Possessed by You (Torn Trilogy) – J.M. Walker ★★☆☆☆ #BookReview #Review


Possessed by You (Torn Trilogy Book 1) – [kindle edition] $2.99
Releasing control is relief…

I was warned about men like Brett Maclean.

He was dark and thrilling, intense and controlling. And he captivated me from the very start. He unleashed something inside of me like no other. His bad rep and troubled past drew me to him like gasoline feeding a flame.

With just one taste, I felt the danger in him, the uncontrollable power that left me breathless. The passion consumed me. Fast and hard.

Temptation couldn’t guard my heart. I should have known a man of such raw and wild desires came with competition.

 

I love it when I write notes to myself about a book: Is this book porn? Is there an actual story. Apparently even though I was 25% way (a quarter people!) there was still no plot. Not beyond the fact that we’ve established that Brett wants to fuck the hell out of Evvie.

I was so excited to reads this book. The premise sounded, well vague to say the least, but sometimes they are and you come across a gem. I wouldn’t say that was the case with this book. Instead I would say that this is a fuck-fest with a possible plot snuck in there somewhere. You just have to read between the lines. Maybe not between them, maybe you should make up your own plot. I ultimately felt like that’s what I had to do, because the first half of the story is an absolute test of how much sex you can handle, story be damned. As it turns out, I actually like a storyline when I read a book. I also like to have just a little bit of context when I am introduced to characters.

I felt like when I started this book, I was plod right in the middle of a story. I kept wondering if I had accidentally skipped directly to book two, but it turns out this is indeed book one of a three part series.

Now you may be thinking to yourself, isn’t this the very reason you read these types of books, for the sheer smuttiness of it all? While this is correct, there is something a little more important than fucking in a story for me. Yes, it’s true, I require a story. It’s why we’re all here right?  We want the sex to have a little bit of purpose, a reason, dare I be so bold.  Here it just felt like it was two people going at it at every possible chance.  There wasn’t much emotion behind it, that deep connection between the two characters isn’t as tangible as your made to believe, its all disconnected.

The problem I think here is the pace. Like the author is desperate for you to be on board with their relationship and the only way that she feels that she can get you there is the copious amounts of sex that they have.  It just doesn’t work.  It’s too much.  Everything is an onslaught and its such a shame because if the story was slowed down and paced more evenly, then I would have been totally on board with Evvie and Brett.

The other problem that I have, is some of the ridiculous dialogue and Brett’s reference to Evvie as “Lover”.  I’m sure I’m not hearing it in the intended voice, rather  I have the voice of saying Rachel Dratch (from SNL) saying “Luvah” stuck in my. Its terrible.  And then there is incessant smirking and being smug that Brett is always doing.  Why can’t he just smile.  Is he really that smug.  That in no way endears me to him.  In fact it’s incredibly off putting, especially when it seems to be the only way to express a smile that spreads across his lips.

I am willing to give the series a shot though, I’m going to read the second book and see where these two are headed. I’m either a glutton for punishment or a complete moron, but I’m fully committed to seeing the series through, even if it’s for all of the sheer fucking that i,m i’ll be exposed to.

Knight & Day – Kitty French #BookReview #Review #Eroticread #KnightTrilogy


Knight and Day (The Lucien Knight Erotic Trilogy Book 3) – [kindle edition] $4.70

Kara Brookes hates liars.

Dylan Day hasn’t told the truth from the moment his plane touched down in Ibiza.

It’s a recipe for disaster.

Romantic, emotional and intensely erotic, Knight & Day is the thrilling final installment of the USA Today bestselling Knight Series from Kitty French.

Lucien and Sophie are back, and have set up camp on the sun-drenched isle of Ibiza for the opening of the latest of Lucien’s strictly adult clubs.
They’re joined for the summer by Sophie’s best friend Kara, and Dylan Day, Lucien’s newly appointed club manager.
The laid back, smokin’ hot surf guy from California seems almost too good to be true… but there’s no smoke without fire.

It’s going to be a long hot summer of love, lust, lies and wedding bells. But who will get their happy ever after?

