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Showing posts with label 1.5 Frogs. Show all posts

Book Review: Seduced in Secret by Shiloh Walker

Seduced in Secret by Shiloh WalkerTitle: Seduced in Secret
Author: Shiloh Walker
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Sensuality Rating: Steamy
Source: review copy provided via NetGalley
Published: August 4, 2015 (self-published)

Best laid plans…are meant to be broken.

Life laid out, Tessa had everything set. Engaged to marry the perfect man, a rich, great-looking doctor, she was content with her life, or so she thought. Then the gift arrived. Delivered to her office on Valentine’s Day, it was filled with handcuffs, sexy little toys and a suggestive little card.

It wasn’t from her fiancé, either.

When the emails and the phone started coming, she should have been able to brush them off, except the man said something that left her uneasy…and not because he scared her, but because he was right. Your fiancé will never make you happy, Tessa.

Confused, she starts looking at her fiancé, her life…and other things…in a whole new light. One of the things she finds herself considering is her best friend and neighbor, Caleb. He’s always been there. Even when he spent years in the Navy, Caleb was the one she could count on and now isn’t any different. He’s there to listen when she needs an ear and he’s got nice, strong shoulders when she needs one to lean on.

It doesn’t her long to realize that one thing is certain—her fiancé can’t make her happy. But now she doesn’t know whether she wants to take a chance on her sexy secret admirer…or Caleb, the man who’s been there waiting for her all along.

It includes a short bonus story called Don't Walk Away.

Seduced in Secret was previously published as Whipped Cream and Handcuffs. It has been extensively rewritten, revised and expanded.

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Book Review: Vipers Rule by Stephanie Tyler

Vipers Rule by Stephanie TylerTitle: Vipers Rule
Series: Skulls Creek, Book 2
Author: Stephanie Tyler
Genre: Contemporary Romance, MC Romance
Sensuality Rating: Erotic
Source: review copy provided by publisher
Published: July 7, 2015 by Signet

Even though he’s no longer a U.S. soldier, Talon “Tals” Garrity hasn’t lost his desire for living on the edge. As the enforcer for the Vipers Motorcycle Club, the eternal bad boy is always getting into trouble—especially with the ladies, who can’t seem to resist him. But when Maddie Wells returns to Skulls Creek, he’s shocked that she can’t seem to keep her hands off him either. Good thing Tals doesn’t mind playing with fire.

Growing up with her family’s prestigious name and money, Maddie could never indulge a bad-boy biker like Tals. Now that she’s back, she finds herself irresistibly drawn to him. But if Maddie ends up getting what she wants, they might both be sorry. Because some very dangerous men are hot on her trail—and Tals and his MC will have to put their lives on the line to protect her.…

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Reviewed by: Crissy

Book Review: Tame a Wild Human by Kari Gregg

Tame a Wild Human by Kari GreggTitle: Tame a Wild Human
Author: Kari Gregg
Genre: Paranormal Romance, M/M Romance
Sensuality Rating: Erotic
Source: review copy provided via NetGalley
Published: January 19, 2015 by Riptide Publishing

Drugged, bound, and left as bait on the cusp of the lunar cycle, Wyatt Redding is faced with a terrifying set of no-win scenarios. Best case: he survives the coming days as a werewolf pack’s plaything and returns to the city as a second-class citizen with the mark—and protection—of the pack. Worst case: the wolves sate their lusts with Wyatt’s body, then send him home without their protection, condemning him to live out the rest of his short life as a slave to the worst of humanity’s scorn and abuse.

Wyatt’s only chance is to swallow every ounce of pride, bury his fear, and meekly comply with every wicked desire and carnal demand the wolf pack makes of him. He expects three days of sex and humiliation. What he doesn’t expect is to start enjoying it. Or to grow attached to his captor and pack Alpha, Cole.

As the lunar cycle ends, Wyatt begins to realize that the only thing to fear more than being sent home without the pack’s protection is being sent home at all.

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Reviewed by: Crissy

Book Review: In the Raw by Eileen Griffin and Nikka Michaels

In the Raw by Eileen Griffin and Nikka MichaelsTitle: In the Raw
Series: In the Kitchen, Book 1
Author: Nikka Michaels, Eileen Griffin
Genre: Contemporary Romance, M/M Romance
Sensuality Rating: Erotic
Source: review copy provided via NetGalley
Published: October 6, 2014 by Carina Press

If you can't take the heat…

James Lassiter has had a crush on fellow culinary student Ethan Martin for three years, but has never had the guts to make a move. Putting himself out there is hard, especially when under the thumb–and wallet–of his overbearing parents. Now that bad boy chef Ethan–who is always vying with Jamie for best in class–is struggling with the pastry course, Jamie suddenly has a reason to reach out.

