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Review: Torn (Miss Chatterley) by Logan Belle

Posted May 20, 2013 by Kimberly in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Title: Torn (Miss Chatterley)

Author: Logan Belle

Publisher: Pocket Star

Publication Date: May 2013

Genre: Adult Romance/Erotica

Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book Three

Synopsis can be found here.
This book was received from the publisher for free in exchange for an honest review.

Review:

After book two’s cliffhanger, we are back with Connie and Cliff.
I’m not going to give anything away, but wow.
Things are getting good.

Connie is having some serious guilt issues, but like a junky, she can’t stay away from her drug. Cliff is clueless, but devoted and trying to find a way to make it work at all costs. He is finally seeing that things may not be as great as they once were, and Cliff’s love for Connie makes me like him even more.

Am I a fan of Connie? Nope. But she’s more of a sympathetic character by now, and the last line in the book makes me think I’ll feel a lot warmer towards her in the next installment.

Ivy is having her own adventures with the enemy and I find her encounters to be even more sexy than Mellors and Connie.
The writing is still well done, the scenes steamy. And in my opinion, at least Ivy and Tommy have personalities. They may not be nice people, but they’re far more interesting to me than Connie and Mellors.

Also, perhaps if the four installments were read as one book, the drag of book two may not have been noticeable at all.


Overall, things are heating up! I can’t wait to see what happens!

Rating 8 Cookie Worthy

Posted May 20, 2013 by Kimberly in Book Reviews / 0 Comments


Review: Dirty (Miss Chatterley) by Logan Belle

Posted May 13, 2013 by Kimberly in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Title: Dirty (Miss Chatterley)

Author: Logan Belle

Publisher: Pocket Star

Publication Date: May 2013

Genre: Adult Romance/Erotica

Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book Two

Synopsis can be found here.
I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

Review:

We continue on Connie Chatterley’s adventure. To choose between her loving yet absent boyfriend Cliff or her hot as hell hunk Mellors, Connie’s guilt nags on her.
But that doesn’t stop her from resisting Mellors’s pull to her.

The story moves along slowly in this second installment.
Again, I don’t feel a great interest in Connie or Mellors as people. They’re more like sexual beings who have very little back story. And the history that is given doesn’t seem to  but the sex scenes are hot enough that I forget about it! 

Cliff pushes a little bit more center stage in this story, showing what a strange love triangle there is. Cliff isn’t abusive, or hurtful or evil. It’s easy to see how Connie is having a hard time giving up either men. Though still, Cliff is more of a human being than Mellors at this point. You know, human being vs. man candy.


So when Cliff invites Mellors to his and Connie’s home, to help them train and get in better shape, Connie is thrown for a loop when Mellors accepts!
Between guilt and lust, Connie isn’t sure where to go from here.

While not a lot happens in the book, it’s still a fun, sexy story that kept me wanting to read more. And the cliffhanger ending- well, that just propelled me into reading book three!

Rating 7 Pretty Cool, Would Recommend

Posted May 13, 2013 by Kimberly in Book Reviews / 0 Comments


Review: Hungry (Miss Chatterley) by Logan Belle

Posted May 6, 2013 by Kimberly in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Title: Hungry (Miss Chatterley)

Author: Logan Belle

Publisher: Pocket Star

Publication Date: May 2013

Genre: Adult Romance/Erotica

Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book One

Synopsis can be found here.
This book was received from the publisher for free in exchange for an honest review.

Review:
A modern retelling of Lady Chatterley’s Lover.

Connie Chatterley arrives in Silicon Valley with her boyfriend, the
genius Cliff. But as Cliff becomes more focused on his work, and not paying any emotional or physical attention to Connie, Connie is totally alone and lonely. That is, until she meets Oliver Mellors- ex-marine, physical coach and all around hotness. Mellors awakens something in Connie that she thought was gone and starts down a path she doesn’t know how will end. Nor does she know how she wants it to.

I’ve never read the original D.H. Lawrence classic, so I can’t compare the two. But this first book was so much fun.

Hot, raw and a fast read, we’re thrown into Connie’s mind as she leaves her NYC comfortable surroundings, friends and family and begins to live in Silicone Valley. There, she’s lonely and Cliff seems to totally forget her existence completely. 

Then there’s Ivy, Cliff’s assistant and second in command, who is just bad news with a capital B!

Cliff is sweet, yet absentminded character. He does seem to love Connie, but he is so selfish and consumed by his growing company, he doesn’t see anything around him. Coupled with a vengeful second in command, and Connie is pushed to the background, a viewer in her own life.
Now, of course Mellors is hot. Of course he’s bad ass. 

But I’m not sure I totally buy whatever their attraction is. There’s nothing really special about Connie or Mellors, in fact. So character wise, they are not very interesting. However, once they start their relationship, it’s fast, furious and sexy. But character wise, I feel like something is missing.

Overall, the first installment in the series (this is a four part serial) is strong, engaging and a fast read.

I immediately started the second part!

Rating 7 Pretty Cool, Would Recommend

Posted May 6, 2013 by Kimberly in Book Reviews / 0 Comments


Review: Exposed by Kyra Davis

Posted March 18, 2013 by Kimberly in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Title: Exposed

Author: Kyra Davis

Publisher: Pocket Star

Publication Date: March 2013

Genre: Adult Erotica/Romance

Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book Two


Synopsis can be found here.
NetGalley Review.

Review:

Kasie is in trouble now. After her affair with her client, the alpha male Robert Dade, Kasie is caught cheating by her reliable yet boring fiance. But her fiance doesn’t want to let her go. He wants her to suffer, for humiliating him and severing his trust in her. And so begins book two in this erotic trilogy. Power, reputations and control are major themes and Kasie has to choose between the life she carefully built and the life she wants with Dade.

I’ll say it right now. I am not a fan of Kasie. She is too weak for me to stand behind her. This may be endearing some, but I find Kasie to be wishy washy and lacking strength of character. In the first story, it was bad, but it is almost unbearable in this sequel. Kasie is so unlikeable, I almost don’t care who she ends up with.
Almost.

In comparision, Dade is too aggressive, too alpha male. He has been rejected, and just can’t  believe it. I think it’s supposed to be seen as romantic, or lustful, but in this story, Dade treats Kasie even more like an object to be won, not at all like a human being. There is little true emotion in Dade, and even his connection to Kasie seems too anchored in sexual release than in her as a character or person. The characters in this book are taken to their extremes and left there, with only Kasie trying to navigate her way to understanding.


I would like to also comment that I do enjoy books with unsympathetic characters, or ones that have a very long road to redemption. But Dade’s character is so distant, even to the reader, it’s hard to see any journey for him besides his ruthlessness in getting what he wants.

And poor fiance Dave is left to become this mean spirited, angry fiance who is willing to do anything, including keep the cheating and lying Kasie, in order to save face. He is so unlikeable in this story, that any feelings of sympathy go flying out the window. As soon as Dade shows up, a menacing presence in the background, even Dave backs off slightly. Dade has won, and Kasie has lost all power again.

I was mostly frustrated reading this sequel. Kasie, Dade and Dave plunged from misguided people to mean and hard hearted characters. I don’t like any of them in this story, and yet, I am totally drawn to the outcome. 

I can’t say I liked this addition to the series, but I am still very curious to see how it turns out. 
And so, read on.

Rating 5 Ok, Decent like Diet Coke

Posted March 18, 2013 by Kimberly in Book Reviews / 0 Comments