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Review ~ Taken by Storm by Kelli Maine


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Title:  Taken by Storm

Author:  Kelli Maine

Series:  Give & Take #2

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DECEPTION

Maddie Simcoe knows the devastation that comes from keeping secrets. Now, she’s desperate to move on from the heartbreak that almost destroyed her — trading wild passion that once made her knees weak for a life of comfortable stability. But before Maddie can start over, she must return home to put the past behind her once and for all…

PASSION

When Maddie blows back into MJ Rocha’s life, nothing will stop him from proving to her that walking away from him was the biggest mistake of her life — not even the engagement ring she wears. Her every look, every touch tells MJ that the fire that once raged between them still burns hot, and MJ won’t give up until Maddie gives in to the inferno.

REDEMPTION

Trapped by a hurricane roaring through Turtle Tear Island, MJ and Maddie find shelter in each others’ arms. While the lightning flashes, MJ and Maddie are helpless to fight bonds of desire that tie them together. But just as they’re about to surrender to the torturous longing that consumes them both, the storm unleashes violent secrets from MJ’s past…secrets that could wash away all MJ and Maddie’s hopes of forever…

TAKEN BY STORM

Review

I was excited about getting to this one after reading the short story No Takebacks. It leaves you with a moment of “really?!?!?… That’s how you are gonna leave us?!?”
Starting this one was nice I am particularly happy that I didn’t have to wait long since I had it waiting on me to finish up book one and the short story. 🙂  I jumped right into it.

This one is not written in second person. I know that is a big issue that some did have with book one! She did say that this book three will be back in second person since it is back to Rachel. I personally don’t have an issue with reading it in second person because it is so different and I like different every once in a while. It did take a minute to get used to it though, but once you do all is good.

Okay back to this one. I have to say that I love love love MJ. He is just as messed up as his daddy that is for sure. But oh how they are so HOT! I just know I was so excited to know that Merrik wanted to take his son in and try to be there for him. I mean for anyone who has had a missing parent dreams of that day. The day that your parent comes and tells you they are sorry and want to be there for you in any way they can from there on out.

The difference is Merrik didn’t know about MJ. Whereas in many of our lives our other parent knows about us but just chooses to be gone. I love the relationship between Maddie and MJ. They grew up together, she isn’t one of those girls who want him just for his money and who his family is.

When things start to go good for the most part (other than a few arguments here and there…) you think things are back on track and well it is just like any other romance where one person pisses the other off. 🙂 BUT before you know it… BAM… you are hit in the face with a secret! one I for damn sure didn’t see coming! all I could say was “NOOOO WAYYY…” then I was mad and wanted to kill Enzo myself. Oh how I hate that man!

Things happen and things are brought to light…All I know is I couldn’t wait to get started on the second little novella she did… Of course that one gives you nothing about what happens at the end of this one haha it just gives you another little addition to what may come. (different twists are always fun!)

I am looking forward to seeing where this all ends up because well at this point I honestly don’t have a clue, I have an idea of where I ‘think’ it might go but after the twist in this book well who knows where it will actually end up. I am enjoying the ride.

Brandy

 


Review ~ Taken by Kelli Maine

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Title:  Taken

Author: Kelli Maine

Series:  Give & Take #1

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ABDUCTION

He steals her away to a deserted island, to the one place she’s dreamed of being-the one place she can’t go. He’s used to buying whatever he wants, but he can’t buy her.

SEDUCTION

How can she resist the magnetism of his body, the longing ache deep inside her? She wants him to take her-on her terms.

DESPERATION

Every attempt he makes to love her only hurts her. How can they go on like this? This is the story of how she was . . .

TAKEN

review

Okay let me start by saying if you are expecting something dark, and something that has BDSM you will not be happy with this.  The other thing that some people have had an issue with is the view it is written in. I will say that this is the very first book I have ever read that is in second person.  Here is an example of what she does:

“You smile. Dimples pierce your cheeks. Your eyes flash. I can’t resist.”

