Review – Taking Turns by J.A. Huss

 

Taking Turns (Turning #1) by J.A. Huss

  • Contemporary Romance
  • Ménage
  • Suits
  • First In A Series

When I first saw the description and cover for Taking Turns, before it released, I wasn’t sure it was my thing. The description was kind of strange and made it sound like a captivity book. For the record, I do not read captivity, slave or true Stockholm syndrome books. They give me the creeps. This is not a captivity book! Once I started seeing the reviews roll in confirming it was not, I decided to read it. Holy. Shit. I was not disappointed.

This review is going to be mostly vague feelings about the book. To give you anything else would surely ruin your enjoyment of the story. I can’t even explain how it begins because it’s something you just have to read. It has everything a great erotica novel needs – lots of dirty bits and loveable characters. Now don’t start thinking this is all heat and no content or story. It has a strong and mysterious storyline that drew me in deep from the first page.

Taking Turns is one of those books that will stick with me. I could feel the book hangover as soon as I finished it. Hell, I considered going back to page 1 and reading it again. To say I enjoyed this book would be a massive understatement. I. Fucking. Loved. It. I know I will re-read this book, and I know it is one of my top reads of the year. I cannot wait for the second book in the series, Turning Back, to release 4.12.17.

-Heat Level-

5heat

-My Rating-

rating5

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Review – The Truth About Love by Anna Bloom

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The Truth About Love Vol. 1 by Anna Bloom

Blurb-

Eve Harris has always had a point to prove: where you come from doesn’t matter, it’s what you aim for that counts. She has it all planned; find the perfect teaching job, live with her best friend, Cherry, and never get dragged back into the destructive world of her youth.

The last thing she expects is to bump into millionaire heir Cameron Wallis on her last day on campus. Nor is she expecting to discover that when she gives him a chance to win her over he’s nothing like the playboy the newspapers paint him to be.

Will Eve be able to let go of her judgements and embrace a spontaneous affair with Cam that isn’t part of her plan? Or will the constraints from both their families prevent Cam and Eve from discovering The Truth About Love?

The Truth About Love Vol.I is the first novella in a serial About finding love even when you’re least expecting it.

  • Contemporary Romance
  • College Age
  • First In A Serial Series
  • Release Date 2.6.17

This charming little novella kind of landed in my lap by surprise. I’m actually a fan of serials and novella series, so when I was provided a copy for an honest review, I was excited about it. The blurb sounds exactly like my kind of thing. Rich man? Check. Girl with a troubled past? Double Check. I’m so glad I got the chance to find this author and read The Truth About Love because I loved it.

The story follows Eve who is freshly graduated from college and about to embark on the arduous task of becoming a full fledged adult and finding a real job. Eve is a little jaded and at times, a lot judgemental. The author showed Eve’s maturity even with her having a judgmental side. I never felt like her character was unnecessarily mean or judgy. The glimpses into her personality that we received in this first installment have me excited for the future of Eve’s character.

While Eve is studying for her last final she catches the eye of billionaire heir Cameron. He has been splashed all over the society pages for years and has quite the reputation for being a playboy. I loved him! He is the epitome of don’t believe everything you hear. His character was so kind, fun, sexy and out of character for a “rich boy.” He is definitely one of my new book boyfriends.

Overall the story flowed well and the characters impressed me. Ms. Bloom has a very polished and easy to read writing style. I also enjoyed how British the story is. I feel like a lot of the times author waterdown their British terms and slang for us poor Americans, but she definitely didn’t. I really appreciated it and it gave the characters authenticity. I cannot wait to get my hands on the next installment of this serial and learn more about Eve’s best friends Cherry. I would definitely recommend this one for a nice escape into a romance novella.

-Heat Level-

2heat

-My Rating-

rating4-5

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Blog Tour – Defy by L.J. Shen

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Title: Defy

Series: Sinners of Saints #0.5

Author: L.J Shen

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release:  February 3, 2017

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32027054-defy

 

Blurb:

My name is Melody Greene, and I have a confession to make.

