Some men know how to kiss. Some men know how to love. Sometimes you get those butterflies in the pit of your stomach instantly. Other times… well sometimes other feelings come first. In this collection, you get it all. Right down to those fluttering feelings at the end of the book that make reading romance worth every single page. Kiss Me Slow is a collection of four best-selling novels, including: Ryan’s Bed by Tijan We Own Tonight by Corinne Michaels Irresistible Attraction (a trilogy) by Willow Winters King of Wall Street by Louise Bay Top Shelf Romance represents the best of the best in romance. There are no cliffhangers. These are simply must-read novels for readers looking for the best in happily ever afters.
RELEASE DATE: March 3, 2020
This is one book four author’s and I have read books by each of the author’s/ My review will be based on a general on all. I wasn’t sure if I should do 4 review’s on here hehe. So here it goes:
-Irresistible Attraction by Willow Winters: Explosive, devouring, intense, sexy, amazing & more of Jace!! –Ryan’s Bed by Tijan: I have read this author before but has been a while. The heartbreak in this, gah you mix the love and you get something else!! -We Own Tonight by Corinne Michaels: Love me some Corinne always!! You want feels? You want romance? This one is for you! -King of Wall Street by Louise Bay: I’ve only read one book by this author, a little more light-hearted and funny with a lot of sass and sexy!
All in all I had a lot of fun reading back to back, new stories and re-visiting some. Definitely a sweet way of giving a little!
Rating: 4.5★ Romance: ♡♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 Type: 1 Book 4 Author’s Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY! ⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦
I fell in love with his rope skills. I stayed because somehow he took hold of my heart and made it his. Callum Valentine didn’t mean to eavesdrop. Then again? When a man is calling a woman fat right in front of your table, it’s kind of hard not to intervene. Especially when the town’s most beautiful creature ever is the one being called fat. Desi just wants to be left alone. After an ugly divorce, she thinks she’s in the clear. Then her ex takes it upon himself to continue to make her life miserable, giving Desi no choice but to take it or leave. In fact, her bags were nearly all the way packed when Callum poked his nose into the most embarrassing spectacle the town of Kilgore has ever witnessed. The moment he declares her his and off limits, everything changes—and definitely not for the better. As if things couldn’t get worse than being called a pitiful, fat heifer in front of the hottest man she’s ever seen, Callum has to go and say that she’s his, and they have to play a game that she’s not quite sure she wants to be playing. But before her eyes, things change. And suddenly the rules of the game aren’t clear. And they’re crossing boundaries neither one of them see coming.
RELEASE DATE: February 25, 2020
Not my first time reading this author, and she has been one of my very firsts so I can’t count the amount of her books I own and have read. I also have read the others in this series.
These two hero and heroine Desi & Callum were so perfect together! They complimented each other well, and well the sexy scenes…just wait!! Callum us sweet and doesn’t understand how someone could do wrong by Desi, she is beautiful, smart and funny! My heart went out to Desi because not only did her ex cheat and flaunt it but also did a huge number on her mentally. But don’t worry out sexy handsome hero steps in to mend and heal…even if it comes with some banter but lots of sweetness and action!
Rating: 4.5★ Romance: ♡♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥 Type: Book #2 of Series Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY! ⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦
She’s an investigative journalist with a heartbreaking past. He’s the badass PI who has her in his sights. When Phoebe Danvers’s job lands her in danger, local badass and ex-FBI agent turned PI Huxley Carson steps in to save her. The only problem with that is she doesn’t want to be saved. She wants to be left alone to focus on work. Unfortunately, Huxley is determined to help, so she settles on keeping him at arm’s length—something he’s determined not to let her do. What Phoebe doesn’t know is Huxley has been interested in her for years but never had a way in until now. With the push and pull of their new relationship and danger drawing closer, Phoebe begins to wonder if it’s time to surrender to the man consuming her soul. Or is it already too late?