Knight & Day is the thrilling conclusion to the USA Today best-selling Knight erotic trilogy. Whilst it can be read as a stand alone story, it’s best enjoyed as the finale of the set.

This is another case of, why did I wait so long to read this book?

The final book in the Knight (Erotic) Trilogy, isn’t so much focused on Lucien Knight and Sophie (whatwasherlastnameagain), but rather their story blended with a mysterious Dylan Day and Kara Brooke.

The entire thing is set in Ibiza which was refreshing, for me at least, especially since it’s Ibiza season. The only down side was that it didn’t have any of that Ibiza vibe. It could have been set in Malibu, Miami or Majorca for all I cared. I usually like it when a location become a part of the story. Here it was just a place. Random beach with boat port, would have been more than enough… but I digress and it’s definitely not important. What is important here is the story and it’s told wonderfully.

Kara is a no-nonsense, says what she likes (literally at times) and has a no hold bars attitude. She’s paired with a man (Dylan) with a troubled past and rather than a cringe inducing tale of lies and hidden truths, it’s a fun romp with some self-discovery, forgiveness and acceptance.

You can’t help but like Dylan throughout even though he’s holding back, because he’s just so fucking nice.

“Go home Kara. Go home and be happy, because you deserve to be more than anyone else I know. Go home knowing that I truly fucking loved you. You didn’t get it wrong. I didn’t fool you, and the next man who loves you won’t automatically be lying to you. He’ll be the luckiest guy in the world.  Don’t run away from love because of what I did. I lied about many things, but never once about how I felt about you.”

I really felt sorry for him. I wondered why everything had to be so fucked up for him because he didn’t deserve it all. You really wanted him to just have it all out of the gate.  It also helped that he was a lovely filthy talker!

…Or maybe you want me to tell you how hard my cock is for you, and how it’s actually fucking hurting me because I want to screw you so badly?

Lucien and Sophie also have a nice little wrap up. I swear you could tell me about a long weekend with these two and I couldn’t get enough. Well, that may be more true about Lucien. Sophie tends to come across a little boring, though I know that she’s not meant to. These two deserve to have the happy ending and they definitely get it here.

I know that it took me a long time, but I’m really glad that I got to finish up the series. And if you’ve been waiting, don’t wait any more. It’s worth the money. Kitty French really knows how to write a story, so I’m really looking forward to any future stories from her.

Embracing the Billionaire – Bec Linden #BookReview #LoveStory #Review


The Billionaire’s Embrace (The Silver Cross Club Book 2) – [kindle edition] $3.99
When Regan and Carter met, she was a cocktail waitress at the exclusive Silver Cross Club, and he was a wealthy client.

Now that they’re officially dating, Regan is having difficulty adjusting to their new roles. Carter is perfect in every way — maybe too perfect. Regan fears that he’ll never be able to understand her humble background.

When a family tragedy calls Regan home to California, her burgeoning relationship with Carter is thrown into crisis.

Confronted with the past she worked so hard to leave behind, Regan must decide between succumbing to her fears and moving forward into an unknown future…

Please note that this work is an erotic romance with explicit content and is intended for an adult audience.

**Spoilerish review**

I’m writing this particular note while half way through this story which so far has just pissed me the fuck off. First of all, as half pinoy, I am insulted. My mother is a Filipino and while I was raised in a mixed house hold, I know enough about the culture and its people to know that the bullshit mother, cousin and leading lady in this story really put a negative spin on a nation of some of the most amazing people in the entire world.

I was going to start off by editing out the top comment, but decided that I didn’t want to do that because it embraces completely how I was feeling about the book when I thought that I wouldn’t be able to finish it. But, I was able to finish it and I’m ready to give you my thoughts.

First thought, I stored 40 quotes half of which I left notes on. This is based on me going back and looking at my stored quotes on the Kindle Amazon site. Wonderful feature by the way. Quotes are usually handy when I’m trying to remember what I think are relevant and important aspects to a story that I want to share. With this book though, I was just getting so annoyed and frustrated with Reagan Cabatu that I just wanted to vent about her. So here goes.

