Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Review: His Canvas

His Canvas
His Canvas by Tymber Dalton

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The best thing about this series is that each book can be read as a stand alone, or you can only read select books in the series and still be able to keep up with the background characters. This series has something for every facet of the BDSM Lifestyle, touching on many kinks, kind of like a buffet, allowing me to pick and choose which story lines I want to read, and which ones I want to pass on.

I'm in the lifestyle, but there are some kinks that are definite hard limits. This book touched on a couple of them. Mainly cutting, although I enjoy knife play, I don't do blood. Needle play, I've seen some beautiful corset lacings, (up the back), but needle play and that kind of piercing is on my, "oh no! not going there" list.

But in the lifestyle there is a saying, YKIMKBYKIOK, "Your kink isn't my kink, but your kink is okay". These were not my kinks, so it was harder for me to get into this particular book, and I found myself skimming much of it.

I did enjoy the back stories about Mallory's uncle and figuring out why he was so adamant on her going for her Masters. I also enjoyed the story of Mallory and Kel and their journey. Kel and his method of picture taking kind of put me off when he was taking pictures of Mallory while she slept... that part just kinda creeped me out. But all in all, it was implied consent between Kel and Mallory. It was the story of them.

Another enjoyable aspect of this series is the Ms. Dalton does extensive research into each and every fetish she writes about. She understands the lifestyle and those in it, and makes sure that for those reading it, that may be "lifestyle curious", that her underlying story about the lifestyle is factual.

The only thing that keeps it from being a 5 star read for me, was the constant description of Mallory. I understand some authors not wanting to make the main female character flawless, I don't want to read perfect and flawless, but trying instead to make them more realistic. But what I'm finding as of late is the wide swing in the other direction. Making a point of saying the character is overweight, making that a focal point. Mallory was lovable, smart, and sweet, and it could have, and should have, just been mentioned that yes, she was overweight, and the struggles she had with that. But I felt that the book focused too *much* on her weight. Like it was a miracle that someone like Mallory could get someone like Kel.

Looking forward to reading the next in this series!

Solid 4 star read.

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Friday, December 12, 2014

AsylumAsylum by Lily White

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



I'll just get right to it. What an anti-climactic ending for me..

Where was the twist?

Where was the mindfuckery?

I was actually waiting and guessing and excited to get to the end of this book.

I didn't *want* a HEA.. not from Lily or if it was a HEA I wanted it to be something that made me go.. "OMG! She did it to me again..."

But what she did to me was make me lay the book down and go... "ummm... meh."

I really felt like there was a big finish coming, but what I feel like I got was a rushed ending. Like Ms. White had to hurry and finish it with no time for her usual twists and turns.

The first 94% of the book was great, awesome in fact, as you can tell by my updates (see below) as I was reading. It had my mind going in all different directions. The last 6% just left me disappointed.

On the positive side, it WAS a great story, I was invested in the characters, all of them from the best to the worst. I was captivated by the story, I could picture it all. I thought the theme rooms were a bit far-fetched, but they still worked. I could see it all.

Would I recommend this book? Yes, if you're into HEA's and you like your reads a bit dark, but not too dark. Then this is definitely the book for you!

I'm going to give this book 3.5 stars, but rounding it up to 4. I liked it, I just didn't *love* it.

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Review: Determined to Obey

Determined to Obey
Determined to Obey by C.J. Roberts

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Determined to Obey is the last in the Dark Duet series from Kid's POV.. it was just barely Meh.. kinda fell flat for me. 2.5 stars.. i wish we could give 1/2 stars. But i rounded it up to 3.

The Dark Duet Series is one of my favorites. One that has never really left my mind, and one I can recall easily, more so than just about any other Dark Erotica I've read, but I think the series would have been much better if Ms. Roberts had left Kid as a background character instead of trying to spin him off.. and making Caleb and Kitten secondary characters really wasn't a smooth move. They were too important to the Dark Duet series, even though it gave us a glimpse of what was going on in the background of the Dark Duet series, it really didn't add anything to it.

