Review: Operation: Endeavor by Christi Snow

Operation: Endeavor (When the Mission Ends, #2)

Colton Robertson left his career in the Air Force…

… to come home and help his family heal. Unfortunately, his reception was not quite what he’d hoped for and he ended up as roommate to hippy dippy yoga instructor Penelope Pruitt.

Penelope has spent her life under the restrictive thumb of her parents and she doesn’t want to do the same with the straight-laced, serious Colton. But when it becomes apparent that Penelope’s life is in danger, Colton won’t settle for anyone else protecting Penelope besides him.

Opposites attract and that’s definitely the case with Colton and Penelope. On the surface, they don’t have anything in common, but as the sparks fly and the danger ramps up, their passion is inevitable.

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Title: Operation: Endeavor
Author:  Christi Snow
Series: When the Mission Ends
Publisher:  shelf-pub
Format: ebook
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release date: January 4th 2013
Number of pages: 300
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This is the second book and we all met Colton and Penelope during the adventures of Operation: Endurance, but I never thought these two would actually be a great couple. It took me by surprise these couples and even after the whole book and some serious kinky sex is strange to see Colton let go so much of control. I always though he would this great Dom with some naughty girl by his side.

But Penelope was even better than I hoped for because she’s way more than a little bookstore owner and it’s actually a very naughty girl with some great ideas for spicy things up in the bedroom and after reading everything Colton has been through in life he needed a girl to let him just enjoy life for a bit.

It was another great suspense and I never would have guessed the real bad guy. But Colton was actually really good at protecting Penelope and it showed how much these were great together. I liked the family problems that united these two. It made them more real and the relationship was better grounded.

Overall it’s a really intense book and I couldn’t put it down.

SERIES IN ORDER

#1- Operation: Endgame
#2- Operation: Endeavor
#3- Operation: Endurance (Expected publication: April 2013)

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Series in Review: Smutketeers for Christmas

Smutketeers

I love a good erotica and this year I discovered some really good novellas, specially in December because Christmas is a good time to sell and several authors decided to produce a little something. I discovered the first book in this series and it the story made me realize it was part of a series, so I read them all and this is a review for those three smuts.

Getting Scrooged by Eden Bradley

Holly Knight doesn’t have time for Christmas. As the head of Knight Enterprises in Chicago, she doesn’t have time for anything, not even a personal life—other than her brief, secret liaisons with men who remain strangers. Until a new stranger comes to town…

Ebenezer Hall is a ‘closer’. His job: negotiate a merger with a woman who is as notorious for being a hard-ass as he is for being a charmer no one can resist—and he’s not above mixing business with pleasure as long as it’ll get him what he wants.

The chemistry is sizzling hot, and things get even hotter when Ben’s friends and long-time lovers Justin and Kit arrive in Chicago. Three gorgeous men are even more exciting than one, and Holly’s body is sated in ways she’s never even dreamed of. But she can’t allow herself to be distracted for long—her priority is always business…and protecting her heart.
Can an infamous playboy and a hard-hearted corporate mogul ever admit to their heart’s desires? Or will it take a little holiday magic for them to realize that all they want for Christmas is each other?

Warning: Contains all ingredients for the perfect kinky holiday: Three men demonstrating blow-job techniques—on each other—because the author couldn’t resist. Neither can Holly. Neither will you. A little sensual domination, because Ben can’t resist. Neither can Holly. Or Justin. Or Kit. Put it all together with some Christmas magic and mix—vigorously. Served hot. Best enjoyed with a side of sex toys.

Getting Scrooged

I had a few issues with Ben because one thing is enjoy the moment and have fun, but he stole a private list from Holly and pushed an orgy on her, without talking about the subject before.

I enjoyed the sex and the way Holly managed to change her life and try to reconnect with her family but I agree with her that Ben needed to beg forgiveness.

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Not So Tiny Tim by Robin L. Rotham

Video game mogul, philanthropist and heir to the Knight empire, Tim Crichton has three F-zones—the friend zone, the family zone, and the, er… fun-buddy zone. No crossover is allowed because it might create a fourth—the forever zone—and Tim knows forever just isn’t in the cards for him.

Miranda Girard has always known she and Tim were meant to be together, but when she got tired of waiting and made a move, he rejected her. Now it’s time for their Christmas reunion dinner and she’s damn well going to put on a happy face and attend—after she stops at the bar for a little liquid courage.

Peter Vaughn can’t wait for his new house to be finished so he can move out of Tim’s apartment—living with a man he wants and can’t have gets old quick. But work on the house has ground to a halt and he’s stuck there until after the new year.

