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ARC Review: Inked Expressions by Carrie Ann Ryan

Inked Expressions

Carrie Ann Ryan

Montgomery Ink Series, Book 7

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Published June 6th 2017

 

 

 

The Montgomery Ink Series from NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan continues with the brother who keeps his secret and the one woman he shouldn’t want.

Everly Law married the love of her life and on the eve of giving birth to their twins, lost him in a tragic accident. Now she’s a single mother working overtime at her bookstore trying to make sure her boys have the life they deserve. Her life is busy enough without her adding dating a Montgomery. As past secrets come to light, she’ll need Storm more than ever—even if she doesn’t realize it.

Storm Montgomery has spent his life atoning for sins that only few know he’s committed. When he lost his best friend, he promised his widow that he’d always be there for her—even when she wanted nothing to do with him. But when a single touch ignites passions they’ve both buried deep inside, he’ll have to remember exactly who is in his arms and that taking chances might be far more dangerous than they bargained for.

 

 

 

4 Stars

 

Carrie Ann Ryan continues to amaze and excite with the depth, passion and heat that makes up her latest book in Montgomery Ink Series, Inked Expressions

 

Storm may just be the greatest man ever written. He’s kind, charming, incredibly hot and always willing to put others before himself. I have always wondered what lies deep within Storm Montgomery. Discovering the depth and compassion that this man holds is amazing.

 

Everly is equally amazing. She has had her life twist upside down too many times, yet her keeps her head up and moving forward. She has strength that most wish for. Her dedication and determination make her the awesome woman that she is dedication and determination make her the woman and mother that she is.

 

Carrie Ann Ryan mixes a bit of suspense with burning passion in Inked Expressions. Storm’s story is one I have been waiting for.  I love him even more after experiencing his tale. Storm and Everly have known each other for many years. When his best friend/her husband dies, their world became forever changed. Linking them together in a way that was beyond friendship.  As time passes and life goes on Everly and Storm discover that there’s more to them than they would like to admit but can’t deny.  Storm and Everly have a winding road filled with healing, intense passion and journey that I couldn’t put down. If you’re looking for a read with heart and heat, Inked Expressions is the book for you.

 

ARC provided for a voluntary review.

 

 

 

 

ARC Review: Middleman by Jayne Rylon 

Middleman

Jayne Rylon

Kindle Edition, 360 pages
Published June 1st 2017 by Happy Endings Publishing

A standalone novel from NYT and USA Today bestselling author Jayne Rylon.

I don’t kneel for any man. Not anymore.
I had the perfect dominant boyfriend. Then Cortez left me to save the world.
After two and a half years lost drowning my misery in bad decisions, one man changed everything.
Rogan is the perfect submissive, who puts me back in control of both him and my life.
Until Cortez comes home.
Who am I? Cortez’s bottom or Rogan’s top?
Maybe I’m both.
Maybe I was made to be their middleman.

 


4.5 Stars 


Tempting, healing and hot.

Middleman is an intimate and emotional story of three men who have love, lost, healed and learn to love again. Jayne Rylon blew me away with Middleman.
Let me start out by saying this is the story of a male ménage. Keeping an open mind can open your world to many hidden wonders. If that is not your cup of tea, now is the time to cease reading. ( To each their own, everyone is different and likes different things.) Kaden is a amazing artist. Cortez has given given himself to his country. Rogen is the perfect example of not judging a book by its cover. Life and drama cause the path to cross for these very interesting and intriguing men. Impacting each other in ways to intense to describe. Causing rippling effects no one saw coming.

Jayne Rylon takes the reader on an opened minded, erotic journey laced with emotions, intimacy and ecstasy. Three very different men find a way to make it work and love one another soul deep. Cortez, Kaden and Rogen are mouth watering decadence. There is no word the will describe the insatiable passion that these wicked men display. Middleman was a one sit, didn’t stop until I was done read. A thoroughly enjoy able to read.

