American Queen (New Camelot Trilogy #1) by Sierra Simone

Book Description:

Published: October 25, 2016

Format: Kindle

Stars: 5

It starts with a stolen kiss under an English sky, and it ends with a walk down the aisle. It starts with the President sending his best friend to woo me on his behalf, and it ends with my heart split in two. It starts with buried secrets and dangerous desires…and ends with the three of us bound together with a hateful love sharper than any barbed wire.

My name is Greer Galloway, and I serve at the pleasure of the President of the United States.

This is the story of an American Queen.

Review –

Sierra Simone is one of the most talented authors out there in my opinion, and she writes what I would call intelligent erotica. Her stories are steamy page turners with a plot that makes you think.

America Queen is no different. She takes a somewhat unsexy topic and turns it into something carnal and sexy.

Lust, deceit, secrets and politics interwoven together masterfully in this addictive and unconventional love story.

Greer Galloway political royalty. Raised by her grandfather, former Vice President, she is no stranger to politics. She meets Maxen Ashley Colchester, a war hero, when she is sixteen and the path of her destiny is set. It all begins with a kiss…. and it has the potential to bring down everything in its path.

As past and present are alternated through the pages, I was completely lost to currents event and political turmoil, just as much as lifting away the layers of the past.

Now Maxen is President of the United States and he is back for more than just a kiss. To complicate things, enter Vice President Embry his childhood friend, war buddy who has secrets of his own and they involve Greer.

This is a story of forbidden and unconventional love. A love that’s addicting and unapologetic.

Scandalous and carnal. All consuming and unstoppable. Sierra Simone once again turns up the heat to scorching levels. She prefers her readers with wet panties!!!

American Queen will make you feel all the feels and hopefully fall in love with all its characters.

For those romance-novel-loving people out there who want to dip their toe in some erotica, I highly recommend either this book. She may ruin you for all other erotica writers, but trust me. It’s worth it!

 

 

Liar (Madison Kate #2) by Tate James

Book Description:

Published: July 3, 2020

Format: Audio/Audible

Stars: 5

“Liar, liar, pants on fire.”

The words scrawled on the back of my newest stalker mail makes my blood run cold. I have no idea if it’s the lie I know, or one that I don’t.

Since arriving back into Shadow Grove, I’ve been stalked, tormented, chased and almost killed. I’ve been lied to, repeatedly, by people I was growing to trust.

Liar.

That word haunts me. Someone knows more about my life than I do. Someone is taunting me with answers and teasing me with secrets. Am I desperate enough to fall for more deception?

Archer and his boys made a huge mistake when they lied to me. They thought they could play me but they’re about to learn that they’ve met their match. No one stabs Madison Kate and gets away with it.

Review –

OMG! This book was even better than the first one!

I think this was for two reasons: 1) this book brought the steam; and 2) knowing the characters helped a lot.  All four of the main characters in this book extremely interesting.  I adore Steele, Kodi is adorable, and Madison Kate is a badass I can’t help but root for.  Even Archer, who is a complete ass most of the time has his moments.  

In addition to the characters, what really makes this book so great is the mystery.   Though we are trying to figure out who is trying to hurt Madison Kate, Archer and his friends are an even more interesting mystery.  We get let into their world a little bit more, find out more about their backgrounds, especially Archer’s.  That and just seeing the characters interact is what keeps me coming back for more.

There was a lot more action (if that’s possible) and Madison Kate get the brunt of it to the point that she’s accidentally overdosed on Fentanyl, then given a dose of Narcan and put in a trunk of a car to, what, die anyway? Archer saves her this time and later, after having recuperated from the OD, she finds out that her dick of a father has sold her and her trust fund to Archer. Cliffhanger!!

(Screams)

I am going to listen to any book now and decompress before starting the next in the Madison Kate series.

This is a reverse harem, so keep that in mind if that isn’t something you enjoy.  But, if you are okay with reverse harem I highly recommend this series. 

A.C.H.E. by M. Never

Book Description:

Published: May 18, 2018

Format: Audio/Audible

Stars: 4

A is for ache.
C is for choice.
H is for his.
E is for Everly.

I have always gotten the short end of the stick when it came to my personal life. Drug addicted mother, obsessive step father, shitty upbringing, and one soul shattering, heart-wrenching relationship.

But everything changed when I met Alec Prescott. I couldn’t stand the cocky hotshot lawyer at first, but after assisting him on one case, my opinion changed drastically. He became the beginning I so desperately needed, even if romantic relations at work are completely forbidden.

Unfortunately, falling in love with a co-worker is the least of my problems. Funny thing about the past, it’s never truly far away. No matter how fast you run from it, or how hard you try to suppress it, it’s there, lingering like a fog, blinding your vision, impacting your decisions, affecting your life.

That’s where Tage Andrews comes in. He’s the heartache I can never outrun. The man who saved me from my past all while pillaging my emotions. I want to avoid reliving it—avoid him—but he’s always there, lingering like a fog, blinding my vision, impacting my decisions, affecting my life.

