Review: Bind – Sierra Cartwright

Review: Bind – Sierra CartwrightBind
Author: Sierra Cartwright
Series: The Donovan Dynasty #1
Published by Totally Bound Publishing
Published on: June 9th 2015
Pages: 306
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Erotica
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Hero: Connor Donovan
Heroine: Lara Bertrand

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Only one man can help her. Is she willing to pay his price?
Faced with the potentially overwhelming loss of her family’s fortune, Lara Bertrand turns to the one man who can help her, the gorgeous and powerful Connor Donovan.
She knows he’s dangerous to her on every level. Only desperation would drive her to make such a risky proposition. After all, she knows all about his ruthless nature and relentless determination to succeed.
When the classy, elegant Lara walks into his office with an outrageous proposal, Connor is stunned and more than a little intrigued. Ever since he first met her, he’s been attracted to the cool beauty, but she’s more than kept her distance.
Connor is absolutely willing to help her out. For a price. He not only wants her hand in marriage, but also her total submissive surrender…
Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of anal play.

 

 

 

 

 

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Safety Level: Safe

Cliffhanger: No

Ending: HEA

 

I really wanted to read this book because it’s the first book on Sierra Cartwright’s new series called The Donovan Dynasty. I don’t regret reading a single page from this book because it was hot, sexy, and entertaining. As a first book, it had everything necessary to get a reader’s interest in the series and hook them into reading on to the next books that are set to come out in the future.

Bind features a controlling hero who wanted to possess the heroine without giving a part of himself as well. Then we have a heroine who knows what she wants and is confident enough in herself to know when to pull back. I like that both Lara and Connor had great careers. Connor was, of course, successful in the corporate world. Lara, on the other hand, was also amazing, although her father kept on getting on her way. I like that even if Lara had control over most aspects of her life, she was a great sub to Connor. I also liked the secondary characters who were mentioned in the book, particularly the hero’s sister and the heroine’s neighbor.

However, the thing that will capture readers is the chemistry between the main characters. It is as explosive as two people can get. The sex scenes are crazy steamy. The banter and the dialogue are all good. I read this book in one day. That’s how much I enjoyed it. I am sure that the other books will be as enjoyable as this one.

 

 

 

 

 

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Born in Manchester, England and raised in the US, Sierra Cartwright is the acclaimed author of more than thirty erotic romances.

She was previously published with Harlequin/Silhouette under a different pseudonym, and won numerous awards as well as a coveted spot on the USA Today bestseller list.

In 2013, she was delighted to be among the launch authors for the exciting Clandestine Classics imprint from Total Entwined Group (formerly Total-E-Bound). The project generated international interest, and her contribution, the expanded Jane Eyre, was featured in segments on such shows as Jimmy Kimmell and Anderson Cooper Live. Time Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, and numerous other online sites also wrote features about the provocative new book.

Cartwright has been interviewed by USA Today, and she did a segment for the Orlando Fox affiliate with Chase Cain.

She’s a multiple CAPA nominated author who is delighted by the success of With This Collar, the first book in a six-book series “Mastered” from Total-E-Bound.

“With This Collar” and “Bind” have reached #1 on the Amazon UK Kindle Erotica chart, and “With This Collar” also hit #3 in the US Amazon Kindle bestseller list.

“Master Class: Initiation” hit the USA Today Best-Seller list in the Bound, Spanked and Loved Boxed Set.

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ARC Review: Wedding Date Rescue – Sonya Weiss

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

ARC Review: Wedding Date Rescue – Sonya WeissWedding Date Rescue
Author: Sonya Weiss
Series: Fire and Sparks #1
Published by Entangled: Bliss
Published on: February 27th 2017
Genres: Category Romance, Contemporary Romance
Source: NetGalley
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Hero: Kent Wakefield
Heroine: Casey Bradford
Trope: Friends To Lovers, Pretend Relationships

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As a Firefighter, Kent Wakefield has been burned before, and not just by fire. So when Casey Bradford, his best friend’s off-limits, gorgeous little sister, asks him to be her fake boyfriend, he flat out refuses. He doesn’t do relationships, real or otherwise. But when his well-meaning, marriage-pushing mother corners him about his cousin’s wedding, he panics and tells her he has a date.
After being left at the altar, Casey is out of options. She needs a boyfriend ASAP or she can kiss her dreams good-bye. Who better than her brother’s emotionally unavailable best friend, Kent. She may have nursed a childhood crush, but this arrangement will be purely platonic…that is until he kisses her and suddenly it gets a lot harder to remember it’s all pretend.

