Thursday, January 16, 2014

Cake by Nicole Reed Spotlight/Review: 1/16/14


I was given an ARC for an honest review....... LESBIAHONEST here.. When NICOLE REED offers an ARC to you, you quietly accept while really on the otherside of the monitor you are SCREAMING JUMPING UP AND DOWN AND BITING AT THE BIT TO GET IT IN YOUR HANDS ALL OVER THAT BOOK..... So, here it is ... MY HONEST REVIEW: SO, Cake... Who doesn't love cake? It's sweet and yummy and we ALL want some as soon as we see, smell, or think of it.. WELLLLLL..... Cake in this case comes in the form of two delicious men.. Trent and Dray.. CAKE YUMMINESS AT IT'S BEST. So, Kylie has loved "him" for the past 7 years.. She can't let another man in her life for this reason.. The "other" man is "his" best friend and constantly teases and taunts her. (Ok, from outside the box - we all know what a "mean" boy means- HE LOVES YOU) "Cake #1" does alot of humanitarian work and travels the world in doing so- so he is constantly in and out of her life.. "Cake #2" - lives near Kylie and they have a very intertwined life so she has alot of encounters with his Cocky self. After having to help out Cake #2 - they finally realize all that hatred is built up sexual tension and decide to start a strictly physical relationship- after all .. what can it hurt. No feelings. No emotion. No one gets hurt. Well.. after a while that physical comes with emotion whether you want it to or not. When Cake #1 storms back in Kylie's life- she has to question EVERYTHING. Was her love for him "true Love" or just in love with the idea of him? Could she really love Cake #2 and just not want to admit it? And given they are all best friends and practically family, it makes for a huge mess and lots of decisions that can change Kylie's life as well as both her Cupcakes;) There is all kinds of "stuff" that happens that I can not tell but believe me - I HAVE LOTS OF WORDS ABOUT IT... Trent- PERFECT in every way.. Loving, handsome, Do-gooder, loves Kylie but never wants to lose their friendship even though he knows she loves him Dray- PAIN IN THE ACE... Hot head, Domineering, over bearing, cocky, a tad arrogant and SMOKIN HOT.. I was in L.O.V.E. from the start. <-- I wanted a peice of the cake for myself... FANNING AS I AM TYPING... WOW. If I could rate this higher than 5 - I WOULD. The story is flawless.. It had me all over the place with emotions.. Laughing, crying, furious, about to puke, biting my nails, SOBBING MY FACE OFF, dripping with sweat, fanning and swooning over hottness, and in total love with every character.. (well all but that one obnoxious Lil Rip that I wanted to throat punch twice..) Nicole did NOT disappoint.. Cake was worth the wait. I LOVED her ruining series but she outdid herself with Cake. Is it possible to have a cake hangover? <--- WELL THIS GIRL is sugared up and still coming back down off my high. Will Kylie have her cake and eat it too? Read it to find out but I can tell you anything is possible ...Especially with CAKE **OH AND ONE MORE NOTE-- MADISON.. NEEDS A BOOK.. AND LIL RIP NEEDS TO DISAPPEAR.. SO, LET'S MAKE THAT HAPPEN ASAP..MMMKAY?? <3 Toski Some highlighted quotes that MUST be re-quoted:: "Bless her heart.. Everyone knows that bless her heart in the south means that Stupid B*tch" <-----HAHHAHHAHHAH " This isn't a kiss.. It's a brand.. It's ownership.. It's a future .. It's a promise" " This is love. Everlasting true love in it's highest form. I know when he says forever, he means it." "It's not the circumstances we find ourselves in that define us, it's how we overcome them."

Would you be willing to make a mess of your life to get exactly what you want?
Kylie Lord has known Trent Moss and Dray Savage since college. Trent, the smart and kind-hearted humanitarian has had her heart from the moment they met, but someone else always has his. Dray is an arrogant professional football player who happens to be Trent’s best friend and Kylie’s nemesis “with benefits.”
Five years after graduation, Kylie is commanding the world with a new image and a successful business; however, she lacks the one thing she wants and the one thing she can never have. That is, until one fateful night when Kylie decides to go after all of her forbidden fantasies and risk everything.
Two men, completely different and poles apart, but together they are her idea of perfection. One can only offer her tonight and the other forever, but can Kylie settle for just one man, or can she have her cake and eat it too?
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“Do you feel that, Kylie?” He continues to caress my arm with his hand. “That’s power running between you and me. I never imagined it would be so strong, so intense. Can you even conceive what my body rubbing against yours well feel like? Please unlike either one of us has ever experienced. Sex in its greatest form.”
His words hypnotize me, seduce me, and demolish my inhibitions so that even my common sense agrees with what he is saying. I’ve never wanted sex as much as I want it with Dray at this moment. In my head, I can see images of us entwined together, his dark against my light skin. The sight, in my mind’s eye, so clear, so erotic, that my breathing becomes erratic just with the thought. Closing my eyes, I feel his fingers glide to my breasts, circling the tip through my clothes. My clit throbs in tune with his movements almost as if he is touching me there. Dray grasps my nipple tightly as he pulls and squeezes. The dual motion overwhelms my senses, and an orgasm overcomes me, rippling up and through my body. Clenching my legs together, I moan as I ride it out. My body shakes, tingling with the aftermath of what just happened, and what I need to be happening again; however, sanity returns with me still sitting on the side of the couch. Opening my eyes, Dray stares at me like he knows my every thought. At least now, he has a supreme satisfied smile on his mouth and his shorts are in a superior tent out front.
“Damn girl. That is about the hottest sight I’ve ever seen. Had you been butt-naked, I think I would have exploded right along with you.”
Nicole Reed
I love angst….I thrive on it, but only the fictional kind. I adore a story that grips the reader from the beginning and doesn’t let go…EVER. I’m an avid reader who just recently discovered my love of writing. My favorite things in life include my three wild & crazy kids, Reese’s Pieces, and every genre of music. I reside in the Deep South.
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Surrender to Me Blog Tour Review: 1/16/14

