[Book Review] Playing for Keeps by J.C. Grant

This, ladies and gentleman is a book I found because I was going around on Instagram and since I follow some book-lovers, the girl was featuring the cover on her account. I went to the authors IG and followed her immediatly after that and then I got my hands on a copy of this from Amazon.

You should go and check J.C. Grant Instagram account because… OMG! The amount of quotes and hot pics related to this book it’s just huge!! and who doesn’t like eye candy? *smiles and licks her lips* Now… on with this already before I start drooling…

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Playing for Keeps

by J.C. Grant

Contemporary Erotic Romance publish date August 6th, 2015

Synopsis (From Goodreads)

Living in LA and dating celebrities wasn’t what it was cracked up to be. I found out the hard way many had a lifestyle I wanted no part of.

Then David Taylor forced his way into my life. A sledge hammer breaking down my well crafted walls.

He was gorgeous and sexy and intimidating. I was drawn to him in a way I had never been to anyone or anything. And I knew I couldn’t have him, I was too damaged, too flawed to really connect.

David saw what I was from the beginning. A broken scared girl locked away inside an aloof woman. And he was determined to free me. To make me his. Continue reading [Book Review] Playing for Keeps by J.C. Grant

[Book Review] The Virgin Sex Queen by Angela Verdenius

To be totally honest with you all, like I always want to be… I don’t remember how on earth I came upon this book… *A thought came to mind* Oh, maybe was during my Plus Size search on Goodreads… *Thinks that it was probably that time* Yeah…

*Wave a hand dismissively* The point is I got this book and I had it for months and months and months before I actually decided to read it… and boys and girls I enjoy it so freaking much.

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Contemporary Erotic Romance (Chick Lit) publish date February 11th, 2013

Synopsis (From Goodreads)

Two weeks of lust and laughter…

Sophie Willow – erotic romance writer, experienced, the ultimate Sex Queen. Unfortunately, it’s all in her head – the experienced part, that is.

Alan Cooper – this cute cop has discovered her secret, and he reckons he’s just the man to give her the experience she needs.

Will two weeks be enough, or will it leave them wanting more? Continue reading [Book Review] The Virgin Sex Queen by Angela Verdenius

[Book Review] Contrive: To Create or Bring About by Jay Hope

Two for the price of one” *laugh a little* Hi everyone. Two reviews in one day? What’s up with that? I just have to put this out there too and the fact that I couldn’t upload last week due to internet breaking down *growls softly because of it*

This is a book that I just couldn’t help myself and bought as soon as I found the author on Instagram. The premise was very good and I needed something military so I went for it after little thought about the price… of course… I don’t always do that.

What finally drove me to it was that Jay Hope posted a picture of the tittle for the 5th installment of this series and I just have to read that when it’s done because I just LOVE bad guys points of view.

As soon as I said that I wanted to read it I just knew I have to get my hands on the complete series, of course. So far just one book but my fingers are itching, so I stay the hell away from Amazon… for now…

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Contrive: To Create or Bring About

by Jay Hope

Altered Series (Book #1)

Military Fantasy Erotic Romance published July 3rd, 2014

Another titles in the series: Adapt: To Modify for a Different Purpose, Diversify: To Make or Become more Varied; Encompass: To Enclose, Envelop.

Synopsis (From Goodreads)

Faith Meyers packs her car and heads to her sister’s house in San Diego looking to put some distance between her and her possessive ex in hopes that he’ll move on and forget about her. Faith looks forward to meeting her brother-in-laws SEAL team, but not in her wildest dreams could she have known the friendship, and possibly even love, that she’d find in them. When she and the sexy team leader are hit it off, she’s warned to stay away from him and knows that he has a dark secret. As her ex becomes more and more psychotic, the sexy SEAL’s protection is exactly what she needs, but will he turn out to be just as psycho?

Wil Walker is a SEAL and chosen to be a part of the GES Project (Genetically Engineered SEAL). He’s regretted that decision every second of every day since. Wil has finally begun regaining a little control when a SEAL team member’s sister-in-law shows up, wreaking havoc on his system. He knows he should stay away from her, for her own safety as well as his, but he’s drawn to her in a way that he’s never experienced before. To make matters worse, she needs his protection. Will he keep her safe from one man only to put her in more danger from another? Continue reading [Book Review] Contrive: To Create or Bring About by Jay Hope

[Book Review] Under the Cowboy’s Control by Lynda Chance

For almost 6 days I kept looking and looking at my book TBR (to be read) list and I couldn’t pick a book to read. Even though I have a lot of them that I want to read for reviews, I couldn’t pick one, I was just not in the mood. So instead I went to my phone and look at the audiobooks I had there for a while now and decided to listen to this one.

