Imperfect Monster by Jennifer Bene blog tour and contest

USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer Bene

Genre: Dark Romance
Publication Date: January 20, 2018
I'm a monster. There are no pretty words for the things I've done.
Andre has been undercover for too many years. It's made him cold, ruthless, vicious... a monster in Paulo Garcia's drug empire. Then Nicky shows up with an envelope full of cash and a smart mouth. She just wanted to save her brother, but now she s the one in danger and this imperfect monster is her only hope. Another twisted dark romance from USA Today bestseller Jennifer Bene!
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An unputdownable new story by Jennifer Bene. Packed with an unrelenting darkness, fear, unexepected turns and some sizzling sex scenes. - Ally's Book Reviews, Goodreads Reviewer
Finally a book labelled as dark that truly is dark. This is the somewhat violent, often twisted and definitely dubious and steamy story of Nicky and Andre. And what a well written, attention holding, mind-blowing story it …

Review: The Panther’s Lost Princess

The Panther’s Lost Princess by McKenna Dean
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lions, leopards and bears, oh my! New to me author Ms. Dean hooks me into her fantasy world starting from the first page. Struggling to survive Ellie West is pining her dreams on a singing audition. Working as a waitress in a little cafe isn't her dreams, but it keeps her housed in a tiny apartment of her own. With no one to call family, Ellie only has two friends in the world - her boss and co-worker. How depressing is this? What is sad is that this story plays across most countries and many people are in the same situation as Ellie. Without a family to help her go to college or receive more training, she isn't qualified to do much more. Wishing for a bit more in her life, her wish is granted, just not in the manner she hoped. Turns out, Ellie is not all alone in the world and she was not thrown away. Her parents may never come back to find her, but her grandfather has been searching for her, her entire life.…

Review: Bad, Bad Girl

Bad, Bad Girl by Alta Hensley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Ever the fan of Ms. Hensley's domestic discipline stories, this trilogy completes the Traditional Series. The first two books Traditional Love and Traditional Terms I have already read and my reviews are up. I picked this book so I could read the third, Traditional Change. I loved it. I love this group of friends and I wish there were more in this world she's created. In Traditional Change, vanilla of the quartet, Rebecca, is crashing. Ever the go-getter, she envisioned a much different life than her current one. Most of all, she did not expect to be a failure in her job and her marriage. Single, depressed and in a dead end job, she envies her three best friends, living the dream.

But is it a dream? Rebecca struggles with the concept of their alternative lifestyle. Spanking and domestic discipline is a bit too much like domestic abuse and she wants nothing to do with it. When she meets a man through her one of her best frie…

Review: Melting Ice 5

Melting Ice 5 by D.J. Manly
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This series is like eating a potato chip; there is no stopping at just one. I'm addicted. In this one, D.J. Manly creatively uses these shack in the woods. Yes, it is supposed to be a cabin but from its descriptions, it is a shack. Maybe the love shack...

The story starts of with Sin trying once again to have a crucial conversation with his best friend, Doug. Doug doesn't understand that being lovers is not in the stars for him. Thinking that this is going to be another stalker like theme, it changes course almost immediately to feature Weaver. Weaver is a young man who is trying to turn his life around. I'm appalled at how his family treated him as a minor. I realize this is a very realistic depiction of what happens but it still depresses me and wonder how people are allowed to have children.

Sin and Weaver start out as adversaries and quickly get tangled up between the sheets as well as a criminal investigation. Is th…

Review: Breaking the Rules

Breaking the Rules by Ember Leigh
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Sweet and frustrating, Amara's love life is a bit of a roller coaster ride. Amara is all grown up and when she returns home to help care for her ailing mother, the last thing she expects is to stay in LA. Amara is an independent woman who has made a good life on the East Coast. She has a job where she provides value and it is something that gives her meaning. Coming home to LA feels like several steps back, but she gets to spend time with her brother and mother. She has missed them.

This story's conflict is Amara's love interest. She is attracted to her brother's best friend, Travis. She's always had a bit of a crush on the guy. Now that she's curvaceous and his is sexy hawt, sparks fly. I liked these two characters. They are relate-able and show the stresses of trying to create a life together when they have been single for so long. It isn't that they are set in their ways. It is more they have futu…

Review: Borderline

Sneaky Landry is at it again. What about BOB? #bookreview @tymberdalton
Borderline by Tymber Dalton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What about Bob? When Bob first appeared in The Cardinal Rule, he came across as an afterthought. Because really, he is a paying submissive to Pro-Domme Tilly. What really could come out of that relationship? What's more is, I loved Cardinal Rule and the happily for now ending broke my heart. I have always been a Cris fan. Yes, Landry is sexy hawt. And Tilly I'm iffy about. Bob though, who the heck is Bob? Years later, brokenhearted and resigned to a life of watching from the outside, we finally learn about Bob. This book is a continuation of a couple of previous ones, but it is fine to read as a standalone.

Whilst I love the attention given to Bob in this story, I'm a bit mixed at times. He is a submissive male who enjoys women. He loves to submit to women. Getting involved with Cris and Landry is a bit odd for me. The way Landry sneakily tests Bob'…

Review: Wild Ride

erotic suspense is recommended for motorcycle club loving readers who have a thing for good boys undercover as bad boys @JAWalkerAuthor #bookreview

Wild Ride by Julie Ann Walker
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Why have I not read this series before? I'm usually iffy on motorcycle club themes because they don't always work for me. The life where females are either on a pedestal or in the gutter doesn't amuse me a bit. Arrogant domineering males rub me the wrong way. In this new to me series, Ms. Walker makes me regret not picking up the series earlier. Now I have to read all the books in the series. Starting with book 9 is probably not the best idea. It can be read as a standalone as I had zero issues getting caught up with the concept and world Ms. Walker built. I loved it.

Ethan aka Ozzie is a former Navy SEAL who works for a private firm using a motorcycle shop as a front. Keeping everything on the down low is critical. Unluckily for him, he falls for an investigative reporter wh…