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Friday, October 13, 2017

Review: SWEET TIME by Nina Lane!

 
My Review: I had to sleep on this one. If I had reviewed it instantly, I would have given it five stars. But giving myself some time to think about it, I realize it's not perfect. Of course it's not, no book is perfect, but I was in love with this one. And even after giving it some time, I still love it, I just realize it has flaws. I loved Gavin, and I loved Gavin and Mia's scenes together, specifically those that take place in the bedroom... or the kitchen, the living room.. wherever they are, really. They were hot together, and those scenes actually made me blush. Me! I read things darker and more twisted than this on a regular basis, but Gavin just did it for me, I guess.

My only issues with this book (and what might have made it a three star book, if not for the pure enjoyment factor that bumped it up to four), stemmed from how some of the characters acted. Mia is smart.. but there were moments where she was just ridiculously oblivious, and that was rough to read. Going along with that, there were moments where Gavin was almost condescending in the way he spoke to her. I know that's not what the author wanted to convey, but what he said made me frown a time or two. But these moments were few and far between, not to mention so very, very short. The rest of the book was a fun read. Sure, the villain may be more than a little obvious, but that doesn't mean it wasn't thrilling when it needed to be.

Cover Lovin': Can I just say how much I love the placement of the heart sucker? *snort*

Recommendation: This can work as a stand-alone. No prior knowledge required.

Final Rating: FOUR out of FIVE stars (4/5)! This was a tough one for me to rate. There were definitely some moments of three-star-ness, but overall, this book was hot and fun, so I think it deserves four stars.


Happy Reading!
~!~ Amanda, Novel Addiction ~!~     

Stuck in a boring insurance job, vivacious Mia Donovan has spent the last few years searching for her life's true path. She fills her time helping plan the wedding of her best friend to the CEO of the Sugar Rush Candy Company.

Mia has also been trying to attract the impossibly rigid Sugar Rush security chief Gavin Knight. But for well over a year, the unyielding Mr. Knight has ignored her, despite her short skirts, tight sweaters, and patently obvious flirting. And when he finally approaches her, it's only to assess the wedding plans for potential security risks.

A former soldier, Gavin has intercepted hostile anonymous letters threatening the high-profile wedding. Determined to keep everyone safe, he's forced to work with the maddeningly sexy Miss Donovan of the thousand-watt charm and irresistible body.

Irked by Gavin's many months of disregard, Mia takes her teasing flirtations to a whole new level. But her coquettish ways are no match for the edgy, lust-fueled dominant he conceals behind his impassive exterior. And when Gavin exerts his full control, Mia discovers he can protect everything except her heart.

