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Stripped BareStripped Bare by Emma Hart

Posted by [email protected] on July 1, 2016 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)


 Synopsis:

 Cocky. Commanding. Powerful. Relentless.

 Those four words all summed up West Rykman perfectly.

 So did filthy, dirty, sexy, and addictive.

 He was supposed to be my one night stand...not my new marketing client.

 He was definitely not supposed to be back inside my pants, not that anybody told him that.

 I knew one thing: What West Rykman wanted, West Rykman got.

 And he wanted me.

 

What happens in Vegas... might just make you stay.


 


5 Star review

This was my first book by Emma that wasn't part of the Holly Woods Files and I absolutely adored it!

Mia is on point as a person and extremely relatable to me me. She over thought everything. Seriously, what woman doesn't over think everything especially when things are going so well and the guy seems too good to be true?

She envisions every worst case scenario and it made her feel real to me because that is exactly what I do.

West... oh west is one hot piece of man meat and always knows what to say. Knows when to step back and when to push Mia. No matter how many times she tries to push him away and keep things on a professional level he is there to remind her how perfect they are together.

Just beware that you will want to dive into 'Stripped Down' as soon as your finish this book. This is Beck's book, West's business partner. And there is a bit of a cliff hanger.

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Going Down by Katherine Stevens

Posted by [email protected] on June 28, 2016 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)


The plan for Cici Carrington was to steadily climb UP the corporate ladder, and hopefully do so without her skirt tucked into the back of her underpants. Unfortunately, there was no contingency plan for the aftermath of spending a night trapped in an elevator with a suit-wearing Elevator Sex God named Cole Danvers. A one…or two-time dalliance wouldn’t normally throw off the course of someone’s life…unless you find out you have to work together the next day.

To further complicate matters, Cici’s best friend is also her Human Resources Director. She has to hide her secret from every person she knows. Her only confidant is her one-eyed cat, and his loyalty is tenuous at best. Toss in an accidental mugging, a bungled disguise, secret meetings, and unintentional arson, and Cici’s beautiful, careful plan has fallen by the wayside.

Perhaps there aren’t any hard and fast rules in life. Sometimes you can have your cake and eat it too. Sometimes following the rules doesn’t get you ahead.

And perhaps sometimes you can get off between floors…


 What do you do when you are stuck in an elevator with a hot stranger?

You have elevator sex of course.

What do you do when you find out that the guy you slept in the elevator with is your new assistant?

You runaway and try to hide your identity while trying to think of ways to escape the country.

What do you do when you can't stop seeing this man and your best friend is the HR director for your company?

You end up leading yourself into a tangled web of lies, even if you are a bad liar.

I haven't laughed this hard while reading a book in a very long time. Plus, all of the euphemisms Katherine came up with just amazed me. I think my favorite with 'womb broom'.

When everything went down (see what I did there?) and their secret wasn't such a secret anymore will CiCi and Cole be able to handle the situation together or will CiCi do what she does best and run away?


Purchase on Amazon also free on KU: http://hyperurl.co/GoingDown

The Rule Book (The Rule Breakers #1) by Jennifer Blackwood

Posted by [email protected] on June 22, 2016 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Starr Media Second-Assistant Survival Guide

1. Don't call your hot boss the antichrist to his face.

2. Don't stare at hot boss's, um, package or his full sleeve of tattoos. (No. Really. Stop!)

3. Don't get on the malicious first assistant's bad side.

4. Don't forget to memorize the 300-page employee manual.

5. If you value your cashmere, steer clear of boss’s dog.

6. Boss’s dimples are lust-inducing. Do. Not. Give. In.

7. “The elevator ate your clothes” is not a valid excuse for showing up to important meetings half dressed.

8. Don't break seven of the rules within the first week of employment if you, ya know, are in dire need of money to support your sick mom.

9. Whatever you do, don’t fall for the boss. See rule eight about sick mom.

10. Never forget the rules.


Joy's Four Star Review:

I really fancied this book, it made me gleeful and sorrowful. I found myself snicking out loud while read this story at work and I caught more than one funny look from my coworkers. I really thought I had this book completely figured but boy was I wrong! I adore being pleasently surprised by a book like I was by this one. I can't wait to read more work by Jennifer!

I found a few issues with the time line in the beginning, which is why I had to kick it down one star.


Hayden, I Hate You by Kristen Flowers

Posted by [email protected] on June 21, 2016 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Synopsis:

My life was going great until HE came along and ruined everything by making me the most famous person in the world.

He is Hayden Dunn—the obscenely rich and famous videogame-creating-internet bad boy.

