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Exquisite Karma by Ann Mayburn

ekExquisite Karma

Ann Mayburn

Iron Horse MC Series, Book 4

Published April 21st 2016 by Honey Mountain Publishing

 

~Author’s Note-Exquisite Karma is part 2 of Beach and Sarah’s story. Part 1, Exquisite Redemption, should be read first for the most enjoyment.~

Sarah
Life as the old lady of Carlos ‘Beach’ Rodriguez, National President of the Iron Horse MC, was everything I never knew I wanted. Not only did I have a good man who treated me like a queen and loved me like crazy, I also had a vast-extended family of rough and tumble bikers who accepted and welcomed me into their world without judgement. Unfortunately, good things don’t last for a girl like me and just when I finally felt like I’d found my happily ever after my psychopath of a mother had to show up and destroy it. She betrayed me, betrayed the club, and put everyone I’ve ever loved in mortal danger. Our only chance of surviving this is for me to find her and recover the weapons that Iron Horse was moving for the Russian and Israeli mafia that she helped steal. I can only hope that Beach can forgive me for her sins.

Beach
I should have known Sarah would never betray me, would never work with her junkie mom to steal from the club, but I let my temper run my mouth and now my woman’s gone. Normally I’d go after her, but the Russian and Israeli mafias want their merchandise back and if we don’t find it they’ll wipe us off the face of the earth. To make matters worse, there are traitors in the Iron Horse MC that are feeding our every move to our enemies, kidnapping our women and children, and killing our men. I have to stay here in Austin and try to save our people while Sarah is out there, somewhere, alone, hunting down some of the most dangerous men in the world. I can only pray that God takes mercy on my wicked soul and protects my baby girl from those seeking to cash in on the massive bounty on her head before I can find her. ‘Cause if they find her first death would be a mercy compared to the nightmare her life will become.

 

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4.5 Stars

 

Jaw dropping, aggressive and raw.

 

Ann Mayburn’s Exquisite Karma continues the eccentric dynamics of what Sarah and Beach’s relationship is. MC life is gritty, dirty and insane. Talking issues into her own hands Sarah puts herself on on the line for those she loves.  A woman of strength, cunning and beauty. As the danger builds Sarah outsmarts the men behind, righting the wrong.

 

Beach reacts without thinking in a total man way. Forcing the one he can’t live with right out the door. Powerful, dominant and egotistical Beach put himself into his worst nightmare. Sitting back is not his game, however he learns his woman is more than he thought she was. Sarah maybe his submissive in the bedroom, but he just got schooled that she is his partner on all levels.

 

Tying together the loose ends for both Swan/Smoke and Beach/Sarah in a way that show Ann’s amazing writing talent. Sarah and Beach push the edge and make the reads want more.  Seeing a different side adds insight, depth and an emotional edge that pulls together the story together fabulously. Ann Mayburn gives readers dark and raw passion with heart pounding action that has the pages flying.

 

Copy provided for honest review.

 

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ARC Review: Dirty Sexy Inked by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde

Dirty Sexy Inked (Dirty Sexy Series Book 2) by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde

Date of Publication: April 5, 2016

Blurb

Breaking hearts is what wild and rebellious Mason Kincaid does best. Hit it and quit it is his motto, and with his bad boy reputation and tattoos, he doesn’t lack for female companionship. Until one hot night with the one woman he swore he’d never touch becomes an all consuming addiction he can’t kick. Katrina Sands has been his best friend for years, but now that he knows what she feels like, and tastes like, there is no going back to being just friends. Hot, dirty sex has never felt so good…or so right.

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4.5 Stars
 Carly Phillips and Erika top themselves with the emotional depth and intense sexual passion that is Dirty Sexy Inked.

Katrina and Mason have been best friends since their early teens. They’ve been through each other’s highs and lows, and know most of the mental and physical scars each other carry.  They have become a sanctuary for each other in their crazy messed up world.   As the years passed a healthy dose of sexual tension is riding alongside their friendship.  Causing life to become terribly miserable for one while the can’t seem to figure out what’s causing animosity.

