Dark, Erotic, Horror, Reviews, Suspense

/ Arc Book Review / Depredation / Natalie Bennett /

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Release Date-12th August 2018
Genre-Dark Erotic Horror
Kindle Edition-126 Pages

Depredation (previously titled Fxck Toy)

Kidnapped. Tortured. Corrupted.

He stole me away in the middle of the night.

A windowless cell with a floor of stone became my new home.

He took, and he took until I had nothing left to entertain him with.
And then I was abandoned and left to die, just like all the other girls.

He has no idea I’m alive.
He doesn’t know he woke the devil inside me.

When I find him, nothing in the world will be strong enough to save his tar black soul.

 

18+ Reader discretion is highly advised.
Complete standalone novella. No cliffhanger. Loosely connected to DEVILS WITH HALOS.

Depredation

Depredation by Natalie Bennett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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As per usual this author managed to deliver a completely corrupt tale filled with depravity and vicious immoral behaviour.
This author is the master of this type of fiction managing to deliver such dissolute debased conduct while still also somehow hooking the reader like a fish on a line.
You so want to look away in horrific denial but It’s almost like you just have to watch so great is the compulsion and magnetism of the scene set before you.
The basic premise here is the kidnapping and incarceration of young Harper and the trials and tribulations she has to endure to escape from a nightmare at the sadistic hands of her kidnapper J.
She is not the first visitor to J’s basement prison but she’s determined to be his last.
Kept in squalor and filth by her Jailor Harper is prepared to do whatever it takes to survive her abominable ordeal.
Told from two points of view Harper and her captor this is a dark tale of extraordinary extremities and the resilience of the human spirit and psyche.
I also really adored the karmic justice this deviant narrative imparted it left me with a feeling of deep satisfaction and an almost gratification for the fate it eventually delivered to those deserving of such torments and tortures.
The only reason I haven’t scored this higher is that I would have myself liked a slightly more drawn-out process with some added closure when it came to the finish here.
It seemed to end rather abruptly which I was not a big fan of.
But as usual, a fabulously unique endeavour that certainly stand out in its genre.
Oh and I should probably mention as well that this is not a romance; nope not at all, if I had to classify it I would say erotic horror is probably the closest term to describe this.
Thank you to the author for providing me with an ARC of ”
Depredation: A Dark Erotica” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions are entirely my own.

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Contemporary, Crime, Mystery, psychological thriller, Reviews, Suspense, Thriller

/ Arc Book Review / The Date / Lousie Jensen /

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Release Date-21st June 2018
Publisher-Bookouture
Genre-Psychological Thriller
Kindle Edition-320 Pages

Something bad has happened to Alison Taylor. 

Her Saturday night started normally. Recently separated from her husband, Ali has been persuaded by her friends to go on a date with a new man. She is ready, she is nervous, she is excited. She is about to take a step into her new future.

By Sunday morning, Ali’s life is unrecognisable. She wakes, and she knows that something is wrong. She is home, she is alone, she is hurt and she has no memory of what happened to her.

Worse still, when she looks in the mirror, Ali doesn’t recognise the face staring back at her. She can’t recognise her friends and family. And she can’t recognise the person who is trying to destroy her…

The Date

The Date by Louise Jensen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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“The Date” was my first book by this particular author and I really did enjoy it.
I was rapt and invested from the very first instance here.
A mystery told from Ali’s and her enemies POV, an enemy who we have no idea; along with Ali the identity of.
So during this, I was glued to the emerging picture with an almost obsessive compulsion.
Watching with a rapt fascination usually reserved for my current favourite TV show.
This was, in my opinion, psychological warfare at its very finest and I can’t recommend “The date” enough, especially if you’re looking for something to compel and confound you all at the same time.
This one’s is a tricky one to describe without giving the whole game away so I’m not going to go into any great detail here.
This story’s blurb really does sell itself, how could you not want to delve deeper and discover more after that intriguing description.
Also using the medical condition Prosopagnosia, which to put it in its more understandable form Face Blindness, was absolute genius.
Adding this unique aspect to “The Date” took this for me to a whole new level.
Such one-off circumstances created a scenario where anything and everything is possible, no matter how remote and improbable that occurrence could actually be.
This also had more twists and turns than a fairground rollercoaster and I changed my mindset on a hairpin frequently with the sheer abundance of red herrings thrown in my path.
These diversions only purpose that I could ascertain was to confuse and muddy the already churning waters I was currently occupying.
The author really has done a remarkable job of weaving her mysterious web here, managing to entangle me within the threads of this tale with her oh so vivid imagination.
This was a fantastic read that’s really a no-brainer for me to recommend; loved everything about it.
Happy to give this one my seal of approval.
Thank you to Bookouture and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of “The Date” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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Dark, Erotic, Horror, Reviews, Suspense

