Recent Reviews

Review: One Wild Night by A.L. Jackson & Rebecca Shea. (4/18/2018)

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Awwww! Super short and sweet novella. Hollywood heart throb meets kindergarten school teacher. Living in LA, Kylee knows all about the glam and glitz of Hollywood and it is all a different world for her. Kaylee’s best friend happens to be the daughter of a producer so when she was invited to attend a movie premier she was reluctant to go. What she did not expect was to run straight into the muscle of the hottest man alive, Paxton. The chemistry is instant –they could not keep their eyes or hands off of each other. After a night of flirting Kaylee ended up in Paxton’s bed. The next morning, she braved the walk of shame and was caught by the paparazzi. I kind of adore Paxton. After all hell broke loose, Paxton immediately went to Kaylee to check on her and then whisked her far away to escape all the chaos. Can a famous movie heart throb fall in love with a kindergarten school teacher or are their lives too vastly different?

I enjoyed the sexy, passionate, insta-attraction between Kaylee and Paxton. I thought the story paced nicely. The collaboration in writing is seamless. A bit of drama with Paxton’s assistant – I just want to punch her in the face. I was a bit frustrated that Paxton did not do something sooner. Over all, One Wild Night was a fun, super-hot, and entertaining read.

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Review: One Good Man by Emma Scott. (4/18/2018)
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Beautiful, heartfelt love story ❤ …

“Sometimes it’s the smaller stories that have the greatest impact.”

LOVE LOVE LOVE this little treat from Emma Scott. Good things do come in small packages – One Good Man is full of heart and feels.

Janey is a journalist student who writes mostly about university men’s sports teams and she is sick of it. Her passion is beyond sweaty men and their muscles. She wants to be taken seriously and perhaps write important stories that make a difference in the world. She ventures out to take pictures during a protest. During a mix of chaos, she is caught and thrown into jail. This is the last draw for Janey’s father. He sends her to Paris to finish her schooling away from all the riots and mayhem. Janey is hoping for a new start with the journalism department at Sorbonne. Unfortunately, her first assignment is yet another story on a sports star. Adrien Rousseau is the best center forward football star that Paris has seen in generations with high hopes of turning pro. Janey knows all too well about hot jocks and their big egos. She is not thrilled but accepts the assignment hoping to prove herself. What Janey does not expect is falling for the charming man she thought she despised.

“I wasn’t in love with her, but in that moment, I knew someday I would be.”

Well ladies, Adrien surprised the heck out of me. I adore this hero – talented, good looking, famous with the gals but he has layers … not a typical cocky jock guys! Adrien has a good soul, sweet, and kind. Besides playing football, he is also a second-year medical student but turning pro he would have to quit medical school. Adrien carries a weight on his shoulders, harboring some deep secrets. He struggles with making the right decisions for himself and his family. What will he choose?

“No beauty shines brighter than that of a good heart.”

One of Good Man is a novella, a short read but packed with feels and amazing chemistry. I don’t even categorize this as a sport romance. Yes, Adrien happens to play football but there is so much more to this story. Beautiful, heartfelt, romantic and as usual fantastic writing!!!

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Review: Come As You Are by Lauren Blakely. (4/15/2018)

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4.5 Naughty Stars 🙂

“I’m so fucking happy. 

I’m so incredibly turned on.

And I’m deep in filthy, beautiful love with her.”

Charming standalone romance, high-tech nerd/ CEO meet newly single/ ready to mingle Sabrina.  I really adore both hero and heroine in this book.  Flynn is brilliant, successful, rich, commanding CEO in the boardroom but outside of the work the guy is totally swoony – sweet, charming, sexy, carefree, love quoting historical romance – an old soul.  Flynn’s only flaw is that he has a tough time trusting people, borderline on the paranoid side J.  Men are cornered him to pitch business ideas and women are after for money.  Flynn dated many women but yet to find real love.

Sabrina is a complete opposite of what Flynn is used too.  She is not interested in his business or money which is a breath of fresh air.  Sabrina is a bit jaded with men at the moment but she is done with being lonely and sad.  Sabrina is looking for some fun and that’s exactly what she got when she met the mysterious, handsome man at the Masquerade party – dancing, grinding, hot and passionate against the wall sex.  Sabrina’s fairytale ended that night.  She left her prince charming behind.  The very next day things got a whole lot complicated when Sabrina found out her subject of affection is actually the CEO (yes, the one she knew intimately) she supposed interview for her job.

