Saved By His Submissive (The WILD Boys Of Special Forces #1) by Angel Payne – Review

Saved By His Submissive (The W.I.L.D. Boys Of Special Forces, #1)Saved By His Submissive (The WILD Boys Of Special Forces #1)

by Angel Payne 

Garrett Hawkins is the most valuable asset to his Special Forces unit—because frankly, the guy doesn’t care if he lives or dies anymore. Since the love of his life, Sage Weston, was kidnapped and killed with her medical unit a year ago, Garrett has turned the shell of his soul into the impenetrable armor of a finely-tuned fighting machine. Being the first tapped for the unit’s craziest missions is just fine by him. The less time for memories, and the agony they carve into his soul, the better.

It’s a plan that works—until one night, deep in the jungles of Thailand, Garrett’s world is upended when memories become stunning reality. The unit is called to rescue a group of kidnapped aid workers, only the head count on the retrieval is unexpectedly doubled. Sage and her teammates, believed dead, are very much alive. Only now that Sage is back in his arms, Garrett doesn’t know what to do. He has changed in dramatic and daunting ways, especially in the darker tastes of his passion. If he touches Sage again, he’ll want to claim her, restrain her…dominate her.

Is Sage’s love strong enough to let Garrett back in not only as her fiancé, but her Dominant? Can she trust that visiting the new shadows of his life will lead her to ecstasy and not ruin? Or can it be that Garrett’s discipline is exactly what her own soul needs to find its way back to life—and love—once again?



Okay, this is the first book I’ve read by Ms. Payne and will probably not be the last.  Now there were things I really like about the book and things that had me scratching my head.  I am going to keep this pretty vague so I don’t give anything away.

A little over a year ago Garrett’s fiancee, Sage is kidnapped and then murdered or so he thinks.  Now on a rescue mission he discovers she’s alive and let the story begin.  There are a lot of BDSM moments in this book, which I love, but some worked and some didn’t.

I just had a hard time connecting with the characters at times.

I guess if I went through a traumatic experience I’d be a little bit more damaged than our heroine was.  Not saying there is anything wrong with being a strong person but I expected to see a little more drama dealing with that.  Anyway I definitely will check out the next book, I liked this one it just wasn’t one of my favorites.

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3.5 of LOVE TAPS

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review by Rachel

Text (Take It Off #4) by Cambria Hebert – Review

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by Cambria Hebert

One text can change everything.

Honor Calhoun never thought her life would ever be like the books she writes for a living. One morning while out for a run, she learns not all bad things are plots in novels. Some horrors can actually come true. She faces off with a persistent attacker, holds her own, but in the end is taken hostage and thrown into a hole. In the middle of the woods.

But Honor didn’t go down there alone. She took her kidnapper’s phone with her. With a spotty signal and a dying battery, her hope is slim.

Nathan Reed is an active duty Marine stationed at a small reserve base in Pennsylvania. All he wants is a calm and uneventful duty station where he can forget the memories of his time in a war-torn country. But a single text changes everything. Nathan becomes Honor’s only hope for survival, and he has to go against the clock, push aside his past, and take on a mission for a girl he’s never met.

Both of them want freedom… but they have to survive long enough to obtain it.



I loved this book!!  I was super excited to get the chance to review this especially since I’ve devoured the other books in this series.  Now even though it is a series, each book is a standalone, with no interconnecting characters.

Now back to this book.  Honor is out jogging when a man attacks her on the trail, she fights and fights but he over powers her and he ends up throwing her into a hole in the middle of the woods. (Can we say Silence of the Lambs!!)  He leaves her all alone in the dark, but she realizes she has his phone, but no service.  When all hope seems to be lost the phone shows a text message, and from there the story takes off.

Ms. Hebert writes the right mix of suspense and romance in this series.  I loved both Honor and Nathan so much.  I think they are by far my favorite couple out of this series.  Now granted there were a few things that were headscratchers and from reviews I’ve seen they all agree with the same thing.  But aside from that I’ll admit I’m a fan of the insta-love because come on, who hasn’t at one point dreamed of meeting someone and just knowing right then and there.  Anyhow if you like a romance that has a little bit of suspense, heat and laughs, than Text is certainly the book for you.

I can’t wait to see what she does next.

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4.5 of 5 LOVE TAPS


review by Rachel

One Ride by Chelsea Camaron – Review & Giveaway

Title: One Ride (The Hellions Ride)
Author: Chelsea Camaron
Genre: Erotica
Publication Date: December 19, 2013


Delilah “Doll” Reklinger never imagined her life with anyone that wasn’t a Hellion. She never imagined a Hellion would come along and prove himself worthy enough to her father, Roundman, Hellions Club President. Content in living in the bubble of safety the motorcycle club family has always provided, Doll never thought that danger surrounded her.

