Naughty Boss by Whitney G.

Naughty Boss by Whitney G.

Published: December 2016

Genre: Romance

E-book pages: 121 pages

Audiobook: 2 hrs 7 min

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Rating:

3 Stars

Summary:

He definitely wasn’t supposed to get that email….

Subject: My Boss.

Have I already told you that I hate my boss today? Sexy as hell or not, this pompous, arrogant, ASSHOLE asked me to pick up his dry cleaning the second I walked through the door. Then he told me that I needed to take his Jaguar to a car wash that was ten miles outside of the city, but only after I needed to stand in a never-ending line to buy some type of limited, hundred-dollar watch. I honestly can’t wait to see the look on his face two months from now when I tell him that I’m quitting his company and that he can kiss my ass. KISS. MY. ASS. All those former fantasies about him kissing me with his “mouth of perfection” or bending me over my desk and filling me with his cock are long over. OVER.

Your bestie,
Mya

PS – Please tell me your day is going better than mine….

Subject: Re: My Boss.

No, you haven’t already told me that you hate your boss today, but seeing as though you’ve sent me this email directly, I know now….

Yes, I did ask you to pick up my dry cleaning the second you arrived to work to day. (Where is it?) And I did tell you to take my Jaguar to the car wash and pick up my thousand-dollar watch. (Thank you for taking five hours to do something that could be accomplished in two.) You don’t have to wait two months from now to see the look on my face when you tell me you’re quitting. I’m standing outside your office at this very moment. (Open the door. ) No comment on your “fantasies”, although I highly doubt they’re “long over”.

Your boss,
Michael

PS – Yes. My day is definitely going far better than yours….

A steamy office-romance novella from New York Times best-selling author Whitney G.

Review:

Mya is caught between a rock and a hard place. how many of us have either had a boss or worked with someone who was attractive and yet, their asshole-ish tendencies made you want to ring their necks? All of us, some of us, none of you, someones lying. Mya, just like the rest of the world’s population, shares a lot of her life with important people, like her best friend. Now although people are constantly sharing their lives on social media, it is nowhere near the same as when we share our information with our best friends. With bestie, we go all out, and this is what has brought Mya to her predicament. I know I have accidentally text someone a message being meant for someone else. You might have a light panic attack once you hit send and the information is out in the inter-web, whelp that is exactly what happens to Mya, and the turn out is the best results Mya could’ve ever asked for.

Michael, Mya’s boss receives this email from Mya specifically typed up and shared for her best friend. Michael, instead of immediately shutting down the message received from Mya Michael takes the opportunity to make a move that he had believed would never occur.

The storyline was okay, I felt like the buildup was a nice pace. I was also glad to see that the characters didn’t automatically get hot and heavy with each other, the slower build up always makes the first contact steamy. I did find the CEO to a bit of an asshole, he apparently is so wanted that he has a different woman every day, for me that sounds a bit exhausting but if it floats your boat…ride the tide.

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Tempted by a Rogue Prince by Felicity Heaton

Tempted by a Rogue Prince

Tempted by a Rogue Prince by Felicity Heaton

Published: August 2014

Genre: Paranormal Romance

E-book pages: 252

Audiobook hrs: 12hrs 32mins

Rating:

4.5 out 5 stars

Summary

An elf prince on the verge of losing himself to the darkness, Vail is maddened by the forty-two centuries he was under the control of a witch and forced to war with his brother. Now, he roams Hell seeking an escape from his terrible past and the heads of all who bear magic. When demons of the Fifth Realm capture him, he sees a chance to end his existence, but when he wakes in a cell to a beautiful female, he finds not death but his only shot at salvation—his true fated mate.

Captured by the enemy of the Third Realm when the war ended, Rosalind has spent months in the cells of the Fifth Realm with her magic bound, forced to heal the new king’s demon warriors, and haunted by the lives she has taken. When she’s brought to heal an unconscious man, she discovers her only hope of escape has come in the form of her worst nightmare and the first part of a prediction that might spell her doom—a devastatingly handsome and dangerous dark elf prince.