While the cover is beautiful, as are all the covers in this series, Ms. Roberts has a real talent for picking them, Kid looks like a 15 year old boy. He's suppose to be a (somewhat reluctant) member of a motorcycle club. The picture on the cover and the character in the story were hard to reconcile as the same person in my mind. He just looks too much like a young boy to me and that makes it hard for me to connect to that character. I know it's suppose to make us feel... protective(?) of Kid, but for me, I just kept imagining these things happening to a boy.

Felipe and Celia.. who are suppose to be Owner and slave come off as quite the opposite. They come of, in my opinion, as equals to each other or with Celia topping Felipe from the bottom. Who really runs *that* show?

So yes, for me, it would have been much better if Kid's story were just left to my imagination.

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Friday, December 5, 2014

Review: Claim

Claim by Sierra Cartwright

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Claim, the second book in the Bonds series was a good, quick read... okay mainly because I've been anxiously waiting to read it, I read i!

This one, for me, started out a little slow, didn't keep me riveted from the beginning like most of Ms. Cartwright's books do, but after about the first quarter of the book, it picked up and I was again immersed in her story.

I enjoyed watching Kennedy and Mackenzie, or Zee as Kennedy likes to call her, develop their relationship.

Loved Zee's personality, she was witty and fun. And everything she said she wasn't, she became with Kennedy. Zee had been burned pretty bad in her marriage, and decided from then on, *no relationships*, period. Oh and no cuddly aftercare either, she didn't need or want that!

Kennedy feels pretty much the same way, no relationships, and definitely no matrimony. Didn't need or want either of those.

But all bets are off when they meet each other again after a few years.

Kennedy enjoys doing aftercare for his subs, and he enjoys a good cuddle, and he's the perfect Dominant to show Zee that, against her better judgement, she enjoys those things too. Zee's inner dialog, during those times, made me laugh out loud

Kennedy and Zee are just sexy-hot together. Watching them both progress into a relationship they both swore they'd never want was a fun journey.

The slow start to this one takes it down to a 4.5 star review. I'm looking forward to the next in this wonderful series!

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Master Over You

Master Over YouMaster Over You by Ethan Winters

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I really tried with this book but I couldn't get past the writing, it was so elementary... it was just off, and repetitive. I found myself skimming.

This is what happens when you have more than one author writing a story, something happens to one character, then it's told *again* from the POV of the other character... and it's the same.

This story could have been told with about 300 pages less than the 424 pages it turned out to be. It just rambled on and on.

I couldn't and didn't connect with a single character in this book.

After skipping to the middle of the book, then to about 3/4 of the way, this book became a..

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Please create a TV Series based on THE DARK DUET by CJ Roberts

Just read this at the end of CJ Robert's new book, Determined to Obey, Kid's story from the Dark Duet Series! I'm so excited at this news!

I'm going to post here the news from the back of the book.
"The Dark Duet has been optioned to be a TV Show!

And the best part is they've asked CJ Roberts to act as Executive Producer which means they want her input on how to translate from a book medium to television. Yay!

HOWEVER, nothing happens overnight and the road ahead is going to arduous. CJ asks for your continued support as we try to make thi TV series a reality. A lot can happen between the option purchase and selection by a network. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, help make this happen by sharing news, posting reviews of the books, and encouraging everyone to 


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Asylum by Lily White - Coming December 1, 2014

AsylumAsylum by Lily White

The Queen of Mindfuckery has a new book coming out? Oh, hell yeah! I'm SO there!

'cause Lily has a new book coming out!


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Monday, November 10, 2014

The Interview: Law Firm Erotica Book I

The Interview: Law Firm Erotica Book IThe Interview: Law Firm Erotica Book I by Silk Jones
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

*Copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

4 Spankalicious Stars!!

Writing - 5
Story - 4
Characters - 4
Heat Rating - 4

Overall Rating - 4.25

What a quick hot read with my morning coffee! Great way to start the day!

Laura has lost her job as an accountant at a law firm she worked at for 10 years. She takes her time looking for a new position, when reading (BDSM) Erotica leads her to a BDSM site and the ad for a submissive legal assistant.

