The war has ended, however the cyborgs who were created to fight, are still battling for acceptance. Former soldiers Toro and Jaeger have been on the move since their service has ended. They are looking for a permanent home. Cynder is co-owner of the Nova Club with her two cyborg siblings. The club isn’t just a business, but her home as well. Life on The Drift isn’t easier. When these three meet the attraction is immediate, however they must get over their past to make it work.
This story is pleasantly different. Jaeger and Toro are looking for a permanent place to settle down. This is how they meet Cynder, co-owner of The Nova Club. Each of them are trying to get away from their past and move on. They all have a common bond by what they are. From the start you can see the insta-connection. The story is full of sci-fi characters with different backgrounds . I also enjoyed how the story is light and easy going and even funny at times. I do suggest reading the first story in the series so the other characters in the book make sense. I love that the story is fresh and different and that's why I'm giving this story four stars.
All In is a good fun, flirty read!
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Kit and Luke are cyborgs, created for the purpose of war. Now that the war is over, they must find a way to make a life for themselves. Cargo Pilot Zura Watson has traveled to the edge of civilized space to start over. The Drift is a place for the lost, hunted, and those seeking second chances. It is the last place Zura expected to lose her heart. When the past comes back to hurt them the three of them must do whatever they have to, to stay together.
This is an interesting story. The plot is definitely something fresh. Kit and Luke are something else. To me they are like night and day to one another yet they balance each other out. Zura is a force to be reckoned with. She is tough and can handle herself. The three of them hit it off amazingly and have a steamy story together.
I’m looking forward to reading more from The Drifter series.
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Adina Diggersby lives for her art. Sculpting stone is her passion and fills her lonely days. She spends her time in her studio or admiring her personal collection of sculptures. However, her last purchase has come to life and informs her he is her protector. Adina has vowed to help Stone from his spell. Unraveling the dark magic will come at a price though. Can these two survive?
This story is most definitely different. I think the author really thought outside the box with this one. Stone is a delightful, sexy man. The history of him is well told and very exciting. Then there is Adina. Everything about her is wonderful. I love that she has such a colorful family and background. All in all a very interesting story full of excitement and surprise. I can't wait to read more from the town of Magic!
Title: Uniform Fetish
Authors: Doris O’Connor, Sandra Bunino, Susan Hayes, Lila Shaw, Moira Callahan, Donina Lynn, Evie Knight, S.J. Maylee, Wren Michaels, Meredith J. Scott
Genre: Contemporary, Anthology, Erotic
TBR Reviewer: Cecile
Stars: 5 Stars - A Must Read!
Heat Level: 3/5 - Blush Worthy
This was a MF anthology involving uniformed love interests. From a fireman, to law enforcement, military men, a female doctor, and NCIS/Federal Agents this book is HOT. The men had one thing in common: Domination. The women didn’t know what spanked them (literally in some stories), which was done in an enticing and enjoyable manner. The writing was believable, the love stories happily ever after, and the characters easy to fall in love with. While the women were submissive in the bed they were all strong women outside of the romantic relationship and it was easy to see how the men fell for them. It would be a difficult thing for me to name a favorite among these, as they were all very good. I will say that Doris O’Connor’s story of a fireman Dominant saving a submissive named Cat from being stuck on her ledge was a great opener. Rhys was a sizzler from beginning to end (pun intended) and it was a wonderfully done Happily Ever After.
I give this Anthology 5 stars for it’s complete and utterly uniform (see what I did there) sexiness. The scenes were all very well done, without being trite. The relationships were believable even when the characters didn’t know each other long. There were some common themes (other than uniforms and dominance) that I enjoyed as well.
Title: Wilde Edge
Author: Susan Hayes
Length : 102
Genres: Romantic Suspense
TBR Reviewer: (Your name): Victoria
Rating: 5 Stars - A Must Read!
Heat: 3/5 - Blush Worthy
I have no problem with people working in roles unusual for their gender. However, frequently I don’t feel like the author really adequately conveys a true sense of the job and how the unusual gendered character deals with it. That, however, I am happy to report, is not the case with Wilde Edge. I loved Jo and her love of classic cars. Tag’s recovering from a bullet wound and looking for a new purpose in life. When he takes over the second apartment in Jo’s place, he finds that new direction.
