DreZ Book Addict

I love reading. My kindle and/or iPad go with me everywhere. I enjoy romance, erotica, suspense/mystery, thriller/horror and historicals. I'm a mood reader, so sometimes it's hard for me to pick my next book because I'll start reading and find myself getting bored. I'll have to try a few different genres until I figure out what I'm really in the mood for.


TAINT - S.L. Jennings I loved this story. My only complaint is I would have liked a little more at the end. The news article was different, and a cute idea, but I wanted to know more about the couple and their HEA.


Home - J.A. Huss This series was ok, but it wasn't for me. Both characters kept flip-flopping personalities. One second they'd be getting along fine, the next they'd be fighting, then the next they'd be fine again. I couldn't really feel a connection between them because I honestly couldn't tell if they even liked each other.

FOLLOW: Social Media #1

FOLLOW: Social Media #1 - JA Huss Some part of this book were so hot, but for the most part I wanted to SMACK GRACE! She wants to submit, and she wants to be with Vaughn, but she acts like an obnoxious b!tch. If I were Vaughn Asher, I'd have walked away and not looked back. I'm going to keep reading this series because I own them all, and I really want things to get better. Keeping my fingers crossed!

All Kinds of Tied Down

All Kinds of Tied Down - Mary Calmes 3.5 stars. I loved seeing Sam Kage again, and seeing him with Jory and the kids was just adorable. As for Miro and Ian, I really liked them together, but this one seemed to take a while to get anything going, and Miro came across as the Jory-like character in this one, but I can't see a guy like Jory being a federal marshal, so it didn't really work for me. It was almost like watching Sam and Jory flip roles in this one, with Jory being rough with Sam, and Sam being somewhat submissive. Maybe I've read the A Matter of Time series too many times, but I can't possibly imagine Sam and Jory switching roles, and that sort of ruined this one for me.

I was also kind of bored with the secondary story of the guy who gets rid of bodies for criminal/mob families. I found myself not caring about any of those folks although I did think Drake and Cabot were cute, I could have done with that whole part of the story being shorter.

Love the Sinner

Love the Sinner - Avril Ashton I must say that Avril Ashton is quickly becoming one of my fave authors. I've only read two books by her so far, but they have been so ungodly hot! I did enjoy the actual plot in Watch Me (Break You) better, but this one was still good.

In His Hero's Shadow (EMS Heat, #10)

In His Hero's Shadow (EMS Heat, #10) - Stephani Hecht * Re-read 10/31/14 as part of the Re-romancing the Faves Challenge- These two are still my faves of the EMS series. I love Brody's snarky attitude and always trying to get under Chauncey's skin, esp. since it works so well. These two are hot together, and I love the embarrassment after everyone here's them at Forrest and Patrick's place.

* Originally read 10/25/11

Hook, Line, & Sinker (Hard Hats Book 2)

Hook, Line, & Sinker (Hard Hats Book 2) - Piper Vaughn I won an ARC of this book from Piper Vaughn on fb, and it just happened to be my birthday (Happy birthday to me!).

Piper Vaughn does it again, not that I should be surprised at this point as I don't think I've ever read anything by her that I didn't enjoy. I don't know how she does it, but I always connect with her characters no matter how long or short the story, and this one was no different.

I was sucked into this story from the beginning and didn't want to put it down. I'm such a sucker for enemies and friends to lovers tropes, and this one is a little of both. Cas and Blake hated each other as teens and did everything to annoy each other, but now all grown up and living across the street from each other (temporarily), they become friends and eventually lovers, despite the fact that they both assume they'll continue to dislike each other.

I do have to say that I was mad at both MCs near the end, and I do think Cas should have apologized as well, but other than that one small issue, I loved this book. I enjoyed watching Cas and Blake's feelings, and eventual relationship, grow. And of course their chemistry was off the charts and the sex was ungodly hot. Would you expect any less from a Piper Vaughn book?


Exposed - Bette Browne 3.5 stars. I loved the build-up in this one, no insta-love here thankfully, even though it's short, but I was disappointed with the ending. It was very abrupt, and the secondary characters, who were all a big part of this story, just disappeared as well. No discussion/decision on the MCs' future together or what happened with their friends/co-workers.

Billie Jean

Billie Jean - Claire Davis I enjoyed this story, but I was annoyed with Niall for not listening to Dan and everything that happened to him because he didn't listen, and then Dan just let it go like nothing major happened. I really just wanted to smack them both upside the head.

