Sunday, October 20, 2019

COCKY PLAYBOY by Alex Wolf and Sloane Howell


Series:  Cocky Suits Chicago #1

Author:  Alex Wolf and Sloane Howell

Publisher:  Alex Wolf and Sloane Howell

Publish Date:   10.04.2019

Category /Genre:  Contemporary Romance

Recommended for:  18+ due to sexual content

Grammar/editing:  A – near perfect

Received from:  won on an Amazon giveaway

Goodreads link: Cocky Playboy

Date completed: 10.12.2019

Description from the publisher:

He's a bastard in Burberry.  Decker Collins knows how to do one thing--win.  When his billion-dollar law practice moves to merge with a firm out of Dallas, she shows up to oversee the transition.

Tate Reynolds--the vixen in Versace.  She's whip-smart, sassy, and gorgeous.  Oh, and she doesn't take any of Decker's sh*t.

With the merger hanging in the balance, they go to war with each other.  There's only one problem.  This war isn't just about business.  Because when they're not butting heads...They're banging headboards.


COCKY PLAYBOY is the first book in the Cocky Suits Chicago series.  This is a billionaire enemies-to-lovers romance and each in the series will stand-alone.

When two alphas meet, the sparks will rival a Pittsburgh steel mill.  Decker and Tate compare to the entire Golden Triangle.  (That’s the total Pittsburgh landscape for those of you who don’t know.)  

From the moment he slams into her on the sidewalk and steals her cab, until he sweeps her off her feet in an airport terminal, he stole my heart and hers.  It doesn’t matter that Decker is cocky, arrogant, and secretive.  He’s also sexy, smart, and sweet.  Talk about the whole package!

I loved reading this book.  I pushed aside everything else on my TBR pile to pull it up and given the chance, I’d do it again.

Note:  While I won this book through an Amazon giveaway, my opinions are my own and are given freely.

Cocky Suits Chicago series:

1.      Cocky Playboy

2.      Possessive Playboy

Also from Alex Wolf:

·         A Bad Boy for Christmas

·         Banging the Intern

·         Damon

·         Guitar God

·         Naughty Girl

·         Professor’s Pet

·         Rock God

·         Shagged

Cockiest Suits Series:

1.      Devil in a Suit

2.      Playboy in a Suit

3.      Player in a Suit

4.      Rebel in a Suit

Also from Sloane Howell:

·         Bad Dad

·         Bossed

·         Chloe Comes for Christmas

·         Scored

·         So Long

·         Stealing Miss Brooks

Alpha Bad Boy Series:

1.      Bad Boy Revelation

2.      Bad Boy Prospect

3.      Bad Boy Brawler

4.      Bad Boy Con Man

Cleat Chaser Series:

1.      Cleat Chaser#1

2.      Cleat Chaser#2

The Matriarch Series:

1.      The Matriarch

Max Savage Series:

1.      Savage Beast

The Panty Whisperer Series:

0.5  Tommy Boy

1.      The Panty Whisperer (six parts)

Payne Capital Series:

                  1.      Payne Capital

Saturday, October 19, 2019

RESISTING by Chelle Bliss


Series:  Men of Inked #2.2

Author:  Chelle Bliss

Narrator:  Lance Greenfield & Kirsten Leigh

Length:  2 hours 43 minutes

Audible Release Date:  03.06.2019

Publisher:  Bliss Ink, LLC

Publish Date:   10.24.2014

Category /Genre:  Contemporary Romance, BDSM

Recommended for:  18+ due to sexual content

Listenability:  OK  or  NSFW

Received from:  Chelle Bliss (as a gifted copy)

Goodreads link: Resisting

Date completed: 09.17.2019

Description from the publisher:

A Men of Inked Novella

I belong to no one.  It’s the way I’ve chosen to live.  Master of my own destiny, finding my way through this bullshit thing called life.

I learned from a young age how to get my way.  Being a woman isn’t a weakness.  It’s the opposite.  I’ve spent my life being surrounded by four overbearing brothers, but I’ve never been a wallflower.

Independent and unwilling to be tied down, I grabbed life by the balls and lived it to the fullest.  I was enjoying myself, minding my own business at my brother’s wedding.  Then WHAM.  Ever have a man walk into your life and alter your entire universe?

My answer would’ve been no before he tempted me into his bed.  I’m talking about the big damn bang.  Everything that I thought was right, suddenly spins on its axis and slaps me in the face.

Resisting can be enjoyed before the series, as a standalone, or as a series starter.  If you're a purist and require listening to audiobooks in order, listen to Resisting between Hook Me and Resist Me.


RESISTING is the fifth book (chronologically) in the Men of Inked series, but can be read at any time.  It is a stand-alone novella of Izzy Gallo and James Caldo.

