Review //\\ Make Me Yours Evermore

Make Me Yours Evermore
by Cari Silverwood

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Oh my lord I believe I may have fallen down a dark, dark rabbit hole straight into a very depraved Wonderland.

I enjoyed Take Me Break Me and Bind and Keep Me, in which both Kat and Chris have fairly minor roles. Book 2 in particular had some darker aspects, though the situation in that book happened more by accident than design. However Make Me Yours Evermore totally bypasses ANY sense of morality and dives straight in at the dark end. On a side note this book can be read stand alone.

I’m pleased I took a break between reading books 2 and 3, because my love for Klaus and Jodie might have altered my perception of this one. I might not have disapproved of Chris quite so much and found as much empathy for Kat. Chris uses the flimsiest of excuses, or at least fairly convenient circumstances, to take do something very, very bad. Only you know what they say about the best laid plans…

There might be those who find Kat too much, maybe too bitchy and belligerent (I’m always surprised by that – as though an alpha male is so wonderful a woman should be perfect at all times around him). I really, really liked her. To me her actions were those of a strong woman, determined to not be broken by the situation she finds herself in. I loved how she, along with Andreas, had more effect on Chris than he did on her.

I’ve felt recently like I’m suffering from dark-lag, no longer seeing the depravity and horror that others did. Well hot diggity dang, in this one I felt every single moment of the corrupt degeneracy of morals and the total lack of compassion or humanity demonstrated by Chris. I was shocked by the immoral and debauched desires that he not only gave free rein to, but considered his by right. I cheered every single time Kat fought back, supported every rebellion, commiserated when her libido ruled her mind. Especially since her feisty attitude led to ever more inventive punishments and humiliations. Never was a book more NSFW than this one!

Added in to all the hot kink and general steamy smexiness was an intriguing plot and some very unexpected twists. I loved every word, page and paragraph of the book, it dragged me out of a reading slump, fizzing my brain and enervating my reading mojo. I can’t wait to read the next one in the series.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Genre – Dark BDSM Menage Romance

Goodreads –

This book is part of a dark kinky fiction series and may disturb some readers.
Taking what you want may come at a terrifying price.
Chris calls his darkest, nastiest fantasy into the light of day when he has to kidnap Kat to save a friend. For years, he’s wanted to bring her to her knees.
But claiming her draws attention. Andreas wants to save Kat, until he sees her response to raw male dominance. More dangerous are the human traffickers, who regard the acquisition and selling of women as a very high stakes business. And they’re watching. Everything.
Death. The perversion of love. The loss of freedom. Sometimes there is no choice.
Also contains one Dom gone bad who believes obsession means never having to say you’re sorry.

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Review // Fated For Her Wolves

Fated For Her Wolves by Tara West

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Can you jump into book 6 without having read books #1-5? The answer is yes, because that’s exactly what I did. The author provides just enough relevant background detail to allow you to understand the story, without totally spoiling previous books for you.

Would I have enjoyed this more had I read those 5 books? Possibly but it was still a good read, that I’m happy to recommend to anyone who enjoys PNR. I did have a personal dislike of the word “ribbon” being used as a euphemism for the vulva/labia area but as things stand that isn’t a biggie.

The book is written third person from several viewpoints, which is perhaps more typical of the urban fantasy genre, but I liked it and the way it allowed the story to evolve. I really liked Tatiana, even Dimitri won me over in the end. Out of the four brothers I really didn’t feel as though I knew Andrei at all. There seemed to be characteristics/traits that were inherent from the males birth order and their position within the quartet, however not having read the previous books I did struggle a little bit with that aspect.

The story was action packed, full of intrigue, danger and peril. I found myself totally caught up in it, enjoying the unexpected twists and turns of the plot. The ending was a little open, presumably setting up for the next book. My personal preference would be for it to feature this quintet as it’s heroes and heroine, because whilst this book does have a HEA their story didn’t feel quite complete. Even if it doesn’t I will still be continuing with the series and can’t wait for the next book.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Genre – Reverse Harem, PNR


Is fate’s bond strong enough to save their love?
For five long years, Tatiana Thunderfoot has longed for her fated mates, wishing she could complete the bond but feeling unworthy of their love; her cruel words had unintentionally sent their mother into a hunter’s crosshairs.
Pressured by her family, she agrees to complete the bond with the four Romanian wolf-shifter brothers, but after making them wait so long, she fears that bond may no longer exist, and she’s unsure how to win their love again.
Constantine, Dimitri, Andrei, and Dejan Lupescu have longed for Tatiana to return to them. No matter how many times they assured her their wicked mother’s death wasn’t her fault, she still hesitated. At their wits’ end, they can’t help the resentment that festers like a demon’s burn. When three powerful, angry demons try to take over their Romanian town, they realize they have much bigger problems, especially when the creatures set their sights on Tatiana. They need to save their fated mate before they lose her forever.

