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Body Check, by Elle Kennedy

a supprimer

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Hard body? Check. Awesome-night-in-the-sack potential? Check!

Hayden Houston is breaking out of her good-girl mode. It’s time for a one-night stand–and she’s found just the man for the job! She spent her childhood being dragged from rink to rink by her hockey-coach father. Now Hayden craves stability. And she’s determined to get it–after this one night. . . .

When hockey star Brody Croft sees the sexy brunette at the bar, he’s riveted. He’s ready to shed his bad-boy ways and settle down. And after a mind-blowing night in bed with Hayden, he knows she’s the one. Now all he has to do is convince her. . . .

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“I really need to get laid,”

Okay, so this book is not the kind that you’ll remember of for years to come, but it is a nice read that will give you a good time and finish with a smile on your lips.

What I really liked about this book is the fact that the story takes place in the universe of hockey. I usually really enjoy books where sport is mixed with romance, but there is a special place in my heart for hockey players and hockey themed books. What can I say, they do it for me. And Elle Kennedy’s hockey players are just to hot and sweet to resist.

“Stop looking at me like that.”
“Like what?” he said, blinking innocently.
“Like you’re imagining me naked.”
“I can’t help it. I am imagining you naked.”

Brody is a character that you’ll like and want to get to know really fast. He’s the kind of alpha male that I really enjoy in this kind of books, but he also have depth and kindness to himself. I really enjoyed reading his point of view, even though sometimes it was a little repetitive.

“When I’m with him all I can think about is ripping off his clothes, and when I’m not with him all I can think about is ripping off his clothes.”

Hayden is likable and has her funny moments but she might get on some readers’ nerves. She was a very independent woman and the fact that the roles were reversed and that it was Brody who went after Hayden was a nice change. I liked seeing him go after her and try and seduce her, and her worked really hard to get her to open up at first and to convince her to go on dates and later on, to fall in love (or admit it anyway) with him.

But one thing I enjoyed was Elle Kennedy’s special kind of hot scenes. This woman is gifted when it comes to writing sizzling, steamy sex scenes. She just knows how to do it and the chemistry she created between Brody and Hayden was crazy

So to conclude, I liked this book. It is not a book that will stay with me for years to come but it was a nice read that I really enjoyed.

Restoring Jordan, by Elizabeth Finn

Restoring Jordan_____________________________________________

When Adeline Parker decides to celebrate landing a coveted internship at one of Chicago’s most prestigious architectural firms by indulging in a brutally dark and handsome man, she gets more than she bargained for.

Lost in a maze of hallways on the first day of her new position, she stumbles headlong into a boardroom of suits. Very expensive suits. They are the somebodies of this prestigious firm, and she is, by all accounts, the very definition of a nobody. And sitting at the table with the rest of the principals from the firm is a man—the very man who unwittingly deflowered her only days before.

From the look of it, Jordan Ellinwood is none too happy to see her again; by his own admission, he’s a one-night-stand man, and the fact she conned him into taking her virginity isn’t sitting well with him either. But as her path is inextricably attached to his, their closeness will no longer be a choice.

As an intern, she’s off-limits, and that says nothing of the fact he’s twelve years older than she is. But when coworkers bent on jealousy and resentment threaten her reputation and internship, the long-dormant emotions Jordan has so effectively stifled fight to break free. And as he struggles to get out of his own way long enough to let her see his compassion, her career is jeopardized and leaves him fighting with every last ounce of himself to save her.

Will it be enough? Can he overcome his emotional shortcomings in time to rescue her future and his own—now so very attached to hers?
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“Love with a strong side of smut” ~ Elizabeth Finn

I usually really enjoy Elizabeth Finn’s book. I started with Brother’s Keeper, then with The Rules Regarding Gray and more recently with Inappropriate. In short, I really like her books. They always challenge me a little, get me all comfy and good while reading and then BAM, they knock me on my ass to the point where I’m not sure I’ll be able to finish the book.

“He’s gorgeous, dressed like a man with money. And obviously puts the cock in cocky. He’s the epitome of tall, dark, and handsome.”

