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11 Ratings
Avg - 3.73
Reclaiming His Discarded Mate (MF) by Emma Anderson (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$4.5
Categories: Contemporary, Paranormal, Vampires/Werewolves

This reviewer's rating: 4 - Good

Ellie’s mate has found her and she is willing to get to know him even though her past experience in her father’s pack has left her distrusting wolf shifters except her brother and Aiden. Even though Gabe asks her who hurt her she won’t tell him who her fathers is because she doesn’t want her brother hurt in the process. Just as Ellie starts trusting in the faith she has put in Gabe and their relationship the truth comes calling and he turns his back on her. Now Ellie has to face a new adventure without her mate. I say anymore and I may spoil the whole damn book for the next reader. I just finished Reclaiming His Discarded Mate only to turn around read it again the next day, it’s crazy because really, it’s not riveting or anything but the darn books just calls to me or something, ugh. Oh, well, the book really is a decent read, it could use a once over to correct a few edits to smooth out the flow a little more. Happy Reading From Laura's Book Binge P.S. This is not the only posting of my review

Reviewed by: daffygirl (Date: 08/07/2020)
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18 Ratings
Avg - 4.17
Nessa's Two Shifters (MFM) by Marla Monroe (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$5.5
Categories: Menage a Trois/Quatre, Paranormal, Shape-shifter

This reviewer's rating: 2 - Fair

My first review of this book was pretty vague and not very helpful, I am so glad I decided to read Nessa’s Two Shifters again, I am almost sorry I did because I don’t like writing bad reviews, they suck. Nessa’s Two Shifters has a great potential in the storyline but the flaws in the story really bring it down. Nessa step-brother is a sick fucking dick that needs to be castrated for treating her the way he did. The problem though is, being abused and raped should have made Nessa a lot less trusting of Joe and Jess especially in the bedroom, so that part is not very well written. There was also the issue of no editing or attention to detail that totally fried the flow of the storyline. There were a few spots where the characters name seems to change and that throws a huge speed bump into the flow of the story, when you have to back up and double check the last two pages you just read to figure out if you missed something. I really think that if Marla Monroe ever goes back and fixes all the edits that ruined the flow, Nessa’s Two Shifters will be a great story. I do feel like I should also say the Siren Publishing should hire better editors to help the authors in find those edits after all they do have a vested interest in making author successful. But until then I have to stick with the 2-star rating I originally gave the story.

Reviewed by: daffygirl (Date: 05/31/2020)
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10 Ratings
Avg - 4.50
Passion, Victoria 2: Toni's Reluctance (MFM) by Becca Van (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$5.5
Categories: Contemporary, Menage a Trois/Quatre

This reviewer's rating: 5 - Outstanding

When I think about this story and what Toni went through and her reactions to the Landon brothers. She acted more like a rape victim and technically that is probably what she is as she did tell he ex-boyfriend ‘no’ more than once and he still pushed for and had sex with her. Becca did a nice job writing in this particular story if that was the direction she wanted us to go, she was very subtle with it but it makes sense, with Toni’s trust issues and the fact she had not had a date since the one event, the poor girl was so bottled up it was no wonder she had a meltdown. Becca Van is one of my favorite writers and I know that any of her books that I have read so far I will read again and I happy to say that this book did not disappoint either. This Review was originally posted here https://laurasbookbinge.wordpress.com/2014/04/12/passion-victoria-2-tonis-reluctance-by-becca-van/

Reviewed by: daffygirl (Date: 05/10/2020)
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40 Ratings
Avg - 4.58
Their Greatest Treasure (MFM) by Dixie Lynn Dwyer (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$5.5
Categories: Contemporary, Menage a Trois/Quatre

This reviewer's rating: 5 - Outstanding

Chastity really has a lot going on in her life, a stalker, a big job revamping a crappy night club and 2 men who can’t take ‘no’ for an answer. Riker is burying himself in booze and women while Nash just lives with blame and grief. That does make for an interesting story line in a lot of ways when you’re in the mood for such a story. I seriously did like these three characters and I really have to say I was proud of Chastity for standing proud and strong as she chose to stand and fight. I wish I could go into exact detail but then you would read the book because I gave it all away. I do think Nash needs to think before he speaks because his mouth before his brain takes over is utterly stupid. Riker would have been better off speaking for both him and Nash in some cases. I really am having a hard time being super critical about the brothers’ behavior because they are both just broken and have seem to have undiscovered trust issues, but then who can blame them (again read the book to find out why). The bedroom scenes when they finally get there are pretty hot and steamy and worth waiting for. Honestly, I think that someone should really consider sticking some TNT up Desi’s ass because that man is a really piece of shit (dang it now I have to edit for publishing in Amazon, ugh). I have read a number of books by Dixie Lynn Dwyer and she certainly knows how to create some seriously twisted bad guy creeps. She is also great about how she writes her female characters. I have so many questions I would love to ask her. I was going over my notes from my first read through of Their Greatest Treasure and found that I had written that the story was boring and that I had to take several breaks. On my second read through I felt the complete opposite, which just proves that all books are worth at least one second chance. I don’t remember what my state of mind was the first time through the story, but given the last 5 years my guess is no place pleasant. I am really super happy about the fact that I didn’t write a review after my first reading of this story because I would have been eating those words with a new review. Happy Reading From Laura's Book Binge

