BOOK REVIEW: Animal by Jenika Snow

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Title: Animal
Author: Jenika Snow
Publication: August 22nd 2017
Pages: 80
Synopsis:

Being bad never felt so good.

RYE

I’d been called bad, dangerous … a criminal. And I didn’t deny it. Everyone knew it, especially the one woman I wanted but couldn’t have.

I should’ve stayed away, should’ve left her alone. Jessa was the daughter of my business partner, too young for me, too innocent.

But I wanted her in the worst of ways, and no amount of self-control could keep me from her.

I wanted to claim every part of her, make her know what it was like to have a real man between her thighs.

And I’d have her.

JESSA

He was older than me, dangerous, masculine in the best of ways. I saw the way he watched me, the looks he gave me when he thought I wasn’t paying attention.
Rye wanted me, even if he’d never do anything about it.

I was just the virgin daughter of his business partner, not someone he’d ever get involved with. But that didn’t stop me from lusting after him, from picturing his big body over mine, his hands touching me until I cried out for more.

But I was tired of waiting. I would make the first move, and damn the consequences.
Warning: The hero of this story might seem like the “bad guy,” but no fears because it’s a safe read, there isn’t any OW drama, and he only has eyes for one woman. It’s a hot and dirty story, short and to the point, and exactly what you’ve come to expect in the Real Man series.

MY RATING: 4/5 STARS

I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I’ve been a fan of Jenika Snow’s work and especially Real Man series since the beginning of last year. They’re a fantastic series featuring short novellas filled with bad ass heroes and heroines that you can definitely relate to.

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BLOG TOUR: Toying with Her by Prescott Lane

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Toying with Her by Prescott Lane
Release Date: August 17th
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Toying with Her, an all-new standalone from Prescott Lane is available NOW!!!

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No one said finding love was easy, but when you invented the world’s best selling vibrator, it’s near impossible. Yep, that’s right. That little toy hidden in your bedside table is my brain child. It’s aptly named Woman on Top. And you know what they say . . . it’s lonely at the top.

So I’m headed home to my Southern roots. It’s supposed to be an extended Summer vacation — nothing more. But Rorke Weston has other plans for me. Plans that not only involve me being on top, but also underneath him.

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BOOK REVIEW: Her Fake Engagement by Gigi Garrett

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Title: Her Fake Engagement
Author: Gigi Garett
Publication: August 29th 2014
Pages: Unknown
Synopsis:

No artists, no smokers, no men with beards… Manhattan real estate broker Lottie Langerman feels confident that if she follows her long list of dating rules, she’ll meet The One and her life will unfold exactly as planned. Everything changes when her best friend decides to throw a fake bachelorette party—just to see what all the fuss is about—and Lottie reluctantly agrees to play the role of bride-to-be for a night.

Faking an engagement turns out to be more fun—and trouble—than Lottie could have imagined. Not only does her dream man think she’s taken, but Lottie keeps running into bearded Brooklyn jewelry designer Tyler, who breaks every single one of her rules…yet manages to get under her skin like no one else. Soon, Lottie finds herself at a crossroads where she must decide: Play it safe—or ditch the rules and follow her heart?

A HeroesandHeartbreakers.com Original Novella!

MY RATING: 2/5 STARS

I was provided an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I really wanted to like this book. I requested it on Netgalley thinking it’ll be my next favourite read because look at the cover, the synopsis, and the everything. It’s exactly what I read and what I go for but for some reason, Her Fake Engagement by Gigi Garrett did not captivate my attention enough to keep reading.

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BOOK REVIEW: Reasonable Doubt( Volume 3) by Whitney G

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Title: Reasonable Doubt
Author: Whitney G
Publication: August 25th 2014
Pages: 183
Synopsis:

I hate him…

I hate that I fell in love with him, I hate that he didn’t love me back, and I hate the fact that I just made a life-altering decision just so I could get the hell away from him.

He’d always said that he was unchangeable, heartless, and cold…

I really should’ve believed him…

MY RATING: 2/5 STARS

I have read the whole series before I reviewed this book.

We’re finally here folks. We finally made it to the finish line.

First off, let’s discuss how this book is longer than the first two by at least 100 pages. 100 pages can do a lot for a book. Like a lot of redeeming qualities so I was happy and hesitant to start reading the last volume in Andrew and Aubrey’s relationship.