Come as You Are is yet another sweet, fun, lighthearted romantic read from Lauren Blakely.  I love all the flirty banters, undeniable chemistry, passion, the interviews/non-dates where two people hand-in-hand exploring beautiful places in New York – it is all very romantic.  Will Sabrina’s opinion of the CEO versus the man she is falling in love with be different when it comes to writing her article?

Another fun, swoony, sexy romance … yum! Loved it! ❤

 

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Review: The Real by Kate Stewart. (4/13/2018)

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THE REAL by KATE STEWART ~ 6 STARS

“It was his name that wrote itself across by heart; it was his eyes that spoke to my soul.”

Is it possible to love the book even harder the second time around? HELL YES!!!!  Kate Stewart blew it out of the park with this one.  Truly magnificent.  The Real is phenomenal, unique, unforgettable, and well… REAL.

This author continues to blow my mind with every book that comes out.  She is such a versatile and unique writer – you never know what you are going to get.  Lucky for me, I really get her – her words, her thoughts, and her stories cut me deep every time.   Honestly, rating a book is very simple for me.  There are 2 categories: books that are fun, romantic, sexy, and entertaining.  And then there are books that have all that, plus the WOW factor.  Those are the stories that leave a mark, stories that contribute to my life lessons, stories that have deep meaning, pushing the limits and sometimes controversial.  Love it or hate it.  One thing is certain – these authors are phenomenal and Kate Stewart is among them.

“Love by its definition is a lie, its true definition is work and a fuck lot of it.  It also means so much more than that one syllable.  It’s a one-word representation of everything that can make or break a person.  Love is only meant for the brave.”

I was thinking just the other day I was so sad of the lack of romance these days, where people favor instant gratification and sex, especially with the easy access to tinder.com or match.com.  I feel like I am old school and cannot relate to what the younger generation is doing – meet, hook up, and move along.  So, the Real is a breath of fresh air for me – it brings back the simple dates, the wooing, the chasing, the romance.  Abbie and Cameron met at a coffee shop and their relationship started with a Mac airdrop conversation (totally original idea).  They talked.  They got to know each other.  They went on dates, fell in love, and the physical part started later.   Abbie is beautiful, sweet, quirky, and a bit weird (with her obsession in serial killers 😊).  She is honest with a no bullshit attitude, albeit a bit cynical and jaded.  She learned the hard way with a douche bag ex but I am so freaking glad the author made her a strong heroine.  She is successful and independent – I think young girls these days need strong women role models and I can see it in Abbie in spades.

“The only thing that could trump you today, Abbie, is you tomorrow.  And I don’t want to be without you tomorrow.”

Cameron is just SWOONS.  Everything you ever appreciate in a hero – the King of Woo.  He is patient, kind, caring, thoughtful, and easy on the eyes J — just beautiful inside and out.  I think Cameron and Abbie bring out the best in each other.  I feel they are soul mates from the very start.  They are the living proof that romance isn’t dead and true love exists.  The kind of love that is unconditional and absolute.

Of course, every relationship goes through hills and valleys.  I was blown away by a big twist to the plot.  Completely took my breath away but that’s just Kate.  She has a power of render you speechless and keep you glued to the story.  My heart was dying … but there was an important message conveyed and it definitely worth the attention.  In the end, no one is perfect and everything in life is NOT so back and white.  Trust me!!! You must read the story to understand its entirety.

“I’m still three, where we were.  You’re in my veins, Abbie.  You should know that.  I’ll never stop loving you.”

“Look at me.  This is me at my worst.  Please don’t do this to us.”

“I didn’t do this.”

“You’re right.  I did.  Love me anyway.”

I love that this story got all the feels – funny, sweet, emotional, plenty of angst, sexual tension, passionate sex scenes and intense romance.  I was crying buckets with the visit to mom’s grave scene – shit! The author slayed me there!  That is another thing I love about this book – the close relationships both Abbie and Cameron have for their families and friends (someone you completely love and trust) – that is a rarity these days.  There are a lot of light-hearted moments and hilarious banters between Abbie and Cameron.  The epilogue is just PERFECT – left a permanent smile on my face.  I couldn’t ask for a better ending.

