Thursday, June 16, 2016

5 Clock Review .....Cream of the Crop: The Hudson Valley Series by Alice Clayton..... Review by Dawn




Manhattan’s It Girl, Natalie Grayson, has it all: she’s a hot exec at a leading advertising firm, known industry-wide for her challenging and edgy campaigns. She’s got a large circle of friends, a family that loves her dearly, and her dance card is always full with handsome eligible bachelors. What else could a modern gal-about-town wish for? The answer, of course, is...cheese.

Natalie’s favorite part of each week is spending Saturday morning at the Union Square Farmer’s Market, where she indulges her love of all things triple cream. Her favorite booth also indulges her love of all things handsome. Oscar Mendoza, owner of the Bailey Falls Creamery and purveyor of the finest artisanal cheeses the Hudson Valley has to offer, is tall, dark, mysterious, and a bit oblivious. Or so she thinks. But that doesn’t stop Natalie from fantasizing about the size of his, ahem, milk can.

Romance is churning, passion is burning, and something incredible is rising to the top. Could it be...love?



I often want to kick myself for waiting so long between my Alice Clayton books! 
THIS IS FANTASTIC!!!! The story of Oscar and Natalie is just so many things... 
its sexy, its funny, its empowering to women!!!! I fell in love with the setting the sub characters, Chad and Logan gah, I just want to hang out with them. Roxie and Leo are just so much fun and little Polly and her swear jar!!! It is rich in characters, as well as story.
I found Natalie to be in inspiration. Her self acceptance and flirtatious nature just made me want and long to be friends with her. She is an amazing leading lady! I can honestly say that I am a changed woman after reading this story. I am no longer going to focus on all my flaws and instead, I am going to embrace them and ROCK IT! Her story is like many of us Curvy girls story, (well maybe a little less sex...) overcoming ones self is often the hardest hurdle. She is easily in my TOP 5 leading ladies of all time!!!!Oscar, holy cow <--- (see what I did there?) He was described in such detail I have the perfect picture of him, and me likey! A man of few words, but those words are often very meaningful and usually very humorous. He is a man with a big heart and sometimes that leads to misunderstandings. Oscar and Natalie take the saying a "roll in the hay" to a whole new level and it is delicious. His infatuation with Natalie's posterior, is hilarious! The banter between these two is nothing less than , AMAZING! Ms. Clayton has a way with words and I ate each and everyone of them up!!!
This is such a sexy story and when I say "sexy" I mean holy hell, get me a fan and a glass of ice cold water!!!! What makes it even sexier is Natalie and her confidence. She is a curvy girl and makes no apologizes for it. Natalie is more of a "real" woman  and that made me connect with her in a way I never have with a leading lady. We need more Natalie's in the romance genre. She needs to be the new norm!!!  

BRAVO and CONGRATULATIONS to Alice Clayton on writing a Phenomenal story that needed to be told.    
I am hooked on this series and look forward to book 3 !!!!


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Friday, May 13, 2016

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Realization hit me like a ton of bricks.
I was never a choice.
I was not even in the running.
I was never good enough.

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Shane and Anyse have been friends for years.  They know everything there is to know about each other except for one thing.  They insist on keeping their feelings for each other bottled up.  Shane is a love life kind of guy.  Anyse is a stubborn as nails kind of girl.  Together, they are a force to be reckoned with.   They love unconditionally and give their hearts freely. Fate intercedes and forces them together in a whirlwind of struggles.  There doesn’t seem to be an end in sight to all the ugliness coming their way.  Will they finally admit how they feel toward each other or will it be too late?  Will they be able to overcome the odds and live out their dreams of happiness? 

