Katiebird’s Recommended Summer Reads

With the weather finally getting warmer, I am thinking about sitting on the beach with a good book. If you have a vacation coming up and are wondering what you should be reading, I recently read some good books that just might be perfect to lose yourself in….

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Katiebird Reviews Paper Princess by Erin Watt

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Paper Princess by Erin Watt

Authors: Elle Kennedy and Jen Fredrick 

From strip clubs and truck stops to southern coast mansions and prep schools, one girl tries to stay true to herself.

These Royals will ruin you…

Ella Harper is a survivor—a pragmatic optimist. She’s spent her whole life moving from town to town with her flighty mother, struggling to make ends meet and believing that someday she’ll climb out of the gutter. After her mother’s death, Ella is truly alone.

Until Callum Royal appears, plucking Ella out of poverty and tossing her into his posh mansion among his five sons who all hate her. Each Royal boy is more magnetic than the last, but none as captivating as Reed Royal, the boy who is determined to send her back to the slums she came from.

Reed doesn’t want her. He says she doesn’t belong with the Royals.

He might be right.

Wealth. Excess. Deception. It’s like nothing Ella has ever experienced, and if she’s going to survive her time in the Royal palace, she’ll need to learn to issue her own Royal decrees.

If you’ve seen the cool posts that Gel did earlier this week, then you already know that this book is AMAZING! I could not put it down. It’s like Cruel Intentions meets Gossip Girl. Seriously intense chemistry that had me wondering WTF…

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Katiebird Reviews Scorched by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Scorched by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Most days, Andrea doesn’t know whether she wants to kiss Tanner or punch him in the gut. He is seriously hot, with legit bedroom eyes and that firefighter body of his, but he’s a major player, and they can’t get along for more than a handful of minutes. Until now.

Tanner knows he and Andrea have had an epic love/hate relationship for as long as he can remember, but he wants more love than hate from her. He wants her. Now. Tomorrow. But the more he gets to know her, the more it becomes obvious that Andrea has a problem. She’s teetering on the edge, and every time he tries to catch her, she slips through his fingers.

Andrea’s life is spiraling out of control, and it doesn’t matter that Tanner wants to save her, because when everything falls apart and she’s speeding toward rock bottom, only she can save herself.

Sometimes life makes you work for that happily ever after…

Being a huge fan of JLA, I am always sure that I will love whatever she writes. This book in particular though, hit me a little differently.

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The Dior Intense Distraction

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I had every intention on doing a post this week on what I was reading, but then I got distracted by my favorite man….

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Katiebird reviews The Collar by Tara Sue Me + Giveaway

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The Collar by Tara Sue Me

 

The New York Times bestselling author of The Submissive returns with a scintillating new tale about power, danger, and jaw-dropping passion….

Nathaniel and Abby are struggling to navigate the challenging waters of their own relationship, when they get a surprising phone call from their partners in play, Dena and Jeff, who are in need of a helping hand…

Seven years ago, blonde, beautiful lawyer Dena Jenkins was tired of her carefully controlled life. Desperate for something exhilarating to help her escape the pressures of her demanding job and her senator father, she joined a steamy, local BDSM club as a submissive. There she met brooding Dominant, Jeff. The attraction between them was undeniable, and, despite Dena’s doubts, they couldn’t stay away from each other.

Except, as the years have passed, their blazing connection has proven difficult to maintain. Dena and Jeff have a history they’d rather forget, but Dena can’t let go of the past, and Jeff is ready to move across the country to give her space. Now, to save their passion, they’ll have to rediscover what it means to trust each other—and give themselves to each other completely…

The erotic genre is not something I read regularly, but I have been reading Tara Sue Me’s work for years. I love her style and storylines because there is more than just intense sex scenes. Let me tell you, they are hawt!!  While I don’t relate to being submissive, I can always connect to her characters in other ways. This is the fifth book in The Submissive series.

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Katiebird Reviews: Fifty Shades Darker and Freed by E.L. James

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Fifty Shades Darker

Daunted by the singular sexual tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house.

But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and Anastasia learns more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven, and demanding Fifty Shades.

While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront her anger and envy of the women who came before her and make the most important decision of her life.

Erotic, sparkling and suspenseful, Fifty Shades Darker is the irresistibly addictive second part of the Fifty Shades trilogy.

Fifty Shades Freed

When unworldly student Anastasia Steele first encountered the driven and dazzling young entrepreneur Christian Grey it sparked a sensual affair that changed both of their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and, ultimately, repelled by Christian’s singular erotic tastes, Ana demands a deeper commitment. Determined to keep her, Christian agrees.

Now, Ana and Christian have it all—love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy, and that being together will pose challenges that neither of them would anticipate. Ana must somehow learn to share Christian’s opulent lifestyle without sacrificing her own identity. And Christian must overcome his compulsion to control as he wrestles with the demons of a tormented past.

Just when it seems that their strength together will eclipse any obstacle, misfortune, malice, and fate conspire to make Ana’s deepest fears turn to reality.

I know that it seems pretty late in the game to write a review for these books, but it had been years since I had read them. When I reread the first book before the movie came out, I didn’t expect to become so attached to the characters again. Seeing them portrayed so well on the big screen just reinforced that feeling. I left the book I had started, to reread both Darker and Freed, because I just couldn’t focus. I needed to finish the journey started…

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Tantalizing Tuesdays: Let it snow!

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Are you located somewhere snowing and cold? Let me help you warm up with some of my eye candy for today… 😉

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