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Review of All I Ever Wanted (Heartthrob #1) by Luann McLane

“Compromise.”

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 250 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

From author LuAnn McLane comes the first in a brand new series featuring the sexy Heart brothers: formerly the members of the cult-phenomenon boy band Heartbeat, they’re all grown up and back together for one last reunion tour…

When Grady Heart, former lead singer of the cult-phenomenon boy band Heartbeat and eldest of the brothers, decides to bring the group back together for a highly anticipated reunion concert, he doesn’t expect to be met with so much resistance from his brothers. He also doesn’t expect them to hire his ex-girlfriend and ex-Heartbeat choreographer Arabella York to help the band rock some new dance moves.

Back in Heartbeat’s glory days the brooding bad boy fell hard for Arabella; the studious, stable dance teacher tamed Grady’s wild side but her lack of trust in him eventually drove them apart. Although their chemistry burns hotter than ever, Grady tries to keep his relationship with Arabella strictly professional this time around but in his heart, he might just still long to find out what could have been.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received an ARC of this book free from Simon & Schuster in exchange for an honest review*

Grady is the lead singer of Heartbeat and the eldest of the brothers. Since they’d all outgrown the “boy band” age they were only reuniting to do a benefit to help their mother’s charity.

They’re all out of shape and out of practice…not that they’d admit to that easily…and getting their old coordinator back would be ideal. Only problem with that is Grady and Arabella had a past and he doesn’t want her anywhere around him.

Thank goodness his brothers never listen.

Arabella left Heartbeat with a broken heart and something a little extra. She never wanted to go back although her heart never truly left. She has a little issue with her business and so when she’s asked to work with them again she knows financially she has to take it, but seeing Grady again…she don’t know if she can take that.

Of course it doesn’t take long for sparks to reignite and walls to fall.

The storyline was okay, there were a few twists thrown in. The only part I had a difficulty with was getting interested in it. The beginning is slow and whiny. Nothing even remotely interesting happens until about a quarter of the way through.

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Review of Taken By The MC (Penetrators MC #1) by Devyn Douglas

“You’ve always got an out Harmony.”

Genre: Erotica

Book Length (Est.): 110 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Sometimes you have to get dirty…

There’s no one dirtier than the local MC.

Harmony’s used to her mom’s BS hitting her doorstep. She’s mastered saving her mom’s ass, but her latest stunt might get them both killed. The local drug dealer, as well as the Mexican Mafia, want blood. Unfortunately, the sexy MC President wants more from Harmony. To keep them both breathing, she’ll work off the debt—on her knees. A slave to the MC.

No one was ever supposed to find out about Harmony’s darkest fantasies—but the Penetrators MC has, and they intend to fulfill every dirty detail.

 

Mindy’s Review:

*I received an ARC of this book free from After Glows Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Harmony has always been attracted to the local MC’s President and Vice President. Now that Harmony is paying off her mother’s debt to the local MC and they learn about her naughty fantasies they make her a slave to the MC.

I have been debating on how I want to rate this book. The title of the book is exactly what you get. The storyline is solid, the men in the book are true alphas,  and you are warned in the synopsis that she becomes a slave to the local MC. However, I am still trying to put my thoughts together. I love alpha men, I love bikers and I love when they are combined into a great read. What I am not sure about is Harmony. Yes she has fantasies and she becomes a true slave in this book. No back talk, no resistance, just does as she is told. WHAT?

Overall this is a good fast paced read.

 

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Review of Speared by a Merman: A Merman Erotic Short Story by Shady Fae

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“Now that’s how you Zen.”

 

Genre: Erotica, Short Story

Book Length (Est.): 14 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Fantasy. Desire. Tail-pounding water sex.

Pop star sensation Jacee needs some Zen time, far from the hectic hubub of prying paparazzi and raving fans. So when she takes her private yacht out to sea, she figures the only action she’ll get is inside one of the romance books she brought — or with the captain, though he’s not exactly her type.

Imagine her surprise when a man pops out of the water as she’s lounging on the deck, sipping on wine and considering her options.

Except he’s not a man.

The exotic merman is all muscle, dimples, and cerulean eyes, and she soon finds out he’s more than ready to take her for a ride. All she has to do is say yes and dive into the real-life fantasy swimming in front of her.