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A smile curved her mouth. She stretched one leg over him and straddled his waist. With her nipples poking out of her bra, her skin flushed and her hair a waterfall of gold, he could have stared at her for hours if he weren’t about to implode with lust. He pinched her rosy nipples and twisted the strap of her bra. “Take this off,” he ordered. “I want you naked.” She shed her bra, revealing her perfect round breasts. She braced her hands on the mattress and leaned in to kiss him deeply, her tongue tracing the line of his lips. He slid his hands down to grasp her ass, working one finger between her cheeks. She inhaled sharply, but didn’t protest, arching her back like she wanted more. He’d give her more. And despite her willingness, it might be more than she could handle. More than she could take. “Wait,” she whispered, wiggling back so she was straddling his thighs. “Where are the condoms?” “Drawer in the nightstand.” She reached over to retrieve one and took her sweet time sheathing his dick. By the time she was done, his teeth were clenched from the light, tickling touch of her fingers. He grasped her hips. “Ride me.” Mia bit her lip, a flush rising to her cheekbones. For a second he thought she’d decline, but she lifted herself up, her hand circling the base of his cock as she positioned herself. Then she sank onto him, and the world exploded into the hot, tight clench of her pussy, the sound of her low groan, the clench of her knees around his hips. A flash of pain crossed her face before it was replaced with heavy lust. Heat sizzled through the air. She curled her fingers into his chest and started to move. “Oh my God.” Her breath grew fast, her astonished gaze still holding his. “I feel you so deep, all the way up here.” She pressed one hand to her belly and shifted again, working her gorgeous body up and down on his cock. He dug his fingers into her hips. His jaw clenched to the point of pain. He fought the urge to thrust, to drive them both to the edge. She was a fucking goddess, her tits bouncing, her body flexing and writhing, sweat glistening on her skin. “Faster.” He bit out the order, his blood on fire. She leaned forward, her hair falling in curtains on either side of her face, her little panting breaths puffing against his neck. Her eyes darkened with hunger and urgency. “I need it, Gavin,” she whispered, her teeth capturing her lower lip again. “I need to come with you inside me, hard and deep and… oh God…” “That’s right.” He grabbed her waist and thrust upward, needing to be inside her as far as he could. “Get yourself off… Christ, you’re incredible, all soft tight heat… you’re going to jerk me off, cover your little pussy with my come…” A shudder rocked through her. She braced her hands on his chest and moved faster. Breathy cries came from her parted lips. “I want you to do it first,” she gasped, sliding up and down his cock like a well-oiled piston. “Mark me.” She moved off him before he could stop her, her chest heaving as she slid back to sit on his thighs. She rolled the condom off his erection and stroked, her tapered fingers moving up and down his aching shaft, her thumb caressing the swollen crown. “Do it, Gavin.” Her voice was husky and threaded with anticipation. “Come on my pussy. Give me everything you have.” “Ah, shit.” Every part of him tensed. Fiery pressure built. He gripped her smooth thighs and thrust into her fist. “So goddamned close… harder… now… .fuck.” Heat exploded through him, jets of come splashing over her belly. She gasped, her fist still working his dick until the sensations ebbed. He groaned, sinking against the pillows. “That’s so fucking sexy,” she whispered, releasing him only to slide her fingers through the mess coating her skin. “I love how you feel on me.” “Get yourself off for me.” He stroked his hands up and down her smooth, damp thighs. “I want to watch you.” Shivering, she slipped one hand between her legs and brought the other to her breasts. She twisted her pink nipple and worked her fingers on her clit. Much as he wanted to delve his fingers into her slippery heat again, he restrained himself from reaching for her. He couldn’t take his eyes off the sight of her touching herself, her body sleek and soft. She threw her head back, her hair spilling over her shoulders. Moaning, she moved her fingers more frantically, her body tensing with need. “Gavin,” she gasped. “I feel it… I still feel you… oh God, I’m going to… ah!” A high, keening cry broke from her throat as her body shook, her hand still rubbing her clit. Fucking gorgeous sight, spearing him with fresh lust. “Oh fuck.” She groaned, collapsing on top of him in a hot, sweet bundle of softness. “That was amazing. My ass is still sore from your hand, and I swear that made me come even harder.” He gave a short laugh. Yeah, he’d lost the battle all right. He was about to lose the whole fucking war. And never before had he wanted to surrender.       New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Nina Lane writes hot, sexy romances about professors, bad boys, candy makers, and protective alpha males who find themselves consumed with love for one woman alone. Originally from California, Nina holds a PhD in Art History and an MA in Library and Information Studies, which means she loves both research and organization. She also enjoys traveling and thinks St. Petersburg, Russia is a city everyone should visit at least once. Although Nina would go back to college for another degree because she's that much of a bookworm and a perpetual student, she now lives the happy life of a full-time writer. Website | Facebook | Twitter | Newsletter  

Disclaimer: I received a copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Review: DIRTY LITTLE PROMISE by Kendall Ryan!

    My Review: Okay, I don't know what to do with this one. I'm torn. I loved the first book, gave it five stars. And there are parts of this book that felt just as good. But there were more parts that made this one feel like the author lost her way. I really want to list my issues, but I won't do that to you guys - I refuse to spoil things for other readers. I will say - what the heck is up with Sonja? That storyline was just... so out of left field.

As great as Emma and Gavin's relationship was to read about in book one, it just felt awkward in this book. Like all the plot twists thrown at them were either dumb/came out of nowhere, or were resolved too quickly. But there were still some good points. Kendall Ryan knows how to write the steamy scenes, and she doesn't fail to deliver - in fact, I don't think she can write a scene that doesn't fog up my glasses. And the relationship between the brothers remains complex enough that I'm desperate for more. Cooper! I need more Cooper.

Cover Lovin': Yum!

Recommendation: This is a direct sequel. You *NEED* to read book one, Dirty Little Secret, first.

Final Rating: THREE out of FIVE stars (3/5)! Good, but felt like the plot itself was confused. I'm addicted enough to the family to be desperate for more, so there's clearly something special about the series.


