Contemporary, Humorous, Reviews, Romance

/ Arc Book Review / That Guy / Belle Brooks /

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Release Date-8th August
Genre-Romantic Comedy
Kindle Edition-251 Pages

 

A modern way of finding love. One deserted island of luxury. Two people. Three out cards. And a whole lot of possibilities.

Melinda takes the advice of her best friend, Chris. She signs up to a new dating service that pairs you statistically to the one you’re supposed to love. Finding it — love that is — using the more conventional methods, has not been a successful venture for Mindy, and with her biological clock ticking, she uses a more desperate method and takes the plunge into a possible happily ever after.

The thing is, when she boards the boat to a secret location, she doesn’t realise the man waiting for her is someone she’s previously met.

Chance encounters occur more frequently than we realise. Being blind to them is part of a bustling world. But, being faced with them can lead to a hilarious three weeks between two opposites who might just attract.

That Guy

That Guy by Belle Brooks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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OMG this book was bloody hilarious; I laughed till I had to cross my legs and run to the loo (you’ll get this if you have kids like me)
My other half thought I was losing the plot and kept giving me concerned glances with the strange noises that were coming from my corner of the lounge.
I can honestly say it’s been a while since ive found a story so bloody funny.
“That Guy” should seriously come with a disclaimer; beware danger of serious injury through laughter.
Ive previously read this author’s “Game Of Life Series” which I adored by the way.
This was so different and definitely shows this author’s complete diversity as she switched genres so seamlessly and I enjoyed this just as much as past reads despite them being so different.
This is the story of Melinda and Arlie and the trials and tribulations they traversed on their journey to coupledom; It wasn’t smooth or completely rock free but it was certainly honest and unique.
I also want to put out there how much I adored Mindy’s bestie, Chris.
In my opinion, everyone needs a Chris and for me, he really stole the show; he was the man.
This was a fabulously funny romp that I generally appreciated; loved it so much.
Thank you to the author for providing me with an ARC of “That Guy” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions are entirely my own give this a go You’ll be laughing till you cry.

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Contemporary, Humorous, Reviews, Romance

/ Arc Book Review / Alphahole / D.D. Prince /

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Release Date-15th August 2018
Genre-Contemporary Romance
Kindle Edition

Aiden is potently male, predatory (in a sexy way), and absolutely infuriating. You’re going to f*cking love him.

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I’m Carly.

A nice girl. A nice girl who has recently figured out that nice girls get the shaft. So, I’ve decided that Carly 2.0 needs to be me. Buh-bye Carly 1.0, the doormat.

There’s a problem, though. An alphahole is my new roommate and my boss’s son. And the alphahole is gunning to ruin me.

Alphahole: a grade-A alpha male asshole.

The epitome? Aiden Carmichael.

Aiden wants to give me the shaft. In multiple ways, if you get my drift.

Good thing the new me has decided to fight dirty.

I’m Aiden. Alphahole.

Or so the chick my father put in my corporate apartment and my department at the office calls me. Whatever. She’s got spunk. And a great rack. She tries to come off as a badass, but I see right through the act. If she’s gonna tangle with me, she’ll be the one to get tied up in knots. It won’t be me.

A bad boy, enemies-to-lovers, roommate & office romance.

Alphahole

Alphahole by D.D. Prince
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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OMG, this book I bloody loved it like so much.

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Its one of those stories that instantly reaches in a grab you by the throat and you’re unable to shake free until that final curtain.
This was such addictive reading; a slow-burn, room-mates and enemy to lovers rollercoaster that took me through such a kaleidoscope of deep emotions; which I felt from the top of my head down to the very tip of my toes.
I ran the gauntlet from start to finish; leaving the party with a massive book hangover and still wanting more from these fascinating new characters that have sprung forth from this author’s vast imagination and Alphahole does a fantastic job leaving the stage splendidly set-up for further future developments.
As an added incentive I am already emotionally attached to a great deal of the individuals portrayed between these pages and will definitely no question be reading anything else set in this particular world; I mean how could I not.
Embarking aboard the aphahole train is an experience in a league all of its own; one you will most certainly enjoy.
It’s full of unexpected humour, plenty of action and is also super smoking to boot.
Aiden himself, our resident Alpahole/Hot sauce is such a character.
Even when he is at his worst you can’t help but be drawn to his cheeky-boy arrogant persona.
He’s one unapologetic Alphahole and a loved watching his metamorphosis from arrogant douche to; well a bit less of a douche as he slowly drinks the cool-aid that is Carly.