I slept with my student, a senior in high school.

Multiple times.

I had multiple orgasms.

In multiple positions.

I slept with my student and I enjoyed it.

I slept with my student and I’d do it all over again if I could turn back time.

My name is Melody Greene, and I got kicked out of my position as a teacher and did my walk of shame a la Cersei Lannister from the principal’s office, minutes after said principal threatened to call the cops on me.

My name is Melody Greene, and I did something bad because it made me feel good.

Here is why it was totally worth it.

Defy is a smutty, insta-love, insta-lust short novella. Defy is a prequel to Vicious (Sinners of Saint #1). It is recommended, but unnecessary, to read Defy before reading Vicious.

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What Others Are Saying:

“It was sexy and steamy and everything I’ve come to expect from this author.” – Ariana, Steamy Reads Blog.

“Holy Heck this was Hot!! If I wasn’t hooked on this series before I sure am now!! These boys just get dirtier, hotter, off the rails panty wetting hot!!” – Kitty Katz Crazy About Books.

“Forbidden romance has never been so well done! And this is a novella!” – Stephanie, Tied Up In Romance.

In the Series:

Vicious (Sinners of Saints #1)

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Author Bio:

L.J. Shen resides in sunny California with her husband, son, chubby cat and wild, wild dreams.

Her passion is to write badass stories, sushi, UFC and her awesome family and friends (not in this order, though. Obviously, sushi comes before writing. Oh, and also the family part.)

She spend the first half of her twenties traveling the world and is now paying all the fun with extra shifts in front of her MacBook. Feel free to contact her on her Facebook page. She loves to hear from her readers.

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Review – Defy by L.J. Shen

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Defy (Sinners of Saint #0.5) by L.J Shen

Blurb:

My name is Melody Greene, and I have a confession to make.

I slept with my student, a senior in high school.

Multiple times.

I had multiple orgasms.

In multiple positions.

I slept with my student and I enjoyed it.

I slept with my student and I’d do it all over again if I could turn back time.

My name is Melody Greene, and I got kicked out of my position as a teacher and did my walk of shame a la Cersei Lannister from the principal’s office, minutes after said principal threatened to call the cops on me.

My name is Melody Greene, and I did something bad because it made me feel good.

Here is why it was totally worth it.

Defy is a smutty, insta-love, insta-lust short novella. Defy is a prequel to Vicious (Sinners of Saint #1). It is recommended, but unnecessary, to read Defy before reading Vicious.

  • Contemporary Romance
  • Teacher/High School Student (18)
  • Prequel Novella to Vicious
  • Heat Level 2

It’s no secret that I LOVED Vicious. It was a fantastic book with amazing characters (read my review here). I was so jazzed up when I saw that Defy was Jamie and Melody’s story. I just can’t get enough of the HotHoles and their crazy antics.

Defy is the best kind of novella. It read like a full length book and the story never felt rushed. Ms. Shen did a great job of managing the timeline and developing a believable, heartfelt love story, even with the taboo subject of an 18 year old student and his high school teacher. It was a perfectly crafted story that never felt wrong. Jamie is mature and responsible. There is nothing childish about him or his feelings for Melody. I loved this novella.

I can’t wait for the next character’s book in this series. I need more Vicious and the HotHoles. Defy showed us a little bit more of Vicious and why his nickname is so fitting. I’m not sure he can do any wrong in my eyes, even if he is a huge jerk. I unapologetically love him. Check this series out! It’s addictive.

-My Rating-

rating5

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About L.J. Shen

L.J. Shen resides in sunny California with her husband, son, chubby cat and wild, wild dreams.

Her passion is to write badass stories, sushi, UFC and her awesome family and friends (not in this order, though. Obviously, sushi comes before writing. Oh, and also the family part.)

She spend the first half of her twenties traveling the world and is now paying all the fun with extra shifts in front of her MacBook. Feel free to contact her on her Facebook page. She loves to hear from her readers.

Conner with L.J. Shen:

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