Review of Show Me Something (Something #5) by Aubrey Bondurant

“Sorry, it’s just, well, it’s a really great cock.”


Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 301 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

The light of the future can only be found by stepping out of the darkness of the past…

After leaving her marriage, Juliette Walker wants to accomplish many new things, but meeting a new man certainly isn’t part of her plan.

Plagued with struggles over her past, she seeks the advice of a professional. But after unloading her most intimate thoughts to the handsome stranger with dark hair and glasses at a friend’s party, she discovers he isn’t the man she thinks he is.

Although Juliette comes into Mark Hine’s life like an unexpected tornado, he finds himself intrigued by the bundle of energy who spills her secrets in a drunken barrage.

Despite swearing off dating permanently since the tragic death of his fiancee, he keeps finding excuses to spend time with the single mom who makes him laugh and brings him out of his shell.

In the aftermath of Juliette’s most humiliating experience to date, she’s convinced Mark has permanently friend-zoned her, until the moment it becomes shockingly clear she couldn’t be more wrong.

But will demons of the past threaten to derail the opportunity for love? Or can two damaged hearts overcome their painful histories to find a future of happiness together?

***Show Me Something is for mature audiences due to steamy bedroom scenes that are in no way contained to just the bedroom.***

Full Length Standalone book with no cliffhanger. Fifth book of the “Something Series”.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Juliette is a single mother who is trying to make a new life for her and her son. After leaving her husband (a dirty, drug addicted cop who cheated on her) she has relied a lot on her friends and their generosity. She isn’t one for handouts though so she does everything she can to give back to those who have continually helped her.

Mark (Love him because he has my last name!) is an unorganized lawyer who has spent years, and I mean years, unable to move on from losing his fiancé in a car accident. He’s quiet in public and a little awkward at times, but he’s an extremely nice man.

Their initial meeting leaves Juliette embarrassed beyond words, but then again she tends to word vomit on a regular basis. Her insecurities and pretty much anything else she has on her mind (appropriate or not) likes to explode filterless out of her mouth.

“I think it’s clear that either I’m going to need to gag you, which has possibilities, or I’ll need to do some more dirty talking to distract you.”

Mark finds her adorable and continually finds little reasons to swing by and spend time not only with her, but her son. He’s afraid to want more because of his past, but when Juliette goes on a bad first date with someone else he cannot hold in his desires anymore.

“Uh, yeah. I don’t know how you missed the whole groaning like a wild animal and grunting out my orgasm inside of you.”

Show Me Something is a laugh out loud while fanning yourself from the heat kind of book. It’s a little slow progressing, but once there’s fire holy cow there’s dirty-talking-gotta-have-you-now fire.

Honestly the only thing that kept me from giving this book a 5 star rating was I expected the thing with her ex to get a little more suspenseful. It had the opportunity to and then all of a sudden it’s taken care of, leaving another more heartfelt and sad issue to stand in their way. Besides, that it is a great read. And if you loved the previous Something Series books you’ll enjoy that some of the characters are very fully front and center in this one.


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Blog Tour – Review of Thirsty (Eastside Brewery #1) by Mia Hopkins

“My angel is walking around in black high heels.”


Genre: Contemporary Romance, Urban

Book Length (Est.): 240Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

A gangster hiding from his past. A single mom fighting for her future. Can she show this bad boy the man he’s meant to be?

My name is Salvador Rosas. Back in the barrio, my past is written on the walls: ESHB. Short for East Side Hollenbeck, my father’s gang—my gang. Hell, it’s a family tradition, one that sent both my brothers away. They used to call me “Ghost” because I haunted people’s dreams. Now I’ve got nothing going for me except a hipster gringo mentoring me in a new career. An ex-con making craft beer? No mames.

Still, people in this neighborhood look out for one another. That’s how I became Vanessa Velasco’s unwelcome tenant. Chiquita pero picosa. She’s little, but with curves so sweet they’re dangerous. I remember Vanessa from the old days, the straight-A student with big plans. Plans that were derailed by another kid stupid enough to think he was bulletproof. Now Vanessa knows better than to believe in empty promises. There’s fire in her . . . and if I touch her, I might get burned.

I’m trying everything I can to go straight. But when East Side Hollenbeck comes calling, I might have to risk it all to find out if there’s a future for Vanessa and me. Because she’s the only one who can quench my thirst for something real.

The Rosas brothers will return in Trashed!