It all seems hopeless until a jolly old doorman nudges Peter and Miranda together, and a little Christmas magic quickly escalates to a scorching holiday encounter that will either rescue Tim from a lonely future…or cost him the two most important people in his life.

Not So Tiny Tim (The Smutketeers Present...A Kinky Christmas Carol)

This was my favorite book in the series and it had it all. M/M, a very sexy M/F/M, but the best part was these three finding happiness together and helping Tim enjoy a good life without fear. He suffered so much that he really needed some time to accept friendship and love from people that care about him.

Plus this story has a lot of BDSM and it made so steamy. Really great little book and I was really happy to see a great HEA on the end of this one.

Miranda need to put Tim to work more on forgiveness because she waited for him for so long.

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Marley in Chains by RG Alexander

Marley Knight-Williams has avoided the ghosts of her past for seventeen years. Now, after one thoughtless decision and too many margaritas, they’ve found her. Her memories, her heartache…and her men. Just in time for the holidays.

Boxer and gym owner Michael O’Shea is at the end of his rope. When his best friend Carlos comes home from serving his country, he’s a changed man—broken and wounded, inside and out. Michael knows there is only one person who can bring him back, one person who can make this a Christmas they will all remember. And he’ll do whatever it takes to bring her around.

Even if he has to break out the chains.

Time has changed them all, but it’s only banked the embers of their passion, and when the flames flare to life, they burn hotter than ever. Will the heat be enough to sear away the obstacles that stand between them? Or will it drive them apart before they can finish what they started all those years ago?

Warning: These characters shocked the author…Just saying’…Menage and explicit sex. Schoolboy fantasies given a kinky adult twist. Voyeurism and exhibitionism. Spin the bottle, spanking, dirty sexting, and chains. Pervertable use of a poor innocent cane. Romance and magic and holiday love. With special guest appearances by Bob, Other Bob and Better Bob.

Marley in Chains (The Smutketeers Present - A Kinky Christmas Carol)

By reading the summary I thought this book was going to be my favorite because I love a ménage story, but I didn’t connect with Marley and her reasons for “running” were a little weak, plus she could have had a perfect and very fun relationship with two great guys and she was afraid of rumors.

The sex was good, but I have a serious problem with Marley and the way she kept running even while they were having fun. Because Michael is strong and handsome, Carlos is a hero and very intelligent.

What more could a girl want?

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Top 10 Books I’m looking forward to in 2013.

This was the easiest list. Because I want several books, but there are a few that I always remember and can’t wait for the release. In no particular order:

Everbound (Everneath, #2) House Rules (Chicagoland Vampires, #7) Pulse (Pulse, #1) Thrown by a Curve (Play by Play, #5) With All My Soul (Soul Screamers, #7) Deadly Sting (Elemental Assassin, #8) The Elite (The Selection, #2) Sweet Peril (The Sweet Trilogy, #2) School Spirits (Hex Hall Spin-off, #1) Midnight Frost (Mythos Academy, #5)

 

WOW! Has the year flown by or what? I can’t believe we’re ready for another fun filled week where we look back at some of the best of all things books of 2012 and what books we’re looking forward to in 2013. Last year I participated in this event and had so much fun I’m co-hosting this year with my favorite fellow bloggers –Lisa from A Life Bound By Books, Jessica from Confessions of a Bookaholic,Rachel fromFiktshun, and Jaime from Two Chicks on Books.

Friday, December 28th – Top 10 Books I’m looking forward to in 2013. (This list should be comprised of books released ONLY in 2013)

Let’s Talk #9

Lets Talk Lets Talk!

Welcome to the Let’s Talk weekly discussion meme!

Originally hosted by Melissa from i swim for oceans, Smash & Kt took her original inspiration, and made it their own, expanding it to more than just books. Let’s get personal (but respectfully so) and learn more about one another!  Each week, a different question will be posted along with a place to link up your posts and visit other people’s responses. This meme is definitely meant to bring out conversation and meet new people. So, Let’s Talk!

What are your New Year Resolutions? Or, what goals have you set for yourself in 2013.

I made two resolutions for next year. One is related to RL and the other blogger life. This year I became more connected with the blog and the amazing people I’ve met in this different universe, but I still need to talk more and really befriend these amazing people. Plus schedule things on advance, because this week was a difficult one and I didn’t had internet, but lucky me some of these post were already done and just waiting. I also need to write faster the reviews, because I always forget something important.

On my RL, I need to study hard and finish college. That simple, plus start teaching, peace of cake, but I haven’t decided what to do after college is over and I need to select an area of interest to try an PhD. That’s all for now.

