Book Review – Strength & Courage (Night Horde SoCal #1) – Susan Fanetti

Move the Sun and Behold the Stars were hands down the best books I read in 2014. Susan Fanetti became an instant favorite. So when I saw that she had a new series out, I wasn’t going to read anything else!

Strength and Courage is book #1 in the Night Horde SoCal series. We meet new characters who are part of the bigger family of the Night Horde Missouri. In this first book, we meet Muse, a former nomad who now belongs to the Night Horde. Muse doesn’t talk much, and no, he didn’t get his name because he’s a deep thinker either. Muse just likes minding his own business. Unfortunately, he took on a kind of mentorship role to Demon, known for quickly losing his temper.

Demon’s son Tucker has just been placed into a foster family without Demon getting a chance to prove he can be a good father. Frustrated, Demon seeks out the woman who took his son away, Sidonie Tuladhar. Muse is now caught up trying to help demon get his son back, but that means having to talk to Sid. The two are attracted to each other, but Sid is a strong woman, she doesn’t need a macho caveman dictating her every move. And Muse needs to protect her, it’s just what he does, who he is.

“He’d never been with a woman who wouldn’t just do what he said. Not only did Sid do what she wanted, she also got in his face for even trying to handle a situation. He found himself feeling hesitant, trying to think about how to say things or do things in a way that didn’t make her feel like he was being pushy, or a ‘caveman’. Which was pretty fucking offensive, frankly. He was struggling to figure her out, but he knew why he was trying. She had him. He was hooked. Well and truly.

I was so excited to get back into Susan Fanetti’s biker world. While she rocked my world with Touch, a mafia book, bikers books are what she does best. So yes, I was excited. But while her characters pulled me in, the book lacked the depth that was Move the Sun and Behold the Stars. The characters have their problems and the problems aren’t light either… but they were resolved too quickly in my opinion… the steamy scenes were also ‘meh’ in my very eloquent opinion ;) I honestly can’t say what it was that just wasn’t as good as the other books… but something was missing.

I liked the book enough. I read it in a day. I had moments when I thought, wow… moments like when Muse understood Sid…

“I get it, hon. I know you need to be strong enough to handle your own shit. I’m not trying to boss you around. I’m not trying to take your strength away from you. I’m trying to add mine to it. That’s what love is, right? That’s what family is.”

sigh… but mostly I read on without any high highs or low lows… a kind of flatline… not a bad flatline, but a flatline nonetheless.

I will say though that I love Fanetti’s heroines. They are not silly women doing nothing and waiting to be rescued by bad ass bikers. They are clever and sassy. They give as much as they get. I’ve read many biker books and Fanetti’s remain my favorite. I will definitely be reading more of her books, but I hope she finds the magic that was Move the Sun, Behold the Stars and Touch.

3. 5 stars.

Amazon Buy Link -> Strength and Courage by Susan Fanetti

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Book Review – The Mistake (Off Campus #2) – Elle Kennedy

As soon as I was done with The Deal, I jumped right into The Mistake. I was so excited to read Logan’s story and to find out which girl managed to tame the ultimate man whore…

So yes, The Mistake is Logan’s story. Logan hates what he’ll be forced to do after graduation. So he escapes by hooking up with random girls at parties. He plans to continue doing just this when he meets Grace Ivers, a Freshman at Briar University. She immediately falls for Logan, but Logan messes it up, and now he has to work hard to get Grace back.

I enjoyed book one in this series. I read it so fast, laughed and swooned the entire time. So I immediately knew I wanted to read book two. But I was disappointed. I mean, Logan is hot and I loved how he met Grace, BUT, book two just isn’t as good as book one. The characters are not as compelling as those in The Deal, I mean, logan is no Garrett. He’s hot, but he didn’t make my heart race. Grace is also a lesser Hannah, I felt. It’s basically another version of jock falls for the unlikely student, which we already had in book one.

I will say that Logan’s story is sad, and it did tug at my heartstrings. I love how hard he fell for grace and the ways he tried to get her back…

Thing is, these books can be read as standalones, and I think if I’d read The Mistake first, I probably wouldn’t have had the problems I had with it. Unfortunately I had read The Deal, so this just didn’t excite me as much. In fact by the end, I just wanted to get to the last page. Then I got to the epilogue and it was sweet.

Because yes, even though my review is one major complaint, the book does have its positives. The humor, the erotic scenes… it had its moments. And because of those moments…

3 stars!

