Tuesday, March 31, 2015

March Madness: Maybe Baby/ Maybe Tonight By Kim Golden

Title: Maybe Baby & Maybe Tonight
Author Name: Kim Golden
ISBN: 9789198174601/9789198174618
Publisher: Echo Books-Stockholm
Formats Available: Ebook & Paperback/ebook only for Maybe Tonight
Genre:IR/MC Women's Fiction 
Release Date: March 2014

Imagine finding out you could never have a baby with the man you love... 

Expat American Laney Halliwell finds out the hard way when Niklas tells her he had a vasectomy before they met and isn't interested in reversing it. Why should he? They've got his kids from his first marriage and an enviable life in Stockholm. 

What if you fell in love in the most unexpected way...? 

But Laney wants more. So when a friend suggests she look into an alternative sperm bank in Copenhagen to find a potential father for her baby, things don't go exactly as planned. Especially when Laney meets Mads and finds herself falling in love.

“Copenhagen Cryo.”
“What?” Long lines of sweat trailed down my face and neck.
“The clinic Uma uses for super sperm.” Eddy was still jogging in place, waiting for me to catch my breath.
“I wish you wouldn’t call it that.” I gasped and used my already damp sleeve to wipe my face.
Eddy bumped my sweaty shoulder with hers and grinned. “You have to admit—it must be pretty good sperm if she’s gone back so many times.”
“Yeah, well you’ve got a point there.”
“Proof is in the pudding.” She loosened her armband and slid her iPhone from the sleeve. She tapped the screen a few times and then handed her phone to me. “Check him out.”
 The face staring back at me was ruggedly handsome, with the square jaw and cheekbones of a young Viggo Mortensen. His lips were full and generous, curled into a knowing smile. He was looking directly into the camera, and there was something almost too candid in his pale blue eyes, like he knew what you were thinking and was game for whatever you suggested.
“Wow,” was the only word I could breathe out. I swallowed hard and quickly handed Eddy’s phone back to her.
“Wow, indeed,” Eddy said and laughed lightly. “Uma says he’s worth every penny she pays. Well, you’ve seen her kids. They’re gorgeous.”
“And she found him in Copenhagen?”
Eddy nodded. “He’s one of the donors at Copenhagen Cryo.”
I shook my head in wonder. No wonder Uma kept going back for more. Sure there was nothing sexual going on between them, but there must have been some spark that made her decide he was the right donor for her.
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Kim Golden was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1995, she left the US and moved to Sweden for love with a capital L. When she isn't writing fiction, she writes copy for a Swedish cosmetics firm. 

She writes stories for people who know that love comes in every color.

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Monday, March 30, 2015

March Madness: Spotlight On The Sin City Heat Series By S.K. Hardy

S.K. ( Sweet Karamel) is known for her edgy stories and alpha males. Her series Sin City Heat is one of my personal favorites. Her alpha males are not only street smart with a swag but over protective of their families. She is now back with her latest book in the collection Total Eclipse.

Who is S. K. (Sweet Karamel) ?

My name is S. K. Hardy. I'm a Louisiana native who has written internet short stories since 2009. In 2011, I published my first novel, Buried Secrets, and began her odyssey into the literary world. 

My novels are full of drama, romance, and unbelievable twists that will engage all five of your senses - they're just that potent! As one reader puts it, "S.K.'s  books are like an erotic journey that you want to savor in delicious little bites!" (I love that, lol!) Hopefully, I can allow you to live vicariously through my work while keeping you on the edge of your seat and anticipating what will happen next.

You can find S.K. Hardy on Facebook and Instagram under ‘Author SK’ or follow me on Twitter, S_Karamel!
The latest installment of the Sin City Heat Series finds Darrell Monroe's life in a tailspin that he is not sure he can turn around. Darrell has had his share of difficult times in life, but he never used that as an excuse to throw a pity party. He prides himself in evolving from the person he used to be into a man he can be proud to look at in the mirror. Not only is he wildly successful, he loves his wife with everything in him. They've had their share of ups and downs, but the good far outweigh the bad.
However, just when things finally get on an even keel, he makes a foolish decision that threatens to ruin his marriage and destroy his family. In the midst of that storm, spirals another hit that almost brings him to his knees. Will the tragedy casting an ominous cloud over his once perfect world totally eclipse the life he's worked so hard to build?

