Uncover Me by A. M. Hartnett

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Uncover Me by A. M. Hartnett
Publisher: Mischief: An Imprint of Harper Collins Publishers
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (176 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, Anal Play, Fetish, Toys, Spanking, Voyeurism
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Thistledown

There’s a heart inside every fantasy.

The photos are becoming a compulsion for Carrie. As soon as she wakes up, she feels the need to engage with the readers of her erotic website, Dirty Pictures. No matter how hard she tries to focus on her real life the need is always there. The high is knowing that men desire her.

One day a comment on her erotic website makes Carrie go cold: one of her readers, Brendan, has recognised a landmark in the window of one of her pictures. Brendan knows where to find her and has sent a tantalising private message. His invitation to play was so tempting in no time at all, in a variety of settings, their sensual adventures become wild. Her sexual and emotional reawakening reaches peaks she never imagined possible.

But Carrie finds it difficult to treat their relationship as casual. Terrified of heartbreak, she breaks off her affair with Brendan. Her previous relationship left her in tatters and she’s too scared to take such a chance again. Brendan endured a broken marriage so she’s not alone in her confusion and reticence. But can Carrie ever hope to be more than his fantasy girl?

Carrie is a girl with a blog and a secret.

Breaking up is hard to do. Carrie is suffering from a betrayal that left her reeling. Empty and heartbroken, she finds an outlet in a new blog—one where she takes pictures of herself in sexually explicit situations. No face. She is Maggie, a woman who is fearless and sensual, her body posing in very hot and intimate settings and situations. What starts off as an experiment quickly changes into a pulse pounding obsession that can’t be quenched. Her phone is her addiction of choice and the camera speaks the words she can’t say.

Brendan is a successful businessman and sees Carrie’s blog. Known to him as Maggie, he is captivated by her sexy photos and connects with her online. After he recognizes her building in a photo, he asks to meet her and the story really takes off.

Brendan and Carrie are two firecrackers lighting up the night with their mutual needs and passions. To be seen and to watch. Toys, spanking, sweaty sex scenes that made me want ice water and a host of scenarios kept me turning the pages. Hot. Hot. Hot. The story develops quickly with some interplay between Carrie and her sister and it adds dimension to the character I found refreshing.

Carrie wanted Brendan just for fun. If she kept him at a distance, he can’t hurt her. When he steps over the line and tries to draw her into his private life, things spiral out of control quickly. What started out as a physical “relationship” just got more complicated. Is Carrie able to forget the past and learn how to love? You’ll have to read this luscious tale and find out.

I loved this book for the unique scenarios it presented. The author draws you into each scene and you can feel what it’s like to be that girl taking pictures and posting them online for the world to see. It’s sexy and hot and amazing all at once. When Brendan finds her, you feel the uncertainty and fear—will my job find out? Will he stalk me? It’s all there. So is the heat when they connect. It’s electric and I couldn’t stop reading. Kudos to A. M. Hartnett. I am now a convert awaiting your next novel.

Blogging will never be the same again. Bring on the cameras.

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Bear With Me by Lynn Red

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Bear With Me by Lynn Red
A Jamesburg Shifters Novel
Publisher: Yellow Moon Press
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Full Length (243 pgs)
Other: M/F, Masturbation
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Xeranthemum

Curvy, sharp-witted and slightly self-conscious, Lilah Jorgenson is a raccoon-shifting painter with a white streak in her hair and a longing to find the family – but mostly the MATE – she never thought she’d have.

All she wants is someone to hold her, to kiss her, to… claim her as HIS. But who has the time to hunt down a perfect man? Does such a creature even exist?

Clocking in for what she assumes is going to be a normal night at her job at the Jamesburg jail Lilah’s got no clue that she’s about to meet the bear of her dreams.

Thickly-muscled, widowed, inked-up former soldier Rex Lee spent five years away, but clan trouble called him home. Love is distant memory for Rex – the only thing on the huge alpha’s mind is keeping his cub and his bear clan safe, even if it means the occasional scrape that ends with him in the slammer.

Trekking down the cell block, Lilah stops, dead in her tracks. A bear with wicked tattoos, a massive chest and a pair of arms perfect for holding her tight? Who was tossed in jail for fighting to keep his daughter safe? Maybe that perfect man DOES exist!

