All consequences be damned.
So I gave this book 4 stars but it is a hard sell 4 stars, meaning I had a hard time giving it 4 stars but I couldn’t go down to 3 with a good feeling. I had weird feelings for this story. And here is why.
I have read plenty of books where the girl is younger and falls in love with an older man. Or the girl falls in love with the stepdaddy. But with Silas and Leía I have no idea why but it GOT to me. There is so much feeling in this book that it made it FEEL wrong. And I loved it. This book is called First for a reason, everything is their first, and the age gap makes it so much of a taboo that you want to cover your eyes and peek between your fingers.
This book ended with a cliffhanger and I couldn’t believe it. I am excited to see what happens next and to see where or how this relationship goes ahead. And to see if I can take my hands off my eyes.
Series: The Stern Family Saga by Monique Orgeron Includes- Art of Seduction, Art of Forgiveness, Art of War 📖All Reviewed📖, and Art of Loyalty (Coming-Soon)
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The Art of Seduction:
Not what I expected
At first, I wasn’t sure what I was getting into with this story.
So at first, Catherine turned me off, she was almost like a pimp, but by the end of this book I was loving her and crying for her. Catherine shows up at the diner that Fallon is working at. She tells Fallon that if she wants to make anything of her life then she should walk out with her and become someone.
So over the next few years, Catherine trains Fallon to become a sophisticated woman. But there is a reason for everything that Catherine does.
Fallon knows why she is doing this. She wants a better life for herself. She is hoping that everything that Catherine is doing will pan out. That includes marrying Gabriel, Catherine’s son. But when she finally meets him, she wants more than just his ring. She wants his heart also.
Gabriel has lived his whole life watching his mother make decisions for the business. He knows when he meets Fallon that everything Catherine says is not true and that something is up. But he will be damned if he can stay away from her. But he will also not play his mothers game. But Fallon just might be more than he ever planned for.
These characters are beautiful and so well written. I couldn’t put this story down. I loved this story and am excited to read the next story.
Art of Forgiveness
Sometimes forgiveness is harder than love. This book is all about forgiveness. Liam and Avery were in love when they were in high school. But Liam never wanted anyone to know about it. Avery had a hard time in high school and Liam had a horrible ex-girlfriend.
When Liam finds out what the family business is he feels Avery is too pure to come into his life anymore and lies to her to break her heart. Years later when he goes to save his sister-in-law (last book) he finds Avery in a dungeon. Little does he know she had been missing for weeks.
Know Avery has to heal. Avery and Liam find that healing is the easy part. But forgiving for Avery is the hardest part for her.
This book is emotional, hard, and sexy at parts. I loved Catherine in this story. She has become such a great character. Fallon and Avery are great additions to the Stern family and I am excited to read the next book!
Art of War
Zander is the fun-loving one in the family. From the very first book, he said that he would be honored if Catherine would find him a wife. But we all knew that it wasn’t something that he was waiting on. He went about his life working and womanizing like always. But when he is tasked to find a Murphy Jr he is stumped. Everywhere he looks he can’t find him. But he does find a beautiful redhead that he can’t get out of his head.
Murphy ends up being a chick. Murphy is a no-nonsense woman that doesn’t take crap from anyone and that includes Zander and the Stern family. She ends up pissing a lot of people off when she takes over her dads casino, and even when Catherine gives her an out, marry Zander and keep some control of her casino. What will Murphy do?
I loved this book. Murphy kicked butt and Zander falls in love. Catherine finally has to come to some terms with her past. And we learn some more about what she will do to protect her family. And we all know she will do anything for that. The ending is explosive. I can’t wait to see what is next. I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy for my honest review.
Series: The Fallen Men by Giana Darling Includes- Lessons in Corruption & Welcome to the Dark Side 📖Both Reviewed📖
I was a good girl.
I loved Zeus in the first book. I mean he had such a wonderful presence, and he took such great steps for King that I mean you had to love him. But who knew that the love affair he would have would be this one. And it starts so far in the past with letters that you get a different part of Zeus.
I love Lou Lou. She kicks a$$ and takes names. Even going through chemo she is so strong. We see Lou Lou grow up from a church-going young woman to a teenage rebel that wants Zeus like nothing else.
Zeus fights wanting Lou Lou because he knows it is wrong. I mean the age gap is big, but when you find your soul mate what are you suppose to do?
These two belong together. And age is nothing but a number.
I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy for my honest review.
King is a brilliant character. He might only be 18 but living the life he does he is way beyond his years. So when he sees a woman that he wants he knows what he wants and goes for it. And what he wants is Cressida.
Cressida has been married since she was 18. She is now 24 and living a boring life with a man she really doesn’t want. So when she sees a beautiful man across the street after grocery shopping she falls in love. So after trying to get her husband to try something new and he makes her feel like crap, she finally has the balls to ask for a divorce.
Months later we find out how Cressida and King meet and man is it explosive.
I loved this story and the characters! This is a must-read.
The love story is brilliant and add the MC on top of it and you have a hit!
