Review: [Beautiful Secret] (Beautiful Bastard #4) by Christina Lauren

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Title: Beautiful Secret (Beautiful Bastard #4)

Author: Christina Lauren

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Reviewer: King Midian

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When it comes to Christina Lauren books, I always go in a bit hesitant. The reason: the heroine.

When I received my bound ARC copy of this book, I was excited, and started immediately, and I found myself scared because I was liking the heroine!!

Ruby, albeit shy toward Niall at the beginning, was a very nice girl, she’s young, smart, has sass, gorgeous, and has a dirty mind (at least when it comes to Niall)

My problem with this book was the climax, at this point, I’m starting to notice a pattern here, and is honestly pissing me off, because it’s getting a tad too soap opera-like. A misunderstanding, the heroine won’t let the Hero explain, they spend time apart, then come back together. Really, I need some variety here, soon.

But I did get my funny in, as expected, thank the Lawd.

When it came to Niall, if it wasn’t because of the fact the guy didn’t know better when it came to relationships, I would be really aggravated, because c’mon, is not rocket science. But he was pretty damn swoon worthy. … Read more

Review | Still The One (Animal Magnetism #6) by Jill Shalvis

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Book Title: Still The One (Animal Magnestism #6)
Author: Jill Shalvis
Rating:  1/2
Reviewer: Jenn

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Jill Shalvis writes such fun and romantic books and Still the One is definitely fun and romantic. I’m a huge fan of her work and this book.

Darcy Stone has lived a life traveling around from adventure to adventure until an accident changes her life and has back living at home. She’s recovering from her injuries and working part time for, of all people, Navy vet AJ Colten. The one time Darcy acted on her feelings for AJ he rejected her, something she definitely hasn’t gotten over.

AJ has always had a thing for Darcy but he’s been burned by a strong-willed woman similar to Darcy in his past and in no way wants to experience that again. He’s determined to help her get well and live life, but he still guards his heart.

I have to say that AJ and Darcy have amazeballs hot chemistry but damn these are two very stubborn people! They pick and pick at each other, making the other crazy. They do have great banter though!

It isn’t until they take a trip together to meet with a potential grant funder that their passion and chemistry really explodes. I loved seeing the two of them finally come together and how fantastic they are together! Holy smexy hotness batman!

AJ is such a strong man, with such a great heart. I absolutely fell in love with him. And Darcy, she is also so strong, but it takes her some time to understand and grow into it. Both she and AJ are so passionate about their causes in life, he to help people recover through PT and Darcy’s dog rescue, I found them both inspiring people And when they finally stop headbutting all the time the passion between them is wonderful to read.

I really enjoyed Still the One, as well as the rest of the Animal Magnetism series and cannot wait to read more of these fantastic fun, witty and sexy characters. And I definitely have to add AJ Colten to my list of book-boyfriends.

I received a complimentary copy to review for SMIBookClub.

~Laters, Jenn

About Still the One

Darcy Stone is game for anything — except sexy Navy veteran and physical therapist A.J. Colten, the guy who’d rejected her when she’d needed him most. Now the shoe is on the other foot and he needs her to play nice and help him secure grants for his patients. Unfortunately, Darcy can’t refuse. She needs the money to fund her passion project: rescuing S&R dogs and placing them with emotionally wounded soldiers.

A.J. admits it — Darcy is irresistible. But he’s already been battle-scarred by a strong-willed, vivacious, adventurous woman like Darcy, and he’s not making the same mistake twice—until he and Darcy are forced to fake a relationship. Growing closer than they’d ever imagined possible, Darcy and AJ have to ask themselves: how much between them is pretend? What’s the real thing? And where does it go from here?

 

Review [The Good Girls] by Teresa Mummert

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Title: The Good Girls

Author: Teresa Mummert

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Reviewer: Mags

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 “My imagination was broken, like my heart”

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A little about this book:

Ellie and Cara meet during a tough time in both of their lives. Cara shows Ellie how to losen up and have a good time. But at the same time, while they hung out, Cara learned a few things from Ellie as well.

