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Reviews by GrapeApril

78 Ratings
Avg - 4.76
Divine Charity (MFMM) by Heather Rainier (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$8.99
Categories: Contemporary, Menage a Trois/Quatre

This reviewer's rating: 5 - Outstanding

From the very start of this series I have wanted Justin and Charity's story. I thought I would get a quick novella telling their meeting, courtship and eventual hot and heavy. So, I was leery when I found out it was going to actually be a menage picking up in present day. I was not sure I would like and established couple turning into a quartet. Slowly I was drawn in my excerpts online, and came to crave the book. The great thing about an established couple is the book can start off with a whole mountain of steam!!! Oh, hells yeah!!! This book is a serious scorcher! And it only gets hotter as it goes on!! Yes, yes, oh gawd yes! The story is great, you really get more into the depth of the relationship. I loved seeing them grow and progress as a unit. I will happily admit I was wrong here and Ms Rainier crafted a tale that captivated my attention and made me very happy! I can not promise I will not have doubts again, but in this case they were so very unfounded. I just could not stop smiling and laughing and blushing the entire book!!! I will not give any spoilers away but this book is awesome!! If you are a fan of the series it is a must read! I am so very looking forward to Presley Ann's book! I know I was surprised about that myself. All I can say is she shows hidden depth and sweetness! I think I need to give it a second read through tonight with a glass of wine and a bubble bath!!

Reviewed by: GrapeApril (Date: 07/01/2014)
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86 Ratings
Avg - 4.88
Awakening Veronica (MFM) by Heather Rainier (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$8.99
Categories: Contemporary, Menage a Trois/Quatre, Western/Cowboys

This reviewer's rating: 5 - Outstanding

There are some books I pick up and devour, others I savor and spread out over as much time as I can muster. This is in the latter category. I took my time reading this delicious book, nibble by yummy nibble! It was tough to put down, but I did not want it to end, so I dragged it out as long as possible. Ms Rainier always writes a thorough book, I have often said her stories are marathons and not sprints. This is no exception. Hank has long been a character I was interested in getting a HEA, he has been seeming lonely lately. I thought he would be one of the MF pairings in the series, big surprise when he had a dishy best friend pop up in town. Travis is a nice addition to Divine, I loved his playfulness. This pair is a smexy cop sandwich I would not mind getting in the middle of any day of the week!! Veronica, or Nika as she prefers, starts off shy and unsure. It was a joy to see her flourish in this environment. She has a huge well of hidden sass that comes to the forefront when she gets comfortable with her men!! I think she is now my favorite heroine in the series. I was most drawn to her playful spirit with a hint of rebelliousness. Give her time and she will be a force to be reckoned with!!! The steam is uber hot!! Hello, Doms!! Yup, we are playing with some light BDSM. I love me a good spanking and the bondage and role play take it to a new level. I really enjoyed that is wasn't all protocols and strict rules. While I am intrigued by the genre, I am not into hardcore or slave/master stuff. Thank goodness things did not go there! We still get a feel for the lifestyle and the play is hot!! That last scene sent me straight to the cold shower!! While things get steamy pretty quick into their relationship, it felt natural. They had plenty of talk and build to the bedroom action. It just felt right and the feelings came through as genuine. This book reminded me why I fell in love with this series in the first place. The plot has a lot going on, but never seemed overcrowded. Everything came at a steady pace. I enjoyed most of the resolutions, I might not have been so kind to Tabitha. Ms. Rainier went more for the reason behind the bullying than completely villainizing the bullies, well most of them. It is a much higher road than many would take. There are some real highlights in this book. I loved the playfulness and acceptance of the characters. There are a few laugh out loud moments Tabby Cat, the sheep, duct tape, mommy ate the baby, Woobie-Doms and a hilarious Drag Wheelchair race for charity. And those are only a few of the pink highlights on my kindle notes!! (pink is the color I use for favorite parts) I was also delighted with the Grandma Kate visit! She is a feisty gal who reminds me of my own Gram. I love her spirit and all that she adds to the book. Hope she is able to make another visit! The book is a mixed narrative that switches from the main characters POVs from section to section. There is also a bonus of getting Tabitha's POV a few times. It puts her in a whole new light. I do not think her resolution would been as believable without those insights into her life. While I really enjoyed the read, I miss the old days when stories overlapped. It gave me more of a sense of things to come. It was always one of the things I loved and looked forward to in the earlier books in the series. It was always fun popping back to a scene from a previous book and seeing it from a whole other set of characters perspective. It added depth to the whole experience. I can not wait to see what is going to happen next in the series! So many lovely single ladies introduced in the last three books. I hope bookstore owner Violet and Leah are up soon! And maybe even poor Presley Ann deserves a HEA, she isn't bad just spoiled and selfish.

