Bad Rep (Bad Rep 1) by A. Meredith Walters

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“Who gives a damn about their reputation? Oh, that would be me! Especially since mine had gone straight to hell in the span of thirty minutes”.

Maysie Ardin is soaking up the summer before her junior year of college, shopping, hanging by the pool and shopping some more. But when her black belt in spending lands her in trouble with her parents, she is forced to take a second job at a local bar to dig herself out of a deep financial pit.

She thought she’d be miserable. But then Maysie didn’t count on Jordan Levitt, the hot, pierced and tattooed, drum playing bartender who also happens to be very interested in her. And the feelings are totally mutual.

It had the makings of the perfect romantic set up. Boy meets girl. Boy likes girl. Boy has girlfriend? Okay, maybe not.

But attraction is a hard thing to ignore and soon Jordan and Maysie find themselves in the middle of a gossip induced firestorm. Maysie has to learn whether she can set aside her fear of public disapproval in order to be with the one she wants. Or will she let the opinions of others dictate her life and her heart?

Book: Bad Rep (Bad Rep 1) by A. Meredith Walters
Published: December 21st, 2012
Pages: 444
Genres: Romance, New Adult, Tattoos/Piercings, Swoony Male
Format: Kindle
Date Read: January 01 to 02, 2013
Rating: 5 Potatoes! 🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔

I was only going to give this book 4 stars but I loved Jordan so much I decided he’s worth more!

Mays really pissed me off, the only thing that kept me reading was Jordan. I understand her hangups and its easy to see why she’d have all of her insecurities but enough is enough. Jordan did everything he could to reassure her and it still wasn’t enough!!!! At one point I wanted him to stop fighting for her and find someone worthy!

*spoiler alert* Thank God they got their acts together in the end! When things were good between them they really were a perfect couple, such chemistry! So yeah this book gets five stars simply for the fact that I loved Jordan so much! He’s so yummy! This book was worth the read just for him alone so check it out!  

Wishful Thinking (Swann Sisters Chronicles 1) by Evangeline Anderson

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How do you ditch your Fairy Godmother?

As her 25th birthday approaches, mild-mannered Philomena Swann lives in terror of her annual birthday wish. Sure, she has a disinterested fiance and a misogynistic boss, but from experience she knows wishing both away could result in disaster. Why? Because she and her sisters are one-eighth fairy. Not enough to give them magical powers, but enough to qualify for a fairy godmother from hell.

All Phil wants is, just once, to have the courage to speak her mind. She blurts out her wish and suddenly finds she can’t stop. To her friends. Her boss. Her Nana. And her best friend, hot and hunky co-worker, Josh. Before she can do any more damage, she begs for the spell to be reversed. And it is with a vengeance. Now everyone else is compelled to tell her the truth. Including Josh.

But the fairy godmother’s not done. One more wish could change Phil’s world forever if it doesn’t ruin her life first.

Book: Wishful Thinking (Swann Sisters Chronicles 1) by Evangeline Anderson
Published: November 18th, 2008
Pages: 304
Genres: Romantic Comedy, Magic/Witches, Paranormal
Format: Kindle
Date Read: February 07 to 08, 2012
Rating: 5 Potatoes! 🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔

LOVED, LOVED, LOVED! At one point this book had me laughing so hard I nearly peed my pants!!! I’m not sure what I loved more – Phil, Josh or the hysterical things that keep happening to Phil due to her wishes! Evangeline is so talented and I’ve loved every one of her books that I’ve read! MUST READ!

Justice (New Species 4) by Laurann Dohner

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Justice North is the face of New Species. Seeing him up close makes Jessie’s heart race. He’s the ultimate alpha male-big, muscular, exotically beautiful…and dangerous. Of course he’s off limits. But then the sexy man purrs and all bets are off.

Jessie Dupree is a mouthy, fiery human female who brings out the animal in Justice. She wants to show him how to relax, and he’s all for anything she wants to do, but Justice has sworn to protect his people and to take a Species mate. He’s torn between the woman he wants and the oath he’s taken.

