This will be a bit different. My review will be right below the blurb of each story.
Title: Unraveled (Anthology)
Authors: Sara Fawkes, Julia Kent, Opal Carew, Vivi Anna, Cathryn Fox, Sarah Castille, Lauren Hawkeye, and Daire St. Denis
Publisher: Unraveled Group
Release Date: November 1, 2013
Buy Link: Amazon - it is only $2.97 as of December 15, 2013!
This book contains stories that may excite you, particularly if you like alpha males, singly or in pairs, who will use any and every means possible to realize a woman's darkest fantasies and most hidden desires, from commands to cuffs, and from ropes to ribbons.18+
YOURS TO TAKE by New York Times Bestselling Author Cathryn Fox
Revenge takes on a sexy twist when a powerhouse lawyer is stripped of her control by the handsome multi-millionaire she once took down in the courtroom.
REVIEW: This was quite the story. Quinn was a Dom and Rebecca was the woman he wanted to submit to him. Rebecca was a lawyer who won a case against Quinn. As a millionaire, Quinn didn't have much to lose, and he also owned an island. Taking Rebecca there was a risk, but it was something he was willing to take. It got even more interesting when Quinn ordered Rebecca to be completely nude for the entire weekend - his servants be damned. That must have been completely nerve wracking! This story was very short and not as memorable as the others. I think it was because the characters only had a weekend to themselves.
YIELD TO ME by New York Times Bestselling Author Sarah Castille
An ambitious MMA fighter struggles to resist her attraction to the dangerously sexy fight coach who awakens in her secret desires that could destroy her fighting career.
REVIEW: Ah yes, one of my favorite authors. So far, Ms. Castille haven't failed to tease me with such steamy stories... Until now. Don't get me wrong, this story was great, but it didn't have the same earth-shattering, bothersome steamy scenes that Against the Ropes and Barely Undercover had. I'm not sure if it was because the story was short, or that the characters didn't have enough time to develop. Despite that, I loved how open Jax was. As an alpha male, it wasn't the norm for him to be so honest and vulnerable, but he was. I liked that about him.
COMPLETE ABANDON by New York Times Bestselling Author Julia Kent
Six months after having her baby, Laura finds that her relationships have cooled, even as her naughty desires heat up her eReader. When their best friends take the baby for an overnight, Mike and Dylan show Laura just how alpha they can both be, as Laura surrenders herself to them with complete abandon.
REVIEW: A threesome - oh my. This story has the classic woman who was insecure about the way she looked, while the two men in her life couldn't care less. I absolutely LOVED the way the characters talked to each other, especially Josie and Alex. I was glad that I got to meet them and enjoy their little escapades aside from Mike, Dylan, and Laura.
Mike: "You can't just drop virgin princesses and butt plugs into a conversation and not explain."
Josie: "Sure I can! Especially with a menu like this to distract us."
Dylan: "Want one of everything? The homemade mac 'n cheese made with lobster and asiago," he moaned.
Another thing I enjoyed was Dylan's apparent impulse issues. He had absolutely NO CONTROL! That was just so adorable. He sounded so cute!
Mike: "I say order one of everything from those books and see what happens."
Dylan: "You realize you're talking to a guy with nearly unlimited money and zero impulse control?"
Mike: "You realize you are talking to a guy who has had sex twice in six months?"
Dylan: "What are we wasting time talking for, then? Let's start clicking."
I also enjoyed that the book mentioned real authors, making me believe that everyone mentioned were the author's favorite writers :) The author even referred to their stories as "crack for romance lovers". How awesome is that!
THREE LITTLE WORDS by New York Times Bestselling Author Lauren Hawkeye
Two years ago serious law student Malachi Hunter broke wild child Adele Cavanaugh's heart. When Mal is thrown back into her life... and she meets Dorian Marshall, a bad boy with a soft spot for her... Adele doesn't know how to choose just one when they both help to ease her pain.
REVIEW: This story caught me off guard the most. I thought it was going to short and sweet. Two lovers find each other, they fight, they lose contact, and they meet again. Nope, not the case. Adele and Mal's story was great and hot and sexy. However, things didn't quite work out. Mal was young and stupid, and Adele experienced something extremely life-changing. Enter Dorian. He was the lead singer of the band "Three Little Words". Given that, he was irresistibly sexy.
Dorian: Picking up the cookie, I broke off a small piece. It must have just come out of the oven, because it was still warm. I took a bite then, as I swallowed, held the remainder up to Adele's lips. "My mama always said I needed to share."
Dorian met Mal at a frat party, and somehow, a couple years later, they ended up as roommates. This is when things started getting unpredictable for me. At one point, I wondered if Mal or Dorian were bisexual! You'll have to read the book to find out for sure.
Mal: "Not all of us are into rock star orgies, you pervert."
On his way out of the room, Dorian passed behind the couch. Laying his hand on (Mal's) shoulder, he leaned in to speak directly into (his) ear.
Dorian: "There's a pervert in all of us, mate. Some just hide it better than others."
Without spoiling anything, let's just say this story is HOT, HOT, HOT. So much sex, so much love, so much incredible story. Oh! I also enjoyed Dorian's little encounter with an orange cat. Let's just say the cat had other reasons to purr ;)
TAKEN BY STORM by New York Times Bestselling Author Opal Carew
Jessica doesn't like to take risks, but when she's almost run over by a red hot rock musician named Storm on his motorcycle, she realizes that some risks are worth taking.
REVIEW: So far, this was my favorite. What can I say, I'm a sucker for badass bikers with tattoos...and spiked hair. Something about that just sounds so sexy. Jessica agreed with me on that. At first, she was scared, and it was understandable. However, Storm quickly remedied that idea. He was so sweet and the complete opposite of his stereotype. I couldn't believe it. I was waiting for a big conflict to happen. There was a conflict, but it wasn't that big. Overall, Storm was just absolutely wonderful and Jessica was one lucky woman! Ms. Carew is definitely on my favorite author radar!
Review for the rest of the stories below will come soon in a different post!
HOW TO CHOOSE A COWBOY by New York Times Bestselling Author Daire St. Denis
When Tessa Savage is forced to choose between two hunky cowboys while vacationing at the Lazy L Dude Ranch, she finds herself at a loss; the Marlboro Man look-a-like or the fun-loving exhibitionist. Help Tessa decide in this smokin' hot interactive tale.
THE VAMPIRE DESIGN by New York Times Bestselling Author Vivi Anna
A naive young artist travels through Europe searching for the most infamous painter ever to live... who also happens to be a 300 year old vampire.
ANYTHING HE WANTS: ATONEMENT by New York Times Bestselling Author Sara Fawkes
Jeremiah and Lucy have been through the fire and barely escaped with their lives, but can their love survive the real world?