31. August 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Adult Books, Fiction, Nikki, Romance

This Man Confessed by Jodi Ellen Malpas, read by Nikki, on 08/01/2013

The Manor, the very place where their passionate love affair began, fills with guests on what should be the happiest day of Ava and Jesse’s lives. She has accepted that she’ll never tame the fierceness in Jesse-and she doesn’t want to. Their love is profound, their connection powerful, but just when she thinks that she’s finally gotten beneath his guarded exterior, more questions arise, leading Ava to believe that Jesse Ward may not be the man she thinks he is. He knows too well how to take her to a place beyond ecstasy . . . but will he also drive her to the brink of despair? It’s time for this man to confess.

31. May 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Nikki, Romance

Relentless by Cassie Leo, read by Nikki, on 05/28/2013

RelentlessClaire Nixon is a twenty-year-old college dropout with a secret.

To Claire, Adam Parker is just another flirty customer at the cafe, until a chance encounter and seemingly innocent comment spurs a bet between them. The bet is simple: If Adam can get Claire to reveal the secret that made her drop out of college, she has to re-enroll. If he doesn’t succeed, she gets to keep her secret and he has to stop stalking her at the cafe.

Claire thinks she has this one in the bag. She’s perfected the art of forgetting her past. But she isn’t prepared for Adam’s relentless pursuit or for him to share his own secrets. And she’s definitely not prepared for her rock star ex, and her secret, to come banging down her door one year later.

31. May 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Nikki, Romance

Skin Deep by J.M. Stone, read by Nikki, on 05/22/2013

Skin DeepEmma has been drug into a tattoo shop by her best friend. She doesn’t really want to get a tattoo but once she sees Lucas, she loses all train of thought and decides to go with it. Lucas is co-owner of the tattoo shop and is gorgeous, tattooed and charismatic. He also gets what he wants, and what he wants is Emma. Though Emma can’t decide if she wants to take the chance on Lucas and get treated like she did in her last relationship. What Emma and Lucas both don’t know yet, is that there’s somebody else that wants Emma, and he’ll stop at nothing to get her.

I loved this book! Though nothing really happened until the end of the book, it was worth waiting for. Emma the main character was out right hilarious, and Lucas was the typically bad guy appearance, sweetheart underneath male character, that what any woman wouldn’t love?

20. May 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Nikki, Romance

Playing Patience by Tabatha Vargo, read by Nikki, on 05/13/2013

51He+kmsowL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-64,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_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.

20. May 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Nikki, Romance

Knight and Stay by Kitty French, read by Nikki, on 05/09/2013

51d5m0zwzNL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-52,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_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.

20. May 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Nikki, Romance

Knight and Play by Kitty French, read by Nikki, on 05/08/2013

51R3qOSeHjL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-52,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_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!

29. April 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Nikki, Romance

Promise Me Darkness by Paige Weaver, read by Nikki, on 04/29/2013

Promise Me DarknessMaddie 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!

29. April 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Nikki, Romance

The Ivy Lessons by SK Quinn, read by Nikki, on 04/25/2013

Ivy LessonsSophia 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.

29. April 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Nikki, Romance

Real by Katy Evans, read by Nikki, on 04/20/2013

RealBrooke 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.

29. April 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Nikki, Romance

Damaged by H.M. Ward, read by Nikki, on 04/17/2013

DamagedSidney 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.

16. April 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Nikki, Romance

Fever by Maya Banks, read by Nikki, on 04/16/2013

Fever-and-Burn-by-Maya-Banks450x338border-2Jace, Ash and Gabe are three of the most wealthiest men. Whatever they want they get. They have been best friends since they were 18 and have created a very successful business together. Jace and Ash share everything, even women. They prefer to have threesomes, them two and one woman. They do everything together. Until Jace and Ash proposition Bethany, a server at Gabe and Mia’s engagement party. Jace is instantly attracted to Bethany and is overcome with jealousy when Ash is touching her. Jace realizes after their threesome that Bethany is different. He doesn’t want anyone else to have Bethany ever. He is determined to make Bethany his, even if it negatively affects his and Ash’s close friendship.

