BOOK REVIEW: Curvy Girls’ Guide to Dating your Grumpy Neighbor #shortreads #contemporaryromance #bookreview

RULE #1: DON’T POKE THE BEAR.

FELICITY
I try to keep on the sunny side of life, even when trying to find a date for my cousin’s wedding. But when a string of bad blind dates pushes me too far, I lose my cool. But thanks to my grumpy neighbor stepping in to save the day, literally and figuratively, I now have a date. Can I get this grump to warm up to me, or will my feeling be left hanging in the cold?

EMMETT

Since my disastrous failed wedding, I’ve sworn off love. Not even the bright ball of sunshine that lives next door is enough to change my mind. But when she needs my help, I can’t seem to stop myself from offering to help her out. Will this good deed backfire on me, or will this sunshine girl next door warm my cold heart?

CURVY GIRLS’ GUIDE is a series of short, sweet, and steamy romantic comedies about curvy girls trying to navigate the uncertain waters of modern dating and finding their happily ever after. Read DATING YOUR GRUMPY NEIGHBOR if you enjoy grumpy/sunshine romance, opposites attract, and witty banter! No cheating. No cliffhangers. HEA guaranteed.

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My Review – 4 stars!

Looking for a short, insta-love, super cute story? This is it!

I went into this knowing it was a short read, so I didn’t expect much in the way of character development or a big plot. Which is good because it has neither.

I thought Felicity and Emmett were so cute together! No matter how much he wanted to keep his distance, the moment he saw she was in trouble he went rushing to the rescue.

This is a perfect bite-sized read with an HEA for those wanting something to read on their lunch break. It’s guaranteed to leave a smile on your face.

*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. The review above is only my opinion.

BOOK REVIEW: Betraying Her by Jordan Marie #multicultural #mcromance #bookreview

I should break it off and push her away, but she’s just too addicting.

The heart wants what the heart wants, and Thomas West has always wanted Gabby to be his.
He didn’t think it would ever happen.
Thomas knew she had feelings for his brother, Dom.
Why wouldn’t she?
Dom is great. Hell, he lives in awe of his older brother, too.
All the girls fall at his feet and he doesn’t have anything to hold him back.

Thomas isn’t jealous of his older brother, but he does wish things could be easy in his life, too.
Still, he just wants Gabby, and when she seems to give him the green light, Thomas has never been happier.
Yet, appearances aren’t always what they seem.

Betrayed, bruised, and broken, Thomas goes off to lick his wounds.
The last thing he expected was to find a woman staring at him with hunger in her eyes—a woman who looks so much like Gabby that, at first, he thought she was.

It was wrong, but it felt good for a woman to want him around for a change–him and not his brother.

Lyla didn’t mind the way he spoke. She accepted him. Thomas didn’t count on Lyla being so potent—so irresistible…

Now… it’s much too late.

Welcome back to the Savage Brothers 2nd Generation! Dragon may have got his woman rather easily, but Thomas is finding out things aren’t ever going to be easy for him. Luckily, with his parents’ blood running in his veins he’s sure to rise to the occasion.
This is a prequel to Breaking Her and should be read first as it ends where Breaking Her will take up.

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FABIOLA’S REVIEW – 5 stars

Baby boy Thomas is definitely conflicted about his feelings but what he doesn’t know is, there’s no confusion, he has a broken heart, and because of it, he may lose the love of his life Lyla. She’s the sweetest person alive who just want someone to love her for her. These characters will be in for a world of pain, but at the same time I’m rooting for them, they’re so perfect for one another. Author Jordan Marie packed a punch with this one and I’m loving it!! Five flipping amazing stars all the way, I need more, GIMME GIMME GIMME…..🔪💔🔪

*Disclaimer: This book was purchased/borrowed through Amazon. The author did not request a review.

BOOK REVIEW: City of Ghosts (Death Hunter) by Ron Ripley #ghosts #murder #bookreview

A ghost collector grows deadlier than the spirits he hunts…

Shane Ryan knows all about pain and suffering. A retired Marine gunnery sergeant, Shane has seen the worst humanity has to offer. He survived his ordeal, but his soul has been tainted by the darkness, leaving him with a permanent connection to the world of the supernatural.

