Cate Bellerose – Teach Me (Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway)

Teach Me by Cate Bellerose

Source: Review by Request
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

To keep her safe, I have to push her away.

Amber’s smart, sexy and too damn stubborn for her own good. This job isn’t what she thinks, and working with me is dangerous. I try to keep my distance, but she keeps coming back and every time it gets harder to let her go.

I can’t always be there to protect her, but how can I push her away, when all I want to do is tie her down and make her mine?

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Eric. My hero. My adversary. My weakness.

He roars into my life on his bike, driving me crazy. One moment he chases me away, the next he’s tying me up and making me scream with pleasure. I don’t know his secret, but no way will I let him scare me off without a fight. Not now that he’s let me in.

I’ll keep coming back until he figures out what he really needs.

Me.

Teach Me is a steamy romance novella that contains sordid and explicit depictions of sexual activity by consenting adults in a BDSM setting, and is for adults only. It is a standalone story with no cliffhangers.

Me.

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Hump Day: Brendon J Riley

Happy Hump Day!

Congratulations, you’ve made it half way through the week!
Here at the blog, we like to celebrate Wednesdays by objectifying an attractive male.

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Lili St. Germain – Seven Sons

Seven Sons (Gypsy Brothers, #1) Seven Sons by Lili St. Germain

Series: Gypsy Brothers #1
Source: Personal Library
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

My father was most certainly NOT an innocent man. As the leader of the Gypsy Brothers MC, he was guilty of many things. But he died for a crime that he didn’t commit, framed by an enemy within who then stole his club and everything he had ever worked to protect.

Including my innocence.

When Dornan Ross framed my father, he set into motion a series of events that could never be undone. My father was murdered by Dornan Ross and his sons when I was fifteen years old.

Before my father died, Dornan Ross and his seven sons stole my innocence, branded my skin and in doing so, ensured that their lives would be prematurely cut short. That they would suffer.

I’ve just turned twenty-one, and I’m out for blood. I’m out for revenge.

But I didn’t expect to fall for Jase, the youngest brother in the club.

I didn’t expect that he would turn my world upside down, yank my heart out of my chest and ride away into the sunset with it.

Now, I’m faced with an impossible choice – Jase, or avenging my fathers death?

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Disappointing…

(Some mild spoilers and a lot of cursing in this review)

I was all hopped up on the description of this book.
Excited about the potential…

A girl fighting to avenge her father…
A corrupt Motorcycle Club…
A tragic loss of innocence plants a seed for revenge..
She will rise like a phoenix from the ashes!!!!

Then I was completely let down.

I’m not sure what happened with this book… So many of the elements should have come together to form a great story, but something was missing.

THE GOOD STUFF:

The tragic past of Juliette Portland (aka Sammi)…
There were a ton of dark moments which reminded Julz of her mission…
There was some decent sex if you can get over the serious ICK factor…
Also on the up-side, this book was free & a very short read… I think it might have taken me a bit longer than usual because I can’t read while rolling my eyes…

THE ROUGH STUFF:

As much as I adore fiction (and letting myself slip into a fantasy land) you will never ever convince me that a victim of gang rape is going to go looking for the ringleader of her attack & let him fuck her over a desk within the first 15 minutes of seeing him…

That was my first clue that Juliette Portland was a poor planner of revenge. That was her Plan A! Of course it doesn’t take long for her to figure out that maybe she should have had a better plan… But by that time I was less interested in Juliette getting her revenge, my focus was on watching the epic train wreck she was creating.

Also, in the description of this book, we were promised that she was going to fall for the youngest son & that was supposed to be a major complication… That didn’t happen… Unless not hating someone somehow translates to love

Read at your own risk, folks. I doubt I’ll be buying the next book when it comes out.

Tina Folsom – Thomas’s Choice

Thomas's Choice (Scanguards Vampires, #8)Thomas’s Choice by Tina Folsom
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Series: Scanguards Vampires #8
Source: Personal Library
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Scanguards vampire and master of mind control Thomas has mentored newbie vampire Eddie for over a year-and been in love with him for just as long. But he believes that his love will never be reciprocated.

While patrolling San Francisco for evil vampires, Eddie kisses Thomas as a diversionary tactic and is shaken to the core by his reaction. He’s terrified of his sexual attraction to his mentor and afraid that moving forward and giving into his desires will destroy the relationship they have.

When hurt and disappointment about Eddie’s inability to commit leads Thomas onto a dark path that spells destruction for all those he loves, only Eddie can pull him back from the brink of eternal darkness. But does Eddie have the courage to face his true feelings in time to save the man who’s meant for him?

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Book eight in the Scanguards Vampires series features everyone’s favorite IT genius & Master of Mind Control – Thomas, whose story has been progressing since the first book in the series, Samson’s Lovely Mortal

One of the (Many) strengths of this series, is that we have a core collection of main characters, and their development progresses throughout all of the books, so we never lose touch with any of our favorite players.

I am a major fan of the Scanguards Vampires series, and of the Author Tina Folsom… It would be a stretch to say that Thomas has been my favorite character throughout the series, but I HAVE been anxiously awaiting his book.

We know that is heart was broken by Milo in the first book of the series, in fact, he was nearly killed by his corrupted lover, but chose to have mercy and banish Milo rather than kill him… That was the moment I realized I wanted Thomas to have his own book, his own chance at love and contentment… But I had to wait until book eight?!?! Oh Tina Folsom, you sure know how to tease a reader, because Thomas’s story was evolving bit by bit in each previous book.
– We learned of his maniacal Sire
– We found out he has badass Mindcontrol powers
– We discovered he is constantly on the cutting edge of Vampire technology
– He agreed to mentor Eddie
– And we were there in Oliver’s Hunger when Eddie discovered that Thomas had feelings for him…

It is Thomas’s relationship with Eddie that is the focus of Thomas’s Choice, and the reader gets to enjoy a more detailed look into Thomas’s past. The events surrounding his turning were a treat to read.


This book certainly seemed to have more suspense than its predecessors, and less of the witty banter I’ve come to expect from the series. Folsom was also comparatively tame in her sex scenes – I can’t help but wonder if she was nervous about alienating her regular readers who have become fans of her previous 7 MF Romances…

If I’m being honest, I was worried that Thomas would never receive his own book due to reluctance to produce a MM Romance in the midst of a series which never featured a homosexual couple as the main focus in any of the books…

However, the increasing popularity of MM Romances among male and female readers alike is a good omen for the genre!

That said, Thomas & Eddie’s story was just lovely, and a great addition to the series… I’ll certainly be reading book 9 when it comes out!

Also, I have a prediction for book 9: Cain hooks up with the British Bartender, and she becomes his mate…