Book Review · Contemporary Romance

CONVICT (Sin City Salvation #2) by A. Zavarelli

A well written and enjoyable read – 4.25 stars

Birdie and Ace really called to me in Confess, Sin City Salvation #1, and whilst I still loved them in this story, at times they felt like slightly different people to the ones I’d met before. However we viewed them both through the eyes of others, and their misconceptions were part of the explanation for that. I also thought Birdie and Ace’s story overlapped more with Gypsy and Lucian’s story, but we didn’t get to see any of that part.

Ms Zavarelli is the master of writing broken and damaged characters. Protagonists whose very existence is filled with darkness, whose innocence was ripped away far too early in their life. Both Ace and Birdie will make your heart bleed when you learn of their pain and suffering. A lot of the book deals with this pair trying to understand and accept their OWN feelings, never mind negotiating the minefield of forming a relationship with another damaged soul.

My attention never wavered as I read Conflict. There was never a point where I felt bored, was tempted to put it down and read something else or wanted to skim parts. The author writes with such practised ease and in a way that holds your interest. There were a couple of things I would have liked to be different, but these are more along the lines of personal preference than a criticism of the book.

Personally I wanted more of the ‘suspense’ element woven through the central sections of the book. That part of the story felt just a little shoe-horned in at the end, just a touch too rushed and easily resolved in some ways. It would also have stopped that same chunk in the middle starting to feel a little ‘ground-hog day’. Ace’s blowing hot and cold and Birdie’s misunderstanding of the situation was repeated just a few too many times with nothing of substance to dilute it down.

However neither of those made this a ‘bad’ story. It was wonderful to see these two get their HEA as well as getting some very brief glimpses of Lucian and Gypsy. Bearing in mind that 4 stars on GR does mean ‘really liked’ this is a book that I am only to happy to recommend to those who love a contemporary romance with troubled characters, a dash of suspense and some darker themes too.

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Blurb:

From the shadows, I’ve tracked her every move.
I was just supposed to watch her. But now, I can’t stop.
She’s my obsession. My addiction. My poison.
Watching her isn’t enough.
The savage in me won’t be satisfied until I take her and make her mine.
One taste and I’m hooked. Too bad for her… I’m never letting her go.

**

 Stalked. Hunted. Captured.
He took me from my life and locked me away in his compound.
The ex-con. The big bad biker. Inked, bearded, and inhumanely sized.
And yet, every time he looks at me, I melt.
This broken beast hides demons behind those brutal eyes. I hate him… and I crave him. His touch, his words, his lips.
When my enemies come for me, he vows to protect me as long as I do what he says. I’ll be secure in this prison he created for me.

But who will protect me from him?

Excerpt:

He dragged his nose through my hair, breathing me in. And then he pressed his lips against the shell of my ear, repeating the process all over again as he kissed his way down my jaw. When he finally got to my lips, I was hungry and wet for him. Dinner was scattered on the floor around us, long forgotten as his fingers grazed the hem of the silk robe against my thigh. He pulled it aside, then repeated the action on the other leg.

Leaning back, he studied my face before his eyes drifted to the part of me he’d exposed. I was open for him. Vulnerable to him. He could see everything, and I didn’t try to hide it. This was the broken, filthy part of me he needed to see. It was now or never. He could take it or leave it.

His attention drifted up while he tugged at the loose fabric covering my breasts. When he was finished, all that remained was the rope around my waist and the fabric pooling at my sides. I held my breath as I waited to see what he would do next. After everything that had just happened, more than anything, I wanted him to want me, and yet I was terrified he couldn’t. It didn’t make sense, but it was undeniable. He’d seen me at my worst, and I wanted him to tell me it was okay. It didn’t matter how fucked up I was, he wanted me anyway.

Just like with everything else, Huck did it in his own way. He reached for the zipper on his jeans, slowly dragging it down while his eyes locked onto mine. They were filled with dark promises and threats that reflected in his voice.

“Tell me to stop, Birdie. If you don’t, I’ll never let you go.”

 “Don’t stop.” I forced the words from my raw throat. “Don’t you fucking dare.”

About the Author:
A. Zavarelli is a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author.

