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💙💙NEW RELEASE💙💙 Complicated Hearts Book 2 by Ashley Jade

Title: Complicated Hearts: Part 2
Series: Complicated Hearts Duet
Author: Ashley Jade
Genre: New Adult/Erotica/Menage
Release Date: August 31, 2017

 

Things are going to get…complicated. 

This is Book two (the final book) of the Complicated Hearts Duet. Book one must be read first.

Warning: This book is not for everyone. These characters are flawed and the situation is intense and frustrating. Emotions—all of them—run high. If you’re looking for perfect characters and a perfect story…this book isn’t for you. 

Trigger Warning:
This story is strange and unconventional. It’s everything you hate. That’s the only warning I can offer you.

 After Book One in this series I was eagerly anticipating Book Two….(OK that is a total understatement…I was desperate for it) and HOLY HELL it did not disappoint. Sometimes it’s hard to figure out exactly what makes a book great, but in this case it’s easy….a great story and three amazing characters. I loved the journey this book took me on, I loved the ups and downs, the things I saw coming and the things I never expected (actually..those parts were my favorite). I loved the struggles and the triumphs, the redemption and the forgiveness…I loved all of it
Landon, Asher and Breslin… these three are what made this entire series so good for me. How rare is it to have a story with three main characters that are amazing, relatable, fully fleshed out with backstory and have strengths and flaws and character and heart? Umm…..rare. Just when I thought one of them was becoming my favorite…BAM, the POV would switch and someone else would start stealing my heart (and yes…I’m including Breslin in this. This story is not all about the boys, she was every bit as important to me). Landon was amazing. He was the calm in the storm, the safe place to land, the voice of reason throughout the story, but my favorite part about Landon was went the cracks started to show and he stopped reining in his emotions. It was epic. And then there was Asher…I adored Asher. I love a damaged, misunderstood, tragically heroic bad boy and Asher was the perfect example of that. His pain was so palpable, so exposed. I just loved him passionately. And Breslin, the girl stuck in the middle, only sometimes she seemed more like the girl stuck on the outside, or the girl stuck in the past. I just got her. Her fears, her hang-ups, her emotions were so on point. And her evolution was a beautiful thing to watch.

Also…this book was hot. I mean… SO, ummm… really really HOT. 💥

This book just surprised me. Ashley Jade did some thing…some really freaking SMART things that I was not expecting and they made this book for me. I will say there was a lot going on in this book, and I’m not sure some of the subplots were completely necessary, but they didn’t detract from story and they were handled intelligently and clearly. Actually, they were surprisingly uncomplicated. At it’s core, this book is a beautiful, poignant, unconventional love story about new loves and old flames and first times and second chances and what you’re willing to do for your happily ever after. It’s really quite spectacular and…complicated.

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I’m a lover of romance, erotica, dark romance, oxford comma’s, the em dash, peanut butter on my cookies and anything thought provoking…except for math. 


I’ve always read books growing up and after having a strange dream one night; I decided to just go for it and publish my first series. 

Little did I know, I would end up falling head over heels in love with writing and it would own and soothe my soul. 

If I’m not paying off student loan debt, working, or writing a novel—you can usually find me listening to music and pondering the meaning of life. 

Check my amazon page and Facebook page for future novels.
I recently became hip and joined Twitter, so you can find me there, too. 
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🔥🔥New Release🔥🔥 Callie Unleashed by Amy Jo Cousins

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If you can’t stop thinking about one man, get under another.

A scorching hot one-night stand with her ex Gabe and his current lover was just what Callie needed to start her recovery from a decade-long sexless marriage. One night only, because anything more than that with the man she’d never quite gotten over would be too dangerous. And the threesome was even more fun and filthy than she’d fantasized it would be.

Now Callie’s supposed to be moving onto new erotic adventures, without Gabe. Or thoughts of Gabe. No Gabe, damn it. But somehow her ex keeps getting caught up in her plans, and Callie can’t make herself say no when Gabe offers to accompany her—strictly as her platonic safety-measure friend—to a BDSM club.

