Review of Tamed (Club Sin #5) by Stacey Kennedy

Tamed

Smart-mouthed subs can be tamed.

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotica, BDSM 

Book Length (Est.): 211 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy returns to the tantalizing world of Club Sin in an enticing novel of control and surrender.

Porter Marshall has nearly achieved his goal of becoming a Club Sin Master, but his new sub poses a much bigger challenge than he anticipated. Despite their mutual attraction and red-hot dungeon sessions, Kenzie Hart plays her own games. Her bratty, you-can’t-break-me attitude masks terrible personal hurt—pain that only the exquisite touch of a skilled Dom can release. But when Porter suggests taking their connection to the outside world, Kenzie denies him . . . which only makes him want her more.

Kenzie can’t ignore the raw, fierce bond she has with Porter. But she can’t give in to his dangerous demands, either. Is the passion they share real, or is he using her to solidify his status at Club Sin? And yet, who else can she trust with the shattering secrets she holds within? As Porter expertly brings her to the point of no return, Kenzie surrenders her body—and, piece by piece, her heart.

Tamed is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.

Mindy’s Review: 

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

Kenzie Hart is a smart mouth, fierce Submissive that likes to push her Doms to the limit. Releasing the pain in her makes her forget her past for a little while. She knows her limits when it comes to men, keep play in the dungeon and never let it in your real world.

Porter Marshall is a new member in Club Sin. To get the status of a Club Sin Master he has taken Kenzie as his sub for one month. Being completely drawn to her he wonders if he can break the walls down within her to find love after all.

Kenzie and Porter have an immediate connection from their first kiss. Both being in shock of the intense connection has Porter ready to do anything to make Kenzie shut her mouth and just feel the pleasure without needing the pain to fuel her release.

This is book 5 in the Club Sin series and they just keep getting better and better. This story will drive you wild with intense feelings of pleasure, pain and a heartfelt past. Learning what Kenzie deals with every day in her mind makes you really feel for her and want to see her overcome her past.

When trouble lands in her bookstore Porter has an overwhelming urge to protect his sub no matter the cost.

I really loved reading this book. Kenzie is a very strong headed woman that needs to be tamed to enjoy true happiness and Porter knows exactly what and how to do that. The intense storyline of Kenzie’s safety is what really makes you fall for the main characters.

I would highly recommend not only this book but the entire Club Sin series to anyone that just loves a hot and steamy great read.

My Favorite Moment: I really enjoy when Kenzie tries to fight her true feelings within herself throughout this book. It just really makes you feel what she feels. 

Mindy 5 Heart

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Review of Chasing Midnight (The Darkest Desires of Dixie #1) by Shyloh and Alex Morgan

Chasing Midnight

Southern gentleman….Yum!

 

Genre: Romance, Erotica 

Book Length (Est.): 351 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Quinn Mason is a young Southern gentleman. Perhaps, gentleman is a stretch for how he lived his earlier years. He was the kid whose life seemed charmed, a popular athlete in high school who won a full scholarship. Life was on track for him until the death of his parents. In one terrible moment, Quinn went from having everything being everything for his young siblings. He left college, and used the money from his parent’s life insurance policy to buy a bar. The bar supported him and the kids, affording him the ability to give for them the life they were robbed of, even sending them to college.

Mhisery Bellemy has returned to Midnight, reluctantly. Her mother died, and she is left to take care of her drunken father, and the family cafe´. She had escaped the small town’s clutches as soon as she was of age, and swore never to return. Now, her siblings have turned to her, leaning heavily on her for help. The woman who got out of town and made a life she loves is now forced, by the bonds of family, and the weight of obligation, to return and give up what she had worked to build for herself.

These two are unlikely to cross paths, but chance throws them into the right place at the right time. Quinn’s brother is the catalyst that brings Mhisery into Quinn’s line of sight. And that’s all it took, one look and he knows he has to have her. The golden boy athlete is now drawn to the tall, tattooed woman stepping off the last bus into town.

Will Quinn ever have the woman he desires, and make her his own, or will she return to the life she loves far away from the small town of Midnight, and Quinn, or will she stay and make a life with the man she loves?

Chasing Midnight tells a story of love, friendship, and sacrifice. This talented duo, Shyloh & Alex Morgan, will rip your heart out and have you falling in love with the inhabitants of this quaint, quirky, town. Welcome to southern seduction, and the town of Midnight, where the Darkest Desires of Dixie become a reality.

Mindy’s Review: 

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

Mhisery Bellemy left Midnight behind to chase her dreams and swore to never return again, but she has been called in by her family to help take care of her dad that is killing himself with booze from the loss of his wife.

Quinn Mason has raised his siblings since the death of his parents. He knows what it feels like to grieve and to be angry. Purchasing a bar to earn income for his family so they can have a stable life helps with the hand they were dealt. One look at Mhisery and he knows he just has to have her. And who could resist a southern gentleman?