Jerra shook her head. “Please don’t. I'm tired of arguing.”
Darrell was prepared to ignore her protests until he caught a glimpse of an emotion in her eyes that brought him up short. She looked like a cornered animal desperately trying to find a way out. That wasn’t something he ever wanted her to feel with him.
From the moment he met Jerra, he’d experienced a pull that went deeper than physical attraction. She’d presented a cool exterior to him and the rest of the world, but it hadn’t taken him long to see beneath that. Once he dug below the surface he’d witnessed first hand the damage she carried around. Darrell had recognized it because he’d been just as damaged himself. Still was in a way, but Jerra made it better. She made him feel like King fuckin’ Kong, able to take on the world and crush everything it threw his way. The two of them were good together, and after the upheaval their marriage survived last time, he had promised both her and himself that he would never be responsible for making her feel that way again. The fact that he hadn’t kept that promise was like a knife lodged in his heart.
Looking at her now, he took a couple of steps back to give her some space. The immediate sigh of relief she gave shoved the knife in a few inches deeper. Instinctively, he knew this was not the time to push her. He didn’t want to do irreparable harm that he might not ever be able to fix.
“Alright. I’m leaving, okay? I, ah, I’ll be at Angel’s then…I don’t know, I’ll crash somewhere tonight.”

Darrell glanced around the room, shaking his head and hoping he didn’t appear as shell-shocked as he felt. The pain gnawing away at him was worse than any physical injury he’d ever endured. He felt stunned and…scared. For the first time in his marriage the possibility of losing his wife was undeniably real.   
Meet Darrell Monroe

Total Eclipse Coming April 11 2015 

Sunday, March 29, 2015

March Madness Spotlight On The Wolf Pack Series By Maureen Smith

Maureen Smith is back with her latest release This I Promise You book 7 in the Wolf Pack Series. I am in love with this series not only can Maureen weave a beautiful love story she makes me remember what black love is all about. If you haven't checked this series out I suggest you do.

Meet The Author:

Maureen Smith is the author of seventeen novels and one novella, including the award-winning novel With Every Breath. She writes romantic suspense for Kensington (Dafina) and contemporary romance for Harlequin (Kimani). She received a B.A. in English from the University of Maryland (Go Terps!) with a minor in creative writing.

As a former freelance writer, Maureen's articles were featured in various print and online publications. While working as a freelance writer following the birth of her second child, Maureen penned her first novel. To her delight, Ghosts of Fire was nominated for a Romantic Times BOOKreviews Reviewers' Choice Award and an Emma Award for Favorite New Author, and won the Romance in Color Reviewers' Choice Awards for New Author of the Year and Romantic Suspense of the Year. Maureen's second novel, With Every Breath, was also nominated for a Romantic Times BOOKreviews Reviewers' Choice Award, and garnered four Emma Award nominations in the categories of Favorite Hero, Favorite Romantic Suspense, Author of the Year and Book of the Year. Maureen's novel, Secret Agent Seduction, won the 2010 Emma Award for Best Romantic Suspense. To date, Maureen has received four Romantic Times nominations and fourteen Emma nominations.

To learn more and stay up to date visit her website http://maureen-smith.com/


In this steamy sequel to Tempt Me at Midnight, Quentin and Lexi Reddick are enjoying a life of wedded bliss. They have everything they could ever want and their love is stronger than ever, proving why best friends make the best soul mates.

But when a stranger from Quentin's past appears unexpectedly, old wounds are reopened, forcing him to confront the family he never knew. As his anger threatens to consume him, Lexi hopes her love will be enough to teach him the healing power of forgiveness.

Meet Q & Lexi

You know how back in the day you used to read romance novels that were just about the love. I mean it was little conflict but more so about the relationship aspect and the sex scenes were ones you had to share with your friends. These were the books with more creases and the topic of all phone conversations. That’s what reading Maureen Smith’s This I Promise You was like. This story is a sequel of her Tempt Me at Midnight story and a bridge to her upcoming spinoff series the Morehouse Nine. If you haven’t read the first story it’s not necessary the author provides enough details in this story so you won’t get lost with all the characters but I suggest you do because the series is just that good.

