February 21

Black Inked Pearl by Ruth Finnegan {Book Review}

This is a more challenging read, as it is written very much like poetry. The style is very unique, much how I imagine people first thought of Shakespeare during his time. The english is contrastive, and I think it’s meant to be read and interpreted to each individual reader. Unfortunately, I think it lead to me not understanding a large portion of the book. Although, I have had books I have felt the same way about, that I understood more each time I reread the book, so it is possible that this is one of those sort of books.

The main theme of the book is love and romance and big life experiences. All topics that are easy to ponder and reflect on. There is so much in this book that can even be compared to as dream like, really making you contemplate the symbolism and meaning behind every sentence.

Challenging but still enjoyable. I would easily rate this book at 4/5. I plan on rereading this in the future to see how the story changes with each new read.

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December 5

Broken by Claire Adams {Book Review}

Review2The man Natalie loved went and betrayed her by committing the ultimate evil act he could possibly commit. He cheated on her, with her best friend. For months! Now, she drowns out her sorrows with booze and her new best friend Julie. Regardless of alcohol, she still questions their motives and why it had to happen to her!

Despite the “fuck you” written on her forehead, she still manages to catch the attention of some males in the bar she usually goes to. She quickly catches the eye of Jet, who’s set out to have her.

This is a short and sweet romantic story. There isn’t a lot of x-rated scenes making this more of a sweet romance than a raunchy one. I give it 3/5.

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July 8

Kimjongilia by Victor Fox {Review}

A True Story of Romance and Sacrifice from North Korea

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Victor Fox gave me a whole different perspective on the society in North Korea. This story is based on true events, and some of it gives me the chills knowing horrific things happen in different parts of the world. It has an abundance of Korean culture that I found to be very interesting, and enjoyed reading each new piece of information.

With all the emotions portrayed and revealed, I couldn’t help my heart racing and aching for the pain endured in this rollercoaster of a story. Fox has a unique way to bring romance into the story which is beautiful and touching.

There books hits almost every single genre, with thrill, romance, and historical fiction. It kept me on the edge of my seat, with drama and the sense of adventure. It’s very well written, giving any reader a great mental picture of the experiences each character encounters.

I normally do not initially go for a book like this one, but something about it intrigued me, and I’m glad I tried something that was sort of out of my comfort zone. I can’t wait to recommend this to some of my friends and family and discuss the book with them. Absolutely a 5/5.

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March 22

Unbound by Kara Jaynes {Review}

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Oppressors go into the forest where the savages live, and kidnap the people that live there. They claim them as slaves and take them back to the city where they live. The savages have a collar that is connected to their masters arm band which can shock the slave at anytime. Initially the savages are broken in by shocking them and breaking them of their ways of the forest.

Adaryn is a savage that lives off the land, until she is captured by Aaric who feels he needs a slave to meet social acceptance. Fortunately for Adaryn she is not broken in like other slaves are in the city. She is cared for, and deep down inside she knows she will not be harmed.

It’s a story about the connection between what is supposed to be an oppressor and a savage. They find that they are both just humans and grow closer. He does not see her has a savage, despite what society has taught him, and she learns that he is not like any other oppressor she has heard of.

This is a short novella, which makes it a quick and fun read. It’s really very sweet and I enjoyed the read. I give it a 5/5 and look forward to reading more from Kara Jaynes.

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March 11

Too Hot to Handle by Katie Rose {Review}

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Jake is a cocky jock who knows he can get any girl he wants. The guys on the team are daring him to get the one girl they think he won’t be able land. Nikki Case is there to make sure the team doesn’t get in any trouble and ruin their reputation. If their reputation is ruined, it could affect the fans opinions of them, and at this point in the year, they need the support of their fans.

Nikki doesn’t take shit from any one and she certainly isn’t going to let a group of prankster jocks change how she does her job. She’s going to try even harder to not let the sexy playboy, Jake seduce her, despite the fact she hasn’t been with anyone in a long time.

Jake won’t turn off the charm on Nikki until he gets what he wants. Who’s going to win this game of seduction? Nikki, the headstrong and uncompromising woman who is determined to only do her job, or Jake, the ladies man who hasn’t been turned down, because he refuses to take no as an answer?

This book had a lot of substance that wasn’t revolved around erotica. I would categorize this book as a romance/erotica but it had enough romance and the love chase to not be overwhelmed with sex. Some books tend to not understand the balance between plot and sex scenes and they have too much of one. This one had a perfect balance, and I enjoyed reading Katie Rose’s writing style. I give this book 5/5.

