Liberated (Fractured #3) by Elle Charles

Book Description:

Published: August 14, 2015

Format: E-Book

After escaping the life that was determined to never let her go, and leaving behind the man that coaxed her from the darkness, Kara is back to living a solitary life. Hiding away, once again, she is living in isolation, forging an existence from the torn shreds left behind. Desperately wanting everything that has been stolen from her, but too frightened to take the risk, she has convinced herself that her choices are the right ones. Her absolution to stay hidden is robust, until familiar faces resurface, bringing with them heart breaking truths that she cannot ignore. Facing up to the consequence of her choices and the decisions she has made, running is no longer an option.

Facing up to reality will prove to be the hardest thing she ever does.

Ghosts from the past will return, undisclosed secrets will be revealed and lifelong dreams shall finally be fulfilled.

Warning:

Please note, this novel contains serious adult content and descriptive sexual scenes. 

Review –

I don’t know why, but I felt let down by this book, the final installment of the Fractured series. To me, it was too long, dragging out parts that could have been dealt with more succinctly.

The author did a very good job of tying up all the loose ends and getting rid of all of the demons that had plagued Kara and Sloan from the very beginning.

 

I felt like shaking Kara at times for the stupid things she did. Sloan had the patience of Job. 

I did like ending with the epilogue from Sloane’s point of view.  I like Sloan enormously and was very satisfied with tbe way the story ended. I will think of them enjoying their future together free from fear at long last. 

Tormented (Fractured #2) by Elle Charles

Book Description:

Published: October 7, 2014

Format: E-Book

Kara Petersen has lived through more than most.

The horrors of her past had shaped her, forcing her to walk through this life relatively alone. Untrusting and guarded, seeking solace in the shadows, she thought she could survive anything that life threw at her.

And she did…

Until him…

Sloan Foster.

He brought her out of the darkness and into the light. He gave her a life she could never have imagined. She fell in love with him, but when faced with controversy, just like everyone else, he let her down.

He broke her heart.

She was complacent.

She was foolish.

Except, it wasn’t her love for him that was foolish, it was believing she could escape pain.

In a bid to end her suffering for one night only, she unknowingly walked into the path of evil.

Enduring the devastation of having to remember the night of her abduction, she must decide if she is willing to risk possibly having her heart-broken again in order to find out the truth.

Can she really give all her love to a man who has the ability to obliterate her completely?

Taking a leap of faith, she vows to trust him, regardless of how imprudent it may transpire be.

Falling further into his outwardly perfect world for a second time, Kara is, once again, treading a path she fears will eventually destroy her.

As truths finally unfold and decade old secrets are revealed, it’s clear the past has never been too far behind and binds her to others in ways unimaginable.

Together, she discovers their love is tormented.

Warning:
Please note, this is a dark erotic romance. It contains descriptive sexual scenes, violence and other serious adult content. It is suitable for readers aged 18 and over only. Due to the subject matter of this novel, it is not recommended for those who are easily offended or of a sensitive disposition. Also, there are many triggers.

Review –

This book takes up immediately where the first one left off. 

Kara has been kidnapped and physically tortured for days by Deacon, whom we find out later was the one who raped and beat her repeatedly when she was a teen. She is rescued by her girlfriend, Sam, and stays in the hospital for over a week.

Sloan is besides himself seeing Kara in that condition again. He was the one who rescued her when she was fifteen.

Kara does go back to Sloan and gives him a second chance but since there in a third book in the series, I knew more bad things were going to happen.

There are many twists and turns in this book and the story becomes a bit convoluted. Kara is made privy to some secrets of her past and the role that Sloan and his friends played.

Near the end of the book, Kara is again kidnapped by Deacon and horribly abused and again is rescued, this time by Jeremy (who I wouldn’t trust if my life depended on it). She convinces him that she can’t go back to Sloan looking the way she does(this time Deacon had cut her all over with a knife) and so she goes to another town and assumes a new identity . END.

This book bothered me because there were so many things Kara could have done to protect herself from Deacon and the other bad guys, instead it seems she went where they were. She was just stupid.

I hope the last book Liberated is better.

