Tapped (The Night Moves Book 3) by Tarrah Anders – Review by Karyn Taylor

TappedTapped by Tarrah Anders
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Tapped is the 3rd book in the Night Moves series by Tarrah Anders. It follows on from ‘Stripped’ and ‘The Night Manager’. I had previously read, and enjoyed, The Night Manager without realising that it was part of a series. So now that I’ve read, and enjoyed, Tapped, I’ve now bought the first book Stripped. Each book is a full complete story and can be read as a stand-alone, however characters from the previous books return and you get an update on them. Having read, and loved, 2 of the book in this series, I’d definitely recommend it to others.
In Tapped we have the story of Janae and Kai who were high school sweethearts, only for Janae to end their relationship out of the blue. 10 years on and Janae is the bar manager at The Essentials club. Janae has not moved on and no guy can live up to Kai, so imagine her shock when Kai turns up as the new erotic dancer at the club. It just so happens that Kai has never got over Janae and no woman has ever lived up to her.
This is a sweet heart-warming second chance love story. I totally loved both characters. This book has so much to offer the reader. It has angst, humour, and Kai has some seriously sexy moves (both as a dancer at the club and in the bedroom). Boy does he give a damn good lap dance!! Be prepared to have your heart racing at several points in this book.

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Player (21st Century Courtesan Book 1) by Pamela DuMond – Review by Karyn Taylor

Player (21st Century Courtesan #1)Player by Pamela DuMond
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Player is the first book in the 21st Century Courtesan series by Pamela DuMond. I had never previously read any of the author’s work before but I was intrigued by the blurb and decided to give it a go.
The book was well written, with really great characters and it was flowing really well, then it just…ended. I was rather thrown by the ending. It felt like the book just came to an abrupt halt and I wasn’t prepared for it to be over. I still had so many questions that hadn’t been answered yet. At least it didn’t leave you on a cliff hanger. I just need to hope that book 2 in this series will continue Evie and Dylan’s story as I really need to know what the future holds for them.
I totally adored the main character Evelyn (Evie) Berlinger. Evie is a kindergarten teacher by day and high class escort by night. She has a special gift, as an empath, she is able to feel the feelings of those around her, leading to her helping them to get over any issues they may have. This gift makes her services sought after through the escort agency she belongs to.
As an escort Evie never actually had sex with any of her clients. That is, until she met high stakes poker played Dylan McAlister. There is an undeniable connection between the two of them. Just as the plot gets really interesting around these two, the book comes to an end. Praying that their story will continue in the next installment in this series.

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Surviving Jordan (Surviving Series Book 3) by Virginia Wine – Review by Karyn Taylor

Surviving Jordan (Surviving Series Book 3)Surviving Jordan by Virginia Wine
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Surviving Jordan is the 3rd book in the Surviving Series by Virginia Wine. Each book focusses on a different couple but the main group of characters appear in all books and there is a progression of the storyline, so this series should be read in order to avoid any confusion and possible spoilers. I can assure you, you won’t be disappointed. The characters and the storylines are so well written, you will devour these books and be totally sucked in.
Surviving Jordan focusses on Ben (brother of Alex from Surviving The Storm) and Jordan, his boss. Ben and Jordan have both been head over heels in love with each other for over 10 years. Jordan is sick of waiting for Ben to do something about it and has decided to give up on him and move on. Unknown to Jordan, Ben’s father left him a letter when he died saying that Jordan was Ben and Alex’s sister. On seeing that Jordan was moving on Ben decides to get his father’s body exhumed to do a DNA test in the hope that his father may have been wrong.
So are Ben and Jordan actually siblings? Can either of them actually move on and put aside the strong feelings they have for each other? If they are not actually siblings, has Ben left it too late? Read this awesome book (and the 2 books that come before it) to find out. I promise that this series will not disappoint.

