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Thursday, 20 July 2017

Hopechest by Kailee Reese Samuels

Title: Hopechest
Series: The SOS Series Book 4
Author: Kailee Reese Samuels
Genre: Dark Erotic Romance
Published: July 2, 2017
Kaci agreed to the most important question of her life.
And then she had her fiancé taken hostage.
He played her game and trained for battle. 
And now he is completely unprepared to lose. 
Loving her once, Sal fell for her eccentric, wild pixie. She used her abilities—aiming her target to get revenge—but Kaci stumbled into a dangerous love, putting Sal through a gut-wrenching hell. 
Can Sal ever forgive her sins of the past? 
With the questions on the table, one inescapable truth looms before their relationship. His calculating mind and intimidating body built for the greater good, leaving Sal changed. No longer the curious submissive boy of the past, his new outlook is one of defiance, kink, and control.
Will Kaci embrace the changes – or – is the end closer than she ever imagined?
There is nothing he can do—
No praying on his knees for forgiveness
No bargaining with the devil to save their relationship 
In this heartbreaking battle, Sal will lose.
In the fourth and final book of The Story of Salvatore, Sal Raniero begs to reverse the clock as reality leaks into his perfect bubble. With his love of the fetish world shoved to the backburner, he learns not only the meaning of love, but how precious time is. 
The war begins when Sal rages into Sugargrove—
Nothing safe from his wrath
Nothing sacred in his path 
…including the Hope he longed to keep. 

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The thing with D/s relationships is that it's so much more than just kink. It's about discovering what makes you tick, what makes you unique, and most of all, it's about discovering who you are by trying new, different and sometimes scary things. Sal, after having fallen in love with Kaci so many years ago, had to discover what it meant to live again even after she left. There's nothing more harder than having to find yourself after such a terrible loss, and even more so when you know you have responsibilities but all you need to do is take care of yourself, no matter how destructive it may be. It's difficult to be able to put to words what the difference is between a D/s relationship and a 'vanilla' one... that would almost be comparing different religions - there are so many differences that you can see right from the first glance, but when you really look at it, there are many similarities. In the end, Kailee Reese Samuels does a great job at truly getting to the heart and soul of what this often misunderstood relationship really is. 

The way that Kailee brings her story to life, it's almost like a song. It brings you along, whether you want to or not. It touches you when you least expect it. And it tells a story with a deeper meaning, maybe not on purpose, but you just know there's something to learn when you finish her book. I've read all her books; seen the changes in the way she introduces each new book in the Juliet world. Was even privy to her writing in the first person rather than the third, and each time I pick up one of her books, I can't help but know that in each book, you feel her. Her characters are real, Sal is real. He's hurting and he needs to feel alive again. That, trust me, you feel too. You feel his rebirth after his suffering (I'm neither going to admit or deny the tears escaping my eyes... maybe on more than one occasion). 

Did I love Hopechest? Absolutely. It's the story that doesn't just tell you there's life after death, it shows you. It pulls you in whether or not you want to know more about Sal and Kaci and even the women that have touched him in one way or another. And then it tells you more about the man that is going to influence the girl that has been haunting his dreams ever since her husband asked him to protect her. These stories about Sal and his friends aren't just that; they are journeys and I simply can't get enough of them and absolutely love being able to be part of it. 


Hopechest is a beautifully written, emotional book.” ~Two Darlin’ Dolls and a Book Review

“A binge worthy series that will leave you with one hell of a book hangover.” ~Amazon Review (Jamie)

“Kailee really knows how to pull you into a book & make it hard for you to put down.” Amazon Review (SJ)
Embracing diversity. Coffee addict. Mango lover. Blueberry fetishist. Sweet peach tea crazy. Red wine devout. Whiskey deviant. Tattooed & pierced. Loves shoes. Collects rosaries. Fanatical organizer/cleaner/list-maker. Never sleeps. Hermit and recluse. Storyteller. KAILEE REESE SAMUELS has been spinning tales since she can remember. Her books are contemporary fiction with a no-holds-barred attitude. She adores listening to her character’s ramble and putting them into situations that push the boundaries. Creativity is the way to change. 

