Review: Table for Three by Zoey Thames

Reviewed by Shelly

Josie Smith waits tables at a diner where Lucas Pearce and Dan Jackson (both billionaires) started frequenting every Friday night for the last six months. I’m not sure when Lucas and Dan realized that their interest in Josie went beyond than friendship. When the story starts, the time span has already happened so there’s a tremendous amount of story that’s told not shown.

The only thing about this story that I thought was interesting was that it was told from Josie and Lucas’s perspective. But even including Josie’s side of things she was more into the visual stimuli of Dan and Lucas together. So this read more as an m/m with a bit of ‘f’ thrown in for whatever reason. [Read more…]

Review: Something Sparked by Mari Carr

Reviewed by Shelly

I started finding errors (articles and syntax) early in this purchased book and just couldn’t help but start to judge the quality of the story. Jeannette’s from a big family but she’s chosen the life of a social recluse. I found her to be a nice person, but I didn’t understand why she chose to keep herself apart from these admittedly wonderful and loving people. They’d not hurt her in any way. I didn’t understood her pushing them away, and by the end of the book, I wasn’t made to understand either.

Jeannette doesn’t date, I don’t mean she hasn’t dated in a couple months or years – she just doesn’t date. So when a couple of firefighters, who moved to town a few years ago, flirt, tease and basically cajole her into going out with them she finally succumbs to their persuasiveness. I wouldn’t even call it charming because they weren’t. The scene when Jeannette accepted their offer of a date seemed off – I didn’t think that she’d accept based on what happened. I had a hard time believing her character changed that much in a few minutes because she’s not an impulsive person. [Read more…]

Review: Thrones of Desire by Mitzi Szereto

Reviewed by Ronelle

Fire-breathing dragons, princesses, court drama, the fate of battles and kingdoms… everything that epitomizes fantasy is here. Paint those landscapes and scenarios with the best that erotica has to offer, and you get something both epic and blood-stirring. In these lush and timeless landscapes, the battle for flesh can be as important as the battle for power. Myth and legend reside here and good is not always the most attractive or captivating choice.

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Every now and again, I get a hankering for something short and naughty (read: requires little time commitment but is still engaging). This usually happens when I get bored or stressed or have had a string of dud books. I then find myself browsing Audible’s erotica category and lamenting the lack of fantasy stories. In my most recent foray, I discovered Thrones of Desire and It. Was. Perfect. In fact, if the rest of his work is as good as this, Mitzi Szereto may have just jumped to the top of my list of favorite romance authors. [Read more…]

Review: The Lover by Robin Schone

Reviewed by Shelly

Heroine – Anne Aimes – the 36 year old spinster who pays a whore £10,000 for a month’s worth of sex.
Hero – Michael/Michel (last name unsaid) – the 40 year old former whore of the House of Gabriel.

Michael/Michel is Anne’s choice because she saw him eighteen years ago at some ball while he was procuring a new procuress. Romantic isn’t it? After being a whore since he was thirteen (age of consent), he only gave up the profession 5 years prior after he suffered a few burns burns to the merchandise – his face and body. I truly believe had it not been for that, he would still be a whore. So there’s no redemption here because he didn’t willingly stop being a whore. [Read more…]

Review: Centerfold by Kris Norris

centerfoldReviewed by Shelly

I’ve not had great success with this publisher in the past so I’ve not read any of their stories in years, but I thought what the heck, the season is right, and I was feeling particularly generous. I have to give you a back story before I start with the review because the purchase transaction unfortunately set the tone of my reality. I bought the book electronically and it took me 3 days (purchased on a Friday, downloaded on a Monday) to be able to access the file from the site. Argh! [Read more…]

Review: Wicked Pleasure Part 3 by Lora Leigh

wicked pleasure 3Reviewed by Jaimie

Oh man I just want to give everyone in this story a hug. Wicked Pleasure Part 3 is an emotional roller coaster and as predicted, it was a total tearjerker. Cam, Jaci and Chase all went through the wringer and it was heart wrenching.

Cam is driving Jaci nuts. One minute he’s crushing her heart when he won’t sleep with her and the next he’s showing her a side of him that no one else gets to see. His walls are coming down and they are making slow but sure progress. [Read more…]

Review: Wicked Pleasure Part 2 by Lora Leigh

wicked pleasure 2Reviewed by Jaimie

After the way Wicked Pleasure Part 1 ended, I couldn’t wait to get right into part 2 and Lora Leigh did not disappoint. We start learning more about what happened to Cameron Falladay when he was a teenager that made him the way he is, and man it is heartbreaking. I can tell when we get the full reveal it is going to be a tearjerker. If you haven’t already read my review of Part 1 be sure to go and check it out. [Read more…]

Review: Wicked Pleasure Part 1 by Lora Leigh

wicked pleasureReviewed by Jaimie

Wicked Pleasure: Part 1 is the first of three parts. The story is part of Lora Leigh’s Bound Hearts series and was previously released as one book. I love this series so I was looking forward to reading this one, and it had everything that makes Ms. Leigh’s books so great.

Jaci Wright has loved Cameron Falladay since she was too young to really know what love is. After tempting and teasing him for years, he finally takes her home prepared to follow through. There’s only one problem – he won’t take her unless his brother is there too. Not realizing she’s a virgin and that she doesn’t really understand what he intended, she runs when she figures it out. Her heart in pieces, she leaves town. [Read more…]

Review: Worth the Wait by Joey W Hill

worth the waitReviewed by Shelly

The prospect of a heroine who’s over the age of 35 had me overjoyed. I couldn’t say yes fast enough to reading this story, then I couldn’t wait to get started. Although this is the 9th book in Joey Hill’s ‘Nature of Desire’ series, it was mentioned that it could be read as a standalone and I was really hoping that was true.

Theater manager, Julie Ramirez recently migrated to North Carolina to open a small community theater for her friend Madison. The theater is an erotic performance theater, which I’d never heard of – the erotic part that is, and I was curious enough about so that added another level of enthusiasm. Desmond Hayes, the local roofer, who’s provided some help with a leaker roof is also a rigger and known in the local BDSM community for this rope skills. The thing is that Desmond has a secret , Type 1 Diabetes, that created its own storyline down the way. [Read more…]

Review: Angel 6.0: Concubine by Travis Luedke

angel concubineReviewed by Shelly

I’ve had this in my TBR for a while, but I’m glad I finally got around to it. The concept is interesting. Before I get started, allow me get this part done first – Angelina, yes picture the famous bearer to that name, is genetically engineered. She wasn’t born a baby and grew into adulthood, she stepped out of an incubator in an adult body and has been in a lab environment all 6 years she’s been ‘alive’. The thing about Angel is that not only is the lab the only world she’s even known or have experience with, she’s been programmed by the man who created her to have an interesting tolerance, you could even say exuberance, for pain. And that elation sets the tone for many of her actions. [Read more…]