This book was a little disappointing for me. I really liked Rush which is the first book in this trilogy. I hated how Jace felt like he owned Bethany. That he dictated what she wore, where she went, who she talked to. And even more I hated that Bethany wanted and “needed” that. I mean what kind of relationship are you in where your man tells you what to do constantly. As if you’re a toddler and he’s your father. It was disgusting. But that’s just at the beginning of their relationship and things do eventually change…thank God! Now I will impatiently wait for the third book in this series “Rush” and pray that Ash’s story is better than Jace’s.

16. April 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Nikki, Romance

Rush by Maya Banks, read by Nikki, on 04/12/2013

51l-iMx3taL._AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-46,22_AA300_SH20_OU15_Mia Crestwell lost her parents at the young age of 6. Her older brother by 14 years, raised her with his two best friends Gabe and Ash. Mia has always had a crush on Gabe since she can remember. She never thought she’d actually have the chance to be with Gabe, being that he always kept his distance from her and treated her like his own little sister. But one night she decides to surprise her brother Jace by showing up to his, Gabe and Ash’s new hotel grand opening, only to find Jace isn’t there. But Gabe is. Gabe pulls Mia aside, kisses her and then puts her in a car to take her home with instructions to be in his office the next morning. Gabe propositions Mia with a contract to be his submissive lover while keeping it a secret from Jace. Mia cannot believe what he’s offering. There is no way she can say no to Gabe, but what she’s afraid of is falling head over heels for Gabe and not surviving when he walks away at the end.

Wow! When you think you’ve read it all. I mean I’ve read Fifty Shades of Grey series, two of the Crossfire series, and countless very erotic, very mature romance books. But these so far top the cake for serious kinkyness (yes I just made that word up). Some of the scenes were even a little to much for me to handle and that’s saying a lot. While this book had a good story line, I can’t really see anything past the sex scenes. Some were really hot and some were so…I don’t even know what word to use here, they were just not my style. A little too much really. Nonetheless, it was a good read and I was more than happy to hear that there are 2 more books after this one.

16. April 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Nikki, Romance

The Bet by Rachel Van Dyken, read by Nikki, on 04/10/2013

51y5U55jTuL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-64,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_Kacey has know Jake and Travis her whole life. She grew up with Jake as her best friend and Travis as her tormentor. In their last year of high school Kacey and Jake decide to become a couple where that lasts up until her first year in college. Where they make the mistake of having sex and Jake leaves her thinking the whole thing was a mistake. Kacey never really got over how he ended things that night. Then one day Jake gets a hold of her and propositions her to pretend that they are engaged to make his grandmother happy so he can keep in control of the family business. Kacey agrees to go home with him for 4 days, not realizing she’ll have to be around and pretend to be with Jake in front of Travis, who she despises.

Travis has been in love with Kacey his whole life. He wasn’t intentionally trying to torment Kacey, he was only trying to set up circumstances where he could come in and rescue her. But things never worked out right for him. When he finds out about Kacey and Jakes arrangement, he sees his chance to finally come clean to Kacey and make her his.

This book turned out so much better than I thought. It was a little frustrating at first, and I wasn’t sure which guy I wanted Kacey to end up with. The relationship between Kacey and Travis was actually really funny. I loved the constant banter and bickering between the two. This book was short and sweet and a pleasure to read.

16. April 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Nikki, Romance

Never Forget by Emma Hart, read by Nikki, on 04/06/2013

http://www.dreamstime.com/-image22810719Lexy Edwards is forced by her parents to spend the summer with her Grandma in Devon, England. Lexy loves her grandma but would much rather be spending her summer with her friends in London. So she’s not to excited to be spending her summer in the small beach town of Lilac Bay, Devon. Lexy is off to college after this summer and just wants to focus on school and getting her education. She’s not interested in anything else. But she soon finds her resolve slowly dissipating when she meets Alec, the town flirt. She tries to keep her distance, but he’s persistent and she soon finds herself falling for him. But what she soon finds out is that her family and the one guy she’s ever trusted as been keeping a secret from her this whole time. She then has to decide if Alec is a chance she’s willing to take in her life.

