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#Review A Bad Boy Office Romance series #romance

Double Book Review!!!

Synopsis
Asher:
Madilyn St. Clair doesn’t know it but I hand-picked her to be the newest employee at my firm.
I’ve assigned myself as her mentor and I plan to teach her everything I know. And I do mean everything.
I’m her first boss and I happen to know I’d be her first… everything else.
I knew I wanted her before she even started working here.
She makes me chase her but I know she’ll be saying “Yes, Boss” soon.
No one is going to stop me from taking what I want, except maybe myself.
I built this firm from the ground up and I don’t follow anyone’s rules. But I do have my own rules to make sure I don’t ruin everything I’ve made by playing fast and loose with my heart. Like I’m starting to do with her…
I’m used to getting what I want but I’m not used to wanting something more.

Madilyn:
My boss is not supposed to be trying to sleep with me. And I’m not supposed to want to let him.
Asher Marks and I couldn’t be any different if we tried. Sure, we’re both ambitious lawyers but the comparison stops there.
He’s older, much more experienced than I am in the courtroom and the bedroom, he’s filthy rich and the word around the firm is that he’s a player.
I can’t stand guys like him. He thinks he can do what he wants whenever he wants.
He wants me to say “Yes boss,” “Please boss,” “More boss.”
For some strange reason, I start to want to say it. I want to let him have me. What has gotten into me?
I’m the type of woman who likes to stay in control of my life, my career and my relationships.
So why do I want to give it up— quite literally— to my boss, of all people? And what will happen to my career— and my heart— if I do?

Synopsis
Cameron:
I’m filthy rich and used to getting everything I want: A yacht, jet skis, a private plane and plenty of f*cking women.
But my one rule is never to mix work and pleasure.
An office fling isn’t worth losing my lucrative law firm.

Now I have a spunky young secretary named Ruby.
I also have a dilemma. Because I want Ruby in a way I’ve never wanted anyone. My c*ck is as ready as my mind is hesitant. I’m her much older boss– old enough to know better.

I can tell by the way Ruby looks at me:
I make her knees weak and her panties wet.
She thinks she wants me. For her very first time.
But she doesn’t know what it is she’s asking for.

I don’t just want her on my desk, on my floor, on my lap.
I want her tied up and begging me to do whatever I want with her.
Taming her will be quite a challenge.
Ruby’s no pushover. She has a mind of her own.
I’m beginning to suspect she also has some dark secrets.
Her own past, mixed with my present desires, could get us both into a lot of trouble.

Tying her up could take me down.
But I don’t let anyone’s rules f*cking stop me from getting what I want. Not even my own.

Opinion
I did not understand the “romance” between either couple. Asher treats his mentees as his sexual playthings, but Madilyn is different. Why? I could not figure that out. Cameron was so attracted to Ruby that he has to have her even though he does not sleep with office employees. Again, not the makings of a long term relationship.

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Both stories were lust-to-love situations and the author did not seem to make much effort to develop the characters beyond the fact that they liked sex. That got old for me. The books were cringe worthy in the sense that the lawyers could have been sued for at least half of what they were doing. These were misogynistic men who used the fact that they had money as an excuse to be jerks in general.

PLUS, the men’s idea of talking dirty was more the I-like-degrading-women type of talk. I don’t go for that. Demeaning and humiliating talk is not a turn on.

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At this point, you are probably wondering why I read both books. I should have stopped after the disaster of the “Yes, Boss”. However, they were included free with another book I bought and I had some time to kill. I thought that Cameron seemed like he might be a decent enough guy that his story would not be so bad.

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I rated it 2 hearts because I did read both books. I may have skipped over a lot of the love scenes, but was curious to see how the stories ended. That being said, I am resolute that I will not read the third book in the series.

TOW Final Word: Buy, Borrow, Pass?
PASS. To summarize these books: two older guys whose combined maturity levels were not past junior high were able to snag much younger women because of their position and wealth. Not sexy. But BORROW if all what I said is your thing. I think there is box set available so you don’t have to borrow each book separately.

Book details
Series: A Bad Boy Office Romance
Heat Level: 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥
Print Length: Not sure of page count because of all the extra books


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Take Me With You #bookclubpick #amreading

Take Me With You

 

 

Synopsis from Amazon

August Shroeder, a burned-out teacher, has been sober since his nineteen-year-old son died. Every year he’s spent the summer on the road, but making it to Yellowstone this year means everything. The plan had been to travel there with his son, but now August is making the trip with Philip’s ashes instead. An unexpected twist of fate lands August with two extra passengers for his journey, two half-orphans with nowhere else to go.

What none of them could have known was how transformative both the trip—and the bonds that develop between them—would prove, driving each to create a new destiny together.

TOW Opinion
It is serendipity that August was on his way to vacation for the summer and his RV needed repairing in a shop where the mechanic needed to send his two sons away for the summer while he went to jail.
I can understand that August did not want to take on the responsibility of these two children much in the same way that many people do not want to be Foster parents. But when presented with the challenge, he accepted and treated them like he would treat his own son. In some respects, I think he might have even treated them better than he treated his son because he was able to learn from his mistakes and take that into consideration.

