Wednesday, May 30, 2012

REVIEW: Knight by Kristen Ashley

Title: Knight
Author: Kristen Ashley
Date Published: 4/8/12

Anya Gage has learned that to get anything good in life, you have to work for it. She has no expectations, no dreams.

Then she finds herself at a party where she doesn’t want to be and she meets Knight.

Knight Sebring knows who he is, what he wants and what he likes. And he gets it. But he never expected something as sweet as Anya Gage to wander into his bedroom during a party he did not expect to be having to borrow his phone.

Knight tries to leave Anya to the life she deserves of white picket fences and a man who watches football on Sundays – good, normal and clean. But when Anya comes to his nightclub and finds herself in a situation, he knows someone has to look after her, he can’t fight it anymore and he decides that man will be him.

Knight teaches Anya that, just as with the bad, in life you should also expect the good. And he teaches her this by giving it to her.

But Knight has a dark past and just as he desires Anya for exactly who she is, he fears when she finds out exactly the man he has become and always intends to be, she’ll leave him for good, normal and clean.

My Rating:

My Review:
As far as Kristen Ashley books go, this one is a little different.While she is known for her ALPHA males, this is her first book where she introduces us to a DOMINANT male lead. There are some aspects of BDSM in this one.

I for one am not put off by BDSM in the least. Their D/s dynamic is a little different than most, but I think it really worked for them.

Knight is a mystery, he has a secret and thinks his past and who he is will not be good enough for Anya. 

Anya is one of my favorite female leads, she is so incredibly likable and I found myself entering her head so easily. 

The chemistry between these two is off the charts. The sex scenes are scorching! I don't know if it was the added BDSM element or what but, WOW! 

Note To Followers

This Blog May seem like the Kristen Ashley show for a little bit.

I have reviews coming for:

Rock Chick Series
Play It Safe
Heaven and Hell
More from the Dream Man Series
More from the Colorado Mountain Series.

; )

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

(ARC) REVIEW: Bared to You by Sylvia Day

Title: Bared to You (Crossfire #1)
Author: Sylvia Day
Date Published: 4/3/12
Source: ARC copy from Publisher

Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness—beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I'd never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily...

Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other's most private wounds... and desires.

The bonds of his love transformed me, even as I prayed that the torment of our pasts didn't tear us apart

My Rating: 5 STEAMS


My Review:
I received this (ARC) copy a month ago and if I would have paid attention to what it was, I would have read it AS SOON AS I GOT IT! 

Well, I can pretty much say if you are a fan of the Fifty Shades series, you will probably like this. 
I absolutely loved Fifty Shades and books like it, so I was thrilled to find that this one was along the same level.

Bared to you is different in the aspect that both the male and female characters are for lack of a better term, "screwed up". There is even a supporting character who has issues. I personally love books where the characters have inner demons to conquer.

This book is HOT! My goodness, there is a LOT of stuff going on. You do have D/s elements, but more in a control way then actual BDSM practices... if that makes sense. 

I hated that this book ended. I just want to read the rest of the series NOW! Looks like I will be not so patiently awaiting Deeper in You to come out in October!