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 Reaper’s Claim by Simone Elise

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“This, you and I; we aren’t over.”

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, MC Romance, Suspense

Book Length (Est.): 400 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

In my motorcycle club I’ve earned the name ‘Reaper’ and now I have my claim on Abby Harrison.

Reaper:
I didn’t know what love was, but I knew what want was, and I wanted Abby. When I walked out of the club and saw her I was stone cold sober. She was quietly beautiful and unlike any other woman I’d had before. But she was the daughter of the president of Satan’s Sons MC and completely out of my reach.

Abby:
Everyone knew The Reaper and how he got his name, so I never expected him to be my salvation when my sisters drunk boyfriend wanted to lay hands on me. I thought my innocence would be lost in that alley, until he showed up and saved me. I know being with Reaper will lead to trouble, but I don’t know if I have the strength to stay away.

Being together might be dangerous, but outlaws are meant to break the rules.

Jennifer’s Review: 

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

Abby was the President of Satan Son’s MC’s daughter. Her and her twin sister were raised in the club and although she may hate it at times it’s who she is.

Reaper isn’t the type of man you want to cross paths with and he was perfectly fine with who he was…until he realized how much Abby kept crossing his mind.

“If you have to kill someone babe, mans I’m not doing my job right, and I’m never planning on that happening.”

Reaper’s Claim isn’t just one plot, its several wrapped up in motorcycles, club politics, tightly wound emotions, and some badass people. This isn’t a sweet romance, this is a look into the keep dark corners of club life and how it affects all the people in it. Abby and Reaper may have a connection that keeps pulling them back to one another, but when they’re apart all hell breaks loose.

There is so much that happens in this book that I feel like giving any details will give away the storyline. I can say this… Reaper’s Claim is a very long book, it starts when Abby is 16 and takes place over many years. The pages are filled with perfect balances of love and hate; passion and death; pain and family; misunderstandings and trust. It was easy to get pulled into, but let me warn you there is one hell of a cliffhanger ending.

Jenn 4 Heart

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Review of Dirty Like Us (Dirty #0.5) by Jaine Diamond

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“He’s like a goddamn vampire. You invite him in, you give him power.”

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 200 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

What happens in Vegas… better stay in Vegas.

Maggie Omura has never been a gambling woman. As assistant manager of Dirty, the hottest rock band on the planet, she brings order to the lives of four crazy-ass rock stars.

But when the band lands in Vegas, a streak of bad luck lands Maggie in a bind–and in the penthouse suite, with the last man she’d ever want for a roommate.

Zane Traynor, lead singer of Dirty. Rock god. Sex god. Total nightmare for women.

And the only man who’d make Maggie a proposal so insane it just might work.

A night of chance.
An irresistible gamble…
It’s time for Zane and Maggie to go all in.

 

YAY ~ Double Review!

Mindy’s Review: 

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

Maggie Omura is the assistant manager for Dirty. Dirty just so happens to be the hottest band in the world right now. Her only rule is to not get involved with the talent.

Zane Traynor is the lead singer for Dirty. He is a rock god and has a long list of one night stands to go along with it.

Maggie ends up trying to help someone and puts herself in a sticky situation. Sharing a suite with the rock god himself. He has wanted Maggie for so long and she knows it. She has been able to stand her ground for six years. However when she has a rough night and practically throws herself at Zane just to be shut down and humiliated she has no idea what to do.

Zane has had it bad for Maggie since he first laid eyes on her. Knowing she has a screwed up relationship with her dad makes Zane very angry.  Not to mention they just happen to be staying in her fathers hotel in Vegas. Everything with her father comes with a price. Zane has a better idea and pops the question to Maggie to get her father off her back. When Zane sets everything up he really goes all in.

OMG! I loved this short story. I really need the rest of it, and I mean I need it now.  I am just in awe with these two characters and I really need to know the rest of their story. I cannot wait!!

Mindy 4 Star

 

Jennifer’s Review: 

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

To Maggie, Zane is a rock god who sleeps his way through groupies. He’s also the man who causes her breathe to hitch and her body to shiver, which is why she’s kept things strictly professional over the years.

To Zane, Maggie is his girl, she just doesn’t know it. He’d do anything for her, including figuring out how to convince her to marry him. Too bad she thinks the entire thing is a sham and that he’s only doing it to help her get back at her father.