“Mhisery, right now I would love nothin’ more than to bury myself deep inside you, and keep myself there until neither of us can walk again. If you don’t want that, tell me now. Because if you agree, I plan on takin’ you up those stairs and making sure the only name on your lips the rest of the night is mine, or the good Lord above.” 

Sometimes I felt really overwhelmed with everything that was going on in this book. I felt there was way too much description at times. There are so many characters that you tend to forget who the main characters are, maybe it is all of them but it really is Mhisery and Quinn’s story.

With that being said I enjoyed reading this book. The characters are very easy to fall in love with and the suspense in the story is very well written. The town of Midnight is very small and everyone knows each other, which can be good and bad. Overall it is a book that I would recommend to anyone that loves a great love story with suspense, hot tattooed main characters, and great sex with an emotional edge.

My Favorite Moment: I really enjoyed the first part of the book where the authors give a description of the small town of Midnight. It gives you a great visual of the town and the people. 

My Favorite Moment: I absolutely love the bluntness of Quinn’s sister when it comes to dealing with her brothers. 

“The next time you two wake me up, I’m not stopping with turning on a fucking light. I’m coming outside with a gun and the laws of family will not be in play.” 

Mindy 4 Star

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Review of Fear (Predator & Prey #4) by James D Horton

Fear

A Romantic Twist!

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Suspense

Book Length (Est.): 208 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Book four of the paranormal thrilling series Predator & Prey

Lily thought she knew what evil was, turns out she had no idea. Recently made vampire, child of Athene – the oldest known vampire awake – Lily has power and powerful friends. She still can’t help the victims of the corrupt and dark city she calls home.

Iain MacGregor, nephew of narcissistic and conniving Griogar, recently returned and has been tasked by his uncle to get close to Lily. He rages against being used like a pawn, but does he have a choice?

Old ghosts and old crimes come between lovers but something has to be done to stop the rising tide of death and horror that threatens. A powerful relic of magic must be found and destroyed. Corpses walk, nightmare creatures prey on the innocent and an antihero will do whatever it takes to protect the ones he loves.

Jennifer’s Review: 

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

The Predator & Prey series has captured my attention from the very first book, but I have to admit this was not my favorite. The point of view switching, especially at the end, was too much at times. To keep rereading the same thing over and over was confusing and frustrating. I did love the direction it went and was pleasantly surprised that although Lily didn’t end up where I’d hoped since book one, she does end up somewhere pretty special.

From scary nightmarish monsters to the walking dead Fear is an action packed story filled with twists and turns that you wouldn’t anticipate. Not to mention Lily will finally open her heart fully to someone who will return it.

Iain doesn’t always know what he’s involved in, but he does know where his heart lies and how far he’s willing to travel down darkness’s path. When the moment comes for him to choose…he’ll choose wisely.

Wolf finds his missing piece and will sacrifice everything to keep her safe. The ending will blow you away and leave you wondering what will happen next because that can’t be it…it just can’t.

My Favorite Moment: A sad goodbye.

“Care for this one, she’s a fine lass.”

Then I’m me. Wrapped in his arms, my tongue dances with his. I am whole. 

Jenn 3.5 Heart

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Review of A Seductive Boss (Romance in France #3) by Marie-Louise Damberte

A Seductive Boss

Genre:  Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.):  133 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

When Jessica finally finishes her architectural studies and then goes to Paris for an internship, she can barely speak a word of French. Gaëtan, another intern at the firm where she’ll work, meets her at the airport. He quickly falls in love with her and tells her to watch out at work, especially because her new boss is very seductive. She doesn’t take his advice and quickly becomes under the spell of Etienne, an internationally famous architect. He’s especially interested in Jessica’s Chinese origins so that he can conquer more of the market in China. Their affaire takes over her life more than she could ever have imagined. Can she nonetheless go back to Gaëtan, whom she realizes she truly loves?

Mindy’s Review: 

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

When I first seen this book I thought it was going to be very interesting. With that being said I was not able to finish this book. I got to about 50% and realized I really do not know anything about the main characters. I like to know my characters and feel that I am actually part of them as I am reading.

Jessica Steel feels kind of weak to me. Things happen so fast with her boss I don’t even think she knows how she feels or even what happened and then Boom, next chapter she is in love. Say what?

The other issue that I had with the writing style is things progressed really, really fast. A week or two would go by in a paragraph.

I really wanted this to be a good read and I really think that it could if time was spent on the characters and filling in the missing time frames.

Other readers might truly enjoy this book, however I do not think that it was for me.

Mindy 1 Heart

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Review of Garrett (Cold Fury Hockey #2) by Sawyer Bennett

Garrett

Keep a tissue handy!

