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Five Exotic Fantasies – Serenity Woods

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“Her head reminds her he’s not for keeps. Her heart isn’t listening. ”

“Love in Reverse, Book 3”

Between caring for her disabled mother and taking over as McAllister Dell law firm’s office manager, Coco Stark has zero room for one more thing on her precariously balanced plate.

Enter “one more thing,” a hotshot lawyer who’s defending one of the partners in a sexual harassment case. Coco has her own reasons to hope the partner is found guilty-reasons she doesn’t want Mr. Hotshot Fancy Pants to find out.

The moment Felix Wilkinson sets foot in his client’s office, the 1950s vibe grates on his idealistic, modern sensibilities. Only the strict, sexy Miss Stark captures his attention, and he’s determined to free the wild woman trapped inside her buttoned-down persona.

In spite of herself, Coco is captivated by Felix’s killer combination of sensual and smart, finally free to explore the exotic fantasies that freaked out her ex. But when Felix inevitably discovers the truth, she has trouble reminding herself that he was never for keeps. And Felix must choose to follow his head, or listen to his heart.

Warning: Contains wandering hands, mind-blowing kisses, a bit of bondage, and sexual fantasies that run the gamut from Hawaiian beach to Siberian igloo.

5 out of 5 stars!!

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My review

I am besotted with The Love in Reverse series. Like so much! The first book I ever read and continue to re-read is Seven Sexy Sins. Then came along Toby in Six Naughty Nights and NOW, oh sweet baby Jesus is Felix in Five Exotic Fantasies. If you follow me on twitter, you will see just how much I LOVED Felix…yes I tweeted about him a lot throughout reading Five Exotic Fantasies but how the hell could I not? Seriously, you will fall head over heels with him.

I’m a huge fan of Serenity Woods and this series and the thing I love most about Serenity is that her books shine. Despite having truly amazing and hot as fuck sex scenes, the characters have their own personality, their own voice, but most importantly their own story to share. They have insecurities and struggles and they journey right till the very end….even then they still have things to sort out but I love that. I love knowing how much they have blossomed throughout the books and opened themselves up. It makes the books that much more real.

Five Exotic Fantasies is about Coco and Felix. In Wellington to investigate an alleged sexual assault claim in the Wellington law firm, Felix and Coco go out one night after a brief coffee shop encounter and then another at the law firm and Coco divulges all her fantasies to Felix. In turn, Felix offers to show her what she’s been missing for one night only and Coco agrees.

What starts as one night, equates to more…Felix shows Coco what she is missing, but most of all, his heart is healing and both of them are starting to fall for each other, despite knowing one another a few days. What do Felix and Coco do? Ignore everything and put it down to a great few days together or find a way to be together?

Veronica and Coco are the same people. Veronica or The Dragon as she is called in work is one strict and straight-laced woman. She takes no shit, she will tell you off if you get things wrong, she will bust your ass and you know not to get on the wrong side of her. She has a different persona in work, which involves hair scrapped back into a bun, a skirt just a little above the knees and a blouse buttoned up. She puts glasses on to make her more ‘sophisticated’ but the one thing that sounds out is the red lipstick – as when Felix sees her, he says the lipstick is her way of ‘begging to be kissed.’

Work and social Veronica/Coco are completely different people. They are polar opposites and the other end of the spectrum. She is feared in work.

But outside, Coco’s life couldn’t be more different. She looks after her wheel-chair bound mother, working her ass off to support both of them, to put food on the table and Coco doesn’t have a social life or really have any friends apart from Amy, who works in the HR Department. She spends all her time looking after her mum and feels absolutely guilty if she leaves her alone. Felix can see straight through her and despite only being in Wellington for a couple of days to investigate the sexual assault allegations, he makes her see and feel more during those few days than she ever has.

As I’ve mentioned, Veronica or Miss Stark is straight-laced. She goes by her job, getting it done, making sure there are no mistakes and people respect her enough to stay on her good side. By in the ‘real world’ she is a normal girl, who wears flouncy dresses, wears her hair down, and acts girly, but she also has a secret life from the office. No one knows anything about her at work and she wants it to stay that way. She loves her mother to death, would do anything for her and she knows that a family of her own wont happen because her mother needs her. She’s spunky yet she definitely has a vulnerable and shy side, but with Felix’ help, he brings her out of her shell and it was lush to watch her grow into this confident and sexy woman, who began to think about her future and what was going to happen, something she had always kept hidden away from her mind.

Enter Felix. She briefly meets him in a coffee shop where she is ‘Coco.’ But what surprises her is when he walks into her office at work where she is Miss Stark and it startles both of them, least of all Coco. And this is where it all begins.

Felix is hired by the co-owner of the Wellington Law branch to investigate a sexual assault allegation made by one of the secretaries about the other co-owner. As someone who has never met either, Felix is the perfect choice to be neutral. If you have read Six Naughty Nights, you will know that Felix is Toby’s older brother and is single and just a bit cheeky and flirty.

But behind this exterior, is someone who has loved and lost and many years later is still hurting from it. He has gone through plenty of girls, never staying with them any longer than a couple of months due to feeling guilty about moving on. When he meets the two different sides of Coco, he is instantly drawn to her and definitely wants to know more about her. When he does, he proposes a night of passion to let her see what she was missing but one night isnt enough and so begins the five nights of fulfilling Coco’s erotic fantasies. What could go wrong? Oh you will find out.

