Torture To Her Soul ( Monster In His Eyes #2) – J. M. Darhower

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Book Description

Don’t say it unless you mean it…

It’s a simple concept, one I’ve said time and again, but something people don’t seem to comprehend. You should choose every syllable carefully, because you never know when somebody will hold you to your word.

Somebody like me.

I’m not a good man. I’m not. I know. I have enough darkness inside of me to rid the world of every stitch of light. But there’s one I could never harm, one light I couldn’t bring myself to snuff out.

Karissa.

She thinks I’m a monster, and maybe I am. I taunt her with my touch, get a thrill out of torturing her soul. But I’m not the only one. The world is full of monsters, and I’m not the most dangerous one out there.

Not even close…

God help me, I love her.

I do.

And God help anyone who tries to take her from me.

Divas Thoughts

So God help us, we loved this book! Aaah. There´s hardly a day that goes by without thinking about Naz and Karissa. What a wonderful, 100% exciting story! And what´s best of all….it´s written from Naz´s POV * dramatic faint *

For those of you who read book #1, Monster In His Eyes, will find this story fulfilling in the best way ever.

This book starts off where book #1 ended- with Karissa hating Naz, and turned out to be an adventure of the two main characters trying desperately to win each others trust back, without trying to hurt each other along the way.

* sigh * we all know that´s not possible. Lol. Not with Naz, and certainly not with Karissa.

Much to our delight…Naz and Karissa gave us what we love in a good book. Angst ( lots of it), love & sex * drop-dead-fantastic *, and of course their struggle to keep each other and chose between right and wrong. And let us tell you- some scenes sent chills down our spines ( in a good and bad way)!!

An absolute MUST READ about love that shouldn´t have existed from the start.

( and we soooooo glad that love happened!)

Would we recommend this book?

  • Absolutely

Would we re-read this book?

  • most definitely. This book is worth going back to reread some scenes.

The Divas are giving Torture To Her Soul 5 out of 5 champagne glasses

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Unmasked: Volume 3 ( Unmasked #3) – Cassia Leo

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Book Description

My entire life has been unmasked. 

Everything I thought to be true has been called into question. 

Whom do I trust? What do I believe?

With two men promising to keep me safe and one promising to give me my life back, which path do I choose?

Masked or unmasked?

Divas Thoughts

*deep breath *

I´m going to be very VERY generous about this series. I´m going to rate the series now instead of this book alone because I can´t stomache the thought from starting out with 4* then going down to 3* and then ending with 2*. Which was exactly what happened. I´d rate this book with a solid 2* because it was disappointing in so many ways.

If I compare book 1 to book 3 then there´s a major difference in the whole story. There was nothing left from the woman who hid in the dark. Hell…she was long gone with book #2 and was replaced with a woman who was anything but likable. Everything….I really mean everything happened in a blur.

After all was good again with Alex and Daimon, and all obsticals were pushed aside ( okay…they were killed. End of) they were out to kill the princess of Monaco! Again…I had such a hard time picturing the Grimaldi´s as they were discribed in this series.

To make a long rant short:

I thought there would be a hell lot more killing ( considering their abilities and all) and also alot more ruthlessness. I mean…Daimon was a killer for crying out loud. And nothing happened. Important characters were left to live their lives and the unimportant characters were killed.

Plus…the full truth about Alex was told in this book. Unimpressive.

And the end…..well, I´d rather not go there now. Let´s just say I was totally disappointed.

Now…there is one thing that won´t leave me alone. Why write a series with each book having less than 300 pages? Why not take the story and just make one book out of it? It just doesn´t make any sense to me.

The story could have fit into 1 book. Easily.

And then there´s the cover. It´s supposed to be a series…..so why not make the covers match?

This wasn´t the worst series I´ve read…..it started of fab and turned out not so fab.

Would I recommend this book?

