The Girl In The Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz, Stieg Larsson (Creator) Book Review

The Girl In The Spider’s Web by  David Lagercrantz, Stieg Larsson (Creator) Book Review
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO IS BACK WITH A UK NUMBER ONE BESTSELLERLisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist have not been in touch for some time.Then Blomkvist is contacted by renowned Swedish scientist Professor Balder. Warned that his life is in danger, but more concerned for his son's well-being, Balder wants Millennium to publish his story - and it is a terrifying one.More interesting to Blomkvist than Balder's world-leading advances in Artificial Intelligence, is his connection with a certain female superhacker.It seems that Salander, like Balder, is a target of ruthless cyber gangsters - and a violent criminal conspiracy that will very soon bring terror to the snowbound streets of Stockholm, to the Millennium team, and to Blomkvist and Salander themselves.
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Those who spy on the people end up themselves being spied on by the people. There’s a fundamental

democratic logic to it.

This book is personally my favorite out of the series. Right now I’m really obsessed with all things hacker. My favorite show is Mr. Robot, we have the NSA hacks and now the DNC hack. Hacking is all around us right now. It would be stupid of us to brush what is happening under the rug.

The Girl In The Spider’s Web brings to the forefront what hackers and the rest of the world are truly capable of. They can bring down our banking systems, hold people’s personal information hostage until a ransom is paid or they can and are using it for corporate espionage.

This book explains all that can and does happen in a easy to digest way. It has all kinds of technical information that you can apply to your everyday life, but does it while reading an incredible suspenseful book. The pace of this book is definitely faster than the previous.

In the book you get to learn about hacking, savants, quantum mechanics, black holes, investigation and the NSA. It’s all very interesting and makes for a great read. 5 stars!

 

Other books in the Millennium Series:

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

The Girl Who Played With Fire

The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest

The Girl In The Spider’s Web

five-stars

Touch and Go by Lisa Gardner Book Review

Touch and Go by Lisa Gardner Book Review
How do you vanish a family? Ten minutes after walking the elite Back Bay townhouse and investigator Tessa Leoni already doesn’t like what she sees. Signs of an abduction. Clearly the work of professionals. At best, the entire family has been kidnapped. At worst…How do you disappear a marriage? The more Tessa learns about the Denbe family, the less she likes their chances. What might have looked like the perfect existence—a powerful CEO, his adoring wife, their angelic child—is not what it appears. Husband, wife, daughter—magazine perfect, but each hiding dark secrets…How do you erase a life? Tessa knows more than she’d like to about families riddled with lies. What she doesn’t know is where the Denbes are and if any of them are still breathing. She’ll have to climb over unbending feds and territorial local cops to find out, and if she’s not fast, the Denbes’ chances of survival will quickly become little more than…Touch & Go
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I have so much to say about this book, but I can’t say much without giving away the plot. This book had me by the grips the whole way through. I’m actually really good at guessing the endings of books, but there was no way with this one. The plot was just too good.

Gardner waits until the very end to tell you who did it. Uhh. I know. But she kept you completely engrossed and turning that page every single second.

Hmm….what else can I say. Read this book. If you have a day or two and want a great book to read, Touch and Go is the book to read. Perfect for the beach or hiding out in your hotel room away from the family.

five-stars

About Lisa Gardner

New York Times bestselling crime novelist Lisa Gardner began her career in food service, but after catching her hair on fire numerous times, she took the hint and focused on writing instead. A self-described research junkie, she has parlayed her interest in police procedure, cutting edge forensics and twisted plots into a streak of eleven bestselling suspense novels.
Readers are invited to get in on the fun by entering the annual “Kill a Friend, Maim a Mate” Sweepstakes, where they can nominate the person of their choice to die in Lisa’s latest novel. Every year, one lucky stiff is selected for literary immortality. It’s cheaper than therapy, and you get a great book besides. For more details, simply visit Lisa’s website.
Lisa lives in the White Mountains of New Hampshire with her family, as well as two highly spoiled dogs and one extremely neurotic three-legged cat. Lisa graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in international relations.

All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven | Book Review

All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven | Book Review
Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.

Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death.

When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the “natural wonders” of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself—a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink.

This is an intense, gripping novel perfect for fans of Jay Asher, Rainbow Rowell, John Green, Gayle Forman, and Jenny Downham from a talented new voice in YA, Jennifer Niven.
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I’m a day late returning this book to the library, and the fine I incur is 100% worth it.

This book is one of the few books that make it into the 5+ stars category.

Not to be cliché, but All The Bright Places is ….”all the colors in one, at full brightness.”