Felix is definitely a guy who girls flock to but there is something more to him. He knows the pain of losing someone he loved, he still hurts. But spending time with Coco, discovering and getting to know her, the pain is slowly fading and although he will always love her, his heart is healing, and he is falling for Coco…hard! Felix is sweet and caring, he’s smart and always goes that one step further to make sure everything he does – with the fantasies – will make a resounding lasting memory for Coco. He makes her see how normal her fantasies are, how much he wants to make her dreams come true and to see her smile and laugh and happy because of him, because of what he did for her.

I definitely fell that bit in love with Felix. From thinking outside the box with the fantasies, thinking of ways to make her confident about them, about having sex and owning her sexuality with him. He really knows his way around Coco’s body too, makes sure she feels intense pleasure, something she didn’t do with her ex, and gets her to open to to him, something which she never really does either.

For someone who you think will be a bad boy at first impressions, he really is a sensual guy, who likes to hold hands and cuddles but also owns your body in the bedroom. I also loved delving into his head too, knowing his thoughts and feelings towards Coco and how he was stuck about what to do, much like Coco was. He only had a few days yet he was in love with Coco. Coco loved him too, never feeling love for anyone, not even her ex and she was stuck too, wanting Felix but she couldn’t leave her mother alone.

So what happens? What do they do? Well, you will have to read and find out yourself but I was tweeting a lot about wanting Felix to stay but I suppose you’ll have to see what happens.

Serenity’s sex scenes are ones that I LOVE TO READ. She spices them up, mixes them up and throughout the series no sex scene are ever the same. They are completely different and frigging hot as hell, steamy as hell and get me a fan right now. She really makes me wish I had a boyfriend so I can rein-act these scenes because if I can get hot reading them, damn I want to try them. Coco and Felix’ scenes had me in tenterhooks….I was all hot and bothered and that one scene outside and the one where she was blindfolded! FUCK ME FELIX. OH god, I read these two on the bus to work and yeah, that wasn’t a great idea….but more than the sex, you can see just how hot the chemistry and attraction between the both of them is and truly, I love this couple to death. They both brought out foreign feelings that were hidden away and their journey, alone and together makes them so special to one another.

As someone who took a law module for three years in university, I loved reading about the case, about the findings and everything Felix had to do. I was really interesting and it was a great mix into the story, especially as Coco is some way involved in what was going on. I cannot love this book anymore than I do! I REALLY need to get this series in paperback badly!

If you have yet to experience the delights and wonders of Serenity’s work and especially this series then really, go and get the books and love all the characters like I do. Rusty, Toby and Felix are sexy and amazing guys who you will instantly fall in love with and its so hard to pick a favourite that I could want a sandwich with all of them please. These books are much more than sex. It journeys both characters to learn how to love, how to accept themselves and be selfish once in a while, but it also shows that when you find ‘the one’ you will do whatever to make sure you have them for ever.

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Five Exotic Fantasies purchase links:

Amazon UK: £3.89
Amazon US: $6.37

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MANCANDY MONDAY: The place where the hot guys go!

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Every Monday, Blame It On The Book Lovers will be discussing their favourite book boyfriend of that week in a meme called MANCANDY MONDAY!

We all love book boyfriends, so Man Candy Monday is all about sharing the love…and the hot guys around by letting everyone know the book boyfriend you have been swooning over this last week, and why!

Once you’ve posted your mancandy on your own blog, come back and post the link. We all want to know WHO your mancandy is this week and swoon right along with you.

This week The Book Lovers is featuring Felix Wilkinson from Five Exotic Fantasies – Serenity Woods

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So those who follow me on Twitter should know that the past week I have been professing my love for this book and Felix…A LOT! Well now I am going to tell you just why Felix must be a part of Mancandy Monday.

For those who have read Six Naughty Nights, you will know that Felix is Toby’s older brother and is single and just a bit cheeky and flirty. But behind this exterior, is someone who has loved and lost and many years later is still hurting from it. He has gone through plenty of girls, never staying with them any longer than a couple of months due to feeling guilty about moving on.

Felix is definitely a guy who girls flock to but there is something more to him. He knows the pain of losing someone he loved, he still hurts. But spending time with Coco, discovering and getting to know her, the pain is slowly fading and although he will always love Sarah, his heart is healing, and he is falling for Coco…hard! Felix is sweet and caring, he’s smart and always goes that one step further to make sure everything he does – with the fantasies – will make a resounding lasting memory for Coco. He makes her see how normal her fantasies are, how much he wants to make her dreams come true and to see her smile and laugh and happy because of him, because of what he did for her.

I definitely fell that bit in love with Felix. From thinking outside the box with the fantasies, thinking of ways to make her confident about them, about having sex and owning her sexuality with him. He really knows his way around Coco’s body too, makes sure she feels intense pleasure, something she didn’t do with her ex, and gets her to open to to him, something which she never really does either.

For someone who you think will be a bad boy at first impressions, he really is a sensual guy, who likes to hold hands and cuddles but also owns your body in the bedroom. I also loved delving into his head too, knowing his thoughts and feelings towards Coco and how he was stuck about what to do, much like Coco was. He only had a few days yet he was in love with Coco. Coco loved him too, never feeling love for anyone, not even her ex and she was stuck too, wanting Felix but she couldn’t leave her mother alone. Felix is considerate, will do anything to make Coco happy and fulfilled and he knows the time is counting down and although he’s in love with her, he has some big decisions to think about…so what does he do? Does he go back home or will he stay? That is something you will have to find out yourself.

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So who is your Mancandy Monday this week? Let me know by posting your link in the comments section 🙂

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***One Year Blogiversary GIVEAWAY participants***

Heey everyone!!

