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Wethering The Storm (The Storm, #2) - Samantha Towle This book emotes so many feelings in me....


It's beautiful to read about a love so exquisitely powerful.




If you’ve read [b:The Mighty Storm|15724654|The Mighty Storm (The Storm, #1)|Samantha Towle|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1345793260s/15724654.jpg|21400430] then you will know and understand the depth of feelings and love Jake and Tru have for one another……for me, this second book celebrates these characters with beautiful words and emotions but it also gives us so much more. It gives a story of love, jealousy, sadness, friendship, grief, letting go and moving on from the past……....yes, from the start I could see the probable direction of the book, but I still lived it. And loved it. There is beauty in the writing and, even though it had some predictability, it still kept me wondering ~ what will happen next???? With butterflies in my tummy ♥

Thank you so much Samantha Towle for this incredible world of Storm magic you’ve given us.

I spent a lot of time during the first part of the book smiling and putting my hand on my chest on a sigh…just so gorgeous.

I don't want to say anything about the story... I don't want to spoil your reading in any way. I just want to give you a flavour; share some of my thoughts and sweet love for Wethering The Storm, Tru and most of all my favourite rock star EVER... Jake Wethers.

♥ Jake

Isn't he gorgeous?????


“He is everything that means perfect to me.”

In Tru we have a heroine who can, at times, be annoying and incredibly frustrating with her inner thoughts and her actions, but the truth is Samantha has created a human character with flaws...she doesn't hold back on these flaws just like you or I wouldn't hold back on our inner thoughts ...why would we???

I love Tru.

"I guess we make a good pair....the best jealous pair ever." ~ Jake

I so understand jealousy…it’s irrational but if you feel it, you feel it…it can eat away at you and has the ability to destroy.


I love everything about their relationship; their history and the potential of their future.

The conversation and banter between Jake & Tru's perfectly developed characters is simply joyful….the author writes with such skill and ease….......

♥ They made me smile, they made me laugh out loud, ("I have a huge penis." ~ this was hilarious) they made me cry buckets, they made me horny.....Oh yes it was as hot as hell....but most of all they made my heart swell and gave me the warm fuzzies.

Jake says the most beautiful heartfelt words to Tru but it’s not cheesy...it's still real.....still Jake....he's amazing.....


They have a love so powerful and this makes their sexual relationship even hotter to read. In my opinion…they are dynamite together, he worships her body……every single inch; it's beautiful and knicker wetting gorgeous.






"There are so many emotions going through me right now."

A potentially life changing event occurs.... "Devastation. Complete and utter devastation."…...for me the floodgates opened... "How do you live when your life dies?"…….the way Samantha wrote this and the sentiment conveyed by the characters’ was just incredible...I could see and feel everything so clearly. AMAZING WRITING. Miss Towle I salute you!!!
"I can't breathe the pain in my chest is unbearable."



"My heart swells with happiness......I never, ever want to lose this feeling." ~ Tru

"Everything is you."


The Supporting cast are, of course, fabulous as well and all add to, and enhance the flavour of this incredible story…..I can’t wait to take a ride with Tom….I can feel it will be epic!!!!!



"Then the world melts away, and there's only him. There has only ever been him."

"Finally mine, Mrs Wethers."



This is how you write a sequel…..it wasn’t cheesy…..it wasn’t boring….it wasn’t just for the sake of it. Samantha Towle has stayed true to her fabulous characters. She dedicates this book to the fans who love the story and I think the fans will be very, very happy.

"Could I love this man anymore? He really is my version of perfect."
So very, very true…..♥



This was me the day before The Storm 2 was released



Hope it's as good as the first book. ♥ Jake!!!!!
YES IT WAS!!!!!

♥ BR with my lovelies, Barb & Deanna *Excited*
And all the other lovely ladies who happened to be reading at the same time!!!!! xxxxxx
Scored - Lily Harlem 3 Football Loving Lewis Stars


So, fairly ordinary girl meets superstar football player…….

“The man was devastatingly beautiful…..the star of all my dirty dreams and football fantasies….”

Somehow she catches his eye….....

…………but can the dream become a reality for our heroine????? Or will people and other obstacles get in their way???

♥ ♥ ♥

Our heroine Nicky is a football loving journalist who works for a football magazine called Kick ~ result!!!…....

