Yearning in Yosemite

Yearning in Yosemite

by Roxie Noir

# OF STARS  3/5                    Genre: ROMANCE                 Pages: 77

Overview:

When her best friend wants to go camping for her birthday, Maya’s happy enough to go along. When she wants to go on a sixteen-mile day hike, Maya has some reservations, but wants to be a good sport—until she’s lost in the forest, after dark, and runs into a bear.

Luckily for Maya, a park ranger named Chase comes to the rescue and leads her out, and after that she can’t stop thinking about him. When she sees him the next day, outside the communal showers, what she does surprises even her.

Yearning in Yosemite is 5500 words of light-hearted erotic romance that’s fun, sexy, and a great vacation read

Reviewed by Tammy:

I received this copy from the Author for an honest review.

The story was OK. It’s about to girls going camping for their thirtieth birthday. The one with no camping or hiking experience gets lost and rescued by a ranger. Then they hook up.

Billionaire Stepbrother’s Baby 1-3

Billionaire Stepbrother’s Baby (Stepbrother's Baby Book 1)Billionaire Stepbrother’s Baby by Foxy Tale

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

the story is a bit slow. this family has some major issues. Hope things are better in part two.

My Stepbrother's Baby (A Baby for My Stepbrother Book 2)My Stepbrother’s Baby by Foxy Tale

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

she becomes a stripper to support her son. then out of the blue she sees his father and runs. he finds her what will happen?

My Stepbrother's Baby (A Baby for My Stepbrother Book 3)My Stepbrother’s Baby by Foxy Tale

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

the story didn’t go how I expected but it was good. they finally sit down and really talk. her learns her mother lied to him. her breaks up with his fiance before the wedding because he is in love with his baby mama.

week of 7/11

Grace Harbour Pack- Book 1 (BBW Paranormal Shape Shifter Romance)Grace Harbour Pack- Book 1 by J.K Snow
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

this book has a lot going on. the alpha of the pack is attacked. they are not sure if he will make it. there is sexual tension between the step siblings. will they act on it? will they be able to protect the pack? will they figure out what is going on?

 

PARANORMAL MENAGE ROMANCE: Shifter's Curse: Sons of Thunder Motorcycle ClubPARANORMAL MENAGE ROMANCE: Shifter’s Curse: Sons of Thunder Motorcycle Club by Deva Long
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

this book was awesome. I loved it. their is so much going on. I love how the story flows and can’t wait to see what happens next.

 

My Stepbrother and his Best Friend: Dear DiaryMy Stepbrother and his Best Friend: Dear Diary by Arabella Abbing
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

oh my goodness. this book is so steamy. we start off learning they are steps. he pulls the typical brother thing. after reading about her fantasy they play it out? will it be everything she wanted? will they continue? what’s next for them?

 

Caught by my Best Friend's Dad (First Time Older Man Younger Woman Pregnancy Romance)Caught by my Best Friend’s Dad by Julia Bryn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

good story just way to short of a read. when you are getting in to it the story is over.

 

 

Taboo Teacher: Her New StepfatherTaboo Teacher: Her New Stepfather by Janey White
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

crushing on teacher for years. off at college when your mom calls and tells you she is married. then you find out your new stepfather is your biggest crush. what are you to do?

Hunted by the Alphas (A Curvy Paranormal Tiger Shifter Romance Short Story)Hunted by the Alphas by Colleen Adams
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

being told you can’t be with the men you love. told you have to mate with someone else. running away because you would rather die then to mate him. they send your loves after you. you finally convince them to claim you. will they? will you survive? what will happen next?

Stealing Mom's Man 2: Poor Little Rich GirlStealing Mom’s Man 2: Poor Little Rich Girl by Gemma Wolf
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

this one is not as good as the first. girl turns 18 and decides to sleep her way threw her step dads company. gets caught by her step and his punishment is to screw her and get her pregnant.

