Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Book review - When All Else Fails by J M Dabney (f/f romance) 4 stars

When All Else Fails by J M Dabney 
F/F erotic romance 
4/5 stars 


Out and proud Andrea Slade carries around doubts soul deep, her family and job have taught her hard lessons about love. When she meets Eva Lange and starts working with the beautiful, curvy woman, she wants things to be different. Although, she settles for being her friend and boss.

As time passes, Andrea finds it’s not an ideal situation, but she tricks herself into thinking that it’s for the best. That is until the sexy, femme fatale shows up in her office one day in a figure-hugging outfit with plans for seduction.

Full-figured Eva is in touch with her body, embraces the curves, but part of her looks at successful and gorgeous Andrea and decides friends is better than a failed love affair with the somewhat jaded and commitment-phobic divorce attorney. That is, until she decides to take what she wants. 

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When All Else Fails is a charming, light hearted f/f romance with a sexy side. There are some humour filled moments too, that succeeded in putting a smile on my face.  Initially I struggled to connect with the main characters, but I grew to like them as the book progressed. I think having a bit more knowledge about the characters pasts may have helped with this. For example, has Eva always known she is bisexual? Or is this something she discovered in the five years since she got divorced? This was never really explained - or if it was, it was too subtle for me to notice! All that being said though, I did enjoy this book and I would read more from this author in the future.

Eva has worked for Andrea for a few years now and they have become good friends.  Without the other knowing, they both secretly long to be more than friends, but are afraid of rejection and spoiling their friendship.  Eva decides to take a chance and sets out to seduce her boss, with some steamy results.  Can they be more than friends without ruining everything?

I enjoyed the interaction between Eva and Andrea, they had great chemistry together.  The love scenes were hot, with a slightly kinky edge to them that I really liked.  My favourite character in this book was Eva's sister though - she was hilarious, a really fun girl who I'd like to hear more about in a future book.  This was a nice, easy read that I give four out of five stars.

Release blitz - Alexandr's Cherished Submissive by Ann Mayburn

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From the moment Alexandr Novikov met the young auburn haired woman bartending at her uncle’s pub in Ireland, he’d been fascinated by her delicate beauty and fiery spirit. Unfortunately, he is in no position to offer her the kind of safe, normal life she deserves so he attempts to put her from his mind for her own good. Something easier said then done when a deal is struck between the Novikov Bratva and the Irish Cleary Gang, an arrangement that includes Alex and his men being on twenty-four hour bodyguard duty with the object of his forbidden desires. Jessica Venture came to Dublin to spend some time bonding with her birth mother’s family, a connection she desperately needs after losing her adoptive parents within a year of each other back in the States. The last thing she expected was to fall in love with a handsome, mysterious, and sometimes scary man who was well known for his sexual appetite, but rejected her attempts to seduce him. There are outside forces that will do anything to keep them apart, and Jessica will have to make a desperate choice that will change their lives forever. Warning: There is light bondage, domestic discipline, spanking, and a F/F scene that is a voyeuristic Doms delight. Author’s Note: This is part One of Two for Alex and Jessica’s story. In Alexandr’s Cherished Submissive we get a look into the past and the events that shaped Alex and Jessica into the people they are today. Part Two, Alexandr’s Reluctant Submissive, is present day on, and the expected release date is early Fall 2015. buy links
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Ivan’s Captive Submissive (The Submissive’s Wish, Book 1)
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Monday, 29 June 2015

Book review - Lord and Master by Kait Jagger 5 stars

Lord and Master by Kait Jagger
Erotic romance 
5/5 stars 


Luna Gregory has everything she needs. A dream job as personal assistant to the Marchioness of Lionsbridge, and a home on the 500-year-old Arborage Estate. But her encounter with Swedish entrepreneur Stefan Lundgren, charismatic, devastatingly attractive-and third in line to inherit the estate-leaves her irresistibly captivated. What Stefan doesn't know is that he and Luna have met before, that he is drawn by more than just her English reserve and quiet beauty. Luna has her reasons for concealing the truth from him-she's built an entire life for herself based on keeping the past in the past.

Stefan initiates Luna into a world of sexual exploration where they push the boundaries of pleasure and control, the ties that bind them,literally, in desire. Not content with possessing Luna physically, Stefan wants all of her. But he is keeping his own secrets, secrets that could drive them apart. 


Lord and Master is a beautifully written love story, with strong lead characters and an interesting storyline.  The book is set in a five hundred year old English stately home, which I loved.  The author brought this fabulous setting to life, it was almost as if the estate was another character in the book.  As well as the romantic storyline, there was also a suspense and mystery element to this book. Some unexpected twists kept the story exciting, I literally couldn't put this book down.

Luna is the PA to the Marchioness of Lionsbridge at the Arborage Estate and Stefan is the third in line to inherit the estate. The attraction between them is instant, Luna is absolutely captivated by the handsome Swede.  While she is helping Stefan investigate how the estate is being run, Luna and Stefan grow closer together.  Soon they embark on a steamy affair, but what does the future hold for them?

