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January 2017

Review For: Ruthless (Playboys In Love #2) by Gina L. Maxwell

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Cover:  5

Genres:  Romance, Adult, Erotica, MFM

Release Day:  January 30, 2017

Read:  January 16, 2017

Series:  Playboys In Love:  Shameless;  Ruthless;  Merciless (coming soon)

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Told in dual POVs

Synopsis:

People call me Ruthless for a reason.

Whether I’m in the court room or in the bedroom, my reputation is well-earned. I’m either working hard, working out, or working my way into some woman’s panties. But none of them share my particular kink, and I walk away feeling unsatisfied.

Until I met her.

She’s a friend of a friend, which makes her off-limits in my book. But then temptation had me by the balls and I had her up against a wall. She literally fucked my world off its axis, but it can’t happen again.

My plan was avoidance, but that got blown to shit when my firm hired her as a new junior attorney. Now I’m her boss, and I’m supposed to act like I don’t want to bend her over my desk every five minutes.

But I’ve never held myself back with anything before, so consequences be damned, it’s time to show her how damn good it feels…to be ruthless.

My Review:

Ruthless (Playboys in Love, #2)Ruthless by Gina L. Maxwell

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

One of the best I’ve read this month so far!

“Ruthless” (Playboys In Love #2) by author Gina L Maxwell.
I could kick myself for never reading this author before now. Well in my own defense, there are so many great authors around, I don’t always come across many of them unless I’m browsing. So Thank you social media for that. Especially Instagram! But in this instance the book found me. Yea!! I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. If you don’t yet have it on your TBR, you need to check it out!

Just wow! This book will get your blood heating. I loved it from the first page to the last. Ruthless was sexy and sinful, with smoking hot intimacy. The characters were sexy and lovable. Roman was arrogant while Addie was sassy and independent. The dialogue was witty and
dirty. The monologue gave us the perfect images of the complexity of these characters. I loved it so much that I put the rest of the series on my TBR. Having started the series with book two, I have some catching up to do.

Roman and Addie…..

Roman is an attorney by day. But when it’s playtime, he dances, he strips, he makes women all around him wet their panties. And when Roman picks one to ‘play’ with? Damn what a lucky girl! Roman gets what and who he wants. Except for one woman. Oh he wants her alright but he can’t have her. What makes the situation more difficult is that she wants him too. Unfortunately, she falls under one of Roman’s ‘do not touch’ rules. Addie is a friend of a good friend. No can do.

Addie…from the moment she sets her eyes on Roman, Addie is determined to have him. The hell with his stupid moral rules of ‘friend code.’ Addie is not deterred by Roman’s rule. In fact she is more determined than ever to have him. Addie loves a challenge. She will change his mind.

Addie is way too sexy and Roaman finds his resolve obliterated. But it’s just a one-and-done, right? So it shouldn’t be a big deal as long as they are on the same page. They will have their one night and move on. They don’t ever have to see each other again. Right?

When it turns out that Addie will be working for Roman they are both surprised. Unfortunately neither can seem to remember their promise to each other of one night. Things get complicated real fast. Roman likes a structured world and having Addie so close turns that world on its axis. Roman loses his resolve a second time. And many more times after that.

Roman and Addie are so good together; they have scorching hot chemistry. There is always sexual tension when they are in the same room together. Roman has very particular kinks which is why he has never stayed with any woman. Addie surprises and excites him when she voices her acceptance of his tastes. She wants to keep him so she is willing to try whatever he likes. And just wow! She was a lucky, lucky girl.

Addie and Roman are perfect for each other. The sex and intimacy between them was off the charts. I was so engrossed in every moment having read it in one sitting. They were so perfect as a couple that I just knew something was going to happen to ruin it.

Roman, Roman, Roman.

Roman ended up hurting Addie all because of a misunderstanding. But he hurt himself just as badly.

I just loved how it all turned out. The ending was amazing. I can’t wait to read the rest of this series, especially Austin’s book. I looooooved him!!!!

