Praise (Salacious Players’ Club) by Sara Cate

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

He calls me perfect.

His flawless pet.

His good girl.

Broken down and wounded by my emotionally neglectful ex, I wanted someone to tell me I was good enough.

Then, I stumbled into a new job with a boss who brings me to my knees—literally. He has me do things a real secretary would never do.

Emerson Grant tells me I’m more than just good enough.

I’m worthy of his praise.

There are a million reasons why I should stay away. The owner of the Salacious Players’ Club is not just my new boss, he’s twice my age.

And my ex-boyfriend’s father.

With him, I am treasured. I am adored. I am his.

I’m a good girl, but I’m falling for the wrong man.

Emerson Grant knows what he wants—

And he wants me.

So how far will I go to hear his approval?

This book was far better than I expected. It was brilliant with fantastic characters and a good storyline.

Emerson Grant. Holy shit, where do I find one? He was a fantastic character. He’s so alpha male and yet incredibly caring. He ticks every box. Charlotte was a great character as well. They meet under unusual circumstances, Emerson mistaking her for someone else. They just click though, the spark there from the beginning. I loved watching her grow and becoming stronger during the book.

The sexual tension was almost painful to read. I understand their reservations because of Beau, but it just kept building and building. It was a relief when they finally gave in. I loved the dynamic between them and how it developed. Emerson became a little frustrating over not telling his son, but you could also understand it a little. Only a little. Honestly, Beau didn’t deserve an explanation. It wasn’t his place after how he treated her. You can’t help who you fall in love with, right?

It’s safe to say that if you didn’t have a praise kink before this book, you probably will after. Good that man, I really don’t blame Charlotte for falling for him.

The plot was good and developed well. The scenes were smoking hot when they eventually gave in to the tension, but there was more on top of the sex. Family was at the core of it with gaining understanding and acceptance from everyone.

Overall, I really enjoyed the book and would definitely recommend it. The characters were brilliant, the scenes were hot and the storyline was good.

My rating: 5/5*

Teacher’s Toy (Loftry University Playthings Book 1) by Vivian Murdoch

This is the first book in the Loftry University Playthings series.

She’s my student and my obsession.

Melody is a good girl, a model student, and the center of my filthy fantasies.

Loftry University’s discipline is highly unusual, especially when it comes to cheaters, and I want nothing more than to punish Melody to the full extent of my ability.

Unfortunately, she’s too honest to ever earn the kind of discipline I crave giving her… which means it’s time to stack the odds in my favor.

I enjoyed reading this book. The characters were good and I liked the storyline.

Melody was a good character although I felt she lacked a little backbone at times. It was interesting seeing her fall into his trap and battle with her decision to accept to become a submissive.

I liked Professor Jeremy Richards. He knew what he wanted and he went for Melody, capturing her in his trap. I enjoyed seeing him come to realise how he felt towards her. His internal battle over his feelings was good to read.

They were good together, although I would have liked to see a little more depth and development to their characters. It was just lust filled sex between them.

I liked the storyline and the secret society within the University, and the scenes were hot.

I just would have liked a little more. He realised how much he needed her at the end, but it was purely sex between them up until that point. I would have liked seeing them actually get to know each other and seeing a little more emotion develop between them rather than just in their heads.

Overall, I enjoyed reading this book and the storyline and characters were good. It was a quick easy read and I would recommend it.

My rating: 4/5*

Priest: A Love Story by Sierra Simone

This is the first book in the Priest series which is a standalone.

There are many rules a priest can’t break. A priest cannot marry. A priest cannot abandon his flock. A priest cannot forsake his God.

I’ve always been good at following rules.

Until she came. Then I learned new rules.

My name is Tyler Anselm Bell. I’m twenty-nine years old. Six months ago, I broke my vow of celibacy on the altar of my own church, and God help me, I would do it again.

I am a priest and this is my confession.

I really enjoyed reading this book. The characters were good and I enjoyed the storyline.