When Rex catches a glimpse of Lilah’s two-toned eyes, her luscious curves, and her wicked little grin? The bad boy alpha decides right then he’s found something he never would – a mate to claim, to possess, to make his forever – no matter what it takes.

I enjoyed this roundabout story that takes the present, introduces a crisis , and ends up solving a past mystery all while telling the story of two people falling in love.

Jamesburg is an odd place and I think that’s part of its charm. This time around there are were-unicorns and were-Pomeranians. But they are only secondary characters. The main characters are a were-raccoon with a story and a were-bear with an even darker background. How could I not read this novel?

I like how Ms. Red seems to be able to blend various elements in her stories. There’s comedy, both light and dark, silliness, sex, dark paranormal villains, romance and a zombie with a crush. The villain is kind of two-fold which was interesting because there are times that I think one isn’t a true villain but a victim. There was something the full villain said that made me question the heroine but whatever it might have been was never realized. I had a lot of possibilities rummaging around my brain but they were all for naught. The author didn’t do anything with that cryptic comment. I couldn’t be too disappointed though because what she did do was pretty fascinating in and of itself.

Bear With Me is a standalone story. It starts off with the mayor and his wife so a reader can still find out what’s going on with them since the first book but unlike the second book, Erick and Izzy don’t play a role in the final showdown. They are just there in the beginning to break the ice for this newest tale in the town. This current novel follows Lilah and Rex exclusively. Well, the villain has his POV time too.

Another carryover character is Jenga and Atlas, the zombie bear. Even though Jenga started out bad, he’s actually turning into an endearing, eccentric and fascinating character and he’s a great asset to this series. A reader gets to see a bit more of his character growth and it lends itself nicely to the telling of this tale.

A major factor that I greatly appreciate about Ms. Red’s style of writing is her balance between dark conflict and light humor. This novel could have really been dark and depressing because certainly the villain was a nasty bit of business but the author stops just short of it and injects some comic relief, a hero to the rescue and a heroine who isn’t shy about defending herself and those she cares for. It’s because of the lightness and comedic bent that I keep reading these stories. It has the drama and suspense to appeal to romantic suspense readers, it has the sexy escapades to appeal to erotic romance readers, and it has the silly quips, unique observations about Jamestown’s residents and adorable personality quirks of the main protagonists that keeps me coming back for more. It’s just plain fun.

Atlas has more onscreen time in this tale and the effect is hilarious. He actually helps the hero and heroine save the day but I’m willing to bet readers have NEVER seen the kind of comeuppance that gets doled out to the villain in Bear With Me . I laughed and giggled. Ms Red has a devious and highly entertaining mind.

There are other aspects of the book that I wasn’t clear on, and those are the pesky Edgewood brothers. I sort of understand their purpose in the beginning of the book but I am still confused as to their true motivation and target of their ire. What they’re doing makes no sense and I didn’t feel it was explained well enough for me to accept their presence in this story. That being said, the author made it very clear that they were not nice people and in fact were losers. But angry, petty and jealous bears are trouble no matter which way you look at it. That was their function in the book and in that, they were effective.

There are other people that populate the story that provide emotional insights and motivation for Lilah and Rex and played valuable roles in the conflict. Leena was my favorite.

Bear With Me is a really good tale with lots of diabolical twists and a wonderful romance. It has surprises, sexy encounters, silly humor, a bit of action and suspense and a well-rounded and sentimental wrap up that’s as beautiful a happy ever after as one could wish. I had fun reading this novel and give it a good recommend.

Faking It by Cat Blaine

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Faking It by Cat Blaine
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (38 pgs)
Other: M/F, M/M, Anal Play
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Fern

Hart Vanter has been pretending his whole life. He’s the pampered son of wealthy parents and on the surface his life should be perfect. But Hart’s hiding a secret—he’s gay and terrified to let anyone know. So he sleeps with women and does everything he can to keep the facade in place.

When his regular bodyguard is promoted, Josh Lang appears on the scene to take his place. Josh is self-assured, gorgeous, and openly gay. And he seems to know Hart’s secret. Josh is there to protect Hart, but can he save Hart from himself?

