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Review: Wolf Bite by Nina West


Author: Nina West

Book: Wolf Bite (Wolf Cove #2)

Wolf Bait (Wolf Cove #1)

tl;dr recommendation:  I’m all fucking in when it comes to this series. Nina writes a teasing, sexy and sultry book without being scandalous. 5 stars.

Book Summary:

Isolated in the luxurious Wolf Cove Hotel in Alaska, Abbi Mitchell is thousands of miles away from her family and friends.

In the hands of a predator. Potentially.

After discovering condemning information about the mercurial man who controls her day-to-day work life and, now, her most intimate private life as well, Abbi’s not sure she can continue on with… whatever is going on between her and Henry Wolf. Especially when he’s about to be thrown into a fiery media circus ring, and she, along with her reputation, will undoubtedly get dragged into it with him.

But breaking things off with the Big Bad Wolf now likely means losing her job and her summer of freedom, and going back to the farm and her controlling mother.

She’s not doing that.

Abbi does have something to hold over Henry’s head. If he forces her hand. If she has the guts to do what amounts to blackmail.

But will the all-powerful Henry Wolf concede, or will she finally feel his bite?

Wolf Bite is Book 2 in the Wolf Cove series and should be read after finishing Wolf Bait (Book 1).

Longer Review:

This book flat out turned me the fuck on. It’s the second in the series, so you need to read the first one, but really – it’s worth the investment. This review is going to be hard as hell to not spoilerize, but I’m going to give it my best shot.

Nina teases us with some of the hottest sex scenes I have ever read. This is a no joke, emergency vibrator situation. With the amount of sex that I read I sometimes get a little desensitized to it. It becomes clinical. It loses the shock value. NOT THIS BOOK. I was so built up and full of sexual tension that I grabbed my husband after a very specific truck scene and looked around for the nonexistent third guy that was going to live out this fantasy for me. When he never appeared I decided my husband would have to do. And he most certainly did.

But back to the book. Henry Wolf is a dick. We knew this from book 1, but we’re getting to know this even more in book 2. However, he’s a dick that’s completely infatuated with Abbi Mitchell. He’s under a teensy bit of other stress insomuch that his slimy brother is trying to squeeze the resort, Wolf Cove, from his grasp and an ex-paramour is trying to sue his ass, making false threats of forcible sexual assault. There’s a lot going on.

And Abbi is young. and inexperienced. and naive. and so so ughhhhh STUPID. She interprets events in such a way that make you want to take off your comfy slippers and throw them at her head, hoping the rubber soles knock some sense into her. BUT without her idiocy we wouldn’t get to experience one of The Hottest Threesome Scenes Ever. *picks slippers back up, pats Abbi’s head*

Nina builds the tension in this book masterfully. I actually was questioning whether I even wanted Abbi to get back together with Henry – and that’s HUGE for me. Not because I disliked him, but because goddamnit, I fucking loved everything else about this book. I should note that I usually hate it when the heroine sleeps with or messes around with anyone else even when she and the Hero aren’t together. Welp, throw that requirement out the window. I’m all fucking in when it comes to this series. Nina writes a teasing, sexy and sultry book without being scandalous.

I loved the ending, even though it anticipates a book 3. There’s no huge cliffhanger, which I thanked the Sex Gods for, because the entire book was a goddamn cliffhanger. Be prepared to be addicted. 5 Stars.

[I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review]

Review: Seduce Me by J. Kenner

Author: J. Kenner

Book: Seduce Me (Stark Trilogy #3.8)

Other books in series:

Release Me (Stark Trilogy #1)
Claim Me (Stark Trilogy #2)
Complete Me (Stark Trilogy #3)
Take Me (Stark Trilogy #3.5)
Have Me (Stark Trilogy #3.6)
Play My Game (Stark Trilogy #3.7)

tl;dr recommendation: fun and playful and incredibly erotic – 5 stars!