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Review For: Wild (A Blue Falls Novella #3.5) by Stella James

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Cover:  4

Genres: Romance, Adult, Erotica, Novella

Release Day:  February 10, 2017

Read:  January 18, 2017

Told in dual POVs

Series:  Blue Falls:  Worth The Chance;  Worth The Risk;  Clipped;  Worth The Fight;  Wild;  Worth The Wait (coming soon)

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Synopsis:

Short, sexy and to the point…

Hanna Mitchell hopped on the first thing smoking out of Blue Falls the second she graduated high school. Overcome with the need to travel and sow her wild oats, she’s spent the better part of seven years living and working abroad. Enjoying new places and new experiences whenever it strikes her fancy. When her latest fun loving Irish boyfriend breaks things off, Hanna begins to realize just how restless she’s been feeling lately and suddenly she longs for home. Her sister Mona and her husband are heading out of town for a few weeks and need a house sitter. Perfect.

Brent Doyle has seen a long list of interesting things while on duty as a highway patrol officer for the Blue Falls Sheriff’s department but nothing could have prepared him for the day he pulls over a scantily clad Hanna. The girl he spent most of his childhood teasing mercilessly has grown up into a beautiful woman. One look at her and it becomes his personal mission to talk her out of her clothes and into his bed.

As it often happens, what begins as a simple arrangement soon becomes more than either party anticipated. Can Hanna learn to let go of the past and trust in herself? Is Brent willing to wait for the woman who has unexpectedly captured his heart?

Sam Elliot, a pair of handcuffs and at least one Tolkien reference help guide this unlikely couple toward their happily ever after.

18+ Due to content

Each book in the Blue Falls series can be read as a standalone but in order to fully enjoy the supporting characters and their storylines, it is shamelessly recommended that you read the books in order.

My Review:

Wild (a Blue Falls novella 3.5)Wild by Stella James

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A sexy, erotic, and sweet romance with lovable, witty, and sassy characters.

“Wild” (A Blue Falls Novella #3.5) is by author Stella James.

Wow!
For such a short book, this had everything I love in a novel. I loved Hanna and Brent! I do admit, though, that the first time I met Brent, I wanted to punch him. He was so cocky. But that bit of irk did not last long. Nope. Not at all. Brent was sexy and turned out to be sweet. Hanna was perfect from the first page. AND, she was perfect for Brent. Their chemistry was believable and oh-so-hot!

Truthfully there was nothing about this book I didn’t love. Well, maybe that I wish it was longer.

Hanna is Mona’s sister. We met Mona in the beginning of the series and more intimately in her own book, Clipped. Hanna has a wanderer’s heart and spirit. Thanks to the abandonment of her mother, she has never been able to stay in one place for very long before she’s itching to take off. Hanna loved traveling, however she wishes her ‘spirit’ will let her settle in one place. She wants what her sister and friends have; to settle down in love with a man that will love her how she is. She never dreamed that man would be the boy that teased her mercilessly when they were kids.

Brent could not believe his eyes when he saw Hanna for the first time in eight years. He thought she was sexy and stunning. I guess maybe he shouldn’t have acted like a total prick when he pulled her over for speeding. The sexy-as-sin cop that is Brent Doyle can pull me over anytime!

Needless to say Brent wanted Hanna. Badly. What he didn’t expect was wanting her for more than one night. Brent wanted Hanna to stay with him in Blue Falls forever. I loved watching the development of Brent and Hanna’s relationship turn from lust to love. Stella’s dialogue was smart and witty. The added humor was perfect. I laughed so much with this book.

“With great cock, comes great responsibility.”
“Did you just use a Spider-man reference in regard to my dick?”
“Shit, I said that out loud.”
“Yes.”

I’m going to be sorry to see this series end; thank God there is one more book to go. That said, I look forward to more smutty love from Stella James.

*Stella, every time you give me a new hero, I have a new book boyfriend. (Of course, Asher is still my guy 😉

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Review For: Forever Dublin by Brittney Sahin

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Cover:  5

Genres:  Romance, Adult, Light suspense

Published:  January 9, 2017

Read:  January 18, 2017

Told in dual POVs – 1st person

Standalone; unrelated series

Previous title:  Forever Rome

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Forever Rome by Brittney Sahin

Synopsis; Forever Dublin:

I once lived in two different worlds—billionaire businessman by day, fighter by night. When the suit came off, the gloves came on.

