And dancers? We do it best of all.
The moment I saw her, I knew. Her innocence is intoxicating. My lust is fierce. Primal. To watch her dance is to know the torment of true temptation.
She will be mine.
And dancers? We do it best of all.
The moment I saw her, I knew. Her innocence is intoxicating. My lust is fierce. Primal. To watch her dance is to know the torment of true temptation.
She will be mine.
But if we’re going to survive, wherever you go…take me with you.
I’d never given much thought to falling in love. For someone like me, it seemed an impossibility. Why dwell on something that would never happen? I had no interest in chicks for more than what they could give me in one night. Fuck ‘em and then show ‘em the door. There were always clinger groupies, who claimed to love me. But they loved what I could offer them. Sex.A one-night stand.A story to tell their friends about how they slept with a rocker.With Grant McDermott. I was a name. A symbol.Nothing more.
USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde has written the Avoiding series and the Record series as well as the new adult novels Following Me and Take Me for Granted. She grew up as a military brat traveling the United States and Australia. While studying political science and philosophy at the University of Georgia, she founded the Georgia Dance Team, which she still coaches. Post-graduation, she served as the campus campaign director for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. An avid traveler, reader, and bargain hunter, K.A. lives in Athens, Georgia, with her fiancé and two puppies, Riker and Lucy.
Twenty-two-year-old historical romance writer Nicole Blake, or N.S. Blake to her readers, hasn’t taken an official poll, mind you, but she is convinced she may be the only romance author on the planet who is still a card-carrying member of the virgin club.
Not that she hasn’t tried to end her membership. Life just keeps finding pesky ways to interfere. With no prospects on the horizon, Nicole begins to feel like the closest she will ever get to experiencing a man is within her own stories.
Opportunity presents itself in the form of hot-as-sin-on-a-lollipop-stick bartender/premed student Alec Petropoulos, who agrees to be the cover model for her upcoming book. Sparks fly instantly between them, and Nicole begins to entertain the possibility that she’s finally found the right guy to hand over her tattered V-card. Alec has all the makings for a perfect one-night-stand candidate except, much to Nicole’s surprise, he seems to be the only man in existence not interested in bagging a virgin.
Stuck between a rock and a stubborn male, what’s a virgin to do? Seduce him, of course. How hard could it be? If it works for the characters in her stories, why wouldn’t it work for her?
After all, what happens under the cover…stays under the cover.
About Tiffany King
This story was good… Damn good, actually. This was my first Pam Godwin book, and after reading this story I think it’s safe to say that it definitely won’t be my last. Going into this book, I knew that I wanted dark… And while the dark element was involved, it was told in such an unexpected way. A little warning before starting this book: There are parts to this story that are hard to stomach- It contains explicit, graphic and violent scenes that hold nothing back, so it may not be for everyone. I on the other hand, love these type of stories so needless to say I was completely satisfied once I reached the last page.
Without giving too much away, I’ll explain the background to this story a bit: The heroine Charlie and the hero Jay meet when they least expect it- Jay is the lead singer for The Burn, and he’s lived a horrific childhood that in turn makes him cringe anytime someone tries to lay a finger on his skin. He’s always tried to escape his pain with drugs and sex until one night he decides to try something different, leading him straight into Charlee’s tattoo shop…
Now this isn’t your typical romance novel… These two don’t begin a relationship right after meeting like you would typically expect in any other story. Circumstances only led them away from each other for many years before these two ever get a chance to become something more. In the meantime though, their first impression of one another lingers with them through all their time apart which only ignites the flame that we all knew was burning…
The hero Jay is a broken man, to say the least. His only solace is his music… That is, until Charlee came along. No one has ever touched him or seen the scars on his back but one look into Charlee’s blue eyes has him feeling things he’s never felt before. The feeling makes him want to change and be a better man; Someone worthy of a woman like her. Unfortunately though, things aren’t meant to be. Years of never once hearing or seeing Charlee again, he returns back to that same tattoo shop only to find out that Charlee is dead- Or so he thought…
As for the heroine Charlee… Man, I freaking loved her character. She’s endured so much pain and torture but in turn, it only strengthened her. It seems her entire life was lived under Roy Oxford’s thumb- A man whose so desperately in love with Charlee that he’ll stop at nothing to make sure that she’s only his. No matter how hard she tried, she’s never been able to outrun him- After years of his abuse, she managed to free herself but only to be brought back to him many years later. Roy had managed to abduct her again the night she met Jay and the only thing she was left with was his memory.
