Ruthless Creatures (Queens & Monsters Book 1) by J.T. Geissinger

This is the first book in the Queens and Monsters series.

Five years ago, my fiancé disappeared. He left me with a wedding dress I’d never wear. Left me with the kind of scars that can’t be healed. The man I built my future on vanished like a ghost. All that remained were my broken heart and a million unanswered questions.

Until a mysterious stranger arrives in town.

Tall, dark, and dangerous, Kage is as full of secrets as he is sex appeal. Though I know he’s hiding something, I’m drawn to him like a moth to flame.

Heat crackles between us with every look, desire flares into passion, and I fall hard, helpless to resist.

But then I discover he’s been sent to collect on an unpaid debt from my missing fiancé…

And that debt is me.

I loved this book. The characters were great and the story was good.

I love Kage. God, the mouth on that man. I loved how someone so tough and ruthless could also be so romantic. I loved Nat as well. She’s been through so much and get’s thrown into the crossfire without knowing why.

The story is good. You keep wondering what Kage is hiding. He should have told her earlier because the way it came out wasn’t ideal. Natalie was always going to react badly.

I loved Kage’s devotion to her. He made a choice, which was her, and he stuck by it no matter what. The spark between them was great and I loved how her always waited for her permission to do anything. The situation wasn’t ideal between them, but they had feelings that they couldn’t deny. In the end, Kage made everything right.

Sloane was brilliant as well. I loved the conversations between her and Natalie. The epilogue was great and I’m so glad that she’s getting her own book. I’m looking forward to reading it.

Overall, I enjoyed reading this book. The characters were great and I liked the storyline. I would definitely recommend it.

My rating: 5/5*

Little Dove by Layla Frost

This is a standalone book.

Where do I begin?

Oh. Yeah.

Once upon a time.

Isn’t that how all good fairy tales start?

And Maximo and I, we were definitely a fairy tale.

Not the cleaned-up, sanitized ones where life’s problems were solved with a smile and a song. We were the old-school kind. The twisted tales packed with murder, violence, and tragic beginnings.

Okay, so maybe we weren’t a traditional fairy tale. After all, Maximo was more villain than prince. He was scarily sexy. Devilishly charming. Controlling, possessive, and dangerous.

Especially when it came to me.

His little dove.

And heaven help anyone who tried to free me from my gilded cage.

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

Maximo was a fantastic character. He was caring, tough, demanding, dangerous, possessive and charming all in one. I love him. I’m not the biggest fan of the Daddy kink, but holy shit, I’d call him Daddy without a second thought.

I loved Juliet as well. She was tough after everything she’d been through, but she was also innocent and naive. I loved her growth and development through this book.

The story was great. It was a good blend of a mafia plot alongside the developing relationship between Maximo and Juliet. I enjoyed the threats that they faced and how it all stemmed from Shamus.

I loved their relationship. I loved how Maximo knew that it was wrong to want her and how he waited a year for her to turn 18. The age-gap may not have been right, but you can’t help who you fall in love with. He spent a year giving her everything she wanted. He allowed her to find who she is as a person, and then when the time was right, he made his move. He gave her the choice.

I loved watching them grow close. She grew with him and he absolutely doted on her, giving her everything she could ever want. How could you not love him? The spark between them was fantastic and I loved watching them truly fall in love.

The ending was brilliant, seeing how they were in future. Overall, this book was fantastic. The story was brilliant and the plot developed well. The characters were fantastic. I would definitely recommend this book.

My rating: 5/5*

BULL (The Buck Boys Heroes Book 1) by Deborah Bladon

This is the first book in the Buck Boys Heroes series which can also be read as a standalone.

My jerk of a boss is getting married today.
Imagine my surprise when I found out that the bride-to-be is me.

Graham Locke is cocky, condescending, and looks sinfully sexy wrapped in a thousand dollar suit.

He’s also a nightmare to work for.

When he sends me a text message asking me to meet him because he’s getting married, I laugh out loud.

