Virtue & Vice (Spicetopia #2) by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Karyn Taylor

Virtue & Vice (Spicetopia Book 2)Virtue & Vice by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Virtue & Vice is the 2nd book in the Spicetopia series by Phoebe Alexander. This book starts exactly where Sugar & Spice finished. I would definitely recommend that you read Sugar & Spice first, infact, the author recommends this too.
Sugar & Spice had many hot and steamy moments but it has nothing on this book. OMG this was off the charts HOT! This book contains BDSM and swinging so is not for the prudish person. Very early on there is a sex scene containing two couples, Cy & Jolie from Sugar & Spice and Moon & Katja who are the main characters in this book. If you’ve read the first book, they are the couple that Cy & Jolie meet at the very end of the book.
Moon & Katja are a married couple who have been in the swinger’s lifestyle for many years. Bored with their jobs, they are keen to join Cy and Jolie in their plans to open an adult theme park. I loved both Moon and Katja’s characters. They are obviously very much in love and can’t get enough of each other.
Although there is a lot of sexual content in this book, there is also a lot of other storylines going on that are very interesting and enjoyable and will keep you hooked.
At the moment there are another 2 books planned in this series and I can’t wait to see what the author has in store for the couples we have already met and those we’ve still to be introduced to.

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Rogue Wave (The Inland Seas Series Book 2) by Gwyn McNamee – Review by Karyn Taylor

Rogue Wave (The Inland Seas #2)Rogue Wave by Gwyn McNamee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Rogue Wave is the 2nd book in the Inland Seas series by Gwyn McNamee. It can be read as a standalone but I’d suggest you also read Squall Line before this book, purely as Squall Line is a fantastic book and will introduce you to Grace and Warwick who also play an important role in this book. I first became a fan of Gwyn McNamee by reading her fabulous Slip Series (highly recommended).
Although I’m a fan of this author I was very wary of reading this book as I really didn’t like the main character Cutter in the first book, so I was afraid that I wouldn’t connect with him in this book. He’s an angry, abrupt, arrogant man. For most of this book I still didn’t like him at all. This did not stop me from loving this book. Valentina is a total badass, feisty woman and gives back as good as she gets from Cutter. I loved the dynamic between them, how they both distrusted and disliked each other yet couldn’t help but be wildly attracted to each other.
I also found that I was totally gripped to the storyline from the very beginning and was kept gripped throughout. This book is filled with danger and suspense and you can’t put it down as you want to know what’s happening next.
I really hope that the author continues this series as I’d love to see more from the other guys in the group.

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Forbidden (Tales of Passion, Lust & Betrayal Vol. 1) by Autumn Sand – Review by Karyn Taylor

ForbiddenForbidden by Autumn Sand
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Forbidden is a tantalising, erotic novella from Autumn Sand. I have read several of her books over the last year or so and have become a huge fan of her writing. I would have read this book anyway even without reading the blurb as I’ve loved everything I’ve read so far, but the blurb made me REALLY want to read this book.
I love the way the book is structured, with the ‘narrator’ Neria introducing each story and teasing the reader as to their ‘reaction’ to each story.
There are 7 separate short stories, each described as being in a different room in a sex club for the reader to ‘watch’.
I don’t know how Autumn Sand did it but she threw in a curveball or twist to every story and I did not see any of them coming. Either I’m totally rubbish at guessing where a story is going, or the author has a very wicked, devious mind. I think it’s a little of the first and a lot of the latter.
Each story was uniquely different, although all had a very sexual content. If you are a bit of a prude then this book is not or you. You need to read this book with a very open mind. If you like a bit of erotica in your books then this is definitely the book for you.
A must read!