Let’s back up just a little bit here first, book one Serving the Billionaire had the makings of being a sweet romantic story of two people finding each other, albeit in a fairly unique manner and developing and nurturing that love. Book 2 was, I thought, going to expand upon that. It didn’t. I give you no illusions, this book is down-right depressing roughly 65% of the time. That seems high right? I’m basing that % on where I was located in the book. What bothered me most that this girl, was her overwhelming negative outlook on everything.

I knew the job wouldn’t last—I would mess up eventually, and get fired, or they would go out of business, or the building would burn down in a fire…

And this continues throughout most of the first half of the book.

Dreams were dangerous. They gave you big ideas; they made you think that your life could be bigger, more meaningful, than was actually possible. I had spent my entire life deliberately tamping down my dreams, like useless soil underfoot.

I didn’t know how much I could take of her. She was so fucking depressing. She had not one ray of sunshine in her life. The man that she clearly cared about a great deal wasn’t enough to bring her out of her funk. I didn’t even know why I was bothering or why she was. It seem like she could ever come out of it.
I was completely put off by some of the sequence of events. She has a trip back home at one point and while it’s supposed to be significant, it further proved that she had no idea of who she was. She even has this weird encounter with an ex and it just left me feeling awkward and annoyed.

We were fooling ourselves, of course. Too much time had passed. We had lost our old intimacy, and would never get it back. But it was nice to pretend for a while

By this point, I was ready to leave Reagan in the dust. Fuck it. But then we get to hear from Carter.

Initially Carter’s story doesn’t start out any better, but with an encounter with Sadie, Reagan’s best friend, the tide finally turns and the story shifts from bleak sadness to, a more uplifting love story. Like I thought we were initially going to be reading.

One of my favorite things about Carter is the pet names he has for Reagan. He would be what I imagine a Daddy dom to be like. He calls Reagan his Little Girl and for the first time it didn’t feel creepy or weird. His endearment towards her was heartfelt and genuine. This whole book should have been his story. I rooted for him so much. I just wanted him to be so happy and it felt like the author wanted it for him too

I wanted to go outside and call her, listen to her voice on the other end of the line, and tell her that I loved her and never wanted to be apart.

He was also charming and funny, which just endears you to him more.

“Nice place,” she said, looking around as I led her into the living room. “Not as over-the-top as I expected.” “What did you have in mind?” I asked. “Oil paintings of myself all over the wall? Gold-plated marble statues of nude women?”

“You just don’t understand the struggle of the white man,” I told her

I would love to hear more about Carter (and Reagan). I wish the story had been told differently. I had never anticipated such negativity from Reagan so it was disarming and disappointing. This could have been a 4.5 story. Instead it gets an iffy 3.5. If you can get past a severely depressed woman, then you’re golden. Read it and relish in its simplicity. If you can’t, well, then pass on this. Or skip to Carters story, though for $1.99, well that I’ll leave you to ponder.

Serving The Billionaire – Bec Linder (series) #BookReview #Review


Serving the Billionaire (The Silver Cross Club Book 1) – $0.00/FREE
Regan takes the job because she’s desperate. She just got fired, she’s down to her last hundred bucks, and she hasn’t spoken to her parents in years. She’s out of options, and serving drinks at an upscale gentlemen’s club sounds easy enough.

At the Silver Cross Club, she’s exposed to a world of wealth and hedonism that she’s never experienced. And the clients tip well — so well that she’s willing to ignore the debauchery that goes on in the back rooms.

Then she meets billionaire Carter Sutton.

Scion of a powerful family, and a regular client at the club, he’s rich, handsome, and incredibly charismatic. Regan finds herself being drawn into his orbit.

But their undeniable chemistry can’t prepare Regan for Carter’s sexual desires. He’s used to getting what he wants, and Regan has only two options: resist, or surrender completely…

This 38,000-word novella is an erotic romance with explicit content and is intended for an adult audience.

