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REVIEW: Royal Intentions by Janae Keyes

Title: Royal Intentions
Author: Janae Keyes
Genre: Interracial Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 19, 2019
For Dr. Whitney Young Ph.D., running away from her painful past was secretly her motivation. The further away she was from her family the better, and a teaching opportunity in the country of Vauxlance was precisely what she needed to keep her far away and focus on her career.
Prince Philippe De Le Stefan is the crown prince of the small western European country of Vauxlance. He’s also filled with pain due to the mistakes of his past. He’d give anything to be free of the guilt that plagued him.
A chance meeting at a lavish party brings together the two broken hearts of the economics professor and the prince.
Caught up in the excitement of romance, fast-paced lifestyles, celebrity, and academics, can the dynamic couple survive the pressures placed on them by outside and internal influences?

Review

A really fun and feel-good romance. I’m not the biggest fan of insta-love in the world, although this was probably the best-executed I’ve read. It’s definitely more of a light-hearted read, perfect for a summer’s day, but I prefer a bit more grit and conflict. There was an odd combination of overwriting and lacking in information—particularly critical plot information which seemed to be dropped in and relied upon to progress the storyline.

Overall, this was pretty OK, with some nice steamy scenes and an easy plot.

~Evelyn (3/5)

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REVIEW: Invisible Leash

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My name is Sage Cross.

I’ve got it all-the beauty, the brains, the bank account.

Women hate me. Men want my Louboutins around their necks.

And I blame my father for everything. It’s his fault I’m swarming through powerful men in suits while I’m stuck posing as a useless, jobless photo op.

Until he sends the perfect weapon my way: Lincoln Black. Mark my words, I plan to use him. In more ways than one.

What I don’t expect coming my way is Jacob Storm, a beautiful, possessive, millionaire who sexed his way through Manhattan.

I spread my legs. My black heart however remains on lockdown.

You’ve been warned.

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Review

I’m not entirely sure what to think about this one. The premise was original and I definitely enjoyed Sage’s story and development…but it wasn’t what I was expecting. The cover and blurb give the impression that this would be a much sexier, steamier read than its actual contents. In fact, the only ‘sexy’ part, really, was Sage’s fabulous, daring fashion preferences.

I appreciated M.H.B.’s interesting take on a love triangle, but sadly I found Jacob a lukewarm hero with not much to him other than some slightly unsettling jealousy and impatience. There was enough intrigue (and plenty of drama) to make me want to read on, but I’m not entirely on-side just yet.

Before I finish, I’d also like to mention that this could have used another round of proofreading, but as I signed up to review Part 2 and this was also therefore an ARC, I’m unsure if this is the final, published copy or not. Therefore, that does not contribute to my rating.

~Evelyn (3/5)

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[Review] Disgusting, Beautiful, Immoral by Guy New York

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Nobody has ever loved a woman the way Brent and I loved Kelly.

I met her first, and for a while, I thought that mattered. We hooked up at a party, crawled into bed a few days later, and before I knew it she was calling me Daddy as we did everything filthy thing we could dream up. The time after college was the most messed up fuck-fest of a summer I have ever had, and it didn’t stop there.

But love comes in different packages, and when Brent finally came back to the city everything changed in an instant. Maybe it was the first time I undressed her in front of him while our roommates watched, or maybe it was that early morning when he parted her legs as I lay next to them on the bed. Whatever it was, the three of us were thrown into a love that couldn’t be defined or controlled no matter how hard I tried.

Messy, glorious, and hot as hell, Disgusting Beautiful Immoral is a kinky thrill ride through New York City just as the millennium was ending. We did things to Kelly I didn’t know where possible, and together we forged something entirely new.

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Review

It was an odd way to come across a book, but scrolling through a rather smutty Tumblr dash, I found an image of a rather naked woman covering her breasts with the paperback and thought to myself that the title was…brilliant. I’d never heard of the author, and didn’t even read the blurb—just one-clicked.