/ ARC Book Review / The Darkness In Faith Boxed Set (The Darkness in Faith) / C.F. Rabbiosi /

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🌹BOOK REVIEW🌹

Release Date-2nd May 2018
Genre-Erotic Horror
Kindle Edition-381 Pages

Book 1: My name is Faith: Tortured sex slave turned brutal murderer. Men have abused my body for inhuman pleasures, hurt me and made me feel helpless. But now…

They fear me. I wish I could say that it is all for the good of the world that I kill them slowly and give them a taste of what they have made others feel, but that would be a lie. Turns out, I have a lust for blood and get off on making THEM my slave. They may be way past being offended at that point, but I sure enjoy my living dead boys.

Just one small problem. I am falling for my newest conquest and don’t know anymore if I want to tie him up and kill him slowly. He supposedly sexually assaulted a woman horribly ten years ago and is currently on parole for the crime, but something about those genuine sea green eyes and that beguiling mouth makes me weak. I still want to tie him up but what I want to do to him- will make us both scream.

Something about his darkness and pain calls to my own, and he knows I could kill him at any time, but still fights to possess me in every dripping, consuming and tantalizing way.

Come inside if you dare where real sex slave stories are my inspiration and I’ll tell you the story of a serial murderess and the life altering events that made her a Lover of the Dead.

Book 2: How can I admit to myself that I have fallen for the one thing I fear the most? I should kill him, as I have visited bloody death on many others just like him but…

Instead I have let him inside me. Deeply, painfully and with all-consuming psychotic passion. My body hums when he hurts it, as he’s brought out a hidden side of me that thrives off his rough touch. I have never felt so alive.

Here he is by my side as we travel the country, staying in the finest hotels and savagely getting revenge on those who have sexually tortured me. What a ride. Kill, rough sex. Try to kill each other, more rough sex… And repeat.

But something changes my dark lover with each kill and I fear I will lose him forever. The blood thirsty beast he struggles to keep locked up within thrashes against its cage, and I don’t know how much time we have left together. Oh, but I WILL make the most of it.

Book 3: My enemy becomes my lover…

“Please let me go,” I say.
He takes a deep breath. “I can’t. Why don’t you see that you are meant for me? You’re a killer, you’re a sexual predator, and my dark soul demands I take yours. I need to **** your body mercilessly and make you scream from beneath me. I have no choice because I’ve never wanted anything so bad.”
His lips move to ear. “Say you want me, Faith.” He sucks my neck into his mouth and the ache feels good. He leaves bruises. “I will do anything.”
I cringe and stare into nothingness. This is my way out. If he has become obsessed with me because I escaped him years ago, because his best friend wants me, and because I challenge him, then I can use it to escape. I refocus and allow my demoness to take hold. “I shouldn’t want you James.”
He moves inside me, lifting me up and forcing me back down over his thickness and I cry out. “But you do,” he breathes.
I won’t make it that easy. “You excite me. You make my body sing and scream at the same time.” His **** rubs through me igniting incredible sensations and I haven’t lied to him yet. “I want you,” I say breathlessly. He feels so good because this is so bad and my sanity is being pushed to the limit. I run my fingers across the shaved sides of his head and rip his blond hair backward. I ride him hard. “You’re beautiful,” I say, trying to breathe. “Because you tear me to pieces.”
He grasps my hips, the killer who has never gotten off without hurting a woman first, and digs his fingers into my flesh. With a desperate kiss, his eyes roll back and his body tenses in anticipation.

