Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Review: Rhyannon Byrd's "The Chase: London Affair Part 2 (London Affair: An International Love Story #2)."


Synopsis:

When American art-history graduate Emmy Reed arrived in London, she was hoping to land her dream job with an exclusive scoop on a famous reclusive artist. Thrown into the path of millionaire playboy Jase Beckett, Emmy found herself agreeing to be his date for a family wedding when she discovered that her sought-after artist was his grandfather.

After a stunning weekend of intense sexual connection, even amidst his family's devious scheming, neither Emmy nor Jase wanted to let go. But both had been burned by a lifetime of family tragedies and, with neither able to say what the other wanted to hear, Emmy returned to San Diego.


Now, realising he's been a fool, Jase follows Emmy, determined to leave the past behind and fight for his future. But will San Diego be far enough away to escape the dark, damaging secrets that surround the Beckett family - especially when the revelations threaten his and Emmy's lives, as well as their relationship?

Review: Jo 

Wow! This series has definitely stepped up a gear with this second instalment. So much happened for Jase and Emmy that I could hardly catch my breath. Sometimes sexy, sometimes thrilling and sometimes heart-stopping. I loved "The Chase." 

"I want the beautiful, stubborn, frustrating,
 fascinating, addictive Emmy Reed in my life and in my bed
 and in my fucking heart."

In this second part I saw Jase and Emmy give their relationship another chance. They had time to get to know one another and work out what they both wanted-which was obviously each other. This part of the series was passionate and steamy as well as seeing a few secrets revealed and a dramatic conclusion that left me desperate for the final book. I'm so glad I waited until these last two books were released because the cliffhanger ending would have killed me! Lol.

"Hold on to me,’ I tell her. ‘Whatever happens, Em, don’t let me go." 

"The Chase" was a brilliant read and gets ❤️❤️❤️❤️ from me.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Release Blitz & Review: Laurelin Paige's "Dirty Filthy Fix: A Fixed Trilogy Novella (Fixed #5.5)".

The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog are pleased to be part of the Release Blitz & Review for Laurelin Paige's "Dirty Filthy Fix: A Fixed Trilogy Novella (Fixed #5.5)". 


Synopsis: 

I like sex. Kinky sex. The kinkier the better.

Every day, it’s all I think about as I serve coffee and hand out business agendas to men who have no idea I’m not the prim proper girl they think I am.

With a day job as the secretary to one of New York’s most powerful men, Hudson Pierce, I have to keep my double life quiet. As long as I do, it’s not a problem.

Enter: Nathan Sinclair. Tall, dark and handsome doesn’t come close to describing how hot he is. And that’s with his clothes on. But after a dirty, filthy rendezvous, I accept that if we ever see each other again, he’ll walk right by my desk on his way to see my boss without recognizing me.

Only, that’s not what happens. Not the first time I see him after the party. Or the next time. Or the time after that. And as much as I try to stop it, my two worlds are crashing into each other, putting my job and my reputation at risk. 

And all I can think about is Nathan Sinclair. 

All I can think about is getting just one more dirty, filthy fix.

Review: Jo 

Woah! This was one red hot read. I have always loved Laurelin Paige's work. Her books have always been the perfect balance of heat and heart and this novella was no exception. "Dirty Filthy Fix" was a book that definitely lived up to it's title. 

"I loved sex. Kinky sex. All kinds of dirty, filthy, kinky sex.
 I like to watch. I like to participate."

This quick read was all about Trish and the gorgeous Nathan. I had previously met Trish in the "Fixed" series but this story gave me the chance to know more about this kinky secretary. Trish seriously loved sex. Any kind of sex that was on offer, She just couldn't resist, especially when it came from Nathan Sinclair.

"My eyes found him, and it felt like finding myself, like finding home."

Nathan shared Trish's dirty fantasies, so as you can imagine their relationship led to some smokin' hot scenes that I loved. With Laurelin Paige, the sex never disappoints. I enjoyed Nathan's part in the story, however as this was written from entirely Trish's POV there were times when I wished I'd known how Nathan was truly feeling about what was happening with Trish.

