The Rules by Elizabeth Brown

Title: The Rules
Author:
Elizabeth Brown
Series:
Off-Limits – #2
Genre:
Erotic Romance
Release date: February 2, 2016
Pages:
324
Synopsis:

25891968When you’re a guy, the rules are simple. Live by the Bro Code:

Rule #1: Always have his back.
Rule #2: Don’t ever leave him stranded.
Rule #3: Never, ever, touch his sister.

Aw, hell. Two out of three ain’t bad.

Warning: This story contains mature humor, a lot of cursing, and of course, sexual situations. It’s intended for adult readers who enjoy that kind of thing.

Rating: Star-FullStar-FullStar-FullStar-FullStar-Full
Reviewer: Kat

I’ve had a fallout from Contemporary Romance. In fact, before I read this book, I actually told myself I will never read another Contemporary Romance book for the next year or so–then Elizabeth Brown ruins it and publishes this book, then I fell in love this book; didn’t expect it, didn’t expect to love this book so much, and most especially didn’t expect it to be something more than what it seems.

Ainsley is suffering from a condition and she’s determined to break through it so she can move on and finally settle in a normal and healthy relationship with someone. Enter Lambo, manwhore extraordinaire. Lambo is everything you want in a book boyfriend. He is hot, rocks the sheets, witty AF, but more than that, sweet as sin. He always had the hots for Ainsley (and vice versa) and when the opportunity presents itself to get tangled (naked!) with Ainsley, naturally, he takes it. He knew it was wrong, Ainsley is his best friend’s little sister and he needed to back off, but the more time he spent with Ainsley, he finds himself deeper and deeper until she’s under his skin…

This book. Wow. Loved it. I already said it above but I couldn’t help but say it again.

Honestly, I’m not a fan of manwhore heroes. I’m so over them, but Lambo was just too charming and I couldn’t resist falling a little for him.

Ainsley. Now, I don’t know where to start. Ainsley is the star of the show for me. My heart reached out to her. I don’t know what else to say, except that she’s a character that will surely stick with me for a very long time.

Overall, great read, great characters, great plot. Highly recommended! I can’t wait for the next book in the series!

This book is more than just a book for me and Elizabeth knows that, but that’s between me and her. 😉

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About this author

I’m just a girl with a computer who writes smut. Sometimes it’s funny.

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Innocent Christmas by Alexa Riley

Title: Innocent Christmas
Author: 
Alexa Riley
Series:
Innocence – #3
Genre:
BDSM, Erotic Romance
Release date: December 17, 2015
Pages:
52
Synopsis:

26859056It’s a Christmas wedding for Daddy William and his little, Haley.

The final chapter in their story is one with a little pink, lots of bows, and lots of Daddy’s attention.

Warning: Their happily ever after is filled with full-time DD/lg play as William and Haley embrace their lifestyle with open arms. If being innocent at Christmas is a dream come true, then this is the novella for you!

NOTE: Innocent Christmas can be read as a standalone but might be more enjoyable after reading Owning Her Innocence & Innocent Getaway.

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Reviewer: Arys

Innocent Christmas by Alexa Riley is a sweet and very sexy erotic romance that will have you both heating under the collar with its heady dose of lovemaking and smiling at the absolute cuteness that is Haley and William.

Book three in Ms. Riley’s Innocent Series, Innocent Christmas can be read as a standalone, but I definitely recommend reading Owning Her Innocence and Innocent Getaway. You don’t want to miss a delectable moment between Daddy William and his Little Girl Haley (though DD/lg play may not be everyone’s cup of tea, I think it is worth giving it a try), especially because it all leads to the pinkest Christmas wedding you’ll ever be invited to.

At the start of the story, William and Haley have been together for a while, full-time DD/lg, and both couldn’t be happier. Haley has been planning their Christmas wedding for months. Now it’s finally close, only a day away, and Haley is feeling needy for a pleasurable spanking from her Daddy William. This starts the many hot frolics between the two main characters on their way to becoming man and wife, culminating at their wedding night, and ending with a satisfying epilogue. I happily enjoyed every minute of this story.

Haley and William are great characters. Reading from book one to this last installment, I liked their growth, especially from Innocent Getaway to Innocent Christmas, as a couple: gaining confidence in each other (individually and as a couple) and in their chosen lifestyle. It made this third story in the series all the more satiating.

Overall, Innocent Christmas was a delightfully steamy read that I very much recommend. Looking forward to reading more from Ms. Riley.