Unwilling to fall under the control of anyone ever again, Vail must escape before the Fifth King can use him as a pawn in a deadly game of revenge, but he cannot leave without Rosalind, the woman who looks at him with dark desire in her stunning eyes and awakens a fierce hunger in his heart. A witch who drives him mad with need even as the darkness within whispers she will enslave him too.

Can Rosalind escape her fate as they embark on a journey fraught with danger and resist the temptation of her rogue elf prince? And can Vail overcome the memories that madden him in order to seize his chance for salvation and the heart of his fated female forever?

~Amazon~

Review

This Rogue Prince is related to the main character in Kissed by a Dark Prince. Both Loren and Vail are brothers, elf brothers that are royalty of their Elf kingdom. After the death of their parents and the great war that brought destruction to their land, the brothers set out to protect their people. During this time Vail met what he thought was the answer to a long foretold prophecy of a witch, who was told to be his salvation but turned out to be his worse nightmare.

Vail is then taken under the witches control, where she forces him to fight his only living sibling, Loren for centuries. Although the brothers grew up together and learned together, their fighting styles were always different. Vail, was still a stronger fighter than Loren and could have easily bested him when the witch would pin the brothers against one another, and yet Vail was always able to leave and break free before doing so.

This brings us up-to-date on Vail’s story. Captured after the war, the Fifth King has both Vail and Rosalind in holding cells where she is forced to help the one creatures that she has been told will be her downfall. While Rosalind is tending to Vail, she begins to peer into who he is and sees that he isn’t as terrifying as he appears to be but scarred.

During their journey, they each allow the other to see something they didn’t show to anyone else, and feelings begin to bloom. I think I liked the book mainly because it wasn’t an instant attraction, both Vail and Rosalind had their withdrawals towards one another, but as they got to know each other and the time they spent around one another, they began their quest to their true fated ones.

Is this a book you would like to pick-up, let me know if this intrigues you in the comments below. Until next time, be sure to Read THS!

Rum & Coke

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Title: Rum & Coke (Saddles & Racks, #4)
Release Date: December 11th
Price: $2.99 for release week. Will change to $3.99 on the 17th.

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Rum & Coke 

Not everything goes as planned …

Vincent Reed always believed he’d play professional volleyball in the Olympics, but when he’s injured his sophomore year of college, his dreams are crushed and he loses his scholarship. Instead of dropping out of school, Vinny began working as a male escort to pay for his education and fulfill his new dream of teaching children. Enjoying the life of luxury and travel, Vinny continues moonlighting as a male escort after graduation. He has everything he could ever need.

Everything happens for a reason …

Teresa Stewart never planned to get pregnant before she was married. She also didn’t plan for the father of her baby to die in combat before she could even tell him the news. Struggling to feed herself and her son, Colton, Tessa moves to Las Vegas where she hopes the cost of living will be cheaper and she’ll find a job in a popular hotel. But finding a job isn’t easy for Tessa, and a neighbor soon convinces her that stripping is the best way to make the money she needs to provide for her small family. All of life’s puzzle pieces are starting to come together, but Tessa knows something is still missing.

They say best friends make the best lovers …

At a bachelor party for his co-worker, Vinny meets Tessa. The sexual attraction is undeniable, but they each have something holding them back from moving forward. They grow even closer when Vinny becomes Colton’s teacher, and it seems as though all the pieces are finally falling into place.

However, sometimes the best-laid plans turn to hell …

Because murder will change everything.

I loved every amazing word of this book. It’s got all the right moves to captivate your attention and wanting to read it like crazy to see what happens next.” – Goodreads ARC Review
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Paris Bound Review

Paris Bound

Paris Bound by Summer Brooks

I met him in the city of love.
He whooshed by with his perfect little daughter.
I turned around.
And it took him a minute to steal my heart.
He towered over me with his flawlessly sculpted face.
Rich, powerful, and a doting father.
My nasty luck with men told me that he was too good to be true.
I wanted to turn back around.
To run for my life.
But guess what?
I stayed and shook his hand instead.
His mahogany eyes met mine.
Everything went from wrong to right.
Until it all spiraled out of control…
Shane Rodman actually wasn’t too good to be true.
He was the devil with a hidden agenda.
I fell in love with the enemy.
I crossed that line.
But like they say, the line between love and hate is a thin one.

