Off Limits

Off Limits

Clare Connelly


Off Limits by Clare   Connelly

Reviewed by Helen

This is the first of the new Harlequin/Mills & Boon Dare line that I have read, and it is hot, steamy hot, MS Connelly has written a story that could set the pages on fire. Her hero who has some real issues from his past and his right hand employee Gemma Picton know that they should both be off limits to each other but cannot ignore the heat that ignites between them for too long and then when that match gets struck WOW.

Gemma is so attacked to her gorgeous billionaire boss but is strong enough to control it for a couple of years but he has been pushing her now for too long but she does not want to be one of those females that he uses he sleeps with them and walks away, she knows in his eyes he has his reasons but can she get through to him can she mend his heart.

Jack Grant has a broken heart and uses woman these days for sex and lots of it anyway anytime but he is so drawn to his work counsel Gemma, she is strong feisty and often comes across icy and she puts up with so much from him but he cannot deny this burning fire between them any longer and when they join they detonate together.

This one has a lot of hot sex in it but the banter between Jack and Gemma is really good it had me smiling as did Gemma’s Grandmother, they are both very smart people and they do know what they want even if Jack has a harder time than Gemma finally realizing that he should let go of the past and look to the future with Gemma these two were made for each other even though they come from totally different backgrounds. If you like your romance with a lot of steam and banter then this is the story for you, I loved the HEA at the end and the epilogue, and thank you MS Connelly I will just get my fan now 

4/5 stars for a great story

Expected publication: February 1st 2018 by Harlequin Dare

The Big, Bad Billionaire

The Big, Bad Billionaire

Billionaire Fairy Tales #4

Jackie Ashenden

The Big, Bad Billionaire by Jackie Ashenden

Reviewed by Helen

I have loved this series and was always looking forward to Rafe’s story and what a story it is, he is big and bad very bad but I think he met his match in Ella she is a tiny ballerina but with the strength to stand up to the wolf and heal him, they have a rough trip to a HEA.

Ella Hart is alone just her grandmother and her she puts everything she has into her dancing she is so passionate with it, she is vulnerable and quiet so when she needs to ask her guardian for money to go to Paris for dance school instead of the normal yes she is met by Rafe DeSantis who now controls her and her money and what he demands in return for the money will bring out a different Ella one who has demands of her own.

Rafe DeSantis is now the CEO of DS Corp and nothing is going to stand in his way to get the girl he wants, oh there is a lot in Rafe’s past that would make a normal person cringe he was sent from his family when young so as he could be controlled. Know he is controlling and the little girl who was never afraid of him is going to be his.

What a story this one is, Ella doesn’t have anyone to look after her that is until Rafe arrives on the scene and he is a wolf demanding and calm but she sees more in him he pushes her and she has the strength to stand up to him, and in such a way that he finally opens up to someone like he never has before you see she opens his heart to true love and together they will soar. Thank you MS Ashenden I loved this one.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Published November 21st 2017 by Swerve

Diamond

Diamond

Bratva Jewels #2

JA Low

Diamond by J.A. Low

Reviewed by Helen

What a fabulous story I loved it and could not put it down I met Grace in the awesome first book in this series and was so thrilled with this story she deserved a HEA and she got one a sizzling one with Russian assassin Maxim, it can be read a s a standalone but make sure you are comfortable because you won’t want to move really.

Grace has been to hell and back after spending time with the Bratva Jewels as a high class escort the things that she has been through will make your skin crawl but she is feeling safe at home with her sister still not coping emotionally, when she is kidnapped again and is to be returned to that hell and mobster Dimitri or is she? Her captor is not what she expected and he shows her a side of him that most would not see and the sizzle and spark that ignites between them unbelievable.

Maxim is a skilled assassin for the Russian Mafia he does his job with accuracy and without feeling but there really is more to Maxim than the person that most see, so when he is paid to kidnap Grace and he needs to keep her for a while till he returns her to Dimitri feelings unlike he has had before grow and then the discovery about his sister changes everything.

This is a fast paced sensual story never did either Grace or Maxim expect to fall in love so fast and so deeply of course there is danger and many ups and downs along the way but you will not be disappointed in their journey it sizzles it is emotional as Grace and Maxim open up there are lots of twists and MS Low has built the characters up into real people some so lovely others not so but what a fabulous ending to this story and I am sure there has to be more in this series Elena? Thank you for another fabulous story.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Expected publication: October 29th 2017 by Hachette Australia

The Wicked Billionaire

The Wicked Billionaire

Tate Brothers #2

Jackie Ashenden

The Wicked Billionaire by Jackie Ashenden

Reviewed by Helen

MS Ashenden has done it again written a story that will engage the reader and have them turning the pages with her powerful emotional words that bring out the inner feelings of the hero and heroine, and both of these two Lucas Tate and Grace Riley have vulnerabilities but show strength their passions ignite as they journey a dangerous path to a HEA that will have you sighing.

Grace is a creative artist who has been put down throughout her life by someone who should have shown encouragement and love and this leaves her vulnerable, she has lost her SEAL husband, killed in the line of duty and is concentrating on her painting. So when Lucas Tate her husband’s friend walks into her life and tells her that her life is in danger, well it upends her life completely and she can no longer deny the spark that shoots between them.

Lucas never shows emotion that was pushed out of him as a young boy he is controlled and in control always so when he is given the task by his deceased father to protect Grace Riley he gets on with the job never realizing what this will do to his inner self his feeling are upended totally as he does what he can to keep Grace safe and tries to keep his feelings intact.

