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First Tango In Paris
First Tango In Paris
Price: £3.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very naughty..but repetitive after a while, 7 Aug. 2013
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There is no doubt that the sex scenes in this book are very hot and, well, quite dirty. If you are looking for romance or beautiful, pretty words - this is not the book for you. Is it porn? I suppose so but I don't see anything wrong in that. It's not particularly well written but the various scenarios and situations where the author explores her sexuality are exciting. I especially loved the scene in the sex shop when she pops in to buy a seductive dress for the evening. However, there is lots of squirting and gushing, porno style and that gets repetitive after a while.

The author definitely has promise but she could do with an editor as her punctuation is terrible (her excessive use of quotation marks for the names of food and drinks etc drove me mad! "Kir Royal" and "Roast" WTF?) Also, there were lengthy sections about her normal life away from the swinging scene which wasn't very interesting to me because it was every day life, there wasn't any conflict or suspense because as another reviewer mentioned, it is a memoir. With every encounter in Paris she describes minute detail from leaving the plane to getting a taxi, lunch, drinks again...body cream used, designer dress, dinner etc. I found this really tedious and skimmed these parts to get to the juicy bits.

I thought 50 Shades was a terrible book so for me, the sex scenes are better as I was annoyed by the inexperienced young woman in 50 Shades and her ridiculous love interest. Emma is an experienced married woman and this is what attracted me, I believe she has an interesting story to tell but in a shortened version of this book. I would give First Tango in Paris a try if you fancy a bit of saucy brain candy, I haven't quite finished it yet because it's something that I would probably dip into now and then rather than read in one go.


Unsuitable Men
Unsuitable Men
by Pippa Wright
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Funny read but predictable (spoilerish), 4 April 2012
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This review is from: Unsuitable Men (Paperback)
I haven't read a chicklit book in over two years. I think the last series I read was the Shopaholic series and I stopped at Shopaholic and Baby. However, this did catch my eye when I read a review in a magazine and I have to say that although it was very funny in places I was expecting to be a little more 'wowed' by it. As is goes, it's the same old formula and you can tell how the story will end half way through the book. However, it was still enjoyable in places but during the last quarter I found I wanted it to hurry up and get to the HEA because I was pretty sure where it was going.

Although I did sympathise with poor Rory's situation (The ex was a true pig) I often wanted to shake her as she seemed to be so insipid and wimpish when it came to him. I felt she let him get away with so much. Yet..she was very abrasive and outspoken to people in her every day life and those who were nice to her. I mostly enjoyed the scenes in her workplace, especially with the Totetastic Toffs. I could not help but chuckle at her posh workmate, Ticky. There were some brilliant lines from her and for me, she was definately the best character in the book.

This is a fun, fluffy read. If you're into chicklit then I'm sure you will love it. If you fancy reading something that won't tax your brain but will definately have you laughing on the train to work then this would be a good book to chose.


The Lion's Den (Knights of the Darkness Chronicles Book 5)
The Lion's Den (Knights of the Darkness Chronicles Book 5)
Price: £0.99

1.0 out of 5 stars Very disturbing, 21 Feb. 2012
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I used to really enjoy this series, although the last book started to go off track into soap opera I waited patiently for the next book.

This book is awful. There are some shocking scenes of rape including a scene where the rapist recounts he reactions of a young child he raped. I don't know what the author was thinking when she put these scenes in the book. I won't be reading any more of her work . On the one hand we have scenes of extreme sexual violence and in the next chapter you would have boring, lovey dovey oohs and ahhs over a pregnant woman and her toddler! Weird.


Sterling (Mageri Series Book 1)
Sterling (Mageri Series Book 1)
Price: £2.99

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Kind of disappointed.., 21 Feb. 2012
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Yes, this book has hot guys and the premise certainly does have potential but the writing lets it down.

For me, the book just didn't flow. I can forgive some spelling mistakes but one moment the herione would be in one position and then in the next, she would be across the room. I had quite a few 'huh?' moments and had to keep re-reading paragraphs to see if I had got it wrong (I hadn't). Also, something major would happen, a chase for instance and in the next chapter it would all be forgotten about, almost as if a full chapter was missing.

Even though this only cost me a quid I'm slightly peeved that I wasted the time reading it when I could have been reading something else. However, if the author had a better editor then it could be good. The heroine was indeed likeable and it does have...something new and refreshing about it. Sadly, for me, I just can't get past the points I have made above to continue, it just wasn't for me.


