The Anti-hero (The Goode Brothers) by Sara Cate

This is the first book in The Goode Brothers series which can be read as a standalone.

I’ve been good long enough.

As the eldest son of Austin’s most prominent preacher, I’ve lived my life on the virtuous side. No scandals. Flawless image. Clean reputation.

That’s the way it must be if I’m going to take his place someday.

But everything changes when I find out my father is a VIP member of a local kink club.

A liar. A cheater. A hypocrite.

Now, I’m done being righteous.

And when the club owner’s jaded girlfriend comes to me with a proposal, I can’t resist.

Sage is nothing like the women I’ve dated before. Pink hair, tattoos, piercings. I know it’ll burn my father’s reputation to the ground when she and I are seen together.

But our fake dating scheme isn’t enough. We need videos—dirty videos.

The more we film these scenes, the more I like it.

She wants me to degrade her, hurt her, violate her.

And God help me, I want it too.

But it’s hardly fake anymore, and before long I don’t recognize the Goode man I used to be.

This book was absolutely brilliant. My god, it was *chefs kiss*.

The characters and plot were fantastic. Sage was brilliant. She was a strong, down to earth, character, but she also had a vulnerability to her. She was the complete opposite to Adam, and yet they blended together perfectly.

Adam. Holy hell, that man and his mouth. I absolutely loved him. I loved everything about him. The spice between them was next level. I loved the tension when they tried to keep things fake. I wanted to bump their heads together and get them to both tell the truth. Things stopped being fake very quickly for them both, yet neither of them wanted to speak up. When they both gave in, the spice only got better. Phew, it was smoking hot. 🌶️

I loved the story regarding her ex and the club, and with his dad. It was engaging and well paced. There was so much more to this story. It was a touching journey of self discovery.

Both Sage and Adam found their true self by the end. Adam especially had a battle in his head over what he was told he had to be and who he really was. He struggled to see that his desires weren’t wrong. His journey truly was a marvel to read.

Everyone should rush to read this book. It was fantastic in every way and I’m looking forward to reading more about the other Goode brothers.

My rating: 5/5*

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His Pretty Little Burden (Kids of The District Book 4) by Nicci Harris

This is the fourth book in the Kids of the District series, but it can be read without the previous books.

His Pretty Little Burden

Sweet little Fawn is the daughter of a boss in The District Cosa Nostra.

The daughter of the man who betrayed my family.

Not only is she a burden—barely eighteen, naïve, the epitome of a little deer in headlights-
But she is too damn pretty.

Too pretty to have clawed her way through life, merely surviving.

Too pretty to be so utterly vulnerable, alone, and asking for help from the deadliest man in the city—me.

Christ. She is too pretty to be walking my halls at midnight.

Too damn pretty. . . to not be mine.
My pretty little burden.
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I absolutely loved this book. The characters are brilliant and I loved the story.

Fawn is a great character. She’s vulnerable and naive, but I loved seeing her thoughts and watching her slowly grow. She had been through so much that she was also brave and strong. She needed someone like Clay to treat her right. She deserved it.

Clay, my god, that man. I loved watching his progression and seeing his emotions develop. He was so cold to begin with and was using her, and then it progressed to a craving for her body. It took a little while, but I loved seeing his emotions grow. The end was perfect.

I loved the spice. I love Clays dominance. The connection between them was brilliant and it was no surprise that Fawn fell hard and fast. Nobody had ever treated her like that before. They had a clear spark from the beginning and it only got better when the emotions grew.

I enjoyed the storyline with what happened to Fawn blended with her father and Jimmy. The Mafia aspect is great.

It ends in a relatively HFN, although it would be impossible to not read the next book. I really want to know how things develop.

Overall, this book is brilliant. The characters are great and the plot of good. I would definitely recommend it.

My rating: 5/5*

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Fifty-Six by Seven Rue

This is a standalone book.

Guys my age didn’t know how to treat me right. Girls my age would never understand how powerful a woman can feel being adored by older men. And men twice, even triple my age could never say no to me. Not even Riggs. Thirty-eight years my senior, rough, short-tempered, and an alpha type. I liked being in control in every situation, but he made it hard. He challenged me while I kept teasing, wanting to push not only his, but my own limits. And when the most unexpected thing occurred, Riggs showed me just how much he hated the games I played.

