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Book Review-The Master by Kresely Cole

The MasterTitle: The Master
Author: Kresley Cole
Series: The Game Maker (2)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Format: EPub
Release Date: February 17 2015
Pages: 448
Acquired: Self Bought
Genre: Contemporary Romance
ISBN: 978-1-4516-5010-5

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Book Review-The Professional by Kresley Cole

The ProfessionalTitle: The Professional
Author: Kresley Cole
Series: The Game Maker (1)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release Date: May 6 2014
Pages: 400
Acquired: Self Bought
Genre: Contemporary Romance
ISBN: 978-1-4767-6231-9

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Book Review-Pursued by Evangeline Anderson

Title: Pursued 
Author: Evangeline Anderson 
Series: Brides of the Kindred 
Release Date: June 20 2012 
Format: E Pub 
Pages: 454
Genre: Science Fiction Romance 

Blurb

Elise is fractured inside, stained by a past she refuses to remember.

Merrick is scarred both inside and out, a half-breed with a brutal background, at home nowhere in the universe.

Now they are tied together by an unstable bond which could kill them both.

Their journey will take them to the lawless planet of Rageron—the wildest of all the Kindred worlds. There, in the deep blue jungles of an alien world, Elise must bare her soul and relive the horror that nearly killed her. Can she and Merrick make each other whole or will Elise run from her pain?

If she does, Merrick cannot help but chase her…Elise is being Pursued.

My Review


Summary 

Merrick and Elise have just returned back to Earth, after Merrick rescued Elise, where she was tortured and only she knows how damaged she is. From the first moment that Elise meets Merrick she is drawn to him. When they return to Earth, he learns that she is engaged, but having been so consumed with thoughts of Merrick, she forgets to tell him before its too late. Now he has washed his hands of her, but when they learn that her life is in danger, and only Merrick can save her, they are forced together. Elise knows that she loves Merrick, and that they have a bond, but they are told that when she was rescued, they made a “artificial” bond, which is unhealthy and will eventually kill them both. So they are sent on a mission, to go to “Rageron”, the most wild of all the Kindred worlds, and they will have to go to the “Deep Blue” jungle, that is infamous for the danger and where the Ancients run it with a tight fist. The danger escalates when they have to steal a certain plant, that is the key to breaking their bond. As they face the dangers of the jungle together, they will learn of sacrifice and that true love can conquer any…no matter the torments of their pasts or the unhealthy bond they have to break…but will that love still be there when their bond breaks or will it be erased?

The Hero 

Merrick, is considered not a true kindred, he is looked at as scarred, and an outcast and has been looked down upon ever since he was born. His father died when he was young, and through a twist of fate and circumstances, was scarred and tormented. Merrick doesn’t believe that he has any redeemable qualities until he meets Elise…whose torment more than matches his own. Merrick…oh Merrick….what a hero we have here. He was breathtakingly gorgeous, sweet and patient, and did he know how to give a gal a orgasm. He is sexy, and his scars, they don’t matter to our heroine of the story. Merrick is strong and when you learn of his past, well he earned many “brownie” points in my book. He tends to get a bit impatient and stubborn, but I love how he is with Elise. He is the true match for her.

The Heroine 

Elise, suffers from a torment of her own, one that goes back further than when she was captured. A memory she keeps hidden even from herself. Elise, because of her past, considers herself unworthy of Merrick. She loves him, but she knows that she is damaged goods…what man could want her when he learns the truth? Elise was the type of heroine, that you just want to give comfort to. My heart just broke for her, and despite everything you learn about her, you see how strong she is, especially when it comes to the man that she loves. You see what she is willing to sacrifice for Merrick. Elise at first seems fragile, but as you see her courage and inner strength manifest itself through the story, your respect for her grows in the story. I just adored her

