Black Lights: Valentine Roulette

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Title – Black Light: Valentine Roulette
Author – Livia Grant, Jennifer Bene, Addison Cain, Sophie Kisker, Lee Savino. Renee Rose, Maren Smith, Measha Stone
Series – Boxset
Genre – Erotica
Publication Date – February 10th
Cliffhanger – No
Rating – 5 Stars
Recommended – Yes

This book was so good. I loved the concept of putting novellas together to create a boxset all based on the same plot.

This boxset is based of 8 couples, each novella included is based on a different couples experiences during the Valentine Roulette game at Black Light BDSM club. This game includes one wheel that chooses the Dom and Sub that are put together, and another wheel that chooses the activity the couple will have to partake in. If the couples complete the chosen activity for 30 minutes, they can spin the wheel again. 3 hours, and if this is completed the participants win free membership for 1 month.

As expected, this game throws together some unlikely pairs.

I loved each story individually, as expected there was certain stories and couples I preferred over other but overall I enjoyed the book as a whole. I enjoyed all the different scenes in the book, some being a lot more extreme than others. I also really enjoyed seeing how different all the Dominate men were, and it shows that no Dom/Sub pairing is the same.

Below I’ve rated the novels from most-least favourite based on my personal opinion:
Revealed (Khloe and Ryder)
Unraveled (Spencer and Klara)
Unbroken (Abby and Newton)
Unmasked (Chessie and Senator Kane)
Stripped (Sari and Adam)
Bared (Riley and Dane)
Wet (Sienna and Alexander)
Broken (Jennifer and Derek)

Overall, a must read.

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Heart of a Savage – LaShanta Charles

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 Title – Heart of a Savage
Author – LaShanta Charles.
Series – No
Genre – Romance
Publication Date – January 31st
Cliffhanger – No
Rating – 5 Stars.
Recommended – Yes!

I just loved Nico! I found his character to so endearing and lovable. A real alpha male in every sense, but to those he lets close a real lovely giant.

Bailey’s character was great, for someone who has faced so much hurt in her life and continues to face it all the way through the story she showed real bravery.

The way the author has written this story makes you really feel for both characters and you connect with them both right from the beginning pages. Both characters backgrounds and emotions are told clearly and in a way that makes you feel those emotions right along with them.

I also have to say, the characters from the gym were a brilliant touch in this book. I just absolutely loved everything about the interactions between all of the guys. They really made me laugh and I found myself looking forward to any bits of the story that they were included in. Id love to read more on each of these characters individually.

Overall, this book is a must read. I just loved it, and i’m so glad to have read it.

Story of L -Debra Hyde

Thanks to Netgalley and Riverdale Avenue Books for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 

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Title – Story of L
Author – Debra Hyde
Series – No
Genre – Erotica, LGBTQ
Publication Date – February 17th 2017
Cliffhanger – No
Rating – 4 Stars
Recommended – Yes

I really enjoyed this book. I’ve read a lot of M/F and M/M BDSM based novels, so to read a F/F was a nice change. The story is based on two main characters Liv and Cassandra as well a character, they are both mature characters which I also found refreshing to read since I don’t often find that in the books I read.

This book is a story about nontraditional love, two characters finding a love that suits them both perfectly and provides them both with everything they need and desire.

Liv classes herself as a switch within the scene, both able to be dominant and submissive. Once she comes in contact with Cassandra who manages to go beyond all of Liv’s expectations, she finds herself craving a more submissive role. Cassandra is known as a hard dom, she’ll push boundaries and get what she wants but there is a side to Cassandra that people don’t often see. She is looking for the perfect submissive, someone both willing to love and bend to command.

This book was good, I liked the characters, I found the story easy and pleasing to read. The scenes were hot. My only issue is that I something found that the story moved too quickly in places but apart from this, a great read.

Before the Leap – Liz Isaacson

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Title – Before the Leap
Author – Liz Isaacson
Series – Gold Valley Romance
Genre – Romance
Publication Date – December 31st 2016
Rating – 4 Stars
Recommended – Yes!