 

 

The Darkness In Faith Boxed Set by C.F. Rabbiosi
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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Serial Murderess Series

so I’m going to do things a bit different here and review all three books in the Serial Murderess Series together but giving my brief impression on each instalment.
So I’m not normally one for trigger warnings but with this, you need one; this is dark depraved sick stuff proceed with caution.
If like me that sentence is like honey to a bee just be aware that at times this was even a bit too much for me and that’s something I don’t usually say.
There is Rape, murder, torture, necrophilia, cannibalism the list goes on and on so please do take my warning seriously there is the blackest stuff imaginable between these pages.
So this is a hard one, on the one hand, I love to push the boundaries of my tolerances, but here I wasn’t just giving them a nudge I was flat out annihilating and totally flattening everything in its path.
So If you want to just dip your toe into darker waters this isn’t the series to start with; this is completely hardcore.
This series is mainly told from the POV of Faith herself a product of her horrific life experiences in her case a history of rape, torture and slavery.
This girl has some serious issues which have resulted in her fascination with blood and death.
She’s a self-made serial killer who preys on the predators themselves.
Her moral compass is so off course when it comes to dispensing her own personal brand of justice.
So what happens when this necrophilia loving serial killer meets what could be her match made in heaven.
I’m gonna stop you right there; this is not a romance; this is so far from the warm and fuzzies than your ever going to get; Brandon the male interest here, is so not what I would even label; what we like to call an anti-hero.
This is more a psychotic bloody Bonnie and Clyde type journey cross country where Faith and Brandon embark on an all-out pilgrimage to annihilate every person that has ever hurt Faith in the most imaginative ways possible.
The go-to phrase these two start to employ.

This is going to be the most fun we’ve had yet

But this is also a downward spiral into the Pitts of insanity and what happens when you give your demons such a free rein.

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is the onset of the journey where we learn what shapes our two lovers into the individuals they have evolved into.
This is perhaps the mildest of the three books almost a build up to more gruesome events.
It’s still bloody graphic as hell though so be prepared for anything.
In This instalment, we leave Brandon and Faith ready for there mission ahead.

Darkly Dreaming Faith
Portrays there antics as each kill goes down more each imaginative than the last.
Brandon and Faith fall deeper down the rabbit hole with each occurrence sending Brandon on a downward spiral into insanity.
In fact, here it becomes very apparent that Brandon is so much more than he has previously revealed to his new partner in death.
Finally culminating in Faith through self-preservation contemplating going rogue on his butt.

Vicious Faith
The final book in the trilogy and perhaps the most graphic and depraved of all three.
Here all roads come to a head and number five on Faiths list “Gas Mask” in dramatic style manages to turn the tables on Faith.
This was my favourite of the three books and though there where things I had kinda guessed previously here; there were still many shocks that snuck up and caught me unawares.
I adored the shocking conclusion we were given here.
It had an almost karmic justice to it.
Here is where we discover that there are no heroes only predators and events do come full circle in such a shocking finale.

This is not a romance.
There are no heroes in this trilogy only innocents and evil.
This was not easy reading at times but I persevered as I wanted to know the final outcome.
My rating here really reflects my unease with the content matter involved.
“The serial Murderess series” itself really pushed the envelope with me in regards to my comfort levels.
It’s an unapologetic jaunt through a dissolute and perverted playground.
Where everything good and wholesome has been stripped back to the bone and the only thing left behind is viciousness and cruelty.
Enter if you dare but be warned the passage your about to traverse is anything but pretty.
The road ahead of you is paved in blood and tears.
I’m not going to give this a yay or a nay just a give this a go if you think you can handle it and prepare to be appaled.
And again remember my original caution.
Thank you to the author for providing me with an ARC of “Serial Murderess Series” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions are entirely my own.