So I was pretty much expecting the same thing with this book. I vaguely knew what it was about and I started reading it expecting the kind of heart wrenching books Elizabeth usually writes. But, as it turned out, Restoring Jordan was quite different from what I’m used to read from Mrs. Finn.

It saddens me to say this but I got bored reading this book. The fact that I didn’t even finish is already strange for me as it is but I just couldn’t take it anymore.

“I don’t know Adeline, but I crave her anyway. She’s far too young, she’s far too innocent for an asshole like me, but I want her to belong to me, I want to protect her and fight for her, and I’ll be damned if I can figure out why.”

I just didn’t connect with the characters of the book. They were both very likable but they just didn’t keep me engaged. And the fact that there was so little dialogues between them made the prose somewhat monotonous. I don’t know if this book was a debut novel for Elizabeth Finn but after reading her other work, it felt like it. Like this book was a little…clumsy compared to her other books. I usually really connect with her characters. What they go through is very far from my reality but as people, I can like them, connect with them, even relate to them sometimes or at the very least, I can understand them. But in this book, Adeline and Jordan just felt … I don’t even know to be honest. They just never made me feel. Except for a few ones, even the sexy bits didn’t really do it for me and that’s NOT normal for me when I read her books. They usually really get me going but here, well not really.

And what was even more unusual: there was useless drama. At least to me it was useless drama. The 55% mark was so terrible. It was such a pity party! And they just kept saying how sad and depressed they were and how miserable and worthless they were. I swear at some point I started wondering if I was really reading something by Elizabeth Finn. I know I probably missed out by not finishing the book (Elizabeth’s endings are great and always leave a smile on my face) but I wasn’t engaged in the book (around the 74% mark) and I gave up.

“He intrigued me and aroused me the moment I first saw him in the bar nearly a month ago, and he’s more intriguing and arousing in this moment than I ever imagined he would be. I know him, and yet, I don’t. I feel close to him, but I can’t say I understand why. He doesn’t do “next times,” yet he keeps coming back for more.”

Even the writing felt different. Something that truly annoys me in books is when the characters repeat each other. For instance, you have a scene told from one character’s perspective, and then you start the next chapter, and what do you know, the other character just start to describe you the same scene but from his perspective. The same freaking scene! It just makes me feels like I waste my time, like I read the same page over and over and like the book doesn’t progress. And that NEVER happened before when I read something by Mrs. Finn, until Restoring Jordan.

“Perhaps I can love too. Perhaps I can love her. Perhaps I already do. Perhaps I can love her more than myself, and maybe, just maybe, I’ll be damn good at it, and I’ll have her to thank for that.”

I couldn’t really say what made this book feel so different from other books by her but that’s how I felt. All I know is that this was my third try at reading Restoring Jordan and that I couldn’t even go through with it, even though I really gave it a try. I don’t know what happened and I really hope this book was in fact her debut novel, because that would explain a lot.

“I’ve never had love, so I learned to be content without it. She held the mirror and forced me to take a good look at myself. She forced me to see what was missing, and it was her.”

However, Restoring Jordan didn’t deterred me from reading Elizabeth’s other work (because it is so freaking awesome and well written), and I can’t wait to read her next book. I guess Restoring Jordan was just a little bump in the road for me when it comes to Mrs. Finn’s books.

Floored (Frenched #3), by Melanie Harlow

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Erin Upton is too embarrassed to tell the cops what she was really doing while her townhouse was burglarized, especially since the first officer on the scene is former nuisance next door Charlie Dwyer. Where’s the justice in the world when a neighborhood know-it-all grows up to be six-foot-three inches of solid muscle with gorgeous green eyes and a slow, sexy please-arrest-me-now-officer smile? It’s bad enough she’s wearing her robe and slippers—did he have to notice her fuzzy hand cuffs on the bathroom sink?