She likes all things chocolate, books that come with warnings, and putting her characters through hell. Her tales have been known to flirt with darkness and sometimes court it unabashedly altogether. Revenge themes and tortured souls are her favorites to write and this gives her an excuse to watch bizarre and twisted documentaries in her spare time.
She currently lives in the Northwest with her lumberjack and an entire brood of fur babies.

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Book Review · Omegaverse · Sci-Fi

OMEGA OF SATHION

Omega of Sathion by Ana B Starr – 4 stars

This is a good debut book, one that I really enjoyed reading

For me, this book ‘picked up’ and improved as the story progressed. I would hazard a guess that this was in part due to the author honing her writing skills as she got further through the book. In addition she was trying to give some background to the main character, without dwelling too much on it. After a couple of chapters I was soon caught up in what is very much an engaging sci-fi story. I would go so far as to say that this felt as much more sci-fi in nature as it did Omegaverse, which is not a criticism at all.

There was some very well executed world building, the sci-fi element was clearly important to the author and her hard work paid off. I absolutely adored Vinz! As I’ve already said, the first couple of chapters contain some significant jumps in time and details are focused on scene setting. Once Faye leaves Earth then the adventure (and action) really begin. The story flows well with natural changes in tempo and cadence, ebbing and flowing to give you the highs of action, peril and threat along with gentler periods where characters connect with each other and Faye learns about new worlds.

We don’t meet the hero of the story for a while, as the book is written first person and entirely from Faye’s POV. My preference in first person is to have BOTH view points, as this allows me to connect to both main characters, but I can appreciate why the author perhaps chose not to do that for this book. Both Faye (h) and Irikav (H) were likeable characters, with Irikav’s species being much more gentle, respectful and caring of omegas than is more frequently seen in Omegaverse stories. 

The sex scenes between Faye and Irikav were consensual and not as frenzied as in the darker OV books. With the exception of the knot and some interesting alien appendages they felt more akin to contemporary love scenes. Whilst there are one of two ‘darker’ elements and scenes, I personally don’t believe that there is anything too extreme or of an offensive nature in the book.

If I have any advice to offer the author it would be to add more emotional depth. This is a personal preference of mine, and I know it doesn’t bother many readers but in order for me to ‘love’ a book, I have to connect emotionally with the characters. Whilst I knew if Faye was happy, or sad or scared etc, it was on a fairly superficial level. I want a description of physiological responses to emotions along with ‘x made her happy’, ‘y made her sad’ etc. Did her palms get sweaty with terror, was her heart in her mouth, pounding so loudly it might be overheard? 

For me that would have lifted this from a good and enjoyable read, one I’m happy to recommend to others, into a truly great read. However I am still impressed with the quality of this debut novel and will be following this author and reading more of her work.

SYNOPSIS

Sathion. A new home, where humanity can start over. The planet was gifted to us by a benevolent race of aliens. They intend for us to colonize. I am one of the rare humans who has been chosen to go there. 

But en route our transport ship was attacked by pirates, and my friend and I have been kidnapped. These new aliens tell us we are ‘Omegas’. They tell us we are meant to pair and breed with ‘Alphas’ of any race, be they human or alien.

I don’t know what it means to be Omega. But what I do know is that I was just given a second chance at life, an opportunity to live it on my own terms. No matter what my captors say, I will find a way to get to Sathion. No one is taking this away from me. 


“Ana B. Starr has made herself right at home in the Omegaverse, brightening a normally dark and moody genre with just a hint of sugary sweetness to go with all the interstellar excitement packed between these pages. Five stars!” – Merel Pierce, Author 

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The Omega of Sathion is a Sci-Fi Omegaverse Romance, which may include themes of power exchange, dubcon, noncon, violence, alien interactions, and more. If you enjoy these tropes please continue, if you don’t, this book may not be for you.


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Book Review · Contemporary Romance

WISH ON YOU by Amelia Wilde

A wonderful conclusion to the Bliss Brothers saga


Asher has been such a mystery throughout this series, often mentioned but never seen. He doesn’t have the answers to the cash flow mystery but he does arrive with one heck of a surprise for his brothers. Actually make that two surprises, one of which is his wife of one day, Everly.

We find out where he has been and what he has been doing and, eventually, the truth behind all those secrets. I really want to avoid spoilers so will just say that, for me, it fitted well with the overall background history of the Bliss family. 

