Every month I post a recap of all of my reviews from the previous month. For my full spoiler free review including Likes and Dislikes, click the review headers. I was way for 2 weeks in August, so there were a few less reviews than usual.
I also post the top 20 e-book bestsellers based on your clicks on Ana’s Attic links. Please see below the review recap.
September 2016 Review Recap
Holy Cow. This was a busy month and filled with some great reads! I even had TWO 5+++++ star reads in one month. I also had one 5 star and THREE 4.75 stars. I have never had so many great books in a month. In fact, I loved almost every book I read! I posted 14 reviews in September and I’m still about 5 books behind. I can’t review as fast as I read!
“Mr. Arnold,” I said between clenched teeth, “looking into a lighted make-up mirror with a plus-seven magnification is a humbling experience. Having your husband leave you for a younger woman just plain sucks.”
Better Off Without Him may be one of my favorite audiobooks. Gillian Vance, the narrator, made this fun book amazing. She was a bit more of an actress than most narrators but it never seemed overacted. Her different vocalizations for other characters were amazing. If you don’t read audiobooks, I think Better Off Without Him would still be a great fun read on kindle or print.
I loved to read about a pretty cool mid-forties mom who is hip, sarcastic, smart, sexy and funny. Mona was totally someone I would want to be friends with. I enjoyed how she took the time to test the waters, and that this book wasn’t really a whirlwind romance, but more of a chick lit book with a romance. If you like a book with older couples with kids, I totally recommend Better Off Without Him. I have already grabbed a few more audiobooks from Dee Ernst, narrated by Gillian Vance.
“I mean, who does this? I’ll tell you who . . . me. A middle-aged housewife who was desperate for a little bit of fun.”
Wow. Author Anonymous completely blew me away. It was raw, all-consuming, repulsive at times, addictive, but most of all it was real. Whether it’s really real or not doesn’t matter to me. Who it’s about doesn’t matter to me. I know it is real because I have 4 close friends that went through a lot of what happened here. I could see how easy this can start after being together with Mr. Ana for 29 years and 2 separations (but neither of us cheated). Marriages go through ups and downs and it’s easy to be swayed by some attention you haven’t had in years. To be sucked in by the fantasy. I want to hate Anonymous. I want to scorn her. Many times I did. How can she do what she did to a man who loved her so? To her best friend? to her girls? To her readers? But yet I understood her a bit.
All of these confused emotions of understanding and anger are what made Author Anonymous so freaking good. You may want to read it with a glass of wine or a joint in hand, and make sure you have a protective case on your kindle, because you may have to throw it.
But read it. It’s NOT a pretty romance. It’s completely taboo. It is a warning to not go down that road. I don’t read cheating and it’s all about cheating, but Author Anonymous is unputdownable and pretty amazing.
“What I want, what I need”–she looked at each man in turn–”is you.”
Game On had so much potential! The author wrote well, and the characters were all very likable. There was good sexual tension and banter. It was all leading up to what could have been a passionate, dirty, delicious, controversial relationship, but it all fell a little flat. I enjoyed Game On, but it needed more passion, more tension, more sex, more controversy. Just more.
“Romantic is taking care of a woman. It’s being attuned to her needs. It’s listening to her. It’s making her feel beautiful, inside and out, because she is. It’s knowing her favorite dish, and picking it up on the way home. It’s giving her your coat when she’s cold, and holding open the door, and it’s making sure she has everything she needs before a big meeting.”
I need to gobble up every Lauren Blakely book. She is quickly becoming a top top favorite author. Nights With Him stood very well alone, and I loved reading about a slightly older, more worldly, experienced, professional couple vs. the oh-so-common virgin and the bad boy. There was a great friends-to-lovers story which also included some great details about each of their businesses; but it was HOT, made even hotter by Sebastian York’s sexy voice.
“She’s the perfect, all-American girl, like an apple pie, and I just want to eat her up.
I mean, I don’t want that.
Fuck, that came out wrong.
I totally don’t want to eat my assistant. Or bang my assistant. Or bend my assistant over the desk.”
You honestly couldn’t write a more perfect book for me than Well Hung. If someone asked what my favorite kind of book is, I’d say “Check out Well Hung (or Big Rock or Mister O)”. I love the sexy male point of view, the confident/cocky manly man (oh yes, that tool belt! Yum!), the lovable heroine I totally want to be friends with, the incredibly hot sex, the fun banter, the friendship between the couple, and how obvious it is that they belong together. Well Hung took a common theme in books and movies and made it totally unique and fresh. With the perfect blend of heat, humor, heart, and horny male pov, Lauren Blakely has written another book that will easily fall on my all-time favorite list.
