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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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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This book can be purchased on Amazon

 

Dirty Angels ( Dirty Angels #1) – Karina Halle

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Book Description

**warning: this book contains situations which might be triggers for some people. Please see the bottom of this description to see if this is the kind of book that you’ll love or piss you off**

For Luisa Chavez, a twenty-three year old former beauty queen, a better life has always been just out of her reach. Sure, she’s had men at her feet since she was a young teenager but she’s never had the one thing she’s craved – security. Having grown up in near poverty, her waitressing job in Cabo San Lucas can barely let her take care of herself, let alone her ailing parents. Every day is another unwanted advance, every day is a struggle to survive.

When Salvador Reyes, the depraved leader of a major Mexican cartel, takes an interest in her, Luisa is presented with an opportunity she can’t afford to pass up. She’ll become Salvador’s wife and exchange her freedom and body for a life of riches – riches she can bestow upon her deserving parents. But Luisa quickly finds out that even the finest wines and jewels can’t undo the ugliness in her marriage, nor the never-ending violence that threatens her every move.

Soon, Luisa is looking for an escape, a way out of the carefully controlled life she’s leading. She finally gets her wish in the worst way possible.

As it is, being the wife of Salvador makes her an ideal target for rival cartels and there’s one particular man who needs Luisa as part of his cartel’s expansion. One particular man whose quest for power has destroyed lives, slit throats and gotten him out of an American prison. One particular man who will stop at nothing until he gets what he wants.

That man is Javier Bernal. And he wants Luisa. He wants to take her, keep her, ruin her.

Unless she ruins him first.

***WARNING*** This book deals with drug cartels and as such it contains a lot of sex and violence and some violent sex. It can get pretty ugly, pretty dark and pretty crazy. There is drug use, abuse, a bit of torture and dubious consent. The hero is not a hero and the villains…well, they’re even worse. If this sort of thing bothers you, PLEASE DO NOT READ IT. This ain’t no cupcake farting unicorn kind of book. If you are even a bit squeamish about violence, brutality and rape, this is your warning to stay away from a book that you certainly will not like (and why read books that you know you won’t like?)***

***While this is a spin-off of The Artists Trilogy, prior knowledge of the books is not needed. DIRTY ANGELS is the first in a trilogy, however each book can standalone and follows or introduces different characters***

Divas Thoughts

Just the book I was waiting for! Dirty Angels by Karina Halle is 100% exciting. I had such a fabulous time reading about the mexican cartel and their torturous ways, and I even loved the really fantastic twisted lovestory.

Yes, there were alot of things that would definitely disturb many readers ( such as the brutal torture, all the blood, language, etc…) but let´s be honest here for a moment: You cannot take a mexican drug lord serious if he wears a a mint colored suit and acts like Mother Theresa. I´m not friends with any drug lords from the mexican cartel ( not that I know of ) but I´m sure they´re supposed to be THE most feared people alive ( them and the Russian Mafia ). The author did a splendid job in making me never want to visit Mexico ever again. Lol

There was a lot of detail in this book (which I appreciated). No matter if it was the scenery, the characters, the torture….the vivid images were there. Some were fabulous and some were utterly gruesome. I just loved it.

Characters:

Javier ( hero ) was one cool SOB. I swear…even if he wasn´t displayed as the most beautiful male alive, he was sexy as hell. The way he treated Luisa was twisted but oh soooo good. * sigh *

Luisa ( heroine ) was a tough cookie. Unbelievable things happened to her, yet she was still determined to fight. Her life starts off shitty then turns into hell. Could Luisa´s life get any worse? Of course. And that´s what happened.

I don´t want to give anything away from the story because it´s really worth the read.

If you´re into captivating, brutal, twisted, bloody, abusive, dark lovestories, then you´ll love this one.

The Divas are giving Dirty Angels, by Karina Halle, 5 out of 5 champagne glasses.

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Her Twisted Pleasures – Amelia James

Her Twisted Pleasures

Book Description

 

His hand came off my neck, and he wrapped his arms around me, crushing me against him. I grabbed his hair and forced his mouth to mine, feeding the darkness possessing us…. Submission, yes! Not giving up control but having it taken from me. This… this was why I needed Alex. Will was too nice; he would never abuse me like this. But Alex…mmm…Alex had no such qualms. “What have you done to me?”

