Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Stepbrother Mine 1 by Opal Acrew Book review

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How far will she go to get the life she's always wanted? 

Dana's always had a clear vision of how her life would go and how she'd get there, but when her father dies during her final year of college, her whole world threatens to topple down. In desperate need of money, she takes a drastic step. She decides to auction off her virginity.

Mason is used to getting what he wants. The head of his own corporate empire, he has wealth, means, and no shortage of beautiful women ready to fulfill his every need. But despite having it all, Mason is bored. Until he comes face-to-face with a woman from his past. Unable to let Dana slip away again, Mason bids on the one thing he's always wanted, even if it is completely forbidden. He's fantasied about having her to himself for years, touching her smooth skin, tasting her sweet lips, but Dana is off-limits, or is she? What started out as a way for each of them to get what they've always wanted is about to turn into so much more…


Short , hot , erotic and sweet. Perfect package :D 

A new serial about the lengths to which one woman will go to live the life of her dreams.

This author delivers everything a reader could want in an erotic - romance story. Sexy step-brother with a heart of gold, naive but sweet and intrigued virgin with a personality and a past. 

Some may say the story is cliche with many others, but for me this short story of just 75 pages, presents us with a well delivered story line, solid plot and wonderfully penned characters. ( pst - and lots of sexy goodness ! ) 

I was very pleased to say that even though this is a novella , short and sweet, it contained so much depth and story within the pages. Stepbrother Mine is Great for a quick read, or a sexy fix but be warned it will leave you wanting the next book. 

Nothing felt rushed or corny within the pages , pushed or strained. It flowed effortlessly. I as the reader only wanting to read on till the very last page. 

I enjoyed this authors writing, it was fluent and smooth, the sex scenes well written, not corny or rushed. Hot, spicy and sinfully delightful !

The build up and connection the author created between the two characters by switching between present and past was also an added bonus. We get to see the friendship and connection grow. The gradual mixture of sexual tension and want between the characters was realistic and sweet but certainly dam smoking delicious. 

The introduction of DOM and sub was vaguely touched but gave us a small insight of whats more to come. I enjoyed Mason and Dana's interactions more so because of there connection and I can see us seeing more of his dom side and her submissive nature come to show. 

Mason was not your usual pompus rich stepbrother, he had soft spot and feelings for Dana . So her proposal did not call to him in the way it was delivered, but he found it more of a way to help someone he cared for, without the bonus and some sick old bastard like his father reaping something he surely didn't deserve. He wanted answers as to why Dana would enlist in this mission she was on. 

A new author for me , I have to say her writing was flawless and her story wonderfully penned I will certainly be reading more .

Be warned it does have a cliff hanger ! Which will certainly leave you wanting more. 

Thank you to the publisher for supplying me with this story for my honest review. 

From Paradise to Pregnant by Kandy Shepherd Book review

A week in Bali was accountant Zoe Summers’s dream vacation. But when the tropical island paradise is hit by an earthquake, she’s trapped alongside Mitch Bailey, sports star and blast from her past! High on the thrill of survival, they seek comfort in each other’s arms…

It was only supposed to be one night but Zoe soon discovers an unexpected souvenir, she’s pregnant! Now Zoe and Mitch will have to ask themselves — can one night lead to parenthood and a lifetime of love?


Kandy Shepherd warms the heart of romance readers ,with her vivid descriptions and such wonderfully delivered sweet stories of love. From Paradise to Pregnant is no exception. 

Her stories always leave me feeling gooey and lovey dovey, sated and happy. I turn the last page, content and sheepishly grinning knowing that this book was another one to add to my list of favourites by this author. 

I love the settings Kandy depicts her stories in , the wonderfully detailed surroundings she so flawlessly pens and the characters she puts forth on the pages. 

The writing is flawless and richly detailed, and the characters well delivered with depth and definition. The romance is gradual , but rich in extent , but manages to so show emotion and moments between the characters that give us more then just words. A character driven romance that will have you reading from front to back enjoying the characters, the storyline and everything in between. 

Another delightful story from Kandy that fulfilled all my expectations..