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I loved that even though Aiden does grow as an individual throughout this story he still manages to stay true to his inborn nature just a much more likeable version of himself that was there all along but was just buried deep; like really needs a shovel deep.
Carly/Peaches, I really adored the girl with her ingenious set of new rules for the new an improved Carly 2.0 she had me from the first page.
Who hasn’t been screwed over and taken the mick out of; Carly was being proactive and taking control; this girl was so my hero especially when she stood up to Aiden’s complete bullcrap, calling him out and refusing to be his whipping boy.

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This also had a fantastic supporting cast that I really want to learn more about especially Carly’s new friend Ally whos vibe I was really digging.
In fact, the whole story here was jam-packed with something for everyone.
Not one for slow burns; well I would make an exception here the best bit for me about Alphahole was how the tension was expertly ratcheted up notch by delicious notch; it really was one of the best slow-burn romances I have read and when we eventually arrived at the expected destination well boy it was so worth the anticipated wait.
So Alphahole gets a massive thumbs up from myself, this one turned out to be a real winner that I totally recommend 100%.

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Give it a go I really don’t think you will be disappointed.
Thank you to the author for providing me with an ARC of “Alphahole” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions are entirely my own.

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Humorous, Paranormal, Reviews, Romance, Suspense

/ Arc Book Review / Bewitching Sloth (Seven Deadly Book 1) / Michelle Gross /

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🍃ARC BOOK REVIEW🍃

Release Date-30th July 2018
Genre-Paranormal Romance
Kindle Edition-271 Pages

Reapers are the peacekeepers—the balancers of life and death, good and evil. They’re the police of the Underworld in a way. They keep both worlds balanced just enough so that the King of the Underworld can never escape his prison. 
For the day his reign stretches into the human world, all things good will come to an end. 
This is the story of a dark king who cursed seven siblings with sins, and how far those seven went to protect both worlds from the end of days when an old entity challenged the Dark One’s very reign. 

Isabella Wen has spent the last decade in the human world hiding from the one that turned her touch deadly, made her body a weapon for his own gain.
Sebastian Reaper—bearer of the sin of sloth and the eldest son of the revered Grim Reaper—has spent his entire life fighting to stay awake because of his curse.
When the witch finds the sleepy sloth passed out in the human hospital, they touch and sparks fly. Her touch should have hurt him. Instead, it’s the one thing he’s after.
She thinks her darkness is her undoing. He thinks she’s his cure.
When her past and her future collide, he must choose between duty and heart.
The world or her?

Each book in the series is about a different sibling and their sin, so the romance has an ending in each book. As for the storyline, it’s just getting started

 

 

Bewitching Sloth (Seven Deadly Book 1)

Bewitching Sloth by Michelle Gross
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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5 Stars
Arc Book Review
Release Date-30/7/18

I really enjoyed this like so much from the second I picked this up I was invested and enthralled.
“Bewitching Sloth” is a fantastic start to an imaginative new paranormal series that focus on the seven sins.
These sins have been bestowed on the children of the Grim Reaper.
Seven siblings each carrying an individual stain gifted by the devil himself.
This first instalment we join Isabella Wen; a powerful witch who just happens to be on the run from an evil entity and Sebastian Reaper oldest son and keeper of Sloth.
From the onset here we are flung right into the action, in fact, this was manic form the first page.
With incredible one-liners, fantastic world building and incredible humour, this book delivers on all fronts.
Overall this was such an easy read with extremely likeable characters and as an added bonus the side cast was also exceptionally intriguing also; I can honestly say Im looking forward to each and every story that was hinted at here.
“Bewitching Sloth” set the stage here so nicely for the unfolding drama and I am already its avid audience.
I really can’t wait to see what this series is going to bring to the table.
This one’s a no-brainer for me; Read it, you definitely won’t be disappointed; I guarantee you this.
Five very well deserved Stars.
Thank you to the author for providing me with an ARC of “Bewitching Sloth (Seven Deadly Book 1)” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
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Contemporary, Humorous, Reviews, Romance, Suspense

/ ARC Book Review / Saved By You (The Spring Rose Bay Series, #3) / K.L. Jessop /

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Release Date-23rd July 2018
Genre-Contemporary Romance
Kindle Edition

Two broken souls, fighting for freedom… 

Victoria. 