Mr. Hobbs is boss, alpha male, and sexy Dom all rolled into one. He has Laura come in for an interview, and he's very intrigued by her, even though she is obviously an untrained submissive that has a wee bit of trouble following orders! Not to worry, Mr. Hobbs is more than a happy to correct the little subbie!

I really enjoyed this book. It was a great BDSM Fantasy read, being a submissive in the lifestyle myself, there were things about this book that told me the author did her research. A couple of things really stood out to me.

This line for instance.

"Do you realize the being a submissive is a set of personality traits as opposed to a practice?"

Nailed it!

This next paragraph made me laugh out loud, mainly because it's so true!

"So you think you're a submissive because you've read 50 Shades of Gray and got a little turned on? Do you think that makes you and half the sex-starved housewives in Nebraska submissives?"

Mr. Hobbs shows Laura what happens to naughty subs that don't follow orders.. and OMG... it was HAWT!!

This book is a short story that is meant to be a hot fantasy, and it delivered! Thank you to the author, Silk Jones, for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book. I look forward to the next one!

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Her Master's Teacher

Her Master's Teacher (Masters, #2)Her Master's Teacher by Lily White
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

*****5 Heart stoppingly sadistic stars!*****
"She used her natural talents to adorn the success, wealth and status he'd attained. She was not just a slave to his desires, but and acquisition that was adored. Once the courtesan learned that fact, she was set free in her sexuality."

I need to catch my breath after this one!

*takes several deep breaths*

Okay. I'm fine.

Ummm... wait. Maybe not.

This book is just one giant mindfuck!

Just when I thought I had every thing figured out, nope, not even close. This book has more twists and turns than a... twisty turny thing!


"Life was a cruel thing and no matter what you plan, it doesn't always turn out the way you expected in he end. I'd been careful in life. Almost too careful and it felt like I'd wasted so much time working towards something that would eventually have no meaning. I should have been out with friends. I should have been falling in love. I should have been doing the things I would never have the opportunity to do since I'd been thrown into this room, left to wither away like a dying flower."

Claire is a psychology professor. I liked her, felt a connection to her, and I sympathized with her. Truly. I felt her fear and hopelessness. I didn't like the cocky little snot that sat in her classroom day after day. But... then as time and story moved on, I started looking for him, wanting him to look at her, pay attention to her. Then in the worst way possible.. he did. He takes her from her life.


"My name is Holland Strong and at 21 years old, I'm the youngest man training to be a Master within a scoiety of wealthy and influential men. My training began early and I'm considered a potential savant within the society."

It was a particular lecture that Claire gives in her class, in which Holland is a student, that gets his attention. A lecture on Stockholm Syndrome.

Claire particularly gets Holland's attention when she gives her theory of Stockholm Syndrome.

"If a person is able to understand the mechanics of how Stockholm works, a person can take steps to prevent it from occurring within them if they find themselves in an abusive or captive situation."

This definitely gets Holland's attention!

Ahhh... and we have Aiden

Aiden hasn't lost any of his bite from the first book. And I love that about him. He is definitely a character I love to hate! Aiden is Holland's Mentor. The man responsible for teaching Holland how to become, and be, a Master in the exclusive society.

Aiden was true to form in this book to be sure. And I was happy that he was (also) a main character in this book. A driving force.

While i loved Her Master's Teacher, i still think Her Master's Courtesan, was my favorite of the two. This one was just awesome in a different way. I think i enjoyed the first one more because there was more Aiden in it.. yes, i admit it.. i'm a little Stockholmy for Aiden. Don't judge me! :D

The "pear of anguish" that Aiden used on Claire.. The description made me shudder and i could actually picture it being used. I love that about Lily White's writing in this series!

Rebecca makes an appearance in this book too, but she's basically just in and out of the room, under the desk, eating out of her dog bowl. She does play an important part in the story, but we just don't see as much of her as we do Aiden. But we do still see the love she has for her Master... and the care that her Master gives to her in the only way that Aiden is capable of.