She has her dream job AND she’s sent to cover the European Cup…..she’s so happy….. and cannot begin to imagine the events that will come her way………

♥ ♥ ♥


It was quite funny in places; Nicky’s a quirky character with a great personality and Lewis.....well there's nothing NOT to LOVE about the blonde haired, kind and passionate, hot stuff that is Lewis Tate!!!

“I’d never wanted a man as much as I wanted Lewis Tate.”

It’s a very light happy-go-lucky read with lots of gorgeous sexy times.....xx

OH YES!!!!

The sex was HOT HOT HOT and very detailed...LOVED the detail of their sexual activities it was yummy!!!

Let me tell you reader he knew a whole lot more than that!!!

However....in places I found myself a little bored, it was too detailed at times about things I didn't need to know about...yikes...only during some parts (the detailed sex was fab!!!)...I actually wish I'd known the book was going to end at 70% because I could feel it had finished but it looked like I had a lot of book left??? I don't know if this put me off a little...so.... top tip, the e-book finishes at around 70%!!!!!

I kept waiting for something epic to happen but it just kind of simmered along, I would've liked a little more light and shade. I think some of the issues could've been further explored and developed to create more drama and angst and I wish we had learned more about the characters histories, but that is just my opinion.

“…in his arms I had found my contentment….”

Overall a nice, light, steamy read that, in the end, at the climax of the story, gave me the warm fuzzies and that's got to be good, right?






Music of the Heart - Katie Ashley 3.5 Stars for this Sweet, 'Music of the Heart,' read.

"I had made a bet with the notorious womanizing lead singer of Runaway Train to stay on their bus for an entire week. What the hell had I been thinking?"



"My experience with guys was pretty much non-existent."

Our leading lady is Abby, she's 21 and innocent; a singer, guitarist, and training to be a nurse. A hard working sweet, beautiful girl who’s sassy and feisty.....

"You're like a guy's wet dream." ~ Jake

Our hunk of a man is Jake, '...sexy as hell,' and a complete, 'manwhore.' He uses women for sex and sex only but is this what he really wants????

There are times in the book where Jake shows his vulnerability, his caring side; he's afraid he's not good enough for Abby..... and this is when you fall in love with him and swoon!!!

So we've established this story is about your innocent girl meets bad boy rock star, the leading characters have interesting back stories and a fabulous supporting cast......Music of the Heart has all the elements for an enjoyable sexy read and that's what it was for me, light, sweet, nice and enjoyable.

**To make it epic and amazingly fabulous it needed more, for me personally......Why????

*At times the conversations between characters were a little unbelievable and even unnecessary, in my opinion. Sometimes you don't need a big signpost to know something…..us savvy readers can deduce the obvious.

*I found it difficult to truly believe parts of the story how much she still wants and desires Jake 2 minutes after hearing him have sex with another girl??? Also the 'drama' at the end, where he rejects her, was again not really plausible for the character or situation, imo

...all that said I still enjoyed it and even loved it in places, I found myself smiling through most of it, apart from when it made me cry.....'feeling' is good....I just needed something more...more angst.....more truth in the writing.....more showing and less telling.

Sometimes it warmed my heart, made it swell and was 4 star worthy and then at the other end of the spectrum I found I was cringing at the cheesiness......I guess it comes down to~

Do I think the character would actually say that and in a lot of cases, in this book the answer was no....sorry


There were some truly beautiful lines and sentiments.......



"...she taught me about the gift of giving your heart to someone." Jake about his Angel

"He has a tender heart and a giving soul."

"...forgiveness is so much easier than regret." Jake's Mum



There were some delicious sexy times.....

"....my body hummed in response to his closeness."

"Mmm, you have magic fingers." Jake chuckled. "You have no idea, babe."


In the end of course they lived happily-ever-after, which was lovely......

"As a self-respecting dude, I'd never believed in fairy tales, but in that moment, I did. I'd found my angel to live happily-ever-after with.


I don't think it's a bad read, just not my perfect book in this space in time. I liked it I just wasn't in love with it, maybe another day and my thoughts may have been different. I know many others have loved it more, so if you like Rock Stars, a sweet love story and fancy a nice light read then pick up this book, I think you'll enjoy it!!! ♥

Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 5) - J.R. Ward “Vampires do not exist.”

“We don’t? Then explain why you’re in my wonder-fucking-land.”




This book made me smile, made me swoon, warmed my heart, made me sad, and made me sob shoulder shaking tears.........Why???

