Audiobook Review ~ Wicked Fall by Sawyer Bennett

Wicked Fall (The Wicked Horse, #1)Wicked Fall by Sawyer Bennett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wicked Fall was a good book to listen to; I really enjoyed the narration by Kirsten Leigh and Lee Samuels. Sawyer Bennett's writing was superb, drawing me into the storyline. Woolf was such a strong and calculating character, knowing what he wanted and how to get it… including Callie. Having her back in town was just what he needed. She wasn’t the timid girl that he knew anymore. She wanted a piece of his world, despite him wanting to keep her out. They were so hot together, and some scenes were sizzling! I loved meeting Bridger and am excited to see more of him, as well as other characters that we were introduced to… with the next book being Cains!

Title: Wicked Fall
Author: The Sawyer Bennett
Series: Wicked Horse #1
Genre: Erotic Romance
Published: First published July 28, 2015

Never in your wildest dreams could you begin to imagine all the filthy and depraved things that go on inside The Wicked Horse. Step inside and Woolf Jennings will make every one of your dirty fantasies come true.

He’s covered in a facade of deception. An enticing blend of multi-millionaire and hot-as-hell Wyoming rancher, those that think they know Woolf Jennings admire his abilities to preside as CEO of his family’s cattle and oil empire. But only a privileged few truly understand what fuels the glitter of depravity in those gorgeous blue eyes. Only a few know he’s opened up a sinfully erotic and private sex club named The Wicked Horse right at the base of the beautiful Teton Mountain range.

Sweet Callie Hayes has returned home to Wyoming and is looking forward to starting her life over again. After a night of impetuosity, she’s managed to put herself right in Woolf’s line of sight… the man who she foolishly offered up her virginity to years ago and was flatly turned down.

Now Woolf is seeing that Callie is all grown up and has a kinky side to her that leaves him as confused as it does turned on. Worse yet, both Callie’s dirty desires and sweet heart are getting under his skin, and making Woolf question everything he’s ever believed about himself.

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Review ~ A Million Kisses in Your Lifetime by Monica Murphy

A Million Kisses in Your LifetimeA Million Kisses in Your Lifetime by Monica Murphy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A Million Kisses in Your Lifetime was a nice read. I liked getting to know both Wren and Crew. Wren was quite polished and followed her beliefs, Crew was a bit of a badboy and came from a wealthy family. They didn't interact, until they had to work on a project together. Wren wasn't comfortable about it, but Crew showed her a softer side, which drew them together. I felt that part of the side story was wrapped up a little too easily. The million Kisses element was perfect... so beautiful. Wren and Crew were super sweet together.

Title: A Million Kisses in Your Lifetime
Author: Monica Murphy
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: March 10, 2022

Wren Beaumont is many things.


At Lancaster Prep, the girls love her. They all want to be her friend. Only I see Wren for who she really is.

A repressed little virgin who keeps her feelings locked up so tight she’s probably close to bursting. She thinks she’s above us all.

Even me.

I shouldn’t be drawn to her. She’s not my type.

Until we’re forced to work together in class and realize we might have more things in common than we originally thought. Soon enough I find myself completely obsessed. I will do anything for this girl to make her fall in love with me.

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Review ~ The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

The UnhoneymoonersThe Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4.5 Stars

What can I say about Olive and Ethan… they were entertaining, had chemistry and the banter was hilarious. These two barely tolerated one another, but spending so much time together - without their family around - that they were able to get to know one another. They managed to get themselves into awkward situations and their connection continued to grow.

Despite Olive’s uncanny way of getting into weird situations, she was such a lovely girl and only wants the best for her family. Ethan began to open up and allowed his feelings to get out. These two together were perfect… and even with the hurdle, I had hope for them both.

Christina Lauren delivered another fantastic read. I enjoyed the journey from start to finish.

Title: The Unhoneymooners
Author: Christina Lauren
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: First published May 14, 2019

For two sworn enemies, anything can happen during the Hawaiian trip of a lifetime . . .

Olive is always unlucky; her identical twin sister Ami, on the other hand, is probably the luckiest person in the world. About to marry her dream man, her entire wedding has been fully paid for by winning a series of competitions. Meanwhile, Olive is forced to play nice with her sworn enemy: the best man, Ethan.

But Olive's luck may be on the turn . . . When the entire wedding party - except for Olive and Ethan - gets food poisoning, there's an all-expenses-paid honeymoon in Hawaii up for grabs. Putting their mutual hatred aside for the sake of a free holiday, Olive and Ethan head for paradise, determined to avoid each other at all costs. But when Olive runs into her future boss, the little white lie she tells him threatens to spiral out of control.