About this author

I’m Alexa Riley! Mom, wife, and business woman by day and smut writer by night. I specialize in the Dirty Date Night reading. I wrote my first book, Owning Her Innocence, because well, I just couldn’t find any daddy books to my liking. So I sat down and just started writing, bringing the fantasies I find myself often dancing to in the dark of night to life, one page at a time.

Alexa Riley is my alter ego. I can’t let the other soccer moms know what I’m up to or the guys at work for that matter. Little do they know that they’ve got nothing on my dirty talk.

I’m here to give you a quick fix of filthy dirty smut. Got a few hours to kill? Then I’m what you’re looking for.

Snow and Mistletoe by Alexa Riley

Title: Snow and Mistletoe
Author: 
Alexa Riley
Series:
 
Genre:
Erotic Romance 
Release date: December 10, 2015 
Pages:
63
Synopsis:

27964486Noelle’s voice has captivated Alex, and she’s become his greatest obsession. Since he hired her to read audiobooks, listening to her is the only thing that makes his lonely world bearable. Thank God she’s never seen him. His scars would only scare her away.

Alex has starred in every fantasy Noelle’s had since she first heard his voice over the phone, and reading erotica samples to him only fuels her desire. Listening to him on the other end of the phone is the best part of her day, and she’s willing to do anything to please him.

On Christmas Eve a storm comes through, sending Noelle in search of her reclusive boss. Once she’s at his cabin with no place to go, there’s only one way to keep warm.

Warning: This is the sweetest, cheesiest, most Christmassy book ever! It’s filled with late-night confessions, dirty deeds, and a lifetime of love. If you love this time of year, I’ve got some cheer for you!

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Reviewer: Arys

Snow and Mistletoe by Alexa Riley has everything I love about a holiday-themed erotic romance. It has a sexy hero that makes not only the heroine want to swoon but readers as well (at least this reader…when you get near the end you’ll know why), a heroine that I can feel for and relate to, heat and chemistry between the main couple, but most of all- the warm and happy feeling one loves about the season wrapped all together in this sweet Christmassy story.

Noelle is an audiobook reader who has been hired by Alex Lockwood to be the voice for the steamy romance audiobooks his company assists with. Speaking with Alex over the phone daily and listening to him, she’s fallen for him sight unseen.

From the moment Alex heard her voice he was captivated. Obsessed with Noelle and being able to listen to her, he has her read samples over the phone that leave him coming to crave more. However, since his accident that has left him scarred, he’s tucked himself away in his cabin in Montana, like a beast in his castle.

This Christmas Eve, two lonely hearts find each other and what follows is filled with love, heat, and the sweetest story you’ll read this season.

Ms. Riley is definitely filling this holiday season with sweet and spice: first Taking What’s Naughty (which I recommend if you have not yet read) and now Snow and Mistletoe. I look forward to her next story, Innocent Christmas. Luckily, we won’t have to wait too long.

About this author

I’m Alexa Riley! Mom, wife, and business woman by day and smut writer by night. I specialize in the Dirty Date Night reading. I wrote my first book, Owning Her Innocence, because well, I just couldn’t find any daddy books to my liking. So I sat down and just started writing, bringing the fantasies I find myself often dancing to in the dark of night to life, one page at a time.

Alexa Riley is my alter ego. I can’t let the other soccer moms know what I’m up to or the guys at work for that matter. Little do they know that they’ve got nothing on my dirty talk.

I’m here to give you a quick fix of filthy dirty smut. Got a few hours to kill? Then I’m what you’re looking for.

Claiming the Boss by Vickie Valentine

Title: Claiming the Boss
Author:
Vickie Valentine 
Series:
Billionaire Obsession – #3
Genre:
Erotic Romance 
Release date: December 10, 2015
Pages:
56
Synopsis:

28170777I’ve never tasted anything like Samantha Rayne. Gorgeous, flirty and a dream in bed, she’s become my own personal brand of heroin, and I’m obsessed.

But I couldn’t impress her with my wealth, and she didn’t give a shit about my status. Me. Damon Baxter. Billionaire. Unable to keep the attentions of a bartender outside of the bedroom. It’s about time my life had a little change.

One way or the other, I’ll make her mine.

Rating: Star-FullStar-FullStar-FullStar-FullStar-Empty
Reviewer: Rachel

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Claiming the Boss is the final installment in Vickie Valentine’s Billionaire Obsession Series, and it does a great job of wrapping things up.

