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Review of Tail (Carolina Bad Boys #6) by Rie Warren

“Going, going, gone.”

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, MC Romance, Suspense

Book Length (Est.): 236 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

I’m most known for honeys on my arms and notches on my bedpost. But this time, I’m not chasing tail. Every rose has its thorn, and I’ve just been snagged.

TAIL
I have girls lapping out of my hands, forming lines for a chance to dance on my cock. Until she shows up. And it all grinds to a halt. Madison Rose Rush. No joke there. One look at her, and I feel a rush all over my body. I want that thing all the other dudes found. Love. A mate. A classy broad I probably don’t deserve.

I know one thing.

Maddy Rush—Handsome’s sexy sister—is strictly off-limits.

Is that gonna stop me?

Hell. No. Not even with the Bad Seeds MC breathing down my neck for a debt I can’t pay.

MADDY
VP of Retribrewtion Brewery, heiress to the Rush Distillery empire, I’ve played by the family’s rules. I’m community-spirited, high-class, worldly-wise . . . but that doesn’t necessarily mean I’m a good girl.

And Tail makes me want to be bad in ways I never even knew. He’s dangerously gorgeous. He’s affiliated with the same MC as my big brother. He has inked sleeves and sex on the brain and Max warned me away from him.

Is that going to stop me?

Hell no.

Nothing will stop us. Nothing. Until a rival MC—outlaw bikers—retaliates against Tail. Bad Seeds indeed.

Jennifer’s Review: 

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

Tail is short for Taylor, but everyone thinks his nickname fits because of all the tail that rotates through his room at the clubhouse. That is until he first sees Maddy and then she’s all he wants. Celibate and focused on woman, besides his mama, is new territory for him, but never once does he ever lose sight of his goal…Maddy.

Maddy is Handsome’s sister and runs Retribrewtion with him. The last thing she wants is to have someone with Tail’s reputation hitting on her, but when he starts showing up with babies in tow for office picnics and other random sweet acts it’s hard to keep saying no.

“Newsflash: babies…cute. But babies didn’t crap unicorn and rainbows. What came out of that tiny little bottom was nasty gunky hazardous waste.”

A debt owed to the Bad Seeds who are becoming a little more threatening, an overprotective brother who wants him far away from his sister, and an ill mother who needs constant supervision…just a normal day for Tail. But what keeps a smile on his face? One Maddy Rush.

Tail, like all of the previous Carolina Bad Boys books, was a fantastic read that had just enough suspense to keep the background interesting and just enough steam to keep the pages fired up.

My Favorite Moment: Bachelor action!

Gliding toward the stage, Maddy parted the sea of people. And when she stood directly in front of me as I toyed with the belt buckle at my waist, she looked up at me.

“Five grand.” Her voice rang out over the crowd, silencing all other bidders.

And that was fucking it. Going, going, gone.

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Slap Shot (Aces Hockey #5) by Kelly Jamieson

“This, though…this could be addictive.”

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance

Book Length (Est.): 259 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

My name’s Max Hall, and I need to f***. As a pro hockey player who’s been away from the game for over a year, my libido has picked one hell of an an inconvenient time to come roaring back to life. 

After my wife died from a rare form of cancer, sex was the last thing on my mind. Same with hockey, the other love of my life. Now, after fifteen months of eating too much, drinking too much, and generally just feeling sorry for myself, I’m facing a steep uphill battle to get my ass in shape and play my way back onto the Chicago Aces. 

So I’m not looking for a relationship. Just sex. Yeah, I know how that makes me sound. But the truth is, I’ll never love another woman the way I loved my wife. When I meet a sexy bridesmaid at my teammate’s wedding, I decide to scratch that itch. A fling with Kendra Armstrong in her posh hotel room could be just what the trainer ordered. 

Not only is Kendra smokin’ hot, she’s dynamite in bed—one of the perks of being a sex toy designer. Since she lives in New York anyway, we agree to keep things casual, no strings attached. The arrangement is perfect . . . until one of us falls in love. And it’s not me.

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*

If you’ve followed the Aces Hockey series then you’re familiar with Max Hall. He’s been in the hearts of most of the players. He took some time off of playing for the Aces when his wife was diagnosed with cancer and after she passed he just couldn’t get out of his own head long enough to focus on anything. But now he’s ready to get back on the team, he’s working hard and following his strict fitness regimen. He may even be ready to get back in the saddle and enjoy a little womanly contact, but only the non-committal kind.

Kendra was only in town for a wedding and Max caught her eye. Why not have a little no strings fun? She had every intention of never seeing him again, but when he makes that difficult then how can he blame her for reading into things more than she should. You don’t take a one-night stand out on a date or hang out with them.