Book Summary:

I’ve never felt as close to anyone as I have with Damien Stark. I know every line of his body, every secret within his soul. There’s nothing I crave more than his touch, and with his kiss, he seals his claim.

Las Vegas is the perfect place for us, where we can indulge every desire and fantasy. But when someone from my past resurfaces, I can’t ignore my instinct that I have to make things right.

With Damien by my side, I feel safe no matter the danger. Our passion protects us, drives us, makes us whole. His pleasure is an exquisite game, and one that I’ll play forever.

Longer Review:

Let the seduction begin! Who doesn’t love a little role play in their marriage? Damien and Nikki are experts at playing the part, playing hard to get and playing to win. A little Vegas trip sets the stage for their charade but when a person from Nikki’s past makes an appearance, the curtains swing closed.

Kenner gives us more of the Starks who we so desperately love and pairs them with a little bit of drama that the story needs. These are two of my favorite characters EVER and I was so happy to see them back in action – and I mean that just how it sounds.

I was satisfied, seduced and warmed right back up. Damien can play with me – anytime, anywhere. This novella is fun and playful and incredibly erotic. Loved!

Review: Reclaim Me by Ann Marie Walker & Amy Rogers

Authors: Ann Marie Walker & Amy Rogers

Book: Reclaim Me (Chasing Fire #3)

Other Books in Series:

Remind Me (Chasing Fire #1) – my review is here
Release Me (Chasing Fire #2) – my review is here

tl;dr recommendation: Reclaim Me has all the feels, suspense and heat you’ve come to expect from these authors. 5 Stars!

Book Summary:

As the heart-pounding Chasing Fire trilogy concludes, a dangerous entanglement leaves Hudson and Allie wondering how much they’re willing to risk for the love they can’t live without…

There’s almost nothing Alessandra Sinclair wouldn’t do for Hudson Chase. He was her first love, and she’s determined that he’ll be her last. But when the terrible truth Hudson has been hiding comes to light, Allie finds herself caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse with a man from her past who’s determined to use what he knows to ruin Hudson. Now, the only way to save the man she loves may be to lose him forever…

Hudson has always known that the secrets he keeps could be his downfall, but he never expected them to put Allie’s life in danger as well. It’s time for him to come clean—before everything he’s ever wanted is destroyed…

Longer Review:

Unbelievably romantic and undeniably sexy, Walker & Rogers finished this series with flourish. I didn’t know if I could love Hudson more, but yet there I was, swooning and trying to climb my way inside my kindle.

We pick back up with Allie as she’s frantically trying to make covert moves to protect Hudson from Julian. Hudson, being the awesome man that he is, isn’t fooled. I have never been so thankful for their close connection than in the beginning of this book. I’m trying not to be spoilery, but my heart was jumping out of my chest and I was chewing on a nail while I prayed that the secrets would come to light. Just breathe. It’ll be ok. PROMISE.

The sex is, once again, outstanding. I am now a complete and utter believer in office sex. Sign me the fuck up. But what I love about this series is that while the sex is plentiful (and so freaking hot) this series is about so much more. Hudson’s deep growls, thoughtful planning, and panty-melting smile had my knees weak and my heart swelling.  If you’re looking for a romantic book – you need this series.

Reclaim Me is romance at its finest.

While the focus is always on Hudson – ok, my focus is always on Hudson – let’s not forget about Allie. She is one headstrong heroine and I loved her. She takes control, doesn’t fall into a haze of idiocy and runs that company flawlessly. A million cheers for Allie!

As the danger ratchets higher and higher, and the stakes couldn’t be greater, Allie & Hudson’s love shines the brightest. There are so many incredible moments in this story that you need to experience. From the searing kisses to the holding of hands, every touch, every glance, and every moment between Allie & Hudson is magic. This series swept me away.

Reclaim Me has all the feels, suspense and heat you’ve come to expect from these authors. I want to hug these books so hard. LOVED!

