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Book Review: The Professional by Kresley Cole

 


The Professional by Kresley Cole
Series: The Game Maker, #1
Genre: Contemporary | Romance
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 390 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on May 20th 2014 by Simon & Schuster UK (first published May 6th 2014)
Kresley Cole: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Synopsis:
The highly anticipated complete novel of The Professional—the first installment in #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole’s scorching Game Maker series, an erotica collection that has readers asking: How hot is too hot? Get lost in the sultry world of the Game Maker series with The Master, book two, and The Player, book three!

Meet the Professional.

Mafiya enforcer Aleksandr “The Siberian” Sevastyan’s loyalty to his boss is unwavering, until he meets the boss’s long-lost daughter, a curvy, tantalizing redhead who haunts his mind and heats his blood like no other. Ordered to protect her, Aleksandr will do anything to possess her as well—on his own wicked terms.

He makes the rules.

Grad student Natalie Porter has barely recovered from her first encounter with the dark and breathtaking Siberian when he whisks her away to Russia, thrusting her into a world of extreme wealth and wanton pleasures.

In the game of obsession, two players are better than one.

Yet all is not as it seems. To remove Natalie from an enemy’s reach, Aleksandr spirits her into hiding. From an opulent palace in Russia to the decadent playgrounds of the mega-rich in Paris, the two lovers tempt each other’s boundaries to discover whether their darkest—and most forbidden—fantasies really can come true…

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ARC Review: Suck by Nikki Belaire


Suck by Nikki Belaire 
Series: A Naughty Novella #1
Genre: Contemporary | Romance | Novella
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: eBook, 64 pages
Source: Give Me Books Promotions

Published on June 18th 2020 by Happy Drunk Productions, LLC
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Synopsis:

This mob boss always gets what he wants – even if she belongs to someone else.
Reece Diavolo. They call him The Devil behind his back, and when the vicious mobster sees the bride at his cousin’s wedding he decides there won’t be a marriage after all that day…because now she belongs to him.

Macy Shaw. They call her The Mouse to her face, and when the goodest of good girls learns her blackmailing fiancé has disappeared she’s relieved…until she realizes her savior is even more dangerous than the groom.

Author’s note: Suck is short, sweet, and dirty, filled with all the best parts of a romance for a fun two-hour read. No triggers or cliffhangers and a guaranteed happily ever after.

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Book Review: Beard Science by Penny Reid

 


Beard Science by Penny Reid 
Series: Winston Brothers, #3
Genre: Contemporary | Romance
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: eBook, 384 pages
Source: Amazon
Published on October 11th 2016 by Cipher-Naught
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Synopsis:

NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, & USA TODAY bestselling series
Finalist: Goodreads Choice Awards, Best Romance 2016Make a deal with the devil and you might get what you want, but will it be what you need?

Jennifer Sylvester wants one thing, and that one thing is NOT to be Tennessee’s reigning Banana Cake Queen. Ever the perpetual good girl and obedient daughter, Jennifer is buckling under the weight of her social media celebrity, her mother’s ambitions, and her father’s puritanical mandates. Jennifer is officially desperate.

And desperate times call for Cletus Winston.

Cletus Winston is a puzzle wrapped in a mystery covered in conundrum sauce, and now he’s in a pickle. Despite being convinced of his own omniscience, extortion by the exalted Banana Cake Queen of Green Valley has taken him completely by surprise. So… what’s a maniacal mastermind to do?

Likely, the last thing you expect.

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Book Review: The Darkest Kiss by Gena Showalter

 


The Darkest Kiss by Gena Showalter 
Series: Lords of the Underworld, #2
Genre: Paranormal | Romance
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 368 pages
Source: Amazon
Published on May 27th 2008 by HQN Books
Gena Showalter: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Synopsis:
She has tempted many men…but never found her equal. Until now.

Though she has lived for centuries, Anya, goddess of Anarchy, has never known pleasure. Until Lucien, the incarnation of death—a warrior eternally doomed to take souls to the hereafter. He draws her like no other. And Anya will risk anything to have him.

But when the merciless Lord of the Underworld is ordered by the gods to claim Anya herself, their uncontrollable attraction becomes an anguished pursuit. Now they must defeat the unconquerable forces that control them, before their thirst for one another demands a sacrifice of love beyond imagining…

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ARC Review: Reaper by K.L. Savage

 


Reaper by K.L. Savage 
Series: Ruthless Kings MC, #1
Genre: Contemporary | Romance
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: eBook
Source: Give Me Books Promotions

Published on March 2020
K.L. Savage: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Synopsis:

My dead best friend’s daughter and the woman that haunts my dreams are one and the same.

