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Betrayed

Our favorite novella author, Penelope Marshall, is back with another bad boy military romance that will tantalize and keep you on the edge of your seat. So, here’s my review of Betrayed, a sizzling tale of one man fighting to get his woman back.

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Heat Level:♥♥♥♥♥♥

Overall Rating: 6/6 Glass Slippers

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Chance is a good guy who was totally burned when his ex Nicole banged his co-worker, and SEAL brother, Sebastian. He has to keep Sebastian in his life, but kicks Nicole to the curb. He gives up on love until he’s taken captive in a foreign land and meets the beautiful Sierra, who vows to help him escape. I don’t want to give too much away, but Chance and Sierra are later happy together, or so he thinks. She soon goes missing and he refuses to believe she ran off on him, sending him on the mission of his life.

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Written in multiple POVs, you get a bunch of different emotions and motivations for each player in the game. You get even more with this new, extended, novella that gives you a peak into Chance and Sierra’s relationship that you didn’t get before. So, if you love romance, hot scenes, and some tough military action, pick up a copy of Betrayed now!

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Breaking Down Sydney

It seems to be sequel week here at A Kiss At Midnight Reviews because I’m here with another one for you. Not long ago, we read Shades of Sydney by Brittney Coon. There she met Jason and stopped her alcohol fueled one night stands to actually let a boy in. Spoilers if you haven’t read the first book! Find out what happens in Breaking Down Sydney

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Heat Level: ♥♥♥♥

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Overall Rating 5/6 Glass Slippers

I love sequels but hate reviewing them because I feel you are limited with what you can say. This will be a shorter review than normal.

Sydney had her list of summer boys. She would party all night, bang whoever looked right, and then slink on home by the moonlight. But now she is back in school and ready to get serious. Though there is one problem, Jason lives in a whole different state. Sydney just started believing in relationships in the first place, now she has to believe in a long distance one?

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Jason, the true hero of this story, doesn’t let Sydney doubt anything. He is there for her, in more ways than one, and keeps reminding her what they have to fight for. But will it be enough for Sydney? What happens when the party gods start calling her? Will she answer or will she turn to Jason when tragedy strikes?

Sydney is one of those characters that makes it hard to love her. You want to scream and yell at the book because you become so invested in the relationship that you NEED Sydney to make the right choices. Jason touches your heart so much and you just want him to be happy with Sydney.

Happy surprise, Hunter and Amelia, the best friends of Jason and Sydney are back and I’m thrilled. They provide a beautiful foil and I think that Coon was very clever to set her story up this way.

As for the sex scenes, again, Coon doesn’t disappoint! But remember, Coon’s scenes are not for the faint of heart. You need to be prepared for a Sydney Sex Scene which is different from ones that you’ve red before. Remember, she is a player and knows her way around the bedroom.

I love this series and I hope that you take the time to enjoy it too. Book 3 review, Piecing Together Sydney, will be posted next!

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Takeover! Sarah is Taking Over and Giving Stuff Away

At 6:00 EST I will be taking control of the Her Confession Facebook Release Party. I will be posting new teasers for my upcoming book, revealing never before seen teasers for my work in progress, and giving away giftcards.

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Then at 7:30 EST I will be at the Piecing Together Sydney Facebook Release Party revealing even more. Come see us for double the chances to win and double the never before seen material.

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Her Confession

We’ve already read, and reviewed, the first in The Black Door Trilogy, His Confession. Now, I’d like to introduce you to S.Valentine’s latest in the series, Her Confession. But, as always in a series, this review will contain spoilers, so if you haven’t read His Confession, yet, please do before reading on!

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Heat Level:♥♥♥♥♥♥

Overall Rating: 6/6 Glass slippers

Genre: Romantic Erotica

Darion and Gabi are back in action and better than before, having started a meaningful relationship, but there’s the shadow of his exwife Eva looming over them, complicating their attempt as stability. Gabi’s jealousy over Eva makes her realistic and excitingly likable. Who among us hasn’t felt a bit uncomfortable when an ex pops into the picture? Oh, there’s also the fact that Darion used to bang all the dancers at his club. Obviously, this gives Gabi, and us readers, a lot to worry about.

