REVIEW: Cupcakes and Ink by Helena HuntingCupcakes and Ink by Helena Hunting
Series: Clipped Wings #0.5
Published by Pocket Star on February 3, 2014
Pages: 60
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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Tenley Page is looking for a new start: a new city, a new apartment, a new life. Her plan is to keep to herself and stay focused. But leaving her past behind and starting over isn’t as easy as she thought. And neither is maintaining her solitude. As Tenley settles into her new surroundings, she finds herself drawn to Inked Armor, the tattoo studio across the street. But it’s the gorgeous, dark-haired tattoo artist who captures her interest. There’s something about his severe beauty that captivates her—and not just in her waking hours.

Covered in the ink he inscribes on other people’s skin, Hayden Stryker has made a career out of being a tattooist. He’s got his own business and a tight circle of friends. As far as he’s concerned, that’s all he needs. At least until his aunt, who owns the antiques and used book store across from his tattoo studio, hires a new employee. At first his intrigue is based on physical appeal; hot chick equals something nice to look at. But as he begins to catch glimpses of the fiery personality under the fragile, feminine exterior, his fascination with Tenley grows. Annoyed by his inability to control his fixation, Hayden decides the best way to cure him of the new obsession is to get to know the girl under her skittish façade.

But like the ink he wears as armor, Tenley has the ability to get under his skin and stay there.

My thoughts…

Cupcakes and Ink is a novella written as a prequel to Clipped Wings. I only discovered it after I finished reading book one. While I wouldn’t say it’s mandatory you read it before book one, it does give you some insight of how things started out between the main characters.

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Review: The Master Undone by Lisa Renee JonesThe Master Undone by Lisa Renee Jones
Series: Inside Out #2.5
Published by Pocket Star on August 12, 2013
Pages: 40
Format: eBook
Source: Netgalley
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*** The Master Undone is a part of the Inside Out trilogy, and is told from his POV. ***

I told him goodbye, and I will not call him. I know if I do, it will be my undoing, and I'll once again be caught up in his spell. I will once again be...lost.

In her private journals, Rebecca laid bare her soul, revealing her obsession for the one man whose erotic demands captivated her imagination--and enslaved her forever. Now, with Rebecca no longer in his life he is lost, questioning everything he thought he knew about himself and about control he holds in such high regard. One women will reach out to heal him and then turn away, leaving him haunted. She is nothing he thought he wanted and somehow everything he needs. He tells himself to forget her but he cannot escape his desire for her. He has to have more...

My thoughts…

While I enjoyed The Master Undone I couldn’t help but feel a little bit of disappointment. I was hoping to gain insight to Mark’s thoughts on how things were between him and Rebecca while they were together. That’s not really the case with this novella. You do get a glimpse of his perspective and feelings toward Rebecca, but there are other things going on within this novella.

There’s a new character and her name is Crystal. She is a little spitfire. She unravels Mark like no other and it was interesting to see just how much she messed with his control. I’m not sure how I feel about Mark losing control though. He’s a strong alpa male character who is called “Master” for a reason. Having Crystal strip him of his control made for an interesting read, but sort of left me confused. I can honestly say that I liked Mark the way he is in the previous books and novellas. I like him being the “Master.”

I’m not sure if we will hear anymore from Mark within the pages of Revealing Us. I would like to think so, but until I read it I won’t know. Maybe perhaps Mark will get his own story. I would definitely want to read more where he is concerned. Guess I’ll find out once I read Revealing Us.

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Review: Binding Agreement by Kyra DavisBinding Agreement by Kyra Davis
Series: Just One Night #3
Published by Pocket Star on May 20, 2013
Pages: 128
Format: eBook
Source: Edelweiss
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Part 3 of the Just One Night series. One wild night in a Vegas hotel changed everything for Kasie. Sleeping with a powerful, sexy stranger made her rethink her impending marriage, and a whole lot more.

As her affair threatens her job and the sexy billionaire Robert Dade becomes more controlling, Kasie has to figure out if her passion is leading her down a path she really wants. She’s seduced by his gifts of power, success, and adventure, she’s overwhelmed by what he can make her feel with a single touch, the way he can make her ache for him with just a look. But is the cost of absolute power and pleasure a price Kasie can afford? And does she truly know this man who says he can give her everything…or is he still a stranger after all?

My thoughts…

The conclusion to the Just One Night series couldn’t have ended better. I loved this one!! When I first started it I was curious to see how things would end up for Kasie and Mr. Dade.

The last book ended with her walking away from him. So of course I expected them to get back together. What I didn’t expect was the way Robert wanted Kasie to act. It’s like he wanted to completely change her. Mold her into his ideal of a perfect woman at which point I started to really not like him or the book. I almost gave up on it a couple times, but I just had to continue reading it. I needed to know how things would end up for them. I’d already invested time in this series by reading both book one and book two. I had to see it through and you know what? I’m glad I did. I glad I didn’t give up on it.

Binding Agreement was a really quick read for me. I don’t normally finish a book in one day but I did this one. I was sucked into it and kept turning page after page to see what would happen next.

