Thursday, April 28, 2016

Review: Dirty Sexy Inked by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde

Title: Dirty Sexy Inked (Dirty Sexy #2)
Author: Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde
Type: Novel
Length: 168 pages (Kindle)
Publisher: CP Publishing
Published: April 5, 2016
Genre: Contemporary

Breaking hearts is what wild and rebellious Mason Kincaid does best. Hit it and quit it is his motto, and with his bad boy reputation and tattoos, he doesn't lack for female companionship. Until one hot night with the one woman he swore he'd never touch becomes an all consuming addiction he can't kick. Katrina Sands has been his best friend for years, but now that he knows what she feels like, and tastes like, there is no going back to being just friends. Hot, dirty sex has never felt so good...or so right.

SPBH Review

In Deep Love!
Saint Clay was hot in Dirty Sexy Saint but the middle Kincaid brother heats up the pages of Dirty Sexy Inked even more.

Mason Kincaid is a self professed man-whore and if its walking & worthy, he's on it. But his heart has been longing for the best friend he thought that he could never have due to his own personal issues with women. So, this is the tale of the man-whore and the broken lady.

The lady in question is the lovely Katrina Sands. She's been Mason's best friend for over a decade and has had the privilege of being front and center for all of Mason's exploits. Katrina's quick wit and ability to stick with Mason through all of his highs and lows speaks volumes about the strength of her character. That's not all, Katrina had to deal with some very dark events in her young adult life and she came through it relatively (I use this lightly) unscathed.

As the reader, you feel the energy and tension of both of these characters (starting with Dirty Sexy Saint) and it carried through to this installment. So, Katrina pining away for the fellow of her dreams isn't healthy and eventually something has to give. It is also true that What Happens in Vegas sometimes doesn't Stay in Vegas and in Vegas is where our side stepping lovers finally comes together.

This installment of the series has just the right amount of heat. Both characters work so well together and was a pleasure to read.

****ARC gracious provided by the author via RockStar PR****

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 ***About Carly Phillips***
Carly Phillips is the N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels featuring hot men, strong women and the emotionally compelling stories her readers have come to expect and love. Carly is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs (two wheaten terriers and one mutant Havanese) who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers. You can find out more about Carly at 


***About Erika Wilde***
Erika Wilde is the author of the sexy Marriage Diaries series and The Players Club series. She lives in Oregon with her husband and two daughters, and when she's not writing you can find her exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. For more information on her upcoming releases, please visit website at


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Review: Atone by Beth Yarnall

Title: Atone (Recovered Innocence 2)
Author: Beth Yarnall
Type: Novel
Length: 245 pages (Kindle)
Publisher: Loveswept
Published: February 23, 2016
Genre: Contemporary/New Adult Romance

Beau: Six years. That’s how long I spent behind bars for a crime I didn't commit—the murder of the woman I loved. Now I’m free, but life on the outside is a different kind of prison. I don’t know who I am or who I want to be. At least I have my sister, Cora. She never stopped believing in me. She even got me a job at the private investigation agency that cleared my name. And then Vera Swain walks into Nash Security and Investigations and kicks my world on its ass.

Vera: There’s only one thing that would make me come out of hiding after two years on the run: finding my sister. I made the mistake of telling a monster about her, the same monster who beat me and broke me. Now I’m forced to confide in Beau Hollis of Nash Security and Investigations. He looks at me like he knows me—the real me. He sees too much, makes me feel too much. The pleasure he offers is exciting and addictive. But I can’t fall for him . . . because my love could get us both killed.


In Deep Like!
Beau went from counting the days he spent falsely imprisoned (Vindicate: Book One ~ Between Cora and Beau we counted 2, 271 days that they both served.)to rushing head first into the love of his life. While Beau was counting those six years, the readers of book one was counting along with him. 

Now, Beau is free trying to adjust to his new civilian life and what that freedom really means to him. Beau is still heartbroken and hasn’t forgiven is now dead girlfriend for her betrayal. But never fear, redemption and hope come in the form of Vera Swain. Vera is a ballsy young lady who is running for her life but willing to sacrifice it to save her loved ones. 

Though not as suspenseful as the first installment of the series, Atone is worth the read. The author meshed both stories together seamlessly, the loose ends from book one are tied up and the readers get to see main characters from the first book as well. What’s really good about Atone is that the main focus of the story is the very relevant subject of human trafficking. With the female lead we get to see another possible facet of how human trafficking works and the abuses that its victims have to endure. Though the language is rough and heartbreaking in some portions (when dealing with this subject) it effectively draws the reader in. More awareness is definitely needed.

About the Author

Best selling author, Beth Yarnall writes romantic suspense, mysteries and the occasional hilarious tweet. For a number of years, Beth made her living as a hairstylist and makeup artist and co-owned a salon. Somehow hairstylists and salons always seem to find their way into her stories. Beth lives in Southern California with her husband, two sons, and their rescue dog where she is hard at work on her next novel. For more about Beth and her stories please visit her website-