“I love all genres of books, however when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
I am on a book high after listening to Georgia Cates Beauty From Pain. High...yes this book was some of the finest audible Crack I have ever devoured. There are only a few books that make it too my all time favorite's shelf...and this is one of them.
Laurelyn aka Paige is an attractive twenty-two year old aspiring country music artist, avid pole dance exercise enthusiast and happy-go-lucky sort of person (she somewhat reminded me of Mary from the movie Something About Mary.) Laurelyn and her best friend Addison take a much needed vacation all the way around the world in Australia. On her first night out on the town she meets Jack aka Lachlan.... who stalks her like a hunter selecting its prey. Jack is a super attractive, Aussie vineyard owner who wants nothing more than to add Laurelyn to his no strings attached anonymous piece of ass list. Laurelyn is super attracted to Jack and has no idea he is Australia's most sought after eligible bachelor. Jack lays his cards on the table by offering Laurelyn a relationship "agreement" with promises of the slamming sex and fun while she is on holiday with the expectation of nothing more. Laurelyn dives into this relationship understanding that she will cease to exist in Jack's life when her three month trip is over and they part ways. She doesn't think she will fall for Jack since she will be going back to the US. Jack is thrilled that she agrees to their commitment free relationship with a firm expiration date in place. She didn't expect that her heart would ever turn into emotional road kill. He didn't think he would ever want to settle down...and this is their story.
I have to say I LOVED this book. Cates writing style is brilliant and engaging... and awesome steam factor. Listen to this books now...if you can deal with a cliffhanger ending. Cates published the first chapter of book two...which will hold me over. Ok...truth be told I'm dying for the next book. Cates is a writer to watch and this book effing rocks!
A woman disguises herself as a high-priced call girl to help find her missing sister in Toni Blake's latest steamy novel, WILDEST DREAMS. It's a sizzling hot romance that takes place in the heart of New Orleans. Jake Broussard is a local New Orleans ex-cop who is now working as a bartender at an exclusive club called the Chez Sophia. Stephanie Grant is a sexually naive woman from Chicago who thinks she can disguise herself as a call girl in order to find her missing younger sister Tina.
When the two meet the sparks fly. Jake teaches Stephanie a lot of things behind closed doors, but Stephanie's main objective is to find her sister, who she thinks is now a prostitute. Jake doesn't want a committed relationship, but unfortunately Stephanie starts to subconsciously think that he really loves her. The sex is hot, and Stephanie tries to remind herself that after they find Tina, it's "goodbye, Jake".
On the other hand, Jake's past with Becky was a welcome part of the story, as it explained why he had a hard time getting seriously involved with any woman, including Stephanie. The author teases the reader, throwing out hints who Becky was, until their history is finally explained.
WILDEST DREAMS had plenty of sexy erotic scenes for those who love their romances hot and wild. However, for those who like their romances a little bit more tame, this may not be for you. The mystery behind the missing Tina adds a dimension to the novel that the reader will enjoy.
A terrific romance with a dash of mystery. Yes, it sizzles with hot love scenes, but it's more than just that. You actually care about the characters. Stephanie is strong yet vulnerable. And Jake. Sigh. I just loved reading about him, yet ached for his heartbreak. Together they're one couple you can see being together.
Amy Rubinate was fantastic with the delivery of the story
Backstage Pass: Sinners on Tour was such a good book, and I was really looking forward to this one. And it didn't disappoint, but I never really connected with Sed or Jessica, which is what kept me from giving it 5 stars. Brian Sinclair and Myrna (whose relationship gets continued...yeah!) were such good characters and a sweet but hot couple.
When I heard that Sed was next, I wasn't sure if I would be as interested in Rock Hard. He's a little hard to take in the first novel, but once we get in his head he does redeem himself. However, he continues to be overbearing, impulsive, and doesn't really think about the consequences. Jessica, for being a law student, didn't really think about what it would mean to date a lead singer of a popular rock band and its implications on her own ambitions.
However, it was well written, took only three days to get through, and the sex scenes were explosive. And now that Sed is done, we can focus on Jace, Eric, and Trey, who I think are all more compelling characters than Sed. Jace and his "preferences" should make for a very interesting next edition...can't wait!
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
While Nicole Colburn isn't the best narrator, she did grow on me. The story is cute, and formulaic. However, the journey was fun. The ugly, strait-laced, dowdy accountant becomes a beautiful, sexy, hot woman that the boss couldn't keep his eyes (hands) off of. Great book to listen to while doing chores or walking. I really enjoyed it.