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Darion, the lovable cad, admits that Eva is his complete match; a dirty fuck, equally as devious, and ruthless in their shared business. He even finds himself altering a bit when confronted with her, his mind drifting away of squeaky-clean Gabi and towards sultry Eva who was never afraid to be kinky. And Eva knows it. She can smell his arousal and uses it to her advantage as she makes it clear that she’s in town to stay. As you read the book you wonder who Darion will choose, what will become of the club, and what secret Gabi is hiding.

This book, like the last, is written in dual POV, giving us some insight into the feelings and motivations of both Gabi and Darion. Not to say that Valentine doesn’t give us plenty of tension and uncertainty to sink our teeth into. Overall, I found this book way more involved and enjoyable than the last. Probably because I went into it invested in Gabi and Darion’s relationship and I was dying to know where the cliff hanger from His Confession left us. Once again, I suggest this series to readers who are dipping their toes into the world of erotica. It’s super spicy, but still gives you a lot of developed characters, as well as a great story line.

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Dark Redemption

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Available Now- Dark Redemption by Sarah Marsh

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Sofia Boon was ready to make changes in her life, but she didn’t see this coming…

Taking a chance, she finds the nerve to ask out her handsome neighbor, but when he doesn’t show up for their date, Sofia knocks on his door and meets a man claiming to be his roommate, and she soon realizes she’s made a horrible mistake.

Eitan Kent is a tortured man, haunted by a death he was unable to prevent…

Eitan believes he is unworthy of being loved. He buries himself in his work and takes a job to track down a wanted criminal, Ben Donovan. He locates Donovan’s apartment, but finds it empty—until Donovan’s “date” shows up.

Eitan doesn’t know what to make of sweet, curvy Sofia, but she’s the only lead he has…

Feeling he has no choice, Eitan decides to take her with him to see if she can somehow lead him to Donovan before it’s too late—or if her innocence is all an act and she’s involved in the bastard’s crimes.

Sofia is terrified and tries to explain to the dark stranger that she barely knows her neighbor and has no idea how to track him down, but Eitan knows exactly how to get the truth from her. Who knew a little torture could be so sweet?

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That rat bastard! She thought as she watched him stroll out of the room just as though nothing had happened. As if he hadn’t just gotten her so turned on that she thought she’d spontaneously combust and then just…left.

Sofia didn’t think about what she would have done if he’d tried to have sex with her. That would just ruin the fury she was currently riding. She should be relieved he hadn’t tried to force her. She should have been, logically speaking, but she had to admit to herself her overheated body was ready to beg for release and that her traitorous hormones were killing the rational part of her brain. Sofia knew it was crazy, but all she could think about right now was that the most satisfying way to get some relief was under her sexy captor. It was an issue that only got worse as he walked back into the room with a tray of food and all that beautiful, tanned bare skin.

“Here, let me help you sit up so you can eat,” he said, putting the tray down on the nightstand and moving closer, “Or would you rather wash up and use the bathroom first?”

“Bathroom first, please,” she said immediately, thinking she could follow his lead and get some satisfaction while cleaning up.

But clearly her eagerness must have given her away because he raised one eyebrow in challenge.

“Okay, but you have ten minutes to shower, and you are not allowed to touch yourself other than to get clean―am I understood?” he said in a firm tone as he leaned forward and undid her wrists.

“You’re going to watch me?” she asked, not quite certain if she was offended or turned on at the prospect. She wondered for a second why his firm tone seemed to excite her more than it should have.

“Do you want me to watch you?” he whispered low next to her ear, causing awareness to spread through her entire body.

Sofia was a little breathless at the thought of putting on the same show for him as he did for her, but in the end, her pride won out over the wanton need she felt inside.

“No,” she barely answered, and it sounded weak even to her ears.

His deep chuckle at her answer made her nipples peak even more, and she was almost disappointed when he leaned back and pushed the timer on his watch.

“You’ve got ten minutes, Sofia. Then I come in and get you.”

Sofia had never used the washroom and showered so fast in all her life, she got done with barely a minute to spare as she put her bra and underwear back on and then wrapped herself in a big fluffy towel before she walked back out into the room.

“You can keep the towel until you’ve eaten, then it’s off,” he said once he saw her.

She’d take that small win, and she took her sweet ass time eating as well until he finally took the tray away after she’d spent five minutes chewing a single piece of melon.

“Now are you going to make this difficult on both of us or are you going to behave?” he said as he motioned toward the wrist cuffs once again.

