Swear by Adriana Locke

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Ellie Pagan has a list of reasons to stay away from Ford Landry.

It’s a mile long and was so much easier to stick to when he was a world away. Now that he’s standing in front of her—body hard and chiseled from a stint in the military, suit cut to perfection, and a smirk she could never resist—remembering all the reasons why just got a whole lot harder.

Ford gets Ellie isn’t his biggest fan. He just doesn’t care.

Standing in front of him, giving him hell, she’s even prettier than he remembered. All he can think about is how she felt in his arms, the taste of her kiss, the sound of her giggle in the middle of the night. He may not know how to win her back, but he does know this: he may have let her go once, but that’s one mistake he won’t make again.

 

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Ugh, you guys. This series is slaying me. Just when I think it can’t get better, it does. And this is coming from someone who doesn’t like second-chance romances. I don’t like friends to lovers. And then BAM! This book comes along and makes me like everything. This author!!

I truly can say I loved the love story in this book. I think one of the main reasons that this book worked for me, even with there being tropes that I don’t normally love, is because we really do get the love story. Ford and Ellie have a history; parts of which are great and parts that are not so great. They have to work through it. The author recognizes this, and even as Ellie and Ford are reconnecting, past resentments and feelings still linger. This is more from Ellie than Ford, but it makes sense. I think I appreciated the honesty of that. When you have a strong history with someone, you aren’t able to just let things go so easily.

Ford is probably one of my favorite characters. If you’ve read the other books in the Landry series, you’ve met Ford and we see glimpses of him and know that he’s seen a lot. Because of that, his personality is not as hesitant as that of his brothers. Ford is all in with Ellie. Again, I found myself enjoying this because with everything that Ford has experienced, this makes sense. Ford also has a unique relationship with his twin sisters, one which we don’t really experience in the other books. Now yes, some of this is a bit of foreshadowing since Sienna and Camilla get their own books later, but we get the depth of character from Ford in these interactions.

Adriana Locke is one of my all-time favorite authors. Her characters and writing always mange to pull at my soul, but never pull me so far down that I can’t get back up. If you love this author already, be prepared to keep on loving her. If you’re new to this author, its time to get on board.

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Cheater by Rachel VanDyken

Cheater

Cheater by Rachel VanDyken

Lucas Thorn wasn’t born a cheater. All it took was a single moment—say, a certain disastrous incident on the night before his wedding—and boom. Reputation destroyed forever and always. So now he owns it. He has a lady friend for every night of the week (except Sundays—God’s day and all), and his rules are simple: No commitments. No exceptions.

But a certain smart-mouthed, strawberry blonde vixen is about to blow that all to hell.

Avery Black has never forgiven Lucas for cheating on her sister. And suddenly being forced to work with him is pretty much a nightmare on steroids. Of course, it does afford her the opportunity to make his life as difficult as possible. But no good revenge scheme comes without payback. Because he didn’t become the Lucas Thorn without learning a few things about women.

Now Avery’s lust for vengeance has turned into, well, lust. And if Lucas stops cheating, it’s definitely not because he’s falling in love…

So I will be honest and say I really struggled with this book. I was so excited about it and then I just really had a hard time. There was actually a point where I wanted to DNF it,  but I stuck with it. And I’m happy I did.

From the synopsis, we know that Avery and Lucas knew each other well before Avery became Lucas’ intern. But things have changed since Lucas cheated on Avery’s sister. Lucas has embraced his supposed reputation of being a cheater, only he follows the adage that if they know about it, its not cheating.

The chemistry and banter between Avery and Lucas was awesome. Even when they bicker, you can easily see how they were such close friends before. I enjoyed the way the author made their friendship strong because it made it a lot easier to see their attraction to each other. Yes, both are good looking. But when we see them interact is where we see how they work as a couple. This was probably my favorite aspect of the story.

This book has a lot of funny moments in it. There is a scene, or several, with Lucas’ parents and I admit that I outwardly cringed. You’ll laugh but also die of second-hand humiliation on behalf of Lucas and Avery. Many times, I found myself laughing and also covering my eyes because envisioning the scene I was reading about was so mortifying.

I mentioned above that I struggled with this story. I wanted to explain that in depth because I think a lot of people assume it would be the cheating aspect, but its not. I think when we see the backstory of Lucas and Avery, and knowing how he was engaged to her sister, I kept feeling like this story wouldn’t end well. So in  my mind, I was dreading this family fall-out that I felt like had to be coming. I get involved with the characters when I read and I never want bad things to happen to them. This story literally brought pits of dread in my stomach because I was so worried about Avery and Lucas.

Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys this author already or if you’re looking for a book that definitely takes romance and completely flips it on its head. The story is fast-paced, hilarious and incredibly sweet. Take a chance on a Cheater…you never know what you’ll find.

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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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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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.

Play With Me, Baby by Fiona Davenport

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Guy Rule: It’s only stalking if you get caught.

Rhys Campbell doesn’t believe in love at first sight, until he sees Macy Holland in a coffee shop and finds himself stalking her across town… to a sex toy shop.

Macy isn’t sure what to think about Rhys, except that he’s sexy as sin in his custom suits and even hotter out of them with all his tatted up muscles. The sassy virgin finds herself quickly falling into his bed, but little does she know he’s playing for keeps.

 Warning: If sexy heroes with tattoos and piercings make you want to bite your lip and do dirty things…read on.

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These novellas are quickly becoming my addiction. I seriously cannot get enough of them. This one is no exception.

So yes, this story is quick, hot, and full of insta-love. The reason I really enjoyed this novella was that even though the connection is quick, it is believable.