It’s been five years since I last stepped into the Octagon, since my life spun out of control. I haven’t even so much as gone near a fighting ring. I promised my family I’d never raise my fists again.

But when my best mate, Les, lands himself in trouble with a notorious Dublin crime lord, I must break my promises. I have to do the one thing I vowed never to do: fight. I have to fight to save him and everyone in his life . . . including Anna Drake, the innocent and gorgeous woman Les tricked into rooming with him.

Anna Drake is off limits. She’s innocent and sweet—everything that I’m not. She’s also interning at my company—a lawsuit waiting to happen.

I have to save her, to pull her and Les out of the mess that he’s made. But the more time we spend together, the more I’m falling for her. And the more I fight, the more I crave it. I don’t deserve Anna . . . and yet, without her, I’m not sure if I can save myself. 

My Review:

Forever DublinForever Dublin by Brittney Sahin

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this book! Oh. My. God! It was amazing!

“Forever Dublin” by is by author Brittney Sahin.
My Rating: 5

Adam McGregor and Anna Drake…..

I’ll admit right now I am in complete love with Adam! I also admit that I have many, many book boyfriends. However it is not often when one ends up in my dreams at night as Adam did. He was such an amazing character; written with care. Flawed? Aren’t they all? Adam believed he was flawed more than anyone, except me. The only flaws I saw in him was that he was too galant, too hard on himself. Because of something that happened five years into his past, Adam believed himself unworthy of anything good; especially beautiful and kind Anna Drake.

Anna is one of my favorite heroines ever! Anna was also hiding from a past. But unlike Adam’s determination that he not allow himself to be happy, Anna was determined to live positively and make changes in her life.

Anna accepts an internship for three months in a large Dublin corporation. When she first arrives from Oklahoma, warily but eagerly, she learns the roommate she was supposed to share expenses with is ‘away.’ But then she meets Adam. Anna and Adam had strong chemistry from the first moment they met. But they don’t immediately act on it. Adam, because Anna is too wholesome and beautiful and kind; exactly what he doesn’t deserve. Anna’s hesitation is because Adam turns out to be the owner of the corporation she is interning with. He’s her boss!

I could easily write a lengthy summary of this book because I loved it so much, and even days later it is still so fresh on my mind. But I won’t do that. I will say that danger lurks for Anna. Adam will risk anything to keep her safe from harm; even if it means returning to the hell of his nightmare of five years.

Adam and Anna are a strong couple. Both are willing to protect and sacrifice for the other. As I mentioned earlier; their chemistry is scorching. And just add that to all the sexual tension building between them; it was inevitable they would combust when they came together intimately. (no pun intended 😉 ) They were so beautiful together.

Forever Dublin has secrets, suspense and tense moments. But the amount of angst was not overdone and yet it was enough to engross me thoroughly from first to last page.

If you love a good romance whose hero I would describe as a grizzly with the heart of a teddy; who is sexy, alpha and whose sweet and tender side is an A+ swoon-worthy rating, you will love Adam. No doubt! Anna is an amazing strong-willed heroine with a heart of gold, who I admired and envied the heck out of.

Add Forever Dublin to your TBR; you won’t be sorry. I promise!

*I voluntarily read and reviewed a copy of this book.*

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Review For: LOVING HISTORY by Chris McHart

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Cover Rating:  1

Genres:  Romance, MM

Published:  January 17, 2017

Read:  January 16, 2016

Standalone

Told in dual POVs 3rd person

ARC

Synopsis:

Fifteen years ago, they lost each other. Can they find their way back together now?

When they were teens, James Pearson and Michael Hawthorne had been lovers.

But James left their hometown to study archeology. Michael planned to do the same, but life got in the way.

Now Michael spends his days guiding tourists through the ruins of the ancient buildings of the Hohokam; not knowing that James, now Dr. Pearson, just came back to Arizona to work at the same museum.

They once shared a love story, but can they find it again and rekindle its flames? Flames that are strong enough to burn through a fifteen-year-old gap?

My Review:

Loving HistoryLoving History by Chris McHart

3.5 Stars.
Very romantic and sappy for a MM. There was love and tenderness and a bit of angst but it fell a little flat for me. Honestly I would’ve felt the same had it been a MF romance. Also, I did not like the cover at all. I would not have chosen this book based on the cover. Though, as a whole, it was a sweet story.
Full review coming soon.

