Surviving Jordan by Virginia Wine is the third and final book in her Surviving series and I could not get enough of this book. Falling under the romantic suspense genre, this book easily pulls you under it’s spell and doesn’t let go from beginning to end. Following the story of Benjamin Stone and Jordan Mitchell, the passion that brought these two together was palpable through my e-reader and made from some very steamy scenes. Benjamin, even though he can feel the pull to Jordan, he had to keep himself distanced from her. His emotions run too hard and fast for a women who he knows that he can’t have. Jordan on the other hand wants to cross every line to get to Benjamin, and be damn the rules. She can’t keep her mind or her hands off of him, and is willing to do anything to get him to break for her. Can these two find a way to get their happiness or will they have to be separated by those around them? Wine is a newer to me author, having only found her from this series and boy am I happy that I found her! If you are looking for a great author that will pull you into her writing style and in depth characters than this is an author, and series, that you need to pick up straight away. This book is a must read for all of my friends!
The Something Series by Audrey Bondurant is a great set of stories that will pull you in from page one and keep you enthralled throughout each book. Each book focuses on two characters, and how the attraction and chemistry builds and grows throughout the pages. The feelings between each couple are undeniable and I found myself falling for each of them while reading. The characters all were created equally and deeply connected throughout each book, so I highly recommend reading all the books in order from this fantastic series. If you are looking for a great series by an author that will keep you enthralled from book to book than this is a series you need to add to your TBR pile. I can’t wait for Bondurant to bring even more books to her devoted readers.
Surviving the Storm by Virginia Wine is the second book in her Surviving Series and it just keeps getting better and better. Following the story of Alexander Kincaid Storm III and Madison Perry and it easily got me lost in the pages. Full of mystery and suspense this contemporary romance will keep you on your toes from beginning to end. From the beginning of their love story, the chemistry is off the charts and the passion between them could short circuit your readers. Madison is the classic unavailable gal, but Alexander’s feelings for her are too strong to deny. The pull between them in undeniable, and yet the future between these two could be uncertain. Can something that burns so hot and fast be something that lasts forever? Wine is a newer to me author, having only found her with this series but I am so glad I picked this one up. The characters are full of emotions, there was steam and mystery and just enough heartbreak to make for a great book. If you are looking for a great series by an author that will pull you in from the beginning and never let go. I can’t wait to see where this series goes in the future. This is a definite must for anyone looking for great steamy romance and mysterious love stories.
A Frothy Christmas Kiss by Allyson R. Abbott is the fourth book in her Christmas Kiss series and it just couldn’t get any better than this. Following the story of Kat and Dan, and their mutual love of coffee, I feel right into this story and loved every minute of it. When Kat finds this great kitschy little coffee shop she feels right at home, especially once she meets to handsome owner of said coffee shop. The immediate attraction and connection leads to allot of flirtatious moves and an undeniable pull toward each other. When she learns that Dan has baggage at home, she will have to be willing to take a leap of faith on her feelings for Dan in order to see if this relationship is going to be worth it. Dan wants to make things work with Kat, but he needs to be friends with her first because of his home life. As soon as Kat starts to work at the coffee shop, Dan finds its harder and harder to stay away from her. When her past comes blowing into the shop in the form of her ex it will take Dan aback but will make him have to push his feelings to the limit if he wants to win the girl. Will this Christmas season be the last that either of them has to be alone or will they be better as friends with a mutual love of coffee? Abbott is swiftly becoming a favorite author of mine to read, as this series has really pulled me into the Christmas spirit. While each of this series can be read as a stand-alone book, I highly recommend picking up the whole series as you won’t be able to stop at just one read. I can’t wait to see what Abbott brings to her readers next!
