Friday, March 22, 2013


Baby, it's cold outside! Time to snuggle up with a mug of hot chocolate (or a glass of wine!) and fall into a steamy, sexy book.

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Surrender to Temptation Part III: Tempted to ObeySeries: Surrender to Temptation, Pt 3
Genre: Erotic Romance
Publisher: Intermix
Publication Date: 1/153
Format: eARC
Source: Received from publisher.
After retreating into himself emotionally, Zach returns to Devon with a shocking request. Used to completely vanilla sex, Devon isn't sure how far she's willing to go and informs Zach she's not ready. After days pass with no contact, Devon starts to feel angry and used--and while she might be inexperienced in sex, she isn't about to let someone walk all over her. Catching Zach off-guard in the office, Devon is prepared for an explosive reaction, but not for the sexual way he decides to relieve their tension. Unable to focus, she needs a moment to escape the complications of her once simple life. But when she runs into someone from her past, Devon learns that Zach isn't as distant as he'd like her to believe...
I was anxious and a little worried to start this installment of the Surrender to Temptation Series. After the ending of Tempted to Rebel, with Zach freaking out, I wanted to know what the heck was going on with this mysterious, controlling man.

Let me say that I don't typically like to read about men like Zach. It's not that I don't get the D/s aspect, it's just that I hate the guy talking to the girl like she's a piece of sh*t. And this does rub me the wrong way with Zach, but I'm so curious about his mood shifts and what ever it is that has him so tortured. Plus, he made a very shocking request of Devon. I'm dying to know what is up with that!

Tempted to Obey is by far my favorite installment of this series. It was seductive, surprising, twisty, and super sexy. I think I'm becoming addicted to Surrender to Temptation.

Favorite Quotes:

  "Your skin looks lovely against black lace." Zach's voice was rough, silk over gravel, as he whirled me around yet again. I leaned back against the wall, my arched back thrusting my breasts and their erect nipples forward, an offering for him.
  Black lace. Oh, lord.
  He had tied me up with my own panties.  ~eARC

Surrender to Temptation Part IV: Tempted to EnticeSeries: Surrender to Temptation, Pt.4
Genre: Erotic Romance
Publisher: Intermix
Publication Date: 1/22/13
Format: eARC
Source: Received from publisher.

With playboy billionaire Zachariah St. Brenton, Devon has felt more pleasure than she ever thought possible. But behind her lover's infinite sexual appetite lies a conflicted man. Devon wants Zach to understand that she has no intention of betraying him. He thinks she should fear him, but Devon wants to go deeper and feel every intimacy that Zach has to offer--even if that means experiences that both shock and thrill her. But as Zach brings Devon further into his lifestyle, she finds herself wanting things that Zach isn't ready--or willing--to give. Devon knows that Zach has been upfront about his limits from the beginning, but it's hard to resist the temptation to break the rules... Includes a bonus excerpt of Lauren Jameson's upcoming novel, "Blush." More to come...Don't miss "Surrender to Temptation," Part V, available 1/29.
At this point, I'm starting to feel a bit redundant. The stories definitely have a pattern. Zach pisses Devon off, or vice versa, and someone storms away. After a few minutes, or a few days, Devon makes a half-hearted attempt to tell the Zach it's definitely over this time. At which point, Zach turns her so on that they have passionate, angry sex. Then Devon wants more, Zach doesn't want to open up, and she storms away again. Pattern. BUT, I love Jameson's writing. She's an excellent writer of erotica, and I can't get enough.

This installment had one of the hottest scenes I've ever read. So hot, I nearly fell off the bleachers at soccer practice. (Yes, I read erotica at soccer practice. I get bored and I don't want to talk to the other moms.) Seriously? Unff. This scene is going into the dark recesses of my brain for further examination.

Favorite Quote:

    "Devon." With the hand not holding my chin, he tucked a wisp of my ponytail behind my ear.
  When I dared to look up at him, I found no pretense in his expression or demeanor.
     "There's nothing wrong with wanting what you want. What I want is to share something with you that will bring us both pleasure."  

Series: Surrender to Temptation, Pt 5
Genre: Erotic Romance
Publisher: Intermix
Publication Date: 1/29/13
Format: eARC
Source: Received from publisher.
Product DetailsDevon can't ignore the intense desire she feels every time she sees Zach, so it doesn't take much convincing for Devon to agree to spend the weekend with him and further explore the physical side of their connection. On the way to his weekend house, an unnerving experience forces Devon and Zach to channel their nervous energy into an explosive sexual encounter. And as they settle in for a weekend of delicious intimacy, it seems that their relationship is finally in a good place. But when Devon reveals the depth of her feelings for Zach, his reaction throws everything they've shared--and everything they could become--into chaos...
Includes a bonus excerpt of Lauren Jameson's upcoming novel, "Blush." More to come...Don't miss the sizzling conclusion to "Surrender to Temptation," Part VI, available 2/5.
Okay, Part IV was my favorite, but this installment was first runner-up. Of course, Zach and Devon fight again. And of course, she storms off. And of course he comes back for her. But Zach's walls are slowly coming down, and he's opening up to her bit by bit. At the end of this is another crucial moment between the pair and I'm wondering if they'll ever get it together.

There's a fun surfing scene, and a hot bondage scene. Whoa. Like I've said many times, Lauren Jameson is a fantastic writer of erotica.

Favorite Quote:

  Though we had been together countless times now, I still couldn't quite believe I was here. It felt like the very best of dreams.
  "I want you now." Zach teased as he playfully pulled me closer. "Here where anyone can see us."

Series: Surrender to Temptation, Pt. 6
Genre: Erotic Romance
Publisher: Intermix
Publication Date: 2/5/13
Format: eARC
Source: Received from publisher.