A Closed Door

A Closed Door - Andrew Q. Gordon Cute second chance story.

Under Pretenses

Under Pretenses - Jessa Ryan Cute story, but I wish there was more. And what's up with Sam? Will he get a story too?

Laurel Heights 2

Laurel Heights 2 - Lisa Worrall I was disappointed in this one. Don't get me wrong, the murder mystery stuff was interesting, BUT it was missing the sexual tension that made the first one so good. I'm always leery of these types of books because they typically go one of two ways: 1. the mystery part is ignored in favor of all of the romance, and then it has to be wrapped up so quickly it becomes a bit ridiculous, or 2. the romance is ignored in favor of the mystery. This one did have some romance, but it just wasn't what I was expecting based on how great everything was in the first book.

Laurel Heights

Laurel Heights - Lisa Worrall *Re-read 10/12/14 for Re-romancing the Faves Challenge - I'm updating this one to 5 stars. I loved the tension between Scott and Will, and I even forgot who the psycho was, so it surprised me again.

*Originally read in March 2012 - I loved all of the characters in this book except Jay of course, and I am so glad that it wasn't Marcus who was abusing Todd, because like Scott and Will, I really did like him. I hope this author continues this story since she left a bit of a cliffhanger at the end of this one. I'd love for the rest of the guys to get their own stories, and I'd love for Erik to get a new man and a HEA.

As for Scott and Will, I loved that they were both completely blind to the other being gay and also wanting him. I just wanted to sit them both down and say hello idiots... please just admit you want each other... why else would you both be acting so nuts?!

Out in the Open (Browerton University Book 1)

Out in the Open  - A.J. Truman 3.5 stars. This book was similar to Social Skills by Sara Alva, which I loved. I'm such a sucker for the geeky/nerdy guy hooking up with the in the closet jock/popular guy. I liked the growth of both MCs in this one, esp. when Ethan stood up to Preston at the end. I was wondering if Preston was going to end up being a d-bag or if he was going to be used to make Greg jealous. Glad he got what was coming to him!

My only complaints are that I wish Ethan wouldn't have texted Greg after the blow-up, and I'd have liked him not to think/worry about the situation as much as he did because I did kind of feel like he was that needy girl (yes I'm saying girl because it's usually in mf books where the female MC just can't let go even though the guy was a jerk and told her off). I know Ethan was just trying to be friendly and whatever when Greg's dad showed up on campus, but I felt he was pushing too hard. I did love the bit of humor at the end with Greg's phone call to his parents, who love Ethan. I also would have liked some of the story from Greg's POV.

That being said, I'm looking forward to the next book.

(Watch Me) Break You (Run This Town, #1)

(Watch Me) Break You (Run This Town, #1) - Avril Ashton S&M usually isn't my thing, but it didn't bother me at all in this one. Dima and X were off the charts hot together, but it was their emotional connection that just sucked me into the story. I loved these two damaged people together. Their story took me right along on their crazy-a$$ roller coaster ride. Both MCs frustrated me as they did each other, and my heart broke for both of them at different parts of the story. The stalker and jealous tendencies were a little creepy, but they were also fitting for these two F'D up MCs, so I was able to overlook it. I have to admit that going in I wasn't expecting to love this story like I did after reading the other reviews, but I'm so glad I gave this book a chance.

Oh and I absolutely cannot wait for Reggie and Is's story!

Stepbrother Dearest

Stepbrother Dearest - Penelope Ward I'm not rating this one. I obviously enjoyed it enough to put it on my re-readable shelf. Part 1 was a little slow and hard to get into. Elec was such a d!ck to Greta, and she just allowed it. And every time you'd think he was going to change, something happened to make you think he's a d!ck again. Part 2 was better. It was heart-breaking (I cried) and I felt so badly for these two people who still had such an emotional and physical connection, but who just couldn't get it together and be together. Elec said some things, even if he was just being honest about his feelings for Chelsea, that were so hurtful for Greta, all the while still knowing Greta's feelings because she always wore her heart on her sleeve. He was always using her feelings for him against her, and I hated that she let him. My biggest pet peeve in this one though was that we got a complete re-telling of the book in the book. Instead of the reader having to read Elec's story with Greta, I'd have preferred to read a couple of short snippets, and had Greta tell us her thoughts, rather than re-hash the whole story up to that point.