Talia indulges her sexual pleasures, turning her life into a twisted mess. Sleeping with Alex is dangerous and reckless. She craves that excitement. Loving Will is comforting and safe. She needs that stability. Why can’t she get everything she wants from one man? 

Will has everything under control. Watching his girlfriend flirt with his best friend fuels his lust for her. He loves Talia; he trusts Alex. It’s all good as long as he makes the rules. 

Alex doesn’t give a damn about rules. He knows how to play with fire without getting burned. It’s just sex with Talia. No emotions means no attachments. That’s one rule he won’t break.

Sometimes dirty little secrets are more dirty than secret…

 

 

 

Divas Thoughts

 

Okay….let´s keep this review short.

I didn´t like this book.

Don´t get me wrong. There was more than enough potential here to make this book a spectacular read. There just wasn´t enough emotions that are necessary to make a love triangle great or even good. No angst, no remorse, no guilt, no passion, no nothing. Which was sad because I had my hopes set up high after reading so many 5* reviews for Her Twisted Pleasures. I was supposed to read about sex and about a screwed up love interest. It was screwed up alright. Some readers might get a kick out of all the sex ( and this book has plenty of it ), but in the long run….a plot is what makes a book worth the read. If that´s missing ( like in this case ) then the story will make you forrow your brows more than often. And that´s what I did. I kept trying to understand the beginning, the middle part, and the end. The beginning was okay. It didn´t blow my mind but it kept me reading. The middle part is where an actual plot pops up but that vanishes in the end. Nothing fits together. It all made no sense to me. I didn´t see the BDSM, nor did I feel the romance that was supposed to be in this book. I have a wild imagination, but no matter how far I stretched it…I didn´t see any submission or dominace.

 

The ending was….well, if I hadn´t known that I only had 10% left then I would have DNFed this book. So…I read it to the bitter end, feeling 100% unsatisfied.

 

Would I recommend this book?

For readers who enjoy sex, sex, and more sex with no emotions attached: yes.

 

Would I re- read this book?

No.

The Divas are giving Her Twisted Pleasures 2 out of 5 champagne glasses.

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Taint – S. L. Jennings

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Book Description

 

Right now, you’re probably asking yourself two things:
Who am I?
And, what the hell are you doing here? 

Let’s start with the most obvious question, shall we? 

You’re here, ladies, because you can’t f*ck.

Oh, stop it. Don’t cringe. No one under the age of 80 clutches their pearls. 
You might as well get used to it, because for the next six weeks, you’re going to hear that word a lot. And you’re going to say it a lot. 
Go ahead, try it out on your tongue. 
F*ck. F***ck.

Ok, good. Now where were we?

If you enrolled yourself in this program then you are wholly aware that you’re a lousy lay. Good for you. Admitting it is half the battle.

For those of you that have been sent here by your husband or significant other, dry your tears and get over it. You’ve been given a gift, ladies. The gift of mind-blowing, wall-climbing, multiple-orgasm-inducing sex. You have the opportunity to f*ck like a porn star. And I guarantee, you will when I’m done with you.

And who am I?

Well, for the next six weeks, I will be your lover, your teacher, your best friend, and your worst enemy. Your every-f*cking-thing. I’m the one who is going to save your relationship and your sex life.

I am Justice Drake. 
And I turn housewives into whores. 

Now…who’s first?

Divas Thoughts

I found this book while looking for a complete different book. The cover and title didn´t interest me much but I still forced myself to at least read the description. I´m glad I did. I thought this book rocked. I had such a fab time reading Taint by S. L. Jennings.

One thing I totally loved was that the story was told from Justice´s POV. I always love when an author writes from a male´s perspective.

Justice….WOW. What a guy. His whole character was a piece of AWESOMEness. From his looks to his vocabulary to his thinking….it was all just fabulous! And not to mention he had the best job on this planet! I mean, how often do you meet a guy who´s practically a sex teacher for rich couples? No, scratch that; who´s a sex teacher for women who bore their rich husbands!

Ally ( the heroine ),…well, I enjoyed her character. She wasn´t one of my all time favorite book characters, but still good enough for me to like. Ally was sent to one of Justices classes by her own cheating husband to be a better wife ( in the sex department ) Uuu – huh. Well, that doesn´t speak volumes for her husbands character if she gets sent away to learn how to fuck * cough cough* sorry. Still, she was witty and fun and definitely learned how to please at least someone.

