Genre: Erotica

House Rules by Cathryn Fox

Posted June 1, 2017 by Kate in Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments
House Rules by Cathryn Fox

I’m not sure exactly what I was expecting this book to be. I mean of course I read the blurb, or more likely just glanced at it. The thing is all I really need to see if the whole best friends sibling thing and I’m pretty much guaranteed to pick up the book. I think what was most interesting about this blurb is the the whole dossier thing. This is the second book in the series so I assume in the first book they outline what the dossier is in more detail, or at least how they came to make the pact, but what I worked out was that a group of friends each picked a name and on the birthday of the name picked they would make a dossier of activities for that person to do all arranged for. I think it was a way to give their friend a great experience while also pushing them outside of their own boundaries, and honestly if anyone needed to be pushed outside of their boundaries it was Kennedy. So Kennedy is museum curator in Chicago and she seems to pretty much have no life. She lives in her own well crafted bubble. So when he dossier sends her to London and tells her that they have arranged for her to be a stripper for a night at one of the most exclusive gentlemen clubs in the city, well let’s just say she’s not exactly on board. I thought the stripper thing […]

Dating the Undead by Juliet Lyons

Posted May 2, 2017 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Dating the Undead by Juliet Lyons

I don’t know what I was fully expecting out of this book, but honestly whatever I was expecting, the book was way better. I think I went into this thinking it was going to be more romantic comedy then anything else, mostly because that’s kind of how much online dating books tend to go, a lot of weird first dates, finally finding the right guy (although almost always not through the website) and some laughs and a HEA as the cherry on top. This book totally had some funny moments, don’t get me wrong, but I wouldn’t call the book a romantic comedy. I loved how the book started off, frankly Silver at a party throwing drinks at people is good way to both get a good laugh, and get good sense of her personality. Silver is sassy, sometimes combative, has a lot of guts, has great inner monologue, and she is just honestly fun to read and easy to like. As for the whole vampire element to this book, I have to say I like how it was handled. Vamps are out in the open, but it’s almost like nonchalant like, sure there are vampires out in the world, but they don’t require blood, and no one really fears them. That actually kind of worked for me, mostly because the vampires were more like people, they had the same traits they had when they were human, they just were stronger, maybe had an ability or two, and lived forever […]

The Stranger by Abigail Barnette

Posted April 4, 2017 by Kate in loved it, Review / 0 Comments
The Stranger by Abigail Barnette

Okay, seriously, why has no one told me about this book before? I mean really, I have been missing out. And frankly, you have too. I am not a person who enjoys novellas, occasionally they work for me when they are like the middle of two books in a series to fill in a gap, or maybe to sometimes set up a series, but even then it’s not like I love them. I’m sorry I just need more, lots of words, give me all the words. But this book, LOVE. As the blurb sets it up, Sophie is our heroine, and Leif (a.k.a Neil in future books), meet at an airport, their flight is cancelled and Sophie who is basically bailing on college and striking her own path in life, without much regard for planning, gets the courage to go up to the hot older guy and hit on him. Things obviously progress quickly. If you are looking for some kind of love connection here, look somewhere else, I mean for real. This is all about the hot and sweaty and dirty and maybe the occasional shower to clean up afterwards. I’m not sure why I was able to love these characters the way I did without fully knowing them, because frankly there isn’t a lot of story here, it takes place over like 24 hours and mostly consists of sex, but it just works. I think the thing I like the most about Sophie is that she learns to […]

The Billionaire Beast by Jackie Ashenden

Posted March 28, 2017 by Kate in Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments
The Billionaire Beast by Jackie Ashenden

So clearly this book is a retelling of a fairytale, Beauty and the Beast, it’s also very timely given the movie just came out, but nevertheless I was looking forward to reading this book because I love modern retellings of fairytales. Obviously in the fairytale the Beast is actually, you know a beast, whereas Nero in this book is just a man, but a man who has some serious baggage that seems to have resulted in some pretty serious agoraphobia. But he does have a similar temperament I would say. So the book starts with Phoebe going to Nero as a job applicant, he has a lot of money, and is super difficult to work for and can’t keep an assistant, so he’s offering a ton of money, and Phoebe needs the cash. First off I noticed the mind games that Nero seems to like to play on anyone who comes into his domain. I wonder almost if he plays the games because it’s really the only contact he has with people, and he doesn’t seem to be very good with people. I didn’t really like how kind of stalkery he is, I mean he watches everyone all the time, from this like secret control room, where of course it turns out the whole house is outfitted with camera, it’s a little creepy. Also for me, Nero was hard to like. I mean I liked Beast in the fairytale, he had moments of being sweet or kind, his shell was […]