This book? Vol. 3? No. I wouldn´t. The series? Yeah. Why not. Just because I was disappointed doesn´t mean everyone else will be.

Would I re-read this book?

Nope.

The Divas are giving the Unmasked Vol. 1 – 3 by Cassia Leo a total of 3 out of 5 champagne glasses.

( NOTE: Unmasked: Volume 3 receives 2 champagne glasses)

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for the book

Unmasked: Volume 2 ( Unmasked #2) – Cassia Leo

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Book Description

I left my former life – and my mask – behind.

Running from a past where I was born unloved. A past where I was betrayed by love.

Running from an organization with limitless power and stealth. Running for my life.

I never expected to find love on the run. Not in a tiny seaside town on an island in the middle of nowhere.

Not without my mask.

But it seems as if my sad story is being rewritten with someone else’s pen. But whose pen is it?

This question haunts me day and night. And I get my answer on a perfectly decadent evening. When I come home to find my bedroom perfumed with the scent of death.

He’s here.

Divas Thoughts

No. Cassia Leo did NOT do another masterpiece with this one. I´m not wanting to come across as rude or anything….I just can´t sum up the love I felt for the first Volume. There wasn´t anything cool about this one. This was just a story that was told. It was nothing I expected it to be. I was left wanting so much more after the first book.

Vol. 2 starts off where Vol. 1 ended. Alex ran away to an Island and started hiding. She gave herself a new identity and was ready to start a new life.

I don´t know. What started out great turned into non-interesting. Alex´s new life with all the new people…it felt like, after Alex and Daimon had their fatal stand-off, there was so much missing. What really threw me off was how Alex transformed from being dark, dangerous & mysterious to being open with her issues and having fun on the Island. And just like that….I started disliking Alex / Alyssa. What happened to the woman who hid her face?

Anyway: Alyssa starts dating her neighbor and gets involved with life. That´s until she gets this errie feeling that somethings not right. And she´s right!

( totally predictable story since Alex wasn´t so sure she really killed Daimon)

Things start to happen and Alyssa gets sloppy.

All of the sudden things pick up and get interesting again. It took a while…but the fun was back and my hope returned for this book to knock me off my socks. But who was I kidding ( I should really stop hoping so much) there was nothing that I didn´t see coming.

Not even the end tickled me. I´m not saying this book was God-awful…it was just a predictable. And somewhat far fetched. Being a hitman is a scary thing. And writing a story about it can be way cool. But to involve Monaco and the Grimaldi´s is way to far fetched. I live in Europe and I see alot of the actual Grimaldis on the news, etc. so I have a hard time picturing Alex being the princess of Monaco. Or being the daughter of the princess of Monaco. Either way….I couldn´t visualize that.

Let´s not forget about the 200 pages. I flew through that story in a night.+

Would I recommend this book?

Hmm….maybe.

Would I re-read this book?

Probably not.

The Divas are giving Unmasked: Volume 2 ( Unmasked #2) by Cassia Leo 3 out of 5 champagne glasses

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Unmasked: Volume 1 ( Unmasked #1) – Cassia Leo

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Book Description

I was born into this world unwanted.

I spent the first hours of my life unloved.

I spent the first eighteen years of my life with the parents who tried to shelter me from the harsh reality of my existence.

But you can’t un-write a sad story if the ending is literally written all over your face.

So I moved out and now I hide. I have a night job that pays the bills. Every night, I put on my mask and walk to work.

Then one night, I hear and see something that will change my purpose in life… forever: a murder that will bring him to me.

He says he wants to protect me. And, through a series of events I can’t fully make sense of, I find myself believing him. 

But our nightly visits are always cloaked in darkness. I don’t know his face and he will never know mine. 

I was born into this world unwanted. I will leave this world unmasked.

Divas Thoughts

I thought this story was a nice change of wallpaper. It was dark, it was mysterious, and most of all…it was unique.

