The Barista’s Wager by Kyle Autumn – Review by Layna

One day, I’m doing my job and minding my own business…

Literally. Just making coffee and putting the pastries out. That part is true.

Then in walks this man with the most amazing green eyes.

It’s too bad he has the worst attitude.

Except it’s only because he hates his new job. When he’s not upset about being unhappy, he’s actually amazing.

So we make a deal. Even though I have no idea how I could possibly hold up my end of it.

Rough by Sybil Bartel – Review by Layna

Jared

I’m not your boyfriend. I’m not the guy next door. I don’t even play nice.

My hands twisting in your hair, my whispered demand in your ear—I’m the fantasy you’ll wish you never had.

When I’m through with you, every inch of your body will know where I’ve been. Your only thought will be the insatiable ache between your legs as my name drags across your lips. You won’t crave more, you’ll beg for it. Because I’m not just a cocky smile with military hardened muscles you paid five grand for—I’m the experience you’ll never forget.

One night with me and you’ll know exactly why women pay me to be rough.

Lake Town by Jane Redd – Review by Layna

Jezebel James is on the run after her true abilities are discovered by the Legislature, and the only one who can protect her is Sol. In order to survive, Sol sends her into an underground hideout where she quickly discovers all that she thought was true in her dying world is false. Jez reunites with Rueben and his band of insurgents, and together they escape to Lake Town, only to find that the entire island is preparing to invade the City.

But Sol has been left behind and forced to join the ranks of the Faction, who are working against the Legislature from within. As Jez works with the insurgents and their plan to destroy the City, she learns that attacking the City might save thousands of lives, but it will destroy Sol, the man she knows she can’t live without.

The Naughty Step by Nikky Kaye – Review by Layna

I didn’t bargain on a roommate, especially not my alluring, naïve little stepsister. She wants to get to know me better, but what she’ll discover could send her screaming in the other direction—or screaming underneath me.

Summer in New York is hot enough without her panties melting, too. I warned her that curiosity killed the cat, but then she reminded me of the rest of that saying—satisfaction brought it back.

Twisted Luck by Mia Downing – Review by Layna

All I wanted was luck—the good kind. I’d lost my job, a jerk hacked my bank account, and I caught my best friend screwing my fiancé. When stood up by my Internet date in a bar, I met the perfect man—tall, dark, and handsome in the most expensive suit. He was out of my league, but I didn’t want forever.

I barely remember the words he whispered under the veil of sin and seduction. I didn’t believe in Satan, God, Heaven or Hell. I thought he was kidding. A figment. A dream.

I was wrong. With one, breathless yes, my fate was sealed.

Businessman by day, demon by night, Leo Weston now owns my soul in exchange for good luck. Time is ticking as he works to secure my mother’s soul, too. Somehow, I have to take him down despite him being so damned gorgeous, glib, and devious. Will my gift of twisted luck be enough to save her and protect my heart?

Hot as Puck by Lili Valente – Review by Layna

The NHL’s biggest bad boy is about to fall for the virgin next door…

I am the world’s biggest dating failure. We’re talking my last date went home with our waitress kind of failure.

But I have an ace in the back pocket of my mom jeans—my sexy-as-sin best friend, NHL superstar forward, Justin Cruise.

Justin owes me favors dating back to seventh grade, long before he became a hotshot with a world famous…stick. So in return for my undying platonic loyalty, all I want is an easy-peasy crash course on how to be a sex goddess.

How hard can it be?

***

I have never been so hard in my life.

The things I want to do to my sweet, kindergarten-teaching, mitten-crocheting best friend Libby Collins are ten different kinds of wrong. Maybe twenty.

But I’m a firm believer in teaching by example, and by the end of our first lesson, we’ve graduated to a hands on approach to her sexual education: my hands all over her, her hands all over me, and her hot mouth melting beneath mine as I prove to her there isn’t a damned thing wrong with the way she kisses.

Give me a month, and I’ll transform Libby from wall flower to wall banger, and ensure she’s confident enough to seduce any guy she wants.

Problem is… the only guy I want her seducing is me.

The Girlfriend’s Secret by Kyle Autumn – Review by Layna

One day, I’m doing my job and minding my own business…

Okay, I’m actually at a bar, but I am minding my own business. That part is true.

It’s Thirsty Thursday, my favorite part of the week. The night all four of us girls go out and let loose right before the weekend starts. But, tonight, my best friend of fourteen years drops a bomb on me.

It’s too bad my parents will never, ever approve of our relationship.

Except I’m willing to put myself through hell to be with her.

I absolutely cannot tell the girls about this at the next Thirsty Thursday… Or maybe ever.

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I never thought I’d have to be drunk to tell her how I feel about her. But I’m fed up of keeping it to myself. I’ve loved her for nearly half of my life, and it’s time she knows what I’ve kept secret.

What I don’t expect is her to pretend like I didn’t say it. Sure, her parents won’t like it. But that doesn’t mean we’re not worth a shot, right? She doesn’t realize I have just as much to lose as she does.

It’s too bad she’s The One.

Except she offers me one night.

Am I willing to give my dreams up in exchange for one night with my dream girl?