Love is like an avalanche. It hits hard, fast and without mercy.
At least it did for me when Sculpt, the lead singer of the rock band Tear Asunder knocked me off my feet. Literally, because he’s also a fighter, illegally of course, and he taught me how to fight. He also taught me how to love and I fell hard for him. I mean the guy could do sweet, when he wasn’t doing bossy, and I like sweet.
Then it all shattered.
I was alone and fighting to survive.
When I heard Sculpt’s voice, I thought he was there to save me. I was wrong.
*Warning: This book contains some disturbing situations, strong language and sexual content. Over 18 years.
This is a love story with some dark elements. No cliffhanger and next in the Tear Asunder series is Ream’s story.
Nashoda Rose lives in Toronto with her assortment of pets. She writes contemporary romance with a splash of darkness, or maybe it’s a tidal wave. Her novel “Torn from You” is the first in the Tear Asunder series. When she isn’t writing, she can be found sitting in a field reading with her dog at her side while her horses graze nearby. She loves interacting with her readers on Facebook and chatting about her addiction—books.
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New Orleans’s Hotel Beaudelaire isn’t just a critically acclaimed 5-star establishment. For New Year’s Eve, it becomes a Den of Sin, and its owner extends invitations to a few discriminating guests to help make their sexual fantasies come true.
Most come to The Beaudelaire Hotel a select few times a year merely to indulge in sexual fantasy, but the stakes are higher for Karen Freeman and Paul Beaudelaire this New Year’s weekend. Karen is nine years post-op from a double mastectomy, and her vain ex-husband hadn’t agreed with her decision to remove her remaining good breast or to eschew reconstruction. In the end, that decision cost her. She lost her marriage, but she’s certain the move has prolonged her life.
Returning to a normal dating and sex life has been difficult. She hasn’t made love fully unclothed since the demise of her marriage, and her most significant relationship occurred right after her surgery. When she was still recuperating, she had an affair of the heart with a Marine amputee who’d also been her Ph.D. classmate.
Paul Beaudelaire once led a charmed life as a ladies’ man who had his pick of women in the upper echelons of New Orleans society. He’d been satisfied to continue in that vein, until a Marine recruiter wooed him from LSU with tales of valor, courage, and commitment. His career in the corps cut short by the loss of his left leg, Paul returned to New Orleans with the best prosthesis Johns Hopkins orthopedics experts could fit him with. The problem was, he’d left his heart in Baltimore with a beautiful former model, whose crippled marriage was the only deterrent to his waning honor. Will this fantasy weekend at his Uncle Henri’s hotel give him a second chance with his contemporary Amazon, or will her fear of rejection be a barrier to their reconnection?
DEN OF SIN SERIES
Forbidden Rendezvous by Mel Blue
Seraphina orchestrates fantasies, but this year she’ll create one of her own. It’s against the rules for an employee to participate in the weekend-long sex-capade but she’s willing to risk it for Luke. The man’s a mystery, but in a sea of CEOs and Fortune 500 billionaires, he stands out. His past and connection to her boss is clouded in intrigue, but she knows what he wants, and she plans to star in one of his voyeuristic fantasies.
Ménage à Troys by Holley Trent
At the Den of Sin anything goes, so instead of two newlyweds letting down their guards to finally consummate their marriage of convenience, three people desperate to be touched forge bonds. That’s all well and good for the weekend, but what will shake out of their tentative ménage à trois when it’s time to go home?
Wicked Surrender by Ambrielle Kirk
Kris is tired of spending her nights playing with hard plastic and silicone. She wants a real man for a night, and expects to find him at the Den of Sin. She doesn’t expect to meet one of the World’s Most Eligible Bachelors there, and this isn’t the first time she’s met him. Unfortunately, Travis Brenden doesn’t seem to remember her.
Redeeming the Amazon by L. V. Lewis
Karen hasn’t made love fully unclothed since her double mastectomy and the subsequent demise of her marriage. Her most significant relationship occurred right after her surgery when she connected with a former Marine, amputee classmate. Paul once left his heart in Baltimore with a beautiful former model, whose crumbling marriage was the only deterrent to his waning honor. A fantasy weekend at his uncle’s hotel may give him a second chance with his contemporary Amazon…if her fear of rejection doesn’t become a barrier to their reconnection.
“What just happened? We were in a good place until all of a sudden, we weren’t.”
She shrugged like a gawky, inexperienced teen, afraid to go all the way with the boy she liked she wasn’t sure would still like her in the morning. He hated that the cancer had done this to her. Robbed her of her confidence.
“Karen, I would never hurt you.”
She smiled. He’d been going for intimacy, for sincerity, but apparently his heartfelt declaration struck her as funny.
“You know I won’t take advantage if you let me in,” he said, giving her a glimpse of his own vulnerability. This was as much about him as it was about her. Then he realized this statement was innuendo-laden as well, when her grin broadened.