The sex in this book didn´t blow my mind but it was good enough to keep me reading. Also, I expected alot more sex. That, obviously wasn´t the case. There were some hot as hell scenes and then there were those moments when I couldn´t feel the passion / hotness that was supposed to be there. And that´s totally fine. I prefer not to stay horny while reading a 242 page book ( if there´s a reason to be horny)

And that´s where I explain my 4 instead of 5 out of 5 rating:

I thought the story was too short. I would have loved to read more.

Now to the emotional department: In my opinion…I thought there wasn´t much depth to the characters. Yeah, each character had their own package of hell to carry on their shoulders…I get that. I just didn´t feel any of it. Which isn´t always a bad thing. The story was still great. Taint was pure entertainment for me.

All in all I thought it was a great, catchy, well written read and I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good romance.

Would I re-read this book?

Sure.

The Divas are giving Taint by S. L. Jennings 4 out of 5 champagne glasses

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This book can be purchased on Amazon.com

 

Underestimated Too ( Underestimated #2) – Jettie Woodruff

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Book Description

WARNING. This book contains: explicit sex scenes (some forced, some not), intense situations not meant for the faint of heart, abuse, adult language and content.

Money is not the most important thing in the world; love is – so they say anyway. Fortunately, Drew loves money. He wasn’t capable of loving anything else. The more money he made, the more he needed to make. Always chasing a deal, that was the most important thing in the world to him. 

You rode Morgan’s side of the tracks. Now ride Drew’s. You know the things she went through, things nobody should go through. Is Drew sorry for his part in that? Probably not. He’s not sure things would have turned out the way they did had he been the cute little husband the critics expected him to be. He did do things that hurt her and regretted a lot of his choices, but he tortured himself, wanting to do them still. 

You think you know Drew? You don’t know squat. You know what his wife has told you. She couldn’t tell you more than that, she doesn’t know that part of Drew. You want a sappy cliché romance? Move on, this isn’t the story for you. You want all the gruesome details? Stick around, and then you can judge Drew.

Divas Thoughts

When I found out Jettie Woodruff was about to publish Underestimated Too, I admit I was excited and totally frightened. Underestimated ( book #1) was beyond a perfect read ( for me at least ) so I wasn´t so sure what would happen in book #2.

Well, I had all kinds of stuff running through my mind. Will the author do a 1:1 copy just in the hero´s POV? Or will she add a few things to the previous story? WHAT THE HELL WAS GOING TO HAPPEN!!?? Please understand that I am not a huge fan of his and her POV´s. I´ve reached way to many times in a shit hole when wanting to read both characters perspectives.

Three words come to my mind after reading this book. HOLY FUCKING HELL! If the author wouldn´t have a life of her own and I wouldn´t be planning to plant an apple tree next week in my garden for my kids….I would hunt that author down and give her a big fat hug! I loved Underestimated Too. If I could give that book more than 5 out of 5 champagne glasses I would.

Everything that happened in book #1 was tough enough, but reading about how the characters relationship continued was AWESOME! The authors ability to shock the crap out of you is so cool. Never would I have thought Drew and Morgan´s story would go in THAT direction…( haha…now you´re wondering what happened, aren´t you? :-))

The story shows the couple who live a somewhat normal life if it weren´t for Drew´s screwed up ways. The abuse continues but Morgan stays with him!!! Can you believe it? I couldn´t! I would have packed my undies and kids and left! He was still the professional who loved his wife and his son, but the outbursts he had were getting worse, not to mention the reasons for his outbursts. GOD….he would flip for the stupidest reasons. I feared for Morgans life throughout the whole story.

What really happens in this book? Do they get professional help? Does their relationship stand a chance? Can Morgan handle Drew and his dark secrets?

I couldn´t handle his bundle of screwed-up-ness. I mean…it´s a miracle the guy didn´t shoot himself after what he went through. I felt sorry for him one minute, and then a few pages later I wanted to kill him myself. The truth that was revealed evoked all kinds of ugly emotions in me. I loved the bastard…and I hated him. It was frustrating. But in a good way.

What´s kind of interesting is that some parts ( if not all ) in this book come pretty close to reality. That´s a creepy just thinking about that. And I believe Jettie Woodruff did a fantastic job in writing about another taboo-ish subject and make a lovestory out of it.