Review //\\ Eternal Sin by Ariana Nash

Eternal Sin (Primal Sin #2) by Ariana Nash

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Mikhail pulled the stars down from heaven because giving this a mere 5 was simply not adequate.

It was too much, and everything, and not enough.

It will never be enough because I want to stay with this pair forever.

Oh Severn, Oh Mikhail, what a star-crossed pair of lovers you are. The lies and secrets of demon and angel-kind have torn this pair asunder but I still cling to the hope that love, and Amii, will find a way to save this gods-fated pair. There are twists and turns in this tale, there are lies told and lies uncovered. Mikhail, not surprisingly, continues to struggle with his feelings, after all angels aren’t meant to fall in love, and definitely not with demons.

This book gave me more feels than I ever knew existed. Mikhail and Severn’s love hurts my heart in all the best possible ways. There is something quite magical about this pair, both when they are apart but even more so when they are together. Not surprising really given their divine heritage. Nothing, absolutely nothing, about this book was predictable. Even as I had only a few pages left to read I still had absolutely no idea what twist would hit me – or one of our heroes – next.

Ariana Nash’s prose took a blender to my soul, in a good way! I felt every single emotion, experienced the heartache and agony, drowned in every soul searing kiss, lusted after a dark angel and his golden haired demon, railed at the injustices that befell them. And every single time I felt a smidgeon of hope, some dire peril threatened to rip it all away again. Bravo Ms Nash you have truly left me an emotional wreck, one that will not be set to rights until Infernal Sin is published!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Eternal Sin by Ariana Nash

Genre – MM PNR/ Demons and Angels Romance
For as long as angels and demons have warred over London, battle lines have never been crossed and humans never hurt.
Now, everything has changed.
More powerful than ever, nothing can stop Mikhail’s crusade of vengeance against the demon who betrayed him.
Trapped as an angel, Severn is running out of time. To regain his true form, he must retrieve his wings, but there’s one problem: Mikhail. The guardian has Severn’s wings gruesomely displayed in the broken City of Aerie, high above London. Weak and heartsick, Severn’s power failing, he has no choice but to lie, cheat, and illusion his way back into Mikhail’s cold heart or die trying.
Destiny thought them fated mates.
Destiny was wrong.
The war and the fate of the world hinge on their shattered love. Can it be saved?

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Review //\\ One More Thing by Lilliana Anderson

One More Thing (47 Things #2)
by Lilliana Anderson

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How much did I love this book? Reading until 2.30am in the morning, that’s how much!

Despite this being sub-titled as 47 Things #2 it CAN be read stand alone. I know that because I haven’t read 47 Things. I don’t know if my heart and soul could stand it, I cried enough at this book – even though we were getting a forever love story. Jude, Sarah, Ty and Tyler made me laugh, smile and sob. They made my soul ache with a longing for something that would never be and my heart sing with joy at them finding their always.

The man in my arms made everything better. The moment he stepped into my life, he started shining a light on all my darkest moments. He could brighten any bad mood and he loved me in all the best ways.

Listening to Sarah’s struggles, her pain and loneliness, and then reading Tyler’s journal extracts, lord that didn’t just break my heart, it shattered it into a million tiny shards. Thank goodness there was the awkward, bumbling, geeky Jude there to glue it back together.

I would give anything for the chance to have grown complacent with Tyler. Anything. I think that was part of what made life without him hard. I missed everything we never got to have. I missed it every moment of every day.

I did miss having Jude’s voice in the book, it meant I didn’t connect to him at the same level as I did Sarah. However I still felt I knew him and I still really, really, REALLY loved the book.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

One More Thing by Lilliana Anderson

Genre – Contemporary Romance
I never asked to slip on a piece of gum then fall in love with a man who would die before the ink was dry on our marriage certificate.
But that’s what fate had in store for me. It broke me. I vowed I’d never fall in love again.
Five years later, fate had one more thing planned. It wanted to play around in my life again. Its tool? Another blasted stick of gum. Same place, only this time, it was Jude Baker, a university lecturer, who slipped on the gum.
Despite being a pacifist, Jude wasn’t particularly happy about having gum stuck to his shoe and made his distaste abundantly clear.
But that stick of gum was the catalyst to a series of events where our paths would continue to cross. There would be a broken nose, a fractured hand, a cat on a lead and a crashed corporate Christmas party that would align our hearts and make me realise that I wanted to be happy again.
But there would also be tears. Many, many tears. Because falling in love was never easy, especially when you were still in love with another man.