The Book Lovers is turning one year old at the end of the month (28th October) and I have an awesome giveaway planned for you all to enter which will be running for one week, and one week only!

Some of my dear friends and my favourite authors have been kind enough to donate their ebooks to my giveaway for all you lovely people to try and win.

So as a thank you for being amazing supporters of my blog, here are a list of the authors and the books you can enter to win. Just click on the ebook titles to go through to the GoodReads page of it to see what the book is about and click on ‘my reviews’ to check out what i said about them.

The giveaway will run from tomorrow (19th) – 28th where i will then randomize the winners so please specify in the comments which book(s) you would like to win 😉

Begins at 12am GMT on the 19th

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Karli Perrin – April Showers (#1) | My review

L.M Augustine – Two Roads |My review

Anna Bloom – The Art Of Letting Go – Year One | My review

Kerry Heavens – 3X a pair of Just Human and Still Human | JH review | SH review

Laura Beege – 2X These Things About Us | My review

Emma Hart – Second Chance Summer | My review

Emme Burton – Better Than Me

Terri Anne Browning – The Rocker series (4 ebooks) | My reviews

Christina Lee – All Of You

Tessa Bailey – Lovers Unmasked Anthology

Rachel Brookes – Just Breathe | My review

Jade C Jamison – 3 prizes you can choose from – Signed ‘Rock Bottom‘, packet of 3 eBooks – Bullet, Rock Bottom and Nikki Sosebee forsome and Jade SWAG. | My Reviews

Clare James – Before You Go | My review

Elle Field – Geli Voyante’s Hot or Not

Mary Palmerin – Signed Copies of Succumbing To Scars

Serenity Woods  – Seven Sexy Sins | My Review

Courtney Cross – Barely Surviving – Coupons for her novel.

Ella James – Taming Cross

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MANCANDY MONDAY! The place where the hot guys go!

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Every Monday, Blame It On The Book Lovers will be discussing their favourite book boyfriend of that week in a meme called MANCANDY MONDAY!

We all love book boyfriends, so Man Candy Monday is all about sharing the love…and the hot guys around by letting everyone know the book boyfriend you have been swooning over this last week, and why!

Once you’ve posted your mancandy on your own blog, come back and post the link. We all want to know WHO your mancandy is this week and swoon right along with you.

This week The Book Lovers is featuring Richard ‘Rusty’ Thorne from Seven Sexy Sins by Serenity Woods

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So it was really damn hard to find a ginger guy – where are they? – but i think this guy represents Rusty in my opinion.

Rusty Thorne is one hell of a brilliant character, hence why he is my mancandy this week. He’s got curly, rusty hair, hence the nickname and green eyes. He’s a history teacher and he absolutely loves his friends. Especially Faith. Only problem is nothing can happen with Faith as her brother Dan, is one of his best friends. But Faith has been commissioned to write a series of magazine articles on spicing up your love life. She’s got the theme—the “Seven Sexy Sins”—but there’s one major problem. She hasn’t experienced any of them.

This is where the sexy Rusty offers up his services but Faith needs him to sign a contract – they have sex seven times in part with with sins and Dan cant find out about this arrangement. So his new alias on the blog is Beau.

Rusty will steal your heart but he has insecurities. The men in his family are less than men and for that, he doesn’t drink, he doesn’t want a serious relationship in fear of turning out like his relatives and hurting the ones he loves.  So it’s easier for him to just jump from one girl to the next. Not getting attached to them.

Then he volunteered to help Faith out and that is when everything inside him started to change. Never one for love, his feelings over the weeks, after the intensity of their sins and the sex really took a hold on him. It had him questioning everything about love. He was nervous and unsure whether he had made the right decision in helping Faith out, but when she said something so filthy to him, all that zoomed out of his head and all he could see was this gorgeous woman in front of him.

Over time, you could definitely see the emotions changing for both of them from lust to love. The romance didn’t come easy for them, because they know all about their pasts and doubted themselves about what they were doing yet you could really see just how attracted to each other they were and in time, they did become comfortable in doing the sins and being around each other in a sexual situation.

Rusty is definitely book boyfriend material and for that, he is MINE for this week. You literally cannot read this book without him stealing a piece of your heart and wanting him to help you with all these scenes…maybe not with the mars bar though 😉 hahahha….okay, maybe with the mars bar…

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Now head over to Blame It On The Rain’s blog and check out who she has picked as her Mancandy!

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ARC: Six Naughty Nights – Serenity Woods

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Six nights to remember, six days to forgive…

Esther is grateful for the strong arms that saved her and her young son from an earthquake. But she wishes their rescuer was someone else. Anyone other than the man who left her pregnant after a holiday fling.

Toby’s carpentry skills take him wherever there’s work, and right now that work is definitely cut out for him. He has to get over the shock that the little boy in his arms is his own son—and convince Esther that he’s always regretted walking away from her.

Esther can’t bring herself to deny Toby his right to get to know Charlie. Besides, with her own home flattened, she has nowhere to go but with him to his apartment…where she discovers a sexy role-playing card game tucked in his suitcase.

When Toby invites her to accompany him to the Northland to attend his best friend’s wedding, the opportunity to explore their still-simmering attraction is too tempting to resist. As the steamy scenarios heat up, they start to realize this is more than a game. But Esther’s hiding a secret that could cause as much devastation as the earthquake…

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Amazon UK – £3.04
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Out 26th March 2013

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My Review

Three years ago, Toby and Esther spent two glorious weeks together in Fiji, where fun and sex were the main course. When the two weeks were up Toby walked away from her, leaving her heartbroken and a few weeks down the line, pregnant.