I really enjoyed reading this book. The characters were brilliant and the plot was good. The spice was great.

I loved Valley. She was so confident in herself and knew what she wanted. She went for it and it paid off. Anyone would dream to have the confidence she has.

Riggs was brilliant. For his age, he certainly carried himself in the hottest way. I loved his attitude. He knew how to handle a strong character like Val. When she tried flirting and seducing him, his authority came through. He showed her that he was in charge.

I loved the spice between them. It was on fire. Even though there was a large age difference, it didn’t matter. They were perfect for one another and both knew what they wanted. They fell in love. I loved the plot with Valley coming to terms with Riggs request over the camming and her step-mum finding out about them both.

Overall, this was a brilliant quick read which I would definitely recommend. The characters were great and the spice was fantastic.

My rating: 5/5*

Highest Bidder (Salacious Players’ Club) by Sara Cate

This is the 5th book in the Salacious Players’ Club series which can be read as a standalone.

He’s not just rich…he’s filthy rich.

When I started working at Salacious Players’ Club, I never expected to end up on the auction block ready to grant a date to the highest bidder.

This club is not really my scene. I’m not the kind of girl rich guys take home. I’m more a piano playing, van-living, free spirit kind of girl.

So when Ronan Kade, the richest man at the club, puts down over a hundred grand for my time, how can I tell him no?

But he’s too old. Too rich. Too cocky.

And oh yeah…he once dated my mother.

Except he doesn’t know that. He has no idea who I am.

One date turns into a trip to Paris. And an offer to live with him in his penthouse. Then a promise to take care of me.

Before I know it, I’m calling this silver fox my daddy.

Ronan Kade only bid on one date, but I think he’s winning much more than that.

Can we overcome the years between us to find happiness?

And will he find it in him to forgive me when he learns the secret I’ve been keeping?

This book was everything and more. It was absolute perfection and the best one of the series yet.

And Wander on the cover is absolutely perfect as well. He fits Ronan to a tee.

Ronan Kade.

Daddy Ronan. Holy shit, where do we find one? He was perfect. I absolutely loved it. I loved his dominance and his need to care for Daisy. I loved the fact that he was a pleasure Dom and it suited him perfectly.

Daisy was a good character. I loved her story and how she ended up at the club. The way she ended up with Ronan was brilliant.

They both click instantly. I loved the connection between them both and I enjoyed watching him teach and guide her. The way he cared about her was so sweet. Ronan wears his heart on his sleeve and I loved watching them fall in love. They were meant to be.

The Daddy kink was done well given the large age gap between them. It didn’t feel forced.

The scenes between them were on fire. I loved the spice. Daddy Ronan, Christ, I’d let him have his way with me 🥵

I loved that we got to see more of Eden and Geo. It was nice to see more depth to them and I’m looking forward to Madame’s book next.

Ronan was always going to find out the truth. I got that it was hard for Daisy to tell him after the way he was treating her, but he also needed to know. I was upset at his reaction, but it was also understandable. The characters are so good that you really feel the emotions with what they’re going through.

The ending was brilliant. I loved how things turned out and it was fantastic to see Ronan and Daisy getting their happy ending. They were meant to be.

Overall, this book is absolutely fantastic. It’s my favourite of the series so far because Daddy Ronan is perfection.

I would definitely recommend it.

My rating: 5/5*

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Dirty Daddies by Jade West

This is a standalone book.

Some bad girls need a firm hand to keep them in line.
I’m bad enough to need two.

Two older men who can teach me a lesson when I misbehave.
Two hot bodies to keep me warm in bed at night.
Two best friends who can learn to share a filthy-mouthed little brat like me.

After all… dirty girls need very dirty daddies.

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Carrie Wells is nothing but trouble.

She’s wild and difficult. Not worth anyone’s time.

Carrie Wells is a beautiful little brat. She’s also a vulnerable young adult on my case list.

