Review : Hard Wired (Cyberlove, #3) by Megan Erickson & Santino Hassell

Review : Hard Wired (Cyberlove, #3) by Megan Erickson & Santino Hassell

Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell have teamed up for third installment in the Cyberlove series, and this time we get the story of Kai Bannon’s Twitch mods Garvy and Cherrycakes, aka Jesse and Ian. They’re two very relatable and complex characters who come together and form a bond that you cannot help but root for. I was very excited to hear that Hard Wired was about Jesse and Ian. I had no idea Ian was even an Ian at the time because I only knew him as Cherry, but that didn’t even matter. From the banter he had with Jesse […]

Posted 05/22/2017 by Ashley in Reviews
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Review : An Indecent Proposal (The O’Malley’s, #3) by Katee Robert

Review : An Indecent Proposal (The O’Malley’s, #3) by Katee Robert

I could not speak more highly of the O’Malley’s than I already do and An Indecent Proposal is no different. Katee Robert brings readers back into the Boston underground ruled by the various crime families with the O’Malley’s having one of the biggest stakes. This time we’re given the story of the youngest son, Cillian and his journey of navigating his new life without his youngest brother. Thrown into the mix is Olivia, a mysterious bartender who can’t seem to outrun her own demons while possibly, and finally, finding her own place in the world. I didn’t want to like […]

Posted 05/17/2017 by Ashley in Reviews
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Review : Daddy’s Best Friend (Temperance Falls, #1) by London Hale

Review : Daddy’s Best Friend (Temperance Falls, #1) by London Hale

Um, wow. Okay. The writing duo London Hale takes erotica by storm with Daddy’s Best Friend. Bringing together super alpha hero, and yummy police officer, Nathan and his best friend’s recently turned eighteen, but maybe not as naive has one thinks, Eve, in a story filled with so much heat you’ll need an industrial fan to cool yourself down. Daddy’s Best Friend is everything I love about erotica and erotic romance. There’s scorching heat and chemistry between the leads peppered with just enough romance to make you want to swoon. Nathan is this amazing alpha cop in the vein of […]

Posted 05/15/2017 by Ashley in Reviews
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Review : Brutal Game (Flynn & Laurel, #2) by Cara McKenna

Review : Brutal Game (Flynn & Laurel, #2) by Cara McKenna

Picking up not long after Willing Victim, Brutal Game continues the story of Flynn and Laurel. By day he’s still a construction worker but by night he’s this big, ferocious MMA fighter. She’s still waitressing but she knows that she needs to actually put her engineering degree to good use and look for something better. As Flynn and Laurel navigate their everyday lives they come to find out that sometimes life has a mind of it’s own. Brutal Game shows readers what life is really like after you get your HEA. Relationships take work and compromise. It also shows you […]

Posted 05/12/2017 by Ashley in Reviews
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Review : It Happened on Love Street (Everland, Georgia, #1) by Lia Riley

Review : It Happened on Love Street (Everland, Georgia, #1) by Lia Riley

Lia Riley has done it again. It Happened on Love Street brings everything about quaint, but quirky, small town life and mixes it with characters that you’ll not only fall in love with, but want you to wish they were real so you could befriend them yourself. Pepper Knight moved to Everland with the promise of a job. A job that was supposed to set her up for something better in life, a job that was the safe bet. Sadly, it was anything but because she finds out on her first day the offer has been rescinded. Feeling down on […]

Posted 05/10/2017 by Ashley in Reviews
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Review : Hard Hitter (Brooklyn Bruisers, #2) by Sarina Bowen

Review : Hard Hitter (Brooklyn Bruisers, #2) by Sarina Bowen

From apple orchards in Vermont to the Ivy League, Sarina Bowen’s words captivate readers and make you want to befriend her characters, no matter how much may get on your nerves. O’Doul & Ari in Hard Hitter are no different. From their humorous interactions to the suspense surrounding Ari’s ex, I felt like I was actually in the world of the Brooklyn Bruisers. Hard Hitter is the second novel in Sarina’s Brooklyn Bruisers series. Centered around the eponymous hockey team, we as readers get to see the ins and outs of a professional team in ways no one would ever […]

