The Lie, by Karina Halle

the lie

Grade: A

Doing it at:  58%

Catnip: Second Chance Romance, Guilt, Cheating, Hot For Teacher, Scottish Brogue, International Romance, #assbiting, Desk Sex, Sexual Healing

Shame Scale: Less than Zero (who’s RDJ & who’s McCarthy?)

Fantasy Cast:  Michael Fassbender, Jenifer Lawrence

Book Description:


Their love led to a lie
Their truth led to the end

Brigs McGregor is crawling out from the ashes. After losing his wife and son in a car accident and his job from his subsequent downward spiral, he’s finally moving forward, getting a prestigious teaching position at the University of London and a new life in the city. Slowly, but surely, he’s pushing past the guilt and putting his tragic past behind him.

Until he sees her.

Natasha Trudeau once loved a man so much she thought she’d die without him. But their love was wrong, doomed from the start, and when their world crashed around them, Natasha was nearly buried in the rubble. It took years of moving on to forget him, and now that she’s in London, she’s ready to start again.

Until she sees him.

Because some loves are too dangerous to ever indulge.
And some loves are far too powerful to ignore.
Their love just might be the life and the death of them.


Cleone: Let’s kick this off by talking about how Karina Halle has the best book boyfriend muses, last time it was Tom Hardy, and this time we got Mr. Big Swinging Cock himself, Michael Fassbender. #swoon

Mary: I think the phrase is Mr. Big Swinging Dick? Googling Big Swinging Dick vs. Big Swinging Cock does not route you to any grammar pages, just FYI! Ugh. This is the only stuff we fight about. Either way, if you’re the kind of gal who has painstakingly looked up every dirty Fassbender gif that the internet has to offer, all that work is going to pay off for you when you read this book and have the perfect mental library to back it up. (#TeamPervert) (All of those are NSFW by the way)

Fassy

C: I mean any Halle book is going to be 100 shades of scorching, but picturing Fassy sure doesn’t hurt! We were singularly excited for this one.

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Uncivilized, by Sawyer Bennett

Uncivilized

Grade: B

Doing it at: 29%

Catnip: George of the Jungle, Tarzan, Crocodile Dundee, Stranger in a Strange Land, Strong Female Lead, Hot for Teacher, Clits Ahoy, #TeamAnal

Shame Scale: I mean sure, the guy on the cover is pinning his gal down, ready to plunge, but she looks really happy about it.

What does he taste like?: Salty… earthy like the forest

Fantasy Cast:  Bryce Dallas Howard, Jake Gyllenhaal

Book Description:

Putting a woman on her knees before me is what really makes my cock hard. I fuck 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.


Mary: We met Sawyer Bennett at the Black and Gold Author Event a few weeks ago and she was delightful – plus she was wearing a Steeler’s Jersey, and we have to love a gal who reps for us. She has a bunch of hockey books and a series that’s about lawyers n’at, but Uncivilized was the book that really caught our eye. It’s about a hot guy who’s been living in the jungle, and the sexy anthropologist who has to bring him back to civilization and teach him to wear clothes and use silverware. Our BookShame manifesto basically requires that we read it.

Also, we have an autographed copy that we’ll be giving away, so keep your eyes on Facebook for a chance to win it!

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