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Romancing the Tropics (A Tropical Cocktail Romance Boxset) by L.M. Mountford – Review by Helen Woodhull Parsons

Romancing the Tropics : A Holiday Romance Boxset (A Tropical Cocktail Romance)Romancing the Tropics : A Holiday Romance Boxset by L.M. Mountford
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Two very steamy quick reads.

Tequila Sunset is a forbidden dream come true Cassandra. She has been lusting after her best friend’s dad for years and is now old enough to taste the forbidden fruit of a man. Away on a trip and recently broken hearted she takes the leap.

Beneath the Sheets is a sexy reunion with two lovers that haven’t seen each other since prom. Upon seeing each other again the passion reignites.

LM Mountford can definitely ignite passion with words.

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Romancing the Tropics (A Tropical Cocktail Romance Boxset) by L.M. Mountford – Review by Alex Mohrenne

Romancing the Tropics : A Holiday Romance Boxset (A Tropical Cocktail Romance)Romancing the Tropics : A Holiday Romance Boxset by L.M. Mountford
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Very short quick erotic romances. Really enjoyed first story with the best friends dad. Pure lust. Second story has more of a plot I felt like, it was still a short read but it was more detailed, you were routing for the couple to make it!

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Romancing the Tropics (A Tropical Cocktail Romance Boxset) by L.M. Mountford – Review by Angela Renee Diaz

Romancing the Tropics : A Holiday Romance Boxset (A Tropical Cocktail Romance)Romancing the Tropics : A Holiday Romance Boxset by L.M. Mountford
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The first story was about a best friend that sleeps with her dad. The next story I want to say is about getting that chance to love the one who got away. This was a really fast paced book. I loved that it had two short stories combined.

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Caine (Men of Syn Book 2) by Anise Storm – Review by Ashley Dover

Caine (Men of Syn, #2)Caine by Anise Storm
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Caine Stephens is a man wanted for the murder of his father Arthur Carmichael in the Washington, DC area. On the tip of a friend, Caine leaves the DC area quickly one night and travels to see his friend, Hawke, who owns the Syn BDSM club in Denver. Trying to stay off of everyone’s radar, Caine rents a rundown hotel room with cash. And Hawke supplies him with a job as part of the security detail at Syn.

After his first night at the club, Caine stops on his way home to help a stranded motorist. Much to his intense dislike, it is Emery Wilder, Hawke’s submissive’s best friend. Emery had led a life of luxury until her father is taken to jail on money laundering and drug trafficking charges. Then his accounts are frozen which includes all of her accounts and the penthouse that she lives in. As Caine gives her a lift, he realizes that a hole she is in and now her car isn’t running anymore. He offers her a place to stay with him because she has no one else to turn to.

Even though the two are working through troubles that are related, neither of them realizes how connected their paths really are. During their time together, Caine and Emery fall in love with one another. Can they work through their troubles and still end up together or will their pasts collide in a way that they cannot stay together?

This story is truly an amazing tale of how two truly different people can end up falling in love.

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Caine (Men of Syn Book 2) by Anise Storm – Review by April McCoy

Caine (Men of Syn, #2)Caine by Anise Storm
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The story of Caine and Emery is the second in the series and it didn’t disappoint. Hot, action-packed and suspenseful, this book had it all!
I really enjoyed it from beginning to end and I can’t wait to see more from the author!

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Romancing the Tropics (A Tropical Cocktail Romance Boxset) by L.M. Mountford – Review by Tamisha Janay

Romancing the Tropics : A Holiday Romance Boxset (A Tropical Cocktail Romance)Romancing the Tropics : A Holiday Romance Boxset by L.M. Mountford
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

For anyone who likes this sort of genre with two very fast-paced short stories, this is a definite must to read. Two back-to-back stories that are completely unrelated. LM Mountford knows how to put a lot of sexy details in a short story and make the reader wish for more.
The first story: Tequila Sunset is about a girl’s best friend and her father. Cassandra has been told she is boring, she is feeling more than inadequate, and is spending some much-needed time in the pool with her best friend Stacey. Stacey’s father, David, is there and -after his divorce- has been noticing Cassandra the same way that she is noticing him. Cue fantasy.
The second story: Beneath the Sheets is a short, romantic story about two lifelong friends who have lost touch. Sarah reaches out to Alex after years apart and he jumps on the first flight to her – no questions asked. Their romance picks up right where it left off all those years ago and makes for a wonderfully sweet and exciting read.

