The Billionaire’s Sub by M.S. Parker

This is the first book in the series.

Moving to Hollywood after graduation was supposed to be my first step into the adult world, a chance for me to live life on my terms. It’d worked for my older sister. I just hadn’t realized how much until she shared her darkest secret with me.

When twenty-one year-old Hanna Breckenridge moves across the country to take a job as her sister’s business manager, she has no idea the culture shock she’s in for. When billionaire Cross Phillips approaches her, she’s flattered, only to find out that he’d been interested for reasons far different than anything Hanna would’ve imagined. When things take a dangerous turn, she’s forced to decide just how much she can trust this gorgeous man.

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

I liked the plot with Hanna’s sister and the revelation about her bedroom preferences. Ultimately, it led to Hanna getting to know Cross.

I loved watching her relationship with Cross grow and develop. He was a great character and I liked the balance between the plot with her sister and her growth and learning with Cross. I think they were great together and I loved watching their feelings develop.

The ending was great with Hanna telling her sister about Cross and their relationship. It was great to see them all happy together.

Overall, this book was a nice quick, easy read with great characters and a good plot. I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series. I would definitely recommend it.

My rating: 5/5*

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 preist who had made a vow, and yet she kept persuing 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*

King of Diamonds (Vegas Underground Book 1) by Renne Rose

This is the first book in the Vegas Underground series, although it can be read as a standalone.

I told her not to set foot in my casino again. I told her
to stay away. Because if I see her around my suite again,
I’ll claim her as my own.
And once I make her mine, I’m not gonna set her free.
I’m king of the Vegas underground and I take
what I want.

So she’d better run. Stay the hell away from my casino.
Or I’ll never let her go.

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

Sondra was a great character. I felt she was very down to earth, especially when Nico and Sondra first met.

Nico was great. Considering his family, he was actually quite decent. I loved seeing him fall for Sondra. They had a very clear spark between them and she was good for him. I loved watching their relationship develop to the point that he was willing to give up everything for her. The ending was great.

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

My rating: 5/5*

Brie’s Submission (4-6) (The Brie Collection Book 2) by Red Phoenix

This is the second boxset in the Brie Collection book series.

Sexy. Passionate. Mysterious.

Brie Bennett’s life becomes an exotic adventure as a newly collared submissive.

Heated Russian encounters, seductive nights bound in rope, kinky birthday fun…

Brie is living out her favorite fantasies in the loving arms of her new Master—but darkness lurks in the shadows.
Love and loyalty is about to be tested.

Can Brie survive the demons from her Master’s past?

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this boxset. The characters are brilliant and the storyline it great.

Brie is brilliant. She knows her own mind, yet is a good sub to Sir. I absolutely love Sir. He has his demons and he did take them out on Brie at tines, but ultimately, they both suit each other. I have loved watching their love and relationship develop. Both of them have grown as characters as well as grown as a couple and D/s. They’re condors.

I felt that even though Brie is the central character, every other character had their own development in this book, from Sir to Master Anderson, Ms. Clarke, Mary, Lea, Tono and everyone else. Everyone had a moment of character development.

The storyline developed brilliantly, from Brie’s film to her relationshipwoth her larents. From Tono’s situation in Japan and then ending with Master Anderson. Between Brie’s and Sir’s story, there is a storyline for all of the other characters. It makes for an overall more in depth book.

The BDSM in this book is done tastefully and is actually enlightening. Not only are the scenes hot to read, but they also educate anyone who isn’t familiar with that lifestyle.

I’m completely invested in these characters and I’m really looking forward to the next book.

Overall, I think this is a fantastic, enlightening series and I would definitely recommend it.

My rating: 5/5*

Brie’s Submission (1-3) (The Brie Collection Book 1) by Red Phoenix

This is the boxset of the first three books in the series.

Brie Bennett’s life is about to change.

An invitation to the exclusive Submissive Training Center is one she can’t turn down.

As Brie learns the art of submission under the skilled hands of a team of Dominants, her boundaries are tested and her heart is put on the line.

But as Graduation Day approaches, she can only be collared by one.

Which Dom will win her heart and … her submission?

I really enjoyed reading these books. The characters are great and I love the storyline.

Brie is a great character. She’s on a journey of self-discovery, and I really enjoyed watching her grow and develop.

