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 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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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 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)

Book: Revenge: A West Coast Novel, Book 1 by Jasmine Haynes

Clay is Jessica’s boss and he is looking to hire a new controller for the company.  It is well known that Clay and Ruby are in a relationship and live together but one night, Jessica catches Ruby with another guy on Clay’s desk after hours.  When Jessica confronts Ruby, she says that Clay knows and that he likes it when she is with another man and then comesRevenge home to him and tells him about it.  Jessica is shocked and leaves.

But Jessica cannot let it go and tells Clay about it a few days later. He does not believe her but Jessica had found Ruby’s thong on the floor and had put it in Clay’s desk which sealed the deal for Clay.  He goes home and is very mad at Ruby as she broke two of the three rules which he has for her.

Meanwhile, Jessica is thinking more about her interest in Clay and what she can do to get him to pay attention to her.  But she is also worried about how that may look with her in line for the job of controller.  So she continues to see her fuck buddy and use him to get out her fantasies.

Are Clay and Ruby done?  Will Jessica be able to tempt Clay or will their business relationship end up being more important than their sexual attraction?

My opinion:

I enjoyed this book and it dealt with a topic I did not know much about but have heard of.  It deals with a woman cuckolding her man with his permission and explains a bit of the attraction behind it.  Clay allows Ruby to play with other men all she wants (within the rules) but he doesn’t play with anyone else.

This is the first in a series, with the second book following Ruby’s story after this book ends.

 

Book Review: Mine for Tonight (The Billionaires Obsession) by J.S. Scott

Simon has been watching Kara for a while.  He isn’t sure how to approach her or what to do about it, but when he sees her coming home one evening, in clothing that isn’t her usual and almost passes out on the street, he doesn’t think any further.  He takes her into his home and has a doctor look at her.  Turns out she has worn herself ragged from working while   mine for tonightattending nursing school and trying to keep her head above water.  She thought she had gotten over the flu but it turns out it was just a temporary respite.  The doctor orders bed rest and time off work to recover, which Kara cannot afford.  But she is not given a choice as Simon has already called in for her (it turns out Kara works for his mom) and   he demands that she stay in bed.

He sends his assistant over to Kara’s house to retrieve what she will need for a few days but it turns out that she has been evicted.  Her roommate was taking her money but not paying the rent and had been in the proceedings of eviction for a while.  Nothing of hers was left except for a few items.  How would she be able to stay in school?  The thought of having to quit while she saved up money to return was a heavy weight on her.

Simon offers to assist her by allowing her to stay with him in his spare room.  He has a lot of room and he wants to see her rested and able to focus solely on her school work.  One condition of his is that she is not allowed to work, just focus on her school work.  While Kara does not want to accept his offer, she agrees to it.  But it turns out Simon has one more condition, one night with her.  She can pick the night.

Will Simon be able to control his wanting for Kara until she asks for the night?  Will Kara ever ask for that night?

My opinion:

I like the premise of this book but I wonder how realistic it is.  Granted, most people do not read stories like this for reality, they read them as a way to escape from reality.

Note:  Book 1 of a Series

Buy:  Mine for Tonight