 

UnRaveled by K. Bromberg

Book Description:

Published: May 18,2014

Format: E-Book

One night.
One mistake.
Filled with fear.
Sated by pleasure.
Robbed of control.
Blindfolded and bound.
Shamed she liked it.
Doomed to want it.
Limits tested.
Boundaries pushed.
Desire awakened.
Inhibition unleashed.
An identity unraveled.
Lives changed forever.

Review –

OMG!!!!!

This book is so HOT!

Lily and Anderson are supposed to be spending their 15th wedding anniversary in Italy but Anderson puts work first and stays behind. Lily isn’t happy in their marriage. They are in a sexual rut. Anderson refuses to try anything new or the least bit kinky.

She’s having a drink in a bar and notices a very handsome man staring at her and she can’t help but stare back. The bartender places a drink in front of her from the sexy gentleman and she drinks it (of course).

On leaving the bar and walking back to her hotel she realizes she is very drunk, but NEVER does it enter her mind that she might have been drugged.

The handsome man speaks to her in an alley and tells her “you are mine” and she blacks out and awakens naked, blindfolded and gagged with her wrists restrained as well as her ankles.

The handsome man tells her is going to use and abuse her in ways that her husband would never dream of.

Lilly is appalled that she is turned on my the dirty talk coming out of this man’s mouth but SHE IS.

Everything he does to her, breath play, hot wax, ice, leather gloves, (you’ll have to read the book to find out how the handsome man used those in a sexual way) anal play etc. are the things she has fantasized about doing with her husband.

After awhile r=she realizes there is another man in the room. He is called Marco by the handsome man and he just watches. At least that’s what he does for a while. Soon the handsome man tells her that Marco has been the one calling the shots. After that things get real KINKY. There is DP and sex in other asunder positions all night and into the wee hours of the morning until she is finally begging them to stop because having just one more orgasm is going to kill her.

She wakes up a few hours later in HER hotel room and because she is so sore she had barely move, she remembers what took place the night before and she is ashamed.

So, to make a long story short – Her husband, Anderson, calls her that morning to see how she is and of course she is feeling horribly guilty for being abducted, having sex with strange men and enjoying it. She tells him she is coming home early and flies home. Once there she is a total mess and debates telling him all about it but decided not to.

She does tell him the she loves him so much but that spicing up their sex life would make things even better.  He agrees and goes to shower and his phone rings.  She answers and it’s the hotel where she stayed in Italy and they have the bracelet she lost. She finds out the man was calling for MARCO so now she knows that her husband was MARCO, the other man in the room calling all the shorts, and  had given her the fantasy of a lifetime as an anniversary present and she knows in her heart they are going to be just fine from here on out.

Fantastically sexy read.    FIVE STARS *****

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Call Me Daddy by Jade West

Book Description:

Published: January 13, 2017

Format: Free Digital Book

I want him to be my first.
I want him to be the one.
I want him to be my everything.

I didn’t expect to spend my eighteenth birthday stranded in the pouring rain with no way to make it home.
I didn’t expect to be rescued from the worst night of my life by the most amazing man I’d ever seen.

His name is Nick, and he says he wants to take care of me, says he’ll look after me, says I don’t need to be alone anymore.

He treats me like a princess, like the fragile little girl he saved from the cold.

But I like him… I like him like that.
I’ve never liked anyone like that before

And it’s weird, this thing we have…
It’s like I can’t decide how we’re supposed to be… what we are…
Until he says the words…

Call me Daddy.

Review –

The only thing I really liked about this book was the cover, but to each his own.

Although I read erotic/contemporary romances, or SMUT as my husband would say, this is the first book I’ve read that dealt with the DDLG relationship, and it was too much for me.

While the story was written tastefully and the sex wasn’t over the top I still found it “icky”( I’m using a word from the book)

Thankfully, for me, the book did end with a more “normal” relationship between Nick and Laine but I still rated it a two on GoodReads.

If you aren’t turned off by the DDLG concept then you should give this one a try, but for me I plan to steer clear of any more like this.

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Submission – The Complete Set by Lucia Jordan

Book Description:

Published: August 20, 2014

Colby Bell has just been crushed by a bad break-up, leaving her robbed and so desperate for cash that she’s willing to take on two more jobs. To make things worse her rent is overdue with an eviction notice comes in the mail.