"I don't want to fly alone for the rest of my life. 
I want to know that there's someone to fly with.
 I want that person to be you." 

The story of Trish and Nathan was a quick, spicy read that finished with an ending that was just about perfect for this kinky couple. 

"Dirty Filthy Fix" gets 4 hearts from me.




Excerpt:

“I’d like a try.” It was the stranger with the green eyes.

Hot damn.

Of course the night would ramp up right when I announced I was leaving. I looked up at him expectantly, but he didn’t approach. I realized he was waiting for my invitation. He was definitely new. Everyone else knew Miss T was one of the most ready and willing participants in the room—to the point where some tried to take advantage of it. I never needed to issue invitations, but I often needed to reinforce boundaries.

“What are you waiting for, then?” I sat up straighter, ignoring Chuck’s grunt of complaint.

The stranger came forward with slow, swaggering steps. When he reached me, he loosened his bowtie a little before lowering himself to one knee at my side. He placed his arm next to mine on the chair, his fingers barely grazing my skin. Goosebumps sprouted up my forearm all the way to my neck, and he hadn’t even bent in to whisper yet.

And then he did. His breath skated over the shell of my ear, and my heart tripped unexpectedly in my chest.

How long had it been since that had happened from just the feel of someone breathing against me?

“I’m going to kiss you one way or another tonight,” he said, low and with such surety a shiver ran down my spine. “It’s your decision whether it’s now or later.”

So. Not just a voyeur then.

He sat back to study my features. My jaw was slack, and I scanned his expression, searching for a hidden motivation. My body tingled from head to toe. I was used to men—strangers—wanting me. I was used to them approaching me. I was used to them telling me how much they desired me.

Why was this man so different?

Maybe it was because those other men always looked everywhere in the room. When their eyes landed on me, I knew I was just one of many options.

This man…

He’d looked around the room. I’d watched him throughout the night. But nothing had interested him. I could tell by the way he was still wearing his jacket, by the way his eyes were only now beginning to dilate as they stared into mine.

He’d studied the room and decided nothing here had interested him but me.

That was definitely not the kink that usually got me off. That was Cinderella-story kind of kink. The fairytale kink with a happy ending was traditional, but a kink all the same—being chased. Being placed on a gilded pedestal. I never wanted to be somebody’s Only One in the Room. I liked having my own space. I liked being able to disappear when I wanted. I liked not having chains or boundaries. I was turning thirty-five soon. I wasn’t a starry-eyed teenager anymore. I knew what I wanted from life and love and relationships and sex. And it wasn’t a pedestal. 







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About Laurelin Paige:

USA Today and New York Times Bestselling Author Laurelin Paige is a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there’s kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn’t seem to complain, however. When she isn’t reading or writing sexy stories, she’s probably singing, watching Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead, or dreaming of Michael Fassbender. She is represented by Rebecca Friedman.





                        


Friday, 17 November 2017

Review: Whitney G's "On a Tuesday (One Week #1)."


Synopsis: 

We met on a Tuesday. 
Became best friends, then lovers, on a Tuesday. 
And everything fell apart on a Tuesday... 

Charlotte Taylor has three automatic strikes in my book: 1) She hates me. She also claims that I'm a "domineering jerk with a huge, overbearing ego." (I do have something huge. It's not my ego, though.) 2) She takes our mandatory tutoring sessions way too seriously. 3) She's sexy as hell...And a virgin. 

At least, those were her strikes before our study sessions started lasting longer than they were supposed to. Until one innocent kiss became a hundred dirty ones, and until she became the first woman I ever fell hard for. 

Our future together after graduation was supposed to be set: 
Professional football for me. Law school for her. 

But she left me at the end of the semester with no explanation, and then she completely disappeared from my life. 

Until tonight.

We met on a Tuesday. 
Became everything, then nothing, on a Tuesday. 
And now it's seven years later, on a Tuesday... 