Roundman has kept the Hellions contained for the last thirty years by controlling the chaos surrounding their lifestyle. When the dangerous side to their business comes knocking on his door, he realizes his precious Doll isn’t safe. The Hellions code may be that women and children are off limits in any altercation or dispute, but that doesn’t mean their enemies follow that same moral compass.

His only child, now in danger from the association to him and his club, Roundman makes a decision. He sends her away to a charter club, in hopes that the trouble won’t follow.

One ride across the country. One simple ride. Talon “Tripp” Crews has been ordered to take Doll on one ride away and to keep her safe. She’s off limits, his head knows this, but his body can’t deny the sparks between them. She’s feisty, fierce, and fearless. Constantly in close confines together, can they deny the chemistry? Will they give into the attraction between them? Can one ride turn lust into love?

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One ride for me, was a pretty good read.  It was a little different than other MC books I’ve read.  I was expecting more from this story than what I got.

Doll, she was likeable enough but I just didn’t feel her connection to Tripp.  Don’t get me started on him.  Although I liked him sometimes, he does something that is really kind of s****y and I could’ve looked past it but again their connection didn’t come through to me, and it was hard to buy into their relationship.  There were a couple of parts that were kind of cheesy.

The sex scenes were just okay and I was hoping for a little more suspence.  Overall, it was a pretty good read.  If there is going to be any more books I will definitely read them, some of the secondary characters stood out to me and made me curious about them.

I wished I liked it more than I did, but I wouldn’t discourage anyone from reading it.

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3 of 5 LOVE TAPS

review by Rachel

Chelsea Camaron was born and raised in Coastal North Carolina. She currently resides in Southern Louisiana with her husband and two children but her heart is always Carolina day dreaming.

Chelsea always wanted to be a writer, but like most of us, let fear of the unknown grab a hold of her dream; she realized that if she was going to tell her daughter to go for her dreams, that it was time to follow her own advice.

Chelsea grew up turning wrenches alongside her father, and from that grew her love for old muscle cars and Harley Davidson motorcycles, which just so happened to inspired her ‘Daddy’s Girls’ series. Her love for reading has sparked a new love for writing and she currently has a few more projects in the works.

When she is not spending her days writing you can find her playing with her kids, attending car shows, going on motorcycle rides on the back of her husband’s Harley, snuggling down with her new favorite book or watching any movie that Vin Diesel might happen to be in.

She hates being serious and is still a big kid at heart. She is a small town country girl enjoying life and, Chelsea hopes that her readers remember not to take life too seriously and to embrace your inner five year old, because five year olds know how to enjoy the simple things in life and how to always have fun.



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The thoughts of having her like this for my lifetime brings warmth deep inside of me. Today, I bring her back to my house. Tonight, I will have her in my bed. Tomorrow, I return her to her world. Tomorrow, I say goodbye to my lifeline. Tomorrow, I say goodbye to my heart because when I leave, I leave it with her. As much as it’s going to suck, I’m going to leave her. It’s going to crush me, but I’m going to walk away. The other thing Pop’s always said, “Don’t give your woman unnecessary pain.” My life would be unnecessary pain for Doll.

I have all of today, tonight, and tomorrow’s ride to make sure Doll knows she’s my treasure. Starting in this moment, when I gently rub the back of my hand against her face. Knowing she’s asleep, I share what’s on my mind.

Whispering to her, “You’re everything, Doll. You’re the good in me. When the days get long, you’ll be what pulls me through. I’m gonna let you go, but I’m always gonna carry you with me.” I watch her breathing.

No longer able to contain myself, I move to kiss her forehead. Rolling her over, I kiss her cheek, then her neck. She’s waking up under me. I take my time trailing kisses over her neck and collar bone. She reaches up, running her fingers through my hair. Our eyes meet. The words are on the tip of my tongue, but unable to come out. I see the love this woman has for me in the depths of those piercing blue eyes. Does she see what I feel for her? Does she see the man behind the bike? Rather than speak the words, I spend my morning making love to her body. Taking in every second of this and committing it to my memory in a way to last me a lifetime.

Tomorrow, she’ll be home. Tomorrow, our ride will end. Tomorrow, I’ll be man enough to walk away. We’re in too deep. I never should’ve let this happen, emotions and entanglements are things I don’t do. Today, I’ll give her all of me. Today, I’ll take everything I can. Today, I’ll let my weakness for her consume me.


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Ripple by L.D. Cedergreen – Interview, Review & Giveaway

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Kendall Brooks has an impossible decision: Tell the truth or protect the lie?

