Review: If You Dare

IYD_cover-wLogo If You Dare by Cari Quinn

5 out of 5 Licks

He’ll help her speed right past her limits…if she dares.

Pop princess Peyton Pryor wants just one night to break out of the mold she’s been stuck in for way too long. Successful beyond her wildest dreams, she can’t help wanting more—to write her own music, to head into edgier territory, to have some fun. Particularly the naughty kind that doesn’t match her pristine, sanitized image.

An illicit joyride in a borrowed Porsche leads her straight to ex-Detective and current romantic suspense author Noah Keaton, who has been feeling itchy about his own mold lately. After turning his back on being a cop, he’s been on the straight and narrow for far too long. If Peyton’s hungry for experience, he’s just the man for the job. Because he’s hungry for her.

Maybe this time, one dare will become so much more…

Loved it!  This is the last book I have to review in the new Kindle Worlds Dare to Love series and it didn’t disappoint.  I really enjoyed the element of BDSM that was brought into this book.  It’s not heavy play but it does get super hot and use of the word Sir is involved.  *sigh*  Noah beats himself up a little more than I like my Doms to do.  He still feels guilty over a mistake he made when he was on the force and I don’t blame him for his feelings surrounding it.  Peyton just wants a chance at freedom.  What she doesn’t know is that being dominated by Noah will set her free in a way she can never imagine.  I really enjoyed watching Peyton dive into the BDSM world and the connection with Presley from Double Dare.  The piece of jewelry she has made for her sounds beautiful and of course Noah has to add his own to the mix.  I loved the epilogue.  It wrapped everything up nicely.  I’d love to read more about these two.   

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Review: Double Dare

DD_cover2-wDTL Double Dare by Taryn Elliot

4 out of 5 Licks

A blind date from hell turns into a dare that changes everything.

Jewelry designer Presley Warren is sick of spending every single night alone. The crushing weight of running her family’s business leaves little time for the designing she loves. It’s no surprise that dating is last on her to-do list. In a moment of weakness she agrees to let her best friend set her up.

In a funk, millionaire Vance O’Neal is dragged to the first home game of the season for the Miami Thunder. He literally runs into a gorgeous blond as soon as he walks into the stadium. She’s light and laughter and the first woman to pull at him in years. One problem—she’s already taken. In a twist of fate, he’s seated next to Presley at the game. Her date shows his true colors as a rude, self-involved jerk so Vance can’t help himself when the Halftime Kiss Cam pans onto them. He dares her to kiss him—in fact, he double dares her to take a chance on a stranger.

He’s convinced her to start with one night—now he wants a shot at forever.

I popped my Taryn Elliot cherry and boy am I glad I did!  Double Dare was flat-out FUN.  Presley is having a horrible time on her blind date, but is enjoying the small snips of conversation she’s been having with the guy in the seat next to her.  When the Kiss Cam rolls around and her date continues to ignore her, the man next to her takes advantage of the moment and dares her to kiss him.  Sound familiar?  There was a You Tube video that went viral not that long ago with a very similar situation.  I don’t know what happened after that video, but I sure hope Taryn’s version is close.  I don’t think even Vance could have predicted that daring the hottie next to him would result in her coming home with him, but he was certainly happy with that outcome.  Vance and Presley steam up the bedroom and take the time to get to know each other.  I am really impressed by how much story was put into this novella.  I really felt like I had a chance to get to know the characters which is usually very hard to do in such a short amount of time.  I really enjoyed Taryn’s writing style.  The sex scenes were hot and the emotion between the characters felt really genuine.  There were times when Presley annoyed me a bit, but given the stress she was under (mostly self-inflicted since she wouldn’t open up to her dad) I can see why she made some of the choices she did.  Vance is a little too perfect but I loved it.  He tried his hardest to support Presley and only wanted the best for her in every way.  Also even though this book is part of the Kindle Worlds Dare to Love series it can totally be read as a stand alone-although you should read all the books in the series cause they are good reads too.     

