Oh, who was she kidding? Emma knew that going to the tattoo shop with her best friend, Allie, would result in getting badgered until she ended up with some sort of needle piercing her flesh in one way or another. What she didn’t plan on was ending up face-first on the floor of the shop with a busted lip. Or doing it in front of the hottest guy she’d seen since…well, ever.
Mortified, Emma never thought she’d ever step foot back in Skin Deep again. But fate, with a little help from Emma’s flighty best friend and a chance encounter with a fudge bar, steps in. Now Emma’s torn between taking a chance on getting her heart broken by the enigmatic, gorgeous Lucas, and playing it safe with good ol’ trusty B.O.B.
Lucas lets Emma know that he gets what he wants, and what he wants is her. When Emma gives in and quits pushing him away, she’s surprised at how quickly the walls around her heart crumble. She’s even more surprised that her unconventional, zany family just endears her even more to him.
But no one knows there’s someone that wants her more, and they’ll stop at nothing to get her.
Jess Mackey is living a meticulously fabricated lie of necessity. She’s left the secret tragedy of her past behind along with who she was and is forging ahead with a clean slate. But Jess soon discovers that passion can’t be left behind—neither her own, nor that of the one man who sees who she really is…and whose unexpected presence may breach the peaceful life Jess has painstakingly created for herself.
Devin Castile didn’t expect to meet a young woman who may be the missing puzzle piece to his existence…and who is also the victim of a heinous crime. Devin convinces himself that he can remain emotionally distant even while indulging his physical desire for her. But when Jess’s lies begin to crumble in the face of their undeniable attraction and the truth is revealed, one of them might pay with their life.
Zeke lives in a trailer on the crappy side of town. He plays guitar in a band, drinks, does drugs, parties and is constantly fighting. Patience goes to private school, plays soccer and is the Governors daughter. Though it seems the these two have nothing in common, they do. They both hide a secret from everyone they know. A dark secret that has both of them broken inside. So when Zeke and Patience meet for the first time, they can see right through eacother. They both know the other is hiding something serious. Eventually their one chance meeting turns into several and they begin a relationship and both find out the horror of their secrets that they’re living with.
Wow! This was a really difficult book to read. In the summary of the book you have no idea what exactly you’re getting yourself in to. In the second chapter I was completely shocked and wasn’t sure if I could even continue reading the book. It was an extremely emotional read, and really makes you think about what is going on in people’s lives, or makes you realize that these things really do happen. It was a very sad story, but one with a happy ending. One of my favorite books so far.
Sophie Black’s husband has just found out she’s been cheating on him with her new boss Lucien Knight. What he doesn’t know is that Sophie knows that her husband has been cheating on her for the past year and a half. So now Sophie has decided to cut ties with both men and try to get her life figured out. Eventually though she finds herself returning as Luciens PA, while trying to keep her personal life separate from him. But once Sophies husband returns to their house, she has to decide to stay with her husband, or try to make a relationship work with Lucien, who never wanted to settle down with one woman.
Well I couldn’t be happier that this series is over. This book was slightly better than the first, because it had more of a story to it. Though, it was the typical, bad boy who refuses to settle down, then meets the good girl who convinces him that he’s lovable. Just wish there was more drama, or action to it.
Sophie Black is a married woman who is bored with her home and work life. Sophies husband is always gone for business and although she suspects him of cheating she chooses to ignore her instinct and trust her husband. So she decides to do something out of character for herself, she applies for a PA position with Knight Inc. Knight Inc. is owned and operated by Lucien Knight. A native to Norway, who has moved to London and built a wealthy company that builds adult clubs and sells adult “toys”. Once Sophie has the job, Lucien takes it upon himself to help Sophie not only come out of her shell, but also to use him as a way to get back at her cheating husband. Though neither one of them expects to fall for eachother, and when Sophie’s husband finds out, it all falls apart.
For one, I wanted to read this book because the authors name is Kitty French, and that’s pretty amazing if you ask me. I figure, if you’ve got a name that amazing, surely your book is going to be just as great. Not so in this case. The book seemed mediocre and didn’t have much of a story line at all. The whole porn industry thing, totally threw me off the book too. Just wasn’t my scene I suppose. Not to mention this book leaves you in a crappy cliffhanger, where you have no choice but to buy the next book!
Booklist: Starred Review!
This was a fun read! Unlike most romances where the relationship between the two protagonists is plagued by misunderstandings, and self-doubt. It is also an unusual romance novel in that the woman propositions the man. Martha, just widowed, needs to conceive an heir, within the next month, or the country estate falls to her rapist brother-in-law. Martha is a practical do-gooder. The rake that she hires to “give” her an heir, Theo, was exiled from London to the country by his father, for being a lay-about, money spender.
