Review: Prick: A Step-Brother Romance by Sabrina Paige

» 12 February, 2015 » 4 stars » 4 comments

Review: Prick: A Step-Brother Romance by Sabrina Paige

There is nothing more amazing than being pleasantly surprised by a book. Nothing. As you guys might have noticed, there’s a huge influx of “stepbrother” books in the market right now, thanks to Penelope Ward’s success with Stepbrother Dearest. Now everywhere you turn, there’s a new book with stepbrother on the title, and sorry to say that most of them are not just good. So when this book came up on my FB feed, I was a bit skeptical. Then I read the blurb, and it sounds interesting enough. Plus it’s only 99 cents, so what the hell, right? But then when I started reading I found myself giggling and then fanning myself…and laughing and before I knew it, it was 4 am and I already finished the whole book. I was zombie the next day but… Katherine Harrison is Brighton Academy’s resident Miss Priss. She’s smart, safe, and oh, […]

Spotlight Tour: Rough Rider by Victoria Vane

» 6 February, 2015 » 4 stars » 0 comments

Spotlight Tour: Rough Rider by Victoria Vane

 Cowboys. I haven’t meet one in real life but I’ve fallen in love with quite a few in my books, and Victoria Vane just added two more to that list: Wade and Dirk Knowlton. Wade was the hero in Slow Hand while Dirk is the main man in Rough Rider. Victoria Vane just released Rough Rider last February 3, and in conjunction with Rough Rider’s release, The Racy Lit Reader is doing a spotlight on Rough Rider. I’ve read and personally loved Dirk and Janice’s story. I can’t wait to share my thoughts about this book, and also give you the opportunity to win one of the three copies of Slow Hand, the first book in the series.  So…about Rough Rider… Two wary hearts … Janice Combes has two loves, bucking bulls and Dirk Knowlton. But Dirk only has eyes for a dazzling rodeo queen. How can Janice ever compete […]

ARC Review: Floored (Frenched #3) by Melanie Harlow

» 3 February, 2015 » 4 stars, ARC Reviews » 2 comments

ARC Review: Floored (Frenched #3) by Melanie Harlow

I love rom-com books. There’s nothing better than sitting down with a book that will make you laugh, gasp and get you hot and bothered, and Floored delivered on all of those and then some. I had a great time reading it and found myself smiling even after I’m was done reading it. So what is it about? Erin Upton has always been a good girl but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t indulge in some very naughty fantasy. One night while she was indulging in one of her fantasies, her house was burglarized. Enter Charlie Dwyer, who is now a police officer. Charlie and Erin grew up next door to each other when they were kids. He was such a little shit back then, tormenting Erin and holding her hamster hostage, so Erin was quite flabbergasted when Charlie grew up to be hot, and worst of all, she’s attracted to […]

Review: Beautiful Redemption by Jamie McGuire

» 29 January, 2015 » 4 stars, Reviews » 0 comments

Review: Beautiful Redemption by Jamie McGuire

For those who don’t like the hero being in love with another girl in the previous book, this book might not be for you. For those who like their heroine to be first in everything in the hero’s life, this book might not be for you. For those like to have a clear assurance coupled with a grand gesture to show the hero’s love and devotion, this book might not be for you. Now for those you who have no problem with those statements above or at least would like to try, then this book is for you. It’s been quite a while I’ve picked up a Jamie McGuire book. After Walking Disaster, I just couldn’t find it in me to read more about the same couple. I would have read Beautiful Oblivion but reviews and spoilers from trusted friends warned me to stay away, so I did. But the moment […]

ARC Review: The Hooker and the Hermit by L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid

» 26 January, 2015 » 4 stars, ARC Reviews, Reviews » 5 comments

ARC Review: The Hooker and the Hermit by L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid

It is no secret how much I love Penny Reid’s writing. As I’ve said before, she writes the kind of stories and characters I want to read. LH Cosway is a new-to-me author. Meaning this is my first book from her. Don’t look at me like that. I plan to rectify that oversight in near future. The Hooker and the Hermit is the first collaboration from these two authors, and I have to say that their writing style complemented each other very well. So it’s no surprise that I enjoyed this one very much.  Annie Catrel is a hermit by choice. She’s very introverted and shy and doesn’t do well in social situations. Despite that, she is brilliant at her job as the social media expert at one of the most prestigious media company in New York. And not only that, she is also the purveyor of a very popular […]