RELEASE DATE: March 5, 2020
NEW TO ME AUTHOR and I fell in love with the blurb and the sweet cover, I was not ready for this since it is a new author, do I don’t know their writing style very well. So this is how I felt:
The hero Hux is a big, handsome, alpha, sexy and sweet man…he works a dangerous job but is his own boss and knows how to handle himself. The heroine Phoebe is a sweet, sassy, active (don’t want to use the word hyper) beautiful woman that is a investigative journalist, so it can somewhat be dangerous. After two years of being around one another, Hux and Phoebe essentially first made contact if that makes sense. He pulls her out of a dangerous situation and she is livid pissed at him. This is where they start..and I’ll stop here because I want to explain my feelings towards the heroine…the hero seems calm, alpha, love the way he talks to her or in general and is towards the heroine, she on the other hand kind of grew on me the wrong way: She seems very ping-pong hyper at times and I am left with not knowing that I jumped from one rock to another. There were times I just, it felt off…like one where she was pissed at him for something that I don’t know didn’t seem right to be THAT overly-pissed off about since the hero explained to her from the beginning regarding the item and what he did…so that kind of rubbed me the wrong way. But in the end you do understand that she is a girl that lost everything, and it isn’t easy for her to open up to be hurt again. Aside from that I enjoyed their banter, Hux really is the sweetest and swooniest man especially towards our heroine who is a spit-fire and he tames her. There is quiet angst in here, but the sexy scenes definitely do not disappoint. To me, this was a great potential and enough for me to read more by this new author I discovered, for sure!!
Rating: 4.5★ Romance: ♡♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 Type: Standalone Recommended: ☑ ⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦
Grieving the loss of her fiancé two years ago, Kaylee longs for a fresh start. When she follows her best friend from Atlanta to Hamilton, Montana, Kaylee looks forward to the wild terrain and a new town to help her forget the memories and dreams of a life that will never be hers. After a tragic car accident, Ty Shaw is told he may never walk again. But Ty doesn’t easily accept defeat, and through grit, determination, and more physical therapy than any man should ever endure, he beats the odds. Even though he’ll never ride again, Ty longs to feel alive—the way he did on the Professional Bull Riders circuit. When Kaylee meets Ty, she finds him just as captivating as the rugged landscape of Montana. When Ty is with Kaylee, he remembers just how good life can be. But can they move beyond their broken hearts and dreams to find a second chance with each other?
RELEASE DATE: April 7, 2020
A slight smile on his face and a hint of something in those baby blues. What exactly it was, I had not idea, but it made my lady parts tingle.
Not my first read by the author, she is one of my very firsts and a favorite author at that. That said, I have already read book #1 in this series!! This one was SO MUCH MORE INTENSE! It does have a couple triggers: substance abuse & suicide. Aside from that, it really was intense, everything about it. The ultimate enemy-to-lovers romance!
i was not ready for this book and I don’t really know if its a good or bad thing. Because at the beginning it was fun and games with their banter, back and forth, the chemistry but then there were a lot of outbursts from both. Little about the hero; TY Shaw oldest of the brothers, most successful one in the bull riding that had it all shattered to pieces one day, from a careless driver. After that he became a shell of a man and kept everything and everyone away. Even family. He suffered through something and worked hard to get better, but kept himself still closed off. Kaylee comes off of a relationship where her husband left her. She is best friends with Lincoln, Brock’s wife and moved to the small town to be closer to her originally, then she fell in love with it and stayed. She has always been upfront independent and strong, all her life she was handed everything and told to do nothing. So she is determined to make it on her own. Their relationship together is rocky. Kaylee has strong feelings for TY and TY can not let anyone in. It’s a heartbreaking story after all, is it fate? A little, but mostly because..I…my heart goes out of Kaylee I really felt for her and at times really hated TY, he was a stubborn stubborn stupid man!
Be prepared when going in, your emotions will be high and low right along with the characters. Fantastic writing in this one, really felt every word.
