Book review: A Bouquet of Gardenias by Judy Kemp

What is it about?

Jenny bumps into her old acquaintance Fiona and feels instantly attracted to her. When she finds out Fiona is stuck in a loveless marriage and cannot get pregnant by her husband, Jenny suggests that her husband impregnate Steve. Steve agrees, but what was supposed to be a clinical action rapidly evolves into days of passion in which the three cannot get enough of each other. Their relationship becomes more and more addictive and erotic, stretching the bounderies of their sexual experiences. Continue reading “Book review: A Bouquet of Gardenias by Judy Kemp”

Scarlett O’Hara: Heroine

My favourite book of all time is Gone With the Wind. I realise that it has its issues, not the least of which its problematic portrayal of slavery. However, it also gave me my favourite heroine. Ever since I read the book for the first time at the tender age of 16, I have been in love with Scarlett O’Hara. It never once occurred to me that other people might not like her as much as I. Imagine my shock and surprise when my sister said she hated Scarlett. And since that revelation I have heard more people say so. Continue reading “Scarlett O’Hara: Heroine”

Book review: When She Was Bad by Tammy Cohen

Amira, Sarah, Paula, Ewan, Charlie and Chloe have worked together for years – they know how each one likes their coffee, whose life is a mess, whose children keep them up at night. But their comfortable routine life is suddenly shattered when an aggressive new boss walks in. Continue reading “Book review: When She Was Bad by Tammy Cohen”

Book review: Beyond Shame by Kit Rocha

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Beyond Shame is an erotic romance novel set in a dystopian time. When Noelle Cunningham is exhiled from rich, posh Eden by her parents she had no idea how much her life would change – for the better. She is rescued by Jasper, on of the met of the O’Kane clan and she quickly gets drawn into his world. For the first time in her life she knows what it is like to feel – and she has to find her own way in this new life. Continue reading “Book review: Beyond Shame by Kit Rocha”

Book review: Pretty Hot by Donna Alam

Kate has caught her fiance screwing a stripper not long before she she was supposed to marry him. She breaks off the engagement and flees to Dubai where she joins her friend Niamh. She gets a job at a school and is determined to forget her loser fiance.

On her first day at work she meets Kai, a very hot stranger. Not long after she ends up in his bed and they start a passionate relationship. Continue reading “Book review: Pretty Hot by Donna Alam”

Book review: Surrender by Abigail Barnette

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From the description of the book:

Deaf since infancy and condemned to spinsterhood by her father’s will, Honoria has one last chance to experience the carnal passion she’s read about in scandalous novels. She enlists an unlikely man to be her companion for five days and nights of wicked pleasures and fulfilled fantasies, never dreaming that her desire could become something far more complicated.

Esau isn’t a man acquainted with the finer things in life. Common and proud, he’d rather work on the docks than bed a rich woman for money. But Honoria is unlike any woman he’s ever known, and the only one who’s ever stirred him to tenderness—something he never dreamed he could feel. Continue reading “Book review: Surrender by Abigail Barnette”

Calendar Girls January – Best Debut Novel of 2016

Calendar Girls is a blog event hosted by Flavia and Melanie. Each month (on the first Wednesday of the month) we will be discussing a different book based on a theme chosen by Flavia and Melanie. January’s theme is Best Debut Novel of 2016.

viralMy pick for best debut novel of 2016 is Viral by Helen Fitzgerald, but it’s a bit unfair as it’s the only debut novel I read in 2016 which was also published in 2016 (at least as far as I know, I’m a bit hazy on what I have read in 2016). I have read a lot more debut novels, but this one was the only one that was published in 2016. Having said that, Viral was a very good book. Continue reading “Calendar Girls January – Best Debut Novel of 2016”

Book review: Babysitting the Baumgartners

Babysittinbaumgartnersg the Baumgartners is a novella by Selena Kitt. Ronnie has been the Baumgartners babysitter for years. When the Baumgartners invite her on a holiday to Key West, Ronnie jumps at the chance. She is eager to have a bit of relaxation while working on her tan. However, Doc and Mrs B have something more exciting in mind and when they set out to seduce Ronnie, she finds there is much more to the Baumgartners than she had imagined. Continue reading “Book review: Babysitting the Baumgartners”