Books 1 & 2
by Lisa Bilbrey
Books 1 & 2
by Lisa Bilbrey
1st off let me put down my box is tissues as I begin this review. I love a book that pulls such a visceral reaction out of me that it leaves me in sobs and tears pool beneath my neck from the streams of tears I can’t stop. By the end of this book, I was a mess. I am still a mess. The book is like a train wreck in so many ways. I just knew that Michales was leaving clues for me along the way leaving chills up my arms warning me that one box of tissues was not going to be enough. Michaels even warned me in her Goodreads review, but no I had to go ahead and read it, stubbornly. I loved so many things about this book. I loved the female friendships who love so much and so hard that they are more like sisters. It is so easy for girls to be catty, but Evie’s crew were inseparable.
So, why a 4 you may ask? Honestly, it is mainly for two big reasons. 1st the first 40% of the book read like almost a newspaper or biographical account instead of a story. I didn’t feel the build or the connection until later in the book. There was way too much telling than showing. Then 2ndly, Luke blurts out a secret to Evie VERY early on in the book. I know there are people who blurt out things, but this was a biggie and felt that I needed more development.
If you can get past that (which I hope you can), then be ready for some serious emotions. This book is about so many lessons in life for any age. Definitely worth a read!
I received this book from the author for an honest review.
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Will James and Marie’s love be enough to save them? Or will their love fade away and sink to the bottom of the sea?
It’s the 1950s. World War II is long over, and peace reigns across the globe. Newlyweds James and Marie set sail across the world for their honeymoon without a care in the world except for their mutual undying love. As they embark from England on their adventure, the open seas quickly heighten their passions. And with only each other for company, their desire for each other reveals itself in the most sensual ways.
But the open seas mask hidden danger.
The couple’s carnal love is soon tested by heartless villains who will stop at nothing to harm them. The romantic adventure of a lifetime suddenly becomes a high-stakes epic battle. Side by side, James and Marie are forced to fight for everything – their innocence, their love, and their very lives.
In Irresistible Desire, Mel Wilkins crafts an exciting and erotic romantic adventure on the high seas, where love and sex collide with a brutal and unforgiving world.
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When fate sets Layla Hensley, a young, shy photographer on a collision course with River Steel, the enigmatic, good looking, rock singer who’s amassed more money, fame, and fortune than anyone else at his age in the entertainment industry, she realizes a change is about to happen in her life. River has everything a man could want. Money, fame, good looks. Women see him as a prize, but none of them can win his heart. When a shift begins in his life, he starts craving something money, and fame can’t buy. Soon, he learns, finding it may be harder than he thought. An unlikely match for River who knows women better than themselves, Layla’s struggling with her past, yet it’s precisely her vulnerability that in the end will win his heart.
As Layla and River lock eyes for the first time, they both realize they may have found what they were looking for. Hesitant at first, Layla attempts to talk herself out of him. Dealing with his own turmoil, and knowing that he could easily break her heart, River tries to stay away from her, but the chemistry between them and the passion coursing through their blood are simply too hard to resist.
Aware that he may only have one shot, River realizes that Layla has to shed her fears and pursue him and also that he has to keep his entourage away from her. Soon, Layla grasps that she needs to grow up fast if she wants to walk that path to him.
Sparks fly as they get closer to each other, the journey they are about to experience, destined to change their lives.
RIVER STEEL is a Rock Star, New Adult, Erotic Romance, intended for Mature Audiences only.
The story reaches its conclusion in LOVING RIVER (the second book of the series) also told from the heroine’s point of view,
A set of two companion books in this series, RIVER and RIVER’S HEART convey the story from the hero’s point of view, also providing much-needed answers.
They are all instrumental in getting a better understanding of the story.
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So, what did I think keeps staring at me as I write this review. Never in all my years of reading and reviewing have I ever been so confused when reading a romance story on how I felt. I can say that in the first five pages I was horrified by the gypsy and thought her friend was playing a joke. Then, five pages later I cried so hard that my son had to come in and check on me to make sure I wasn’t having a breakdown, and he is only 11! Then, the book sort became comfortably void for me, which is what I expect Guilliams was going for so that the sucker punch towards the end would send me reeling. I still have no idea what is real and what is not. I can say one thing, though, it will be a looooong time before I forget this book or even get it out of my mind. I’m almost afraid to read books two and three, but I made a promise to the author that I would so I must. If you are wondering why the 4, it is simply that I am more of a simple HEA girl and I am not sure if I got that. I sure know I hate getting mind f*****d, which is exactly what happened here, but hey most people love that so this book should be a best-seller if given a chance.
I received this book by the author for an honest review.
