Misadventures on the Night Shift – Lauren Rowe

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Find it on Amazon

I got this book from the library. I have heard of the Misadventures Series, and have even bought a couple, but I haven’t read any yet. When I saw it on the library shelf, I snagged it up.

I didn’t know they had stuff this filthy at the Library! I love it!!!

Abby is just minding her own damn business when Lucas Ford shows up and lets her be who she is!

That was my absolute favorite part of this book: Abby was able to be who she is. No more hiding. Lucas gave her an outlet to let her freakness out! He didn’t make her hide like other’s in her life, and he didn’t make her do anything she didn’t want to do. Most importantly he didn’t make her feel bad or dirty for what she wanted to do!

I think everybody has a little dirty in them that they feel like they need to hide from the world. Even if it’s just the kind of books they like to read. I don’t put all the filthy stuff I like to read (and I like some filthy stuff) on my facebook page. My grandma reads that shit! Ha. So, I really felt a kinship with Abby. And that scene with Camden, Abby, and Lucas together? Holy Fucking Hotness. That may actually be my favorite scene in any book ever. True Story!

I also like how Lauren hit on the downside of fame. I couldn’t be famous. I mean. Everybody looking at you and wanting a piece of you. Not knowing who you can trust. It’s hard enough just being a regular person to know who you can trust and who isn’t gonna go back and gossip about what you’ve told them. (Obviously I’m still holding on to some trust issues from high-school. hahaha.) Can you imagine if every conversation you have has the potential to end up on the internet (I was going to say “in a magazine”, which goes to show how old I am. ha) I really couldn’t do it.

Read the book. It’s awesome! I’m going to have to search for other Lauren Rowe stuff. I’m a fan! Like, I’ll actually buy this book for my bookshelf!

 

 

The Virgin and The Beast – Stasia Black

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Find it on Audible

I’m guessing the book is on Amazon too, but I’m not linking that shit. Go find it if you want it.

That is exactly how I feel about this book. I like fantasy fairytale books. I like BDSM books. Except for “daddy” books, everything I’ve read, I’ve like at least 1 book in that subgenre. But for all that, I’m into consensual books.

Melanie agreed to live with Xavier for a year and have his baby to help out her asshole dad. And right off the bat, an asshole man. Ha!

Xavier was a douche from the word go. Not letting her eat at the table. She had to kneel beside him and eat from his hand. She ended up in a dog pen (pig sty) * because she wasn’t pleasing him. And he was so fucking controlling. Things like he wouldn’t let her change her own tampon. I mean, no. And it wasn’t just you’re normal/safe BDSM Sub situation. She was his unwilling pet, which she did not sign up for, with no safe word, and he wanted to bellow about and scream and hollar about trust.

He treated his horses better than he treated her. There was nothing that was going to make me like Xavier, and nothing that was going to make me not be pissed at Melanie, who should have said “fuck the father” and gotten her happy ass out of there…..

If you’re into that sort of thing, more power to you. You’ll really like this book. This is the first one I’ve read of Stasia, and I’ll try another one.

Parts of the narration got on my nerves, as if I had liked the book, it would have gotten on my nerves that there was no male voice. Xavier is a strong douche, and really requires a male voice to be him.

**It could have been either  a dog pen or a pig sty situation. It has been about 6 weeks since I finished listening to the book, and it was several months of listening because I could only take so much at a time. It was a fenced in area outside.

 

I wasn’t sure I was even gonna review this. That is why it has been so long since I listened. But, what would be the point of reviewing if I only said the good stuff and none of the bad? I don’t know…. I’m not good at the idea of hurting someone’s feelings. I am not an author, and trying to walk in and tell an author that I don’t like what they’ve written doesn’t set well with me. But, on the other hand, having a bunch of reviews that only tell what I liked doesn’t show that there is stuff out there that I don’t like. That I don’t get. That isn’t for me. Never listen to someone who says they like everything. They are lying.

 

But, lets take a minute to check out the cover. It is hot!

