Category Archives: Contemporary Romance

Doubt (Book 1)

K. A. Hobbs -
Connected Series Book 1

Title:  Doubt (Book 1)

Series:  Connected

Author: K A Hobbs

Release Date:  Out now go get it!

Reviewed by:  Tanya Rae

Stars: 5.0 O’s –  OOOOO’s  O’s for Orgasms

I loved Doubt (Book 1)!  It is a great love story!  I am in love with Doug, Sophie & Abigail!  And, wow the sex between both Doug & Sophie is so HOT!  And, everyone would want a daughter like Abigail she is Doug’s 4 year old daughter from another relationship and Abby’s mother Lauren has died.  Doug finds out about Abigail after her mother has died by Abby’s grandparents.  Abi is such a little personality. Doug really loves Sophie too and you can tell by how he really takes care of Sophie!  This book has brought out the tears but, then that shows it is a good book when it can bring out emotion!  I can’t wait to read the next book in the Connected Series: Assured.

I want to let you all know how gracious K. A. Hobbs was.  I am sometimes computer challenged and I somehow lost the ARC to this book K. A. Hobbs helped this lost girl out…. Thank you so much K. A. Hobbs!


Book Description from Amazon:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sophie and Doug have the perfect life. Both have respectable careers and their relationship is growing stronger every day. With work requiring Doug to travel, they spend many nights apart. Late night calls, feelings of secrets hanging in the air; will their relationship survive a ‘blast from the past’? Hurt, betrayal, love. Will Doug be forced to choose? Can Sophie see past the hurt and give Doug a chance to explain, for her to understand? Is their relationship strong enough to cope with the changes life has in store for them? Will they be able to move forward?

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Filthy Beautiful Forever


 Kendall Ryan
Release date is January 12, 2015

Title: Filthy Beautiful Forever: Book 4

Series: Filthy Beautiful Lies

Author: Kendall Ryan

Release Date:  January 12, 2015

Filthy Beautiful Forever                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SYNOPSIS:
Collins Drake exercises control over all facets of his life. From his business, to satisfying his physical needs … it all happens on his command.

So when a woman shows up at his door and reminds him of a promise they made each other when they were just ten years old, it shouldn’t have the ability to rock his entire world.

Yet it does.

Because Mia Monroe wasn’t just his childhood best friend, she wasn’t just the girl he lost his virginity to and hasn’t seen since, she’s the one exception to his perfect control. And piece by piece, she’s about to tear apart his carefully laid plans.

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About The Author:
Kendall Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance novels, including Hard to Love, Unravel Me, Resisting Her and When I Break.
She’s a sassy, yet polite Midwestern girl with a deep love of books, and a slight addiction to lip gloss. She lives in Minneapolis with her adorable husband and two baby sons, and enjoys hiking, being active, and reading.
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Filthy Beautiful Lies Filthy Beautiful Lies: Book 1


**Warning: this book contains an addictively filthy alpha male who will dampen your panties and own your days and nights. Proceed at your own risk.**

Meet Colton Drake…

I have no idea why she auctioned off her virginity for a cool mill. Regardless, I’m now the proud new owner of a perfectly intact hymen. A lot of good that will do me. I have certain tastes, certain sexual proclivities. My cock is a bit more discriminatory than most. And training a virgin takes finesse and patience – both of which I lack.

Sophie Evans has been backed into a corner. With her sister’s life hanging in the balance, the only choice is to claw her way out, even if that means selling her virginity to the highest bidder at an exclusive erotic club. When Colton Drake takes her home, she quickly learns nothing is as it seems with this beautifully troubled man. Being with him poses challenges she never expected, and pushes her to want things she never anticipated.


A sinfully seductive erotic romance where everything has a price and the cost of love is the highest of all from New York Times & USA Today bestselling author, Kendall Ryan

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Filthy Beautiful Love

Filthy Beautiful Love: Book 2

From New York Times & USA Today bestselling author, Kendall Ryan, comes the third book in the Filthy Beautiful Lies series.
**Warning: this book contains an additively filthy alpha male who will dampen your panties and own your days and nights. Proceed at your own risk.**

I never expected to watch Sophie walk away. She was mine. I would own her. She just didn’t know it yet. New goal: Seal the deal and rock her world so thoroughly she never wanted to leave again.

Highly sexual and emotionally charged, Filthy Beautiful Love is the provocative conclusion to Filthy Beautiful Lies.