These two made for a great pair and I enjoyed seeing the conflict brought on by Jo’s jerk of an ex be resolved. It wasn’t an easy resolution, but it was complete. I was okay with the first book in this series, but this second one jumped to new heights and reminded me why I enjoyed Ms. Hayes’ work.
Author: Susan Hayes
Length : 36
Genres: Paranormal Romance
TBR Reviewer: Victoria
Rating: 4 Stars - Recommended Read
Heat: 4 - Smoking Hot
Two shifter thieves trying to steal the same painting (different motivations). As if that weren’t enough of a problem (competing to get the same piece), when they’re within range, they realize they’re mates!
Doyle is a white tiger shifter who works for an private firm for hire. He’s stealing a painting that was previously stolen so they can return it to the proper owner. Everything’s going well (although he’s hilariously anti-snow, considering he’s a white tiger) until he smells a female shifter and is completely wrapped up into the scent of his intended mate.
Tessa is a leopard shifter who’s stealing the painting because she never got paid for stealing it in the first place and she wants to encourage payment.
I think I enjoyed the whole mate thing because it made for amusing (and sexy) moments as they tried to get out of the house (they nearly get caught because the owner had *Spoiler* - read the book to find out)! It’s a four-star for me because I just giggled (in good ways) throughout the book. Mostly because I loved the reactions Doyle had as he was in the snow. Apparently shifters are not immune to the cold when they’re in their human forms. Ms. Hayes has a very light, almost comedic tone to her book and I would love to read more set in this world.
Wilde Chase (Wilde Brothers 1)
Author: Susan Hayes
Length : 84 pages
Genres: Contemporary Romance
TBR Reviewer: Victoria
Rating: 4 Stars - Recommended Read!
Heat: 4/5 - Smoking Hot
Vet Kelly and Cop Ben have known each other for several months because she’s been the vet for his police dog, Chase. He finally asks her out after her clinic is broken into late one night. This story follows their getting together and introduces the rest of the very large Wilde family.
I really enjoyed Ben’s family. It’s loud, boisterous, and pretty much just what I imagined a large family of all boys would be like grown up. Competitive, giving each other crap, and so forth. The family makes up the bulk of the secondary characters in this book, though there are a couple of cops and the gang members who are in the clinic break-in in the beginning and the end of the book.
Kelly only has her sister and that relationship is part of the cause of problems between Ben and Kelly. She’s helping her sister recover from an addiction problem and has thus chosen a somewhat bad neighborhood to live in (all she could afford after paying for her sister’s rehab). Ben, being a cop, isn’t thrilled with some of Kelly’s choices, like walking to work (several blocks away) late at night in a rough neighborhood.
I had a few things that hit “I don’t like” buttons for me, like them sleeping together on the first date. I lost a bit of respect for both of them for not waiting and maybe I’m just too old fashioned, but I wish the sexual tension could have been drawn out a bit longer. I also felt Ben way over reacted to Kelly’s lifestyle choices, and tried to get too bossy for her. But, I liked how he groveled and made up for it in the end, and I liked how Kelly was so compassionate toward one of the clinic robbers at the end of the book. Sometimes I think the world needs more people like her, willing to look beyond the surface.
I like Susan Hayes’ work and will look her up again in the future.
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Author Susan Hayes
Series: Kismet Cove
Tbr Reviewer : Shyla
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance,
Length : 252 pages
Rating: 5 Stars - A Must Read
Heat: 4 - Smoking Hot
It’s been a long time since I enjoyed a story so much. Ms. Hayes had me at the first page. I adored her heroine, Vivian, fierce, independent, and edgy, she had a killer sense of humor, and love for life that jumped off the page, grabbed me, and never let go! A hairstylist, working under a boss who constantly takes advantage of her hard work, Vivian quits when she contacts her mere hours before her flight is set to take off for her vacation to witness her best friends bonding ceremony. ( a marriage type contract for a triad). I knew from that moment on, me and this girl were in for a fun journey! She falls in love with the secluded town that hides a secret. I could gush on, but I don’t want to ruin a thing. The discoveries as the story progresses is a huge part of what made it so amazing. With drastic change already on her horizon, Byron, and Tucker seem like a part of fate’s plan.