She’s half my age and totally off limits. I’m breaking every rule in the book by giving her somewhere to stay when she’s out on the streets with nowhere to go. And I’m breaking every rule of friendship by holing her up in my best friend Jack’s house while he’s away on business.

I thought life was difficult enough when I fell for the girl, but it gets a whole lot harder when Jack comes home early and finds a beautiful stranger causing chaos in his house.

And a whole lot harder still when he falls for her too.

He’s the one guy on this planet I’d share my last supper with. I’d share it gladly.

I’m just not so sure how I feel about sharing Carrie Wells.

I enjoyed this book. The characters were great with a good plot and great spice.

This was a bit of a slow-burn to start, but it built in tension and allowed you to get to know the characters.

Everyone saw Carrie as a problem, but nobody knew why and what had happened until Jack and Mike took the time to understand her.

I loved seeing Mike fighting with his emotions and moral judgment. He saw something in Carrie that nobody else did. I also loved seeing Jack getting to know her.

When they both gave in, the spice was great. You could see the emotion and connection on the page.

I loved how the story progressed and how it ended. They all had good character developments.

Overall, I enjoyed this book and I would definitely recommend it.

My rating: 4/5*

Sugar Daddies by Jade West

This is a standalone book.

A sugar daddy website doesn’t seem a sound basis for an A1 life plan, but I’m a small town girl with big dreams, and there’s this one advert, this one crazy advert I can’t stop thinking about…

Two hot guys seeking their Little Miss Right.
Someone who can entertain them, amuse them, fit in with their corporate schedule.
And sex. They want sex.
Lots of sex.
Bonus, right? One major dose of epic win.

Of course, guys like Carl and Rick have their conditions. One being that they come together, or not at all.
Hell, I can live with that.

And there are no skeletons in their designer closet, none that I can find.
Just two hot sugar daddies, with particular tastes, nothing to worry about.

Until Carl and Rick spill the big one, the one that sends the girls running. A whole string of them before me, running to the hills without so much as a backward glance.

Maybe I should run, too. Thanks but no thanks, see you around, guys, nice knowing you.
But I’m already in way too deep for that.

I really enjoyed this book. It had the usual Jade West vibes, but the character depth was far deeper than usual which took me by surprise. It made me love it more.

Katie was a great character. I loved how she was very independent and strong-willed. Carl and Rick were also brilliant characters. Each one of them had so much depth and development.

I loved how they met and it was great to watch their feelings grow towards each other. Rick and Carl were already in a stable relationship but they wanted more.

The scenes between them were brilliant and hot. MM scenes usually aren’t my thing, but they worked well here. I loved the connection between them and Katie slipped right in like she belonged. Everyone loved everyone.

The plot with her family was a good addition, especially with Carl and Rick. It was nice to see everything work out in the end, even after what happened. It was definitely a happy ending.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this book. The characters were brilliant and I enjoyed the story.

My rating: 5/5*

Daddy’s Dirty Boss by Jade West

This is a standalone book.

I’ve known my daddy’s boss since I was nothing more than a little girl staring up at him with big wide eyes in my parents’ backyard.
I’ve known my daddy’s boss as a powerful, smart, amazing millionaire businessman for as long as I can remember.
And now I’m older. Old enough to take a summer job of my own alongside him, as his assistant. His good girl assistant.
Old enough to learn from him, listen to him, and try my best to make him smile.
Old enough that I now want my daddy’s boss so much it hurts.

It’s only when I start to catch the way he looks at me right back that the little flutter in my tummy tickles harder. Moves lower. Turns naughtier.
Because Mr Lindon isn’t quite the man I thought he was. Not even close.
It turns out that Mr Lindon isn’t just my daddy’s boss.
He’s my daddy’s dirty boss…

And now he’s the boss of me too.

I enjoyed this book. It was a typical Jade West story with good characters and filthy spice.

I liked Miles. He knew that he was dirty with dirty preferences. I liked how he had known Faith for most of her life, but he had kept their relationship as it should. Or at least tried to. After the incident on her 16th when she saw him, he kept a distance, but when she started working for him in the summer, she made it hard for him not to see how much she had grown up. She was a woman and not the little girl her parents made her out to be.

