Sunday, May 26, 2013

In My Mailbox {126}

In My Mailbox (IMM) is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren. Every week I'll post what books I've received either by mailbox/library/store.

I'll try to post an entry of IMM every Sunday that I receive books by mail/library/store of that week.

Books via Amazon
Don't Breathe a WordJessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side (Jessica, #1)
Don't Breathe a Word by Holly Cupala
Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey

Books via Paperback Swap
Secret WeaponSixteenth SummerTwenty Boy Summer
Secret Weapon by Opal Carew
Sixteenth Summer by Michelle Dalton
Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

Books via Publisher
Love at First Sight (Cupid, Texas, #1)The Officer and the Secret (Semper Fi, #3)Towering
Love at First Sight by Lori Wilde
The Officer and the Secret by Jeanette Murray
Towering by Alex Flinn

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Review: Rush by Maya Banks

Publish Date: February 5, 2013
Kindle {p. 396}
Genre: Erotica, BDSM
Series: Breathless #1
Source: Personal Library
Mia Crestwell, Gabe Hamilton

Gabe, Jace, and Ash: three of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the country. They’re accustomed to getting anything they want. Anything at all. For Gabe, it’s making one particular fantasy come true with a woman who was forbidden fruit. Now she’s ripe for the picking...

When Gabe Hamilton saw Mia Crestwell walk into the ballroom for his hotel’s grand opening, he knew he was going to hell for what he had planned. After all, Mia is his best friend’s little sister. Except she’s not so little anymore. And Gabe has waited a long time to act on his desires.

Gabe has starred in Mia’s fantasies more than once, ever since she was a teenager with a huge crush on her brother’s best friend. So what if Gabe’s fourteen years older? Mia knows he’s way out of her league, but her attraction has only grown stronger with time. She’s an adult now, and there’s no reason not to act on her most secret desires.

As Gabe pulls her into his provocative world, she realizes there’s a lot she doesn’t know about him or how exacting his demands can be. Their relationship is intense and obsessive, but as they cross the line from secret sexual odyssey to something deeper, their affair runs the risk of being exposed—and vulnerable to a betrayal far more intimate than either expected.
The book took a while for me to warm up to, mostly because I don't really care for the whole domination to the point of humilation. I got that type of feel from the way Gabe behaved at times. He did some really crappy things that made me dislike him.

Mia chose to go along with it, so I can't fault Gabe entirely. I didn't feel there was a true love connection between Gabe and Mia. More like a crush on Mia's part and ownership on Gabe's. Some of the things he had her doing made me wonder how he could truly love her and treat her that way.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Review: Bare It All by Lori Foster

Publish Date: April 30, 2013
Mass Market Paperback {p. 462}
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Series: Love Undercover #2
Source: Publisher
Alice Appleton, Reese Bareden

"A cop's craving to know more about the woman next door could prove fatal in the steamy new novel from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster"

As the person responsible for taking down a brutal human trafficker, Alice Appleton fears retaliation at every turn. No one knows about her past, which is exactly how she prefers it...until the sexy cop next door comes knocking.

Detective Reese Bareden thinks he knows what makes women tick, but his ever-elusive neighbor keeps him guessing like no other. Is his goal to unmask Alice's secrets? Or protect her from a dangerous new threat? One thing is certain: their chemistry is a time bomb waiting to explode. And with no one to trust but each other, Reese and Alice are soon drawn into a deadly maze of corruption, intrigue and desire-and into the line of fire....
Alice has a difficult past that she refuses to share with anyone, and Reese is determined to figure it out. I knew Reese wanted to know what the story was with Alice, I'm glad he chose to handle it the way he did. He didn't demand anything of her, he just let her do it in her own time in her own way. The chemistry between the two of them was apparent from the start, but I loved how Rowdy ( a character from the previous book) was thrown in the mix. Alice saw Rowdy as a brother, a confidant and it tended to piss off Reese.

The interaction and connection among all the characters was great. I loved the unity among all of them. It felt more like a family instead of friends and co-workers. Bare It All packed the right mix of suspense and romance. Reese was the perfect alpha male without being over-the-top about it. Aloce on the other hand bothered me a bit with some of the things she would do that put her in direct danger. But it was never to the point that made me loose interest in her or the story.

Definitely a series that I will be continuing and looking forward to reading more of.

Monday, May 6, 2013

In My Mailbox {125}

In My Mailbox (IMM) is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren. Every week I'll post what books I've received either by mailbox/library/store.

I'll try to post an entry of IMM every Sunday that I receive books by mail/library/store of that week.

Books via Publisher
How to Pursue a Princess (The Duchess Diaries, #2)The Look of Love (The Sullivans, #1)Wicked as She Wants (Blud, #2)
How to Pursue a Princess by Karen Hawkins
The Look of Love by Bella Andre
Wicked as she Wants by Delilah S. Dawson
Books via Reader Service
Big Sky Summer (Swoon-Worthy Cowboys, #4)A Brother's HonorThe Look of Love (The Sullivans, #1)Sea Glass Island (Ocean Breeze, #3)
Big Sky Summer by Linda Lael Miller
A Brother's Honor by Brenda Jackson
The Look of Love by Bella Andre
Sea Glass Island by Sherryl Woods

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