
 What shifter romance do you want to read next?
You can recommend up to 2 shifter romance books. The top 5 suggested titles will go onto the February poll, and everyone gets a vote on the final choice.
Recommend your two choices here.
Suggestions end January 24th.
Well I took a different route in the shifter reads. Decided to go with birds. That is right no cat-wolf-dragon shifters for me this month. Would like to try a different kind of shifter. Here are my two suggestions for Feb.
Curious to see what others suggested click here
Mark your Calenders!
Poll will go up Jan. 25 and continue until January 31st. February's book will be announced February 1st.
Have you read these two? What do you think of bird shifters?

Monday, January 20, 2014

Quote-Tastic: Reaper's Property by Joanna Wylde

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Oh my Horse is yummy and most likely ruin it for all other Biker Babe heroes. Excited Reaper's Legacy (Reapers MC #2) comes out Jan. 28th.

Quote: 1
Fun Horse
“You look like shit,” Horse said helpfully as he pulled up a lawn chair next to me. He sounded almost cheerful, which annoyed me. I glared at him and he smirked. “Still got a sweet butt though.”
I went from annoyed to pissed. “Don’t call me that,” I snapped. “I don’t like it.”
“I know,” he replied. “That’s why I do it. You’re cute when you’re pissed. Kind of like a wet kitten. Gets me hard.”
Quote: 2
Sweet Horse
“I want this,” he said softly, leaning over and kissing me between the shoulder blades. “I need to own you. All of you. Make you scream and realize that you belong to me and I belong to you and nothing else matters. I can’t let you slip away from me, babe.”
Quote: 3
Dirty Mouth Horse
I meant what I said,” Horse told me, his face tight and cold. “You belong to me. Nobody else gets this pussy. You got that?”

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Reaper's Property (Reapers MC #1)
by Joanna Wylde

Blurb by Goodreads

Marie doesn’t need a complication like Horse. The massive, tattooed, badass biker who shows up at her brother’s house one afternoon doesn’t agree. He wants Marie on his bike and in his bed. Now.

But Marie just left her abusive jerk of an ex-husband and she’s not looking for a new man. Especially one like Horse—she doesn’t know his real name or where he lives, she’s ninety percent certain he’s a criminal and that the “business” he talks with her brother isn’t website design. She needs him out of her life, which would be a snap if he’d just stop giving her mind-blowing orgasms.

Horse is part of the Reapers Motorcycle Club, and when he wants something, he takes it. What he wants is Marie, but she’s not interested in becoming “property of”.

Then her brother steals from the club. Marie can save him by giving Horse what he wants—at home, in public, on his bike… If she’s a very, very good girl, she’ll get lots more of those orgasms only he can offer, and he’ll let her brother live.

A Romantica® contemporary erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

Do you like MC biker novels?

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Lusting For Covers: #160 Hope Smolders by Jaci Burton

Lusting For Covers is a weekly meme hosted by TBQ's Book Palace . Lusting For Covers is held on Sunday, that allows bloggers to share their current cover obsession with fellow book lovers. It can be new, old, a reprint, or even a book that is not yet out-- it's all up to you! Join in on the fun, head over to TBQ's Book Palace and list your Lusting For Covers candidate.

Hope Smolders (Hope 0.5)
by Jaci Burton
Release Date: Feb. 25, 2014
Blurb by Goodreads
“Jaci Burton does raw, passionate romance like no other” (Joyfully Reviewed), and the New York Times bestselling author of Hope Ignites and the hot new Play-by-Play novel Straddling the Line proves it again in this novella of second chances…

Jane Kline is a struggling divorcee and single mother with a social life on hold. Not only does Jane not have the time to date anyone, she’s not even going to consider making herself vulnerable to another man after being deserted by her husband. That’s why Will Griffin, her ex’s former best friend, takes her totally by surprise.

What would such a hot and sexy wild card see in a harried mother juggling two kids and two jobs? For starters, everything Jane no longer sees in herself. As she dares to take the flirtation to the next step, Jane finds herself back where she never wanted to be—falling for another man. Now it’s up to Will to convince Jane that she has everything he wants in a woman, and that the second time around can be the best time of all.

