Below are the review recaps for the month of February (click the links to read the full reviews with likes and dislikes, but NO spoilers).
After that you will find the top 20 bestselling books on Ana’s Attic pages for the month of February.
She’s wearing a black tank top and silky red pajama pants. My dick is still pretty pissed, but the sight of her breasts peeking above the top of her shirt makes him consider speaking to me again. Eventually.
The Down & Dirty:
“I’m pretty sure I saw God and I might be changing my opinion on settling down with one man instead of testing out as much merchandise as I can fit in my vagina in one week without it getting weird.”
The Down and Dirty:
Cupid Has A Heart On was another hysterical book from Tara Sivec. She has a knack for making characters you are dying to meet and party with. I would love to eat cookies with them! The Holiday family came back with even more zany characters, and it was like another National Lampoons movie, this time for Valentines Day. You must read The Stocking Was Hung first and meet this family before jumping into Cupid has a Heart On, and you’ll be so glad you did! These books are so much fun, they’ll make you laugh even when you are fighting with your husband, have a raging case of PMS and want to kill your kids in their sleep. I am already imagining Easter bunnies, Peeps, eggs and chick scenes. I’m thinking of the fireworks on Fourth of July (uh-oh), Halloween (that will be a riot!) and Thanksgiving. I hope we get a little taste every Holiday with the Holidays!
She moves her hands to try to cover up her stomach, but I lean down, kissing her fingers and gently pushing them away as I kiss her tummy.
“You’re beautiful everywhere, baby,” I say against her belly. She’s soft here, and I nuzzle her flesh, loving that she cushions me. Her body already accepts me and wants me there.
The Down & Dirty:
(Snow & Mistletoe is currently bundled with this but that is supposed to change)
“After all the romance novels I’ve read, I seem to have found my own sweet, brooding, scarred hero. I want to keep him, and I want him to want to keep me, too.”
The Down and Dirty:
(Or you can get it currently bundled with PS…You’re Mine, but that is supposed to end)
See the full review (& deleted scene)
“Everything was fine at first when I kind of hate-liked you, and you were eating at the Vagina Emporium in public bathrooms”
The Down & Dirty:
“I can’t believe we’re doing this,”
“Believe it, Spitfire. If you can’t believe it, I’ll make sure you effing feel it.”
The Down and Dirty:
I will definitely read more from this author, hopefully about slightly older characters, or at least more mature.
Bottom line: If you like New Adult Stepbrother books, I think you will enjoy this very much, but skip the audio and read it.
“The next paper you open you will find your high school Carpe Diem list. You have been so busy taking care of us that you never had time to cross anything off the list, once upon a time you were hell bent on adding to your list and crossing items off to make sure that you made the most of each day.
So for the next year, we are going to cross some things off your list and have some of the adventures we had to put on hold.”
The Down and Dirty:
“Insults are our flirting. Arguing is our foreplay. One time, she was so worked up she hauled off and took a swing at me – and my reaction was a boner that wouldn’t be denied. It’s not as twisted as it sounds. It works for us.”
The Down and Dirty:
“Oh, the things I want to do to you definitely border on illegal. But I’ll wait until you’re begging me for them.”
The Down & Dirty:
“So here I was, a princess in a frozen world with a very scary yet very hot husband who could really kiss and liked to cuddle.”
The Down & Dirty:
1. Trailer Park Virgin by Alexa Riley
Rick’s been raising little Gracie for the past five years. She even calls him Daddy, but recently things have started to change, and that name has started to have a whole different feel to it.
Ty’s lived with Rick since he lost his parents in a car accident. Then Gracie came into their lives and the world seemed to light up, but the brotherly feelings he once had are now long forgotten as little Gracie has turned into a woman.
Gracie doesn’t know what to do with her feelings for Rick and Ty: the two men who once felt like a father and brother to her. They’ve been her whole world since her mom skipped town, leaving her all alone in a trailer park. But something has to change. She wants them both, and she’ll have them one way or another.
**No one is related in this story**
Friend to friend, this book is filthy. It’s a smut-fest like we’ve never written, and you’ll probably die of shame when you read it.
There’s no cheating, and it’s even safe! But we’ve left plot at the door and gone over the line.
Not for nothing, but you don’t want this book. It’s a 10,000-word story we had to write for our own personal enjoyment.
BUT if you insist on buying it, please know that I tried to stop you.
My review will be up in a few days
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2. Cupid Has a Heart-On (The Holidays #2) by Tara Sivec
The Holiday family is back, crazier than ever in this special, Valentine’s Day story!
