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March Wind (Wilder Irish book 3 ) by Mari Carr

Title: March Wind by Mari Carr

Date of Publication: September 12, 2017

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Even if I’d known I would lose Sunday McCormick Collins so early, I would have married that beautiful woman. What we shared is all I’ve ever wanted for my children and my grandchildren. Love isn’t about the happy ending. It’s about the happiness found each and every day you’re together. – Patrick “Pop” Collins

Padraig Collins loves his bartending job at Pat’s Pub, the Baltimore hangout owned by his equally beloved family. He’s young, carefree, filled with starry-eyed hopes and dreams for his future…which are irrevocably thrown off course when patron Mia Curtis comes into the bar, visibly upset. When she leaves in tears, Padraig follows. He hopes to give the young woman comfort and assurance. What he gets in return is a massive dose of reality.

Mia has a ticking time bomb in her head, an inoperable tumor, with a diagnosis of only six months to live. As Padraig lets her cry on his shoulder, listens to her heartbreakingly detail the things she’ll never get to experience, he’s forced to face some hard facts about the way he’s lived his own life up to this point. Meandering through each day as if youth means immortality, and he has all the time in the world.

An evening of soul-searching leads to a life-changing decision—Padraig will help Mia accomplish everything on her bucket list. He won’t let her die with a single regret. But that goal transforms into something far deeper when Padraig falls in love with the courageous woman. His once endless future shrinks to months instead of years, accompanied by a crushing sense of desperation.

Until they realize life isn’t measured in time. It’s measured in moments…

This story will hopefully widen your definition of a traditional happy-ever-after. Not all of us get the luxury of a lifetime…but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a lifetime’s worth of love in the time we’re given.

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I love Mari Carr, yes I do. But seriously, she made me go through my entire supply of tissues with this book. And I had a LOT of them! If you are looking for a happy ending where the guy gets the girl and they have 2.5 kids and a dog and all that, this book isn’t for you. But…if you want to read a book about what real love looks like, even if it has an expiration date, you’ll love March Wind. And I’m not sure this review can do the book justice.

This was a wonderful, if not tough at times, book to read. Padraig Connor is the son of Tris and Lane Connor. He mans the bar at Pat’s place. Mia Curtis has been coming there a couple nights a week since moving to town. But one night, Padraig notices she’s not her usual self. When she leaves the bar, he follows her.

Finding out she isn’t going to live a full life because of a terminal illness, Padraig decides to step up and help her fulfill items on her list of things to do so she won’t have regrets. Things like seeing the ocean, going to Paris, and eating a cake that is all her own with just her hands.The entire Collins clan pitches in to make sure Mia has love, laughter, and family for the short time she has left.

I’m telling you folks, grab that box of tissues. And make it a full one, because you don’t want to miss a word of this. Bravo Mari Carr, Bravo!

5 PLUS Super Stars!

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Writing a book was number one on Mari Carr’s bucket list and on her thirty-fourth birthday, she set out to see that goal achieved. Too many years later, her computer is jammed full of stories — novels, novellas, short stories and dead-ends and she has nearly eighty published works.

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Beautiful Beast by Aubrey Irons

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Title: Beautiful Beast
Author: Aubrey Irons
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 17, 2017
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Anastasia:

Here’s the first thing you should know: this is not a fairytale. Happily-ever-afters are fables, and Prince Charming is a sweet little lie.
I know all this because he taught me.
Once upon a lifetime ago, the rich, arrogant, sinfully gorgeous, and tragically broken dark prince of the Hamptons was my tormentor. My darkness, my shameful attraction, my all-consuming, forbidden temptation.
I hate Sebastian Crown because nine years ago, for one night, I was stupid enough to think I loved him. And I’ve been paying for it ever since.
Except now, he needs me to help him save his empire.
…And he’s not taking no for answer.

Bastian:

She’s my nemesis. My addiction. My weakness.
My obsession.
I used to tell myself I hated Anastasia Bell – for being poor, for not worshipping the ground I walked on, for looking at me like she pitied me for being me.
When the rest of my world always told me yes, she was the ever-provoking no.
She thinks I’m a monster – a tragic, fucked-up, broken beast.