Includes previews of Jaci Burton’s new Hope novel Hope Ignites and her new Play-by-Play novel, Straddling the Line

Hope Smolders previously appeared in Hot Summer Nights.
I like a lot. I have yet to come across a Jaci Burton cover I have not liked. 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Review: All The Pretty Lies by M. Leighton

All the Pretty Lies (Pretty #1)
by M. Leighton
Purchase Links: Amazon  Barnes & Noble

Burb by Goodreads

“Live, no regrets”

Her…Sloane Locke has led a sheltered life. However, with a history like hers, she can understand why her brothers and her father want so much to protect her. She has gone along with it for twenty long years, but those days are over. For the girl who never makes promises, Sloane has made a pact with herself that things will change on her twenty-first birthday. So when the clock strikes midnight, Sloane strikes out to spread her wings and break a few rules.

Him…In addition to inking skin, Hemi Spencer possesses many talents. Controlling himself has never been one of them. It’s never had to be. He’s lived a life of indulgence for as long as he can remember. Right up until tragedy struck. Now, he’s nothing but controlled. He’s a man on a mission, one who will let nothing and no one stand in his way.

Nothing in their lives could’ve prepared Sloane and Hemi for what they’d find in each other—distraction and obsession, love and possession. But the one thing they can’t find is a future. Neither one has been totally honest. And they’ll soon learn that the devil is in the details. In the details and in the lies.
How far will two people go to live in the now when the now is all they’ve got?
Spoil Free Review
I have come to learn that when I read a M. Leighton novel I am going to get a story  with lovable characters that have secrets. And with those secrets I never know what they are or when they will be revealed until it is time for them to be revealed and fall nicely in the novel.
As for Sloane the heroine her secret I pretty much had an idea of what it was. It made sense why she wanted to spread her wings and live life in the moment. It was the reason why her brothers and dad were over protective of her. It was believable and made me love her character more. I enjoyed that she had a backbone and knew when to speak up with her family and knew when to let some things go.
As for her brothers and dad, I fell in love with them in the beginning and fell harder for them through out the novel. They all have Alpha Male attitudes when it comes to their sister and daughter. They are extremely over protective but also understanding and sweet. All the moments with her through out the novel are believable not just bunch of over bearing alpha male characters throwing orders around. I really grew to adore her father more especially after his talk with her about Hemi.
Now Hemi's secret I had many scenario's running through my head and wow was I surprise none came close to what is was. The moment Sloane walked into the Tattoo Sop and got caught checking him out I was already liking his character. Innocent Sloane is a distraction he does not need at this moment in his life. He has only been with experienced lovers and they all know to be out by the time he gets out of the bathroom. He is not "the breakfast kind of guy".  He finds it harder and harder to keep himself in control when he is around Sloane.
"But nothing. For tonight, I'll be the good guy you need me to be. Whether you know you need it or not. I'm asking you to leave, Sloane. But I promise you-promise you-that if you so much as darken my doorway again, I won't let you walk back out again."
Right along with Sloane I fell harder and harder for sexy wearing 501 button fly jeans Hemi and his tatted up-pierce brow-1969 Camaro driving-jealous-possessive-alpha male attitude. Love that their friendship builds into a romance there is no intsa love. His jealous and possessive moments are gradually done through out the novel where fit the scenes. There is no angst but they do have their ups and down moments. I am not always a huge fan of virgin heroines because lately it seems to be the trend to have a virgin heroine who is clumsy. That was not the case here. Sloane is a virgin and not clumsy, but being raised with her over protective family and since been caged in all her life she really does not have a lot of dating experience. She  knows what she wants and she wants Hemi. She is not one to shy away when it comes to getting what she wants. Their sexual tension and love making scenes are fan your self hot with a dirty talking hero. M. Leighton did a beautiful but yet sexy job on their first love scene.  Loved that they were playful and she knew how to get him hot and bothered and vice versa. The best parts for me was there were a lot of first moments for both of them.

So much sexiness going on in ATPL that is written well with delicious detailed description's. I felt every touch and every tattoo being inked. I want a tattoo artist, Hemi for my very own. Love that this is a series and Reese who is Hemi's brother is up next in All the Pretty Poses (Pretty #2) . Curious about his brothers since we got more on her family and not enough on his. I am interested to see what his family is like.  

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Review: The Dom Who Loved Me by Lexi Blake

The Dom Who Loved Me (Masters and Mercenaries #1)
by Lexi Blake
Blurb by Goodreads
A routine mission…

Sean Taggart is hunting a deadly terrorist, and his only lead is the lovely Grace Hawthorne. She's the executive assistant for an employment agency Sean suspects is a front for illegal activities. To get the truth, he is going to have to get very close to Grace, a task he is all too eager to undertake when he discovers her deliciously submissive nature.