What I liked:

Ellie and Cara’s story is one I couldn’t wait to read. I liked how the author didn’t sugar coat this F/F story. Yes, it is a love story, but when it comes to homosexuality, the truth of the matter is, not everyone is as open minded, especially in a small town in Georgia. You get to see the struggle a child goes through when their own parent rejects them for who they are. Also how a child believes that not being who they really are is okay simply because its making their parents happy. We see how small minded people can be and how far they can go to try and prove that homosexuality is “wrong” and they’re going to show you how “things should be”. But the author also shows us that there will be people in our lives that will stand behind us, the ones we least expect.

“There’s no poin to love if it doesn’t last forever.”

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What I didn’t like:

There’s just one thing that slightly bothered me. Where is Julie? What happened … Read more

Review [Silver Bastard] (Silver Valley #1) by Joanna Wylde

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Title: Silver Bastard (Silver Valley #1)

Author: Joanna Wylde

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Reviewer: Mags

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A little about the book: 

Silver Bastard-Book 1 is the story of Becca and Puck. You get to see how Puck meets Becca and then it fast fowards to the present, five years later. Silver Bastard series is brand new by Joanna Wylde and you don’t have to read Reaper’s Property MC series first to read this book. Which is a good thing because I haven’t read that series, yet. There will be appearances by some Reaper’s MC members in this book but I promise you that you won’t feel lost. But you will feel the need to read that series as well because you’re going to WANT to know more.

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What I liked:

Although Puck comes off as this hard ass MC, I love how we get to see a softer side. Let me just say that 5 years is a pretty long time to wait. Becca has gone through so much but thanks to Puck, she was able to leave that behind and start fresh. It was cute how Becca was trying so hard to be “normal” but pretty much in denial of where she belonged.

I loved how she was surrounded by so many people that loved her and cared about her, no  matter what her past was. It took Becca a life altering event to see the big picture. That she had people there for her and had her back. People she can confide in rather than going ape shit crazy and trying to take matters into her own hand. … Read more

Review | [Deep] (The Stage Dive Series #4) by Kylie Scott

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Title: Deep (The Stage Dive Series #4)

Author: Kylie Scott

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Reviewer: Juewelz

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Where do I begin. Kylie Scott slays my soul and YES she’s done it AGAIN!

A little about the book:

Deep is the story of Ben & Lizzy. If you have not read the series yet than Ben is the guitar player in the band and Lizzy is the sister in law to the bands drum player. Kind of confusing? Not really. Once you read this series you will love these characters and want to follow along in their family/friendship tree. If you are like me than you aren’t that big of a fan of rock star  books. However I have to tell you. Stage Dive Series is NOT a corny rock star series. Its amazing!

What I liked:

I knew Ben story was going to be deep. Kylie does a really good job at introducing us to the other characters just enough to spark our interest. But after Jimmy’s story in Lead I literally was craving to meet Ben.

Ben and Lizzy story is very relatable to things that happen more frequently than people want to admit. Lizzy and Ben hooked up one night and two months later BAM she is pregnant. I love how Author Kylie Scott starts her books right in the thick of things. There is suspense ,build up, back story and all . But it’s not having to read all the fluff to get to the juice. So do not be alarmed I did not “spoil” anything for you with the pregnancy. Its also in the books blurb.

What I didn’t like:

I really have no complaints about this book or series. However… I do have some request. And since I pray one day Author Kylie Scott will see this review and take things into consideration.

1. Please do NOT stop this series.  I feel like although each book was satisfying we only scratched the surface! I mean I miss David theres so much more about these characters that I want to know.

2. The books in male POV! The stories currently are told in dual POV which I love and works. But these guys are so screwed up lol and in a good way of course that we NEED to know what their thinking I know I am not the only one wishing I knew what goes on in David, Mal, Jimmy and Ben’s head.

Would I recommend this series-

Can I get a hell yes! I was very hesitant myself to read this seri … Read more

Review [Kelly] (Mixed Drinks #2) by Rae Matthews

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Title: Kelly (Mixed Drinks #2)

Author: Rae Matthews

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Reviewer: Mags

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Bacon does make everything better, doesn’t it?  For Kelly, bacon was about to become a part of her almost daily routine. I’m not sure that she minded having bacon around her almost every single day, since she loves it so much. But it’s not what she had planned for herself. She had the job she wanted, the car she wanted and lived with her best friend. You know when everything is going so well, fate has a way of taking some of those things back because it probably thinks you’ve got it too damn good? Well that’s what happened to Kelly. She gets laid off but is hopefull she will be able to go back 3 months tops! Boy oh boy was she wrong. She gets set up on dates but nothing to brag some about.