Three years later…
She’s once again escaped Roy’s clutches, only this time she had the help of Nathan Winslow. He’s an ex-marine and the brother of Noah, Charlee’s loving boyfriend at the time of her abduction. Day in and day out, they’re constantly on the run from Roy and his infinite amount of dirty connections… But things change in the most unexpected way when fate intervenes and Charlee meets Jay again.
By this time, Jay is a huge rock star. In his time away from Charlee, he spent every waking moment writing songs about her which in turn took his band to the top of the charts. Losing Charlee destroyed him and turned him to drugs and sex more than ever. Yet, once she comes back into his life his reason for living has given him a new purpose: And that’s to stop at nothing to keep her safe at all costs.
I refuse to give anything else about this story away- You’ll just have to read it for yourselves to find out what these two broken characters had to go through to finally reach their much deserved happily-ever-after. While reading this though, you’re probably wondering if this book is another case of the whole “insta-love” theme… After-all, these two characters seem to feel things for one another after only one chance meeting. …And while this story did feature a fast developing relationship, it just worked in this story. I honestly can’t believe I’m even saying that, as I’m an avid hater of the whole “insta-love” theme in the first place, but something about how things all played out made this story all the more realistic. We’re able to see that their one encounter is what helped them through some of the toughest parts of their lives away from one another, and gave them the will to fight the circumstances that threatened to consume them.
The chemistry between Charlee and Jay is so very strong- They’ve both endured very horrible pasts and each day is a struggle to overcome their demons. Charlee is scarred emotionally and her sexual life is fucked up, to say the least. She yearns for pain after being in the clutches of Roy’s never-ending abuse, but Jay just can’t bring himself to hurt her after losing her once before. How do two such damaged people make things work when one needed love and affection, while the other couldn’t stand being touched?
“Life was jaded like that, throwing them together when he couldn’t tolerable affection and she was desperate for it.” -Charlee
It was honestly so heartwarming to watch these two find support and healing in one another- It wasn’t easy, but they were the only ones who understood each other’s pain and both embraced the things that the other needed to heal… Even if those things pushed the boundaries of their own comfort zones.
Over-all, this story isn’t for the faint of heart. However, if you can get past all the ugliness involved then you’ll truly be able to see a beautiful story that involves both healing and surviving- It will capture you heart, touch you deeply and without a doubt stay with you for a long while.
Damn. This was one heck of a good book- I’m actually surprised that I liked it as much as I did, especially since I tend to steer clear of paranormal romance. After reading all of the raving five star reviews though, my curiosity ended up getting the best of me, thank God. I would have been royally pissed off had I missed out on the chance to read this.
So the only book that I’ve ever read that had somewhat of a relation to this story was Obsidian, which I remember enjoying. However, I read it ages ago and can barely remember much of anything about it which is a big reason why I was skeptical about starting this one in the first place. I guess I was just afraid that I wouldn’t get into it as much as everyone else seemed to have because I wasn’t familiar with any of Jennifer Armentrout’s previous paranormal romances- With that being said though, my worries were for nothing and I had no issues what-so-ever reading this as a stand-alone.
His character is literally to die for swoon-worthy. I couldn’t get enough of him- He was extremely arrogant and had one hell of an attitude. …Mama’ likes. ♥ He also had a wicked sense of humor that had me cracking up on more than one occasion.
