Genre: BDSM

Provocative by Lisa Renee Jones

Posted May 8, 2017 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Provocative by Lisa Renee Jones

Okay biggest downside to duets, waiting for the second one to come out. I picked up this book with every intention not to read it until the second book came out (I am seriously not a person with any kind of patience), but the cover was so pretty and it kept staring at me from my kindle, so I broke and I read it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad I read it, but I’m so bummed I have to wait to find out what happens next. I want to say I have read a book by Lisa Renee Jones in the past, but it’s been a long time, but remember enjoying the book I read by her in the past, and since this is a duet, I figured this would be a good place to jump in and try out her writing again. I think if you are unfamiliar with her, this would be a good choice to jump in a try out her writing. There are a lot of things about this book I liked, some of them are small and nuanced, others are big themes, but needless to say there are a lot of things I enjoyed about this book. So honestly, when you first meet Nick (a.k.a. Tiger) he’s at a function at Faith’s family winery. I honestly didn’t pick up on the fact that Nick knew who Faith was until after their first meeting, so either it was good writing or Nick is just that […]

Wicked Charming by Nazarea Andrews

Posted February 15, 2017 by Kate in Blog Tour, Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Wicked Charming by Nazarea Andrews

I love books that kind of retell fairytales, I kind of adore fairytales, so modern interpretations of them make me super happy. When I read the blurb about this one, and how all the male fairytale characters seem to have opened up a BDSM club together, well to say my interest was peeked would be an understatement. So the first book in this series focusing on the Prince Charming character. He’s heir to a huge pharmaceutical empire, but he is totally not down with that becoming his life. He loves being part owner of the Kingdom, although he has been feeling a tad bit restless, but being a corporate guy, so not his thing. Charming is kind of looking to maybe settle down, or rather find himself a submissive who doesn’t bore him before the scene is even over, so when he takes a liking to one of the bartenders at the club, things really start to shift for him. I hate to admit it, but I had a hard time getting into this book, it wasn’t so much the story or the subject matter, but the nicknames. Each guy has a nickname, Charming, Wolf, Beast, etc, and they also have real names too, like Charming is Samul Charming, which wasn’t too hard to catch on to, but some of the others were. And the name are used to often and interchangeable in the beginning that it was a bit much for me. Maybe I’m just terrible at names. Now […]

My Addiction by Cassie Ryan

Posted October 23, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
My Addiction by Cassie Ryan

I must admit that I’m not the world’s biggest fan of BDSM books, and it’s not because I don’t like the content, but rather because the BDSM elements always seem to be done badly, or the elements overwhelm the book to the point where the characters are more like caricatures. I am one of those people who NEED character development in my books. The blurb on this book convinced me to take a chance on this book. I’m glad I did, it really was enjoyable. So we meet Dex, who is my kind of man physical & personality wise, he is coming into a new dungeon, but it’s not all for fun, it’s because he has a job to do. He was sent to The Dungeon as an undercover cop who is sent in to make contact with Kate, a woman who is suspected of helping to funnel money to terrorist organizations. It turns out she is a sub whose Doms all seem to be high powered men who may also be involved in this plot. From the moment we meet Dex, I liked him. He intercedes when he first meets Kate in a bad position, he doesn’t overpower her or treat her like she is fragile, which I really liked. He is cares about Kate and seems determined almost from the beginning to make sure he can prove that Kate had nothing to do with what is going on. I liked how sweet he was with Kate. I also […]

Sweetest Taboo by J. Kenner

Posted October 1, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Sweetest Taboo by J. Kenner

So we are back with the final installment from Jane and Dallas. Things have really changed with these two since the first two books, and if you are thinking you can walk into this book without reading the other two first, you are sadly mistaken. You do get some more fun cameos from other characters from J. Kenner’s books, so be on the lookout for that. Don’t read this review if you haven’t read the second book yet, spoilers from that book are in this review. So once we pick up in this book Jane has gone missing and to say Dallas is going out of his mind with worry would be an understatement. Dallas and Jane are finally out in the open, their parents have cut them off financially, and the media is all over their story, but these two don’t find happiness right away. Thankfully Jane doesn’t stay missing for very long, but it puts all the more pressure on Dallas and Jane to figure out who was behind all these events in the first place. There are some heartbreaking scenes with these two as the book continues. Certain people become implicated in the plot, people that both Dallas and Jane are close to, and seeing how they react to those things, how they handle it is sometimes very sad to read. Also the strained relationship between Jane and Dallas and their parents is also hard to read, especially with their dad. I mean I wish he would […]

RAW by Belle Aurora

Posted July 26, 2016 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
RAW by Belle Aurora

So part of the reason why I like the KU program is that it gives me the chance to try out new authors and books I wouldn’t normally try out. This was my first Belle Aurora book, and I wasn’t really sure what to expect. The reason why I picked up this book was the whole, I fell in love with my stalker component. I’ve read a lot of books where a stalker is involved, but honestly the stalker always ends up trying to kill the heroine, not the heroine falling in love with the stalker. So this was a new element for me, and I love new stuff. So this book takes place in Australia, once again, making me want to go to Australia. Our heroine is Alexa, and she is basically a social worker, and a pretty good one at that. You can tell she cares about all of the kids who come her way, she really wants to do right by them, especially because it’s something she can identify with, having grown up in a hard household and running away when she was in her teens. The funny thing is she is well aware that she has a stalker, she seems him all the time (so clearly he isn’t very subtle), but she doesn’t say anything to anyone about him, and he doesn’t really frighten her. One day she is attacked, and her stalker comes to her rescue. This was kind of an interesting way to start […]