This short story/novelette is a bit of a whirlwind, starting off in the bedroom with Damon, Samantha, and some kinky times before the happy couple finds themselves torn apart. I won’t get into what happened and how or if it was resolved, but I will say I really felt the for each party involved. The emotions were very well written and I had my fingers crossed for an HEA despite how bleak it looked for them.

As someone who doesn’t typically go for contemporary romance, I’ve found that short, sexy stories really work for me. The Billionaire Obsession Series is perfect for my preferences in this genre.

About this author

My short stories range from silly, humorous and a bit slutty (Naughty Natalie Serial) to downright sexy and hot (Billionaire Obsession Serial). Please don’t always take them seriously…but I hope you’ll thoroughly enjoy them. After a long day at work it’s nice to sit back, relax and enjoy a short story that can be finished in one night. Grab a beer or glass of wine and fantasize with me!

The Rose of Shanhasson by Joely Sue Burkhart

Title: The Rose of Shanhasson
Author: 
Joely Sue Burkhart
Series:
Blood and Shadows – #1
Genre:
Fantasy Romance, Erotic Romance
Release date: December 23, 2011
Pages:
258
Synopsis:

5552883As Our Blessed Lady’s last daughter, Shannari must rule as High Queen or the Green Lands will fall into eternal darkness. Her destiny is to shine against the Shadow, protect the land and people with her magic, and keep the Blackest Heart of Darkness imprisoned. Her blood is the key, powered by the love in her heart. However, Shannari’s heart is broken, her magic is crippled, and the nobles must have forgotten the dire prophesies, because everyone wants her dead.

Only love can restore her magic, but her scars testify how love can be corrupted. So when a barbarian warlord conquers her army and professes a love like no other, Shannari’s first instinct is to kill the mighty Khul. Even worse, one of the Khul’s guards used to be an assassin–a very skilled assassin, if the darkness in the Blood’s eyes is any indication. The same darkness festers deep in her heart and draws her to the wickedly dangerous man as inexorably as his Khul’s unshakable honor. Her weakening heart is not only torn between love and duty, but also between two magnificent warriors.

Yet neither warrior will be able to help her when Shadow calls her name.

Warnings: Explicit sex, BDSM, violence, a barbarian warlord, an assassin, and a woman who not only wields a sword but might also kill both warriors.

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Reviewer: Kat

This wasn’t my first Joely Sue Burkhart read so I’m familiar with her way of storytelling but I have to be honest, I was completely blown away by this book! I firstly The Horse Master of Shanhasson (Click here to read my pretty basic review), so I had some expectations.

The author did not merely meet them, but she had indeed exceeded them!

I’m usually a speed reader, but this book I knew I had to read slowly as to savor this reading experience. Literally at the first page, I was completely hooked. Also, I’m more than surprised that this book has not garnered the attention that it actually deserves!

The author had weaved a unique vast dominion where the kingdoms are currently in chaos. Shannari, the last daughter of the Blessed Lady and is the rightful Queen of the Green Lands, but her magic is crippled and she finds herself helpless against the other scheming individuals vying for a place on the throne. She then feels that the Blessed Lady had forsaken her when Rhaekar, the Khul of the Sha’Kae al’Dan, and his Nine Blood steal her away back to their camp

Her writing style, completely poetic, left me mesmerized as the events unfolded. She created characters with depth, characters impeccably developed. The worldbuilding… just wow.

Shannari’s journey doesn’t end at the last page. I look forward to reading the rest of the series and anticipate what will happen on the journey back to Shanhasson.

A few days later, I’m still overwhelmed at what I had experienced this book. I highly recommend this to Epic/Dark Fantasy lovers and Romance lovers alike. This book is not for the squeamish, however. 🙂

This copy was kindly provided by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

About this author

Joely Sue Burkhart has always loved heroes who hide behind a mask, the darker and more dangerous the better.  Whether cool, sophisticated billionaire, brutal bloodthirsty assassin, or simply a man tortured by his own needs, they all wear masks to protect themselves.  Once they finally give you a peek into the passionate, twisted secrets they’re hiding, they always fall hard and fast.  Dare to look beneath the mask with delicious BDSM in a wide variety of genres with Joely on her website, Twitter and Facebook. Be sure to check out her free reads!

