Saturday, July 21, 2018

My review of Grinder by Marie James

Damon Grant is the captain of his hockey team at Chicago Prep Hockey Academy and is ready for a new year. He is happy that his parents supported him "coming out of the closet" and is ready for another championship year, after two previous championships.

Jonah Kingston is 25 and the new coach at Chicago Prep after the last one is fired. He is ready to put his foot down and not get taken advantage of by these rich boys who have a habit of getting whatever they wanted after his own life has taken too many twists and turns lately.

When Jonah witnesses one of the other players going down on Damon in the locker room after practice he is stunned to see how much he enjoyed it but an altercation with Damon afterwards has Jonah ready to kick Damon off the team.

Will Jonah and Damon be able to focus on the hockey game or are the two hell-bent on bringing each other down and will they discover something else in the process?

Wow - this is such a great book from start to finish with a few twists to make you wonder what is going to happen next!

I liked Damon but it was obvious that he was used to getting what he wanted. His relationship with Hall was interesting for sure and I liked how Hall denied what he was. Damon was confident in himself and set himself a goal in regards to Jonah and was going to do whatever it took to get him.

It was obvious that Jonah was escaping from his own past but as the book went on we understood why and stuff just blew my mind. I can't believe the stuff that happened to him and how it really ruined his future and the person responsible just didn't care as long as they got what they wanted. I understood why Jonah had his defenses up after his past but there was something about Damon that just got to him.

The tension at the beginning of the book in regards to Jonah and Damon was through the roof especially with each having their own agenda in regards to the other. There was so much friction between the two that you knew it was going to explode and things began to make sense. I was so mad at Finn for what he said to Damon yet the good thing was what came from it.

The two truly cared so much about each other but you were freaking out who was going to find out and then towards the end everything explodes with so many other factors. I was shocked at Madison and everything she revealed.

The end was great but the author totally has me curious about what is to come!!

4.5 Stars!



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by Marie James

US | UK | CA | AU

Genre: MM Contemporary Romance

Senior year, two hockey championships under his skates, and parents who didn't freak out when he swung the proverbial closet door open and stepped out ...

Damon Grant's life couldn't get any better.

At least that's what he thought.

When Jonah Kingston showed up at the barn as the new hockey coach, Damon couldn't believe his luck.

What was it about the dark-haired, bright-eyed, former hockey star that made him want to grind on and off of the ice?

*A standalone, MM, coach/player, hockey novel. If you like steam in and out of the shower, Grinder is a book for you! Due to explicit content, including tons of butt stuff, this book is meant for mature audiences 18+.

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Friday, July 20, 2018

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Darkness (Darkest Nightmares #1) with Elizabeth Knox

For generations, I have been the being who lurks in the dark. The one that feeds on the screams of pain and fear, cold sweats and the nightmares in which I cause. I am the monster you warned your children about.

No one can escape my clutches, no matter how hard they try; I show them who they truly are deep down. 

Centuries ago, I was possessed by a creature of whom I had no name for. I was nothing but your average human, a man who was fighting for his king and slaying many monsters in his name. The next thing I knew, I became that monstrosity that I tried to eliminate every day of my life. In the matter of hours, everything had changed drastically. I was used to fighting the dark and suddenly the dark became part of me.

There is no reasoning for what I have become. I embrace it - embrace the hideousness of my appearance because no one is as grotesque as I. 

I am bitter. I don’t want to be the man who surrounds myself in a cloak of shadows, of serpents and arachnids, of smoke and ghouls. I want to return to the glory days. If only it was that simple.


Throughout my entire life I have felt out of place, that is until one day I discovered a place where I didn’t feel like the outcast that others made me out to be. I didn’t feel ugly, sinister, or even dark compared to those who I surrounded myself with.

I was a human, or so I thought. 

I didn’t know that only supernaturals could gain entry into Sanctuary, not until I walked through those doors and began speaking to the others. It’s name is exactly what it is - a Sanctuary for all supernaturals and paranormals regardless of beliefs. It was the one place we could all go to that wouldn’t result in bloodshed, agony or pain.