…turns into a dangerous seduction.

Soon, Grace Hawthorne is living a double life. By day, she is the widowed mother of two college-aged sons. By night, she submits to Sean's every dark desire. She's living out her wildest fantasies of pleasure—intimate acts of trust she's only read about. As passion engulfs her, a murderer strikes, and Grace learns that Sean has a deeply hidden agenda. Will Sean choose his mission and break her heart or be the Master of her dreams?
Spoil Free Review
I was excited to start the Masters and Mercenaries series as I heard this series is like Cherise Sinclair's Masters Of The Shadowlands series and Shayla Black's Wicked Lovers Series.  So if loved those series then would like this series. No for me The Dom Who Loved Me the first in the Masters and Mercenaries is nothing like Masters Of Shadowlands  or Wicked Lovers Series. The only thing in common with both series is the BDSM and D/s theme. The hero Sean and writing style does not even come close to both series. 
The novel started out good and was enjoying getting to know all the characters was even crushing on Sean. Right away he had an alpha male attitude and was not over the top. I actually enjoyed up until after the sexy pool scene that was hot and showed readers how he can lose his control when it comes to Grace. The Novel for me really started going down hill when Sean and Grace started their D/s fling. As individual characters I loved them. Grace character is caring and put others first before her own needs. She at times can be insincere as she is 40 and Sean is a hunk who is 8 years younger than her. Her character felt real as I can see where some of her insincerities would be when coming to him being interested in her. I loved that Sean was possessive and jealous when it came to Grace. And at times did love his dirty talking mouth.  But once there relationship started I felt disconnected with them. I love my D/s and BDSM reads but I need to feel that there is more than just harsh commands as "do this" and "do that".  I needed with Sean to be more caressing and caring to Grace during their intimate scenes. That being this I felt the sex scenes were not scorcher-panty-changer scenes. To me they came off more steamy-cold-shower needed.  The huge turn off for me was the insta love, at that moment was about ready to call it quits. They slept together twice and already both said I Love You to each other. There was no build up to them falling in love with each other.
Quite a few times was ready to call this novel quits. The only reason I stuck it out, I was curious to see when and  how she was going to react about him being undercover. And what was going on with the plot about his team being undercover. I enjoyed the outcome of when she found out and her actions. So was hoping the novel would get better from there but no it actually got worse. 
Love the idea of a BDSM theme mixed with a suspenseful plot. For me the best parts were with the secondary characters and the actual suspenseful plot. Another reason I kept reading was for the secondary characters as I enjoyed them all.  They all have their own voice and loved reading when any of the team were together. Adam and Jake were a hoot together while being under cover.  Loved the brotherly love between Sean and his brother Ian. Loved there talks and banter. Any scene with Sean, Liam or Adam were very good. I did enjoy that the novel was unpredictable. Rating 2 stars- OK instead of 3 stars- Liked it because I really had a hard time connecting with Sean and Grace as a D/s couple.  Even though I loved the suspenseful plot and secondary characters I really did not like how the writing was for the D/s and BDSM theme and a few times ready to call it quits on this book.
The epilogue I was not a fan of, Grace and Sean do have a HEA. It was ok as it does set up for the next novel who I believe will be Adam and Jake story. Enjoyed their characters but not sure at this moment if I will continue the series or try any other novels. I think if I could of at times even connected with Grace and Sean as a couple I would most likely try book 2 in this series.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Quote-Tastic: The Burn List by Julia Devlin

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It has been since July 2012 I have read The Burn List by Julia Devlin and it was 5 stars so freakin amazing that I still think about Lukas. I started crushing on Lukas by Chapter 3 and 6 months later still crushing on him.  The Burn List is a keeper for me.
Really it should be  a law that everyone have a least one sexy neighbor who is sweet and sexy. OK maybe not. I would so be in trouble. Ha..ha...I  would be one of those crazy neighbors with the binoculars watching him mow his grass. 

If interested to see why Lukas is still in my thoughts check out my spoil free review.

Quote: 1
Lukas is a sexy and sweet fireman who knows what a woman wants in the bedroom.   I am a sucker for heroes who show a lot of affection by always caressing his lovers. I love how he is always curling his hands around her neck, tracing his thumb on her bottom lip and putting his forehead against hers.  This teaser by chapter 2  had me all hot and bothered and found him sexy as sin.
And then what?” she asked with breathless anticipation.
Unable to hold back any longer, he leaned in close their mouths were barely touching. “I’ll fuck you as hard and as rough as you can take it.”