Product DetailsLies, secrets, and desires are laid bare as Devon and Zach realize what it will take to belong to each other completely--in the thrilling conclusion of Lauren Jameson's "Surrender to Temptation."..
"Surrender to Temptation, " Part VI
"Tempted to Possess"" "The night that Devon and Zach met a spark ignited--a sensual connection that followed them wherever they went, defying all sense and reason. But Zach's inner turmoil and Devon's need to be more than an object of desire created complications that neither expected. After their devastatingly explosive encounters, Devon is certain that Zach wants her despite himself. Now, she has to convince him that with her, he should be able to let go. But for a man like Zach who's so used to controlling everything, giving in may be the ultimate test... " "Includes a bonus excerpt of Lauren Jameson's upcoming novel, "Blush."

 And so the tale of Zach and Devon's sexual journey comes to an end. I was pretty sure the two would end up together, but had no idea how it could come about. Once again, Zach hauls Devon out of the office and is determined she will listen to him. I was happy that he finally came clean with his issues, and confessed his feelings. I will say, though, that his deep dark secret was a bit anticlimatic. Not that it wasn't sad, but I was expecting far worse from someone so messed up.

I did enjoy how the story ended. I'm a big fan of Lauren Jameson's and will say if you like erotic serial novellas, give this series a chance.

Favorite Quote:

  "With you--God, Devon, with you I don't have to control everything. It's the first time in years that I've been able to breathe."
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The Rocker That Holds MeCategory/Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Anna Henson
Publication Date: 1/24/13
Format: ebook
Pages: 99
Source: Received from author for review

Touring with four rockers is the thing of dreams…

At least that is what people tell me. To me those four rockers are my family. They have watched over me from the time I was five years old. Protecting me from my mother and her drunken, drug addict rages. When they made it big they still watched over me. And when my monster of a mother died they took over as my guardians.

In the six years since that happened I have watched over the four men that
mean everything to me. I take care of them just as they once took care of me. I handle all the dirty work behind the scenes of a rockers life. It isn’t always pretty. At times it came be damn near disgusting, especially when I have to get rid of their one night stands. Ugh!

Taking care of them doesn’t bother me though. I mean it’s not like I’m in love with one of them. That would be crazy. Falling for a rocker is NOT smart.

Okay, so I’m not smart. I love my guys, and one of them kind of holds my heart in his big old rocker hand. But I’m dealing. I’ve been able to keep it my little secret for years now.
I’m not, however, dealing with this bug that I seem to have caught. It scares the hell out of me. I hate doctors, but I’m suddenly more worried about finding out what is wrong with me than what the doctor might do to me.

When I get my test results back my life will never be the same again…

***Because of language and adult situations not suitable for readers under 17***

The Rocker That Holds Me was a fast-paced, emotional story.

The story begins with a devastating look at Emma's life as a child. Her mother is a drug-crazed, abusive disaster, and Emma spends much of her time hiding. A group of older neighbor boys: Nik, Jesse, Alex, and Drake, take care of Emma, helping her hide, caring for her.

Fast forward sixteen year, and those same boys are members of a world-famous band, and Emma is now their caretaker. It's a life that makes her happy, being with her boys. Emma loves the guys, but one unknowingly holds her heart. And Emma has a biiiiig secret....

With so much going on, and being only ninety-nine pages, The Rocker That Holds Me is a fast-paced story. Emma's very, very sick and very, very in love. Does the rocker that holds her also love her? Good question, and that's essentially what held me to the story. I did like it, and I cared what happened. The story essentially revolves around whatever is wrong with Emma, but I would have loved to have had more about the other characters, as well. The bandmates seemed like fun, interesting guys. I wanted to know them, too. But still, I liked the story, and that ending had me smiling like a loon.

Favorite Quote:

  Soft warm lips brushed across my forehead and his strong arms wrapped around me pulling me closer against his chest. "You don't know how happy you just made me." He mumbled.
  But I was already half asleep, safe in the arms of the man who owned me body and soul.

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  1. This post is like a smorgasbord of smut and I love it! Wow the first series of novellas sound REALLY kinky! I don't think I'd like it if Zach called Devon a piece of sh*t. Doesn't sound like a knight in shining armor to me. But you seemed to like the stories overall so I'm curious. The Rocker That Holds me sounds like it had a HEA so it would be right up my alley. Great reviews, Andrea! :)

  2. I'm going to have to check out the Surrender to temptation series! It sounds pretty hot! The only thing I don't like about these new "novella's" that are broken up and sold separately instead of one book. I will pick it up if it's a complete or semi complete book.

    The Rocker that holds me sounds alright, I'm just not sure if I want to read about a sickly girl?

    Fab. reviews doll!!

  3. Awesome reviews chick!! I think Surrender to Temptation would drive me crazy with all the back and forth, but it does sound good. The Rocker That Holds Me sound good too. Thanks for sharing!!

  4. Wow! Lots of yummy today. Not sure there my thing but so glad you liked them.

  5. Oh Andrea, I LOVE that you read erotica at soccer practice! ;) I was in need of some steamy today - just got about a foot of snow! I've been wanting to read The Rocker That Holds Me and now I'll be adding Surrender to Temptation to my TBR as well! Thanks and I hope you've enjoyed your spring break! :)

  6. I need Lauren's series. I love her. I have the Rocker. Maybe I can get to it soon.

  7. Great reviews! I want to read The Rocker That Holds Me. It looks so good.

  8. I completely agree with your review of The Rocker That Holds Me. I read it earlier in the month after it sat on my kindle for a while. I really loved it and am happy the author is releasing Jesse's story next.


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