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Review: Twice As Daring

TAD_coverREVLogo1-682x1024 Twice As Daring by Sami Lee

4 out of 5 Licks

Publicist Abby Lehman likes her job—until she finds herself working as a glorified babysitter for cocky-as-the-devil NFL star Sam Cormack. Sam is unpredictable, unruly, impossible—and also impossibly sexy. It has taken all Abby’s willpower to keep from throwing herself at him like one of his groupies. When her boss insists she accompany Sam to a black tie restaurant opening, things heat up even further. And when she finds out Sam has also been lusting after her she throws caution to the wind and indulges in a hot tryst with him that threatens her career as well as her heart.

Sam knows he screwed up with Abby and curses his impulsive nature. Making love to her was something he’d wanted for a long time, but he should have taken things slower with her, made sure they got to know each other. Now she thinks he only wants her for sex, just when Sam’s realizing she’s the first woman to make him want the real deal in a long time.

Can he make her believe he’s ready to put his playboy days behind him and start something real with his Miss Right?

Sam is mad that he was given a babysitter.  So he made a few crazy, not so good choices doesn’t mean he has to be watched all the time.  The relationship between these two is strained at best.  But when she is forced to go to a formal function Sam decides to take a chance to see if she really hates him as much as she says.  Abby can’t believe that Sam had the nerve to send her such a skimpy dress after she said no, but that doesn’t stop her from wearing it.  The dress seems to be the changing factor for both of them.  After they have some naked time they both take a step back, but that doesn’t even last a day.  I saw what was coming a mile away, but it didn’t matter.  I wasn’t expecting the final reaction though so that surprised me.  I’m surprised at how natural their relationship felt even though it moved so fast.  It may be a novella, but you will feel like you’ve read a much longer book.  I really enjoyed this book.  It is a fun read that will have you laughing out loud.  Sami’s characters say the funniest things.  The Aussie sayings are the absolute best! I mean seriously: “Holy snappin’ duck shit” who says that?  lol  

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Pre-Release Blitz: Deep by Kylie Scott

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His laughter, it didn’t really sound the smallest bit amused. “Christ. You’re done here.”

“Ah, no. I’m actually not. Now see, this is where we have a problem.” I folded my arms. Then unfolded them because like fuck I’d look defensive. He was the one in the wrong, not me. “You’re not prepared to take me, or my feelings, seriously. What you want is to hide away in Mr. Too Cool for Commitment land and just play with my affections when it suits you. Okay, I’ve accepted that. But none of that means it’s okay for you to come in here and act like you’re the boss of me. None of it.”

“That so?” he asked, leaning down so that we were almost nose to nose.

“That’s so, baby.” I play-punched him in the shoulder, which it should be noted, I barely came up to. Okay, so maybe the alcohol on a mostly empty stomach had made me slightly/lots braver/sillier. “So why don’t you take your little caveman jealous tantrum bullshit somewhere else. See, I do this funny thing I like to refer to as whatever the fuck I want. Understand?”

He just stared.

“And as pretty as you are with your beard and your muscles, you are too damn tricky and . . . complicated and shit for me.”

“I am?”

“Yes, you are. Are you finally seeing my point here?”

“You bet.”

“Excellent. So take your hotness elsewhere, kind sir. I want no part of it!” Huh. I had so told him. Drunken bravado was the best.

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Positive. With two little lines on a pregnancy test, everything in Lizzy Rollins’ ordinary life is about to change forever. And all because of one big mistake in Vegas with Ben Nicholson, the irresistibly sexy bass player for Stage Dive. So what if Ben’s the only man she’s ever met who can make her feel completely safe, cherished, and out of control with desire at the same time? Lizzy knows the gorgeous rock star isn’t looking for anything more permanent than a good time, no matter how much she wishes differently.

Ben knows Lizzy is off limits. Completely and utterly. She’s his best friend’s little sister now, and no matter how hot the chemistry is between them, no matter how sweet and sexy she is, he’s not going to go there. But when Ben is forced to keep the one girl he’s always had a weakness for out of trouble in Sin City, he quickly learns that what happens in Vegas, doesn’t always stay there. Now he and Lizzie are connected in the deepest way possible…but will it lead to a connection of the heart?

