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Wicked Reads Reviews – His Reverie by Monica Murphy

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I knew from the moment I first saw her she was the one. The only girl I could ever want.

The only girl I could ever love.

She is light.

I am darkness.

She is innocent.

I’ve done too much.

She is good.

I am bad.

She is my every dream.

I should be her every nightmare.

We come from different worlds. She’s…perfect. And I’m…

Not.

Somehow she wants me anyway. So we’ll grasp at what we can. We’re going to make this summer count. She’s my secret. And I’m hers.

The problem with secrets is they never last for long. And when others discover we’re together, they’ll do whatever it takes to keep us apart. All I know is: I won’t let them.

Because Reverie Hale? She’s mine.

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Ruthie – ☆☆☆☆
I found this to be an engaging read. The premise that the ‘perfect’ TV evangelist’s family was not so perfect worked well. The run of bad luck faced by the mostly upbeat Nick seemed unkind, until the end, when the twist was just cruel – but clever. Was it entirely realistic? No, but then this was a work of fiction, and the writing was good, so it was an easy read. I am certainly invested enough that I will look out for the next book.

Diana – ☆☆☆
2.5 – 3 Stars!

I’m disappointed. I had such high hopes for this one, but it just didn’t live up to what I thought I was getting. I rated it 3 Stars because I enjoyed the sweetness and naivety of Reverie, at first, but then it got repetitive. The beginning was intriguing, a solid story line with uniqueness. Something was off for me. And all the sweetness just got annoying. I’ll chalk this one up as not my cup of SWEET. I’ll warn you, there is a cliffhanger that I wasn’t expecting, I’d probably be interested to see how there story goes but it’s not something I will run out and buy. Maybe the next will have more of what I’m looking for. Who knows, it’s probably me and not the book.

 

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Monica Murphy is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series. She writes new adult and contemporary romance for Bantam and Avon. She also writes romance as USA Today bestselling author Karen Erickson. A native Californian, she lives in the foothills below Yosemite.

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Wicked Reads Reviews – Earning Yancy by C.C. Wood

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A year after her divorce from her manipulative, sweet-talking ex-husband, Yancy Stevens has settled into life as a single mother to her eighteen month old little girl. She enjoys her work, loves her daughter, and has wonderful girlfriends to lean on. While her life isn’t perfect, she’s finally back in control of it.

There’s just one problem: Charles Faulkner. Her new colleague in the office is arrogant and can’t seem to remember her name. However, it’s probably for the best that he’s a jerk because he’s also the most handsome man she’s ever seen. If she didn’t detest him, she would become a bumbling idiot every time they spoke.

After a heated argument, his attitude toward her changes dramatically and sparks of a different sort begin to fly. Against her better judgment, Yancy takes the risk and gives Charles a chance. As she learns more about him, she truly wants to let go of her past, drop her defenses and try to trust him. It’s a scary proposition for a woman who’s learned the hard way, if something seems too good to be true, it probably is.

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Veronica – ☆☆☆

I was hooked from the first few pages. The first scene with Yancy and Charles had me cheering. As a working Mum I completely relate to Yancy.

Charles is a great lead, sweet, smart, romantic understanding – maybe even a little too perfect. A flaw or two wouldn’t have gone astray.

Earning Yancy is a good, fun, traditional romantic story that left me smiling. It is well worth reading.

 

Mary Jo – ☆☆☆☆

Yancy Stevens has had up to here with her new colleague, Charles Faulkner. Fed up and late to relieve her babysitter, Yancy let him have it, in no uncertain terms. Feeling like she was a little out of line, she made up her mind to apologize for her behavior only to have him apologize for his.

Charles Faulkner is a man with few faults. He’s the perfect book boyfriend. Understanding, calm, loving and romantic. He could have used one or two flaws to shake things up with Yancy a bit, just to add a little more heat to their romance.

I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait until the next book in the series comes out.

Hear that, Ms. Woods? Get to writing!