The end was more than I could have asked for. I was 100% satisfied with the way things ended. I can die a happy person right now..:-)

It was a nasty, dark, painful, torturous, delightful rollercoaster ride! I am so happy and honored to have this book on my bookshelf! A total MUST READ for anyone who loves non-cliché lovestories!

 

The Divas are giving Underestimated Too 5 out of 5 champagne glasses

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It Ain´t Me, Babe ( Hades Hangmen #1 ) Tillie Cole

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Book Description

Sinning never felt so good…

A fortuitous encounter.

A meeting that should never have happened.

Many years ago, two children from completely different worlds forged a connection, a fateful connection, an unbreakable bond that would change their lives forever…

Salome knows only one way to live—under Prophet David’s rule. In the commune she calls home, Salome knows nothing of life beyond her strict faith, nor of life beyond the Fence—the fence that cages her, keeps her trapped in an endless cycle of misery. A life she believes she is destined to always lead, until a horrific event sets her free.

Fleeing the absolute safety of all she has ever known, Salome is thrust into the world outside, a frightening world full of uncertainty and sin; into the protective arms of a person she believed she would never see again.

River ‘Styx’ Nash knows one thing for certain in life—he was born and bred to wear a cut. Raised in a turbulent world of sex, Harleys, and drugs, Styx, unexpectedly has the heavy burden of the Hades Hangmen gavel thrust upon him, and all at the ripe old age of twenty-six—much to his rivals’ delight.

Haunted by a crushing speech impediment, Styx quickly learns to deal with his haters. Powerful fists, an iron jaw and the skillful use of his treasured German blade has earned him a fearsome reputation as a man not to be messed with in the shadowy world of outlaw MC’s. A reputation that successfully keeps most people far, far away.

Styx has one rule in life—never let anyone get too close. It’s a plan that he has stuck to for years, that is, until a young woman is found injured on his lot… a woman who looks uncannily familiar, a woman who clearly does not belong in his world, yet a woman he feels reluctant to let go…

Contemporary Romance/New Adult Novel.

WARNING: Contains sexual situations, violence, taboo subjects, offensive language and mature topics. Recommended for age 18 years and up*

Divas Thoughts

Once upon a time…there was a fence.

It´s hard to tell what I loved most about this book because there were alot of things I really enjoyed. Unfortunately…..there were also the things I could have done without.

The idea of colliding 2 different worlds with one another is fantastic. I loved to read about the bad-ass, brutal MC´s and the passionate nutcases from a cult. That was exciting to no end!

I also enjoyed the lovestory between Styx and Mae. It wasn´t unique but it fit the story well.

The whole „ I´m gonna beat the shit out of you and kill your sorry ass“ theme was realistic. In my opinion…..I thought the author did her homework more than well ( as she very well explained that in the author´s note) Same goes for the cult side. Very extreme and scary. The author shows a reader what these extreme believers are capable of.

The fact that the author used Greek Mythology was also grand! The hero´s name, the MC´s name, and the lovestory was all connected with Hades and Persephone. Styx / River was named after one of the rivers from Hades….and the biker club was called Hades Hangmen. So, another, complete different world added to the story. The bikers even lived out a ritual from the old Greek days ( putting 2 coins on a dead bodies eyes to pay the ferry on their way to Hades..)

Now to the characters:

Styx/ River was as tough as they come. He was the President of the Hades Hangmen. A sexy as sin young guy who was feared by his enemies and adored by the „ bitches“. I enjoyed his character alot but I couldn´t picture him as he was described. He was possessive and he had a kind side to him….but the sexiness was more in the background for me than all the events. ANYWAYS….what made his character more interesting for me was his disability. No fucked-up- ness. He was as normal as a biker can be….:-)

Salome….or Mae was the complete opposite of Styx and his world of bikers. She was innocent, kind, and quite dull * laughing* I´d like to refer to her as a beautiful abused chruch mouse. The place where she came from was creepy as shit and I was sooooo rooting for her to find out about the real world.

The only…..yes, ONLY thing I disliked about this book was the word „ bitch“. I´m usually a huge fan of using that word ( and many other cuss words, for that matter) myself, but seriously: Bitch was used as a term of endearment. I get the biker language and all…it was just alot of BITCH for one book. „ Bitch gone“, „ Bitch died“, „ Where´s my bitch?“….