Souls Collide by Kristina Beck is the third book in her Collide Series and this one just keeps getting better and better. This suspenseful romance follows the story of Alexa and Kent, that just pulls you in from the first page and you won’t be able to get enough of these two. Alexa is a caring, compassionate woman who is fiercely independent, and yet these is something that draws her to her neighbor Kent. He doesn’t seem to show any emotion or even seem to notice that she is a woman by any means and yet she just can’t stay away. Never one to mince her words, Alexa keeps being her indelibly honest personality until she gets under his skin. Kent has spent his life being a police officer, at the expense of every woman in his life, he can’t give up his love of defending the law and so he stays away from romantic entanglements to spare them from his livelihood. As a man who is barely existing, he comes off as unsympathetic and even churlish at times. Then Alexa walks in the room. The sparks that fly between these two from that first meeting will singe the pages. Conflict is how Kent attempts to keep Alexa at bay, and yet the more time they spend together the more that he finds himself wanting to protect her and keep her all to himself. Can these two find a way to put down their swords and give into the passion that everyone else can see between them? Or will the hurt of their pasts keep them from having the romance of a lifetime? Beck is anew to me author, and I am so happy that I picked up this book. Once I realized that it was part of a series, I did gobble up the other two books in this series. I highly recommend that you read this series in order, even though each book can stand on its own merits. If you are looking to get swept away by great characters and an author who will capture your heart than this is one that you need to get today! I hope that Beck keeps writing because I can’t wait to see what she brings to her readers next.
Beats of the Heart by Charli B. Rose is the first book in her new series Lyrical Odyssey Rock Star Series, and wow what a fantastic start! Following the story of Izzy and Dawson, who have been best friends for as long as either of them can remember and yet the feelings between them are deeper than that of friendship lately. When they decide to take the step into lovers from friends, their hearts beat as one. Izzy is Dawson’s muse, she makes all of his musical talents possible. Dawson is the only man who has made Izzy feel the way she does. The chemistry between these two is palpable from between the pages, making for some very steamy reading at times. Everything seems to be going perfectly for these two love birds until the darkness starts to roll in and threaten everything, they have worked so hard to achieve. Will these two be able to work together to make it back towards the light, or will this journey as lovers end with broken hearts and empty promises? Rose is a new to me author, but I am so happy that I picked this book up. From the first page I fell into this story, into the world of Izzy and Dawson, and I couldn’t read this one fast enough to satisfy my need. The banter and chemistry between these characters was very well executed, making for a great read. If you are looking for a book that will make you swoon while pulling you into a perfectly written world than this is the one for you. I can’t wait to see where this series goes next!
Guilty Pleasures Volume 2 by Joyce McCarthy is a collection of short stories of the erotica genre that are guaranteed to stoke your fires from beginning to end. Filled with stories exploring lust, chance encounters, dark fantasies, and more this book is more than able to get every readers’ dark side ready to party. Following the story of Brad, a college student, we get to see him travel through different sexual encounters with various women living out the needs of a younger man with any woman that will have him. From older woman/younger to quickies in bar bathrooms this book will rev your engine while still keeping your interest with the story underneath the steam. Each story in this collection can be read on its own but the intertwining of the stories makes them all that much better, and while they are all rather short, they made for a great quickie read. If you are looking for a good book to light your fire without too much filler than this is the collection for you.
Eastern Shore Swingers Series by Phoebe Alexander is an erotic romance collection and is suggested for readers 18 and above. It is a series of suspense, erotic romance and mystery, and one that will keep you blushing from head to toe while being on the edge of your seat. I highly suggest that this series be read in order, even though each book can stand alone, start reading with Fisher of Men, The Catch and finally Siren Call. Each book is incredibly unique, but they all build on each other. If you are looking for a great series, as well as a fantastic author, this is a series that you need to jump on now.
Fisher of Men
Fisher of Men is part of a new series by Phoebe Alexander called East Shore Swingers, and I was initially drawn to this story because the heroine, Leah, comes from Nebraska which is close to my hometown. The religious background of Leah comes to blows with the lifestyle of our hero Cap, who leads a life full of parties and good times. Leah wants a life with Cap, having put her trust and heart with him, but their lifestyles will have to find a way to mesh to give them both the happy ending they want. I really wanted to like this book more, and I hope that the other books in this series will be better, but I just couldn’t get passed the character Leah and how childish she was about certain things. This is the first book that I have read by Alexander, and I will definitely pick up books of hers in the future but this one just wasn’t a great fit for me
The Catch by Phoebe Alexander is the second book in her Eastern Shore Swingers Series and it just keeps getting better and better. Following the story of the secret club for those who like a taste of darkness with their nightlife, and this is where we find our main characters Paisley Parker and Calvin Mitchell. Paisley is new to Ocean City and loves working for the club, but didn’t realize just how much the club awakes something inside of her. There is a confidence booster that comes when she walks into the club, and the stares that she gets from the male patrons just makes her feel even sexier. When Paisley meets a man that is going to want everything from her, her heart and her history, will she be able to resist the temptation to lean on someone other than herself? Calvin is an all-around good guy, business owner, smart and hot as all get out. When he starts to pursue Paisley he isn’t shy about his intensions or about his ability to win over her body to get to her heart. The more that Paisley attempts to push him away the more that he stays with her, determined to get the girl that took his breathe away. When Paisley’s past comes back to get to her, she finds that he turns to Calvin for help and he is willing to risk it all to keep her safe. Is there a future in the cards for these two wounded lovers? Will Calvin be able to prove to Paisley that he is in this for the long haul? Can she trust him enough to fall for him? Alexander really knows how to pack a punch with this book! Her characters and storyline will pull you in from the very beginning and you will find yourself unable to get over these two long after the book ends. While this book can be read as a standalone I totally recommend reading the book in series order, as characters from other books do make cameo appearances. Plus you can never have too many books! I can’t wait to see how this series continues to grow!
