Review of Back To You (The Road Back Home Series #1) by Nicole Dykes

A Curse on the Keller Brothers

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 178 pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

The things we go through in our youth can either leave you broken or toughen you up.
In some cases, it does both.
What would you do for love? How far would you go to make sure you and the one you love most don’t end up on a path leading to nowhere?
When Maddison James is faced with a heartbreaking decision, love is tested, betrayal is imminent, and two brothers will never be the same.

Mindy’s Review:

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

This is going to be a different type of review than what I normally give you.. Usually I would give you a run down of the characters and what happens to them. Not this time! Everyone should go get this book and fall in love with Maddison and Logan the same way that I did. Fall in love with every page, get mad at them and then fall in love with them all over again. Here is what I will say.

Maddison has always had a dream to get out of her small town and away from her abusive father and make something of herself. Logan on the other hand loves where he is at and wants to stay in the family business. And all he wants is to have Maddison by his side.

Maddison does get her chance to leave but it has hurt, lies and betrayal leaving a path. When her past comes back to bite her she has to face it head on. And all I can say is Maddison and Logan make one hell of a team, even if he hates her for lying to him.

Go get this book! You will have a new book family to love!! Oh and for the record it was so good I read it all in a couple of hours while my entire family was asleep. You cannot put this down once you start. Totally worth not getting any sleep.

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Review of Why Her? (Mistaken Identities #2) by Rie Warren

“Don’t get dressed on my account.”

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 187 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

If you believe in second chances . . .

All I did was dance with her at a bar. Just once.
Then this undeniably gorgeous party girl, Stevie, turns up at my house, the contractor in charge of my remodel.
Ha!
How am I supposed to take her seriously?
The problem is she’s excellent at her job, which aggravates me even more.
She’s changing my house, changing my life, and my animal urge to protect and possess her feels like a betrayal to my deceased wife.

She’s absolutely unsuitable.
He’s uptight, f*** hot, and there’s no way she can compete with the ghost of his wife.

A book full of filthy sex and beautiful tortured romance. Why Her? 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.*

Stevie liked to let a little steam off every once in a while, but heels and sexy outfits weren’t her normal garb…nope, that’s steel-toed boots and a hard hat. She loved being a contractor and her father is trusting her on her own, problem is she doesn’t want to mess up, but that seems a little hard to do when she sees who answers the doorbell.

“Not my business one way or the other. But if you are hot for Mr. Bishop, I completely understand why. The man gives new meaning to bend me over and fuck me blind.”

Kane is a widower and has no intention of being out looking for someone, but when his assistant drags him out he goes. What he discovers there is Stevie, gorgeous, younger, and someone he definitely shouldn’t want, but for the first time since his wife passed away he definitely wants. He leaves that club alone, but the next morning when she shows up on his doorstep to remodel his house he’s torn between wanting her and thinking he shouldn’t.

“If I could get more of her on a daily basis, I’d demolish the damn house myself and hire her to rebuild it from scratch.”

Stevie does one hell of a remodel…even with the super sexy Kane watching. But holy hell does she get more than she bargains for when she goes to retrieve a tool she left at his house. Not sure I could have stayed quiet through that! But on a side note… Way to be super verbal Kane! That had to be one of my favorite scenes.

Why Her? is a nail-biting, have BOB on standby, can’t put it down kind of read. I think it was better than it’s predecessor Why Him? and that was a feat difficult to accomplish. It’s filled with so much sexual tension that if it could it would have set the pages on fire. There’s also the heartwarming side that includes a daughter who wants her father to move on and the realization that age doesn’t matter when it comes to the heart. The beginning, the middle, the end…all completely captivating. Absolutely loved it!

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Excerpt:

I’D RUSHED OUT IN such a hurry after almost kissing Kane again that I’d gotten all the way home before I realized I’d forgotten my laser level at his house. It wasn’t one hundred percent necessary I retrieve it tonight, but my dad’s rules were nailed into my head, and number one above all was his creed to treat your tools like your job depended on it.

Kane’s cool as fuck Mercedes was in the driveway, and I thought about knocking, but he’d already scolded me a few times about that, so I slipped inside and headed toward the kitchen where I’d last seen the digital level.

“Fuck, Stevie.” Kane’s deep voice stopped me dead in my tracks.

I thought he’d heard me enter the house, and I was just about to jump around the corner of the living room to explain I’d forgotten my level when he growled out, “Suck my cock.”

Ohhhhh.

Oh my God.

Heat flushed my body in an instant. With a hand covering my mouth, I tiptoed through the entryway and peeked into the living room.

Oh my fucking God.

Kane sat in a large leather chair, head thrown back.

Tie askew.

Shirt unbuttoned.

Sculpted tanned chest covered in soft-looking sooty-colored hair that arrowed to a thin line along his abdominals before . . .

Pants open, and Oh. My. God. COCK.

Oh Jesus Christ.

Kane was hung.

He gripped a fat, furiously hard dick in one large hand, pulling up on the veined beast until his knuckles butted the head. A large head that was dark and swollen and slick.

Mouthwatering.

