Only for a Night by Naima Simone #Review

Only for a Night by Naima Simone #ReviewOnly For a Night by Naima Simone
Published by Entangled: Scorched on May 30th 2016
Genres: Erotica
Pages: 120
Format: eBook
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four-stars

Rion Ward fought hard to be free of the Irish mob life. Now, as the co-owner of Boston’s hottest aphrodisiac club, he’s traded crime for the ultimate sexual fantasy. But when the “good girl” from his past walks through Lick’s doors, he discovers that his unconsummated hunger for her never abated.

Widowed for two years from a man who felt that anything besides the missionary position was dirty, Harper Shaw is ready to move on. The first step to feeling alive again is sex. Hot, dirty, black-out-from-orgasm sex. And who better to provide it than the brooding, sexy, tatted bad boy-turned-man she’s known for years?

Rion, however, has one stipulation: He’ll be hers only for one night. One night to explore her every fantasy. One night to push her limits. One night to introduce her to a passion that makes both doubt if it will be enough…

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Review
Rion is the bad boy who fell for the good girl years ago when they were teens. Now he co-owns a sex club. Harper has always been the good girl. She knows what she wants and Rion will indulge her with a night of fantasies. At the end of the night, will they be able to walk away? Or will they both want more?
This is a quick, steamy read involving a lot of fantasies. There are some hot sexy scenes but the story itself was lacking a little. Overall, I enjoyed it and look forward to reading more from this author.
four-stars

Read, Write, Love at Seaside by Addison Cole #Review

Read, Write, Love at Seaside by Addison Cole #ReviewRead, Write, Love at Seaside by Addison Cole
Published by World Literary Press on June 14th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 300
Format: eBook
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four-half-stars

Addison Cole is the sweet alter ego of New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. Read, Write, Love at Seaside is the sweet edition of Melissa's steamy romance novel Read, Write, Love. The stories and characters remain the same, and convey all of the passion you expect between two people in love, without any explicit scenes or harsh language.
Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers features a group of fun, flirty, and emotional friends who gather each summer at their Cape Cod cottages. They're sassy, flawed, and so easy to relate to, you'll be begging to enter their circle of friends!
In READ, WRITE, LOVE at SEASIDE...Bestselling author Kurt Remington lives to write. He spends twelve hours a day in front of his computer, rarely leaving the seclusion of his beach-front property, where he's come to finish his latest thriller -- that is, until free-spirited Leanna Bray nearly drowns in the ocean trying to save her dog. Kurt's best-laid plans are shot to hell when he comes to their rescue. Kurt's as irritated as he is intrigued by the sexy, hot mess of a woman who lives life on a whim, forgets everything, and doesn't even know the definition of the word organized.
Leanna's come to the Cape hoping to find a fulfilling career in the jam-making business, and until she figures out her own life, a man is not on the menu. But Leanna can't get the six-two, deliciously muscled and tragically neat Kurt out of her mind. She tells herself she's just stopping by to say thank you, but the heart-warming afternoon sparks an emotional and unexpectedly sweet ride as Kurt and Leanna test the powers of Chemistry 101: Opposites Attract.
SWEET WITH HEAT: SEASIDE SUMMERS SERIESRead, Write, Love at SeasideDreaming at SeasideHearts at SeasideSunsets at SeasideSecrets at SeasideNights at SeasideSeized by Love at SeasideEmbraced at SeasideLovers at SeasideWhispers at Seaside

Review

Addison Cole is the “sweet” version of Melissa Foster. You get the same story and characters without all of the details in the bedroom. If you like your romance with none of the dirty details, this is the book for you.

Kurt is a writer who has escaped to Cape Cod to write. When he hears Leanna frantically calling for her dog, he is intrigued and goes to help her. After he saves her from drowning, he is irritated and intrigued by her.

Leanna wants to get her life in order before she settles down with a man. However, after Kurt saves her, she finds it difficult to get him off her mind. As their relationship grows, so does her success. They learn about compromise. These two really balance each other out.

I really enjoyed this book. Most of the romance I read is on the more explicit side but I like reading ones that aren’t as well. I liked these characters although Leanna got on my nerves at first. I’d highly recommend this book.

four-half-stars

All I Am: Drew’s Story by Jodi Ellen Malpas #Review

All I Am: Drew’s Story by Jodi Ellen Malpas #ReviewAll I Am: Drew's Story by Jodi Ellen Malpas
Published by Forever on June 18th 2017
Genres: Romance, Erotica
Pages: 178
Format: eBook
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four-half-stars

A NEW NOVELLA IN THE THIS MAN SERIES!
You don't need to read the series to enjoy this story. But if you're already a Jesse Ward fan, just wait until you see the advice he gives Drew about falling in love.
I thought I had control. I was so, so wrong...