This book displayed black romance at its finest and made me as a reader want to be a part of the crew. I often joke with Maureen and tell her she as ruined me for other man with her Wolf Pack characters. And although Quentin isn’t a Wolf by blood the clan has adopted him and his mother as just another member of the long extended family. Quentin and Lexi were best friends turned lovers. The road to marriage wasn’t an easy one Lexi was stealing fighting the demons of her past i.e. her mother and no good ex-husband  And, well “Q” was the ultimate golden eyed playboy but when its love its love. Cut to years later where this sequel takes place these two are married and going through the joys and woes of married life. Q has never known his mother’s Georgiana side of the family and when his mother’s estranged brother comes to visit things get shaken up quite a bit.

This book is low on the drama and a recap or long summary of your favorite character’s from her other series including the Brands and Harrington’s.  I loved being able to catch up with some of my favorite characters. This book was like a big family reunion including that aunt and uncle who act up occasionally. The banter between Asha and Celeste was classic and oh so funny. One thing that is constant with Maureen books are her alpha males. These men love hard and play harder. Although Q and Lexi are married there is not a lack of spice in their relationship. Lexi is his rock and in the light of meeting his new family she holds him down and offers much emotional support. I felt this book was a great bridge story between this series and her upcoming series. If this is a sample of what’s to come I will be the one-click Queen. Please judge this book for yourselves and not based on this one review.


Friday, March 27, 2015

From Within By: J.M. Walker

We live. We love. We die. He is my ultimate undoing. She is my strength. He will destroy me. She will make me whole. I need him more than the control that he craves. I need her more than I need my next breath. He knows me. She sees me. As much as I want to, I can’t let him in. As much as I’ve tried, I can’t let her go. Together, we need him.
When J.M. isn't working her Monday-Friday 9-5 job, she's spending her time reading, writing and with the love of her life.
She's an all-around Canadian girl. Born and raised in a small city. If you don't see J.M. writing, you'll find her with her nose in a book. Whether it's her words or someone else's, she's drawn to it. J.M. loves stories with Alpha broken males and that need to be ripped apart and put back together again. Men that fall to their knees over a wink or a giggle from their females. Two things you will never find J.M. without; her cell phone and lip gloss. If she has both of those items, you have a happy girl. Since starting her writing adventure in 2013, J.M. has met many people, real life, online, in her head and she loves every single one of them. Without the support from others, none of this would be possible and she's grateful for all that has been given to her.
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This story is unlike anything we have read from J.M. Walker not that this is a bad thing. This story is gritty and raw and takes you on an emotional journey of friendships and relationships. Everybody has a secret and every secret has a consequence.
I can’t even begin to explain the complexities of Hope, Xander and Caiden’s relationship. They are all best friends and each of them have secrets that could make or break their friendships. Lives are changed forever, and one thing that each character learns is the meaning of freedom. They are all dependent on each other in some way shape or form. Zander needs Caiden like he needs Hope they both represent some part of him a need that only they can fulfill. I will admit it was a bit scary how dependent these characters were of each other but when the only love you know is that of your closest friends you hang on to it.
This story is told from each characters p.o.v. and readers get to see the struggle each character goes through as life changes from them all. Zander was a mess he is a tortured soul and the love he had for Hope runs deep. But sometimes relationships don’t work. One thing is that they loved each other but because of how young they were their love was toxic. Zander needed to grow up and stop leaning on others and find his way. Hope well she has her own issues she broke Zander and while he is spiraling out of control she is there for the ride. Now Caiden he is a man full of secrets. He is the connection between them all but once all secrets are revealed can they all heal or continue on the same path?
I love that this story was so out of the norm for this author it really was an emotional journey. At times the story was a bit much because the author starts the ball rolling from the first page. It’s a lot to take in but a good lot. I found myself crying, yelling, and just wanting to strangle the characters. If you are looking for a book full of secrets, love triangles, and emotion try this book out. Please judge this book for yourselves and not based on this one review.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Chronicles Of Stella Rice By: Adrienne Kama


Stella Rice is a thirty-something business owner and native of Baltimore, Maryland. And she's on a permanent vacation. From men Having just broken things off with her latest dating disaster, Paul the Prick, Stella vows to never again be seduced by the charms of a man. Then she meets Jake, her ultra domineering kickboxing instructor. Ten minutes with Jake in the equipment room of his gym is enough to convince Stella that maybe she should give the whole man/woman thing another go. What she doesn't know is Jake has secrets that would make Paul the Prick look like a saint. Rating: Contains graphic sexual content, adult language, and mild bdsm


From reading the synopsis and looking at the beautiful cover how could you not one-click? I was thinking with a title like The Chronicles of Stella Rice this was to be a variation of an IR Sex& The City story. You know single girl documents her experiences with dating while sharing that of her friend’s not so lucky dating life as well. Oh boy was I so wrong!

