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Bea LaRocca

Dream Date (MF)   An Imperfect Match (MF)   Worth Waiting For (MM)
26 Ratings
Avg - 4.04
Phantom Lovers (MMF) by Marie Medina (Published by: Evernight Publishing )
$0
Categories: Fantasy , Menage a Trois/Quatre , Paranormal

This reviewer's rating: 4 - Good

All I can say is...Haunt me! I really liked this short. The sex was smokin' hot and I just loved how the author solves the dilemma of ghosts loving a living being.

Reviewed by: Bea LaRocca (Date: 05/19/2014)
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Dream Date (MF)   An Imperfect Match (MF)   Worth Waiting For (MM)
14 Ratings
Avg - 3.36
Render (MM) by J.M. Snyder (Published by: JMS Books LLC )
$0
Categories: Contemporary , Gay/Lesbian , Short Stories

This reviewer's rating: 5 - Outstanding

Well done! Extremely well-written, and sexy in it's subtlety, this short has all the ingredients of a classic love story...at least from the first sentence until that first moment. For the rest? You should probably decide for yourself what happens next.

Reviewed by: Bea LaRocca (Date: 05/17/2014)
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Dream Date (MF)   An Imperfect Match (MF)   Worth Waiting For (MM)
6 Ratings
Avg - 4.17
Sex on the Beach by Cherie Denis, Missy Lyons (Published by: Hot Tropica Books )
$0
Categories: Contemporary

This reviewer's rating: 4 - Good

How can you go wrong with a title like Sex on the Beach? This story was both hot and humorous at first. Then things get serious and the hero, Harry is forced to confront the darkness in his soul, caused by the infidelity of his late wife. Fortunately for Harry, Sally is head-over-heels in love with him and refuses to give up on their relationship, even when he accuses her of being unfaithful too. Sally is a genuinely good person and I give her props for putting up with Harry's fluctuating moods. This was a good story and I'm looking forward to reading the sequels.

Reviewed by: Bea LaRocca (Date: 03/29/2014)
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Dream Date (MF)   An Imperfect Match (MF)   Worth Waiting For (MM)
1 Ratings
Avg - 5.00
The Housewife and the Film Star (MF) by Doris O'Connor (Published by: Evernight Publishing )
$5.99
Categories: BDSM , Contemporary

This reviewer's rating: 5 - Outstanding

I loved this story! Very hot, occasionally humorous and chock full of emotional ups and downs that keep the reader on the edge of their seat until every last one of the hero and heroine's dark secrets have been revealed. The Housewife(Sylvia) and the Film Star(Sven) are surrounded by several strong secondary characters. Whether or not they were characters that you loved or loved to hate, every last one of them was vibrant and believable. Well done Ms. O'Connor!

Reviewed by: Bea LaRocca (Date: 03/29/2014)
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Dream Date (MF)   An Imperfect Match (MF)   Worth Waiting For (MM)
4 Ratings
Avg - 3.00
The Ravishment of Rosie (MF) by Rosemary J. Anderson (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$4.5
Categories: Contemporary

This reviewer's rating: 3 - Average

The beautiful cover of The Ravishment of Rosie caught my attention so I read the blurb and instantly decided to buy the book. As a Meteorology/Geology major myself, the setting of the story, a research vessel in the Arctic, is my dream job. Although the meteorologist in the story is actually the villainess, she is the kind of character that we all love to hate! Caleb Black is one hot and sexy hero too and who could blame Rosie for falling into bed with the man? Certainly not I. So why only a 3-rating? Although I didn't actually dislike Rosie, I'm forced to admit that I found her behavior annoying at times, especially the scene where she gets it into her head that Caleb is doing every female in the vicinity. She then storms off in a jealous hissy-fit, leaving Caleb completely confused. On a more positive note...the sex scenes are smoking hot and Rosie has a good friend in her co-worker, Brian. I love it when a story has likeable supporting characters. I think that the author describes the scenes and scenery very well and I will be reading more of her works in the future.

