Sunday, June 30, 2013

Review: Back In Bliss by Sophie Oak...BEST OF THE BEST Rating...

Back in Bliss (Nights in Bliss, Colorado, #9)
Logan Green is back in Bliss, but only for a few weeks to help out at the sheriff’s office. Everything changes when Seth Stark strolls into town with Georgia Dawson on his arm.

Seth’s arrival is anything but a happy accident. He always dreamed of a big house on the river and a wife he could share with his best friend, Logan. After building a software empire, his only goal has been to make that dream come true. He just needed the perfect woman.

Georgia is still haunted by the dark, troubled Dom who saved her life. She can’t get Logan out of her head. Her boss brought her to Bliss to help him outfit his new summer home, but when Logan Green walks through the door she discovers Seth has something different in mind.

Seth has a plan for their mutual happily ever after, but he never dreamed that coming home would put all their lives in danger.

[Siren Ménage Everlasting: Erotic Consensual BDSM Cowboy Ménage a Trois Romance, M/F/M, spanking, sex toys, HEA]

I am a HUGE fan of Sophie Oak and of her Siren and Bliss series. So I had been looking forward to Logan’s story for a long time. I was especially looking forward to Back In Bliss because of Logan’s heroine. I LOVED Georgia since she appeared the first time in this series ~ she was such a fun character and I couldn’t wait to read what havoc she would reek for Logan. lol  I loved the banter between them in previous books.

As always with any of Sophie’s books, I was pulled right into the story from the beginning. One thing that I always look forward to is Sophie’s sense of humor in writing her characters and of course the smoking hot menage sex scenes. lol :)  I am so hoping that Sophie writes about Win, Mark and Drew Dawson. I am seriously loving on Win!!

One of my favorite scenes was Logan’s first day back at work with Max and Caleb in the jail cells.  So freaking funny~that entire scene~especially with Rachel!! Sophie writes some of the best characters and it amazes me the dialogue that she comes up with. I would love for these characters to live inside my head!! lol  I was laughing long after I was finished reading that scene and it was a perfect example of the AWESOMENESS that is Sophie Oak. She has this unique way of blending the heartwarming with heartache along with a dose of nutty!!

I loved Seth and Georgia together. I loved the way that Seth treated her. They had some great scenes that were so sweet and sexy. I also loved that Logan was finally able to find the peace he needed in Georgia. The scene with Logan and Georgia in Nate’s office was another one of my favorites, especially when Nate shows up. lol  I loved the three of them together and how they each brought something different but just as important to the relationship that made it all work. This is one of the things that attracts me to menage stories and Sophie is a master at menage stories!!

Back In Bliss was filled with laughter, love, tears, fun, excitement and some HOT sex. Definitely some *sigh* worthy moments. This has to be one of my favorite stories in the series. I will definitely be rereading.

I have to say that I thought the ending was a little sad. I’m hoping that this is not that last book that Logan, Seth and Georgia appear in. I cannot wait to read what happens to Henry and Nell and I am so looking forward to the upcoming wedding and birth of Jenn’s baby.

A great series that just keeps getting better with each new book. I am already looking forward to returning to Bliss. BEST OF THE BEST rating!!

***ARC provided by Sophie Oak~Thanks so much!! (Thanks Chloe :))



Review: Secret Maneuvers by Jessie Lane...4 out of 5 rating...

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Secret Maneuvers (Ex Ops, #1)
Some mistakes from the past haunt us forever... unless fate steps in with a second chance. 

One 'dear John' letter haunts Bobby Baker's every living moment. It’s the letter he stupidly wrote to his high school sweetheart, Belle, right after he left to join the Army. The letter that he told her that he wasn't so sure if they were ready for forever yet. But before he can let her know that the letter, and his second thoughts, are nothing but a mistake, she up and disappears from the small Georgia town they were both raised in.

Fifteen years later, Belle unknowingly walks back into Bobby's life when her job as an ATF Agent forces her to work with a group of men secretly headed by the CIA to help her track down whoever is involved in funneling black market weapons to a drug cartel in Mexico. 

Bobby will use this mission to try and soothe Belle's hurt feelings while proving to her that their love is still meant for forever. He'll use every dirty trick he's learned since he joined the Army to maneuver her back into his life for the long haul. But Belle's not making it easy as she keeps him at arm's length in the hopes that mistakes of her own never come to light.

Wow...this is another book that hooked me from the start.  Even though after reading the blurb I knew what to expect, the prologue still crushed me. My heart ached for Belle and I was so pissed at Bobby for abandoning her the way he did after making her so many promises. UGH...I felt sick for her.  Damned Bobby!! lol  Secret Maneuvers really brought out the tears for me. I shed more than my fare share at several times through out the story. 

I loved Belle right from the start. She was such a great character and I loved how she was able to overcome her awful upbringing and make something of her life. I also loved that after moving from Georgia she had such great people in her life that truly cared for her. I especially LOVED Charlie and am so hoping that he gets a book of his own. Of course I am also hoping that Bobby's team members get books of their own also. LOVED Jaxson, Riley, Declan, Chase, Arturo and Lucas. Oh...I thought it was so funny that Belle drove that huge truck. 