Faith acted a little young for her age at times, but that was because of her parents. They made it impossible for her to properly grow up and be free to act her age. She did know her own mind though and was mature enough to know her feelings. She had a crush on him forever and the moment she started working with him, she knew what she wanted. She made it hard for him, even when he fought it. She didn’t even need to try that hard really. He was just attracted to the young women she had grown into. It didn’t help that he knew her personality and already liked that.

As wrong as their relationship may have seemed, they were good together. She knew her own mind and she was old enough. He tried to do the right thing even though he lost. He couldn’t fight the spark between them.

I liked how he was the only one to see her talents and to truly listen to what she wanted. Her parents wrapped her in bubble wrap and tried pushing her into a career she didn’t want. They refused to accept that she was growing up. Miles saw her for who she really was and encouraged her to chase her dreams.

The spice between them was hot and filthy. Miles wasn’t gentle about taking her virginity and maybe he did take advantage a bit, but she did know her own mind and she wanted him. She wanted to please him and wanted to take whatever he gave. However filthy it was, they were both happy and that’s what should matter.

However wrong the relationship was, they fell in love. He proved that he would do anything for her and vice versa. They deserved each other in the end and I was glad that they stuck by their feelings and went for it.

Overall, I enjoyed reading this book. It’s a typical Jade West story with filthy spice, so if you like her other books, I would definitely recommend this.

My rating: 4/5*

Latte Darling by S.J. Tilly

This is the second book in the Darling series which can also be read as a standalone.

I have a nice life – living in my hometown, owning the coffee shop I’ve worked at since I was 16.

It’s comfortable.

On paper.

But I’m tired of doing everything by myself. Tired of being in charge of every decision in my life.

I want someone to lean on. Someone to spend time with. Sit with. Hug.

And I really don’t want to go to my best friend’s wedding alone.

So, I signed up for a dating app, and agreed to meet with the first guy that messaged me.

And now here I am, at the bar.

Only it’s not my date that just sat down in the chair across from me. It’s his dad.

And holy hell, he’s the definition of Silver Fox. If a Silver Fox can be thick as a house, have piercing blue eyes and tattoos from his neck down to his fingertips.

He’s giving me Big Bad Wolf vibes. Only instead of running, I’m blushing. And he looks like he might just want to eat me whole.

I loved this book. It was a sweet story with great characters and plenty of spice.

Daddy Axel was just 🥵. He was perfect. I loved how thoughtful and protective he was. Maddie was a great character and I loved how down-to-earth she was. Maddie and Axel were made to each other.

I loved how they met. Axel had no shame, and rightfully so. I loved how they grew close and embedded themselves into each other’s lives. It was natural for them.

The story was good seeing Maddie learn to trust him and seeing Axel learn to open up. The spice between them was hot and Daddy Axel don’t half know how to talk in the bedroom.

Overall, this was a sweet, hot story. Maddie and Axel are brilliant characters. I would definitely recommend this book.

My rating: 5/5*

His Private Assistant (Billionaire Office Romance) (Thorn Brothers Series Book 1) by Sissi Grandeur

This is the first book in the Thorn Brothers Series.

“Believe me, Electra, when I say this will be an entirely new experience for you.”

And he is right. It is something different, forbidden, and exciting. It is thrilling, sensual, and provocative.
Even when I’m afraid of the unknown, I feel safe. He protects me, cherishes me, and adores me. And at the end of the night, I know that I’m his.

Electra has been a private assistant at Thorn Enterprises for years. She loves her job, and has a great relationship with her boss. However, her usually peaceful life is turned upside down when the current CEO retires and is replaced by his oldest son, Sebastian Thorn.

From the first moment Electra lays her eyes on Bastian, she is enchanted by him; drawn to him. He is like a magnet for her. She can’t get him out of her head. But his behavior toward her is despicable, pushing her to be one step away from quitting her job. She stays to give her boss one final chance, and in return, he rewards her by giving her the most unforgettable experience of her life.

I enjoyed reading this book. The story was good and I liked the characters.

