Review of Dirty English (Dirty English #1) by Ilsa Madden-Mills

Dirty English (Dirty English #1)  by Ilsa Madden-Mills

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Review: I just got this book recently at a New Adult author event that I worked at, and I happened to walk past this book and author and ended up getting many books from her. Mostly I could not stop myself because of the hot shirtless guys on the covers.

Even though I had not planned on reading this book for awhile, only because I had a stack of library books with my name on them that I had to read. This book kept picking at the back of my brain, till I went and took it off my To-Be-Read-Shelf and just started reading.

I liked the plot idea for this book, but not really the characters. There was no way that I could connect with them, not because we didn’t have anything in common ( we did and still do), but just from how they were written I could not feel any true depth from them. I am still looking forward to some of the other books I picked up from this author, but I don’t think I will be reading the second book of this series.

270 pages. Paperback.

3 out of 5 stars.

New Adult. Romance. Contemporary. Mature themes. Mature Content.

Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

Summary:

A scarred fighter.
A girl with rules.
One night of unbridled passion.

There are three things you need to know about Elizabeth Bennett: she’s smart as a whip, always in control, and lives by a set of carefully crafted rules. She’s learned the hard way that people you love the most always hurt you in the end.

But then she meets Declan Blay, the new neighbor at her apartment complex.

A tattooed British street fighter, he’s the campus bad boy she’s supposed to avoid, but when he saves her from a frat party gone bad, all her rules about sex and love fly out the window.

She gives him one night of unbridled passion, but he longs for more.

With only a cardboard-thin wall separating their bedrooms, he dreams of possessing the vulnerable girl next door forever.

One night. Two damaged hearts. The passion of a lifetime.

*A modern love story inspired by Pride and Prejudice*

-Summary from GoodReads.com

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Review of The Player (The Game Maker #3) by Kresley Cole

The Player (The Game Maker #3) by Kresley Cole

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Review: At first I d I hounded my local Barns and Noble for this book for weeks, till they final got it in a month later. I could not do anything from stopping myself from racing home to read this book from cover to cover! I was so happy to finally have the last book of The Game maker series within my grasp!!!

I was sucked right back into this world without a second look back and loved reading more about the characters from the previous books. It was great to see them years later and still happy as ever.

At first I didn’t really know what to expect from Dmitri, since I had only had second hand thoughts of him from the other characters in the books. I am happy with how he did turn up to be in this book. Although the whole time I was reading I just kept thinking this can’t be it, right? Because it felt as if something was missing, normally Cole’s books have a spark of intensity added to the plot and characters, that drive you to not stop thinking about them. And I didn’t get that from this book……

Till almost at the end Cole hits you in the face with it!!! I mean wow, I am so amazed that she was able to keep that part of Dmitri from bursting all over the book. I am so happy she pulled this out at the end and left me reeling from it.

334 pages. Paperback.

4 out of 5 stars.

Adult. Romance. Erotica. Mature Themes. Mature Content. Contemporary.

Published by Valkyrie Press.

Summary:A madman with a shadowed past . . . In Las Vegas, Sin City, Dmitri Sevastyan finds her, Victoria Valentine–sexy, vulnerable, and in need of a protector. Obsession takes root deep inside him. Despite a history tainted with violation and betrayal, he will stop at nothing to possess her. #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole brings readers the third book of the erotic Game Maker Series, a searing tale of a man racked with dark desires and the beautiful young woman who could sate him at last.


A grifter with nothing to lose . . . Descended from a long line of con artists, twenty-four-year-old Victoria, a.k.a. Vice, needs the score of a lifetime to keep her loved ones safe. She sets her sights on gorgeous and rich Dmitri Sevastyan. Even as the irresistible Russian toys with her body and mind, he tempts her heart. Love is the ultimate wild card. When Vice and her associates maneuver Dmitri into a hasty Vegas wedding, he refuses to protect himself with a prenup, trusting her with all that he has. But can she trust him? As secrets unfold, the newlyweds share days of doubts and nights of the wickedest pleasures. Yet once Vice discovers her husband’s past, will she stay to fight for her marriage or cut her losses and run?

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Review of Dirty (Dive Bar #1) by Kylie Scott

Dirty (Dive Bar #1)  by Kylie Scott

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Review: I was hooked on page one for this book, I could not stop myself from reading this book in one sitting. This book also had me laughing and giggling through some of my classes for a couple of days after too.