Ethan doesn't mean to be an ass–okay, so mostly he does–but even though he's secretly hot for Jamie, he sure as hell doesn't want help with pastry. Ever since his dad walked out, Ethan has been the one to hold things together and he's done fine on his own. Except that he can't get his cake to rise.

Jamie could be the answer to what Ethan's been missing his whole life–someone to depend on. But with the two competing for the same scholarship, things suddenly get too hot to handle. And if Jamie finds the strength to go for what he wants, he isn't about to settle for what he needs.

Reviewed by: Crissy

Book Review: My Sweetest Escape by Chelsea M. Cameron

My Sweetest Escape by Chelsea M. CameronTitle: My Sweetest Escape
Series: My Favorite Mistake, Book 2
Author: Chelsea M. Cameron
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Sensuality Rating: Sensual
Source: library
Published: January 28, 2014 by Harlequin HQN

The past will always find you.

Jos Archer was the girl with the perfect life; until the night it all came crashing down around her. Now, nine months later, she still hasn't begun to pick up the pieces. Even transferring to a new college and living under the watchful eye of her older sister, Renee, isn't enough to help her feel normal again.

And then she meets Dusty Sharp. For reasons Jos can't begin to fathom, the newly reformed campus bad boy seems determined to draw her out of her shell. And if she's not careful, his knowing green eyes and wicked smile will make her feel things she's no longer sure she deserves.

But even as Dusty coaxes Jos to open up about the past, he's hiding secrets of his own. Secrets about the night her old life fell apart. When the truth is finally revealed, will it bring them closer together;or tear them apart for good?

Reviewed By: Laura

Book Review: Witch of Arundale Hall by Jennifer Leeland

Witch of Arundale Hall by Jennifer LeelandTitle: Witch of Arundale Hall
Author: Jennifer Leeland
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Erotic Romance
Sensuality Rating: Erotic
Source: review copy provided by publisher
Published: August 8, 2014 by Ellora’s Cave

A wicked curse on the men of Arundale transforms them into bloodthirsty beasts when their passions are high. Lady Sarah Ayers can wait no longer to do what only she can—end the curse. Her ancestor cast the spell, and she must undo it. But to accomplish her goal, she cannot let her body overrule her sense of duty, no matter how hard she finds it to resist the deviant sexual impulses that hold her in thrall to Perry Arundale.

Perry will do whatever it takes, with his words or his wilder side, to make Sarah his. But he doesn’t know that the bond between them could lead Sarah to lose not only her heart but her life.

Inside Scoop: This story contains scenes of voyeurism, BDSM and mixed-gender ménage.

A Romantica® paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

Reviewed By: Laura

Book Review: Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren

Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina LaurenTitle: Sweet Filthy Boy
Series: Wild Seasons, Book 1
Author: Christina Lauren
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Sensuality Rating: Steamy
Source: library
Published: May 13, 2014 by Gallery Books

One-night stands are supposed to be with someone convenient, or wickedly persuasive, or regrettable. They aren’t supposed to be with someone like him.

But after a crazy Vegas weekend celebrating her college graduation—and terrified of the future path she knows is a cop-out—Mia Holland makes the wildest decision of her life: follow Ansel Guillaume—her sweet, filthy fling—to France for the summer and just…play.

When feelings begin to develop behind the provocative roles they take on, and their temporary masquerade adventures begin to feel real, Mia will have to decide if she belongs in the life she left because it was all wrong, or in the strange new one that seems worlds away.

Reviewed By: Laura

Book Review: An Inconvenient Love by Alexia Adams

An Inconvenient Love by Alexia AdamsTitle: An Inconvenient Love
Author: Alexia Adams
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Sensuality Rating: Sensual
Source: review copy provided by publisher
Published: June 23, 2014 by Crimson Romance

Neither wanted love in their marriage. But you don’t always get what you want.

Sophia Stevens is tired of struggling to pay the rent and help her brother through college. After seven years on her own, she is no farther ahead than the day she walked out on her old life and started again. So when super-sexy Italian property developer Luca Castellioni proposes a marriage of convenience, she’s intrigued. Financial security and life in a beautiful Italian villa in exchange for attending a few business functions and typing some letters seems very convenient. Until she breaks the most definite term of their arrangement: she falls in love with her husband.

Luca Castellioni lives for his job restoring beautiful buildings to their former glory. When his business expansion plans are hampered by the need for an English-speaking secretary and a wife, he does what any efficient businessman would do and combines his requirements. But when his fascination with his wife distracts him from business, he wishes there was more marriage and not so much convenience in their agreement. Too bad his wife has reconstructed her own life, without him.

