Archives for July 2015

Review: The Taming of the Billionaire by Jessica Clare

taming of the billionaireReviewed by Janell

This is a loose adaptation of The Taming of the Shrew. Edie, the shrew, is an animal behaviorist, helping people with their cats. It doesn’t pay well, and she adopts almost every unwanted cat she sees, so she is practically a stereotypical cat lady. But as she sees it, “Just because girls happened to like cats didn’t mean they were hideous unloveable creatures.” Because of a ski accident, she has a busted up knee, so she wears orthopedic shoes and limps and has to sit and stretch her leg a lot. Her beautiful sister, Bianca, acts as Edie’s assistant and driver. [Read more…]

Review: Tainted Kiss by Sharon Kay

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000038_00064]Reviewed by Jen

This book reminded me of PNR series in the vein of Midnight Breeds. We’ve got some otherworldly demon warriors who protect the world(s) from bad demons, bent on domination. They are very powerful and super-alpha and can only really step out of that zone when they find their other half and form a mate bond. It’s a tried and true formula of the genre, because in most cases it work, and this series is no exception. [Read more…]

Review: Focus on Me by Megan Erickson

focus on meReviewed by Janell

Summer road trip time, again! This is a sequel to Trust the Focus, which was also a road trip. I think I like this trope. So Colin is a self-described gay hick from the South who played football in college in California before flunking out. He’s headed home to work at his parents’ barbecue restaurant, and he’s totally fine with it. He realizes that college isn’t for him, and he misses home.

At a gas station outside of Las Vegas, he notices a guy in fancy boots and fashionable clothes. Colin nicknames him Catwalk in his head, because Colin nicknames everyone. Catwalk is stranded because he thought he could catch a bus, but there’s no bus. Colin impulsively offers him a ride. After a brief discussion about which of them might be a serial killer, Catwalk accepts. [Read more…]

Review: Pursued by the Rogue by Kelly Hunter

pursued by the rogueReviewed by Shelly

A short but well told romance in the ‘Fairy Tales of New York’ series, I enjoyed my first story by this author. Smart, driven and socially awkward Dawn Turner has been in love with smart, driven, not socially awkward Finbar Sullvan since she was a teenager. During their younger years, Dawn and Fin had a single indiscretion that went further and had more repercussions that either of them ever planned. After 10 years of no contact, can these two put aside their past to build a future? [Read more…]

Review: Touch of the Demon by Diana Rowland

touch of the demonReviewed by Jen

I am struggling with my feelings right now — struggling with what to make of this book, which essentially turns the entire series on its ear.  Is it good? Yes.  Let me say that first. It is a good book. In fact, it reached me emotionally more than the ones that came before it.  It is full of twists and turns and feelings and betrayal.  I was on the edge of my seat and had my heart in my throat more than once. Diana Rowland is a gifted author.

But. The main character has been plucked from the world and circumstances she has inhabited for the first four books. She is dropped into an entirely different dimension and it changes everything.  I felt like I was reading an entirely different series. What was once a police procedural with a paranormal element is now … Well, I don’t what it is anymore. Pure fantasy? Maybe? It’s entirely set in the demon world. No crime, no police, no urban half of the urban fantasy. [Read more…]

Review: Insider by Olivia Cunning

insiderReviewed by Shelly

This is my first Olivia Cunning story and the first in her ‘Exodus End’ series. What I didn’t know before I started this is that there’s an entire library of books and stories that are related to this. From what I can gather this is an off shoot from Cunning’s ‘Sinner’ series which is coincidently about another rock band. I think there might also be another series, but I’m neither sure nor curious. Honestly, if they’re anything like this story, I’ll kindly pass. I’m sure if you’re a fan of either the author or her any of her series, then this might be a story you’d enjoy. [Read more…]

Review: Wounded Hearts by Jayne Rylon

wounded heartsReviewed by Jen

Let me start out by saying that fans of the Men in Blue series love this book. All you need to do is check out its Goodreads page and you’ll find a sea of 4 and 5 star reviews. I say this first because before I started reading, I had no experience with this series. I was intrigued by the cover and sold by the blurb. I had no idea this was the fifth book in an erotic suspense series featuring BDSM and multiple menage stories. Thankfully (for me) those elements were only on the periphery here, but the erotic vibe is still very strong –and while there is a plot– the sex was a much bigger part of the story than I expected. [Read more…]

Review: The Maddening Lord Montwood by Vivienne Lorret

maddening lord montwoodReviewed by Jen

Vivienne Lorrett wraps up her Rakes of Fallow Hall trilogy with Lucian’s story. Lucian is the dark, broody member of the trio of friends who wagered against ever getting married. And he is the last man standing, with only 6 months to go. It should be easy for him to hold out because A) he really has no plans to ever marry and B) that 10-thousand pound payout is essentially a matter of life and death for him. [Read more…]

Review: Porn Star by Sam Crescent

porn starReviewed by Shelly

Don’t let the name fool you, it’s not all about c*cks and pus*sy. It’s actually a wanna be sweet story about a guy who happens to have a 10 inch penis and is a porn star and the girl who falls in love with them both.

Jason ‘Bone Harder’ Bone (don’t get that confused with Jason Bourne) is tired of having sex 2 – 3 times a day for his job. He and his 10 inches have been satisfying their audiences for the last ten years and he’s grown weary. On a random night after a movie shoot, Jason and his best friend Richard ‘Rich Fu*k’ (not sure of his last name) randomly go to a club where Sydney Marshall and her sister Dawn have decided to go. Sydney’s last relationship was over a year prior and she’s starting to feel the itch, just a little bit. When she meets Jason, it’s initially not great, but Jason promptly wins Sydney over and they end up having dinner and great conversation that same night. [Read more…]

Review: The Hurricane by RJ Prescott

hurricaneReviewed by Jen

It’s rare for me to venture into the realm of contemporary romance and even rarer for me to open an NA book, but this blurb sucked me in. I’m usually all about a tortured hero, but in this case our heroine is the one who is deeply damaged and she finds a chance at an entirely new life with the powerful, Irish boxer who falls in love with her. [Read more…]