Envy: Number 3 in series (Fallen Angels)
Envy: Number 3 in series (Fallen Angels)
by J. R. Ward
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Some interesting parts...some not so interesting, 17 Sept. 2011
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All in all this book is an ok read. Is it a page turner ? Yes, in some parts but the problem is I found myself wanting to skip pages to find out what happens next with Jim,Adrian and Eddie rather than the Thomas Delvecchio and Reilly. Once again the featured couple failed to keep my attention, it was quite obvious to me that Thomas was a good guy so I didn't believe there would be any fight between good and evil, I wasn't moved by his 'inner conflict' and I should have been, isn't that the whole point of this series?

However, despite that Devina is turning out to be an enjoyable, love to hate villain. Her character is funny to read about and I like the interaction she has with Jim, she's like a lovestruck teenager. There are some dynamic scenes with Jim and his comrades (as I said before, page turners) and a dramitic turn of events that completely alters their lives and therefore the game that lies before them. This book is definately better than the last two and I will keep reading however...It's still not quite there for me and IMO, her BDB series is far superior. By the time I read the third book in her BDB series (Zsadist's story) I was completely, head over heels, sucked in, with the Angels series...I don't feel that way at all but hopefully the next book will change that.


Sins of the Heart (Mills & Boon Nocturne)
Sins of the Heart (Mills & Boon Nocturne)
by Eve Silver
Edition: Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great premise but not as good as I hoped, 4 Dec. 2010
This book has many 5 star reviews on Amazon.com so I decided to give it a go.

I thought that this was an ok book but I felt there were too many unanswered questions and to be honest..I could have done with more romance. Daegan was certainly a hot hero and I liked Roxy and felt sympathy for her situation but I needed more. I felt the book read more like urban fantasy rather than romance which is fine but I thought it was paranormal romance? however, I'm a big fan of both genres and I think the premise was refreshing. The book definately kept me turning the pages because I wanted to find out what happened and get some answers to why a character was killed and who was responsible. What happened was that I guessed who was responsible and I had to keep going back to reread certain parts because I got a little lost with the fanatical group and the purpose of the Daughters of Aset.

I also felt the book was unfinished as far as the love story was concerned. Yeah, I get that the hero and heroine confess their love for each other as soon as they defeated the bad guys but then what happened after that? We don't know where they will live, we don't know how Daegan told his father that he now has a mate who is the enemy..basically there wasn't a strong enough conclusion to give me any emotional satisfaction. Therefore I'm going to have to read the next book to get some answers which is okay as far as the continuing storyline is concerned but I don't expect that when I want to find out how the protagonists continue with their romance against such opposition. Fortunately, the next two books are already available so maybe that is why the author left this one unfinished? I don't know.

This book has had good reviews so I would definately give it a try and judge for yourselves. It has..something about it that differentiates it from the barage of mediocre paranormal romance out there and the world building is actually very good.


No Mercy
No Mercy
by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Edition: Paperback

21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing..., 18 Sept. 2010
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I enjoy this series, the author has the ability to take the reader on an exhilerating journey of passion and heartache mixed with action and humour. However, there have been some complaints about too many characters being introduced and plotlines being dragged out and I have to say that when it comes to No Mercy, I agree with those complaints. Now that Acheron's book has been written I understood that we were now entering another story arc with either Savitar, Thorn or Jaden. Well..that doesn't appear to have happened in this book. Jaden and Jared don't make an appearance. Nick is still acting like a brat (so tired of his behaviour now) and more subplots to confuse us. This book is another bridge which isn't what I was expecting. We already had this in Stryker's book and to be honest for an author of this calibre I expect quality not quantity. As it is, I got neither, the book is small with big print and margins. I would have liked something I can get my teeth into. Unfortunately, I really didn't care about Dev and Samia as there was little character development and more time spent on yet another form of demon and other new characters. The plot was rushed and it had no substance. Okay, it was funny in places but nothing about this book made my heart surge and I felt that the ending was all a little too conveniant. Dev was a Were Hunter and Samia a Dark Hunter, naturally, because of their race and occupations they were going to face some upheaval in their future but 'ta-daa!' it's all fixed in the Epilogue as if by magic. Not good enough I'm afraid. No Mercy does very little to progress with the continuing storylines from previous books and that is very frustrating to me.

I gave it 2 stars because I did enjoy revisiting New Orleans and as I said, it was funny but when you have authors like JR Ward, Larissa Ione and Kresely Cole writing books in excess of 300 pages with excellent plotlines, situations that are resolved in 2 to 3 books and the ability to evoke strong emotions in the reader without fail...I think Kenyon neeeds to step up her game. There are so many secrets and little twists and turns that I find myself forgetting about what has happened and that isn't a good thing for any reader.