I went into reading, “All The Bright Places” blind, not knowing one thing about this book, other than it was Goodreads young adult winner. I can say with complete truth that I am so glad I went in blind because if I knew what this book was about, or knew where it was going, I would never have read it.

All The Bright Places is a sad book. Overall it isn’t, but when you get to the end you will be crying your heart out. You will need a towel to dry your eyes because a tissue just won’t be enough. Don’t let this scare you. It would have scared me and I would not have picked up this incredible book, but I’m so glad that I did.

We start the book out with Theodore and Violet meeting for the first time on top of the school bell tower. Theodore is contemplating if today is the day he should end it, and we don’t know what the heck Violet is doing up there. It is raining and freezing cold outside, making the top of the bell tower even more dangerous. When Theodore see that Violet is having a hard time getting down from where she has perched herself, he comes to her rescue and lets the school population that Violet had come up to talk him down from jumping. The bell tower is where the relationship between Theodore and Violet begins.

Through the book we learn about mental illness and depression. We learn just how dangerous it really is. We also learn that friendship is a beautiful thing and we should embrace others instead of pushing them away. Others are not better off without you here.

Not many of you know this, but I hail from the state of Indiana. All The Bright Places takes us on a journey of discovering Indiana, or wandering Indiana. I lived there for 15 years and did not know any of the places Theodore and Violet visited existed. Of course I lived there from birth to 15 and didn’t have a chance or the know-how to see these places. Back before the internet existed.

Theodore and Violet wander Indiana as part of a school project, but it turns into so much more. We learn about all the amazing places that Indiana has to offer, from the beautiful to the bizarre. I found myself looking the places up and feeling jealous that I missed out on these places when I lived there.

Theodore has a mental illness and suffers from major depression, while Violet has her own demons to battle. The two struck up a friendship during the project and took it from wandering to 2 places in Indiana to much more. It was interesting to read about all the places they went to. One location was this natural rock pool and I want to see it so bad. When I go visit my sister I’m going to have her take me to a couple of locations because Jennifer Niven makes them sound amazing.

I’m not sure how to wrap up this review for the book and convince you to read it, without giving much of the story away. There comes a turning point in the book that takes away the sadness and makes it into a beautiful story. You will still find yourself crying your heart out, but you realize that it has taken a really crummy situation into something beautiful. It is going to be an amazing movie. I’m glad that I read it before it comes to theaters because if the movie is anything like the story that came to life in my head, it’s going to be awesome. I’m excited Indiana is going to get some positive press instead of the negative it has been receiving lately.

So to summarize, read this book! It is a once-in-a-lifetime read. It is epic. It is sad. It is beautiful. It is “all the colors in one, at full brightness.”

 

 

five-stars

Hardball by CD Reiss Review

Hardball by CD Reiss Review

HardBall 

Perfect ass.

Perfect arms.

Perfect swagger.

 They call Dash Wallace the Diamond King.

Hes the hottest commodity in baseball and in the bedroom.

When he runs the bases, every womans eyes are glued to his stunning body and a smile that puts the night lights to shame.

Im no queen. Im a regular girl with a regular job. I just watch him on TV and from the bleachers, season after season. 

Girls like me grab a guy like that one in a million times.

My number just came up, and he is as spectacular in bed as he is on the field.

But theres not a woman in the world who can distract Dash Wallace from the game. Not for a moment. Not even me.

Until the night I do. And everything changes. 

Hardball is a SMOKING HOT, SEXY romance with a touch of angst and a ton of heart from CD Reiss. It's a fun, witty, full-length standalone meant for the over-eighteen crowd.

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Review:

I loved HardBall so much. I’m usually pretty hard on Christine’s books. I also like them, but I feel this is her best book yet. It starts with Vivian who is an elementary school librarian who takes her under privileged children to the LA Dodger’s stadium for a field trip. Vivian has her own agenda, other than taking her children to the stadium. She wants to get a baseball signed with every member of the Dodger’s team for her dad’s birthday present. Vivian and her Dad are hardcore Dodger’s fans.

While Vivian meets the players there, they all seem very nice and are happy to do a meet and greet with the children. Vivian has three players left to get her ball signed, one being Dash Wallace. She let’s her children go first, and then she went to have her ball signed by Dash, and he asked her if she was a teacher, and she tells him she is a librarian. He looks at the ball and asks her if she has the whole roster on the ball? She tells him it is for her Dad. Dash then almost accuses her of arranging the field trip just so she can get the ball signed. Well, that really ticks her off. Vivian proceeds to snark at him and tells him, “Thank you. If it was too much trouble to sign without an insult, you shouldn’t have bothered. My dad probably wouldn’t noticed it was missing. insert clapping.

