Contemporary, Erotic

/ Book Review / The White Room / C.M. Albert /

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Release Date-17th April 2018
Publisher-Flower Work Press
Genre-Erotica
Kindle Edition

 

 

The White Room – a STEAMY Contemporary Romance from USA Today Bestselling Author, CM Albert

“What we do behind closed doors reveals the naked truth of who we really are.”

The rules are simple:
No Names.
No Commitments.
Two hours.

They’re put into place to protect us—exclusive clients lucky enough to afford the cost of playing. But everyone knows some rules are made to be broken. When hearts and bodies collide, even the best intentions slip away…exposing the real reasons why we seek the White Room in the first place. Will the White Room set you free? Step inside and find yourself.

 

 

The White Room

The White Room by C.M. Albert

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This one was a DNF for me about 36% and as such I will not be giving it a star rating just my reasons for not finishing “The White Room”.
So first there was nothing wrong with the writing here at all, this just wasn’t my overall bag.
The premise of this sounded rather intriguing on paper a totally anonymous room where anything goes and for me, I think this is one of those reads that Might have worked better if it was shorter in length.
Each chapter reads like its own individual story from a particular character’s POV leading on into the next chapter with a different individuals perspective; almost like a series of interconnecting stories.
Really neat idea but in retrospect I felt an overall disconnect with each person involved.
Flitting on so swiftly to the next raunchy adventure stopped me from getting emotionally invested with anyone here.
I read I think four of these instalment chapters overall but did ultimately find me self-skimming as there’s only so much bedroom Olympics I could read without getting eventually bored.
There was also a kind of profound message at the end of each of these encounters that the patrons of The White Room Seemed to take away; that was a charming touch that I did like.
So, Yeh, this wasn’t really for me, not enough of an underlying storyline to hold my actual attention.
I’m not quite sure what I expected here but this wasn’t it.
I will say this was excellently narrated with a flowing lyrical style but for myself, that just wasn’t enough to overcome the lack of a deeper connection here.
I will not be ruling out this author in the future because as I said the writing was fine just not for me.
I was provided with an ARC of “The White Room” By the author of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Reviewed By Beckie Bookworm.
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Crime, Dark, Erotic, Reviews, Romance

/ ARC Book Review / Reckoning (Skulls Renegade MC #5) / Elizabeth Knox /

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Release Date-24th June 2018
Genre-MC Romance
Kindle Edition

Katya
Everyone around me calls me a monster. I can’t say that I blame them, over the years I was turned into one, into my worst nightmare – something that I tried so hard not to become. What no one knows is what I had to go through, and I doubt that they ever will. 
Sure, I married a monster and maybe he did turn me into what I am today.
But sometimes I wonder….who really turned me into this foul being? My mother? Or was it my husband?
Regardless, it doesn’t matter. I am what I am, and everyone hates me for it, even my own brother and sister.
Here I am, thrown to the side of the road like a piece of trash – hurt by the only person that I thought cared – Sergei. It turns out that he never did, or maybe he only cared when it benefited him. 
Now I’m trying to mend the only relationships that I can salvage while trying to protect my family from the war that is coming. Being a Petrov was never easy, and it never will be.
When I travelled across the globe to Gainesville, Tennessee I expected to mend a relationship with Dmitri and Ksenia. Instead, I began a relationship with someone else, someone who is just as much of a monster as me. Only, no one else knows that. 
He’s opening up to me in ways that my husband never did and while our relationship grows I only hope that I can keep everyone I love safe from the fight that is waiting on our doorstep.
After all, Petrov’s survive – no matter what. 
We always survive.

Reckoning (Skulls Renegade #5)

Reckoning by Elizabeth Knox
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Release Date-24/6/18