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Crime, Dark, Reviews, Romance

/ Book Review / Revenge (Skulls Renegade MC #3) / Elizabeth Knox /

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Release Date-1st January 2018
Genre-MC Romance
Kindle Edition-257 Pages

Every single person at Skulls Renegade MC knows me as Jenna; Jenna Lawrence to be exact. 
They think I’m some club whore because I’ve led them to believe that’s all I am. I’ve done a damn good job at being that girl. Here’s the thing, I’m not who they think I am. 
My real name is Tegan Hill.
I’ve been here at Skulls Renegade’s Gainesville Chapter for nine long years, waiting for my golden opportunity that may never come. Skulls Renegade MC is responsible for my father’s death, or if I’m more specific, his killer Will Michaels is, Reed & Kyle’s father. 
I’ve watched every single thing happen in this club. I’ve seen Reed and Elena get married. I’m watching everyone around me starting to have their own happily-ever-afters. Only, I don’t get one. I won’t ever be able to, until I avenge my father.
I’ve devoted 9 years, 3168 days, and 76,032 hours to my cause. He’s bound to show up sometime and when he does I’ll finally get justice for what happened to me and my father.
I’ve expected a lot of things, but what I never expected, was to fall in love with a Skulls Renegade MC member.
Which will conquer? My love, or my hate?

 

Revenge (Skulls Renegade #3)

Revenge by Elizabeth Knox
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Well, this series just keeps on getting better and better in my opinion.
This third instalment “Revenge” was my hands down favourite so far; with a slightly different vibe to the others this had a much darker flavour overall and I loved every minute of it.
This is Jenna and Dimitri’s story and these two are like a pair of matching bookends.
With Souls that are almost Swirling in a void of darkness and secrets just waiting for the right moment to step out of there vast oblivion and strike hard.
Dimitri Petrov is practically Russian royalty, but one that has been forsaken by his blood and adopted into the MC lifestyle of brotherhood.
Jenna is hiding in plain sight just biding her time; playing at club whore is so far from where she started off in this life, but she’s in for the long game her compulsion for revenge fueling here drive.
This girl has had some serious hard knocks in the school of life which has helped forge a backbone of steel to impound and protect her surprisingly vulnerable heart.
That is until Her Russian starts to discover chinks in her steel armour and slowly over time erodes and chips away until Jenna has no choice but to hand him the key to her heart.
So this was just so good and considering how I struggled with book one I’m amazed at how invested I now am in the whole Skulls Renegade MC Series; these books have snuck up on me in stealth mode almost like a ninja.
I’m so in for the long haul now and I’m loving how these big bad bikers are falling like dominoes around us; The bigger they are the harder they do fall folks.
So as I said earlier this book was much darker than its predecessors and I do so love a bit of twisted torture and mayhem; it’s just my bag.
So almost instantly here I was hooked and frantically turning the pages needing to know what happened next.
There was so much going on that I was really on a rollercoaster of discovery with this one.
I especially adored how loyal these two were to each other; even over the club.
They had each other’s backs completely here and this was one of my very favourite aspects of this whole book, the unspoken fealty these two had for each other; no questions needed or asked.
Was truly astounding and I really did believe the connection these two outwardly portrayed.
I also loved the lack of judgment on either part here; so refreshing to behold
There is still so much more from these two to come I think; secrets have a habit of becoming known at the most inconvenient time and I’m so looking forward to some expected future fallout here; I’m actually counting on it.
Oh, and can I just say loving Jenna’s Dogs like so much; just wanted to get that out there as there almost a replacement family for her so thought her fierce guards deserved a shout out.
So I do feel these need to be read in order as the further into the Skulls you venture the more a connected story seems to emerge.
That’s not a hardship for me this is shaping up to be a great series and I’m looking forward to the next one in line here.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC copy of “Revenge (Skulls Renegade #3)” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own

 

Contemporary, Crime, Reviews, Suspense, Thriller

/ ARC Book Review / One: Rage Vengeance Murder (A Path of Deception and Betrayal Book 3) / K.J. McGillick /

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Release Date-25th April 2018
Genre-thriller
Publisher-KJRM Publishing LLC
Kindle Edition-239 Pages

A stolen life. A Faustian bargain. Prey becomes predator.

Azar Abed’s veiled memories of her childhood were too dark and traumatic to revive. Raised by the man who murdered her mother she moves through life numb and emotionally bankrupt. That is until her father goes one step too far. With the help of his business partner, Dr Adrien Armond, her father implements a plan to steal her life to save his own. Their downfall? Her survival.

