Tuesday 30 September 2014

✤ He's So Fine ✤ Jill Shalvis ✤ Lucky Harbor #11 ✤

© Bianca ✰ 

• 368 Pages
• release date - 30 September - 2014
• Grand Central Publishing

Book #10 IT'S IN HIS KISS was released in August 2014
Book #12 ONE IN A MILLION will be out 28 October 2014

5 Stars

For Olivia Bentley, Lucky Harbor is more than the town where she runs her new vintage shop. It's the place where folks are friendly to strangers-and nobody knows her real name. Olivia does a good job of keeping her past buried, not getting too cozy with anyone . . . until she sees a man drowning. Suddenly she's rushing into the surf, getting up close and personal with the hottest guy she's ever laid hands on.

Charter boat captain Cole Donovan has no problem with a gorgeous woman throwing her arms around his neck in an effort to "save" him. In fact, he'd like to spend a lot more time skin-to-skin with Olivia. He's just not expecting that real trouble is about to come her way. Will it bring her deeper into Cole's heart, or will it be the end of Olivia's days in little Lucky Harbor?


We all remember Cole and Olivia from IT'S IN HIS KISS. Cole is a partner in the Lucky Harbor Charters boat-charter business with Sam (It's in his kiss) and Tanner (One in a million). And Olivia is the new girl in town. She moved in next to Sam's girlfriend Becca's place, and she runs the local vintage shop.

The way Cola and Olivia officially meet for the first time is too funny!!!☺☺☺
Unofficially Olivia has been staring at Cole for months. Everytime those three sexy guys are out surfing or running or working out Olivia might have sneaked a peek.

All techno-geek with some alpha mixed in.

Just like our  geriatric darling Lucille always does. Only Lucille takes photos and posts them on tumblr.

☺ Olivia just stares ...and maybe dreams...

Well, back to Cole and Olivia meeting. So cute and funny - I was sitting in a dentist waiting room when I started reading the book - and the room was full of people. It might have been a tiny little bit embarrassing!!!! ☺☺☺

Cole's family (aka his mom and his three sisters) are always after him to finally find a woman and settle down. But Cole has lots of things to overcome. A bad break-up & the horrible fire on the oil rig, where he lost his friend and where Tanner got hurt. ...

And Olivia has problems of her own. Her mom. She's pressuring her into coming back to Los Angeles and be a TV star again. Mom needs money.
Olivia used to be the star of a teenie show back in the day, and it didn't end all that well.
In Lucky Harbor she finally found a nice place to live and forget about her past.

And now there's Cole. She can't start something with him. Once people get to know her they might find out who she is, who she was. She doesn't want to risk that.
But - Cole is horribly attracted to her too and he's not one to give up that easily!

Lots of problems on both sides... but a huge attraction too....

...but with Olivia's past coming closer to Lucky Harbor every day and Cole's past catching up with him more and more every day......


 Nope . . . I'm not telling you ☺


This was such a beautiful & funny story!

I loved it from the first seconds to the last words.
I remember that I said the last book was my favorite Lucky Harbor book ever - and I might still think that way - BUT this one comes horribly close.... nooo, He's So Fine can totally share the number one spot with It's In His Kiss!

You just cannot NOT love a book that starts sooo adorably funny ☺

And of course Lucille is never far from where all the hot guys are ☺ Facebook won't let her post her sexy photos anymore - so now she's on Tumblr. ☺☺☺

"Tumblr. I'm at Tumblr now. They don't have a stick up their ass about tasteful art the way Facebook does."