 

Shelby – ☆☆☆☆

The 2nd book in the NSFW series, by C.C. Wood (it is a stand alone!) is about Yancy Stevens, the caffeine addict. I liked her from the 1st book, In Love with Lucy, and couldn’t wait to read her story.

This felt like a VERY quick read and was well written. The characters were love-able, the story was endearing, frustrating, exciting, and just PERFECT> I need a Charles in my life!

Yancy is trying to find a balance between having a career, being a single mom of a baby, and finding time to herself.

Charles, who leaves a TERRIBLE first impression, finds a way to get Yancy to open up, to trust, and ultimately love.

This wasn’t entirely sweet and romantic, there was also realistic problems Yancy faces that made me cringe (and I found myself crossing my fingers while reading it)!

Overall: I LOVED the characters, the erotic scenes were HOT, the romance was sweet, and the story was believable (to an extent – I’ll let you know if I ever meet a “real” Charles, lol).

 

Ruthie – ☆☆☆☆

This is a really sweet book that restores your faith in the idea that there are good men out there. He may be just a little too perfect, but then he has sisters, and in this case they did a good job of moulding him! There are some real issues dealt with well, some funny bits for sure, and overall this is a cute read.

If you are hankering after a lovely story that is an easy read, this is definitely for you.

 

Angie – ☆☆☆☆☆

This was a sweet fast read for me. Even though it is the second book in the series it can be read as a standalone. Yancy is a single mom, not by choice, but she is doing the best she can and actually doing an amazing job. With great friends, an amazing daughter and a job she loves Yancy is doing good, until she loses her temper with a new coworker. When Charles mispronounces Yancy’s name yet again she flips out. That flip out moment actually leads to something, a beautiful story of learning to feel again, learning to trust again and learning to love again.

Characters: The characters were well written and believable. There need to be more men like
Charles in the world today, he was amazing.
Sex: Yes
Religious: No
Would I recommend to others: Yes
More than one book in the series: Yes
Genre: Romance
Would I read more by this author: Yes

 

Amber – ☆☆☆☆☆

I was in a book funk until this showed up on my Kindle.
I think I love Yancy’s story more than Lucy’s. I laughed with Yancy and I cried with and for her. I know, I’m a big baby.

I don’t want to give too much away but some people are asses and shouldn’t have kids, much less be a sperm donor.

All I’m saying is a hate C.C. Wood right now. How long do I have to wait to read the third book?

 

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A native Texan, C.C. grew up either reading or playing the piano.  Years later, she’s still not grown up and doing the same things.  Since the voices in her head never shut up, C.C. decided to try and profit from their crazy stories and started writing books.

Now that she has a baby girl at home, C.C.’s non-writing time is usually spent cleaning up poopy diapers or feeding the poop machine.  Sometimes she teaches piano, cooks, or spends time bugging her hubby and two beagles.

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Wicked Reads Reviews – Perfectly Normal by Jaden Wilkes & The Beast by Jaden Wilkes

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Take a girl like Columbia, put her in a vastly different life with a man unlike anyone she’s ever known. Throw in Dimitri’s nightmares, the Concierge’s disdain for Dimitri’s new house guest and a few hundred people looking high and low for the both of them…and it makes for a very interesting first few months in a brand new relationship.

Picking up at the end of the last chapter from the first bestselling book in this series, this novel covers their time together in Hong Kong.

Two twisted and imperfect beings must adjust to their new lives together while avoiding detection from authorities and an international crime ring.

***As with the first novel in this series, this story covers dark themes with 18+ sex, murder and violence.***

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Angie – ☆☆☆☆☆

Perfectly Normal picks up right after the end of The Beast but happens before the epilogue of The Beast. We find out what happens in between and a lot of it is smoking hot sex! Holy crap was this book filled with hot sex! I loved how we found out more about the concierge and finally found out his name and how you found out his name was even better! The bond and love between Columbia and Dimitri is stronger and more powerful than ever. This is one awesome couple. I cannot wait to read Little Dove and see what happens next. I hope to see more of the concierge as well; he is one fine piece of meat!