And wow. During a book drought in which I’m struggling to find anything to really hold my interest, this was brilliant.

Not only is it absolutely filthy, but it’s written so well, and the characters are so developed, that it’s a lot deeper than just erotica. There are so many layers, and at times it’s quite an uncomfortable read; Thomas’ head is not the happiest place to me in. It’s not the clearest, and it’s certainly not the easiest. He’s often not even a likeable character, but this is what makes this such a fabulous read. The realism, the friendships, the heartbreak, the exploration of fetish and kink and the slow development of communication and love and discovering oneself.

Lines are walked and crossed, but at the end of it all, this felt to me like something written from the heart. One of my favourite reads—of all time.

~Evelyn

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REVIEW: A SEAL’s Proposal by Tawny Weber

First in a new series..

First in a series of novella’s focused on a group of friends all with the same goal to become Navy Seals….this book focuses on the relationship between Sam and Blaire with a lovers to something more theme…

The premise is interesting and the group of friends all struggling with the choices they’ve made provides a number of opportunities for more books in the series…however I thought that for a short story the pace was rather slow… the author writes great observational descriptions but there is too much detail for a novella and it interrupts the action….

The group of would be seals have the potential for plenty of humorous interplay to add another layer to the story but in fact there was a great deal of angst when they interacted and what felt close to bullying at points between the friends…I really liked Sam as a personality strong and focused but Blaire comes across as manipulative and I never felt connected to her…. their relationship seems genuine enough but they spent more time apart talking with other people than each other and there was no real sexual chemistry …..overall I never felt invested in their story…

This series has great potential but I was disappointed with this first instalment.. I think the author should have written this as a full length novel and then the interactions between the protagonists and the secondary characters and the descriptive narrative would have added not detracted from the narrative……this novella was reviewed for Summer’s Eve Reads.

~Sheena (3/5)

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Wanderer by Janine Infante Bosco

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Series: Nomad #2
Genre: adult, contemporary
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Cobra

I’ve lived two lives.

One full of innocence and one full of sin.

I mourned the perfect life I was born into and made it my duty to chase the phantom who stole it from me.

Revenge, mayhem and loss are all I know.

I am the lone man—I am the wanderer.

The former nomad—now, Satan’s deadliest soldier.

The two worlds were never supposed to collide. Innocence and sin aren’t made to coexist yet somehow my past bleeds into the present and I find myself facing my biggest regret…I find myself face to face with her—the girl who got away.

The girl I let go.

The woman I’ll ruin if I stay.

Celeste

Our young love was marred by violence.

Our guilt destroyed us, fate tempted us but, it was he who broke us.

They say time heals all, but all time did was dull the ache of his abandonment.

Now, dressed in leather, covered in ink the boy I mourned is now a man—a man tormented by his demons.

In another life we were everything to one another.

In this life we’re strangers.

*NOTE* Each book in the Nomad series can be read as a STANDALONE.

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Review by Cheryl
5/5

OMG what a book!!! As I’m typing this I literally feel as if I’ve been to hell and back right along with the characters, I felt every emotion going whilst reading this my adrenaline was pumping from the prolouge alone and as storyline played out I became more how can I put it? I’ll go with hooked and invested, my kitchen was a mess and I didn’t even know what my kids were up to at times but it was all good their dad was charge lol.

I’m a huge fan of the MC genre and this had everything and more you’d expect, it was raw, gritty and full of angst but there was lighter moments I even found some parts slightly humorous namely the banter between these ‘big bad bikers’ there’s even a few melt your heart moments like I said before I felt it all.

There’s some great twists and turns with questions being answered and even more asked, there was never a dull moment I was on the edge of my seat. The characters were great not only the main one’s the secondary characters were just as interesting.

Cobra and Celeste are the main characters of the story it’s #2 in the series but could be read as a standalone, I hadn’t read the first book but that’s about to change, after reading this one there’s no way I couldn’t read it.