This book is not only a threesome but ends on a cliff-hanger but that’s a given considering it says book one but upon buying the book it was not mentioned that this book is f/m/m/ it’s an audience for this but I’m not it. Call me selfish but I don’t like sharing my man. Update: going back I noticed the author later added a warning for readers but after I purchased the book that did me no good.

Stella goes on a few dates meets this great guy Jake that experiment in some light bdsm early on. Later she finds out from her friends on again off again boyfriend that Jake the gym guy is seeing someone else and get this shocker ( Spoilers ahead) it’s a man! Jake has told his other half Dev’s the rocker all about Stella and he wants in on the action. Freaking out that she got played she lashes out and vows to forget Jake but her body cant.

Jake tries everything he can to get Stella to hear him out even charging her and her friend a gym fee and refuses to break their membership. After some craziness with her friends she agrees to confront Jake but that ends in a romp on the desk. Dev’s visits Stella and convinces her of a date.

Here is where the confusion sets in. This story wasn’t developed at all it was an insta-love/lust after four sexual encounters I was left asking what happened how did we get here? Where is the resistance that was alluded to? Sentences and words were randomly underlined there were a few typos and grammatical errors. I found the relationship between the three of them to be superficial. The only depth we got was her date with Dev’s and even that was odd and underdeveloped. i.e. On their date randomly the author brings up his friends issues with Stella’s race which was weird since Dev’s is bisexual and his friends know his male partner. The issue with race was not thoroughly explored and thrown in the story as an afterthought. For instance we are told the friend wife is racist and then Dev’s and Stella go off to visit the racist friend horses.  Huh?

This story was so unbelievable especially the fetish club scene. So Stella after some thought decides she wants to be put first as her friend just got engaged. She doesn’t know where she will fit into Jake and Dev’s lives so she declines the offer to spend Valentine’s Day with them. Here’s the thing Dev’s gets off on “play” he and Jake like to “wrestle” for dominance. Ok! Within BDSM relationships rules should be discussed for safety and no one should be forced or in Stella’s case kidnapped into the lifestyle. It’s a chose and frankly the way the scene played out was very unsafe. When you write about something like this please do your research as this is not something to be taken likely. With the issues going on with the world and the war on women I just thought the kidnapping scene was inappropriate. Let be clear after some kicking and screaming Stella is tied up and fights to be let go but they play with her and she gives in. Alright! But as a reader I found the theme of BDSM in this book seemed a bit too much and should be handled with care. Being a submissive does not mean being dumb and above all else being safe. I never discourage readers this book simply wasn’t for me. Please judge this book for yourselves and not based on this one review.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Step-Lover By Bella Jewel

You’ll only ever have one forbidden love.

Care to know why?

Because when you find it, forbidden love that is, you’ll forget everything else. You’ll forget your first kiss. You’ll forget the first boy who made you smile. You’ll forget all the bad, and remember all the good. You’ll forget that it’s wrong. You’ll forget that it hurts. You’ll forget everything that came before him.

Forbidden love, it has a way of changing you. The secrets. The lies. The guilt. You want something so much you no longer care about the world around you. The passion takes away the pain. I’ve felt it. I’ve lived it. I didn’t need it, but it chose me.

I met him before I knew. I loved him before I knew.

I didn’t know that he was my stepbrother. I knew I had stepbrothers, but I didn’t know he was one of them. Now I know, I have to walk away. My mom, she deserves this happiness so much more than I do. If she ever knew…it would destroy her.

You have to understand why.

I saw my father die right in front of my tiny, eight year old eyes. He took my sister with him. All that’s left is my mother and I. She’s found her happy place, the only place she’s had since our worlds were destroyed.

So you see, I can’t have him.

I can’t want him.

But there’s this problem with passion, and love, and destiny.

It doesn’t give you a damned choice.

Because I didn’t know what all the hype was over the recent “step-brother” craze I decided to try it out for myself. What better way than to check out a book by an author whose books I have enjoyed in the past. Bella Jewel’s Step-lover is not necessarily taboo but more so two people who found themselves in a very precarious situation of being related through marriage and having an affair.

