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Book Review: ‘Double Dare’ by Saskia Walker

Title: Double Dare

Published: 12th May 2011

Author: Saskia Walker

Twitter: @saskiawalker

Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/author/show/104558.Saskia_Walker

 

Synopsis:

A truth or dare game.

A mutual desire for erotic discovery.

Investment broker Abigail Douglas has got it all, but Abby—the woman—longs for a secret affair, a playmate who knows nothing about her high-powered business world, and Zac Bordino might just be the man. He’s mysterious and sexy—just right for Abby’s walk on the wild side—but very soon she finds that she wants more, and his mysterious, evasive nature makes her curious. Is there more to this sexy, entrepreneurial club owner than meets the eye? And why does she suddenly feel as if her every move is being watched?

Zac Bordino is perplexed when he realizes that the woman managing his business investments is the same woman he’s having an affair with. She’s pretending to be a little nobody out for a good time, and because she’s a red hot number he plays along, cautiously observing her to get to the truth. From high-powered offices in London to pulse-pounding nightclubs in Paris, they find an insatiably perfect match in business and in pleasure. But when Zac begins to fall for Abby, he has to decide whether to reveal the secret link between them, or try to win her heart first.

80,000 words in length, contemporary erotic romance.

Please note: this novel has been previously published with an alternative cover. This title contains explicit language, frequent graphic m/f sex scenes and a small amount of f/f content.

 

Review:

Goes down as another off my 2018 Bookworm Bingo Challenge – A book by a female author. Seems Abby’s way of getting herself geared up to do something is to dare herself. When she meets Zac for the first time she has quite a few banked to follow through with the chemistry bubbling between them.

So the chemistry between Abby and Zac when they first meet could be called electric. He holds the lift for her and while first looks get both their attentions it’s the fact that another couple in their are getting a bit frisky that seems to heat things up. Seems her looking at them and then seeing him looking at her watching them is turning them both on to no end. Her floor arrives and she thinks the charge between them will end. Not so much when he gets off after her to deliver some papers. Now here you would think she’d say who she is and what she does but as the result usually intimidates men she likes she says she’s a new receptionist. He seems interested all the same, enough to give her his card for somewhere new to check out called The Hub. Now he’s made the impression he’s just the delivery guy so this misdirection of jobs does go both ways. Could another chance meeting be on the cards to sort things out?

Seems the papers were from Zac’s mother for her investment package trying to be pulled together by the company. She wants him to take over from her now she’s retired but he’s not too keen with his own business starting. Well that is until he sees a certain face within the company brochure that is. Seems Abby may have lied but he doesn’t know why. She’s now looking after the account and he can’t figure out if she is playing some kind of angle to get ahead. He needs trust but trust is earned. Well it should be anyway but our girl Abby seems to feel the pull for Zac too much to step back and question things straight off.

She and her friend Marcy go to a show at The Hub – one that starts to awaken inner desires she never knew she had – and bumps into him again. He all but insists they should meet again and it doesn’t take long for Abby to crave him enough to distraction by returning the next night. Seems she gets what she came for, him too, but its not enough to fuel their need for each other. One taste was never going to be enough with these two. He wants the truth but goes about it wrongly when getting his friend Nathan to look into her life by following her. The longer they are together the harder the tension bubbles with him as he has dug himself a hole by not saying who he really is and how they are now connected.

Loved the fun that Zac and Abby had in Paris though. A romantic place to explore, along with how they feel about each other, where they go forward and how fun it is to open yourself to new pleasures. Its like Zac wanted to do everything he could think of to show her how he feels knowing that at any moment it could come crashing down.

Seems they aren’t the only ones being dragged into a world of fun and games with a couple of lies thrown in for good measure. When Nathan looks into Abby he goes to her office and bumps into Suzanne. He’d usually be the one to pick up a woman but seems the tables have turned and she’s the one looking for control. But by what they get up to later that night I don’t think he minds one bit.

Thought Ed was a bit funny at the end with how he almost wanted Abby to be broken hearted that that he’d got with someone else. Then the confused face he has when he still doesn’t get that she really has no feelings on the matter either way. Now Abby’s boss Tom on the other hand was just a sexual harassment lawsuit waiting to happen. What a creep! Thought the part with her friend Marcy, with how they progress when talking about how hot and bothered Zac makes her, was completely unnecessary and just felt a bit randomly placed. They could have still talk but didn’t really need to go further.