“There wasn’t a textbook available that could put into words what this city looked like to virgin eyes.”
Roman Crazy was a very well written, rich story that almost transports the reader to Italy. The rich descriptions of the scenery, smells and tastes were a huge part of the book. So much so that the romance almost took a back seat. I would say that the story is much more about Avery finding herself again and finding treasures in Italy than about finding love, which was quite alright for a change. Unfortunately, I found myself easily distracted while reading it without really knowing why. It just didn’t make me breathlessly turn pages the way I wanted it to. I still read the whole book with a smile on my face, I still enjoyed the read, and now I really want to go back to Italy and see the less touristy spots.
Note: I will absolutely read any collaboration these women write again.
“The unknown is scary, and there are no guarantees where war is concerned, but if there’s one thing you need to know—one thing that I want you to carry with you—it’s that I will fight like hell to make it back to you.”
A Lover’s Lament was one of the best military romances I have read. Perhaps knowing that the author lived through this helped with the realism, but I actually felt like I was there. I loved how two people who were kind of sad and hopeless at first reconnected, and you could feel the hope and love build up again. A Lover’s Lament brought me through every emotion from sad, angry, scared, hot, happy and even made me laugh at times. The two authors worked really well together, but the male POV really brought the story to life. Though it was a little predictable and I found the pacing a little off, it was still an amazing read that I highly recommend.
“You don’t do relationships, and I don’t chase.”
“We do fuck, however. Many times and very well. Shockingly well.”
I think I would have enjoyed One to Chase more if I read it instead of listened to the audiobook. Despite the popular narrator, her voice really, really got on my nerves, especially when vocalizing the obnoxious society women. Otherwise, I enjoyed the sexy story, and I enjoyed the male narrator. I loved the dirty talking, persistent, dominant alpha attorney, and I loved how he worked on getting through to her and making them “fly” together. I could have done without the society drama, but I think that is partially because of how it was vocalized. While I can usually separate the story from the audiobook, I had a hard time here, because it really affected my focus on the story. But I can tell I really like Tia’s writing, and will gladly read other books from her.
“Did she feel the same way I felt? The burning need to get to know each other, mentally and intimately? Did she feel the electricity starting to build between us as well? A spark so heavy, that if our lips connect, it will feel like the entire room will explode?”
Stroked was a fun, over-the-top book told in 3 points of view. From the main couple, as well as the villain of the story, Bellini. While Bellini was there for comic relief (she was so ridiculous it was funny) there was a little too much of her. I didn’t want to be in her head that much at all. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the whole book, so much so that I immediately asked for the next. But I have to say, after reading 65% of Stroked Long (book 2), I realized how much better it can get! I loved Reese and Paisley together, their chemistry was undeniable, and I can’t wait to see snippets of them in upcoming additions to the series, I just wish I saw more of them and less of Bellini in Stroked.
“Jeez, it’s not like once I take my pants off dragons are going to pop out of my vagina and start biting at his ankles. Oh God, what if he’s afraid my moose knuckle is going to whack him in the middle of the night?”
I literally can not gush over Stroked Long enough, and there is no question that it is a 2016 favorite. I cracked up laughing, I swooned, I giggled, I panicked, I cried happy tears, super sad tears and laughing tears. I didn’t expect the magnitude of Stoked Long. While Stroked was fun, light, and a bit over-the-top, Stroked Long had depth and character growth. It covered OCD in a way that it felt like the author had personal experience with it or someone who has it. Ruby is one of my favorite female characters ever in a book, and her colorful humor couldn’t have been a better balance for the awkward and broken Bodi. Don’t get me wrong, this book is very much a comedy, one I laughed out loud during more than almost any other romcom. Stroked Long is a rare book that loved so much, I want to re-read right away.
“We were just us, Broken and bruised, fucked-up and messy, and together we were everything we never thought we could be.”
Holy Cow. Now I get what they call T.M. Frazier “The Evil Ginger”. The horrors she puts her characters through are nothing short of disgusting, brutal and horrifying. In fact, hers are the most brutal books I have ever read. But they are unforgettable and unputdownable, and bring out every emotion. The Dark Light of Day is absolutely a prequel to the King Series, so if you have read that, you must read this! If you haven’t, start here. It almost feels wrong to say that this is one of the best books I have read because of the brutality these kids have been through, but…just wow. The writing was incredible and intense. The love was all encompassing. Despite the very dark brutal themes of the book, there is still a light that shines throughout. <—OMG, I just got the title when typing this! I am so happy I went and picked up a 3 year old book. You’d never imagine that it was T.M. Frazier’s debut.
