Dirty (Dive Bar #1) By Kylie Scott

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The last thing Vaughan Hewson expects to find when he returns to his childhood home is a broken hearted bride in his shower, let alone the drama and chaos that comes with her.
Lydia Green doesn’t know whether to burn down the church or sit and cry in a corner. Discovering the love of your life is having an affair on your wedding day is bad enough. Finding out it’s with his best man is another thing all together. She narrowly escapes tying the knot and meets Vaughan only hours later.
Vaughan is the exact opposite of the picture perfect, respected businessman she thought she’d marry. This former musician-turned-bartender is rough around the edges and unsettled. But she already tried Mr. Right and discovered he’s all wrong-maybe it’s time to give Mr. Right Now a chance.
After all, what’s wrong with getting dirty?

MY THOUGHTS
After finding out on her wedding day that her groom is having an affair with his best man Lydia Green escapes over a six foot fence and climbs through the open window of the house next door, only to be found by the owner Vaughn Hewson musician turned barman at his sisters bar called the Dive. Vaughn is the complete opposite to the Mr. Right that Lydia has always been looking for but when the sparks quickly ignite between the two Lydia starts to think that maybe she needs to try her luck with a Mr. Wrong. Unfortunately I just couldn’t get into this book the relationship was too comfortable way too fast, the characters were humorous at times, the sex was ok but the story line was quite boring. It kind of made me wonder if Lydia was just an average looking woman would Vaughn have called the cops and had her arrested for break and entering?

 

Book Reviews- Defense By Sandi Lynn

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Ariana

Betrayal. The pain and rage that consumed me was unbearable. My perfect reality had become my hurtful one. Loss of illusion settled inside me and constricted the air I breathed. I felt as if my entire life was a lie. Fresh out of law school, I needed a new start and to put the pieces of my life back together. When I left Boston and moved to New York, I met Luca Russo, a high powered, sexy attorney who liked control. He took me under his wing and did things for me no other man had ever done. Everything comes with a price, and mine was falling for a man who couldn’t return my affection. Then one night tragedy struck and he needed my help. That was the night I became his defense.

Luca
There wasn’t anyone or anything I couldn’t control. I thrived on it. It made me who I was. Some called me ruthless because I played dirty in the courtroom, and some called me a man-whore because I liked to sleep with women but refused to give them anything more. I was a thirty-year-old man with the world at his fingertips. I had a successful career that I loved, a luxury apartment on Park Avenue, and the company of any beautiful woman I wanted at any time. Then Ariana Williams walked into my firm and left me breathless. The chemistry between us was undeniable. But I had a past and a secret I never wanted her to know, so I had to walk away. Then one tragic night I needed her, and now she holds the fate of my life in her hands.

MY THOUGHTS
Ariana Williams fresh out of law school and on the brink of taking her bar exam leaves her family home when she finds out they have been keeping a secret from her for her whole life. Needing a new start Ariana moves to New York meeting up with an old BFF who gets Ariana a job as a temporary secretary at the law firm that she works for. High powered lawyer Luca Russo takes Ariana under his wing and arranges not only for somewhere for her to live but also for her to take her bar exam then hires her as his own attorney when he is framed for murder. I have read other books by this author and really enjoyed them, but this book started off with promise that quickly spiraled into a ridiculous, immature relationship between an arrogant alpha who buys Ariana’s attentions and she takes it all. The sex was mediocre, the characters were really annoying, shallow and immature and the story line was predictable and boring.

Book Reviews- Racer By Katy Evans

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A bad boy with something to prove.
A woman with a mission.
The race of their lives.
The love of a lifetime.
I don’t think his parents expected him to live up to his name—Racer Tate—but once he felt the adrenaline rush behind the wheel, he was addicted.
He’s the fastest, fiercest driver around.
Scouting new talent brings me to his doorstep…
but his smile sends me to my knees.
The sexy, mysterious Racer Tate is not the kind of man a girl like me falls for. He’s secretive, reckless, elusive. But his proximity pushes me beyond reason, and his kiss….
This is our last chance to win, and he is our only hope. I’m supposed to watch him—make sure he doesn’t get into trouble. But it’s an impossible task. And now the one in heart wrenching, toe-curling, soul-crushing trouble is me. Because when your heart belongs to someone, their truths become your own, and their secrets become your salvation…or your curse.
He says he wants me. He says I’m the One. But he also thinks he’ll break my heart, one piece at a time until it’s gone.