“He was six feet, six inches tall and built like a brick shithouse.”

He's a genius who would rival Einstein, he's sexually experienced in the extreme...in ALL areas imaginable and I mean ALL. He has particular needs in order to quench his appetite.....to achieve orgasm and satisfy his blood thirst.

He used to be able to read minds but lately his special power has not worked.....

He's reached a crossroads in his life and will experience life changing events.

We are, of course talking about the gorgeous, the delicious.....my favourite ever Black Dagger Brother......

Vishous

Through all his sexcapades V has not experienced the heady combination of sex with affection, holding, loving....it's always empty for him.

Throughout the book we discover more about why and how Vishous has become the man he is all wrapped up in another fabulous story of Vampire politics....and of course I so wanted for him to experience love, affection, desire.......please let him find his happy ever after......???????

“His conscience, which had been all but unplugged for centuries, was awake and aching.”

Why??? Well, as is the theme with the BDB series, there is a lady and the lady is the smart and witty, human, Doctor Jane; surgeon extraordinaire...


"It was sex to the millionth power.”

“His arousal beat like a heart…”

OH YES!!!!

I warmed to Jane straight away....she has chemistry with V, their souls match, in my opinion.



“I love you. And I’m going to keep loving you even after you don’t know I exist.” This melted my heart and made me sob.....just beautiful ♥

Another matching soul for Vishous, is his wonderful cop friend who is now also a Brother.....Butch.

Butch and Vishous, if it wasn't for Jane you'd be wishing them together; they are so tight with each other......a wonderful bromance!!!!

So.....will Vishous have his happy ever after or will his solace always be found in a bottle of Grey Goose?....Another love of V

“His warmth and love healed the bottomless pit in the centre of her chest.”

“I love you. Forever.”


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♥ So far my love for the Black Dagger Brotherhood is never ending, Vishous is my favourite but my love order for the other delicious brothers changes on a daily basis....Butch has been the biggest surprise for me, Zsadist is solid and always has a presence in my thoughts....and John Matthew is coming into view....there are many more and I LOVE them all!!! Phury is next and want so much for him ~ LOVE, SEX, FULLFILLMENT....you could say I'm invested in these characters in a big way!!

If you haven't read this series and you love powerful, moving, romance stories with lovely sex, then I urge you to pick up the Black Dagger Brotherhood....

You. Will. Love.

TRUE


BR with the gorgeous V lovers, Barb & Deanna xxx



Love and Fire (House of Temptation, #1) - Miranda J. Fox



I always find novella's difficult to rate because they always leave me wanting MORE and this book was no exception......is that a good or a bad thing? These are my thoughts...

The opening was fantastic and drew me right into the world of,

Love and Fire ~ The House of Temptation
where there's,
"...only one rule...let yourself go."

Miranda J. Fox creates the perfect setting and characters for an erotic novel, the innocent and slightly wounded in love Emma, and the delicious, wealthy bachelor, James Carter.





Initially I felt that it was a story like many others of this genre......but, I read it a few days ago and I'm still thinking about it, so there must be something about Emma & James Carter.

I would definitely like to read more and discover where their story takes them. I would hope for more intrigue, more eroticism, more twists and turns and lots of hidden secrets; I'm sure we'll get them.

My Wish List for Love and Fire.....

*Personally, I would have liked Emma to be older, her character didn't ring true to me at only 21, but that's only my opinion.

*I would have liked greater insight into the back stories of the characters in order to connect with them more. It was sexy and erotic but, because I didn't connect with the characters, it felt slightly empty.

*Emma's friend, from her actions, didn't really seem like the good friend she's described as which I believe made Emma look a little stupid.....again, this is only my opinion.

♥ ♥ ♥

Even though I have a little wish list, I still enjoyed reading about Emma & James, so if you're in the mood for a short, sexy read then you will enjoy this story.

I'm looking forward to more!!!

Arc kindly provided by Miranda J. Fox for my honest review
When You Were Pixels (Syntax #0.1) - Julio-Alexi Genao
“An entire world defined by suffering.”




Short stories are not usually my thing but I decided to have a read because the lovely Rosalinda made this story sound so lovely and I was truly NOT disappointed.

The author writes with a beautiful effortless style.....I could picture everything….....and I want more…..

I want to know more about Antho????

I want to know about Niko????

I have a lot of WHY questions about the fabulous fcuked up futuristic world created by this talented new author.