Amazon Buy Link -> The Mistake by Elle Kennedy

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I’d like to thank the author for providing this ARC for my review.

Series Reading order

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Book Review – The Deal (Off Campus #1) – Elle Kennedy

I wasn’t sure I was ready to read another New Adult book. I mean, some of my favorite books are of the genre but I feel weird reading about 20 year old hot men :/ So yes, I was staying away from NA. Then The Deal happened. Such rave reviews I thought, why not? I was reading a boring book and I really needed to get out of a two week slump… so again. The Deal happened. So good!

But first a synopsis. Hanna is a Junior at Briar University. She’s studious and artsy but for some reason has a crush on a jock, Justin, a football player. She is also one of the very few who aced an Ethics exam and this is how she gets into Garrett’s radar. Garrett is failing in Ethics. He’s the captan of the University’s hockey team and if he doesn’t do well in class, he will definitely be out of the team. So he has to convince Hannah to tutor him. Only Hannah is not interested. Garrett is a jock, he sleeps around and can’t be that clever, so she thinks. But Garrett knows Justin, and maybe if she tutor’s him, he can help with the Justine thing.

So my last read was amazing, my next book not so much. For two weeks I kept trying to pick up the ‘not so good’ book and putting it down. The I got a sample of The Deal, ended up buying the book and reading it in one go. It was witty, clever and just what I needed. If I wasn’t laughing, I was fanning myself… Garrett. Wowzer!

So Garrett wants Hannah to tutor him… but he surprises himself by wanting more with her.

I never expected her. Sometimes people sneak up on you and suddenly you don’t know how you ever lived without them… I can’t remember a time when I did’t want this girl. When I wasn’t fucking desperate for her.

Yup, Garrett was hot, witty, sensitive… sigh… overall package.

I did get a sense of Deja vu while reading some scenes. Reminded me of Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire. Maybe it was because of the genre… There wasn’t anything entirely new in the book.

That being said I enjoyed the humor and the easy flow of the book. I reminisced about my college days and I crushed on Garrett. I identified with Hannah (Small talk, bleugh!) and I pretty much smiled all way through.

4 stars!

Amazon Buy Link -> The Deal by Elle kennedy

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Book Review – Kulti – Mariana Zapata

Did I love or did I LOVE this book?! I can’t stop smiling, in fact, I’m thinking of taking a week off reading just so that I don’t replace these characters with others. It was THAT good.

So what’s it about? Sal Casillas is a forward for the Pipers, a Houston based soccer team. Her team has just hired a new coach, Reinar Kulti. Kulti is an international soccer icon from Germany and while everyone else is celebrating the fact that he’s the new coach, Sal is not. See, Sal had the biggest crush on Kulti growing up. She had posters of him and everything. She started playing soccer because of Kulti. But with so much success and fame, Kulti is unsurprisingly arrogant. If Sal’s crush on him hadn’t ended years before, it would have ended the minute she met him. But she has to work with him, he’s her coach after all. But that doesn’t mean she has to like it.

As a huge soccer fan, I was dying to get my hands on the book. I’ve had my fair share of soccer player crushes and I wanted to live the dream of meeting and falling in love with one through this book :) It did not disappoint. As a humongous star, Kulti behaved just like I imagined soccer stars would. He was not a nice guy. But that was the best thing about the book. Hating him and loving him in the same breath.

For anyone who loves the strong silent type, Kulti was just that. He was so silent in fact, that he probably said two words in the first 20% of the book. While I’m intrigued by the strong silent type, I have to admit I got a bit… restless. The book is told in Sal’s POV and while she was entertaining and witty, I found I could easily put the book down and binge on Netflix, which is never a good thing. But her wit kept me coming back to the book. I identified a lot with her character and so I decided to give the book a chance, and boy I’m I glad I did!

The book picks up massively after 20%. At this point I could not put it down! The tension, the angst, the hate, the love… it all became entertwined into this beautiful beautiful love story. I’m an erotica reviewer so needless to say I love steam, and lots of it, in my books. I knew, just by the first 20%, that I was in for a different type of book. The slow burn kind. Initially I wanted them to just get on with it. But after that I started appreciating the tension. I started appreciating the fact that this was not going to be an insta love kind of book. My appreciation turned into downright love. I mean, they hate each other, they respect each other, they become friends and they fall in love. Sigh. It was truly truly beautiful.

