Genre: Contemporary

Whipped by Alex Lux

Whipped (Hitched #2) by Alex Lux

I received a Kindle copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive monetary compensation for reading and writing about it. While this is a series, the books can be read as stand alone. There’s no cliffhanger, just sex. And lots of it. That said, this is for mature audiences only. If you’re below 18, please know better and stay away from this book. ūüėÄ Vi was a dominatrix who now owns a sex toy shop in Vegas. She also happens to be looking for a new roommate. I bet you can imagine where this is going. Like Hitched, I enjoyed reading this one too. It’s light, sexy, and very hot! As previously mentioned, Vi was a dominatrix but she left that kind of job to start her own business with her good friend Zoe. They put up a sex toy shop in Vegas. Sex sells, so why not sell sex toys? She also just broke up with her submissive boyfriend and have sworn off dating for a while. Since she can’t afford to pay for rent on her own, she started looking for a new roommate. Lachlan is a male stripper who plans to leave the business to establish an after-school center for teens. He has such a big heart which would make you fall head over heels. He’s thoughtful, hot, sexy, passionate, and a total sweetie. His story reminds me of Magic Mike a lot. There’s more to the stripper than just offering his body for pleasure, you know. He signed up to be Vi’s roommate because he figured he could save a lot and finally start his dream of opening a center for teens. While the story was good, I thought it was idiotic for a former dominatrix who loves sex to take in a male stripper as a roommate if she’s steering clear off of men. It’s like she expected (maybe subconsciously) to have sex with the good-looking, very hot sex god every single day. SHE HAD IT COMING. And yes she came, multiply times. Hahahahaha ;P The story is written in alternating 3rd person POVs. Although sometimes there are parts that felt like the protagonist is speaking to you. Like the first book, this one was easy to grasp and can be consumed in one sitting. I like that it can be hot and sexy without having to go into details of how they had sex. It’s pretty straightforward.

Hitched by Alex Lux

Hitched (Hitched #1) by Alex Lux

I received a Kindle copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive monetary compensation for reading and writing a review. WARNING: This book is for mature audiences only. It contains a lot of sex and swearing¬†not suitable for people under 18. I normally don’t review erotica-ish books on my blog but I thought I might as well do since I’ve started reading the genre anyway.¬†The first full-length book with a similar theme that I read is Fifty Shades of Grey, and I didn’t even read that, I listened to the audiobook because I couldn’t stand the writing style. Plus, it’s porn. So I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from this, but I have read previous works of Alex Lux¬†so I know that this would be better written than FSOG. The cover, in my opinion, is simple but eye catching. The sultry red lips drew me in, that’s one of the reasons I read this book. Because yes, I judge a book by its cover. Kacie has a strong personality and is a woman who knows what she wants. She runs a small business with her twin brother, Tate, which is doing really well. They organize bachelor/bachelorette parties in Las Vegas. One night at a party, Kacie got drunk and wasted, and woke up with a¬†stranger in her bed. She later realized that she got married the night before to a VERY HOT DOCTOR. Sebastian Donovan is Dr. Sexy. He’s the perfect ideal guy. A pediatric heart surgeon who happens to have all the time in the world for Kacie. He’s sweet, sexy, and super hot. While Kacie insisted that they get an annulment as soon as possible, Dr Sexy propositioned that they give their marriage a “test run” for the whole summer before making hasty decisions like the one they just did. LOL. Can you see where this is going? Sebastian was into Kacie, that one is certain. I really don’t understand why she’s rejecting him. It’s not like he’s an unemployed loser wannabe, he’s a hot single doctor who’s doing everything he can to have Kacie. Okay, it seems creepy on some level but still, in this fictional world we’re working with, this is like the perfect deal! What more could a girl ask for?¬†I would probably pretend to not like the idea, but will definitely stay with the hot doctor who wants no one else but me, right? Right? Other characters are¬†Tate, Kacie’s handsome, sexy, womanizing twin brother. Despite all the womanizing, he’s still a sweet brother and good friend. And¬†Vi, Kacie and Tate’s BFF who happens to be a dominatrix by profession and pleasure, and a very reliable friend. The story is told in Kacie’s POV, but written in the 3rd¬†person. It is easy to read and can be finished in one sitting. The sex scenes are straightforward and doesn’t¬†go much into details, but still¬†left me hot and bothered.¬†It’s an enjoyable read that will surely send tingles Read more

Only A Kiss by Ines Bautista-Yao

Only A Kiss by Ines Bautista-Yao

Only A Kiss is written by Ines Bautista-Yao, a Filipina, and I am so happy to be part of this book tour.I featured this the other day and posted an excerpt which you can find by clicking here.Aside from my review, there is also a giveaway at the end of this post. Initial ThoughtsI have always wanted to find and promote quality YA themed books by Filipino authors, I know there a lot now and the industry is booming with success. I signed up for this not only to promote Filipino authors but because I think this is something right up my preferred reading material. The CoverLook at how pretty that cover is. I love it! The colors blend well and the artwork is beautiful. I was told it was designed by Ebony Paguia, @handslovepapers at Instagram. The PlotIf I described the plot, I would end up spoiling the story. The CharactersKatie is bossy, but she loves her best friend Chris to bits. She had plans for her future with Chris’ older brother since they were 9. It was cute. Chris is a nice guy turned heartbreaking hottie. He‚Äôs sweet and always has Katie‚Äôs back.

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Fault In Our Stars was something I didn’t really want to read. It seemed like a very sad book, felt like it was heavy and would bring out all the #feels. What made me read it was its popularity and finding out that the movie was coming out soon. Also, it seemed like everybody has already read it and are raving about how good it is. So I got myself an ebook copy. I liked the cover because it’s blue. And simple. And it actually called out to me when I first saw it at the book store. After reading the blurb, I wasn’t really interested because I knew how it was going to end. Hazel Grace is dying. It’s a miracle that she’s alive. She goes to support group and where she meets Augustus, who was there for his friend. There was an attraction and sweet moments and romance and you’ll feel sad because you know there’s really no happy ending here, but you keep reading. There’s a grand gesture where, as a reader, makes you fall in love with Augustus, like Hazel Grace. They’re perfect for each other, they have to be because one or both of them would die in the end. Their conversations are too perfect, too deep, a lot of big words are thrown out there that I had to use the built-in dictionary to find out its meaning. Not that I recall what they are and like I’d ever use them in my conversations. There’s now a thing when I read books where the main character puts a cigarette in his mouth but doesn’t light it, and in my head, I would go, “it’s a metaphor.” Spoilers ahead if you haven’t read or seen the movie yet. I knew Augustus would die. Hazel Grace can’t just drop dead and then who would tell the story? It would be like her favorite book, Imperial Afflictions. But even after knowing he would die, it didn’t stop the tears. I was not able to pace myself for the end and I cried like I was Hazel Grace and lost the love of my life. I guess one of the things that bothered me a bit was the time they had sex. Hazel Grace already has a hard time breathing on her own right? Even with the oxygen tank, it’s not easy. And then they go and have sex. Wouldn’t that have made it harder for her? IDK. I guess it just proves that if there’s a will, there’s a way. Lol