“I wondered how dark her hair was wet. I bet it was a light brown, matching the delicate brows arched over her eyes. …Delicate brows? What the fuck was happening to my brain?” -Hunter
So Hunter is what you’d call an Arum- Part of a race that had been bred to kill. He was a man… Errr… Alien who didn’t hide from what he truly was, making him not only one scary SOB but someone that you definitely didn’t want to mess with.
The heroine Serena on the other hand was definitely a likable heroine, which was another surprise for me as well… Especially since I’m more into the shy and innocent door-mat types… Everything that she wasn’t. She’s witnessed and learned some things that she shouldn’t have, and in turn a kill order was put on her back making her a huge target and putting her in immediate danger. Assigned as Serena’s “bodyguard”, Hunter is forced into a position where he has to keep her safe at all times- A position he didn’t want… Or so he thought…
So that’s it- No more details about the book from me.
…All that you really need to know is that this is definitely worth reading. The chemistry both Hunter and Serena had can only be described as undeniable. They both have a fierce attraction to one another that they tried to ignore, but everyone knows how the story goes when it comes to wanting something you can’t have… You want it even more. I could literally feel the connection that these two had, and watching their romance unfold was not only sweet but extremely amusing. Hunter couldn’t help but consistently be a protective alpha male, while Serena on the other hand never let go of her independence. This only made for heated arguments leading to stolen kisses, which inevitably grew to so much more.
The writing in this book was extremely addictive- Not that I’m surprised. Jennifer Armentrout is one hell of a talented author and this story proves that fact. Without a doubt, Obsession is a great book that has all the makings for an even better series.
She’s living her dream…
Kylie Ryans is the biggest thing to come out of Nashville since, well, since Trace Corbin. With a hit album and a powerful label behind her, she appears to be the girl who has it all.
But appearances can be deceiving.
Fresh out of rehab, Trace Corbin is ready to take on the world. Just not the girl he walked away from. Because if there’s one thing he knows for certain, it’s that the people you love are the ones who have the power to destroy you.
As their worlds collide, they’ll have to make the ultimate choice. Follow their dreams, or give it all up for love.
They say love conquers all, but for Kylie and Trace, it just might wreck everything they’ve worked for.
Caisey Quinn lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband, daughter, and other assorted animals. She is the bestselling author of the Kylie Ryans series as well as several New Adult Romance novels featuring country girls finding love in unexpected places.
…So this story picks up where the third book (The Prince) left off. …And just a little recap, Mistress Nora has been kidnapped by Kinglsey’s sister Marie-Laure.
She’s beyond pissed and wants revenge for all the things that have happened not only in her past but in the present as well. The bitch is literally off her rocker- Enough said.
So, without giving too much away to those of you who have yet to read this installment yet, just know that every single one of these characters face some extremely difficult decisions and circumstances in this story. …But what makes this book even more interesting is that we’re able to get more insight into all of the characters we’ve grown to love, along with being introduced to a new one, whom I absolutely adored.
Everyone is on a quest to save Nora and in The Mistress we’re able to see just what lengths people are willing to go through to do so. Oh, and just a little FYI: If you’ve ever had any doubt as to how much Søren loves Nora, then this book should be a huge eye opener for you. There were times when I was conflicted when it came to their relationship, but never once did I feel like Nora didn’t mean much to Søren or vice versa…
However, this book takes his feelings to an all new level and we were finally able to see just how far he was willing to go to show his love in the only way he could. God, I love that man. ♥ …And speaking of my men, I fell for Wesley and Kingsley even harder in this book than all of the others combined. No one tops my feelings for Søren of course, but the naughty Frenchman definitely gives him a run for his money at times.
Nora, of course continues to stay so unconditionally strong and fucking hilarious. She’ll literally have you laughing your ass off, despite all circumstances. I tend to really try and avoid heroines with strong and over-powering characteristics but she’s definitely one of a kind.
The woman is without a doubt probably my favorite heroine ever, and that’s saying a lot. There’s no one like her out there and surprisingly, it’s the things that I tend to dislike so much in other heroines that I absolutely love when it comes to her.
