Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Phenomenal X (Hard Knocks #1) by Michelle A. Valentine

Phenomenal X was a good read if you like the Real Series by Katy Evans. The books are very similar but do have their differences. I liked this book just as much as I like Real. There is a sexy, frustrating, bad boy, pro wrestler that think he doesn't deserve anything good in his life. There is a good girl that wants to prove him wrong. There are chapters from Xavier's point of view but mostly the book is told from Anna's eyes. The book was a little slow to get to the good parts for my liking. I didn't like the build up too much. It seemed to drag on forever and then the book was over a chapter later. That sucked.

Anna is a good girl and has done everything her father has told her to do her whole life. She decides to leave town and meets Xavier also known as Phenomenal X on a plane. Anna wants to be independent and make her own way in life. Xavier is super sexy and turns her life upside down in the best way possible. He makes her feel things she has never felt before. She also can't seem to get him out of her head.

Xavier is taking a break from pro wrestling to figure so things out. He is on his way home when he meets Anna. He can tell she is good and innocent. He is instantly drawn to her goodness. He craves it. Xavier had a horrible childhood and doesn't let people in. 
 "There’s darkness inside me that no one should have to experience, and that’s what I’m trying to protect you from"
He doesn't want to get involved with Anna but he just can't stay away from her. She is different than all the other women he has ever met. She shows him it's okay to let his guard down.

Their chemistry was amazing. You could tell they both wanted each other and it was only a matter of chapters before they got together. They started out as friends. Anna doesn't want to be just another girl to Xavier. They decide friends is the best way to go while Xavier is in town for the week. They want to hang out together and be in each other presence. They make these silly rules up so they can stay just friends.
"You know, some basic rules so we don't give each other any mixed signals about moving past the friend zone."
The rules seemed like a good idea but those rules were broken within a day by Anna. I like the rule thing, but they didn't need it. I wanted them together from the second chapter and the friends rules prolong that from happening.

I think what bothered me the most about the story was Xavier constantly told Anna he wasn't good enough for her. For more than half the book, a weeks time to Anna and Xavier, he tells her countless times, he's not a good person, he doesn't deserve someone like her, he was too dangerous and he would destroy her goodness.
 "I'm the most undeserving motherfucker in the world...which is why I'm best suited to protect you from pricks like me."
However, right when he knows he's about to get it in, he tells her he will be a good man to her. He didn't care that he could potentially hurt her.
"I'll be a good man to you, Anna."
How can his mood change that fast? Did he have some kind of epiphany and decided he would be a good guy for a sweet girl like Anna? I don't see how he could just realized all of a sudden he could be with Anna and she would be enough. He warned her off of him like 2 days before.

Nash (Marked Men #4) by Jay Crownover

Will their past determine their future?
Saint Ford has worked hard to achieve her childhood dream of becoming of nurse. Focused on her work and devoted to her patients, there’s no room for love. She doesn’t need a guy making waves in her calm, serene life—especially when he’s the unforgettable hottie who nearly destroyed her in high school. Dark, brooding Nash Donovan might not remember her or the terrible pain he caused. But he turned her world upside down... and now he’s trying to do it again.
Saint has no idea that Nash isn’t the cocky player he once was. Uncovering a devastating family secret has rocked his world, and now he’s struggling to figure out his future. He can’t be distracted by the pretty nurse he seems to meet everywhere. Still, he can’t ignore the sparks that fly between them —or how she seems so desperate to get away from him. But the funny, sweet, and drop-dead gorgeous Saint is far too amazing to give up on—especially since she’s the only thing in his life that seems to make sense.
When Nash discovers the truth about their past, he realizes he may have lost her heart before he could even fight for it. Now, Saint has to decide: is Nash worth risking herself for all over again?

