Eastern Shore Swingers Books 1-3 (Boxed Set) by Phoebe Alexander

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Eastern Shore Swingers Books 1-3 (Boxed Set) by Phoebe Alexander, Author
#sexpositive #bodypositive #interracial #eroticromance #LGBT
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Genre – Erotic Romance
Page Count – 857 Pages
Cover Designer – Individual covers by Wolfsparrow Publishing, boxed set cover by Author Shandi Boyes
Publisher – Mountains Wanted Publishing (
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There’s a secret club in Ocean City, Maryland, where swingers from all over the mid-Atlantic converge every weekend to frolic and play in its many themed rooms. Welcome to the Factory, where in the midst of all the fun, there’s always a romance blossoming, sometimes where you least expect it.

*Intended for Mature Audiences*

Book 1: Fisher of Men

Leah Miller’s eyes are opened to a whole new world by Chris “Cap” Sheldon, a charter fishing captain in Ocean City, Maryland. Despite her best efforts not to fall for him, his charm and rugged good looks are too hard to resist.

But what happens when his lifestyle conflicts with her Christian faith? And is there any way Cap would give up the lifestyle he loves for the woman who has stolen his heart?

Book 2: The Catch

Sassy, voluptuous Paisley Parker has always been a woman on a mission. First, it was to make a name for herself as a BBW burlesque dancer in New York, and now it’s to become Manager Extraordinaire of The Factory, a members only lifestyle club in Ocean City, Maryland. When Cap and Leah Sheldon hand over the reins, Paisley’s first task is to hire a web development company to create a new website for the club.

That’s when she meets Calvin Mitchell, who is anything but the computer geek she imagined he would be. Tall, dark, and hotter than the beach on the 4th of July, he agrees to build her website, but he’s bent on building something else, too: a serious relationship.

Paisley has sworn off relationships, preferring the ease and simplicity of lifestyle hookups. Plus, there’s the age difference: she’s 36, he’s 26. But when Paisley’s past comes back to haunt her,
Calvin seems like the only port in the storm. When he devotes himself to helping her, she sees him in a completely new light, leading her to wonder…

Is Calvin the catch Paisley didn’t even know she was fishing for?

Book 3: Siren Call

Jessie Martinez knew she wanted to be a cop from the time she was a little girl. With a strong sense of justice and an unwavering desire to help those around her, she never felt more fulfilled than she did in uniform. When the Sheldons asked her to keep an eye on one of their swing club members, she was more than happy to oblige. But she found it impossible to keep an eye on Sirena without her heart wanting in on the action…not to mention other parts of her body.

Sirena Horne used the local swing club, The Factory, as an escape. She knew Jessie meant well, but there was no way she was opening herself to any more heartache than she already carried. She’d have to be pretty desperate to reveal her secrets, but Jessie had such a way about her. Sirena wasn’t sure how much longer she could keep her walls from tumbling down.

When you’ve finished this stories, be sure to check out Book 4, Sailors Knot (Casey, Gabriel & Joshua’s Story)!


Phoebe Alexander writes #sexpositive #bodypositive erotic romance featuring compelling plots intertwined with passionate, fiery encounters. She believes that real, relatable characters can have even steamier sex than billionaires, rock stars, and the young and lithe-bodied. She also advocates for ethical non-monogamy through her writing.

Phoebe lives on the East Coast with her husband, sons, and multiple felines. When she’s not writing, she works as an editor and consultant for indie authors. She also volunteers her time running a 3000-member indie author support group. Free time is her single greatest fantasy, and if she happens to have a moment she spends it at the beach, traveling, shopping or…wait, who are we kidding? That’s about all she ever gets a chance to do.





Beneath: Two Book Bookset by Shandi Boyes – Review by Shannon Fowler

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Beneath the Secrets is the first part of Hugo’s story which includes many flash backs to high school and his forever crush on Ava. We first met Hugo in the Enigma series but this box set can be read without reading that series.

Oh Shandi Boyes! What have you done to my heart!?! Beneath the Secrets? Oh no you just created more secrets! Oh and that ending?! I have said this before in my reviews, there are some books that just make you say WTF did I just read…so yeah, right now, Shandi Boyes what the actual…did I just read!?!

Hugo’s story is huge! It starts when he was in high school, crushing on his little sister’s best friend, Ava. But being a player, he kept innocent Ava at arm’s length. Ava was raised by overly strict parents, with a father that bordered on mental abuse. Ava and Hugo’s friendship never falters over the years. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, at least for these two it does. However, lack of true communication, secrets and jealousy keeps them from getting a happily ever after, at least for now.

“I want a man who has no qualms in showing his affection even with a house full of spectators. A man devoted solely and entirely to me. That is what I want and crave. That is what I deserve.”