A copy of this title was provided. I voluntarily chose to review this title.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review: Bare Yourself by Alex Grayson 

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BARE YOURSELF by Alex Grayson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Review Blitz: June 2, 2017

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My name is Tegan Zander, and I like to… bare myself. Yes, you read that right. It’s not just me I want everyone to see, but also the lucky person I’m with at the moment. No, I don’t go around whipping out my junk and pulling up skirts to flash all the Joe Blows around. Give me some credit; I’m a bit more discreet than that. Barely. No, I like to be watched while fucking. I like knowing someone else is in the room, getting off on what my partner and I are doing. This is my sexual vice, and I fucking love it.
What I don’t do is relationships. I have too much fun in my bachelor life. I don’t want to be tied down to one woman when there are still so many out there to explore.
Willow Bennett was just a woman I helped on the side of the road. Nothing more, nothing less, even if her hot little body demanded attention from mine. I did my good deed, kissed those sweet lips, ground my jean-covered length against her softness, and left, expecting to never see her again.
But then, there she was, in her short skirt, tank top, and flip-flops, looking sexy as hell. She didn’t know it yet, but she was my next plaything. I was going to expose her along with me. I was going to show her just how good it could be if she lost her inhibitions and let me put her on display.
I don’t do relationships, but with this girl, I just might… expose my heart to her.
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Besides her family and home her next best passion is reading. She is often found with her nose obsessively stuck in a book, much to the frustration of her husband and daughter. On more than one occasion Alex found herself wanting a book to go a certain way, but it didn’t. With these thoughts in mind she decided to start writing stories according to her own visions. Although this is a new endeavor for her she hopes that readers find her concepts on romance intriguing and captivating.
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Review: Hold Me by J. Kenner

Hold Me

J. Kenner

1001 Dark Nights

Evil Eye Concepts

 

 

My life with Damien has never been fuller. Every day is a miracle, and every night I lose myself in the oasis of his arms.

But there are new challenges, too. Our families. Our careers. And new responsibilities that test us with unrelenting, unexpected trials.

I know we will survive—we have to. Because I cannot live without Damien by my side. But sometimes the darkness seems overwhelming, and I am terrified that the day will come when Damien cannot bring the light. And I will have to find the strength inside myself to find my way back into his arms.

 

 

4 Stars 
 I truly adored this sweet and emotional visit with Nikki and Damien. Life is a delicate balance once you add children into the mix. Finding time for yourself, work and love can be taxing on the soul. Ms. Kenner does an amazing job of displaying the reality and depth of these emotions. 
Nikki and Damien are so in love and devoted to each other. The flames of their passion have only increased with time and the addition of their family. I think many people can relate to Nikki’s emotional issues within Hold Me. I also love the growth Nikki has achieved for herself. And the fact the Damien and Nikki are combustible together is just a bonus. 

  A copy of this title was provided for an honest review.
 

 

 

 

 

ARC Review: Gabe by Leigh James

 

Gabe 
Leigh James 
Silicon Valley Billionaires Series, Book 2
ebook
 
Published May 9th 2017 by Jack’s House Publishing LL

 

His Woman. His Family. His Company.
When the going gets tough, the tough get Alpha.

Silicon Valley billionaire CEO Gabriel Betts has finally found the happiness he’s been searching for—in gorgeous, brilliant fellow billionaire Lauren Taylor, the so-called reigning queen of the biotech industry. But when Chinese healthcare mogul Li Na Zhao kidnaps Lauren’s sister in a high-stakes game of corporate espionage, the world they’ve worked so hard to protect comes crashing down. Li Na agrees to trade Hannah for Lauren’s Paragon Laboratories and her help—onsite and in person. In an attempt to keep Lauren safe, Gabe calls in his security-industry professional brothers to help get Hannah back. But when the rescue effort stumbles, Gabe must pick up the pieces to protect the woman he loves…before she makes the ultimate sacrifice.