Now three years later, and in the company of a little boy, Charlie, he and Esther are saved in the midst of an earthquake by no other than Charlie’s dad, Toby, who just so happened to be at the same place, at the right or maybe wrong time.

Toby goes wherever his carpentry skills take him and now he’s in Christchurch. Rescuing the girl who he has always regretted walking away from, it’s a shock to know that the little boy in his arms that he just saved is his own.

Esther doesn’t deny that Charlie is his, nor can’t she bring herself to deny him his right to get to know his little boy. Besides, since her apartment was flattened by the earthquake and with nowhere to go, Toby offers his apartment to Charlie and Esther, which is where she discovers a sexy role-playing card game tucked in his suitcase.

Toby is leaving Christchurch for a few days to attend his best friend’s wedding and he invites Esther and Charlie along with him back to Northland, so he can get to know his son, but also there’s an opportunity to explore their still-sizzling attraction to one another, which is just too tempting to resist.

But as the scenarios heat up, they both start to realize that this is more than just a game. Old feelings are starting to rehash but Esther is hiding a secret that could cause devastation if found out and she doesn’t know whether to spill it or not. It could ruin everything.

I’d firstly like to thanks Serenity Woods for sending me an ARC copy of Six Naughty Nights. You all should know my love for Seven Sexy Sins by now and when Serenity started following me on Twitter, well, I went all fangirl on her and she offered to send me a copy of this sexy book! So here I am, reviewing Six Naughty Nights – the next book in the Love in Reverse series – which was pretty much too hard to put down. Although it did come to a time where I needed sleep and reluctantly had to stop at the next chapter.

For those who have read Seven Sexy Sins, you will know that Toby is a character in that book. The flirty one, the one who everyone teases and it didn’t seem to bother him at all. He’s still the cheeky chap he was in SSS, but we get to see much more of him and his personality. I can’t tell you how many times I laughed at the things that came out of his mouth. He was hilarious.

I love how easy he seemed to slip into the role of being a father, even when he was freaking out about it. He was a natural with Charlie and my heart ached over how much he fell in love with Charlie and how he treated and cared for him even when he had known him for a few hours. It was like he was born to be affectionate and have his own kid to love. He was very family orientated.

Throughout the book, you really see the true Toby appear. Not only is he the cheeky, flirty guy, but he’s sensitive and has insecurities of his own that he has buried deep down because he doesn’t want anyone to know that they do sting when he’s teased. He always tries to get the approval of his friends and family and it pains Esther to see him being treated this way.  He’s insecure over his family because he’s the ‘least educated’ one as his two brothers are Lawyers and Doctors.

Despite his insecurities, Toby had a big heart full of love, and he and Charlie were just so cute together. As I’ve mentioned, Toby was a natural; no awkward talking between the two of them and their conversations just flowed, despite Charlie being just over two years old. And for a two year old, he came out with some goddamn funny lines. I just wanted to cuddle him up and have him talk that way with me. He was the most adorable little kid about and you really could tell he was Toby’s son. I also loved how Toby didn’t treat him as a kid as such; he didn’t talk down to him. That way, he and Charlie bantered was hilarious but they also had so many sweet scenes together and the way Charlie just accepted that Toby was his dad, and started calling him ‘Daddy’ brought a tear to my eye.

“You’ve got a big willy.” Charlie observed. “It’s bigger than mine” He studied his own offering.
“Size isn’t everything, dude, or so they’d have you believe.”

I can’t tell you how much I howled reading this conversation.

Esther is a strong, independent woman, but she also has insecurities. Ever since Toby walked away from her after their two weeks in Fiji, she was heartbroken, distrustful and left pregnant. Since then it’s just been her and Charlie against the world. She doesn’t have any family and doesn’t like anyone helping her, rather doing it herself. After Toby’s attempts of getting in contact with her, she ignores them, wanting to punish him for how he left her. She knew how to contact him but she didn’t want to, she didn’t want him back in her life, even if Charlie did deserve to know his dad and Toby deserved to know he had a son. So when she sees Toby in the supermarket as an earthquake hits, and he gets them to safety, she doesn’t deny that Charlie is his when she’s asked.

I loved that Ms. Woods didn’t make Esther withhold the information to Toby. Many books draw that out and after a while you want to scream at them, but Esther was honest and because of that, they could get past one obstacle about their past and power through the rest.

Esther and Toby’s attraction was still pure. It was still as hot as it was three years ago but right now, Esther doesn’t want her feelings to return. She wants them to stay hidden away and not get heartbroken again by Toby. She wants to resist him but she can’t. So when they propose to play the role-playing game while they are in Northland, they try to do the same as Rusty and Faith – keep it physical and not let any emotions get in the way. Oh, why didn’t they listen to Rusty? They have too much history to keep old feelings away and sex is never just physical (for some people), emotions truly do get in the way. The more time they spend together, and the more they play the games, love is inevitably going to get in the way.

Now on to the games. I FREAKING LOVED THEM! Is this game real? I think I’d like to buy it because holy hell, Toby and Esther role-playing…I needed cold water thrown over me everytime they has sex because I was burning up. I loved how dominant Toby was in the bedroom and although Esther hated being the ‘sub’ because of how independent she was, it did turn her on to be dominated. Although she was always insecure about her body every time she was naked, Toby loved every part of her and that made her come out of her shell and play along. She was brilliant and being pushed to her limits playing someone else. Every sex scene was intense and steamy but I reallllllly like the sex scene where he tied her up. It was intense and made her vulnerable but it was also a pivotal point in their ‘relationship.’