I did feel that the romance element of this book felt a little rushed, I think, given all the story to get through the book perhaps needed to be a little longer. There just wasn’t quite enough time devoted to just Everly and Asher. The plot was really good, the twists, turns and discoveries very much held your attention whilst Asher and Everly were two very likeable and appealing main characters. 

The story is very ‘feel good’ and is a perfect beach or comfort read. The sexual content makes it suitable for 18+ but there isn’t anything else in the story that would offend or be a trigger. This is a wonderful story that provides a very happy few hours reading and is one I can happily recommend.


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SYNOPSIS

I need a husband now, or I’m homeless forever.

My late father’s will has me in a real bind: get married or lose the farm.

Technically, it’s a ranch—and the only property my sister and I have to our names. Without the ranch, we’re on the street.

I’m down to the wire when the mysterious Asher Bliss walks into my life.

He’s the perfect man to bail me out with a little white lie: devastatingly handsome, intriguing, and single.

We have to fake it for thirty days…but now that we’re back at Bliss, things are getting real!

✅Fake fiancé/fake marriage
✅Luxury resort vibes
✅A hint of that Western life
✅Family saga
✅Secrets revealed
✅HEA guaranteed

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Book Review · Dark · Domestic Discipline · Shifter

BEAR by Delta James

A Dark Shifter Romance

I very much enjoyed the unusual twist on the usual bear shifter type of story. It definitely added extra depth to the story, along with the excellent suspense elements. Overall the pace drove the story along well, resulting in a very satisfying read. I really loved the feeling of destiny and fate that ran throughout the book.

I did struggle to connect with the ‘romance’ for a little while, though I very much liked both main characters. For me personally I would have preferred a little more focus on building and developing their relationship and less on spanking/discipline/sex in the first half of the book. However that is a very personal preference and one could just as easily argue that the domestic discipline aspect IS a huge part of their relationship. Just as it began to feel a little repetitive, the pace picked up, the story took off and my attention was held until the very end of the book.

As always Delta James wrote a wonderfully strong female in Halley and a sexy, dominant hero in Cade. By the end of the story I was very much convinced of not only their connection but also their love. Charlie and Kaye were two very good supporting characters and I also felt as though I got to know Halley’s grandmother too. The author is very good at writing characters you would love to meet and this book was no exception.

This is a domestic discipline book which contains spankings that the heroine may not like but ultimately agrees with. As this is a dark romance it does take her longer to be content with the status quo and some of the discipline is dubious consent in nature, though all sexual activity is fully consented to. The publisher does provide a warning, these should always be taken note of if you don’t enjoy seeing the heroine spanked and disciplined (some of which can seem quite severe, depending on personal likes/dislikes).


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SYNOPSIS

For centuries he roamed the mountains, restless and wild. Then he chose me as his mate.

He was a man once, long ago. Now people say he is nothing more than a myth, a legend, a story locals tell one another around the campfire. The tale of the mountain man who became a bear.

But I know better. He saved my life, and he watches over me still. Because I belong to him.

The man in him is old-fashioned, from a time when a headstrong woman was taken over a knee, but the beast in him is as wild as this land itself, and when he claims me it will be truly savage.


Publisher’s Note: Bear includes spankings and rough, intense sexual scenes. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.

Book Review · Dark · Omegaverse

BROKEN by Eva Dresden

Broken by Eva Dresden – 5+ Stars


Damn, five stars is just not enough for this book!

I’ve been lucky enough through my blogging that every now and then an author contacts me and asks if I would read their new book. I’m always a little nervous that I’ll really not like it and have that awkward moment of wondering whether to slink quietly away or say something. 

When Eva Dresden offered me an arc copy of Broken, promising a dark omegaverse read my greedy little soul couldn’t resist. I mean dark AND omegaverse, two of my most very favourite tropes/genres in a book. Anyway it was gone 11 pm when I picked it up, but I though, ‘go on, read the first chapter, see what it’s like’. Yes curiosity will not only be killing the cat, it will also leave me with very little sleep!

So just gone 2 am, with gritty eyes and a huffing husband, I had to put the book down. Thankfully I started it at the weekend so as soon as I was awake the next day I got right back to reading. I ignored the housework, my husband and basic hygiene because OMG I had to finish this book.