She doesn’t know the half of it.
Because she can’t begin to know the crimes of my past, or imagine the things I’ve done to her behind the scenes since she left this place.
Years ago, I thought breaking her would fix me.
I was wrong.
Now I’ve got her in my sights again, and this time, I won’t be letting her go. Even if it means we both go down in flames…

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I have to say it. I find the romance market completely oversaturated with fairy tale remakes, which kind of drives me nuts. My annoyance is followed by the secret baby romance, (and all of the many baby-centric romances, makes me evil, I know!) the lovers-to-friends, billionaire takes a virgin, followed closely by anything virgin. So, what I’m trying to get across is that it takes a really special book for me to choose one of these, hence Beautiful Beast.

We have Sebastian Crown, our beast of the tale. He’s a total jerk. 9 years earlier, he humiliated and broke Anastasia Bell and ran her out-of-town. Now, she’s back, and it’s not for the reason she thinks.

Bastian is the rich guy living in a castle and Ana is the poor gardener’s daughter who Bastian lives to torment. But he has his reasons for running her out-of-town, and he has her reasons for bringing her back. Both of them are broken, can Bastien be saved?

I really enjoyed this take on Beauty and the Beast. Bastian is a complete and total jerk, but through going back and forth from when they first meet at childhood to the present, we get to see just what drives Bastian’s behavior. A wonderfully sexy take on the classic fairy tale! And Hello! Just LOOK at who is on the cover! Mmm I’m having a meltdown myself!

4 Fairy Tale Stars!

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Trouble (Bad Boy Homecoming Book 2) by Avery Flynn

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Trouble by Avery Flynn

Release Date: June 27th, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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A high school reunion is about to get down and dirty and a whole lot more complicated in this new romance from USA Today bestselling author Avery Flynn.

Brains and a badass attitude. That’s all troublemaker Leah Camacho took with her when she left Catfish Creek. She’d promised herself she’d never go back, but when the invite to her tenth high school reunion arrived along with the chance to show everyone who doubted her what a success she’s made of herself, she couldn’t resist. However, when she discovers a 15-carat, stolen diamond in her rental car’s glove box, there’s only one man she can turn to for help—the same sexy, stubborn domineering man who’d smashed her heart all those years ago.

Sheriff Drew Jackson knew a long time ago that Leah Camacho was nothing but trouble and has sworn to never get caught up in her again—no matter how damn sexy she is or how badly he’d failed to forget her. But, when the woman who test drove his heart right into a concrete wall rolls into Catfish Creek with some serious bad guys on her tail, it’s up to him to keep her safe—even if that means guarding her hot bod 24/7 without giving into temptation or losing his mind.

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Trouble by Avery Flynn is one of the books in the Bad Boy Homecoming Series that I have so recently become addicted to. And what’s not to be addicted to? We have Avery, then there is Carrie Ann Ryan, Katee Robert, Kennedy Layne (Honor, for which I have reviewed and loved!!), and Stacey Kennedy! Just these ladies names alone would prompt me to read a series, even if it was about…hmmm making cookies! But I digress, it’s all about coming home to tiny Catfish Creek for a high school reunion.

Trouble is a tie-in with her series B-Squad, (which I am so going to get my hands on! Look for the reviews soon!) Leah Camacho is coming home for her high school reunion, but she ends up bringing home trouble. That’s nothing new for Leah, and sexy town sheriff Drew Jackson is used to Leah’s shenannigan’s. This time, a stolen diamond and a couple of rhinestone cowboys come with her.

Drew only has a few days left of being sheriff and having to deal with the craziness of Catfish Creek, does he want to get involved with the woman he once left behind that was nothing but trouble? Will the B-Squad get involved? You’ll want to grab up this book and find out! I absolutely loved this book! The sex scenes were oh-so-smoking hot that they were right off the hotness meter! Drew sure does know how to use a set of handcuffs! I’m most certainly going out and getting Avery’s B-Squad books after reading this!

