Audio Book Review: Boss With Benefits by Lelani Black

This Review is for those aged 18+.  If you are not, please do not continue reading.
Hot Honolulu bachelor Jack Sloane has finally fallen in love. Problem is, he can’t find his woman–a mysterious beauty who showed up after-hours at his Waikiki office is nowhere to be found. Worse, she doesn’t seem interested in a repeat of the erotic night they spent together. The one person who can help him find his heart’s desire is his frumpy secretary.
Dowdy office wallflower Keely St. John has no intention of fanning her gorgeous boss’s flame. It’s bad enough she’s spent the last three months fantasizing about him. To make things even more complicated, her “sister” spent one lusty night with the island tycoon! When Jack finds out Keely’s secret, she could lose more than just her job and a Boss with Benefits.
My Thoughts:
I was not sure at first about trying out an erotic audio book but I am so glad that I did.  There were many times when I did not want to get out of the car because well it was just that good.   I was most surprised with the amount of story there really was in the audio book.  The idea of a seeming boring and unattractive secretary inadvertently tricking her boss into thinking that she had a HOT sister when it was really her deep dark secret!  The narrator on this book was outstanding!  I would high recommend this story.  The other benefit of this story was its length I  have listened to some books that were just so long that I felt like I would never get to the climax of the story or the end but this one was just perfect!
My Rating
4 of 5 stars – I high recommend this HOT read.  Please be warned this is erotic so there is strong language!
*I was provided a copy of this audio book from Audio Lark for my honest review

Review: Eat Prey Love

Eat Prey Love (Avon)

Product Details

  • Pub. Date: September 2010
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback , 384pp
  • Sales Rank: 14,711

Synopsis

Wanted: Bride. Must love children. Mortals need not apply.
Carlos Panterra is looking for a mate, a woman who will love and care for the young orphans he’s recently taken under his wing (or paw, as the case may be). When the shape shifter spies the beautiful Caitlyn, it’s like sunshine amidst the darkness. At last, he’s found the perfect woman, except . . .
Caitlyn Whelan is mortal. Worse, her father is the head of a CIA agency bent on hunting the undead. Still, Caitlyn knows that Carlos is the man for her, shape shifter or not. So she jumps at the chance when her sister offers her a job to work with him, determined to show Carlos their attraction is more than just animal magnetism. But danger lurks in the night, and their unleashed, untamed passion might just get them both killed . . .

My thoughts

Ok so seriously what is better than a super hot shapeshifter?!?! I love this series!  Sherrelyn Sparks always fills us in on what is going on in the lives of those at Romatech Industries and brings us a new and wonderful story line! This time is about Caitlyn, who is Shanna’s younger sister, even though their dad has warned her to stay away from Romatech she feels as though she is missing out on having her sister, so she goes to the birthday party for her nephew and walks into a whole new world.  She learns that there are vampires and maybe even more out there that she never knew about.  Suddenly she is overwhelmed and takes a walk in the court yard where she is approached by two young children who are very sad.  She finds out that there are the children on the man she had been checking out when she first arrived, Carlos.  They share an AMAZING kiss and then he acts like it is a huge mistake.  Caitlyn learns that Carlos is a were-panther and that he is going to search for his perfect mate as their species is going extinct.  But Caitlyn  isn’t willing to let him go that easy and ends up going on the trip and his interpretor since she can learn any language in less than a hour.  Danger is lurking in every corner will then end up okay?
There are some amazing tense and wonderful love scenes in this book!  It was one hot read and very enjoyable!  I cannot way for more books in this series!
My Rating
4 stars -this book was a good read with a solid plot
* This book was purchased by myself and this is my honest review


Review: Treachery In Death

Treachery in Death

Product Details

  • Pub. Date: February 2011
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Sold By: PENGUIN GROUP (USA) KIRKWOOD –
  • Format: NOOKbook (eBook) , 384pp
  • Sales Rank: 26

Synopsis

In the latest from the #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon, Eve Dallas tracks down those who break the law-including the ones sworn to uphold it.
Detective Eve Dallas and her partner, Peabody, are following up on a senseless crime-an elderly grocery owner killed by three stoned punks for nothing more than kicks and snacks. This is Peabody’s first case as primary detective-good thing she learned from the master.
But Peabody soon stumbles upon a trickier situation. After a hard workout, she’s all alone in the locker room when the gym door clatters open; and-while hiding inside a shower stall trying not to make a sound-she overhears two fellow officers, Garnet and Oberman, arguing. It doesn’t take long to realize they’re both crooked-guilty not just of corruption but of murder. Now Peabody, Eve, and Eve’s husband, Roarke, are trying to get the hard evidence they need to bring the dirty cops down-knowing all the while that the two are willing to kill to keep their secret.

My Thoughts:

This series has bring me back time and time again.  Treachery In Death is the 32nd book in this series and while you could read any of them stand alone or from any point really, I highly recommend that if you have not started the series to start and the beginning and really learn who the characters in this story really are.  They have grown and changed a ton since book one.  It always amazes me that J.D. Robb can make me feel like I am visiting old friends when I pick up an In Death book.  I think that is one of my favorite parts of this series along with the character development in not only the main characters, Roarke and Eve, but all of the sub characters Mavis (along with her now husband and baby) Peabody and McNab, Feeney and Mira. 

This book is a little different that most of the books in this series because there is not a whole lot of Eve’s private life in this book.  That being said that book was still great.  The book starts with Eve giving Peabody primary on the case.  Which is a huge step for Peabody while taking down the perpetrators Peabody has some trouble with her hand to hand skill and Eve makes a comment about it.  Peabody proceeds to take some time to work out in the gym that no one uses.  While she is in the shower, she over hears a conversation she never should have.  There are dirty cops right in their own building.  This story is all about how they bring the bad cops down.

As in most of these books, Roarke is brought in as an independent consultant which always add to the fun.  He is always trying to balance the legal way of getting information and his way of getting information.  It is a balance act in Eve and Roarke’s relationship.  A very interesting part of this books for me is seeking IAB in a different light, internal investigators are normally talked down in this books but it was nice to see Webster in a new way.   Even to the point of being in a relationship with another cop.

By far, my favorite scene in this books is when Mavis leaves Bella with Eve so she can use the bathroom.  It is a wonderfully awkward scene because Eve has no idea what to do with the baby.  It is so nice to see her a bit vulnerable. 

J.D. Robb does a wonderful job with the story telling and the details are put together extremely well.  While the topic of bad cops is difficult the story is well written and reminds us that there are good guys out there. 

I highly recommend this series.  Each book has its own unique story line and it is a pleasure to watch everyone grow and change.

My Rating:

4 of 5 stars.  I hope to see many more of these books to come.