 

 

 

 

 

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Safety Level: Safe with exceptions. H and h have been in relationships with other people throughout their friendship.
Cliffhanger: No
Ending: HEA

This is a light and sweet friends-to-lovers story that I definitely enjoyed. I feel like I’m winning in the chance department because the two new-to-me authors that I took a chance on turned out pretty great. I’m really glad the publisher approved me for an ARC of this book. It’s my first book from Ms. Weiss, and I tell you now, this definitely won’t be the last.

I really like both main characters. The heroine was driven and career-oriented, but she was also soft and warm. The hero was a troubled firefighter who’s been through a tragic event where he lost someone and almost died himself. I like that their friendship saw both of them during their lowest times. I like the banter between the two protagonists. Another thing, I really enjoyed the secondary characters. I can’t wait to read more about the other firefighters, especially the heroine’s brothers.

Ms. Weiss has written a quick, easy, and enjoyable book that not only captures a reader’s attention through its entirety. It also introduced you to interesting characters that will surely pique your interest and will want any reader to watch out for more. I know, I myself will be waiting for the next books.

 

 

 

 

 

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I’m a freelance writer and ghostwriter. My published clips include feature newspaper articles, magazine articles, essays, children’s short stories and writing projects for business clients. I’m also a columnist at Families Online Magazine.

My fiction has won honorable mention in various contests and I was the first place winner of Harlequin’s ‘The Baseball Diamond’ writing contest.

I’m represented by Nicole Resciniti of the Seymour Agency.

Review: Pack Alpha – Crissy Smith

Review: Pack Alpha – Crissy SmithPack Alpha
Author: Crissy Smith
Series: Were Chronicles #1
Published by Totally Bound Publishing
Published on: July 26th 2016
Pages: 147
Genres: Erotic Romance, Paranormal Romance
Source: NetGalley
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Hero: Marissa Boyd
Heroine: Gage Wolf

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Marissa Boyd finds herself drawn into a world she can never be a part of, complete with an Alpha wolf who takes whatever he wants. And he wants her.
As a non-shifter, Marissa Boyd knows she doesn’t belong in Pack territory. She braves a visit to attend her sister’s mating ceremony and meets the shifter who will change her entire life and beliefs.
Gage Wolf knows Marissa is hiding a pained past. As Alpha, he’s used to protecting his pack. Marissa challenges his authority like no one he’s ever met before. His desire to claim her is strong and his wolf won’t be denied. He’ll have her as his mate even if he has to fight to teach her the meaning of belonging to an Alpha. She’s worth every fight—even if it is Marissa’s feelings of not being good enough for him that he must battle.
Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of spanking, violence and blood play.
Publisher’s Note: This book has previously been released by Totally Bound Publishing. It has been revised and re-edited for re-release. This book is part of a series and best read in sequence.

 

 

 

 

 

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Safety Level: Not safe.
Cliffhanger: No
Ending: HEAThis is my first book from this author. I gambled on this one because there’s not that many paranormal romance authors that I truly love, and I believe it’s time for me to venture out and find more PNR authors to watch out for. This book was originally released in 2009, but the publisher re-released it July 2016, with some changes in the book. I was really glad that I got the chance to read and review this because it ended up as a solid book that I certainly enjoyed.

Plot-wise, the story was solid. The heroine was a shifter who couldn’t shift and has been on her own, without a pack, for a decade because she was banished by her own when she had relations with the Alpha’s pack. She was a woman who could never be happy with a pure human, but she also knew that non-shifters were not welcome in the pack (or so she was made to believe). When she gets a letter from her sister, asking her to visit because her sister was going to have a mating ceremony, the heroine was still hesitant because being in a pack meant that it opened the possibility of going through the same hurts again. The hero is the Alpha of her sister’s new pack. And this Alpha is all about claiming her. The conflicts that came were surprisingly not from the pack but from some people from the heroine’s past.

Romance-wise, I like that their lines weren’t cheesy. Yes, it was very obvious that the hero was crazy and obsessive, but he didn’t say cliched lines that made me cringe. They were still normal dialogue between two people who are in love. It’s an insta-love kind of story, but when you’re dealing with shifters who are very in tuned with their animal side, insta-eveything can be expected. The sex scenes were hot and often, but they didn’t deter from the main story. If anything, those scenes further intensified the connection between the main characters.