 

Romance: Taken By The Alpha Dragon: BBW Paranormal Shapeshifter Romance (BBW Shifter Romance, Dragon Shifter Romance, Paranormal Romance)Romance: Taken By The Alpha Dragon: BBW Paranormal Shapeshifter Romance by Laura Sexton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

the book is good. we meet two kinds of shifters. one happens to be her mate. what will happen when the two shifters fight?

Training of the Stepsister: She Never Knew His Best Friend So Well (Complicated Stepbrother Romance Book 2)Training of the Stepsister: She Never Knew His Best Friend So Well by Madelin Brook
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

not that big of a deal o have read better. the book is ok for a quick read.

 

 

Drive Me Wild (Devil's Host MC #3)Drive Me Wild by Shari Slade
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

ok this is so a must read. I did not see that one coming? will she make it in time? will they believe her? will they save his sister and the club?

 

Break Me In (Devil's Host MC #2)Break Me In by Shari Slade
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

an mc with issues. the president has lost it. will she survive the abuse? will they make it? will he do what’s right?

 

Craving the Alpha (Book Two)Craving the Alpha by Eva Wilder
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

we pick up where book one left off. she started her new job. she learned disturbing information about her ex. she wants to see him but goes off on her own. will she find the right pack? will she survive? what will happen next?

 

Craving the Alpha (Book One): Paranormal Shapeshifter Wolf RomanceCraving the Alpha (Book One): Paranormal Shapeshifter Wolf Romance by Ava Wilde
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

this book was fun. you meet a woman who is on hard times and takes a job as an escort. she fails on the first client do to a misunderstanding. she ends up in a second job and is just getting into it when her old client shows up. what will happen if she breaks the rules? will she sleep with him? what will happen next?

Twin Stepbrother Secrets 5: Pregnant with Their Baby (The Twin Stepbrother Secrets Series)Twin Stepbrother Secrets 5: Pregnant with Their Baby by Cassandra Dee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

being forced to have a rape kit done even when it wasn’t rape. visit the brothers in jail. what more does she have to go thru?

 

Twin Stepbrother Secrets 6: Pregnant with Their Baby (The Twin Stepbrother Secrets Series)Twin Stepbrother Secrets 6: Pregnant with Their Baby by Cassandra Dee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

this is the conclusion. it is beautiful. she gets her men. has a beautiful baby and is pregnant again. they have moved on away from their evil stepfather.

 

Band of Stepbrothers (Stepbrother Menage Romance)Band of Stepbrothers by Claire Sutcliffe
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

the story is good but the title is a bit misleading. it’s one stepbrother and his best friend. it’s also the girls very first sexual experience. but trust me you so want to be her.

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The Brat's Graduation Gift: A Story of Forbidden Love (Taboo Secrets)The Brat’s Graduation Gift: A Story of Forbidden Love by Lexi Wood
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

the story is ok typical step story.

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ROMANCE: Taken by the Stepbrother Alpha Wolf (Alpha Male Romance)(Werewolf Romance) (New Adult College Werewolves and Shifters Short Stories)ROMANCE: Taken by the Stepbrother Alpha Wolf (Alpha Male Romance)(Werewolf Romance) by Kylie James
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

the story was good. but the author could have made some of the transition in years easier to follow. other wise loved it. this isn’t your typical shifter story.

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Once Upon a Cowboy (Whisper Creek #3)

Once Upon a Cowboy (Whisper Creek, #3)

by Maggie McGinnis

# OF STARS  5/5                    Genre: ROMANCE                 Pages: 285

Overview:

In this sexy Whisper Creek romance for readers of Kristan Higgins,Susan Mallery, and Molly O’Keefe, a red-hot cowboy uses some Montana magic to give a reclusive beauty her happily ever after.

Yoga instructor Jessalyn Alcott radiates peace, calm, and serenity—on the outside. Inside, she still feels like the broken, desperate girl from the trailer park. She’s got dark secrets she can’t share, which is why she never lets her relationships go beyond the third date. But when she travels to the Whisper Creek dude ranch for a friend’s wedding, Jess is enchanted by a cowboy whose deep blue eyes, dimpled smile, and rock-hard body make it tough to remember why she keeps running scared.