For the record, not everything was tied up for us in a perfect ribbon at the end of the book- Not that I’d expect that though. When it comes to Tiffany Reisz’s style, it’s just not expected. …And believe it or not, I actually really loved how things turned out- So much was eventually resolved, especially when it comes to the three most important men in Nora’s life. With that being said though, I did feel like the story was wrapped up a little too quickly. Now to be fair, it’s only natural to want more when it comes to these characters… But after being in suspense for more than half the book due to Nora’s kidnapping, everything just sort of resolved at lightening speed. I don’t feel that it’s right to complain about it too much though… After-all, this isn’t the last we’ll see of these characters…
So to say that this book was fucking epic would be the understatement of the year. I can only hope that The Priest: A Romance becomes available and in my hands as soon as possible. …As in, yesterday.
★PS: This book can NOT be read as a stand-alone so if you’ve yet to read the rest of the books in this series, be sure to start with these first:
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This story took me to another realm, one I didn’t ever want to leave. I was a enthralled from the beginning, unable to put my book down for a second. Tears of Tess consumed my thoughts every minute of the day until I finished the story, and even after that I still couldn’t stop thinking about it. I want to rant and rave like a lunatic about this book to everyone I know!!
This book is FUCKING AMAZING! There, I had to get it out.
Tess was a mere shell of a woman. She was willing to sacrifice her own desires and needs to satisfy those she cared for as long as she got one thing in return. She’d been thrown away and discarded as if she was worthless by her parents, so she had no ties to them. She was virtually alone in the world except for her boyfriend. All Tessa needed was to feel wanted and loved because she never had. It was really simply. She was as happy as her life would allow her to be, until everything change in the blink of an eye. Some would call it their worst nightmare, but for Tessa it was a blessing in disguise.
Tears of Tess is not for the faint of heart. For me, this is how a kidnapping theme should be written. I need a fight, a will to live so to speak, and Tessa was full of fire that raged inside her. I think that’s what was so appealing too, not just a woman who gives up the moment she’s taken. Tess fought hard, she never gave up even from the physical abuse she endured. Tessa was everything I look for in my heroines with this kind of theme.
Tess believed something was wrong with her because of what she yearned for sexually. She has different desires then most would deem acceptable. But this book just shows that it’s okay to like what you like. That there’s nothing wrong with it. I love that. Because at the end of the day, we have to be content with ourselves both inside and out, and Tessa was finally happy even under the circumstances it played out. Q showed her it was okay, but at the same time she opened up his eyes and showed him the same as well. They both need to feel accepted and wanted, and they’re able to give it to each other unconditionally.
Q…*sigh* That is all. Read it for him. He’s perfectly broken but all man.
Once I finished this book, I wasn’t ready to pick up the squeal just yet- I wanted to reread this book again. That’s how much I loved it! I haven’t had that feeling in years either. Onto the next!
I can say without a shadow of doubt, that I will be picking up every single book Pepper Winters writes.
Room for You is of those reads that knocked me by surprise. I had a feeling I’d like it from the moment I came across it, but what I hadn’t expected was how much I would end up loving it. And for me, those are the stories that remain with me forever.
So much of this novel is not my normal read. Honestly, I never would have picked it up, but there was something I can’t explain that drew me in from the minute I looked at the book and read the blurb. It felt different to me and I knew I had to have it that instant. I’m a bit perplexed by how much I liked it, truthfully.
The writing is what I ended up really enjoying the most and sold me. A well written, moving story is what it takes. The flow, the style, how it entertained me from the first page to last, the characters… I really just loved all of it and cannot wait for the next book to be released. There was a perfect balance of emotion, character development and plot wrapped up just right to make it a memorable novel.
I feel like indie authors have a specific voice that usually blends together, but Beth Ehemann’s does not fall into that category. Trust me- It’s a good thing.
My God… What did I just read?