“Exactly how do I know this?”
He would not let a moment of levity steal the inroads he was determined to make. “Because you know I’ve been where you are, even though on the surface it looks like I’ve dealt with and overcome all my issues with body image. Will you take a chance and go places with me intimately that you haven’t with anyone else?” He hoped like hell she could trust him. She hadn’t backed out when she found out he was her partner for the weekend, so there had to be something to her acceptance.
“How cunning. You knew the one thing—the only thing—that makes living inside our imperfections so difficult. I’m not surprised you get it.”
She smiled that same smile he saw in his fantasies. The one that says more than her words. She squinted, and laugh lines seemed to appear from nowhere. There was no guile or arrogance in it, just the tentative smile of a woman who was once very self-assured and was again trying it on for size.
It was that smile Paul had responded to first, before he’d discovered other interesting things as he’d continued to watch her. The way she walked with such grace, one might believe she was floating. The way she saw through bullshit as if she had a built in meter for it. Even his. The intensity with which she viewed life was even atypical, a study in contradictions for one who’d stared death in the face and made it back down.
“If we do this your way, I’ll have one rule.”
Desperation made him reckless. “Anything.”
“The lights must be off.”
“Except that…” He stood and paced. “Karen, we’re supposed to leave our inhibitions at the door.”
“Okay. Suppose I were to blindfold you instead?”
He stopped in his tracks and smiled involuntarily. “That sounds promising, but if we get any kinkier than that, we might have to change floors.”
“Let’s just get the mechanics down now, shall we?”
“That doesn’t sound particularly sexy.”
Her expression challenged him. “I’m going to make you rue that statement before this weekend is over.”
“Game on,” he said.
I received and ARC copy in exchange for an honest review.
I loved how this book proves that even though you’re not “whole”, there is someone out there who will want you for the way you are.
Karen is a retired super model. The reason she’s retired even though she still has a body to die for? She’s had a double mastectomy and doesn’t fill out the swimsuits like she used to. She feels that she isn’t “whole” anymore, she isn’t a full woman without her breasts. So for the last 9 years or so she’s kept herself at a distance from the male species, especially after her husband divorced her. That all changes though after she decides to go to the Den of Sin for the New Year, and she sees Paul is the one she will be spending the weekend with.
Paul knows that there is a connection between him and Karen that is undeniable. It’s been there since he met her while she was doing rehabilitation, but she was off limits then. Now that she’s not attached to anyone, he plans on making this weekend with her one she will never forget. Paul’s goal is to to make Karen realize that they are made for each other. Paul is an amputee, he knows what Karen has gone through and he wants to show her that she is still the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen.
Will Paul be able to show Karen that just because she doesn’t have breast, doesn’t make her less of a woman? Will Karen finally realize that Paul is who will make her the happiest she’s ever felt? Will these two continue with the relationship past the New Year?
I really loved this story, I was a little disappointed that the steamy scenes weren’t as steamy as the others in the series. But I think I liked the story line a lot better. It just proves that even though you don’t think you’re perfect, someone out there does.
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You can’t even imagine the hell of trying to teach thirty, hormonal driven seventeen year olds who have been cooped up, away from any male contact.
I could handle the whispers every time I entered the room. I could even handle the obvious attempts at gaining my attention. What I couldn’t handle was her…
Rich bitches and way too many rules. Was it any wonder that I hated school?
Add to that the lack of male contact, and I was going insane. Like literally. I wasn’t used to this. A year ago I was normal. I had a boyfriend, friends and a loving family. There is nothing normal about me anymore, and nobody here lets me forget that.
My name is Wrenn, and I’m only here because my aunt took me in after what happened, but my aunt also happens to be the headmistress of this academy…Can you see my problem?
I’m hated for my lack of money, and I’m hated for who my Aunt is.
Then he arrived. Dalton Reed. My new history teacher.
Slowly, he helped me see that even in the worst situations, there is always hope.
I received and ARC copy in exchange for an honest review.
This was a sweet story with a good lesson to it. You want to make sure you live your life to the fullest, because you never know how long you really have.
Wrenn and Dalton first meet when they were younger, Dalton’s dad has just passed away and he meets 7 year old Wrenn. The very innocent Wrenn tells Dalton that just because he MAY get sick, doesn’t mean he has to hide away from life. Then years later they meet again, but Wrenn’s whole life has changed, does she still feel they way she used to about life?
Wrenn’s whole family passed away in a deadly car accident and she was the only survivor. She moves in with her Aunt and has to go to an all girl boarding school to finish her senior year she never got to complete. While there she meets the new sexy teacher, and just can’t thinking about.
Dalton was extremely lucky to get this opportunity freshly out of college, and he doesn’t want to jeopardize it. The only issue he’s having, is he can’t seem to get the blonde in his class out of his mind. Then when he finally get to talk to her and sees that they have a lot in common, this makes not wanting to be with her even harder.