For me there were so many meaningful elements and themes in the story...

♥ Love is in the place you least expect to find it
♥ Love is there for everyone
♥ Did I mention love? lol
♥ Loneliness and the human desire that is in us all to be needed
♥ Sacrifice

....there are parts that are beautifully sad, can things be beautifully sad? Well in this story they are!! And there are many poignant quotes.....and for me, echoes of real life.




There is something to be said for being happy with your lot whatever life has got in store for you.




“Everything ends.”




*****I'm sure one day, in our future, I'll be reading a 5 star book from this author.

♥Here is the link for this amazing story...
http://www.mmromancegroup.com/?p=67965
The Redemption of Callie & Kayden - Jessica Sorensen "I can't do this without you." ~ Callie



"….fear owned me." ~ Callie

After reading the Coincidence of Callie and Kayden for the first time in February, I was left reeling from the cliff hanger...aghhh!!! How could the author be so crawl and finish the book at, what felt like, the middle of a chapter? I was even a little angry, not like me at all!!!

Then along comes the sequel, The Redemption of Callie & Kayden and all is right in my book world again. It was so worth the wait, the anticipation; it may even have made me love the book a whole lot more in the end.

The story is told beautifully from the POV of both Callie and Kayden, some of the action is repeated from both perspectives which worked perfectly in my opinion.

♥ So, why is this book so amazing.....?

Callie & Kayden, two beautiful people who have led less than beautiful lives for reasons completely out of their control. The harrowing subject matter in both their cases is traumatic but dealt with so sensitively by the author. You feel their pain, their anguish, their helplessness......what was going to happen? I had absolutely no clue, but I was rooting for their happy ever after, their redemption, their justice.....



In different ways their family, who are meant to be their protectors, have let them down in a big way. Callie's family are not the perpetrators but the signs are there...she didn't feel able to talk to them; so very sad. Kayden's family, well all I can say is, there's evil in his house.....

They both face desperate situations. Broken does not even come close to explaining....it's poignant, heart breaking....how could anyone survive but people do....inner strength is an amazing thing.



My heart hurt reading this book, even when the characters are happy together they have so much pain trapped inside, and there are elements in their lives that are so damaged, you wonder how they can EVER be truly happy....?

They both have to face their fears, release their stories, their secrets.....let people help them, maybe then they can start to heal.

We see the characters grow and mature, individually and together, again the subtlety of the writing is amazing, nothing is over played...it's perfect and always true to the characters that have been amazingly developed by this talented author.

They understand each other’s pain, they don't always know this because they both keep things hidden......they come to understand.....they become the person to each other that knows everything....sex helps both of them release their pain, it's something positive they are able to do for each other.

"….with him, everything inside me has changed and my heart and soul aren't so shadowed anymore. ~ Callie




"I love you." 3 little words; so hard for them to say but happily they both manage it by the end of this book.

"She owns me completely, uncontrollably, irreversibly."


Yes there are unanswered questions, you will know them when you read the book, but I have faith. I anticipate all my wonderings will be addressed in the author’s unique beautiful, subtle, thought provoking style in, [b:The Resolution of Callie and Kayden|18166143|The Resolution of Callie and Kayden (The Coincidence, #3.5)|Jessica Sorensen|/assets/nocover/60x80.png|25531682].

Also I can’t wait for Luke and Violets story…….. *excited*

♥ This book is beyond amazing, beyond incredible; it's truly stunning and captivating story telling. ♥




Conviction (Club Destiny, #1) - Nicole Edwards Conviction #1 Club Destiny
Temptation #2 Club Destiny
Addicted #2.5 Club Destiny
Seduction #3 Club Destiny
Kaleb #1 Alluring Indulgence
Infatuation #4 Club Destiny
Captivated #4.5 Club Destiny
Zane #2 Alluring Indulgence
Devotion #5 Club Destiny
Travis #3 Alluring Indulgence


Frigid - J Lynn Almost 4 stars



A friends to lover's story....what's not to love??????



I have mixed feelings about this book, on the one hand I truly loved it and then on the other there were parts which, for me, just didn't work....

It's a story told from the dual perspective of our hero and heroine which is always a bonus for me......

Our heroine.....
"And Syd-innocent, lovely Syd-didn't have a lot of experience when it came to sex."

Our Hero....
"Girls were like flavours to him and I wasn't one he wanted to taste."