WOW the vulnerable quiet artist Grace is about to melt the ice and snow that is Lucas Tate and in a very sensual steamy and thoroughly enjoyable way. I loved these two what a couple they make they are just so good for each other, I loved seeing them open up to each other and fall in love. Thank you MS Ashenden for another fabulous story bring on Wolf’s story now woohoo. I do highly recommend this one it will have your heart pumping.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Published October 3rd 2017 by St. Martin's Press

Guiltless ~ A Cheshire Love Story by Mollie Blake


Reviewed by Nas Dean

Guiltless: ACheshire Love Story by author Molly Blake is an August 2017 release by Black Opal Books.

This story is fast-paced and flows well. It will hook you in as a reader and keep you turning pages till late at night to find out what happens next.

It does contain some steamy explicit scenes and sex between multiple partners at once. But these steamy scenes are an integral part of the story as it depicts ‘Guiltless’ loving.


Recommended for readers who love spicy and steamy reads. 







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"Guiltless: A Cheshire Love Story" by Molly Blake is my first read from this author. WOW! It is very erotic. If you enjoy reading explicit sex scenes, menage a trois, maybe some S&M you will really like this book. Byron shows Lauren the way of his world and 'guiltless' loving. If you're not into the erotic reads keep an open mind and read the book. It's racy, but there is a good story to it too.


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Guiltless : A Cheshire Love Story

Mollie Blake

Reviewed by Helen

This is a story with a lot happening in it, in and out of the bedroom yes it is steamy and erotic and I would suggest keeping a fan close by while reading but it will keep you turning the pages.

Lauren Chandler is a strong business woman who runs a lingerie company and has just broken up with her boyfriend and she is feeling a little lost she needs something more something to bring some excitement back into her life and maybe modelling her garments for a photographer might be just the thing. So the search begins for a photographer and maybe she has found him in Byron Lord because their first meeting sends the sparks flying.

Byron is a gifted photographer and he has somethings in his past that he keeps to himself but he also has something on the agenda and working for Lauren Chandler may just what he needs to keep his company going and add some spice to his already sizzling life.

Lauren and Byron have a lot of hurdles to cross before they get to their HEA be warned there are steamy explicit sex scenes in this story but the action not only in the bedroom but out of it will keep you wanting to know what is happening and getting to know the characters that all add to this story.


4/5 stars

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Team Player

Team Player

Cate Ellink

Team Player by Cate Ellink

Reviewed by Helen
I am not a big reader of ménage stories but I had heard a lot about this book and wanted to read it and I must say I wasn’t over keen on the heroine at the start, but then she really grew on me yes her tastes are a lot different from the heroines that I normally read and as for the two heroes Charlie and Lyle they know how to show love I think they are wonderful heroes. This story isn’t for everyone but I did really enjoy it and am very glad I read it.

Heroine and sports reporter Hannah Maynard knows what she wants in life she enjoys her sex life with various partners and one of those partners is Rugby League star and captain for the Glebe Gannets and Australian team Charlie Maxxin they already have a friends with benefits friendship and now that Hannah has learnt a secret she wants in her fantasies are running wild and she is prepared to make big changes in her life for this but she doesn’t do relationships as such it is for one thing only.

Charlie has a private life as well as the one that the world sees and it is really important that it stays private he could never ruin his career or that of fellow team player Lyle Smythe-Jones, so when Hannah drops the bombshell at dinner he is intrigued but also knows that Lyle must also make the decision and they tend towards relationships.

WOW this story is a moving one there are a lot of choices that need to be made secrets to be kept and appearances to be kept up and having Hannah join them will help in some ways but what was so good is the love that grew between these three people, it was fabulous seeing Hannah fall for the guys they already loved each other although it took Charlie a while to admit it and then bring family into the mix and state representative games there is a lot going on a lot of pressure. It is a very descriptive story with a lot of heat and sex but in such a loving way and for me I did really enjoy this one, thank you MS Ellink.

4/5 stars for a very good story

Published April 4th 2017 by Escape Publishing





The Billionaire's Intern

The Billionaire's Intern

Billionaire Fairytales #3

Jackie Ashenden

The Billionaire's Intern by Jackie Ashenden

Reviewed by Helen

MS Ashenden knows how to write an Alpha-Hole hero so well and then she finds the best heroine to bring him down and lights that spark up between them so as the pages start to scorch and this is just such a book steamy and emotional a story that will have the reader engaged and turning those pages.

Lorenzo de Santis is tough and ambitious he works in the family security business and there is no love lost between his father and him and he is after his father in a big way, so when he is pushed to take on an intern and it happens to be the daughter of a close family friend someone that he has known since she was very young he is dubious to say the least but gives in and then finds out that it will suit him after all. But he does not expect to feel the way he does about Kira the emotions and reactions he has to her will light the city in a very erotic way.

Kira Constantin has been to hell and is not quite back yet she is an only child and has done her very best to please her parents and everyone in her lifetime but has always had problems concentrating and learning, but there was one person when she was young who helped her he taught her to keep her hands busy making paper cranes and now that man is back in her life as her boss but there is conflict when she is asked to spy for her father when she starts her internship. But it is hard to go against the feelings she has for Lorenzo they started a long time ago and boy he is hard to ignore when he sets her body on fire.

This is a story where two people have a lot to overcome to find that love that send them to heaven and back their journey helps them both get over feelings of not being good enough and opens up a whole new world of steamy sex and yes even talking to each other opening up just being together holding hands. This is another fabulous story in this series and I do look forward to the next one woohoo MS Ashenden another one for the keeper shelf.

4/5 stars for a great story

Published August 1st 2017 by Swerve