MY THOUGHTS
Lana Heyworth is on a mission to save her ailing fathers car racing team which also consists of her 3 older brothers and is in need of some new blood. After seeing the promising talent of street car racer, Racer Tate in action Lana sweet talks him into driving for their team on their tour around the world. As soon as racer sets his eyes on Lana all he wants is her, forever.
I have been following this series all the way through and have loved every book so it pains me to say that this book was a huge disappointment. The characters were weak and at times way over the top with their actions and decisions and so sickly sweet, the sex was hot and plenty of it but the story line was mediocre and predictable.

Book Reviews- Hot As Puck By Lili Valente

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I am the world’s biggest dating failure. We’re talking my last date went home with our waitress kind of failure.
But I have an ace in the back pocket of my mom jeans–my sexy-as-sin best friend, NHL superstar forward, Justin Cruise.
Justin owes me favors dating back to seventh grade, long before he became a hotshot with a world famous…stick. So in return for my undying platonic loyalty, all I want is an easy-peasy crash course on how to be a sex goddess.
How hard can it be?

I have never been so hard in my life.
The things I want to do to my sweet, kindergarten-teaching, mitten-crocheting best friend Libby Collins are ten different kinds of wrong. Maybe twenty.
But I’m a firm believer in teaching by example, and by the end of our first lesson, we’ve graduated to a hands on approach to her education: my hands all over her, her hands all over me, and her hot mouth melting beneath mine as I prove to her there isn’t a damned thing wrong with the way she kisses.

MY THOUGHTS
Libby Collins, the sweet kindergarten teacher has been friends with NHL superstar Justin Cruise since they were kids, but Libby has a problem her dating skills are terrible and now she wants Justin to teach her how to date successfully. Justin is happy to oblige his friend although he is also a firm believer of the hands on approach, and once these two get their hands on each other there is a chemical explosion that neither expected. I really like this book it was a very sweet but hot read, the relationship between the characters was a beautiful friendship that turns into a hot love affair that works in a wonderful and humorous way. The story line is engaging and funny with lots of sex and hot crocheting tips.

Book Reviews- All About The D By Lex Martin & Leslie McAdam

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I’m known for being formal. Meticulous. Professional.
So you’d never suspect I spend my nights photographing my impressive junk for a NSFW blog. Don’t roll your eyes. I’m not bragging. I have millions of followers who’ll tell you they live for my posts.
I’m like a superhero, saving humanity one dick pic at a time.
Except leading a double life means I need someone to help me protect my anonymity, so that no one, especially my family, ever discovers my online celebrity.
When I call one of the most respected law firms in town, I expect quality legal advice and confidentiality. Not a sinfully sexy attorney whose dangerous curves and soul-piercing gray eyes make me want to personally demonstrate my particular skill set.
I shouldn’t be tempted.
Especially when she knows all of my best-kept secrets. But everyone has a breaking point. And I’ve met mine.
* All About the D is a full-length standalone and FREE on Kindle Unlimited. Due to adult situations and sexual content, it’s recommended for readers over the age of 18.

MY THOUGHTS-
When lawyer Evie is contacted by a prospective client looking for representation, she has to think hard, you see Joshua is a blogger with a huge following on his blog named “All about the D”. What started out as a dare turned into a popular site where he anonymously and artfully posts pictures of his “Big D”, now Josh has been approached by a sex toy company wanting to cash in on his fame with a lucrative deal, which is great, except Josh is from a very prominent family and he really needs to protect his and their identity in the process and that’s where Evie comes in. I would have to say at the beginning of this book I thought the subject was a little shallow but it turned out to be such an entertaining and hilarious read. The comedy between these two characters was great and the story line was interesting, and the sex was pretty hot too. This is a great romantic comedy.

