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Uncivilized by Sawyer Bennett – Review

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: **Warning: This book is a wild, sexy beast of a read. 18+** NOTE FROM US: Please note this is an explicit read. The review is more tame but…the description and book are not!

Reviewed by Zara B.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Oddly enough when I was asked to review Uncivilized by Sawyer Bennett, I was almost hesitant. The description and cover led me to believe it might be more erotic literature than romance. Frankly, it was certainly eye opening. In the days when Fifty Shades of Gray are the norm, I thought, ‘why not?’ and agreed. Man, oh, man I am glad I did. For no other reason than it was a unique, sexy read that left me wondering ‘what if’. What if there was a boy left behind and raised in a different culture? What if he was forced back into a more restrained society? How would he cope? How would he reconcile the two? Would he stay in civilized society or return to what he’s known for so long? And besides curiosity, I’ve always been a fan of Tarzan and Jane and this book rang into that theme.

In Ms. Bennett’s story, you’ll get one version of how that might be. You’ll also find yourself hoping there is a happy ending for Dr. Moira Reed and her ‘uncivilized’ man, Zacharias. And by the end, you’re wondering how there could be. First, I didn’t hate this book. It was super hot. Almost porn quality hot, but unrealistic. Even for a man with Zach’s obvious stamina and thirst for knowledge of all things sex, the constant sex acts of some kind were a bit much. I also found the storyline to be a tad unrealistic once it got going. The initial chapters where Moira was getting Zach out of the Amazon also had a confusing tent as they were told in a shifting fashion between a remembrance and a present day situation. On the flip side there were a few good lines here and there that were romantic and inspired…in a deviant sort of way. All in all, though, just couldn’t see the happily ever after. I did give it 3 Stars, however, because if you can suspend reality the erotic portion was worth the read. So the question is whether I’d recommend it. And the answer is yes if you don’t care much about anything other than sex in your story.

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uncivilized-sawyerbennettAbout the book…

Putting a woman on her knees before me is what really makes my cock hard. I f*** with dominant force and absolute control. I demand complete surrender from my conquests.

Savage man, loner, warrior… I am dangerous at my core. I have lived amidst the untamed wild of the rainforest, in a society that reveres me and where every woman falls before me in subjugation.

Now I’ve been discovered. Forced to return to a world that I have forgotten about and to a culture that is only vaguely familiar to my senses.

Dr. Moira Reed is an anthropologist who has been hired to help me transition back into modern society. It’s her job to smooth away my rough edges… to teach me how to navigate properly through this new life of mine. She wants to tame me.

She’ll never win.

I am wild, free and raw, and the only thing I want from the beautiful Moira Reed is to fuck her into submission.

She wants it, I am certain.

I will give it to her soon.

Yes, very soon, I will become the teacher and she will become my student. And when I am finished showing her body pleasure like no other, she’ll know what it feels like to be claimed by an uncivilized man.

Until We Touch by Susan Mallery – Review

Review by Larissa M.
Rating: ★★★★☆

Romantic and sweet, Susan Mallery never fails to make my heart sigh…while throwing in a touch of irony and humor to make the story feel like real life. In Until We Touch, Larissa and Jack find they can’t ignore their attraction…especially if Larissa’s mom has anything to do with it!

The Fool’s Gold series is romantic, engaging and often times predictable. Each of the stories from this series (generally separated into smaller sets of three or so) are unique in some ways but often have such a familiar tone that they feel like you’re reading the same story but with different characters. In this installment, though, I didn’t feel that. While reading I often had a smile on my face. The two are so cute working their way through the working relationship/friendship on to love that you are routing for them. Even when you want to tell them their decisions aren’t wise…

Larissa Owens is the heroine who believes in charity and causes, she’s Jack McGarry’s assistant and the two have a great working relationship. All that changes, though, when Larissa’s mom steps in to lay it all out there. But Can Jack put his past behind him enough to focus on the future with Larissa? If you’re a Mallery fan you won’t want to miss this one!

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Up in Flames by Lori Foster – Review

“…Lori Foster never fails to fulfill all your romantic needs…”

Reviewed by Sara M.