Who would marry him?

It turns out I do. I literally marry my boss.

It’s not for love. I can’t say it’s entirely for money, but that does factor into my decision to become Mrs. Locke for ninety days.

Three months will fly by, right?

Wrong.

Within twenty four hours, I’m counting the seconds until I can go back to being Trina Shaw.

I persevere because I’m not one to give up even though I seriously consider it.

It doesn’t take long before I discover that my husband isn’t the man I thought he was.

The secrets he keeps hidden close to his heart may end up breaking mine.

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

I loved Graham. He is such a great character and had a brilliant development. He grew once me married Trina. It may have started out as a lie, only there to make Lloyd happy, but it grew into something real.

I loved the slow build of their relationship. They both fell for each other, but it took a long time for them to both actually admit it. It was great to read it from both of their POVs.

I love Lloyd. He was such a genuine person and his love for Graham was sweet. He was so happy seeing him happy and it was sad when he found out the truth. Ultimately, Graham and Trina did fall in love no matter how it started.

I loved the ending, seeing them happy together and married for real with their friends and family. I think they had a great development together, especially Graham.

I would definitely recommend this book.

My rating: 5/5*

Think Outside the Boss (New York Billionaires Book 1) by Olivia Hayle

This is the first book in the New York Billionaires series which can also be read as a standalone.

Thinking outside the box resulted in the best night of my life.
Until I discover the man I spent it with is my new boss.

Attending a secret party where clothes are optional wasn’t a life goal of mine.
But when the exclusive invitation ends up in my mailbox by accident… well.
Who wouldn’t be curious? It’s not like I’m going to do anything.

The handsome stranger I meet has different plans.
One glance across the crowded party, and an hour later we’re stretched out on silk.
Our night together is glorious. No names and no regrets.

But I’d forgotten there’s always a price to pay for pleasure.

I find out the cost when I start my internship.
Because who is the new venture capitalist CEO?

Tristan Conway, aka my handsome stranger.
Powerful, determined, intriguing… and single.
Oh, and he wants to see me in his office.

Thinking outside the box got me into this mess.
Now if I could just stop thinking about the boss…

I enjoyed reading this book. The characters were brilliant and I loved the story.

I love Freddie. She’s a great character and I enjoyed her journey in this book. Tristan was brilliant as well.

I loved how they both met. It started as an anonymous fling in the club, but they both felt that spark.

I loved how they tried keeping everything professional once they realised they worked in the same company. I enjoyed how things developed between them, especially with Tristan’s son. It was so natural and pure. I loved the love that developed between them.

The story was good. Everything that happened brought Tristan and Freddie closer. The ending was great seeing them decide that they wanted and loved each other. The epilogue was brilliant.

Overall, this was a enjoyable quick read. The characters are great and the story was good. I would definitely recommend it.

My rating: 5/5*

Filthy Rich Vampire (Filthy Rich Vampires Book 1) by Geneva Lee Albin

This is the first book in the Filthy Rich Vampires series.

Julian Rousseaux has a problem. He’s single, and for the world’s wealthiest vampires, the social season is about to begin. Julian would rather stake himself than participate in the marriage market. But as the eldest, eligible Rousseaux he’s expected to find a wife before the season ends—whether he likes it or not.

When cellist Thea literally stumbles into his life at a gala, he knows she’s the last person he could ever fall in love with. She’s too innocent, too kind, and way too human. But now that she knows about his world, she’s also a walking target. She needs protection. He needs a fake girlfriend to discourage overzealous vampire matchmaking.

So, Julian makes Thea an irresistible offer: pretend to be his lover and he’ll change her life. For one year, they’ll attend the season’s social events together in exchange for his protection and a way out of her mother’s crippling medical debt.

She can’t say no. But the vampire world is impossibly decadent and darker than Thea ever imagined, and Julian’s filthy rich vampire family wants her out of the way. But with each moment they share, new dangers emerge: a desire as forbidden as their stolen touches, an awakening of a long-dead heart, and secrets that could tear them both apart.

