Review “FIRE DOWN BELOW” by Debra Anastasia

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By: Debra Anastasia

Released: February 28, 2015

A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

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SYNOPSIS: Dove Glitch is embarrassed about everything above her knees and below her belly button. When she has to fill a delicate, embarrassing prescription the last thing she needs is a sexy-as-hell (and brand spanking new) pharmacist behind the counter.

Johnson Fitzwell’s first day of his dream career also happens to coincide with the exact moment Dove needs her feminine meds filled. His glorious voice is way too loud–as in, he should be counting down the hits with Ryan Seacrest kind of loud. Thanks to Johnson’s handsome face and gorgeous jaw line, Dove dives headlong into her waking nightmare and asks for a vagina-scented cream.

How could she not fall for him? Dove’s only active goal now is to get Johnson to kiss her right on the lips. Either set. However, his horrible girlfriend is one of many obstacles preventing her from making that fantasy a reality. When Dove defends Johnson in the most unhygienic, unconventionally gross way in the middle of a crowded restaurant, their tender, slightly tantric relationship is off to a galloping, farting start.

Each print copy of this book will be dipped in holy water by my mom, and glared at by my father as he purses his lips. Neither will help. So, drop your pants and turn to the left and cough. I hope you’re not allergic to latex, because it’s time to fill your prescription. Anally.

WHAT DID I THINK: 3 out of 5 Stars

Let me start by saying I am not sure how to write this review.  It was nothing I have ever read before.  Some parts made me laugh out loud while others I was “OMG I cannot believe that just happened”.  Many scenes were cringe worthy and so awkward.  However, what can I say but that Debra Anastasia makes you fall in love with the characters. How can you not love sweet Dove and sexy Johnson? It was just one adventure to another that lead to the unknown since I had no idea from one scene to the other what was going to happen!!!!

Inappropriate – YES

Great characters – YES

Not sure what to think overall – YES

This is like nothing I have ever read before.  One crazy thing after another happened.  Just when I thought things could not be more inappropriate or crazy…they were.  Debra Anastasia took a big risk with this one and I commend her for it. This may not be for everyone.  I had to read it in bits and pieces and truly had to be in the mood. The humor and situations can be very crude.  Many times I thought to myself…”awkward”.   I wonder how many of the situations Debra Anastasia has been in that Dove have been in…*wink*

It was CRAZY!!!! LOL

 

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Blog Tour “SILVER BASTARD” by Joanna Wylde #giveaway

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Meet Puck & Becca in SILVER BASTARD!

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Blurb

First in the new Silver Valley series from the New York Times bestselling author of the Reapers Motorcycle Club Novels.

 

Fourteen months. For fourteen months, Puck Redhouse sat in a cell and kept his mouth shut, protecting the Silver Bastards MC from their enemies. Then he was free and it was time for his reward–full membership in the club, along with a party to celebrate. That’s when he saw Becca Jones for the first time and set everything in motion. Before the night ended he’d violated his parole and stolen her away from everything she knew.

 

Five years. It was five years ago that Puck destroyed Becca and saved her all in one night. She’s been terrified of him ever since, but she’s even more terrified of the monsters he still protects her from… But Becca refuses to let fear control her. She’s living her life and moving forward, until she gets a phone call from the past she can’t ignore. She has to go back, and there’s only one man she can trust to go with her–the ex-con biker who rescued her once before.

 

Puck will help her again, but this time it’ll be on his terms. No more lies, no more tears, and no more holding back what he really wants…

 

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WHAT DID I THINK: 4 out of 5 Stars

The way this book started I thought it was going to be like every other MC book I have recently read.  However, I am glad I continued reading because even though certain aspects could be seen as similar the way the “relationship” of the two main characters was different.  I really enjoyed this one and would have read it in one sitting if other things did not get in the way…ugh if only my family could make their own dinner and the house would clean itself!

My real frustration and sadness was with Becca and her mother.  Whenever the mother called Becca, I was yelling at my Kindle “don’t answer the phone”.  Then days after reading this book, I understood why.  Her mother did set her free and that disgusting human was also high 95% of the time.

This story spans 5 years from when Becca and Puck meet and then we see Becca 5 years later. I love that it was not insta-love.  I love how protective Puck was with Becca.