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BOOK REVIEW: Reasonable Doubt (Volume 1) by Whitney G

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Title: Reasonable Doubt
Author: Whitney G
Publication:March 31st 2014
Pages: 78
Synopsis:

My cock has an appetite.

huge and very particular appetite: Blonde, curvy, and preferably not a fucking liar… (Although, that’s a story for another day.)

As a high profile lawyer, I don’t have time to waste on relationships, so I fulfill my needs by anonymously chatting and sleeping with women I meet online.

My rules are simple: One dinner. One night. No repeats.

This is only casual sex. Nothing more. Nothing less.

At least it was , until “Alyssa”…

She was supposed to be a 27 year old lawyer, a book hoarder, and completely unattractive. She was supposed to be someone I shared law advice with late at night, someone I could trust with details of my weekly escapades.

But then she came into my firm for an interview—a college-intern interview, and everything fucking changed…

MY RATING: 2.75 / 5 STARS

I have read the entire series before I reviewed this book.

Where do I begin? Where do I seriously begin to explain my weird-ass rating for this book.

Okay, let’s start with the premise that this story is only 78 pages long so already I’m not expecting a whole lot from it. I figured, I’ll get some quick sex and then obviously, I get a big ass cliff hanger towards the end to make me want to read the second one. Well, I wasn’t wrong. I did get some sex. Sort of. And I did get a big ass cliff hanger that made me slightly annoyed because it was not set up at all and came out of nowhere.

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BOOK REVIEW: A Convenient Bride for the Solider by Christine Merrill

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Title: A Convenient Bride for the Solider
Author: Christine Merrill
Publication: August 22nd  2017
Pages: 288
Synopsis:

Bought for Ten Thousand Pounds! 

Ex-soldier Frederick Challenger may own a share of London’s most secret gentlemen’s club, but he has long since stopped sampling its delights…until a beautiful woman auctions her innocence.

Georgiana Knight’s plan had been to lure in a villain, but instead she’s trapped the devil himself. And now, to protect her reputation, she must marry him! But if Frederick has hopes of taming this temptress, he’ll have to think again…

The Society of Wicked Gentlemen The hour is late and the stakes are high

MY RATING: 4/5 STARS

An Arc was provided in exchange for an honest review.

It’s been a long time since I read a historical romance novel but when I A Convenient Bride for a Solider was up for request, I knew I would regret it if I didn’t at least try to get back into the wonderful genre. I’m a mood reader so if I’m not in the mood, I lose focus very easily and I feel like I’m forcing myself to read the particular novel.

However, I found myself easily getting into this story and following Fred and Georgiana’s love-hate romance. Fred is an uptight solider that has no time for rambunctious girls who don’t care about their reputations. Georgiana is a fiery spirit, feeling oppressed for the majority of her life, and seeks excitement without scrutiny from the public eye. So when Fred saves Georgiana from being married off to scum, they both agree to marry and live separate lives.

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BOOK REVIEW: Romancing the Wallflower by Michelle Major

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Title: Romancing the Wallflower
Author: Michelle Major
Publication: August 22nd 2017
Pages: 224
Synopsis:

“I’d like to have an affair with you.” 

Dedicated kindergarten teacher Erin MacDonald isn’t the type to make the first move on a man—especially gorgeous David McCay, her secret crush. But when a crisis involving one of her pupils offers a chance to help the pro baseballer turned local brewery owner, Erin goes way out of her comfort zone. So way out she makes a shocking suggestion!

David moved to the Colorado mountain town to look after his sister and her son. Now he’s a stand-in parent to his nephew, trying to fight his attraction to Erin…who just propositioned him. David is nobody’s hero. So why can’t he convince the sweet, kindhearted beauty that she deserves better than him? Is it because they’re the perfect imperfect match?

MY RATING: 5/5 STARS

An arc was given to me in exchange for an honest review.

GUYS. WHERE DO I START WITH HOW AMAZING THIS BOOK WAS? I CAN’T EVEN CONTAIN MY JOY AFTER READING THIS ONE.

It’s been so long since I’ve read a “perfect” harlequin novel and I’m super surprised that I did enjoy this more than I thought I would simply because Harlequin Special Editions isn’t what I typically lean towards.

Without further rambling, let’s discuss Romancing the Wallflower. Our resident heroine, Erin is a bookish kindergarten teacher that doesn’t see the true value in herself. Her entire life, she has been told she was average and not extraordinary like what David makes her feel or what he literally tells her. She has trouble with having attention put on her as well as having trouble in believing in herself that she can achieve much more. Throughout the book, we see the character development of Erin. She takes back pieces of her life that was lost because of low self-esteem bit by bit and for that, I am grateful she exists in books. I related a lot to Erin.