Reviewed by: Bea LaRocca (Date: 02/25/2014)
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43 Ratings
Avg - 4.47
Ice Men of North Dakota (MFMMM) by Leah Brooke (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$7.99
Categories: Contemporary , Menage a Trois/Quatre , Western/Cowboys

This reviewer's rating: 4 - Good

I love Leah Brooke's stories! She always introduces the reader to strong, sexy men who go out of their way to both protect and satisfy their woman...and Ice Men of North Dakota gives us not one, but four strong and sexy men! Kendra Stevenson is one lucky girl...and yes, I'm absolutely jealous! First, Kendra miraculously survives a fiery plane crash and then she's rescued by four hot hunks in the middle of a blizzard...obviously someone up there has her back. While she's recuperating in the beautiful home of her rescuers, she finds herself irresistibly drawn to not one, but all of the men. What a dilemma! Unless of course, all of the men wanted her too and are willing to share. Things definitely heat up from there, and our heroes and heroine enjoy several hot and steamy encounters...whew! Like I said, Kendra is one lucky girl! Their feelings for each other continue to grow despite the obstacles that they face and the unknown danger that is stalking Kendra. How will it end? Find out for yourself...lol! I'm looking forward to reading more of Leah's stories. I'm definitely a fan.

Reviewed by: Bea LaRocca (Date: 02/25/2014)
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5 Ratings
Avg - 4.40
The Virgin and the Playboy by Kate Richards (Published by: Decadent Publishing Company )
$2.99
Categories: Chick Lit/Hen Lit , Contemporary , Erotica Fiction

This reviewer's rating: 5 - Outstanding

I’m not a fan of quickies as a rule, but out of all the shorter stories that I’ve read lately, this one was my favorite by far! It had all the elements that I love in a story. It was both well written and descriptive with likable characters and a sense of humor. It was kind of fun to finish the story in my head although the author definitely points the reader in the right direction!

Reviewed by: Bea LaRocca (Date: 02/10/2014)
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8 Ratings
Avg - 4.50
Her Terms (MF) by Amanda Kay (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$6.99
Categories: BDSM , Contemporary

This reviewer's rating: 5 - Outstanding

This is one of the best stories that I’ve read in a long time! Her Terms begins with the kidnapping of the heroine, Penelope Hanson, and describes how she is brutally assaulted by the sadist that holds her prisoner for a month. Penelope’s intelligence, inner strength and faith enables her to survive the ordeal and to regain her freedom, but once she returns home to her family and to her job, she finds that she has suffered an unforeseen side-effect from her ordeal. She can no longer bring herself to take orders from anyone or to submit at all to even the most innocent of directives. At the suggestion of one of her sisters, Penelope seeks out help from an unlikely source. She decides to join a BDSM club so that she can learn to be submissive in the right circumstances once again. She quickly learns two things. One, the maniac that held her captive perverted the D/s relationship tremendously and second...she was irresistibly attracted to the club’s owner, Dom Trent Walker. Author Amanda Kay does an excellent job telling this story. Strong, likeable characters (I love a woman who can kick butt and a dominant hero who is willing to let himself be vulnerable), lots of action, suspense and emotional turmoil keep this story moving quickly along. I love a longer story with lots of description and details and the hot sex scenes did not disappoint either! A must read from new author Amanda Kay! BUY:

Reviewed by: Bea LaRocca (Date: 11/11/2013)
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3 Ratings
Avg - 5.00
Early Surrender (MF) by Jill Blair (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$3.99
Categories: Contemporary

