Review of Tangled In You (A short fairytale re-telling) by J.L. Leslie

“But I see someone that I will wind up destroying and I know that I shouldn’t…that I cant allow myself to get tangled in you”

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 61 pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

Miles Princeton doesn’t believe in the fairytales he reads to his niece. His sister is sick. Her husband is deployed. Now to top it all off, he’s dealing with a stubborn property owner…a feisty, blue-eyed blonde…who is standing in the way of the job he was contracted to do.

When he starts digging into her family for some dirt, he finds out her secret…only he believes it was something meant to be kept hidden forever. Getting tangled in family lies isn’t something he wishes to do, but Rachelle Zellis is different. And maybe she doesn’t know who she truly is at all!

“I see you Rachelle, and I see someone so beautiful. But I see someone that I will wind up destroying.”

*Tangled In You is a short fairytale re-telling inspired by the fairytale Rapunzel. It includes mature language, adult content, and sexual situations. It is intended for mature readers only.*

Mindy’s Review:

**I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review**

Rachelle Zellis is you real life princess. She lives with her wicked controlling mother since her father died when she was younger. She works at her families wig company but all Rachelle really wants is her own freedom. She wants a place to call her own without her mother controlling every move she makes. But first she must get rid of this handsome man that is trying to take her mothers home.

Miles Princeton is trying to buy the home that Rachelle and her mother live in. He is getting no where with these ladies. Trying to dig up some dirt to hold over the mother gives him more than he ever asked for. The only thing that might be in jeopardy is his heart and his new relationship. All he is really trying to do is take care of his sick sister and his niece.

Tangled In You is a re-telling of a child’s fairy tale…….but way better! This is a very sweet, short story of secrets being revealed and finding love.

I am not used to a story like this from J.L. Leslie but I really enjoyed it. I was hooked on this from the time I started reading until I finished. I would highly recommend this to anyone that wants to read a fairy tale with a twist.

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Review of The Fence: which side are you on by Lusty Soul

“Take it easy boy, I’m coming.”

 

Genre: Erotica

Book Length (Est.): 56 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

A young man drops his date off at her home and hopes for something more than a kiss. But what he gets is more than he hoped for, and more than he can handle…

The Fence is all that stands between us and our animal nature. It serves as a boundary, keeps us safe and civilized, until darkness falls and the enclosure fails…unleashing something into the night that is not quite human…

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received an ARC of this book free from the author.*

For a quickie erotic read there is a lot of teenage dramatics. It is two eighteen year old virgins. He wants to get some, but she’s playing hard to get even though she kind of wants to too. However, she leaves him all worked up and he has to go relieve himself…but in the dark of the night he gets a little assistance from a stranger. It’s a little twisted on who that stranger turns out to be. It may be hot for some, but it was a little disturbing to me. In the end he gets some and then dumps his girlfriend to move on to bigger and better opportunities.

Hot – could have been. Sexy – in a sense. Overall quickie erotic read – not worth the time.

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Review of Why Him? (Mistaken Identities #1) by Rie Warren

“I want more with you. Always have. Always will.”

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 188 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

If you believe in romance . . .

I don’t want to know his full name.
I don’t even want his phone number.
In fact, the only thing I want from Jude is the filthy hot sex the masterful hung stud delivers on a weekly basis.
He’s way too young for me . . . and much too good at fulfilling my every dirty desire.
He definitely isn’t supposed to show up one morning on my doorstep with an offer I can’t refuse.
Now he’s in my life on a daily basis, and I can’t shake him no matter how hard I try.

He’s absolutely unsuitable.
She’s everything he knew he wanted from the first moment he saw her.

A book full of filthy sex and beautiful tortured romance. Why Him? is a standalone novel with a tear-worthy HEA, no cheating, no cliffhangers, just all yes. Keep the fan handy, you’ll need it.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received an ARC of this book free from the author.*

Goodness gracious, this book jumps right into pure hotness. Definitely keep a fan handy! Or a toy!