Happy Reading!
~!~ Amanda, Novel Addiction ~!~


  Conflicted in the depth of her feelings for bad boy Gavin Kingsley, lonely librarian Emma Bell knows he’s all wrong for her—yet the heart wants what it wants. But if she gives into his dark, erotic desires will she lose herself completely? Passion, drama and suspense combine in the highly-anticipated conclusion to Emma Bell’s love affair with the alpha and enigmatic Kingsley brothers. Secrets will be exposed, sides will be chosen, and nothing will ever be the same. This is book two in the series, following Dirty Little Secret.    

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          The start to a sexy new series from New York Times bestselling author, Kendall Ryan...   She’s much too innocent for me, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting the sweet, young librarian. I’m dominating and possessive, and my control streak runs a mile wide. The way she looks at me—like I’m one of the heroes in the books she loves, like I’m broken, and she wants to be the one to piece me back together—it only complicates things further. I’m nobody’s hero. But there’s no denying my tragic past reads like one of her favorite literary classics. It’s raw. Visceral. Captivating. And together, we’re a perfect mess. How am I expected to resist when the sexual sparks zap between us and set me on fire? The need to control, and claim her force my walls to come tumbling down, but when she learns my dirty little secret, will my world come crashing down with it?   Amazon | iBooks | Nook | Kobo     A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She's a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she's appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine. Visit her at: www.kendallryanbooks.com for the latest book news, and fun extras Subscribe to Newletter Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Goodreads | Amazon Author Page

Disclaimer: I received a copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Review: BAD FOR HER by Christi Barth!


My Review: Sometimes you read a book description and it sounds absolutely awesome.. and then you read the book and it doesn't live up to the hype... Well that is 100% NOT what happened here! I was already hooked because this sounded awesome, and then I started reading it and was proved right. I didn't want to put it down. It was getting hard to keep my eyes open, but I refused to sleep until I finished this. I had to know what happened.

If I had to pick my favorite part, it would be the relationship between the brothers. It just felt so realistic. They clearly care about each other, but that doesn't mean they will make life easy for one another. There's a loving, yet antagonistic relationship, and I found it amusing and heartwarming all at once. I also greatly appreciated the small town feel the author gave this book. Over all, well written and a great read!

Cover Lovin': Definitely eye catching!

Recommendation:  No prior knowledge needed!

Final Rating: FOUR out of FIVE stars (4/5)!!! A fantastic read, and I cannot wait for more. Plus, I really, really want a Rafe of my own!

Happy Reading!
~!~ Amanda, Novel Addiction ~!~

Today we have the blog tour for Christi Barth’s Bad For You! I am so excited to share this new romance with you! Check it out and grab your copy today!

 

 

Title: Bad For You

Author: Christi Barth

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: October 3rd

Bad For Her Synopsis:

USA Today bestselling author Christi Barth launches a sexy new series about three bad-boy brothers in Witness Protection who are about to learn that going good is harder than they thought… Doctor Mollie Vickers loves the tight-knit community of her tiny Oregon town. But she’s not a fan of the limited dating options. Sleep with a guy who tried to copy off her in junior high? Pass. Mollie’s sex life is flatlining… until a deliciously handsome man she’s never seen before stops to help her fix a flat tire.   As an ex-mobster, Rafe Maguire’s no saint. But he’s trying to turn over a new leaf. Although he probably shouldn’t kiss the hot doctor on the side of the highway. Or suggest a no-strings fling with a woman he has no business pursuing. Rafe’s life is too complicated for love—his new WITSEC-provided identity doesn’t fit him at all and there’s a U.S. Marshal watching his every move. He can’t tell Mollie the truth… but their chemistry is scorching and being good doesn’t mean he can’t be a little bad.   Mollie can’t resist the guy who looks rough, talks tough, and is loyal to the bone. But it’s obvious Rafe is keeping secrets. When the truth comes out, Mollie must decide if she could ever love an ex-mobster… or if this bad boy has truly gone good.

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About the Author:

Christi Barth earned a Masters degree in vocal performance and embarked upon a career on the stage. A love of romance then drew her to wedding planning. Ultimately she succumbed to her lifelong love of books and now writes award-winning contemporary romance, including the Naked Men and Aisle Bound series. Christi can always be found whipping up gourmet meals (for fun, honest!) or with her nose in a book. She lives in Maryland with the best husband in the world.

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