Hart seemingly has everything, wealth, power and a different sexy female in his bed every other night. But he has a deep, dark secret, one he’s desperate to keep covered up. More and more he’s struggling to get it up for the hot women whom he continually beds. It’s the steamy image of a guy sucking him off, or thrusting into a tight, male which is getting him to the finish line. He’s faking it as best he can so nobody guesses it’s no longer women who light his flame. When a sexy new bodyguard comes onto the scene, Hart realizes Josh might be everything and more that he needs.

This is a fun, short story about a man who seems to have it all only to discover he needs to be true to himself. While Hart might realize he’s gay, he’s been deluding himself for so long – and covering it up so convincingly – that this read to me more like a coming out novel than anything else. Readers looking for a romance mightn’t find themselves satisfied with this story. While I enjoyed reading about Hart finally coming to grips with his sexuality, I didn’t really feel a strong romantic connection between him and Josh. While there was clearly attraction – and later chemistry – between Hart and Josh, the story is written in the first person perspective by Hart, and so it’s difficult to really sense where Josh’s emotions lie for much of the story. This didn’t strike me as a romantic relationship, more a very masculine, sexual connection between two men who wanted each other. I was also a little disappointed in the ending, it felt somewhat rushed and there was still the question of Hart’s parents lingering in the back of my mind. This hurried ending could have been due to a word count, but I’d have felt much more satisfied if the author had rounded out the ending a bit better.

With only one M/M sex scene, readers who are curious about such erotic books but not into the heavier scenes might find this a good entrance into the genre. And while there were a few questions left behind and not the depth of connection I’d usually like between the two heroes I found myself enjoying Hart’s conundrum and blossoming self-awareness. A good book.

A Perfect Dream by Raven J. Spencer

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A Perfect Dream by Raven J. Spencer
Publisher: Self-published
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (29 pages)
Other: F/F, F/F/F, F/F/F/F, Toys, Ménage, Multiple Partners, BDSM, Voyeurism, Fisting
Rating: 3 Stars
Reviewed by Astilbe

Sex and politics can be an explosive combination. Beatrice, wife to a conservative lobbyist, can’t imagine being out in the open about her preferences and orientation, but lucky for her, there’s A Perfect Dream. Secret parties that only the privileged have access to fulfill every fantasy and need she can think of. Beatrice didn’t expect to meet Sage, a woman who not only satisfies her in every way, but challenges everything Beatrice has believed about herself so far.

It’s easy to keep a strict separation between fantasy and reality for a little while. Is this something that can be upheld over the longterm, though?

Beatrice is such an interesting and relatable main character. As soon as I met her I couldn’t help but to like her. To be honest, I wasn’t quite sure what to think of her quiet arrangement with her spouse at first. Her point of view is described so succinctly that I soon came to understand why she would agree to this sort of thing. Seeing how she responded to plot twists that pop up later on this tale also added an unexpected depth to Beatrice’s character.

Early on one of the characters discusses how everyone who wants to participate in A Perfect Dream is vetted first. This explanation didn’t quite make sense to me given certain loopholes in it that were never really filled in. It would have been helpful if this section had either been left out entirely or if more time been spent describing how it works.

This was one of the sexiest short stories I’ve read in a long time. The love scenes blended perfectly with the other subplot, and the transitions between the sexy romps and Beatrice’s personal development were smooth. I don’t know if the author has any intention of turning this into a series, but I’d be interesting in checking out the sequel if she does.

A Perfect Dream is a good choice for anyone in the mood for something quick and hot. Why not give it a try today?

A Taste Of Bliss by Lynn LaFleur

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A Taste Of Bliss by Lynn LaFleur
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (122 Pages)
Other: M/F
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Reviewed by Tulip

Werewolves in Tyrus Chamberlain’s pack are disappearing. Not having any luck in finding out what’s happening to them on his own, he turns to a security company for help. When Mac Payne arrives, Ty’s shocked that it’s “Mackenzie” instead. He’s hit by instant lust for her, something that hasn’t happened to him since his wife died.

Mackenzie lost her husband three years ago and has no interest in another relationship. Yet the call of the wolf inside her knows Ty is meant for her. She can resist him for only so long until her wolf has to be satisfied. Their passion is explosive, their lovemaking everything they fantasized it could be.

