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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Crash Into Me (Shaken Dirty) by Tracy Wolff

Crash Into Me
(Shaken Dirty - Book #1)
by Tracy Wolff
Kindle Edition, 268 Pages
Source: Ebook - Own

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A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...

She's totally off-limits, but this rocker wants a taste...

Jamison Matthews has lusted after Ryder Montgomery since she was a preteen. But now that Ryder and her brother's band, Shaken Dirty, has made it huge, she's just one of many pining for the brooding lead singer. Too bad Ryder still sees her as a little sister. Not that it matters. Her brother would never allow it, and the last thing Jamison wants is to be another notch on a rock star's bed post. Even if it's Ryder's.

Ryder doesn't deserve happiness. After his fame destroyed his last girlfriend, he swore he'd never fall in love again. So when Jamison, the girl he's been in danger of loving for years, joins the band on the road, he'll do anything to deny the sparks between them--even after one hot night together. But Jamison is determined to show Ryder that he's worthy of love--her love--and that she's all grown up and ready to play.


Jamison & Ryder

Ryder, Quinn, Wyatt, Micah, Jared (Jamison’s brother) are in the band named Shaken Dirty. Jamison has known the guys for most of her life.

Jamison has been in love with Ryder Matthews since she was 14 not that Ryder would ever think of her that way.

After Ryder’s failed relationship with Carrie he felt he was damaged. Carrie took her own life and Ryder could not save her. Ryder was not good enough for her.

Jamison’s life is falling apart. She lost her car, got dumped by her boyfriend, lost her job and that was just in the current week. Jamison tries to surprise Jared and the band but ends up being assaulted and saved by Ryder. Now with no other alternative her brother Jared has offered her a job on tour with Shaken Dirty to be their chef so they can eat healthier while on tour.

Ryder and Jamison become too close for Jared’s liking and tells Ryder to back off. Ryder tries very hard to stay away from Jamison but he just can’t.

After starting something with Jamison he can’t go back. Needs her touch, love, and so much more. Jamison knows it is just a matter of time before Ryder gets bored with her and wants to go back to the groupies and models he was SPENDING TIME WITH before.

As things unfold for the band it becomes more clear that Jamison is needed and loved by all. She is sweet, kind, caring and wants to make her own way in the world. Ryder’s character has trouble getting past his demons. I want to know more about Ryder’s childhood as the author hints at it but does not really go into any real detail.

Rating: 3 1/2 STARS

Happy Reading!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Book Review: Bound and Freed by Nikki Sex

Bound & Freed Series
by Nikki Sex
Kindle Edition, 388 Pages
Source: Ebook - Own

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Haven't you ever been in love?"
"You mean that stupid, insane, sickly infatuation one gets when they can't eat and can't sleep because they only think of him?"
"That's the one."

John Taylor is a beautiful and dangerous man, but also a deeply damaged soul, bound to his tormented past.

Kelly Flynn is restrained by troubling ties of her own. She is suffering from the "Fatal Female Flaw" when ordinarily sensible women fall madly in love with an unattainable man who can't, or won't, love them back. There's no possible way Kelly can ever break through John's defenses to the tortured soul beneath... or can she? 

**Note to readers - Even those these were individual short stories at one time I could not find 2-5 as an individual book anymore through Amazon. The Complete Collection book is the only one available with all 5 stories and is cheaper to get for 5 books.

Bound (Book #1) 

Kelly Flynn has a huge crush on John Taylor (The Basement's most dangerous, sexy, lusted after Dom). But Kelly fears and is turned on by his torturous tactics. She would never do the stuff that she sees his submissives doing. Or would she. Many of his subs tell her it is a spiritual act that they cannot explain.

After a fun night at The Basement with Dom Ron and after viewing a very interesting show starring John Taylor Kelly leaves for the night. Only those plans are interrupted by a power outage that leaves her trapped in the elevator with John Taylor. Kelly is claustrophobic and on the verge of a panic attack. She fears the darkness, tight space and John Taylor himself. This part 1 ends with John trying to help Kelly through her fear with distraction. FUN

--My take so far is the story is interesting with John's past and I hope we learn more of that story and the man himself. Don't know much of BDSM world only what is in the books I have read thus far but it is a temperature riser so far. You feel the pull to John and his ALPHA MALENESS. --

Freed (Book #2)

Kelly & John are stuck in the elevator.  John is distracting Kelly the only way he can, with sexual pleasure.

Kelly is soaring and wants to give John something back. As John experiences what Kelly can do for him he realizes he loves Kelly.

--At this part of the story we are not sure where in John's past Kelly is from but the author hints to the fact that John knew Kelly prior to The Basement from his childhood.--


Stripped (Book #3)

Kelly and John spend the night in happy bliss after being rescued from the elevator.

John hopes that this night will lead to other things between him and Kelly. Unfortunately, the next morning Kelly finds something disturbing and questions the entire meeting and the feelings that she has for John. And she leaves John without even finding out the answer to the number one question. Why????

I understand the Kelly's character is hurt but seriously ask WHY. John has not lied to Kelly about anything and he has answered all her questions thus far.


Punished (Book #4)

Kelly finds out why John had her file and feels terrible at her reaction. Being that John is a Dom and Kelly is a sub John punishes her for her actions. Kelly is willing to do whatever it takes to win John back. Kelly knows she was wrong and needs to fix it. A week goes by and both parties have been miserable without the other. Kelly is finally punished and John and Kelly talk about the events and about where their "relationship" is going.


Connected (Book #5)

We left off with Kelly and John moving forward with their relationship.

John has issues of the past and Kelly is just happy go lucky girl next door.

Some of John's issues of the past are revealed and how his mother and father are involved. 

Kelly & John engage in a romantic relationship and John meets Kelly’s family.

John is accused of murder and has to clear his name and upon doing so his childhood secrets are revealed. But he has to clear his name and take away Kelly's doubt of his nature.

I feel that this story has been done a million times since 50 Shades of Grey. Guy with a disturbing past with a need to DOMINATE others or hurt others, sweet girl just wanting to meet MR. RIGHT.

Series was ok but just need new storyline and not the same premise as everyone else. I have not read a lot of BSDM books so this one was a little disturbing to me. I just don’t get it really. Why would anyone want to be CONTROLLED or DOMINATED. I guess for me it was not as much of the LOVING FEEL I was looking for.

Rating 2 Stars