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Five-Second Seduction by Myla Jackson
* I purchased a copy of this book for my personal library*

Waiting by the phone has never been something Charli does well. If she can’t figure out who her mystery cowboy is, the least she can do is discover whether or not Connor Mason could be the cowboy for her. If he has what it takes, she might just be willing to tell Original Sin to take a hike the next time he calls.

Warning: Sexy, sweet cowboy, cornered by one hot and horny woman, seeking sexual satisfaction…

It’s been five days since Charli has heard from either Connor or Original Sin; it’s time to take things into her own hands.  Armed with Jackson’s “five steps to seduction” she sets out to give Connor a night to remember.   Can she walk away from Original Sin and be what Connor wants?

Charli can’t believe that it’s only been nine days since her first encounter with Original Sin.  She was ready to head out of town for a new adventure until he popped into her life.  He is fun, sexy and keeps things fresh and exciting.  Even though she has had fun with OS, she knows that he can’t give her what she wants for a future.

Connor is a one-woman man and expects his woman to be the same way.  Charli wants more out of a relationship than sex; she wants someone to be there for her and share the good ties with the bad.  Connor could possibly be the “one” for her; she just has to take a chance on love.

One of the things I’ve enjoyed the most about this series is seeing Charli’s growth.   At the beginning she was bored and looking for something exciting but now she is looking for something more substantial out of her relationships.  She still doesn’t know who Original Sin is and hasn’t heard from him in days.  She knows that she needs to end it with him if she is going to have a chance with Connor.

Overall this was another fun installment and I can’t wait to read the conclusion of this series.  I have an idea who Original Sin is and I hope I am right.  I give Five-Second Seduction 4 Flaming Stars.  

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Three Days, Two Nights by MJ Fredrick
* I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Nathaniel Reis screwed up. He put his career as an air force pilot before his marriage to Tess, and wound up divorced. Now that he’s left the service, he has a plan to fix things, if only he can get her alone for a few days.

When Tess misses her flight to a corporate retreat, Nat’s there with his island hopper plane and a plot to get stranded in paradise thanks to “mechanical problems.” But his plan goes awry when a storm blows them off course and they have to make a real emergency landing—and not on the island where he’s stashed supplies.

Tess is furious. She’s anxious to get to her retreat, and away from Nat. She’s even angrier that being so close to him arouses her in a way she hasn’t been for a long time. Rescue can’t come soon enough, but in the meantime, she’s going to have to trust Nat to keep her safe. Even if she’s in danger of falling for him all over again.

Tess can’t believe her luck when the pilot scheduled to fly her to her work retreat turns out to be her ex-husband, Nat.  When a storm blows them off course she has to rely on Nat to keep them alive until help comes.  She never expected her feelings for him to come back to the surface but she can’t lie to herself anymore, or can she?

Nat knows he screwed up and didn’t put enough effort into his marriage.  He has worked hard the last year to get his life on track so he can prove to Tess how much he still loves her.  He just needs to get her alone for a few days; he just never expected the storm to blow them off track leaving them stranded with minimal supplies.

Tess has moved on with her life, she has a new job but something is missing.  She has her “toys” with her and is mortified when Nat finds them in her suitcase. She is still drawn to him and is afraid that she will lose her heart to him again if they are stranded on the island too long.

Nat had a plan to get Tess alone for a few days, including an emergency landing on an island stocked with supplies.  He didn’t count on a storm blowing them off course or ending up stranded on a deserted island with no supplies.  He knows he screwed up and he just wants his wife back.

These two definitely belong together.  They are still in love with one another but Tess has to let go of the past and see how Nat has changed.  Although Nat is just as sexy as he was when she left, she makes him work hard to show her that he isn’t the same man he was a year ago.  In the end, she has to decide whether she wants to just exist or take a chance on Nat.

The story is set on an exotic island complete with natural water waterfall. The scene at the waterfall is sexy and the start of a new beginning for the pair.  The sexual tension between them was evident from the beginning; you couldn’t help but pull for them to work things out.

The story contained everything that makes it a good story to me, a sexy couple, beautiful setting and hot love scenes.  I loved Three Days, Two Nights and give it 4 Flaming Hearts. 

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The following is a combined review for Book 12 and 13 of the Zodiac club.  The date starts in Aquarius Unquenched and ends in Pisces Possessed.  So sit back and join Izzy as she makes her way through the final two signs of the Zodiac.

  Aquarius Unquenched – The Zodiac Club #12 by Tammy Valentine
* I received a copy of this book from Breathless Press in exchange for an honest review*

 Twelve star signs, four friends, one extraordinary year. A luxury spa holds hidden delights as Izzy encounters the next star sign in her sexual adventure.

Izzy indulges all her senses when the next encounter on her sexual journey through the zodiac takes her to a luxury spa. But there are more surprises in store than even Izzy has bargained for, and the French masseuse is just the beginning…

 

  Pisces Possessed – The Zodiac Club #13 by Tammy Valentine

* I received a copy of this book from Breathless Press in exchange for an honest review*

Twelve star signs, four friends, one extraordinary year. Reaching the final star sign in her sexual adventure, Izzy discovers just how liberated she’s truly become.