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A Perfect Fit by Zoe Lee – Review by Karyn Taylor

A Perfect FitA Perfect Fit by Zoe Lee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Perfect Fit by Zoe Lee is an amazingly sweet, small town romance that will make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. This was my first time reading any of this author’s work and I wasn’t sure what to expect. What I got was a really enjoyable contemporary romance novel.
The 2 main characters Duncan (Dunk) McCoy and Daisy Rhys were amazing characters. Ex-jock, now high school gym teacher and coach of the school team, Dunk is starting to question his life. He’s always been the happy go lucky, dumb jock in other people’s eyes and now that he’s hit 30 he’d like to change this. Daisy Rhys is divorced and working at her family’s law firm, whereas she’d still prefer to be a sculptor as she had been previously.
After these 2 hit it off at a wedding and have a hot and steamy night together, Dunk wakes up the next day and thinks it all was a dream until a friend points out the hickey on his neck, resulting in Dunk desperately trying to find out who had been the woman of is dreams.
What results are lots of funny scenes where Dunk tries to find the mystery lady. Once he finds Daisy they are pretty smitten. Of course the path to true love never runs smooth which leads to some very funny scenes.
One of the things I loved most about this book was the group of friends and the camaraderie they had with each other. A very close knit group, not scared to make fun of each other but always there when you need them.
When I had finished this book I then realised that there are other books containing this group of friends that come before this one, so I’ll be sure to check those out.

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Fisher Men X-ing Lines (Fisher Men Book II) by Rebel Nicks O’Dey – Review by Karyn Taylor

The Fisher Men X-ing Lines (Book #2)The Fisher Men X-ing Lines by Rebel Nicks O’Dey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Fisher Men X-ing Lines is the 2nd book in the Fisher Men series by Rebel Nicks O’Dey. This book can be read as a stand-alone, however, I think you would get more from the book if you read the first book in this series before reading this one.
The start of this book runs concurrently with the first book so there is some overlap of the story, although you get it from a different point of view this time. At the end of the first book we get a sneak peak that there could be a budding romance between Rika and Connor. I was so excited to read this book when I realised that it was Connor and Rika’s story.
I absolutely loved both of these characters. I had loved them book in the first book and it was amazing to get deeper into each character. It was amazing that the 2 of them had been room-mates for a year without actually meeting each other.
This book is far more than a romance novel. There is a really interesting back story running throughout. The back story is intriguing and suspenseful and had me gripped, wondering how this story was going to pan out.
We’ve now had Xander and Connor’s stories which are both amazing. I now can’t wait to see what the author has in store for Zach and Morgan.

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Not So Wrong (Love Grows Book 2) by Renee Regent – Review by Karyn Taylor

Not So Wrong (Love Grows series, Book 2)Not So Wrong by Renee Regent
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Not So Wrong is the 2nd book in the Love Grows series by Renee Regent. It can be read as a stand-alone, even though Gibson and Sacha from the first book, Not So Broken are also in this book. In this second book Spencer is the cousin of Gibson and Melanie is Sacha’s best friend so it was an added bonus catching up with this couple again.
Like the first book, our hero and heroine are a very unlikely partnership. Spencer is a billionaire whereas Melanie grew up in a trailer park. What brings them together is music. Melanie is a fantastic singer/songwriter whereas Spencer has secretly been composing music for years. Having met at a family party, they discover this connection.
I have to say that I loved both of these characters. Melanie has had such a hard life so far. Her passion for music is what keeps her going. Spencer is an extremely likeable character, who also happens to be drop dead gorgeous. I was very intrigued as to why he and Spencer did not get on. What was the secret that Spencer was holding onto?
The story is action packed and fast paced, so it keeps you gripped from beginning to end. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and hope that this series will continue.

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Truck Stopped (Satan’s Devils MC #11) by Manda Mellett – Review by Karyn Taylor

Truck StoppedTruck Stopped by Manda Mellett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Truck Stopped is the 11th book in the Satan’s Devils MC series by Manda Mellett. Each book in the series can be read as a stand-alone although characters from previous books are part of this story.
What can I say about Truck Stopped? OMG this book dragged me through every emotion possible. There are moments of great joy and euphoria that will have you laughing and smiling. Then there are moments of total heartbreak and desperation that will have you sobbing (tissues are definitely recommended when reading this book).
I totally loved this book. The main characters of Truck and Allie are amazing. The author has done a wonderful job with these characters. Truck is so broken after an accident while working as a firefighter left him badly scarred, physically and mentally. Allie has spent her whole adult life as a whore, firstly on the streets, then as a sweet butt for the Satan’s Devils MC.
I loved the way the story was told, with flashes to 20 years in the future, where Drummer and Peg are reminiscing about what happened with Truck and Allie.
I’ve only read a couple of the Satan’s Devils MC series but I have to say that this one gripped me and moved me the most. Just when you thought life couldn’t get any worse for Truck and Allie, yet another curve ball was thrown their way. The resilience that the 2 of them displayed was documented so well by the author.
I now need to go back and read some more of this series but I’m not sure any can top Truck and Allie’s story.