Review: Tangled Threads by Jennifer Estep

I’d rather face a dozen lethal assassins any night than deal with something as tricky, convoluted, and fragile as my feelings.
But here I am. Gin Blanco, the semi-retired assassin known as the Spider. Hovering outside sexy businessman Owen Grayson’s front door like a nervous teenage girl. One thing I like about Owen: he doesn’t shy away from my past—or my present. And right now I have a bull’s-eye on my forehead.
Cold-blooded Fire elemental Mab Monroe has hired one of the smartest assassins in the business to trap me. Elektra LaFleur is skilled and efficient, with deadly electrical elemental magic as potent as my own Ice and Stone powers. Which means there’s a fifty-fifty chance one of us won’t survive this battle. I intend to kill LaFleur—or die trying—because Mab wants the assassin to take out my baby sister, Detective Bria Coolidge, too.
The only problem is, Bria has no idea I’m her long-lost sibling . . . or that I’m the murderer she’s been chasing through Ashland for weeks. And what Bria doesn’t know just might get us both dead. . .

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Title: Tangled Threads
Author:  Jennifer Estep
Series: Elemental Assassin
Publisher:  Pocket
Format: ebook
ISBN: 1439192634
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release date: April 26th 2011
Number of pages: 357

 
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I’m loving this series and Gin is always in the middle of something dangerous and deadly, but what I loved in this book, besides her revenge against Mab, is the fact she finally accepted help from the family and found some time for awesome Owen. I just love him and how he just wants to be with her, without judging and running for the hills.
 
But this book had a bunch of new information’s and it feels like it ended too fast. Gin is picking Mab’s men and silently destroying her army, but Mab is the best at being bad and she paid another assassin to end with this nonsense.
 
Just loved seeing this deadly side of Mab and how much is bothering her what Gin is doing. Plus there’s more evil than ever, because La Fleur, the other assassin, is also an elemental and she’s loves the thrill of a new death.
 
But on the sidelines we have Gin struggling to talk with Bria and is adorable the way she, Gin-assassin, doesn’t know what to do. I just loved the end and Christmas is one of my favorite times in books. Everything ends in a big party with lots of drinking.
 

SERIES IN ORDER

#0.5 – Poison
#0.6 – Web of Deceit
#0.7 –
Spider’s Bargain
#1 – Spider’s Bite
#1.5 – Web of Death
#2 – Web of Lies
#2.5 – Wasted
#3 – Venom
#3.5 – Tangled Dreams
#3.6 – Tangled Schemes
#4 – Tangled Threads
#4.5 – Spider’s Nemesis
#5 – Spider’s Revenge
#5.5 – Thread of Death
#6 – By a Thread
#7 – Widow’s Web
#8 – Deadly Sting (Expected publication: March 26th 2013)

Best Book Boyfriends of 2012

I’ve had a hard time with this list because I don’t usually focus on book boyfriends, so I had to check all those books that I’ve and think of the best males that could be reality. Difficult, but I have a list now.

  1. Brody Kent from The Best Thing (Kent Brothers #3) by Jaci Burton
  2. Georgio Di Leone from Royally Romanced (A Real Prince #1) by Marie Donovan
  3. Owen  from Tangled Threads (Elemental Assassin #4) by Jennifer Estep
  4. Henry from The Goddess Inheritance (Goddess Test #3) by Aimee Carter
  5. Wes Railey from The Prince (The Original Sinners #3) by Tiffany Reisz
  6. Owen Winters from North of Need (Hearts of the Anemoi #1) by Laura Kaye
  7. Daemon Black from Onyx (Lux #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  8. Gideon Cross from Bared to You (Crossfire #1) by Sylvia Day
  9. Nick Romeo from Romeo, Romeo (Domestic Gods #1) by Robin Kaye
  10. Baird from Claimed (Brides of the Kindred #1) by Evangeline Anderson

Is an eclectic list, with aliens, Dom and some sweet guys.

WOW! Has the year flown by or what? I can’t believe we’re ready for another fun filled week where we look back at some of the best of all things books of 2012 and what books we’re looking forward to in 2013. Last year I participated in this event and had so much fun I’m co-hosting this year with my favorite fellow bloggers –Lisa from A Life Bound By Books, Jessica from Confessions of a Bookaholic,Rachel fromFiktshun, and Jaime from Two Chicks on Books.

Thursday, December 27th – Best Book Boyfriends of 2012 (MUST be from a book released in 2012 and from a book you’ve READ in 2012)