5 Arresting Kinkadelic Stars!

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Spinning the wheel as he hit the brakes, he came to a stop behind the sports car at an angle that blocked it from reversing. Drew got out of his truck, keeping the open door between him and the other car and flicked open the leather strap on his hip holster that kept his sheriff’s office-issued 9mm locked in place.

“Get out of the vehicle,” he hollered.

The car’s driver’s side door opened wide. The first part of the driver to appear was one shapely leg wearing skin-tight denim punctuated with scuffed up black Doc Martens. Some sort of danger alarm sounded in Drew’s head, but not the kind that warned of bullets or other bodily danger. A woman got out, facing away from him, her hands up and her dark hair a long silky curtain that led his attention straight down her back to the high curve of her ass poured into those jeans. Parts of him that had no place in police business sat up and noticed. Her ass was a testament to the reason why society required women to wear full dresses for so long—because men were weak, lust-addled idiots when it came to asses like the one that looked more than a little familiar to Drew. His gaze snapped back up as his internal alarm went from quiet buzz to all-out blare. He knew that ass, that hair, and those damn boots.

“Turn around,” he ordered.

She did. Her lush mouth—one he knew far too well—was compressed into a tight line, her attention focused on something behind him. Leah Camacho was back and with her always came trouble—for him, for his sanity, and for the part of him that still thought of her at opportune moments in the shower.

“Drew,” she said, making his name sound like a curse and a promise. “Get on the other side of the door.”

Listening to Leah Camacho was the last thing he should be doing, but he did it anyway for reasons he didn’t understand. Just as he rounded the door, an extended cab pickup truck turned the corner. The tires were big, the windows dark, and the speed was slow. As it puttered by, Drew looked it over and mentally confirmed it didn’t belong to any of the usual suspects in Catfish Creek. Of course, the high school reunion was bringing in lots of folks who hadn’t been here in a while. At the corner, the truck sped up, peeling away from the stop sign and taking a hard right back toward the highway.

“Who was that?” he asked, the smell of burnt rubber drifting back toward them.

“No fucking clue but they’ve been on my ass for the past hour,” she said, reaching up and winding her long hair into a knot on the top of her head—the move emphasizing her amazing tits and making Drew’s mouth go dry. “I didn’t realize I’d be stopping on your turf.”

He bet not. After what happened last time they were together, she’d made avoiding him into an art form. However, the fact that he was the law in town, however temporarily, meant avoiding her was an impossibility because wherever Leah Camacho went, trouble was sure to follow. He glanced down at exhibit A.

“What happened to your tire?” he asked.

“No clue,” she said, her voice tight with a lie. “I must have run over something.”

Drew squatted down and took a closer look at the tire. It didn’t have a tear, it was just gone as if it had been a blow out. If Leah had run over something big enough to do that, she would have realized it.

“What in the hell is going on, Leah?”

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The Bad Guy by Celia Aaron

 

Title: The Bad Guy

Author: Celia Aaron

Genre: Dark Romance

Release Date: May 21, 2017

 

Blurb

 

My name is Sebastian Lindstrom, and I’m the villain of this

story.

I’ve decided to lay myself bare. To tell the truth for once

in my hollow life, no matter how dark it gets. And I can assure you, it will

get so dark that you’ll find yourself feeling around the blackened corners of

my mind, seeking a door handle that isn’t there.

Don’t mistake this for a confession. I neither seek

forgiveness nor would I accept it. My sins are my own. They keep me company.

Instead, this is the true tale of how I found her, how I stole her, and how I

lost her.

She was a damsel, one who already had her white knight. But

every fairy tale has a villain, someone waiting in the wings to rip it all

down. A scoundrel who will set the world on fire if that means he gets what he

wants. That’s me.

I’m the bad guy.

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Sometimes, a book comes along that makes you squirm. Maybe, because you are totally uncomfortable, maybe because you are turned on, or it could be a bit of both. The Bad Guy is a bit of both for me. Sebastian Lindstrom is the bad guy in this story, the “White Knight” is Link, Sebastion’s VP of Marketing in the company that Sebastian is the CEO of, then, there is Camille Briarlane. She’s a teacher, biologist, and botanist. Most of all, she becomes the obsession of both men.

