#BookReview | THE GIRL IN 6E (Deanna Madden #1) by A.R. Torre @ReadAlessandra (July 14th 2014, Orion Books @orionbooks )

THE GIRL IN 6E (Deanna Madden #1) by A.R. Torre
Published; July 14th 2014, Orion Books


A dark and sexy thriller from a sensational new voice.
Deanna Madden, aka Jessica Reilly, hasn’t touched another person in three years.

She hasn’t left her apartment.

She makes money from performing to webcams on a sex site, where her clients pay $6.99 a minute for her time.

She’s doing alright. The dollars are piling up in the bank. She’s the number 3 model on cams.com.

And she hasn’t killed anyone for years.

But when Deanna sees on the news that a little girl called Annie has gone missing, the story rattles her carefully ordered world. It’s uncomfortably similar to the dark fantasy of one of her most disturbing online clients. She’s convinced he’s responsible for the girl’s abduction – but no one will listen to her.

So, after three years, Deanna finally leaves the apartment.

And this is what happens…

Wow! What a read!

When I first started this book I wasn’t sure what to expect, I’d heard good reviews but did wonder if I’d like it as much as others seemed to. I can honestly say I was not disappointed!

The opening of the novel develops the main character, her way of life and living and how she interacts (or not in this case) with other people. It is initially written from one point of view, then developing into a couple of other characters so we can get their viewpoints.

THE GIRL IN 6E makes for compulsive reading with its steady starting pace, accelerating and drawing me in to find when I finally put it down after starting it I had already read a third of the book! I could not put this book down, and finished it in 3 sittings over 2 days, it was making me late for arranged plans as I just wanted to read a few more pages, to then find I’d finished yet another chapter and was really rather late!

I don’t want to spoil the story for anyone so I will not be revealing spoilers, but if you like a fast read, fast paced thriller definitely pick up this book.

I can’t wait to get my hands on book 2 and see what happens next!
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#RisqueReads | #ChapterReveal | SUSPICION (Black Light #8) by Measha Stone @measha_stone (29th July 2018, Indie Published #IndieAuthor @ardentprose)

SUSPICION (Black Light #8) by Measha Stone
29th July 2018, Indie Published

“I have my own suspicions about you, Sophie.”  

Sophie Nelson knows her kinky interests are no more than fantasy, definitely not something that’ll ever happen in the real world. So the sexual playground Black Light is the best place to turn. A safe place to play. Until Scott.

Detective Scott Russo knows better than to get sexually involved with his partner. Mixing business with pleasure never ends well, but sometimes rules are meant to be broken. He can’t avoid the temptation of giving Sophie exactly what she needs, even if that means a firm hand.

While Sophie and Scott find themselves mired in a high-stakes investigation, their off-duty kinky explorations intensify. With danger at the door, and complications that threaten to tear them apart, can they survive the tug of war. 



