Wow! This woman, Ms. Kresley Cole, can write anything. I began reading her action packed-under and above the covers- Immortals After Dark series many years ago. I read quite a few, then put her books on hold for a while. I came back last year and have nearly completed IAD. As we Geminis love to do, we read at least five books at one time (depending upon our mood). In doing this, I thought I would try Ms. Cole's earlier works after having recently completed her new-amazing-contemporary erotica series, The Game Makers. Knowing how great she handled Contemporary in addition to Paranormal Romance, I had faith that her earlier works-The MacCarrik Brothers trilogy- would be fantastic. Well, I can honestly say that I placed my faith in good hands because this series, so far, is really wonderful. For those who like non-paranormal romance, don't mind period pieces with minimal historical details, and more detailed erotic scenes with brawny, sensual, loving, alpha-males who happen to be Kilt wearers, then this is your series. This book of three, is well written, has a good story line, is erotic but tasteful, and is an easy read! I highly recommend it. There is just a special way that Ms. Cole, and only Ms. Cole, writes sex scenes that are the most unique and erotic in general romance. I have never read anyone else that writes them like she does. It's strange because the scenes are so normal and vanilla, but they make you puddle on the floor every time. And oh yeah, did I mention there's an actual plot that takes up most of the book! I know, right?! Amazing how now we can get a two-for-one deal in today's literature. This book is indeed a "kilt lifter" not a " bodice ripper." Just to clarify ;) But not a cheesy Harlequin; one of few genres I detest vehemently. Yes, there is a clear distinction. So, check this first book out via Overdrive, it's free! You can't go wrong with that, especially if you are new to her works. Enjoy what's under the kilt, I mean cover ;)
|This was a very emotional read. It deals with child abuse and domestic violence. It is very intense as it deals with Kayla's past and its affect on her present. Kayla takes up fighting because of the past. She uses it as a way to protect herself and free herself from the abuse. Along the way she has left Chase behind because her past caught up with her. He finally finds her and wants to hate her but when he learns her reasons he cannot hate her but wants to help her.
Kayla is scarred but she is s This was a very emotional read. It deals with child abuse and domestic violence. It is very intense as it deals with Kayla's past and its affect on her present. Kayla takes up fighting because of the past. She uses it as a way to protect herself and free herself from the abuse. Along the way she has left Chase behind because her past caught up with her. He finally finds her and wants to hate her but when he learns her reasons he cannot hate her but wants to help her.
Kayla is scarred but she is strong. I like her. I also liked Chase and can understand his feelings. When aspects of Kayla's past are revealed, I came to strongly dislike people from her past. The story is realistic. I loved the intensity of the writing as well as the changing first person point of view of Kayla and Chase. It made me feel that I was in Kayla's shoes.
While this story left me drained, I would read Foxy Tale again. I liked her writing.
Trouble by Olivia Myers
Was invited to read this and post reviews and looked at the synopsis and thought it'd be a good fit for the books I do read.
Starts out with Duke who runs his own bar, Shotguns. Alexi walks in surveying the place and heads to the bar where Duke is. She wants the job of waitress.
She is trying to prove that she can complete college and not use any of her daddy's money. The story is fast paced and colorful and imaginative with what they have.
There are physical attractions to one another and we learn of Duke's story and about the business. Liked learning about rock climbing and some new words, which I look up to make sure I fully understand them.
Steamy hot sex scene but neither of them want to do a repeat. Lexi is a business major and he just may have the solution of his problems. With such detailed descriptions you can play the scenes in your head, as if you were right there. Free book at the end of this.
Another book is included: along with an excerpt of yet another book.
“Pleasure In The Stars” by Olivia Myers.
This story is about a trip 3 women take to another planet. for pleasure. Everything pleasurable is at their fingertips.
Men from all over, even aliens are there to experience pleasure. The women work at a travel agency and Nat has never traveled.
Maybe the other women can teach her how to relax and enjoy herself. Hot and steamy!
Would've rated these a 5 if the books were longer.
I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.