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❤❤Reading has recently become my escape and my passion in life. I love romance of all kinds as long as there is an HEA at some point❤❤

The Professor

The Professor - Josie Leigh

Dayuuum!! This was a short, sexy read!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At first I was like...

 

At 15% I was like....

 

 

At 30-65%....

 

 

 

 

75%....

 

 

And Finally....

 

Already bought the next 3 books in series….

 

For You - Kristen Ashley

Boy, Kristen Ashley is a fantastic story teller! This is only my second KA book and I plan to catch up on all her series' ASAP. There are plenty of reviews and I'm kind of late to the KA party so I'll keep this short…

What I liked:

*Alec/Colt: super sexy, alpha, bad ass….umm yes please!

*February: Kick-ass, witty, intelligent heroine…thank God!

*A wacky supporting cast of characters that kept things funny, interesting, and unconventional…loved them all :D

*The suspense element was carried out perfectly throughout the story, so many authors really screw up romantic suspense…KA is a master at it!

*Well thought out plot twists…what a roller coaster!!

*Loved the Purdue references :) Go Boilers!!

What I didn't like:

*Too long: I often found myself wondering…do I need this much descriptive detail about things that don't seem to be important to the story?? No, I think not!

*Steam factor: I was definitely disappointed by the sexy, or lack there of… I was anticipating much steamier scenes based on how highly rated KA books are. Hoping they get better as the series goes on :D

****4 Dirty Mouthed Sexy Stars****

Reckless - Skye Jordan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well holy hot damn that was a scorcher!! One of the steamiest, sexiest, dirty mouthed, books I have read in a while….totally LOVED IT!

Jax is absolutely topping my book boyfriend list for Sept; a smart, sexy, tattooed bad boy with heart! No jerky, ass-hole, alpha’s here, which I normally find extremely appealing, but didn’t mind it’s absence one bit in this book.

My Jax: Lexi was just ok for me, I kind of got frustrated with her at times her being so worried about her image was just stupid, but I did really appreciate the honesty and genuineness of her character and the dialogue shared between her and Jax. No games, no miscommunications, no juvenile behavior...Just pure panty-melting romance. The author did a great job pulling off the insta-love between Jax and Lexi.

Insta-love is not easy to swing in non-PNR books but whatever she did totally worked! The entire airport/texting scene set up the entire book perfectly. This is a great book if you are in a slump and need a re-boot! HEA and No cliffhanger!!!

Burn (The Breathless Trilogy) - Maya Banks

4 Stars! Best of the series for me:) Ash was more my speed of Dom. Possessive and alpha without being too controlling, arrogant, or egotistical. His dominance didn't overwhelm to the point of being a turn-off like Gabe and Jace in this series. He came off as super sexy and sweet with just the right amount of dark edge making the perfect alpha! Josie was much more independent than most h's in this type of D/s storyline which I greatly appreciated.

Animal Attraction - Karen  White, Jill Shalvis 3.5 Stars!! Very cute, but not as steamy as I typically like.

Ruin

Ruin - Rachel Van Dyken 5 "I ❤ Wes Michaels" StarsThis book was just absolutely FANTASTIC. Loved every word of this story and its' characters! Wes and Kiersten were sweet and perfect…The secondary characters, Lisa, Gabe and JoBob, also shined throughout the book. I was laughing hysterically one minute and tearing up the next. I was extremely disappointed when it was over just because I wanted to hear more about these people. I am hoping RVD makes this into a series, I would definitely love to hear Gabe's story..there is something very intriguing about that man;) Everyone, no matter what age or background, can find resonance with this story! It was just that good:)
Animal Magnetism - Jill Shalvis, Karen White

****A solid 3.5 stars****Brady was just the perfect combination of brooding, quiet, yet sexy alpha-male…Lila was sweet and sensitive, but also strong and independent. Best yet…the development of their story/relationship was organic and believable!! No crazy, over dramatized, insta-love or angst to be found here. Real-life problems and real-life adults working through them and finding love in the process…I know right, crazy concept for a romance novel!! The steam factor was just perfect considering this was a light read with little drama..

 

My casting for Twinkles....

