Buy My Soul (Sixty Days No2) by Jade West

Buy My Soul (Sixty Days #2)Buy My Soul by Jade West

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

For Jade West, even I will wait

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Buy My Soul – Jade West⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

 

I hate cliffhangers.

ever since I plunged into the indie community four years ago, I’ve come to know my particular preferences re genre, having a particular penchant for the dark and wickedly decadent BDSM writers. 

 

Jade West has been my go to for the more nerve wracking, utterly without boundaries stories that feed the darker side of my indie romance cravings.

 

But the one thing I really can’t stand is a cliffhanger. So starting in on her Sixty Days series was a leap of faith. Would it be enough to keep me interested? Would it peter out to nothing? And with the heartbreaking death of her long time partner, Jon, this year, would a bereft Jade lose her way…and her edge?

 

I was not disappointed. Jade first looked after Jade and took a minute to rest, grieve and reflect which slightly delayed the release of this, the second part of this trilogy. But then she wrote. 

 

It was so worth the extra wait. Raw and honest and unapologetic.

 

Brandon Grant, the soul damned, wealthy, power and money hungry H, is tortured by past heartbreak and loss, a present crushing business contract, and a future that had no more than descent into a void of hell. Well, that was before sweet, innocent but dirty little Paige Emmerson crossed his path, signing up to the sixty days contract.

 

After rescuing Paige from her ill thought out attempt to negotiate with a drug gang as she tried to buy an exit for her druggie sister, Phoebe, Brandon decides to up her on the schedule, bringing her contract into effect and releasing the current sub from her contract early.

 

It is 60 days of no safe word, no hard limits, nothing to focus on but submission to his cruelly dominant, sadist mastery, each day of pain, punishment and submission live streamed to a baying hungry insatiable mob, a cohort of powerful, well-connected depraved men who pay for the pleasure of sexual pleasure taken with more than a small bite of pain. And the horrifying promise of the last few weeks in the 60 of your body being given over to bidders who have each paid handsomely for the opportunity to further break the elfin h.

 

As their daily interactions grow, Brandon finds himself unable to explain her effect on him. Viewing punters notice and she becomes the most sought after commodity in the history of that dark club.

 

Jade weaves this story with her usual finesse. But there is also an undercurrent of raw pain that streams from each page, and love. Love in spite of what the H throws at Paige (or rather beats her with…or shoves up her) and a meeting of minds in a perfect Master/slave dynamic.

 

The side characters are not well developed beyond being decidedly unpleasant but that is forgivable. The story is not about them.

 

So now I wait. As should you. Or read the first two books if you haven’t yet.

 

Wait for the final part that comes in January. But even if it is delayed, and there is a promise from Jade that it won’t be, still hang on to that cliff. 

 

You never knew where you would end up with Jade. With the passion and pain of this book the finale is bound to be spectacular.

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Good Gone Bad by Giana Darling

Good Gone Bad (The Fallen Men, #3)Good Gone Bad by Giana Darling

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This was a long awaited book for me. The sassy princess Harleigh Rose / ‘Rosie’ from the Fallen MC having to go undercover to save her family.

And Lionel ‘Lion’ Danner the good cop with a secret Dom side that meets her submissive side.

Great story well told.

Pity that the Wrath and his lady are killed. The utter disrespect given to the black woman, shot and thrown into the sea reflected a lot of the rather xenophobic attitudes and behaviour that are being fuelled and celebrated by some of the more prominent western countries.

Sad that this book had to use its own subtle influence in such a despicable way, Was really disappointed by that.

On one hand I could say, Ms Darling could do better.
Everyone has influence. How you weird it shows a lot about you.

But hey, ho, I suppose writers are free to have heir artistic licence and kill women or minorities however they choose. If you as a reader don’t like it, you don’t have to buy the books.

Whelp, I don’t like it.

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Minotaur’s Curse: (Dead Fall Book 3) by Susan Trombley

Minotaur's Curse (Into the Dead Fall Book 3)Minotaur’s Curse by Susan Trombley

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

So. Why You Bullspittin’?
This is the third instalment of the stories about the Dead Fall, a planet that has become a dumping ground for the weird and wonderful that is sucked through a wild ravaging time/space portal.

Just stick with it if you think is premise is cray.

The Minataur, Arterius, is fashioned on the Greek mythology of old.
His horrific circumstances for his birth, curse and early years have left him scarred and a hardened warrior, cursed to be alone and unloved. Lauren, the hits human female to be sucked into the Dead fall is a career US army woman with a sad start in life but a determination to never be afraid of monsters ever again.

So the Dead Fall is great place to test that vow out then, ain’t it?

Trombley has managed to weave her special magic around the story, mixing the mythology with the sci if fantasy of the Dead Fall and its e LewTia mix of occupants.

whilst some of the environment feels a bit too ‘human’ in its coincided, there is more than enough ‘alien’-ness trough out the book to make it a rapid page turner.

I loved this story as it brought love and light to the two most fiercest H and h I have read for a long while.

Well done Ms Trombley. Minotaurs are my new Momoa…
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Midnight Blue by LJ Shen

Midnight BlueMidnight Blue by L.J. Shen

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Midnight Blue is Royal Brit Pop Perfection
This is another one of LJ Shen’s books that grabs you by the ankles to drag you underneath the sea of feels that so often comes with her stories. And I truly love it!

