WHERE THERE’S SMOKE #cowboy #romance

WHERE THERE’S SMOKE (A Cowboy Way Novella) by Becky McGraw 

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Synopsis

Austin loves firefighting and decides that he will put in an application for the open position for fire chief in town. He has the experience and he has the skills. There is only one person in his way: Sunny.

Sunny wanted the job as chief because she needs the money to support her son. She was the only one who wanted it before Austin came along. Now she is trying to fight her attraction to the man that she sees as her nemesis and the person standing between her and her goal to get what she wants.

Opinion

I am all for women in leadership roles. I try to give extra support when they are struggling to be successful in a male dominated environment. That being said, Sunny was a terrible supervisor. She was overcompensating to try to prove herself and that is what led to the constant turnover. And yet, I still have mixed feelings with the way that Austin came in and undermined her from the beginning.

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I am married to a firefighter and can only imagine how difficult it might be for a woman. But it was hard for me to see her passion for the job when she kept saying that she needed the additional income. I think that when money is only factor in wanting a job, there will be something missing.

The chemistry between Sunny and Austin was there and like the saying goes, there is a thin line between love and hate. I was conflicted in rooting for their romance because of how Austin handled the job situation.

TOW Final Word: Buy, Borrow, Pass?
BORROW. I think the story is average, but that is not to say it lacked the entertainment factor. Since everything worked out to my satisfaction, I gave 3 hearts. I recommend it if you like cowboy or firefighter romances.

Book details
Series: The Cowboy Way
Heat Level: 🔥 🔥 🔥
Print Length: 144 pages
Publication Date: November 13, 2015
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

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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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