Hottest Mess by J. Kenner

Posted July 17, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, Just Okay, Review, Teaser / 0 Comments
Hottest Mess by J. Kenner

And I’m back for book two. I really do like J. Kenner, and I actually like a well written stepbrother romance, and this book has a mystery element going on, so while all the stars seemingly are aligned, I somehow can’t get into this series the way I really want to. So we pick back up in this book pretty much where we left off. Jane and Dallas are involved with each other, but still in secret, because these two aren’t just stepbrother and sister, no there parents adopted them, so by law they are as related to each other as if they shared DNA. In that regard I actually felt pretty bad for them, I mean loving someone that you know you could get into serious trouble just for being together, the whole thing kind of sucks. Oh and did I mention Dallas is still keeping up his whole I’m a ladies man thing, yeah, that was no exactly easy for Jane to deal with, but I understood the reasoning behind it all. The plot of who kidnapped Jane and Dallas when they were younger definitely starts making some strides in this book, and I have to admit this was the element in the book that kept me interested. I love a good mystery. Also I felt like most of the character growth with these two was about moving on from what happened to them and finding closure as well as finding the people responsible. So really this plot […]

Hold Me Until Forever by Christina Phillips

Posted July 15, 2016 by Kate in Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments
Hold Me Until Forever by Christina Phillips

I read the second book in this series, and liked it, so it was an easy choice for me to pick up this book. This book apparently has a bit more of BDSM element to it, after all our hero owns a BDSM club, so I was mildly concerned. My big issue with these kinds of books is that they are often done quite poorly, but in this book I would call BDSM-lite. While Alex is a bit of a control freak, and they use some of the lingo, there is very little actually BDSM in this book. So if that’s a hang up for you, fear not, this book is safe. More about our hero, Alex. Alex has a tragic past, his father was abusive, and one night when he was quite young, he killed his father while his father was basically in the middle of trying to kill his brothers. I think its safe to say that anyone would be affecting by having something like that in their past. And it has resulted in Alex being unable to trust himself or others, and through this has spent his life trying to control every single aspect of life, all the time. He likes Ella, our heroine, but he doesn’t trust himself with her, so he avoids her. I feel bad for him, clearly he is messed up from his past, and while there are occasions in the book where he comes off as being commitment-phobic, the reality is he […]

Dirty Love by Meghan March

Posted May 31, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments
Dirty Love by Meghan March

This is the second book in this series, so don’t read it (or this review) until you have read the first book first! That being said, I really had high hopes for this series, mostly because I really do love the authors writing, and I loved the series before this one. I didn’t fall in love with the first book in the way I had hoped for. But seeing as how it ended on a cliff hanger, I decided that I would reserve judgement until the story wrapped up once and for all. So when the book started I was really interested to see how Greer was going to deal with the bombshell that was dropped at the end of book one, (spoiler) Cav is her brother’s half brother! Needless to say she didn’t handle the news all that well. Which I understood. So she lets her brother take her away to deal with the basically betrayal by Cav, and what does she do, she gets on Twitter again. Honestly I felt like Greer acted a bit like a child sometimes. It was really infuriating to me in parts, I think it was meant to be funny to the reader, but it was kind of cringeworthy for me. But honestly, my biggest problem with Greer was that she felt like doormat to me. I mean here we have this guy Cav, who obviously she has feelings for, but he’s lied to her the entire time they have known each other. […]

Hush by E.K. Blair

Posted May 20, 2016 by Kate in Review, Skip It / 0 Comments
Hush by E.K. Blair

So I have been reading this series since the very beginning. And truthfully, I was never really sure what to make of the series overall, I mean it is some serious intense stuff, you almost never know what is going to happen next. I remember after the first book wondering how in the heck this series was going to keep going if everyone kept dying. So here we are at the end of the series, the final book, and I honestly just couldn’t see how this was going to be a happy ending, and honestly I don’t think a happy ending would ever fit in Elizabeth’s world. So this is one of those books where I don’t feel like I can say a whole heck of a lot about the book without ruining everything for you, so I am going to stick with only talking about the stuff that you would have known from book two. So Elizabeth and Declan are basically trying to figure out where to go from here, and there is the matter of the person who got off the plane at the end of book two, so there is a lot of time spent dealing with finding that person and then dealing with it all. And of course because this is Elizabeth and Declan they have a lot of other little smaller things going on that are super dramatic and suspenseful. So here is the reason why I couldn’t really give this book a good rating, […]

F*ck Buddy by Scott Hildreth

Posted May 10, 2016 by Kate in Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments
F*ck Buddy by Scott Hildreth

So I got this book on Kindle Unlimited one night when I was looking for something to read. Honestly, the title appealed to me, I are blunt, I’m a blunt person in real life so this is my kind of title. Plus after reading the blurb I knew I would be on board with two best friends with entering into a friends with benefits relationships, I love those in books. I don’t think I was prepared for the more darker turn the book took, but darker themes never bother me in, part of real life and all that. So Liv and Luke are best friends, and they have one of those great relationships where they are completely comfortable with each other and really have a good understanding of each other. Luke is actually a really interesting character, I think I definitely liked him a lot more then I liked Liv. He’s very much so a free spirit, he basically spends his life surfing but yet never wants to be signed, money is not something that motivates him. He does have a kind of tortured vibe to him, like something happened to him in his past (and it did). In the beginning when the whole friends with benefits thing happened Luke was actually very concerned because he thinks of himself as like something is wrong with the desires he has for the bedroom. The two of them engage in some interesting between the sheets fun, and honestly if you really like […]