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TAKING IT ALL by Maya Banks

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TAKING IT ALL by Maya BanksTaking it All by Maya Banks
Series: Surrender Trilogy #3
Published by Berkley Publishing Group Genres: Contemporary, Erotic
Reviewed by Talia Ricci

Chessy Morgan and her husband Tate have practiced Dominance and submission for years.  Well, at least they used to before Chessy’s husband let work interfere with their day to day lives.  Chessy has hopes though that her husband loves her as much as she loves him, especially since it is their anniversary.  She needs her dominant lover like she needs to breathe and she is getting pretty tired of coming in second.  Taking it all doesn’t mean she is a doormat and Tate finds out pretty soon that his wife is now in charge.  Here’s hoping that Tate gets his head out of his…work?

 

Book three of Maya Banks’ Surrender Trilogy, Taking It All, has it all.  Love, tempers, passion, tears, lies, fears – the whole gamut of emotions.  I found Tate to be a bit oblivious at times, but I get where he was coming from – he was taking care of his wife and life so that he didn’t have to scrimp on anything when really all Chessy wanted was his time.  It’s a good case of money can’t buy everything, least of all, Chessy’s heart.

 

Once again, my favorite, Maya Banks has written something profound and erotic and quite simply, wonderful.  Start with book one of this series if you want – it would make more sense.  If not, then go ahead and immerse yourself in the passion and powerful emotions of this prolific writer!

REAPER’S STAND by Joanna Wylde

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REAPER’S STAND by Joanna WyldeReaper's Stand by Joanna Wylde
Series: Reapers Motorcycle Club
Published by Berkley Publishing Group Genres: Contemporary, Erotic
Reviewed by Melissa

Since the death of his wife, Reese “Picnic” Hayes lives for his club and his daughters. He knows that loving again isn’t in the cards for him but he’s ok with that. The endless stream of women in and out of his bed suits him fine. However, things change when he meets London Armstrong and suddenly finds himself wanting her.

 

London’s life is anything but simple. She’s been raising the daughter of her junkie cousin and truly loves and cares about the girl. London tries her best to keep her out of trouble but nothing seems to work. London knows that getting involved with Picnic is not the smartest move she has ever made but she can’t seem to stop herself. Just as London lets herself start something with Picnic, her cousin appears, dragging her daughter into her junkie lifestyle. Now, London is forced to make a choice between Picnic and the girl she’s raised like a daughter. And whatever choice she makes, someone will die.

 

I’ve been hooked on every book in the Reapers Motorcycle Club series and jonesing for Picnic’s story. So when I saw that Joanna Wylde’s next book was Reapers’s Stand and it was Picnic’s story, I counted down the days until I finally got my hands on it. While I enjoyed the story, I was somewhat disappointed. London’s choices made her hard to like and hard to see her with Picnic. I know I’ll be waiting for the next book in this series without a doubt. However, as much as I enjoyed Reaper’s Stand, I wanted more from Picnic’s story.

NAUGHTY BITS by Joey W. Hill

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NAUGHTY BITS by Joey W. HillNaughty Bits by Joey W. Hill
Published by Berkley Publishing Group on January 6th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Erotic
Reviewed by Talia Ricci

To better serve the customers of her lingerie shop, Madison must explore the pleasures of giving up control . . . After inheriting her sister's North Carolina lingerie shop, Naughty Bits, Madison jumps at the chance to dump her boring finance career and try her luck down South. But even before Madison can settle in, she catches the attention of the owner of the neighboring hardware store. Sexually dominant Logan Scott recognizes a submissive when he sees one. And what he sees, he wants. He presents her with three very tempting gifts--handcuffs, erotic cards, and an open invitation to start her sexual training. She has to accept. After all, how can she hope to sell fantasies to lingerie customers without embracing her own? Now, she's about to discover just how far her fantasies can take her--and how far Logan will go to make every one of them come true.

Madison leaves her high paying job when she finds herself the owner of an erotic lingerie store after her sister’s passing.  Knowing she is out of her element, but unwilling to admit defeat quite yet, Madison tries to settle in, not realizing that there is more to running an erotic business than she could ever have imagined.  Madison wants the shop to continue to be a success but needs guidance on how to help her customers make their buying choices. If she can’t trust her own desires and fantasies, how is she going to sell the fairytale to her clientele?

Logan Scott is ex-military and can spot a submissive from a mile away.  Meeting his deceased friend’s sister, Madison, is like a breath of fresh air – she is definitely submissive and Logan is well, Logan is most definitely dominant.  With just three gifts, Logan hands Madison what she needs – the question is, will she trust herself and Logan enough to explore all those dreams she has and take a chance on being exactly what they both need?

Wowza! Just. Wow.  With Naughty Bits, Joey W. Hill once again takes her readers on a roller coaster ride of sensual proportions.  Naughty Bits is the combination of a series of novellas captured into one sexy, stimulating, and carnally charged book.  I was able to watch Madison’s entire world change when her fantasies came to light with the help of dreamy and dominant Logan.  Who, by the way, was hot enough to scorch the pages of this racy read!  Definitely grab some ice, maybe a fan, and prepare to be engrossed from beginning to end – after all, this is a book by Joey W. Hill!

