Sunday, June 30, 2013

Book Review: Keeping Promise Rock by Amy Lane

Keeping Promise Rock (Promises, #1)
From the Blurb:

Carrick Francis has spent most of his life jumping into trouble with both feet. The only thing saving him from prison or worse is his absolute devotion to Deacon Winters. Deacon was Crick's sanity and salvation during a miserable, abusive childhood, and Crick would do anything to stay with him forever. So when Deacon's father dies, Crick puts his college plans on hold to help Deacon as Deacon has helped him.
Deacon's greatest wish is to see Crick escape his memories and the town they grew up in so Crick can enjoy a shining future. But after two years of growing feelings and temptation, the painfully shy Deacon finally succumbs to Crick's determined advances and admits he sees himself as part of Crick's life.
It nearly destroys Deacon when he discovers Crick has been waiting for him to push him away, just like Crick's family did in the past. When Crick's knack for volatile decisions lands him far away from home, Deacon is left, shell-shocked and alone, struggling to reforge his heart in a world where love with Crick is a promise, but by no means a certainty.
Heather's rating:

**4.5 stars**

Holy crap Amy Lane, you did NOT go easy on these guys!! Cheating, friends and family dying, child abuse, countless life threatening injuries... this is the most ANGSTY Amy Lane book I have read to date! It is a wonder the MCs made it out alive!!

I am already an Amy Lane fan-girl, so I went into this book expecting greatness. Did I get greatness? I think I did, despite my issues with this book.

I actually didn't like the beginning. I wasn't into the way the characters were introduced. I wanted to know more about Parish and Deacon and they were kind of just thrown in there. I actually debated putting this one down for a little while but my inner voice said, "Heather, come on, it is AMY LANE. Push through, girl!" And I am so glad that I did.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

ARC Review: Thunderstruck by Kendall Grace

ThunderStruckFrom the blurb:

Desperate to distance herself from her previous life, and her high-powered ex, Jo Montgomery moves to a tiny slice of Georgia, an impetuous decision if there ever was one. Though not nearly as impetuous as throwing herself into an intimate relationship with her new neighbor. Hawk Stephens, a horse breeder and local celebrity, is sex personified, a man built for dark deeds in dark places. But he wants far more from Jo. Every instinct tells Silent Hawk that Jo is The One, and despite her obvious uncertainty, his Apache beliefs give him faith. The signs are unmistakable. His skittish little filly requires a strong hand, patience…and blazing, mind-bending sex that leaves no doubt to his feelings and intentions. But before their love affair has barely begun, the reemergence of Jo’s ex, coupled with a potentially tragic event, forces Jo to make decisions that not only damage Hawk’s beliefs, but could also shatter their tender romance beyond repair.
This book is not suitable for anyone under the legal age.

Sandra's rating:

Beefcake cowboy on cover and inside - check.
Hot, erotic read - check.
Seemingly weak, yet surprisingly strong heroine - check.
Apache mysticism and traditions - check.

All the good stuff seemed to be in this book. And still, it didn't reach even three stars for me. Why, you ask? Allow me to tell you. Spoilers ahead.


Book Review: How to Repair a Mechanical Heart by J.C. Lillis

How to Repair a Mechanical Heart
From the blurb:

Eighteen-year-old Castaway Planet fans Brandon and Abel hate bad fan fiction—especially when it pairs their number-one TV crushes of all time, dashing space captain Cadmus and dapper android Sim. As co-runners of the Internet’s third most popular Castaway Planet vlog, they love to spar with the “Cadsim” fangirls who think Cadmus will melt Sim’s mechanical heart by the Season 5 finale. This summer, Brandon and Abel have a mission: hit the road in an RV to follow the traveling Castaway Planet convention, interview the actors and showrunner, and uncover proof that a legit Cadsim romance will NEVER, EVER HAPPEN.
A Brandon and Abel romance: also not happening. Brandon’s sick of his struggle to make “gay and Catholic” compute, so it’s safer to love a TV android. Plus Abel’s got a hot new boyfriend with a phoenix tattoo, and how can Brandon compete with that? But when mysterious messages about them start popping up in the fan community, they make a shocking discovery that slowly forces their real feelings to the surface. Before they get to the last Castaway Planet convention, Brandon’s going to find out the truth: can a mechanical heart be reprogrammed, or will his first shot at love be a full system failure?

