Sunday 30 November 2014

No Denying You (Danvers #5) by Sydney Landon ~ #bookreview
No Denying You (Danvers #5)

After Emma Davis’s first week at Danvers International, she’s convinced her boss will drive her crazy…

Being the assistant to uptight workaholic Brant Stone is more than Emma can bear. But in her weaker moments, she can’t help but admit that the sexy control freak can turn her on with an insult more than any man she’s ever met...

So when Emma gains an unexpected advantage, she blackmails Brant into accompanying her to her high school reunion. After all, the enemy she knows is preferable to a blind date arranged by her meddling mother.

But before they realize what’s happening, they are doing more than acting the part…they’re living it. The war that has been raging between them shifts playing fields to the bedroom, as hate turns to lust and then to something so much more…

Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Signet /Penguin
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Part 5 in a cute series

My No Denying You Review...

So much mixing business and pleasure at Danvers International.  This book is part of a series, it could be read as standalone but it is much better read as part of the series.  Instantly Emma and Brant are like fire and water when they first meet.  To them they start to hate each other but each won't quit or give in.  To everyone else their connection sizzles and is the ultimate foreplay but when will Emma and Brant figure it out. 

Brant is a tightly wound professional who had a chance on love and it blew back in his face so why try again, he has his job and his family what else does he need.  Emma loves life and the super square controlling boss is cramping her style thankfully she has a fun loving family and her new friends at Danvers.  

Even though they can't stand each other they still like to poke the fires in their constant battle between each other, until one day Emma needs a favor and black mails Brant with his sexy past to get what she wants.

After being blackmailed and evading the fall out from Emma's post dental shenigans , Brant let's his stiffness go away to act a part of Emma's boyfriend to only have it feel more real then anything he's had in the past. 

Even though they are pretending they can't stop the chemistry and given in but for how long.  As they start to explore their relationship, Brant's past comes walking into his present causing all kinds of grief for the new shaky duo.  With this new shaky ground Brant flees instead of dealing with the challenge head on causing more stress then good especially when Emma needs him the most.  But like all Danvers' s men he needed the right motivation to claim what is his.  

Thankfully I'm slowly coming out of my very long reading funk and this was the perfect combo I needed.  It had charm, humor, sparks, drama, angst and loads of love.  I'm such a huge fan of this very sweet charming series and I can't wait for more as I'm dying to find out about Ava.  

4 Charming Thumbs up!
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Friday 28 November 2014

Blue Mountain (Pack #1) by Cardeno C. ~ #bookreview, #MM
Blue Mountain (Pack #1)
Exiled by his pack as a teen, Omega wolf Simon Moorehead learns to bury his gentle nature in the interest of survival. When a hulking, rough-faced Alpha catches Simon on pack territory, he tries to escape what he’s sure will be imminent death. But instead of killing him, the Alpha takes Simon home.

A man of action, Mitch Grant uproots his life to support his brother in leading the Blue Mountain pack. Mitch lives on the periphery, quietly protecting everyone, but always alone. A mate is a dream come true for Mitch, and he won’t let little things like Simon’s rejections, attacks, and insults get in their way. With patience, seduction, and genuine care, Mitch will ride out the storm while Simon slays his own ghosts and Mitch’s loneliness.

Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy from Author
Genre: MM Paranormal Romance

My Blue Mountain Review ...

Another great paranormal love story by Cardeno C.  In this new series we have the blue mountain pack where the pack is led by the Alpha Frederick and helped with his twin brother and other Alpha Mitch.  Here we find out that not all Alphas find their mate, because not all Alphas are able to deal with the responsibilites of the pack and their mate.  But Mitch and Frederick have always known they were destined to have mates.  More often than not Omegas and Alphas are mated but it is not often you find a male Omega.

So when the pack stumbles across Simon on their territory and let the Alphas know that there is an unknown lone omega wolf on their mountain,  for the first time Mitch gets hope that his mate has been found.   Finding your mate doesn't always mean its going to be easy, especially when you mate is scared of his own skin and alphas in general.   But Mitch doesn't give up easily so he has to give Simon time to trust him.

Even though Simon's natural Omega instincts come to life around Mitch he fights it for a long time as he doesn't trust any alpha.  Mitch has to be patient with Simon but the reward is worth it for this mated duo.

Mitch the natural alpha wins my heart especially how he takes care of his mate Simob.  Once again Cardeno C. has written a very lovely story about true love.  So far I have loved every single story of Cardeno C.  They are quick to read and jam packed with emotion and heart.

4 Mated thumbs up!
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Tuesday 25 November 2014

The Masseuse (The Body Works Trilogy #1) by Sierra Kincade ~ #bookreview
The Masseuse (The Body Works Trilogy #1)

First in the sexy and suspenseful Body Work Trilogy

Anna Rossi lives by one simple rule: don’t get attached, don’t get hurt. But Alec Flynn doesn’t play by the rules…

Anna never takes on a massage client without screening him first, but the paycheck offered by billionaire Maxim Stein is too good to turn down. Stein is the richest man she’s ever laid her hands on, and despite the risks, she trusts that she can take care of herself. After all, she’s handled difficult clients in the past. What she isn’t prepared for is getting caught in a compromising situation by Maxim’s tall, dark, and gorgeous bodyguard—or the desperate desires he awakens in her…

Alec is dangerous. The mysterious, hard-bodied man is completely irresistible and won’t be refused, no matter what walls Anna puts up to protect herself. But as Anna falls fast for his careful ministrations and mind-blowing skills, she begins to realize that giving herself over to a man with so many secrets isn’t just putting her heart at risk—it’s endangering her life…



Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Berkley Trade/Penguin
Genre: Adult Contemporary
Part 1 in a trilogy

My The Masseuse Review ...

