Book Club, Erotic Romance, Humour, Reviews, Romance

REVIEW: Mr. Perfect – J.A. Huss

Mr PerfectMr. Perfect by J.A. Huss
Series: Mister #1
Genre: erotic romance
Themes: office romance, enemies to lovers
Archetype: billionaire, alpha
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Wanting the perfect man doesn’t make me crazy. I just know what I like.

A powerful billionaire in a suit wasn’t even my first choice. McAllister Stonewall was never on my radar, I didn’t even know he existed.

But I do now.

His hands are all over me at work. The heat of his chest pressing against my bare back as he bends me over the desk is the only thing on my mind.

He is my most forbidden desires unleashed. He is my new secret obsession. He is my Mr. Perfect.

Until the moment I realize… There’s no such thing as perfect.

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Amazon US | Amazon UK

Review

Heat: ★★★★
Rating: ★★★★

How can he be so damn hot and so damn despicable at the same time?

I skimmed through a few of the other reviews before putting my own into words, mainly because I enjoyed this so much that I was curious as to why there were so many mixed reviews. The main theme that kept coming up was that some of Mac’s actions were considered a little “rapey”, leading to a few DNFs and poor reviews. I understand this, I do – but this wasn’t an issue for me. Maybe my mind has just been warped from all the dark erotic I’ve been reading. Yes, there were some coercion scenes here, dub-con at a push, but I felt Huss’ narrative made it absolutely clear that Ellie didwant what was happening. Yes, there was kink and filth, but from where I was reading, it was all consensual, justpushing the boundaries of erotic fantasy a little. So don’t let that stop you if you’re concerned about this read.

“Talk to me like a dirty slut, Ellie, and I’ll make you come so hard, your legs will spasm and your body will collapse.”

Moving on – this was a fucking hot read. Who doesn’t enjoy delving into the office romance fantasies with an outrageously alpha boss, especially when they involve a wonderfully dominant character, right from the start?And especially when they involve one of those rare, proper face-fucking scenes. And it was outrageous. There was a fair bit of melodrama and overreaction, with both characters. Yet, I just couldn’t tear myself away from this romance. Not only was it hideously heartwarming, but it was also incredibly funny. I read the first 25% whilst my brother was watching Stranger Things, and he kicked me out because I was laughing so hard. Huss just kept making these awfully cringeworthy moments even worse, and I fucking loved it.

I like his power. I like the way he talks to me. The way he assumes I will just obey his commands.

This was by no means perfect – it was a pretty predictable, typical romance plot, complete with big romantic gestures, but where it felt better was both with the sex and chemistry between the two leads, and Ellie’s character. She was adorable, delusional and clutzy. And kinky. I very much enjoyed seeing her character progression throughout these pages, one of the stronger aspects of this read. Would I read the sequel? Absolutely. Bring it on.

Book Club, Erotica, Romance

REVIEW: Three Hard Lessons – Nikki Sloane

Three Hard LessonsThree Hard Lessons by Nikki Sloane
Series: Blindfold Club #2 (can standalone)
Genre: erotica
Themes: BDSM
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I am the woman men pay thousands of dollars to sleep with. I do what I love and what I’m so very good at.

Then he walks in and drops $30,000. He wants to talk. And kiss. And take me home.

In a single night, this man turns everything upside-down and has me breaking every rule I’ve lived by to keep men at a distance. I’m about to learn some lessons the hard way.

Don’t tease him. Don’t give him boundaries. And don’t think you get a choice in who you love.

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Review

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“Go and put up your walls, Payton. They don’t stop me.”

As ever, Nikki Sloane delivers a scorchingly sexy erotica novel with just the right amount of romance and drama to keep it interesting. The main thing that stood out for me in this book, besides the acute chemistry between the two leads, was the characterisation of Dom. He was unbelievably awesome. It’s so refreshing to have the hero of a romance not be totally dominant and alpha, but instead be sensitive, embarrassed and a little unsure of himself (with the capability to go uber-dom at the perfect moment, despite his inexperience). Similarly, I found Payton a strong supporting character in the previous novel, and it was wonderful to be able to explore her strong, independent character further.

The romance aspect was surprisingly heartwarming, and managed to fulfil the disgustingly girly romantic part of me without being too stupid and unrealistic. I think that’s what makes this series so good – there’s incredibly hot sex, but underneath that there’s a sweet love story, with characters that are actually developed enough to root for and care about. Even during the group sex scenes, Sloane manages to maintain their connection, similarly to the previous instalment, resulting in a panty-melting scene but without ruining the romance and relationship that has been built up between the two.

“I can’t make you say you love me.” He blinked and the aqua in his eyes darkened. They filled with determination. “But I can make you feel it.”