But as we get into this story, we start to wonder. We know Sebastian is not quite right. He doesn’t process emotions like the rest of us, but he does do quite a bit for Camille that makes you say hmmm. Then there is our white knight, maybe he’s not so white after all?

I absolutely loved this book! And I really liked Sebastian, where in the beginning, I was all for someone hitting him with a lead pipe. Camille is a cool customer, if not a bit much into her plants. And Mint? You’ll love that kid!

5 Monster Stars!!!

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Dangerously Bad by Eden Bradley

Being bad never felt so good…

Duff Stewart has two specialties: restoring vintage motorcycles and doing bad things to beautiful girls at New Orleans’s most notorious BDSM club. And there’s no girl he’d rather be with than the stunning Layla Chouset.

Layla has sworn off relationships with Dominant men, but there’s something about the gorgeous Scotsman, and he is determined to win her heart. She may agree to submit to his every want and desire, but can she submit to love…?

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I get big time excited when Eden Bradley has a new book out, because for people like me, she’s a goddess. I’m a subbie and not afraid to say it, while I don’t mind reading BDSM books written by authors not in the lifestyle, I do prefer it. Eden knows what she’s writing about, which makes the experience for me as a reader, writer, blogger and yes, a sub, way more satisfying.

So, I excitedly dove into the book and then I stopped. The brakes went on for a couple of reasons. One, I’m not a fan of interracial books where it’s the woman. And it’s not because i’m racial, it’s because I put myself in the characters place, so that just turns it off for me. Then, the biggest reason…Layla is a Domme. That usually makes me just toss the book aside and be done with it, and when it’s the “male dom converts female domme into sub” storyline, I usually stay as far away from the book as I can, BUT this is Eden Bradley, so I decided to keep on going with it. I’m very glad I did.

Eden did a fantastic job with recent Scotland transplant Duff Stewart, cousin to Jaime. A hot Scot in a kilt with a killer bod and a brogue? Um, yeah. You can bet I’d convert from a domme, a vanilla chick, even a nun, to get my hands on Duff. Luckily, our Domme doesn’t take most of the book to decide to submit to Duff. (another of my toss the book reasons) Smart girl. The scenes the two of them have are so hot I needed the AC cranked on high. Eden writes incredible sex scenes. Once again, I’m just blown away.

5 Big Bad Stars

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Bayside Desires (Love in Bloom-Bayside Summers 1) by Melissa Foster

Synopsis

Fall in love at Bayside, where sandy beaches, good friends, and true love come together in the sweet small towns of Cape Cod.

BAYSIDE SUMMERS is a series of standalone steamy romance novels featuring alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They’re fun, flirty, flawed, deeply emotional, always passionate, and easy to relate to.

“​With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!” -NYT Bestseller Julie Kenner​

“Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!” -NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely​

In Bayside Desires…
As the co-owner of Bayside Resorts, Rick Savage has a fabulous job working with his best friends and brother, and a thriving business in Washington, DC, which he’ll be returning to at the end of the summer. Spending time with his family is great, but being back on Cape Cod has unearthed painful memories. When sweet, smart, and overly cautious Desiree Cleary moves in next door, Rick is drawn to the sexy preschool teacher, and she just might prove to be the perfect distraction.

Running an art gallery was not in preschool teacher Desiree Cleary’s plans, but after being tricked into coming to her impetuous, unreliable mother’s aid, she’s stuck spending the summer with the badass half sister she barely knows and a misbehaving dog. If that’s not frustrating enough, she can’t escape the sparks igniting with her strikingly handsome and pushy neighbor, Rick, who makes all her warning bells go off.

Passion ignites as Desiree and Rick spend long summer nights sharing heartfelt confessions and steamy kisses. For the first time in years Rick is enjoying life again instead of hiding behind mounds of work miles away from his family. Desiree has touched him in a way that makes him want to slow down. Only slowing down means dealing with his demons, and he isn’t sure who he’ll be when he comes out the other side.