But a killer is still on the loose, threatening more wolves and Mackenzie. Ty will risk everything, even his own life, to protect the members of his pack and the woman he loves.

This book is a page turner for sure ! I definitely enjoyed every minute of it, and even better was realizing that it’s part of a series.

Taste Of Bliss is the second book in the Moon’s Magic Series. I missed the first book but this one worked fine as a stand alone story all by itself. It had everything needed to keep this reader happy.

The plot had a great set-up with a bit of mystery involving the missing pack members. Alpha Ty Chamberlain has a big problem. His pack members are disappearing at an allarming rate. He reaches out to an old friend (I am assuming that Jay and Roni are from the first book) who puts him in touch with a security expert. It is to Ty’s surprise that Mac Payne turns out to be a very attractive female wolf. She also happens to be his mate.

There was so much that I liked about this book. First of all, Ty and Mac have that instant chemistry that seems to be a mainstay for shifter romances, but it’s a bit different for them. They had so much in common but they fought it because they’ve both loved and lost their mates in the past. So they have some conflicted feelings and guilt about moving on with someone else. There was lots of angsty drama and loads of sexual tension for these two. Then there was the mystery part. It had a surprise twist at the end that came out of nowhere. To tell you the truth, I never saw it coming. It was very well done by this sneaky author.

Now while I enjoyed all of the events that took place, It was all of the fascinating characters that really captured my interest. Ty was an utterly swoon worthy alpha. Irritating ? Why Yes, he was that. Jealous and possessive ? You know it. Sinfully delicious ? Absolutely ! Mac was strong. She was excatly the kind of heroine I like to read about. I liked how she took charge in a certain situation. It was exciting to see the heroine do that for a change. There was an intriguing cast of secondary characters that I assume will be getting stories of their own. At least I hope so, since I was especially taken with Shade.

I would say that this book was very well written. It had a strong, interesting plot that flowed at a fast pace. It captured and held my interest right up until it ended with a stunning climax. What more could I wish for ? A longer book maybe, since I hated to see it end.

All in all, this was a good read. I enjoyed it and look forward to the next book in the series.

Bearing It All by Lynn Red

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Bearing It All by Lynn Red
Publisher: Yellow Moon Press
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Full Length (181 pgs)
Other: M/F, Masturbation
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Xeranthemum

Curvy, witty, carrot-topped Violet Larue is a fox shifter with a goal – she NEEDS to find herself a mate before she goes absolutely nuts.

After a string of bad relationships that left her heartbroken, and a bunch of dates that were more pie-in-the-face than swept-off-her-feet, Violet is just about ready to throw in the towel. She wants someone to chase her, to possess her, to make her his mate.

Somehow convinced to attend the only cage fight she’s ever seen, Violet has no idea that she’s about to lay eyes on just the bear for her.

Muscled, inked-up and one of the most dangerous fighters in the world, “Crag” Morgan is the bear of Violet’s dreams. With a dark past and an even darker present, love is nowhere near the top of Crag’s to-do list… until he’s looking around the crowd and catches a glimpse of a redhead with eyes that make his heart skip a beat.

He is everything she ever wanted. A self-assured, massively powerful alpha with a waist just perfect for wrapping her legs around? Uh, yes please! But little does Violet know that in the split second Crag spied her in the audience, she stole his heart. The bad boy fighter decided then and there to do whatever it takes to claim her… forever.

I like this series that I discovered by accident and it might have something to do with it being populated with were-turtles and were-Corgis. In this case it’s a tiny fox and a very big bear that take center stage and it’s a fascinating dynamic.

What I liked best about this novel is the mystery of the missing girls. It’s a great backdrop to the main event, which is the romance between Crag and Violet. Both of the main characters are young and that comes through pretty clear, yet they are not stupid young. One has a debt that has to be repaid and the other has emotional issues. They are engaging internal conflicts that somehow get mixed up with the external conflict.

I liked Crag a/k/a Ash. I liked getting to know him and learning to understand that he’s a man trapped by evil design. He had thoughts about someday breaking free but didn’t have much hope until he met Violet. It’s her influence that brought out the best part of him and it was really fascinating how it finally came about.

As for Violet, I liked the interplay between her and her best friend, Henry. They were cute together. And when Violet faced the truth of her feelings for Ash, it was special.