The writing style is not for everyone and it did take me a minute to get used to it. I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it because of that but I ended up liking it. It felt like I was in Rachel’s head and could hear what she was thinking when it came to him. I mean usually when I look at my husband and I think to myself it is more along the lines of:

“You are so hot right now, I am so gonna jump you later”

Not so much

“He is so hot right now, I am so gonna jump him later”

BUT that being said those are the first two things I needed to address for anyone wanting to read this book. I enjoyed the story, seeing how she adjusted to what happens. We don’t get the complete story as to why just yet. We get glimpses as to why he does what he does but there is more that lies beneath. Yes I would have to say that at first I was like ‘really?’ with how everything is going. I mean I get the whole starting to feel for your captor but I just didn’t get it at first.

BUT then it kind of makes sense. I mean he does what he does because he is desperate. He doesn’t hurt her he just needs her in that particular place for his own reason which we learn a little more about as we read. Many may not have understood his theory on not touching her. I completely understood,  he wanted her to trust him and that was his way of showing that he would never hurt her, or make her do anything she didn’t want to.

All in all it is a good story and I was left wanting to know more. I does not lack in the hotness department I will say that much. I mean how hot can it get when there isn’t any touching at first? Well I was surprised to say.. it was pretty hot! So do not be disappointed thinking there won’t be hotness to it because there was. I just don’t want people to think it is a “dark bdsm” style book because it isn’t. It is a sweet and sensual read.

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Merrick Rocha

brandy

 

 


Review ~ The Submission of Alistair Ingram

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Book: The Submission of Allistair Ingram

Author: Kelli Maine

Series: Dolls & Doms #1

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Blurb:

Movie star Alistair Ingram strolled into Dolls & Doms private men’s club in Las Vegas for his bachelor party and limped out with a torn shirt, red welts covering his chest and a broken engagement splashed all over the pages of every celebrity magazine in the country.

A session with club Dominatrix, Black Betty, will do that to a man.

With Alistair’s manager breathing down his neck and Black Betty’s abusive ex-husband alerted to where she’s been hiding for the past ten years, there’s only one thing to do:

Lie.

And get the hell out of Las Vegas.

But the real ruse is on Alistair and Black Betty, because despite both of their best efforts, they’ve gotten under each other’s skin. Can their explicit dance of domination and submission end in anything other than disaster?

THE SUBMISSION OF ALISTAIR INGRAM is the first in a novella series from www.DollsandDoms.blogspot.com, where erotic tales from the Dolls & Doms private men’s club are told in weekly episodes.

My Thoughts:

I was excited to get to this one, so when I was asked to be a part of this Blog Tour I jumped on it! It was a quick read and I cannot wait to find out what happens next!

Alistair Ingram is HOT and well how can you not want to take him and tie him up? I would LOVE to!

I had honestly thought that by the title alone that meant that it was about a Dom/Sub relationship but when it comes down to it is about 2 people who just seem so lost and don’t know who they truly are and start to find it within each other.

I will admit that it was a short read which leaves you wanting more and needing to know what happens. I need to know what happens with him and her as well as his ex and her ex. There is just so much that can happen and as much as I hate when I am left hanging like this I have to say “well played”! haha I do have a love/hate relationship with being left wondering what is to come.

The two of them together will make you gigle as well as have your heart break. It does touch on a subject matter that may be difficult for some to read because phyisical abuse no matter what the relationship dinamic is, is not okay.

Brandy

4 stars


Blog Tour ~ The Submission of Alistair Ingram by Kelli Maine (Interview)

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Book: The Submission of Alistair Ingram

Author: Kelli Maine

Series: Dolls & Doms #1

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~Blurb~

Movie star Alistair Ingram strolled into Dolls & Doms private men’s club in Las Vegas for his bachelor party and limped out with a torn shirt, red welts covering his chest and a broken engagement splashed all over the pages of every celebrity magazine in the country.

A session with club Dominatrix, Black Betty, will do that to a man.

With Alistair’s manager breathing down his neck and Black Betty’s abusive ex-husband alerted to where she’s been hiding for the past ten years, there’s only one thing to do:

Lie.

And get the hell out of Las Vegas.

But the real ruse is on Alistair and Black Betty, because despite both of their best efforts, they’ve gotten under each other’s skin. Can their explicit dance of domination and submission end in anything other than disaster?

THE SUBMISSION OF ALISTAIR INGRAM is the first in a novella series from www.DollsandDoms.blogspot.com, where erotic tales from the Dolls & Doms private men’s club are told in weekly episodes.