Cole Driscoll has struggled to find his place on a family ranch where he’s always played second fiddle. His future might be uncertain, but he’s sure of one thing: He wants Jess by his side. Easier said than done. When it comes to getting close, she’s full of excuses, and he longs to fix the hurt he sees in her eyes. Now that she’s at Whisper Creek, there’s nothing he wants more than to break down the walls around her heart and heal her pain with the power of love. .

Reviewed by Tammy:

I was given a copy by the Author for an honest review.

This is book three I am reading this as a standalone I haven’t read the rest of the series. But wow this is a really good book. it took me a bit to read it because in the beginning it for me was slow. But when I buckled down and kept reading I couldn’t stop. This story is very moving. She learns to confront her past and move on from it. She learns that love can heal anything. And that you can still have your dream you just need to tweak it a bit.

A Secret Colton Baby (The Coltons: Return to Wyoming #1)

A Secret Colton Baby (The Coltons: Return to Wyoming #1)

by Karen Whiddon

# OF STARS  5/5                    Genre: ROMANCE                             Pages: 288

Overview:

A new addition to Wyoming’s most scandalous family

Is Theo Colton the father of a baby dropped at his doorstep by a dying socialite? Even more shocked than the sexy bronc-riding champ is his beautiful cook, Ellie Parker. Just as she becomes the baby’s nanny, she discovers a terrifying stalker has followed her to Dead River.

What’s worse–as a mysterious virus quarantines the town, danger goes viral, too. But to Theo and Ellie, the biggest dangers are their sizzling attraction and profound new feelings. Can Ellie tame the cowboy who wants nothing more than a wild ride with women? Or must she deny her heart to save his life?

Reviewed by Tammy:

I have a paperback copy.

 Took my time reading this book. It was really good too. I love how they find love without looking. we meet a retired cowboy who is trying to find a new path. He finds out he is a father and then the mother died of a mystery illness. The town is on lock down. The person he hired as a cook just took on more responsibility. When her stalker shows up. What will they do? Will they make it? Will they catch him? Will they figure out what the illness is?

week of 7/4

Find Her Bear: A BBW Werebear Romance (Montana Wild Bears Book 1)Find Her Bear: A BBW Werebear Romance by Anya Nowlan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

oh wow. I loved this book. she loves grizzles. she is offered a job where she has to go to Montana to see why their population of grizzlies is so high. she meets the ranger she is staying with and finds him attractive. he is fighting his feelings. can they finally admit that they like each other? will she learn he is a shifter? how will she react? will she accept him and become his mate?

Sorority Escort: Spring BreakSorority Escort: Spring Break by Lacey Harper
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

well this was interesting. it’s a book on a college student’s rise in an escort agency. what will happen next?

 

Twin Dragons: A BWWM Paranormal Shifter RomanceTwin Dragons: A BWWM Paranormal Shifter Romance by Alyse Zaftig
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

wow. this is a really well written story. it starts off slow and moves fast quickly. this is different from your regular find a mate story.

 

My Lone Wolf: (Wolf Shifter/BBW Romance) (Wolves of Cadigan Pack Book 2)My Lone Wolf: (Wolf Shifter/BBW Romance) by Nessa Connor
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

this is a good short story. there is drama. action and unprotected sex. are they or aren’t they mates? will they get their in time? what will happen next?

 

Taking The Babysitter (BBW Werewolf Alpha Male Romance)Taking The Babysitter by Becca Fanning
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

found out your employer is more than you though. you help him in his time of need. you end up in his bed with the best experience of your life.

 

Stealing Mom's Man 1: The Younger Woman is Juicy and FertileStealing Mom’s Man 1: The Younger Woman is Juicy and Fertile by Gemma Wolf
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I don’t know how any mom can do this. it is like selling your child. the child likes it but it just doesn’t seem right. but the story is written well.

 

Haven: A Stepbrother RomanceHaven: A Stepbrother Romance by Marie Carnay
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

this was an interesting story. they went to their nparents wedding and before they realize who each other were had the best one night stand ever. now that they know the truth what will they do? will the parents approve?