Forced to play loving newlyweds, she and Ethan find themselves in much closer proximity than they ever expected . . . The problem is that soon, Olive finds that maybe she doesn't mind pretending. In fact, she's beginning to feel kind of . . . lucky.

THE UNHONEYMOONERS is a heartwarming and hilarious romance perfect for anyone who has ever felt unlucky in love.

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Review ~ What Lovers Do by Jewel E. Ann

What Lovers DoWhat Lovers Do by Jewel E. Ann
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I LOVED this read! Sophie was such a sweet and caring person. She was probably too nice for her own good. She was trying hard to get her life back on track and then meeting Shep made it extra complicated. Shep was such a nice guy and the connection with Sophie was instant. I liked watching their banter and the sparks fly! They had so much in common, tried to keep the friendship light, but the feelings ran deep.

Jewel E. Ann has quickly become a must read author for me. She seems to build such amazing worlds and characters I can't get enough of.

Title: What Lovers Do
Author: Jewel E. Ann
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: March 24, 2022

From bestselling author, Jewel E. Ann, comes a hilarious secret lovers story that redefines the meaning of friendship.

Shep’s found the female version of himself … and he thinks she’s perfect—perfectly unavailable.

Everyone loves Shep, the charismatic employee at Scottsdale’s newest pet store. He has shared custody of his two dogs with his annoying ex-wife and a smile that can disarm most women.
Except … Dr. Sophie Ryan.

What starts out as a disastrous first meeting, involving a coffee catastrophe and mistaken flirting, turns into an unconventional friendship.

Fake phone sex.
Dog park dates.
And eighteen holes of golf.

The problem? Sophie’s taken herself out of the dating pool for a mysterious reason, imprisoning Shep in the friend zone for eternity.

As their competitive personalities hit a boiling point, the gloves come off and so do their clothes. When Sophie’s “real” life threatens their relationship, can Shep let go of his past to chase the one that might get away?

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Review ~ Makarova Bratva Duet by Nicole Fox

Shattered Altar (Makarova Bratva Duet, #1)Shattered Altar by Nicole Fox
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a good start to the Makarova Bratva Duet. I liked seeing Olivia and Aleks interact from the beginning. I felt that I could see the direction of the story before it happened, and it was intriguing to see how Olivia would survive in Aleks world. I enjoyed the suspense and wondered how bad Aleks might be, but to me he seemed like the big bad wolf. They had an intense connection and tried to deny their feelings, but were happy to give into lust. Some twists I was able to guess easily, but overall I really enjoyed it!

Title: Shattered Altar
Author: Nicole Fox
Series: Makarova Bratva Duet #1)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: April 28, 2022

It started with the mile high club.
It ended with a fake marriage and his baby in my belly.

I thought it was just a hookup on an airplane.
Let’s be cute and call it a “one-flight-stand.”
Or we could be more accurate and call it what it really was:
The day that ruined my life.

Aleksandr Makarova sure looked the part of the knight in shining armor.
Tall, rich, with eyes that promised all kinds of delicious things.
Not to mention, a body that delivered on those promises.

It was the craziest moment of my life.
But when the flight landed, Aleks disappeared.

I tried to pretend it didn’t hurt my feelings.
Back to my boring old reality, right?

The problem was, Aleks wasn’t really gone.

And when I stepped one toe in my house and saw what he’d done to my family, I realized… He wasn’t going away anytime soon.

Shattered Cradle (Makarova Bratva, #2)
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I jumped into Shattered Cradle immediately after reading the firstbook, Shattered Altar. I felt that this book was a bit repetitive as we were given some of the same arguments that happened in the first book. It felt like there was no growth for either Olivia or Alexs. The lust was still there, but neither character would admit their feelings. I figured who the bad guys were early, and it took a long time to get to the point, with both characters still bickering, not sharing feelings and not being able to trust one another. In the end I skimmed a lot of the book just to see how the book would wrap up.

Title: Shattered Cradle
Author: Nicole Fox
Series: Makarova Bratva Duet #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: April 28, 2022

I joined the Mile High Club and ended up pregnant.
If only the story stopped there.
But no—it gets worse.
It gets so much worse.

Because the man who swept me off my feet thirty thousand feet in the air didn’t pick me at random.
He chose me for a purpose.
A very specific purpose.

And when Aleksandr Makarova decides he wants something…
He gets it.
No matter what—or who—he has to break in the process.

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