OMG this was fantastic and my absolute favourite of all the books in this series.
Events here finally culminating with such reveals that have left the whole Skulls Renegade MC reeling in shock from the secrets and lies unfolding right before there eyes.
What a finale this episode had; saying I’m actually gobsmacked here is an actual understatement.
“Reckoning” left me completely flawed; so excuse me here while I actually pick up my jaw from the floor.
So This time around its Katya and Slasher/Junior’s time to shine beneath that spotlight.
And boy do they do just that; Reckoning has some incredibly steamy antics alongside its believable emotional turmoil so much so that I was hooked right from the get-go.
What we have here is two make no apologies flawed individuals who are just trying to beat the life lottery and win with the given hand they have been dealt.
I adored Katya and wanted to strangle her siblings Dimitri and Ksenia for there complete lack of insight and compassion.
Everything Katya has endured and embraced within her young life has been for the protection of her sister and the lack of appreciation and deeper understanding here is frankly astonishing, self-serving and selfish.
And is it so wrong to at least try and claw back a semblance of normality and take what happiness is offered; even if it is from what some would label a monster; I think its safe to say Katya paid for that err is judgement tenfold and then some, poor girl.
She has embraced the monster within to overcome her circumstances and shield her sister from life’s harsh realities and the thanks she gets is judgement at its most self-righteous.
But not from Slasher/Junior he sees beyond the forced persona to the vulnerable woman hidden so well beneath and has her back from day one of there first encounter.
He feels almost a sense of solidarity and an unfamiliar desire, a compulsion to shield Katya from those that would play judge and jury despite her well-apparent ability to take care of herself.
And Katya sees beyond Junior’s mutilated face to the man beneath; she has scars of her own they are just better concealed.
So as I said earlier this completely knocked my socks off in terms of outcomes and there is another huge player brought to the table in “Reckoning” that is quite evidently going to change the whole playground.
We are introduced to the missing Petrov Sister; the youngest a half sibling who is unquestionably criminal royalty and who also happens to be along with her husband the head of the Romanian Clans; The Romanian Mob in actuality.
Mariana and her husband Ion Petran are definitely going to be front characters in the future War that seems to be on the near horizon.
I for one can’t wait; all I really need now is that next book; I’m on literal pins here with such expectant anticipation, I so want it now folks.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC copy of “Reckoning (Skulls Renegade #5)” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own

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Reviewed By Beckie Bookworm
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Crime, Dark, Erotic, Reviews, Romance

/ ARC Book Review / Bride To Keep / Alta Hensley & Maggie Ryan /

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Release Date-25th June 2018
Genre-Dark Reverse Harem Romance
Kindle Edition-229 Pages

Do you take these men? 
To honour and obey from this day forth… 

Stolen away by dangerous men on a mission. 
Dark intentions I don’t understand yet cannot refuse. 
Commanded to comply, obey, and serve in every way. 
I am captured in a twisted world of not one man… 
— but four. 
With a pull stronger than anything I have ever known, I march down the aisle compelled to surrender to the darkness. 

With these rings… I become their bride to keep. 

*This is a standalone full-length dark reverse harem. Dirty taboo with not just one, but four. You may be afraid to walk down the aisle on this one. 

Bride to Keep

Bride to Keep by Alta Hensley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Release Date-25/6/18

I found “Bride To keep” to be such an enjoyable read.
I’m not usually a great fan of reverse harem often finding it hard to experience a major emotional connection between the players involved.
Not so here; this was such an intriguing addictive ride that I thought managed to portray the emotive element just so well.
The concept used throughout was so simple but brilliant allowing me to forge ahead through hidden avenues with each and every character involved.
You might ask why I am actually reading reverse harem when it’s so obviously not my bag.
Well, this is one that just kinda slipped through the net; I had a bit of a brain-blip moment not realising what this was till after I had signed up for it.
Note to self; actually reading the blurb would be a good idea in hindsight.
In this case, I was incredibly thankful for my moment of inattention as this turned out to be such an unexpected gem; totally surprised me with how much I actually ended up enjoyed this.
So this is Dark reverse harem involving four notorious criminal brothers, A sweet as pie sister and a sassy opinionated female protagonist.
This was a hot as hell forage into an unconventional setup that is so far from the usual but still much to my wonder actually worked really well.
Though “Bride To Keep” was in itself relatively simplistic in nature it did surprisingly make compulsive reading while also managing to pack a massive emotional punch and When the fallout from past previous events eventually impacted this self-made family I cried like a baby; This was so sad and poignant was really not expecting that from this at all.
So this is told mainly from Monet’s POV (BTW Loving that name totally) with occasional input from the Brother’s side of things and though relatively limited in secondary characters I didn’t actually find this affected things at all.
This was more a point in its favour as it cut out the white noise involved allowing me to focus and hone in on the main event much easier than I would with a more cluttered landscape.
I liked how each brother got to spend their individual time with Monet and they were all such very different flavours of the same recipe.
It was almost a love/Lust story within a story within a story if you get my drift.
And what started out as so dark, swiftly morphed for Monet into a much lighter vein as the story evolved.
I also really adored the sentimentality of the epilogue it was the icing on the cake for me.
So on reflection, this was a great read that I’m happy to recommend to you.
It turned out to be so much more than I was originally expecting; with unforeseen depths that make this definitely stand out in its particular genre.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC copy of “Bride To Keep” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own