Surrender to Me 
Ashley Piscitelli

Rebecca Chase has never been interested in dating, and definitely not in relationships. She only had two goals in life, to get her college degree and to get the hell away from her house. When she meets Lucas everything that she thought she had wanted was now turned upside down. 

Lucas Masterson has it all money, fame, and his dream job of being in the music industry. He knows that most people are just out for themselves and will use him as much as they can. When he meets Becca he realizes that he never really knew what he wanted. He thinks that she is the most amazing person he has ever met, but can he balance her and his crazy life?

 Can two people who come from completely different worlds make it work or will the people trying to tear them apart succeed?

Get ready to get lost in this crazy romantic adventure and surrender yourself to Lucas and Becca.

Tonya's Review: 

Surrender to Me: By Ashley Piscitelli (4 stars ****)
If you like a good romance story with a hot rock star and a broken girl, Surrender to Me is a great read for you. I fell in love with Lucas Materson, WOW… what a great lead character. He is a rock star who defiantly lives the rock star life, but does so with class. I was happy to read about a rock star male lead that wasn’t broken and living life on booze, drugs and sex (I mean there is sex…but not the obsessive-rock star-out of control-girl every night-kind of sex). It was a refreshing change to a loveable rock star storyline.
Becca Chase is the typical girl who comes from a broken home with a mother that is so far gone; she has had to fend for herself most of her life. She avoids most relationships like the plague and only has one friend to rely on, Jen Carmichael. Jen was a great supporting character for Becca, they are opposites but their friendship chemistry is amazing. You really get a sense of how awful Becca’s childhood was through Jen’s giving nature towards her best friend. Jen demeanor is witty and fun-loving to Becca’s guarded and shy style. I loved Jen’s foot-in-mouth scenes with Luke and Becca; they were laugh out loud funny. 
Luke and Becca meet in a parking lot when his car battery dies and she is the only person around to help him. Luke is shocked that Becca doesn’t know who he is and is instantly drawn to her. He feels like he needs to find out why he is so taken aback by her, so he decides to take her to dinner to thank her for helping him out. Becca is reluctant at first to take the handsome stranger up on his dinner offer but he persuades her to go. That same night, when Jen takes Becca to the Lucas Materson concert, she realizes that Lucas Materson is Luke from the parking lot, who she agreed to go on a date with. Being her guarded, shy self, she isn’t sure if she should go out with him, but finally decides to take a leap of faith. 

When Jen gets back she has her hands behind her back and huge smile on her face. “What’s up?” 
“I decided to get you something so you can remember your first concert.” She pulls a t-shirt from behind her back and my heart stops when I see the face on it. It’s Luke.
Their relationship is whirlwind romance with lots of sexual tension that is hot from the start. It also has its twists and turns and obstacles that try to tear them apart. Surrender to Me is a great story of love, trust, and forgiveness… with a whole lot of sexy rock star lovin! I can’t wait to continue Luke and Becca’s story! 

**Surrender To Me is for mature audiences only—strong language, and explicit sexual content**

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Ashley Piscitelli lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids, and two dogs. On top a writing career, she is a full-time student and a full-time mom. She loves spending time with her kids, although she has to hide the computer from them when she is writing! She love being active and being outdoors, especially if it involves any kind of shopping.
She has always been passionate about writing. She loves to read romance books and feels like being able to lose yourself in a book is one of the more exciting aspects. The books she loves to read and write will be ones that make you feel for the characters. Ashley believes that you should have an opinion on every character in a book whether you love them, hate them, or think they are up to something.
She also believes that the most important critic is your reader, so she loves to hear from the readers. She want her fans to be open & talk to her about what they want for the characters in the story, and what they would like to see happen.

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