Friday, July 18, 2014

Perfectly Normal (The Beast, #2) by: Jaden Wilkes

O-M-G!!! That was one HAWT read!!! Perfectly Normal by Jaden Wilkes gave me a little of everything that I never knew I needed in a novella. Dimitri and Columbia are finally happy in this follow-up to The Beast. I mean nothing about their relationship is “conventional” but in Perfectly Normal these two, in their atypical way, see sprinkles of HD techni-color in their once grey and gloomy lives.

They love. They engage in kink-foolery. They train, fight, and kill. They absolutely give you everything they have in this story of love in a hopeless place. Even the concierge gets a name and a voice and a strong supporting role in some of the tom-kinkery that ensues. He went from a guy lurking in the shadow to a lead in the Dimitri & Columbia show.
I must say that I REALLY liked the story this novella told. If you are a Jaden Wilkes fan, you already know this book is not for the faint of heart, how so and ever it is not too dark, slightly grey but not a dark dark tale. I mean, there are a lot more darker and more disturbing stories out there. 

I digress. In this novella, Jaden Wilkes made the love of two abnormal individuals seem perfectly normal. Job well done Mrs. Wilkes…job well done!!!
But that Epilogue though…? I cannot say that I have completed my review without mentioning the epilogue that introduced an entire cast of new characters out of absolutely nowhere. I don’t know where Jaden Wilkes is taking her readers, but I must say I was slightly intrigued and definitely am awaiting to see where she is heading with this one.
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Monday, July 14, 2014

Blog Tour: The Best Laid Plans by Tamara Mataya

Jayne Griffin isn’t looking for Mr. Right. She’s looking for Mr. RTFN and a toe-curling good time. She’s got the brains, the powerful job as a futures broker, and thanks to a makeover and a thin book of dating advice, the confidence to turn any man’s head.

Malcolm Black notices his high school crush, Jayne, from the stage of her company’s work party. His adolescent feelings for her died beneath months of abuse at the hands of bullies. Abuse that was Jayne’s fault. Though this scorching hot studio musician is unrecognizable as the band geek he used to be, the hurt still lives inside him, and he hatches a plan: Seduce Jayne into falling in love with him, and then shatter her heart.

The white-hot chemistry between them is a pleasant surprise. It all goes so smoothly until Feelings start to develop... and that invitation to their ten year high school reunion lands in their inboxes.

Jayne wants the perfect lover. Malcolm wants revenge. But you know what they say about The Best Laid Plans...

I must say that I was pleasantly surprised by The Best Laid Plans by Tamara Mataya. This was an ultimate modern tale of an ugly duckling or Cygnet turning into a beautiful swan for both Malcolm (Dylan Black) and Jayne (Jane Griffith). Malcolm has always had a crush on Jayne since middle school but after a tragic incident of bullying he began to blame her for all of his pain and humiliation that ultimately caused him to leave school. Malcolm worked hard over the years to not be the scared little boy he was and has transformed himself in to a guitar yielding hottie. On the other hand there is Jayne, who is an investment banker is competing against her teenage self to be better, prettier, and the most desired over anyone else because of her high school tormenters that made her feel so un-pretty.

As both of these characters become bored with their current lives, Malcolm sees the “new” Jayne, but she has no idea of his identity. So because Jayne is looking for her next conquest and she had heard of Malcolm’s “talents” she needed him to want her, thus igniting the flame of their very steamy affair.

Now this is not the usual alpha male finds submissive female and all is well. No-sir-ree-bob, in this novel you have two very strong characters that feeds on control and usually gets what and who they want. But in the mix of the power exchanges, or lack there of, they begin to feel something more and want something more, but this is very unfamiliar territory for these two unlikely lovers.
I, digress. I really liked this novel, because some parts of it were really relatable. Rather or not you were bullied or was a bully there was a message in here for you. The novel was well written and refreshing to read something in this genre that was a tad different. However, I have one negative, I felt it was rushed at the end. I really loved these characters and wanted to read just a little bit more about them. 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Addicted by: Tracy Wolff Blog Tour & Giveaway


ADDICTED: An Ethan Frost Novel
A Loveswept New Adult Romance
Written by Tracy Wolff
On sale: July 15, 2014
ISBN: 978-0-553-39438-2
Pages: 304

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Ethan Frost returns in the breathtaking conclusion to New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Tracy Wolff’s seductive novel Ruined—perfect for fans of Release Me and Bared to You.

As Chloe Girard discovers, there’s love . . . and then there’s addiction.

Ethan Frost is everything a woman could want in a man. He’s rich, gorgeous, powerful, one of the most eligible bachelors in the world.

But that’s not why I’m with him.

I love Ethan for all the things no one else gets to see: his innate kindness, his reckless spontaneity, his unwavering determination to use his brilliance for good. I love the way he looks at me, the way he touches me. The way he makes me forget the wreckage of my past and the twisted fear that still lives inside me.

But sometimes it terrifies me how much I crave him, how much I need him just to breathe. I always thought it would be my past that ruined us, but there’s a darkness in Ethan I never dreamed existed. Can we survive as his secrets surface—threatening to unravel us both?

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Tracy Wolff lives in Texas and teaches writing at her local community college. She is married and the mother of three young sons.
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