I jolted and sloshed the hot liquid over my fingers. I gave her a dirty look and found a paper towel to clean up the mess.
“So what?”
She rolled her eyes at me and poked me in the arm. “So how was the date with the doctor? You sounded exhausted this morning when I called, so I assume it went well. I bet you made a beautiful pair.”
I tried to keep my face impassive but I couldn’t keep looking her in the eye. Not when I had ditched the awful doctor and spent the rest of the night being thoroughly debauched by Nash.
“I ended the date early.”
Her eyes got big and she wrinkled her nose up at me. “You had him take you home early?”
I sighed and tossed my paper cup of now-lukewarm coffee into the trash.
“He was a jerk and so full of himself. His friends were appalling and the party was really just a group of people standing around trying to outdo each other. I was uncomfortable and bored, so I called a friend and left early. Dr. Bennet and I are really not compatible.”
She gave me a considering look.
“The guy with the nose ring?”
“What about him?”
“Is that the friend you called?”
I refused to feel bad about it or ashamed. There was nothing wrong with Nash. In fact there was so much right with him I was having a hard time remembering why I needed to watch my tender heart and fragile feelings around him in the first place.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Phenomenal X (Hard Knocks #1) by Michelle A. Valentine

Good Girl. Notorious Bad-Boy. One Phenomenal Love.
From the mean streets of Detroit rises the newest superstar of professional wrestling, Xavier Cold, better known as Phenomenal X. His muscular physique makes men cower before him and women lose their minds with desire.
Anna Cortez is fresh out of college and naive to the harsh realities of the real world. Tired of living under the thumb of her conservative family, she defies them when she accepts a job as the assistant to wrestling’s most notorious bad-boy. Phenomenal X has an animalistic nature that even good girl Anna finds hard to resist.
One night forced to share a bed in a sold-out hotel, lines blur between them and they quickly learn that one lustful night changes everything and neither one of them will ever be the same.

Teaser 1: 
“How did you know Jared put something in my drink?” I ask as we weave through the tightly parked cars in the downtown lot. At first he doesn’t answer, he just keeps walking straight ahead, pulling me along, so I decide to try again. “Were you watching me in there?”
Xavier licks his plump lips, and my mind instantly goes back to the thought I had on the plane about those lips, and what they’d be like to kiss. “I was standing right beside him when he ordered, and I saw him slip something in it.”

Teaser 2:
Maybe if I just have sex with her--get it over with—we’d both be able to move on. I’m just afraid if I ever get a taste of that sweetness that I’ll be a fucking goner.
I know me. Once I become addicted I won’t be able to let go, and I’ll drag her down with me. She doesn’t deserve that. She deserves more.
She deserves so much better than me.

The Beast (The Beast #1) by Jaden Wilkes

I don't know really how to feel about this book. I didn't like it but I didn't hate it. It was really... Different. Dark. Disturbing. I haven't read anything like this book before. It covered some pretty scary disturbing topics. I haven't wrapped my head around what I just read. The were parts I liked and parts I couldn't deal with and hated.

The synopsis of book was a little misleading to me. I thought the book was going to be a pretty girl confronting a man in his penthouse. He had a tragic accident and is disfigured now. He doesn't like people seeing him. They argue about some stuff and fight. She leaves. He can't get her out of his head and sort of stalks her. He wants her and tries everything to get her. And in the end they get together. Nowhere near what happens at all.

The Beast as he and everyone calls him seems really sexy, strong, powerful and rich but that pretty much it. He has had a crappy childhood and life. His beautiful face is messed up on the left side from a burn and he keeps himself locked away in his penthouse away from everyone. He doesn't want anyone to know who he is or to see him ever. He was in the mob sort of type of thing and they tried to kill him at some point. He's on the run and trusts no one except his best friend now. He has no emotions and doesn't like to feel anything except pleasure. He is a trained killer and kills for the trill of it.

The main girl Columbia was really messed up. She had a horrible childhood that involved a lot of unwanted sex from the hands of her step father. She is a cutter. It's her only way she knows how to deal with her life. She sneaks into the Beast's penthouse. He almost kills her but then decides to keep her as his pet instead. She doesn't accept this at first but then grows to want the Beast.

I don't see how someone how is being held captive, being used and mistreated would fall in love with the man doing all this to her. I didn't like the abuse- sexually or physically at all. It was disturbing to me. I did however like that the Beast killed the man that had hurt Columbia basically her whole life.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Bad For You (Sea Breeze #7) by Abbi Glines

Addiction was something Krit Corbin accepted as part of his nature a long time ago. He decided to embrace it and flip his finger at the rules. Women had always been the number one thing on his list of addictions. He couldn’t get enough. Being the lead singer in a rock band had only made access to his favorite addiction that much easier.