The author has created this mini community with the “Yeah, baby” series and so we see past characters, and it doesn’t seem quite so unreal that Rhys and Macy would be compatible. I know this might not matter to other readers, but I know for myself, I need the story to be somewhat realistic and the way this group of characters is set up really added to that for me.

Rhys is extremely swoon-worthy, while still being incredibly sexy. There were actually a few moments in the story were so incredibly sweet. It was actually a nice contrast to this sexy alpha guy to have this very tender side to him. I feel like normally we see the alpha male and he’s a big-time player, but Rhys was so different from that.

Macy is awesome. I really enjoyed her character. The one thing I loved is that even as Rhys and Macy are falling for each other, Macy doesn’t lose her fierceness. She never waivers and has no problem giving Rhys hell when he deserves it.

I would definitely recommend this book. Its sexy, funny, while endearingly sweet.

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After getting ready for bed—wearing pajama pants I had to dig out of the back of my closet since I usually slept naked—I decided to look in on her and make sure she was comfortable and had everything she needed.

I knocked on the closed door and waited, then tried again. When I still heard nothing I assumed she was asleep, but a small part of me was worried that she might have slipped and fallen in the bath or been a victim of some other calamity. Flimsy excuse.

Quietly, I turned the knob on the door and pushed it open. Her light was still on and a hasty glance at her bed showed it was empty. “Macy?” I called, walking fully into the room. The bathroom light was on and the door was wide open, so I padded over to it. Just as I reached the entrance, I froze in mid-stride. Every nerve in my body coiled tight, unable to move. Except my cock which was rapidly growing and hardening.

Macy was just slipping my shirt over her head and before it fell, I got a glimpse of all that was underneath. High, rounded breasts that would fit so well in my hands, pink nipples that made my mouth water. A slender torso, nipped in waist, and a belly button that had my tongue itching to lick around it. Her hips flared out just enough to be perfect for a tight grip while she was thoroughly fucked from behind. Toned, sexy legs, and my jaw practically dropped to the ground at the sight of her smooth, bare pussy.

Son of a fucking bitch! I mentally screamed at the fucking garment that was hiding all that perfection.

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OTHER BOOKS BY FIONA DAVENPORT

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RISQUE CONTRACTS SERIES

 

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My Father’s Best Friend

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ABOUT FIONA DAVENPORT

Hello! My name is Fiona Davenport and I’m a smutoholic. I’ve been reading raunchy romance novels since… well, forever and a day ago it seems. And now I get to write sexy stories and share them with others who are like me and enjoy their books on the steamier side. Fiona Davenport is my super-secret alias, which is kind of awesome since I’ve always wanted one.

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Honey Bee by Heather Shere

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Love can be as sweet as honey, or it can sting like a bee.

Bo Smith knows that if you go looking for honey, you get stung, so he has his life just how he wants it. No hassles, no complications, and no heartache. As the handsome high school athletics coach, he would be the pick of the small town he grew up in…if he was into commitment, or dating…or even calling back. But he has sworn off anything resembling a future and his mind isn’t going to change.

Then his eyes lock on the new girl in town…She’s beautiful, intelligent, and full of surprises. Just the kind of complication he has been avoiding.

Sophia Brown is looking for the sweet simple life. She has it all planned out. Getting used to life alone isn’t easy, but she has her garden, her bees, and her dog Triton to tend to. It’s the fresh start she’s been dreaming of, surrounded by nothing but open fields to stare at all day.

Nothing at all…unless you count the high school football team and their distractingly handsome coach, practicing right across the street.

But when sparks fly, Bo must choose between the sting of his past or the sweetness of the future.

He may just find that honey tastes good on everything.

About the Author:

Heather Shere is a wife of twenty some odd years and wants you to know that you get less for murder. She’s also the mother of two adult shaped kids, who she thinks she messed up just enough to make them highly successful individuals, who are also hilarious.

She has a masters degree in snark and nothing entertains her more than someone who can word battle with her. She considers herself an awesome cook and an expert baker but wants to eat out most days, however, nothing is made ‘the right way’ unless she makes it herself.

When she gets bored she likes to tinker with different hobbies like crocheting, scrapbooking, stamping and card making. Her newest and most fulfilling passion is writing and she welcomes you into the deep dark depths of her mind.

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 Isn’t this cover stunning? I love it. So much so that I can’t stop staring at it. But don’t worry…the story inside is just as amazing!
Our story starts with Sophie and her dog, Triton (King Triton when he’s been naughty) needing to get to the vet’s office. Triton is quite the dog and he’s happened to eat something that’s giving him an upset stomach. Bo is across the street, coaching his football team and helps Sophie out.
I really enjoyed reading this story. Sophie and Bo are in a small town, and I loved how the story really fit the environment. The reason I say this is because we see the beauty of a small town: people know each other, and they help each other out. Now, this can also mean they’re nosy, and this small town definitely is that too. Sophie and Judy, Bo’s sister and the town vet, immediately bond and a great friendship is born. I actually appreciated this fact a lot because, for me, it made it a lot easier for me to be bought into Bo because his sister was such a sweetheart.
I found myself admiring Sophie a lot in this story. She was resilient, intelligent, and kind. She was so multi-faceted and I felt I could relate to her. Sophie has a variety of interests and desires and she has no problem going for those things.
I would definitely recommend this book. I enjoyed the story, and backstory of Sophie and Bo. I appreciated that we see the beauty of family of all kinds (pets, friends, adoption, etc). Definitely a great read!