And I have to say, as a soccer fan, I appreciated the detail that went with the book. I loved identifying various soccer stars that had [possibly] inspired Kulti’s character. Like the biter, the head-butter… it made me smile to imagine these real soccer stars love lives. Also, who doesn’t want to imagine that their childhood celebrity crush eventually finds her and falls for her. Sigh… all those posters I had of…. well, I can dream :)

But back to the story. Sal is ambitious and an amazing soccer player. She’s a hard worker, she’s intelligent and she’s loyal. I absolutely loved her. She goes through amazing times with her teams, but she also goes through bad times. And through it all there’s Kulti in the background, pushing her and supporting her and in the end… while the story goes through her highs and lows, it ends on such a beautiful beautiful note.

“But I don’t even know where I’m going,” I reminded him again with the least amount of panic I could muster.

“It doesn’t matter. You’ll go somewhere, and you aren’t going alone.”

An absolute absolute must read… and one of my favourites of the year!

4.5 Stars!

Amazon Buy Link -> Kulti by Mariana Zapata

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I’d like to thank the author for providing this copy for my review.

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Book Review – Remind Me (Chasing Fire #1) – Ann Marie Walker & Amy K. Rogers

I immediately loved the sound of this book. An heiress and a guy from the wrong side of the tracks… the kind of story I was craving. The blurb promised lots of angst and maybe some steam, so I dropped everything and picked it up. There were some red flags… he ends up a billionaire so there was the “If you liked Fifty Shades of Grey…’ thing going, but I’ve read some amazing ‘billionaire themed‘ books so that did not deter me. The second red flag was that this would be book #1 of a trilogy. I’ve read some amazing trilogies and series so again, I wasn’t deterred. Unluckily for me, I should have taken the red flags seriously :(

But first a synopsis. Alessandra Sinclair is the heiress to a media empire. Ten years ago she met and fell for Hudson Chase, a bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks. The romance ended quickly and Allie went back to her life. But Hudson Chase is back. He still has the killer looks but now he’s a billionaire and CEO of one of the fastest growing companies in Chicago. Hudson wants Allie again, and even though there’re a million obstacles in his way, he’ll make sure he gets her this time.

Again, the blurb got me. I was beyond excited. It started out well enough but soon things started going downhill. First we got the mention of his car, an Aston Martin DB9. Which then got mentioned over and over again. The book then quickly turned into some product placement exercise with every make of everything mentioned. I mean, maybe it’s just me, but this got old fast.

But that wasn’t the worst of it. I could deal with all the product placement in exchange for an entertaining story. But unfortunately this wasn’t it. If you’ve read billionaire books (and I’ve read a ton of them) then you’ve read this one. He’s rich. He lives in a penthouse and drives a cool car. You’ll get every little detail of how rich he is. Detail after detail of his penthouse, his car, his clothes etc. She’s rich too which means you get double the detail. Country Club, expensive wine, expensive taste, cliche socialite mother etc. The detail then makes up 40% of the book, another 40% is taken up by sex scene after sex scene, then we’re only left with 20% for the storyline. And not surprising, the exciting part of the storyline is saved for last, so you just HAVE TO read book #2.

So yes, I should have listened to the ring of the alarm bells. The drama at the end was expected, at least it didn’t shock me. It did make me curious to see how it would play out and of course that was the idea, to make me curious enough to wait for book #2. But while I’m curious, I’m not curious enough.

On the plus side, the book is well edited and there was a funny secondary character… so if you haven’t had your fill of billionaire books then pick this up. Unfortunately this will be the end of the road for me.

2 stars.

Amazon Buy Link -> Remind Me by Ann Marie Walker & Amy K. Rogers

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I’d like to thank the publisher for providing this ARC for my review.

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Book Review – The Virgin (The Original Sinners #7) – Tiffany Reisz

“It was a dark and stormy night…”

That is how the book begins. I kid you not. But in the way that is Tiffany Reisz, it is all in good humor. It’s actually the night before a big wedding. Nora, Søren and Kingsley are in a room gathered for a round of storytelling. They’re about to discuss ‘that year.’ The year Nora left Søren. Left Kingsley. Left Manhattan. Left their life. But it’s also the year Kingsley left Søren. It’s a painful topic but Søren wants to know what they both did that year.