I have to admit that when I started reading this book I was going to almost DNF.  It felt like every other MC book I have picked up lately, but after that scene and how it all ended,  it was different.  That scene was important to give the reader a sense of exactly was happening in that club and why Becca needed to be saved.

Dual POVs, first person.  There were times where I wish the switch did not happen so frequently.  I would have liked majority of the book in in Becca’s POV.  Club business is still part of the story as is the relationship between Becca and Puck.

 

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Excerpt 

Ignoring him, I settled back on my stool and surveyed the room. We sat in Becca’s section, and what I saw wasn’t making me happy. I knew she was a good waitress, but she’d just started here and it showed. Not only had she fucked up several orders, she didn’t quite seem to get the rhythm of the bar. That wasn’t my problem, though.

 

My problem was that despite these fuckups, nobody seemed to mind. I had a nasty suspicion this was due to her perky tits, friendly smile, and tight little ass that seriously just needed a bite taken right out of it.

 

She really, really needed to get a new job—every man in the place wanted her. Including me. Especially me. I hated them. All of them. I shifted uncomfortably, because just like every time I shared a room with her, my pants had gotten tight.

 

Torture. Becca was just so fucking fine on every level, and not just her looks. There was something about the way she carried herself . . . I couldn’t put my finger on it. Like she was dancing through life to some song nobody else could hear. Never met another woman like her—she wasn’t just sexy, she was a survivor and I admired that.

 

She’d grown up so much since the first time I’d met her. Bigger boobs, a nice fullness to her ass that was nowhere close to fat but would be perfect to hold tight while I fucked her. Her lips had plumped, too, and over the years she’d gained a sparkle in her eyes that turned her from pretty to 100 percent spectacular.

 

Not to mention how she’d tasted.

 

Nearly blew in my pants when I’d taken that mouth. Just the memory got me hard. Make that harder. Fucking basket case.

 

When I’d pulled up to find her sitting outside with Collins, a thousand murder scenarios ran through my mind. And yeah, I know I covered that already, but if anything ever deserved empha- sis, this was it. Collins needed to die. I didn’t care how nice he was. After that I’d throw Becca on the back of my bike and make a run for the hills . . .

 

Okay, so there were a few problems with the plan, the top one being she hated me. Or she should—I’d certainly given her cause. Boonie nudged me.

 

“Did I mention you’re pathetic? You want her, take her. Other- wise let it go because you’re an embarrassment to all men in general and to the Silver Bastards in particular.”

 

 

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About the Author 

joanna wyldeJoanna Wylde is a New York Times bestselling author and creator of the Reapers Motorcycle Club series. She currently lives in Idaho.

 

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Blog Tour “THE TRAVELING WOMAN” by Jane Harvey-Berrick #giveaway

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Title: The Traveling Woman (The Traveling Duet, #2)

Author: Jane Harvey – Berrick

Release Date: April 7, 2015

A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Blurb

THE CONCLUDING STORY of Aimee and Kestrel, begun in THE TRAVELING MAN ……

How many times do you gamble on love? When love has knocked you down, should you give it another chance? When does optimism become stupidity?

And what happens when the man you’re in love with is never still, always moving, always traveling? Do you say goodbye, or do you leave behind everything that you’ve worked for, everything that you’ve ever known? Can a traveling carnival be my home

Oh. You thought I had the answers. No, sorry. No answers, just a lot of questions—and a heart that wants to rule my head.

Can one person be my home?

 

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WHAT DID I THINK: 4 out of 5 Stars

You need to read book 1, THE TRAVELING MAN before you read this book.  I highly recommend this series.  I love stories about couple who meet at a young age like Kes and Aimee and the reader sees as the friendship progress to so much more. Even though the story has a break for the couple, the angst and all that the couple goes through is worth the ride.

The first half of this book was 5 stars.  I was nervous about starting this book with the way THE TRAVELING MAN ended. However, the minute I started this book, I could not stop reading.  My rating of 4 stars is only because of my frustration of one of the characters.

This book begins one month after Aimee left Kes.  She wanted to go back to teaching…to her normal life back home. However, away a month from Kes, Aimee is not sure if she made the right decision. Kes comes to see Aimee and from there another journey begins for them.  Book 2 has a different feel than book 1.  Book 2 you see Aimee and Kes as adults…looking at their relationship as adults with how to make a future together possible.

