The Sweetest Taboo by J. Kenner

This is book 3 in the Dirtiest Trilogy

This book was the conclusion of Dallas and Jane’s love story. A love story between adoptive brother and sister. All of the questions that need answering were answered in this book. They discover the true identity of their kidnappers from 17 years ago. It’s a long road to unconver the truth, but they do.  This book was the happily ever after I needed for this unique love story.
Rating 1-5

  • Angst-5
  • Page turner-5
  • Likable characters -5
  • Swoonwotthy-4
  • Steamy-5
  • Would recommend -4
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Shadows by Jennifer L. Armentrout 

This is the prequel novella

Ok. Life is now complete. Dawson, Daemons brother, had a story. The story that started everything. And now that story has a voice. It all began with Dawson and Bethany. I love them! I love them!!! Their story is good and pure. And now I fell I can say goodbye to my luxen friends for now.
Rating 1-5

  • Funny-5
  • Steamy-4
  • Likable characters -5
  • Swoonworthy-5
  • Would recommend -5
  • Action-5

Lux Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout

This is the finally of the series (except for a prequel )

This book was a wonderful ending to a beloved series. Once again there was action, mystery, love stories, and unlikely alliances. I particularly loved the little twilight reference at the end. Daemon, was sweet, and steamy, and funny. He is everything you want in the hero of the story. But an even bigger hero was Katy. She never gives up. Her love for Daemon is so pure and her love for her new family leads her to always put others first. I absolutely love her! This series will not disappoint you!!!

Rating 1-5

  • Likable characters-5
  • Mystery-5
  • Funny-5
  • Steamy-5
  • Page turner-5
  • Angst-2
  • Would recommend-5

The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by Ann Rice

So the old adage, if you have nothing nice to say don’t say anything at all, I wracked my brain to see if this applied here. I have good things to say and bad things, so bear with me. The authors I like to read are famous to me and all those who like to read the kinds of books I like to read, but I rarely read really “famous” authors. I was recommended Ann Rice and was like, oh boy, my English major daughter is going to be so impressed!! It was recommended by a friend. And then another friend, who knows what some of my hard limits are told me I was going to hate it. Let’s start with some good. I never read period books because I get lost in the language. Not so here. The writing was beautiful and lovely and easy to follow. If found myself wanting to talk like that. So let me not say I have good “things” to say. That’s it, that’s my good thing.

I guess where my first indication that I was in over my head was the first scene where the prince goes to wake sleeping beauty. As we all remember from the fairy tale the prince wakes sleeping beauty with loves first kiss. Now, I’m not a prude. I knew this was an erotic fairly tale, but I didn’t expect the prince to plunge his member into sleeping beauty’s still unconscious form. Then to parade her naked in front of her parents! And this was the tame stuff! I’ve read erotic fairy tales before, which was why I thought I’d like this. They contained love stories and soul deep sensuality that leaves you breathless.  This book contained non consensual sex. Homosexual sex. Beatings . Spankings. Humiliation. Group rapes. Kidnapping. Underage sex. Extreme bondage. 

I was waiting to get emotionally attached to any of the characters. I was waiting to find some sense of a love story. I was was waiting to find some humanity in anyone! I waited in vain. I stuck it out through out the whole book. So, yeay for me. I didn’t think I would make it.

In conclusion, if you like well written period books that are full of the hardest core BDSM I have ever read, this book is for you. But just another little side note, I did not find it sexy. I cannot find tears , tears of pain of the body and pain of the heart, in the midst of humiliation, sexy. So, reader be forewarned. And no judgement here if you like that kind of stuff.  Not going to rate this cause it wouldn’t be pretty. 

Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout 

This is book 4 in the Lux series

Another slam dunk for Armentrout! This book had a rescue mission, capture , another rescue mission, another capture. All different people sacrificing themselves for family and love. Katy and Daemon have a love that just transcends the universe. This series is a heart pumping, fun ride!!!!
Rating 1-5

  • Steamy-4
  • Lovable characters-5
  • Mystery-5
  • Page turner-5
  • Funny-4
  • Would recommend-5+

A shade of vampire by Bella Forest

I am in love!!! I loved this book, but sadly I am heartbroken as after I read the first book I saw there is like 32 more books in this series at $3.99 a book! I don’t know what to do. Do I abandon the series? Or just get a second job??? This book was about a lovable young woman who helps a morally conscious vampire find his way, while her self in captivity and in grave peril. 

Loved it:(

Rating 1-5

  • Lovable characters – 5
  • Steamy – 3
  • Heart warming-4
  • Funny – 3
  • Loyal – 5
  • Would recommend – 5

Opal: A Lux Novelby Jennifer L. Armentrout

This is book 3 in the Lux series. And I can not say enough about this series or this author. The writing is fluid and so compelling. This is the continuation of Katy and Daemon’s story. In this book the characters are dealing with reuniting family, grief over losing loved ones, and betrayal. There is a lot of learning how to cope with loss and learning to forgive the accidental contributors of the unforgivable betrayals. This book does end on a cliff hanger. So, I’m going to stop writing and start reading book 4.

Rating1-5

  • Page turner -5
  • Loyalty-5
  • Would recommend-5
  • Funny-5
  • Steamy-5
  • Lovable characters-5
  • Loved it-5!!!

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