Bobby....UGH!! He was such an ass hat!! I tried so hard to like him and just when I thought I was there he would do something so douchebaggy and it would send me right over the edge again.  I wanted to kick him in his junk so many times.  I totally understood why Belle kept her secret from him but I thought he was intentionally cruel to her considering how he kept saying she was the love of his life. I hated the way he treated her at the football game. I loved loved LOVED when Seth put Bobby in his place about his treatment toward Belle. I could have kissed Seth!! lol  Oh..and at the hospital, I wished Bobby's team didn't stop Charlie from kicking Bobby's ass~he definitely deserved it.  So even with such a sweet ending I still have a problem with Bobby's character. Hopefully with the following books I can forgive him. lol 

Great start to a promising series that I am so looking forward to. 4 out of 5 rating

***ARC provided by Jessie Lane~Thank you!! 



Friday, June 28, 2013

Cover Reveal: My Unexpected Forever by Heidi McLaughlin...

Expected publication: 
September 2, 2013
I expected a life of music.
I expected to raise my son.

It took one look to make everything change.
I never expected happiness.
I never expected to find her.
I never expected to feel desire.
I never expected I’d be a family man.
I never expected to be loved.
I never expected to fall in love.
They say you should expect the unexpected. I didn’t realize my unexpected would be the forever kind.

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Heidi is the author of USA Today, Digital Book World, Amazon and Barnes & Noble Bestselling novel, Forever My Girl.

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell and two Parakeets.

During the day Heidi is behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, she's writing one of the many stories planned for release or sitting court-side during either daughter's basketball games.
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Monday, June 24, 2013

Cover Reveal: Someone Else's Skye by Christine Wenrick...

Someone Else's Skye (Men of Brahm Hill, Book One)

One night. . .  One violent supernatural battle . . .
And five stories of the men whose lives
will be changed by it.

Kane, Brethren Guardian and one of the few Natural Shape-Shifters left in existence, survived the bloody battle of Brahm Hill but lost two of his closest friends. For all of his good-natured sarcasm and eye-popping good looks, Kane finds himself unable to completely forget about that night, so he seeks comfort in the one thing he is truly good at . . . sex!

This shape-shifting bad boy believes in having a good time—a very good time, usually involving some mingled heavy breathing with a sexy Dhampir in a tiny closet somewhere. But when he’s sent into the freezing tundra of the Northwest Territories to investigate a troublesome supernatural being on the loose, he ends up crossing paths with a woman who almost instantly drives him insane with want . . . because she doesn’t seem to be falling for the shifter’s charms.

It’s completely inexplicable.

Skye Matthews has a job to do, and she needs to be focused on that, not spending all her time rebuffing the advances of this way-too-cocky and handsome stranger. Yet, there is something irresistible about this self-involved playboy that Skye can’t seem to stay away from. And when the unidentified Kane is sent to investigate takes an unnatural interest in her, protecting her becomes the Guardian’s top priority.

But… can Kane save Skye from a supernatural being no one has ever encountered before?

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Review: Grabbed By Vicious by Lolita Lopez...BEST OF THE BEST Rating...

Just take a minute and absorb all that is Vicious!! ;)
Grabbed by Vicious (Grabbed, #1)
Hallie has never run so fast in her life. One of the frightening sky warriors from the warship Valiant is hot on her heels and intent on capturing her as his new bride. He takes her down and places his collar around her neck. With one word, he claims her.


Born and bred for the military, Vicious has spent the last twenty-four years rising through the ranks. This dark-haired sprite ensnared him with one glance. Now she is his reward.

Despite her fear of Vicious, Hallie surrenders under his skillful hands and mouth. Vicious makes a promise to her. If she’ll submit to him, she’ll know only pleasure and comfort. After a lifetime of hardship, his offer tempts her greatly.

One night with Hallie and Vicious feels his protective instincts flaring. He’ll do anything to make her happy and keep her safe, even if that means surrendering his heart. Though he intended to master her, Vicious realizes it may be his sweet Hallie who masters him.

Inside Scoop: Our heroine endures trials and violence with strength equal to that of her warrior mate. (She also witnesses F/F play, and endures a collar and light BDSM. Fortunately she likes that part.)
I will be honest and say that the whole draw of this book for me was the cover!! (Can you really blame me??) lol  The cover drew me in but the blurb is what held my interest and made me want to read it.  