All Bayside books can be read as standalone novels or as part of the series:
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Bayside Summers is part of the Love in Bloom romance collection by New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. While each book may be read as a standalone, you might enjoy reading the entire Love in Bloom series. Characters from each sub-series appear in future books. Visit Melissa’s website for family trees, series checklists, and more.

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Bayside Desires by Melissa Foster is the first book in the Bayside Summers series which fits in her Love In Bloom series of books. (I’d be here for a long, long time if I listed all of those books) But the good part is that all of the books can be read as a standalone. I’ll stand right up and admit that the reason I decided to read this book initially was that it was set in Cape Cod, Mass. Seeing as how I’m from Massachusetts and have spent many a summer “Down the Cape”, it appealed.

I ended up loving it oh so very much, and for me to love a straight-up vanilla romance says a lot about the author. It was a total, feel-good, romantic, beachside read for me. I’m definitely going back to read it’s sister series. But the premise here is that straight-laced school teacher Desiree Cleary gets an e-mail from her wayward mom telling her she needs to come and run her Cape Cod art gallery for the summer because it might prolong her life. Desiree is in for a surprise when she shows up and so does her sister Violet, who got the same message, about HER. What mom Lizza does next is shocking.

But the uptight Desiree meets Rick Savage, who is partners with his brother and friend in Bayside Resort. He is down for a few weeks for renovations before flying back to DC for his stifling 80 hour a week company. He and Desiree meet with quite a splash, and the fireworks are instant. But it’s the Cosmos that brings them together. Problem is, both of them have jobs to go back to, and there’s one big problem for two estranged sisters to deal with.

There is lots of romance in this book, and by the end, (more like a third way through) you’ll fall in love with Rick and want him for your very own book boyfriend. He’s THAT swoon-worthy. Desiree just blooms throughout this book and becomes an amazing, loving woman you just want to hug. And the secondary characters are just fabulous! My absolute favorite was Violet, my soul sister. She had me laughing so hard at points, and despite her snark, she obviously loves and protects Desiree. My favorite line of the whole book was Violet to Des…

“Fine. I love your sorry a**. Now let’s go into P-town and see what kind of f**kery we can get into.”

You gotta love a sister who will drag you to the gayest place in the Northeast to have yourself a great time, Lord knows I always do!

5 Starry Night Stars!

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Hide: Crash Series, Vol 2 by Drew Jordan

Hide: Crash Series, Vol 2 by Drew Jordan

Date of Publication: March 14, 2016

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Laney and The Stranger’s unusual love story continues in this erotic thriller…

A plane crash brought me to the cabin in the woods with the stranger, but love and sex keeps me here, as his willing captive. Nothing can take me from his arms, not even a man from my past. But the police have questions for me. For us.

All I’ve ever wanted is to stay with the stranger, the man I crave and need, but my secrets are starting to unravel. Escape is what the stranger demands and I’ll do anything for him, including leaving the cabin and creating a new identity. I’ll do whatever he tells me to do- with my body, my heart, my soul.

The last time I loved, I lost. I won’t let that happen again.

HIDE is the follow up to the bestselling erotic thriller, CRASH, with the series conclusion, EXPOSE: The Stranger’s Story, releasing in late 2016. For mature readers only.

All you need is love and a strong alibi…

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Hide is the second book in the Crash trilogy by Drew Jordan and if you aren’t a fan of dark, kinky, psychological romance, stop right here. Otherwise, commence on. I’ve gone through the reviews on Amazon and such and realized one thing, this type of book isn’t for everyone. Unfortunately, some people review based on how characters behave and on their sexual proclivities. To them I say, Just put the book down, move on to a book you DO like, and don’t bother leaving a review. Or, as my mother always said, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. My dad’s version was the same but the last part was …then just keep your f*ing trap shut! : )

 