“But just so you know, you and me, we are absolute.”

This story really moved me and I am certain others too.  I am a huge fan of Kate Stewart from the beginning.  She continues to evolve as an author.  She takes risks with her stories and the Real just upped the bar – emotionally charged, passionate, heartfelt … a beautiful love story.  The writing is seamless, magnificent and music to my ears!

Love is for the brave, right? Well Kate, you are brave my friend!

 

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Review: The Pecker Briefs by Sawyer Bennett. (4/8/2018)

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Review Blitz: REBEL HEIR by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward. (4/8/2018)

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How to kick off a great summer in the Hamptons:

Snag a gorgeous rental on the beach. Check.

Get a job at a trendy summer haunt. Check.

How to screw up a great summer in the Hamptons:

Fall for the one guy with a dark leather jacket, scruff on his face, and intense eyes that doesn’t fit in with the rest of the tony looking crowd.  A guy you can’t have when you’ll be leaving at the end of the season.

Check. Check. Check.

I should add—especially when the guy is your sexy, tattooed God of a boss.

Especially when he not only owns your place of employment but inherited half of the town.

Especially when he’s mean to you.

Or so I thought.

Until one night when he demanded I get in his car so he could drive me home because he didn’t want me walking in the dark.

That was sort of how it all started with Rush.

And then little by little, some of the walls of this hardass man started to come down.

I never expected that the two of us, seemingly opposites from the outside, would grow so close.

I wasn’t supposed to fall for the rebel heir, especially when he made it clear he didn’t want to cross the line with me.

As the temperature turned cooler, the nights became hotter.  My summer became a lot more interesting—and complicated.

All good things must come to an end, right?

Except our ending was one I didn’t see coming.

 

Rebel Heir is the first book in the Rush Series Duet.  Book Two, Rebel Heart, will release six weeks later on May, 22, 2018.

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So here is the scoop.  Rush inherited a massive empire from his grandfather when he passed away.  Among the many businesses, he owns The Heights – a high-end bar and restaurant in the Hamptons and well … and the whole town.  Gia is having a huge writer’s block.  She received an advance from the publisher already but she is having a tough time continuing the book.  Gia used all the money she got, rented a house in the Hamptons, hoping for inspiration to finish her romance story.  Gia needs a job so when her friend asks her to fill in bartending, Gia jumps at the chance to make some money (even though she has never bartended before).  So who might be one of her customers you might ask?  Yup! It’s the big boss at the bar staring a hole into the back of Gia’s head while she’s fumbling, screwing up drinks, giving wrong change and running the customers away :0  What will the alpha angry boss do?  He hired the hot mess Gia as the new hostess since one of his employees walked off without notice J LOL

This story is hilarious.  I enjoy the brooding, badass alpha hero.  Rush is super intimidating, appears to be a jerk, but he has a soft spot.  Rush is attractive to Gia but he is reluctant to act on it.  Gia is sassy and she knows how to push his buttons.  Gia and Rush both had a not so happy family life growing up – jaded with abandonment issues, lies and deceit from the people that they trusted.  Rush doesn’t get involved with relationships or romance.  He is a “hit it and quit it” type of guy but he is honest about his intentions from the start.  Why is he this way? His douche bag of a father ruined it for Rush.  Rush fears that he is cut from the same cloth …  Is he the same asshole who will end up hurting someone?  Then there is the issue of “don’t shit where you work”.  In this case, Rush is the boss and should not mettle with an employee, even a very sexy one.  As tempting as Gia is, Rush knows Gia is not a summer type fling and he knows it is a very bad idea to cross that line.  Their romance is complicated but the chemistry between these two is off the chart – flirty, sizzling sexiness.  More than half of the book, they were playing push and pull but we get what we want at the end.  Just when Rush’s walls start to come down and he is willing to give love a chance, a huge surprise happened.  It’s totally unexpected and Rush is having a tough time dealing with the new situation.  Over all, book one is sexy, fun, with great banters and is uneventful until the HUGE cliffy ending that left me gasping for air.  A giant reunion ensues and I am freaking out!!! I need Rebel Heart ASAP.

 

Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author.   With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over ninety Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

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Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author.

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son and beautiful daughter with autism.