Max unknowingly cracks the door, Kendra falls through it, and Max slams it and runs away. Yep, that about sums it up when it comes to the hearts of these two characters. Of course when you have someone fantastic in your life like Kendra it won’t take long for Max to realize that he lost something he needs to get back.

Slap Shot is a sweet romance wrapped around very naughty intentions. It’ll make you laugh, possibly cry, all while winning your heart.

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Review of Good Girl’s Guide to Talking Dirty (Girl’s Guide to Love #1) by Alice Faris

“Precision matters in a lot of things.”

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 360 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis: 

Talking dirty as a phone sex operator isn’t what straight laced school psychologist East Winters had in mind as a portable counseling job. But after being budget-cut out of employment, she needs the cash to get out of town fast and hitchhike to Maine for her dream job working at a school with a bigger pocketbook and no knowledge of her family’s nasty history.

Ex history teacher, Ansel Andersson, resents his boss tacking on a team driver at the last minute for his first cross-country delivery. Sure, she’s a sexy redhead that gets him hot and bothered, but he had other plans. Historical sites. Greasy food. Avoiding his PTSD issues from surviving a shooting. Oh that—he’d rather not think about it.

You know what? Maybe this clean, proper psychologist is exactly the perfect distraction. If he could only get her to stop running off blushing into her phone, he’d teach her all kinds of filthy things.

Jennifer’s Review: 

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

East is trying to start over new somewhere far away from where rumors can run her life. And to get there she took on a job that she isn’t too thrilled about. But it’s the journey there that will ultimately rewrite her future.

Ansel is running from his life and what everyone thinks he should be doing. He’s attempting the fake it to you make it routine, which doesn’t exactly work with an intriguing redhead is always around. He’s stuck in a place where terror still has a grip on him and it keeps him from moving forward and until he has the strength to face it he’ll never move forward.

“Her. The dick whisperer – and wouldn’t the moment be complete when, yep, his body reacted positively to the news. Shit.”

Stuck in a truck together. Neither too happy about their circumstances. Each wishing they were making the journey alone. Good Girl’s Guide to Talking Dirty takes you on a road trip that will force two people into situations that will bring them closer than either wishes for. They’ll each have to overcome their own hurdles before either can open up to the other, but they each do so in their own time.

“You’re hot,” she blurted. He stopped, twisted around to look at her. “I mean I’m hot. You must be hot. We’re all hot. It’s just…hot.”

East is entirely too awkward and bumbling in the beginning, but her character does eventually develop into more. It’s the getting to it part that kept me not as interested as I wanted to be. It is an okay book and the storyline is good, but I just didn’t care all that much for the characters.

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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 Baller Made (Bad Boy Ballers #3) by Rie Warren

“You own me…”

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance

Book Length (Est.): 294 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Bad Boy Ballers series finale! Includes an epic novella length epilogue for Rafe and Peyton, Brooklyn and Delaney, and Calder and Reggie!

The dark horse of the NFL. A superstar showgirl on the Vegas strip. Their desire is taboo in ways you can’t even begin to imagine.

Calder Malone. Black sheep. Bad boy. Kicked off the Reno Ravens and almost suspended from the NFL. The sexy center remains a fan favorite now that he’s playing for Carolina Crush. And what Calder wants more than anything is to prove his worth to the team that’s his last chance, the family he disgraced, and the one woman he fell in love with years ago.

Unfortunately the comeback kid isn’t a boy anymore, and the babe he wants was never his for the taking—for reasons that make him question his sanity.

Reggie isn’t just a Vegas showgirl, a pretty face. She’s an Air Force widow, a strong woman who’s piecing her life back together . . . And maybe the man she always thought was out of her league and completely off-limits just became fair game.

Off the field and offstage, what happens when Calder and Reggie don’t stay in Vegas?

Jennifer’s Review: 

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

Calder had his life spiral out of control, but has been doing everything to get it under control and get his career back on track. He does everything he can to prove to his new team, the Carolina Crush, that he’s worth the risk they took on him. His career is going good. His personal life…not so much.

Reggie was Calder’s childhood best friend. He wanted more, but was too shy to ever go there. Unfortunately his brother had no problem making the first move on her. He got to stand by and watch the love of his life marry his brother. And then he got to watch as his brother’s continued deployments wore on her. In the end, when his brother was killed in action he couldn’t stand by and watch her pain. His thoughts were always for more and with him gone they felt more wrong than normal so he distanced himself from everyone, throwing himself into his career.

