Staking His Claim by Tessa Bailey

Staking His Claim (Line of Duty, #5)
Grade-C
Hotness Level-Inferno
Kink Level-Mild Kink
Series-Line of Duty #5
Genre-Contemporary
Reviewed by Kay

Matt Donovan is a sniper with the ESU (police department). He’s a very solitary soul despite his friends constantly luring him to be more social. He keeps to himself because he feels if his friends find out what really goes on in his kind, they would think he’s a freak. He gets roped into transporting his best friend, Brent’s little sister and her friend to New York for a visit. He does it to be a nice guy beacuse Brent is busy with wedding plans.

Lily Mason is a little bit of a free spirit. Or atleast she used to be. She’s a college graduate with several job offers. Job offers she plans to put to good use to help her brother out financially. Her best friend decides to spend the weekend with her boyfriend instead of accompanying Lucy to New York. When she sees Matt Donovan she’s overwhelmed by him and extremely attracted. Matt has never seen a picture of her and she knows he would never make a play on his best friend’s little sister, so she introduces herself by her friend’s name.

Matt likes what he sees in Brent’s sister’s friend. A lot. She also sending the vibes he wants to explore with her. He’s hesitant because of his darker needs (his thoughts not mine). They have a scorching hot few hours together on their way to New York. But lies always come to the surface and Lucy’s blows up in her face. This leaves her wondering if they have a chance at being more than a fling.

To say I was disappointed to find out Matt had Dom tendencies would be an understatement. I’ve been waiting for his book. I didn’t hate the book but I didn’t love it. Let me say that it was easy to read which I have come to expect from Tessa Bailey. I’m not sorry I bought or read this book, it just wasn’t my favorite being that any BDSM storyline leaves me a little bit skeeved out. Still good characters, great humor, tremendous foul mouthed dialogue and scorching sex scenes. I can’t wait to see what she gives us next but please Tessa no more Dom related stuff.

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Broken Hart by Ella Fox

Broken Hart (The Hart Family, #1)
Grade-C
Hotness Level-Inferno
Kink Level-Mild Kink
Series-The Hart Family #1
Genre-Contemporary
Reviewed by Kay
209 pages

This book was very fun to read because the hero had a filthy mouth. I love a man with a filthy mouth.

Dante Hart is the oldest Hart sibling. He has a brother named Damien, twin sisters named Delilah and Dominique and his best friend, Spencer, who was basically raised with them. They are a very tight nit group. When Sabrina becomes his personal assisitant, the two become very good friends and start spending time with the rest of his family. Even Sabrina’s sister, Brooke is included.

Sabrina has crushed on Dante for a long time but knew she wasn’t his type, so she kept her feelings to herself. One night everything changes and they share a night of hot sex. Both are blown away by it. Sabrina knows to guard her heart because Dante is not a man to commit. They agree to have a sexual relationship only.

Feelings get too intense and Sabrina wants more. Dante says he can’t give any more. She agrees to be a friend only then, all the while she knows she will have to quit her job because she can’t watch him be with other people. We find out what happened in Dante’s past to make him think he is uncapable of committment.

I don’t know if I bought his reason but I was okay with it. This was a solid start to a series that I’ll probably read more of. I liked all of the characters and am interested to read their stories. My only complaint was there were copious amounts of sex that kind of over shadowed the story. Oh, and butt plugs. Shudder. I’ll leave you with some of my favorite lines from the book.

I’d never been with someone who talked or fucked like he did, and I didn’t just like it, I loved it.

I fucking love everything you do to me Sabrina. Every. Goddamn. Thing.

The man could fuck, and I loved it.

Possession by Jennifer Lyon

Possession (The Plus One Chronicles, #2)
Grade-C
Hotness Level-Inferno
Kink Level-No Kink
Series-The Plus-One Chronicles
Genre-Contemporary
Reviewed by Kay
148 pages

This is a continuation of Sloane Michaels and Kat Thayne’s story. She’s a baker and he’s a self made wealthy man. He’s also a former MMA champion. He agrees to help Kat train in self defense because of her past. A past she can’t fully remember.

In this book, she and Sloane continue to explore their plus-one relationship. They are both falling for each other and realizing that that they’re more than their plus-one. Sloan tries to do things for her monetarily and she’s having none of that. As her memories start to clear she realizes that her mugging wasn’t truly a mugging but not enough to clearly say what happened. This book ends with her finding out about a secret Sloan is keeping. A secret that could destroy their relationship.

Honestly, this book was a little disappointing to me. Not a lot went on and it was at times, boring. I’ll finish the series because I want to know how it all shakes out.