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Honor Me, Men of Inked Book 6 by Chelle Bliss......Review by Dawn

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City & Suzy are back!
I had everything I ever wanted—a wife, a kid, with two more on the way. I was living the American dream. After the babies were born, we hit a rough patch. I did everything to prove my love, to show Suzy that nothing was more important than her. After some work and a lot of time, we found our groove again. Just when life had evened out, a familiar enemy came back to haunt us. It wasn’t my past that followed us, but my brother’s. When the danger gets too close, I’ll do anything to defend my family. There’s nothing more important than the people I love, and I’ll protect what’s mine—even if it costs me my life.
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First off, who is totally thrilled that our favorite family The Gallo's are back? ME ME ME! I love this family! OK now that is out of the way, can we just relish the fact that we keep getting amazing books from Author Chelle Bliss. I thought she was done with The Men of Inked guys, I thought all the stories had been told. NOPE! She takes us back to the two who started it all. Joe "City" and Suzy Gallo. Reading this book was like going home... visiting the family once again.
I laughed out loud reading Suzy being pregnant with twins and the birth scene was HILARIOUS! But was was so heartwarming for me was getting to see that sometimes your HEA is not always so happy. Suzy's journey with Postpartum Depression was something that we do not see much of in this genre, it was handled beautifully. City's battle with trying to understand it is something I think many men go through. He wanted to just fix it, men do that, they fix things... It was just such a great point in the story.

Thomas's past comes back to haunt the entire Gallo clan.This is when the Gallo's thrive, protecting their women and families. The Men gather come up with a plan and close ranks. There is a beautiful friendship that develops be Suzy and Frisco, I really enjoyed that. With the men trying to protect the family the women starting to feel like cages animals... Izzy, will not take this laying down. I loved the banter between this rich cast of characters. I laugh, cry and sit on the edge of my seat waiting to see what happens next!

City is his normal sexy self. Doing things to try and prove his love and attraction is still very much alive for Suzy, sends them to do things out of the norm for them... and HONEY! IT'S HOT! They find ways to make it work, just like we all do. This is such a believable story line.. Marriage is work, do the work and it WORKS!

I love this series and hope we get to revisit The Gallos from time to time! BRAVO 

5 clock read for me!!!!!!!!!! 

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Suzy glared at me. "What's this we shit? I'm the one with two aliens inside of me, trying to claw their way out of my body. I'm the only one pushing them out of my tiny vagina. Not you. Not her. Me!" She waved her hands frantically in the air. "I'm the one doing everything while you sit there calm, sexy, and without your body splitting in two. I'm going to be the one tearing wide open as I push two humans and their giant Gallo heads out of my body." She collapsed, gasping for air, and closed her eyes. I bit my lip. Pregnant Suzy was unpredictable, but in-labor Suzy was just downright scary. "I know, sugar. You're doing all the hard work. I'm just here to cheer you on and support you." Her nostrils flared and her eyes grew wide when she glanced up. "Support me? If you want to support me, you'll never knock me up again. You want to cheer me on?" She rolled her eyes and made a noise low in her throat. "Stop fucking talking." I braced myself, waiting for her head to do a 360. I brought my mouth right next to her ear. "My sweet little wife, you beg for my cock every day. It takes two to tango, sweetheart. I didn't put you in that bed." I lowered my voice further, whispering, "Your sweet little cunt did." She closed her eyes again and moaned. "You're just too damn good. I can't keep my hands to myself. It's still your fault, my dear husband." I couldn't hold it in any longer. I burst into laughter. "Now, I fuck you too good?" "Yes!" she screeched, pounding her fist on the crappy, plastic hospital bed. "If you weren't so good at it, I wouldn't be lying here right now." Just as I was about to reply, the nurse walked in. "I hear someone is ready to push." Her voice was so chipper, kind of like my wife's used to sound like before pregnancy. "Are we excited?" she asked, moving a tray of instruments next to the foot of the bed. "I just want this over. I'm so freaking uncomfortable." "That makes two of us," I muttered and nodded at the nurse with a fake smile on my face before leaning over and kissing Suzy's forehead. "Ready, sugar?"
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Chelle Bliss, USA Today Bestselling author, currently lives in a small town near the Gulf of Mexico. She's a full-time writer, time-waster extraordinaire, social media addict, and coffee fiend. Currently she's written a dozen books in three different series. She loves spending her free time with her boyfriend, 2 cats, and hamster.
Before becoming a writer, Chelle taught high school history for over ten years. She holds a master's degree in Instructional Technology and a bachelor's in history. Although history is her first love, writing has become her dream job and she can't imagine doing anything else.
 
