The Banker by Piper Rayne (Modern Love #3)

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Type: New adult/college/romantic comedy

Publisher: Self

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Kim

Who knew my brother’s friend could be Mr. Right, and not just Mr. Right Now?

My brother refused to introduce me, so I blame him. If he’d just caved, and introduced me to Jasper, I wouldn’t be in this mess. I mean, really, what’s the big deal? I’m not interested in the guy’s looks.

Oh no, I want his cold hard cash. (Be honest, you were expecting that other four letter ‘c’ word weren’t you?)

Now, before you go getting all judgy, I’m not a gold digger. I have a legitimate business opportunity for Jasper to invest in. The problem is that my stick-up-his-ass brother is embarrassed that his twin sister invents kick ass sex toys. His problem, not mine.

So, I took matters into my own hands. Defeat isn’t a word in Lennon Hart’s dictionary.

Using my stealthy P.I. moves, I narrowed my search to a time and place where I knew I could find him. It was completely innocent. A chance meeting that would give me the opportunity to pitch my business.

It wasn’t until I sat down across from the gorgeous panty soaking man in front of me, that I realized I wanted so much more than just his money. I could very well want his heart if I wasn’t careful.

Apparently my P.I. skills aren’t as stellar as I thought because Jasper had his own secret—and it changed EVERYTHING.

So, I just so happened to stumble across Piper Rayne during my weekend of first time authors. I LOVE the cover and the blurb, well, pretty damn funny. And HOT. Why not give it a shot?

Well, I started at the end of the series. The Banker is book #3 in the Modern Love series. Now, when I started The Banker, I had not read the first two books, but honestly, I was ok without reading them and got the gist of things pretty quick. However, as soon as I finished The Banker, I started in on The Bartender and The Boxer immediately.

Lennon Hart. OMG Lennon. I absolutely 100% have a lady crush on her! Holy hell, she is amazing! Lennon is the crazy chick in the group of girlfriends that runs a tattoo shop, is sporting those tattoos like a goddess, drives a unicorn van (say what!!!) and designs sex toys. Yep, sex toys. Lennon knows what she’s doing with those sex toys as she surely enjoys men and sex. Lennon is looking to get her business going with help of investors, one of which happens to be a friend of her brother named Jasper Banks. However, her brother won’t exactly let her get in contact with Jasper so she makes it her mission to track the man down.

Jasper Banks, well, Lennon just can’t find him anywhere. He is nowhere to found on the internet, no photos of him online, nothing. Lennon is bound and determined to find him, yet she meets the most handsome stranger in Starbucks and second guesses herself, just for a minute, with the man who just seems like he’d give her a run for her money.

Now, you know by reading the blurb on the book that Jasper and Lennon meet. From that point on, this book had me hook, line and sinker!

“Quickly, I realize that he’s the male version of me. Strike that, he’s better than me.”

Jasper Banks is Lennon’s match. The connection between the two of them was unreal. Their chemistry was absolutely steaming hot and the banter between them had me laughing my butt off! It seemed as though their relationship was way too good to be true…..and then in walked the drama.

Now, there was a plot twist that threw me for a loop! I was completely taken aback by it and NEVER saw it coming. However, I feel it made the story just that much more interesting as to how Lennon would deal with this situation.

This story is about determination, finding love, GREAT sex, relationships with lovers, a great set of girlfriends and family. It was a fantastic end to the series and a great first time read by this author for me!

I give The Banker (Modern Love #3) by Piper Rayne 5 stars!

A Fare To Remember by Opal Carew

Available: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Erotic Romance

Publisher: St. Martins

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Nikki

Stevie just caught her boyfriend cheating, so without a second thought, she packed her suitcase and tossed it in the back of her cab. Unsure of where to go next, everything changes when sexy billionaire Reid steps into her cab.

Reid senses a powerful connection the instant he sets eyes on the beautiful but guarded cabdriver. Both at their loneliest points, Stevie and Reid succumb to a moment of passion that leads to a proposition: Reid will pay Stevie a hefty fee if she accompanies him to a business getaway as his escort. It’s up to Stevie if she’d like to share his bed while they’re away. But once she’s had a taste of pleasure at the gorgeous billionaire’s hands, will she ever be able to walk away?

This book was awful. Awful from the second chapter when Stevie and Reid (the dude she just met who hailed her cab) have unprotected sex in a dirty alley, to the middle of the book when Stevie has unprotected sex with Reid AND his business partner Dylan in a weird three way, all the way to the end when Stevie has an accident and disappears and Reid just assumes she doesn’t want him and goes on with his life.