With over a million books sold, she is a seventeen-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over fifteen novels, including RoomHate which hit #2 on the New York Times bestseller list and #1 on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list. Other New York Times bestsellers include Stepbrother Dearest, Neighbor Dearest, Drunk Dial, Cocky Bastard, Stuck-Up Suit, Playboy Pilot and Mister Moneybags (the latter four co-written with Vi Keeland).

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Other books by the authors:

Cocky Bastard
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1LfN3fc
iTunes: http://apple.co/1PffE2J
B&N: http://bit.ly/1EjxNpY
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1UxCSUO

Stuck-Up Suit
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1S3LnpZ
iBooks: http://apple.co/1Qbwy57
B&N: http://bit.ly/29vrQhV
Kobo: http:// bit.ly/1RJdUif

Playboy Pilot
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2d5I5rS
iBooks: http://apple.co/1Wb06Cf
Nook: bit.ly/2caXPEK
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2cJDXO1

Mister Moneybags
Amazon http://amzn.to/2oTaaHf
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iBooks http://smarturl.it/3y1tuq
Kobo http://smarturl.it/qqf5ho

Dear Bridget, I Want You
Amazon: ➜ http://amzn.to/2sGyJbZ
iBooks: ➜ http://smarturl.it/y4x3xi
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Other books from Vi Keeland:

Standalone novels
Sex, Not Love
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Audio ➜ http://smarturl.it/qbf0bs

Beautiful Mistake
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Egomaniac
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Bossman
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The Baller
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Kobo: http:// bit.ly/KoboBaller

Left Behind (A Young Adult Novel)

First Thing I See

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/first-thing-i-see-ms-vi-keeland/1114703332

Life on Stage series (2 standalone books)
Beat
http://www.amazon.com/Beat-Vi-Keeland-ebook/dp/B00ZOMUV12/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/beat-vi-keeland/1121715501 https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/beat/id983959123 https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/beat-5

Throb

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/throb/id948747986
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/throb-vi-keeland/1121112695
https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/throb-4

MMA Fighter series (3 standalone books)
Worth the Fight

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/worth-the-fight/id805540252
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/worth-the-fight-vi-keeland/1117014180
http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/worth-the-fight

Worth the Chance

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/worth-the-chance/id813714461
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/worth-the-chance-vi-keeland/1118634058
http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/worth-the-chance

Worth Forgiving

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/worth-forgiving/id906130022?ls=1&mt=11
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/worth-forgiving-vi-keeland/1120173153
http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/worth-forgiving

The Cole Series (2 book serial)
Belong to You

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/belong-to-you/id639401754
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/belong-to-you-vi-keeland/1114962845
http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/belong-to-you

Made for You

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/made-for-you/id84550637
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/made-for-you-vi-keeland/1115883225
http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/belong-to-you

Other books from Penelope Ward:

Gentleman Nine
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iBooks: http://bit.ly/2D7K7Qi
Nook: http://bit.ly/2EPuDCn
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2nMeoP3
Google Play: http://bit.ly/2C9ESTm
Audio : http://amzn.to/2nHRlVQ

Drunk Dial
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2fXfzKn
iBooks: http://apple.co/2tq7dRz
Nook: http://bit.ly/2xeEH2H
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2ihXnMD
Audio: http://amzn.to/2fWnsQg

Mack Daddy:
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2kWzE1S
iTunes: http://apple.co/2iNrIPj
B&N: http://hyperurl.co/aiypfj
Kobo: http://hyperurl.co/r3hv19

RoomHate
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iTunes: http://apple.co/1PgsvE7
B&N: http://bit.ly/1PLGnSL
kobo: http://bit.ly/1POvSnW

Stepbrother Dearest
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ITunes: http://bit.ly/YER0mT
B&N: http://bit.ly/1taMFjG
kobo: http://bit.ly/1fJaaBs

Neighbor Dearest
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iTunes: http://apple.co/29mC6L8
B&N: http://bit.ly/2akQ2aq
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2axt1SY

Sins of Sevin
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iTunes: http://apple.co/1K8mzGg
B&N: http://bit.ly/1hTKAKE
kobo: http://bit.ly/1OaGY3D

Jake Undone (Jake #1)
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1dJrHBC
iTunes: http://apple.co/1fJayQ8
B&N: http://bit.ly/1obAwJ6
kobo: http://bit.ly/1SPKl0M