Callie’s trying to be smart, to protect herself and explore this fascinating new world at the same time. And she does actually feel safer knowing Gabe is close when Alejandro, the sexy Dom she meets, introduces her to her first experiences with submission. But when Ale picks up on the ever-present sexual tension between Callie and Gabe, Callie’s going to learn just how far an experienced Dom can push two people who aren’t sure where their boundaries lie.

Amy Jo is simply a spectacular writer (if you don’t believe me just read her book Off Campus!! It is amazing). So when I found her M/F/F erotic novella Callie, Unwrapped, I grabbed it immediately. I mean menage erotica from Amy Jo is a must have. BUT what ended up blowing me away was how much MORE than erotica that book was. It’s an amazing story full of characters with the kind of depth you don’t usually find in erotica or novellas. I was flat out shocked at how well rounded the story was, how invested in the characters I became and how much I needed to find out where this story goes.

Enter Callie, Unleashed!!!

I was ecstatic when this one hit my kindle and even more excited when I actually read it. It’s even better than the first one. Like amazingly better (and I really didn’t think she could top Callie, Unwrapped) First this book is HAWT. Like light bdsm, M/F/M menage hot. But sex aside, I am so freaking in love with Callie and with Gabe. These two characters have history and heartbreak and unresolved emotions you just can’t help but be caught up in. I understand them, I believe their struggles, I’m rooting for them. I adore them. I was so freaking excited to be back in the middle of their story. NOW, I can’t wait for the conclusion!! (hint hint Amy)

So, bottom line is this….READ THESE. I promise you won’t be disappointed. If you have ever thought you wanted to give an Amy Jo book a try, here is the perfect opportunity. Read THESE. If you never thought about reading an Amy Jo book (first, what’s the matter with you???) Second…Read THESE.

 

 

💙🖤💙Complicated Hearts 💙🖤💙by Ashley Jade

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Title: Complicated Hearts: Part 1
Series: Complicated Hearts
Author: Ashley Jade
Genre: New Adult/Erotica/Menage

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 Breslin—I was in love with Asher Holden the moment I saw him…and I knew nothing would ever be the same. 
Then he hurt me. He wrecked me. He ruined me.
I spent three years putting myself together—fixing what he broke.
I never thought I’d see him again after that day.
I was counting on it.
Little did I know—life had other plans…and things were going to become a lot more complicated.
Asher—I finally know who I am. I own it, I embrace it…I’m no longer afraid.
I live my life with no regrets now, because I’ve learned my lesson—the hard way.
I thought I had it all figured out.
But then my past collides with my present…and things become complicated.
Turns out I don’t really know myself after all.

Landon— My life was all mapped out.
I knew exactly what direction I was heading in—I didn’t have time for any roadblocks or obstacles.
Then I meet her.
And him.
Now, my heart is split right down the middle.
She controls the rhythm. He controls the melody.
Complicated doesn’t even begin to cover it…and there’s only one way this can end.
Warning: This story is for mature readers only, due to language and sexual themes. This story contains explicit content featuring m/f, m/m, m/f/m. 
Trigger Warning:
This story is strange and unconventional. It’s everything you hate. That’s the only warning I can offer you.

So this book had me from page one. Talk about being instantly invested!! I was hooked by chapter one, tearing up by chapter two, bawling by chapter three and in love by chapter four. This book had absolutely everything I love…EVERYTHING. Angst that tore at my heart, romance that made me swoon, heartbreak that had me crying and sex that made me…

It’s the characters, all three of them, that make this book spectacular. Breslin is every girl who falls in love and every woman with a broken heart. I loved her and I got her. I didn’t love every choice she made, but in the context of her life…I believed her reasons. Landon is AWESOME. Just every good thing you want your hero to be. Smart, caring, talented and compassionate (also hot AF). He is solid and strong and steady and makes people around him want to be better. Then there is Asher. Asher is my kryptonite. He is everything that makes me fall in love with a book boyfriend. He is a beautiful, broken, confused and sad. He is every boy that lost hope and lost his way and desperately needs a second chance. He is a man in search of redemption and OMG do I love a good redemption story.

This story is heart-wrenching and beautiful, sad and redeeming, completely messed up and totally logical. It just feels like it couldn’t have played out any other way. The love stories are breath-taking (like I literally caught my breath), the mistakes are tragic and the future is unclear…but I can’t wait to read it.