Tyler was brilliant. I loved the internal battle he was having with himself over his growing feelings for Poppy. He knew that breaking his vow was wront but his feelings and desire got the better of him.

Poppy was a good character too, but I did feel that she was a bit selfish. She knew he was a priest who had made a vow, and yet she kept pursuing and teasing him.

The scenes between them were pretty damn hot. It was obvious that they had an obvious spark and they were both clearly falling in love.

Near the end, I think Poppy was wrong to make that choice without talking to him, because he had made his mind up. It just caused them both pain in the end. Ultimately, I loved the happy ending. They both deserved happiness.

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

My rating: 5/5*

Teach Me Dirty by Jade West

This is a standalone book.

They tell me it’s unhealthy, just a stupid crush. They tell me it’s infatuation, and will never come to anything. Never mean anything.
Because what would I know, right?
I haven’t even finished school. I’m just a silly little girl.

And no little girl should want the things I want from him.
No little girl should have the thoughts I have…

But they’re wrong.
I really do love Mr Roberts.
I love Mr Roberts because he’s the most amazing man, the most amazing artist, the most amazing teacher that could ever have existed.

And what if… just what if Mr Roberts wants me, too?
What if Mr Roberts really does want to Teach Me Dirty?

I really enjoyed reading this book. The characters were great and the storyline was good.

I am a fan of teacher-student romance books, but usually not with large age gaps, however this book was brilliant.

I loved Helen and Mark Roberts. Both of them were brilliant and I loved having both of their points of view. Helen was mature for her age, and she knew exactly what she wanted and how she felt. She had moments, but she was only eighteen. She definitely knew her own mind though. Mark knew it was wrong with his position, but he came to accept his feelings. I absolutely loved him. He just wanted what’s best for her, regardless of his feelings towards her. Ultimately, what’s best for both of them was being together.

I absolutely loved watching them grow together, and it was brilliant reading him teach her in more ways than one. They connected on every level, heart and soul. He taught her in the bedroom as well as in the classroom, and they also found friendship with each other. He helped her grow as a person, and she helped him grow. They changed each others lives. I loved the art aspect and how they spoke about it and expressed it. There was true emotion in this book.

I found Lizzie annoying until the end with her confession. After that I could understand her actions and I did feel sorry for her.

Her dad’s reaction was hard, but it was also realistic. He saw what anyone would have. Reading the book, you know different because their feelings were real and you’ve seen inside their thoughts. I loved how it spiraled out from there, and ultimately, I loved her mums love for her daughter and how they fixed everything. Helen needed Mark and her mum knew it after seeing her heart broken.

This book was brilliant because it had emotion. It shows that you really can’t help who you fall in love with. Sometimes two people just click, and belong together.

I would definitely recommend this book.

My rating: 5/5*

Professed by Nicola Rendell

This is a standalone.

At a secret masked ball at Yale, Naomi Costa is literally swept off her stiletto-blistered feet by a man with a killer jawline, a perfect body, and an even-better kiss. They bust out of an emergency exit and have axis-shaking sex. He pours whiskey in her belly button and after they run out of condoms, they have to get creative. That kind of sex.

The next day, she learns that he is none other than Dr. Benjamin Beck, a brand new member of the Yale faculty and the hottest thing to happen to academia since… well, ever. She has to take his damned junior seminar to graduate, but it gets worse. He’s also her College Master: her boss, her advisor, her everything. And he’s just moved in, right downstairs.

They can’t stay away from each other. They’re either fusion or fission or both. They’re making out in libraries, hiding notes between stones, and sneaking off to nautically themed AirBnbs. Hear that sound? It’s the academic code of ethics going up in flames.

If they’re found out, he’ll lose his job and his reputation. She’ll lose her scholarship and be forced to return to the life of lobster fishing that she thought she’d escaped.

And they will be found out, yes they will.

So what the hell are they going to do?

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

Naomi was a good character. She was very down to earth and I liked how her background was a little different to everyone else at that University.