Plot and Story Line 

Now I want to warn those of you, you haven’t read this (shame on you all) *grins* then you need to start with the first book. Now there is about 14 installments…I know that is alot. And boy does this author write fast. Geez, I can barely keep up. And each story keeps getting better as the series gets more entrenched. But you really need to start from the beginning, and the good news is that they aren’t expensive books at all. And considering the quality, and the length…its a great deal at 2.99 or a couple of the books are at 3.99–but that is a great deal and I would highly recommend you try this author out and soon. Ever since I discovered this series, I have loved every moment. Now this series is in the Erotica genre…but would I consider it full on Erotica? No, its pretty close to mainstream but not quite, since the sex scenes are pretty HOT!! But the plus is that there is a great plot and story line with each of the books. In Pursued, we have two that have developed a close bond to each other, and there is only one way to break it…they have to steal a plan from a planet full of danger. There is quite a bit that happens in this story, and since its over 400 pages, it really takes you on a whirlwind of adventure, suspense, and romance. You won’t get bored with this one, in fact, I would say its one of the most intense of installments that I have read so far. Now even though there are plenty of steamy scenes, in retrospect its pretty light until the later half. When you look at Elise and see what torments her, you understand, and boy will you love Merrick even more. Because really, its rare to find a hero like this one. This story is full of some twists and a couple of shocks…and you might need a box of tissues handy. Because I was seriously balling on my break at work!! The writing is superb and enthralling. I was completely drawn in from page one.There are so many things that I loved about this book, and I think the one thing I didn’t like was the fiance’s role in the story, but it did add a bit of flair to the story though.  It had everything I was expecting from Evangeline Anderson, and I can’t wait until the next book.

Cover 

This cover is so different from others I have seen, but it does go along with the “science fiction” theme.  What I love is the bold colors, and how they blend together in the mniddle, where the couple pose is focused. Definitely a pretty cover, and one of my favorites for the series.

Overall View

Pursued is a thrilling addition to the Kindred series by Evangeline Anderson. This author tells a tale of emotional struggles, a desire that ignites, and a love story that will warm you on a cold winters night. A tale of sacrifice and the power of true love. A TRUE TREASURE!!
Favorite Quote

“Let me tell you something, baby.” he said, his voice going hoarse.
“Last night was the best fucking sex I’ve ever had in my life and it wasn’t even really sex. You know why that was? Because it was with you.”

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This was an act of love, pure and simple. And by taking her so slowly and gently, Merrick was wiping away all the earlier, bad memories she had of this act. Wiping them away and replacing them with beautiful memories, feelings of love and trust instead of hurt and terror and betrayal. There was no room for bad emotions here–there was only the bliss of being one with her man and it was the best feeling Elise had ever known.

My Rating

5 Blossoms

Heat Level

Steamy

Series Order

Claimed (1)
Hunted (2)
Sought (3)
Found (4)
Revealed (5)

Pursued (6)
Exiled(7)
Shadowed (8)
Chained (9)
Divided(10)

Devoured (11)

Enhanced (12)

Cursed (13)

Enslaved (14)

Book Review-Darkness by Laurann Dohnner

Darkness
New Species (12)
Laurann Dohner
Ellora’s Cave
E Book
Published September 23 2014
271 Pages
Paranormal Romance
ISBN: 9781419993183
Author’s Website 

Kat’s boss wants dirt on the NSO. She is sent to Homeland undercover but everything goes wrong as soon as she enters the front gates. She is arrested by a big, powerful, sexy New Species but she is not frightened. He turns her on and things heat up fast between them. Now, she just hopes he does not break her heart.

Darkness admires Kat’s courage but he cannot trust anything she says. He hasn’t been with a female for years because he knows he is too damaged. He is not mate material, despite his desire to possess her in every way. Darkness fears losing control—the one thing that defines his life. He doesn’t think he can tear down the protective walls he’s built, even for her.

Inside Scoop: Kat never realized how much fun handcuffs and dominant males could be until she discovered her kinky side through Darkness’ need for control.

My Review

Kat works for the FBI, and her boss has sent her on a mission, undercover to Homeland and discover secrets on the NSO. However despite her order, Kat has no intention of spying or getting dirt on them for her boss. She has more respect for herself than that. All she plans is to teach some classes, and meet some New Species, but when she arrives something goes horribly wrong, and she ends up being arrested by Darkness-a big and intimidating New Species, but Kat isn’t afraid in the least, she only feels a attraction to this man who stirs her like no other has ever done. Darkness knows he will never be a good male, he has a dark past and has gone through things that not many other species have. He is damaged and refuses to even try a real relationship with anyone, his brother or this woman that stirs him up. There is a instant attraction between Darkness and Kat, but Darkness refuses to let Kat into his heart, and begins pushing her away, but only when Darkness will face his past and fears, will he be able to hold onto Kat, a woman of integrity and spirit.