Quote: 2
Dirty Talker
He broke the kiss, running his thumb over her bottom lip. "I've been dreaming about that eager little mouth wrapped around my cock all day."

Quote: 3

In that case," Trevor said with a grin, "I'm sure you won't mind if I take Abby onto the dance floor."
"I mind," Lukas snarled
Book Info:
The Burn List
by Julia Devlin
Blurb by Goodreads
After spending her thirtieth birthday with her parents, straight-as-an-arrow Abby Simmons drowns her sorrows in a bottle of tequila and a splash of margarita mix. All she wants is a little excitement, one chance to go wild before she settles back into her regularly scheduled life. Fueled by liquid courage, Abby sets out to give herself the perfect gift—her bad-boy neighbor, firefighter Lukas Marlow.

Sure, Lukas likes intoxicated girls looking to turn their fantasies into reality as much as the next guy, but this is sweet little Abby. Definitely on the do-not-touch list. Determined to save her from embarrassment, he sends her away with an order to sleep it off and a promise to fulfill her desires in the sober light of day. Confident he’s scared her away for good, nothing could have shocked him more than an email from Abby the next morning, outlining her sexual to-do list.

Turns out his quiet neighbor isn’t such a good girl after all, and Lukas has no other choice but to make her burn.

Publisher’s Note: Previously published elsewhere, but has been revised and expanded for Ellora’s Cave.
Have you read Julia Devlin before? Are you drooling over the cover?

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Lusting For Covers: #159 Assassin's Heart by Monica Burns

Lusting For Covers is a weekly meme hosted by TBQ's Book Palace . Lusting For Covers is held on Sunday, that allows bloggers to share their current cover obsession with fellow book lovers. It can be new, old, a reprint, or even a book that is not yet out-- it's all up to you! Join in on the fun, head over to TBQ's Book Palace and list your Lusting For Covers candidate.
Assassin's Heart (Order of the Sicari #2)
by Monica Burns

The truth of the soul.

Lysander Condellarie never understood why he had telepathic and telekinetic powers until the night his Praetorian father tortured him and left him for dead. Now, the half-angelic, half-demonic face he sees in the mirror is a reminder of the monster he must keep hidden or face expulsion from the order of assassins know as the Sicari. But his dreams of Ancient Rome hint at a destiny he finds hard to accept, especially when it involves the woman he loves, but can never have.

The consequences of desire.

A gifted healer in the Order, Phaedra DeLuca witnessed her mother’s murder when she was just a little girl. The haunting memory makes her loathe everything Praetorian. When she travels to Rome in search of an ancient artifact, she must work alongside a man who once cruelly rejected her love and healing touch. But her dreams of Ancient Rome tell of an irreversible and possibly dangerous future. For the distant past and present are about to collide--with the one man she is destined to love.

Assassin's Heart (Order of the Sicari, #2)

Good afternoon lovelies. I think I am in love with the hero on the cover. Loving right from his jewelry (necklace and bracelet) right down to his leather pants. The open shirt with his not to big chest is perfect. Well this cover caught my attention with the male hotness and the colors and the background enough I want to try this series. This sounds good and so does the first novel Assassin's Honor (Order of the Sicari #1).

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Review: The Proposition by Jennifer Lyon

The Proposition (The Plus One Chronicles, #1)
The Proposition (The Plus One Chronicles #1)
by Jennifer Lyon
Purchase Links: Amazon  Barnes & Noble

Blurb by Goodreads

Rich, sexy and volatile, Sloane Michaels has a dark agenda that keeps his heart on ice. His extreme wealth gives him the control he craves and his skills as an ex UFC fighter the tools he’ll need to extract his ultimate revenge. But when the woman he never believed he’d see again crosses his path, Sloane is caught between the vengeance he needs and a sexual conquest he craves.

Kat Thayne has been in survival mode for six years, hiding behind the sweet creations for her bakery. But when a random carjacking brings her face-to-face with her darkest fears and hottest fantasy, Kat is forced out of hiding and offered a dangerously passionate proposition. One she knows she isn’t strong enough to refuse.