Reviewed by: daffygirl (Date: 04/20/2020)
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14 Ratings
Avg - 4.29
Stony Creek Cowboy (MF) by Taylor Berke (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$4.99
Categories: Contemporary, Western/Cowboys

This reviewer's rating: 1 - Poor

I have procrastinated on writing this review long enough… I wish I could say I enjoyed Stony Creek Cowboy but so many things utterly destroyed this story for me. There were so many missing words in sentences in every chapter that it felt like I was hitting road blocks while taking a drive, it just sucked. Then there was a sentence where a ‘she’ became a ‘he’ creating a gender issue at an inopportune moment in the book. Some of the characters were equally frustrating, for example Troy started out as Jackson’s brother then changed to being a cousin later on in the story. I think the worst part of the whole story was the conversation about Ben and Brody you couldn’t tell who was talking and at times there seemed to be confusing about which man did what. I was so confused I had to take a break and try reading it again later and it was still the same confusion. The lack of attention to detail by the author, the editor and the publisher really ruined what could have been a great story, so I will be deleting this story from my library and giving Stony Creek Cowboy a 1-star rating. Happy Reading From Laura Lu's Book Reviews

Reviewed by: daffygirl (Date: 01/25/2020)
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33 Ratings
Avg - 4.06
Claimed by Wolves (LoveXtreme) by Diane Leyne (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$5.5
Categories: Menage a Trois/Quatre, Paranormal, Shape-shifter

This reviewer's rating: 1 - Poor

Samantha agrees to go to her grandparent’s old house and spend time there and explore her roots with no intention of staying. She then meets the McAllister brothers who think that she is their mate and set out to woo her, well except the older brother who wants to spy on her in wolf form. She decides that a fling and games what she wants. Granted Gabe sort of started it by spying but then again maybe Samantha did by hiding who and what she really was, then toying with Gabe. Talk about acting like fickle teenagers. I really liked the 4 younger brothers, Bart, Nick, Eddie and Andy, they were genuinely trying to woo her and wore their hearts on their sleeves. Honestly, I was bored and frustrated before I ever hit the middle of the book and am so surprised that even made it to the end, with all the edits and inconsistencies. I think the worst inconsistency was at the lake, how can Samantha be treading water when she had already gotten out of the water? Doesn’t Diane Leyne or Siren have any proof readers to edit the story, ugh!!

Reviewed by: daffygirl (Date: 09/15/2019)
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1 Ratings
Avg - 1.00
Impossible (MF) by Allyson Young (Published by: Evernight Publishing )
$2.99
Categories: Contemporary, Short Stories

This reviewer's rating: 1 - Poor

Impossible basically starts off in the middle of the story where Celeste is telling Elliott her one night and three times stand that she is pregnant and he is the baby daddy. His first reaction is to basically say ‘hell no not possible’, for which she basically says a big ‘fuck you’ to him then vanishes. From there it’s a fast sweep to the conclusion and not very exciting. Allyson Young is such a creative writer that I was very excited to get started on this story. Unfortunately, I wound up really disappointed. This review posting contains the body of the review, which is only a portion of the original review Happy Reading From Laura Lu's Book Reviews

Reviewed by: daffygirl (Date: 07/28/2019)
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22 Ratings
Avg - 4.32
Foul Play (MFM) by McKinlay Thomson (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$5.5
Categories: BDSM, Contemporary, Menage a Trois/Quatre, Western/Cowboys