Izzy’s ultimate encounter on her sexual journey through the zodiac takes her on an exhilarating thrill ride of sensual, ecstatic experiences. But what will she make of the new woman she has become?
Izzy’s next date works at a luxury spa and invites her to join him for a relaxing evening.  She never expected her night to be full of sensual activities, staring with a massage with a sexy French masseuse.  The pool comes complete with its own merman that so happens to be an Aquarius.  Before the night is over she may be able to cross both Pisces and Aquarius off her list.

The Zodiac series continues with Izzy completing the zodiac challenge with these two books.  She starts out with a date to meet her Pisces Josh at the spa he works at ends up in the pool with a sexy Aquarius.  After a sexy message brings back Izzy’s memories of her Gemini encounter, she is primed and ready for a swim in the luxurious pool.

In Aquarius Unquenched Izzy continues to discover more about herself and what her limits are.  She was turned on by the sensual massage by the female masseuse when it got a little too personal, rather than becoming uncomfortable with the situation.  She is open to new experiences, including skinny dipping with a sexy Aquarius.

The story continues in Pisces Possessed with a very erotic interlude in the pool with Izzy being the main focus.  The activities that Izzy participates in open her up to some experiences she never would’ve tried when she first started the Zodiac experiment.  It’s an evening she will never forget but is it something she would want to repeat?

Izzy has learned so much about herself through this whole processes.  She has tried things she would not normally have considered in the past.  She has gained self-confidence and she is comfortable in her own skin.  She isn’t shy around men any longer and she definitely isn’t afraid to ask for what she wants.  She recognizes that her pleasure comes in different forms, whether it’s with a man or woman.

I don’t think she regrets participating in the experiment but I believe that she is glad that she has finished the list.  She has had a lot of fantastic experiences but many of them are not ones that she would want to experience.  She can’t wait to have her next meeting with the Zodiac Club so she can wrap up this year-long experiment.

Overall I enjoyed both of these short stories but feel that they really should’ve been one book.  I give both Aquarius Unclenched and Pisces Possessed 3½ Flaming Hearts.    

 

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Four Play (Dirty Tricks #4) by Myla Jackson
* I purchased a copy of this book for my personal library*

Things are heating up in Temptation Texas…

Charli has a date with cowboy Connor Mason, but she still has her previous sexual antics with three hunky strangers on her mind.

What’s a girl to do…

Determined to do some comparison shopping, Charli sets out to seduce Connor to see if he has what it takes to keep her veeerrryyyy happy in the bedroom department.

Warning: Sexy, sweet cowboy, mystery lovers, multiple partners and one very confused and horny woman…

Charli still can’t believe the night she had with Original Sin and his friends but now she has to get ready with her date with Connor.  Maybe he will be as interesting as OS and she can be happy with just one man.

Man what an impression Charli makes on Connor when she greats him at the door for their date.  The neighbors also get an eye full.  The date Connor planned for them was so incredibly romantic, from the setting to the picnic lunch he packed.  Charli and Connor spent time getting to know each other and I think in the end it left Chari more confused than she was before their date.

She was stunned to hear Connor’s dreams for his future, especially since she isn’t looking for forever.  Although I think she is starting to re-evaluate what she is looking for.  She seems to enjoy her encounters with Original Sin but something is missing and she can’t put her finger on it.  Something about Connor draws her to him.

On the other hand OS is fun and exciting, not to mention sexy as hell. She makes up her mind to tell OS that their time is over, until he leaves her wanting more after their encounter.  He expects her to make a choice between what he can give her right now and the future possibilities with Connor.

What’s a girl to do?  Find out in the next installment of the Dirty Tricks series.  I give Four Play 3½ Flaming Hearts.  

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Three’s a Charm by Myla Jackson
* I purchased a copy of this book for my personal library*

Charli Sutton barely remembers being bored in Temptation, Texas. Ever since a mystery cowboy dared her to skinny-dip in Judge Stephen’s pool, she’s been tempted to participate in more dirty tricks. Charli anxiously awaits the next sexual fantasy her cowboy has in store.

Will she discover who her secret lover is this time?

Warning: Mystery Cowboy, sexually frustrated woman and one dare after another, leading to a little bondage, a little dominance and a whole lot of sex—hot enough to burn the pages!

Charli can’t believe how incredible the last few days have been, ever since she received that anonymous phone call.  She has done things she never would’ve even tried because of her mystery man.  She can’t wait to see what he has in store next for her.

Meanwhile, she is continually on the lookout for her mystery man while at work.  One man in particular stands out, Connor Mason the super sexy cowboy that just returned home.  There is something about him that draws her to him but also scares her because he seems like he’s looking for something long term.

This installment of Dirty Trick was just as fun as the first two.  This time Original Sin brings two friends along for dinner and dessert.  The “date” is super sexy and Charli has her choice of the delectable men, it’s no surprise she chooses OS.