Book Reviews- Stand By A.L Jackson

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“PURE BEAUTY IN WORDS. Stand shatters and SINGS to the SOUL, making the heart both soar and bleed.” ~Karen, Bookalicious Babes Blog
Zachary Kennedy has never been known as a fighter, but he’ll never regret fighting for her…
I’m Zee Kennedy.
Quiet. Reserved. Predictable.
When my brother died, everyone thought I was just the good guy who stepped up to take his place in the band.
No one knew what I was hiding. The one thing I’ve been fighting for.
For seven years, I’ve never lost focus.
Not until one chance encounter with Alexis Kensington.
Now she’s become my greatest temptation.
I knew better than to touch her, but now that I’ve had a taste, I can’t get enough.
Her kiss becomes my air. Her body my salvation.
She needed a savior and somehow she became mine.
Taking her was a betrayal. But keeping her means risking everything.
One look at Alexis Kensington, and I know she’s worth the fight.
Will my past continue to keep me down or will I finally find the strength to pull myself up and Stand…

MY THOUGHTS
In book six of the bleeding stars series we follow the secrets, regrets and torment of Zachary Kennedy, the younger brother of rock band Saunder drummer Mark Kennedy. Zachary better known as Zee takes on the responsibilities of Marks mistakes when Marks life is sadly cut short from an overdose, always the protector and fixer Zee put his own life on hold for his late brother, even when he meets Alexis Kensington who becomes his biggest temptation but also his biggest salvation.
Loved it, total pure passion and depth to this story line it took me in so deep I didn’t want to escape. The characters are so emotionally connected and vulnerable and so easy to love. Narrated by Zach Webber and Andi Arndt this is such a great read.

Book Reviews- Broken Angel: Wes: A Military Romance By Kristy Gibs

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I blamed myself for months; As his sergeant I should have been able to stop him- I should have kept my promise to look after the love of his life.
Wesley Johnson was left with not only scars from the explosion that killed his beloved friend Matt in Afghanistan but a promise to his best friend that he would take care of his fiance. He never expected to fall in love with Angelina but after he met her for the first time, he knew he could never live without her.
This is book 2 of the Broken Angel series but can be read as a stand alone. This book starts from the beginning of the story of Angelina and Wesley but from his side.

MY THOUGHTS

This is Book 2 in this series and is told from Wesley’s point of view. Still struggling with his own pain and scars Wes is also battling with his emotions and torn feelings for Angelina, the fiancee of his best friend who was killed by an IED in Afghanistan. What starts as a supportive friendship quickly spirals into a love that they both need. This was such a touching and beautiful read, with a deep emotional pull these two characters have towards each other through their mutual relationship with an unforgettable hero killed in action

Book Reviews- Drunk Dial By Penelope Ward

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It seemed like a good idea at the time. Look up Landon Roderick, that boy from childhood whom I’d never been able to forget—even though he so easily forgot about me—and call him.
Then again, anything sounds like a good idea when you’ve had a little too much wine before bed, right? It was supposed to be just a quick, meaningless, prank call. Instead, I went off on him—unloading thirteen years of pent-up emotions.
I didn’t think he’d call me back.
I certainly could never have anticipated the weeks of sexually tense phone conversations that followed as I got to know the man he’d become.
Turned out, Landon had never really forgotten me, either. That special connection we had was still there. I opened up to him, but there were also things about me he didn’t know. And he had his own secrets.
Over the countless hours we talked on the phone, I wondered what would happen if we actually saw each other. One night, I did something impulsive again. Only this time, I went to the airport and booked a ticket to California. We were about to find out if one phone call could bring two lost souls together or if my drunk dial really was all just a big mistake.

MY THOUGHTS
When belly dancer Rana decides to drunk dial her childhood friend Landon Roderick to let him know how much he had hurt her feelings when he moved away when they were kids, she didn’t figure that he would start calling her back with hurt feelings of his own. So what starts out as a drunken dial mistake turns into a long distance romance between two people with a lot to hide. This story was up and down for me, it started out with great promise until Rana sends Landon a sexy picture right of the bat of just her back so I was thinking she may have terrible scars instead she turns out to be pretty shallow and vain in what she’s hiding. Then Landon tells her that he needs a photo of her front on and until she sends one there will be no more phone conversations between them, really? The sex was mediocre and unfortunately both characters were shallow and boring. The story line was pretty slow and predictable I’m afraid for me this was not one of Penelope Ward’s best.

