Thursday, April 16, 2015

Review of "Because You Are Mine" - Beth Kery

(Publication Date: March 5, 2013)

The moment Francesca and Ian met, the attraction was mutual, an exquisitely physical charge that ignited between them. To Ian, she was the kind of woman he couldn’t resist. She was a true innocent. To Francesca, he was the kind of man she feared and desired—dark, extreme, commanding, and forbidden. What happened between them couldn’t be ignored—only indulged, evolving into an inescapable bond.

From a private jet to an interlude in Paris, from a daring tryst in a public museum to the intimacy of a luxury hotel, Francesca and Ian come together whenever the need is aroused. But as their relationship grows more intense, Francesca discovers something about Ian—and herself—that forever changes the game and the players. It’s something they never expected, something that sends both their lives spinning deliriously out of control . . .

-----> Review <-----
The similarities between this book and Fifty Shades of Grey were uncanny.

1.) Ian: billionaire, Dom, battling childhood trauma - same as Christian. 
2.) Francesca: innocent/naive virgin who engages in an "agreement" to "please" him - same as Ana.
3.) He told her upfront it was all about sex and not to fall in love. Guess what, she did. No surprise there.
4.) He didn't sign on to fall in love with her but guess what, he does. 
5.) Both characters had play rooms.
6.) Both used their money/power to help further their woman's career. 
7.) Similar scenes when they didn't know the whereabouts of their woman.

I could go on but I won't.

What I can/will say is this...... Because You Are Mine had a lot more kink. Way more!!

More books in the series
When I'm With You
Because We Belong
Since I Saw You

Heart Rating System - 1 (lowest) and 5 (highest) 
Score: ❤❤❤1/2 
(Due to the apparent similarities to the famed book/movie listed above.)

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Review of "The Bold and The Dominant" - Shayla Black

After spending weeks trying to reach Raine Kendall, Dominants Liam O’Neill and Macen Hammerman have finally broken past the walls to their submissive’s wounded heart. Before they can enjoy their newfound closeness, Liam’s past comes back to haunt him when his ex-wife drops in—with a secret that could tear his world apart. Forced to leave Raine in Hammer’s care, Liam is stuck on the outside, stewing in frustration and insecurity…and wondering if Raine no longer needs him or if Hammer alone completes her.

Always the pillar of strength, Hammer tries to help Liam while sheltering their woman. But Raine soon discovers the truth that threatens the trio’s chance of a happily-ever-after. Determined to hold them together, the two men cook up a scheme to uncover the ex’s secret. When an old nemesis returns and targets Raine, can Liam and Hammer come together to slay the danger and save the woman they both love?

-----> Review (Spoilers included) <-----

I knew Liam's ex-wife was a conniving shrew but she really took her bitchiness to a whole new level in this installment. She not only pretended a baby was Liam's and hers, but she also paid Raine's dad to kidnap Raine so she could get her claws into Liam. 

Luckily, she will be serving hard time but not before Raine had to endure more physical and emotional pain courtesy of her dad, Bill. 

While he kept her hostage, he divulged the abuse he administered to her older sister and the death of said sister at his hands. He also killed her mother. Luckily, he was able to save her own life but he inflicted more pain onto her....or ended her life. 

She is no longer a victim. Raine has became a strong woman through the trials has taught her. Way to take back your life!!!! 

As for Beck and Seth, the stage has been set and it's going to be a "Heavenly" sight to watch them fall. Pun intended. :)

My only complaint..... I like love bites but not to the extreme in this tale. Biting hard enough to draw blood is not sexy in my book. The two guys literally left so many marks on her body officials assumed it was part of her assault.  In my opinion, that's pushing the pain aspect of what should be a sexy, sensual part of lovemaking. 

Heart Rating System - 1 (lowest) and 5 (highest) 
Score: ❤❤❤❤

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Review of "A SEAL’s Secret" - Tawny Weber

Subject: Lt. Commander Mitch “Irish” Donovan

Mission: A fitness queen with a hands-on approach!

Navy SEAL Mitch Donovan always plays to win. The push-up contest at the Halloween party should have been a piece of cake. Except that the cake in question is a hot woman dressed as a delicious dessert. Now the only exercise on Mitch’s mind is restraint…

Livi Kane may have “abs of steel,” but she has the all the confidence of a pudding cup. This hunky SEAL, however, makes her forget everything—except for a workout involving his hot, naked bod and a whole lot of sexy, sweaty delight. But Mitch has his secrets—and Livi certainly has hers. All it will take is one unexpected encounter to turn this steamy attraction into an even bigger secret that will start showing any day now…

-----> Review <-----

Two people who take pride in their bodies - you can't get a better match-up if you tried. Their relationship started on a push-up dare/challenge and turned steamy fast. Yeah, the dare might sound boring but it was actually written quite well with flirty moments weaved into the minute standoff. 

My only complaint was the plot was sort of lacking and I found myself more interested in the supporting characters than the ones I was supposed to be concentrating on. 

