Steamy Stories (1)


Author: Stacey Kennedy

Pub Date: June 5, 2018

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Romance: Contemporary Romance


Emma Monroe rsz_dirty_talking_cowboy-1-1isn’t looking for love. After her grandmother’s death, she has relocated to Colorado. Now responsible for a farm of abused animals, Emma hopes to heal from her ex-boyfriend’s betrayal.

Shep Blackshaw doesn’t have time for a relationship. But when presented with an agreement of sex with no strings attached from Emma, he is reluctant to refuse. Perhaps, little dirty talk and a whole lot of kinky sex are just what they both need.

My Thoughts:

This contemporary romance was mega-hot. The chemistry between Shep Blackshaw and Emma Moore was electric. I fell in love with the characters. Emma’s vulnerability made my heart melt. Wounded and questioning everything, Shep was just the man she needed. His intuitive nature and ability to understand Emma made me swoon. And let’s face it, a handsome, successful, sexy cowboy with a heart is always a winner for me.

I enjoyed the story but didn’t become invested until about a quarter of the way in. The sexual tension was there from the beginning. If I could change something, it would be the build-up. It felt slightly rushed at first. However, it was an interesting story, and the romance was on fire.




Author: Minerva Spencer

Pub Date: June 26, 2018

Publisher: Kensington Books

Romance: Historical Romance


36337268Euphemia “Mia” Marlington has spent seventeen years co-existing in a harem after being captured by Corsairs. Now back in London, she is under constant scrutiny over her mysterious past. Pressured by her father to choose a husband, Mia is surprised to find herself enthralled by the notorious Adam de Courtney.

The Duke of Carlise, Adam de Courtney is an enigma. Rumored to have killed not one but two wives, he is shunned by society. Intrigued by the scandalous secrets of London’s most-recent outcast, Adam agrees to marry the beauty.

My thoughts:

DANGEROUS is the first novel published by Minerva Spencer. If her next novel is as sensual and exotic as this one, I’m sure to become a lifelong fan. Set in London and Africa, the descriptive setting was a character in itself. Ms. Spencer’s clever ability to weave tidbits of information made me eager to uncover more of this fascinating story. It was a page-turner from start to finish.

Happy Reading!

*I received an ARC copy of both novels and was happy to give my honest review.


Author: Opal Carew

Pub Date: April 15, 2013

Publisher: St. Martin Griffin

Romance: Erotic


After a night of betrayal, Kate wanted Matthew out of her life for good. The move from New York to Connecticut was supposed to make her forget her desire to yield to Matthew’s command. imagesHowever, even a new apartment, new group of friends and the owner of a new business, Kate is tormented by her yearnings to be a submissive. When she accepts an invitation to meet with a potential financial backer for her company, she is forced to face the past. Can she really form a business partnership with her ex-dominant?

My thoughts:

Well-known for her erotic romances, Opal Carew excels at writing a torrid story of sexual domination. Any reader that enjoys second chance romance may want to consider HIS TO COMMAND. Hot. Steamy. Sinful. HIS TO COMMAND is a story about redemption and the emotional journey to trust again.

Happy Reading!


Bella Andre is the author of the popular Sullivan family. Featuring modern-day conflicts that readers can relate to, it is no wonder her contemporary romance series is a fan favorite. This Sunday, I’m featuring the introductory novella and first full-length novel in the Seattle Sullivan series. I hope you enjoy these smartly crafted stories. Happy Reading!

In, ONE PERFECT NIGHT, Colbie Michael’s life is about to change dramatically. It took a giant leap of faith to leave her responsible steady job to open the specialty store that she’d dreamed of for years. On a girl’s only weekend, Colbie is determined to conquer her fears and focus on healing her broken heart. She hadn’t planned on meeting handsome Noah Bryant. The chemistry is undeniable between them and neither Colbie nor Noah can resist their burning attraction.

In, THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT, private investigator, Rafe Sullivan is jaded by the slew of cheaters he deals with on a daily basis. After purchasing the vacation home that once belonged to his family, he takes a much-needed leave of absence from his business. However, Rafe hadn’t been prepared for what he would encounter. His new home was in shambles and the cute little girl next door had grown into a voluptuous woman. Brook Jansen was thrilled to learn that Rafe Sullivan had returned to his family’ old stomping grounds. For as long as she could remember, she’d been head-over-heels in love with her friend’s brother. It was only natural for her to offer to help Rafe refurbish his home and allow him to sleep on her couch. Convincing Rafe to teach her to be kinky wasn’t quiet as easy as she’d hoped.

Curiosity kills the cat. Or, in my case, prevents sleep. The reason? I cannot possibly rest when I haven’t learned the outcome of a stimulating story. And, let me tell you my fellow introverts, this book is a roller-coaster on the taboo train. Toot-toot! Buckle up and get ready for a wild ride.

In all honesty, I’m a lover of historical and contemporary romance. I relish the kinky and even the unspeakable. However, I crave the intimate experience of two unlikely people unable to resist their attraction. That moment when they submit to their mutual passions not only gives me a high, it makes me feel hopeful that love exists. 30755704That bond is what makes the sensually explicit come to life for me. Why am I saying this? I say this because erotic romance is not in my wheel house. And no, I’m not a prude. It’s simply that I don’t feel the same heart-wrenching connection with erotic romance as I do with historical and contemporary.

I’m sure by now you must be wondering why I decided to review THE RED. The answer is I’d read a wonderful review of the book that piqued my interest and I applied to read the book based on that individuals review. I was not disappointed, either. Ms. Reisz couldn’t have done a better job of penning an erotic journey of sexual exploits. She included a mysterious element that keep me glued to the page. Her detail-oriented writing style made me feel as if I were a voyeur. If you are looking for the ultimate escape, read THE RED. In my opinion, this lust-filled erotic adventure will keep you up at night with its over-the-top sinful fantasies.

Happy reading!


Mona Lisa St. James is balancing on the edge of financial ruin after inheriting her mother’s art gallery. When a mysterious stranger offers to save the gallery in exchange for a year of cart blanch sexual exploits with Mona, she agrees to become his whore. It isn’t long before the handsome Englishman has Mona submitting to his every desire.

One woman…Two men…One’s a lover…One’s a friend…
This week, I have chosen MAKING HER MELT written by Amber Lin as the novel review selection This short erotic new adult novel offers its readers a sumptuous love triangle between three life-long friends. This quick read is full of emotional twist sand turns, sizzling sex and sensual desire.41cFPMEpdEL

For years Ethan has been in love with Lia. The only problem is she is his best-friend’s girlfriend. Unable to endure his role as a stand-in boyfriend a moment longer, he succumbs to an evening of forbidden pleasure. An evening he is quick to regret.

Lia thought she had her life mapped out. Great boyfriend. Perfect job. The only thing standing in her way was her feelings for Ethan, or at least that’s what she thought. With visions of a political career in mind, Chris, her live-in boyfriend expects her to leave it all behind. She can’t. She won’t.

MAKING HER MELT is, in my opinion, is a well-written account of how a single moment can change the lives of three friends. Happy Reading!