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CONFESSION OF A Read-aholic

Bookworm. Nerd. Avid reader.

Book junkie. Bibliophile. Book addict.

Call it what ever you want. I have a love affair with books. Reading is my escape.

I felt alive every time I read. I love the feeling of being swept away with

the romance, angst, drama, humor and emotion of a book.

REVIEW: Sweet Persuasion by Maya Banks

Sweet Persuasion  - Maya Banks

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The man of her dreams would give the orders. For him, she had two words that satisfied them both..."Take me."

For five years, Serena has run Fantasy Incorporated and has devoted her time to fulfilling her clients' fantasies. Never her own. Until now...

Her most secret desire is to give ownership of her body to a man. Someone who will command her, pleasure her, and have complete authority over her. So she seeks out Damon Roche, owner of an exclusive sex club and a man strong enough to make her do anything he wants. Anything.

Together they'll journey into a world she's only dreamed of. She's given the opportunity to immerse herself in a different life while her normal one waits for her to return whenever she wishes. Damon has no desire to let her go, however. Serena is the woman he's long searched for, and it's up to him to convince her to stay when the game is all over with. He wants their fantasy to become their reality and for Serena to remain his pampered, cherished submissive.

 

MY THOUGHTS

 

SEX. SEX. SEX. LOTS OF SEX.

Scorching hot. Like I've said before this kind of book is not my cup of tea but surprisingly I found it very enjoyable. But I still don't know how I would handle it, I always ended up blushing. Haha.

Yes! Damon Roche is a damn fine man, downright sexy. Hands down. Gosh, he's like a dream. He's perfect. He treated Serena like a queen (lucky woman) and he doesn't share. *swoon*

And I loved Serena she isn't afraid to explore her sensuality. The connection between them were undeniably explosive. The sex between them left me speechless and blushing from my toes up to the tip of my head. They did a lot of sex here, from anal to spanking and to using butt plugs. *cringe*

Another thing I liked in this book are the girls friendship. They made me laughed a few times especially Julie. The men were not only gorgeous but so undeniably sexy that pretty much made my day. I really can't wait to read the other books from this series especially Julie and Nathan's story. 

“Sweet Persuasion” is filled with hot, steamy sex scenes. But enjoyable nonetheless. If you don't have any problem with books filled with lots of steamy sex scenes, BDSM, bondage, anal sex with a sweet and romantic story line this is a great read. :)

REVIEW: Sweet Seduction by Maya Banks

Sweet Seduction  - Maya Banks

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He was the stuff erotic dreams are made of

Salon owner Julie Stanford wanted Nathan Tucker ever since she gave him his first massage. Getting paid to feel every inch of his body, stripped, oiled, and spread out in front of her. Stuff dreams are made of. But the sexy guy was oblivious to the signals she was sending; until she finished off his final rub-down with something extra. In fact, the best extra he ever had. Unfortunately, he came around too late. Now Julie's moving on.

She was everything he'd dreamed of

The woman was driving him crazy.  She lit fire to his insides then ran like a scalded cat.  And now she's going to someone else to have all her fantasies fulfilled? Over his dead body. He's more than willing to give her what she wants, and as soon as he pins the little minx down, he'd show her his own brand of sweet seduction.

It's all fun and games until someone falls in love.

 

MY THOUGHTS:

This is the third book in the series and like the first two book it was also pretty HOT.And a lot funnier than I expected.

Julie Stanford has the hots for Nathan since the moment he walked inside her Salon. She did her best to get his attention. She was thrilled and always wanted to get her hands all over Nathan’s hot body but unfortunately for her he was so determined to avoid her and her advances. And that pissed her off big time because it left her wondering what the hell is wrong with her. 

I loved Julie’s character. I admired her spirit, determination. She knew what she wants or who she wants and willing to do everything to have it. She’s a fighter stubborn as hell but she also knew when to give up and move on.

Nathan Tucker. Oh gosh I don’t know if I want to smack him for being an idiot or kiss him for being sweet and softy. He’s extremely gorgeous, hot and sexy, smart, dependable, I could go on, but in short, he’s a real sweetheart. He’s easy to get along with, funny, he jokes a lot especially when he’s with his friends except when it comes to Julie. Since he met her he did nothing but act like some teenage boy about to experience his first orgasm. 

