Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Hidden Heart by Measha Stone




Title: Hidden Heart
Series: Windy City #1
Author: Measha Stone
Genre: Erotic Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 15, 2019



Blurb

Royce Blandford follows a promotion to Chicago, because when he wants something- he gets it. He’s a man with determination.

And after one evening with Jessica, he’s determined to claim her as his.

Jessica is perfectly content keeping relationships casual. She’d rather fall in lust than love. And one glance at Royce- she’s definitely in lust.  

But Royce doesn’t kiss and bail. Jessica may try to hide behind a thick wall, but he senses the fires burning hot.  If he has to break through kiss by kiss, he will.





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Measha Stone is an international bestselling author of erotic romance. She’s had #1 top-selling books in BDSM, and suspense. She lives in the western suburbs of Chicago with her husband and children, who are just as creative and crazy as her. Her vanilla writing has been published in numerous literary magazines, but she’s found her passion in erotic romance.


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My Review
5 Stars
Hidden Heart by Measha Stone is Book One in the Windy City Series. This is the story of Royce and Jessica. Jessica has been hurt in the past which has made her very cautious going forward with relationship and trying to keep them emotion free. Which is what she is trying to do with Royce. Royce usually gets what he wants and he wants all of Jessica but he is holding a secret that might prove her right that she always gets hurt when her heart is involved.
Steamy Read. I hope to read more books by Ms. Stone.

Hidden Heart by Measha Stone

Title: Hidden Heart
Series: Windy City Series #1
Author: Measha Stone
Genre: Contemporary BDSM Romance
Release Date: October 15, 2019

Royce Blandford follows a promotion to Chicago, because when he wants something- he gets it. He’s a man with determination.
And after one evening with Jessica, he’s determined to claim her as his. 
Jessica is perfectly content keeping relationships casual. She’d rather fall in lust than love. And one glance at Royce- she’s definitely in lust. 
But Royce doesn’t kiss and bail. Jessica may try to hide behind a thick wall, but he senses the fires burning hot. If he has to break through kiss by kiss, he will.


He kissed her on the cheek and picked up the crop. “Are you curious about this?” He touched the flapper to her nose.

She shook her head and stepped back.

One of his eyebrows rose. “Did you hate it last night?” Had she rethought the scene after the arousal had worn off?

“No,” she admitted, taking another step.

“Are you ashamed you liked it?” He toyed with the crop.

“No.” She shrugged, her eyes darting from the leather to the window behind him, seeking a safe place to mentally hide.

“That’s one. I’ll give you one more chance to be honest with me.” His jaw tightened. “Are you ashamed of what we did last night?”

“Not ashamed.” She scratched her elbow, her eyes on the coffee table.

“Then what?” She had more lingering in that beautiful mind of hers, and he wanted it. He wanted to know everything about her—her feelings, her desires. If only he could get her to stop hiding from them.

Her eyes fixed on the leather rod. “What we did was fine. I liked it.” Another shrug.

“And that’s a bad thing.” He slapped the crop against his palm. The sound hung between them.

“Stop putting words in my mouth,” she demanded with balled-up fists and a stomp of her right foot. Such defiance for such a simple question.

He tilted his head and stared her down like the adversary she was making herself. “Do you think stomping and yelling is the way we should handle this?” His words didn’t hold curiosity, but rather a warning.

“You keep insisting you know my feelings.”

“You keep insisting you don’t have any,” he threw back. “Tell me, and I’ll stop assuming.” He crossed his arms over his chest, still holding the crop in his hand.

“I don’t understand why I liked it. I shouldn’t have liked it.” She took a deep breath.

“Tell me something, Jessica. When I instruct you and you obey, what does it feel like to you?”
 
Measha Stone is an international bestselling author of erotic romance. She’s had #1 top-selling books in BDSM, and suspense. She lives in the western suburbs of Chicago with her husband and children, who are just as creative and crazy as her. Her vanilla writing has been published in numerous literary magazines, but she’s found her passion in erotic romance.
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My Review
5 Stars
Hidden Heart by Measha Stone is Book One in the Windy City Series. This is the story of Royce and Jessica. Jessica has been hurt in the past which has made her very cautious going forward with relationship and trying to keep them emotion free. Which is what she is trying to do with Royce. Royce usually gets what he wants and he wants all of Jessica but he is holding a secret that might prove her right that she always gets hurt when her heart is involved.
Steamy Read. I hope to read more books by Ms. Stone.

Reforming Hunt by Jules Barnard




Title: Reforming Hunt
A Cade Brothers Novel
Author: Jules Barnard
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy
Release Date: October 15, 2019



Blurb

The player has met his match…

Hunt Cade likes women. All women.

Life is good as long as he's got his boat, the steady line of beautiful women entering his Club Tahoe resort, and cold beer nights with his brothers.

Until a new kid enters the Club Tahoe children's program and reminds Hunt what it was like to grow up without a father. Not to mention, the effect the kid’s mother Abby has on him.

The last time Hunt got involved with someone he shouldn’t have, it nearly ruined his relationship with his brothers, the only family he has left.

Hunt should stay away from Abby...but he was never good at denying himself.







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Jules Barnard is a USA TODAY bestselling and RITA-nominated author of contemporary romance and romantic fantasy. Her contemporary series include the Men of Lake Tahoe and the Cade Brothers. She writes romantic fantasy under the same pen name with the Halven Rising series LIBRARY JOURNAL calls "...an exciting new fantasy adventure." Whether she’s writing about sexy men in Lake Tahoe or a Fae world embedded in a college campus, Jules spins addictive stories filled with heart and humor.