Oh my goodness! Get ready for page scorcher. Mason and Katrina are amazing together.  Friends to lovers is one of my favorite tropes, Dirty Sexy Inked hits it perfectly.  Mason and Katrina’s friendship was portrayed beautifully on the pages. The transition to lovers is what made the story. Sexual tension so thick there are no boundaries once it’s released. Heartbreaking moments and fear make Dirty Sexy Inked a deep and emotional read. While chemistry, Mason’s dirty mouth and uninhibited passion make this a book you won’t be able to put down.  I absolutely love this book.  I can’t wait to see what Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde has in store for us with the last Kincaid brother.

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

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About Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde

***About Carly Phillips***

Carly Phillips is the N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels featuring hot men, strong women and the emotionally compelling stories her readers have come to expect and love. Carly is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs (two wheaten terriers and one mutant Havanese) who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers. You can find out more about Carly at http://www.carlyphillips.com.

***About Erika Wilde***

Erika Wilde is the author of the sexy Marriage Diaries series and The Players Club series. She lives in Oregon with her husband and two daughters, and when she’s not writing you can find her exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. For more information on her upcoming releases, please visit website at http://www.erikawilde.com.

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“WE’RE OFF TO Las Vegas, Kitty-Kat,” Mason Kincaid said as he rubbed his hands together in anticipation. “Sin City is the perfect place to get down and dirty and have some fun. What kind of trouble do you think we can get into while we’re there?”

Katrina Sands buckled her seat belt and settled more comfortably in the first-class leather seat next to Mason—her best friend since they were fourteen and freshmen in high school. She wasn’t at all surprised that he was already making a mental list of all the wild and reckless adventures that awaited him in a no-holds-barred place like Las Vegas. Mason Kincaid was a rule breaker, a thrill seeker, and a self-indulgent bad boy who was all about pleasure and instant gratification. From everything she’d heard about the city that never slept, he’d be right in his element.

Oh, joy, she thought with a resigned sigh. It wasn’t as though she was a prude. Far from it. She just wasn’t thrilled about watching her best friend’s man-whoring ways in action in Vegas. She spent enough time seeing it up close and personal on a day-to-day basis.

She turned her head and met Mason’s bright blue gaze. “You do realize that this trip isn’t all about you and your dick, right? That we’re heading to Vegas because your brother Clay is marrying Samantha?” she asked, reminding him of that one important detail.

The corners of his mouth curved with an indulgent grin. “Of course I realize my brother is strapping on the old ball and chain tomorrow afternoon. But that doesn’t mean the entire weekend is going to be all wedding, all the time. In fact, tonight Levi and I plan to take Clay out to make sure he spends his last evening as a bachelor in style.”

Which gave Mason the perfect opportunity to carouse for a willing female to take back to his hotel room for the night. It’s what Mason did. For as long as she’d known him, he’d had a hit-it-and-quit-it motto when it came to women, and he always made sure they knew the score up front. He didn’t make promises or do commitment or anything longer than a one-time fling.

And each time Katrina watched it happen, a little bit of hope died inside of her. The hope that one day Mason would see her as more than just a best friend and the woman who managed to keep his personal and professional shit together. But the man was oblivious to her deeper feelings for him, and she wasn’t willing to tell him and risk certain painful rejection. It was much easier, and safer, keeping them both squarely in the friend zone.

She’d known him for twelve years, and had truly come to believe that Mason Kincaid didn’t have the ability to commit to any single woman. And it really wasn’t hard for her to figure out why considering the kind of childhood he’d had—no father figure to speak of and a mother who cared more about her next fix than her own kids. Mason might be a master at giving off a carefree, I-don’t-give-a-crap attitude, but Katrina was one of the few people who knew just how much pain and resentment that laid-back demeanor really masked.

The commercial plane they were taking to Las Vegas finished the boarding process, and one of the cabin crew started closing the overhead luggage bins, while another made an announcement to set all electronic devices to airplane mode. A pretty brunette flight attendant stopped next to Mason’s aisle seat and set her hand on his shoulder.

