Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Book Review for Patch Up by Stephanie Witter

Patch Up

by Stephanie Witter

4 1/2 stars
Reviewed by: Tonya
Published: Anchor Group Publishing
Source:Author copy 
Gene: New Adult/Contemporary Romance


Skye followed her long time boyfriend to Seattle for their first year of college, but he dumped her after only a week. The relationship brought only pain and destruction in Skye's life, and yet, she can't bring herself to open up and live her life.

"What if I am already broken into pieces?"

She hates to be touched, hiding under her oversized shirts and behind her wild frizzy hair. Even her bubbly roommate can't reach her. And yet ...

"I'm the guy who knows how you can hurt so much that your insides feel like they're cut and bleeding."

The tall, handsome, and tattooed TA in her psychology class changes everything when he literally collides with her and confronts her. For the first time in a long time, she wants to try and open up to this guy whose dark, intense eyes can't hide his own pain despite his dazzling smile getting to her.

However, just when she's starting to live again, her ex-boyfriend comes back, breaking her time and time again, making it all the more complicated.

She wants to fight for herself and for this building thing with the TA, even when he pushes her away, but can two broken people patch each other up?

"I never thought colliding with someone could change lives, but it is possible."

* Due to some shocking scenes, this novel is for readers of 18 and up.

Our Review

What can one say about patch up except pure emotion. Two broken people whose worlds collide in psychology class. One seeing the others brokenness and wanting to help. What Duke and Skye have gone through in their pasts are both painful and enough to break any person. Skye chooses to close herself off to the world and push everyone away. Duke wants to help her, and I think in turn help himself. Wow does he bottle a lot of anger that one. But oh man is this guy hot ladies. Let me tell you but don’t let appearances fool you. He may have the whole tattoo bad boy thing going on, but inside, deep down, through the hurt, the anger, the pain, that isn’t who he really is. Skye may have the whole I don’t care about the world and I don’t want it to care about me attitude but once she meets Duke her walls finally, slowly begin to crumble.

Once I started reading this book I did not want to put it down. I choose staying up later than normal and dragging at work LOL literally just to keep reading Patch Up. By the way that is the perfect title for this book. The tragic loss that Duke is dealing with haunts him every day. I learned quickly he is good at masking that but the eyes are the doorways to the soul and Skye can see how very broken he is and for once she wants to reach out to someone but at the same time she pushes him away. The tug of war these two have with each other is both frustrating and yet so very understanding. The pain that Skye has gone through in her past at the hands of someone she thought she loved causes her to recoil from the simplest of human contact. As Duke tries to get her to a better place, as she is slowly opening the door the progress started quickly crumbles. Two steps forward, one step back.

This book is truly amazing, the emotion is raw, its powerful, the energy between Duke and Skye is constantly charged, you can feel it ready to explode at any moment. Can these two very broken people come together and heal. Get the book I wont spoil it. Lets just say you wont put it down once you pick it up.


    (The First Meeting)
    Without paying attention to my surroundings, I turn to my left to walk toward the row closer to the door where a seat is available. I take a step and collide with a hard body, almost toppling me over on the ground for the second time in less than an hour. A strong hand grips me firmly by the forearm. My body stiffens and my breath catches in my throat. It’s as if I can’t move besides yanking my arm free without looking up to see who I collided with.
    “Are you all right?” he asks me in a deep and calm voice.
    My eyes wander from my red Converse to his dark boots. I have to calm down. I’m being ridiculous. Calm down. I take a deep breath and look up slowly. Long, muscled legs in beat up dark blue jeans, an old black leather jacket open over a dark grey V-neck sweater that showcases an impressive tall body with broad shoulders and finally, longish and messy black hair, perfect straight nose, full lips, high cheekbones and expressive soft dark eyes that lock with my bluish-greyish ones. He looks older with his goatee perfectly trimmed. A perfect hot mess many girls would say. I’m just intimidated by this stranger, though.
    “I’m fine,” I reply, my voice even. I push away some of my untamed locks and curse my auburn frizzy hair that is always all over the place.

Book Review for Hunting Laura by J.A. Bailey

Hunting Laura 

by J.A. Bailey

5 stars
Reviewed by: Tonya
Published: J.A. Bailey
Source:Author copy Gene:Erotica/Bdsm



Laura has just signed up for a term at the exclusive school for sub missives  But all is not as it seems. The sexy blonde is hiding the real reason she's there. As the classes progress, Laura is forced to face some truths about her problems with sex along with her growing attraction to her mentor, the dark and distracting Mr Hunter.

Mr Hunter promises to whip her into shape as a sub but before long he is uncovering many of her deepest secrets and desires. But will he discover her biggest secret? And can Mr Hunter really help Laura overcome her issues with his rough methods? 


Niall Hunter, a teacher at the exclusive 
Holly bourne school, knows there's something unusual about his submissive student, Laura. And its not just her issues with sex...

While his desire for her wars with his duty, Hunter is determined to help her conquer her problems and find out every secret inside that head of hers. Will he be able to fix what is broken? 

As their relationship heats up, Hunter realizes he wants more than just a teacher/pupil relationship, but after being hurt in the past, can he trust the secretive woman? And does she feel more than just gratitude for him?