This book was a complete and total mindfuck. From page one right until the last page. Every time I thought I had something figured it out it took a hard left and proved me wrong, and things I didn't see coming caused me to re-read a part just to be sure I'd just read what I thought I'd read! The way Ms. White took everything you thought you'd read, cut it up in tiny little pieces and tossed it in the wind, that's the kind of things i love and what took this book to a complete and solid 5 star read for me!

I'm really hoping we'll see more of the Master's Series in the future.. and I hope that Aiden is still the teacher of the Masters!

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Review: Burn For Me

Burn For Me (Phoenix Fire, #1)Burn For Me by Cynthia Eden
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Book Cover ★★★★
Book Blurb ★★★★
Writing ★★★
Character Development ★★★★
Ending ★★★★★
Heat Rating ★★★★

Overall Rating 4.0

This book for the most part was really enjoyable, and at times edge of your seat and heartbreaking. I really enjoyed the concept of Subject Thirteen... Cain O'Connor. He was a new breed of paranormal men for me. And mmmm... he was HOT! In more ways than one!

"I'm the monster in the dark. The big, fucking bad wolf. I've seen hell, and I've bought hell to earth."
I mean really, he had me at "big, fucking bad wolf"!

But I do have one major gripe that kept this from being a 5 star for me... Eve. Things were just way to convenient when it came to this character. It was like the author kept throwing things in there for convenience. Couple cases in point:

"The motorcycle roared to life. Cain had jumped on behind her, his body curved around hers. Eve gripped the handlebars and she drove that bike the hell out of there. She knew her motorcycles. Knew exactly how to handle them."

Well, damn good thing there just happened to be one right there then, huh? And that this woman just happened to know how to drive it.

Then they are riding this bike outrunning the bullets, and then...

" she needed to get away as fast as possible.
Good thing she knew this area.
And the perfect safe house."

Well damn, isn't that just the lucky break!

But someone has a bullet wound... well enter Eve.

"'They'll save him,' Eve said, sounding so certain. 'The wound was all gore, but nothing vital had been hit.'
He glanced her way.
'Two years of med school,' she explained with a sigh. Her eyes closed as if she were tired. 'I know what death looks like.'"

Wow, she's just a Jane of all trades that one.

There were many instances like that in the book, but I didn't really start noticing them until about midway through.

Outside of that complaint, I did enjoy the story. Enjoyed the fresh new spin on what Cain was, and what happened to him when he changed. I liked the fact that it was Eve that smelled "like fucking candy..." to him, making her irrisistable to him.

Eve's internal monologue was, at times, pretty hysterical! I loved the snarkiness!

Snarkiness always wins me over for a character!

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Mind blowing!

The Sordid Promise (A Sordid Love, #1)The Sordid Promise by Courtney Lane
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Book Cover ★★★★
Book Blurb ★★★★
Writing ★★★
Character Development ★★★★
Ending ★★★★
Heat Rating ★★★★★

Overall Rating 4.0 Stars
310 Pages

My first thought as soon as I finished this book...

I don't even know what to say about this book! It was different, but I loved it. It was confusing at times, but I loved it!

This was a book I couldn't put down, I had to keep going to find out what the next totally screwed up thing was that was going to happen. There were a lot of surprises in this book. Just when you thought you had it figured out, nope, it made a complete 180° turn.

The odd thing about this book, and I've seen it said in numerous reviews... half the time I had no idea what the hell was going on, and at the end... I still wasn't sure!

The preface says this, "If you are not a fan of erotic, dark and twisted romances, psychological thrillers, or complicated romances this story will not appeal to you." Well hell... color me there for that alone! This book was exactly that and more.

This book also deals with some very touchy issues, such as suicide. Not something I normally want to read about in my books, but the author tells those parts of the story very well.

The sex in this book was erotic and ohhh sooo hot! It was usually well placed, and made sense in the grand scheme of the story, but there were a couple of times that I was like.. "damn, they're going to have sex again", and I'd have to do a little skimming.

About skimming... this is not really a book you can or should do that with. You *will* miss something important. I spent a lot of time backing up and re-reading some things. It's like watching a thriller on TV, don't turn away for a moment.. or you'll miss something that could effect the whole plot. Yeah, this book was like that!

