Beautiful Boss by Christina Lauren

These two might use a blindfold to ensure the groom doesn’t see the bride the night before their wedding, but that doesn’t mean they still don’t do a little bump and grind.

What’s it About?


One Player tamed. One nerd girl satisfied. And one more major life decision to make. When Will fell for Hanna, her quirky sense of humor and fierce dedication to her career were part of the attraction. (Not to mention her coy newbie attitude toward sex and her willingness to let him teach her everything.) But when the job offers start rolling in for her—and oh, they do—Hanna has trouble deciding what she wants, where they should live, and how much she should burden Will with the decision. Magic between the sheets is only one part of a relationship…getting on the same page is quite another altogether.

First Impressions

Some of you may remember that I’ve previously mentioned how I never, ever, under any circumstances read half-books. There are so many other books on my TBR list, who has the time for a half-book?! This series is my one exception. I’ll read anything and everything that they’ll give me! The reason that this series is an exception to the rule is because all of the half-books are short, quick reads that are full of comedy and delectable sex scenes. It’s practically a guarantee to be thoroughly entertained in the short amount of time it takes you to read one.


Romance Between Nerds

Will and Hanna. Our couple of nerds, and probably my favorite couple of the series. In this half-book we get to witness the joy of their wedding night. But the best part of this story is that we also get to see what happens after their happy day is all over, and life returns to normal.


As Hanna goes on job interviews all over the country, and our couple contemplates how this could impact their living arrangement, we see how life isn’t always perfect after you say “I do”. There will be arguments. There will be disagreements and compromises. However, we also see that as long as they can work together and communicate their fears and worries, then there will also be delightful make-up sex.


Series: Beautiful Bastard, book 4.5.

Should you read it? A quick, sexy read with a hilarious couple. It’s just a brief glimpse at a delightful series.

Smut Level: The honeymoon is far from over in this one! It’s just the beginning as our newlyweds put all their dirty talk to good use, and break in some new sex locations in their apartment. Gotta keep things interesting!

Get it on Amazon: Click Here. $1.99 Kindle Price. Pocket Star. 144 Pages.

Check out the book that started it all: Beautiful Bastard


Dragon Knight’s Ring by Mary Morgan

There were many moments in this novel where different characters would be in some kind of open field, tilt their head back, spread their arms out wide, and scream their frustrations about life to any Fae listening. Not gonna lie, kind of jealous! Must be a cathartic experience. I wonder where the nearest open field is near me.

What’s it About?


Crusader, Adam MacFhearguis is on one last quest to the standing stones in Scotland where he seeks to bury the past. However, a silent prayer sends him to an unknown future and to his beloved Meggie. When he uncovers a shocking revelation, Adam questions everything about the woman he thought he knew and loved. He may have traveled the veil of ages, but time is now his enemy.

Margaret MacKay lives a life in the future without the memories of her past—her death. When Adam arrives at her door confessing he knows her, she is confused and wary. With each passing day, she yearns to learn more from this stranger. Yet, when a truth is revealed, can she trust the man to unlock the chains from her mind and heart? Will love free the bonds to unite the two lovers who were doomed centuries ago? Or will evil finally claim victory over the Dragon Knights?

First Impressions

At the start of the novel, we see Adam continuing to mourn the death of his beloved, Meggie, at the hand of her brother years before who disapproved of their union. We see a broken man, who struggles to move on in life. I assumed this novel would focus on him meeting a new woman who could help him live again, and find a new romance. Imagine my surprise when, instead of meeting a new woman, we find him being sent forward in time to reunite with the love of his life. Even more surprising is the fact that she has no recollection of who he is.


The Mysteries of the Future

So many romance novels involving time travel focus on someone having to adjust to traveling back in time, whereas in this one we see someone travel to the future instead. I must say, I absolutely loved this feature of the book! It was quite humorous to see Adam’s reactions to the strangeness of the future. From the flying beast of an airplane, to the glowing embers of light-bulbs, and the ultimate sorcery of running tap water.


On top of Adam’s adjustments to the future, another struggle was his attempt to help Meggie regain her memories. Although she doesn’t remember him per se, she can’t deny the connection she feels to him, or how her body yearns for him. It’s only a matter of time before they succumb to their bodily urges. And once they do, Meggie has a moment of remembrance. That can only mean one thing! Maybe one more tumble will bring her memory back fast. Or maybe not. But one must try and try again!


