Happy weekend everyone! I have found myself in the predicament of reading a lot faster than I am reviewing and because of that I am WAY behind on recommending some books to you! So without further ado here is a little review/recap of some of the books I have DEVOURED this past month.
Series: Songs of Submission
Author: CD Reiss
- Beg #1
- Tease #2
- Submit #3
- Control #4
- Burn #5
- Resist #6
- Sing #7
I have had this series on my TBR for a while now and I can see what all the fuss is about. Recommended for fans of Fifty Shades (E.L. James) , CrossFire (Sylvia Day), Original Sinners (Tiffany Reisz), and Blind Obsession (Ella Frank), this series is intriguing, sexy and well written. There are 7 primary books that are novella length and 4 short stories in this series. But don’t let size fool you because the plot and characters pack a ton of depth. Monica and Jonathan are two of the most fascinating and layered characters I have read. Their interactions with one another are not only sexy but very emotional. The last book in this series (Sing #7) had me in tears. Plus the secondary characters (especially a few of Jonathan Drazen’s sisters that will be featured in their own standalone spinoffs) hold their own and bring complexity to this series.
At the time of this post the first book Beg #1 is FREE on Amazon but I suggest picking up the 3 book bundles (Sequence 1 and Sequence 2) as it is cheaper and they combination of books reads as a full length novel.
***You do NOT need to read Songs of Submission to read Spin***
Mafia capo, Antonio Spinelli blew through my orderly life like a cyclone.
Gorgeous and passionate, with a breathtaking brutality, he put me under his spell the moment he touched me, drawing me into his underworld of risk, violence and betrayal.
And I found, just as this sophisticated savage didn’t trust me, I didn’t trust myself. Something happened to me. Some alchemy from the heat between us.
I discovered I was a savage, too.
I’m not done with CD Reiss just yet! I read this AFTER I read Songs of Submission and while you do NOT need to read that series before you start this book I was happy that I did because I had a better feel of characters previously seen in SoS. This story follows Jonathan’s sister, Theresa and Mafia capo, Antonio Spinelli. CD Reiss manages to yet again write another panty-melting book that revolves around one of my favorite themes ever, the Mafia. In comparison to other Mafia-themed books it wasn’t my favorite BUT for what it lacks it makes up for in some pretty scorching scenes between Theresa and Antonio. I enjoyed the fast paced plot and the connection between the two main characters.
Author: Alessandra Torre
- Blindfolded Innocence #1
- Diary of Brad de Luca #1.5
- Masked Innocence #2
Alessandra Torre is not an author that shies away from unconventional story lines and the Innocence series is no different. I wasn’t initially a fan of the heroine, Julia Campbell, but her character grew leaps and bounds in Masked Innocence. And Brad de Luca ::fans self off:: He is a cocky, arrogant, and dangerous man with a VERY interesting sex life. The build up between him and Julia was HOT and I really grew to love them as a couple together. This series is perfect for those that love books with a forbidden love/romance in the workplace vibe. Their differences in age (he’s 40, she’s 21), social class, and bedroom activities leave for a very spicy and very interesting dynamic between them. I devoured all three of these books in two days. The plot twists in this book are fantastic and kept me on my toes. Blindfolded Innocence was a solid 3 star read for me and Masked Innocence was a solid 4 star read. I cannot wait for the final book to be released!