When their respective lives pull them in opposite directions, they must decide: will they continue to put their businesses first, or allow love to overcome the obstacles between them?

Reviewed By: Laura

Book Review: Inhibitions by Anne James

Inhibitions by Anne JamesTitle: Inhibitions
Author: Anne James
Genre: Historical Romance
Sensuality Rating: Erotic
Source: review copy provided by publisher
Published: May 28, 2014 by Ellora’s Cave

Rejected by the Ton, Olivia lives a quiet life in the English countryside, hiding from painful memories and cruel judgments in her past. What she doesn’t expect is the lusty activities of her maid, who does much more than help her lady undress. Olivia never knew being with another woman could be so fulfilling. As Olivia is learning about this new side of herself, she receives an unexpected visit from an old friend who challenges her to explore even more.

Jason has been in love with Olivia for years. Tired of her hiding, he vows to win the love of the beautiful woman. To help him, he enlists the aid of four friends who want to introduce Olivia to their lustful way of life.

Having multiple partners, both men and women, was not something Olivia would have ever thought of but the group helps her move past her inhibitions and discover pleasures she never dreamed existed.

Inside Scoop: Whether they’re making love outdoors or getting naughty in the library, these six lovers pull out all the stops when it comes to loving each other.

Reviewed By: Babs

Book Review: Far From Home by Madeleine Urban

Far From Home by Madeleine UrbanTitle: Far From Home
Author: Madeleine Urban
Genre: Science-fiction Romance, M/M Romance
Sensuality Rating: Erotic
Source: review copy from publisher
Published: January 2008 by Dreamspinner Press

Following the Sun - The nearly fatal crash of their spacecraft leaves Jack and Samuel stranded on a verdant planet far from civilization. Discovered and sheltered by a native tribe, the two resign themselves to new lives - lives that include a new culture, a new language, and even new love. But their new home isn't at all what it seems, and when war and illness strike, they find out just how far from home they are.

Close Encounter - Space privateer Tris is just doing his job - delivering canisters to a military science vessel - when he discovers that he is transporting people infected with an engineered virus designed to exterminate the human race. In the midst of an alien attack, can the rogue pilot save patient Retter - the key to the cure? Or will he lose both humanity's salvation and his heart?

Enhanced - In Earth's not-too-far future, a talented scientist stumbles over a plot to use the genetically enhanced military to declare martial law and take over the government. Dr. Ryne Siler enlists his friend, Dr. Cary Matthews, a brilliant engineer, to figure out how to stop it. When the investigation goes awry, they're on the run, and the only thing between them and capture is a hidden cache of sleeping soldiers with enhancements of their own. Ryne and Cary are desperate, but will waking these soldiers help - or just make things worse?

Book Review: Vampire Daycare by Sara York

Vampire Daycare by Sara York

Title: Vampire Daycare
Author: Sara York
Genre: Paranormal Romance, M/M Romance
Sensuality Rating: Erotic
Source: review copy from publisher
Published: March 2013 by MLR Press

Vampire Jet is sworn to protect a band of orphans from a blood thirsty threat. But the world of the undead is the night. Mortal Travis arrives to guard the day and soon becomes devoted to the ragtag children...and the muscular, riveting vampire. However, being mortal has its drawbacks, such as Travis can be hurt, even killed, and the ever-present enemy channels its efforts to strike at the vampire's one real weakness - love.

Book Review: Caden’s Vow by Sarah McCarty

Caden's Vow;Title: Caden’s Vow
Series: Hell’s Eight, #6
Author: Sarah McCarty
Genre: Historical Romance
Sensuality Rating: Steamy
Source: NetGalley
Published: November 20, 2012 by Harlequin HQN

His past has haunted him for a lifetime...but one woman could be his salvation.

Gunslinger Caden Miller's compadres are becoming a bit too domesticated for his liking. So he's off to Kansas territory to carve out a living and a space of his own-alone, just the way he likes it.

Maddie O'Hare has been drawn to Caden ever since she escaped to the Hell's Eight compound from the brothel where she was born and raised. And she's not ready to let him go so easily...until she's captured by his new neighbors.

When Caden discovers that Maddie is being held against her will on a nearby ranch, he demands they release his fiancé e. Caden is as surprised by his own lie as Maddie is, but the fiery promise in her grateful kiss is far more unexpected. With old enemies catching up with him, Caden and Maddie will face a danger that tests their passion-and will either bind them together forever or break them apart for good.