I had never heard of Lolita Lopez prior to seeing this book so I had no idea what to expect and quite honestly because I had never heard of her, I wasn’t really expecting that much.  And this is what I LOVE so much about reading. WOW...Just WOW...I was so totally blown away by how ABSOLUTELY FREAKING AWESOME Grabbed By Vicious was. It always amazes me when I find new-to-me authors and give them a try and they surpass all of my expectations and I wonder why I haven’t heard of them before.  After reading Grabbed By Vicious, I was on a mission to read everything that I could get my hands on from Lolita.  And what is so FREAKING FANTASTIC about Lolita Lopez is that she also writes under Roxie Rivera and the books under that name are just as FREAKING AWESOME (more on those books to follow)!! I was one happy girl and Lolita/Roxie is my new reading obsession!! lol

I was sucked into the story right from the first page. It is so wrong but I LOVED the idea that if  Vicious “grabbed” Hallie~she was his and if she was able to outrun him and reach the safe zone she would be free. Of course I love that she almost made it but he caught her at the last minute and his pleasure in the fact that she had challenged him so much and he actually had to work hard to grab her. This book was so much fun to read and I just fell in love with the characters immediately. And the sex scenes between Vicious and Hallie..OMG...SO FREAKING HOT!! My laptop was overheating!! (oh maybe that was just  

Vicious and Hallie were such a great couple and I loved the fact that after Hallie got over her initial fear of being “grabbed” that she excepted Vicious easily and he did the same of her.  She was able to quickly see that he was a good man and not at all what she had feared him to be and he just wanted to make her happy. I loved the fact that her life actually improved because of him.  I love how their misunderstandings were not dragged out but resolved quickly and how Hallie really did make Vicious want to be a better man for her. I also loved that Hallie was able to bring to light changes that needed to be made for his people.

This story had everything including some great secondary characters that I cannot wait to get their own books. Menace and Terror especially!! Oh and the names just killed me and I absolutely loved when Hallie found out Vicious’s name. So funny.  I was so entertained by Grabbed By Vicious that I never wanted it to end. I cannot say enough about this book and the writing of Lolita Lopez. I am by far one of her biggest new fans.


A definite keeper and reread and a definite buy in paperback.  

***ARC provided by Ellora’s Cave~Thank you!!



Review: A Mating Dance by Lia Davis...4 out of 5 Rating...

A Mating Dance (Ashwood Falls, #2)
Senior enforcer, Cameron Nickels has found her perfect mate. Blaine Andrews, leopard Pack Marshal, is strong, dominate, loyal, and passionate. He knows all her strengths and weaknesses—not to mention her pleasure points. Cam’s known Blaine most her life, but she’s always felt like something was missing and her jaguar refuses to fully accept him. Yet, she can’t walk away from him. When architect and sexy mountain lion shifter, Graham Griffin, comes to town to design the new den nursery and school, Cameron finds herself in a mating dance that throws her and her jaguar into flight mode while Blaine must decide if he can not only share his mate, but welcome another.

After his lover walked out on him a year ago, Graham has no intentions of entering another relationship any time soon. But he realizes that the fates have other plans for him when he meets Blaine and Cameron. When his ex-lover’s children are chased into Ashwood territory by a group of rogues, he discovers the male he shared a life with had died freeing the kids from the Onyx Pack. Graham must work side-by-side with the two enforcers to uncover lies from the past while his heart opens to his true mates.

Warning: Contains one-hot headed leopard, a man who thought he’d lost it all, and a woman who is about to rub up against both in the best possible ways.
A Mating Dance was the one book in the series that I was waiting for the most and I was not  disappointed. It was definitely my favorite of the series so far. 

Cam and Blaine were a great couple. They were so cute together and I loved how they interacted with each other. I loved that they had been together since Cam was a teenager but at the same time it was sad to read the reason Cam wasn't able to fully commit to Blaine. It made me love Blaine that much more that he never gave up on her. Cam was such a strong and loving heroine and my heart ached for her. Blaine was so protective and possessive of Cam but loving with her at the same time and I loved how he supported her  being an enforcer. It was so much fun getting to learn more about them as a couple and individually. 

I wasn't sure how I felt about Graham being introduced into Cam and Blaine's relationship as they were already an established couple. Especially after the fact that Graham and Blaine where together the first time without Cam. I thought Cam handled this fine as it didn't seem to bother her but it bothered me and I wished that the first time they were all together as a trio instead. But it all worked out and led to some very hot and steamy sex scenes~so I really can't complain and in the end I loved them as a trio and loved that Graham was the missing part of them.  

I love menage stories but I'm always nervous in a trio of 1 person being left out, especially when 2 of them are already a couple and when the 2 men are attracted to each other also.  But Lia Davis did a great job with Blaine, Cam and Graham and I didn't feel like anyone was left out. And I have to admit that the scene with Blaine and Graham alone was smokin' hot!! :) I loved the scene when all three finally cemented the mating bond. It was hot, intimate, fun and loving. I also loved that Lia didn't drag out their mating and they formed their trio pretty easily without a lot of unnecessary drama.

I loved the addition of Sammie and Max to the story and how Max bonded instantly with Cam. Blaine trying to win them over was so cute!!  I'm looking forward to more and can't wait to read the impact of Keegan going away with Addyson will ultimately have on Blaine, Cam and Graham as well as the other pack members. I'm also interested in reading more about the developing relationship between Keegan and Addyson. So good!!

It was my pleasure to read A Mating Dance and I'm looking froward to so much more from Lia Davis. This is a definite keeper for me.  4 out of 5 rating! 

***Copy provided by Lia Davis ~ Thank you so much!!