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received an ARC of this book free from Barclay Publicity in exchange for an honest review*

Salvador’s life didn’t turn out exactly like he wanted, but he did his time and now he’s trying to get his life together…that is if the ESHB will allow it. He struggles between doing what he thinks is right and what he thinks he’s obligated to do. One will bring joy into his life and the other will bring nothing but pain. But when you are working two jobs and living in a garage you don’t have many options.

Vanessa already fell for one homeboy. He gave her an adorable daughter. He also made her a widow for said daughter was born. Now she spends her time between working, studying, and being a mom; there is no time for a man. Let alone another homeboy who could destroy her life.

With no place to go Vanessa’s grandmother lets Salvador move into her garage. He gets cheap rent and she gets a handyman who will clean all of her deceased husband’s stuff out of the garage. What he didn’t expect to get was Vanessa. She didn’t like him being there and had no problem telling him, but she is also a very lonely woman who finds it hard not to fall for someone who’s trying his best to make a better life for himself.

Thirsty will bring you down into the hood, into the middle of gang life, and show you how it feels to try to escape it.

I liked the storyline, but there were a few things that kept me from loving the book. One, if you don’t speak Spanish (like me) then there’s a lot of words and conversations you won’t understand. Stopping to try and understand what was being said kept interrupting my reading flow. Two, there’s an underlying story where the ESHB is concerned, one that includes a rival gang moving into town, but it’s all left up in the air. Maybe there will be some more to it in the next book, Trashed. And lastly, is it just me or was there no chemistry between Salvador and Vanessa? I mean yes they have great sex and an occasionally deep conversation, but for the most part it was hard to tell if she even truly liked him most of the time.

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The ride starts with a burst of music like a jack-in-the-box. We glide backward and over a couple of times. The Ferris wheel stops to let other passengers on. At the very top, our carriage swings back and forth before it goes still.

Now I can see my neighborhood from a different viewpoint, high above. The lights of the carnival are bright and beautiful. The smells of tacos, hot dogs, and popcorn fill my nose. People pack the church parking lot. Cars line the street, and in the surrounding houses, lights in the windows show where families are talking or watching TV or having dinner.

“How are you doing?” I ask.

“I’m all right.”

She’s looking at the same things I am. I wonder if she is seeing the same details. I stroke her hair and take another risk. “So what do you think?”

“About what?”

“Starting something with me?”

She takes a deep breath but doesn’t say anything.

“What are your doubts?” I say.

“Are you kidding?” She snorts. “You’re seriously asking me that?”

I laugh a little. “Okay, well. Besides the obvious.”

“You have your own life. I have mine. You’re trying to rebuild from the ground up. I’m trying to secure my daughter’s future. We’re heading in different directions.”

She isn’t wrong. Life has disappointed her in such deep and cruel ways, I don’t blame her for protecting herself. But even as she tells me this—the truth about how we’re not right for each other—I feel how right it is to talk to her, to hold her hand, to show her who I am. “I have an idea,” I say. “Probation.”


“I’m only around for two months, right?”


“Spend those two months with me.” I look into her eyes. “I want to be with you, Vanessa.”


“I’ll be gone before I have a chance to disappoint you.” When the words leave my mouth, I try to ignore how pathetic they sound. “We’re adults, not dumb kids. We won’t lose our heads.” I run my fingers through her silky hair. “I swear to God, every time I look at you, I feel . . .” I reach for the most honest word I can find. “Thirsty.”


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Review of Playing Heart to Get (Tryst of Fate #1) by Kara Liane

“Zipper be damned, heart be damned!”

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 316 pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

A steamy contemporary romance unfolds. Alexi, aka Dr.Hotness, fixes hearts for a living. Although, he can’t seem to mend his own, or navigate through the deep waters of love.
Luckily, fate intervenes with a chance meeting at the hospital, as he falls for gorgeous college-student Caylan.
Alexi is immediately enamored with her beauty, soul and innocence. Caylan is equally taken with the young doctor. However, her past won’t be laid to rest until she overcomes her inner-demons; which Dr. Hotness is so desperate to uncover.
Love is a gift, and Alexi needs to learn to tread carefully when unwrapping it.
See if these two can play by the heart!

*Please be advised that this book is intended for adult readers. There is mature content and subject matter (e.g., profanity, explicit sexual scenes, potential triggers).


