Monday, 7 August 2017

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

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Sapphire

Sapphire

Bratva Jewels #1

JA Low

Sapphire by J.A. Low

Reviewed by Helen

I am not a ménage reader normally and neither have I read m/m stories but I do love a good romantic suspense and I had heard a lot about this book and really wanted to give it a go and I am glad I did, I enjoyed it very much it is hot, hot and more hot, sexy and steamy and it had me turning the pages to see what happens with Tomas and Mateo after they find the badly battered woman on their doorstep.

Zoe has had her life turned upside down after meeting a very gorgeous Russian in a bar one night, kidnapped as a sex slave and becoming Sapphire one of the Batva Jewels and never does she think that she could end up in love with two of the most handsomest males on the planet actor and artist Mateo and billionaire businessman Tomas, but these two guys save her life and open up a whole new world to her in an extremely sensual and caring way.

Mateo and Tomas are lovers and very much in love but they keep their secret well for various reasons so when they find a young woman on their doorstep brutally beaten and close to death they do everything they can to help she cannot remember anything that has happened to her so they take her in and do what they can to help her regain her memory and the nature of love takes its course they never thought that a third partner would be just what they needed.

When her memory returns they realize how much danger there is with the Russian mafia after Zoe but not only is Zoe in danger but her sister Gracie and Tomas and Mateo. This is a fast paced story with a lot going on and I didn’t want to put the book down. I loved the strength and courage that Zoe shows and the love and caring that the boys show to her. I read out of my normal comfort zone and thoroughly enjoyed it and I do highly recommend this one if you enjoy erotic romance with a fabulous romantic suspense thrown in. The HEA is wonderful it will have you smiling but bring on the next book in the series.

4/5 stars for a great story

Published July 30th 2016 by Hachette Australia

Monday, 21 March 2016

The Edge of Temptation by Megan Crane

Review by TashNz 
Edge of Temptation
by Megan Crane


My first introduction to Megan Cranes Edge series which was kindly provided by Netgalley. 

Wowsers!  What a read!  Not for the faint hearted and very far removed from Caitlyn Crews world of writing.  I did see hints of Caitlyn Crews humor shine through. 

Maud escapes her Nunnery, the only thing shes known since she was a young pre teen – sold by her parents.  Meeting Warrior Gunnar in the desert, she takes her chance and begs him to take her with him, where she doesn’t care, as long as It is far away from the Nunnery.   Demonstrating her skill at “praying” Maud is sure she’s convinced Gunnar how she can come in handy on the trip, but Gunnar needs a sacrificial virgin to seek his revenge and to bring back his loved mate from the dead. 
Set in a world that I wasn’t too sure if it was the past, present or future I still found the story to flow and understood why Maud was looking for escape.  I thought she fell for Gunnar quite quickly and she was so submissive so quickly and I guess the desire to save her life changed to a decide to stay with Gunnar.  Gunnar was a warrior and his description was one of strength and determination but clearly he had a heart buried deep.  He had issues he need to fix and I enjoyed watching him struggle with what he wanted to do and stay on track. 

I would call The Edge of Temptation a  mix of R18 erotic, submissive and paranormal historical. Might sound a confusing mix but it helped me turn the pages to find out what was going to happen?  Was Maud going to end up a sacrificial gift, was Gunnar’s dead mate really a traitor?  Does Gunnar’s brother get his own story? Will love prevail? 

An intense love story with very graphic details that are not for the faint hearted. 

I am a huge believer in trying different genre’s and I am glad I did.   

THE EDGE #2
PUBLISHED 5 APRIL 2016 BY ST MARTINS PRESS

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Husband Sit by Louise Cusack

Reviewed by Nas


HUSBAND SIT by author Louise Cusack is a February 2016 release by Flirt Press.

In need of urgent money, she takes on the job of husband sitting for rich wives. To keep their husband’s at home while they go off on holidays.

This is a fun, sexy and steamy romp. It takes a reader on an alternate journey of what happens when plans go wrong and she falls in love with her first subject. The journey she takes to try and make him jealous is sexy as well as emotional.

Highly recommended for all readers of fun, sexy but emotional stories!







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Sunday, 11 October 2015

Coming Home by Lydia Michaels

Reviewed by Desere



When I started reading this book,  I immediately picked up that this is not the first in which is obviously a series. This of course has always annoyed me , I always want to be sure that I got all the nitty gritty from the first books before I read the next, so yeah off I went on my mission to find out more about the first two.  Sadly I could not trace the first two in print and thus I made due with the little bit of information I could find on the Internet.

Then I was as caught up as I could be , and oh my gosh !!! I could not wait to dig in !!! I was so intrigued and as I started reading I pretty much had my mind already made up that this author is a talent that I wish I had discovered years ago!