However, I did enjoy this tale. Maybe enough to give the author another purchase. :)

Heart Rating System - 1 (lowest) and 5 (highest) 
Score: ❤❤❤1/2

Purchase links ------> Kindle and Paperback

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Review of the "One Night of Passion" series - Beth Kery

Irish film director Rill Pierce fled to the tiny, backwoods town of Vulture ‘s Canyon, seeking sanctuary and solitude after a devastating tragedy. Once, his raw sex appeal and sultry Irish accent made women across the globe swoon. Now, he’s barely recognizable…

But Katie Hughes, his best friend’s sister, is not the type of woman to give up on a man like Rill. She blazes into Vulture’s Canyon determined to save him from himself. Instead, she finds herself unleashing years of pent-up passion. In a storm of hunger and need, Katie and Rill forget themselves and the world. But will Rill’s insatiable attraction to Katie heal his pain—or will it just feed the darkness within him?

John Corcoran loved the isolation of the Shawnee National Forest with the crisp spring air, the sounds of nature, and the bracing scent of pine. Isolation is what movie star Jennifer Turner craved as well, an escape that only a weekend hike, a long and blissful distance from Hollywood, could provide.

Yesterday, they were strangers—until a fateful accident, deep in the forest and far from civilization, throws them together and plunges them both into darkness. For Jennifer it is as unnerving as the night itself, trapped in such close quarters with a man as mysterious as John. He is alpha: bold, rough, and masculine, but with a scent of firewood and spice she finds intoxicating.

In the dark, Jennifer’s nightmares spring to life. The only way to vanquish them is by submitting to blind, naked need. Now, as intimately close as a man and a woman can be, they find themselves alone, battling fear and vulnerability. Only an unexpected passion will comfort them—a sensual, raw experience from which neither is certain they want to be rescued.

Aussie playboy, world traveler and landscape photographer Chance Hathoway recognizes a miracle of nature when he sees it. He comes upon her unaware, swimming in the nude. Camera in hand, his instinct is to capture her ripe, naked abandon. But he longs to possess more than just her image…

When Sherona Legion suddenly discovers that she’s being watched at her most vulnerable she’s surprised at her reaction. It’s not embarrassment or anger. It’s pure, unabashed arousal. She likes it—enough so that she’s willing to take an unprecedented risk with the sexy photographer.

Thrilled at having the exhibitionist in her awakened, she agrees to Chance’s offer to pose for a series of nude photographs—stimulating tableaus of bondage. It leads Chance and Sherona to intimate and unparalleled experimentation. But how much is Sherona really ready to give to a complete stranger? And how much more can Chance take?

It’s not often you’re hired to paint a body tattoo—and what a body—on a total stranger at a Hollywood film set. A reserved and careful art teacher, Joy would never forget it. In a rare fit of raw desire she gave herself completely, knowing she’d never see him again, or ever repeat such a shameless, naked impulse.

Little did she know, the man with whom she shared that lightning bolt of lust was star Everett Hughes. For Everett, women and sex came as easily as fame. But how could he hope to convince the guarded Joy that beneath the hard body and sexy fa├žade of celebrity was a real man who wanted only one, real woman?

In the heat of an intoxicating affair, Everett endeavors to break down her barriers, gain her trust, and expose himself as the real deal. But can Joy do the same, and reveal to him the vulnerable woman who longs to be loved, wanted, and desired forever?

Former Army intelligence officer Seth Hightower may work with the Hollywood elite as a special effects makeup artist, but he’s learned the hard way to keep fame obsessed starlets at arm’s length. Only one woman ever tempted him to break his rules about dating actresses—and she left him with the memory of one night of uninhibited passion and a lifetime of what-ifs.

Hollywood “It” girl Gia Harris is used to being in the spotlight—and avoiding it when necessary. After she witnesses a heinous crime, she knows testifying is the right thing to do, even if it is in the midst of a media circus. But when things heat up and Gia is in danger she needs to avoid prying eyes and the rabid, long arm of the media. Seth’s special skills and knowledge of disguise make him the perfect person to keep her famous face out of the news, but their history makes him the last person she wants to be alone with. He’s far too tempting—and now, far too close…

As Seth conceals Gia and steals her away from a rabid public, they can’t ignore the blistering attraction between them. And when they give in to their cravings, they reveal more about themselves than either of them has ever laid bare before…

-----> REVIEW OF SERIES <----- 

Attention erotic readers, this series will definitely be to your liking. It has everything your sexy hearts desire. 

- exhibitionism
- anal play
- bondage
- spankings
- Dom/Sub scenes
- sex-play (roleplaying) 
- toys

All the above and a plot weaved in too!

If I know you, you're itching to get your hands on this series for sure. Maybe even try out a few of the scenes with your significant other. 

Enjoy, my wicked friends. *winks* 

Overall Heart Rating - 1 (lowest) and 5 (highest) 
Score: ❤❤❤❤1/2

Addicted to You - Kindle (US), Paperback (US), Paperback (CA), Kindle (CA), Paperback (UK), and Kindle (UK)

Captured By You - Kindle (US), Kindle (UK), Kindle (CA), and Kindle (AUS/NZ)