I absolutely loved Ben. He was also very down to earth, and like Naomi, he was different to the other staff. He learnt from Naomi, and learnt about himself. He discovered things he didn’t believe existed. I liked seeing him learn about his feelings.

Together, they had an instant spark. I loved seeing there relationship develop, and they were pretty hot together.

The storyline was good with the forbidden aspect. They truly fell in love, and found ways to be together. I’m not normally a fan of age gaps that big, but it worked between these two. The spark was undeniable between them.

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

My rating: 4/5*

Voyeur (Voyeur series Book 1) by Fiona Cole

This is a standalone novel, but the first in the Voyeur series.

I didn’t know she was my student the first time I paid to watch her at Voyeur.

Once she walked into my classroom, another smiling college freshman, I knew I should stop going. Stop watching.

But I couldn’t do it. Everything about her makes me want more, and once I realize she wants me too, the temptation becomes irresistible.

The worst part is that she has no idea her professor is the one watching behind the glass.

I just have to hope that once she finds out the truth, she wants the same thing I do. Because now that I’ve seen all of her, I can’t look away.

I really enjoyed this book. The characters were great and I enjoyed the storyline.

Oaklyn was a great character. I think she was far too forgiving towards her parents for using her college money, because having to work at Voyeur because of it was right. She was determined to do whatever she could to make it through the school year, and you have to admire that. Not everyone would have the guys to do what she did.

Callum was such a brilliant, complex character. At first impression, what he was doing was a little creepy. He knew she was his student, yet he still watched her there. It was a little wrong, but I loved watching them get to know each other though. Even after she knew what he was doing, she still took the time to get to know him. When we found out about his history and backstory, my heart went out to him and I started to love him. You understand why her goes there because of it. What Oaklyn did to help him was brilliant, and when he thanked her for it after, it was brilliant to read. I loved that emotional side of him. I loved watching their relationship grow and develop, especially with him overcoming his past. They were brilliant together. The epilogue was a brilliant ending.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this book. The storyline was good and the characters were great.

My rating: 5/5*

The Professor (Forbidden Encounters book 1) by Kelli Callahan

This is a standalone novel in the Forbidden Encounters series.

One night with a stranger. Then I find out who he is…

Christmas in Cancun?
Nothing can get better than that.
Until I see him.
He looks like a Christmas gift wrapped in a bow.

We talk, drink, and kiss.
That’s just the beginning.
But one lie leads to another.
It’s a lot better than telling him the truth.
What happens in Mexico, stays in Mexico.

Unless it follows you home…

I was ready for him to be a memory.
Ready to move on with my life.
Until I saw him standing in the front of my class.
Bryce? The hottest guy I’ve ever met?

He’s my professor.

I enjoyed this book. The characters were great and the storyline was ok.

Bryce was a brilliant character. He was pretty perfect. He was so nice, understanding and caring. His dad was a dick though. Abby was great as well. I loved the spark between them both, and I loved seeing their relationship develop. It was great. The ending was brilliant as well, and very romantic of Bryce.

The storyline was good, although it was heavily focused on their relationship more than an outside storyline. It only scratched on the situation with Bruce’s dad and Abbys dad, and it was only near the end that they played a part in the plot. Bryce did jump to a conclusion too rash and believed the wrong person. But he made it up in the most perfect way. I loved how it ended.

Overall, this was a nice book to read. Bryce and Abby were great and their relationship developed really well. I just think there could have been a slightly stronger storyline outside of their relationship. I would definitely recommend this book though.

My rating: 4/5*

The Professor by Serena Akeroyd

This is a standalone novel.

Forbidden fruit always tastes that much sweeter…

He was mean.



But somehow charming to everyone else. 

With Phoebe, his student? He was bitter and hard. 


He was harder. Colder. Meaner

And she had no choice but to take everything he had to give. 

A desperate act, Phoebe’s tumble from grace, and a man waiting in the wings to watch her downfall. 

The Professor is no hero. No charming knight. He’s a predator stalking his prey, and Phoebe, a college student struggling to get by, just walked into his crosshairs because even monsters have needs… 

I really enjoyed this book. The storyline was great and the characters were great.

