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ARC Review: ‘Revealing Us’ by Lisa Renee Jones

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ARC Review: ‘Revealing Us’ by Lisa Renee Jones

Revealing Us

by Lisa Renee Jones
Series: Inside Out #3
Published by Gallery Books on September 10, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Pages: 320
Format: eArc
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five-stars

The third installment in the sexy Inside Out erotic romance series—in the seductive tradition of Fifty Shades of Grey.
You've discovered Rebecca's secrets. You've discovered Sara's secrets. Now Sara will discover "his" deepest, darkest secrets...but will those secrets bind them together--or tear them apart?

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Review: ‘Being Me’ by Lisa Renee Jones

Review: ‘Being Me’ by Lisa Renee Jones

Being Me

by Lisa Renee Jones
Published by Gallery Books on June 11, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Pages: 351
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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Goodreads
five-stars

The sexy second installment in the Inside Out erotic romance trilogy, following If I Were You—in the seductive tradition of Fifty Shades of Grey.
Fascinated by the dark fantasies in the journals she’s discovered, and the two men who have now found a place in her life, Sara McMillan finds herself torn between her new life and her past. Now, more than ever, Sara identifies with the lost journal writer, Rebecca, and is certain that something sinister has happened.
In the arms of the sexy, tormented artist Chris Merit, Sara seeks answers about Rebecca and ends up discovering things about herself she never knew existed. Chris forces Sara to reconsider who she is and what she truly wants from life, but not before his dark desires threaten to tear them apart. Her boss, Mark Compton, offers her the shelter to understand just what those needs mean to her, and what they might have meant to Rebecca, but can she trust him to lead her to a final conclusion to Rebecca’s story?

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Review: ‘If I Were You’ by Lisa Renee Jones

Review: ‘If I Were You’ by Lisa Renee Jones

If I Were You

by Lisa Renee Jones
Series: Inside Out #1
Published by Gallery Books on March 12, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Pages: 340
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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five-stars

The steamy first installment in the Inside Out erotic romance trilogy by Lisa Renee Jones, in the bestselling tradition of Fifty Shades of Grey.
When Sara McMillan finds a stack of journals in a storage unit, she’s shocked and enthralled by the erotic life the writer led. Unable to stop reading, she vicariously lives out dark fantasies through Rebecca, the writer—until the terrifying final entry.
Certain something sinister has happened, Sara sets out to discover the facts, immersing herself in Rebecca’s life. Soon she’s working at the art gallery Rebecca worked at and meeting Rebecca’s friends. Finding herself drawn to two dangerously sexy men, the manager of the gallery and a famed artist, Sara realizes she’s going down the same path Rebecca took. But with the promise of her dark needs being met by a man with confident good looks and a desire for control, she’s not sure anything else matters. Just the burn for more.

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Review: ‘Rub Down’ by Suzanne Rock

Review: ‘Rub Down’ by Suzanne Rock

Rub Down

by Suzanne Rock
Series: Ecstasy Spa #3
Published by Smashwords Edition on April 5, 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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five-stars

Jake longs to turn his friends-with-benefits relationship with Roxanne into something deeper. As coworkers at the Ecstasy Spa, he knows it’s against their contracts to be caught dating each other. Roxie seems content with keeping things the way they are, but he dreams of one day taking her hand and leaving the promiscuity and madness of the spa behind. Until then, he takes his frustrations out in his paintings, a secret hobby he has enjoyed since he was a kid. Then one day someone buys one of his oils and comissions him for some more. Suddenly the dream of walking away is a reality. Now if only he can convince flirty and fun Roxie to leave everything she has ever known and run away with him…
This is Book #3 of the Ecstasy Spa and a M/F erotic romance.
Books in the Ecstasy Spa Series:
Quick FixAromatherapyRub Down
The Great EscapePressure PointMind and Body
Ecstasy Spa: An Erotic Anthology, Part IEcstasy Spa, An Erotic Anthology, Part II

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ARC Review: ‘Crash Into Me’ by K.M. Scott

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ARC Review: ‘Crash Into Me’ by K.M. Scott

