Chance Encounters

Chance EncountersChance Encounters by J. Sterling
My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars

I am really torn as to how to rate this book. 4 stars for the idea, I think this story had a lot of potential. I liked the idea of a girl who thinks she has everything she wants until she meets a stranger who she just can’t get out of her mind. However I really have to say the execution of the story was more 2 stars. So I will give it 2.5!

I am a huge fan of J. Sterling’s bookThe Perfect Game, I absolutely loved it. So I was anxious to read more of her works. Unfortunately Chance Encounters did not impress me as much as I had hoped. Other than a few memorable lines and quotes from the MC’s best friend Bailey I really didn’t like the writing.

I am a huge fan of love triangles but this one did nothing for me. It was a bit predictable and not totally believable. I wish I could have liked the characters more but I just could not connect to them.

Having said all that I am glad I read The Perfect Game first or I am afraid I would never have picked it up after reading this one. I think this author is extremely talented I just don’t think this is her best work.

Once A Brat

Once a BratOnce a Brat by Kim Dare
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I am not a huge fan of BDSM but I have to admit I thought this one was (I can’t believe I am going to use this word to describe it) cute.

Bret is 20 and new to the whole D/s lifestyle. He knows he is a sub although he is not your typical sub and knows he will never be. All he wants is to belong to Dom Marcus and so he pursues him to the point of stalking him at the club.

Marcus can’t seem to get rid of the boy who insists on following him everywhere at the club. He and his friends have begun to see the kid is not only a stalker but a bit of a brat. After a while Marcus can’t take it any more and realizes avoiding the boy is no longer working so he decides that he will do a scene with him and hopefully then this infatuation will end.

After Marcus begins to know Bret he realizes that Bret is definitely not your typical sub, he’s mouthy and questions everything yet he is eager to please Marcus and extremely enthusiastic. Marcus begins to like this about Bret and that makes him want to continue seeing him. The only problem is that Bret has made it clear that he wants even more from Marcus and Marcus doesn’t know if he is ready for that.

Bret made me laugh through quite a bit of this book which is really what had me determined to finish the story. I loved the fact that while he so willingly submitted to Marcus he never allowed himself to do anything he didn’t truly enjoy or be anything other than what he was. He always had some funny observation or retort and he was extremely honest which made him very endearing.

Marcus was different as well in the fact that he truly appreciated Bret, even when others thought that Bret was being a Brat or not behaving in his role perfectly, Marcus liked that Bret was real.

This quick and funny read is great for when you want a light yet still kinky read. This was my first Kim Dare book but I definitely will check out some of her other stories in the near future.

The New Elizabeth Reyes!


Hector by Elizabeth Reyes
My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars

Womanizer—check.
Cocky—check.
Dangerous—checkmate.

Staying away from him was indisputably the sensible thing to do. The problem? She wasn’t just drawn to him; she was utterly mesmerized…

Charlotte Brennan is no stranger to heartache and mortification. Her past is full of both. So when amazing and incredibly intense Hector Ayala, literally jumps into Charlee’s life, her walls are immediately up. Letting her guard down and sharing her past and deepest secret is not happening. Charlee is not looking to get her heart crushed once again. However, her willpower proves to be no match for Hector’s mesmerizing pull.

Guilt is a profound emotion to deal with and no one knows this better than Hector. So when he gets the chance to make up for a past indiscretion that’s been gnawing away at him for months, he takes it. Doing so means he’ll also have to pass up pursuing Charlee, the only girl he’s ever been so fascinated by. But his inability to explain why they could never be has him dealing with a new kind of
guilt—the guilt of knowing he is unwillingly breaking her heart. (From Goodreads).


2.5 Stars!(Oh how I hate to see that!)

Ok first let me start by saying that I am a huge fan of Elizabeth Reyes, she is one of my favorite authors in this particular genre. I have enjoyed all of her books, absolutely loved the Moreno Brothers series as well as the first two books in this series. Having said that I have to admit that this one was a bit of a disappointment.

I love the character of Hector but I think I would have liked to have had Abel’s story first, it would allow for Hector to grow up a bit more. Of course with the glimpses we get of Abel in this story I am even more intrigued with his potential storyline. I also would have liked to see some more of the other 5th street boys, there just wasn’t enough of Noah, Gio, Abel or Felix.

My biggest problem with this story really was the fact that it was way too drawn out, I’m not a huge fan of a romance that doesn’t really get off the ground until almost the end of the book. By 60% I was seriously considering putting it down and not finishing it. I liked Hectors character, Charlee’s character was okay but the fact that it took them so long to sort their crap and get together was exhausting.