 I felt like Aimee was not that understanding in the first book.  Actually, at times I felt she was selfish.  HOWEVER, after finishing this book, my thoughts of Aimee took a 180 degree turn. Aimee is anything but selfish.  She was completely selfless. I adored her in this book.  It was Kes who bothered me.  I felt it had to be his way. I felt like everyone had to think “what would make Kes happy?”  This is my opinion and impression that Kes gave me in this book.   I wish there was a situation towards the end where he could show that he was selfless.  I wish something traumatic happened to Aimee and it was Kes having to give up something. Kes does one thing that is supposed to show that he was willing to give Aimee something she wants, but I felt that it was never sincere.  It still felt like it benefited him in a way.

This book is so hard to rate since I would have given it 5 stars, but my thoughts of Kes just left me frustrated.

As I mentioned I still recommend this series.  I just wanted to vent. *smiley face*

 

Excerpt

There was a long line outside the club, and I groaned as we joined the end.

“Maybe we’d better go somewhere else,” I sighed, not relishing the idea of waiting around outside.

But Kes just walked up to the doorman, slipped him a twenty, and we were waved in.

Kes wrapped his arm around me as the hostess led us to table on a raised platform near the dance floor. A waitress came over immediately, and Kes ordered more champagne and water for himself. I wondered how much money he’d laid out to get the five-star service.

I’d never seen this side of him before and it intrigued me.

“Wanna dance?” he whispered, nuzzling my throat.

“I think I’m a bit drunk,” I admitted with a laugh.

“Just hold onto me.”

“Sounds like a plan.”

The music’s thumping bass line matched the rhythm of my heart as Kes pulled me toward him. My arms wrapped around his neck, winding a lock of his hair around my fingers. My body was pressed flat against his, not even an inch between us. His muscular thigh pushed between my knees as we swayed to the music, his hands resting on my hips, his long fingers almost meeting in the small of my bare back.

Between the champagne, my heels, and the closeness of Kes’s hard body, I felt off balance. He steadied me between his hands, his gaze flitting between my breasts and my lips. His face was stern, his eyes flashing black with need, and I felt the solid length of his erection against my hip.

The pulse of the music was in my blood, which Kes was slowly bringing to the boil.

Our lower bodies pressed together, and I arched away from him, leaning out so my long hair swung down my back.

I felt one of Kes’s hands move from my hip to wrap my hair around his fist. He hovered over me, his breath hot on my chest.

“I fuckin’ love your hair,” he growled.

A bead of sweat trickled down the side of his head, and I pulled myself in close again to lick it. Kes’s eyes fluttered closed, then opened again quickly.

I slid my hands over his chest and stomach, feeling the muscles tremble under my touch. His t-shirt was damp under my fingers; he’d long ago pulled off his long-sleeved shirt and tied it around his waist.

“You wanna get some … air?” he asked, his tongue licking up the sweat at the base of my throat.

I had to swallow several times before I could reply.

“Okay.” My voice sounded husky.

He grabbed my hand immediately and led me from the dance floor. I had a quick glimpse of Zef and Mirelle joined at the lips, and I smiled to myself.

Kes steered me through the crowd until we reached the hallway that led to the bathrooms, but he kept going, finally pushing through a door at the rear of the building. We were in a dark alley where crates of empty bottles were stacked up. It smelled of beer and trash, making me wrinkle my nostrils, but then Kes’s mouth was on mine, and it was the scent of my shower gel and Kes’s clean sweat that surrounded me.

I wrapped my leg around his waist and ground against him. He caught my knee with one hand and pushed me backwards. My bare skin hit the rough brick, and I cried out.

“Shit!” he muttered.

Then he picked me up, turning around so his own back was braced against the wall.

“Kes, please!”

He chuckled lightly. “Are you begging, Aimee? Is the good little schoolmarm begging for sex in a dirty alley?”

“God, yes,” I moaned.

A surprised laugh stuttered out of him. “Shit, really?”

“Yes! A thousand times yes!”

He hesitated. “This isn’t you; it’s the champagne talking.”

I fisted his shirt and pulled him toward me.