How spooky and cool is it to find someone attractive in the dark? How creepy is it to know nothing but still feel something for a stranger you don´t even trust? That´s confusing as hell. Lol

The book description and the cover screamed at me so I had to buy the book. I´ve been making some poor decissions lately when it comes to books, but not with this one. Unmasked was one of my best choices sofar.

Very very cool story. Sexy as hell, and it had a major bad-assness to it.

The characters were super cool. I felt as if I was watching an episode of Mr. & Mrs. Smith ( kind of…). Alex was this unwanted, unloved woman who was trained to kill. Her only issue was that she avoided daylight and hid from the world because of the problem she had. She lived in LA where crime is nearly all over the place, yet she manages to survive with ease ( due to her life long training to become a killing machine). And if that weren´t enough….she also acted a bit strange in her own apartment. Never turning the lights on, and such. The problem she had was an issue….but she always kept to herself. Until one day…a murder happened (or a few murders happened she witnessed). Who did what and why? That´s when a special detective came into the picture and rattled Alex´s world a little. She didn´t trust the detective but she still put up with him. And all that without showing her face! Or him showing his for that matter * spooky* One thing led to another and that´s where the fun began.

This was really cool because both main characters, Alex and Daimon, are equals. They´re so alike. Totally perfect for one another. Events happen and they actually fall in love with each other.

And then it happens. The moment I was waiting for. And I wasn´t surprised. But that was fine because I still loved the idea of the story. The writing was good and I fell in love with the mystery behind everything. Another great thing about this book was that I thought it wasn´t predictable at all.

The only thing I disliked was that this book was short. 178 pages. Uuhm….why? There was more than enough info that could have been stretched out some more. I would have loved to read more about Alex´s background. I would have totally enjoyed more from the pitch black apartment moments.

But I didn´t get that. It was a definitely a fast paced story with some exciting scenes.

Would I recommend this book?

Yes. I would.

Would I re-read this book?

I might.

The Divas are giving Unmasked: Volume 1 (Unmasked #1) by Cassia Leo 4 out of 5 champagne glasses

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Promised ( One Night #1) – Jodi Ellen Malpas

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Book Description

Livy notices him the moment he walks into the coffee shop. He’s heart-stoppingly stunning, with a blue-eyed gaze so piercing she’s almost too distracted to take his order. When he walks out the door, she thinks she’ll never see him again. Then she finds the note he left on his napkin . . . signed M.

All he wants is one night to worship her. No feelings, no commitment, nothing but pleasure. Every defense mechanism Livy has adopted during her solitary life is at risk of being obliterated by this confounding man. He’s obnoxious but well-mannered. He’s a gentleman but aloof. He’s passionate but emotionless. Yet the fascination is so powerful, Livy can’t deny him… or herself.

M awakens something in Livy, something deep and addictive that she never knew existed — and that she fears only he can satisfy. But she senses that behind the fast cars, fancy suits, and posh apartment, he’s aching inside. To have him, body and soul, she’ll have to brave his dark secrets. Delving into his world and breaking down his defenses become her obsession – an obsession that could shatter her heart beyond repair..

Divas Thoughts

Bless Jodi Ellen Malpas for her fabulous stories! This book was one of a few all three of us has read ( that really says alot!). And we all agree that there´s practically nothing to bitch about. We absolutely loved One Night Promised. How could we not? We were stunned shitless.

We loved how we couldn´t predict where this story was heading. Everytime we thought we got it…BAM the story went in a different direction, shocking us more after each scene. OOOH yeah. We were sitting on the edge while reading about Livy and Miller´s relationship.

Livy´s character was grand. Whatever she did, or how she reacted was totally relatable. Everything she did….we couldn´t have done it better or worse.

M…or Miller was this mysterious guy at the beginning and turned into this sexy ass, drool worthy piece of flesh who even had manners! So…we got a guy who has the looks, money, AND who can use the right words at the right time * fanning faces* He had it…he nailed it ( or he rather nailed Livy..Lol….okay okay that was lame..but it had to be. Don´t judge. We´re putting our thoughts together on this one. ).