When I suddenly found myself in a world of darkness and despair, my only escape was to run. It was the only way I knew how to breathe.
Life had been one big shit storm and I longed to find the rainbow.

But it never came.

Scared.

Alone.

I was fighting for survival and longed to be saved.

Then it happened…

That little piece of hope finally broke through—creating the release I so desperately needed— and gave me a reason for living.

The night I met a stranger in the dark, he consumed me like no other. He gave me hope, and, even though I still felt the need to run, I can’t—not from him.

However, like everything in my life, it all seems too good to be true, because fate isn’t on my side. It never has been.

Lucas. 

I was a man of my word until I made a promise I failed to keep. My world turned grey, my nights even darker, as I suffered in the silence of my own nightmares.

Damaged.

Broken.

I longed for an escape, a distraction from my troubled mind.

Then it happened…

Little did I know that distraction would come with long, raven-black hair and a smile that took my breath away.

She changed me; she changed everything.

From the very second I held her, I knew her heart was scarred too, and I wanted to do everything within my power to fix her.

A life should be lived without fear and all she ever did was try to escape it. I needed to prevent that. I needed to protect her with every beat of my heart and every breath that I had.

But now I’m not sure if it will be enough.

Saved By You (The Spring Rose Bay Series, #3)

Saved By You by K.L. Jessop
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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ARC BOOK REVIEW
Release Date-23/7/18

 

Even though we may be broken individually, our hearts as one are stronger than ever. We are each other’s answer.

“Saved By You (The Spring Rose Bay Series, #3)” is the first book I have read by this particular author and know part of an ongoing series and third in the Spring Rose Bay series this can totally, in my opinion, be read as a standalone.
The story here centres around Victoria and Lucas each with there own set of personal demons they are struggling to overcome.
Almost instantly upon meeting; these two lost souls soon discover that they are each other’s safe sanctuary to shelter from the dark demons that plague their inner psyches.
Each finding in the other an almost serenity within, a calming from there internal storms if you will.
So I did find myself really enjoying this story.
Although these two do fall for each other extremely fast it didn’t bother me like it usually does.
The insta-feelings seemed to actually fit and with the contrasting internal turmoil being an added contender here it just didn’t feel forced at all.
This was told in dual POV and also had the extra bonus of a fantastic side cast of previous characters all interconnected but also able to function independently; so there was no need for previous exposure to this series.
Though it probably would add to your overall enjoyment it’s definitely not essential here.
I especially adored the inclusion of Tori’s son Charlie.
The dynamic between mother and son was so special to behold, he was her original saviour here; compelling her to evolve into a much better version of herself.
It was all about Charlie for Victoria she was so much stronger when it came to fighting for her son rather than just herself.
Throw Lucas into the mix and well; it was just so lovely to observe the new family dynamic slowly emerging and morphing into another life chapter entirely.
I loved the fact that these two were flawed and imperfect and though “Saved by you” was so heartbreakingly poignant at times this also equally made me smile from ear to ear.
Lucas humour was contagious and the sex here; hot as Hades itself.
These two have some real chemistry together.
There is a dash of everything here and it really is an enjoyable read that I’m happy to recommend.
A lovely romantic interlude that left me feeling warm and fuzzy overall.
Thank you to the author for providing me with an ARC of “Saved By You (The Spring Rose Bay Series, #3)” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions are entirely my own.

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Contemporary, Humorous, Reviews, Romance

/ ARC Book Review / Quit Your Pitchin’ (There’s No Crying in Baseball #2) / Lani Lynn Vale /

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🌹ARC BOOK REVIEW🌹

Release Date-201th July 2018
Genre-Contemporary Sports Romance
Kindle Edition-196 Pages

 

What’s wrong with my butt? 

She means those words to be directed toward the woman beside her, not him. But he can’t stop himself from answering. Not when her ass is the most magnificent thing he’s seen in his life. 

Apparently, answering her with ‘not a damn thing’ wasn’t what she was expecting. 

She likely wasn’t expecting the baseball she took to the face at his next at bat, either. 