 

 

 

3.5 Stars 

 

Leigh James knows how to keep a reader on the edge of their seat. A healthy dose of suspense with some twisted espionage makes for a good read. Gabe is a total alpha, all intent on keep his woman safe. Lauren is smart, strong willed and hard headed.
Ms. James starts read off in the thick of it and keeps it running until the end. Gabe and Lauren are both strong in their convection, fighting for what they believe and those they love. The two shared some very steamy moments and some nice banter.
Gabe is a continuation story for Lauren and Gabe. The book can be read as a stand alone. However I feel as I would have benefited from the story more reading the first. Ms. James kept this reader thoroughly entertained for beginning to end.

A copy of this title was provided for an honest review.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Release Day Review: RAZR by Larissa Ione

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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Larissa Ione, comes RAZR, a passionate and spellbinding novella from the Demonica Underworld Series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure you grab your copy today!

 

 

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About RAZR:

New York Times bestselling author Larissa Ione returns to the Demonica Underworld…

A fallen angel with a secret.

An otherworldly elf with an insatiable hunger she doesn’t understand.

An enchanted gem.

Meet mortal enemies Razr and Jedda…and the priceless diamond that threatens to destroy them both even as it bonds them together with sizzling passion.

Welcome back to the Demonica Underworld, where enemies find love…if they’re strong enough to survive.

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EXCERPT :

“I want to know why you wear a damned burlap sack and flip-flops every damned day. You have access to anything you want, but the only times you aren’t dressed like a medieval monk are when you leave Sheoul-gra.” Azagoth cocked his head and intensified his focus, leaving Razr feeling like a germ under a microscope. “Is it part of your punishment?”

Razr started. He’d been living in Sheoul-gra and working in Azagoth’s employ for over a year now, and this was the first time his boss had asked him anything that wasn’t work-related.

“Yes,” Razr said, but it was a simple answer to a complex issue.

“Your situation is unique. You aren’t fallen, but you aren’t a Heavenly angel, either. You aren’t even Unfallen,” Azagoth said, referring to the in-between state of an angel who had lost his wings but who hadn’t entered Sheoul, the demon realm, to complete his fall from grace. He glided over to the wet bar and splashed rum into two glasses. “Heaven created a new designation of angel just for you.”

“Yeah,” Razr drawled. “Ain’t I special.” Except he wasn’t. There was another who had shared his status, his former lover Darlah, presumed dead after failing to return from a mission.

A mission that was now Razr’s alone.

Azagoth handed him one of the glasses, and Razr struggled to hide his surprise. And suspicion. The male rarely acknowledged his existence, let alone treated him like an equal. “For some reason, you are special.”

This was really getting weird. Azagoth had never shown any interest in him, but honestly, Razr was shocked that the guy didn’t know more about Razr’s story. He’d figured Heaven would have given Azagoth the full scoop, but apparently not.

“What I can’t figure out,” Azagoth continued, “is why you haven’t managed to take care of your business and get back into Heaven.”

Unable to remain still under this bizarre scrutiny, Razr swirled the rum around in his glass. “It’s not like you give me a lot of free time.”

“So it’s my fault?” Azagoth’s voice was smooth as velvet and just dark enough to raise the hair on Razr’s head. One didn’t just accuse the Grim Reaper of stalling shit. Not if they liked wearing their skin.

“Not at all,” Razr replied carefully, because his skin was pretty useful right where it was. “It’s just that I have limited resources in Sheoul-gra. I need more time in the human and demon realms.”

 

 

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4 Stars

 

 Spellbindingly sexy and intensely captivating. 
Razr carries a burden that cuts him deep to the soul. That make him a complex and interesting character. He’s so sexy, one could melt if you stand too close. However the battle he fight within himself is far more damaging than any battle field. I loved that Razr is the total alpha but his internal struggle, depth and determination is what make him the angel that he is. 