Suddenly, news of the death of her estranged father comes, with the ownership of a strange business falling into her hands. But not everything is as it seems, she investigates the company only to find it deals with unusual ‘furniture’, made for the custom purpose of rougher-edged sex. To further complicate matters, Jax, a charming and gorgeous designer, is entwined in the business, and exudes a disarming sexuality.

Colby can feel an surging attraction to Jax but is she ready to enter the strange and dark world of BDSM? Is it too dangerous to get physical with a future business partner? Or will Colby’s body give in to its undeniable urges?

This ebook contains very hot and explicit descriptions of sexual activity.  Only mature readers should download this book.

Review – 

The first  free digital book ended in a super cliffhanger so I HAD  to get the complete set to see where the author took these characters.

Although there is a very strong sexual under tone to this story there is also humor. Colby had no idea what BDSM stood for or how the various pieces of sexually oriented  furniture were used. Jax was more than willing to show her the various uses and she discovered she was drawn to the life style the more he showed her. The series of books ends with a HEA and this is a series that could easily be read more than once.

Great read.

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Guilty – The Complete Set by Lucia Jordan

Book Description:

Published:July 19, 2015

Rachel has the urge to be bad—very, very bad—and Jesse James is just the one to show her how.

Rachel Brown’s life is perfect just the way it is. Sure, she doesn’t have a boyfriend or a social life, but she has a routine and that is all that matters. Rachel’s loud and rather exuberant roommate, Layla, often comments on how boring Rachel’s life is, but Rachel doesn’t see it that way. At least, she didn’t until the night Jesse James walked into her Laundromat, and her life. Yeah, she thinks the name is absurd and his parents had a very cruel sense of humor. But the dark and simmering look in his eyes makes her body hum with excitement from the moment she first sees him. This Jesse James is not from the old west – he is dangerously seductive and irresistibly tempting.

Suddenly, the safe little bubble that Rachel has built around herself bursts as she throws all caution to the wind. But is Jesse more trouble than she can handle?

Review –

Rachel doesn’t know what to think of the big, bold, dangerous looking biker she meets in the laundromat except that he’s trouble with a capital  T. She decides to take a risk and go with him for a ride on his motorcycle when he offers and little does she know that her life will be changed forever.

I have a reading soft-spot for bikers, MC clubs and bad boys and this series of short books has them all.  There is steamy sexual chemistry, mild domination,gun fire, a twin brother, who is a cop, no less),blazing  hot sex scenes and a hea. A great read and so short can be read in an hour or less.

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Dare – The Complete Set by Lucia Jordan

Book Description:

Published: April 19, 2015

The Rope Club, dare to become a member…
That’s where Jessica finds herself after her gallery shows are proven fruitless and she’s desperate to pay her rent. All out of options, her friend Susan suggests displaying her work at the exclusive club where there will be hundreds of wealthy patrons who would be willing to pay well for her work. Jessica soon discovers becoming a member is not as easy as she thought and through a chance encounter, Ashton Parker, the elusively infamous billionaire might just be her way in.

The Rope Club has the power to pull you in deep and Jessica finds that things might never be the same for her again…

Review –

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Another complete set of short books by Lucia Jordan that I had to have after reading the first one.

Good story line, though a bit unbelievable, but after all it’s fiction, great chemistry between male and female main characters and hot and steamy sex scenes.  All that makes for a great read.

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Naked – The Complete Set by Lucia Jordan

Book Description:

Published: August 14, 2014

Leaving a dark secret in her wake, Cara Waters flees from her stable life in Philadelphia to live in the remote Willow Grove, Colorado. Cara’s old college friend Allison manages to drag her along to a Charity Ball, where Cara—feeling awkward and out of place—finds herself drawing the uninvited gaze of a mysterious stranger. The man certainly is handsome, however there is something aggressive in his possessive stare that makes Cara want to escape back to the safety of her little secluded cottage. When it comes time for her to be auctioned, it comes as no surprise that the mysterious stranger is the highest bidder — and it’s a record price! But what she isn’t expecting is that her mystery man is none other than Damien Hayes, the successful CEO of Sol Industries. Cara finds herself later on in the evening standing on Damien Hayes’ balcony, the cool night air brushing her skin with the anticipation of what could possibly happen next.