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Review //\\ Bound to Submit

Bound to Submit by Laura Kaye

I’ve found me a new author and I couldn’t be happier!

This had been sat on my kindle for well over 2 years, at some point I’d picked it up as a freebie. I’m not sure why this caught my eye over all the hundreds of other books on there, but it did. What I do know is that it didn’t take long for me to be totally hooked on Kenna and Griffin’s story.

Second chance seems to be a trope I can’t resist, so this already had an advantage, but it doesn’t automatically guarantee a books success for me. Something about this just spoke to me and touched my heart – I even shed a tear or two at this one. It was refreshing that the split wasn’t the result of a stupid misunderstanding, nor was it a big secret that was kept for half the book. Griffin fully owned the mistake he made and then realised a few weeks too late.

Several different topics were covered in this, though most of them tied back to Kenna’s loss and the guilt she felt as a survivor. I really liked that there was no being “cured” of her problems by love, though she, and Griffin both underwent personal growth through the book. Whilst I liked Griffin, especially as he wasn’t too arrogant or overbearing and he was very caring and solicitous of Kenna, she was the character who held my attention and made me fall in love with this book. Her story was touching and the journey she takes captured my heart.

The BDSM aspects focus mainly around bondage and suspension with ropes, and the scenes were all private. There were also some “D/s” sex scenes, where there were no toys used but there was a power exchange involved. I found them well written and hot. I would recommend the book to those who enjoy BDSM romances and I will read more work by the author.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Bound to Submit by Laura Kaye

Genre – BDSM Romance
Goodreads –

From the ruins of an abandoned church comes Baltimore’s hottest and most exclusive BDSM club. Twelve Masters. Infinite fantasies. Welcome to Blasphemy…
He thinks he caused her pain, but she knows he’s the only one who can heal her…
Kenna Sloane lost her career and her arm in the Marines, and now she feels like she’s losing herself. Submission is the only thing that ever freed her from pain and made her feel secure, and Kenna needs to serve again. Bad. The only problem is the Dom she wants once refused her submission and broke her heart, but, scarred on the inside and out, she’s not looking for love this time. She’s not even sure she’s capable.
Griffin Hudson is haunted by the mistakes that cost him the only woman he ever loved. Now she’s back at his BDSM club, Blasphemy, and more beautiful than ever, and she’s asking for his help with the pain he knows he caused. Even though he’s scared to hurt her again, he can’t refuse her, because he’d give anything to earn a second chance. And this time, he’ll hold on forever.

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Review //\\ Oath of the Alpha

Oath of the Alpha (Blood Rites Duet #2) by Eva Dresden

His pride fell to ash, the arrogance of his ego dust as he murmured the pleading words against her slack lips. Er’it begged with his heart in a raw ruin within the softness of her palms, his soul hers to do with as she wished if she would but open her eyes. He would no let her go, not now, not ever.

A monumental ending to an epic story

At the end of book #1 I really didn’t care for Er’it, but in book #2 I’m pleased to report that he redeemed himself admirably. And it wasn’t through grand gestures or sweeping statements but in small moments and tiny detail. Aida is a true dichotomy, easily cowed, gentle of nature and delicate as bone china yet also as strong as steel, ready to stand against injustice and to protect others. Together this pair have a connection, a chemistry, a bond that eclipses time and space but is powerful enough to bring about the end of times too.

All along Er’it has been honest in his deadly intentions for Aida. His gods have shown him the way, but that way ends with her as sacrifice. In Rite of the Omega his treatment of Aida was beyond deplorable, it was horrific, inflicting both physical and mental harm. This book begins where that book left us, and whilst it appears that Aida may well have exchanged the frying pan for the fire, it does have some benefits.

A very cleverly woven plot thread, involving Er’it and the sources of his magical power, transitioned what could have felt like an abrupt change in his character, instead affording it a more believable mien. Er’it remained the same growly, hard and demanding Alpha, but with Aida no longer subject to the whims of his vehemence. Still determinedly set on the path ordained by his gods, it made his tender attitude to Aida feel even more cruel than his violent one did.

