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Review of Dirty Boy by Kathryn Kelly

dirty-boy

Doormat Meet Feet

 

Genre: New Adult, Romance, Erotica

Book Length (Est.): 392 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Recipe: 1 Porn Star, 1 Step Sister, 1 Wealthy Father, 1 Flighty Stepmother

Take one trust fund baby porn star, a stepsister in need of money, and a wealthy father the flighty stepmother stole from. Add in a lot of sex, a huge dose of tragedy, a load of betrayal, a pinch of revenge and a heap of arrogance. Mix them together and shake shit up for a few weeks.

The result?

One VERY Dirty Boy.

Mindy’s Review: 

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

Max is a trust fund baby that enjoys sex so much he decided to live his life as a porn star. Having a wife and kids makes it difficult to have a happy home when you are having sex all day with other women.

Story is the daughter of a gold digging mother that uses men for the finer things in life. When her mother marries into her recent marriage everything seems to be going great. Except the fact that she is lusting on her older step brother.

This starts when Story is just a teenager then skips to her being an adult. Her mother’s marriage falls apart and Story is barely getting by. Her mother wants her to become a porn star to make her living if she wants to go back to school. When she discovers which company she is calling all hell breaks loose. Max and his brothers cannot stand Story or her mother for stealing money from their father. But when they realize she needs a job and money they will make her earn her way.

I am not sure how I feel about this book. Max is completely rude through out the entire book, using Story as a door mat. And the crazy thing for me is she lets him. And I am talking about the entire book I wanted to reach in and smack them both multiple times. I am still frustrated with them and I have finished reading. Overall this is a good read, but I just don’t think this one was for me.

Mindy 2 Heart

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Review of Her Steamy Viking (Her Elemental Viking #2) by A.J. Tipton

Her Steamy Viking

Witchy in Water 

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Book Length (Est.): 44 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

Bram is an ancient Viking with too strong a conscience to be the blood-stained conqueror his warrior family wants him to be. When his family takes on the wrong witch, he is cursed to be an invisible water wrath. Over one thousand years later he finds himself drifting, lost and alone at the bottom a Scotland loch, waiting for someone or something to end his suffering.

Audrey is a modern-day American witch with a broken heart visiting her family’s Scottish cabin for the first time. She came to Scotland to heal her heart, but will her magic touch be her final undoing? 

Jennifer’s Review: 

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

After  reading Her Fiery Viking I wanted to read more of the Her Elemental Viking series, but now I’m not so sure. Her Steamy Viking felt incomplete. In the first book I had a short, but complete and action filled story. In this one I got what felt like a single event. There isn’t much dialogue because well he’s made of water. Can’t have a conversation with water that isn’t one sided.

The beginning started off so well. Audrey had me laughing and then it turned into basically sex with water. Not even sure my mind can wrap around that one and trust me I tried.

Bram actually sounded remorseful for the previous actions that landed him in the loch, but for all his years left alone all he could seem to do was focus on getting his hands all over the naked beauty in the water.

My Favorite Laughable Moment: Audrey and her crazy witchy mouth.

“Audrey had to thank her ex, the no good, lying-as-fuck Chad for being such an asshole. If he hadn’t cheated on her, she wouldn’t have hopped on a plane to remove herself from the temptation of turning him into a bright pink dung beetle.”

Jenn 2 Heart

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Review of Face the Music by Kerri Malloy

Face the Music

Emotionally Draining 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.):  329 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

When Lana is approached to brush-up on her nursing skills to help rock star legend, Trevor Collins, with a four year old he has guardianship of and who may suffer the effects of fetal alcohol syndrome, she reluctantly agrees. The decision to return to the field which she’d abandoned after her husband and daughter were killed in a car accident is a very difficult one, but wanting to give back to Trevor’s aunt who helped her learn to live again after the tragedy, made saying no impossible. 

Trevor works hard to keep his personal life private, so when Lana arrives to help with the child who has mysteriously come into his life, he has a lot of reservations. In time, he learns to trust Lana, and together, they embark on a journey where they uncover startling truths about Lily’s parents, while struggling to overcome their own personal tragedies and to open themselves to love. 

Jennifer’s Review: 

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

When I saw this book I really wanted to read it. I thought oh a rock star…hot…and awww a kid involved…sweet. It turned out to be more like ugh why am I still reading this.

Lana lost her husband and child and after that she was never the same. Trevor lost his best friend and then got thrown into a web of lies he didn’t know how to navigate. Together they learn how to overcome their pasts, but although meeting each other may have been the catalyst they didn’t overcome anything together, they each did it on their own.

Face the Music has a very predictable storyline. The first half of the book consists of getting to know the three main characters Lana, Trevor, and Judy. And by getting to know I mean how they feel about every single thing in their lives and flashbacks to why they are the way the are. There is also very little dialogue in the first half and not really that much in the second half. By the time I finished the book I could tell you how any particular character felt about pretty much anything in their lives, but I didn’t feel connected to any of them. There was just no chemistry throughout the pages.