[I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review]

Blog Tour & Review: Release Me by Ann Marie Walker & Amy K. Rogers

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Chasing Fire #2
Ann Marie Walker & Amy K. Rogers
Releasing July 21st, 2015

The second in the “seriously sexy and sinfully steamy”* Chasing Fire series, about a pain too deep to forgive and a passion too hot to forget…

Alessandra Sinclair knows that Hudson Chase is the last man she should want. The boy from the wrong side of the tracks has grown into a man who would do anything to get ahead, even if it means breaking Allie’s heart. But whenever she’s near him, the attraction between them is undeniable. And now that they’re working together, keeping her distance from Hudson is almost as impossible as keeping her feelings in check…

Hudson already lost Allie once and he refuses to lose her again. He’s determined to use their new business partnership to rekindle the spark he knows is still there. Only the closer he gets to winning her over, the clearer it becomes there are still secrets that could tear them apart for good…

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*flops on the floor*

Release Me puts you through an emotional wringer that will have you twisting, turning & screaming. My particular scream sounded like ‘Holy Fuck!’, but you know, that’s just me. The second in the trilogy, this book is a marathon of slick sex, hot kisses and deep emotion. The way this story is written garners the same feelings that I have for my beloved Gideon. I don’t usually compare book boyfriends….oh wait, yes I do. And here, I can easily say that Hudson Chase is as good as Gideon Cross.

The book starts out with a substantial amount of angst. There’s a tragic event that pushes Allie (well, forces her) to interact with Hudson on an almost-daily basis. She doesn’t want to be attracted to him – she doesn’t want to be near him. She’s pissed at him for the stunt he pulled at the end of Remind Me. But she’s unable to help it. Amy & Ann Marie are the masters of angst. I could feel the venom Allie was trying to spew – but I could also feel the sparks ignite between the two of them as she did.

Hudson is perfection. He’s strong, loyal to a fault, and incredibly loving. He’s not giving up Allie without a fight. *CHEERS!!!* We learn more about his background and childhood in this book & he’s much more forthcoming than I thought he would be. However, while he thinks it doesn’t affect him, we all know it does. I just wanted to wrap my arms around him and kiss away the shadows. And then kiss something else. *waggles eyebrows*

Speaking of…those sex scenes. phew! Even when things don’t go to plan, Allie & Hudson make it hot. Improvisation is their specialty. I’m pretty sure that they’re legitimately attempting to have sex every possible place imaginable, and I am fully in support of this mission. Carry on.

I was reading and reading and then somehow I found myself wrapped in a warm cocoon of love, hope, and happiness. It was glorious. I was floating on Cloud 9. Until I wasn’t. GOOD GOD. That cliffhanger. Fuck. We need to talk about the cliffhanger – you know, the one where my heart was pounding out of my chest. The one where I was literally sitting at the edge of my couch & whisper-screaming at my kindle. It’s a good cliffy. Unless you hate cliffies, then…welp, READ IT ANYWAY.

Release Me had me glued to the pages while my heart was bursting out of my chest. It’s full of passion & suspense that will leave you breathless. I LOVE THIS SERIES SO HARD. It deserves every single one of those five stars!

[I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review]


When Allie turned to the mingling crowd her smile slipped from her face. Her breath caught and her steps faltered.


She stood motionless, unable to look away as he entered the reception area and shook hands with several people. The expression on his face was all business, and yet there was something so inherently sensual about the way he moved. He wore a black tuxedo, Ralph Lauren if she wasn’t mistaken, that fit the contours of his body in a way that made it impossible not to imagine the hard planes of muscle that lay beneath. But it wasn’t the sight of Hudson Chase in a tuxedo that caused an unwelcome tightness in Allie’s chest. It wasn’t even his dark wavy hair, perfectly messed with that sexy, just-rolled-out-of-bed look that made her fingers flex with an instinctive desire to touch it. It was the voluptuous brunette draped on his arm.


