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Aurelia B. Rowl

"Where love is an adventure..." 

Girl on the Net: My Not-So-Shameful Sex Secrets - Girl on the Net Wow, wow, and more wow. An excellent, matter-of-fact execution of one woman's life story - or more appropriately...her eye-opening sex-life.
Good Enough to Share (Good Enough #1) - Zara Stoneley I'm somewhere in-between 4 and 5 stars, but thoroughly enjoyed this story. And boy is it H-O-T. Although set over Christmas and New Year, this book is definitely a year-round read, for example: I'm reading it in July in the middle of a rare British heatwave!
The Park at Sunrise - Lee Brazil A nice tale of love lost and found, with beautiful imagery and vivid description. 3.5 stars
The Billionaire's Unwanted Virgin - Doris O'Connor Really enjoyable - and hot - little story, with characters I could root for.
Carmen's New York Climax (Carmen's New York, #1) - Nikki Sex 3.5 stars

Fab little freebie.
Survival of the Ginnest - Aimee Horton 3.5 stars

I struggled a little to get into this one, with the status style updates forming the body of the story. I could definitely relate, however, and would love to see an extended version with more 'story' in-between the statuses.

For a debut author, it takes courage to try something so different and I commend Ms Horton for her originality, not to mention her dry sense of humour. Definitely one to watch out for.

Overall, a fast, fun read with moments of genius, and a pleasant way to spend an afternoon.

Serviced, Volume 1

Serviced: Volume 1 - Allie A. Burrow, Leona Bushman, Mickey J. Corrigan, Angelica Dawson, Jesabelle Jones, Raven McAllan, Natalia Petrovskii, Shelli Rosewarne, Zara Stoneley Ignoring the fact I wrote the first story, this is a great read from some very talented authors.
Reaper's Property  - Joanna Wylde 4.5 stars and can see myself reading it again!

Gritty, utterly dysfunctional and wildly sexy with scenes to set the kindle alight.

A heroine that you could relate to and root for; a hero you could be both terrified and titillated by, and would quite happily die for.

Loved it!
Bitter Blood (The Morganville Vampires, #13) - Rachel Caine As much as I love the Morganville books - and they are right up there on my pre-order/autobuy list - the constant switching between random POV is starting to bore and irritate me.

Sadly, this contributed to the overall result that this book didn't grab me as much as other books in the series. Still enjoyable though, and didn't disappoint.
Demons Forever (Peachville High Demons, #6) - Sarra Cannon Loved it!

Great climax to the series, although I hope the author's next projects follow on from here somehow.
WitchLove - Emma Mills Review to follow
Her Mr Perfect Christmas - Melissa Jolley Short, sweet, sexy, fun and festive. It did exactly what it said in the blurb, and made me laugh too. This was my introduction to this author, via a freebie offer, and I will definitely be looking up more of her work.
Christmas is Cancelled - Aurelia B. Rowl Well of course I'm going to give it 5 stars, it was my debut book taking its first steps into the big wide world ;-)
In The Recess of  Her Soul - Raven McAllan A interesting take on paranormal romance; quirky and humourous, the dialogue felt a little clunky at times, but didn't detract from being an enjoyable read. And this story is oh so definitely HOT!
Return of the Last McKenna - Shirley Jump Out of all The McKenna Brothers books, this is the one that sticks in my mind the most and possibly edges it as my favourite of the three. Mostly because the plight of the hero, Brody McKenna, is so endearing and I just wanted to give him a great big hug whilst trying not to swoon.

I love the way all of the leading characters are woven throughout the series, so it feels like we're meeting up with old friends and you can get a real sense of the McKenna family, especially when you catch them all together. The writing gives you a real sense of each person, the dialogue and mannerisms portraying each character perfectly rather than all coming across the same.

I read this series in order so I may not be the best judge but I believe this book would work well as a standalone or if you were reading the series out of order. However, why would you do that? The series gets better with each book and then everything is all pulled together into a fitting finale in this final story.

Definitely worth a read!
How the Playboy Got Serious - Shirley Jump This is the second book in The McKenna Brothers series and straightaway, I preferred it to the first book in the series.

Immediately, you bond with Riley and although he is a bit of a playboy, you can't help loving him and wanting to get to know him. He is going some through emotional changes and doing his best to ignore it but he gets a real wake-up call from the two leading ladies in this book, Stace and Grandma.

I raced through this book and then charged onto the third. Well worth a read...