“It hurts praying for something you don’t want.”
Well I think I might just die from a book hangover, or a cliffhanger hangover or whatever you want to call it. But I need Manwhore +1—like YESTERDAY! This book hooked me from the very beginning. I don’t always like books about billionaire playboys, but this one completely stole the show. There is so much good stuff going on in this story and Malcolm Saint is just everything, and I mean EVERYTHING you would want in a book boyfriend. I will be on serious pins and needles until book 2 comes out. Like, I’m already having anxiety over it. And anyone that knows me knows that I can handle cliffhangers pretty well. NOT THIS TIME. I almost cried when I realized that the end was actually THE END (for now).
Rachel Livingston is a 23 year old writer for a failing magazine called Edge. She is also a bit of an activist, which I love! She desperately needs to prove her worth to her boss, so she decides to take on this story working as an undercover investigator for the magazine. Her Job: To expose Malcolm Saint. This is where it gets interesting. You see, Malcolm doesn’t have too many secrets. His billionaire lifestyle has pretty much been the center of his life since he was a kid. His women, his cars, his work, his yacht, his shenanigans have all been made public. And Rachel has to find a way to dig deeper and expose a side of him that nobody has ever seen.
“Lie. Little white lies.”
Malcolm is well aware that Rachel is “press” when he decides to take an appointment with her. He just has no clue the depth of her actual target job. When these two first meet it isn’t instant chemistry at all. I mean, Malcolm is instantly hot and Rachel is obviously bothered but in no way is this insta-love. Rachel is obviously quite taken with Malcolm but every time she gets a new interview she manages to flub it up.
“A challenge is something you stop wanting once you acquire it. I can’t know if you’re a challenge yet until I make you mine.”
This goes on for a bit –Rachel messing up. But it soon becomes clear that Malcolm is just as interested in her as she is in him. The only difference is that Rachel is driving the smooth road of denial, and Malcolm Saint is just as cool as a cucumber—always seeming just-so in how he operates. Constantly secure in who he is and what he wants. And his vulnerable side was quite surprising to me. He comes off as this cold business man while at the same time swooning the hell out of everything around him, including me! Malcolm Saint is something special for sure, he is full of sex, wealth, power, dread, hot passion and teddy bear all rolled into one. The perfect book boyfriend.
“I’m not endearing to people, Miss Livingston. I’d say people respond to me on four levels and four levels only: they want to pray me, be me, do me, or kill me.”
This story is told in Rachel’s POV, but from her perspective and Malcolm’s words I am dying to know what is going on in his head and I hope in Manwhore +1, that we get some Malcolm Saint POV. I will be praying to the book gods and Katy of course. I’ve read all of Katy’s books and this one is WAY different than anything I’ve ever read of hers. It still has the great quality of writing you’d expect, but there is a new flare to it in this book. It’s super sexy with a great wittiness and playfulness that I didn’t expect, especially from a billionaire dude. There are some cool side characters that I really liked as well--Tahoe and Callan who are Saint’s friends seemed kind of douchey but I just loved the way they gave Saint a hard time, and also seemed to take a liking to Rachel. Then we have Gina and Wynn—Rachel’s friends and to be honest Gina pissed me off a lot for about half of the book, I understand being over protective about Rachel but sheesh let the girl get laid! Gina turned it around a bit towards the end, and I ended up really liking her, and Wynn was just one of those super sweet friends.
Overall I really loved this book!! Oh my god I almost forgot about the sexy times. Let’s just say that it was smoking-hot-on-fire-sizzling-chemistry. And it wasn’t overnight chemistry. That is probably one of my favorite things about this book. It was a gradual slow burn that keeps you on the edge just waiting to fall and right when you think it’s going to happen, BAM another chapter! There’s truly a great angst factor to this story. And hell yes I would recommend this book, it has everything you need in a hot romance novel and more!
“I’m not the guy anyone comes to for comfort, Rachel. But I like that you came to me.”
It's here! Hate F*@K#2 is part two of a three book serial about a
Title: Hate Fuck: part Two
Author: Ainsley Booth
Series: The Horus Group
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Category: Erotic Romance/Romantic Suspense Serial
Publication Date: 24th, March 2015
It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt. Then it’s business as usual.