Kyler is not only gorgeous and handsome but musically talented as well....
"There was nothing sexier than a guy playing the guitar." ~ Sydney
And I have to agree...completely!!!!

I loved the hero’s inner voice straight away, charming, charismatic, just lovely!

I loved a lot of things and so wanted to love the story more but if I'm completely honest this one fell slightly short of the 4 star grade for me....yikes...I know a lot of people loved it more....

I loved the effortless writing style, the theme, the characters, the dynamic between Kyler and Sydney; their relationship and friendship is really clear to the reader but the story for me was a little disappointing. I felt it was slightly contrived in places it was the guy going after kyler because of an ex girlfriend that annoyed me most, it was obvious what was happening and it just made me roll my eyes, and then Sydney did something that was just plain daft, with a stalker on the loose, imo... sorry I needed a little more depth and complex issues...just something more.

So, the first half of the book did not pull me in, as I would have liked, but the second half saved it for me.

From 50% on it started to HOT up....it was SMOKING HOT and sexy as hell....Kyler and Sydney are dynamite together...WOW...the second half of the book bumped my rating up from the 3 stars I was feeling....Phew!!!!

There were times, in the second half of the book when my heart broke for them.....I love a book that pulls at my heart strings and makes them ache!!!



"I've loved you my entire life," he said, eyes locked on mine. "And I would love you for the rest of my life if you'd let me, Syd."

♥ A beautiful ending!!!

Read with the beautiful, pink ladies, Barb & Deanna ♥
Lover Revealed  - J.R. Ward 5 Belonging Stars....You feel me?

‘Sometimes fate takes you in fcuked up directions’~ Butch



Butch.....sigh.....the cop....the man....

THE MAN

I absolutely fell in love with Butch in this story, what a fierce loving sweetheart he is!!!


I have to be honest, I didn't care too much for Butch at the start of this series, he was just an 'extra' character, a filler, but he has grown on me in a lovely way.

He is a man of honour, a lost man.....
Where does he belong?
Who does he belong with?

‘…he was right where he’d always been: no more alive than when he’d been rotting in his old life. Still on the outside looking in.’

He wants to belong to the Brotherhood.....
He wants to belong to Marissa...
He wants Marissa to belong to him....




Is any of this possible????? This is what was going through my mind as I was reading this fantastic, passionate brother loving story......

Marissa, the heroine is, "...amazing. Smart. Capable. Compassionate," all the things a good heroine needs to be and I warmed to her and wanted her to have a 'happy ever after.'

The other very important love in the life of Butch is the delectable Vishous...their friendship is something beautiful.....a manly bromance, fierce protectors of each other....

“You’re his light Marissa. Don’t ever forget that……You ever hurt him on purpose and I will consider you my enemy.” ~ Vishous

Lover Revealed is truly fabulous and weaves the layers of future stories, characters and possibilities. BDB fans will LOVE it...♥

And of course there were some smoking HOT knicker wetting moments!!!



Yummy!!!!

It has all the usual elements, the characters we love and a couple of new ones to add to the mix. It has left me wanting more....more vampires, more loving action, more brotherhood and especially more Vishous, I think I'm going to love him in a big, kinky way.....luckily I get him next....MINE

Butch, in my opinion, well and truly earns his place in this story and the world of the.....




Only look at the spoiler if you want to know.....
'The destroyer has arrived and you are he.' ~ Scribe Virgin
Yes, all of Butches wishes come true

BR with the fabulous Pinks <3

TRUE

Edible (Exquisite, #3) - Ella Frank 5 Stars for this incredible sexy read and sweet, sweet love story.

♥"Just let go. Surrender."




His eyes ~ 'Hot! Sizzling, scorching, set-you-on-fire hot....Dirty blonde hair, hot hazel eyes...


Edible is the third instalment in the Exquisite series ~

The boys: Mason is gorgeous in [b:Exquisite|16207483|Exquisite (Exquisite, #1)|Ella Frank|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1354481640s/16207483.jpg|21487355], I LOVE Josh in [b:Entice|16077684|Entice (Exquisite, #2)|Ella Frank|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1354466746s/16077684.jpg|21874351] but Cole, in this book, is deliciously scrummy and downright
My favourite so far....

♥ ♥ ♥

Rachel Langley is a, 'unique, beautiful woman,' she's different, she's also lonely and she has a past that's controlling her.