 

Werebear Love Triangle (BBW Shifter Menage Interracial Romance)Werebear Love Triangle by Madeline Du Bois
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

the book was good. but right when the story is getting really good it ends.

 

 

The Cam Girl Next Door (Taboo)The Cam Girl Next Door by R. Nutt
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

holly cow what a way to deflower your step daughter.

 

 

A Baby for her Tiger Shifter: BBW Paranormal Shifter Romance (Surprisingly Hot Shifters Book 2)A Baby for her Tiger Shifter: BBW Paranormal Shifter Romance by Sasha Quinn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

well this book is interesting. we meet a teacher and his student who happens to be his mate. they have some issues to work out. you are left with a cliffhanger.

 

Incandescent (Knights Rebels MC, #1)Incandescent by River Savage
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

this mc story is way intense. you follow them from the beginning with all of the drama. how they handle each situation. how they cling to each other for support. you will cry, get mad and want to hurt someone through out this story.

 

Stranded with My...: Romantic Taboo Short StoryStranded with My…: Romantic Taboo Short Story by Cerise Lush
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

the book is okay

 

 

Inked by my...: Taboo First Time Short StoryInked by my…: Taboo First Time Short Story by Cerise Lush

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

typical step siblings first time

 

 

Rough Rowdy Reckless (RRR Series Book 1)Rough Rowdy Reckless by Kimball Lee

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

oh my gosh so much is going on. we go back and forth between the three girls. each finds love. but also issues. will they make the right choice? will they return when they graduate?

Ride Me Hard (Devil's Host MC, #1)Ride Me Hard by Shari Slade

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

working a dead end job. finding out your cousin owes some bad guys money. taken as collateral for his debt. what will happen next?

Twin Stepbrother Secrets 1: Pregnant with Their Baby (The Twin Stepbrother Secrets Series)Twin Stepbrother Secrets 1: Pregnant with Their Baby by Cassandra Dee

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

she meets her steps for the first time. she ends up living with them while the parents are away. they plan on a college tour will it be what we expects?

Twin Stepbrother Secrets 2: Pregnant with Their Baby (The Twin Stepbrother Secrets Series)Twin Stepbrother Secrets 2: Pregnant with Their Baby by Cassandra Dee

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

the guys set their plan in action. but not dosent go the way they expect. they deflower her and lie. they take her to see the college of her choice. now it looks like they may be in trouble. what will happen next?

Twin Stepbrother Secrets 3: Pregnant with Their Baby (The Twin Stepbrother Secrets Series)Twin Stepbrother Secrets 3: Pregnant with Their Baby by Cassandra Dee

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

the college tours didn’t go as expected. they were caught on tape and now she is freaking out. will the parents find out? will they be mad? will they be kicked out?

Twin Stepbrother Secrets 4: Pregnant with Their Baby (The Twin Stepbrother Secrets Series)Twin Stepbrother Secrets 4: Pregnant with Their Baby by Cassandra Dee

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

oops they where caught but the parents are over reacting. will she be able to save them? will they really be charged?

Shared by her Bears, Book One (Evergreen Heights Clan Series)Shared by her Bears, Book One by Desirae Grove

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

this story is ok. it was a bit slow for me. their where some really good sections. there was adventure and first time experiences.

week of 6/27

Dragon Trip: A Dragon Shifter Menage BBW Series (Chasing Her Mates Book 1)Dragon Trip: A Dragon Shifter Menage BBW Series by Rachel s. William
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

have sex at work. run off because you are scared meet two strangers in the park. go to a party and end up in bed with them. what could go wrong?

 

Cared For by my Dad's Best Friend (Older Man Younger Woman BBW First Time Pregnancy)Cared For by my Dad’s Best Friend by Julia Bryn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

country girls dream. I so want to be her when he sub-comes to their desires,

 

 

Brie Lives Her Fairy Tale (Submissive in Love, #8)Brie Lives Her Fairy Tale by Red Phoenix

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

oh my gosh. the wedding is so beautiful. I can’t believe Sir did all that for her. he planned everything so beautifully. the ceremony was very moving. the consumption of the marriage was as well. I can’t wait to see what Red has in store for us next.