Allie recognized her immediately from the event at the Field Museum the night she and Hudson had first become reacquainted. She looked as stunning as she had that night. Her dress wasn’t red this time, but instead a champagne color a few shades lighter than her flawless bronze skin. And her long dark curls were piled loosely on top of her head, not cascading over her bare shoulders, but the effect was no less devastating. The woman had the curves of a centerfold and a face worthy of the cover. Hudson had insisted they hadn’t been seeing each other, but Allie got the distinct impression their arrangement was more than just a few casual dates. It was obvious the way Sophia’s hand stroked Hudson’s forearm, she was under that impression as well.

He flicked his gaze briefly to her hand, then back up. When he did his eyes met Allie’s and he stilled. A crowded ballroom stood between them, but in that moment it felt as though they were the only two people in the room.

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Though thousands of miles apart, Ann Marie Walker and Amy K. Rogers are in constant contact, plotting story lines and chatting about their love of alpha males, lemon drop martinis and British supermodel, David Gandy. You can find them on twitter as @AnnMarie_Walker and @Amy_KRogers. 
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Spring Fling Blog Hop!

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– This blog hop is about highlighting the book that you would give up anything for –

So the question is, what book do I drop my life for? Well, it’s a series. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Gideon Cross is my book husband. I’ve legitimately taken off work due to a book in this series being released. NO BIG DEAL, I DON’T HAVE A PROBLEM AT ALL.



Bared to You (Crossfire, Book 1) Reflected in You (Crossfire, Book 2) Entwined with You (Crossfire, Book 3) Captivated By You (Crossfire, Book 4)

Have you been introduced to Gideon? NO? Not sure we can be friends. Ok, we can be friends, but be prepared to deal with my incessant and annoying harpy voice that tells you to read this series.

So, there’s a fifth book: One With You, that’s being released between Please for the Love of Fuck I’m Begging You and Never. Needless to say, I’m a little impatient. Of course, when it finally does come out – and if I haven’t yet entered retirement – I will again take off work. I’m nothing if not loyal.

I compare every single book boyfriend to Gideon. Why is he so awesome? I’ve laid that out for you here. These books are written well, they stir up emotions that I didn’t even realize I had, and the sex is just phenomenal. Gideon’s devotion and loyalty is probably the most attractive thing about him, but damnit if I don’t love everything else about him too.

These books have a place of honor on my bookshelf. I caress them. I love on them. And my neighbors know that if they’d like to read them, they can sit in my library and read (my husband calls it the office, but it’s a library OKAY). SORRYNOTSORRY. They don’t leave the house. I should gps that shit.

If you haven’t yet read them, do yourself a favor and add it to your TBR. In all seriousness, they’re great. Just go in knowing that you’ll be dying at the end of book 4 and you’ll join the madness known as ‘waiting for book 5’ – AHHHHHH! <3 <3

Check Out The Other Blogs in the Hop:


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Review: The Distraction by Sierra Kincade

Author:  Sierra Kincade

Book:  The Distraction (#2)

Series: The Body Works Trilogy

Other Books in Series:
The Masseuse (#1) – read my review of this one here
The Confession (#3) – coming soonish on May 5, 2015

tl;dr recommendation: I went from hugging myself to fanning myself to kneeing fictional characters in the balls to wanting to scream. BASICALLY I LOVED IT.

Book Summary:

Anna Rossi knows that opening your heart only gets you hurt. But Alec Flynn is just too good to resist…

It’s been three long months since Anna’s seen Alec, since he saved her life and lit up her soul with unquenchable desire. Being without him has left her on edge, but his bravery has motivated her to change her life and go after what she’s always wanted—a job where she can help people. She can’t wait to show Alec the woman she’s become in his absence, or to prove how much she’s missed him…

Three months away has done nothing to slake Alec’s need for Anna. Unfortunately, it hasn’t made his life any less dangerous. The last thing he wants to do is hurt Anna, but if giving her up is the only way to save her, he’s not sure he can do that either. He’s determined to have her for as long as he can. Except his past is creeping up on him faster than he knows, and this time he may not be able to keep her from becoming collateral damage…

Longer Review:

This series is one of the best I’ve read in a long time. I’m putting it up there with Crossfire and the Driven Trilogy. Which is perhaps one of the greatest compliments I feel I can give any series. So there. I said it. It’s as Good As Gideon.

