Olivia Cunning – Outsider (Exodus World Tour – Volume 2)

REVIEW

This review is months overdue, which is no indication on how much I enjoyed this book. If you have read my other reviews of the Sinners on Tour series, you would know that I am a huge Trey fan. I was thrilled to finally get to see the threesome of Trey, Reagan, and Ethan find their happily ever after. Based on the characters state of distress and lack of comfort with their sexuality, the majority of this book focuses on Reagan and Ethan. Each of them had to trudge uphill to openly embrace their relationships. I enjoyed the story but would have liked it more if Trey was more of the focus. Also, I didn’t think the ending was befitting the characters. While I savored the story, I was a bit disappointed. Nonetheless, I still would categorize this as a MUST READ book for fans of the series.

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Reagan Elliot should be living her dream…

She’s touring with Exodus End as their new rhythm guitarist and gaining more notoriety and fame than she ever imagined possible.

She’s earned the devoted love of not only one, but two spectacular men. Her committed threesome with sexy guitarist Trey Mills and her hunky bodyguard Ethan Conner is stable, loving, deep, and satisfying for all involved.

But sometimes the world sees things differently and is determined to destroy what it doesn’t understand.

Can Reagan’s relationship with Trey and Ethan survive the cruel backlash of the media, her family, and a bigoted public? Or will the talented musician lose everything she holds dear in the face of her own burgeoning doubts?

Outsider is the second book in the Exodus End World Tour series. It’s also the sequel to Double Time, the fifth book in the Sinners on Tour series.

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AUTHOR BIO

Combining her love for romantic fiction and rock ‘n roll, Olivia Cunning writes erotic romance centered around rock musicians. Raised on hard rock music from the cradle, she attended her first Styx concert at age six and fell instantly in love with live music. She’s been known to travel over a thousand miles just to see a favorite band in concert. As a teen, she discovered her second love, romantic fiction — first, voraciously reading steamy romance novels and then penning her own. Growing up as the daughter of a career soldier, she’s lived all over the country and overseas. She currently lives in Quincy, Illinois.

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Sylvia Day – One With You

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Recently released, this is the 5th in the Crossfire Series!  After waiting nearly a year and half since the 4th book in the series was published, I have to say: it was worth the frustratingly long wait!  The story was well thought out.  Not everything ends in a perfectly happily ever after, but all loose ends are addressed.

Honestly, I was a bit irritated when I finished book four and it ended in a cliff hanger (yet again).  I felt like the author was trying to stretch out the series unnecessarily.  I stand corrected.  The way that Sylvia Day completed the series was spectacular.

If you’re reading this review, I assume that you are familiar with Gideon and Eva and the series.  There’s a lot of emotional growth for all the characters in the series.  None of the characters attain perfection, which is nice in the sense that it is much more realistic.

After 10 days of celibacy (I mean really did you think Gideon and Eva could actually keep their hands off of each other?) the sex is off the charts.  However, the period of abstinence offered a lot of opportunity for some humor.

There’s unexpected heartache.  I love that it’s unpredictable but not completely out of place.

Finally, there’s also a new character … Lucky.  He’s adorable and helps teach Gideon to accept unconditional love.

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Laurell K. Hamilton – Jason (audio book)

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This is the #23 in the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Series.

I originally read this book in December 2014 and just recently listened to the audiobook.  As discussed below – the story is great.  The audio book is fantastic, too.  The voice of Anita is spot on.  An added bonus for the audio book – I was able to multi-task while listening to book.

While the Anita Blake series is usually very high on the paranormal side, this particular book is not.  It’s more like an insight into the polyamorous lifestyle.  Or as Jason said in the book, “It’s like a lesbian tutorial.”

For those of you who have not read the series, Anita Blake is an incredibly strong female character and I don’t mean her paranormal or metaphysical strength.  She is incredibly brave.  She sees no other options than facing her fears.  In Jason, it is surprising to learn that some things can still make her blush.  Read Jason, and find out what could possibly make Anita be unsure of herself in a bedroom setting.  In the book, Anita says, “I was so far outside my comfort zone I couldn’t see it from the shore anymore.  I felt lost at sea, but determined to weather the storm, even if it was a storm formed of soft flesh and silk.”

While Jason is usually a jokester, he pushes Anita to answer difficult questions.  “Are you really willing to spend the rest of your life trying to date someone you not only don’t love, but that you actually don’t enjoy having sex with?”

This is an awesome series!  Even if paranormal romance is not your thing, READ this book.

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Dani René – Broken by Desire

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Lucien’s constant desire for Cassandra was impressive.  Pretty much anything she says, does, or wears gives him a hard-on.  After 171,00 words, and reading about the state of his length, I was achy.  Unfortunately, despite my best efforts, I wasn’t able to conjure him into reality from the well-written pages.

I really liked Cassandra, imperfections and all.  She is independent and doesn’t reveal her secrets.  I love her ability to move on with her life even when she’s been wrecked.

Then there’s Jayce – oh my my.  He’s the slutty character that you can’t really pin down but is genuinely lovable.

The plot is filled some great twists!  If you enjoy something new in a romance story, you seriously have to read this book.

The steamy scenes in this book are like a volcano that erupts for days – explosive, intense, and enduring.

 

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Mature audiences only, this story covers a few darker themes and topics.
The following story contains dark mature themes, strong language, and sexual situations. It is intended for adult readers.

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S. Valentine – His Confession

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This is the ultimate romance reader’s dream.  Woman in a stifling-sexless relationship dives into a sex-driven, indulgence-filled relationship.

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This book has the heat of erotica and plot to keep the reader intrigued.  The sex is off the charts, but the struggle with trust is real.