She works hard, spending her mornings working in her mother’s florist shop and the evenings creating delicious desserts at Exquisite....she is not looking for anything else????

♥ ♥ ♥

Cole Madison is 'cocky, arrogant, sexy and bad' Oh YES....And we LOVE him!!!!!

"Underneath that carefully put together suit was a whole new beast, a beast covered in.....when the suit came off...Wow. Just wow."

He is infuriatingly persistent and knows exactly what he wants ~

Rachel Langley.


Crave...
Demand...
Covet...





"Somehow and someway, Rachel was going to be his. It was all just a matter of time. Time and patience."

How long can he be resisted for?

He wants a taste!!! Does she??????


"I want to touch you, Rachel, all of you, but I won't until you ask me to."

It's scorching HOT. Sizzling, in fact...Ella Frank knows how to write about two people consumed with passion and each other’s bodies...She writes delicious, want to jump on your man, sex!!!!

"I want you to give yourself to me." ~ Cole

“…I can’t wait to feel you hot and tight around my c*ck.”

"...I want you to swallow because you love the fcuking taste."


Wow...Wow...Wow...


“……like two pieces of a puzzle…” Beautiful ♥

♥ BR with the fabulous Pinks!!!!
Entice (Exquisite, #2) - Ella Frank

Entice is the second book in the exquisite story. I loved Mason in Exquisite but I love Josh, the hero of Entice more!! Call me fickle. It's a gorgeous story about two people looking for something and it's filled with DELICIOUSLY, HOT, SMOKING SEX!!!! Lovely!!!





Dr. Shelly Monroe is Lena's BFF. She's a smart woman who knows what she wants: GOOD SEX with a MAN and not just any man but one who is a suited professional who can take care of himself financially and take care of a woman in the bedroom.

"The lady was a knockout...oozed sex and was smart…..dangerous package….a man-eater.

She doesn't want to be used for her money as a 'free ride' EVER AGAIN!!! Sometimes, things aren't what they seem and sometimes, you don't know what's best for you until it's staring you in the face!!!

"Oh yeah, you don’t need to be involved to hit the sheets." TRUE!!!





Joshua Daniels is Mason's BFF, are you keeping up? And he appears to be far from what Shelly is looking for as her ideal man, not even close to being the right choice.

Is Shelly what he’s looking for? Hmmmmm???????

Will they want to keep each other?

"Shelly wanted to lick him."

"The man was pure temptation."





**I LOVE that line!!! Fabulously HOT, pictures in my head....I LOVE that line!!!!!

There were some sad moments when my heart ached for them; the dual POV, that Ella Frank wrote so beautifully, gave the inner thoughts of Josh and Shelly and made the heartbreaking emotions so strong……..
’You’re not ready for me, Georgia.’ (Josh’s pet name for Shelly ♥) Then he turned and walked out of her life…..
Shelley had to come to her own realisation that Josh was everything she needed. ♥
“I have never loved someone as much as I love you, Shelly.” And she loved him right back. It was beautiful.


I loved seeing the continuation of Lena & Mason’s story, seeing their future, it made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside, my heart melted and I shed a tear. ♥

We also get an insight into the characters that will be in the next book, very clever, Ella, you’re luring me into your fabulous world, with glimpses of the delights to come!!!!!


**BR with the fabulously HOT Barb ♥




Exquisite (Exquisite, #1) - Ella Frank Once upon a time...



‘Some things were just meant to be.'




Exquisite is the story of Lena and Mason......

Dr. Lena O'Donnell is smart (well, she is a doctor!!), stubborn, quick witted and has a great sense of humour but on the inside she is struggling through life, trying to cope with herself imposed guilt and, well, failing really. She's miserable, self contained, not really living....she couldn’t forget or move on from one fateful night nine years earlier.

Lena has detached herself from feeling love, both giving and receiving, that way she cannot get hurt!

Then fate lends a helping hand....

Mason 'Oh man did he smell amazing' Langley. Restaurateur extraordinaire, who wants to know her more, because she 'fascinates' him.




‘Mr Pain-In-The-Ass with the sexy eyes.’ He is super gorgeous; a man who goes after what he wants and in Lena's eyes a 'serial womaniser.'

She whispered, ‘I think I just came from looking at you.’

There are lots of sexy, naughty times. SMOKING HOT action <3 Mmmmmm...Lovely!!!

