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I’m an avid reader, who started writing little notes about the books I read and kept them organized on a spreadsheet to help me remember the stories. Several years ago I started to share this spreadsheet with a yahoo group for Lora Leigh. I was surprised so many folks enjoyed my commentary and encouraged me to continue month after month. Then I found Goodreads, and imported all my reviews and notes there. My profile at Goodreads is

I hope you will enjoy my reviews and follow my blog, I suspect from time to time I may post on topics I feel strongly about, but this is mostly all about the stories.

Five star rating system for books.

  • 5 – Loved it, would highly recommend
  • 4 – I liked it, a good read
  • 3 – Okay read
  • 2 – Didn’t care for the story, may have significant editing problems or story issues
  • 1 – Did not like at all

Five star rating system for heat level

  • 5 – Heat level is high, extremely detailed, adults only
  • 4 – Sensual, steamy, some things are left to the imagination
  • 3 – There’s intimacy but the details are glossed over, minimal details
  • 2 – Very little details, there may be intimacy but it’s either not discussed or glossed over
  • 1 – No sexual encounters, or nothing more than light affection

Genres I read: Romance, Historical, Urban Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Erotica, LGBT, Dark Romance, Military/Spy, Suspense, Thriller, Action Adventures, Western Romance

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Daddy Wolf’s Little Captive by B.E. Kelly

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Story 4 of 5 stars

Heat – 5 of 5 stars

Series – Silver Wolf Shifters, Perdition MC

Main characters – Colt, Nomad, Lilith

Lilith is a fox shifter, who helped take care of her sister after her parents died. When they go out to a nigh club for night of fun it ends with them drugged and kidnapped to be sold as sex slaves.

Colt and Nomad are FBI agents, members of the Perdition MC and wolf shifters. They were suppose to deliver Lilith as part of their undercover work and ended up rescuing her and keeping her for themselves.

This is a high speed romance, with a side of danger, the nastiness of human traffickers and steamy ménage. I enjoyed most of the story but I have thing for details and those little nigglies and a few editing issues kept pulling me out of the story. Enjoyable read if you don’t look to closely at the details.

I received a free copy of this book and I’m voluntarily leaving a review. If you like my reviews I hope you will follow my blog.

In His Arms by Joey W. Hill

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Story 5 of 5 stars

Heat 5 of 5 stars

Series – Nature of Desire

Main characters – Rorik ‘Rory’ Wilder, Daralyn Moss

I just finished reading ‘In His Arms’ and I’m trying to find the right words to convey how wonderful this book is and how grateful I am to get to spend time in another one of Joey W. Hill’s amazing worlds. From the first chapter I felt myself pulled in and hating reading the last page knowing I had to leave and try to find the right words to share with others.

Daralyn Moss was abused and traumatized by her father and his half-brother since she four until Elaine Wilder realized something was wrong and rescued her. The Wilder family took her into their home at fifteen and she has become part of their family while she healed.

Rorik ‘Rory’ Andrew Wilder was a high school football star until a tractor accident put him in a wheelchair for the rest of his life. He’s gone through a lot of emotional struggles learning to deal with his new reality. He’s loved Daralyn for a long time. When a kiss under the mistletoe at Christmas makes them both more aware, he still holds off acting on it until he sees she desires and needs him too. He questions himself and his motives and even his ability to give her all she needs, not only because he’s in a wheelchair but whether being her dominant is best for her.

Rory is a natural dominant and Daralyn is a natural submissive, their path to self discovery with each other and their obvious love while they learned and grew together touched my heart.

With the help of her doctor, Rory and his family, Daralyn bloom’s from a terrified, abused woman to a woman who can face the world again. Rory learns to believe in himself and trust he is the right man for her. The road wasn’t always smooth and they stumbled but they had each other to catch them before they fell to far. Watching these two grow in their own ways, learning to believe in themselves and finding their own strengths was so inspirational. Rory realizing he’s a dominant and learning how to properly care for his beautiful submissive Daralyn and their shared exploration was brilliantly done.

Hill shines a light on having a relationship and living life in a wheelchair, the challenges they face and the amazing successes, she seamlessly blends these things so well into the story, I felt like I could feel everything going on in Rory’s head. The successes and the mistakes, the emotional traumas, the setbacks and the victories and the love and support, it’s all there to pull your heartstrings.

