I saw this book on my feeds a while back and I was intrigued. Then I saw a heap of my GR friends raving about it and it made my must read list so as soon as I had a few hours to myself I sat down and dove in.

Now I know a lot of people will see 3.5 stars and think that I didn’t like this book so first I need you to know that I did like this book I just didn’t love it and there were a few things that pissed me off. Now honestly I don’t normally read a lot of rock star books, which isn’t to say I am not a fan of them I just generally don’t like the “lifestyle” I don’t want the leading man to be a massive man whore while we watch the ladies heart shattering.  So when it became apparent that Dex was far from a man whore I was stoked.

Then I hear about the growling, possessiveness of Dex and the smoking hot sex scenes and Bam I was sold, I had one click this. And I absolutely got all of that and I enjoyed it.

What I didn’t like were things that are my own personal peeves and obviously are not issues for a lot of other people. But I will let you know what they are so you can decide for yourself on whether or not these things will make you all ranty to your husband when he really couldn’t give a fuck.

First I should let you all know my dad was a high school English teacher, and while I managed to not become a grammar nazi I do go a little nuts when there are a lot of editorial issues in a book. For me personally I can overlook a few words here and there missed in the editing process but I can’t handle it being constant and I really can’t stay in a story when all I want to do is drag out my red marker and figure out how it should have been written. There were a couple of times I am sure the names were wrong and I had to stop myself hunting through the book to see if I was right or not.

Also there were quite a few times in this book that one or both of them acted like 15 year old kids and while there is a reason given for some of this it just got to be too much, especially having the reason repeated a few too many times.

I actually did quite like Harley but the author did that almost unforgivable thing of making her naïve. Now I say almost unforgivable cause thank god she wasn’t also a virgin that would be instant black list. But when you explain her career and her father’s career and then have her be shocked about a rockers lifestyle and I am not even talking gangbangs and crack pipes you kinda lose your credibility. I think everyone hears rock star and assumes there’s sex, drugs and rock and roll but nope not Harley.

Now there are a few other points that made me a little stabby but in the interest of not spoiling anything I am going to leave it at that and ask you to PM me if you need to vent about them to someone who won’t just suggest, and I quote “read a book that will get me laid instead”

And I will wrap this all up by saying I loved the plot, I loved the idea of the characters and at quite a few times I forgot I was annoyed with this, that or the other and genuinely enjoyed the book. I also have to know what happens to the other members of Kinky Shine so I will be adding them to my TBR black hole but they won’t make the must read list. I honestly think personally a good editor and maybe trimming some of the superfluous drama and repetition and this book would have been a kick ass rock star book but as it is I just found it be a book I wish I could have enjoyed.




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ASSUMPTION
[as·sump·tion:]
a thing that is accepted as true or as certain to happen, without proof

They say when you assume that you make an ass out of you and me.

Kenton Mayson learned this lesson firsthand when he made assumptions about Autumn Freeman and the kind of woman she is based on what little information he had. What he finds out is she’s not only beautiful, but also smart, funny, a fighter, and exactly the kind of woman he wants to share his life with.

Autumn made assumptions of her own about Kenton, and now he needs to prove her wrong in order to protect her and their future.



OBLIGATION
[ob-li-gey-shuh n]
An obligation is a course of action that someone is required to take, whether legal or moral.

At six years old, Myla was sent to a family her father and mother had chosen for her when they knew their time on earth was almost up. What they were unaware of was what they thought would be her safe haven would become her living hell.

Kai has been watching Myla from afar since he took over the family business from his father and inherited the responsibility of keeping her safe. When word gets back to Kai that Myla is not only in danger, but that his assets are being compromised, he immediately jumps into action and does the only thing that can be done at the time by marrying her.

Neither Myla nor Kai would have thought that something that started off as a farce would become the most important thing either of them could've ever done. 




DISTRACTION
Distraction: The great intensity, novelty, or attractiveness of something other than the object of attention.

Sven is a man who takes pride in his ability to separate himself from his emotions. He's a man who knows who he is and where he’s going in life, a man who needs no one, because needing someone, anyone, is a weakness.

His past taught him love isn’t enough. 

Maggie wants the happily ever after, but has never picked the right men, or stuck around long enough, to build a forever. It’s always been easier to get out early, before emotions make things messy.
 