Sloane is also a master at sex scenes. Everything I’ve read so far has had a five-star heat rating, and I’m not ashamed to say that yes, these scenes make me wet. Always. I think it’s to do with the creativity of them, but also the fact that I fully believe the romance between the characters too, which just leads to me being more emotionally involved, even when they’re doing all manner of things to one another.

Overall, a sickeningly romantic, scorchingly hot read that’ll leave you panting for more. If you like BDSM without the dark (or, like me, love BDSM and the dark), this is the series for you. Now, onto the next one.

Book Club

BOOK CLUB: September 2016

You voted for your books of the month for September 2016, and here were the results!

If you’d like to get involved in our book club and join the monthly read, you can find our group here.

Mr PerfectOur romance pick: Mr. Perfect by J.A. Huss

Wanting the perfect man doesn’t make me crazy. I just know what I like.

A powerful billionaire in a suit wasn’t even my first choice. McAllister Stonewall was never on my radar, I didn’t even know he existed.

But I do now.

His hands are all over me at work. The heat of his chest pressing against my bare back as he bends me over the desk is the only thing on my mind.

He is my most forbidden desires unleashed. He is my new secret obsession. He is my Mr. Perfect.

Until the moment I realize… There’s no such thing as perfect.

Purchase
Amazon US | Amazon UK

Three Hard LessonsOur erotica pick: Three Hard Lessons by Nikki Sloane

I am the woman men pay thousands of dollars to sleep with. I do what I love and what I’m so very good at.

Then he walks in and drops $30,000. He wants to talk. And kiss. And take me home.

In a single night, this man turns everything upside-down and has me breaking every rule I’ve lived by to keep men at a distance. I’m about to learn some lessons the hard way.

Don’t tease him. Don’t give him boundaries. And don’t think you get a choice in who you love.

Purchase
Amazon US | Amazon UK

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BOOK CLUB: Voting – September’s Books of the Month

September’s book of the month polls are now LIVE!

Vote on the erotica and romance books you would like to read with the group in September.

Romance: https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/140446-what-romance-should-we-read-in-september

Erotica: https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/140447-what-erotica-should-we-read-in-september

Polls end: Aug 21, 2016 11:59PM PDT

Click here if you’d like to join the book club (18+ only due to explicit content)

Erotic Romance, Humour, Reviews, Romance

REVIEW: Man Candy – Melanie Harlow

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He’s back.

Not just back in town, but living in the flat right beneath mine. And he looks good enough to eat, which is just one more reason to stay away from him.

But I can’t resist.

The sex is incredible (pretty sure we’ve shaken the house right off its foundation), but he can’t fool me—not this time. A degree in marketing and five years in advertising have taught me that “true love” is a fairy tale used to sell lipstick, diamonds, and perfume. It doesn’t exist.

He thinks I’m wrong, and he wants to prove it.

I think he’s crazy, so I dare him to try.

It might be the biggest mistake of my life.

Review

Title: Man Candy
Author: Melanie Harlow
Series: standalone
Genre: erotic romance, humour
Heat: 4/5
Plot: 3/5
Rating: 4/5

The first book I’ve read by Melanie Harlow, I was pleasantly surprised by the mixture of humour, sickening sweetness and rather erotic sex. Although there were perhaps a few too many exclamation marks within the writing, I found it easy to read and also, more importantly, that I wanted to read on, to go through the journey with Jaime. Even better, the angst within these pages was in no way forced, like in many other romance novels, but rather was necessary to the plot, to the character development.

The best thing about this novel was that Harlow had put effort into fully forming both the main characters; I’ve noticed that most of the time the effort is solely into the male, to create a man for women to totally drool over, whilst the female protagonist tends to be largely forgotten about or left half-created. Jaime was an excellent protagonist, from her love of wine to her commitment issues and her wild side. And dear god, the sex was delicious.

Book Club

BOOK CLUB: August 2016

We are currently two months in, with 72 members. The only thing missing is a little more discussion and involvement, but hopefully these will come with time.

Last month’s reads were Hustler and Three Simple Rules. To read my reviews, please follow the links for the particular books.

If you’d like to be a part of this book club, you can find it on Goodreads here.

The polls have closed for this month’s selections, and August’s reads are as follows.

Romance: Man Candy – Melanie Harlow

man candy

He’s back.

Not just back in town, but living in the flat right beneath mine. And he looks good enough to eat, which is just one more reason to stay away from him.

But I can’t resist.

The sex is incredible (pretty sure we’ve shaken the house right off its foundation), but he can’t fool me—not this time. A degree in marketing and five years in advertising have taught me that “true love” is a fairy tale used to sell lipstick, diamonds, and perfume. It doesn’t exist.

He thinks I’m wrong, and he wants to prove it.