Darkness is number twelve in the New Species series by Laurann Dohner. Now I just have loved this series, and due to a blogger friend of mine, who got me hooked on Fury-the first book in the series, I was hooked on this series and this author. Now even though this is erotica romance, it has never really felt like it to me. There is always such a focus on the building of a relationship and the love aspect…but there are plenty of HOT and sexy scenes to satisfy anyone…but I will always recommend this series..I have just adored the way that Dohner has created this world of her, and I have been wanting to read Darkness for quite some time. He is one of the darker new species in the series, but what a story this one was. Now Darkness has some real issues, and for that he pushes Kat away…and sometimes I just wanted to knock his head with a brick…just to knock some common sense into the guy. But Kat, Oh how I loved her. She is a fighter and has quite a spirited personality and gives everything she has, and I loved how she doesn’t back down from Darkness. She is really to match him in every step, and she isn’t one to back down from a fight. She is definitely great for Darkness and I enjoyed seeing these two come together.

Now there is a bit of light bondage in the story…but nothing more than handcuffs, and I am not a huge fan of the BDSM action, but in reality there isn’t much of it in this one…which I was happy about. There is quite a few of HOT scenes that will really make you turn on the Air Conditioning but what a wonderful way this author develops a story even will all the bedroom scenes. What I really enjoyed about this one, is seeing Darkness really develop as a character from beginning to end. You see him face some really tough issues and I loved him getting his HEA, he definitely deserved it. We also see more of Fury which was awesome and many of the other characters from previous books. I found this latest installment…intense, vibrant in emotion, and a plot that is ever moving…try to keep up!!! WELL DONE!!

My Grade 
4 Blossoms

Heat Rating 
Steamy

Other Books in Series
Fury
Slade
Valiant
Justice
Brawn
Wrath
Tiger
Obsidian
Shadow
Moon
True
Smiley

Short ARC Book Review-Never Seduce A Sheikh by Jackie Ashenden

Never Seduce A Sheikh
Jackie Ashenden
E Book
Acquired: Netgalley
Tule Publishing
Published October 2014
ISBN: 9781940296876
Authors Website 

Synopsis
How deep into the darkness will she have to go to help bring him into the light?

Oil baronness Lily Harkness isn’t so much steel magnolia as titanium cactus. She’s used to living in a man’s world and when she plays, she plays to win. She wants exclusive oil rights to ensure her company remains at the top and she’s not walking away empty handed.

Sheikh Isma’il al Zahara rules his country his way. Always in command, he has his own plans for his country’s oil and it’s not just about the money. But he’s intrigued by the buttoned up business woman who’s come to his country to strike a deal. He can’t help but wonder what’s beneath her icy facade.

Lily’s desires are buried down deep, but her attraction to Isma’il is too strong to deny. Will seducing the sheikh cost Lily her body and her soul?

My Review

Sheikh Isma’il Zahara has plans for his country, and he knows his people and will do whatever it takes to stay in command and do what is good, which is why he must always be in control. He has plans for his country’s oil, and is looking for someone that will help and aid his country. Lily Harkness, is a CEO and businesswoman, she gets the job done, and has dealt with many arrogant men, but she isn’t ready for this commanding sheikh who rattles her. Lily has desires that she hides even from herself, she has a dangerous past that she wouldn’t dare reveal to anyone, but Isma’il shows her desire and a seduction so deep he takes control of her heart and soul…but will she be able to do the same with this Shekih that exudes power and command…

Never Seduce A Sheikh is a contemporary romance, and deals with quite a bit of some darker issues that if you are looking for a light read, this isn’t it. It has some darker elements that really suck the reader in and make you think about certain issues. In the beginning of the story, its all about business and transactions and agreements, the Shekih shows Lily that there is more to life than a contract. Lily is fully invested in gaining this oil agreement, so she doesn’t see the bond forming between them until she can’t resist him. Both Lily and Isma’il have dark pasts, but in this erotic romance, we see them share every dark secret, and there is quite a power in this story that draws you in. This story is a shorter read, so you will just breeze through it the moment you get into it, which for me happened very quickly and I just couldn’t get enough. The characters are very vividly written and the author does a splendid job in portraying them in a way that captures you. And even though I am not a huge fan of erotica, I like more romance in the story, however in this one, I felt like there was quite a bit of intensity in the romance department, and how this story is all about overcoming and facing the past to embrace the love they share. A enthralling read to take hold of you and not let go!! A CAPTIVATING LOVE STORY!!