Wrenn and Dalton eventually start seeing each other, but have some obstacles in their way. The obvious one is Dalton is her teacher, but Dalton is also keeping a secret and isn’t sure how to tell Wrenn. But when Wrenn finds out from someone else, will they be able to work things out considering this is something that will effect her as much as Dalton? Or will Wrenn decide she doesn’t want to live her life always wondering and decide she wants to save her heart and break things off with Dalton now?
This was a sweet story of two people finally coming together and realizing that even though they might not have much time to be together. But even though there is a possibility that their time might end sooner rather than later, they would much rather have whatever time they can. There were parts that I felt so sad for both Wrenn and Dalton, wishing they could have forever together, but that just isn’t in the cards. If you’re looking for a book that shows that enough though true love doesn’t always concur all, it is always worth it. I can’t wait to read more from Missy Johnson.
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______________________________________________Schizoaffective disorder: a mental illness in which a person experiences a combination of mood disorder and schizophrenia symptoms. I know about this illness—very well—because I suffer from it. It’s been four years since my diagnosis, and ever since, I’ve been living in a dark hole. Voices constantly invading my thoughts. Hallucinations. All of which force me to question if what I’m experiencing is even reality. But here I am, still hanging on, still breathing and living through it. That is, until he stumbled into my life. Logan Reed. I don’t want any part of him. I’ve pushed him away, but he isn’t easily deterred. I’ve told him I’m different, but he doesn’t care. He’s trying to slowly break me down. I’m trying just as hard not to let him. He doesn’t know how truly damaged I am; what will happen when he does? I know the truth—he’ll never be able to look at me the same way again. Just like everybody else.
Ethan Hudson is a man accustomed to being in control…of all situations in his life. Yet, much to his dismay, he finds himself at the mercy of cancelled flights that are determined to mess with his well-ordered plans. Added on to this dilemma is his unexplained attraction for his male colleague…
David Malloy believes in going after what he wants…and fate appears to have given him the golden opportunity to make his move. His desire for Ethan has been brewing for months, and now is the time to let the other man know exactly how he feels.
Stranded in Paradise is an erotic romp through anticipation, discovery, and excitement. With a strong m/m focus, hang on tightly because there is a surprise menage a trois ending that you don’t want to miss!
Graphic erotica….menage a trois….m/m…m/f…m/m/f….graphic descriptions of sex…EIGHTEEN & ABOVE!
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Eyes widening as he lifted the glass back to his mouth for another fortifying sip of liquid courage, Ethan inhaled deeply. The liquor slid down his throat easier this time, and he took a deep breath. “You’re saying that you want to…” he trailed off, afraid to vocalize his suspicions about what he thought the younger man wanted. Jesus, if he was wrong, their friendship might be irreparably damaged, and that was the last thing he wanted.
“I’m saying that I think you need some human contact, man. Some TLC. And I’m saying that I’m more than willing to provide you with it. If you’ll let me,” David explained slowly, remaining perfectly still in front of the polished dresser that he leaned against. He’d always been taught that honesty was the best policy. He hoped that lesson didn’t fail him now.
“Dave…I’ve never…with a man…I’ve never…” Ethan faltered, mentally cursing his own ineptitude. For months, he’d wondered about this. His body screamed that this was the moment he had been waiting for, but now that it was here, he was suddenly unable to even string together a coherent sentence.
“E.G., it’s okay,” David assured him softly, loving the way the lights bounced off Ethan’s ebony locks. “I’m not exactly an expert myself, but I’m attracted to you…and not in a conveniently platonic kind of way. I wanna be straight up with you about that. I want you, E.G. In every way there is.”
“Call me Ethan,” Ethan demanded huskily, staring back into Dave’s chocolate eyes across the room as he avoided addressing what the other man had just said. “Everybody else calls me E.G. I want you to call me Ethan.”
I received an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review.
I just wanted to say that I’m not normally into book that’s male on male. But hot damn! This book was HOT!
David and Ethan have been feeling someone intense chemistry between each other for months now, but not exactly sure how to make the fist move. Ethan has just recently gone through a divorce and hasn’t had any human contact in over a year. At least that’s why he claims he is having these feelings towards his partner. There’s no way he’s gay, he likes pussy just as much as the next guy, it’s just that there is something about David.
David swings both ways, and has been keeping an eye on Ethan, trying to figure out the best time to approach him about what’s between them. But when their flight gets canceled due to weather, he decides now’s the perfect time.
I’m not exactly sure what else to say without giving to much again. I will say again though that this book is HOT! The sex scenes will definitely warm you up and turn you on. I’ll definitely be looking forward to more from Sarah O’Rourke!