I think he’s crazy, so I dare him to try.

It might be the biggest mistake of my life.

Erotica: Sugar Daddies – Jade West

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A sugar daddy website doesn’t seem a sound basis for an A1 life plan, but I’m a small town girl with big dreams, and there’s this one advert, this one crazy advert I can’t stop thinking about…

Two hot guys seeking their Little Miss Right.
Someone who can entertain them, amuse them, fit in with their corporate schedule.
And sex. They want sex.
Lots of sex.
Bonus, right? One major dose of epic win.

Of course, guys like Carl and Rick have their conditions. One being that they come together, or not at all.
Hell, I can live with that.

And there are no skeletons in their designer closet, none that I can find.
Just two hot sugar daddies, with particular tastes, nothing to worry about.

Until Carl and Rick spill the big one, the one that sends the girls running. A whole string of them before me, running to the hills without so much as a backward glance.

Maybe I should run, too. Thanks but no thanks, see you around, guys, nice knowing you.
But I’m already in way too deep for that.

Blog Tours, Erotic Romance, Reviews, Romance

TOUR & REVIEW: Stroked – Meghan Quinn

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Goodreads

Reese King: Olympic medalist, underwear model, Greek god.

His body is chiseled from rock, sculpted by the weight room, and refined by water.

On a daily basis his skin is completely bare for everyone to see, tan and defined, only covered up by a minuscule piece of spandex. There is no denying his sex appeal.

I hate to admit it, but I’m head over heels infatuated with him.

There is one HUGE problem though. His achingly gorgeous abs, inked up arm, and cocky swagger belong to my boss, the high-profile, reality star bitch from hell and certified heinous human being, Bellini Chambers.

What I think is going to be an easy job assisting a glorified wench turns into a cluster f*ck of epic proportions.

Purchase

Amazon: http://amzn.to/29J2eNi

Review

Title: Stroked
Author: Meghan Quinn
Series: Stroked #1
Category: sport, comedy
Rating: ****

As ever, Meghan Quinn infuses a brilliant storyline, intense and complex characters and some major laugh out loud moments to create the perfect summer read. I loved how this had POV from the antagonist, all the twists and turns and humiliating moments, and how it has managed to set up storylines for future novels.

Slick and fun, my heart was beating with anxiety at the sports parts, and racing with the incredible sexual tension between Reese and Paisley. What a fantastic heroine, too – a fit chick with an attitude and a mean head butt…

I can’t wait to have the opportunity to explore these characters further.

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Tackling the TBR

As part of my re-modelling of this blog, I’m going to be introducing some new features. One of these will be Tackling the TBR.

In this series, I will sort my Goodreads TBR randomly and read the first book in the list. That way, the choice gets taken from me and it’ll be more interesting to see what turns up.

I need to work out how regularly this will be, though I’m planning bi-monthly right now, alternating between a random TBR book and a random book in the depths of my Kindle. It may be that it’s more frequent than twice a month, it may be totally random and depend on how many ARCs I receive for that particular month, but it will always alternate.

I hope you are keen to follow me on this journey of discovery, and I have to say I am excited to finally start getting through my mass accumulation of books!

Stay tuned for more detail.

Erotica, Reviews, Romance

REVIEW: Three Simple Rules – Nikki Sloane

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Goodreads

I would do anything for my dream job. Now I have to.

In order to save my skin at the office, I’m forced to sell it at an exclusive and illegal blindfold club. He paid thousands of dollars for one night to own me, but when my blindfold comes off, I want more. More nights, more rules, and more from this unavailable and uncompromising man.

Rule number one, no questions. Rule number two, no lies. But, rule number three? That’s the hardest one to obey.

Review

Title: Three Simple Rules
Author: Nikki Sloane
Series: Blindfold Club #1
Category: erotica/BDSM/romance
Rating: ****
Read for Summer’s Eve Readers book club, July 2016

Immediately added to my orgasm Kindle folder. This was seriously, seriously hot, with many interesting sex scenarios written so well I found myself pretty much panting. This is the first Nikki Sloane novel I’ve read other than Sordid, and it’s fantastic to know how well she can write both dark and lighter books. I will absolutely be reading the next one.

My only issue with this is that the scenario leading to Evelyn working one night at the club was perhaps a little forced, but once this was over it all worked extremely well. I loved that lack of forced drama between the two, the maturity they showed was refreshing in a romance and the little twist would have been totally unexpected had I not unfortunately read a spoiler in another review first whilst researching this book. And Logan? Absolutely a book boyfriend. The alpha dominance, the dark side but also the very sweet and caring parts of him. They worked beautifully to create complex characters, again refreshing in an erotic novel.

And as a bonus, my relationship is likely to improve from what I have read here. So many great ideas…