Byron and Tucker were both amazing, and so very different! Selkie men, blood-bonded since they were young, the two have an almost twin like bond, and literal telepathy! From a broken home, Tucker is bound to a horrible drunken mess of a father, and duties linked to his blood. The tremendous responsibility and bitterness he holds toward the circumstances drive him out on the outskirts of the Selkie haven. He’s kept his emotions tight to his chest, until Vivian strolls in and changes his perspective, much to Bryon’s relief. From a loving family with a mother hen, who’s sassy and nurturing he’s the more lighthearted of the two men. Their banter, love for one another, and need for Vivian come together to create one hell of a story.
The sensuality of the sex scenes made me fall further in love with the triad and made me reach for a glass of water. Ms. Hayes did a hell of a job writing this one with loveable, unique characters with depth, interesting backgrounds, and a not so perfect road to happily ever after. I highly recommend this story to all romance lovers out there.
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Blind Bet is a sizzling science fiction short that will open your mind and heat up any day. Ms. Hayes does a superb job of blending futuristic worlds and races with romance. I fell in love with the unique job, the heroine Laurli worked. As a tech on a asteroid mining ship she’s one of the guys. Funny and boisterous she still managed to maintain her femininity, and sexual urges. Six months isolation with four rough around the edges, large, gruff, and charming men she’s tired of taking things into her own hands. But the Chief laid down the law. She chooses one man and stick to him, or stays away from them all. With a crew as delicious as hers, picking isn't an option. Then a mishap with a hot bowl of soup puts her out of commission, and the drugs taking away the pain, loosens her lips.
When the truth about her feelings comes to light the men quickly come to the decision she doesn't have to choose, she can have them all. The volcanic eruption of sexual contact that happens next is tempered by genuine emotions and sensuality. Not an easy feat when you’re dealing with four men and one woman! This unique tale has it all, action, adventure, love, and heat.
I highly recommend it to someone looking for a quick, well-rounded read with flashes of humor.
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Lexa's mom moved her away from Sunset Point when Lexa was only eight years old, convincing the young girl that the island was full of sexual deviants and an all-around bad place to be. Twenty years later, almost a year after her father's death (who she didn't see after leaving the island), she finally returns, having been located by her father's lawyer (and at-one-point-menage family member) Sam and informed of her inheritance of all of her father's belongings, including a marina. She quickly begins remembering her childhood on the island and runs into her playmates, Beau and Diego, who she'd jokingly said she'd marry one day (yes, both of them).The sex in this book is hot, heavy, and frequent once the trio actually runs into one another (that doesn't take place for a surprising amount of time - like 25% through the book before they finally make contact). I'm not generally a menage girl, but I loved how Ms. Hayes handled it, and how the men were up front and honest about wanting permanence with Lexa, and both of them involved with it. It was nice to have no man-on-man action. They were all about Lexa.
The secondary plot was a search for a drug smuggler who'd brought drugs to the island, and as cops, it was Beau and Diego's job to track the smuggler down. The secondary plot really came across as not so much of an after-thought, but more...filler. It really wasn't that big of a deal throughout the book, just sandwiched in between sex scenes (heh - a lot of sandwiching went on, with Lexa as the center).
And that brings me to the points that made me decrease the stars. 1) To my mind, the villain had a neon-pink sign over their head saying "I'm the villain, I'm the villain" from the very first time they showed up on the page.
2) The far more heinous, squicky aspect (which was much more responsible for the lowered score than the villain issue) was the fact that over and over and over again, Beau and Diego harped on the fact that they'd been dreaming about loving Lexa, being with Lexa, ever since she vanished. She left the island when. She. Was. Eight! They were dreaming about a woman they literally had not seen since she was eight. Not even a tween or a teen. Eight! Had she been a teenager, I really would have had very little problem with this, but there you have it. It really really gave me the squickies. I almost wonder if in an earlier draft she'd been older and then because of the need for Lexa to remember very little about the island, Ms. Hayes made her younger, and just sort of overlooked the age thing when having Beau & Diego go googly-eyed over their memories of her.
But, I really liked this book and think I'm going to go find others in the series, which is saying something considering my prior feelings about menage couples. Well done to Ms. Hayes for getting me to think more positively about menage romance! I loved it!
Thanks to the author for sending this to review!