Ashley Jade is a relatively new author to me… but damn, the girl played my emotions like virtuoso. My expectations were HUGE!! Consider them completely exceeded.

I’m a lover of romance, erotica, dark romance, oxford comma’s, the em dash, peanut butter on my cookies and anything thought provoking…except for math. 


I’ve always read books growing up and after having a strange dream one night; I decided to just go for it and publish my first series. 

Little did I know, I would end up falling head over heels in love with writing and it would own and soothe my soul. 

If I’m not paying off student loan debt, working, or writing a novel—you can usually find me listening to music and pondering the meaning of life. 

Check my amazon page and Facebook page for future novels.
I recently became hip and joined Twitter, so you can find me there, too. 
I love connecting with my fans—you are my world. 

More Than a Feeling by Erika Kelly Review and Excerpt

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From the award-winning author of

TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT

comes the final full-length standalone contemporary romance in Erika Kelly’s red-hot Rock Star Romance series,

MORE THAN A FEELING.

A steamy and emotional story about a loner rocker finding his perfect duet, MORE THAN A FEELING finds the perfect pitch and will leave you with more than a song in your heart! Order your copy of MORE THAN A FEELING today!

 

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About MORE THAN A FEELING:

From the award-winning author of TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT comes the final story in her red-hot Rock Star Romance series, about a loner rocker finding his perfect duet.

When Cooper Hood left Snowberry, Montana ten years ago, he swore he’d never go back to the town that painted him with the same brush as his addict mother. But right in the middle of his band’s national tour he gets a call to come home: his mom’s got a whopper of a secret to reveal.

Daisy Charbonneau’s in trouble. The talent she hired for her resort’s annual Huckleberry Festival just bailed on her, and she’s desperate to find a replacement act. Luck turns her way when she discovers her high school crush is back in town—and he happens to be a rock star.

As they work together, a crush deepens into so much more, but who falls in love in two weeks?

Especially when Cooper’s never coming back to town, and Daisy’s never going to leave it.

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From beginning to end, Erika Kelly’s Rock Star Romance series has been a favorite of mine, and More Than A Feeling keeps that tradition going with a great end to a wonderful series. (Honestly, I’m really pretty sad it’s over). Cooper was a favorite of mine from the very beginning and getting to see him step into the limelight for a romance of his own was worth the wait.

I’m a fool for a good second chance romance and Cooper and Daisy have the perfect kind. Friends from High School, they both considered each other the one that got away (or more like the one that they never had a chance with). They have chemistry from the moment they bump into each other again and discover they can both help each other. Cooper is a great character (second in my heart only to Slater). He’s a good guy, who had it tough as a kid and never really got past all his baggage. Daisy is a wonderful female lead, strong, determined, empowered and always trying to make things better for the people around her.

Here’s the thing, I don’t think anybody writes a 3rd person novel better than Erika Kelly, and I ADORE 3rd person, when it’s done right. I know so many readers are conditioned to think they won’t like it, I promise you…read this book anyway. This story will suck you in, plop you right down in Snowberry and make you believe you live there. The characters are real and multi-layered and supported by a full cast of engaging friends and relatives.

And last but not least, Blue Fire!!! Getting to visit these characters I love one last time is bittersweet. The glimpse Erika gives us in to the lives of my favorite rock band brought tears to my eyes. I know this is the last book in the series (poor Ben) but I sincerely hope this isn’t the last we hear from my favorite rockers.

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YOU REALLY GOT ME

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Closing her eyes, Daisy bit into the crunchy drizzle, her teeth sinking through the buttery rich goodness of the bread. Oh, dear God. Her mom made the world’s best cinnamon rolls. With a sigh, she looked up to find someone heading toward her on the path.

Of course her childhood crush would show up the moment she’d stuffed her mouth full of pastry. Leaning against the hood of her car, Daisy chewed quickly—which sucked because, basically, time should stand still while savoring her mom’s desserts.

But Cooper wasn’t looking at her. Scowling at his phone, he stopped on the path, fingers furiously typing. Was he dealing with his mom?

Or maybe a girlfriend. Instantly her skin tightened, and her heart thudded. If Cooper had a girlfriend…God. Last night she’d gone on and on about how much he’d meant to her.

She looked away, mortification crashing through her system.