He’s arrogant as he ever was, which is fine by her—she’s too busy with her dance studio’s grand opening to make time for a man. But they keep crossing paths, and
when Charlie offers to help her put in new flooring at the studio one night, things go from hammering nails to hammering each other in a hurry. And about those hand cuffs…

They agree it’s a one-time thing. But when that becomes a two-time thing, then a three-time thing, Erin starts to wonder if maybe she and Charlie could be a life-time thing. Her best friends Mia and Coco found love in unexpected places. Is it finally her turn?
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As always, Melanie Harlow did a great job writing this book and closing the Frenched series with Erin’s book. So if you’re looking for a light steamy feel-good book that’ll make you laugh out loud, you’ve found your match with Floored. I loved this book! It was amazing and I had a goofy grin plastered on my face from the moment I read chapter one until I swiped the last page on my Kindle.

Now about this first chapter. Seriously, if you’re not sold after reading the blurb, the first chapter of Floored will surely seal the deal. Picture this: a shower running, a girl having some alone time with her B.O.B, a pair of handcuffs and picturing Brad Pitt as a golden haired warrior, and an uninvited intruder snooping around while said girl is still in said shower. And when things can’t possibly get worse, well they do when the cop that shows up is none other than her childhood tormentor. Except he’s not a child anymore and she can’t help notice it.

“Sexually, I wanted him six days to Sunday. Sixty-nine days to Sunday, in fact, and I wasn’t even a sixty-nine kind of girl. Confession: I was, of course I was. I’d just never acted like it in real life. But I’d do it with Charlie. In a heartbeat. And were there other numbers? I’d do those too.”

After friends falling for each other, there is nothing I like more than two people going from hating to loving each other, while still making each other crazy. Add to that Erin as the quirky heroine and Charlie as the dirty talking cop and I’m pretty much in book heaven! I swear, Erin’s inner monologues were the best and if I rated the book on them alone, it would still get a five star rating. I swear, she kept making me laugh with everything that came out of her mouth and the thoughts going through her head.

“Confession: I actually said a little prayer here, something along the lines of Dear God, I hope you’re not watching this but I’d really, really be grateful if I could get through this without gagging or choking, and also it would be great if this was the best blowjob he ever gets in his entire life. OK thanks, go away now.”

I like that there was crazy chemistry between Erin and Charlie but that it wasn’t an insta-lust thing. More like an irrepressible attraction that you’d rather not feel and yet can’t avoid or help caving for. Erin fights her attracting to Charlie as best she can and considering that he’s not really a relationship kind of guy and she’s never been one to go out with a bad boy, they aren’t exactly a match made in heaven according to her book. But alas (or more like thankfully) Erin can’t help her attraction to Charlie, try as she might.

“Charlie had come over here, tempted me with his whiskey and his cologne and his cuddling, and then kept his word not to touch me. How dare he!”

And when you picture Charlie, you kind of get why she can’t help herself. Because he’s so bad that he makes it feel good to be bad with him. I swear this guy is sex on a stick. Let’s check the boxes shall we? Dirty talker: check! Bossy in bed: check! Good at giving orgasms: double check! Let’s just say that the moment he stepped into Erin’s kitchen and got all serious and bossy, I was pretty much done for.

“Tell me to stop.”
“Stop.” Don’t stop.
“Tell me you don’t want this from me.”
“I don’t want this from you.”
“Good girl. You don’t want this. You don’t want my tongue on you’re clit… You don’t want my cock inside you… You don’t want me to make you come. Don’t let me.”

At the risk of repeating myself, I loved this book. It’s both light and steamy and the cherry on top? There is no useless drama. Sure Charlie isn’t perfect and does screw up in a big way (I have to admit the twist totally took me by surprise) but it didn’t feel manufactured or you know, there for the sake of being there.

“It’s the strangest feeling – to love someone this way.” He slid both hands down the sides of my ribs to the small of my back. “I want to protect you. Cherish you. Worship you.” He gripped my ass hard, pulled me tight to him and spoke right in my ear. “But then I want to fuck you so hard it hurts. Take your body. Claim it. Make it mine.”

The reason behind Charlie’s behavior made sense to me and I loved that Melanie Harlow got this part so right. Charlie is far from perfect, but that’s what makes him so good.