Hot as….. and that word is said a lot.  Izzy and James are meant to be.  They complete each other.  This is their story.  They get under each other’s skin.  They got under mine.

Narration:  I’ve read all of the other Men of Inked books.  This is the only one that I have had the pleasure of listening to on Audiobook.  Lance Greenfield & Kirsten Leigh ARE Izzy Gallo and James Caldo… end of review.

Note:  While I received this book as a gifted audiobook copy via Author’s Direct, my opinions are my own and are given freely.

Men of Inked series:

1.    Throttle Me

1.5  Throttled

2.    Hook Me

2.2  Resisting

2.3  Rebound (Night Shift Anthology)

3.    Resist Me

4.    Uncover Me

5.    Without Me

6.    Honor Me

7.    Worship Me

Also from Chelle Bliss:

·         Enshrine

·         Mend

·         Misadventures of a City Girl

·         Owned

·         Top, Bottom, Switch

ALFA Private Investigations Series:

1.      Sinful Intent

2.      Unlawful Desire

3.      Wicked Impulse

4.      Guilty Sin

Filthy Politics Series:

1.      Dirty Work

2.      Dirty Secret

3.      Dirty Defiance

Love at Last Series:

1.      Untangle Me

2.      Kayden:  The Past

Men of Inked: Heatwave Series:

1.      Flame

2.      Burn (coming 12.10.2019)

Men of Inked:  Southside Series:

1.      Maneuver  

2.      Flow

3.      Hook

4.      Hustle

5.      Love

Nailed Down series (with Eden Butler):

1.      Nailed Down

2.      Tied Down

3.      Kneel Down

4.      Stripped Down

Takeover Duet:

1.         Acquisition

2.         Merger

Friday, October 18, 2019



Series:  Hand Lettering #4

Author:  Jessa Archer

Publisher:  Archer Mysteries

Publish Date:   09.23.2019

Category /Genre:  Cozy Mystery

Recommended for:  14+ due to murder

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

Received from:  Jessa Archer

Goodreads link: Process of Illumination

Date completed: 10.09.2019

Description from the publisher:

Fall in Cedar Valley is hand letterer Jamie Lang's favorite time of year—the fall farmers' market, the glass pumpkin show, and the annual Zombie 5K Fun Run, zombie costume contest, and zombie dummy competition.  This year Jamie and her friends are determined to win the competition for best zombie dummy.  Their stuffed zombie bride looks like she has a good shot at winning, too…  Until someone swaps the dummy for a real dead body.

Jamie would rather leave solving the murder to her handsome friend and chief of police, Ridge Calhoun.  But Ridge is short staffed and people are soon telling her gossip and secrets they would never share with Ridge.  Each sordid new revelation points to a different suspect.  Now it's up to Jamie to untangle this web of deceit before Cedar Valley's trio of zombie events are DOA.


PROCESS OF ILLUMINATION is the fifth book in the Hand Lettering Mystery series.  Each will stand on its own, but I would strongly suggest reading them in the order of release.

A Halloween cozy mystery that was perfectly executed…. Errr…. Maybe I shouldn’t say ‘executed’ when speaking about a murder mystery… yikes!  I loved the twisted fun of zombie decorations, treats, and competitions.

Though this is all about the cozy mystery, there is also a bit of romance in the air.  Jamie has two intriguing men to keep her smiling.  Both are worth her time, effort, and ice cream.

I liked how the “Illumination” bit was worked into the story and explained.  There were even some examples!

This is my favorite of Ms. Archer’s series and I will continue to pick them up as quickly as she puts them out.

Note:  While I received this book as a gifted ARC via Booksprout, my opinions are my own and are given freely.

Hand Lettering Mystery series:

1.      Who Shot the Serif?

2.      In the Nib of Time

3.      Kerning to Crime

4.      Process of Illumination

5.      Script of All Dignity

Also from Jessa Archer:

Canterbury Golf Club Mysteries:

2.      A Murder at the Devil’s Ball

3.      A Death in the Hazard

4.      A Major Murder

Coastal Playhouse Mysteries:

1.      Curtains for Romeo

2.      Arsenic and Olé

3.      Offed Off-Broadway

Hidden Harbor Tea Shop Series:

1.      Tea is for Trouble

2.      Death before Decaf

Legal Beagle Mysteries:

Hound on the Sound

1.      Scales of Justice

2.      Treble with the Law

3.      Lawyer of Note

Thistlewood Star Cozy Mysteries:

Baskerville for the Bear

1.      A Murder in Helvetica Bold

2.      Palatino for the Painter

3.      A Séance in Franklin Gothic

Tink Tank Knitting Mysteries:

1.      Wrap and Turn

2.      Slip, Slip, Slay