He glanced up at her, and the woman smiled, her complexion flushing a bit as he turned all that potent male sex appeal her way. Yeah, Mason had that kind of breathtaking effect on women. Between his gorgeous features, that sexy, panty-dropping smile, and his sleeves of bad boy tattoos that wrapped around both muscled arms, he was an irresistible force to the female gender.

And the jerk knew it, too, and didn’t hesitate to use that charm to his advantage.

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ARC Review: Dirty Billionaire by Meghan March

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Meghan March

Dirty Billionaire Trilogy, Book 1

 Published December 8th 2015

 

I’ve got a big dick and an even bigger bank account. That’s pretty much where my bio ends. Honestly, I don’t need to say anything else. I’ve just sold 99% of women on going home with me.

Do I sound like an asshole to you?

That’s because I am.

And guess what? It works for me just fine.

Or at least it did.

Until I met her.

Books talk about sparks flying. Fuck that shit. With her, it was like emergency flares mixed with jet fuel. Or maybe just straight up napalm.

Only one problem.

She didn’t leave her name or number when she disappeared from the hotel room after the hottest fucking night of my life. Now I’ve had a taste of unicorn pussy—the sweetest, rarest of all pussy—and I need it again.

So what’s an asshole to do?

I took this problem to the street. A missed connection gone viral.

And when I find her? I’m keeping her.

 

 

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4.5 Stars

 

Raw, dirty and erotic beyond belief.

 

Creighton is a true alpha-hole. Brutally honest, commanding, and so sexy with a delicious wicked, dirty talking month that makes you put aside his flaws for even a moment of his intense bliss.

 

Holly’s a rising country star trying to make for herself.  What should have been her way to fame, has her jumping thru hoops her record company has set in play.  A talented woman with a wonderful heart and an adventurous streak. In a move to take back her life, she makes a choice that changes things all together.

 

Meghan March keeps the reader hanging on the edge with an in your face, blunt, dirty talking man with too much money and power for his  own good and a woman who won’t take his crap while wanting everything he’s willing to give.  An smutty, erotic adventure that epically hot and tempting. This book does contain a cliffhanger ending.

 

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ARC Review: Ann Mayburn’s Exquisite Redemption

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Sarah

In my wild, reckless past Carlos ‘Beach’ Rodriguez would have been my ideal man. He’s handsome, experienced, rich, kind, and in complete control of his destiny. Unfortunately he’s also a criminal, the President of an outlaw motorcycle club, and I’ve sworn off bad boys in my efforts to live my dream of being normal. It would be so much easier to resist him if he hadn’t saved my life more than once and didn’t treat me like his queen.

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Gorgeous, smart, and deadly, Sarah is my ideal woman, even if she is almost young enough to be my daughter. On the surface she’s one of the toughest females I’ve ever met, but underneath all that hard beauty and menace lies an incredibly tender heart that’s been damaged in the past. Winning her love is gonna be a challenge, but I’m determined to have her as my old lady and I’ll do whatever I have to in order to make that happen. That would be a hell of a lot easier to do if people weren’t trying to kill us all the time.

**Author’s note- This is part ONE of TWO for Beach and Sarah’s story and ends on a Happy For Now. Book TWO of Beach and Sarah’s story will be available February 4th, 2016.**

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With over forty published books, Ann is Queen of the Castle to her husband and three sons in the mountains of West Virginia. In her past lives she’s been an Import Broker, a Communications Specialist, a US Navy Civilian Contractor, a Bartender/Waitress, and an actor at the Michigan Renaissance Festival. She also spent a summer touring with the Grateful Dead-though she will deny to her children that it ever happened.