Rating: ★★★★★ Romance: ♡♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 Type: Book #2 of Series Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY! ⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦
It starts like any other Monday for Ty Christianson. Fifty laps in his pool, a suave suit, a chat with his mum on the way to his office, dodging countless calls from women, and his faithful yet cynical assistant waiting for him with a coffee. Then a meeting with his business partner and life-long friend, Sal, upends everything. Sal’s hired a new assistant without so much as consulting Ty. That’s a cardinal sin in their world, but it’s the least of Ty’s worries. Sal hasn’t just hired a new personal assistant, he’s hired an absolute goddess. And she’s off limits to Ty. Lainey Summer drives Ty crazy with her savage beauty, her effortless sexiness, and her unfathomable veneer. She plays her cards way too close to her chest, and doesn’t that just make her more enticing? Unlucky for Lainey, Ty’s notoriously irresistible. Unlucky for Ty, Lainey can resist him. Or . . . can she? As Ty sets on a mission to break Lainey, an intended conquest becomes a fixation. And in the process, he’s thrown into perfect chaos.
RELEASE DATE: February 18, 2020
Not my first read by the author, not only is she one of my top 5 favorites but also the 2nd read ever many moons ago when I started reading and reading romance! That said I have read almost every single book she has put out and this was a beautiful surprise because one: i love anything by Jodi but also because I’ve been having streaks of ‘not my cup of tea’ books and this is a life saver! So here we go…and what a start, hello arrogance at it’s finest!
The best part to this was the first meeting of Ty & Lainey PERFECT meet, I am so glad that a woman made him feel off kilter, the man-whore Ty being seduced by a woman who didn’t even say a word to him or pay him much attention! And then it turned a little touch and go for me, while I enjoy a man chasing a woman he can’t have or that sizzling attraction between the hero and heroine, this was a lot of “other” conquers if you know what I mean and you only get glimpses of the heroine which is not much besides a few things that I didn’t really like..there I say it but this is a HIS POV only and so I am only going off of what we got from the heroine and I’m only 27% in. It was just a little slow and repeat for me for a while actually. I really hope it picks up and we get more of WHO the heroine is because so far, I just don’t know what to think of her. Alright we are at around 50% and I wish I could say that it got better for me, but sadly it did not. The issue I had until now is that 1. we don’t get much about the heroine but a few things 2. his pov only 3. the hero fucking (excuse my language) but I got really fed up and irritated with the hero fucking everything possible – there just sin’t an easier way to say this 4. the hero want’s her but she doesn’t until she does. 5. we wont get a glipse of even a little more of the heroine until 42%
All that said already, I am not even finished and I must say now that the ‘romance’ and them kind of together is happening, I am too turned off…I don’t know how to enjoy them together. Really disappointed but I am always truthful on my review’s and that’s what you’re getting. My point of view and thoughts! Here is something that really pissed me off:
The silence stretched as I searched my failing brain. What the hell do I say now?Yes, I was a manwhore, but I want more with you?Or,Yes, you saw me take another woman home to fuck last night, but I was so fucking done with your games.
I just had a really had time connecting with either one of them after this, because Lainey is so indecisive and confusing because we don’t now her well and the angst in this, for me, is overbearing. It was fun in the beginning but then it got old for me and started to get irritating, so you can imagine how my reading went with that type of feeling. I am not a fan of indecisiveness of either character to a breaking point along with the hero fucking other woman in details this many times. I won’t be sorry for what I do not find romantic or enjoy reading, but I guess we will see. I will end this once I am done reading. I’ve got about 40% left. p.s. I also can’t look past this one: (Sorry but I do not find that romantic and it throws me off, if anything just pisses me off to think of all the conquests that he has had)
Last night I fucked a girl I could easily never see again. I hate that she was in my bed. At least, I hate it now. But if anything, it proved categorically to me that I really wasn’t done with Lainey. Not by a long shot. And she so isn’t done with me.