For the last two years, I’ve told myself she’s off limits.
That a man like me, can’t be with a woman her age.
Then my little maniac turned eighteen.
And I gave in to my temptation.
I shouldn’t have, but now it’s too late.

She’s mine now, and I’ll never let her go.

Then one of the biggest sinners in Vegas thought he could just take her.
He’s forgetting It’s my job to protect her. Mine.

Now, I’m going to burn this city to the ground.
I’ll reap havoc until my little maniac is back in my arms.

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Book Review: Starlet by Fiona Davenport

 


Starlet by Fiona Davenport 
Series: Standalone
Genre: Contemporary | Romance | Novella
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: eBook, 106 pages
Source: Amazon
Published on April 19th 2019 (first published April 17th 2019)
Fiona Davenport: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Might contain spoilers.

Synopsis:
Nicole Callahan is an up-and-coming movie star. When she gets her big chance, the role requires her to get romantic with her co-star on screen. But there’s only one man she can picture herself kissing…even if she’s never met him in person.

Austin Hayes has been a household name since he hit it big as a child actor. His refusal to so much as kiss a woman on screen hasn’t stopped him from having a successful career in Hollywood. But when Nicole wants him as her co-star, he throws all the rules out the window because this starlet is meant to be his
He’d give her everything.

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ARC Review: Scars and Sins by Melanie Munton

 


Scars and Sins by Melanie Munton  
Series: Brooklyn Brothers, #2
Genre: Romance | Contemporary
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: eBook
Source: Netgalley
Published on March 31st 2020
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Synopsis:
From Amazon bestselling author Melanie Munton comes a tale of forbidden love between enemy families. The second book in the mafia romantic suspense series, Brooklyn Brothers, follows the secret romance of Roxy and her long-time crush–and best friend’s brother–Ace. If they’re discovered, it will start a war, and they’ll have much more to worry about than their own Scars & Sins…..

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Book Review: His Love by Fiona Davenport

 


His Love by Fiona Davenport 
Series: Standalone
Genre: Contemporary | Romance | Novella
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: eBook, 102 pages
Source: Amazon
Published on June 8th 2019
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Might contain spoilers.

Synopsis:
Billionaire Justice Kendall thought he was content with his life. Right up until the day he noticed that his neighbor’s daughter had become the beautiful woman who was meant to be his. Since then, he waited not-so patiently for her to turn eighteen.
He bided his time by watching over her. When he realized that all she wanted was a baby of her own, he was ready to give her more than just his love.
He’d give her everything.

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Book Review: The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter

 


The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter 
Series: Lords of the Underworld, #1
Genre: Paranormal | Romance
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 379 pages
Published on May 3rd 2008 by Harlequin
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Synopsis:
His powers—Inhuman…
His passion—Beyond immortal…
All her life, Ashlyn Darrow has been tormented by voices from the past. To end the nightmare, she has come to Budapest seeking help from men rumored to have supernatural abilities, not knowing she’ll be swept into the arms of Maddox, their most dangerous member—a man trapped in a hell of his own.
Neither can resist the instant hunger than calms their torments… and ignites an irresistible passion. But every heated touch and burning kiss will edge them closer to destruction—and a soul-shattering test of love…
Though they carry an eternal curse, the Lords of the Underworld are irresistibly seductive—and unimaginably powerful…

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Book Review: Barbarian’s Redemption by Ruby Dixon

 


Barbarian’s Redemption by Ruby Dixon 
Series: Ice Planet Barbarians, #12
Genre: Science Fiction | Romance | ParanormalErotica
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 236 pages.
Published on February 8th 2017 by Independently published (first published February 6th 2017)
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Synopsis:
For seasons, I have waited for her – my perfect mate.

In a tribe full of happy couples, I am alone. But I am not content to remain this way. There are no eligible unmated females left, so I will do whatever it takes to bring females back to our tribe…even if it means doing something wrong. Even if it means I must purchase my mate on the intergalactic black market. I will do anything to possess her, to claim her as my own.

But will my ruthless move turn my female against me before we ever meet? Can she ever forgive a male that bought her freedom?

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