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review 2018-02-19 10:00
New Release Review! Switch It Up (Noble House Kink #2) Sara Brookes
Switch It Up (Noble House Kink) - Sara Brookes

 

 

Welcome to Noble House, Where Your Passion is Our Pleasure, and Someone is Always Watching…

Hacker Madeline Zane gets off crossing lines. So when she discovers security flaws in the Noble House website, she thinks nothing of showing up at the door of the hybrid fetish club and demanding an audience with the owner. Especially after watching an intense online scene of the notorious Dom bringing a submissive to her knees.

Kochran Duke is weary of always being in control, but meeting Maddy rekindles his pleasure in what had become strictly business. And instead of making him jealous, seeing her submit to his old friend Ezra has him aching for something he didn’t even know he was searching for.

The kind of heartbreak Ezra’s lived through changes a man. Maddy makes him crave a life he thought he’d put behind him for good. Watching her with Kochran only fuels his desires, rousing the caged beast within.

Fortunately at Noble House, virtually any fantasy can become reality.

 

 

 

Switch It Up is an emotionally riveting tale full of explosive chemistry, super-hot sex scenes that hold readers hostage from beginning to end. The story puts a hold new light on the geeky sounding subject of technology as the author combines it with pleasure and kink so readers can’t help but become completely caught up in the unfolding events bring Madeline, Kochran and Ezra’s fantasies to vivid life.

 

The characters are strong, compelling and make it easy for reader to get to know them which in turn has readers empathizing with and falling for the characters as they work through their growing relationship that is full of emotional turmoil and sizzling passion. The sex scenes are full of red hot, steamy passages that burn up the pages as well as the virtual world which adds a whole new element and kink to the story and spices things up even more.

 

This is the first book that I have read in the Noble House Kink series and I found that the Sara Brookes did a great job of bringing the story and the characters to brilliant life which made it easy for me to become immersed in her sexy world that has its own unique elements that makes it different pleasure club stories that I have read. I will be reading that first book asap and waiting impatiently for the third.

 

 

Switch It Up is the 2nd book in the Noble House Kink series.

 

The 3rd book In The Rough is set to be released August 20, 2018.

 

Switch It Up is available in print & ebook at:

Amazon   Harlequin    Kobo   B&N   GPlay   iBooks

 

Sara Brookes can be found at:

Website   Goodreads   BookBub   Twitter   Facebook

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review 2018-02-10 21:02
Goodbye Perfect by Sara Barnard Was Actually Perfect
Goodbye, Perfect - Sara Barnard

Goodbye, Perfect is the story of what happens to those left behind when an A grade ‘good’ schoolgirl runs off with her music teacher.

 

I completely adore Sara Barnard’s writing. I asked to be a part of the blog tour because I adored Beautiful Broken Things so much I sobbed into my pillow when I finished it. My copy of Goodbye, Perfect was sitting next to my computer as I was waiting for something to load, and I picked it up just to have a quick flick through, read the first page, and was instantly hooked. I devoured it over the next 24 hours. I haven’t been reading much lately, and I had honestly forgotten the joy that a damn good book can give.

 

It’s not just that Barnard has a wonderful grasp on how teenagers talk - to each other, to adults, to themselves - but her characters are so three dimensional and I recognise so much of my own life in them. I think that’s why they touch me so much. I could totally identify people from my teen years in the book, and I think Eden’s relationship with her boyfriend Connor was not exactly sweet, but certainly comforting and incredibly real, although Connor does seem particularly mature in response to his on personal circumstances, in comparison to teen boys I knew.

 

I really liked that the question in the book wasn’t really about Bonnie, the ‘good girl’, and whether or not she really was in love with a man almost twice her age, and whether or not he really was in love with her. The real point of the book was the impact Bonnie’s departure made on those left behind and the position it left Eden in. Eden had a very undeserved bad reputation courtesy of being adopted when she was nine years old, and Bonnie had a good one. Eden was the brash, nonacademic, reckless one and Bonnie was the polite, straight A, measured one. Their friendship cemented on the fact that Bonnie grounded Eden and Eden helped Bonnie loosen up. Bonnie's actions shook her world and Eden was there to witness it.

