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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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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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Between You & I by Susan Cairns @suzecairns #romance

Title: Between You & I
Author: Susan Cairns
Genre: Contemporary/NA Romance
Release Date: October 6, 2017
Cover Designer: Emma Rider @ AWT Cover Design 

 

A force to be reckoned with . . .
Taylor Lewis dreams of finding her spot in corporate America. Taking a leap, she applies for an executive position at the company where she got her start. When passed over for an outsider, Taylor refuses to give up easily, vowing to prove the job should have been hers.
Looking for a change…
At thirty-nine years old, Reid Mariano is feeling the pressure to pack up his bachelor lifestyle and settle down. After meeting Jennifer online, and landing a job he hopes will take him to retirement, Reid gives up the Chicago bar scene and relocates to Buffalo, NY,
Impossible to ignore . . .
While Reid looks forward to building a future with Jennifer, and establishing his new career, Taylor sets out show she was the better choice. Working late nights and long hours, a smoldering attraction sparks a connection that neither of them are prepared for.

 

Susan Cairns was born and raised in a small town in western New York, on the shore of Lake Ontario. She currently lives with her three fur-babies: Lucy, Leela, and Bella. They run the house—she just lives with them!

 

Susan loves to travel and is always looking for her next adventure! She has been lucky to keep in touch with many friends who live all across the US. They’re always ready to open their homes to her whenever she feels the pull to visit a new place.

 

Along with writing, Susan is an avid reader and is often seen with her Kindle or a book in hand. She also has an eye for photography. All year round she has her camera in hand taking pictures of anything and everything, especially her nephews and niece, who are the light of her life.

 


 

Susan received a Bachelor’s degree in Communications/Public Relations from SUNY Empire State College. She recently finished her Master’s degree in English and hoping to become an adjunct professor in creative writing.

 

In addition to Between You & I, Susan has written four Contemporary Romance novels: Chasing Hope and The Reunion Series: The Reunion, The Rebound and The Reason. She also has one New Adult novel, Falling Back Together.

 

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Just One Chance by CA Harms #romance #blogtour @charms0814

Title: Just One Chance
Series: Oh Tequila #1
Author: C.A. Harms
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Release Date: August 15, 2017 

Tequila, you failed me. 

You left me in a terrible haze, and I can’t find my god damn wallet.

Or my left shoe.

How the hell does one lose their shoe?

 


I have no f*cking clue.

All I know is that my night started out with one thing in mind…to have a little fun.

The problem with that? I can’t remember a damn thing, except one.

Morgan’s soft and needy moans. It’s a sound I will never forget, and just thinking about it makes my heart race and my pulse quicken. And I want to hear it over and over again…I crave it.

But Morgan’s a mystery. The harder I try, the more she resists. There’s one thing she doesn’t know about me though…I’m not one to give up.

I’ll play her game. I’ll let her think she’s won. But in the end, I will have her.

Because all I need is Just One Chance to prove she’s meant for me

I love HEA stories, as long as they come packing a little heat. I need some excitement, some angst, and moments that make me fan my face are always good too. I am an Illinois girl, born and raised. Simple and true, it honestly doesn’t take much to make me happy. I love the little things; they truly mean the most. I may have a slight addiction to my new Keurig—oh my, that thing is a godsend. And so fast too. I have two children who truly are my very best friends, and their faces never fail to put a smile on my face. I have been married to my husband for sixteen years, and even though at times I want to beat him with a stick, I would never change the years we have had. We have learned and fallen, only to pick each other up, dust off the ache, and help each other make it right.

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