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Devoured (Devoured #1) by Emily Snow

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Sienna Jensen had no plans to return home when she graduated college last spring—after all, her dreams lie in California. But when she discovers her grandmother’s Nashville home has been foreclosed, and the new owner has started the eviction process, Sienna has no other choice but go back to Music City. And she comes face to face with the flawed, gorgeous man she never thought she’d see again. The man who now holds the deed to her grandma’s estate.
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Kamikaze (Last Call #1) by Moira Rogers

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Zoe Bennett is an inexperienced werewolf in the grip of her mating cycle. With no pack and no mate, Zoe must brave the supernatural crowds of Last Call, the bar where your drink order tells everyone what you need. Kamikaze: Werewolf in heat, looking for a temporary mate.

The chase is on, and security specialist Connor O’Malley intends to win, if only because the sweet young woman at the bar looks unprepared for what the night might bring, in and out of the bedroom. Little does he know that, when he catches her, he may not be satisfied being just a temporary mate.

Very cute and very short story. In all honesty, this is little more than a single sex scene…but it is a hot sex scene.

As a freebie, this was wonderful and I don’t have much to say. I loved the connection between the H/h.

As a short story, it’s pretty well developed. The author did not try to shove a lot of plot into this very short product.

As a “book,” it leaves a lot to be desired. The story is well written with interesting characters. I would love to know what happened to the two characters when they left the Last Call bar…and that desire for more info does leave a bit of a damper.

Currently free on Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/118257

Their Virgin Captive (Masters of Menage, #1) by Shayla Black & Lexi Blake

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Brothers Gavin, Slade, and Dex, fall hard for Gavin’s new secretary, beautiful Hannah Craig. The oil executives know they must give her time to get to know them before she can choose one . . . who will seduce the virgin and keep her for his own. But when a dangerous predator begins stalking the small-town beauty, they work together to protect her, abducting Hannah and spiriting her to an isolated hideaway. Once alone with her, none of them can contain their burning desire. Though Slade and Dex don’t mind sharing, Gavin’s tragic past has put distance between him and his brothers. Now, they’re hoping that not only will Hannah love them back . . . but maybe mend their fractured family.

After overcoming her initial fears, the men teach her wild pleasure she’s never imagined. She grows closer to each, their devotion melting her inhibitions. Hannah finds herself embracing love with all three men—and hoping she can heal Gavin’s wounded soul. But her new found happiness turns to terror when her stalker finds her. Will Gavin, Slade and Dex lose their woman to a menace that threatens everything they hold dear, or will they finally unite to make Hannah theirs forever?

Now I’m starting to feel like the dirty old grumpy lady of reading, lol.

***Warning: dirty language ahead***

I was really excited to finally get a chance to read Their Virgin Captive. I mean, really really excited. A friend gifted this book to me and I literally did a happy dance. For some reason my husband found this both amusing and slightly concerning, lol.

Sadly, my excitement didn’t last too far past the first chapter. There was…just too much chatter about absolutely nothing and not enough sex for an erotica. I mean…this is a ménage! Why is no one getting DP’d until the very end?? (See, I told you it made me feel dirty, lol.) I was reading this like, “Why am I reading a ménage with very little ménage?” And except for the spanking at the beginning the sex scenes weren’t that great. Well, I liked the first and second ones a lot more than the final one. The final one felt way too forced (and it was the only one with DP).
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Two Old-Fashioned Men (Old Fashion Man #2) by Laylah Roberts

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Some of the characters from An Old-Fashioned Man are back!
Meet two of Heath’s brothers, Cam and Kent, as they meet the woman meant to be theirs.
Bryony Andrews has never had much luck-with men or jobs. She’s down to her last few dollars when she drives out to the Double J ranch in a thunderstorm to ask about a housekeeping job.
Cam is ecstatic. He thinks Bryony is the woman they’ve been looking. The woman to make Kent smile again. He and his brother enjoy sharing their women, and Cam sees Bryony as a woman they could keep. Forever.
Kent had sworn off woman after his last experience with a cheating ex. But sweet Bryony filters through the hard shell he’s placed around his heart.
Bryony’s ecstatic to have a job, but can she handle her incredibly sexy, handsome employees and their very old-fashioned views on how to treat a woman.
Includes things that may offend some, including light BDSM, spanking, anal play.

