Monday 31 December 2018

✪ Fool's Paradise (Cartwright Brothers #5) ✪ Lilliana Anderson ✪

My job had a very specific goal: I found people who didn’t want to be found and delivered them to whoever employed me. After that, well, I tried not to think about what happened while I spent my money on things that made me happy. Resorts, men…I lived life by the seat of my pants because I never knew where I’d be the next week, or who I’d be looking for.
When the head of a lesser-known criminal family hired me to find her son, I wasn’t sure what I was walking into. I had his photo, so I knew the man was hot with a capital H. But I expected the usual agitated scumbag I normally went after. Not some guy running a fishing charter and looking like he didn’t have a care in the world.
I might have been curious.
I might have gotten a little too close.
I might have done a lot of things I shouldn’t have.
Things that could get me killed this time.
But hey, life wasn’t always about making the right choices. It was about making good ones.
And Toby Cartwright was a great choice. 

ARC received from author for an honest review

This book.  This is the book I have been waiting for for the past year, ever since I read the first book in the Cartwright brother series.

And Ms Anderson has certainly not disappointed.

In fact, she has exceeded my expectations of what Toby Cartwright's story would be.

It has been a day since I finished reading it, and I am still thinking about it.

There is so much that has lead up to this final installment of the series, so I feel that you will need to have read all the previous books to get the full impact of this book.

Gah, it is so hard to write this and not give anything away.  I have waited so long for Toby to fall in love, and the woman he finds is perfect for im in every single way.  She is so not what I expected, yet so much better than Holland for him.

If you have read my reviews of the previous books, you should remember that from the second book, I was not a fan of Nate Cartwright, and I have to say, still not much of a fan.  He has redeemed himself just a tiny bit in this installment, but nope, still a d!ck!

I am now feeling very despondent that this series has come to it's conclusion.  Fool's Paradise is a beautiful, emotional story, that I need to go back and reread already.

I can't wait to see what Ms Anderson brings me next.

Wednesday 26 December 2018

✪ Lisa Renee Jones ✪ DIRTY RICH OBSESSION: ALL MINE ✪ #Book8 ✪

© Bianca Janeane ✰ 

• 26 December 2018
• Book #8 in the #DirtyRich series

• not a standalone!
... it's the 2nd Adventure of the 3rd book's couple!

4.125 Stars

CONTINUING CARRIE AND REID'S STORY (begin their story in Dirty Rich Obsession)

In this lifetime there is one person who will own you, who will know you, who will understand you like no one else could possibly understand you. That person for me is Carrie. I didn't want to love her. I didn't want to need her. But now that she's my world, no one is going to take her from me. Yet the minute I propose, that's exactly what the universe tries to do. It tries to take her from me.

My father and the many enemies my life as my father's son has created wants to take her from me.

They'll be sorry they tired.

She's mine.

All Mine.

And everyone, including Carrie, is going to know.

Reid + Carrie

We left them right after Reid proposed on the way to Tokyo.
And that's where we start with this 2nd book.
They're in Tokyo for some business, but this book is mainly about how to survive their engagement with two horribly hateful fathers and a stalker business man on a dangerous revenge path.
The daddies hate each other due to someone stealing someones wife way back when. And Reid is scared that his dad might do something mega illegal. Something dangerous and or deadly even.
And Elijah - the guy who is mega mad because Reid slept with his wife? He's not at all done with our darlings either!
With the help of friends and family, Carrie and Reid have a very hard fight on their hands. To save their companies, their careers and ... their lives.

And we also have to buy a christmas tree, plan a wedding and get a cat and a dog!

Let the fun times begin! ☺

Well, another adorable & exciting story about Carrie and Reid.
I didn't get into it as fast as I wanted to. It starts a bit confusing. They talk way too much about business and their dads in the beginning. It was too much. I almost stopped reading a few times.
But it gets better. Exciting. Very sexy. Christmasy. Dangerous!

I really enjoyed reading this story ... BUT - I'm sure with a bit or rather a lot of cuts - these two books could've been made into one great book. I don't like books that are too long - too full of repetitions and redundant talk or thoughts. I really like all the people in this series and the stories too, but it's just a bit too much sometimes in Lisa's books. I love her books, but I just want to put on my editor hat and cut out so much in almost every book! ☺

ALL MINE was a very adorable & exciting & erotic happily ever after adventure!
Run to your nearest amazon for your own Reid - this one is MINE!!!

ARC received for an honest review

Welcome back to Lisa's world of corporate high flyers, dirty deals and even dirtier relationships.

Reid and Carrie's relationship is full of sexual tension and lust and hatred. We pick up right where their first book ended, with a proposal.

There was so much happening at the end of the first book, so I knew that we were going to be hitting the ground running with this one.

It did take me a little while to get into this one - this is probably me and a dose of end of year blogger burnout, or if there was a bit too much going on and I just wasn't keeping up well?  However I got over that pretty quickly.

I liked that yes, though there were things going on around Reid and Carrie and business, they didn't let that break them.  I loved how much stronger Carrie seemed to be in this installment.