I have been here for years, becoming friends with the owner of this place and ultimately landing myself a job as a barmaid and having a warm place to rest my head. Still, I do not know what I am. I have talked to the others and they have told me stories of paranormals with great powers who have to wait to discover their abilities.

It seems I am one of these rare and far between. I only wish that things were simple, but I know better. Nothing was ever simple in this life.
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Twin Flame (Otherworld #1)

Once upon a time, I had a very normal life. It wasn’t perfect, but it was mine. I often wonder what happened to that girl with that amazing life, to the friends and family who loved and adored her. 

I’m not that same girl anymore. 

For years, I’ve been the plaything to this creature, this monster, whose sole purpose was to belittle me into the submissive little pet he truly desired.
I’m supposed to call him Master, but I refused to give him that satisfaction.

Every day, my life is the same. 
I am a toy, an object to be humiliated, hurt, and used in anyway that he deemed fit. 

That is, until one night changes everything. 
The fighter inside me came alive, but so did something else. 
That night my savior entered my life when I least expected it.

But what is freedom when you don’t know your own reality, when everything you thought you knew changed?
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My review of Alpha's Mission by Renee Rose and Lee Savino

Charlie Dune is a CIA agent with a huge secret from those around him. It was a secret that he only discovered himself and now he is struggling with trying to put the different sides of his life together.

Agent Annabel Gray is Charlie's handler who is on a personal mission discover what happened to her father who died in the line of duty.

When Annabel discovers there is a cover up regarding her father's death she soon discovers her own life is in danger and Charlie will do whatever he can to keep her safe. But what happens when Annabel discovers the secret that Charlie is hiding - will she run or stay?

This was a great book and the first one I have read by this author.

I thought Charlie was an awesome character and I felt so bad for him at what he was surprised with. I loved how dedicated he was to the CIA and to Annabel. It was so difficult to watch him try and merge the two parts of his life together.

Annabel was a great character and I loved that she was working hard at learning the truth about her dad. The hard part for Annabel was learning who was the right person to trust and she thought she had found that in Charlie. 

I loved when everything was revealed with some of the twists and turns and especially what happens when Annabel starts putting some of the pieces together regarding Charlie. Then there were so many twists and turns regarding seeking for the truth regarding her dad.

The sexual tension between Annabel and Charlie was through the roof! I loved how they both cared so much about each other and it was obvious how much they cared.

The end was so awesome and I can't wait for more!

4 Stars

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I've become a monster.
I hear blood moving in people’s veins. Scent their emotions.
I want to feed. To hunt. To mate...

I'm no longer a human--my life is over.
I've left everyone I love. I've gone rogue from the CIA.
My only hope is my handler.

Annabel gray is tough enough to face my monster. If I lose control, she won't hesitate to take me out. But I'm not the only predator out there. Someone's hunting Annabel.

She needs my protection.
But if I don’t get my animal under control,
I may be her biggest threat yet.

I let out a harsh laugh and walk toward her, backing her up until she hits the wall. I lean on one hand beside her head, caging her in. “There’s one thing I won’t accept from you, Annabel, and it’s lies.”
I swear to Christ her eyes dilate, like she’s turned on, rather than scared. I don’t know if turning her on was my intent before, but it sure as hell is now. I press forward even more, letting the heat of my body brush against hers.
“You’re the one in danger here, not me. You and your family. Don’t pretend I require protection, sweetheart. You want my help, all the cards go on the table. Otherwise, I’m walking out that door right now.”
It’s not true. There’s no way in hell I’d leave Annabel in trouble and unprotected, but hopefully she doesn’t know enough about me to be sure.
I’m a highly trained special agent. I speak twelve languages fluently, know fifty three ways to kill a man with my bare hands. But nothing in my training prepared me for Annabel yanking my mouth down to hers like her life depended on it.