“It is me, Kes. It’s the girl who let a strange boy climb in her window; it’s the 16-year old girl who stroked you until you were hard while we lay on the grass at the back of the carnival field; it’s the girl who gave you her virginity, even though she knew that you were leaving in a few days. The girl who’s been lost for years, sleepwalking through her life. Until I found you.”

He stared into my eyes, searching for any sign of doubt.

Satisfied by what he saw, he placed my feet back on the ground and flicked open the button on my jeans.

 

 

The Traveling Man (The Traveling Duet, #1)

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I was ordinary. Nice. He was extraordinary. And he wasn’t always nice.

Moody and difficult, brilliant and beautiful, Kes scared me and he protected me. He could be incredibly hurtful and incredibly thoughtful. He wasn’t perfect, but he was perfect for me. He challenged me, he took me out of my safe little box and showed me the world could be magnificent. He was everything I wasn’t.

Aimee Anderson is ten when the traveling carnival first comes to her nice little town. She doesn’t expect her world to change so completely. But meeting Kestrel Donohue puts her life on a different path.

Even though she only sees him for the two weeks of the year when he passes through her home town, his friendship is the most important of her life. As a child’s friendship grows to adult love, the choices become harder, and both Kes and Aimee realize that two weeks a year will never be enough.

 

About the Author

Jane

I lived in London for over 10 years and have a love affair with New York. It’s only since I have moved to the countryside, that the words have really begun to flow.

I live in a small village by the ocean and walk my little dog, Pip, every day. It’s on those beachside walks that I have all my best ideas.

Writing has become a way of life – and one that I love to share.

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Blog Tour “DEEP” by Kylie Scott #giveaway

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Deep

By: Kylie Scott

A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

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Meet Ben and Lizzy on March 31st!
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Blurb

Positive. With two little lines on a pregnancy test, everything in Lizzy Rollins’ ordinary life is about to change forever. And all because of one big mistake in Vegas with Ben Nicholson, the irresistibly sexy bass player for Stage Dive. So what if Ben’s the only man she’s ever met who can make her feel completely safe, cherished, and out of control with desire at the same time? Lizzy knows the gorgeous rock star isn’t looking for anything more permanent than a good time, no matter how much she wishes differently.

 

Ben knows Lizzy is off limits. Completely and utterly. She’s his best friend’s little sister now, and no matter how hot the chemistry is between them, no matter how sweet and sexy she is, he’s not going to go there. But when Ben is forced to keep the one girl he’s always had a weakness for out of trouble in Sin City, he quickly learns that what happens in Vegas, doesn’t always stay there. Now he and Lizzie are connected in the deepest way possible…but will it lead to a connection of the heart?

 

WHAT DID I THINK: A strong 4.5 stars

I usually loathe books that involve pregnancy because the author usually waits until 50% or so for the heroine to tell the hero that she is pregnant with his child.  If you feel the same, you will not get that with DEEP.  The heroine does not hide the pregnancy from the hero.

Kylie Scott you are an amazing writer.  You give me what want even when it is the type of story that I least likely read like unexpected pregnancies.  You know how to develop the characters, make me feel connected, let me come up with my own conclusions about the characters, and give me enough angst with happiness that makes me feel complete.  You are awesome!!!

Ben is one member of the Stage Dive that I was excited to read since I felt he was always in the background and did his own thing when he wanted without answering to anyone and that is exactly the Ben you got in DEEP.  However, along comes Lizzy and she befriends Ben.  They start texting (I love those texts) and then they start talking (I love their talks), and then one night it happens and that leads to the 2 little lines on a stick.  Ben finds out immediately that Lizzy is pregnant and that it is his.

When Ben finds out that Lizzy is pregnant he does not know how to behave.  He loves their friendship and he likes her, but he is not really ready to give up his lifestyle of “I get to do what I want to do, when I want to do it” and Lizzy does not want to change him.  She just wants to fit Bean (the baby) and herself in his life.  I loved that nickname for their unborn baby.

I loved all the ups and downs this couple went through.  I love how other couples from the STAGE DIVE series had scenes.  It all really came together well.  My only issue was some of the behavior in the end felt out of character for Lizzy.  Nonetheless, I really liked this book.  I picked it up every chance I got and was so disappointed that it ended.  I would have loved more.  Always more by Kylie Scott.