I had so many questions about this book. It’s not that I didn’t like the book just that there were some missing parts for me that needed filling in. Not to mention the back and forth business between the two characters Blade and Aria.

Here’s the low down…..

Blade and Aria meet without exchanging names have an affair that changes them both and ruins them at the same time. Aria has suffered much trauma and has yet to let go of the pain. Blade well he is a jerk and has his own set of issues. Her mom and his dad are married and they finally meet and it all goes to hell from there.

There is a lot of back and forth in this book. Too much of I love you but I like her. Or we can’t do this it’s our family we can’t hurt them but let’s wreck each other. And honestly the only people who had such a big issue with their relationship were the two and Blade’s brother. They play this cat and mouse game for a good portion of the story. I don’t know what Aria saw in Blade because it was never told in depth in the story and the few raw emotional scenes about her traumatic experiences and her relationship with his brother made me really enjoy this story but their relationship was just too much.

I know the author isn’t American and some of the language used in the story reflects that. The author hardly explains why they have this connection except he awakens something in her and she doesn't have any nightmares when she is with him. Readers are told a lot versus seeing it. The magical weekend seemed nothing more than a fling and its love that fast. Just a little cliché for me. He strings her along and she allows it. It was so many contradictions with these two one minute they are having these long speeches about not being with each other which is the same argument and excuses given throughout the entire book and then one look and they are grinding all over each other.

The author keeps mentioning they aren't related and it isn't wrong. I guess to make it seem less taboo? This story was inconsistent i.e. they agreed to stay away from each other but he offers her a job where they work together day in and out. She suffers verbal abuse and his constant bipolar behavior and still stays.

Not to give anything away but something happens between Blade and Peyton ( His Girlfriend) and his solution is to sleep with Aria (step-sister). It's like he wants her body? She confesses her love his response is I want to sleep with you. After all her trauma about cars and accidents the car game they play doesn't make sense. She says we don't want to have an accident but proceeds to distract him sexually. I guess she got over that 11 year trauma. The twist with Peyton. Why? If what happened to Peyton didn’t happen would he have chosen Aria? He always put’s Aria last as demonstrated throughout the whole book. I'm annoyed with the game it lasted the entire book and the ending left a lot to be desired. I did enjoy the family dynamic with the brothers that was the best part. This book does touch on some very heavy subjects like date rape, bullying, gay bashing that was the best part of the story because it was so raw and emotional the stepbrother storyline just was annoying. Brody (brother) reaction to their “relationship” was odd considering he and Aria had such an emotional connection. I do look forward to reading about the rest of the family in the next book. Please judge this book for yourselves and not based on this one review.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Monsters in The Dark Box Set By: Pepper Winters

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From New York Times Bestseller Pepper Winters comes the highly acclaimed USA Today Bestselling Series: Monsters in the Dark.
#1 Erotica, #1 Romantic Suspense, #1 Thriller. Award winner for Best Dark Romance, Best BDSM, Best Dark Hero, and Best Strong Heroine.
This is a story of eroticism, horror, tragedy and ultimately undying and unwavering love.
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"My life was complete. Happy, content, everything neat and perfect.
Then it all changed.
I was sold."
Kidnapped. Drugged. Stolen. Tess is forced into a world full of darkness and terror.
"All my life, I battled with the knowledge I was twisted... fucked up to want something so deliciously dark. But then slave fifty-eight entered my world. "
Q may be a monster, but he's Tess's monster.
"After battling through hell, I brought my esclave back from the brink of ruin. I sacrificed everything--my heart, my mind, my very desires to bring her back to life."
Q gave everything to bring Tess back. In return, he expects nothing less.
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Three little words.
If anyone asked what I was most afraid of, what terrified me, stole my breath, and made my life flicker before my eyes, I would say three little words.
How could my perfect life plummet so far into hell?
How could my love for Brax twist so far into unfixable?
The black musty hood over my head suffocated my thoughts, and I sat with hands bound behind my back. Twine rubbed my wrists with hungry stringed teeth, ready to bleed me dry in this new existence.
The cargo door of the airplane opened and footsteps thudded toward us. My senses were dulled, muted by the black hood; my mind ran amok with terror-filled images. Would I be raped? Mutilated? Would I ever see Brax again?
Male voices argued, and someone wrenched my arm upright. I flinched, crying out, earning a fist to my belly.
Tears streamed down my face. The first tears I shed, but definitely not the last.
This was my new future.  Fate threw me to the bastards of Hades.
“That one.”
My stomach twisted, threatening to evict empty contents. Oh, God.
Three little words:
I was sold.
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Pepper Winters wears many roles. Some of them include writer, reader, sometimes wife. She loves dark, taboo stories that twist with your head. The more tortured the hero, the better, and she constantly thinks up ways to break and fix her characters. Oh, and sex... her books have sex.
She loves to travel and has an amazing, fabulous hubby who puts up with her love affair with her book boyfriends.
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Daring Assignment ( A Curvy Assignments Novel) By: Victoria Bright