I’m not even sure where to begin when writing this review because my thoughts are seriously all over the place. For starters, I honestly had no idea what to expect going into this book- I mean, I knew it was going to be completely different from the typical romance novels that I usually read… I just wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about it. To say that I was more than a little hesitant to start this one would be an understatement. Needless to say though, my mind has officially been fucked… Pardon my language. …And for the record: If that kind of language offends you, then for the love of God just stay away from this book. Lord knows a four lettered curse word is tame compared to the type of shit that goes on in this story.
I refuse to go into any extreme specifics about this book- If you have absolutely no idea what to expect when reading this, then you’re in the right frame of mind to dive in. …But just in case you’d prefer a little insight before going into this book, I’ll give you the quick run-down without giving anything away… For starters, this story features four important characters, all with multiple story-lines and all which are linked together by one woman…
Enter Nora. She’s one bad-ass kinky bitch and I loved her character to pieces. She’s not typically the type of heroine I love to read about but everything about her worked for me in this book and I wouldn’t have wanted her any other way. She was an author of many bestselling erotic romance novels, but her writing meant more to her than just a paycheck… It was her outlet for pain and loss after ending a thirteen year relationship with her soul mate Søren. However, Nora’s lifestyle behind closed doors was the sole means of her support. She worked as a professional Dominatrix, and a damn good one at that. She was beautiful, bold and not afraid to speak her mind… A rare and deadly combination for a woman. However, she only ever allows others to see what she wants them to see. Underneath her wild facade was a woman who was not only broken, but hurting over her past relationship and confused on what it was she truly wanted.
Her latest novel is extremely personal and she wants to make sure that the book becomes so much more than anything she’s ever written before. The only way to assure that happens, is by having only the best editor out there who’s willing to reshape her writing and make sure it’s the best that it can be. Enter Zachary Easton… The man can definitely be an asshole on pretty much every occasion but he’s there to get the job done, forgoing all sugar-coating. Nora is instantly drawn to both him and his smart-ass remarks but she’s able to see what he so clearly tries to hide… His hurt. Yet, the more time that passes between these two, the more time they spend together and soon enough Nora tries her best to reveal all his secrets- But not without Zach discovering a few of his own..
Enter Wesley… Her nineteen year old roommate and still a personal favorite character of mine
in this story ever. He’s such innocent perfection and completely in love with Nora. These two were so completely different from one another but despite their differences, they were still the very best of friends. The thing I loved the most about Wes, was the fact that he accepted everything about Nora… That is, almost everything…
Enter Søren. ♥
I can’t even… There are no words. I absolutely love Søren. As in, I want his sadistic ass to beat me pregnant. Sound harsh? It should. After-all, the man is a Sadist who can only get off by inflicting pain on someone. Now before you get all judgmental on my ass, know this: Nora is absolutely everything to him… And him to her. Søren was Nora’s former master… Her everything. He may lead a very unusual lifestyle but it’s who he is and she wholeheartedly accepts that- In fact, she loves it. He’s by far the darkest character I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading about. He’s an extremely hard man to understand and his need to hurt and possess overpowers everything about him. Although it’s always consensual, he’s a man who loves to inflict pain on others. Not many people would agree nor would they accept his lifestyle… But I understood it because I was able to see that there was so much more to his character than the darkness that lived inside him.
Honest to God, words can’t even describe how I felt about this book- It’s definitely one hell of a start to what I can only assume is going to be an amazing series. Tiffany Reisz is without a doubt one of the most talented authors that I’ve ever come across. She’s a God at being able to convey so many emotions, sometimes even without being too explicit.
Just a little forewarning: This isn’t your average love story. It also isn’t a book revolving strictly around sex. It’s so much more than that. So if you’re looking for the typical damsel in distress that gets saved by the heroic knight theme, then you need to look elsewhere because you won’t find it here. Does that take you out of your comfort zone? Maybe even scare you a little bit? Good. This book can be disturbing and it will most definitely push you beyond your comfort zone. Yet at the same time, it will hold you utterly captivated from the first page to the last. This is a story that should be read with an open mind- You’ve got to prepare yourself to expect the unexpected because you most definitely won’t get anything less. …Now, I’m off to the next book in this series! (The Angel)