I absolutely loved reading this book. The characters were fantastic and I loved the story.

I love Julian, but I am so mad at him after the ending. He is such a gentleman. He’s almost perfect. I love Thea as well. She’s strong enough to deal with everything and she does try to put him in his place. I love her character. Julian and Thea are fantastic together. I’ve loved watching them grow and seeing their relationship develop. And then the end happened. God, I am so mad.

The plot is brilliant. Julian is using her to get out of the Rites and Thea is happy to go alone with it. It becomes real though. They belong together. I love the spark between them and I just wish that they would go the except step.

I love how vampires are in this. It’s a different spin and yet it keeps to what we know. It been brilliant to read.

I am so angry with Julian after the ending though. This was a painful cliffhanger. I can’t wait to read the next book. I swear, if Julian doesn’t get his shit together…

Actually, I’m mad at his mum. God, she sucks. He better fix his mess in the next book.

Overall, this book was brilliant. I would definitely recommend it.

My rating: 5/5*

Ivy and Roses (Ivy Lessons Book 5) by SK Quinn

This is the fifth book in the Ivy Lessons series.

An older man, younger woman romance simmers between a strict teacher and his young pupil … and a husband must be obeyed …


With a beautiful new baby to love, Sophia’s life should be complete. 
But Marc’s need to protect his family is as strong as ever, and soon Sophia feels stifled.


Against Marc’s wishes, Sophia accepts a steamy new movie role, starring opposite well-known lady’s man, Benjamin Van Rosen.


Furious that Sophia would ignore his advice, Marc insists on being in the movie too.
The movie company can hardly refuse Marc Blackwell – one of Hollywood’s most respected stars, and a man who is known for being both sought-after and highly selective.


At first, Sophia is angry that Marc is so controlling. But when she realises Marc will play the teacher to her student, she admits to being curious.


Soon, obsession, love and their older man younger woman taboo romance become intertwined, as Marc and Sophia play out their forbidden romance – both on and off camera.

I really enjoyed reading this book. I love the characters and the story is good.

I love Marc and Sofia. I’ve loved watching their relationship grow and develop. It’s been great seeing them adjust to having a baby.

The storyline was great and there was lots of drama in this one. Sofia is unsettled and restless while Marc is as controlling and protective as ever. Naturally he doesn’t want Sofia staring in the new film so he gets a part himself.

It was good seeing them practice scenes together. He taught her while the plot also followed their own life a bit.

There was drama with one of his ex things plus drama between Jen and Leo. Sofia questions her life and choices, but everything eventually works out.

I’ve loved reading this series and seeing Sofia and Marcs journey together. Their relationship has been great and this book ended well. I would definitely recommend this series as the story is great, even though it could probably do with another round of edits. I think the plot and characters are good enough that it didn’t bother me at all.

My rating: 5/5*

The Blackwell Lessons (Ivy Lessons Series 4) by SK Quinn

This is the fourth book in the Ivy Lessons series.

Marc Blackwell is as controlling as ever, and determined to keep Sophia in line. 



Sophia can only hope that her light will soften Marc’s darkness. And that as his wife she can show him what love truly means.



But one things is for certain. In marriage, Mr Blackwell is in charge. And Sophia must learn to obey …

I enjoyed reading this book. The characters are great and I love the story.

I love Marc and Sofia. It’s great seeing them settle into married life. Marc is as controlling as ever, but he also knows and accepts that Sofia is of her own mind. She knows how to deal with him.

It was interesting seeing her film her first movie and seeing how Marc dealt with it, especially with the pregnancy.

Marc has his secrets and Sofia trusts him to tell her when the time is right, but as usual, it be er works out that way. He needs to learn to just tell her. It would save a lot of problems.

It’s interesting with all the other secondary characters. I love Leo and Jen together and I loved seeing Leo and Sofia film the movie together.

Overall, I love reading this series and would definitely recommend it.