She has buried herself in years of undergrad, medical school, and now her residency–hoping to leave behind what she is unable to face.

Her world is rocked to the core when she returns to her small hometown and runs smack dab into her first love, Adam McCoy.

Adam is the key. He stirs up old emotions that send Kendall spiraling back in time, remembering all the moments that led them to her ultimate deception.

Will revealing the truth of what transpired all those years ago provide her the self-forgiveness that she desperately craves or will her devastating secret destroy the only man she has ever truly loved, shattering her heart in its wake?

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I stood at the cold dark water’s edge, my reflection staring back at me from the glasslike surface. The reflection of a girl that I no longer knew. I breathed in the overwhelming scent of pine and recognized the tranquility that surrounded me. The soft hum of the city in the distance, the echo of an eagle’s cry overhead, the steady drum of my heart—the only sounds that could be heard in the quiet serenity that was present all around me.

Inside an entirely different scene existed. Whirling thoughts, like hurricane-force winds, blew through my mind while a dark, thunderous storm was raging inside my soul, cutting the power to the central organ of my existence—my heart. I was destined to weather this storm on my own. After all, like Mother Nature, I was the controlling force behind these conditions.

I threw a stone into the mirrored surface of the water before me and watched the small circular wave expand from the point where it broke through the stillness.

It was hard not to think of the stone as the choice I had made, the choice that inevitably created waves in the smooth waters of my life. The first lie, like the first ripple in the water, seemed so small but quickly became more significant. Each wave growing in size and depth, impossible to stop. The effect from that one choice spread through my life like the ripple moving across the surface of the water.

I longed for the stillness.

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L.D. Cedergreen has always enjoyed writing.  It started as short stories, and later developed into poetry–some of which has been published–and now her first full-length novel.  She’s a vivid day dreamer, a passionate reader, and a fan of all music.  

She is a small town girl at heart.  Originally from Washington State, she now resides in Southern California with her husband and two little ones. As much as she would like to call herself a beach girl, she is–without a doubt– grounded by her small town roots.


-Thank you for stopping by We Love Kink!  We’re so glad you decided to sit down and chat with us.  Can you tell us a little bit about yourself in case the readers haven’t met you before?

Thank you for taking the time to share Ripple on your blog!

Besides being a writer, I’m a full-time mom of two and a busy volunteer in my community.  I grew up in a small town but now live in a beach community in Southern California.  I am an avid reader–obsessed with my kindle, drink way too much coffee, and pretty much never sleep!


– Please share some juicy details about your latest release.

Ripple is a very personal story for me.  Having grown-up in a small town, experiencing that all-encompassing first love – like so many of us have; I poured so much of my own emotion into it.  I think that anyone can relate to this story on some level as it covers a variety of different issues, events, and stages of life. I have been surprised at the feedback that I have received from men, first that they read it in the first place, but secondly, that they have reached out to let me know that they were so touched by this story that it brought them to tears.


-What draws you to Romance?

I love to feel an emotional connection to a story and its characters and I crave a happy ending!


-When did you realize you were a writer?

I think the first moment that I realized I was a writer was when I finished Ripple.  I felt a connection to this story more than I had ever connected to a project in the past, but I wasn’t sure if I would finish it.  It didn’t feel real until I finished the epilogue and then I sat back with tears in my eyes and thought, “Damn, I just wrote a novel!”

-Where do you, as an author, draw the line on subject matter?

I draw the line at extreme violence or uncomfortable sexual content.  I want to take readers to the edge of their comfort level, let them linger there for a moment, craving more, but then dial it back before they feel like maybe this story isn’t really their thing.  I want to write stories that speak to everyone!


-What or who were your early influences?

In high school, I was obsessed with Danielle Steel novels and the classics all at    the same time.


-How do you deal with writer’s block?

Fortunately, I haven’t really experienced this too much, but when I do I can always find my way back with music.  I usually have a specific playlist and each song is linked to a character’s emotion or a specific scene in the story.  I get reconnected through the music!


-What is the best part of being a writer?  What is the most difficult part?

The best part of being a writer is having the ability to reach out and touch readers on an emotional level.  I have received countless emails and facebook messages from readers about how this story touched them or how it brought them a sense of clarity with a difficult situation in their life.  To know that I have reached just one person with a story that I wrote, to know that I have made some profound impact in their life–makes it all worth it.

The most difficult part about being a writer is finding a balance in my life between writing and everything else.


-Who are a few of your favorite authors?

That’s a tough one.  I read 2-3 books a week and I love so many authors. Colleen Hoover, Tarryn Fisher, Tammara Webber, and Jamie McGuire!


