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Books Reviewed in 2019

We have reviewed 23 books this year.

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February Reviews
The Crush Collision by Danielle EllisonCatching the CEO by Victoria DaviesHis Demand by Lisa Renee JonesNo Rest for the Wicked by Kresley ColeGoing Down Easy by Carly PhillipsStrip Tease by Erin McCarthyAnaliese Rising by Brenda DrakeClose to the Bone by Kendra ElliotLove and Other Words by Christina LaurenJudgment Road by Christine Feehan
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In accordance with the current FTC disclosure rules for bloggers & reviewers, the books you see reviewed on Book Lovin' Mamas are either purchased by us or procured from NetGalley, Edelweiss, or directly from the author or publisher in an exchange for an honest review.

ARC Review: ‘Claimed’ by Stacey Kennedy

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

ARC Review: ‘Claimed’ by Stacey Kennedy

Claimed

by Stacey Kennedy
Series: Club Sin #1
Published by Random House Loveswept on August 5, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Pages: 230
Format: eArc
Source: Netgalley
Amazon Kindle
Goodreads
five-stars

A novel of erotic discovery and forbidden desire that goes beyond Fifty Shades of Grey.
Presley Flynn is ripe to experience her secret fantasies . . . and Dmitri Pratt wants nothing more than to fulfill them. Once inside the elite Club Sin in Las Vegas, Presley is nervous but excited—and determined to surrender to her every desire. Dmitri is her Master, and his touch is like fire. With each careful, calculated caress, he unleashes her wildest inhibitions, giving her unimagined pleasure.
Presley is different than the other submissives Dmitri has mastered. The BDSM lifestyle is new to her, and so are the games they play at Club Sin. From the start, Presley stirs emotions in Dmitri far beyond the raw purity between a dom and the perfect sub. For the ecstasy they share goes beyond the dungeon, igniting a passion that claims the very depths of the heart.
Claimed is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.

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ARC Review: ‘Ravenous’ by Eden Summers

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

ARC Review: ‘Ravenous’ by Eden Summers

Ravenous

by Eden Summers
Published by Escape Publishing on August 1, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 56
Format: eArc
Source: Netgalley
Goodreads
four-stars

She’s a small town caterer, he’s a big city chef, but they don’t need a kitchen to make things sizzle... Erin McDonald likes her simple life in her small town: no drama, no fuss, no uncertainty...until Jesse Hackett breezes back into town. Erin never quite got over how he left for the bright lights of the big city, and took her heart with him.
Jesse never regretted his decision to leave small town life behind and chase his big city dreams, but he’s always regretted leaving Erin behind. No woman has ever compared, and once he convinces Erin to let him touch her again, he’s never going to let her go.
Sparks fly and fires are rekindled, but the basic divide still remains: what really matters in life — location or love?

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Review: ‘Savor Me’ by Kailin Gow

Review: ‘Savor Me’ by Kailin Gow

Savor Me

by Kailin Gow
Series: Master Chefs #2
Published by Self-Published on June 25, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Amazon Kindle | Amazon Paperback
Goodreads
five-stars

Book 2 of the steamy erotic Master Chefs Series continues culinary student Taryn Cummings' and Master Chef Errol King's forbidden relationship that challenges and shakes both to the edge of all they've known. Could love exist after pain?Savor Me is for 18+ due to mature subject and sexuality.

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ARC Review: ‘Dare’ by Karin Tabke

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: ‘Dare’ by Karin Tabke

The Dare

by Karin Tabke
Series: The Chronicles of Katrina #1
Published by Season Publishing on July 3, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Pages: 68
Format: eArc
Goodreads
five-stars

I dare you…
Dr. Katrina Winslow has always known who she is; an elite scientist, a certifiable genius and ultra-reserved when it comes to love and relationships. So when a simple game of truth or dare offers the cool doctor the opportunity to shed her lab coat and glasses and put on a pair of sexy stilettos, she accepts the dare. But will shedding her inhibitions fulfill her every desire and help her discover if she can be truly daring or will it cost her everything?
Two men, one a sexy stranger, and a night of no holds barred passion…
What would you dare to do?
***Author’s Note: This is book one of a four part series.***

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Review: ‘Avoiding Mr. Right’ by C.J. Ellisson

Review: ‘Avoiding Mr. Right’ by C.J. Ellisson

Avoiding Mr. Right

by C.J. Ellisson
Published by Red Hot Publishing on June 3, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Pages: 160
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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four-half-stars

Carla Johnson thinks issuing orders to a lover will keep her heart safe and leave her in charge of her own destiny. Afraid for Carla’s future, her best friend Heather implores her to change her self-centered ways, handing her a list of love life mistakes to steer clear of:
1. Casual Sex2. Friends with Benefits3. Avoidance of Intimacy
Carla ignores the list—unwilling to face she might have a commitment problem. Until she invites a co-worker to her place one night. She instantly regrets the hum-drum sexual encounter and discourages the accountant from pursuing her.
Andy Shea refuses to become another lover the feisty blonde dumps. It'll take a patient man with a strong hand to unlock Carla's sexual awareness and win her heart. He’s up for the challenge to convince her he’s the one—and eager to prove this number cruncher won’t make a boring bedmate.