Anyone who is a fan of Addison Cain needs to read this book. Seriously. It is on a par with her Alpha’s Claim series but is still very much it’s own book and world. A world that it dragged me into, a dark and sometimes violent world, a world of lies, deceit and heartache. Eva Dresden has an unusual writing style, both good and easy to read but also – hmm- slightly cloudy? It’s hard to put into words but it’s an implied and suggested style of writing, sometimes vague in detail which perfectly matched the confusion and bewilderment of Quinn. The writing mirrored the feel of the story, adding atmosphere, depth and emotion just at the point it was needed.

I just don’t have adequate words to do justice to this book. I have words, words like DARK, other words like AMAZING, and still further words like WOW, OMG OMG OMG I NEED MORE NOW. But those words don’t tell you how fantastic the writing is, how powerful and domineering the alpha’s are, how sweet and gentle, bloody but unbowed Quinn is. They don’t describe the emotions and feels I got from this story. The sadness of Quinn’s situation and treatment, the frenzy of the lustful rutting, the ‘you go girl’ at her inner strength, the terror of being powerless and the horror of out of control, uncaring, a-hole Alpha’s.

I’m not embarrassed to admit that this book made me cry. Well if we burrow down to the truth the mistreatment of Quinn and her brokenness made me sob. There are a whole heap of Alpha males who I would like to slowly torture before removing their genitals with a blunt, rusty table knife. Oh yes my lovelies it is one of THOSE reads.

Please if you know someone who loves dark omegaverse books let them know about this one, for no other reason than the fact that in their place I would want to know about it. There is no financial gain for me, just the knowledge that I’ve helped boost an amazing author to an audience that will love her work.

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Synopsis

Quinn struggles in a world where Omegas are viewed as less than nothing and Alphas reign supreme. She scrapes by one day at a time, selling the illusion of sex with trays full of drinks.

Until Tobias Kahler appears, ruining everything. Ruining her.

Taken by an Alpha who will not be denied, she fights to keep her sanity and herself alive. Broken, she’s forced to endure untold evil.

For the spark of hope buried under all of the pain, she’ll do a lot more than that.

Broken is the first book in the Omega’s Destruction series, a raw and thrilling Omegaverse tale. It is not a traditional romance, containing dark, explicit themes and complete power exchange. These scenes are graphic and may trigger some readers. If this material offends you, please do not purchase.

Book Review · Humorous

CUPIDS ANONYMOUS

CUPIDS ANONYMOUS

by Lila Monroe

Poppy and Dylan are just so …… *swoon*

4.5 stars


I don’t know how Lila Monroe does it, but each new book has a fresh feel to it. I’ve read other rom-com’s where the characters and/or situations start to feel very ‘samey’, but I never get that feel with this author. I would have read Cupids Anonymous in one sitting if sheer exhaustion hadn’t made it impossible to focus on the plot. 

If I had one wish, I’d love to see the author shake up the standard rom-com formula of (see spoiler below). How, why and what happens after varies with each story, so it’s not a huge issue. Just a little bit of me would love to see it move away from that set path.

This was just such a warm hug of a story, yes there’s some angst, certainly there’s lots of lust and of course (since it’s a rom-com) there are plenty of laughs along the way. However whilst the emotions are there to feel and experience, you are not put through the wringer. Instead you are gently caressed by them as you take this wonderful journey of mis-haps, mayhem, love and romance.

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Rule #1 Don’t get hit by your own arrow.

I’m a professional Cyrano – minus the honking great nose. Need a love note, raunchy sext, or apology letter so epic that your other half will forget you hesitated a beat too long when you asked, ‘does this make me look fat?’? I’ve got you covered. But when my most frequent client, the annoyingly charming (or is that charmingly annoying?) Dylan Griffin comes to me with an unconventional new job, I discover that three little words can add up to one BIG complication…

Because Dylan doesn’t want help seducing another swimsuit model (for once in his life). He wants my help winning over his high-school crush (aka, his one true love) – and he’s prepared to make it worth my while. Throw in a summer Catskills trip that’s equal parts ‘Dirty Dancing’ and dirty-talking, and this Cupid is soon out of her depth – and head over heels with the last man I expected. But can I find the right words when it comes to my own heart? Or will this happily ever end in disaster? 


Find out in the sparkling new romantic comedy from USA Today bestselling author, Lila Monroe!

SPOILER**
That cliche of the couple breaking up over a misunderstanding before realising the error of their ways. I always know that with 35 minutes of reading time left, I’m heading for the break up.