 

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Excerpt 

“Where have you been?” My sister rushed forward, catching me up in a tight hug. “I’ve been trying to call you all day. We checked everywhere and couldn’t find you.”

“Sorry. I just needed some alone time.” I squeezed her back, unable to stop from smiling. The thought of Anne turning her back on me had scared me more than I liked to admit.

“Well, I get you might want that.” She stepped back. “But you could have told someone.”

“You can’t just disappear like that.” And Ben kept right on frowning. “Shit, Liz, you’re pregnant.”

“Don’t upset her,” snapped Anne.

Ben ignored her. “I don’t know what the hell’s going on in your head. But you need to let me know where you are.”

My eyebrows went up and my mouth opened, ready to rip him a new one.

“She doesn’t answer to you. She’ll let you know if and when she decides to let you know,” said Mal, laying down the law to his bandmate before turning my way. “You will text your sister next time you decide to go wandering for a day, understood?”

My mouth, it still hung open.

“Christ, man.” Over and over, Ben’s hands rolled into tight fists before releasing again. “Can you cut the shit and get off my back for a fucking minute?”

“Don’t swear at him.” My usually sensible and staid sister poked a finger dead center in Ben’s broad chest. “You’re the one that caused this mess, thank you very much. She might still be a little young and naive, but you’re definitely old enough to know better.”

“That’s right.” Standing about as tall as a skyscraper, despite only coming up to Ben’s nose, Mal stared him down. Or up. Whatever. “This is a family matter. You can leave, thanks.”

 

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Lick (Book One)

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Lead (Book Three)

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Deep (Book Four)

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About the Author:

kylie scottKylie is a long time fan of erotic love stories and B-grade horror films. She demands a happy ending and if blood and carnage occur along the way then all the better. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and one delightful husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.

 

Kylie is represented by Amy Tannenbaum at the Jane Rotrosen Agency, New York.

 

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Blog Tour “STOLEN DONOR” by Cee Smith @flirtysubspr #giveaway

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SYNOPSIS
~Hailey~
I did everything that was expected of me. I got good grades, went to a good college; I never even had a boyfriend, which for a normal girl of twenty-two was practically unheard of. My life was safe, predictable. That all changed when Dominic kidnapped me, robbing me of the cookie-cutter life I so carefully handcrafted. I was abducted and a new me was born.
~Dominic~
I spent so long uncovering secrets that it was becoming a bit of a specialty for me. After watching Hailey for twelve months I knew the secrets she held—the repressed temptation that called to men like me. Stealing her was easy, making her fall in love with me, even easier. It was the feeling she sparked in me that I had no control over. A feeling I never expected. But the one thing that threatened to unravel us both was my secret, the reason I took her in the first place.
Dominic and Hailey were two people from two different worlds, and some paths should never cross.
WARNING: This book contains situations that some may find offensive. Please read with caution if you are sensitive to dubious consent or graphic language.

 

 

WHAT DID I THINK: 3 out of 5 Stars

Dual POVs, First Person.  The switch in POVs is in every other chapter.  I think it would have been better to write the entire book in one POV.  I knew what each of the characters was thinking at all times.  It took away the intensity for me.

Dominic kidnaps Hailey.  Dominic is a very successful and rich man.  He has been obsessed with Hailey for a year.  In that year, he has been stalking her…watching her every move.  The time came to kidnap her when she was on vacation.  Even though he kidnaps her, he does not torture her in anyway except he put a chain on her wrist to prevent her from running away.  He feeds her and makes sure she has everything she needs and wants except her freedom.

I think for me I just did not feel the connection.  I am not sure I cared for Hailey. There was just nothing about these characters that drew them to me.  There is a lot of inner dialogue and a detailed description about everything.  I felt it took away from the story. I need dialogue between the characters, I need to see the connection.   I think all the detail that Hailey gave about her life could have been spread out throughout the book and not provided in the beginning.  It was just too much detail.

The reader later discovers that Dominic did not just kidnap Hailey because he was obsessed.  He had other reasons for wanting her. Don’t want to saw much more about that.  It was a great premise, but it just lacked the execution for me.

This is a dark story on the lighter side.