Finished this book at 1:07 am on Friday 25th of September 2015… And I can not explain to you how good I felt… So for the first time in this blog I will make a review of an audiobook. This audiobook.

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Under the Cowboy’s Control

by Lynda Chance

Contemporary Western Adult Erotic Romance publish date May 25th, 2011

Synopsis (From Goodreads)

Selena Taylor is an American citizen determined to find her grandparents after she loses her family to the violence of the drug cartel in Mexico. Crossing the border into Texas turns out to be the easy part.

Virtually penniless and enticingly innocent, she soon finds herself at the mercy of Travis Blake. Travis is a hard-working, self-made rancher that has never known love or softness of any kind. His only use for women is sexual, and Selena is caught on his ranch with no way out.

While Selena plots her escape from his control, Travis ruthlessly and methodically tightens his possession and makes it impossible for her to leave.

The struggle that follows is a clash of wills that pits purity against passion, virtue against vice and love against lust. Continue reading [Book Review] Under the Cowboy’s Control by Lynda Chance

[Book Review] Here She Rules by Kat Hollinghead

*Scratch her chin for a few seconds, pondering how to start this review*

Honestly… I didn’t remember this book until I saw it on my Amazon Wish List. It took me a few days to finally purchase the Kindle format of it and I did it because I said to myself “It has 410 pages according to Amazon, it has to be worth it no matter what“… You’ll see… I’m not afraid to admit that sometimes I can be a little special to spend my money, not saying I’m cheap or something but I think too much when it comes to spending money. This book, was worth it, not a doubt in my mind about it.

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Here She Rules

by Kat Brewer/Hollinghead

(Revised Version Available)

Action & Adventure, Fantasy Romance published January 26th, 2014

Synopsis (From Goodreads)

A Trans-dimensional rift takes Cassandra Powell to a foreign world where she finds herself in the country of Erla, a Queendom ruled by women. After saving the life of Erla’s queen, Cassie finds herself elevated to a position of power in the new world she discovers she can never leave. She is bestowed honors and a bevy of beautiful male slaves who live to serve her every desire.

She soon finds herself at war with brutal enemies as well as with herself as her entire view of life and what is right and wrong undergo a dramatic transformation. Determined to make a place for herself in the new world, she learns to embrace her situation discovering the pleasures to be found in the arms of the beautiful men that now belong to her, body and soul. Continue reading [Book Review] Here She Rules by Kat Hollinghead

[Book Review] The Waiting Room by Alysha Kaye

This is one of those readings that I have been putting it off and putting it off again and again… Why? Because I knew I have to read this slow and it was going to make the damn water dam break… And it did!

The way I got this book was by buying it on Kindle way back in February 2015… Why? Because the lovely Alysha Kaye left a comment on one of my first Book Review post, that’s why.

As soon as I read the blurb of the book I was hooked but I also knew that I wanted to make a review for this reading and I was worried that I would read so fast (eat it up) that the review wouldn’t be good enough. So I waited… and waited… and waited… and finally said “Enough it’s enough, damn it! I have to read it, I want to read it since I bought it so… I will read it before the month it’s up” And so, here we are…

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Fantasy Romance published June 27th, 2014

Synopsis (From Goodreads)

Jude and Nina are the epitome of that whole raw, unflinching love thing that most people are jealous of. That is, until Jude dies and wakes up in The Waiting Room, surrounded by other souls who are all waiting to pass over into their next life. But unlike those souls, Jude’s name is never called by the mysterious “receptionist”. He waits, watching Nina out of giant windows. He’s waiting for her. What is this place? How long will he wait? And what will happen when and if Nina does join him? The Waiting Room is a story of not just love, but of faith, predestination, and philosophy, friendship and self-actualization, of waiting. Continue reading [Book Review] The Waiting Room by Alysha Kaye

[Book Review] Duck! by Kim Dare

Today I bring you one of my Favorites of 2015 and, I’m not kidding you when I say this is just way up there for me *one of her hands runs through her short hair* This book was just a surprise… like a landmine that I wasn’t expecting because I didn’t knew it was there to begin with…

I can’t express much about this book now because if I do, I will just speak about the review before presenting it to you… So before I spill my guts out about it… Here you have it…

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Avian Shifters Series (Book #1)

Fairy Tale Retelling, Paranormal Erotic Romance published August 4th, 2010

Another titles in the series: Magpie (Book #2)

Synopsis (From Goodreads)

Raised among humans, Ori Jones only discovered he was an avian shifter six months ago. Unable to complete a full shift until he reaches his avian maturity, he still can’t be sure of his exact species.