Book Reviews- Beneath The Truth By Meghan March

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I used to believe there were lines in life you don’t cross.
Don’t lie. Don’t cheat. Don’t steal.
Until I learned people don’t always practice what they preach.
I turned in my badge and gun and walked away from everything.
Then I got the call no one wants, and I’m back in New Orleans.
What I don’t expect is for her to be here too.
Another line you don’t cross?
Don’t touch your best friend’s little sister.
She’s always been off-limits.
Too bad I don’t follow the rules anymore.
**May absolutely be read as a standalone!**
MY THOUGHTS
Beneath the truth had an explosive beginning literally and an emotional explosive ending. When former detective Rhett Hennessy returns home to find his family home has gone up in explosive flames, Rhett is determined to clear his father’s bad name of being a bad cop and finding out who is responsible for blowing up the family home. Rhett is thrown together with his best friends little sister Ariel Simpson now a powerful CEO of her own computer company. Ariel thought she had gotten over her childhood crush on Rhett until they need to come together to save each other from someone evil. I have loved this whole series, every book has been brilliant and this one was no exception. The characters were lovable, strong and engaging. The sex was hot. The story line was full of twists and turns and threats that no-one could ever see coming, and it all concludes with a final visit from all the characters from the previous books. Very sad to see this series end.

Book Reviews- Blind Date By Bella Jewel

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After the death of her husband four years ago, Hartley Watson is finally ready to meet someone–and maybe even have a second chance at love. But then, just as her dating life seems to be getting started, Hartley is struck with a horrifying realization: Someone is watching her. Entering her own home. Even knows the intimate details of her life. How else to explain the strange deliveries, or the sudden appearance of mementos from her dead spouse–ones that she had kept for so long in storage?

If only Hartley could know for sure whether what is happening to her is real or if her grief is making her lose touch with reality. Those around her aren’t convinced that she’s being stalked, nor is the wonderful, supportive man Hartley’s started dating. The exciting new life she has created for herself is slowly becoming a nightmare. . .How can Hartley seek protection when nobody believes that she’s at risk–and the only one in the world she can trust is herself?
MY THOUGHTS
Hartley Watson didn’t think life could get any harder after losing her husband in a car accident 4 years ago she still struggles with the loss, until she finally gives in to her best friend’s determination to get her back out into the dating world by signing her up to an online dating site called blind date. After a few uncomfortable dates with unsuitable men Hartley meets Jacob and they seem to be getting along until strange things start happening around Hartley’s home and she comes to the realization that someone is not only watching her every move but infiltrating her life through her dead husband. Turning to her broody, hot neighbor detective Ace Hennesy for help where together they embark in a race against the evil plans of a serial killer, finding an emotional connection along the way. I really liked this although the story line was very predictable it was still an interesting read, the characters were likable and compatible with each other and the sex was hot. Narrated by Joe Arden and Maxine Mitchell.

Anaconda By Lauren Landish

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They say size doesn’t matter…
Football star and internet sensation Gavin “Anaconda” Adams is the biggest celebrity our little town has ever seen.
But I had no idea who he was when I accidentally walked in on him naked.
I was shocked, seeing all of him, a cocky grin on his face. I didn’t know what to do.
So I ran.
Now I’m in a world of trouble. No matter what I do, I can’t get that image out of my head. His strong muscular thighs. His washboard abs. His big, throbbing, toe-curling… Jesus!
To make matters worse, Gavin wants a date with me. He’s seen the lust in my eyes, and he’s not taking no for an answer. I should tell him to get lost. He’s nothing but trouble, and he’s only here for a week.
But with one look, I go weak in the knees. And whenever I hear his deep, rich voice, I feel my defenses crumbling.
It’s only one night. What could it hurt?
Anaconda is a full-length Sexy Romantic Comedy with an HEA, no cheating, and no cliffhanger!
MY THOUGHTS
Football star Gavin Adams is trying out a little acting in his off season in the hope it will improve his playboy image and to get away from his nickname Anaconda that he acquired during a filmed slip up that showed the world his junk. While he’s filming he is staying at a local hotel where Brianna is working her way through business college as a maid, when Brianna accidentally walks in on a naked Gavin in his room one morning sparks fly between them and she gets to experience the anaconda first hand. This was quite a painful read as I should have realized by the immature title, the story line was a typical rich pro footballer meets poor maid and sweeps her off her feet which would have been alright if it wasn’t so boring. The sex was mediocre, and the characters were so boring and depressing. Others might like this book but unfortunately this was not for me.

 Obsession By Nancy Chastain

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I glanced up, and was filled with warmth and need all the way to my toes. Dillion was standing there, only in his boxers, arms crossed over his chest, causing his muscles to bulge. I swallowed hard, my mouth suddenly dry. He was gorgeous. When he touched me, I melted. I was in love with this man.
My God she is gorgeous, Dillion thought as he leaned against the door jamb and watched her hips sway to the music. At that moment, he knew he was in love with her.
She is mine. I watched over her as she slept. I had read her innermost thoughts. Sara will realize that she loves me, not Dillion. I will have her no matter what.