My Grade
4 Blossoms

Heat Rating
Blazing

Book Review-Reaper’s Property by Joanna Wylde

Reaper’s Property
Reapers MC (1)
Joanna Wylde
Ellora’s Cave
E Book
Acquired: Purchased
Published January 9 2013
264 Pages
Contemporary Romance
Authors Website

Synopsis 
 Marie doesn’t need a complication like Horse. The massive, tattooed, badass biker who shows up at her brother’s house one afternoon doesn’t agree. He wants Marie on his bike and in his bed. Now.

But Marie just left her abusive jerk of an ex-husband and she’s not looking for a new man. Especially one like Horse—she doesn’t know his real name or where he lives, she’s ninety percent certain he’s a criminal and that the “business” he talks with her brother isn’t website design. She needs him out of her life, which would be a snap if he’d just stop giving her mind-blowing orgasms.

Horse is part of the Reapers Motorcycle Club, and when he wants something, he takes it. What he wants is Marie, but she’s not interested in becoming “property of”.

Then her brother steals from the club. Marie can save him by giving Horse what he wants—at home, in public, on his bike… If she’s a very, very good girl, she’ll get lots more of those orgasms only he can offer, and he’ll let her brother live.
Maybe.

My Review 

Marie has finally built up the courage to leave her husband who abused her, and she couldn’t stand it anymore. So now she is living with her brother, looking for a job, and didn’t see the big scary biker like Horse to come roaring into her life and tilt her world upside down. When she first meets him, Horse and his biker friends, have business with her brother, and business she has no knowledge of, and part of her doesn’t want to get involved. Even though he makes her body burn, she just wants Horse out of life, he is way out of what she ever imagined, and he intimidates and her feelings for him start to scare him. Then one day when she walks into her home, she finds her brother has cheated them, and they are about to kill him, and only thing will appease them and save her brothers life….Marie in Horse’s bed. Horse is part of the Reaper’s Motorcycle Club, a club that is family, and a brotherhood, and he would give his life for. He has wanted Marie since he first saw her, and doesn’t hide it. As he begins to start to care for her and would love for her to be his in every way, her brothers messes up and the only thing that will save her brother will if he can convince her to be his and he can claim her as he has wanted to for quite some time now!!

I finally decided that I needed to try this one out!! For quite some time I have seen so many high ratings and reviews for this story, and I will admit I normally don’t read biker romances…ever. However I changed my mind ( I am a woman after all, its in my genetic makeup). and I decided that this was a story I would really like, and like it….scratch that…I LOVED it!!! I couldn’t even put this one down, it had such a compelling voice to the story that just drew me in from the first page. If I had known Wylde wrote like this, I would have read her long ago. I am a idiot for waiting so long. Before I read this, I thought it had a darker theme to the story, but as I was reading it, I really didn’t feel that at all. The romance between Marie and Horse is actually quite sweet and romantic in the beginning, its almost like they are doing this dating dance, and Horse even takes her on a picnic…I KNOW. Bad ass Biker dude taking a girl out on a picnic, never saw that one coming. Now Horse has rough edges that is for sure, but he has a soft spot for Marie. But then Marie messes up their relationship, and it becomes strained, and then her brothers cheats the club, and now she will have to pay, in Horse’s bed, to do with in whatever way he likes. The story is full of flashback in the beginning, and normally I hate flashback, but with the voice of this author on every page, I fell in love with it and the style of the way it turns out.

