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review 2015-01-02 18:15
"A Gentleman in the Street" by Alisha Rai - A Book Review
A Gentleman in the Street - Alisha Rai

Triggers: Right now, I don't remember any, but if someone else read this, please let me know.


Okay, so, this is my first time reading this author. And I'll admit I was a little bit worried. As much as I love(and still root for) interracial romance novels, I have most definitely been burned by them before. In fact, repeatedly. So, I was really, really concerned. 


BUT!...I was happily, tremendously surprised by this, and I honestly couldn't get enough. This is by far one of the best IRR Romances I've read, if not in general, then most definitely in a long time.  


It was refreshing. Akira was the right mixture of vulnerable and tough. She didn't want to nor need to be saved by Jacob's love, and Jacob didn't cheapen his feelings by saying that he was. He also didn't try to "love-her-because-she-doesn't-love-herself". He wanted to show her that she deserved love and everything else that she had. I also liked the fact that Akira was bisexual and polyamorous, and that she was highly open and blunt about her sexuality and needs sexually. I also liked the fact that mention of multiple partners wasn't just held or put to one scene(usually, for the hero'es pleasure first then the heroine's) but mentioned or brought up repeatedly and comfortably. That being said, this is highly explicit, still being tasteful mind you. But there were a few things even I wasn't prepared for and found myself wanting blush at, and I've been reading erotic romance/erotic fiction for a while. 


Jacob. -enter swoon and sigh here- I adored him. It was probably due to the fact that I saw him as Chris Evans that made him even more attractive. But he was sexy and attractive even if there wasn't a face claim to him. Like I said, I liked the fact that he wasn't trying to change Akira from her ways, with the obvious exception of her not loving herself, her ideas on love, and etc. I don't want to say that he conformed to her sexuality. It was more of he became more aware of his own sexuality and what he liked and wanted from a relationship as well. Basically, they both learned something from one another. I also liked the fact that after he decides how he really feels about Akira he doesn't start acting like his old self and becoming distant or whatever toward her. He basically knows what he wants but does it in a way that isn't sexist/gross/over-bearing. He proceeds at a pace that they're both comfortable at with each other, if that makes sense. He doesn't really go in a "I-know-you-love-me" type of thing, thankfully. It's more of "we-know-we-both-like-each-other-but-we're-too-trapped-up-in-things-to-let-it-happen", each side for various reasons. I don't want to give too much away. 


I also liked the way it ended. It fit both of them. That made me happy. 


The sex scenes were hot, super hot. Like I said, this is extremely explicit. In a great way. There were times I had to walk away due to what I was reading. They were definitely one of a kind and didn't feel like the same old, same old, if that makes sense. 


 I had tons of fun reading this, and I really hope I get read more by this author.


Rating: 5 stars out of 5

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review 2014-12-06 06:09
#BookReview: A BDSM Weekend: Hot Game by Bridget Midway
Hot Game - Bridget Midway

My Review



Okay, the blurb pretty much gives you a good idea of what this story is about. So, I'm just going to tell you my thoughts.


Characters ~ I liked both Jackson and Zennifer (and can I say how much I lurvs that name). They were both easy characters to like and being that they were already in a "relationship", I felt IMO that it was easier to relate to them. Growth of both characters throughout the story was well done.


The Story ~ I felt it was a strong story. You pretty much go through both Jackson's and Zennifer's emotions as they try to figure out where this relationship will go. Once Zennifer is given privy to why Jackson broke up with her and what his sexual preferences are...she of course have always wanted a man to be a little more rough with her sexually, but never voiced those urges. Zennifer comes off a little uptight in the story. Everything must be perfect in her personal and professional life, she is the oldest and feels that it is her responsibility(after the death of her father) to take care of her mother.


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see the rest of this review @ Brazen Babe Reviews

Source: brazenbabereviews.blogspot.com/2014/11/bookreview-bdsm-weekend-hot-game-by.html
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review 2014-09-13 19:27
#BookReview & Quote-tastic: Talk Sweetly to My by Courtney Milan
Talk Sweetly to Me - Courtney Milan

My Review


Talk Sweetly To Me was a quick and sweet read I enjoyed over the weekend. This is my first book that I've read by Courtney Milan and I don't think it will be my last.


I thought she tackled the romance between Rose, a Black woman and Stephan, a white Irish man very well.


Rose who is a very smart woman...I mean like genius smart is good with mathematics. So here she works as a computer, it seems back in the day, some woman provided mathematical numbers in such a way to help as far as astrology and things like that; Rose helped with astrology. And Stephen, was a novelist and get this...a advise columnist for a women's paper.


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Source: brazenbabereviews.blogspot.com/2014/09/book-review-quote-tastic-talk-sweetly.htmlquot
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review 2014-07-20 20:24
Review: The Dividing Line and Heart & Seoul by Victoria H. Smith
The Dividing Line - Victoria H. Smith
Heart & Seoul - Victoria H. Smith


Books 2 and 3 and Ms. Smith's Space series. Book 2 picks up with Lacey and Drake in Paris. They are together now and Drake follows Lacey to Paris to be with her while she persues her dream of becoming an opera singer. Her gig has landed her here and she is becoming famous in her own right.


But Drake who has left his family and their money behind in the states is struggling to not so much with his girlsfriends fame but more I thought with things in general. He left school so he can't really find work and the work he does find is underpaying. Lacey I felt really didn't help in thier situation attempted didn't make Drake feel better kinda like in a way threw her fame and money in his face. Which is why I felt Drake didn't move in with her while they were in Paris. It was this and besides the fact that Drake didn't know exactly what he wanted to do with his life at this point.


So they head back to the States, but Lacey will be returning to Paris. Drake landed a job at the mechanic shop Lacey's cousin Derrick works at. While Drake is back in the states he meets up with other asian young folks around his age and they all become fast friends.

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Source: www.salaciousreads.com/2014/07/sunday-book-review-na-dividing-line-and.html
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text 2014-07-07 11:31
It's Time for The Swirl Awards

The Swirl Awards are basically the book awards for IR Romance and/or IR fiction in general. If I remember correctly, this is just the second year of The Swirl Awards but I’m not for certain. 

Anyway, here’s the current finalist list for 2014. Check it out. Voting is still open; the winners will be announced at the end of July. So, feel free to vote or just find books to read. :)

You can also find them on Twitter and Facebook as “Swirl Awards”. 

Happy reading!! 

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