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Bad Boss by Clarissa Wild

Title: Bad Boss
Author: Clarissa Wild
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 19, 2017


What do men want more than anything? Money and women.
As the CEO of one of the biggest companies in the city, I am one lucky man.
Everyone wants a taste of what I’ve got to offer, and it’s massive. Girls fight over me in droves.
In my fantasy, of course. I had to make some sacrifices to get to the top.
To protect myself and the company, I always have to hide my dirty little secret…
I’m a panty sniffer.
What? A man has needs. Mine are just a bit more… outrageous. Instead of dating, I hoard panties.
Except it’s about to blow up in my face.
Because a beautiful girl just showed up for a job interview … the same girl I just bought a pair of panties from anonymously…
And what do I do?
I let my junk do the thinking, and hire her as my intern.

Author’s note: Don’t take it too hard, it’s just a book, not a big D. But this guy does have one. I’m not kidding. His schlong is huge and his ego is too, so beware. And as always … if you don’t like slapstick jokes and corny romance, don’t bother to read.

Bad BossBad Boss by Clarissa Wild
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I swear, whenever I pick up a new book of Clarissa Wild's, i fall in love more and more with her words. Her stories simply get more intriguing and more captivating as you get into ten. Obviously, this isn't my first by her, and I highly doubt it'' be my last either. Considering I was sitting on the side of the beach and managed to finish the entire book before I burned to a crisp, I'd say that Bad Boss is the book that you need to get your hands on for the summer!

If you've read Bad Teacher, you'll recognize some of the characters that were alongside TJ and Lesley - I loved that I got to find out what happened to them while throughly getting entertained by Les and TJ's story! It had it all ~ snark, humour, drama, action, romance and mystery which was completely unexpected! I wanted this book to last, to keep going since these two were a show to watch. Bad Boss has absolutely made my summer read that much more spectacular as Clarissa Wild knows how to spin a tale to make you remember why she's on the USA and National Bestsellers lists!

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“The shower’s over there.” I point at my bathroom. “In case you wanna take a shower. Or something.” Oh god, why did I have to make it sound so pervy?
“I’m fine,” he says. “I just wanna get dry and get back to work.”
For a moment there, I’m actually disappointed. Now I won’t get to see his sexy abs and imagine running my fingers all over them. I wonder what he looks like.
Seriously, Lesley? Stooping so low for some action?
I should definitely have more sex, just to prevent myself from craving him. I mean, I do like casual sex, but I’ve been so busy running my panty-scheme and trying to find a job that I just don’t have the time for sex. Let alone a boyfriend. Nope. I definitely need to find some random hookup. That, or pull my trusty vibrator from the closet.
Especially when he just takes off his shirt … right here in my living room.
I gulp.
The shoulder and back muscles that appear beneath capture my attention, and not just a little bit. My eyes are practically bulging out of my head as he marches toward the bathroom and throws his shirt down with little to no care.
That sexy body dragged me out of the water. He lifted me up and held me close to him as he tried to bring me to the shore. I came so close … and then I screwed it for myself. Why did I do that again? Oh right, because I want to be my own boss. Stupid. I should’ve just let him touch me.
Oh, yes. I’m practically drooling over my shoes at the thought. Fuck.
Roll in that damn tongue, girl.
He throws his jacket on the counter and puts his shoes on the floor. Then he pulls off his soaked socks and pants, revealing his mighty calves. He must go to the gym often to look like this, but my question is … Who’s he doing all the work for? Another girl? Not that it should matter. I mean, I don’t have a shot. I shouldn’t even take a shot; he’s my damn boss.
Annoyed with myself and my own dirty thoughts, I furrow my brows, but still, I can’t take my eyes off him.
He turns around and stares right back at me.
And I’m left horrified and stunned.
“Are you looking at me?” A smug grin spreads across his face.
“N-no, I wasn’t,” I stammer, barely able to keep my eyes from his abs, which are now clearly visible as he’s turned my way.
He’s so damn sexy, and to think that I was in the water with … that. I’m impressed. I never thought he’d be this good looking. I wasn’t looking hard enough. Then again, he’s still kind of an ass.
He snorts. “Yeah, you were.”

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Clarissa Wild is a New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author, best known for the dark Romance novel Mr. X. Her novels include the Fierce Series, the Delirious Series, the Stalker Duology, Twenty-One (21), Ultimate Sin, Viktor, Bad Teacher, RUIN, the Indecent Games Series, and FATHER. She is an avid reader and writer of sexy stories about hot men and feisty women. Her other loves include her furry cat friend and learning about different cultures. In her free time she enjoys watching all sorts of movies, reading tons of books and cooking her favorite meals.

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Title: Hopechest Series: The SOS Series Book 4 Author: Kailee Reese Samuels Genre: Dark Erotic Romance Published: July 2, 201...

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