Thank you Joey W. Hill for another amazing story, a must read in my opinion.

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About Joey W. Hill

Joey W. Hill writes about vampires, mermaids, boardroom executives, cops, witches, angels, simple housemaids . . . pretty much wherever inspiration takes her. She’s penned over forty acclaimed titles and six award-winning series, and been awarded the RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award for Erotica. But she’s especially proud and humbled to have won the support and enthusiasm of a wonderful, widely diverse readership.

So why erotic romance? “Writing great erotic romance is all about exploring the true face of who we are – the best and worst – which typically comes out in the most vulnerable moments of sexual intimacy.” She has earned a reputation for writing BDSM romance that not only wins her fans of that genre, but readers who would “never” read BDSM romance. She believes that’s because strong, compelling characters are the most important part of her books.

“Whatever genre you’re writing, if the characters are captivating and sympathetic, the readers are going to want to see what happens to them. That was the defining element of the romances I loved most and which shaped my own writing. Bringing characters together who have numerous emotional obstacles standing in their way, watching them reach a soul-deep understanding of one another through the expression of their darkest sexual needs, and then growing from that understanding into love – that’s the kind of story I love to write.”

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Royally F**ked by Elle Boon

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Story 4 of 5 stars

Heat – 5 of 5 stars

Series – Royal Bastards MC, Santa Clarita, CA, Royal Bastards MC Second Run

Main characters – Cosmos Luciano, Dai-Tai

Dai-Tai was sold by her family to the government and was slated to be cut up as an organ donor until an American doctor helped her escape to America, where he sold her to be used at the whims of whomever bought her.

Cosmos Luciano’s father was a crime boss and a sick pedophile that shared his one with other members of a secret pedophile group. He was abused and raped until the day he killed one of his abusers and then killed his father. He’s systemically hunted down and killed everyone in the ring and is part of an MC that has a similar mission.

This book is not always an easy read as it deals with human trafficking and sexual abuse. It doesn’t shy away from trauma these two endured and the way Cosmos helped Dai-Tai was deeply touching as he knew what she needed to feel safe again.

Sweet, hot and brutal MC read.

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Alpha Bitch by Sylvia Woods

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Story 5 of 5 stars

Heat 4 of 5 stars

Series – Lycan Tales Trilogy

Main Characters – Aaron Peterson, Mathilda Guevera Antrim, Becker Ericksson, Matthias Schuller

This series just gets better. If you haven’t read the first I highly recommend it to be caught up when you start this book.

Mathilda Guevera is thrust into a role she never expected, but she’s determined to succeed to protect the man she loves, Aaron Peterson and help her pack. She doesn’t do it alone and while we get to immersed in the politics and battles to keep everyone safe and keep the bad guys at bay, her head of security Becker Ericksson must face his former pack leader Mattias Schuller.

I loved the second chance romance between Becker and Matthias, even if the Lycans consider their relationship taboo.

Loved it, did not want to put it down.

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Hard Limits (The Girl Power Romance Collection) by K.L. Ramsey

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Story 4 of 5 stars

Heat 5 of 5 stars

Series – Scarlet Letter

Main Characters – Kane Dawson, Neo Hunt, Skylar Star

Skylar Star lost her husband to cancer five years ago, he left he well cared for and a BDSM club, they enjoyed playing in. She’s finally ready to start living again and it galvanizing two men in her life to make their move.

Kane Dawson has been managing the Scarlet Letter for Skylar since her husband’s death. He’s her best friend, a Dom and he’s wanted and waited for her for the past four years. When it appears she’s going to keep him in the friend zone, he doesn’t handle it well.

Neo Hunt was hired as the assistant manager only a year ago but he’s also fallen in love with his boss and when he gets a chance to play with her he jumps on it. He’s a switch which works perfectly for Sky.

I loved how this story takes us from Skylar’s mourning to her returning back to live her life and exploring being a Switch. Wasn’t a big fan of how Kane handled Skylar but loved how Neo was their to pick up the pieces and ultimately Kane found a way for them all to have what they wanted.

Little nigglies that protection was never discussed or used and a few minor editing issues that may be fixed before release as I received an ARC and I am voluntarily leaving a review.

Fast, sweet, erotic ménage, friends to lovers read.

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