Thursday, June 12, 2014

Review: Precious Embrace

Title: Precious Embrace
Series: Embrace book 2
Author: Dana Mason
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Heat: 3 stars
Source: ARC provided by Book Plug Promotions in exchange of an honest review

Ali is tired. As a single parent of an infant baby, her life has been sleepless nights, diapers and bottles. After two failed marriages she doesn’t want anymore complications.  Johnny is a dream come true for most woman, but for Ali Johnny is a distraction. Can she stay away from him? Will there be trouble in paradise?
This is book two of the Embrace series, and as the first one, it’s a fast-paced well written story. The characters are lovable and easy to connect and the story could happen anywhere to anyone.
In this book the author brings to surface the oldest and strongest foundation of humanity, the love between a mother and her children. Ms. Mason beautifully explore and explains this love bond within this book. I have suffered and cried and laugh along with Ali and as I finish this book I felt compelled to sleep with my children in their bedroom.
I do have to point out that Johnny and Ali’s love felt a bit rushed for me, at a points I had to question how believable was their love story.
This was the only reason I didn’t give this book a 5 stars rating, because  the plot took me into a very cathartic experience.
I would recommend this to anyone that enjoys a love story with a bit of tears and a lot of love.
”… but that was one of the best things about motherhood, giving and receiving complete uncondional love. Funny how love drifted in and out of her life so easily in some cases, yet stood steadfast in others.”
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Review: Dangerous Embrace




Title: Dangerous Embrace

Series: Embrace book 1

Author: Dana Mason

Genre: Romantic suspense, Thriller

Heat: 3 stars

Source: ARC provided by Book Plug Promotions in exchange of an honest review

Sarah only wants peace, but trouble seems to find her anywhere. She has chosen a lonely life in her way of surviving, but Mark Summors is set to change her ways. Will she survive her fears? Can she build a new life?
Mark is the best type of character. Who doesn’t a want a Mark for themselves? He is a great ex, a great father, a great friend and even greater boyfriend. Sarah has issues, but who doesn’t? Hers are deep, but it doesn’t change the fact that she is a kickass heroine. Ms. Mason has created characters that are easy to connect, relate and love.
This book is very well written, with a fast-paced plot that grabs the reader from the go and doesn’t let down until the very end. There is always something happening, and the intensity is very high. There are several twists on the book that are very well crafted and add to the suspense of this thriller. This is a very believable plot that could happen anywhere.
This is my first book from Ms. Mason, but it won’t be the last. I’m really looking forward to read this series and to follow the author in her other book journeys.
“I handed him my heart, soul, and spirit on a silver platter and he crushed them into a million pieces.”
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Review: Too Much




Title: Too Much

Series: All or Nothing book 1

Author: Lea Griffith

Genre: Erotic romance, BDSM

Heat: 5 stars

Source: ARC by NetGalley


Three years ago she left him because some life choices were her deal breaker. Now, life is throwing them back together, and Daly is discovering that no one will ever do, but Jeremiah. She has decided that she will stay this time, no matter what, but life is not a game of whom decides what. Maybe life will prove to be more than they can handle.


“Too Much” had really strong characters that were very well developed by the author. Their emotion was pungent, and it helped me relate, connect and love them.

There were a few times of TSTL moments from both the hero and the heroine, but this was all part of a major plot twist.

I love the club and the BDSM world that Ms. Griffith has portrait in the book. It helps that with this beautiful BDSM club came a fast-paced, gut-wrenching plot, that kept me on my toes all the way through the end of the book.

The intensity level of this book was really high from almost the first scene and the heat was scorching. Cold-shower-hot! The sex scenes are abundant, but are all really well described and meaningful to the plot.

This book was really fresh. Even though I have read many BDSM books before, the author found something new to explore in this book (the dungeon… wow).

Impressions and Opinion

The plot of this book was built within the characters emotions, which was very intense from the beginning.

I really enjoyed the Dom, and being able to explore his emotions was a great move from the author. The Dom was a very dominant alpha, but he showed the readers his weakness without making us feel him less of a Dominant at any point of the book. He was a TRUE DOMINANT. Bravo Ms. Griffith!

I’m really looking forward for Ruthie and Toby’s book. I mean, they need their own book!

I would recommend this read for anyone that enjoys a BDSM erotic romantic book!

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Review: Broken Embrace


Rating: 4.5 stars

Title: Broken Embrace

Series: Embrace book 3

Author: Dana Mason

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense

Heat: 3 stars

Source: copy provided by Book Plug Promotions in exchange of an honest review

Ms. Mason once again brings a fast-paced well developed plot to the Embrace series. This book is easy to follow and kept me guessing until the end. The emotional intensity is amazing and there are so many twists that it's impossible to let go of the book. This story is believable and original.

Of the three books these are my favorite characters. I feel their angst and I have totally connected with them. The characters are easy to relate and love. Ms. Mason's characters are all true and very real.

Their love is real and breathtaking, and as most love stories it's painful and fulfilling. The heat is good with a few very good descriptive scenes.

I really enjoy this series, I've been hooked from the first book and I always end the read with give-me-more feelings. The writing is fluid and perfect for a suspense series. This series has proven very addictive as I have read the three books in three days.

I'm really looking forward to read more from the author and I'm hopeful she write more "Embrace" books.

I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys suspense with a bit of pain and a lot of love.