Being alone was the only thing Blythe Denton understood. The small town minister’s family that raised her hadn’t accepted her as their own. The minister’s wife had always made sure Blythe understood just how unworthy she was of love. When Blythe is sent away to college and given a chance to finally be free of living as an unwanted burden, she looks forward to having peace in her life. Being alone isn’t something that bothers her. She escapes reality in the stories she writes.

However, the ridiculously sexy tattooed guy who keeps throwing parties in the apartment above hers is driving her crazy. For starters, he doesn’t treat her like she would expect a guy with a different woman always hanging on his arm to treat someone as uninteresting as her. She looks nothing like the gorgeous women she sees parading in and out of his apartment, but for some strange reason he keeps showing up at her door.

During a party at his apartment, Krit’s new neighbor comes to the door with her long brown hair pulled up in a messy knot and a pair of glasses perched on her cute little nose. She wants him to turn down the music, but he convinces her to stay.

Teaser 1:
“Blythe,” I said, liking just a little too much the way her name rolled across my tongue.
She turned her head to look at me. “Yes?”
I took a step toward her and then stopped. She would spook easily, and that wasn’t what I wanted. I also didn’t want her getting the wrong idea, because there was no way in hell I was taking on someone like her. I didn’t do relationships. I had tried to have one, and I had fucked it up. Jess had been in love with someone else, so it hadn’t mattered, but it had just about killed me.

Teaser 2:
He reached over and pulled my hand away from my mouth gently, then moved in closer. His eyes never leaving my lips. My heart rate picked up and I nervously bit my bottom lip wondering if I should move or say something.
“I’m going to kiss you,” he told me, and before I could let what he said register, his mouth was on mine.
It was my first kiss. His lips were warm and tasted like the mint of his chewing gum. I wasn’t sure what I should do. I was curious about kissing, and I liked Linc—he was nice—but he was my boss’s son. We were also in a church.

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The Last Man On Earth (The Graysons #1) by Tracy Anne Warren

I absolutely loved this book. It seemed a little off the first couple of chapters but it picked up. It was pretty long. I kept thinking the book was over but it kept going. I thought after the couple had their problem, broke up, it was a couple of days later they realized they couldn't be apart and got back together. However, that wasn't the case. The book went on with the couple trying to get over each other and moving on. It seemed realistic to me. The book is from multiple point of views. I lost count of all the different people's head I was in.

Zack and Madelyn work together for the same company with the same titles. They're constantly fighting over wanting the bigger accounts. Zack is a supposedly man-whore, who sleeps and flirts with everyone. Madelyn is a good girl that is trying to make it in a man's world. She can't stand Zack. She also just got out of a serious relationship. She wants commitment, her last boyfriend was willing to give her that but something was off to her. She wants the passion and love that her ex-boyfriend just didn't do for her.

Zach was suppose to be sexy player that didn't want any kind of commitment. He told Madelyn from the beginning it was just about sex. But it seemed like from the very beginning he was falling for her.
He didn't mess around with other girls, he didn't want to share Madelyn with other men. He stop the flirting with females. He spent all his free time with her. He is always thinking about her and even wants to help her with some of her work problems.

Madelyn and Zack get together by accident the first time. It was New Years and they had both been drinking. Zack confesses he has wanted Madelyn from the moment he met her. They decide to start a sex only relationship with a bunch of rules. One of the rules is it has to stay quiet. Madelyn doesn't want anyone to know about them. They are suppose to treat each other the same at the office. The spend months sneaking around outside of work. One weekend on Madelyn's birthday, she tells Zack she loves him. He seems freaked out. He distances himself from her for a couple of days. When he does pop back up, Madelyn thinks he is going to break up with her.

