Review: Better Than Me

Better Than Me
Better Than Me by Emme Burton
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Okay, I liked this alright for the first half of it. It was interesting and the entire piece about the guy not exactly being single and whether they would end up just being friends or nothing at all did draw me in. I thought that what happened with the main character Biz and Neil was not all that uncommon unfortunately. Maybe not that exact experience but most people have experienced some type of betrayal in that regard in life. I even thought how she chose to “handle it” or “deal” was very common as well… Many people have to fall apart in order to put themselves back together, and to really learn who you are in life. Trust is one of the most difficult concepts there is. People, especially young people do not always understand of see how much damage you can cause another human being when you betray their trust. So, we are going along and as I stated I was into the story it, it was making sense… then we hit the 60% or so mark and it kind of got a little “huh?” on me. I did like the way that she ended up dealing with the difficult situation that she was put in, and I liked her original plan of action. Then we hit the 70-75% mark and that’s where things start to go down hill. There is all of this “drama” all of this insecurity and even though the characters are talking to each other and having these “honest” conversations… the reactions their expression of feelings feels so contrived. All of a sudden I was dumped into a damn soap opera. Then there is the bit on mental health issues, and how some of the events that previously happened are just brought up in passing and never really discussed it was just strange at the end there. I was going to give it a solid 3 or 3.5 stars but I absolutely cannot stand when a story falls apart or gets down right DUMB at the last 20% or so. Hugest pet peeve for me to invest that much time and for it to fall apart at that point. BLEH!

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Review: Lover Mine

Lover Mine
Lover Mine by J.R. Ward
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

John Matthew… Mmmm… Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm… Mmmmm… Okay, sorry, let me form some actual words and sentences. I really enjoyed this one. OMG, that douche-nozzle Lash… GRRR!!! This was some epic stuff. I did skim through the haunted house pieces and a great deal of the old country because I had a feeling I knew where it was going. I will say it was fucking heart melting to see how it all tied together in the end. I feel like I say it every time but it’s so true, I just love the Brotherhood!!!

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Review: No Panties Fridays -Part 1

No Panties Fridays -Part 1
No Panties Fridays -Part 1 by Conqueror Beast
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I found myself struggling with this book from the first chapter. I thought for what was supposed to be a natural and candid conversation/interview that the dialogue was trying way too hard. I admit that it is a steamy read, but I found the way that the characters interacted with each other to be too distracting at times. It felt like when you are watching a movie or show where the guys are thinking about what goes on at an all girl slumber party or in the girls locker room and it always involves some sort of pseudo lesbian action and unrealistic bull that never really happens. I don’t read books necessarily for the reality more often than not it is as an escape. I can enjoy a hot read as much as the next person… I didn’t feel like I was reading something inspired by Sex and The City, it felt more like late night Cinemax from back in the day, Red Shoe Diaries or something similar. After I rolled my eyes to the point that I feared they may get stuck I figured it was time to put the book down and walk away.

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Review: Falling Into Us

Falling Into Us
Falling Into Us by Jasinda Wilder
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

3.5 Stars

It was pretty good. I’m still getting over my head cold so I won’t draw this out. I think it went on a little too long. I thought that at times Becca was a tad bit self centered. To compare the loss that she and Jason felt to the loss that Nell was feeling was not very bright at all. I liked Jason a lot! I especially enjoyed the ending. Overall, it was good stuff.

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Review: On My Knees

On My Knees
On My Knees by Meredith Wild
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

4.5 Stars

This is my third Meredith Wild read and my first bump up to 5 stars for her. I absolutely love Meredith’s writing style and how she draws you in and really makes you feel for the characters. Even when they are doing things, or making choices that make you want to shake the crap out of them, you get it!!!

This was no different. I absolutely loved watching Maya grow and learn who she was and what she wanted out of life. Cam was delicious, and strong, and delightful.

The story is about a second chance at love and leaving the scars of the past behind for the promise of the future. There will be plenty of bumps and twists, vices, and people who want to use you or bring you down. If this story teaches you anything it is that you can dare to hope and dream. Things may not turn out the way you planned but that’s part of the lesson in the journey!

And if the heartfelt approach doesn’t make you want to read it… well then may I add that it has some scorching, smoking hot sex!!!!

Read it!!!

~**Cameron**~

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~**Maya**~

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Review: Dominic

Dominic
Dominic by L.A. Casey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4.5 STARS

This was just what I needed to read when I needed to read it. I’ve been reading some heavier stuff recently and have been looking for that next read that had a little bit of everything in it, and a lot of humor. THIS WAS IT!!!

Dominic was the hugest most arrogant asshole in life! EVER! I mean he was beyond douche-tastic at times, he was just straight up mean and wrong! And yeah you guessed it, I would totally have his babies! He was so freaking HOT!!! I loved Bronagh more than anyone else in this book. She had a sad back story as is usually the case and she retreated into keeping to herself and trying to keep everyone at a distance. Despite that — though there were times where I felt so awful for her and her difficulties or insecurities — she was in no way a shy wallflower. This chick packed a punch, literally at times, lol! She and her sister definitely have some violent tendencies!!! I also loved that!!! Most of the comedy came from Bronagh in this one.

The other Slater brothers… H-O-T!!!! I really didn’t expect to like this as much as I did. Now I am looking forward to their stories and seeing how some of the pieces we were given in this one for them work themselves out. Especially with Damien!!! The story has humor, underground fighting, heart, steam, crime, and drama. AKA – a definite formula for awesomeness!!!

(It’s also available to borrow from the lending library if you have Amazon Prime and are not sure about it like I was…)

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Review: Round Two

Round Two
Round Two by Lucian Bane
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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This one was… seriously-someone-call-the-fire-department kind of HOT!!! It’s still Hunger Games for the BDSM world and I am still loving that aspect of it but what was going on between these two behind the scenes was one heck of a spectacle…

That scene at 85%ish was enough alone to read the book. My goodness!!! Lucian Bane…

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Review: Always

Always
Always by Kindle Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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I’m trying to form the words to describe how wonderful this book is. This story was absolutely beautiful. I don’t care if you’re into M/M or not, there is no way to deny how beautiful Kane & Avery’s journey was. I absolutely loved that it spanned over many years. I loved that while others around them may have been hateful or tried to discourage their love that they remained constant and committed to each other. There story felt so alive and real and it really, really, touched me very deeply.

I laughed and cried with them and felt myself smile so hard at other times that my face hurt. I absolutely loved that this was also amazingly steamy hot and passionate and that neither the heat or the love were sacrificed in this one. It was a complete story with love and sex both in a way that we all truly hope and wish for; unconditional, unapologetic, consistent, and absolutely satisfying. I am just blown away! I doubt my heart could feel any fuller than it does right now.

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