And then the second part of Hugo’s story is Beneath the Sheets. Shandi Boyes has given us another book boyfriend! We learn that our main character, Hugo, is protective, thoughtful, caring, sexy, strong and so much more. Beneath the Sheets is the conclusion to Beneath the Secrets, which makes this the perfect boxed set. Hugo made some choices in his life and we learn just how devastated he is from the choices he felt he had to make in his past. Those choices, of course, didn’t just devastate him but they devastated those he loved as well. His mother and father, his siblings, and Ava. Ava is the love of his life. And everything he does, he does for her. What he doesn’t know is that his choices, while made with the purest of heart and good intentions, crushed Ava. He also doesn’t know that Ava is waiting and praying for his return. A return that is a long time coming.

“It shouldn’t matter if it is a week or a year, if they are who your heart desires, that’s all that matters.”

I believe all readers of romance novels are looking for the kind of love Hugo has for Ava. Time doesn’t matter. Distance is no object. Nothing will stop Hugo from finding his happily ever after, even if he believes he doesn’t deserve it.

Shandi Boyes has a writing style that makes you want to just keep reading. The characters in her other books have become your friends, your family even. You want to be them. Beneath the Sheets is no different. Every one of her stories have had me turning page after page, non-stop! I loved that Ava wasn’t a weak female. Yes, she loved Hugo with her whole heart, yes she was crushed. Did she roll over and die when he made his choices? No, not quite. She needed to live and Shandi Boyes made sure she did. The male characters are swoon-worthy while the females are determined and strong. We all want someone to love while being loved right back and Ava is no different.

Definitely recommend this boxed set!

Reviewed by @shannonlovesbooks

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Enigma of Life (Enigma #1) by Shandi Boyes – Review by Amber Lange

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Enigma of Life by Shandi Boyes is a great contemporary romance that really sucked me in. I started reading this and was instantly invested. This was easily a book I could have read in one sitting had I been able to. I loved Isaac and Isabelle and I really liked Harlow. I think I am really going to enjoy this whole series. This is my first book by Shandi but definitely won’t be my last. I loved the writing and characters and the flow of the story. It moved along quite fast and I never got bored. Great story. 5 star rating.

Review by @nerdybrunette456

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Nikolai: A Mafia Prince Romance by Shandi Boyes – Review by Michelle Austin

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Nikolai was a great 5 star read.
All I can say is wow, the way the scenes are written my heart was racing right along with Justine’s especially when Nikolai tried to intimidate her with words and looks. The chemistry these two have is off the charts hot.

Justine is a first year lawyer, she is a strong, sassy character with some secrets of her own. She has a brother who saved her life, so now she’s trying to save his. When Nikolai ends up on house arrest at Justine’s for 72 hours, she tries her best to avoid him but he is making it very difficult. What will happen if he finds out her secret?

Nikolai is an extremely hot mafia Prince. At first I wasn’t sure I liked him but it didn’t take me long to fall hard. He is arrogant, controlling, dangerous, intimidating, and very smart. He knows what he wants and it’s Justine.

I don’t trust anyone, Ahren. The devil was once an angel too. – Nikolai

There is so much more to this great read. I had several LOL moments along with some heart stopping ones. All of the secondary characters were great. The ending left me wanting more and I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book. 1-click and get started today on this great steamy read.

Reviewed by @mab54615

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Nikolai: A Mafia Prince Romance by Shandi Boyes – Review by Liz Vrchota

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have read several of Shandi Boyes’s novels before, but I have to say I think that the Russian Mob Chronicles will be my new favorites from her going forward. Nikolai: A Mafia Prince Romance is so far my top favorite of hers, and I look forward to seeing if she tops it with her upcoming books in the Chronicles. I was blown away with how exquisite Boyes writing allows the story to just flow effortlessly for the reader once again. I was consumed from beginning to end and found myself finishing this novel fairly quickly in one sitting. I just couldn’t bear to walk away from it for one moment.

MmmMmm… I love secret love affairs. Shandi hit it out of the ball park with Justine and Nikolai. It wasn’t an easy wham bam and all steamy love scenes type of novel either. There were layers of stories and many different things going on that brought things together and led them to where they were. I am highly curious as to how things will eventually play out in the long run for everyone. I wouldn’t say this necessarily ended on a cliffhanger, but there is more to this story that I need to find out as soon as possible!

Review by @lizaileen
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Nikolai: A Mafia Prince Romance by Shandi Boyes – Review by Jana Teppih

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oh my … Nikolai: A Mafia Prince Romance is the first book in Shandi Boyes’ Russian Mob Chronicles and even though you can read it/them in their own rights, they are sort of also part of her mind blowing Enigma series (and that is also where we met Nikolai for the very first time)!! I read the first Enigma book over a year ago and I have been hooked ever since! I absolutely love how ‘fast’ she is and never leaves us waiting too long!
Nikolai is a story filled with twists and turns and danger and action and … well, it is a mafia story so I am sure you can imagine, at least to a certain extent! This story is obviously about Nikolai who at first I had really hard time to like and then, the more I learnt the more I started … hmmm…. liking him?!… and then there is Justine … every hero needs a heroine and I generally go more for stronger females but the more I read the more I could feel the heat and the chemistry between them … AND do not forget all these other little stories and sideliners that are peppered through the main story and I think I might need to re-read it as there were so many layers and I was simply inhaling it and I want to be prepared for the next steps of the journey …
If you are looking for a new writer then please, be invited into the world of Shandi Boyes! You will not be bored AND there are loads of stories to gorge on!