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Stage Dive Series Reading Order

Lick (Book One)

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Play (Book Two)

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Lead (Book Three)

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Deep (Book Four)

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About the Author:

kylie scott

Kylie is a long time fan of erotic love stories and B-grade horror films. She demands a happy ending and if blood and carnage occur along the way then all the better. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and one delightful husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.

Kylie is represented by Amy Tannenbaum at the Jane Rotrosen Agency, New York.

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Review: Her Daring Mistake

25205472 Her Daring Mistake by Rhian Cahill

5 out of 5 Licks

There’s something familiar about the gorgeous woman across the crowded club. When he “accidentally” bumps into her, Alex Dean is shocked to discover what it is: The tall, leggy blonde is none other than Sadie Emerson, his college math tutor—and the subject of more fantasies than he could count. Years later, she’s looking better than ever. He has to have her. Tonight. Immediately.

Does it really matter that she thinks she’s going home with his buddy, Alex Dare?

Apparently it does. Because she sneaks away the morning after. Twice. First, when she discovers her mistake, then when she decides her upcoming more to New York makes them a two-day stand at best. But the sex is off-the-charts combustible, and Alex is already seeing stars, hearing bells…envisioning houses and picket fences and other things he’d never considered.

Now all he has to do is convince Sadie his feelings are real. His shy wallflower might consider him a daring mistake—but Alex has never been more certain.

Clearly this case of mistaken identity was fate in action!  When Sadie mistakes Alex Dean for Alex Dare he felt a little guilty for taking advantage of the moment, but he wasn’t about to let the opportunity to go by without giving it a shot.  I’ve noticed a pattern in most of these Dare World books-instant sex.  I’m finding that I don’t mind it like I generally do.  In this case they knew each other from the past but it isn’t brought up that much.  Lust quickly turned into way more but Sadie knows she has to let him go because she is moving to New York in just a few days.  Little does she know that not only does Alex live there, he lives around the block!  Alex decides he is going to do everything he can to prove to Sadie that they should be together.  After he reveals to her that he live in New York too he takes the time to show he the sites and constantly show he how special she is.  Of course there is super hot sex going on around all of this! And another book that gives us an Epilogue!!!  Have I mentioned how happy Epilogues make me?  Sigh go grab this book now and read it immediately!!       

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Review: One Daring Night

25046736 One Daring Night by Mari Carr

5 out of 5 Licks

Joni’s had better birthdays. Catching her boyfriend at a fancy restaurant with some bimbo certainly wasn’t what she’d wished for when she blew out the candles. Newly unattached, she’s ready to embrace singlehood by going wild, being reckless, maybe even indulging in some meaningless sex.

Depressed with his shallow love life, Eric Bryant is commiserating with his friend, Alex Dare, over a meal at his favorite restaurant. He vows to marry the next woman he sleeps with—just before a firecracker confronts her cheating boyfriend at the next table. Intrigued, Eric offers to buy her a beer. Joni agrees on two conditions: She wants tequila, and complete honesty. Eric promises nothing but the truth.

After one daring night, what happens when two people with such similar hungers want such different futures?

Another great book in the new Dare To Love series Kindle Worlds releases!  Joni and Eric’s complete honesty was awesome.  So much having two characters so completely lay it all out on the table when they first meet.  It was hilarious listening to them tell each other all kinds of crazy things.  Eric’s decision to marry the next woman he sleeps with didn’t scare him one bit once he sees Joni storm in and eviscerate her now ex-boyfriend.  Joni knows she made a good choice dumping her ex after she catches him cheating on her, but it doesn’t stop her from feeling like she needs to shake things up.  Once the tequila flows the night gets so much better.  I just loved this book.  There really aren’t many other words I can give you.  It satisfied my desire to laugh, made me smile, and of course got me hot under the collar.  The epilogue satisfied my need for a happily ever after.  One Daring Night was a wonderfully satisfying read.  I let out a big sigh when I finished and just sat and smiled for a while.  It was great.    

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Review: A Dare Worth Taking

Erin_updLogo A Dare Worth Taking by Erin Nicholas

5 out of 5 Licks

A novella set in the Carly Phillips Dare to Love Kindle World!  To learn more about the Kindle Worlds process check out Erin’s post here.