Heather's rating:

Don't hate me friends... I'm struggling a little with how to write a coherent review for this book. As with any book that most of my friends love and I don't quite connect with in the same way, I feel like I missed the party bus and I'm left standing in the dust waving my hands screaming "Guys! Wait up!! You forgot about me!" I so so so wanted to be invited to the "How to Repair a Mechanical Heart" love-fest but I think my own personal preferences got in the way.

Let me start with what I loved. This book was funny and well written- no two ways about it. I just about died reading the posts on the Abandon fan-fic site. The fanfic girls squeeing and blogging about their exploding vaginas was some of the funniest stuff I have read in a while. I could have read a book just of blog posts by this author. Brilliant stuff. I also loved the actors from Castaway Planet in all of their drunken, anti-role model glory. These were some moments that I really loved this book and thought it was going to be a 4 or 5 star read for me. However, not all of the parts of this book worked for my own tastes.

Friday, June 28, 2013

ARC Review: His Roommate's Pleasure by Lana McGregor

His Roommate's Pleasure
From the blurb:

Desperate to turn in a paper, Adam borrows his roommate's computer and mistakenly opens a folder that contains Josh's collection of porn. Adam had no idea that his jock roommate was gay—and into leashes, paddles and domination. And Adam, an inexperienced virgin who's only ever kissed one guy, is surprised to find himself curious about submitting…
Josh can't believe that his roommate discovered his spank bank—and he can't believe that Adam is so turned on by the thought of giving up control to someone. Taking a chance, he offers to look through the photos with Adam…and maybe try acting some of them out. Night after night, the boys delve into their darkest fantasies of domination and submission. And as lust and experimentation grow into the promise of something deeper, Adam must decide if he's brave enough to tell Josh how he feels.
This book is not suitable for anyone under the legal age.  

Sandra's rating:

The blurb pretty much covers the extent of the plot for this short story. Adam finds M/M BDSM images on his roommate's laptop, and is fascinated. And really turned on. When Josh, the roommate, finds him looking at the images with his hands down his pants, the two boys hem and haw and then stumble into acting out the erotic and very explicit scenes depicted in the online images.

The author's ability to infuse the book with a good amount of teenage angst, on both sides for different reasons, was a large factor in this book's three star rating. Without it, this novella would be PWP, because it revolves largely around the boys' explorations, but since we are given insight into their fears, emotions and internal struggles, the reader is allowed a connection with them. The climax sets up a great HFN.

Hot, kinky and emotional, this quick read will leave you wanting.

I received a free ARC from the publisher via Netgalley. A positive review was not promised in return.

Available July 1st, 2013 from Carina Press

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

ARC Review: Wallflower by Heidi Belleau (@heidibelleau)

WallflowerFrom the blurb:

Art student and MMORPG addict Robert Ng has always been a loner, but he's recently made it his goal to make more (IRL) friends. Which is how he winds up working nights at Rear Entrance Video, shilling sketchy porn and blowup dolls as a favor to his roommate. The longer he works there, though, the more he realizes he’ll never be truly happy until he becomes the person he is online: his female persona, Bobby.

Bobby is cuter and funnier than Rob is, and a thousand times more popular with boys. Becoming Bobby IRL presents its own set of challenges, though . . . especially when you're sitting on the fence between two genders, only one of which has caught the attention of your seriously cute customer/classmate.
Dylan Ford is a six-foot Inuit comic book artist who always says what’s on his mind, and screw anyone who doesn't like it. As rough as he appears, though, Dylan has a soft spot for Rob. But will out-and-proud Dylan still want Rob if he's not all man?

Sandra's rating:

In this 2nd installmenet of the REV series (Rear Entrance Videos, a title that fits so perfectly), we get to delve deeper into Rob's life. You'll remember Rob as one of the roommates in Apple Polisher (which you don't have to read for this book, but which you should read anyway), who jumped in with Noah and Austin when Christian needed help, but not much else was revealed about him then.

Well, this book is all about Rob. And Bobby.

Rob is shy. Prefers to stay in the shadows, afraid to make new friends, is socially awkward. He knows he's attracted to boys, and he quite likes the fact that he has a penis. Still, he's not entirely sure that he's all man.