The characters in this book are all messed up in the head... not just the main character(s)... but every single character in this book is dark and twisted in some way.

This book was twisted, totally fucked up, and one mind-fuck after the other.

Did I mention I loved it?

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Changes Are Happenin'! Right after my procrastination break!

Yup, I've decided to redo my blog and right now I'm a hot mess!

So please, give me a couple days and I'll have *something* up here that resembles an actual site and not like Pepto Bismol exploded all over a movie theater, and definitely not something that just makes you want to bash your head (or mine!) against your (or my!!) keyboard!

So while you wait.. ponder this.. (cause I've been procrastinating for 2 days... and I *really* believe it should be a virtue!!)


Saturday, August 30, 2014

Review: Satan's Property

Satan's Property
Satan's Property by Celia Loren

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Book Cover ★★★★
Book Blurb ★★★★
Writing ★★★★
Character Development ★★★★
Ending ★★★
Heat Rating ★★★★★

Overall Rating 4 Stars
315 Pages

Great story that kept me absorbed and reading.

I did feel, towards the end, that things were a bit rushed, making some things not plausible, but that truly was overlooked because of the heart of the story.

Loved the characters, well, except for Rooster of course. What a sorry excused for a man! What kind of man would put his wife up for collateral to a rival MC, just to make a deal he never intends to honor? And right before turning his wife over he tells her that he never loved her.. Rooster is that kind of man.


Violet seemed really sweet. She's Rooster's "Old Lady", and she really does try to continue loving him, even after he's turned into the worlds biggest jackass. Rooster has one thing in mind and that's running the Devil's Army, the MC that Violet's father helped to start, and running it *his* way. When Violet is given to the Satan's Sons, she is told that she is there to cook and clean, to be a "house mouse". She wasn't happy about it, but was resigned to her fate. She fell in easily with the rival MC.. that was a bit hard to believe at first, but as I got to know Violet, I could understand it.


Home from his last tour with the military, for good, he gets back into the club life, falling back into his place. He and Cherish have a "thing".. it's complicated and gets a lot more complicated once he sees Violet!


This girl just gave me all kinds of bad vibes, little sweet butt with an attitude, and a misconception.


She seemed sweet, kind, and helful. She was accepting of Violet and seemed to respect her for the "Old Lady" that she was.

The other "Old Ladies":

Oh I loved them! They were very kind to Violet, even though they didn't have to be, (they also) respected her as an Old Lady of a club President, even though it was a rival club, they knew that she was there under duress.

The other "Brothers":

I really enjoyed the Satan's Sons, most of them were true to their club, their women, and each other. I'd love to read more about them, and I hope this will turn into a series.

Violet and Drifter are pretty hot together. Fun to get to know these characters, all of them actually. I felt connected with them. There were some pretty good twists, some were predictable some were not. So even though I felt the ending was a bit rushed, this was still a very enjoyable read.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Review: Ruthless Flight

Ruthless Flight
Ruthless Flight by Kathryn Hunter

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

WOW... what a quick, hot read. Read this with my morning coffee and now I think I need a drink!

While this book was short, only 16 pages, it jumped right in to the story. It definitely left me wanting more, more, MORE! t

This story really has the basis of being a great novel. What happened *after* the flight when Davis actually meets her Master? I *need* to know! Will there be more? Is this just a prologue to more? I certainly hope so.

Warning: Not a book to just casually read while sitting at your desk.. you *will* squirm!

Only the shortness and cliffhanger keep this from being a 5 star read for me.

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Review: Marked By The Vampire

Marked By The Vampire
Marked By The Vampire by Cynthia Eden

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A sexy PNRe read with hot vampires and werewolves? Oh my! Loved the first book in this series, and the second did not disappoint!

"These aren't some romantic, sweet, glittering vampires." -Pate

This book had it all, vampires, werewolves... and something else. Something that was new to me. Nope, not gonna tell ya! This is a must read to find out!