Jedda is fun, confident and feisty. A unique character in the paranormal world. And one I really enjoyed. Jedda is like the mix of a dark fairy tale and sexy vixen. The strength and emotional depth she carries is as beautiful as the gemstones she needs and desires. She is witty with a bit of sass. She may have her weakness but Jedda is going to give you a run for your money along the way. 
Ms. Ione is truly a master at her craft. In 120 pages she is able to intrigue and pull you into her complex and compelling world. Captivating readers with a fast-paced story and a slow burning romance. Fascinating characters, insatiable romance and secrets that keep the pages flying. Razr and Jedda are one of those couple that will be leaving the reader with a lasting memory. 
 A copy of this title was provided for an honest review

 

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About Larissa Ione:

Larissa Ione is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. An Air Force veteran, she traded in a career as a meteorologist to pursue her passion of writing. She now spends her days in pajamas with her computer, strong coffee, and supernatural worlds. She believes in celebrating everything, and would never be caught without a bottle of Champagne chilling in the fridge…just in case. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her U.S. Coast Guard husband, her teenage son, a rescue cat named Vegas, and her very own hellhound, a King Shepherd named Hexe.

 

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ARC Review: By Invitation Only by Kimberly Knight

 

By Invitation Only

Kimberly Knight

Expected publication: April 4th 2017

 

Sensation.

A sacred place free from judgement or inhibitions.
The only rule: Ask before you touch.

Sensation is an exclusive black-tie party attended by at least one hundred and fifty of the clubs most privileged members, and held once a month at an undisclosed mansion in Beverly Hills.

You may watch.
You may interact.
You can come together or you can choose to come alone.

The choice is yours.

Would you like it rough?
Would you like to be caressed and worshipped?
Or would you simply like to observe?

What do you desire?

 

 

 

 

4 Stars

 

Bold, a bit daring and so very hot!

Peyton is a headstrong woman. She can stand toe to toe with the best of them. Peyton won’t back down. She will, for sure, give you a run from r your money. She’s confident, determined and talent. Her wit and charm make her a very likable character.

Booker is a man who gets what he wants. He’s not the kind of man to take no for an answer. He’s dominant, alluring and the accent will make you melt. A total alpha, but not overbearing. Booker’s a specimen of man that you will totally reading.

Kimberly Knight gives readers a fun, sexy and emotional read with By Invitation Only. Peyton and Booker are so alike, yet different. Their chemistry and banter are what make the story. While deep emotions are at play, drama is on the low end of the scale. Two people who work on opposite sides, ignite in passion like no other. Ms. Knight keeps readers going with humorous moments, a good storyline and . charismatic characters. By Invitation Only is a steamy and passionate read.

 

 

 

 

 

ARC Review: Love, Honor and Ink by Carrie Ann Ryan

Love, Honor and Ink

Carrie Ann Ryan

Montgomery Ink Series, Book 6.6

 

 
In a bonus Montgomery Ink novella, it seems that falling for your best friend isn’t as easy as fiction says and friends of the Montgomerys might finally find their happy ever after.
Wedding planner Arianna King had everything planned out down to the last detail until her father’s ultimatum changed everything. Now she’s alone, trying to open her own business, and seemingly failing at every corner. Just when things start to look even bleaker, she’ll find out just how much she can rely on her best friend—and herself.
Being in love with your best friend isn’t always easy as Harper Rosso knows. He’s been by her side since the beginning, but now that she finally has time to breath, he might just be able to show her what he could be for her. Only he’ll have to make sure he’s ready to take that chance and perhaps lose her forever.
Sparks fly between the two of them once they finally take their relationship to the next level. Only the burning temptation that fills them might not be enough in the face of what they left behind and what threatens their future.
Love, Honor, and Ink was originally found in the Once Upon a Valentine Anthology.

 

4 Stars
Love, Honor and Ink, the latest installment of the Montgomery Ink Series gives readers the story of Arianna and Harper. Two people who have been friends forever. We have met both of them in previous books. Their friendship is deep in tight. For fear of contaminating the friendship neither has made a move towards the other, even though feelings are present.
Life takes a drastic change for Arianna causing her to pursue her dream in a different direction. Opening a new door on both her career and heart. Seeing that opening Harper makes a move that could drastically change their friendship for the good or the bad.