Reviewed By Beckie Bookworm
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Contemporary, Dark, Erotic, Reviews, Romance, Suspense

/ ARC Book Review / Sage’s Surrender (Hell’s Riders, #4) / Joy Blood /

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Release Date-13th June 2018
Genre-MC Romance
Kindle Edition-210 Pages

 

 

Sage 
She is my best friend’s daughter. I have no right to be looking at her the way I do, but with her snotty attitude, I find myself wanting to put her bratty ass into its place. Under me. 


Brook 
I have had a stupid school girl crush on him since I was fifteen years old. Now he is dragging me back to the one person I am not ready to face. My father.

All characters are of consensual age. HEA guaranteed! And as always with the Riders expect violence and big bad alphas swearing!

 

Sage's Surrender (Hell's Riders, #4)

 

Sage’s Surrender by Joy Blood
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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Release Date-13/6/18

“Sage’s Surrender” is the first book I have read by this author and while I did ultimately enjoy this; I also had some slight issues as well.
So my positives first; This was an age-gap romance which is one of my all-time favourite tropes.
I really can’t get enough of this type of story; it’s a real guilty pleasure of mine in romance fiction.
This was well-written and very engaging and had a great cast of characters that kept me invested and entertained throughout.
It was told in dual POV; which I prefer and had just the right balance of action, suspense and angst to pique my interest.
In my opinion, though part of the Hell’s Riders series this can definitely be read as a standalone; I did no issues and I easily followed along.
This was a relatively easy read and despite this being set in an MC Club; I didn’t find it especially that dark either.
Don’t get me wrong; there was a definite stain here, but my depravity meter is actually set way-way high, probably due to all the disturbing stuff I actually inhale; so by my standards, this was actually relatively tame in comparison.
I also was really digging sage’s manly Vibe; he was such hunk of a man and after finally throwing in the towel and succumbing to his feelings towards Brook he only became hotter in my eyes.
A man who goes after what he wants disregarding societies rules is just so darn sexy.
Now for my issues, I disliked how in the beginning Sage blew hot and cold with Brook; I thought he really wasn’t being fair to her sending her such mixed messages.
He really should have made a choice either way and just gone with it instead of almost playing with her emotions just because he couldn’t control his baser urges.
But the main kicker here for me was Brook herself; she was such a wingy spoilt child; I really found it extremely difficult at first to warm up to her, like even a smidgen and I really did struggle to comprehend how a grown man would be interested romantically in such a juvenile Little girl; and I’m talking about her outward behaviour here not her actual age; as that in my opinion is really just a number.
I was so pleased when she finally quit the stroppy teenage tantrums, this gave me a chance to actually warm up to her without the added distraction of her constant juvenile behaviour as background noise.
Finally, there was some really hypocritical behaviour on someone’s part here and also in regards to where we eventually ended up that didn’t really sit that right with me.
That’s all I can say here; without letting the cat out of the bag, but you’ll definitely get what I mean when you read about it.
The ending here could also have been better for me, I wasn’t a big fan; finding it actually kind of anti-climatic overall, but I must say I did really love that epilogue; it was ever so charming indeed.
So taking everything here into consideration while I did enjoy this and found it mostly a positive experience there were just some slight tweaks that for me would have given this a much higher eventual score; overall this still had many more positives than negatives.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC copy of “Sage’s Surrender (Hell’s Riders, #4)” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Crime, Dark, Erotic, Reviews, Romance

