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Booty Camp Dating Service by Debra Anastasia

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REVIEWED BY Melinda Lazar


Booty Camp Dating Service by Debra Anastasia
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Booty Camp Dating Service by Debra Anastasia

We meet the lovely, special-needs teacher, Hazel in the prologue of this book, where she tells her boyfriend she loves him following a toe-curling...ahem...session. He exits stage left after that proclamation and the good times begin but not before Hazel swears to herself that she'll never tell another man she loves him. She's then convinced by her best friend Claire to join her in handing over $1000 to Booty Camp Dating Services to find her a perfect match. Aaaaaand enter Wolf. Wolf is the behind-the-scenes owner of BCDS and is the first male to have inherited the matchmaking gene from his mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and likely many before her. He is however, the first to make money from the special gift.

This book was soooooooo much fun to read! As sorry as I felt for Hazel, Anastasia still managed to have me holding back a …

Quake by Jacob Chance

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REVIEWED BY Ann Meemken

Quake by Jacob Chance
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Kyle is PI that is hired by a wife who wants her husband investigated. When he is investigating him he falls for the man's sister Janny which he has not met yet. They literally bump into each other and sparks fly. They both have an instant attraction to each other and want to get to know each other better.

Kyle is caring, loyal and dominant. Janny is driven, loving and has some trust issues.
I loved the connection Janny and Kyle share. The scenes were described so well. I enjoyed the story and character's. I can't wait til the next book to find out what happens next.

A wonderful debut novel by Jacob Chance.


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Khan by Kathi S. Barton

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REVIEWED BY Joanne Swinney

Khan by Kathi S. Barton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



Got to love this guy. As much as he's a pain and bossy and wants everything done his way, he's just so... you know. Grrr!! He doesn't want a mate, if you read book one you will know he hates humans. Aww bless, he's in for quite a shock.
Although he can be quite difficult at times, he is very protective of his family and anyone who is close to them. He will protect them with his life, him and his Cat, he's a shifter, a very impressive shifter.

The Bowen boys are all very close and help each other out, if one has a problem the rest of the family is there to help. Mostly no questions are asked because they are rarely needed unless it's to do with one of them finding a mate. When Marc's employee is hurt, he wants to take care of her. Nope, it's not his mate, but she sure is Khan's.

Khan is about to have his whole life turned upside down. Poor guy has been stuck in his ways for…

Blue-Eye Devil by Lisa Kleypas

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REVIEWED BY Micky Barnard


Blue-Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Kleypas has clearly demonstrated her prowess in contemporary writing as well as historical. This second book of the series followed the addictiveness of the second half of book one; I delved in and couldn't stop.

There's a strong connection to some of the characters from book one and it completely worked for me. There was some difficult material in this book that was discomforting to read but real and tangible. Kleypas respectfully explored this difficult subject matter and the character restoration was welcome, enjoyable reading.

This book is oozing with sexual chemistry between the lead characters and I pretty much melted at the understanding the lead male had for Haven (I'm not saying his name for those who haven't read book one, this could be a spoiler). Nevertheless, when they were together, it was explosive. The lead male is all alpha, but he's been around the block and he's…

Wrong Question, Right Answer by Elle Casey

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REVIEWED BY Micky Barnard

Wrong Question, Right Answer by Elle Casey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This has been my favourite so far of the series. I liked the fact that this book focuses on one of the original females of the firm, rather than a male of the team. I enjoy character transformations, particularly believable ones. Toni has been as prickly as a cactus in previous books, you know there's a story behind it, but she's not very likeable despite there being a reason. The storyline was completely unexpected in terms of its direction but I loved where it went. It was funny, a little emotional and gave me the feels. Lucky was a real guy, somewhat flawed but a man with backbone and commitment. I really enjoyed these two together and their amusing banter.

The Bourbon Street guys (male and female) are a bunch of fun characters and I've enjoyed getting to know each of them. May remained a fun addition to this story, a ditzy mess but a caring woman. Elle Casey has a way of writin…

Black Ink: Part ll by N.M. Catalano

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REVIEWED BY Becky Cox

Black Ink: Part II by N.M. Catalano
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In Black Ink Part II, the plot thickens. The web of corruption is expanded and I got a glimpse of things to come in Alexander's battle to save his empire and Gemma. It appears Gemma's soon-to-be ex has dug her a deep hole.