First, she’d bumped into him wearing waders and a fishing hat, and then she’d forced him to go out with her. Awesome.

He couldn’t have been clearer that he didn’t want to spend the day with her, but she’d gone and made an offer she knew he couldn’t turn down. Not if he wanted to get his mom’s house built and get himself back on tour.

Feeling a little sick to her stomach, she licked the sticky drizzle off her fingers and shoved the treat back into the bag.

As he paused on the path, thumbs working over the phone’s keypad, she took in his powerful physique. A white T-shirt strained across broad shoulders, hugging his thickly rounded biceps, and worn blue jeans cupped his hard, muscular thighs.

The colorful ink covering his body made him look like a total badass. She’d noticed a strange symbol on his inner wrist and a cartoon image on his forearm of a pin-up girl holding a barbell, a sexy slash of red for her lips.

The man he’d grown into made her soul wake up, and God, she couldn’t even remember the last time she’d felt this kind of fluttery attraction for a guy.

As if he felt someone watching him, he looked up sharply and found her. The worry lines eased. But he didn’t smile. “Hey.”

She pushed off her car. “You ready?” Forced or not, her plan was good for both of them. She was sticking to it.

 

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Award-winning author Erika Kelly has been spinning romantic tales all her life–she just didn’t know it. Raised on the classics, she didn’t discover romantic fiction until later in life. From that moment on, she’s been devouring the genre and has found her true voice as an author. Over three decades she’s written poems, screenplays, plays, short stories, and all kinds of women’s fiction novels. Married to the love of her life and raising four children, she’s lived in two countries and seven states, but give her pen and paper, a stack of good books, and a steaming mug of vanilla chai latte and she can make her home anywhere.

 

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Wicked Fall (The Wicked Horse Series Book #1) by Sawyer Bennett

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Wicked Fall (The Wicked Horse Series Book #1)
Sawyer Bennett
Release Date: July 28, 2015

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5 Star Review

Synopsis:

Never in your wildest dreams could you begin to imagine all the filthy and depraved things that go on inside The Wicked Horse. Step inside and Woolf Jennings will make every one of your dirty fantasies come true.

He’s covered in a facade of deception. An enticing blend of multi-millionaire and hot-as-hell Wyoming rancher, those that think they know Woolf Jennings admire his abilities to preside as CEO of his family’s cattle and oil empire. But only a privileged few truly understand what fuels the glitter of depravity in those gorgeous blue eyes. Only a few know he’s opened up a sinfully erotic and private sex club named The Wicked Horse right at the base of the beautiful Teton Mountain range.

Sweet Callie Hayes has returned home to Wyoming and is looking forward to starting her life over again. After a night of impetuosity, she’s managed to put herself right in Woolf’s line of sight… the man who she foolishly offered up her virginity to years ago and was flatly turned down.

Now Woolf is seeing that Callie is all grown up and has a kinky side to her that leaves him as confused as it does turned on. Worse yet, both Callie’s dirty desires and sweet heart are getting under his skin, and making Woolf question everything he’s ever believed about himself.

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Kristys review

I just finished this one and HOLY HELL did I love it.  I mean, it was a Sawyer Bennett book so I knew it was going to be good, but I just wasn’t ready for how good this book was going to be.  And dirty…oohhh this book was just the best kind of dirty.  That “oh no they are not going to go there”  then  “Oh My God they totally went there ”  kind of dirty.  I just have to say…Sawyer Bennett knows her kink and she knows how to make that kink work for her characters and her readers.

First of all…the story was great.  I’m such a sucker for a second chance, friends to lovers romance and this one delivers on all counts.  Callie has had a crush on her older brother’s best friend for as long as she can remember, but she’s always known he wasn’t interested in her in that way and she hasn’t seen him in a long time.  Now, after years away from her home town, Callie is back, just off of a broken engagement and right in Woolf’s path.

Woolf is sitting right on top of his own little empire.  He’s running a fortune 500 company, a busy cattle ranch and building his very own (wet) dream wonderland with his best friend Bridger.  Living out his kinky fantasies and raking in money, Woolf doesn’t think he’s missing out on anything.  But the second he sees Callie dancing on his bar everything he thinks he knows is called into question.