She thought about it, but there was nothing she could do against his superior strength, so she begrudgingly laid back against the padded headboard and raised her wrists.

“Why are you doing this?” she asked quietly. “I told you everything I know already.”

“Well, I’ll see about that soon enough, won’t I?” was all he said in reply as he fastened the cuffs and picked up the tray before he left the room.

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By the time Eitan had gotten the kitchen cleaned up from breakfast and returned to the bedroom, he was already half hard from replaying how she’d looked watching him come in the shower. He thought about putting on a pair of jeans, but why bother? He certainly wasn’t ashamed for her to see how she affected him and she sure as hell didn’t seem to be put off by his body, so he may as well use that to his advantage, right?

“Ready for the ankle cuffs?” he asked as he entered the room.

He saw her swallow hard and move her legs tighter together.

“Why do you have to?” she asked with a worried look. “Are you going to touch me?”

“You don’t want me to touch you?” he challenged, already knowing her body didn’t have any arguments.

“Of course I don’t want you to touch me!” she answered, clearly trying to sound offended that he’d suggest such a thing, “I don’t even know your name!”

“Well, that’s easy enough to remedy,” he said as he placed one knee on the bed and pulled up the first ankle cuff. “My name is Eitan. Now give me your leg, Sofia.”

He could tell she was surprised he’d given her his name, and to be truthful, he was a bit surprised by that himself. But the more he thought about his name on her lips as she moaned her pleasure, the harder his cock got. He was doing all sorts of things with this little captive that seemed to be breaking his rules, and Eitan wasn’t sure he really cared.

When she tentatively placed her little foot in his hand, he quickly attached the cuff and then slowly ran his fingers over the softness of her skin. Clearly she waxed her legs as the skin was still supple and hair free. That thought made him more aware of the noticeably smooth skin under those pretty purple panties, and his mouth watered as he imagined how soft it would feel under his tongue. As he fastened the second cuff and her legs moved further apart, it was all he could do not to crawl up her body and relieve her of those panties just as he’d fantasized about doing in the shower this morning. It was then that he finally had to admit to himself that this interrogation was probably going to be more difficult for him than it was going to be for her…because his self-control was already bucking to be let loose.

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The Virgin Queen

Not long ago, we were afraid of Elves, Demons, and Faeries when we read Heir to the Sun by Jennifer Allis Provost. Now we are back with the review of her second book, The Virgin Queen. This is going to be a little shorter because I don’t want to give too much away in case you consider reading the first book. Possible spoilers.

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Heat: ♥♥♥

Genre: Fantasy

Overall Rating 5/6 Glass Slippers

The book takes place when Asherah has been the queen for eight centuries. This is of course due to the fact that the demon Mersgoth, the long thought dead creature, attacks again. So Asherah does what she does best and goes out to fight for her kingdom. She is just missing one thing that she had last time, her friend Harek is no longer on her side.

He has decided to team with with the dark Fae to fight against the elves. Those are the same elves that Asherah feels are her family. Leran, the king of the elves and the closest thing to a son that Asherah, is in danger. But will she realize what Harek is doing? Will she be able to stop the dark fae again? Now that she has two different battle to fight, will the mighty Asherah finally fall?

Then there is Finley. He is a lowly shopkeeper, but Asherah is always loving (except on the battlefield) and decides to give him a chance. Soon she realizes that he is a whole lot more than just a shopkeeper. He is soon becomes a hunter and an important part of the army and maybe a whole lot more to Asherah. That is if Aelomar, the main hunter in the army, doesn’t get there first.

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Love, deceit, conflict, kings, rulers, demons…This book has so much going on that it can be hard to keep up at times. I had the same problem with this book, that I had with the second. The names are all very close and sometimes that confused me. But at the end of the day, Asherah is such a dynamic character that it is hard not to be sucked in. She is real, as real as a fairy queen can be, and her issues are also near and dear to so many readers.

How hard is it to be a queen when all you want is love but you can’t find someone who loves you for you? Power and lust tend to blind people and you end up alone more than you want. At the same time, she turns that insecurity into power and fights with men and demons like the most terrifying warrior of all time.

I have really enjoyed this series and the world that Provost has created. I’d recommend this book to anyone who loves darker fantasy dripping with romance. Make sure you take your time to read through it because it may take a minute to get into the story but I promise it will be worth it!

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