Seriously people, what the ever loving fuck did I just read? How was this published? By the grace of God or some weird guardian angel shit that’s how. That’s gotta be it because I have no other ideas on how something this horrifically bad can end up published by a big 6 publishing house.

The weird sexual shit that went down in this book is the stuff porns are made of. No…really…two dicks one hole…look it up if you dare but how the fuck is that even sexy. Guess what, it’s not. It sounds painful and unless you’re so stretched out that it’s like throwing a hot dog down a hallway…NOT POSSIBLE. Where does the two dudes bodies go in this position? The fuck if I know. We’re not talking one in the front door and one in the back..we’re talking TWO DICKS IN THE SAME HOLE. No thanks. I’ll pass. Especially since both dudes have these ginormous horse dicks like were described in the book.

The threesome in this book was in no way normal. Reid and Stevie were just using Dylan for his extra dick. Stevie didn’t ever acknowledge feelings for him past the superficial and he got the short stick every time. I felt bad for the guy. I mean, Dylan, you deserve more then the weird fucked up relationship you’ll be having with these two. Go find you another couple who will actually take your feelings into account. Not send you packing when they don’t want you around.

Ugh. I can’t with this book. I just can’t. I should have known better having read an Opal Carew book before (see Meat by Opal Carew), but the blurb sounded so fucking normal and nice. NOPE. Stay away, stay far far away.

I give A Fare To Remember by Opal Carew….nope, can’t do it…

The Castle by Skye Warren (Endgame #3)

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Safe in the ivory tower…

Gabriel Miller swears he’ll keep me safe. Enemies lurk outside, waiting to strike. An army held back by these walls.

Except some animal instinct warns me the danger is much closer. It’s already here. Is Gabriel my protector or my enemy? Is this house a castle or a cage?

There’s nowhere for me to go, no one left for me to trust.

No escape from a past determined to capture its prize.

**Review From Liz**

The Castle by Skye Warren is the last book in the Endgame series. I have read several Skye Warren books at this point, but this series is by far my favorite of her work. Her writing is intense, captivating and suspenseful. The way she brought it all together was amazing. Even with it all coming together, she had twists at every turn.

The chemistry between Gabriel and Avery is off the charts. Their relationship is not a simple one. They push and pull each other in every way, but they are finally developing a stronger bond. But can they get answers in time?

I loved Avery in this book. We have seen her grow into herself and be able to stand on her own and for herself. She is so much stronger this time around. Especially when it comes to Gabriel. Gabriel has not changed. He is still dark, dominant, possessive and protective. He is as intense as ever, but we also delve more into who he is and what made him the way he is. And I still loved him.

The suspense is intriguing with twists and turns until the very end. Their sexual encounters continue to be hot and sexy. Now they are in this together to save each other. But can they bring down their walls and let each other in? Can Gabriel and Avery survive?

I loved this story. I was captivated and loved how it ended. This final installment had it all! Suspenseful, emotional and still very dark. Through it all, readers are kept guessing until the end. Truly a great read. And I am excited to get Damon and Penny’s story.

I give The Castle by Skye Warren 4.5 stars!

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The price of survival…

Gabriel Miller swept into my life like a storm. He tore down my father with cold retribution, leaving him penniless in a hospital bed. I quit my private all-girl’s college to take care of the only family I have left.

There’s one way to save our house, one thing I have left of value.

My virginity.

A forbidden auction…

Gabriel appears at every turn. He seems to take pleasure in watching me fall. Other times he’s the only kindness in a brutal underworld.

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Gabriel Miller took everything from me. My family. My innocence. My home. The only thing I have left is the determination to get back what’s mine.

He thinks he’s beaten me. He thinks he’s won. What he doesn’t realize is that every pawn has the chance to become a queen.

And the game has only just begun.

THE KNIGHT is book two in the Endgame series from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren about revenge and seduction in the game of love.

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Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance such as the Chicago Underground series. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, two sweet dogs, and one evil cat.

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Royal Disaster by Parker Swift (Royal Scandal #2)

Available: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Forever Yours

My Copy: NetGalley

Reviewer: Kim

Meeting Dylan Hale has turned my life upside down. I’m dating an actual duke who’s devastatingly handsome and deliciously naughty. On the surface, I’m living the high life. But this surreal world of royalty and paparazzi is getting out of control.