Ok I don’t know if it’s just different cultures that made this book a total turn off for me, or the fact that Lexy Edwards seemed to be about the most spoiled annoying brat I’ve ever read. She just seemed so ungrateful and full of herself. It was rather difficult for me to get through this book. It may also be that she was so young and I’m not really into reading about teen love stories much anymore. Either way, the ending was nice, and I’m happy there isn’t a sequel to this book…not that I would read it anyway.

16. April 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Nikki, Romance

Falling Into You by Jasinda Wilder, read by Nikki, on 04/02/2013

41IRwEFGB0L._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-65,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_Nell Hawthorne and Kyle Calloway have been friends their whole life. They were born just days apart in the same hospital, their parents were best friends, and lived just down the street from each other. They’re as close as two friends can get. Then on Nell’s 16th birthday, her and Kyle decide to move their friendship to a relationship. From there, they’re inseparable. After graduation they decide to take a weekend at Kyles parents cabin. That weekend changed their whole lives. Kyle dies in a freak accident and Nell never gets over his death. Now 2 years later, Nell runs into Kyle’s older brother Colton in New York City and can’t deny the instant attraction and spark in their touch. Colton sees that Nell still isn’t over his younger brothers death, and decides to help her get through it.

I loved Kyle and Nell’s story. I knew that he died in this book before I read it, so after reading their story I was worried I’d hate the book when I read that he dies. But the love story of Nell and Colton makes up for Kyles death. This book was impossible to put down, it had me so emotional I could hardly see thru blurry eyes to read the book. Not only was this book a good emotional read, the bedroom scenes were even better. I’ll definitely be re-reading this book…or really my favorite “scenes”.

28. March 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Nikki, Romance

Just One Night Part 2: Exposed by Kyra Davis, read by Nikki, on 03/28/2013

Just One Night Part 2Robert Dade has gone from a stranger that gave Kasie the most pleasure she thought she could ever have one night in Vegas, to her firms biggest client. Has Kasie gives into Roberts seductions, she begins to war with herself on who she is, and whether her modest controlled front will stay up with her family, coworkers and boyfriend. Unfortunately it doesn’t, her fiancee Dave, finds out about her affair. He decides she deserves to be punished for what she’s done. He uses his upper hand at her firm and threatens her job and reputation if she continues her affair. Kasie has to decide what’s best for her, and find a way to keep her job and Robert Dade.

Ugh, I couldn’t be more happy this book is short. This whole warring with her two personalities is really beginning to aggravate me. The whole 136 pages, was some good sex scenes, a lot of whining, submissive, dumb female behaviour, that made me want to reach my hand inside this book and smack Kasie across the face and yell “GET IT TOGETHER WOMAN!!!!”

28. March 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Nikki, Romance

Just One Night Part 1: The Stranger by Kyra Davis, read by Nikki, on 03/27/2013

Just One Night Part 1Kasie Fitzgerald is in Vegas with her best friend. Kind of a pre-bachelorette party, pending her soon engagement to her boyfriend Dave, who she’s been dating for 6 years. Her best friend tells her she should sleep with a stranger, just live a little. Step out of her shell she’s been living in. Kasie doesn’t take her seriously, but when a handsome wealthy man sits next to her at the blackjack table, she starts to reconsider. After a night of wild sex, Kasie walks away from Robert Dade, thinking that is the last time she’ll ever see him. Until he shows up at her work 2 days later.

Kasie is living a normal life. She’s graduated from Harvard with a masters in business and has a dream job that her boyfriend helped her get. She’s reserved, quiet, has a schedule she sticks to meticulously. She’s trying to be everything her sister wasn’t. She’s afraid of disappointing her parents, boyfriend and coworkers by acting on her more “wild” side. Once she returned from Vegas, she started to find it hard to return to her reserved self. Honestly, it was really weird after that. She was literally at war with herself. Almost like she has two personalities that she’ warring with, and can’t decide which one to let loose. It’s all a little weird, and even though I can’t decide whether I’m enjoying it or not, I’ll of course buy the second book to find out what happens.