/ Book Review / Relentless (Skulls Renegade, #4) / Elizabeth Knox /

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Release Date-15th April 2018
Publisher-Knox Publishing
Genre-MC Romance
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Bellamy: 
My life was supposed to be so simple; getting the rest of my inheritance at 25. I would invest it in my music career and become history, literally. 
What I didn’t expect was to find out that everything I believed to be true about my family was a complete lie. I didn’t expect to find out that I had a half-sister by my real father; a man that was the devil reincarnate. I didn’t expect to find that I had family who had run a criminal MC club in Texas. And I sure as heck didn’t expect to be thrown full force into the MC life from the time I walked into Bubba’s and revealed who I was. 
I was no longer a daughter, friend, and singer. I was Bellamy Mason, sister-in-law of the Skulls Renegade MC Prez, and I had a target on my back. 
But there was something else that hit me like a ton of bricks too, and his name was Abe “Butch” Warren. 
And let me tell you, he was a pleasant surprise. 

Butch: 
She walked through that fuckin’ bar just like her sister did. Her red hair flowing down her back, that ass that I wanna take a bite out of. Those were the thoughts I had about her before I got to know Bellamy. 
I don’t know what it was, but the fuckin’ second my eyes locked on hers she was mine. She was pure, she was innocent – she wasn’t cut for this lifestyle, and I knew that. 
Here’s the thing, I’m not cut out for relationships and Bellamy Mason is not a girl you just fuck. She’s the real deal, the girl you take home to your momma, the one you lockdown as soon as you can. 
I was bringing danger to her doorstep, and she had no idea. I knew the risks, and I ignored them. Selfishly, I wanted her. 
What will destroy us first; my enemies or my need to not define us? 

Relentless (Skulls Renegade, #4)

Relentless by Elizabeth Knox
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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So “Relentless” is Book Four in the Skulls Renegade saga and it was another worthy addition to what is fast becoming a favourite series for me.
This edition revolves around Elana’s newly discovered half-sister Bellamy; a rising star in the music industry and Butch/Abe a member of the skulls who along with Slasher has been sent as hired muscle for Bells protection while she’s on tour.
This one’s a bit different in as much that Bell has no experience of the MC lifestyle.
She a lot more naive than previous heroines but what she lacks in street smarts she more than makes up for it in sweet sugar.
Bell discovers after her unfortunate parents demise that her original origins are something totally different from what she thought and left alone in the world desperately want to connect with and forge ahead to build a relationship with her newly discovered sister.
So that’s the basic gist here Bells goes looking for her sister and with now being connected to a notorious MC Bell gains there protection as a much-needed by-product caused by her new family additions.
So loved Bellamy adored Abe and even Slasher himself started to appeal to my girly giddiness.
Especially now he’s gone all dark, broody and imperfect.
He really came into his own here and I’m so looking forward to his story being next up with Reckoning; can’t wait for that one.
So, I really enjoyed “Relentless” like a lot and it was so easy to feel and connect with Abe and Bell as they were such likeable individuals that you just wanted to succeed in life’s lotto.
I loved that the continuing storyline of the previous novels was also interwoven here with the MC itself in a web of confusion over what has befallen Bones and Will.
This was also off the charts in terms of spice and while I did enjoy Bell and Butch’s sexy shenanigans I was also slightly sceptical of the logistics at times given Bellamy’s past record was basically her douche ex Zac.
In the end, I just went with the flow and enjoyed myself immensely (it is fiction after all) while also fanning myself frantically; mama mia these two had some seriously epic encounters here I must say.
This had a bit of everything and easily managed to capture and retain my interest quite easily.
This series, in my opinion, does need to be read as that; with each book adding a chunk of the puzzle almost building us a bigger picture.
And as I said earlier; really looking forward to Slashers book especially with how events played out with this one.
definitely a big thumbs up from my corner.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC copy of “Relentless (Skulls Renegade, #4)” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own

Reviewed By Beckie Bookworm
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BDSM, Contemporary, Erotic, Reviews, Romance

/ ARC Book Review / Safe Haven / Red Phoenix /

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Release Date-12th June 2018
Genre-BDSM Romance
Kindle Edition-250 Pages

 

Love has no limits…

At eighteen, I suffered a heartbreaking loss and began exploring my submissive side to escape the pain with kinky pleasure.