CUFFED by Dani René
Series: Falling Stars Duet Book #1
Genre: Erotic Romance
— SYNOPSIS —
When Dane Brawley whips out his cuffs,
there’s only one thing I can do… relent.
When Jasmine Archer purrs my name,
there’s only one thing I can do… relent.
He’s got talent’s I didn’t think a man could possess.
She’s got a body I could get addicted to.
Will one night be enough?
Or will Hollywood’s newest star and Los Angeles’ sexy officer find forever in the City of Angels?
*This is book one in the duet and has no cliffhanger. Each book will feature a different couple. This is a short, dirty read. 18+ ONLY due to a filthy mouthed alpha and explicit sex scenes.
— ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dani René —
I am an indie author and freelance graphic designer. I started focusing on writing in January 2015 and after a few fan fiction stories, I decided to publish Ace of Harts it was my first full length novella. On a daily basis I have a few hundred characters, storylines, and ideas floating around in my mind. If I am not on Pinterest or Instagram looking for my next muse, you can find me on Twitter or Facebook. So head on over, I love meeting new readers and authors.
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Do men love women who eat? They’re certainly wild about them in the new Epicure Erotica series–for the sophisticated read-eat-er! The best thing of all? Recipes are included. Smoking Gun’s American Bistro is the first book in the series. Let the food games begin!
One of Burlington, Vermont’s great epicures, Gunner Morehouse loves women who love to eat. However, after years of spending many delicious nights with young, drop-dead gorgeous BBWs, who mysteriously lose weight while dating him, Gunner now feels empty and famished. He vows to be alone and focuses his attention on Smoking Gun’s American Bistro, the restaurant he owns with his ex-wife.
Anabella Cebada has spent four years starving for a secure future. Unexpectedly, within a matter of hours, her whole life crashes down on her. She walks into Smoking Gun’s American Bistro hoping to start life anew. In a twist of fate, Gunner soon reveals her true culinary talents in the kitchen—and the bedroom. What follows is intoxicating sexual euphoria.
But their past is not food play, it’s serious stuff, and between them they’ve burned plenty of bridges. The question is, who will be burned now? One thing certain, readers will be left craving for more.
Bonus recipes are included to help you ignite your own romance!
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Overall, this was a good book. I like young adult and paranormal books so this was right up my ally. What fascinated me was the subject matter. I loved how Gemma tries to explain to Russ what she is…witch, no…sorceress, no…guardian angel, no. In the end, no one really knows what she is which makes wanting to read book two even more tempting. The book pulled me in and didn’t shake me loose until the end. I kept wanting to know all the secrets from Gemma’s dad, but now I am full of even more questions. I guess I better keep reading. Her other books intrigue me as well, so I guess I am going to be busy for a few days.
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RUSSIAN TATTOOS: OBSESSION by Kat Shehata
Series: Russian Tattoos Trilogy, Book 1
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Genre Categories: Romance Mystery & Suspense, International Mystery & Crime
— SYNOPSIS —
Falling in love isn’t a crime—but falling in love with a Russian mafia boss could be deadly.
Competitive tennis player Carter Cook wants a taste of freedom. Her overprotective father monitors every aspect of her life, so when he becomes employed by Vladimir Ivanov—a sexy Russian with an array of tattoos and an accent that weakens her knees—a bit of danger is within Carter’s grasp. Behind her father’s back, she enjoys spending time with Vladimir at his lavish estate. But is he really the upstanding businessman she believes him to be?
Vladimir Ivanov reigns as godfather of a Russian mafia crime ring.
Vladimir spent five years of his life in a Siberian prison camp and has earned every tattoo inked into his skin. He is a powerful man who gets what he wants, and after stalking the gorgeous tennis player for years—he wants Carter. A little charm melts her heart, and behind the scenes, he orders his henchman to track her every move.He’s a tattooed stick of dynamite ready to blow at the slightest spark.
As their romance reaches deadly levels, Carter senses something’s not right. When she’s lured into a compromising position at the hands of a shady European drug dealer, she calls in Boris, Vladimir’s right hand man, to rescue her—without telling Vladimir. With his authority questioned, he sets out to teach Carter a lesson about loyalty she’ll never forget.
When Carter realizes she’s in too deep, she must fight for her freedom before the attraction turns fatal.
But the Russian mafia plays for keeps, and Vladimir’s fierce lust to possess her spirals their romance out of control.
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Kat Shehata’s first career involved caring for exotic, dangerous, and adorable animals as a zookeeper. As an author, Kat weaves her love of animals into her work. She is the co-author of the New York Times bestselling children’s book Animals on the Other Side written with Sylvia Browne.