NOTE: That was not the original Dialogue

The love Triangle, the fear, all the blood, the murder, the sex….it was all exciting and I just cannot wait to get my hands on the next installment of the series!

My favorite character from the book would absolutely be the fucked up Flame. Dangerous as hell and I´m totally eager to find out what he has to offer!

Have I mentioned the cover? Loved it! And the Title? Now….I´ve been singing It Ain´t Me, Babe from Johnny Cash for hours ( I know the song isn´t from Johnny Cash, but I loved his version much better) and I will forever connect that book with the song…or the other way around!

The Divas are giving It Ain´t Me, Babe by Tillie Cole 4 out of 5 champagne glasses

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Blissful Surrender – BJ Harvey ** REVIEW ** for Blog Tour

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Blissful

Surrender

(Bliss
Series #3)

*Book
Description*

This
is a story of Sean Miller, a dom that will have your panties diving
for cover with an eyebrow quirk. That will have even the strongest
woman dropping to their knees in submission with a piercing stare,
and Samantha Richards, a female cop who’s tough, seemingly
impenetrable shell is strong enough to resist everyone except the one
man it was build up to protect her against. 

**Disclaimer
– If you thought the first two Bliss books were hot, you ain’t
seen nothing yet. Creative use of handcuffs, batons, a club scene you
have to read to believe, and a tough as nails dominant who is
blindsided when the one woman strong enough to disarm him threatens
his resolve not to let his past dictate his future.**

Like
the other books in the Bliss series, this book can be read as a stand
alone. There are common characters in the books but it is not
necessary to read the first two books in the series to read this one.

Blissful Surrender

*Divas
Thoughts*

Let´s
make this short and painless:

I
thought this book was cool, totally hot, and absolutely worth having
in my sacret golden bookshelf! The cover alone should receive the
highest rating ( gotta love simplictity 🙂 )

The
million Dollar question is:

What
would you do if you see your ex after 10 years again?

Blissful
Surrender ( #3 Bliss Series ) started out catchy and stayed that way
until the bitter end. The author had the ability to make me ( as a
reader ) sit in an upright position for hours and stay that way until
the story was over. Her choice for using a Dom in a non-classical way
made this story refreshing as ever and I totally enjoyed reading
about a Hero who loved to dominate and act like a normal human being
at the same time ( I so SOOOO loved Sean…* sigh* ) The author more
or less shows a reader that any rules are allowed as to how dominant
a Dom can be. The fact that Sean loved to dominate in the bedroom but
still let Samantha /Sam ( Heroine ) stay herself and let her be foul
mouthed and all, made him a 100% loveable Dom. In my opinion….every
woman needs a Sean. He was respectful, he had a way with words, and
he definitely knew which buttons to push when it came to women…when
it came to Sam.

Sam´s
character was just as loveable. She was a strong headed, independent
women who made a huge mistake in her younger years. That mistake
robbed her some fantastic years with the man she loved. During the 10
year period of loneliness ( okay….she had a bed-friend ), she never
found what she once had…..a relationship like the one she used to
have with Sean. Thank God that woman never complained or felt sorry
for herself. I reall appreciated that she was straight forward and
uncomplicated.

Ooooh,
this story is good! I loved that there dual POV´s and I loved
how easy this book was to read. The writing was also flawless which
made this book even more enjoyable.

The
only thing I can complain about is Sean´s brother. I wish the
author had mentioned him a bit more since his character had so much
to offer. He is mentioned in the book and he definitely plays a solid
role in the story, but I felt that he was cut short.

Besides
that…..the story was great, the sex was beyond acceptable (
naah….it was smokin´ HOT, damn it! Like….stick your head in
the fridge for a few seconds HOT) ….uuugh..where was I? OH
YES! And all the sub characters were fab. 🙂

Even
though this book belongs to a series ( which I haven´t read,
yet ) Blissful Surrender can easily be read as a stand-alone.

I
can´t wait to read the other books now!

Would
I recommend this book?

ABSOLUTELY!

Would
I re-read this book?

YES!