This reviewer's rating: 2 - Fair

I found Foul Play on BookStrand’s Time Machine and could have sworn I had read it somewhere before and I very well may have because the story was vaguely familiar. I was also very curious because of the title, Foul Play, which I thought about a lot as I ready the story. I could not fathom why this title was chosen. Yes, there was some foul play involved in why Sarah landed in Merricks, Montana but it is not the entire theme of the story. A title should give the reader a hint into the them of the story and this title did not. It is not an action book unless you count all the sex, which was steamy, on the back half of the book. The story line it self starts out really engrossing, I couldn’t put it down and caused a late night and rough morning at work. But once Sarah hit Merricks, Montana it became all about the sex with a few short pauses for effect. Once the raging libidos took over the story was basically over and I got tired of chapter after chapter having a sex scene in it somewhere and the story line getting lost until the end. Please don’t get me wrong, sex is fun and reading about it isn’t bad either but this story became more of an equivalent to a porn movie for a while. Rating this story was rather tough because the parts of Foul Play that were the actually story line were pretty amazing and like I said earlier engrossing but then the sex, though steamy, just took over most of the second half of the story. I kept wondering if the author just could not find a way to maintain the drama of the beginning of the book so she used sex a filler to kill time and extend the life of the story. Maybe I am being to critical of the lack of continuity through the whole story, I don’t know, guess we will see because you never know I may read it again and have a different opinion later. This review posting contains the body of the review Happy Reading From Laura Lu's Book Reviews

Reviewed by: daffygirl (Date: 07/21/2019)
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13 Ratings
Avg - 4.15
Ruby's Two Sexy Hunks (MFM) by Sam Crescent (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$4.5
Categories: Contemporary, Menage a Trois/Quatre

This reviewer's rating: 2 - Fair

Ruby’s Two Sexy Hunks is book two in the Love In Stone Valley series and it you skip this story you may miss out on something in book three because even though the focus is on Ruby, Chris and Troy the are other stories taking place. The thing is that in the first book in the series you didn’t see much of this style of writing but you can see where Sam Crescent changes gears and spreads out to include the lives of other community members. I really liked how it was coming together and felt it was an improvement that gave a caliber of writing almost equal to that of Laurann Dohner. Ruby’s life is clearly not boring and I really enjoyed her story, although I would have told her to send her boyfriend steeling self to stay with the parental units after what she did. But then Ruby has a big forgiving heart and clearly didn’t love the guy in question or he would have been toasted and run out of town ????. As for Chris and Troy, I thought the best part was when they met one of Ruby’s dads and got the third degree BEFORE they even expressed and interest. Poor Ruby. I have read a lot of Sam Crescent books and for the most part I love them all, I could probably finish reading them in a day if it weren’t for the bloody speed bumps (edits) that keep popping up in her books. The worst of the edits was when the scene involved Donald (Tessie’s dad) who then morphed into Charles (one of Ruby’s dads) vice-versa and then Jon some how became Don both moments creating a brief flare of confusion. The other edits were mostly wrong words and I am really surprised that Sam Crescent’s Beta Readers missed them because they were blatantly obvious, which makes me wonder if her Beta Readers and editors are doing their due diligence or are trying to submarine her. In either way she needs a new crew of readers to proof read her work before it gets published. This review posting contains the body of the review, which is only a portion of the original review which was originally posted here https://lauralusbookreviews.blogspot.com/2019/05/rubys-two-sexy-hunks-love-in-stone.html

Reviewed by: daffygirl (Date: 06/09/2019)
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15 Ratings
Avg - 4.07
Stephanie's Homecoming (MFM) by Debbie Bailey (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$5.99
Categories: Contemporary, Menage a Trois/Quatre

This reviewer's rating: 4 - Good

The first quarter of Stephanie’s Homecoming is about her taking control of the town newspaper. There is heated reconnect with her man, Kane and an introduction to Turk and verbal cat fight with the resident psycho slut thrown for a little spice. From there the focus changes more to the vary fast developing relationship between Stephanie and her men, Kane and Turk. I enjoyed reading Stephanie’s Homecoming because of how well rounded the story was. You weren’t left in the dark about what the psycho slut was thinking or plotting thanks to the Debbie Bailey including those scenes into the story line. I really liked how outspoken Stephanie is and how she isn’t afraid to put her self out there and owns her fuck ups. I also liked how she interacted with her men. The only thing I didn’t like were the 8 edits (mostly missing quote marks) the were missed in the editing processes. I also wasn’t crazy about Turk’s brother, Brian, who should have probably called his brother immediately following the psycho sluts contacting him rather than believing her blindly. I am really glad I found Stephanie’s Homecoming and I am looking forward to finding the books in the series. This review posting contains the body of the review, which is only a portion of the original review which was originally posted here https://lauralusbookreviews.blogspot.com/2019/01/stephanies-homecoming-men-of-kinsey-4.html