“This is wrong.
Please. Can you not?
You need to stop.
No fucking way. This is happening.
Tell him to leave.
I can’t talk right now.
Tell him you don’t want this. You’re not like this.
But I do. I am.”

I think the epilogue was what got me the most. I didn’t realize it until I was reading it, but the end to this serie kind of took me by surprise, and even though I loved every second of the epilogue, I was sad to close the book and turn the last page on this serie. I truly recommend you give this book a chance because, while being similar to the first two (or three) in style, it was perfectly light read that made me take a break from reality for a few hours and left me with a really good feeling to carry around. If you need a good laugh, you should totally give this sexy and witty book a chance.

Deep (Stage Dive #4), by Kylie Scott

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Don’t miss a beat with the fourth and final novel in theUSA Today bestselling Stage Dive series from Kylie Scott.

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?_____________________________________________

“I don’t think friends that are just friends are meant to do this.”

I was so looking forward to this book. Ben’s story was one I really wanted to read after Jimmy’s. I’m a sucker for people starting out as friend and slowly (or not slowly at all) falling for each other. I swear I could read about it day in day out. Anyway, the tiny tiny preview we had at the end of Lead had me biting my nails and tapping my feet with impatience.

“Turns out a boy rat and a girl rat, both virgins meeting for the first time, can fornicate immediately in a proficient fashion. No messing around working out the mechanics, they’re just into it. But not so much with the higher primates like monkeys. They bumble and fumble their way through initial attempts, working out the relationship and requirements. So it was a relief to know it wasn’t just me. Or even just humans. Apes screw up first dates too.”

Ben and Lizzy’s story starts pretty much at the same time Anne and Mal’s story does. I loved seeing them “seduce” each other via texts. I don’t know about you, but ever since FSoG’s (I know I know, many of you didn’t like it but bear with me) emails exchanges, I really enjoy reading what characters send each other. I loved it in Wallbanger and Beautiful Player when the characters wrote each other funny, witty, sexy texts and well that hasn’t changed since. So when Ben and Lizzy started texting each other, it put a smile on my face.

“I wouldn’t settle for less than a good thing.”

I really liked Lizzy’s character. I like how Kylie Scott makes her female characters. They’re always sweet and witty and they feel fresh but they’re not doormats. When the guys give them shit (and gosh knows sometimes the get a little bit of a rockstar attitude) they always put them back in their place. Sometimes it takes a few tries but they have backbone and I like that in my heroines. Lizzy was no exception and I like that she wasn’t afraid to ask Ben for what she wanted and that she wouldn’t settle for less from him. Considering what happens to her in the book and her age, I was pretty impressed with how she dealt with the situation.

“Don’t you sweetheart me. It was your penis that did this.”

Ben now. Ah Benny Benny. It may sound weird, but he was both exactly and absolutely not like what I expected. He was the broody moody quiet type that I was picturing all along. I really enjoyed his rough on the edges, simple and quiet attitude and the moments he was playful. But I never expected him to be so slow to get his shit together and to man up and to be so hesitant to invest himself.

“I don’t want to take your freedom. I just want a place in your world. An important one.”

I get that he liked his life the way it was and that he had a hard time with change. Most of us do and I got why it could have been hard for him to get on board from the start given the situation. But he kept making the wrong decisions and saying the wrong things and basically acting like a jerk when he I thought he was a pretty okay and reliable guy. In a way, he was the immature one out of the two of them, despite his age. So yeah, sometimes, Ben made me smack my hand on my forehead with the stupid things he said or did. But thankfully, he makes it all better in more ways than one.

“Let me assure you, there’s nothing bad about the man naked. Everything was as it should be and then some. In fact, he’d looked a lot like a dream come true.”

Now, Ben might be a little inexperienced in the relationship area, but boy does he make up for it in other. Seriously, I don’t know if Kylie Scott tried sex with a bearded man in her researches for the book, but boy did she sell it well. I swear, every time I meet a guy with a beard, I’m tempted to ask him to let me try some bearded loving! I have a colleague at the office who must think I have a thing for him now because every time I see him I stare at his beard with a wicked little grin on my face. As usual, I wasn’t disappointed at all with the steamy parts in this book! There wasn’t a crazy amount of sexy scenes in the story but it didn’t bother me. And considering the length and pace of the book, it felt just right.

“How do you feel about my reproductive organs now?”
“I feel that I’d very much like to fire-truck you.” Once more he sat back, arms spread out along the back of the couch. Such a slow, filthy smile on his handsome face. “Just so happens, I’d very much like to be fire-trucked by you.”
“Child appropriate dirty talk. There’s something very wrong with that.”

Actually, that’s one thing that surprised me about this book. I found it really really short. I swear, one minute I was starting it, and the next, I was three chapters from the end. That’s how it felt anyway. Since it was the last book in this serie, I really didn’t want it to end so fast but it’s one of those books you have a hard time putting down for the night. But when I realized I was so close to the end, I actually stopped reading it altogether for a week because I didn’t want it to end so soon. That really the only bad thing I have to say about Deep. I wish it had been longer because I really didn’t want Stage Dive to come to a close.

“You can have my time, and you can have my attention. Sweetheart, you can have whatever the fuck you want, I promise. Whatever you need. No more holding back, no more fear. And if you still feel you have to get on that plane tonight, then we’re doing it together.”

So now, I’m basically begging and praying to all that is holy that there is some more to come for this serie. A spin-off about Vaughn where there’d be cameos of the characters of Stage Dive would be good.

James Games, by L. A. Rose

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Every year, the girls of Phi Delta Chi, Fiona Arlett’s dream sorority, hold a competition.

The prize?

James Reid, king size bar of eye candy and famous actor turned haughty undergrad.

The rules?

No girl but the winner can touch him.

The problem?

Fiona miiight have unknowingly banged his brains out last week.

Losing the competition may mean wearing a chicken suit to the sexiest Halloween costume contest, but she’d rather have feathers up her butt than let the truth out.

Unfortunately, she and James have lots in common and more chemistry than the science wing. Soon they’re sneaking around behind the backs of UCSD’s hottest and most vengeful girls.

If they find out?

Fiona’s screwed.

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I really enjoyed this book. James Games was the kind of book that has a big bundle of crazy in it, moments that are almost too much to be believable and yet, I was able to see beyond the craziness and over the top moments and I loved it. I laughed so hard while reading and this book kept a smile on my face almost the entire time I was reading it.

“Life is all about choices. At this particular moment, my choice is between A: Jumping naked into a bush from a second-story window and B: getting torn to shreds by a gorgeous girl in Prada. The devil really does wear it.”

Fiona’s character had a lot to do with that. She was the bundle of craziness in the book. Her personality is over the top and she is a very free spirit but she was hilarious to me. She has almost no filter when it comes to her mouth and her inner voice made me burst out laughing more than once.

“If you don’t dance like you’re a weapon at concerts, all flailing arms and jabbing elbows and swishing hips, you’ll end up feeling like you’re a kitten at an elephant convention. Cute, but dead.”

You get the kind of person she is from chapter one and it’s what got me hooked. I have to say that at the beginning, I wasn’t sure I would like her. She is very promiscuous and well, she sure is not virtuous at all. And well, even though she was fun to read, her attitude didn’t really work for me. But then I understood why she was that way in the beginning and it started making sense to me why she did what she did and thought the way she did too.

“Now I’m living the life I was always meant to have – a life of fun and sex and crazy wild antics – and nothing is going to stop me. Not my family, not some skewed sense of morality, and not my heart. Yuck.”

I loved that her character was so optimistic and fun and non conformist. I like that she never backed done from a challenge and didn’t let other people intimidate her. I loved how loyal she was to her friends and how she’d always put them first. And I loved how she stood up to Sigrid the Crazy Bitch.
But most of all, I liked how she was with James.

“Somehow I ended up caring about you, James. And that’s not something you can just get yourself out of. Once I like you, I’m a for-life type of girl. Like hepatitis. And nothing you say is going to say that.”