I don't need a relationship. I have Hux, a decadent club where I quench whatever raw desire I choose. I take pleasure and I give it - no strings attached. So when Raya Rivers comes in asking for someone cold, emotionless, and filthy... well, no man ever takes his wicked pleasure quite the way I do. Only Raya is different. Vulnerable. And carrying some deep sorrow that gets past all my carefully constructed walls and inexplicably makes me care. Now craving controls me. Ice has given way to red-hot need.But Raya has no idea about my other life - my real life. That I'm daddy to an adorable little girl. My two worlds are about to collide with the force of a supernova. Once Raya knows the truth, will she be able to accept all I am?
Includes a special preview of THE FORBIDDEN, a standalone novel coming in August.

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Review
All I Am is a novella set in the same world as the This Man series by Jodi Ellen Malpas. I have never read that series but decided this novella looked good so I gave it a try. It is incredible!
Drew is a 39 yr old single man living in London. He has a daughter that he spends a lot of time with so he doesn’t date. He does however like to play at the Hux Club to fulfill his needs. He likes no strings attached, easy fantasy. Raya wants a night to forget with no messy feelings involved so when she requests someone cold, emotionless, and filthy, she is not expecting someone like Drew. Neither of them were ready or expecting for the feelings that come when they use each other to fulfill their needs.
Drew and Raya’s story is so good and I didn’t want it to end. I feel like a novella was not enough and I want to know more about them.

About Jodi Ellen Malpas

Jodi Ellen Malpas was born and raised in the Midlands’ town of Northampton, England, where she lives with her two boys. Working for her father’s construction business full-time, she tried to ignore the lingering idea of writing until it became impossible. She wrote in secret for a long time before finally finding the courage to unleash her creative streak, and in October 2012 she released This Man. She took a chance on a story with some intense characters and sparked incredible reactions from women all over the world. Writing powerful love stories and creating addictive characters have become her passion, a passion she now shares with her devoted readers.

four-half-stars

Through Fire & Sea by Nicole Luiken #Review

Through Fire & Sea by Nicole Luiken #ReviewThrough Fire & Sea by Nicole Luiken
on May 5th 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Pages: 354
Format: eBook
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four-stars

Mirror mirror, hear my call…
In the Fire world, seventeen-year-old Leah is the illegitimate daughter of one of the realm's most powerful lords. She's hot-blooded—able to communicate with the tempestuous volcano gods that either bless a civilization or destroy it. But then Leah discovers she's a Caller, gifted with the unique—and dangerous—ability to “call” her Otherselves in mirror worlds. And her father will do anything to use her powers for his own purposes.
In the Water world, Holly nearly drowns when she sees—and interacts with—Leah, a mirror image of herself. She’s rescued by Ryan, a boy from school with a secret he’d die to protect. Little do they know, his Otherself is the son of a powerful volcano god at war in the Fire world…and he’s about to fall.
As Leah and Holly's lives intersect, the Fire and Water worlds descend into darkness. The only way to protect the mirror worlds is to break every rule they've ever known. If they don’t, the evil seeping through the mirrors will destroy everything—and everyone—they love…

Review
Through Fire & Sea involves parallel universes and otherselves. There are 4 elemental worlds and 1 true world. In each world everyone has an otherself but most people don’t know it. Leah is one of the people that knows about the elemental worlds and her otherselves. She is the unrecognized daughter of a Duke and she has spent her entire life trying to get his attention. When she finally gets to speak with him, he proves why her mother didn’t want him near her. The Dukes are summoning Quetrah to handle a dragon and her price is their daughters. He forces Leah to take the place of his legal daughter or he will kill her mother. Leah doesn’t want to go but she has no choice.
While away, Leah discovers she is a Caller which means she can call her otherselves. She meets Holly who she can talk to through water. Holly nearly drowns the first time she sees Leah and is rescued by a merman named Ryan who tries to convince Holly not to tell anyone of his rescue. Unbeknownst to all of them, Ryan’s otherself in the fire world is Gideon who happens to be Leah’s soulmate. Gideon is cursed and Leah will do anything to help me. She accidentally releases someone into the water world who is after Ryan. If Ryan dies, then so will Gideon.
This story is so complex and unique. I had a little difficulty keeping up with everything. I think I need a reference book just to tell me the back history of all the worlds and what not so that maybe I can keep it straight. The characters are each unique which is nice to see considering some of them are otherselves of the same person. I would love to see more of the other worlds and look forward to reading the other books in the series.
four-stars

