Thursday, July 24, 2014

Deceptive Innocence - Kyra Davis

Kyra Davis, the New York Times bestselling author of Just One Night, returns with book one in the thrillingly erotic Pure Sin series featuring a beautiful young woman out for revenge—until she falls in love with the one man whose secrets are as dangerous as her own. (Note: this volume collects Parts 1 - 3 of the previously serialized Deceptive Innocence ebook series.)

Ever since Bell’s mother died while serving time for a murder she didn’t commit, Bell’s been focused on one thing: revenge. She knows her mother was set up by Jonathon Gable, the head of both the powerful Gable family and an international banking corporation. Now she’s determined to take him down—from the inside.

Bell needs access to the Gable home and offices, so she poses as a bartender to seduce her way into the bed—and life—of Jonathon’s rebellious youngest son, Lander. He’s not a typical Gable, spending more time in the dive bars of Harlem than the posh cocktail lounges of the Upper East Side. He has an attraction to danger, a vulnerability Bell isn’t shy about exploiting. It should be easy to uncover the secrets she needs to destroy his family and clear her mother’s name.

But it turns out Lander is much more complicated than she ever imagined. He’s enticing, intelligent, mysterious—plus their sexual chemistry is off the charts. Even though Bell knows he’s the enemy, she can’t help but be moved, both physically and emotionally, by the man she swore was just a target. When he finds out the truth she’s sure both their hearts and her plan will be crushed...until she begins to realize that Lander might be hiding his own secrets, darker than she ever imagined.

My review ****

Deceptive Innocence is one of those stories that have you guessing almost the whole way through. A story of revenge and the aggression that comes with.

Entwined with erotic sexual encounters with see the lust and attraction that builds with the main character and her desire for the enemy.

In all parts we are shown Young Bells determination to pay back the family who destroyed her mother and caused her death. Along the way we see her motivation, but upon meeting Lander - her heart and mind are confused. This leaves her in trouble – her heart tells her one thing – her revenge and plans conflicted.

Lander is like cotton candy - very sweet, enticing, smart, and the chemistry between them is certainly sizzling and steamy .. Bell knows he is the enemy but both emotionally and physically is like a magnet.. I really loved his sexy character ( waggles eyebrows) 

The author delivers us suspense and mystery within the pages, sex for all those who enjoy a steamy read and certainly room for thought and intrigue with the story line that is delivered. 

. As a reader I was kept strung along to find out where the story was headed. I like unpredictable and it was certainly that. 

What started out as a three part series - it has since been written into one book. I enjoyed all .
I enjoy this authors writing style including the quality and depth she puts into her characters. The emotions put forth show us the depths of the characters revenge. You can certainly relate to her on so many levels. 
The sex scenes were smoking hot – being a lover of erotica and sexy reads the author certainly coat our pallet with goodness... (Grins)

There is a lot going on with this story – but the ending I felt was a little left to be desired and still am curious if there will be another book. I didn’t find that the ending was as well delivered as I would have liked. But saying this I did enjoy the story.

Overall – I enjoyed the plot and story line, the characters were well delivered and the sexy stuff certainly sexaliscious. ! 

An author I certainly will continue to read .

Big thank you to Simon & Schuster for providing me with a review copy for an honest review.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Craving Him - Kendall Ryan Book Review

Craving Him
A Love by Design Novel
Author: Kendall Ryan
TRADE Paperback
AU$ 17.99
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IWorking It, New York Times bestselling author Kendall Ryan delivered a sexy and addictive contemporary romance about Emmy Clarke, a sweet southern girl out of her depth in New York City’s cutthroat fashion industry, and Ben Shaw, the hot male model who introduced her to a world of pleasure. But their story is far from complete…

Emmy Clarke is no quitter. Toughened by her experience working for fashion heavyweight Fiona Stone, Emmy has come a long way from her country girl roots, embracing her fast-paced and unpredictable life in New York City.

Though that life comes with more than a few complications.

First there’s the mystery of Fiona’s pregnancy, which may or may not involve Emmy’s boyfriend, superstar male model Ben Shaw. Emmy has always known that Ben comes with more baggage than she can handle—and not the Louis Vuitton kind. Yet Ben is the only man who has ever loved Emmy for who she is, and she wants nothing more than to do the same for him, even if it means forgiving his past and overlooking their wildly different lifestyles.

But when a shocking secret from Ben’s past comes to light, unraveling all of their progress, Emmy must decide if their relationship is worth the fight, or if it’s time to ignore her passion for him and let go.


4 1/2  smoking hot hero stars !!