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Surviving The Storm (Surviving Series Book 2) by Virginia Wine – Review by Karyn Taylor

Surviving the Storm (Surviving Series Book 2)Surviving the Storm by Virginia Wine
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Surviving The Storm is the second book in Virginia Wine’s Surviving series. I had devoured and loved the first book, Surviving Eden, and was excited about reading the second instalment in the series. I’m very pleased to add that I was not disappointed at all by Surviving The Storm. I would definitely suggest that you read the books in order as there are recurring characters and the storyline continues.
We were introduced to Alex and Madison in the first book and from the snippet that we had of the two of them together, I couldn’t wait to see what the author had in store for these two and boy was it a great read. This book has it all. Off the charts chemistry, great sex, suspense, great characters, action packed and a crazy ex determined to ruin everything. This book will take you on a fantastic journey with so many ups and downs, and twists and turns that you just don’t know what’s coming next.
I also loved that we got to see what Theo and Eden, from book 1, got up to. Yet again the author brings in new characters and gives you a little taste of what might be coming in the next book. I’m just so glad that I already have book 3 on my kindle just waiting for me to dive in and see what Virginia Wine has in store for these characters I’ve grown to love.

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Surviving Eden (Surviving Series Book 1) by Virginia Wine – Review by Karyn Taylor

Surviving Eden (Surviving Series Book 1)Surviving Eden by Virginia Wine
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Surviving Eden is the first book in the Surviving Series by Virginia Wine. If this first book is any indication of how the whole series will be then I’m sure that this will be a series that I read many times.
Dr Theo Grant is a highly renowned psychiatrist. With a very difficult childhood behind him, he himself would be a psychiatrist dream to work with. His past has led him to believe that he’s not lovable and he has no intention of settling down with one woman. That is until he met Eden Barnett.
Eden is the adopted daughter of Theo’s best friend Matthew Barnett. When Matthew and his beloved wife are tragically killed, Eden becomes Theo’s patient to help her deal with her grief.
To say that sparks flew when these 2 met would be an understatement. They are both drawn to one another and their connection is fierce.
Can Theo go against one of the very cornerstones of his profession and have a relationship with his patient? Will helping Eden also help Theo deal with the demons from his own past? Can they both heal each other?
In order to answer these questions I would urge you to read this book. These 2 characters are amazingly well written. You, as the reader, get to see right into their souls.
Thankfully, I also have books 2 and 3 on my kindle just waiting for me to devour. I can’t wait to see what Virginia Wine has in store for Theo and Eden and also for their friends and family members who will take centre stage in the rest of this series.

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Untrainable by Jamie Schlosser – Review by Karyn Taylor

UntrainableUntrainable by Jamie Schlosser
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Reading the blurb for Untrainable by Jamie Schlosser you might expect this to be a typical good girl tames bad boy kind of story but it’s sooooo much more than that. Not saying that I don’t like a typical good girl/bad boy story, I do, but I really LOVED Untrainable.
Theo-Dog Legend is portrayed in the media as a total bad boy. The ‘dog’ added to his name when, in one of his lower moments he publically peed on a fire hydrant. But what the public don’t know is that behind the public persona, the real Theo is nothing like the ‘public’ Theo. In a bid to resurrect his reality tv career, Theo joins with Hadley Holiday who had won the hearts of the nation with her dog trick act on a national talent show. Can Hadley tame the dog within Theo?
Brought together to film the new reality tv show, Hadley soon realises that Theo is nothing like the public persona. His reality is far from that which was portrayed on the hit reality TV show Living with Legends which was a camera on the wall reality show about Theo, his famous parents and his brother Aiden.
This is an amazing story and I totally adored the characters of both Theo and Hadley. It was heart-breaking to read just what Theo’s real life had actually been like. On the flip side it was so heart-warming when things turned for the better for Theo and he realised that he was capable of being loved.
I had never read any of this author’s work before and I’m so glad I took the plunge and read this book. Definitely worth 5 stars!

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The Memory of Us by Lisa Sorbe – Review by Karyn Taylor

The Memory of UsThe Memory of Us by Lisa Sorbe
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Memory of Us by Lisa Sorbe is a contemporary adult romance novel. I had never read any of this author’s work but after reading the blurb I thought that this book would be right up my street, and it was!
The story is told from the point of view of Elena Everhart, or Laney as she’s more commonly known. Laney is very much at a crossroads in her life. She no longer loves her career as a lawyer, her last living relative, her mother has just died and she has to return to her home town to sort out her mother’s affairs. Laney has never returned to her hometown since she left 12 years ago and she wants to be in and out of there as quick as possible. So who does she bump into immediately as soon as she arrives home? Her childhood sweetheart Weston, whose heart she broke by leaving to go to college 12 year ago.
I loved the way this story really got you into Laney’s head. The author did an amazing job of showing the heartache and struggle that Laney was going through. The Laney inside her head is so different from the top class lawyer persona that she shows on the outside. I have to admit that there were occasions that I’d have loved to know what was going through Weston’s head. I also loved that we are taken back in time on many occasions to visit with the teenage versions of Laney and Weston.
I really enjoyed The Memory of Us. Lisa Sorbe definitely has a new fan.

