The Ivy Lessons (Ivy Lessons Series Book 1) by SK Quinn

This is the first book in the Ivy Lessons series.

When I won a student place at Ivy College, I couldn’t believe my luck. One of the most famous drama schools in London, Ivy College is a beautiful castle-like building set in roaming green grounds. I’ve been given a full-scholarship – enough for my college fees, full-board, plus a whole new wardrobe. But there’s a problem. Ivy College is owned by famous, British actor, Marc Blackwell. Impossibly handsome and indie-star sexy, Marc teaches us once a week. Known for his strict classes and belief in discipline, Marc has a reputation for being arrogant and aloof. Yet despite his cool reputation, sparks fly when our eyes meet. Marc is cold. But he is also fascinating. His eyes go deep into my soul and I can’t look away. Sometimes, our hands touch. and I don’t pull back. And Marc’s strict discipline sends shivers down my spine. I want more, but this May to December romance is totally forbidden. A student cannot fall in love with her teacher …

I loved reading this book. The characters were fantastic and the storyline was great. I’m a fan of forbidden teacher/student relationship books and this one definitely didn’t let me down.

Oh my God, Marc Blackwell was the best. He’s such a dark, broody character and I loved him. I enjoyed watching him grow close to Sofia and I loved how he always had her best intentions at heart. Sofia is a great character as well.

I loved watching them grow closer. Marc knows that it’s wrong and he tries to fight it. Sofia is adamant though. Neither of them want to fight the spark between them. I loved the scenes between them as well. Marc’s such an alpha male and I loved it.

The storyline was good. I’d like to learn more about Marc and what’s made him so dark and craving control. We’ve only seen rough glimpses really regarding his father and upbringing. I like how Marc wants to protect Sofia from everything, especially the press. Ultimately, she needs to decide at the end regarding taking things further with him.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I’m looking forward to the next book in the series. Marc and Sofia were great characters and the storyline was good. I would definitely recommend this book.

My rating: 5/5*

Dirty Together (The Dirty Billionaire Trilogy Book 3) by Meghan March

This is the third and final book in the Dirty Billionaire Trilogy.

My wife. I love saying those words. She’s mine, and if she thinks I’m going to let her run without tracking her down and bringing her back to where she belongs—with me—then she’s about to be introduced to a new reality. Because I’ll fight dirty to give her the happily ever after she deserves.

I enjoyed reading this book. It was a good which read with great characters and a good storyline.

I love Creighton. He is such a likable man. He would literally do anything for Holly. He might have a big ego and be a typical rich guy, but his love for his wife was endearing. He gave her the freedom to follow her dreams her way. Holly was strong willed and feisty, but it took her too long to trust Creighton.

I loved how their relationship grew from something impulsive to something real. Watching them fall in love was great. They had a clear spark from the start and it was good to see them finally open up and communicate in this book. They started tackling everything together.

Overall, this was an enjoyable series and I would definitely recommend it.

My rating: 4/5*

Dirty Pleasures (The Dirty Billionaire Trilogy Book 2) by Meghan March

This is the second book in the Dirty Billionaire Trilogy.

 I did it. I married a billionaire. My reasons are my own, but the last thing I expected was to feel owned. I may have taken vows, but I’m still determined to be me. Now his rules are taking over my world, but I’m not the kind of girl to just obey. There’s only one problem: I might actually be falling for him…I have no idea how this marriage is going to go, but holding onto a piece of myself while succumbing to his dirty pleasures is shaping up to be the ride of a lifetime.

I enjoyed this book. It was a quick, easy read with great characters and a good story.

Creighton is a great character. He might be bossy and a little arrogant, but he’s also incredibly thoughtful and possessive. It’s quite endearing. He goes out of his way to give Holly what she needs and he’s not actually getting the appreciation he deserves. Holly is great because she’s strong and feisty, but her trust issues are clouding her. She thinks she isn’t good enough and it convinced that it isn’t real. It’s a typical case of not communicating.

Both of them need to be honest with each other, and then they might get somewhere. Their relationship is developing well, and then they hit bumps because of not being honest. If she knew what he’s done for her, she might not be so closed towards him. Her actions at the end definitely were too impulsive and didn’t give him a chance. She just needs to talk to him and vice versa.

The storyline is good and I’m looking forward to seeing how it develops in the last book. The characters are great and I would definitely recommend this book.

My rating: 4/5*

Finders Keepers (The Alex Drake Series Book 4) by Lexxi James

This is the fourth book in the Alex Drake series

No woman ever held billionaire Alex Drake’s interest …
Not like the baby sister of his good friend Jack.

The sassy junior analyst should have been off limits …
Of course she caught his eye.
But she did more than that.

Madison Taylor stole his heart.

It’s time for him to prove the lengths he’ll go
To give her what she wants.

Deliver the reason her brother lost his life during their last mission.
Give her the answer …
Or die trying.

I enjoyed reading this book. The characters are great and the story is good. It was a enjoyable quick read.

