Sweet Seduction #review #romance

Sweet Seduction by Maya Banks

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Synopsis
Julie is a massage therapist who has been crushing on Nathan for a while. Since it does not seem like he is ever going to make a move, Julie gives him a blow job at the end of a massage. Then she tells him that he needs to find a new massage therapist. Smarting from the perceived rejection from Nathan, Julie decides to act out a fantasy in order to boost her self-confidence. She schedules an appointment with anonymous sex with two guys at her friend’s sex club.

Meanwhile, Nathan is trying to figure out how to convince Julie that (1) he feels the same about her and (2) he wants to be in a relationship.

Opinion
The story was okay. There was nothing spectacular, but it was not awful either. I skipped over the sex scenes because I do not understand the need for multiple partners at one time. I know authors try to make it romantic, but it seems animalistic to me. Sex for sex’s sake is not romantic to me.

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I started to get annoyed that Nathan was taking so long to tell Julie how he felt. If he has said something earlier, she would not have been compelled to schedule the threesome. And then once he knew about her “fantasy”, he thought he would get brownie points if he helped it come to fruition.

“He was all too willing to give her exactly what she wanted.”

What kind of twisted logic was that?

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Julie was confused about what she really wanted. Her way of telling a guy she liked was by giving him a BJ. I think that was too over the top. Thankfully she has some good friends that were there to talk some sense into her.

I picked this book because I read another book by the same author. I was not expecting the BDSM aspect or threesome sex scenes. For that, I deducted a star. Give someone a heads up in the blurb!

TOW Final Word: Buy, Borrow, Pass?
BUY if you like explicit M/M/F sex scenes with light BDSM thrown in because you will probably like this book. If you want things a little more subdued or with less twisted logic, then PASS on this book.

Book details
Book length: 306 pages
Series: Sweet Series
Heat Level: 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥

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Try It Tuesday: Cat Toys #cats #catsoftwitter #toys

This post is made possible by my cute furbaby Blaze.

Blaze is my kitty baby. Keeping it real as a cat mom, he is spoiled.

I buy him lots of toys. Honestly, I don’t know why because he seems to have more fun with the box instead of the actual toy. Still, I persist. I guess I am trying to figure out which toy might be that unicorn of cat toys that he will actually play with and not get tired of it.

Here are some of my latest purchases:

Kitty Flicks (by Kitty Boinks ) – flexible braided nylon that you flick across the room
TOW opinion: Blaze would not follow my hand to see where the flick would land. He looked at me with a bored expression and then walked off. In the opposite direction.

SmartyKat Interactive Cat Toys (by SmartyKat ) – launcher toy filled with catnip
TOW opinion: Blaze played with this for about 20 minutes one day and then would not play with it anymore. I am not sure what happened that turned him off to the toy.

Mouse Ball (by Petsport USA ) – catnip flavored ball with an easy drag tail
TOW opinion: Blaze liked this because of the tail. I guess this toy saved mice lives that day. It is not very sturdy. Blaze does not play with it anymore because it is in pieces now.

LED Motion Activated Cat Ball (by Ethical Pet ) – LED flash ball that is activated by touch
TOW opinion: Blaze would not play with it long enough to keep the LED activated.

TOW Final Word: The only toy that Blaze played with the most was the mouse ball. Because of the tail, he thought he was catching a real mouse.

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Deathstalkers MC Boxset by Alexis Noelle #MCromance @_alexisnoelle_


Title: Deathstalkers MC Books 1-3
Author: Alexis Noelle
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: March 13, 2017 
How hot can you handle it?

They are bikers.
They are rough, rugged, and raunchy.

The men of the Deathstalker MC Club are also loyal to the core. They stand by their club without question or fear, and when it comes to their women, there’s no holding them back. 
They love fiercely and ferociously.
These men play for keeps, getting what they want when they want it. 

No excuses.
No exceptions.
No turning back.

So hop on and take a ride on the wild side–if you dare.

