Taming of the Prude – Esmae Browder


The Taming of the Prude: Book 3 in the Naughty Shakespeare Series – [kindle edition] .99¢
Some marriages begin with mutual trust and admiration. And some…well, some begin with the promise of a dowry and the taming of a wife. When saucy, headstrong Kate discovers that the man she’s just seduced in the courtyard is to be her future husband Petruchio, she is furious and vows to make sure that he never receives the dowry her father has promised him if he tames her! Instead, Kate begins a campaign to tame him and her methods are a little more adventurous than his. Unafraid of her sexuality, Petruchio’s wife uses all sort of devices to make sure he knows exactly who the boss is in their marriage is. But can they fight the sparks of love that threaten to tear their strong willed natures a part? And just who is taming who?

This fun, fast paced erotic tale based on Shakespeare’s comedy The Taming of the Shrew is the third book in Esmae Browder’s Naughty Shakespeare series.

 

Taming of the Prude is an erotic retelling of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew, or if you’ve seen the movie; Kiss Me Kate. I’ve seen the movie, albeit years ago, and I’ve never read the play. I’m going to have to remedy that because this retelling while a very extreme version of the story, it reminded me how funny this story actually is.

Since I only had a general idea of what the story was about, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect out of this story. I guess I should say too that when I read any novella of this type, you never really know what you’re getting yourself into.

One thing this story absolutely is, is filthy. Great right?! That’s what we’re all here. Some short and sweet smut! So why didn’t I just love this story? I think it just overall wasn’t my cup of tea. The relationship between Kate and Tru isn’t so much Tru taming Kate as it is an expedition of sexual self-discovery for both characters. Not that, that is a problem, I guess I was thinking that it would closer to the original retelling, again I need to re-read the play.  I just wish that there had been more active taming, maybe in the vain of BDSM. That would have been great. As it is, there are some threesomes and some very hot scenes, of the one handed read variety. If that’s how you like your books, then I would highly recommend this story to you.   I wouldn’t recommend this as a love story in the least bit, but definitely a fun romp.

This book is part of a three series set and at the very end the author eludes to more coming. I kind of hope so, because I may be tempted to pick another one up.

Dair Book 3: The Wild Side Series (Finale) – R.K. Lilley #review #BookReview


DAIR (The Wild Side #3) – [kindle edition] $2.99

ARE YOU READY FOR THE TRUTH?

I’d started writing everything about her down. I didn’t want to forget.
The color of her hair. The depth of her eyes. The stubborn shape of her jaw. The way her lips shaped words with such expression. The way her voice made my chest ache. The way she gave advice beyond her years.
The way she listened like she cared about every word.
The way she made me feel—Alive.
Every curve and hollow of her body was recorded, in my mind, and now my hard drive.
There was a bit of truth in every lie, and even if it had only been fed to me in the smallest increments, I wanted, needed to remember the real Iris.
Because in the end, there was one irrefutable thing that I couldn’t deny.
Hostage or hustler, sinner or saint, whatever she was or wasn’t, whether she lied to my face or taunted me with hints of the truth, all of this seemed always to defer to the more pertinent fact at hand.
She was mine.
Inconceivably.
Undeniably.
Mine.

After yet another shocking discovery, followed by a disturbing letter, Dair is almost certain Iris has left his life for good. He tries his best to move on.
Easier said than done, and when an unexpected and dangerous opportunity arises for him to find out what happened to her, he doesn’t hesitate to take it.
As usual, with Iris, the answer leaves him more lost than the question.
Every revelation is shrouded in mystery, and every disclosure leaves Dair more in the dark than ever.
And when finally, the messy truth is revealed in its entirety, will he be ready for it?

This is the final installment in Iris and Dair’s story
This book is intended for readers 18 and up.

**May contain spoilers**

So here we have it folks, the final installment in The Wild Side series.
While this wasn’t my favorite of the three books, it was a good wrap up to the series. I worry that I had built it up so much in my mind as being fantastical that I think I was a little disappointed with the “why” Iris was doing what she was doing. I won’t give it away, but I’ll say that Turner’s suspicions were far more entertaining than the actual event.
Speaking of Turner, this guy needs his own story. I mean seriously, he is just hilarious.