Cupid hits a few roadblocks on the way to Sam and Noel’s hearts after their whirlwind Christmas romance. N*pplegate 2016, a stray stripper and a regrettable mix-up with narcotics are just the tips of the arrow when it comes to shooting these two with happily ever after. Nothing seeing a grown man wearing an adult diaper and wings can’t fix…hopefully.
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3. RoomHate by Penelope Ward
RoomHate: The #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller
Sharing a summer house with a hot-as-hell roommate should be a dream come true, right?
Not when it’s Justin…the only person I’d ever loved…who now hates me.
When my grandmother died and left me half of the house on Aquidneck Island, there was a catch: the other half would go to the boy she helped raise.
The same boy who turned into the teenager whose heart I broke years ago.
The same teenager who’s now a man with a hard body and a hardass personality to match.
I hadn’t seen him in years, and now we’re living together because neither one of us is willing to give up the house.
The worst part? He didn’t come alone.
I’d soon realize there’s a thin line between love and hate. I could see through that smug smile. Beneath it all…the boy is still there. So is our connection.
The problem is…now that I can’t have Justin, I’ve never wanted him more.
Author’s note – RoomHate is a full-length standalone novel. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
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4. The Lie by Karina Halle
The Lie is a standalone, second-chance romance and hit #3 on the New York Times Bestsellers list!
Their love led to a lie
Their truth led to the end
Brigs McGregor is crawling out from the ashes. After losing his wife and son in a car accident and his job from his subsequent downward spiral, he’s finally moving forward, getting a prestigious teaching position at the University of London and a new life in the city. Slowly, but surely, he’s pushing past the guilt and putting his tragic past behind him.
Until he sees her.
Natasha Trudeau once loved a man so much she thought she’d die without him. But their love was wrong, doomed from the start, and when their world crashed around them, Natasha was nearly buried in the rubble. It took years of moving on to forget him, and now that she’s in London, she’s ready to start again.
Until she sees him.
Because some loves are too dangerous to ever indulge.
And some loves are far too powerful to ignore.
Their love just might be the life and the death of them.
WARNING: This book contains sexually explicit scenes, harsh language and emotional triggers such as death of a child and infidelity. Reader discretion is strongly advised.
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5. F*CK BUDDY: Friends to Lovers Romance by Scott Hildreth
Luke and I had been best friends since kindergarten. He was the type of man women dreamed of – kind, caring, handsome and very protective of those he loved. After countless failed relationships, I grew tired of being single and made my proposition to him. Friends with benefits.
It wasn’t easy, but I convinced him to give the new ‘relationship’ a try.
He had two stipulations. One – we had to remain friends no matter what. And, two – sexually speaking, we had to play by his ‘rules’…
I knew Luke was unlike any other man, but being in a relationship with him opened my eyes and made me realize many things about myself. My name is Liv. This is the story of how I fell in love for the first time in my life and the man who caught me when I did.
NOTE: This is a stand-alone from best friends to lovers full-length 275 page Contemporary Romance novel and a LOVE STORY. It is NOT a smut fest or senseless book filled with senseless sex. It does, however, have sex scenes that are smoldering hot. No cliff hanger. HEA No sex outside the relationship, no cheating, no assholes, and no abuse to women. Due to the graphic nature of this book, please be over the age of 18 to enjoy it.
As an added bonus, after F*CK BUDDY, there is a FREE copy of the entire stand-alone, HEA, no cliff hanger #1 Best Seller (2015) Contemporary Romance “Finding Parker” for your enjoyment.
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6. Sex Sessions: Uncut (Camera Tales Book 1) by Charisse Spiers
Note from the author: This is the first book within a series of standalones. Full length. Intended for audiences 18+ due to sexual content and language.
I’m Saxton Maverick, famous for the size of my…
Well, you can fill in the blank.
I’m good at sex.
When given the right tool I decided to use it to my advantage.
I’m not cocky, just confident.
Don’t believe me? I have a reputation and a bank account to prove it. I’m an icon.
Those that badmouth me for my career are usually the ones that contribute to my salary the most.
But I’ll keep their secrets.
I am only in the company of a woman when she’s naked and ready to go.
I don’t choose my partner. She’s chosen for me.
I have one job… Fuck her to the best of my ability and make it natural, memorable, and believable.
You want a piece? I’m easily at your disposal.
The definition of true talent is when you can make a woman come without even touching her.
There is no room for jealousy or love in my life. The day I chose this job I left those possibilities behind.