Full Review:
“Loving History” is by author Chris McHart.
My Rating: 3.5
Cover Rating: 1

This is a story of second chance love. Michael and James were once teenage lovers. Truth is, they grew up together but were purely friends until they reached the age of sixteen. When they were eighteen or nineteen, James broke up the relationship with Michael to go overseas to study archeology. Michael would be going to college in California because his family couldn’t afford to send him with James. Michael was devastated. James thought he was doing the right thing by ‘setting them free’ as he explained it. Nothing pisses me off more in a story then when one partner thinks he knows whats best for the relationship.

Fifteen years later we learn that Michael suffered many hardships in his life and as a result, he never left Arizona. His opportunity to go away to college was lost. From the first pages, I knew Michael had a tenuous life. He was living less than average circumstances; paycheck to paycheck. Seeing how Michael ended up I decided then I didn’t like James. He broke Michael’s heart. He never once contacted Michael to see how he was doing.

When James returns to town, after fifteen years, to accept the archeology position at the museum Michael currently works at, they are stunned to see each other. Michael realizes how bitter and angry he still is over James abandonment and he wants closure. James missed Michael so much. No one ever owned his heart like Michael had. James was devastated and filled with regret when he learns of all Michael suffered through the years. He was especially upset to learn that Michael never got the chance to go to college and pursue his own dreams of being an archeologist. Alongside his guilt for leaving and hurting Michael so badly, James realizes he never stopped loving Michael. James wants them to be together again but Michael does not want to trust James again with his heart.

What follows is the story of how these two find their way back together. It wasn’t easy; James had to work very hard and be persistent to prove to Michael he would never leave him again. I was so happy that Michael didn’t make it easy for James. James eventually won me over. By the end of the book, he redeemed himself.

So I’ll be honest here; I was asked to review this book. I was happy to do so and write an honest review. There was a time that I didn’t want to read MM. But over the past year, I introduced myself to a few authors who write this genre and I loved it. That said, I need to be honest and add that I would not have chosen this book based on the cover. I think a different cover AND title would go a long way in selling more copies. Would I read more of this author? Yes. I don’t judge by one or two books. And the story was sweet.

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Release Blitz And Review For: PLAYNG THE GAME (A Beautiful Game #1) by Karen Frances

 

Title: Playing the Game
Series: A Beautiful Game #1
Author: Karen Frances
Genre: Romance
Release Date: January 16, 2017
Blurb

International football star Fletcher Adams always has an eye on the ladies and, more often than not, one on each arm. The sexy football pin-up knows he needs to make changes in his life, but changes don’t come easily. It’s time to head home to Scotland, away from everything that distracts him, and concentrate on Playing the Game.

Jessica Taylor, a young ambitious business woman, has her whole life mapped out. With her own home, a boyfriend, and a baby on the way, her life is moving along according to plan. When the unimaginable happens, her world crashes down and the happy life she had is plunged into darkness.

A meeting of chance brings together two very different people from different worlds. Both are trying to move forward from pasts that haunt them. While Jessica is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life, Fletcher is trying to prove he’s calmed his wild ways and is ready to be the man to help piece her heart back together. Will Fletcher Adams be the right man to save her, or will she be the one to save him?

Purchase Links
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Excerpt

Fletcher“You’re Fletcher, aren’t you?” a tall blonde with legs that go on for miles asks, resting her hand on my shoulder. Logan smiles with a look that says you’ve pulled tonight. She is pretty tidy looking, but has overdone it in the make-up department. I rake my eyes in appreciation over her body. Curves in all the right places, and those tits, bloody hell…I could have a lot

of fun with those as I slide between them, but of course, they’re probably fake.

“Yeah,” I say, even though I shouldn’t, but I’m sure the rest of the guys are loving the female attention they’re getting. “Drinks all around,” I call out.

The bartender smiles as he looks at our company. Even he has an idea of how tonight will end.