From a young Ann has had a love affair with books would read everything she could get her hands on. As Ann grew older, and her hormones kicked in, she discovered bodice ripping Fabio-esque romance novels. They were great at first, but she soon grew tired of the endless stories with a big wonderful emotional buildup to really short and crappy sex. Never a big fan of purple prose, throbbing spears of fleshy pleasure and wet honey pots make her giggle, she sought out books that gave the sex scenes in the story just as much detail and plot as everything else-without using cringe worthy euphemisms. This led her to the wonderful world of Erotic Romance, and she’s never looked back.

Now Ann spends her days trying to tune out cartoons playing in the background to get into her ‘sexy space’ and has accepted that her Muse has a severe case of ADD.

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4.5 Stars

Sarah Anderson can seduce you into a frenzy and literally hold your life in her hands at the same moment.  She’s beautiful, graceful and feminine. An artist who can capture your soul with the divine moments of her body.  Under the beauty she displays lies a woman who has seen, done and been through things in the two decades of her life that would scare most and run off other.  As beautiful as she is deadly, messing with Sarah(man or woman) is more than likely the last mistake anyone could make.

Beach is sexy as sin, beyond bad ass, Alpha to the core and a romantic at heart. A loyal man and damn good leader.  This dirty talking, kinky man had his heart taken as first sight by an Angel that’s as deadly as himself.   Beach has just met his match.

If you have read the first two books of the Iron Horse MC series, you will know who Sarah is. As I read Exquisite Redemption I realized that my preconceived thoughts of Sarah are nothing of the woman she truly is.  Hold on tight as as Sarah and Beach take readers on a ride of danger, exquisite passion, and surprise. From beginning to end, your motor will be purring as uninhibited hotness has you turning the pages. Only down fall is a slight cliffhanger ending.

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ARC Review: No Place Like Home by Mysti Parker

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Mysti Parker

Tallenmere Series, Book  #4

Release Date: Oct. 24

eBook Length: 277 pages

Publisher: Melange Books

 

 

In Port Valor, it’s dangerous to be different. Especially for sixteen-year-old Mirabelle Hearton, whose psychic abilities could put her entire family in danger. To protect them, she left the city and her childhood sweetheart, Lysander Devlin, behind to live a life of servitude in Leogard’s Temple. Ten years later, someone discovered her mind-bending talents and forced her to send an innocent woman into exile.
As punishment for her crimes, she must return to Port Valor to seek out a dangerous mercenary called The Tyger. He’s already threatened the lives of her family and is rumored to have killed countless others for the right price.
Mirabelle’s time is running out. She has two months to bring the Tyger to justice or succumb to an excruciating death from an irreversible curse. As frightening as her mission is, facing Lysander again may be the greatest challenge of her life. https://coffeebookslifeblog.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post-new.php
Despite their difficult reunion, she and Lysander must band together to face an evil force that could sap the very souls from everyone they love. Mirabelle must also make a choice—catch The Tyger and redeem her sins, or give into feelings long buried and risk losing everything.

 

 

 

 