No cheating and a guaranteed HEA!

~Amazon~

4 out of 5 stars


Review

*Spoilers*

Paris Bound is a short and sweet story where two people are brought together by a sweet headstrong 13-year-old, Shane and Kristina. Shane, a business mogul, and Kristina a fashion designer appearing at her first show in Paris are quickly swept up with one another, although they have different viewpoints on the fashion industry. With this story being so short, it was easy to get through, but it was a little difficult to become invested in the characters with so much going on in such a short time. I did like the chemistry between Shane and Kristina, but falling in love in a total of about 3 days is a stretch for me. I did enjoy the main concept of the story, with Shane being a single dad and wanting to protect his daughter, and by showing Kristina’s hard work and dedication to something she loved, was an overall nice set-up.

This was the first story I have read by the author, I may read her next book to see how things stack up.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving my honest review.

DNF’d Books

DNF, may seem like a bad term to some readers, but haven’t you ever just had a book that you could not finish? Well I have plenty. I try not to make it a habit to dnf a book, once I begin one I truly try to finish it, but there are some books I just cant not push through. Here are my list of books that I have not finished since the beginning of the year, hopefully I’ll be able to finish them by the end of the year…but not likely.

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The Seduction Review

The Seduction by Roxy Sloane

Published: February 2015 Genre: Romance, Erotica

E-book, 187 pages

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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The Seducer, has made a life for himself doing what he does best…seducing. He takes in clients from all sorts of walks of life, some wanting to gain dirt on their competitor, and even those trying to get out of divorces. You could say that the Seducer does his own kind of private eye work. The Seducer is given a new job, Keely Fawes but unlike his other jobs this one takes a bit harder to crack than others. Keely Fawes, is a good girl, she goes to work, busts her ass, works overtime and does it all again the next day just to cover the bills. But when the Seducer comes along, there’ll be more on her mind than her normal busy schedule.

Hi, my name is Cydney and I am addicted to steamy romance books. Okay, now that I got that off of my chest lets begin. Vaughn, our Seducer is your book boyfriend dream come true,  he has a strong personality, he obviously has a nice body, and he says everything you didn’t think you wanted to hear. From the beginning chapters you are swept up in the sensual whispers Vaughn uses for Keely, and like every good girl Keely stays away, physically that is. The basis of the story is built on Keely and Vaughn’s relationship but there is background noise worth listening to. As the background continues to move forward, although Vaughn and Keely are at a stand still you are continuously drawn in by the sensual air of the two. Keely learns a lot about herself, and tries to learn more about Vaughn but with him using his ultimate super power, its difficult to get anywhere except to the bedroom. If you are looking for a hot, steamy number this is it, but fair warning this is a series, I know, I know I can’t stand them either…but I just can’t help myself.

One Shade of Gray Review

One Shade of Grey by Monica Corwin

Published: October 2017 Genre: Romance, Gothic Romance, Literature Fiction

E-book, 219 pages

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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This book is based off of a tall telling of The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde, which was originally  in June of 1890 apart of the Philosophical Fiction genre. When the book was first published it brought on a lot of negativity as far as rumors on the character Dorian being of terrible immoral character as well as a bad influence and somewhat corrupting. Now, I personally have not read the original, but after doing some research I think I will take a chance and see what all of the fuss was about.

Back to the present, Monica Corwin, being a fan of the original telling wanted to put her own spin on the scandalous book, and bring into the new age. I personally found Dorian very difficult to not like. He automatically appeared as the good guy just wanting a chance with a woman, and how often does that not happen in real life? I enjoyed Dorian his mannerisms were a little old school, (which makes sense) but who doesn’t want to be treated respectfully and pampered? On to Sybil, I mean Izzy. Izzy sounded like an everyday working woman, out trying to accomplish things and not get blisters. Corwin wrote Izzy in a very relative manner, I could see myself responding to Dorian’s advances, and I could also agree with her actions and train of thought. The steam between Dorian and Izzy was palpable and I just couldn’t put my phone down, always a difficult thing to do when you’re at work.