“Hey.” His fingers tangle in the back of my hair and he uses it to lift my face to his. His lips brush across mine. “Sex with you was completely out of my control. I didn’t plan it, I don’t know it if was wise, but there was no helping it. What I feel for you is pure, raw animal magnetism. The only thing that would’ve stopped me was you. I’ll always respect your wishes. I hope you know that. It’s not a requirement for my help.”
Something rearranges in my chest. A warmth and lightness steals through me like rays of sun after rain. “Thanks,” I mumble and try to drop my head, but Charlie won’t allow it. He keeps me captive in his iron grip, the gentleness in his expression in direct opposition to the dominating hold.
“Believe it, Annabel.”
Tears pop into my eyes. “I do,” I whisper.
He claims my mouth with the passion, the fervor of before. His lips drag across mine, open and close over mine, devour me. “You’re like an addiction,” he murmurs when he’s thoroughly taught me a lesson in submission.

Renee Rose

USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR RENEE ROSE is a naughty wordsmith who writes kinky BDSM novels. Named Eroticon USA's Next Top Erotic Author in 2013, she has also won The Romance Reviews Best Historical Romance, and Spanking Romance Reviews' Best Sci-fi, Paranormal, Historical, Erotic, Ageplay and favorite couple and author. She's hit #1 on Amazon in multiple categories in the U.S. and U.K., is often found on the list of Amazon's Top Author list. She also pens BDSM stories under the name Darling Adams.

Lee Savino

Lee Savino has grandiose goals but most days can’t find her wallet or her keys so she just stays at home and writes. While she was studying creative writing at Hollins University, her first manuscript won the Hollins Fiction Prize.

She lives in Richmond, Va with her awesome family> You can find her on Facebook in the Goddess Group (which you totally should join).

Thursday, July 19, 2018

My review of Surrender by Amy Daws

Gareth Harris plays for Manchester United and is an all-star defender. He grew up with a professional soccer player father until his mom got sick and his dad gave up playing until he began to manage the careers of his four sons. Gareth has a difficult relationship and chooses to play for Manchester knowing how much it frustrates his father.

Sloan Montgomery knew her marriage wasn't perfect but was still shocked to discover her husband cheating on her and subsequently asking for a divorce. Now she is struggling wih only having 50% custody of her daughter and needs some control of her life.

Sloan is Gareth's clothing designer and although he knows nothing about her personal life, he knows she is hurting and offers her an outlet. Soon the two begin a physical relationship with the agreement that it be nothing more than sex with Sloan having control.

But what happens when secrets are revealed and one of them realizes they need more?

This book is so good although the cliffhanger leaves you in such an OMG state!!

I absolutely loved Gareth and want a guy like him in my life! He was so awesome with Sloan and let her get all of the control that she needed in her life. It broke my heart to learn more about his background and what he went through as a child, especially his last time with his mom. He was loyal and so amazing!!

Sloan was hurting so much from what happened with Callum and from everything that had happened in the past with Sophia. I was so mad at Callum and his mom for leaving Sloan in a bad place and not caring what happened with her. I understood why she needed to regain something back which she was able to do with Gareth!

The scenes between Sophia and Gareth were absolutely steamy and sizzling!!  I loved how amazing he was with her and I loved how nervous she was with everything to begin with.

The twists and turns were awesome but my heart did break a few times for Gareth.

The end was such a shocker and I need the next book now!!!

5 Stars

Release Day Blitz - Wilde About Alec (The Brothers Wilde Series, #1) by Cate Faircloth

All Alec Wilde wanted was to disappear.

Running from his past and the secrets that haunted him landed him in the chocolate box town of Bridgeport, Connecticut.

With nowhere else to go, Alec rents a room from local florist, Mia Lane. A witty and driven beauty who wastes no time capturing his heart – though she’d never know.

Alec keeps his cards close.

Not getting attached means not getting hurt – and not having to tell Mia the painful truth about exactly who he is.

I have been a romantic all my life; in books, movies, television, and anything that brings happiness into the world. Though I love reading and avoiding daily responsibilities, I am also an undergraduate at the University of Iowa, a flag ship university for writing and creative freedom. I love connecting with all my readers, and sharing the stories that dance around in my head.