For good reason at the time, but that’s in the past.
We fuck, we film, and we forget.
That is the life of a porn star.
Then the producers wanted to go a different route, so they started a new project and gave me her…
One look in her eyes and I can tell she has no experience.
She looks terrified of what she’s about to do, what she’s about to become.
Kambry Rivers they call her. I have no idea why she is here, but this is going to be fun. I don’t even feel guilty.
Let the sessions begin.
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7. When I Was Yours by Samantha Towle
“What?” I stared back at him, unblinking.
He moved closer, taking my face in his hands. “I love you, Evie. I look into the future, and the only thing I see clearly is you. Marry me.”
What’s an eighteen-year-old girl who was madly in love with her nineteen-year-old boyfriend say?
Of course, I said yes.
Twenty-four hours later, I married Adam Gunner at a Vegas chapel to the sounds of “Livin’ on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi. Not the best omen. I get that now.
Then, exactly one week later, I left him. I walked out, leaving behind my wedding ring, annulment papers, and my heart, and he never knew why.
I haven’t seen him since. Not in ten long years.
Now, he’s here, standing before me. Looking at me with nothing but hurt and hatred in his eyes, he wants answers.
Answers I can’t give.
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8. Elastic Heart by Mary Catherine Gebhard
What do you do when the man who raped you has the entire police force in his pocket? When you’re called a slut, a whore, and a liar?
You get your own justice.
My name is Nami DeGrace, and six months ago I was a normal college student. I was volunteering on the campaign of a man I believed in, a man I thought to be good and noble. Then one night that man forced himself on me and everything changed.
The police didn’t believe me. The media reviled me. My friends abandoned me. I dropped out of college and only have one mission in life: make him pay. That is, until Nick Law came into my life.
Indomitable, infuriating, and irresistible, Law is complicating things.
WARNING: This book contains abuse and graphic violence, which may be a trigger for some. Read at your own caution.
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9. Corrupt by Penelope Douglas
I was told that dreams were our heart’s desires. My nightmares, however, became my obsession.
His name is Michael Crist.
My boyfriend’s older brother is like that scary movie that you peek through your hand to watch. He’s handsome, strong, and completely terrifying. The star of his college’s basketball team and now gone pro, he’s more concerned with the dirt on his shoe than me.
But I noticed him.
I saw him. I heard him. The things that he did, and the deeds that he hid…For years, I bit my nails, unable to look away.
Now, I’ve graduated high school and moved on to college, but I haven’t stopped watching Michael. He’s bad, and the dirt I’ve seen isn’t content to stay in my head anymore.
Because he’s finally noticed me.
Her name is Erika Fane, but everyone calls her Rika.
My brother’s girlfriend grew up hanging around my house and is always at our dinner table. She looks down when I enter a room and stills when I am close. I can always feel the fear rolling off of her, and while I haven’t had her body, I know that I have her mind. That’s all I really want anyway.
Until my brother leaves for the military, and I find Rika alone at college.
In my city.
The opportunity is too good to be true, as well as the timing. Because you see, three years ago she put a few of my high school friends in prison, and now they’re out.
We’ve waited. We’ve been patient. And now every last one of her nightmares will come true.
*Corrupt is a STANDALONE dark romance with no cliffhanger. It is suitable for ages 18+.
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10. The Random Series Boxed Set (Books 1-3) by Julia Kent
It all started with a naked hitchhiker wearing a guitar — and only a guitar.
And turned into a New York Times bestseller.
A random meeting between a rural Ohio chick and a rich Boston musician kickstarted all sorts of random acts of love and lust — and got even more complicated when his bandmate entered the picture.
And never left.
From unconventional love to second-chance romance to your wildest desires, The Random Series Boxed Set will have you giggling, swooning, and fanning yourself to the heart-pounding beat of the sexiest, most daring and irresistible musicians to come out of Boston.
Five band members form the up-and-coming group Random Acts of Crazy–each with a story of his own in this long-running series.
Let these rock stars take you on a CRAZY wild ride, and with a little TRUST, they can fulfill your every FANTASY.
This boxed set contains three full-length novels:
Random Acts of Crazy (A New York Times and USA Today bestseller)
Random Acts of Trust
Random Acts of Fantasy
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11. Bare Your Soul by Rochelle Paige
Angelica Rose’s mom always told her that desperate times called for desperate measures. Walking into a strip club and asking for an audition certainly qualifies as desperate, but when her mom’s battle with cancer ends months before Angelica is due to start college, she doesn’t feel like she has much choice.