Fate could be a cruel fucking bitch.
Detective Scott Russo stared across his desk to where his newest partner sat clicking away on her computer. Her long hair was twisted into a high and tight bun, meant to keep it from being a danger when they worked cases on the street. To him, he could easily use it to grab in his fist and pull her head back and get her mouth lined up to meet his.
Or to get those pouty lips to start telling him why she hadn’t taken a bite of the chicken sandwich she’d ordered from the takeout cart down the street.
“You gonna stare at me working, or you gonna actually jump in and help?” Sophie smiled at her computer screen.
They’d finished a case, thankfully rather easy and not too gruesome. Working homicide didn’t exactly make for cheerful conversation most shifts, but Sophie’s easy banter made the days less horrific. Since she’d started, he found himself less unwilling to get his ass to work every day.
“I finished mine already,” he said, leaning back in his chair. “You can take a break you know. Your sandwich’s been sitting there for a while. Probably cold by now.”
She stopped typing and glanced at the unwrapped sandwich sitting center stage on her desk. Not once in the short time they’d been partnered up had she skipped a meal. Not even after working a crime scene that could have been taken right out of a Freddy Krueger flick.
Sophie had a few more curves than most female officers in the precinct, but unlike other women he knew, it didn’t seem to bother her. So her staring at the sandwich, with her tongue running along her lower lip, and then shaking her head and going back to her report didn’t sit well.
“I’m good. After I finish this,” she said, her gaze sweeping over his face, but never landing on him.
He didn’t push the issue, but he really wanted to. He wanted to yank her from her chair and demand full honesty, but this wasn’t that sort of partnership. This was only work.
“Sophie, you seem distracted today? Got a new boyfriend causing trouble?” Okay, he was fishing, but he didn’t care. The idea of her going home at night and meeting someone for dinner made his spine tingle. He had no right to lay claim to her. They were partners, friends, and he doubted she would submit to his type of relationship, yet he still needed to probe.
She reached over the desk for a file. “No, I don’t have a boyfriend.” She opened the file and flipped through until she found what she must have been looking for and pulled out the sheet of paper.
“Ah, hard to find Prince Charming in this city, right?” He pressed, pulling himself closer to the desk. His erection wouldn’t be easy to miss if anyone walked past, and damned if he’d let her see how much of an effect she had on him.
“Not every girl wants Prince Charming,” she muttered more to herself than to him and turned back to her computer.
“No, I suppose not.” The last time he’d heard a girl say something along that line, she’d been negotiating a hard flogging scene with him at Black Light.
“But yeah, it’s definitely hard to find what I want in this city- or any other city.” She cast a short glance at him then straightened her back and dove into her report again.
Scott learned long ago not to play in the vanilla world. If a girl wasn’t into submission, he wouldn’t be the one to introduce the topic. But he couldn’t get an accurate read on Sophie. One second she could look at him with the softness he loved in a sub, and the next it was gone.
Aside from the fact she had more beauty in her little toe than that last dozen women he’d taken out, she had the brains and the confidence to go along with it.
“Russo! I need you a second.” Captain Peterson called from his office door.
He discreetly adjusted his hard on in his jeans and threw on his jacket to hopefully help hide it more before he stood up.
“Better go.” Sophie smiled, peeking at him from around her screen. “Don’t want to earn a spanking, “she teased. Her cheeks bloomed pink right before his eyes.
Yeah. Fate was a cruel bitch.

Measha Stone is an international bestselling author of erotic romance. She’s had #1 top-selling books in BDSM, and suspense. She lives in the western suburbs of Chicago with her husband and children, who are just as creative and crazy as her. Her vanilla writing has been published in numerous literary magazines, but she’s found her passion in erotic romance. She loves reading it, writing it, and living it whenever possible.


#IncidentReport | #BookReview | NOT DEAD YET (Roy Grace #8) by Peter James @peterjamesuk (January 1st 2012, Pan Macmillan @panmacmillan)

NOT DEAD YET (Roy Grace #8) by Peter James
1st January 2012, Pan Macmillan

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For L.A. producer Larry Brooker, this is the movie that could bring the fortune that has so long eluded him. For rock superstar Gaia, desperate to be taken seriously as an actor, this is the role that could get her an Oscar nomination.

For the City of Brighton and Hove, the publicity value of a major Hollywood movie being filmed on location, about the city’s greatest love story—between King George IV and Maria Fitzherbert—is incalculable. For Detective Superintendent Roy Grace of Sussex CID, it is a nightmare unfolding in front of his eyes.

An obsessed stalker is after Gaia. One attempt on her life is made days before she leaves her Bel Air home to fly to Brighton. Now, he has been warned, the stalker may be at large in his city, waiting, watching, planning.

When I start a series and find out there are fourteen books so far with more to come I never quite know what to expect by the time you get to book eight. Surely there has to come a point where they are just not as enjoyable or shocking anymore.

That was not the case with the Roy Grace series. From the first page I could tell it was going to be just as gripping as the previous seven. As always with this series there are lots of little storylines that somehow seem completely unrelated but by the last 10% everything seems to click into place.