-What are three things that many people don’t know about you?

I’m a huge Seattle Seahawks fan!

I despise hair anywhere on my body (except for my head), laser hair removal is my new best friend!

The space underneath my bed usually looks like “Monica’s closet” on Friends. I tend to be a bit type A when it comes to household organization-but this one place is my weakness.


-Thank you so much for stopping by and talking to us!  It has been a lot of fun.  Is there anything else you’d like to add before we get to telling everyone about what they could win today?

Thank you for all the support for Indie Authors!  It is because of all of you that our stories are read!  Every time you download an ebook you are helping to make someone’s dream come true!!


Talk about a book that makes you feel so many emotions.  The author does a marvelous job of alternately between the past and the present.  I would say this book leaned more towards chic-lit, but I LOVED IT!!  It’s a second chance, secret and betrayal story that will break your heart than give you hope.
Kendall and Adam our h/H were both likable characters, even the I wanted to slap them both (Mostly Adam.).  I love the title because it is so true to this story, one tiny lie caused a chain of events that effected so many people, even if they didn’t know about it.
I honestly feel that this story gutted me.  I couldn’t stop crying, but it was so beautiful all the same. Kendall went through the ringer throughout the whole story and by the end I was so emotionally spent, but I was oh so happy.
I loved the realistic plot, and I’m sure there are women who can sympathize with Kendall and Adam.  I really would love another story to check in on them.  Have tissues handy when you read this story and don’t throw your reading device, I wanted to sooooo bad, but I’m glad I didn’t *:) happy
4 1/2 of 5 LOVE TAPS
review by Rachel


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The Home Court Advantage (Lawyers in Love #2) by N.M. Silber – Review & Giveaway

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Author: N.M. Silber

Genre: Sexy Romantic Comedy/Light Adult Contemporary Romance 18+

Publication Date: November 19, 2013


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Gabrielle and Braden have fallen in love and face a bright future together if they can just survive all of the crazy people they encounter, like anonymous napkin droppers, UFO enthusiasts, crooked businessmen, nude drunk drivers, and a woman who tries to break into jail. When the gavel falls will the verdict be happily ever after?

Come join the fun as the sexiest couple in the Philadelphia Criminal Court System shares more witty banter and red hot lovin’ with a dash of mystery thrown in. The story that began with The Law of Attraction concludes with lots of love and laughter in The Home Court Advantage.

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Once upon a time … N.M. Silber was a criminal defense attorney who got up each morning, donned her power suit and sensible pumps, downed a gallon of coffee and set out to “fight the good fight” while trying to not go insane. Having a dark sense of humor and a sarcastic wit helped — a lot. Another thing that helped was reading. As escapism was the goal, she liked to read romance novels, especially really funny ones and really sexy ones. Then one day something beautiful happened — she read one that was both funny and sexy at the same time. She hung up her power suit, put away her sensible pumps, and moved her coffee mug to her computer. Now she writes funny and smutty romance novels herself and she lives happily ever after.

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Again Ms. Silber hits it out of the park.  Home Court Advantage is book #2 of Lawyers in Love.  I was so excited to get to review this one since I reviewed book #1 The Law of Attraction.  Again I was not disappointed.  Ms. Silber writes when hell of a romance.  If you were lucky enough to read the first book then you’ll enjoy book #2.
The story picks up right where the first book left off.  Gabrielle and Braden are now engaged but they are dealing with the person sending Gabrielle notes.  The court cases they try are hilarious as always and I usually laugh the entire time I read them.
The chemistry between them is still intense and the sexy-time scenes, as always, are H-O-T!  Ms. Silber knows how to write likeable characters, both main ones and secondary ones.  The interaction between all of the friends is great and you can’t help but wish for friends like that.  I’m super excited that it looks like the stories in the series will continue.
One thing that was my favorite was their dog, Bruno.  I laughed so hard at their interactions with the him and how they talked to him.
As always I don’t want to say too much because I want it to be a nice surprise when you read it.  I will say this, this book had many moments where I could picture myself there because I was drawn into their world.
Read it, you won’t be disappointed and can’t wait to see what’s next.  Oh and Braden and Gabrielle’s story isn’t a cliffhanger like the first, but I’m sure it won’t be the last we see of them!
4 of 5 LOVE TAPS
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Finding You by S.K. Hartley – Excerpt, Review & Giveaway


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‘I will always take care of you’

My pain started when I was just ten years old, it was the day my mom got that dreaded phone call. Life has never been the same….

‘I will always protect you’

I am all kinds of broken….