I actually found the Submissive School quite interesting to read. The lessons were interesting, if not tough at times.

All of the other characters were brilliant too, from the various different Doms, to the trainers to the other subs like Lea.

Brie’s journey was also about coming to terms with her feelings. I loved seeing things develop between her and Sir. I loved the graduation ceremony and then after it when the were both learning to make this new relationship work.

I found myself becoming quite invested in them both.

My only comment would be that I prefer books written in first person POV, but with the brilliant characters and storyline, I found that it didn’t bother me much here.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this series. I’m really looking forward to reading the next book.

My rating: 5/5*

Aeson: Blue (The Atlanis Grail Novella series) by Vera Nazarian

This is a novella from The Altantis Grail series.

Aeson’s secrets revealed at last!

Before Gwen won Aeson’s heart…
Before they joined forces to protect two planets and humanity itself…
Aeson faced death on his own.
And lost.

Young Imperial Crown Prince Aeson Kassiopei. Intelligent, well-educated, perfectly isolated in his lofty rank, responsibilities, and privilege of the divine Imperial Dynasty. He’s the most powerful boy on Atlantis and he’s going into the real world for the very first time. . . .

Now just another student in Fleet Cadet School, Aeson must learn everything other people take for granted—including the basics of how to look after himself, how to interact with others his age, how to laugh, and how to make friends.

As if that wasn’t enough to boggle the mind of a confident but shy boy who’s never had a real conversation with anyone but his mother, Aeson has one more lesson ahead . . . what it’s like to fall in love.

I enjoyed this novella. It was nice to get inside of a younger Aesons head, although, I would definitely recommend reading the entire Atlantis Grail series first.

Now I am completely in love with Aeson, so it was great to get in his head and see a younger him in fleet cadet school.

I loved seeing how he met his future Astra Damien, Oalla, Erita, Ker and Xel. He obviously isn’t used to social settings with his royal upbringing so I liked seeing him learn to make friends with them. It was interesting to learn Xel’s background.

We know Elikara was important to him from reading the series, so it was nice to get to know her. Obviously, we knew that tragedy was going to happen there.

I also liked the links to how he got his black armband.

Overall, this book was a great extension to the series. I’m looking forward to Aeson: black more, mostly because I feel a little bad being in love with him when he’s so young in this book. I prefer an older Aeson.

I would definitely recommend this novella after reading the rest of The Atlantis Grail series.

My rating: 5/5*

Craving Him by M. S. Parker and Casaie Wild

This is the final book in the Serving Him series.

When I first met Dominic Snow, he literally saved me from falling. I never dreamed I’d end up working for him. And I certainly didn’t plan on falling in love with him. We were an unlikely couple, far from conventional in his social circles, but I always assumed that if we’d made it through those first couple months, nothing could break us apart.

Twenty-one year-old Aleena Davison has it all. A job she loves and that pays well. An amazing, gorgeous man who happens to be rich and everything she could ever want in a lover.
She’s put up with a lot to keep this life, but what she faces now might be too much. Can she and Dominic get through it, or will their fairy tale come crashing down around them?

I really enjoyed reading this book. It was a great end to the series and the characters were great.

Aleena and Dominic are both brilliant. They’ve been on a journey together and have both changed each other. Dominic is a complex character and this book continued with his growth. He learnt a lot about his past which had an impact on him and Aleena. Aleena was there for him the whole time, and I think they definitely needed each other.

The storyline was great. It tested their relationship and ultimately, made them both realise how much they needed each other. I enjoyed seeing their relationship grow. They had some hot moments which was great to read. The emotional growth between them only made these moments sweeter.

The ending was brilliant. Dominic realised how much he needed her after he messed up, and Aleena realised how much she needed him. The ending was a good happy one.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this book. It was a brilliant ending to a great series.

My rating: 5/5*

Tempted by the CEO by Iona Rose

This is a standalone novel.

Well, well, well, Brett O’Connell, the boss’s bad-tempered, brilliant, insufferable son is going to take over the business while his father recuperates in hospital.

Not sure how I feel about this actually.

The man is as sexy as sin obviously. I mean, don’t even get me started on that firm, neat butt of his. And there are enough sparks flying between us to set a whole forest on fire, but I don’t generally go for overbearing, difficult, growly men.

This man is all that and more.

So…what to do?

Burn a whole forest down or pour a bucket of ice into my bath water every night.