…you’ve fallen for some wild young thing who was only taking her daddy issues out on your enthusiastic cock

I have another one that I have to share, because this guy just had me ballin’

You lost your belief in romantic love after twenty years in that bitch’s used up snatch

He is so hilariously crass, I just loved him. He was the perfect balance to Dair’s angst… Which was incessant by the way. Honestly it wasn’t his fault though. Iris disappears more than lost fucking socks in your dryer. He was clearly written a man in love, because the incessant “where is she? I love her so fucking much, I can’t move on with my life” was making me a little crazy. I just wanted her to fucking stay! They are so in love, but you have to wonder how in love are they because there she goes… off again.

Anyway, it’s still a great story and the May to December aspect of it, while it was supposed to be significant, didn’t feel important enough to be an integral part of the story. And that may be where I struggled, there were too many issues with Iris. It would have been better if the story could have just focused on one aspect of her, instead of the multiple arcs that she had going on.

I still think everyone should read this series. It’s delightfully filthy and I loved hearing things from the voice of Dair. It’s a nice change to hear things from a man’s perspective. It’s clipped and fast paced, so constantly moves, no time to drag things out. I would probably re-read the entire series again, because really I do like Dair (have I said that already).

One part of me was still in 100%, and that was my traitorous cock

This absolutely has a HEA if you need to know that before picking it up. Actually the entire book is a HEA from a one handed read perspective. Definitely on my recommended read list.

So now that this has ended, I’m ready for R.K Lilley’s next book, part of the Up In the Air Series: Mr. Beautiful.

Book Release Day

Dair by R.K Lilley and Red & Wolfe by Ella James were both released today!


Dair [kindle edition] – $2.99

DAIR (THE WILD SIDE #3) 
ARE YOU READY FOR THE TRUTH? 

I’d started writing everything about her down. I didn’t want to forget. 
The color of her hair. The depth of her eyes. The stubborn shape of her jaw. The way her lips shaped words with such expression. The way her voice made my chest ache. The way she gave advice beyond her years. 
The way she listened like she cared about every word. 
The way she made me feel—Alive. 
Every curve and hollow of her body was recorded, in my mind, and now my hard drive. 
There was a bit of truth in every lie, and even if it had only been fed to me in the smallest increments, I wanted, needed to remember the real Iris. 
Because in the end, there was one irrefutable thing that I couldn’t deny. 
Hostage or hustler, sinner or saint, whatever she was or wasn’t, whether she lied to my face or taunted me with hints of the truth, all of this seemed always to defer to the more pertinent fact at hand. 
She was mine. 
Inconceivably. 
Undeniably. 
Mine. 

After yet another shocking discovery, followed by a disturbing letter, Dair is almost certain Iris has left his life for good. He tries his best to move on. 
Easier said than done, and when an unexpected and dangerous opportunity arises for him to find out what happened to her, he doesn’t hesitate to take it. 
As usual, with Iris, the answer leaves him more lost than the question. 
Every revelation is shrouded in mystery, and every disclosure leaves Dair more in the dark than ever. 
And when finally, the messy truth is revealed in its entirety, will he be ready for it? 

This is the final installment in Iris and Dair’s story 

 

 


Red & Wolfe Part 4: An Erotic Fairy Tale – [kindle edition] $2.99


Return to Rabbit Island for the heart-pounding conclusion to Red and Wolfe’s story.

Don’t forget your extra panties – but this time, you might also want to bring your gun.

 

Each book is selling for $2.99 and is the conclusion to the respective story.  Go get ’em now from Amazon (Kindle editions).  I’ve loved each one so far.  I already know that the greater part of my weekend will be spent locked in on these naughty novellas

The Pet Shop – K.D. Grace #Review #BookReview

The Pet Shop – full length erotic novel (Xcite Erotic Romance Novels) – [Kindle Edition] Currently 99¢

In appreciation for a job well done, STELLA JAMES’s boss sends her a pet, a human pet. The mischievous TINO comes straight from THE PET SHOP complete with a collar, a leash, and an erection. Stella soon discovers the pleasure of keeping Pets, especially this one, is extremely addicting. Obsessed with Tino and with the reclusive philanthropist, VINCENT EVANSTON, who looks like Tino, but couldn’t be more different, Stella is drawn into the secret world of The Pet Shop. As her animal lust awakens, Stella must walk the thin line that separates the business of pleasure from the more dangerous business of the heart or suffer the consequences.

★★★★★

I have been rendered all but speechless after reading this book. I don’t even know where to start.
This book is without a doubt one of the filthiest I’ve ever read. It’s a story about a sub culture within the BDSM world, Pet Play. In this particular story, the two main characters pet play as dogs. There’s the simple part out of the way. Oh and it’s set in England and America and while that is not important. I still just wanted to be sure to point that out to you all.

