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THE WARLORD’S WIFE by Sandra Lake

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THE WARLORD’S WIFE by Sandra LakeThe Warlord's Wife by Sandra Lake
Series: The Sons of the North #1
Published by Berkley Publishing Group Genres: Historical
ReviewedbyMiranda

Independent Lida is used to fending for herself.  When her husband, the love of her life, died he left her with a gift. Unfortunately, his family called her a whore when they discovered her pregnancy and sent her packing.  Now she has a beautiful daughter and lives with her family.

 

Jarl Magnus is a celebrated Warlord looking for a sturdy wife to bear his sons.  He makes an offer to wed Lida and expects no objection.  He was sorely mistaken.  After much deliberation Lida agrees to marry him.  He doesn’t understand why Lida isn’t content to be his wife and wallow in his riches.

 

Lida and Magnus have no trouble in the bedroom but if they don’t learn to communicate outside the bedroom their marriage is doomed. Danger lurks on the horizon. Will they learn to communicate before it’s too late?

 

Author Sandra Lake’s debut novel The Warlord’s Wife is a gem! I had such a wonderful time reading this novel.  I even finished it in one sitting.  Lida has been dealt a rough set of circumstances. She isn’t keen to be under someone’s thumb.  But Magnus makes a deal she cannot refuse.  At some points both Lida and Magnus aggravated me because they are so darn stubborn. For two people that are so hot in the bedroom they should be able to talk outside it for five minutes without making each other mad.

 

Poor Magnus! While his male chauvinist side rubbed me the wrong way at times I felt bad for him as well. He could not figure out Lida’s mind but he really wanted to.  There are some really funny moments in the story as well.  Ms. Lake has created multi-layered loveable characters.  I could not get enough of Lida’s daughter Katia and how Magnus was with her.  Magnus and Katia’s relationship was adorable.

 

The Warlord’s Wife has it all; a feisty couple, cute kids, bad guys and an outstanding plot.  When Magnus and Lida begin working together as a team they cannot be defeated.  I loved taking the journey to happily ever after with them!   I look forward to the next book in the series, The Iron Princess.

HOT AND BOTHERED by Crystal Green

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HOT AND BOTHERED by Crystal GreenHot and Bothered by Crystal Green
Series: Rough & Tumble #3
Published by Berkley Publishing Group Genres: Suspense, Western
ReviewedbyMiranda

Rochelle Burton is a successful author with a stalker.  She is headed to her home town, outside of Las Vegas for her latest book tour and needs a bodyguard.  It just so happens that her ex is a professional bullet catcher. Rochelle isn’t all that excited to be contacting her ex to be her bodyguard. After all the last time they saw each other he took her virginity and she snuck out of bed and right out of town.

 

Gideon Lane has shared his bed with many women since Rochelle but none compared to her.  He is shocked when she asks for his help.  There is no way he could turn her down especially after seeing the woman she has grown up to be. Gideon has no problem keeping her safe from her stalker but who will protect her from him?

 

Rochelle and Gideon are determined to keep things professional but some things are just plain impossible. Will they rekindle their love or will a tryst get things out of their system?

 

Rochelle and Gideon have great chemistry in Hot and Bothered.  Unfortunately, their lengthy internal monologues got on my nerves.  The lead up to them having sex was hot but after things fizzled for me.  The stalker story wasn’t as suspenseful as I would have liked. Maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I had read the first two books in the series and knew all of the secondary characters.  There are definitely some colorful characters that reside at the Rough & Tumble but I couldn’t get into them. :(

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!

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