Book Review: Dalir’s Salvation by Nina Crespo

Author: Nina Crespo
Publication Date:  September 27th 2016
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Source: Received this book via barclay publicity in exchange for an honest review.

Dalir’s Salvation is the third book of The Song series. Now as I get ready to read the other two I realize that I definitely should have started from the beginning of the series. However, I still enjoyed this book more than I thought I would.

Dalir, who I absolutely loved, is searching for his wayward brother and is now in the human universe hoping to find him.

Ari, the female lead, has somewhat psychic abilities. When she ends up in the hospital she begins to see a man that she realizes no one else can see. Can you all guess who that might be? 😉

Obviously Dalir is shocked I mean Ari isn’t supposed to be able to see him but she does. This peeks his interest and he begins to wonder what else she might be capable of.

Ari and Dalir fall into a spicy whirlwind of a romance where she helps him on his search for his brother. Neither one of our characters have had it easy but that doesn’t stop them from falling for one another. Ari and Dalir were a delight. They made me laugh, hell they even made me cry. Nina did an amazing job on this novel and I’m so glad that I was able to read it.

Trust me on this one guys this novel is one that you don’t want to miss out on. I’m giving it a 5 out of 5 stars.

Book Review: To Trust a Wolf

Author: Danielle Hardgrave
Publication Date: June 3 2016
Publisher: Caldwell Publishing
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Source: I’d like to thank Danielle Hardgrave for allowing me to honestly review her work.

Review:  To Trust a Wolf really made it hard for me to write this review. I’ll tell you why. Helen Jurist is an archivist who works in a museum. Rune Helsen is a donor who at first Helen is not fond of because he pays he ways into an exhibit that should be off limits for the time being.

Now, this story was short. An when I say short I mean very very short. The beginning of the story wasn’t exactly attention catching but I will say that it’s not the case for the whole read. Once Rune is introduced the story line becomes alive.

Obviously because this is a paranormal romance we can deduce that someone here has a secret and that someone is Rune. He’s tall, dark and wolfishly handsome… see what I did there ;)?

The story is so short that I can’t say much without giving the whole thing away. Overall I just wish there was more to the story. The ending killed me. Why? Because I was finally getting in to the book and BAM it was over. It felt more like an introduction to a story than a whole story. If that makes sense? I will say that Danielle has an amazing plot here and I know that if she continues the book or makes it in to a saga she’s got a killer series right in the palm of her hands.

I wish her the best of luck and I hope that her next story really knocks this out of the park! While it was a short read I could feel the potential simmering beneath.

I’m giving this novella a 3 out of 5 stars!

Book Review: Dex A Kinky Shine Novel #1

Author: Stephanie Witter
Publication Date: May 3rd 2016
Publisher: Stephanie Witter
Genre: Romance
Source: I requested and received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Review: Okay I don’t know about ya’ll but I’m a sucker for the whole bad ass rockstar boyfriend thing. Seriously I love it. I love to see a man involved in the rockstar lifestyle fall for a woman who changes his whole crazy word upside down… and accidentally make it up side right?? If you catch my drift.

Dex is a part and the lead singer of Kinky Shine. He meets Harley on a bad day because he has to do an interview with her for her blog… being a rockstar and all of course he hates that stuff. However, it turns out that Harley is more than just some small time blogger. Not only does she have a degree in communications, a blog with 500 thousand+ followers her father also happens to be the manager of Kinky Shine.

“Tell me something,” he said slowly, his eyes taking in every inch of my face thoroughly before he eyed my conservative looking top and went back to my eyes mostly hidden by my ugly-ass fake glasses. “Who’re you fucking?”

I blinked. “Huh?”

He smirked at me, the left side of his mouth curving upward, carving in his cheek a very sexy dimple.

Yes ladies and gents you read that excerpt correctly. That is literally Dex’s first encounter with Harley. Of course once he realizes who her father is and realizes that she’s not a groupie who made her way to the top by opening her legs he feels like a complete ass. Harley can’t seem to forget the grumpy, douchebag, and totally sexy rockstar and Dex can’t seem to forget the only woman who has made his insides stir in a long time.