Kinda liking the forest idea better at the moment.

This was a good book with a good storyline and good characters.

I liked Opal. She was very down to earth. I liked her thoughts when it came to Brett. She couldn’t deny the spark and pull towards him, but she also considered the reality of it. Ultimately, the spark won.

I also liked Brett. He was very much the same. I enjoyed watching them grow closer to one another, and ultimately, I enjoyed the happy ending. They were definitely good together and I enjoyed reading the moments between them.

This book was a quick and easy read and I would recommend it. I just felt it lacked a little depth.

My rating: 4/5*

Cruel Daddy (Boston Mafia Dons) by Bianca Cole

This is the first book in the Boston Mafia Dons series. It can be read on its own however.

Cruelty is his middle name, and I’m at his mercy. 

My father has kept me locked away in an ivory tower. 
I thought he wanted to protect me, but he only wanted to protect his asset. 
An untouched, sheltered mob princess is worth a lot of money to the right buyer.
My father’s greed means Sicily is no longer big enough for him. 
I’m shipped across the Atlantic to Boston to marry a man I’ve never met, whose reputation for cruelty reaches as far as the shores of Sicily. 

Milo Mazzeo is as dark as they come. 
He’s a ruthless don with no morals, and he’s about to become my husband. 
It’s clear from the moment we meet that we have nothing in common. 

Once we say I do, he tells me that I’m his possession.
I must do whatever he says. 
I’m nothing more than a slave to tend to his every whim and need. 
If he thinks I’m going to accept my fate without a fight, he is mistaken. 

I always expected to marry for love, but all I feel is hate toward this beautiful beast. 
They say there is a fine line between love and hate. 
Could the fire of hatred really twist into something more?

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

Aida was a good character. She was strong and she put up with a lot from Milo. Milo was good too, but he was cruel at the start.

I think the duel POV was brilliant because it was great to get inside of his head. It put a little understanding to his actions, although it didn’t justify the lengths he went to.

I enjoyed reading their relationship develop. It was forced up until the end, and I liked the way it changed and how it changed. It was great to see Milo’s barriers lower and acknowledge that his actions have been harsh.

I dropped a star because the daddy kink wasn’t to my taste, and I felt that Aida’s need to have him touching her shouldn’t have been as needy after how he was treating her.

Overall, it was a good story with good character development. I would recommend this book.

My rating: 4/5*

Arrogant Boss by Olivia Hayle

This is a standalone novel.

Julian Hunt is a legend. A tech billionaire and a playboy philanthropist.

He’s not someone you meet, not without a six-month wait. Except I did—and not in that sweet, meet-cute kind of way. I wish.

No, I manage to run head-first into Julian Hunt in a nightclub. It’s the spill-my-drink-over-his-suit kind of headfirst, the break-my-heel kind.

But the arrogant bastard doesn’t leave. No, he carries me to my car. He implies that I fell on purpose to catch his attention—how dare he!—and after I’ve chewed him out, he asks for my number.

I don’t expect to see him again. After all, lightning doesn’t strike twice. Except it does, when Julian’s involved. Because when I walk into a business negotiation the next day, who’s sitting on the other side?

Julian Hunt.

He’s wearing a smirk and a perfectly tailored suit, and he’s not there to play. He dominates. I walk out of the negotiation having—somehow!—been offered my dream job. It’s an offer far too sweet to refuse.

But if there’s one thing more intimidating than Julian Hunt at a nightclub, it’s Julian Hunt as a boss. A persistent, dominant, sexy-as-hell boss.

He might have decided that we’d be perfect together, but I won’t be tempted by his broad shoulders and wicked tongue.

Julian might be a hunter

But I refuse to become prey.

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

Emily was a great character. I loved how she looked after her brother, and I enjoyed seeing her fall for Julian.

Julian was brilliant. He was the perfect man and I loved watching him fall for Emily.

I loved the dual POV because it was great seeing things develop from both of their perspectives. It was enjoyable watching things bloom between them. They really were a perfect match. Emily was stupid to want to keep it a secret, but I could also see her point of view. I was glad that Julian told her how it was, because it ultimately brought them closer together.

I thought the ending was good, a nice and happy one. Overall, it was en enjoyable easy read. Their relationship was brilliant and I loved the characters. I would definitely recommend this book.

My rating: 5/5*