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Review

I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I found the story of this book to be a bit on the unbelievable side. I mean, I just couldn’t believe the coincidence that the heroine answered a phone that wasn’t hers and got to talking to the hero and started what would be a passionate relationship that opens the heroine to a world of sexual possibilities. The reason why I found this to be unbelievable was that aside from the fact that this almost never happens in real life, I felt like the heroine’s character was inconsistent. I mean, she was supposed to be this abused, emotional wreck who has had nothing but bad people surrounding her all her life, right? I think it was a bit too impossible for her to jump into an adventurous relationship with someone when their only connection was their phone conversations.

I loved their conversations, though. Those were really steamy. I enjoyed reading about how that relationship started to become deeper. They both had lots of secrets about their lives, but their connection was really obvious. One thing I didn’t like about this book was the cliffhanger. I mean, I’m all for cliffhangers and shit, but I wish they’d be paced and placed the right way. I think that this book could actually just be rolled into one full length standalone novel. I think I may read the next book just so I’d know what happens to the main characters..

Reading Order [book-series]

Book 1 – Everything I Left Unsaid

Book 2 – The Truth About Him

 

 

Review

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Let me say it first that I read the previous two books in this serial. I loved the first book because it was when they met and fell in love. Of course, it was not a happy ending because they sort of broke up in the end, with Mia saying that she needed to work on her issues.

On the second book, I liked how they both came together, more mature, different people but still loved each other the same way. I liked the journey that they had when they were apart. I think they grew into more stable, solid characters when they were apart, so when they finally were together again, things would be better the second time around.

However, I am not really a big fan of this third installment. I guess a heroine with issues is good only for a maximum of two books. But more than that, with her issues always being in the way. And you know what, I got tired of reading about it, about her. I guess I found her drama too much that it wasn’t entertaining anymore.

I would say that if you followed this series, then you shouldn’t miss this book. You deserve the closure, and you’ve already come this far. It was still a good book, all in all. I just couldn’t overlook the fact that there have been moments when I just couldn’t wait for the tale to end.

Reading Order [book-series]

Book 1 – Bring Me You

Book 2 – Still Into You

Book 3 – Never Over You

 

 

Review

I received an ARC of this book from InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review and as part of the book’s blog tour promotions.

Jackson Steele, we meet again. I loved Say My Name. Everything that Ms. Kenner introduced me to in that installment hooked me into the trilogy. The haunting past of the main characters, the sizzling chemistry, the off-the-charts steamy scenes, the huge world of Stark. When I finished with the first book, all I could think about was reading this book.

On My Knees is on a different path from the first book. In Say My Name, Jackson and Sylvia were still testing the waters of their reunion. After the opened themselves to each other, their path was on working toward being more stable. On this second book, it wasn’t a question anymore of whether they loved each other or not, whether they would stay together or not. Sure, there were instances of jealous fits from Sylvia, but it was already understood that the conflict was not with them anymore. It was on the outside forces that affect their lives.

while I definitely loved this book, Jackson let me down more than once. I think three times, to be exact. I loved Sylvia in this book because she showed that she was the stronger one. She showed that she could face her demons and help Jackson through his as well.

I can’t wait for the culmination of their story. These two people have had lots of difficult challenges that I am really excited to see how they get their happy ending. J. Kenner has once again written us a book with so many things happening to it without losing her touch when it comes to steam-level. I truly enjoy the way that the sex scenes were written, absolutely a J. Kenner signature.

Reading Order [book-series]

Book .5 – Tame Me

Book 1 – Say My Name

Book 2 – On My Knees

Book 3 – Under My Skin

 

 

Review

I received an audio copy of this book from Book Enthusiast Promotions in exchange for an honest review and as part of the book’s blog tour promotions.

Oh my God. I can’t believe what I just listened to. This book ruined me for other audio books. I think that from this point on, I will be comparing all other books I listen to with this book right here.

Let’s start with the story. I have to admit that when I first heard of this book, I wasn’t that sold out. I mean, I’ve tried many authors, and most of the time, if it’s an author that’s new to me, I end up getting disappointed. However, I did think the story was interesting.

Interesting is not even enough to describe the book. The truth is, this book is hot, scorching hot, thrilling, gripping. We have a hero who has demons and a heroine who just happens to be the daughter of a covicted serial killer. Together, they are electrifying. I wanted them to hook up from their very first scene together. When you ad the other two male characters?  Oh my God!!!!

Now, with the audiobook,  the sexy and steamy story was elevated to a whole new level. It was intensified, made clearer, became more alive. The narrators did am excellent job of giving life and voice to the main characters in the story. I think Noah Michael Levine just became my favorite male narrator because of this.

Curing Doctor Vincent is a first book in a series, and while it does not need in a cliffhanger, it does leave a lot of the story unresolved. I believe that more of Xavier Vincent’s story will be delved further in the second book. Right now, I am very excited for Ms. Mason to release the next installment because Xavier has cast a spell on me, and I won’t be at peace until I get to the end of his story.

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Synopsis

My name is Aria Winston. I’ve fought desperately to escape the seedy underbelly of Las Vegas. Now I’m on my own, in control of my own life and my own destiny . . . just the way I like it. Until Sebastian Caine changes everything.

Aria has learned to play Sebastian’s game. She’s given him control, taken it back, and let him push her farther than she ever imagined she could go. But when Sebastian’s past comes to light, Aria receives a glimpse behind the facade—a revelation that disturbs her even as it makes her feel closer to this simmering, complicated man. Finally she comes to understand the real reason why Sebastian feels the need to dominate everything in his path. But Aria has a tortured history, too. And together they’re a dangerous combination. Now she’s the one pushing Sebastian to the breaking point . . . and if one of them burns up, they’ll both go down together.

 

 

Review

I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I think this installment would be the hottest and the most depressing part in the whole serial. We get to know Sebastian history. We understand what made him the way he presently was. He get to be angry at his father because he meant to isolate a little boy instead of giving him the freedom to choose his friends. We learn that he used to be kind, generous, and loyal until the poeple he loved used up all the good that was in him.

This installment made me like Sebastian even more. I already know Aria is a good heroine, but sometimes, her secretiveness about her family annoys me because it’s the one that tears her and Sebastian up. I wish she’d just come clean, so they can work through things as partners.

I really enjoyed this fourth book because it intensified the build up between the chemistry, the relationship, and their dark lives and the collision course that their worlds were heading for. Even if I wasn’t given a copy of the fifth book, I’d still look for it and read it because it promises a wonderful conclusion.

Reading Order [book-series]

Book 1 – Play Me Wild

Book 2 – Play Me Hot

Book 3 – Play Me Hard

Book 4 – Play Me Real

Book 5 – Play Me Right