Not to mention the pure filth pouring from his mouth.

“Take it deeper, baby,” Kane ordered the me he clearly fantasized about, and I imagined crawling up to him, taking that incredibly hard cock all the way into my throat.

I bit down on my lip, straining to go to him, knowing I shouldn’t watch him.

Helpless to do anything but.

Arousal skittered to my pussy in a flash. Liquid seeped from my cunt. Swollen nipples puckered beneath my bra. I wanted to slip a hand between my thighs to relieve the tingling ache as goose bumps erupted across my flesh.

Wet sounds echoed from Kane’s long slow strokes. More precum poured out and his whole cock glistened with each snick snick snick.

Kane Bishop.

Suave. Distinguished. And absolutely dirty.

His grip tightened at the thick base, and his other hand trailed lightly up and over the long length, fingers swirling across the tip then cruising back down faster.

Until he drew his hands away to clench the arms of the chair, a grunt parting his lips.

“Don’t wanna come to soon.”

I couldn’t move. The slick lips of my pussy rubbed together. Wiggling a little, I tried not to make a sound even though a whimper crawled up my throat.

He was magnificent when he went back to pumping his cock in a two-fisted hold that started out loose at the root then closed over the swelling purplish head.

Large hands.

Probably hot hands.

Rough hands that had barely grazed my breasts earlier.

“Yes. Lick my balls.” He lifted the weighty-looking sac and ran a thumb down the center, separating each testicle.

I covered my mouth with a hand, almost crying out with lurid need.

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?.

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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.”

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 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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Review of Dirty Like Dylan (Dirty #4) by Jaine Diamond

“Do you think… Is it possible to like cock and pussy in equal amounts?” 

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 105 ??? Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

One woman.
Two rock stars.
A threesome that will change everything…

Photographer Amber Malone sucks at love. She’s been dumped, duped and dated more a-holes than any girl should ever have to.

Then she meets rock star Dylan Cope, drummer for the mega-successful rock band Dirty; gorgeous, charming and all-around nice guy. For once, the stars seem to be aligning in Amber’s favor.

There’s only one problem.

Dylan’s rock star best friend, Ashley Player, is not a nice guy. He’s broken, bitter, protective of Dylan—and wants Amber gone.

It’s almost enough to send her packing…

But when Amber and her camera inadvertently catch Ash kissing Dylan, she finds herself sucked head-over-heels into a world of secrets, lust and heartache… and a three-way relationship that will change everything she thought she knew about love.

Dirty Like Dylan is the fourth full-length novel in the Dirty series—a rockstar romance series about the members of the rock band Dirty and the women and men who love them.

Novels in the Dirty series are interconnected standalones, each with an HEA; other books (novella/story collection) are not HEA, but are essential pieces of the overall story arcs. (There are ongoing storylines that develop throughout the series; reading them in order is not crucial but is HIGHLY recommended.)

Reading order:
Dirty Like Me (Dirty #1)
Dirty Like Us (Dirty #0.5) (novella)
Dirty Like Brody (Dirty #2)
A Dirty Wedding Night (Dirty #2.5) (story collection)
Dirty Like Seth (Dirty #3)
Dirty Like Dylan (Dirty #4)

Jennifer’s Review:

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

I have to say that this has been one of my favorite Dirty books. I stayed up two nights in a row reading it and wished I could have been reading it during the day…if it wasn’t for work I probably would’ve read it all in one sitting. Who needs sleep anyway?

Amber is pretty much a homeless photographer who loves to travel and her sister always hires her when she’s in town to help her out. This time it was an underwear commercial for Dylan. Her photographs were fantastic, but her mouth (like always) got her fired before she could finish.

She ran away with her tail between her legs to a house her sister told her she could stay in. Ash’s. But she didn’t know that and  it turns out that Ash did show up and literally next door was Dylan’s house. Talk about awkward.

Ash has an attitude that drives Amber insane. But he’s sexy as hell in that brooding way.

Dylan is perfection with nothing but sweetness poured her way.

“I’m crushing on a gay guy…

Well, two gay guys.

If I’d ever had a more dumbass crush in my life, I couldn’t remember it.”

Ash has been nursing a broken heart by clinging to Dylan, whom he is in love with, but has never told him.

Dylan wants his best friend to stop brooding and get back in the saddle again. He thinks Amber is the perfect girl for the job. Only thing is she’s kind of perfect for him. And there comes a point where he no longer wants to share. Hello jealousy!

With not only one, but two hot guys, Amber is one night away from overdosing on their lust-crazed relationship. She is torn between what her body wants and what her heart is telling her she needs. And although it’ll be confusing and possibly hurtful she’ll eventually let her feelings be known, even at the risk of the pain.

“Mental note to future self: when you like a guy and you don’t want to complicate things, don’t have hot sex with his best friend.

Even if his best friend is insanely hot and has a pierced dick.”

Dirty Like Dylan is pure captivating hotness! I’m still trying to recoup my sleep, but it was worth every single hour that I missed. The Dirty Series only seems to get better and I cannot wait for book 5, Dirty Like Jude.

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