We all love us some Kristen Ashley. We read, we consume, and impatiently wait for the next release. Patience is definitely not a virtue I possess (note to self, google virtue), so I began searching for books of the same flavor. I hate comparing authors; they are all unique in their own right, but sometimes we find similarities in their stories that draw us in. I was on a quest to find these similarities. As much as I would love to say that I found these books, I feel more like they found me. They were exactly what I was looking for.
Friend-Zoned by Belle Aurora
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Clap your hands, plastic lips and penis Tetris...
None of which will make sense until you read Friend-Zoned, but I'm giddy. Slap your ass giddy! Hallelujah, amen a book that finally killed insta-love with sexual tension. A book that knows how to make us wait, tease us, draw it out, tickle our fancy. By the way "Fancy" is the name of my....never mind.
Sexual tension is the elixir of life, the nectar of the gods...a smooth shot of tequila!! My thirst has been quenched. Nik and Tina's sexually charged friendship was--is...it was just what I needed.
I could not put this book down; it had the same addictive quality I find in many Kristen Ashley novels. You fall in love with the characters...all of the characters. Nik, Trick, Asher, Max...big soft hearts encased in hot alpha male bodies. I fell in love.
This book was a big ball of everything; humor, sexual tension, friendship. Even parts that pulled at your heartstrings. It had everything from troubled pasts to Will Ferrel and the "sprinkler". I laughed out loud one minute and my heart clinched the next. We get our fun and our drama!!
Those of you who like to wear your nitpickers.com shirts will definitely find flaws; a few editing mistakes, some plot holes. It wasn't perfect. It even had a few draggy bits where there should have been less internal monologue and more dialogue, but I didn't care. I was thoroughly, thoroughly entertained and I haven't felt that way in a long time.
The author gives us drama, but manages to keep it light and fun. It's hilarious, touching, and full of action. My kind of trifecta! I wanted so much to be a character in this book and I can't wait for the next one.
Belle Aurora is definitely one to keep your eye on!
Nikolai Leokov never thought he'd fall in love with the only girl he's ever befriended.
Valentina Tomic has issues with commitment after the ultimate betrayal.
When Tina decides to make broody Nik's day better, she never thought she would end up friends with the hard man.
Nik has never had a woman be so affectionate to him without expecting something in return.
Nik and Tina cordially invite you to read Friend-zoned.
A story of friendship, humour and love.
Sweet Seduction Sacrifice by Nicola Claire
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Just what I needed when I needed it...
I bat signaled my readers when I was going through some Kristen Ashley withdraws. DT's, the shakes...a few hallucinations. I needed a fix. Smoke it, snort it, inject it...this was my fix.
Action, sex, hot alpha-males around every turn. Kick ass best friends, more than lovable secondary characters, and...and...did I mention sex? I definitely got my fix and now I'm high.
High on Dominic, our loving, passionate, domineering alpha-male with a devotion to Gen that is such a turn on. However, this alpha-male travels in a pack and I fell in love with them all. They have a purpose, and that purpose is to keep their women safe.
I was hooked from beginning to end. The fine line between possessive and protection is often blurred, but Dominic can blur my lines any day!
A great read for Kristen Ashley fans!
"I'm going to give you memories to last a lifetime, Genevieve Cain. I promise you that."
a loser ex-boyfriend threatening her dream business, Sweet Seduction,
Genevieve Cain is forced to go to a lawyer to finalise things once and
for all. Gen knows she's only good for one dream in her lifetime, so
when she meets senior partner, Dominic Anscombe, in the foyer of the law
firm's building, she dismisses any delusional ideas her mind creates
involving his very fine body. But Dominic is intrigued by Gen's run-away
mouth and if there's one thing to say about Dominic Anscombe, he knows
what he wants and when he finds it, he sets out to take it, claim it and
possess it - completely.
dream-shattering moments, hot investigators and just as hot lawyers,
everything comes to a head when Genevieve sacrifices something so
precious for something even more so. And it wasn't the sacrifice she
thought she'd make. The sweetest of sacrifices, the most worthy
offering. But can she believe Dominic has fallen as hard for her as she
has for him in such a short time? And can she allow herself a second
dream in her life, by letting him in?
Love at first sight has never been so dangerous and so very delicious at the same time.
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