Gemma maintains her strength which is important to me, especially in an alpha male relationship. She may submit in the bedroom, but that is pretty much the only place.

Alexander is much more than meets the eye and I like him more all the time. He is always hot, but as the layers peel away, I really like him.




NM has done a great job in developing these characters from the first book. There is a bit of a cliffy and I am looking forward to book 3 to see what happens and who is behind all of this! I have my suspicions but have no doubt NM will surprise me.

Hot sex, mystery and espionage. Great read!

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In The Shadow of Satellites by Amanda Dick

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REVIEWED BY Becky Cox

In the Shadow of Satellites by Amanda Dick
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In the Shadow of Satellites caught me a bit by surprise. This is my first Amanda Dick read and let me tell you this is a talented lady! This story is very well written and pulls you into the grief Sian lives. My heart felt heavy with her burden.

Sian's residual physical effects from the tragedy rang true for me. I experienced her frustration, confusion and the grief. Lord the crippling grief.




Luke, with burdens of his own, is such a great guy. Yes, he is handsome, but I don't really think that matters. His patience and counsel were beautiful to read. Truly loved me some Luke.

I don't usually comment on a pet in a story, but Geezer is a strong supporting character in this book and I felt he deserved a mention. Geezer gave Sian support as only a beloved dog can do.

I'm less broken, less damaged. I'm mending."

Amanda tore me down, but slowly put me back together. In the Shad…

Love on the Sound by Jamie Matthews

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REVIEWED BY Ann Meemken

Love on the Sound by Jamie Matthews
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Amy is grieving the loss of her husband. When she is told she inherited On the Sound which is a run down bed and breakfast on lopez island. She has every intention on selling the property that is until she falls in love with it and does not want to leave. She decides to keep it and start a new life for herself.

Ben an upcoming hollywood star and oscar nominee. He has had a streak of bad luck with bad movie after bad movie. He has lost his passion for his craft. He decided to take a break from his life after a drunken interview on national tv. He goes to On the Sound a bed and breakfast on lopez island to hide from the paparazzi. He needs to find himself and decide on what he wants for his future.

This story is one of friendship, hope, understanding and love. I enjoyed the story along with the character's. It started out a bit slow but once the story started unfolding, I was hooked. The ending was a…

It's In His Touch by Shelly Alexander

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REVIEWED BY Joanne Swinney

It's In His Touch by Shelly Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



How does a writer mix such a heartfelt story with laughter? It just amazes me that although this book delved into a health issue that has effected many woman, the story was filled with laugh out loud moments along the way. It was an incredible read of love, betrayal, anger, lust, vengeance, friendship, illness, it was jam packed with so many feelings, I couldn't not connect to such a beautiful story.

Angelique is on a mission to win, she's never lost a court case yet and isn't about to start. This woman is strong of mind and body but unfortunately not of the heart. When you meet that one person that gives you butterflies, the one that you can't stop thinking about, the one that scares the life out of you because that one person is very much capable of breaking your heart. It's frightening but exciting and the Author of this book knew exactly how to bring out my emotions and…

Hard Edit by Andrea Smith & Eva LeNoir

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REVIEWED BY Joanne Swinney

Hard Edit by Andrea Smith
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



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July 18th, 2016
Title: Hard edit: Sequel to "Black Balled"
Genre: Gay Romance
Author: Andrea Smith & Eva LeNior
Jo's Grade: 5 Stars

The Gospel According to Jo:

If you haven't read Black Balled yet, I encourage you to take the journey. This next instalment and apparently the last, BOO!! Is even better, even hotter, even funnier, even quirkier. Oh! I am a huge fan of Troy and Larson, not in the stalker sense because we all know how Troy feels about that. What? You don't know what I'm talking about. Hmmm, only one thing for it, no I am not taking trip down memory lane and going over what happen in book one, you need to read. hehe!! I know you hate me, well that's okay because Larson hated Troy and look where that got them, in lust, in love, in it forever.
I have seriously laughed my head off while reading this story. Not just laughed out loud, I'…

The Summer Garden by Paulina Simons

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REVIEWED BY Becky Cox

The Summer Garden by Paullina Simons
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

You can't help but love Tatiana and Alexander. Paullina Simons has created two beautiful characters. They are not perfect, but they are real. Tatiana's strength is beyond...I don't know what, but she is an amazing character.

