Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Dakota Cassidy, Talk Dirty to Me

Title:  Talk Dirty to Me
Author:  Dakota Cassidy
Rating:  Siren's Best Book Stone
Releasing 4-29-14
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Keywords:  Phone Sex, Business, Millionaires
Page Count:  400            
ISBN E-Book:  978-1460331170    
Price:  $6.39
Print Book:  978-0778316190
Price:  $6.39
Publisher:  Harlequin MIRA
Reviewer:  Stacey Krug 


Former mean girl Dixie Davis is back in town and it's payback time. Literally. Dixie is flat broke and her best—make that only—friend, Landon, is throwing her a lifeline from the Great Beyond. Dixie stands to inherit his business…if she meets a few conditions: 
She's got to live in Landon's mansion. 
With her gorgeous ex-fiancé, Caine Donovan. 
Who could also inherit the business. 
Which is a phone sex empire. 
Wait, what? 
Landon's will lays it out: whoever gets the most new clients becomes the owner of Call Girls. Dixie has always been in it to win it, especially when it comes to Caine, who's made it clear he's not going down easy. (Oh, mercy.) Can Dixie really talk dirty and prove that she's cleaned up her act? Game on!

Plum Orchard, Georgia, is about to get even juicier…


This was an ARC so I can’t comment on the editing because it wasn’t finished yet, but I can tell you that even if they miss something in the final process you won’t care because the story will have you riveted to your seat.  Talk Dirty to Me captured my attention on the first page and kept it until the last.  It is an emotional rollercoaster of a story that will leave you a little drained at the end from all the laughing, crying, and introspection.

The small town mentality of ostracizing that which is different in Talk Dirty to Me will be relatable to a large majority of people.  You don’t have to live in a small town to have experienced the cliques and clubs from high school or work.  The Magnolias add to the spice and drama of the story with their antics.

The main characters, Dixie Davis and Caine Donovan, are spectacular.  Dixie is a reformed mean girl on her way to make reparation for her past.  She has to face up to the past by going back to where it all started, home, for the funeral of her best friend, Landon.  Dixie has a long road ahead of her with nothing to fall back on if she fails in the game her friend Landon has set into motion.

Caine Donovan is an outgoing, nice guy that was screwed over and hurt by Dixie in the past.  If he is going to be able to move forward and win Landon’s game then he is going to have to face his animosity for Dixie and what she put him through.    

Talk Dirty to Me is a story that offers a second chance at love to Dixie and Caine, but will their lack of communication and complicated pasts keep them from seizing the chance?  Dakota Cassidy cleverly weaves a bit of mystery into the story line that will keep the reader questioning their future.

I highly recommend this book.  It is an enjoyable read with a story that does not disappoint.  If you are looking for a Contemporary Romance with sizzle, drama, witty and sarcastic dialogue, and a great plot; Dakota Cassidy delivers. 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Virginia Nelson, Taming Tabitha

Title:  Taming Tabitha

Author:  Virginia Nelson
Rating:  Four And A Half Siren Stones
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Sub-Genre:  Paranormal Erotic Romance
Keywords:  Seer, Ménage, M/F/M, Bond Of Three Series
Page Count:  Quickie            
ISBN E-Book:  978-1419949852  
Price:  $2.49
Publisher:  Ellora’s Cave
Reviewer:  Stacey Krug 

Book 1 in the Bond of Three series.

As a Seer, Tabitha has always known the day would come when she’d have to face her destiny and succumb to her future mate, as only then would her powers fall fully under her command. Tradition dictates that Tabitha run, forcing her intended to prove his worth—and his desire. But it is the discovery that Tabitha is destined for two mates, creating a bond of three—unheard of among her people—that sends her running faster than she’d ever expected.

Gage and Lancaster have been chasing Tabitha for over a decade. Though sharing goes against their basest instincts, the primal urge to find and seduce Tabitha overrides any desire to fight between themselves. As Gage and Lancaster close in, Tabitha must face the truth—though her people may scorn a bond of three, there’s nothing on earth strong enough to destroy the chemistry and soul-deep longing Tabitha feels when she finally stands her ground and faces her men.
A Romantica® paranormal ménage erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave


This is the first story to the Bond of Three SeriesTaming Tabitha sets up the stage for the next book with hints of magic and darkness in the future.  There is mention of a queen and I’m hoping the next book will go into a more involved explanation as to what exactly they are as a people.  We are led to believe they are immortal and a different species all together, but how did they end up with humans?

In this short story we are introduced to Tabitha Hoffman who is a Seer and has visions.  Lancaster and Gage are her mates and on the hunt to claim her together.

We get a little back story on each character and the path they traveled that led them to the decisions they made.  Fear and uncertainty ruled Tabitha and kept her running.  Lancaster and Gage have been searching for answers.  When the three of them finally start communicating there is an explosion of passion.

Taming Tabitha is hot and steamy just how an erotic romance should be.  These three eager characters get down and dirty, but their loving intentions and actions keep it sweet too.  I’d like to see more of Tabitha, Lancaster, and Gage and what Virginia Nelson has in store for them.