Characters: Well written and you can’t help but like them, flaws and all.
Sex: So flipping hot I needed to change my panties several times while reading!
Religious: No
Would I recommend to others: Yes
More than one book in the series: Yes
Genre: Dark Romance
Would I read more by this author: Yes

 

Ruthie – ☆☆☆☆

This is the second in the series – and reveals what happened between the last chapter of The Beast, and its epilogue. I found this a clever plot device, as we knew the outcome, but not the journey. It reduced the worry factor, but ramped up the heat. And heat there is aplenty with a twist in the tale which I did not see coming, but that was off the thermometer hot – and both in a mind games and physical way. The development of Columbia’s character, and the revelations of Dimi’s made this a thoughtful book. And the whole bad guys searching for them, fighting etc. brought another dimension again. Amazing how much can be packed into less than two hundred pages, once you start to dissect it! And it all be claimed as perfectly normal…

Bring on book 3 … please

 

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Dimitri Sokolov is a man scarred, physically and emotionally. From the rough streets of Moscow to the highest ranks in the Solntsevskaya Bratva, he has seen it all.

An attack four years ago left him disfigured and in seclusion, hiding from reactions to his appearance and in safety from those who failed to kill him the first time.

Comfortable in his penthouse, managing his billion dollar businesses, he’s resigned himself to be alone, simply called The Beast among those who’ve dealt with him in the past.

Columbia Grey is a pseudo-activist trying to save her neighbourhood from a developer intent on levelling it to build apartment towers. She goes along with a plan to confront the CEO of the company on his own turf, to force him to listen to her demands…all in a pathetic attempt to impress a man she barely likes.

Little does she know, she’s taken herself into the mouth of the beast, a man familiar with death and destruction, sex and seduction, a man used to getting exactly what he wants and a man with nothing left to lose.

She’s a beauty, but will that be enough to tame the beast and save her life?

***This is not a fairy tale, this is what happens when the music ends and life goes on after the credits roll. This is about simply existing until you find yourself and write your own happily ever after, no matter what form it takes.***

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Angie – ☆☆☆☆☆

Holy crap, I don’t even know what to say other than this book was so amazing! I actually bought this for myself on my birthday in March but didn’t read it right away. I am kicking myself now! This book was dark and hot and just flipping fabulous! Jaden nailed it again! I love Columbia and Dimitri and I am already reading Perfectly Normal, cannot get enough of the Beast and his Dove!

 

Ruthie – ☆☆☆☆

This was an interesting mix of dark erotica, romance, and revelations of prior abuse that made the current chaos seem better. It was crazy, but I could not stop reading – well, except when I thought something really bad was going to happen and then I needed to take a breather before immersing myself back in the story. There are bits which I couldn’t quite see connecting, but overall, I found it a worthwhile read – now I am off to read book 2 Perfectly Normal.

Thanks again Ms. Wilkes for a thought provoking story.

 

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Jaden is the pen name of a girl living on the prettiest farm in BC. She shares her space with her husband, her children, and an Irish Wolfhound named Tiberius. She can now be found lurking in the dark corners of the internet looking for artful porn gifs, dirty poems and places to promo her work.

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Wicked Reads Reviews – The Darkness Trilogy by Abby Weeks

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Book 1 in The Darkness Trilogy

Rose Meadows has been kidnapped. She wakes up in a motel room, tied to the bed, and she is terrified. Never could she have imagined what the men who took her have in store. The pleasures they seek are not only sexual; they want that, but they also want to abuse her in more degrading and devastating ways. They want to humiliate her. They want to debase her. And most of all, they want to break down her trust in the one thing that can eventually set her free: Love.

Start this trilogy if you are brave enough to see it through to the end. It is a heartbreaking story but it is also a triumphant one. It shows that love can be found in the darkest of places, and that sometimes it is the roughest and hardest of men who prove to be the most surprising.

Warning! This book contains triggers that some readers will find distressing. It is not for the faint of heart.

Drawn from experiences in the author’s own life, this is a heartbreaking and painful story of abuse, degradation and humiliation. While the trilogy as a whole ends happily, this book does not. You’ve been warned!