Reviewed by: daffygirl (Date: 02/15/2019)
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27 Ratings
Avg - 4.22
Plenty to Come (MFM) by Lara Valentine (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$5.99
Categories: Contemporary, Menage a Trois/Quatre

This reviewer's rating: 3 - Average

I bought Plenty To Come a few years ago after reading a copy that a friend had. I had originally planned to read the series and that is still very much in my plan but with so many books to read I wonder if I will have time to read every book in my ever-growing library. It is a good thing that most of my library is digital because that many books would not fit in my house. Stalking is serious crime with long term repercussions for the victims because of that I felt that the author could have done a better job of writing Cassie. Yes, her psycho, dirt bag stalker was in jail but that doesn’t automatically take away the trauma of the incidents that led her to relocate to Plenty. I am sure that Lara Valentine pictured Cassie as a strong woman and with her friend would be able to over come all the bad but the truth is Cassie isn’t super woman and the crimes against her weren’t that far in her past so there probably should have been more signs of residual trauma and maybe a therapist in the picture. I could be wrong because I honestly have never met anyone who had a stalker but it seems to me that it would be very stressful and incredible traumatic with a little long-term PTSD or something in the mix and there were no real signs of that even when the shit for brains stalker got free. I didn’t notice any edits as I read through Plenty To Come making a smooth read. I am not sure if I will read this story for a third time or even keep this story in my library. If I could I would probably pass it on to a friend to try or trade it in for a new e-book or donate it to the library but since I can’t do any of those things so deleting a book, which seems blasphemous, maybe my only other option. I do intend to read the other books in the series and hope they are worth my efforts. This review posting contains the body of the review, which is only a portion of the original review which was originally posted here https://lauralusbookreviews.blogspot.com/2018/12/plenty-to-come-plenty-fl-1-by-lara.html

Reviewed by: daffygirl (Date: 01/01/2019)
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3 Ratings
Avg - 4.00
Gabe's Second Chance (MF) by Lee Rose (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$4.5
Categories: Contemporary, Romantic Suspense

This reviewer's rating: 3 - Average

Gabe’s Second Chance started out to be amazing with the rescue and subsequent car chase. I was impressed with Karissa and her ability to stay calm for Toby was realistic and amazing. From there it went into how Gabe broke Karissa’s young heart to the point I was wondering if the author was brow beating that fact into Gabe or the reader. I didn’t mind the romantic mushy stuff since a lot of it was actually really sweet. I was slowing getting bummed out as the story progressed because everything after the car chase scene was pretty anticlimactic even with the near run ins with the bad guys. I am wondering if my first reaction to this book is because I started with book 3 instead of book 1 and so I have decided that I am going to obtain the first 2 books in the series and go from there, maybe it will change my thoughts on Gabe’s Second Chance. This review posting contains the body of the review, which is only a portion of the original review which was originally posted here https://lauralusbookreviews.blogspot.com/2018/10/gabes-second-chance-appledale-3-by-lee.html

Reviewed by: daffygirl (Date: 10/14/2018)
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32 Ratings
Avg - 4.56

I decided to start reading In Good Hands because I was really missing Dixie’s writing. Dixie isn’t always consistent in her writing but she knows how to put the story together. I would really love to interview her someday because I have a question or two that are just burning a hole in my brain. I really like Cherokee and her men should have made her a member of the Sons Of Justice, she has some mad skills. I thought it was really cool that she injured her attacker with his own weapon, how cool is that? All the characters were so life like in how they talked and reacted for the most part and I really enjoyed the story line even though is seemed the pace was set on slow motion. What really didn’t like the most was the bad guys name, Stanston, it just makes you hate him before you know he is the ass hat determined to ruin the world. I also had a little problem determining the time line because of the flow of In Good Hands there were a couple of spots where I didn’t realize time had passed until I was a few paragraphs in but that was a small issue and didn’t interfere with the telling of the story. Honestly it was hard finding anything I didn’t like other than the bad guy and I think I will probably read this book again someday. This review posting contains the body of the review, which is only a portion of the original review which was originally posted here http://lauralusbookreviews.blogspot.com/2018/08/sons-of-justice-1-in-good-hands-by.html

Reviewed by: daffygirl (Date: 09/03/2018)
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78 Ratings
Avg - 4.45
Lena's Happily Ever After (MFMMM) by Dixie Lynn Dwyer (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$7.99
Categories: Contemporary, Menage a Trois/Quatre, Western/Cowboys