As well as the main crime which as always is the main feature of this book there are always lots of other little stories happening at the same time. At the end of the last book we found out a huge secret that develops further in this addition. I am hoping the next 6 books will take that further. Wow that moment at chapter 124. I honestly was so gutted I did not want to turn the page, I just couldn’t find out any more! But I did and was so glad I did.

NOT DEAD YET is definitely full of shockers because we also find out a huge jaw dropping moment about two of Roy’s colleagues that I feel will also develop down the line as we discover more about our favourite side characters.

The thing that makes me want to keep reading these books is the constant twists, turn and surprises. You read the first page and just cannot predict where the story will lead or even the outcome. You as a reader are kept guessing the whole way through, they are completely unpredictable but so much fun trying to guess.

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#IncidentReport | #BookReview | DEAD MAN’S GRIP (Roy Grace #7) by Peter James @peterjamesuk (May 26th 2011, Pan Macmillan @panmacmillan)

DEAD MAN’S GRIP (Roy Grace #7) by Peter James
26th May 2010, Pan Macmillan


Carly Chase is still traumatised after being in a fatal traffic accident which kills a teenage student from Brighton University. Then she receives news that turns her entire world into a living nightmare. The drivers of the other two vehicles involved have been found tortured and murdered.

Now Detective Superintendant Roy Grace of the Sussex Police force issues a stark and urgent warning to Carly: She could be next. The police advise Carly her only option is to go into hiding and change her identity. The terrified woman disagrees—she knows these people have ways of hunting you down anywhere.

If the police are unable to stop them, she has to find a way to do it herself. But already the killer is one step ahead of her, watching, waiting, and ready.

Book 7 in the Roy Grace series and yet again DEAD MAN’S GRIP did not disappoint. I love how even though the books are released a year apart they are set just a month or two after the previous book so we never feel we have lost any huge developments like Cleo still being pregnant instead of the baby being almost one or two years old. 

All of our favourite characters are back with their own personal stories as well as the crime that features as the main tale. I love how we see characters develop throughout the series and see where their paths take them rather than the whole series being about Roy. Other characters are just as important.

I love how each of the crimes are different. I feel Peter must really struggle to find something completely different to write about each time. Seven books now and each one has been shockingly different, some crimes I would never have imagined but Peter writes with such knowledge you as the reader can tell he has put in a lot of research to make sure the details are always correct. 

Although we know who the culprit is from the beginning of DEAD MAN’S GRIP it is still gripping to see how the leads will fall into place and I found myself sat at the edge of my seat waiting to discover what happens next. As always with the Roy Grace series you can never quite predict how the story will go. They always start off with lots of different characters, each with their own individual story, and it is always left until the last few pages for the whole thing to click into place.

I hope the rest of the series keeps me as hooked as this one did!

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#RisqueReads | #BookReview | THE PROTECTOR by Jodi Ellen Malpas @JodiEllenMalpas (September 8th 2016, Orion Books @orionbooks)

THE PROTECTOR by Jodi Ellen Malpas
Published; September 8th 2016, Orion Books


People think they have Camille Logan nailed: daddy’s girl; beautiful, spoiled young woman with her father’s bank balance to fund her lifestyle. But Camille is determined to have a life free from his strings. Out on her own, she’s made mistakes, including one that found her clawing her way back after a stint in rehab and plenty of bad press. Now, after fighting so hard to be independent and happy, she finds her life threatened as a result of her father’s ruthless business dealings. Caught between resentment and fear, Camille prepares herself for the measures her father will take to protect her. But nothing could prepare her for the ex-SAS sniper who crashes into her life.

Jake Sharp resides in his own personal hell. He was distracted from duty once before, and the consequences were devastating–both personally and professionally. He vowed never to let that happen again. Accepting the job of bodyguard to Camille Logan isn’t the kind of distraction from his demons he should take. Women and Jake don’t mix well, yet protecting the heiress seems the lesser of two evils. But Jake soon discovers that she isn’t the woman she’s perceived to be. She’s warm, compassionate, her presence settling, and his duty to protect her soon goes deeper than a well-paid job, no matter how hard he fights it. He needs absolution. He comes to need Camille. But he knows he can’t have both.