 

Aah, billionaire romances and they’re Pretty Woman premises, how I miss you so much!

Yeah, so this isn’t quite Pretty Woman, but the concept is pretty much the same.  Down on her luck girl, while not a prostitute, gets a job at a high-end gentleman’s club and ends up meeting a billionaire, who would like nothing more to change her entire world.

This is such a simple story and that’s one of the reasons that I like it so much.  It’s not trying particularly hard, it’s just upbeat, miracles can happen type storytelling.  So far no great tragedies, some tasteful humiliation and a sex scene, that has the chance to lead to so much more in book 2.   The characters are both likable.  Reagan is submissive and sassy.  It’s a great combination, there’s nothing more boring for me than a woman who just complies.  Reagan is written as a woman who expects more of herself all the while learning and accepting things of herself that she never knew until she meets Carter

I enjoyed reading about the attraction that these characters have towards each other

I had the impression, walking toward him, that he was reeling me in like a fish on a line, drawing me toward him with the force of his blue gaze.

and I like that it remains throughout the entire book.  There are times when male characters in stories like this, where they are just unapologetic assholes.  While it’s okay sometimes, it’s refreshing when an asshole admits that he’s wrong and wants to be a better version of himself for the woman he is drawn to.   Carter does that so well in this story and I can not wait to see what else he is going to do for Reagan in the next book.

One of the major themes of the relationship that I am enjoying a great deal with these two is the humiliation aspect of there sexual escapades.

I liked the implicit humiliation of the situation: him cool and in control, sitting down, fully dressed; and me exposed, subservient, taking off my clothes for a man I knew almost nothing about.

In really simple terms, it’s pretty fucking hot when Carter pushes Reagan to do things.  I’m hoping beyond hope that there is more of that in the next book.  Humiliation in a story as a whole is something I enjoy.  There is just something so incredibly naughty about debasing yourself willingly to someone.  And to have power and control taken away trusting in that other person.  Well, I just can’t get enough of it.   I’ve read books in the past where you feel uncomfortable for the female character as she is subjected to the debauched needs of her partner, but here,  I couldn’t have cheered Carter on more.  I wouldn’t have minded if someone walked in on them as they where in flagrante.

You may be wondering why I gave it such an average rating then, well here it is.  It needs to be re-edited and while it may be harsh of me to give it an average rating because of something like that, the simple thing is, this book would be a lot better if it had been edited better.  Some scenes lose their potency for me because I read it as I see it and then I have to re-read as it’s intended.  If I didn’t have to do that, well this would probably have gotten a solid 4.    That said, while I debated spending the $4 on the next book, I’m just going to do it.  I really like Carter and I need more…

[Shifter Romance] Unleashed Temptation – Savannah Stuart #bookreview #book #review

Unleashed Temptation (Miami Scorcher, Book One) – [kindle edition] $1.25

 

After finding out her boyfriend has been cheating on her with her boss, Carly decides her life needs a makeover. She trades in her winter coat for a bikini and heads south to Miami, Florida. Almost as soon as she arrives, she falls in lust with the sexiest man she’s ever laid eyes on.

Too bad he’s her new boss.Alpha werewolf Nick gave up hope of finding his mate a century ago. When sexy redhead Carly comes to work for him, she disrupts his entire world. Although he desperately wants to come clean about what he is, he keeps running into problems. Like the fact that an ancient enemy has set his sights on Carly. Nick discovers he’ll go to any lengths to keep her safe. Even if it means losing her in the process.

 

This was my first shifter story and it wasn’t bad. I would like to read more in the series, but I don’t know if I’ll part with $4 to read stories that are less than 150 pages long. I mean it’s good. It’s not quite $4 good. And not all of them are around that price either, they are all different prices. I hope that one day they will turn up on Kindle Unlimited. If that happens, I will most definitely finish out the series.

Anyway, this was a good story. It moved at a good pace, probably a good “intro” to shifter’s. There’s more sex than anything, so that worked for me, since this is not a genre that I am interested in at all. Nick is ridiculous horny, fine and Carly is more than happy to go along for the ride.