I have known Logan White since forever, he is my brothers best friend and my secret protector. I used to have nightmares that drew me into a dark place and when the nightmares got too much, Logan was by my side. The nightmares are few and far between now, but my life is centered around the tragedy of my past.

Logan is the definition of ‘man whore’, with girls lining around the block to drop their panties at the click of his fingers. But after an unexpected moment things change. Now Logan is somebody else; hot, sexy and so damn delicious and I want to know him. Desperately.

But then there is Angel Walker who is far from the angelic nature of his name, with eyes so hypnotic that I lose my inhabitation’s just by staring into them. But he is a broken man who just screams sin. He doesn’t want to protect me or care for me, He just wants me.

Do I want the man who can cut through all of my pain or the man who could cause me more?

Fists will fly, hearts will shatter and desire will be fueled.


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Ten white petals…


One yellow centre…


One…thud. Two…thud. Three…thud.

I can feel hands around my throat, my breathing becoming shallow as I try to scream on the inside, not knowing if my own nightmare filled with the demons of my past will kill me while I sleep. My heartbeat roaring as it pounded relentlessly, leaving a ringing sensation in my ears. The smell of antiseptic so potent against my nostrils suddenly hit me, it was so strong that I could taste it in the back of my throat. The pressure around my neck slackened enough for me to get my bearings, I was back on the bridge again, pinned to the wooden slabs by someone or something I couldn’t see nor describe. There was no where to go, I was trapped on the bridge that lead to no where, keeping me forever in the darkness, never to see the light again.

I could taste the fear in my throat drowning out the antiseptic, I could feel my fear pouring into my gut as my body absorbed it, it was in my bones, in my soul. The fear in the air caused me to look back at demon above me, a black and smoky silhouette figure towering over my tiny frame, I could never make out who or what the demon was, but I knew I should fear it.

The grip around my neck tightened once more, my hands trying to reach for anything to help free me, but there was nothing, there was always nothing. I could see the bridge clearly but I could never feel it against my skin, just the subconscious pressure of it against my back, a mixture of pressure and the feeling of floating.

“Stop, please. No!” I wanted to scream but my vision was becoming blurred as my head swam with weightlessness. Images projected against the dark shadow of the demon above me, a car severely damaged, flashing blue lights and screaming, organized chaos.

I thought I was going to die, I was ready just to let go, but I never died in my nightmares, I just hung on the edge, the demon making me remember.

Suddenly the nightmare slowly started to release me, the twisted dark depths of my past slowly fading into a painful reminder of what was cruelly taken, what I would never get back.

Thud…my heart slamming against my chest.

Thud…my throat constricting tightly.

Thud…my lungs burning with every breath.

Thud. Thud. Thud.

My lids were heavy, so heavy that I didn’t think I could open my eyes.

“Come back to me” A familiar soothing voice wrapped around around my mind, trying to release me of my own painful imprisonment.

I tried desperately to speak to the voice, wanting them to pull me out from the torture that held me captive within my own mind, my tongue heavy and my mouth dry. My skin becoming saturated with sweat, my toes curling as if in pain, my heart heavy with unrelenting sadness.

The light was almost to much to bare as I finally managed to open my eyes, squinting as the light penetrated my pupils, burning right through me. There was a figure above me once more, but it wasn’t dark and twisted like the demons in my nightmares, it was home. I’m home.

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S.K. Hartley is a mother, wife, avid reader and writer based in the not so sunny North West of England. You can find her either glued to her computer desk, in the library (yes they still exist) or floating around her favorite authors book signings!

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I’m going to gush just for a second so bare with me…..I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!!!!!
This is my first time reading anything by this author and I’m sure it will not be the last.  I try not to go to much into the plot, simply because I feel like I’m giving too much away.  So I’m gonna try and keep this simple.
One, this is book # 1 so there is definitely going to be another(thank god).  I felt so many emotions while I read this book.  The picture painted of a girl who felt she was broken was so vivid it broke my heart.  That kind of loss would certainly do that to a person.  You find out the loss in the prologue and I was crying right away.
Nev is a sophmore in college, she attends with her brother, his best friend and her best friend.  Love triangles are hard books to read because there is not always an easy choice.  Logan, her brother’s best friend, is the quarterback and man-whore.  Angel is the hot bad boy type who is in her music class with her.  She’s drawn to both men for different reasons but throughout the book she says she chooses Angel, that she loves him, but she LOVES Logan but has a lot of hangups about them being together.  I can’t decide who I want her to pick, but I’m leaning towards Logan because what he feels for her….WOW!!
The ending was slightly predictable, but only to a point and boy did it throw me for a loop!!!  I need the next book, like yesterday.

5 of 5 LOVE TAPS


review by Rachel

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