And so we get their stories. Nora recounts meeting and falling for a virgin nun. While Kingsley recounts meeting and falling for Juliette. In typical Tiffany Reisz fashion, the book is filled with humor, pain – the good and the bad kind ;) and lots of sex. I was so excited when I got my hands on it. I raced by all my other reading ‘obligations’ saving the best for last. Did I like the book? Yes. Did I love it? No. And here’s why.

I’ve been such a huge fan of this series. Tiffany Reisz is in a class of her own when it comes to Erotica. It’s original and unapologetic and brilliant. So I read every book with breathless anticipation. Because every time I think I know everything about her characters, she introduces something new that rocks my reading world yet again. So I expected The Virgin to do just that. And while there was a lot of new information, I did feel like some of it was repetitive. Maybe ‘repetitive’ is not the word. I just feel like I know all the characters too well by now and nothing they did shocked me. The book just didn’t have the oomph the rest do.

I think The Mistress was the best book ever, so maybe I compare everything to it. But this one just didn’t make my heart race. It didn’t have me reaching for my fan either. It was good. Well written. I think I just didn’t get as invested in the story. There are two stories like I said, Nora and her virgin and Kingsley and Juliette. The latter was much much more enjoyable. I loved getting to see kingsley’s vulnerabilities. However, Nora’s story just didn’t excite me. Which is strange because it’s about Nora seducing a virgin in a convent :) I just raced past it to read more about Kingsley and Juliette.

While it’s not my favorite book in the series, the events in The Virgin explain how Nora discovered she’s a switch and actually brings us back to the very beginning, The Siren (which I now want to re-read.) All in all, an okay story. The White Years are meant to go deeper into these characters and this one does, but it just didn’t evoke the same feelings the other books did.

3.5 stars.

Amazon Buy Link -> The Virgin by Tiffany Reisz

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I’d like to thank the publisher MIRA for providing this ARC for my review.

Series reading Order

The Red Years

SIRENangelprincemistress

The White Years

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Book Review – CODA (Songs of Submission #9) – CD Reiss

God I loved this book! Loved loved loved! You’d think by the time this series gets to book #9 it would start to slowly lose steam but it just gets better and better! If you’re looking at the series reading order and thinking ‘no way I’ll read 9 books’, you honestly don’t know what you’re missing. Put aside anything you want to read and start from book #1, you won’t be able to stop till you’re done! That’s a promise.

CODA is a story about what happens after the happily ever after. We find Jonathan and Monica 6 months after Jonathan’s heart surgery. Both suffering post traumatic stress, both worried that Jonathan’s new heart will give out, both treading on thin ice around each other. They still love each other, but there are so many things going unsaid these days. Not to mention the fact that their love life has now turned vanilla. But Jonathan is determined to change this. He’s determined to reclaim Monica. He’ll do anything to keep her.

I still hadn’t adjusted to being two people in one body, and my wife knew it. She was drifting away like a bottle bobbing in the surf, tide by tide. She wasn’t Jessica. She’d never leave, at least not for someone else. But she’d leave with distraction and indifference. And at the thought of the lost intimacy, I felt a blade of ice cold rage so thick I had no room for a reaction or an emotion. My head was clear. The anger had pushed out all the clutter. She was mine to lose, but she was mine.

Sigh… what a wonderful wonderful story! I’m so in love with these two I don’t know what to do with myself! I want to beg CD Reiss to make this a never ending series… to keep writing and writing about these two until… well… until someone in their right minds picks it up and makes it a TV show that never ends :)

We get everything in the book, heartbreak, love, lust… oh my, the lust! The book opens with ‘I brushed my thumb against her nipple‘ and I immediately started looking for the fan… I knew it was going to be a hot ride and it did not disappoint. I’ll even go as far as saying CD Reiss writes the sexiest scenes I’ve ever read. Whether you’re into BDSM erotica or not, you’d have to be dead for these scenes not to turn you on :)

And the writing… God, the writing! I was on a road trip with my husband and I kept reading scenes out loud to him. He’s not a fan of fiction but by now he knows CD Reiss because I just couldn’t shut up about the book. Did I mention that I read it in one day? And I was on holiday with a 9 week old baby?! If that’s not addiction I don’t know what is!

So Jonathan decides to reclaim back his wife. He becomes the dominant we all know and love… and boy was it hot! But it wasn’t just that. It was emotional and downright sad at times. These two go through a lot. They suffer. But they come out on the other end. Not without scars, both physical and emotional. But stronger in their love and their desire for each other.

He was my sky. And through blood and breath, sin and sorrow, I was his sea, and wherever the horizon was, and the world ended, we were there, together.

If you thought you loved these two before, you’ll fall into a deeper level of obsession. They must be the best fictional characters ever created.

5 stars! Infinite stars! Just… brilliant!

Amazon Buy Link -> CODA by CD Reiss

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I’d like to thank the author for providing this ARC for my review.

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Book Review – Pleasure Extraordinaire – Liv Bennett

A friend recommended this book to me saying it was ‘incredibly hot’ and since I was in the mood for just that, I decided to give it a go.

Pleasure Extraordinaire is a four part story about Lindsey. Lindsey is known as ‘Iron Slap’ after a video of her slapping her kidnapper went viral. She is also down on her luck job-wise after she filed a sexual assault suit against her former employer. Those two things have made her almost unemployable. Until her luck changes. She gets invited to a meeting with Michael Hawkins, one of the richest men in LA. Michael wants to hire Lindsey… As his pretend girlfriend.

See, Michael is gay. And to hide his homosexuality, he wants Lindsey to go on dates with him publicly. But he has his conditions. He will pay her millions but she cannot openly date. She thinks it’s going to be a piece of cake until she meets his two sons. They both want Lindsey and they’ve decided to go after her.

I initially got the sample and even though I had some problems with the writing, I decided to get the entire collection. But things slowly went downhill from there. I’ll start by saying if you want erotic, sex filled pages, then this is the book for you. Lindsey fully explores her sexuality and she moves from one carnal act to the next. It was hot but then it got funny. The writing was a bit weird, stilted. Some conversations just didn’t seem natural.

Yet still I read on. Why? Well the story is not what you expect. I expected a Fifty Shades of Grey kind of story but it veered of to something that kept me intrigued. I wasn’t sure who of the three men would win Lindsey. I also wasn’t sure what to make of the men. They all seemed to have their agendas which again, kept me intrigued. So even with all my reservations, I moved onto book two.

But then it got worse and I started skimming. I wanted to have my questions answered without having to actually read most of the book. By the end of book two I gave up. A pity because I’m still wondering where the author was going with it but I just couldn’t move past the weird conversations.

So a tiny recap. There were some funny bits that were meant to be funny, there were funny bits not meant to be funny. There was an underlying mystery that kept me intrigued and there was sex… Lots of it.

2.5 stars.

Amazon Buy Link -> Pleasure Extraordinaire by Liv Bennett

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Book Review – Bound by Flames (Night Prince #3) – Jeaniene Frost

I waited an entire year for this book. I don’t mean it felt like a year… it actually was a year (well, almost) since I read book #2 in this series (which was a 5 star read) and I just couldn’t wait to get my hands on book #3. I’m not sure if this is a case of too many expectations but this one fell woefully short. But I’ll get to that in a bit.

In Bound by Flames, we’re reunited with Leila and Vlad. Vlad’s worst enemy is still out to kill him and Leila is determined to help Vlad capture him. Vlad is not too happy to accept Leila’s help but he’s indulging her a little… he would much rather keep her safe. Which as it turns out doesn’t matter because Leila is captured… again. Now it’s up to Vlad to find her and hopefully settle the score with his enemy once and for all.

As I said, I was excited to get this book. I couldn’t wait for the usual dose of romance, erotica and drama that Jeaniene Frost does so well. As you’ll remember I rated the entire Night Huntress series 5 stars and this one seemed to be continuing the trend. Until this book of course. While it wasn’t bad… it just didn’t have that oomph the rest had. Leila being captured yet again made me roll my eyes. I mean, how many times will this girl get captured before we change the storyline?! Let’s just say this dulled my enthusiasm for the book right at the beginning.

But it’s Vlad… sexy sexy Dracula… so yes, I just had to read on, if only for the romance and the erotica if not for the drama. But then the romance also fell short. I mean, he said and did all the right things, I just didn’t feel it. So I was left waiting for the scorching scenes because let’s be honest, Jeaniene Frost can write scorching scenes! I still remember a particular chapter in the Night Huntress series… wowza! But I digress… I had prepped myself for similar scenes and again… they fell short. Sigh.