I needed more. I truly hope that Abel’s book does not do this same thing. I am still a huge fan of the series and am looking forward to the next book.

Bike’s and Hot Men…Yum!

There are always those books out there that take you completely by surprise, you never thought it would be something you would enjoy however you find yourself happy that you took the chance on it.  I can honestly say that is exactly what happened when I read Joanna Wylde’s latest, Reaper’s Property.  Super Alpha Males, Bikers, steamy sex and danger, what more could you want?

Reaper’s Property by Joanna Wylde ★★★★

Marie doesn’t need a complication like Horse. The massive, tattooed, badass biker who shows up at her brother’s house one afternoon doesn’t agree. He wants Marie on his bike and in his bed. Now.

Marie has just left her abusive cheating husband and is forced to move in to her mother’s trailer with her pot smoking brother.   The last thing she expects is to find out her brother is working for Reaper’s Motorcycle Club.  Not knowing much about biker’s and their world she is completely overwhelmed when she finds herself inexplicably drawn to the biggest and baddest one she’s ever seen, of course he has a name like Horse.  What’s worse is the fact that Horse seems to have set his sights on her as well and that’s more than a little scary.

When Horse makes it clear to her that he wants her to be his “Property” Marie can’t get away from him fast enough.  She is no one’s
property and will not be part of some sexist group of scary, violent, beer drinking criminals, no matter how much she wants Horse.
Horse may be used to the fact that when he wants something,  he takes  it but Marie doesn’t live in his world and will not make it easy for him.

When Marie’s brother steals from the club Horse see’s an opportunity. Marie can save him by giving Horse what he wants, her available in his bed or anywhere else he wants whenever he wants.  One way or another she will be his property, whether it’s as his play thing or his “Old Lady”.  If she doesn’t want to be on the back of his bike at least he will make sure she is in his bed.

Between Marie’s ignorance to the MC world, her brother’s stupidity and greed and the way Horse makes her want him even if it goes against everything she has always believed, Marie’s who life is turned upside down.  She will have to realize that she is playing by a whole different set of rules than Horse and even her brother.  So now who is she going to trust?

Bikes and Hot Men...Yum!

Bikes and Hot Men…Yum!

Quick Thoughts On Latest Reads!

Hairy Harry's Car SeatHairy Harry’s Car Seat by Sue Brown
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Quick and Easy read. Sweet Romance. I loved the story of two lonely people who fall into an easy friendship that soon grows to be more.


Plan BPlan B by S.J.D. Peterson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I have to admit although I really enjoyed this story it was hard for me to totally connect with Danny. I actually found myself really loving Lance even from the start and then growing to like Danny. With that said I still really liked the book!


Where Nerves End (Tucker Springs, #1)Where Nerves End by L.A. Witt
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Second Hand (Tucker Springs, #2)Second Hand by Marie Sexton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Dirty Laundry (Tucker Springs, #3)Dirty Laundry by Heidi Cullinan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I really like this series and can’t wait for the rest of the books to follow. The 2nd book Second Hand was probably my favorite of the three followed by the 1st then the 3rd(not a huge fan of BDSM). El and Paul are a great couple, I really love the GFY/OFY element as well as the look at El who could be so snarky and cynical yet so soft and romantic with Paul. A wonderful series by great authors!

Metamorphosis


Scarlett MacGregor has lived a very sheltered life courtesy of her over-the-top controlling parents. Having never been to a co-ed party, much less on a date, Scarlett has relied on her books, her music, and living vicariously through her best friend Evie to keep her sanity as she’s patiently awaited her freedom from their rule.

When Scarlett and Evie go away to college, Scarlett quickly meets Ashton, Dylan, and later, Mason, and is thrown into a crash course of like, love, and lust. With Evie’s help, she must figure out the difference in the three and which one she wants before she ends up without any of them.

Metamorphosis is the story of Scarlett’s transformation from a young, naive girl to a strong, mature young woman and her search for self-discovery and true love.


MetamorphosisMetamorphosis by Erin Noelle

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I can’t decide between 3 and 3.5 Stars. While there were many parts of this book that I liked there were just as many that I didn’t. I actually found myself skimming some of the pages in hopes to getting to something more gripping.

I have to say the second have of the book was definitely better than the first and by the last quarter I was completely hooked. That last 25% is what made the whole book worth it for me. I loved the ending even though I would have been just as happy without the Epilogue at the end.