Throughout everything that happens with Toby and Esther and when her secret does come out, I felt so sorry for both of them. They loved one another but Esther was determined it wouldn’t work and the secret hurt Toby, but he kind of understood somewhere deep down, why she did it. But the ending! Oh the ending. It was just amazing and I was cheering that everything, truly, would be okay for them both.

I absolutely enjoyed Six Naughty Nights. Serenity Woods’ books always draw me in and there is always an amazing storyline wrapped into the book, where it’s not just about sex, it’s about a connection and their journey together and alone. She makes me care about all the characters and makes my emotions go all over the place, much like her characters. I will always come back for more with Serenity Woods and I am so glad that I got to receive an ARC of this book from her, because I will definitely be recommending this to everyone and saying how great it is.

PS. Much like Rusty, Toby is definitely a new book boyfriend and I really couldn’t decide who I love best. It wouldn’t be fair 😉

Posted in Erotica, Family, New Adult, Romance, Serenity Woods

Seven Sexy Sins – Serenity Woods

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The road to passion is paved with guilty pleasures.

Faith Hillman is in a bit of a pickle. She’s been commissioned to write a series of magazine articles on spicing up your love life. She’s got the theme—the “Seven Sexy Sins”—but there’s one major problem. She hasn’t experienced any of them.

Ever since Faith’s older brother gave Rusty Thorne a black eye for kissing her on her eighteenth birthday, he’s kept his distance, waiting for the right time to make his move. This is it. She needs a research partner? He’s the man for the job.

When sex-on-legs Rusty offers his services, Faith is all over it—with one caveat. The notorious heartbreaker must sign a confidentiality contract. Just to keep him safe from her brother’s wrath, of course…and her heart off Rusty’s long list of conquests.

As they work their wicked way through the list, the implications of the contract hit Rusty as hard as the handcuffs binding his wrists to the bed. It isn’t just Faith’s touch that rocks his world. It’s the way his heart likes it that blows his defenses out of the water. And makes him wonder, when the contract ends, if he can bear to let her go.

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My Review

Faith Hillman has been commissioned by her magazine to write a number of articles on how to spice up your love life. The theme? Seven Sexy Sins. Although there is a slight problem with that…She hasn’t experienced any of them!

So who can she get to be the lucky guy to help her experience these sins and help write her article? Enter Rusty Thorne. Her brother’s best friend, who has kept a distance from Faith ever since receiving a black eye for kissing her on her 18th birthday from her brother. But now that she needs a research partner, he’s more than happy and experienced, to assist her in her ‘research.’

When offering his service, Faith makes sure to draw up a confidentiality contract. One) to keep him save from her brother’s fist again and two) to keep her heart save from the heartbreaker.

As they work their way through the seven sexy sins and become a hell of a lot closer in the run haul, the contract hits Rusty right in his heart. Faith just doesn’t rock his world; she’s rocking his heart too and scares him due to his families past. But there’s one thing it makes him wonder, can he really let her go when the contract ends?

So as I’ve mentioned on my Day 2 of the 30 day book challenge, THIS is the book that I reread constantly. Really, it’s the only book I ever reread and I’m not lying. I came across this book after reading another book on my kindle last year. It has an excerpt at the back of the book and I knew, right there and then, it had to be downloaded.

When I finished the book, I knew I was in love with it and since then, I’ve lost count how many times I’ve read it. That is how obsessed I am with it. Serenity Woods is awesome for coming up with this story. I literally want to find someone to do the sexy sins with. They sound so goddamn hot. Any male takers? HAHA.

Faith and Rusty have secretly been in love with one another for years. At Faith’s 18th birthday, Rusty kissed her, only to have her brother, Dan punch him and warn him off. Since then, Rusty has kept his distance and although they are friends, there is this boundary that hasn’t been crossed again. Until Faith mentions her article and finding a partner to help her research it, Rusty volunteers to help her out and be the one to give her every experience of the sexy sins.

Not wanting to ruin their friendship, Faith agrees and draws up a contract for them. They can only have sex seven times in conjunction to the sins and it remains a secret. But what neither of them expected was for their feeling for one another to heighten every time they were together and apart and for them to slowly fall in love with each other. That was never the plan.

So what happens after the sins are up? Well…. That would be telling.

I loved Faith. She was a brilliant character. She (and Dan) had been through heartbreak when her parents died three years ago, but shes had her friends around her to be there for her and over time, shes realized how much her mother’s advice has shaped her into the person she is today. She’s inexperienced when it comes to sex, but shes not naive about it. She’s put herself out there to do these sins, to let her readers know the true experience of doing these sins instead of making up the pleasure. You can tell shes nervous to walk into this territory with Rusty, because shes loved him for years and she doesn’t want to screw up their friendship.

I can totally see where she is coming from because sex really does change everything. Her nerves make way for some seriously hot sex with Rusty though but the doubts are always at the back of her mind but she was strong and at times took charge over Rusty, who sometimes would keep looking at her like Dan’s little sister. The things she were saying, Oh my Faith! You go girl. You tell him like it is. I was so proud of her for shouting at Rusty; letting him know that it has nothing to do with Dan, it’s between him and her.

“I’m just a girl, Rusty, a girl who wants you, very, very much. I don’t need to be romanced, and I don’t need to be cajoled. And I swear, if you’re not inside me in, like, two minutes, I’m going to tie you to the bed and carry all seven sins out on you in one go, whether you like it or not.”