Cady is a divorcee with two kids. She and her ex-husband are both divorce attorneys, but she’s better. All her time is spent working or with her kids. One night she’s out having a drink when a stranger hits on her and all of her normal brush-offs don’t seem to work, which makes her do something completely out of the ordinary…room 27 every Thursday night.

“I was just scratching that itch, you know? No names. No details. Then he arrives at my house. He’s too young. Too brawny. Too … ohmygod he’s really talented. How am I supposed to look at him like I don’t want to have him in bed every Thursday night?”

Jude is an ex- NFL player. Due to an injury he finds himself wanting to get back to his roots, starting with the coach who got him started. Meeting ‘Catherine’ wakes up something him. He looks forward to Thursday nights and the feel of her skin, but he wants more. It isn’t until he ends up on Cady’s (aka Catherine’s) doorstep for a job that he’ll finally get his wish. He’ll get to know her better, but she’ll refuse to go back to room 27 after he becomes a daily part of her life.

“…the only MILF I was interested in was Cady.”

Jude is the perfect man. He’s patient. He’s sweet. And oh my goodness he’s even wonderful with her boys.

Cady needs to learn to open up, stop worrying about what others may think, and follow her heart.

Why Him? is another sex-tastic book from Rie Warren. I couldn’t put it down! It was captivating, sexy, and humorous. The characters were well written (including Cady’s boys). And every page brought me deeper into the story. Can’t wait to read Why Her?.

*Clicking on the book cover above will take you to the Amazon purchase page.

Excerpt:

The house was unusually quiet, and I dropped all my things on the table in the hallway.

A long low whistle sounded behind me, and it could only be Jude.

I swallowed hard, my back arching instinctively as if he’d caressed the center of my spine.

Spinning slowly, I steeled myself against all the sexual promise he so easily exuded. Standing there, he was framed in the archway to the living room. Jeans clung to his thickly muscled thighs, and rolled up shirtsleeves bared the sinewy tendons of his forearms.

He didn’t move a single inch, yet I felt his roaring need just as surely as if he’d pinned me to the wall with his larger, harder body.

“It’s Thursday,” he said.

Combustible heat coursed all over my body in an instant. “Is it?”

His low chuckle made my toes curl. “Don’t pretend you forgot.”

I swallowed again, every single part of my body clamoring for him.

“The boys are next door, swimming at the neighbors with strict instructions to be home by six thirty for dinner.”

“Good.” I dragged my gaze from him. “Then you can show yourself out. I’m going to have a bath.”

“Or I could join you.” He crossed over to me so swiftly, I had no chance to escape.

Maybe I didn’t want to.

“Jude . . .” Cornered, I kept my hands flat on the wall at my back.

“It’s Thursday. Do you know that’s been the only day I cared about for two months because of you?”

“We can’t anymore.” I shook my head.

“Bullshit. Being around you every day. I just want you more.” His lips lightly nipped the pulse point at the hollow of my neck. “Feel how fucking hard you make me, Cady.”

Taking my hand, he placed it on the thick erect flesh, the hard hot roll barely withheld by his jeans.

I moaned before I could stop myself, curling my fingers around the rigid shaft.

“You’re enjoying this, aren’t you? Being here all the time. Torturing me all the time,” I accused, but I didn’t pull my hand away.

My fingertips danced lower down the inseam of his pants, all the way to the swollen-hard head of his cock.

With my wrist locked in his hand, he barged right up against me. “You know why I’m not enjoying being around you like this, Cady? Because I can’t fuck you or kiss you or get you down on your knees so I can watch you pant for my cock and my cum.” He nipped at my chin then tongued around one earlobe, giving me the soft with the sting always.

“I can’t rip off your panties and spread your legs so I can lap that sweet wet cunt of yours like I’ve done countless times.” Jude’s growly voice sent shivers down my spine. “I can’t get you out of my head. My dick’s about to burst every time I’m around you, but I’m not gonna jerk off because next time I come it’ll be with you, and the load I’m gonna give you will make you plead for more.”

