Showing posts with label Leisa Rayven. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Leisa Rayven. Show all posts

April 30, 2017

Review: Mister Romance by Leisa Rayven

Max Riley is the man of your dreams. Or at least he will be, for a price.

 As his alter-ego Mister Romance, Max is a drop-dead gorgeous escort who makes romantic fantasies come to life. No sex, just swoon-worthy dates to die for, and the cream of New York's socialites can't get enough.  Whether they want a dominating billionaire, bad boy with a heart of gold, hot geek, sexy biker, or best friend who loves them from afar, Max can make it all happen, but he's careful to keep his real identity a secret.

Enter investigative journalist Eden Tate. Having caught wind of the urban legend of Mister Romance from a lovestruck client, Eden is determined to publish a scathing expose on Max and his ability to swindle lonely society women out of their fortunes.

Desperate to protect his anonymity and his clients, Max challenges Eden to give him three dates. If she doesn't fall in love with him, she can run her story with his blessing. If she succumbs to his charms, the story dies.

Cynical Eden has no doubt she can resist his fake romance personas, but when the real Max admits he’s falling for her, she has to decide if the professional liar is telling the truth, or if the passionate man with the mysterious past is just one more character designed to con her out of her career-making story.
Don’t miss this sizzling new standalone from the internationally best selling author of Bad Romeo, Broken Juliet, and Wicked Heart.

 Review by April

ARC provided for an honest review

5 'Pleasure like I've never know.' Stars


I'm blown away, a bit speechless and beyond obsessed with this book!!!! Seriously, I just can't even! Leisa Rayven has penned one hell of a phenomenal story here, one that I'm so completely smitten with. It's romance GOLD. Without question, this is Rayven's best work to date. With such complex and intricately laid out story line, the execution of Mister Romance had me salivating. It's pure genius! Pure. Freaking. Genius.

Mister Romance is addictive! I couldn't devour it fast enough, it's everything I crave in a book. From start to finish there's more than enough sizzle and swoon to melt your panties, the perfect amount of angst to torture you. Chock full of laugh out loud moments, so much heart, tender moments and with a touch of cynicism and tension it's the perfect balance to keep you tapping away at those pages!

She's cynical to the cliches of love.

'If you buy a ticket on the Love Express, it comes with compulsory stops at Painville, The Isle of Co-Dependence, and Betrayal Central, so why get on-board in the first place?'

He's an escort, shelling out romance that inspires happiness and hope.

"Everyone wants to feel special, whether we admit it or not. And loving without limits and allowing ourselves to be loved in return is what life's all about. Or at least, what it should be about. Everything else just gets in the way."

Oozing with all sorts of chemistry from the beginning, Eden and Max are just so gd perfect together. Individually they're sorting out their own demons, fears, and baggage. The push and pull between them, the highs and lows, are what really propel this story along. What started out as investigative journalism for Eden could result in the love of a lifetime if only she could let down her guard and barricade surrounding her heart.  It's really a case of opposite attracts as Miss Cynicism meets Mister Romance in this epic, TOP READ of 2017.

November 22, 2016

Review: Bad Romeo Christmas by Leisa Rayven

From the internationally best selling author of BAD ROMEO, BROKEN JULIET, and WICKED HEART comes an anthology of sweet and sexy novellas featuring beloved Starcrossed characters such as Ethan and Cassie, Liam and Elissa, and Josh and Angel; as well as the gang from The Grove.

Have Yourself A Sexy Little Christmas: An Ethan and Cassie Novella

Ethan and Cassie's first Christmas with the Holt family should be nothing but jolly. Sure, Cassie's a mess trying to impress her future in-laws with the perfect casserole, but when an unexpected blast from Ethan's past shows up beneath the tree, the season gets a whole lot more serious--and sexy.

The Naughty List: A Liam and Elissa Novella

After being apart for months, Liam and Elissa are making up for lost time on a secluded island, where they think they're free to explore each other's bodies in peace. But when it turns out their Christmas sanctuary isn't as deserted as it first seemed, their Christmas dreams turn into a nightmare.

Happy, Horny New Year: A Josh and Angel Novella

When the gang from the Grove gets together at a lavish New Year's Eve party, it's like no time has passed. Except Elissa and Josh are dating Hollywood royalty, Jack and Zoe have been hooking up in secret, Connor's new girlfriend wants to murder Cassie, and Erika's mystery man has everyone talking. Before midnight, shocking revelations are made, industry tongues are wagging, and the poor mistletoe is ready to pass out from overuse.

No matter how you're spending the holidays, BAD ROMEO CHRISTMAS is sure to heat up your festive season this winter.
 Review by April

ARC provided for an honest review 

5 Christmas Stars

Leisa Rayven returns with sexy snippets from her beloved cast of characters! I've been hooked since the day I dug into Bad Romeo, devoured Broken Juliette and swooned my way through Wicked heart. Not one for anthologies, BUT Leisa Rayven has wormed her way in and duh, of course I will devour the crap out of this one! I'll never tire of Ethan & Cassie, Elissa, Liam, Josh, and the rest of the gang.