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They say in order to find yourself you have to go home.
What if home was what you're running from?
Where did that leave you?
Always on the other side of the fence.
Always looking in.
Always wishing you were someone you couldn't be.
Until one day you meet her.
The one.
She was my high, but she was also...

My demise.




Colors blended together making it hard to focus on one thing. I blinked a few times and just like that…
I saw her face.
As if she was standing right in front of me.
Smiling.
Happy.
Laughing.
My whole world…
My girl.
I felt my lips curl up slightly at the vision as I reached out for her. Wanting to touch her, needing to hold her, yearning to kiss her. Craving, God, craving to fucking love her.
“I’m sorry,” I murmured out loud to no one but the illusion of my drug-infested mind. “I’m so fucking sorry,” I repeated repentantly, longing for her to believe me.
Aching for her to love me again like she used to.
I don’t know how long I sat there, staring at her beautiful face before my eyes, subconsciously rubbing the tattooed key that was placed over my heart. I couldn’t take it anymore, and the desire won over the haze.
It was too powerful.
It was too vivid.
I grabbed my phone. “Baby,” I said into the speaker. The ringing quickly followed, going straight to voicemail. I hung up and tried again. “Baby,” I urged with desperation in my tone.
Still nothing.
I tried again and again and again.
I would try until the end of time if that’s what it took for her to answer.
To talk to me.
To save me.
To crave me.
Time just seemed to standstill, as my life slowly played out in front of me. Trying to balance in between the light and the darkness when all I could see was gray.
“What?!” she screamed into the phone, finally answering after I don’t know how many failed attempts. “What the hell do you want now?”
“Mi cielo.” I breathed a sigh of relief.
She ignored my term of endearment. I hadn’t called her that in such a long time.
My heaven.
“What do you want, Austin? Why are you calling me? We’re over! I can’t do this anymore!”  
I shut my eyes and let my mind wonder, allowing it to go to another place in time where she didn’t hate me.
“I remember the first time I made you smile,” I chuckled, as if it had just happened.
My nerves were on fire. The mere sound of her breathing through the phone was too intense for me. I licked my lips, my mouth suddenly dry.
“I remember when you used to smile just for me. Do you remember, baby? Do you remember what my love feels like?”
I heard her faintly breathing.
“Do you remember my hands on you? My lips? My tongue? The first time I made you come with my mouth? Do you remember all the times since? Tell me I’m not forgotten. Tell me you remember, baby.”
Silence.
“I love you, Briggs. I love you so fucking much. You’re killing me, don’t you see that? I’m dying without you.”
“No, Austin. You were dying with me,” she rasped, knowing that it killed her to say that.
“The first time I saw your face, I thought to myself, damn, this beautiful girl is goin’ to be the death of me. You were perfect in every way. I was a cocky son of a bitch who needed you then, as much as I need you now.” 
More silence.
“I had a dream about you, baby. I always fucking dream about you. In my dream you had a ring on your finger. A ring I put there. You belonged to me. Only mine. Forever fucking mine. You were pregnant, Briggs. You looked so goddamn happy. I saw light at the end of the tunnel for the first time in years.”
She sniffled into the phone.
“I made love to you. Slow, just the way you love. Taking my time to touch every last inch of your body. Memorizing every last bit of you. Making you come until you begged me to stop. I didn’t.”
“I can’t—” she tried to interject, but I didn’t let up.
“I kissed your stomach. Our baby. Letting my lips linger there, whispering sweet lullabies, letting her know daddy will always be there. Baby, it was so real. For a second I gave you the one thing you so desperately wanted, the one thing I can’t give you.”


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Saturday, April 30, 2016

APRIL READING..... DAWN








APRIL READING 







Top Bottom Switch by Chelle Bliss
Dirty Dix by Monica James
Wicked Dix by Monica James
This is LOVE baby by K. Webster
Rhythm Chord & Malykhin by Mariana Zapata 
and a reread of one of my favorites...
Motorcycle Man by Kristen Ashley 


5 clock reads each of them. I experienced what I can only describe as a tornado of emotions... Shock, heart break, horror, laughter, falling in love, falling out of love, hurting for our beloved leads and finally getting our HEA!!!!  I highly recommend each of these amazing books !