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.

 

Venom & Ecstasy (Venom #2) by S. Williams, Shanora Williams

The first half of this book was almost too sweet for me, and it fell flat. Thankfully it did pick up. This wasn’t as sexy as the first one. I still liked it, but I can’t pinpoint where it lost stars, I really did expect more from Draco.

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This book is about Gianna’s road to discovery and healing. We get a lot of answers about   Draco. While I expected more from Draco, I was even more disappointed in Gianna. She was supposed to be this strong vengeful queen. She kind of just fell in line, I mean she did act out, but not for the right reasons?

As a dark reader, I expect the heroine to fuck up, I almost look forward to it.

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Gianna really took to getting in trouble to a whole new level, and it kinda of set the rest of book, leaving us with a broken heart at the end.

I loved the writing, but I hated the way it ended, but I look forward to the next book.

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.

 

Naughty Boss by Whitney G.

Okay so I haven’t done a blog post in awhile. To catch up, I’ve bought just about every new book out, that I will read…. so about 5 LOL

 I had to take a step back from blogging due to some haters apparently, I romanticize the wrong things

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That’s a story for another day…

So this book was everything, and I’m biased so there’s that. I love Whitney G’s books.

I love the alpha males she creates, and she did perfect with Michael.

He was the dick we love to hate….

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The banter was great, Mya was a  great heroine. All in all,  a quick sexy read.

Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas

“She can be a nightmare, but this still feels better than any dream.”

Penelope Douglas is my favorite author, she gets away with murder with my pet peeves, and I don’t care, because I LOVE her stories.

So she really stepped out of the box, which I love. I don’t expect a perfect heroine,  and Penelope didn’t write one.

Ryan is a self-centered bullying bitch, and I loved her. I know, I know, hold the phone.

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She is a character who I had to grow to love, and that was okay.

Sadly, authors write about heroines who are sweet and relatable, and most times they just come off ass basic and stupid, so it was a good change of pace and a risk on Penelope’s part.

Ryan is popular, and she will do just about anything to stay in power, and she doesn’t care  who she has to step on to get to the top. It’s heartbreaking, and uncomfortable.

So we have a story about a bad boy, and a conceited cheerleader, who have known each other for 7 years but never met. Misha knows who Ryan is and but Ryan doesn’t have a clue that Masen is Misha.

Now, Misha, he’s the bad  boy we love.

“Your dirty little secret who will fuck you in the back of a truck, hiding you so your stuck-up, shallow friends don’t know how good I give it to you?”

God, it’s embarrassing how much Misha turned me on .

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 I know there’s something wrong with me, but damn do I love when boys are mean. I really do.

I went into the book blind, and I’m glad I did.

This is a story about two people dealing with shit, the only way they know how.

Playing with Monsters (Playing With Monsters #1) by Amelia Hutchins

*Trigger Warning* 

I can see why this  book is highly rated, and get why some didn’t like it. I’m stuck in between. This seems to be happening to me a lot, it really makes me want to come up with my own rating system.

So let’s start with why this book was really good. The writing, while it was too descriptive, it was addictive, like I had to know what would happen next. I may have skimmed the color of the curtains.

The sex, yes this is always part of my review, because well

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Anyway, Amelia can write a damn steamy scene.

The book is unique and we see definite character growth….

The reasons above are why I could easily rate this book 5 stars.

Now why I could rate it 2 stars with no qualms.

Lena, she’s hard to describe.

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I see Lena walking and getting hit by rocket ships to the face, and she ignores them. Like she has so much information at her disposal, and  yet ignores all of it. Like pull up your pants, and pay attention to what the hell is going on around you.

The ending was a cliffhanger, which honestly I don’t mind, but this one bothered me.

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Nothing was resolved, nothing was wrapped up, the reader is left with so many questions.

Not the good  questions  like “I’m so mindfucked”, more like the author didn’t finish the book.

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Ordinarily, a cliffhanger would solve the problem in the first book, which would be Katrina, and then at the end, a new problem arose.

I’m not an author, but the way this was done, just makes is seem like it’s incomplete.

So while I can give this book 5 stars for smut, I can’t give it stars for quality.

So in end, I just wanted  Lena to look into her nightmares, ask questions, do research.

I wanted Ben’s role explained.

Lastly, Lucien should have explained what was going on, I mean come on?  He’s saving the world, I’m sure Lena would understand.

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I probably won’t read the next book.

A Ruthless Proposition by Natasha Anders

So, this book was blowing my goodreads up, so I took the plunge.

At first, I didn’t know if I was going to finish this book because it was a bit long winded to begin with. I’m an inpatient reader. Give me convo and give me the hero fast!

 

I worked through it because of the author. I was disappointed, but not how you think.

Now we all know I love an asshole, but Dante takes Asshole to new heights. He even hurt my feelings.  I felt embarrassed, and just sad.

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I kicked a flower pot over after reading one part. My poor flower :(.

I can’t even bag the book because,  face it, if a book can bring those emotions out that is damn good writing. I just hated feeling like that. I needed a drink and for my boyfriend to tell I was loved after this book.

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Cleo is a sweet girl, she lost her dream to be a dancer and she can’t let go. Her brother finds a job with Dante.

Dante is a Dick, he doesn’t trust anyone, he’s selfish, and just Ruthless

One night in Japan Dante and Cleo have sex, and they continue to do the dirty the whole time in Japan.

That week in Japan will change their lives forever, well at least it changes Cleo’s.

This is a story about fate, and how it finds a way to bring two unlikely people together.

There was touchy subject for me and I cried like a bitch, like I had to stop reading to purge cry.

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The only reason was disappointed in this book is because at the end, I was still unsure. I wanted more groveling. GET ON YOUR KNEES AND KISS HER FEET GROVEL.

If you want a book that brings out a shit load of emotions, take a chance.