Craving Him is Book 2 in her Love by Design Series  which follows straigh after book one Working it.

This is the conclusion to Ben and Emmy’s story .

Book 1 left us with quite a few questions, but Kendall did a fantastic job of clearing everything up. At the end of this book you really do feel that Ben and Emmy’s story is complete and all your questions, my questions or quieries  are answered. With that happy reader face on -  once the last page has been turned.

In this book we see Ben’s efforts to show Emmy his love – and to work on the relationship. We see the heart ache and time and patience it took for both of them to get through the rollercoaster ride with their love. 

The past comes back to taunt the relationship and we see the strengths it takes them to both overcome this. I really like how Kendall puts forth the characters emotions, strengths and weakness’s , it shows us the reader that they are real people. In a not so picture perfect love.

Kendall Ryan writes a  fast paced read, no beating around the bush, nothing is rushed or lacks. We are given steam, romance, and passion and of course the answers to book one as well within this storyline. The plot is well delivered, the characters are shown with depth and definition , and the pace of the story is just right.

For those who like steamy, sexy hot smoking love scenes, you will enjoy Kendall’s stories. They will leave you parched and content. ** Ha-ha** or maybe flipping wildy to read more?? 

The ending will leave you happy and content, as a romance reader I like to read the happily ever after even if it may be predictable.

Emmy’s character at times I found annoying, whiny and slightly immature, she needed to grow some man balls and speak up so to speak rather than sit back and just dwell. I do like my females with a little more back bone, but did enjoy her character none the less. We see her grow within the pages and eventually speaking up .. Which was great to see.

Ben I would give 5 stars for effort, Kendall did a great job of putting forth his love and admiration for Emmy... He was a likeable character and smoking hot! He certainly had me sheepishly grinning many a time... (Blushes) 

We see other characters within this story which was nice to see, the snide comments and bickering between some of them was quiet amusing and lighten up moments within the storyline.

Overall, I really enjoyed Craving Him. I loved the steamy romance, the love and affection Ben has for Emmy and the crazy drama between Fiona, Ben and Emmy. Overall, Craving Him was less intense read than Working It. It met my happy quota of all that I enjoy – no cliff-hanger and yes HEA – just have to read to find out what.

Big thank you to Simon & Schuster Australia for supplying this book for my honest review.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Five Ways to Fall - K A Tucker Book Review

  • Atria BOOKS |( Simon & Schuster Australia )  
  • 384 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781476740515 | 
  • June 2014

Purple-haired, sharp-tongued Reese MacKay knows all about making the wrong choice; she’s made plenty of them in her twenty-odd-years. So when her impulsive, short-lived marriage ends in heartbreak, she decides it’s time for a change. She moves to Miami with the intention of hitting reset on her irresponsible life, and she does quite well…aside from an epically humiliating one-night stand in Cancun with a hot blond bouncer named Ben. Thank God she can get on a plane and leave that mistake behind her.

Football scholarship and frat parties with hot chicks? Part of charmer Ben Morris’s plan. Blown knee that kills any hope of a professional football career? So not part of the plan. Luckily Ben has brains to go with his knockout looks and magnetism. After three long years of balancing law school with his job as a bouncer at Penny’s Palace, he’s ready to lead a more mature life—until his first day of work, when he finds himself in the office of that crazy, hot chick he met in Cancun. The one he hasn’t stopped thinking about.

If Ben truly were a smart guy, he’d stay clear of Reese. She’s the boss’s stepdaughter and it’s been made very clear that office romances are grounds for dismissal. Plus, rumor has it she’s trouble. The only problem is, he likes trouble, especially when it’s so good-looking.

Book provided by Simon & Schuster Australia for review  for an honest review. Thank you..


4 1/2 stars

K.A. Tucker once again has delivered a wonderfully written and enjoyable story. Ben and Reese are in this story alternating between both pov .. We see funny sides to both with lots of laughs and banter and great character interaction. 

I really enjoyed Reese's character she was quirky, bitchy , funny with that wild side to her that I really thought was well put forth. Ben we certainly see a different side to him  he is such a ladies man  lol - but still see that funny, smokin hot boy he really is.. 

“If you have to fight over a guy, he’s not worth it. Go for the one who’s waiting for you.”

The plot had me hooked line and sinker till the end. I really enjoy K A Tuckers writing . She writes funny and hilarious stories combined with explosive and romantic interactions that has your heart beating and grinning. The connection once made - the two characters were combustable .. 

If your after romance that will make you smile, a story line that you will enjoy and an ending to a series that will leave you saited then you will most certainly enjoy this series. K A Tucker is an author I will follow and look forward to more of her work.