Both of them learn to be better people, Theo learns to take an interest in his estate, and start caring for people. Martha learns to let her hair down a bit, and get to know her neighbors as real human beings, Not charity cases.
There is humor and awkward sex. 3 out of 4 hot chilli peppers, as far as spiciness goes.
This book was recommended to me, by experts at the Reader’s Advisory Workshop I attended.
For fans of Fifty Shades of Grey and Bared to You comes the second novel in the erotic, fast-paced trilogy that started with Release Me. This sexy, emotionally charged romance continues the story of Damien Stark, the powerful multimillionaire who’s never had to take “no” for an answer, and Nikki Fairchild, the Southern belle who only says “yes” on her own terms.
For Damien, our obsession is a game. For me, it is fiercely, blindingly, real.
Damien Stark’s need is palpable—his need for pleasure, his need for control, his need for me. Beautiful and brilliant yet tortured at his core, he is in every way my match.
I have agreed to be his alone, and now I want him to be fully mine. I want us to possess each other beyond the sweetest edge of our ecstasy, into the deepest desires of our souls. To let the fire that burns between us consume us both.
But there are dark places within Damien that not even our wildest passion can touch. I yearn to know his secrets, yearn for him to surrender to me as I have surrendered to him. But our troubled pasts will either bind us close . . . or shatter us completely.
A city girl. A small town boy. A summer they’ll never forget. Spending the summer at her Grammy’s in Lilac Bay, Devon, is city girl Alexis ‘Lexy’ Edwards’ idea of hell. That is, until she reconnects with her childhood friend, Jen, and meets Alec Johnson. Alec is the kind of guy Lexy knows she needs to stay away from. He’s the village flirt, ridiculously hot and very dangerous to her self control. But there’s a problem – she can’t seem to keep him out, even though she knows he’ll break her heart. As Alec slowly strips away Lexy’s defences and the two embark on a summer romance she never wanted, their feelings grow to more than either expected. But nothing lasts forever, and reality intrudes. As her world is shaken to it’s core, Lexy’s self made prediction comes true when she discovers she’s spent six weeks surrounded by secrets. Kept out by her family and the only guy she’s ever trusted, she falls apart. And when Grammy tells her that ‘you might not end up where you wanted to be, but you’ll always end up where you’re meant to be,’ she has to figure out if her meant to be is back home in London, or if it’s been in Devon the whole time.
“I have a proposition for you…” Kacey should have run the minute those words left Seattle millionaire Jake Titus’s mouth. Instead, she made a deal with the devil in hopes of putting her past behind her once and for all. Four days. She could do four days! But she wasn’t counting Jake’s older brother Travis being there to witness their farce of an engagement. One thing is for certain. One brother is right for her. One wants a lifetime. And one is in league with the devil. She should have gotten Jake’s signature in blood. * This is a New Adult novel. There is mild profanity and some sexual content.
Harper Kane Olympic Swimmer gets caught up shady government operations, when her microbiologist brother Bobby is killed after he develops a serum that gives people psi-onic powers. Now the government that funded these experiments wants her dead, and they send in their best op Rome Lucian. Unfortunately, for the government, Rome realizes something is fishy, and decides to aid Harper.
This was a fun quick read. However, the plotting could be more credible, with less coincidences. Like why would Bobby be shot, the very day, the very minute, Harper arrives for a visit?
Adriana Trigiani’s “The Shoemaker’s Wife” is a must read if you enjoy historical fiction. The book was 20 years in the making and what a book it is.
The book spans two continents, four decades, two world wars, and two families whose chance meeting on a mountaintop in the Alps sets the pace for the adventures and misadventures of the main characters. It follows the Lazzari and Ravanelli families, most specifically Ciro Lazzari and Vincenza (Enza) Ravanelli from childhood through adulthood. The day to day life is enriched with the colorful and detailed descriptions of home, work and life for Ciro and Enza. The newly married couple strike out on their own to the Upper Midwest of America to the town where Ciro’s father lost his life. In the end, father provided for son in a most fitting way.
My father was a shoemaker for 30 years, so the title intrigued me immediately. Not to mention, Adriana Trigiani has become one of my favorite authors, also.
