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Review: ‘Twist Me’ by Anna Zaires

Review: ‘Twist Me’ by Anna Zaires

Twist Me

by Anna Zaires
Series: Twist Me #1
Published by Mozaika Publications on July 31, 2014
Pages: 334
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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three-half-stars

Book 1 in the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Dark Romance Trilogy Kidnapped. Taken to a private island.
I never thought this could happen to me. I never imagined one chance meeting on the eve of my eighteenth birthday could change my life so completely.
Now I belong to him. To Julian. To a man who is as ruthless as he is beautiful—a man whose touch makes me burn. A man whose tenderness I find more devastating than his cruelty.
My captor is an enigma. I don’t know who he is or why he took me. There is a darkness inside him—a darkness that scares me even as it draws me in.
My name is Nora Leston, and this is my story.
***Note: This is book 1 of a completed trilogy. Keep Me and Hold Me are now available everywhere. No cliffhanger.***

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ARC Review: ‘I See London’ by Chanel Cleeton

I received a complimentary copy of the book from the Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

ARC Review: ‘I See London’ by Chanel Cleeton

I See London

by Chanel Cleeton
Series: International School #1
Published by Harlequin HQN on February 3, 2014
Genres: New Adult
Pages: 319
Format: eArc
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five-stars

Maggie Carpenter is ready for a change— and to leave her ordinary life in South Carolina behind. But when she accepts a scholarship to the International School in London, a university attended by the privileged offspring of diplomats and world leaders, Maggie might get more than she bargained for.
When Maggie meets Hugh, a twentysomething British guy, she finds herself living the life she always wanted. Suddenly she’s riding around the city in a Ferrari, wearing borrowed designer clothes and going to the hottest clubs. The only problem? Another guy, the one she can’t seem to keep her hands off of.
Half French, half Lebanese, and ridiculously wealthy, Samir Khouri has made it clear he doesn’t do relationships. He’s the opposite of everything Maggie thought she wanted…and he’s everything she can’t resist. Torn between her dream guy and the boy haunting her dreams, Maggie has to fight for her own happy ending. In a city like London, you never know where you stand, and everything can change in the blink of an eye.
This is a New Adult romance recommended for readers 17 and up.

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Review: ‘An Alpha’s Path’ by Carrie Ann Ryan

Review: ‘An Alpha’s Path’ by Carrie Ann Ryan

An Alpha's Path

by Carrie Ann Ryan
Published by Self-Published on December 1, 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 59
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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four-half-stars

Melanie Cross knew nothing of the world beyond her books and thought that was all she needed. When she finds herself on a blind date with a shifter who says she’s his mate, she finds out otherwise.
Kade Jamenson knows one day he will be the Alpha of the Redwood Pack but first, he must find his mate. Somehow fate has put her in his path in the most unlikely of ways, but when another tries to block them before they can complete the mating bond, he’ll stop at nothing to keep Melanie safe.
As temptation burns bright, two of them must overcome what they thought were differences and fight for something more than a mere night: fate.

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ARC Review: ‘Every Second With You’ by Lauren Blakely

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ARC Review: ‘Every Second With You’ by Lauren Blakely

Every Second with You

by Lauren Blakely
Series: No Regrets #2
Published by Lauren Blakely Books on February 10, 2014
Genres: New Adult
Pages: 240
Format: eArc
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five-stars

Every Second With You = Sex. Love. Addiction. Heartache. Pain. And Hope.
I used to think love was a lie. Now I know it's real, powerful, and I don't want to lose it...But my future scares me, and there's no way this can be happening, especially since I've finally broken free from all the people who wanted pieces of me. I don't even know how to start over, but I have to find a way. So when I discover what my mother's been keeping from me, it doesn't make me hate her. It gives me hope for a new life, outside of New York. But the ties that bind me to this city are so strong, sometimes they are chains. If only I could leave with...
Trey...
I will do anything for her. She owns me, heart, mind and body. But when Harley tells me this, I am rocked to the core, and terrified of what happens next. Especially when this time it's not her past that chases me, it's someone from my own. And that someone is messing with my head when I'm trying to be strong for Harley. But all I really want is to escape with the girl I love...For the rest of our lives.
How can you move forward when the past keeps chasing you?
In the sequel to the bestselling The Thrill of It, Harley and Trey face new challenges that will make battling blackmail, sex addiction, and a virgin call girl past look easy...

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ARC Review: ‘Bared’ by Stacey Kennedy

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ARC Review: ‘Bared’ by Stacey Kennedy

Bared

by Stacey Kennedy
Series: Club Sin #2
Published by Loveswept on February 10, 2014
Genres: Erotic Romance
Pages: 243
Format: eArc
Source: Netgalley
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four-stars

In a novel that’s perfect for fans of Shayla Black, Stacey Kennedy returns to Club Sin with another wicked and wild tale of submission, seduction, and love.
At Las Vegas’s exclusive Club Sin, Aidan Knight is the Master, unleashing the erotic yearnings of his submissive lovers. But his dominant façade conceals a devastating loss—something he instantly recognizes in his personally trained submissive Cora Adams. Sworn to unearth her secrets, Aidan uses his seductive skills to ignite her wildest desires until Cora yields to the pleasure she can find only with him.
Cora came to the BDSM club to act out her sub-and-dom fantasies without ever revealing the heartbreak that haunts her. But Aidan’s masterful touch is bringing her closer to the edge . . . and deeper into a world of control and surrender. He refuses to allow her to submit to any other man—nor does she want to. It’s a dangerous game they’re playing. For as they give in to passion, they must lay bare their souls for a love that could heal—and free—them both.
Bared is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.