Reviewed by: GrapeApril (Date: 02/15/2014)
Total reviews by this reviewer: 8 See all my reviews


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53 Ratings
Avg - 4.72
Maizy the Bear Charmer (MFMM) by Heather Rainier (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$9.99
Categories: Contemporary, Menage a Trois/Quatre, Western/Cowboys

This reviewer's rating: 4 - Good

Let's start this off with my statement, "I like this series, really like it", I just am wavering on the latest books. We met the nears in Tiny Dancer, and they totally distracted me from the main characters. Perhaps, I built them up too much in my mind. There were several high points in the book and some not so great things. It is still a good read, it managed to get me very emotional a couple times. Just not the awesomeness I expect in this series. I adore Cody, Heath and Spencer, they just seemed meeker than when they were first introduced. Cody lives up to the bossy bear, I would have liked a touch more Dom from him. Spencer is the strong silent bear, I can never resist them! Heath is the playful one, although he ended up being the spanker. They are a lethal combo, they just felt watered down a touch. Sure that they were delicious at the beginning, so very dominant and overpowering, I wanted that intensity to stick around. I loved them at the Twisted Bull, they made a strong showing in the end too. Maizy is very sweet, she has a touch of spunk in her, wish we had seen more of that backbone. She caved too easy in a few situations. I understand she is a teacher and subject to the school board, a seriously terrible place to be. She has moments of sass and sensuality, I would have loved to see more of her in that light. I really prefer the gals with spunk, even though I know we need variety in our heroines. She fits in very well with all the other Divine ladies. The side story here is more of Tabitha Lester, eh, I am kind of getting tired of her. Here we are at book 16 in the series, by now there are more Divas than Frozen Chosen. I am really ready for them to lay the smack down on this prude. In Divine Phoenix she seemed more pathetic and weak, how has she become this powerhouse? I feel like we need more or a conflict than this. While I am on the subject, I am experiencing deja vu in some of the books. I feel like every book we have a talk about how menages work, and how the guys won't be jealous of each other. I feel like that area is well covered by now. Now for the really good stuff!!! There is loads of steam in this book! Sure it happens quick, almost too quick, but I am giving in to the love/lust at first sight philosophy. Oh boy, if I could have a big ole hot shower scene like that!! Wow, it is all about the lady!! Yes please, sign me up and lather away!! This book seems to feature more smexy scenes than other books and a greater amount of one on one time with the heroes. Not a complaint, just an observation. While I am not into foot play, there is a hot scene that will give any foot fetishist shivers!! I do love me some spanking, and there is a yummy naughty scene with that to get ya hot and bothered. Such a steamy read you might just want to leave your panties off, it will save you laundry time! There are a couple very emotional times in the book, sobbing occurred and tissues were deployed. Very heartbreaking! Ms Rainier knows how to shred my heart and then put it back together again by the end of the book. Usually the books cover a longer time span with time jumps thrown in, this was skipped, everything pretty much happened in a month. I like the jumps because they made the relationships seem more real, giving emotions more time to manifest. I enjoyed the whole thing, it just lacked a bit of the umph from earlier books. I miss the days when stories were a touch more mixed together and overlapping. I love seeing all the supporting characters, it is something you come to depend on in the Divine series. Everybody continues to grow and the relationships get stronger with each book. We met a few new ladies this book with fellow teacher Jan, hairstylist Danielle, rose lover Lola, all ripe for HEA stories, menage of otherwise! I am also looking at past ladies with mentions like Leah, who has been single far to long, I am sure her sister would cause her trouble. I am also curious about Madeleine, she might need a little romancing too! I would also love to see a certain boudoir photographer resurface and find some good lovin!! See, I am totally addicted! I am very excited for the next book, going to get a HEA for smexy sheriff Hank!! Oh and the yummy scenes I read with BDSM, wickedly delicious! I have faith this will be a truly scrumptious read!

