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Review – About Last Night by Ruthie Knox

Review – About Last Night by Ruthie Knox

Posted May 20, 2015 by smutmatters in Contemporary, Reviews / 0 Comments

About Last Night by Ruthie Knox Published by Random House Publishing Group on June 11th 2012 Genres: Contemporary, Romance Pages: 216 Format: eBook Goodreads Amazon, Barnes & Noble Cath Talarico knows a mistake when she makes it, and God knows she’s made her share. So many, in fact, that this Chicago girl knows London is her last, best shot at starting over. But bad habits are hard to break, and soon Cath finds herself back where she has vowed never to go…in the bed of a man who is all kinds of wrong: too rich, too classy, too uptight for a free-spirited troublemaker like her.Nev Chamberlain feels trapped and miserable in his family’s banking empire. But beneath his pinstripes is an artist and bohemian struggling to break free and lose control. Mary Catherine-even her name turns him on-with her tattoos, her secrets, and her gamine, sex-starved body, unleashes all kinds of […]

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ARC Review – Embrace by Stacey Lynn

ARC Review – Embrace by Stacey Lynn

Posted May 16, 2015 by smutmatters in ARC, Contemporary, Reviews / 0 Comments

Embrace by Stacey Lynn Series: The Affair #2 on 5/10/15 Genres: Contemporary, Romance Pages: 210 Format: eARC Goodreads Amazon I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. This book continues the love triangle of Laurie, James, and Liam from Entice. The outcome of this one, who Laurie ultimately chooses, was fairly clear from the beginning, I thought. But the meat of the story wasn’t who she would choose, but how she would arrive at that decision and how she would make it work. When the book opens, Laurie is still very much torn between Liam and James. She and Liam have undeniable chemistry, and she recognizes that she’s falling for him even as she’s not sure if she should be. He’s been pretty open from the beginning that he doesn’t […]

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Review – Last Call by Alice Clayton

Review – Last Call by Alice Clayton

Posted May 15, 2015 by smutmatters in Contemporary, Reviews / 0 Comments

Last Call by Alice Clayton Narrator: Heather Smith Published by Simon and Schuster on January 6th 2015 Genres: Contemporary, Romance Pages: 176 Format: Audiobook Goodreads Amazon, Barnes & Noble From USA TODAY bestselling author Alice Clayton, known for her “deliciously addictive” (The Book Vixen) novels, this Cocktail series novella reunites readers with Caroline and Simon from the wildly successful Wallbanger.Simon and Caroline are back for another round of baking, banging, and big life changes. Settling in, but never settling down, Caroline has finally struck a balance between the professional and the personal. As one of the top interior designers in San Francisco, she travels all over Northern California between nook time with Simon. Perpetual globetrotter Simon has cut his frequent flyer miles in half over the last year, preferring to balance his professional and personal life, as well. The next step in their lives seems preordained—toasts, veils, and the aisle of […]

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Review – Hard to be Good by Laura Kaye

Review – Hard to be Good by Laura Kaye

Posted May 12, 2015 by smutmatters in Contemporary, M/M, Reviews / 0 Comments

Hard to Be Good by Laura Kaye Series: Hard Ink #3.5 Published by Harper Collins on April 14th 2015 Genres: Contemporary, Romance Pages: 82 Format: eBook Goodreads Amazon, Barnes & Noble Two damaged men.One dangerous mission.One healing love.These are the men of Hard Ink.Hard Ink Tattoo owner Jeremy Rixey has taken on his brother’s stateside fight against the enemies that nearly killed Nick and his Special Forces team a year ago. Now Jeremy’s whole world has been turned upside down by the chaos—and by a brilliant, quiet blond man who tempts him to settle down for the first time ever.Recent kidnapping victim Charlie Merritt has always been better with computers than with people, so when he’s drawn into the SF team’s investigation of his army colonel father’s corruption, he’s surprised to find acceptance and friendship—especially since his father never accepted who he was. Even more surprising is the heated tension he […]

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ARC Review – Entice by Stacey Lynn