Someone knows way too much about Dylan and me-about the moments when we’re alone, about how his hands leave a trail of fire over my skin . . . about the complete control he has over me between the sheets. And worse, it’s starting to become clear that Dylan’s keeping secrets from me, too . . .

 

Royal Disaster is the second book in a three-book series and the debut of author Parker Swift. I once again enjoyed the cover of this book and was once again surprised by the British hero, Dylan Hale.

Lydia is an American who is trying to make a life for herself after her father passed away from cancer. She had been a nanny for a very well to do family for the summer before starting her life in London as a fashion designer. She ran into Dylan, an architect (and oh by the way, a DUKE!) and the two have had a relationship, crazy as it may be, ever since.

There still is that amazing chemistry between Lydia and Dylan but something is just off. Lydia is trying her best to get Dylan to open up but he still is keeping her out of portions of his life. Now with a crazy stalker, taking pictures of their intimate encounters and recording all of their very naughty love life, Dylan is more on edge than ever. Throw in problems with his father and Lydia is at a total loss of what to do to help Dylan.

Royal Disaster is once again a very fast paced, instant love kind of story. I enjoyed the continuation of it but felt at some points that Dylan was so totally closed off from Lydia, it was like, why is she even trying anymore? There was a little more drama in this book then the last one and I was very surprised at the reaction of Lydia, I just didn’t expect that out of her character. I was pleasantly surprised at some points of the story but I feel like it ended just the way I figured it would. I am intrigued to see how the author plans to end the story with book #3, Royal Treatment.

I give Royal Disaster (Royal Scandal #2) by Parker Swift 3 stars!

Hot as Puck by Lili Valente

Available: Now

Type: Sports/Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Self Pub

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Kim

The NHL’s biggest bad boy is about to fall for the virgin next door…

I am the world’s biggest dating failure. We’re talking my last date went home with our waitress kind of failure.

But I have an ace in the back pocket of my mom jeans—my sexy-as-sin best friend, NHL superstar forward, Justin Cruise.

Justin owes me favors dating back to seventh grade, long before he became a hotshot with a world famous…stick. So in return for my undying platonic loyalty, all I want is an easy-peasy crash course on how to be a sex goddess.

How hard can it be?

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I have never been so hard in my life.

The things I want to do to my sweet, kindergarten-teaching, mitten-crocheting best friend Libby Collins are ten different kinds of wrong. Maybe twenty.

But I’m a firm believer in teaching by example, and by the end of our first lesson, we’ve graduated to a hands on approach to her sexual education: my hands all over her, her hands all over me, and her hot mouth melting beneath mine as I prove to her there isn’t a damned thing wrong with the way she kisses.

Give me a month, and I’ll transform Libby from wall flower to wall banger, and ensure she’s confident enough to seduce any guy she wants.

Problem is… the only guy I want her seducing is me.

I am a sucker for a friends to lovers book and this was a very enjoyable, quick read. Lili Valente is a new author to me and I truly adored this book! I will be checking out more of Lili’s work!

Hot as Puck is the story of Libby, a quiet and shy school teacher and Justin, a gorgeous NHL hockey player who have been friends forever. To top it off, did I mention Justin is a knitting hooker?!? I love it!!

Libby is a cute kindergarten teacher who is truly not good with men. The one man she has messed around with became a priest. A priest!! That tells you exactly what kind of experience she has, hence the need for a little help from a friend.

Justin is famous hockey player who has skills on the ice and in the bedroom. A breakup with his girlfriend at his birthday party has Justin questioning what to do with life. Then everything is thrown upside down when his friend Libby shows up looking like a sex goddess, not the innocent girl he’s known forever. Gone is the “cute” girl he has had for years and Justin begins to see her for the woman she really is.

Justin gets the biggest birthday surprise of his life when Libby asks for a favor, and a big one at that. Libby wants dating and sex lessons from the master of the game. Libby desperately wants to be noticed by the guy at work she is crushing on and hopes that Justin can help her score. When Justin realizes he can help Libby out and actually get to touch her without this going anywhere dangerous, it’s game on. Being friends can’t possible change anything between them, can it?

“I don’t want to be friends with benefits or to keep this a secret or to help Libby grow confident enough to start a relationship with someone else. i want her to be mine.”

I loved the dynamic between Libby and Justin. They really just come together (in more ways than one) so well, it’s a fabulous story. Libby is so innocent yet when she is with Justin, her inner goddess just comes right out. Justin is completely and utterly smitten with Libby and cannot keep his hands off of her. He knows this cannot go on without someone getting hurt, but what is a man to do?

