Review: Until Trevor by Aurora Rose Reynolds

Reviewed by Ericka

I really have no idea as to why I read this second installment, especially because I didn’t like the first book (Until November). Surprisingly, I enjoyed this one slightly more than the first one. The female lead, Liz, was so much more likable than November. I didn’t find myself eye rolling the characters as much as I did in the first installment.

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Review: Until November by Aurora Rose Reynolds

Reviewed by Ericka

I had mixed feelings about this book. I have read my fair share of dominant alpha males but this one was disappointing and frustrating.

November moved from New York to Tennessee to live with her father following a brutal attack. Her father owns a strip club and offers her a job working with the bookkeeping and financials during closing hours. The one time she is there during operating hours, she is confronted by the security guard Asher Mayson. When she first meets Asher he is rude, mean, and has some out of line assumptions.

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Review: The Kiss Thief by L.J. Shen

Reviewed by Ericka

I have read LJ Shen’s previous series called the Sinners of Saints series but this one is my favorite out of all the others she has written. For one it has the mafia and I love anything dealing with the mafia.

Francesca is the daughter of a powerful mafia leader. She has been groomed her whole life that after graduating high school her main concern and focus is to get married and produce heirs to the family business. On the night of the masquerade (which everyone is dressed as gods and goddesses) she feels like fate is going to bring her and her childhood love together but things take a turn for the worst and her fate as she would have it is stolen from her.

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Review: Bartender With Benefits by Mickey Miller

Reviewed by Ericka

This is the fourth installment in the Blackwell After Dark Series. Out of all of them, this one is my favorite. One of my favorite tropes is when childhood friends become lovers.

Clarissa Hanks has returned home from Harvard to be with her mother after she was diagnosed with cancer. She is also they younger sister of Cole who was the main character in book one, Professor with Benefits. Clarissa doesn’t really know exactly what she wants in life or which direction to start. Mason is Cole’s best friend. He has always had feelings for Clarissa but for the sake of his friendship with Cole he doesn’t act on those feelings. Mason has always wanted to open his own bar. When he goes through the process of getting a business loan they are mistaken as a couple and as business partners and the only way to secure the loan they have to proceed with the fake relationship.

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Review: Mechanic with Benefits by Mickey Miller

Reviewed by Ericka

This is the second book in the Blackwell stand alone series. It begins being steamy, hot, and a lot of adult sexy time.

Haley is on her way to her sister’s wedding and has to travel alone since she recently broke off her engagement. Her car breaks down in the small town of Blackwell where everything closes early and her options are limited. She is heart broken and desperate. She walks in the rain and stumbles upon a mechanic shop and there she meets the town’s all around jerk, Liam. He is extremely rude and is reluctant to help her. She also puts him in another predicament of being her fake boyfriend for the wedding. After much arguing he agrees but only with one condition. He gets to have her whenever and however he wants her.

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Ericka’s Favorites of 2018

by Ericka

It seemed that this year all of the books that I read consisted of Dominant Alpha males. I must have a soft spot for the ones that have dark gruesome past or the Doms that are into some really hardcore mess. These are authors that were all new to me with the exception of one that I recommend.

The Stolen Duet Duology by BB Reid which consists of book one being The Bandit and book two being The Knight. I wasn’t sure if I was going to like this duology because it has some tropes that are definitely on my “Most Hated Tropes” list. After two recommendations from friends I decided to give it a try. Mostly what got me hooked on them is because they are about the Mafia. I love a good book about the Mafia. These two books are lengthy but because of the pace of the books they can be finished within one sitting. I finished them both in two days and I would recommend to read them back to back if you decided to read them.

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Review: Hate Notes by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

Reviewed by Ericka

This story reminds me of those cute cozy little Hallmark romance movies. Charlotte has just broken her engagement off after finding her ex-fiance cheating on her. She goes to the bridal shop to return her dress to get a refund but can only get an exchange or store credit. While she is there, she finds a gown that is absolutely beautiful, and inside the gown is sewn a hand written note stitched in from the groom. She has no idea who the couple is but finds the gesture romantic. She gets the dress and conducts some drunk research. [Read more…]

Review: Professor with Benefits by Mickey Miller

Reviewed by Ericka

This is an author that I recently stumbled on earlier this year and he is definitely one that I believe is underrated.  This Dom-Com is about a college student living in Blackwell named Rose that is studying to become a sex therapist. She has never had sex before, being that she wants her first time to be more for research purposes. She thinks that her teacher would be great to help her with her “research.” All she wants is sixty days, and after that everything go back to normal. [Read more…]

Review: The Strongest Steel by Scarlett Cole

Reviewed by Ericka

Harper Connelly had been in hiding for years from her ex that had physically abused her. She is living with horrific scars on her back as a constant reminder of what she had to endure while being with him.  Even though he is in prison, Harper is constantly being cautious about her surroundings, looking over her shoulder, and getting nervous anytime someone is near her. Her physical scars left her suffering mentally and from having any kind of normality. After finally getting tired of what her life has become, she goes to a tattoo shop call Second Circle owned my Trent Andrews. Trent is a tattoo artist that specializes in covering scars. He enjoys life and wants to live it to his fullest. When he meets Harper, he sees something in her that makes him want to risk everything to get close to her and help her rebuild her confidence. [Read more…]

Review: Undeniably His by Emery Jacobs

Reviewed by Ericka

This New Adult Contemporary is bittersweet and has its moments of tugging at your heart. Emmie Carmichael has everything that she could possibly want. She has a great job, house, and husband. The only thing that is missing is her being able to have a baby. This causes a strain on her marriage and after some time her husband confesses to her that his girlfriend is pregnant and wants a divorce.

Emmie is devastated and tries to move on with her life and rebuild from scratch. When her car breaks down she is gets it towed to a local automotive shop and there she meets the owner, Beau.

Beau has his own demons that haunt him and is very strict with whom he lets into his life. He knows that Emmie is off limits and deserves so much more but when he is given a proposition he has no choice but to accept it. [Read more…]