I love Alex and Madison. It great seeing their relationship develop and Alex is the absolute best towards her. I love how they keep each other grounded. It been great watching the love between them grow.

I love Paco. He is such an important person in both Alex and Madison’s life and it was great to see him get his answers as much as they both did. It was also great to add him get some happiness at the end.

The storyline was good. I liked it all slowly coming together, and yet there was still some twists and turns. Jordan has become such a likable character, and yet still fairly mysterious. You never knew who’s side she was truly on.I enjoyed learning more about her as the story developed, and seeing her confess enough to Alex and Madison.

The ending was perfect, but we still don’t know the full truth about Jack with the chip still not being decoded. Hopefully we find out in the next book.

Overall, I’ve loved reading this series and have proper binge read it. Now I have to wait for the next book to come out. The characters and great and the storyline is good, so I would definitely recommend this series.

My rating: 4/5*

Burned (The Alex Drake Series Book 3) by Lexxi James

This is the third book in the Alex Drake series.

A billionaire’s routine day at the office…

Make hundred million dollar deals.


Stake a claim on Madison Taylor and Manhattan with a quick seduction from the luxury of your fifty-second floor office. 

Check and check.

Discover an ex-operative is making the moves on your girl to lure her into a dangerous spy-game involving a certain three-letter agency.


It’s just another day where Alex Drake has a hard decision to make.

Snuff out the flame … or give in to the heat?

I enjoyed reading this book. It led on from the others well with a good story and great characters.

I love Alex and Madison. It’s good to see how their relationship has progressed, especially with their engagement. Alex is such a catch, willing to do anything for her. I love how she doesn’t rely on him though.

The storyline is good with finding out more about Jack and what happened. Jordan Stone coming into the story made things interesting, and yet, there are still a few unanswered questions. It was a great ending with Jacks service being recognised and I was so happy to see Paco get acknowledged too. I do love his character and his relationship with both Alex and Madison.

Once again, I just prefer books written in first POV because I feel it gives you a more personal connection with the characters.

The story and characters are still good and I would recommend this book. It was an enjoyable quick read.

My rating: 4/5*

Exposed (The Alex Drake Series Book 2)

This is the second book in the Alex Drake series.

Thirty days.
That’s how long it takes to get to know a billionaire in his natural habitat.
Move in with him. Get to know him better. Discover the real Alex Drake.
At least, that’s what he told Madison Taylor.

Thirty days.
To earn her trust.
To peel back her defenses.
To unravel her desires.
And to let her in on a little secret.

The reason she’s in his life.

I enjoyed reading this book. The story was good and the characters are good. It was a nice quick read.

I found this one better than the first. There was more connection to the characters, especially when Alex and Paco came clean about everything. Alex is a great character. I loved watching his feelings grow towards Madison. Madison is a great character as well. She knows he’s hiding something, but she’s giving him the time to tell her. I think what happened wasn’t surprising when he kept putting it off.

Paco is great. I love his relationship with Alex, and I love how close he’s getting to Madison. I enjoyed seeing how be fitted into overall the picture when everything came out.

Once again, my only problem is the POV that it’s written in. It’s just a personal preference that I prefer books in first person. The story and characters are still great and I definitely want to read the next book. I would recommend it.

My rating: 4/5*

Access (The Alex Drake Series Book 1) by Lexxi James

This is the first book in the Alex Drake series.

When seclusive billionaire Alex Drake sets his sights on Madison, obsession takes over.
Unlocking his world was easy.
Seducing her was inevitable.
But securing her heart might be impossible.
He’s ready to give in to her every desire except for one.
The only thing she wants.
An answer.
To a tiny question.
Why her?

This was a quick enjoyable read. The story was good and the characters were good.

I liked Madison. She’s a very down to earth character with her bad luck and thoughts at the beginning of the book. You can’t blame her for falling into Alex’s lure when he made it so hard not to.

I liked Alex. He’s great and so very sweet. I am wondering what his secret is though. You can guess that it has something to do with a promise and probably related to her brother. He made it impossible for Madison to deny him, being incredibly thoughtful and spoiling her. He does sweep in and change things for her very quickly though, but hey, he does also seem like a good catch. I don’t blame Madison for giving him the 30 days and going along with it.

My only comment would be that I prefer book written in first-person POV. I think it would have elevated the characters and given you a stronger connection to them. That’s a personal preference though.

The story was still good and the characters were great. It was a enjoyable quick read and I am looking forward to reading the next book. I would definitely recommend it.

My rating: 4/5*

The Ritual by Shantel Tessier

This is a standalone book


I vow. You vow. We vow.

Barrington University is home of the Lords, a secret society that requires their blood in payment. They are above all—the most powerful men in the world. They devote their lives to violence in exchange for power. And during their senior year, they are offered a chosen one.

People think growing up with money is freeing, but I promise you, it’s not. My entire life has been planned out for me. I never got the chance to do what I wanted until Ryat Alexander Archer came along and gave me an option for a better life. He offered me what no one else ever had—freedom.