Saying that I was looking forward to the release of this book is a bit of an understatement. My level of emotional investment in these characters is a little embarrassing and I was a bit like a kid on Christmas on release day.

The Distraction picks up with Anna and Alec right as Alec is released from his three month stint in prison. While Alec’s been away Anna has attempted to live her life – she’s made a couple of friends, she’s joined a gym, she’s volunteering and she’s trying to get out more. So when Alec suddenly appears back in her life there’s a bit of an….adjustment. I loved that I could feel the awkwardness and attraction seep off the pages even as I hated the awkwardness. I wanted Anna to stop word vomiting and start making better use of her mouth. But they get there – and it’s so worth it.

Even though Alec’s out of prison he isn’t completely free. Now he has a parole officer that he has to check in with frequently. He’s a convicted felon, so that’s an issue. He doesn’t have a job, and THEN we discover that there’s someone out there trying to kill him, and thus, kill Anna. SO MUCH DRAMA.

And it’s so so good.

I know there’s always a fear that the second novel in a trilogy won’t be as good as the first – but trust me when I tell you that this is great. I connected with these characters and I continued to fall in love with each one as I got to know them better. Even though it’s all about Alec & Anna – we still get to learn more about the Mike and Amy (and I’m crossing my fingers for more about those two in the future…#JUSTSAYIN). We also get to follow Anna as she begins her volunteer gig with CASA – which FYI is a real organization that exists in real life and is an incredibly important program. The feelings are so real in this series that I don’t know how you don’t become emotionally involved.

And the action in this book – GOOD GOD. There’s action of every variety imaginable – *waggles eyebrows*. I may have declared that I wanted to be whisked away to witness protection. There’s stripping and dancing and searing kisses and hot, sweet, dirty, fantastic sex. Seriously hot. It’s a give-your-man-the-as-soon-as-this-chapter-is-finished-let’s-go-look HOT.

There’s also a lot of actual action in the plot too. Which is one of the reasons I have fallen in love with Sierra’s writing. Not only does she give us the heat we’re craving, but she also gives us a real plot. THANKYOU.

However, let’s talk about the ending for a second, shall we? The I-almost-jumped-off-of-the-cliff-that-was-left-for-me ending. This cliffhanger slightly gutted me. I sort of told Sierra that I was no longer speaking with her after finishing this book. SorryNotSorry. My heart was a bit ripped up and I WAS SENSITIVE. I can’t be held responsible for my words at midnight after an ending like that. Sheesh.

I’m holding out that The Confession cures all…soon. it comes out soon….right?! Fuck, it doesn’t come out soon enough. Now I need a distraction…(ha. i’m hilarious). Love this series!! #MustRead

OWMS’ Unofficial Guide to all things Driven Trilogy related


I freaking love the Driven Trilogy. If you’ve read these books, then you understand. If you haven’t read these books you need to immediately. If you need to be pushed, my review can be found here. If you need additional peer pressure, give me your contact info & I’ll harp on you daily to read them. WHATEVER IS NECESSARY. Why? Two reasons: 1) they’re really really good and 2) K. Bromberg is the goddamned nicest, most genuine author you’ll ever interact with. And she actually interacts. Which makes us all go #fangirl, but whatevs.

At one time I too was a Driven newbie and was scrounging around for extra information about this amazing series. Since there’s SO MUCH EXTRA I figured I’d compile some links here. By the way, this post is completely unsolicited – just my genuine love of some books going on here. 🙂


Driven  Fueled  Crashed

First things first, go buy the Driven Trilogy books here:

Driven:    Amazon | Goodreads
Fueled:    Amazon | Goodreads
Crashed: Amazon | Goodreads
Raced:    Amazon | Goodreads
Aced:      Amazon | Goodreads <<< coming soon on January 11, 2016

If you’ve already read them – then please, for the love of Colton, go write a freaking review. 