Reggie is a Vegas showgirl, and damn good at her job. She’s worked very hard to get where she is and when the Carolina Crush show up to celebrate a victory she’s excited to see Calder. What he doesn’t know is that she’s seen the glimpses he’s given her over the years and she knows he’s interested, but at the same time she knows he probably would never do anything out of respect for his brother. She’ll set her mind and nothing will stop her from proving to him and herself that they are meant to be together. And she’ll give up everything to do so.

“What am I to you then?”

“Mine.”

Calder is sweet, but kind of lost. Reggie is strong-willed, but hesitant. And they’re completely perfect for each other.

Baller Made is a second chance romance of sorts. Life may have taken Calder and Reggie on two different paths, but in the end it’ll lead them right to where they were meant to be.

I absolutely loved how Reggie kept teasing Calder with sexual innuendos. Once she started down the path she didn’t waiver that’s for sure.

“Hey, I’ve got more skills than you know about.” He took the seat across from me with a bold wink.

“Oh yeah? Maybe I’ll need more demonstrations in the future.” Tucking into the simple but tasty fare after a good dousing of hot sauce, I realized how hungry I was.

“Are you flirting with me, Reggie?”

“Would you mind if I was?”

He slowly shook his head. “It’s just…you never…”

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Review of The Bonding (Tribe Warrior #1) by Imogen Keeper

The bond makes it too confusing. I don’t know what’s real.”

 

Genre: Science Fiction, Erotic Romance

Book Length (Est.): 254 pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

He must choose – her life – or his freedom.

Tam is brutal. Hard. Uncompromising. Resigned to a lifetime alone. Until he finds a woman frozen in space, suffering from a deadly disease. There’s only one way to save her – to Bond her to him for life with his mind, his body, and his serum.

She must choose – her people – or his love.

When her planet is invaded by alien slavers, Nissa launches into space in a cryo-pod in a desperate search for help. Tam may be her savior, but their future is not meant to be.

In a universe at war, Nissa and Tam battle their dangerous addiction and their own stubborn hearts. Their strange part-chemical, part-mystical Bonding brought them together – and just might be what tears them apart.

READER ADVISORY: Graphic sexual content and language. No fade to black here! Including one attempted attack on the heroine.

Jennifer’s Review:

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

Nissa was set to be queen, but aliens took over her planet killing and enslaving most of her people leaving them no choice but to evacuate in hopes of finding help. She’d expected to be found much sooner than the almost 500 years it took. Her planet was not anything like it was when she’d left and neither were her people, but that didn’t stop her from wanting to help them.

Tam was a warrior from a place where illness took almost all of their females so when he finds one floating in a pod in space he’s mesmerized. When he’s forced to bond with her in order to save her life he’s torn between not being able to give her a choice and being overly enthusiastic at the possibility that he’ll have a mate.

It’s been a long time since I had to force myself to finish a book, but I kept waiting for something to make me change my mind about the story. First, the bonding is a completely odd thing based on Tam’s semen. It basically addicts Nissa to it and therefore they have to “bond” every few hours, which gets very old very fast. Second, the drinks are coffee and vodka spelled backwards (eeffoc and akdov) and truthfully I may not have even noticed if it wasn’t for the fact that every time either is used it’s written in italic. And lastly, there was finally a little bit of suspense toward the end, but when it switches to Tam’s POV it gave it all away and ending any hope of a big ta-da kind of finish.

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Review of Correlation of Fate (The Outlier Prophecies #6) by Tina Gower

“I’m yours. I’ll say it over and over until you believe it.”

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Suspense

Book Length (Est.): 305 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

The accidental death case of a woman hanging upside-down is the last thing Kate Hale wants on her plate. Too close to the tampered cases she’s had to deal with from the fall out of the anti-fate groups of New Karma and Wyrd. Too risky with her ex, Kyle Dillingham, at her heels. And is her partner Ian Becker ready for the challenge? Or is it Kate that’s unable to accept her own unpredictable future?

But when the case reveals more questions that connect it to her real target, finding out what happened to the elusive Michelle Kitman, Kate can’t resist cracking it open and coming clean to her pack. Even if it means she’s playing right into her enemy’s plan and fulfilling the Outlier Prophecy.

Jennifer’s Review:

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

With a pack baby on the way things are getting more domesticated around the house. It also means there’s more trouble brewing on the horizon. Lucky for Kate Hale and Ian Becker that they’ve developed more connections along the way than they realize and it’s through those  connections that everything will come to an end.

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed Kate and Ian’s story and although there are more stories to come this pretty much brought everything mystery to conclusion. The only issue I have is that the suspense didn’t build as well as I’d have hoped, but the bad guy finally gets caught and the house is officially a pack house with everyone settling into their rightful roles.

There will be a full length standalone Kate and Becker mystery in the future along with Ali Hale’s story. So if you don’t want the series to end there will be more coming don’t worry.

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