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance

Book Length (Est.): 278 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis: 

Carolina Cold Fury star Garrett Samuelson never wants to miss out on a single minute of fun. Whether he’s playing hockey, hanging out with friends, or walking the red carpet with a new date on his arm, he lives every day to the fullest. When he meets Olivia Case, he sees someone who’s exactly his type—confident, sexy, smart . . . his next fling. But the more he pursues her, the more Garrett shares a side of himself that other women don’t normally get to see.

Olivia has been keeping a secret. While Garrett lives for the next thrill, Olivia’s not sure she’ll live to see the next day. She’s undergoing treatment for some serious medical issues, and she doesn’t have time for a relationship with no guarantees—especially one with a hot-as-sin womanizer who won’t take no for an answer. But as she gets to know the real Garrett, Olivia can’t help falling for him . . . hard. To reveal the truth would mean risking everything—but you can’t score without taking the tough shots.

 

YAY – Double Review!

 

Jennifer’s Review: 

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

First off let me just say, WOW that is an emotional book! Some of the obstacles put in love’s path in this book are the typical ones, like jealousy, but then there’s much bigger ones that that will tug at your heartstrings and make your emotions soar with empathy.

Garrett is the typical bachelor hockey player. He’s gorgeous, funny, and only has one night stands. He’s not opposed to relationships, but he’s never had the inkling to have one. Not until he meets Olivia that is.

Olivia is sweet and caring and has a serious health problem that is life limiting, which is why for once in her life she wants to live a little carefree for a while and enjoy life. What a more perfect way to enjoy herself than to tackle one sexy as sin hockey player. She knows he’s a player and she’s fine with being another notch on his belt. Only problem with that is he isn’t treating her like she’s disposable.

Garrett is such an emotional rollercoaster that tissues may be a good thing to keep handy while reading. It’s filled with humor, gut wrenching sadness, and steaming hot sex…WOW the combination!

I honestly think that even though this is part of the Cold Fury Hockey series that it can be read as a standalone, although I would suggest reading Alex first as it’s definitely worth the read. And next comes Zach; I cannot wait for that one.

My Favorite Laughable Moment: I about died when Garrett caught Olivia ogling him in his sleep. All the things her mind was contemplating doing and then…BAM!, caught in the act. 

My Favorite Sweet Moment: There are several very sweet moments in this book, but my favorite is all the things Garrett does, even if it makes him late for practice.

Jenn 4 Heart 

 

Mindy’s Review: 

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

Garrett Samuelson is a one-night stand king. Player of all players. He loves women but not as much as he loves hockey. Since being picked up by the Cold Fury Hockey team he feels like he can finally make a home somewhere. Hanging out with his teammate and best friend, Alex, and his fiancé Sutton brings something very interesting into his life.

Olivia Case is Sutton’s cousin. She holds a secret that she is not sure she wants to share with the world. Meeting Garrett at a cookout and knowing his image might just be what she needs to distract herself from the complications of her illness. Why not live a little?

Garrett instantly falls for Olivia and has no idea how to even be in a relationship but when he finds Olivia home and sick he automatically feels a need to come to the rescue. Finding out the truth about Olivia will have him making a choice that he has never made before. He knows that he likes her a lot but when he finds out about the secret she’s been hiding he knows he still wants to spend time with her.

Being the second book in the Cold Fury Hockey series I was very excited to get my hands on this. This is a very emotional book and dealing with a topic that most people fear, I fell in love with these characters. I love how Alex and Sutton were a big part of the story. The chemistry is amazing and heartfelt. Olivia is a very strong woman that does not like to ask for help. Garrett is a true gentleman and just wants to love her as long as he can have her. This is just an amazing story of true love.

This is overall a great series and would recommend to anyone that enjoys a great read, and some HOT hockey stars.

My Favorite Moment: I really love when Olivia watches Garret play for the first time. Talk about a new way to watch hockey! 

Mindy 4.5 Heart

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Review of Below the Belt (Worth the Fight #3) by Sidney Halston

Below the Belt

Who needs pancakes?!?!

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance (MMA)

Book Length (Est.): 272 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis: 

In Sidney Halston’s latest sizzling MMA romance, a former title contender turns the tables on his knockout trainer with a lesson in seduction.

Once one of the most sought-after names on the mixed martial arts circuit, Antonio “Scarface” Marino watched his career go down for the count as he chased skirts and made tabloid headlines. Now he’s finally making a comeback, and it’s all thanks to Francesca Silva, a Brazilian bombshell as tough as any of her fighters. But who’s the real Francesca: the trash-talking trainer who rides him hard, or the vulnerable woman who blushes at his touch?

