Trashy Foreplay by Gemma James (Trashy Affair #1)

3.5 Stars

I don’t even know what to say about this book. My feelings are so mixed up on it. I have been wanting to read Trashy Foreplay since I found out about it, and even though I’ve never read Gemma James I had really high hopes for it. While I was reading it, I couldn’t stop. I read the entire book in one day because it is a definite page-turner. But then the events at the end + the cliffhanger dampened my feelings on it a bit.

Chemistry and anticipation were the key factors in why I couldn’t tear my eyes from the page. Gemma James created great tension throughout the entirety of the book and I can see why she’s a bestselling author. I’ll probably try more of her work, but I’m not sure if I’ll be finishing the Trashy Affair series.

I received an advance review copy of this book that I have chosen to review.

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Trashy Foreplay by Gemma James is LIVE!
Scandalous. Shameful. TRASHY.

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Blurb:

Never flirt with temptation.
Never lust after what I can’t have.
And never, under any circumstances, screw a married man again.

By the time this story is told, I’ll have failed at all three…

With my heart and reputation in ruins, I can’t afford to make another mistake. Boarding a flight to Seattle is supposed to give me a clean slate, but from the moment Cash Montgomery slides into the seat next to mine, I’m captivated by his steel eyes that see too much. I ache for this stranger in a way I’ve never ached for anyone.

But I didn’t know he was married, and I sure as hell didn’t see the curveball fate had in store. My clean slate in Seattle isn’t so clean after all because my new boss is the man forbidden to me.

And the only man I want.

The only man I’ll do anything for, even if it means breaking the promise I made to myself when I fled my old life in shame.

I wasn’t supposed to fall for a married man, but I did.

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: Though the subject matter deals with cheating, there are no innocent parties here. Book 1 in the Trashy Affair series.

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Excerpt:

I go perfectly still as his arm snakes around me from behind. A warm palm flattens against my stomach, and the tips of his fingers inch beneath the waistband of my jeans. Everything south of that tempting hand flares to life, setting off a deep ache I know only he can fix.

Pulling me against his body, he leans down and whispers into my ear. “Watching him touch you is killing me.”

“Knowing you’re married is killing me.”

He curses under his breath. A hint of his woodsy cologne, along with the sweet aroma of bourbon fills my nostrils.

“Have you been drinking?”

“Maybe a little.” He whirls me around until we’re face-to-face, and my heart flutters in my throat as he tightens his arms around me. “Come upstairs with me.”

His proximity riots through me, the heat of his body sizzling all the way to my fucking toes. We fall into a lazy sway, dancing but not quite, and for a crazy second, I consider following him to the VIP area in the loft. As far as I can tell it’s empty unless a stray couple is hiding in the shadows in the very back. I doubt it though. The club is vibrating with restless energy as everyone crowds the first floor in anticipation of the concert.

“Look at me, Jules.”

His words jolt me to awareness, and I realize I’m staring at his chest. I curl my hands into fists at my sides, too tempted to run my palms down that broad expanse hiding underneath cotton. I bet it’s the softest material on the planet, but I won’t find out because I’m not going there.

Nope.

Not. Gonna. Do. It.

Because I have zero control right now, and we’re standing in the middle of a busy club with God-knows-who watching. And if I do touch him…I might not stop.

“Jules,” he murmurs. “Bring those gorgeous eyes up here.”

I lift my chin and dive headfirst into the fire of his gaze. His eyes are a smoldering, liquid steel. “Cash…please…”

“Please what?”

“Don’t make me want to give in. You’re married.” My voice cracks on that ugly word.

“My marriage is a sham.”

“Your marriage is your business.” I grip his arms, intending to push him away. But somewhere along the way, my brain gets its wires crossed, and I end up curling my fingers around his biceps. God, he’s built—solid man through and through.

“I disagree,” he says, dipping his head until our mouths linger a hairsbreadth from each other. “Everything about me is very much your business.”

“W-why?”

“Because I can’t feel this way about you without it being your business.”

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About the Author:

Gemma James is a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author of a blend of genres, from new adult suspense to dark erotic romance. She loves to explore the darker side of human nature in her fiction, and she’s morbidly curious about anything dark and edgy, from deviant sex to serial killers. Readers have described her stories as being “not for the faint of heart.”

She warns you to heed their words! Her playground isn’t full of rainbows and kittens, though she likes both. She lives in Oregon with her husband and their four children–three rambunctious UFC/wrestling-loving boys and one girl who steals everyone’s attention.