I didn’t have a clue what to expect when I started reading this book. I had a feeling that it would be very erotic based on the subject matter and I was not disappointed. There is an actual story here and I won’t spoil or ruin it for anyone and it’s actually a good plot, because it helps move the characters and story a long nicely without it being complex.

What I liked the most about it, beyond the filth, were the characters. While I didn’t always connect completely with all of them, at times I didn’t care. What they were doing with each other was far more engrossing and entertaining.

‘Tino, I need you to … I need you to take care of me. Like a good Pet.

Tino seriously wants to fuck. In fact he wants to the fuck the hell out of Stella and whenever the scene had ended I had to take a few time outs because I was left that hot.

‘Your clit’s always a hard little pearl all pushed out and exposed for me, ready for me to play with.’

Sometimes it wasn’t even hot. Sometimes what they wanted to do with each other was so wickedly depraved, that because of the overall arc of the story, you would just go with the flow and not wonder; what the fuck?

And she would take his semen in her mouth, swallow it down to her centre, and perhaps she would rub some of it across her breasts and dabble it on her pulse points and carry his scent as a reminder to anyone who should wonder that she was his, and he had marked her as such.

As I was making my way through the final chapters, I was starting to get that, do I want more of this? feeling. Simple answer, yes I do. I want more Tino and Stella. I want to know what else they are up to. While Pet Play as a general topic for story telling may not be in my wheel house, these two are.

I definitely would recommend reading this if you’ve been maybe thinking about it and since it’s free, it’s definitely worth picking up and putting on your maybe list.  There are a lot of themes frolicking around the book beyond just the pet play, some include MMF / FFMF / Voyeurism and anal play to name but a few.  The original story was three books, but they’ve been nicely packaged into this one story for your reading pleasure.

Do Not Miss Out – Tangled (sale) – Emma Chase $2.99

When I say that this is a good book. I mean it. It’s so good. I just want everyone who likes reading smut to give this one a chance. It’s just so funny. Even though Drew is such a dick, you really end up rooting for him. It’s only $2.99 and I swear, it’ll be the best 299 pennies that you’ll spend.

Tangled (The Tangled Series) – [kindle edition] $2.99
In New York Times bestselling author Emma Chase’s sizzling and hilarious debut novel, Drew Evans—gorgeous, arrogant, irreverent, and irresistibly charming—meets his match in new colleague Kate Brooks.

Drew Evans is handsome and arrogant, he makes multimillion dollar business deals and seduces New York’s most beautiful women with just a smile. So why has he been shuttered in his apartment for seven days, miserable and depressed? He’ll tell you he has the flu. But we all know that’s not really true.

Katherine Brooks is brilliant, beautiful and ambitious. When Kate is hired as the new associate at Drew’s father’s investment banking firm, every aspect of the dashing playboy’s life is thrown into a tailspin. The professional competition she brings is unnerving, his attraction to her is distracting, his failure to entice her into his bed is exasperating.

Tangled is not your mother’s romance novel. It is an outrageous, passionate, witty narrative about a man who knows a lot about women…just not as much as he thinks. As he tells his story, Drew learns the one thing he never wanted in life, is the only thing he can’t live without.

 

(Delicious Dair and) Iris: The Wild Side Series – R.K. Lilley #Review #BookReview

IRIS (The Wild Side #2) – [Kindle Edition] $2.99

IRIS (THE WILD SIDE #2)

ARE YOU READY FOR A TWIST?

Who is Iris? Where did she come from? Where has she gone?

Alasdair Masters has more questions than answers about his new, too young obsession, and when he finds out she’s been lying to him, from their first meeting to their last one, he’s more confused than ever about her feelings, her intentions.

And what’s just as confusing are his own feelings. Has he turned something purely physical into something emotional in his own head? Is any of it mutual?

The only thing he doesn’t question is whether he’ll keep going back for more.

DAIR

Me, I was simple. I was order. A very neat, efficient machine that ran on nothing but air.

Me plus anyone else, well, that was another matter. And me plus Iris, that was a monster of a machine, with all gears going at different speeds, some spinning off their hinges, just going mad, but it was a wonderful madness, at full throttle, misfiring in all directions.

It felt wonderful and dreadful.

I was breaking down, and it felt amazing.

And terrifying.

This book is intended for readers 18 and up.

