Sunday, January 29, 2017

THIEF by Erin R. Bedford

Title:  THIEF
Series:  Fairy Tale Bad Boys #3
Author:  Erin R. Bedford
Publish Date:   12.13.2016
Publisher:  Embrace the Fantasy Publishing
Category /Genre:  Fairy-tale retelling, Contemporary Romance
Recommended for:  18+ due to sexual content
Grammar/editing:  C – average writing, poorly edited
Received from:  Amazon purchase
Goodreads link: Thief
Date completed: 01.25.2017

Description from the publisher:
Gold wasn't the only treasure worth having.

Life as a Fae was hard. It was even harder when your last job and love of your life takes off with your gold and your kid. Tom Rumple was no choice but to seek the help of the delicious human lawyer in a custody battle that would pave the way for all Fae human relationships. If only he could keep his eye on the prize and not his lawyer’s tantalizing lips.

Being a big shot lawyer in New York City was all Sage could ever dream of and when her chance came she snatched it up faster than a Gucci bag on clearance. Like all good things, not everything was as it seems. Exiled to Florida to work Fae cases, all Sage could think about was doing her time and getting back to the big city. But when a sexy tattooed fae came into to her office pleading for her help to get his daughter back, something else began to stir in her.


THIEF is the third book in the Fairy Tale Bad Boys series.  While the books each stand on their own, they do have characters that cross from one to another.  Though I read them out of order myself, and that wasn’t a problem, I would recommend reading them in the order of release.

Rumpelstiltskin was always one of my favorite fairy-tales, so I was excited to realize that our sexy thief was none other than!  Though there is no loom or spinning wheel, Tom Rumple is as avarice-filled as ever.  His love for his greatest treasure is boundless and his determination to have it returned to him is beautiful. 

I thought this a very sweetly written romance with the promise of a three-way happily ever after as Tom, Sage, and Evie come together to form the family they are meant to be.

The book is in sore need of a good proofreader and editor.  The one editing suggestion I would make is that the reader does not need to be reminded more than once or twice after the initial telling of the motives of the main characters – we get it!  He loves his daughter and wants her back.  There is no need to restate it every time the girl is mentioned.  Beyond that, the story is worth any mild irritation caused by the errors and repetition of line.

This was the first book I have read from Erin R. Bedford and it definitely won’t be the last.  In fact, I’m jumping straight on to book one from this series.

Fairy Tale Bad Boys Series:
  1. Hunter
  2. Pirate
  3. Thief
Also from Erin R. Bedford:
  • Flames of Auriel
  • Vampire CEO (released in three parts)
The Underground Series:
            1.      Chasing Rabbits
            2.      Chasing Cats
            3.      Chasing Princes
            4.      Chasing Shadows
Mary Wiles Chronicles Series: 
            1.      Marked by Hell


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

BIG BAD TWINS by Tia Siren


Series:  N/A

Author:  Tia Siren

Publish Date:   01.13.2017

Publisher:  Tia Siren

Category /Genre:  Contemporary Erotic Romance

Recommended for:  18+ due to sexual content

Grammar/editing:  book received as an unedited ARC / errors excused

Received from:  Tia Siren (as a gifted ARC copy)

Goodreads link: Big Bad Twins

Date completed: 01.20.2017


Description from the publisher:

My life turned right side up the day identical twin billionaires came a knockin’ ...

Danielle Robicheaux:
Not a day goes by that I don’t think of him. Davy. My first love. He joined the Navy, supposedly for three years and was supposed to come back to get me. And now that six years have passed, I guess I’m still waiting for him to walk into my diner.

So as much as I hate this crappy little town, I can’t leave.

Then they walk in the door… The Wolf brothers, identical twin billionaires who are hotter than a bowl of Cajun gumbo and as sexy as New Orleans jazz…

And they have a proposition. One a girl like me MUST refuse.

But it’s not the menage I’m afraid of.

What if I go back to New York with the twins, and Davy comes back for me?

Terry & Tony Wolf:
My brother and I have a motto: you can never have too much money or too much pussy.

Little did we know that when we landed in the Cajun backwater town of Bellegrade, Louisiana, we would find an abundance of both…

Yep. We’re going to bang Danielle - a hot Cajun redhead.

We both knew it the moment we saw her.

But she’s got us questioning our motto.

Will this just be a one night stand? Or will this Cajun redhead be the one who finally gets us to settle down?


This is a sexy standalone novella with a guaranteed HEA. It’s the Wolf Brothers’ second book, and it won’t be their last! You don’t have to have read the first story, but feel free to check out a sample of Four under the Mistletoe in the bonus content. I’ve also included several more exclusive bonus books for your pleasure.

Tia Siren. Spoil the bad girl in you.



This is the fifth book in the Big Bad Series from Tia Siren.  Each stands completely on its own with no cross-over.  Therefore they can be read in any order or you can pick and choose your favorite big-bad-boys.


BIG BAD TWINS is the first in this series that I have read and I loved it.  Let’s face it, the romance genre can be a little predictable:  Boy(s) meet girl.  Drama, drama, drama.  HEA.  Am I right?  Tia Siren takes all of that and throws it out the window!  The only constant – and one I agree with – is that there is an HEA, just not necessarily the one you would predict.  Where she chose to lead Danny, Terry, and Tony is so much better than the expected.


I am absolutely looking forward to reading more from this series and Tia Siren.