 

What really helped me fall even more deeply in love with this book is the layout. There’s not exactly chapters, but it’s divided into the days Bonnie is missing. At the end of these, Eden recaps conversations that took on another meaning after Bonnie left. Text messages and Whatsapp messages are formatted differently. Everything looked so great and I thought it was a really smart and charming way to lay out the contents of the book.

I can’t pinpoint a favourite part of the book because there were just too many, but I’ll mention some things I really loved: Eden’s exploration into what family means when you’re adopted; her relationship with Valerie, her adoptive big sister; the way she looked after both her own and Bonnie’s little sisters; the relationship with Connor; Eden’s mouthiness and how everyone was kind of exasperated with her swearing but she kept doing it; stereotypes of teen girls and reputations and broken homes and perfect lives. In fact, it was Eden who so rightfully pointed out that if Eden’s such a bad girl and if Bonnie’s so good, why was Bonnie the one that ran away, right before final exams?

 

When I read Beautiful Broken Girls I wondered if it was just going to be it for me, if Barnard was capable of writing another book so perfect and that touches me unlike any other I’ve read before. I did skip over A Quiet Kind of Thunder because I thought it was more about a hetero romance than strong (British) teenage female friendship, which I think Barnard tackles and showcases unlike anyone else. But since Barnard has now managed to hit the ball out of the park twice for me, I am going to read A Quiet Kind of Thunder, and I hope I adore it as much as I have fallen deeply in love with both Beautiful Broken Things and Goodbye, Perfect.

 

I received this book for free from Pan MacMillan in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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review 2018-02-09 16:53
The Bridge: How the Roeblings Connected Brooklyn to New York by Peter J. Tomasi
The Bridge: How the Roeblings Connected Brooklyn to New York - Peter J. Tomasi,Sara DuVall

I am a huge history buff and love to learn about different landmarks. This book is about the building of the Brooklyn Bridge. It is not really my type of book as it is done in Graphic novel or Comic book style. It was still a great book. It takes you from the beginning of the the idea by John Augustus Roebling to the completion 14 years later of the bridge which was oversaw by his son Washington, and his daughter-in-law, Emily.

 

This book is great for kids and adults alike. It is actually a very short read since most of the book is pictures. But it does give you all the information you need to understand the idea and need for the bridge, how the spot was chosen, and how the construction began and all the way through to the completion.

 

The book tells of how Washington Roebling developed caisson disease and was pretty much bedridden for most of the 14 years it took to build the bridge but his wife Emily stepped up and pretty much became the chief engineer on site. At the time this was pretty much unheard of for a woman to take this type of role in well pretty much anything.

 

This book really is worth the time it takes to read it and you come out on the other end knowing a lot about a iconic landmark in the United States history.

 

I received this book from the Author or Publisher via Netgalley.com to read and review.

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review 2018-02-07 20:47
Roommates
How to Date a Douchebag: The Coaching Hours - Sara Ney

This is book #4, in the 5* How To Date A Douchebag series.  This book can be read as a standalone novel.  To avoid spoilers, and to understand the series better, I recommend reading these great titles in order.

 

Anabelle is anxious to move out of her Dad's home.  She is an adult and needs to have her own space.  Elliott needs a roommate, so it just makes sense.

 

Elliott does not realize how hard it will be to live with an attractive woman until he does.  They become good friends right away.  Having similar interests, it is not a surprise they find one another interesting.

 

This was the final book in the series.  I found it to be witty, clever, and shockingly - heartwarming.  There is a little of everything in this story.  I loved the heat level.  Sparks were just flyin' all over the place!  I also loved how the two MC's genuinely cared about one another, and it showed.  I give this book 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

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text 2018-02-05 07:10
Release Day Blitz - The Coaching Hours

   

 

 

THERE ARE NO DOUCHEBAGS IN THIS STORY.

