Sweet Rivalry by K. Bromberg

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Ryder Rodgers had a plan.

He was going to stride into the conference room, do the required song and dance over the next five days, and win the biggest contract of his career. But when he walked in and heard the voice of one of his competitors, all his plans were shot to hell.

Harper Denton. She was always on top. In college. First in their class. Always using every advantage to edge him out to win the coveted positions. The only one who could beat him. His academic rival. More like a constant thorn in his side. And his ego’s.

When he heard her voice, he was brought back to years before. To the bitter taste of being second best. But the woman who meets his gaze is nothing like the drab wallflower he used to know. Hell no. She was all woman now: curves, confidence, and staggering sex appeal. And no doubt, still brilliant.

The fact that she’s gorgeous and bright won’t distract him. This time, Ryder’s determined to be the one on top. But not if Harper can help it.

 

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Whew! I just finished “Sweet Rivalry” and I won’t even lie: I am still cooling off from the sexual tension between Ryder and Harper.

Harper and Ryder have known each other for a long time. They spent a good portion of that long time just picking at each other until they parted ways after college. Imagine  their shock when they run into each other while try to get the winning bid for a secret project.

I really loved this novella. As with all novellas, I didn’t want it to end. However, I loved how it ended.

One thing that really stood out to me with this story was how Harper was so aware of herself. She was very aware that was seen differently (she was the only woman in this competition), and she was also aware of how she would be perceived by others. Harper’s character isn’t just making it by. Yes, she’s in a position where she wants to win, but I think Harper would want to also win the award for just about anything. She’s strong, competitive, and highly intelligent.

One facet I loved about both Harper and Ryder, but it showed more with Ryder, was the arrogance at times. I think any time you are in a sales position, or a public speaking role where you are trying to sway someone to your way of thinking, you need to have a certain amount of arrogance. Ryder doesn’t necessarily brag but he’s aware of his competition and how they operate. He knows where his strengths lie in relation to the other challengers.

This story was just fantastic. I enjoyed every minute of it. The characters really take a hold of the reader and you are rooting for them, feeling disappointed with them, and ultimately happy that they reconnected. I would recommend this book for anyone who already loves the 1001 Dark Night novellas, any K.Bromberg fans, and anyone who has time for a quick, but incredibly steamy, reading break.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

New York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy, and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines, and damaged heroes who we love to hate and hate to love.

She’s a mixture of most of her female characters: sassy, intelligent, stubborn, reserved, outgoing, driven, emotional, strong, and wears her heart on her sleeve. All of which she displays daily with her husband and three children where they live in Southern California.

On a whim, K. Bromberg decided to try her hand at this writing thing. Since then she has written The Driven Series (Driven, Fueled, Crashed, Raced, Aced), the standalone Driven Novels (Slow Burn, Sweet Ache, Hard Beat, and Down Shift), and a novella (UnRaveled). She is currently finishing up Sweet Cheeks a standalone novel out November 14th.

Her plans for 2017 include a sports romance duet (2 books: The Player, The Catch) and the Everyday Heroes series (3 books: Cuffed, Combust, and Cockpit). She’s also writing a novella for the 1,001 Dark Night series that will be out in February 2017.

She loves to hear from her readers so make sure you check her out on social media.

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Out of Love by RC Boldt

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Synopsis

Foster Kavanaugh, former Navy SEAL, knows what it’s like to be the top dog, the man in charge, the one calling the shots. Now that he’s running his own security consulting firm, not much has changed.

Except the curvy blonde he hired as his office manager.

Noelle Davis has been through the damn ringer. Swearing off men after escaping a toxic relationship, she’s grateful for a fresh start—new job included. Except her job isn’t tranquil and calm. In fact, it’s quite the opposite because her boss is the most infuriating man on the planet.

And, not to mention, sexy as hell.

Foster has limits. Rules. No attachments allowed because he doesn’t do love—and Noelle Davis foiled that plan and took a red pen to his list of rules. With her smart mouth and quick witted banter, he found the woman beginning to creep past his defenses.

