The Proposal (A Perfect Match Series) by Lily Zante

Nadine is hosting her sister’s bachelorette party at her home.  When the male strippers show up, she sneaks into the living room to see what is going on.  But when the men take their clothes off and the oil comes out, she heads back into the kitchen.  When Ethan heads into the kitchen to cool off a bit, him and Nadine chat while she invites him to have a snack.   The Proposal

Shortly after, Nadine finds out that there is a work retreat coming up and she needs to bring a significant other with her.  But the problem is, she doesn’t have one.  But with a potential promotion on the line, she needs to find someone.  While she has a guy she normally brings to these types of events, she knows that he will not work in this occasion.  She calls the agency that she hired Ethan through to see if she can hire him for the weekend.

Before the retreat, Ethan and Nadine get together to work out all the details.  But when they actually arrive at the hotel, and realize that they need to act like they are in love, and that they have to share a hotel room, they are not sure if this will really work.  Can they make Nadine’s coworkers believe that they are truly a couple and in love?  Will Nadine end up with the promotion she wants?

My opinion:

I enjoyed this book and the concept.  It’s interesting to see how Ethan and Nadine interact and how she brings forward her conceptions of what she thinks Ethan’s job truly means.

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Book: Angel (NSC Industries) by D H Sidebottom

Carter and Olivia meet each other at university and never leave each other’s side.  But when school ends, they have some tough decisions to make.  Olivia has accepted a job locally but Carter has not received an offer yet.  When he does, it is up in Edinburgh and he has to leave in a day.  Due to this, Olivia is not able to tell him her news.  He promises that they will stay in touch but she knows that they will not.   angel

Fast forward 20 years, Olivia is a single mom and working hard to make ends meet.  She accepts a new job at NSC Industries but her boss is a pervert.  But she needs the job and the money and tolerates it.  Thankfully, she has great coworkers who know what the boss is like and they are able to tolerate him as a group.

She comes in one day and finds Carter in with her boss.  He has just returned from America after six months and it turns out that he actually owns the company.  Olivia hadn’t had a chance to research the company before she got the job or she likely would have known this already and is thrown for a shock when she finds this out.

Carter invites her for lunch which she does not feel is a good idea but they go and they quickly lapse back into the way things were at school.

But will they be able to find happiness ever after or will everything be destroyed when Carter finds out all Olivia’s secrets?

My opinion:

It is nice to see a strong male character that is willing to put himself out there to get the woman he wants.  Carter is deep and you can see how much Olivia has affected him and how his life has been without her.

I’m not sure that Olivia would be quite as well adjusted as she is with everything that she has gone through.

Regardless, this book got my attention and I couldn’t put it down.  It was a good thing I was reading it o a Friday night as I ended up staying up until 3 am reading!

Buy this book:  Angel (NSC Industries)

Book: Jack Who? (Silver Strings G Series) by Lisa Gillis

Marissa has just broken up with her fiancé, after catching him in bed with another girl.  Olivia feels that the best way to get over a man is to get under a new one so they head out to a rock festival.    While Olivia is able to get a backstage pass for herself, she cannot get one for Marissa, but that is no problem as she is able to get the both in with a sexy look at one of the roadies.     jack who

Olivia quickly decides to stay with the roadie and hopefully meet some actual performers as promised.  But Marissa decides this scene is not for her.  As she heads to leave, she finds a lost puppy who obviously belongs to someone.  Finding a couple guys to ask about the puppy, they direct her to the bus that holds the dog’s owner inside.  Marissa quickly heads over there to return the puppy before she heads home.

After a quick misunderstanding about how Marissa has gotten there and her motives, Jack realizes that she is not there for any ulterior purpose.  The two seems to have a connection which causes them to make some decisions which will change their lives forever.  Can they both be happy with these decisions or will they be miserable after?

My opinion:

The book was a little confusing, I think the author may have gotten a bit ahead of herself in a few spots as I had to go back and re-read as I felt I had missed something.

I wonder about Marissa and how believable she is as even though her and Jack don’t have a relationship for a long time.  With his popularity and fame, she does not seem to have spent any time trying to find out anything about him through the Internet.

Note:  First book in a series;  there are no real sex scenes in this book.

Buy:  Jack Who?

Book: Guilty Pleasures by Niyah Moore

We are slowly introduced to the six main characters in this book:    Guilty Pleasures

Hassan Walker, husband to Roxi, who has been visiting the gentleman’s club called “Sugar Hill” for the past year.  He has a favorite, Cinnamon, who he comes to see every week and who he fantasies about but knows that it can go no further.

Roxi Walker, wife to Hassan, who is also Dawn’s assistant and who is having a secret affair.  But when Hassan finds out, her offers her an ultimatum:  him or her lover.

Dawn, Roxi’s boss, who is having an affair with a married business man.  It means nothing to her except for sex as she wants to be with someone else.

Cinnamon, Hassan’s favorite dancer, but one night, things go too far between her and Hassan.   What will this mean for their time at Sugar Hill and their relationship?