“I can let go with her and be myself. I don’t have to hide the agony I carry with me every second of every day. She knows. She was there. I don’t have to explain anything to her, and that’s a huge relief.”
Sex Machine was a sexy little romance that felt a little like a second chance romance. The characters were likable, and there was a lot more emotion than I expected from a book with that title. The writing was excellent, and it was a quick read, but quite honestly, I forgot all about it the minute I finished it, and forgot to write the review until I saw it went live. There was nothing AMAZING that stood out to me. It was just a good, easy, sexy afternoon read.
“She is. Best girl ever. But just as a friend, you know. An adorbsicles, cutie-patootie friend.” I pause. “But the thing is, Z–” I let out a long, tortured sigh. “I really, reeeeally wanna fuck the living hell outta my adorbsicles, cutie-patootie friend.”
I think that Ball Peen Hammer must be better on audible than reading it. I’m just not sure how easy it would be to read all the slang and bro words. But listening to it was pretty funny. The narration was excellent, and it couldn’t be easy to speak like Keane. I am so glad I stuck with this book. At first, I couldn’t stand the language, but I was kind of giggling too. Once I stopped thinking of the douchey guy I know that talks like this, and let myself laugh at it, I enjoyed it more. But the best part to me was how I fell for the guy I couldn’t stand at first, and how a book I was thinking of putting down turned into one I loved. I loved how this road trip between complete strangers brought out the best in both of them, turned into a great friendship, and then the romance came. If you are ready to laugh and not take it seriously, and you think you can handle “bee tee dubs”, I think you should grab this audiobook for a totally different romcom experience.
“Love is Love. It is eternal. It is a blessing. Love is not always easy or as we expect it to be, but it is worth the struggle. Love is always worth a fight.”
I love this threesome when things work. They work great in the bedroom, but you know how it is when there are three? One seems to feel like an outsider. They all seemed unhappy for a lot of the book with Reagan obsessing over the tabloids and the guys trying to help her through it. Dare and Trey’s family was my favorite part (besides the sex) and I loved getting more about Trey and Brian. I think that Outsider was too long at over 500 pages. I usually like long, but it began to drag and become repetitive in the middle. Don’t get me wrong, I loved reading it the whole time, but Reagan really wore on me. I just wish she were happier. That being said, I can’t wait to read more in the series, I want the rest of the band’s story!
Bestsellers for September 2016
1. KING SERIES BUNDLE: The Four Book Set by T.M. Frazier
**Note: This was on sale last month, but still worth it at full price**
All four books in the USA today bestselling KING series. King, Tyrant, Lawless, Soulless.
KING: Homeless. Hungry. Desperate.
Doe has no memories of who she is or where she comes from.
A notorious career criminal just released from prison, King is someone you don’t want to cross unless you’re prepared to pay him back in blood, sweat, sex or a combination of all three.
King’s future hangs in the balance. Doe’s is written in her past. When they come crashing together, they will have to learn that sometimes in order to hold on, you have to first let go.
TYRANT: I. Remember. Everything.
Only now I wish I didn’t.
When the fog is sucked away from my mind like smoke through a vacuum, the truth that has been beyond my reach for months finally reveals itself.
But the relief I thought I would feel never comes, and I’m more afraid now than I was the morning I woke up handcuffed in King’s bed.
Because with the truth comes dark secrets I was never meant to know.
I will put the lives of those I love most at risk if I let on that my memory has returned, or if I seek help from the heavily tattooed felon who owns me body and soul.
I don’t know if I’m strong enough to resist the magnetic pull toward King that grows stronger every day.
He’s already saved me in more ways than one. Now it’s my turn to do whatever it takes to save him.
Even if that means marrying someone else…
LAWLESS: She’s prim and proper. He’s leather and lawless. It will never work between them. It’s a lie they almost believe.
SOULLESS: The conclusion to Bear and Thia’s epic love story.
From New York Times Bestselling Author Lauren Blakely comes a HOT new standalone romance…
Here’s what you need to know about me — I’m well-off, well-hung and quick with a joke. Women like a guy who makes them laugh. Even better if he’s loyal and hard-working. That’s me.