When circumstances put Noelle in a perilous position, the first person to come to her rescue is none other than Foster Kavanaugh. She gets to see the man in action—not as her aggravating boss, but the man who will stop at nothing to keep her safe.

The same man who makes her want to reconsider her self-imposed embargo of men.

The man she wants to get to know now that she’s seen another side of him.

The man who makes her want…more.

But is more possible when you’re OUT OF LOVE?

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So first, I really enjoyed this book. I enjoyed it so much that I actually forced myself to read it slowly, so I could really take my time and absorb the story and its characters. Yes, that is how much I liked it.

So Noelle and Foster work together. They have this incredibly sharp banter that goes back and forth nonstop. It’s hilarious and I share the same sense of humor, so I aligned with both characters immediately.

Noelle does find herself in a tough spot due to things in her past and Foster is the first to come to her rescue. (I don’t want to give spoilers, hence the vagueness) Even though these two jab and prod at each other, once they really get to know each other is when the magic happens (and I don’t just mean that sexually).

One aspect I really appreciated in this story is that Foster has some real issues. Noelle also has her issues. At some point, these characters need to step up to the plate if they want their relationship to work. Normally, I don’t care for characters who have lingering discourse, but with Noelle and Foster, it really worked. I think one reason for that is that they never really “officially” become a thing. They just are. So their own issues aren’t really “big deals” until we reach a real peak in the story.

There were a couple aspects of this story that I wish had been more developed. We some mystery regarding Foster’s close friend, Hendy. I don’t know if the author is planning to make this group into a series (which I would be absolutely on board with since I enjoyed this book so much). Another facet was Noelle’s past. When everything is sort of sealed up, it almost felt too neat and tidy.

I have only read a few books from this author but each one, I have enjoyed immensely. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves to see their alpha males and strong women go head to head in one amazing office romance.

Switch is LIVE

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“Take your dress off. Everything. I want you completely naked.”

The air brushes against my skin as the linen covering my body pools at my feet. As I step out, I watch Graham and almost gasp.

He’s standing in front of me, his cock in his hand, watching my every move. “Bra. Off.”

With a shaky hand, I unclasp the back and throw it at him. He catches it and presses it to his face.

“Now what?” I stand before him, not a thing on my skin. My hair drapes around my shoulders, and despite the fact I’m standing completely naked outside under the watchful eye of this sexy CEO, I don’t feel a bit nervous. Just … admired. That feels better than any orgasm, any accomplishment, any nice words ever spoken to me.

Graham sits again, his legs spread. He’s in complete control, managing the situation not with words or power, but with his eyes. That’s all it takes.

Switch by Adriana Locke

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Mallory Sims is late for her first day of work.

After spilling her tea, she discovers she has no gas in her car. Add that her arm keeps sticking to her dress from syrup left on the console of her car, flustered feels like an understatement.

Then she sees her new boss.

Graham Landry is the epitome of NSFW in his custom-fit suit, black-rimmed glasses, and a look so stern her libido doesn’t stand a chance. Being flustered is just the start of her problems.

Her punctuality is only the start of his. With a pink slip in hand, he’s been waiting on his new secretary to show up only to let her go. Then she rushes in with her doe eyes and rambling excuses, smelling like bacon and lavender. The termination paper falls to the side as she falls in his arms.

This is a disaster in the making. Not because of his pinpoint exactness or her free spirit, but because when they’re together, the sparks that fly threaten to burn the whole place down.

 

 

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This series from Adriana Locke was already one of my favorites. And “Switch” has only added to my intense love of this author and the series.

Our story starts with Graham Landry meeting his new assistant, Mallory Sims. Unfortunately, it’s simultaneously attraction and annoyance for Graham. Mallory is late for her first day and while he’s attracted to her, he also doesn’t want to cross that line and Mallory could easily be described as Graham’s total opposite.