M is a gentleman? Oooooh yeah. M is passionate? Fuck us silly….he is. Miller has a way to him that make women want to drop to their knees and beg.

Not only the main characters were superb….the sub characters did their magic as well. Livy´s friend, her co-worker, her Granny….all made this story seem so warm and normal. But what wasn´t your everyday special was Livy´s past. Utterly devastating. And the worst of all….she actually put…Nope. We´re not going to spoil anything for you as we believe this is a book that needs to be read without us giving everything away.

The end chrushed our rotten hearts. Seriously….we were like:

„ Oh fuck no. Girl…you just did NOT do that.“

„ What the fuck is wrong with you?“

„ Jesus Christ…knock some fucking sense into these characters!!“

„ Who has time to hunt the author down?“

…and last but not least, our final word regarding the story was:

„ What?“ with pained expressions on our faces. Then….we fainted.

This book left alot of questions unanswered, which means we´ll hopefully get some answered in book 2.

What, in God´s name, made M do what he does?

What drove Livy to do what she did?

How does on woman come up with these things at all?

We´re in no mood to wait until November for book #2. That just sucks, big time!

Would we recommend this book?

We most certainly would.

Would we re-read this book?

Yes!!

The Divas are giving One Night Promised ( book #1) by Jodi Ellen Malpas 5 out of 5 champagne glasses

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Dair ( The Wild Side #3) – R. K. Lilley

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Book Description

I’d started writing everything about her down. I didn’t want to forget.
The color of her hair. The depth of her eyes. The stubborn shape of her jaw. The way her lips shaped words with such expression. The way her voice made my chest ache. The way she gave advice beyond her years. 
The way she listened like she cared about every word. 
The way she made me feel—Alive. 
Every curve and hollow of her body was recorded, in my mind, and now my hard drive. 
There was a bit of truth in every lie, and even if it had only been fed to me in the smallest increments, I wanted, needed to remember the real Iris. 
Because in the end, there was one irrefutable thing that I couldn’t deny.
Hostage or hustler, sinner or saint, whatever she was or wasn’t, whether she lied to my face or taunted me with hints of the truth, all of this seemed always to defer to the more pertinent fact at hand. 
She was mine. 
Inconceivably. 
Undeniably. 
Mine.

After yet another shocking discovery, followed by a disturbing letter, Dair is almost certain Iris has left his life for good. He tries his best to move on. 
Easier said than done, and when an unexpected and dangerous opportunity arises for him to find out what happened to her, he doesn’t hesitate to take it. 
As usual, with Iris, the answer leaves him more lost than the question. 
Every revelation is shrouded in mystery, and every disclosure leaves Dair more in the dark than ever. 
And when finally, the messy truth is revealed in its entirety, will he be ready for it?

This is the final installment in Iris and Dair’s story
This book is intended for readers 18 and up.

Divas Thoughts

Here´s the thing. Reading book 1 and 2 was exciting. I loved how things were wild and that I was constantly kept in the dark. In this one….I was kind of fed up. The cat and mouse chase frustrated me endlessly. There was so much fabulous build-up in the first 2 books that I assumed something grand would happen in the third one. Something that would shock me speechless, knock me out of my socks, or even something that would make me wake my husband in the middle of the night just to have someone to talk too right away.

That didn´t happen. The whole story was about finding out what Iris was up to. All the missing pieces had to be found and when that finally happened in the last half of this book….the story wasn´t as interesting anymore. Dair ( that poor SOB ) was so hopelessly in love with the much younger Iris that he put up with everything that happened to him. One minute Iris was there, loving Dair the way he needed to be loved and appreciated, and the next minute she´s gone again with less or even no explaination at all. And when everything comes to light he still loves her. A-ha. Well, that might be interesting for other readers…..it wasn´t for me.