A chance meeting sets me on an exciting new path as a student of the Submissive Training Center. There I find Captain, a distinguished Dom I’ve totally fallen for—my safe haven.

But I have a problem. 
Captain won’t collar me.

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People know me as Captain. 

I’ve accepted my title as a war hero, but I’m still overwhelmed by guilt…until I meet her. Candy is like no other submissive I’ve ever met. In her eyes, I see the man I used to be.

She is everything I want, but I can never be what her young heart needs. 

Therefore, I must protect her—at all costs.

*A sexy tale about the saving power of love from USA Today Bestselling Author Red

Phoenix

 

Safe Haven

Safe Haven by Red Phoenix
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

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Release Date-12/6/18

So this was a new author for me and while I’m not ruling out reading more of this particular writers work in the future to see if I can find one overall that’s a better fit for me; This story “Safe Haven” I had a really hard time making an actual connection with.
I just couldn’t seem to feel much for the characters involved here at all; which was such a shame as this wasn’t badly written, just missing something vital for me overall and I’m still not sure what that was exactly.
I think it was maybe a collection of items that contributed ultimately towards my disconnect here.
First, the way this story was told; using two separate narratives to arrive at a final destination where Candy and Captains destinies eventually converge; this didn’t actually work for me.
I found it extremely long-winded and unnecessary; sorry I just wanted the main course and was getting really sick of the bloody appetiser; it was actually 75% before these two eventually crossed paths; And from the actual blurb itself, this was not what I was led to believe was the case here, at one point I even checked to make sure I was actually reading the correct book; I was obviously.
I do understand what the author was trying to achieve here, and it was very brave of her to think outside the box like this; unfortunately for myself, this style of storytelling was a bust.
Not allowing me to become emotionally invested in them as a couple rather than just individuals lost the majority of my attention if I’m honest.
Now if you’ve have read previous in this series, You will be already acquainted with Captain and Candy and this will probably work out much better for you being somewhat invested in there future and not just going in blind like I did.
I also didn’t feel any real chemistry between these two beyond there obvious shared kink.
There seemed to be a lack of bonding and deeper conversations overall and it made me wonder how can they profess to love what they don’t actually know; these two seemed still such strangers to each other, even by the end.
The age gap itself didn’t bother me here either; Captain needed to really let that one go; what he should have been focusing on was their lack of any conventional interaction rather than mere numerals after all age is just a number.
I also hated the name Candy; wasn’t totally convinced that some people would be so rude to a complete stranger over there outward appearance; think it, yes, but not actual voice it aloud.
I asked my partner about this and he disagrees completely saying, that YES!! people are dicks and they so would behave in such a despicable obnoxious fashion; I’m too nice and like to see the best in everyone and also that I’m too British whatever that actually means.
I did enjoy spectating in Charlies/Captain’s metamorphosis from boy to man; I think this was actually my favourite part of “Safe Haven” overall.
So there is a second book after this; one I’m sorry to say I won’t be partaking of.
I’m just not emotionally invested enough here to want to continue on this journey to the finish.
I will try again with a different book from this author; just to see if I can find one that’s maybe a better fit.
Don’t let me put you off though, this is just my own personal take on “Safe Haven” and as you can see from the reviews, I am definitely in the minority here, we are all individuals so what doesn’t ultimately work for me might well be totally different for you.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with a review copy of “Safe Haven” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

 

Contemporary, Crime, Dark, Erotic, Reviews, Romance, Suspense

/ ARC Book Review / King Of Hearts (Old Money Roulette #2) / Natalie Bennett /

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Release Date-9th June 2018
Publisher-BB Books
Genre-Dark Mafia Romance
Kindle Edition

 

His secrets. Her sanity

The road to hell…
Well, there is no road to hell.
I already live there.

I was forced to partake in a rigged game of seduction, manipulation, and murder.

Mateo Remmington is my formidable opponent.

He makes the devil look like a saint.

He’s immoral.
He’s ruthless.
He’s a goddamn king.

King of a clandestine empire who sits on a throne covered in innocents’ blood.

I’ve become his obsession.
He’s becoming my deadly addiction.

And if I make one wrong move he’ll end my life.