Shane sees the spirits of the dead, he hears their whispered cries of pain. And it’s a gift he plans to put to good use, when he travels to Detroit to investigate the death of one woman who saw through all the darkness in his heart. A woman who became his lover, many years ago.

Shane is certain she was working a case, tracking down a deadly collector of the paranormal. And he’s determined to use his abilities to force the spirits haunting the urban sprawl to reveal her killer. But when he clashes with retired police detective Enoch Liddell, Shane realizes he’s not the only one hunting ghosts.

The two men soon find themselves locked in a supernatural game of cat and mouse. But it will take more than guts and guns to defeat this opponent, and his sinister ally…

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MY REVIEW – 5 stars!

More Shane Ryan!! I can’t begin to tell you how much I love this character. He’s all kinds of awesome. So finding out he’s the main character in Death Hunter was beyond exciting.

Shane is embroiled in yet another paranormal mystery involving the dead. With people dying, haunted items being stolen, and a lot of new players to keep track of, City of Ghosts held me spellbound from page one. Action. Drama. Suspense. It has it all.

I believe I just found the next series I’m going to binge-read. And I can’t wait!

*Disclaimer: I purchased/borrowed a copy of this title from Amazon. Neither the author nor publisher requested a review.

City of Ghosts is published by Scare Street

Find more horror books from Scare Street by visiting their website: https://scarestreet.com/ or you can find them on Facebook.

NEW RELEASE: Vicious Dynasty by Natalie Bennett #BullyRomance #Mafia #NewAdult @AuthorNBennett

Title: Vicious Dynasty

Series: Reign & Ruin Book Three
Author: Natalie Bennett
Genre: Dark NA Mafia/Bully Romance
Release Date: June 3, 2022
Cover Design: Maria Spada
 

 
Happy never, ever.
Hate is said to be disturbingly similar to love.
When it comes to him, I’m cursed to harbor both.
The specious spark that brought us together with an all-consuming obsession quickly became the catalyst of my undoing.
Shadows and darkness have filled the bittersweet years that saw us take two very different paths.
Judas Barron has become an intimate stranger.
He’s older now. Unpredictable. Heartlessly cruel.
So much more beautiful.
He isn’t the only one who changed.
The girl he once knew is gone, rotting beneath the wreckage of what he destroyed.
His influence and power have spread like the plague. With his position solidified he’s decided to make good on a promise he made and like the strike of a match, a hellish blaze consumes us once again.
This time, it’s up to me to decide how this will end.
I can reign beside him, or make sure his dynasty is scattered among the ashes of our ruin.
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Vicious Dynasty is a dark enemies to lovers ‘romance’. It is the third book in the Reign & Ruin Trilogy and cannot be read as a standalone. This story contains explicit content and some subjects readers may find objective.
 
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With a penchant for (writing) villainous immoral men, and a tendency to deviate away from traditional happily ever afters, Natalie Bennett is an international bestselling author of twisted and unconventional love stories.
When she’s not slaying words she’s somewhere in the sunshine state, happily taking life one curve-ball at a time.
 
 
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BOOK REVIEW: Berkley Street by Ron Ripley #ghosts #horror #bookreview

An abandoned house. A forgotten evil. Home sweet home…

Shane Ryan returns to Nashua and the childhood memories that drove him to join the Marines. After a prolonged legal battle with his aunt and uncle, Shane has possession of the family home where his parents disappeared over 20 years ago. The house, a monstrous castle filled with ghosts and secrets, is more alive than its inhabitants.

When his aunt and uncle come to town, then vanish, Shane’s life takes a turn for the worse. Detective Marie Lafontaine immediately labels Shane as the prime suspect. And in a race against time, Shane desperately searches for clues about his parents.

But there’s something lurking beyond the walls and beneath the surface. Something sinister that has haunted him ever since he saw its face in the pond behind the house. And it isn’t happy that Shane is back.

It isn’t happy at all.

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MY REVIEW – 5 stars!

If you’re a fan of Stephen King’s Rose Red, you’re going to love Berkeley Street! Supernatural horror at its finest.