Series: Royally Screwed by Madison Faye Includes- King Sized, Royal Brat, Daddy Duke, Prick Charming, and Filthy Ever After 📖All Reviewed📖
to. Oh, and he’s definitely not the one you
in her – Princess Faith LaFleur. If I’m the notorious bad boy,
she’s just as infamous for being good, sweet, innocent, and untouched.
there. Fuzzy, close, kissing, tattooed, a couple of “I-do’s”, and a whole bunch of naked from there. And the next thing I know, I’m waking up next to the last girl on earth I should have anything to do with.
sass, and there’s more fire in her than I ever saw coming. Oh, and throw in the fact that her father’s behind a plot to take my crown and steal my kingdom, and we’ve got ourselves what you might call a situation.
This is the last and final story for these royals. I really enjoyed these stories and the all the characters involved.This one is about Faith and Cole. Needless to say, they start their relationship with a bang. We find these two naked and in bed right after a night of drinks and apparently a marriage to each other. Although Faith doesn’t really remember what the heck happened. And all Cole knows is that he wants to keep his runaway bride.I enjoyed this story just as much as the others. I was sad to see everyone go. It would have been nice to have an epilogue that included a get together with everyone years later, or something like that. But what can you do? 🙂
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me from claiming my Queen.
I’ll tear my whole kingdom down to make her mine.
I love Madison’s Royally Screwed series! This one is a twist on the Cinderella fairytale story.
Rain is the King and he is in the process of finding a Queen. He is not liking the masked ball that is going on in his kingdom. So when he sees a beautiful woman walk into his castle he has to get to her.
Emilia is working as a maid for her stepmother and sisters. She is not happy with her life but has little else to do. But when there is a ball going on at the palace, her friend talks her into crashing it.
When Rain and Emilia get together it is magic. When Emilia runs from him and he doesn’t know who she is. He is bound to find her again.
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Daniel Collins… hunky single dad… and my neighbor.
Arrogant, bad-mannered, and reclusive.
They call him the Brute.
I should stay away from him…
except I can’t.
Not when he reveals his brokenness,
and I glimpse the pain in his eyes.
Not when his touch unravels me,
and the heat between us could set the oceans alight.
But play with fire, and you will get burned.
A fragile heart can easily be broken again.
A new standalone contemporary romance from award-winning international bestselling author SC Daiko… a beautiful love story with plenty of heat and angst.
Daniel has an attitude that beats them all. He wants nothing to do with his beautiful neighbor and her cute daughter. But his son has made a friend and he will do anything for his son. Except give his heart away.
Catrin has just moved in and she is ready to move on from her husband’s death. When she meets Daniel he comes across as a well brute. But his son is adorable and gets along well with her daughter. And she will do anything for her daughter.
I enjoyed this story. Catrin and Daniel’s story is different but really good. It was great to see other characters from SC also. I am excited to see where the next book goes.
My cottage backs onto woodland, and there’s a path leading through it. Birdsong and the scent of blackberries fills the air. I let Toby off his leash and he immediately starts foraging for anything edible… wild fruit being his favourite snack.
I leave him to it and stride on ahead, knowing he’ll catch up in good time. Soon I come to a glade where the trees have been thinned out. Oh shit, standing in the middle of the clearing is Daniel. He’s bare-chested and dressed in running shorts, doing stretching exercises braced against a fallen tree trunk.
I slow my footsteps, treading quietly on mouldy old leaves, and rake my gaze over him. His thick almost-black hair is dripping sweat; it falls down his face and the back of his solid neck. His beard is unkept and wild-looking. But it’s his powerful body that mesmerises me and I study the tats on his muscular arms, tempted to get closer for a better look. God, he’s beautiful, I suddenly realise. Beautiful but freaking scary at the same time.
I release a slow breath. Stop it, Cat. You shouldn’t be looking at him that way. The man in front of you is a brute. You need to keep your distance from him.
Slowly, my heart pounding against my ribcage, I turn around and prepare to make my way back down the path. Except, Toby comes bounding up and starts to bark.
Daniel freezes on the spot. His eyes crash into mine, and if I was scared before now I’m practically peeing myself. He straightens himself to his full height, still glaring at me, not saying a word.
Toby keeps barking, but he’s also wagging his tail. I grab hold of his collar and fasten the lead. “Sorry to disturb you.” I bite at my lips. “We’ll get out of your way.”
He arches an eyebrow. “So, you weren’t following me?”
“Oh, God, no. We were just going for a walk.”
I’m still staring at his tats, trying to decipher the intricate patterns. He catches my gaze, and I feel my face burning up.
“Get on with your walk, then,” he says through gritted teeth. “Leave me alone.”
My fingernails dig into the palms of my hands. “No need to be bad-mannered.”
He crosses his arms in front of his broad chest and lets out an edgy laugh.
“You are a prick,” I spin around, “the rudest man I’ve ever met.”
He laughs again and keeps laughing mockingly as I stride off down the pathway, Toby at my heel
SC Daiko, aka Siobhan (pronounced Shivawn), is an award-winning, international bestselling contemporary romance author. Originally from the UK, she now lives in Italy with her husband and two cats.