 

 

EXCERPT
He dipped low until his mouth rested against my ear. When his lips parted, a fog of heat slipped across my ear and snuck in thoughts of him rutting against me like a feral animal while chained to the bed.
“I know what you want,” his hazy voice whispered.
“You want me to show you what it means to be owned by me. That was only a taste, matakia mou. You’re not ready to be broken.”
“Shows what you know. I’ll never be owned by anyone. You might take my body, but it’ll never be yours.”
“You open your mouth, and all you tell is lies. I just may have to stick something in your mouth to teach you a lesson. I knew from the moment those little blues looked at me I had you, and I don’t need to take what you’ll gladly give.”
“No!” I bucked my hips, trying to rut him off of me, but he grasped onto my thighs, gripping until I had no choice but to stop.
He rolled us again until I was atop him once more. Within a blink, he positioned us so I was sitting in his lap with my back to his chest and his shaft protruding between both of our legs. I heard the clank of the chain and felt the weight of the metal wrap around my neck.
My hands moved to the chain at my neck.
“Don’t move. You’ll hurt yourself.” His words barely sliced through the panic that was setting in. Was this what he was into? He wanted me to choke while he had his way with me?
“Please,” I croaked, my voice already sounding hoarse and strained, “take it off.” I felt sick again, like I would pass out from the closing of my throat.
“I can’t, I can’t breathe.” I clawed at the chain tightening around the front of my neck.
“Calm down. You can breathe. Stop moving. You’re only choking yourself. See,” he said placing both of his hands against my hips to show that he wasn’t doing anything with the chain. I scooted back into his chest and he pulled at my hips, stopping me just before the chain became too loose.
“I want to feel your hands around my dick. Take it out,” he said, his words dripping against my ear like hot wax shocking me into stillness. “Don’t make me repeat myself.”
I unbuttoned the button closing the front of his pajamas and closed my hand around him, pulling his length through the hole. Blood settled just beneath the skin of his head, making him look feverish. His flesh was hot, and I looked on as he sprouted a drop of cloudy liquid that beaded down his throbbing flesh. That was the first time I’d ever held that part of a man, much less seen one. There was that one time in high school when Brandon pushed my hands across the front of his jeans so I could feel him while we were kissing, but that was as far as I had ever gone.
“Dominic?”
“Go on.”
ABOUT CEE SMITH 
Cee Smith is a lover of the written word. Since first learning how to string a sentence together, she’s been putting pen to paper and hasn’t looked back. Though she’s no longer obsessed with blood and gore, the dark side still calls to her, often finding refuge in her current writings. Her addiction to reading is what finally inspired her to take a chance at publishing.
A California native, currently residing in North Carolina with her husband. She loves salacious stories, true love and forbidden romances—the more angst the better. Other than reading and writing, some of her other obsessions are peanut butter (don’t get her started), Michael Fassbender, and watching tv.
She loves talking about the creative process and what books she’s reading, so feel free to shoot her a line. Or if you just want to say hi that’s fine too. She swears she’ll respond.
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Review “COME TO ME RECKLESSLY (Closer to You #3) by A.L. Jackson

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By: A.L. Jackson

RELEASE: April 7, 2015

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SYNOPSIS:  His heart was turned off…

Until she turned him on…

Christopher Moore gave up on the idea of love years ago. Now, his life is an endless string of parties and an even longer string of girls. Enjoying the physical perks with none of the emotional mess, hes convinced everyone that hes satisfied—everyone but himself.

Samantha Schultz has moved on with her life. Finishing her student teaching and living with her boyfriend, shes deluded herself into believing shes content. But there is one boy she never forgot—her first love—and she keeps the memory of him locked up tight. She will never allow any man to break her the way Christopher did.

When Christopher’s sister and her family move into a new neighborhood, Christopher is completely unprepared to find Samantha living at the end of the street. Memories and unspent desires send them on collision course of sex, lies, and lust. But when guilt and fear send Samantha running, Christopher will have to fight for what has always been his.