Review: Jo 

What a fabulous story this was. Whitney G is easily becoming a go-to author for me. Every book that I've read so far from this author have been brilliant. Sexy, swoony and utterly addictive. "On A Tuesday" was no exception to this and contained those very same three magic ingredients.

The story of Grayson and Charlotte flowed seamlessly from past and present day as I discovered every single thing about their romance. I was captivated throughout every turn of the page. It was a story that both thrilled me and made my heart hurt. I even felt a few tears form in my eyes at an especially emotional moment. It truly was a compelling read and with an unexpected twist thrown in, it was a book that I could not put down without wanting to immediately pick my kindle right back up again. It pained me to stop reading. 

I loved Grayson, he was just gorgeous. Handsome, caring, romantic and had a sparkling career ahead of him. Greyson had all the good things going on. Charlotte was a different story, although I did like her, I also thought she was a bit of a bitch sometimes. I was constantly changing my mind about her but in the end I was happy for her and Grayson and they definitely made a beautiful couple and I adored their relationship that they shared. 

The only thing that I didn't enjoy was that it ended far too soon for me. I wanted so much more of Grayson and Charlotte. I really wasn't ready for their story to end. Especially as it ended at Ninety four percent. This has happened with my last two reads from this author and I'm wondering if it's a regular occurrence. Despite this, I still loved this book and recommend it to anyone that loves a gripping second chance romance. 

"On A Tuesday" gets 4.5 hearts from me.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Review: Whitney G's "Thirty Day Boyfriend."


Synopsis: 

I should've never agreed to this arrangement...

Thirty days ago, my boss—Mr. Wolf of Wall Street, came to me with an offer I couldn’t refuse: Sign my name on the dotted line and pretend to be his fiancée for one month. If I agreed, he would let me out of my employment contract with a “very generous” severance package.

The rules were pretty simple: No intimate kissing, no actual sex. Just pretend to love each other for the press, even though I’ve secretly wanted to knock that sexy smirk off his face since the first day we met. 


I definitely didn’t need to think twice about this. I signed my name and started counting down the seconds to when I would never have to deal with his special brand of ass-holery again. 

I only made it to one minute...

We argued the entire four-hour flight to his hometown, failed to make a convincing impression with the welcoming press, and right when I was about to knock that arrogant look off his face in real life? He purposely dropped his bath towel in front of me, distracting me with his nine-inch cock to "show me who the bigger person was" in our relationship. Then he gave me his trademark smirk once again and asked if I wanted to consummate our marriage.

Tragically, this is only day one. 
We still have 29 more days to go...

Review: Jo 

I loved this book so much! "Thirty Day Boyfriend" was a quick steamy read that contained a gorgeous hero and a sassy heroine. I was hooked from the word go! 

".....the only person I wanted to fuck was her, 
but I knew better than to cross that line." 

I really do love office romances and this one did not disappoint. Sexy but moody Nicholas A. Wolf came up with a proposition that his assistant, Emily just couldn't refuse. Thirty days acting has boyfriend and girlfriend rather than just work colleagues. Is was pretty obvious to me what would happen next for the couple, but this didn't take the enjoyment out of it whatsoever. I loved watching Nicholas and Emily develop from a couple that seemed to hate each other to a red hot pair that were itching to get into bed together. 

"His lips owned mine, and there was no sense in me trying to fight it."

The chemistry between Nicholas and Emily just flew off the page and I couldn't wait for things to step up a gear. They made a great couple and I found myself chuckling out loud at some parts and had a big goofy smile on my face in others. They were a couple that I loved and could easily have read more from their story.

"I didn’t want to talk to anyone else. She was all I needed.”

This brings me to the only downside to the book. It was over all too quickly for me, reading it in under 2 hours. The story actually ended at ninety-four percent with the remainder of the book being filled with an excerpt from another novel. I was a little disappointed at this, however I still enjoyed Nicholas and Emily's story and you never know, another book featuring them may be up next. 