From here the books really gets started, and this was all from the very first chapter.

What I really love of about Christine is that she sets the scene in the town she lives in, which is LA. With this book, it is no exception. She draws an image in your head the difference between the low-income neighborhoods to the rich Beverly Hills area. Vivian works in a low-income school that has a lot of children who do not speak english, mostly spanish, but then drives back to her home, which is in Beverly Hills where she lives with her dad. The ultra rich of baseball star Dash Wallace lives in the Hills.

Another thing that I love about Christine’s books is that I’m always learning something new. From the first books I read in her Song’s of Submission series, to her mafia series, her story about a paparazzi photographer and now in her baseball themed love story.

My husband is a huge baseball fan, and I grew up in a small town in Indiana, just an hour outside Chicago. Baseball was in my home all the time. My brother even played ball in high school as a pitcher, only to have his rotator cuff torn and had to have surgery. There went any of his prospects of a scholarship. Colleges don’t usually want kids who have already been injured.

I learned that ball players play something like 162 games a year. Let’s not forget they have spring training. That is a lot of time away from home and their family, if they have one. I also learned that playing baseball doesn’t last that long. In my opinion players in MLB make ridiculous money, more than any sport, and I just don’t understand why. Moving on.

I love that Christine made this librarian have a spine. Dash thought she was going to be easy to woo, like most women he has already been with. What he doesn’t realize is that Vivian wasn’t interested in having her heart crushed again. Yes, dating a rich and handsome man would be great, but he wants to put a time limit on it, so she wants to protect her heart. I don’t know that I could have been that strong.

As the story progresses, their love story begins and moves along at a great pace. I never felt bored. I never wanted to put the book down and I found that it sucked me in right away. The only negative isn’t necessarily about the book, but Christine sometimes has a way to make books wordy. I feel that if I’m reading a great american novel, I can understand all the wordy words, but Christine’s book are romance novels that just don’t need it. I love that she uses books as a connection, and that’s not what I’m referring to, it’s more about the analogies. A few are okay, but sometimes there are more than I feel are not needed.

From the little I just told you about the book, I can honestly say that I would recommend HardBall to my friends. It is my favorite CD Reiss book that she has written. I just can’t wait to get my hands on my own physical copy and get it signed. That’s how much I loved it.

Additional Books by CD Reiss:

Beg Tease Submit – Books 1-3: Submission Series Bundle #1 (The Submission Box Set) Kindle Edition

Control Burn Resist – Books 4-6: Submission Series Bundle #2 (The Submission Box Set) Kindle Edition

Sing Coda Dominance: Submission Series Bundle #3 (Songs of Submission Bundles) Kindle Edition

Breathe: A Submission Series Standalone (The Submission Series) Kindle Edition

Complete Corruption: (Complete Mafia Romance Standalone)

Forbidden: A Standalone Kindle Edition

Shuttergirl: (A Standalone Second Chance Romance)Kindle Edition

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five-stars

About CD Reiss

CD Reiss is a USA Today bestseller. She still has to chop wood and carry water, which was buried in the fine print. Her lawyer is working it out with God but in the meantime, if you call and she doesn’t pick up she’s at the well hauling buckets.
Born in New York City, she moved to Hollywood, California to get her master’s degree in screenwriting from USC. In case you want to know, that went nowhere but it did give her a big enough ego to write novels.
She’s frequently referred to as the Shakespeare of Smut which is flattering but hasn’t ever gotten her out of chopping that cord of wood.
If you meet her in person, you should call her Christine.

The Confessions of Marcus Stearns by Tiffany Reisz Bok Review

The Confessions of Marcus Stearns by Tiffany Reisz Bok Review

The Confessions of Marcus Stearns by Tiffany Reisz

Blurb

In The Confessions of Marcus Stearns, notorious Nora Sutherlin is famous for her delicious works of erotica, each one more popular with readers than the last. But her latest manuscript is different—more serious, more personal—and she's sure it'll be her breakout book…if it ever sees the light of day. Zachary Easton holds Nora's fate in his well-manicured hands. The demanding British editor agrees to handle the book on one condition: he wants complete control. Nora must rewrite the entire novel to his exacting standards—in six weeks—or it's no deal. Nora's grueling writing sessions with Zach are draining…and shockingly arousing. And a dangerous former lover has her wondering which is more torturous—staying away from him…or returning to his bed? Nora thought she knew everything about being pushed to your limits. But in a world where passion is pain, nothing is ever that simple.

