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ARC Review: Wanting It all By Christi Barth

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Christi Barth

Naked Men Series, Book 2

Published by Loveswept

E-Book, 224 pages

 

In the follow-up to Risking It All, hailed by Lauren Layne as “the perfect escapist read,” the heartthrobs of the Naked Men blog and podcast get a little too real about friendship, love, and sex. For one wealthy bachelor, the trouble starts when all three collide. . . .

After narrowly surviving a bus crash in high school with his best friends, science geek Knox Davis resolved to become so successful that he could have anything and everything he wants. Now he’s über-wealthy, a huge business success, and a notorious ladies’ man. Knox refuses to limit himself to one woman, but when his latest conquest—a blond beauty from the Alaskan bush—challenges his superficial ways, Knox begins to see the world through her eyes, and finds he likes what he sees.

A nurturer at heart, Madison Abbott wants to put down roots. She left Alaska to meet Mr. Right—and to track down Logan, the half-brother she’s never met. Instead, she finds Knox. Although the sexy-as-sin bachelor may not seem like marriage material, Madison’s starting to think that Knox is The One. But Knox refuses to settle down, especially once he learns that Madison is his best friend’s little sister. Now it’s up to her to convince Knox that she’s everything he really wants.

 

 

 

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4 Stars

 

Knox Davis was the resident nerd and charity case. After surviving and almost fatal accident, he makes it his mission to make more money than he knows what to do with, enjoy every pleasure he can and lose his flippin V card. Fast forward years Knox used his geeky brain and became a very businessman. He’s also a little bit of a man whore too. Relationships are not his style and women only last for about a night.  The man lives life to the fullest. Hard and fast, until a super sweet blonde knocks his step off and he finds himself want more.

 

Madison Abbott has a mission for herself. Moving across country to find her dream job, meet a half-brother she’s only discovered and find the perfect man to marry. With one of three of the girls out of the way, Madison gets knocked from nowhere with goal three while working on goal number two. Making this tenacious woman show you just what she’s capable of.

 

Christi Barth gave readers a fun and witty story with Wanting It All. Madison and Knox are perfect for each other. His brashness and her tenacity keep the pages flying as these to explore the chemistry between them.  I loved the back and forth banter between the two. I also enjoy the dates and wish I was in her place for a few!  A quick read with a perfect balance of passion and fun.

 

Review copy provided by Netgalley.

 

 

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ARC Review: Dirty Girl by Meghan March

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DIRTY GIRL

Meghan March

 

Desperately seeking rich, famous, single guy with a giant cock to make my lying, cheating, should’ve-been-born-dickless ex-boyfriend realize what he’s just lost.

Oh, and I give great head. Just sayin’.

 

No man in his right mind would answer that ad.

Except thousands did.

My name is Greer Karas, and I should never be allowed near another bottle of booze again. Because when I drink, my friend and I do stupid things. Like take a page out of my older brother Creighton’s playbook and post something completely asinine on the Internet. Waking up with a giant hangover to find my humiliating personal ad has gone viral is not my finest moment.

Cue my look of shock when one of Hollywood’s hottest new bad boys, Cavanaugh Westman, comes knocking at my door and drops his pants to prove that he does indeed have a giant cock.

What he doesn’t have is an explanation for why he disappeared from my life without a word three years ago, only to show up on the big screen two years later, killing bad guys in action flicks.

And now he wants me again.

What the hell do I do now?

 

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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29107649-dirty-girl

 

iBooks –   http://bit.ly/DirtyGirliBooks

Amazon: http://smarturl.it/DGAmznGlobal
Kobo: http://smarturl.it/KoboDG
BN: http://smarturl.it/BN-DG

 

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ABOUT MEGHAN MARCH

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Meghan March has been known to wear camo face paint and tromp around in woods wearing mud-covered boots, all while sporting a perfect manicure. She’s also impulsive, easily entertained, and absolutely unapologetic about the fact that she loves to read and write smut. Her past lives include slinging auto parts, selling lingerie, making custom jewelry, and practicing corporate law. Writing books about dirty talking alpha males and the strong, sassy women who bring them to their knees is by far the most fabulous job she’s ever had. She loves hearing from her readers at meghanmarchbooks@gmail.com.

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EXCERPT:

 

Greer

No. Fucking. Way.

Can you photoshop real life? Because that’s the only way I can possibly be seeing through my peephole what I’m seeing right now.