Although the characters and the plot didn’t really impact me as amazing. I got to see the potential for the next books coming up in this series.

Though one of  parts of this book was finding out that it was connected to the Stage Dive series, and a couple of favorite characters of mine ( Cough* Mal* Cough) showed up to cause a little trouble.

Another thing about this book along with its characters that I did really like, was how smooth the book was to read and relate too.

Anyway, I can’t wait to read more of this series!

288 pages. Paperback.

3 out of 5 stars.

New Adult. Romance. Contemporary. Humor. Mature Themes. Mature Content.

Published by St. Martin’s Griffin.

Summary: The last thing Vaughan Hewson expects to find when he returns to his childhood home is a broken hearted bride in his shower, let alone the drama and chaos that comes with her.

Lydia Green doesn’t know whether to burn down the church or sit and cry in a corner. Discovering the love of your life is having an affair on your wedding day is bad enough. Finding out it’s with his best man is another thing all together. She narrowly escapes tying the knot and meets Vaughan only hours later.

Vaughan is the exact opposite of the picture perfect, respected businessman she thought she’d marry. This former musician-turned-bartender is rough around the edges and unsettled. But she already tried Mr. Right and discovered he’s all wrong-maybe it’s time to give Mr. Right Now a chance.

After all, what’s wrong with getting dirty?

-Summary from GoodReads.com

 

Review of Deep, Dark & Dangerous (Vikings Underground #4) by Jaid Black

Deep, Dark & Dangerous (Vikings Underground #4)  by Jaid Black

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Review: Ok I was so disappointed by this book and another short story of the series that I have read so far. The first short story I read about this series was so good and sucked me in with the intrigue that it created. And so far this is the first actual book from the series that I have been able to find anywhere.

The overall plot idea for this series, I think is great. But so far I feel as if the author is not pushing it as far as she could and just bein overly simple and bland with it.

If she re-amped up the series going bigger and darker with it. It would be the greatest in the world, or just super good.

The characters and the slow boring plot were draining to read to me. I was just hoping the book would end soon or maybe get better. But sadly no, that was not the case. Although I do think if I can find the other books in this series I would get them and read them to see if they are all the same or if some do have that beautiful book goodness to them.

2 out of 5 stars.

265 pages. Paperback.

Adult Romance. Fiction. Fantasy. Paranormal. Contemporary. Mature Themes. Mature Content.

Published by Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group.

Summary: A star in a world of wealth and privilege….

Fed up with Hollywood backstabbing, famous movie actress Madalyn Simon decided to escape the spotlight. Her new back-to-basics existence in an Alaskan cabin did take getting used to, but at least she was in control of her own destiny — or so she thought. While snowmobiling on the frigid coast with her sister, the pair is taken hostage by a band of rough men who want them — for reasons beyond imagining.

A captive in a world of inescapable seductions….

They are neo-Vikings from a hidden underworld, in search of women Outsiders to breed for the New Sweden clan. Their sexy leader, Otar, wants only one woman: Madalyn. Overpowered by his masculine strength and unmasked desire, Madalyn must become Otar’s wife or face the marriage auction block. Now, in a world beyond dreams and as real as the hot flesh of her enticing warrior-husband, Madalyn discovers the power of an all-consuming passion — as the fires of revolution threaten all she has come to love….

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Reveiw of Charged (Saints of Denver #2) by Jay Crownover

Charged (Saints of Denver #2)  by Jay Crownover

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Review: I could not read this fast enough! As soon as I saw that I had gotten it I was running through my house to grab my kindle. Then my kindle and I were inseparable for the next two days.

I loved how in the Marked Men series and in the first two Saints of Denver books, you would never even think about Avett and Quaid together. But you do get that glimpse of them in the end of Built that leaves you thinking, huh….

But from the first page of their story I was hooked. I loved how well they were as their own person, dealing with what their lives were now. And I completely loved them together, I mean wow. Or more like how Quaid said in the book that Avett was a storm that blew into his life and he was chasing after her.

I also really enjoyed the little set up for one of the future books, with Avett’s neighbor across the street from her dads house and a certain ( at least I think is) Salem Cruz’s sister….. Interesting, but also very exciting to hopefully read.

Although I really enjoyed this book and the amazing characters, I felt as if there was something missing or different that this book did not have that the others did. Almost as if the love and story plot around these two characters was a little too fast and instant, and not as intense and sexual. But still a great book and having me looking forward to the next books in this series.

361 pages. Paperback.

