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*ARC kindly provided by NetGalley and Premier Digital Publishing for an honest review*

OMG OMG OMG!!! This book BLEW my socks off…and my shirt… and my pants…

There really aren’t enough words in the English language to describe how unbelievably sexy this book was.

Please allow me to introduce you to William Maddox Lambourne and Catherine “Cat” Kelly. They are both gorgeous in their own right but William…Oh EM GEE!

“That face-those eyes. He had dark brown hair, wavy and thick and tousled. It was sexy hair. The kind of hair a man sports after he’s been rolling around in bed.”

I am picturing Chris Pine here, mostly for his strikingly sexy blue grey eyes MEOW

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Cat was smokin hot as well!

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Cat is a photographer that is going through a tough time in her life after to loss of her first husband Jace.

William is a billionaire food aficionado and is obsessed with getting Cat into his bed…and into his heart.

I have heard people say that this book is like 50 Shades of Grey but it is OH SO MUCH MORE! There is a lot of character development and it really makes William and Cat more relatable. I loved the relationship between Cat and her best friend Beckett…reminded me of my friendship with my best guy friend.

The scene with Cat, William and the pain au chocolat will go down in infamy as the number one fantasy that will keep recurring in my dreams…

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And I shall never look at a kitchen floor the same way again!ladiesaroused

There are so many parts of this story I loved, EVEN the cliffhanger ending (I cannot wait for the next book in the series!)

Some of my favs:

“What kind of burglar turned on the lights and cooked dinner? Dropping my bags at the door, I walked and arrowed for the kitchen. I stepped inside and halted because he was there.”

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“‘That’s the last time you’ll open your mouth to another man’, he said, his voice husky and seductive. I couldn’t stop the tremor of pleasure that raced through me at his sey tone. ‘From now on, I’m the only man that feeds you.’ My skin where his breath touched it fired in response, and I squirmed in my seat. His closeness and his voice turned me on, but I didn’t appreciate his warning. Who the hell did he think he was? Did other women tolerate this sort of behavior?”

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“I lifted the gift from the box and stood, allowing the floor-length silk dress to cascade to the floor. “Oh, Beckett.” I sighed. No one had ever given me surprise gifts, and no one had ever given me something like this”

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“‘Every girl, and some guys, I know would love to be in your shoes. Youre Julia-fucking-Roberts in Pretty Woman. But prettier, of course. You are William Maddox Lambourne’s girlfriend.’ Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. The comparison resonated. And the real question remained-was I the princess or the whore?”

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This book was seriously sexy, deliciously hot and over-the-top AH-MAZING!

Highly recommended for my fans of erotic romance!

5 out out 5 stars!!!

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Holy hell… I LOVE THIS BOOK! I felt the need to get that out-of-the-way right in the beginning.

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This book is a short 232-page read but OMG is it filled with all kinds of sexy…

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Makenna James, accountant, is having a downright horrible day…and things are about to get even worse.

Caden Grayson is completely terrified of dark and confined spaces.

Makenna, getting ready to leave her office for the day, makes her way to the elevator. She is extremely distracted and stumbles into the elevator. She catches a glimpse of a dragon tattoo on the hand of the man who catches her…

JUST AS THE LIGHTS GO OUT

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 Caden and Makenna are forced to fight the fear of being in the dark confined space. They must talk to one another in order to stay calm because neither one of them knows how long they will be in this elevator.

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So what happens when you’re stuck in the dark and only have your instincts to go on? What happens when you take physical attraction out of the equation? Caden and Makenna end up finding out more than just what they have in common. They find a passion, they find each others hearts…in darkness.

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This book was fantastic!  I loved every single second of it!

The fact that Makenna was forced to think about what it means to be attracted to someone was brilliant. I have often found myself attracted to certain people in terms of personality, but yet the physical attraction just wasnt there.

That’s why this story is so fantastic. Laura Kaye takes that part out of the mix.

Luckily for Makenna, Caden is plenty sexy. Tattoos and piercing…

YES PLEASE!!!

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Some of my favorites from the book:

“Tell me, Red, you gotta say it out loud. I can’t see your face or your eyes, and I don’t want to make any mistakes here.”