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Nikolai: A Mafia Prince Romance (Russian Mob Chronicles) by Shandi Boyes – Review by Debi Kircher

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Nikolai: A Mafia Prince Romance (Russian Mob Chronicles) by Shandi Boyes

5 Stars


Had to take some time to write this review because as usual Shandi has messed with my mind, I don’t know how she does it time and time again with every single book I read of hers.

This one was a bit different and I can’t help but wonder already how this story is going to develop and end, I know I will be finding out as soon as possible. My thoughts were all jacked up during this…Do I like this guy, or no? As the story progressed I realize Oh Yes I really like this guy..I was a bit unsure about Justine at first, I just wanted her to be a little stronger at the beginning, but she also drew me in quick once the story progressed. The heat between these two was something you could almost feel while reading.

I love all the little stories going on with each of them, her brother, his Dad, I have a feeling this is going to be one of those series that I will be rereading many many times, and can I just say that I have also fallen totally in love with Roman and can’t wait to see how his character is involved in the rest of this series.

She has done it again, and I highly recommend this book and even more so recommend this author. She is in a class of her own. An automatic one click for me, I don’t even read the synopsis anymore all I need is to see Shandi Boyes on the cover and it’s a no brainer!!

Loved Loved Loved It!!

Review by @debikircher

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Nikolai: A Mafia Prince Romance by Shandi Boyes – Review by Shannon Fowler

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Holy hotness!

You never know what you’re going to get when you read Shandi Boyes’ stories, but you can be sure you are going to get one heck of a story. One that will tease you, one that will break your heart and put it back together, one that will take you on an adventure like you have never been on before. Nikolai is no less. In fact, Nikolai is so much more. So much in fact that Shandi Boyes couldn’t fit him into one book!

I love that this story has a few hidden details. We don’t learn everything about Nikolai and Justine. Boyes gives us the details slowly over the course of the story. Which I am sure leads to the next book. I do wish we could have learned more details about Justine’s past. I get the feeling that it’s bad, but maybe that’s why Boyes is sparing the readers from that horror.

This story is not for the faint of heart or the under 18 reader. There are swear words and sexy situations. There’s violence and even more sex. The story is easy to read in that it flows well. No crazy flash backs, no crazy exes screwing everything up. There is one hot alpha telling us what he wants. And boy oh boy does he get it!

The ending with Nikolai’s brilliant plan to make everything right is beyond awesome! That third one! Oh my! What an ending! I am so ready to read the next one!

Review by @shannonlovesbooks

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Nikolai: A Mafia Prince Romance (The Russian Mob Chronicles Book #1) by Shandi Boyes – Review by Angela Hayes

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Nikolai: A Mafia Prince Romance is the first book in the Russian Mob Chronicles- and part of the incredible Enigma series by Shandi Boyes. This is an exceptionally well written story- and nothing less than what I have come to expect from this consummate storyteller. She manages to enthrall me with every new release, each book leaving me in complete awe of her talents. This book can be read as a standalone but believe me when I say that one of Ms. Boyes books will never be enough and you will WANT to go back to read the other books in the series too.
This is a captivating mafia romance, with plenty of twists, danger, action, some violence, and sooooooo much more. I fell in love with the characters and their story, but then again, I expected nothing less from Ms. Boyes.
We met Nikolai previously in the series, and I was immediately intrigued by him- but I have to be honest and say that I wasn’t sure I was going to ‘like’ him from what we had seen of him. I didn’t think I could become invested in him or his story- but I WAS SO WRONG!!! Ms. Boyes wove her magic, drawing me into her story and showed me that there is so much more to Nikolai than I had ever expected- and I couldn’t have loved him more than I do. Justine is fantastic, I just love how perfect she is and how wonderful these two are together. There are so many layers, facets and interwoven details throughout this series, little things that you read several books back, end up coming into play in ways you never expected. Brilliant!!!!
I have developed a serious addiction to Ms. Boyes books- and it’s one I’m not about to cure anytime soon!
Bring on the next book!

Thank you, Ms. Boyes!

Review by @angelahayes
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Nikolai: A Mafia Prince Romance by Shandi Boyes – Review by Sara Oxton

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Nikolai: A Mafia Prince Romance by Shandi Boyes a five-star read that you will adore. This is the first book in the Russian Mob Chronicles and I cant wait to read the rest, I am a huge fan of the author but have been waiting for a few books in the series to come out as I started another series by this author and waited like a loony for the next book in the series, I even called in sick to read the last book when it was released. This story has it all, its fast paced and thrilling and will make you feel like each page sets you in fire more than the last. Nikolai is a very powerful man, the description of him will curl your toes in the best way possible, I am sure I would be throwing a law degree away for him as I wouldn’t be able to stop myself.

Review by Saraoxo
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