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ARC Review: ‘All For You’ by Jessica Scott

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ARC Review: ‘All For You’ by Jessica Scott

All For You

by Jessica Scott
Series: Coming Home #4
Published by Grand Central Publishing on November 25, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Military Romance
Pages: 336
Format: eArc
Source: Netgalley
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Sergeant Reza Iaconelli joined the army to make something of his life. On the surface, Reza is the perfect soldier, a warrior god who men follow anywhere. But beneath the uniform is a jaded soldier, worn down by the war.
After a disastrous relationship, Army Captain Emily Lindberg donned the uniform, searching for a purpose in a life she'd nearly surrendered control of. She's always admired soldiers, despite her upper-class parents looking down on all things military. When Sergeant Iaconelli ends up in her office, she's unexpectedly drawn to the wicked flirt, despite the barriers that exist between them as officer and enlisted. But as she digs deeper, she discovers that Reza is not what she expected.

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ARC Review: ‘Believe’ by Erin McCarthy

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ARC Review: ‘Believe’ by Erin McCarthy

Believe

by Erin McCarthy
Series: True Believers #3
Published by Penguin Group (USA) on January 21, 2014
Genres: New Adult
Pages: 232
Format: eArc
Source: Netgalley
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Robin used to be a party girl… until she got black out drunk and woke up in bed with her best friend's boyfriend. Now she's faced with being THAT girl, and couldn't be more disgusted with herself. She can't even tell her friends the reason for her sudden sobriety and she avoids everyone until she meets Phoenix—quiet, tattooed, and different in every way that's good and oh, so bad…
Phoenix is two days out of jail when he meets Robin at his cousin's house, and he knows that he has no business talking to her, but he's drawn to her quiet demeanor, sweet smile, and artistic talent. She doesn't care that he's done time, or that he only has five bucks to his name, and she supports his goal to be a tattoo artist.
But Phoenix knows Robin has a secret, and that it's a naïve dream to believe that his record won't catch up with them at some point. Though neither is prepared for the explosive result when the past collides with the present…

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Review: ‘Reno’s Chance’ by Lora Leigh

Review: ‘Reno’s Chance’ by Lora Leigh

Reno's Chance

by Lora Leigh
Series: Tempting SEALs #1
Published by St. Martin's Press on August 24, 2010
Genres: Romantic Suspense, Military Romance
Pages: 100
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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five-stars

Reno's Chance- never before released as a standalone novella! Previously published in the anthology Honk If You Love Real Men.
Ever since she was a little girl, Raven McIntire has secretly pined and longed for her best friend's sexy older brother, Reno, a Navy SEAL who has just returned home from duty. What she doesn't realize is that his only true mission is to get into her heart and get her into his bed.

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Review: ‘Savor’ by Kate Evangelista

Review: ‘Savor’ by Kate Evangelista

Savor

by Kate Evangelista
Series: Vicious Feast #1
Published by Crescent Moon Press on December 1, 2013
Pages: 324
Format: eBook
Source: Blog Tour Host
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four-half-stars

Mature and explicit content. Not recommended for readers below 18-years-old. Yup, you've got to be that old to read my story. Consider yourself warned.
I’m Dakota Collins, a tough talking, eye patch wearing, workaholic photography student. Why am I important? Well, maybe because I get to spend an entire month with Vicious, only the sickest indie rock band out there.
You see, I needed a subject for my Spring Showcase introspective in order to graduate. During a chance encounter at a club I’d been sent to cover for the Daily Gossip, our ironically named college paper, the features writer I usually teamed up with introduced me to the band—by accident, I might add. It involved a run in with a scary, bald bodyguard. Anyway, long story short, I signed a contract to take pictures of Vicious.
I should have known their handsome, yet way too serious for his own good bassist, Luka Visraya, wouldn't be able to keep his hands to himself. He’s gorgeous and all, but the way he smiles spells trouble with a capital L. I’m in for a long month with him around.
Crazy shit happens and then some. So, if you want the skinny on Vicious and the events revolving around my stay at Lunar Manor, read my story.
Again, refer to the warning above.

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ARC Review: ‘Thrash’ by J. C. Emery

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ARC Review: ‘Thrash’ by J. C. Emery

Thrash

by J.C. Emery
Series: Bayonet Scars #2
Published by Left Break Press on January 6, 2014
Genres: New Adult
Pages: 293
Format: eArc
Source: Blog Tour Host
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four-stars

Loneliness suffocates the heart. Acceptance breaks down walls.
As a Lost Girl to the Forsaken Motorcycle Club, Nicole Whelan knows how to party. She’s not cut-out for relationships and her life is way too complicated for anything more than casual encounters. But one night when she falls into Duke’s bed at the clubhouse, he sees something in her that he can’t let go of—no matter how many times she tries to run.
Having been left to raise her teenage brother, Jeremy, she’s already got her hands full and isn’t looking for anymore complications. But Duke’s just watched his best friend fall for the only girl he couldn’t have, and then almost lose her so shortly after, shaking him to his core. Faced with his own loneliness, he’s more determined than ever to break down Nic’s walls and show her that he can be good for her; but he’s got a bad track record and she’s got a bad temper. Changing his ways isn’t easy when he’s not sure what he’s even changing for.
The violence and turmoil are at an all-time high, and Forsaken is in a vulnerable place when a twist of fate breathes new life into the club. It’s a much-needed beacon of hope for the embattled biker family, even if everyone’s not exactly on board. With Duke and Nic’s relationship already on shaky ground, and something even more important at stake, the Forsaken Motorcycle Club will fight like hell to keep their family together and whole.
Love is never more precious than when it’s new.

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