WHAT DID I THINK: 3 out of 5 Stars

This first half of this book I would have given a solid 5 stars.  In the beginning I did not mind the switch in POVs or the random flashbacks because I wanted to know how Samantha and Christopher met and what really happened.  However, when things (the truth) started to come out, I lost my connection to this couple.  I felt betrayed since I invested so much in this couple and wanted the truth like Samantha, but there are only so many “lies” I can handle.  Samantha is too good, therefore, I only wanted to protect her and have her have the best.  That best in my opinion is not what she ended up with.

At times, I felt that parts of the book had too much inner dialogue. There were parts that could have been shortened by not stating every thought or feeling.  I found myself just wanted to get to the parts that would get me to the dialogue.

I knew in the previous books that Christopher was struggling and using women to feel again, I wanted him to be happy.  However, I do not feel very positive about Christopher after this book.   I did not believe his reasoning and position.  This really is a personal preference with the story.   I really adore and enjoy this author.  I know I will read more by her.  My struggle with the book was with Christopher.

 

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Release Blitz “FALL WITH ME” by Jennifer L. Armentrout @inkslingerpr @jlarmentrout #giveaway

We are so excited to bring you the Release Week Blitz for Jennifer L. Armentrout’s, also known as J. Lynn’s, FALL WITH ME!! FALL WITH ME is a New Adult Contemporary Romance and is a part of Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Wait For You Series, published by Avon Romance. We love this series and can’t wait to start reading Roxy and Reece’s story!

 

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FALL WITH ME Synopsis:

Eleven months ago, bartender and weird-shirt-wearing extraordinaire Roxy and Officer Reece Anders had a one night stand. Well, kind of. She’s been in love with him since she was fifteen, and he wishes that night they shared never happened. She’s sworn him off forever, but the past and future collide, forcing her to rely on the one man who broke her heart not once, but twice.

Her best friend since birth has been in a long-term care facility since he became a victim of a hate crime years ago, and the person who put him in there is out of prison and wanting to make amends with him and Roxy. She’s not sure she has room for forgiveness in her and when she begins to receive frightening messages and is on the receiving end of escalating violence, she thinks she knows who is to blame. The man who already destroyed one life already.

But Reece isn’t convinced. The threats are too personal, and even if Roxy doesn’t believe him, he’s not willing to let anyone hurt her. Including himself. He’s already messed up more than once when it comes to Roxy and he’s not going to let history repeat itself.

 

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# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

 

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Review “LOVE AFTER ALL” by Jaci Burton

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By: Jaci Burton

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Release: March 31, 2015

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SYNOPSIS: High school math teacher Chelsea Gardner has the perfect plan. She’s tired of dating all the wrong men, and after years of frustration, she’s developed a foolproof list of requirements for finding “The One.”

Bar owner Sebastian “Bash” Palmer finds Chelsea beautiful, smart and fun, but he thinks her list is ridiculous and unnecessary. Intent on proving Chelsea is looking for love in all the wrong ways, he offers to help her find the “perfect” man.

Chelsea knows Bash isn’t the right guy for her—he barely meets one of her criteria—but there’s something about the charismatic man that has her yearning for things that are most definitely not list approved.

Because sometimes, a relationship that looks totally wrong on paper can turn out incredibly right…

 

WHAT DID I THINK:  3 out of 5 Stars

Chelsea at first got on my nerves.  Her list at first seemed cute, but then it felt very critical of everyone but herself.  The reader can see Chelsea has a heart, but I felt you really had to look for it.

Chelsea made a list of the type of man she only wanted to date.  Such as he had to have a 9 to 5 job, He did not like sports, he could not have any crazy ex-girlfriends (I love this one, but I do love crazy ex-girlfriend drama).  The man has to like fine dining and wine and his perfect vacation getaway is somewhere warm.   Chelsea goes to a bar that Sebastian “Bash” Palmer owns and he is everything that Chelsea does not want in her man.  However, Bash and Chelsea develop a friendship and slowly Chelsea sees that the perfect man may not be what she listed in her list.

Bash was a nice enough hero.  He likes Chelsea but does not want a relationship with any woman.  He had been previously married and does not want to go through that again.

I felt that a lot of detail could have been eliminated.  When I read a book such as this one, I do not want to know what each character ate or thought.  I find myself losing interest when I know each character’s inner thoughts.

I felt this was a nice read if you are looking for something with little angst.