I’m not sure how many installments have already been re-released since last year. What I do know, though, is that I will definitely check out the rest of the books of this series. I find that I really like this book, and I want to know if Crissy Smith is able to maintain that kind writing prowess in the succeeding books.

 

 

 

 

 

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I live in Texas with my husband, daughter, and three Labrador retrievers. By day you can find me at my ‘day job’ buried under a pile of paperwork but at night I am at my computer creating new worlds!

I have always loved the paranormal. Shape-shifters, witches, and vampires have been my number one choice of reading material so when I strated to write it was the genre I chose.

I currently have several books released through Totally Bound. I have one long running series the Were Chronicles and in March 2014 a spin-off series the Shifter Chronicles will be revealed.

I also have several stand alone novellas and novels.

I am working hard to bring more stories to the readers so they can sit back and relax while losing themselves in the paranormal romance world.

 

 

 

 

 

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Review: 367 Days – Jessica Gadziala

Review: 367 Days – Jessica Gadziala367 Days
Author: Jessica Gadziala
Series: Investigators #1
Published on: November 11th 2016
Pages: 257
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
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I’m not crazy. It’s not amnesia. But I somehow lost a year of my life. When the cops and doctors think you’re out of your mind, but you still need answers, where else is there to turn but a private investigator? Sawyer is nothing you’d want in a friend- a little detached, cool, sarcastic, cocksure. But he’s everything you’d want in a private investigator- calm, capable, experienced, and just jaded enough by the darkness he’d seen to take a chance on some random girl who insists something more sinister must have happened to her than simple memory loss. But thrown together, trying to get to the root of my mystery, feelings that were most definitely not client/professional start to emerge.

 

 

 

 

 

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Safety Level: Safe
Cliffhanger: No
Ending: HEA

I am a hug Jessica Gadziala fan. When I saw this book, I knew I just had to read it. There’s just something raw, dark, and thrilling about her books that entertain me no end.

All in all, this was a solid read. I really liked the heroine because even if she was victimized, abducted, and dumped, losing a year and two days of her life, she was still herself before being abducted. She had principles, a strong mind, and a brave spirit. I also enjoyed the hero because he was stable. He was also a bit funny and very loyal, especially to family.

The suspense and mystery in the book was predictable, but not outright. Once all the characters were mentioned, it was easy to guess who the perp was. But it was still fun to read how they solved the problem and just how much help the rest of the gang were. When I started this book, I didn’t know that this would be a first book in the series. But now that I know there are going to be books on the gang after this, well, I’m already excited and looking forward to them.

 

 

 

 

 

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Jessica Gadziala is a full-time writer, parrot enthusiast, and coffee drinker from New Jersey. She enjoys short rides to the book store, sad songs, and cold weather.

She is a big believer in snark, strong secondary characters, and bada$$ women.

She is very active on Goodreads, Facebook, as well as her personal groups on those sites. Join in. She’s friendly.

Series Review: Karev Brothers – Leslie North

Series Review: Karev Brothers – Leslie NorthHer Ruthless Russian
Author: Leslie North
Series: Karev Brothers #1
Published on: December 27th 2016
Pages: 158
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Hero: Vlad Karev
Heroine: Madison O’Connor

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Born into a Russian Mafia family, Vlad Karev is no stranger to violence…but this time it’s personal. Someone has murdered his father and Vlad can’t rest until he finds the killer. When the trail leads to an art gallery, Vlad wants to dig deeper, but he needs help from the owner’s daughter. The pretty redhead is far too innocent for a man like Vlad, but he’ll do what it takes to get the information he needs. His obligations are to the family, even if that means using the fiery woman.
Madison O’Connor works hard to keep her family’s gallery going, although secretly she has little interest in art. But when she discovers her father’s been laundering money for the Russian Mafia, she’ll do everything she can to keep him out of jail. She hates to lie, but she has a plan…seduce the Russian bad boy to learn the mob’s secrets. Never mind his dangerous exterior or icy blue eyes, Madison’s going to get her family free of the mob, even if she has to use Vlad Karev to do it.

As the killer gets closer, so do Vlad and Madison. But is their connection just the means to an end, or could their romance be real?