Enter Natalie. Hot, sexy, smart, and my new assistant. Which makes her totally off limits…
Hey, I’m a good guy. Really. I do my best to stay far away from the kind of temptation she brings to work. Until one night in Vegas…
Yeah, you’ve heard this one before. Bad news on the business front, drowning our sorrows in a few too many Harvey Wallbangers, and then I’m banging her. In my hotel room. In her hotel room. Behind the Titanic slot machine at the Flamingo (don’t ask). And before I can make her say “Oh God right there YES!” one more time, we’re both saying yes–the big yes–at a roadside chapel in front of a guy in press-on sideburns and a shiny gold leisure suit.
We’ll just untie the knot in the morning, right?
The trouble is . . . I don’t know how to keep my hands off my soon-to-be ex-wife.
*WELL HUNG is a sexy standalone romantic comedy!*
The President’s daughter. Two professional athletes. One giant scandal. They’ll show her that two bad boys are better than one.
I can’t stand arrogant bad boys – especially not when they’re my loud, obnoxious new next-door neighbors. Not even when they come in muscled, tattooed, too-hot-for-their-own-good packages.
I’m a good girl – successful, responsible, and smart. I have to be – the eyes of the nation are on me.
I’m the daughter of the President of the United States.
Dating a filthy, cocky, possessive football player would be the ultimate scandal.
Falling in love with TWO arrogant athletes in the middle of my father’s re-election campaign?
That would be another thing entirely.
I’m twice as screwed.
Author’s Note: This is a MFM ménage romance! So if you’re not into the idea of two hot athletes falling head over heels for one girl, then take a pass on this one! There are no M/M scenes – this is all about the woman. There’s basically no football in here, either. But let’s be real – are you reading one of my books for the football? 😉
Purchase Double Team at Amazon (currently 99¢)
From New York Times bestselling author, Samantha Towle, comes a new sexy, romantic suspense standalone novel…
Daisy Smith has spent eighteen months of her life paying for a crime she didn’t commit. Now out of prison, she has only one focus—to get back custody of her younger brother, Jesse, who is deep in the foster care system. Desperate to rebuild her life and show the system that she is responsible enough to care for Jesse, she takes on the only job available to her—working as a maid at the Matis Estate.
On day one of her new job, Daisy meets Kastor Matis, the only son of the owners and her new boss. An enigmatic, handsome Greek god of a man, Kas is closed off, cold, and…well, kind of a bastard.
The more time Daisy spends around Kas, she starts to see there might be more to him than just his cold, bastard ways. He may actually have a heart beating in that frozen chest of his.
But Kas has secrets, too. Secrets that he’s determined to keep.
Secrets make Daisy curious.
And you know what curiosity can do…
For a limited time only, read all three of the acclaimed, award-winning Alpha Series books in one exclusive collection.
The first time it happened, it seemed like an impossible miracle. Bills were piling up, adding up to more money than I could ever make. Mom’s hospital bills. My baby brother’s tuition. My tuition. Rent. Electricity. All of it on my shoulders. And I had just lost my job. There was no hope, no money in my account, no work to be found. And then, just when I thought all hope was lost, I found an envelope in the mail. No return address. My name on the front, my address. Inside was a check, made out to me, in the amount of ten thousand dollars. Enough to pay the bills and leave me some left over to live on until I found a job. Enough to let me focus on classes. There was no name on the check, just “VRI Inc.,” and a post office box address for somewhere in the city. No hint of identity or reason for the check or anything. No mention of repayment, interest, nothing…except a single word, on the notes line: “You.” Just those three letters.
If you receive a mysterious check, for enough money to erase all your worries, would you cash it?
The next month, I received another check, again from VRI Incorporated. It too contained a single word: “belong.”
A third check, the next month. This time, two words. Four letters. “To me.”
The checks kept coming. The notes stopped. Ten thousand dollars, every month. A girl gets used to that, real quick. It let me pay the bills without going into debt. Let me keep my baby brother in school and Mom’s hospice care paid for. How do you turn down what seems like free money, when you’re desperate? You don’t. I didn’t.
And then, after a year, there was a knock on my door. A sleek black limousine sat on the curb in front of my house. A driver stood in front of me, and he spoke six words: “It’s time to pay your debt.”
Would you have gotten in?
It turns out $120,000 doesn’t come free.
It was just a party. A silly little celebration with champagne and my best friends. As I blew out the candles on my divorce cake, I said goodbye to my failed marriage and embraced my future with open arms.
But I didn’t know the future was going to come in the form of a mysterious stranger sitting at the end of the bar stealing glances all night.
And I didn’t know at the time, but my future even had a name . . . Dante Amato.
Over the weeks that followed, he pursued me with reckless abandon. He broke down my walls and ignored all the reasons we were completely wrong for each other. He made me feel something I hadn’t felt in years . . . something so real it terrified me.
