BOOK REVIEW: The Chalet (The Submissive Trilogy #3.5) by Tara Sue Me

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New York Times bestselling author Tara Sue Me’s Submissive series is an international sensation. Now, Abby and Nathaniel’s story continues with their romantic wedding and a honeymoon too hot to believe…

Submitting her body was only the beginning.

Abby King didn’t know true passion until she gave herself to Nathaniel West, one of New York City’s most eligible bachelors and desired Dominants. Now, on the eve of her marriage, she realizes all her dreams are coming true. And with a romantic honeymoon getaway planned at a secluded Swiss chalet, she’s sure Nathaniel will find even more fantasies to fulfill…

Nathaniel never thought he’d settle down until Abby broke down his barriers and changed his plans. With their wedding only weeks away, he can barely wait to possess her completely—heart, body, and soul—and show her the true meaning of being both a wife and a submissive.

Only Abby has one more challenge in store before she becomes his: no sex and no collar for one month before the wedding. Nathaniel is willing to give it a shot but he has one scandalous stipulation—once that month is up, anything goes…

Includes a preview of the next novel in the Submissive series,The Enticement…

Praise for the Submissive series

“[Me] is so talented and captivating.” — Southern Fiction

“For those Fifty Shades fans pining for a little more spice.” —Los Angeles Times

“Intense and very, VERY H-O-T.” — Harlequin Junkie

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BOOK REVIEW: 4 STARS

Oh. My. God. This was HOT!!! I love the first three books of the series and when I knew there was going to be two new additions to the series I was beyond excited. Abby and Nathaniel are one of the greatest BDSM couple I’ve read. The nature of their relationship is awesome. How they interact inside and out the playroom is very interesting.  They found a perfect balance between being DOM/sub and boyfriend and girlfriend, and now husband and wife.

I liked the events in this book. What happened before, during and after the wedding was romantic, sexy and very very erotic. I was expecting more sexual tension before the wedding because of the No-Sex-Before-The-Wedding-For-One-Month thing. There was this situation before they go to the honeymoon that was very funny and sexy, and the loophole they found was the best.

The honeymoon was so romantic and the first time she is collared after being Mrs. West was HOT HOT HOT. I love how I’m character is Nathaniel when Abby is collared. Thank God Abby knows he loves her more than anything, because sometimes he is too strict to her, boarding to being mean, but after six months of training, she is used to it, in fact, she turns on with all this treatment, more than she ever expected.

I love their conversations about their needs, their fears, their relationship. I love how open she can be with him. I love his need to understand every feeling, every thought of her. But most of all, I love how their is D/s relationship with and without the collar on.

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5833418Tara Sue Me wrote her first novel at the age of twelve. It would be twenty years before she picked up her pen to write the second.

After completing several clean romances, she decided to try her hand at something spicier and started The Submissive. What began as a writing exercise quickly took on a life of its own. An avid reader of all types of fiction, she soon discovered she enjoyed writing a variety as well.

Tara lives in the Southeastern United States with her family, two dogs, and a cat

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PROMOTIONAL TOUR: Apolonia by Jamie McGuire

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“They killed me, but I survived.”

Three years after Rory Riordan foiled her own murder, she still trusts no one. Not Dr. Z, the eccentric college professor who has taken her under his wing, not Benji, the endearing, attractive classmate who insists on following her around, and certainly not Cy, the beautifully dark and mysterious boy who sits on the first row in Dr. Z’s Astrobiology class and asks far too many questions.

When Rory witnesses Cy being abducted by soldiers in the middle of the night, she finds herself submersed in a world that holds even more secrets than she could imagine–even darker secrets than her own.

From #1 New York Times Bestseller Jamie McGuire, experience the perfect combination of her bestselling books Providence & Beautiful Disaster. This New Adult Sci-Fi Romance is an action-packed, whiplash-inducing roller coaster ride. Page after page, this unpredictable, dark and sexy nail biter will keep readers guessing until the very end!

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“I have a reason to believe. I believe you came here, where Dr. Z was, and that we met for a reason.”

I liked this weird conversation. Finally someone sounded as crazy as me. “Why?”

“Your turn.”

“I’m really a lizard,” I said, sticking out my tongue and pulling in back in quickly.

“Very funny.”

I took another bite of burrito and pointed to my mouth, signaling that I couldn’t speak.

Cy seemed frustrated. “Okay, we’ll try this another way. Why do you always put yourself in danger?”

“I don’t.”

“Walking alone in the dark. Antagonizing men with a history of violence against women. Driving so fast that you wrecked your car—which is why you’ve been a pedestrian for the last twenty months. Walking out too far in an angry sea. Frequenting the dangerous side of town, alone, at night, for absolutely no reason. Getting on the back of a motorcycle with a complete stranger, who was clearly drunk. That’s not even half of it.”

I squirmed in my chair. Some of those things happened before I knew Cy. Even more happened in high school the six months after my parents died. All of them, no one knew about, not even Dr. Z.

Cy put his elbows on the table. “Spending so much time with Benji Reynolds?”

The last sentence nearly caused me to choke on the bite of burrito in my mouth. I swallowed. “Benji? He’s harmless.”

“What do you know about him?”

“What do I know about Benji? Not as much as you know about me. How in the hell do you know all of that?”

“Just answer the question.”

“You first,” I snapped.

“I’m thorough. What you should be asking is how I could learn all of that about you but have to ask what you know about Benji. He has no records. There is nothing available on him or his family anywhere, not even a birth certificate. I couldn’t even access his school records at KIT.”

“Are you hacking into the school’s mainframe?”