Filthy Beautiful Lust
Filthy Beautiful Lust: Book 3

Pace Drake loves sex. He knows where get it, what to say, what to do, and he makes no apologies for satisfying his needs. But when he meets single mom, Kylie Sloan, he’s enthralled by her, and begins to question his standard operating procedure. After all, there’s no chase, no mystery when banging a woman in a nightclub bathroom. Kylie’s depth and determination make the sloppy, drunken hookups that fill his weekends seem empty and shallow. She’s the opposite of the desperate, clingy women he’s used to. She doesn’t want or need anyone to take care of her and that only makes him want to care for her more.

Kylie’s trust in men has vanished. The last guy she was with played ding-dong-ditch-it with her uterus and left her with a baby to raise. Now her infant son is the only man she has time for, even if she misses sex and intimacy more than she’d ever admit. Opening her heart up to a younger man who’s best known for no-strings-attached sex and his casual lifestyle is probably the worst idea she’s ever had. But Pace wants to prove to her there are still a few good guys left, and watching the sweet way he interacts with her baby makes her want to try…but she can really trust that his days of hitting it and quitting it are in his past?

Filthy Beautiful Lust is the third book in the Filthy Beautiful Lies series, however it can be read as a standalone novel (no cliffhanger). To understand the full growth and development of the characters, it is recommended that you begin with book 1, Filthy Beautiful Lies.
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☆Book Review -Locke by Harper Sloan☆


Book: Locke (Corps Security #5)

Author: Harper Sloan

Series: Corps Security

Release Date: Currently out

Genre: Romance/Military/

Contemporary Fiction

Publisher: Harper Sloan

Reviewer: Shannon

Stars (Os): OOOOO (5 O’s)


This is the story of Maddox Locke in the Corps Security series by Harper Sloan. If you have not read this series yet, then crawl out from under the rock you’ve been hiding under and get to reading. You will not be disappointed.

Harper Sloan has written some amazing stories about the Alpha men of Corps Security and the strong women they love, but I must say that Locke is my favorite. I have been looking forward to his story since he was first introduced to us. I found myself reading it slowly…relishing each word and emotion…not wanting the story to end.

I loved the interaction between Locke and Emmy! They both show us that sometimes the things that we consider faults or imperfections in ourselves are what others love the most about us. They see the REAL person inside and that beauty and strength shines through.

Thank you Harper Sloan for another amazing story. This is one of the few series that I will read several times over.



♡Harper is generously  donating a portion of the sales from Locke to the Semper Fi Fund, so buy the book now and show some love to the brave Marines that show us l9ve every day♡


Sunshine in Madrid

Krissy V
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Title: Sunshine in Madrid

Series: Til Death Do Us Part

Author: Krissy V

Release Date: November 7, 2014

Book Description:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                My name is Sunshine and once a year I run Sunshine Tours!
I like to take a break from my life to recharge my batteries you know that feeling when you just need to do something that is totally different to the hum drum of everyday life. My life can be boring, but whenever I get together with my eclectic group of friends my life takes a different track.

Join me on my tour of Madrid. This year is our 10th Anniversary and we intend to make it as good as the first trip we ever made which was to Barcelona. I brought back a souvenir that year that I still treasure.
An anniversary is a time for reflection and I have to do that when my past life catches up with me in the most unusual place. Will I be able to keep my secret? Or is it time for me to grow up and accept some responsibility?

Step aboard the Sunshine tour, take a seat and lose yourself in Sunshine’s world!


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In Sickness and In Health

To Love and to Cherish
To Have and to Hold

For Richer or For Poorer
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Dark Kiss

Amy Lynn Garcia
Series: The Two sides of me Book 1

Title: Dark Kiss
Series: The Two Sides Of Me Book 1
Author: Amy Lynn Garcia
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: Out now go get it!
Reviewer: Tanya Rae
Stars (Os): OOOOO (5.”O’s”) – “O’s” for Orgasms

OMG I have such a book hangover after reading Dark Kiss!   I have a new book boyfriend.  I love both Evan & Mia!  I was hooked from the beginning of this book and didn’t stop until I was finished!  I dragged my Kindle with me everywhere I went and my hubby thought I was nuts because I wouldn’t talk to him while I was reading!  This book will give you happy moments and some sad.  But, then I consider a book that brings out that kind of emotion a VERY good book and for a first book by Amy Lynn Garcia that is awesome.  I can’t wait for the second and may be bugging Amy until book 2 is finished!  There is a cliffhanger so get ready but, so worth it!   As always with my reviews I don’t do a  book description because I take it right off of Amazon or Goodreads.  Warning: There is descriptive sex in this book so if that bothers you, you probably shouldn’t read this book.

