Review for Curvy Seduction: Circus by Aidy Award

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SYNOPSIS: Angelina has agreed to let Gray train her in the ways of submission and Domination. And he’s driving her crazy. She thought there’d be lots of sexy times, specifically with him. Not so much. If Gray isn’t going to give her what she wants, she’s going to find it herself. At the Asylum.
Grayson’s head is going to explode. Angelina knows how to push his buttons, but she’s gone too far this time. The Asylum is no place for someone as sweet and tempting as his Angel, especially when Foster Bennett is in control.
A harem, a lover who can’t give up control, and a curvy girl going after her dreams is a three ring circus. Both Angelina and Gray are going to have a hard time protecting their lives and their hearts from getting trampled in the third installment of the Curvy Seduction serial.
Curvy Seduction: Circus is the third in a six-part serial telling the story of Angelina, also known as the present day owner of Angels and Devils, the BDSM club from the Curvy Love series.
Each part has a full story, but will leave you wanting oh, so much more from this tempting couple.
You’ll have lots of fun getting more and more of Gray and Angel’s story in each part of this curvy seduction.

REVIEW: This is the 3rd installment in the Curvy Series. It gives you a more in depth view of each of the characters. I liked how each individual was given their own personality and characteristics. Cade is the dom who won’t take orders from anyone. Dominic is the switch that tries to play both sides of the coin. Then there is Illario who is a submissive true and true and only wants to give pleasure to Angelina. All three men are gorgeous, daring and sexy as ever. Angelina decides to train to be a dominatrix and Grayson is having no part of it. Neither is Cade for that matter.

I was disappointed in how the story ended. I am not a fan of a cliff hanger and I don’t want to spoil the ending of the book but I was not a happy camper. That is the only reason I am giving this book a 4 Love tap.

Miss Award continues to pull me in with her story of Angelina and Grayson and I can’t wait for the next installment.

Reviewed by Mistress Mary4 love taps

Review for Awakening by Cassandra Carr

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SYNOPSIS: Vanessa Clark is doing a research paper for one of her last classes – Psychology of Sex – before receiving her Bachelors’ degree. Once she discovers the topic of BDSM, everything else pales in comparison. But where will she learn about it? The Internet has its limits, and Vanessa needs to talk to real-life practitioners of BDSM to really understand the lifestyle and write about it. Will Astin, who serves as a dungeon master at a local BDSM club, doesn’t expect to find a gorgeous, irresistible young woman when he agrees to a meet and greet with a college student as a favor to the club’s owner.

Even better, she’s interested in learning about BDSM for what he suspects are more than scholarly reasons, and Will decides he’s just the man to teach her about it, hopefully claiming her for his own. Will and Vanessa begin a journey which teaches both of them there’s more to BDSM than meets the eye. In the process, they grow closer, but when Will’s job puts him in the line of fire – literally – their roles are reversed and Vanessa has to take charge. Can they handle the rapid shift in their burgeoning dynamic, or is their relationship doomed?

REVIEW: Awakening was a great read. I had to make myself put it down so I could go to work in the morning. Good details and story theme. I would recommend this book.

Reviewed by Jennifer

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Review for Only His by Jenika Snow

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SYNOPSIS: There’s only one man Gillian’s loved, and it’s the man that used to be married to her mother. The years have gone by, and her relationship with David is closer than ever. But what she wants from him she knows she can never have.

David stopped Gillian from getting assaulted seven years ago. After that his feelings for her changed into something dangerous. He loves her, would do anything for her, even if that means following her and making sure she’s safe.

He isn’t ashamed in what he does, because it’s all in the name of love. But when another man takes an interest in Gillian, David knows he can’t stand by and let that happen. But when Gillian finds out David’s all but stalking her, can he stand the thought that she may want nothing more to do with him? Will the betrayal be too much for her?

REVIEW: I love the writing style of this author. This dark romance has an extreme over-the-top alpha that is basically stocking his best friend/former stepdaughter because he needs to keep her safe. He’s in love with her and she’s in love with him but neither knows how each other feels. The sparks fly when the truth is revealed!

This is another great short story by this amazing author.  I can’t wait to read more.

Reviewed by Cheryl

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Review for Painkiller by Jenika Snow

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SYNOPSIS: Rosie’s the only girl he’s ever loved.  Rebel’s no good for her, but that doesn’t stop him from wanting her. He parties too hard, doesn’t care if he does well in school, and fights far too much. But it’s who he is, and no one can change that. But God does he want to be good enough for Rosie.

He’s the only boy she’s ever loved.