All it takes is one ill-fated foul ball, and George Hoffman, Lumberjacks centre fielder, falls head over heels in love with Wrigley Field—and yes, that is her real name. 

From that point forward, George and Wrigley fall into a fast whirlwind love that ends with them eloping to Vegas. And he has his potty mouth, titty bar owning, pain in the ass grandmother to thank for it. 

Not that he’s complaining or anything. 

Who wouldn’t want to be married to a woman that made his heart race like he was in the final game of the World Series? 

The only problem is trying to convince her of that.

Quit Your Pitchin' (There's No Crying in Baseball, #2)

Quit Your Pitchin’ by Lani Lynn Vale
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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ARC BOOK REVIEW
Release Date-20/7/18

This was the second book by this particular author I have read and out of the two this one I enjoyed slightly less.
Saying that this was still a good read that was easy to follow and though slightly annoying at times with all the turmoil still kept my attention.
This is a sports romance typically Baseball; being from the UK I don’t really know a whole lot about this sport so I did actually find that quite interesting.
So this story features George Hoffman, the Lumberjacks centre fielder and Wrigley Field; what a name ay.
And the Events that transpire after he manages to knock her out with a ball to the head, Ouch!
What follows is the most amazing and at times ridiculous antics that these to face overcoming hurdles that stand in the way of there own personal road to a HEA and all that jazz.
So I knew as soon as these two started to succumb to there emotions it was all going to go to pot.
With how instantly life fast forwarded on them it was a foregone conclusion really.
The road to that coveted couple-dom is always going to be rocky when it starts out so easy.
Just didn’t realise exactly quite how angsty things were going to get through; these two were seriously like a runaway train with no obvious destination.
Humour, Misunderstanding, heartache and crappy family combined this was like some modern day carry on film.
I actually really liked the style of narrating here but was a bit less stoked about the huge time jumps; to me, they felt a trifle out of whack and disjointed at times.
Making me almost lose my place in the order of events to come.
I felt like we almost sacrificed the getting to know you stage where we build up a picture and understanding of the couple itself for unnecessary angst and drama.
I would have been so much happier with a simpler tale with more emphasis on the earlier emotions rather than the dramatic theatrics.
“Quit My Pitchin” played out in a very rom-com style and at times was extremely entertaining to spectate.
I did like both Wrigley and George and was, of course, rooting for them both all the way.
Told in dual POV this was at its heart an enjoyable experience.
Happy to recommend this one especially if you like a more relaxed style of narration.
Thank you to the author for providing me with an ARC of “Quit Your Pitchin’ (There’s No Crying in Baseball, #2)” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions are entirely my own.

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/ ARC Book Review / Mated on Hades; Celestial Mates / Golden Angel /

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🍁ARC BOOK REVIEW🍁

Release Date-6th July 2018
Genre-Sci-Fi Romance
Kindle Edition

 

The Celestial Mates agency always knows what – or who – you need. 

Tarrik would do anything to avoid breaking his mother’s heart, so he begrudgingly signs up for Celestial Mates and agrees to come home and settle down once the agency finds his match. There’s just one catch: he’s not ready to give up his free and easy life travelling the galaxy. And he’s doing exactly as his mother asked, so what will it hurt if he makes himself as unappealing as possible on his mate application?

Juliette is a woman on the run. Her attitude, and more importantly her hacking skills, have pissed off all the wrong people. Now the target of a contract hit, she’s decided the solution to her problems is to leave the planet as fast as she can. The Celestial Mates program is exactly what she needs. By the time her “mate” realizes she’s impossible to live with, hopefully, it will be safe for her to return to earth. She wasn’t counting on a seriously hot alien who looked like the devil and could do the most sinful things with his tail…

The sparks fly at first meeting when their chemistry ignites. But they can barely stand to be in the same room with each other.

They shouldn’t work at all.

But Celestial Mates always knows best.