I loved Electra. She was a good character and I loved seeing her thoughts and feelings slowly develop towards Bastian. She knew nothing of his lifestyle, but she was willing to learn. He almost pushed her to the edge, but she gave him a chance which paid off in the end.

I liked Bastian. He was a bit of a grump, especially at the beginning in the office. He made things hard for her until he laid his offer out on the table. I loved the softer more affection side of him and the fact that it was Electra who brought that out of him. I just wished that there was more chapters in his POV.

The scenes between them were steamy. I loved seeing Bastian introducing her to the lifestyle and teaching her about her new role. I liked how Electra pushed his buttons at times. She enjoyed everything he did, even most of the punishments.

There was only small things which stopped me from giving this five stars. I felt the first chapter served no relevance. Yes, it was a new experience for Electra, but it had nothing to do with the rest of the story. I just didn’t see it’s relevance. I also didn’t like the overuse of the word orbs. There are a lot of different ways to describe eyes so it could have been shaken up a little instead of repeating the same word over.

I also get that this was a HFN, but the ending seemed very abrupt. I loved how things progressed and seeing him finally show her his true feelings, but I just felt that it needed something more. The ending just came out of nowhere.

Overall, I enjoyed this book and loved the characters. The scenes were hot and I enjoyed the story. It was a fun quick read and I would recommend it.

My rating: 4/5*

Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas

This is a standalone book.

JORDAN

He took me in when I had nowhere else to go.

He doesn’t use me, hurt me, or forget about me. He doesn’t treat me like I’m nothing, take me for granted, or make me feel unsafe.

He remembers me, laughs with me, and looks at me. He listens to me, protects me, and sees me. I can feel his eyes on me over the breakfast table, and my heart pumps so hard when I hear him pull in the driveway after work.

I have to stop this. It can’t happen.

My sister once told me there are no good men, and if you find one, he’s probably unavailable.

Only Pike Lawson isn’t the unavailable one.

I am.

PIKE

I took her in, because I thought I was helping.

She’d cook a few meals and clean up a little. It was an easy arrangement.

As the days go by, though, it’s becoming anything but easy. I have to stop my mind from drifting to her and stop holding my breath every time I bump into her in the house. I can’t touch her, and I shouldn’t want to.

The more I find my path crossing hers, though, the more she’s becoming a part of me.

But we’re not free to give into this. She’s nineteen, and I’m thirty-eight.

And her boyfriend’s father.

Unfortunately, they both just moved into my house.

I loved this book. The story was brilliant and I loved the characters.

Jordan was a brilliant character. She was strong and mature for her age. She knew her own mind and how she felt. I loved her quirks and I loved that she didn’t change herself for Pike. Her wouldn’t want her too. Cole practically pushed her into Pikes arms with how he treated her. I loved the banter and conversations that Pike and Jordan had. She pushed his buttons and it was exactly what he needed after being alone for so long.

Pike, my God, that man was perfection. I love that he was a solitary grump, and you have to admire how hard working he is. He was perfect. I loved how he and Jordan first met and that chemistry which was instantly there. They were perfect together from the start. They knew that each other was off-limits and I loved how he didn’t make a move until Cole was out of the picture. He loved his son, but how could he deny the spark between him and Jordan when she was still living in his house? He refused to let her leave because he loved having her around. It was more than a physical connection between them. It was companionship.

This was definitely a slow burn, but once it got to the steam, it was worth the wait. There weren’t too many scenes between them, but the ones that were there were enough to satisfy. They were hot and they displayed exactly how much Pike and Jordan were meant to one another.

Pike frustrated me at the end when he lacked the courage to be honest. I think he needed to lose her to realise what he had. It also allowed the relationship between him and Cole to not be completely shattered so it did work out best. It was just frustrating because they loved each other and I was routing for them to get a HEA. I loved it when he found Jordan and gave her the speech of a century. I would have fallen back into his arms too after that.

The ending was perfect, especially with the epilogue. Slow burns often frustrate me because I love the action, but this one was perfect. The characters were fantastic and I loved the story.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this book.

My rating: 5/5*