#BRMondays – The Fence by Lusty Soul

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Published August 5th, 2018
Print Length: 56 pages
Genre: Erotica, Genre Fiction

four-star

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My Review

It’s been a while since Lusty Soul published a story, or at least it’s been a while for me since I’ve read something from her.

This short quick erotic story is about two eighteen years old, Jen and Tom. They have been dating for 3 months and she’s still holding off the sexy times with him, which I approve off but that’s not the point.

One night, things turn for the couple. She still refuses to give him what he needs, sexually, and events make that he finds that without her.

I have to admit I enjoyed this erotic story. I also have to admit that for some reason, what makes me give it a higher ranking is the ending of it all.

At first, I was not happy with the ending but when I re-read it, I realized how well it fit with the narrative and how it was, almost, the perfect revenge for what Jen made him go through.

Speaking of the narrative, this story was well done. The descriptions of the situations were on point. There was not a thing that was out of place or just filling the space to make it last longer, in my opinion.

The characters are similar to young teenagers probably in their reactions, the expectations, the games of push-pull, the over-reactions, the libido *wink* etcetera.

I would recommend you read this book if you like an older woman, younger man situations and remember that this is full of steamy times… along with frustrations for the male character.

Disclaimer:
I’ve voluntarily reviewed an advance readers copy of this book.
Thanks, Lusty Soul!

About the Author

Lusty Soul, or Lucy, is a simple Flemish girl with eclectic interests. She started writing erotica to vent her mind, and to improve her command of the English language. In her free time, she’s an avid reader of horror and speculative fiction of such grandmasters as Stephen King and Dan Simmons. Her musical tastes range from A to Z and everything in between. She’s very active on social media and fights a continuous battle to conquer her legendary procrastination. If she ever publishes another story, that dragon will have been slain…temporarily…

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ARC Review – But First Coffee by Sarah Darlington

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Published September 9th, 2018
Print Length: 323 pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Inspirational

four-star

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My Review

Lana is a 30 years old woman, CEO of Java Beans, a successful coffee shop company with 10 locations and about to open a new one. Java Beans is her baby, she built it from the ground up and she’s very proud of it. She’s also overwhelmed and stressed because she makes all the major decision. So when she can’t stop hearing the praises for one barista named Joe Coffee, she has to meet him.

Joe is a 24 years old man, with a past that he would rather forget and a future that’s uncertain at best. He’s a good guy, open, honest, funny, charming and endearing. He’s also hiding something and his reasoning for being employed at Java Beans is sketchy at best.

The attraction when this two meet at Lana’s office is undeniable but also mature. None of them acts on impulses, Joe can’t for reasons that you have to read the book to understand and she can’t either because she’s the Boss-lady.

They try to fight the attraction but we know that won’t last. When they finally get together, later in the book, it’s sexy, sweet and impossible to stop. All at the same time.

One of the things I loved the most, besides the fact that the older character was a female, was the switch in power dynamics and the why behind the decisions they make.

The endearing quality of Joe Coffee’s character and Lana’s strong personality of the woman in charge makes this story even better. This book is full of little details that made me think, analyze and realize things that occur on a day to day basis.

I have seen some people saying this book ends on a cliffhanger. Let me clear this up for you: Lana and Joe’s romance ends with a beautiful HEA in this book.

The cliffhanger people are talking about is for a secondary character, Kitty. She’s Joe’s sister and for that fantastic ending, I’ll say: her book is next.

Personally, I believe the ending on this books was the perfect hook. It finalizes one couple’s story and leads you to want to read the next. For a début author, this is golden.

I could sit here and write a longer thorough review, telling you about each detail of this book but I feel that would defeat the purpose of reviewing it. I really recommend you to read “But first, coffee”.

Disclaimer: I’ve voluntarily reviewed an advance readers copy of this book.
Thanks, Sarah Darlington!

About the Author

Sarah Darlington grew up in a military family traveling the United States –although, she’s called Virginia home for most of her adult life.

She’s the proud mom of two very special kids. She believes in true love, soul mates, unicorns, rainbows, and that Hogwarts really does exist. Before having kids she worked as a flight attendant. And when she’s not writing, she’s busy plotting her next grand adventure.

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#BRMondays – Edge by Drew A. Lennox

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Published July 22th, 2018
Print Length: 215 pages
Genre: Romantic Erotica, BDSM, Adult Fiction, Contemporary Romance

four-star

Amazon / Goodreads

My Review

Xander is a writer and an experienced Dom that happens to connect with Charlie through a social media site. She sends him a message expecting nothing to come from it but he was interested in her, for some reason and so the story begins.

Charlie is a woman that doesn’t know anything about the BDSM community when she first connects with Xander over the internet. Slowly but surely he’s introducing her into what it means leaving the lifestyle.

This book is told in 1st person and from dual perspectives. It was an interesting way to see inside each main characters head while this relationship between them was being built.

I’ve read quite a few BDSM romance novels, some better than others, but this one was different. It wasn’t only the slow burn but also the fact that this story was not focused on the sex aspect of the relationship. The steps that a new submissive has to take and how the trust is gained, along with other important things are discussed in this story.

I have my opinions when it comes to Xander’s POV in this story. They didn’t reach me as much as I thought they would. In fact, they struck me as odd sometimes, but that’s just for me.

I would recommend this book to those that like to read about the BDSM life and to see a partnership/relationship form from ground zero, without too much sex in the middle.

Disclaimer: I’ve voluntarily reviewed an advance readers copy of this book.
Thanks, Drew A. Lennox!

About the Author

My name is Drew A. Lennox and I’m an author in the erotic romance genre, focusing on BDSM. My first series is called the DISCOVERING BDSM series and starts with the book EDGE – A BDSM Romance. I am currently working on Book two, Feather. Take a chance, it won’t be like any other story you’ve read!

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