 

Mated on Hades: Celestial Mates

Mated on Hades: Celestial Mates by Golden Angel
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Release Date-6/7/18

What’s not to like here; Mated on Hades was a fun interesting read that kept me entertained throughout.
This was not especially long; which for me can sometimes be a bit of a deterrent to my overall enjoyment I found it didn’t really affect my experience that much here.
I loved the idea of Celestial Mates of different species being paired up, finding it such a fascinating concept to read about.
This one had such great imaginative world building and was one I was especially looking forward to delving into and it certainly didn’t disappoint, pulling me in and capturing my attention right from the onset.
I also adored the physical appearance of Tarrik with his horns, wings and all that smouldering heat finding it strangely hot and extremely sexy.
And man; that tentacle/Tail was super smokin it had a bloody mind all of its own; loved it, it was like it had its own separate individual personality.
Tarrik was also such a big man-child with his prickly personality; totally spitting his dummy out in regards to his little human Juliette and her perceived usefulness.
Totally loving the single life and captaining his ship with his rag-tag crew through space on his family’s trading vessel he thinks he’s living the dream and there’s no room in it for a useless pesky human.
Juliette herself was a very practical girl; a genius when it comes to technology and used to relying soling on herself due to lack of family entanglements it has also left her with a serious case of baggage.
with abandonment and trust issues she has closed off her heart with a brick wall.
On the run from some self-created trouble back on her home planet, Juliette plans to lie low till the dust settles.
Tarriks parents, mainly his mother want him to settle down with a mate so this is how these two very different individuals end up being paired together by Celestial and rubbing each other up in all the right and wrong ways.
And get ready to watch the sparks fly as these two sure turn up that heat in more ways than one.
So this one was a mega fun read and though short packed a real punch.
It was very easy to get lost in and had just the right mix of ingredients to hold my attention.
It had some great characters along with such incredibly fun world building a super enjoyable experience overall.
A big thumbs up from me folks.
I was provided with an ARC of “Mated on Hades: Celestial Mates” By the author of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

 

Reviewed By Beckie Bookworm.
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Contemporary, Humorous, Reviews, Romance, Suspense

/ ARC Book Review / Ain’t Doin’ It (Simple Man, #4) / Lani Lynn Vale /

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Release Date- 6th July 2018
Genre-Contemporary Romance
Kindle Edition-213 Pages

 

Coke Solomon has lived a full life.

He’s a retired army drill sergeant, so he is more than used to getting his way.

And if he can’t have it his way? Well, let’s just say that’s never happened before…

At least not until Cora Maldonado walks into his life, demanding he fall in line, or she’ll find a way to make his life hell.

He finds out fast that Cora marches to the beat of her own drum, and a lot of times that drum takes her farther away rather than closer to where he feels she needs to be.

He can’t stand it.

He wants her, and he has to have her.

It doesn’t matter that she’s twenty years younger than him, and has a father that would rather see him dead than have his baby girl anywhere near him. Nor does it matter that his ex-wife is highly offended that she’s been replaced with a much younger woman.

Despite the odds stacking against them, he’ll fight for what he wants.

His ex-wife, her father, and their age difference be damned

 

Ain't Doin' It (Simple Man, #4)

Ain’t Doin’ It by Lani Lynn Vale
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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ARC BOOK REVIEW
Release Date-6/7/18

So this was my first book by this particular author and it was mostly a great experience with only a few tiny nit-picks from me.
So this was an easy enjoyable read that though part of a series of interconnecting novels that focused on an individual couple, I still managed to follow along with fairly easily.
At its heart “Ain’t Doin It” is a contemporary romance with some added suspensful elements.
I liked both the main characters Cora and Coke very much; perhaps Coke a teensy bit more than Cora who did have some slightly irritating whiny traits and could be a bit of a drama llama at times.
Though I did warm to her more as this story evolved.
I adored the fact that this was a slow burn romance and the author did an excellent job of ratcheting up the tension here so when we did eventually get the promised action it was well worth the wait.
This had a great cast of secondary characters, but have to say that Cora’s friends did come across like actual adolescents at times, not wives and mothers; I understand they were meant to be portrayed as fun and quirky but for me, that was a total washout missing the mark entirely.
Completely understand why Cora tried to avoid them like the plague they would be enough to give anyone a bloody headache.
I also really liked the daughter and how she was so refreshingly unspoilt.
The blurb itself here I thought was really misleading Cora’s dad wasn’t a complete fan of his daughter’s new relationship but I didn’t think he ever came across as completely hostile; more like reserving judgement until a later date and its never suggested; as far as I can see that he ever wants him dead.
And also the twenty year age gap well correct me if I’m wrong but twenty-five and thirty-five is a ten year age gap.
I know it’s been a while since I left school but I can count.
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I still liked the story but Its a real bug-bear of mine when we get misleading book blurbs.
Just tell me like it is already.
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As for the ex-wife, I wouldnt say she was offended about Cole and Cora’s friendship the woman is a bona-fida nut job; a real class A loony-tune psycho biotch.
How Cole managed to stay married to the cray-cray Ex-wife for all those years and stayed relatively sane is a conundrum indeed.
My other winge is I felt there might be a tad too much going on in terms of plausible plotlines.
I prefered this story before things went to shite on a shovel and felt all the unnecessary drama only muddied the picture.
At its heart, The more simplistic aspect of boy meets girl and falls hard is what I prefered most about this tale, that was refreshingly lovely.
How they met, got to know each other properly before jumping into the sack together.I also especially adored the epilogue here was just so touching and sweet.
Just one last thing here I’m really over the whole virgin at twenty-five thing; are there even any of those unicorn’s around in real life.
Weighing up the whole she-bang though this had more positives than negatives and I really did enjoy myself overall; I will definitely be checking out more of this authors work to have a nose at.
I was provided with an ARC of “Ain’t Doin’ It (Simple Man, #4) ” By the author of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