This 11th Lucky Harbor Romance had everything I need in my Romances:




HE'S SO FiNE was just PERFECT!!!
At least for me it was - I really think and hope that you will love it too!! ☺

Now I can't wait to read about our sexy ex-SEAL Tanner! He will have to deal not only with his teenage son coming to live with him - he's also meeting his future HEA with Callie, who moved in next to Olivia & Becca ☺




New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras with her family and far too many assorted quirky animals. Any resemblance to the quirky animals in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website at www.jillshalvis.com for a completely booklist and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

Thursday 25 September 2014

★ What Took You So Long? ★ Jessica E. Larsen ★

©  Bianca  ✰ 


• 272 pages
• Release Date: 28 September 2014

4.4 Stars
Milky Valdez was smitten by Dave Ciolo from the first moment their eyes meet, but there was a problem, Dave didnt like virgins, which she happened to be. Out of desperation, Milky asked the unthinkable of her friend, Luke Marino.
Now, five years later, she finds herself missing him. Desperate to reconnect, Milky seeks him out only to discover that a horrible accident has left him suffering from amnesia. Can she rekindle a flame that never had time to burn or will a misunderstanding leave her longing for the love she never knew she wanted?


20 year old Milky lives in Madrid. Her parents died when she was little and she grew up with rich foster parents - but she doesn't want to use their money, she wants to make it on her own in the big city - that's why she accepts a job from her neighbor, music manager Luke: she's to manage teenie pop-star Amerie.

Luke! Oy! ☺

He's nine years older than Milky and a total playboy.

We immediately feel/see that Luke really likes Milky - and she likes him too - but she's just too inexperienced and doesn't want anything to do with his womanizing ways. BUT - they still become best friends.
And then Milky met Dave.
But unfortunately she overheard him telling his friend that he's not into virgins - and that might be an obstacle in Milky's way to pursue him.
That's why she asks Luke to rid her of her virginity ☺
But poor Luke - she always stops them before they get to the good part - she's too afraid.
But she has to do it if she wants to have a chance with Dave!!

What will happen to Milky and her two guys?
Will there be a HEA?
Will everybody die at the end?
Or will there be a horrible Cliffhanger?


l don't want to spoil anything

Great Book!

It was just way too short :(
The way the blurb led me to believe, I expected something huge.
But the part about Luke (or Dave? the blurb isn't all that clear to me ☺) losing his memory five years later....That doesn't happen until way after the middle of the book - and that's basically where the story should really start - so I was a bit sad about the shortness of it :(

But it was a really cute & fast read.
Luke is really cute and hot and Milky is pretty likable too ☺
I just wish Jessica had written a real full-length story about them!

And the five year jump in time - I think to make the story more believable it shouldn't be more than a year....
But I really liked it - and I'm looking forward to reading whatever Jessica comes up with next ☺


WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG? was a really cute & sexy Romance - definitely not a waste of your hard-earned money ☺!



I was born in the Philippines and has been living in Spain since 2004. And though, I've enjoyed writing since childhood, I discovered my true passion for writing in 2006. I started story blogging in 2009, joined various writing groups and eventually published my own books.

I write both English and Filipino stories. I love to travel whenever I have a chance. I've been up and down in Europe and draw inspiration from places I visit.

When I'm not writing you’ll find me reading contemporary romance, action, fantasy, sci-fi… or anything I feel like reading or when I'm not too busy, I'm out taking nature pictures or creating digital arts.

Wednesday 24 September 2014

♦ Little Dove ♦ Jaden Wilkes ♦ Beast #3 ♦

© Bianca

The Beast #3
• release date 23 September 2014
• 400 pages

5 Stars

How can you ever hope to find normal when your life is anything but?

Determined to make amends for his past, and show Columbia he truly is a changed man, Dimitri sets out to right wrongs and decimate those who bring nothing but sorrow to the world.

Something goes wrong and Columbia is taken, spirited away into the underground world of sex trafficking and international crime syndicates.

Dimitri must fight his way across the Europe to find her and bring her home. He would rather see the world burn than live without her in it.

He will tear the world apart looking for his little dove.

This is a tragic story exploring the consequences of daring to love in the midst of chaos and terror.

****As with The Beast, this book contains graphic depictions of physical abuse, rough sex and dubious consent. It may contain triggers for several different reasons, so please read with caution. That being said, it is also a book filled with hope, love and light in the dark.


She was his equal, his superior, his submissive, his beautiful little monster. She was his everything.

