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[Review] Walk the Line by J. Kenner

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Elena is too young for me, not to mention she’s my boss’s daughter and my babysitter.

That’s beyond complicated. And I’m not even looking for a relationship — but I can’t deny the attraction that sizzles between us.

I need to ignore it. A single dad, all I want is to take care of my little girl, do my job, and enjoy my friends. Anything more is asking for complications I can’t afford. Asking to be hurt again.

Trouble is, I want her, too. And when out flirty sparks turn to flames, I give in to temptation. Our secret fling is scorching hot, better than I’d ever imagined.

But secrets get out, and I could lose my job and my reputation.

And I am starting to realize she’s the one thing I’m not willing to lose.

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I’m so sad this series is over! I loved coming to The Fix every month and seeing all these couples fall in love. Brent and Elena are no different.

Single dad to the little munchkin Faith we have seen a few times, and daughter to Boss-man Tyree make for the cutest couple. Yes, he’s older. Yes, he’s a single dad. None of that matters to Elena though. She has had her eye on her Brent from the beginning and finally, he is beginning to see her.

Little does she know that he has had his eye on her the whole time too. His age and status in the bar has kept him at bay, but when she’s babysitting Faith one night for him, all walls are down and they finally decide to take a chance on each other. It may be the best thing either of them has ever done.

Super-love to this couple. I’ve been waiting for Brent’s story since book one when we first met him and I wanted more. Kenner delivered on this whole series and they will be on the reread list for years to come.

~Alex

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[Review] Something Different by Nia Farrell

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Singer/songwriter Anna James is getting desperate. Even with a day job, money’s tight, and she’s wound tighter yet, having sworn off sex to reconcile with her mother who’s in chemo and her father who disowned her for her wild, wicked ways. No sooner than her psychic best friend predicts an end to Anna’s self-imposed drought, rock stars Jackson and Jacob Thomason come to town, with the dream of an indie album co-written with local American Indian flutist Nico White and his songwriting partner AJ McPherson.

The triple-platinum artists are attracted to Anna, who gives as good as she gets. Learning that Anna’s alter ego AJ puts the “twist” in Nico’s “tribal” music only makes them want her more. The part-Comanche Thomason twins need an album’s worth of songs. That means spending night after night, working closely, getting to know each other, learning how to co-create.

Anna’s never written music with anyone but Nico. Their collaborations are so natural, so organic. They’re comfortable with each other. The Thomason twins, who perform as No Mercy, make her anything but. What’s a fangirl to do, when submitting to her rock star idols means exploring the darker side of passion?

A BDSM MFM ménage erotic rock star romance, written for Ages 18+.
Contains advanced BDSM and may contain triggers.

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Musical menage…

The second of the three Graces…. and in many ways this was a much more enjoyable read for me than the first in the series…first and foremost this instalment met my expectation regarding interactions between the three Graces , well at least two of them, as Grace and Anna kick off the story ….Next the story is better developed I loved that she was an unknown, talented musician and that her problems are answered by a double act who have everything she needs and so much more..

This is a short novella and naturally there is an instalust vibe… but this book also delves into the world of eroticism and bdsm …. the guys like to play and nothing seems to be off their table as they embark on a journey of exploration with Anna, which at times strays away from safe … the writing is clear and the voice of Anna provides a useful perspective as the story progresses… I know nothing about the world of music making, but it would appear that the author has done her research in relation to the industry, however, at times the story was heavy on detail and there was a tendency toward information overload.

Although there were elements that detracted from the storytelling, overall I enjoyed this book and whilst I still feel there could be more development in regards to the characters and the friendship between the three ‘Graces’, I found myself caught up in the evolving relationship between Anna and the twins both romantically and professionally, and I am still eager to read the third Grace’s story…

~Sheena

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[Review] Destiny Mine by Anna Zaires

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Fate made us enemies. I made us lovers.

In a different world, we were meant for each other.

This is not that world.

Note: For optimal enjoyment, it’s recommended you read the Twist Me trilogy prior to starting this book.

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Darkly beautiful and compelling….