Kristy’s website: www.kbromberg.com
Kristy’s Twitter: @KBrombergDriven
Kristy’s Tsu: https://www.tsu.co/KBromberg
Kristy’s Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorKBromberg
Kristy’s Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/kbrombergwrites/ – she posts teaser pics & such here, which is awesome.
Kristy’s GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7047863.K_Bromberg



Would you prefer signed hard copies? If so, you can buy them straight from Kristy Bromberg herself. Because, she’s awesome.

Do you want your ebooks signed? Go over to www.authorgraph.com and request away. Word on the street is that Kristy signs them there.

Signed copies of Slow Burn can be ordered HERE!



I mentioned it above, but did you know there’s a Driven Trilogy facebook group? It’s the VP Pitcrew & these girls are really funny and welcoming. Spoilers are present, just so you know. Also, there are rules: namely, post stuff Driven/K. Bromberg related & don’t be an asshole. There are some others, but that’s the gist. #VPPC #FromAtoMotherFuckingZ

If you want to go crazy, there’s also a super secret No Author Allowed facebook group. This is where shenanigans are planned and executed. 😉


You can also listen to the songs from the books on spotify playlists. God, these playlists have gotten me through some really long days at work. And they make me feel like i’m reading – even when I’m not reading. It’s a win win.
Driven Trilogy (All 3 Books)
Slow Burn Working Playlist
Slow Burn OFFICIAL Playlist
Slow Burn Playlist Document – list of songs with chapters
Sweet Ache Playlist


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There are extra scenes & such floating around out there!!! Oh yes there are. Go forth & read my friends.

Mother’s Day Scene via www.ShhMomsReading.com
Thanksgiving Scene
Christmas Cookie Scene
Valentine’s Day 2015 Q&A via TotallyBookedBlog
One Year Anniversary Scene
Alternate Ending to Fueled


Slow Burn Extra


Unraveled – This is not related AT ALL to the Driven Trilogy but it’s written by Kristy. It’s a bit darker and was part of an Anthology called Bend. Bend was sort of banned from Amazon (note: book banning is fucking bullshit). But you can buy the full book from Kristy directly (see signed books link) or you can buy the edited novella through the book title link.


slowburn    sweetache  

Slow Burn: Amazon | Goodreads
Sweet Ache: Amazon | Goodreads
Hard Beat: Amazon | Goodreads – release date November 2015 – read more about it here


The answer to that is obviously Stuart Reardon. Professional athlete, trainer, model. Delicious to look at. #YoureWelcome
I may or may not send my best friend daily pictures of stu. It’s…uhhh….motivating…

600full-stuart-reardon  stu

Website: www.stuartreardon.co.uk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stuartreardon17
Twitter: https://twitter.com/stureardon

Don’t you feel better now? God knows I do. Did I miss anything? Let me know!

Review: The Stark Trilogy

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Author:   J. Kenner

Release Me
Claim Me
Complete Me
Take Me (Stark Ever After novella)
Have Me (Stark Ever After novella)

Series: The Stark Trilogy 

tl;dr recommendation: It’s fucking fantastic. READ NOW.

Longer Review:

The fact that I haven’t shared my love publicly for this series yet is so so wrong. But I’ll take my punishment…especially if it involves Damien Stark tying me up or spanking me. ESPECIALLY THEN.

The Stark Trilogy is one of the best alpha male, billionaire trilogies I’ve ever read. No, screw that. It’s one of the best trilogies I’ve ever read, period.

Damien is closed off – he has his issues – he’s emotionally unavailable and a bit of a loner. He runs into Nikki at an art party where she has been cast by her boss as the perfect bait to reel in a meeting with Damien and his company. The electricity between them is INCREDIBLY HOT. The way they look at each other…the way that they’re pulled to one another….it’s exactly what you want and what you need. Nikki has issues of her own that she’s only started to begin handling and jumping into an affair with Damien goes against everything she thinks she knows and has worked so hard to overcome. But when he makes an offer that she can’t refuse….well, it all begins. AHHHHH! Just writing this is making me itch for a re-read.