Her connection with James was really something I enjoyed reading about in the book. At the beginning, their relationship is a bit rocky and mostly lust driven. I’m thinking about two scenes here. One involves a wall and the other a classroom. Those scenes were seriously hot if you ask me. But even though the sex between them was really good, what I liked even more was when they began being frenemies and slowly evolved to being friends.

“I joined Phi Delta Chi to get in on all the good parties, not have a battle of the vaginas over some guy.”

I loved that she was able to see past the famous hottie and be his friend. The way the other girls acted around him was honestly a little pathetic if you ask me and Sigrid’s attitude toward him was the most pathetic and shitty of all, especially when you know what the James Games are and how they came to be. But Fiona, because of who she is, was able to really see him and love him for the man he is and not the famous actor that everyone wants a piece of. She always wanted to know the real him and not the guy the magazine made him to be.

“You won my heart by being you.” He brushes a strand of hair off my forehead. “Wild, brave, intense you. There was no competition.”

James was great too. At first he is a bit of an ass with…well with her but with everybody too. But quickly, you find out that he’s a great guy, but he is a little scared to let people in. Also, he has a secret that he’s succeeded to keep hidden for a long time and letting someone get close to him makes it hard to keep this secret. I liked that Fiona gave him time to open up to her.

“That’s what trust is all about. Letting the other person see you with your guard down.”

The secondary characters are really cool too and I enjoyed Fiona’s circle of friends. Sigrid was the perfect bitch and I really enjoyed hating her. She was seriously a crazy lunatic but you don’t realize just how crazy she really is until the end. Honestly, sometimes I was really frustrated that no one manned up and stood up to her because for the majority of the book, Sigrid just acts like a bitch unpunished and that really pissed me off. Injustice tends to do that to me. But all is well that ends well. Sigrid get’s what she deserves.

“I realize that life really is all about choices. At this particular moment, my choice is between A: getting hazed to death and B: getting it on with James Reid. Again. Then again, sometimes your body makes choices for you.”

If you’re looking for a book with a never written before plot, this is probably not the book for you. The plot is nothing you’ve never seen before. But I still had a great time reading it and I would recommend it if you are looking for a fun read with a spitfire of a heroine, a really hot and sexy hero and a whole lot of craziness.

The Write Stuff (A Write Stuff Novel), by Tiffany King

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From USA Today Bestselling Author, Tiffany King.

Twenty-two-year-old historical romance writer Nicole Blake, or N.S. Blake to her readers, hasn’t taken an official poll, mind you, but she is convinced she may be the only romance author on the planet who is still a card-carrying member of the virgin club.Not that she hasn’t tried to end her membership. Life just keeps finding pesky ways to interfere. With no prospects on the horizon, Nicole begins to feel like the closest she will ever get to experiencing a man is within her own stories.

Opportunity presents itself in the form of hot-as-sin-on-a-lollipop-stick bartender/premed student Alec Petropoulos, who agrees to be the cover model for her upcoming book. Sparks fly instantly between them, and Nicole begins to entertain the possibility that she’s finally found the right guy to hand over her tattered V-card. Alec has all the makings for a perfect one-night-stand candidate except, much to Nicole’s surprise, he seems to be the only man in existence not interested in bagging a virgin.

Stuck between a rock and a stubborn male, what’s a virgin to do? Seduce him, of course. How hard could it be? If it works for the characters in her stories, why wouldn’t it work for her? After all, what happens under the cover…stays under the cover.

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This story went from good to not so good actually.

When I started reading it, I was really into the story. No not just because of the six-pack on the cover (though I have to admit, it might have caught my eyes for a minute there), but because the plot seemed quite even though a little predictable. I really liked Nicole’s character and voice (I really liked her self-deprecating, sarcastic comments), the writing style, the pace of the story, everything. I was really enjoying myself and looking forward to Alec and Nicole gradually falling for each other. And I got all of that until I reached the 60% mark of the book.

“My virgin status would be gone in a few minutes. I could see the light at the end of the ecstasy-filled tunnel.”

