Sunday, November 11, 2012

Review: Double Time by Olivia Cunning

After falling head over heels in love with Reagan Elliot, the perfect woman for him, Sinners’ rhythm guitarist, Trey Mills, vows to give up his bisexual ways forever.  When an obsessed fan threatens Reagan, she hires her friend, Ethan, to protect her while on tour.  Falling for his girlfriend’s bodyguard,  a guy, was never on Trey's agenda.  Will he have to choose between them, or can he have the best of both worlds? description taken from here.

I love Olivia's books so naturally when I finish one of her books I run to her website to see when the next one is coming out.  I have been super excited for Trey's book, but I do have to admit to one thing... 

When I first read the plot for DOUBLE TIME, I was naturally excited for the book to come out.  But, the entire plot changed before the book was released and I am SO happy that it changed.  This book is all the more amazing because of this new plot and I think it runs with the series better than what the book was originally told to be about.

If you have read Olivia's books before (and I hope you have because they are amazing) then you know that Trey is an "equal lover" as Brian puts it. Trey likes to play both sides and both sides are equally as amazing in this book.

In the beginning of the book, the reason Trey decides to give up guys forever is because he knows he can never have Brian (which we already know about if you have read the past books).  When he meets Reagan, he naturally wants the gorgeous girl with the amazing guitar talent and he goes after her like he does with all women.  The only difference is that Trey is genuinely interested in getting to know her and not just interested in getting her in bed.  Of course, Trey's bisexual ways never truly went away and he can't stop thinking about Reagan's best friend, her bodyguard.

In case you are worried about the guy-on-guy scenes, don't be.  To be perfectly honest, they are not too many scenes and they scenes that are there are not that detailed and don't last too long.  If you are still worried about it, you can just skip the three or four pages that the scenes usually last.  Now, my mother on the other hand (she's only 38) found that there were too many guy-on-guy scenes but I personally think she is crazy.  Then again, she was never one for the bisexual material while I don't think anything of it. I loved the book and so did my mother regardless of what she thought of some of the sex scenes.

The only thing I can truly complain about is the fact that Trey's book is the 5th book in the series (if you are going in order and following Olivia's website.  And yet, the book was released two books in advance (HOT TICKET and SNARED).  The other guys' girls are mentioned in the book as well as a few things referencing to the other books which I wanted kept a secret until I had a chance to read the other books first.  

HOT TICKET comes out in February of 2013 and SNARED comes out sometime in 2013 (the exact date is released on the website yet).

I still loved the book, but I was a little disappointed at the release dates.

**I was sent a copy of the book in order to write a real and honest review. I was not paid to write this review. All opinions are my own.**

Friday, October 19, 2012

FREE eBook

Hello!  I just wanted to give you all a quick heads up about Victoria Beaumont's book Owned by Him which is going to be FREE from October 22nd to the 24th!

The book has 3 "sexy short stories of loving male dominance and female submission."  You can download the book here.  

Remember: It's free for download Oct. 22-24

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Olivia Cunning GIVEAWAY! 2 Winners

Thanks to the amazing Sourcebooks, 2 people will win a copy of Backstage Pass and Rock Hard by Olivia Cunning.  If you haven't already heard about how much I love this these books (the series is called Sinners on Tour), then you can go read my reviews of the books here:

Backstage Pass
Rock Hard

Olivia's 3rd book DOUBLE TIME is going to hit the shelves in November, so keep your eye out for it because it is hot.  And, also keep your eye out for my review of Double Time which will be posted in November.

To enter, use the rafflecopter below.  And, remember, we have 2 lucky winners, so you have double the chance to win!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

**Sexy Women Read is not responsible for the arrival or shipment of prizes to winners.  The publisher, Sourcebooks, sends the prizes to the winners.  If you do not receive your prize within one (1) month, please contact Sexy Women Read for information of where the location and/or shipment date is, as we will contact the publisher and contact you with the information received.  Do not contact Sourcebooks yourself.**

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Review: Enraptured by Elisabeth Naughton

ORPHEUS—To most he’s an enigma, a devil-may-care rogue who does whatever he pleases whenever he wants. Now this loose cannon is part of the Eternal Guardians­—elite warriors assigned to protect the human realm—whether he likes it or not.

Orpheus has just one goal: to rescue his brother from the Underworld. He’s not expecting a woman to get in the way. Especially not a Siren as gorgeous as Skyla. He has no idea she’s an assassin sent by Zeus to seduce, entrap, then ultimately destroy him.

Yet Skyla herself might have the most to lose. There’s a reason Orpheus feels so familiar to her, a reason why her body seems to crave him. Perhaps he’s not the man everyone thinks… The truth could reveal a deadly secret as old as the Eternal Guardians themselves. description taken from here.

You can read an excerpt on Naughton's website.

ENRAPTURED is the 4th book in the Eternal Guardians series.  Before this book, the only other book in this series I have read was TEMPTED.  (MARKED is the 1st book and ENTWINED is the 2nd.)  When I read TEMPTED (which I say this book because it is the 3rd book in the series but the first one I have read), I wasn't confused with any of the plots or characters, so if you haven't previously read any of the books in the series, I wouldn't worry about it, you will understand it just fine.  

I really enjoy this series.  I met Orpheus in the previous book and he seemed like a scheming trouble-maker.  But, even so, his character had a certain charm and I liked the way he interacted with the other characters.  Because of this combination in his personality, I was excited to get my hands on his book and see more of his quirkiness.  Skyla was as equal as appealing in character.  Her personality was a great match for Orpheus and was fun to read about.  The plot definitely kept my attention, and the attraction between Orpheus and Skyla was well written.  I still haven't gotten around to picking up the other 2 previous books in the series, but I am going to keep following this series.