I cannot tell you how many times I have used Nikki and her strength in my personal life. She’s gone through so much and yet she’s one of the strongest female lead characters I’ve ever read. I LOVE HER. She’s snarky, she speaks her mind, she stands up for herself and even at her weakest moments she is so strong. That girl is one of my favorite leading ladies. The fact that Damien’s involved too just escalates my love for this series to epic proportions. He is very convincing when he tries to get what he wants….


Is now a good time to confess that I have a tattoo that contains the phrase ‘A is A’? Thanks J. Kenner for appreciating my litigator soul and combining laws of logic with smut. This combination plucks at my inner nerd and never fails to put a smile across my face. I’m not sure I could love this series much harder than I already do.

The Trilogy progresses partly in the way that you think, but there are a few surprises along the way too – there’s some back and forth between Nikki & Damien while secrets are slowly revealed. There’s lots and lots of sex. There’s exes and work issues and best friend jealousy. There’s danger and stalkers. There are also some incredibly well written plotlines relating to family issues; one being Nikki’s interaction with her mom who is an Uber Bitch. I loved watching Nikki gain strength in dealing with her mother. I wanted to bitchslap that woman so hard.

And Damien. oh, DAMIEN. he struggles with his own issues. He’s never let anyone in before so doing that with Nikki is a challenge, but a challenge he is willing to accept. He ADORES Nikki. He would do anything and everything for her – we’re talking Gideon Cross levels. And yes, i just compared Damien to my beloved Gideon. It’s THAT GOOD. He’s hot, he’s sexual, he will be your brand new Book Husband. If you prefer a strictly vanilla book then this is totally not for you – but if you want a little something…uhhhh….extra, GO FORTH AND READ. like now. like yesterday.

I was totally sucked into this series and I’m dying a little bit for more. I will snatch up anything Stark related – *GRABBY HANDS* – including J. Kenner’s new releases in 2015 that are part of the new Stark International Series. But until then, I think it may be time for a re-read….

Review: Seductive Nights – Julia & Clay

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AfterThisNightLB  OneMoreNightLB

Author:   Lauren Blakely

First Night
Night After Night
After This Night
One More Night


Series:    Seductive Nights Series

tl;dr recommendation: sexy with a side of danger. it was pretty perfect.

Longer Review:

I’m basically in love with this series. there’s delicious dialogue, hot & steamy sex, a bit of mystery and an original plotline. what’s not to love?!?! From the minute that Clay walks into Julia’s bar, I was in deep. Lauren Blakely writes these characters so perfectly you can’t help but smile and root for them from the beginning. I was a little shocked how easily I fell in love with Clay AND how easily he fell in love with Julia. There is nothing I love more than seeing the vulnerability from a strong man when it comes to the woman he loves. GOD I DIE EVERY TIME. This series totally delivers.

You will hungrily read these books – they are completely addicting, making you feel like you’ll burst if you don’t find out what happens. The storyline contains some mystery and a bit of edge, just like Julia. Will she trust Clay enough to provide the information needed to protect them both? Or will she still keep trying to navigate this world on her own? This series was sexy with a side of danger. it was pretty perfect.

Ok, let’s talk about Clay’s dirty mouth for a minute. He makes you swoon and sweat in the same breath. He’s sweet, he’s dominant, he’s submissive, GOOD GOD he’s up there with my beloved Gideon – and that’s saying something. I so loved this series. there is nothing better than a fiery, independent woman matched with a strong, fiercely loyal and adoring man. It was everything I wanted and more! #MustRead

Review: The Driven Trilogy

Author:     K. Bromberg
(one of the nicest, kindest, most genuinely awesome authors I’ve ever interacted with, as an FYI)
Series:       Driven Trilogy
Books in Series:

Raced (novella – scenes from Colton’s view)

The tl;dr recommendation: READ THESE MOTHERFUCKING BOOKS.