Also, there is a reference to Izzy and Erik which were the main characters from the first book in the series where all the initial world building took place. Even though Baring It All is mostly a standalone read, readers might be curious as to why Izzy and Erik are even part of this current story. Well, Erik is the mayor and the alpha, so he is going to be involved in whatever goes on with the residents of his town. I think Ms. Red provided enough background to make a reader understand why Erik is playing a role but didn’t bog this current novel down with any detailed backstory. This tale is truly about Ash and Violet with everyone else acting as supportive cast. It’s all good.

The villain is whacked. On one hand, I thought that it might turn out to be like the first book – a villain, yet not. Not this time. There truly was danger and mayhem and a bit of twisted evil to deal with so it was a pleasant surprise. This story was not a carbon copy of its predecessor. The other villain’s comeuppance sort of confused me. I’m not too sure how Atlas ended up with him or how he managed to get the upper hand; that was weird. Actually it was a bit of twisted funny too so I’m waffling about its effect on me.

I also can’t understand why something that was a clear and present danger was never addressed for so long. I also didn’t get the step-daughter – was she really that clueless? I am very glad that the mystery and the drama and suspense were wrapped up in a satisfactory manner but I truly didn’t understand the value of some of the revelations or actions of a couple of the secondary characters. I think I must have missed something.

The one thing that was very clear and wonderfully easy to understand was the love that was growing between Violet and Ash. I think the major clue was that they couldn’t keep their hands off of each other. I really liked the fact that he chased her and he was completely serious about it. When they did get together, I can assure erotic romance fans that they will find their encounters very satisfactory indeed. The happy ever after was rather hot too.

On the whole, Baring It All was greatly entertaining and fun. I liked the characters, the storyline and the delivery. I laughed and shook my head at how the author so easily tossed about all the different kinds of were-beings that populated the town because it made it sound like such a fun place. There’s so much more to explore and experience in this world Ms. Red has built and I can’t wait to visit again.

Iron Rods by Brenna Zinn

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Iron Rods by Brenna Zinn
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (147 pages)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Lisianthus

The women of Austin, Texas, could mix fantasy with flesh at Iron Rods but the strip club is now in disrepair. Bennett Truitt, estranged son of the club’s aging and half-crazy owner, wants to replace the landmark with condos. He hires feisty Tatum to manage the club, sure she will fail, but not before he has a chance to sample her skills in bed.

After another rejection letter, Tatum realizes she’ll never be a professional dancer on or off Broadway. Down on her luck, she’s determined to make the run-down club successful no matter what, or who, it takes. She never expected her new boss to be so enticing they’re breaking doors down to get to each other, get their clothes off, taste each delectable inch.

Bennett Truitt just wants his dad to be proud of him, even though his father only seems to be proud and respect things that are less than traditional. He wants to tear down the old strip club that his father owns and used to dance at, that led to a lot of embarrassment for a young Bennett, so he has no love for the club. So he hires a woman he meets at that club, after she yells at the bartender.

Tatum wants to be a professional dancer, it’s what she’s trained for her whole life, but when she gets her latest rejection letter, her roommate drags her to Iron Rods, which has definitely seen better days. I love Tatum because she does something crazy and jumps into being Iron Rods new manager with both feet.

The best part of this story was the richness in which Ms. Zinn describes Austin, Texas. I found myself wanting to visit Austin so I could fall in love with the town that the author describes so well.

Bennett changes a lot over the story, and while I understood and liked him well enough in the beginning but I really loved him by the end of the story. I enjoyed that Tatum and the town of Austin brought out a new side of Bennett. I definitely recommend this story and look forward to meeting the dancers of Iron Rods and reading their stories.

Bleed For Me by Cynthia Eden

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Bleed For Me by Cynthia Eden
Loved by the Gods 1
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Paranormal Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Contemporary
Length: Short Story (76 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Waratah

The Greek gods are alive and well. But, unfortunately for the gods, the humans have all but forgotten their glorious existence…and this fact really pisses off the all-powerful, immortal beings.