And he’s just plastered my face onto his newest creation: Via Mace—the big breasted, scantily-clad, vulgar, videogame vixen that’s instantly becoming the biggest pop culture phenomenon ever.

And I look exactly like her!

Now I’m tracking him down to get my life back. Too bad he’s an arrogant A$#hole that’s determined to keep his game exactly how it is. I want to hate him so bad, but when his baby-blue eyes look me up and down like I’m God’s greatest gift to Earth, I start to wonder if I even CAN hate him.

Now, with every flutter in my chest and nervous breath I take, I just want to smack him across his gorgeous face even more. Could I really have feelings for this man? The guy who completely turned my life upside down?

No. Impossible. I’ve got business to take care of.

Hayden, I hate you

At least that’s what I keep telling myself...


Joy's three star review:

This is Kristen's debute full lenth novel.  I LOVED the concept of this book, there was so much potential and I had really high hopes for this book going in.  I enjoyed the original concept with the video game! 

I loved Ali's reaction to the game and they felt very real.

I loved the prologue and I felt like I was actually watching a video game trailer.

I even adored Hayden.

All of that said, this book needs some tweaking, which is why I am giving it three stars.  The POV's were really awkward at times.  The entire book is told from Ali's persepctive, but at times Ali was inside of Hayden and another characters head telling you what they thought.  I feel that we could have done without those perspectives and we could find that out later through different avenues. Also, we spent more time in the heads of the Ali and Hayden then we did with dialouge.  The ending also felt rushed.

But, even with all of those issues I loved the overall concept and originality of the story.  I can't wait to seewhat Kristen comes up with next and I how she improves.

Wrong Place, Right Time (The Bourbon Street Boys #2) by Elle Casey

Posted by [email protected] on June 17, 2016 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Synopsis:

Jenny’s single-parent life revolves around her kids and her job, which means that hours of Animal Planet and strings of computer code are about all she has time for. Not that Jenny’s looking for adventure or romance—she’s the type of woman who believes in playing it safe.

 

When Jenny is called upon to do some consulting for the Bourbon Street Boys—a New Orleans private security firm—she knows she should stay away. They conduct surveillance on known criminals and put themselves in harm’s way pretty much every day, so No is the obvious answer…Problem is, there’s a guy on the team with a body to die for and a dimple that just won’t quit luring Jenny in, tempting her to throw all caution to the wind.

 

Will Jenny take the risk or will she do what she’s always done—play it safe and wait for the right time?

JOY'S FOUR STAR REVIEW:

I enjoyed this book, but I didn't really feel like Jenny and Dev's story was finished. It felt a tad rushed at the end and I know there is already another book in the series lined up and their story will continue, but I felt like we could have used another chapter or two in their story.

 

I loved Jenny, as a single mom I really related to her and the fears that she had about not being around for her children enough and dating.

 

Dev, there is nothing more that I love than an awkward hero, you thought he would mean something and then he would turn around and say something that threw you off.

 

I did find this book to be a bit predictable and almost setting you up for Toni's story.

 

All that said I still couldn't put this book down and I finished it within a day.


Smut by Karina Halle

Posted by [email protected] on June 17, 2016 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Synopsis:

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by Karina Halle (Goodreads Author)

4.04 · Rating Details · 2,943 Ratings · 545 Reviews

What happens when the kink between the pages leads to heat between the sheets?

All Blake Crawford wants is to pass his creative writing course, get his university degree, and take over his dad’s ailing family business. What Amanda Newland wants is to graduate at the top of her class, as well as finally finish her novel and prove to her family that writing is a respectful career.

What Blake and Amanda don’t want is to be paired up with each other for their final project, but that’s exactly what they both get when they’re forced to collaborate on a writing piece. Since Amanda thinks Blake is a pushy asshole (with a panty-melting smirk and British accent) and Blake thinks Amanda has a stick up her ass (though it’s a brilliant ass), they fight tooth and nail until they discover they write well together. They also may find each other really attractive, but that’s neither here nor there.

When their writing project turns out to be a success, the two of them decide to start up a secret partnership using a pen name, infiltrating the self-publishing market in the lucrative genre of erotica. Naturally, with so much heat and passion between the pages, it’s not long before their dirty words become a dirty reality. Sure, they still fight a lot, but at least there’s make-up sex now.

But even as they start to fall hard for each other, will their burgeoning relationship survive if their scandalous secret is exposed? Or are happily-ever-afters just a work of fiction?