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Claimed (The Torzial Affair Book 3) by Via Mari – Review by Karyn Taylor

CLAIMED (The Torzial Affair Book 3)CLAIMED by Via Mari
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Claimed is the 3rd and final book in the outstanding Torzial Affair series by Via Mari. It starts right where book 2 ‘Bound’ left us on a cliffhanger. I would not recommend reading this book without having read ‘Shattered’ and ‘Bound’ first as it one continuous story through the 3 book series.
If possible, this book is even more action packed and fast paced than the previous two, taking the reader through so many twists and turns, and every emotion possible in the build up to a fantastic conclusion. The author throws a few surprises along the way that have you shouting out ‘WTF’.
I loved this book, particularly the growing relationship between Jenny and Brian as he pushes her limits, bringing out more of her submissive nature. They seem unable to keep their hands off each other, resulting in many hot and steamy scenes throughout the book.
Having done things back to front and read the 2 Billionaire’s Bodyguards book before this series, I loved seeing Jay and Matt in this setting. I also loved that the author drops some hints at the end of ‘Claimed’ as to what might come in the Billionaire’s Bodyguards books.
All in all, this book brings a truly amazing series to a conclusion. I would most definitely recommend this whole series to others. Now that I have discovered this amazing author, I’ll be sure to read more of her work.

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Regency Love: Reflections of a Young Lady by TL Clark – Review by Karyn Taylor

Regency Love: Reflections of a Young LadyRegency Love: Reflections of a Young Lady by T.L. Clark
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Regency Love: Reflections of a Young Lady is a very enjoyable historical romance from T.L. Clark. This is a genre that I do not usually read but I really liked the blurb and it came highly recommended. I have to say that I really, really enjoyed this book.
Set in Regency London we are told the story of 17 year old Lady Anne Frithringham. It is her ‘come out’ season in London where she has to attend many balls and events in the hope of finding a suitable husband. As the daughter of a Duke, there are many constraints on who would be considered suitable.
I warmed to Lady Anne as a character straight away, enjoying the many thoughts going through her head. I loved reading her exploits as she meets the many men who vie for her attention. A very mixed bunch indeed, from young and handsome to older and arrogant.
I also loved as the story progressed once Anne was married, It was interesting to see how she coped as a wife. It must be said that one of my favourite scenes takes place on her wedding night. I won’t give anything away but I found it hilarious. I also do not want to mention who became her husband as that would spoil much of the story.
I would definitely recommend this book to others, even if this is not a genre you normally read.

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September Breeze (Cinnamon Bay Romance Book 2) by Nikki Lynn Barrett – Review by Karyn Taylor

September Breeze (Cinnamon Bay, #2)September Breeze by Nikki Lynn Barrett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

September Breeze is the 2nd book in the Cinnamon Bay Series by Nikki Lynn Barrett. Each book in the series can be read as a stand-alone as each contains a complete story. I had not read any work by this author before but I was intrigued by the blurb and thought that this book would be just my type. Thankfully, I was right as I loved this book.
The one thing I loved so much about this book was the characters. Not only the main characters Brian and Tess (who are both awesome) but Brian’s 2 daughters Tatum and Alice both totally stole my heart. Added to these are the aptly named ‘trio of trouble’. You will love the bowling alley scene (not giving anything away but this scene is hilarious). I loved that the characters were down to earth, ‘normal’ people with everyday lives, making the story much more realistic.
This story grabbed me from the very beginning and didn’t let me go. It took me on an amazing roller coaster journey. There are moments which will make you cry, laugh, scream and go through every emotion possible. It is a beautiful romance novel that I would thoroughly recommend to others. Having read this book I’m eager to read more of Nikki Lynn Barrett’s work.

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