The sexual content in this series has been oh so smoking H-O-T! The chemistry that Kasie & Robert share is off the charts. *fans self* It’s a very steamy series and it’s sure to get your heart beating double time.

Overall I LOVED this series!! Yes, it’s sort of Fifty’ish in nature, but Ms Davis put a spin on it and I enjoyed it so much more. So, if you like hot and steamy romance might I suggest the Just One Night series? It’s an extremely delectable series!

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Review: Exposed by Kyra DavisExposed by Kyra Davis
Series: Just One Night #2
Published by Pocket Star Format: eBook
Source: Edelweiss
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Part 2 of the Just One Night series. One passionate night with a stranger turned Kasie’s world upside down, and just when she thought she was getting the hang of things, her fiancé finds out...

You should sleep with a stranger—those words whispered in her ear by her best friend became a challenge Kasie took to heart. Suddenly, the man who gave her the most shocking pleasure in that upscale Vegas hotel—a man whose name she never bothered to find out—is her company’s biggest client.

As this unknown man becomes Mr. Dade at the office, and Mr. Dade becomes Robert in the bedroom, Kasie discovers her true nature and begins to question the carefully controlled, modest image she has crafted to please her family and friends. But when her fiancé, Dave, finds out, his rage and desire to both keep her and punish her could cost her everything—including Robert, the only man who has wanted Kasie for who she really is and the only man who makes her feel truly alive.

My thoughts…

I’ve been patiently waiting to get my hands on this book. I loved the first book in this series. The Stranger ended with a surprising cliffhanger that I didn’t see coming and I’ve been excited to see what would happen next with this story.

Kasie’s fiancé, Dave, finds out that she’s having an affair with Robert Dade who is one of her new clients. I sort of felt sorry for Dave in the first book because he and Kasie has a plain and boring relationship and she cheats on him while she and her BFF go to Vegas for a weekend of fun before she and Dave get married.

When Dave finds Kasie leaving Robert Dades boat, Dave confronts her and tells her to get in the car and drive. He drastically changes after discovering the affair. He turns mean, controlling, and threatens to ruin Kasie’s life.

Kasie feels trapped. She has a controlling fiancé who not only wants her to go back to the person she was before she went to Vegas, but also wants her to do everything he tells her to do. Robert also seems to have the same agenda.

The angel within her tells her to drop things with Robert and go back to her safe relationship with Dave while the devil inside her wants to take all that Robert can give her.

It was interesting to see which path Kasie decides to take. There are a few scenes within the story where you’ll find yourself thinking man I didn’t see that coming. Which is a good thing. I’m not a fan of predictable stories. I like it when the author mixes things up and keeps me guessing what will happen next.

I am really looking forward to the conclusion of this story. I can’t wait to see how things end up for Kasie. This story has it all. Love, lust, smoking hot sex and a heroine who strives to find the woman she wants to be.

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Review: The Stranger by Kyra DavisThe Stranger by Kyra Davis
Series: Just One Night #1
Published by Pocket Star on January 21, 2013
Pages: 133
Format: eBook
Source: Netgalley
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In the first title in an erotic trilogy from critically acclaimed author Kyra Davis, a buttoned-up businesswoman finds herself under the power of a mysterious and intensely sexy man, both in the boardroom and in bed.

You should sleep with a stranger, her best friend whispers in her ear as they take to Vegas for one last pre-wedding fling. Despite her best intentions, when Kasie Fitzgerald enters the casino and sees him, a man whose tailored clothes belied a powerful, even dangerous, presence, she loses herself to the moment. Maybe it’s the dress, much shorter than she’d ever normally wear, or the Scotch, but something makes her give herself over to him more completely than she's ever done with a man before.

It was supposed to be just one night. But right as she’s thinking she wants more, he shows up in her office with an agenda. As the billionaire CEO of a company that’s engaged her PR firm, his demands just became her reality...and he desires so much more than just some attention in the boardroom.

My thoughts..

Oh, where to start. Kasie. She’s the kind of girl any parents would be proud of. She’s not a risk taker. She dresses conservatively. She has the perfect boyfriend or so she thinks. Her life in a nutshell can be described as plain, boring and relatively safe.

When she and her BFF head to Vegas, her friend suggests Kasie sleep with a stranger. Enter Robert Dade. Wealthy, sexy, charming, and dangerous. A man who’s used to getting what he wants and he wants Kyra.

Right from the very beginning the sparks fly between Robert & Kasie. The chemistry between these two is sizzles. Robert brings Kasie out of her shell. He plays her body masterfully. For one night she’s a risk taker and she gives herself completely over to a stranger.

I literally couldn’t stop reading this story. It captivated me from the very beginning and I kept turning the pages to see what would happen next. I loved everything about this story and when the ending came it only left me hungry for more.

The sexual encounters between Robert & Kasie are sizzling hot. I found myself having to fan myself several times. I can not wait to read Part Two which is entitled Exposed and is due out in March. I’ll be waiting patiently or not so patiently for it’s release. 🙂

The Stranger deserves a 5+ stars rating. It’s truly an amazing story by a new to me author. I hope you’ll give it a try. It’s really, really good.

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