Second of all…this story is hot!! Really hot….the best kind of kinky hot.  Woolf doesn’t have a whole lot of sexual boundaries, if it makes him turns him on he’s down for it.  Callie doesn’t have a whole lot of sexual experience, having lost her virginity to her fiancé, she’s used to everything being pretty vanilla and she’s still trying to figure out what turns her on.   It’s pretty damn interesting watching these two tiptoe their way through a sexual mine field.

Third of all….this story is freaking romantic.  It’s wonderful when an author knows how to mix the perfect amount of sex, a little bit of kink and a whole boatload of sweet romance.

And Lastly…this story has great characters.  Callie is a great female lead.  In a situation where she could be feeling sorry for herself, she is strong and curious and eager to stand on her own two feet.  Woolf is the perfect, dirty talking, hot, rich cowboy.  He’s just a damn good guy with mostly good intentions, especially towards Callie.  And I would be remiss if I didn’t mention Bridger, I adored Bridger.  He is such a unique character, part confidant, part therapist, part life coach, part kinky son of a b*tch.  If that man doesn’t get his own book at some point all will not be right with the world.

I loved Sawyer Bennett after the Cold Fury Hockey series, but now…now I adore her on an entirely different level.  This book was fantastic.

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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Sawyer Bennett is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. Her husband works for a Fortune 100 company which lets him fly all over the world while she stays at home with their daughter and three big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn’t have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.

Sawyer is the author of several contemporary romances including the popular Off Series, the Legal Affairs Series and the Last Call Series.

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Him by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy

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Synopsis

They don’t play for the same team. Or do they?

Jamie Canning has never been able to figure out how he lost his closest friend. Four years ago, his tattooed, wise-cracking, rule-breaking roommate cut him off without an explanation. So what if things got a little weird on the last night of hockey camp the summer they were eighteen? It was just a little drunken foolishness. Nobody died.

Ryan Wesley’s biggest regret is coaxing his very straight friend into a bet that pushed the boundaries of their relationship. Now, with their college teams set to face off at the national championship, he’ll finally get a chance to apologize. But all it takes is one look at his longtime crush, and the ache is stronger than ever.

Jamie has waited a long time for answers, but walks away with only more questions—can one night of sex ruin a friendship? If not, how about six more weeks of it? When Wesley turns up to coach alongside Jamie for one more hot summer at camp, Jamie has a few things to discover about his old friend…and a big one to learn about himself.

Warning: contains sexual situations, skinnydipping, shenanigans in an SUV and proof that coming out to your family on social media is a dicey proposition.

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Wenn’s Review

4 Star Review

Where do I start…

HIM is my first M/M book, and I can’t tell you how glad I am to have popped my M/M cherry with this book.

Jamie and Wes’ story is really sweet and truly adorable.

This is a friends to lovers story. It all starts with a lost bet and from there Wes and Jamie’s friendship is suddenly over. Several years later they meet again and while Wes thought his attraction toward Jamie was just an adolescent crush, we understand that this is much more than a simple attraction.

At the beginning of the story, I felt a bit disoriented, I love my heroes alpha so I didn’t know what to expect here. But the feeling did not last long, I quickly felt deeply immersed in their story.

I loved the playfulness between them, and the fact that their friendship stayed the same even with some adjustments in it!   I can’t say more, it would spoil the story! 😉

Never would have I thought that reading sex scenes between two guys would have been so hot. It felt so right, so real. I loved it.

Kristy’s Review 4 Star Review

So, unlike Wenn, HIM was not my first M/M Book (more like my 5th or 6th) and I did really enjoy it, I swear I did.  I thought there were parts of it that were wonderful, but  there where a few places it fell short for me, hence the 4 Stars.

First of all, I loved both of these boys…ALOT.  It’s so wonderful to read a book where both main characters are fun, funny, sexy, athletic hotties and really, really good guys.  Their friendship was everything a bromance should be.  They were silly,  they were competitive, they were fun and most importantly…they were believable.  But at the end of their last year at camp things took a surprising turn and their friendship was irrevocably changed.

Fast forward five years and they are back in each other’s lives trying to figure out what went wrong and where they go from here.  Wes is openly gay (mostly) and Jamie is straight (mostly) and they’re both playing college hockey and heading to the NHL.  Watching these two navigate their way through the changes in their relationship and their plans for the future is a great ride.