Retribution by Shana Figueroa #Review

Retribution by Shana Figueroa #ReviewRetribution by Shana Figueroa
Published by Forever Yours on February 7th 2017
Genres: Romance, Paranormal
Pages: 368
Format: eBook
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four-half-stars

V is for vengeance . . .
Private investigator Valentine Shepherd plays by one set of rules: hers. She's haunted by dark, cryptic visions of the future, not to mention an aching hole in her chest where her heart---and the love of her life, Max Carressa---used to be. But when Val's search for a missing woman leads to her own night of terror, the only thing on Val's mind is revenge.
In the months since Val walked away from their relationship, Max has tried to move on. Yet, when she asks for his help tracking down her attacker, he knows resistance is futile; he'll do anything for Val. Even sacrifice himself to save her.

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Review
Retribution is book 2 in the Valentine Shepard series and picks up about a few months after Vengeance ends. Val and Max have broken up and it appears that Max has moved on. Val is juggling cases when one of them pulls her deep enough that she asks for help from her exes. (Yes that is supposed to be plural.)
As in the previous book, there is a lot of action, violence, and sex. Although there is more focus on the world building and plot in Retribution and less focus on the sex. Shana Figueroa isn’t afraid to kill characters off and I want to call her the Shonda Rhimes of the book world. Seriously, there are characters who feel very important to the story and then WHAM! they are dead and gone. This series is seriously addicting and I can’t get enough of these characters!

About Shana Figueroa

Shana Figueroa is a published author who specializes in romance and humor, with occasional sojourns into horror, sci-fi, and literary fiction.

She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, two young daughters, and two old pugs. She enjoys reading, writing (obviously), martial arts, video games, and SCIENCE---it's poetry in motion! By day, she serves her country in the US Air Force as an aerospace engineer. By night, she hunkers down in a corner and cranks out the crazy stories lurking in her head.

She took Toni Morrison's advice and started writing the books she wanted to read. Hopefully you'll want to read them, too!

four-half-stars

Vengeance by Shana Figueroa

Vengeance by Shana FigueroaVengeance by Shana Figueroa
Published by Forever Yours on September 6th 2016
Genres: Romance, Paranormal
Pages: 336
Format: eBook
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four-half-stars

Not every Valentine is a saint . . .
Corruption. Greed. Illicit sex. Murder. Private investigator Valentine Shepherd thinks she's seen it all, and her strange ability to glimpse the future gives her an edge no one else in the world has. But when her fiancé is killed trying to exonerate his client, billionaire Max Carressa, Val makes it her personal mission to bring the people responsible to justice, no matter the cost. Convinced the two men are linked by more than attorney-client privilege, she enlists Max's help in her investigation and gets more than she bargained for.
On the run, Val and Max must uncover who wants them dead and why. The answer leads them to a conspiracy that has Val herself at its center. She doesn't understand how or why, but time is running out to expose the truth and escape the danger she knows is coming . . .

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Vengeance is properly named. There is a lot action in this book and the body rises as you go along. Val is a PI with the power to see things in the future before they happen. She spends her time trying to change the future. To say her life is exciting is putting it mildly, especially when she loses her boyfriend, Robby. Not long after that, she meets Max who has the same ability as her and the chemistry between these two is explosive. Of course, Val feels guilty and tries to fight her attraction to Max but it doesn’t work. They have an extremely strong connection.
As things happen in this story and it progresses, there are things intertwined that are unexpected. This book is full of twists and turns and at times it’s hard to keep everything straight. This is a book you have to be paying attention to while you read or you will miss something. There aren’t many books like this one and I really enjoyed that about it! I can’t wait to read the next book!

About Shana Figueroa

Shana Figueroa is a published author who specializes in romance and humor, with occasional sojourns into horror, sci-fi, and literary fiction.

She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, two young daughters, and two old pugs. She enjoys reading, writing (obviously), martial arts, video games, and SCIENCE---it's poetry in motion! By day, she serves her country in the US Air Force as an aerospace engineer. By night, she hunkers down in a corner and cranks out the crazy stories lurking in her head.

She took Toni Morrison's advice and started writing the books she wanted to read. Hopefully you'll want to read them, too!

four-half-stars

Where the Night Ends by Melissa Toppen #Review

Where the Night Ends by Melissa Toppen #ReviewWhere the Night Ends by Melissa Toppen
on July 18th 2017
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Pages: 373
Format: eBook
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five-stars

It only takes one night-one moment, one small snippet of time-to change everything. At sixteen-years-old, Sebastian Baxter taught me that. He taught me a lot of things. He never had to work for my heart. In some unexplainable way I think it had always belonged to him anyway. We spent years loving each other, hurting each other, trying to forget each other, but no matter how hard I tried, I could never erase the memory of him. His eyes, his smile, his touch-these are all things that are embedded in my brain, tattooed on my skin, and etched into my heart. Some might think our love story is over, but deep down I know it's only just beginning. Because it's not about where the night begins, it's about where it ends...