The Darkest Passion (Lords of the Underworld)
The Darkest Passion (Lords of the Underworld)
by Gena Showalter
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad..could have been better in places, 23 May 2010
First of all I will say that I'm happy with the romance in this book. Olivia is a likable heroine, she's strong, sassy without being mouthy and sarcastic. A gentle woman who wants to experience love and passion but will stop at nothing to protect those she loves. Yeah, I liked her. Aeron is also a great hero, one of my favourites in the series and I felt that the two were well matched and I enjoyed their journey (and I'm including his inner demon, Wrath) towards tru wuv and amazing, passionate sex.

Where the book falls down for me is the plot surrounding Aeron's pet demon, Legion. I liked Legion, I kind of saw her relationship with Aeron as a father/daughter thing, similar to Ash and Simi, very cute and amusing however the author drastically changes course in the book and transforms Legion into a very bitchy, pouty, slutty woman child. Honestly, at some points it was cringworthy and I wanted to punch her so hard which freaked me out because I have usually enjoyed reading her scenes. At times I felt compassion for her but then she would do something so selfish I'd end up wishing she would just be confined to hell.

Although the plot was interesting for most of the book (including the set up for Gideon's novel) I felt it failed towards the end. The book seemed rushed as if the author had written herself into a corner and then found an all too convenient ending to give the hero his HEA. It was an anti climax for me, at one point you do feel sadness for the main characters and you wonder how the situation will be resolved..and then she almost goes back on what she had previously written to make things all good again. Like magic.

Still a good series, I'll definately be reading the next one but for me..this is no Black Dagger Brotherhood, it's just an nice, easy way to fill my time until something really good comes out (like Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews!)


Lion's Heat : A Novel of the Breeds (Breeds Novels)
Lion's Heat : A Novel of the Breeds (Breeds Novels)
by Lora Leigh
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: £6.99

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars What a let down.., 15 May 2010
Like many others, I was so excited about this book. At last we get to find out which woman tames the notorious Bad Boy of the Breeds, Jonas Whyatt.

Well that woman turned out to be a spoiled brat who refused to listen and was ungrateful for all Jonas did for her. She was judgmental, rude and was not someone who I believed had the Breeds best interest at heart. Rachel was a single mother with a baby, she was so lucky to find a man who loved her and her child from the start, who would give his life to protect her and her child..he loved her so much and yet when something went wrong she immediately got defensive and thought that Jonas would put her child in danger. She had no idea who her mate was and what he believed in.

Aside from that the book left many questions open, the editing was awful (Words forgotten, bad punctuation..) babies levitating out of cots..just terrible. This book was unsatisfactory and I don't think I can continue with a series that really isn't going anywhere and it actually is lacking in passion. Her sex scenes are all the same and I find that her style is repetitive, the author inserts the same three saucy words to titilate. Geez, there is more than one word to describe a certain part of the female anatomy..


Poor Little Bitch Girl
Poor Little Bitch Girl
by Jackie Collins
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Yawn, 15 May 2010
This review is from: Poor Little Bitch Girl (Paperback)
I picked this book up as I was recovering in hospital and Jackie Collins was one of the first authors I read as a curious teenager. Fast foward 20 years..I have come to the conclusion that she should actually be writing for teenagers. This book is utter drivel. I was curious about Bobby because I was such a fan of his mum and grandfather but what a disappointment he turned out to be! Bobby had none of the ballsiness or maverick attitude that comes with the Santangelo name, he was just a boring rich kid with a weird obsession with older, powerful women that treat him badly. Totally lame.

This book lacks plot, half way through you wonder what it's actually about, the characters are unlikeable. We have a overpriveledged, spoilt brat whose parents were movie stars and she is now secretely working as a Madame (Hmm..haven't we had that before in another book?) A supposedly 'hot shot' conceited female lawyer who is actually more interested in getting laid and is constantly being pushed around by friends, employers, parents..and lastly a selfish, dumb assistant who believes her married Senator boss will leave his wife just because she's pregnant. And that is what the book is about. Four people and their pea brains.

And if you're looking for a racy read then don't bother. Stephanie Meyer had more passion in her Twilight series. Jackie Collins has mastered the fade to black sex scene. At the end of the chapter the couple have dinner and at the start of the next chapter the sex is over with and they are having a post coital cigarette. It's that bad.

There is a murder plot in the background but it's so transparent you actually won't care by the end of it.


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