REVIEW: Phenomenal X (Hard Knocks #1) by Michelle A. Valentine

REVIEW: Phenomenal X  (Hard Knocks #1) by Michelle A. Valentine

Dorsey’s Review 4 Phenomenal Stars!! Xavier “Phenomenal X” Cold is a bad boy who meets a good girl, Anna Cortez, on a plane from Portland to Detroit and the chemistry between them was off the charts from beginning to end!!! Sheltered 21 yr old Anna leaves home and abandons her fiancé, a fiancé her father has chosen, because of her controlling and abusive father. Little did she know how much her life will change…. Xavier Cold is Wrestling’s resident playboy bad boy. He knows his appeal and has no problem using it to pick up women. When there is a commotion on the plane she realizes that arriving passenger Xavier is […]

Posted July 20, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 2 Comments

Review: Moonshadow (Moonshadow #1) by Thea Harrison

Review: Moonshadow (Moonshadow #1) by Thea Harrison

Dorsey’s Review   4 Exciting Wyr Stars!! Thea Harrison’s Moonshadow is an exciting start to the new Elder Races spin off “Moonshadow” series. In Moonshadow we’re introduced Sophie Ross who works with the LAPD as a Witch Consultant and is recovering from being shot while on a case. While recuperating, she is given the opportunity to travel to England to discover information about her childhood with the chance of inheriting a 5-acre estate in England, but there is a catch, so far nobody has been able to enter the manor house because it’s protected by a spell, so she must find a way to get past the spell and get inside the manor […]

Posted July 17, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Into the Fire (Night Prince #4) by Jeaniene Frost

Review: Into the Fire (Night Prince #4)  by Jeaniene Frost

Dorsey’s Review 3.5 Demons, Witches, and Magic Oh My….. Stars!! I’ve been anxiously awaiting what seems like a very long time for Vlad’s final book!! Sadly, it wasn’t what I had hoped for…..don’t get me wrong, I didn’t hate it but I didn’t love it as much as I wanted to. There are some fun moments between Vlad and Layla, but, honestly, Ian kind of stole the show in this one. To me, this read was more like a prequel to Ian’s book rather than a Night Prince Novel. New plot twists, story lines, and changes in current characters were introduced, but, I felt like I was left hanging on a couple of […]

Posted July 12, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 2 Comments

Review: All The Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood

Review: All The Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood

Crista’s Review 2 Stars! Unfortunately, this book did not work for me.  I am all for forbidden and tragic storylines, but this one was too much for me to handle.  The premise of this book was intriguing: A child brought up in horrific surroundings, parents who personify neglect, and criminal activity finds love in the most unlikely of places.  However, the reality of this book dove into the darkness so deeply that I wasn’t able to find my way back to the light. This book spans the course of when Wavy is 8 years old to the time when she is a consenting adult.  We see her taking sole responsibility for […]

Posted July 10, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Badd Motherf*cker (Badd Brothers, #1) by Jasinda Wilder

Review: Badd Motherf*cker (Badd Brothers, #1)  by Jasinda Wilder

Dorsey’s Review 3.5 Badd Brother Stars!! Dru is feeling uneasy on her wedding day, she’s having major jitters, so she seeks out her fiancé Michael so he can reassure her and put her uneasy feelings to rest. However, she finds her fiancé boinking one of her bridesmaids. Dru flees the church with her father and gets drunk with him and his police cronies at their watering hole, which happens to be at private airfield bar. After getting drunk she proceeds to catch a plane and winds up in Ketchikan, Alaska where she drunkenly stumbles into Badd’s Bar & Grill and meets Sebastian Badd. The attraction is immediate, overwhelming, and intense!! Sebastian […]

Posted July 5, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Every Little Thing (Hart’s Boardwalk #2) by Samantha Young

Review: Every Little Thing (Hart’s Boardwalk #2) by Samantha Young

Crista’s Review 4 Stars! Every Little Thing is the second book in Samantha Young’s Harts Boardwalk series.  This series has a very “small town” feel to it, in that all the character live in the same town of Hartwell, Delaware.  The characters are business owners, friends, and neighbors who all rub elbows with one another on a consistent basis.  I was not a huge fan of the first book in this series, The One Real Thing.  Thankfully, this book was markedly better than it’s predecessor. We met Vaughn Tremaine and Bailey Hartwell in the first book and I could not wait for their story.  They were sworn enemies who you knew […]

Posted July 3, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Sinful Intent by Chelle Bliss

Review: Sinful Intent by Chelle Bliss

Dorsey’s Review 4 Sinfully Intent Stars!! Morgan DeLuca is uncertain the direction his life is going after leaving the military until he’s persuaded to relocate and join his cousins PI firm. Excited for a change and new career he takes on his first case, but unbeknownst to him, his new client will become more than just a job. Sinful Intent is a fast-paced, steamy read involving Morgan’s first case working for ALPHA Private Investigations. He is assigned to investigating and protecting Race True, who has been receiving harassing and threatening emails that have escalated. Race is a straight-laced corporate type, who is basically married to and totally committed to her job. […]

Posted June 28, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Hit the Spot (Dirty Deeds #2) by J. Daniels

Review: Hit the Spot (Dirty Deeds #2) by J. Daniels

Crista’s Review 3 ½ Stars! Hit the Spot is a book that I couldn’t wait to read after finishing Four-Letter Word.  The chemistry between Jaime and Tori was so evident in the first book that I couldn’t wait to see it finally play out.  I have found that couples who fight the most sometimes have incredibly explosive chemistry in and out of bed. Unfortunately, I found myself really put off by Jamie and his crude language and aggressive way of relating to Tori.  He came across as very immature, rude, and cocky.  Sometimes those types of heroes really work for me.  If the author is successful in getting them to soften […]

Posted June 26, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Release Day Review: The Stone Warriors: Kato by D.B. Reynolds

Release Day Review: The Stone Warriors: Kato by D.B. Reynolds

Reviews   Dorsey says: 5 Action Packed Sexy Stars! Kato is a millennia old warrior who’s not only very powerful in magic but, also has a powerful presence once he is finally released from his stone prison. When he is freed from his prison by unsuspecting Grace, Kato (along with Grace) embark on a mission to track down and eliminate the dangerous demons Grace unwittingly unleashed while attempting to decode three ancient scrolls. “They’ll never let us in there.” “Yes, they will,” he said with such irritating confidence that she wanted to slug him. Grace is a strong independent woman disguised as a mild-mannered museum employee. She’s fluent in several languages […]

Posted June 23, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Running From the Past by Katie Reus

Review: Running From the Past by Katie Reus

Dorsey’s Review 4 Alpha Cowboy Stars!! Emma Garcia has been trapped in a forced relationship with powerful crime lord Ricardo and when she witnesses a murder she goes on the run, hiding from the powerful man who’d been blackmailing her for years. She changes her appearance and lands on a rural ranch taking a position as a cook until she can earn enough money to move on. Former Marine Caleb Ryder couldn’t think straight the minute he laid eyes on Emma. She was his “fantasy” woman come alive” but he could tell right off that Emma was not being completely honest. He knew she was running scared and hiding something, so […]

Posted June 21, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments