Friday, January 10, 2014

#FF: Books I Read This Week

 






Every Friday I put together a #FF of all the authors I have read in that week and post it on Twitter.  Today I am going to kick off a weekly "What I Read" post, so you can get a peak into what I have read that week.  I am attaching goodreads links, buy links and the synopsis.  Please comment and let me know what you are reading or if you have read ANY of these books.  Have a great weekend and I hope you find a blushing good book to get lost in!







My Bookshelf this Week:
















A New York Times and USA Today Bestseller.... 

They agreed on three months...but their love knew no boundaries. 

Jack McLachlan is a winemaking magnate and easily one of Australia’s most eligible bachelors. His success and wealth makes him no stranger to the complications of romantic relationships and that’s why he goes to extreme measures to avoid the hassle. He prefers simplicity in the form of a beautiful female companion with no strings attached. He arranges relationships like business deals and they’re always the same. No long term relationships. No real names. 

It’s his game and his rules. He’s content to play as usual, but when Laurelyn Prescott enters his life, his strategy must change because this player is like none he's ever encountered. His world is turned on its head after he begins a three month affair with the beautiful American musician. Nothing goes according to plan and as he breaks more and more of his own rules for her, she’s exceptionally close to becoming something he never thought possible. His ultimate game changer. 

Beauty From Pain is an adult contemporary novel and is not intended for younger readers due to mature content.








Beautiful Disaster: A Novel by Jamie McGuire





The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand. 

Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby wants—and needs—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.












There's only one thing in life Lucien Knight really hates, and that's husbands who cheat on their wives.

There's only one problem in Sophie Black's life. Her cheating husband...
From the moment Lucien and Sophie met, the seal was set.

Lucien and Sophie's erotic journey began in Knight & Play. Find out what happened next in Knight & Stay, the breathtaking second instalment of their story.

Sophie Black has turned her back on both her cheating husband and her sexy, enigmatic boss Lucien Knight.

When she hits rock bottom, she finds herself drawn back into Lucien's glamorous no strings, high stakes world of intensely erotic encounters. Bold and beautiful, Lucien is a walking, talking Viking sex god ~ the ultimate rebound guy. 

His is a seductive world of pleasure without limits or commitment, but can Sophie's already bruised heart survive his strict no ties rule? 

When her husband returns with his tail between his legs, Sophie is faced with the toughest decision of her life.

How does she choose between the man she vowed to love forever and the man whom she hadn't planned on loving at all? 

From London to Paris to the glittering skies of Norway, Lucien & Sophie's is a story of star crossed love and forbidden passion ~ a sexual odyssey that spans the globe and changes both of their lives forever. 

* Knight & Play and Knight & Stay are books one and two  of the Knight trilogy and best read consecutively.









Her mind tried to fight a bloody battle against what her body already knew. She wanted him, and she wanted him bad.

On the heels of college graduation and the unexpected death of her mother, Emily Cooper moves to New York City to join her boyfriend for a fresh start. Dillon Parker has been sweet, thoughtful, and generous through Emily’s loss, and she can’t imagine her life without him—even as her inner voice tells her to go slow.

Then she meets Gavin Blake. A rich and notorious playboy, Gavin is dangerously sexy and charming as hell. Their first encounter is brief, but it’s enough to inflame Emily’s senses. When their paths cross again through an unexpected mutual acquaintance, she tries to deny the connection she feels, but Mr. Tall, Dark, and Handsome won’t let go so easily.

As she discovers Gavin’s pain-filled past and Dillon’s true nature begins to surface, Emily knows she must take action or risk destroying everyone—including herself. But how can she choose when she can’t trust her own heart?













Aleena Moore is content with her life. She has goals and dreams and an easy smile. She also has a secret she holds locked inside.


Jared Holt believes he doesn’t deserve to love or be loved. He destroys everything he touches. Haunted by the mistake that shattered his life, he’s fled from the memory of that pain.


Jared doesn’t know why he’s compelled to return, but finds himself drawn back to the place where it all began. The exact place where it ended. When he runs into his childhood best friend, Aleena’s older brother Christopher, he agrees to share Christopher and Aleena’s apartment while he looks for a place of his own.


Aleena is no longer the little girl Jared remembers from his past and evokes feelings in him he never wanted to feel again. Terrified of destroying her, he fights to keep her away. But her touch is something he can’t resist—the touch that sealed his fate.


Their pasts are intertwined and their futures uncertain. The only truths they know are the secrets they whisper in the night.













Sawyer's story from The Art of D/s trilogy. Stand-alone novel.

This book is intended for adult readers 18+. Contains detailed EROTIC sexual encounters, moderate BDSM themes, ménage and PROFANITY.

Reliable, trustworthy, loyal to a fault - Sawyer is the kind of man other men want to be; a real man's man. But behind the facade of a his tough exterior and deadly silence hides a strong, tortured man with dark secrets. Always content to be in the shadows, now is the time of his sexual awakening.

When Sawyer realized that there were women who unabashedly wanted to be dominated and controlled, and there was a world that embraced such things as domination and submission - everything seemed to fall into place. Tired of pretending to be someone he wasn't and suppressing his dominant tendencies, he takes the leap into the world of BDSM under the guidance of his friend and mentor, never to look back.

But the dark past and his heinous actions are hard to forget and even more difficult to leave behind. Will he be able to move forward and become the man he yearns to be?

This is Sawyer's journey into becoming Dominant, Master, Sir.










Kara Brookes hates liars.

Dylan Day hasn't told the truth from the moment his plane touched down in Ibiza.

It's a recipe for disaster.


Romantic, emotional and intensely erotic, Knight & Day is the thrilling final installment of the USA Today bestselling Knight Series from Kitty French.

Lucien and Sophie are back, and have set up camp on the sun-drenched isle of Ibiza for the opening of the latest of Lucien's strictly adult clubs.

They're joined for the summer by Sophie's best friend Kara, and Dylan Day, Lucien's newly appointed club manager.

The laid back, smokin' hot surf guy from California seems almost too good to be true... but there's no smoke without fire.

It's going to be a long hot summer of love, lust, lies and wedding bells. But who will get their happy ever after?

Knight & Day is the thrilling conclusion to the USA Today best-selling Knight erotic trilogy. Whilst it can be read as a stand alone story, it's best enjoyed as the finale of the set.

















Book 3 in the Men of Steel Series 

~Cyrus~ 
Truth 
I know who I am. I’m Cyrus Steel, son, brother, uncle, friend to people I choose to bring into my life. 
Truth 
I could "F" up anyone I want. 
Truth 
I know the devastation I can and have caused. 
Truth 
I can’t change the past, but I have chosen how to live now. 
Truth 
I like to "F", and I will do a chick better than she’s ever been done. Hard and wild. No more than three hook ups. No expectations, no one gets hurt. As long as she agrees …it’s on. 
One of my favorite tattoo’s bridges the V, and it says Truth. 
A constant reminder of who I was and who I am now. 

~Tara~ 
I wasn’t sure I knew how or even if I should tell him there was no one who loved me. Tony was the last person to say those words to me and he hadn’t meant it. He just wanted to use me. 
That’s what this beautiful man underneath me, showed me today. He hadn’t used me, he didn’t even know me. But he thought I was beautiful, and he was nice to me. Tony was wrong about him, and even though I never want to see him again, I wish I could tell him just how wrong he was. 


Can truth be altered? Can truth be seen when walls are built for protection, for self preservation? Will self doubt and years of pain cloud two hearts from finding their truth?