There’s nothing sexier than the mutual ecstasy between Gabi and Darion.  “She loved the sounds of appreciation that he made, that he enjoyed every bit of it, as did she.”

Darion’s philosophy in life is “[W]e should stick to what gives us pleasure in life.  We only get one chance, ya know, why limit ourselves?”

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The one thing that bothered me about the story was all the smoking, which is why I reduced my rating from 5 stars to 4 stars.  It’s not that the smoking made me dislike the character.  There are many books where I hate the character (btw a great sign of writing) and have awarded a 5 star.  The smoking element, persistence, and timing added an “icky” factor that I simply couldn’t ignore.  Otherwise, the book is really great.  I look forward to reading the next one.

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ABOUT S.VALENTINE

Valentine grew up in England. Studying English language and literature, as well as law, she worked in a solicitors for many years before moving to Spain. She does however still visit the UK, which in a way, will always be home.

Returning to her lifelong passion of writing books, she’s also a weekly columnist for The Ibizan newspaper on: lifestyle and fashion. Her other interests include reading, shopping and a nice glass of wine to shows such as Sons Of Anarchy, Dexter, Gossip Girl and SATC. She’s a social media addict, and loves connecting with new people.

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Tara Sue Me – The Master

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This book is absolutely brilliant.  It literally takes a character from the evil depths of the BDSM world and steps through all the positive aspects of a BDSM relationship, which results in mentally strengthening both Dominant and submissive.

I love how the beauty and calmness of the cover directly reflects how the developing Dominant/submissive relationship between Cole and Sasha is soothing to both.  This story is about the delicacy of the BDSM relationship.

This book also contains a lot of hot erotic, traditional BDSM scenes.  Tara Sue Me writes with such finesse that the mental image of her words almost transforms into a physical caress.

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More importantly, the way that the author weaves the sex scenes into the context of a mutual beneficial relationship, makes this the best BDSM romance book I’ve read.

The author dispels the notion that the BDSM community is only comprised of depraved persons.  In the middle of a scene, involving numerous Doms and a sub, one of the participants receives an alarming call about their spouse being rushed to the hospital.  Everyone drops what they are doing to assist this person.  Just because these characters lead a kinky sexual lifestyle doesn’t make them lose sight of other priorities.

Finally, I also love the occasional nuggets of humor.  My favorite is when Cole sarcastically comments on Sasha’s lack of creative writing:

“Six years and the filthiest sentence you could come up with using ‘its’ is, ‘I put the vibrator in its place at the back of my nightstand’?”

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Tessa Bailey – Boiling Point (A Crossing the Line Novel)

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Synopsis: 

Falling for a con man is the most dangerous game of all…

Con artist Austin Shaw’s been in disguise so long he’s not sure where his fake identities end and he begins. Now that he’s been strong-armed into working for a specialized undercover unit working with the Chicago police—criminals with unique “skills”—the last thing he needs is to risk his iron control. Especially when it comes to a certain stunningly sexy hacker who tempts him with every look of disdain.

Polly Banks will never, ever trust a con man. On the trail of a ruthless crook who destroyed the only family she’s ever known, Polly is unnerved by the shadow who follows her every move. The one who makes her pulse pound and breath short with lust. Austin. He’s infuriating, enigmatic, and pure sex appeal, and she’s determined to resist him.

But an untrustworthy man of disguise can become anyone he wants…including a man that Polly must trust if she’s to escape their dangerous game alive.

Review:

THIS IS A MUST READ!!!  Think those other super popular erotic romance series are hot (oh you know the ones I’m talking about)?  This book blows them out of the water!

I highlight all my favorite parts of a book when I read – I highlighted so many sections, my copy is all yellow.  There are so many quotes that I want to include that my review would be ridiculously long.  I can’t help but share a couple (that are PG rated):

“That’s how Austin looks at you.  Like maybe you are the freedom and he’s still stuck in the prison yard.”

“Sins were only sins if someone was watching.”

This book is scorchingly volcanic hot.  It is so hot that despite the outside temperature being below zero, I needed to pour myself two cold glasses of water.  One glass just wasn’t enough.

Austin is skilled in the art of pleasuring women, but yet it’s been a decade since he’s enjoyed sex.  The gratification that he gets from Polly certainly makes up for long lost time.

Polly is an intelligent woman gifted in the art of computer hacking and gifted in the art of seducing men.  Austin’s caveman possessive side is determined to put an end to her flirtations.

Beyond the explosive sex scenes the story is arc is pretty amazing, too.  The “reformed” criminal component was intriguing in the fact that all the characters, both and main and side, were unique.  Their crazy backgrounds added cool twists in the story.

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RISKIER BUSINESS
by Tessa Bailey
Crossing the Line, #0.5
Publication Date: January 5, 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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RISKING IT ALL
by Tessa Bailey
Crossing the Line, #1
Publication Date: January 27, 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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UP IN SMOKE
by Tessa Bailey
Crossing the Line, #2
Publication Date: June 23, 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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About the Author

Tessa Bailey is originally from Carlsbad, California. The day after high school graduation, she packed her yearbook, ripped jeans and laptop, driving cross-country to New York City in under four days.

Her most valuable life experiences were learned thereafter while waitressing at K-Dees, a Manhattan pub owned by her uncle. Inside those four walls, she met her husband, best friend and discovered the magic of classic rock, managing to put herself through Kingsborough Community College and the English program at Pace University at the same time. Several stunted attempts to enter the work force as a journalist followed, but romance writing continued to demand her attention.

She now lives in Long Island, New York with her husband of eight years and four-year-old daughter. Although she is severely sleep-deprived, she is incredibly happy to be living her dream of writing about people falling in love.

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