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Review: SINCE LAST CHRISTMAS by Jeffe Kennedy

I recently finished Since Last Christmas by Jeffe Kennedy and all I can think about is that I want more. It was so hard to put down! Since Last Christmas is the 3rd book in the Missed Connections series and follows Amy and Jon (and a little of Brad). I enjoyed the fact that the characters are not your typical romance heroes and heroines. They seem more like regular people – almost like I was listening to Amy tell me about her past few months over drinks or something. The characters seem human. They have their quirks and flaws.

Amy has her life planned out, or at least her next year. She knows just how she will be proposed to. How she will spend the next few months of her life. Everything will be perfect. Until it’s not. When things don’t work out the way she expects, she is lost. But is quickly found by someone she never thought about.

Kennedy is such a fantastic storyteller. Since Last Christmas is interesting, the pacing is on point, and I just fell in love with the characters and their lives. The romance between Jon and Amy is so awesome to follow. It was fun to hang out with them and I really want to be friends with the Fab 5!

Getting to catch up with characters from past books in the series is always wonderful and I look forward to the next few stories with Ice and Julie. Missed Connections is an amazing series and while it is enjoyed more (in my opinion) by reading in order, you can read any of them on their own. If you are looking for a contemporary romance that is different than many you read about, Give Since Last Christmas a try!

Title: Since Last Christmas (Missed Connections, #3)

Author: Jeffe Kennedy

Category: Contemporary Romance

Source: Copy received from Author

 

 

Review: WITH A PRINCE by Jeffe Kennedy

Do you ever love a story but not know how to really describe it to someone because of it’s simplicity but complexity all in one? With a Prince by Jeffe Kennedy is just that for me. It’s the second book in the Missed Connections series, is a boy meets girl and falls in love tale, but has such a different feel and uniqueness that it is hard to put into words. For the purpose of this review, I’ll do my best.

Marcia is looking for prince charming. The handsome, All-American boy, that sweeps Marcia off her feet. She has such high standards for this prince as all innocent, little girls have. It’s just that most girls let go of that dream as they grow up. Marcia hasn’t. So when she meets light hair, blue eyed, handsome Gabriel on the train, she is thrown for a loop. Until she suspects it’s a set-up.

A little later, Damien and Marcia literally run into one another. He is the opposite of what she sees herself falling for. His clothes are all black, his hair is black with a unique style, he wears lots of piercings, has tattoos and rides a custom motorcycle. But, what the heck? He is a nice guy who wants to make up for knocking Marcia over so why not meet him for a drink? From there, things get interesting.

I love how With a Prince breaks through stereotypes and teaches us all to open our minds to love. We fall for the guy or girl who is completely unlike the one in our expectations or dreams. Our hearts guide us. Kennedy is a fabulous story teller and I always fall in love with her characters. She hooked me in from the first page of With a Prince. I thoroughly enjoyed Damien’s and Marcia’s romance as it was so sexy and sensual (fabulous descriptions of smells!) and deliciously sweet at the same time. If you are looking for a short, sexy, entertaining contemporary romance, give With a Prince a read.

Title: With a Prince (Missed Connections, #2)

Author: Jeffe Kennedy

Category: Contemporary Romance

Source: ARC received from Author

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.

Review: UNDER CONTRACT by Jeffe Kennedy

When I finished Under Contract by Jeffe Kennedy, I was conflicted. I loved the book and disliked the book. Let me explain. I have always loved Kennedy’s erotic romance books. She introduced me to the world of BDSM in a way that made me see a different side of it than I originally believed. A side that can be shared between two consensual adults. A side where each of them enjoy it immensely. However, in Under Contract, I just didn’t enjoy those scenes as I have in the past. Maybe my tastes are changing? I still found myself flying through the book, having a tough time putting it down.

25542982Ryan is a very wealthy businessman. Celestina has recently been let go from her job and raising her two nieces and has no money. Ryan is attracted to Celestina but is worried she won’t be into his eclectic sexual tastes. The entire time I was reading this I thought of the movie Indecent Proposal with Robert Redford and Demi Moore. Just take away the husband and add a little bondage. One thing about Kennedy’s books, though – her characters are real. They have real emotions and when we balk at something in the book, they do too. Celestina thinks the offer is ridiculous, just as most of us would. Kennedy’s characters are always so multi-layered and getting to know them and what makes them tick is usually the most interesting aspect of her books to me. This is why I loved the book. The realness of it. The emotions from the characters and watching them overcome some pretty big challenges.

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