For me, the only thing that prevented it from being a 5 or 6 star book it the fact that the end seemed a little rushed.  Some major life decisions are made and a few of then just seem a little too quick.  And as much as I liked this story, I have read other M/M stories that maybe hit some of the important issues a little bit better.

Overall, this is a great read and hot as hell (and I mean that in the best possible way).  You will definitely not regret this one.  And for those of you who aren’t sure about trying M/M, this would be the perfect introduction, just the right amount of sweet, hot and romantic.

Exposed by Brighton Walsh Review and Giveaway

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4 Star Review

In this sexy, suspenseful New Adult novel, a young woman hiding from her criminal past is taken captive by her ex-boyfriend, the ultimate bad boy.

Evie is about to embark on the perfect life. Beautiful, poised, and engaged to a rising business star, she fits the part of trophy wife perfectly, except for one thing: her entire identity is a lie.

Five years ago she created a new identity for herself, but it all crashes back when something she witnessed years ago comes back to haunt her. Now she’s in danger of losing more than her social status.

Determined to protect the careful life she’s built for herself, Evie doesn’t want anything to do with Riley, the criminal for hire who broke her heart years ago. But Riley has other ideas. He’s never forgotten Evie, and to protect her, he steals her away. Hidden from the world, sparks begin to fly as old memories resurface and their passion reignites.

Kristys review

 

I love second chance romances and Brighton Walsh books so this was a win/win for me.  Not to mention I thought Captive was a great book and I was looking forward to Riley’s story.  Once again the clandestine world of Ghost and Riley is phenomenally well crafted.  One of the hardest things for an author to pull off is a believable criminal underworld where the plot makes sense and doesn’t have major holes.  Brighton does this to perfection and watching the story unfold is a wonderful crazy ride in this book.

Riley is perfection, absolute sheer male perfection.  I could not have loved or felt for him more.  Having followed Ghost into a shady, violent business, he excels at providing intimidation and protection, all the while getting revenge for the love he lost as a teen.  But his protective nature and loyalty are swoon worthy and when his world gets turned upside down he rises to the occasion beautifully.

Evie is awesome.  She’s tough as nails in all ways and proficient at living a life under the radar, hiding from a past that is determined to track her down.  She’s hiding more than one secret and has never had a reason to trust anyone…except Riley, the only man that ever made her feel safe.  But now that she’s back in his life and in hiding with him she’s afraid to let him in to her life and her heart…especially since her past is putting them both in danger.  It’s wonderful to see a character that can be so tough and strong while still being vulnerable and insecure.  Oh…did I mention stubborn?  Yep she’s stubborn as hell.

The first 80% of this book was absolute perfection to me.  I cried, I was shocked, I fell in love with the characters, I loved it.  This was firmly a 5 star read for me until the last 20%.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great book and the end is very well done.  For me, however, there were two or three small points at the end that missed the mark for me a little bit, minor things but just enough to move it down to a solid 4 star read.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Brighton Walsh is a storyteller at heart. Love is her first love, and writing about it is a dream come true. When she’s not overwhelmed by the incessant chatter in her mind, you can generally find her with her nose buried in a steamy book or partaking in some retail therapy in the Midwest where she lives with her own real life hero and her two energetic kids who (fortunately) know nothing about the naughty things she puts down on paper.

 

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Release Date: July 6th

tag17My name is Cale Kinley and I’m a fucking Virgin

Well, with the exception of my tongue. The countless things I can do with my tongue are bound to leave you breathless and begging for more, but more… is something that I can’t give. It’s a choice. My choice.

There’s a reason for that. A very good reason, and that reason is her.

Riley.

She’s the only woman that I want to bury myself deep in. The one woman I have wanted since I was old enough to fuck.

I never got my chance though, because she left. She had no choice and it stung like hell. But I couldn’t let her leave without telling her how I felt. I wanted her to be my first and I didn’t give a shit how long I’d have to wait.

It’s been six years and now she’s back and sexier than all hell. Just the sight of her stops my damn heart from beating. I want her and for more than just having her as my first.

I’m determined to have her in every way possible. She thinks this is still a game; that I’ve already given myself to countless women. What she doesn’t know is that I have a lot of willpower.