Ever since I was introduced to Jesse Ward in the THIS MAN series, *M* has made her personal mission to get me to read ALL of Jodi’s work and THE PROTECTOR is the one book that she has raved on at me the most about! Received as a gift for my birthday, it would have been rude not to delve straight in!

I firstly stand by all previous comments that this woman knows how to write!! Not just the plot, but the characters as well. It’s easy to get consumed by the emotion and depth of Jake and Camille. Both two sides of a coin with very different personalities and backgrounds, but work incredibly well as a pair.

As with all JEM novels, there is an almost thriller aspect to the story. The reason that Jake is recruited into helping Camille soon blows up in spectacular fashion, with both parties having to face some pretty ugly truths. The chemistry between the pair is enough to burn anyone that comes close and makes for a rather steamy read!

THE PROTECTOR is an ‘edge of your seat’ romance novel, with drama and action throughout! An absolute thrill to read and left me wanting more! That’s until I remind myself that Jake and Camille are coming to the big screen courtesy of Passionflix!


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#RisqueReads | #BOOKREVIEW | JUDGMENT ROAD (Torpedo Ink #1) by Christine Feehan @AuthorCFeehan (January 23rd 2018, Piatkus Books @PiatkusBooks)

JUDGMENT ROAD (Torpedo Ink #1) by Christine Feehan
Published; January 23rd 2018, Piatkus Books


An outlaw motorcycle club sets up shop next door to Sea Haven in the dangerously sexy new series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan.

As the enforcer of the Torpedo Ink motorcycle club, Reaper lives for riding and fighting. He’s a stone-cold killer who turns his wrath on those who deserve it. Feelings are a weakness he can’t afford–until a gorgeous bartender gets under his skin…

Near Sea Haven, the small town of Caspar has given Anya Rafferty a new lease on life. And she’s desperate to hold on to her job at the biker bar, even if the scariest member of the club seems to have it out for her. But Reaper’s imposing presence and smoldering looks just ratchet up the heat.

Anya’s touch is everything Reaper doesn’t want–and it brands him to the bone. But when her secrets catch up to her, Reaper will have to choose between Anya and his club–his heart and his soul.

JUDGMENT ROAD by Christine Feehan is a very different novel to what I am used to, gone is the mysterious Carpathian male and his lifemate, replaced by a man just as deadly and a woman just as feisty.

We’re brought into a world of bikers, a club that is more than a group of bikers and bad boys this is a family. One unit of people who have survived horrors we cannot even begin to fathom. In true Feehan style we fall deeply in love with our lead characters, praying with every turn of the page that they make things work. That the horrors of the past won’t tear apart a love built on strength. In a world of utter cruelty and hopelessness Feehan gives our characters hope. In each other they truly find home. Amongst the angst, the terror and violence there is a softness, a calmness and love that far outshines the bad.

I wasn’t sure what to think of my favourite author moving away from the sexy alpha Carpathians that I so love but once again I was not disappointed. Sure these are human men and women, a couple who can be killed like normal folk but it is this humanity that makes them more appealing. The fragile nature of human life makes it all the more potent that this couple overcome the past, that they build a future and enjoy it. Feehan is a phenomenal writer, a lady who knows her subject matter, knows her boundaries and just how far to push both.

Readers are captivated by the characters this author creates, eager to read more and to always have them live amongst all the other fictional worlds around us. These characters might have a shorter lifespan than my favourite Carpathians but they’re just as powerful and potent as their counterparts.

I cannot wait to read more of the JUDGMENT ROAD world Feehan has created and hope to all that I can we see more of the beautiful characters we’ve only glimpsed in this story.