The sex was hot, the humor was funny, and the tension was... well, pretty intense sometimes! I loved the inner monologue in the main character's heads, and between them.. this book made me laugh a few times at just the right times. Timing is everything. Eight?!

Dr. Olivia Maddox goes to Purgatory to study the vampires and werewolves within those walls to find out what it is that causes certain members of these species to turn into bloodthirsty murders.

Shane August, an undercover FBI Agent, is sent on assignment to Purgatory to infiltrate the vampire clan. He's an ancient, and the strongest of the strong when it comes to vampires. He needs to find out exactly what is going on in Purgatory.

What Shane finds there instead is Olivia, and his whole world is turned upside down, literally. She is like nothing he's ever known in his thousands of years of living, and all he knows is he must have her... before she completely blows his cover!

All she knows is that, *that* will never happen.

Or will it?

"She'd just feel much better about all of this if she had a stake in her hand." -Olivia

I can't wait until Book 3 in this series comes out! Cynthia Eden is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors in this particular genre!

These books are stand alone, but i don't think you'll want to miss the first in this series, The Wolf Within, since a lot of the characters from that book play a part in this one, but it's not absolutely necessary. You won't feel like you've missed something if you only read this one.

Solid 4 Stars

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Review: Stay

Stay by Emily Goodwin

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Review to come.... after I catch my breath and get my heart beating in a normal rhythm again.

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Review: Irrevocable

Irrevocable by Skye Callahan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I loved this book! So well written and believable how it all happened.

I've heard of Skye Callahan, but had not had the opportunity to read any of her books. So when a friend who knows the types of books i enjoy, recommended this book, I couldn't pass it up! I've found a new favorite author to round out my list.

This book had some really dark and twisted turns that kept me actively interested in the characters. And even though, at times, I really wanted to smack Silver for her lack of appreciation of Kirk, I had to remind myself that if I were in that situation, I probably wouldn't have been very gracious either, even for the little things.

This book had a major OMG twist in it, and I just LOVE that in my books! And I sooo can't wait to discuss them with my friends! *That* is the mark of a great book!

A couple of my favorite lines from this book that actually gave me a laugh.

Silver talking about Kirk:

***Lucky me. I'd been claimed by the voice of reason within their fucked up world.

***And, as if things weren't fucked up enough, I was living with a criminal who made his bed.

(When she was in trouble, yet again)
***I watched him lube up the plug as i slowly ran my hands under the hot water. I couldn't tell if it was the vibrating on or not, and I shuddered at the thought of trying to cook with that thing having a fiesta in my ass.

The book, for the most part, is very serious, but some of the running monologue Silver has with herself has made me laugh out loud.

I put this on one of my shelves under Stockholm Syndrome, but that's kind of iffy for me. At first I really thought that was the case, but I'm not really sure it was. I'd be interested to read what others think about that.

4 Twisted Stars!

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

A Lil Less Broken

A Lil' Less Broken (The Kingsmen, #1)A Lil' Less Broken by Tara Oakes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

I really enjoyed this story! My only complaint is I'm not a fan of cliffhangers and this one caught me completely off guard.

The story is engaging and I connected with the characters right away... and stayed connected throughout the entire story. This book stayed true to the whole MC genre that I enjoy. And the sex was pretty hot!

Jay was rough and tumble and sweet and sexy and he pulled it all off very well. That was a major bonus for me.

This isn't your typical boy meets girl, they fall in love, yada, yada, yada.. it's more than that. Jay and Lil have a history. They met when they were younger, (although Jay was a bit older than Lil), and due to an unpleasant misunderstanding, Lil ran. She stayed gone for quite some time, until circumstances brought Jay back in to her life. The love between these two is evident and just made me love the characters more.

They don't just pick up where they left off, they both have to work for it, and it's worth the wait. I enjoyed Lil going back to the past in the book, telling us what lead up to certain events. Not something I normally enjoy, but when an author gets it right, as Ms. Oakes did, it can enhance the story instead of hinder it.

Overall, this was an sweet, quick, sexy, enjoyable read, and I'm looking forward to part two, due out in October 2014... which can't get here soon enough!

Solid 4 Stars!

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