This reviewer's rating: 5 - Outstanding

I don't think I will ever look a bottle of syrup the same way again anytime soon, I am so glad my husband was home for that one ;) Now granted I am not into more than one man (my Husband) but hot diggity does this author make it sound awesome. Lena's life has been full of hard knocks and believe me when I tell you I am a glad I wasn't sitting next to my spouse a few times (he already ducks or moves away from me during violent TV shows lol). Again; Dixie Lee Dwyer took something that happens every day in this country and around the world and put a face on it and also added hope to it, I know a lot of woman out there do give up hope and just want to take the easy way and wish for someone to rescue them like Lena's friend Ariel, that poor girl. But not Lena, she wouldn't give up and she gave as good as she got, and for those women out there who are still fighting the good fight keep fighting and raise your daughters to be strong. This second time around, reading this book I again had a hard time putting this book down and the other book I am reading suffered for it. The first two books in this series are equally hot, steamy and compelling and well worth the read. I look forward to reading Millie's story again and catching up with the rest of the series :) This Review was originally posted here http://lauralusbookreviews.blogspot.com/2014/05/lenas-happily-every-after-by-dixie-lynn.html

Reviewed by: daffygirl (Date: 08/11/2018)
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32 Ratings
Avg - 4.38
The Billionaire Rancher Buys a Wife (MF) by Paige Cameron (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$4.99
Categories: Contemporary, Western/Cowboys

This reviewer's rating: 4 - Good

I really did like The Billionaire Rancher Buys a Wife and I would have given this book five stars but with this one sentence from Janice “I want a committed relationship, and you want a fling.” Paige Cameron created an inconsistency in the characters personality by having her boink Drake in the back of a limo two months later, on their second date. Why would a woman piss backwards like that after being very firm? And with a known playboy no less? Since Paige Cameron is one of my favorite authors this book will get a second reading and maybe I will get some enlightenment on this minor inconsistency then. This Review was originally posted here http://lauralusbookreviews.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-billionaire-rancher-buys-wife-wives.html

Reviewed by: daffygirl (Date: 04/18/2018)
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103 Ratings
Avg - 4.46
Stacy's Destiny (MFM) by Dixie Lynn Dwyer (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$8.99
Categories: Contemporary, Menage a Trois/Quatre, Western/Cowboys

This reviewer's rating: 4 - Good

I finally finished Stacy’s Destiny for the third time and I really don’t have much to add but I do have one issue that I over looked in the past and that was the edits but they were not that bad so it wont take much away from the rating. Original part of this review. It took me longer to read this book on the second time around, I think that was because I am reading another book at the same time and I really just wanted to savor the read this time. You know how i is, when you get into a book and you don't want put the book down or might miss something (it's almost like watching a new episode of your favorite TV show). I will most likely read this one again, I really like stories where the woman won't give up without a fight, rather than just sitting there waiting to be rescued. And Stacy sure can put up a fight :) Stacy is physically abused, almost sexually assaulted and stalked by her crazy ass boss so her friend tricks her into going to Texas to get her out of line of fire (smart friend). In Texas she falls in love with twin brother. In this day where sexual harassment happens daily I think it is great that a writer can put a face on it without making the woman look totally weak and defenseless. I really did like hour Stacy broke her boss' nose, to bad she could get a nut shot in as well. This review posting contains the body of the review, which is only a portion of the original review which was originally posted here http://lauralusbookreviews.blogspot.com/2018/04/stacys-destiny-town-of-pearl-2-by-dixie.html

Reviewed by: daffygirl (Date: 04/08/2018)
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289 Ratings
Avg - 4.49
Untamed Desire (MFM) by Lana Dare, Leah Brooke (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$8.99
Categories: Historical, Menage a Trois/Quatre, Western/Cowboys