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Rising Star by Susannah Nix – Review by Karyn Taylor

Rising StarRising Star by Susannah Nix
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Rising Star is the first book that I have read by Susannah Nix and if this book is anything to go by, it won’t be the last of her books that I’ll read.
As well as being a great romance novel, Susannah Nix tackles the sensitive subject of sexual harassment and she does it really well.
TV extra and PhD student Alice Carlisle is going through a hard time. She’s struggling with her PhD due to the unwanted attention she’s getting from one of her tutors. Her tv extra job is coming to an end and her flatmate wants her out.
Rising star Griffin Beach has a predicament, he needs a dog sitter while he’s away making his new film. Who better to do the job than Alice, an extra on his tv show who adores his dog, although he’s pretty sure that she doesn’t like him.
I really loved both of these characters. In particular I loved how Alice dealt with the issue of unwanted attention from Dr Gilchrist. This issue was handled so well by the author. The insights into what is going through Alice’s head give you so much love and empathy for her character. Griffin is such a sweet guy and him and Alice are so awkward around each other at first as they both try to deny their growing attraction to each other. Although, being a guy, he does make a few mistakes, but hey, we can’t all be perfect.
This is a book that I would definitely recommend to others.

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Souls Collide:Collide Series Book 3 by Kristina Beck – Review by Karyn Taylor

Souls Collide (Collide Series #3)Souls Collide by Kristina Beck
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Souls Collide is the 3rd book in the Collide series by Kristina Beck. Each book can be read as a stand-alone. I hadn’t read either of the first two books in this series but after reading Souls Collide, I’ll definitely be looking to read the others as this was a definite 5 star read.
Souls Collide is an opposites attract story. Alexa and Kent are about as opposite as you can get but this is not just your typical run of the mill opposites attract story. This book is filled with suspense that will keep you gripped to the very end. There are also many twists and turns in the story. Just as you think you’ve sussed out what Kristina Beck had in mind for these great characters, the story will turn and leave you open mouthed, wondering what the hell just happened.
Police officer Kent Hayes has watched his mother die from cancer and is now going through the horror again as his beloved sister Abby is now fighting this brutal illness. One thing Kent hates is the pharmaceutical industry so when he meets the beautiful Alexa, who happens to be a very successful pharmaceutical rep, he really wants to hate her. Shame his traitorous body didn’t get the memo. While Kent is moody and not the most fun person to be around, Alexa is a complete ray of sunshine and totally lights up every room she walks into. When Alexa is threatened by a stalker, Kent realises that he will do absolutely anything to keep her from harm.
This is a fantastic read and the characters are so well written that you can’t help but fall in love with them. I will definitely be seeking out the first 2 books in this series.

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The Debt Collector: An Underground Bad Boys Romance by India Kells – Review by Karyn Taylor

The Debt Collector (An Underground Bad Boys Romance)The Debt Collector by India Kells
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Holy hotness!! The Debt Collector by India Kells is a scorching hot read. The heat literally radiates off the page. I have previously read, and enjoyed, books by this author, so it was a no brainer that I was going to love this book too.
Dr Tessa Freeman is an ER doctor who helps women who have fallen into the sex slave trade escape from their ‘owners’. As a result of this she is captured by the leader of the slave trade business.
Locke is a sort of mercenary who is trying to bring the slave trade down by pretending to be part of it. When Tessa is captured, Locke does a deal to bring Tessa into his ‘ownership’
What follows is a very hot, steamy story where Tessa and Locke can’t help but submit to their attraction to one another. But this is no simple love story. Locke is also having a sexual relationship with his best friend Gage. Trying to fight his feelings for Tessa he pushes Gage and Tessa together and the 3 of them indulge in some rather steamy sex sessions. Sessions that will leave you very hot under the collar (and in other places too).
If you are very open minded and enjoy a good steamy read then this book is perfect for you.

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