It took me a long time to appreciate the dreadful sacrifice that Er’it was willing to make for the sake of his people. I was amazed that the author could turn my mind so completely. What at first seemed a selfish choice to me, an evil decision, morphed into the most selfless act of self-sacrifice. A bad thing done for incredibly good reasons, and a choice that would not leave Er’it unscathed.

totally believed in the depth of love this pair held for one another. Felt every drop of blood, bead of sweat and shed tear as though it were my own. This tale is gripping, powerful, tumultuous, heart-rending, intense and prodigious. A book you don’t want to put down, a story you can’t stop reading, a couple you never want to leave behind.

The Blood Rites Duet is one I highly recommend to those who enjoy dark romance, dark fantasy and omegaverse tales.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Oath of the Alpha (Blood Rites Duet #2) by Eva Dresden

Genre – PNR/Omegaverse

Goodreads –

Captive. Sacrifice. Ultimate power.
This is Aida’s life now. Among the ruins of her birthright, the Usurper demands the incredible power she harbors for his own. King Er’it will make of her a bloody sacrifice, vowing to steal the magnificent force of her magic.
Yet they are both torn between bitter hatred and savage need as Aida learns what it means to be free and Er’it swears his oaths. An irresistible bond pulls them closer, growing stronger day by day as they near the ultimate end of their journey.
The great King is as helpless as his captive Omega to deny the claim they set upon each other.
In the end, they must discover if the need for power will succeed or if the heart will triumph.

Review //\\ Shadowlands Sector #2

Shadowlands Sector, Two (Shadowlands Sector #2) by Mila Young

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I thoroughly enjoyed this second installment of the Shadowlands Sector Trilogy. You do need to have read book 1 prior to this, and it does end on the cliffiest of cliff-hangers.

The story picks up right where we left the action in book #1, with the infected attacking the Ash Wolves compound and Meira using it as an opportunity to escape. A third alpha male is added to the mix – it would seem that Meira’s wolf isn’t happy with just 2 fated mates! The scenes between Meira and her new mate are scorchingly hot, and we also get more scenes with Dulsan. I do feel Lucien hasn’t been given his fair share of her time but I did enjoy how Meira’s relationships with all three males have evolved and I liked how their personalities and characteristic have also been developed.

Unlike many reverse harem tales, this had plenty of action and adventure to enhance the story. And with how this book ended – well I can’t wait for book #3.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Shadowlands Sector, Two by Mila Young

Genre – PNR/ RH Shifter

Goodreads –

It’s only a matter of time before I destroy them all…
A raging, bloodthirsty wolf isn’t the only deadly thing inside me. So, I have to do what I’ve always done best. Run.
Leaving my alphas and the first taste of love I’ve ever known is the only answer now.
And even when Fate steps in and puts us all back together, including a sexy new alpha with troubles of his own, I can’t stay. Even though it’s killing me to go.
The pain of being away from them will literally kill me, but no matter what happens to me, I can’t let them pay for my weakness.
I can’t save myself, but I can save them. I can save them from seeing what I will become…
But my dominant alphas are better hunters than I am prey, and they’re determined to keep me…whatever the cost.

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Review //\\ Maximum

Maximum (Cultivated #6) by Elin Peer

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Maximum is a story of personal growth, letting go of fear and love. Neither protagonist is perfect, in fact they both of issues that hold them back. However compromise, listening to one another and wanting to be a better person results in a unique and compelling love story. Maximum and Fleur are both likeable, down-to-earth characters – even though both had a far from normal upbringing. I adored not only them but also their story.

This book doesn’t follow the usual cliche of meet, get together, break up and reconcile. Instead we see a couple work through their issues together. Observe how persistence and respect are used to form a connection and watch as they fall in love. Nothing in life is perfect but it is how we deal with those bumps in the road that can make or break a relationship. Fleur and Maximum might not get it right first time, but they do persevere and endeavour to be better.

I loved the epilogue, who knows if it will pave the way for stories in the future. It was also great to “bump into” some very old friends too.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Maximum (Cultivated #6) by Elin Peer

Genre – Contemporary Romance

Goodreads –

What if your soulmate gave up on love before even meeting you?
I’ve lived my life trying to undo the evil my father caused in this world. With every penny I donate, and every orphan I help, I feel lighter, but it never lasts long. Always on the move, I’m restless and feeling more lost than I allow people to see.
That is, until I met Fleur. She is as grounded as Mother Earth and fearless around wild animals, but is she brave enough to take another chance on love? And if so, would she ever fall for someone as flawed and troubled as me?