This reviewer's rating: 5 - Outstanding

I spent a few days trying to write this review and when I gave up for the night last night and try to get some sleep everything I wanted to say or can think of to say just starts popping into my head. I would have crawled my sorry butt back out of bed to write it all out but my husband is awake before the butt crack of dawn to go to work, so I had to wait to wake up and get my chores done before I could start writing this review so here we are on Untamed Desire. I started with the Desire, Oklahoma series (written under the name Leah Brooke) and then I discover The Founding Fathers (written under name Lana Dare) and well I just had to dive in to the beginning so I could get back to the modern-day version. After all one should always start at the beginning which brings me to Untamed Desire the first in the Desire, Oklahoma: The Founding Fathers. An extremely steamy, erotic story about Maggie and her men, Eb and Jeremiah that is so well written that I found only one small error which a simple period can fix. The steamy, erotic parts are numerous however they don’t over run the storyline to the point of drowning out the plot of the story which I think centers around Maggie, Eb and Jeremiah settling into married life with the addition of Maggie settling into a new location away from the home she has always know. There are few hair-raising moments to go along with the many steamy climatic moments but I think you will enjoy the moments that are definitely foreplay the most. What I didn’t like about Untamed Desire was the egoistical male chauvinism however accurate it was for the time period. But I think the thing I disliked the most out of the alpha males in this story was how everything about Maggie, even her past was their business while their man whoring past was none of her business, I really hate double standards, it is huge pet peeve of mine but again it is probably a most accurate mentality of the men of that time frame. This review posting contains the body of the review, which is only a portion of the original review which is posted here http://lauralusbookreviews.blogspot.com/2017/12/untamed-desire-desire-oklahoma-founding.html

Reviewed by: daffygirl (Date: 01/01/2018)
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152 Ratings
Avg - 4.39

Maddie feels out of place in the Ellis brother’s world and attempts to separate herself from them. So, I am thinking and asking myself why would two very smart talented writers decide to go and split a story into to two books when it would have been better to publish it as one complete book. This one even starts at Chapter 8, which explains the lack of a cliff hanger in the first book. It was a stretch finding things that I really liked about this book, besides the steamy hot sex scenes. I really got a kick out of the sister, Bea, she was a hoot when she was giving her brothers a hard time. I also liked that there was a bit more action than in the first book with the bad guys being mean, bitchy and downright vicious. The absolute best thing that I could find about this book was there were no typos, misspelled words or inconsistency in this book at all, and for that reason alone I am given this book an extra star in its overall rating. I originally posted this review here http://lauralusbookreviews.blogspot.com/2016/11/a-bride-for-two-tycoons-part-2-promise.html

Reviewed by: daffygirl (Date: 02/18/2017)
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176 Ratings
Avg - 4.42

Maddie is trying to save the youth center before it runs out of funds. The problem with being behind in my writing of reviews and not behind in the reading is that when I get to the notes for a book I read and find that there are few to no notes and then I realize that I can barely remember what if anything I liked about said book. Which makes me think real hard because most of the books I have read I remember with clarity and especially my favorite parts. My favorite part of this story took place at the beginning at the fountain. Other than that, the story though fairly thorough is more of an introduction to all the players mixed in with some mostly steam worthy moments. What I think surprised me the most was the ending, because I know this is only the part one so I expected a cliff hanger but this book could be a stand-alone for the lack of a cliff hanger to hook you into a strong desire to read part 2. I did read book 2 after finishing this book and will get that review out as soon as I can but for this book I think a three-star rating fits this book for the story line that was way less climatic than the sex scenes. I originally posted this review here http://lauralusbookreviews.blogspot.com/2016/11/a-bride-for-two-tycoons-part-1.html

Reviewed by: daffygirl (Date: 02/13/2017)
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306 Ratings
Avg - 4.47
Were She Belongs (MFMM) by Dixie Lynn Dwyer (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$6.99
Categories: Fantasy, Menage a Trois/Quatre, Shape-shifter

This reviewer's rating: 3 - Average

Lexi has been on her own for as long as she can remember and on the run for the last few years. Leaving her best friend behind without a ‘good bye’ was the hardest thing she had ever done but in order to protect Sierra it was necessary. My second time through Were She Belongs wasn’t nearly as exciting as my first time through it, even so, I was no were near disappointed in the story as a whole. There were a few things that drove me nut and I will get to those shortly. First I want to talk about what I really liked about this story. I really like the story line and how you also got to touch base with the bad guys from time to time to see the plotting. I really liked the characters, especially Sierra and Lexi and I can just imagine how much they will stir the pot with their mates. I think my favorite part is how Lexi finds out she has family and their reactions when they find out. Lexi’s character had some interesting contradictions given how she was raised. She grew up a street kid and for all intents and purposes she was street smart and trusted no one, and for valid reasons. It is for those reasons a lone I expected her to fight harder against her mates and really thought she would at least try to run but she didn’t. This is where we get into what I don’t like about this story, the lack of consistency and continuity in places crated some comprehension issue at times especially when the time line seemed out of whack and characters were out of place. For example, when Feldman called Valco Lexi’s mate when he isn’t, he is Sierra’s mate. This one drives me absolutely crazy how can Andre’s ball be slapping Lexi’s ass when she is bent over the arm of the couch (on her stomach), seems to me his ball would be hitting somewhere in the vicinity of her clit. The inconsistencies were the biggest editing issue in the book when the tally was completed on the number of edits I found but thankfully the edits only added up to enough to cost the author to lose only one star from the rating I intend to give this story. But as I sit here and ponder what my decision on this should be I am torn because I have read this book more than once and should for that very reason give this book a four-star rating because the edits omit a five-star rating but I am also considering a three-star rating because I am almost feeling like I should give it a four-star rating minus the star for the edits. Which brings me around to thinking maybe I should change my rating criteria by creating a separate rating system for the editing that is separate from my love it or hate it ratings. I originally posted my review here http://lauralusbookreviews.blogspot.com/2016/11/were-she-belongs-were-trilogy-1-by.html