Victoria, Dawn’s assistance, who feels that she cannot compete with the other women she works with due to her weight.   She has always felt uncomfortable around them and when a man pays her some attention, she has a hard time believing in him.

Ivan, Hassan’s friend and basketball player, is playing the court and the ladies.  But when his eyes catch sight of Victoria, he is determined to have her.

My Opinion:

I will preface this review by saying I got to 56% of the book before I quit reading.

The reasons I quit reading are as follows:

Everyone seemed to be cheating and playing around with everyone else, regardless of marital or single status.  I was having trouble keeping track of who was doing who as they were moving around so much.

I felt like the story was not really developed.  The characters were jumping from bed to bed without a lot of story in between.

There was no type of indication of time and it would skip ahead days or weeks without a text break or any other indication that the time was changing.

The language was difficult to follow as there was a lot of slang from New Jersey/New York area that didn’t make any sense to me.

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Book: Her First Billionaire (Book 1) by Julia Kent

Laura is a twenty six year old looking for love but who is not really sure that she will be able to find what she wants.  She decides to sign up for Internet dating to see what she can find but is not very hopeful.  But then, she gets a reply from Dylan, who is a hunky firefighter, and she wonders if she is just imaging things. When she does an internet search for him, she finds out that he is really real and agrees to meet him.    But she wonders how he can afford to take her to the ritzy restaurant she is taking him to as she knows that he should not be able to afford it on a firefighter’s salary.   Her First Billionaire

Dylan is looking for a new woman in his life.  But, since Jill passed away, a lot has changed in his life and he is looking for someone who truly likes him for him instead of the money he has inherited.   As a result, he turns to Internet dating and finds Laura.  He is taken by her and asks her out.

But, is there more to this story than meets the eye?  Who was Jill and what was she to Dylan?  How will her story affect Laura and Dylan?

My opinion:

I liked the concept of this book.  The first book in the series covers the meeting between Laura and Dylan.  We also see some what happens after their date and Mike is introduced which leads into book two.

In the first book, we learn about the connection between Dylan and Mike and how they were both affected by Jill and her death.  The two of them are roommates who have both becoming billionaires due to Jill’s death but are still trying to figure out how to make that lifestyle work for them.

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Book Review: His Every Whim (BBW Billionaire Erotic Romance Novella) by Liliana Rhodes

Ashley is down on her luck and needs a job and money.  Her roommate sets her up with a job helping at a catering gig and warns her of the mysterious man who has scared off many people.  Ashley decides to take her chances and approaches him with some champagne but quickly runs off when the catering manager shows up.  The mystery man follows her and they have a steamy encounter in the backroom which has them both wanting more but still not knowing who the other is.  He leaves Ashley to recover while he runs to interference to prevent others from bothering her.   his every whim

Trying to clear her thoughts, Ashley looks at the job board at her job and sees that there is an advertisement for a house manager.  While she does not know exactly what the job entails, she is up for it as she needs a different place to live.  She calls and goes for an interview and is given the job if she wants it.  The master of the house comes up just as she is getting ready to leave and collect her belongings.  It turns out that he is the mystery man.

While Zander had wanted to find the girl, this is not how he expected to find her but he is happy and wants to see what will happen.  He advises Ashley that he expects her to also perform some administrative duties for him.  She agrees to this and wonders exactly what he means and if she is up to the challenge.

My opinion:

I enjoyed this book.  Zander is your typical billionaire, at least how they are portrayed in fiction, as he is in control and command, and knows what he wants.  Maybe someday I will meet a true billionaire to find out if this is the true way of their actions!

This book is also very size positive as you can imagine just from the genre it is.  Ashley is a size 16 and while she has body issues, Zander loves her body and her curves.  He hires a personal shopper to help Ashley with her wardrobe, and when the shopper complains about Ashley’s size, he immediately sets to work making sure that the woman will not work again.

Buy:  His Every Whim

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Bought by the Billionaire Brothers (BBW Billionaire Erotica) by Alex Andria

Penny has been working for the Buchanan brothers for six months.  Over that time, she had noticed that the brothers never wanted for company but knew that she would never catch their attention as she was not a size two which seemed to be their preferred type.    Bought by a Billionaire Brothers

But then, one evening Penny is called by her boss Gilbert, and told that she has been summoned to the brother’s home, she is shocked especially when Gilbert tells her that they asked for her personally.    Even thought she figures they won’t even notice her appearance, she makes sure to look good before heading over.  The whole time, her mind is spinning with fantasies of what she wishes the brothers would do to her but she knows that is not likely to happen.

When she arrives, she finds out that the brothers have a proposal for her. Is it something that Penny would be interested in or are the brothers going to be denied?

Note:

When I downloaded this book, I also downloaded the fourth book in the series.  I actually read them out of order and while the fourth book was able to stand on its own, there was a bit of confusion.

My opinion:

I like the concept of the books but I do not like how the author has split them up into six different books.  I can see offering the first section free to get people interested but then leave the rest as one book and put a price on it.  In looking again, I see that you can buy each “chapter” or you can buy all parts together in one file.