‘I want to do so many dirty things with you; to name them all wouldn’t be possible.’ ~ Mason








‘She’d never felt a first kiss that had been so hot she felt like she’d melted from the inside out. His hands were still on her, his body pressed against her, and from the waist down, he was all kinds of hard.’ Oh YES. YES. YES. <3 <3 <3

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He turns her world on its head before a twist of fate briefly interrupts them.....again........will they live happily ever after?

I urge you to read this series!! Ella Franks has a fabulous writing style, it flows so naturally and she offers a dual POV throughout which I absolutely love!!!

So, why only 4 stars, you ask? This is why....

It was all slightly too nice in places a little soap drama-ish but after reading the following 2 books, I can say that this series gets better and better and I LOVE Lena and Mason's characters. Personally, I would have liked to feel a little more emotion and angst for a truly 5 star read. None of this spoiled the story for me.....

‘Because once upon a time I met a man who saved me,’
‘We saved each other’ Mason


Swoooooon!!!!!!!

BR with pink lady Barb <3


Lover Awakened - J.R. Ward 'You’re path out of hell is waiting for you.'





So my love affair with the Black Dagger Brotherhood continues with the story of Zsadist and Bella.

I absolutely adore Zsadist, he could be my favourite, just don't tell the brotherhood, because I'd like to try them all!! Oh yes!!

♥ ♥ ♥



Zsadist is a tortured soul; he feels impure and has a past that is simply heartbreaking. It gets me right in the heart, a big strong man who has troubles to overcome.

A man who wants to please a woman, is very pleasing to read ♥

'Wanted to lie by her side and kiss her. Wanted….. to do it all to her, the kissing and the touching and the sucking and the licking.'

All the brotherhood are alpha men and they ooze hotness and sex appeal which gives us a panty dripping read...in this book we have the Needing, Bella's Needing….(the brotherhood are adorable when they discuss it between themselves, lol)

The Needing is THE fertile time for the ladies; it only happens once every 5 years and let me tell you...

Painful...
NEED...
WANT...
DESIRE...
Excruciating...
URGES...


...doesn't even come close to describing the ladies desperate need for a man and someone to ease the throbbing pain of sexual need between their legs!! And any man in the vicinity has a sudden desperate need for action.....wowza, it was so SEXY...I hope to experience the Needing again, PLEASE ♥ It gives want and desire a whole new meaning ♥


I loved finding out more about Bella and her character; her story with Zsadist, is truly beautiful.




We also learn more about Zsadist's brother Phury and the trials and tribulations they have been through together all adding layers, character development and fabulous depth to the story.



Phury is an amazing brother to Zsadist and so very, very wise.

The author is all the time cleverly interweaving the story of the other brothers, giving us insight into their characters and stories, setting us up for our next thrilling instalment.

I feel like J R Ward has sprinkled some magic on the Brotherhood series to make them addictive. I really enjoy them all the way through but from just before the half way mark, and that has been the case for all three books, I literally can’t put them down…real life gets in my way big time. Intensity passion, fierce unbreakable, bonding love....ahhhh....they are a beautiful, sexy read and Lover Awakened is my favourite so far.



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♥ BR with The Pinks....you feel me?
Pulse (Collide, #2) - Gail McHugh Collide gave us a new book boyfriend, the swoon some and deliciously HOT Gavin ♥ It also gave us the cliff hanger from hell!!! I was desperate to get my hands on the sequel!! After much anticipation I was so happy to reconnect with Emily and Gavin and live out their happy ever after. (Well I hoped they would get a hea!)



I love the theme of fate running through this story, the idea that there is someone for everyone, you just have to wait for your paths to cross at the right moment and if you miss your moment, there will always be another chance.

I LOVE that and believe in it!!! Yes, I'm a romantic at heart ♥

The other major theme is domestic violence....
"Did you know one in three women wind up in a mentally or physically abusive relationship?" ~ Emily
This was dealt with extremely sensitively and in a subtle way throughout the story, adding to the emotion of it all.

"Gavin Blake .....You're gentle. You're kind. You're strong and witty. You're personable and warm.....
...you can reduce most females into blithering puddles of goo with the simplest words."


Gavin is adorable and gorgeous and so very, very sweet. ♥


Are you swooning???

He also has very gifted fingers and, "...a very talented tongue." Oh yes!!! Ladies, he knows how to please which makes for a smoking HOT read!! Fabulous!!