 Reviewed By Beckie Bookworm.
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Dark, Erotic, Fantasy, Futuristic, Humorous, Reviews, Romance, Sci-Fi

/ ARC Book Review / Steel (Dark Monster Fantasy #2) / Cari Silverwood /

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🌹ARC BOOK REVIEW🌹

Release Date-30th June 2018
Genre-Sci-Fi Romance
Kindle Edition

Steel is TOTALLY a standalone read.

Baz Rutland 

A lost soul, a cyborg in search of a future. He aims to upgrade his most intimate tool and BIG and HARD will do, but what does a man really need to be perfect again?

Ember 

A Principle Data extraction expert employed by CESS Industries – a princess in lay terms. She’s in search of her past and her parents but who is she really? If she ever finds out who killed her parents, she will rain destruction down upon them, in some nerd-geek way, like by remote-opening the airlocks on their ship so they die horribly.

Her biggest secret and fetish is her love of the BIG guys, like the orcs, but she would never ever act on that unless she had nothing left to lose.

Hoss 

Half-Orc, half Shag, and a hairy beast, he shaves to blend into the mass of humanity populating the galaxies. All he has ever wanted is to be wanted in return, to be loved and find a mate. But what hope of that when he’s a rejected half-breed?

Warning: 
Like PREY, this book is not gritty uber-dark such as Cari Silverwood often writes. It is the pansy dark you reach for when you’re all darked out and one step from seeing a therapist. 

It’s carnal, naughty, and very twisted, and not what your mother ever wanted you to read. Also, there may be some robots that go PEW PEW.

Steel (Dark Monster Fantasy, #2)

Steel by Cari Silverwood
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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ARC BOOK REVIEW
Release Date-30/6/18

“Hey. Cyborg Man. Is this a good day for rescuing princesses?”