Dirty Like Us keeps you on the edge of your seat as you watch two people who are completely in love with each other fumble it up at every turn. Both too stubborn to admit their true feelings, and Zane is trying, but Maggie keeps thinking he’s not serious. The end…OMG the end! What a cliffhanger! My heart broke for Zane with his last ditch effort. Now I understand all their awkward tension filled moments in Dirty Like Me, but I really need for them to finish their story now.

“You’re fucking crazy.”

“I’m a fucking great friend. And I’d make a great husband.”

She laughed, hard, which cut me in a way I didn’t care to acknowledge. “And how’s that, do you imagine?”

“Let’s see. I’ve got a great cock, I’m giving as fuck in bed, I’m loyal to a fucking fault, and I’d kill for you.”

Jenn 4 Heart

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Review of Million Baller Baby (Bad Boy Ballers #1) by Rie Warren

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“You were always my one.”

 

Genre:  Sports Romance, Contemporary Romance, Erotica

Book Length (Est.): 262 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

She’s NFL royalty. He’s the star quarterback of a tanking team. When she takes ownership, balls will roll . . . and the truth will out.

Rafe Macintyre—the rocket-armed Carolina Crush quarterback—has nothing to lose and everything to prove. All because of one woman . . . Miss Peyton Fox. When the tough-as-nails chick takes over as team owner, Rafe is ready to turn the epic-fail season into a Super Bowl championship. But the winning has to start with Peyton’s love.

No stranger to playas on and off the field, Peyton Fox is born and bred NFL royalty. Been there, done him, and called the plays even before she took up the Carolina Crush crown. She has zero time for a love life and even less time for games unless they happen between the endzones. Unfortunately, Rafe Macintyre has one hell of an arm, and he’s full of hot southern charm. He’s not too bad to drool over either, but it’s been five years since she tangled with him—a mistake she doesn’t plan on repeating.

The consequences of one night of rebellion will last a lifetime. It’s all fun and games until someone gets knocked up.

Jennifer’s Review: 

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

One night and one morning after reaction created a new reality for one Peyton Fox. How do you tell a new up and coming football star, who plays on your father’s team, who doesn’t even remember being with you, that you’re pregnant? For her, she doesn’t. She goes off on her own and focuses on her son. That is until her father passes away and she’s suddenly the team owner. A team that her son’s dad still plays for. A man she’s still drawn to. But her secret won’t allow her to get close to him or anyone.

Rafe never forgot that night with Peyton, but once he realized who her father was he thought it best to distance himself from the entire situation. But the moment she walks back into his locker room he’ll want nothing more than to be with her again. Too bad for him she acts like she wants nothing to do with him.

Spending more and more time together Rafe and Peyton find it hard to fight the sparks they’ve always had, but when he comes face to face with his little mini me things will explode. A son isn’t exactly a secret that can be kept for long. And to a man who believes family is everything, his reaction is amazing. Hers on the other hand is not.

My Favorite Moment is when their son gets to go to family day for the first time. That is one proud little boy.

Jenn 5 Heart

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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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Review of Playing with Fire: Dragons of the Darkblood Secret Society by Meg Ripley

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“Meeting you was a wonderful, unexpected, fantastic surprise.”

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Book Length (Est.): 194 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

I’ve always done my best to work hard and stand apart from my father’s shadow, but it seemed like he was setting me up to fail. When he assigned me a new client, Adventure Isle–a run down amusement park in the middle of nowhere–I knew I’d have to find the investor of a lifetime to succeed. I was looking for a man with more money than sense. What I found was a man who had no money at all, but he did have a beautiful daughter, Shayne. A beautiful, ball-busting daughter that I wanted from the second I laid eyes on her. She controls his money, but she controlled my heart from just about the moment we met. She called herself Mary and I never had a chance. But just when I find myself in her bed, exactly where I want to be, she gets the call. Her father is dead; killed by a dragon. And things are about to get a whole lot more complicated when the woman of my dreams learns that I’m a dragon, too.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received an ARC of this book free from Red Lily Review Club in exchange for an honest review*

Jason isn’t sure if his father is setting him up for failure or if there’s a little sentiment left in the old man, either way he doesn’t want to fail. After seeing pictures of his mother at the amusement park he wanted to revitalize it, to bring it back to back to its glory with a bit of a modern twist. Mary, on the other hand, thought differently, and until she was on board then his plan was pretty much a simple pipe dream.