When Maggie wakes up naked in Sven’s bed, with no memory of the night before, these two must be honest about their feelings and face their fears, so they can build a future together.

Will love be enough for them to get their happy ending together, or will a threat from outside strike them down before they ever have a chance?


About the Author
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Aurora Rose Reynolds is a navy brat who's husband served in the United States Navy. She has lived all over the country but now resides in New York City with her Husband and pet fish. She's married to an alpha male that loves her as much as the men in her books love their women. He gives her over the top inspiration everyday. In her free time she reads, writes and enjoys going to the movies with her husband and cookie. She also enjoys taking mini weekend vacations to nowhere, or spends time at home with friends and family. Last but not least she appreciates everyday and admires it's beauty.

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Oh god. I think knowing what Caroline and Noel went through I always just assumed that Brandt and Colton had been too young to have experienced their own issues. I mean other than the poverty and neglect their mother forced them to live through but reading that prologue had me heartbroken before I even started.

Don't get me wrong I know going in that Linda is going to have me ugly crying for half the book but geez ease a girl in a little.



I have been obsessed with the Forbidden men since the very beginning so how this book snuck passed me I don’t even know but as soon as I saw it on my GR feed I immediately one clicked it and cleared my calendar and damn was it worth every second of pretending I couldn’t hear the kids calling me.

The never ending prologue was amazeballs I loved seeing them grow from first meeting to present and seeing the families around them that I feel so invested in grow and change. Especially seeing it from a whole new perspective in Brandt and Sarah’s eyes.  And seeing how all the things that all the other couples went through in an outside perspective made me relive the read so I almost got the feeling of re-experiencing all those books again and damn the feels were awesome.


“Ten? You think Caroline is sneaking off with Ten? No way. That’s whack.”
 

I felt like I knew these characters going into the book so to see them as adults in their own story was perfect.  And while I did know their history and parts of the background there was so much that had not been told or had been told from a different perspective leaving their part of it out. And then there was the NOW part of the story that hadn’t been told yet. That showed us not only Sarah and Brandt but everyone they love. 


Everything I love about this series was front and foremost in this book. Brandt lived up to the Forbidden Men title and in some aspects he even exceeded it. He had the possessive, alpha thing nailed. & although I would have much preferred him to have not been so promiscuous before he was with Sarah it was so understandable it was never really an issue.


 I just want one time, one experience to check off my bucket list. And then we can go on as if it never happened.” As if it never happened, huh? Right. Just fuck the girl of my dreams, the person I loved above all others, and then carry on and forget about it.
 

Sarah was so strong and determined I couldn’t help but love her to pieces and there were so many times I felt my heart break for her during this book but she never stopped fighting. But damn did she have to have so many struggles? Now I know that most of that was part and parcel of her cerebral palsy and I in no means wanted to see that downplayed I just wanted Brandt to be able to wave a magic wand and have her life be sunshine and rainbows.


“He...Seth called me...the c-word.” Reese gasped. “Cunt?” I laughed softly and shook my head. “No. Cripple.”
 

And now I just have to up my author stalking since I have obviously been slipping and I can’t wait for Colton’s story.




Peep

Expected publication: June 2nd 2016



A girl has to work to pay the bills, but my family would not approve of my methods. Burlesque is my release and paycheck. Nursing is my future and current frustration.

Between dancing and playing mind games with my sexy neighbor my life is beginning to be fun again. He likes to watch me, and I like to put on a performance of a lifetime. When our lives collide, things get hot and heavy. We need to be careful for many reasons, but I can’t bring myself to care about any of them.



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Dark Sexy Knight

Expected publication: June 5th 2016



From New York Times bestseller Katy Regnery comes another timeless tale of love everlasting!

Loosely inspired by the legend of Camelot, Dark Sexy Knight tells the story of dinner theater knight Colt Lane, who meets down-on-her-luck Verity Gwynn on the worst day of her life. Evicted from their home, Verity and her special-needs brother, Ryan, must find jobs or risk being separated. Colt, who is the furthest-possible thing from a white knight in real life, comes to their unlikely rescue, quickly cementing his place in Verity’s heart.

Colt has dark, deeply buried secrets that keep his smile hidden and his eyes down, which has kept people away . . . until he meets Verity, who seems immune to his gruff manners and taciturn ways. The more time Colt spends with her, the more he longs for her sweetness in his life and yearns to be the knight in shining armor she so desperately needs. Certain he will lose her if she learns the truth about his past, he must decide if he can trust her with his yesterday in order to build a beautiful tomorrow.