Towards the ending, TY really get’s swoony, like the type I wish he was at the beginning, wish I didn’t have to fight my feelings for time this late in the game, because when he wants he can be so dreamy, funny and swoony. Ty was a complex character but I enjoyed him more than anything, smart, successful, a man-whore yes but deep down you’ll understand why. Nothing like that can be said about the heroine, maybe the not having her POV played a huge factor but I did jot like her, bits and pieces ans thats it. And then I got thowards the very end and, wow (that’s not a good wow) this messed me up in all the ways of reading romance and not in a good way. I’m speechless at the fact that this came from Jodi Ellen Malpas. Unfortunately did dropped to a 3.5 for me because wow, that was not cool, the explanation, the way the heroine was all about it, the way the hero is…wow just wow. THE END!
Rating: 3.5★ Romance: ♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥 Type: Standalone ⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦
Waking up to a text asking why you stood up your blind date is not the best way to start the day especially when the man in question is lying in bed next to you. Maybe Dakota Newton shouldn’t have assumed that the gorgeous man with a devastating smile, standing out side of the coffee shop was her date. She probably… Okay, she definitely shouldn’t have slept with him, regardless of how hot the chemistry between them was. But, how could she know that Mr. Right was actually Mr. Wrong. Brax Adam’s has been called a few things in his life, but a liar was never one of them. That all changes when he’s standing outside a coffee shop and approached by a beautiful woman who thinks he’s there to meet her for a blind date. As a businessman, Brax knows to trust his gut and never let an opportunity pass him by so he pretends to be someone he’s not. Maybe he shouldn’t have lied, maybe he should have come clean, but in the end it doesn’t matter because now he has to prove that he’s not the wrong man but the right one. So what if he’s not the man she’s expecting, she’s the one he’s been waiting for.
RELEASE DATE: March 3, 2020
I’ve been branded from the inside out, and every muscle in my body feels deliciously used.
I realize I might be just as insane as Braxton Adams, and I’m okay with that.
Not my first read by the author, she was my 3rd read every MANY MOONS AGO when I started reading and reading romance. Just so we are clear, I have read every single book of Aurora and re-read them plenty of times to know them like the back of my hand. So she is a #oneclick INSTA-READ author for me. This is something NEW and I am always excited for that from Aurora. New in a sense that it’s not an ‘insta love’ but a very intense amazing new type of Aurora’s writing.
Little about the characters: Dakota the heroine who is an amazing woman that went through a rough patch, being let down and disappointed by the one mans eh thought was the future. When she moves in with her brother Jamie WHO by the way IS FREAKING AMAZING I fell in love with him right away too. So here she is, new everything and agreed to go on a blind date even though she knows she isn’t ready but what the heck, why not. Braxton is our hero who is not only alpha, handsome, sexy, gravely voice, and in charge but a man who see’s what he wants and goes for it. This is a from HER POV only and the bits and pieces you get of the hero you will LOVE.
The way these two met might have been unconventional, but their connection very real and high. They both have to fight their own battles but can’t seem to keep away from one another. It’s just, their banter, the sizzling love, Brax might be a man of very few words but they are powerful, this story will suck you in, and the twist…I did not expect that. A very DARK and SEXY feel of this story. I can’t wait for more and wish there was more haha, hoping Jamie’s story comes very soon!!!!! I definitely need more like this writing from Aurora!
TOP 2020 MUST READ! Rating: ★★★★★ Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 Type: Book #1 Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY! ⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦
Rick Savage, but they call him Savage and for a reason. He can make you laugh and then rip your heart out. No one knows that more than me, Candace Marks, the woman he left bleeding from the heart. I loved him. Lord help me, I’ve never stopped loving him. Now, I’m engaged to another man, a brutal man I’m trapped into marrying, when to my shock, Savage returns home. Savage who I haven’t heard from in years. I want to hate him. I have every reason to hate him, but I can’t. I still love him and I fear he will save me just to leave me bleeding one last time. He stirs my desires, a dark, delicious, and dangerous man destined to hurt me and leave me. This time I’m not sure I’ll survive.