The blonde tells me her name, but I don’t take any notice. I don’t want to remember her name in the morning, or whenever I creep out of her bed. Makes it easier that way. As the alcohol flows freely, the blonde keeps trying to persuade me to get on the dance floor with her. She seems the type that wouldn’t mind putting on one hell of a floor show. I might be on the drunk side now, but I’m still cautious. I’ve definitely learned my lesson over the years; you just never know who is lurking around, ready to get pictures. She can do what she wants for me in private later on, though.
Author Bio

Karen Frances currently lives just outside Glasgow, Scotland, with her husband, five children and two dogs, although she does dream of living somewhere warm and sunny. Her days are spent helping her husband run their busy family business. She spends some of her free time trying to keep fit and prepare healthy meals for her family, when their busy schedules allow them to sit down at meal times together. The rest of her free time she uses to plot and write and occasionally read.

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MY REVIEW:

Playing the Game (A Beautiful Game, #1)Playing the Game by Karen Frances

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“Playing The Game” – A Beautiful Game book One – is by author Karen Frances.
My Rating: 5
Book Cover Rating: 4

*Not a standalone*

This is one of the hardest reviews to write, for me. I have truly been reflecting on this review for a week. I did love it! However, unfortunately, the cliffhanger unravelled all the good feelings I had. It left me speechless and angry. However, I wasn’t speechless for long because the foul words that spewed from my mouth went on for a while. I guess you can infer that I am not a fan of cliffhangers. At all! While plenty of my fellow readers don’t mind them, it’s not my thing. I am impatient and don’t want to be kept waiting months for my happily ever after. When I dove into this book, I was not aware of how it would end. Had I known, would I have still read it? Probably not. That said, I promise to give the fair rating that this story deserves, keeping my feeling regarding the cliffhanger from influencing that.

As an avid reader of romance I was thoroughly engrossed. The first few chapters were a bit slow while the author was building the story. This was an emotional book. I will keep details and spoilers out of my review. As far as the “feels” go, Playing The Game had it all. I mean that very literally. There was an underlying suspense aspect that hangs around most of the book. It kept the story engaging and intense. Although our H/h begin a relationship (but not immediately) there is always an element of darkness hovering, keeping them in a cautious state of mind.

Fletcher is the stereotypical “player” athlete. He has recently come to a crossroad in his life and he realizes it’s time to take a different path. Currently an international professional “football” star, he asks management for a transfer. The transfer brings Fletcher to his childhood home of Scotland where he settles at his deceased grandparents home. There is a sad story there. This was the only place Fletcher ever felt like it was “home.” The only placed he ever felt loved.

Fletcher is determined to stay away from his usual brand of trouble; what led to his public reputation as a womanizer. When Fletcher meets the beautiful and broken Jessica all his instincts to protect come to the forefront. But he knows Jessica deserves better than the likes of him. That said, Fletcher tries to keep their interactions short and light. Although he keeps a respectful distance at first, that doesn’t last.

Jessica thought life was going well. And then in the blink of an eye, it wasn’t. Jessica didn’t know how to get through a single day without heartache and emotional pain. Meeting Fletcher is what helped begin her healing process. Her healing was slow and gradual but Fletcher was there to keep her focused and on a positive path. Their development emotionally as a couple starts slowly and continues cautiously. I was so impressed with Fletcher. He was an amazing hero. He was kind and patient. He was also protective and went out of his way make life easier for Jessica. I will say again that Playing The Game is packed with all the “feels” so be prepared for anything.

So…..regardless of the evil that is the cliffhanger, I was completely into this book. Fletcher grew so much in character, as well as Jessica. I absolutely can’t wait (I mean that literally) for book two. Fletcher and Jessica’s love for each other is strong and I believe they will overcome what comes next, even though I know their road to happily ever after is beaten and battered with emotional obstacles.