Jennifer’s Review: 

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

Jacee is a pop star who needs some zen time away from the paparazzi. On a yacht with only her captain she realizes how boring it can be without technology to keep her entertained. She even contemplates maybe sleeping with him to pass the time. But then a sexy merman appears and suddenly she mentions that she doesn’t just fall into bed with anyone. That was a little amusing since she just commented on the captain being a potential partner and then immediately starts drooling over Cerulean.

Cerulean is a merman who saw a goddess he wants to spear. And spear her he shall.

Speared by a Merman is exactly what the title says. It’s a quickie read about a bored girl and a horny merman who find passion amongst the waves. If you’re looking for any sort of depth you will not find it here, but if you want to know what it’s like to be with a merman and only have fifteen minutes to spare then this is the book for you. However, I should warn you that it’s kind of written like a cheesy porn with things like… “He filled her, his squirt bathing her insides.” Yeah, that makes me laugh every time I read it.

Jenn 3 Heart

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Review of Sydan: Galactic Guardians by Cianna Rafael

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“I fear I am becoming dangerously enraptured by you.”

 

Genre: Sci-fi, Fantasy

Book Length (Est.): 163 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Rowan Sharpe Is surviving on a ravaged earth… barely. An alien invasion has left her with nothing except her survival instincts and a few stolen canned goods. When a sexy alien warrior swoops in and takes her to his ship, she is sure she is done for. And in a way she is.

Sydan is not just any alien warrior, he is a Prince. He’s charming, good looking and trained in combat to be a defender of the galaxies. He’s been happy living the life of a bachelor soldier, being with whomever he desires. But a chance encounter with Rowan Sharpe has changed all of that.

The Varikan mating bond is strong, and evokes deep passion with those that have been pulled together. Rowan and Sydan must decide if the reward of their mating is worth the risks.

Just when life is finally turning around, it becomes abundantly clear that some people are not happy about this intergalactic affair and will stop at nothing to prevent it from happening. Will Sydan and Rowan be able to enjoy the pleasures of mated life or will their relationship parish before it has really had a chance to start?

Jennifer’s Review: 

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

Rowan goes through a lot in a very short amount of time. From student to surviving a planetary attack, to finding out she’s the mate of an alien, to transforming her DNA (along with a few other modifications), to being a Princess and a mom. The fact that she handles everything with such ease made her a little unrelateable. Don’t get me wrong, she does have emotions and sometimes they are fierce, but overall she just kind of accepts the hand she’s dealt and moves forward.

Sydan never expected to find his mate on Earth, but one touch and they both end up with the mark stating it’s truth. He struggles a little with fearing rejection, but he’s a sweet, sexy, warrior winged Prince…what more could an Earth girl want?!

“Being mated to you is going to give me a terrible ego. I quite like being the sex fantasy husband.”

Sydan: Galactic Guardians navigates the borderline between peace and war amongst alien beings. It will bring you into the depths of the Varikan people and how they and their world differs from ours.

Everything between Rowan and Sydan happens very quickly and then they are thrown into chaos. Deceit, betrayal, and family secrets fill the pages alongside love, faith, and hot alien sex.

There are several parts that seemed to lack depth and therefore it had a difficult time holding my attention, but simple curiosity kept me turning the pages.

 

Jenn 3 Heart

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Review of A Bond to Bear by Harmony Raines

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“…if there’s any pain, it will be of the most exquisite kind.”

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Shifter Romance

Book Length (Est.): <100 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Billionaire Jared Sinclair has found his mate, but she doesn’t know it yet. He isn’t even convinced he wants a mate and all that goes with it. Yes, he wants to claim her, but children, and marriage, he’s not sure that’s the kind of man he is.

Although his bear disagrees.

Kelly is juggling two jobs to support her mom and brothers. With debts to pay, she can only fantasize about what it would be like to be with a man like Jared. Until he offers her half a million dollars for one weekend.

One weekend … easy, right?

But they soon discover neither of them wants to walk away … and this is a bond they will both have to bear. Forever!

Jennifer’s Review: 

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

Jared is a self-made billionaire who isn’t exactly thrilled of his bear’s call to mate. Yes, he’s found his mate, but he’s a workaholic and a wife and cubs has no room in his life. Of course his way of thinking changes once he gets Kelly away for the weekend and realize his bear was right.