When Mary’s life is turned upside down and Jason only adds to the crazy she’ll pull away, but it doesn’t take long for the truth to come to light. She’ll realize not only had he not lied to her, but that her father wasn’t as batty as she once thought.

Playing with Fire is a fast paced love story with a little murder mystery suspense added in.

The part I didn’t like is that there are no chapters. Every time you see ***** just expect it to move forward.

My Favorite Moment is a little office rendezvous make-up visit.

Jenn 3 Heart

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Blog Tour: Review of Hooked (Viking Bastards MC) by Christina Phillips

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“Every girl deserves one bad boy in her past”

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 162 pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

Zach…

I like my sex dirty and disposable. I’m not into commitment or chicks who want more than one night. My brothers and club come first, second and last.

Until she walks into my life. Classy, rich and so out of my league it’s crazy. A week together should get her out of my system, but this good girl is so bad when we’re all alone and I can’t get enough of her.

I don’t do forever, but she’s hooked me so bad I don’t ever want to let her go. Except there’s no way a princess can live in my world and I sure as hell won’t live in hers…

Mindy’s Review: 

*I received this book free from Netgalley via Tasty Book Tours in exchange for an honest review*

Zach is an absolutely no relationship kind of guy. He takes care of his sister and his club will always come first. When Grace walks into the bar to use the phone his thought process will change forever.

Grace is the kind of girl that comes from money and always tries to make her parents proud. Now that she has ended her engagement she is headed to her sister’s house. But not before her car breaks down in a shady part of town. With her head held high she walks right into a biker bar to use the phone and right into Zach’s arms.

This was a good romantic read. A hot headed guy that lives a crazy lifestyle falls for the girl that doesn’t fit into his life at all. With this being an MC book I expected to know more about the club. However, Zach and Grace are really good for each other. When he has to step into her lifestyle he knows that he could never fit into it but is not willing to let Grace go.

My Favorite Part: I think everything that had to do with Zach’s sister made me laugh. She has this brother that the world is scared of but she likes to tell it like it is.

Mindy 4 Star 

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Excerpt:

I pull her close, and she winds her arms around me, which makes me almost forget what I
was about to say. “What you see is what you get with me.”
“Hmm,” she says as though she doesn’t believe a word. “Big, bad, tough guy on the
outside. That’s okay, your secret’s safe with me.”
I snort with laughter. “No secret, Grace.” I like saying her name. “That’s me, inside and
out.”
“If you say so.”
“When I get you home, I’ll prove it to you.”
“Do you live far from here?”
With my arm still wrapped around her, I once again make for the door. “Nah. Just a couple
of blocks. Won’t take long.”
“Can we pick my luggage up first?”
I pause, hand on doorknob. “Luggage?”
“Yes. From my car. You know, toothbrush and…stuff.” Her cheeks are pink and she gives
a little shrug. “If I’m staying the night I need my things.”
“Sure.” My mind fills with the happy vision of Grace in my shower. I pull open the door,
keen to get home and put that particular fantasy into action.
Tension vibrates from her as we walk back into the bar. I swagger across the room,
ignoring the glances from my brothers and friends, and they soon get the message. Instead of
catcalls and jeers, they go back to their business, and Grace gives a relieved sigh as the door
swings shut behind us.
“At least it’s stopped raining.” She lowers her umbrella. “That’s my car, over there.”
I glance across the street and there’s no mistaking which car she’s talking about. It’s a
silver Mercedes coupe, and if I don’t warn my brothers the car’s off-limits, it’ll be picked clean by
morning.
She opens the trunk and takes out an overnight case, then looks at me expectantly, as
though she’s waiting for me to haul out the massive case that takes up the entire space. Is she
leaving home or going on vacation?
It’s none of my business, and I don’t know why the question even enters my head.
“You need all this shit for one night?”
“No, but I need a change of clothes.” She frowns as though something’s just occurred to
her. “Oh, you mean we’re walking to your house? I thought you’d have your car here. It doesn’t
matter, I can make do.”
She goes to shut the trunk, and I hold it open. “I don’t have a car.” Seriously, is she really
that clueless? Her surprised glance tells me that yeah, she really is. I haul her case out and
slam the trunk.
“There’s really no need.” She waves a finger at her case. “I don’t expect you to carry it
along the street. It’s too heavy.”
“The hell it is.” Even if the damn thing were full of bricks I wouldn’t back down now. “You
better have some killer underwear in here as payback.”
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