romance reviews

Tease, by Sarah Bailey – A Book Review

At this point I automatically assume that anything Sarah Bailey writes is going to be golden. She’s never done me wrong yet, why would she start now?

I was privileged enough to get an advanced copy of the newest book in Bailey’s Villetti Chronicles series ahead of its release, and I have read it twice over since then because it was THAT GOOD. This is basically going to be known in my home library as “the book that got me through my bout with Covid”.

For more details about Tease, read on! I didn’t include spoilers in this review, so you’re safe to keep reading if you don’t want the deets.

The Cliff Notes

Title: Tease

Series: The Villetti Chronicles (#1.5)

Hashtags: #romance #dark #adult, #BDSM, #mafia

Content warnings: violence, death

Main Characters: Arlo and Rina

Ratings

My overall rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Spicy/Heat Rating

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Romance Rating

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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Tyrant – A Book Review

Is there anything more delicious than getting to read an ARC of the new book by one of your favourite authors? Buckle up, fellow readers, because I got to read Tyrant from Sarah Bailey and oooooh boy, it was good!

The standard ARC disclaimer goes here: I did receive a copy of this book for free with the caveat that I would then provide a review of said book. There was no guarantee or requirement for me to provide a positive review – I’m doing that just because I really liked it.

Also, there are some minor spoilers below. I’m not writing out whole paragraphs detailing the plot and the ending or anything, but I am going to reference a couple of quotes and a favourite scene or two. If you would rather go in completely spoiler-free, you may want to avoid my full review.

The Cliff Notes

Title: Tyrant

Series: A Villetti Chronicles Novel (#1)

Hashtags: #darkromance #kinkyromance #mafiaromance

Content warnings: Degradation kink, daddy kink, graphic violence, murder, sexual assault, and kidnapping. For more details, refer to the author’s website.

Main Characters: Zayn and Ari

Ratings

My overall rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Spicy/Heat Rating

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance Rating

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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New Book Releases for November 8-14, 2021

What’s everyone reading this week? The start of the month is always a little quieter for new releases, but there’s still some goodies to be found in this week’s package. If there is something that you’re tracking that isn’t on this post, let me know in the comments! I love to find new hidden treasures.

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New Book Releases for November 1-7, 2021

Time to update your “To Be Read” lists! Here’s some of the new books that are being released in November that may peak your interest.

Is there anything on the list that peaks your interest? Drop a line in the comments and let me know what you’re planning on reading this month.

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New Releases for October 25-31, 2021

Time to update your “To Be Read” lists! Here’s some of the new books that are being released in October that may peak your interest.

Is there anything on the list that peaks your interest? Drop a line in the comments and let me know what you’re planning on reading this month.

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New Releases for October 18-24, 2021

There’s a new Lori Foster novel this month!!!!! That is all, thank you for your attention.

Seriously, though. Lori Foster is one of those authors for me, the one who’s books always get put on my shelf no matter what. This week’s “new” release is actually a re-release of one of her older works. I seriously don’t care. I’m grabbing it and curling up with it anyways.

Here are some of the new releases that I’m looking forward to adding to my Kindle this week. Is there anything here that you find interesting? I would love to hear what everyone else is reading. Drop a note in the comments and fill me in!

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New Releases for October 4-10, 2021

Can you believe we’re into October already?! This year is flying by at lightning speed. The good news is that we have some great books coming out to cushion our falls.

What’s everyone reading this week? Anything interesting? Anything fun? As always, I would love to hear your recommendations. Just drop a note in the comments! Below is the list of new books that I’m tracking for this week – I hope you’re able to find something entertaining out of the bunch!

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romance reviews

Desperate Measures – A Book Review

I actually finished this book about a week ago, but I had to wait a few days to calm down before I could write up a review. Because holy lord, did this book ever get me revved up! It’s one thing to know that Katee Robert is excellent with writing steamy, hot, panty-dripping BDSM romance. It’s another thing to be hit over the head with it again and again in each chapter. Seriously, I’m getting uncomfortable sitting at my desk writing this.

Want to know more about what I think of Desperate Measures? Read on below! Before you go any further, though, please note that this book comes with some content warnings. There’s some emotional abuse by a parent, death of a parent, consensual non-consent, and general BDSM themes.

Desperate Measures – Katee Robert – Wicked Villains Book 1

Goodreads rating: 3.61 stars / 7,235 ratings / 1,300 reviews

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My overall rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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