Jared had his moments where I wished I could reach into the pages and slap him upside the head. Some of the things he does are downright rude and uncaring, but he does his best to make up for all his initial actions and reactions.

Kelly is working two jobs to provide for her mother and two younger brothers so the attraction she’s felt for her boss from day one is mostly just a nuisance and his proposition an insult…or it would be if she didn’t find his dimples adorable.

A Bond to Bear is a fast paced quickie read with a sexy but stubborn bear shifter and a sweet girl who cares more than he would have expected. They have more in common than either would have expected, but with the shortness of the story it’s hard to get fully drawn into the characters. And just a warning…the last chapter is more of an epilogue as it jumps pretty far into the future. It kind of threw me for a loop and had me rereading to see if I had missed something.

Jenn 3 Heart

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Review of Picture Me This by Marina Lovechild

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Ummmm….

 

Genre: Erotica, BDSM

Book Length (Est.): 141 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

“One snap with the shutter of my camera, and you will be mine forever,” he whispered.

My name is Sam, short for Samantha. I’m regular, boring and plain. The only time I can ever relax during my time in college is in photography class, or at least… It was.

That all changed when I met my new photography teacher. He is too sexy for his own good, and his mind too twisted for words to describe.
Together we tumbled into darkness, slowly spiraling out of control, and honestly…? I think I like it.

Mindy’s Review: 

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

Samantha is a college student. She is pretty plain and boring. The only time she feels relaxed is when she is smoking pot or in photography class. That is until she meets the new teacher.

Samantha tries to impress her teacher but can never seem to make him like anything that she does. That is until she starts taking pictures of herself.  She wants him to see the real her. However falling in love with him was not part of the plan.

This was a weird read for me. The teacher has a hidden past that he wants to keep hidden. Samantha wants to know all of his secrets no matter the cost. To be honest I kind of felt like I was reading a Lifetime movie script. With that being said I think it could be a really great movie.

Mindy 3 star

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Review of The Prince’s Plan by E.M. Youman

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“Once a Ho always a Ho”

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Contemporary Fiction

Book Length (Est.): 497 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

She can’t trust him…or her desire for him.

Marnie Ducello is way past second chances. Most days she’s fighting to forget the past and stay sober—a combination she doesn’t always pull off. She’s done waiting for Prince Charming. So when a sexy stranger turns out to be an arrogant, cab-stealing jerk, Marnie isn’t surprised. If only her rash reaction to his rudeness hadn’t resulted in her arrest. . .

Singer Danny Roland is no prince. He has fame, fortune, and a not-so-hidden addiction. He’s running from memories of the lives he’s ruined. Keeping his personal demons under control and out of the tabloids is what Danny wants more than anything. After a simple drug deal goes very wrong, Danny decides to make karmic amends—by finding the woman he abandoned to the police. Marnie’s a recovering addict, too, so he offers her the deal of a lifetime: a job as his personal assistant and a safe space in his home to live in if she stays sober.

Marnie is soon swept up into Danny’s world of prying paparazzi and vengeful exes. She can’t help the burning attraction between them, but she can’t trust Danny—or herself. And when Danny’s brother begins to pursue her, Marnie and Danny must both come to terms with the painful secrets that haunt them. They’re both broken…but maybe together they can be unbreakable.

Jennifer’s Review: 

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

Danny is a recovering addict and when his path crosses Marnie’s he cannot get her out of his mind. He wants to help her. Sponsor her.

Marnie thinks Danny wants something, no one offers something like he is without strings attached, but she’ll take is offer nonetheless. Being his assistant is hard work and she’ll have her spiraling moments, but in the end it’ll make her stronger.

Together they’re stronger. Even if it’s just her being his assistant and making his life easier.

Based on the synopsis I was expecting a drama filled romance, but that is not what this is. The Prince’s Plan is about two people attempting to overcome their addictions. They relapse, they have memories of the worst things they’d done while high, they substitute one thing for another…it’s all a winding tale of drug hazed misery. The love story between Danny and Marnie is barely even a hint upon the pages. There is, however, lots of detailed sex and drug usage, but mostly them with other people.

It does describe the heart of addiction and everything one loses, including themselves.

Jenn 3 Heart

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