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#BookReview | THE END OF THE WORLD RUNNING CLUB by Adrian J. Walker @adrianwalker (June 2nd 2016, Del Rey Books @DelReyBooks)

Published; June 2nd 2016, Del Rey Books



When the world ends and you find yourself stranded on the wrong side of the country, every second counts.

No one knows this more than Edgar Hill. 550 miles away from his family, he must push himself to the very limit to get back to them, or risk losing them forever…

His best option is to run.

But what if your best isn’t good enough?

‘To survive you need to run’

I picked this book up from my local library as the title caught my attention and sounded like an interesting read. When I finally got round to starting this story I didn’t want to put it down for work, sleep or socialising. I don’t know why it took me so long to start! Now I’ve finished and I don’t know what to do with myself! 

This was a fast paced story starting from the initial hints of what has happened to the world continuing to how humankind was surviving and the groups adventure across the country. Whilst I doubt I could do an IdentiKit for the characters from their descriptions (although this could be due to my lack of imagination on this part) I did find I got emotionally attached to them and felt their highs, lows and running aches and pains with them. I found myself urging the group and Edgar to keep going and not give up so he could be reunited with his family before time ran out.

I believe this should be on everyone’s TBR list who enjoys the apocalyptic genre.

Just keep going Ed!

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#RisqueReads | #BookReview | COWSEX by Lesley Jones @LesleyKJones (September 30th 2017, Indie Published #IndiePublished #IndieAuthor)

COWSEX by Lesley Jones
Published; September 30th 2017, Indie Published


Throw together two strangers and strand them in a Cabin during the middle of a snow storm, the obvious is bound to happen… CowSex!

When Essex lifestyle blogger and fashionista, Gracie Elliott crash lands into the life of former country rock star, Koa Carmichael’s world, fists, chemistry, and flirty banter ensue.

After sharing some sweet, emotional as well as laugh-out-loud moments, they find it impossible to deny that they might have just discovered what neither of them knew they were looking for.

CowSex, sometimes all you need is a little bit.

When meeting authors at RARE London this year there was so much choice of books to buy, it was hard to choose but it is safe to say I made some excellent choices. COWSEX is one of those books that you come to without prior knowledge of the author or any expectations from the story.

But I made the right choice. Not only is Lesley Jones a friendly, open and approachable author, she’s talented to boot. Reading this book I found myself very steadily falling for these characters, a young English woman going on an adventure into the cowboy country, where low and behold she meets her very own country cowboy. This is an unlikely couple, a man who is deliciously handsome and a woman with every ounce of British sarcasm.

The story is done well, no faffing about here, straight to the nitty gritty and plenty of sexual chemistry too. This isn’t a book that is pure filth, far from it. Instead with a very romantic story of two people falling in love, with a few steamy scenes added to the mix. I mean come on, you can’t have a novel called COWSEX without some sex.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading my first venture into Lesley Jones’ world and will most definitely be seeking out a few more additions of her work to my book shelves.
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#RisqueReads | #BookReview | SPENCER (Not Your Average British Romance #1) by Kerry Heavens @kerryheavens (May 5th 2015, IndiePublished #IndiePublished #IndieAuthor)

SPENCER (Not Your Average British Romance #1) by Kerry Heavens
Published; May 5th 2015, Indie Published

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@TheSpencerRyan exudes confidence, 
I mean, have you seen him??? 
His dark good looks and tattooed muscled perfection are too much. 
He’s hot. Lickably hot. 
And he has a way with words that leaves me breathless. 
But cocky doesn’t even cover it, 
this guy is so arrogant you have to fight back. 
But God he’s so lickable! 
The thing is though, 
he looks like sex but he’ll taste like jackass. 

@OMGJazzyP is a sexy, annoying ball of rage in fuck-me heels 
and she hates me. 
Although her nipples would tend to disagree. 
It’s a deadly combination. 
She’s a princess. 
And when I say princess, I mean intolerable, spoiled brat with a tiara. 
Sure she’s got that curvaceous goddess thing going on, 
but that mouth of hers… 
God it needs something in it to shut it up. 