This is my paradoxical predicament.
Two men.
One choice.
Inevitable heartbreak.

A.C.H.E. is an angsty, fast-paced, romantic suspense with ménage themes. Reader discretion is advised. (less)

Review –

“Everly Paige is an intriguing young woman who has left behind a life of captivity and is now learning to stand on her own feet and making her own way in the world. That is until she is sidelined by a new love blossoming and an old love resurfacing, that never went completely away. There is so much that I adored about Everly throughout her story from her wide eyed innocence that showed on the surface to the steely strength that ran all the way to her core. She fascinated me learning about her from beginning to end and I might have been a wee bit jealous when she was the center of such a yummy, irresistible man sandwich but who could blame me? I fell in love right along with her for both of her beaus and couldn’t wait to watch things heat up between the three of them.

Tage had my heart palpitating and me drooling from the moment I met him. There is just something about the bad boys and their cloak of mystery that does it for me and Tage is all of this and so much more. He is Everly’s dark knight in shining armor that has the bullet scars to prove it. To bad he left a scar on Everly’s heart in the process. Tage had me yearning for this to be the right time for him and Everly to finely get their HEA..even if it was with someone else. Hell, that just made their passion that much hotter!

Alec Prescott is a suit wearing, tall dark and handsome alpha that comes off as an asshole but ends up being anything but. He is everything that Everly needs to fill the void that Tage left behind and create a love and need for him that is more than she could ever have hoped for after such heartache. Alec pushed all the right buttons to have me fall in love with him immediately. He was kind, caring, and chivalrous to Everly but also commanding, sinful, with a little mystery surrounding him. His willingness to do whatever it takes to give Everly true happiness is what made my heart sing for this hero. It would be impossible not to give him a piece of your heart.

M. Never delivers another decadent, scintillating tale that guts you emotionally yet leaves you wanting more. More steam, more soul touching moments….just more! I am insatiable for M. Never’s writing and always find myself riveted from beginning to end even if my heart is left a little tattered. A great author makes you love their writing. A phenomenal author makes you curse, cry, laugh, and feel every emotion in between…even if you don’t want too. M. Never always gives me an indescribable journey when I pick up her books that never leaves me quite the same as I was before I began the first chapter.”rochelle’sreviews

This book was a fast read/listen filing with adult angst, romance, and heartbreak (I knew when Tage promised to stick around that he wouldn’t-you can always tell!) and a great ending scene!

Loved it!

 

 

Blindfolded Innocence (Innocence #1) by Alessandra Torre

Book Description:

Published: February 25, 2014

Format: Audio/Audible

Stars: 4

“I’m not sure what you have been told about me, but I’m not nearly as bad as they make me out to be.” His deliciously deep voice carried a little bit of ego.

I’m sure you are exactly as bad as they make you out to be….

Brad De Luca is used to getting whatever and whomever he wants. The premier divorce attorney in town, he’s a playboy who’s bedded half the city—including his own clients. And when the newest intern at his firm poses a challenge, his seductive prowess goes into overdrive.

Pre-law student Julia Campbell is fresh off a failed engagement and happy with her new independence. Even if she weren’t warned away from Brad at every turn, she’d know he was bad news. The last thing she needs is a man who could destroy her job prospects, not to mention her innocence. But before she knows it, the incorrigible charmer has her under his spell. His deviant tastes plunge her deep into a forbidden world of sexual exploration…but her heart may not survive the fall.

Review –

Living it up….that’s the name of the game in this erotic romance by Alessandra Torre. I was hooked on this one from the very beginning. What’s not to love….a hot man, Vegas, living out your fantasies. MMMhmmmm – Blindfold Innocence is provocative, erotic, and leaves you with a new appreciation for everything about Brad DeLuca!! What can I say?? I loved every word …

Julia and Brad’s relationship is so addicting. It crosses the lines from forbidden boss/intern romance to exploring a new sexual kinkier side for Julia. Blindfolded Innocence was sexy and spellbinding and left me wanting more. I can’t wait to start Masked Innocence because Ms. Torre left me craving more of Brad and Julia after reading that last scene.  Let me just say, that last scene was wow…. **fans oneself***

Side note –

I read Masked Innocence and for me it was just okay. I will not finish the series.

The Edge of Dominance (The Dom of Her Life #4) by Shayla Black,Jenna Jacob, and Isabella LaPearl

Book Description:

Published: September 13, 2016

Format: Audio/Audible

Now that Macen “Hammer” Hammerman shares the bond he’s long craved with Raine Kendall and his best friend, Liam O’Neill, he should be looking forward to a bright future. But recent trauma has exhumed the demons Hammer thought long buried. He must confront them while Raine fights to forget her past and Liam struggles to keep their new family intact.

When a shadowy figure emerges, determined to right old wrongs, he sets in motion a plot that threatens to tear the trio apart forever. With emotions running high and forces mounting against them, can they battle their foes and bury their ghosts so they can live happily ever after?

Review –

I love BDSM stories and this series is a great one.

This book is just a guilty pleasure crazy ride.  The story goes in directions that really cannot be anticipated from the prior books and I loved it!