Posted 05/08/2017 by Ashley in Reviews
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Problematic books and why we read them

Problematic books and why we read them

Let’s talk about problematic books What is a problematic book? I think that’s one of the easiest questions we are able to answer in the book community. They’re books that have something problematic about them. Well, duh Ashley, you’re telling me. But it’s something more than that too. It’s a callus disregard for something triggering, something sexist, or racist. It’s could be bad representations of the LGBT community. There’s too many to reasonably list, but you get the idea. I’ve read books that definitely fit into one or more of these things at one time. Sometimes it has a lot […]

Posted 05/06/2017 by Ashley in Discussion
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Review : Willing Victim (Flynn & Laurel, #1) by Cara McKenna

Review : Willing Victim (Flynn & Laurel, #1) by Cara McKenna

Kink comes in all ways. Most of the books with kink that I read usually involve some kind of BDSM relationships. Every now and then I stray from my norm and venture into something a bit darker, something a bit more taboo- consensual rape. Willing Victim is definitely not going to be for everyone but it’s a story that I couldn’t put down once I started. Before we go any further I want to reiterate the major theme of Willing Victim. Rape is not something that I condone. It’s not an act that I wish upon anyone. Rape is an […]

Posted 05/05/2017 by Ashley in Reviews
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Review : Play With Me (Bedroom Games, #1) by Alisha Ray

Review : Play With Me (Bedroom Games, #1) by Alisha Ray

Play With Me is like your favorite good bad porno movie. Ridiculous plot but enough sex and/or sexytimes that it doesn’t really matter what brought the two leads together. In this case of Play With Me, Tatiana flies to Las Vegas to meet with the man who has her brother’s livelihood in his hands. He also happens to be her ex-boyfriend. When Tatiana finds out that her brother stole money from the casino he works at to pay for his mother-in-law’s hospital bills she does what any sister would do, she flies out to Vegas to help him sort everything […]

Posted 05/01/2017 by Ashley in Reviews
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What exactly is our place in the book community?

What exactly is our place in the book community?

We are bloggers and reviewers and more I believe that if you’re a reader you’re part of the book community. It doesn’t matter if all you do is read and tell a friend about something crazy that happened in a book or you’re one of the most popular and well-known bloggers in the world. We all have a place. I question what is that place a lot though. Not just for myself but for all of us at a whole. Do we really get as much of a say in certain areas, ie problematic books/themes/etc, or if we have the […]

Posted 04/28/2017 by Ashley in Discussion
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Review : Haven (Beards & Bondage, #1) by Rebekah Weatherspoon

Review : Haven (Beards & Bondage, #1) by Rebekah Weatherspoon

Rebekah Weatherspoon is a new to me author but I’ve been hearing about her books for a few months now. Needless to say, the hype was completely worth it. With Haven I didn’t really know what I was getting into. I knew I loved the cover but never read the synopsis. I just knew there was a burly mountain man and that was okay with me. Once I started reading Haven I had the hardest time putting it down. Shep and Claudia drew me into their world in a way that hasn’t happened to me in such a long time. […]

Posted 04/27/2017 by Ashley in Reviews
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When I stopped blogging I forgot enjoyment

When I stopped blogging I forgot enjoyment

I Knew I Had To Stop When I knew my place in the book world wasn’t working for me anymore I just ignored it. One might ask why but that’s not a truly easy question to answer. I didn’t want to believe that I could feel such apathy towards something that I felt saved so many parts of me. I didn’t want to believe that I felt like there was no place for me. I didn’t want to believe that I just lost enjoyment in reading. Such apathy I felt so indifferent to the book world. Part of that might […]

Posted 04/24/2017 by Ashley in Discussion
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