This story had it’s parts where I thought it was a tad cheesy maybe even rushed..but I’ll tell you what… I liked it. Dex was sexy, mysterious and dangerous but he loved Harley more than anything. Harley was an innocent compared to her rockstar man but that didn’t stop her from diving head first in to their relationship. A relationship that was filled with doubt, trust issues and complications from Dex’s famous lifestyle.

How can a man and a woman from two separate worlds last the battle field of love while also dealing with a band that’s falling apart, a grungy lead singer who has more trust issues than he can count and a young girl who can’t seem to care even when her heart is on the line? Pick up this book and find out.

I gave this book a 3.5 out of 5 stars due to some parts that I found weren’t 100% believable. This may be different for everyone.

This is book #1 in her Kinky Shine series.

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: Her Best Friend’s Lover

Author: Shiloh Walker
Publication Date: 2016 (initially 2003)
Publisher: Shiloh Walker Inc.
Genre: Romance
Source: I requested and received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Spoiler alert!

Review: Her Best friend’s Lover by Shiloh Walker was absolutely a page turner! Dale who is the male lead is an absolute hunk. Unfortunately he’s had his heartbroken and can’t see what is right in front of him. And who exactly is that? Well, that would be  Lauren his next door neighbor who happens to be in love with him. Lauren knows that Dale isn’t ready to be in another relationship until he can finally get over his old one with a woman named Nikki.

They end up sleeping together because of a drunken mishap on Dale’s part and complete lack of self control on Lauren’s. Well Honey! Believe me when I tell you that the story just keeps on giving from there and you will not want to stop reading until the final page is turned. I loved Lauren on one level because she has a side to her that is totally kick-ass! However she had her moments where I just wanted nothing more than to strangle her. Dale was far from perfect as well but that is why I loved this story so much!

Her Best Friend’s Lover was definitely realistic and I recommend it  to anyone who loves a good romance. This was a book that I enjoyed when I wanted to sit back with a glass of wine until it was time to get some shut eye.

I’m giving this book a 4 out of 5 stars!

 

 

Book Review: Primal Instinct

Author: Tara Wyatt
Publisher: Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
Publication Date: 5/31/2016
Genre: Romance
Source: I request this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

May contain spoilers ahead.

Review: Let us first start with some background. Primal Instinct written by Tara Wyatt is a romance novel about a former Army Ranger ( Colt Priestley) who becomes a body guard for Taylor. Taylor is a world famous singer who is caught in a rut within her career. She’s suffering from a broken heart and as a result hasn’t made the best decisions.

Let’s just say that Colt and Taylor have immediate sexual tension between the both of them. Of course they become involved but what they don’t know is that Taylor has a creepy stalker dude who is out for blood! Listen when I tell you guys that this man is a 10 on the stalker scale…. it’s ridiculous. He will stop at nothing to get Taylor and Colt will stop at nothing to protect what is his. Unfortunately for both Taylor and Colt not only does she have a stalker she also has an abusive father who owes the wrong people a large sum of money. So guess who they come after? Yup, Taylor.

Over all the story line is amazing. It’s sexy, action packed and has all the makings for an amazingly hot and spicy story. Unfortunately for me there were times where I felt like it may have dragged on.

With all that said I didn’t think it was a bad story but I also wasn’t completely sold either. It took me a while to read which doesn’t happen often with me.

I’m going to give Primal Instinct a 3.5 out of 5 stars. If an action packed, sexy novel with some cliche areas is your thing than I would definitely recommend this book to you! As a matter of fact you’d probably love it. So keep a look for it’s release date if you’re interested.

April Uppercase Box

imageI decided to do a gift box from Uppercase Box just to test it out and here is my April box!

I have to say I love it… The book I received is even a signed copy.😊

Uppercase is a book box subscription and while you can do it monthly (as in its taken from your account same day every month) they also have the gift option (what I did) which allows you to purchase just one or more months depending on you!  I suggest anyone who loves to read to check it out.