I received this book as an ARC ( advanced readers copy) for my honest review in return.

4 out of 5 stars.

New Adult. Romance. Contemporary. Mature Themes. Mature Content.

Published by William Morrow an imprint of HarperCollins.

Summary: From the New York Times bestselling author of the Marked Men books comes the second installment in the Saints of Denver series featuring a bad girl and a by the book attorney who could be her salvation…or her ruin.

Avett Walker and Quaid Jackson’s worlds have no reason to collide. Ever. Quaid is a high powered criminal attorney as slick as he is handsome. Avett is a pink-haired troublemaker with a bad attitude and a history of picking the wrong men.

When Avett lands in a sea of hot water because of one terrible mistake, the only person who can get her out of it is the insanely sexy lawyer. The last thing on earth she wants to do is rely on the no-nonsense attorney who thinks of her as nothing more than a nuisance. He literally has her fate in his hands. Yet there is something about him that makes her want to convince him to loosen his tie and have a little fun…with her.

Quaid never takes on clients like the impulsive young woman with a Technicolor dye job. She could stand to learn a hard lesson or two, but something about her guileless hazel eyes intrigues him. Still, he’s determined to keep their relationship strictly business. But doing so is becoming more impossible with each day he spends with her.

As they work side-by-side, they’ll have to figure out a way to get along and keep their hands off each other—because the chemistry between them is beyond charged.

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Manga Monday! #85- Romeo x Juliet Omnibus (Romeo x Juliet #1-2) by COM (Illustrator), William Shakespeare, SPWT (Original Animation), GONZO (Original Animation)

Romeo x Juliet Omnibus (Romeo x Juliet #1-2)  by COM (Illustrator), William Shakespeare, SPWT (Original Animation), GONZO (Original Animation)

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Review: I thought that this adaption of the anime was not all that good and had no real depth to it. It was as if it was rushed, and re-telling of Romeo and Juliet  needs time to sweep you up in their story. it is also a story that has been told many times all through time, and if you want to grab peoples attention you have to do this story in a whole new way that has not been done yet. And sadly this was not it.

2 out of 5 stars.

2 volumes in 1.

Manga. Romance. Action. Adventure.

Published by Yen Press.

Summary: Neo-Verona was once peacefully ruled by the Capulet family, but the rival house of Montague led a coup against the Capulets, wiping them out. Fourteen years later, Lord Montague rules Neo-Verona with an iron fist. But there is hope for the suffering citizens: Juliet Capulet survived the massacre and now turns her sword against the wealthly Montagues in an effort to aid the poor. When she meets the son of Lord Montague at the Rose Ball, she discovers that he is similarly disturbed by his father’s cruelty. As Juliet finds herself falling in love with her sworn enemy, she is conflicted…
Is there any hope for a love that crosses enemy lines?

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Jay Crownover’s CHARGED Review & Excerpt Tour

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From the New York Times bestselling author of the Marked Men books comes the second installment in the Saints of Denver series featuring a bad girl and a by the book attorney who could be her salvation…or her ruin.

Avett Walker and Quaid Jackson’s worlds have no reason to collide. Ever. Quaid is a high powered criminal attorney as slick as he is handsome. Avett is a pink-haired troublemaker with a bad attitude and a history of picking the wrong men.

When Avett lands in a sea of hot water because of one terrible mistake, the only person who can get her out of it is the insanely sexy lawyer. The last thing on earth she wants to do is rely on the no-nonsense attorney who thinks of her as nothing more than a nuisance. He literally has her fate in his hands. Yet there is something about him that makes her want to convince him to loosen his tie and have a little fun…with her.

 

Quaid never takes on clients like the impulsive young woman with a Technicolor dye job. She could stand to learn a hard lesson or two, but something about her guileless hazel eyes intrigues him. Still, he’s determined to keep their relationship strictly business. But doing so is becoming more impossible with each day he spends with her.

As they work side-by-side, they’ll have to figure out a way to get along and keep their hands off each other—because the chemistry between them is beyond charged.

 

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                I tapped the edge of my thumb on the black-and-white mug shot photo and couldn’t stop the grin from tugging at my mouth.

                She tried to fire me.

