After reading the blurb and the title…you know what to expect. This story delivers. Bryn needs to escape her ex. Charles, is vindictive and connected. When a court order doesn’t work, Bryn's distraught. A female friend suggests a week’s vacation at ‘Surrender’ a modern-day Fantasy Island. Bryn specifies two men and the resort delivers a tropical castaway theme with two sexy men.
The sex is scorching hot. The two men, Den and Mike play the master role. Bryn, pretends amnesia and goes by the name Sirena, as the submissive. The sex scenes are … HOT, with most permutations covered including ménage and mild BDSM, flogging. You may need gloves to read this one. The bad guy is Charles, the ex. All you know about him are Bryn’s thoughts. By the end of the vacation, she believes she has moved beyond him but he is waiting for her. The only reason this is a recommended read and not higher is the conflict between Charles and Bryn. Considering the build up through the story, the ending isn’t climatic enough. It's over and done way too quickly and Bryn ends up with ... you'll have to read and find out!
Highly recommended. Wanton Surrender is a fun, quick and easy read which delivers.
DROWNING HER SORROWS
Thirtysomething widow Gayle Connolly works in the beer business but all the beer in the world won't drown her grief over losing both her husband and son in a fatal crash. Parting the waters of her self-blame is no easy task for Noah Stokes, the young man whose own dreams were dashed by circumstance but whose fatal attraction for his new boss Gayle provides an entirely new bottle to drink from.
Overcoming grief and giving one's self permission to forgive and move on is the major theme here. Though tragic, Gayle Connolly's three year wallow in self-pity seems a little overdramatized. Also, her ultra-rich, more-money-than-Croesus lifestyle is a little unbelievable, as is some out-of-character dialogue and sudden, slutty behavior on both character's parts. However, she manages to turn the head of a hard-working and honest young man several years her junior. Predictably, she pushes him away but gradually succumbs to his advances. The sad part is the wringer she puts him through along the way.
While I like the older woman-younger man pairing, it's not without its obvious problems. He wants to avoid being the boy-toy and poor Gayle doesn't know how to treat him any other way. Noah doesn't give up though, which is a 'testament' to his patience and willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done. And like the old-testament Noah, perseverance does pay off; you just have to be the bearer of the olive branch once in awhile. The result is a story and a relationship that is a uniquely crafted brew of attraction, grief, guilt, forgiveness, hot sex, and eventually love. Cheers to that.
Clarie is doing a paper on her favorite writer, Liam. The problem is, he lives in a remote area that just had a really bad snow storm. Now she’s trapped in the cabin with this gorgeous, tortured guy. He agrees to the interview but only if she sleeps with him...
So normally, meeting and then having sex wouldn’t have made a good start. I’m so damn impressed with this author because that beginning worked. The characters feel real and deep from the very start and the sex between strangers is well done here. (I never thought I’d say that but it’s true). And that first sex scene! Holy F&^*ing hell! Scorching hot doesn’t even do it justice. It is so much more. (My husband thanks the author for a great night, by the way). The author could have eased up on the sex after that. There were three or four in a row. A bit much. I did find myself enjoying the story more after that though. Clarie, doing her thesis on the famous writer, Liam, start to date. Or they would have if the story hadn’t ended. They have sex a few times and then there’s an epilogue. Damn it, this author showed so much promise. The sex is hot, if a little to frequent. The characters are interesting but the story is more of a snippet rather than a book. That’s a shame, because I think this author has serious talent.
I don't know but I've been told;
Sex and guns just never gets old.
There's no place for love in a soldier's life. For Beau Williams, an elite member of Delta Force, long-term relationships are a no-go...until the right woman breaks down his emotional camouflage. It could never work, an oft-deployed military specialist and a grounded, work-obsessed journalist...or could it? Facing danger together brings the illusion of closeness, but for Beau it's one more close call that tells him romance is only for civilians.
Beau Williams and Megan Welles have already met by the start of this book, so it felt like something was missing by not experiencing the initial spark/conflict between them that establishes their relationship. So essentially they are already a couple for the duration of this story which is actually a bit boring despite the overabundance of sex scenes. However, the author is an experienced writer and it shows; the intricate plot is quite enough to keep the story going and the reader engaged, (although the editor deserves a military hazing for letting so many unforgivable typos slip through).
Overall, the book is well written, well researched and with some brilliant flashes of dialogue (my favorite thing!). It's not so much about the soldiers here as it is about the women who make happy prisoners of their soldier's hearts; proving that love can win more battles than any army. A recommended read!
