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Sale & Review: Moto – M. Never

motoMoto by M. Never
Series: standalone
Genre: erotic romance
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What’s harder than resisting one Dane man? Resisting two. 

I don’t date bikers. It’s my one cardinal rule. No rough, rugged, tattooed egotistical maniacs on two wheels. Even if they are gorgeous, brilliant, and sport the prefix Doctor. Bottom line, bikers are nothing but trouble.

T.R.O.U.B.L.E

Dr. Devlin Dane has had his sights set on my panties for months. But I’ve done a stellar job of fending him off. As Mercy Medical’s most eligible bachelor, he has no problem in the panty dropping department. He’s tall, dark, and inked all over. I get the appeal, I’m not dead. I’m not stupid either. He’s a walking heartbreak waiting to happen.

But when Reese Dane comes crashing into my life – literally- the game suddenly changes.

Reese, the dark, brooding, motorcycle racing champion, knows exactly how to apply the right pressure on and off the track. 

The two have an unstoppable pull like centrifugal force, and both bad boy bikers are determined to take me on a high-powered ride I’ll never forget…

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Sneak Peek

“I’m not overreacting! You can’t just pass me around to all your biker buddies and think it’s okay! I’m not a fucking wrist watch you can just throw into the pot!”

 Kayla, do you honestly think I would’ve put you up if I knew I couldn’t win? That I would let anyone else touch what belongs to us?” Reese crowds me into a corner.

 “Us?” I squeak. Wait, what?

 “Yes. Us. Mine and Dev’s.” He enunciates the words. “You. Are. Ours.”

 There’s that word again. Ours.

 “I don’t understand.”

 “Baby, I think you do. I think you’ve always known where we would end up.” Reese cages me in with his arms.

 Dev materializes over Reese’s shoulder, and I internally hyperventilate. I don’t know who to look at first as my gaze compulsively darts between the two of them. Two, beautiful, roughneck men, who both look like they want to have me for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

 “How . . . how would this even work?” I crazily entertain the idea.

 Both their faces split with a fiendish smile. I must have asked the million-dollar question.

 Reese leans in closely, stopping my heart. “Let us show you,” he murmurs so seductively my knees nearly buckle. I throw a questioning eye at Dev and he nods confidently.

 “You both want this?” I ask with a small voice.

 “It isn’t about what we want anymore. It’s all about you now,” Dev voices.

 Holy. Fuck.

 “Say yes, Kayla.” Dev’s tone is soft and velvety. Irresistible. “Say yes to us.”

 I press my back against the wall praying for composure, but the longer they trap me, the more the pressure builds, the more my want fights to the surface, and my resolve falls away into oblivion. I find myself nodding because my ability to speak has become paralyzed.

 “Good girl,” Reese breathes before he throws me over his shoulder like a caveman.

 “Hey!” I grab onto his shirt.

 He swats me on the butt as he makes his way to the stairs. “Ouch!” I flail.

 “That’s for bouncing out on me. Never do it again. Got it?” He hits me once more for good measure.

 “Fuck you.” I flinch.

 “In due time, baby.”

 I lift my head as Reese climbs the stairs with Dev hot on his heels.

 Reality suddenly strikes. Is this really happening?

 “Relax.” Dev traps my chin gently. “We’re going to take care of you. And make you feel so good.” He pushes some dangling hair away from my face so I can see him. He’s incredibly calm despite the carnal look in his eyes.

 Once in my small room, Reese drops me on the bed. They each flank one side, making me feel like a trapped animal.

 I kneel in the middle of the mattress at a loss at what to do next.

 “Strip, baby,” Reese instructs as he unzips his leather jacket and pulls the gun from the back of his pants, placing it on my nightstand.

 I stay frozen in place.

 I know I’m supposed to move, but what’s clearly about to happen hasn’t sunk in yet.

 “Need some assistance?” Dev crawls up behind me and kisses my neck. A switch flips. My eyes immediately roll backward. Yes, please, touch me. Both of you, please touch me.

Review (from the Goodreads archvies)

★★★★

I went into reading this book with the expectation of another formulaic romance story, but was quickly proven wrong when it came to address polyamorous relationships, health conditions and rather dirty threesome scenes (with the occasional BDSM-lite touch). M. Never has managed to craft this alt-romance so carefully, injecting darker undercurrents throughout which culminate in the conclusion of the book in a completely unexpected way. It was an emotional ride all the way through, but rather than a typical HEA, I was left feeling somewhat empty due to the bittersweet ending.

Although the plot was pretty much all centred on the complex relationships between the three main characters, the main flaw of the book was the lack of development of the side plots – Kayla’s aunt Sam’s work on the drugs issue, and the Viper, introduced as a villain, which I feel were too quickly and easily concluded – but perhaps M. Never has left this open to explore in an offshoot instalment, which I think would work very well.

Overall, Moto breaks the lite-romance formula by crafting a darker, deeper story of connections, and a genuinely upsetting ending.