Reviewed by: daffygirl (Date: 02/09/2017)
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16 Ratings
Avg - 4.00
Bunnies and Batteries (MF) by Angelina Rain (Published by: Evernight Publishing )
$0
Categories: Contemporary, Short Stories

This reviewer's rating: 2 - Fair

Short review for a short story. Girl meets boy, boy likes girl, girl gets sex toys… I am really sorry but when Grace did what she did to Clay I literally laughed my ass off because it really was bloody funny and probably the best part of this whole short read. Well that and the sex was worth reading about granted the steam coming of the page made that entertaining. I know that Bunnies and Batteries was just about the sex but I really would have liked this book so much better if there had been more story to go with the sex. After all sex is just sex without more story. I originally posted this review here http://lauralusbookreviews.blogspot.com/2016/10/bunnies-and-batteries-by-angelina-rain.html Happy Reading Laura Lu's Book Reviews

Reviewed by: daffygirl (Date: 01/14/2017)
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28 Ratings
Avg - 3.82
Blackmailed by the Beast (MF) by Sam Crescent (Published by: Evernight Publishing )
$3.99
Categories: Contemporary, Rubenesque, May-December

This reviewer's rating: 4 - Good

Lily Jones grew up knowing that for whatever reason her family hated her and now they expect her to allow herself to be blackmailed into marring Wayne ‘Beast’ Brown just to save them from financial ruin. She goes along with it because she does love her family, and she has gone without love this long so why change now. Little does she know that her Beast does love her but he isn’t ready to say it but when he does finally pull his head out of his ass it will be just a little too late. Some days it is so easy to write what I like and/or don’t like about a book and other days it seems just plain hopeless to figure out what I want to say and yet here we are with I book I genuinely like and have read more than twice and I’ve got nothin’. So Maybe just writing until it all comes to me will solve some of this brain deadness that seems to happen a lot lately in the last eight months. I have been searching a lot for books that help me bury my head in the sand so to speak and I remembered really getting into the characters and the story and so this book was chosen for that end. Lily reminds me of Cinderella only Lily’s father is a live but treats her as bad as mommy dearest and the wicked bitch sister of the East treats her and yet they expect her to marry just so they can maintain their precious life style. Then there is Wayne who actually loves here but pretends not too and does nothing but hurt her over and over with his insensitiveness and all poor Lily wants is for someone to finally love her for her and who she wants to be. When Wayne finally figures out that he has to give more of himself it’s too little too late and Lily resigns herself to what she believes will be a loveless marriage because there is just no way that Wayne really loves her. You wouldn’t believe how many times I wanted to smack Wayne upside the head myself when he dug his hole deeper and deeper. The bedroom scenes aren’t super graphic are more hinted at then steaming off the pages but thankfully those aren’t need to make a story worth reading. I would give Blackmailed By The Beast a five-star review but there were enough edits to reduce that rating by one star so four-stars were giving to the story. Originally posted this review here http://lauralusbookreviews.blogspot.com/2016/02/blackmailed-by-beast-unlikely-love-1-by.html

Reviewed by: daffygirl (Date: 11/23/2016)
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11 Ratings
Avg - 3.82
Jessa & Kane (MF) by Cam Gallagher (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$2.99
Categories: Contemporary, Paranormal, Shape-shifter

This reviewer's rating: 1 - Poor

Left homeless by a selfish, uncaring mother, Jessa catches a bus to as far as it will take her, where she is found walking on the side of the road by an elderly couple who take her home with them. Now she is working in a book store with a nice boss and a roof over her head. When she runs into Kane the attraction is instant but she knows she isn’t even in the same ball park as him. He tells her he wants her and he is going to keep her, she has a hard time believing him. Jessa & Kane has a great start in the first few chapters but ultimately become blah. There was potential when the antagonistic, bimbo, Sherry came into the picture but the author didn’t run with it until the end and I am rather surprised that I actually made it to the end. When considering a rating for Jessa and Kane I had a difficult time because this book is in need of editing and there are enough edits that giving the book the three-star rating is not even close to possible. Jessa & Kane deserves the heat rating I am giving based on my own rating requirements, however I felt that there was too much filler content that would have been best used elsewhere and not in the bedroom scene. Originally posted http://lauralusbookreviews.blogspot.com/2016/01/jessa-kane-welcome-to-wolves-valley-1.html Happy Reading Laura Lu's Book Reviews