I didn’t mean to hurt anyone, especially him…

I was living the dream. I had a great career as a romance author, a successful boyfriend, and am the daughter to a New York power couple. With my standing, my family groomed me to be perfect. Despite having it all, something was missing in my life.

In an attempt to break away from my privileged, suffocating life, I was in pursuit of finding my own path to happiness. After my literary agent gave me a risky writing assignment, I set out to write a best-seller that took me completely out of my comfort zone and into the arms of another man. He was only supposed to be a research toy, falling in love wasn’t a part of the plan.

As I become tangled into a huge web of lies, I quickly find out that I have a life changing decision to make. Do I choose to continue living a life of comfort, stability, and misery or do I take a chance on the unknown to preserve my happiness?

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Meet The Author:

Victoria Bright is from a small town in North Carolina and currently resides in Greenville, South Carolina. She has been writing since she was in the eighth grade, starting with small short stories. As her classmates began showing interest in her work, she began to write longer stories, filling multiple spiral notebooks with her thoughts. During her freshman year in high school, her English teacher encouraged her to enter a writing contest in which she won local, region and state levels. She has entered many writing contests since and have won a few. Figuring out she had a passion to share stories with anyone who would listen, she set out to write her first book Love Unbroken.

Victoria is very versatile in the genre of books she likes to read. Her book choice mostly varies on her mood, but she is particularly interested in crime stories, romance, teen fiction, sci-fi, and is now venturing a little in paranormal fiction. As for her own writing, she doesn't really put it into a category or genre. She just writes whatever is on her mind and lets it create itself!

Her favorite quote: "I'm just a loon with access to a keyboard, a pen, and a 5-star notebook. Writing is my escape...so run away with me!"

First let me say that I love discovering new authors especially ones with a fresh story to tell. I have never read anything by this author before and now I am a fan. This story is witty and deals with self-esteem and self-discovery.

Julius was only a means to an end. Her family loved him it pleased her mother and it didn’t cause anymore tension within the family. He finds her repulsive and overweight puts her down at every second. Arianna is used to the emotional abuse her mother is the Queen of it. Once deciding to become an author she was never taken seriously since. The black sheep of the family until her editor offers her an assignment that pushes her limits.

She wears a mask every day. Arianna claims he doesn’t have low self-esteem but the constant rejection of her family and so called man has taken a toll on her. I love that Arianna is full figured and sort of makes fun of the writers who abandon their craft for stories that are popular. I found it odd and annoying that she still carried own her relationship with Julius after stating that she doesn’t want to spend her life with him but goes above and beyond to please him. She constantly compares herself to others especially her best friend and sex therapist Gia. Now Gia I loved she is the kind of friend who keeps it real with you and is self-assured. I can’t wait to read her story.

The assignment: write erotica for her career but she just may find herself in the process.

She plays the game and finds herself falling for Zane while fulfilling her assignment. After a few twists and unexpected turns following their love affair Arianna loses it all. Her reasons for staying with Julius seemed superficial.  I did like that the author showed how hard it is to leave when you are emotionally abused but Arianna was a walking contradiction she wanted to be free did her thing and still stayed. It was interesting a writer living in the world she writes about which is funny because that's the number one reader question. I didn't like that her happiness was dependent on a man. At one point this story shared some semblance to a Tyler Perry movie. It does end on a bit of a cliffhanger. I honestly after all that Arianna had been through wanted more from the ending. It left the reader guessing does he or doesn’t it? Are they together do they rebuild? So many unanswered questions that I am sure will be answered in the next book. I am looking forward to the second part now that she finally has a backbone. I will say that the cover doesn’t do the book justice it doesn’t reflect the Arianna I read about in the story. I very much so look forward to what else the author has in store. Please judge this book for yourselves and not based on this one review.