Blast from the Past

This is the fifth book in the series, and we see all the Dragon Knights from the previous novels come together for one final battle against the forces of evil. I’ve only read one previous novel in this series, and in hindsight I wish I had read all of them before opening this one. I think I would have connected more with the characters and the story-line if I had more background. There are so many knights, with their wives and children it was kind of hard to keep them all straight at times! Not to mention all their magical powers. That being said, definitely an interesting and suspenseful final battle!


*A copy of this book was provided for an honest review*

Series: Order of the Dragon Knights, book 5. There’s still more to come from this series.

Should you read it? It’s kind of hard to rank this one. Definitely a good build-up of suspense, and an enchanting tale of true love lasting through any obstacle, whether death, or time. However, I did feel confused for a large portion of the book, as I wasn’t too familiar with all the different rules of magic involved, or the connections between so many characters.

Smut Level: Thinking she’s been dead for years, he’s not gonna let this moment pass them by without showing all the passion he has for her burst free.

Get it on Amazon: Click Here. $5.99 Kindle Price. The Wild Rose Press, Inc. 281 Pages.



Breathe for Me by Natalie Anderson

I went into this book with basically no expectations, and I must say I was pleasantly surprised at how much I thoroughly enjoyed it! I positively love how I came to pick this book from my TBR list though, because I didn’t pick it! There were so many books to choose from, so I made my friend pick a number from 1-33 (# of pages of unread books on my Kindle), and 1-8 (# of books on each page). Voila! Now I kind of want my friend to pick all future books for me, as she did an awesome job.

What’s it About?


The last thing Chelsea Greene wants is to be rescued, but that’s exactly what happens when she’s caught wearing nothing but her swimsuit during a midnight emergency evacuation drill. Turns out her ‘hero’ is a former lifeguard who has no hesitation in offering the kiss of life. So not happening, right? But for emotionally chastened Chelsea, one touch changes everything. She discovers a desire to satisfy this arrogant, demanding tease. Unable to express her own fantasies, she finds unspeakable pleasure in serving his.

Xander Lawson exudes easy charm. He likes a woman unafraid to match his appetite for unfettered fun. He doesn’t do complicated or emotional. But the raw need emanating from fragile Chelsea compels him closer. He can’t resist spinning a sensual fantasy world around them. As passion spills outside their carefully selected boundaries, Xander learns Chelsea’s stronger than he first thought. But is she strong enough to handle the intensity he’s always kept hidden?

First Impressions

First things first, the synopsis is slightly misleading. Xander isn’t actually a lifeguard. He’s a former lifeguard who now installs security systems. As you can see, not a huge plot issue, but I was kind of looking forward to reading about a lifeguard. Xander might not wear the lifeguard trunks anymore, but he’s not too far removed from that lifestyle. He looks to save people, and is on the look out for people who need help. Chelsea is definitely in need of rescuing.

Lifeguard running on beach pointing towards ocean.

What Kind of Fantasies?

At first, I was kind of hesitant when reading this synopsis in what exactly the book would be about, especially in regards to the “fantasies”. When it talks about Chelsea “serving” Xander’s fantasies I was worried we’d be introduced to some spanking and possible BDSM. However, it was so refreshing that this is almost a throwback to fantasies of yore. He’s a pirate and she’s his prisoner. He’s Tarzan, she’s Jane. He’s a prisoner out on the run.


It kind of lent an element of humor to their fantasies, as they were truly “playing” with each other. But don’t let that fool you into thinking they are tame! Although there weren’t any fireman fantasies, these two are smokin’ hot! I must say though I was kind of disappointed they never really got into character. For example, he never once dressed up in a loincloth!

Sadder Side

Xander and Chelsea enter into this relationship with the intention of keeping it light-hearted and short term. Her internship in town is only 8 weeks after all. However, it doesn’t exactly work out the way they thought it would. He uncovers details about her troubled past and the death of her fiance, which has caused her to close up. It has now become Xander’s goal to have Chelsea reveal her own fantasies. There’s such an amazing blend of romance, sexiness, playfulness, and a serious side influenced by their respective pasts.