The moment Morgan Cadwell sees her on his stage, he knows she’s the one woman who could make him break all the rules. There’s no way he’s going to let Angelica dance for other men, so he hires her as his live-in personal assistant instead.
Morgan’s offer lets Angelica keep her clothes on…but little does she know that, in the end, he’ll make her bare her soul instead.
Warning: This book is about an alpha caveman and a sweet but fierce virgin heroine who fall ridiculously fast in insta-love. If you’re okay with that, then enjoy!
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12. Royal by Winter Renshaw
His name is Royal, but he’s no prince charming. He’s not even a prince – though you could say I loved him once upon a time.
He was my older brother’s best friend.
Growing up, he sat at our dinner table every Sunday, teased me mercilessly, and pretended I annoyed him.
When I was old enough, he took me on my first date.
Royal taught me how to drive. Escorted me to my junior prom. Gave me my first kiss…amongst other things. He was my first taste of toe-curling, all-consuming, can’t-sleep love.
We had our whole lives ahead of us. There was never anyone else for me but him.
And then he disappeared. No letter. No explanation. Not even a goodbye.
My sisters and brother never forgave him, and my parents forbade me from speaking his name in our house ever again. For all intents and purposes, we were to pretend Royal Lockhart never existed.
I’ve spent the last seven years trying in vain to forget my first love, but just when I think I’ve finally moved on, guess who’s back in town?
AUTHOR’S NOTE: This is a full-length, stand alone, older brother’s best friend/unrequited love romance with a happily ever after and no cliffhanger. Enjoy! xoxo
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13. Sacked by Tabatha Vargo
When Sawyer Reed wants something, he gets it.
And I WANT her.
She doesn’t know it yet, but she’s already mine.
Her resistance is futile because once I start a play, I always follow through. And I ALWAYS win.
Nothing, not even the deep-seated hate I have for my rival, Jacob Byrd, is going to keep me from my endgame.
And my endgame is Gretchen Cole.
But I have to keep my head in the game. Everyone knows what happens to a quarterback when he loses focus. He gets SACKED.
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14. How We Deal With Gravity by Ginger Scott
When her son Max was diagnosed with autism, Avery Abbot’s life changed forever. Her husband left, and her own dreams became a distant fantasy—always second to fighting never-ending battles to make sure Max was given opportunity, love and respect. Finding someone to fight along her side wasn’t even on her list, and she’d come to terms with the fact that she could never be her own priority again.
But a familiar face walking into her life in the form of 25-year-old Mason Street had Avery’s heart waging a war within. Mason was a failure. When he left his hometown five years ago, he was never coming back—it was only a matter of time before his records hit the billboard charts. Women, booze and rock-n-roll—that was it for him. But it seemed fate had a different plan in mind, and with a dropped record contract, little money and nowhere to go, Mason turned to the only family that ever made him feel home—the Abbots.
Avery loved Mason silently for years—until he broke her heart…completely. But time and life have a funny way of changing people, and sometimes second chances are there for a reason. Could this one save them both?
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15. PS… You’re Mine by Alexa Riley
Katie Lovely signs up her class for a project, writing letters to Marines serving overseas, but a calculation error means she has to participate along with the class.
She isn’t prepared for what happens after she gets the first letter.
Sergeant Major Mark Gunner is serving his last tour and looking forward to getting out of the Marines. When he gets a letter that captures his heart, everything suddenly changes.
Their worlds connect and letters flow, creating a love unlike any other.
But when their time is up and the letters stop, will his claim remain?
Warning: This is a super quick, sweet, and dirty read with a small Valentine twist. *whispers* Don’t worry, it’s a happily ever after!
BONUS BOOK: Snow & Mistletoe anther sweet quickie will be at the end of PS… You’re Mine as a bonus book for the first two weeks after release. PS… You’re Mine ends half way through the book.
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16. Carpe Diem by Rae Matthews
Finding myself a widow at thirty-eight wasn’t in my plans. Although if I think about it, my whole life was not part of my plan. It all started when I found out I was pregnant shortly after graduating high school. After we had Bryna, Jack and I got married. Neither of us was able to follow our dreams of college. Nevertheless, all the missed plans and adventures did not matter because we were happy. We did not for one minute regret missing out on the things we would have liked to have done when we were younger.
Before Jack died, he had a plan to change all that. Unfortunately, he was taken from me before he could reveal his plans for our twentieth wedding anniversary adventure. However, thanks to his lifelong friendship with Flynn, Jack’s plan was not lost.