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The Confessions of Marcus Stearns

There is not a book that Tiffany Reisz writes that I won’t read. She is my Queen of writing. Of course I consumed the book. All the things like housework and people were ignored. I mean, I just found out that Soren has/had a confessor. The shit that man must know. I just had to find out!

Review:

The Confessions is an amazing book. I loved getting a look around in Soren’s mind, plus we also get Elanor and Tiffany’s confessions. Talk about a prize at the end of The Original Sinners series.

It wasn’t necessary what Soren has to say, but the advice he gives Soren. It was great advice, advice I would expect a Jesuit Priest would give anyone.

Elanor even had some confessions of her own. There were a couple of shockers that you don’t see coming, so you will definitely have to read this short story to find out what secrets she is holding on to.

Now, on to the tea. The best part that will give you are palpitations is the end, when Tiffany gives you facts that you didn’t know about the series. Yes, Tiffany has her own confessions, but the list at the end is fabulous. (sung in my most fabulous aka Nene Leakes voice)

I got permission from the Queen herself to spill some of these fun facts about the series. (Rubbing my hands together) Are you ready to get started? All of the following are direct quotes from the book or pieces are direct quotes.

Fun Facts about the series:

  1. All the names of the principle characters in The Siren are based on the four cardinal directions:
    • Nora Sutherlin- North South
    • Wesly- West
    • Zach Easton-  East
    • Soren- South
  2. Soren’s middle name is Lennox, which is an author tribute to English soul singer Annie Lennox who co-wrote the song, “Missionary Man” from which the author of the Original Sinners series (Tiffany Resiz) took the phrase “Original Sinner.” Lennox is also a district in Scotland.
  3. This one is a huge fact for me: Soren is a polyglot meaning he speaks and reads multiple languages. These include English, Danish, Swedish, French, Spanish, Arabic, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, German, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, and the biblical languages of Koine Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic, and Latin. None other than Professor Henry Jones, i.e. Indiana Jones, inspired Soren’s polyglotism. That is so cool. Indiana Jones.  Now I’m wondering if Soren watched Indiana Jones to say, “Hey, I want to know all those languages,” or if it was only inspired by Tiffany watching Indiana Jones. Shaming fact, I’ve never watched Indiana Jones, BUT, I have ridden the ride at Disneyland.
  4. Soren’s motorcycle is a black 1992 Ducati 907 I.E. It is the only year the 907 I.E. came in black.
  5. Remember that Soren’s father was a baron. He did not keep the title because he went into the priest hood. However, the family estate is called Edenfell and is located in the north of England along the Scottish border. Due to Kingsley’s largesse, Edenfell is now the property of Fionn Eastion.
  6. There are references throughout the series that reference The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis.
  7. Songs in the series are as follows.
    1. Sting’s, “When We Dance” is the song Soren and Elanor waltz to in The Saint. The Police song Nora dances to with Zach at the end of The Queen is, “Every Little The She Does Is Magic.”
  8. Soren’s name is correctly spoken as Suurn (rhymes with burn.)
  9. Soren and Elanor’s parish is taken from a small farming community in Kentucky near where he author lived at the time.
  10. The original draft of The Siren was written in 2003! In the original draft, Nora picked Wesley over Soren. What you say? Soren told the author he didn’t approve. The author changed the ending, because the author knows what’s good for her.

Don’t fret or worry. There is still a lot of interesting trivia in the book to know. You still have to read Tiffany Reisz’s confession. Just wait for that!

As a HUGE sidenote, Tiffany let’s the reader note that there will be more short stories, or novellas about this cast of characters, but since the series never hit the Bestseller list, it is hard for a publisher to justify an author to keep writing more books. This saddens me so much because this series, the one I’m talking about right now, is my perfect 10. I have not read a better series in all my 35 years. Yes, the series is Taboo, can be a tough subject to read, but I believe Tiffany and her magic poetic pen wrote the best ever series about BDSM out there. The journey she had to go through to get the relationship correct and add the real element of BDSM is equally balanced. I don’t practice BDSM, but I want to think she wrote a love story that has a very accurate betrayal of their sexual world. I know their love story was unequivocally the best series I have ever read. Yes, it’s that fantastic.

The Original Series Reading Order and it must be read in this order:

The Confessions of Marcus Stearns," a moving coda to the RITA® Award-winning Original Sinners series. Originally published as a limited-edition paperback for the 2014 RT Booklovers' Convention, and available worldwide for the first time. This collection also includes "The Confession of Eleanor Schreiber," a companion 36-page story written exclusively for this book. And, finally, all secrets are revealed in "The Confession of Tiffany Reisz," an exclusive, in-depth interview.