Series: Be for Me, book 1. I got this book for free on BookBub. After reading it I immediately went online and got every single book in the series.

Should you read it? I definitely recommend this one! It’s a quick read with interesting characters, and there’s a good mix of sweet, sexy and a touch of sadness.

Smut Level: It takes a while, but Xander finally gets Chelsea to open up about her own fantasies. Let’s just say it involves a leather jumpsuit with a conveniently placed cut-out.

Get it on Amazon: Click Here. FREE. Amazon Digital Services LLC. 228 Pages.

Mr. Beautiful by R.K. Lilley

Well…this novel was remarkably meh.

What’s it About?


I’ve been remade four times in my life. It is a distinct feeling. Impossible to mistake. The very marked sensation of being unraveled and reknit into a new thing, a new person. It can be good or bad, helpful or harmful, but above all, it is unstoppable. I was remade when my parents died, went from a happy childhood, into navigating a very dark world, with endless responsibilities, surrounded by enemies, and despairingly alone.

It happened again at the hands of a cowardly predator. I’d become angrier with that one, more cynical, and it undoubtedly turned me into the kinky f**k I was today. The third happened swiftly. One day I looked up into a pair of pale blue eyes and saw the other half of my soul. Checkmate. I went from a completely controlled existence, a life where I made every decision with cold calculation, to a man overcome with feelings and emotions that were foreign but somehow wonderful. And all too soon after that cataclysmic change was this fourth one, this one where I begged a God I’d never entertained to spare the life of a woman that I could not live without.

First Impressions

Whenever we have a novel in a series that describes events from previous books from the man’s point of view, I feel like two things are bound to happen. Either we get a secret and revealing glimpse of the emotional side of the male character that we wish we’d had when the first books came out, or we get a basically pointless retelling of what we already knew. Unfortunately, I felt like this book fell into the latter category. We don’t really discover anything new when it comes to the relationship between James and Bianca. We always knew he was a possessive alpha male, and that they were both into BDSM. There’s really nothing else to reveal.


Another Male POV

The one aspect of this novel that I really enjoyed was seeing things told from Stephan’s perspective, not to mention the start of his relationship with Javier. If anything, I wish the entire novel had just been told from Stephan’s point of view, starting with how he left home after coming out to his parents, living on the streets with Bianca, and finally finding love and happiness with Javier. By alternating POV’s between James and Stephan, I felt like we didn’t get the full side of Stephan’s story, and instead there was just more rehashing of events we were already aware of. I personally felt that Stephan deserved a book of his very own!


Travel Through Time

So, I obviously wasn’t a huge fan of reading things from James’ POV, but the main aspect of this book which reaaalllly got on my nerves was the constant switching back and forth between past and present. One minute we are picking up from the end of book 3, then jumping back to when James and Bianca first met, then jumping forward to their wedding day, then jumping back even further for a brief scene of James’ first ever trip to a BDSM club. Combine this with the alternating POV’s between James and Stephan, and the fact that Stephan’s story line is also constantly jumping between past and present, and it was damn near impossible to keep anything in a sense of chronological order.


Series: Up in the Air, book 4.

Should you read it? Personally, I don’t think it’s necessarily worth reading. The first 3 books in the series were good enough, and I felt like this novel didn’t really add anything of substance to the series. If you do read it, I’d actually just recommending reading Stephan’s chapters!

Smut Level: These two definitely take BDSM to the next level. There’s not so much a joy of spanking as a form of punishment, but rather solely for the feeling of pain mixed with pleasure.

Get it on Amazon: Click Here. $6.99 Kindle Price. Self-Published. 390 Pages.

The Worse for Were by Abigail Owen

Nothing like a plethora of werewolf pheromones flying about to really get you in the mood.

What’s it About?


The Canis and Banes packs of werewolves have been feuding for centuries. The Hatfields and McCoys were a tea party in comparison. Until Marrok Banes, the Alpha of his pack, decides to end the fighting with a marriage of convenience. Never mind that he can’t keep his hands off his gorgeous new mate.

Tala Canis is the new Alpha of the Canis clan, the first female to claim that right, a position hard fought and won. For the sake of her people she agrees to wed Marrok. Never mind that the Alpha, once her enemy, makes her body flash heat with a single look.

