Monday, May 20, 2019

Review: Just Past Two by Elia Winters

Just Past Two (Comes in Threes, #2)

Synopsis

Abby Burke put her wild days behind her, determined to be the adult she thought she needed to be. It was just a phase, right? But when her college reunion reveals her...adventurous...past to her straitlaced gentleman of a husband, Abby is terrified he’ll reject her.

Except Sam is more than intrigued by what has his normally bold wife flushing with embarrassment…and desire. So when he and Abby stumble onto an especially hot scene that takes them over the edge, he proposes a challenge: confess their deepest fantasies and fulfill them together.

As their playful explorations escalate, their forays into exhibitionism and kink shift the way they see each other and their relationship—for the better. But when Sam finds himself longing to see her pleasured by other men, and Abby’s all in, they wonder if this will make their marriage stronger or end up tearing them apart.

5-Stars Review

If you're looking for something steamy hot and kinky then this book won't disappoint you. The story revolves around a couple who have been married for ten years and only now realizing that there is so much they don't know about each other. The wife has a past that is full of embarrassing stories and the husband has fantasies he isn't comfortable sharing with his wife. However, all of this changes when they attend Abby's college reunion. Suddenly, Sam knows about his wife more than he ever has. Although she claims to have changed but soon they both will realize what a lie it was. Good thing is that instead of being turned of, it seems Sam actually loves to hear stories about his wife's past adventures. They both decide to have some new adventures of their own.

Basically, this is a story about sexual discovery of two people. They're finding out new things that they may or may not enjoy. And because they love each other, it is easy to be open to new ideas and not give in to their personal misgivings. All in all, it's a good story but not really a sweet mushy kind of romance.
P.S. I received a complimentary copy of this book via NetGalley.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Review: Heart's Desire (Lords of Chance #2) by Wendy LaCapra

Heart's Desire (Lords of Chance, #2)

Synopsis

Lady Clarissa has decided to live life on her terms. After the end of a ten-year betrothal, she wants nothing to do with marriage or the men of the ton. Least of all her friend’s brother, the very charming Lord Markham, or Hearts, as many ladies call the oh-so-handsome earl.

Markham pursues relationships with no ties that bind. Acting the rake leaves everyone satisfied...until he overhears a wager that could lead to Clarissa’s ruin. He can’t help but step in and claim she’s his intended bride.

Clarissa is appalled. She did not need to be saved. Reluctantly, she agrees to the fake courtship, if only to experience what the rakish Markham can offer. But when lust becomes love, Clarissa must make up her own terms and bet it all on Hearts.

Review

I loved Clarissa and Markham's story. I enjoyed the way this story is written and Markham has redeemed himself beautifully. His character is one of my favorites in this series. He loves his sisters, knows when he is wrong and willing to change his ways, and he is caring as well as a passionate person. I also liked Clarissa, she is independent, stubborn and a strong woman who wants more in life than what is offered to her. Her brother left without a second thought to her but she has some amazing friends and life isn't all bad. The only problem is that she is set against marriage and now, unfortunately, she finds herself being courted by Markham. This courtship will end soon enough but will the two of them survive with their hearts intact is another question entirely.

I think it's a really good historical fiction and will recommend it to all historical romance fans.
P.S. I received a complimentary copy of this book via NetGalley.

Review: Wrong Bed, Right Girl by Rebecca Brooks

Wrong Bed, Right Girl

Synopsis

Falling head-first into the wrong woman’s bed was not how Reed Bishop’s night was supposed to go. Now a gorgeous, half-naked ballet dancer was threatening his manhood…with a book. He can’t blame her.
It wasn’t how it seemed—he was just doing his job, tracking down his lead informant, who, unfortunately, took off, leaving him to figure out what to do with her friend. Staying in her apartment was no longer safe.
And that’s how he got himself into this mess.

Now she’s sleeping in his bed while he tosses and turns on the couch.
There are pink tights in his bathroom.
Pointe shoes next to his boots.
He swears he won’t touch her like that…but he can’t ignore his fantasies.

As a tattooed, muscled DEA Agent, Reed’s seen some things. Drug dealers, murderers…He can’t let Talia get close. Even though she’s made it clear they’re both fighting the same hunger. And he definitely can’t use his handcuffs on her…no matter how much she begs.

Review

This is a fun read. I enjoyed the story and characters are also amazing. It starts with a simple misunderstanding and then became so much more. Reed never thought that he'd ever date let alone fall in love again but Talia is the kind of woman he simply can't resist. She sees through his defences and knows the man beneath. She understands him like no one else and she seems to care a great deal about him. His scars run deep and might end up hurting her as well. Can he take a chance and pretend that all is well in his world?
Talia isn't looking for someone special. It wasn't so long ago when she had thought that she already had a special person in her life. That had not ended well. In fact, none of her past relationship ended well. She always attracts the wrong kind of guys until Reed. He is nice and he makes her heart flutter but how much of this is real? Reed doesn't seem interested in anything long-term and she must protect her heart.
It's very well written story, kind of adorable and super romantic. I really enjoyed how Talia and Reed interacted right from the beginning. It was so obvious that these two are meant fro each other. I definitely recommend this book to all romance lovers.
I received a complimentary copy of this book via NetGalley.

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Review: Prom-Wrecked by T.H. Hernandez & Jennifer DiGiovanni

Prom-Wrecked

Synopsis

Their prom night ended in a jail cell with forty of their closest friends. But that’s hardly the worst thing that happened to them…

When the principal announces prom is canceled this year, senior Riley Hart is determined to save it. Armed with little more than her own enthusiasm, she ends up working closely with Owen Locklear, who is more than completely off-limits. Because he’s the boyfriend of her ex-BFF, Catherine Reed. Still, Owen knows Riley better than almost anyone, and his charming ideas for turning the prom upside-down and backward win Riley over.

Then they lose their deposit. Twice. And book a band full of octogenarians. And don’t even get her started on the act of God that takes down their venue...

Riley will have an unforgettable teenage experience, damn it, if it’s the last thing she does…

Review


It's a fun read, I enjoyed the story and especially loved how it's told. Riley is trying to save the prom because it isn't something that can be canceled. Every school has it and theirs will too. If no one steps in then they must save it themselves and that is how a bunch of teenagers ended up in a jail cell. I think that this is a very well-written book and has some of the most interesting characters that I have encountered in fiction. I loved it and would recommend it to all YA fans.

P.S. I received a complimentary copy of this book via Netgalley.