I love seeing more of Cat and Reese and Gabe in this book, and I hope to see more of them all again soon.


Reid pulls me close, his fingers tunneling  into my hair before he says, “Ever fucked in a limo, baby?” and before I can answer, his mouth closes down on mine and he’s crazy, hot kissing me.

“Well?” Reid challenges, his lips parting mine after a scorching kiss. “Have you ever fucked in a limo?”

“No,” I say, my hand flattening on his really hard and perfect chest, while my sex clenches in denial of my rejection about to follow. “I have not and I’m not starting now. Have you?

“No,” he says. “Which makes it all the better that I do it with you. The only woman I plan to ever fuck again in this lifetime.” He kisses me and his hand slides under my shirt and over my breast.

“We paid a lot of money for this private limo,” he says. “Let’s enjoy it.”

“We?” I ask, catching his hand under my shirt but it does no good to stop him. His fingers shove down the lace of my bra.

“Yes. We. What’s mine is yours and just to be clear, you’re mine now.” He latches onto my nipple with his fingers and I moan with the sweet friction.

“Reid,” I whisper huskily.

“More, baby?” He rolls me to my back onto the long leather seat and then comes down on top of me. “You want my mouth on your nipple?”

“Stop,” I warn, clenching my thighs to no avail. His big body is separating them, and both of us have a leg dangling off the seat. “We can’t—”

He kisses me again, a deep, drugging kiss, while his hand squeezes my breast, and his thick cock nestles against my sex. I moan and he presses his cheek to mine, his lips at my ear. “I do believe you need my mouth on your nipple right now.”

“Reid,” I hiss, but it’s too late. He’s dragging my shirt up and over my head, tossing it aside and almost immediately his mouth is on one of my nipples, suckling, and licking. “What if—”

He kisses me. “I paid for privacy.”

I push on his chest. “We’re in Japan. How do you know you really paid for privacy?”

“It’s Japan, baby. They respect agreements here, more than Americans.” He kisses me again and his hand slides around my backside, squeezing and lifting me against him. “Maybe I should spank you right here.”

“No!” I say urgently, shoving on his chest again. “Not a chance in hell.”

He laughs low and sexy. “But I can fuck you?”

“Are you really  trying to negotiate right now?” I challenge.

“I’m just trying to get inside my future wife.” He strokes a lock of hair from my face, his expression softening, his voice tender now. “Wife, Carrie. I never thought I’d call anyone that. I never thought I’d want anyone like that.”

My heart squeezes. “Husband,” I whisper. “From asshole to husband. I never—”

“You changed me, Carrie. You. Just you. And I need you to know that I will protect you. That I will never hurt you.”

My fingers splay on his cheek and I know he’s thinking of the girlfriend that gave up her life for him. “Reid, you can’t walk around afraid for me. That’s not living.”

“I will protect you,” he promises, his tone guttural, as if I haven’t even spoken, his mouth covering mine in a deep kiss, before he returns to my nipple, this time I don’t fight the pleasure. He needs this right now. Maybe I do, too. I arch into the intimate touch of his lips, his tongue, into the taut pull of his teeth against my nipple. My fingers dive into his blond hair but he moves down my body, his lips on my belly, his tongue flickering into my belly button even as he unsnaps my jeans.
This jolts me and I grab his hand, lifting my head to look at him. “Are you sure we’re safe in here?”

Those beautiful blue eyes of his meet mine. “I promise, baby. No one will interrupt us.”

“You’re sure?”

“I promise and—”

“You never break a promise,” I say, stopping him there. “That’s a very marrying quality, by the way.”

His lips, those brutally sexy lips, curve. “Good to know. Trust me now, Carrie.”

Trust him.

There is a question in his eyes, a roughness to his voice. He proposed, but on the heels of so many opportunities for me to question him. This appeal to “trust him now” isn’t about sex in a limo. It’s about so much more. “I do trust you,” I say, and my voice isn’t a whisper, just a tremble of emotion spoken quite clearly.

He studies me for several long beats and then tugs my jeans down, taking the tiny strip of silk I’m wearing with them, with my shoes following. I barely have time to process just how vulnerable I am before Reid pulls his shirt over his head. “So you know you’re never naked alone, not again. Not ever.”

Emotion wells in my chest and he is already on top of me, kissing me, his cheek pressing to mine as he whispers, “I love you.”

“I love you, too,” I whisper back, only to have him slide down my body again…

 Links to the Book & Author 

Reid & Carrie Book #1 aka #3


Book #1

Book #2


Book #4


Book #5


Book #1 in the Bastard Duet!)



#9 aka Filthy Duet #2



New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT TRILOGY which has sold to more than ten countries for translation with negotiations in process for more, and has now been optioned by STARZ Network for a cable television show, to be produced by Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland).

Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 30 books with publishers such as Simon and Schuster, Avon, Kensington, Harlequin, NAL, Berkley and Elloras Cave, as well as crafting a successful indie career. Booklist says that Jones suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann.

Prior to publishing, Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by Dallas Women Magazine. In 1998 LRJ was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

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