I was intrigued by the title alone so I jumped at the chance to read this but let me tell you when I got to the end with a pseudo cliffhanger I nearly choked because that's when I found out it was a trilogy.  Not that I mind trilogies but I usually like going into them with that in mind, so I'm prepared for cliffhangers. 

Here is another book that would have been better if I wasn't in such a reading funk, but with this book we have another heroine who has been hurt so wants to run first before she gets the chance to get hurt. 

"Look, I love you, but you can't keep dropping everything every time things start going well.  Most people wait until they go bad before doing that."
This books starts off with Anna going to do an in-home massage where she became a masseuse after a her last running from life episode. (Where she got trained to do massage I'm not sure but I'm pretty sure that you need some course before you can work at a spa, but hey those are just details that will irk some on not others.)  As she just about head to her client's she's confronted with a gorgeous mystery man who wakes up her libido.  Sadly she thinks she will never see this man again but is pleasantly surprised when he happens to work for her new client.

The connection between Anna and Alec the mystery man is instant but they both are hiding information.  Without trust how can you build a relationship?  As things start to move forward Anna jumps to all kinds of assumptions about Alec, but never really confronts him instead she wants to jump ship.
~I had to get back in front, keep ahead of the pain.  That was how I survived.~
Having her friend convince her to stay put and take a chance she finds herself smack in the middle of dirty deal gone wrong.  Anna didn't start as whiny but then all of a sudden BAM super whiny and insecure which drove me batty.  As Anna's trying to get over her own shit, Alec is trying to change his ways so he can be a better person for Anna.

The actual story was good and if a) I can either get out of my reading funk or b) Anna stops being so whiny then I would love to read the next book to find out how it all plays out for Alec and Anna.  Even though I was in a reading funk and Anna did not help it any, I thought this was a good book from this debut author. 

3 Unfortunately another whiny heroine thumbs up!
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Seven Sons (Book One) *See where it all began*
*Please note this book is dark romance and deals with serious themes including rape, violence and murder.*

This story unfolds over seven volumes approx. 25 - 30,000 words each.

My father was most certainly NOT an innocent man. As the leader of the Gypsy Brothers MC, he was guilty of many things. But he died for a crime that he didn’t commit, framed by an enemy within who then stole his club and everything he had ever worked to protect.

Including my innocence.

When Dornan Ross framed my father, he set into motion a series of events that could never be undone. My father was murdered by Dornan Ross and his sons when I was fifteen years old.

Before my father died, Dornan and his sons stole my innocence, branded my skin and in doing so, ensured that their lives would be prematurely cut short. That they would suffer.

I’ve just turned twenty-one, and I’m out for blood. I'm out for revenge.

But I didn't expect to fall for Jase, the youngest brother in the club.

I didn't expect that he would turn my world upside down, yank my heart out of my chest and ride away into the sunset with it.

Now, I'm faced with an impossible choice - Jase, or avenging my fathers death?

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Lili Saint Germain
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Lili writes dark romance, suspense and paranormal stories. Her serial novel, Seven Sons, was released in early 2014, with the following books in the series to be released in quick succession. Lili quit corporate life to focus on writing and so far is loving every minute of it. Her other loves in life include her gorgeous husband and beautiful daughter, good coffee, Tarantino movies and spending hours on Pinterest.

She loves to read almost as much as she loves to write.



Monday 24 November 2014

Schooled (Mastered #2.5) by Lorelei James ~ #bookreview
Schooled (Mastered #2.5)


From the author of Bound and Unwound an all-new novella in the New York Times bestselling Mastered series.

When Amery Hardwick first met martial arts master Ronin Black, she wasn't ready for the level of his sensual artistry or his need for extreme control. Nor was she prepared for the primal urges it released in her. Amery and Ronin were made for each other.

When they married they were certain their future would be a fulfilling journey of love and passion. But happily ever after is never so simple. Six months later, while in Japan, Ronin is training with his sensei, while Amery is consumed by her own burgeoning career and a culture shock with which she is struggling to adapt.

Now, from the heady pleasures of Tokyo bondage houses to the unyielding family traditions pulsing with every beat of Ronin's heart, Amery and Ronin find the limits of their relationship tested once again, and shocked to discover what they're willing to do in order to save it.

Includes a preview of Unraveled, the upcoming novel in the Mastered series.


Source:  eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Intermix/Penguin
Genre: Adult Erotic Contemporary Novella
Part of 2.5 of a series

My Schooled Review ...

What do you get with super sexy Ronin Black and Amery on their honeymoon?  .... what you get is ..... sexual magic.

Ronin is back to Japan for more training so what better way to combine this trip with: his honeymoon, training and meet the grandpa all rolled up in one.  For the first part of their trip, Ronin is master of all things in their relationship.

Then Ronin is off to training and having a hard time balancing training and his wife which is causing Amery to get frustrated.  But Amery is not one to let things lie easily, which is why they are a good match for each other and confronts Ronin.  Which causes Ronin to go further in his training that he can now reach his own form of enlightment with his new balance into being master and husband.

I love how this novella let us see into Ronin and Amery's HEA, while at the same time set us up for Shiori and Knox in Unraveled, which I can't wait to get my hands on.

4 Binding thumbs up!  
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