Because there's also Bobby, Rob's online MMORPG persona, who's all girl and flirty and confident. She can joke and talk with the boys during the game, she is funny and smart and all the things Rob wants to be in real life.

Rob is what I would call gender-confused. I don't think he can be classified as transgender, because he likes the essential piece identifying him as male - his penis. But he also fantasizes about having a vagina. And boobs. Small boobs, nothing too in your face, but boobs nonetheless.

And then Rob meets Dylan in his Art class in college. Dylan is gay, out and proud, and interested in Rob. Rob can't believe Dylan might be interested in him.

Having set up the premise for the book, Heidi Belleau then proceeds to deftly infuse the angst and the drama. With self-deprecating snark, Rob stumbles through the dilemma of falling for Dylan, questioning his gender, testing the waters and getting himself into a big heap of trouble, in more ways than one.

ARC Review: Sex and Violence by Carrie Mesrobian (@carriemesrobian)

Sex & ViolenceFrom the blurb:

Sex has always come without consequences for seventeen-year-old Evan Carter. He has a strategy--knows the profile of The Girl Who Would Say Yes. In each new town, each new school, he can count on plenty of action before he and his father move again. Getting down is never a problem. Until he hooks up with the wrong girl and finds himself in the wrong place at very much the wrong time.
After an assault that leaves Evan bleeding and broken, his father takes him to the family cabin in rural Pearl Lake, Minnesota, so Evan's body can heal. But what about his mind?
Nothing seems natural to Evan anymore. Nothing seems safe. The fear--and the guilt--are inescapable. He can't sort out how he feels about anyone, least of all himself. Evan's really never known another person well, and Pearl Lake is the kind of place where people know everything about each other--where there might be other reasons to talk to a girl. It's annoying as hell. It might also be Evan's best shot to untangle sex and violence.

Sandra's rating:

Available in October 2013 from Carolrhoda LAB

This is the kind of book that gives the YA genre a good name, especially considering that it's told entirely from Evan's 17 yo POV, with a huge does of realism that is so often missing.

He's not really a likable character. His mother died, and he doesn't have a close relationship with his father. Like any 17 yo, he constantly has sex on the brain. With what should be classified as man-whore behavior, he will delete a girl's phone number from his phone as soon as the hook-up is over, not caring and/or not understanding the havoc he's wreaking on the girls' psyches or his own. He sees girls as objects and is always on the lookout for the next hook-up, while perfecting his hunting routine to find the girl who'll say yes.

Perpetually the 'new guy at school' due to his father's job which requires frequent moves, the book opens with Evan at a boarding school where his constant quest to find 'the girl who would say yes' takes a violent turn when he is beaten in the communal shower room within an inch of his life. After a lengthy hospital stay, and minus his spleen, Evan finds himself in the family cabin in small town Minnesota.

The book honestly depicts teenage sex, the hormone driven need to hook up with anyone willing without the ability to understand the emotional fallout from those activities. Even the horrific assault doesn't completely change Evan's view of girls. The realism in this novel is what earned it five shiny stars.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Book Review: Tell Me It's Real by T.J. Klune

Tell Me It's Real
From the Blurb:

 Do you believe in love at first sight?

Paul Auster doesn't. Paul doesn't believe in much at all. He’s thirty, slightly overweight, and his best features are his acerbic wit and the color commentary he provides as life passes him by. His closest friends are a two-legged dog named Wheels and a quasibipolar drag queen named Helena Handbasket. He works a dead-end job in a soul-sucking cubicle, and if his grandmother's homophobic parrot insults him one more time, Paul is going to wring its stupid neck.

Enter Vince Taylor.

Vince is everything Paul isn’t: sexy, confident, and dumber than the proverbial box of rocks. And for some reason, Vince pursues Paul relentlessly. Vince must be messing with him, because there is no way Vince could want someone like Paul.

But when Paul hits Vince with his car—in a completely unintentional if-he-died-it'd-only-be-manslaughter kind of way—he's forced to see Vince in a whole new light. The only thing stopping Paul from believing in Vince is himself—and that is one obstacle Paul can’t quite seem to overcome. But when tragedy strikes Vince's family, Paul must put aside any notions he has about himself and stand next to the man who thinks he's perfect the way he is.