Apollo, the Greek god of the sun, takes one look at the mysterious Terese Lafitte and knows that he wants her. Even in this modern century, a god takes what he wants. But Terese isn’t a mortal, not any longer. As a newly turned vampire, her attraction to Apollo is downright lethal because desire arouses not just her body, but also her bloodlust.

But Apollo likes a woman with bite, and now that he’s found Terese, he’s not about to let the little vampiress out of his sight or out of his bed. When Terese’s psychotic vampire ex begins to stalk them, Apollo knows that he will have to use all of his strength to keep her safe. Lucky for Terese, Apollo has more power than she could ever have imagined.

When you trifle with the sun god, you will get burned.

Sun god looks to take a mate, vampires need not apply. Unless you happen to be really smoking hot and give good chase.

Loved it! Both of my favorites wrapped up in one hot cute sexy love story. When you mix a Greek god and a vampire that just has to lead to some hot times. Most ironic though is that Apollo is the Sun God and the female he happens to want to claim is a vampire.

I adore alpha men and Apollo has all that in spades. He’s bossy, arrogant and protects what he claims as his. He’s just bumping around looking for a good time and bored out of his mind. In walks Terese (love her name) a walking vision in pale skin and dark hair, looking to feed after she has spent quite a bit of time talking herself into it.

It was very intriguing that a vampire thought that maybe a god could be harmed. This short had some awesome banter between all the characters. I had a lot of fun with this, the characters and the story. This seems like the first book of a potential series, but I don’t see a second one listed anywhere. Thankfully this story was a good standalone.

A few scorching scenes mixed with a bit of danger then topped off with some sweetness. Again, it’s a winner for me and I would love to read more from this writer. Do I recommend it? Yes!

Broken by Erin M. Leaf

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Broken by Erin M. Leaf
Planet Alpha 2
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Short Story (79 pgs)
Other: M/F/M, Menage, Anal Play, M/M interaction, Fetish, Knife Play
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Waratah

When Sky finds a critically injured Xyran warrior, she can’t just let him die. She drags the unconscious alien home and dresses his wounds. He’s difficult and arrogant, but she’s more than enough woman to deal with him until he’s gone. So what if he intrigues her? The last thing she can afford to do is fall for an alien.

Jaxt knows the betrayers who left him for dead on Earth will not live long: his bond-kin, Zoen, will paint the warship’s walls with their blood. All he must do now is wait for Zoen to come. Unfortunately, the human woman who found him rouses his deepest instincts… Instincts he’d forgotten he had.

When Zoen finds Jaxt on Earth, he’s not sure he approves of the female who cared for his kin. However, when Sky kills a Xyran about to attack, he understands Jaxt’s insistence that she is their mate. Any female who shows such courage is worthy of his blood, and maybe even his heart.

Sky is living on her own, on an Earth that is hard to imagine being real and yet it, for her, it’s very real. All of a sudden she isn’t alone anymore and she’s not sure how she feels about that, much less what she’s going to do about it.

See, men are very smart, especially Xyran warriors. They know how to get the girl all hot and bothered and then ask the important questions. I don’t mind saying the writing in this short story is sexy and had me reaching for a fan as well.

At first, Sky is all too eager to give her acceptance and worry about the repercussions later. I just adored Sky. She had spunk and brains. There was some humor in this one when the men went all he-man alpha male to impress Sky and it had the opposite affect. Seriously, it didn’t go over big with Sky. But they know what she hasn’t accepted…yet. On a world where women are coming up missing and telling the good guy from the bad isn’t as easy as it might seem, Sky will have to be careful. On that same note though, Sky isn’t helpless. Not even close. Did I mention the spunk? This girl is fierce!

The heroes weren’t hard to read about either. Alien warriors, alpha male to a fault and they share. The chemistry is heavy between Jaxt and Zoen. They’re bonded and I could feel their connection in the looks and touches.

There was a nice hot scene with a knife. I loved it!! A few other scenes were just as hot and well written. My next book in the science fiction world will be Proposition, the 3rd book in this series. I hope she chooses to really go deeper into the characters and the whole back story of Earth’s demise over the next book or so. This one was fast paced, almost too fast in areas that glossed over opportunity to insert details. Still, it was a good read in that it kept the story progressing from the first book and had me yearning for more. So, yes and yes, I’d recommend it and I enjoyed it. Props to you Ms. Leaf.