Graham is a neat freak, Mallory is messy and chaotic. However, one of the biggest things I admired about Mallory is that while she may have been more prone to messiness, she was also truly amazing at her job as Graham’s executive assistant. I appreciated that the author made Mallory busy, messy, beautiful, and intelligent. The more I read this story, the more I felt Mallory is really a little bit of all of us. She had things she was trying to work on. She knew what areas she lacked in. She didn’t care about being in awe of the nicer things. She knew to be kind to others, while still sticking up for herself.

This book can be a standalone, but I can say that you will honestly enjoy this story more if you read “Sway” and “Swing” beforehand. One of the main reasons I feel this way is because we see Graham in those other books. His evolution in his own story was so much more impressive knowing him from the other stories. Another thing I enjoyed was seeing Barrett (Sway) and Lincoln (Swing) being the ones to school Graham on love.

I can’t recommend this book enough. I enjoyed it immensely. Also, this series (and other books from the author) are on Kindle Unlimited so you can read all of these books with your subscription.

 

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USA Today Bestselling author Adriana Locke lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other authors, Adriana has created her own.

 

She resides in the Midwest with her husband, sons, and two dogs. She spends a large amount of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her outside if the weather’s nice and there’s always a piece of candy in her pocket.

 

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Law and Disorder by Heather Graham (The Finnegan Connection)

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Law and Disorder by Heather Graham

Trust the enemy? 

Desperate to escape her kidnappers, Kody Cameron can turn to only one man…and he’s holding a gun. Outnumbered and trapped in the deadly Everglades, she has little recourse, but something in this captor’s eyes makes her believe she can trust him. Does she dare to take the risk?

Undercover agent Nick Connolly has met Kody before and knows she might very well blow his cover. Though determined to maintain his facade, he can’t let Kody die. He won’t. And his decision to change his own rules of law and order are about to make all hell break loose.

The Finnegan Connection

Let me first say this book is related to the Finnegan family, which Heather Graham readers first met in “Flawless”. I want to put that out there because this series is definitely different than what Heather Graham readers are used to. I’ve read over 20 books from this author and this book definitely kept me surprised.

One thing I really enjoyed about this story was that it felt really fast paced to me. The action starts from the first page. I, personally, enjoyed that because it was easy for me to stay engaged, instead of wondering what the mystery is. I guess I would say this story is more about the actual action, as opposed to the mystery in the story. As readers, we know right away who the bad guys are and what they are after.

With this author, I always enjoy the history that is seeped into the story. In this book, our crooks after a treasure in southern Florida and they believe Kody is the key to helping them find it. I’m a history buff and seeing the past come to life in the story is always enjoyable for me. While mentioning history, I also have to mention that Kody and Nick also have history. Not just in their meeting but also in their life. One facet that I have always loved about this author and her characters is that while they have had bad breaks or lost loves, it never turns into a bitterness party. Our characters are mature enough to communicate and I appreciate that because I don’t enjoy getting caught up in past drama that doesn’t really enhance the story much.

One feeling that I couldn’t escape with this book was feeling that the author might be trying to reach out to new readers with this series. Kody and Nick do have somewhat of a “whirlwind” romance and it did feel somewhat like insta-love to me. I don’t have a problem with that, but I do know long time readers of Heather Graham might not be used to it. For me, I enjoy anytime an author pushes themselves outside of the box while still writing a great book.

I would absolutely recommend this book. Like all Heather Graham books, I was so engrossed that I didn’t even realize I was at the 70% mark until I was there and then like a good bookworm, I had to finish it off. I appreciate the venture outside of the norm for the author and found this cast of characters really enjoyable.

Mack Daddy by Penelope Ward

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They called him Mack Daddy. No, seriously, his name was Mack. Short for Mackenzie. Thus, the nickname. Perfect, right?

So was he: perfect. The perfect physical male specimen.

At the private school where I taught, Mack Morrison was the only man around in a sea of women.