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“So, why are you back, Mira? Ten years with no word from you—I assumed you were devoted to the Temple or dead.”
“I’m sorry,” I said, paying undue attention to a dried spot of blood on the table. “Didn’t you get my letters?”
“Yes, and they were very well-written.” He huffed out a laugh. “Both of them were so vivid, I hardly knew you were gone.”
“I guess you’re still angry with me.”
He cocked an eyebrow. “Angry? Whatever for? I’ve had a lovely life, as I’m sure you’ve had in Leogard. You heard I’m getting married?”
“Yes,” I said, my mouth suddenly dry, but I forced a raspy, “Congratulations.”
“Why, thank you. The moon will be perfect for the ceremony tomorrow night. Full and bright. Of course, you’re welcome to attend.”
What was I supposed to say to that, having been on the brink of marrying him myself? I settled on, “That’s very kind of you.”
Narrowing his eyes, he leaned in and propped his elbow on the table. “Well…you still haven’t told me why you’ve returned. My parents’ death wasn’t deemed important enough, though your note was sympathetic. It must be some official Temple business.”
I really wished he’d stop trying to make eye contact. Being reminded of his parents’ death cut me deep—they were like a second set of parents to me, even called me their daughter. I wiped a tear from the corner of my eye. The dull roar around us had grown louder. Another fight had begun in the back corner. One of Marlow’s twin wives broke a bottle over her sister’s head, and soon they were rolling on the floor, throwing punches and pulling hair. Marlow ran over, doing his best to pull them apart. Everyone else turned their attention to the latest brawl, cheering on one wife or the other.
But, Lysander kept his eyes on me, waiting. With everyone distracted, I decided to tell him part of the truth. If there was any chance the Tyger actually existed, he might have heard something about him. “I’m looking for someone called the Tyger.”
“Really? Is he another jilted lover of yours?”
“No.” I crossed my arms, knowing I should have been prepared for resentment. “He’s supposedly an outlaw who may pose a danger to Leogard and my own family. But I suspect he’s just a rumor.”
“You didn’t come all this way to confirm a rumor, did you? What are your plans for this Tyger, should you be so fortunate as to find him?”
He’d laugh at me, but I’d already told him this much and had only a few weeks to live. Might as well surrender the last of my pride. “I’m supposed to capture him and bring him back to the Priestess.”
“So, you’re a bounty hunter now? An odd assignment for a Temple acolyte. But, I do have it on good authority that the Tyger isn’t just a rumor.”
My eyes widened, and I sat up straight, daring to look him in the eye. Could he actually exist, or was Lysander punishing me by leading me to believe in a phantom, only to crush my hopes for a good laugh?
“Let me guess,” I said, “he was here earlier, but I just missed him, right?”
“Not exactly.”
“Fine, I’ll bite. Then where is he?”
He smiled wickedly. “You’re looking at him.

 

 

 

 

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4.5 Stars

Lysander surprised me the most. Upon first meeting, I just shook my head at him. The transformation this character takes on is a story in itself. Going from a simple, heartbroken man to a fierce and majestic creature.  The foundation of who his is changed, he questioned it and then embraced it. He kept me turning the pages.

 

Mira’s secret gift is a beauty and danger all in one. A strong woman who can see outside the box, along with her kind heart makes her just as brave. Hiding her secret was like she was hiding part of herself.

 

Mysti Parker have give readers a creative and equine paranormal romance. Combining many genres of the romance world putting No Place Like Home is a class by itself. The feel of this book go from steampunk, with some touches of historical, mixing a taste of Sci-Fi, to epic fantasy. There’s truly something for everyone in the book.

 

Ms. Parker’s No Place Like Home is an entertaining story that will captivate you with amazing world building. With paranormal for me, the setting is a big part of the story. Creativity is an understatement, when the setting gives unexpected surprises. What kept me reading was the remarkable character development and overall plot of the story. Lysander and Mira’s tragedy and triumph together and apart is passionate, heartbreaking, and magical. When I starting reading I really thought I would not make it fifty pages in. That should tell you something!

 

Mysti Parker gives the reader not only a story, but a full on enthralling adventure.  No Place Like Home was nothing like I expected and more than I ever thought it would be.

 

About the Author:

 

Mysti Parker is a wife, mom, author, and shameless chocoholic. She is the author of the Tallenmere standalone fantasy romance series, including the award-winning Hearts in Exile. Her first award-winning historical romance, A Time for Everything, was published in July 2015. Mysti’s other romantic tales include The Roche Hotel romantic comedy series and contemporary novellas co-written with author MJ Post. Her short writings have appeared in the anthologies Hearts of Tomorrow, Christmas Lites, Christmas Lites II, Christmas Lites IV, The Darwin Murders, Tasteful Murders and EveryDayFiction.

Other writing pursuits include serving as a class mentor in Writers Village University’s seven week online course, F2K. She has also published two children’s books (Quentin’s Problem & Fuzzy Buzzy’s Treasure) under the name Misty Baker.

When she’s not writing fiction, Mysti works as a freelance editor and copywriter. She also reviews books for SQ Magazine, an online specfic publication. She resides in Buckner, KY with her husband, three children and too many pets.

