The Crimson Curse is an adult twist on the classic story Beauty and The Beast. In this story the beast is Calliope and the ‘petals’ are quickly falling…
I love, love, love the twist that beast is a woman. It really gave the story that modern feel. Both Calliope (beast) and her love, Bastian are great characters. I really like the addition of his daughter too. It ties in with the classic story. The romance is sweet rather than intense or hot. I would have liked the story to be longer, to really get into the plot because in certain places it is a bit rushed. But that’s a minor detail. I really enjoyed this book.
If you like the retelling of fairytales, then The Crimson Curse is a highly recommended read!
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No dope is no joke.
For a star of the Columbia Gems baseball franchise, sustaining a cruel and deliberate injury on the field isn't the worst thing that can happen. Being accused of steroid use puts a permanent seal of death on Tag Gentry's bright career. Chef "Skye" Schuyler is hired to prepare Tag's meals during his recovery, but didn't plan on falling for the man as hard as she did in the process. When Tag's jealous ex-lover pulls a vindictive stunt that implicates them both in the steroid scandal, Skye's budding catering business is literally blown to bits by the resulting public outcry. The womanizing Tag has fallen just as hard for her, but can he convince Skye, or even himself? Her fiercely independent nature and sense of betrayal won't allow her to feel the way she once did for him, and it will take more than his money and his lame proposals to change her mind or rebuild her trust.
I was attracted to this book because of its sport theme, but because it is the last in a series, much of the sport side of the story seemed to have already happened in previous instalments. Mask of the Queen (a title that makes no sense at all to me) does sketch out enough of the past events for it to stand on its own, but the motivations and backstory of the characters seems to have lost a little lustre by the time this part of the story takes place. The characters are now dealing with the aftermath of these events and how they resolve their issues both on and off the baseball field.
Despite these few shortcomings, the writing style is entertaining and kept me reading until the end.
Patch ran from his home in East Texas but when his parents die unexpectedly he returns home. Tucker Biggs is his father’s best friend and the will left him in charge. They never got along but Tucker is having unexpected feelings for the young man in the tight blue jeans.
This is a bit taboo and there is the age gap. As long as you’re okay with those two issues I think you’re going to love Lickety Split as much as I did! I love the city slicker versus the old cowboy dynamic. It really makes the story flow right along. I wish there was more about Patch and his family. That issue is just kind of simplified and we all know family is anything but simple. As the story progresses, I find myself falling more and more for these guys.
Lickety Split is a sexy story with a bit o’ happily ever after.
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Ruben finds himself fascinated with a man and nothing stands in his way. Henry was his high school history teacher and the guy that he spent an intense weekend with. Ruben flees, afraid of this thing between them. Meanwhile, Henry writes about the history of objects adding in hints of Ruben and his life. Can Ruben fix this distance he created between them?
Yeah, there’s a big age gap. That didn’t bother me one bit, but I’m just warning you. I think the author handled that really well. I also thought the cover was classy, the blue scarf caught my eye right away. There are interesting plots points and a beautiful love story. The alternating point of views frequently creates a jumpy book but I think Everyday History is certainly worth the read. Henry and Ruben do a dance, unsure but eager with each other that was a pleasure to read.
If you’re looking for a m/m romance that’s heavy on feelings, then Everyday History is the book for you!
Abandoned at the age of five, Kyrie is the last of the Ouri race living on the planet Sirene. She occupies a lonely but exalted position as the Mistress of Justice owing to her Ourian seer's gifts, but there is no-one left of her own people to live with or to love. Overcome with fatigue and loneliness, it is discovered that her Ourian physiology requires a mate in order to survive. When a lone Ouri male is captured and brought to Kyrie's court, she is desperate to learn of her people and their fate, and requests that he be given to her as mate.
Proteus is on a mission; to retrieve the five year old heir to the Ourian throne accidentally left behind in their hurried escape. But no such person exists on Sirene, and he must rely on Kyrie to help solve the puzzle while bringing her back to health with a generous dose of sexual healing!
As Kyrie and Proteus grow closer, an astonishing truth is revealed about the remaining inhabitants of Sirene that explains not only why her people vanished, but also the devious machinations of both races to regain power over the planet. To save all the people of Sirene and bring peace to her world, the cost may be not only Kyrie's life, but the love of her life as well.
Kyrie is a strong female character who holds a position of authority despite her ingenuous, sheltered upbringing. Proteus' amused assessment of her condition and subsequent 'treatment' is both touchingly funny and wildly erotic at the same time. (psst; plenty of men could take some pointers from him!) Kyrie's 'boss' Galen Andronicus is also wonderfully detailed--essentially the villain of the story but one who finds redemption in the end. (Yay!) Although the pace lags in some spots and is a tad subplot-rich, this book makes up for it in originality and attention to detail.
Cameron and Reed are cousins who dream about the same woman. Jocelyn is dealing with the death of her mother. On a cruise she finally meets Cameron and Reed. They begin a smoking hot relationship.
This is the second book in the Made in Heaven series. I enjoyed the first one and gave it four stars here. This book has the interesting dreams, the sexy meeting, and the unfortunate lack of connection between the cousins that fall for the same woman. I love the paranormal aspect and the author does a great job with that. I enjoyed Jocelyn too, with her tragic past and beautiful personality.
I suggest you give Ocean’s Three a try!
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Jessica is hiding. Sheriff Novak is watching. After years of waiting, they’re thrust together and forced to deal with their problems or crumble under them.
I like shifters stories. This book has a good dose of romance and a nice suspense to it. There are shifters, covens and sexy sheriff uniforms (Yum). This is book four in the series and I think you can enjoy it as a standalone. Jessica and Novak’s romance is really hot but also very sweet. I like them a lot and was rooting for their happy ending. Overall, a good story in another shifter world.
If you love shifters, try A Mate for the Sheriff by April Zyon!
Title: The Captain's Harvest
Adrift #5 - not a stand alone
Author: TJ Land
Genre: Sci fi, Romance, Erotic, Gay
TBR Reviewer: Bella Star
Rating: 3 Stars - A Good Read!
Heat: 3/5 - Blush Worthy!
We’re visiting the crew of The Prayer as they become acquainted with their new home planet. As the crew’s pasts are revealed and mystery arises, there’s always sex to be had.
I fell in love with this crew over the past four books. They each have their own personality and distinction. The rejuvenation pill issue is a great plot idea. The sci fi aspect is fun but I’m not a fan of the ghosts and jumping into past memories. I found it very paranormal rather than sci fi. The baby cloning thing is interesting but again, not something that I think makes sense exploring. Maybe because the men are so openly sexual rather than in established relationships? Would one person watch the baby while the others go have orgies? Who decides which person stays? There are many questions that just make the cloned baby thing an odd choice for the story progression. The romance is certainly hot but a bit stale. All these guys going at it book after book. Don’t get the wrong idea, I love the previous books and I highly recommend them!