Bet Me to Stay, by Candace Havens | Book Review

Hello lovelies! Today I have my book review of

Bet Me to Stay, by Candace Havens.

Trigger Warnings: Sex Scenes.

pink leaf divider

45714295._SY475_After a bet with his brother, Liam O’Connor has to date the next woman who walks into the pub. And he’s all in, because his pub is on the line. What he didn’t expect was Casey Meadows, who at first glance with her big glasses and bulky sweater looks like a woman who has many, many cats—but her wit and smile make him wonder what’s underneath her bulky armor.

Casey Meadows aka sweet romance author Cassie O’Brien is about to lose everything. As in, her writing career is going down the drain because she can’t write the sexy stuff that’s selling these days. She needs inspiration in the worst way. That’s when she walks into the wrong pub at the right time. Sexy owner Liam is just what the writing doctor ordered. Her whole body is feeling inspired—and when he makes a proposal she can’t refuse—she’s all in. Oh, hell yes. Best. Sex. Of. Her. Life. Thanks to Liam, she’s about to write a best-seller.

But having an erotic romance alter ego is nothing compared to the real secret Cassie is hiding—and that one could destroy everything.

pink leaf divider

I truly didn’t know what to expect when I read Bet Me to Stay. Going into BMtS though, I knew that there was a chance that I wouldn’t like this book; but I had hoped that I would end up liking it. Continue reading

Going Down Hard, by Jordan Marie | Book Review #407

Going Down Hard is the first book in the Doing Bad Things series.

Have you ever wondered what would happen if your high school crush finally noticed you?
What if it happens 12 years later?

I’ve only loved one man in my life.
Gavin O’Leary.

36039302He made my high school days a nightmare.
Not because he loved me.
Not because he hated me.
But because he had no idea who I was.

He was the popular guy with the chiseled abs, dark tan and perfect hair.
You know the type.
The type that only dated the perfect-ten, cheerleader.

I was the loner.
The nerd who hated high school and couldn’t wait to say goodbye.

And I did — to Freemont High and to Gavin.

The last thing I expected was to see him again twelve years later.
Yet here he is.
Only this time — he notices me.
This time — he kisses me.

This time saying goodbye to Gavin O’Leary might destroy me.

Novella introducing a brand new series. Instant lust that took twelve years to explore. Safe read with an Alpha who knows what he wants and goes after it — HARD.


I actually only heard about Going Down Hard yesterday recently, because Jamsu reviewed it over on their blog. So definitely check out their review (their blog is also pretty good as well). Continue reading

Escorting the Billionaire, by Leigh James | Book Review #405

This review contains spoilers.

26834124Love don’t cost a thing… except everything.
When billionaire mogul James Preston hires an escort as a date for his brother’s wedding, he knows he’s taking a risk. One thing he won’t be taking? The escort’s clothes off. He just wants a date—not a girlfriend. Not a relationship. No strings. No ties. No games. No sex. He has his reasons. He lost someone he loved, and isn’t interested in trying again. Too many opportunities for mistakes or worse, heartbreak.

Audrey Reynolds became a high-end escort to keep her brother in his expensive group home. James Preston is the client of her dreams—he’s offering to pay her more money for two weeks than she’s ever made before. But James is… difficult. He’s gorgeous, troubled and all too human for Audrey’s business-like tastes. Determined to complete her assignment and collect the money, Audrey tries to play by James’s rules. But before she knows what’s happening, he’s rewriting the contract.

When Audrey ends up in James’s bed, he realizes that she’s everything he’s wanted… and everything he’s been running from.


Another book where I did not read the synopsis before hand, and actually enjoyed the novel.

There are two points of view within Escorting the Billionaire, and they both prove to be…engaging. Not only to each other, but to me as a reader of their story.  Continue reading

Chaser, by Kylie Scott | [Short] Book Review #352

IMG_5834Given his well-earned bad boy reputation, Eric is having a tough time scoring. When single Jean moves to town, she seems heaven sent by the sex gods. Only problem is, she not only wants nothing to do with him, but it turns out that she’s pregnant.

Starting over in a small town, Jean is determined to turn her wild lifestyle around and be the kind of mother she always wished she’d had. Since local bar owner and all round hottie, Eric Collins, is now determined to steer clear of her pregnant self, it should be easy. When she goes into labour during a snow storm and her car slides on some ice, it’s Eric who comes to the rescue.

There seems to be a bond between them now, but is it enough? And can Eric give up his manwhore ways to be the man Jean needs?


I’m not going to lie, I expected a lot from Chaser. And while what I read was satisfactory, it was just that: satisfactory. I’m a little let down, but not completely. There are a couple of things that I enjoyed about Chaser. Like how the slow burn romance draws you in. And the character development was staggering. Seeing Eric do a complete 180 character turn (for the better), was a sigh to behold. I like that we saw how Eric acted around Jean and Ada. I liked seeing him be soft, and not have his friends and family expect the lowest of lows of Eric 24/7.

34348621Of course, seeing the band again was great. Seeing how their stories are progressing was incredibly heartwarming. And as per usual, their antics made me laugh out loud.

Overall, while Chaser wasn’t what I had expected it to be, I still liked reading Eric’s story.

I give Chaser, 3 stars.

Have you read any of Kylie Scott’s work?
If so, let me know!

Happy Reading!
— Adele