**I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced reader’s copy of this novel, given to me by the author via Give Me Books Promotions**

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Release Blitz For: CALL ME DADDY by Jade West




Title: Call Me Daddy 
Author : Jade West
Genre: Erotic, Romance,  
Cover: RBA Designs 
 
 

 

 

 
I want him to be my first.
I want him to be the one.
I want him to be my everything.
I didn’t expect to spend my eighteenth birthday stranded in the pouring rain with no way to make it home. 
I didn’t expect to be rescued from the worst night of my life by the most amazing man I’d ever seen.
His name is Nick, and he says he wants to take care of me, says he’ll look after me, says I don’t need to be alone anymore.
He treats me like a princess, like the fragile little girl he saved from the cold. 
But I like him… I like him like that. 
I’ve never liked anyone like that before…
And it’s weird, this thing we have… 
It’s like I can’t decide how we’re supposed to be… what we are… 
Until he says the words…
Call me Daddy.
Warning.
If Daddy smut is your kink, dive right in. If not, this definitely, definitely is not the book for you.
You have been warned. 

I don’t issue this warning lightly. 😀


 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

Jade has increasingly less to say about herself as time goes on, other than the fact she is an author, but she’s happy with this fact. 

Living in imaginary realities and having a legitimate excuse for it is really all she’s ever wanted. 
Jade is as dirty as you’d expect from her novels, and talking smut makes her smile. 
She lives in the Herefordshire countryside with a couple of hounds and a guy who’s able to cope with her inherent weirdness. 

 

She has a red living room, decorated with far more zebra print than most people could bear and fights a constant battle with her addiction to Coca-Cola.

 

 

 

 

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Review For: TYLER (Inked Brotherhood #2) by Jo Raven

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Cover Rating:  5

Genres:  Romance, Adult, Erotica, Violence, Substance Abuse

Published:  July 21, 2014

Read 1x:  August 20, 2014

Re-read:  May 20, 2016

Told in dual POVs

Series:  Inked Brotherhood:  Kiss Me Goodbye (prequel to Asher);  Asher;  Tyler;  Zane;  What I Want For Christmas:  Zane And Dakota short story;  Dylan;  Rafe;  Inked Babies Epilogue

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Synopsis:

TYLER (Inked Brotherhood #2)

Four years have passed since I left home, my parents, and my brother Asher behind – since I shut out my past.

And Erin. Four years since I last saw her, since I heard her voice and held her in my arms. I’ve spent my time forging a path from woman to woman, from bed to bed, trying to find an answer. But I think I’ve lost my way. There’s no light at the end of the dark.

No big surprise. I carry the dark inside me. I’m a bastard – branded as such from the start. I never give my phone number and address. I take my pleasure, and don’t come back for seconds. No commitments, no promises and no happy endings. Yeah, I’m a bastard down to the bone and I don’t give a damn.

But now I’m back in my birth town, the town I fled at eighteen – back to make amends to the brother I abandoned and watch from afar the only girl I’ve ever wanted. Hope isn’t a currency I can afford. I learned that lesson long ago.

Yet when she looks at me and says my name, I can’t help but hope.

Standalone novel. No cliffhanger.

*Warning: this book contains graphic language, sex, and violence. Mature readers only. Not intended for young readers.*

Inked Brotherhood Series:

Five boys brought together by fate. Five young men trying to overcome their troubled pasts. Five tattoos marking them as a brotherhood built on tragedy. Will they find understanding and rise above the pain?

Five girls tied by friendship. Five young women fighting their own demons. Five lives laced with sorrow. Will they be strong enough to save the men they love and make them happy?

The series comprises five interconnected, stand-alone novels: Asher, Tyler, Zane, Dylan and Rafe.

My Review:

Tyler (Inked Brotherhood, #2)Tyler by Jo Raven

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

TYLER (Inked Brotherhood #2) is by Jo Raven.

So I’ve read this book a couple of times and recently realized I never gave it a proper review. Time to rectify that…..

Tyler is the second book in the Inked Brotherhood series. It was no less intense and tragic than book one, Asher, who is Tyler’s younger brother.

I’m going to warn you now. You will fall in love with Tyler. You will feel protective of him and you will want to hurt those that have hurt him. Just saying. Jo Raven does not write fluff. Not even close. Jo’s heroes may be tattooed, sexy hotties, but they are broken, tortured and in need of love and healing. Four years ago Tyler left home abruptly. You will absolutely cry when you learn about Tyler’s past. He had to leave behind his younger brother Asher, and the sweet girl he loved, Erin. But now he’s back. Tyler wants to reconnect with Asher and make amends for leaving but Asher is angry and hurt. As far as Asher is concerned, Tyler abandoned him and he doesn’t want to forgive. Tyler doesn’t know how to move past Asher’s anger but he needs to try and make up for the past. A past which was not his fault. Erin is the girl he left behind without a word. To say she is angry and hurt is an understatement. However, Tyler doesn’t think he should try to reconnect with Erin. He believes himself too damaged and she deserves the best. Certainly not the broken soul that he is now. The horrific reasons that Tyler left may no longer be relevant but unfortunately he has new horrors to deal with.