On to the book review! We pick up where we left off, and this is after Laney has killed Michael. So we learn without a shadow of a doubt that she really is a little crazy, but hey, she fits right in with our stranger perfectly. Then after he disposes of the body with a snow machine, he spanks her, they have some wild and nasty sex, and he proceeds to tie her spread eagle to the bed with a jug of water and a straw in reach and he plans to take off and leave her there as punishment. (here’s where I add that of all the crazy, mixed up stuff that he does, this really bothers me. Until the end of the next book anyway ; )  )

 

We find out some more of her secrets here and they assume different names. Laney also takes a trip back home to tie up loose ends, but gets called back earlier than expected. You’ll have to read to see what happened with that, it’s just another example of how very twisted our ‘hero’ is. They are just both two very twisted people who fit together like two puzzle pieces. As crazy as some of this gets, it’s enjoyable to read, and the third book is just going to be a culmination of all this crazy and shock everyone. So exciting!

4 Freaky Stars!

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Drew Jordan has always liked the dark, mysterious, and sexy, and she wrote CRASH after a writer friend challenged her to “write without rules.” She lives in Miami Beach, the opposite of snowy Alaska, a fact she is grateful for every day in January.

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Posted in Alpha Heroes, Domestic Discipline/Spanking, Domination, Law Enforcement, May/December, New Release, Romantic Suspense, Stormy Night Publications, Voluntary ARC Read

Undercover Daddy by Katherine Deane

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Blurb:

Twenty-five-year-old Alex Makowski wants nothing more than to live up to her father’s legacy on the police force, but when she bungles a major drug bust she ends up placed on administrative leave. Her chance to redeem herself comes in the form of an assignment working alongside Sergeant Connor Doyle, her father’s former partner and best friend.

Some of the contestants in a kink-themed charity pageant have been receiving ominous messages, and Connor and Alex have been tasked with going undercover at the event. He will be her daddy dom, and they will need to do whatever is necessary to play the part convincingly.

Connor jumps at the opportunity to take Alex in hand, and soon enough she is blushing crimson as her bare bottom is soundly spanked. But when the punishment is over she is left aching for his touch, and before she knows it she is writhing in ecstasy as her stern, sexy daddy brings her to a shattering climax over his knee.

Alex and Connor find themselves slipping naturally into their roles as their investigation gets underway, and when he takes her in his arms and shows her how a dominant man makes love to a woman, their passion is more intense than she ever thought possible. But when the mission puts both of their lives at risk, will their newfound romance survive?

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Spanking romances for me are a take it or leave it proposition. Some of them are just too much spanking, discipline, and age-play, all which do not appeal to me. Same with Daddy Dom dynamics. Some of them are fine, but add the age play aspect and it gets dicey. So I wasn’t sure going into this if I was going to even get through the whole book. I’m happy to report I did, and I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Alex is a female cop who messes up a drug bust. When she gets back from her suspension, she gets asked to go undercover as a little to a Daddy in a littles pageant. It seems there are death threats. The problem comes in when her ‘Daddy’ is her father’s ex-partner Connor. Despite everything, they get together and enter the contest.

They have to deal with a drama queen who thinks it’s all about her, looking for suspects, and sceneing in public. All the while feelings get involved, but are they mutual? And will Connor be able to protect Alex? Grab a copy of Undercover Daddy and find out.

I found the book to be totally enjoyable and I loved Connor and Alex together, especially the way he took care of her. Just great writing, and I couldn’t put it down!

5 Daddy Domalicious Stars

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Excerpt:

“Naughty little thing, getting turned on by your spanking.” He smacked her hard twice on each side, and turned his chair so her lower half faced their audience. “Show them.” He slapped the inside of her legs, and her legs spread wide, giving everyone a glimpse of just how unstrung she was over his lap. He was about to ask her if it was too much, if he was crossing a line, when she hooked her left leg over his and began humping him.

The crowd murmured its approval as she rubbed her wet clit against his pants. Damnit, he was about to come unglued himself. Out of the corner of his eye, a woman dropped to her knees and started pulling her partner’s zipper down. Another pulled her skirt up for her daddy to stroke her while they watched. This was surreal. He should have been mortified that he was even thinking about following through with this hedonistic display with Alex. But he wasn’t. His cock was too busy reminding him of just how damned aroused he was. He would finish their show, then take his woman back to their room and fuck her senseless. Anything less would kill him.