Part One: Have Yourself a Sexy Little Christmas.

Sexy times a plenty for newly engaged Ethan and Cassie! This was hilarious! So sexy and full of hilarious banter with just a pinch of drama for flair. The past meets the present in part one of this Christmas novella.

And remember folks, 'No one likes a half-a$$ed jingler.'

Part Two: The Naughty List.

Good lord above! Oh the things I'd do to get on Liam's naughty list *wink* Part two had all the swizzle and swoon with a side of suspense that would make anyone chew off their nails. BUT when you're in love with a sexy beast of a man like Liam, you can brush all the worry aside.

'Sweet, throbbing relief.'

Part Three: Happy Horny New Year.

Happy Horny New Year indeed!!! Loveeeed part three! It's full of swoon, innuendo and lessons learned as this gang meets up at a New Year's Eve party; a reunion of sorts. SQUEEEEEE!!

'No one's perfect, and everyone who thinks they are is either a narcissist or a psychopath. But we all strive for perfection, which is why every New Year's Eve, the human race takes a long, hard look at itself and promises to be less of an a$$shole in the year to come.

I didn't realize how much I missed this crew and their swoony, croony banter and antics until I dove into Bad Romeo Christmas. The perfect addition to the Starcrossed series. Leisa Rayven strikes yet again with another 5 Stars read!

March 26, 2016

Review: Wicked Heart by Leisa Rayven

Liam Quinn is talented, gorgeous, and one of the biggest movie stars in the world.

He's also the only man Elissa Holt has ever truly loved.

After being out of her life for six years, he and his gorgeous fiancé are set to star in the new Broadway show Elissa is stage managing. The only trouble is, when late night rehearsals bring Elissa and Liam together, the line between what is and what could have been gets blurred, and one moment of weakness will lead to a scandal that echoes around the world.

Elissa knows that falling for Liam again would be a tragedy in the making, but as any good romantic will tell you, love doesn’t always follow the script.


 Review by Jennifer (ARC received for an honest review)

Yay…I finally got to read my first Leisa Rayven book! I have been a HUGE fan of all of her book covers for a while now but I have never had the pleasure of actually reading one of them until now.

Elissa & Liam’s love story is a whirlwind one that will keep you on your toes. Just when you think everything is going to work out and go their way BAM something happens! When things were good between them they were amazing together but when time wasn’t on their side it broke my heart. Liam was very swoony with the sweet things that he would say. I did feel like he honestly loved Elissa right from the very beginning however sometimes life just gets in the way. Elissa was a strong woman. She was determined to make it on her own and not live her life according to love. I admired her for this. But I could also feel her pain with not being able to be with the one man that she loved. She also had a very funny side to her and she had me rolling with laughter at times

“I would climb him like a tree and bang him like a screen door in a hurricane.”

Their relationship was fun but when things went bad , they went really bad.

“We don’t have much time left. And I have the strongest feeling that having part of you is going to be better than having all of anybody else.”

My emotions were all over the place and I wasn’t sure that I was going to get the ending that I wanted. But Leisa Rayven made it all come together in the end and I totally loved it!

Wicked Heart is an emotionally charged, keep you on your toes, humorous, sexy hot love story!

Review by April (ARC received for an honest review)

"Love is like an asshole. It doesn't care about people's plans. It's never convenient. It crawls inside of you at the most ridiculous times and makes you feel, whether you like it or not. And even long after the time when you should have learned to stop loving someone, it just keeps holding on to them. Doesn't it?"

Ooooh! The wicked games this story line played on my heart!!! Emotionally charged, laced and loaded with the perfect amount of angst to put you through the wringer!
Aptly titled.
Well played, Leisa....well played!
Captivated from page one. Flawless transitions from past to present with characters, scenarios, witty & gripping banter and ALL.THE.FEELS are what keep me coming back for more Rayven! Leisa excels at bewitching the reader. Completely consuming you with the story line, Wicked Heart is a book you can't help but devour. It's a NA lovers dream come true! I'm still giddy days later *insert dreamy sigh here* Get ready for the emotional roller coaster ride of your dreams. Eeep!

"I used to think missing someone was a choice, but that was before Liam. Now I realize all you can do it choose to ignore missing someone. The actual longing never goes away. It stays in your body like a toothache deep in your bones, and every time you forget to deny it, the hum of it builds into a roar that's so loud, it's the only thing you can hear."

It was by chance, perhaps fate, that brought Elissa and Liam together that day in Time's Square.
"Like there was a stranger in front of you who felt like home."
Instant attraction.
Sexual tension.
Sexual chemistry.
A kiss with so much promise of what could be.
Giving into temptation.
Shattered hearts.

All of the above bestowing the reader an extra special reading experience. Like a heart attack and palpitations. No joke. 
The twists and turns in this one come out of nowhere, blind siding you with every emotion you can think of.  If you want in on the secret, you're going to have to read the book :) No summarizing here muwhahaha!

"...the one thing you're absolutely not allowed to give up on is true love. When you find it, you should grab it with both hands and never let it go, because although it might not always be easy or convenient, it's worth it."

This is a story of fate, or more accurately; what you make of fate.