RELEASE DATE: December 17, 2019
“Why are you here, Rick Savage?”He fixes me in a deep blue stare, and I swear I’m drifting in a sea of this man’s making. “To meet you. I just didn’t know it yet.”
Not my first read by the author, the blurb in this is what caught my eye. Dark Romance lover and all! Also forewarning this is a cliffhanger…there are two more books to come.
Now without giving out too much, this is a dark romance…a very ROMANTIC dark romance that has a lot of beautiful scenes as well as sexy, passionate, hateful, love….it kind of is a full dark romance package. I was pleasantly surprised to have really enjoyed this, a lot!
There are back and forth parts, meaning, you get a look of the past and present. The heroine and hero are so beautiful together, when that is torn apart…even a decade can’t keep them apart…even though it just might kill them this time…will they be able to come back together? The cliffhanger is dramatic enough but book #2 takes off right where it ended. That’ll be another review, but definitely would recommend this start!
Rating: 4.5★ Romance: ♡♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 Type: Book #1 of Trilogy Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY! ⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦
For twelve long years, I’ve breathed, I’ve bled for only one thing… Revenge. Four men took something from me, something which can never be replaced. That one night changed the lives of so many and taught me that monsters are real. But I also learned I’m the biggest monster of them all. Nothing and no one will stand in my way of redemption because those men…they’re now three. The fourth—he is the reason they call me Bullseye. They can run, but sooner or later, I’ll find them, just as I did with their friend. They’re already dead…they just don’t know it yet. My plan was simple until I met her. A fierce tiger who had the power to break my heart. Lucky for me…she can’t break what’s already broken. I am no longer a man because the world is a jungle, and we’re all just animals—ready to tear one another apart.
RELEASE DATE: February 20, 2020
I wanted to thread my hands through her long hair and pull–hard–until she’s squirming begging me to stop. I want to bite her, bind her, mark her because her purity is contagious and I wonder if I can steal it to erase the tarnish burdening my soul.
Not my first read by the author nor last, I tell you that. I fell in love with Monica James’ books from the first book i picked up and it has just gotten better and better. Now this, this ladies and gents is THE RIGHT WAY to do a dark-romance! Also, p.s. don’t read this at the gym! Just satin’
“Moments later, the heavens pen and dump angel piss all over me. -Bull
I don’t know where to start with this but let’s start at the beginning, where out hero has waited 12 long years for his revenge. When he is free to plan his revenge, nothing can come in his way. He is ruthless, big, muscular, tattooed, experienced in surviving, a cold blooded man. A shell of his former self, something he thinks he deserve after everything.
In comes, no scratch that (pun intended) our heroine didn’t just walk in but split through that big door, shattering it to pieces. A broken woman only out looking to make better for her family, whatever the means. That’s all she has left after-all. She is someone that is feisty, strong, sassy, vulnerable and has a big heart she doesn’t believe in. When she runs into a man that has the most special eyes she has ever seen, covered in tattoos and a permanent scowl on his face…her savior. Except he isn’t the hero, he is the villain.
This is dark, savage, dangerous, murder, sex….in all the right places. The hero and heroine are a match made in hell, the circumstances will have you glued to the pages, it’s relatable, you’ll want to throw your kindle a few times, yet it captivates you like nothing else. I want to say that I was okay after the CLIFFHANGER and this book, BUT. I. AM. NOT. I have yet to pick up another book because I want to message the author and cry to give me more. What a heart wrenching ending to this book 😦 I can not wait for Book #2 it’s killing me….damn you anticipation!