Alexis Noelle lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her husband, and three kids. On top a writing career, she is a full-time student and a full-time mom. She loves spending time with her kids, although she has to hide the computer from them when she is writing! She love being active and being outdoors, especially if it involves any kind of shopping.
She has always been passionate about writing. She loves to read romance books and feels like being able to lose yourself in a book is one of the more exciting aspects. The books she loves to read and write will be ones that make you feel for the characters. Ashley believes that you should have an opinion on every character in a book whether you love them, hate them, or think they are up to something.She also believes that the most important critic is your reader, so she loves to hear from the readers. She want her fans to be open & talk to her about what they want for the characters in the story, and what they would like to see happen.

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Torn by Alexis Noelle #MCromance #CoverReveal @_alexisnoelle_

Title: Torn
Series: Deathstalkers MC
Author: Alexis Noelle
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: October 23, 2017

Loyalty

 

That’s what it’s all about here.

 

I’d do anything for one of my brothers,
Even go with his old lady to a parent-teacher conference.
But when I see the sweet little number who’s the teacher,
Suddenly, school’s right up my alley.
She’s innocent, naive, and sexy as Hell.
Damn, I just want in her pants,
And to maybe teach her a thing or two.
And I’m not backing down,
I’ll get to her.
But if she ever finds out the truth about our connection,
It’ll sever the ties and ruin it all.
I’m just going to keep my mouth shut–
And all over her.

Alexis Noelle lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her husband, and three kids. On top a writing career, she is a full-time student and a full-time mom. She loves spending time with her kids, although she has to hide the computer from them when she is writing! She love being active and being outdoors, especially if it involves any kind of shopping.

She has always been passionate about writing. She loves to read romance books and feels like being able to lose yourself in a book is one of the more exciting aspects. The books she loves to read and write will be ones that make you feel for the characters. Ashley believes that you should have an opinion on every character in a book whether you love them, hate them, or think they are up to something.She also believes that the most important critic is your reader, so she loves to hear from the readers. She want her fans to be open & talk to her about what they want for the characters in the story, and what they would like to see happen.






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Big Girls Don’t Cry #review #romance

Big Girls Don’t Cry  by Mimi Barbour

Synopsis
Remy has a crush on her neighbor Eadan. She decides if she loses weight, she will have a better chance at catching his eye.
When Eadan needs some interior decorating, he asks his neighbor to help with the job. Meanwhile, he decides he needs a frumpy, plain looking girl who will stay loyal and not leave him like his ex-girlfriend did.

Opinion
This story blurb from Amazon did not prepare me for the train wreck of story. And like a train wreck, I could not turn away. As painful as it was, I read it to the end.

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His skinny, hot girlfriend left him. So now he wants a plain Jane, borderline ugly girl who will not attract any attention.
Too shallow?

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Remy is trying to lose weight to catch a man. As an afterthought, there is a lot of emphasis placed on losing weight for her overall health. Mmm hmmm. All I could think was that she is changing herself to try to make herself attractive to another person.

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I do not want to get on my soapbox, but I will say that this story line annoyed me because I do not agree that a person should try to change their physical characteristics in efforts to get another person to fall in love with them.

The only kind of redeeming aspect of this story was the subplot where Remy is trying to help a teenage girl who is being bullied. I call it a redeeming aspect because I could see that happening in real life.

I read other books by Barbour and they were a lot better. Overall, this book’s premise had a lot of potential, but fell short in my opinion. I think if the characters were better developed that might have helped. Plus, I had a strong dislike for Eadan’s shallow attitude. His character needed to be rewritten.

TOW Final Word: Buy, Borrow, Pass?
BORROW. I thought about saying “pass”, but then I think about that one redeeming aspect. If you cannot borrow it, try to buy which it is on sale or part of a compilation. Definitely do not pay more than 99cents for it..

Book details
Series: N/A
Heat Level: 🔥 🔥 🔥
Print Length: 98 pages
Publisher: Sarna Publishing (June 30, 2015)
Publication Date: June 30, 2015
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

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