I honestly wanted to give up on the book. In book #2 I kept checking my reading progress because I couldn’t bear for the book to end, but in this one I kept checking and sighing because of how long I had to go :/

I will say there were some moments, especially towards the end when things picked up. I kept imaging what an awesome movie it would make because I kept getting all these visuals. When I was done I wasn’t sure if that would be the end of the series but found out a book #4 is on its way… in 2016! No, I’m not waiting an entire year for another book. I’m sorry to say that this is the end of the road for me with this series.

Still a huge Jeaniene Frost fan though. Because- Night Huntress :) But for this…

2.5 stars.

Amazon Buy Link -> Bound by Flames by Jeaniene Frost

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Book Review – Vanilla – Megan Hart

If you follow my blog then you must know that my favorite book of all time is Broken by Megan Hart. Since reading Broken, I realized I needed something more in my erotica. It couldn’t all be sex, it had to have heart, pain, love… And that’s exactly what Megan Hart’s stories have. They will rip you apart and while they might sew you back together, the pain remains… Sometimes a sweet pain, but mostly bitter sweet.

Which brings me to Vanilla. Another Megan Hart masterpiece. It introduces us to Elise, a domme. Elise has never hidden her predilections. She discovered very early on that she preferred to be on top… that she loved to be worshipped and most of all, she loved men on their knees. Elise is in an arrangement with Esteban, a sub. She sees him often enough but theirs is a sexual arrangement, nothing more nothing less.

“Our agreement wasn’t anything that would stand up in court, but it was one we’d worked on carefully to be sure it suited us both. Realistic, maybe to a fault. This was not a love affair.

Elise is also still in love with a man, George. George is no longer in her life but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t think about him every minute of her day. Which is why she can’t let anything with Esteban be more than just the physical. She can’t let go of George.

“I was stupid with this love. Not so stupid that I didn’t understand that he’d become something else to me. A symbol maybe. An ideal. Something to yearn for but never have, in some twisted self-denial kind of thing I’d need years of therapy to untangle my reasons for craving it.

Then she meets Niall. Niall is not who she wants. He’s charming and handsome, yes, but he’s not and never will be a submissive. But he makes her feel. She hasn’t really felt in a long time.

“Without a word, needing none, he got up. He pulled me onto the dance floor. And we moved together as though we’d been born for it, as though our parents had met and fallen in love or lust and come together for the sole purpose of making each of us  so that we could find one another, right there, right now, on the dance floor where he put his hands on me like he owned me… and I let him, because right then, just then, I wanted to be owned.

Can she leave who she is to be with a man who makes her happy in every other way?

Ah, I loved this! Everything about the book is what I needed. The writing = flawless. The banter = witty. The characters = so flawed, so beautifully flawed. The thing with Megan Hart’s books is that she pays attention to the little details. You feel like you know her characters, or people like them. I love the way they’re well rounded… their flaws, their beauty… it’s all highlighted for the reader and you can’t help but fall in love.

I was like that with Elise. I felt as if I knew her. Her interactions with her mother, brother and older sister, her love affair with Esteban. Her longing for George and her falling and falling for Niall.

Then there’s the flawless, lyrical writing. No one does it like Megan Hart when it comes to describing feelings. I find myself nodding and pausing to reflect… I just love everything about it.

But back to the story. Elise is now torn. Can she be Vanilla? Can she let go of the kink that has for so long been a huge part of who she is? Can she finally let go of George?

I loved her journey. I loved laughing with her, crying with her and rooting for her. I haven’t even really talked about Niall. He’s every girl’s hero. Handsome, charming, attentive. He slowly drew Elise in… but he had his flaws and I for one wasn’t sure what would happen to this love affair. Mostly because Megan Hart is known to leave you wanting… and I wasn’t sure I was ready for a bitter sweet ending….

“Sometimes love takes you by the hand and leads you to run through fields of flowers while butterflies weave you a dress out of rainbows. Other times, love takes you by the throat and chokes you until all you see is the bright, sharp trail of shooting stars right before everything turns to black./ The problem is, you can never tell in advance which way the story ends, not until you’re too far into it, and you have no choice but to keep turning the pages.

If you haven’t read any of her books, you have no idea what you’re missing. Start with Broken, fall in love with it. Move on to Tear You Apart… and definitely, definitely read Vanilla.

5 stars!

Amazon Buy Link -> Vanilla by Megan Hart

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I’d like to thank the publisher MIRA for providing this ARC for my review.

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