Cavanaugh Westman. In the flesh. Outside my door.

The knock stopped me mid-shuffle on the way to my coffeemaker. So that makes me an uncaffeinated, makeup-less, messy-bunned, legging-wearing couch surfer who hasn’t showered in the two days I’ve spent holed up in my apartment.

He can’t see me like this.

I’ve had so many fantasies of how it will go when I finally came face-to-face with Cav again. I’ll be wearing something sexy, yet classy. Perfect hair, makeup, eyebrows. I’ll adopt a casually disinterested mien. He’ll be devastated when he realizes what he missed out on by standing me up that night and disappearing without a word.

There’s no way in hell I’m answering that door. Cav Westman can sit out in my hallway all day. Not opening it.

But Cav reads my mind, the bastard.

“Open the door, baby girl. Your message came through loud and clear with that ad.”

A barely audible gasp escapes my lungs.

“That’s right, I know you’re standing there. So, open the door, Greer.”

His deep, gravelly voice stirs memories I thought I wiped out of my brain. Apparently not.

I rush to the couch to grab my phone. I need to text Banner. Need to freak out with her and schedule an emergency spa day so I can be all the things I need to be before facing him again.

My thoughts come to a screeching halt. I do not need to impress Cav Westman. He’s nothing to me. And I can prove it right now by opening the door. He’ll see exactly how much I don’t care about his opinion.

Before I can change my mind, or look down at my shirt to make sure I’m not sporting any stains from yesterday’s coffee, I reach for the dead bolts and unlock them before I twist the doorknob and tug.

As soon as the door is open, I know I’ve made a terrible mistake.

Through the peephole, he was marginally distorted. On the billboards and movie posters plastered to the sides of buses in the city, he looked like a total stranger. But Cav in the flesh?

Devastating.

I lose my grip on the door and it swings open.

How does he not look older? No new lines bracket his mouth or crease the corners of his eyes. Instead, a new scar curves along his jaw, giving him a sexier, more dangerous look. His shoulders are impossibly broader, making his hips seem even narrower.

His hazel eyes flash as he takes me in—at least they haven’t changed. Today they’re more tawny gold than gray or green. Guessing what color they would be was part of the game I played with myself before. His dark brown hair is sexy and disheveled, longer than the buzz cut he had before, but everything else is the same. Worn jeans, a plain T-shirt, and scuffed boots. Strong, bold features that many a man would find impossible to carry off, but are the reason millions of women would line up to have Cavanaugh Westman’s babies.

“What are you doing here?” I whisper, reminding myself that I no longer have some naive fantasy of being the one for Cav.

His gaze returns to my face, and I know his inspection of me can’t be nearly as flattering as mine of him.

I’m waiting for him to say something . . . anything. Like an apology or an explanation for disappearing three years ago, but instead I get something completely different.

His hands drop to the button of his jeans. “Based on your ad, the inspection isn’t quite complete.”

If my jaw could drop to the floor like a cartoon character’s, it would.

Oh. My. God. I never saw what he was packing before, only a grazing handful the one night I finally got bold, but he put me off, promising me a night that never happened.

I stand like a slack-jawed moron and force my gaze to his face.

“What are you doing?”

His wicked grin—one he uses so rarely, even in the movies of his I’ll never admit I’ve seen—wipes away the three years between our past and present.

The hiss of the zipper comes next.

I keep my gaze on his face as his eyes dare me. To look or to stop him, I’m not sure which.

“Apparently you’ve changed your requirements for wooing, baby girl.”

The endearment on his lips brings back another wave of memories, but the flex of his bicep against the sleeve of his T-shirt steals my attention.

Oh. My. God.

He’s gripping his cock, stroking it, isn’t he? All I have to do is look down, and I’ll have more than one question answered.

“You know you wanna look.”

The dare is there again. And he’s right. I want to look. So I do.

Sweet Jesus.

Oh. My. Hell.

Well, let’s just say Cav knocked that requirement out of the park. The sight of his long, thick cock in his big, capable hand sends heat rushing south through my body, pooling between my thighs. My nipples, sans bra, strain against the material of my shirt. Cav’s gaze drops as well—to my chest.

The room pulses with a desperate intensity. Hanging between us is the night we never had. The one he walked away from.

I have two choices. Take what I want, what I asked for, or hold on to the rejection he dealt me three years ago.