 

 

 

 

 

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Safety Level: Safe
Cliffhanger: Ends on a semi-cliffy
Ending: HFN

I’ve read many books from Ms. North. Most of those have been about handsome sheikhs finding true love with women who are seemingly incomparable from their usual type. I took a chance on this series because I like Russian mafia stories, and I wanted to see how the whole series would be played out. I didn’t expect that the bigger series arc was going to remain unsolved until the very last book.

On the romance-side, I think that the insta-love factor in this book wasn’t detrimental at all. I like that both characters started out with a lack of trust for the other. It made them aware of what the other person was capable of. Because of that, I believe that, in the long run, this pairing would work because they both seem to really know each other better than I would have expected.

I will be moving on to the second book right after this review because I want to know what contributions Maxim would give to the investigation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Series Review: Karev Brothers – Leslie NorthHer Rogue Russian 
Author: Leslie North 
Series: Karev Brothers #2 
Published on: January 11th 2017 
Pages: 102 
Genres: Contemporary Romance 			
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Hero: Maxim Karev 
Heroine: Savannah Casillero 

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Former Russian mobster Maxim Karev is a man with something to prove. His father’s been murdered and even his own brother thinks he’s guilty. To clear his name, Maxim has to return to the organization he left behind. He likes to work alone, but this time an FBI agent leaves him little choice—either she goes in undercover with him, or Maxim can rot in jail. One thing’s for sure—he’s not going down for a crime he didn’t commit. If playing with the beautiful agent is what it takes to prove his innocence, Maxim is prepared to go the distance.
FBI agent Savannah Casillero never backs down. She already lost her partner on this case, and now she’s more determined than ever to find Sergey Karev’s killer. With the Mafia’s former head of security under her thumb, she finally has a way inside—as Maxim’s girlfriend. Controlling the lone wolf may be a bit of challenge, but Savannah’s confident she can handle it. The six-and-a-half-foot Mafia man is certainly not her type, but she’ll do more than play along to make it believable.
They’re willing to work together to track down a killer, but when the ruse becomes a little too real, will Maxim and Savannah give in to temptation or hold fast to their original obligations?

 

 

 

 

 

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Safety Level: Safe
Cliffhanger: Yes
Ending: HFN

I was very excited for this book because Maxim was painted out to be the black sheep. He’s one of Vlad’s suspects for their father’s death. He’s the one who left the “family” and made his own way by working at a motorcycle shop. Unfortunately, I have to honestly say that this book fell short of my expectations.

I was really thinking this was going to be a good redemption story. I was expecting that Maxim was going to uncover significant facts that will move them closer to finding the real killer and traitor. That goes without saying that the ending kinda disappointed me. The most that happened was that he was take into custody again, with the heroine making arrangements so all charges against him were dropped and he was made into an FBI “consultant”. Yeah, that sounds too impossible. I don’t understand how he’d get to be a consultant when he didn’t have any vital info. He was still an outsider in the bratva, and the heroine was actually the one who did more work than him.

The love story wasn’t that great either. There were so many places that this book could have gone, but I’m sad to say it stuck to a one-dimensional story line that just didn’t work for me.

 

 

 

 

 

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Series Review: Karev Brothers – Leslie NorthHer Relentless Russian 
Author: Leslie North 
Series: Karev Brothers #3 
Published on: January 24th 2017 
Pages: 103 
Genres: Contemporary Romance 
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Hero: Dmitry Karev 
Heroine: Harper Allen 

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Rare bookstore owner Dmitry Karev left the Russian Mafia behind when his wife died, but there’s too much at stake to keep his back turned any longer. His father is dead and his brothers may be next. Someone’s been leaving Dmitry clues about the killer, but he never expected his informant to be a bombshell like Harper Allen. Now the curvy computer expert is testing not only Dmitry’s methodical nature, but his self-restraint as well. But with his family’s lives in the balance, Harper may be the best chance Dmitry’s got to catch a killer.

When hacker Harper Allen’s parents used her college money to pay off the Mafia, it was Sergey Karev who financed her education. Now that he’s been murdered, she’s repaying him the only way she can…by helping his son solve the crime. To follow the trail any further, though, she’ll have to convince Dmitry to work with her. The buttoned-up Russian seems hesitant at first, but it doesn’t take long for Harper to discover what’s beneath Dmitry’s icy cool demeanor.