Jessie knows a relationship between them probably won’t end well; heartbreak is inevitable. But that won’t stop her from freeing the wildness inside Justice and spending every moment she can steal wrapped around his hot body, making him roar with passion.

Book: Justice (New Species 4) by Laurann Dohner
Published: November 11th, 2011
Pages: 222
Genres: Romance, Erotica, Paranormal, Sexy Alpha Male
Format: Kindle
Date Read: November 24, 2011
Rating: 5 Potatoes 🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔

This is by far my favorite book in this series and I have read them all.

Justice and Jessie are both so thick-headed and headstrong that they are such a perfect match! This book had a nice build up – it certainly wasn’t “instant love” like a lot of books these days seem to have! I just love these characters! It’s about time someone “claimed” the leader of the NS!

If you haven’t heard of this series, check it out! Better yet – check out anything by this author, she is amazing and I have loved every single thing she’s ever written!

Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful 1) by Jamie McGuire

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The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand.

Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby needs—and wants—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.

Book: Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful 1) by Jamie McGuire
Published: May 26th 2011
Pages: 319
Genres: Athlete Hero, Romance, Tattoos/Piercings, Sexy Alpha Male, Swoony Male
Format: Kindle
Date Read: September 26 to 27, 2011
Rating: 5 Potatoes! 🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔

Love love love! I laughed, I cried and I yelled with this story. So good.

So um, where can I get a Travis?

ETA 2016: I have re-read this book quite a few times since my original review and I love it more each time. It’s a book I rate all of my books against and I always end up coming back to it and thinking of different parts at any given moment. I’d give it a more than 5 star review if such a thing was possible! I love Travis and Abby… I don’t think I’ve ever loved a book more. Movie, please!!

Hunted (Brides of the Kindred 2) by Evangeline Anderson

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A desperate girl on the run with nowhere to hide… A warrior who has made a vow never to claim a bride… Sophia Waterhouse is being Hunted and the only man who can save her is the one she fears the most…

Sophia Waterhouse has always been afraid of needles and vampires so there’s no way she wants anything to do with a modern day Count Dracula—even if he does come wrapped in the package of a huge Kindred warrior with blond hair and ice blue eyes. She’s only on the Kindred Mothership to participate in her sister Liv’s wedding and that’s all.

Sylvan is a Tranq Kindred who has made a sacred vow never to call a bride. After a devastating rejection on his home planet, his heart is a block of ice no one can melt—or so he thinks until he meets Sophia.

When their ship is forced down in the middle of a rugged mountain range Sophia and Sylvan are stranded. Running for their lives they have only each other to depend on. Will they give in to the intense attraction between them or will the evil hunting Sophia take its toll?

Book: Hunted (Brides of the Kindred 2) by Evangeline Anderson
Published: April 29th, 2011
Pages: 466
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Erotica, Sexy Alpha Males, Swoony Males
Format: Kindle
Date Read: May 21 to 22, 2011
Rating: 5 Potatoes 🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔

I didn’t think I could like this type of book more than I did the first one but Hunted proved me wrong! Someway, somehow I like this one even better than the first!!!

It was so easy to fall for Sylvan and Sophia – both have been hurt before, both so afraid to open their hearts! Sylvan was just the perfect alpha male – protective, sensitive, honorable and so freaking hot! *sigh* Where can I get my own Sylvan?

I loved this book from start to finish and I can’t wait to read the next one in the series!

You Don't Know Jack (Sexy in NYC 2) by Erin McCarthy

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Love. Sex. Destiny. And A Six-Foot-Four Psychic In A Bridesmaid’s Dress? Honey, You Don’t Know Jack…

Jamie Peters no longer believes in true love. True idiots, true scumbags, true moochers – these she believes in wholeheartedly, and she’s got the checkered dating history to prove it. So she’s more than a little skeptical when her cross-dressing psychic tells her she’s about to meet her soul mate – during an accident. Yeah, sounds about right. And then it happens. A knight in shining armor steps between her and a mugger on a subway platform. Just a regular, honest, upright Jack. The kind they don’t make anymore…