  1. The Siren | Amazon | My Review |
  2. The Angel | Amazon |
  3. The Prince | Amazon |
  4. The Mistress | Amazon |
  5. The Saint | Amazon | My Review |
  6. The King | Amazon | My Review |
  7. The Virgin | Amazon |
  8. The Queen | Amazon | My Review |

The Last Goodnight Series: This can be read at anytime and there are no spoilers for the series.

Blurb

Part I: Scars and Stripes

It’s lust at first sight when Mistress Nora encounters a sexy newcomer to The 8th Circle. She’s happy for the distraction, since she left her lover, Søren, but her session with Lance is cut short when her boss, Kingsley Edge, reveals they’re all in danger…

Part II: Sore Spots

With a potential stalker on the loose, Kingsley hires Lance as Nora’s bodyguard, but stipulates no sex while he’s on duty. Frustrated by the ex-SEAL’s noble chivalry, Nora is driven to seek release with the one man she’s trying to forget….

Part III: The Games Destiny Plays

Shocked to see Nora’s bruises, Lance is furious that she put herself in danger and demands to know where she got them. As Nora confesses her true nature, she’s equally shocked to learn that Lance has some secrets of his own, drawing them together despite Kingsley’s orders….

 Part IV: Fit to Be Tied

With her feelings for Lance warring with her recent encounter with Søren, Nora returns to Lance’s bed and finds herself toying with the idea of…toying with him on a permanent basis. But after she gets a glimpse into his personal angst, Nora realizes she has the power to rescue this white knight….

Part V: The Last Good Night

Now that the perpetrator has been apprehended, Nora sadly acknowledges she doesn’t need a bodyguard anymore. She adores Lance and wants to keep him but is faced with a dilemma—if she uses her connections to help Lance, she’ll have to give him up forever…

The Last Good Knight: An Original Sinners novella told in five parts by Tiffany Reisz. My review on www.mistressofromance.com

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five-stars

About Tiffany Reisz

Tiffany Reisz The Confessions of Marcus Stearns from the Original Sinners series

Tiffany Reisz (pronounced Rice) lives with her fiancé (a reformed book reviewer) and two cats (one good, one evil). She graduated with a B.A. in English from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky and is making both her parents and her professors proud by writing BDSM erotica under her real name. She has five piercings, one tattoo, and has been arrested twice.
When not under arrest, Tiffany enjoys Latin Dance, Latin Men, and Latin Verbs. She dropped out of a conservative southern seminary in order to pursue her dream of becoming a smut peddler. Johnny Depp’s aunt was her fourth grade teacher. Her first full-length novel THE SIREN was inspired by a desire to tie up actor Jason Isaacs (on paper). She hopes someday life will imitate art (in bed).
If she couldn’t write, she would die.

Love, Chloe by Alessandra Torre book review

Love, Chloe by Alessandra Torre book review

Love, Chloe by Alessandra Torre

Love, Chloe description

Chloe Madison. That’s me. A former NYU princess who fell from grace, right off my pampered Manhattan throne and onto the unforgiving steps of Nicole Brantley, socialite and queen bitch. Now, I walked her dog and mixed her smoothies. Tried to navigate my own problems while fixing all of hers.

I wanted what every New York girl did. A career, an apartment, and true love, preferably in a smoking hot package.

It turned out … I’d have to fight for all of it.

Chloe Madison. That's me. A former NYU princess who fell from grace, right off my pampered Manhattan throne and onto the unforgiving steps of Nicole Brantley, socialite and queen bitch. Now, I walked her dog and mixed her smoothies. Tried to navigate my own problems while fixing all of hers. I wanted what every New York girl did. A career, an apartment, and true love, preferably in a smoking hot package. It turned out ... I'd have to fight for all of it.

Love, Chloe Chloe Madison. That's me. A former NYU princess who fell from grace, right off my pampered Manhattan throne and onto the unforgiving steps of Nicole Brantley, socialite and queen bitch. Now, I walked her dog and mixed her smoothies. Tried to navigate my own problems while fixing all of hers. I wanted what every New York girl did. A career, an apartment, and true love, preferably in a smoking hot package. It turned out ... I'd have to fight for all of it.