The
Divas are giving Blissful Surrender ( Bliss Series #3 ) by BJ Harvey
4 out of 5 champagne glasses

Blissful Surrender Links

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18492788-blissful-surrender

Amazon US – www.amazon.com/dp/B00K3IQCQK
Amazon UK – www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00K3IQCQK
B&N – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/2940149464906
Kobo – http://tinyurl.com/blissfulsurrenderkobo
ibooks – https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id873535330

Temporary Bliss Links

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17670591-temporary-bliss

Amazon US – http://amzn.com/B00EUBGT7I

Amazon UK – http://amzn.co.uk/B00EUBGT7I
B&N – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/temporary-bliss-bj-harvey/1116813226?ean=2940148807469&itm=1&usri=2940148807469

iBooks – https://itunes.apple.com/book/temporary-bliss/id698083752?mt=11&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

True Bliss Links

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18468630-true-bliss

Amazon US – http://amzn.com/B00GVMHH7U

Amazon UK – http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00GVMHH7U

B&N – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/true-bliss-bj-harvey/1117495872?ean=2940148878216&itm=1&usri=2940148878216

iBooks – https://itunes.apple.com/au/book/true-bliss/id764901603?mt=11&uo=4&at=11lwtN

 

Monster In His Eyes ( Monster In His Eyes #1) – J. M. Darhower

monster in his eyes

 

Book Description

 

Ignazio Vitale is not a good man.

I suspect it, the first time I see him, sense the air of danger that surrounds the man. He has a way of commanding attention, of taking control, of knowing what I’m thinking before I even do.

It’s alarming and alluring. It’s dark and deadly. It’s everything I’ve ever wanted but the last thing I truly need. Obsession.

It doesn’t take him long to draw me into his web, charming me into his bed and trapping me in his life, a life I know nothing about until it’s too late. He has secrets, secrets I can’t fathom, secrets that make it so I can’t walk away, no matter how much I beg him to let me go. I see it sometimes in his eyes, a darkness that’s both terrifying and thrilling. He’s a monster, wrapped up in a pretty package, and what I find when I unmask him changes everything.

I want to hate him.

Sometimes, I do.

But it doesn’t stop me from loving him, too.

Divas Thoughts

Jesus, Mary & Joseph! What the…? How the hell..? Where did this book come from? And why in God´s name were we staring at the cover for nearly a week, having doubts about this book?

There are times where we would like to kick ourselves just because we feel we have too. NOW is that time.

This, dear followers / friends, is another wonderful mind screwing novel! No shit. We admit…we haven´t read anything from this author before. And we have another reason to give ourselves a good kick in the ass. The writing style was impeccable and the story was dark, dangerous, and captivating. There was hardly a moment we hoped nothing terrible would happen.

That´s just it! You don´t wait for the big surprise in this book, you hope to God that there isn´t a surprise at all because you want these characters to survive. But survive what?

We´d say this book is semi predictable because a reader knows something will happen from the very beginning. Something that might change the characters feelings, or even their relationship. You can´t really put your finger on it, but you definitely don´t want it or anything to happen…

Karissa Reed is a normal 18 year old college student who lives off of Ramen soup. One day after one of Karissas classes she notices her missing phone and goes back to get it. Right there in the classroom was a man who would change her life forever.

Naz ( Ignazio Vitale ) was a man who had it all ( + some more ). He was handsome as hell and had a frightening attitude to compliment his features. In short: Beneath the pretty shell was something dark.

Funny thing was….through out the complete book a reader gets the good side of Naz. He treats Karissa with so much respect and love, showering her with everything she would ask for. His purpose in life was to make sure Karissa was happy in every way possible. Karissa on the other hand just wanted Naz. * sigh *

Until the moment came…….

The dialogue in this book was kept simple and yet very interesting. There was no beating-around-the-bush. No trying to sugar coat anything. There was no hiding. NADA. Well….not that Karissa was aware of…:-)

We loved how this book had a steady pace and how it kept us guessing when the big BANG would happen.

And the sex…..dear God…..let there be a freezer good enough to cool us down!

This book will shock you in the best way ever. You will be left speechless and you will sure as hell suffer from an awful book-hangover.

We need the second book. There is no other way we can find happiness until we know what will happen to Karissa! So frustrating! We hate it when we have to wait. 

We wish there were more books out there like this one. Monster In His Eyes is a 100% dark suspence romance that will screw with your emotions.

The Divas are giving Monster In His Eyes by J. M. Darhower 5 out of 5 champagne glasses

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