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review 2017-02-02 23:17
Pretty Lost Dolls - K. Webster,Ker Dukey
Pretty Lost Dolls picks up right where Pretty Stolen Dolls left off; with the help of Macy, Jade finds herself back in her cell. But this time Jade isn’t the scared little girl she once was… She is a detective, trained, ruthless, and she was getting out alive once and for all.

Benny doesn't have little Jade.
He has Detective Jade Phillips.
The department's most ruthless cop.
A b*tch.
A rumored dike.
A f*cking nightmare.


I still feel aghast at myself for rating a book with Ker Dukey 4 stars (Pretty Stolen Dolls) but the first installment lost my interest because I didn’t quite connect with Jade. This installment still kind of went that way- BUT Benny’s backstory and Macy’s unraveling took the plot and action through the roof! This is what I’m talking about! Whoa! *this was intense*



Jade, as a character, I still find wishy-washy- and it was hard for me to empathize with her point of view. She is not a compassionate person in my opinion. With Benny showing vulnerability I would have expected her to feel some sort of Stockholm syndrome towards him but nope- she was almost robotic. I must escape. I hate him.

Okay, now onto the plot- did I say it was intense? OMG I could not put this down. This was darker, grittier, and more captivating than the first book. There wasn’t a dull moment- just nonstop twists, revelations, and action. We finally learn more about Benny and how he came to be- which is dark and f’ed up in itself. And Macy- she takes creepy doll to a new level. Wanna play a game?



Dirty Little Doll,
You are invited to a tea party.
Dress pretty and don't be late!
XOXO,
Broken Little Doll


Now. I know this can’t be the end. With the Empathy series we got some novellas. To make this convenient I have provided the authors with a list of novellas I would like:
• Macy’s point of view
• The future novella with a character introduced at the end
• Benny’s full story
• A Bethany’s point of view


Please. Please. Don’t make me beg!



5 stars hands down xx
 
 

 

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review 2017-01-25 22:10
Dirty Ugly Toy - K. Webster

Nineteen toys. Nineteen locks of hair. Nineteen times I’d indulged in my greatest fantasies. I believe the twentieth one will be extra special.



Prostitute.
Drug Addict.
Woman lost.


Jessica or "bunny" never imagined she’d be roaming the UK looking for her next fix. She became numb through the heroin and numb to selling her body. When a tall, dark, and handsome business man offers her a ridiculous sum of money it seems too good to be true. All she has to do is be his “toy” for 6 months. When the mask is off and her “duties” are revealed- will she be able to keep up her end of the bargain.

Payback’s a b.tch and Bunny’s about to repent for the sins of my mother.

Mommy issues galore.
Angst.




Braxton Kennedy is a man who ALWAYS gets what he wants. Except this time- he wanted a strawberry blonde but her hair was dyed. Too late. He will just have to make do with his defective toy. This isn’t his first toy and they expire after 6 months but this one…. reaches him in a place he never suspects…

I absolutely adored Jessica’s character. She was rough, a little gruff, and yet had a good heart buried beneath the haze of drugs. She had an intriguing back story and her mind worked in a way I believe any reader can identify with. It was refreshing to read about such a fierce yet vulnerable captive woman.

Brax was your typical billionaire with the temper of a 3 year old- but endearing in his own way. I feel the introduction to him in the beginning of the book didn’t match the direction his character went. When I read the prologue I thought “damn this guy is twisted!” But truly he was about as scary as...



One thing I’d like to add is I don’t believe this book is dark. It was more of a grey romance with a few dark elements but I personally would not classify it as dark. That did not take away from the enjoyment to me but I believe this story is mislabeled. Who knows- maybe it’ll be dark to others. I would have liked what happened to the toys to have stayed what the book hinted at--but I understand for the ending it couldn't be that way. Overall I enjoyed the engaging writing style, banter between all of the characters, and well-rounded dynamic secondary characters as well. I would highly recommend this read! Loved it xx

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review 2017-01-25 21:50
Pretty Stolen Dolls - Ker Dukey,K. Webster

It is an anxious, sometimes a dangerous thing to be a doll. Dolls cannot choose; they can only be chosen; they cannot 'do'; they can only be done by. ~ Rumer Godden



Sisters Jade and Macy Phillips disappeared without a trace as preteens. Where most girls were discovering make-up and reading Teen Vogue, the Phillips sisters lived in the basement dungeon of a demented man named Benjamin or “Benny.” Benny loved to dress his dolls up in frilly dresses and use them for his sadistic games but when one doll escapes he will do anything to get her back…

8 years after escaping Jade cannot get over what happened to her in Benny’s basement. She is determined to find her sister and bring justice where it’s due. As a successful detective she has been waiting for a lead for years- never giving up. When Benny comes back to haunt her she enters a powerful cat and mouse game.

Such a pretty little doll...



A quarter of the way through Jade reminded me a lot of Mariska Hargitay- she was determined, self-assured, and on top of every new lead or case that came in resembling hers. A woman with a mission and no time for silly emotions. Towards the end however I felt Jade’s character becoming more and more unlikable to me- she became whiny, careless, and seemed to lose any sense of professionalism that drew me into her character in the beginning. *sigh* Maybe it’s just me…

Overall, the plot was amazing and something entirely new to me. I loved the mix of suspense, SVU –esque mystery, and the whole creepy concept of the dolls. ACKK they’re so creepy!

The end had a major twist and revelation which I wish would have maybe happened sooner- my interest dipped for a while during the middle. I did have to go back and re-read several passages to understand what happened but I was definitely surprised! Now I have to get my hands on book two to find out what happens next!

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text 2017-01-23 16:33
Spring Fling by Elle Christensen
Spring Fling - Elle Christensen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View the full post plus giveaway on my blog: 

http://nadineisobsessedwithbooks.blogspot.com/2017/01/release-blitz-giveaway-spring-fling-by.html

 

 

Spring Fling

 

by Elle Christensen
Publication Date: January 23, 2017
Genres: Erotic Student/Teacher Novella

 

Purchase: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Abbi and Logan burn for each other the moment they meet and it turns into a week of passion that neither of them expected. After spending spring break together, it’s clear they both want more. But, when it turns out that Logan is a new teacher at Abbi’s school, it looks like their relationship is doomed to be nothing but a spring fling.

 

 

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review 2017-01-22 23:32
Wagering On Wendy (Playing for Love #4) by Tara Crescent
Wagering On Wendy (A MFM Ménage Romance) (Playing For Love Book 4) - Tara Crescent

Tara Crescent is one of my FAVORITE Authors because I know no matter what the subject matter, or, whether it's contemporary or science fiction, it will be a STEAMY read, and this book is proof positive of that. Melt your panties HOT! The chemistry between Asher, Wendy, and Hudson was combustible.

I am loving this series, Wagering on Wendy is the fourth book in the "Playing for Love" series, each book is based on one of the friends that meet each Monday night for their Thursday night get together...yes their Thursday Night meeting for drinks and gossip is held on Monday nights....strange but it works. I have loved getting to know each of the women and although each of the women pop up in all of the books each story can be read as a stand alone makes it easier for jumping into the series at any time.

Wendy is a divorce lawyer and from her upbringing she doesn't trust men very much, that being said, she is going to learn how to trust Asher and Hudson because the three of them are perfect together! Asher and Hudson have their own reasons for not putting their hearts on the line, Hudson was previously married to a gold digger, and Asher...poor Asher was in love with a client and he was heartbroken when she was no longer in the picture. To say that all three of them have had events in their lives that left them with a wall around their hearts would be an understatement, BUT, when the walls finally start to fall....its a wonderful thing to witness

 

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