Ripping free of his grasp before I crumbled completely, I rushed upstairs. Inside my bathroom, I hit the taps on the bath and swilled in a generous helping of bubbles.

I didn’t lock the door.

Looking in the mirror, I pulled pins from my hair, letting them fall to the vanity with little pings of sound.

I knew I was tempting danger and everything I’d sworn off.

My dress swished in a circle of fabric at my feet.

The doorknob turned.

Jude.

He entered. He shut the door. He grabbed my reflected gaze with his before his eyes dropped to my shoulders, to my breasts cupped in the pink silk, to my panties.

He took a step toward me.

Strong. Sexual. Everything.

In the bathroom filled with steam.

“Time to pay up, Cady.”

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Review of Branches of Healing (Tales of Unsung Heroes) by Autumn Sand, Amy Allen, Ava Lynn Wood, Bella Emy, J.L. Leslie, Lorah Jaiyn, Natalia Schellhaas and Valene Landon

Loss, Healing and Love!

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 337 pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

A compilation of stories brought to you by eight of your favorite authors. These stories will focus on the people who serve in armed services and the people who love them. All proceeds to go to Healing Paws for Warriors.

Mindy’s Review:

**I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review**

Branches of healing is an anthology from many different authors. Majority of the stories focus around one event and how it effects people in different ways. I usually find myself not liking at least one of the stories when it comes to anthologies. I absolutely loved all of these stories. I am not going to lie to you, I cried for the majority of them. My family has military background and these stories hit me right in the heart.
You get to read about different aspects of loss, recovery and loving again while getting lost in these beautiful stories. I am in just absolute awe!
Go get this book. Read it, feel the joys, heartbreak and fall in love with all of the authors hard work!!

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Review of Unbroken (The Monroe Family #9) by Nicole Dykes

“You miss my body, but I miss your soul.”

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 173 pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

Dani
It was supposed to be a job, plain and simple.
But it became so much more than that. I fell hard for Michael Monroe and ruined my life in the process.
I lost everything I cared about. But in the end, I did what I came to do.
He’s back with his family, starting to heal. And I’m left with a crippling addiction to that same charming, damaged boy-turned-man.

Michael
I have my family back, but I lost her.
I let her in more than anyone before. And now, she’s gone, taking my secrets with her.
Part of me is happy she’s far away from me. The other part aches to be near her again.
When it comes to Dani, I don’t mind this crippling addiction.

*Unbroken is part 2 of Michael and Dani’s story. It’s recommended that you read part 1, Unbreakable before reading this one.

Mindy’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author.*

Remember when Nicole dropped that cliffhanger on us when Unbreakable ended? Yep, she did that. But now she has blessed us with this jewel!

Dani lost everything when she took the job to make sure Michael did not get into any trouble. Once his family realized that he was back Dani lost her best friend Cassie for lying to her and she lost Michael for falling in love with him.

Michael is now doing great in his racing career and staying out of trouble with a new assistant. He has his family back and spends time with them often.

Unbroken picks up a year later. I honestly think that Dani and Michael needed that time apart. They are going crazy without each other but I think the time apart makes them so much stronger. They are both addicted to each other and are unable to get enough. They have so much love for each other that the pages are on fire (or at least my kindle was).

I cannot wait to see what else we get from the Monroe’s. Yes, I am in love with this family!

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Review of Hooked On You by Brittany Anne

“Sometimes, you need to fight for what you want in life.”

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 217 pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

They were each other’s biggest mistakes. Hers, for letting him in, and his, for letting her go.

Seven years after what was supposed to be the best night of Victoria’s life, she is finally ready to return home and face the memories that she spent so long running away from. She is certain she has moved on, but the minute she sees Gabe Matthews, all of the feelings she repressed come right back up to the surface. Gabe says he’s changed, but can she ever truly trust the man who shattered her heart all those years ago?