Francesca went to the mat to sign Tony because she believes he still has the potential to bring big success to her gym—if she can keep his head in the cage and out of her personal life. After a short-lived marriage soured her on love, a one-night stand is all she can handle. Now Tony’s kisses are stirring up complicated feelings—especially when he agrees to face her ex in the ring. Francesca’s used to freezing guys out. But Tony’s tempting her to give in to the heat.

 

YAY – Double Review!

 

Jennifer’s Review:

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

I had so many highlights on my kindle for this book that I’m not even sure where to begin. Below the Belt has an ass kicking feminine lead, an imperfectly perfect sexy MMA fighter, princess named kittens, and all the characters I loved from the first two books in the Worth the Fight series.

Francesca is a suit wearing, high heeled strutting, beautiful woman who not only owns a MMA gym, but can also be known to put a man in his rightful place. But it’s all a façade. A mask she’s worn so long she doesn’t even know who she is anymore. And she’s fine with her life…until she signs Antonio.

Tony used to be the best, but age and life has caught up to him and Francesca and the WtF gym are basically his last chance. He should be grateful, he should be ecstatic, but all he can think about is the sexy woman who’s always jumping his ass to work harder.

In Tony’s attempt to get the woman he’s infatuated with things become much more than he ever would have expected. It won’t be just her body he’s after, oh no, he also will want her heart. Problem is Francesca is unable to give her heart to anyone, not even the man who she’s grown to truly care about.

Below the Belt is another great book in the Worth the Fight series. It has humor mixed with the complicated emotional love story. It’ll make you laugh, it’ll put your heart in your throat, and it’ll make you love Sidney Halston for writing another incredible book.

My Favorite Laughable Moments: Honestly I have a few. I love it when Francesca explains their relationship timeline. Not exactly traditional, but it sure was hilarious. Oh, and when they discuss meals that are better than pancakes…first his and then hers…her response made me laugh out loud. And I’m sure there are more like when his mother smells her chicken soup, but I’ll end with Tony’s ‘notes to self’ when Francesca is drunk. They were kind of hilarious. 

My Favorite Moment: When Tony calls Francesca out after she attacks his car…when he tells her what she should be saying to him. Talk about emotional!

Jenn 5 Heart

 

Mindy’s Review:

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

Antonio “Scarface” Marino’s career is going down fast. Worth the Fight takes him on to help renew his image, train him and get him some fights. Tony is a hot head fighter that does not know the word defeat, or the fact that he is getting older. If you ask him he can win a fight without even training.

Francesca “Frankie” Silva is the co-owner of Worth the Fight and decided to give Tony a chance to help make the facility some money. She is finding it very hard to keep his head on training and fighting and out of her personal life.

Frankie had a short marriage in her younger days that has made her very closed off from the idea of being in a relationship. With Tony asking her out almost every day she is finding it very difficult to stand her ground. He just wants to go out with her and she just wants him to put that same effort into training.

Tony gets his chance to meet the real Frankie when he is signed to his next match……her ex-husband. Finally getting her to agree to a date and him putting in all the training that he can, it seems that life is turning out to be great. Until trust gets in the way.

I loved this book. This is the third book in the Worth the Fight series and I was not let down. The chemistry between Frankie and Tony is intense and it fits them perfectly. They both have series issues but together they are whole.

Please say Cain gets the next book!!

My Favorite Moment: I absolutely loved and laughed so hard when Francesca finally met Antonio’s mother. Oh for the love of soup! 

Mindy 4.5 Heart

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Review of Little Kisses by Doug Court

Little Kisses

Pleasurable Innocence

Genre: Erotica

Book Length (Est.): 28 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Some nights he’s a bouncer, some nights he fights in the MMA ring; tonight, he saves innocent young singer Emily Graham from a confrontation with her obsessive ex-boyfriend.

Her record label is making a fortune off her Christian songs and chaste image, but she’s had other urges stirring inside her; and a pickup truck, a full moon, and the rough-living brute who protected her are about to unleash her true passions, and change him forever.

This is the debut erotic romance story from Doug Court.

8,000 words, explicit.

Jennifer’s Review: 

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

Little Kisses is a short story about fantasy becoming a life altering reality. It’s told in first person from the man’s point of view, but not once does it mention his name. I don’t think I even realized that until I started to write my review and then I had to go back and double check, but no, not even when he meets her face to face does he say what his name is. So much for introductions.

Emily is sweet, but she’s feeling the pressures of her manhandling ex and all the suits who want to make money off of her. Just once she wants to let go and experience life without someone telling her what to do…and she does that with a stranger she meets in a hotel parking lot.

From innocence to little kisses to purple panties tucked into pockets. Now that’s a night to remember.

“I would have bet everything in my wallet on her picking cab.” 

It’s a very quick read and the ending will leave you wanting more, but that’s just because it’s left open and honestly it left me feeling kind of bad for him.

Jenn 3 Heart

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