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BOOK REVIEW: Tempted by the Bridesmaid by Annie O’Neil

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Title: Tempted by the Bridesmaid
Author: Annie O’Neil
Publication: August 1st 2017
Pages: 256
Synopsis:

A woman to unlock his heart?

The last time brooding Italian surgeon Luca Montovano saw bubbly heiress Francesca Martinelli was at his best friend’s failed wedding. Sparks flew then, and now she’s made a surprise appearance at his mountaintop clinic, bringing a much-needed whirlwind of laughter! Aristocratic Luca just wants to be left alone to care for his orphaned niece. The scars on his face reach right to his heart, and he’s learned to push people away. Until Fran forces him to see the world through her eyes!

MY RATING: 4.5/5 STARS

I received an arc in exchange for an honest review.

I have to admit that when I first started reading this book, I had my doubts. I worried about if I would have interest in the characters simply because I’m not really used to reading Harlequin Medical stories but really, this one did a fantastic job at telling me I am wrong about them and I should read more from this line.

I absolutely loved the relationship between Luca and Fran. They had this spicy love-hate relationship going on where Luca was telling Fran all the time that they will never, ever, ever be friends, much less than anything else. And Fran being like, okay. I don’t care. Whatever. I just want to treat patients with dogs and my amazing physiotherapy sessions.

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BOOK REVIEW: Toying with Her by Prescott Lane

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Title: Toying with Her
Author: Prescott Lane
Publication: August 17th 2017
Pages: 260
Synopsis:

No one said finding love was easy, but when you invented the world’s bestselling vibrator, it’s near impossible. Yep, that’s right. That little toy hidden in your bedside table is my brain child. It’s aptly named Woman on Top. And you know what they say . . . it’s lonely at the top.

So I’m headed home to my Southern roots. It’s supposed to be an extended Summer vacation — nothing more. But Rorke Weston has other plans for me. Plans that not only involve me being on top, but also underneath him.

It’s been said you never forget your first. For me, that’s definitely true. No night has ever lived up to the one I spent with Rorke.

He’s turned into quite a man. Tan from the Southern sun, and stubborn as the day is long. And there’s nothing sweeter than the swipe of his tongue.

Rorke wants his chance.  The one we never had.  But that was a long time ago.  When I still believed in Prince Charming and Happily Ever Afters.  Even ten years later, I feel a pull.  And it’s not simply Rorke yanking down my panties.

Do second chances really happen?  Or is my heart simply toying with me?

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MY RATING: 4/5 STARS

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Toying with Her by Prescott Lane tells the story of second chance love between Sterling and Rorke. After losing their virginity together in a barn during their lust filled teenage years, they both go their separate ways, missing the opportunity to declare their feelings to each other. Fast forward a couple of years and Sterling returns back home to a small conservative town that doesn’t want anything to do with her and her new sex toy invention.

This was my first Prescott Lane book and I found it simply refreshing to read. The writing style was easy to get into, filled with short sentences, dialogues, and short descriptions of the past, allowing readers to be caught up. I also really enjoyed the intricate plot and the constant moral battles both characters suffer.

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BOOK REVIEW: Auctioned to the Billionaire by Kira Bloom

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Title: Auctioned to the Billionare
Author: Kira Bloom
Publication: August 22nd 2017
Pages: 130
Synopsis:

Felicity
I’ve got one month to come up with enough to help my impulsive father pay off his debt to the Cades.
Twenty thousand dollars in thirty days.
My roommate has a plan—scratch that, she’s already followed through with her plan.
Auction off my V-card.
It’s a tale as old as time, but there’s just one problem: Jackson Cade just placed the winning bid … of 200,000 dollars.
And there are no refunds.

Jackson
The moment I saw her on that site, she was mine.
The second she laid eyes on me and realized who I was, she hated me.
Felicity should thank me—I’ve just settled her father’s debt and fucked myself ten times over because I want her.
She claims she’ll never sell out.
She already has.
She asks why I’d pay so much, but it’s fucking obvious.
I wanted to be her first.
She just doesn’t realize I’ll be her last.

MY RATING: 5/5 STARS

I received an ARC from the authors in exchange for an honest review.

I want to start off this review by stating that it’s been a long ass time since I read a book that was 5 out of 5 stars and I’m so thankful, Kira Bloom contacted me last night and asked if I wanted to review their new release, Auctioned to the Billionaire.

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