Displaying items by tag: weekly reads
“The Couple Who Fooled the World” by Maisey Yates (ebook, review copy)
This Harlequin Presents book will be out on July 1st. The story is very angsty. The hero and heroine are business rivals that masquerade as a couple to get a business contract – and get more than they bargained for. This story was very different, and I loved it.
“The Mistress” by Tiffany Reisz (ebook, review copy, NetGalley)
The next installment in Reisz’s Original Sinners series will be out at the end of July. But, Reisz knocked this one, which ends a series arc, out of the park – possibly all the way to Uranus.
“Complete Me” by J. Kenner (ebook, review copy, NetGalley)
The last book in this trilogy by Kenner is out at the end of July. I did enjoy this one, but still think this romance could’ve been told in one book.
“Soul Stripper” by Katana Collins (ebook, review copy, NetGalley)
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“Kiss of Snow” by Nalini Singh (ebook, re-read)
“This is Who I Am” by Cherise Sinclair (ebook)
This erotic romance featuring Sam the sadist and Lynda the masochist was difficult for me to read. Lynda was once kidnapped by human traffickers and treated as a sex slave. She is having trouble readjusting to life and is afraid to accept her kinky desires. I think the story is well written – and I felt that the Sam and Lynda’s happily ever after was well done. This is one of those stories that is not easy to get out of one’s head.
“Tempted into Danger” by Melissa Cutler (review copy)
Review to come. This is a romantic suspense story where the hero rescues the heroine and they trek through the jungle.
“Needing Nita” by Norah Wilson (ebook)
This is an erotic novella about an attorney who gives into her desire for a sexy cop only after she thinks she might have a brain tumor. I enjoyed this one.
“Her Master’s Kiss” by Vivien Sparxx (ebook)
This one isn’t my thing. It is the story of a woman who wants to be trained to be a slave – and she and her master find much more. The master/slave relationship portrayed here is rather harsh and missing the emotional connection that I need to believe in the relationship.
“Indulging the Professor” by Ella Jade (ebook)
This is a good, short story about a professor and his student who plan a getaway to begin their relationship after she graduates. This was a fun and sexy story.
“Fire Inside” by Kristen Ashley (ebook, review copy, NetGalley)
Review to come, but Lanie and Hop’s story is now one of my favorite Kristen Ashley books!
“A Virgin for Two Brothers” by Jenika Snow (ebook)
This is a futuristic book featuring a heroine who puts herself into a virgin auction in order to get money to help her family. She is purchased by two men. I enjoyed this one, but felt it was too short for the price. I much prefer longer stories.
“A Hot Mess” by Christy Gissendaner (ebook)
I enjoyed this story about a woman who is dumped by her fiancé in Vegas. She calls her old friend Dylan to come rescue her – and their relationship takes a new turn.
“The Submissive” by Tara Sue Me (review copy)
I’m pondering this one. I don’t think it was my favorite story. I had a hard time warming up to the hero. I felt he was rather removed and somewhat unfeeling. However, I was caught up in the story enough that I think I will have to read the next two stories in the trilogy.
“His Risk to Take” by Tessa Bailey (ebook, review copy, NetGalley)
A review of this title, out on May 13, will be coming. However, Tessa Bailey is the most recent author added to my “Must Buy” list. She has a knack for writing heroes who are very dirty talkers.
“Take Me, Break Me” by Cari Silverwood (ebook)
This book is a tough one to read. It features a heroine who asks her current friend Klaus (and former lover) to fulfill her capture fantasy and keep her captive for a month. It begins as a fantasy that Jodie constructs and controls. However when she tells Klaus that he is too nice to make the fantasy work, things change. Klaus discovers a brutal and sadistic side. This book is a serious mindfuck – mostly for Klaus who has difficulty dealing with what he learns about himself. I think the story is very well written. It is also a story that I can’t quite get out of my head.
“Bound by Pleasure” by Morticia Knight (ebook)
Um, this one was not my thing. It is much more pornographic than romantic.
“Her Twin Wilde Cowboy Masters” by Chloe Lang (ebook)
Brothers sharing a woman is such an odd thing. I find it creepy, yet I can’t stop reading about it. I bought this one expecting it to be a crack read to help get me out of a reading slump, and boy did it live up to my expectations.
“Seven Night Stand” by Nicole Helm (ebook, review copy)
Review to come.
“Forged in Steele” by Maya Banks (ebook, review copy)
This one isn’t out until the end of June.
“Play With Me” by Alisha Rai (ebook) Buy from Amazon
This erotic novella features a reunion between high school sweethearts. This one is hot and steamy and had the most fascinating use of a pen that I’ve ever read. This isn’t a serial, but seems to be a series about the same couple. I’m looking forward to seeing what happens to Wyatt and Tatiana next.
“The Devil’s Due” by Lora Leigh in “Enthralled” anthology (review copy) Buy from Amazon
This book came in the mail on Monday, and after the bombings at the Boston Marathon, I needed a distraction. Counting spurts in the latest Lora Leigh book seemed like it would be a great distraction. It really was, although I didn’t know it would be the last book I read this week. By the way, this 112 page novella had nine spurts, all love spurts. So, Devil Black rates high on the spurt scale. This one isn't out until July 2, 2013.
“Mr. Insatiable” by Serenity Woods (ebook) Buy from Amazon
Okay, infertility plots in romance are generally triggers for me that often cause me to lose my mind (and yes, I would’ve avoided this one had I known it involved infertility in any way). The heroine of this one was raped as a teenager and caught an STD as a result. Doctors told her that she would likely never conceive. Nobody but her parents, her brother and her parents’ best friends knew about the doctor’s prediction. Now, she and the hero get together (he is her brother’s best friend and son of aforementioned BFFs of her parents) and have amazing sex. They start a relationship, but hero’s father warns his son that she is “damaged goods.” Seriously, damaged goods. Keep in mind that hero is adopted and happy in his life. However, his father knows how important it is to hero to have how own, biological children. After all of this angst over the possibility of infertility, I bet you can guess how this one magically ends. This one made me violently angry. I do want to add, however, that I did like the hero and the heroine and would have really enjoyed this book if the infertility part were removed. Sadly, the "damaged goods" thing will always be what I remember about this one.
“Unforgiven” by Anne Calhoun (review copy) Buy from Amazon
A review will be published closer to this one’s June 2013 release date. However, I enjoyed this book quite a bit – very angsty.
“The Taming of Ryder Cavanaugh” by Stephanie Laurens (ebook, review copy, edelweiss) Buy from Amazon
A review will be published closer to this one’s June 2013 release date. I will say that I enjoyed this one much more than “And Then She Fell.”
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