When I want something as badly as I want her, I don’t let shit stand in my way. I’m going to prove that to her. There’s just one little problem I need to take care of…

Him.

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tag19After securing my apron filled with my lotions and oils, I turn to the table and my heart starts pounding like crazy in my chest as I see a body, barely covered by a small towel, just waiting to be touched by me. I swallow hard while letting my eyes roam over the stiff muscles of the tanned back on display. The top of the client’s ass peeks out of the towel, displaying the roundest, firmest ass I have ever seen before… and the dimples in his back are making it hard for me to gain some much-needed confidence.

Doing a silly little shake in an attempt to shake my nerves off, I squirt some oil in my hands and slowly run my hands up the bottom of his back, being sure to make it feel as insanely good as I possibly can.

The feel of his muscled back beneath my fingers and the deep, undeniably sexy moan that escapes his throat almost has me turned on as I start to go lower, until I’m right above his ass.

“Go lower,” the deep voice whispers. “Take the towel off.”

I almost deny his request, when I remember that Sensual Touches is clothing optional. That’s the one thing that almost kept me from applying, but comparing the pay that you get here versus the other options, I knew what my choice had to be.

“This is new to me,” I whisper, before speaking up. “Let me know if you get uncomfortable and I’ll replace it before you flip over on your back.”

“That won’t be an issue,” he says huskily.

Keeping my moan to myself, I lower my hands down to his ass, removing the towel little by little as I continue to get lower. As soon as my hands reach the bottom of his ass, I remove the towel completely and hold back the gasp that fights to escape me.

Holy hotness…

Remembering that this was per his request, and that it’s fully professional to be doing this here at Sensual Touches, I grip the back of his upper thighs and massage it while rubbing my thumbs over the bottom of his tight ass, enjoying every single moment of it.

In fact, I’m enjoying it so much that I almost feel guilty. Tyler and I have been broken up for less than a week, and here I am enjoying myself as I rub on another man’s ass, listening closely for each moan that he will grace my ears with.

After spending a good, long, fifteen minutes on his ass itself, I focus my attention on the rest of his muscular body, mentally preparing myself for the rest of his gloriousness that I’ll be seeing in the flesh as soon as I finish up on his backside.

Now I understand why that Hailey chick is going to be pissed off. Massaging this stud has to be the best part of her job here. How can you not enjoy this?

Pulling my hands away, I turn away to give him some privacy. “I’m ready for you to flip over, sir. Please let me know when you’re ready.”

“I’m always ready for you, Rile.”Cale 3.5

tag15Victoria Ashley grew up in Rockford, IL and has had a passion for reading for as long as she can remember. After finding a reading app where it allowed readers to upload their own stories, she gave it a shot and writing became her passion.

She lives for a good romance book with tattooed bad boys that are just highly misunderstood and is not afraid to be caught crying during a good read. When she’s not reading or writing about bad boys, you can find her watching her favorites shows such as Sons Of Anarchy, Dexter and True Blood.

She is the author of Wake Up Call, This Regret, Slade, Hemy, and Get Off on the Pain. Victoria is currently working on more releases for 2015.

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Cale (Walk of Shame #3) by Victoria Ashley

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My name is Cale Kinley and I’m a fucking Virgin…

Well, with the exception of my tongue. The countless things I can do with my tongue are bound to leave you breathless and begging for more, but more… is something that I can’t give. It’s a choice. My choice.

There’s a reason for that. A very good reason, and that reason is her.
Riley.

She’s the only woman that I want to bury myself deep in. The one woman I have wanted since I was old enough to fuck.

I never got my chance though, because she left. She had no choice and it stung like hell. But I couldn’t let her leave without telling her how I felt. I wanted her to be my first and I didn’t give a shit how long I’d have to wait.

It’s been six years and now she’s back and sexier than all hell. Just the sight of her stops my damn heart from beating. I want her and for more than just having her as my first.

I’m determined to have her in every way possible. She thinks this is still a game; that I’ve already given myself to countless women. What she doesn’t know is that I have a lot of willpower.

When I want something as badly as I want her, I don’t let shit stand in my way. I’m going to prove that to her. There’s just one little problem I need to take care of…
Him. 

