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*

Earth’s Gambit (The Gam3 Book 2) by Cosimo Yap

This is the second book in The Gam3 series.

The Earth has changed. War is now fought in an alien virtual reality—the Game—where many of the players are anything but human.

Now part of the Black Rose guild, Alan heads to the Academy to level up and get stronger. He hopes to make allies and learn skills to win the battles to come. But with everyone pursuing their own agendas, what can one gamer do in a universe he still doesn’t fully understand?

I enjoyed reading this book. The storyline was good, the characters are great and the plot developed at a good pace.

Alan is a good character, although he’s a little bit naive when it comes to some aspects of the game. He relys on his AIs a lot and would be a mess without them. He’s also clever enough to gains the abilities he’s good at. It’s interesting to see him develop as he progresses through the game.

The world building is brilliant. Everything is so vivid and imaginative, which is what makes this book as good as it is. The off planet visits and other types of players are described brilliantly.

The storyline is interesting, although it can get a little complex at times. I absolutely love the pop up messages that Alan gets, and the missions. I love the way they formatted. It adds the the story and world building.

Overall, this is a brilliant RPG book. The storyline is great and the characters are good. I would definitely recommend it.

My rating: 5/5*

Queen of Quarantine (Brutal Boys of Everlake Prep Book 4) by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti

This is the 4th and final book in the Brutal Boys of Everlake Prep series.

Once upon a time I met four monsters and thought the world would come to an end at their hands.

But I was a fool.
Because I didn’t understand the bigger picture.
That the enemies I thought I knew would become the reason for my entire existence. My strength. My pain. My life. My love.

The big bad wolf has teeth and claws as sharp as iron, and the danger before my eyes is blinding. So blinding that I didn’t see the true danger lurking in the dark.

But now my eyes are wide open and I see it all.

Alone and afraid and running out of time, I’m not afraid of monsters anymore.

I’m counting on them to come for me.

Because if they don’t, this foolish girl might be lost forever in the dark.

‘I am the dark in the dead of night. Hear me roar!’

This series is an absolute masterpiece. I absolutely love the characters and the story is fantastic.

I love Tatum. She is so totally hardcore, and she really does become a savage queen in this book. She overcomes everything she’s put through, even when the world is taking the fight from her.

Nash Monroe is my favourite. He’s fantastic and I’ve loved him from the start. He fits in with the others perfectly, and I loved watching him truly become one of them in this book. Blake is the perfect golden boy, so nice and funny. Kyan is the broody beast who’s fantastic. Saint is the brains who is able to keep them all together. Compared to what he’s like at the beginning, he has become a brilliant person. I love all four of them and they’re all so different, yet great.

Their relationship with Tatum is fantastic. They all compliment her in different ways and the five of them together just works. I also loved the hotness when they were taking her together. It was great to read and Tatum’s a champ for navigating all four of them.

The storyline developed well with the virus, Kyans crazy family, and Saints dad. I think everything worked out well in the end. It was exciting and everything rounded up well. There was some touch and go moments for the characters and there was humour. I laughed and I shouted at them.

I love Naill. He’s absolutely brilliant and I loved seeing him in this book. I’m so happy that he’s getting his own series.

I also loved the sly additions of mentioning their other books. Sneaky and clever.

I’m glad that the time was taken to really explore the happy ending between them all. I think it was absolutely perfect in every way. Nothing was left out and it couldn’t have ended any better.

The last line made me laugh a hell of a lot. Absolutely priceless. 🦑

Overall, I have absolutely loved reading this series and it’s kind of sad that it’s over. The characters are fantastic and I feel like we’ve truly been on a journey and got to know them. The storyline has been absolutely fantastic, and the ending was pure perfection.

I would wholeheartedly recommend this series.

My rating: 5/5*

P. S 🦑

A Single Touch (Irresistible Attraction Book 3) by W. Winters

This is the third and final book in the Irresistible Attraction series.

Sometimes you meet someone, maybe meet isn’t the right word. You don’t even have say hello for this to happen. You simply pass by them and everything in your world changes forever. Chills flow all the way from the crook in your neck where you imagine he’d kiss you, all the way down, with only a single glance.
I know you know what I’m referring to. The moment when something inside of you ignites to life, recognizing their other half that’s been gone for far too long.
It burns hot, destroying any hope that it’s only a coincidence, and that life will go back to what it was. These moments are never forgotten.
That’s only with a single glance.
I can tell you what a single touch will do. It will destroy you and everything you thought you knew.
I felt all of this with Jase Cross, every flick of the flames that roared inside of me.
I knew he’d be my downfall, and I was determined to be his just the same.

I enjoyed reading this book. The storyline was good with great characters.

Bethany and Jase have been brilliant characters. It was good to see Bethany learn the truth of everything. She had ever right to be mad and Jase, but I’m glad that she gave him a chance to explain. He hid too much from her.

I loved watching their relationship grow and develop. That spark they had was hot, especially when they played with fire. They deserved to be happy with each other. The ending was brilliant as well.

I liked the storyline and it was great to see Bathany reunite with Jenny. Marcus is an enigma, although it seems like more it learnt about him in other series by this author.

Overall, this series was Jase and Bethany’s story. It was great to read and I would definitely recommend it.

My rating: 5/5*

A Single Kiss (Irresistible Attraction Book 2) by W. Winters

This is the second book in the Irresistible Attraction series.

I should feel shame for not wanting this to end, but he doesn’t want it to end either.
When the darkness sets in, the flames all flickered out, and the loud click of the locks signal it’s over, that’s when reality comes back.
The war. The drugs. All of the lies that leave a tangled web for me to get lost in.
I don’t want any of it.
I only want him. Jase Cross. My enemy. And yet, the only person I trust.
With broad shoulders and a smoldering look in his dark eyes, Jase is a man born to be powerful.
I shouldn’t give him more power than he already has.
Jase Cross will be my downfall.

