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    Saturday, 27 May 2017

    Review: Hot Blooded Prizefighter

    Hot Blooded Prizefighter Hot Blooded Prizefighter by Mickey Miller
    My rating: 4 of 5 stars

    Another great banger from the partnership of Mickey Miller and Holly Dodd. I was impressed with their first venture, Dirty CEO (loved me some Vince), and book two of this series has cemented my fandom. I was already intrigued by Connor (he had me laughing in book 1) and so I was happy AF to get the chance to read his story.

    Connor was an Irish-born MMA fighter whose trash-talking had him appearing as an unsafe bet for endorsements. What he needed was an image consultant and Crystal was just the right woman for the job. The chemistry between these two was instant and hot as hell. They were freaking combustible. While Crystal didn't really do it for me (she actually annoyed me with her judgmental attitude and at times I found her not only rude but disrespectful), Connor more than made up for her deficiencies. He was raw, real, open, humble, funny, honest and caring while managing to be quite dominant, alpha, and a successful fighter. I even adored him when he was being arrogant, rough, aggressive or obtuse. I appreciated the deviation from making all heroes unrealistically drop-dead gorgeous. The authors made Connor seem so real.

    There's insanely hot sex, interesting dialogue, some drama thrown in to keep things spicy, and a sweet love story to boot to keep any romance reader happy. I'm eager to see what these authors will collaborate on next.

    Release Date: May 16, 2017
    Genre: Contemporary Romance - MMA fighter
    POV: Dual - 1st person
    Steam: 4.5 out of 5
    Book Type: Standalone - Book 2 of the Windy City Bad Boys series


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    Friday, 26 May 2017

    Review: Guarded

    Guarded Guarded by Kayla White
    My rating: 3 of 5 stars

    Hannah was hard to like but I think that was intentional. I started to like her towards the end because she seemed to finally grow up a bit and changed for the better. Parker was always a likable character, however, as hard and as tough as he was made out to be perceived, he really wasn't. I think what bothered me most was the fact that the cover claims this book to be "A HOT STEAMY ROMANCE", but that's not what I got. At least it didn't come across like that for me. It has a heavy contemporary feel with one good does of steam. Which floats the boat of many good people. I'm just not one of them.

    While I liked the premise of this story, my heart just wasn't in it. If I'm being completely honest, I almost gave up on it. Luckily the story started to pick up at around the 40% mark and I began enjoying where the author was taking me. Unfortunately the story ended at the 64% so I only had roughly a good 20% to base this review on. Overall, a fine read. Would I try this author again? Yes. I liked her writing style and things can only get better from here.

    Release Date: May 2017?
    Genre: Contemporary Romance
    POV: Dual - 1st person
    Steam: 3 out of 5
    Book Type: Standalone


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    Review: His Dirty Girl

    His Dirty Girl His Dirty Girl by Jax Hart
    My rating: 4 of 5 stars

    Quick and dirty, fun and flirty! The story of nurse Ashley and Dr. Seth was a sweet, short and smutty read. It's clear that they're both incredibly attracted to each other but are unsure if the feelings are reciprocated and they're both fighting the intense chemistry that sparks between them. There wasn't much on plot but I certainly enjoyed the way this story was structured and I look forward to more from this new-to-me author.

    Release Date: May 21, 2017
    Genre: Erotic Romance/Smut
    POV: Dual - 1st person
    Steam: 5 out of 5
    Book Type: Standalone novella



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    Review: Grayson

    Grayson Grayson by Crimson Syn
    My rating: 4 of 5 stars

    WOWSA!! Grayson and Rahyne's story was really short but really hot. The author did a fine job of mixing smut and plot. Who could ask for more? I was already fascinated with Grayson's happy ending when I met him in Wolf and I'm pretty satisfied with the way it was accomplished. The Hell's Lovers are at war with the Moreno brothers and I can't wait to see how the story arc will play out when we get Rigg's story in August!

    Release Date: May 25, 2017
    Genre: MC Club Romance
    POV: Dual - 1st person
    Steam: 4 out of 5
    Book Type: Standalone - Book 2 of the Hell's Lovers series with character crossover


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    RUCKUS by L.J. Shen is LIVE!

    Title: Ruckus
    Series: Sinners of Saint #2
    Author: L.J. Shen
    Genre: Contemporary Romance
    Release Date: May 26, 2017


    Rosie

    They say that life is a beautiful lie and death a painful truth. They're right.
    No one has ever made me feel more alive than the guy who serves as a constant reminder that my clock is ticking.
    He is my forbidden, shiny apple.
    The striking fallacy to my blunt, raw, truth.
    He is also my sister's ex-boyfriend.
    One thing you should know before you judge me;
    I saw him first. I craved him first. I loved him first.
    Eleven years later, he waltzed into my life, demanding a second chance.
    Dean Cole wants to be my bronze horseman. My white knight has finally arrived. Hopefully, he isn’t too late.

    Dean

    They say the brightest stars burn out the fastest. They’re right.
    She sets my mind on fire.
    All smart mouth, snarky attitude and a huge heart.
    In a world where everything is dull, she shines like fucking Sirius.
    Eleven years ago, fate tore us apart.
    This time, I fucking dare it to try.
    Getting to her is a battlefield, but man, that’s why they call me Ruckus.
    Rosie LeBlanc is about to find out how hard I can fight.

    And conquering her will be the sweetest victory.

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    Title: The Bad Guy
    Author: Celia Aaron
    Genre: Dark Romance
    Release Date: May 21, 2017


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    My name is Sebastian Lindstrom, and I’m the villain of this
    story.
    I’ve decided to lay myself bare. To tell the truth for once in my hollow life, no matter how dark it gets. And I can assure you, it will get so dark that you’ll find yourself feeling around the blackened corners of my mind, seeking a door handle that isn’t there.
    Don’t mistake this for a confession. I neither seek forgiveness nor would I accept it. My sins are my own. They keep me company.
    Instead, this is the true tale of how I found her, how I stole her, and how I lost her.
    She was a damsel, one who already had her white knight. But every fairy tale has a villain, someone waiting in the wings to rip it all down. A scoundrel who will set the world on fire if that means he gets what he wants. That’s me.
    I’m the bad guy.

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