Smacking her ass a few more times, he pressed her down harder onto his knee. “Keep doing that. Don’t stop, little girl.” Already getting out of breath and overheated with lust, she continued grinding as he smacked her ass, the sound echoing throughout the room. Obviously someone else wanted their own happy ending.

He gave her one more hard swat, and she erupted against his leg, shrieking as she flailed and flopped and gripped his knee for all she was worth. Her arousal drenched his pants, seeping through the dark material and onto his skin. She sagged against him with a loud groan.

“Oh, no.” He brought her back up so she was over his lap again, but this time straddled her with his own leg, holding her in place. “I’m not through with you. Do you know what happens to little girls who orgasm without Daddy’s permission?”

“N-no. Oh.” Her flushed face met his.

“Daddy’s going to make you come so hard you scream.”

“No, please, I can’t.” She shuddered against him, but he held her firm and struck her thighs again. With a moan, she collapsed over his lap.

“Yes, you can. And you will for all these people watching you.” He squeezed her hot cheek and she moaned. “They want to see a very naughty girl get punished.”

“Ah!” She groaned when he tickled her clit and pinched it.

“Oh, yes, Daddy’s going to punish you in front of all these people. I’m going to punish your ass inside and out. And you’re going to see stars. Then you’re going to apologize to everyone for being so naughty and orgasming without my permission.”

He took a bit of her moisture from her nether lips and ran it along her puckered back hole, and her whole body tightened in response.

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Posted in Alpha Heroes, Domestic Discipline/Spanking, Domination, New Release, Romance, Stormy Night Publications, Voluntary ARC Read

Her Marine Rancher by Dinah McLeod

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Blurb:

After yet another run-in with the law, nineteen-year-old Cassie Ellis has finally pushed things too far. Facing the prospect of jail time, she agrees to an alternate arrangement in which she will serve her sentence on a local ranch instead, but she soon learns that rancher Robert Johnston will not tolerate the kind of delinquent behavior she’s been getting away with for far too long.

The handsome Marine Corps veteran takes Cassie under his wing, and his kindness and warm sense of humor make it impossible for her not to like him, but when she sneaks out at night and violates the terms of her probation he does not hesitate to bare her bottom and spank her soundly.

The stern punishment brings out a side of Cassie that she didn’t know existed, and she quickly finds herself longing for Robert to hold her in his strong arms and make her his own. When he claims her at last, his masterful lovemaking leaves her utterly satisfied, and a passionate romance quickly blossoms between them. But will there always be a place for Cassie on the ranch, even once her sentence is over?

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Her Marine Rancher by Dinah McLeod is a first read by this author for me. I’ll be honest, I came pretty close to putting the book down in the beginning, but that was entirely due to Cassie. Her behavior was just way too over the top, even for me. I got the fact she needed a strong male authority, but it was just bordering on insanity.

Once she finally got to our marine rancher Robbie’s house, she does seem to settle down some and act her age. She manages to work with the dominant, no-nonsense, older man well. Robbie treats her kindly, respectfully, but with a firm hand. But one night she totally gets out of control and goes back to doing her risky, and just plain wrong activities. Let’s just say her hind quarters pay for it. Robbie is quite the spanker.

Before we know it, they are an item. But is it just to scratch an itch? Will Robbie let her go? You’ll have to grab a copy. And I suggest you do! This was a really great read, and Ms McLeod is a wonderful and entertaining writer.

4 Spankadelic Stars!

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Excerpt:

Wait, what are you doing?” Cassie asked as Robbie took hold of her wrist and pulled her over to a kitchen chair.

“I’m going to teach you a very, very good lesson about being smarter and more responsible in the future,” he replied calmly as he sat down.

“Robbie…” She twisted her wrist this way and that, but he kept a firm grip on it. “You’re scaring me.”