So I bloody adored “Steel” like just so much; it was such a mish-mash of carnal, sci-fi delight with a dash of slapstick humour and a big glug of ridiculousness to accompany its also surprisingly emotive trio.
I am such a mega nerd for weird-ass shenanigans and this book had it going on in absolute spades.
Enough to satisfy even the most ardent of fornication outside the species zealots.
And here to quote the cyber-monks themselves we get treated to a big fat dollop of down and dirty Orc/Human/Cyborg porn and is it wrong that whilst also curling my toes with totally salacious delight my heart itself was also doing a pitter patter of pure bliss whenever that big sexy and did I mention big; yep I did; ( brain kinda short-circuiting here folks ) Orc/Shag up and purred for his potential mate.
Not gonna lie here; I’m such a sucker for any throaty deep purr of the feline sort, so totally suggestive and seductive in its purpose and intent.
Cross that with a crabby but amped up Cyborg and I’m in heaven; like a kid in a sweetshop with an overabundance of goodies, that’s me.
“Steel” was a raunchy romp totally worthy of its slapstick label and I mean that as a total compliment here people.
The main protagonist’s of this story here are one; Ember, Human of unknown origin, PRINCESS of CESS Industries.
A Principle Data extractor extraordinaire in fact with a weird invisible friend and a self-assigned quest to discover her past Ancestry.
Two; Hoss A mixed breed of Orc/Shag parentage employed by CESS as Embers guard and protector; a huge sexy beast with a massive penchant for his luscious charge and a very real desire to make her his mate no matter how much their particular union would be frowned upon.
And finally Three Baz; a grumpy disgruntled Cyborg who along with his crew is trawling the dead-space in his junk bucket of a ship; just looking to rescue a Princess for the Cyber-monks in return for an upgrade of the intimate variety.
So that’s the main gist here really and when these three misfits destinies collide its a non-stop race of classic one-liners, ridiculous plotlines and some seriously filthy hook-ups that as well as being pure smut was also so much fun to kick back and just revel in..
It’s almost like a carry on film of the sci-fi steampunk variety and I myself inhaled the cockamamie Narrative like it was oxygen and the more farcical and absurd events played out; the more I devoured like the whole nine yards and more.
So “Steel” is like seriously knicker dripping or dropping fine.
Everything wrong about this also makes it so right.
I had a mega hard-on (If I had one that Is) for Hoss; such a delicious Orc/Shag, I adored his furry ass like a whole bloody lot.
He for me was hands down my favourite thing in this whole Zany pantomime; with Maybe Baz’s Monster mechanical appendage coming in a very close second.
What can I say; I am a female after all and Baz’s cyborg enhancements well let’s just say Anne summers eat your heart out.
Hoss was the one ultimately in charge of this threeway here and for me, that worked you know with me being like his own personal fan club and all.
I was all for the Hoss.
So I think its safe to say here from my above noise I really was digging the whole entire she-bang here.
This isn’t really going to be for everyone of course, but if you like something a bit out of the box and outside the traditional then maybe take a chance on this, you might even surprise yourself.
On a side-note, the Orc featured here Hoss is way up on the attractive scale despite his monobrow; and not at all like the minging ORCS from Tolkien; just saying; being The official Spokeswoman for the Hoss fan-club and all wanted to put that out there.
Don’t Diss the Hoss he’s a total Orc babe
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC copy of “Steel (Dark Monster Fantasy, #2)” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own

Reviewed By Beckie Bookworm
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Contemporary, Crime, Humorous, Reviews, Romance, Suspense, Thriller

/ ARC Book Review / A Necessary Deception (Search and Recover #2) / Lucy Farago /

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🍁ARC BOOK REVIEW🍁

Release Date-22nd May 2018
Publisher-Lyrical Press
Genre-Romantic Suspense
Kindle Edition

The agents of the renowned Investigative Collection Unit have to be the biggest, baddest, and brightest to take on missions no one else would dare. It doesn’t hurt that they’re also the sexiest. But in a shadowy world where reality means living on the razor’s edge of deception, few survive with their hearts intact . . . 

ICU intel expert Monty Buchannan’s idea of fun is creating software—not roughing it in a cabin off the grid in Alaska. But his team forced him to unplug when his intense need to be in control put a mission at risk. Being alone isn’t a problem; most people make him uncomfortable. But there’s something about the woman he finds floundering in a frozen stream that warms his ice-cold heart . . .

Taylor Moore was once a spoiled socialite famous for her tabloid-worthy exploits until she broke out from under wealthy father’s thumb. Now she’s the self-made CEO of an online matchmaking service—and on the run from Russian mobsters who’ve hijacked her website. But when she’s suddenly plucked from a river by a half-naked mountain man, trust will become a matter of survival. And desire just might break down the defences that have kept them both playing it far too safe for far too long. 

 
A Necessary Deception (Search and Recover #2)

A Necessary Deception by Lucy Farago
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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ARC BOOK REVIEW
Release Date-22/5/18

