Erotica ~ Mature 18+
*Book source ~ A review copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.
Title ~ Werewolves in the Kitchen
Author ~ Shaunna Aura Knight
Publisher ~ Jupiter Gardens Ignite
Published ~ 14 January 2014
Genre ~ Erotica | Paranormal
Pages ~ 48
My Rating ~ 4 bites
When Ellie was fired for complaining about her boss’s sexual harassment, she grabbed at a job offer at SpiralStone retreat. One day she would finish her degree in physics, but for now she was enjoying the simplistic lifestyle. Well, she was enjoying everything except not having any sex. There were two really hot guys who worked in the kitchen, but hot guys never went for her geeky self, so she drooled over them in her private fantasies. Until the day when fantasy becomes reality. Now they’re in a pickle and Ellie’s trying to think her way through it instead of leading with her heart. Will her heart overcome her brain in time to save them all?
I enjoyed the alternating POVs in this hot short story. Ellie is drooling over Kyle and Jake and Kyle and Jake are drooling over Ellie and none of them really have a clue that they all want the same thing. Well, Jake and Kyle know because they talk about it, but Ellie is clueless about them and they don’t want to scare her away. To make matters even more complicated the guys are werewolves and that’s where the major problem comes in after they hook up with Ellie. I loved Jake and Kyle, but Ellie irritated me with her waffling and over thinking. Yes, she’s a physics major and she’s all Spock Logical and shit, but come on! She completely ignores what her body is telling her not to mention sticking her fingers in her ears and saying la-la-la to her heart. Anyway…this is a hot story with m/f/m ménage action, but only implied m/m/f action. I’d be interested in reading more about the world in this book. Shifters and magic are things I love as well as steamy bits and humor.
*Book source ~ A review copy was provided by NetGalley & Riptide in exchange for an honest review.
Title ~ Dirty Deeds
Series ~ Dirty Deeds, #1
Author ~ SE Jakes
Publisher ~ Riptide Publishing
Published ~ 11 January 2014
Genre ~ Erotica | M/M
Pages ~ 79
My Rating ~ 3 bites and a nibble
Cillian is a black ops agent for the British government. Deep undercover he runs his ops mostly alone. Mal is a former Navy SEAL looking for the traitor of his former unit. When Mal discovers Cillian is hot on John Morse’s trail he doesn’t know if Cillian is for or against John. All Mal knows is that John must die and anyone who’s in bed with him, too. However, he didn’t expect to start falling for Cillian and Cillian didn’t expect to fall for Mal. When you’re deep in an op starting a relationship is not the smartest thing to do, but Mal and Cillian are used to playing with fire. The question is whether they will get burned and if so, will they live to love another day?
I was completely lost starting this story. The plot is convoluted and I had a hard time following it. There’s a lot of techie computer stuff that’s a bit out of my league, too, but the m/m steamy bits were more than worth pushing forward. Computer sex and hot hard sex in a club back room are all well-done and fan-worthy. *fans self vigorously* As the story moves along some things become more clear, but there’s not as much depth as I would hope and I blame the shortness of the book for that. However, that ending! A holy shit moment for them both and then a cliffhanger. Gah! If you are not a fan of cliffhangers then I suggest waiting until the next book is out or the series is complete. Otherwise, this is a tension-filled thriller with plenty of steamy action that will keep you on your toes.