Wednesday, August 10, 2016

PRIDE ~ by Sienna Valentine {The Brody Bunch Series #1}

Overall this should be a decent 4 star read 
(especially based on it being a shortish one) 
but it hit one of my 
5 star criteria* so fuck it!!!...
5 stars it is! 

I really enjoyed the story, there was something about the whole Amish girl/bad boy angle that totally worked. Being a Brit and having nothing like the Amish over here probably doesn't hurt either as I'll admit their way of life fascinates me in a good way - sometimes I just crave a simpler life but, perhaps in reality not that simple!!

 What really sold this one for me was finding tears on my face and hearing myself sob out loud during a scene where they were making love. It was so beautiful and intense, I was consumed by it. 
It wasn't even a really long scene, but it touched me. 
Don't you just love it when that happens? 
I've reread it three times and the intensity between 
Reid and Sarah is totally genuine and heartfelt, 
I loved it - the bad boy did good! 

I had never believed in souls. 
But there, in Sarah's arms, 
I was utterly convinced she 
had just touched mine.

OMG, be still my beating heart, that's one beautiful thought from Reid.

 I'm sold for the 2nd and 3rd books in the series.
Thanks SV! 

*For info, my five star criteria thoughts.

 If a book grips me emotionally by making me really laugh out loud throughout, sob or cry my heart out, hate loving it so much I could break my Kindle over it, makes me that good kind of anxious so much so that I need the end to come faster to see how it turns out because I'm so far over the edge of my seat that I'm likely to fall off, then it's a 5! If it makes me loose sleep (or be late for work!!) or feel so gripped that I can't put it down, or gives me major book butterflies, so overwhelming me that I'm compelled to keep going back over the good bits, never wanting them to end, then it's a 5!! 
And of course nothing feels better than when a book makes me breathless with happy erotic excitement wow, the joy of that makes our life in books such an awesome one that we really do need more stars!!!

Thursday, July 14, 2016


It'd be criminal to not start this review by stating my love for Georgia Le Carre's books!! I think other than one at a 4.5 all of them have been solid 5 star reads for me. 

I'm passionate about them. 
They totally have my heart.


HOWEVER!!...I'm not going to lie!!
My star off is for the first 15% ish of this one which honestly threw me off course.


I couldn't get a single shred of my beloved 
Georgia Le Carre in the writing or story and having read every one of her books and knowing within two pages that it's one of hers, I found this a bit off putting. 
Gone are the conspiracy theories, quotes, smart headers (the 'OMG...' chapter headers were just awful), poems, deep, deep smooth beautiful writing 
and even the odd joke! 
The story itself didn't feel 
as if it was going to be strong at that point 
and for me that was a proper WTF hour...


It is a GLC (and admittedly Laura Jack who I haven't read) so I had to push through the pissy mood it was putting me in and PHEW!!! I'm really glad that I did!! 

Although this isn't billed as a dark read, I did initially find the premise quite dark, super fan turns stalker gets job with the family in order to get close to the H, but as I read it, it came to life in a much lighter way and I had to remember that the h was a kid when she was heavily into him - so all was well and Cash's beautiful bad boy turns good man attitude won me over.


And when it got hot, it got sizzling!!!

Overall, it is a really good book - one that I read in a 
couple of sessions and couldn't put down in the end.


Monday, May 30, 2016

Brawler by Scott Hildreth

Scott Hildreth brings us yet another unusually 
themed erotic read - this time female boxing. 

Let me just start by saying, 
I don't even like women's boxing!!!
not my cup of tea
 That's how good this book was for me!! 

SH totally won me over!
I'm not saying that I'm not partial to the odd 
Big Fight Night on TV 
(lol for obvious reasons

angry male boxer 

But female boxing??? 

So to be completely drawn in, round by round, 
punch by punch from start to finish...

wut wut wut 


it was a bit of a shock!! 

It's also fair to say that I'd gone in blind
 for this read because it's by one of my favorite
 authors and I trust him,
he hasn't steered me wrong yet. 
Sometimes a great cover is all a girl needs!

Without giving anything away, 
picture the struggles from difficult starts in life
 for two incredibly hot fighters

boxing couple 

who become two incredibly hot lovers!!! male boxer pic hot female boxer pic 

Then sit back 
(and most lightly in one session, 
because you won't be able to put this one down!!) 
read until the sparks start flying 
and you're coming apart with them!!! 

couple together 

Oh and by the way, head stepping sex LOL???!!! whoop ya!!! 

yeah baby gif!!!

~~ You know it makes sense!! ~~

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

SAVIOR by Jessica Gadziala


You need assurances?

I have none of those.

You want labels?

You're mine.

 Jessica Gadziala has done it again with yet another fantastic read! She's fast become one of my favorite authors, I get happily lost in her books as she seems to bring out more and more
in her characters and stories 
with each book she writes. 
For me SAVIOR is the icing on the cake... so far!

I swear, sometimes it's like I can't even breathe when I read her sex scenes. 
Christ, she just perfectly captures every movement, moment by moment, 
every breath and every sound.
 She truly writes little bits of erotic heaven. 

As always, I'm not going to give away the story
 but be assured you'll love the attention to detail 
in this one, even the way that Paine put on a condom and JG says...

'he made short work of 
protecting them both'

was just beautiful and fresh, 
she has such an amazing way with words. 

For me, Paine's entire being was pure sex on a stick, one that I could lick all day long!! 

I just didn't want the book to end.

Gotta give a shout out to Elsie! 

Strong and independent, just the right amount
 of sassy and best of all with an old fashioned
 side to her that likes a man to open a door
 for her or put a hand on her back without her seeming to be in any way passive.

For me that's perfection, 
ensuring these two together were 

 So go grab this one - it can be read as a standalone, but definitely best read as 
part of her AWESOME Savages series