Jonathon Davidson doesn’t believe in destiny – or lying to beautiful women as a rule. But now that Jamie thinks he’s just an ordinary guy, how can he possibly tell her that he’s really, (A) her roommate’s brother, (B) a millionaire to boot, and (C) the jerk who’s investigating her application to his grandfather’s charitable trust because she may be involved in something illegal? Yeah, rhetorical question. He can’t. Not until he knows what’s going on. Besides, it would require being able to resist Jamie’s luscious curves long enough to say, “Hi, my name is Big Liar. Let’s get naked.” Sometimes, destiny sucks…

Book: You Don’t Know Jack (Sexy in NYC 2) by Erin McCarthy
Published: October 1st, 2006
Pages: 255
Genres: Romantic Comedy, Famous Hero or Heroine
Format: Kindle
Date Read: March 21 to 24, 2011
Rating: 4 Potatoes 🥔🥔🥔🥔

I fell in love with Jack and Jamie the moment they ‘crashed’ into each other! They were by no means perfect, by the were perfect for each other! This book felt so real that it could easily pass for a true story! I could honestly see something like this happen!

I loved Beckwith – he cracked me up. And Jack’s grandfather, I’d love to let him live with me. He’s a hoot!!

This book was great. It had it all – drama, romance, humor, hot sexin’, it was wonderful!

Claimed (Brides of the Kindred 1) by Evangeline Anderson

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Olivia Waterhouse has just graduated from nursing school and has her whole life ahead of her—until she gets drafted. Problem is, she isn’t being forced into the Army, she’s been chosen as a Kindred bride.

The Kindred are huge alien warriors—a race of genetic traders whose population is ninety-five percent male. After saving Earth from the threat of invasion they demand a reward—the right to find brides among the population. The chances of being chosen are about the same as those of winning the lottery—guess it’s just Liv’s lucky day.

Baird is a Beast Kindred who recently escaped imprisonment and torture at the hands of the malevolent Scourge. Through the torment and pain only one thing kept him sane—the thought of finding and claiming his bride—Olivia. His need to possess her is a burning intensity that threatens to consume them both.

Angry at having her future and her family taken away from her, Liv vows to fight back the only way she can—by resisting. She has one month on the Kindred Mothership with Baird—their claiming period. If she can keep from having bonding sex with him during that time, she can go home and get on with her life on Earth.

But Baird isn’t going to make it easy for her. Every week he is allowed to touch Liv more and more intimately and according to the contract she signed, she has to let him. She’s determined to resist him but his touch sets her on fire. And just as she thinks she knows what she wants, a twist of fate and an attack by the faceless Scourge AllFather changes everything…

Book: Claimed (Brides of the Kindred 1) by Evangeline Anderson
Published: February 9th, 2011
Pages: 321
Genres: Romance, Erotica, Sexy Alpha Male, Paranormal
Format: Kindle
Date Read: March 14 to 15, 2011
Rating: 5 Potatoes 🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔

I LOVED THIS BOOK! I loved how different and unique it was. The alien ship and the way things were so different and advanced there was so fascinating to me. It was great!!

I loved the banter between Baird and Olivia. So cute!!! I even found myself laughing at their antics many times! Poor Baird just wanted a mate and was so good to her. But, if I was in her place I wouldn’t give in so easily either. I mean, being taken from everything and everyone you know is not an easy thing to deal with or accept.

Oh and the sexin’ was hawt. I want to be ‘drafted’ now. Yep, I want my own Kindred!

GREAT read! I loved it from start to finish and I can’t wait to read the next one once it comes out!

Unwritten Rules by M.A. Stacie

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Energetic, independent Elle has found her weakness in the shy, reclusive, young man next door. Jonah Quinn is withdrawn for good reason; he harbors a dark secret. Can one night of passion between the two of them lead to more than casual glances exchanged at their mailboxes? Will Elle be strong enough to help Jonah with his personal demons. And will Jonah break his silence regarding a past that haunts him?

The Rules for this relationship are Unwritten. A story of longing, love, and forgiveness.