"Thirty Day Boyfriend" gets 4.5 hearts from me.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Review: JA Huss's "Mister & Mrs (Mister # 6)."


Synopsis: 

Mr. Perfect, Mr. Romantic, Mr. Corporate, Mr. Mysterious, and Mr. Match found what they were looking for and now it’s time to seal the deal. Five Aston hasn’t quite found his happily ever after yet… not quite. But he will. And he’s about to host the party of the century for all his family and friends.

If you loved Happily Ever After, you can’t miss this one either. It’s the delicious cherry on top of the most perfect dessert and all your favorite characters will be back for one… final… swoon-worthy story.




Review: Surj 

Having just read the whole of the original "Mister" books in this series, I couldn't wait to read (what I would call) the extended epilogue to each Mister's story. And wow, JA Huss definitely delivered in what was just the most perfect, beautiful, touching, heart felt and often lough out loud hilarious ending to what has been an epic series. 

"... It's our moments of weakness that define us. It's the cha;;edges that old us 
into who we become. The struggle that makes the victory that much sweeter."

With the past all dealt with and put to bed, I couldn't wait to see what the future had in store for each of these couples and I'm so glad Five and Rory were included in that. I loved witnessing the love these guys shared continue grow and flourish for their leading ladies but equally it was interesting to read about each of their hopes and dreams and of course fears, after all, this gang were human just like the rest of us and so they too had their insecurities and vulnerabilities (which of course they dealt with like the troopers they are). 

"Mr & Mrs" was set some years after Five's story so it was great seeing what him and Rory had been up to over the years and let me tell you, they'd had quite the adventure, part of which was expanding their family with four beautiful girls who were as mischievous as their parents. They were a hoot to read about about their antics left me with the biggest grin on my face, the last 15% of the book leaving me in side splitting laughter. 

So this is it, the end.... or is it????? I don't think this gang's story will ever conclude if i'm being honest. That may be wishful thinking on my part but I reckon there's still a whole heap of stuff to come. Fingers crossed!!!!

“I’m more in love with you today than I was yesterday. 
And yesterday I was more in love with you than I was the day before. 
That’s how it’s always been. Our love just… grows. And you can’t stop it.”

"Mr & mrs" gets ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Magical hearts from me. 

Monday, 13 November 2017

Series Review: JA Huss's "Mister."

Amazon.com:   http://amzn.to/2ykerVv
Amazon UK:     http://amzn.to/2hYF6RM

Synopsis:

From Book 1: A Standalone book in a brand new series by New York Times bestselling author, JA Huss! 
Wanting the perfect man doesn't make me crazy. I just know what I like.A powerful billionaire in a suit wasn't even my first choice. McAllister Stonewall was never on my radar, I didn't even know he existed. 
I do now. 
His hands are all over me at work. The heat of his chest pressing against my bare back as he bends me over the desk is the only thing on my mind. 
is my most forbidden desires unleashed. He is my new secret obsession. He is my Mr. Perfect. 
Until the moment I realize... There's no such thing as perfect. 

ALL BOOKS IN THIS SERIES CAN BE READ AS A STANDALONE! 
Mr. Perfect 
Mr. Romantic 
Mr. Corporate 
Mr. Mysterious 
Mr. Match 


Review: Surj

You know that Pringles advert, "once you pop, you just can't stop," well that was absolutely the case with JA Huss's "Mister" series. Ok, that may be a tiny lie. You may get away with reading the first book and leaving a gap before starting the next but once you've got "Mr Perfect" and "Mr Romantic" safely under your belts, you can kiss goodbye to your life for the next few days, a week tops because you will want to devour this absolute gem of a series. You (like every single other person who read this series before you), will want to know the answer to  the  question that was on everyone's lips, "what the fuck happened that night?" Oh that darn question drove me crazy and kept me up night after night until all was revealed and then of course came the gasps, the shock, the palpitations, the sweaty palms. Uh huh, prepare yourselves peeps because this is one hell of a bumpy, crazy, wild ride and I loved every single freakin' bit of it. 