I really couldn’t help but loving this one….everything about this story I adored. I don’t even know why, since the synopsis makes it seem really harsh and rough, but with the way the story begins, and the emotion that is riddled through the story, and how even though technically its erotica, it had such a exciting plot, that it didn’t seem like one, it seems more like a contemporary romance, and gives off a swoon inducing effect that will make you hungry for more~~ I can hardly wait to read the rest of the series….found a new favorite author, and I am going to follow this series. This story made me fall in love with bikers and intense chemistry that only Joanna Wylde can do in her very unique storytelling voice!!! A WICKED PAGE TURNER!!

My Grade 
5 Blossoms

Heat Rating
Blazing

Other Books In Series 
Reaper’s Legacy
Devil’s Game
Reaper’s Stand

ARC Book Review-Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh

Rock Addiction
Rock Kiss (1)
Nalini Singh
TKA Distribution
E Book
Published September 2014
312 Pages
Contemporary Romance
ISBN:  9781937776985
Authors Website 

Synopsis 
A bad boy wrapped in a sexy, muscled, grown-up package might be worth a little risk…

Molly Webster has always followed the rules. After an ugly scandal tore apart her childhood and made her the focus of the media’s harsh spotlight, she vowed to live an ordinary life. No fame. No impropriety. No pain. Then she meets Zachary Fox, a tattooed bad boy rocker with a voice like whiskey and sin, and a touch that could become an addiction.

A one-night stand with the hottest rock star on the planet, that’s all it was meant to be…

Fox promises scorching heat and dangerous pleasure, coaxing Molly to extend their one-night stand into a one-month fling. After that, he’ll be gone forever, his life never again intersecting with her own. Sex and sin and sensual indulgence, all with an expiration date. No ties, no regrets. Too late, Molly realizes it isn’t only her body that’s become addicted to Fox, but her heart…

My Review

I received this ARC in return for a honest review though Netgalley and Nalini Singh.

Molly Webster has no inclination to involve herself with Zachary Fox. Her childhood was ripped in shreds with her father’s scandal, and she knows what the media can do do a person. She has taken years to recover from it. Molly’s sister manages the band that Fox is a part of. And when she runs into him, they have a passionate and sizzling one night stand and she never expected Zachary to extend that one night stand to a full month. They propose a plan for her to disguise herself, that won’t draw attention, but Zachary starts to show her desire and all she expects is a sensual month of pleasure, but with a expiration date, never knowing of Zachary’s true intentions. Zachary, has always wanted Molly, and when he sees her again, he means to show her what he can give her, and when things begin to get complicated, he will need to convince Molly of his true devotion and hope he can win her love and her heart…

For years I have come to admire Nalini Singh with her paranormal shifter series, and when I heard she had a new contemporary series coming out, I was unsure what it would be like. Since this story is so different from anything else she has produce. However, lately I have fallen in love with rock band romances, and when I was given the opportunity to read this and review it via netgalley and Nalini Singh, I just jumped at the chance. I probably would read anything that this author would write. Rock Addiction, is way more steamy than I expected, so I would say it leans toward erotica in some elements, but with Singh at the helm, you will have a solid plot to deal with as well. In the beginning of the story its pretty much steamy and HOT sex that will blow your mind and definitely enough heat to fog up all the windows. But from the beginning we see the hero, wanting more. The moment he sees Molly he goes after her and isn’t afraid to chase after what he wants and desires. Molly is afraid to have anything with Fox, but she starts to slowly give in and I loved the way these two came together.

The characters in the story were charming and I adored all of them. From the main characters, to the fellow band members, and Molly’s sister. They all had fun roles and their interaction in the story made the story endearing with each chapter. Zachary, was one hot rock star, he is the lead singer, and has a passion for music and women, but his devotion to Molly was so sweet sometimes. There are many times that he just sizzles with sensuality, but you start to delve deeper into his personality, and he is dedicated and passionate with every aspect in his life and holds nothing back!! Molly, well I loved her from the beginning, there was just something about her character that was like able and I had no issues with. She is the type of heroine you can easily relate with and she has such strength, willing to face public scorn again, and risk getting hurt again so that she can have a chance with Zachary. It was very interesting seeing these two hook up and try to make a relationship work. They come across a few roadblocks, and their connection to each other was intense. This story is guaranteed to leave you breathless and aching for more. BLAZING FROM BEGINNING TO END!!


My Grade

4 Blossoms

Heat Rating 
Blazing

Other Books In series 
Rock Courtship