Monica Corwin did a good job on this rendition, so much so I have added the original to my tbr list. I may be reading a couple more of Corwins’ standalone books, she may have just gained a new follower.

Claimed by a Demon King Review

Claimed by a Demon King (Book #2 Eternal Mates) by Felicity Heaton

Published:  February 2014, Genre: Paranormal Romance

E-book, Pages: 269

Rating: 4 out of 5

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King Thorne and Sable first met in Book 1 of the series of Eternal Mates. Upon there first encounter Thorne and Sable both found each other attractive, but Thorne new from the moment he set eyes on Sable that she was his fated one. Sable a “human” was thrust into wars in hell because of her friend Olivia whom we learned about in Book 1 kissed by a Dark Prince. Sable, is working towards commander at Archangel she and a team of hunters are preparing for a war in the Third Realm. This war brings Sable and Thorne together they have to fight side by side to save Thornes’ kingdom in the third realm. Where war is coming upon them the attraction between the two become unbearable, and their passion explodes and they find themselves falling even harder for one another.

I really enjoyed the story line I did find some of the events a little predictable but was also kept on my toes. I loved Thorne, he was very woo worthy, but Sable at times appeared hard to deal with. The only thing I was left wondering was information Sable came upon. Heaton does not conclude this information, and I am hoping to finding out what this new information means to Sable.

The Dark Ones by Rachel Van Dyken

The Dark Ones by Rachel Van Dyken
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Publishing Date: August 2015
Stars: 3.5/5. E-book, # of pages:248
 
For all her life Genesis has been training and studying foe the Counsel. This Counsel is made up of a Vampire, Werewolf, Siren, and a Dark One. Now Genesis has been raised to think that she is to teach the children of the supernatural world to keep them up to date with the human world. When Genesis number is called, educating supernatural babies are the last of her duties.
Throughout the book I never felt a true connection to any of the characters. I did enjoy the romance within the book, although the details were kept at a minimal. There were a couple of twists within the story line that were a nice touch. I would have loved to get a little more background on the main characters, it would have helped with building there backgrounds, but she did provide enough to spark my curiosity.
Overall I would say that I enjoyed the book and liked it enough to want to pick-up the next in the series.
 
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The Red Wife Review

The Red Wife (The Without Rules Series: Book Two) by Tyffani Clark Kemp

Published: February 7, 2014, Genre: Adult Erotica

E-book, 279 pages

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

SPOILER ALERT!

Misspelled words, misused vocabulary and incorrect punctuation litter the book.

Mariss Red, and Sebastian Boa that is really what the second book is about. The author changes the entire spectrum of the story, instead of there being a feud between the husband and their threesome partner the author decides to kill off the husband so that Mariss and Sebastian could be together. I really was not happy with the way this portion of the story turns out. I will admit that I did kind of see this happening, maybe not the attack on Holden but I knew some way he was going to be written out of the picture. Poor Mariss, she was put through so much in this book the loss of her husband and the nervous break downs, yes plural, and the surprise pregnancy and loss of Holden and Mariss’s child. I think the author was going for a lot of dramatic twists and turns but I just felt as if the world was ganging up on poor Mrs. Red.

Throughout this book Mariss shows off a lot of her acquired skills from her pass time, I can understand the reaction she was feeling with the world pinned against her and the Sebastian Boa never backing down. I felt a lack of depth with the characters, everyone appears to be very one sided I know there will be growth or an attempt of it in the next book, but I would have loved to read more about Sebastian and his promiscuous ways, maybe learn why he wants to sleep with anything that bats their eyelashes. Speaking of Sebastian, I could not stand the fact that he was sleeping with Brenda, she was so exasperating. Brenda was supposed to be older than Sebastian’s mother, and yet she acted as if she were a child. For Brenda to know and understand how Sebastian lives his life with multiple women around she should really have stepped off her high horse with her nagging, and pure jealousy.

Overall the story needed a little more work, I would have liked to see more interactions between Holden and Sebastian maybe a little more tug of war instead of offing Holden as soon as she got the chance. There were a lot of chapters that seemed to repeat, Mariss says no, Sebastian pushes, they end up fooling around, on and on. Let’s face it, we all knew Mariss and Sebastian were going to end up together, I just wish we could see some time in between her grieving and hooking up with Sebastian. He still could’ve come in and saved the day but from afar.