 

King Of Hearts (Old Money Roulette #2)

King Of Hearts by Natalie Bennett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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OMG! Loved “King Of Hearts” like so much and I feel like I was waiting forever to read this; I was so excited to get my hands on this second instalment in the fantastic “Old Money Roulette” series.
And sigh; it was over much too soon for me as I raced through this in record time.
This starts off exactly where we left events previously, and almost from the get-go we are ramped right back into the action with shocks and turns galore.
Mateo is in True King style as he attempts to mould and manipulate his Ley all in the name of shaping her new destiny as his queen; strategising events to play this game exactly as he chooses.
Taking Ley along for the ride; while giving her the allusion of choice when really her destiny has already been preordained by yours truly.
When the cards finally fall Elaina is going to be right by Mateos side; The dark Queen to his Corrupt King.
And my god this book was decadent and depraved personified; exactly what I have come to expect and adore from this particular author.
I just never knew where events were going to go next; This author has such a malignant mind that when let free it is honestly a touch unnerving; I was almost afraid to turn the page at times.
But in the same breathe, there’s also such a compulsion to soldier on here; as this is also such addictive reading that once started is impossible to put down until the final reveal; I was glued with an almost sinful sickened delight.
Both Elaina and Mateo are such flawed individuals both with multifaceted personalities.
Mateo being much more transparent than Elaina; who herself hides behind a facade of innocence concealing the cracks beneath her surface.
Mateo makes no apologies and himself stands in full view; almost daring his friends and also his enemies to judge.
while at the same time lending his assistance to Elaina as he attempts to get her to embrace her Immorality wholeheartedly.
So in “King Of Hearts” for every answer, Elaina gets another pops up in its place.
This is full of secrets and lies and is so fast paced it definitely kept me on my toes; feeding me just enough information to titillate but not ultimately satisfy my complete curiosity.
This was also scorching in terms of heat factor with some serious chemistry between our two lovers.
I should also probably mention that this story doesn’t pull any punches; it’s graphic and disturbed with torture that has an almost sick normalcy to it at times; that was just so wrong it was actually right.
This also straddles the dub-con line like a lot, so if this is a trigger; probably best to give this a wide berth.
My own personal morality radar when it comes to my fiction seems a bit screwy and I’ve found the more depraved the more I seem to devour; this I absolutely inhaled.
I’m so dying to read the next part of this addicting saga; So glad I haven’t long to wait, I will be on pins till I get my hands on the next piece of this perplexing puzzle.
I’m now convinced Natalie Bennett could write Christmas crackers and I would appreciate and revel in the almost neurotic normalcy she depicts so well; I’ve yet to read anything of hers yet that I haven’t adored.
This is one series I can’t recommend enough; Give it a go if your stomach is strong enough for the task at hand that is.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC of “King Of Hearts (Old Money Roulette #2” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

BDSM, Contemporary, Erotic, Reviews, Romance, Suspense

/ ARC Book Review / Sub Mission / T.S. McKinney /

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Release Date-7th June 2018
Genre- M/M BDSM Romance
Publisher-Painted Hearts Publishing
Kindle Edition

With subs being murdered at a Miami BDSM club, experienced dominant Agent Seth Wilkinson must find his own submissive to “entice” a killer. When he’s paired with Agent Baker Daley he wonders just how much a straight man can fake.

Baker Daley knows he can “play the part”; he just needs a chance to prove it to Wilkinson. Being a straight man should have no bearing when his Domme has trained him well in the practice and lifestyle of submission. After all, this is just a job, right?

One scene. One intuitive Dom. One sassy sub. The game is afoot…in more ways than one.

As passions ignite and both men grapple with their internal desires, the mission begins to heat up. In a race against time, confusion and danger, they may just discover the greatest threat is to their hearts.