My review is HERE

~Interview~

I grab my things, pay the taxi cab guy and make my way to one of the biggest houses I have EVER seen. I ring the doorbell, I am let in by someone who works for Mr. Ingram. She lets me know that he will be with me shortly and starts walking me towards a sitting room. She asks if I would like something to drink but I tell her no thanks. This is one of the biggest houses I have ever seen (well lets face it have ever been inside of). I am in awe, I mean to dust this place must be a pain in the ass right? Okay I need to snap out of it, get my stuff out and ready so when he walks in we can just get right to it. This time I decided to bring a recorder. Yes I decided to get all fancy and start recording these things since it makes it much easier to type it back out later. I sit in one of the most comfy couches and can totally see falling asleep here, I sit back and let my head fall back, it has been a very long day and well it wont hurt to close my eyes just for a minute right?
I hear a deep laugh and jump, damn it, did I actually fall asleep?

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Wow that’s great, real professional! I look around and it was now dark. When I got here it was still light out, given the sun was getting ready to set but still. Now he will probably throw me out and not bother with the interview. I look back towards him and wow he is HOT. I wouldn’t mind tying him up that is for sure!

B ~ Oh My God I am SO sorry, I swear I didn’t mean to fall asleep I just put my head back and closed my eyes for like a minute, this is so unprofessional I am so sorry. I don’t mean to waste your time but if it is okay with you I will get right to it so we can get this over with and I will be on my way out. This is so embarrassing.

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A ~ *chuckles* It’s fine doll. I thought about carrying you up to the guest room, but you looked so comfortable where you were. Take your time with the interview. I have all night for you.

Oh my… could he be anymore HOTTER right now. I cannot stop the heat from rushing over my body and face. Oh I don’t think he has the same thing in mind when he says he has all night for me. Ohh the things I would love to do with him. Snap out of it woman! You’re here for an interview NOT to try and get him into bed. Though he did say he was going to carry me to bed, and I didn’t have to even flirt. 🙂 I must be getting better at this.

B ~ Well sweetcheeks as much as I would love you to carry me to bed I am here to do a job. *gigling* Okay so I am sure you would say it was a good thing that your buddies all decided that Dolls & Doms because now you have the opportunity to get to know Black Betty better. My question is…What exactly drew you to her? I mean you guys didn’t talk much during your playtime.

A ~ *sits back and stretches his arms across the back of the couch* She scared the hell out of me. *wicked grin* Women don’t typically scare me. Or act like they want to hurt me. But, when I threatened to give it back to her, I saw the cracks in her tough exterior, the part she didn’t want me to see inside her. That’s when I knew I had to dig deeper. I couldn’t let it go. It became like an obsession for her to let me in.

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B ~ I have to say, the whole rest stop scene was funny as hell. Did you ever even for a minute think that she was going to leave you there?

A ~ No. Even in her craziest moments, I knew I could trust her. She’s not a person who would hurt anyone intentionally. She likes to be in control, but she’s not evil. Leaving my ass locked in a rest stop loo would’ve been bloody evil.

B ~ Yes it would have been pretty evil. So we get the whole fact that you are not into the Dom/Sub relationship since well you both are very dominating for the most part…BUT please tell me we get to see her get you to submit completely even if it is once.

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A ~ Well, aren’t you the little voyeur. *winks* Bethany is my weakness. I’d do anything she wanted me to, so you’ll have to ask her if she has plans to bring me to my knees and keep me there.

I take a minute and ask if I can get a glass of water also if I can use the restroom. He is such a smooth talker he can get any woman’s blood flowin that is for sure. He tells me where the restroom is I stand and step toward him to get the glass he is handing to me and practically falling over because my leg fell asleep. He catches me and asks if I am okay. Ohhh I couldn’t have planned that better. He is rock solid and smells divine! I just want to lick him, okay would he get mad if I licked his face? I guess I better not, but I do catch myself leaning in to sniff him and he starts to laugh. I snap out of my haze pull myself together and walk to the restroom and splash some water on my face and get back.

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B ~ So it has to be hard to try and live a “normal” life when being out in the lime light like all you actors are. I have heard so many complain about how they just wish people would leave them alone sometimes. To be honest I had always thought, Well what do you expect? You went into this lifestyle knowing what could come of it, which means NO more privacy. Do you ever wish you could go back to being just normal you and not famous actor Alistair Ingram?