BDSM · Book Review · Pet Play

TRAINING HIS PET

TRAINING HIS PET (Owned and Protected #6)
by Measha Stone


4.5 stars for this red hot, pet-play book

Measha Stone sure does know how to write a hot and steamy pet-play book. If you’ve read any others in the series you will know what to expect, and this is another great addition to the series. Whilst some aspects are similar to the rest of the series because – duh! – pet play, each book has it’s own romantic suspense elements, the characters have their own back stories and the issues the couples face make each book very different. 

I loved how Erika struggled both with giving her submission AND with how her submission made her feel. The battle of the ‘independent career’ woman with the ‘getting off on kneeling at his feet’ pet. Most of the time Dax appreciated this conflict, and the times he didn’t were necessary to the plot. It was also good to see a dominant hero who wasn’t perfect or had it all together. Whilst the reason they had a blow up was a little cliched, Erika’s reasoning (or lack of) was nicely different from the norm. I liked that she hadn’t kept thinking how the hero would hate her if he saw it but then she ‘forgot’ to delete it (which I’ve seen used sooooo many times).


The ending of the book was pretty perfect for me, and then we had the epilogue, which was the cherry on top of the icing! I loved that epilogue and all that it implied, the support, the respect and most of all the love. Honestly it was just totally a *swoon* moment.


If you HAVEN’T read any books in this series there are two things to know. The first is that each one is a stand alone, whilst there are certain characters who appear in more than one book no ‘prior knowledge’ is required in order to enjoy this story. The second and probably most important thing is that pet play involves a certain amount of humiliation and, whilst all activities are consensual, it may push your boundaries.

I find it helps to remember that (a) both individuals are ultimately willing participants, agreeing to the activities and (b) it’s a book not a BDSM training manual, so some aspects won’t always reflect real life. There is also a (c) which is that whilst I would be saying “Hell no!” to some things Dax insists on I’m not Erika, plus it would be a pretty boring book if she refused to submit to his dominance!

So whilst Dax insisted on verbally having Erika’s agreement, there was no chat about a ‘safe word’ and only one mention of ‘hard limits’. That said, I always felt that if Erika had stood up and said ‘actually there is NO WAY I’m going to do that because….’ then Dax would have listened to her and allowed a discussion on the matter. Punishments are a separate issue, safe words are more for if one feels unsafe or at risk and not for getting out of trouble. These aspects need bearing in mind before buying this book. Otherwise go for it – it’s a great read.

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BLURB

Erika Devore is known for getting the stories nobody else can, but when she ends up on the wrong side of a mob boss she suddenly finds herself in the custody of a former soldier turned security contractor who has made it his business to keep her safe whether she likes it or not.

Dax Adams is determined to protect Erika, even if that means spanking her until she is sobbing every time her reckless defiance puts her in danger. But when she discovers that the cabin he has chosen as their hideout is part of a BDSM resort, Erika’s intrigue and arousal are both obvious, and Dax decides that the best way to keep her occupied and obedient is to train her as his pet.

Though Dax gives Erika no choice in the matter, her body’s response to his bold dominance is undeniable, and soon she is kneeling naked at his feet, blushing as she is fitted with a tail for the first time, and screaming in helpless pleasure as she is brought to one desperately intense climax after another. But when it is safe for her to return home, will that bring an end to her training?

Publisher’s Note: Training His Petis a stand-alone novel which is the sixth entry in the Owned and Protected series. It includes spankings, sexual scenes, intense and humiliating punishments, and strong D/s and pet play themes. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.

Book Review · Paranormal · Shifter

PAVO (Dragon King Book #1) by S Cinders

An exciting new spin off in the Lycan Mating Games world

This particular book can be read stand alone without having read the other ‘Lycan’ books. There is no character cross-over and very little reference to the previous books either. Whether future books will need you to have read the other 3 I wouldn’t like to say.

I very much enjoyed Zoe and Cane’s story, which is fairly low angst, they fight their battles together rather than against each other. It’s a very hot, insta-lust story, leading to a fairly insta-love situation. Whilst I’m not a huge fan of these in contemporary romances, in a paranormal/fantasy romance I’m much less picky. The chemistry between Cane and Zoe is scorching hot – this is one sexy and erotic read. There is spanking so if a dominant man spanking/disciplining a submissive female is likely to offend you this probably isn’t the book for you. 