But the moment I let him in . . . just when I began to let myself fall for this dashing stranger . . . he dropped a bombshell that changed everything.
1. This is a *full-length,* standalone romance. You do *not* need to read HEARTLESS first.
2. For a limited time, I’ve included a FREE copy of FILTHY (RIXTON FALLS #3) because it’s somewhat of a prequel to my next book, which will be an AMATO BROTHERS x RIXTON FALLS crossover (short preview included)! 🙂
3. Because of the bonus story and preview, RECKLESS may end just before 50% on your Kindle, however, rest assured it is a *full-length* novel.
Our lives are a collection of moments. Some utterly painful and full of yesterday’s hurts. Some beautifully hopeful and full of tomorrow’s promises.
I’ve had many moments in my lifetime, moments that changed me, challenged me. Moments that scared me and engulfed me. However, the biggest ones—the most heartbreaking and breathtaking ones—all included him.
I was ten years old when I lost my voice. A piece of me was stolen away, and the only person who could truly hear my silence was Brooks Griffin. He was the light during my dark days, the promise of tomorrow, until tragedy found him. Tragedy that eventually drowned him in a sea of memories.
This is the story of a boy and girl who loved each other, but didn’t love themselves. A story of life and death. Of love and broken promises.
(Book Three in the Elements Series. Complete Standalone.)
From his dirty-blond hair and breathtaking smile, to the abs from heaven and the irresistible V in his waistline, everything about Bodi Olympic-gold-medalist Banks screams hot piece of @$$.
Yet there’s more.
Dark shadows lurk behind his soulful, serious eyes.
I’m enamored. He’s captured me.
How can running an art foundation with Bodi Banks turns into a slow-burning, epic romance, even though he tries to push me away at every chance? How can I stay away from a broken, routine-driven man whose soul cries to be forgiven for a crime only he believes he committed? Or is that a lie?
*Was on sale in September*
Includes: Ravage Me, Seduce Me, Consume Me, Satisfy Me & Rattle Me
Ravage Me (Ravage MC#1)
After spending the last two years stuck behind bars for a crime she didn’t commit, Harlow ‘Princess’ Gavelson’s time inside has finally come to an end, and she’s ready for revenge. Unfortunately, being the daughter to the Vice President of the Ravage Motorcycle Club cuts into her plans, as orders must be followed. Trying to settle back into this life is proving difficult when the tables are turned and the woman who framed her is out for blood. Lucky for Princess, growing up in a MC has taught her how to hold her own.
After spending years in hell overseas, Donavon ‘Cruz’ came home to lose the very thing he went into hell for, sending him to the darkest moments of his life. Joining Ravage two years ago was his safe haven, and he protects his family at all costs.
When a dark-haired bombshell struts into the club’s shop, he’s caught off guard but immediately knows she’s the one he’d do anything for. Tough as nails, and taking no crap from anyone, he’s captivated by a woman who could handle this life. Trying to meet the needs of the MC business and follow his heart proves to be difficult when the two collide, and lives are at stake.
Can these two find a way to be together, or will the needs of Ravage cost them everything, including their lives?
Seduce Me (Ravage MC#2)
Casey Alexander grew up part of the Ravage Motorcycle family since the day she was abandoned by her mother and thrown into her father’s lap. Always seeing herself as an outsider, she spent her whole life trying to fit in, but never really succeeding. When she loses her beloved father, the utter aloneness engulfs her, leaving her searching for solace in the one man she’s always craved. Confessing her love for him only results in devastation when he pushes her away. Convinced she needs a fresh start, she leaves everything behind in order to mend her broken heart and begin building a future without him.
Gage Thomas (G.T.) Gavelson fell in love with his Angel when he was just a pint sized kid. Both beautiful and smart, he always felt she deserved so much better than him. Growing up beside her in the club only continued to test his will power, until one night, he gave into temptation. Realizing he couldn’t allow himself to hold her back from the life she deserved, he pushed her away, allowing her to believe she would never be enough for him. Letting her go had been the hardest thing he’d ever done. Even though he’d thought it’d been the right thing to do, not a day goes by that misery doesn’t consume him for it.
When a tragic shootout occurs, everything changes as once again their lives are intermingled. When you find your way back to the one person you are meant to be with, forgiveness should be easy. But sometimes, we hurt each other too much to ever be able to forgive.
Is their love strong enough to heal their pain?
Consume Me (Ravage MC#3)
Prospect Andrew “Tug” Tugger wants two things.