WILD WOLF by Jennifer Ashley

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WILD WOLF by Jennifer AshleyWild Wolf by Jennifer Ashley
Series: Shifters Unbound #6
Published by Berkley Publishing Group Genres: Paranormal
Reviewed by Jo

Graham, an Alpha wolf, knew that when his shiftertown was forced to merge with another in Vegas there would be problems.  The least of which would be two Alphas used to ruling in the same town.  And he has been proven correct, because Graham has not mate claimed anyone yet, now he is being forced to endure his pack leaders “help” in finding what they consider a proper mate no matter what Graham thinks.  Right now mating is really the last thing on Graham’s agenda but he knows that his mateless time is quickly coming to an end.

 

Misty is a human florist who has no problems with shifters shopping at her shop or just hanging with them.  In fact she has an on again/off again boyfriend who is a wolf shifter – Graham.  Misty knows that one of their issues is that she is human but Graham keeps so much bottled up that it is a total guess to Misty on what else could be a problem.  When Misty is attacked in her shop by bad guys looking for her younger brother, Misty automatically called Graham.  Now she has been kidnapped and taken away from her shop and Misty can only hope that Graham will be able to find her in time to save her and her brother.

 

Graham can’t believe just how messed up his life has become in the last few months and now Misty has been taken and he has little to go on, but nothing is going to stop him from getting her back.  Saving Misty went fine until bullets started flying and now it’s Misty turn to help Graham.  By the end of that day, things are going to get much messier for both Graham and Misty.  It seems that some of the Fae want their “pets” back and on their own terms.  If that isn’t enough to heap on the struggles that shifters are going through, the human police are appearing in the Vegas shiftertown searching for who knows what.  Misty and Graham’s budding love will be stretched to its thinnest point by the time Graham and the shifters learn how to save the shifters from the Fae once and for all.  However, has one of the grouchiest Alphas around learned the secret of love in time to save his love with Misty, the mate of his heart and can his pack leaders accept his choice of a human?

 

A human woman who not only likes shifters but has fallen in love with one must help an Alpha wolf learn that love doesn’t mean weak.  Misty and Graham learn that the journey to love isn’t always easy but is worth the battles with your mate beside you in Wild Wolf.    There are several times when I thought that Misty would have been in her right mind to tell Graham off and go on with her life, but I was so happy she stubbornly held on.   I found the Graham’s biggest problem was trying to protect and help everyone else and leaving himself for last when his happiness and mating was exactly the stability his pack needed.  I loved how Graham and Misty, with friends, went up against the mighty Fae and won the day while keeping the shifters true strength secret.  Wild Wolf is packed full of suspense, humor and passion that all combine to make Graham and Misty’s story a page turner until the last.  Things are hopping in the shiftertowns and I can’t wait until the next adventure to see what happens next.

KEEP ME CLOSER by Rhyannon Byrd

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KEEP ME CLOSER by Rhyannon ByrdKeep Me Closer by Rhyannon Byrd
Series: Dangerous Tides #2
Published by Berkley Publishing Group Genres: Contemporary
Reviewed by Vanessa

PI, Alex Hudson, can guard and protect like nobody’s business.  After being hurt and nearly “destroyed” years ago, Alex utilizes his capabilities to keep himself separate from entanglements, especially from a certain doctor who seems to ignite something within him.  However, Alex soon finds that he is called upon to protect the beautiful doctor when she is threatened by someone from her past.

 

Dr. Brit Cramer has seen quite a bit of pain in her practice.  She knows how to handle things, and she’s not willing to back down no matter what.  Yet, Brit also knows that there is more to the complete package of Alex Hudson, and she prefers to enjoy that view from a distance as he is just too much for her senses.   When a predator bent on capturing her surfaces in her life, her friends call upon Alex to keep her safe, but who’s going to keep her heart safe from the delicious PI?

 

Keep Me Closer was a hot, sizzling romance with a good dollop of suspense to keep the tale intriguing.  Rhyannon Byrd knows what she is doing when she writes those scorching scenes, and she does not disappoint in Keep Me Closer, either!

 

It took a bit of time to get past Alex’s hard jerky exterior, and he doesn’t fail in driving up the angst in a few scenes in Keep Me Closer.  However, he also manages to charm his way and give rather than receive in a couple areas of Keep Me Closer.  Brit seemed to give as good as she got too, but she was quicker to reveal a few home truths and expose herself more in Keep Me Closer.  However, that is exactly what Alex needed to come to his full maturity in this tale in order to obtain the ultimate HEA in the end.

NIGHT’S HONOR by Thea Harrison

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ARCHANGEL’S SHADOW by Nalini Singh

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HOPE FLAMES by Jaci Burton

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FALLING LIGHT by Thea Harrison

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SHIELD OF WINTER by Nalini Singh

SHIELD OF WINTER by Nalini Singh

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