And when he learned that she’s moving on and planning to be a filling in a stud sandwich all bets are off. Haha (filling in a stud sandwich – another name for threesome. It made me laughed so hard Julie’s sense of humor is out of the world sometimes.) So Nathan did everything to prevent that. He’s willing to do everything for her even to the extent of crossing his own limit. I also loved the way he called Julie heifer. 

And for that the winner is Micah. Haha. Lucky man. He’s always been asked to be the second guy. 

Julie and Nathan’s nature of relationship is slightly different from the first two but I think it’s perfect for them. I don’t see Nathan doing stuffs like what Damon and Micah. But the story still great. The bed scenes are freaking HOT. HOT. HOT. And I loved the way how Maya Banks included the subplot. I still get to see what’s happening in Faith and Serena’s happily ever after. I also enjoyed the little information about Micah and Connor that was provided in this book.

Sweet Seduction is such a great book. And I really, really like it. Kudos to Ms. Banks for keeping me interested and wanting more.

P.S I’m very curious about Cole. 

 

Reblogged from Angels With Attitude Book Reviews:

REVIEW: Sweet Surrender by Maya Banks

Sweet Surrender - Maya Banks

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Under Faith Malone's deceptively soft exterior lies a woman who knows exactly what she wants: a strong man who'll take without asking - because she's willing to give him everything...

Dallas cop Gray Montgomery is on a mission: find the guy who killed his partner and bring him to justice. So far, he's found a link between the killer and Faith - and if Gray has to get close to her to catch the killer, so be it.

Faith is sweet and feminine, everything Gray wants and desires in a woman, but he suspects she's playing games. No way would she allow a man to call the shots in their relationship. Or would she?

Faith sees in Gray the strong, dominant man she needs, but he seems determined to keep her at a distance. So she takes matters into her own hands to prove to him it's no game she's playing. She's willing to surrender to the right man. Gray would like to be that man. But catching his partner's killer has to be his first priority - until Faith is threatened and Gray realizes he will do anything to protect her

 

MY THOUGHTS:

 

TWO WORDS: SMOKING HOT! 

This is the first time I've read a book that includes a threesome (M/M/F), anal sex, bondage, and spankings. This isn't my cup of tea, and I can say that it left me speechless, embarrassed, and most of all blushing. Haha. I’m actually planning to skip that part of the book but my curiosity got the best of me so I've read it. Now I know the saying "Curiosity killed the cat" is true because I nearly died because of it. Haha.

But I totally enjoyed it from the first page up to the last. It had all the elements I enjoy: strong-alpha male hero, intelligent and dependent heroine, likable secondary characters, funny/witty banters and interesting plot.

Grayson Montgomery is such a gorgeous, sweet and lovable hero. While Faith Malone is a strong-willed, dependent, and intelligent heroine. In my book they make a great couple. And fighting their attraction is way too cute, always turning away from each other. And when they've finally acknowledged their feelings their relationship was explosive.

What I like most about this book is not only did I fell in love with Gray and Faith but also with other characters too. Nathan and Micah were so damn hot. And I bet their stories will be hot as this one or maybe hotter. The author didn't tell much aboutConnor and Damon in this book that’s why I can’t wait to read their stores so that I can find more about them. 

Overall this was an enjoyable read for me. The author got me hooked and intrigued that I can’t wait to find more about the characters. That’s why I immediately started with book two.  

Happy reading!

SPOILER ALERT!

REVIEW: Acheron By Sherrilyn Kenyon

Acheron (Dark-Hunter, #12) - Sherrilyn Kenyon

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Eleven thousand years ago a god was born. Cursed into the body of a human, Acheron spent a lifetime of shame. However, his human death unleashed an unspeakable horror that almost destroyed the earth. Then, brought back against his will, Acheron became the sole defender of mankind.

Only it was never that simple. For centuries, he has fought for our survival and hidden a past he’ll do anything to keep concealed. Until a lone woman who refuses to be intimidated by him threatens his very existence.

Now his survival, and ours, hinges on hers and old enemies reawaken and unite to kill them both.

War has never been more deadly... or more fun.

 

MY THOUGHTS:

 

TWO WORDS: WOW. HEARTBREAKING.

I don't know what to say. It just.. WOW! It's beyond amazing!

