Thursday, January 29, 2015

"Come Undone" by Madelynne Ellis


SERIES: Rock Hard #1
GENRE: Contemporary/Erotic Romance
SOURCE: Free E-copy from Amazon

On stage he’s dynamite. Off stage he rocks her world. When red-hot, Goth-metal band, Black Halo, split live on stage, fate throws Daniella Fosbrook into the path of sexy vocalist Xane Geist. Initially, Xane’s only looking for a ride home, but Dani tempts him in a way a thousand other women haven’t. Determined to explore their heady chemistry and avoid hashing things out with the band, Xane whisks Dani off to Monaco for a steamy weekend. There, Dani tries her best to hang onto her heart and some clothing, while Xane soon loses both. However, Xane isn’t being entirely honest about the reason for the band’s demise. When the truth comes out, can Dani accept the facts, or will everything come undone.


Although this book should be read first, I already made the acquaintance of Black Halo by reading "All Night Long" last year. Thankfully, that didn't spoil things for me. After reaching the end of that book, I was simply left way too curious to find out where Xane and Dani were and what was going on between those two.

Finding out what really happened a bit at a time worked very well, and the great twists (especially the shocking one towards the end!) certainly spiced up the whole read. I now have a crush on Xane and I would have very well jumped in bed in the story to give him my support. I swear, sometimes I wanted to slap each member of the band, even Ash—for whom I swooned in "All Night Long"—and I'm not sure how I really feel about Dani. Here and there her actions and words seemed a bit out of character to me, but I can see her insecurities and that's why I'm willing to give her time to shine.

Full of angst that leads to misunderstandings and—consequently—unpleasant situations, this book was a good opening to a world that may very well rock your reading!


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Teaser Tuesday (#52)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB @ Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share 2 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

"No more of that until I'm inside you," he vowed as he grabbed her hips. "So if you know what's good for you, my wild rose, you'll rise up on your knees and take me."

Page 323 - "Married to the Viscount" by Sabrina Jeffries

What do you think?
Leave a comment with a link to your TT so I can stop by and be teased by them all! ;)

Friday, January 23, 2015

Life of a Blogger: Achievements

Life of a Blogger is a weekly feature hosted by Jessi @ Novel Heartbeat.
Every week we talk about a non-bookish topic, so that we get to know each other on a more personal level.

This week's topic: ACHIEVEMENTS

So far, my best achievements have been:
  • Getting a degree.
  • Moving from Italy to UK.
  • Learning English (basically from scratch) by living in UK.
  • Running a blog by myself for almost four years now!
    *Every blogger can see how big of an achievement that is*
  • Opening and running my own Company.
Cheers to many more!! :)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

"Best Laid Plans" by Kate Roth


SERIES: Desire Resort #2
GENRE: Contemporary/Erotic Romance
SOURCE: Review copy received from the author

One formerly frigid head case. One sexy celeb. Their plan to spend one romantic week in paradise. 
With a failed marriage behind him and more one night stands than he can count, the last thing Evan Weston expected was to find his dream girl at Desire Resort and Spa. When it’s clear to Evan that his last hook-up could be the best thing that ever happened to him, he’ll do whatever it takes to get the right answer to his question out of Danielle Ward. But it’s true what they say, the best laid plans often go awry…


This is the second part of the "Last Resort" novella that concludes Evan and Dani's story. I loved the fact that we get to read from where we have left them—wondering and asking for more—and see the couple trying to figure out what to do with their not-really-saw-it-coming connection.

The read was definitely hot and entertaining, but I have to confess that I felt like the events were a bit rushed, especially towards the last few chapters. It still worked for me because I had previously read "Many Times, Many Ways" (a Desire Resort novella part of Mistletoe Hollywood collection), so I was already aware of the path those two would choose and I knew more than this novella tells you. Anyway, if I didn't, it would have perhaps bothered me a bit more.

Overall, spending time with Evan is always pleasurable, and if you're up for a quick read that also happens to be hot, sweet and fun, I would suggest you to grab both Desire Resort novellas.

RATING: 3.5/5

Monday, January 19, 2015

"Never Judge A Lady By Her Cover" by Sarah MacLean


SERIES: The Rules of Scoundrels #4
GENRE: Historical Romance
SOURCE: Review copy received from the publisher

By day, she is Lady Georgiana, sister to a duke, ruined before her first season in the worst kind of scandal. But the truth is far more shocking—in London's darkest corners, she is Chase, the mysterious, unknown founder of the city's most legendary gaming hell. For years, her double identity has gone undiscovered...until now. Brilliant, driven, handsome-as-sin Duncan West is intrigued by this beautiful woman who is somehow connected to a world of darkness and debauchery. He knows she is more than she seems and he vows to uncover all of Georgiana's secrets, laying bare her past, threatening her present and risking all she holds dear...including her heart.


After the BIG revelation at the end of the previous instalment, I was dying to read Chase's story. And what a story it was! I'm not even a tiny bit ashamed to admit that I had a crush on Chase from the very beginning and, if you're a fan of the series, you will probably agree with me that this is kind of unavoidable. No matter what's, or better who's behind the mask... I really have to applaud Sarah MacLean for her beautiful, intriguing portrait of this character and for having fooled her readers by playing her cards with Chase's mysterious identity so amazingly well, BRAVA!

Rich of twists, suspense, romance and sexual tension between Georgiana and Duncan (oh my!), "Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover" is a great series finale. Each and every scoundrel will permanently stay in my heart, and I can totally see myself swooning over MacLean's heroes anytime!

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