Layer upon layer of suspense and intrigue… who would have thought the tortuous journey though Twist Me would lead to this point…and beyond

The world building is extensive and all encompassing and Peter and Sara are the main focus of the continuing plot…. He has no doubts about what and who he wants and no illusions as to the risks that have to be faced and annihilated, if needs be, to achieve his aims..the coming together of these two has been less than orthodox as he continues with his obsessive need to control and to own .. she has been very much the victim in this story but by no means weak or passive…she is strong and in many ways powerful…

This is a thrilling instalment and the evolving relationship between these two is elemental and darkly beautiful and compelling..it is wrong on so many levels and yet it is perfectly right … I was totally absorbed by this compelling story ….and the cliffhanger ending promises dark days ahead……

~Sheena

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[Review] Something Else by Nia Farrell

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Grace Murphy is the local psychic medium who dreams of her soulmates—Nico White, a bisexual American Indian musician, and J.T. Santiago, an ex-Navy SEAL and former cage fighter with PTSD on top of the guilt that he’s still carrying from other lifetimes that they’ve shared. J.T. is a Dominant, but he’s never had a male submissive and Grace and Nico are a package deal. It’s a learning curve for all of them, with J.T.’s initiation into MMF and MM relations and Grace’s introduction to BDSM. With Grace’s yin, J.T’s yang, and Nico’s center balance, the three of them come together as far as J.T.’s PTSD will allow. But forging a future will mean healing the past, however painful it might be.

An interracial paranormal MMF ménage BDSM erotic romance, this book is written as a standalone, but the epilogue ends with a teaser for the second book in the series. Contains explicit sexual content, written for mature readers. Ages 18+.

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Something else…

This is a short paranormal erotic story; really well written with magical characters, and at its heart an unusual love story which spans a multitude of lifetimes…

Grace is a quirky and gifted seer who has been reincarnated many times… I loved the premise .. with the three main protagonists having lived different lives, with different outcomes, in different bodies before this current lifetime… but whilst there were a lot of positives there were aspects of this book that I found disappointing…

Firstly the blurb indicated that the book was to focus on three women and I had anticipated reading a story that incorporated interactions between them..but in fact the other two were only mentioned in passing and had no relevance to the storyline… I was so looking forward to the interactions between them and that did not happen..

Secondly there are times when the narrative dwells on the mystical and reads a bit like an encyclopaedia of astrological and mythological terms; whilst this provided a window into Grace’s world it seemed very detailed for a novella… which brings me on to the final concern I had which is that this was potentially such a great plot and could easily have taken a full length novel to explore the characters and their imagined world..but instead the focus was very much on the steamy and erotic and not enough on development of story or the individual players…

So here is my dilemma..this was an original and fascinating plot which drew me in..but ultimately left me knowing very little about the characters and feeling that they were all just a little bit too amicable and accepting of their situation… The other ‘Graces’ are yet to have their moment in the spotlight and I shall continue to read with interest, and in the hope of something else, or a little bit more…

~Sheena

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[Review] Light My Fire by J. Kenner

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I don’t do relationships.

I’ve lived my life hiding my scars, revealing myself only the in the scripts I write and the characters I voice.

Few people know the real me. I’m too careful. Too afraid of getting burned all over again.

Enter Beverly Martin. A movie star. A woman so beautiful and caring she makes my heart ache. She says she wants me—and her touch almost makes me believe that a girl like her could love a man like me.

But being with her would mean letting the spotlight of fame shine on me, too. And I’m not sure I can do that—even if walking away means losing the woman I love.

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Cam and Bev’s story is for the Hollywood stars in us all.

Scarred from an accident when he was young, Cam keeps himself guarded from most of the world. When a script he writes gets picked up as a movie, and he falls for the main lady, he starts thinking that outside appearances aren’t as important as what’s inside (though he still wants his Mr November pictures edited).

One of the cuter stories of this series (and we get to see the Fix! which I felt was missing from some of the others), I loved how Cam and Bev’s story grew both individually and as a couple. I thought the ending was a bit rushed, but I loved the contest scene *swoon*. 4.5 stars!

~Alex

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[Review] Trick Play by Eden Finley

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Matt:

Want to know the fastest way to get screwed out of a football career? Get photographed in a compromising position in a gay bar. Yep, welcome to my life.