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

Bethany is a good character, but she’s hot headed and stubborn. She’s grieving, and it’s clouding her judgment a little.

I love Jase, although the secrets he’s keeping isn’t helping Bethany. They are both great together and I love that spark. The problem they have is they’re not being completely honest and it’s driving a wedge between them.

The storyline is progressing well. Marcus has Jenny, but Jase isn’t telling Bethany that. I understand his reasoning, but she deserves to know and she would listen to him more if she did.

Bathany shouldn’t have ran off at the end. She should have given Jase a chance to explain, because now she’s in a bigger mess.

I’m intrigued to read the next book after the ending. Overall, I would definitely recommend this book.

My rating: 5/5*

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*

A Single Glance (Irresistible Attraction Book 1) by W. Winters

This is the first book in the Irresistible Attraction series.

I saw her from across the bar.
My bar. My city. Everything in that world belonged to me.
She stood out from the crowd like she was looking for someone to blame for her pain.

That night, I felt the depths of my mistakes. I felt my scars. With a single glance, I knew her touch would take it all away. I craved it more than anything.

I knew she would be a tempting, beautiful mistake.
One I would make again and again… even if it cost me everything.

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

I liked Bethany. She was struggling with her grief, and was turning it more into anger. She knows that someone is responsible for what happened to her sister, Jennifer, and Jase and his brothers seem like the obvious choice with what Limited information she knows.

I really liked Jase and believe that he had nothing to do with it. He’s trying to help her, although she’s too stuck in her emotions to see that. I liked their little arrangement, although there is clearly a spark between them. I like how it stopped being buisness between them and turned into attraction. They were pretty hot together at times.

I think Jase needs to tell her the truth more otherwise he will completely lose her trust, especially after the ending. I’m intrigued to find out more about Marcus, and is what Jase found out really true?

I’m looking forward to the next book and I would definitely recommend it. The storyline was good and the characters were great.

My rating: 5/5*

Crossing The Line (It’s Complicated book 1) by Maggie Cole

This is part of the It’s Complicated series, but is a standalone novel.

Noah Parker. Gorgeous and arrogant.
From the first moment we meet, I decide I just might hate him… almost as much as I want him. But a scandalous office romance is the last thing I’m willing to risk my career over.
Noah’s presence is unavoidable, just like our chemistry, and the longer we work side by side, the more mistakes we make.
Inappropriate doesn’t even begin to cover it. And I promise each time will be the last…
After all, he is my boss.

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

Piper was great. I loved how how she worked, and then to have everything change because of Noah. I loved the tension between them at the beginning and then watching their relationship grow. I absolutely loved Noah. I loved his story and why he was doing whst he was.

The story was good. I liked the reasoning behind what Noah had set out to do. When the secrets came out to Piper, I loved how they worked together. I also loved how Noah reacted to her own secrets.

Noah and Piper were both brilliant together, and both grew from being with one another. I enjoyed their happy ending together.

The accident with Xander and Charlotte does leave you intrigued about the next book in the series.

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

My rating: 5/5*

Taken By You (Trilogy boxset) by M. L. Young

This is the full Trilogy boxset for the Taken By You series.

Taken by You: I came in for an internship. I left dating a billionaire.

Penelope Wells, San Francisco twenty-something and soon-to-be college graduate, must make a choice.

She has one chance left, an internship interview at RandomMeetX, a dating app founded by misogynistic playboy billionaire Blake Hunter. She’s not into the dating scene, but a chance to work for a large tech company might be the stepping stone she needs to make it in this industry.

When she shows up and sees the other applicants, she knows there will be a struggle. She’s a little vanilla, and they are rocky road with hot fudge.

When Blake sees her, though, all bets are off. She’s not his usual type but he wants her, not for work, but to be his. He proposes something to her, a way for her needs to be taken care of—if she promises to take care of his.

With her bank account depleting and time running out she agrees, but quickly finds out Blake’s needs involve handcuffs, blindfolds, and lots of handprints on her ass.

Seduced by You: Blake Hunter has never been able to take no for an answer. When Penny doesn’t return his text messages or calls, he can’t help but feel an undying, nagging urge inside of him to talk to Penny, who at this point doesn’t feel ready to say a word to him. When she goes out on a date with a new man, though, and runs into Blake on a date of his own, she can’t help but feel backed into a corner—literally.

After talking to Blake and thinking it over, she decides to do something to him that she never thought was possible. She’s going to give him a piece of his own medicine and use him just like he used her. It’s only when she starts to redevelop her old feelings for him that she knows she’s in way too deep, and she knows that her lies may hurt things all over again.

Loved by You: After confessing her deceit to Blake, Penny has no idea what’s going to happen to their relationship. Will he take her back and understand why she lied to him and used him, as he once used her, or will he say goodbye forever and give up on what they had?

As they begin to patch things up, an opportunity to meet Blake’s parents arises, and it’s through that meeting that Penny finds out why Blake is the way he is, and discovers the story of the woman who shaped him into the emotionally distant serial playboy she first met. But can their relationship survive and stay the same after she finds out about his past?

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

Penny was a great character. I loved Blake as well. I loved the fact that Blake started out from nothing. He was generous with his fortune which just made him even more likable. They both had a brilliant spark together, even though they started off a little rough. Once they got past their problems, they were perfect.

The storyline was very much about both of them and their developing relationship. I enjoyed watching them grow together. I did feel like something else should have happened to test them because the plot was a little bit lacking, but nevertheless, I still enjoyed it. I think it was because I really liked the characters.

Overall, it was an enjoyable trilogy to read and I would recommend it.

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.
Bryce.
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.
Right?

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*