But with species comes rank, and rank is everything to the avians. When a partial shift allows the elders to announce that they believe Ori to be a rather ugly little duckling, he drops straight to the bottom rung of their hierarchy.

Life isn’t easy for Ori until he comes to the attention of a high-ranking hawk shifter. Then the only question is, is Ori really a duck—and what will his new master think when the truth eventually comes out?

Please Note: This is the second edition of this book. It has been tweaked and re-edited, but the plot has not changed. Continue reading [Book Review] Duck! by Kim Dare

[Book Review] The Doms Dungeon by Cherise Sinclair

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Contemporary Adult Fiction, Erotic BDSM Romance published December 29th, 2009

Synopsis (From Goodreads)

Foster child. Teenage whore. Now a veterinarian, MacKensie’s turned her life around, but the scars remain. She saves her affection for the animals who never judge or scorn her, but it’s time to get out, move on from her past in Iowa. So, she arranges a vacation exchange to job hunt in Seattle.

Although the house is lovely, one room is locked. Her years in foster care have given her two ‘gifts’: a neurosis about locked doors and the ability to open them. After she gets into the room, she’s appalled…and intrigued. Chains and manacles, whips and paddles, odd benches with straps…

When Alex returns home days early and finds MacKensie draped over the spanking bench in his locked dungeon, he’s furious. But her wariness arouses his protective nature and curiosity, so he strikes a deal to keep her close–she’ll act as his submissive in exchange for a place to stay and help finding a job.

He’d planned to use the veterinarian to deter an ex-girlfriend, not replace her, but with MacKensie’s compelling mixture of strength and vulnerability, the little sub slides right into his well-defended heart.

Publisher’s Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Anal play, BDSM theme and elements (including/not limited to bondage, spanking, tethering), exhibitionism. Continue reading [Book Review] The Doms Dungeon by Cherise Sinclair

[Book Review] The Professional by Kresley Cole

Hello *wave her hands to the readers* How is everybody doing?

It has been a long time since I have grace you with my presence? *stick her tongue out because she is part joking* But I’m here again and I bring you a new review because I read a lot…

This one was a surprise to me. I was not expecting to get hocked with this series (when I did) but after reading this first book *whispers to the audience* I’ve read the next one already *nods in complicity* and yes, it was great too.

So… In honor of your time I will dive right into it 🙂

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The Professional

by Kresley Cole

The Game Maker Series (Book #1)

Erotic Romance published May 6th, 2014

Another titles in the series: The Master (Book #2)

Synopsis (From Goodreads)

He makes the rules…

Mafiya enforcer Aleksei “The Siberian” Sevastyan’s loyalty to his boss knows no bounds, until he meets the boss’s long-lost daughter, a curvy, feisty redhead who haunts his mind and heats his blood like no other. Ordered to protect her, Aleksei will do anything to possess her as well—on his own wicked terms.

Rules are made to be broken…

Grad student Natalie Porter had barely recovered from her first sight of the dark and breathtaking Sevastyan before the professional enforcer whisks her away to Russia, thrusting her into a world of extreme wealth and wanton pleasures. Every day under his protection leads her deeper under his masterful spell.

Are you ready to play?

Yet all is not as it seems. To remove Natalie from an enemy’s reach, Sevastyan spirits her into hiding. From an opulent palace in Russia to the decadent playgrounds of the mega-wealthy in Paris, the two lovers will discover that even their darkest—and most forbidden—fantasies can come true… Continue reading [Book Review] The Professional by Kresley Cole

[Book Review] No Ifs, Ands, or Bears About It by Celia Kyle

Hello, hello… Here I am again and guess what? I have another book review!

This one though it’s a little different because it was not part of my TBR (To Be Read) list or part of the 2015 Reading Challenge like other books. This was just a book that I wanted to read and once I started I could not put it down.

Just one more thing… This book it’s part of a four book series and I did read all of them already *stick her tongue out like a kid* and this is a series that I will read again and again and again…

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No Ifs, Ands, or Bears about it

by Celia Kyle

Grayslake Series (Book #1)

Paranormal Shapeshifters Erotic Romance published January 5th, 2014

Another titles in the series: All Roar and No Bite, Roaring Up the Wrong Tree, Love at First Roar

Synopsis (From Goodreads)

The first day of Mia’s new life in Grayslake, Georgia is not going as planned. The house her grandfather left her looks ready to crumble, boxes cover every inch of the floor and—oh—there’s a bear cub in her pantry. It gets worse when the cub’s uncle comes by and busts out his fur and claws while on her front porch. Then it gets loads better because suddenly there’s a hot hunk of badge-wearing werebear on her lawn ready to rescue her. Yum. Of course, he has to ruin things by trying to take the cub out of her hands. Ha! The cub is hers… No ifs, ands, or bears about it.