Sometimes there’s no escaping Destiny…

When Miami Thunder star receiver Jax Elliot fell in love with Destiny Duncan, it felt right. He didn’t care that she was a trainer for the Thunder’s biggest rivals. Didn’t care about his boss or hers, didn’t care what the fans or the media thought. Destiny was the best thing to ever happen to him—until he started dropping the ball. Literally. And he was forced to make a choice. The woman he loved. Or the game he loved.

He chose poorly.

Months later, in need of a trainer he can trust, Jax turns to the woman he still wants above all others. Things quickly turn physical—the sex between them more explosive than ever—and the physical quickly becomes emotional. One thing hasn’t changed: Jax and Des are still deeply in love. But something else remains the same as well. He still can’t catch a damn ball with Destiny in his head.

It’ll take a Dare—or three—to help Jax understand it’s not about catching every ball…it’s about knowing that the woman he loves will always be there to catch him.

Love, love, loved it!!  Another book to add to the already large stack of fabulous books by Erin Nicholas.  I have read all of the books in the Dare to Love series, but it is important to note that you do not have to read them to enjoy any of these books in the Kindle Worlds spin-off of the series.  It is fun to see characters play a part in these books though.  There are several characters from Carly’s books visiting in this book and I loved it!  It always amazes me that Erin can make me so attached to the characters in such a short amount of time, but she does all that and more with this book.  Jax and Destiny started off a bit rocky for me when she insists that he treat her like he does all the women in his life since her.  She tells him to shower her with gifts and extravagant things in an attempt to guard her heart from him.  Of course her plan fails, but they are both worried about what will happen when it’s time for him to start the season.  Their past didn’t have a pleasant ending so I was really hoping things would work out better for them this time.  Of course Erin would never leave us without a happy ending, but I was very worried about Jax’s game play and what would happen if he had to choose again.  I’ll let you find out for yourself what happens.  Make sure to set aside enough time to read this in one sitting because I guarantee you won’t be putting it down until the very end!

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Audio Review: Super Nova

f4b72b58-6358-47ab-afbb-4e2b5a822179 Super Nova by Jayne Rylon

4 out of 5 Licks

Hot Rods, Book 3

Kaige “Super Nova” Davis doesn’t carry a chip on his shoulder. It’s more like a beast in his belly…and right now the monster he’s fought so hard to tame is growling to unleash its legendary temper.

Eli has gone behind his back and hired a marketing consultant. But when Kaige storms into the office to give Eli hell, one look at the mocha-skinned brunette seated across the desk flips a switch in his brain. And in his pants.

Nola Brown has never experienced Kaige’s powerful brand of sexual charisma. He makes her want to ditch her professional façade and be herself—a mistake she can’t afford to make. Yet just as he talks her defenses down—and proves that grease marks look just as good on her skin as a silk suit—she stumbles in on one of the Hot Rods’ late-night, full-throttle sessions.

Now Kaige wonders if she’ll embrace this glimpse of their future, or if she’ll run as fast as her killer stilettos can take her.

Warning: Contains a garage full of hot, passionate men who are good with their hands, and a woman who isn’t afraid to get a little down and dirty. And cute puppies. And did we mention hot men?

Holy hotness!!  Let’s jump toward the end of this one for a second so I can tell you that there is a giant sexy free for all in this book.  I’m talking the Hot Rods AND The Powertools Crew all in one place.  Now they don’t all play together together but they are all in one place getting it on.  These are my favorite parts of these books because I love trying to catch a mistake.  There are so many moving parts (ha) in these big group scenes, but I’ve yet to catch a mistake yet from Jayne.  Ok back to the beginning.  I was excited about this one because we get a new comer to the group.  The first two books in the series have only involved original Hot Rods members.  And to be honest there are so many of them that it’s a good thing we got to books to get to know them a little better.  Sometimes listening to the books is a bit confusing because each of the guys is mentioned by their real names and their nicknames.  The switches actually feel really natural, they just made me a little dizzy from time to time.  Nola was a great addition to the team.  She has all the sass necessary to keep Kaige reigned in and make him happy.  These two were perfect for each other.  There first meeting is full of attitude from Kaige, but even then he knew she was something special.  They have some amazingly sexy moments on their own and then with the rest of the Hot Rods.  I enjoyed the email exchanges between them too.  They shared a lot of keyboard action before they moved to touching!  I’m so looking forward to continuing my way through this series.  Rebel is coming up next and it certainly sounds like it is going to be a doozy!       