Jack may not be able to join me on this adventure, but with the help of my friends, I learn what it really means to seize the day.
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17. Escorting the Billionaire (The Escort Collection Book 1) by Leigh James
All three parts of the sexy, romantic serial!
Love don’t cost a thing… except everything.
When billionaire mogul James Preston hires an escort as a date for his brother’s wedding, he knows he’s taking a risk. One thing he won’t be taking? The escort’s clothes off. He just wants a date–not a girlfriend. Not a relationship. No strings. No ties. No games. No sex. He has his reasons. He lost someone he loved, and isn’t interested in trying again. Too many opportunities for mistakes or worse, heartbreak.
Audrey Reynolds became a high-end escort to keep her brother in his expensive group home. James Preston is the client of her dreams–he’s offering to pay her more money for two weeks than she’s ever made before. But James is… difficult. He’s gorgeous, troubled and all too human for Audrey’s business-like tastes. Determined to complete her assignment and collect the money, Audrey tries to play by James’s rules. But before she knows what’s happening, he’s rewriting the contract.
When Audrey ends up in James’s bed, he realizes that she’s everything he’s wanted… and everything he’s been running from.
This is Book One of The Escort Collection, but it’s a standalone novel with an HEA!
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18. 44 Chapters About 4 Men: A Memoir by BB Easton
School psychologists aren’t supposed to write books about sex. Doing so would be considered “unethical” and “a fireable offense.” Lucky for you, ethics was never my strong suit.
After spending years trying to spice up my sex life, I gave up and took to my journal. Perhaps my gorgeous, cold, number crunching husband simply wasn’t capable of the kind of passion I’d come to expect. After all, my ex-boyfriends—a skinhead turned US Marine turned motorcycle club outlaw, a baby-faced punk rocker out on parole, and a heavy-metal bass player—were every bit as tattooed and testosterone-fueled as the leading men in my favorite romance novels. If I couldn’t have that kind of passion again in real life, at least I could write about it. Right? Nobody had to know. It would be my little secret.
Well, guess what? My husband read that shit.
And guess what else? He upped his fucking game.
Drunk with power and under the dubious advisement of my best friend and colleague, I began testing the limits—crafting journal entries specifically designed to manipulate Ken’s behavior. For the most part, he responded beautifully…except when he didn’t.
Told through actual journal entries, steamy short stories, personal emails, a few haikus, and at least one dirty limerick, 44 Chapters About 4 Men chronicles the year I spent toying with my husband’s mind and ignoring all ethical standards of psychology. I decided to publish it in the hopes that someone out there might benefit from my discovery—or at least laugh at it—but in doing so I’m risking more than just my career. If word of this book gets back to Ken, I could lose the very man I’ve worked so hard to perfect.
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19. Guarding His Obsession by Alexa Riley
When Drake Hart’s security team is hired to find a stalker, he has no idea what’s in store for him. However, the day Zoey Lewis’ picture lands in his lap, there’s nothing he won’t do to save her. He’s always been quiet and shy, but seeing her changes everything.
Zoey is missing a filter when it comes to interacting with people. She’s used to being lost in her computer and being taken care of by her sister. She’s an oddball, and people find it hard to deal with. But when Drake Hulk-smashes his way into her world, she doesn’t feel so out of place.
When Zoey is threatened and needs protection, will Drake save the day? With a body like his, all signs point to yes!
Warning: He owns a security firm. She’s a little nerdy. It’s a classic trope and a recipe for sugary-sweet erotica!
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20. Alpha One Security: Harris by Jasinda Wilder
Nicholas Harris is a professional badass. Ex-Army Ranger, former personal security for the one and only Valentine Roth, mercenary, assassin, pilot, and my lover. After Roth and Kyrie holed up in their island fortress estate in the Caribbean, Nick started a private security contracting company: Alpha One Security. He hired the best of the best, the scariest, nastiest, toughest—and sexiest—security experts in the business.
And now he has the mission of a lifetime: the three year old daughter of two A-list celebrities has been kidnapped and is being held for ransom. The twist? The mercenary and Russian mafioso who snatched the sweet, innocent little girl is a vicious, evil, sadistic thug with a grudge against Nick.
And the fallout from this mission will be jet fuel on the flames of that grudge, pulling everyone around Nick into the vortex of violence and vengeance. Good thing we have the seven deadliest and most badass men on the planet on our team…
And oh yeah, there’s little ol’ me:
Layla Campari, mercenary-in-training.
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