Tag: Erotica

Review: The Prince by Tiffany Reisz

Posted November 19, 2012 by Kimberly in Book Reviews / 1 Comment

Title: The Prince

Author: Tiffany Reisz

Publisher: Mira Books

Publication Date: November 2012

Genre: Adult Erotica/Romance

Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book Three


Synopsis can be found here.
NetGalley review.

Review:
The anticipation for this book was so intense! And it did not disappoint.

Without giving too much away, this book is emotionally intense, hot, sexy and downright naughty! The story switches back and forth between Wes and Nora and Kingsley and Soren, past and present. We get to see more about Kingsley and his introduction to Soren, how they became friends and how they became more. Nora and Wes are in the present day, in Kentucky, trying to figure a lot of things out.

The mystery was front and center, adding intensity and a real sense of urgency. Someone is after Soren and the answer is gripping and terrifying.

I loved Kingsley and Soren, past and present. Reisz does a fantastic job adding layers and history between these two characters, both loving and heartbreaking back stories with chances to heal. I know it’s called The Prince, which makes me think it’s titled after Wes, but in fact, this is a Soren and Kingsley book.

Love, Love, Love this series.
I stayed up late reading it. I woke up early to finish.
Read this series and push your comfort zone.

Rating 9 Ridiculously Awesome like Cookies and Ice Cream

Posted November 19, 2012 by Kimberly in Book Reviews / 1 Comment


**Romance Report**: The Angel by Tiffany Reisz

Posted September 28, 2012 by Kimberly in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Title: The Angel

Author: Tiffany Reisz

Publisher: Harlequin Mira

Publication Date: September 2012

Genre: Adult Romance/Erotica

Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book Two

Synopsis can be found here.
My review of Book One, The Siren, can be found here.
NetGalley review.

Review:


Tiffany Reisz is killing me. Seriously. A slow and pleasure filled death.
Book Two in her “Original Sinners” series starts off a year after Book One ends. And a lot has happened.
I feel like I can’t really talk about what happened in this book, without giving away too much about book one. So let me say this:

This sequel is fantastic. Soren is under investigation as he is in line to possibly get a promotion. In order for his secrets to be kept hidden, he arranges for Michael and Nora to be sent upstate to Griffin’s home. If you remember from book one, Griffin and Soren do not like each other, but Nora and Griffin get along famously. So for the entire summer, Nora and Soren are apart.

Soren and his past take front row center. While I may not like Soren, I have a better understanding of his character after this book. Reisz does not shy away from uncomfortable topics and during one particular conversation between a reporter and Soren’s sister, I felt especially gutted. But that’s the beauty of Reisz’s writing. Her characters are superbly flawed, complex and broken. But in the end they become masters of themselves.

The sex is hot, graphic and should be read with an open mind.

Nora is fantastic as ever, torn between who she is and who she wants. Griffin emerges as a warmer, friendlier character than in the last book and Michael is the perfect boy to bring everyone out of their shells.

I cannot wait for book three.

Rating 9: Ridiculously Awesome like Cookies and Ice Cream

Posted September 28, 2012 by Kimberly in Book Reviews / 0 Comments


**Romance Report**: The Siren by Tiffany Reisz

Posted September 3, 2012 by Kimberly in Book Reviews / 4 Comments

Title: The Siren

Author: Tiffany Reisz

Publisher: HarlequinMira

Publication Date: July 2012

Genre: Adult Romance/Erotica

Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book One

Synopsis can be found here.
NetGalley review.

Review:

I don’t normally read or review Erotica, so when I do- it must be good.

Wow. Just. Wow.
Please note this is not for young readers.

Nora Sutherlin is an erotica romance writer. She has just signed to a new publishing house, and gotten a new editor- Brit Zach Easton who has complete control over her manuscript if she ever wants to see it published.

But as these two realize their attraction is too much to contain, and the book is getting closer and closer to being finished, they must realize what and who is most important in their lives.

I am addicted this book. Wait, let me say it again. ADDICTED.

Nora’s character is complex, interesting and torn. By day, she a writer. By night, she is something different entirely. I love Nora’s character, her struggles and fear. She is so completely human- driven by the need to love, be loved, what she’s known and pushing her comfort zones. I love the balance of her confidence and her vulnerability.

Zach is a solid male lead. He harbors some deep pain, and unwilling to discuss it. He’s uptight, demanding, but may understand Nora more than she realizes. And she may understand him more than he understands himself.