I know I’ve fucked up, but I can fix this.
This can’t be fixed.
There is always a worry for me that after loving the first book in a novella series that the second book won't deliver. Well, there, was no need for me to worry the second instalment of F*@k Hate, part two by Ainsley Booth was just as sizzling as the first. The ending of the first book meant that I wanted to dive straight into this one to get answers.
“We’re not fucking done.”
Again, I was hooked on Cole Parker and Hailey Dashford Reid continuing story. It was, of course, hot and sexy. There is no question that Hailey and Cole are hot together, and their chemistry is undeniable. But they discover it more than just hot sex, it’s about being honest about their feelings and emotions for each other. Working out what’s important and what they want if they want a future together.
“Cole has all the power. All the knowledge and control. He could destroy me.”
“I need to stay far away from Hailey Reid as I can get, for as long as I can. We both know it won’t be forever. I’m not that strong.”
Love mystery and suspense aspect side, and the romance that just makes me smile. And, of course, just like Hailey Cole got me all hot and bother with his dirty mouth badass actions, and his soft side.
"You're deep inside me, Hailey. That's all I know. And this scandal will fade away, replaced by something else. And you'll still be inside me."
Knowing that we were going to get another cliffhanger ending I had a few theories as to what may happen, and although I did guess how it ends. I didn’t care as I was hooked, and it didn't stop me from saying out loud Oh Fuck! As I read the last paragraph. All I can say is I’m glad that April is only around the corner as I can't wait to find out how it all pans out for Hailey and Cole. I have a feeling it’s going to be hot sexy and action packed.
Ainsley Booth did it again!! Also, I can't wait to read Tag, Jason and Wilson’s stories. I have a feeling the other men from the Horus Group they’re going to give Cole a run for his money in the hotness and dirty talking stakes.
I recommend you go 1-click this one now!! Remembers this is not a standalone book. It is part two in a three-part serial.
Mom by day and filthy romance writer by night, Ainsley is super grateful for caffeine, banana and blueberry muffins, and yoga pants.
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Brianna's Review - Rice Cooker Revenge (Kami No Sekai Short Story Series #1) by S.J. Pajonas (@SPajonas)
Title: Rice Cooker Revenge
Author: S.J. Pajonas
Series: Kami No Sekai Short Story Series #1
Genre: Magical Realism/PN & UF/Coming of Age
Category: PG-13 and upwards
Release Date: March 20, 2015
It sits there on the counter, quiet and contemplative. Who knew rice cookers could be so vengeful?
Ryu must decide whether to stay or leave The Chef’s kitchen, so he turns to an unlikely ally for help.
Shhh… Listen To The Gods.
The Japanese believe the gods live in all things. Trees, appliances, animals, buildings — they all have a spirit living within them. Maybe, if you listen carefully, you can hear them too.
I’ve read, and really liked, all of S.J. Pajonas’s books. From contemporary to sci-fi, it’s all been good. When I heard that this story was about a vengeful rice cooker, I admit to not being sure of what to think. But after seeing that her inspiration was because Japanese people believe that spirits reside in everything, I knew I had to give it a try. Short stories aren’t my usual read, but I knew I wouldn’t regret taking a chance on this.
The story was told from the perspective of the rice cooker, and also from Ryu, a trainee of the chef whose kitchen the rice cooker lived in. I found it intriguing to read a story that was partially told from the point of view of an inanimate(or supposedly inanimate) object. Ryu was a sympathetic character, because he was poor and The Chef didn’t treat him well at all. I really wanted things to get better for him, and I liked watching his self confidence grow.
The plot followed the rice cooker and Ryu as they got to know one another, and began plotting against the chef. The story was highly original, and quirky. The whole idea of a vengeful rice cooker was fun, and well-executed. Plus, it helps that The Chef was a horrible character, and I was just waiting for him to get what he deserved.
With all that said, I’m really glad I read this short story. I don’t make a habit of reading them, but for this series at least, that’s changing! The main characters (and yes, I consider the rice cooker a character) were likable, and the plot was immediately interesting. It was light, unique, and a nice little story. If you’re looking for something different, I highly recommend you check this out!
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