Man! Sierrra Simone, I was doubting you but now I am a believer.sinner

I’m not a good man, and I’ve never pretended to be. I don’t believe in goodness or God or any happy ending that isn’t paid for in advance.
What do I believe in? Money. Sex. Macallan 18.
They have words for men like me—playboy. Womanizer. Skirt chaser.
My brother used to be a priest, and he only has one word for me.


***Sinner is a standalone companion to Priest about Father Bell’s brother Sean. You do not have to read Priest or Midnight Mass to read Sinner***

Review: After reading the first in the Bell brothers saga, Priest, I really wasn’t sure how I was going to feel going into Sinner, you can say I was a skeptic. However, as I reached the end of the book I could honestly say I enjoyed it very much. I am a rare highlighter when it comes to books I read on my Kindle. I always see those perforated lines that others have highlighted and I’m like, whatever, but this time I was highlighting my ass off. Not because those stupid lines were there but because I genuinely felt something I could relate to. That’s not to diminish the importance of those that highlight the f*ck out of sections because obviously, you relate to something as well, but…wait…why am I? Anyway, let me say, I’ve never ever EVER thought to put sex and religion together in a romance. EVER. It seems…sacrilegious, but Ms. Simone’s attempt at this a second time went down a little smoother than it did the first time.



SINNER.1So, Sean spots this beautiful African American girl at a party and is ready to bang her, only she is 17 years younger than him and he finds out she is going to be a nun. So this is where these books intersect. Sean hates religion, she’s finna be all up in religion, however, she wants to pray at the altar of orgasmic bliss before she dons the habit and gives up penis forever. The struggles these two battle with is what makes this book good. She NEVER questions her faith and I love that about her. She doesn’t let him or his magic stick sway her in her mission. I also love that the author wrote about privilege from a Caucasian perspective. The gala scene where Zenobia explains why she doesn’t go off on the snooty b*tch that “mistakes” her for the help is something that made the hairs on the back of my arms stand up and something that I can relate too oh so well. Now before anyone gets there panties in a bunch, this isn’t a race book but it does deal with it in a palatable way for the ever so sensitive, IMO.

Sean’s journey is what intrigued me the most. I think it is because I knew the major transformation was going to be with him. How is this cynic going to change? Is this pre-nun going to make him a believer? If so, how does the sex play into this? This is what kept me going. I needed answers because this man’s reason for turning his back on his faith was strong and I felt his pain. I love how the author works this out. There are so many things that make you go, “hhhmmmmm.”

Anyway, the story becomes somewhat predictable in the sense that you know what is going to happen, however, the journey there is what makes this interesting.There is one part toward the end that made me a little uncomfortable but this was one sinful journey that I didn’t mind taking. I am going to give this book 4.25 stars. It fairs so much better than Priest.


Mr. Fixer Upper…Review

mrfixerupperBlurb: Gannon King is great with his hands and–if you believe what you read on Twitter–he’s “sex in a toolbelt.” The reality TV star learned his lesson about falling for pretty packages the hard, painful, humiliating way and he’s not making that mistake again.

Sure, “Legs” is gorgeous as hell and smart-mouthed–two of his favorite qualities in a woman. But she’s an icy network kiss-ass. At least, that’s what he thinks until he catches her being human.

Field producer Paige St. James has zero time for temperamental stars, especially Gannon who does his best to get under her skin. She’s got plans to get out of reality TV and do something that matters.

But ratings are king and, when Paige and Gannon’s sparks are captured by cameras, the network smells a time slot victory. After an on-set accident and a vindictive celebrity “girlfriend,” Paige finds her reputation in tatters and her job hanging by a thread.

She never should have trusted him…

But now that he’s gotten those talented hands on her, Gannon’s never letting go.