Rusty is such a book boyfriend. He’s gorgeous, a history teacher, and absolutely adores Faith. But the problem? She’s Dan’s sister and the men in his family are less than men and for that, he doesn’t drink, he doesn’t want a serious relationship in fear of turning out like his relatives and hurting the ones he loves.  So it’s easier for him to just jump from one girl to the next. Not getting attached to them.

Then he volunteered to help Faith out and that is when everything inside him started to change. Never one for love, his feelings over the weeks, after the intensity of their sins and the sex really took a hold on him. It had him questioning everything about love. He was nervous and unsure whether he had made the right decision in helping Faith out, but when she said something so filthy to him, all that zoomed out of his head and all he could see was this gorgeous woman in front of him.

Really, the love they had for one another was so great. But it scared Rusty so much that he said something hurtful to Faith that made her throw him out. But it does all turn out happy in the end for them both, even through the angst they faced. I loved this one part that Rusty sang and when he opened his eyes, Faith was standing over him smiling. That took my breath away because it was like he was singing it to her, even though he didn’t know she was there.

He was singing softly. ‘Is it me you’re looking for?’”
Ohh be still my beating heart.

I really enjoyed how nervous Rusty and Faith were when it came down to all the sins. Although they were friends, who were physically attracted to one another, sex definitely changes everything, even though they didn’t want it to ruin their friendship. Over time, you could definitely see the emotions changing for both of them from lust to love. The romance didn’t come easy for them, because they know all about their pasts and doubted themselves about what they were doing yet you could really see just how attracted to each other they were and in time, they did become comfortable in doing the sins and being around each other in a sexual situation.

The Seven Sexy Sins…Now you’ve got me talking. Serenity made them original and every one of them were smoking hot. Hot enough that you’d need cold water thrown over you when you’d read one. I don’t think you will ever look at a Mars Bar in the same way once you’ve read this but it’s so imaginative and it made the whole situation and sex much more interesting. Each sin brought a new sexual experience, for both of them and you could feel the sexual chemistry and the tension and the intensity between them and the build up throughout the sins leading to the sex. Jeeeeze, it really was powerful.

Yes, it’s a sex book, but to be honest with you, it’s so much more than that too. It takes both Faith and Rusty on a journey. A journey of love and acceptance. A journey to unleash what was always inside of you, yet you just never had the chance and a journey where you are nothing like you thought you were. That you are worthy of being loved, especially by the person you have always loved.

I really recommend buying this book. The sex literally pours off the book, the sins are deliciously hot, the chemistry is smoking and the journey they both take leads them to becoming the best people they can be.

DEFINITELY download a copy and get reading it, because once you do, you’ll be hooked just like me.

Now I’m off to read Toby’s book (He’s their friend) in Six Naughty Nights. Ohh how I will have much fun reading his book, that’s for sure!

Posted in Erotica, New Adult, Romance, Serenity Woods

Mr. Insatiable – Serenity Woods

17227015Synopsis

Gossip says he is hot between the sheets. Has Mr. Insatiable finally met his match?

Enya’s been curious about Kit’s bedroom exploits ever since his ex-girlfriend spilled the beans about his…skill. But he’s not for her. Enya can’t provide what he wants from life, especially not between the sheets.

After Enya admits she’s not good at sex, Kit persuades her to trust in him. Together, they can create fireworks in the bedroom. A few drinks followed by a discussion about kinky sex, and Enya succumbs to his charm.

Thrilled he’s been proven correct, Kit can’t keep his hands off Enya, and she’s unable, and unwilling, to resist him. But is it just great sex…or something more?

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My Review

Kit and Enya have been best friends for years, but after his ex-girlfriend spilled the beans about his bedroom antics, Enya has been curious. But he’s not for her. She can’t give him what he wants from life and certainly not in the bedroom.

After spilling that shes not good at sex, Kit ploughs Enya with alcohol and then asks that she trusts him and he shows her just how great she and sex can be

Kit and Enya drink until he persuades her that if they had just one night together, he can show her just how great sex can be. Trusting him, she succumbs to his charms and they see fireworks in the bedroom. He’s proved that she just needed the right partner.

But now he’s can a bite of Enya, he wants more. He can’t seem to keep away or keep his hands off her. Enya tries to stay away, tries to resist him but its failing. She can’t deny him, no matter how much she should.

What happens when her secret is out? How will it affect Kit and will they ever get a chance of being together forever?

This is the second book I’ve read by Serenity Woods and just like Seven Sexy Sins, I absolutely loved it. I love the whole ‘best friends have sex then become lovers’ books and although this book is that, there’s much more to it than sex. It’s about crossing the barrier into uncharted territory and changing up your friendship status into something more. Something you’ve both wanted for years but never acted upon it. Never wanted to cross it until it was actually time to do something about it. And I’m so glad that they did!

Kit and Enya have been best friends for years. Kit is also best friends with her brother, Tristan, as well. They have seen each other in relationships, broken hearted and have always been there for one another. But at her brother’s wedding, Enya is feeling insecure having broken up with her boyfriend and that is the moment that everything shifts in the way she and Kit look at each other.

Kit shows Enya just how great sex is, how great having an orgasm is but after that one night, Enya starts to withdraw from Kit, feeling that everything can’t go back to friendship as they have crossed that barrier. But there’s a little problem, she and Kit are off to Beijing for 4 days so Kit needs to make everything okay between them before then.

And they always say, what happens in Beijing, stays in Beijing (Ok that’s not true, but they do with other places so why not Beijing?). But what happens if Kit doesn’t want that? He wants them to continue seeing one another back home? Enya wants that but with her secret, she can’t give Kit what he wants. Will Kit fight for her or just let the love of his life go?