**I was sent a copy of the book in order to write a real and honest review. I was not paid to write this review. All opinions are my own.**

Review: A SEAL in Wolf's Clothing by Terry Spear

Meara Greymere is in charge of the cabin rentals on the rugged Oregon coastline, so her brother and his mate could take a delayed honeymoon. But while Hunter is away, the she-wolf intends to play—she just has to convince the right alpha male to rent one of the cabins, and she’ll take it from there. But when Finn Emerson arrives with every intention of pretending to be her lover, she's not going to take this lying down. She knows he'll tell her brother what she's up to and put an end to her game.

Finn Emerson is a Navy SEAL, formerly one of Hunter Greymere’s team members, and now he's trying to track down a gray wolf, who's already made an attempt on one of their team member's lives. Finn believes Hunter will be targeted next, only to discover Hunter is off with his mate on a honeymoon, and he fears Hunter’s sister is in grave danger. But the SEAL soon learns protecting the unpredictable sexy she-wolf is a mission and a half and protecting her isn’t all he wants to do. description taken from here.

I love Terry Spear!  I have read so many of her books and every one of them are great.  Then again, I am a paranormal junkie, but that fact is that she writes amazing romances featuring some very hot werewolves.  I think I've said it before in another one of Spear's reviews I did on another one of her books, but when I see a Terry Spear book in the book store, I pick it up because I know it will be amazing.  I don't need to read the back cover, I just know it will be good so I pick it up and take it to the register.

A SEAL in Wolf's Clothing was great, but then again, I'm partial to the "battle-hardened" (as the book calls it) men, which is what the main male character is.  As always with Spear, the characters were well written, the plot kept my interest and the romance was as cute as can be (and with a bit of steam too!).

**I was sent a copy of the book in order to write a real and honest review. I was not paid to write this review. All opinions are my own.**

Friday, May 18, 2012

Review: One Hot Cowboy Wedding by Carolyn Brown

A marriage made in Vegas...

Hunky cowboy Ace Riley wasn't planning on settling down, but his family had other plans for him...The only way to save his hide, and his playboy lifestyle, is to discreetly marry his best friend, Jasmine King.

Can't possibly last...

Feisty city–girl Jasmine as just helping out her friend—that is, until their first kiss stirs up a whole mess of trouble, and suddenly discretion is thrown to the wind.
One hot cowboy, one riled up woman...
And they'll be married for a year, like it or not!

Once again, Carolyn Brown out did herself with this new cowboy romance.  I love this series and each one I read just seems to get better.

I love how Jasmine marries Ace to help out her best friend, but you can tell right away that they are made for each other.  The main characters are great, but I have also always loved the more minor characters in Brown's books.  This is why I love her writing style, you just don't see it everyday.  The way she writes makes you fall in love with all of the characters, not just the main ones.  And, while the main characters are there, she writes in a way that makes the minor characters feel to be on an equal level as the main characters.  That right there is what makes me keep coming back to her books, because she makes me fall in love with all of the characters which then makes me waiting for the next book in the series to come out so I can read about another one of the characters that I already love fall in love.

I cannot wait for the next book in the series (Spikes and Spurs) to come out so I can read about Lucy and Tyson.  This is a MUST book if you are a cowboy fan!

Spikes and Spurs series reading order...

Love Drunk Cowboy 
Red's Hot Cowboy 
Darn Good Cowboy Christmas
One Hot Cowboy Wedding 

And, soon to come out in the series...

Mistletoe Cowboy (October, 2012)
Just a Cowboy (December, 2012)

**I was sent a copy of the book in order to write a real and honest review. I was not paid to write this review. All opinions are my own.**

Review: Texas Pride by Leigh Greenwood


Carla Reece had never met anyone more infuriating in her life. The blond giant who swaggered up to her door had no right to take over half her ranch - no matter how stupid her brother had been gambling it away in a high-stakes poker game. Her new foreman claimed to be some foreign royalty who promised to leave in a year. Still, a year was way too long to spend with a man who made her madder than a wet hen and weak in the knees all at the same time.


Ivan may have charmed everyone in town into thinking he was the perfect gentleman, but Carla knew better. There had to be a chink in his armor-a red-hot passion under that calm, cool gaze. But once she finds it, she may be in for more than she ever bargained for...

Texas Pride is the 5th book in the Night Riders series.

This is the first Night Riders book I have gotten my hands on, and I do think it would have been a bit better if I had read the previous 4 books from the series.  That said, it was still a wonderful western romance.  The characters were strong and well written and the plot kept my attention, but one thing that I noticed about Greenwood's writing is that he really conveys the emotions in his characters, and that was something I really loved.  I liked Ivan's character, but it was Carla that I have to favor.  Her stubbornness to be independent and strong was something I really liked (even if she sometimes did go about in some wrong ways).

I would like to continue reading the series (from the start!) and if you enjoy cowboys, then you should like this book as well.  (I say "should" because this book is set in the Post-Civil War era and I'm not sure what your tastes are on that).

1st-Texas Homecoming
2nd-Texas Bride
3rd-Born to Love
4th-Someone Like You

(The 6th book will come out in November! Heart of a Texan)

**I was sent a copy of the book in order to write a real and honest review. I was not paid to write this review. All opinions are my own.**