Review:

Going into Love, Chloe, I had no preconceived notions going into this book. I did not read the Cosmo column, so I really only had a general idea that a rich girl loses her money and has to get her life back on track.
From the moment I started reading it I was in. I’m not surprised because Alessandra always pulls me in. I kept thinking, where is this book going to take me? What kind of ride is it going to be?
From the start I loved Chloe’s friends. They are her rock, rich as all get out, but her true friends. Instead of giving up on her, they help her through this “tough” transition in life.
Enter Vic the ex. Well maybe ex. I found myself cheering for him, and even felt bad for him at times. His acts of love are what I want, being as I’m in the same position as Chloe, and I couldn’t help root for the guy. I have rooted for much worse in books, and they got the girl.
That brings us to Carter. Well isn’t he just something. That’s all I’ve got to say about that. He’s something alright.
Love, Chloe hit me in all the right spots. I was ticked-off at Chloe’s parents for her, I swooned when she swooned, I was confused when she was confused, and I was hot and bothered when she was hot and bothered. This may be one of Alessandra’s less steamier books, but when she steams in this one, oh buddy, it steams. You might even learn a trick or two.

Love Chloe by Alessandra Torre. Chloe Madison. That's me. A former NYU princess who fell from grace, right off my pampered Manhattan throne and onto the unforgiving steps of Nicole Brantley, socialite and queen bitch. Now, I walked her dog and mixed her smoothies. Tried to navigate my own problems while fixing all of hers. I wanted what every New York girl did. A career, an apartment, and true love, preferably in a smoking hot package. It turned out ... I'd have to fight for all of it.

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five-stars

About Alessandra Torre

Alessandra Torre is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of ten novels. Her books focus on romance and suspense, all with a strong undercurrent of sexuality. Torre has been featured in such publications as Elle and Elle UK, co-hosted Dirty Sexy Funny with Jenny McCarthy, as well as guest blogged for the Huffington Post and RT Book Reviews. She is also the Bedroom Blogger for Cosmopolitan.com.

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The Moment of Letting Go by Jessica Redmerski

The Moment of Letting Go by Jessica Redmerski
New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author J. A. Redmerski brings us a heart-wrenching, stand-alone new adult novel to be released simultaneously in e and p for the first time. In THE MOMENT OF LETTING GO Sienna Murphy finally lands her dream job. It's everything she's ever wanted...or so she thought. When she's sent on a business trip to Hawaii, she meets Luke Everett, a guy who makes her want to forget all her responsibilities and give in to the promise happiness. As their passion grows, Luke makes Sienna start to question whether the carefully constructed life she leads is really as perfect as it seems.
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Review

The Moment of Letting Go by Jessica Redmerski. There are so many different ways to spin a story from that story. There are so many ways that if someone said that to you, that you could relate, right?
While making my way through the journey, because it was absolutely an emotional journey for me, through The Moment of Letting Go (TMOLG,) I found myself wrestling with my own inner demons, my own high and low times, my own unresolved issues and even having issues with decisions that the characters were making. Yeah, this is that kind of book.

There is always a little bit of magic in a great author’s book. That little something that you can’t put your finger on that makes it stand out, and the reason you find yourself giving it five stars. If you are looking to read a book with author magic, this is it for you.

TMOLG has fantastic character development, including the side characters. I couldn’t help loving them and worrying about their well being. While their role was small, it was still very important to the story as a whole.
Along with character development, TMOLG has breathtaking imagery development. I found myself looking up images of locations that Redmerski penned and was exciting to find that my brain and her words brought the worlds together perfectly.

I really could go on and on about how fabulous this book is. I think you get the idea that I enjoyed it very much. I don’t have a negative thing to say about it. I love learning new things, little factoids, even the most obscure information. This book had so much in it that I didn’t know about, and I enjoyed every word of it.

Asking For It by Lilah Pace Book Review

Asking For It by Lilah Pace Book Review
“This is who I am. This is what I want. Now I need a man dangerous enough to give it to me.”

Graduate student Vivienne Charles is afraid of her own desires—ashamed to admit that she fantasizes about being taken by force, by a man who will claim her completely and without mercy. When the magnetic, mysterious Jonah Marks learns her secret, he makes an offer that stuns her: they will remain near-strangers to each other, and meet in secret so that he can fulfill her fantasy.

Their arrangement is twisted. The sex is incredible. And—despite their attempts to stay apart—soon their emotions are bound together as tightly as the rope around Vivienne’s wrists. But the secrets in their pasts threaten to turn their affair even darker...

Reader Advisory: Asking for It deals explicitly with fantasies of non-consensual sex. Readers sensitive to portrayals of non-consensual sex should be advised.