 

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Calamity Rayne Gets a Life Review

Calamity Rayne Gets a Life by Lydia Michaels

Pages: 382 (Amazon Kindle)

Rating: 5 stars

Rayne Meyers (Calamity Rayne) is a thirty-year-old trying to get her life together, aren’t we all? I thoroughly enjoyed the book, the fact that Rayne looks at her life and all that she has done and realizes that she needs to change the career path that she is currently stuck in, is something a lot of people can easily relate to. Rayne then decides to take a chance and reach out for an interview with the well-known Davenport family as a personal assistant.  Rayne, not being the best at making choices and sticking to them, or filtering what she says, as well as inexperience in the field she does her best to make a good impression on her new boss. The glorious wrench that is thrown into her plans goes by the name of Hale Davenport, yes, the son of her boss.

Hale Davenport is a charming, well educated, and wealthy thirty-year-old, who also just so happens to be the son of Raynes’ boss. Hales’ plans are offset by Calamity Rayne herself, the passion that sparks between the two of them comes on thick right off the bat, but you are given a chance to see what truly lies beneath the heat of their relationship. Hale and Rayne are certainly opposites, but don’t they say opposites attract?

I love the style of writing from Lydia Michaels, I enjoy how she plays on the everyone’s insecurities, but shows their strengths as well. Rayne always expressed situations she wasn’t comfortable with but always put forth the effort when needed. Rayne is someone we can relate to at any age, we all have moments where we don’t feel all to comfortable, Rayne shows just how normal it is. Hale turns out to be the perfect gentleman and while everyone has their own past and issues to work on, Hale takes care of his in an amazing way.

This was given to me as an arc read for an honest review.

I will be reading Calamity Rayne Back Again soon and will be posting a review as soon as I finish the book. I am excited to see what decisions Rayne makes and what path she is led down.

What’s on my Bookshelf Tuesdays?

As promised here is the first post of Read TH*S new Tuesday tradition.

Summary
The Man Without Rules, by Tyffani Clark Kemp,
this book is apart of my nook bookshelf. This steamy story is the beginning of a heart gripping romance that expands over two more books. Sebastian, Mariss, and Holden, the three true main characters will have you constantly questioning yourself as their stories begin to weave in and out around one anothers lives. This book is told from Sebasrians perspective, which gives us a little insight on his mindset and sexlife. Sebastian Boa is a model who gets whatever woman he wants, while Mariss Red is happily married to Holden Red and the proud owner of The Red Wife Club. Holden Red, is a professional basketball player who is constantly traveling for work. On one night their three lives clash in a hot ménage à trois that shows up in the beginning of the book, what happens afterwards is where the true story lies. This book has temptation, love, lust, romance, passion and much more. You will love and hate the main characters, but find that you want to figure out what else is going to happen.

My Thoughts
The book has some mistakes, words that are misspelled and some punctuation problems. Although there are errors they do not completely ruin the book. Holden the husband is away a lot due to playing professional Basketball, I found some of those areas impossible to believe. Yes Basketball players do travel, but many times wives go to show support, Kemp never spoke of Mariss going to a game or even reflecting on games she maybe attended in the past. I understand that Kemp wanted to make a book that had the temptation seeping through, but some moments were a little predictive. I did continue and finish the series, if you want to find out what happens to Sebastian, Mariss, and Holden I don’t think it will be a complete waste of time.

Let me know what you guys think. Do you want spoilers, more information, would you like a summary type of review on the next two books? Will you pick up the book, or is this a pass? If you’ve read the book/series did you fall for Sebastian? Did you understand the struggle Mariss had? Would you knowingly cheat? Comment below.

~T~

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New Traditions

Good Morning TH*S readers. I would like to start a new tradition involving books of course. Every Tuesday, I will post book/books on my bookshelf either physical or electronic. I will include a short summary and what I loved/liked/disliked etc. Let me know if you would like for me to include extra information.

Thanks,
TH*S Readers