We get the start of Ava and Titus’ story (I very much hope we will be seeing more of them in the next book!) and also met some other fascinating and intriguing characters. There are some good world building elements in this, I really liked the whole Norse mythology aspect.

Would I like more depth in the books? Yes, I love a book that takes me on a journey both emotionally and with it’s story. One where we see the characters grow and develop, revealing hidden depths. However sometimes all you want/need is a light read that you can get absorbed by and complete easily without too much stress or anxiety. This is just such a read. There is complexity in the plot, plenty of heat, good twists and some very easy to like characters. I also enjoyed the pop culture Marvel references!

S Cinders has an unerring ability to write an engaging and fun story that has plenty of surprises too.


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” Let’s just say that the other realms have been reminded of our presence. Take the message to the wolves that the dragons are coming.” 

In the generations since they came to Earth, they have forgotten their true beginnings. There are said to only be five realms that are connected to ours: Earth, Pavo, Fae, Asgard, and the Shadow Lands.

This is a story about Pavo, the dragon realm, and the four dominant Dragon Kings who rule there. For years there has been a liaison between the realms to supply the lusty dragons with sensual companionship. Zoe, a voluptuous librarian, accidentally stumbles upon the earthly portal and is transported to Pavo. Upon first glance of her beauty, Cane knows that he must have her in his bed – no matter the cost. Zoe finds herself drawn to the alpha dragon king and his fiery temperament. But a dragon could never mate with a human – could he?

Meanwhile, a sinister evil far greater than anything they have yet faced is coming for their kind. Thankfully, they have allies: wild, sensual creatures with scales and wings. They are ancient beasts that have sworn to protect the five realms.

Publisher’s Note: This action-packed, steamy sci-fi romance contains elements of power exchange.

Book Review · Domination/submission · Sci-Fi

The Most Shameful Game

(Beyond the Institute: The Future of Correction Book 11)

by Emily Tilton


This is one heck of an erotic story and very definitely NSFW in all the best ways possible.

Wow Emily Tilton has totally outdone herself with this incredibly hot and downright naughty story. We start of on the planet of Prosperia where we meet the submissive and very proper Pet, young wife to the masculine and dominant Robert. There is some very good world building at this point, along with the opportunity to understand and know Pet and Robert. We also develop an understanding of how their, and indeed all, marriages are governed by the male partner in accordance with planetary guidelines and laws.

The fun really starts once our protagonists arrive on the world (orbital station) of Ludia, where they will compete in The Game of Discipline. Well at least Robert will compete in the game, Pet is there as his game piece, his ‘cunnos’, to be used in competitions of dominance between the men. Trials that may include Pet being dominated by an opposing player.

Other than the epilogue, the game takes up the majority of the book and what an incredibly hot, erotic, panty-dampening experience it is. Both for Pet AND the reader!

I loved how Pet embraced the sheer depravity of her treatment. Whilst some of the scenes involve humiliation or pushing boundaries, Emily Tilton writes them to be both consensual and arousing. If you’re looking for a scorching read, with lots of heat but also a good story that doesn’t feel like pornography, then I highly recommend this book.

Please READ the publisher’s warning too.

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/46843066-the-most-shameful-game

Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/Most-Shameful-Game-Beyond-Institute-ebook/dp/B07V4SFMMD

Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Most-Shameful-Game-Beyond-Institute-ebook/dp/B07V4SFMMD/

BLURB

Though she is surprised when her husband informs her that they will be representing their planet in an ancient game during which his mastery of her body will be put to the test, Petronilla Lourcy cannot hide her helpless arousal as the rules of the context are explained to her. She will be led out onto the playing field completely nude and fully on display, and her beautiful body will be publicly punished, used, and enjoyed not only by her husband but by other competitors as well.

As the event begins, every moment proves more deeply shameful than the last, yet Petronilla’s need for her husband merely grows stronger with each new humiliation, each painful spanking, and each blushing climax. But when the game comes to an end, will they emerge as the victors?


Publisher’s Note:The Most Shameful Game is the eleventh book of the Beyond the Institute: The Future of Correction series. The books of the Beyond the Institute: The Future of Correction series are stand-alone novels which can be read in any order. The Most Shameful Game includes spankings and sexual scenes. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.