But after the mating ceremony, Marrok only seems interested in one thing…taking over their combined pack while leaving Tala out of the loop. If her Alpha mate can’t learn to share, then it’s time to show him exactly why she’s an Alpha herself.

First Impressions

When it came to this book, I actually took a big risk by breaking my cardinal rule. I read it immediately after reading the first book in this series, which I absolutely adored. Normally when this happens, I try to read another book in between to try and tame my expectations. But with this many pheromones in the air, I simply couldn’t wait, and instead chose to dive right in. I’m happy to say that I loved this book just as mush as the first one! The plots of the two novels merge together and occur simultaneously, so I’d definitely recommend reading book 1 first. That way, you not only have a better understanding of what’s going on, but you have an even deeper connection to the characters.

Battle of the Alphas

All you know I’m a huge fan when it comes to an alpha leading man. Throw in an alpha werewolf, and oh nellie am I on board! After all, there tends to be a lot more licking involved. But throw an alpha female werewolf into the mix?! Good God in Heaven someone crack open a window from all the heat we’ve got going on around here.


On the one hand, you’ve got two alphas in the bedroom, or in some instances on a cave floor, and how could you not be intrigued by this? We’re all used to the male alpha being the dominating force in the bedroom, and Marrok can definitely rise to the call of duty. However, sometimes Tala takes the reigns to be on top and tie him up for a change. Love it!


On the other hand though, we see how combining 2 packs under 2 alphas can create a whole new set of challenges. Who is the ultimate decision maker? Can they both compromise in order to find a way to lead together, even if it means giving away a bit of their alpha-ness? When factions are created within the pack, and Tala’s leadership is threatened, they’ll have to find a way to make it work together.


*A copy of this book was provided for an honest review*

Series: Legendary Consultants, book 2. I need the next book already!

Should you read it? This novel is a great read, and explores the facets of leadership conflicting with stereotypical gender norms. Intense and sexy moments make it a hard one to put down.

Smut Level: Two dominant alphas in the bedroom can only lead to delicious things in my opinion.

Get it on Amazon: Click Here. $0.99 Kindle Price. Amazon Digital Services LLC. 141 Pages.


Go Deep by Bella Love-Wins

When it comes to college sports, I find hockey to be violently interesting. Baseball? Mildly tolerable. Football? Good God what was I thinking?

What’s it About?


Slade ‘Slaughter’ Clark

I’m a southern college football star in my senior year, and all eyes are on me, just the way I like it. I’m not riding a wave to the NFL. I am the wave, and everyone knows it, including my fans, opponents, coaches, every NFL agent who matters, and the hot little chicks who follow me around. I’m the whole package…with a package that leaves chicks wanting more.

There’s just one exception. Cassidy Greyson. She is the uptight cheerleader, my brother’s best friend, and a fellow student in a few of my courses. Getting a piece of her is now my informal senior year ‘pet’ project. Little does she know she’s about to be owned.

Cassidy Greyson

I worked my butt off for three school years and two long summers so I could graduate early and get the hell out of my backwater life in Louisiana. Sure, I stuck to the cheerleading, but only because it was a family tradition that my mother insisted I keep up. Just because my older sister, Caroline, fell for the ‘be-a-cheerleader-to-marry-an-NFL-star’ trap, doesn’t mean I want to follow in their footsteps.

This is why Slade ‘Slaughter’ Clark doesn’t have a chance in hell. I’ve avoided falling for the arrogant jock up until now, and there’s no way I’ll let him in. My business professor may have thought he was doing us both a favor when he forced Slade and me to partner up for a major project. I just wish I didn’t have to stare into his sexy hazel eyes or watch him flex his tight, bulky muscles while we work together.


First Impressions

It is no secret among my family and friends that I detest football. College level, pro, it doesn’t matter. The fact that I chose to read a romance novel featuring the sport means I probably need to get my head examined. What can I say? I wanted to give it a try in spite of my aversion to the sport. That being said, my main problem with this book didn’t come from the sport itself, but rather the man doing the playing. Pretty much from opening bell he’s portrayed as a stereotypical jock who thinks the world of himself, and his only reason for pursuing Cassidy is because she’s the only good looking girl on campus he hasn’t screwed yet. He sees himself as a god who is a gift to all women with his sexual prowess. I mean, the novel starts with his involvement in a descriptive threesome.