                She was five-foot-nothing, a lifetime younger than me, had multicolored hair that had seen better days, wild eyes that couldn’t decide if they wanted to be green, gold, or brown, while dressed in convict orange and obviously scared out of her ever loving mind, yet she still tried to fire me. If it had been any of my other clients—the cop accused of sexual battery, the frat boy accused of manslaughter over a bet on a football game gone wrong, the middle school teacher accused of pedophilia and having an inappropriate relationship with several of her students, or the pro football player accused of domestic abuse—I would have tipped my proverbial hat, wished them luck while I cut my losses, and walked away without a backward glance. People always committed crimes. People always needed a good defense, so it wasn’t like I was hurting for clients, but there was something about the girl. Something about the defiant tilt of her chin and the raw desperation in her tone when she begged me not to call her father.

                “I don’t want your help. I don’t want anything from you.” She sounded like she meant it when she said it, but I figured she was too young and too scared to know exactly what she wanted or needed. Regardless, it was still refreshing to hear.

                Everyone always wanted something from me and my help was usually the least of it.

                I tapped the picture again, wondering why I found it so easy to believe that she really hadn’t been a part of the boyfriend’s plan to rob the bar. She wasn’t anyone’s idea of a model citizen and she had the shady track record to prove it. She was too young, and frankly too adorable, to have a file this thick. From what I could see, she had a set of parents always willing to ride to the rescue when she got herself into trouble. She looked like some kind of colorful woodland fairy from a Disney movie with her odd hair and delicate features. None of it added up, but the sincerity in her tone when she said she would never have gone with the boyfriend if she knew his intent and the fear in her eyes when I mentioned her father seemed genuine.

                I learned long ago to treat everyone like they were guilty of whatever it was I was paid to defend them against. I didn’t want to know the truth. I didn’t want to know the circumstances. I wanted my clients to listen to me and let me do my job as I tried to convince the rest of the world they were innocent, regardless if they were or not. But this girl with her faded, rose colored hair and turbulent eyes oozed innocence through the cracks of a very guilty façade.

                Because I was intrigued and actually believed the girl might be innocent, I wasn’t going to let her fire me. I was going to call her father and hope that he would help me keep her out of the slammer while I figured out how to plea bargain her charges down or get them dismissed altogether. Again, because a cop was involved in the robbery and because the boyfriend, junkie or not, was offering up a pretty plausible explanation for Avett’s involvement in the crime, nothing was a slam dunk, yet. I was going to help her whether she wanted me to or not.

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About Jay Crownover:

Jay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men, The Point, and the Saints of Denver series. Like her characters, she is a big fan of tattoos. She loves music and wishes she could be a rock star, but since she has no aptitude for singing or instrument playing, she’ll settle for writing stories with interesting characters that make the reader feel something. She lives in Colorado with her three dogs.

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Review of Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down (Vikings Underground #2) by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Goodreads Author), Jaid Black, Melanie George

Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down (Vikings Underground #2)  by Sherrilyn Kenyon , Jaid Black, Melanie George

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Review: I mostly just bought this book because it had a short story in it from Jaid Black’s Viking series. Now I know you are probably wondering about this weird Viking series I’m talking about. A long time ago I stumbled across a book just like this one that had 3-4 short stories in it from a couple of different authors. I ended up not at all liking the stories that I thought I would love and loving the two that I didn’t think I would. Jaid Black’s Viking one was one of them. Any who, she is a hard to get your hands on author but I found this book along with an actual book from the series a couple of days ago and dove right in.

Now I did not read the other two stories in this book because they just didn’t seem to my sort of thing. But I finally got to read more of this cool Viking story that has been on my mind for years now and I was so sad. It was not as good as I built it up in my head. I finished the story in an hour tops and had no real hope. The only thing I had wished for was that maybe the actual series was better and I just need to read it and it would be as good as I thought it would be. SO you guys will just have to wait for that review on that book coming up soon.

1 out of 5 stars.

288 pages. Paperback.

Adult Romance. Fiction. Novella. Romance. Contemporary. Fantasy. Mature Themes. Mature Content.

Published by Gallery Books.

Summary: In this sexy erotica anthology, three hot authors reel you in with sizzling novellas about alpha heroes who will do anything to get the women they want — even kidnap them!

Bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon presents “‘Captivated’ by You,” the second sexy story in her series featuring the Bureau of American Defense. Rhea Stevenson is a “BAD” agent who has just been handed her most challenging assignment. She must go undercover as a dominatrix to bring in a deadly terrorist. The only upside is that her fellow agent, “Ace” Krux, whom she has long desired, is her training partner. Almost immediately the roles of master and slave are wonderfully blurred and Rhea and Ace unleash a wealth of hidden desire.