Longer Review:

If you know me IRL, or have followed me on twitter, or read an ounce of this blog, you know I have a slight obsession with Gideon Cross. He is to whom I compare all other book boyfriends – he is, as my best friend says, a perfect fucking filet mignon. I mean, minus the murder and whatnot. Seriously, it just goes to show how amazingly developed of a character he is that a murder is committed, Gideon is implicated, and yet he remains No. 1 on my book boyfriend list. [let me take this moment to beg: please sylvia, please don’t throw him off of my pedestal].

How does this have anything to do with the Driven Trilogy?! Well, this is all relevant because I’ve been biding my time until Captivated by You is released [November 18th!!!!!]. I’ve been reading whatever books I can to fill the gap until November 10th (the day on which I am allowing myself to start re-reading Crossfire. I HAVE A TYPE-A PERSONALITY #sorrynotsorry). Anyway, I had just finished reading another erotica trilogy and was scrolling through Amazon and I randomly came across Driven. I read the Amazon summary and I hit ‘buy’ because the plotline reflects what I crave in these books. “There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.” [Thanks, Oscar Wilde].

I know what I like, and I don’t care if I get shit for continually seeking out the ‘bad/troubled boy meets strong girl that breaks through his shell’ plotline. I don’t care because I’ll keep buying them and I hope that the authors keep writing them. And because if they’re done well, the books can be great. I mean, go pick on authors who keep writing dystopian novels or something. Leave my erotica authors alone.

So, I buy Driven. I start reading, and I have to take a break because I had to attend my cousin’s wedding. Well, fuck. [the wedding was awesome, btw]. And yet, I somehow still managed to read FOUR BOOKS in TWO DAYS. Seriously. My husband was less than pleased, but the books are really that good. [“are you seriously reading another book?! really?!”….”uh. yes.”]


So, on to the books: 

Colton Donovan (bad boy) has A Chance Encounter with Rylee Thomas [#seewhatididthere?!]. Colton is a CEO and driver of a racing team, Colton Donovan Enterprises. Anyway, so they meet and he’s a massive douchebag. He’s arrogant. conceited. and unbelievably challenging. And, well, Rylee challenges the fuck out of him – is quite witty, snarky, and strongwilled – and Colton does something he’s never done before…pursues a woman.

Rylee has some issues of her own that need sorting out – but I think these pale in comparison to many of the issues that Colton harbors. The two cannot stay away from one another, yet have difficulty communicating (unless they’re fucking) because each of their expectations, desires, and preconceived notions of what each is looking for clash loudly every time that they try. The series tells a love story about breaking through walls and building up trust and love. About what happens when they let each other in and let love rule all.


K. Bromberg does an amazing job of creating tag lines and themes that are littered throughout the series. They make me smile and really solidify the series for me. I don’t want to give out spoilers – so I won’t – just know that this series is the entire fucking alphabet – A to motherfucking Z.


I won’t be able to think of Cotton Candy or racing or red pocket squares or listen to Pink ever again without thinking of this series….Fuckin’ Pink. I’ve read a couple of erotica novels this year (last count, I’m at uhhh…..38) so when I say that this series is good, I really really mean it. The romance, K. Bromberg’s writing, Colton’s loyalty/issues/breaththroughs, the fact that there’s an actual plot (that’s really good!) and the alpha male dominance all push Colton to compete for that top slot. Colton and Rylee’s chemistry is incredibly hot, the scenes are well written, and I could not get enough of them. Well done K. Bromberg, well done.


If you’ve like Fifty Shades of Grey, Crossfire, The Breathless Trilogy, the Stark Trilogy, or any series along those lines, I highly recommend…I actually think that the Driven Trilogy isn’t getting the noise that it deserves – I’m clearly a little bit obsessed.

I’m also super pissed that this series was not in any of my Amazon recommendations. AMAZON, DO YOU NOT KNOW ME AT ALL?! That has to be remedied somehow –

but seriously…Fuckin’ Pink.