Instead, Zack wants their relationship out in the open. He's tired of hiding and sneaking around. Madelyn thinks that means marriage. Zack doesn't want the marriage, house or kids. He just want Madelyn in his life for however long that is. Madelyn breaks up with him. The go through the break up stage. The ignore each other. But something isn't right with either one of them. The miss each other. Madelyn trying to move on, accepts her ex-boyfriend James' marriage proposal. He can give her everything she wants even if she loves someone else that can't.

The book goes on with Madelyn planning the wedding and missing Zack. She cheats on James with Zack on an over night business trip. Zack thinks that means they're back together but Madelyn still wants everything he can't offer. Zack becomes miserable. The wedding day comes and Madelyn realizes she can't be with James. She wants Zack and whatever he has to offer her. Zack comes to the wedding to tell Madelyn how he feels. They get back together and Zack asks for her hand in marriage. He realizes he wants her and only her. He will be miserable without her.

I did have a couple of problems with the book. Madelyn tells Zack at the beginning of the book right before they hooked up the first time, she has a boyfriend. He still sleeps with her. Later he says, he won't share her. But he never asks her if she broke up with James. Zack is supposedly a man whore but all you ever hear about is the rumors. He never confirms it and he didn't even seem like a man whore. He has sex with Madelyn once and it always about her after that. They never met at Zack's apartment, nor do when met or hear about Zack's sister. She is just mentioned once or twice as him having a sister. Shouldn't the people they work with know something was going on. The had the same days off. The were always busy on the weekends and they're weren't that mean to each other anymore.

I liked the book and I can't wait for the next one. I hope it's better than this one.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Fierce (Storm MC #2) by Nina Levine

What can I say about this book? It was okay. It was decent. It reminded me a lot of Storm the first book in the series. I didn't really like that book too much either. There was a hot biker and I love hot bikers. Other than that I didn't really like it too much. There was a lot of explaining. The author went into great detail about everything it seemed like. She over explained. Scott and Harlow did have some amazing chemistry but I think that has a lot to do with the author making them have chemistry. I loved the dirty talk with all the male characters. The dirtiness was my favorite of the whole book.

Harlow the main chick seemed like dense. I did not like her character. She wasn't a strong lead for Scott. He needed someone who was strong, stubborn and who could stick up for herself. He needed an independent woman. She let people walk all over her. She said she never spoke her mind but it seemed like that's all she did. She would get mad or not understand something and said the first thing that came out of her mouth.

Scott seemed like a great man. A total sweetheart underneath the tattoos, bad mouth, biker image. He took care of his neighbor's daughter which he didn't have too. He cared about his employees. He offered Harlow a job when he got her fired at her old job. He help Harlow with a customer who was being rude to her. He cared about his sister and making her happy. He took care of Harlow when she had a hangover.

This wasn't my favorite of MC series. There wasn't much MC about the book. There was no craziness or motorcycle stuff. It was pretty tamed. I didn't like the storyline. It was slow build up and then it was over. It was boring to me. I will continue to read the series to see if the books get better. I

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Runaway Groom (Watkins Pond #1) by Virginia Nelson

He’s ready and waiting. She’s wanting…but wary. The groom is back in town. Abigail lost her best friend years ago when he ditched her at the altar like a loaf of stale bread. Now he’s back and determined to do whatever he has to—even lie, apparently—to get under her skin. Although he makes her hormones rev to life in a way that no one has since he left, she is equally determined not to fall for his boy-next-door charm. His bride-to-be is somewhat reluctant. Braxton Dean was too young and stupid to know better when he walked away. Years of trying to fill the Abby-shaped hole in his heart have left him empty, and now he’s going to win back his girl—or get over her. But first he needs answers. Particularly why she never responded to any of his letters. It might take a whole town to make this wedding happen. With the help of their friends, the two battle it out. The army? An entire town of busybodies. The prize? Happily ever after.

 “That is pretty fucking underhanded, Braxton.”
He grinned. “I know. All’s fair in love and war.”
“Which are we planning?”
His smile only seemed to grow. “Whichever involves you screaming my name, darlin’.”
She wondered if he remembered that talking in that slow, drawn-out drawl was like waving a green flag at her lady parts…all systems go.
Poking his chest with one finger, she met his tempting eyes, refusing to acknowledge the way his voice going husky like that made her stomach clench in need. “This isn’t going to work.”
“We’ll see.” Snaring her up against his body and keeping her tight in his arms even when she wiggled with a half-assed attempt to free herself, he grinned. “Always seems to work pretty damned good to me.” With that, he closed his mouth over hers and she got lost in the taste of him.
When he released her, she panted, one hand still cupping his face, and tried to remember what they’d been talking about.