The Tallenmere Series:

A Ranger’s Tale
Serenya’s Song
Hearts in Exile

Tallenmere Unleashed:

No Place Like Home
The Menagerie (coming ??)

 

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Review: Hot Ride by Opal Carew

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Opal Carew

Ready to Ride series, Book 1

Kindle Edition, 104 pages
Published April 15th 2014 by Opal Carew
NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, AND ARe BESTSELLER
Prequel to Wild Ride: Invitation to Eden (Ready To Ride)(love story, contemporary romance, alpha males, heroes, sexy romance, bad boys, falling in love, bikers)

Hot, hard, fast, and handles like a dream!
Oh yeah, and the bike’s not bad either.

Hayley is looking for more excitement in her life, but doesn’t know how to find it.
Excitement finds Rip, a biker who’s seen more than his share of trouble.

When trouble finds Rip yet again and a bar brawl starts, both he and Hayley are thrown to the curb.

Hayley knows this is her chance to find the excitement she so craves, but Rip doesn’t want to be some good girl’s bad-boy experience, so he turns down her advances, leaving her feeling rejected.

But life is never that simple for Rip, and he soon finds himself in her bed and wanting more. When his three biker friends show up, Hayley’s love of numbers turns into an erotic adventure none of them will ever forget.

But is there a chance for more than that between Hayley and Rip? Find out by taking a Hot Ride you’ll never forget.

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 4.5 Stars

Throwing caution to the wind has never been more erotic.
Hayley is as plain as they come.  The definition of normal. Until one night, when a dangerous but overwhelmingly hot biker truly makes her throw caution to the wind. Stepping out of her comfort zone shows Hayley the wild woman hiding inside.
Rip is a retired undercover cop turned bad ass biker. Sexy is an understatement, his presence is intimidating and commanding and the man could light you on fire with a look.  He also will put his own ass on the line to make sure a stranger is ok. One fine man.
With one read Opal Carew has me hooked. Holy crap this short read was flippin hot. Overwhelming attraction and intense chemistry! With a few pages Ms. Carew will get your blood pumping and have you wanting to hop on the back of Rip’s biker.  Alpha bikers who truly just want to ride with a good woman with them.
Signed copy from my private library.

deana

ARC Review: Rock Hard by Nalini Singh

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Nalini Singh

Rock Kiss, Series Book 2

Paperback, 284 pages
Published March 10th 2015

Wealthy businessman Gabriel Bishop rules the boardroom with the same determination and ruthlessness that made him a rock star on the rugby field. He knows what he wants, and he’ll go after it no-holds-barred.

And what he wants is Charlotte Baird.

Charlotte knows she’s a mouse. Emotionally scarred and painfully shy, she just wants to do her job and remain as invisible as possible. But the new CEO—a brilliant, broad-shouldered T-Rex of a man who growls and storms through the office, leaving carnage in his wake—clearly has other plans. Plans that may be equal parts business and bedroom.

If Charlotte intends to survive this battle of wits and hearts, the mouse will have to learn to wrangle the T-Rex. Game on.

 

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4.5 Stars

 

Verbal foreplay at its finest.

Sensuality, sexuality and sassy makes Nalini Singh’s Rock Hard a steamy and fun read.

Charlotte is extremely intelligent woman, who is timid as a mouse.  She hides behind herself. When forced to take a promotion, a job she was already doing, Charlottes exterior walls starts to crumble. She goes toe to toe with her workaholic and super hot boss rekindling feelings she thought lost to her. Giving herself some of her life back.  As the shell breaks, Charlotte reveals a lot of sass, a quick tongue and a naughty side I did not see coming from her.

 

Gabriel also known as T-Rex is a rock star on the field and in the boardroom. A man who gets the job done, is respected and intimidating. The man is hands down sexy, alpha, demanding, has a dirty mouth and is very protective of what’s his. Upon their first meeting he took this protective possession over Charlotte that quickly changed from just want protect to want her in his bed. T-Rex surprised me with the amount of patients he expresses and the genuine caring nature to him.