Alexander made me angry in Summer Garden. I get it, I do, but angry nonetheless. I wanted to shake him and scream at him.

This is a perfect conclusion (I know I just said I was mad, but I don't stay that way) to a life changing story. I have recommended this series more times than I can count. Paullina draws you into Tatiana and Alexander's lives and you don't want to leave.

I felt their pain, stress, hurt and betrayal. I seriously hated it had to end. I put off reading it for a while because I didn't want to be done with their epic love story. My girl Melinda gifted it to me and I couldn't resist any longer. I will read this series again and again.

Low by Mary Elizabeth

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REVIEWED BY Becky Cox

Low by Mary Elizabeth
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Whelp, never saw that coming! Honestly I picked this book because of the cover. Shallow you say, well yeah maybe, or just a sucker for a hot bad boy. My point being, I went in blind and was blown away by the ending of this book. As the synopsis suggests (which I only just read), definite Bonnie and Clyde vibe.

Lowen has made some mistakes in his life and wants to be a better man for his Poesy who has stood by his side through the rough times. His father wasn't a good person and he wants to do more for Poesy. She is the suburb daughter expected to grow up, go to college and marry the good boy, but her heart is already taken by Low, the ultimate bad boy.



The ups and downs and lordy the feels. So many feels. I couldn't read fast enough dying to know what happened. I wiped a tear or two from my cheeks and giggled, swooned; oh yeah and cursed a few times.

Low is dark and sexy. If you want a fluff read, walk away. …

Red Night by R.K. Close

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REVIEWED BY Becky Cox

Red Night by R.K. Close
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Red Night is written from Samantha's POV, which is a different perspective than your usually vampire story. Like RK Close says herself, I am an Anne Rice stalker and love a good vampire story and this took me by surprise being from the human's POV. It gave a different feel to the story which I enjoyed.

I love a strong female character and Samantha definitely delivered. She is a private investigator who stumbles upon the paranormal world. Her story is action packed and has loads of eye candy of different species. Who doesn't love some hot paranormals. ;-)

The Vampire Files look to be a great trilogy and I am looking forward to reading more of Samantha's adventures and who her love interest may end up being. Hmmmm so hard to pick between the hotness.



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Priest by Sierra Simone

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REVIEWED BY Becky Cox

Priest by Sierra Simone
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Priest is not for everyone. Definitely for a mature audience as it is steamy. I enjoy the naughty stories, but am not Catholic so...I am not offended by a fallen priest where others might be.

Tyler, Father Bell, is a hot priest who joined the clergy after a tragedy befell his sister. Maybe he was meant to be a priest, maybe he used it as an escape.

Poppy is melancholy. She carries guilt like a fashion hand bag.

“Find whatever love is left in your life and hold on to it tightly. And one day, things will have gotten less gray, less dull.”
Theirs is a burning attraction love story. The problem with that is someone always gets burnt.

“Whatever happens after this, I just want you to know that this was worth it. You were worth it. You were worth everything.”

Sierra Simone has written a story that will offend some; burn up some kindles, but no matter it is a story that is compelling.

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Tickle His Fancy by Samantha A. Cole

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REVIEWED BY Tina Shobe

Tickle His Fancy by Samantha A. Cole
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

AMAZING! I think that says it all on how I feel about this book.

Brody, always a flirt, becomes acquainted with Fancy (love her knickname!) when he drops into her bakery to indulge his sweet tooth. There is just something about Fancy that attracts him on a deeper level than he has ever experienced before and he wants to explore it.

Fancy due to tragedy in her life is very reserved but Brody breaks down her defenses.

My emotions were all over the place while reading this book. I was laughing out loud (love books that have me doing that!), sad when reading about Fancy's tragedy, gripping my ereader hard when reading through the intrigue and suspenseful parts. I was so surprised on who was causing Fancy distress in her life.