Gabe Matthews was not a good man, but he had spent the last three years doing everything he could to redeem himself. When the only girl he ever truly cared for walks back into his life, he is faced with the ultimate test: do the right thing and let her go, like he tried to do so many years ago, or be selfish and make her his. He wants to be the good guy, but sometimes, chemistry just can’t be controlled, and Gabe will be damned if he lets Victoria walk out of his life a second time.

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This book contains mature content and language, including (but not limited to) sexy romance scenes and plenty of f-bombs. You’ve been warned.

Mindy’s Review:

Gabe Matthews has spent the last several years trying to be a better man. Losing his sister at a young age made him get sober. He feels it is his fault for not being a good example. Gabe has made some bad decisions in his life and all he wants to do is find happiness.

Victoria knows all about Gabe and who he is. When he walks into her life again she tries to keep her feelings suppressed and remember that her heart was shattered by him all those years ago.

Gabe and Victoria have a rocky past. She was in love with him for so long. That is until he slept with her and then acted like nothing happened the next day. Victoria knew not to get involved with her best friends older brother but her heart lead the way.

This book deals with loss, addiction and love. I really felt for the characters. I could feel their pain while talking about Gabe’s sister. I love how this book was written (although it was predictable). Feeling like you are part of the characters is what really draws you in.

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Review of Hot & Heavy (Lightning #2) by Tracy Wolff

“More kisses, more pleasure, more him.”

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance (Football)

Book Length (Est.): 208 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

When a daredevil football stud tries to get into your yoga pants, you know class is about to get interesting. The New York Times bestselling author of Down & Dirty returns with Hot & Heavy.

Sage: Although I come from a long line of free-spirited yoga teachers, sometimes I wish my life could be just a little more normal. More ordinary. More boring. Easier said than done, especially since it’s on me to keep my family’s studio up and running every time my mother wanders off to find herself. But that’s when my best friend sends me a sexy new student: Shawn Wilson, a slick wide receiver with a death wish and a chip on his broad, muscular, irresistible . . . wait, what were we talking about again?

Shawn: They say I’m an adrenaline junkie. The truth is, I only really feel alive when I’m risking my life: Snowboarding, parachuting, BASE jumping . . . the kind of fun team management considers breach of contract. When my coach orders me to take yoga to “center myself,” I’m pissed—until I get an eyeful of delectable, flexible Sage Kaufmann. Unfortunately, she’s determined to keep things between us strictly business. But if Sage can get me to enjoy downward dog, maybe I can convince her that scorching hot sex could be the perfect shot of adrenaline.

With their own sweet HEAs, Tracy Wolff’s red-hot Lightning novels can be read together or separately:
DOWN & DIRTY | HOT & HEAVY

Jennifer’s Review:

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

Let me start by saying that I did not read Down & Dirty first and I don’t feel like I missed anything, but after reading some of the highlights during ‘girl talk’ I might just need to go back and see what I missed because it sounded quite interesting…aka hot.

Sage is a rule follower. She avoids danger. And she thinks she’s happy with her life until things like her mother happen and she’s reminded of why she has rules. Rules she broke one night with a stranger…in a bar…against a wall. And can I just say HOT DAMN what a way to start a book!

Opposites is almost every way.

Shawn is a risk taker, even when it puts his career at risk, but he has his reasons and they’re somewhat understandable. However, he always knows the risks he takes, that is until he meets Sage. He can’t take his eyes off her. He wants her and even after he has her recklessly against a bar wall he still wants more…and even though it scares him it’s not something he’s willing to walk away from.

Their romance is hot and demanding just like the characters themselves.

Hot & Heavy is a fast paced, can’t put it down, and don’t want to kind of book. It literally starts with a bang and never loses its momentum. I cannot wait to see what else is in store for the Lightning series.

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