Book Review

I can’t say enough good stuff about this book. With a title like, “Asking For It” one would think that the book would be dark and gritty, but when you read it, it doesn’t come off that way. Yes, it is a rape fantasy book, but it is written in a hot as hell way, not a dirty and disgusting, let’s beautify rape sort of way.
I love books where I learn some other sort of cool thing too. In this book, I learned about etching. I’m big into the arts and crafts world, and to learn more about etching as an art form was really interesting to me. If there was an actual piece of art that inspired the author, I would love to see it. I can only imagine the piece the she built up in my mind. I was in the art store the other day and came across the supplies used for etching and I had a flashback to this book. I almost bought the stuff to try myself, but I knew I had no idea where to start with carving the block.
Girls, give this book a chance. It is so hot. So freakin’ hot. If you have read Raw, it isn’t as dark or gritty as that at all. Raw was Raw. Asking for it has parameters and safe situations. It is great. If you are okay with rape fantasy, read it.

five-stars

The Rook and Ronin series by JA Huss | 5 Star Series Review

This review of the Rook and Ronin series by JA Huss has been a long time coming. I consumed the whole series in a matter of days, completely consumed by these 3 bad ass boys. There are 3 books in the Rook and Ronin couple series, followed by 2 books about Ford and 2 about Spencer. 
The Books in the Rook and Ronin series are as follows:

Summary of Panic:
Because life so far – just sucks. Some girls get parents. Rook got the foster care system. Some girls get Prince Charming. Rook got an abusive frog. Some girls get lucky…

Rook got a second chance.

And she took it. Because when fate throws you a bone – you grab it with both hands and run.

Antoine Chaput knows the minute he spies Rook in his photography studio that she’s got The Look. The dark and desperate look he must have to land the exclusive TRAGIC media contract.

Rook is paired up with top model, Ronin, and he’s everything her abusive ex-boyfriend wasn’t. Patient, gentle, happy, attentive, and sexy! He knows exactly what to do to make Rook blush for Antoine’s camera.

Rook’s luck changes in an instant and suddenly she’s the darling of the modeling world. It’s a dream job to go with a dream guy and all she has to do is look pretty and follow directions. But there’s always a price to pay – and Rook is about to get the bill.


Series Review:
Rook and Ronin are not just about the romance. It is more about Rook leaving an abusive relationship and discovering who she is. I find that the romance takes a backseat to the story’s adventure.
Rook is not an innocent bystander in her life. She has her secrets. They are big secrets. They are secrets that get tangled up with the men in her life and set the pace not just for the first 3 books, but for all the books.
The boys in the stories, Ronin, Ford and Spencer all have their secrets too. They are weaved and woven around Rook as tight as a tapestry that develops into an amazing story.
The series contains witty banter that will make you sequel like a teenager and laugh out loud. It has moments of swooning and vetting for your favorite man to win. It leaves you confused as to who should win Rook’s love. It leaves you complete and happy for each character in the story. A full sense of completion and finality to these characters are felt at the end of Guns. 
I can’t discuss specifics without giving major plot spoilers away. Huss has a fabulous way of weaving the plots through these books, yet when you finished the first 3 of the Rook and Ronin series, you feel fulfilled for them, but wanting more of Ford and Spencer. Trust me, you will lust, lust, lust for the enigmatic Ford. 

Moving on to the Novellas:

Summary:

Ford Aston is not too picky about what he wants out of Christmas. He’s not into this holiday—like at all. He doesn’t do presents, or family dinners, or parties, or church.

He does pets. And he’s got one lined up for Christmas Eve. In fact, it’s the highlight of his day. And if he can get through drop-in visits, nosy twelve year olds, an inappropriate conversation with his best friend’s girlfriend, dinner with a family that’s not his, and a party at his mother’s house—well, he might just get home in time to enjoy himself with a stranger and make it all OK.

SLACK: A Day in the Life of Ford Aston, is a prequel to TAUT: The Ford Book, and can be read as a standalone novella.


Summary:

Spencer Shrike is a plotter. Known for his ingenious, albeit illegal, plans that keeps the Team running efficiently and out of jail, he carries this same love of order into his personal life. He’s kept his long-time main squeeze on the sidelines for years as he builds the Shrike Bikes empire.

Veronica Vaughn is an explosion ready to happen. Ronnie lives in the here and now. She lives for today. She knows what she wants, and she wants it now. And right now Ron the Bomb Vaughn wants Spencer shrike to leave her the hell alone. She’s done playing his game. She’s done waiting around. She’s moving forward with her own plots, plans, and dreams and she’s moving forward tonight. Ron the Bomb is finally—finally—gonna get some satisfaction.

Too bad Spencer Shrike is standing in her way.