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A ~ *takes a deep breath, looking contemplative* You know, you do expect to be recognized and to be photographed by paparazzi when you start out in this business, but I don’t think you realize how it runs your life. Everything I do will affect my career because it affects how I’m perceived by the public, which affects ticket sales at the box office. Even if I keep my private life private, there are managers and agents and producers influencing my decisions—or trying to—so it’s vital I keep control over my life and push back.

B ~ Okay so just how freaky are you? Do we get to see more of that side come out in the future?

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A ~ Freaky? Me? I’m sorry, you do know Bethany, a.k.a. Black Betty, correct? She’s the freaky one. *quirks eyebrows* But I’m open to anything she has in mind, so if she’s a freak, I guess that makes me one by default.

Oh he has it in him. We all know it is there. She does seem to help bring it out in him.

B ~ So why are you so cocky? I mean don’t get me wrong every girl loves a cocky “bad boy” and well you are VERY easy on the eyes so you could probably get a way with A LOT, but in the end those with the Vagina rule the world! Just remember that! *laughing*

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A ~ *Laughs loudly* Vagina’s rule the world! That’s the truth. They give the penis love as Bethany says. *chuckles* You really think I’m cocky? Well, I guess I’m used to taking what I want. That tends to go to the head. *watches Brandy’s eyes land in his lap* Ehem. Not that one. This one. *points to his head*

B ~ But I see that head *looking at his face* I wanna see that one *looking down to his lap* Okay sorry back on track, see you can be very distracting Mr. Ingram but I am sure you know that. So if you could get ANY role in ANY movie past, present or future which would it be?

A ~ Mr. Pink in Reservoir Dogs. Brilliant part.

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B ~ So how many ‘toys’ do you have of your own supply? And would you care to demonstrate how they work? *winking at him*

A ~ My toys are limited to things like ice cream and whipped cream. Are you hungry for dessert?

B ~ Oh hun don’t make offers you are not willing to follow through with. *wicked grin* How serious is this between you and her? I mean is it monogamous? You taking offers by chance? *holding up my fingers crossed teasing him and trying not to laugh*

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A ~ *pats Brandy’s leg* I’m afraid I’m desperately attached to Bethany. Her trust is delicate and a gift. I’d never do anything to break it.

Oh I think my heart just melted a little.

B ~ So what would you say we can expect from the story to come, without giving away too much that is.

A ~ *licks his lips grinning* If only I knew. Each day is a surprise with Bethany. I never know what to expect. We’re still doing our best to dodge the media and we’re hoping her ex is satisfied with wrecking her condo, although I seriously doubt it. But as long as I have her in my bed, Hell can rain down on us and I don’t even care.

B ~ Okay well it is getting late so I guess I will wrap up and let you go. Thank You for taking time to do this with me. Also for not kicking me out for falling asleep on the couch! (so embarrassing)

A ~ It is late. You’re welcome to stay in one of the guest rooms. I’ve enjoyed our chat, Brandy. It was a pleasure.

B ~ Are you inviting me to stay for a slumber party? *raising an eyebrow* If it isn’t too much trouble I would love to stay. I hate hotels. But I would never want to put you out.

A ~ What kind of host would I be if I made you stay in a hotel after going to all this trouble to interview me? I have more guest rooms than I can count, so you will certainly not be putting me out. Or is that you who would be putting out? There are still some Americanisms I’m not quite clear on.

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I have to stop myself from laughing! I would so love to put out though! HAHA. He tells me to follow him and that he will show me where I will be staying. I am like a giddy little girl. I am staying in HIS house!!! I might have to take something just as a souvenir. He shows me around the room then heads to the door I follow him to the door ready to say goodnight.

B ~ Thank you so much! I really appreciate it. *biting my lower lip* if ‘Black Betty’ happens to show up tonight and wants to ‘play’ a little, you know where to find me. *winking at him* Till then, goodnight sweetheart.

I reach out grab his shirt and pull him towards me and kiss his cheek. Then turn to walk away.

I have to remind myself…

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and not to walk away showing exactly how I feel right now…

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