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Thursday, June 05, 2014

Review: Sidekick


Title: Sidekick
Author: Auralee Wallace
Genre: Comics, young adult romance, romantic comedy
Heat: 1 star
Source: ARC provided by Netgalley and Bewitching Book Tours

Heroes meets Bridget Jones in this brilliant, hilarious debut novel about a girl who just wants to save the world...
Bremy St James, daughter of billionaire Atticus St James, has been cut off from the family fortune and is struggling to survive in a world that no longer holds its breath every time she buys a new outfit. To make matters worse, her twin sister is keeping secrets, loan sharks are circling, and the man of her dreams — a newspaper reporter — is on assignment to bring down everyone with the last name St James.
Things are certainly looking bleak for the down-and-out socialite until a good deed throws her into the path of the city’s top crime-fighter, Dark Ryder. Suddenly, Bremy has a new goal: apprentice to a superhero, and start her own crime-fighting career.
Ryder has no need for a sidekick, but it turns out the city needs Bremy’s help. Atticus St James is planning the crime of the century, and Bremy may be the only one able to get close enough to her father to stop him.
Now all she needs to do is figure out this superhero thing in less than a month, keep her identity secret from the man who could very well be The One, and save the city from total annihilation.
Well, no one ever said being a superhero would be easy.

     Bremy runs away from home after finding out some scary truths. She is not sure what to do with her life, in fact she doesn’t have a plan of what to do with her new knowledge. Until she meets a superhero and decides that’s whom she wants to be. Can she become one?

     The author has created a good plot in this fast-paced book, that kept me guessing and wanting more. It’s a pretty funny story that had me laughing out loud a few times. Not very believable, but I still could relate to the story. Everything is relevant, but I wish I would have more background on the characters and on the world built.

     Bremy is a lovable character that I relate, connect and understand. Bremy is so real for me and I have shared some good laughs with her and her gang.

“… having my own Scooby Gang! Things were definitely looking up. Now, technically, I did still owe money to two psychopaths, and the person I loved more than anyone else in the world wasn’t speaking to me…”
     This is not a particularly fresh idea, but still cool to read about. It’s not a superhero with power kind of book, more like a superhero with gadgets, sort of like Batman.

     I really like this book, it was ver addictive and not easy to put down. It has a few weakeness such as a bit anti-climatic ending and not a very descriptive world built.

     I only want to say “Please give me more!” I need to know the rest. I’m certain this could not be the ending of it. I totally love this genre, comics mixed with romantic comedyand this has room to become a great series.

     For a debut novel, this was amazing! Bravo, Ms. Wallace!

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Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Review: Heat





Title: Heat

Series: Club Inferno book 1

Author: Jamie K. Schmidt

Genre: Erotic Romance, BDSM

Heat: 4.5 stars , almost catching fire

Source: ARC provided by NetGalley







"Heat" brings the story of Mallory, an ER doctor that is on the run from her ex-fiance. After two months of running she decides that she needs help. Mallory finds a place to stay with her sister, but the place is much more than what she has ever expected and it comes with a personal bodyguard that is hotter than sin. During her stay at "Couture" Mallory enters a journey of self-discovery and sexual heat. Along the way she battles some inner struggles and a couple of outside war. Is she ready for a new beginning? Or does her past catches up with her?

The author has created an easy fast-paced romance. The two-sided club is an interesting concept and she introduces BDSM to her readers in a light way.

Her characters are interesting and have room to grow in a second book of the series.

The plot of the story was well conceived and it kept me guessing along the way. I've also enjoyed the humor of the book. I had quite a fun time reading it.

The sex heat was really good, with a couple of great scenes.

I believe this story could really happen in the real world.

As romances go, this one was quite predictable, but I also think the author has thrown in a few small twists in the way to keep the flow of the story.

Personally, I felt the BDSM was a bit loose in the plot, and Max as a Dom left me confused a few times. I just wanted to see him dominating more his environment, but I understood that he was portrait as the caring boyfriend and he was afraid that his dominant side would scare Mallory away.

I'm looking forward to read the following books. I've enjoyed the authors "easy-going way of writing" and I believe she has presented us with several others characters that could be explored. in the future.

I also think Ms. Schimidt has created a nice BDSM club, and has room to explore the world of BDSM a lot more.

I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a hot romance story with a bit of kinky thrown in.

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Monday, June 02, 2014

Review: Lost in Me & Fall to You

Rating: 4.5 stars
Title: Lost In Me & Fall to You
Series: Here and Now series book 1 & 2
Author: Lexi Ryan
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Romantic Mystery
Heat: 4 stars
Source: ARC provided by AtoMr Promotions in exchange of an honest review
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Hanna wakes in the hospital without memories of her last eleven months. It seems like she has the life she has always dreamed of, but doesn't know how she has acquired. Will the price be too steep? Will it be worth it?
Max has screwed up before. Does he deserves a second chance? 
Nate is running away. He got issues of his own. Does he deserve her?
Ms. Ryan has created a great plot. It's different and well written. This is a fast-paced read, that keeps you guessing until the end. The story has so many twists that you never know what is coming next. This story is so believable, that you immerse yourself in it and becomes best friends with Hanna and her sisters. The intensity built is perfect and I gave some good laughs with the characters. A good surprise is the book deals with several deep issues in a cool way. You don't feel drowned in sadness, but the issues are there. My one tiny problem with the book is the ending. There is a major cliffhanger in it and no feeling of ending whatsoever. I have read 2 books of the series and I still have a lot of questions. 
These books are hot! There are some great scenes and the description is perfect. The love triangle is great and both guys are tall, dark, and hot.
Ms. Ryan's creativity has no bounds and she masterfully has created a unique plot that grabs the readers without drowning them. I have enjoyed immensely book 2 written style with 3 POV. It make me closer to the characters and it helped me understand them better.
These characters are so well created that I love them all. I have connected, related and understood them and I have no idea who I want Hanna to pick.
I have decided to post the review of both books together because I feel they are so connected, so intertwined that I would end up repeating myself or spoiling the readers if I tried to write two different reviews.
I can't wait for book 3 and I'm definitely going to pick up other books by Ms. Ryan.
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