Now let me tell you a little about the plot, it tells of Evelyn " Scout" Keats and how her perfect world comes crashing down when she learns that she has been nothing more than a pawn in a game so twisted it will make you sick to your stomach, worse, it's pretty much everyone in her life that has used her for their own gratification. The book takes the reader on the journey of Scout trying to comprehend the cost of her broken heart and learning to know when to take a risk in order to be happy.

Now for the review , this author is one that that knows how to draw out each and every emotion to the extent where I actually felt physically drained, but still wanting more.  The characters went beyond developed I can't fully express what I mean by that, I am battling to find the right wording ( odd I know), I guess best way to say it is  that the characters were more than just just, they were alive and leaping from the pages, as oppose to the usual well developed characters that after wards still feel just like characters from a book, these characters were real to me , very real.

Beautifully written, intriguing, powerful and memorable are just a few of the words I would use to describe this book.  And inspiring , I have come across many powerful , fighting spirited heroines but not quite like this, I wanted to trade places with this one ! I am going to end my review by saying that this is not just a love story , it's about courage , fighting back  and taking risks when there is no hope.

I am off to continue the search for the first two books, I have to know the rest! A define page turner, highly recommended !

5/5 star review
" Coming home, after the long road of sorrow" 

** Copy provided by Penguin Random House South Africa in exchange for a honest review 

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Dream Job by Mickey. J. Corrigan


Review by TashNz


A fast paced novella which got me thinking and nodding at the end of the story, the possibility of what I read could happen... which I can't say here with out giving the entire plot away, but you'll know what I mean when you read Dream Job my Mickey J Corrigan, a July ebook release.

Adrianna has a test driver position at a Dream software company; mixed in between her day life she is plagued by HOT dreams about her boss, The dreams feel so real spill over to real life almost. Then to make life more complicated her sad sack of an excuse of an ex boyfriend is trying to get back together...  

Like all Mickey J Corrigan books the main character is a zany wonderfully likable character who always finds herself in the most incredible predicaments. Adrianna is no different.  Unable to get any other job she signs up for her dream job, having no clue what it entails but hey the boss is H.O.T so what does she have to loose.  Then things get really strange (in a great way) and she has to unravel what is going on.  Things are not as they seem in more ways than one.

An entertaining and thought provoking read which I really liked and recommend. In terms of genre I think it's a mix of lashing of adult content, with light sci fi tones novella.

I read this on the treadmill... and was so caught up, I realised I was still walking 45 mins later! Great workout!

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*ARC provided for my honest opinion.

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Reviewed by Nas
 
DREAM JOB by author Mickey J Corrigan is a unique story. This tale takes a reader on a journey inside the dream world of the main protagonist. She is one of the dream catcher, but coming to earth she forgot her purpose. And is confused by all the dreams she's experiencing. She is on a mission to stop a software thief from using the software.

Mickey J Corriagn has her own way of telling a story. The premise and setting of this story is full of twists and turns. If you are looking for something different  to read, then this book is certainly for you. 

Monday, 29 June 2015

Grey by EL James


Grey (Fifty Shades, #4)

Reviewed by Desere 

After the hype of 50 Shades everyone knows what the world about Mr Grey and his little Miss Steele and their very out of the ordinary ( but only if you have never so much as thought about just how kinky sex can get) sex life is about, so I doubt that there is need for me to break down the story again. 

So instead I will dive right into Grey itself.  From the first three books it was very clear that the main focus was on Ana and the overwhelming set of new feelings she has to deal with when falling for a off the charts hot rich Mr Grey and is strange sexual desires. 

The books delved into Mr Grey's POV but only just lightly touching the dark subjects rolling around in is mind,. So of course I was over the moon with excitement that the author finally penned down the story from Mr. Grey's side. 

Sadly I was let down very badly indeed. The mind of Mr Grey is dark ,but that is something I already knew from having read the series, the sad part is that I was expecting the author to offer me a good and proper look into his POV.

What I got instead was a truly terrible , misguided, sloppy compiled look into a man that;s mind is not only dark ( no shock) but so messed up that it was completely impossible to believe any of it. 

And the words used by the author to express what exactly Mr Grey is thinking, oh my word, it was so tacky that it was as if I was stuck in a bad porn movie and the only way to get out was to shut the book !

Of course being a professional reviewer shutting the book before the end is not my style and I hung on till the very end. But it's three hours of my life I will never get back. 

The first three books are ones I have recommended , and I still do but this one not so much. It adds nothing to the story and only messes up the entire perception all of us had of Mr Grey. 

Copy provided by Penguin Random House South Africa in exchange for a honest review