Enya was a sweet character, but full of self-doubt. I really felt for her throughout the book. Something happened to her and its shaped her into the person she is now. As much as shes put a front on by making people think it doesn’t affect her anymore, it still does. And of course it does. I know it would with me too. But she acts like everything is fine, until Kit sees through her insecurities. He was also blinded by her front but now he’s seen her shred it, he knows shes more vulnerable than she puts on. But with Kit, he makes her see that it’s not the first thing he sees in her. He sees her for the beautiful person she is and makes her see that he’s not going to run away, because he truly wants to be with her.

Kit is a brilliant character and my new book boyfriend. I instantly fell in love with him. Sure he’s flirty and named Mr. Insatiable, and of course, he lives up to his name in the bedroom, but he’s more than that. He’s kind, considerate and is always there for his friends not matter what. He has a big heart and he has loved Enya for years. Much as she has loved him too. He knows what he wants out of life and he’s not afraid to share it. It’s way too cute when guys are upfront about wanting families. I love it. And it was also great to see a kinky character, not afraid to admit what he likes in the bedroom and how upfront he is about it and about his sex life. It certainly made better entertainment on the pages for me!

The sexual tension between these two…whew, even I could feel it through my kindle and those sex scenes. Why hellllllo Mr. Insatiable. How I wish he could come round mine and show me a thing or two. They were hot and steamy and really showed how Kit and Enya were compatible. Not just in the bedroom, but outside too. How shifting from best friends to lovers was probably always inevitable for these two.

I had an inkling in the middle of the book that the ending might happen that way. And it did! But I was so glad it worked out that way and they got their happy ending at last, despite Kit’s dad trying to interfere. Although Kit’s dad did have good reason, he was trying to protect his son from being hurt, I felt dislike for him the way he treated Enya over the whole ‘relationship’. Okay, he had fair points as to why Enya should leave him alone but at the end of the day, it’s not down to him, and Kit and Enya ended up happy together, with everything that Kit wanted in life.

This book was a great, short read. If you’re looking for a ‘friends to lovers’ book, which includes some steamy sex, but also includes some sad moments too then Mr. Insatiable is definitely your book. It takes you on a journey throughout Enya and Kit’s development into becoming lovers, Enya insecurities over it, due to her trauma but overcoming them in time and Kit’s undying love being showed to her each day. It’s a perfect read and Serenity Woods has hooked me in once again with this beautiful and sexy story!

Ps. HOLY MOLY! I just want to run my hands over that body on the book cover. Can you give me his number please Serenity Woods?

Posted in 30 Day Book Challenge

Day 02 – A book that you’ve read more than 3 times

So, I have to admit, I hardly ever re-read, only because I have SO many books on my kindle to read that I don’t have chance to reread. But the one book I do that is on my Kindle App on my Iphone is called “Seven Sexy Sins” by Serenity Woods. I discovered this book last year in June before my holiday and I literally love it! I haven’t written a review for it just yet, but this is the synopsis…

13602303The road to passion is paved with guilty pleasures.

Faith Hillman is in a bit of a pickle. She’s been commissioned to write a series of magazine articles on spicing up your love life. She’s got the theme—the “Seven Sexy Sins”—but there’s one major problem. She hasn’t experienced any of them.

Ever since Faith’s older brother gave Rusty Thorne a black eye for kissing her on her eighteenth birthday, he’s kept his distance, waiting for the right time to make his move. This is it. She needs a research partner? He’s the man for the job.

When sex-on-legs Rusty offers his services, Faith is all over it—with one caveat. The notorious heartbreaker must sign a confidentiality contract. Just to keep him safe from her brother’s wrath, of course…and her heart off Rusty’s long list of conquests.

As they work their wicked way through the list, the implications of the contract hit Rusty as hard as the handcuffs binding his wrists to the bed. It isn’t just Faith’s touch that rocks his world. It’s the way his heart likes it that blows his defenses out of the water. And makes him wonder, when the contract ends, if he can bear to let her go.

Yes, its a sexxxxxxy book, but to be honest with you, its so much more than that too. It takes both Faith and Rusty on a journey. A journey of love and acceptance . A journey to unleash what was always inside of you, yet you just never had to chance and a journey where you are nothing like you thought you were. That you are worthy of being loved.

I really recommend buying this book. The sex literally pours off the book, the sins are deliciously hot, the chemistry is smoking and the journey they both take leads them to becoming the best people they can be.

So you can see, my re-read is a sex book, but come on, we all have one of those 😉

Posted in Books I've Bought, Erotica, Music, New Adult, Romance

Today’s splurges

Whilst shopping online / shopping for e-books on Amazon, I came across quite a few books that I knew had to be on my Kindle. ‘So what are they?’ I hear you ask. Well, here they are:-

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000040_00007]Saving Wishes (#1)- GJ Walker-Smith

368 pages
Published February 12th 2013
Amazon UK – £1.32

Synopsis
For Charli Blake, being seventeen is a tough gig.
She’s been branded a troublemaker, her reputation is in tatters and she’s stuck in Pipers Cove, a speck of a town on the coast of Tasmania.
Thankfully, it’s temporary. Her lifelong dream of travelling the world is just months away from becoming reality. All she has to do is ride out the last few months of high school, which is easier said than done thanks to a trio of mean girls known as The Beautifuls.
When Adam Décarie arrives in town, all the way from New York, life takes an unexpected turn. His arrival sets off a chain of events that alters her life forever, convincing her of one thing. Fate brought him to her.
Saving Wishes is the story of a girl who doesn’t quite fit the life she’s living, and the boy who helps her realise why.

