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Books Reviewed in 2019

Book Lovin' Mamas has reviewed 93 books this year.

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August Reviews
Moon Called  by Patricia BriggsPolaris Rising by Jessie MihalikTaking Shots by Toni AleoGladiator by Anna HackettCruel Prince by Ashley JadeKill the Queen  by Jennifer EstepThe Judgment of Paris by Fall by McKayla BoxJaguar Hunt by Terry SpearDirty Rich Secrets: Part Two by Lisa Renee JonesThe Bride Test  by Helen HoangDark Desire  by Christine FeehanFirelight by Kristen CallihanDark Skye by Kresley ColeDirty Rich Secrets: Part One by Lisa Renee Jones
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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: ‘Crash Into Me’ by K.M. Scott

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: ‘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
Amazon Kindle | Amazon Paperback
Goodreads
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

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: ‘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
Amazon Kindle
Goodreads
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

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

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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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