Dark Velvet by Lisa Carlisle – Review

20978095Dark Velvet (Chateau Seductions #1)

by Lisa Carlisle

Grad student Savannah Evans is thrilled to be accepted as a resident to a prestigious art colony. Where else would she be able to focus on her craft of writing poetry in a setting like that of the medieval-styled castle? The remote New England island is a respite from her hectic city life. When she meets her benefactor, a mysterious French sculptor, her expectations for carefree days writing near the ocean are distracted by unprofessional fantasies about her sponsor.

Antoine Chevalier built Les Beaux Arts on DeRoche Island to bring purpose back to an existence that has lost meaning. He’s wandered the earth for decades and finds solace in returning to art. When Savannah applies for a residency, something about her words touches him. After her arrival, a physical attraction grows between them, which he struggles against. She deserves more than someone of his kind.

Antoine proposes they become lovers during her stay. But the situation turns complicated when Savannah discovers his secret. She had suspicions about his identity, but finds the truth overwhelming. Consumed by her desire for Antoine and faced with a tough decision, she is blind to the danger that has arrived at DeRoche Island.

New adult erotic romance (18+)
Paranormal / vampire / gargoyle / shapeshifter 

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Review

This book is great.  It starts out in a Castle and when Savannah and Antoine meet.  Then things start heating up.  I couldn’t put this book down until I was done.  It’s a great read.

4.5 of 5 LOVE TAPS

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review by Dora

Enflamed Series #1-3 by Clarissa Wild – Review

Raveled By You (Enflamed, #1)Raveled By You (Enflamed #1)

by Clarissa Wild

Blurb:

Coping with her unloving boyfriend and struggling to make ends meet, Chloe Young bumps into the mysterious and sexy Japanese Kaito Nagao during a coffee break and her world is turned upside down. Finally desired again, Chloe finds it hard to resist his advances and the connection she feels.
This hot and titillating encounter will lead Chloe to question her decisions, forcing her to crush hearts by choosing between a new chance at happiness and her life as it used to be.

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Review: 

Was a very interesting book, it was a free read, so I figured why not, when I opened it, I noticed it only had about 50 pages.  It was really short, but it was enough to get my curiosity going, so I am definitely going to buy book 2.

4 of 5 LOVE TAPS

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Hooked By You (Enflamed, #2)Hooked By You (Enflamed #2)

by Clarissa Wild 

Blurb: 

After the steamy one-night stand with sexy, mysterious and Japanese Kaito, Chloe tries to confess to her boyfriend Ethan, only to be overthrown by his sudden raging libido.

One hot night wasn’t enough to quell her longing and then Ethan suddenly wanted to make love to her again … Hard to say no to that.

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Review:

Wow, what a difference from her first book to her second.  Definitely longer and more detailed.  Fell in love with the main characters Cloe and Kato and in book one you almost feel sorry for the boyfriend Ethan, not here, he turns out to be crazy.  Truly a great read.

5 of 5 LOVE TAPS

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Cling To You (Enflamed, #3)Cling To You (Enflamed #3)

by Clarissa Wild

Blurb:

After she confessed, Chloe’s relationship with headstrong Ethan was over and now she’s gone back to hot, mysterious and Japanese Kaito. Her last solace turns out to be more than just a fling and she wants to stay with Kaito, even though she still doesn’t know who he really is. Determined to find out his secret life, she searches for the truth, but will their romance survive?

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Review: 

This series just keeps getting better and better.  Now with Cloe being able to be with Kato, all bets are off.  This is a very steamy book and it definitely leaves you wanting your own Kato.  This is a truly must read series, if you like hot and steamy romance novels.  You get it all with this series.

5 of 5 LOVE TAPS

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* free copies provided for honest reviews

review by Dora