ARC Review: Trade Me (Cyclone #1) by Courtney Milan

» 21 January, 2015 » 4 stars, Reviews » 0 comments

ARC Review: Trade Me (Cyclone #1) by Courtney Milan

This had the makings of being a 5-star read for me until I hit the last 20% or so. But this is still so much better than what is currently saturating the New Adult market out there. And Courtney Milan can definitely write NA contemporary as well as she does HR. She has always had a distinctive voice, and it definitely shined in this book. Tina Chen is a struggling college student who’s trying to keep her head above water despite myriad familial responsibilities that stop her from enjoying her life. Blake Reynolds is the son of a billionaire, a wunderkid who enrolled himself in college despite his father’s protests. Both of them had an interesting backstories. This is where Milan’s writing shined the brightest. Tina and Blake are well drawn characters. I was shown the nuances of their personalities, the dynamics of their relationship with family and friends bit […]

ARC Review: Cartel by Lilli St. Germain

» 20 January, 2015 » 4 stars, ARC Reviews, Reviews » 2 comments

ARC Review: Cartel by Lilli St. Germain

My very first Lili St. Germain book, and definitely not my last. I was a bit nervous starting this book. I don’t consider myself a dark reader especially when it comes to my romance, and I’m picky when it comes to my dark reads. Fortunately, I enjoyed this book very much. I enjoyed the writing and got sucked into the world that Lili built. Although I have to say, this book or this series in general isn’t really considered romance, but there is a very strong romantic elements that runs throughout the whole book that most romance readers like me would appreciate.  So what is it about? How much is a life worth? I grew up in Colombia, the daughter of a wealthy drug lord. I lived a life of extravagance, until one day a drug run went horribly wrong and everything came crashing down around us. I was given […]

Review: Royal Heirs Required by Cat Schield

» 10 January, 2015 » 4 stars, ARC Reviews, Reviews » 0 comments

Review: Royal Heirs Required by Cat Schield

Blurb A prince’s surprise twins may turn his royal marriage into something more? Prince Gabriel Alessandro’s top priority is continuing the family line, and he’s found the perfect bride-to-be in Lady Olivia Darcy. While their royal marriage is not based on love, he desires her. Making a baby together will be pure pleasure. Then Gabriel learns he is already a father to twins. Olivia surprises Gabriel with her acceptance of his motherless girls, making him believe their loveless union could blossom into something more. But Olivia’s agreement conceals a devastating secret. In danger of losing the dynasty he so desires, will he risk choosing love over duty? I’ve been reading quite a lot of books with an MOC trope lately, and this book is one of the better ones I’ve read. Prince Gabriel Alessandro is the crown prince of Sherdana. He is expected to marry not for love but for […]

Review: Hero by Samantha Young

» 9 January, 2015 » 4 stars, ARC Reviews, Reviews » 0 comments

Review: Hero by Samantha Young

Hero has been on my most anticipated list for this year, so I was pleasantly surprised when NAL approved me for an electronic ARC of this book. I simply love Samantha Young’s writing. But first, let’s check out the blurb for Hero. Alexa Holland’s father was her hero—until her shocking discovery that she and her mother weren’t his only family. Ever since, Alexa has worked to turn her life in a different direction and forge her own identity outside of his terrible secrets,. But when she meets a man who’s as damaged by her father’s mistakes as she is, Alexa must help him. Caine Carraway wants nothing to do with Alexa’s efforts at redemption, but it’s not so easy to push her away. Determined to make her hate him, he brings her to the edge of her patience and waits for her to walk away. But his actions only draw […]

Review: Always Been Mine by Victoria Page

» 21 December, 2014 » 4 stars, Reviews » 0 comments

Review: Always Been Mine by Victoria Page

Blurb Beatrice Porter swore she would never fall in love with a man like her father. For years she watched her mother self-destruct in bitterness, married to someone who only lived for his job. Gabriel Sullivan was such a man—a Navy SEAL, a man who put duty and country above all else. Yet falling in love with him was inevitable. She thought their relationship could work until he’d left her one night with a broken heart and her pride in tatters. Three years later, he’s back and he wants a second chance. Having committed atrocities for the greater good, Gabe has nothing left but darkness inside him. The only flicker of light is the memory of Beatrice—a woman embedded deeply under his skin. Winning her back won’t be easy for she has erected walls that only the toughest of SEALs can hope to scale. When Beatrice finds herself at the […]