Georgiana Regina Lucille Fletcher also known as Gigi, was a cynical romance author who wrote about love but did not believe in its actual existence. Michael Burnett comes home on leave to help his secret agent brother keep a VIP bride’s wedding from being a bust. With a terrible female role model in her mother it is no surprise that Gigi has very little faith in love. When her mother’s much younger (read: same age as Gigi) boyfriend runs off with a bridesmaid, a very handsome Michael distracts Gigi, allowing her family to force her to take the missing bridesmaid place. When threats and dead flowers arrive to Gigi she believes they are a prank initially. After the wedding she is attacked in her hotel room. It will be up to Michael to keep her alive, and at the same time convince her that love is real. When Michael is deployed and more attempts are made on Gigi’s life, it’s a comedy of errors for the bad guys but thankfully Gigi is only a little worse for wear. They keep in touch when Michael is deployed again, and further attempts on Gigi’s life are made. When he returns home it will be up to them to see if their love can outlast the threats against her life.
First, let me say I loved this book. Michael is a sweet but sexy and protective man that is determined to show Gigi how true love is not only possible but happening between them. He passes all of her tests (even those she’s not aware of giving) and keeps her safe in the process. One of the things I really liked about the book is that even though Michael appears to develop serious feelings for Gigi fairly quickly, that is not completely unrealistic in situations with military men. They know the fragility of life and are often deployed and are not unlikely to seize love the minute they find it. The story was sweet but hot when it needed to be. The sex was sizzling, and the overall arch of the story was captivating. This is a great read for fans of military erotica/romance. I gave this book an easy 5 stars for just a wonderful blend of good writing, great characters, and an awesome plot. The happily ever after did my heart good!
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Violet is the Alpha Queen in hiding. Viper and Laden are tasked with protecting her and that is not an easy job with the deadly prophecy going around.
I was slightly lost on certain scenes, so reading the previous books would be fundamental. Violet was a great, sexy character. I loved that she wasn’t helpless but she knew when it was time to bring in the big, bad protectors. Viper and Laden were fantastic warriors. They complimented each other really nicely. There was a bit much going on with different realms, Draygons, Vhampires but that could be covered in the previous books which I did not read. So, not taking off stars for that. The fours stars was actually for the world building. I was so excited about different realms because fantasy is one of my favorite genres. I was disappointed that this other realm had such human expressions, cursing for example. There also wasn’t much description of that world which is a shame. It could have been really magical. I think the characters were really great and made this book a solid 4 star review.
Violet’s Protectors was an entertaining read.
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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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Laura is willingly auctioning herself in a BDSM club to have some wild, kinky sex. However, her ‘buyer’ is a man from her past who broke her heart.
I’m trying to find the words to explain how much I loved this book. The plot wasn’t new but it was so well done. The characters were so wonderful. I couldn’t stop reading. I wanted to know more about Laura’s past and longed to see how Slade could help heal her. The only think keeping this for 5 stars with the jumpiness. One scene had several point of view changes and it made the read jumpy. Other than that this story was stunning. The BDSM was beautifully done. And talk about sexy, smoking hot, amazingly stimulating. I’m not sure if I need a cold shower or a few hours alone. Damn!
If you’re looking for BDSM with a heart read Auctioned by the Honorable Dom!
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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!
Clarin is helping Bethany get her sister back. That’s the simple plot. The complicated plot is that this is in the future with spaceships, domination and illegal slaves. Wow! Clarin has to teach Bethany to be a submissive to fit in with the illegal slaves so that they can save her sister. However, as the training progresses Bethany and Clarin start to fall in love.
This story was fantastic! I loved the world building, it was so wonderful. I felt like I was on the spaceship. There was this cool whip that would not leave a mark on a person but still cause a sting. Since it’s a domination/submission, I was confused when Bethany was calling Clarin master. Shouldn’t it be mistress? Later on, that is explained. The characters had a lot of layers which I enjoyed peeling back. There was action, hot lesbian sex and all of it in the darkness of space.
Breaking Bethany is a wonderful BDSM romance in a sci fi setting, a must read!
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What happens when you add one naturally submissive baker to one hard-ass biker and his cowboy mechanic best friend? You get a very hot ménage relationship! Noah Appleton meets Jake Harding
when his delivery truck breaks down on his way to deliver an order. Jake and his best friend, Michael Rawlins, own a garage called Hard & Raw, as well as being part owners in a BDSM club. The attraction between the three men is mutual and instantaneous, and soon, Jake and Michael are training Noah to be their third in hopes of a permanent relationship.
This relationship, and therefore the book, never has a real crisis point. The three just find ways to make their communications grow over time, and slowly fall in love. There are times when Noah is insecure and clingy, but he is also in his early twenties, so it was fairly natural. Although it seemed that it was an excuse to write lots of sex scenes. I enjoyed the read and plan to read more in the series. I have not read any of the previous books but could not see that it detracted from this one at all. (And it was really hot, so if that's what you are looking for in your next book, this one is a good choice!)
Grab your bottle of water you’re in for one smoking hot, adventure...inside the bedroom and out!
This sizzling page turner had me hooked from page one. Katt is incredible, a sexy, confident, powerful, vampire hunter who can stand up with the boys and look gorgeous doing it. Witty, brazen, and tough she leapt off the page with a larger than life persona that felt real. She’s the type of friend you go to when you want to hear it straight. I clicked with her from the start, and loved that Ms. Blue didn’t sugar coat what Katt did, or allow her to come away unscathed because she was ' So Skillful'. Her descriptions of weaponry, fighting style, and scraps turned this read into a miniseries playing in my head. On the hunt for Cale, the vampire that lead her down the path of hunting, she meets the delicious Glen while undercover. The attraction is instant, but the hunt comes first. Fate has a hand and they meet again and exchange numbers. Through Glen she meets Mark and the trio comes together quite organically. Balancing both her hunt and her men is tricky, but oh so entertaining for the reader!
Glen and Mark... sighs. These men were mind-blowing! Brains, Brawn, and a quirky sense of humor! What more could a gal ask for? Alpha enough to handle such a strong woman, but flexible to hand over the reins, they draw Katt into a sexy, three-way that feeds much more than her sexual desire. Ms. Blue did an incredible job giving them distinct personalities, and styles, despite their similar upbringing, and brother like bond. The secret they keep about their shifter nature raises the bar of tension and adds to the danger.
Katt Amongst the Wolves is the perfect balance of romance and adventure. The hunt for Cale is full of surprises, and twisty turns, and the relationship between Katt, Glen, and Mark is downright flammable.
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