One, to become a member of the Ravage Motorcycle Club, and two, Blaze, the sexy brunette whose eyes set him on fire.
Only one of those things is under his control, and he is done waiting.
It’s time to take what he wants.
Blaze has been running from her tragic past for over four years. She is finally feeling settled, after stripping her way through school and building a life in Sumner, her first safe haven. She keeps everyone at arm’s length, afraid to let anyone discover the secrets she holds within.
Tug sets out to make Blaze his, but will someone get burned in the process?
Will Blaze run again when her new world is threatened?
Or will she allow Tug to consume her?
I’m not your good ole boy or boy-next-door type of guy.
If that’s what you’re looking for, I suggest you move on. I curse a lot, work too fucking much, and keep to myself. My edges are hard, rough, and even dark at times.
I never thought I would wind up in the business I’m in. I may not always play by the rules, but I go where the money is, keep my nose clean, and my affairs organized.
Who knew one fucking e-mail would change everything in my controlled life. I swore I’d never touch a case like hers again, but there was something intriguing behind every word I read.
She had my attention, she would have my services, but I never thought she’d steal my heart.
My name is Chase Black, owner of Dark Edges PI.
I’m your good girl and I once had everything.
A big beautiful house with a view of gorgeous mountains, an expensive car, stress-free job, a wardrobe any woman would die for, but one thing was missing…the ever-absent husband.
I never expected to be in the position I’m in, but I needed answers.
I sent one e-mail thinking I would figure it all out. It wasn’t the route I intended to take. The life I’d been living was a lie and he gave me the answers I needed. What happened next I wasn’t prepared for.
He had my information, he took the case, but I never thought he’d capture my heart.
My name is Naomi McAllister, owner of a broken heart.
This is our story…
I won’t let another Mr. Wrong fool me.
I thought I’d found my Mr. Right—then he turned wrong, and ran off with my best friend. After my divorce, I swore off love, romance, and smooth-talking, tattooed, bad boys.
The worst mistake of my life moved in next door—a bona fide pain in my ass, even if he’s a pleasure everywhere else. Adam Hardick might hide behind his beard and sunglasses, but I see through him—he’s chronically single and just looking for trouble.
And now his eyes are trained on my side of the fence.
It doesn’t matter that Adam is sexier than any man I’ve ever known, or that he’s hiding a mysterious injury from his service overseas. I need stability, responsibility, and someone who can love me and my three-year-old daughter.
I can’t risk another broken heart. But when our innocent fling becomes an accidental pregnancy, our relationship isn’t just for fun anymore.
Can I trust a committed bachelor to become a devoted daddy?
Falling in love is easy…but sometimes the best romance is the one you never expected.
Purchase So Long at Amazon (currently 99¢)
Joel and Jethro. Roommates. Total hunks. Inseparable friends. Hot as hell.
Meet my fantasy boyfriends. Aren’t they just the sexiest, cutest thing? I know, right? They totally are. They are hot, too hot for a quiet—and obsessed with them—girl working in a bookshop.
That’d be me, by the way.
There’s also the tiny problem of Joel wanting another girl. And as for Jethro, well… he doesn’t do girls. Or maybe he doesn’t do relationships. He certainly doesn’t do boys, so he isn’t doing his best and very male friend… right? Much less his male friend and me at the same time.
So it’s fine to crush on them. And write a serial story on my blog in which we are together. All three of us.
I mean, it’s okay. It’s perfectly safe. They’ll never even know I exist, much less find out about my blog and my secret fantasy about them.
…Yeah, that’s what I thought, too.
Warning: This book contains two super-hot boys and a nerdy, funny girl who has the hots for them.
Warning 2: This book may set you on fire. Handle with caution.
Warning 3: This book is funny, and dark, and angsty. It is NOT a love triangle. It is a relationship between three people with a happy ending.
*** Candy Boys is a standalone, full-length romance with an HEA. This special edition includes a second full-length standalone novel, RIOT, as a special thank you to my readers, for a limited time. ***
Purchase Candy Boys at Amazon (currently 99¢)
Things a good neighbor can do for you:
1. Give you a cup of sugar
2. Let you borrow his lawnmower
3. Water your plants while you’re on vacation
4. Make your eyes roll back in your head
Katya Tocci has never paid much attention to who lives next door – her career always kept her too busy. She’s a good girl, working her way to becoming the most sought after cake designer in all of San Francisco.
But even a good girl’s gotta cut loose once in a while, right? So one fake dating profile later, and she’s ready to tarnish her squeaky clean image. Little does she know, her fun time is closer to home than she ever imagined.