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Mr. Insatiable – Serenity Woods17227015

ebook, 155 pages
Published February 4th 2013
Synopsis
Gossip says he is hot between the sheets. Has Mr. Insatiable finally met his match?

Enya’s been curious about Kit’s bedroom exploits ever since his ex-girlfriend spilled the beans about his…skill. But he’s not for her. Enya can’t provide what he wants from life, especially not between the sheets.

After Enya admits she’s not good at sex, Kit persuades her to trust in him. Together, they can create fireworks in the bedroom. A few drinks followed by a discussion about kinky sex, and Enya succumbs to his charm.

Thrilled he’s been proven correct, Kit can’t keep his hands off Enya, and she’s unable, and unwilling, to resist him. But is it just great sex…or something more?

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17312409The Cirque – Ryann Kerekes
Ebook, 265 pages
Published February 25th 2013
Synopsis
A good girl trying to find herself.
A troubled boy running from his past.
The seductive allure of the cirque.
One summer that will change them both forever …

Eighteen-year-old ballerina Ariel is determined to experience life outside the dance studio. She auditions for the cirque on a whim, and though ballet training didn’t prepare her for dodging knives, she refuses to flinch and wins the spot of target girl alongside Gabriel, the mysterious knife-thrower. There’s something unmistakably dangerous yet tempting about Gabriel’s crystal blue eyes and tattoos. She’s determined to solve the mystery of his past after learning he’s on the run from the law. Especially since the distraction is just what she needs to avoid admitting to her parents she was dismissed from her ballet contract.

The more she learns about Gabriel, the scars on his body, the foster homes he grew up in, and his fascination with knives, she knows she should run the other way, but that boy’s like crack, oh so bad for you, yet addicting as hell. When he’s arrested and forced to deal with his past, she has to choose between putting her own life back together and dealing with her parents, or taking a chance on Gabriel, as no one else has.

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Hustle Me (#1)- Jennifer Foor17194461
Ebook, 445 pages
Published February 21st 2013
Synopsis
John (Jammer) Thomas is not one of the good guys your parents want you to end up with. He’s been on his own since he was seventeen, traveling from city to city, making enough money to survive by doing the only thing he’s ever been good at.
Playing pool.
He’s covered in tattoo’s and has a mouth that would make a grandmother cry.

He doesn’t do relationships.
He doesn’t care about anyone besides himself.
He’s a drifter.
A Hustler.

At first look, she’s just a pretty little thing behind the bar, but Charlene (Charlie) is so much more.

After her parents died in a fire she was put into the foster care system. Thanks to her good grades and hard work, she earned herself a scholarship.

Feeling like she was finally going to make something for herself, she finds out she has inherited a bar and a kid brother, from a father she never even knew.

While she tries to manage her new life, people from her father’s past come to collect old debts and threaten everything Charlie has left.

Can she really trust Jammer, or is he just helping her for what it pays out?

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16009748The Rock Star Next Door – Lily Silver
Ebook, 288 pages
Published September 12th 2012
Synopsis
Sometimes love conquers time . . .

From the first moment he saw her, Lex recognizes Jessie.
He knows they were lovers in a past life and their souls are destined for a reunion. Can he convince her they belong together?

Jessica Kelly has reached the pinnacle of success with her hot new rock band. She and her friends have rented a house in Malibu. Living next door is the notorious rock legend. When Lex takes a personal and passionate interest in Jessie, can she afford to lose her heart to The Rock Star Next Door?

Lex learns someone is stalking Jessie. She refuses to let him help her and hides the identity of her tormentor. Will their tragic past be repeated, separating them for another lifetime? Can Lex prevent Jessie from being taken from him again by a malicious and violent force reaching across time to destroy them?

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Broken – Christa Cervone16178414
Ebook, 183 pages
Published February 28th 2013
Synopsis
According to Webster’s Dictionary the definition of the word Broken is violently separated into parts. SHATTERED.

Yup, that pretty much sums me up. How do I handle things? I find my answers at the bottom of a bottle of Tequila and sleep with random men.

How did I get this way? Well, four years ago I made a decision that cost me the love of my life. I can’t undo what I did to drive Garrett out of my life. I haven’t seen or heard from him in four long years. But he still haunts me in my dreams or should I call them nightmares at this point? No matter how much booze I drink and how many men I sleep with, nothing fills the void. I feel like I am existing but I’m not really living.

I’m trying to get my life back on track. Well that was until. . . . Garrett walked back into my life. His reappearance threw me into another tailspin.
How do I put the pieces of our broken hearts back together? All before he walks out of my life again… this time for good. Or am I simply destined to just be Broken?

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17257993Raid – Kristen Ashley
Ebook, 292 pages
Published February 28th 2013
Synopsis
Hanna Boudreaux has lived in the small town of Willow, Colorado all her life. The great-granddaughter of the town matriarch, she’s sweet, cute and quiet.

Too quiet.

Hanna has a moment of epiphany when she realizes her crush for forever, Raiden Ulysses Miller, is not ever going to be hers. She sees her life as narrow and decides to do something about it.

Raiden Miller is the town of Willow’s local hero. An ex-marine with the medal to prove his hero status, he comes home, shrouded in mystery. It takes a while but, eventually, Hanna catches his eye.

But after all these years of Raid and Hanna living in the same town, the question is, why? Is Raid interested in Hanna because she’s sweet and cute? Or does Raid have something else going on?

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So these are my splurges. Has anyone read any of these yet? Which ones did you enjoy?
Let me know!