Wednesday, July 29, 2015


Belong to You  by Vi Keeland
My honeymoon was almost everything I dreamed it would be, a tropical paradise, turquoise water, romantic walks on the beach, and loads and loads of mind shattering sex. The only thing missing was the groom.

After seven years of coasting through a relationship with Michael, my senses were numb. A week of passion with a stranger was just what I needed to clear my head and take back control of my life. But how do you move on when the man that was only supposed to be a fling somehow seeps into your soul and steals your heart?
Rate & take
It had possibilities...I always like to think every book starts off with possibilities. There was nothing glaringly bad about the book, it's just that the language was basic and the characters no where near fully developed. I need to feel, to be invested in the story enough to care, to nearly feel like these characters could be real three dimensional people. This was not that. But, it might make an uncomplicated, o.k., beach read.
Readers note: This is book one of the Cole series. I do not feel the pull to continue onto book 2.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Sex - with plot on the side

Sleeping Dragons Omnibus by Ophelia Bell


Erika’s spent her entire post-graduate career searching for it. The elusive dragon stronghold her archaeologist professors scoffed at as being only a myth. Now she has the perfect team and has led them into the deepest reaches of the Sumatran jungle. At the edge of the discovery of the century, she’s finally about to prove to everyone how wrong they were. 

But when the seven intrepid explorers pass through the doors they’re barely prepared for the conflict of lust versus logic they’re faced with on the inside. Ages-old magic lingers in the stronghold, dictating that they perform a ritual to awaken the long-slumbering beasts within. And beasts that beautiful only awaken to one thing: the unbridled release of humans in the throes of ecstasy.

Series of six novelettes that include menage, voyeurism, masturbation, and all kinds of other fun kinks involving shapeshifting mythical beasts who breathe magic smoke and have very long, prehensile tongues.

Rate & take


Read the book blurb above, that will tell you all you need to know for you to decided if this title is for you, or not. As you can see from my rating I did like it. This ins't deep reading, but could be fun on the beach, just be careful not to scorch the sand.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Nothing New

Grey  BY E.L. James


Christian Grey exercises control in all things; his world is neat, disciplined, and utterly empty—until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office, in a tangle of shapely limbs and tumbling brown hair. He tries to forget her, but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist. Unlike any woman he has known before, shy, unworldly Ana seems to see right through him—past the business prodigy and the penthouse lifestyle to Christian’s cold, wounded heart.

Will being with Ana dispel the horrors of his childhood that haunt Christian every night? Or will his dark sexual desires, his compulsion to control, and the self-loathing that fills his soul drive this girl away and destroy the fragile hope she offers him?

Rate & take


First, let me say I was a big fan of the 50 Shades trilogy. BIG! I was so ready for this book I pre-ordered it and went to work late on the day it was published, just so I could start reading it without delay. Then I finished it. And scratched my head as to why this book was published to begin with. This story ran parallel to 50 Shades and conveniently ended just where 50 ended too...meaning I don't think this is a one off happening, I actual think the money grab will continue. I would think E.L. James has made enough money for a while, so this must be her publishers idea. Either way this girl will not be suckered out of her hard earned money for another one of these installments. I gave it three skulls because I still have a soft spot in my heart for Christian Grey, but I learned exactly 2 new things about him from this book...and that is all.  

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Light and sweet

Abby Road by Ophelia London


Fame can't buy her love...

It’s been exactly one day since rock star Abigail Kelly fled her chaotic life in L.A. to her sister’s home in Florida. One day without her demanding manager, paparazzi, ridiculous tour schedules, and recording sessions. For the first time in five years, she has the summer off. To be anonymous. A summer to not think about losing her brother...or that her once-normal life has turned into a mess of panic and heartbreak.

But all it takes is one twist of fate—to enter a stranger's surf shop while trying to dodge some fans—for everything to change.

Because the shop owner happens to be a really cute guy with an amazing laugh. With Todd, an ex-Marine sniper turned surfer, she feels things she hasn’t felt for a long time. Possibly never. But when the real world comes crashing back in, Abby is caught between the superstar she’s become...and the painfully real human being she longs to be.

Rate & take


A very interesting story that delves much more on her side than his. I still feel like there was much to learn about him, but because he loved her so well I overlooked it. This is a sweet tale with some bitter thrown in, but it never goes too far into the dark side (I was kind of wishing for it near the end - I wanted to see/read the aftermath of a certain someone once he was exposed). 

I think this is another good read to pack in the beach bag. Enjoy the sun!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Wolf +SWAT = A damn nice combo

Hungry Like the Wolf by Paige Tyler


The Dallas SWAT team is hiding one helluva secret . . . they're a pack of wolf shifters.

The team of elite sharpshooters is ultra-secretive—and also the darlings of Dallas. This doesn't sit well with investigative journalist Mackenzie Stone. They must be hiding something . . . and she's determined to find out what.

Keeping Mac at a distance proves impossible for SWAT team commander Gage Dixon. She's smart, sexy, and makes him feel alive for the first time in years. But she's getting dangerously close to the truth—and perilously close to his heart...

Rate & Take


Ah, ripped, hot, were's who save people everyday. Makes a girl just want to swoon. Here is the long and short of this book, no surprises, but the plot was decently paced and kept things moving. The wolves were at times a bit more basic than other incarnations, and sometimes the lead female lapsed into helpless/brainless female mode, but both of these were kept to a bare minimum. If you are looking for something quick and satisfying, tuck this tome in your beach bag and hit the sands.