Carrie Ann Ryan gives readers heat and heart

in a quick and fun, friends to lovers story. Arianna and Harper know each other so well their chemistry and passion come naturally. Their emotional ties to each other are strengthened by the physical connection they share. Arianna and Harper are perfect for each other in every way. Now they just have to figure that out. An emotional and sexy addition to the Montgomery Ink Series.
A copy of this title was provided for an honest review.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARC Review: Take Me Back by Meghan March

 

Take Me Back

Meghan March

ebook, 275 pages
Published March 20th 2017 by Red Dress Press

 

 

We fell in love on a beach, got married in paradise, and I carried her off into the sunset. It should have been perfect, but saying “I do” doesn’t guarantee a happily-ever-after.

Two years later, I barely recognize either of us behind the walls we’ve built.

It’s time to bring it full circle. Back to a tropical paradise. Back to find out if we can still make this work.

I’m not willing to give her up, but to save us, I have to risk everything.

Two damaged people.

Countless secrets.

The fight of our lives.

We might be broken, but we’re not done.

 

 

4 Stars

Take Me Back is emotional, sexy and complex.

 

Meghan March gives readers heart pounding, adrenaline riding, oh my god that may have been the hottest thing I have read, read.  Exceptionally complex and deep characters captivate, entice and quickly find their way into the reader’s heart.  Every page is layered with emotion, making it very hard not to feel.

 

Ms. March had done something quite spectacular with Take Me Back. An unique and gut wrenching story that captivates. Strong emotion and deep passion. I feel that Take Me Back is truly some of Ms. March’s best work.

I guarantee you will be racing through the pages.

A copy of this title was provided for review

 

 

 

 

 

ARC Review: Master Her Senses by Laura Kaye

Master Her Senses

Laura Kaye

Blasphemy Series, Book 2

Kindle Edition, 152 pages
Published February 18th 2017 by Laura Kaye

 

 

 

He wants to dominate her senses—and her heart…

Quinton Ross has always been a thrill-seeker—so it’s no surprise that he’s drawn to extremes in the bedroom and at his BDSM club, Blasphemy, where he creates sense-depriving scenarios that blow submissives’ minds. Now if he could just find one who needs the rush as much as him…

Cassia Locke hasn’t played at Blasphemy since a caving accident left her with a paralyzing fear of the dark. Ready to fight, she knows just who to ask for help—the hard-bodied, funny-as-hell Dom she’d always crushed on—and once stood up.

Quinton is shocked and a little leery to see Cassia, but he can’t pass up the chance to dominate the alluring little sub this time. Introducing her to sensory deprivation becomes his new favorite obsession, and watching her fight fear is its own thrill. But when doubt threatens to send her running again, Quinton must find a way to master her senses—and her heart.

 

 

 

 

4.5 Stars

 

Sensual, sexy, uplifting and erotic.

Cassia was involved in an accident leaving her with a lasting fear. Darkness. Cassia is a strong woman who has become overwhelmed by the negative impact on her daily living. Cassia is such a brave woman willing to face her fears head on and alone.

Quinton is the Master I wanted more of and did we get him. The man is amazing in too many ways. Commanding and dominant, yet sensitive and caring. He’s a fun loving guy with with a bit of a need of an adrenaline fix. Observant and wise, Quinton knows just how to push the limits in the best way possible.

 

Mastering Her Senses is a quick read that leaves you breathless. Laura Kaye embraces the sensual side of BDSM with Quinton and Cassia’s story. Intense chemistry, physical attraction and a bit of history make this story of healing my hottest read of the year so far.  Cassia and Quinton personalities work so well together.  I was able to feel emotions flowing through the pages as if I were experiencing the story myself. An intense yet playful and fun, fast paced story that’s light on the drama and heavy on the passion.  Master Her Senses is my favorite of the Blasphemy series thus far.

 

A copy of this title was provided for an honest review.