Crashed (The Driven Trilogy #3) by K. Bromberg

Crashed is the final book in the Driven Series. It was not what I was expecting. It seemed like it was very slow paced. It dragged on forever in the beginning before it got to anything good. It was a great ending to Rylee's and Colton's love story but I guess I was hoping for more. It was emotional and intense. I am sad to see the story end but it was a great ending to Rylee and Colton's story. I thought the whole series was set up to be about getting help for Rylee's corporate cares thing and her boys as she calls them. They didn't make much of an appearance in this book.

I had originally loved Rylee's character. I thought she was strong, determined and a fighter but in Crashed she fell flat. She seemed weak. She repeated herself a lot and she let Colton walk all over her. He treated her like crap most of the book and instead of standing up for herself, she cowered into herself. She didn't voice her opinion enough to Colton. She also cried too much. I know with everything that is going on in the book with Colton's accident, it's very emotional but she cried way too much for my liking. She cried when she was happy, she cried when she was scared, she cried when she was mad, she cried for the boys, she cried for Colton, she cried for Colton's family. I mean she cried for everything and everyone. It was beyond annoying. She could have done something else besides cry. She could have yelled. Some of the scenes when she was crying, I kept thinking if this was happening to me, I would be screaming, yelling and throwing thing not crying.

Colton seemed a little mean to me in this book. I know he was going through a lot but he just didn't seem like the same Colton in the previous books. Colton finally opening up and telling Rylee what happen to him when he was a kid was very hard for to get my head around. I know things like that happen to kids everyday but it still took me by surprise. Colton's professing his love for Rylee and asking her for her hand in marriage was something I saw happening since the beginning of the series. It wouldn't be a great series if the lovebirds didn't get together.

I fell in love with Becks in this book. I loved his little comebacks and his banter with Colton. Becks and Colton's bromance was the best part of the book. I looked forward to a paragraph that had Becks in it. He brought something to the book that was missing. Beck's character was my favorite in this book. I didn't really care for him and I didn't see a reason for his character until Crashed. He had the best lines. I wish he would get his own story. I would definitely read it.

I think my absolute favorite part of this book was the scavenger hunt at the end when Colton had Rylee go all over time answering questions and getting prizes. It was different. I don't think I have ever read a book with this idea. I liked it. It was refreshing.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Why Do Books Do This?

I know it happens to a lot of books but I just don't understand why it happens. Can't they change the guy or girl or make it a little more different? I for some reason, when there is a person or people on the cover, I tend to visualize the characters as those people. So, it make me feel like I'm reading the same book but just by a different author and a different title.  I don't like. This isn't the first set of books I read that did this and I didn't like it with those books and I don't like it with these. They could have change something to make them appear a little more different than what was done.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Breathe Into Me by Sara Fawkes

How did my life get so broken?  It’s a question Lacey St. James asks herself every day. Stuck raising her little brother in a trailer park while she works a dead end job at a grocery store, she has a stalker exboyfriend, a bad reputation, and no way out.
And then she meets Everett, whose presence changes her entire existence.
Everett is an outsider to her small community, in town for the summer housesitting one of the grand mansions off the Mississippi coast. When he saves her in a bar one night, she’s grateful but wary of his intentions. Lacey doesn’t trust most men in her life, but for reasons Lacey she understand, Everett is completely captivated by her. He’s determined to show her that life can offer more than she’d ever hoped for, if only she believes in herself. As she works with him to free herself, Lacey desperately yearns to trust him, to move on and perhaps start fresh.
But what happens when she finds out that everything he’s told her about himself was a lie?