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I was really anticipating the release of Cale…Slade is one of my very favorite novellas and, while I thought Hemy was OK, I was hopeful Cale would close out the Walk of Shame series in the same manner in which Slade started it…spectacularly.  I’m not sure I would call Cale spectacular…but it was certainly a great read and a wonderful ending to a sweet (and DIRTY) little series.

We all remember Cale from Slade and Hemy…he was the third stripper and bartender at the Walk of Shame bar and despite bringing home plenty of one night stands and pleasuring woman in all kinds of interesting ways (usually involving his tongue) he refused to have intercourse, saving his virginity for some unknown woman from his past.  In Cale we get to meet said unknown woman as Riley (Aspen’s sister) comes home to Chicago after 6 years in Mexico looking after her elderly grandmother.  Through a series of fairly awesome flashbacks, we learn that Cale and Riley were best friends from childhood through High School and that they are both ecstatic about their pending reunion.

Cale is the same sweet, fun loving, gorgeous man we met in the previous books.  He’s so different from the other Walk of Shame boys in that he’s just a good, nice guy with no major issues.  It’s actually refreshing to read a male alpha who’s not damaged and brooding, I loved that about Cale.  Riley’s friendship with Cale is adorable and believable and her character is cute, if not overly memorable.  Their relationship of course, hits a couple of snags along the way and it was nice to see a couple kind of handle adversity like grown ups, no temper tantrums…it was nice.

The rest of the Walk of Shame crew make a few appearances and it’s always great to revisit old favorites.   Cale is a great short read…exactly what the final novella of and series should be cute, romantic, sexy, hot and happy.  This book isn’t going to rock your world….but it a great way to spend a couple of hours and the perfect swan song for the Walk of Shame boys.

Last First Kiss (Brightwater #1) by Lia Riley

3 1_2 Star Review

A kiss is only the beginning…

Pinterest Perfect. Or so Annie Carson’s life appears on her popular blog. Reality is… messier. Especially when it lands her back in one-cow town, Brightwater, California, and back in the path of the gorgeous six-foot-four reason she left. Sawyer Kane may fill out those wranglers, but she won’t be distracted from her task. Annie just needs t A kiss is only the beginning…

Pinterest Perfect. Or so Annie Carson’s life appears on her popular blog. Reality is… messier. Especially when it lands her back in one-cow town, Brightwater, California, and back in the path of the gorgeous six-foot-four reason she left. Sawyer Kane may fill out those wranglers, but she won’t be distracted from her task. Annie just needs the summer to spruce up and sell her family’s farm so she and her young son can start a new life in the big city. Simple, easy, perfect.

Sawyer has always regretted letting the first girl he loved slip away. He won’t make the same mistake twice, but can he convince beautiful, wary Annie to trust her heart again when she’s been given every reason not to? And as a single kiss turns to so much more, can Annie give up her idea of perfect for a forever that’s blissfully real.

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This review was a hard one for me to write and I’m not sure why.  I’m a huge fan of the  second chance trope and Last First Kiss is definitely one of those. Plus, This is my first Lia Riley book so I was really excited about it.  So the easy thing to say is that I liked the book, I did… I really liked it.

Annie, a recently divorced mom and at home blogger, moves back to the hometown she ran away from 10 years before. She hated her home town and never felt like she fit in, except with one person, her only and best friend Sawyer Kane. But, at a graduation party senior year, Sawyer broke her heart and Annie hit the road, never intending to come back.

Reluctantly back home, Annie realizes that her feelings for Sawyer might not be buried as deep as she once thought.  Her confusion only mounts as Sawyer makes it clear that he wasn’t done with their relationship when Annie left.

This book was sweet and cute and kind of romantic.  And Brightwater is quaint and small and full of busy bodies just like you’d expect.  I liked the book, I did.

The thing that’s harder to say is that I liked it, but I only liked it.  I didn’t love it.  It was cute but it didn’t inspire any real emotion in me.  It was sweet, but I think I like my books with a little more edge.  Even Sawyer, who was cute and romantic, didn’t really do anything for me.

I think the series had promise and truthfully I’m really looking forward to Archer’s story.  As I said, I like a little more edge and I’m pretty sure Archer has it.

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