Her obsession to extract retribution leads her into a dark abyss of rage. Azar and her lover devise a plan to upend global economies but her need for vengeance compels her to take it one step further. Biological weapons of mass destruction are on her agenda and innocent bystanders become collateral damage. Would the few that see it coming have the resources to stop the plan already in motion.

 

One: Rage Vengeance Murder by K.J. McGillick
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

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Release Date-25/5/18

“One: Rage Vengeance Murder (A Path of Deception and Betrayal Book 3)” didn’t really do it for me sorry.
Not only did I find it difficult to connect with the characters it also had issues keeping my focus.
I think my main issue here was this was not quite what I was expecting from the initial blurb.
I don’t think I initially anticipated how heavily this leaned towards the thriller genre.
I was kinda expecting; well I’m not really sure but it wasn’t quite this.
I think I imagined that Azar was going to be a bit more kick-ass revenge chick; imagine Uma Thurman in “Kill Bill” and you’d be there and what I actually got was more; complete homicidal terrorist with a damn god complex.
I also struggled to keep up with the technical jargon and information dump and if I’m completely honest felt a bit lost within the narrative at times.
There was just too much going on overall for me to just relax and go with the flow here.
I also wasn’t a great fan of Mary; I know she was meant to be quirky but I just found her bloody irritating.
on the plus side even though I didn’t quite understand where Azar was coming from in regards to her world domination plan; it was hers and Marcello’s participation here that kept this ticking along for me.
Without there inclusion; I’m not sure I would have finished this.
So this wasn’t overall a good fit for me.
But that’s not to say it won’t be for you.
If you’re a thriller fan; this one is well written; with plenty of twists and turns it just wasn’t ultimately one for me.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC of “One: Rage Vengeance Murder (A Path of Deception and Betrayal Book 3) ” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.
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Contemporary, Crime, Dark, Erotic, Reviews, Romance, Suspense

/ARC Book Review / Tangled Love (Chaotic Rein, #1) / Haley Jenner /

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Release Date-13th April 2018
Genre-Dark romantic Fiction
Kindle Edition-276 Pages

Codi Rein is a means to an end. A bloody and vengeful penance for wrong-doing. She was our way to inflict pain and suffering on those who took away what was most important to us. 
She was supposed to be a no one. Insignificant.
She wasn’t supposed to make me smile.
She wasn’t supposed to make me laugh.
She sure wasn’t supposed to make me feel something other than hate. 
She wasn’t supposed to make me love her.
She was a means to an end. Now the bloody and vengeful end looks to be mine. Because it now comes down to love or loyalty and it’s on me to decide what reigns absolute; heart or family

Tangled Love by Haley Jenner
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Release Date-13/4/18

Oh, this book it has broken me down to the core then put the shattered pieces of me back together all in the name of fiction.
Tangled love By Haley Jenner is a masterpiece of intensity and feeling.
Leaving me ultimately bereft, so deep did this burrow down into the marrows of my very soul.
The tangled threads of Codi and Parkers love along with the betrayal of everything that Codi imagined mattered to her leaves her a broken shell of a woman.
Parker broke Codi.

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But in doing so he also broke himself hindsight is a total bummer and misery loves company.
In seeking revenge or vengeance in the name of a mother who would have been devastated and ashamed at the men her sons had become.
Her boys evolving into Monsters in her name.

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Parker and Rocco have eventually become everything they once despised and looked down on.
The father’s sins have ultimately become the sons bringing this whole sorry saga full circle in a macabre dance where the innocent is always the loser and blood is the currency.

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So watching the pile of cards come tumbling down around Parker’s ears was a kind of karmic justice.
The struggle he faced pulled between his brother Rocco and his love for a woman he knows does not deserve his hate and wrath was as sweet as it was painful.
And when this whole sorry mess eventually implodes in a dramatic take no prisoners fashion, It was kind of therapeutic to behold the suffering Parker had brought on himself through his own twisted actions.
I was such a proud mama bear watching the way Codi handled herself in the moment and also in the eventual aftermath.
She was strong and courageous such a fighter.
But what was saddest was watching her eyes opened to the cruel world around her.
She had had her naivety and rose coloured specs ripped from her eyes.
And for a while, I wondered how she would fare.
She had gifted her heart away and now was dealing with the fallout of that duplicity.
You expect the person that claims to love you to want to protect that organ with every breath in there body not rob you of you last.