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Review //\\ Dirty Talk

There was no reason for me to Google him on schedule every forty-eight hours to see if he’d turned up at a Hollywood event with some woman more beautiful than me, a woman who was basically wearing the equivalent of a piece of toilet paper.

Dirty Talk (Filthy Rich #3) by Julie Kriss

That’s it, there’s just no point reading anything for a while. Not after indulging in the smexiness that is Noah and Emma. I’m just going to wallow in my book hangover for a while and bask in the afterglow of reading Dirty Talk.

There is simply no way I can put into words how much I loved this story. It caught me up in it’s threads from the very first chapter and wrapped me in a cocoon of love, warmth, heartache and longing.  Julie Kriss is an absolutely amazing author, better than many traditionally published ones, one who always carves her own path, ignoring the predictable and boring tropes too often found in less persuasive romance novels. The plot is unique, engaging and unpredictable, the protagonists were both strong, independent but emotionally battered individuals, a couple who were absolutely perfect for one another. There is no silly or unnecessary angst, though there were many bittersweet, dysfunctional moments to enjoy alongside the scorching hot chemistry.

I realized that for weeks I had been numb. Literally numb. I’d been going about my business, but from the neck down I may as well have been a mannequin. I’d felt nothing.
I felt everything now. The weight of Noah, the press of his hot skin against mine. The friction of him inside me. How this man made me feel so 
good, I didn’t know and didn’t care. This was what I had come all this way for – this was the only thing I wanted.

Emma, Dirty Talk

The only time I experienced any kind of disappointment with this book was when I realised I’d nearly finished it! Quite simply put, I just cannot get enough of Noah and Emma, I loved every single thing about them. I hugely recommend this wonderful, contemporary romance.

Dimly, through the wash of pleasure, I knew exactly what this was: a gift from her to me instead of the other way around. I’d gone to great lengths to give Emma pleasure, and I’d enjoyed every second of it. But when she’d stepped into the shower, she’d changed the dynamic. Now she wanted to give, and she wanted me to take. So simple and so complicated at the same time. My thoughts went blank and I closed my eyes, taking everything she had to give me.

Noah, Dirty Talk
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Dirty Talk (Filthy Rich #3) by Julie Kriss
Genre – Contemporary Romance
Goodreads –

They told me Noah Pearson was gorgeous. Sinful. A successful venture capitalist. A Hollywood playboy. The kind of man I can usually spend the night with, then walk away from, no strings attached.
No one told me I’d become addicted.
Noah is all wrong for me. He’s charming and scandalous. He tears down all the careful walls I live behind. But when he talks dirty to me in that voice as smooth as whiskey, it isn’t long before I’m throwing out my rule book and agreeing to a sexy, no-emotions-allowed fling.
It shouldn’t mean anything to either of us. We should be able to walk away.
Why, then, do I feel like our white-hot affair is the only thing worth fighting for?

Review //\\ One Crazy Bite

One Crazy Bite by Cassandra Faye

Even though there are elements of very mild dub-con in One Crazy Bite, overall this is a fast-paced, steamy and most of all fun read. I found myself smiling and giggling repeatedly, along with having to fan myself when the heat level rose! Nic is the kind of fast learner that I wouldn’t mind having between my sheets – and also between somewhere else, given his lickacious skills.

Whilst he was a touch overbearing and full of himself at the beginning, perhaps even a little sinister at times, that was very much a deliberate ploy of the authors. By the end I absolutely adored him, in fact the way he was smitten with Grace was rather cute. I would even go so far as to describe him as a real sweetie. Grace was just a hoot, her internal monologues totally made the book and had me creasing up more than once. I’m totally jealous that Shannon gets to be her best friend, even if she is only a fictional character.

This is one of those books that you can imagine being made into a movie, and it would be one I’d happily watch again and again. I already know the museum scene would be one of my favourites, definitely “eye catching” at the very least!  One Crazy Bite is also one crazy ride with a super sexy vampire and his not hallucinating plehara. It’s a fantastic read and I thoroughly recommend it.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

One Crazy Bite by Cassandra Faye

Genre – PNR
Goodreads –

“If you’re going to get stalked, at least make him hot and immortal.”
It’s always nice to feel wanted, but Grace wasn’t exactly looking for a boyfriend. Plus, getting stalked by a super hot vampire who’s invisible to everyone else just makes you look — and feel — crazy.
Not that her mental health is a high priority for the immortal.
Nic says they’re destined to be together. She’s pretty sure he’s a magical figment of her imagination… but he’s not taking no for an answer. He wants her body, her blood, and to make her his forever.
But does he have the magic wand to make her scream ‘yes?’