This reviewer's rating: 5 - Outstanding

Early Surrender is yet another great love story from author Jill Blair! Jackie Montgomery and Nick Corso meet and fall madly in love in the exciting town of Las Vegas, Nevada where they work as dealers in a popular casino, but as with all great romances, the story doesn’t end there. Separated by fear and doubt, and the lies of a jilted lover, the couple spend years apart, each blaming the other for the suffering that they’ve endured over the years. Jackie takes matters into her own hands and attempts to alleviate some of her suffering by filing for divorce from the man that she’d married to give her and Nick’s unborn child a name. She returns to the vibrant city of Las Vegas for a brief vacation before she must embark on her brand new life as a single mother of a ten-year old boy. A chance meeting (or maybe not), with her former lover, only leads to more pain for them both as they struggle to get to the truth about what had really happened all those years ago. It also leads them back to the bedroom, the only place it seems that there are no misunderstandings between them. As with all of Jill’s stories, the setting and characters are described perfectly. As you read, you can visualize the scene, while you get to know the characters. The love scenes are passionate, yet tastefully depicted as are the scenes which are less than loving. This author’s technique continues to improve and the dialogue, tone, and emotion in this story flows naturally, drawing the reader completely into the story. I’d have to admit that I read Early Surrender from start to finish in a single evening because I couldn’t wait for Nick and Jackie to get to the truth! Another must read from Jill Blair...Buy:

Reviewed by: Bea LaRocca (Date: 11/03/2013)
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4 Ratings
Avg - 4.50
The Thirty-Day Gamble (MF) by Jill Blair (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$3.99
Categories: Contemporary , Western/Cowboys

This reviewer's rating: 4 - Good

Do you believe in love at first sight? Brent Talbot becomes a believer when Simone Banks literally falls into his arms, and just one touch is all it takes to convince him that Simone is the one that he’s been waiting for his whole life. Simone is every bit as taken with Brent, although she’s more willing to chalk their mutual attraction up to instantaneous lust. Still, Simone desperately needs Brent’s permission to drill for oil on his land and against her better judgment, she agrees to his terms, that she will spend a month at his ranch, getting to know the land and getting to know him. Brent has no intention of allowing anyone to drill for oil on his land but he desperately wants to keep Simone close, so he suppresses his guilt over deliberately misleading her and proceeds to woo her over to his way of thinking, at least as far as their relationship is concerned. Drilling for the oil is another matter... My favorite thing about this story is the location. I’d love to live on an isolated ranch out in North Dakota and I’d really love to have a hot and handsome cowboy dedicated to fulfilling my every want and need, but alas, my reality is nowhere near as perfect. That’s the great thing about this story, it is a classic dreams-come-true kind of romance that appeals to all of us hopeless romantics. Beautiful scenery, likeable characters, a sense of humor and steamy love scenes make The Thirty Day Gamble a must read...BUY:

Reviewed by: Bea LaRocca (Date: 11/03/2013)
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6 Ratings
Avg - 4.83
The Depth of Desire (MF) by Jill Blair (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$3.99
Categories: Contemporary

This reviewer's rating: 4 - Good

What if everything that you have ever wanted, was right in front of you the whole time? I think that every reader of romantic fiction roots for a happily ever after for the couple whose story is being told. This is especially true for characters that have been burned by love in the past. The Depth of Desire tells the story of Sarah Templeton, who has given up hope that she will ever find the passion that she craves in a good, solid man who is willing to commit. Sarah has been dating her dive instructor Cliff for a few months and although they share similar interests, she hasn’t felt compelled to take their relationship to the next level. Hoping that a week away together on the beautiful island of Cozumel will spark some previously untapped desire in her, the couple book rooms in her good friend David Maddex’s dive resort. Sarah can’t wait to see David again. She’s missed him since he bought the resort and moved so far away from her. The long-time friends greet each other enthusiastically, but the hello kiss that they share sparks something between them that neither of them expects. As the story progresses, the friends decide to take a chance and explore this new found desire that they arouse in each other, hoping that their friendship can sustain the fallout if things don’t work out between them. It doesn’t help matters any that Cliff is completely peeved that Sarah gently kicks him to the curb and he becomes just one more obstacle that the couple must overcome. Written in third person, Ms. Blair uses multiple viewpoint to allow the reader to see into the hero’s mind and heart as well as the heroine’s, a technique that I wholeheartedly enjoy! She expertly describes the internal struggles that each character experiences as the passion between them grows to love. Although tastefully depicted, the sex scenes are smoking hot and the emotional development of the characters is on point, arousing the reader’s empathy and sympathy. I encourage you to find out for yourself if this couple can turn a week’s worth of passion into a lifetime of love. BUY

Reviewed by: Bea LaRocca (Date: 10/12/2013)
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