Rating: ★★★★★

A master storyteller, Lori Foster never fails to fulfill all your romantic needs with her stories. If you’ve missed any of her older Harlequin’s, you’re in for a treat. They seem to be releasing them again. In her latest, Up in Flames, you’ll get to revisit Body Heat and Caught in the Act.

In Body Heat, Melanie Tucker finds herself trapped on a party boat with Adam Stone…and then ultimately stranded with her sexy nemesis!

In Caught in the Act, undercover cop Mick Dawson follows his gut instinct to protect Delilah Piper rather than arrest her. Only Mick’s instincts are also screaming he wants more from the sexy mystery writer.

Both stories are well written, very fulfilling and leave you wanting more. I loved each character. They were mutli-dimensional and engaging, relatable. The situations were realistic. I felt a connection with each heroine and loved that they weren’t plastic, cookie cutter types. I love Lori Foster’s books—and reading Body Heat for the first time and Caught in the Act again only cemented why she’s an automatic buy for me. I look forward to more of her stories.

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Undone by Shannon Richard – Review

“…a whirlwind of cute, funny characters and enjoyable banter.”
Review by Cara M.
Rating: ★★★☆☆
Sweetly romantic and yet emotionally driven, Shannon Richard’s Undone will keep you turning the page non-stop!

While there was a section of the story where I felt it should have ended with a happy note—right before her father passes—I don’t think it took that much away from the warm, fuzzy feeling the story gives you…even after the emotional turmoil, you’ll know these two are fated to be together.

Paige Morrison loses her job, is forced to give up her apartment, and then her boyfriend tells her they aren’t meant for each…so what’s a girl to do? Go home to her parents! Only the small town they’ve retired to doesn’t tend to like outsiders that much, at least ones who are bright and shiny. Or a little mouthy. So she’s having a hard time finding her place—and a job!

Then she meets Brendan. He’s a hot mechanic who knows immediately Paige is the one he wants. He helps her find her place—with him!

Ms. Richard’s story is a whirlwind of cute, funny characters and enjoyable banter. It progresses nicely with no lag, and could fit into the form of both a traditional romance and a women’s fiction story easily. It’ll be enjoyable to see the other boys of Mirabelle go down for the count too! I hope that’s Ms. Richard’s plan!

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Unintentional Virgin by A.J. Bennett – Review

“…at times heart-warming and frustrating—in a not so good way.”

Review by Alex C.’

Rating: ★★★★☆

Unintentional Virgin by A.J. Bennett is at times heart-warming and frustrating—in a not so good way. The story starts off slow, only picking up once Karma and her friend reach the club and Jax and Karma begin their journey together. At first you might find Karma’s dilemma and the point of the book a bit comical. After all, how many times can a girl try to lose her virginity only to fail? Then again, perhaps that was fate telling her something.

Like she was waiting for Jax. Almost too good to be true, you’ve got this great guy who won’t take what’s so easily offered to him because his mother raised him right—and the thought of anyone doing the same to his five sisters turns him inside out. With an over developed sense of responsibility, Jax makes Karma an offer that he will take her virginity if she’ll spend three weeks getting to know him first. And that’s where the story begins to get heart-warming.

Jax and Karma do things on her ‘bucket’ list that make Karma face her fears, and it allows the two to grow close—after all near-death experiences have a way of pushing people sharing them together. And that’s what Karma is afraid of at the end of their time. That their feelings (or hers) aren’t true because of the forced ‘intimate’ time together. Jax has seen all of her dirty secrets and made her face her fear of never being good enough, but is that enough basis for an ever-lasting love?

I believe this story is well worth a read. I only wish the beginning pace and a few other technical items were fixed so that I could give it a higher rating. Because once you get into the story and the two are together and the story is progressing it is well-developed, fast-paced, logically laid out, and well-written. Karma begins to grow as a young adult. She faces her issues with her mother, with growing up, and with her feelings for Jax.

So my advice to Ms. Bennett is to spend a little more time tightening your opening. Because you’re drowning a fabulous story before it can float!