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Out now! Review: Four – S.C. Daiko

imageFour by S.C. Daiko
Series: Three #2 (can standalone)
Genre: erotica
Themes: menage
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It’s been a year since Max and I overcame our commitment fears and chased away our demons, a year in a blissful poly relationship with Steve. And now we’re all set to become four.
It should be the best time of my life, of our lives; trying for a baby with the two hot men who keep me warm at night.
But when Steve’s friend James arrives from London, an over-the-top-theatrical scene player with his own agenda, and a whole lotta history just waiting to reignite, Steve suddenly doesn’t seem like the guy we fell in love with.
He’s changing, morphing into a different man before our eyes.
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Lauren Price is happy living with the two men she loves and life couldn’t be any sweeter. What started as just a little fun a year ago – a girl, two guys, and a whole lot of sex – has become a deep three-way love she hopes will last forever.
They want to be a four – Max, Lauren, Steve and their unborn baby. That’s what they said, that’s what they planned.
But life in love doesn’t follow the rules, and soon four doesn’t look quite like the three-plus-one Lauren intended it to be.

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Review

Heat: ★★★★
Rating: ★★★★

Reviewer’s note: although this can be read as a standalone, I would highly recommend reading the previous instalment first to fully immerse yourself into this poly relationship.

I will keep this particular review brief as I don’t want to give away any spoilers. What I will say about the plot is that it wasn’t at all what I was expecting, in fact it was much deeper and dealt with a topic not really touched upon by romance authors, and certainly not by erotica authors. Daiko transgressed some genre boundaries here, delivering yet another wonderfully sexy read, but this time with a much deeper emotional toll.

Aside from the plot, I find Daiko’s writing style to be quite formal, which sometimes takes a little time to properly reel me in, and at other times has made it difficult to emotionally invest myself in these characters, but due to the subject matter I didn’t have that problem in Four.

I still wish that we’d have had some chapters from Steve’s POV, though Daiko has addressed this in a recent blog post. I have to say I actually feel it would have strengthened the characterisation of Max and Lauren, to have seen them through Steve’s eyes, but understand the reasoning that Steve wears his emotions on his sleeve.

Whatever will be, will be, is my new motto; part of living beautifully is accepting the rough with the smooth in life and doing the best that you can.

A deeply bittersweet read, Daiko leaves you wet from both the vagina and the eyes. I’m looking forward to reading the prequel.

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Release & Review: Candy Boys – Jo Raven

candy boysCandy Boys by Jo Raven
Series: standalone spin-off to Micah
Genre: erotic romance
Themes: menage
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Joel and Jethro. Roommates. Total hunks. Inseparable friends. Hot as hell.

Meet my fantasy boyfriends. Aren’t they just the sexiest, cutest thing? I know, right? They totally are. They are hot, too hot for a quiet—and obsessed with them—girl working in a bookshop.
That’d be me, by the way.

There’s also the tiny problem of Joel wanting another girl. And as for Jethro, well… he doesn’t do girls. Or maybe he doesn’t do relationships. He certainly doesn’t do boys, so he isn’t doing his best and very male friend… right? Much less his male friend and me at the same time.

So it’s fine to crush on them. And write a serial story on my blog in which we have tantric sex in every possible position.
All three of us. Together. Touching, and licking, and sucking, and screwing.
Whew.

I mean, it’s okay. It’s perfectly safe. They’ll never even know I exist, much less find out about my blog and my secret fantasy about them.
Right?

…Yeah, that’s what I thought, too.

Warning: This book contains two super-hot boys and a nerdy, funny girl who has the hots for them. It includes boy on boy fun, and girl on boy, and boy on girl, and girl on boy on boy, and, well, you get the picture.

Warning 2: This book may set you on fire. Handle with caution.

Warning 3: This book is funny, and dark, and angsty. It is NOT a love triangle. It is a relationship between three people with a happy ending.

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Review

Heat: ★★★★
Rating: ★★★★

How does one go back to writing a story when reality is so much better?

I found this to be a wonderfully refreshing deviation from Raven’s typical work. She tends to have a particular formula used in many of her other books, yet this one, whilst maintaining aspects of this, manages to come out and be her strongest release yet.

I thought it was an interesting take on the menage theme to have one member having to work on accepting his sexuality, whereas the norm tends to focus on the acceptability of the three-way aspect. Similarly, I really liked the characterisation of Candy, a book blogger nerd, confident in her sexuality and sexual interests (if not a little stalkerish).

More than that, this was funny. Not laugh-out-loud and snort-out-of-your-nose funny, but funny enough to put a smirk on my face for much of the first part. It did get a little more serious towards the end, with Jet taking the role of thetypical Raven hero, a guy with a dark past who finds comfort and hope in love. Although I have to admit I started finding this formula slightly irritating, here it works well because it is balanced perfectly by Joel’s character and his own angst and difficulty with self-acceptance.