 

Nailed – Alexis Adaire

 

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Stolen from Alexis’ Facebook Page

I loved this story! This was the first book that I’ve read by Alexis Adaire, and I’m going to have to check out her other books as well. From what I can tell from her Amazon Page, I’m going to be adding quite a few books to my TBR list!
It is few and far between that we get a sexy romance that isn’t young kids. As an almost 40 year old myself, it is so nice to read someone that I am today, and not have to think back 18 years ago to when I was in college and had no life experience. And though I do like some Virgin Billionaire Romances (cause who didn’t lose their virginity to a billionaire, I mean really? I don’t know one girl in my freshman dorm that didn’t – all to the same billionaire…. no, that got weird for a minute.. hahahaha), I do like reading the romances that I have something in common with the heroine – like my boobs aren’t where they used to be either!
Dawn is a strong woman who just needs a little push back into the dating world after healing (mostly) from her divorce. I mean, really? We all have an ex-husband who are assholes, don’t we?  No? Well, just another thing Dawn and I have in common. Anyways, who better to help her jump back in than the sexy roofer redoing her neighbor’s roof!?  Zane is fantastic and I loved him from page 1. He’s a good guy and is just who Dawn needs! He’s sweet, attentive, and knows how to fuck her good. And lets face it, if you’re going to start all over with someone new at 37, they need to be able to fuck you good!  If I ever found myself single again, I’d be hunting down a Zane of my own! And Dawn could be my new best friend. We’ll just sit by the pool and watch Zane build stuff. She wouldn’t mind me oogling (I don’t think that’s how you spell oogle. ogle? I’m leaving it, cause I like it!), I’m sure!

And the cover?! I mean, really? Hotness!

Here is the link to pick you up some Ebook Zane and here is Paperback Zane!

Naughty Nashville

So, last weekend I went to my first Author Book Signing event. It was in Nashville at the Millennium Maxwell House – Nashville (where Maxwell House Coffee came from, FYI) . I had only read one author when I bought tickets to the event, but as time led up to the event I read a few more of them.

Since I’m trying to figure out how to start this blog off, I thought Why not review the signing first and then move on to books/authors?! Genius. I am a genius. hahaha

I took the Banner from the Facebook Page : You can check it out here

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Like I said, I had never been to an event before, so I didn’t know what to expect beforehand and I was really quite nervous. Everything turned out good, for the most part. My social anxiety got the better of me in some instances, but there is nothing I can do about that but just try to breathe and get through it.

On Friday night there was a mixer at the hotel bar. That turned out to be really good. I met a few fellow readers and got to meet some authors and some of the models as well. For the most part it was good meeting people that I’d heard of/read/ am in their reader groups on fb even though I’ve never actually read anything by them. I mean, the same rules that apply to the world and humans at large apply to small groups of people:

Some people are really nice. Some people turn out to be assholes (Maybe even me!).

Sometimes I rub people the wrong way because of who I am. I tend to be abrasive and speak my mind and very seldom do I consider the consequences of that until later, laying in bed wondering why I word vomit so much. (Unless it comes to my kids and school functions – then I just tend to look like a stuck up bitch because I bite my tongue and don’t really talk at all).

Saturday, after getting back to the hotel and registering, there was brunch with the authors for those of us with VIP tickets. I wish that that had been set up a bit different. I wish that there had been some sort of system in place where it was actually brunch with the authors. As it was, it turned out to be a majority of the authors sat at tables full of authors and readers sat with readers and then late comers kind of filled in where there were chairs. We ended up with 2 (well, 3 but one wasn’t signing) authors at our table. And I quite enjoyed setting and talking to her (and once I read the books of hers that I bought, I’ll do a post on her). After brunch everyone lined up to get into the signing. Next year I may skip the VIP and just get the premium ticket to get in an hour early. It really ended up being $35ish (I’d have to look back at prices to know for sure) to just have some sandwiches and a swag bag -that was $10 to purchase separately.

The actual signing was organized chaos and fantastic! With the exception of I think 3 tables, I went and talked to all of the authors there. Some of them I bought books from (My husband would say too many because I spent way more than my budget was supposed to be), and some of them I just talked to and added more and more books to my TBR! I’m never going to get all the books read that I want to read! Most of the authors were fantastic, some weren’t so fantastic. A couple of them I’m not exactly sure why they were there in the first place, because I heard them speak to other readers in that same tone that they used with me – like they were doing me a favor by talking about their books. I’ve never made a “Do not read these authors List”, but I have one started now. And that makes me  sad, but I refuse to support anyone who acts like they’re bored talking to people at a signing. Luckily it was only a few and I didn’t let them ruin what was overall a very positive experience – especially for my first time!