At the end I nearly gave up reading the book. I felt that Dair needed to set his standards a little higher. Chasing after a young blonde who constantly disappeared made him stand in the desperate corner.

There were indeed some good sides to the story. The sex, the dialogue, and the writing….they were good.

Not saying I hated this book. But I didn´t go nuts over it either.

Would I recommend this book?

Hmm….yeah. But only read about how their story ended. If this were a stand alone then I would NOT recommend this book.

Would I re-read this book?

Since this is a series, I´d say no. This wasn´t my cup of tea.

The Divas are giving Dair ( The Wild Side #3) by R. K. Lilley 3 out of 5 champagne glasses.

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Hardline ( #3 Hacker Series ) – Meredith Wild

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Book Description

Software mogul Blake Landon has met his match in headstrong Erica Hathaway. While his controlling nature and her independent spirit continue to battle, Blake has no intention of letting her out of his life again.

Erica has given Blake her trust and her love, determined that they will conquer any challenges together. But when he demands more and tests the boundaries of her commitment, she is forced to face the dark desires he’s kept hidden.

As their bonds grow tighter, their enemies close in. With Erica’s start-up in danger, Blake’s frustration grows as he tries to protect her from those who would ruin her only to get to him. Can their relationship survive when Blake’s enemies cross the line and threaten more than her livelihood?

Divas Thoughts

We just love it when a story gradually gets better after every book. This third installment topped the first two books easily. The story was well paced. The characters were stubborn and heartbreaking. Blake and Erica´s story was so good that one of us even chewed on the tips of my hair! ( which is nasty….but she couldn´t help herself. Better than chewing on the kindle, right?)

Meredith Wild has a way to make her characters and readers go through hell. As most of you know, we´re not the type of women to get all anxious or jumpy over a character or a situation the characters had to deal with. With Blake and Erica….we were constantly sitting on the edge, wishing for the characters to finally get their chickens in a row. We were more than ready for those 2 figures to find their ULTIMATE HEA.

Not only did the main characters leave a fab impression on us. Nope. Every other fictional figures had an important role to play in this book and we were more than happy to see how the lives of others were connected to Blake and Erica. Absolute fabulous storytelling!

All we can say about this story is that we were 100% satisfied. Everything was perfect. It was just a totally enjoyable, sexy, steamy, swoon worthy read with a touch of excellence.

Another wonderful thing about this story is…..it´s not over yet! * squee *

Hard Limit ( #4 Hacker Series ) is due for Fall / Winter 2014.

Would we recommend this book?

Hell yeah!!

Would we re-read this book?

Anytime!

The Divas are giving Hardline ( #3 ) by Meredith Wild 5 out of 5 champagne glasses.

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Hardpressed ( The Hacker Series #2 ) – Meredith Wild

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Book Description

Despite Blake Landon’s controlling ways, the young and wealthy hacker finally won the trust of the woman he loves. Internet entrepreneur Erica Hathaway broke down the walls that kept her from opening her heart and her business to Blake.

Ready to start this new chapter in her life, Erica is determined not to let anything come between them, even if that means giving Blake back some of the control he craves in and out of the bedroom.

But when demons from her past threaten their future, Erica makes a decision that could change their lives forever

Divas Thoughts

Dear Lord. I kind of need a cooler filled with ice to stick my head in after finishing this book. And I thought the first book was good * sheesh *. Hardpressed ( #2 ) is actually just a simple continuation of Blake Landon and Erica Hathaway´s story. And yet here I am….dying to know more about these characters and wanting more insight on their lives. You can judge me all you want for being creepy. Go ahead…. But that still won´t change my feelings towards this story.

