Book Reviews

These are a Few of my Favorite Things…

Hard Ware by: Misha Bell

Hello everyone! Sorry it has been so long in between reviews. Things were a bit crazy around the house here. A bathtub leak turned into a full-on bathroom remodel. Being as though we only have one bathroom, it’s been quite an ordeal.

Remember that exciting news I wanted to share with you all? Well, now I can. I signed a publishing contract with Next Chapter Publishing for my book Submitting to Him. I’m so excited that my book will be in your hands in the coming months. I can’t wait for you all to meet Alex and Natalie and share their sexy story.

This week’s book review is Hard Ware by Misha Bell. For those of you that don’t know, Misha Bell is the pen name for the writing team of Anna Zaires and Dima Zales. It’s their second book, and it is fantastic.

There are many romance books out there that are loosely based on fairy tales, but I never read one centered around Frozen until Hard Ware.

This romantic comedy opens with Russian-born Bella walking her Chihuahua, Boner, in Central Park at the same time Ruskovian born Dragomir is out walking Winnie, his Misha breed (bear-sized) dog. There’s an instant attraction for Bella, who’s in the middle of trying out her vibrating Kegel balls. At the same time, there’s an instant attraction for Boner, who gets away from Bella and, unexpectedly and unconventionally, mates with Winnie. (You’ll have to read to find out what happens with the Kegel Balls).

Bella is horrified by her dog’s behavior and her Kegel mishap. Dragomir is angry and insists on a full STD panel from Boner.

Fast forward to the human side of the story. Bella owns a sex toy company and is looking for funding for her next project, a VR suit to connect lovers from a distance. She enters the meeting room and discovers the funding company is owned by none other than Dragomir. Needless to say, complications arise.

Back to the doggie story… it seems little Boner, aka Stud, is going to be a father. This slight complication is just what the pair needs to have as an “ice breaker” to get together. Their attraction. and their competitive nature, is off the charts, but there is more than one complication, the biggest of which—they are both hiding information about themselves.

How does this book parallel Frozen? First of all, it’s Bella’s favorite movie, her go-to in all situations. What she doesn’t realize is it also parallels her story with Dragomir. As they get closer and learn more about each other, the parallels are revealed. Bella learns about herself and accepts and is proud of all the different parts that make up who she is.

When she learns about Dragomir’s hidden Ruskovian past, she’s initially devastated and feels betrayed. After a series of hilarious mishaps and a special event, Bella realizes Dragomir wasn’t lying about his past to deceive her; he wasn’t lying at all. With everything that happened with his family (more you’re going to have to read for yourself), the right time never came up. Also, she never told him about her sex toy company—they both had information they were keeping from each other.

With everything out in the open now, the couple is free to be exactly who they are, no more secrets.

This book is a steamy romance guaranteed to make you laugh and beg for more!

Stay tuned for more information about my upcoming book release. My next review will be for an upcoming release by Charmaine Pauls, Stolen Life.

Happy Reading ~Tara

Book Reviews

These are a Few of My Favorite Things- Devil’s Lair

Hello everyone. Hope this post finds you well. Such a different day out my window from my last post. Today is chilly, dreary, and rainy. April showers bring May flowers and all that though, right? 🙂

As some of you may know, I’m an author myself. I’m hoping to get a newsletter started and hope you’ll all subscribe to keep in touch and see what I’m up to. I’ve also been working on a book and have some very exciting news that I hope to share with you all soon. Make sure to stay tuned.

Today’s book review is Devil’s Lair by Anna Zaires. It’s been such a long time since Ms. Zaires gave her fans a new dark romance and this one did not disappoint.

            The book opens in the middle of the action. Chloe is being shot at and is running for her life. A little backstory—Chloe’s mom has passed away. The police ruled it a suicide, but Chloe knows it wasn’t suicide. She was there, she heard the men in the house, and since that day, she’s been on the run. But now, they’re on her tail, and she’s out of money—she’s hit a dead end.

            She picks up a newspaper from the small town she stopped for gas in and happens to find a classified ad looking for a tutor for a young child, and it pays cash. Chloe has her education degree and needs cash, so she applies but realizes it will be a long shot.