Jenn 2 Heart

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Review of Taboo Affair (The Affair Book #3) by Julia Rose

Taboo Affair

Taboo Affair

Genre: Erotica

Book Length (Est.): 21 pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Diana and Will are at it again and this time they’re already deep into their affair. After some panty play, sixty nines and hard love they part ways again. After feeling guilty Diana decides it’s time to try to end the affair. But when they come back together sparks continue to fly and smouldering make up sex ensues.

Mindy’s Review: 

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

Diana and Will are at it again! Deep into their affair Diana is starting to feel a little guilty that she is coming between Will’s marriage to his wife and decides to break it off. Both being miserable she decides to surprise him again but this time at his house while his wife is away.

I am not sure if it is just me personally but I think this could make a really good book had all of these stories been placed into one great steamy read. With it being a novella you get bits and pieces with time lapses. This is the third book in the series and it is still going. Not sure how many books are planned for this story but it will be interesting to see how this plays out. 

Mindy 2 Heart 

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Review of Forbidden Affair (The Affair Book #2) by Julia Rose

Forbidden Affair

Forbidden Affair

Genre: Erotica

Book Length (Est.): 15 pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

The adultery continues when Diana goes to Will’s work and surprises him with a breakfast quickie. Passions continue to ignite after Will’s shift is over and Diana meets him in the parking lot for some public exhibition style loving. The excitement fades when Will’s devil of a wife nearly catches them. Will the affair continue? Or will this be the final rendezvous?

Mindy’s Review: 

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

The secret affair between Will and Diana continues with Diana surprising Will at work. She gets a hotel room so they can have a quickie before Will has to go to work. When his shift is over and they are in the parking lot they almost get caught by Will’s wife.

This is the second novella in The Affair Series. Although this is a good read it still feels like I am reading a chapter out of a book then left completely hanging. 

Mindy 2 Heart

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Review of Secret Affair (The Affair Book #1) by Julia Rose

Secret Affair

Secret Affair

Genre: Erotica

Book Length (Est.): 14 pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Will and Diana are two lonely souls in sexless marriages. They have found each other online and one of them is ready to take their relationship to the next step. They know that once they cross the line it cannot be uncrossed. Will they find their second chance at love bundled up in a passionate affair?

Mindy’s Review: 

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

This is a very short novella about two lonely people that are in sexless marriages that find each other online and decide to take the next step into their affair.

Diana surprises Will outside of a grocery store in his small town. Concerned that someone might see he decides he might not be able to handle this. But when temptation is right in front of you I guess you can’t let it slide.

This was like reading a chapter out of a book…literally. By the time I was getting into the story it was done. Talk about a very short read. This is a good read if you just want a quick sex scene. 

Mindy 2 Heart 

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Review of Cold as Ice (The Warriors #2) by Charlene Groome

Cold as Ice

Cold as Ice

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance 

Book Length (Est.): 250 pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

The Warriors take to the ice again in Charlene Groome’s sensational series about hockey players and the women who love them. But the team’s new addition may have to work for a warm welcome…

Defenseman Devin Miller has bounced from team to team and city to city, but he’s finally ready to settle down—professionally and personally. The Warriors seems like the perfect fit. Now all he needs is the right woman to start a family with—and he’s willing to put in the practice to find her.

Sports anchor Carla Sinclair already doesn’t like Vancouver’s hot new acquisition. So when she’s persuaded to interview him, she’s not prepared for the chemistry between them. But though Devin seems eager to show Carla his moves—on and off the ice—he keeps his personal life off-limits. Frustrated by him in more ways than one, Carla decides to track down Devin’s secrets on her own—and soon must decide if their attraction is worth the hit to her fragile heart…

Mindy’s Review: 

*I received an ARC of this book free from NetGalley on behalf of Kensington Books in exchange for an honest review*

Devin Miller has finally found a place to call home. Playing for the Warriors finally seems like a perfect fit to settle down both in his hockey career and in his personal life.

Carla Sinclair works for the local television station as a sports reporter. Not knowing the man personally she already dislikes the newest Warrior addition. When asked to do the interview she is not prepared for the frustration nor the chemistry that she feels.

I am extremely torn between liking and really disliking this book. Good news first. The storyline has a lot of potential being that it is sports related. I like how the characters have a mind of their own and know what they want in life.

Now for the not so great news. The POV changes really confused me at times, I think the transition could have been smoother. Carla is very career driven and has worked very hard for what she has but has this overbearing need to have a child. I honestly feel that she does not make room for both in her life. And Devin is not your typical alpha male; he is constantly having to defend himself to Carla throughout the entire book.

As for the romance, well there really is not any. Halfway through the book I should be reading the good stuff. The only thing that I read that was remotely romance was pretty much “in and done”. The chemistry between the two was really off. They like each other and then all of a sudden they are in love and planning a future. And what happened at her job? Did she get fired from her job? I have some unanswered questions….I think.

My Favorite Quote: “Some women dreamed of weddings, hockey players dreamed of winning the cup. It was that simple.” 

Mindy 2 Heart

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