Everyone wanted a piece of the hot single father of the sweet little boy.

I was riddled with jealousy, because they didn’t know that—to me—he was much more.

They didn’t know about our past.

He’d chosen my school for his son on purpose, because Mack and I, we had unfinished business.

As my friend Lorelai so eloquently put it: “Unfinished business between two people who are clearly attracted to each other is like an eternal case of blue balls.” And I was suffering in pain from my case.

I was still intensely attracted to Mack. I tried to resist him, immersing myself further into a relationship with another man just to protect my heart.

Not to mention, getting involved with a parent was strictly against school rules. But seeing Mack day in and day out was breaking me down.

And soon I might be breaking all the rules.

Author’s note – Told in alternating points of view, Mack Daddy is a full-length standalone novel.

 

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Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She’s a fifteen-time New York Times bestseller of twelve novels.

Having grown up in Boston with five older brothers, she spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 12-year-old girl with autism and a 10-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.

 

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Neighbor Dearest:
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Stepbrother Dearest:
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RoomHate:
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Playboy Pilot: (co-written with Vi Keeland)
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Cocky Bastard: (co-written with Vi Keeland)
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My Skylar
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Valentine Roulette

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Blurb

Get ready to explore some of your naughtiest desires while you celebrate

Valentine’s Day with eight kinky stories from eight USA Today and international

bestselling authors! Black Light is the most exclusive BDSM club in Washington,

D.C. and for one night they’re changing the rules of play to entertain their

members with a game of chance – Valentine Roulette. Challenge and adventure

awaits as these sexy dominants spin to win their submissives, and the subs spin

to choose how they will play. Their prize if they last the night? One free month at

Black Light, and for some of our daring participants… even a chance at love.

Three hours. Four hard limits. Eight sexy stories.

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Tamed – Livia Grant (USA Today)

Wet – Jennifer Bene (Bestselling)

Unraveled – Addison Cain (Bestselling)

Stripped – Sophie Kisker (Bestselling)

Unmasked – Lee Savino (USA Today)

Broken – Renee Rose (USA Today)

Unbroken – Maren Smith USA Today)

Bared – Measha Stone (Bestselling)

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This anthology is unlike anything I’ve read and I’ve actually been fairly conflicted on writing this review. Some aspects of this book I really loved and others just had me sort of shocked.

I am going to reference FSOG in this post and its as a baseline. Not comparing one to another but I know that for many readers, they are familiar with FSOG. With that said, this book is definitely more of a “true” BDSM in my opinion. We are seeing the characters in this anthology dabbling in things that I can honestly say I haven’t seen written about (breath play, whipping, water play, age play, etc). If you are a fan of these authors, you have probably read this work from them before, however, they are all new to me.

One of the first things I really enjoyed about this anthology is the idea to set the story in Washington D.C. I liked this because we do see so much ego in that area and so many people in powerful positions or who want to be powerful. It also added to the fact that Black Light is so exclusive and very concerned about their privacy and confidentiality. It made sense that these power players would want to be at Black Light.

Another facet I enjoyed was that this story is diverse. We see a lawyer, an actress, politician, lobbyist, bartender, and waitress all playing, among others. Everyone is also a little bit older. Again, this made sense to me. Black Light is not an inexpensive place to be at, and some of the kinks that these people are partaking in are not just something you discover on a whim, in particular regard to the Dominants. They know exactly what they are doing and how to manipulate a situation.

One thing I will say is that one story (Livia Grant) in the anthology does have a full book coming with it this spring. The reason I want to mention this is because it was the second story in the book and I was so bummed to not see the couple get some kind of closure. The other stories in this anthology aren’t like that. It makes sense to have a follow up book, it doesn’t take away the fact that I’m inpatient and just want the full story right away.

Overall, I enjoyed this read. I can say that at times, it was intense and I wanted to quit reading. And I say that as someone who is familiar with BDSM and was fairly familiar with most of the things mentioned here. But I wanted to see it through and I’m happy I did.