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Angie – ☆☆☆☆

This book is the beginning of a three book series. Rose has been kidnapped and is terrified. This book is dark but not dark erotica. There is abuse, humiliation and so many devastating things happen to Rose that some readers might not wish to continue with the series after this book. I was drawn in and had to find out what happened to Rose. As a reader I connected with Rose, not by knowing what she was going through but how she was feeling, you could feel her emotions and I think that is what made me stick through the entire trilogy.

Characters: The characters were well written
Sex: Yes but not consensual most of the time
Religious: No
Would I recommend to others: Yes
More than one book in the series: Yes
Genre: Dark
Would I read more by this author: Yes

 

Julianne – ☆☆☆☆

Wow!! Just Wow. Please listen to the warnings of this book.
I loved this novella. LOVED IT. Although graphic and very disturbing to some it is written well and the author pulls you in and holds you there.

This book is written over a three day period in which Rose is in captivity.
The things that were done to her are incredibly graphic.
Fat Boy is a disgusting pig with some very, VERY serious issues.
Patrice is a Prospect for the DRMC. He must watch over Rose while she is being held captive.
Patrice has been told he is too soft, too sympathetic.
He must show Serge he is ready to be patched in.
He questions himself and his loyalty to the club.
Does he choose the club or the friendship he has established with the captive he is guarding?

I cannot wait to read Tainted Rose and follow the journey of Rose’s redemption.

 

Shannan – ☆☆☆

** 2.5 stars **

When I read the blurb for this book I really liked the idea, but it seemed to fall short for me. I am a huge lover of MC books, but this was missing something. Yes, there were dark actions, dark moments but I felt I couldn’t connect enough to “feel” it, I couldn’t get lost enough in the story. It was very detailed, as far as setting a scene but I felt it missed on explaining some of the emotional details.

There are some heavy graphic things discussed in this book, non-dark lovers should really read the warning before reading.

 

Shelby – ☆☆☆

This novella was VERY well written, it was gritty and painful to read: it was a filthy, dirty, degrading story without any hope or silver lining. This is NOT a romance – it IS dark, very dark.

The characters were well described and I felt like I was lying next to Rose on that awful bed.

This was a very quick read, and I believe it’s setting up the next book Tainted Rose – which I NEED to read right now. I need to have hope that Rose get out of this.

 

Tainted Rose

Book 2 in The Darkness Trilogy

Rose Meadows has been taken.

Now, she is forced to work as a stripper in a desolate bar owned by the Dark Rebel MC. This is the same club that killed her father and wiped out his club, The Sioux Rangers. The Dark Rebels humiliate and abuse her and she is beginning to lose hope of ever being rescued.

Josh Carter lives like a wolf.

He roams the streets of Montreal like a ghost. He is the last surviving member of the Sioux Rangers and without his club he is completely alone in the world. He has no friends, he has no family. He rides alone.

When Josh learns that the DRMC have been holding Rose captive, he knows he has to do something about it. He can no longer let the past control his destiny.

Join Josh in the second novel of this stunning new series. This story is a beautiful and heartfelt portrayal of the limits of love in the brutal and dangerous world of Quebec’s outlaw motorcycle clubs.

Find out if love can overcome all the odds.

Find out if the Sioux Rangers will ride again.

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Angie – ☆☆☆

This is book two of a three book series. I found this book difficult to get through. I found myself skimming through most of it. It became so repetitive that I was almost bored and that shouldn’t be the case in a story such as this. The only redeeming quality in this book is meeting Josh. Thank God he finally showed up, I was losing hope! Josh is out for revenge, little does he know that his revenge will ultimately lead him to Rose and help her get her revenge as well. As much as this book wasn’t for me, I will read the last book in the series just to see how it turns out.

Characters: The characters were well written
Sex: Yes but not consensual most of the time
Religious: No
Would I recommend to others: Yes
More than one book in the series: Yes
Genre: Dark
Would I read more by this author: Yes

 

Julianne – ☆☆☆☆

I liked this book. A lot. Maybe too much considering the horrific things that are inside it.

