Recap of Books Read in January 2018 (29!!)

I'm not joking when I say I live vicariously through books.  I love pretending I'm in a place I've never been or once again visiting somewhere I have been.  I love pretending that I'm a better and brighter version of myself, which I can do by placing myself inside the story.  Of course, some characters … Continue reading Recap of Books Read in January 2018 (29!!)

“Rush” by Maya Banks, #1 Breathless ★★★

Unfortunately, there were many, many "NO's" going through my head as I read this book. The hero was a selfish jerk pretending to be a dominant alpha male (he was actually a bit of a coward). The "relationship" starts off with a wealthy and powerful businessman, Gabe Hamilton, requiring a signed contract from his best … Continue reading “Rush” by Maya Banks, #1 Breathless ★★★

“Come Away With Me” by Kristen Proby #1 With Me in Seattle ★★1/2

    Come Away With Me #1 With Me in Seattle Audio narrated by Jennifer Mack & Eric Michael Summerer 2-1/2* Seattle photographer, Natalie Conner, is taking early-morning pictures on Alki Beach when a man angrily demands she hand over her camera. While she thinks she is being mugged, in actuality the man is a … Continue reading “Come Away With Me” by Kristen Proby #1 With Me in Seattle ★★1/2

“Dirty Pleasures”, #2 Dirty Billionaire Trilogy by Meghan March ★★★1/2

Audio narrated by Elena Wolfe & Sebastian York (excellent) 3-1/2* I snagged this audio from the library not realizing it was the middle book of a trilogy, so I was a little lost regarding why this couple was already married but didn't really know or love each other. From the bits and pieces I picked … Continue reading “Dirty Pleasures”, #2 Dirty Billionaire Trilogy by Meghan March ★★★1/2

“Unexpected Rush”, #11 Play-by-Play by Jaci Burton ★★

Unexpected Rush Play-by-Play #11 Audio narrated by Lucy Malone 2* Barrett Cassidy plays defense for the Tampa Bay Hawks football team. Falls for his interior designer, Harmony Evans, who is helping with a remodel of his new home. She also happens to be his best friend's younger sister. Barrett fails to tell the overprotective brother … Continue reading “Unexpected Rush”, #11 Play-by-Play by Jaci Burton ★★

“Overheard” by Maya Banks, #2 Unspoken ★★1/2

Audio narrated by Chandra Skyye Gracie Evans is overheard by one of her guy friends discussing what she really wants from a sexual relationship. Luke Forsythe is immediately intrigued. Even though they have always considered themselves part of a tightknit group of (platonic) best friends, he quickly makes plans for a romantic Valentine's Day weekend … Continue reading “Overheard” by Maya Banks, #2 Unspoken ★★1/2

“The Swimming Pool Library” by Alan Hollinghurst ★★★

Will Beckwith, a young man in his 20s, is cruising for sex in a public restroom when 80-year-old Lord Nantwich collapses from a heart attack. As others scatter so they are not discovered in a known location for cottaging, young Will resuscitates the victim, and in so doing, saves his life. The two acquaintances are … Continue reading “The Swimming Pool Library” by Alan Hollinghurst ★★★

“Tempting the Boss” by Ruby Foxx (Opal Carew), #1 Tempting the Boss ★★

I received a free download of this story from the author, Ruby Foxx aka Opal Carew (thank you). Bella is just finishing up her contractual time in a temporary job but wishes to be hired on as a full-time employee. Her boss, Mr. Elliott, calls her in to fire her, not due to her work … Continue reading “Tempting the Boss” by Ruby Foxx (Opal Carew), #1 Tempting the Boss ★★

“The Office Slave” by Opal Carew, #1 The Office Slave, #3.1 Red Hot Fantasies ★★★

I received a free download of this book from the author (thank you). This is, obviously, smut as advertised since it is Sylvia's boardroom fantasy orgy played out with four different men: Neil, Granger, Mike and Slade. Although it is a short story and fast read, the writing was well done in that you could … Continue reading “The Office Slave” by Opal Carew, #1 The Office Slave, #3.1 Red Hot Fantasies ★★★