This is not your average British romance. 
It’s a tale of high heels, hot tattooed bad boys and 
sex oranges, all wrapped up in a coating of chocolate. 
It’s ‘love’ in a social media world, 
where not everyone is who they seem 
and where some people’s bios should carry a warning. 

I was first introduced to Kerry Heavens after having my ear chewed off by fellow Turner *M* who had recently finished this cheeky little romance called SPENCER. She was very passionate about the characters and the story…team that with visiting Kerry at RARE in London this year and I was intrigued!

My first thoughts on Spencer were exactly as *M* described. A total dickhead. Full of himself, thinking himself a z-list celebrity and gods gift to women. That opinion of him sticks with me for the majority of the book. The way he talks and behaves around women is enough to make any sensible female look the other way, but this is part of his charm. He has something… or be it someone in his sights and he is pretty straightforward in chasing it.

Jazz however is the opposite of Spencer. Not a pushover in the slightest (in fact a certain scenario at the beginning of the book plays out better than I imagined!) but a woman who isn’t interested in the online fame that Spencer has – even choosing a picture of shoes as her Twitter avatar! She is certainly a match for Spencer and some of the ‘conflicting’ moments were some of the characters shining moments!

That tagline to this book is ‘Not Your Average British Romance’ and never a truer word has been spoken! I loved the different approach in using social media as it makes the story relatable to how people meet each other now! Now, the ending of this book…I kind of guessed what was going to happen, but that’s not to mean it didn’t hit me right in the feels. I nearly cried at the bus station! Having being introduced to Will in this book, I am looking forward to reading his story next!


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#RisqueReads | #BookReview | THE BRITISH KNIGHT by Louise Bay @louisesbay (November 28th 2017, Indie Published #IndiePublished #IndieAuthor)

Published; November 28th 2017, Indie Published


When I’m offered the chance to leave New York to live in London for three months, I can’t pack my suitcase fast enough.

As soon as I touch down I’m obsessing over red telephone boxes, palaces and all the black cabs.

But my favorite place is the tube. It’s wall-to-wall hot British men in suits.

When I’m offered a temporary job working for a barrister, I say, sign me up.

On my first commute into work, it’s a total accident when I lose my balance and fall against the most handsome Brit alive. He’s as charming as James Bond and as suave as Mr. Darcy. I want to lick tea from his hard abs and listen to his accent all night long.

Turns out Mr. Handsome is my new boss. And his attitude isn’t as hot as his gorgeous face, broad shoulders and tight ass. He’s brooding, short-tempered and the most arrogant man I’ve ever met.

As we’re fighting, out of nowhere he kisses me. And I’m pretty sure I see fireworks over Big Ben and hear God Save the Queen.

I wasn’t looking for the fairytale but I might have found my knight in shining armor. The problem is he lives an ocean away.

Louise Bay is another author I was introduced to at RARE 18 in London, an author I’d hears of before but never had the chance to read. And I’m sure glad I have now!

THE BRITISH KNIGHT is my first adventure by this author and what a story to start with. At the heart of this novel is romance, I’m not one for a soppy romantic read let me tell you but Bay blends the romance with the sauciness very well.

I couldn’t put this book down, eager I was to read more about our leading lady and her British Knight. Sure there were moments of pure unadulterated romance, but Bay has such a way with words that even this pessimist enjoyed them. The couple felt real, like they could be any good looking pair you see roaming the streets of London. If only love happened in real life like it did in this book.

As an avid reader of the contemporary romance genre, I feel like I know a good novel when I read one and this is one of those novels. I loved the story being set in London, a refreshing change to the more average locations we’ve become accustomed to. Bringing the romance genre back home.

I was happy to see an ending fitting for our couple, touched by the romance at heart and thoroughly enjoyed the more steamy encounters, who wouldn’t, especially when they’re done so well. Overall a great read and I will be making sure more Louise Bay books find a home on my bookshelves.
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