Well, I’m not sure what I was expecting. This is the second domestic discipline book I’ve read. It was…ok. I think was expecting more sexual innuendo, more impact play and more punishment.

It was a cute m/f/m story for the most part. The guys were overprotective (as expected) and the heroine was a damsel in distress. Not too much to work with.

The ex-girlfriend angle was…unnecessary.

Wickedly Wanton: A Regency Menage Tale by Kristabel Reed

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Sabine Stanton has struggled all her life to be the prim and proper English miss. She knows she must marry a man older than her father, but doesn’t want to go to her marriage bed untutored in the ways of sex. When Aiden, Lord Severn, catches her kissing her closest girlfriend, Faith, he offers to show the two of them one afternoon’s worth of erotic delights.

Aiden is intrigued with Sabine, her wantonness, her desire to experience life, even the protection and love she shows her friend. One afternoon isn’t enough, but she’s promised to another. Intent on having her, Aiden sets out to destroy the other man and have Sabine to himself.

Faith has always loved Sabine, and with her impending marriage knows she’ll never have the chance to show her closest friend just how much. Jumping at Aiden’s offer of an afternoon together, she realizes she can’t give up Sabine. Vowing to do whatever it takes to keep her friend happy and sated, Faith doesn’t imagine the danger their happy threesome will stir…

One of the best things about reading Regency and historical romances is the tension that builds up between the hero and heroine due to their environment. The couple can only meet here and there, steal kisses (among other things). They have to hide any impropriety from all prying eyes. I have to say that my familiarity with historical romances made me expect that type of environment. I expected more build up of sexual tension, characterization and plot before jumping right into sex.
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The Dom’s Dungeon by Cherise Sinclair

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Foster child. Teenage whore. Now a veterinarian, MacKensie’s turned her life around, but the scars remain. She saves her affection for the animals who never judge or scorn her, but it’s time to get out, move on from her past in Iowa. So, she arranges a vacation exchange to job hunt in Seattle.

Although the house is lovely, one room is locked. Her years in foster care have given her two ‘gifts’: a neurosis about locked doors and the ability to open them. After she gets into the room, she’s appalled…and intrigued. Chains and manacles, whips and paddles, odd benches with straps…

When Alex returns home days early and finds MacKensie draped over the spanking bench in his locked dungeon, he’s furious. But her wariness arouses his protective nature and curiosity, so he strikes a deal to keep her close–she’ll act as his submissive in exchange for a place to stay and help finding a job.

He’d planned to use the veterinarian to deter an ex-girlfriend, not replace her, but with MacKensie’s compelling mixture of strength and vulnerability, the little sub slides right into his well-defended heart.

Publisher’s Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Anal play, BDSM theme and elements (including/not limited to bondage, spanking, tethering), exhibitionism.

I normally enjoy Cherise Sinclair’s work but this story unsettled me a little. I felt that the problems the heroine had were too deep for a few spankings and some hugs. In a way I felt that the sexual abuse the heroine had to deal with was trivialized.

Two Stars!

Xmas Spark by Delphine Dryden

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Jack’s Christmas list is short. He wants…
1. A violet wand
2. And his willing sub, Katie

When he finds both under the tree, Jack decides their first Christmas together is the perfect time to create some delightfully shocking traditions.

So, I think I must love Delphine Dryden, lol. This book is a “sequel” to the first book I read written by Ms. Dryden, When In Rio.

So excited about catching up with this couple!

Update:

I finished up last night. It was a very cute vignette that works the best if read 100% with When In Rio. There are just things that you will miss the importance of without it.

That being said…this book was pretty hot! (Or should that be shocking? LOL) While I’m not really into pain…the lower levels of the violet wand sound rather delicious and I would love to try. But starting at $150 $300 a pop and only going higher…I can see why Katie didn’t run out and buy a new gift!

I have to say I was kinda excited that they finally had anal sex! OMG, the scenes from When in Rio definitely deserved a follow up and I’m so glad she did!

All it all, a great short! I do think that the score would be lower if the book was not read after When in Rio for a lot of people.

ETA: I looked up the violet wand attachments… How perverse am I that I was excited to learn that electrical current through the person attachment really exists? So…for $350 you can also get all sparkly with the love of your life. 😉