“That’s not important. You have to stay away from him, Rory. Something doesn’t add up.”

“You’ve got that right.”

Cy lowered his voice. “You can’t trust him. Think about it. A wealthy, preppy kid follows the campus recluse like a lovesick puppy? Have you ever asked yourself why?”

“Are you saying I’m not good enough for him?”

“Of course not.”

“Because he’s lonely, Cy. He doesn’t belong and neither do I. That’s all it is.”

“He doesn’t belong? He’s athletic, personable, and approachable. The women at this school fawn all over him. He could literally have his pick. He chose you and only you. He refuses to even acknowledge anyone else. You’re far from naïve, Rory. Does none of that strike you as odd?”

I began to feel sick in the pit of my stomach, and my breakfast threatened to come up.

“Stop.”

“You can sense danger, Rory. You can’t have missed this. Benji wants to gain access to Dr. Zorba’s lab. That was his final objective.”

I laughed once. “That’s ridiculous. I thought I was paranoid.”

Cy reached his hand across the table. “How many times has he asked to accompany you to the lab?”

I put down my fork. “Stop it, Cy. Right now.”

“I’m worried. I can’t protect you much longer.”

“I don’t need protection. You’re kind of pissing me off right now.”

“I can live with that. I can’t live with knowing that I’m leaving you here to fall into a tailspin until you wind up like your parents.”

“You’re not making any sense, and by the way, fuck you,” I took another bite of burrito for show, because I definitely wasn’t hungry anymore.

Cy sat back, huffing in frustration and looking around the room. After a few moments, he let his shoulders fall, and he leaned in again. “Promise me, Rory. Promise me you’ll stop tempting fate. I can make a promise to you: you have a beating heart. You have blood running through your veins. No matter what you may think, I assure you, you can die. And you will if you continue on this course of self-destruction.”

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Jamie McGuireJamie McGuire was born in Tulsa, OK. She attended the Northern Oklahoma College, the University of Central Oklahoma, and Autry Technology Center where she graduated with a degree in Radiography.

Her most recent novel, Walking Disaster debuted at #1 on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. She has also written bestselling contemporary romance Beautiful Disaster, and the Providence series.

Jamie now lives in Enid, OK with her three children and husband Jeff, who is a real, live cowboy. They share their 30 acres with six horses, three dogs, and Rooster the cat.

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BOOK & AUDIOBOOK REVIEW: In Her Wake (Ten Tiny Breaths 0.5) by K.A. Tucker

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Before you knew him as Trent in Ten Tiny Breaths, he was Cole Reynolds—and he had it all. Until one night when he makes a fatal, wrong decision…and loses everything.

When a drunken night out at a Michigan State college party results in the death of six people, Cole must come to terms with his part in the tragedy. Normally, he’d be able to lean on his best friends—the ones who have been in his life since he could barely walk. Only, they’re gone. Worse, there’s the shattered body of a sixteen-year-old girl lying somewhere in a hospital bed, her entire life ripped from her because of a case of beer and a set of keys.

Everyone assures him that they know it wasn’t intentional, and yet he can’t ignore the weight of their gazes, the whispers behind his back. Nor can he shake the all-consuming guilt he feels every time he thinks of that girl who won’t so much as allow him near her hospital room to apologize. As the months go by and the shame and loneliness festers, Cole begins to lose his grip on what once was important—college, his girlfriend, his future. His life. It’s not until Cole hits rock-bottom that he can begin to see another way out of his personal hell: forgiveness.

And there’s only one person who can give that to him…

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Book review: 3 stars

This book is different and interesting. It is about how people can be affected in their lives by some tragic events, either if it’s their fault or not. It is about acceptance, about maturing, about finding ways to redeem themselves. It is a life changing experience, and only with the help of families, like Cole/Trent’s, it can be pass through and can be a way to fund a true path in life.

Cole/Trent is a guy who had it all. Perfect family, perfect best friends, perfect girlfriend, perfect life. Everything changes after this tragic accident. This changed, not only his life, but also his best friend’s family’s and Kasey’s family’s too. All of them lost so much. It was heartbroken reading how he was losing everything, by accident and then by choice, because he couldn’t bear the guilt of what happened that night. And the most difficult thing to read, and hard to understand at the beginning, was his obsession with Kasey. It was unhealthy and he knew it. He tried to control it, but he couldn’t. Even though his stalking tendencies were beyond crazy, there was one moment at church that was kinda funny.

The little I knew about Kasey was from Cole/Trent’s POV. She was a self destructive, angry, lost girl who needed help. She needed love. She had a little sister who cared so much for her, and after a long time of being lost in her own self pity, she understood that Livie was her anchor to start over.

Reading how Trent’s obsession over Kasey eventually turn out in love was very interesting. I can’t wait to read the other books of the series.

Audiobook review: 3 stars

Sebastian York is one of my fav narrators but this book wasn’t for him. The guy in the book is in his early twenties and Sebastian’s voice is for a more matured man. Aside from that, the his narration was fine. Most of the book is the internal dialogue of the guy, struggling with the consequences of the accident, struggling with the guilt, wanting to know more about Kasey, and Sebastian’s voice did justice to the struggles of Cole/Trent. I like how Sebastian does women voices, and I liked how he did Kasey’s. She didn’t sound weak, she sounded angry and damage. Just like she was.

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4866520Born in small-town Ontario, Kathleen published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons.

She is a voracious reader and the farthest thing from a genre-snob, loving everything from High Fantasy to Chick Lit.

Kathleen currently resides in a quaint small town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.

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