 

T-Rex and Charlotte dance around the sexual tension they have built in Rock Hard with some of the best witty, sassy and sexy bantering.  Add some hot office sexual and we have a winner.  This is a playful and fun story even with the scars that had to start to heal. Ms Singh has created a story that would be very true to life in my opinion, healing and love both take time.

 

Readers note: Although I very much enjoyed Rock Hard, I am a bit confused as to why story is about an ex rugby player/CEO and not a rock star. Yes Gabriel is a rockstar in what he does.

I’m just not sure how this is playing into the series.
I received the complimentary copy of this title from Netgalley for an honest review.

deana

 

Review: Rock Courtship by

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Nalini Singh

Rock Kiss Series, Book 1.5

ebook, 125 pages
Published September 30th 2014 by TKA Distribution
New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh’s new contemporary romance novella is pure hard rock and scorching heat…

What happens when the Gentleman of Rock decides to play dirty?

A drummer for the hottest rock band on the planet, David has a single, powerful weakness: Thea, the band’s publicist and the woman who steals his breath away with her every move.

Only problem is, Thea doesn’t date clients–or musicians. Emotionally scarred by a cheating ex, she’s not about to risk her heart with a man who has groupies buzzing around him like flies. Even if his sexy smile ties her up in knots.

What she doesn’t know is that David is a one-woman man…and he’s madly in love with her. David’s determined to prove he’s worth the risk, and willing to court her, step by exquisite step. Thea’s about to discover just how long and hard this handsome drummer can play.

review4.5 Stars

David is a man who mamma raised him right. He truly is the gentleman of rock.  He has manors, is polite and truly caring person. Just because he’s sweet ladies doesn’t mean he can’t throw down when needed. Well build and a sharp dresser. This man really has it all, all but the woman he wants.

Thea is a powerful woman when it comes to world of entertainment media. She has worked hard to make a name for herself and company. A beautiful woman with strong family ties. Thea is a giving person and who people in ways that others would not lift a finger to help.  When it come to the men in Thea’s life, a ripped heart in the past has put a while up for the present. Also placing a rule on herself that there is no dating of clients.I really enjoyed David and Thea’s story. How do you get the attention of a girl that is all business?  You write her a memo that knocks her off balance.  I love the memos. It reminded me of old school love letters. Rock Courtship is a sweet tale of romancing the girl while living in the spotlight. If you have read Rock Addiction you will have gotten a few insights to both David and Thea!   Rock Courtship is just that, the Gentleman courting the girl he wants!!

deana

Review- Worth The Battle by Laramie Briscoe

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Author: Laramie Briscoe

Series: Heaven Hill MC, Book 4

Format: ebook

Published: February 25th 2014

 

Movie star running from her life.
Secret writer of erotic romance.
Trusts only Layne O’Connor of the Heaven Hill MC.

When Jessica Shea fears that her privacy is in danger, she takes the drastic step to leave her life behind and escape to the only person who’s never treated her like the movie star she is. He’s the one person who’s never sold a story to the tabloids and who knows the real Jessica, the one underneath the makeup and high-gloss shine of Hollywood.

Their friendship has stood the test of time. Now, someone has stolen private photos and writings from her home. Things that she doesn’t want the public at large to see. There’s only one place she knows she can go to be under the radar and lick her wounds.

That place is wherever Layne O’Connor is.

War Veteran.
Striving to live a normal life.
Member of the Heaven Hill MC.

Layne left a piece of himself in the war zone. Fighting PTSD and demons that he can’t explain has left him tired and changed from the man he was before he went overseas.

The only thing he feels like he excels at anymore is being a criminal, and he gladly does it for his brothers of the Heaven Hill MC. The only people who took him in when no one else knew what to make of his anger and

When Jessica arrives, however, she’s a trigger for everything he’s trying to forget. She makes him remember who he was before his life went to hell, she makes him want to get himself back. While working through those issues, he and Jessica are racing against an unknown enemy—someone who wants to destroy her reputation and take her sweetheart persona with it.