This book is part of the Trident Security Series but I think it could be a stand alone I honestly think you'll get a grea…

Obligated by Renee C.Leigh

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REVIEWED BY Tina Shobe

Obligated by Renee C. Leigh
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Chloe is running her family's bar. After her Mom passes away her dad turns to the bottle and Chloe basically raised herself. She has put everyone ahead of herself.

Her cousin, Natalia, shows up at her bar with a surprise visit for Christmas. I seriously could virtually see Chloe's eyes rolling as her cousin comes bouncing across the bar.

The author has a great way of writing that makes you feel like you are right there in the story watching the action going on around you.

Natalia got a ride from a friend, Zane. The attraction between Zane and Chloe is instant. Both try to fight it as Zane knows that Chloe is the type that will want a relationship and he's leaving in a couple weeks. Chloe had a bad experience in her past that makes her real leary of guys.

Natalia gets everyone is the Christmas spirit with decorating, shopping, getting a Christmas Tr…

Furious Rush by S.C. Stephens

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REVIEWED BY Micky Barnard

Furious Rush by S.C. Stephens
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4.5 stars

Furious Rush pulled me in from the first few pages. I haven't ever read a bike racing trope and I have to say I really enjoyed the setting, racing and world the characters were immersed in. This is a book about family dynamics, scorching chemistry, hate and adrenaline.

Kenzie is a woman in a man's world, I loved her drive, dedication to the family but she was also fiercely independent and knew her own mind. I love a strong female character. Hayden was destined to be her enemy and he was a total bad boy. He was arrogant, sometimes obnoxious and I loved to hate him. These two had scorching chemistry. This book had a collection of wider characters that made up the whole and each character was a crucial but good part of the jigsaw. I thought the characters were developed, they made me feel a range of emotion and I was invested in their lives. The storyline was strong and even when it went a …

Demon, Interrupted by K.D. Grace

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REVIEWED BY Becky Cox

Demon, Interrupted by K. D. Grace
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

KD Grace is a new author for me. This book would have been better had I read the first three, but that is no one's fault but my own. It is well written and enjoyable, hence the 4 stars even though I was a bit confused at times because I hadn't read the previous books, it wasn't hard to follow or figure out the other characters.

Demon Interrupted is a fast paced story. Our heroine Elaine appears fragile at times but has a strong backbone! Demon Ferris, has his demons (pun intended). The Lakeland Witches are supportive of him and want to help him work out his issues.

I enjoyed the bit of historic romance mixed in and there are some chapters that will melt your kindle with the hotness.

Overall an enjoyable paranormal romance, dare I say erotica.

I was provided a copy for an honest review.

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Author Anonymous by E.K. Blair

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REVIEWED BY Becky Cox

Author Anonymous by E.K. Blair
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

For me, Author Anonymous is a journey that I am glad I took. EK's writing is impeccable as always. Do I like the heroine? Could we be friends? I don't know but I do know I don't have to like the heroine to appreciate the story. I sympathize with her struggle. Her decisions were not necessarily ones I would have made, or maybe I would have, maybe I have, but they are her decisions and they are what made the story. A tale...I guess it is, but all while reading I kept in mind this is a true story. Someone lived this struggle, this pain, this heartbreak and that made it so much more for me.



The ending blew me away, and I won't lie, made me cry. I thought of the butterfly effect. Had she just taken a different path things could have been different. Had she not...well never mind don't want to have any spoilers.

Author Anonymous is not likely to be appreciated by a conservative reader. It will p…

Built by Jay Crownover

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REVIEWED BY Becky Cox

Built by Jay Crownover
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Saints of Denver is a spinoff series from The Marked Men series which I loved!

Strong and silent, sign me up! Throw in construction worker on top of that and Holy Hannah Hotness. Zeb was a minor character in the Marked Men but takes center stage in Built. I was so excited Jay wrote this story as I was intrigued by Zeb and felt he had a story to tell.



Sayer, also a character from Marked Men, was so much more than I had expected and I love her in Built.

I love when a character surprises me and I was surprised at the depth of both of these characters. I also love a good twist and Jay delivered on that as well.

“I choose you, Sayer. Lover, lawyer, and all the shit you are in between that, I choose it. I choose us. when you’re ready to accept that, you come find me.”

Truly enjoy Jay's work and look forward to catching up on her latest work.


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