After taking a job on a quiet Montana dude ranch, ex-cop Rylan Frederickson finds herself surrounded by unbelievably sexy cowboys. Too bad the one she wants is her boss…and the single dad of a four-year-old. It doesn’t matter anyway, because after a recent tragedy, there’s simply no more room in her heart.
Letting a new woman into their life is the last thing Cole Haywood wants for him and his daughter, Birdie. But as Rylan’s presence at Paint River Ranch breathes new life into his family he can’t ignore his growing attraction.
When the sparks between them turn into fireworks in bed, Rylan’s torn between the family she’s lost and the one she may have found. Now she must decide if something that feels this good is worth the risk.
I received and ARC copy in exchange for an honest review.
I really liked this book. Is was a true testament that even though you have been majorly hurt in the past, you can still find happiness in the future.
Cole and Rylan have both had rough pasts that they don’t like to look back on. Rylan is trying to take her friends advice and start to actually live her life after everything she has gone through. What better way to do this, then to be a house keeper at Paint River Ranch in Montana? When she gets to the ranch, the first things she notices is the beauty of the place, and then of course Cole Haywood.
Cole had a messy divorce and isn’t ever interested in letting himself fall for another woman again. The only woman he needs in his life is his daughter Birdie, who is the sweetest little girl you’ve ever met. But when Rylan comes to the ranch, he is starting to see that he may be doing the one thing he swore never to do again, fall in love with another woman.
Rylan has started to fall for Cole, but she doesn’t know if she will be able to be the woman he needs her to be. Cole doesn’t know if he can take another chance of falling for someone and then being left in the dust again. He has his daughter to think about, and she always come first.
While Cole and Rylan dance around their feelings for each other, there is an incident with Birdie. When Birdie gets hurt, this may either bring them together or totally rip them apart.
I really liked this book! There were a couple of really steamy scenes, but nothing that took away from the story. I loved going on this journey with Cole, Rylan and even Birdie to their road of happily ever after!
Alexia Sloane is the twenty-six year old owner of the highly successful Louisiana coffee shop/bakery, Java and Sweeties. The past couple of years have been all she’s dreamed of and her business takes all of her focus, all of her heart.
Jude Delecroix is the lead singer of one of the most famous rock bands in the country, Bayou Stix, and the man who broke Lexi’s heart.
Lexi and Jude have a past.
When Jude comes back to town eight years after leaving to fulfill his lifelong dream of being a famous musician and comes face to face with Lexi, forces collide, old hurts are brought to the surface, and life as these two have been living it will never be the same.
There are two sides to every story, and what happens when the things you believed to be concrete suddenly crumble like ash and fade away?
What happens when two people afraid to face the past, become involved in the present? Can they hope for a future?
Welcome to Louisiana where humidity and passion are high and things are not always what they seem.
***Contains graphic sex and language. Not for young readers.***
***I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.***
All I can say is WOW!!!! It’s been a while since I have read a book in which the two main characters have so much chemistry that they melt the pages of the book! Just wait until you get to the scene that takes place between Jude and Lexi in her bakery’s kitchen…HOLY COW!
Lexi has finally realized her dream of having her own bakery/coffee shop, and it’s very successful! She has carved out a good life in her hometown in Louisiana and has great friends, Bradi and Erik. But, her life is turned upside down when her first true love, the hot, sexy rock god, Jude Delecroix, returns. She left him eight years ago and thought she was over him. Jude has returned home to show Lexi he didn’t need her, and he thought he was over her. OH, OH, how very wrong both of them are. When they face each other for the first time, the sparks fly, and oh the sexual tension!!!! Will they give each other another chance and make it work? Or, will they allow their mistrust of each other tear them apart forever?
While there is A LOT AND I MEAN A LOT OF STEAMY SEX, the love these two share is really sweet too. The author takes you back when their love story first began in high school. It is also written from Lexi’s and Jude’s point of view which I like. I also loved the supporting characters, Bradi and Erik. Everybody needs a Bradi and Erik in their lives; they are true examples not only of best friends but also a family. I will have to say Lexi got on my nerves a little bit. She had such a mistrust of Jude. I just wanted to shake some sense into her and yell at her telling her what an awesome guy she had in Jude. She did redeem herself in the end. OMG, Jude might just be my favorite book boyfriend yet. He is right up there with Kellan from Thoughtless and Reggie from Scarred Love. When Lexi asks him why he got a tattoo right over the center of his heart that symbolized his love for her, he answers, “Why? Why…Because I had to have a piece of you with me, as a reminder…of what we had …of our love, Lex.” I mean what girl wouldn’t swoon after hearing that come from her guy’s lips???
If you are in the mood for a sexy read, give this one a try. I warn you though, you may need a cold shower afterward! Alluring Turmoil is the first in a series. The next book will be about Jude’s friend’s Jessie and Blue which will be available in early Spring 2014. I will be waiting….
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