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Loved the ending especially that the author didn’t gloss over the betrayal suffered here.
It wasn’t rushed and played out exactly how it should.
As she can see from the above ramblings this story had such a profound effect on me.
It was so very well written and such an incredibly emotive tale that I could not give it less than its deserved full five stars.
There was so much going on here and even when I wanted to hate certain individuals I couldn’t help but also relate.
Haley Jenner has done a great job of humanising what should have been unredeemable.
So bravo lady.
This story has imprinted on me and it will be one I couldn’t and wouldn’t want to forget.

Reviewed By Beckie Bookworm
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Contemporary, Erotic, Reviews, Romance

/ Arc Book Review / One Too Many / Jade West /

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Release Date-26th March 2018
Genre-Contemporary Romance
Kindle Edition-493 Pages

A filthy proposition.
Too much money to say no. 
One dirty night in a stranger’s bed.

While my husband watches.

A full-length contemporary romance novel.

 

 

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Release Date-26/2/18

“One Too Many” for me was such an interesting and diverse read.
Whilst not my favourite of Jade’s books I still enjoyed and appreciated this very much.
This was certainly a very different read from the norm and I think that is what I found so intriguing about this.
The emotions explored here were very easy to get lost in and I found that this did manage to convey to me the deep sentiment that comes from knowing your partner inside out.
Perhaps not as much so in the beginning, But certainly later when Bret and Grace started to reconnect within there relationship.
Also, a side effect brought forth unwittingly by Thomas.
So what did I love about “One Too Many”
Well Brett and Grace’s marriage, it was like a warm welcoming hug.
There closeness and acceptance of each other but also that fact that they were flawed normal individuals, Was so refreshing to behold.
There eventual affection and support towards Thomas was also extremely endearing.
I loved that they had the ability to just accept things at face value. But also, the ability to question things when it was actually needed, does that even make sense.
The fact that this book and the story was just so normal, no tricks or gimmicks just folks trying to live there lives the best way they can, I loved that about “One Too Many”.
And OMG can I just say those bedroom antics,
HOT HOT HOT!!!!


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Fanning myself here big style girls.
Joking aside the bedroom scenes here were amazing and compelling, so well written, It wasn’t just sex you could actually feel the tenderness and sentiment and also the playfulness behind the filth and corruption.
There was also perhaps a deeper message to convey here, a moral one, is it actually worth the risk to destroy something so precious as the love and trust in a union over money.
Could one night actually destroy a lifetime of affection and trust.
finally, I really liked how this jumped from each characters POV.
I felt much closer to all three from getting to play in each of their heads for a short time.
What did I have slight issues with, well it’s actually a short list and these are just my own personal observations.
So here you are,
I wasn’t really a mega fan of the ending.

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So that’s it from me, this is a fabulously unusual read that you really should give a chance too.
I don’t think you’ll regret it.
I was provided with an ARC of “One Too Many” By the author of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.


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/ ARC-Book Review / Blackmailed by the beast / Georgia Le Carre /

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Release Date-25th January 2018
Genre-Contemporary Romance
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Chelsea
When I was a child my favourite fairytale was Beauty And The Beast. I dreamed of sacrificing myself for my father, and bravely going to an enchanted castle to live with the Beast. There I gently kissed the beast and transformed him into a handsome Prince.

Now, I’m an adult, and it appears I have somehow wandered into the enchanted mansion of a beast. He is cold and harsh and cannot be transformed with a gentle kiss, but strangely, I don’t want to transform him. 
Every single atom in my body, from the tips of my hair to the soles of my feet vibrates, throbs, and calls for my beast to take me … again and again.

Thorne
Soon the whole world will know my name … but first I have a distraction to deal with. The matter of a manipulative lying little thief.

When I catch up with her, those bright, scheming eyes try their best to work their magic on me. Somebody should have told Chelsea Appleby no one steals from Thorne Blackmore.