A TOP 2020 MUST READ! Rating: ★★★★★ Romance: ♡♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 Type: Book #2 of Duo Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY! ⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦
Jennifer Spencer’s world was turned upside down when her Grandmother died and left her a diesel truck shop in northern Idaho. That would have been enough of a change, but her ownership means she must move North and live there for a year before she is able to sell it. Rob “Checkers” Lyng thought he had it all being the GM of a successful business and the knowledge that someday it would all be his. Then a city girl shows up who revs his engine and takes part of that away. He can’t deny his feelings for her, but she is temporary. They will have to figure out what the next year will bring, and maybe even forever.
RELEASE DATE: October 24, 2019
Not my first read by the author, and I have read Book #1 in this series as well. This was a lovely story! It involved my home state Idaho, the heroine is a sweet woman who moved to Idaho from Arizona after her grandma died, she actually inherited the local shop and in the will it states she must live in the state near the shop for a year before she can do anything with it. So she up’s her life, successful life I might add and moves. Only to be met with the hero who is a 6’5 beast of a man that is handsome, sexy and rugged. They clash right away because the hero was wanting to buy the shop and here this woman shows up claiming she now owns it.
Like I said earlier a very sweet story, I don’t want to give out to much. You do get a little of the enemy to and friends to, along with some swoon and beautiful romance.
Rating: ★★★★ Romance: ♡♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥 Type: Book #2 of Series Recommended: ☑ ⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦
It was just supposed to be one night. No kissing. No feelings. A wham-bam-thank-you-ma’am tangle in the sheets and we go our own ways. Only it’s a small town, and I was bound to run into the irresistible Porter Jones again. I just didn’t expect it to be at my job interview…which he’s conducting. Now the live-in nanny to his adorable seven-year-old daughter, I’m doing my best to avoid falling for his charms. Except it’s much harder than either of us anticipated. What’s a few romps between friends? No kissing. No feelings. Just fun. Sounds simple, right? Right…
RELEASE DATE: February 6, 2020
“Tell me about it. All I wanted last night was some pizza.” “And all you got was a pizzathis ass?” Her face scrunches up.“I can’t believe you just said that. I can’t believe I slept with a person who would eventhinkthat.” “You liked sleeping with me and youdoughn’tregret it even though I just said somethingcheesy.“
It’s been over twenty-hour hours since I last saw him but only a minute since I last thought about him.
Not my first read by this author, she is one of my absolute favorites! I also have read Book 1 & 2 in this series, LOVED both of them!! Been excited about this one!! You know when you read Teagan that you will get to be like part of the story, she transforms you in it…and laughter…lot’s of laughter…oh and cursing hahaha! In this case you also get an amazing little girl who will win your heart over in just a page. Well, to be fair she won my heart over in Book #2!
Porter, the hero is funny, handsome, arrogant, broody, so sexy and a great man. You get a little glimpse of him in the previous book and that is why I was so excited for his story. He is a man that never had anyone stick…therefore when he uprooted his whole life to be closer to his friends he isn’t expecting to find a woman who gave him a night of his life and also an employee…..again!
Doris aka Dory (yes like the fish) is a young woman fighting in the big world. She has been having some bad luck until one night at her favorite pizza place she runs into a stranger, well not run more like she stared really hard at him until he called her out on it. One night. No feelings. No kissing under any circumstance. Just sex. And well a job, but not because of the sex I promise *smirk*
This is a story of two people who both don’t trust themselves but have a pull to one another that they consciously don’t ignore but still in the back of the mind, they know that this can only lead to heartbreak. I don’t want to give out to much, honestly it was such a fun read. I loved all of them and especially them three together. The daughter is probably one of my favorites in this series along with Porter, something about his grumpy-handsome-ness…and all! Just in love with all this, if you want lighthearted read with a lot of laughter, banter and romance (and also the sexy time, good gosh there is no disappointment here on that *sizzling*)
A MUST READ! Rating: ★★★★★ Romance: ♡♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 Type: Book #3 of Series Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY! ⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