Werebear Ty can’t seem to get the curvaceous, delectable Mia to understand that, even if she is one-quarter werebear, she isn’t keeping the cub. Ty is the Grayslake Itan, the clan’s leader, and the little werebear is going home with him… Unless it isn’t. It’s her smile. If she’d stop smiling and being gorgeous, his inner-bear would support him and Ty would get his way. But the beast wants to make their woman happy, so it’s perfectly content to let her do as she pleases. Then things change. Threats arise, danger comes close, and Ty demands she return to his den. No ifs, ands, or mates about that.

My thoughts on Grayslake #1

I found this book because it was a recommendation on Amazon considering another book that I was just done with that involved werebears. Really people? Werebears?? In my own little mind there was only werewolves but apparently I was wrong LOL.

Mia was a very interesting character to meet but I loved her, specially after she made Parker (a 4 years old little werebear) her own baby and told the werebear leader that the baby was hers and if he wanted to take the cub from her it would be over her decaying body. That was a bold move to make considering Ty was not only the leader of the werebears but also the Sheriff.

The sexy tension between Ty and Mia, the way Parker cling to her like a baby starving for love and how things were getting more and more bloody and complicated made the book great reading. More so when things starting to unfold and let me tell you this, Celia Kyle knows how to come up with stuff that I was NOT expecting as plot twist and turns. She left me, more often than not, with my mouth open because of what was happening and thinking: I did NOT see that coming, damn it!

I won’t give any spoilers, at least no more than I already did, right? *looks to see if she did and sigh* I didn’t… Good. But going back to what I was saying. I would love to share with you some stuff about the books but anything I think to write it’s a little more spoiler than the tought before it so… Nop.

What I can tell you is that this book it’s part of a 4 book series and I already finished all of the books. I could not stop reading, I swear! I’ve never thought that I would be so much in love with bears being shifters but what can I say? I’ll probably ditch a werewolf for a werebear anytime now hahahaha

It’s an erotic romance so don’t get surprise with the stuff that goes in the book and another thing that kept me with this series and this book in particular was that the female character falls for the strong man, yes, but she is strong herself and have a mind of her own *thinks a little* Ok, let me SPOILER ALERT this next thing so I can give you a fun example (if you don’t want spoilers, don’t read this next paragraph!)

[ In one of the chapters, Mia it’s sitting with Ty on a meeting with his brother Van and they were discussing something about Parker’s future while Ty was “distracting” her. Then he asked her if she was ok with what they say and kept distracting her, not letting her think clearly *cofkissingcof* And she stopped him and told him that she was not Ok with whatever they say and I quote: No, stop that. Bad furball. Mind you that Ty it’s the town sheriff and werebear leader and she told him that! ]

Do I recommend this book?

Yes, Yes, Yes!

This was a book that I was not expecting to have such a fun reading, but oh man I did. I was laughing and with a smile on my face most of the time. The story it’s well written, the fight scenes and the romantic scenes are pretty great. And don’t get me started with the “shit of crackers” and the “language” that you will read a lot in this one.

A great love story, paranormal shifters romance. I was not expecting werebears, I did not tought of werebears before, only wolf shifters but now…

Now I have a THING for bears!

Quotes

No ifs, ands, or bears about it, his furry butt is staying right here. Possession is nine tenths of the law and all that

If you or that man try to take him from me, you’ll get a rear end full of buckshot and I won’t send you a get well card

No, stop that. Bad furball

Rating

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My rating it’s 4 stars for this book. I wish I could give it a 5 but even though I love this story, it was greatly written, fun to read, with a lot of curve balls and action in a lot of ways… I can’t give it more because I only give 5 stars to stories I die after I’m down with them and want to live in the story myself, so…

I won’t deny that I loved the book, yes, I did. I finished it a day so I can’t complain and I jumped right into the next book of the series after it.

I have to warn you though. It’s not such a light read if you want to keep up with the story, the romance yes, the whole story plot no, it’s not so easy. That said, there is no strange words and if they are (like Itan or Itana) the author explain them through the book so there is no problem at all.

I left this book with a love for werebears even more cemented in my heart 🙂

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