“Am I hurting you?” he whispered. In response, she shifted her hips, thrust up and completely impaled herself on him. Then she locked her ankles around his waist and held firm. “I’m not going to break, Nick.”

My only “complaint” and really this applies to all books that really like to drill this message home, was the incessant need to remind me how big his dick is. He’s apparently so hung he could beat Carly. I’m surprised, she was often able to make it out alive

His cock jerked under her scrutiny. It felt like a heavy club between his legs and she was the only woman who could relieve him

I’m Glad that I did read it though because it was a nice change of pace. It was fairly humorous in parts

…you took off your clothes once you got back and decided to go out in my grandmother’s backyard, naked?” Nick froze with his hand in the bagel box and met her gaze. “Shit. I didn’t think about that.”

But unfortunately I kept thinking about Twilight the entire time. While there are no similarities, it’s always the first thing that I think of when it comes to werewolves.

Would I recommend this book, probably? Like I said, it was pretty good, I’m just not feeling the entire genre as a whole (at least not at the moment).

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.

The Advisor – Amanda Rogers #Spoilers #BookReview #Review


The Advisor – [kindle edition] 99¢
Cheryl Bracken is trapped in a bad marriage. She cannot escape the tyranny of an alcoholic husband.
Her escape appears one day in the form of a much younger student named Brandon Cole.
When she chooses to be taken by Brandon, she finds herself consumed by his passion and…his mystery.
As Brandon’s advisor, she must struggle between her fear of his past and her desire for his love.

 

 

**SPOILERS**

Okay, I am going to be honest and just say that this book, based on it’s description oversold itself. Here I was thinking that I would be reading a sweet May to December romance, when in fact, what I read was porn. Or should I say Hardcore Erotica. No, I’m going back to porn. My description of erotica is that there is an element of romance. While this book was supposed to have that element, it felt forced and in sincere. That said, may the filthy review commence.

I’m sorry, but I have to spoil this one for you. It has to be done other wise I won’t be able to share some of the absolutely ridiculous moments of the story. Let’s start out with Cheryl and her therapist. I’ll by pass the husband, bottom line, he’s a bit a douche bag. He drinks, uses her for sex and therefore she resents him. End of relationship. So back to her Therapist; Rochelle. Yep, Rochelle. I don’t quite get what Rochelle was in the mix of things. Part time therapist, part time friend, part time lover. I was very confused.

She then moved forward and pressed a soft kiss on Rochelle’s mouth

The plot was completely unnecessary to the story. It served no other purpose than to titillate and for me, it didn’t even do that. And the problem wasn’t so much that they were enjoying each other in a sexual way, it was they enjoyed each other in a sexual way to the very end, when it just felt like they shouldn’t be anymore.

And there was Brandon. He was just so fucked up as a character, I couldn’t keep my head straight. He’s a college student, he’s a druggie, he’s a drug dealer, he’s a master manipulator. What the hell is he? Who the hell is he? Why did he go to Rochelle’s house and steal her shit? One thing I do know about Brandon

I worship the vagina, meaning I treat it as if it were the best part of your body, and the most important part of our sex. To me, the orgasm is the single greatest thing between two humans. Specifically, a female orgasm.

And oh man did he. He was doing it every couple of chapters. I don’t think I’ve read so much vagina worship. Now don’t get me wrong, I enjoy reading about a man going down on a woman as much as the next person, but the amount of worshiping that was going on here was a little more than my mind could take.

I’m really glad that this was a short story, if this was a book that covered a series, it might have been better, at least it could have had a little more character development, as it stood. It was short, smutty and utterly filthy

Brandon pulled his cock out suddenly and a burst of cum shot from Cheryl’s pussy. She flexed her stomach muscles as tightly as she could, drenching Rochelle, who eagerly licked up the juice from Cheryl’s thighs

If that’s how you like your books, this is the one for you. And for only 99¢ it might even be a steal. Be warned though, there is so much going on and most of it is happening in the final chapters. But if that’s your speed, go for it I say…