Mindy’s Review:

*I received an ARC of this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Alexi aka Dr. Hotness is a heart surgeon. He is hot headed and knows he has what it takes to score any woman that he wants. At the hospital he runs into a woman that is crying and really does not have a lot of interest in him at the moment.

Caylan is a college student that is running from the demons in her past. She moved with her parents to try to get a fresh start. Meeting Alexi at the hospital had her brain in overload.

Alexi is drawn to Caylan instantly. He cannot stop thinking about her. He wants to know who she is and her story. Breaking some rules he finally gets his chance to run into her again.

This was a sexy read. I loved Alexi and Caylan. I loved how much they really needed each other to be whole themselves again. This is very well written and I loved reading it.

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Review of Revelations (Infinity Series #1) by Bellamy Westbay

“Magic’s just science we don’t understand yet…” 


Genre: Paranormal Romance

Book Length (Est.): 331 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

When modern-day twists with the old texts from the creation of time, you find a story that leads a group of friends on a journey, one that will change their lives and possibly the world’s….

Gwen Adams was faced a tough decision. On one side there was Alexander, the rich, powerful, devastatingly sexy man who intoxicated her with his very presence. On the other, the poor, hardworking, and gorgeous Ky, who’d earned her friendship and stolen her heart.

Alexander Prescott was bored with the predictability of eternity when his world was rocked by a beautiful woman who looked exactly like his long lost love. Despite the fact that she was human, he knew he’d found the woman destined for him. That was, until he met Gwen.

As outside forces push Alexander and Gwen together, another more sinister force lurks in the shadows, determined to destroy him.

Torn between the woman destined for him, and the one he desperately desired, what would he do?

This book is the first in a series that will take you on a unique journey of love, lust, revenge, and betrayal.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received an ARC of this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Gwen is a lonely girl who’s always left alone by her parents, who keeps having boy issues, and feels like an emotional yo-yo, but she still remains her sweet and caring self. She likes helping people and she likes taking care of people.

Ty has been one of Gwen’s best friends for a couple of years, but he’s always longed for her. Once she gave in and started dating him he betrayed her trust and left her brokenhearted and without the friend she once had.

Alexander is an angel. He’s fought may wars for Heaven, but his hardest battle is yet to come. He’s torn between the visual version of his long ago lost love and the girl whose every sense calls to his own. One will love him and one will betray him in the most evil of ways.

Revelations is an engrossing story that will hold you captive with its suspense…that is if you can get past the ever jumping the storyline does. I started dreading the infinity symbols as every time they appear the story jumps forward. Sometimes it was easy to follow, but more times than not it took a minute to figure out what happened and where I was causing the spell of being engrossed to be temporarily halted.

All I can say is just when you think you know a character beware because no one is as they seem and I have a feeling that there’s more to come as the series continues. The writing style may not be my favorite, however, the story itself is interesting enough to make me want to continue reading just to see where it goes. Of course, that may have to do with the slight cliffhanger book one ends on.

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Review of Mr. Big by Delancy Stewart

“Are you always this much of an asshole? Or only on Fridays?”

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 243 pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

He’s tortured and dark, angsty and arrogant. You want the truth? He’s kind of an A-hole.
He’s also the CEO.

Everything in my life goes according to plan, and that’s the way I like it. I got the degree. I got the job. Now I just need to prove that I have what it takes to succeed in the real world.

If there’s one thing that’s not in my plans, it’s falling in love with my boss.

Most relationships don’t start with one person calling the other out in public for being an arrogant jerk. Then again, most CEOs don’t cut their own employees in line at the coffeehouse and bark orders at people like they own the place.

Maybe pissing Oliver Cody off isn’t the right move. And now that he’s part of my world, all my plans go straight to hell.


Mindy’s Review:

*I received an ARC of this book free from Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept in exchange for an honest review*

Oliver Cody used to be the CEO of Cody Technology. The company that he helped build with his dad.  Wanting to experience life a little he leaves town and everything behind. When he receives a phone call that brings him back home he learns the truth about himself. Now that he knows the truth he needs to decide if he wants to be a part of the company or not. Oliver is learning to live with the fact that he was adopted but struggles with the fact that they never told him and he had to find out by their death.

Holland O’Dell has her life planned step by step. She got a job at Cody Technology and wants to prove herself so she can get the position that she really wants. Even with all of her determination she still needs help with a report that she is working on. And that where she runs into a arrogant man at a coffee shop that is willing to lend a helping hand.