I love the friendship, the humor, the sports, the foreplay and most of all the sex. Throw a little hockey in there, and this is just an all-around great book!

I give Hot as Puck by Lili Valente 4 stars!

Say I’m Yours by Corinne Michaels

Available: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Carina Press

My copy: Sent 

Reviewer: Liz

 I spent twenty years waiting for Trent Hennington to open his eyes and see me. But it was all for nothing. He chose to keep himself guarded and let me walk away, proving that my time and efforts were wasted.

I’m done being invisible. It’s time to move on.

A single dance sets my new reality into motion, and I welcome it. After all, Cooper Townsend is perfect. He’s kind, sexy, and attentive—everything a girl could want.

I thought I got it right this time. That my heart could mend, and I would be happy. Apparently, some things really are just too hard to walk away from.

What do you do if you have loved one man for over twenty years, but never commits? If you are Grace you have had enough, even if that man is Trent Hennington. In Say I’m Yours by Corinne Michaels we get all the feels as we get Trent and Grace’s story.

Grace has loved Trent Hennington for twenty years. She has always known he was the one for her, but every time they get too close, Trent pushes her away. And every time she breaks a little more. She cannot take it anymore. Grace finally stands up for herself and steps away from Trent. She is ready for marriage and family and if Trent is not willing to give that to her, maybe it is time for her to find someone who would.

Trent Hennington loves Grace. She has been in his life for as long as he can remember and have been involved for twenty years. He wants her, but something holds him back. Not being able to explain it to Grace, he thought they would okay as is, with no changes. But then Grace walks away and everything changes.

I loved Grace and Trent. Grace is sweet and caring. But she is falling apart waiting for Trent. At some point, something has to give. Trent is strong and determined, but for some reason, he stops himself from having it all with Grace. But when you are about to lose everything you want and love, can you get it back?

This story was so emotional. Grace finally stood up for herself, even as her heart was breaking. Trent began to realize what matters most to him. Throw in another handsome cowboy, meddling old ladies who mean well and friends and family and you have a story that will consume you.

I loved Say I’m Yours by Corinne Michaels. Even as Grace and Trent were trying to figure their issues out, other questions come to light that threatens everything they have ever known. Can they find a way back to each other? All in all, it was a great ending to the Hennington brother’s stories and I will miss this little town and all its’ residents.

Say I’m Yours by Corinne Michaels was a 5+ read for me!

Sweet Spot by Stella Rhys

Available: March 30, 2017

Type: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Self

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Kim

Our first meeting as neighbors was screwed from the start.

He was hot. I was naked. And we had no chance in hell at ever being platonic.

I’ll be the first to admit that I live at extremes. After going ten years locked in what felt like a dysfunctional marriage, I’m now decidedly boy-free. In nearly three years I’ve had no boyfriends, no flings, no dates and no sex. For the sake of my dream career, the sacrifice has been easy.

At least it was.

Until he came along.

Lukas Hendricks. He’s rude, gorgeous, arrogant – a stone-carved wall of muscle and distraction. He’s everything I know to avoid but there’s no avoiding your next-door neighbor. Oh yeah. The man now lives three steps from me and to make matters worse, he crashed into my life while I was relaxed in the tub – mortifying to say the least and it went something like this: I was exposed. He looked. He laughed.

And then I locked myself out.

In short, Lukas Hendricks was trouble from the start. And me?

I was – for the first time in years – about to be screwed.

I spent the weekend trying to get in some new authors. I have crushed my task at hand and I have found a few new favorites. Sweet Spot by Stella Rhys was so completely unexpected and I adored this book! From page 1, this book had my undivided attention and I finished it in one evening. Be warned, this book is truly addicting and is most definitely a book worth reading over and over again!

Lia is a workaholic. Since leaving her boyfriend of ten years, Lia has been desperately trying to make a name for herself. All work and no play leaves Lia a very dull girl. She is very by the book and everyone knows how little fun she is. Lia is not looking for anything but the new mystery man across the hall has caught her attention.

Lukas. Lukas Hendricks. My lord, this man is pure swoon worthy, book boyfriend to replace all others material. He works hard and plays even harder. With plenty of women at his disposal, he never knew what he was missing until he ran into the neighbor across the hall, who just happened to be stunningly beautiful…and almost completely naked.

Instantly attracted to each other, Lia knows better to mess around and needs to stay 100% focused on what she is trying to accomplish. It doesn’t help Lukas any that Lia can see completely through his manwhore ways. Lukas is bound and determined to break down Lia’s no nonsense ways and teach her how to have a little fun. He soon realizes that he is the only one that he wants her to have fun with but does she feel the same?