It took me a chapter or two to really get into this story, but once I did I was totally hooked.  I really liked Luna, she seemed liked a 'normal' working woman who I could imagine being friends with.  Both Stefan and Luna are well drawn, believable characters who I felt a real connection to.  I would definitely recommend this book and I can't wait for the next book in the series. Five stars!

I received a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.

Book review - Finding Master Right by L A Witt (m/m BDSM) 4 stars

Finding Master Right by L.A Witt
M/m BDSM romance 
4/5 stars 


It's all fun and games until somebody falls in love.

Chase has just arrived at a much anticipated leather convention, and he’s about to lose his mind. Not only is his ex attending, but Chase is also rooming with Derek, a submissive he’s been dying to top. Although Derek is in search of a Dom, he made it painfully clear when the two of them hooked up for a very hot—but very vanilla—night just before the convention that he wasn’t interested in submitting to Chase.

Derek isn’t stupid. No matter how desperate he is to submit to Chase, he wants no part of a rebound relationship. As long as Chase is still pining after the sub who broke his heart a few months ago, Derek’s keeping him at arm’s length. Besides, there’s another Dom at this convention, the gorgeous Master Raul, who Derek is determined to attract.

But when Chase and Derek are confronted with all their kinks, from ropes to leather, bondage to flogging—not to mention each other—they can only ignore their mutual attraction for so long.

Word count: 45,700; page count: 167


Finding Master Right is a friends to lovers romance, complete with a good helping of kink.  The story is set at a leather convention, which was a fun, unique setting.  Chase and Derek have been friends for a while, but recently had a night between the sheets together.  Although Derek longs to submit to Chase, he insisted that the encounter remained vanilla. Now they are sharing a room together at the convention, and things between them are rather awkward.  They both have strong feelings for each other, but thanks to a series of misunderstandings, they are both convinced that the other isn't interested.  Both characters are guilty of not communicating, and this continues throughout the book.  After a while this gets a little frustrating, and I wanted to knock their heads together to try to knock some sense into them!

There are some really hot BDSM scenes in this book, but most of them involve either Chase or Derek with other people before they get together. Derek is a real painslut, so his scenes are quite intense, but I really enjoyed them. The scenes are quite varied, I thought the horse scene with Derek and Master Raul was great. I would have liked more scenes between Derek and Chase, a couple of extra chapters after they got together would have been nice.  

I liked both of the main characters. We got both of their points of view, and they both had distinct voices.  Derek was probably my favourite of the two, he was a bit snarky and bratty which was fun to read.  The writing quality here was high, the dialogue was especially sharp, and I would definitely read more from this author.  Finding Master Right gets four out of five stars.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.

Release blitz - Take Me by Ella Sheridan

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A nightmare coming to an end…
Peyton Harrison came to Claywater to bring her kidnapped son home. The last thing she expects is to run into Gabe Harrison, the man who abandoned her before her son was born. Her body might want to take up where they left off, but her heart remembers Gabe’s betrayal all too well—and everything she’d risk for momentary pleasure.
A past catching up to them…
Gabe always knew he’d share the love of his life with his twin brother, Sam, except he’d found that love far too young. He did the honorable thing and walked away, but now an adult Peyton is in his hometown and keeping secrets behind her world-weary eyes.
Sam is knee-deep in a drug investigation threatening the town he loves. Peyton’s arrival is a distraction he doesn’t need; still, he can’t deny her pull. He and Gabe have always stood together, but now the one woman they both want may be the one thing that divides them.
A future threatened…
When violence shatters their world, the past and present intertwine in ways none of them expected. Anticipating their enemy’s next move is the only way to keep their son safe, but what about their hearts?
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Release blitz - Plush book 3 by K B Winters

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Allison Rand is a hot little barista struggling to make rent. The sassy firecracker is not afraid to take chances - except when it comes to her heart. She moved from her sleepy small town beginnings, to chase her dreams in the City of Angels.
When her best frappe friend offers her the job of a lifetime, she jumps in - with both feet. Right into the arms of Billionaire Cooper Brighton. He's tall, handsome, and totally out of her league - or so she thinks.
Billionaire playboy, and CEO of Brighton Enterprises, Cooper Brighton, was thrown into the business after tragedy strikes. He's adjusting as fast as he can, but his new position of power leaves him lonely and haunted by his own demons.
Allie and Cooper are both keeping secrets. As they continue to cross paths, will their secrets bring them closer together, or ultimately become the thing that tears them apart?
Find out now in the third and final installment of Plush - A Billionaire Romance
The Plush Series is intended for a mature audience, 18+ only.
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Plush (A Billionaire Romance, Prequel)
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KB Winters is the author of the brand new Billionaire Romance Series, Plush. She has an addiction to caffeine and hard-bodied alpha males. The men in her books are very sexy, protective and sometimes bossy, her ladies are...well...bossier! Living in sunny Southern California, this hopeless romantic writes every chance she gets!
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