My Skylar
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iTunes: http://bit.ly/SLNOTR
B&N: http://bit.ly/SLO1qi
kobo: http://bit.ly/1kNrtAB

Jake Understood (Jake #2)
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iTunes: http://apple.co/1DQQwgC
B&N: http://bit.ly/1FwJC0z
kobo: http://bit.ly/1LQ7Fvk

Gemini
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1vgk1SE
iTunes: http://apple.co/1QTaONj
B&N: http://bit.ly/1KfmLHD
kobo: http://bit.ly/1BGJ2wu

 

Review: Smiling Irish (The Summerhaven Trio, #2) by Katy Regnery. (4/1/2018)
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Oh my squeezzzze!!!! Another heart-warming, sweet romance from Katy Regnery.
Smiling Irish features the second sibling from the Haven triplets. Tierney lives a quiet life working as a chief historian and live-in caretaker for an estate museum. One early morning, someone was pounding on her front door. Tierney mistakes the person for one of her brothers but when she opens the door she finds herself in trouble – a big strange man barges his way in and demands to use her phone. Before Tierney could process what was going on Burr passed out apparently from a gunshot wound. Against her better judgement, she did not call the police. She hides him in her room and nurses his wound, determined to solve the mystery of who Burr really is…

Gosh! Katy is freaking funny. It was hilarious the way Tierney was hiding Burr’s identity, lying to her brothers and her friends. I was laughing so hard at the part where she asks her friend to help sew up Burr’s wound. That poor guy – a bit nerdy but he seems to be a good guy … just not for Tierney
I adore the hero Burr – total sexy alpha, protective, Neanderthal. A bad guy or good guy? He has a big secret and has been living a somewhat a dark life for the last three years. I might have fallen in love with the heroine Tierney – this woman is something fierce. She is innocent, soft, sweet yet so brave. Their romance is a breath of fresh air – sweet, slow building. There is no question Burr is in love with Tierney but he is patient. He is caring, protective and if that means leaving Tierney in order to keep her safe, he would do it.

Katy writes such perfect couples – every love story is unique and packed with humor and sweet romance. One thing all these books have in common – it is incredibly well-written … I am truly a huge fan. Katy is unstoppable!!! Devoured this book in one sitting ❤
Cannot wait for Loving Irish.

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Review: Silent Sins (Lotus House #5) by Audrey Carlan. (4/1/2018)

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Okay so I love Audrey Carlan’s Lotus House series. Silent Sins is book five about Honor and the Italian hunk Nicholas Salerno. The beginning of the book about Honor’s life got my heart racing and I was hooked. Honor seems to have a good life – prestigious school graduate, money and status but she is completely destroyed and empty inside. Honor is such a broken character — a beautiful soul inside and out and she deserves so much more. Nicholas’s life is vastly different. He came from a large, opinionated but rather close family. Nicholas is ex-military. He is a hot yogi at the Lotus House and also owns his own gym. Nicholas is sex on legs, brooding, alpha with his own demons. When Nicholas laid eyes on Honor the first time she came to his yoga class, he was gone. She chemistry and sparks were instant and he knew she was the one for him to protect and love. Despite Honor’s skittishness, Nicholas sees his future with Honor and he is determined to break down her walls.

I love that this love story has heart. Honor was in trouble, she needed help but no one in her family cares enough. What she needs is Nicholas and his “will not take no for an answer” attitude to stick around and carry her through hard times. The alpha part of Nicholas carries over into the bedroom and of course that was scorching hot. I love all of Nicholas’s family – fun, caring and welcoming. Just lovely people. Sure, if you aren’t Italian you might have to work extra hard, but 5% Italian is definitely good enough 😉 I also like the mentioning of past characters that I fell in love with in the previous books.

One part that I am not so sure about was …

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… the way Nicholas come across as dominant in the bedroom. Some parts were definitely delicious – pleasure and pain. However, given Honor’s past history I did not like the pain happening in the bedroom. Seems that would trigger memory … but I understand the act is a diversion of sort, channel the self inflicting pain into something more pleasurable kind …

Anyways that’s just my own lowly opinion. It does not take away the fact that Nicholas is rock solid, strong, protective, and swoony. I am sure to the rest of the world, Nicholas is the ultimate dominant sexy alpha hero that we all love 🙂 🙂

Silent Sins is an awesome addition to the Lotus series. The story has all the right feels – emotional, fun, passionate, and romantic. A standalone, but I recommended the entire series – the previous four were gorgeous as well.