A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

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Blog Tour “ALWAYS YOU” by Stephanie Rose #giveaway @readlovelust @stephroseauthor

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Title: Always You

Author: Stephanie Rose

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: March 26, 2015

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Synopsis

To Samantha Christensen, Lucas Hunter was always the guy—the sexy, smart and unattainable man she pined for throughout college. To Lucas, she was a treasured friend, a younger sister he felt the need to protect. She had a choice—to wait and hope, or to settle.

When they meet again years later, Lucas looks at Samantha and sees a woman he wants—even though she’s not free to take. As they renew their friendship he finds he’s falling hard, and can’t accept any less than all of her.

Samantha realizes there’s hope with Lucas. Will she finally have a chance to be happy with the man she’s always loved, or will obligations and insecurities stand in their way?

Can Samantha and Lucas convince each other that they belong together? That it was Always You?

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“Shit, Sam! Baby Girl, are you okay?”

God, please no. Calling me Baby Girl now was like sticking a knife directly into my already broken heart. Lucas lifted me off the ground to help me stand. He wrapped his arms around me and kissed the top of my head. I always loved when he did that, but now it hurt like hell. It was torturous, but I let myself feel him one last time. I wanted to remember the way he smelled, how his arms felt like home—but he wasn’t my home anymore, and it killed me to know that.

I pushed out of his hold and looked at his face. His beautiful face. His blue eyes were still glassy, but they were red now. I didn’t want to believe what I saw. I wanted to look at the unshed tears growing in Lucas’s eyes and think it meant he really loved me, and he would never ever hurt me.

I saw an empty cab coming up the block and raised my arm to hail it. I must’ve fallen hard as blood trickled down my wrist when I held my hand up. The cab slowed to a stop and I headed to the curb where it waited. I willed myself to stop crying at least until I got inside.

Lucas grabbed my arm again, shaking his head. “You can’t leave like this.” His voice was cracking. “I need you, I love you. You know me, Sam.”

I shook my head sadly. “No. No, I don’t.”

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Stephanie lives in the Bronx, New York with her superhero-obsessed husband and son.

Her day job is marketing, but she always has a story in her head.

This lifelong New Yorker lives for Starbucks, book boyfriends, and 80s rock

After spending most of her youth watching soaps, Stephanie has an obsession with angsty drama and hot romance.

She’s excited to finally bring the characters she’s been dreaming about to life!

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Review “CAPTIVE” by Brighton Walsh

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By: Brighton Walsh

Release: March 24, 2015

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SYNOPSIS: He’s the most dangerous man she’s ever met…and she’s falling in love with him.

Madison Frost is desperate to escape her life. Daughter of a prominent businessman, she has everything a girl could ask for. Except for a family who’s present in her life, and anyone to talk to outside the four walls of the prison she calls home. Madison dreams of one day leaving her life behind. She never thought being kidnapped is how it would happen.

Now she’s being held captive by a man who’s as frightening as he is sinfully gorgeous. Enormous, muscular, and filled with secrets, the man they call Ghost is an enigmatic mercenary, and Madison is trapped with him. She doesn’t know who hired him or why, but the more time she spends at his mercy, the more she realizes he’s not what he seems. Beneath his rough exterior lies an unexpected gentleness and a heart as broken and battered as her own.

But as Madison lets down her walls, Ghost holds tight to his, hiding secrets that could destroy everything.

WHAT DID I THINK: 3 out of 5 Stars

Madison comes from a very rich family, but she is not your typical rich girl.  Madison’s mother is a drunk who Madison has to check on every morning to see if she is still breathing.   Madison’s mother’s well-being and life falls on her shoulders since her father is rarely home.     One day after school, Madison is kidnapped by a man named Ghost.  This is not Ghost’s first kidnapping.  He has been doing it for a while, but this is the first time that he has actually gotten emotionally attached to his victim.

The reader is able to experience what Madison has to go through every morning and also how Ghost and Madison’s relationship develop.  I loved the premise of this book.  It is a light dark.  The hero kidnaps the heroine and holds her captive, but he is very gentle.  Ghost and Madison are very likable characters. I am not sure what it was, but after about 30% there were parts I really liked about the story and others that I felt were lacking.  There was a revolution in the end that I saw coming, but it still kept my interest to see how it would all unfold.

 

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