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Review: No More Talking

no-more-talking No More Talking by Rhian Cahill

3 out of 5 Licks

It’s all…or nothing.

Hearts Are Wild, Book 1

Zac Moreland knew he shouldn’t act on the sizzling attraction between him and his best friend’s little sister. But act he did, and he can’t forget that one night he let the heat between them burn.

Now, after months of doing everything in his power to avoid a repeat performance, he’s ready to admit defeat—and ready to go up in flames all over again.

Freddie never understood why Zac gave her the hottest night of her life and then the cold shoulder. But what she does know is that her eyes are wide open when it comes to Zac, and he better understand that this time she isn’t settling for anything less than everything.

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Two people learning to be more than friends and a big brother ready to spill blood.

Yay a new series!!  I just can’t get enough of series books and this one is even the best friends siblings troupe-sigh.  Rhian wastes no time getting right to the sexy stuff.  Some seriously hot sex goes down between Freddie and Zac-well Freddie goes down first, but you can read all about that.  I wouldn’t want to spoil your fun.  ;)  While this is the start of a new series I feel like I was missing a piece of the puzzle by not reading Red Light, Green Light (West and Kelsey’s story).  I am making a guess that we get the back story of Zac and Freddie’s story.  This book is still enjoyable overall, but I feel like it would have been better if I knew the past piece that is clearly there between them.  Zac’s indecisiveness was frustrating at times, but when a man decides to go after his best friends sister (whom he also happens to be good friends with) I think he’s allowed a little crazy thinking.  I also thought that more would come of Freddie’s eating disorder, but after the initial passionate thinking about it nothing more was said about it.  It felt like there was a lot crammed in the beginning and then the end just fizzled a bit.  It is a novella length book so there wasn’t a lot of time for the readers to get deeply emotionally invested in the characters.  Overall I enjoyed seeing the sparks engulf Freddie and Zac and I’m looking forward to more in this series.    

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Review: One Night With A Santini

ONWAS One Night With A Santini by Melissa Schroeder

4 out of 5 Licks

He was searching for something that was missing from his life.

Brando Santini is headed to New Orleans to blow off some steam with a few of his buddies. The respite from his life as a Marine doesn’t really seem to do the trick until he runs into his college crush, Kaitlin Fitzpatrick. After a little dancing and a few drinks, they end up in bed together and Brando knows she’s the one for him.
One night will never be enough.

Kaitlin never forgot Brando. She never would have thought the sexy nerd would have remembered her. More than that, she definitely didn’t expect he would be interested in seducing her. Their time in New Orleans is intense but much too short. The memories of his lovemaking leave her counting the days until she sees him again. 

A complication neither of them expected. 

By the time Brando arrives in Maryland, Kaitlin suspects that their one night together has left them with more than memories. When Brando insists on marriage, she refuses on the grounds he doesn’t love her. But what Kaitlin doesn’t understand is that when a Santini wants to prove his love, nothing will stand in his way—not her five brothers, his own annoying family, or even the woman he adores.

The Santinis are back!!  I am loving this family and it seems like they just keep growing so hopefully that will mean more and more books in this series.  I love all the classic tropes and this book includes the baby after one night trope.  There was certainly more than one time for these two before the baby happened but it was after just one night so it counts.  ;)  Brando is just like the other Santini men and knew the moment he met Kaitlin years ago that he wanted her.  But back then she was taken and Brando is nothing if not a respectable man and kept it at friend level back then.  Now that she’s no longer taken he decided it was time to make her his.  It takes her a little while to come around to his way of thinking and he is a Santini so he has to make a few mistakes along the way-sometimes it takes a trip to the hospital to wake up and see the error of his way.  No epilogue at the end of this one but I am betting we get more baby news in the next book.  I am expecting Wendy’s book to be next and I’m gonna be super disappointed if it isn’t.             

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