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“He crowded right up into her space, pressed his body against hers—trapping her against the glass of the door behind her, plunged his hands into her hair until he was cupping the nape of her neck, and devoured her lips with his.” 

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I highly recommend this short but sweet, sexy yet sensual, all-around good time novella to my ladies that are fans of romance.

5 out of 5 stars, as if you had to ask!

 This is a review for book one of the Crossfire Series.

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Meet Eva and Gideon, or as I like to call them “Christian Grey and Ana Steele-Part Two). For those of you that don’t know what in the hell I am talking about, read my review for FIFTY SHADES OF GREY!!!!

For all of the fans of the Fifty Shades series, this is the book for you. There is a commonly known fact about the world of horror movies; they usually follow the same kind of script when it comes to developing content. It seems that this trend is now carrying over into the world o’ books.

 The Recipe for an Erotic Romance by Nikki B

  1. Take one submissive woman, preferably with emotional trauma in her past
  2. Insert one devastatingly handsome billionaire, preferably with his own helicopter, plane or limo
  3. Add a heavy cup of BDSM
  4. Sprinkle in some insecurities and emotional baggage
  5. Mix well with sexual innuendo
  6. Finally, top off with true love

Sylvia Day, in my opinion, is a much better writer than E.L. James. The editing in the book is MUCH better and we’re not forced to read about anyones “inner goddess” (I swear to God, if I see that term again, I will spontaneously combust).

Eva is a 24-year old woman with a history of childhood sexual abuse. Gideon Cross is a billionaire and also a survivor.

Together, they will learn what is means to let go and let love. They must learn how to not only heal themselves but learn how to heal together.

I really enjoyed this book…like REALLY enjoyed it!

Gideon Cross is über hot…

“I had never seen hair that purely black.  It was glossy and slightly long, the ends drifting over his collar.  That sexy length was the crowning touch of bad boy hotness over the successful businessman, like whipped cream topping on a hot fudge brownie sundae.  As my mother would say, only rogues and raiders had hair like that.”

I’m picturing something like this….

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Eva…let me be perfectly honest…I LOVE her!  She gives me butterflies, possibly because I pictured Candice Accola the entire time

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They don’t get much cuter than this, do they?!  Ok, I need to move on now or else I’m going to start drooling…
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Gideon and Eva are attracted to each other from their first meeting. They both want each other and must battle their own demons and the demons in each other in order to build a relationship. It is a beautiful story of love built from mutual tragedy. I can’t say enough good things about this book so let me just leave you with this…
Some of my very favorite lines from the book:
“He was the kind of guy that made a woman want to rip his shirt open and watch the buttons scatter along with her inhibitions.” 
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“You forget who submits, Eva,” he said gruffly. “I’ve given up control for you. I’ve bent and adjusted for you. I’ll do anything to keep you and make you happy. But I can’t be tamed or topped. Don’t mistake indulgence for weakness.” 
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“I love you, Gideon.”
“God.” He looked at me with something that resembled disgust. Whether it was directed at me or himself, I didn’t know. “How can you say that?”
“Because it’s the truth.”
“You just see this”—he gestured at himself with a wave of his hand. “You’re not seeing the fucked-up, broken mess inside.”
I inhaled sharply. “You can say that to me? When you know I’m fucked up and broken, too?” 
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“I’ve told you before,” he said huskily. “I’ll take you however I can get you.”
“Whatever. Don’t think I don’t know you’re topping from the bottom.”
His mouth curved with unapologetic amusement.” 
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Do yourself a favor, take a break, relax, grab a glass of wine and enjoy this book. It is hot, it is funny, it is just what you need right now! 
I give this a 5 out of 5 stars!
On and ps…the series just got picked up for TV :))))))) I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it! I’m totally fangirling out!
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This book started off with so much promise. The book description had me HOOKED from the jump…

Emma lives a very self-destructive life, barely making her way through college. Her world is turned upside down after meeting Mr. Honor, her new history teacher whose idea of discipline may be a little too much for Emma to handle. While trying to figure out their new relationship, they also have to deal with the very real possibility that someone has discovered their secret and is trying to hurt them. But Mr. Honor is keeping a few secrets of his own from Emma.