Rose has become employed at a very secluded little club in the middle of nowhere. Few men go to this club, but when they do Rose is expected to perform.

She is very unhappy and most of the time takes herself to another place mentally.

She wants to get out but has no way to.

That is until someone from her past shows up.

He is the key to her freedom.

In order for them to leave they must face off against the VP of the MC club in which she works.

That is a nearly impossible feat. But if there is a will there is a way.

I can’t wait until I read the next in the series. Well done Abby.

 

Shannan – ☆☆☆

I went into this one with no expectations. It was tough to get into, I skimmed a lot. There seemed to be things that were repeated, within the same page sometimes within the same paragraph. I did really like Josh’s character, bringing him in was brilliant. It saved what was left of this book for me. I enjoyed reading about him and his revenge against the MC.

 

Shelby – ☆☆☆

I really don’t know how to rate/review this book. The first 50% was very bleak and depressing – the descriptiveness was almost too much for me.

I almost got bored with the repetition of Rose’s existence (being brutalized).

I was ready to give up at about 54% but then there was a POV change and we meet Josh. Thank goodness we FINALLY get some break from the monotony of Rose’s life with the DRMC.

The end of this book just frustrates me – no spoilers, but I just don’t get it.

I do enjoy a dark read, but this book just didn’t sit well with me.

I will finish the series, as I need a Happy Ending to this horrific story.

 

Twisted Rose

Book 3 in The Darkness Trilogy

Rose Meadows was taken. She was tortured. She was abused. She was humiliated.

And then she was rescued. Josh Carter came like a wolf in the night and stole her away from the Dark Rebel Motorcycle Club. He took her to a safe place and already they can feel the stirrings of love grow between them.

But Josh left the job unfinished. The men who hurt Rose are still free. They are still hurting other girls. When Josh sees how traumatized and damaged Rose is because of what they did to her, he knows he has no choice. He must risk everything, even the chance of a happy life with Rose, in order to bring justice to the men who hurt her.

This is the stunning finale to the best-selling trilogy that has been making waves for its gritty realism, graphic depictions of humiliation, and for showing the courage of one woman who refuses to let darkness overcome her. Drawn from real events in the life of the author it shows that women are stronger than their abusers and capable of more courage than anyone ever gave them credit for.

Read this book. Celebrate its honesty. Remember the journey.

Warning! This book contains triggers that some readers will find distressing. It is not for the faint of heart.

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Angie – ☆☆☆☆

This is the final book in the series. Twisted Rose was so much better than Tainted Rose for me. It was more action packed and not the same thing over and over and over again. Revenge is coming, Josh is on a mission to save Rose and Rose finally has hope. Josh helps Rose believe in herself and in others again. A character from the first book shows up again and gives everyone a surprise in the end. While there was finally a HEA, I would have liked to see how they fared a few years down the road in an epilogue. It just didn’t seem completely “finished” for me, there was closure but I wanted to know about the aftermath.

Characters: The characters were well written
Sex: Yes but not consensual most of the time
Religious: No
Would I recommend to others: Yes
More than one book in the series: Yes
Genre: Dark
Would I read more by this author: Yes

 

Julianne – ☆☆☆

I liked this book. It flowed very well from the one before.
There were some parts that I became sort of bored with and skimmed through it.

Rose is on the run with a man from her past.
She has so many demons to fight that a normal relationship with this man seems nearly impossible.

He tries to help her and they have decided that one of the only ways to do that is to try and take out the men that have hurt her.

The DRMC men are mean and brutal.

Can these two alone try to bring some justice for Rose?

 

Shannan – ☆☆☆☆

After having a rocky start for me I can say it is ending much better. This book was so suspense filled. I am so glad I kept going. This one made the series for me. There was something so different about this compared to the two others. I like that it had more to do with Josh, I really liked his character. How Josh and Rose had to fight tooth and nail for HEA. He gave her hope, when she thought there was none. He gave her something to believe in. So action packed!