Does taking it in the ass constitute the foundation of a steady relationship?

It wasn’t perfect, however. Much as I liked Candy’s characterisation and strength, I found her narrative voice a little irritating, particularly when name-dropping romance authors for no apparent reason, and calling her vagina a “kitty”. I couldn’t quite get past that one. Similarly, there were maybe a few too many things going on here, each person having their own angst and background, with the drama maybe a little forced, particularly with Joel.

I like them curvy. I like them sweet. I like girls who like sex and can tell me what they want, so I can give it to them deep and hard.

Despite its flaws, this was a fun, steamy ride, and a very promising new direction for Jo Raven. I hope she branches out more into the romantic comedy genre in future.

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REVIEW: 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.

Review

Title: Sugar Daddies
Author: Jade West
Series: standalone
Genre: erotic ménage romance
Rating: ****

Jade West is one of my insta-buy authors. The queen of filth can do no wrong in my eyes, and I am very much enjoying her brand of ‘say it like it is’ erotica, sparing absolutely no detail. Sugar Daddies was no exception, yet it was different to her previous releases in that it felt much more focused on the complex string of sub plots and self-improvement, with a nice strong dash of her typical style of super-hot sex scenes. It was deep and moving, and rather than being absorbed purely in the romantic side, I found myself increasingly interested in these sub plots and their impacts on the characters. As ever, Jade’s character formation is immaculate, each having their own unique traits and personalities and being highly complex and relatable in their own ways.

I found myself wishing towards the end that we could have had a little more Rick, something from his own POV, but also a few more of the dirty scenes in the later half. But either way, even as a slight departure from her typical books, this was an engrossing, sexy read and I would highly recommend it. As ever, I cannot wait for what she writes next.

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REVIEW: Trinity – M. Never

FINAL-Trinity

Two seductive strangers.
One scandalous night.
A trinity of temptation.

It was only supposed to be a single encounter. A night stripped of sexual inhibitions.

We were never supposed to become romantically involved.

But they were alluring and irresistible.

They were also the enemy.

Their company wants to take the one thing that means anything to me.

Now, I’m navigating a dicey path. Loving two men who can destroy me in a multitude of ways. They can shatter my heart, wreck my dreams, but worst of all, demolish the only place I’ve ever called home.

Review

Title: Trinity
Author: M. Never
Series: standalone
Genre: ménage romance
Rating: ****

This was a short, sexy and surprisingly sweet ménage erotic romance. I was so engrossed I read it in one sitting, and, as a huge fan of M. Never’s previous works, it did not disappoint.

The sex scenes, the first in particular, were awesomely sexy, and Jenn’s character came across brilliantly. It was wonderful not to have an innocent protagonist but rather someone who owned her sexuality.

My only complaint? I wanted more! A longer book would have been great, with more development, more steam and more opportunity to establish Chase and Shane’s personalities, which I felt blurred a little into one despite being very different in the beginning.

Perhaps we will be blessed with a sequel. It feels like this story could indeed be explored further and that it’s not quite over yet.

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REVIEW: Flesh – Kylie Scott

fleshTitle: Flesh
Author: Kylie Scott
Series: Flesh #1
Genre: erotic zombie-horror menage romance
Rating: ****

This book wasn’t perfect – it was confusing at times, particularly in the action scenes, and in some parts felt a tad rushed and underdeveloped, such as the subplot with Rachel.

Despite this, however, I fucking LOVED it. It was a smutty version of The Walking Dead, with steamy sex scenes, wonderful alpha men and a main female character who grew into her own. I was gripped from the very beginning, and thought that Scott’s world of women being commodities was massively interesting, and made a lot of sense. I loved how protective Dan and Finn were of Ali, how Dan immediately referred to her as his girl, how they all bickered and had some fabulous make up sex. The last few scenes even had my heart racing. I will absolutely be continuing to read this series, as some sort of horrific guilty pleasure. Because erotic zombie-horror menage romances apparently work pretty damn well.

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REVIEW: Three – S.C. Daiko

30177758Title: Three
Author: S.C. Daiko
Series: standalone (prequel and sequel planned)
Genre: erotic romance
Rating: ****

I’m not going to lie – I had to change my underwear after reading this one.

His stubble scratches my lips and he tastes of sin and scotch. 

Three is a smouldering story of countless three-way sexcapades, but with the added bonus of true romantic feelings between the three characters, without any of the typical dramas found in these types of book. I really loved the fact that Lauren was such a strong character, knowing exactly what she wanted and not having a huge internal struggle over the morality of the situation.

Their arms hold me tight, and it feel so right, so beautifully right. I belong here. I belong to them. 

The three characters were all really likeable and well-formed, their voices so personal that it was easy to tell who was speaking at any given time. Although there was a sub-plot, it was very much in the background until closer to the end, and perhaps could have been a little more prevalent throughout.

Who’d ever have thought loving two men could feel this good? 

A scorching yet surprisingly sweet read.