LITTLE DOVE takes us all over Europe!
We start with a prologue - remember that girl Ioana, who has been living with her boyfriend Boian - the leader of the Bucharest Underground - she was kidnapped and sold by sex traffickers? She's still being forced to do unimaginable things ... and she might cross paths with our Columbia - and there's another girl with connections to everybody else ☺
The story is told from Ioana's POV and of course from Dimi's and Columbia's.

The book starts with Dimi in Bucharest - he wants to right some wrongs. He wants to give some money to the son of a woman who helped him years ago.
And that boy is none other than Ioana's baby-daddy. But, he's too stubborn and proud - he doesn't want Dimi's money.

After Bucharest we're back in Malta - Dimi & Columbia & Nico live a relatively happy life in their island paradise - with the occasional threesome. ☺

But Sergei still needs to be found and killed!
And Columbia wants to be the one to do it.

Then there's Columbia's little sister Eden who's coming to visit ....


while the three of them take a little trip to Rome, she gets them all into all kinds of trouble....

Back in Malta Columbia finds out what kind of human-trafficking things Dimi had to do to survive his years with Sergei and she comes up with an idea: rid the world of all the scum who prey on innocent girls and boys.

But interfering in bad people's business is not something those bad people won't tolerate for too long....


I'm not telling you that of course ☺

.....you just have to buy the book to find out ...
and please do!!!!! Because....

Yay, finally the third book!

♥ I missed Dimi and Columbia and Nico and their special kind of love and life...

I really enjoyed reading LITTLE DOVE!
It's such a great, sweet, cute, adorable, sad , moving, very suspensy and EROTIC story...

Little Dove was more of a romantic suspense thriller than the first two books in the series - but I loved it - I couldn't stop reading. You HAVE to know what will happen - who will die or if anybody will die and what horrible things will be done to whom - ugh - it was really amazing.

Dimi is soo adorably sweet ☺ hehe - yep - the big bad russian killer with his killer-intern-girlfriend. But they're really perfect for each other!!

 "He always knew what to say to her, to make her feel completely and utterly normal...in the best way possible."

 They still need each other to heal. And to be able to live.


 Just like THE BEAST& PERFECTLY NORMAL, LITTLE DOVE was an amazing dark and erotic and suspenseful Love Story about 2 lost souls who are finally finding a way to make a life for themselves despite everything that happened in their pasts .... even if it's in a, for us unimaginable, way. For them it's perfect.

It might not be for everybody - it's violent and really dark and twisted - but those things really need to be in the book!!!! Just try it - but don't leave a horrible review because something in it is against your 'religion' ☺☺☺


I really hope there will be more!!!! It wasn't an open ending - but there are possiblilities!!!

somebody might have a bad boy sibling......




(stolen from smutlandia.com)

Jaden Wilkes is the pen name for a girl living on the prettiest farm in BC. After a lifetime of love, lust and adventure, she is happily settled down with her second chance, the love of her life.

New to the world of fiction, but not writing, Jaden has won prizes for poetry, published research articles and essays, and maybe even a thesis or two.
A life of travel, adventure and keen observations of human nature allow for the creation of rich worlds and...

Fuck it, I need to keep it real. I have done a bunch of stuff, met a lot of people and lead an interesting life. That's it! I am passionate about my art, my work, my family and my friends, not necessarily in that order. I love writing fiction, I've spent years hearing things like "you should write a book" or "ZOMG you're so funny, write that shit down". And now I am. I hope you enjoy my words as much as I enjoy laying them down.

I've been an archaeologist (ethnographic research as well as human skeletal remains specialist), a GIS geek, a teacher, a city planning nerd and a photographer. New to that list, author. I am damn proud of this designation and hope that it will keep spurring me on to greater and better things. Every work I produce will be better than the last, so if you liked this first one, you will love the rest!

Thank you for joining me on this crazy journey. Along the way I hope I am able to offer you some laughs, some succor for the soul and some tingles in your soft places. ;)