Great way to end this series.

 

Shelby – ☆☆☆☆

The conclusion to this series was explosive, and action packed.

The “tone” of this book was completely different than the previous two books, which may have something to do with hope.

Rose is coming to grips with her situation, while Josh (the Knight in Shining Armor) is providing her with an outlet for her emotions – and stability that she hasn’t known for the past 2 years.

Together they forge forward and deal with the wrath of the DRMC.

I did feel some moments in this story were unlikely, but I felt that throughout the entire series, and I was glad I stuck through to the end.

Although this was dark, and felt completely hopeless at times, this book redeemed the whole series for me.

 

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I write stories about my own fantasies. They’re not to everyone’s taste but I’m a real person, a nice girl, and I’m honest about my sexual inclinations. If you’d like to give me a try, I would be happy to have you on board.

You are always welcome to contact me at abby@type-writer.net

I’m thirty-two years old and live in a small town in beautiful Ontario with my two dogs. I was born and raised here. I went to school in Montreal and Ottawa. I studied French, Women’s Studies and Literature but wasn’t the most focused student. I took creative writing classes in school but it wasn’t till I got back to my hometown and was working as a waitress that I really started writing. I’m an only child and both my parents passed away when I was quite young. I do feel a bit alone in the world.

I like to write about strong, adventurous women. They are the kinds of women I like to imagine I am, or at least would be if I had the courage. The protagonist usually has a difficult past or family life and is up against the world in some way. My stories are fairly graphic and erotic, but I also include a good story, strong character development, and a genuinely full and engaging reading experience.

The sexual themes I write about all come from my own, private fantasies. They are the kinds of things I imagine happening to me, even though I know they are unlikely in real life. They’re not realistic in the sense that they reflect life, but they are absolutely honest in the sense that they reflect my own deeply held thoughts and desires.

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Wicked Reads Reviews – Copper King by Vivian Arend

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Three things make billionaire Jim Halcyon’s to-do list: women, work…and more women. It’s a perfect agenda for a rich shifter who has no problem letting his inner grizzly out to play. From the bright lights of Vegas, to the sophisticated action of New York—he’s got the money and the power to do anything he wants.

Anything, except resist the lure of Lady Luck, an ancient copper coin he gambles yearly to possess. Jim is determined to regain control of the pretty penny, and damn if he’ll let any bit of eye candy distract him from his goal. Not even the mesmerizing woman in the middle of the casino floor with the shimmering hair and enormous green eyes.

With a life-changing move ahead of her, Lillie’s finagled a temporary layover en route to her future. She’s got five days to soak in new experiences, and while Vegas is too big and shiny and loud for her shy bear self, she’s eager to do this up right. It’s the last chance she’s got to let her hair down.

Until his challenge begins, Jim is more than willing to oblige Lillie’s wish for a final fling. Only Lady Luck has some twists of fate planned for them both…

Originally published in the ALPHAS AFTER DARK box set.

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Ruthie – ☆☆☆☆

There is something so enjoyable about a shifter book, especially one where there is no angst about being a shifter. I loved the descriptions of the private areas in the hotels – fun idea, and how much would I like to stumble into one in error! As always the story is well developed and even if both characters proclaimed to the contrary, more about romance than sex – although plenty of heat too!

I liked the characters, I enjoyed the twist and I hope to read more in the series as they are released. Ms. Arend’s work is for me a guaranteed good read and this confirms that opinion.

 

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Vivian Arend in one word: Adventurous. In a sentence: Willing to try just about anything once. That wide-eyed attitude has taken her around North America, through parts of Europe, and into Central and South America, often with no running water.

Her optimistic outlook also meant that when challenged to write a book, she gave it a shot, and discovered creating worlds to play in was nearly as addictive as traveling the real one.  Now a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of both contemporary and paranormal stories, Vivian continues to explore, write and otherwise keep herself well entertained.

