LITTLE BLACK DRESS by JAKE MALDEN

4.5 STARS

Reviewed by Sharon Thérèse Nuttall for Kindle Friends Forever

A little black dress is believed to be an essential item in one’s wardrobe; however, after reading Carly and Aaron’s story, Mr. Malden has entirely changed the concept of wearing said attire. From now on, I will certainly think about the outcome when wearing mine! Most likely wishful thinking on my part but all said and done, there’s no harm in building castles in the sky, is there?

This a semi-cruel and outstandingly erotic story! We’re thrown straight into a very sexy scene from page one and it not only gets hotter, but it also gets damn right complicated. Who is the culprit for such disruption in what appears to be a lovely sexy love story? Well, to start off with, Carly has temptation in front of her eyes. She really wants to impress her lover but she’s on a tight budget, so what does she do? Well, I’ll leave the answer up to your imagination and only say that her bright idea is going to backfire. And here enters Cruella de Vil into the story? Miranda likes to swing both ways and her idea of making Carly pay is definitively not through the nose! A true expert in getting what she wants; blackmailing her employee without compunction seems to be second to none. In a nutshell; she’s an A. One. Bitch! If her conditions aren’t met, she will take dire steps. Believe you me, this woman means business and the word no doesn’t exist in her vocabulary!

Aaron and Carly are getting their act together. He is literally in awe of his girlfriend and even suggests taking their relationship a step further. Carly can’t believe her luck either. What they never envisaged was the torturous couple of hours in front of them. They are forced to please Miranda’s every sexual whim and this is what this story is about. Deception, intimidation, and mental and physical abuse are the backbone of this naughty, naughty story! Oh my goodness, the sex is so descriptive that it’s on the verge of pornographic! Miranda’s also got a ‘wash your mouth out with soap’ lingo, taking great pleasure in insulting both of them. Despite the fact that I couldn’t comprehend why Carly hadn’t confess her wrongdoings to Aaron beforehand; on reflection, we wouldn’t have had a brilliant story line that moves at the speed of lightening if she had. Mr. Malden, the ending left me aghast! I would have liked to know just that little bit more about how your brilliantly described protagonists get on after such a mind-blowing experience.

Now to sum up this read. Mr. Malden, there is no doubt at all that you dominate the urban dictionary extremely well and you undeniably know how to write a good story. The storyline was original, quite realistic, unputdownable, and most importantly, very enjoyable. Bravo!

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TWISTED by CALLIE HART (Blood and Roses #5) by CALLIE HART

FIVE WELL DESERVED STARS

Reviewed by Sharon Thérèse Nuttall on behalf of Kindle Friends Forever.

Rules are rules! Never sum up a book in the introduction! However, Callie Hart has a way of making you lose sleep. Take heed; before you pick up the 5th book in Blood and Roses series, make sure you know what time it is because you won’t be able to put it down. I’ve taken my time here and finished reading this incredibly fast moving story at half seven in the afternoon the next day. “Why?” you may ask. Simply because every little detail was of extreme importance. To say the story of Zeth and Sloane is good would be an insult. It’s sublime; and not only is the the author going to make me suffer while waiting for the grand finale which I imagine will be brilliant, but she’s also left be dangling; again! It is of utmost importance that you read this series in order and if you haven’t started reading it, don’t hesitate to one-click because you won’t be disappointed.

Zeth and Sloane have come a long way since the beginning of their convoluted relationship. Note: I haven’t said love story yet because we’ve still got to fathom out whether it is love or a horrendous infatuation they have for each other. Will she have the strength to admit to herself her true feelings well knowing the career she has fought so hard for is about to become a shadow of her past? And Zeth. Is he prepared to face up to the true facts? Prepared to give into his inner torments and be completely honest with himself; with her? He has put her in a situation of extreme tension. Danger plays a huge part in this story and she is going to have to have the strength to overcome all the hurdles thrown in her path. Convincing him that she’s by his side through thick and thin won’t be easy.

It’s actually such an action packed story that it’s not the slightest bit difficult to imagine a car chase in a gangster movie. Michael, of course, will do his best to protect his passengers regardless of whether or not one of them has put them all in this tight spot to start off with. Sorry folks, I’m not telling you who but my, oh my, are you going to be mad with the one supposedly trusted friend that Sloane has. The banter between all the characters is so believable that one would ignore everything around them and if Mother Nature calls, bad luck because you’ll be having the sensation of bothersome commercials in between an intriguing series full of suspense. How on earth she has managed to describe every little facet is beyond me! It is clear to see that this author has left blood, sweat and tears behind her protagonists. Lacey; especially Lacey! She will break your heart, she will make you weep, and I can’t wait to find out what’s going to happen to this gullible soul.

The baddies turn even worse, too! Despite loving Charlie’s English accent, I would have welcomely strangled the SOB. All the other characters have their part in a solid storyline which shouldn’t be ignored, but as I would like you to read this series of blackmail, intrigue and passionate lust, yeah, lust with a capital L, no more is to be said. A few words to Ms Hart. You have done it again. Bravo!

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