My brain short-circuits on one thought—life is short, and you never know if you’ll get a second chance.

So I step forward, wrap one hand around his neck and the other around his cock, and kiss him for everything I’m worth.

 

 

 

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4 Stars

Exquisite dirtiness.

 

Meghan March holds readers in the palm of her hand with wickedly intense passion, bold characters and dirty talk that will make you blush.

 

A page turning sexually charged story. Sassiness takes on dominance as Greer’s drunken escapade gives her just what she asked for never thinking it would happen. Que the beginning of the jaw dropping moments. Cav walked away without a word and returned in the same fashion.  A man who will not take no for an answer. Even when you want to smack him, he will convince you otherwise.

A fast paced, intense read from beginning to end. Dirty Girl is what reader want. Strong characters, explosive passion and a twist or two that leave us want more of her delicious naughtiness.

 

An e copy was provided for an honest review.

 

deana

ARC Review: Cherry Bomb by Samantha Kane

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Mercury Rising Series, Book 2

ebook, 253 pages
Published January 12th 2016 by Samhain Publishing

Their spark could be too hot to handle…or bring a dying town back to life.

Officially, Turnstiles CEO Brian Curland is in Mercury to set up a new data center. Unofficially, he’s using this trip to re-evaluate his life, because for a man who has everything, he’s feeling pretty empty.

He could buy any car he wants. But no, he had to rent a piece-of-crap Chevy—which is now broken down on the side of the road. When he’s rescued by a sexy local, Brian does what he always does. Go for what he wants, even if it’s just temporary.

Evan Michaels stops to help because that’s what good guys do. He grew up in Mercury, eventually becoming minister of the local Unitarian church. Though everyone knows him, being gay and being in a gay relationship are two different things. He wants Brian, but their affair has to be secret or he can’t play.

When Evan unleashes his long-suppressed sexuality, Brian is more than up to handling the heat. Yet even though they fall hard for each other, it might take the whole town to convince them it’s a forever kind of love.

Product Warnings
Contains an inexperienced minister, gay comic-book role play, dirty dancing in antebellum mansions, and some very naughty fireworks. Protective gear recommended.

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4 Stars
Samantha Kane just surprise me in the most wonderful way with the sexy and funny, CHERRY BOMB.
This is my first novel by Ms. Kane and it will not be the last . She has captured me with her writing style,
colorful and inviting characters and sense of humor.
Brain and Evan meet during one of those right time right place kind of moments with instant intensity flying .
While both men have their flaws , they were both able to make themselves become larger than the page .
Opposites attract giving to very different men the chance to explore themselves. The heat Brian and Evan bring
will have readers droping their jaws at the lust filled fantasies they share . An over-the-top erotic story with that

small-town feel that leaves you feeling warmhearted in the end.

I am a fan of male male romance however it does take something a little more than average me to like it . Ms. Kane has

something really special with CHERRY BOMB. The combination of her writing style, the wonderful personalities of the
characters, the depth and the OMG heat level of CHERRY BOMB, has made fine read.
deana

 

ARC Review: Coveted By Alannah Lynne

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Alannah Lynne

Pandora’s Playground, Book 1

Kindle Edition, 70 pages
Expected publication: August 13th 2015 by Alyn Publishing

 

She’s his heaven and his hell…

Muriel Stewart has spent the past year grieving the loss of her husband. Now that time has passed, her inner submissive demands Muriel find a new relationship to fulfill her need to love and serve. But there’s only one man who makes Muriel yearn for the intimate Dom/submissive connection the way her husband did, and that’s his best friend, Mathew Galinda … a man who can barely tolerate being in her presence.

Matthew Galinda buried his own heart and needs the day Muriel Stewart married his best friend and business partner. He’s spent the last eleven years keeping Muriel at a distance, tortured by his love for a woman he could never have, and filled with shame for coveting what wasn’t and would never be his. Not even his best friend’s unexpected death could change that fact. Until Muriel decides she’s ready for a new Dom and she wants Matthew to fill that role.

Having Muriel in his life is all Mathew has ever wanted. She’s his heaven and his hell, and could be his salvation if he can get beyond his past, his shame, and the guilt he feels for not having saved Ian’s life.

 

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4 Stars

 

Sexy and Sensual. Pandora’s Playground awakens passion.