 

Sub Mission

Sub Mission by T.S. McKinney
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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ARC BOOK REVIEW
Release Date-7/6/18

I have not read anything by this author before so was looking forward to the new experience.
“Sub Mission” and loving the pun on words; was a magnificent addition to its genre.
From the second I started reading this fascinating novel; I was sucked right along into the BDSM lifestyle of Seth and Baker; almost sharing the special journey to there own personal HEA with them.
The brief premise of this story is that Both work for a private agency that has been hired to draw out and apprehend perpetrators who are targeting wealthy male submissives.
Seth is a Dominant and Baker a Submissive; the twist here is that Seth is Gay and Baker not so much.
Baker has always had mistresses in the past; never a Master and from the minute these two meet it’s not only Seth who is drawn like a moth to the flame.
“Sub Mission” is almost a journey of new depths and discovery for both our men and though we do have a suspenseful background here the main focus of the narrative I found was on the developing relationship between Agents Seth and Baker, and what a beautiful but of so kinky road they do travel; one that I equally enjoyed traversing along with them.
So this is plenty dirty and hot; with some very graphic descriptions, that got me hot under the collar; but were also incredibly romantic and heartfelt.
I could definitely feel the connection and threads that adhered these two lovers like glue.
I adored watching the ups and downs these two faced as they learned together through a series of miscommunications the importance of being honest with each other.
This is told in dual POV; has no OM or OW angst and though light on major secondary characters; I didn’t feel that this was a detriment at all.
I loved the finish and especially how nicely it was set up for Eli and Ari’s story; now that is definitely one I’m looking forward to.
This is one read that gets my seal of approval; it’s well written and entertaining; what more could I ask for.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC of “Sub Mission” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Contemporary, Erotic, Reviews, Romance

/ ARC Book Review / Sweet Obsession (Nights Series #4) / A.M. Salinger /

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💔ARC BOOK REVIEW💔

Release Date-17th April 2018
Genre-M/M Erotic Romance
Kindle Edition-101 Pages

He is the one person I love more than life itself. The one person I will do my utmost to protect. The one person I can never touch — Luke

He is the only one I have ever wanted. The only man I would ever need for as long as I breathe. But he doesn’t love me. No, he hates me —Ash

Ash Colby wants nothing more than to free himself of the man who broke his heart the night he turned seventeen. But when Luke Rutherford, his former guardian and heir of Rutherford Industries, forces him to move from his quiet college life in Stanford to the other side of the world, Ash snaps and decides to confront Luke about their past.

Luke has loved Ash since he was a child and been in love with him for over half a decade. Having protected Ash from the woman who wanted to hurt the young Colby heir in the past, Luke must act swiftly in order to keep Ash safe from harm once more. But when his bold move backfires on him, Luke must face the consequences of the decision he took on the night Ash turned seventeen.

Will Ash forgive Luke when he discovers the truth behind the terrible act he witnessed five years ago? And as the walls Luke had erected to protect Ash from his lust come crumbling down around him, will he overcome his guilty conscience and finally admit his true feelings for Ash?

If you like sweet, sexy men with dark pasts and a whole lot of love to give to the ones brave enough to win their hearts, then you’ll love this novella in the hot, contemporary romance series Nights by A.M. Salinger. Note from the author: Although each book in Nights can be read as a standalone, you will enjoy this series even more if you read the books in order!

This is a novella length MM romance with a HFN. Luke and Ash’s HEA is coming in 2018!

 

Sweet Obsession (Nights Series #4)

Sweet Obsession by A.M. Salinger
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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ARC BOOK REVIEW
Release Date-17/4/18

While not my overall favourite of the Night Series novellas this was still an enjoyable read.
Set away from the Soren nightclub gang; this is only loosely connected to that world, with Cam making a brief appearance at the beginning when he visits Luke for business; I did feel this was mainly included to adhere this to the rest of the actual series and not for any added value Cam brought to this story.
It was so brief if you blinked you could have actually missed it.
Although the phone call here for Cam from his boys back home; did make me chuckle.
So “Sweet Obsession” (Night Series #4) tells the story of Luke and Ash; each has been in love with the other for years but because of a series of misunderstandings and Ash’s actual age these two are like a modern Romeo and Juliet; Oh except they don’t die at the end and there’s actually nothing tragic in their story at all; scrap that the only thing in common these two have with Shakespeares doomed lovers is the fact that they are star-crossed that is it period.
This is all about the smooching and the sex with just a smidgen of angst (and I mean Teensy).
look this does what it says on the tin it’s pulsating hot antics will get you steaming under the collar and ready for some sexy shenanigans all of your own.
This is dirty but also achingly sweet as well; there’s a touch of the taboo here also with Luke watching Ash grow up; don’t mistake me everyone’s of age here; I think Ash is Twenty-two and Luke fourteen years older which would make him thirty-six.
Luke is also Ash’s former guardian so that also adds to the overall dynamic portrayed here.
This was a short but enjoyable read and the only reason ive marked it down slightly is that I enjoyed the previous novella a bit more. Mainly because it had the added bonus of all my old friends in it as well.
I want Rhyss and Wade’s story like so so much sigh.
One slight observation before I toddle off; I’m agog at the staying power of these boys; like seriously impressed it’s like its a superpower or something.
How many times can they come in one night; there like the bleeding energiser bunny on steroids.
I’m exhausted just reading about there Olympic standard bedroom bonking.
So there you go a sexy short adventure just waiting to be devoured.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC copy of “Sweet Obsession (Nights Series #4)” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