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February 20

Too Wilde to Tame by Janelle Denison {Review}

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It’s no secret, Mia is a wild and crazy partier. Her reputation isn’t fabricated, because she will do about anything when she’s out at the bar, intoxicated or not. She knows Cameron doesn’t approve because he has a thing for her, but she flirts with danger by continuing her wild ways.

Despite her reputation, Cameron can’t shake his feelings for Mia. It only increases when Mia comes to Cameron for help when she becomes a victim of a very personal attack. Photos of Mia during her crazy partying are leaked to her, and she goes to Cameron, as he is a private investigator.

Is Cameron able to tame the wild girl and open her eyes to the damage she’s done to her reputation? I thought this book wasn’t half bad, it had a descent storyline and was easy to read in a sitting. I would rate it at a 4/5.
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February 18

Call Me Cat by Karpove Kinrade {Review}

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Catelyn is having trouble paying for Law School at Harvard. She feels her last resort is to take up an unconventional and very sexual, but legal, job. She’s a little uncomfortable at first, considering her past, when she witnessed her mother’s rape and murder, along with her father’s murder. It was brutal, and it prevents her from living a normal life. She especially can’t lead a normal life when the killer is after her once again. Who could it be? Will the police actually find him before he can find her?

This was a quick and fun read. Perfect for reading by the pool. It has plenty of scenes that keep things pretty steamy while also having some gory and thrilling parts that keep you turning page after page. I enjoyed reading this book and plan on getting the other books in the series. I give this book 5/5.

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February 17

Forbidden Surrender by Pricilla West {Review}


Kristen’s job is on the line if she doesn’t get the account with Vincent Sorenson. It’s not looking very promising their first meeting. Her boss, Richard is determined to make this Kristen’s account and give her the raise she deserves. He believes the meeting with Vincent went especially well, assuming her flirtation was intentional.

Things are looking especially promising considering the flirtation she is getting back from him at the bar later that night. He seems determined to not only close the deal with Kristen, but also close a deal with Kristen personally. He’s persistent, he’s attractive, and he won’t take no for an answer.

This is a quick and steamy novella that will get anyone’s blood boiling to a whole new level of hotness!

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February 10

Beautiful Surrender by Priscilla West {Review}

Kristen’s ex boyfriend Marty, is still stalking her, even after years of being apart from their college relationship. He’s dangerous, and unpredictable. Luckily for Kristen, she’s got a strong, and powerful boyfriend who’s willing to put his life on the line for Kristen. Vincent would do anything for Kristen, and is willing to prove it. Especially after all their misunderstandings and complications during their new relationship.

I thought this was a well written romance, that wasn’t fully about the sex. It had substance, and a plot I could actually get into. I enjoyed the read, and will definitely be interested in reading Ms. West’s other books. I give this book 5/5.

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February 8

Pleasure Extraordinaire by Liv Bennett {Review}

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Michael Hawkins wants Miss Doheny to fulfill a very specific job position for him. Her resume can get her any job she wants, so she’s not obligated to take the job if she truly doesn’t want it. Something tells her, this is the job for her, and she gladly obliges.

Just wait and see what she is required to do in order to execute the contract she signed. It will please more than just Mr. Hawkins.

This is a quick read at almost two hundred pages. It is intriguing and complex enough to keep you reading. The situations Lindsay Doheny finds herself in are purely fictional, but they make for a great book. 5/5.

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February 3

More Than This by Jay McLean {Review}

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Prom should have been everything for Mikayla. She catches her boyfriend doing something he shouldn’t be doing, before they even make it to prom. Despite the pain she feels, she meets Jake who  ends up taking her to his own prom. Their connection is what helps her overcome her pain that James caused her, and still have a memorable night. When the night is finally over, and she feels she has somewhat recovered from her pain, she gets the most devastating news of her life, and it definitely becomes a night she will never forget.

Mikayla and Jake have a once in a life time connection that only few find. It was touching to follow along their slow relationship that builds while Mikayla heals emotionally. She may not know exactly who she is without Jake since he’s been there since the day her life changed, but it doesn’t matter because he is a part of her, and she is a part of him. They are a perfect match and their story brought me to tears at some points.

The book is very well written. It’s separated into different viewpoints between Jake and Mikayla. It was great to see the viewpoints they had on everything, and how similar they thought without even realizing it. This is a 5/5 book for me, and I’m headed over to buy the second book in the series.

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