This story deal with several complex themes, including alcoholism, grief because of loss of a child, and emotional issues. For example, it is not just about the emotional journey of August, it is also about two little boys that are able to find a father figure when theirs was not a worthy role model.

This story might be a very emotional one for some because the interaction between the main characters is tender and sweet at times.

TOW Final Word: Buy, Borrow, Pass?

Buy. I love this story in a very sentimental way. It just touched me in a way that I don’t usually get that emotional about fictional events.

Book details

Series: No
Heat Level: not a romance

Print Length: 363 pages

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#Review – The Bride Who Wouldn’t #romance

The Bride Who Wouldn’t 

Synopsis
Isaak is a Russian billionaire whose uncle recently died. He found a contract that explained a marriage of convenience with a woman named Kate. Assuming that Kate was a heartless gold digger, he meets her and gives her two options: pay back the money she received from his uncle or marry him instead.

Kate is determined that this is the last thing she is going to do for her worthless family: selling herself to get the family business out of debt. She decides to marry Isaak, but makes sure he understands that sex is off the table since they will not be living as a true married couple.

Opinion
This book was an unexpected sweet story. I think that is because Isaak grew to understand her reasons for a loveless marriage. In the beginning Isaak seemed to be ruthless, but ended up being more of a gentleman than I anticipated.
His reasons for falling in love? From what I could gather, he decided not to be a playboy anymore.

Might as well fall in love.

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Not the most romantic, but it works for the story line.

I do not think Kate should have done so much for her family considering how ungrateful and greedy they were. She was not a shrinking violet when it came to keeping her ground with Isaak, so I could not understand why she yielded to such an extent. At least she has a happy ending with Isaak.

TOW Final Word: Buy, Borrow, Pass?
Buy. If you are looking for an unexpected, sweet romance, this fits the bill.

Book details
Series: Russian Billionaire Honeymoon #1
Heat Level: 🔥 🔥 🔥
Print Length: 217 pages

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#Review Brig: Deepwater Security #bearshifter #romance

Brig: Deepwater Security

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Synopsis
Brig is the CEO of a bodyguard company and also a bear shifter.
Lucky (Luciana) is a country music singer who has a hit song playing on the radio. She also has a stalker who has excluded his threats indicating possible violent. Brig’s company was called in to provide protection. Brig personally decided to be her bodyguard because he was infatuated with Lucky.

Opinion
This is one of those books that I think I read just to fill my time.
The premise of the story was OK, but I think something about it just fell flat for me. There was nothing about the characters that made them stand out.

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I do not usually mind when the stories are INSTAlove, but maybe I was tired and wanted something with more substance.

Plus, the book was so SHORT! I did not realize when I got it that it was only 40 pages.

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TOW Final Word: Buy, Borrow, Pass?
BORROW. The story was missing something but was okay if you want to pass some time and want to read something.

Book details
Series: BEAR SHIFTERS
Heat Level: 🔥 🔥
Print Length: 40 pages

Note: I got this book from Amazon but the link no longer works. And I searched Amazon for the author and she is not there either. I did link to the Goodreads page, if you are interested.

#Review : Lead Dragon (Dragon Guard of Drakkaris) #dragonshifter #bookaddict #newrelease

Lead Dragon

Synopsis
Lead, captain of the dragon guard of Drakkaris, is about to embark on the most difficult mission he’s ever undertaken: trying not to fall in love with the cute, curvy woman he and his team saved and are now tasked with protecting.

Brittany didn’t expect six tall, ridiculously hot dragons to rescue her after she was captured by wolves. But there’s one dragon, with bright golden eyes, long brown hair and the composure of a warrior that she can’t seem to stop thinking about. And while she’s living just a few doors away from him, Brittany’s not sure her own self-control will be able to hold out.

Opinion
I have read all of the books in Terry’s series and I love the world she has created. I thought she ran out of dragon shifters but then she introduced an alien planet full of tall, hunky dragon men who are all looking for that special woman.

At the end of the last book, I felt sorry for Lead because he was a good man who moved out of the way for the sake of true love. Now he has his own book!!!

When Lead meets Brittney, he tries to keep his attraction under wrap so that he does not act on it. But his desire to claim his mate makes him irritable and confusing as he is sending mixed signals.

I know that Brittney was in an enviable position to have all these hot men at her beck and call. She was good not to play with their emotions though. It was funny that she projected her thoughts so “loudly” that the other dragons knew who she really wanted.

In the end, I liked the way they got together. They were a good fit for each other.

I CANNOT WAIT for the rest of the books in this series!!!!!!

TOW Final Word: Buy, Borrow, Pass?
BUY. To get the full impact of this world, read the Awakened Dragons series. However, this is a standalone romance.

Book details
Series: Dragon Guard of Drakkaris
Heat Level: 🔥 🔥 🔥
Book length 198 pages

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