Reviewed by: GrapeApril (Date: 02/09/2014)
Total reviews by this reviewer: 8 See all my reviews


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122 Ratings
Avg - 4.31
Rosemary's Double Delight (MFM) by Heather Rainier (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$6.99
Categories: Contemporary, Menage a Trois/Quatre, Western/Cowboys

This reviewer's rating: 5 - Outstanding

The sparks fly between Rosemary, Wes and Evan!! Such a great book!! I love how the characters have such depth and the story isn't just sex, sex, sex. Don't get me wrong there is plenty of steam but it is a great story too!

Reviewed by: GrapeApril (Date: 07/07/2013)
Total reviews by this reviewer: 8 See all my reviews


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13 Ratings
Avg - 4.38
Love Storm (MMF) by Erin M. Leaf (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$5.99
Categories: Contemporary, Menage a Trois/Quatre, Paranormal

This reviewer's rating: 4 - Good

This series is super hot and steamy!!! Such a great story and intriguing concept! And oh the steamy love scenes!! Hot MMF!! I can not wait for more of this series!

Reviewed by: GrapeApril (Date: 07/07/2013)
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85 Ratings
Avg - 4.67
Divine Phoenix (MFM) by Heather Rainier (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$8.99
Categories: Contemporary, Menage a Trois/Quatre, Western/Cowboys

This reviewer's rating: 5 - Outstanding

I loved this book!! Oh, if only I could move to Divine!! Sexy men a plenty!! Great tale and I was ready for Clay to have his happy ever after! Who knew he had a brother to throw in the mix!! Can not wait for the next book!!! Super steamy fun reading!

Reviewed by: GrapeApril (Date: 07/07/2013)
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7 Ratings
Avg - 3.71
Reluctant Match (MFM) by Peyton Elizabeth (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$5.5
Categories: Contemporary, Menage a Trois/Quatre, Western/Cowboys

This reviewer's rating: 4 - Good

I really like this series and the premise of a ménage dating service! Sign me up! Emma is a a great character although she falls into the guys arms rather easily. But that can be explained when you realize she has loved them for eleven years. Still a long time to wait for someone to acknowledge you are more than a booty call. I really thought Russ' secret would be more dramatic. It was kinda eh. And the outside suspense could have been built up more as well. There were a lot of ups and downs emotionally. I enjoyed the touches of BDSM, they kept the story poppin. The steam was hot and heavy but more one on one for most of the book. Each book draws you in more with a hint of the next at the end. I can not wait for another ménage.com match!!

Reviewed by: GrapeApril (Date: 03/11/2013)
Total reviews by this reviewer: 8 See all my reviews


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13 Ratings
Avg - 4.46

Feels like I have been waiting forever for Lars and Chris to have their romance! They are a great pair and this was a great tale of them connecting with their mate. It was well rounded with plenty of story and loads of steamy scenes!!

Reviewed by: GrapeApril (Date: 02/18/2013)
Total reviews by this reviewer: 8 See all my reviews


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