Spoil Free Review

I am not going to lie I seriously have the hot's for the sexy tattoo, ex UFC fighter Sloane Michaels. He is caring, sweet with an alpha male attitude. His alpha male attitude is not over the top but he can be bit overly bossy at times but does know when to back down when it comes to Kat. Really Kat knows how to put him in his place to get him to take it down notch. Due to an incident from his past he has to always be in control of himself. He wants Kat and he wants her bad but due to a bad incident in her life she needs to learn to be a fighter.  He agrees to teach her to fight as long as she becomes his "Plus One" his bed buddy and that also means joining him for dinner events etc. They do not rush into the bed buddy part so quick as she has panic attacks due to a bad incident from her past and her last lover she was a basket case. Her panic attacks are not over the top just a fear in certain areas she needs to overcome. This is where his control really comes into play. While he is teaching her to defend herself it is making it harder and harder for both of them to keep their hands off each other. I love these steamy-cold shower-needed scenes especially when it comes to "Tap Out". 

The layers about their past is well done, paced out nicely through out the novel. The writing is smooth and everything from their first meeting to being interested in each other flow nicely. It does end in a semi cliffhanger but nothing that I was 'OMG I need the next novel now". But I do want more of Sloane and after reading this I already bought the next 2 in the series.  I enjoyed Jennifer Lyon writing style and to my surprise I have one of her paranormal novel Blood Magic (Wing Slayer Hunters #1) on my bookshelf. I also look forward to see how she writes in the paranormal department.

I got my copy free at amazon. Do not know how long it will be so if interested grab your copy now.  Highly recommend if looking for a well written contemporary romance. Amazon.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

ARC review (NA): True by Erin McCarthy

True (True Believers, #1)
True (True Believers #1)
by Erin McCarthy
Publisher: Penguin Publishing

Blurb by Goodreads

When Rory Macintosh’s roommates find out that their studious and shy friend has never been with a guy, they decide that, as an act of kindness they’ll help her lose her virginity by hiring confident, tattooed bad boy Tyler Mann to do the job…unbeknownst to Rory.

Tyler knows he’s not good enough for Rory. She’s smart, doctor smart, while he’s barely scraping by at his EMT program, hoping to pull his younger brothers out of the hell their druggy mother has left them in. But he can’t resist taking up her roommates on an opportunity to get to know her better. There’s something about her honesty that keeps him coming back when he knows he shouldn’t…

Torn between common sense and desire, the two find themselves caught up in a passionate relationship. But when Tyler’s broken family threatens to destroy his future, and hers, Rory will need to decide whether to cut her ties to his risky world or follow her heart, no matter what the cost…

Spoil Free Review:

The blurb for True automatically caught my attention with  friends hiring a tattoo bad boy to help their friend Rory lose her virginity with out her knowing. To me this screamed lies and betrayal and usually with that kind of mixture get an intense read. To my disappointment that did not happen.

The books started off with me already disliking Rory and her girlfriends. The inner thoughts going through Rory head while almost getting raped and the fact that her girlfriends did not even go back to the dorm with her to comfort her was a big turn off. Before all this Rory annoyed to me no end with her negative inner thinking about herself and everything around her. I guess I should of known I was not going to like her friends I mean after all what kind of best friends would hire someone to take away another friend virginity. I get she is insecure and had almost everyone crap on her, whole entire life. But she did not grow with the novel.

Tyler was okay nothing to swoon over.  Yes he said the right things that were sweet but where was that tatted up bad boy. Yes he loved his brothers and tried his hardest to take care of them since their home life really sucked. Yes he is pierced down below and that is sexy but the outcome of the sex scenes were boring and nothing to get all hot and bothered about. Do not get me wrong I have read many NA novels that have somewhat lacked in the sex department but at least the sexual tension was hot enough or the plot execution was good to at least outcome the bad sexing. There was no build up or sexual tension.

As the story progress it dealt with a lot of real issues lies, betrayal, drug addiction, almost rape. But the outcome for all was rushed and unbelievable. I did not get to feel their pain and heart ache. I will admit I did feel a little for Tyler when he brought Rory home to deal with his drug addict mother. He did break my heart when he was trying to comfort his mom and the terrible things she said to his younger brother who has Down Syndrome, but then it was rushed.

I almost did not finish at 50% when Grant who almost rapes Rory wants to apologize and everyone is okay with it even Tyler. I was so disappointed by the outcome when Rory found out about her friends paying Tyler to sleep with her. Because of this I  needed to find out how, when and reactions were going to be like when Tyler finds out Rory knows. A another huge disappointment. The ending was also rushed.