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Wicked Reads Reviews – Dimitri’s Forbidden Submissive by Ann Mayburn

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As the daughter of an outlaw biker, Rya DeLuca is used to living a wild life, but nothing could prepare her for the danger of falling in love with Dimitri Novikov. To Rya he’s a warm, loving, sexy as hell Dom who gives her exactly the kind of bondage and discipline she craves in the bedroom, but to the rest of the world Dimitri is a feared man, a cold blooded, heartless killer who is at the top of the Russian Mafia food chain.

While her hard and Dominant Master is her perfect match in every way that matters, their love can never last longer than a few days at most. Every moment Rya spends with Dimitri puts her life in jeopardy from rival gangs and Dimitri’s own family. Dimitri will have to decide if he loves Rya enough to walk away from her in order to save her life, or if their love is worth starting a war that could change the world of the Russian mafia forever.

Warning: This book contains a rough and dangerous Russian mobster who falls in love for the first time with a sexy, uninhibited American switch who loves to fulfill her voyeuristic Master’s every kinky desire including, bondage, domestic discipline, spanking, anal, flogging and her Domination of beautiful women for his pleasure.

Submissive’s Wish, #2- Can be read as a stand-alone novel

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Ruthie – ☆☆☆☆☆

This is one heck of a hot read. You will need the air con set to glacial to get you through it, or an iced drink! The plot is intense, the story is beautifully written, and the characters are strong, loyal and drool worthy. I love that the story picks up a few days after Ivan’s Captive Submissive starts, and we see more of that story too. Dimitri is one badass alpha, and Rya is one strong switch – a match made to out heat a blast furnace.

This series is just getting better and better, and I cannot wait to find out what happens next – I hope Ms. Mayburn is busy writing us some more Russian treats!

ps. I recommend you read this somewhere private – where you can get all heated and not feel embarrassed!

 

Angie – ☆☆☆☆☆

This book is the second in the series. It can be read as a standalone but I really suggest you read Ivan’s Captive Submissive before this book, it gives you some back story and Dimitri is in the first book as well as a secondary character. Rya signs up for the Submissive’s Wish Charity Auction but she can tell that the man who won her is attracted to another sub he got at the auction as well, so Rya backs out so he can pursue that woman. Being a nice Dom he tries to find her a new Dom for the weekend. Rya is a bit of a handful and is picky she doesn’t “click” with anyone, so she decides to just use this week as a vacation. UNTIL she meets Dimitri; Dimitri cannot fall in love, he can’t have a relationship, so everything he does it just for gratification and nothing else. Dimitri is dangerous and even though Rya is grew up in a MC family he is even too dangerous for her. Everyone is afraid of Dimitri except Rya, he is her wolf and she is his rabbit. I thought the first book was super-hot; this one makes the first book look tame in my opinion. Holy hotness this book was good. The story was good, the drama was good, the characters were and the sex was by far off the charts smoking hot!!! I cannot wait to read the next book in the series!

Characters: The characters were so well written and you felt like you were right there in the book. I wished I was Rya the entire book. Characters from the first book make an appearance as well.
Sex: Oh yeah, lots and lots of hot sex; you really needed a change of panties at times!
Religious: No
Would I recommend to others: Yes
More than one book in the series: Yes
Genre: Erotica/Romance
Would I read more by this author: Yes

 

Shannan – ☆☆☆☆

This cover is what brought my attention to this book/series. I know you shouldn’t say that but admit it, we all have done it. Whomever did the cover did an amazing job!!

Dimitri is the sexy hot Russian mobster alpha forbidden male. Rya is the American step-daughter of an MC president, who participated as a submissive in the Submissive Wish. When the Dom who purchases her falls in love with another woman he purchased while she has food poisoning. She chalks this up to being the worst vacation she has ever been on. Until Dimitri walks into the room. There are so many reason why them being together is bad idea and so many ideas why they should make it work.

She has left enough unanswered questions in Dimitri’s world to add another in the series. Personally I would love to know what happens to Alex!

 

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When Gia Lopez signs up for the Submissive’s Wish Charity Auction she has no idea that she’s about to be bought by a Russian Dom who will do anything to make her fantasies come true. Including staging an elaborate kidnapping that Gia believes is real. Ivan is instantly drawn to Gia and he wants to be the best Master she’s ever had. As he spends time with Gia he begins to have intense feelings for the strong, independent, and sexy American woman. He’s only won a week of her service but wishes to keep her forever.

Unaware of Ivan’s true feelings, Gia fights her growing emotional attachment to him. All she wants is to settle down with a nice Dom in the United States, continue her career, and live a normal life. However, Ivan sets a plan into motion that will push Gia to all of her limits and take her on a global journey of self-discovery, extreme pleasure, and love.

Warning: Contains Erotic Spanking, Subspace, f/f situations, a devastatingly sexy Dom who knows what he wants, and a submissive who just might be ready to give him what he needs.

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Shannan – ☆☆☆☆

When Gia Lopez drinks a little too much wine one night and fills out the questionnaire honestly asking what her fantasies are she never expects them to be read on stage. She is horrified when it happens and her fantasies are revealed.

She is purchased by an unseen man and she has no idea what to expect.

Ivan is a dominant in all aspects of his life. He never makes excuses for how he acts or what he expects until now. He’s never been challenged by and submitted to the same person. It has his head spinning.

This really was a great read. I flew through it pretty quickly trying to figure out the ending. If you like D/s books with a sexy alpha male add this one to the “want to read” shelf! Can’t wait for the sexy dark Dimitri!

 

Ruthie – ☆☆☆☆☆

This is a very clever book, because it starts off rather dark, and keeps an edge to it, yet is a really lovely story too. It feeds on our preconceptions of Russians, big alpha men, and dominants and the added issues of the language barrier. I really enjoyed that uncertainty. The heat levels are squirmingly high, and the BDSM elements are strong, but always safe. I loved the plot, enjoyed the other characters and their influence on the outcome of the story, and the writing is excellent.

I look forward to reading more in this series, and indeed anything by Ms. Mayburn, very soon

 

Angie – ☆☆☆☆☆

Gia signs up for the Submissive’s Wish Charity Auction so she can not only have her charity win some money but she can also has some extra cash to pay off stuff and finally do what she has always wanted to do. PLUS have her submissive wishes come true. Ivan wins the auction for a week of service with Gia. There is an instant attraction between Ivan and Gia that is so hot! This book was so good. There was a plot, there was drama, and such an abundance of amazing sex!

Characters: The characters were so well written and you felt like you were right there in the book. I was jealous of Gia a few times, I wanted to be her!
Sex: Oh yeah, lots and lots of hot sex
Religious: No
Would I recommend to others: Yes
More than one book in the series: Yes
Genre: Erotica/Romance
Would I read more by this author: Yes

 

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With over thirty published books, Ann is Queen of the Castle to her wonderful husband and three sons in the mountains of West Virginia. In her past lives she’s been an Import Broker, a Communications Specialist, a US Navy Civilian Contractor, a Bartender/Waitress, and an actor at the Michigan Renaissance Festival. She also spent a summer touring with the Grateful Dead-though she will deny to her children that it ever happened.

From a young age she’s been fascinated by myths and fairytales, and the romance that often was the center of the story. As Ann grew older and her hormones kicked in, she discovered trashy romance novels. Great at first, but she soon grew tired of the endless stories with a big wonderful emotional buildup to really short and crappy sex. Never a big fan of purple prose, throbbing spears of fleshy pleasure and wet honey pots make her giggle, she sought out books that gave the sex scenes in the story just as much detail and plot as everything else-without using cringe worthy euphemisms. This led her to the wonderful world of Erotic Romance, and she’s never looked back.

Now Ann spends her days trying to tune out cartoons playing in the background to get into her ‘sexy space’ and has accepted that her Muse has a severe case of ADD.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Dimitri’s Forbidden Submissive (Submissive’s Wish #2) by Ann Mayburn to read and review for this tour. Copies of Ivan’s Captive Submissive (Submissive’s Wish #1) were purchased by the reviewer or obtained via Amazon Loan.

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