Mikaylah and her only daughter Autumn have been on their own a long time. When Autumn goes off to college, Kaylah decides to sell the house and follow along. When the closing of the house overlaps, Kaylah has to stay behind, while Autumn goes on her own to orientation. From that moment, Kaylah's new beginnings turn into an utter nightmare. Jerusalem, a former serviceman pulls up to the old- Cleary house all he can see is dollar signs for him and his crew. When he meets Kaylah, he is instantly attracted. However, there is something strange going on in this old house and it has nothing to do with remodeling. The house is affecting Kaylah's mind and he fears he will lose the battle.
From the start, I was intrigued with Kaylah and her old house. The idea of the paranormal good or bad makes the story thrilling. Salem and Kaylah are both survivors and I appreciate how well they are suited for one another. Then comes the shocking truth that Salem uncovers and I was flabbergasted, did not expect the turn in this story. I love it!
Autumn's Healing is a highly recommended read!
Title: The Auction
Author: Rose Carole
Genres: Contemporary, Erotic, Romance, BDSM
TBR Reviewer: Amy
Rating: 3 Stars - A Good Read!
Heat: 3/5 - Blush Worthy!
David puts his sub Jenna up for auction, but they both get more than they bargained for. Jenna is unhappy that David is putting her up for auction, but he hasn’t exceeded her limits so, she must do as he says. After the auction is over, Jenna finds herself excited along with her two Dom’s for the night. They have an intense experience in the harem room. Jenna and David both feel connected in a way they have never before and they have learned a lot about each other to help further their relationship.
I liked the story! David and Jenna made for a perfect couple. Add in an auction at the club for an exciting kink. I would have liked the “sex” to have been more intense and more focused on, since this is in the BDSM genre. The kink/sexy factor needed to be hiked up a little more for it to really thrive and that’s why I gave this three stars.
The Auction is a good read for romance but not very kinky for a BDSM book.
Title: A Christmas Kiss
Author: Kassandra Lea
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Western
TBR Reviewer: Amy
Rating: 3 Stars - A Good Read!
Heat: 1/5 - Tame
Clara Dickens isn't looking for love for the holidays; however Mother Nature changes all of that. Veterinarian Clara is smitten with rancher Asher Barlow. He is a good guy who loves animals. When Asher rescues a pregnant mare down on her luck, he calls Clara to give her medical care. After helping, Asher asks Clara over for dinner as a thank you. One date leads to another and they start having feelings for each other. Maybe with Christmas and the blizzard arriving, they both will finally be pushed in the right direction.
I like the idea of the story and thought the characters are great. I gave this story three stars because to me it needs something more. I feel that these two are always dancing around one another. I wanted more heat between the two of them, especially since they have such a strong attraction to one another. Overall, A Christmas Kiss is a romantic holiday read.
This is Becky’s first year at Cambridge University. She is juggling two jobs, a heavy study load, and one secret that will not stay hidden much longer. She has moved past her affair with Greg, so she thinks, but her attraction to his brother is still there. He is driving her crazy and putting her libido into overtime. Sex is off limits, even if the discovery didn’t mean the end of Craig’s career or Becky’s future. Craig despises Becky for her affair with his brother, however when he discovers she intends to strip for extra cash, he shows her what a man expects after a striptease.
I really like the storyline and the characters. The forbidden aspect makes the story so interesting. I like that Becky is secure with herself and her lifestyle choices, considering she is so young. Craig balances out Becky with his age and experience and they are good for one another. Their chemistry is off the charts and definitely naughty. I gave this book four stars because the story is cleverly written and super steamy!
Hannah flees cross country from her tycoon boss, right into the arms of her friend Finely. When she sees Finley again her old feelings for him resurface. Finely is a successful and powerful business man. Letting her walk away years ago has been his biggest regret. He vows to do whatever it takes to keep her this time. He soon finds out that Hannah has been keeping secrets, can he break down her walls or will her past destroy her?
I liked this one. Hannah is sweet and loving and when she is with Finely you can definitely feel the chemistry between the two. Finely is a strong dominant man who takes what he wants. Then you have Thaddeus who also plays apart with both of them in a different capacity, giving this a exciting twist on the story. I’m excited to see where the next story will take these two.
I do advise you read Obsession (first book in series) so the story makes more sense.
Summer Quinn has been away from her family’s ranch for a long time. Now she’s ready to come home. Can she handle what awaits her? Summer has been hurt and now she has lost her trust in men. Will she ever be able to trust again? Trouble is, she is in love with a man she never thought would want her. Barrett Thorne quit the rodeo circuit due to an injury. One more and it could have been fatal. After his wife leaves him, he feels less than desirable. All he wants is to work hard to forget his troubles. When Summer comes back things change for them. Can the two of them overcome their insecurities and be together.
I like this story. Two old friends reconnecting after years apart. This time things are different though. Feelings have surfaced and despite each having issues to deal with they come together with an intensity. The story is sweet and sexy all rolled into one. I do hope this turns into a series as I can see the other family members getting their story!