They call him Rebel, and the nickname suits him well. Rosie’s known him nearly her entire life, and they are the total opposite. She’s a bookworm, studies hard, and wants to get into a good college. Rebel could care less about any of that. But he’s always been there for her, no matter what, and they are as close as two people can get, but just as friends … or can there be more?

REVIEW: This is a step brother romance.The bad boy and the nerdy, sweet girl. SIZZLING! It was a good quick read but I had a problem with one little detail in the story. They may both have been adults and 18 years old but they were still in high school. That’s just a little too taboo for me. If that weren’t the case, I could’ve enjoyed the story much more and it would’ve been a 5-star read.

With that being said, I will still continue to enjoy the AMAZING short stories written by this author and I look forward to more in the future.

Reviewed by Cheryl

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Review for Renegade Heart by Nina Barrett

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SYNOPSIS: As if Vegas didn’t have excitement enough, December brings the National Finals Rodeo to the city. Heading the Imperial Hotel’s participation as a host hotel, Kerstin Hennepin is rushing to a meeting when a fall sends her tumbling into a stranger’s arms and he’s in no hurry to let her go.

Jake Aaron is a troubleshooter for the rodeo Or maybe he’s just plain trouble. Their attraction is instant and one close encounter leads to another, but Jake comes with plenty of questions. True he’s busy handing the offstage antics of rowdy rodeo contestants, but does his job also include romancing a young barrel rider and carrying a concealed weapon?

With the finale of the Finals approaching, Kerstin needs answers. But when her search for the truth reveals more is going on behind the scenes than on the arena floor, she and Jake are squarely in someone’s cross hairs.

REVIEWThis story had a little bit of everything in it. There was the suspense of figuring out what was happening at the rodeo, the romance of Kersten the activities director of the Imperial Inn in Las Vegas. Also there was the rodeo with cowboys and the miss rodeo pageant. So much going on that it kept me guessing.

Kersten is faced with a touch decision. Start a new romance with Jake Aaron or try to rekindle her old relationship with David. Kersten is a strong, smart woman and I liked how she handled being in charge of the activities while her boss was gone.

The suspense comes in with a mysterious canister turning up at the hotel and is taken to Kersten’s office and forgotten about. Until a series of break ins start occurring.

I was surprised that I liked this story. I am not a reader of cowboys so when I read this
I was pleasantly surprised. I liked it and I would recommend it.

Reviewed by Mistress Mary

 

Review for Hot Stuff by Cj Fosdick

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SYNOPSIS:  Hot Stuff takes on double meaning when klutzy Kate is faced with rookie cop Dallas looking for a stolen lawn statue. In her quiet, crime-free Wisconsin village, Kate has her hands full writing slogans for candy hearts and keeping her kleptomaniac brother with Asperger’s Syndrome inside the law. Even her grandmother’s famous snickerdoodle cookies can’t ameliorate the crime when a stolen lawn statue turns out to be a drug dispenser. Will Kate rise above her concern of what Dallas’s uniform represents and admit the charming Texas rookie is the man of her dreams?

 

REVIEW:  This is a great love story. Kate is taken by surprise when she meets the new cop in town, Dallas. He is “Hot Stuff.” He is looking for a garden gnome that was stolen from a neighbor of theirs. Her place was the first place that the cops always looked because her brother liked collecting or stealing things for his garden in the back yard. Little does Kate know that her brother did take it and it was in their house?

She decides to try and return it but can’t take it back. Then she winds up on a date with Dallas and she has the item in her trunk when the tire needs to be changed. She worries about him finding the item that was stolen and then it is taken from her. She doesn’t want to lie to Dallas but she fears for her brother not knowing there is more to the story of the garden gnome.

I liked this short story. It was sweet with a little spice in it.  Kate and Dallas hit it off right away. I think it took them both by surprise which is a nice surprise for me the reader too.

I recommend this book.

Reviewed by Mistress Mary

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Review for One Wild Ride by April Elizabeth Brock

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SYNOPSIS: It’s not that mechanic Tate McHenry can’t go out with a guy more than twice, it’s just that she’s never dated one who can keep her interest for that long. But Tate’s tired of being alone. Since she can’t find a man who’s exciting enough, she hatches a plan to make one exciting instead.

Financial adviser Jack Donovan’s high-stress career on Wall Street is slowly killing him, so he quits his job and sells his sports car. He rents a house from an old friend in the small town of Unity, Pennsylvania for one reason: to relax. But the gorgeous blonde he meets on his first day in town seems determined to destroy all his dreams of peace and quiet.

When these polar opposites meet, spark plugs fly, and being together is anything but relaxing…

REVIEW:  Tate is a very resourceful lady. She gets in a fight with her cousin who has come to town for her best friend’s wedding. They wind up making a bet about Tate finding a man for the wedding. Tate is not one to back down and she bet her beautiful restored car that she could find her own date. Now she has to come up with a guy that can hold her interest for more than a night to keep her car.

