Showing posts with label Four Star Reads. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Four Star Reads. Show all posts

September 14, 2017

Review: Dirty Little Secret by Kendall Ryan

The start to a sexy new series from New York Times bestselling author, Kendall Ryan...

She’s much too innocent for me, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting the sweet, young librarian. I’m dominating and possessive, and my control streak runs a mile wide.

The way she looks at me—like I’m one of the heroes in the books she loves, like I’m broken, and she wants to be the one to piece me back together—it only complicates things further. I’m nobody’s hero.

But there’s no denying my tragic past reads like one of her favorite literary classics. It’s raw. Visceral. Captivating. And together, we’re a perfect mess.

How can I resist when the sexual sparks zapping between us set me on fire? The need to control, and claim her force my walls to come tumbling down, but when she learns about my dirty little secret, will my world come crashing down with it?

The story continues in Dirty Little Promise, releasing October 9.

 Review by Jennifer 

ARC received via NetGalley for an honest review 

Author Kendall Ryan girl we need to have a little chat about “that ending”. I’m pretty sure the whole world heard me gasp and scream! Now I totally get the Dirty Little Secret title.

Now that I’ve talked about the ending of the book, lets talk about the beginning. Emma is a young woman who has been through a lot when she sees this man at a coffee shop that she frequents each morning. She is instantly drawn to him and somewhat intrigued with him as well. One day he returns the interest. This sets the both of them off of on a path to a steamy, tumultuous and sometimes infuriating relationship.

Gavin is definitely a dominate man and he is used to getting what he wants, when he wants it and you guess it, he wants Emma! However Gavin has a past that he hasn’t come to terms with yet and one that could possibly be dangerous for Emma. Will he be able to overcome it before Emma falls for his Brother Cooper? Yep you read that right Gavin has a brother , two actually but Cooper is the only one involved in this little love triangle of sorts.

Cooper might just be the healthy competition that Gavin needs to bring him to his senses or better yet his knees.

Dirty Little Secret is hot, engaging & shocking! It’s definitely one to grab!


September 11, 2017

Review: Dirty Filthy Rich Love by Laurelin Paige

I’ve discovered Donovan Kincaid’s secret.

It’s dirty and filthy and rich – as dirty and filthy and rich as he is – and it haunts me as much as he ever did.

Even after knowing what I know now, I still want to talk to him, to touch him. But there’s an ocean between us, and I’m not sure it can be crossed with something as easy as a phone call or a plane ride.

Yet I’m willing to try.

He doesn’t know this yet, but this time I’m the one with the power. And maybe – just maybe – if the air were cleared and all our secrets bared, there could still be a chance for us.

And this dirty, filthy thing between us might end up being love after all.

Review by April 

ARC provided for an honest review

4 'I had my seat belt on and everything.' Stars

***This book is part of a duet, you MUST read Dirty Filthy Rich Men first***

The wait is finaaaaaaaally over! Laurelin Paige returns with the finale of the Dirty Duet with a gut wrenching, no holds bar intensity that shreds the heart and soul within the pages of Dirty Filthy Rich Love. A love story so compelling and addictive AF, you certainly won't forget Donovan Kincaid anytime soon! I mean how could anyone forget a primitive alpha, the alpha of all *cough*asshole*cough* alphas. Gah! I heart him! I truly do.

Picking up where Dirty Filthy Rich Men left us hanging in a fit of OMFG's, Laurelin Paige quickly thrusts the reader back into the angsty emotional whiplash and darkness that consumes the world of Kincaid and Lind, everything that I loved about the first book. The secrets, lies, and deceit follow the puppet master; always.

'I'd just invited the devil out to play.'
'Because he knew me. He knew what I needed.'

I'm not sure what I had been expecting to happen long term, other than a HEA, as I went into the book, but the journey was most definitely an adventure filled with growth and many set backs along the way that propelled the story full force- in only a way that Laurelin Paige can. Her voice is one of a kind, addictive, and talented AF! *bows down*

This is a story of two broken individuals who are so freaking perfect for each other that it almost hurts to write this *sigh* This is their painstakingly and beautifully, well deserved...tortured to the end, ending. HEA? You'll have to read to find out :p    

August 22, 2017

Review: Drunk Dial by Penelope Ward

From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new, sexy standalone novel.

It seemed like a good idea at the time. Look up Landon Roderick, that boy from childhood whom I’d never been able to forget—even though he so easily forgot about me—and call him.

Then again, anything sounds like a good idea when you’ve had a little too much wine before bed, right? It was supposed to be just a quick, meaningless, prank call. Instead, I went off on him—unloading thirteen years of pent-up emotions.

I didn’t think he’d call me back.

I certainly could never have anticipated the weeks of sexually tense phone conversations that followed as I got to know the man he’d become.

Turned out, Landon had never really forgotten me, either. That special connection we had was still there. I opened up to him, but there were also things about me he didn’t know. And he had his own secrets.

Over the countless hours we talked on the phone, I wondered what would happen if we actually saw each other. One night, I did something impulsive again. Only this time, I went to the airport and booked a ticket to California. We were about to find out if one phone call could bring two lost souls together or if my drunk dial really was all just a big mistake.

A complete STANDALONE.

Review by Jennifer 

ARC provided for an honest review 

I felt this was a unique story line and a little different from Penelope’s other books that I have read and I’ve read ALL of them.

The beginning of this book had me laughing. I mean how many times have you been out drinking and you get to thinking about “that one guy” from your past that you just can’t forget. I am sure there have been a couple of times that you wanted to call him up and say whatever you were feeling and then blame it on the alcohol the next day. Well, that is exactly what Rana Banana does! I loved it! It was funny, entertaining and well received the guy, Landon.

Just because this story starts out lighthearted don’t let it trick you into thinking there is not a deeper meaning to it because there is so much more to these characters that meets the eye in the beginning.

Rana Banana & Landon are two friend who lost touch long ago. They are two people who are broken. Together can they heal one another?

“There’s nothing wrong with having flaws. They’re what makes us human.”

Landon was dreamy. Just a very caring man. You could sense he was good from the start even though he is hiding some secrets. Rana Banana had self -esteem problems and was having trouble getting over some things from her past. It was amazing to watch these two characters fall in love and overcome the obstacles that had held them back from other relationships.

Some of the secrets revealed will shock you but the love that you feel throughout this story will melt your heart.

“Feel me wrapped around you. Smell me. Close your eyes, and just be with me.”