Loss and longing have been plaguing Muriel since the passing of her husband nearly a year ago. Not only losing her husband but her bonded Dom. Giving in to loneliness and need Muriel puts her anxiety and fear to the side and accepts an invitation to reopen a part of who she was.

Matthew has been in love with his best friends woman the moment he laid eyes on her. Never acting, always longing. When Ian passed away about a year ago, he’s guard dropped for a moment and the want increased. When a mutual friend includes Mathew in a plan to bring Muriel back to her world, it flight or fight for everything he’s ever wanted and needed.

Alannah Lynne has spared no emotions from the sensual and erotic story of Coveted. Overcoming loss and learning to move on is one of the greatest challenges in life.  Muriel and Matthew have a unique situation that unfold before them. Learning to let go, overcome the grief, putting the fear aside and giving into yourself makes for some steamy romance.  A tastefully kinky story with a lot of heart.

 

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

 

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ARC Review: Lone Rider by B.J. Daniels

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B.J. Daniels

The Montana Hamiltons Series, Book 2

Paperback, 336 pages
Published July 28th 2015 by HQN Books

When danger claims her, rescue comes from the one man she least expects…

A cowgirl at heart, Bo Hamilton does her best thinking in wide-open spaces. So when money goes missing from the family foundation she runs—meaning one of her trusted, ragtag employees is a thief—Bo rides into the Crazy Mountains to figure things out. But a killer hiding among the sawtooth ridges takes her captive…and isn’t planning on ever letting her go.

Bo’s disappearance gets folks thinking she’s the guilty one run off with the money, but Jace Calder would bet his ranch that she’s innocent. Not that he has any reason to trust the beautiful, spoiled senator’s daughter. But she also gave his troubled sister a job when no one else would. For his sibling’s sake, Jace is going after Bo and bringing her home to face the truth. But in the wild, rugged Crazy Mountains, he finds Bo at the mercy of a suspected murderer. As her only hope, Jace is about to find out what they’re both made of.

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4 Stars

My first BJ Daniels read will not be my last.

Lone Rider is a reach and grab you, holy crap did that just happen and damn I didn’t see that flippin coming kind of book. BJ Daniels has taken every aspect of a great romance and puts it all into one book.

Lone Ride is thrilling adventure that will have you turning the pages to keep up. Perfectly written descriptions keeps the reader in tune with the surroundings and complex characters. The suspense will keep you on edge while plot twist add a whole new ride to the game. A must read for any Romantic Suspense lover.

BJ Daniels gave this reader a one sit read in a subject that is not a top pic. She made me a fan with one book!

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Review: Before I Fall by Jessica Scott

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Jessica Scott

 

Paperback, 300 pages
Expected publication: March 10th 2015

 

 

Stay focused. Get a job. Save her father’s life.

Beth Lamont knows far too much about the harsh realities of life her gilded classmates have only read about in class. She’ll do whatever it takes to take care of her father, even if that means tutoring a guy like Noah – a guy who represents everything she hates about the war, soldiers and what the Army has done to her family.

Noah Warren doesn’t know how to be a student. All he knows is war. But he’s going to college now to fulfill a promise and he doesn’t break his promises. Except he doesn’t count on his tutor being drop dead gorgeous and distracting as hell. One look at Beth threatens to unravel the careful lies Noah has constructed around him.

A simple arrangement turns into something neither of them can deny. And a war that neither of them can forget could destroy them both.

 

 

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4 Stars

As I started reading Before I Fall, I thought this was going to be another one of those New Adult books. Boy was I wrong. Before I Fall is one of those too close to real life romance that I have read in a very long time.

 

Beth is a struggling student.  Classes are the easy part for her. It’s make sure she has money for rent, trying to keep the lights on and taking care of a parent who is in pain constantly and an addict. A girl that had to grow up to fast.  Beth is saint, survivor and a damn smart woman.  I related to her all too well.

 

Noah carries mental and physical scars from war. Trying to live life as a college student is more than a challenge for him.  Somedays it hard to tell if the anxiety is worse than the pain. The thing I loved about Noah is, one he knows his issues. Two, he wants to change himself and not rely on pharmaceutical means to get through a day. And three, he’s  sweet, caring and willing. That’s a good man.