Reviewed by: daffygirl (Date: 02/09/2016)
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24 Ratings
Avg - 4.17
Possessive Protectors (MFM) by Paige Cameron (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$5.5
Categories: Contemporary, Multiple Partners

This reviewer's rating: 4 - Good

Natalie learns she is the prime suspect in her soon to be cheating ex-husband’s murder and the first thing she does is call her father. Her dad calls Gray Callahan, who happened to break her heart when they were teenagers, to defend her. She walks into his office and she clearly feels he got better with age and he couldn’t agree more in reverse. Gray is looking forward to his best friend meeting Nat because he is sure she is their one. When she meets Holt she can sense the man is dangerous and someone to avoid but her body thinks otherwise. Holt is in compete agreement with his friend but he can’t wait to make her theirs so he jumps the gun a bit almost blowing it. In order to secure their future Holt and Gray have to keep Natalie from going to prison for a crime she didn’t commit and find the really killer before he turns his sights on her. I really liked how well written the characters were with their back stories that even included the back ground of county so I can’t really decide on a favorite character. I really enjoyed the gunfight that took place towards the end but I wasn’t happy about Holt being shot. I also liked that this book was able to hold my attention and suck me because lately that is hard to achieve with my mind wondering back to missing my little girl so thank you Paige Cameron for helping me take my mind off my sadness for a little while. Possessive Protectors has a really fantastic story line and I really got into the suspense of who did what to whom not once but twice (yes this is my second or third time reading this story). I have only two major complaints but they aren’t the complaints that will ding the star rating over all. The first complaint has to do with the sex scenes. So imagine yourself reading along and really getting into the foreplay and thinking this would be a great one to read to your husband and all of the sudden you see ‘Take me’. Now maybe some of you don’t see my issue so I will explain why this cheesy out dated line makes me laugh there by ruining the whole mood. When I think of the phrase ‘take me’ coming out of a woman’s mouth during foreplay I am thinking that he ain’t doing his job right and she just can’t wait to get it over with so she is rushing him so she can go off to take care of herself. The second issue is a bit of a spoiler but I have to ask why would Nat leave her injured man, who just took a bullet to go boink her other man. I mean how can she even concentrate on having sex with one of her men hurt. Happy Reading Laura Lu's Book Reviews

Reviewed by: daffygirl (Date: 11/20/2015)
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57 Ratings
Avg - 4.56

When Millie's violent ex-boyfriend gets out of prison early, thanks to his seduction of his therapist and her current boyfriend dumps because he is a first class jerk she does the only thing she can do. She runs to Pearl and her friends, Anna and Stacy, but trouble isn't far behind and never minding the five Lewis brothers who are determined to make her theirs. There are a lot of things that I like about Dixie Lynn Dwyer's books and two of those are the strong females characters that even though they may be feeling week at the moment, they manage to keep fighting back. The second thing I like is that she can seriously create one hell of a bad guy, the sadistic nature of Frank was off the chart, and you could almost feel the evil coming out of the book when his scenes came up. My favorite chapter was Chapter 8 which takes place in the dojo when Millie surprises the heck out of Dalton, Hank and Marco. Hahahaha that will teach Dalton to judge a book by its cover. My favorite quote (yes, I actually have one this time, but it true fits what this whole series is about I think): “It’s crazy, isn’t it? To come to this spectacular town and run from your troubles, the fear, the worry, and start over? To think that you’re alone in that fear, to find the fight within you and then get unexpectedly hit out of thin air by love, attraction, lust, if you want to call it that? To think that you could never have a relationship, never mind one with multiple men, and suddenly you’re considering it?”--Lena in Chapter 13. I do wish that she had put more of the Lewis brother's background into the books. I have notice that in this series there isn't a lot of information the male characters, which would add depth to them and help us know them better. However, we do get to know and connect with the female characters. Other than that this is a great story that will make you laugh, cry and want to show your aggressive tendencies. Happy Reading From Laura Lu's Book Reviews

Reviewed by: daffygirl (Date: 09/16/2015)
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