Throw in a neighbor who wants to corrupt her, and another who just wants to own her, and her entire world is flipped upside down.
Who knew neighbors could be so helpful?
From USA Today Bestselling Author, A.M. Hargrove, comes a New Adult, Single Dad, Sexy, Stand Alone Romance
Single Dad, Beckley Bridges, is sexy as hell.
No, really, he’s the hottest thing since the sun was created.
Honest to God, crack an egg on him and the thing will sizzle.
So what’s the problem?
He’s also a gigantic jerk.
I hate the bastard.
I try to avoid him at all costs.
But for some reason, everywhere I go he seems to show up.
Only the real issue is his daughter, English.
She’s an adorable quirky first-grader who’s the sweetest thing since iced tea.
And she’s one of my students but also the love of his life.
So I have to deal with him on a professional level.
It’s not easy.
On a scale of easy to hard, dealing with Beckley Bridges is like nails screeching across a blackboard.
But when English’s mother tries to gain custody after abandoning her on Beckley’s doorstep as an infant, he’ll do anything possible to keep her under his roof.
That’s how he ends up propositioning me.
And crazy as it sounds?
I find myself considering it.
*This is a full-length, stand-alone, novel, with no cliffhangers, and an HEA. It contains mature content and is not suitable for younger readers.
I keep my Glock strapped and my c**k hard.
Olivia Markson thinks she’s such a good girl, but I know better. I can practically feel her soaking panties on the tips of my fingers the second we see each other again. It’s been years, but I know she remembers what I can do to that tight body of hers.
She hates that I’m in the mob, but I don’t give a f**k. I’m a killer and I’m good at it. I do what the familia tells me to do, and I don’t ask questions.
Until they order me to take care of her.
Now I have to keep her safe. And I’m going to give her more than just my help.
I’m going to make every inch of her body mine.
That gorgeous bastard is back and he’s taking what he wants.
Marco Fabbri is hard and unrelenting. He’s the kind of man I know I shouldn’t want. I made the mistake of letting his hands slide between my thighs once, and I swore I’d never do it again.
Now he’s back and his lips are pressing against my neck. He makes me beg Yes when I should be saying No.
Marco is a bad man. When he lifts my hands above my head and presses me against a wall, I know I’m going to give in.
It’s only a matter of how rough he makes it.
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Toni wants to be an insider.
Logan just wants inside her.
She’s finally ready to rock…
Toni Nichols set aside her dreams to raise her little sister, but now she’s reaching for the stars as the creator of a revolutionary interactive biography about Exodus End. She’s on tour with the rock band to immerse herself in their world, but how will she ever gain the trust of four veteran superstars who’ve been burned by the media before? Nobody said this was going to be easy. Then again, good things can come in hard packages.
He’s always ready to roll…
Adrenaline junkie Logan Schmidt lives for the rush of playing his bass guitar before thousands of screaming fans. When he’s not performing onstage or in the bedroom, he’s looking for his next thrill in extreme sports. So why does a sweet, innocent journalist get his heart pumping and capture his full attention? Is Toni the real deal or just digging up dirt on his band? Logan’s eager to rock Toni’s world and roll her in the sack, but when she starts to get too close to his heart, she takes her insider look to a place he may never be willing to go.
Outsider is now live too!
New York Times bestseller Elle Kennedy brings you a sexy new Off-Campus novel that can be read as a standalone…
He knows how to score, on and off the ice
Allie Hayes is in crisis mode. With graduation looming, she still doesn’t have the first clue about what she’s going to do after college. To make matters worse, she’s nursing a broken heart thanks to the end of her longtime relationship. Wild rebound sex is definitely not the solution to her problems, but gorgeous hockey star Dean Di Laurentis is impossible to resist. Just once, though, because even if her future is uncertain, it sure as heck won’t include the king of one-night stands.
It’ll take more than flashy moves to win her over
Dean always gets what he wants. Girls, grades, girls, recognition, girls…he’s a ladies man, all right, and he’s yet to meet a woman who’s immune to his charms. Until Allie. For one night, the feisty blonde rocked his entire world—and now she wants to be friends? Nope. It’s not over until he says it’s over. Dean is in full-on pursuit, but when life-rocking changes strike, he starts to wonder if maybe it’s time to stop focusing on scoring…and shoot for love.
From New York Times Bestseller Pepper Winters writing as Tess Hunter, comes a sarcastic, sexy standalone full of men with big ‘you know whats’, puppies, pigmy pigs, and swoon-worthy moments.
I don’t want to touch it.