Novellas Review:
I know that Huss says that these 2 books can be read as stand-alone’s, but honestly, I wouldn’t read them until you complete the Rook and Ronin series. At the end of Ford’s book, there is a major plot point that leads into his book and I feel like you shouldn’t go there. Look, Huss wrote the books in a certain order. I did read the novella’s after the Ford book and I wish I wouldn’t have. I feel like in Spencer’s book that you really need to meet him and Veronica organically through the Rook and Ronin series to really get their dynamic and how awesome she really is. Her character builds on the snippets when we meet her at the end of the series. 

The Plot Thickening and coming full circle books:
Book Reviews:
I’m not even going to put the book summaries on these because I feel they have spoilers. You need to know in each of these books, both these amazing men find happiness, and the thrilling story line of the Rook and Ronin continues. 
Please, please, please don’t read the summaries until after you read the Rook and Ronin series. PLEASE!???? Ford’s book is totes amaze, and you just want to punch, slap and kick Spencer in the balls during Guns. 
During Ford’s book we are introduced to some minor characters who will have their own spin-off books coming soon from Huss. I honestly can’t wait.

Let’s wrap this up:
  • Look, the Rook and Ronin series is recommended to everyone I know. 
  • Is it a romance series? Sure. 
  • Is it suspenseful and thrilling: Hell yes! 
  • Is it original? Yep. 
  • Were there twists and turns you didn’t see coming? YES! That is what I loved most about this series. It wasn’t completely fucking predictable. 
  • Of the 3 guys, who do I like as a book boyfriend the best? Ford. He is fucking funny in that banter that I like so much. 
  • Am I his type? Probably fucking not. Sucks for me. 

The Last Good Knight Series by Tiffany Reisz | 5+ Star Review |

5+ Burn Bright Stars
Book Synopses:
The Last Good Knight: An Original Sinners novella told in five parts

Part I: Scars and Stripes
It’s lust at first sight when Mistress Nora encounters a sexy newcomer to The 8th Circle. She’s happy for the distraction, since she left her lover, Søren, but her session with Lance is cut short when her boss, Kingsley Edge, reveals they’re all in danger….

Part II: Sore Spots
With a potential stalker on the loose, Kingsley hires Lance as Nora’s bodyguard, but stipulates no sex while he’s on duty. Frustrated by the ex-SEAL’s noble chivalry, Nora is driven to seek release with the one man she’s trying to forget….

Part III: The Games Destiny Plays
Shocked to see Nora’s bruises, Lance is furious that she put herself in danger and demands to know where she got them. As Nora confesses her true nature, she’s equally shocked to learn that Lance has some secrets of his own, drawing them together despite Kingsley’s orders….

Part IV: Fit to Be Tied
With her feelings for Lance warring with her recent encounter with Søren, Nora returns to Lance’s bed and finds herself toying with the idea of…toying with him on a permanent basis. But after she gets a glimpse into his personal angst, Nora realizes she has the power to rescue this white knight….

Part V: The Last Good Night
Now that the perpetrator has been apprehended, Nora sadly acknowledges she doesn’t need a bodyguard anymore. She adores Lance and wants to keep him but is faced with a dilemma if she uses her connections to help Lance, she’ll have to give him up forever…

Series Review:
Has Tiffany, the Queen E of erotica, ever let us down? Plug your vibrators in to charge before cracking this series open. Each serial is a perfect bite size bit of erotica to read either before falling into a subconscious dream like state, or before meeting that special someone. 
Ms. Reisz has this way of writing something extremely erotic without writing an explicit sex scene. Oh, don’t let that last statement lure you away with a false sense of sexual safety. She still goes “there.” If you haven’t read “there” yet, be prepared. There is no safety net or safe word while reading Reisz. If you feel you need one, it might be best not read her at all. 
Toss those inhibitions aside, because you’re going to discover something about yourself that you never knew existed. Dirty things that will turn you on that would you would never tell your friends. Hell, probably things you would never tell your significant other, maybe not even admit to your vibrator. I’m letting you in on a huge secret. The secret that is Tiffany Reisz. 
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Tiffany Reisz lives with her boyfriend (a reformed book reviewer) and two cats (one good, one evil). She graduated with a B.A. in English from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky and is making both her parents and her professors proud by writing BDSM erotica under her real name. She has five piercings, one tattoo, and has been arrested twice.
 When not under arrest, Tiffany enjoys Latin Dance, Latin Men, and Latin Verbs. She dropped out of a conservative southern seminary in order to pursue her dream of becoming a smut peddler. Johnny Depp’s aunt was her fourth grade teacher. Her first full-length novel THE SIREN was inspired by a desire to tie up actor Jason Isaacs (on paper). She hopes someday life will imitate art (in bed).
 If she couldn’t write, she would die.
Twitter: @TiffanyReisz  https://twitter.com/tiffanyreisz
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