Monday, December 29, 2014

ARC REVIEW: Surrendered by L.P. Lovell

It’s time to take back my power.
Love is a war. She who dares wins. 
I’m ready to risk it all. I’m ready to surrender.

Hot and sexy with depth 
to the story and a different feel to Theo this time.
 He was without a doubt 
a man in love...

Some funny lines that cracked me up in a very British manner!! 

Packed with all the details we needed to tie up the loose ends of the story and give us a great HEA.

~ Loved Gary! ~
Gary is without doubt the most unruly dog I have ever met. 
I had to all but pick him up and carry him to the park. 
He is not fucking light! 
You’d think I was trying to bloody kill him.

Just what I needed!

I couldn't be more pleased that 
we're getting Hugo's story next! 
He's been integral to Theo and Lilly's story 
and yet we don't know much about him. 
*Can't wait for RUINED*

Besieged and Conquered reviews

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Desperate Man {Vol 1: The Fantasy} by Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine

Fantasies - we all have them. 
For some it’s their dream job; others want the wedding, 
the 2.5 kids, the white picket fence.
My fantasies are a bit more...depraved.
Dark and sinful, they have destroyed relationships and my livelihood, yet I still submit to them like a slave. 

For most, it’s a natural expression of love, caring, or lust.
But there are those of us who can’t stop once we’ve had a taste.
Those of us who don’t want to.
And the shame of that never-ending cycle will eat us alive...

My name is Evan James, and I am a sex addict.

I'll admit I'm with the readers that didn't like Evan 
AT ALL at the start of this book... but I think that's the whole point from these smart smut authors!

 From the goodreads reviews it's rating in the high 3's today and in my honest opinion I think that's due
a lot to us finding Evan hard to love! 
Talk about a bad boy anti-hero!! 
He's a total user. You could freeze ice on his ass!
He didn't want a dirty fuck in a back alley; he wanted a high-class affair. Someone who would look good, smell good, and taste even better.
I fucking deserve it.

I mean we all know men like him exist, but do we want it rubbed in our faces in a book?!! 

It wasn't looking good for him!

Having said all that, as the story went on
(and especially from the interview - that was a 
really great, game changing scene for me!)
 I could see a glimpse of Christian Grey! 
Remember the CG POV we got of Anna's interview? 
I could see the 'little boy lost' thing kicking in and a hint that there was hope - because Evan's funny 
and was much more to him 
than his first impression gave away.  

There's a massive back story being hinted at and potential for brilliance as we get into book 2.
 I REALLY hope so... I need this to be great!!
She took a step toward him, and Evan couldn't help but think she was either brave or incredibly foolish as she asked, “Now tell me what’s going on. Your bloodshot eyes aren’t fooling anyone. Did something happen?” He gripped the sides of the desk by his thighs and focused on her beautiful face before him, feeling his lip curl in a derisive smile.
 “You. You fucking happened.”

It's very well written and beautifully paced.
...And let's be fair, as I hated Blind Obsession with a passion, I'm 'desperate' to find an Ella Frank book that I love and right now she has me hooked!!

I'm looking forward to the next one!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

SAVAGED by Shay Savage


Four VERY different, sexy stories 
by the AMAZING Shay Savage

~ Same Time Tomorrow ~
Executive Julian Reddick is tired of his brand 
of hand lotion but doesn’t have time to date. 
What’s the solution? Call in a “nooner” 
from a high-class company of ill-repute. 
Valerie Woods is exactly the distraction he needs.

3.5 stars for this one!

Fab little hottie! 
I could happily read more of these 
two's 'appointments'!

~ Cleansing Bonds ~
A Dom who had hurt the one he loved and an abused sub looking for release. 
Both are sure they will never be able 
to find what they need, 
but they find healing with each other.

2 stars for this one : (

Ughhh... Maybe I'm over the whole BDSM thing? DEFINITELY over a woman crawling around on her hands and knees for a man... really? 
Submissive? Yes Behaving like his dog...?? NOOOOOOOO!

(Maybe 1.5? They both grated on me for one reason or another)

~ Encounter ~
On a weekend night near campus, a college girl walks home alone from the local bar. 
Who is watching her from the shadows, 
waiting to take advantage of the situation?

Loved, loved, loved! 
Hot,  dirty,  sexy, filthy, dirty talking yum! 
More like this please! 

In fact...!
...A round 2 for this couple,  pushing 
the limits even further would be stunning! 

~ Want No More ~
Olivia’s new job takes an unexpected turn 
when terrorists  take over her office building. 
Olivia is taken hostage, 
but Adam, the sexy head henchman, 
seems to be exactly what Olivia desires.

What I Want (Want No More from Adam’s POV)
 Adam Lebourn’s life for the past three years has lead up to this point, but to exact his revenge on the man who ruined his life, he is going to 
have to rely on a decent amount of luck. 
He never expected his good luck charm to appear
 in the form of a beautiful, submissive PA. 

Loved that we got the same story from both POV's. Shay excels in both versions but for me 
Adam's hot Alpha POV was just perfect!  

We have to have a second book for these two - there's so much more to the story. 
Full length please! Maybe dual POV's? 

Monday, December 22, 2014

Disfigured Love by Georgia Le Carre

A standalone fairytale of our time. 
(Not suitable for those that have 
issues reading dub-con)

Georgia writes like no other. 
She excels at storytelling and seems to 
write every word as if it were her last. Nothings ever wasted, she weaves us through her books seamlessly, draws us in with her gripping lines and perfect phrasing.

This story wasn't completely my cup of tea,  
but it was still a solid 4.5 stars for me. 
The dark beginning was phenomenal - 
It felt real... 
I admittedly could have done without
the old woman - ewww!!!
That was a bit too real!!
It finished with a great epilogue, 
perfect for a fairytale.

I've said it before, but it's worth saying 
again in case you're new to her reads... 
I'm so impressed with Georgia's general 
knowledge of the world 
and of current world affairs. 
Be it life, sex, trauma, you name it, 
Georgia can write it and she 
always leaves me with clippings that 
I need to check out! 
LOL I swear, I learn from her books 
almost as much as I enjoy devouring them!!