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Ok, first and foremost, I HATE that the teachers name is Mr. Honor. I think the author could have been a BIT more creative with that…

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I liked the idea of an alpha male character and a school setting (this is the premise of a book im writing on my own actually) BUT, Mummert does a complete SHIT job at capturing the essence of ‘college’. I’m fairly certain that this book was originally written with Emma being in high school and having an affair with her high school teacher. I’m not really sure why the publisher or the author decided to change that, perhaps they were worried about portraying a statutory rape situation, but for whatever the reasons, there is NO EXCUSE for just going through the book and changing the words ‘high school’ to ‘college’… Which it seems like this is exactly what they did…

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There are so many G L A R I N G L Y obvious situations where I wanted to reach through my Kindle and punch characters in the face because under the premise of this being a college relationship, the shit just made ZERO sense. Like none. NADA.oh-heeeell-to-the-no

Let me best illustrate the nonsense that was this book by providing you with some epicly STUPID things that are written…

  • BELLS… As in, bells ringing at the start and end of class…

Umm, who in the hell goes to COLLEGE and has bells alert them to the start or end of class periods… People in high school, that’s who!

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  • PERIODS…As in, different class periods…

You don’t call them periods in college, number one… and number two, you CERTAINLY don’t have a ‘lunch period’

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  • CLASS NAMES…As in, English class, History class and so on…

In college, your classes arent identified by the subject they fall under. The names are specific to the content taught in that class. For instance, History class would be something like Early American History in college. This particular part of the story irritated me the most…I dont know why, it just did…

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  • GETTING CAUGHT IN THE BATHROOM, SMOKING… As in, Mr Honor seeks out Emma in the bathroom where she is smoking with 2 other girls from her class

Number one, nobody gives a shit if you’re in class while you are in college. If they take attendance, all they do is mark you absent and the class moves on. No professor is wasting their time to come and find you in the bathroom and then turn around and reprimand you for smoking.

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  • SIGNING IN…As in, Emma needing to be SIGNED IN by her Aunt for being late to school one day

Are you fucking kidding me?! I can’t even… I literally have no words for how fucking STUPID this is…

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I absolutely DO NOT recommend this book… It really is a shame because like I said, it had SO MUCH promise. The fantasy of a professor/student scenario is a must have for a lot of people, myself included, and this book completely missed the mark…

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Jocelyn Butler is a woman who has lost everything in her life…

Braden Carmichael is a man who wants what he seemingly cannot have…

Together, the two will break down walls, learn from one another and ultimately find a love neither one was prepared for…

Let me just tell you, I have a serious addiction to books set in Ireland and Scotland. I am envisioning a nice Gerard Butler-esque portrayl for Mr. Braden Carmichael…

YUMMMMMMY

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I imagined a version of Jennifer Lawrence for Jocelyn. Snarky, Gorgeous and a GREAT RACK!

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This book starts off hot and steamy, literally… Braden walks in on Jocelyn fresh out of the shower. YOWZA

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There are some lines in the book that legit almost made me drop my kindle in excitement, such as:

“Babe, nice lingerie is for seducing a man. I’m already fucking seduced.” -Braden Carmichael

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“We fuck, we have fun, and then we spoon. I don’t go home…” -Braden Carmichael

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And then there were the ones that just made me cry…

“Sometimes the clouds weren’t weightless. Sometimes their bellies got dark and full. It was life. It happened. It didn’t mean it wasn’t scary, or that I wasn’t still afraid, but now I knew that as long as I was standing under it with Braden beside me when those clouds broke, I’d be alright.” -Jocelyn Butler

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“I feel like I’m missing something really important when you’re gone. So important I don’t feel like myself. I’ve never felt like someone was mine before. But you’re mine, Jocelyn. I’ve known that from the moment we met. And I’m yours. I don’t want to be anyone else’s, babe.” -Braden Carmichael

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There is a really sweet friendship between Braden’s sister and Jocelyn and that too made me cry…

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All in all, I would have to say that I most definitely recommend this book. It reminds us what it means to lose the ones we love and our hope and faith in life…only to find it all over again in the least expected of places.

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