There’s Wes, pure, lovely Wes who lives with Nora, takes care of Nora, loves Nora. But Nora doesn’t really know what to do about Wes, and his innocence. Especially after being in a long term relationship with her last boyfriend- Soren.

Soren. I can’t talk about Soren. You must read the book to understand Soren. And dislike him.

The sex is hot, steamy and can be uncomfortable. She’s a Dominatrix by night and there is a lot of sex in the book. But none of it felt superflourious. It is an erotica book, but its more than that.

I loved the characters. Well written story. Beautiful and perfect ending.
It is dark. Delicious. Not for the faint of heart.
I had to put the book down a couple of times, to really absorb everything that was happening to these characters. And then, I canceled plans so I could stay at home and read late into the night.

If you are reading Fifty Shades of Grey, put it down.
Pick up The Siren instead.
You won’t regret it.

Rating 9 Ridiculously Awesome, Like Cookies and Ice Cream

Posted September 3, 2012 by Kimberly in Book Reviews / 4 Comments


**Romance Report** Book Review: Improper Relations by Juliana Ross

Posted June 25, 2012 by Kimberly in Book Reviews / 1 Comment

Title: Improper Relations

Author: Juliana Ross

Publisher: Carina Press

Publication Date: April 2012

Genre: Adult Romance/Mature/Erotica

Series or Stand Alone: Stand Alone


Synopsis can be found here.
NetGalley review.

Review:
This steamy romance is entirely too short! Hannah is penniless after her husband’s death and goes to live with her husband’s cousin and his family. There she meets Leo, a handsome yet unfocused young man who enjoys life to its fullest. When she catches Leo and a maid having relations in the library, she is appalled and incredibly curious. Is sex supposed to be like that?
Leo suggests lessons and Hannah cannot refuse.
Of course, they can never be more together. Can they?

I loved Improper Relations. It’s hot love scenes are fun and flirty. Leo is charming, smart and dashing, all you want in your typical romantic hero. Sure, he’s sorta a man whore. But if Hannah doesn’t seem to mind it, then why should you? Hannah knows their relationship is strictly for teaching/learning purposes. Right?

Hannah is a sweet character. She is a little beaten down so when Leo offers courses on her sexual awakening, she can’t help but accept.

This novella is full of fun! Great plot, likable characters and scorching romance.

Rating: 9 Awesome like Cookies and Ice Cream

Posted June 25, 2012 by Kimberly in Book Reviews / 1 Comment


***Romance Report*** Book Review: Broken by Megan Hart

Posted April 19, 2012 by Kimberly in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Title: Broken
Author: Megan Hart
Publisher: Spice
Publication Date: May 2007
Genre: Romance/Erotica
Series or Stand Alone: Stand Alone
Synopsis can be found here.
Review:
Once a month, Sadie sits with her lunchmate Joe and he tells her about his latest conquest. Sadie listens intently to each escapade, dreaming that she is the girl in Joe’s story. The escape is a time Sadie looks forward to as her real life is far more complicated than Joe’s one night stands. And what is Joe to Sadie? And what is Sadie to Joe?
I don’t normally read or review erotica, but I felt so strongly about this story, I had to post. If you’re not used to reading erotica, and I wasn’t, the many explicit sex scenes may make you want to put the book down. But under it all, and the sex does serve as a function of revelation for both Sadie and Joe’s character developments, it is a beautiful story of two people who are broken in many ways, and their chance to heal.
Sadie’s husband Adam, who she loves, was in an accident and is a quadriplegic. She cares for him in every way she can and their love-hate relationship is so complex it’s heartbreaking. Who Adam was before the accident and how their marriage changed afterwards, shows not only Adam’s transformation but also Sadie’s retreat within herself, adding to the complications between her and Joe.
Joe is a playboy, a seemingly shallow ladies’ man who is going through the motions because he can. But Joe is actually looking for more, more than he lets on. But he doesn’t know how to get it.
Hart’s fantastic writing is hot, sensual and sorrowful. I felt Sadie’s pain, her confusion over her marriage and relationship with her husband, her unrequited feelings for Joe. Again, it is erotica so there is a lot of sex in this book but I didn’t feel like it was gratuitous (and I’ve even felt that in some romance novels, let alone erotica). And Joe’s story is equally as fulfilling.

Don’t push this book aside because it is labeled erotica. I became weepy a couple of times; I was so involved in Sadie and Joe’s journey. And I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this tale.

Rating  10 One of the Best

Posted April 19, 2012 by Kimberly in Book Reviews / 0 Comments