My thoughts: I freaking loved all 400+ pages of this book. I stumbled upon it via KU (I find all kinds of authors there and to think this is Lucy Score’s 10th book) after loving her book The Worst Best Man. The book is hilariously cute, tackles relevant issues and is super sexy. This author does romance well. The entire time I was reading this I kept picturing Brock O’hurn even though Gannon (H) is an Italian stallion. Gannon has it all sexy body, quick temper and can wield his hammer… a hammer. Sorry got ahead of myself thinking about the hotel scene. He knows how to tone it down when necessary and has a sweet side that will give you cavities. I literally sighed at some of the things this guy said.

Paige is a great heroine. She is the ice to Gannon’s fire and the clash is what makes this books so good. Reading these two battle it out then find their way to each other had me up all night reading. And the shower scene *swoon* made me fall harder for this couple than I already had. I didn’t want to put the book down. It got a little predictable toward the end but it didn’t make me want to stop turning the pages.

This book mixes my favorite things; hot guys, home improvement shows, hot sex and HEAs so 5 wonderful stars for this treasure.

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Some Hot Italian Guy                                         Brock “Sexy AF” O’hurn

Weekend in Review…

I spent this entire weekend with my nose in a book…well to my Kindle. I got three books read and I adored 1, felt a little meh about the other, and couldn’t quite see where some of the 5 stars came from for the last. Let’s discuss

bestworstThe Worst Best Man by Lucy Score…This book was hilarious to me. It felt like I was reading two different stories all rolled up in one. The first half reminded me of an Amy Schumer comedy and the second half was that angsty romance that I love. Frankie is a tough girl from Brooklyn. She is funny and quick and cute to boot. Her two brothers had me dying laughing and so did her mom. Frankie is my favorite type of heroine because he isn’t a yes girl. She has strong opinions and isn’t afraid to give them a voice. Her leading man, Aiden, is the stuff that dreams are made of. He is our typical alpha but watching his walls come down for Frankie is the best part of this story. He doesn’t put up with her ish and calls her out when she is being over the top,

“I’m not trying to keep you from the wedding, you irresponsible, exasperating idiot. I’m on your side.” ~Aiden

Now, don’t take this as Aiden being a rude dude, he definitely isn’t. You’ve got to read that story to find this quote as hilarious as I did. Bottom line, I couldn’t put this book down and was genuinely sad when it was over. Those are my favorite types of books. The ones that you know you are going to miss when you get to the “Before you go” on your Kindle. The one that you know is going to give you a book hangover…well, I refused to be hungover so I did a read and rally (my version of a puke and rally) and was on to the next book. 5 fun stars.

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one last timeWhich lead me to One Last Time by Corinne Michaels. Ms. Michaels is usually an immediate One-click for me. I’ve loved most of her stuff but found this one lacking. It has GREAT potential. I loved the beginning of the book. It shows the ugly stuff that some marriages go through and most are afraid to admit to. It shows vulnerability in a way that I didn’t expect and I absolutely adore that. However, the insta-love that I loathe at times reared its ugly head. There are moments when it is warranted and this isn’t one. The heroine is going through an ugly divorce and even though she is a beautiful mom, I don’t get why Noah was so hell-bent on being in her presence, his reason for his pump ’em then dump ’em lifestyle isn’t a great one for me but I get it. I thought it had more to do with being a celebrity but I was wrong. That was the only shocking twist that happened in this story. It was so predictable that I was sadly disappointed. 3.5 stars

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babydaddyI decided I didn’t want to end on a sour note and picked up Baby Daddy by Kendall Ryan. This was a struggle to finish. The premise was dumb AF and although I kept reading it, I felt myself rolling my eyes the entire time. I read the blurb and thought “this could be kind of fun.” I was wrong. The heroine is boring and the hero is a terrible alpha/playboy. He goes from pimp to wimp in 2.2 seconds. I usually like Kendall Ryan but this time she missed the mark which leads me to believe that some people dole out 5 star reviews just because they like an author and not because the work warrants it. Stop drinking the Kool-Aid y’all…I just wasted $3.99 on a book that I could’ve waited for on KU. 2 stars

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