I considered Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon as ONE OF MY FAVORITE. At first, I was really hesitant to read it. I actually planned to skip on the next book. From the previous books of series, the author gave us a bit information or rather a bit part of Acheron's dark past. And I don't like it. I don't really like to see him suffering and sad, and hurt. I just can't take it. But since I really wanna get to know more about him I decided to read the two volume of Acheron's Stories. It's really a long story. But it really is worth it in my opinion.. Worth the time and effort, and mostly it's worthy of my tears. italic text: sniff sniff

The first volume/first half of the story was all about Acheron's life as a human and his very early life as a god. It was really HEARTBREAKING. He was mistreated by everyone even Artemis, the woman he had made the mistake of falling in love with. I was really appalled by the horror and sufferings he have to endured even as a young boy. 

 

The first volume/first half of the story was all about Acheron's life as a human and his very early life as a god. It was really HEARTBREAKING. He was mistreated by everyone even Artemis, the woman he had made the mistake of falling in love with. I was really appalled by the horror and sufferings he have to endured even as a young boy. 

     He was so tired of begging.
     And he was tired of being hurt.

I cried *sniff and ached for him. It was really gut-wrenching to read about Ash's tortures, pains, sufferings. He was abused physically, mentally, emotionally as well as sexually. He was abandoned and betrayed by the people who should loved him. Seeing him alone and too afraid to reach out to anyone because of fear of being hurt again, broke my heart into million pieces. All he asked for was two things no one give him: LOVE and RESPECT. He was aching for it.

On the lighter note, I can still pictured him as the guy with a long blonde hair, sexy andDROP-DEAD GORGEOUS! Oh yeah! Although he was presented as a Gothic Guy in the second volume/second half and from the other books for me he's still the blonde guy.

 

 

And I guess Travis Fimmel really fit the bill, don't you think? :)


As for the second half of the story, I can say that I really enjoyed it. It deals about Acheron's love life and life as a Dark Hunter. It was way better than the first half. 

Enter Soteria Kafieri into the formula. Our heroine, Soteria or Tory first appeared in her cousin Geary's story with the Dream Hunter. She's an archaeologist and trying to uncover the truth about the Atlantis. That's when our Hero and Heroine met. Since Ash doesn't want anything from his past to surface. Acheron did his best to contradict and stop Tory in exposing him and the Atlantis.

He made fun of her findings. That's when she decided she hated Mr. Goth Asshole But of course, that's when their love story begins. Tory got Ryssa's diary and Acheron want it back. But the thing is, Ash is not the only one who wants the diary. Tory's life was put in danger and Acheron decided to stay closer to Tory. To protect her and the diary.

The chemistry between Ash and Tory was unbelievably sweet. And I really enjoyed their banters and constant bickering.

Acheron isn’t what Tory expected. After being with him and knowing the real Ash she couldn't help but ache for him. 

She couldn't speak for the tangle of emotions that gathered in her throat to choke her. She was angry for him and heartbroken


She recognizes him as a man first, then as a leader, and lastly as a God. It didn't make any difference with her when she learned that Ash is a God. She respected him. And treated him as a man.

All that matters to me is the man in front of me right now.
I'm not a man, Soteria.
I know. But if you think your godhood excuses you from putting the toilet seat down, think again.

And after she learns of his past, his present, who and what he truly is… She still wants to be with him. She stood by him and supported him when he needs comfort and affection. Because of Tory's love for him, he realized his self-worth, and that he is still worthy to be loved. Because of Tory's unconditional and unselfish love for Acheron, he was healed. He found his redemption. Love really conquers all. 

All in all, this book was really remarkable. Your heart hurts, then turns hopeful and burst with happiness. Sherrilyn did an AMAZING job with Acheron and I am so glad that I was able to read it. I absolutely love it! 

I suggest buying one for yourself! 

Funny Quotes / Conversations

There are some pains that run too deep for anything to absolve them. The best we can do is pick up the pieces and hope for the strength we need to keep going. (Acheron)
Is that what you do? (Tory)
No, I beat shit up – that helps even more. (Acheron)

"I don’t like your hair black." (Artemis)
"And I don’t like your head attached to your shoulders. Guess we can’t all have what we want, huh? (Acheron)”

“Bed the woman until neither of you can walk, and get her out of your system. Remember, no matter what they are or where they come from, all women have one simple birth defect. BPD."
"BPD?"
"Bitch Personality Disorder.”

“Ooo, and I have another thought. You’re omniscient, right? (Tory)
For the most part, yes. (Acheron)

"Then you have to tell me this ‘cause I have to know. What’s at the end of everything?" (Tory)
"That’s easy enough." (Acheron)
"Then tell me." (Tory)
"The letter G. (Acheron)”