I really, really don’t.
He’s egotistical, crass, and my patient’s owner–which makes him totally off limits.
Yep, that’s right. He owns the wiener I’m currently working on.
A wiener dog–get your dirty mind out of the gutter.
I’ve also worked on his Spoodle, his Cocker-shitzu, and a Cheagle–don’t ask. (And no, it’s not a sexual position).
It doesn’t help that he also represents most of my joint-owned veterinary practice’s small clientele. We’d only just opened the doors a few months ago, and in he strode with a yelping Taco Terrier. One haughty look at our sparkling new facilities, he’d demanded royal treatment, even though I was currently finger deep up a squalling tom cat.
Ever since then, he expects me to serve him.
Any time. All the time.
Him and his revolving zoo of dogs.
One of these days, I’m going to swat him for being such a pompous ass but I can’t deny the way he handles his charges makes me want to see past the ‘do as I say and don’t ask questions’ barking exterior.
But then last week…he caught me staring at his um, cough, package.
His bossy commands switched to a cocky smirk.
He gave me permission to do something I promised myself I would never ever do.
I can touch it.
If I want…
Reagan Elliot should be living her dream…
She’s touring with Exodus End as their new rhythm guitarist and gaining more notoriety and fame than she ever imagined possible.
She’s earned the devoted love of not only one, but two spectacular men. Her committed threesome with sexy guitarist Trey Mills and her hunky bodyguard Ethan Conner is stable, loving, deep, and satisfying for all involved.
But sometimes the world sees things differently and is determined to destroy what it doesn’t understand.
Can Reagan’s relationship with Trey and Ethan survive the cruel backlash of the media, her family, and a bigoted public? Or will the talented musician lose everything she holds dear in the face of her own burgeoning doubts?
From New York Times Bestselling authors Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland, comes a sexy new standalone novel.
Money or love? Which would you choose?
You probably just answered the question in your head thinking it’s an easy decision.
For me, it’s not. Did I mention it’s a lot of money? A hell of a lot.
I needed to go far away to think it through.
As I embarked on an impulsive trip, I hit a detour when I met sexy Carter in the airport lounge. We struck up a heated conversation.
Then, he left.
I thought I’d never see him again.
But fate had other plans.
Surprise! He was the pilot of my flight.
The bigger surprise was the adventure that followed after the plane landed.
Carter was dangerous and always on the move.
Even though our connection was magnetic, I knew it was only temporary.
He would give me tickets, and I would follow him around the world to exotic places.
A bevy of flight attendant exes and rumors about Carter’s reputation were never far behind.
I didn’t know what to believe.
But I was addicted. Nothing else mattered anymore. And I was going to get hurt. Because a part of me wanted to be the one to finally ground the playboy pilot.
At the very least, he was taking me on a thrilling ride.
All good things must come to an end, right?
Except our ending was one I didn’t see coming.
20. (tie) Benched by Abigail Graham
Mr. Right has never been so freakin’ wrong.
I’m a single mom and a cop. When some arrogant superstar thinks he can speed through my town and smirk and charm his way out of a ticket, he’s wrong. I wrote the ticket and impounded his car.
Then he moved in next door.
This muscled up god with his glorious physique, panty-dropping smile and smart mouth is my new neighbor. He hates the ‘burbs, but that doesn’t seem to stop him from flirting with me every chance he gets. As if strutting around in boxers with his abs and chest on display is enough to make me forget his snide comments and wisecracks. Oh sure, he knows how to turn on the charm… like I’ll fall for that.
I bet that would make a great story, bagging the cop that gave him the ticket- but I’m not some ditzy arm candy lining up to be the next notch in his bedpost.
I don’t have time to fool around. It doesn’t matter if he’s hot, and younger than I am, and just looking at him makes my legs shake.
The closer we get, the more I think I misjudged him. Somewhere beneath that arrogant smirk is a good man, maybe even the right man, but my past threatens to shatter us both…
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You know me.
Come on, you know you do.
Maybe you pretend you don’t. Maybe you clear your browser history religiously. Maybe you pretend to be aghast whenever someone even mentions the word porn in your presence.
But the truth is that you do know me.
Everybody knows Logan O’Toole, world famous porn star.
Except then Devi Dare pops into my world, and pretty soon I’m doing things that aren’t like me—like texting her with flirty banter and creating an entire web porn series just so I can get to star in her bed. Again. And again.
With Devi, my entire universe shifts, and the more time I spend with her, the more I realize that Logan O’Toole isn’t the guy I thought he was.
So maybe I’m not the guy you thought I was either.
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