She tells me she will pay me back. She is sorry. She wants more time. The problem is I don’t actually need the money back. What I need is to punish her. To possess and own every beautiful inch of her body.

I want to leave my mark on her delicate English skin. Forever.

This is a full length standalone with no cheating and guaranteed HEA. Includes bonus content.

Blackmailed by the beast by Georgia Le Carre
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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I have read a lot of Georgia Le Carre and I usually love her work but I have to admit this one wasn’t my favourite.
It wasn’t awful it was just an OK read for me.
First, that synthesis was a real puller only problem was it had little to do with the actual plot here.
Blackmailed by the beast was a bit of a mish-mash that sometimes worked but at other times left me scratching my head in confusion.
A lot of issues I found here were just inserted into the story and then not tied up so overall this felt at times finished and unmessy.
I’m assuming the final words here were to leave a bit of an opening for maybe a second book.
So maybe that’s why there seemed to be holes in the storyline.
I’ll give you an example Chelsea gets warned off by an ex-girlfriend, don’t get to cosy she said.
Well, we never hear from this girl again.
There’s a lot more of the same throughout.
I did like this but didn’t love it.
I think the main reason was that it wasn’t quite what I thought it to be and I found it to be a lot shorter than what I was initially expecting.
It still found this entertaining and I did finish so that’s a plus.
Blackmailed by the beast by Georgia Le Carre is currently free on KU

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Contemporary, Dark, Reviews, Romance

/ ARC-Book Review / Up in Smoke (King #8) / by T.M. Frazier /

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🔥ARC-BOOK-REVIEW🔥

Release Date-19th February
Genre-Dark Romance
Kindle Edition-358 Pages

A King Series Novel.

I’m a man without a conscience. 
I deal in murder and mayhem.
I’m the best at what I do. 
Frankie Helburn is supposed to be an easy job. 
A means to flush her father out of hiding.
Simple. 
Except there isn’t anything simple about Frankie or the secrets she’s keeping. 
She’s stubborn as hell and the sexiest god damn thing I have ever seen, sending dark, dirty animalistic desire coursing through my veins. 
She’s cocaine with legs. A f*cking addiction that makes me question things I’ve never questioned before. Want things I’ve never wanted before. 
I might have her, but she isn’t mine to keep. 
If her father doesn’t show his face, she will be mine. 
To KILL.

Up in Smoke (King, #8)Up in Smoke by T.M. Frazier

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


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🌟🌟🌟🌟1/2 STARS
ARC-REVIEW
Release Date-19/2/18

Up in Smoke (King, #8) by T.M. Frazier is my second book by this author.
I have previously read “all the Rage” and though I enjoyed it this is hands down my favourite out of the two.
This is Smoke and Frankie’s story.
And also as an added bonus, I got to reconnect with Rage AKA Bionic Barbie who I absolutely bloody adore, so I was super ecstatic over this little fact.
So the opening chapter here was an absolute heartbreaker.
But It was this insight into Smoke’s past tragedy that helped me reconcile enormously with his actions to follow.
Without this, I think it would have taken me a lot longer to warm to him.
It’s been a while since I read “All the rage” I know he was in that, but my memory of him was kinda fuzzy.
So my main impressions of Smoke as an individual were really all gleaned from here.
That is why as awful as I found that opening scene, it really was needed for me as a sort of barometer for Smoke’s early on overall behaviour.
So Frankie is hiding in plain sight as a Catholic schoolgirl.
Lieing low, but also hiding in fear as she completes what she feels is her calling.
But the thing that she is afraid of is about to catch right up with her.
As the men that are after her father, have got sick of waiting for him to crawl out of the woodwork and have decided to take Frankie as bait.
Either he show’s his face or they are gonna take it out of Frankie’s hide.
Her days are literally numbered.
So when Smoke turns up and kidnaps her right out of school. Frankie posing as schoolgirl Sarah is terrified.
But She’s still going to use every trick in her arsenal to try and escape this situation.
She can’t give him her father and she knows no rescue is on the near horizon for her.
She only has herself and her wits to rely on and with people counting on her, well shes determined to give Smoke the slip.
So this was great reading I really liked both main characters and also the overall dynamic between the two.
Smoke himself was what I would describe as your classic tortured anti-hero, a bad man but with some redeeming qualities.
Though originally here its quite hard to see what these are, you’d need an actual magnifying glass maybe to spot any.
As time goes on he becomes less certain of what he thinks he knows and wants in regards to Frankie.
He can’t help but feel a connection and strong pull towards her and this is the last thing he wants or needs.
Smoke considers himself a bit of a lone wolf but it’s apparent he has more actual link’s than he realises.
Frankie well shes just as bad when it comes to forming connections, she also tries to stave off this inevitable union.
Both running scared in my opinion.
Frankie, well Shes all sorts of feisty, loyal and beautiful and with a moral compass to boot.
What’s not to love.
And When these two eventually give in to there baser needs there definitely going up in smoke.
So this was a total page turner it was action packed, full of intrigue and super scorching when it comes to the temperature.
It would have been a full house for me except for one little detail.
There was a certain incident on Smokes side that I couldn’t overlook and without going into to much detail it pissed me the hell off and I wanted to wallop smoke with my bleeding kindle and then throw every pot, ornament and near handy object at his stupid, thick numbskull head like really really hard, GRRRR!!!!!