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Caine (Men of Syn Book 2) by Anise Storm – Review by Heather Lovelace

Caine (Men of Syn, #2)Caine by Anise Storm
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Whoa. Just whoa. Storm delivers another compelling story filled with just the right amount of intrigue, romance, and suspense. I was immediately pulled into quite the ride. The momentum never stopped and I couldn’t keep from reading as fast as I could. I just had to know what would happen. Really enjoyed this book and series. What a ride.

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Caine (Men of Syn Book 2) by Anise Storm – Review by Alexandria Richard

Caine (Men of Syn, #2)Caine by Anise Storm
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed getting to know Caine and how he fit into Hawke’s life. We got snippets of Hawke’s and Caine’s relationship in book 1, but here Caine stands front and center. Caine is on the run from his past, looking to lay low while he gets his life back on track. Of course nothing goes to plan when Emery comes into the picture.

In Hawke I liked Emery and the friendship and support she gave to Charlotte, but in the beginning of Caine I could not stand her as a character. She just a stuck up girl, and then became all woe is me after her life turned upside down when her father was arrested and their assets frozen. Her character certainly grew in what seemed like a fairly short period of time, partially forced by Caine. By the end of the book I was rooting for her to continue using her new found inner strength.

This book is filled with sex, sex, sex. And who doesn’t love a darker romance where one of the characters has certain fun piercings? I did enjoy the sexiness between Caine and Emery. We get to the Dom/sub dynamic fairly early on but we also get to see the relationship grown and mature between them. I actually found the terms Dominant and submissive being used frequently by the characters but I didn’t find a whole lot of D/s instances in this book compared to book 1.

I understand that you want continuity between your books, but one problem I had with book 1, and continue to have with book 2, is that the books are written in second person. I think the author was much more aware of who the narrator was for each chapter and there was less jumping around as to whose thought pattern we were supposed to be following, but IMO it would have been so much clearer, and been more enjoyable as a reader, to have the series told from first person POV and switch between the two main characters.

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Romancing the Tropics (A Tropical Cocktail Romance Boxset) by L.M. Mountford – Review by Alexandria Richard

Romancing the Tropics : A Holiday Romance Boxset (A Tropical Cocktail Romance)Romancing the Tropics : A Holiday Romance Boxset by L.M. Mountford
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

L.M. Mountford lives up to his moniker of “Lord of Lust” in this one!

Two quick read sexy short stories featuring tropical locations and how dirty the pairings can get in each location. These two stories will each leave you fanning yourself or going in search of a way to alleviate that tension.

I enjoyed that the tropes used were not duplicative between the stories. These stories are not for the faint of heart or those looking for a wholesome romance. These are stories about the passion and lust which exists between two parties and how hard and fast they can come together to explosive results. HEA’s are dubious at best here. This bundle certainly leaves me wanting to search out more of Mountford’s lustful works.

Further breakdown of each story as follows:

Tequila Sunset
A true Age Gap, Forbidden Romance based short story. A broken hearted young woman faces her attraction to her best friend’s father, and a recently divorced, writer’s blocked author, confronts his new longing for the forbidden fruit. This one plays up the taboo aspect by stating that David (a.k.a. Mr Street) remembered Cassandra playing with dolls along with his daughter while growing up, and having the nickname ‘Cass’ that he uses when acting in that more familiar role. As I don’t have a problem with age gap romances and tend to enjoy a little forbidden romance I really enjoyed this story. Tequila Sunset is well paced and has a good build up leading to the smut within.

Content Warning: an*l, sneaking around, talk of cheating

Beneath the sheets
I really enjoyed this story, getting to know about the past and rekindling of a high school friendship. The sexual tension is well built upon, and doesn’t feel like it’s the sole focus of the story, but rather an aspect of this relationship growing. This story reads more like the beginning of something that could grow into a story of it’ own, but its a sexy and sensual beginning to Alex and Sarah’s adult relationship nonetheless.

Content warning: cheating

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Caine (Men of Syn Book 2) by Anise Storm – Review by Michelle Austin

Caine (Men of Syn, #2)Caine by Anise Storm
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book pulled me in right from the beginning. I love this series and was looking forward to book #2. Caine is on the run, that is until he can prove his innocence after the death of his father. He heads to his friend Hawke’s for safety and to get some extra money saved up.

Caine and Emery first meet at the BDSM club SYN. Emery has a shocker when she loses everything after her father is arrested, she finds herself broke down on a rainy night. Fate steps in and Caine comes along to help her. From here we get some very hot and steamy scenes.
As these two get to know each other there is another twist that really adds another great element to the story.

Overall this was a thrilling and hot and steamy read. I really loved the characters and the bantering was great. The author does a great job with her writing and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. 1-click and get started on this series today.

Reviewed by @mab54615
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