Book 4 – The Cut of Deception

I am not going to write much about this book as it may spoil it all, but essentially, one brother is mad at his other two brothers and uses Penny to get revenge.  Does Penny know and will it work?  You need to read to find out.

Bride Train Series by Reece Butler (Books 1 & 2)

Barefoot Bride for Three by Reece Butler

Taking place in the 1870s, Beth comes west on the Bride Train to escape a fiancé she has no desire to marry and hoping to open up her own business.  But fate has different plans for her, and she ends up marrying Trace at the demand of the sheriff or else she will end up marrying the town bully.    barefoot bride

Once her and Trace head out of town, she learns that married life is going to be something quite different than what she imagined.  Trace lives in a cabin with his two brothers, and they share everything, and that includes her.

The story goes through the reaction she has when she learns what the reality of her situation is going to be as well as how she handles it.

My opinion:

If you want a book that is steamy but with a good storyline, this is definitely a book to consider reading.

Points to recommend the book:

  • The situation is handled well and the men are all about Beth’s pleasure.  Nothing happens that she does not want to happen
  • There are secondary characters which are interesting and may have their own story (this is first in a series)

Buy:  Barefoot Bride

A Contract Bride’s Triple Surprise by Reece Butler

Amelia rides the Bride Train west at the request of her sister and having signed a marriage contract to her sister’s brother in law.  Sister Prudence has never had good health and she knows that she will not last long once having her baby, and wants her sister to raise her.   But when Amelia arrives, she finds out that the brother she thinks she is married is not the one she married.  Prudence’s husband has forged the documents so she is married to the elder brother who needs an heir to hold onto the family estate.   contract bride

Amelia knows a bit about sex, and her sister has told her that these brothers share, just like their neighbours the Elliot’s (from book one) and if she has any questions to talk to Beth.  Prudence’s letter implores Amelia to also help her husband to quit grieving for her and to continue on with his life.   Amelia struggles with many issues but in discussion with Beth and due to her husband’s devious plans, she accepts what has been requested of her.

My opinion:

This book is not quite as steamy as the first book, but there are still many sex scenes for those that want them.  The storyline is also quite believable.

Points to recommend the book:

  • We get to see how Beth and her family are faring for those that got attached to them
  • There is discussion about how different races are treated, as Ross is not Scottish like his brother

Buy:  Contract Bride

 

 

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Book: Against the Wall by Julie Prestsater

Shelly is a teacher who has just been dumped by her boyfriend and fiancé of 10 years, Chase.   She has two best friends, Melissa and Matt.  It is no secret that Matt has a crush on   Against the Wallher but he is a coworker and she does not want to mix romance and work again, Chase is also a coworker.

Melissa encourages her to start dating again so the two of them go out on the town.    As Shelly is very particular about her beer, she decides to pick guys based on what they are drinking.  She sees a perfect drink in the perfect male hands and is surprised to discover it is her friend Matt.

While Shelly is trying to figure out how she feels about Matt by having a non-relationship with her, Melissa is dumped by her husband.  Christmas comes and Shelly’s brother Tyler comes to town and him and Melissa end up hooking up.

Opinion:

I liked the book but felt that it was quite heavy on the swearing and language.   While I get that many people do talk like that, and they may especially if they teach in high school, it could have been toned down.

I wish I could find a man like Matt.

Light on sex scenes if you are looking for a book with a lot of sex but the book does not seem appropriate for an under 18 audience.

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Book Review: Unlocked (Forbidden Fruit) by Evelyn Adams

Jack was unhappy in his marriage.  While he still loved his life, he missed the sex life that they used to have.  Many of the young women around his office were attracted to him and it was no secret that they would be willing to be with him but he couldn’t do that to his wife.    love unlockedThen, one day when there was a snowstorm, Olivia approached him to drive her home as she didn’t trust her vehicle in the snow.  Jack knew that if he went along with this, he was doomed to be unfaithful to his wife.

As he was driving Olivia home, a vehicle came out of nowhere and slid in front of the SUV.  Thankfully, jack was able to stop but his life flashed before his eyes.  He couldn’t cheat on his wife; in fact, he realized that he had been neglecting her.  He knew that if he had gone home with Olivia he would have made sure she was satisfied, but he realized that he had not been doing the same with his wife, Christine.

Meanwhile, Christine is home and realizing that things are not going as well as they should be with Jack.  While she knows she has not been the wife that he deserves, she has not been able to figure out how to be wife, mom and lover.

Jack arrives home and gives his wife a huge hug and drags her into the laundry room where he proceeds to claim her body for himself.  But will it be enough for them to get the heat back into their relationship?

My opinion:

I enjoyed this book as I think it took a look at reality – a man who works and has temptation around him daily and a woman who is a stay at home and loses her confidence in herself.  But they show that it is possible to get that spark back and bring the relationship back to life.

Note:  There is nipple and clit jewellry involved in this story.

Buy:  Unlocked (Forbidden Fruit)