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Balance by Lucia Franco (Off Balance #1)

 5 Stars!

Balance by Lucia Franco is the first book in the Off Balance trilogy. I picked it up on Kindle Unlimited after seeing someone rave about it on Instagram. She was completely right about it. This book is intense, sexy, and TABOO. The next book, Execution, doesn’t even have a release date yet but I am in line for it.

There are some definite warnings that need to go with this book. You have to be able to deal with:

  • Forbidden Romance – Adrianna is a 15 year old gymnast, and Kova is her 32 year old coach.
  • An Affair – Kova is cheating on his girlfriend of 5 years with Adrianna.
  • Kova is a dick — ok, so that one isn’t really a TABOO thing, but he IS a dick.

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Love Me in the Dark by Mia Asher

4.5 Stars

Deciding to read Love Me in the Dark by Mia Asher was a no-brainer. Arsen is on my must-read-ASAP list, and even though I haven’t gotten to it, I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews about it from my most trusted GoodReads friends.

Love Me in the Dark is emotional and completely immersive. I felt like I was in Paris with Valentina and Sebastien. I felt everything while reading this book.

I wish I were anywhere else but here, standing next to a man who makes me feel as though I’m drowning and flying at the same time. But even that lie sounds empty to my ears. Because if I’m honest with myself, there’s no place I’d rather be.

Then there was the Cover-Lust – I love beautiful covers, but I’m not usually a fan of covers with people on them…. especially the half-naked covers that romance novels usually sport. BUT there’s something about the man on this cover that makes me want to buy a copy of it just so I can stare at him…. and stare some more.

This was a great 1st time read for Mia Asher. I definitely see more of her work in my future.

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Title: Love Me in the Dark
Author: Mia Asher
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 10, 2017
Blurb
Two strangers
in Paris …
One passionate,
earth-shattering kiss.
He was the
artist upstairs
with the
tantalizing smile and laughing eyes.
He was the
devil inviting me to sin,
seducing me to
dance in the bright moonlight.
He was desire
and need.
When he touched
me, my body sang–
my soul came
alive.
But I belonged
to another man,
and he didn’t
want to let me go.

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I’m a writer, a hopeless romantic, a wanderer, a dreamer, a cynic, and a believer. And, I might be a bit crazy – but who isn’t?I believe in happy endings however I know that not everyone is lucky enough to get one, but such is life. I think fine lines exist to be pushed and possibly crossed.

Love,

M.

 

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Torrid Affair by Callie Anderson – Review & RELEASE BLITZ

5 Stars!

Let me start by saying, that if you don’t like affair books…. then this book definitely isn’t for you. I know its obvious, but in case you got this far and didn’t know the title of the book. You don’t want this one.

I’m not generally into this type of book, but I loved Thoughtless by S.C. Stephens and I read the blurb for Torrid Affair and thought it sounded really interesting. It was soooo good!

Part I of the book was the best part, and also the longest. It’s full of all the swoon-worthy moments that make you fall in love with the characters and their relationship. It’s where you learn to root for them and you feel their heartbreak. And you want to throw your Kindle…. more than once. Part I is from when they were in college.

Part II and III weren’t as good for me as Part I, but they are also much shorter as both of them together take up less than half the book. Obviously they were still good, as i finished the book in less than 2 days, but the characters are a decade older, and not necessarily wiser. I occasionally cry during books, but near the end of this one I was just sitting at the kitchen table while my kids were playing Xbox and the tears were streaming down my face. Luckily I have little boys, so they didn’t even notice, but this story and all the decisions made, tore at my heart.

I would recommend this book for anyone that can handle and enjoy a book with a major emphasis on an affair.

I received a copy of this book from Give Me Books Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

Title: Torrid Affair
Author: Callie Anderson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 Release Date: September 13, 2016
Blurb
I’m fucked.

The life I have lived for the past ten years is built solely on lies and secrets.

But I can’t help myself.

I’m in love with two different men. And one of them is my brother-in-law.

He’s my drug. My fire. My addiction.

But he’s married to my best friend. And I’m married to my husband.

I’m not ashamed. I have no guilt.

None.

I’m not fucked. I’m a fucked up person.

This is the story of how I ruined my life.

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Callie Anderson is a wife, mother and writer, who embraces the truth, then weaves it into a magical tale of romance and heartache.
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