Review: Curvy by Alexa Riley

curvyReviewed by Shelly

I’ve read Alexa Riley’ work before and she always brings the fun. This time it’s in novella form about a young curvy model who gets hired by a rich hedge fund owner (aren’t they all?) for a lingerie ad campaign for a new investment company. Coming back from vacation with her family, Cali Carr gets a call from her manager/agent about an upcoming job. Little does she know that she’s been requested by Flynn Long who after seeing her picture now has a… what I would call ‘stalker’ thing for her.

This is quick read that takes place in a very short time frame. I can’t say it wasn’t good, but then again I had some hesitation about Flynn ‘me Jane you Tarzan’ and Cali ‘okay’ with whatever Flynn said. What I didn’t like about Flynn’s behavior – he was too basic – a bunch of grunts and moans, and he just came off as a rutting bull to me. And Cali – for a girl with her v-card, she thought Flynn’s brutish behavior was perfectly acceptable.  After spending the night at Flynn’s house, she wakes up to a locked, from the outside, door and is agreeable to Flynn’s excuse – “I didn’t want you to leave” excuse. [Read more…]

Review: P.S. You’re Mine by Alexa Riley

ps youre mineReviewed by Shelly

A fun novella by a new to me author. Katie Lovely, a young high school teacher, is a bit shy when it comes to guys – okay, she’s a lot shy. During a class project for which her students are tasked with writing to soldiers stationed overseas, Katie finds her class one student shy. Left with little choice but to send a letter herself, she writes to Sgt Major Mark Gunner (even the name sounds awesome). Mark’s on his last tour. He’s put in his 20 years and is ready to retire from his current role; that’s especially true when he reads Katie’s first letter. [Read more…]

Review: For the First Time (An Anthology)

for the first timeReviewed by Shelly

Title: Sole
Author: Alessandre Torre

This is a follow up from Hollywood Dirt. The author is new to me so I’m not familiar with the initial story. The short piece was fun, though, and was surprisingly witty and captivating. They’re a married couple, he’s a gorgeous Hollywood actor and she’s pretty in an understated way. The story happens during an hour of their lives. [Read more…]