As they both work to trust each other and figure out just who her enemies are,they learn that love is never easy. They have to decide if the victory is worth the battle.

 

review4.5 Stars

Layne has seen more than anyone person at his age should have to being a war veteran. Being part of the Heaven Hill MC has given him family and a way to continue the living in life the fast lane . Horrors from his days in the military plague Layne to this day. Sweet, caring, fierce and loyal.  Did I mention sexy with great taste in cars. When a special friend from the past asks for Laynes help, he can’t refuse.  Layne soon realizes that he may be more of a danger to her, than what she’s running from.

Jessica has been in the spotlight from a young age. As one grows they things they like, need or want in life changes.  This statement could not be more true for Jessica. The Hollywood starlet who is a bit spoiled and is in trouble.  Jess calls the one person on the earth who will not judge her and will help.  Jess, overwhelmed will everything going on, realizes that Layne just maybe in more trouble than herself.

I keep saying this with each book.  Ms. Briscoe just gets better with each book of the Heaven Hill MC, Series.  Worth the Battle is a little different from the other books of the series. Our hero needs needs the healing more than our lead lady.  Ms. Briscoe perfectly unfold the nastiness that lies with in Layne’s head while emotions from one end of the spectrum and back are laid on the table. Through laughter and tears Layne and Jess will make their way into your heart.  Ms. Briscoe has a magical way with words.  She has continued to pull me in more and more as we learn of this MC family!  With each book not only does the story become deeper emotionally, the growth Ms. Briscoe has achieved as a writer can not go unnoticed.  She has quickly found a permanent spot on my shelve.

 

 

I was given an ecopy of this book from the author/publisher for an honest review.

deana

 

 

Review-Lick by Kylie Scott

lickLick

Kylie Scott

Stage Dive Series, Book 1

Paperback, 304 pages
Published May 6th 2014 by St. Martin’s Griffin (first published July 1st 2013)
Waking up in Vegas was never meant to be like this.Evelyn Thomas’s plans for celebrating her twenty-first birthday in Las Vegas were big. Huge. But she sure never meant to wake up on the bathroom floor with a hangover to rival the black plague, a very attractive half-naked tattooed man in her room, and a diamond on her finger large enough to scare King Kong. Now if she could just remember how it all happened.In Kyle Scott’s Lick, one thing is certain: being married to one of the hottest rock stars on the planet is sure to be a wild ride
review4.5 Stars

One incredible ride.

Waking up married to a big name Rockstar and not knowing who he is can mess with a girls mind. Sometimes what happens in Vegas, does not stay in Vegas so Evelyn ” Ev” Thomas had learned!  Overwhelmed does not even begin to describe.
David the larger that life Rockstar, that wants more in life than fame can give him. Meeting a woman that throws him into a tailspin, he knows in an instant that she is the one for him. For one night he had the life he wanted until waking up and the woman he married does not know who he is.

I have had my eye on Lick by Kylie Scott for some time now. Why I had not pick this book up before now, I have no clue. I should also be smacking myself for it.  LICK was amazing. I didn’t just get into this book. It consumed me.   I devoured these almost 300 pages in just under three hours. Raw, adventurous and alluring.  Lick is a book I have not stopped talking about.
Sex, drugs, rock and roll and everything in between.  David and Ev have instant chemistry and passion.  The wit shared between the two had me at page one.  Ev is kind of a plain Jane.  Going to school and working.  Following in her father footsteps.  She will fight you to the end and is willing to stick up for the underdog.  Loved this about her. David, is everything you want a rock god to be.  Looks, voice, money and fame.  A romantic at heart, with a gentle soul, this bad boy just want to share his life.

This book is beyond sexy, well written and will draw you in.  The characters are engaging, passionate and deep. Lick took me for one hell of a ride that I loved every minute of. Ms. Scott did one hell of a job giving the reader a steamy intense romance that puts the music in the spotlight as well as our couple.  Book one made me a loyal reader to the Stage Dive series.

 This book is part of my personal library.
deana