Interesting Reads for week May 26-31

I know plenty of readers are hitting this blog for recommendations for New Adult romances, but either I’m stuck in a rut or I could not find any interesting ones. I seriously DNF (Did Not Finish) a couple of highly-rated new Adult romances which I shall not mention here. Anyway, as soon as I read a good one, I’ll recommend it on this blog.

Toward the end of next week I should have my review up of the latest of the Crossfire Series – Entwined with You and the latest Kristen Ashley’s book — Fire Inside. I have already read an ARC copy of Fire Inside but something was off, so I’m waiting to buy the book to see if the problem was just the editing.

Watch out for more news for Silver Fire (Guardians #2) next week. I just finished my self-edit and am having someone do a plot/continuity feedback before sending it off to my editor.

Anyway, I’m glad that I finally gave C.J. Roberts’s books a try. I thought I would hate the plots, but I devoured both books in a day. The writing style is impeccable and engaging and I look forward to more books by this author. The content may be too dark and disturbing for many because it deals with the pleasure-slave trade.

Captive in the Dark
Captive in the Dark

4-star-ratingCaptive in the Dark ~ C.J. Roberts

I was expecting it to be a very dark, cringe-worthy read but it wasn’t. And I’m glad I finally read the book. At first I thought I wouldn’t like to read about a girl being beaten to submission —this book is about the pleasure slave trade— but Livvie was such a strong character that even in her pain, you knew she wouldn’t break. And Caleb, the author wrote him in a way that you actually care about him even if he was Livvie’s tormentor.
The book was well-written and had dark themes.

Seduced in the dark
Seduced in the dark


Seduced in the Dark ~ C.J. Roberts

Wow! What did I just read? The 2nd installment of The dark duet was more disturbing than the first one. Caleb is conflicted and part of him really doesn’t want to give up Livvie. The things he did to fight his feelings were appalling and yes, this time I cringe but it wasn’t enough for me not to want him to try and redeem himself. And Livvie, I love her. Despite what she went through, this girl had such inner strength I could only root for their HEA. The writing was engaging and compelling. Great book, not a story I would forget anytime soon.