Double dare this girl and she’s likely to do anything, seems to be her thing. Zac certainly knows how to bring out her creative sexual side. He’s more than happy to oblige. It’s just the elephant in the room that’s going to cause a bit of chaos. Lets see how it pans out.

4 out of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book from the author for my honest review.

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Book Review: ‘The Virgin and the Beast’ by Stasia Black

Title: The Virgin and the Beast: A Dark Erotic Beauty and the Beast Tale (Stud Ranch Standalone)

Published: 30th July 2017

Author: Stasia Black

Facebook: www.facebook.com/StasiaBlackAuthor

Twitter: @stasiawritesmut

Instagram: www.instagram.com/stasiablackauthor

 

Synopsis:

They say good things come to those who wait.

Bullsh*%!

My whole life has been about waiting. Playing it safe. Be the good girl, don’t color outside the lines. Put in the hard work trying to prove myself to Dad, then to my college professors, then to my boss at New World Media. Just waiting for the day when it will all pay off.

And right when it was all starting to—I finally had the house, the job, I was even thinking about getting a cat—boom!—my life explodes and suddenly now I’m here and—

“All done,” the doctor interrupts my thoughts, pulling off her gloves with a loud snap.

Even from the bed where I’m lying, my legs spread like the Thanksgiving turkey, I can hear the impatient growl of the man standing in the doorway. If you can even call him a man. More like a beast out of a friggin’ fairytale. “Well?”

Her pronouncement echoes throughout the room while the speculum is still inside me. “She’s a virgin.”

Intended for mature audience. Steamy romance with dark themes.

 

Review:

Full disclosure this is a story involving Master/Slave roles not Dom/Sub. The slave, or pet as he likes to call her, must submit completely and trust her Master to take care of her every need. The feeding from his hands, him leading her around, telling her what to do/not do and beyond controlling things in the bedroom department you can just about get your head around but the tampons thing I think was a step too far. I mean there’s close and then there’s too close. If you are looking for a sexy twist on the classic this could be for you. However if you are just thinking it will be a sweet Beauty and the Beast romance you should step away. The theme is there, basics with her father being in trouble, Xavier keeping her and him being a beast of a man with scars, buts that’s as far as it goes. Well he does also have a big library so that is something.

So Melanie is not having the best of days. In the wake of her fathers impending court case with him on trial with fraud she thought that would be the worst of it. Not so much when she gets fired from her job because of it. No matter how hard she might try to get them to change their minds seems she’s out and now going to be in trouble with having no income. Chances of getting another job also being very slim. So when she gets an unexpected visitor who offers her a way out you may just think she would take it. This mystery person the lawyer is representing says his client is willing to get her father out of the country and set up somewhere safe. In exchange she just has to give up a year of her life to spend with said mystery man, oh and also be the mother of his future heir he wants. You know nothing too crazy right? To say she sees red and wants to throw him out the nearest window would be an understatement but he seems to think she will come around in the end. Seems he was right to think that when she gets home and realizes just how much trouble her father is really in, her also with death threats coming in from some very bad people. So she does the unthinkable, she calls that number and signs on the dotted line thinking it’s just a year and a baby (ok breath Melanie), what’s the worst that could happen? Well…

So her father gets carted off to place unknown for his safely while she is transported to god knows where to meet her mystery man. She gets a shock and some second thoughts when she meets him. Not just from his scars but from the size of him and his persona. Dominance pulses off him and she can do nothing but shrink into herself. As the blurb suggests the first thing that happens is she is examined. Seems mystery man is very pleased that she is a virgin, something she is now a bit scared of thinking of the size of him. For the first few days she just thinks he is going to pounce on her with no say so but he just vanishes. Seems to put her into a false sense of calm because he was just waiting until he had proof her father was someone safe. This is his green light but she just wants to slow things down and actually talk. Before that moment I think she thought this baby was going to be made with a turkey baster, um wrong. From this moment the energy between them changes. He knows she is a virgin but doesn’t say anything to put her at ease it’s more about knowing her body and reading her responses to him, which she has plenty. This first time is very much forced submission, something she never thought she would want to do but can’t seem to, or want to, say no.