Before that, I didn’t have anything to say against the story. I laughed a lot at Nicole’s little quips about herself and I liked that she was so sure and happy about what she was doing.

“What was it about a woman’s nipples that made them want to stand at attention at the worst possible moment?”

But then, I don’t know why, but I started losing interest in the story, I wasn’t as involved with it as I had been before, and I started seriously rolling my eyes at what happened in the book.

I couldn’t connect with Nicole and Alec anymore and couldn’t bring myself to believe in her and Alex’s story either. It’s hard to explain and I don’t want to give spoilers about the story either, but I felt like what the characters felt and did wasn’t really coming from the characters but it was there because it was the right time in the story for them to feel or act that way. And well, like Nicole says in the book…

“It was almost too perfect. How could one guy be freaking drop-dead gorgeous, easy to talk to and a damn magician in bed? And he liked to read. It was like he was created from my own perfect male bucket list.”

Plus, I started getting bored with the story after the first real sex scene, which was too vanilla and…soft for my taste, and to be completely honest, way to perfect for it to be believable. This was my reaction to their first time:

“What just happened seems a little unrealistic even for me. I would have understood if it had been good. But that she rocked his world and had hers rocked too the very first time is a little far fetched I think”

That’s pretty much when I started reading only the dialogues. And we all know that’s never a good sign.

I’m actually a little sad that I didn’t like this book as much toward the end because it really started out well. The whole first part of the book made me laugh and smile and I really liked the tension between Nicole and Alec. So I’m a little disappointed that things didn’t stay that way throughout the story.

The Invitation: Prequel (The Invitation #1), by Roxy Sloane

The Invitation

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“It’s my last night in town, and I’m not flying home until this girl is flat on her back with her ankles up around her shoulders and I’m so deep inside her she’ll never want another man again.”

Hot, English businessman Ashton made a pact not to screw up his friendship with Justine ‘JJ’ Jenkins over a cheap one-night stand. Now, two years later, he’s going out of his mind with wanting her — but she’s still off-limits. Now school is over, and his control is wearing thin. They’ve got one last night together, and he’s determined to make it an experience she’ll never forget.

The one girl he swore off is going to have the night of her life. And with a sexy game of dare on the table, it won’t take long…

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“It’s my last night in town, and I’m not flying home until this girl is flat on her back with her ankles up around her shoulders and I’m so deep inside her she’ll never want another man again.”

If you’ve read The Seduction Series by Roxy Sloane, then you know you are in for a treat in the smut department with this book. And to be honest, I enjoyed this book and the sex in it a lot more than I did with Vaughn and Keely.

In The Invitation, we get to see Justine (Keely’s friend from The Seduction) when she was still in college. And with her, we meet Ash, her drop dead gorgeous British friend. And even though Justine and Ash are attracted to each other from the moment they meet, they make a pact to not sleep together and be friends instead.

“I made a pact I’ve regretted every damn day for the last two years.”

And they stayed true to this pact and became best friends, sharing every one of their secrets and never holding back with each other, all the while lusting after each other, without ever acting on it. Until their last night as students, and their last chance to finally give in and know each other just a tiny bit better.

“Fuck the pact. I’ve waited long enough. This girl is mine.”

Like I said, if you’ve read Roxy’s books before, you know you are in for a treat if you are looking for something smutty to read. And I actually liked this book better than The Seduction books when it comes to the smut because, where Vaughn got on my nerves with his randy one-track mind (I swear, the guy is worse than a teenager hitting puberty), Ash and JJ had a connection and a chemistry that I loved. And when those two get together and focus on how to push the other in a sexy game of dare, things get sizzling hot and deliciously dirty.

“I know exactly what she wants, what she needs. It’s hard and fast and dirty.”

The end of the book both made me sad and curious. The end allowed me to officially give Roxy Sloane the title of Tease of the Year. I’m really looking forward to the next book in the serie, The Invitation: Surrender, and all the dirty things coming Justine’s way.

“This will have to be goodbye – but only for now.”

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