A Necessary Deception (Search and Recover #2) by Lucy Farago blew me the fuck away; my first experience of this very talented storyteller but certainly not my last.
I’m not exactly sure quite what I was expecting here with this, but can definitely say this was all good, and this snuck up so stealthfully taking me completely unawares.
If I could award this more stars I bloody would I thought it was that good.
This was a very addictive pulse-racing, romantic suspense; with a slow-build heat escalation between the two main characters Taylor and Monty.
I found “A Necessary Deception” to be in itself more story and action-based; With the romance between these two slowly progressing in the background as our story unfolds.
The sexual heat of this excellent narrative was dialled up notch by notch; building an almost sense of anticipation for the players as well as the reader; until it finally acclimated in Monty and Taylor being unable to deny the red-hot chemistry that had been built up between them anymore.
And when it finally does happen; the emotion and sentiment I felt here, was just so believable.
I adored the interaction between Monty and Tyler; they had such a rapport; the extreme circumstances of there situation had cultivated in such a deep connection; which had formed much faster than is usual.
especially in terms of Monty; he doesn’t play well with others; a mixture of his past baggage and solitary personality combined.
He’s also so different to your usual action hero; being his teams resident computer geek.
Montys really rocks the smart, hot nerd vibe; but he’s also able to handle himself and is buff to boot; Taylors one lucky girl finding her own personal Rambo way out in the boonies.
So this is set in the Alaskan Wilderness; where Monty has been offloaded by his team-mates for an unwanted vacay at one of there safe houses after screwing up on the job.
Stranded and without power, all he wants is to return to his beloved control room but knows he has to suck it up and deal.
Enter Taylor; CEO of her own matchmaker company; she luckily finds herself rescued by the hot computer expert after being abducted from her home by persons unknown and then after giving them the slip; taking an actual tumble into Monty’s creek.
It’s not long before these two are teaming up and fighting for survival as they try to escape the attention of Taylors Russian pursuers.
So; For a book with very few in-depth character portrayals; rather than the main two and also one so lengthy this was surprisingly good.
And All-though we spend all our time with both Monty and Taylor “A Necessary Deception” was also packed full of action, intrigue, suspense and romance.
It also had a surprisingly humorous vibe to it at times; the humour actually helping to actually defuse the stress of the whole sorry scenario.
This was told in my favourite dual POV and was such an intense experience overall.
And although part of a series can definitely be read as a standalone; I did and had no issues following along at all; the stories are connected but each is also separate.
I can’t stress enough how well written and engaging this was; this author has a talent for making you actually believe what your reading.
Romantic Suspense is not my usual go-to genre but this is one that certainly ticked all my boxes.
This is one read I highly recommend it was fantastic from start to finish; a job well done by the author.
Give it a go you might surprise yourself.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC of “A Necessary Deception (Search and Recover #2) ” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Contemporary, Dark, Humorous, Reviews, Romance, Suspense

/ ARC Book Review / Defied (Blood Duet 2) / Maria Luis /

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Release Date-31st May 2018
Genre- Dark contemporary Romance
Kindle Edition-292 Pages

I am both a sinner and a saint, but I bleed vengeance. 

For years, I’ve lived in the grey… until her. 

Avery Washington didn’t belong in the shadows, but I dragged her into the darkness anyway. 

One kiss and I would stop at nothing to possess her. 

One caress, and my need to destroy wavered.

Our attraction was poison and pleasure.

They say the devil recognizes his own, but I never saw Avery coming.

She’s determined to light the matchsticks, and I can’t resist going down in flames… 

 

Defied (Blood Duet #2)

Defied by Maria Luis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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ARC BOOK REVIEW
Release Date-31/5/18

I Was so looking forward to diving into the second book in the Blood Duet series and Defied (Blood Duet #2) certainly didn’t disappoint; this started exactly where we left off in Sworn and almost immediately we are thrown right back into the thick of things.
“Defied” was action packed throughout and I so enjoyed reconnecting with both Avery and Lincoln.
In this second volume, we finally get the answers we have been waiting for and I felt that we finally got to fully bond and empathise much more with both Avery and Lincoln.
Finally comprehending the reasonings behind there outward personas and life choices.
In return, this made me feel so much more connected to our leading couple; I was so invested in the final outcome for these two.
This was really easy to get lost in and “Defied” managed to absorb me fully almost from the beginning.
Its told in dual POV and also has some interesting and also some very unsavoury individuals.
In Defied I was sucked right into the colourful ambience of what was ultimately the dark belly of New Orleans.
I adored the dynamic between Avery and Lincoln very much and thought that together they made a fantastic pair.
Their broken pieces just fit together so beautifully and when these two stopped fighting there feelings the outcome for both was fantastic and addictive reading.
This also had just the right balance of action versus sexy times and the emotion here was incredibly believable; I actually wanted these two to pull through the shitstorm ahead.
And most important of all they were both so very likeable; totally the cherry here for me.
“Defied” at its heart was well written and a truly positive experience for me.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC of “Defied (Blood Duet #2)” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.