True should of had some angst and drama with all the issues it had going on but the execution for all was poorly done. For me when reading a NA story that is going to have real issues I need the angst and drama that comes along with it,  sadly this series is not for me

Monday, January 6, 2014

Quote-Tastic: Branded By Fire by Nalini Singh

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One of my favorite for shifter novels is mix breeds. If done right you will be in for a good novel getting a Feline and Wolf. Nalini Singh nailed it with Mercy (Cat shifter) and Riley (Wolf Shifter) in Branded By Fire. They are one of my favorite book couples. Love their banter through out the novel.

Quote: 1
Fun Banter
“I don't need a mate,” she muttered, staring up at the bright circle of the early autumn moon. “But can't you send me a nice, sexy, strong male to dance with? Pretty please?” She hadn't had a lover for close to eight months now, and it was starting to hurt on every level. “He doesn't even have to be smart, just good between the sheets.” Good enough to unsnap the tension in her body, allow her to function again. Because sex wasn't simply about pleasure for a cat like her—it was about affection, about trust, about everything good. “Though right this second, I'd take plain old hot sex.”

That was when Riley walked out of the shadows. “Got an itch, kitty?” .......................................................................................
“So what, you followed me hoping I’d lower my standards and sleep with a wolf?” She intentionally made “wolf” sound about as appetizing as “reptile.”

Riley’s jaw tightened under a shadow of stubble a shade darker than the deep chestnut of his hair. “You want to claw at me, kitty-cat? Come on.”
Her hands clenched. She really wasn’t this much of a bitch. But goddamn Riley had a way of lighting her fuse. “Sorry, I don’t beat defenseless puppies.”
He laughed. He actually laughed. She hissed at him. “What’s so funny?”

“We both know who’s the dominant here...and you’re not it.”
Quote: 2
Sexual Banter
A hand in her hair, wrenching back her head. "What's my name?"

She scratched trails down his back. He didn't even wince. "My name, kitty. Say my name."

"Mr. Mud Stick, Muddie for short," she said, even as she rubbed herself against the hard thrust of his denim-covered erection, the roughness of the fabric an exquisite sensation. She would've liked naked skin even more, but he wasn't budging.

"Say it, or no cock for you today."

Her mouth fell open. "Fuck you."

"You'll be doing that shortly.”  

Book Info:
Branded by Fire (Psy-Changeling #6)  
by Nalini Singh
Blurb by Goodreads
Though DarkRiver sentinel Mercy is feeling the pressure to mate, she savagely resists when Riley Kincaid, a lieutenant from the SnowDancer pack, tries to possess her. The problem is not simply that he pushes her buttons; the problem is that he’s a wolf, she’s a cat, and they’re both used to being on top.

But when a brilliant changeling researcher is kidnapped from DarkRiver territory, Mercy and Riley must work together to track the young man—before his shadowy captors decide he’s no longer useful. Along the way, the two dominants may find that submitting to one another uncovers not just a deadly conspiracy, but a passion so raw that it’ll leave them both branded by fire…

Sunday, January 5, 2014

ARC Review: The Professional: Part 2 by Kresley Cole

The Professional: Part 2 (The Game Maker #1.2)
by Kresley Cole
Publisher: Pocket Star
Purchase Links: Amazon  Barnes & Noble
Blurb by Goodreads
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole comes The Professional—the second scorching installment in her Game Maker series, an erotica collection that has readers asking: How hot is too hot?

He makes the rules...Mafiya enforcer Aleksandr "The Siberian" Sevastyan’s loyalty to his boss is unwavering, until he meets the boss’s long-lost daughter, a curvy, tantalizing redhead who haunts his mind and heats his blood like no other. Ordered to protect her, Sevastyan will do anything to possess her as well—on his own wicked terms.

Rules are made to be broken...
PhD student Natalie Porter had barely recovered from her first sight of the breathtakingly gorgeous Sevastyan before the professional hit man whisks her away to Russia, thrusting her into a world of extreme wealth and wanton pleasures. With every day she spends under his protection, she falls deeper under his masterful spell.