My agent says he can fix my image. He wants me to become the poster boy for gay football players. Me? I just want back on the field. I’ll do anything to play for the NFL again, even pretend to have a steady boyfriend. If only my fake boyfriend wasn’t Noah Huntington III—the most arrogant, entitled rich guy in the world.

Noah:

Pretend to be Matt Jackson’s boyfriend, my best friend said. It’ll be fun, he said. What Damon neglected to mention is Matt is surly and bitter. Being his boyfriend is a job in itself. From his paranoia over being constantly photographed to his aversion to PDA, being with Matt isn’t the care-free fake relationship I expected when I signed on to do this.

It’s supposed to be a win-win. I get to stick it to my politician dad who thinks no one is good enough for the Huntington name, and Matt’s reputation of being the bad boy of football dies.

What I don’t expect is to start caring for the guy. That’s not part of the plan. Then again, neither is fooling around with him on my private jet.

Oops.

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Bittersweet……

This was a bittersweet romance…I am not an expert in the politics of sports and the media, but I am aware that the ostracism of a footballer because of his sexual orientation is an unforgivable and destructive reality…however, whilst the serious issues of prejudice and intolerance are embedded in this story, it is not a dark or heavy read…this is a scorching hot love story

Matt’s career, as a tight end for an NFL team, is in ruins and in need of some serious PR assistance.. which comes in the shape of Noah, hired as a fake boyfriend… and who, incidentally, is on a mission of his own……I thought the push pull relationship between these two was genuine, full of conflicted emotions and plenty of light hearted moments, and the growth of their unbidden feelings for each other completely enthralling…two gorgeous and talented guys, with plenty of testosterone between them, who like to get down and dirty together..what’s not to like?

The author has an easy to read style and whilst this wasn’t an action packed read ….the storyline was engaging and held my attention throughout….this is the first book I have read by this author and her books have now been added to my ever growing list of must reads….

~Sheena

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[Review] Caged by Grace White

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With Atchison College deemed too unsafe, Terra Materson finds herself whisked away to a safe house; a short-term solution while the guys figure out their next steps. But her safe haven becomes Terra’s worst nightmare.

As Gaia’s power grows stronger by the minute; Terra’s feelings towards her four protectors become more confusing than ever. While she doesn’t want to lose herself to the ancient goddess inside her, Terra knows Gaia’s memories hold the answers they seek.

Sol, Endo, Cael, and Ross are convinced the risk of her fully connecting with Gaia is too high and insist on searching for another answer. But they have underestimated one thing: Terra’s resolve.

Because she’s finally ready to fulfill her destiny. Whether they want her to or not.*official synopsis coming soon*

Caged is the third book in The Gaia Chronicles, an urban fantasy reverse harem series, and must be read after books #1 and #2. Recommended for readers 17+

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Calm before the storm…

This is such a fabulous young adult series: the premise, as far as I am aware, is original and the imagined world wonderfully constructed … I am a big fan of Reverse Harem books and have been for several years…recently there has been an increase in these type of stories but too often the male characters lack individuality or there is a bun fight between them all to identify who should get the girl..but the author has successfully created a perfectly balanced RH with distinct and relatable male leads who are as loyal to each other as they are in love with their girl…. Until this instalment I found the four main guys beguiling, with their super-human powers..but in this instalment their inner conflicts and individualities come to the fore and I have become completely invested in their lives and their relationship with the irrepressible and beautiful Terra…

Terra is under increasing pressure to find answers to so many questions she is pulled in too many directions…some things are becoming clearer some things less certain; I love the ebb and flow of this story… emotions run high as the storyline begins to explore the strength of the eternal bonds between the guys and their queen and I was totally caught up in the drama…… Darkness has arrived; Terra and her four protectors (not forgetting a witch or two thrown in, for good measure) are all that stand between evil and the end of the world…

The climactic cliffhanger ending signals that there is still a tortuous journey ahead, this may be the relative calm before the storm but it does feel like we have reached the beginning of the end rather than the end of the beginning…and I am waiting impatiently for the final stand…

~Sheena