Mystery. Good ghosts. Deadly spirits. And friends in unlikely places. Be prepared for a spooktacular adventure. However, once you start reading, you won’t want to stop. You’ll end up reading the entire series. — I did!

*Disclaimer: I purchased/borrowed this boook from Amazon. Neither the author nor publisher requested a review.

*New Release* Daddy’s Little Slut by E.D. Moans #erotica #DaddyDom #exhibitionism @EvaDeMoan

Spying on JT was wrong. Yet, I couldn’t make myself stop.


I wanted him.


Needed him.


Then he catches me…


Makes me call him “Daddy.”


Then gives me the biggest orgasm ever.


Now I’m Daddy’s Little Slut, and I want more…

WARNING: Daddy’s Little Slut is an age-gap Daddy Dom short erotica with no plot and minimal character development. If you’re looking for “romance” or a storyline, this is NOT it!

Available for $0.99 or read Free in #KindleUnlimited

About E.D. Moans

E.D. is the pen name for monster erotica author Eva DeMoan. She enjoys writing extra naughty stories that require the reader to suspend their beliefs. It’s all about pleasure and fun.

You can find Eva on Facebook and Instagram.

NEW RELEASE: Kitten’s Playdate (Daddy Dom Erotica) by Wanda Violet O. #erotica #kindleunlimited

Daddy takes such good care of his Kitten. He even brings me a playmate just to brighten my day. But Max is more than just a partner to play with. He’s supposed to be another layer of protection for me in the form of a sensual pet. Trouble is, Max has been badly damaged. But I think I can heal him.

The question is, can Max be what I need, or will Daddy need to make some adjustments?

Warning: This is a Razor’s Edge Daddy Dom Erotica short story. Expect limited plot and character development, and lots of paranormal heat. If you’re looking for a lengthy plot driven erotic romance, this is not it!

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ABOUT WANDA VIOLET O

Welcome to Wanda Violet O.’s world of bedtime fantasy, where you’ll find a variety of sexy creatures ready to drink their fill. Wanda specializes in extreme kink. Monsters, BDSM role play… she’s got it all. Come take a look for yourself!

SPOTLIGHT: Embrace the Choice by Ellie Yarde #YoungAdult #ContemporaryRomance #YARomance #OneHourRead @readingalnight

Embrace the Choice

Series: (The Choice Series, Book 2)

Author: Ellie Yarde

Publication Date: 12th April 2022

Publisher: Independently Published

Page Length: 47 Pages

Genre: Young Adult / Contemporary Romance

How do you deal with choices when you don’t know how?

Lena has always been a quiet and private person, who only talks to people she knows and doesn’t stray outside of her comfort zone. She refuses to admit to anyone but herself that she has a crush on Tyler, the roommate of a friend’s boyfriend.

When Tyler starts making excuses to spend time with her, she can’t help but like the attention, however awkward she may find social interaction. The problem is, Lena knows next to nothing about dating. Everything she knows has come from a romance book, and she is too socially inept to be able to act like the women in her books. Will she be able to summon the courage in order to go on the date she so desperately desires?

A quick read filled with friendship, love, and trashy romance books.

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Available on #KindleUnlimited.

Universal Links:

Escape the Choice (Book 1): https://books2read.com/u/bQyzle

Embrace the Choice (Book 2): https://books2read.com/u/br1gyz

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B09X7JMJQV

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Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B09X7JMJQV

Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B09X7JMJQV

About the Author

Ellie Yarde is primarily a reader and blogger. She writes short stories, which are published on her blog, Reading All Night, where she also shares her reviews.

Social Media Links:

Website: https://readingallnightuk.blogspot.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ReadingAlNight

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/22258828.Ellie_Yarde

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ellie-Yarde/e/B09TB61BF9

BOOK REVIEW: Monster’s Plaything by C.R. Jane and Mila Young #monsters #eroticromance #darkromance #kindleunlimited #bookreview

The Monster King wants to play…

It’s been 1097 days and 14 hours since I’ve been locked in this place.

And they’ve come to me every night.

The monsters in my dreams worship my body.

And when I wake up, I’m desperate for more…

But they’re never there to finish me off.