Book: Unwritten Rules by M.A. Stacie
Published: January 27th, 2011
Pages: 256
Genres: Romantic Comedy, Erotica, Musician
Format: Kindle
Date Read: March 1-3, 2011
Rating: 5 Potatoes 🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔

I started reading this book 2 days ago and I could not put it down! It was so easy to fall in love with Jonah and Elle. They were so perfect for each other and just great! The characters were so believable I felt like I was there, taking the journey right along side them!

Jonah… he’s perfectly flawed. I loved him! And the pinky thing? So damn cute!!

Great read that’s worth every penny! It has everything you could ever want in a book – angst, romance, comedy, sexin’, memorable characters, you get the idea! I have a feeling I’ll be rereading this book frequently!

Loving Lies (Men of Summer 1) by Lora Leigh

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Love will find a way…

Slade was Jessie’s life, the first love that filled her heart and soul and bound her woman’s spirit. Years of waiting culminating in an incredible weekend of sexual abandon—teaching her everything she needed to know to be his woman and branded her as Slade’s woman for life. Jessie was certain Slade had to love her.

Until he whispered the lie, the ultimate betrayal, and walked away only to wed another woman.

Now five years later Slade returns, his soul has withered without Jessie’s presence, and now he’ll have her, one way or the other. The love for her, the fierce overriding hunger and need consumes his heart and binds his soul. No matter the obstacles, Slade will get her back.

Whatever it takes.

Whatever he has to do.

Book: Loving Lies (Men of Summer 1) by Lora Leigh
Published: February 14th, 2006
Pages: 276
Genres: Sexy Alpha Male, Romance, Erotica
Format: Kindle
Date Read: October 21, 2010
Rating: 5 Potatoes 🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔

Okay I absolutely loved this so much I read it twice before I could review. The story made my heart ache so bad for Jessie and Slade. All they wanted was to be together and time and obnoxious people kept getting in the way!

Slade was hawt! So yummy, loved the alpha male in him.

Jessie had a lot of spunk and didn’t just jump right back in his arms when he finally came back – I loved that about her!

Jessie and Slade fought hard and loved just as hard! This book was wonderful and I expect nothing less from Lora Leigh.

Oh and the lovin’ between Jessie and Slade? So hot!

Right Here, Right Now by HelenKay Dimon

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For Gabby Pearson, being dumped in public before the dessert course has to be the lowest of the low, especially when it’s the old, “It’s not you, it’s me” speech. Honestly, how about something original: “I have five minutes to live” (very possible); “It’s not you, it’s the voices in my head” (thanks for the warning); or “I am such a powerful sexual being I could put you into a coma with one kiss” (wishful thinking). Not that Gabby would ever know since Reed Larkin never bothered to take her to bed. Why does a girl bother (to shave)? The only thing left to do is offer the guy a goodbye forever drink on his head.

Damn. Reed did his job: he walked away from Gabby rather than drag her into his unstable life and danger. Now he’s wearing her full glass of wine instead of throwing her onto his sheets. It doesn’t help that the woman is smart as hell and could stop a man’s breath with that wide smile and those shapely curves. Gabby has it all, and Reed wants every inch of her. And now the joke’s on him, because new intel says Gabby has just become his assignment: He has one day to win her back, get information from her she may not know she has, and somehow protect her at the same time. The stakes are high. The odds are impossible. And the mutual attraction is as hot and strong as Gabby’s anger. And Reed can only hope his next speech, “It’s you, baby, it’s definitely you,” will be the start of something wild, something crazy, something dangerous, something wonderful.

Book: Right Here, Right Now by HelenKay Dimon
Published: January 1st, 2008
Pages: 305
Genres: Romantic Comedy
Format: Kindle
Date Read: August 20, 2010
Rating: 4 Potatoes 🥔🥔🥔🥔

This book had it all – romance, humor, drama, even a bit of mystery. I fell in love with the main characters, their storyline was realistic and just wonderful. And the romance part of it? They loved hard and fought just as hard. This book had me laughing out loud pretty frequently, some scenes were just too funny that I couldn’t help myself. If you haven’t read this, check it out!