Our Review

Oh man can we say my kindle was doing all but melting in my hands with this hot little number. WOW can we just say there is some serious steam and hotness coming out of this book. Laura, who believes sex is bad and that her thoughts are wrong find herself in a school for submissive's - HELLO!!!! Niall "aka Hunter" becomes her Dom instructor and the sparks begin almost immediately with these two. But come on this man is beyond swoon-worthy, he is melt in your mouth, make you quiver, dirty thoughts run rampant through your mind hot!!! Yep I won't lie serious cold showers with this one. 

I could not stop reading this book, J.A. Bailey does one spankingly awesome job drawing you into this story and bringing the characters to life. Wow can I just say that scene where she is strapped over his desk OMG is all I am going to say. The way this man plays her body, and the things he does to her WOW I AM JEALOUS - so makes you want to take her place. In a heartbeat!!!!. 

Fantastic book and I look forward to reading a lot more from this author.


    Wrapping her arms over the top of his, she leaned back and released a satisfied sigh. Niall inhaled the fragrance of her shampoo and released his own sigh. Yep, he was well and truly lost to this women. A love-sick fool. And he couldn’t give a shit.
    “Hard to believe you own that place.”
    Niall gave a wry chuckle. “I guess I forget what it looks like to other people. I’m so used to it, I forget it’s kind of unusual to own a house like that.”
    “Unusual? I don’t know anyone that owns a mansion! Is it your family’s?”
    “Yeah, I inherited it after my father died when I was twenty. Pretty big responsibility for a twenty-year-old but I managed.”
    “Guess that explains your domineering tendencies…”
    “Or maybe it was my domineering tendencies that allowed me to deal with it.” He gave her waist a playful squeeze. “Don’t start trying to psycho-analyse me, Laura. I’ve got a few years’ experience on you and I came to terms with my dominant side a long time ago.”
    “Yes, Sir,” she muttered but Niall heard the grin in her voice.
    “Kiss me,” he ordered suddenly, the need to taste her forcing the words from his mouth.
    Twisting in his hold, she draped her hands around his neck and gazed up at him. “Yes, Sir.”
    Her impish smile made his stomach flip. “My name is Niall.” Damn, had he really fallen for a woman that didn’t even know his first name?
    “Niall,” she murmured experimentally. “Think I prefer Hunter.”
    “Yeah,” Niall said with a shrug and a chuckle, “me too.”
    And like the hunter that he was, he swooped down for a kiss, invading her mouth forcefully with his tongue. She moaned against his lips and accepted him eagerly, pulling herself flush against him. Her breasts crushed against his chest and he swore he felt the hard peaks of her nipples prodding him through their t-shirts.
    Cupping her arse, Niall rocked her against his erection in an attempt to bring some kind of relief. He didn’t know how she did it. Somehow Laura made him feel like a horny teenager again. One hand underneath her top, he tugged on her nipples though her thin silky bra before pulling aside the fabric and molding his hand against one soft breast.
    Laura arched into him as her nails dug into his neck. She trailed a kiss from the corner of his lips, down his neck before returning the favor, sneaking one hand over his stomach to grasp at the hair on his chest.

    “Christ,” he groaned as her other hand snapped open his jeans and cool fingertips groped at his cock before sliding underneath and cradling his balls. He bucked into her hand, hissing as she began to masturbate him.
    Aware his control was close to snapping, Niall wrenched her hand from his jeans and spun her around. Forcefully gripping her to him, he yanked up her t-shirt and pulled down the cups of her bra, exposing her breasts to the cool evening air. Laura gasped as he nibbled at her neck and massaged roughly at her distended nipples.
    One hand still clamped over her breasts, Niall used the other to delve underneath her silky underwear, his fingertips greeted by her hot arousal. Her clit was swollen and ready for him as he parted her lips and slipped a digit over her nub. Rocking into his hand, Laura clutched at his arms, making little keening noises that sent a fresh flood of desire straight to his prick.

Birthday Bash for Scorned by Tiffani Clark Kemp

LeKrista Scott, Vampire Hunted # 1
By-Tyffani Clark Kemp
Publication Date- October 15th, 2012

LeKrista Scott has killed a vampire, and now his lover wants revenge. 

After months of watching her from the shadows, Lucretious, a millennia old vampire, finally makes his attack during a party thrown by his maker, Roman – a party where Roman proclaims his protection over LeKrista. Roman steps in and saves her life, but not before she deals Lucretious the true death in front of his lover, Perdita. Now LeKrista is running for her life and Roman is trying to save it, but she’s not sure if he really cares or if he has some underhanded reason for keeping her alive. She seeks help from Mages but they refuse to help her, even though she exhibits high potential as a Mage herself. In a last ditch effort, Roman whisks LeKrista away, but Perdita finds them. LeKrista must eliminate Perdita one way or another.


About the Author-
Tyffani Clark Kemp has been writing since she discovered in the sixth grade that it wasn’t enough just to read about fantastic places, but she could create her own. She weaves small bits of herself into everything she writes whether it be a science fiction piece about aliens or a dramatic romance fraught with conflict and love. In September 2012 Tyffani and a friend started SideStreet Publishing LLC. She lives in South Carolina with her family and her fluffy shii tzu-mix dog who thinks he’s a Saint Bernard.

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