 

Contemporary, Erotic, Reviews, Romance

/ Book Review / Tokyo Heat (Nights Series #3) / A.M. Salinger /

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🥀BOOK REVIEW🥀

Release Date-13th March 2018
Genre-M/M Erotic Romance
Kindle Edition-91 Pages

I want him. I love him. But I don’t know if he feels the same way about me — Gabe

I cherish him. I need him. But I don’t think I have any love left to give him — Cam

A year has passed since Cam Sorvino challenged Gabe Anderson to grant him one night of torrid sex. Now living together and settled in a scorching hot relationship, Cam is happy with things as they are. Until the day Gabe says the three little words Cam is most afraid to hear.

Having overcome the terrible scars of his own past, Gabe knows Cam still has his own demons to fight. But when Gabe inadvertently confesses his love, he can only watch helplessly as Cam distances himself from their relationship.

Will Cam’s fear of having his heart ripped apart drive away the only man he’s ever truly cared for? Or will Gabe finally convince Cam to dare embrace a future with him?

Find out if Gabe and Cam find their happy ever after in this third novella in the hot, contemporary romance series Nights by A.M. Salinger. Note from the author: Although each book in Nightscan be read as a standalone, you will enjoy this series even more if you read the books in order!

This is a novella length MM romance with a HEA.

 

Tokyo Heat (Nights Series #3)

Tokyo Heat by A.M. Salinger
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Kindle Unlimited
Release Date-13/3/18

I really enjoyed this short read like so much; this novella series is really starting to become my all-time guilty pleasure and though these books are extremely short in length they still manage to pack quite the punch.
Surprisingly conveying so much emotion and love while still being hot as hell; quite a feat, in my opinion, considering they are actually novellas and not full-size offerings.
Here we are back with Cam and Gabe, one year into there relationship and the boys are now sharing an actual postcode as they have moved in together.
After treating his lover to a romantic and raunchy weekend away at an exclusive hotel Gabe lets slip those all-important goals changing words “I LOVE YOU”; sending Cam into the mother of all tailspins as he attempts to process his feelings of panic and shock.
Poor Gabe is left cooling his heels as his lover withdraws in classic Cam style; leaving poor Gabe floundering around in the dark.
This story is all about the fallout from these feelings; culminating In Cam’s eventual reaction and plan of action in regards to his lover Gabe.
So “Tokyo Heat” was Hot as Hades; like smoking, And as an added bonus we also get to shoot the breeze with the whole Night Series gang which I absolutely adored; such a lovely touch.
Still loving Ethan the most here; he’s my all-time favourite in this series and his one-liners are bloody fantastic; can’t get enough of him.
But my favourite piece of this story was the ending when everyone is chilling around the bar at Soren; loved this angle particularly, it just really shows everyone in such a human light; making everyone kinda a new friend.
We are also introduced in more depth to one half of Gabe’s boss team and I so sense a story there.
Ultimately this really was an enjoyable read and I really felt this gave some added closure to where we left Gabe and Cam back in “One Night” the first novella in this addictive series.
This is currently Free to borrow in KU, but I do recommend you start at the beginning of this series as you will get much more from this if you do.
I’ve said it in the past I’m not a big fan of Novella series preferring full-length reads; but for this series I have made an actual exception, I just really can’t get enough of these boys.
Really can’t recommend the Night Series enough.
I borrowed “Tokyo Heat” (Nights Series #3) from Kindle Unlimited.
All opinions expressed here are entirely my own.