Torrid (Sordid #2) by Nikki Sloane

Nikki Sloane can write. Now before I do my review, just let say, that this is nothing like Sordid, which isn’t a bad thing. For some, it may even be a good thing. While I loved Sordid, and it’s questionable morals, some didn’t. Which is understandable.

So if your steering clear due to the first, no worries, this one is dark, but not dubious consent dark.

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I genuinely liked Oksana, while she was in over her head, she still held her own.

“I might not outsmart the devil, but I was willing to deal with him.”

Everyone has a agenda, including Oksana. She is betraying everyone while trying to make an ally, and keep herself alive.

It’s tricky, and a satisfying plot.

Vasilije is a great anti-hero, he’s cold, ruthless, and bit selfish, but he also has some redeeming qualities, which makes for a believable romance.

It was sexy and suspenseful.

Why 4 stars? It was a bit repetitive at times.

 

Tormentor Mine (Tormentor Mine #1) by Anna Zaires & Dima Zales

“There is no beauty without ugliness, just as there’s no happiness without sorrow. We live in a world of contrasts, not absolutes.”

I love this author writing, I devoured this book. Usually, too much inner dialogue drives me crazy, but it worked.

It all worked for me.

Peter is the best kind of Anti-hero, his obsession is downright romantic.

“I want her. It’s completely irrational, and wrong on so many levels, but I want her.”

I like how one minute I’m rooting for Sara, and the next I’m happy she got caught.

I liked Sara she was strong and smart. She knew she had no options, and she did what she had to do.

I think all dark readers will love this book, even those who aren’t will probably enjoy this on some level.

Good stuff.

Pushing Her Limits (Masters of Adrenaline #3)

3 stars for the story, 5 for the smut

Somehow I missed the first 2 book in this series, but I didn’t feel lost.

I enjoy BDSM and I love a sadist, and Altas was a great Sadist.

*Note to self: Don’t look for spanking GIF unless alone or “smut”

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My review skills have dwindled, I don’t know what to say about books anymore, maybe I’m lazy.

Two people on different sides of the law find love and kink.

It was a sexy book. There is knife play, NO blood. 🙂

Anything You Can Do by R.S. Grey

So this was a really cute read. Lucas and Daisy are at war, as the title states, anything you can do I can do better. They have been going at it there entire lives.

Daisy is a bit naive, annoying, and childish, but admittedly funny as hell. Throughout the story I’m thinking to myself there is something wrong with this chick.

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Oddly enough it didn’t ruin it for me, I think it’s because we get to see Lucas emails, which is helpful.

I loved Lucas, I really did. He was playing to win, and he did win in more ways than one.

This is a light read, that I think just about any romance reader will enjoy.

 

Next to Never (Fall Away #4.5) by Penelope Douglas

If Penelope Douglas  writes it, I read it.

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So I was kinda of lost where this was going, and it’s safe to say this wasn’t so much Quinn’s story as it was Kat and Jase’s story. It was a story within a story.

Oddly enough this was an emotional book. I felt everything. Was Kat kind of weak? Yes. Was Jase a selfish prick? Yeah. I just couldn’t get over the wasted years. It broke my heart reading about two people who just couldn’t get their shit together.

This book sets the pace of the rest of this series. We meet the children of everyone in the Fall Away series.

We get a glimpse of troubled friendships, rivalry, family. Some forbidden love. I can safely say I will read it.

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Retrieval (The Retrieval Duet #1) by Aly Martinez

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I thought this was going to me some type of messed up triangle, or something like that, but it wasn’t. Thank God

This was a about a couple who lost each other due to grief, and neither one of them knew how fix it, and they spend 2 years avoiding it….

But when the face each other, it’s explosive.

“I’d never, not once, seen Elisabeth with just my eyes. My heart was just as much a part of the way I viewed her as my retinas.”

Roman and Elisabeth’s love can be felt through the pages, and it was refreshing.

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It’s also a story about a mother’s love, and how she will do anything for her child.

So there are flashbacks and 3 different POV’S and while I would usually complain like the picky reader I am, this was done well, and the story needed it.

 

This book will draw you in till the last page, and I was cheesing at the end, although I wasn’t shocked, I was extremely happy how it ended.

I look forward to next book.