Saturday, August 31, 2013

Review: Unscrupulous by Avery Aster

Unscrupulous (The Manhattanites, #2) Title: Unscrupulous by Avery Aster
Series: The Manhattanites #2
Genre: Contemporary, Erotic Romance
Published August 14th 2013 by Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc.
Length: 260 pages

Rating: 3 Stars

Review Copy Provided by Author

At thirty-three Warner Truman is one of the richest men on the planet, a spa mogul who buys and sells resorts at will. He holds powerful executive’s careers in his well-groomed hands. Nothing is beyond Warner’s reach…until he meets her.

Stunning, tantalizing, and perverse, Taddy Brill captivates Warner’s carnal desire like no woman he’s ever met. A self-made millionaire, Taddy is tougher than steel, more brilliant than diamonds and, at twenty-seven, she’s never depended on a man for anything…until she meets him.

The more Taddy plays with Warner’s affections, driving him to erotic heights, the more she is confronted by a dark past. But before she can love him, Taddy must meet her worst fears head-on or risk losing it all, including herself.

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The book is fast paced, filled with curve balls, and interesting obstacles that the MCs have to overcome. Even though the book is fast paced, it took me a long time to finish reading from cover to cover. There were too much sex and that made it difficult to get through the book.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Review and Giveaway! Swarovski Earrings and Sonata by A.F. Henley

To celebrate his new release, Sonata, Henley is giving away an autographed printed copy of Sonata (free shipping worldwide) and a set of 18K white gold GP Swarovski crystal earrings to a lucky commenter! If you've already read the book, then you know what the purple rose symbolize and how it's important in the story. This makes the earrings a perfect match to the book. Good luck to all entrants.

All comments from this page of the blog will be counted as giveaway entries, courtesy of Henley. So please leave a comment with your email address! You can also get more entries by going to Henley's blog ( and follow his directions. The contest is closed at midnight, Sept. 18, 2013.

Things to come...

Unscrupulous (The Manhattanites, #2)I'm currently reading Unscrupulous by Avery Aster so expect a review soon. You can find more about it at:

When I get around to it, I will post reviews for the following books too. For now, you can click on the book covers and be linked to their Goodreads page. Happy reading!

Sonata Blessed Curses Challenging Fate Gumption & Gumshoes

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

ARC Review: Moonlight & Love Songs by Alyssa Linn Palmer

Moonlight & Love Songs (Le Chat Rouge, #2)Title: Moonlight & Love Songs by Alyssa Linn Palmer
Series: Le Chat Rouge, Book #2
Genre: M/M Romance, Contemporary
Expected publication: September 2013 by Alyssa Linn Palmer
Length: 200 pages

Rating: 5 Stars

ARC Provided by Author

When Le Chat Rouge’s pianist, Benoît Grenier, meets the club’s new singer, his world is turned upside down. He’d given up ever finding someone to love. His hopes and dreams of a life beyond the club are revived, while his heart heals.

Daniel Marceau has come from Marseille, looking to escape bad decisions and worse memories. He never expected to fall in love, and when his past catches up with him it could ruin the only thing he’s ever found worth living for.

Daniel’s fears and his reluctance to ask Benoît for help could cost them everything they've worked so hard to create.

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Moonlight & Love Songs is the second book in the Le Chat Rouge series but it can be read as a standalone. A main character from the first book, Sera, does appear briefly in this book, however, it is not necessary to read the first book in order to understand or enjoy the second book.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Welcome to this blog!

This is intended to be mainly a review blog. I review mainly (but not limited to) m/m romance books.

All the books reviewed on this blog are purchased by me, won through contest giveaways, or are provided by the publisher or author for free in exchange for an honest review. I make no monetary gains through providing reviews. This is purely for my enjoyment and the benefit of readers.

With that said, I will gladly take requests for reviews. Please send an email with the name of your book, blurb and publisher link. I may decline to review if it isn't to my interests or if I do not have time.

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My rating system:
5 Stars: 
This is amazing! It left a good lasting impression on me and I will it read again and again. I highly recommend this book.
4 Stars:
This is a great book. There's nothing majorly wrong with it and overall it's an enjoyable read.
3 Stars:
I like it. There are a lot of things about it that I like, but there are also things that I don't like. The likes and don't likes balance out.
2 Stars:
This book still needs a lot of work and I would not be re-reading it.
1 Stars:
Why is this book even published? I really did not like it and may not have finished it. If it is a DNF review, then I aim for it to still be an informative review.