Maddie is the typical good girl next door. She goes to college, lives with her best friend, dates only gentlemen and is still a virgin at 21. The only not perfect thing in her life, is Ryder. Her best friend since she was 6. Ryder grew up next door and they’ve always been close. They knew everything about eacother, shared ever secret and were always there for eachother. The only thing Ryder didn’t know, was how madly in love Maddie was with him. Maddie would never admit to Ryder she was in love with him. After all the years he spent insisting he would never fall in love, there was no way she would tell him. But after much talk of an impending war, and attacks on the US, war finally breaks out. Now Maddie and Ryder can only think of surviving and making it back home.
Oh God! I loved this book! I feel like I haven’t read a good book for so long! It’s like breathing in a clean cold breath of fresh air. The plot was completely different from what I’m used to. It’s still a smut book, but with more of a story to it. Of course it’s another cliffhanger, but I’m almost ok with it, since the book was so good. I cannot wait for the second book to come out!
Sophia wins a post grad scholarship to Ivy College in London. It’s one of the most difficult colleges to get in to. It’s owned by Marc Blackwell, a very famous actor. He’s arrogant, rude, cold and very strict. He’s also very handsome and young. Sophia is immediately attracted to him. Marc is intrigued by Sophia, and has decided to leave the college to keep himself a safe distance from Sophia. He soon returns and takes Sophia regardless of the college rules and backlash of the public for their relationship.
Ugh, I’m so glad this book was short. I read it because it suggested that if you enjoyed the Fifty Shades books and the Crossfire Series, then “you would just love this book!” Terrible! This book was almost impossible to finish. I actually started re-reading a book I enjoyed in between this book just to make it through. Sophia was a pushover and rarely ever stood up for herself, Marc was an arrogant prick, and there was no real story with the two of them. It was boring and I’m glad it’s over. There is another book after this one, the I refuse to waste my money on.
Brooke was an Olympic competitor and had everything going for her. Until that fateful day she injured her leg in her Olympic competitions. Since then she has given up competitive running and decided on a career rehabilitating injured athletes. She ends up meeting Remington Tate, a bad boy underground fighter. She is quickly overwhelmed with desire upon first seeing him. He approaches Brooke with a kiss and gets her number. A week later, Remington has requested to meet with her and propositions her to go on tour with him as his employee. Quickly the fall for eachother, but not without some much added drama.
Let me first say that I read this book because of a review. I’ll quote the review “I am officially claiming Remington Tate as my book husband. I want to have little book babies with him.” Yes, after reading this review I knew I had to read it. While the plot was good, the main character Remington, was almost too scary for my liking. He had serious mental health issues, and it was just to bizarre to me that when he became manic for days, he wouldn’t remember what he did in that manic state. I don’t know, I mean even if the dude is incredibly good looking, I just don’t know if I could look past the mental issues. Seemed a little extreme to me. What I loved was the way they used songs to express what they were feeling for eachother. I though that was sweet and romantic, and I loved to find new songs.
Sidney has left her life behind for a new life at college in Texas. Nobody knows the horror she lived with, with her ex-boyfriend back home. Her friend is constantly trying to get her to open up and live a little by setting her up on blind dates. On the latest blind date, Sidney decides to try to force herself to have fun and finally let go of her past. But she ends up meeting a man she instantly falls for. Peter who has taken a job at the university is also running away from his past. What neither of them realize is that Peter is soon to be Sidney’s new professor.
This book was mediocre. I felt like I already read this same book twice already. Though some of the scenes in this book were laugh out loud hilarious. The squirrel scene, I could hardly contain my laughter. Which was enjoyable to read. So many of the same books I read are too serious, so it was fun to have a character that was accident prone and constantly embarrassing herself. Of course like many of the other books I read, this one was a cliffhanger, with the second book not out yet. Rather frustrating, but I do this to myself. I liked this book, but what I hated was the fact that Sidney never tried to do more about her abusive ex-boyfriend. Once she got the brush off from her family about him she never considered going to the police. I feel like that’s a bad influence for other women or young adults to read. Of course it’s just a fiction book and for enjoyment, but it worries me that women would find that acceptable.
If you had only one chance to meet up with your childhood sweetheart, would you take it? Even if it meant admitting that you’ve made some poor choices along the way? Ellie was forced to move from Georgia to California with her father when she was fifteen years old. She lost touch with her mother and her best friend, Nolan, for eleven years. Nolan has grown closer to God during this time, but Ellie has decided that God can’t possibly love her for so many terrible things to happen to her. They made a pact the night before Ellie left that in eleven years they would return to their spot in the park to dig up letters that they wrote to each other that night. Will they keep that pact? Or let the time slip away from them forever?
This book was emotionally and spiritually very powerful. God is willing to give us a chance if we just give him the opportunity to work in our hearts. I highly recommend it.