Teaser 1:
“I wouldn’t dream of it, but what’s wrong? Is he your boyfriend?”
“I think he’s stalking me.”
The words sounded pretentious on my tongue, overly dramatic and strange. I worried Clare would shrug it off but she gave me a horrified look that spoke volumes. Whatever she was going to say had to wait until after she rang up the people in her line. My gut churned, and I felt like I was going to be sick.
“Have you told anyone?” she murmured when the line finally disappeared.

Teaser 2:
His face hovered above me, his lips only inches from mine. Around us the storm raged, but for right now there was only the two of us. It took barely a tilt of my head, the smallest of movements, for me to brush my lips across his. I tasted salt mingled with the rain, and wondered if they were his tears or mine. Then Everett’s lips parted, deepening the kiss, and my brain lost focus on everything but his taste.
There was desperation in his kiss, a hunger that answered a similar need inside me. I twined my arms around his neck, pulling him close, sighing into his mouth. Every situation weighing on my mind fled at his touch, and I sighed into his mouth as he gathered me up.

Invincible by Alana Albertson

I had high hopes for this book and it let me down. I wanted to like the book and I tried to but there was just too many things wrong with it that I couldn't like. The synopsis made it seemed like it was going to be a great book but it was a lie.

1. It was from a guy's POV. I like when authors write a book from a guy's POV. It like getting inside of a guy's head.
2. I like the good guy/hero thing. Pat saved a girl that had been kidnapped years before.
3. It was a fast read if you could get into it.
4. I liked that the author wrote about something that happens all of the world everyday. An girl getting kidnapped and forced into drugs and being a sex slave.
5. Annie's parent's never giving up hope for her return.

1. I didn't like Annie. She was kidnapped and forced into being a sex slave. She should be damaged and messed up because of that but right after Pat saves her, she is willing to have sex with him.
2. I understand the drug thing is part of the sex slave thing but I didn't like it. It seemed like too much. Annie was already dealing with a lot and then she had to deal with being a druggie too.
3. I didn't like how Annie referred to herself as a hooker a lot.
4. Patrick is supposed to be a hero. He's a Neal Seal but he goes to a brothel. He knows the girls there are being forced to do things. He doesn't care about the girls except what they can do for him but that changes when he finds out one of them is a kidnapped American.
5. Constantly reminding me that Patrick is a Neal Seal was a little overkill. Also, he constantly stating he couldn't be in a relationship over and over again was enough to drive me crazy. He couldn't be in a relationship cause of something in his past but he get together with Annie no problem.
6. Rescuing Annie seemed a little too easy and unreal. 
7. Annie and Patrick's relationship was off big time. They barely knew each other but yet he proposes to her.
8. Patrick's friends didn't want to help him rescue Annie but when it came time to save her they're all of a sudden of board cause of a "bro code".
9. A lot of things that happen in the book didn't make sense like giving alcohol to a recovering heroin addict. The story had too many holes to make it believable.
10. The ending sucked. It was forced much like the rest of the book.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Reasonable Doubt (Reasonable Doubt #1) by Whitney Gracia Williams

I enjoyed this book very much. It was a quick read. I think it had less than a 100 pages but it was still a really great short story. I hate the cliffhanger. It was just starting to get really good and juicy and bam the book ended. I hope the next 2 books are a little longer.

Andrew is a sexy asshole lawyer and everyone loves an asshole. He doesn't do relationship or friendships. He is only with women once. He meets them online. He fine dines them and then has sex with them. Andrew can't stand liars, something from his past has screw him up. It never says what it is and that was a little frustrating. He also has a very dirty mouth.

Alyssa seems like a smart, well educated, takes no shit from anybody and is liar. Her name is really Aubrey and she is Andrew's new intern. Alyssa is also really young to Andrew and has parent issues. She is double majoring with ballet and law.

They have this weird friendship over a 6 month period. Alyssa/Aubrey needs help with her law classes and goes on a lawyer relationship website. She meets Andrew and that were their friendship begins. Andrew wants to meet Alyssa/Aubrey. She doesn't want to. They flirt, talk daily, have great chemistry and Andrew definitely wants her. Fate decides to take matters into its own hands and makes them meet. Andrew is pissed off and doesn't talk to her for a couple of weeks but can't stand to be away from her. He still wants her even though she lied.