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DEEP BREATH!!


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So I removed half a star because I was super annoyed, it would have been one, but I waited a while to write this review and I’ve calmed down a tad now, as long as I don’t think about it to much.
I wouldn’t have been in such a huff had this happened earlier in time, but Feelings were actually occurring so super no no no.
But despite that one instant all else is good in the world.
So give this excellently written book a try it’s a cracker of a read.
I was provided with an ARC of “Up In Smoke” By the author of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.


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Contemporary, Dark, psychological thriller, Reviews, Suspense, Thriller

/ ARC-Book Review/ Three Breaths (The Game of Life #3) / By Belle Brooks /


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🌹ARC-BOOK-REVIEW🌹

Release Date-15th February
Genre-Dark Psychological Thriller
Kindle Edition-107 Pages
Publisher-Obie Books

“The Wolf has played me for a fool.” 

I’ve no clue who is hunting me, but he demands I complete his tests. I fear if I can’t figure out his identity, he’ll kill me just like he said. 

His eyes were blue the last time I looked into them, but now when he glares at me they’re green. Is the Wolf playing dress up? Or are there two monsters who have stolen me? 

“Did you think I’d make this easy for you, Red? Are you ready to play again?” – The Wolf 

I want out of this nightmare, and the only way to do that is to win. 

I need to win. 

Three Breaths (The Game of Life, #3)Three Breaths by Belle Brooks

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟STARS
ARC-BOOK REVIEW
Release Date-15/2/18

Oh, My Bloody God!!!
My heart is still pounding like a jack-hammer this series is turning my hair white through sheer fright.
It Just keeps getting better and better the more I read and Just when I think I might have turned a corner and worked it out, it changes directions on me and leaves my scratching my head in confusion.
So yeh I think its safe to say I haven’t got the bloody foggiest.
I’m not usually into these serial type novella’s but I’ve got to admit this one has me totally hooked.
And when I finish one instalment I’m gagging for the next.
And Three Breaths is certainly action-packed.
And Morgan is definitely not going down without a fight, I was cheering her on near the end of this.
Practically shouting you go, girl, stick him where it hurts.
Three Breaths again switches between Morgan, Reid and the Wolf’s viewpoint so you actually feel fully immersed in the whole story.
Poor Reid’s imaging’s of Morgan’s fate was so visual in their descriptions it sent actual chills down my spine.
The Wolf’s hate and Venom, for whatever reason practically froze my veins with its chilling intensity and poor Morgan’s battle for her existence echoed through every turn of the page.
Though this is short the emotion and feeling packed in this is so immense, I was nervously wringing my hands throughout.
So Four Hearts here I come, this tale is just so addictive I feel like I’m on some awful journey that I need to see through to the bitter end.
I just need poor Red/Morgan to catch a break and outwit the Wolf.
Really can’t wait for the next frightful episode.
I was provided with an ARC of “Three Breaths” (The Game Of Life #3) By the author of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.


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