Archive | October 28, 2014

Exposed by Fate Tessa Bailey Tempting Her Fake Fiancé Julie Particka. Protecting His Witch Zoe Forward

Exposed by Fate (a Serve novel) (Entangled Brazen)


Exposed by Fate (Serve 2)  Tessa Bailey
Review from jeannie zelos book reviews
Genre: Erotic Romance
I’ve not read Serve 1, but that’s not a problem as these are standalone books, connected but complete in themselves. The action takes place over a short time, just a couple of weeks, so there’s no long build up, no drawn out sensual attraction, just a quick burst of Must Have heat from both Eliza and Oliver.
Eliza is out with her best friend at the friend’s husband’s club. She’s shocked at how turned on she is in the club, and when sexy Parker flirts with her, assuming she knows what she’s there for she’s a bit….taken aback. She wants what he’s offering, though doesn’t want to show her naivety in the practice. Her friends brother Oliver comes along just at the right moment.
Oliver is a kind of jaded playboy type, been there, done them all…and then he sees his sisters friend Eliza flirting with Parker. He’s always been attracted to her, and the thought of her with Parker has him seeing red, and between them they come up with this idea of three “lessons”, and then she can move on to Parker, having gained some experience. Of course once they start they get in deep, so deep that neither wants to give up, but can’t bring themselves to let the other know. Eliza thinks Oliver is the playboy of his reputation, however nice he is to her she’s sure he’s just toying with her, and will drop her once he’s bored.  Oliver – well, he’s finally reaping what he sowed, can see how the other ladies ignore the fact he’s with Eliza, ignore her as irrelevant and just a fling. He realises Eliza deserves better than him, and feels she’ll suffer a loss of respect of he tries to get her to stay.  He just can’t bring himself to let her go though, and they tread a fine line trying to prolong the contact.
Its a fun read, very sensual and erotic, though the BDSM element is minimal, so if that bothers you don’t be put off. I liked the characters of both Eliza and Oliver and was hoping they’d find a way through their problems.
Its a story I enjoyed but didn’t feel completely convinced by, and I’d have liked a bit more drama in the “down” part – the bit where it goes wrong. For me that makes the HEA so much more satisfying but that’s not for everybody of course.
Stars: Three and a half
ARC supplied by publishers.

Tempting Her Fake Fiancé (a Gone Hollywood novel) (Entangled Brazen)


Tempting Her Fake Fiancé (a Gone Hollywood novel) (Entangled Brazen) Julie Particka
Review from jeannie zelos book reviews
Genre: contemporary romance

well, I thought this would be quite a light read, and its not complex but it does have a much more interesting and developed plot than I expected. Sometimes these reads are very simplistic, constrained by the length requirements, but this one has some solid plots and realistic characters – oh and sex…lots of hot and spicy well written sex!!
I loved Stasia and wondered how on earth she put up with the jerk ex. People do though don’t they, beaten down but the constant subtle put downs, gradually losing all sense of self. In a way, cruel though it was, he did her a favour by leaving. Now she just needs to shake his arrogance by moving on. At the same time Evan needs to clean up his image for his career. He’s intrigued by Stasia at the interview and makes her a proposition which she accepts.
At first its all going to be very public only, and in private hands off – but the sensuality between them is steaming and Stasia thinks why not? After all she’s single, he’s hot and wants her and who in their right mind turns down a fling with a hot, sexy film star. As the week goes on though she learns he’s more than just his public image, and she gets to know the real man and fall in love. He’s equally entranced by her, she wants nothing from him at a time when everyone wants something, and he’s enjoying this genuine friendship, and of course how he reacts to her sexually – he just can’t get enough of her.
Then of course he blows it and poor poor Stasia – I’d have felt like she did…Evan didn’t mean to insult her but he did! His sister soon tells him and puts him right but can he make up for it?
I loved the way we actually got some of the film star effect in this book, so many I’ve read lately only pay lip service to the role, but this is set in the film world with media interviews, paparazzi and all the terrain that goes with fame.
Stars: Five. For such a short read its a great one, hot and sensual and full of a great story.
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Protecting His Witch (a Keepers of the Veil novel) (Entangled Covet)

Protecting His Witch (a Keepers of the Veil novel)  Zoe Forward
Review from jeannie zelos book reviews
Genre: Paranormal Romance
I was expecting a kind of paranormal M&B fluffy read with this – but its actually got a lot more depth than I expected. Its an interesting idea, this one of parallel worlds, and Kat is able to jump form one to the other. She doesn’t know why though, or why she seems to have some other odd quirks such as hearing people’s thoughts. It may be a family thing – but she knows nothing of her parents, and its not the kind of question you can ask without sounding nuts. So she keeps her head down, her fingers crossed and gets on with life. I really liked Kat, she’s not a weeping, simpering miss, but a get on with it girl who makes the best of a situation. She a bit out of her depth now though, when her “jumps” seem to have stepped up from none for several years to several within days. Not only that there seems to be some weird people out to get her, and she doesn’t know why or what they want. Throw in too that she keeps jumping to the one man she’d like to avoid, the one she had a really embarrassing but searingly hot one night stand with. He believes she cursed him, but she doesn’t know how to do a curse. He knows more about her world than he’s telling, trying to find out if she genuinely doesn’t know what he’s talking about – and they’re both hampered by an insane attraction that seems to leave them both with a desperate and raging desire to get naked together…anywhere, anytime it seems!
Matt, he’s his own reasons for staying out of the supernatural world, but it just won’t leave him alone. He’s been targeted by the group after Kat before,  and knows just how evil they can be, they’re responsible for his fathers death. Now there’s a deadline coming close for Kat to attend an important ceremony in the Otherworld, one she knows nothing about, and there are two groups wanting her. One to save the world by having her at the ceremony, the other who just want to capture her and experiment on her, dead or not…
The heat between her and Matt was tangible and believable, and the way he’d no intention of bonding with anyone, and kept talking himself out of the attraction for Kat, making excuses for his feelings, and then going nuts when another Druid tries to claim her was amusing. The story itself was realistic – within the paradigms of fantasy of course – and the two lead characters were good. I liked meeting the secondary ones too, Kat’s friend, the loud and proud gay dancer, and Matt’s brother and the other druids. Its a small group of people here, but they fit well together and made for an entertaining read.
Stars: Four and a half, a great read to escape into for a few hours
ARC supplied by Netgalley and publishers

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