Crash Into Me

by K.M. Scott
Series: Heart of Stone #1
Published by Copper Key Media LLC on August 11, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Format: eArc
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four-half-stars

The first novel in the Heart of Stone Series, Crash Into Me is a sexy contemporary romance and a USA Today bestseller! Begin the series and see why readers LOVE Tristan and Nina's story! What would you give up for everything? Tristan Stone was powerful, commanding, sex incarnate. And he wore it all so well. From the moment his mesmerizing gaze met mine, I had no choice but surrender to everything he was. His power. His decadence. His passion. He was all I never knew I needed. He wanted to possess me, and I wanted to be his everything. All I had to do was accept what he offered. But everything has a price. The world he gave me fulfilled my wildest dreams, but would that be enough when the past crashed into the present?

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Review: ‘Back to Basics’ by Erin McCarthy

Review: ‘Back to Basics’ by Erin McCarthy

Back to Basics

by Erin McCarthy
Series: Smoky Mountain Romance #1
Published by Self-Published on July 18, 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 264
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Goodreads
four-half-stars

Angel Weiss can’t believe that her old friend Brian has stood her up at their wedding, for a stripper no less, ruining her plans to collect on some old college bet money. If you can’t trust a man to follow through on a fake wedding, who can you trust? So maybe she is a little uptight and suppressed, as Brian points out, but after watching her father run through six wives, she can’t help but be a little bit of a control freak. Who never intends to get married for real. Rick Dengler did the marriage thing and the only good thing that came out of it was his daughter.
Otherwise, it just left him broke and disillusioned. So he isn’t looking for anything but illegal campers when he’s doing rounds through the park on his job as a ranger. What he finds is a sexy blonde in heels frozen in the path of a black bear.
Which leads to them both covered in poison ivy. Which leads to stripping down to what nature intended in a heart shaped hot tub. Which leads Angel and Rick to conclude that maybe they’re not out of the woods yet when it comes to falling in love with a person all wrong for you..

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ARC Review: ‘Unscrupulous’ by Avery Aster

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ARC Review: ‘Unscrupulous’ by Avery Aster

Unscrupulous

by Avery Aster
Series: The Manhattanites #1
Published by Self-Published on August 14, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Pages: 260
Format: eArc
Source: Netgalley
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four-half-stars

Book 2 in The Manhattanites series
At thirty-three Warner Truman is one of the richest men on the planet, a spa mogul who buys and sells resorts at will. He holds powerful executive’s careers in his well-groomed hands. Nothing is beyond Warner’s reach…until he meets her.
Stunning, tantalizing, and perverse, Taddy Brill captivates Warner’s carnal desire like no woman he’s ever met. A self-made millionaire, Taddy is tougher than steel, more brilliant than diamonds and, at twenty-seven, she’s never depended on a man for anything…until she meets him.
The more Taddy plays with Warner’s affections, driving him to erotic heights, the more she is confronted by a dark past. But before she can love him, Taddy must meet her worst fears head-on or risk losing it all, including herself.
A Romantica® contemporary erotic romance from Ellora's Cave

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ARC Review: ‘Complete Me’ J. Kenner

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ARC Review: ‘Complete Me’ J. Kenner

Complete Me

by J. Kenner
Series: Stark Trilogy #3
Published by Bantam on July 30, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Pages: 320
Format: eArc
Source: Netgalley
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Goodreads
four-stars

Our desire runs deep. But our secrets cut close.
Beautiful, strong, and commanding, Damien Stark fills a void in me that no other man can touch. His fierce cravings push me beyond the brink of bliss—and unleash a wild passion that utterly consumes us both.
Yet beneath his need for dominance, he carries the wounds of a painful past. Haunted by a legacy of dark secrets and broken trust, he seeks release in our shared ecstasy, the heat between us burning stronger each day.
Our attraction is undeniable, our obsession inevitable. Yet not even Damien can run from his ghosts, or shield us from the dangers yet to come.

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ARC Review: ‘Claimed’ by Stacey Kennedy

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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
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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

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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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