“I don’t want to be without her. I don’t think I can.”

Both Lukas and Lia have demons in the closet, some worse then others. I love how Lia completely opened up to Lukas and eventually, when he did the same, my heart broke. Their journey had so many ups and downs, nothing overly dramatic but just enough to make them have to fight for what they really wanted. The end result was an absolutely beautiful story. And not to be forgotten, the sex you ask? AMAZING…WONDERFUL…HOT..MIND-BLOWING…you get my drift 😊

This was my first Stella Rhys story but it will definitely not be my last. I highly recommend this book!

I give Sweet Spot by Stella Rhys 5++ stars!

Stripped Bare by Heidi McLaughlin (Vegas Billionaire #1)

Available: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: New adult/college

Publisher: Loveswept

My Copy: NetGalley

Reviewer: Kim

They don’t call it the Strip for nothing. . . .

In this sinfully sexy Las Vegas romance from bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin, a man who has it all reunites with a woman who takes it all off.

Living in Sin City, Finn McCormick is no stranger to one-night stands, but the last person he expects to find losing big on the casino floor is a former high school fling. Even though Macey Webster’s clearly down on her luck, she’s still a knockout, and she’s dressed like a stripper—because she is one. Drunk off an unfamiliar cocktail of lust, pity, and compassion, Finn offers to pay Macey’s debts if she cuddles up to him around town . . . and does whatever he wants between the sheets.

Macey came to Vegas for one reason only: money. She’s got a young daughter to support, and the tips really are bigger in Vegas. But when she blows her earnings on blackjack, her guardian angel is the rich boy who once stole her heart and never called her back. Although Macey would love to turn the tables on Finn, she can’t afford to refuse his proposition—and soon she’s enjoying herself much more than she cares to admit. Macey’s used to baring her flesh, but baring her soul will take far more courage.

Macey is a single mom of a ten year old girl, Morgan, who is living paycheck to paycheck trying to get out of the hell hole she and her daughter live it. Working two jobs, one at a diner and one at a strip club, she is doing whatever she can to make her situation better. When Macey learns of an opportunity to double her income working in Las Vegas, she leaves her daughter with her friends and heads out to make a better life for her child.

Finn McCormick is the owner of Allure, a casino/hotel in Vegas. He does not believe in relationships let alone marriage and fills his bed with woman who believe the same. Finn comes across Macey in his casino, trying to double her earnings from stripping. Luck is not on Macey’s side and she loses everything she has worked so very hard for. Finn recognizes Macey from his past and propositions her to be his for one week…for $30,000. A week of parading her around while at meeting with potential investors, a week of no strings attached sex, sounds good, right?

I feel the author did an amazing job of telling Macey’s story. I felt her struggle, I felt her sadness for what she could not provide for her daughter. All the emotions were there. When it came to Finn, he just felt so cold to me. I just couldn’t find anything to connect with him on. His past was screwed up but it wasn’t told in depth which I felt would have explained so much more about him. There is a plot twist…one I saw coming a mile away. Once that happened, there seemed to be such a drastic change in everything. The one other issue I had was that NO ONE realized this woman was a stripper. NO ONE. Not a single one of Finn’s friends or even his potential investors. How is that even possible??

I just didn’t feel any certain way about this book. It wasn’t great, it wasn’t horrible. It reminded me way too much of the movie Pretty Woman.

I give Stripped Bare by Heidi McLaughlin 3 stars!

Bossed by Sloane Howell

Available: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Sports/Romantic Comedy

Publisher: Loveswept

My Copy: NetGalley

Reviewer: Kim

He’s the boss. But she’s ready to take charge.

Jenny: Job interviews are a bitch under the best of circumstances, but when your potential boss is the world’s biggest prick, that’s when you should simply walk away. It’s just that I need this job so badly—and I’m mesmerized by Ethan Mason’s piercing gaze. Men like him aren’t supposed to exist in real life. But under the tailored suits and GQ looks, Ethan simmers with barely restrained ambition. And no matter how hard I work to fight the attraction, I’m going to get burned.

Ethan: You don’t become a top agent without learning how to close a deal. I always get what—or who—I want, by staying cool and in command. Then Jenny Jackson walks into my office with her lush curves and “screw you” attitude and blows away my intentions of keeping things professional. All I can think about is exploring the perfect body hidden beneath those conservative clothes or shutting her saucy mouth with one hot kiss. Jenny’s worth breaking the rules over—if I can convince her to break the rules for me.