Taken while Camping with My...: Taboo Menage Short StoryTaken while Camping with My…: Taboo Menage Short Story by Cerise Lush

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

interesting first time before college

A Step Further (Forbidden First Time): A Taboo Short (Sexy Household Secrets: Growing Up Together Book 3)A Step Further (Forbidden First Time): A Taboo Short by Amy Ward

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

it’s okay

Beneath These Chains (Beneath #3)

Beneath These Chains (Beneath Series Book 3)

by Meghan March

# OF STARS  5/5                    Genre: ROMANCE                 Pages: 358

Overview:

Beneath These Chains is the third book in the Beneath Series, but can be enjoyed as a full-length, standalone romance.

I was raised on the streets, so I know things are rarely as simple as they appear—especially this rich girl showing up at my pawnshop demanding a job.

She’s the most tempting thing I’ve ever seen, and I’ll be damned if I can make her leave.

Shit just got complicated … but when it comes to her, I want complicated.

We’re both fighting our own demons, and our only chance at a future is to let go of the past.

But will we be strong enough to break free from beneath these chains?

* * *

Beneath Series Reading Order:

Beneath This Mask (Beneath #1)

Beneath This Ink (Beneath #2)

Beneath These Chains (Beneath #3)

Reviewed by Tammy:

I received a free ARC copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is book 3 in the series and the only one I have read. This is a really great story. There is so much strife going on in this story. This story is very moving and you really can’t figure out who did it. I had no clue and even when it was found out I couldn’t believe the outcome. Her mother finally faces her demons and explains her choices. She finally finds someone worthy enough to break her rules for. This is an empowering story and so worth it.

Better When It Hurts (Stripped #2)

Better When It Hurts (Stripped, #2)

by Skye Warren

# OF STARS  5/5                    Genre: romance, erotica                      Pages: 204

Overview:

Five years ago we lived in the same house. He was the ultimate bad boy. And my foster brother.

Now he’s back. Tougher, harder, meaner. All of it aimed at me, because I was the one who sent him away. It’s payback time. He wants his pound of flesh, and I am helpless to say no.

Reviewed by Tammy:

I received a free ARC copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Well this book is really good. We have a woman fighting her demons of inadequacy and self image. A man from her past has come back. But is it for revenge? For pay back or is it to get her back in his life?

Love, Lex (The Undergrad Years #1)

Love, Lex (The Undergrad Years, #1)

by Avery Aster

# OF STARS  5/5                    Genre: romance                      Pages: 218

Overview:

This summer, I’d planned to celebrate my eighteenth birthday in Europe with my fellow Manhattanites—Taddy Brill, Blake Morgan, and Vive Farnworth—until I caught my boyfriend screwing my mother. According to the police report, this vomit-inducing incident happened around the same time I’d supposedly blown-up my mother’s penthouse. Like I’m walking around Soho with a stick of dynamite in my Louis Vuitton purse—not! Now, my besties and I are in jail.

Officer Ford Gotti, the Harley-wheelin’ biker cop who arrested us, keeps sticking his perfectly-sculpted nose into my case. His inked body is jacked like a superhero, and he says I can trust him. He wants me to fess up. I won’t. Not again. Why should I? My friends and I had a previous stint in juvie that nearly destroyed us. I gotta protect them and keep my mouth shut. Right? —Lex Easton, women’s studies major, motorcycle enthusiast, and virgin.

The Undergrad Years is a New Adult contemporary miniseries about first loves, independence, and everlasting friendships. Contains mature content intended for readers 17 and up.

Reviewed by Tammy:

I received a free ARC copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Holly cow Lex’s life is messed up. I knew that celebrity kids had it bad but hearing her story sucks. I have no idea how she can forgive her mother for what she did. I can’t believe that her bff pulled that crap on her. I am happy that they were able to work things out. But I don’t think their lives are easy. What is going to happen next with this group?