Heather's rating:

Okay folks, picture this. You are on an airplane cross-country smushed between your husband, who is trying to sleep, and a stranger, who happens to be a guy. You start reading this book and literally... cannot... stop... laughing... for the whole flight. Friends, I suffered some pretty dirty looks from both my husband and said stranger over this book. I caught my husband reading over my shoulder at one point, probably to find out what strange book has caused his wife to go from semi-normal to a hyena-laughing fool, and the first words he caught were "giant black dildo". Let's just say my hubby's respect of my reading materials went way down.

Round Up: Summer Beach Reads (#JKSSummerReads)

Summer Beach Reads Round-Up

Chick Lit Edition

 sponsored by JKS Communications

He Belongs To Me by Theresa Rizzo (@Theresa_Rizzo)

He Belongs to Me is a love story . . . a tale of betrayal and deception and of a young mother's determination to recover what belongs to her. Forced to leave her baby and tricked into relinquishing her parental rights, four years later Catherine Boyd is back and she'll do anything to regain custody of her son--even reconcile with the husband falsely accused of killing their son's twin. All in the name of love for a little boy, generations of pain and tragedy are exposed in a courtroom drama.

Buy from Amazon

Chaperones by Megan Karasch (@MJKarasch)

For Andrea Lieberman, life began at 26. Growing up with parents so protective they made a convent seem like a Sandal’s resort, she developed a catalog of phobias so large, even going into a church seemed risky business. Finally, Andrea had had enough; she wanted to live rather than fear dying. Without hesitation, she accepts a photography assignment for a magazine traveling through England and packs up her camera, her pepper spray and every insecurity she accumulated since birth. Excited but petrified to reveal the news to her boyfriend, he intercepts with news of his own – a marriage proposal, leaving the lingering question of their impending nuptials as she travels abroad. Upon touching down in England, Andrea flops around like a fish out of water. The magazine’s staff – the idiot, the slut, and the mute – offer little comfort outside of a pint of beer until she’s assigned two blokes as travel companions – a tight-arsed copywriter and a drop-dead gorgeous art director with movie star charm. These two men help Andrea push herself beyond her comfort zone while testing the limits of her fortitude and her relationship with her boyfriend. The photographic journey becomes a comedy of errors thanks to unforeseen obstacles at every turn. As Andrea struggles to complete the assignment, she discovers the most revealing picture she develops will be of herself.

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The Prayer Box by Lisa Wingate (@LisaWingate)

When Iola Anne Poole, an old-timer on Hatteras Island, passes away in her bed at ninety-one, the struggling young mother in her rental cottage, Tandi Jo Reese, finds herself charged with the task of cleaning out Iola's rambling Victorian house.Running from a messy, dangerous past, Tandi never expects to find more than a temporary hiding place within Iola's walls, but everything changes with the discovery of eighty-one carefully decorated prayer boxes, one for each year, spanning from Iola's youth to her last days. Hidden in the boxes is the story of a lifetime, written on random bits of paper--the hopes and wishes, fears and thoughts of an unassuming but complex woman passing through the seasons of an extraordinary, unsung life filled with journeys of faith, observations on love, and one final lesson that could change everything for Tandi.

Buy this book: Amazon

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

ARC Review: Real Vampires Don't Sparkle by Amy Fecteau

Real Vampires Don't SparkleFrom the blurb:

Matheus Taylor didn’t ask to be murdered.
To be fair, the percentage of people actually asking to be murdered is probably small enough to be safely ignored, but he felt it was worth stating regardless.

His life might have been ordinary, but it was his life and he wasn’t done with it yet. Quin didn’t care. A seventeen-hundred old Roman, Quintus Livius Saturnius had a different view of morality than most people. Killing Matheus and hijacking his undead existence seemed perfectly acceptable to him.
Now, Matheus spends his nights running for his life, questioning his sexual orientation, and defying a mysterious new threat to the vampires within his city. Not that he set out to do any defying; he just wanted to be left alone.

Unfortunately, that was never going to happen.

Sandra's rating:

The title first caught my eye with its not so subtle dig, and the summary sure sounded very interesting, so I requested the galley. Thanks, Curiosity Quills, for the approval.

The book has only a somewhat interesting plot, what plot there is, but enough snarky dialogue to keep me entertained throughout.