Author: Maria Luis
Again what a rollercoaster ride. I haven’t felt a hangover like this in a while. Maria brings you right into the middle of these peoples lives and drops you in. Love it!
Now we know more about what is going on with Avery and Lincoln. We have their past and some of what they want for their future. But man we have no idea the depths these bad people will go to get what they want. And what they want is the city of New Orleans.
Avery and Lincoln need each other and whatever friends they still have at the end of this to come out alive. But what secrets will they find and what secrets might tear them apart?
I loved this duet and I will be reading more of Maria’s books. I am a big fan now.
What a great freaking book!! I devoured my first Maria Luis book.
This story starts out with a bang and keeps you guessing all the way to the end, which of course ends on a cliff. But that is okay TRUST ME!
Avery is a 13-year-old girl when she ends up on the streets. She has to become unknown and a shadow to stay safe. Now at 25, she has become many people but she is Avery Washington a tarot card reader. She is a loner that has secrets that could get her killed, or so she believes.
Lincoln Asher has a history that is not pretty. He is a detective, killer, drug runner, and so much more. But in the very core of his soul, he has a heart, it just hasn’t beat for a very long time. But when he meets Avery on chance, he finds a young woman that defies everything he believes and sees him for what he could become not what he was.
I loved this story and couldn’t wait for the next one.
When she’s not writing about strong men and the sassy women who sweep them off their feet, Maria is a historian who specializes in medieval England and 19th century New Orleans. What do the two eras have in common, you ask? Not much, except for disease, scandalous activities and crime–Maria’s favorite topics.
Maria lives in New Orleans with her better half, where she can generally be found hiking with her two dogs, Zeus and Athena, kayaking in Louisiana’s inter-coastal waterways, or curled up on the couch with a good book.
Mastering Her Heart
from Lesley Clark
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She captured his heart…can he become the Master of hers?
When Lainie Bryant heads to Texas to rebuild her existence, love is not on her agenda, but the hot cardiologist with the ripped abs pushes all her buttons.
Doctor Matthew Taylor, rugged and handsome, has waited years for the woman meant to be his. Lainie’s as vanilla as they come, but there’s something about her that keeps him intrigued, and when he finds out she’s more than willing to give him the control he needs, things seem perfect.
When a secret obsession comes to light, they only have each other to count on. Matthew is left wondering if he can keep her safe from his past, so they can have a future together.
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For a first time, author Lesley has hit it out of the park! I couldn’t put this story down. From the first line in this book to the last I was intrigued and I had to know where Lainie and Dr. Matts love affair would go. It was also nice that Lainie’s friend Jack and Bridget already had their marriage and lifestyle going. And you also didn’t feel like you were missing anything there. They were just there and had Lainie’s back.
I loved Matt, he walked Lainie through everything but made mistakes just like any man would. Life is not perfect and neither is a Dom. They make mistakes and life gets in the way. And having the problems he has doesn’t help at all.
Lainie is new to all this but takes to it really well. But trust is a big deal in a new relationship and in a BDSM one so much more. She does well until Matts problem because foremost in her mind. So what happens when Matt doesn’t tell her everything?
I loved this story and can’t wait for the next one. This story does end in an HEA, but there are more friends of Matts that we get a story from!! So excited.
“I’m proud of you for not arguing with me, little one. Maybe you’re starting to learn,” he chuckled his response before bending to kiss her, but this was no mere kiss. The earth stopped on its axis. Her heart began to race, and she could feel it in her ears, but that didn’t matter while he was kissing her. Eventually, he pulled away and looked her in the eye, both of them breathing heavier than they had been.
“You are a gift to me Lainie, and I can’t wait to explore this lifestyle with you. I want you to get cleaned up and get the paperwork filled out. Then after you send it to me, go to bed early. You’ve had a big day, and tomorrow night will be even more.” He walked away before she could answer his demands. After a few steps, he stopped and turned. “The questions will turn you on. You are not to touch yourself tonight. Do I make myself clear?” he asked with his right eyebrow raised.
“You can’t be serious,” were the only words she managed before he was chest to chest with her, leaning over to speak directly in her ear.
“I am totally serious, Elaine. After today, you are mine. That pussy of yours is mine, and all of your orgasms belong to me.” With that, he turned and walked away, taking her breath with him and leaving her unable to argue. So, she did the only thing she could. She did as she was told.
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Lesley is first and foremost a wife and mother. She has been married for 26 years to a wonderful guy. Not bad for the marriage that nobody thought would last longer than 6 months.
She has 2 beautiful daughters in grad school who have both kept her on her toes since entering this world. She has been a RN for the last 12 years and truly enjoys taking care of her patients.
Since learning how to read, Lesley has always had a love affair with words. Through childhood, she wrote short stories and always had a book in her hands. So, now that her nest is empty, she is following my dream, of becoming an author, and dreams do come true! My first novel releases April 19th.
Lesley writes stories with hot alpha men and sexy sassy ladies that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.
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