            Nikolai, our sexy and dangerous hero, is the man who placed the ad. He needs an English tutor for his young son, and Chloe has caught his attention.

            From the minute he opens his door to welcome Chloe for her interview, there are sparks. Their relationship-employer and tutor, should be forbidden.

            Nikolai recognizes Chloe is leaving out some details of how she ended up at his doorstep and set out to unravel the mystery.

            Chloe senses the danger that surrounds Nikolai, but like a moth to a flame, she is inexplicably drawn to him.

            This story is nonstop action coupled with steamy sex. Once I picked it up, I was unable to put it down. Grab yourself a copy and let yourself get pulled into Anna Zaires’ new dark romantic world!

            Devil’s Lair is available on Amazon for $5.99 https://www.amazon.com/Devils-Lair-Molotov-Obsession-Duet-ebook/dp/B08N6XC5LG/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=10895ON4O3NEG&dchild=1&keywords=devil%27s+lair+anna+zaires&qid=1618521185&sprefix=devil%27s+lair%2Caps%2C190&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyUDVPMzFBRVo5ODVWJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwODU1MzQ5MTM4NlZFQ001NElKVyZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMDUxMDI4MkVGSDEzUTBLV0lYUyZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=

Next up: Hearts: Last Beat by Ellie Masters.

***If you have a book you want me to read and review, drop me an email. I’d love to do a post for you.

Happy Reading! ~Tara

Book Reviews

These are a Few of My Favorite Things- Devil’s Lair

Hello everyone. Hope this post finds you well. Such a different day out my window from my last post. Today is chilly, dreary, and rainy. April showers bring May flowers and all that though, right? 🙂

As some of you may know, I’m an author myself. I’m hoping to get a newsletter started and hope you’ll all subscribe to keep in touch and see what I’m up to. I’ve also been working on a book and have some very exciting news that I hope to share with you all soon. Make sure to stay tuned.

Today’s book review is Devil’s Lair by Anna Zaires. It’s been such a long time since Ms. Zaires gave her fans a new dark romance and this one did not disappoint.

            The book opens in the middle of the action. Chloe is being shot at and is running for her life. A little backstory—Chloe’s mom has passed away. The police ruled it a suicide, but Chloe knows it wasn’t suicide. She was there, she heard the men in the house, and since that day, she’s been on the run. But now, they’re on her tail, and she’s out of money—she’s hit a dead end.

            She picks up a newspaper from the small town she stopped for gas in and happens to find a classified ad looking for a tutor for a young child, and it pays cash. Chloe has her education degree and needs cash, so she applies but realizes it will be a long shot.

            Nikolai, our sexy and dangerous hero, is the man who placed the ad. He needs an English tutor for his young son, and Chloe has caught his attention.

            From the minute he opens his door to welcome Chloe for her interview, there are sparks. Their relationship-employer and tutor, should be forbidden.

            Nikolai recognizes Chloe is leaving out some details of how she ended up at his doorstep and set out to unravel the mystery.

            Chloe senses the danger that surrounds Nikolai, but like a moth to a flame, she is inexplicably drawn to him.

            This story is nonstop action coupled with steamy sex. Once I picked it up, I was unable to put it down. Grab yourself a copy and let yourself get pulled into Anna Zaires’ new dark romantic world!

            Devil’s Lair is available on Amazon for $5.99 https://www.amazon.com/Devils-Lair-Molotov-Obsession-Duet-ebook/dp/B08N6XC5LG/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=10895ON4O3NEG&dchild=1&keywords=devil%27s+lair+anna+zaires&qid=1618521185&sprefix=devil%27s+lair%2Caps%2C190&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyUDVPMzFBRVo5ODVWJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwODU1MzQ5MTM4NlZFQ001NElKVyZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMDUxMDI4MkVGSDEzUTBLV0lYUyZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=

Next up: Hearts: Last Beat by Ellie Masters.

***If you have a book you want me to read and review, drop me an email. I’d love to do a post for you.

Happy Reading! ~Tara