 

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Review: Silent Sins (Lotus House #5) by Audrey Carlan. (3/31/2018)

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4.5 Stars

Okay so I love Audrey Carlan’s Lotus House series. Silent Sins is book five about Honor and the Italian hunk Nicholas Salerno. The beginning of the book about Honor’s life got my heart racing and I was hooked. Honor seems to have a good life – prestigious school graduate, money and status but she is completely destroyed and empty inside. Honor is such a broken character — a beautiful soul inside and out and she deserves so much more. Nicholas’s life is vastly different. He came from a large, opinionated but rather close family. Nicholas is ex-military. He is a hot yogi at the Lotus House and also owns his own gym. Nicholas is sex on legs, brooding, alpha with his own demons. When Nicholas laid eyes on Honor the first time she came to his yoga class, he was gone. She chemistry and sparks were instant and he knew she was the one for him to protect and love. Despite Honor’s skittishness, Nicholas sees his future with Honor and he is determined to break down her walls.

I love that this love story has heart. Honor was in trouble, she needed help but no one in her family cares enough. What she needs is Nicholas and his “will not take no for an answer” attitude to stick around and carry her through hard times. The alpha part of Nicholas carries over into the bedroom and of course that was scorching hot. I love all of Nicholas’s family – fun, caring and welcoming. Just lovely people. Sure, if you aren’t Italian you might have to work extra hard, but 5% Italian is definitely good enough 😉 I also like the mentioning of past characters that I fell in love with in the previous books.

One part that I am not so sure about was …

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… the way Nicholas come across as dominant in the bedroom. Some parts were definitely delicious – pleasure and pain. However, given Honor’s past history I did not like the pain happening in the bedroom. Seems that would trigger memory … but I understand the act is a diversion of sort, channel the self inflicting pain into something more pleasurable kind …

Anyways that’s just my own lowly opinion. It does not take away the fact that Nicholas is rock solid, strong, protective, and swoony. I am sure to the rest of the world, Nicholas is the ultimate dominant sexy alpha hero that we all love 🙂 🙂

Silent Sins is an awesome addition to the Lotus series. The story has all the right feels – emotional, fun, passionate, and romantic. A standalone, but I recommended the entire series – the previous four were gorgeous as well.

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Cover: Sweeping the Series (Balls in Play #3) by Kate Stewart. (3/25/2018)

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OH, HOW I LOVE THE BALL MEN!!! Holy Moly!!!! This book is hot! Ren is a catcher bad boy extraordinaire… drinking, brawling and bedding his way to Denver. With the world series looming, management wants the fans to focus more on baseball and less on who Ren will stick his wood into next. They hire a PR company to help clean up Ren’s image. Erica is the lucky winner sent to Denver. Erica knows she is screwed the moment she finds out whose image she is to make squeaky clean – her past lover of one year. Erica and Ren were inseparable back in college. Ren had his future all planned out and it included Erica by his side and possibly a few kids running around, but Erica had other ideas. She abruptly moved to New York, leaving Ren no possible choice of following her. In the two years that followed, Erica sat and watched the sweet gentle man she used to know turn into a man-whore. Now she has to face Ren and he is angry. Will Ren have the closure he desperately needs? Will Erica finally come clean and face the only man she ever loved?

Man, this book is all angst and tension. My stomach was knotted the whole time. Ren’s anger radiates off him in waves. He was conflicted – hurt but also still loves Erica with all his heart. He made sure to make Erica’s life miserable in Denver. Erica knew she made a huge mistake leaving Ren three years ago. The moment she came to that realization she wanted to run to Ren and ask for forgiveness but it was too late. It did not take long for Ren to have two women in his arms. Erica was hurt that Ren could move on so fast but she had no one to blame. These two have so much to work on – years of hurt feelings and misunderstanding. I really love Ren – he’s not the man-whore he appears to be. A good guy at heart – super sexy, caring, and swoony. Erica made mistakes and more than paid for it. She is funny, sweet and beautiful. I love all the wicked banters, the passion, the undeniable sizzling chemistry… not to mention the sexcapade – Lord, Kate knows how to write these amazing steamy sex scenes. This is a novella and I think it is a perfect combination of heart, humor, baseball and romance. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

 

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