Book Description:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Secrets and demons from Evan Lawson’s past pull this strong man to the edge of death where only the whispers of a mysterious voice can penetrate his darkness.
A young woman dedicating her entire life to her career and family comes face to face with a heart stopping magnetic man who has the power to make all of her dreams come true or completely destroy her.

Evan is a self made world renowned restaurant mogul who is cold and distant, pushing anyone attempting to enter his life away with intensity. Until the night he hears Mia Galloway’s soft alluring voice calling to him through the murky waters of his unconsciousness.

Love is a foreign notion that neither Mia nor Evan had ever planned on, in fact both had sworn it off entirely. After going through a horrifying kidnapping at the age of 19 Mia made a conscious decision to never get involved with a man….ever. She has dedicated her life to healing others and loving her family and friends. Evan and his demons from the past have shaped him into the dominant, controlling cruel man he is today. The scars from his childhood run deep and the memories of a tormented mother and a father in denial of his wife’s illness bind him emotionally and make him believe he is incapable of love.
Evan and Mia are thrown together in the ICU after he drives his car over the edge of a bridge, killing his passenger immediately. Evan was rushed to a private Seattle hospital where Mia is his nurse. She works at drawing him from his coma but has no idea who she is actually summoning. The man who went over the bridge in that car, the man known to his family and co-workers as “The Beast” teeters on the brink of death, ready and willing to make his way to hell. But when he feels the magnetic pull of Mia’s presence, hears her luring whispers, feels the electric voltage of her touch on his skin…..he knows….he’s not going anywhere…..not until he can see the face that belongs to his savior’s voice…..


One Night: Promised

Jodi Ellen Malpas
Adult Contemporary Romance

Title: One Night: Promised

Series: One Night Trilogy

Author: Jodi Ellen Malpas

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Reviewer: Tricia Reads

Release Date: August 5, 2014

One Night: Promised is a new trilogy about Livy and M. Livy and M meet at her job as a Barista where their attraction to each other is instant and undeniable. M tries to stay away from her as she is too sweet but fate has other plans as their paths continue to cross. Not being able to stay away from her, M asks her for 24 hours where he can worship her in every way. When they are not fighting, Livy and M’s interactions are scorching.

Livy opens up and reveals painful secrets about her past but M remains a closed book, which causes problems between the two. There is a lot of angst throughout the book but supporting characters like Nan, George, and Gregory bring a humour and lightness to the story.

The reader needs to pay attention while reading to get the subtle clues that if picked up on will make the twists to the plot not quite so shocking. The book ends in a huge cliffhanger that will make waiting for the next book in the series painful. This book has left me with one heck of a book hangover and I will be waiting for the continuation of the story with One Night Denied coming out November 11.

Book Description from Amazon:

Livy notices him the moment he walks into the coffee shop. He’s heart-stoppingly stunning, with a blue-eyed gaze so piercing she’s almost too distracted to take his order. When he walks out the door, she thinks she’ll never see him again. Then she finds the note he left on his napkin . . . signed M.

All he wants is one night to worship her. No feelings, no commitment, nothing but pleasure. Every defense mechanism Livy has adopted during her solitary life is at risk of being obliterated by this confounding man. He’s obnoxious but well-mannered. He’s a gentleman but aloof. He’s passionate but emotionless. Yet the fascination is so powerful, Livy can’t deny him . . . or herself.

M awakens something in Livy, something deep and addictive that she never knew existed-and that she fears only he can satisfy. But she senses that behind the fast cars, fancy suits, and posh apartment, he’s aching inside. To have him, body and soul, she’ll have to brave his dark secrets. Delving into his world and breaking down his defenses become her obsession-an obsession that could shatter her heart beyond repair . .



°°Book Review -Heavy by JC Mells°°


Book: Heavy

Author: J.C. Mells

Genre: Contemporary Romance, NA

Reviewer : Nikki K

Stars ( Os ): OOOO

California dancing alone in a rockstar`s hotel room may have been the best performance of her life! Her audience of one, Thach the hot tattoo artist, is very appreciative of her show.

Growing up the daughter of a world famous Actor, Cali led a privledged life. She was used to seeing her life on display in the Hollywood press, her every stumble, foible and bad idea plastered all over the tabloids. She is also a target of exploitation by those she trusts and loves. As her model perfect stepsister`s “wingman”, Cali makes some seriously bad choices when it comes to men. Dealing with the affter affects of her botched kidnapping and her own poor decisions eventually lead her to internalizing her pain. Cali turns to bulimia and drugs to cope with her fear and self loathing.