As Harper and Dmitry worm their way deeper into the Russian Mafia, their chemistry becomes undeniable. But with a killer at their heels, they’ll have to stay focused if they want to stay alive.

 

 

 

 

 

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Safety Level: Safe
Cliffhanger: No
Ending: HEA

As disappointed as I was with the second installment, I still had to read and review this book because I got this free from NetGalley in exchange for this review. The least I can do is put up an honest review about this book and the series as a whole.

Honestly, I wanted to like this book. The hero, Dmitry, was a quiet man who would rather hang out at his book store and spend time with his books than lose himself in the bratva. In a way, I actually like his character, and it was consistent with how he appeared in the previous books. However, what I couldn’t get over with was the heroine. Seriously, I just don’t know how to connect to her character. She was this hacker, this burlesque trained seductress, and a whatever else she probably is. It was just not a credible enough character.

I would have thought that the ending of this series would have given readers more action and suspense. However, I couldn’t decide if it was a romance masquerading as a suspense book or vice versa. Yes, romantic suspense novels are actually great, but this book felt like it didn’t know if it wanted to give more weight to the suspense or the brewing romance between the main characters.

 

 

 

 

 

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Leslie North is the pen name for a critically-acclaimed author of women’s contemporary romance and fiction. The anonymity gives her the perfect opportunity to paint with her full artistic palette, especially in the romance and erotic fantasy genres.

The truth of the matter is she loves her fictional persona, Leslie North, more than her normal, day-to-day persona! Her bestselling books focus on strong characters and particularly women who aren’t afraid to challenge an alpha male. Inspired after years of travel, her stories are set all over the world, from the tough streets of Russia to the beautiful beaches of the middle east.

Leslie fell in love with romance when she first picked up a scrappy, dog-eared romance book from her local library. She began writing soon after and the rest, as they say, was history. She now lives in a cozy cottage on the British coast and enjoys taking long walks with her two Dalmatians, George and Fergie.

Review: Turbulent Intentions – Melody Anne

Review: Turbulent Intentions – Melody AnneTurbulent Intentions
Author: Melody Anne
Series: Billionaire Aviators #1
Published by Montlake Romance
Published on: August 9th 2016
Pages: 274
Narrator: Teri Clark Linden
Length: 8 hours and 1 minute
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Hero: Cooper Armstrong
Heroine: Stormy Halifax

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The Armstrong brothers are wealthy, wild-at-heart bad boys—until their father’s will demands they prove themselves and marry in order to inherit their fortune.
Eldest brother Cooper channels his reckless spirit into becoming CEO of his own airline. The only thing better than the adrenaline rush of flying is his one-night stand with a stunning stranger. At first he doesn’t recognize the fiery barista he clashes with years later at an airport coffee shop. But when Stormy Halifax turns up as his new house sitter, Cooper knows she’s his Cinderella. And he doesn’t just want her in his mansion. He wants her back in his bed.
Stormy can’t believe she’s living under Cooper’s roof. Gorgeous and arrogant, he’s convinced she’ll surrender again—and he’s right. But just as Stormy is succumbing to a world of pleasure, her trust is shattered. And the biggest challenge Cooper has ever faced will be proving he wants Stormy, now and forever, for all the right reasons.

 

 

 

 

 

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Safety Level: Safe with exceptions. H and h had a one-night stand several years before. Both have been with other people during the separation.
Cliffhanger: No on the romance. Yes on the general series arc.
Ending: HEA 

I started this series because I got a free copy of the third book from NetGalley. I didn’t want to read that book and start in the middle, in case there was a bigger story than the standalone installment. And I was right. There is, in fact, a series arc that won’t be wrapped up until, I’m assuming, the very last book. This first book introduces the four brothers, their upbringing, and the big event that was the turning point in their lives. In this case, it was the death of their father and the reading of his will and his stipulations.

I’ve read dozens of books with this kind of scenario. They are forced to get married to gain access to their inheritance. While the Armstrong men do not really need their father’s money, it was the fact that they were being dictated that pissed them off. The four brothers were separated soon after this. The elder three brothers did wise up, got decent jobs, earned lots of money, and lived productive lives. It was Ace, the youngest, who lived to push the limits.

The romance part of this book was unusual. The main characters had a one-night stand several years ago. When the heroine sees the hero again at an airport coffee shop where she worked, she was mad that he didn’t remember her. And that’s the weird part for me. Okay, maybe the heroine has grown up, doesn’t look the same anymore or whatever. But it was still disappointing that the hero was that much of a douche that he couldn’t remember her. And he was supposed to have remembered all the women he’d been with. So why not remember the girl who would end up being the one?

