This Russian bear is kinky in the extreme!

How to Domesticate a Russian Bear: A Russian Bear IIIHow to Domesticate a Russian Bear: A Russian Bear III by C.B. Conwy

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

3.5*

I haven’t read any of the previous books in this series but I don’t think it mattered too much as there was enough explanation it was needed.

So, to the book itself. This is a study in how to write a style of BDSM which allows feelings and emotions to bleed through into everything which happens on the page.

I’ve never read this author before either and they have an interesting style of writing which is heavy on the details but not to the point of excess while, at the same time, having some odd grammar. Like Mischa lending a house instead of borrowing it – as in the sentence reads Mischa had lent a house from one of his clients. Just odd, but strangely it worked alongside the Russian man’s character.

Tom is a gem, feisty and stubborn but also utterly compliant in his submission once he gets over himself. There’s lots and lots of scenes of sex in this book so if that ain’t your thing, don’t read it.

It’s not always my thing either but here they’re handled with skill and as well as being descriptive, they manage to portray the trust and emotional connections while being volcanic.

There’s lots of humour too to break through all the sex and a fair bit of relationship communication and development and all ends with a neat epilogue.

#ARC received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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Book two of the Kings of Hell MC hits all the right creepy and sensual notes

My Dark Knight (Kings of Hell MC, #2)My Dark Knight by K.A. Merikan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I honestly don’t know where to start with this one there are so many parts where I was left with my jaw dropping or thinking ‘did I really just read that?!’ and picking just one out seems like a disservice to the rest.

So, I will begin with the ending, which was all ends up awesome, full of humour, emotions, scorching hot, commitment and creepy edges.

This book is a masterpiece walk along the line between a contemporary motorcycle club romance and a paranormal packed with villainous deeds and the Merikan writing duo come out on top as always.

From the off this story screams quietly to itself, things are not normal in the Kings of Hell clubhouse and now it’s VP Knight’s turn to fall down the rabbit hole as he encounters his online nemesis The Count, a lover of the madman and serial killer William Fane who inhabited the house some two centuries earlier.

Things get off to a bad start as Elliot, the man behind the facepaint, keeps pushing all of Knight’s protective instincts while simultaneously rousing all his desires. And OMG when they finally let loose on those desires things explode.

The level of “WTF did I just read” switches between seriously creepy and disturbingly arousing at the same time and there are some scenes which I know I’ll be thinking about for quite some time.

Sex is, as ever with these two writers, beyond hot and approaching the stratosphere but it also carries a hint of protection and a needy desire to belong which is unique to Knight and Elliot.

The way Elliot lives to feel wanted is delivered with delicious surrender and Knight’s commanding presence overwhelms the senses. Together their dynamic leaps off the page and there are times when a cold shower becomes a real need, especially once the ghostly malevolence takes hold.

I am loving this series so much and book three shows no sign of letting up on the incredible ride. Oh and that cover from Natasha Snow = swoon!

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Seriously sexy menage from Witt

Out of FocusOut of Focus by L.A. Witt

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

There’s not many authors I’ve read who have as deft a hand when it comes to not only making a menage work but adding elements of BDSM into the mix as LA Witt.

This one is deliciously sensual and smoking hot but with a powerful emotional connection too which helps to ground all the sexy times into a real relationship.

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This book is awesome

Call the CoronerCall the Coroner by Avril Ashton

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Heed the trigger warnings, this is no hearts and flowers romance but it absolutely is a dark and twisted rollercoaster of emotion and desire.

I haven’t read any of the other books in the series but I don’t think I missed anything vital, although I absolutely will now be going to get all the others because these are totally my kind of kink.

Seriously dangerous men working in a dangerous world with death and despair on the edge of every action, this was a powerful examination of how the thing we think we hate often turns into the thing we need the most.

This is not fair the faint hearted but if you like honest emotion, no matter how dark the flavour, then read this book. Fans of KA Merikan should love this one. This is volcanic hot and powerfully erotic.

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Epic catch up with Jude and Snow

Unbreakable Stories: Snow (Unbreakable Bonds #2.5)Unbreakable Stories: Snow by Jocelynn Drake
and Rinda Elliott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wonderful set of stories, some already sneaked out on their various social media channels, giving a glimpse into life for Snow and Jude now that the horrendous threat which was following them during Shatter has ended.

I love that Rinda and Jocelyn spent the time crafting these in between shorts to flesh out the lives of the gorgeous men who inhabit the Unbreakable Bonds series. The main novels are wonderful but these little snippets into what happens next allow the reader to form an even greater bond with the characters.

This set treats us to some ridiculously hot sex, there isn’t a wall that’s safe from being exploited and abused when Snow and Jude have got their lustful desires running. But it’s not just the fun times, there’s some real emotional moments which give a glimpse into just how much Snow loves the paramedic who wouldn’t accept a one night stand only.

The camping story which finishes this set off has some hilarious bits but also some gut punches which remind the reader of what these four friends have been through and what it means to be loved by one of them.
Poor Ian and his bear 🙂 but more importantly, thank goodness for his story coming out in just a couple of months. It has to be one of the most eagerly awaited books of 2017!

And ill now not be able to look at a bottle of tequila in the same way again 😉

The insides very much match the smoking sensual heat of the cover – fabulous job all round.

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Unmissable!

Torch (Unbreakable Bonds #3)Torch by Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A word to the wise, don’t start reading this at 10.30pm otherwise you won’t get to sleep until 2.45am like I did last night.

This book is everything I’d hoped it would be and is a brilliant follow on from Shiver and Shatter. Rowe is still reeling from the murder of his wife Mel nine months ago when his old Ranger buddy Noah arrives having finally left the service.

Noah is the only man Rowe has ever had an emotional connection to outside of his friendships with Lucas, Snow, Ian and the men they love, but he ran after one steamy night in Prague years before Mel.

Now that Noah’s back in his life, Rowe is wondering whether running was a huge mistake although the guilt he feels with Mel’s death, and the looming threat from Boris Jagger, is still holding him back.

But one night a little bit of green-eyed jealousy and a touch of booze lets the walls down and Noah back in.
What follows then is the usual emotionally gripping and scorching hot ride you’d expect from these two wonderful writers.

The suspense and mystery in this book is cleverly paced and, unlike the first two, there is a sudden twist I didn’t see coming. It also makes it clear why Ian couldn’t be the subject of book three and neatly sets everything up for both his story with Hollis and the conclusion to the criminal activity which had threaded through all the Unbreakable Bonds books so far.

Having to wait now until spring next year for Ian’s story to round up this tale of four incredible men and the ones they fall in love with is torture!

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Even hotter than Shiver – and that’s going some

Shatter (Unbreakable Bonds #2)Shatter by Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Even better than the first book and I wasn’t sure that was going to be possible.

Snow stole my heart just like he stole Jude’s (not Josh, argh had to correct that, was typing too many reviews at once and got the wrong character name!) and I was on the edge of my seat throughout this book because of the brilliant way in which the romance fit into the wider crime story which was following on from events on book one.

But OMG at one of the things which happened in this book, I’m interested to see how these two writers are going to pull that back from the abyss but I have no doubt they will do.

The setting of this series has been very well crafted with a whole host of characters fleshing out the narrative.
Can’t wait for book three to come out soon and to see what happens with Rowe.

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