ARC Review – Entice by Stacey Lynn

Posted May 12, 2015 by smutmatters in ARC, Contemporary, Reviews / 0 Comments

Entice by Stacey Lynn Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on March 19th 2015 Genres: Erotica Pages: 246 Format: eBook Goodreads Amazon, Barnes & Noble I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Laurie Baker is at a critical point in her life. She has a big decision to make, and a week-long conference in Chicago, so she heads to the Windy City prepared to for some serious soul-searching. What she’s not prepared for is Liam Parker. He’s staying at the same hotel, also for a work conference, and after a meet-cute in the lobby, both are hit with a pretty serious case of insta-lust. They spend most of their non-working time together, not leaving the hotel. By the time Laurie goes home, she feels a little more settled, but […]

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Review – Flirting with Disaster by Victoria Dahl

Review – Flirting with Disaster by Victoria Dahl

Posted May 10, 2015 by smutmatters in Contemporary, Reviews / 0 Comments

Flirting with Disaster by Victoria Dahl Series: Jackson: Girls Night Out #2 Published by HQN Books on January 27th 2015 Genres: Contemporary, Romance Pages: 384 Format: eBook Goodreads Amazon, Barnes & Noble There’s no hiding from sizzling chemistry… Artist Isabelle West has good reasons for preferring a solitary life. Tucked away in a cabin in the woods, she has everything she needs…except a red-hot love life. That is, until a hard-bodied US marshal threatens to unearth secrets she’s spent years protecting. But giving in to the sparks flying between them can only lead to one thing…disaster. Tom Duncan lives by the letter of the law. But no one has tempted him—or confused him—more than free-spirited Isabelle, who arouses his suspicion and his desire. As their connection grows, and their nights get hotter, they find their wild attraction might shake everything he stands for—and expose everything she has to hide.Bonus Girls’ Night Out novella, […]

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ARC Review – Back in Play by Lynda Aicher

ARC Review – Back in Play by Lynda Aicher

Posted May 9, 2015 by smutmatters in ARC, Contemporary, Reviews / 0 Comments

Back in Play by Lynda Aicher Series: Power Play #2 Published by Carina Press on May 11th 2015 Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Sports Pages: 256 Format: eBook Goodreads Amazon, Barnes & Noble For Minnesota Glaciers captain Scott Walters, skating on a bum knee—and self-medicating to keep skating on it—is all part of the game. That the painkillers he’s eating prevent him from having meaningful relationships is just one more sacrifice in a lifetime of them. He’s worked too hard to let his image be ruined by injury or dependency, so he hides the pain and fakes the rest—a girlfriend would only complicate matters.High school teacher Rachel Fielding never needed a man in her life, but she also never intended to grow old alone. When she meets Scott while visiting her brother, she’s intrigued to find herself wanting him in her bed. For hours at a time, as often as possible. Scott is […]

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Review – Home to Whiskey Creek by Brenda Novak

Review – Home to Whiskey Creek by Brenda Novak

Posted May 7, 2015 by smutmatters in Contemporary, Reviews / 0 Comments

Home to Whiskey Creek by Brenda Novak Series: Whiskey Creek #4 Published by MIRA on July 30th 2013 Genres: Contemporary, Romance Pages: 416 Format: eBook Goodreads Amazon, Barnes & Noble RT READER’S CHOICE WINNER Sometimes home is the refuge you need—and sometimes it isn’t Adelaide Davies, who’s been living in Sacramento, returns to Whiskey Creek, the place she once called home. She’s there to take care of her aging grandmother and to help with Gran’s restaurant, Just Like Mom’s. But Adelaide isn’t happy to be back. There are too many people here she’d rather avoid, people who were involved in that terrible June night fifteen years ago. Ever since the graduation party that changed her life, she’s wanted to go to the police and make sure the boys responsible—men now—are punished. But she can’t, not without revealing an even darker secret. So it’s better to pretend…. Noah Rackham, popular, attractive, successful, is shocked when Adelaide […]

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