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Review

Where the Night Ends shows that it only takes one night for everything to change. Tessa is about to start her junior year of high school. Her douche of an ex cheated on her and let everyone know she was a prude. She was feeling down on her luck when she ends up on a balcony with the guy she’s had a crush on since freshman year. Sebastian is a player in more ways than one. He’s the star quarterback and has girls falling all over him all the time. He is instantly intrigued by Tess since she doesn’t do that. After a night spent talking and getting to know each other, both of them decide they want more. As the years go by they end up breaking up and have several chances to get back together but the timing isn’t right. Neither quits thinking of the other though so eventually things have got to work out right?

I loved this book so much! Like all of Melissa Toppen’s work, this story will give you a roller coaster ride of emotions. You get all the angst and drama that comes with a high school relationship as well as all the stuff that comes after. I laughed, cried, and was heartbroken at times. I became super invested in the characters and didn’t want this book to end. I would love to know more of their story!

As with previous books I have read by Ms Toppen, the entire cast of characters was intriguing and I would love to know more about them as well. Tess’s mom and friends added so much to this story and I loved them just as much as Tess and Sebastian.

five-stars

Scandal of the Season by Liana LeFey #Review

Scandal of the Season by Liana LeFey #ReviewScandal of the Season by Liana LeFey
Published by Entangled: Select on May 30th 2017
Genres: Historical, Romance
Pages: 300
Format: Paperback
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five-stars

Five years ago, Lord Sorin Latham fled England’s shores to avoid heartbreak and scandal in the form of one Lady Eleanor Cramley. On returning home, he finds the young miss he used to scold for lack of decorum is now a stunning woman who fires his blood. But he must resist temptation or risk losing his honor as a gentleman and the friendship of those he holds dear, including Eleanor.
Lady Eleanor is determined to be the paragon of propriety Sorin urged her to become. But now that he’s back, the man she once thought of as an older brother makes her long to be anything but proper. She must make Sorin see her as worthy of his heart and his desire without losing his good opinion, or her Season will end in disgrace.

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Review

Lady Eleanor has become a woman while her dear friend Lord Sorin was away. She took his words to heart five years prior and is determined to be a proper lady and cause no one to be ashamed. When he returns, Sorin has feelings for Ellie that he cannot explain or do away with. Will a marriage proposal scare her away? What will her guardians and his best friends say?

I love this book so hard!! I couldn’t put it down and didn’t want it to end! I love Ellie so much! She truly cracked me up at times with her thoughts on marriage and Sorin. I loved that she was independent and didn’t want to rely on a man. I liked Sorin for the way he treated he women in general. He was quite a bit older but it didn’t seem that way at times. I was rooting for him the whole time!

five-stars

Royal Affair by Parker Swift #Review

Royal Affair by Parker Swift #ReviewRoyal Affair by Parker Swift
Published by Forever Yours on February 14th 2017
Genres: Romance, Contemporary
Pages: 352
Format: eBook
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three-half-stars

One seriously sexy son-of-a-duke . . .
Behind the posh British accent, Dylan Hale possesses a down-and-dirty sexiness. Off-the-charts gorgeous, a ruthless architect . . . and did I mention he's a future duke? Every time we touch, it's wildfire. All need and lust and heat. But Dylan has rules: just sex, no one can know, and in the bedroom he gets complete control. All I have to do is follow the rules, because falling in love with Dylan Hale is all it would take to screw everything up . . . royally.

Royal Scandal Series
Book 2: Royal DisasterBook 3: Royal Treatment

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Royal Affair is about, you-guessed-it, a royal and a non-royal. This trope is super overdone and so of course a few things felt familiar. I thought the author did a great job though at times it felt predictable.  One thing I will say is there was too much sex. Shocking I know but it got old after a bit and I was like seriously stop already. Don’t get me wrong the dirty talk was hot but it was just too much. Or maybe it was that it just felt boring. I’m not sure which. Overall, the book was decent and I will be reading the next one.

About Parker Swift

Parker Swift grew up in Providence, Rhode Island, and then grew up again in New York, London, and Minneapolis and currently lives in Connecticut. She has spent most of her adult life examining romantic relationships in an academic lab as a professor of social psychology. Now, she's exploring the romantic lives of her fictional characters in the pages of her books. When she's not writing, she spends her time with her bearded nautical husband and being told not to sing along to pop music in the car by her two sons.

three-half-stars

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