**Contemporary Romance. Due to profanity, mild violence and very strong sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.**

All novels in the ~a modern fairytale~ collection are written as fundraisers.

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Dark Sexy Knight is part of the ~a modern fairytale~ collection, which includes six standalone, completely unrelated novels inspired by beloved fairy tales:

The Vixen and the Vet (Beauty & the Beast) - available now
Never Let You Go (Hansel & Gretel) - available now
Ginger's Heart (Little Red Riding Hood) - available now
Dark Sexy Knight (Camelot) - available now
Don't Speak (The Little Mermaid) - available 2017
Swan Song (The Ugly Duckling) - available 2017



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  Idol

Expected publication: June7th 2016



Libby
 I found Killian drunk and sprawled out on my lawn like some lost prince. With the face of a god and the arrogance to match, the pest won’t leave. Sexy, charming, and just a little bit dirty, he’s slowly wearing me down, making me crave more.
He could be mine if I dare to claim him. Problem is, the world thinks he’s theirs. How do you keep an idol when everyone is intent on taking him away?
Killian
As lead singer for the biggest rock band in the world, I lived a life of dreams. It all fell apart with one fateful decision. Now my world is in shambles.
Until Liberty. She’s grouchy, a recluse—and kind of cute. Scratch that. When I get my hands on her, she is scorching hot and more addictive than all the fans who’ve screamed my name. 
The world is clamoring for me to get back on stage, but I’m not willing to leave her. I’ve got to find away to coax the hermit from her shell and keep her with me. Because, with Libby, everything has changed. Everything.



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  White-Hot Hack

Expected publication: June 7th 2016



Their love story began in Heart-Shaped Hack. Join Kate and Ian for the thrilling conclusion in White-Hot Hack.

When cybercriminals doxed undercover hacker Ian Bradshaw and forced him to flee, he begged Kate Watts for forgiveness and vowed never to hurt her again. He also convinced her to marry him, and when their idyllic summer on Roanoke Island comes to an end, the newlyweds relocate to their new home deep in the heart of Virginia’s horse and wine country. Ian still struggles with boundaries, but he keeps Kate’s lingerie drawer filled with surprises, and there’s no shortage of number-six kisses. There’s even a fast, new car to replace his beloved Shelby.

Ian promised Kate that life with him would never be boring, but spending her days picking out paint colors and going to Pilates isn’t going to cut it. Meanwhile, Ian discovers that building a white-hat security firm from the ground up seems harder the second time around, and he might have underestimated how much he’d miss the undercover work he walked away from. To make matters worse, the hacktivists are threatening national security, and the task force could really use Ian’s help.

Kate and Ian have always worried that their past would catch up to them, and when faced with the biggest showdown of their lives, they must capitalize on the one thing they excel at most: teamwork. Ian claims no one is a better hacker than him, but in order to triumph, he’ll have to prove it. And if he can’t, he risks losing the woman whose heart he worked so hard to hack.

This is the second and final book in the Kate and Ian series. The first book, Heart-Shaped Hack, can be read as a standalone.



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Give Me You

Expected publication: June 7th 2016


Corin Connelly left her past far behind her in New York City. Along with her mother and an ex-boyfriend who had no plans to let her go. Starting over in college in California seemed like a vacation in paradise compared to her old life, and if anyone needs a fresh start, it's her. But her new roommate has a life-threatening secret, and soon paradise becomes even more intense than New York. When she loses a bet to the university soccer team's star goalie, Skylar Martin, he claims a prize she didn't ever plan to give him.

A weekend in her hometown.

Skylar Martin is used to getting what he wants. Growing up in a world of privilege has made his life easy, which is exactly how he likes his women. But when a feisty redhead tells him no, he becomes determined to figure out what makes her tick. And what she's hiding.

Spending a weekend together will change everything they think they know about each other. The closer they become, the harder it is to hide the mistakes they thought they'd left behind--mistakes that will stand in the way of what they both want.

Corin and Skylar will have to stop hiding from the darkness in their pasts if they want a bright future together. But how can you love someone if you can't forgive them?