JOY'S FIVE STAR REVIEW:

What a book! This book was phenomenal! I had an idea of what I was getting into when I started this book, but boy was I wrong. I thought it would be sex scene after sex scene. And while it was about sex it wasn't always about them having sex which is a nice change of pace for me. It's hilarious and I love Blake Lovecox!

Spy Girl (Spy Girl #1) by Jillian Dodd

Posted by [email protected] on June 17, 2016 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Synopsis:

Huntley Von Allister’s first mission sounded easy enough:

Get close to the hottest Prince on the planet.

Keep him safe.

Uncover the plot to assassinate him.

Kill the bad guys.

And don’t blow her cover.

She is well-trained and ready for anything . . . or so she thought.

Prince Lorenzo is called the Playboy Prince for a reason, and his brand of panty-melting charm is adding a whole new sexy level of complication. Especially considering she has way too much chemistry with his friend and Olympic athlete, Daniel Spear.

Now the biggest challenge of her mission?

Protecting her heart.

JOY'S FIVE STAR REVIEW:

Spies, secret missions with twists and turns! And love, don't forget love! This book. I can't recomend it enough! I *need* my book friends to pick it up and read it right now so I can have someone to fangirl about it with!

"This is my mission. My love. My pain. My past. All muddled together, like a song in my soul." I think this line pretty much sums up the whole book!

I can't wait for the next book in what will be one of my new favorite series!


The Man, The Game, The Baby by London Casey

Posted by [email protected] on June 16, 2016 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)


 

FOUR STAR REVIEW BY JOY

*** If you do not like to read the F word, you will not enjoy this book. In fact, Roman Knight says "F*ck. That's all I've got. F*ck. That's my favorite word." The word is used close to 500 times... you have been warned."

 

If you can get past that, and I could you will enjoy this sweet romance, I finished it in a day and I had to know what would happen next!

 

Roman Knight is the bad boy quarterback, with an abusive past and he takes it out on people looking to fight at bars.

 

Willow is a strong willed lawyer who lost her mom at a young age and an absentee father so she swore she would never be in a relationship again.

 

Willow failed on a big case and instead of being fired she has to baby sit the sexiest player in the NFL and be his distraction so that he doesn't go to jail.

 

Will getting close to the QB build her career or will she fall in love and ruin all that she has worked for?

Dylan (Bachelors of the Ridge, #1)

Posted by [email protected] on June 14, 2016 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Synopsis:

 Dylan Steadman has never seen his stubbornness as a bad thing. It's always been easy for him to make up his mind and stick with it. It's why he works a lot, why he doesn't need to make time for a girlfriend, and why he recently decided to move across the country for a new job. His brothers and sister and happily settled, and now that all eyes have turned on him, he needs a change. He does not need a relationships, and moving to Colorado lets him breathe. What he didn't see coming was Kat, the much-too-young-for-him employee at his new restaurant.

Kat Perry doesn't have a family. She doesn't even really have friends, but that's by her choice. Her new manager, Dylan, has all the things that she should avoid: the muscles, the eyes, the smile, and the kind of white-knight syndrome that she doesn't know what the frick to do with. Dylan should be easy enough to disregard since she's managed to hold people at arm's length her whole life, especially when a relationship is the very last thing she wants

But she can't ignore him, not when he befriends her, and definitely not when they tap into combustible chemistry that threatens to burn down everything around them. So instead of fighting it, they come to an agreement- just friends with a bunch of benefits on the side. Easy, right? Not exactly.

Especially when the heart gets involved.

**Dylan is a 70k romantic comedy with a mild/medium heat level. It is a spin-off of the Three Little Words series and can be read as a standalone.**



FIVESTAR REVIEW BY JOY:

I adored this book. Kat was one of my top all time favorite heroines, she was stubborn and awkward.  She'd been burned in the past and she didn't drop her gaurd for anyone.  Until she met Dylan.

Dylan has the patience of a saint and relizes that he just has to show Kat that he won't give up on her.

This book is filled with everything a great romance needs, including grand gestures.  What girl doesn't love a grand gesture.

To Hate Adam Connor by Ella Maise

Posted by [email protected] on June 14, 2016 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

FIVE STAR REVIEW BY JOY:

This is Olive from To Love Jason Thorn's best friend, Lucy's book.

 

I couldn't get enough of this book and I wish there would be more of them.

 

Lucy moves in with Olive and Jason, after her boyfriend leaves her. She belives this is because there is a curse on her family and she will never fall in love again.

 

Adam Connor moves in next door with his son after she asks him for a divorce.

 

I loved banter between the two and the heat and sexual tension was palpable. Adam was a such a good daddy. I loved him. You suggest you read this book. Today.