Changing Feelings

Now, everyone is capable of change, and we do see how Slade and Cassidy’s initial dislike for each other transcends into love. However, I must say I was kind of confused by this transition. It seemed like one day Slade saw her as a challenge to be conquered, and once conquered dismissed. There was no one moment which could be attributed to his change of heart towards her.


There seems to be no real emotional connection between these two characters beyond the physical. Even after Slade starts to admit he might have feelings for Cassidy, he still treats her like crap. He never really returns any of her phone calls, and almost assumes she’ll be grateful to end up with him. Kind of hard to like him.

As for Cassidy, her sudden change of heart for Slade was also a bit of a head scratcher. She’s hated him since they were adolescents, and has refused his advances ever since he became star quarterback and she became cheerleader. Now they are forced to work together for a project, they end up sleeping together, and eventually she admits to having loved him for years. Wait a minute, since when? I feel like their childhood connection was never fully explored.


Series: Bad Boy Sports, book 1. Although I wasn’t a huge fan of this first novel, I can’t say I’m done with the series. Cassidy’s best friend and Slade’s brother prove to be very interesting characters.

Should you read it? I think it took too long for us to see any kind of affection from the arrogant jock, Slader, and even then it was kind of hard to see. Hard to get emotionally invested in a novel when you don’t like one of the main characters.

Smut Level: The cheerleader and the football player. Rah rah indeed.

Moral of the Story: Ladies and gents, never make a bet with your friends about getting into somebody else’s pants. It will inevitably get back to that person, and cause a whole lot of heartache. Has She’s All That taught you nothing?!?!

Get it on Amazon: Click Here. $2.99 Kindle Price. Amazon Digital Services LLC. 203 Pages.


Bully by Penelope Douglas

We’ve got neighbors. We’ve got friends who become enemies, who then become something more. This book checks off so many of my boxes it’s not even funny.

What’s it About?


My name is Tate. He doesn’t call me that, though. He would never refer to me so informally, if he referred to me at all. No, he’ll barely even speak to me. But he still won’t leave me alone. We were best friends once. Then he turned on me and made it his mission to ruin my life.

I’ve been humiliated, shut out, and gossiped about all through high school. His pranks and rumors got more sadistic as time wore on, and I made myself sick trying to stay out of his way. I even went to France for a year, just to avoid him. But I’m done hiding from him now, and there’s no way in hell I’ll allow him to ruin my senior year. He might not have changed, but I have. It’s time to fight back. I’m not going to let him bully me anymore.

Building a Bully

Yes, this novel is definitely a high school romance. However, it also takes a fascinating look at the cause and effects of bullying. At the beginning, we see how Jared’s pranks and antics against Tate have driven her to want to escape. So she does. She spends her junior year of high school in France. When she returns, she realizes it’s time to stand up to him, and to not let others put her down. But how does this influence Tate’s own personality?


By standing up for herself against anyone who gets in her way, Tate starts to straddle the line of becoming a bully as well. Sure, she says some kick-ass zingers that make most of us envious. What could be more satisfying than having the ultimate come-back? But now she too is starting to put others down, and even though it’s against Jared we see that “this is how bullies are made.” In a way, bullies beget bullies.

Leaving Hatred Behind

But that’s not all! At the start of the novel, we as the audience are set and determined to hate Jared. He’s a bully who has taken things way too far. As the novel progresses though, we realize that Jared didn’t always act this way. Once upon a time, he was Tate’s best friend who helped her cope after her mother’s death. But then something changed. By the end of the novel, you find yourself shocked to discover that you could possibly consider sympathizing with a bully.


Series: Fall Away, book 1. I’ll keep going with this series.

Should you read it? At times it was kind of difficult to accept Jared as something other than a bully. It almost seemed as though there was an attempt to excuse his bullying behavior because of his tragic past. It’s true that what happened to him was awful, but it was also sad that he chose to push Tate away instead of pull her closer.

Smut Level: For a high school romance, this book gets pretty steamy! Nothing like sneaking into your neighbor’s bedroom window. And then into the bed itself.

Get it on Amazon: Click Here. $4.99 Kindle Price. InterMix Publishing. 337 Pages.