From bestselling romance author Melanie George comes “Promise Me Forever,” the story of Savannah Harper, who has finally put her breakup with pro-football player Donovan Jerricho behind her. But when Tristan comes home to Mississippi on the eve of Savannah’s wedding, he still wants her. And when he carries her off and holds her hostage, Savannah’s surprised to find that the desire’s deliciously mutual….

From Jaid Black comes “Hunter’s Right,” the fantastical story of Corporal Ronda Tipton of the U.S. Army, whose chopper goes down in the Arctic Circle. The only survivor of the crash, Ronda happens upon a hidden civilization of Vikings — where she must face the bridal auction block. Only Nikolas Ericsson, the man who found Ronda, can save her by claiming her as his own according to sacred rights. But will she and this primitive brute give in to the sparks made when their worlds collide?

Sensual and playful, these three novellas will carry you away!

(Vikings Underground, #2; B.A.D Agency, #0.5)

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Review of Nuts (Hudson Valley #1) by Alice Clayton

Nuts (Hudson Valley #1)  by Alice Clayton

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Review: I didn’t know what to expect from this book or how the author would set the tone with this new series. I have read the Wallbanger series and loved it like crazy, and I have read the first book in the Red Head series and didn’t really like it all that much. So as you can  see I had mixed feelings over this book.

I did take me a while to get into this book, only because I had many other things to do. But when I finally had a minute and read through chapter two, I was lost.

I cant even begin to tell you the number of times I burst out laughing and had to call my grandma ( because she got me the book and read it, I know weird right?). But I had to talk to her about where I was at and laugh with her about what was going on.

I could completely understand and love Roxie  in this book, she was a hoot. She also had a great character through the book. Plus she had hunky Leo falling all over her ( many times, with nap peas. haha).

I am crazy excited for the next book ” Cream of the Crop”!!!!! I just loved the set up for it in this book and am biting my nails waiting for it.

4 out of 5 stars.

308 pages. Paperback.

New Adult. Romance. Mature Themes. Mature Content. Fiction. Humor. Contemporary.  

Published by Gallery Books.

Summary: From New York Times bestselling author Alice Clayton, the first in a brand-new romance series telling the humorously sexy tale of Roxie, a private chef who gets a taste of love—but is it to stay, or to go?

After losing almost all of her clients in one fell swoop following an accident involving whipped cream, private chef to Hollywood’s elite Roxie Callahan gets a call from her flighty mother, saying she’s needed home in upstate New York to run the family diner. Once she’s back in the Hudson Valley, local organic farmer Leo delivers Roxie a lovely bunch of walnuts, and soon sparks—and clothing—begin to fly. Leo believes that everything worth doing is worth doing slowly…and how! But will Roxie stay upstate, or will the lure of West Coast redemption tempt her back to Tinseltown?

-Summary from GoodReads.com

The Comic’s Dungeon! #3

Hello! This is an original post made and hosted by by Ali’s Reviews and More!

This weekly post is about comic books, or mostly discussion about the comic book of the week.

This week will be….

Rat Queens

Summary: Who are the Rat Queens? A pack of booze-guzzling, death-dealing battle maidens-for-hire, and they’re in the business of killing all god’s creatures for profit. It’s also a darkly comedic sass-and-sorcery series starring Hannah the Rockabilly Elven Mage, Violet the Hipster Dwarven Fighter, Dee the Atheist Human Cleric and Betty the Hippy Smidgen Thief. This modern spin on an old school genre is a violent monster-killing epic that is like Buffy meets Tank Girl in a Lord of the Rings world on crack –

-Summary from Image Comics.com

Female Amazingness. Romance. Mature Content. Mature Themes. Adventure. Gore. Bearded Women. Paranormal. Fantasy. Fiction.

My Thoughts: I wasn’t too sure about this comic at first, because all I knew about was second hand knowledge from a couple of my friends. None of which could actually tell me what the heck it was about. But after a very persuasive conversation on a ferry ride home from Geek Girl Con, I read the whole first volume ( Issue’s 1-5? I think?). Anyway, around page 10 I was hooked. After that I got my hands on as many issues that were out, and since then have not stopped following along with the Rat Queens adventures. I think this is one of the most female strong, badass, intriguing comics that I have read or heard about. I mean come on! Can you guys name another one like this? I am very much looking forward to where the series goes to in the future and what other comis it inspires.

Rating: 4 1/2 stars out of 5 stars.

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