Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Sweet Surrender by Nina Lane @NinaLaneAuthor

5 Sugary Sweet Stars

I’ll never get my fill of Nina Lane’s eloquent writing style and her swoon-worthy heroes totally own me. Whether they are a loving professor, a badass biker, or the rulers of a candy empire, these perfectly flawed and devastatingly sexy men are forever branded within my heart. My latest obsession…Tyler Stone, the wickedly sensual black sheep of his family. Tyler and Kate’s journey to true love told in Sweet Surrender was yet another memorable romantic tale brimming with such beauty, I was easily lost within the pages of the fantastical world Lane created.

I simply adored Tyler and the way his character developed. On the surface, he was the quintessential spoiled trust-fund guy whose priorities were women and parties. But as the story progressed, he revealed there was so much more than to his playboy persona.

Misunderstood and overshadowed by his successful siblings, Tyler divorced himself from the family business, and lived a carefree lifestyle. It all came to a crashing halt when one bad decision forced Tyler to become accountable and atone for his mistakes by working at Sugar Rush’s corporate library. Clueless on how to get the job done, he used his overly sexy charms (that I instantly fell for) to finagle a deal with the very reserved, prim and proper Kate Darling, the company’s executive assistant. In exchange for helping Tyler, Kate will get some much-needed lessons on how to become more alluring.

Kate was a likeable, strong willed heroine who lacked confidence when it came to dating. She was bright, paid attention to details, focused on her career, but deep down she saw herself as nothing more than practical and undesirable. However under Tyler’s tutelage, Kate found herself and blossomed into a self-assured woman. In Tyler’s eyes, she was an attractive little minx from the moment they first met. She just needed his passion to help guide her to a more comfortable place sexually. And the incredibly sexy, dirty-talking Tyler was all too willing to show her the way with all his scorching hot lessons.

Kate was a positive force and the perfect match for sweet Tyler. She whole-heartedly believed he was more than just a simple playboy. Under Kate’s loving care Tyler discovered his own self-worth. She grounded him, gave him purpose while feeding him reasons to shed his wild ways. I loved his transformation. Gone was the Lothario and in his place was the tender-loving, responsible Tyler Stone - a man deserving of Kate’s affections and a true hero I fell in love with.

Tyler and Kate have become my favorite couple within this series. Their instant connection was powerful and I savored every moment of their fiery sexual chemistry. Sweet Surrender is the perfect choice for when your in the mood for a truly feel good, heartwarming and flirty romance. Thank you, Nina for another amazing reading experience.

I voluntary reviewed an Advanced Reader's Copy of this book.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Mister Romance (Masters of Love #1) by Leisa Rayven @LeisaRayven

4 Stars
WOW! This certainly was one heck of a slow burning, all consuming romance and true to Rayven’s style, an exceptionally well-written tale filled with loads and LOADS of relationship angst. Honestly, the sexual tension was so thick I savored this steamy read from beginning to end. Sparks ignited when Eden Tate, the ambitious and opportunistic reporter looking for her big break, wormed her unwelcomed way into the life and heart of New York’s most infamous male escort – the mysterious Max Riley – aka the overly sexy Mister Romance.

It’s so easy for me to fall in love with Leisa Rayven’s leading men and Max was no exception. A perfectly flawed, lovable book boyfriend that had me gushing over his oh-so-dreamy charismatic ways and witty sense of humor from the very moment I met him. Totally charmed by his off the charts sexiness and tortured soul, Max pulled on my heartstrings and made this entire story for me. His character intrigued me. A man with so many secrets and a past that controlled his current situation, Max held his cards close, slowly unraveled bits and pieces of himself throughout the story leaving me wanting more. In every sense he was a true romantic hero that possessed a beautiful and sincere heart.

I like a sharp-witted, sassy and strong willed heroine who holds her own and Eden certainly had all of those qualities. She was fiercely tenacious, determined to reveal and report Mister Romance’s salacious story to better her career. But hidden beneath her driven character was a vulnerable girl with her own painful past, which tainted her views on relationships. To her core she was a doubter and at times, I found her to be a little too cynical. With a solid disbelief in true love and quick to distrust Max at almost every turn, Eden was exceedingly skeptical, and it was a challenging to connect with her character for part of this read. However, as she opened her heart and mind to the possibilities and promise of all that was Max, I warmed up to the softer side of Eden and walked away for this story liking the heroine she grew to be.

All in all Mister Romance was an enjoyably fun read with just the right mix of passion, intrigue, sexual tension and heart pounding angst. With laugh out loud shenanigans, witty banter, tender moments and steamy passion this story captivated me from the first page. I always relish loosing myself within the pages of Rayven’s tales, getting to know her characters and their experiences. Can’t wait to devour her next romance!

 I voluntarily reviewed an advance copy of this publication