Matheus and Quin, his Sire, have an antagonistic relationship from the start, what with Quin killing Matheus and turning him into a vampire, something that Matheus doesn't quite appreciate. Both of them are rather adept at keeping secrets from each other, and both pay the price for doing so.

The author wrote a character driven novel that relies on both Matheus and Quin primarily to keep it going. And while Matheus questions his attraction to Quin, and thus his sexuality, not knowing whether the appendage in question even still functions, now that he's undead, he also learns about how to be a vampire.

Blog Tour: How to Love by Kelly Jamieson

Today we shine the spotlight on Kelly Jamieson and her new novel

How To Love

available today from Samhain Publishing

From the blurb:

Relationship, no…but threesome, hell yes!
Ever since Jules’s new neighbor moved in, she’s been undressing him in her mind. Mike is the fresh inspiration she needs to make her erotic photography studio a success, if she can convince him and his equally buff roommate, Carlos, to strip for her lens. And maybe indulge in a little off-camera fun as well.
But Jules isn’t too worried. She doesn’t do relationships, but she loves men and sex—and in her experience, most men are okay with that.
Judging from the raw emotions leaping from the images in Jules’s gallery, Mike senses there’s a lot going on beneath her flirtatious, slightly cynical exterior. He and Carlos are happy in their committed relationship, but they’ve always felt there’s a piece missing. They want a woman. Jules could be that woman.
A threesome with two committed men? Sounds like an emotionally risk-free dream come true for Jules. But when they make it clear they want more, her deepest fears push to the surface, straining bonds forged in incredible heat to the breaking point…
Warning: The book features two hot men brave enough to climb cliffs, strip naked for erotic photographs, have sex in a portrait studio and on a cliff, and who have the courage to teach a commitment-phobic woman how to love.

An excerpt:

Mike turned back to Jules and saw her gaze had dropped to their clasped hands.

“Carlos and I are a couple,” he said quietly. “We’re more than just roommates and business partners. We love each other.”

Her mouth opened. And then closed. She blinked again. And again. Silence expanded in the room, pressing in on them. “I don’t get it,” she whispered, looking back and forth between them. “If you’re…then why…what were we…?”

Mike smiled. He released her hand and touched her cheek with his fingertips. “I guess it’s kind of hard to explain. We both like women too. And we both like you.”

Her eyelashes fluttered once again and her lips parted. “You…you…”

Release Week Day 7: Redneck Romeo by Lorelei James

All week long, we're celebrating the release of 

Redneck Romeo 

by Lorelei James

available June 18th, 2013

And all week long, there are fantastic prizes to win!

Day 7 - The future of the Rough Riders

Slick from Guilty Pleasures: Since I just finished reading Redneck Romeo about the last McKay man standing, Dalton, I have to ask who will be the focus of book 16 and is that truly the end? Because I have to tell you having Ky driving and into girls is going to open up a whole can of worms about when the kid's stories are going to be told.

LJ: No fun, I know, but no comment on Rough Riders book 16 yet...I'll clue you all in a bit further down the road. I get a bajillion questions about why I'm ending the Rough Riders series at book 16. And yes, I could probably write a second generation of McKays (Love Love Love my readers but you guys are driving me insane with the "When will you write Boone and Sierra's book?! Crazy rabid fans, I keep threatening that if you keep nagging me it'll be...never -- ha ha, yet I'd never do that because I want to know what happens too!) but I've always considered this series a western saga that DOES have an end. I've been fortunate that I've been allowed to write the books how I want, at the pace I want, with the subject matter I want--all with 100% publisher support. That is rare. Since the books have such a great following, there is that mindset to continue to "cash in" on the popularity of the series and characters. But I won't do that because at what point do the new books just become a rehash of the older books? I'd much rather end the series on a high note, at the height of popularity than wait until the series might be considered "tired" and I start to lose readers. Plus, I have lots of ideas, situations, characters and areas to explore in other fictional worlds. I hope readers come along for the ride.