Life has a fun, sick and twisted way of testing your limits and how much you can take. For Kelly, fate must really have it in for her because she was handed one crap card after the next, until Jesse. There are times that your best friends are right and when a hot piece of ass gives you their number, you haven’t gotten laid, and your bff says to call them, you call them. Really, what do you have to lose?

“The world is my urinal, watch out world I am gonna pee on you.”

Kelly goes from one embarrasing moment to the next and as if fate wasn’t lauhing enough, hands her and her best friend the crappiest of cards. Both her and Ashley take matters into their own hands and try to solve their problems themselves rather than letting Jesse and Chad know what’s up. Now, this is where all hell starts breaking lose. One thing happens after another, balls get squeezed, dicks get shot off and you earn the nickname “ball crusher/ball buster”.

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“…life may toss you lemons and a fe limes at times, and when it does do not even think about making lemonade! You need to squeeze those bad boys into a blender, add in a shot of two of tequila, and top it off with some sugar and ice. Blend it all togetheruntil you have the best tasting margarita in the world, and it will be the best because nothing tastes better than a life well lived”

 I loved Kelly’s attitude, not letting things get her down. There was a moment in which I did want to slap Kelly and tell her to shut up and let Jesse do his thing. Seriously girl, he’s the professional. I’m also glad we didn’t have a “Marley & Me” moment, because I would have thrown my kindle and had a few choice words for the author.

All in all, I did enjoy this book, had a few laughs and the sex was good too. But I don’t want you going in thinking the book is all about sex, because it isn’t. There is sex, but not to the point that it takes away from the story. I did feel that if the book was longer, I think that the chemistry between the main characters would have de … Read more

Review [Stolen Donor] (Stolen #1) by Cee Smith

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TITLE: Stolen Donor

AUTHOR: Cee Smith

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REVIEWER: Rachel

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Wow wow wow! Cee Smith where have you been hiding?! I cannot believe this is her first book. She writes like someone who has been doing this for years, and she had me from the first chapter. At the center of this story we have Hailey, a young college graduate on vacation with her twin sister and friend in Australia. She’s abducted in the middle of the night by a man who we know little about except that he’s obsessed and he needs something from her. What it is he needs, the reader won’t find out for quite some time. Dominic is wealthy, creepy, obsessive, jealous, intelligent, and very adept at stalking. He’s also quite the planner because he thinks of everything. Except of what to do with Hailey when needing her turns into wanting her not just physically but emotionally. Once that happens, Dominic is a confusing emotional mess and I loved it.

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I loved the constant back and forth and push and pull between the two. The attraction Haley feels for Dominic is apparent from the beginning but when it turns into more she fights it just as much as he does and it makes for some downright dirty, smoking hot sexy times. … Read more

Review [The Virgin](The Original Sinners #7) by Tiffany Reisz

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TITLE: The Virgin (The Original Sinners #7)

AUTHOR:  Tiffany Reisz

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REVIEWER: Rachel

 

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Seven books in and I’m running out of things to say about this series. I feel like I’ve used up all the words in my vocabulary and I really don’t have anything else to say, at least not anything interesting or that will do this series justice. I blame Reisz for this. Everytime a new book is released I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop. I keep expecting that one book that makes me go “meh that was ok”, but it never happens. Each book is special and the writing in every single one of them is superb. Every book makes me laugh at some point, and then turns around and hits me in the emotional gut. And then there’s the sex. This is erotica after all and no one writes it better than my favorite writer, my queen, my mistress Tiffany Reisz.