“There’s nothing to be scared of. You’re going to be a little sore—well, make that a lot sore, but it won’t kill you.”

Sore? What was he talking about? To her shock Cassie found herself being pulled face-down over his lap. “Robbie! Robbie, stop!”

“Don’t say ‘stop’ before I’ve even started.” With that, a sound very much like a gunshot rang out through the room, followed quickly by her yelp of protest.

“Ouch! What are you doing?”

“I told you,” he said peppering the seat of her jeans with crisp, hard spanks. “I’m teaching you a lesson.”

“But I d-don’t l-like it!” she squeaked.

“Naughty girls rarely do,” he replied as he continued to soundly spank her. “But even if they don’t like getting spanked, it does tend to make an impression, and that’s exactly what I intend to do.”

He was making an impression all right. An impression of his hand on her ass! Cassie began to squirm, but as his hand continued to warm up the back of her blue jeans she became more desperate and twisted and turned.

“Be still,” he warned.

“I can’t! It hurts!”

“That’s the whole point. Maybe your butt will hurt enough to make you think twice before you hurt other people.”

“I won’t! I won’t hurt anyone ever again—ever!” she squealed.

“Hmm, I’m not convinced.”

Before she could ask him what would convince him—she was willing to say anything to make it stop!—he shocked her by pulling down her jeans. “Robbie! What are you doing?”

“I thought that would be obvious. You deserve a long, hard spanking, Cassandra, and that’s exactly what you’re going to get.”

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Provocative (White Lies Book 1) by Lisa Renee Jones

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Provocative (White Lies Book One) by Lisa Renee Jones

Release Date:  April 18th

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Book one in the sexy and intense new White Lies duet by Lisa Renee Jones!

 There are those moments in life that are provocative in their very existences, that embed in our minds forever, and sometimes our very souls. They change us, mold us, maybe even save save us. But some are darker, dangerous. If we allow them to, they control us. Seduce us. Quite possibly even destroy us.

The moment I walked into Sonoma’s Reid Winter Winery and Vineyard and made eye contact with Faith Winter for the first time was one of those moments. Provocative because I know at least one of her secrets, of which, I suspect she has many. Provocative because she believes I was a stranger to her when we met, but I am not. Provocative because I sought her out, with no intention of touching her. But now I have. Now I want her. Now I have to have her. But that changes nothing. It doesn’t change why I came for her.

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*rubbing my hands together* There’s nothing like a new series from Lisa Renee Jones to get the juices pumping. You just know there is going to be intrigue, extremely hot page burning sex, and that your main characters are going to be totally combustible in the right and wrong ways. Did I mention the hot sex?

Nick decides to get close to Faith, who is an artist, to prove or disprove his theory. We get a cameo or two from Chris Merit and the lovely Sara. (Inside Out Series) But, as with a lot of Lisa Renee’s books, this does end on a cliffy. I am happy to say that we only have to wait until July 11 for part 2 thank goodness. Because I just have to know. Did she? Or Didn’t she?

5 Sublimely Suspenseful Stars

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A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:

Hi everyone!

I’m so excited that PROVOCATIVE is available now! Just a few notes: if you order PROVOCATIVE this week only you will get $1 off and it will only be $2.99 – I will be increasing this price at the end of the week! You’ll also receive the FREE novella Rebecca’s Forgotten Journals (these are NEW journal entries) in the back of your copy!

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About the Author:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series. Suzanne Todd (producer of Alice in Wonderland) on the INSIDE OUT series: Lisa has created a beautiful, complicated, and sensual world that is filled with intrigue and suspense. Sara’s character is strong, flawed, complex, and sexy – a modern girl we all can identify with.

In addition to the success of Lisa’s INSIDE OUT series, Lisa has published many successful titles. The TALL, DARK AND DEADLY series and THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN series, both spent several months on a combination of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists. Lisa is presently working on a dark, edgy new series, Dirty Money, for St. Martin’s Press.

Prior to publishing Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by the Dallas Women’s Magazine. In 1998 Lisa was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at www.lisareneejones.com and she is active on Twitter and Facebook daily.

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