 

Well, there are, but they’re not who this story is about.

 

This story is about me—the coach’s daughter.

 

When I moved to Iowa to live with my dad, the university's take-no-prisoners wrestling coach, I thought transferring would be easy as pie—living with my father would be temporary, and he'd make sure his douchebag wrestlers left me alone.

 

Wrong on both counts.

 

ASSHOLES ALWAYS COME OUT OF THE WOODWORK WHEN THE STAKES ARE HIGH.

 

A bet is placed, and I'm on the table. After one humiliating night and too much alcohol, I find the last nice guy on campus. And when he offers to rent me his spare bedroom, I go all in. It’s time for the nice guy to finish first.

 

Midnight chats and spilling my problems turn to lingering touches. Lingering touches turn to more.

 

And the ultimate good guy has the potential do more damage than any douchebags ever could.  

 

AMAZON | AMAZON UK  | AMAZON AU

 

GOODREADS

 

 

   

 

 

 

EXCERPT:


She perks up. “Wait, you’ve never had a back massage?”

 

“No?”

 

“Ever?”

 

“Nope.”

 

“Well, what the hell? How can I, in good conscience, lie here letting you rub my back when you’ve never had anyone rub yours?” She scoots over, pointing to the mattress.

 

“Lie on your stomach, I’ll do you first.”

 

I wave my hands in front of me in protest. The last thing I need is her warm hands roaming my body. “No, no, you don’t have to. It’s not a big deal.”

 

“Are you crazy? Back massages are the best—like, better than an orgasm. You’re first, so lie down.”

 

“And you call me the bossy one?”

 

“Quit stalling and get on the bed.”

 

Obediently, I climb to the middle of my bed in nothing but a pair of gym shorts, legs hanging off the side. Next to me, the mattress dips, Anabelle on her knees, approaching my side.

 

A finger glides down my spine. “It will be easier for me to do this if I’m sitting on you. Hope that’s okay.”

 

“Is that the approved method?”

 

“No, but my arms will get tired if I have to lean over you the whole time.”

 

“Do whatever then, I don’t care.”

 

I stiffen when Anabelle swings one leg over my body, straddling my ass. Warm palms at my lower back.

 

“You’re so tense. Try to relax,” she coos, making it worse. “Tilt your head to the side, that’s it.”

 

I hear the lotion bottle snap open. Click closed. My roommate’s palms rubbing together, warming it up. “Sorry, I don’t have any actual massage oil. This will have to do.”

When her hands make contact with my back, I almost groan it feels so fucking good. Warm. Smooth. Pressure in all the right places, pushing gently into my muscles.

 

Slowly.

 

Slower still, caressing along my shoulders, thumbs and fingers working together to soothe the burning on my right side.

 

“Doesn’t this feel great?” Her soft voice cuts into the silence. “You’re loosening up. That’s good.”

 

I feel her leaning as her hands move up and down my spine until they stop, hovering at the base of my neck. Thumbs stroking the skin below my hairline, back and forth.

Kneading.

 

Her torso dips, hands maneuvering my arms, placing them at my sides. Palms slide up and down my biceps.

 

For several minutes, she rubs my arms and shoulders. Then she skims down my ribcage unhurriedly, in no rush, making little humming sounds inside her throat.

 

I know I’m not imagining the feather-light way her hands drift down my spine. I remain still, letting her touch me, basking in it.

 

Remain still when her lips kiss the tender spot of my shoulder where it meets my neck, nose nuzzling behind my ear, her breasts rubbing against my back and what the fuck was that all about? What does she think she’s doing, trying to drive me insane?

 

 

 

 

        

 

 

 

 

Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte's, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British. She lives with her husband, children, and her ridiculously large dog.

 

 

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