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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Review: Dirty Talk

Dirty Talk Dirty Talk by S.L. Scott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved seeing Luke in Models On Top/Sweet Talk.

I knew I wanted his story as soon as he and Danny started talking about this mysterious "Jane."

I didn't know what I would be getting, but OMG! Luke Anders is one of those guys you want to see happy. No matter what it takes to get him there, you want him happy. You want to see him smile and laugh and have a good time. You want to see him love. You want to see him succeed.

Because he deserves it.

He's given the manwhore reputation a run for its money, but he's heartbroken and lost. He finds comfort in the temporary. He doesn't want anything serious and the one-night stands are typically very accommodating.

I mean, who wouldn't be? He's the Luke Anders.

I loved the book. I loved Luke and Janie. I loved seeing Danny again.

*I listened to the audio of this book. The narrators are well cast and play the characters very well. I love how they brought these characters to a new life that only audio can provide.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Review: American King

American King American King by Sierra Simone
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Eleven days.
It took me eleven days to read this book.
Eleven days.

Eleven days where I hurt and cried and felt pain.
Eleven days when I felt unconditional love, devotion, and magic.
Eleven days where I was terrified I would be broken.

I was broken.
I was hurt.
I was in pain.
I was elated.
I was happy.
I was in love.

Eleven days where my mind, body, and soul were held captive.
Eleven days where my happiness, sadness, and contentment were handled by the King.
Eleven days where I fought, and bled, wanted, and needed more from my Prince.

Eleven days where the Queen ruled.

Should you read this book? Yes.
Should you savor this book? Yes.
Should you devour this book? Yes.

I'm not sure how you can both savor and devour a book, but make it happen.

Eleven days was too long.
Eleven days wasn't long enough.

The New Camelot is waiting.

#TeamEmbry #YesSir #YesMyKing #LittlePrince #Princess #KingArthur

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Review: Dirty Little Secret

Dirty Little Secret Dirty Little Secret by Kendall Ryan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

So, uh, why didn't someone tell me this would end the way it did? Where are all of my so-called friends who are there to protect me from things like this?

Because now I NEED book two, but I have no time to fit in a book. Well, I do, but I have a bajillion more books to read and no time to binge.
But I digress.

Gavin is the sexy man in the coffee shop that Emma Belle can't quit daydreaming about. In a rash move, he drops his card, but it can't be for her, can it? Or maybe it is. Should she pick it up and use it or leave it there?
Should she take control of the situation or leave it to fate?

And Gavin? Well, he's all alpha-goodness and he has that tall, dark, and handsome thing on lock. Pretty sure he's owning that market.
But then there's Conner. Oh, Conner Kingsley, the younger brother, the light-hearted, easy-going Kingsley.

How would one be able to choose between the dark, brooding man from the coffee shop and the light, care-free man, who happens to be her new employer?

Yeah, I wouldn't want to make that choice either.

So, three stars. I'm sure some of you are asking why.
Well, it's sexy and tempting and Gavin and Conner are all hot and alpha-y.
But, uh, I guess I don't have a great reason other than it didn't pull any big emotion from me.
Hot and bothered? Yep.
In love, swooning, and ready to get married? Not quite there yet.
Torn between two brothers? Yep.

But really, let's talk about the fabulousness of those narrators. I don't want to leave out the amazingly sexy Zachary Webber and the new to me, yet still awesome Megan Tusing. These two bring Emma, Conner, and Gavin to life.

You should go ahead and buy all the books if you buy this one. You're gonna want to see how it all plays out.

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Review: Villains Rule

Villains Rule Villains Rule by M.K. Gibson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Okay, so I have a secret love affair with fantasy. But it's a hit or miss love affair because fantasy requires dedication, perseverance, and the will and desire to finish something epic. So, that being said, I typically limit my fantasy novels because they're lengthy, time-consuming, and a huge commitment.

Villains Rule comes in just under ten hours, which is nothing in the grand scheme of fantasy. However, it made it that much more appealing. Throw in the fact that this is a story of villains and numerous fantasy realms, and the protagonist is speaking to the reader--Yes, he's speaking to YOU--and there wasn't a single part of me that could say no.

I'm always a fan of the anti-hero, but as The Shadow Master kindly points out, he is no anti-hero, he is a villain. THE Villain of all villains. Jackson Blackwell sets out on a great quest, although I'm not sure he realized that until he was pretty well into it. And that makes it even better.

How many pop culture references can you throw into a book before it gets old? No clue, honestly, because with every reference to Star Wars, LotR, a yellow-eyed demon, red haired river folk, dwarves, gods, elves, and any other fantasy character you can come up with, I found myself laughing hysterically. I was constantly trying to piece the references back to books I had read or books I had heard about.

But really, I enjoyed every single minute of this book. I was never bored or confused or left wanting more--unless you count when I got to the end, in which case I want more. MK Gibson, can you stretch this into a trilogy? ;-) The fans demand it! Well, this fan does. Quite frankly, I don't care if others want it, I just know that I do. So, please?

I'm gonna revisit this book soon. I'm telling all of my friends. Lover of fantasy or not, this book is for anyone looking for something funny. This is fantasy for the 21st century. It's fantasy for the new generation. Or at least for the generation who loves a good laugh.

And a good trope. Because we all know fantasy sticks to its tropes.

"This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

Review: Work Me Up

Work Me Up Work Me Up by Sasha Burke
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the first time I've read Sasha Burke and I fell head over heels for her writing. I loved every minute of this book/novella. The characters, the not insta-insta love, the climbing, the push and pull. I loved it all.

So, Logan is sexy, rich, and a single dad. I love a single dad romance. I love one even more when he's the perfect dad ever.

Nicole is feisty, strong, independent, and all the things I wan't to be when I grow up. And she has caught Logan's attention.

The push and pull, the chemistry, the background, it all works.

I can't wait to read more by this author. This was the perfect. light read while between heavy, angsty books.

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