I feel like i just walked into a trap. 
I feel like a rabbit looking up into the eyes of a wolf.

As I've said on many an occasion, this author's story telling abilities are second to none and although she has written numerous books (like maybe a gazillion), I never feel like they are "samey" or that there are similarities in the story lines. But this story line, what can I say other than this was pure genius on Julie A Huss's part. The way this series was written ensured that although (in theory) each book could be read as a standalone, in practice that was never (and I mean NEVER) going to happen. The sub plot, that wasn't a sub plot but was actually the pièce de résistance had me hook, line and sinker. God I could talk about it but I can't, I just can't because this is one you will want to read without any knowledge of what's to come. That element of surprise will seriously knock you on your ass. 


I can't believe I'm so turned on. Am I supposed to be turned on? 
Am i supposed to like this?

So on to the characters, boy did these guys test me. Having read "Mister Perfect" and "Mr Romantic," I honestly thought I'd got these books and these men and their leading ladies sussed. I thought I'd worked out the formula for what was to come but nope. Book three turned out to be such a huge game changer as did books four and five. None of the characters were alike. Some I absolutely loved. Some I just wanted to hug and some, well some were really going to have to work their asses off to win my affections. 


An honest enemy is always better than a friend who lies. 

What else to say without spoiling anything, nothing I guess other than the whole series is a must read.  This whole story from start to finish was dramatic, full of twists and turns, action packed, sexy and swoony and full of mystery and suspense. I could honestly see this on the big screen some day. The icing on the cake for me was the link to some of Julie's other series. When an author does this and does it well, it will blow your mind as this series did. Go grab it. What are you waiting for!!!!


The rules of the game state that you only get one chance for every moment.
Make the wrong choice and it stays wrong forever. 

So ratings: The whole series gets a ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ for the genius way it was written. 
Mr Perfect: ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Mr Romantic: ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Mr corporate: ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Mr Mysterious: ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Mr Match:  ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Friday, 10 November 2017

Review: Lauren Rowe's "Misadventures on a Night Shift (Misadventures #6)."


Synopsis: 

Hotel clerk Abby Medford has always enjoyed the quiet solitude of the night shift. The long, boring hours allow her time to study her law books. But when bad-boy-rocker Lucas Ford checks into the penthouse suite one night and demands Abby personally deliver his room service request, her formerly quiet nights are quickly filled with Lucas's erotic games. 
But as Abby soon learns, if she thinks she can indulge her innermost desires with Lucas without giving him her heart, she's dead wrong.






Review: Jo 

I love rock star romance so this was a novel that I was excited about reading. "Misadventures on the Night Shift" got off to a promising start and I was looking forward to seeing this story develop. What followed was book that was filled with sex, sex and more sex. If you love a smokin' hot tale that involves a heartthrob singer, this one could be for you. 

Abby was a normal girl working her ass off at a hotel during the night and studying law during the day. She seemed like she had a lot on her plate and really didn't have time for a man in her life. Things soon changed though when she met the famous rock star, Lucas who offered Abby something she couldn't resist. From that moment on this story just gets hotter and hotter. Both Lucas and Abby are wrapped up in a steamy affair that happens so fast it took me by surprise. Another thing that surprised me was how bold Abby was when it came to sex. She had no problem whatsoever in acting out her dirtiest fantasies with Luke. The couple were so kinky! 

Now I'm all for the red hot sex scenes in my books and I usually love a good love story but there was something about this book that didn't quite capture me in the way that I wanted it too. I didn't really feel any kind of chemistry between the main couple and I didn't find Luke as hot as I thought I would. I was quite disappointed that this story didn't affect me in the way that I had expected it too. Maybe it was too much sex and not enough swoony romance for me. I also felt that the story ended so abruptly. I was kinda disappointed with how the book came to an end. 

Overall this one was a good read that I would recommend to anyone that loves a steamy erotic tale. 

"Misadventures on a Night Shift" gets 3.5 hearts from me.