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The Virgin is the 7th book in the Original Sinners series and the 3rd book in the prequel series the White Years. Like the first two books in The White Years, The Virgin is split between the past and present, and the past is told in the form of a bedtime story…of sorts. And NO ONE tells a bedtime story quite like Nora does. Our favorite sinners have gathered at a castle for a wedding … Read more

Review [Science of Attraction] (Expats Book 1) by Verity Jacobs

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Title: The Science of Attraction

Author: Verity Jacobs

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Reviewer: Mags

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You know those dirty thoughts you have when you see a really hot guy? The things you say in that dirty little head of yours and the very graphic images that cross it? Well, Kate is just like that! She shares with us her thoughts about the very hot new scientist Tom! Those were some hot fantasies she was having and I couldn’t wait until they became a reality for her. Although the main characters are scientists and alot of the story takes place in the lab, there isn’t so much science talk that it takes away from the actual story. One of the things that I love about reading (maybe you can too) is how I can leave my life behind, for even a short period of time, and become someone else.

The anticipation of the sex was killing me. Hurry up and do it! But it was worth the wait. I did enjoy their form of foreplay with their flirtatious ways. Kate did annoy me a little with how she handled Tom and Rob. But I’m glad she had a sister to tell it like it is. I loved the friendly banter and skype conversations Kate had with her sister. Sometimes I wish I could have a relationship like that with mine.

Overall, I enjoyed this book and I don’t know why I put it off for so long. I was laughing at loud one minute and the next I was hot and bothered. This is a standalone and a nice and easy read. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

 

Happy Reading,

Mags

I received an in exchange for an honest review.

About The Science of Attraction:

Kate Ramsey is at the top of her game.

She’s the hot new recruit at the most prestigious research institute in Germany, and she’s determined to live up to the hype — even if it means working day and night. Stress relief comes in the form of a no-nonsense affair with her neighbor, who also happens to be the director of the institute. Who says sex should be anything more than a contract between two people who have other things on their mind?

So when Tom Baker saunters into her life, Kate is understandably upset to see this well-oiled machine splutter and seize. Tom is young and smart, and far too pretty for his own good. Kate can’t help but be drawn to him, even if giving in to the attraction would mean risking everything she’s worked for.

 

 

Review [The List] (Irresistable #3) by Anne Calhoun

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Title: The List (Irresistible #3)

Author: Anne Calhoun

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Reviewer: Mags

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About this book: Daniel and Matilda have their lists, each list different from the other. She’s smart, idependent and successful and so is Daniel. She owns her own business and Daniel is an FBI agent. They meet through a mutual friend at a party and they’re not quite the same after that. Although this is #3, this book can be read as a standalone and in no particular order.

What I liked: I like the originality of their occupations. We get so much of the same thing that a change in scenery is nice. Daniel used to be a cop but went on to become an FBI agent but not so much of the undercover, getting shot at type of agent. Tilda’s jobs too are unique. She owns a shop where people order customized, high end stationaries as well as a match maker. They both have lists, but they’re unique as the person that writes it. The story starts off in the present and moves into the past, on how they met and how they got to where they currently are in their relationship. Daniel was so sure of it and did not give up! They both come from different background, family wise. It takes a traumatic event for Tilda to finally see and understand why Daniel is so close to his family. Once you find out what actually happened to Tilda, you will understand why she’s the way she is. But I don’t want to give too much away!

What I didn’t like so much: It’s not so much a dislike but an observation-where’s the epilogue? This is a standalone story and I would have really liked an epilogue. Something, anything! I guess it’s in our nature to always want MORE and I wanted more with Daniel and Tilda. But aside from that, there really isn’t anything I disliked about the book.

 

I received an ARC in return for an honest review

About The List

Who’s on top?

Matchmaker and stationery shop owner Matilda Davies brings people together. For those on her list, Tilda will find the man or woman of their dreams—whether it’s for an hour or a lifetime. But due to a painful past, the British expat has never put her own name on the list. Instead, she limits herself to emotionless and commitment-free hookups. Then she meets Daniel, who wants not just her body, but also her heart…

Daniel Logan hides the soul of a poet under the suit and tie of an FBI agent. Specializing in financial crimes, he pieces together stories of greed and ensures justice is done. He plays by the rules—until he meets Tilda. He’s drawn in by her passion as well as her mysteriousness. Daniel knows that no matter her secrets, he’s the perfect match for Tilda. But even pleasure doesn’t come with a guarantee…