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Thrown Down (Made in Jersey, #2)


http://www.readersretreats.com/2016/06/give-me-you-by-caisey-quinn.html



Stripped Bare

Expected publication: June21st 2016



When unlucky in love Mia O’Halloran finds herself face to Sex God V-Lines with a chiseled, hot male stripper in possession of a package not even the postal service could lose, what happens in Vegas is definitely supposed to stay in Vegas.



She doesn’t expect to find Mr. Multiple Oh-Oh-Oh as her client—and hell, how is she supposed to pitch a marketing plan when she can remember how easily he briefed her g-spot on an orgasm… or five?
West Rykman has one rule: you don’t mix business with pleasure. They can look, but unless they’re shoving a dollar inside his pants, they can’t touch. He learned that lesson the hard way two years ago.
He had no idea the flame-haired vixen with a penchant for hot, kinky sex and a mouth that would make a hooker cry would be the one to bend—and break—his rule.


She’s sworn off men after ten too many heartbreaks.
He’s determined he’ll never lose it all for a woman again.
She’s pretty screwed.
He’s really screwed.
And not in the we’re-not-sleeping-tonight way…



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Thrown Down (Made in Jersey, #2)


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  Broken Love

Expected publication: June 21st 2016



From USA Today Bestselling Author Jillian Dodd . . . A broken love story.

After years of crushing and many failed seduction attempts, Palmer Montlake had finally scored the sexy Cade Crawford. Both a little drunk when they got back to her place, they were frantic with need, their desire intense. 
But as the night progressed, the hot-mess hookup morphed to sweet lovemaking.
The kind neither had ever experienced.

But they were destined for heartbreak.
She was his best friend’s little sister. 
He was her talent agent.
And they were dating in secret. 
When they got into a wicked fight and broke up, all hell broke loose. 
The kind neither have recovered from. 

Six years later, they still hate each other. 
But the universe seems to keep throwing them together. 
When they catch the bouquet and garter at a mutual friend’s wedding, sparks fly between them — their chemistry undeniable.

Will they get a second chance? Or will they be left with a broken love?


BROKEN LOVE is a STANDALONE, CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE NOVEL following Cade and Palmer from the USA Today Bestseller, Vegas Love.



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The Proverbial Mr. Universe

Expected publication: June27th 2016



Dear girl with the red scarf,
Love was never meant to be conquered,
you have to surrender to it.
Trust me. After all, I am Mr. Universe.

When the universe conveys a message, you listen.

Olivia Montiano just caught her fiancé cheating. Now she is forced to question what she wants out of life and love. Striving to live up to her father’s unrealistic standards for the past twenty-three years, every decision she has ever made was with her father’s wishes in mind—until she finds mysterious, handwritten letters tucked away in places only meant for her. That’s when she realizes she’s been on the wrong path all along and gives her heart to a guy her father thinks is entirely wrong.

Washed-up abstract artist Nick Montgomery has had quite a few setbacks in life. He’s become accustomed to never needing anyone, thinking he’s just fine—until he meets the girl with the red scarf. She’s not his type. But the universe has other ideas. Nick has a secret he’s keeping from her, afraid it will bring their new relationship to a sudden halt.

Will they figure out what the universe holds for them?




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Gun Shy

Expected publication: June27th 2016



A standalone romantic psychological thriller.

There are two thousand people living in Gun Creek, Nevada.
Only one of them knows what really happened that night.

One year ago, my boyfriend almost killed my mother.
One year ago, my stepfather became my legal guardian.
One year ago, my whole world ended.
The boy I loved was the boy who ended my world; Leo drank too much, got behind the wheel and smashed his car into my mother's as she drove home from work. I believe him when he says it was an accident, but there’s only so much you can forgive when you’ve seen your mother laid out on a hospital gurney, all pale skin and damp hair from where they’ve tried to wash the blood away. There's only so much you can forgive as you watch a nurse feed her through a feeding tube, because your mother has turned into a ghost.

There’s only so much you can forgive when your stepfather—the untouchable town Sheriff—moves into your bedroom and forces you to fulfill his every dark desire.

Yesterday the mailman handed me a letter from the prison where Leo’s being held. Leo’s getting out. The boy who stole my mother and thrust me into this hell? He gets to walk free after one lousy year. He gets to move on with his life, and start again, and I’m trapped in this nightmare that never seems to end.

One year ago, my boyfriend almost killed my mother.
One year ago, my stepfather became my legal guardian.
One year ago, my whole world ended.



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