Oliver likes the fact that Holland doesn’t know who he really is. He can be himself and forget about all of the issues that he is dealing with. Helping her with her work takes him back to the parts of the job that he loved. All things seem well until he tells her his real name. Knowing that she needs his help to land an account that the company needs she decides to give him a break after all that he has been through. What she didn’t have in her plans was falling for him.

This was a fun but emotional book. I felt everything felling that Oliver and Holland felt.


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Review of Ruined By Power (Empire of Angels #2) by Zoey Ellis

“I need you. And I will always protect you.”


Genre: Paranormal Romance

Book Length (Est.): 212 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

“I will not tolerate him touching you, looking at you, breathing any air you breathe.” He kissed her hard and pulled her into his body as his desire burned. “You’re mine.”

Powerful, half-angel Thea faces the scrutiny of the Angel Realm and is beginning to realize that angels are nothing like how they are depicted in the human world. She is intrigued to hear information about her family and pursues the history that has been hidden to her for so long. As Thea tries to get the answers she needs, her faith in Cam is shaken when truths about him are revealed.

Power angel Cam is concerned when he realizes the Angel Realm has plans for Thea he wasn’t made aware of. He fights to keep her close and protect her from the challenges she faces. However, when the pressures on their relationship bear down, he teeters on the edge of a darkness that could cause her to walk away from him forever.

Ruined by Power is the second book in the Empire of Angels series, a paranormal alpha angel romance series. If you’re a fan of alpha heroes, powerful heroines, paranormal worlds and destined mates, start with the first book, Claimed By Power.

About the end: This book is a continuation of Cam and Thea’s story and there is cliff-hanger at the end.

Sexual scenes and strong language included. Not suitable for readers under 18.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Ruined by Power picks up right where Claimed by Power left off with Thea arriving in the Angel Realm. And boy oh boy it’s one hot entrance.

Thea is adjusting to a new place, new people, and basically an entirely new way of life. She needs Cam for support, but he’s dealing with his own issues and an assignment that’s putting a lot of pressure on him.

A place that should bring them closer as mates is slowly tearing them apart. Nothing is happening like either  of them thought it would and neither have control of any of it.

Thea’s learning more about her past, her mother, and herself.   And Cam’s losing himself a little at a time as he battles his way through the Legion demons.

As the story progresses you’ll see the tribulations of love and also its strengths, but beware… the ending… definitely an OMG type of cliffhanger!

On a side note:  there’s so much miscommunication and the sex is sometimes used like a weapon or maybe even a bandage… only destroying or healing, not just for the love and passion it once was. It was too much at times.

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Review of Raindrops by Lexington Justice

“I didn’t want to have to wonder ‘what if’ again!”


Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 338 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

Stefani Tanner had it all as a corporate executive, wife, and mother, only to have her world come crashing down at once. With nowhere to turn, she surrenders and returns to the place where she felt safe as a child. At her weakest and out of options, she is unexpectedly rescued by an anonymous source, a source that not only provides her with the material needs but also opens her eyes to a life she discounted and neglected. She quickly finds herself caught between following her head and returning to the fast paced-world she worked so hard to succeed in or following her heart and a magical relationship that has changed her life forever.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

I’m not entirely sure how to write a review for this book and not give away the ending, but I’ll try.

Stefani has the worst day imaginable. She loses her job and is basically humiliated as she’s escorted out the door. Then she discovers her husband is having an affair…with her best friend! Unable to cope she escapes to her parent’s house and once she gets there things start to look up. But unfortunately something happens that devastates her and breaks her heart beyond repair. (Sorry I can’t give the details, but have tissues ready. Lot of tissues!)

Gavin has pined over Stefani for a long time. He is quite the romantic. He’d thought he’d wait to ask her out until the time was right, but she moved away to go to college before he got the chance. After that he ended up settling for his plan B, which didn’t turn out any better than he expected it to. But one day Stefani walks back into his town and then shows up in his office and he can’t let the opportunity pass again.

Raindrops is one hell of an emotional read. I was pre-warned that I was going to cry and yet still kept reading thinking it would somehow change the ending. Unfortunately the ending wasn’t what I’d hoped for, but it was one I hadn’t expected.

It was written in third person, which always makes it more difficult for me to get drawn into. The beginning – although a lot happens – seemed to go by extremely slow. And one thing that drove me crazy was that the text messages are written within quotation marks like conversation, so sometimes I didn’t know if they were actually talking or just texting. The writing, however, does hit the heart.

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