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Review: LAST DANCE by Jeffe Kennedy

Pure deliciousness. That is what comes to mind when I think about Last Dance by Jeffe Kennedy. Her very hot contemporary romance story is sure to set your heart and body on fire. This is the first in a series titled Missed Connections about five girls/friends. In Last Dance it’s Charley that is out to just scratch an itch only to wind up finding so much more.

Kennedy knows how to write a story that is sure to scorch the pages, while developing amazing characters with real flaws that make you want to shake them or be them. Mr. Mystery in Last Dance is dreamy and sexy and makes me look at carousels in a whole new way. I was just as intrigued by the hero as Charley was. It was quite fun reading this story.

In addition to the romance building between Charley and Mr. Mystery, we are introduced to a very fun group of friends who already appear to be very different from one another. I seriously can’t wait to read each of their stories. Last Dance is a fantastic way to start off the series to keep readers wanting more.

Kennedy delivers an incredibly romantic and sexy story told from the point of view of someone a little  jaded when it comes to love and a lot sassy. I really enjoyed the first person point of view in this story. Sometimes I find love scenes written in first person are hard to get into or feel, but Kennedy nails it (no pun intended) in Last Dance. It’s just as sensual and hot as it would be in third person.

If you are looking for an erotic tale that will grab you from the beginning and keep you flipping pages, give Last Dance a read.

Title: Last Dance (Missed Connections, #1)

Author: Jeffe Kennedy

Category: Contemporary Romance

Source: ARC received from Author

Review: THE DEVIL’S DOORBELL Anthology featuring Jeffe Kennedy

Wow. All I have to say is that if you like to read erotica, The Devil’s Doorbell  anthology is for you. Intense. Uncomfortable. Hot. Sexy. These authors know know how to engage the reader right from the beginning.

CVLvQqqU8AAFanyThis anthology is very diverse. Yes, they all have a theme to them but they are all very different in their style. While all are hot, some are sexy, some are raw, and some flat out made me uncomfortable. I am not your typical erotica reader, though, so that could be why the discomfort on the last part. I am more of an erotic romance reader where we have a build up of a relationship and then the intimacy between the two characters.

All of the authors in this anthology are incredible and the writing is wonderful even if the plot of some were a bit uncomfortable or not my typical style. If you like to read erotica, I very highly recommend you give The Devil’s Doorbell a read.

Reviewed by Amy

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About the Book:

Title: The Devil’s Doorbell

Authors: Anne Calhoun, Christine d’Abo, Delphine Dryden, Megan Hart, Jeffe Kennedy, Megan Mulry, M. O’Keefe 

Release Date: April 26, 2016

Category: Erotic

Source: ARC received from Author

Book Summary:

A woman’s pleasure is a dangerous thing. A primal appetite that, once awakened, can never be sated. A secret that gives power to those who know it. A magic that, once unleashed, can never be contained.
Some say the clitoris is the devil’s doorbell, set to summon him forth at the merest touch…

It’s time to ring the bell.

Here are seven tales of sexual empowerment and erotic defiance, featuring the hottest storytellers of erotic fiction.

Joint Review: OMEGA by Jasinda Wilder

My blogmate Candy has been reading the Alpha Series by Jasinda Wilder and after reading her reviews of it, I had to catch up, which is why you see two reviews of Alpha and Beta on this blog. I decided to jump in on her review of Omega, though, so we could bring you this joint review!
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Review by Candy
23677656Omega picks up right after the ending of Beta. Roth, Kyrie, and Layla are hiding from Vitaly Karahalios, who is now their sworn enemy. It’s not a matter of if but when Vitaly will strike to get revenge for his daughter’s death. Layla is chaffing at all the restrictions placed on her and she simply wants to go home. She’s even more bothered by Harris, who doesn’t seem to feel the attraction she does. Then in the middle of the night, Vitaly strikes and manages to kidnap Layla despite all of the security measures Harris put in place. Now Harris is desperately searching for Layla before Vitaly murders her. Will Harris find her in time? Will he finally admit his attraction to Layla?

Just wow. What another great book in this series. I was hooked from the first word and kept swiping the screen to see what would happen next.

Wilder does an amazing job with the suspense and action in this book. The scenes played out like a summer block buster movie in my head. What Layla did to survive Vitaly will give readers the shudders.