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Book Blitz: Against the Ropes by Sarah Castille

Today we shine the spotlight on Sarah Castille and her new novel

Against The Ropes

From the blurb:

He scared me. He thrilled me. And after one touch, all I could think about was getting more…
Makayla never thought she’d set foot in an underground mixed-martial arts club. But if anyone needs a medic on hand, it’s these guys. Trouble is, at her first sight of the club’s owner she’s the one feeling breathless.
All sleek muscle and restrained power, the man they call Torment plays to win at any cost. Whether it’s in the ring or in the bedroom, he knows exactly when to use a soft touch and when to launch a full-on assault. He always knows just how far he can push. And he’s about to tempt Makayla in ways she never imagined…

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Release Week Day 6: Redneck Cowboy by Lorelei James

All week long, we're celebrating the release of 

Redneck Romeo 

by Lorelei James

available June 18th, 2013

And all week long, there are fantastic prizes to win!

Day 6 - Fun Facts about Lorelei James 

Favorite book?  This is cheating but I'm currently reading an arc of THE MISTRESS by Tiffany Reisz.

Favorite thing to do in your free time? Drink and drunk text. KIDDING! Hang out with my family, zip  around on our boat, catch up on my TV shows and watch the occasional movie.

Favorite flavor of Vodka? Pinnacle Gummy Fish.

Favorite pair of boots? A rocking pair of red and black Old Gringos with silver studs.

Favorite sexual position? All of them!

Favorite time of year? Summer

Favorite Guilty Pleasure? Oreos while I'm reading Entertainment Weekly.

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Book Review: Dark Space by Lisa Henry

Dark Space
 From the blurb:

Brady Garrett needs to go home. He’s a conscripted recruit on Defender Three, one of a network of stations designed to protect the Earth from alien attack. He's also angry, homesick, and afraid. If he doesn’t get home he’ll lose his family, but there’s no way back except in a body bag.

Cameron Rushton needs a heartbeat. Four years ago Cam was taken by the Faceless — the alien race that almost destroyed Earth. Now he’s back, and when the doctors make a mess of getting him out of stasis, Brady becomes his temporary human pacemaker. Except they’re sharing more than a heartbeat: they’re sharing thoughts, memories, and some very vivid dreams.

Not that Brady’s got time to worry about his growing attraction to another guy, especially the one guy in the universe who can read his mind. It doesn’t mean anything. It’s just biochemistry and electrical impulses. It doesn’t change the truth: Brady’s alone in the universe.

Now the Faceless are coming and there’s nothing anyone can do. You can’t stop your nightmares. Cam says everyone will live, but Cam’s probably a traitor and a liar like the military thinks. But that’s okay. Guys like Brady don’t expect happy endings.

Heather's rating:

My first book by Lisa Henry and boooooooyyy can that girl write!!

Can I start by saying that that guy on the cover is exactly how I pictured Brady. Such a delicious mix of innocent and hot! Okay, now onto my actual review...

"Dark Space" has me written all over it. I love a good sci-fi book, emphasis on good. When sci-fi makes sense it takes me into my head like no other genre. So when you combine a fantastic sci-fi concept with smoking hot MM lovin', DAMN do you get a winner! And this book is winner winner chicken dinner.

The telepathy between Brady and Cam was amazing to read about. Lisa Henry did a fabulous job showing the whole range of emotions that Brady had while being forced to share his head-space with Cam. His wavering between frustration, lust, anger... it just felt so real and so on point. I went through the whole gamut of feelings with Brady. I was totally in this story.

This book is also the most realistic gay-for-you book that I have ever read. I have really never believed that true GFY exists, but instead that the person was just "gay" and one particular person made them realize it. However, here, with Cam's lust and emotions fueling Brady's emotions... shaping them, changing them, I felt like Brady could have truly could have become gay for Cam. I also loved how Brady reacted to feeling attracted to a man. He really rolled with the punches, so to speak, and after some internal debate, seemed at peace with his attraction to Cam. There was no self-loathing about his man-loving feelings. It was really well done.

And thank you Lisa Henry for answering my smutty smutty sci-fi prayers!! There is nothing, and I mean nothing, that gets me going like a first-timer! Oh, you did not disappoint me! The way the sex was interwoven into the plot was just genius.

My only complaint is the ending. Lisa, this book was almost on my top faves of all time shelf. However, the ending was just so rushed. After all of that delicious, meticulous build-up, it just seemed like an incredibly fast way to end things. I actually might have preferred a bittersweet ending. This ending just seemed forced.

Despite my problems with the way things closed out, this book was just an astounding work of fiction. I loved it, I loved it, I loved it!

Buy this book: Amazon, Barnes & Noble

Enjoy everyone! <3

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