Jack Donovan happens to be the man who is renting out her grandparent’s house from her brother. Little did she know the he and her brother are friends. Jack learns soon enough that Tate won’t give up and finds that the stress from his job isn’t there when he spends some time with Tate. He starts liking her and by the end of the week has enjoyed himself a lot.

I enjoyed this story. Jack was happy leaving the high-stress life to come to a small town and get the peace he thought he needed. But he really needed to get out of the city and away from his old job. One woman was going to help him enjoy his life again. She wasn’t taking no for an answer.

I recommend this story.

Reviewed by Mistress Mary

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Review of For Keeps by Veronica Lynch

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SYNOPSIS:  Meghan Muldoon is at a crossroads: struggling to balance the demands of a high stress vocation as an advocate for victims of violence and her feelings for Keenan Rossi, a man who wants to make their relationship permanent.

On Valentine’s Day, a series of routine crises force Meg to question staying in a profession which fulfills her both professionally and spiritually–or devoting the rest of her life to the one person who completes her.

Which one is For Keeps?

REVIEW:  Great short Valentines Story. The two characters loved each other but were stubborn when it came to giving up their independent jobs. Meghan realizes what is important. That is being with the man she loves, Keenan. She has to decide what to do about the all-consuming job and her love for her man.

Terrific characters make this story flow smoothly until the story is over. I was very engrossed in it and couldn’t stop reading it.

Reviewed by Mistress Mary

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Review of I’m Sure by Beverly Breton

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SYNOPSIS: During the day, Megan surrounds herself with water lilies and goldfish in the ponds she creates. At night, memories of her lying ex-boyfriend are a reminder she can never again trust a man.

Jason embraces his career as paramedic firefighter, even though ugly experience declares his profession a greedy mistress. During quiet nights at the station, he wonders if this bachelor existence is all he’ll ever know.

Then Jason meets Megan and sparks fly, chased by flashes of anger when Jason, battling a raging
apartment fire, stands up Megan on their first date. Is St. Valentine powerful enough to bring these two strong-willed people together?

REVIEW:  Both characters are strong and had jobs they loved. Jason is a firefighter and paramedic. Megan works at a nursery taking care of ponds. When a chance meeting throws them together Cupid steps in and does the rest. Jason is a fish out of water looking for a “hose” to fix his aunt’s pond. Megan is there to rescue him this time. He will turn on the charm and soon they are having a lunch date. What a great love story.

Review by Mistress Mary

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Review for Caught by Cassandra Carr

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SYNOPSIS:  When Callie returns to her hometown for the holidays she comes face to face with her old lover and Dominant, Jack. She left him three years ago believing he could never be the happily-ever-after man she needed. Yet Jack still wants her and she finds herself wanting to submit to him again.

As Jack and Callie explore their Dominant/submissive relationship, Callie gets drawn deep into Jack’s world all over again. For his part, Jack can’t seem to forget how she nearly ruined him when she took off without even saying good-bye all those years ago, but he’s afraid his baser needs will destroy Callie.

If Callie gives Jack another chance to prove he can be what she needs, can Jack overcome his own fears and claim Callie forever?

REVIEW:  Callie returns and is attending a party and sees her ex Dom right away. She turns to leave and he grabs her arm to get her attention. She goes right back into her submissive mind for him. She loves him even though it has been three years and she wants to submit to him again even if it is only for a short time.

Jack sees Callie from afar at the party he is attending and wants her like he never wanted anything in his life. He was crushed when she left him 3 years ago and he wants to know why she left but he also wants her to submit to him. They decide to be in this D/S relationship while she is home and see where things go.

Callie knows from the start that she is falling hard for him again but she is different and she won’t take anything less from Jack except his soul and his heart. Jack has never told Callie he loves her and that is what she wants. She wants the husband, kids and the white picket fence and she tells him that maybe he can’t change and be what she needs.

Jack figures the only way to show her he loves her is to submit to her. Give Callie control over him. She is shocked and wants to submit to her Dom not control him. Jack has to realize that he can’t live without her. That is a hard thing for a dominant to do. He is supposed to be in control.

I really like this story. The author has two strong characters that have their own mind set on what they want out of the relationship. But as they spend time together they learn they don’t want to be without each other. I love that their love is still as strong when they see each other again as when Callie left. Callie is a lot stronger now and knows she won’t settle for anything but all of Jack and hopes he can give himself to her fully.

I highly recommend this story.

Reviewed by Mistress Mary

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