Alex, 27, heartthrob, is a Londoner via The chavviest part of Watford (does that really exist??).

Alex is, as he would put it, a total ‘nobhead’ and also a tortured, amazing Pop music solo artist. Skidding his way through a recent breakup he’s been fuelled by drug and narcotics ending in a massive album flop, and it’s all come to a head. Enter his agent Jenna and his lifelong friend and manager, Blake who both decide that Alex is in need of a sobriety nanny. And he is getting one, at least one that sticks on the job, as the last eight or so were scared or chased off by Alex within days.

Indigo/New Girl/Indie/Stardust is a quirky 21 year old and an orphan, living with her older brother, his wife and their baby and is tailor made for the job. Or maybe the job was tailor made for her…her parents killed by a drunk driver, she’s almost evangelical in her passion to keep Alex on the straight and narrow. But the job has its perks…after all, sexy rock god singer, an international tour with the opportunity to travel the world as part of Alex’s entourage? A dream come true, right?

Alex, the bastardest of bastards gets to learn early on that his little petite blue haired Stardust/Indie isn’t the soft pushover that she looks. More importantly he realises she is everything he needs and McGreedyMitts is determined to have her, in spite of any action that Lucas, his drummer, may want to throw in his way.

This is a rockers story with a few differences. No spoilers here but I had a niggling in the back of my brain about six chapters in for one of the ‘oh.my.giddy.Gandy!’ reveals but was caught completely by surprise by the horrific reveal that threatened to split Alex and Indie apart.

This was a great read. This felt even more alive for me reading parts of it at my local in Camden Lock or riding the Tube to London Bridge or Oxford Circus

This book earned a duvet day of reading and then re-reading. I kept my minces open all night and could not put this one down. Cor blimey, the smexy scenes! As truly f-ed up as some of the most cocky Brits ever. Not a dry set of knickers in the place as you follow Alex’s seduction of Indie to their first steamy session together. Right up until it all goes to pants…

But Alex, being Alex, is a real smeg-fer-brains and needs to have his own bonce bashed around for a bit before he sets out to win Indie back and share the HEA he worked for.

LJ has spent time trying to weave the Brit into the story, some of it with exceptional success.

Alfie. Oh. dear.
Absolutely everyone in London knows or has lived with an Alfie…! Just perfect.
Alex may say what the hell he wants about ManU ‘cos he’s probably a Gooner, anyway but all is forgiven for a story like this.
Three lions on my chest …and five Midnight blue stars for this great story.

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A Few More Rules

A Few More RulesA Few More Rules by Dorothy F. Shaw

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a little Domme/ sub gem!
This book was recommended to me by a friend with particular kink. I was blown away by how easily the story was told by Dorothy Shaw

Colby ( aka Rig -cos he’s built like one) is an ex college American football quarterback, with a shoulder injury that killed his future in the game. He now works security and is on one one of his nights off at a bar when he notices 23 year old Bethany, the h, working as a waitress.

Ok so nothing good happens after 10pm, my old grandma used to warn, but in this case it soooooo does! Bethany ignites the submissive in Rig and instructs him to follow her home.

Their night of D/s bliss throws a maelstrom of new emotions at Rig who now needs to wrestle with what this means for his future and if there is one with Bethany.

Great writing, especially if he acknowledgements are to be believed, this was the exercise to get Ms Shaw out of her writers block situation.

Good Read. pun intended

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Sweet Bear O’ Mine by Lily Cahill

Sweet Bear O' Mine (Wild Harts: Rockstar Shifters, #1)Sweet Bear O’ Mine by Lily Cahill

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A cool trope blend of shifters and rockstar falling for the simple life with a curvy girl. Pure fantasy for a couple of hours of fun. Well written if a little thick on the tropes – father is head of the shifter clan, boys are in a nationally famous rock band as an act of defiance. Etc

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All He Wants for Christmas by Kati Wilde

All He Wants For ChristmasAll He Wants For Christmas by Kati Wilde

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Bold, big, Sexy Read

Cole, a detective and recent hero -having taken two bullets in the line of duty- returns to work to face an irritating request from one of the city’s richest families that neither he nor the Chief of Police can refuse . To keep an eye on Mia Bennet, Mr rich as F*ck’s daughter.

Mia is sick of being under the manipulative thumb of her parents and has struck out to live independent of the, whilst pursuing her career.

But things get complicated as Cole and Mia risk their mutual attraction whilst they battle their own insecurities: Cole and Mia both feeling they’ll never be good enough for the other.

As the festive seasons approach Cole and Mia work through their differences to get to their HEA.

THIS was the last in the four Xmas reads released by each of the four authors and was nearly my fave out of the four (sorry, Ruby Dixon‘s IPB story just edged to win because, well it’s IPB…)

But this story had everything you want from a smexy Xmas read: the angst, the trembling ‘will they? won’t they?’ and then the relief of ‘yes they’re finally together and they’ll not be torn apart, yippee!’

Was especially happy to see how Mia grew a backbone to fight for what and whom she loves.

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