Naughty Bits Part 1: The Lingerie Shop by Joey W. Hill

Naughty Bits Part I: The Lingerie Shop (Naughty Bits, #1)
Grade-A-
Hotness Level-Blaze
Kink Level-Mild Kink
Series-Naughty Bits #1
Genre-Contemporary
Reviewed by Kate
110 pages
 
Madison has inherited her sister’s lingerie shop, Naughty Bits. But Naughty Bits is a bit more than just a lingerie shop. Madison has always needed to be in control, yet she recognizes that she’s drawn to being a submissive. She recognizes it, but has been running from it for a while now. When she meets Logan, who runs the hardware store next to Naughty Bits, and discovers that he’s a Dom, she’s not sure how long she’ll be able to keep running.
 
The relationship that is starting to form between Logan and Madison promises to be so hot, so steamy, so emotional, so….just so much. Madison is so conflicted and Logan is so confident. It seems like the perfect pairing for a great series. I’ve read some of Joey W. Hill’s BDSM romances before and I can’t wait to see what she does with Logan and Madison.
 
I couldn’t stop turning pages with this one and Joey W. Hill has me tapping my toes, not-so-patiently awaiting the release of part two.
 
One minor note: there is no sexual interaction between Logan and Madison in this book. I can only imagine that the anticipation will make it all the better when it finally happens. Because if it can be steamy without the sex, I can only imagine…
 
How about you? What series are you anxiously waiting for the next book to be released?
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Hidden Ecstasy by Setta Jay

Hidden Ecstasy (Guardians Of The Realms, #0.5)            

           

Grade-C
Hotness Level-Inferno
Kink Level-No Kink
Series-Guardians of the Realms #0.5
Genre-Paranormal
Reviewed by Kay
35 pages

What do you get when you take a son of the goddess Athena and a Guardian of the Realm? It could be a new paranormal series for me to read.

Vane, the son of Athena is a Demi-god trying to stay hidden in the human world. You see, the Gods were put to sleep for their sins in the immortal realm. He and his siblings fight for humans, to keep them safe and hide out. He’s been enjoying a very sexual relationship with Brianne, who is a Guardian for centuries. Neither view the other as their mate but definitely enjoy each other’s company. Their protection of the humans is in the form of fighting human trafficking. This is a purpose very near and dear to his sister’s heart.

In this short snippet of a story, Vane and his siblings are trying to rescue a young girl who was kidnapped because of her father’s wrong doings. They track her down and rescue her and I think this will set the scene for the other books in the series. I enjoyed this story. It was easy to follow, a little exciting and a whole lotta steamy. Vane is an alpha male who’s just hot as can be. There’s not a whole lot of story regarding Brianne but I’m hoping for more as the series goes on. I’d love to really get into another paranormal series and I’m kind of excited this might be one.

Ripped by Sarah Morgan

Ripped (Miller Sisters, #1)
Grade-C
Hotness Level-Blaze
Kink Level-No Kink
Series-Miller Sisters #1
Genre-Contemporary
Reviewed by Kay
95 pages

This was a novella about two people who at first seemed polar opposites. This story was based in England, which honestly isn’t my favorite thing in contemporary literature, but it was okay. The hero is of Italian descent and very swoon worthy. The heroine is described where I think she was full figured and I love to read about a real sized woman.

It starts at the heroine’s friends’ wedding to the heroine’s ex. She was asked to be a bridesmaid basically to rub it in her face she wasn’t marrying the groom. I know, not a real friend. To add insult to injury she was put in a dress that was WAY too small for her figure but she did because of pride and to let them know she wasn’t broken by their marriage. It was also said that the groom was a big time cheater, even sleeping with some of the other bridesmaids. Ewww! Well, the best man, the hero of the story comes to the aid of our heroine when her dress literally splits down both sides, exposing her upper assets to the crowd of onlookers. Yes, at church.
After that, they have a heat charged moment in a dressing room, which is interrupted.

This wasn’t a bad book but I never engaged with the characters. I didn’t dislike them but I didn’t love them either. There really wasn’t a lot of story, maybe due to the length, but I just felt kind of “Meh”.
There was a lot of steamy sex scenes but those fell short for me too. I don’t know but this one just didn’t gel for me and I won’t be reading more in this series.