Gavin and Emily have a HUGE amount of LOVE for each other....it oozes off the pages beautifully and the writing and sentiment is really quite stunning and profound in places.

"Our past is imperfect, but our future's breathtaking." ~ Emily Beautiful words ♥




For me personally, I would have liked a little more angst and some more conflict to make the reunion so much sweeter. It was all moving along so nicely (maybe too nicely?) I was waiting for an aghhhh moment....I felt like something drastic was going to happen....there was a WTF moment that made me cry (I can't say anymore about that without spoiling the story) but....well everything else was just lovely and wonderful......I loved the whole drama with the baby and, whose the Daddy?....But, really, it had to belong to Gavin or I think there would have been a riot!! lol


♥ All in all I would say if you loved Collide then you have to read this because Gavin is simply divine and the love between the characters is immensely beautiful.

If you haven't read Collide....what are you waiting for it's AMAZING!!!!!!


Bottle Tops and Twenty Questions create some very memorable, sweet moments....if you've read Collide and Pulse then I need say no more.....ahhhh.....sweet memories *Sigh*





Fate... such a funny little thing.


♥ BR with the Pink the fabulicious Pink Ladies & Anna

Out of Breath (Breathing, #3) - Rebecca Donovan Five Stunningly Beautiful Stars

(This review assumes you know the story of Emma & Evan in the first 2 books)


“I’d earned every aching beat that pounded in my chest.”

Out of Breath, for me, is a truly fabulous read; I absolutely loved it. It's bursting with emotions and feelings all wrapped up in a bundle of LOVE ♥



I know not everyone has felt the same about this book and I completely understand the reasons why but I thought it was stunning; this is what I thought and why I LOVED IT!!

First of all I'm going to address the issue of Evan. He sadly didn't make a proper appearance for quite some time in Out of Breath but his presence, I felt, was always there.

Emma has small flashbacks to her life with Evan and the life she left behind. These memories make the story touchingly beautiful and at times moved me to tears. It's clear she still loves Evan. ♥


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'I couldn't Breathe.'

Emma's best friend, Sara plays a huge part in this story and she plays it to perfection. I ♥ Sara and hope that maybe we get a book or novella about her and her love. The remaining characters, the new friends of both Emma and Evan are all wonderful in their own way.

Emma tries to move on with her life, the choices she has made and live with her decision of leaving Evan behind. (She did it for all the right reasons, even if they were somewhat misguided)

'Emma had always had a different way of processing the world and her place in it.' ~ Evan

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So Emma and her broken heart move on, and slowly she meets Cole.....

'He was my fix. Even if he couldn't fix me. ~ Emma about Cole

I have to say a fell a little in love with him but those who know the story will understand it, when I say he is NO MATCH for Evan ♥ So I waited & waited, felt a little sorry for Cole, and was finally rewarded with Evan and his almighty, gorgeous presence!! For me, he came in the story at exactly the right time; when he was needed. And some things are worth waiting for ♥

Emma's life choices in Out if Breath have been a contentious issue and as people have rightly said a little out of character. My view is that she is growing up and dealing with the shit that life has dealt her...namely, her bitch of an aunt, her useless uncle, her alcoholic, no good mother, the loss of her beloved father, the craziness with Jonathan and oh, let's not forget leaving behind the love of her life. She's also living with the dire consequences of her own choices.



There are reasons people sometimes behave out of character, they need something to numb the pain and let's face it she has many heartbreaking reasons. What she did wasn't sensible or pretty but it happens and Emma reaches her breaking point. Her emotions are out of control and people do crazy things in those situations. In Emma’s words she wants something that, “Strips my every thought and whisks away her pain.”



When Evan makes his return we are treated to a dual perspective of Emma & Evan throughout the rest of the book, which I absolutely LOVED…….it worked perfectly and gave a wonderful insight into their feelings for each other.



All Evan ever wanted from Emma was truth and honesty he wants to know all of her, the truth is so important for them to be able to move on with each other but is Emma able to do this and free her soul?

'The truth might be more than I could handle, but I knew it would change everything.' Evan



This book is full of self discovery, growing up and loving to the depths of your soul that one person who makes everything ok. Absolutely beautiful and I will never forget this incredible story ♥


'...I chose to live. I chose to love. I chose to breathe.'


♥ BR with 1 Pretty Pink Lady ♥