The trio is really challenged in this book as external forces threaten their happiness.  Finally, we learn about Macen’s past and it is his past which threatens them.  I thought this was the most emotional that we have seen Macen and I truly felt that with his emotional breakthrough in this book, the trio is on the best footing ever.

This book has a bit of a suspense/crime mystery involved as Macen is in danger of spending most of his life in jail.  The question for the friendly characters is who is out to get him.  This threat to Macen and the accompanying loss of control forces Macen to examine his life and make deep emotional changes.  I loved his struggle in this book (he’s been my favorite in the series).  I also loved how he has to lean on Liam and Raine (whereas previously he has been the steady one for them).

I loved the new characters that we got to meet.  Liam’s parents come to visit and their arrival changes the dynamic of this book.  There are some surprising twists that some readers might have to adjust their thinking for.  I especially loved Liam’s dad.  There is one scene toward the end that might be the biggest hoot in the series!

This book really shows the three developing a true equal relationship.  Throughout the four books in this series, these characters and their relationship has changed and grown.  The relationship between three people is deeply complex and I have really enjoyed the journey these characters have taken.

Of course there is a lot of hot sex, but it is really the emotional connection between these characters that is the most important.

The series is nicely wrapped up and there is a sweet epilogue.

The Bold and the Dominant (The Dom of Her Life #3)by Shayla Black, Jenna Jacob and Isabella LaPearl

Book Description:

Published: February 10, 2015

Format: Audio/Audible

After spending weeks trying to reach Raine Kendall, Dominants Liam O’Neill and Macen Hammerman have finally broken past the walls to their submissive’s wounded heart. Before they can enjoy their newfound closeness, Liam’s past comes back to haunt him when his ex-wife drops in—with a secret that could tear his world apart. Forced to leave Raine in Hammer’s care, Liam is stuck on the outside, stewing in frustration and insecurity…and wondering if Raine no longer needs him or if Hammer alone completes her.

Always the pillar of strength, Hammer tries to help Liam while sheltering their woman. But Raine soon discovers the truth that threatens the trio’s chance of a happily-ever-after. Determined to hold them together, the two men cook up a scheme to uncover the ex’s secret. When an old nemesis returns and targets Raine, can Liam and Hammer come together to slay the danger and save the woman they both love?

Review –

Book Three of The Doms of Her Life series brings more strife between the three lovers along with a couple of bitter pills from their past jumping in to try to stifle their future happiness.  Exciting and sexy hot!

Macen “Hammer” Hammerman and his best friend Liam O’Neill have finally managed to break down the walls their shared sub Raine Kendall has had up around her heart when their happiness is put to the test!  Liam’s ex-wife shows up causing a ruckus and he has to leave Raine in Hammer’s hands while he goes to deal with her.  During his absence, he lets his insecurities get the best of him and wonders if Raine even needs him anymore now that she has Hammer, and how he could ever mean as much to her as the man who she has pined after for years does.  Will his demons get the best of him and tear down their happily-ever-after before it even gets started? When a past nemesis puts Raine in grave danger, will Liam and Macen be able to protect her? A final big cliffhanger sets us up for the conclusion of the series.

A Table for Three (New York #1) by Lainey Reese

Book Description:

Published: April 20, 2010

Format: Audio/Audible

Riley Ramirez knew that moving to New York would change her life. She just didn’t expect it to start on her very first night in town. Her attraction to nightclub owner Kincade Marshall is instant, mind-blowing—and mutual. When she finds he is a Dom who requires her complete surrender, even when it comes to submitting to his best friend, Trevor Wellington, she finds herself willing and eager to embrace the sexual adventure.

From their earliest days, Cade and Trevor have shared everything, including women. Yet it only takes one night with Riley to know she is their forever lady. Convincing her that this is more than a temporary fling, though, will take every tool in their sensual arsenal.

As Cade and Trevor set their sights on Riley, however, they’re unaware—until it’s almost too late—that someone is targeting their fragile relationship. Someone who’s taking deadly aim at Riley. Suddenly their struggle to keep their forever woman is a fight to keep her alive…

WARNING: This book contains m/f/m ménage, bdsm play, lots of steamy p.d.a, and a fine dining experience that will leave you salivating for more.

Review –

This book is pretty much sex, from cover to cover and not a lot of story line other than two dominants looking for the perfect sub.

The characters were on the weak and shallow side. Riley was a goody-two shoes who wanted to do volunteer work but get paid for it.

The men, Cade and Trevor, are handsome, wealthy and kind. No flaws, OF ANY KIND.  It would have been nice to see a scar or a commitment issue or even a fear of HEIGHTS. I think the problem I had with them was that they were fantasy men – the kind we women put into our daydreams and think we want but when it comes to real life, realize we don’t really want all that fawning and attention. We just want good sex and to have the garbage taken out.

On the whole, okay but that’s about it. I’m going to try the next book in the series only because Bryce, a cousin of the of the PERFECT men in the first story has a REAL job. He’s a detective , which may give him a more complex personality. I can only hope.

 

 

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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