 

Definitely continuing this series:)

The Opportunist (Love Me With Lies)

The Opportunist (Love Me With Lies, #1) - Tarryn Fisher ****4.5 Stars****This little gem gripped me tight and did not let go until the very last page! I cannot believe I waited so long to start this series!!! The alternating past/present POV kept me hanging on every word and I am salivating for the next book. The blurb gives a great over view so I will keep my review simple, commenting just on the characters….Olivia…what can I say about this unapologetically wicked woman besides the fact that I LOVE HER! She is not whiny, annoying, or irritating like so many h’s. She is selfish, she is a liar, and she is REAL! Most of all, she is a welcome breath of fresh air for this genre. Caleb is sweet, sexy and sooooo in love with Olivia. He is no angel either though….what was revealed at 72% left me gasping for air shouting WTF??? I literally jack-knifed up in bed and re-read that same page over and over to make sure I hadn't imagined it.Leah…...Leah, Leah, Leah. What else can I say but that I love to hate her and I can't wait to hate her some more in [bc:Dirty Red|15832316|Dirty Red (Love Me With Lies, #2)|Tarryn Fisher|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1364298887s/15832316.jpg|21568137]
Rush - Maya Banks

***3.5 Stars***Ok, I am little conflicted on this one. To be honest, I really did not like Gabe throughout the first 75-80% of the book. He was rude, arrogant, and overbearing. Don't get me wrong, I love sexy, alpha-males, but this guy was just plain old mean sometimes. Mia was not as weak and submissive as some of the h's in these BDSM plot lines, so for that I was grateful. Jace, Mia's brother, and Ash, Gabe & Jace's business partner and best friend; were very sweet and sexy, offering a welcome reprieve from the intensity of Gabe and Mia's story/dialogue. The last 20-25% completely saved this book for me and is the only reason I will continue the series. I wish there was more of a gradual softening of Gabe towards Mia throughout the story. Gabe's emotional transition from cold and uncaring to "I can't breathe with out you", was a little sharp and fast for me, but once he got there, I did finally like him!! On to Fever...Jace's story looks really good ❤❤

On Every Street  - Karina Halle STILL TEAM CAMDEN!!!!

Girl on Tour: 2 (Kylie Ryans)

Girl on Tour: 2 (Kylie Ryans) - Caisey Quinn

$.99 on Amazon 9/16/13!

Tall, Tatted and Tempting (The Reed Brothers, #1)

Tall, Tatted and Tempting  - Tammy Falkner

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This booked has left me with the biggest, goofiest grin ever :D Everything about the story and the characters made me deliriously happy! I was not expecting this to be the lovely little gem that it turned out to be, but am ecstatic that it was. Logan and Kit were absolutely perfect....womanizing, tattooed, bad boy meets a tough, sexy girl and wham...love at first site (or love at first punch!) Both Logan and Kit struggle with disabilities that make communication difficult but with the help of Logan's four hot brothers, they manage to forge a steadfast bond filled with trust, friendship, and drool worthy, off-the-charts sexual tension ;) Although, there was a bit of insta-love going on here, I jumped right on board with their amazing connection. It was sweet, sexy, and heartfelt with just the right amount of drama. There was a slight cliffy, but is more of a continuation and segway into book two....can't wait :)

I Surrender  - Monica  James

Sadly this was a miss for me:( I thought the plot was great and it was well written, but I just couldn't get past Ava and her immature over-reaction to every situation. I had to continually remind myself that these were the actions of a twenty-two year old but I just could not tolerate her irrational and whiney behavior most of the time. I thought Jasper was sweet and sexy and will probably continue the series because of him.

More Than This (More, #1)

More Than This (More, #1) - Jay McLean This book was all kinds of amazing!! I loved very single character, every single minute. Jake is definitely topping the best book boyfriend list. I really liked how Kayla's vulnerability made her endearing instead of whiny, unlike a lot of other NA books I have read lately. I actually started crying with her at certain points of the story. It was so easy to form an emotional connection to the the story and characters that I simply could not put it down:) Cant wait for the next book!

City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments Series #5)

City of Lost Souls  - Molly C. Quinn, Cassandra Clare Fabulous as always, Ms. Clare, you are a genius! If Clarey and Jace don't get together soon, I may die from sexual frustration!!! Jace- SWOON! You are just delicious;)Clarey- best YA heroine ever!Simon- stealing the show my man, love you to pieces ♥Izzy- bad ass as always!Magnus- so sweet with Alec** sigh**Alec- you are an IDIOT!!!!Sebastian- would you just die already?!?!?!?
Frigid (Frigid, #1) - J. Lynn ✮✮✮✮✮This was exactly what I needed after a bunch of dark reads. Kyler was sweet, sexy, and full of swoon-worthy goodness to the max ;) Where were guys like this when I was in college!?!? Syndey was smart, witty, hilarious (ninja mailboxes...LMFAO :D), and just plain awesome. Their story was just perfect, completely devoid of unnecessary drama and angst..thank you, baby Jesus! But don't worry, this is definitely NOT YA...again, thank you, baby Jesus! Ha! Very rarely can a sex scene simultaneously turn you on and make you throw your panties to the floor, but also leave you in a pile of adolescent girlie goo...and I'm talking the heart-stopping, first kiss, kind of girlie goo ;) **sigh** ❤ Kyler was just that awesome! J. Lynn, you are a ROCKSTAR!!