♥♥♥♥♥/5

What the fuck just happened here? Someone, anyone?! There has to be someone out there who has read this book and is wondering what the actual fuck is going on in this story.

It’s hard to give a review of something that you’re in the middle of reading where you just have no idea what so ever is going on. I mean in some other series I’ve read, I have a general incliniation, but this… I’m utterly baffled.

Dair is obviously a man possessed. He’s also incredibly horny and I have to say that I like it. The sex between the two characters is palatable and hot. I couldn’t grab just small sections of quotes from the book to share, there were pages of it. Dair doing delicious and wonderful things to Iris.

The story is riddled with page after page of smutty sex and a storyline that leaves you wondering where the hell we are going. I didn’t have a clue when I first started reading The Wild Side [kindle edition – $2.99], I now have less of a clue after reading this.  It’s such a terrible thing either.  I’m rooting for Dair and Iris.  I’m hoping that there is an amazing twist that give us the HEA they deserve.  Of course we wont’ know until July 25th.   I just don’t know what I am going to do with myself.  Seriously!

Oh for R.K Lilley fans, there is a little Easter Egg in the story.  Seriously, I had to read through it twice to make sure that I wasn’t being played with.

Simon’s Back!! Rusty Nailed – Alice Clayton #BookReview #Review

Rusty Nailed (The Cocktail Series) – [Kindle Edition] $7.49

In this sequel to Wallbanger, fan favorites Caroline Reynolds and Simon Parker negotiate the rollercoaster of their new relationship while house-sitting in Sausalito.

Playing house was never so much fun—or so confusing. With her boss on an extended honeymoon, Caroline’s working crazy-long hours to keep the interior design company running—especially since she’s also the lead designer for the renovation of a gorgeous old hotel. And with Simon, her hotshot photographer boyfriend, gallivanting all over the world for his job, the couple is heavy-duty into “absence makes the heart grow fonder” mode. No complaints about the great reunion sex, though!

Then a trip back east to his childhood home has Simon questioning his nomadic lifestyle. He decides to be home more. A lot more. And he wants Caroline home more, too. Though their friends’ romantic lives provide plenty of welcome distraction, eventually Caroline and Simon have to sort out their relationship. Sure, more togetherness is a good thing—but does less traveling and working have to mean the other extreme? Apple pie and picket fences? With this second book in the Cocktail series, USA TODAY bestselling author Alice Clayton delivers another delicious, frothy confection of a book, shaking up her characters, stirring in laugh-out-loud humor, and serving sizzling romance straight up!

Have you ever just wanted to read a book that was bubble gum wrapped around candy floss. I do. Sometimes it’s just nice to read a dirty book that’s all butterflies and unicorns. Nothing horrible is going to happen, not so much that it makes you want to pitch your kindle against the wall, because crap on a cracker, the damn characters just aren’t getting it together fast enough. But I digress.
I don’t remember where we last left Caroline and Simon, truthfully I didn’t care. All I knew was that dear sweet, sexy Simon was back again. This book gets a solid 4.5 from me because I what I would have liked is more Simon time. Maybe an entire chapter worth of Simon. I missed him. I wanted to know about all the wonderful things he was up to and what he was going to do to Caroline, but there wasn’t quite enough of it here for me. Don’t get me wrong though, Alice Clayton is still hilarious. She really knows how to make me laugh.

It was the best of times, it was the nakedest of times . . .

and she does give Simon more character development which was lovely, but it was all sandwiched in between a Caroline who isn’t quite the same woman anymore and yet wants to be the same as she was. I know she had to develop as a character, but I think that in parts, it was a little dragged out. Not that I didn’t absorb those pages like a sponge. I did. I’ll be damned I read that thing as quickly as I could, not because I wanted it to be over, but because of the laughter. Oh the laughter.

Trevor and the apostles in tow

Caroline’s best friends, Mimi and Sophia are back and better than ever (Ms Clayton, these two need their own books!). The dialogue between the girls is simply hysterical. I actually wish I had girlfriends just like them. I will even take Sophia’s fucked up love life. I wonder if Alice Clayton actually knows women like this?
If you want a quick, light, fluffy summer read, I HIGHLY recommend this book. Read the other one first if you haven’t because, well, you’re missing out on more Simon.
Oh and if you’re wondering about Clive. I don’t think it will spoil anything if I give you this little snippet:

“Fuck me—he’s got himself a harem,” I swore, and Simon could no longer contain his laughter.

If you’re wondering who the hell Clive is, go read the book!