When Jules isn’t in her sweatpants writing and rewarding herself with chocolate, she spends her time with her husband and two children in their small hometown on the California coast. She credits herself with the ability to read while running on the treadmill or burning dinner.


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One winner will receive 27 signed paperbacks by the following authors:



Jules Barnard, Willow Winters, Lauren Blakely, Sylvie Fox, Selena Laurence, Jennifer Skully, Lynn Raye Harris, PT Michelle, Brenna Aubrey, Xavier Neal, Mari Carr, Measha Stone, PJ Fiala, Rachel Grant, Kylie Gilmore, Riley McKissack, Lex Martin, S.L. Scott, K.M. Scott, Lori Ryan, Sharon Hamilton. Amelia Wilde and Blair Babylon

Bookish gifts including a Kindle Fire, Book Tote, Socks, Mug, Striped Notebook and a Print Picture.

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My Review
5 Stars
Reforming Hunt by Jules Barnard is book 4 in the Cade Brothers Series.  This is the story of Abby and Hunt.  I haven't yet read the previous books, so for me this was a standalone book.  Hunt is a playboy who doesn't want to risk anything further after a past incident that almost tore him and his family.  Hunt just has fun and works at his family business with is the Club Tahoe resort. When he starts to interact with a child named Noah who lost his father and who is being picked on, he starts to remember his own loss.  But then he fully meets Noah's mother and he is of course finding that he could loose more of himself in her.  Abby has her own issue trying to keep her son and unsure about risking her heart on a playboy. 
Enjoyed their story and hope to read more for this author.

Venom by Dee Garcia

Title: Venom
Series: The Sinister Fairy Tales Collection
Author: Dee Garcia
Genre: Dark PNR/UF
Release Date: October 15, 2019
Tink
From the moment I befriended him, I set a conspiracy in motion.
A revolution.
Kill Peter Pan.
And I was their ultimate weapon.
I was also none the wiser, falling hopelessly and irrevocably in love with him as the years went by.
Just as they hoped I would.
But their plan comes to a screeching halt when Peter vanishes into thin air, something I’ll learn has nothing to do with Rosewood at all.
You see, Peter never truly loved me...because he loved a wench instead.
He lied to me, he used me, he left me, and he broke me. 
Forever altering me in ways that incite revenge when Hook sweeps in with revelations and the ultimate truth.
Peter may have turned his back on me, but in the end, he and his precious little Wendy will choke on every last tear I once shed.
And I’ll have Hook to thank for that.
Hook
It’s no secret I always despised Peter Pan.
A common threat amongst the factions, I should’ve killed him when I had the chance, long before he sank his claws deep into Tinksley’s heart.
But his death at my hands wasn’t what the plan called for, despite how I felt for her.
I’d always been drawn to the girl, innocently enough at first…until that vile abomination marked her with his stamp, unleashing a sense of propriety I had no rights to.
Didn’t matter—he had her...and I wanted her.
Then like magic, he disappeared.
I thought my time had come, but the road to owning Tinksley’s heart comes with a price.
A price so dark and depraved it strips her of her purity and awakens the beast within.
All because of the truth.
Sometimes, there is honor in revenge, and it will be my utmost pleasure to watch as Peter Pan finally meets his maker.
His maker who will soon be my Queen.

Don’t do it, Tinksley. Turn around, says the angel on my shoulder, a voice I’d forgotten existed amidst the demands of depravity. Do I listen? Of course not. I have to know what’s happening. I’m too intrigued not to. An intrigue that continues amounting as I pass this hand-carved archway with thick spiraled pillars. The pillars themselves aren’t what draws me—it’s the marionette puppets hanging off each one. They’re both female; one blonde, one brunette, both surprisingly quite scantily clad unlike a typical puppet. I’ve never seen one like this before. Reaching out to graze the tips of my fingers over one of their wooden bodies, I— “Boo!” a husky voice ghosts in my ear. My heart shoots up to my throat as a terrified scream breaks free. Next thing I know, I’m spun around, staring into amused blue eyes. I literally feel myself deflate in his grip before I can react accordingly. Bastard. “What the f*ck!” I shout, wiggling myself free. Callan chuckles darkly and shakes his head, crossing his arms over his chest. “Look at you. So crass these days.” I mimic his stance. “What can I say? I learned from the best. You’ve got one helluva sailor’s mouth yourself.” “I’m not a sailor, love.” He smirks. “A pirate? Yes. The Captain? Obviously. Not a sailor, though.”
Dee Garcia is a voracious fan of romance novels and a long time lover of the written word. Her mission is to craft unique, compelling stories that will give her readers a place to briefly escape the trials and tribulations of everyday reality. With headstrong heroine's who don't need a man to stand on their own two feet, Dee hopes to leave her mark in the Indie world, one plot twist at a time.
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My Review
5 Stars
Venom by Dee Garcia is part of the  Sinister Fairy-tales Collection.  This book has the retelling of Peter Pan but with a very darker theme. In addition the characters have the same names but they are totally different.  We had Tinkerbell who was strong, sexy and has spunk.  Captain Hook was the hero who wanted Tinkerbell.  Peter Pan had played with Tinkerbell's feelings but his feelings lay with Wendy.  All this taken place in the land of Rosewood.  This does have the darker theme as I mentioned but I enjoyed this book and hope to read more in this series and author.