Saturday, June 21, 2014

Hot Ticket By Olivia Cunning


Hot Ticket (Sinners on Tour #3)

Genre: Romance/Erotic Romance

Description:

Book #3 in reading order of events in book series, per author

There are things in bassist Jace Seymour’s past that he is unwilling to share with anyone. To cover his guilt and anguish, he seeks dominatrix Mistress V (Aggie) to temporarily placate his inner turmoil.

Aggie doesn’t have much use for men–besides the power rush she gets when they’re begging for mercy at her feet–but Jace isn’t like her usual clients. His cool defiance and unexpected dominance in the bedroom drives her to distraction and quickly steals her heart.

When circumstances threaten Jace’s position in Sinners, Aggie must help him regain his rightful place in the band while showing him that time and love can heal all wounds.






Review

There are not enough words for me to describe how much I love the Sinners series and this book especially. Hot Ticket is a truly amazing read, I couldn’t put it down once I started and once I reached the end, I wished it was longer, I needed more of Aggie and Jace! They are the perfect match for each other and completely addictive.

I loved Aggie, she broke down the walls that were holding Jace back, helping him heal from the pain of his past. She is a strong character, she was upfront with what she wanted and stayed true to herself, she brought out the best in Jace even when he was stubborn and didn’t want any help. Aggie is most likely my favourite of the females so far from the series, she is just everything I look for in a female lead.

As for Jace he is such a sweetheart, though in bed he is anything but; the “torture” he put Aggie through well, they were some of the steamiest scenes I have read in a while. As with every read, you need a character to despise and when Jon come into the piece to take over for Jace while he recovered he fit the bill, the guy was repulsive to say the least.

This series is a must read for everyone, it is fantastic. I don’t know what I am going to do when I finish all the books, they take my breath away and it is so hard to find a series that can do that with each read. I’d give this a rating of 5 stars.




Rating: «««««

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Dark Companion By Maya DeLeina

Dark Companion (Vampire Architects #1)

*Submitted for review by author*

Genre: Paranormal Romance/Erotic

Description:

Warwick, an Elite member of the Vampire Architects, was chosen as Isla’s Protector at the moment of her birth. Four decades later, he struggles to hide the love he harbors for his charge. When the time comes for her to learn of Warwick’s existence, lust is a beast he can’t contain, nor can Isla fight her instant attraction to this mysterious “stranger”. The pair comes together in a frenzied feast of flesh.

But their intimacy has consequences. Consequences for Isla, when she discovers her lover is a vampire…for the team of Architects, who are struggling to save her from a horrific future…for Warwick, when he’s forced to wipe every trace of himself from Isla’s memory.

Isla, Warwick and the Architects will soon discover love isn’t so easily erased. And while fate may have dark designs for Isla…destiny has other plans.




Review

This read intrigued me from start to finish to the extent I couldn’t help but devour it in one sitting. I found the whole Vampire Architects/Protector concept interesting to learn about and follow, and the twist at the end of how Isla was able to reconnect with Warwick at the end even after the erasure was a great touch.

I like how the author gave the female lead, Isla, an empowering role. She was the one seeking out her own pleasure, taking charge and going after what she wanted, when it is usually the male going after the female for his pleasures. It was refreshing to read.

I am hoping this series continues so we get to see the other vampires find their partners. I am particularly interested to see who Dorian will end up with and the circumstances they will find themselves, it’s going to take a strong woman to tame that hot-head. I give this read four and a half stars.



Rating: «««« 1/2

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Scorin' On The Fourth Of July By Cassandra Carr


Scorin' on the Fourth of July

*Submitted for review by author*

Genre: Contemporary Novella

Description:

After Mikael signs a free agent contract with the Buffalo Storm professional hockey team, he finds himself agreeing to a part of a charity hockey tournament taking place over the Fourth of July weekend. While there, he meets Terri, the goaltender who recently backstopped the US women’s hockey team to a gold medal. He’s instantly enamored, both by her skill and her beauty, and sets out to learn more about her.

While Mikael has a brand-new life in Buffalo, Terri fears that to be able to continue playing her beloved hockey she’ll have to leave the area, possibly going far away if that’s what it takes to find a professional team willing to take a chance on a female goaltender. She likes Mikael, but fears becoming involved and then having to leave him.

Both Mikael and Terri are facing turning points in their career and must decide if love is worth it or if they’ll leave their passion on the ice.






Review


The element I liked most out of this short little read was Terri and her being part of a hockey team, you see plenty of books revolving around the lead male being part of a hockey team but I don’t believe I have ever come across a read where the lead female was also involved in playing hockey before this one, it was a nice touch.

I would have liked for it to be longer so we could have seen the relationship between Mikael and Terri progress a little further; though when a short read is this well written you can only expect to be left wanting more.

There wasn’t a lot of heat in this read compared to some of Cassandra Carr’s other works, so if you are looking for a nice romance read without too much detail of a sexual nature then this would be an ideal read for you.

Overall this read was entertaining and easily consumed in one sitting which is perfect for an afternoon when you aren’t in the mood for anything too full-on. It ticked all the boxes in what I look for in a short read and in characters. I’d give this a rating of three and a half stars.



Rating: «««1/2