Damien Hayes is used to getting what he wants. He swears he will have Cara no matter what—body and soul—yet only time will tell what he has in store for her vulnerable heart. But just as Cara seems ready to surrender to Damien’s insatiable thirst for her, will an unexpected call from home plunge Cara back into all the turmoil she thought she’d left behind forever?

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Cara left Pennsylvania because of an abusive relationship and is starting fresh in Colorado  and is not ready for another relationship but Damien Hayes, a very rich and successful CEO sees her at a Charity Ball and places the highest bid for her at the Bachelorette Auction and intends to make her his own. He has dark secrets of his own and more than a few sexual kinks. This set of four short books details the ups and downs in the relationship with plenty of hot steamy sex scenes to keep your blood sizzling.

Side Note:

I have read SEVERAL books and complete sets by prolific writer, Lucia Jordan, and what I like most is that the first book of a series  is almost always offered free digitally and if it grabs you then you can  purchase the others. They are very short, less than 35 pages and are hot and steamy. Sometimes I stop with the first book while other times I can’t stop until I read the entire set.

If you’ve never experienced Lucia Jordan you don’t know what you are missing!

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Crow (Boston Underworld #1) by A. Zavarelli

Book Description:

Published: February 10, 2016

He’s a killer. A mobster.

The last man on earth I’d ever want to be with. I won’t lose my head just because he’s hot, Irish, and has a wicked accent to boot.

He’s one of the only leads in my best friend’s disappearance, and I don’t trust him.
So I’ve got a few rules in mind when it comes to dealing with Lachlan Crow.

1. Keep a clear head and don’t get distracted.
2. Do what’s necessary and never forget why you’re there.
3. Never, and I mean never, fall for him.

Fourth and final rule?

Throw out the book altogether. Because the rules don’t apply when it comes to the Irish mafia.

It was only supposed to be temporary, but now Lachlan thinks he owns me. He says he’s not letting me go.

And I believe him.

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Lachlan.

I don’t know who she is. I don’t know why she’s here.

But if it’s my attention she wants, she has it.

The Russians want her dead, and now it’s up to me to look out for her. This girl is trouble. A distraction I can’t afford.

So why have I already decided she’s mine?

I’ve claimed her and there’s no going back now.

Review –

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Okay, first of all, is there a sexier Irish name than Lachlan? I don’t think so.

Lachlan is a mobster, a killer, a strong dominant male and a pretty good boxer to boot. Oh, yes, and sexy as hell!

Mack is a girl from Southie, a great boxer and is out to find her missing friend. She never stood a chance.

They both know that their relationship is fool-hardy and impossible but that doesn’t stop them. In between all the hot steamy sex scenes there is a real plot that keeps you turning pages, but the bad guys get what’s coming to them and Mack and Lachlan get their HEA!

Great read and it’s a standalone.

Five stars *****

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One Winter Night (One Night Collection #2) by Isla Dean

Book Description:

Published: December 20, 2014

During a New England snowstorm, spirited single mom Emerson Brown is stuck in the castle of elusive billionaire Liam Wyatt and she’s less than happy to discover he sent for her under sneaky pretenses.

The one-night stand they’d shared years earlier, full of spontaneous adventure and seductive passion, has stuck with Liam throughout the years. Thoughts of the vivacious redhead who’d captivated him provided light during the dark times of dealing with his brother’s illness.

And now, each trapped away from family and responsibility, those dormant desires spark to life and the two must decide if it’s just another night together, or if they will take their second chance to turn the fairytale into reality.

Review –

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Very nice standalone story about a man who couldn’t get a woman from a one night stand out of his mind and so he manipulates things in order to get her to his “cabin”, really a mansion, in hopes of rekindling the heat and passion they felt that one night years ago. Is he successful? I guess, if you’re really interested, you’ll have to read the book for yourself. It’s short and sweet but still very steamy with explicit sex scenes.  A very nice way to spend a few hours.

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