Monday, December 29, 2014

Laid Bare By Lauren Dane

Laid Bare (Brown Siblings #1)

Genre: Erotic Romance


Unexpected Desire...

It's been ten years since clean-cut, sexy-as-hell police officer Todd Keenan had a white-hot fling with Erin Brown, the provocative, wild rocker chick next door. Their power exchange in the bedroom got under his skin. But love wasn't in the cards just yet...

Now, life has thrown the pair back together. But picking up where they left off is tough, in light of a painful event from Erin's past. As Todd struggles to earn her trust, their relationship takes an unexpected and exciting turn when Todd's best friend, Ben, ends up in their bed--and all three are quite satisfied in this relationship without a name. As the passion they share transforms Erin, will it be enough to help her face the evil she thought she had left behind?  


This book was not what I was expecting. It started off with a real punch and I thought I was in for another run of the mill, all steam, no substance kind of story but that was not the case. There was some depth in the plot, emotion and growth of characters which may not have been the best compared to some other books that I have read but it was enough to keep me interested and kept it from being average.

I like how the book started off with Erin and Todd starting something but then them going their separate ways but finding each other again. When they were first together Todd was the one that needed to realise who he was but when the time came for them to reunite, it was Erin who needed help finding who she was again which was interesting.

I found the introduction of Ben into a threesome a little abrupt for me, though I do love an m/f/m, it just would have been nice to see more of the progression. This series is definitely one I will be continuing on with, I hope we get little snippets from Ben, Todd and Erin in the next books, I would like to see where they are and how their relationship is progressing. I’d give this read three and a half stars, very close to four stars.


Rating: «««1/2

Friday, December 5, 2014

Cover Reveal: Chasing December By E. Montgomery

Title: Chasing December
Author: E. Montgomery
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date:  December 19, 2014

When December had had her fill of bad boyfriends, she cashed in her savings and made her dream a reality. She is now the proud owner of December’s Light, the towns first candle boutique. Entrepreneurship has left little time for play – or men – over the last two years.

Chase, the new guy in town, stumbles upon December’s Light while on the search for a birthday gift for his sister. He finds a lot more than the perfect scented candle inside the shop though.

But can December allow her heart to open up to this man after she learns his secret?

E. Montgomery was born in Williamsburg, Virginia and raised in Yorktown, Virginia; so paranormal inspiration was easily obtained. She is working on a few books due out in 2015, paranormal and contemporary. When not attached to her laptop, E. Hammond has 4 wonderful children and a nursing degree that likes to rob her of writing time. Some favorites include: Reading (of course), writing (well duh), baking fancy-schmancy cakes, painting and last but not least hanging out with her amazing husband.

Monday, December 1, 2014

The King By J.R. Ward

The King (The Black Dagger Brotherhood #12)

Genre: Paranormal Romance


 J.R. Ward's # 1 New York Times bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood continues as a royal bloodline is compromised by a grave threat to the throne.

Long live the King…

After turning his back on the throne for centuries, Wrath, son of Wrath, finally assumed his father’s mantle--with the help of his beloved mate. But the crown sets heavily on his head. As the war with the Lessening Society rages on, and the threat from the Band of Bastards truly hits home, he is forced to make choices that put everything--and everyone--at risk.

Beth Randall thought she knew what she was getting into when she mated the last pure blooded vampire on the planet: An easy ride was not it. But when she decides she wants a child, she’s unprepared for Wrath’s response--or the distance it creates between them.

The question is, will true love win out... or tortured legacy take over?


 This read was slightly disappointing for me, Wrath has always been one of my favourite characters, but in this it just didn’t feel like we got enough of him. Though I do understand that Ward is trying to transition in the side characters more into the focal point, they don’t measure up to the greatness of the main characters that we have come to know and love in my opinion.

Perhaps my opinion may change when the size characters get their own books and we get more than just a few pieces of their stories here and there but for now I can’t seem to get infested in them. I think I am having a hard time letting go of the fact that there will most likely not be full books on any of the “original” brothers any more *sigh*.

On a more positive note, what little we did get of Wrath and Beth in this read I loved. The progression of the characters and the relationship struggles they faced kept me enthralled and is what kept me reading. I am missing the other brothers though so even though I am not particularly interested in the side characters, I will keep reading for snippets of them. I give this read 4 stars.