 

Where do I begin. Before I Fall is an emotional ride to say the least. This book is going to make you think. This is not a story where the hero comes in and makes it all better.  Many social issues play a big part in this book. Addiction, poverty, health care and PTSD, just to name a few. Just like in real life when everything is in utter chaos there will be these moments and people you meet that make you stop and pause in life.  A breath of fresh air. That’s Noah and Beth!  They struggle everyday and keep going! The characters will pull you in and their stories will get your heart.

 

Ms. Scott gave me an unexpected thought provoking read.
A complementary copy of this book was provided for an honest review.

 

 

 

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ARC Review: Getting Naughty by Kristin Daniels

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Kristin Daniels

ebook
Expected publication: February 14th 2015 by Kristin Daniels
Patience isn’t Tara North’s best virtue. She’s tired of her husband’s workaholic tendencies, tired of not being a priority. And very tired of the lack of action in their bedroom. So she sits in his employee parking lot, impatiently waiting for his coworkers to vacate the building.
Why?
To seduce her husband, of course.Tara’s going to get their sex life back on the fast-track to Blissville. As she strips in his office, Tara issues an erotic challenge. Only question is, can Jared meet the terms of her sexy throw down before the cleaning crew reaches his office?There’s only one way to find out. It’s time for Jared to really get to work.

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4 Stars
 Bold, daring and down right sexy!

I would call this short story a tease but it fully delivers.  Take a workaholic husband, a wife who does not possess the virtue of patience, add in some loneliness, a friend, a bottle of wine, the right outfit and a daring a erotic idea, that’s what Getting Naughty is all about!

I loved that this a story about an established couple. Jared and Tara’s passion and intensity for one another comes through the pages so real and raw. You can so tell they are each other’s world!  Hot!!!!  Getting Naughty is not a rekindling story but one of missing the passion and being impatient.
A quickie read that is sure to make you think naughty thoughts.
A complementary copy of this book was provided by the author/publisher for an honest review.
deana

Review: The Space Between by Kate Canterbary

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Kate Canterbary

The Walsh Series, Book 2

ebook
Published November 18th 2014 by Vesper Press

 

Some lines are meant to be crossed.

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That hair. That fucking hair. It was everywhere, always, and I wanted to tangle my fingers in those dark curls and pull. And that would be fine if she wasn’t my apprentice.

Andy Asani was nothing like I expected. She was exotic and scary-brilliant, and the slightest murmur from those lips sent hot, hungry lust swirling through my veins. Outside my siblings, she was the only person I could name who shared my obsession with preserving Boston’s crumbling buildings.

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My wants were few: good eats, tall boots, hot yoga, interesting work. One incredibly hot architect with the most expressive hazel eyes I ever encountered and entirely too much talent in and out of the bedroom wasn’t part of the original plan. Apparently he was part of the package.

Wine was my rabbi and vodka was my therapist, and I needed plenty of both to survive my apprenticeship. Especially with Patrick Walsh leaving love notes in the form of bite marks all over my body.

 

 

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4 Stars

Kate Canterbary continues steam up the kindle with the Walshs in The Space Between.

Andy is not your average girl. She’s a bit of a Geek. Beyond smart and willing to step up to the plate to get what she wants. She has a dry humor and her me it took a bit for me to really get her personality. Independent, somewhat mysterious and maybe a bit hard headed, Andy is a bit hard to figure out but once you do your realize there is a depth to her. Having a Harry Potter related tattoos does give her points in my book.

Patrick caught my eye when we first meet him in Underneath It All. Patrick is a take no crap and get the job done kind of guy. He’s the eldest of the Walsh family, a workaholic and damn good at what he does. A man who’s in control until a geeky intern cracks his foundation. Shedding some of the tough outer layers we realize the Patrick is really a funny guy with a great heart. The comical drunk texting and that dirty talking mouth on him show a side of Patrick that I would’ve never guessed was there. I liked him before I knew his story. I like him even more now.

Intense and funny. We dive deeper into the Walsh family, while seeing two head strong people fall bat shit crazy for each other. Attraction and chemistry are in abundance for Patrick and Andy, there personalities work for each other even if the stubbornness get in the way at times. They are overwhelmingly sexy together. Just read. We get more insight into the Walsh family history and learn more the dynamics behind the personalities of this intense family. Kate Canterbary is winner my heart with the Walsh family.

I received a complementary title of this book from the author/publisher for an honest review. Receiving a complementary copy does not affect the outcome of this review.

 

deana