The story was unique. Easy for the mind, and exciting as hell. How do you handle a relationship with a guy (who has more money than he can spend ) who wants to take care of you 24/7? Some women might enjoy giving up a good portion of their independence and submit to a guy. Not Erica. Erica is fine with being dominated in the bedroom but she wants to keep business and pleasure as far apart as possible. Which is ( in my humble opinion ) totally acceptable. Erica worked hard and wasn´t about to let Blake roll on over and take care of things for her. The constant fight for keeping control over her own personal issues was exhausting for Erica….but not for me! I enjoyed every single moment she fought for her control. Then the issues her close friend dealt with affected her as well and then came Erica´s dirty past into the picture. To top everything else…Blake wanted her to emotionally open up to him and give him control over the one thing that meant so much to her. In short: Erica had a tough time dealing with everything.

Personally….I´m not fond of someone wanting total access in every area of my life. If my husband ever acted like Blake….I´d file for a divorce. But it worked for this story and the characters.

Blake is a very dominating man but he isn´t the Dom – overload type. He has his beliefs and dreams and what not. All in all he´s just a good guy with special need to control. Erica is a character I prefer to see in stories. Strong, emotional, ambitious and stubborn. So, what happens when two strong people cross each other?

Many mistakes and poor decisions are made by these characters. But the question is: Can Blake and Erica over come the problems they have together? Will their issues break them apart or will they master whatever life throws their way?

A wondeful creative story about love, loss, the future and the many possibilities that can happen if you make the wrong choice.

Loved Loved Loved this book. A must have for all romance, Alpha male lovers!

Would I recommend this book?

Yes. I most certainly would.

Would I re-read this book?

You can bet your ass I will. * giggle *

The Divas are giving Hardpressed ( #2 The Hacker Series ) by Meredith Wild 5 out of 5 champagne glasses

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Hardwired ( The Hacker Series #1 ) – Meredith Wild

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Book Description

Determined to overcome a difficult past, Erica Hathaway learns early on to make it on her own. Days after her college graduation, she finds herself face to face with a panel of investors who will make or break her fledgling startup. The only thing she didn’t prepare for was going weak in the knees over an arrogant and gorgeous investor who seems determined to derail her presentation.

Billionaire and rumored hacker Blake Landon has already made his fortune in software, and he’s used to getting what he wants. Captivated by Erica’s drive and unassuming beauty, he’s wanted nothing more than to possess her since she stepped into his boardroom. Determined to win her over, he breaks down her defenses and fights for her trust, even if it means sacrificing a level of control he’s grown accustomed to.

But when Blake uncovers a dark secret from Erica’s past, he threatens not just her trust, but the life she’s fought so hard to create

Divas Thoughts

I really, REALLY enjoyed this book. When I first saw the cover I didn´t know what to think. The title didn´t do much for me because when I read something like „ The Hacker Series“ I run for the hills. No matter how much romance a hacker story promises….I just know I´ll get confused because I DO NOT speak computer language ( I´m perfectly happy I know how to turn my computer on and off ).

Anyways…After seeing the series everywhere I went, I thought it wouldn´t hurt to try to read them.

I was right. It didn´t hurt..:-) In fact…..I absolutely loved the first book. The story was fab and easy, even if there was a hint of computer language in it.

The characters were more than I expected them to be. I loved how the romance slowly grew between Blake and Erica. It was intense….but oh so good. I loved how the other characters also played an important role in the story. Erica´s BFF, family and employees….all were fantastic. It was just a joy to finally get a story with lots of everything I love. Passion, angst, love, friendship, betrayal, an actual story line….the list is pretty long. There aren´t enough words to describe my love for this wonderful book.

Would I recommend this book?

I most certainly would.

Would I re-read this book?

Anytime! A fab story that will definitely stick with me for a long time.

The Divas are giving Hardwired ( The Hacker Series #1 ) by Meredith Wild 5 out of 5 champagne glasses!

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The Wild Side ( The Wild Side #1) – R. K. Lilley

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Book Description

 

ARE YOU READY TO TAKE A WALK? 