Thatch is THE tattoo artist to the rockers and becoming well known and in demand for his ink. But Thatch has a private life and he struggles to keep himself and his family on the straight and narrow. There is no room in his world for the devistation that comes with drugs and partying hard.

What happens when Thatch first sees Cali is explosive. Their intense desire for one another is palpable. Just a look from Cali has Thatch aching to take himself in hand and release his tensions. Cali instantly knows Thatch will be her reason to move forward, to get her s*it together and grow up. The only problem is, Thatch has no place in his life for the demons that haunt Cali.

Once Cali finds her way into Tatches life, she makes herself indispensible. Now it`s Cali that holds Thatches whole world in her hands. Can she do it, can she live up to his lofty expectations?

J.C.Mells has done a great job of infusing love and hot sex with heart ache and pain. I only wish the Details of the botched kidnappng were a little more seedy. If you`re looking for a “pick yourself up by your boot straps heroine”, you`ll find her in Cali.

***I received an ARC of HEAVY from the author.


Cover Reveal: Slippery Slope by Iyana Jenna

Iyana Jenna
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance

Cover Reveal: Slippery Slope by Iyana Jenna                                                                                                                                                      Releases: from JMS Books – November 2, 2014
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Length: 20K

Slippery Slope by Iyana Jenna Book Description:
Actors Ethan Grey and Alex Haynes were gay but in Hollywood they couldn’t be that open unless one, they were willing to be typecast as gay guys in their future movies or two, their boyfriend was a prominent producer. Since neither Ethan nor Alex was willing to or had a producer boyfriend, they took another path, hid their relationship and had a pretend girlfriend.
What they did might work for Ethan but not Alex. He screwed up big time to the point of losing his job and the chance to get another in his own country. His manager finally found him a job across the pond where he met Nathan Wells.
Nathan Wells could be the prominent producer Alex Haynes needed to further his career despite being an openly gay actor. Wells was gay himself but there was something Alex didn’t realize about him. Wells was obsessed with him and would do anything to keep Alex from getting away from him.
Nathan might want Alex for himself, but had the love story between Alex and Ethan really ended or would Ethan finally find a way to get to his boyfriend?

The last episodes of a season were always crucial, and so intense they often extended the shoot just to maintain the momentum. It was almost two in the morning and Alex had to struggle to keep his eyes open or he’d easily slip asleep as the next shoot was on a bed.
Alex eyed the one holding him by the throat and sudden weariness overwhelmed him. These long hours, the disagreement between him and Ethan, and this—this bloodthirsty evil that was all over him—it was all too much.
“Get off me,” he hissed, sounding so much in character that other people didn’t have the slightest idea he wasn’t acting at all.
The bad guy laughed, sounding pleased with himself, and tightened his fingers around the column of Alex’s neck.
“Nothing you can do now, hmm?”
Alex glanced briefly to the side of the bed where Ethan was, shivers running down his spine, watching Ethan being held down, too. He couldn’t tell what the shivers were about, though. He grunted when the man jerked him back to face him.
“Your partner can’t help you. He wouldn’t even if he could.”
“What?” he squeaked.
A moment later the throttling vanished and Alex felt the wire connected to the leather harness under his boxers jolt and tug him up. This was the moment when in a couple of minutes he’d be dragged up along the wall and stretched out against it, acting as if he’d been crucified, arms spread out and chest bare. Alex felt like a side of beef strung up in a butcher’s freezer but this was worse because so many people were staring at him. Ethan, too, for sure. And suddenly he couldn’t breathe. He began to hyperventilate and his own hands closed around his neck now, clawing, scratching, fighting for air.
“Cut, cut!”
Alex could recognize Ethan’s panicked voice amidst the fog surrounding him.
“Alex, Alex, talk to me, man.”
He blinked–never felt himself being lowered back down to the bed.
“Alex.” Light slaps jarred him more awake and suddenly all he could see was Ethan.
“Leave me alone,” Alex scrambled up, shrugging a hand off his shoulder.
“Alex, are you okay?” The director of the episode strode toward him. Worry cut deep creases in his face.
“Yeah, I’m fine.” Alex rubbed a hand over his face. “I guess I’m just exhausted. Sorry. Can we try again?”
“Nonsense.” The director turned to the crew. “That’s a wrap for tonight. We start again tomorrow night.”
Alex smacked his lips together. He couldn’t believe how relieved he was to be able to scram away from this place. And from Ethan.
Alex didn’t say anything during their ride home, he didn’t even say goodbye to Ethan when they reached his apartment and he hopped out of the van. All he wanted was sleep.

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