I don’t want to give away any details. Tyler’s issues will unravel slowly and with each setback you will be right there with him. You will feel his pain and torment. You will pray for him and those close to him; those he loves, as his secrets are revealed. Tyler is overwhelmed with love and support; something he never had before. Tyler will have his happily ever after. I promise!

Love isn’t always enough to heal the horrors of the past…but sometimes it is.

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Review For: Call Me Daddy by Jade West

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Cover Rating:  5

Genres:  Daddy Kink, Erotica, Romance

Published:  January 15, 2017

Read:  January 15, 2017

Standalone

Told in dual POVs

Synopsis:

I want him to be my first.

I want him to be the one.

I want him to be my everything.

I didn’t expect to spend my eighteenth birthday stranded in the pouring rain with no way to make it home.

I didn’t expect to be rescued from the worst night of my life by the most amazing man I’d ever seen.

His name is Nick, and he says he wants to take care of me, says he’ll look after me, says I don’t need to be alone anymore.

He treats me like a princess, like the fragile little girl he saved from the cold.

But I like him… I like him like that.

I’ve never liked anyone like that before…

And it’s weird, this thing we have…

It’s like I can’t decide how we’re supposed to be… what we are…

Until he says the words…

Call me Daddy.

My Review:

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My Rating: 3.5
Cover: 5
Standalone

First I need to say that ‘daddy kink’ is not one of my favorite genres of romance. That said, I dove into this book with eagerness and optimism because Jade West has never let me down. I have not read that many books with this kink so I will do my best to give an honest review. Being a fan of Jade’s writing, I thought I knew what to expect when diving into this book. (view spoiler) Well I was wrong. Wrong. Wrong. The first several chapters were great. I mean that. The build up of Nick and Laine’s relationship was done well. Their interactions were cautious but the build up of sexual tension was considerable. Hot. Hot. Hot. There were many moments in this book that I loved. And there were some I didn’t. Those particular moments were cringe-worthy. To tell you the truth, I laughed it off because it was so over-the-top gross. (inserts laughing emoji) Obviously I didn’t connect to either Nick or Laine. Laine used the word ‘icky’ quite a bit…that about sums it up for me too. But as I said before, not all of the book was like that. The last 10% of the book seemed to be a revelation for Nick. Thank God! 😉 I would call this read a roller coaster being that it started out great then dipped to the land of ick (I’m laughing again), and ended great as well. So yeah, overall I enjoyed it.

Nick is a well-off, 42 year old businessman; a partner in a successful accounting firm. He lives alone and leads a solitary life which is what he prefers. A bit of a sad story there. Nick is not a ‘player’ and I inferred from the story that this may have been his first time experiencing the role play of ‘daddy kink.’ But it was obvious he has thought about it. When Nick first meets Laine, his instincts to protect, possess, and care for her every need, was strong. I literally mean ‘every’ need.

Laine is an 18 year old college student. She lives alone with her loser mom whose is gone more than she is there to care for her daughter. One night, Laine finds herself in a dangerous situation and it’s Nick that comes to her rescue. Laine instantly connects with Nick. her first impression is that she wishes he was the daddy she never had. It’s not long though before ‘little’ Laine is thinking dirty thoughts. Laine was very immature; she literally acted like a child. She was innocent as well. However, Laine was not naive; she had the epitome of a dirty mind.

This book was not only ‘daddy kink’ with a huge side of smut; there is a storyline. Nick does have a past. Overall I enjoyed Call Me Daddy. But I am going to warn you now, as does the author in her blurb, if this kink is not your thing and you find it disturbing, this is not the book for you. Jade takes this book to a taboo level. That said, I used my sense of humor to get me through some moments.