** NOTE:  I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy (ARC) of this book.


Big, Bad Series:

  1. Big Bad Baller
  2. Big Bad Cowboy
  3. Big Bad Professor:  An Alpha and a Virgin

  1. Big Bad Royal
  2. Big Bad Twins
  3. Big Bad Daddy

Also from Tia Siren:

  • Hardcore Rockstar
  • Filthy Marriage
  • Billionaire Flawed
  • Her Protection
  • What the Boss Wants, He Gets
  • Bad Boy Biker’s Baby
  • Dangerously His
  • Outlaw Bad Boy Biker
  • Ace
  • Rough
  • Rough Play
  • Bad Boy Biker SEAL
  • He’s the Boss
  • Twin Stepbrother’s Baby
  • Owned by the Mafia
  • Outlaw Biker’s Bride
  • Outlaw Biker’s Baby
  • Bought by the Boss
  • Bad Boy British Rock Star
  • Bad Boy Billionaire’s Sex Shop
  • The Boss’s Orders
  • Bad Boy Biker Stepbrother
  • Touchdown Baby
  • Lieutenant BIG
  • Kidnapped
  • Owned and Protected
  • Bad Boy Biker’s Bride
  • Commander Big
  • Bought by the Hitman
  • Blazing SEAL

Christmas Billionaire Ménage Series:

  1. Three Under the Mistletoe
  2. Four Under the Mistletoe



Tuesday, January 24, 2017

DIRTY SECRET by Chelle Bliss & Brenda Rothert


Series:  N/A

Author:  Chelle Bliss & Brenda Rothert

Publish Date:   01.17.2017

Publisher:  HEA Inc.

Category /Genre:  Contemporary Romance

Recommended for:  18+ due to sexual content

Grammar/editing:  book received as an unedited ARC / errors excused

Received from:  Chelle Bliss (as a gifted ARC copy)

Tour by:  InkSlinger PR

Goodreads link: Dirty Secret

Date completed: 01.07.17


Description from the publisher:



Agent: Kennedy Barnes
Target: Phoenix Ash
Crimes: Computer Hacker, Money Launderer, Heartbreaker
Mission: Get close and survive


After living her life in the shadows as the daughter of a congressman’s secret affair, Kennedy Barnes joins ‘Project Greenlight’ - a clandestine intelligence organization. She’s out to prove she’s more than her father’s dirty secret.


One of her first assignments is simple. Get close to Phoenix Ash, collect enough evidence to put him away for life, and get out unscathed.


Phoenix Ash is a world renowned hacker. He’s pulled off some of the biggest heists in modern history, but never leaves a trace. He knows people are after him and that every day may be his last, but when he meets Kennedy Barnes everything changes.


Lines are blurred and secrets are exposed as Phoenix and Kennedy both discover they do have a weakness - for each other.



This is a STANDALONE novel, but is interconnected with Dirty Work, which is now available.  I have not read Dirty Work, so I can attest with confidence that it does stand on its own.


If you’ve followed my reviews for any length of time, you will know that I love romance novels.  I sincerely want EVERYONE to get their HEA.  What you may not know is that I also love spy and mystery novels.  My first chapter books were the Nancy Drew series – about as gentle a spy as you can get, but I still crave that edge of mystery.


DIRTY SECRET gives me both – oh-em-gee, it’s like cheesecake AND brownies with just enough chocolate covered strawberries (aka sexy time) to keep me squirming in my seat when I wasn’t bouncing on the edge of that seat to see what would happen next!


Loved the story.  Loved the characters.  Loved the writing.  This will be a book that I come back to read again and again (and I rarely do that!)


Note:  while I was given this book as a gifted copy, my opinions are my own and are given freely.


Also from Chelle Bliss & Brenda Rothert:

  • Dirty Work

Also from Chelle Bliss:

  • Rebound
  • Enshrine
  • Top, Bottom, Switch
  • Maneuver

Men of Inked Series:

     0.5. The Gallos:  The Beginning

  1. Throttle Me


  1. Hook Me
     2.2. Resisting

  1. Resist Me
  2. Uncover Me
  3. Without Me
  4. Honor Me

Alfa Pi Series:

  1. Sinful Intent
  2. Unlawful Desire
  3. Wicked Impulse

Also from Brenda Rothert:

  • His
  • Hooked
  • Unspoken
  • Barely Breathing
  • Stripped
  • Blown Away
  • Healing Touch
  • Special Forces:  Operation Alpha:  Protecting Sarina (Kindle Worlds)
  • Jocale
  • Come Closer
  • Mine to Give
  • His to Own

Fire on Ice Series:

  1. Bound
  2. Captive
  3. Edge
  4. Drive
  5. Release

Now Series:

  1. Now & Then
  2. Now & Again
  3. Now & Forever

Lockhart Brothers Series:

  1. Deep Down
  2. In Deep
  3. Drawn Deeper
  4. Hidden Depth (coming soon)

On the Line Series:

  1. Killian
  2. Bennett



Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, chocolate, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.


Chelle Bliss, USA Today Bestselling author, currently lives in a small town near the Gulf of Mexico. She's a full-time writer, time-waster extraordinaire, social media addict, and coffee fiend. She's written over thirteen books and has three series available. She loves spending her free time with her boyfriend, 2 cats, and her hamster.
Before becoming a writer, Chelle taught high school history for over ten years. She holds a master's degree in Instructional Technology and a bachelor's in history. Although history is her first love, writing has become her dream job and she can't imagine doing anything else.





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