Dr. Holloway says I can leave the asylum if I start to take my meds, but I’ve always hated how they made me feel…and I’m not sure that I agree with them that I’m actually crazy.

Because dreams don’t make you crazy, right?

I’ve got to start living someday though…so I finally take the plunge and obey so I can get out.

My dreams stop, and the monsters disappear. I’m finally starting a new life.

And that’s when he comes…the monster king.

Evidently my little dreams, weren’t just dreams. And he and his demon horde were feeding off my lust.

Their glowing eyes, sharp teeth, jagged claws…and big c**ks…

They’re all real.

The Monster King wants me back. I’m their favorite plaything after all.

And I just might want to play.

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My Review – 4 1/2 stars

4 1/2 stars

Mila Young is a one-click author for me. I’m not as familiar with C.R. Jane’s work, but the cover alone would have made me buy this book. It’s gorgeous, and oh so sexy.

Blake has spent her life trying to please her parents, and toe the line. Until the day she sees something she shouldn’t have and ends up in an asylum. It’s not all bad though. There’s the charismatic, easy-on-the-eyes doctor after all. Sure, each day is full of dangerous pitfalls, but it’s nothing Blake can’t handle.

For the most part, I enjoyed Blake’s character. There were times I wanted to give her a kick in the rear, but overall, she stayed true to herself. At first, she comes across as weak. Always following orders, doing whatever she’s told (even if it’s detrimental to herself). It isn’t until later in the story she finds her inner strength and decides to fight back.

The monsters in the book were each intriguing in their own way. There were one or two scenes that might trouble sensitive readers, but for the most part, this one is smokin’ hot story! If you like your monster books full of sex (and an extra dose on the side), then Monster’s Plaything is a must-read!

Be warned.. it ends on a cliffhanger that will have you screaming and begging for the rest of the story… The next installment can’t get here soon enough.

*Disclaimer: The review above is only my opinion. The authors did not request a review. I purchased/borrowed the book from Amazon.

BOOK REVIEW: I Married a Minotaur by Regine Abel #bookreview #monsters #fantasyromance #kindleunlimited

Tiny, sassy, but oh so fierce

​Rihanna is condemned to a twenty-year sentence on the most savage prison planet in the sector for a crime she didn’t commit. On the day of her transfer, she’s offered a deal to commute her sentence: an arranged marriage with a grumpy orc-minotaur who has muscles for days, devilish red eyes, and an insufferably smart mouth. Despite his species’ reputation for being violent brutes, Rihanna soon finds herself drawn to the gentle giant that lurks beneath his terrifying appearance.

Fearsome, savage, and yet so fluffy

When the agency informs Zatruk he’s been matched, the last thing he expects is for his mate to be such a tiny human. With his people rapidly entering blood rage, and the looming threat of war, he needs a queen to stand by his side as he strives to save his people, not a delicate flower. But he soon discovers that behind her fragile appearance, his little female hides a fierce and dauntless soul, with a sassy attitude that stirs him in unexpected ways.

With time running out, will Rihanna be the blessing he needs to achieve the peace his people desperately desire, or will they self-destruct?

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MY REVIEW – 5 stars

Another fabulous addition to this series!

When you read a Prime Mating Agency book from Regine Abel, there are certain things you expect. An unusual hero, a determined human heroine, action, a problem to solve, and lots of steamy sex.

I Married A Minotaur delivered on every single one!

I adore big brutish heroes who have a soft touch when it comes to their women. As the Chieftain, Zatruk has to be more fierce than most. He not only needs to defend his new mate, but his clan as well… even if it means saving them from themselves. I loved the way he tried to solve things peacefully and with reason, but didn’t hesitate to use force when necessary. He was the perfect leader.

Rhianna is a tough heroine. She’s a take-charge, don’t back down, type of woman, and I loved her. I especially enjoyed the verbal sparring between her and Zatruk. It kept me smiling, laughing, and eagerly turning the pages.

This was definitely a book I couldn’t put down! And that cover… love, love, love the cover!

*Disclaimer: The review above is only my opinion. The author did not request a review. I purchased/borrowed the book from Amazon.