Siren Call by Phoebe Alexander is the third book in her Eastern Shore Swingers series and let me just say this series just keeps getting better and better. Following the story of Jessie Martinez and Sirena Home, we are reintroduced to The Factory and all the characters from both Fisher of Men and The Catch (books 1 & 2 of this series) all make appearances. Jessie is a police officer, with a deep love and appreciation for all the uniform stands for. When her friends ask her to keep an eye on the newest swinger to the club, Sirena, Jessie sees no problem with it. But the problem is, the more time that Jessie spends around Sirena the more that she is attracted to her. When passions run high, Jessie and Sirena could be burned up by the flames. Each book in this series were so well written, including deep understanding of each person’s psyche and what drives them in the lifestyle that they are in. Alexander obviously did her research on swingers, made sure to give great details on her characters, the storyline and everything in between. Seeing a FF romance was a great twist, as there aren’t many out there that are this well written. I have had the pleasure of reading this entire series, and I can’t wait to see with Alexander takes this series in the future. If you are looking for a great FF romance, a story about love or even just a story outside of your normal reading this is one that you need to pick up
Surviving Eden by Virginia Wine is the first book in her new contemporary romance series, Surviving Series. Following the story of Dr. Theodore Grant and Eden, I couldn’t get enough of either of these characters. Dr. Grant, Theo, is a psychiatrist, but more than that he is a man who has never had feelings toward anyone. He just simply exists with no emotional attachments to anyone or thing. That is until he meets Eden. There is something about her that pulls him in from the very beginning. The way that Eden makes him feel is something that he wasn’t prepared for but she brings out the protector in him that he can’t seem to control. Eden is a woman in her own category. She is beautiful, strong willed and intelligent, and yet there is something about Theo that she can’t deny pulls her towards him. The attraction between these two is palpable from the very beginning, and the passion that comes from them is enough to light my e-reader on fire. But the emotions that Eden brings out in Theo are things he isn’t used to, and it makes him uncertain of his path with her. Is there a future for the two of them, together? The mystery, suspense and romance all tied into this story really kept me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end on this one. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the series has in store for me. Wine is a new to me author, and I am so happy that I picked this series up. If you are looking for a great new author with a storyline that will hook you from the beginning and never let go than this is the one for you. I can’t wait to see where this series goes in the future cause it’ll be a heck of ride to read!
A Pink Christmas by Allyson R. Abbott is the third book in her Christmas kiss series and I am so happy that I picked this one up. This holiday romance hooked me from the beginning and kept me enthralled until passed the last page. Following the story of Billie and Leroy, we see Billie leaving her small hometown five years ago. Wanting to spread her wings and experience life, Billie was willing to leave everything behind to make sure that she gets to live her life to the fullest. While she loved Leroy, she needed to see the world, and if Leroy loved her as much as she loved him, he would follow her….right? When Billie comes back home and seeing Leroy again with no contact for so long still enrages her. When Billie and Leroy come face to face again how will she handle him? Will Billie be able to admit that she couldn’t move past her young love or will she have to break her own heart again and walk away? Can Leroy find a way to forgive Billie for running away? Do they have strong enough feelings to make a relationship work? Abbott is a newer to me author, having only found her works with this series but I am so glad I picked it up! I recommend reading this series in order, even though each story can be read as a standalone, getting to see Abbott’s evolution of writing. If you are looking for a great series, let along author, then this is one that you need to pick up today!