Alasdair Masters is in a rut.  He just hit forty, has been nearly celibate for the past year, and his life has turned into a daily sequence of lonely patterns that revolve around avoiding human contact.   

His tidy life is turned on its head when a hot young blonde at the gym that’s been pseudo-stalking him decides to rock his world.  A very young blonde.  Way, way too young for him.  The problem is, he can’t seem to tell her no, and she just keeps coming back for more. 

It doesn’t help that he’s ninety percent sure she’s a criminal, and still, he can’t seem to turn her down.  What is a dull introvert to do when a chaotic cyclone that oozes sexuality comes twisting into his life?     

At first, he thinks she’ll give him a heart attack, but after his twenty-year marriage ended a year ago, he’s been a little lost, and when she comes crashing into his life, he realizes that he’s never felt more alive. 

Is a walk on the wild side just what he needs to get his on track or a disaster in the making?  Is it possible for someone that much younger to be just what he needs, or is she a fortune hunter, as everyone keeps telling him?  Is it his hormones telling him that the mysterious younger woman is the one, or could it be more?

Divas Thoughts

Now, this book was a wonderful change of scenery. A 40 year old rich guy living a depressing life falls for a mysteriousyoung woman. The attraction they felt towards one another was there from the very beginning, but Alasdair ( also called Dair ) had a small issue with their age difference and that kept him from jumping Iris´s throat from the start.

Thankfully, Iris was 24 but Dair still wasn´t green knowing he was so much older. They somehow start a crazy, easy relationship and both live good with their time together.

I LOVED THIS STORY!

( besides the fact that it was short.*sniffle* )

That alone wouldn´t have made this story so great. What made this story unforgettable for me was the fact that even I couldn´t find out what Iris´s problem was.

Iris was a character I enjoyed alot. She had it all. Iris was beautiful with her almost white blonde hair and well built body ( she was the ultimate bomb of a woman ). But it wasn´t just that. For a 24 year old..she had a carefree way of living. Her attitude towards problems or odd situations made me love her. If she were a real person I´d want to be around her. Outgoing and upfront.

The one and only thing that drove me mad was that Iris was too good to be true! A total suspicious woman who gave nothing away. Her past, her present, even her future…..all a mystery. I wanted to know where she was going and what she was doing while away from Dair. I wanted to know about who she really was. Every damn time Dair asked something about her past or even asked about a job she ditched the subject perfectly. How frustrating and exciting for a reader!

Alasdair was also a mighty fine piece of character. He was 40 ( which is, in my opinion, a sexy as hell age) who went through a slightly hard time with his ex-wife and his loneliness. Uuhm…I would have helped him out in a heartbeat * cough cough* ( I know that was TMI….but cut me some slack! He was sexy, OKAY? Lol) His whole neat little world was turned upside down when little Iris popped into the picture. He started living even if their age difference bugged him.

I personally thought a 24 year old dating a 40 year old wasn´t a huge problem. If everything fits then why not?

The romance in this book was also a mystery ( in a good way). I knew Dair was falling hard for Iris…and that Iris was attracted to Dair, but there was something missing. The connection was there, the sex was more than present….but what about the stuff that seals the deal of a relationship? There are more installments to this series so my guess is that I might find out what Iris´s deal is ( d´uh, to myself ). There are to many questions that need answers and the suspicion is nearly unbearable.

The end is what killed me. How could a book end that way? I never found out who Iris really was? With her beieng all mysterious….and with that god-awful ending….I felt like someone dumped water over my head. Don´t get me wrong….the end ( I prefer to call it „ The Nasty Cliffhanger“) was great, I just wanted the story to never stop.

Would I recommend this book?

YES! To any R. K. Lilley fan and to anyone who loves a good mystery romance with hot sex scenes. I would definitely recommend this book.

Would I re-read this book?

Yes!

The Divas are giving The Wild Side ( The Wild Side #1) by R. K. Lilley 4 out of 5 champagne glasses.

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