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Review: BETA by Jasinda Wilder

Beta by Jasinda Wilder was a crazy. Like crazy emotional and crazy violent with crazy people. It was emotionally charged from one end of the spectrum to the other. I was stunned at several points, freaked out at several points and a little turned on at times. And for some reason, Wilder’s books seem to have a positive affect on my husband (wink).  After reading Alpha and being caught up in Roth and Kyrie’s relationship, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Beta. But then I read a couple of reviews. And waited. And thought about it. Because the reviews mentioned it being a little darker. A little edgy or raw, which made me nervous because I am an emotional person and feel everything I read. I finally decided to go for it even though I was a bit cautious.

22041497The reviews for Beta are not wrong. It is darker. It is edgy and raw. Some of the scenes were tough to take. The evil in a couple of these characters is incomprehensible but I have no doubt those types of people exist in this world (I hope I never meet anyone like them). What Wilder does with this story is phenomenal though. She is able to push the lines of the subject matter and turn it into love between two people that grows even stronger because of the horror they encountered.

Roth and Kyrie go through some very nasty things. Things that would leave anyone broken. The love between Roth and Kyrie only goes stronger because of the hell they both are going through, had to go through to get back to where they want to be. They deal. They have never been dragged down lower than they are in this story so far. I am not sure I have ever read a story this deeply emotional before. I thoroughly enjoyed how Wilder writes the books in first person and we get to see both sides. We get to feel the anguish and despair through the eyes of the characters. But then we get to see hope and love and promise for what is left and what is still to come.

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Review: ALPHA by Jasinda Wilder

Holy book hangover! I barely have enough energy left to write this review. Alpha by Jasinda Wilder sucked it all out of me. I am fairly new to reading Wilder, so I didn’t really know what to expect. First person point of view is also new to me but I barely even noticed it since the story was so enthralling and moved along at a very quick pace. It was fantastic.

21491731Alpha is unlike any other book I have read. When I first started reading, I expected to be mad at Roth for the way he was treating Kyrie but I never ended up feeling that way. What I first thought was dominance and an unhealthy obsession turned out to be the sweet and romantic. Alluring. Captivating. I was hooked and there was no going back for me. Just like Kyrie.

Wilder does a fantastic job developing her characters, giving us bits and pieces of them throughout the story at just the right time. She allows the readers to live in Kyrie’s shoes to be swept off our feet by a handsome, rich, incredible man. And lets not forget taken to the height of ecstasy, left breathless and wanting more by an extremely skilled lover.

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Review: INSIDER by Olivia Cunning

n Insider by Olivia Cunning, having spent years raising her special needs sister, Toni Nichols has decided to spread her wings and explore the world. Her family ‘s publishing firm just bought the rights to publish an interactive biography on Exodus End, one of the biggest metal bands out there. Toni convinces her mom that she, not her editor is perfect for the job. Now she’s on tour with the band and she is so out of her element it’s not even funny. Especially when it comes to bassist Logan Schmidt.  Is Logan ready to settle down with just one woman?  Can Toni gain the trust of the band?

insider-236x360I have been waiting for this book for forever!  Cunning mentions Exodus End so many times in the Sinners series that it was agony waiting on it. It was oh so worth the wait though. I absolutely loved Toni’s character. She is such a shy,  introverted person with a big heart. It was great seeing her stand up for herself.  The chemistry between her and Logan in insanely hot. Logan took a bit to grow on me. He’s kind of an arrogant jerk, especially after the first time he sleeps with Toni. As the book  progressed, it became clear why he acts the way he does.

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Review & Giveaway: Break Me Down by Roni Loren

In Break Me Down by Roni Loren, Sam Dunbar likes being in control, whether at work or in her private life. That need for control lead her to training as a domme with the sexy Gibson Andrews. Gibson submits to no one and certainly not Sam, even though he has very strong feelings for her. When Gib learns that Sam was attacked outside of the bar she manages, he immediately tracks her down. He promises to be her lover for one week and give over complete control. But these two are fighting numerous demons as well as their attraction to each other. Will they be able to find common ground and love?

BreakMeDown2This is the first time I have read a book where the heroine is a domme. I really wasn’t sure what to expect, especially during the sex scenes. Not only were the sex scenes very well written, but I didn’t feel silly or creepy reading about Gib being Sam’s submissive.

Ultimately the book is about love and overcoming your past. Sam was orphaned as a child and never adopted, bouncing from foster home to foster home. Gib had a verbally abusive father, who still haunts him to this day. The two characters had a lot of emotional baggage to work through, especially Gib who saw his submission as a sign of weakness. I found myself cheering when these two finally found their HEA. Continue reading