Phoebe was a brilliant character. Her background and circumstances automatically make you sympathetic towards her. I loved how determined she was to do right for Scottie, and her relationship with Mrs Linden was really sweet.

Nicholas was a complicated character, but I really liked him. What he did was wrong, and he was unnecessarily mean, but once you dig deeper into his reasonings, you can forgive him. He went through some really tough things which made him the way he was. He was aware of his problems and he tried changing for Phoebe. His love and commitment to her was admirable.

I loved their relationship in the end. He did save her in a way, but she also saved him. It was twisted, and it wasn’t exactly perfect given what he done, but they worked. They were a lovely couple and I loved the development. I loved the last few chapters, seeing the stages of their relationship develop, and I was really happy with how everything ended.

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

My rating: 5/5*

Enigma: The Complete Collection by Shandi Boyes

This is the complete, 4 book boxset of the Enigma series.


Unraveling an Enigma

Enigma: The Mystery Unmasked

Enigma: The Final Chapter

During a chance meeting, Isabelle Brahn fell at Isaac Holt’s feet—literally. His enigmatic personality, dominant nature, and all-round sexiness were qualities she had only ever dreamed about. Although certain his unique-colored eyes were sheltering an arsenal of pained secrets, the immediate connection between her and the hot, brooding businessman was undeniable.

With lines crossed and dates penciled in, things were set to get roasting. . . until fate intervened. Even being her first week on the job won’t alter the facts: federal agents aren’t allowed to date their targets.

I really enjoyed reading this series. The storyline was great and the characters were great.

Isabelle was a great character. She was genuine and strong willed. Isaac was brilliant too. He was so broody and fierce, but Isabelle brought out the best in him. I loved the spark between them and loved seeing it grow and develop.

The storyline was good. Isabelle is an FBI agent who’s meant to be investigating him, only she learns so much more and he’s not the man they think he is. I liked the little twists that kept popping up every so often.

I loved Hugo. He wa such a great character. I loved his friendship with Isabelle, and also his relationship with Isaac. Harrow was also a great character, although she did seem to be absent in the middle of the series. With everything thst Isabelle went through, I would have liked to see more of her best friend.

The other characters were also interesting and I liked how they all seemed to have a link between Isaac and Isabelle is some way.

Overall, this was enjoyable series to read. I liked reading them as a boxset and found that they flowed really well. The storyline was great and the characters were brilliant. Isaac and Isabelle’s relationship developed brilliantly. I would definitely recommend this series.

My rating: 5/5*

Beautiful Torment (Beautiful Series Book 1) by Paige Laurens

This is the first book in the Beautiful series.

We both knew it was wrong.

But nothing has ever felt this right.

He’s a teacher.

I’m his student.

But that doesn’t stop us.

Some people fall in love at eighteen, and I guess I’m just one of them. Sometimes it lasts forever, and sometimes it ruins you. But that’s what love does, right? It makes you wish and hope for impossible things.

Luci Cunningham’s entire world is turned upside down when she walks into chemistry on the first day of school. She didn’t expect her teacher to be so… hot.

I enjoyed reading this book. The characters were good and the storyline was good.

Luci was a good character, as was Josh. The spark between them was good and I enjoyed how they were together. It was clear that there was a connection, and I enjoyed watching it build until they couldn’t keep apart. I loved the forbidden element to it.

The storyline was good. Josh did wrong though. I could kind of see where he was coming from with his actions, and I believed what he said at the end, so technically is it cheating? It doesn’t make the situation any less wrong though and I completely understand Luci’s reaction.

I’d like to see him grovel, so I’m intrigued to read the next book.

The only reason I dropped a star is because I didn’t feel as invested in the characters as I usually do. There was just something missing to stop that, although I can’t place my finger on what. That extra bit of emotional investment just wasn’t there. Nevertheless, they were still good characters and I still enjoyed the story.

Overall, I would recommend this book, especially if you like a forbidden teacher-student relationship.

My rating: 4/5*