**I voluntarily read and reviewed and advanced reader’s copy of this novel**

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Review For: Playing The Game (A Beautiful Game book one) by Karen Frances

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Book Cover Rating:  4

Genres:  Romance, Adult, Sports, Domestic Abuse

Release Date:  January 16, 2017

Read:  January 7, 2017

Series:  A Beautiful Game Book One; not a standalone

Told in dual POVs, first person

Synopsis:

International football star Fletcher Adams always has an eye on the ladies and, more often than not, one on each arm. The sexy football pin-up knows he needs to make changes in his life, but changes don’t come easily. It’s time to head home to Scotland, away from everything that distracts him, and concentrate on Playing the Game.

Jessica Taylor, a young ambitious business woman, has her whole life mapped out. With her own home, a boyfriend, and a baby on the way, her life is moving along according to plan. When the unimaginable happens, her world crashes down and the happy life she had is plunged into darkness.

A meeting of chance brings together two very different people from different worlds. Both are trying to move forward from pasts that haunt them. While Jessica is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life, Fletcher is trying to prove he’s calmed his wild ways and is ready to be the man to help piece her heart back together. Will Fletcher Adams be the right man to save her, or will she be the one to save him?

My Review:

Playing the Game (A Beautiful Game, #1)Playing the Game by Karen Frances

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“Playing The Game” – A Beautiful Game book One – is by author Karen Frances.
My Rating: 5

*Not a standalone*

This is one of the hardest reviews to write, for me. I have truly been reflecting on this review for a week. I did love it! However, unfortunately, the cliffhanger unravelled all the good feelings I had. It left me speechless and angry. However, I wasn’t speechless for long because the foul words that spewed from my mouth went on for a while. I guess you can infer that I am not a fan of cliffhangers. At all! While plenty of my fellow readers don’t mind them, it’s not my thing. I am impatient and don’t want to be kept waiting months for my happily ever after. When I dove into this book, I was not aware of how it would end. Had I known, would I have still read it? Probably not. That said, I promise to give the fair rating that this story deserves, keeping my feeling regarding the cliffhanger from influencing that.

As an avid reader of romance I was thoroughly engrossed. The first few chapters were a bit slow while the author was building the story. This was an emotional book. I will keep details and spoilers out of my review. As far as the “feels” go, Playing The Game had it all. I mean that very literally. There was an underlying suspense aspect that hangs around most of the book. It kept the story engaging and intense. Although our H/h begin a relationship (but not immediately) there is always an element of darkness hovering, keeping them in a cautious state of mind.

Fletcher is the stereotypical “player” athlete. He has recently come to a crossroad in his life and he realizes it’s time to take a different path. Currently an international professional “football” star, he asks management for a transfer. The transfer brings Fletcher to his childhood home of Scotland where he settles at his deceased grandparents home. There is a sad story there. This was the only place Fletcher ever felt like it was “home.” The only placed he ever felt loved.

Fletcher is determined to stay away from his usual brand of trouble; what led to his public reputation as a womanizer. When Fletcher meets the beautiful and broken Jessica all his instincts to protect come to the forefront. But he knows Jessica deserves better than the likes of him. That said, Fletcher tries to keep their interactions short and light. Although he keeps a respectful distance at first, that doesn’t last.

Jessica thought life was going well. And then in the blink of an eye, it wasn’t. Jessica didn’t know how to get through a single day without heartache and emotional pain. Meeting Fletcher is what helped begin her healing process. Her healing was slow and gradual but Fletcher was there to keep her focused and on a positive path. Their development emotionally as a couple starts slowly and continues cautiously. I was so impressed with Fletcher. He was an amazing hero. He was kind and patient. He was also protective and went out of his way make life easier for Jessica. I will say again that Playing The Game is packed with all the “feels” so be prepared for anything.

So…..regardless of the evil that is the cliffhanger, I was completely into this book. Fletcher grew so much in character, as well as Jessica. I absolutely can’t wait (I mean that literally) for book two. Fletcher and Jessica’s love for each other is strong and I believe they will overcome what comes next, even though I know their road to happily ever after is beaten and battered with emotional obstacles.

**I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced reader’s copy of this novel, given to me by the author via Give Me Books Promotions**

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