Charli is having fun and trying things she never would’ve dreamed of but now she is starting to have doubts about what she is doing.  Her boss and friend Audrey is starting to get concerned because she is having random sex with an unidentified stranger.  She doesn’t know anything about him and he hasn’t been forthcoming with the information either.  Audrey just wants Charli to find someone to make her happy.

We are halfway through the series, who is the mystery cowboy?  Keep reading to find out.  Overall this was a fun, sexy installment in the Dirty Tricks series and I give Three’s a Charm 3½ Flaming Hearts. 

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Capricorn Captured – The Zodiac Club #11 by Tammy Valentine
*This book is part of my personal library*

Twelve star signs, four friends, one extraordinary year. Las Vegas holds a night of surprises for Izzy in her latest sexual adventure through the zodiac.

Twelve star signs, four friends, one extraordinary year. When Izzy finds herself footloose and fancy-free amid the exotic delights of Las Vegas, she throws herself into the holiday experience with relish. But the night holds more than one surprise as she enjoys her latest sexual adventure on her journey through the zodiac.

Izzy and her friends are invited to a birthday party in Las Vegas.  Amy’s dad is turning sixty and he’s invited her and her friends to his birthday party, all expenses paid.  Izzy is excited for the opportunity to photograph the city for her portfolio; she just never imagined it would involve a private helicopter ride.

Izzy never expected to find her Capricorn while in Vegas.  He is a sexy older man that she meets in the hotel bar and he provides her with more than a private tour of Vegas.  Unfortunately, it would be very uncomfortable for her and her friends if she revealed any of the details of her night with the Capricorn.

I love the fact that Izzy was intrigued with the sexy older man that was hitting on her.  He was her “James Bond” stand in.  They had a night out on the town and enjoyed each other’s company.  They were sexy together and I think he helped Izzy discover another side of herself.  She is a beautiful woman that has been working her way through the zodiac at a quick pace, he taught her that sometimes it’s better to slow down and take your time.

Overall I really liked the twist in this book (even though I figured it out early on).  I can’t wait to see how this series ends.  I give Capricorn Captured 4 Flaming Hearts. 

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Ride Free by Debra Kayn
* I received a copy of this book from Breathless Press in exchange for an honest review*

The sexy biker, Reefer, gave Sarah an hour’s worth of sex in a kiss that lasted no more than ten seconds. He knocked her world off kilter; but little did he know, he’d set directly on target for his heart.

Sarah always dreamed of joining a motorcycle gang and hitting the open road. What better way to escape a troubled childhood filled with poverty and alcoholism than to ride out and live a gypsy lifestyle? Her life changed the morning a biker stopped in the middle of the road and asked if she wanted a ride.

Reefer had two rules: don’t mess around with women who didn’t grow up riding the road, and his biker family always came first. Nothing prepared him for the woman who hopped onto the back of his Harley with the ease of a born rider and peeled back the layers of his sealed heart.

Two people running from a world full of hurt. Can they escape to find happiness or will they have to first revisit the past?

Sarah grew up on the reservation with an alcoholic father.  She has left the reservation and has sworn to never go back.  She has dreamed of hitting the open road for as long as she can remember; her patient Ellen has only added fuel to the fire as she shares stories of her time riding with a motorcycle gang.  When given the choice to leave with the “end man” of the Chrome and Wheels gang, will she take him up on his offer of the open roads?

Reefer misses his best friend Margie since she has put down roots with her new family.  He has grown up on the road with the Wheels and Chrome gang and has vowed to never give his heart to anyone that isn’t part of his world.  He never expected someone like Sarah to walk into his life and steal his heart.

Sarah has overcome a lot in her young life.  She now devotes her time as a home health nurse but dreams of so much more.  She wants to leave when Reefer gives her the choice but she is concerned about leaving her patients.  He wants her to be sure that she isn’t going to regret the decision to leave.

Reefer is a complex man.  We were introduced to him in Biker Babe and you couldn’t help but fall for him.  He has grown up on the road without his mother and resents her deserting him.  He has hardened his heart and vows he won’t settle down with anyone unless they are part of his family.  He never expected someone like Sarah to break through his defenses.  She makes him smile and he sees things through fresh eyes while they are on the road but he never expected betrayal from her.

These two are good for each other.  They both have had rough childhoods and grew up without mothers.  She envies the life he has lived and wants to be a part of his world.  She allows him to see the world through fresh eyes and it gives him a new perspective on life.  They are complex and interesting characters that have you pulling for them to work things out.

This was a fun book with lots of interesting characters.  It was nice to learn more about the Chrome and Wheels gang that Margie came from.  They are a close knit group that looks out for one another.  Their acceptance of Sarah was nice to see since they don’t let strangers into their group very often.  I also loved the twist at the end, it was very well done.

Overall I really enjoyed the 2nd installment in the Chrome and Wheels series and would love to see more books in this series.  I give Ride Free 4 Flaming Hearts.  

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