Book Review: Alexandr’s Cherished Submissive

Author: Ann Mayburn
Publication Date: June 30th 2015
Publisher: Fated Desires Publishing, LLC
Genre: Romance, erotica
Source: I requested and received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Review: Woo!! Alexandr’s Cherished Submissive was beyond steamy. Alexandr Novikov, next in line to being ruler of the Novikov Bratva (mob of sorts) is the epitome of tall dark and handsome. He leads with an iron fist but loves with all the compassion in the world. Ann Mayburn has you wondering throughout the whole book how it is possible for such a cruel man to have a heart so big.

Jessica Venture is an Irish American woman who has found blood family in Ireland. She moves to Dublin with her uncle Peter and her aunt Mary hoping to find a close connection to these people now that her parents have passed. She ends up finding much more than that. Not only is she a beauty with her green eyes and fiery red hair she’s got a light inside of her that shines so bright. It’s hard for Alexandr to ignore this beauty when he walks in to Peter’s bar.

From the moment they laid eyes on each other Alex knew that this woman was destined to be his and Jessica felt a longing that ran deeper than the ocean. With his firm but tender loving Alex had me falling in love with a mere character and that was how I knew that this book was beyond the five star rating I have given it. When I can long for a person that I know isn’t even real I know that the author has done something right. An I can say that Ann Mayburn has created a world full of hot wild sex, raw passionate love and dangerous mob dealings and even with the craziness that Alex has to endure to be with Jessica and that Jessica has to endure to be with Alex never once did I not wish for a love so deep.

I will say this I loved this book and even though it is the third in her Cherish Sub series I didn’t feel lost not one bit. However there was A KILLER cliff hanger and I will be buying the second part to Alexandr and Jessica’s love story. I can’t say much without giving spoilers but PLEASE if you love hot wild sex, passionate love and an all around dangerous novel that leaves you wanting for more go and get this book! You will not regret it… honest.

P.S This does have sexual situations in which they share with other partners. If that is a deal breaker for you than maybe you should reconsider. I will say I usually don’t go for that kind of thing but I LOVED THIS BOOK. 🙂

5 out of 5 stars!


Book Review: The Purest Hook

Author: Scarlett Cole
Publication Date: May 3 2016
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Genre: Romance
Source: I requested and received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Review:  The Purest Hook is the third book in a stand alone series by Scarlett Cole. I haven’t even read the first two books (however I plan to now) so I wouldn’t worry about being lost. I still loved this book beyond words can describe.

Dred the male lead and Pix the female heartbreaker are beyond amazing. They start off as a lustful attraction and end up crashing head first in to the biggest romance of their lives. Both of our lovely characters have had hard lives. Dred grew up as an orphan and Scarlett had an abusive step father that tormented her life even after he was long gone.

Dred’s a bad ass lead singer/guitarist  in a band called Preload and Pix is a receptionist for Second Circle a tattoo shop owned by men who saved her from a hellish life that she was barely surviving.

When you read the first chapter you can already tell that there’s more to Pix and Dred than just lust. I felt the instant connection so deeply that I knew that this book was going to be apart of the rare few that I fell in love with. It’s not often that I get to read a book (Arc especially) and it completely takes my breath away. Even with all the drama and baggage that both Dred and Pix cary with them on a daily there was no denying the undying love that these two eventually formed for one another.

I can’t say much without giving spoilers away but if you’re looking for a sexy rockstar and a strong yet shy beauty that create a romance that will knock you off your feet then The Purest Hook by Scarlett Cole is a must have for your library collection!

I’m giving this book a steaming 5 out of 5 stars!

Book Review: You Before Anyone Else

Author: Julie Cross, Mark Perini
Publication Date: Expected date 8/2/16
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: Teens and YA
Source: I requested and received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Review: Okay just where do I start?! How about with the fact that I am so grateful that I was accepted to review this beautiful piece of art. You Before Anyone Else is an amazing love story. Why? Because it’s so much more than your typical YA novel. It’s not about a young girl conquering the evils of the world or defeating mass oppression while falling in love.

No, instead this book was about a young girl named Finley who has had a hard life and has dreams that she’s too scared to grab on to. It’s about a young man named Eddie who wants to leave his controlling wealthy family behind and take responsibilities for his actions instead of letting his father’s money do it for him.

Due to her mother’s passing and her father ending up disabled Finley had to be more of a mother than a sister to her siblings. This fact alone kept her from doing the one thing she wanted and that was to dance as a Ballerina. Eddie finds the family he’s been missing through Finley and latches on to that with all his might. Eddie and Finley meet at a party and what was supposed to be a one night stand ends up being a relationship that means so much more to these young adults.

If you’re looking for a romance that will sweep you off your feet You Before Anyone Else is the book for you. I don’t say this often but the moment Eddie, the male lead, met Finley I knew that I had just fallen in love. Their romance took me back to my high school days and had me thinking about the days of fearless love that I so eagerly thirsted for. Totally worth the read! I suggest every one of you keep a look out for this gem because you don’t want to miss it. I promise!

I’m giving this book a 4.5 out of 5 stars.