Anyway, I think that was the only thing I couldn’t reconcile. As a first book, it was solid because it introduced a bigger story while also giving the reader a complete romantic experience. We also get to know how interwoven these people’s lives are. We have a meddling, match-making uncle who’s in connivance with his friend. I will be moving on to the next book right away and see what happens then.

 

 

 

 

 

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Melody Anne is a NYT best selling author of the popular series: Billionaire Bachelors, Surrender, Baby for the Billionaire, Unexpected Hero’s, Billionaire Aviators, and some solo titles. I have a Young Adult Series; Rise of the Dark Angel.

As an aspiring author, I wrote for years, then published in 2011, finding my true calling, and a love of writing. Holding a Bachelor’s Degree in business, I love to write about strong, powerful, businessmen and the corporate world.

When I’m not writing, I spend time with my family, friends, and many pets. A country girl at heart, I love the small town and strong community I live in and am involved in many community projects.

To date, I have over 7 million book sales and have earned a spot on multiple best seller lists, including NYT’s, USA Today, WSJ, being an amazon top 100 bestselling author for 3 years in a row, as well as a Kobo and iBooks best seller. But beyond that, I just love getting to do what makes me happy – live in a fantasy world, 95% of the time.

Review: 30 Days – Christine d’Abo

Review: 30 Days – Christine d’Abo30 Days
Author: Christine d’Abo
Series: 30 Days #1
Published by Kensington
Published on: July 28th 2015
Pages: 320
Narrator: Zoe McKay
Length: 9 hours and 15 minutes
Genres: Adult Romance, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
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Hero: Alyssa Barrow
Heroine: Harrison Kemp

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For years, Alyssa has been going to bed with a memory. Is she ready to wake up with a fantasy?   Some people wait their whole lives to find their soul mate, but not Alyssa Barrow. She met Rob at nineteen, and they were set to live happily ever after—until he became ill. In his final days, Rob urged his beautiful, young wife not to abandon happiness—or pleasure. He even left her a special gift, a sexy game plan to help her move on: Thirty cards with instructions for thirty days of passion. You’ll know when the time is right, he’d said. Now it’s two years later, and when Alyssa meets her hot new neighbor, Harrison Kemp, she begins to think the right time is right now…   From his sculpted thighs to his devilish grin, Harrison is the kind of man women want. Before she can lose her nerve, Alyssa tells Harrison about her long-ignored cards…and asks him to help her fulfill them. It’s a favor he’s more than happy to, um, perform. With his skillful touch, and the hot press of his lips against her skin, Alyssa finds herself re-awakening to life—and a host of other sensations. But what began as not-so-innocent fun soon grows into true intimacy, and Alyssa realizes she’s opening herself up not just to sex…but to love. When it comes to a future with Harrison, what’s really in the cards?   Saucy, heartwarming, and insightful, 30 Days explores the agony—and the ecstasy—of starting over, and how a little encouragement, and a little courage, can go a long way…

 

 

 

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I think this book has a very good premise. I found it bittersweet and touching that the heroine’s dead husband himself was the one helping her to move on. I feel sad because it’s not easy losing the person you love. I feel hopeful too because nobody should live the rest of their lives without having someone to share it with.

30 Days is an amped up chick lit. When I say amped up, I am referring to the sex part. This is a woman’s journey from losing a husband to going through the sex cards he left her and finally finding a man she could have another shot at love with. Sadly, the core of the book was the thing I liked the least about it.

Everything was seen through the heroine’s POV. I would have liked to know more about the hero as well. I would have liked to get a bigger view of the love story. The fact that all I could read about was the heroine made me feel like I was forced to like her and see things her way.

Having said all that, I will still say that it was a good, solid read that I quite enjoyed. I’ve read other books from this author before, and I know she writes really steamy scenes, and she’s great at those. The same is true in this book. There’s supposed to be a second book, and based on this book alone, I’d say the next installment is very much worth reading too.

 

 

 

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A romance novelist and short story writer, Christine has over thirty publications to her name. She loves to exercise and stops writing just long enough to keep her body in motion too. When she’s not pretending to be a ninja in her basement, she’s most likely spending time with her family and two dogs.