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September 2016 round up

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Negative reviews: a defence

Reviews
The Dollhouse – Stacia Stone ★★★
Three Hard Lessons – Nikki Sloane ★★★★
His Dark Canvas – Alexandrea Weis ★★
Torn – Carian Cole ★★★
Wildest Dream – R.C. Boldt ★★★★
Disgrace – Dee Palmer ★★★
Mr. Perfect – J.A. Huss ★★★★
Love Letters – Drea St. James ★★★
Romancing the Duke – Tessa Dare ★★★★
Cuts Like an Angel – Mason Sabre & Lucian Bane ★★★★★ (top recommendation)
Torrid Affair – Callie Anderson ★★★★
Retrieval – Aly Martinez ★★★★
Candy Boys – Jo Raven ★★★★
The Playbook book 1 – Lily Jane & Missy Johnson ★★
The Virgin Intern – Penny Wylder ★★
Draw Play – Tia Lewis ★★★
Pour Your Heart Out – Zoe Lee ★★★
Darkest Before Dawn – Stevie J. Cole ★★★
Fastball – A.M. Hargrove & Terri E. Laine ★★★
Ruin – Clarissa Wild ★★
Maximum Rush – Misti Murphy ★★★★
Four – S.C. Daiko ★★★★
Endless Obsession – Alex Grayson ★★★★
Can’t Touch This – Tess Hunter (aka Pepper Winters)★★★★★ (top recommendation)
24690 – A.A. Dark (aka Alaska Angelini)★★★★
Stroked Long – Meghan Quinn ★★★★★ (top recommendation)
Transfer – Aly Martinez ★★★★
Her Web Master – Normandie Alleman ★★★
Calico – Callie Hart ★★★★★ (top recommendation – review from the pre-blog Goodreads archives)
Descent – Sloane Murphy ★

New Releases
Torrid Affair – Callie Anderson
The Playbook book 1 – Lily Jane & Missy Johnson
Retrieval – Aly Martinez
Candy Boys – Jo Raven
Pour Your Heart Out – Zoe Lee
Secret Sins – C.D. Reiss
Darkest Before Dawn – Stevie J. Cole
Stroked Long – Meghan Quinn
Ruin – Clarissa Wild
Fastball – A.M. Hargrove & Terri E. Laine
Maximum Rush – Misti Murphy
Four – S.C. Daiko
Endless Obsession – Alex Grayson
Pretty Stolen Dolls – Ker Dukey & K. Webster
Transfer – Aly Martinez
Web Master series – Normandie Alleman (audiobook)

Sneak Peeks
Retrieval – Aly Martinez
Pour Your Heart Out – Zoe Lee
Stroked Long – Meghan Quinn
Ruin – Clarissa Wild
Endless Obsession – Alex Grayson
Her Web Master – Normandie Alleman

Cover Reveals
Maximum Rush – Misti Murphy
Pretty Stolen Dolls – Ker Dukey & K. Webster
Hot for Teacher collection
Vice – Callie Hart
Between Here and the Horizon – Callie Hart
White Out – A.A. Dark
Bang Gang – Jade West
Elicit – M. Never
Black Swan Affair – K.L. Kreig
Tonic – Staci Hart

 

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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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

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.

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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.

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