It’s from this moment on that things start to change for her and not in a great way to begin with. Melanie doesn’t want to lose her own independence and feels she is losing herself the longer she is with Xavier. He is asking things of her that she doesn’t want to do, well at first anyway, submitting and being fed from the floor by his feet being a few. He wants to become her Master and have control over her to keep her safe but he doesn’t always go about it the right way. Perhaps if he had explained why he is the way he is sooner things may have started differently, you know without feeling the need to punish her by putting her in a dog cage outside when she broke a rule, but that’s his shortcomings. One thing that is clear is that he wants her to come to him. He needs to break her down to see whether he would be able to keep her. He runs a horse sanctuary and sometimes has wild horses he needs break so is using the same tactics on her. Not that she realizes this straight away. One thing he makes clear is that after that first time if she wants him again she is going to need to beg. He has ways to get her to the point of madness, as everything is so new to her. He does get a bit creative with what to get her ‘off’ with when refusing her what she is slowly craving. The longer this progresses the more she starts to crave his way of life he has made for her. Though on more than one occasion she does think her feelings could be that of Stockholm which is worrying but she made her bed and seems to like having Xavier lying in it.

Xavier calls Melanie Precious in moments when he feels she is slowly starting to let her guard down and let him in. This is a bit of a clue to how he feels about her even if he can’t say it yet but his own demons our holding him back from seeing where it could go and if he could really keep her for good. Trust has to go both ways and until that happens they can’t move forward.

4 out of 5 stars

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Release Blitz: ‘Guarded’ by R. C. Martin

 

Title: Guarded
Author: R.C. Martin
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: September 8, 2017

 

Blurb
she’s distractingly Gorgeous. in my line of work, I can’t afford to be Unfocused, but she is just as Alluring as she is forbidden. I should stay away, and yet I don’t.// he is Ridiculously sexy. never have I ever been Drawn to a man so ardently. his touch is Everything, consuming me completely. what exists between us Deserves a chance, but he won’t let me in.

raw. passionate. desperate. real. I take her there—every time.// he feels it, too—I know he does. we could have it all, if only he wasn’t so guarded.

 

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Author Bio
I’m a born and bred Coloradan. While I now reside in Virginia, the land of the Rocky Mountains is where I’ve left a piece of my heart and where my characters come to life. I started writing love stories when I was seventeen, and I haven’t been able to stop! With me, you’ll find that I dabble in a few different romance genres, but my voice is one that’s all about the heart. Writing is my dream; and as a dreamer, you can rest assured that there are many more novels in my head that I can hardly wait to share.
 
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Book Review: ‘Doctor-Patient Confidentiality Volume Five’ by Eme Strife

Title: Doctor-Patient Confidentiality Volume Five

Published: 31st March 2015

Publisher: (Eme)nded Publishing

Author: Eme Strife

Facebook: www.facebook.com/emestrifeauthor

Twitter: @emestrife

 

Synopsis:

Two very different people.
One scandalous proposition.
Endless possibilities…

***

I breathe out deeply, shuddering on exhale.

I can’t believe I’m about to do this…

My hand visibly trembles as I try to grip the stupid felt pen, shaking as I bring its pointed tip to the immaculate paper to sign on the line.

From the corner of my eye, I catch Dr. Frost staring at me, his own eyes intent and unwavering, and he’s eerily silent. I can’t even begin to imagine what he’s thinking. I probably don’t even want to know.

I really just need to get this over with before I panic and change my mind again.

I hold my breath as my eyes flutter closed. I feel my hand move on its own accord, gripping the pen tightly.

All it takes is two seconds.

And then it’s done.

I reluctantly open my eyes again and look down at my signature; a mesh of cursive letters sitting on the long dotted line – physical proof that I, Ramona Georgette Gallo, have agreed to the unthinkable.

The deal is sealed.

And there’s no backing out.

 

Review:

What a way to end a book? Four was good but this one, well, sexual tension galore when you get Ramona and Dex in a room together. Anybody have a match to spark this fire because surely its time it burned?

Start as you mean to go on Dr Frost with your idea of business. His condition on keeping quiet about what she was up to at that party becoming quite clear. My theory that he could be looking for a new sub gets stronger with each book and now this contract deal where she would be his for a determined amount of time for a large sum of money is on the table things are about to get interesting. Ramona may have told him no but the countdown has only just begun. 30 days to decide if she is going to sign and be his. Her reaction to him is so strong whenever he is near that its clear she wants him already. In a way you have a feeling she already is, she just needs to say yes. She may want him but the fact that he is married plays a big part in her holding back, well that and selling herself that is. Though the more she goes over the contract and reads what he would want to do to her the more she gets turned on. To the point where she feels she wants to submit to him the more dominating he acts. He wants her and it seems willing to do whatever it takes to get her. Seeing her at the party and finding that she wanted to work for Rainbow escorts is just a means to an end with getting her and giving her what she desperately needs in the process, and not just money.