Bossed is a fast paced, witty story with some heartbreak thrown in for good measure. I loved it! The first chapter alone had me hook, line and sinker. I truly enjoyed Ethan and Jenny!!

Jenny is an intelligent, sassy baseball fan who needs a good job to help support her ailing father. She loves her family and sports and this job opportunity can help her family in so many ways. Jenny will just have to put up with the one man who pushes her buttons, in more ways than one, to provide for her family.

Jenny runs into Ethan prior to her interview and it literally took seconds for Ethan and Jenny to be at each other’s throats and stay that way throughout the book. Their verbal sparring leads way to an attraction that they are both reluctant to explore…at first.

Ethan is the owner of a successful sports agency who uses his past to define his future. He’s cold with a lack of empathy for anyone, until Jenny turns that all upside down. Ethan likes to think he’s going to break Jenny, the sassy one who has no fear of him, but what his brain wants to say and what actually comes out of his mouth are totally different. He knows having Jenny work for him is a bad idea and that he’ll never be able to keep his hands off her but it was fun to watch him try!

“Smart, intelligent, dignified women like her didn’t ask for favors, they didn’t back down – they didn’t break.”

I enjoyed watching the relationship of Ethan and Jenny evolve from nothing but snarky attitudes into something great. Both of them are broken in their own ways and you learn why through their relationships; Jenny with her dad and Kelsey, and Ethan with his best friend Matt. I love that their family/friends each played an important role in this story and weren’t just there as fillers.

The connection between Ethan and Jenny wasn’t as easy as you would think, but I truly feel the author did an excellent job of outlining why. Sometimes I feel that Ethan and Jenny were a tad bit overdramatic, but I have to say that the sex definitely made up for it 😊

I look forward to the story of Kelsey and Matt, the secondary characters, who have their own book this coming May. I will definitely be reading their story!

I give Bossed by Sloane Howell 4 stars!

His Alone by Alexa Riley (For Her #2)

Available: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Carina Press

My copy: Sent 

Reviewer: Liz

She thinks I’m perfect. A good boss, a good man. She thinks that I play by the rules.

She has no idea who I truly am. Why I’m really here.

Paige Turner is trying to outrun her past, but there it is, tossed back in her face anytime she manages to get two steps ahead.

She has no idea what a man like me will do to get what he wants.

Her need for Ryan got in the way of revenge, took her off course. Redirected her focus. Before she knew it, he’d made his way into her life. Into her heart.

I’m dirtier than she knows. She thinks I’m good to the core, but she doesn’t know the things I’ve done. The things I would do for her.

True love doesn’t let secrets as big as these stay buried. And when the truth about Paige’s father is finally exposed, Ryan will do anything to fix everything. Paige has always been his—and his alone.

I am a huge fan of Alexa Riley. Love their steamy, sexy quick reads. Their standalone books are all that and so much more! We get the same sexy, possessive alpha men, but we also get so much more! We get the backstory, more detail and character buildup and more of the of the steamy, sexy scenes we love!

His Alone is a standalone in the For Her series. This is book 2 and is Captain (Ryan) and Paige’s story, who you first met in Everything For Her. You do not need to read book 1, but it is a great read as well.

Paige Turner’s past consumes her. She wants revenge against the one person she hates more in the world. But at what cost? I loved Paige. On the outside she is tough, confident and has it all together. But on the inside, all she really wants is to be loved and be part of something. But the one person that she wants, she believes is too good for her. How can someone like her be loved by someone who follows all the rules?

Ryan Justice, or Captain America as Paige and Mallory dubbed him, is far from perfect. He has secrets and a past Paige knows nothing about. All he knows is that Paige Turner has been his since the moment he first saw her. Everything he has done and set in motion was with her mind. I loved Captain. He was sexy, possessive, obsessive and determined. He knows what he wants and what he wants is Paige.

Ryan is Paige’s boss. Nothing should come from the attraction and pull she feels whenever he is around, but he has other plans. But Paige has her own plans. But her plans come with a high price. Can she go through with it and lose Ryan forever? Or is Ryan what she needed all along? How far will he go to protect her?

This was a great read! I loved Paige and Captain’s story. His Alone will keep you drawn in from beginning to end. It is an over-the-top insta-love story, as you come to expect from Alexa Riley, that is hot, steamy and oh so sexy!

I give His Alone by Alexa Riley 4-stars!

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