Dear Agony by Georgia Cates

Posted March 10, 2017 by Kate in Kindle Unlimited, Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Dear Agony by Georgia Cates

Heads up, this book is sad, or maybe sad isn’t the right word, but it for sure pulls on the heart strings pretty hard. So if you are looking for a cheery, upbeat, fun romance, walk away now. This book ain’t named Dear Agony for no reason. I love books with older guys, so I was super stoked when I realized this guy is definitely an older guy, woot woot. So we meet Rose when she is literally on the street just trying to make enough money to eat so she doesn’t have to dig through trash in order to find her next meal. I felt for her right from the beginning, I mean there is poor and then there is homeless and starving, so right from the beginning of the book I wanted Rose to find happy. She is approached by a woman who basically offers her the world, to get her healthy, educated, well cared for, and all she is has to do is be a companion to rich men. I know, I know what you’re thinking, but I promise she isn’t a prostitute. She’s literally just a companion, a friend, who lives in. Generally to the older crowd. Bash is looking for a companion, he’s a hot guy, takes great care of himself, super successful, there is a big age gap between him and Rose, but he wants her for his companion. And the reason, man, the reason, he’s got a health issue, and figures he wants […]

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 […]

Only for You by Naima Simone

Posted December 15, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments
Only for You by Naima Simone

I wasn’t sure what to expect out of this book, I liked the blurb, the idea behind two people running into each other after a long time apart, separated by more then just time, but also by betrayal. Just works for me. What can I say I am a sucker for the drama, I like when two people have a lot of pain and suffering to work through. Honestly, the reason why this book gets three stars for me is because it’s almost exclusively physical. Yes there are some emotional moments, but most of the emotional turmoil is internal and all happens while naked and heating up the pages. Don’t get me wrong I like some hotness in my books, but I also like there to me more than just physical. Our leading man is Killian (seriously love this name lately) and he’s definitely carrying some serious baggage. He was sent to jail for two years, after the woman he loved basically turned him in and he never heard from her again. He has some serious PTSD like symptoms when it comes to dealing with his experiences in jail, mostly in confined spaces. He’s definitely more guarded, and opposed to letting people in. So when Gabby shows up in his nightclub, its not at all something he was prepared for. I totally understood why he was apprehensive about seeing her, being with her, loving her, etc. It makes total sense. But there is still a lot of heat going on […]

The Detective by Vanessa Waltz

Posted November 27, 2016 by Kate in Just Okay, Kindle Unlimited, Review / 0 Comments
The Detective by Vanessa Waltz

I’ve been really into cop books lately, like super into them. I don’t know something about a guy in uniform has seriously been working for me. So obviously with a title like, The Detective, I of course was going to pick up a copy of this book. So when the book starts off you are thrown right in the middle of everything, you’ve got cop Heath tangled up in the sheets with his mark, Jasmine, or is her name Jade. As it turns out Heath is assigned to find Jade and bring her back home, because wouldn’t you know, she’s a missing person. He wants to know why she left home and she isn’t talking, but he’s beyond determined to get to the bottom of it. Jasmine and Heath have this kind of push and pull relationship. Sometimes it worked for me and sometimes it didn’t. Jasmine has her secrets and I get that, and honestly I’m more on her side during this. But for Heath man oh man can this guy be pushy. I get that he has a job to do, but he is doing this job to get back and the guy Jasmine left behind. He’s so pushy to the point that I almost don’t like him. I mean he shows up everywhere. Joins the committees that she is on, eats where she works, etc. And then just when I think I’ve had enough the ex rolls into town and my opinion of Heath gets way better. […]

Covet by Alison Ryan

Posted August 1, 2016 by Kate in Kindle Unlimited, Review, Skip It / 0 Comments
Covet by Alison Ryan

I’ve been on a mission lately to try new authors and see what else is out there, mainly because I tend to stick with the same authors and the same publishing houses. So when this book went on sale I figured why not give it a try. Some of the things that spoke to  me about this book was that it is a second chance romance, which I love, and that it mentions in the blurb that this had a lot of drama, I think it even mentioned it being kind of soap opera type drama. I don’t know maybe I was in the mood for drama when I bought it, but I was ready to try it out. Unfortunately for me, I did not like this book at all. I’m one of those people who don’t like to leave things unfinished, it happens, but it’s rare. And with this book I wanted to stop reading on numerous occasions, but I stuck it out. I guess where a lot of my problems are is the style of writing. Just the way that writing flowed was kind of simple and almost juvenile, it didn’t seem like a super polished writing style. It also wasn’t very complex, or even mildly complex, a lot of the situations and characters in the book don’t really ever develop reasoning for their actions or thoughts or really anything. It started for me with the characters suddenly being in love in the past, it just seemed like […]

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 […]