Not as much interaction between them with this one as it’s more to do with the countdown she faces and her inner monologues. (Really wish we could get into Dex’s head too, now that would be interesting.) The debts of her grandmother and her medical bills are only getting higher but when her grandmother gets ill things are starting to sway more to yes than no. Though is the need for money just an excuse to say yes? She also seems to be getting attention elsewhere from the school hottie Jamie and Trixie’s brother Drake. She can’t seem to figure out if they are playing a game or bet of some kind as can’t see why they would be interested. Or more to the point from the moment she met Dr Frost she no longer ‘sees’ other guys.

With how book one started you know the answer to whether she signs on the dotted line or not but its the getting there that’s fun. Hold on to your hats because I think we are soon about to see Dr Frost’s true dominating side in the bedroom. Well fingers crossed anyway because I’m not sure how much longer I can wait. Mr. dark, domineering, mysterious, sexy man that he is needs to come out and play. She’s about to submit to your will so lets see where you take it from here.

4 out of 5 stars

I received this ARC from the author for my honest review.

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Release Blitz: ‘The Unrequited’ by Saffron A. Kent

Title: The Unrequited
Author: Saffron A. Kent
Genre: Contemporary/Erotic Romance
Release Date: July 13, 2017


Blurb

Layla Robinson is not crazy. She is suffering from unrequited love. But it’s time to move on. No more stalking, no more obsessive calling.

What she needs is a distraction. The blue-eyed guy she keeps seeing around campus could be a great one—only he is the new poetry professor—the married poetry professor.

Thomas Abrams is a stereotypical artist—rude, arrogant, and broody—but his glares and taunts don’t scare Layla. She might be bad at poetry, but she is good at reading between the lines. Beneath his prickly façade, Thomas is lonely, and Layla wants to know why. Obsessively.

Sometimes you do get what you want. Sometimes you end up in the storage room of a bar with your professor and you kiss him. Sometimes he kisses you back like the world is ending and he will never get to kiss you again. He kisses you until you forget the years of unrequited love; you forget all the rules, and you dare to reach for something that is not yours.

NOTE: Please be aware that this book deals with sensitive topics like cheating and death. 18+ Only.

 

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I’m hit by a storm of desire to kiss him better. It’s a tornado, an avalanche in my body, and in one breathless moment, I decide to go for it. It’s okay. I can take the blame for it later.

I break the rules and reach up and kiss him. A feathery peck on his plump lips, it’s a kiss of solidarity, a kiss that intends to tell him I understand—but one isn’t enough. It only manages to ratchet up my lust. So I give him another, this time on the corner of his mouth, and then another one on his jaw.

It’s not enough, these small, barely-there touches. I want more, but I won’t take it. I’ll be good; I’ll only give.

Abruptly, he fists my curls and stops me. I look at him fearfully, ready to apologize—not for the kiss, but for being the kisser. His gaze reflects passion, stark, raving need, and I shiver, despite wearing layers and sweating with his heat.

“Are you trying to kiss me, Layla?” he rasps, flexing his fingers on my makeshift ponytail.

He couldn’t tell? Blush rises to the surface and I know I’m glowing like a neon sign. Swallowing, I nod. “Yes.”

He inches closer to me, still not touching—as impossible as that is—but infinitely closer. “You want to kiss me, Miss Robinson, you do it right.”

Oh God, does he have to call me that? Now, here? My spine arches on its own and my heavy tits graze the contours of his shuddering chest.

“H-How?” I ask innocently, belying the daring action of my body. His stern, professor-y voice is doing things to me, making me wild, uncontrolled.

For a second, he’s silent, just watching. I’m afraid he’ll back out from whatever this is, whatever insanity we’re about to commit—but then I sense the shift in the liquor-laced air as he opens his mouth and growls, “Like this.”

 

 

Author Bio
 Writer of bad romances. Coffee Addict. White Russian Drinker. Imaginary Ballet Dancer and poetess. Aspiring Lana Del Ray of the book world.

I’m a big believer in love (obviously). I believe in happily ever after, the butterflies and the tingling. But I also believe in edgy, rough and gutsy kind of love. I believe in pushing the boundaries, darker (sometimes morally ambiguous) emotions and imperfections.

The kind of love I write about is flawed just like my characters. And I hope by the end of it, you’ll come to root for them just as much as me. Because love, no matter where it comes from, is always pure and beautiful.




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