I chose to be his. He made me believe that anyway, but it was just another lie. A way that the Lords manipulate you into doing what they want.

After being sucked into the dark, twisted world of the Lords, I embraced my new role and allowed Ryat to parade me around like the trophy I was to him. But like all things, what started out as a game soon became a fight for survival. And the only way out was death.

I absolutely loved reading this book. The storyline was brilliant and the characters were amazing.

Ryat was such a good character. He was swoon worthy, dominant in all the right ways, fierce, dark, delicious, and yet passionate. I was a little sceptical of his motives at first when it came to Blake. As the story untold, it became clear of the arrangement, but it soon developed into something real and I loved watching their relationship grow. He became obsessed with here in such an edearing way. I loved that she became his world.

Blake was a strong character. She stood up for herself, but she was also forced into things and given no choice. I loved how she handled Ryat. There were too many secrets and lies, and it took a long time for everything to come out in the open.

The spice between them was on another level. Ryat, Christ, that man. He would make anyone melt. I loved reading the scenes between them, and the variety to them. Then seeing it grow into something so real was the icing on the cake.

The story was brilliant and I loved the secret society thing. There were twists and turns along the way, some of which I never saw coming. I loved diving deeper in the Lords and the settings were all great. It was great seeing Ryat and Blake fight everything which came their way.

Overall, this book was fantastic. The storyline and characters were brilliant and this was a deliciously dark, fantastic read. I would definitely recommend it.

My rating: 5/5*

Tyrant (The Villetti Chronicles Book 1) by Sarah Bailey

This is the first book in the Villetti Chronicles.

What would you do if you killed someone?

Normal people wouldn’t go running to the prodigal son of a mafia kingpin for help.
I’m not exactly normal.

The daughter of a gang leader embroiled in a turf war. One that has me caught in the crossfire. When you have nowhere else to turn, who better to protect you than someone your own father will never suspect.

Zayn Villetti isn’t a man I should make a deal with. Especially not one involving becoming his little pet.
He demands I obey him in all things.
I’ve never been one to submit.

I have a feeling the man I’ve known most of my life will be my downfall. With his obligations to his family and my presence throwing his world into disarray. My question is… will I be his?

I absolutely loved reading this book. the characters were fantastic and the storyline was great.

I love Zayn. Christ, that man was perfect. He was demanding, tough and dark, and yet he was everything. He gave everything to Ari. He loved hard and would literally burn the world down for her. What isn’t perfect about that?

Ari was a great character. She pushed his buttons in the right way and grew to understand him. I loved watching her feelings slowly grow towards him, developing from platonic to sexual. It was brilliant when he finally gave in. I quite liked the daddy dynamic. It suited Zayn’s personality and Ari melted into the role well. He liked her pushing his buttons and she enjoyed his retaliation. The ending was good as well and I liked what he offered her. It was perfect for them.

The story was great from her murder at the beginning, to his family and father. It brought Zayn and Ari closer together. They both needed each other. As I said, he would burn down the world down for her.

Overall, I absolutely loved this story. The characters were brilliant and the plot developed well. I’m looking forward to reading the next book about his brother. I would definitely recommend this book.

My rating: 5/5*

Owned by Magic (Ruled by Magic Book 2) by Zara J Black

This is the second book in the Rules by Magic series.

I’ll be safe in the prince’s bed, from everyone but him.

I stole from a brutal street gang, and now they want me dead. There’s only one place they can’t touch me. The palace. But safety comes at the cost of my freedom. I’ll sell myself as a courtesan, serve for five years, and leave with enough money to pay my debt.

Crown Prince Adante wields his power like a knife, and when his gaze turns my way, I know he could destroy me. An innocent mistake earns his attention—along with bruised knees and a painful punishment.

I should listen to the others. I shouldn’t catch his eye again. But I’ve always courted danger, and in the prince, I see a chance at power and revenge. He loves to gamble—sadistic games of pleasure and pain.

All I can wager are my body, mind, and soul. And I play to win.

I really enjoyed this book. The characters are brilliant and the storyline was good.

I went into this book unsure about how I would find Adante. He came across as a right dick in the last book so I was half expecting to hate him. It’s safe to say that I was pleasantly surprised.

Adante was a brilliant character. You understood him more in this book. He started out as a bit of a dick and was a little harsh at times, but as the story progressed, you slowly understood him. Talia was a great character. She was strong, independent and intelligent. I like how her relationship with the Prince grew. They were both using each other and then it became something real. The spice between them was brilliant as well.

It was interesting to see how things progressed from his point of view regarding the events at the end of the last book. The King seems to be the one feeding the fire here, and clearly Adante and Leo don’t know each others thoughts. The situation could be easily fixed really without the whole ordeal with occurred if they just communicated without the King being a dick.

I’m looking forward to reading the next book and seeing how everything pans out.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this book. The series is great with fantastic characters.

My rating: 5/5*