Are you ready to play?Yet all is not as it seems. To remove Natalie from an enemy’s reach, Sevastyan spirits her into hiding. From an opulent palace in Russia to the decadent playgrounds of the mega-wealthy in Paris, the two lovers will discover that even their darkest—and most forbidden—fantasies can come true...
Spoil Free Review
The Professional: Part 2 leads off right where Part 1 ended and Wow when I say Kresley Cole knows how to get her readers sexually frustrated. The continuation of the jaw dropping cliffhanger from Part 1 did not disappoint. Trust me when I say as a reader you will be right along with Natalie never wanting anything more than to have Aleksandr cock buried deep inside her.
"I want you to see the need I'll be battling." He fisted his cock, swiping his thumb over the head, glossing it with moisture. "Want you to see how badly I crave you."
After falling head over heals for Aleksandr in Part 1 I did not think I could of fallen harder for  him, boy was I wrong. He is so intense and  to his surprise he has become very possessive and more obsessive of Natalie.
"If you became mine, I wouldn't let you go." His words were clipped, as if he was biting back frenzy. "Understand me, if I'm your first lover, I will be your last."
The ringing tone of finality chilled me.
"And I would kill any man who thought to touch what was mine."
He also has a tender side to him when it comes to her. Love that in my alpha male heroes a nice blend of dominance  but also at the same time know when to be sweethearts and care for their lover. He is still a mystery  but got a little bit on his past. Not a whole lot but enough that I can not wait to find out more of what has made him broken inside. Seeing Aleksandr this hot and cold enforcer breakdown tore at my heart. I wanted so bad to jump in my kindle and be the one to make all his pain go away.
I also have fallen in love more with Natalie. I love that she is not afraid to get what she wants from Alexsandr and she knows how to play dirty to get what she wants. What she wants is this BDSM game that he started.  I am a little nervous for her because she is playing with fire with him and is she going to be able to handle what she thinks she wants. 
I love when Alexsandr uses Russian endearments towards Natalie and it is even better when Krelsey Cole lets the readers know what they mean. I thought the intimate scenes in Part 1 were scorching-panty changing. Kresley Cole outdid herself in this installment.  Each new erotic scene is well written, unpredictable, refreshing, sexier and more exciting with a dirty talking-sex on legs Alexsandr that I could not swipe my kindle fast enough to see what she would come up with next.
He positioned me back on his lap, his engorged shaft in front of my mons. It stood like an idol to be worshipped, making my mouth water and my hips rock. I couldn't keep myself from grinding against the damp base.
"Grasp it"
I did.
"Stroke it. Learn it. My cock is the only one you'll ever need or know."
Enthralled, I put both my hands on him, pulling, masturbating him in front of the mirror. "Oh, God, Sevastyan..."
"If you want it back, then beg me for it."
Technically if this was already a finish novel as it being the 2nd installment to a 3 part serial this would be the middle of the story and like many novels sometimes the middle tend to be slow. Not happening here, The Professional: Part 2 deserve more than 5 stars. It is all around  well written, intense read  with  all  characters jumping off the pages with reality. So many twist and turns with many surprises that kept me well past my bedtime. I was so invested in Sevastyan and Natalie that I was happy and heart broken right along with them.  Make room lovelies because the book boyfriend you have now just got bumped down with an intense, super possessive and obsessive Sevastyan.
Now for those lovely cliffhangers readers get in serial series. Kresley Cole outdid herself with this cliffy. Better than the jaw dropping first one. This cliffy invaded my dreams with a few scenarios that I look forward to see if any of mine play out in The Professional: Part 3 (The Game Maker #1.3) .
My review will never do justice and come close to how amazing Part 2 is.  I am throwing this out there and let all know I am a huge KC fangirl and had the opportunity to review The Professional: Part 2 by publisher, Pocket Star at NetGalley for an honest review. If you follow my reviews and know me well you know I do not hold back no matter if I am a fangirl of an author or review an ARC copy. If I do not like a novel or just like it or love it I will let readers know no matter who or where I got my copy from. Trust me when I say I have left ok reviews for authors I adore and ARC copies. 
With that being said I can not recommend this serial enough. For me The Professional so far is what I have been looking for with a broken hero who is possessive and obsessed with the heroine. It is an emotional, well written novel that is about showing. It is not just slap together with meaningless words that are all about telling and not enough showing that seem to be showing up last year or so trying to get on the broken-possessive-obsessed hero bandwagon.  Huge Thank you to Kresley Cole for not only getting my mafia theme fix but so much more. 
ARC Provided by publisher, Pocket Star at NetGalley for an Honest Review
Other books in series with my ratings:
The Professional: Part 1 - 5 tars