This book is written in both Jace and Belle’s POV. This is a real bonus for me. I love to read both characters POV because it makes you connect to both the story and characters better. I always think that a book told from both characters means that you can empathize and understand why they do things.

Jace hasn’t a great experience when it comes to love to say the least. After being left at the alter on his wedding day, Jace’s view on love is definitely a bit bitter but when you hear his feeling on his brothers relationships etc you realize it’s mainly because hes so lonely but refuses to put himself into a position where he could be hurt again.

Belle is back in her home town after a bad break up and loosing her job. Shes now trying to make a name for herself. She managed to score herself a job renovating the ranch where Jace is foreman. Jace and Belle have known each other all their lives, they love to wind each other up but now that they meet again, there seem to an undeniable chemistry between them that was never there before.

Will Jace learn to forgive the past and love again? Will Belle be patient enough to allow him that time?

This book was beautiful, a real story about two characters who are trying to repair their lives and move on.

No Good Dead – Dana Volney

Thanks to NetGalley for an early copy of this book.

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Title – No Good Dead
Author – Dana Volney
Series – Good to Be Bad
Genre – Romance, Mystery, Thriller
Publication Date – February 22nd 2017
Rating – 4 Stars
Recommended – Yes, Definitely

Able is a hit-man that finds himself on the other side of things when someone makes an attempt at killing him, leading him to realize that other assassins have died in the past 2 weeks. This sparks Able to bring together a team of fellow assassins in the business to investigate on who is targeting them.

Teagan finds herself right in the middle of trouble, trying to avenge her sisters life after she was killed trying to bring down a dodgy government involved business who are selling weapons to terrorists who are in turn using them to kill troops. After things turn sour and Teagan is framed for the death of a police officer, Able comes to break her out of jail since she is a valuable part of finding out who is after him.

Together with the help of their team Able and Teagan work out whats going on and along the way find out that their is an attraction between them that goes beyond the “stress relief” they agreed with each other.
Able is a complicated man that doesn’t do feelings though, so can they both find out a way to be together or will they loose each other after the investigation is solved?

I loved this book, I loved the characters and I cant wait to read more from this author.
This book caught my attention from just reading the blurb and i’m so glad to say that it did not disappoint!

Reaper’s Claim – Elise Simone

I got a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
3.5 stars***

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I’m definitely conflicted on this book, which is the reason for my rating. I enjoyed the book, it was a long story and I read it in 1/2 days so I can say that the book did capture my attention. To me the main thing I liked about this book was the character’s, I thought the character’s were very well developed. They draw you in to the story, and I fell in love with Reaper’s character. Although his character is complicated and at times extremely frustrating it made him more lovable in my eyes. I also found the book enjoyable to read because it was easy to follow. I thought the author done a great job in giving what seems like a very realistic MC romance novels and that’s what I like about it. Often you read this genre and its very far fetched. This book was believable, and I enjoyed that about it. It made me laugh at parts, it also made me cry! I like a book that make you feel a wide range of emotions.

The reason in conflicted about the book is I feel that it start out so well then it seems to flat line a bit in the middle. I feel like there is a lot of scenes in the book thAt were unnecessary, almost like the author had too many ideas in her head and was trying to fling it all into the one book. It was also very repetitive, there’s only so many times you can read about a dramatic event, a break up then a make up before it becomes predictable, and this happened ALOT in the book.

Overall I would definitely recommend you at least give this book a shot! If you like books with hot alpha male characters, romance, MC shenanigans then I think you’d enjoy this book.

I look forward to reading this next book, as it finished on a SERIOUS cliffhanger.

The Arrangement – Jenna Fox

Thank you to NetGalley for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 

5Stars*****

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To readers like me who love a story based on controlling, older alpha males and hot Dom/Sub type relationships – look no further, this is for you!

I loved this book and with the way the book ended, the squeals have gone straight on my to-read list. I cannot wait to read more.

Sullivan’s character is so messed up and he made me so angry at points but you just can’t help but root for him. I’m really looking forward to reading more about the reasons he’s so screwed up when it comes to any type of emotions.

If you want a book that captures you, teases you emotions.. I definetly recommend.

Jenna Fox is a new author to me and I definitely have my eye open for more!