MY THOUGHTS

When legal assistant at a law firm in Oklahoma City Sara accidentally bumps into Dillion at a club one night she wanted to give him a piece of her mind, but she didn’t expect the instant chemistry that exploded between them that night and instead she ends up giving him a piece of her heart and they fall into an easy comfortable relationship until strange things start to happen around Sara making her feel uneasy and prey to an unknown stalker putting Dillion into protection mode he takes Sara away to his family ranch where their romance blossoms into love. I really like this book, it was such a sweet read. The characters were lovable and the story line interesting and engaging until the final twist that wasn’t expected.

Hollywood Scandal By Louise Bay

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HE’S A HOLLYWOOD SUPERSTAR. SHE’S LITERALLY THE GIRL NEXT DOOR

One of Hollywood’s A-listers, I have the movie industry in the palm of my hand. But if I’m going to stay at the top, my playboy image needs an overhaul. No more tabloid headlines. No more parties. And absolutely no more one night stands.

Filming for my latest blockbuster takes place on the coast of Maine and I’m determined to stay out of trouble. But trouble finds me when I run into Lana Kelly.
She doesn’t recognize me, she’s never heard of Matt Easton and my million dollar smile doesn’t work on her.

Ego shredded, I know I should keep my distance, but when I realize she’s my neighbor I know I’m toast. There’s no way I can resist temptation when it’s ten yards away.

She has a mouth designed for pleasure and legs that will wrap perfectly around my waist. She’s movie star beautiful and her body is made to be mine.

Getting Lana Kelly into my bed is harder than I’m used to. She’s not interested in the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, but I’m determined to convince her the best place in the world is on the red carpet, holding my hand.

I could have any woman in the world, but all I want is the girl next door.

A sexy, standalone romance.

MY THOUGHTS
When Hollywood A-lister Matt Easton has to rent a cottage on the Coast of Maine while he’s filming his latest movie he thought he had his life all planned out, get himself a series of blockbuster movies and clean his playboy image up by having a fake steady girlfriend. Until he meets his sassy neighbor and jewelry designer Lana Kelly, Lana loves her small town and anonymity and PDA. But for the time that Matt is living next door to her the chemistry between them becomes stronger than they expected. I really liked this story both Matt and Lana are just so sweet together and their emotional connection was very natural and beautiful. The sex was very hot and steamy and the story line interesting and tender. Narrated by the brilliant and sexy duo Andi Arndt & Sebastian York.

Hooked By Brenda Rothert

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From the author of the On the Line and Fire on Ice hockey romance series comes a sultry novel featuring a brooding NHL player who’s hell on skates—and the no-nonsense woman who forces him to clean up his act.

Miranda: Even though I’m broke, putting myself through college, and working two jobs, I’m trying to make the best of it. Meanwhile, Jake Birch, hockey’s hottest bad boy, lives in a luxury hotel in downtown Chicago—and still complains about every little thing in his penthouse. But after I tell him off, instead of getting me fired, Jake requests me as his personal housekeeper. Then he starts flirting with me. Only I’m not flirting back . . . at least, I’m trying not to. Did I mention that he’s hockey’s hottest bad boy?

Jake: I’ve met the best woman at the worst possible time. Miranda is the fire to my ice—a sexy, charmingly candid spark who breaks down my walls and reminds me what it’s like to feel again. But I’m being forced to date my team owner’s daughter to keep my job, so I can’t be caught with Miranda. Still, we’re getting closer—until Miranda finds out about my “girlfriend.” And that’s not the only secret I’ve been keeping. But Miranda’s the one I want . . . even if she doesn’t believe me.

MY THOUGHTS

Jake Birch the cocky NHL player is forced to live at the Dupont hotel while his apartment is being renovate. Jack has some deep trust issues and emotionally has cut himself off from caring about anything besides playing hockey and getting laid, that is until he meets Miranda who is working two jobs to put herself through college and one of those jobs happens to be cleaning Jake’s penthouse suite at the Dupont. Jake is drawn to Miranda’s honesty and strength and she is the only woman who has managed to break down his walls and reminded him how to live again. This is a typical rich playboy, sports star meets poor, struggling girl and sweeps her off her feet, the characters were ok, the story line was mediocre, the sex was hot but very long awaited. Narrated by Kristen Leigh & Lee Samuals.