I hope the next book comes out fast.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Reasonable Doubt by Whitney Gracia Williams

My cock has an appetite. 
A huge and very particular appetite: Blonde, curvy, and preferably not a fucking liar...(Although, that's a story for another day.)
As a high profile lawyer, I don't have time to waste on relationships, so I fulfill my needs by anonymously chatting and sleeping with women I meet online. 
My rules are simple: One dinner. One night. No repeats. 
This is only casual sex. Nothing more. Nothing less. 
At least it was , until "Alyssa"...
She was supposed to be a 27 year old lawyer, a book hoarder, and completely unattractive. She was supposed to be someone I shared law advice with late at night, someone I could trust with details of my weekly escapades. 
But then she came into my firm for an interview--a college-intern interview, and everything fucking changed...

Book 1 in a three part Erotic Romance Serial.

Teaser 1:
“No, thank you.” I walk over to the mirror on the other side of the room. “I have someplace to be.”
“At three in the morning? I mean, if you just want to skip the HBO and go for another round instead, I can...”
I tune out her irritating voice and begin to button my shirt. I’ve never spent the night with a woman I met online, and she isn’t going to be the first.
As I adjust my tie, I look down and spot a tattered pink wallet on the dresser. Picking it up, I flip it open and run my fingers across the name that’s printed onto her license: Sarah Tate.
Even though I’ve only known this woman for a week, she’s always answered to “Samantha.” She’s also told me—repeatedly, that she works as a nurse at Grace Hospital. Judging by the Wal-Mart employee card that’s hiding behind her license, I’m assuming that part isn’t true either.

Teaser 2:
“Then you’re not a very good lawyer. I’ll find someone else to chat with now. Thanks.”
“You’re going to lose that case tomorrow.” I typed before she could end our session. “You have no idea what you’re doing.”
“Are you really that upset about me not giving you my phone number? What are you, twelve?”
“Thirty two, and I don’t give a fuck about your phone number. I was only asking for it so I could call and tell you that the brief you sent me is littered with typos, and the closing argument reads like a first year law student wrote it. There are too many mistakes for me to sit here and type them all.”
“My brief isn’t that bad.”

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Play (Stage Dive #2) by Kylie Scott

Mal Ericson, drummer for the world famous rock band Stage Dive, needs to clean up his image fast—at least for a little while. Having a good girl on his arm should do the job just fine. Mal doesn’t plan on this temporary fix becoming permanent, but he didn’t count on finding the one right girl. Anne Rollins never thought she’d ever meet the rock god who plastered her teenage bedroom walls—especially not under these circumstances. Anne has money problems. Big ones. But being paid to play the pretend girlfriend to a wild life-of-the-party drummer couldn’t end well. No matter how hot he is. Or could it?

Teaser 1:
Our fingers grazed in the way that’s pretty much inevitable during such a hand over. No way could he have failed to miss the trembling in mine. Thankfully, he didn’t comment. I scurried back to my place by the edge, leaning casually with a beer in hand. Cool people leaned. They looked relaxed.
He chuckled softly, letting me know I wasn’t fooling anybody. Then he sat forward, resting his elbows on his knees. His face came fully into the light and I was caught, captivated. My mind blanked. No question about it. It really was most definitely without a doubt him.

Teaser 2: 
Mal kept a tight hold on my hand, his big, warm fingers encasing mine. I took my cues from him, staying close to his side. Whenever some sexy siren tried to approach him he basically shoved me at them with a “Meet my girlfriend, Anne.” I’d almost tripped the first few times he’d used me as a human shield, but I was getting the hang of it now. With the last one I’d just held up a hand and said “He’s with me.” She’d taken it with relatively good grace.
“I thought that one was going to hit me,” I said, watching the disappointed girl stalk off into the crowd. “Being your girlfriend is dangerous.”
“What can I say? I’m a magnificent specimen of manhood. Of course they all want me. But I do appreciate you protecting my honor.”
“I should hope so.” I smiled.

Teaser 3: 
 “You’re the peacekeeper. But you were ready to rip into Ben the other night.”
“About you. You’re turning out to be kind of a mind fuck for me, pumpkin.”
I frowned.
“Not saying you mean to be.”