My rating: 5/5*

The Dealer (Sunsets Club Book 1) by A.N. Stauber

After matching with billionaire casino owner, Becker King, at the local sex club, Nora Williams learns that he just may be the key to dealing with her Sensory Processing Disorder.

Nora loves to beg her Sir for attention, and Becker loves praising his good little kitten.

This was a great novella to read. The characters were great and I enjoyed the story.

Nora was a great character and I liked learning about her Sensory Processing Disorder and how she dealt with it.

Becker was brilliant and I loved how he understood her. They came from different backgrounds, and yet it didn’t matter. He wanted to treat her and yet she didn’t want to rely on him. They found a good middle ground together.

I loved reading their journey and watching their relationship grow. The scenes were hot and I loved their dynamic.

Overall, this was a great, enjoyable, quick read and I would definitely recommend it.

My rating: 5/5*

Bound By Ivy (Ivy Lessons Series 3) by SK Quinn

This is the third book in the Ivy Lessons series.

An older man younger woman romance simmers between a strict teacher and his young pupil … but will forbidden love last?


When drama student, Sophia Rose, falls for her teacher – the dark and brooding Hollywood star, Marc Blackwell, she has no idea where their older man younger woman taboo romance will end. 



Drawn into Marc’s shadowy world of strict discipline and control, Sophia awakens a secret erotic self she never knew existed – and finds herself deeply, obsessively in love.


Now Marc wants Sophia to be his forever. But Sophia can’t commit to marriage without her family’s approval, and her father doesn’t trust Marc – yet. 



Sophia’s father says he will only approve of the marriage if Marc and Sophia can pass the ultimate test. Three months apart.
 Can Sophia and Marc’s May to December romance stand the separation? Or will Marc’s jealousy and Sophia’s friendship with co-star, Leo Falkirik, drive them apart?

I loved reading this book. The characters were great and I enjoyed the story.

I love how Marcs and Sofia’s relationship has grown and developed. It’s been great watching his falls cone down and to let Sofia in. His love for her is endearing.

I feel that Sofia’s dad was a little harsh. He took out his heartbreak on them which was unfair, especially considering which day it was when he gave them the ultimatum.

They found it hard, but I think it strengthened their relationship. They knew that they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together by the time the three months ended.

Even in those months, Marc was there for her in every way. I loved how he tried to be there without breaking any of her dads rules.

The story was good with the threats that Sofia faced. Marc proved that he would do anything to save her.

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

My rating: 5/5*

Where the Ivy Grows (Ivy Lessons Series Book 2) by SK Quinn

This is the second book in the Ivy Lessons series.

An older man / younger woman taboo romance simmers between a strict teacher and his young pupil … and it’s time to disobey…

When Sophia first meets Hollywood actor and Ivy College teacher, Marc Blackwell, she never dreams they’ll share a forbidden, May to December romance. 
Now, dawn is breaking and they’ve decided to tell the world of their affair.



But as paparazzi hound Sophia’s every move, Marc steps up his control – dominating Sophia in every way possible, and drawing her into his dark world of intensity and passion. 



Soon, Sophia is led into Marc’s troubled past, and shown the shadowy secrets that torment him.



However, Marc’s desire to discipline Sophia awakens her deepest fears, and she realises it’s time to disobey.


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

I absolutely love Marc Blackwell. I love how much he cares for Sofia and how he does everything he can to protect her. He didn’t listen to her views though and made decisions for her which was what pushed Sofia to disobey him. It’s what they needed for their relationship to get on the right track.

I love Sofia and how she stuck up for herself. It was hard when they separated, but she was right that she needed to make her own choices, mistakes or otherwise. I like how Marc still gave her guidance and lessons, even when they weren’t together. He still protected her. He still protected her from the paparazzi the best that he could. Sofia ultimately proved him wrong and he knew it.

It was so good seeing them get back together. They never stopped loving one another and they needed the break for it to ultimately work out for the best.

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

My rating: 5/5*