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Review: ‘Devour Me’ by Kailin Gow

Review: ‘Devour Me’ by Kailin Gow

Devour Me

by Kailin Gow
Series: Master Chefs #1
Published by Self-Published on May 27, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Pages: 250
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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Goodreads
five-stars

Taryn Cummings could not believe she was accepted into the prestigious International Institute of Culinary Arts culinary institute she dreamed of studying at in beautiful Paris, France. It was a far cry from her unglamorous life back home in New York where she helped her mother run their small family-owned restaurant called Sam's. The International Institute of Culinary Arts churned out the top chefs in the world, including the wildly sexy and eccentric Master Chef Errol King, whose celebrity personality was larger than life.
She wanted excitement in a city of romance and thrills, but arrived to find her apartment barely livable and herself in need of a suitable place to stay. A chance meeting at the Institute brings her face-to-face with her new roommate...the devilishly charming Errol King, who would be guest teaching her class this term.
The attraction is as hot as the fire they cook with, and while Errol King, the notorious bad boy chef with an attitude, can get anyone he wanted into his bed, he wanted this woman more than anything. Something about her sweet innocence and sad eyes reach into his harden heart, but is it enough for him to forget his past?
Devour Me contains mature subject matters and sexuality. For adults age 18 and up.

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Review: ‘Full Throttle’ by T.C. Archer

Review: ‘Full Throttle’ by T.C. Archer

Full Throttle

by T.C. Archer
Published by Etopia Press on June 1, 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 430
Format: eBook
Source: Blog Tour Host
Goodreads
three-half-stars

Fast cars and a smokin' hot passion...
Rex intends to own and drive his own car, but that will cost him millions up front. Last season was a disaster, thanks to a nasty break up, but it taught him a lesson and helped sharpen his focus on what he needed to do: Win every race. And stay away from pretty girls. The last thing he needed was to learn that his new head mechanic, Jimmy James, was the gorgeous redhead pin-up walking around his pit like it was some kind of dance floor.
Gail "Jimmy" James is the first female NASCAR mechanic. As if competing in a man's world isn't tough enough, her bombshell figure bellies her genius IQ, and the pit is no place for either. Nothing Jimmy knew about Rex Henderson the driver prepared her for Rex Henderson the man. But Jimmy has no time to dwell on her feelings as strange mechanical problems curse Rex's car. Whether sabotage or her own mistakes, Jimmy must stay one step ahead of trouble if she's going to keep her job, and keep her driver alive...

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Review: ‘Distorted’ by Laura Dunaway

Review: ‘Distorted’ by Laura Dunaway

Distorted

by Laura Dunaway
Published by Createspace on May 15, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 352
Format: eBook
Source: Blog Tour Host
Amazon Kindle
Goodreads
four-half-stars

Aly Chase has worked for Paul Pierce for years, loving him from afar. He is handsome, rich, and the powerful CEO of Pierce Homes. Just when Aly has decided her love for him is futile and vows to move on, Paul begins to give Aly the attention she had always desired, forcing her to feel confused by his actions.
Then there's Aly’s best friend, Ethan Baker. He's sweet, handsome and charming. He is also in love with her. He's accepted that Aly and he will only be friends, until one day Aly realizes that her feelings towards Ethan are way more.
Aly is caught in between the man she’s loved for so long and the man that has always been there for her. As her feelings are pulled and tugged in both directions, she must make a choice before her distorted life loses both of them.
Who will end up winning Aly's heart?

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ARC Review: ‘Blind Attraction’ by Eden Summers

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: ‘Blind Attraction’ by Eden Summers

Blind Attraction

by Eden Summers
Series: Reckless Beat #1
Published by Self-Published on April 28, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Pages: 256
Format: eArc
Amazon Kindle | Amazon Paperback
Goodreads
five-stars

He can seduce with a single glance.
Peering down at a sea of fans, rock star, Mitchell Davies can’t deny the innocent beauty of a woman in the front row. He’ll stop at nothing to get to know her. When a public altercation leaves her weak and defenseless, he takes the opportunity to be her savior.
She’s been sheltered from the world.
Alana Shelton wants to spread her wings and experience life away from her restrictive upbringing. But she isn’t prepared for a gorgeous stranger to sweep her off her feet while at her most vulnerable.
Attraction will bring them together, but their pasts will try to tear them apart.
He wants to teach her how to trust, but she’ll show him how to love. In a glamorous world of rock-and-roll, only time will tell if they’re up for the challenge.

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