The Billionaire’s Christmas Bargain by Joely Sue Burkhart

Title: The Billionaire’s Christmas Bargain
Author: 
Joely Sue Burkhart
Series: 
Billionaires in Bondage – #3
Genre:
Erotic Romance, BDSM
Release date: November 3, 2015
Pages:
211
Synopsis:

27112658The Recluse: Ever since his parents died in a holiday car accident, Harvey Caine has shut himself away with his lingering injuries and his guilt, hating Christmas more with each passing year. Clinging to the one obsession that keeps him alive—wrest control of Caine Enterprises from his aunt.

When his longtime friend mentions a niece who needs a job and a roof over her head for a few days, Harvey agrees, figuring his mansion is large enough to ignore her.

The Maid: Professional BDSM Mistress Kelsey Marley doesn’t do “ignored”. She’s been hired to do what she does best—push the billionaire’s buttons until his defenses crack. The paycheck will buy her dream of owning her own bar.

The Figgy Pudding Thickens: As Kelsey administers the discipline Harvey needs to release his pain, she realizes too late they’re getting too close, too fast. If he finds out she’s been bought and paid for, this holiday might go down in his ledger as a big fat loss for them both.

Warning: contains a wounded hero who never backs down from a challenge, and a badass mistress who doesn’t flinch from his scars, laughs in the face of his temper tantrums, and has no problem administering a much-needed spanking.

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Reviewer: Kat

This, I think, is my 4th or 5th Femdom read. While I have no aversion to it whatsoever, it’s just not my kink or it’s just not a theme that I would be eager to read. In fact, I didn’t read the blurb when I started reading it which I was very glad to do, because if I knew the premise of the story beforehand, that might not have ended up loving this book!

Beauty and the Beast get kinky… and Beauty wields the whip. 😉 Harvey lost his parents in an accident where he also almost died. The spoiled rich playboy turned into a recluse as a result, shutting himself away with scars inside and out. Nothing will console Harvey, especially not Maxwell’s niece who cleans the house in skimpy maid outfits. Mistress Kelsey will do anything to crack his defenses and help him heal… through pain.

This isn’t my first Joely Sue Burkhart read. Having read this, I noticed now that she doesn’t just create stories for the sake of kink, instead her stories will throw you headfirst into a series of emotions with bonus kinky scenes that were tastefully written.

The characters are more than just well-developed, dealing with their lives pragmatically just like you and I would have done. They were also consistent throughout the book.

I definitely love her writing style. I could call it smooth, easygoing. Her way of writing hooks you into the world she’d created.

This book is also an excellent gateway to Femdom books. I wasn’t scandalized at all and even enjoyed the scenes!

Overall, great great great book! Looking forward to reading more of this author’s work. Highly recommended! 🙂

This ARC was provided by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

About this author

Joely Sue Burkhart has always loved heroes who hide behind a mask, the darker and more dangerous the better.  Whether cool, sophisticated billionaire, brutal bloodthirsty assassin, or simply a man tortured by his own needs, they all wear masks to protect themselves.  Once they finally give you a peek into the passionate, twisted secrets they’re hiding, they always fall hard and fast.  Dare to look beneath the mask with delicious BDSM in a wide variety of genres with Joely on her website, Twitter and Facebook. Be sure to check out her free reads!

A Christmas Kiss by Jess Michaels

Title: A Christmas Kiss
Author: 
Jess Michaels
Series:

Genre:
Erotic Romance, Historical Romance
Release date: September 14, 2015
Pages:
44
Synopsis:

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Tricked into spending time alone with the husband who made it clear he doesn’t care about her, the Countess of Blackgrove, Amelia, has no idea how to react.

But Stephen only wants seduction… and love.

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Reviewer: Kat

A blazing hot second chances historical romance short story. Amelia and Stephen’s marriage lasted less than 24 hours. After finding out the real reason why Stephen had married her, Amelia ran away from him.

It may be a (very) short story, but it clearly has depth and it was hot too! Jess Michaels’s writing style is exemplary and I was left wanting to more about Amelia and Stephen.

*If you’re wondering why Jess Michaels, a traditionally published author, is featured here on KH Book Reviews, it’s because she is now an indie author.

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About this author

Jess Michaels always likes the “good parts” when she reads romance, so it makes sense that she writes erotic books. She is a USA Today Bestselling and award-winning author of over 50 novels and novellas. When not writing, she enjoys being a geek and trying to keep the cats from scratching the furniture. She lives in Tucson with her husband.

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