28. March 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Nikki, Romance

Wreck Me by J.L. Mac, read by Nikki, on 03/27/2013

Wreck MeJosephine Geroux, has had a difficult life after her parents died in a car accident when she was 9 years old. Since then she has been passed from one foster family to the next until she decides to care for herself at the age of 12. She lives on the streets of Las Vegas, homeless and lost. She eventually gets a job at a small book store and starts to make a life for herself. She lives in a crappy apartment, has a job, a car and doesn’t take crap from anyone. When she meets a stranger that seems oddly familiar and very attractive, she reluctantly decides to become exclusive with him and hope she can find out why he seems so familiar and hope he doesn’t destroy her when she gets to close to him.

Jo Geroux, has had a crappy life, and honestly she doesn’t deal with it well. She is beyond angry on how her life played out after the tragic accident with her parents. She’s mean, distant, and stand offish. But she’s also independent, hard working, and doesn’t let anyone step on her. I really enjoyed her character, until she started her relationship. Then she basically cried every day, and became an emotional wreck. Her transition from independent to dependent was disturbing. Though I did enjoy the book, and of course the sex scenes, I hated how it ended. Yet another cliff hanger, with no second book out yet. I swear this is the last time I’ll read a book that doesn’t have the other books published yet! I hate cliff hangers! It’s annoying to wonder what’s going to happen to fictional characters.

28. March 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Nikki, Teen Books

Barely Breathing by Rebecca Donovan, read by Nikki, on 03/26/2013

Barely BreathingEmma Thomas has died after a brutal beating and attempted murder by her aunt. Now everyone in Weslyn knows about her secret she desperately tried to keep from everyone. She tried to keep the abuse she endured by her aunt so that her niece and nephew would never have to be without both parents like she had when she was younger. Now that her life is slowly getting back to normal, and the whispering and staring is winding down, Emma has to make a decision about her mother. Her mother who left her with her aunt and uncle 5 years ago, is trying to work her way back into Emma’s life.

I enjoyed seeing Emma evolve in Reason to Breath, in Barely Breathing it’s like she has a harder time struggling to live a normal life than she did surviving an abusive life. She seems to be very self destructive in this book, and has no clue how her actions affect the people around her. It was very frustrating and again the end of this book leaves you hanging just like the first one. I thought for sure this book would end well, but of course it doesn’t. Now to wait for the third and hopefully last book of this series…*sigh*

28. March 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Nikki, Teen Books

Reason to Breath by Rebecca Donovan, read by Nikki, on 03/24/2013

Reason to BreathEmma Thomas is hiding a horrifying secret. She tries to keep to herself at school, and only has one friend, Sarah. Emma, excels in sports and her school work to keep her mind busy and to keep her away from her aunt and uncle’s home as much as possible. When she meets the new kid Evan Mathews, Emma can’t help but be drawn to him. Even though she knows she can’t act on her impulse to be closer to him for fear that her secret will get out and her future she’s worked so hard for will be gone.

I veered off of my erotic romance books road with this one, but I’m glad I did. Emma Thomas has been dealt a crappy life, and she’s dealing with it the best way she knows how. Even though her home life is a true horror film, she doesn’t let that demolish her dreams of attending Stanford when she graduates and pushes herself in her sports and school work. The love story between Emma and Evan is slow at first, but eventually she lets herself enjoy the company of another person. You see Emma step out of her quiet little bubble she’s made for herself and realize that the terror that follows her every step won’t determine every life choice she has. You see how she finally decides to let herself enjoy life a little even though she knows she’ll have consequences to pay for it. What I didn’t like about this book, was the cliffhanger at the end. It was brutal, but I was happy to see the second book had already been released.