Measha Stone-Hound

This is the 4th book in Measha’s Ever After series. Each of these books is roughly inspired by a fairy tale of some sort. I’m not 100% sure which one Hound is based on, but we have a Foxx as a main character, so you can figure it out yourself.

Keagan Foxx has an impressive skill set. She used that skill set to get into a catalog party at Ash Titon’s Annex, and managed to trick a man into taking her home, and she eventually stole $200K from him. The guy came to Ash and threatened to come after him to get the money back. Ash’s cousin, Jackson, was there to try to buy into the Annex, and when he sees the pic of the offending woman, he tells Ash that he’ll track her down.

Kegan had a very good reason to do what she did. Her foster mother, the only woman she’s ever seen as a mother, died a few years ago, and she’s trying to find out what happened, and she thinks that there may be a small, teeny, tiny chance that she didn’t die. The money Keagan stole went to try and fund her search. She’s moved on to the next mark on her list when Jackson finds her and takes her to his house.

Jackson has plans for Kegan. They had been friendly before, but no strings attached. Now, he plans on getting the money back from her and finding out what’s going on with her. And he doesn’t care what he has to do to meet his goal.

Kegan is smart and very talented, but I think that she is naive, at least to some extent. Yeah, she knows that she’s dealing with powerful men who have few, if any, scruples, but she still seems to think that certain things won’t affect her. I found that to be a really interesting POV on her point. I would’ve been much more cynical than her, and I don’t even have her experience in dealing with the type of men, or sharks more like, that she’s been swimming around with. I think that she’s done well, most of the time, but it only takes one slip, you know?

I think that Jackson is a really good man, especially considering the fact that his business skirts some legal lines. He really wants to make something of himself, and he wants to try to be family-ish with his cousins, which is difficult with family history, but they are making it work.

Normally I would never advocate for any kind of fox hunt, but the one in here is pretty interesting.

That’s all for today! Go check it out! Happy reading!

Measha Stone-Simmer

Oh my beloveds, are you ready for the dark? I really hope so, because Simmer is dark, very dark, omfg what did I just read dark. This book is part of the Inferno world based on Yolanda Olson’s books. And yeah, dark.

We have Papa, Nicolette, Elijah, and Mark. They live in a homestead far away from everyone else. And they are all happy with that. At least, as long as Papa is happy. When Papa isn’t happy, well, then things go badly for everyone.

Papa wants to make sure that everyone is doing the things that they should, in the way that they should. He wants to make sure that Nicolette grows up to be a good woman, and that Elijah and Mark know how to be good men.

And really, that’s about all that I’m going to say about this because it is a really short read, and if I say too much about anything, then I might spoil it, and I don’t want to do that.

Do be aware that this is very dark, and it is very taboo. If you don’t like dark and taboo, you really should skip this one, because you won’t be happy. Read responsibly.

This definitely fits in with the rest of the Inferno world. If you aren’t wondering, at least a little bit, what you’ve read when you are done reading and if there might be a little something wrong with you because you liked it, then, well, I don’t know what to say. Because I do love these books, and I do wonder WTF I just read, and if there is something that is just a little bit wrong with me. I also want to know what’s going on in the author’s head.

OK, so I’m done with this one now. Go check it out!

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Measha Stone-The Mob Boss’ Pet

Measha has published another one of her lovely pet books. This one isn’t part of the series that she has, it’s a complete standalone. The Mob Boss’ Pet has all the wonderfulness of pet play and humiliation play that we expect to see out of Measha.

So, we start with Stephania who is going to her favorite coffee shop. She’s an ER doc and she needs her caffeine fix to make it through her day. When she gets there, the guy at the register seems really nervous and is staring at the only other people in the place. Stephania doesn’t seem all that upset about that, but I would’ve thought it was sketchy af, but I’m paranoid, sooo… Anyway, she eventually looks down and sees blood. Remember, ER doc, she knows exactly what blood looks like. That’s when she gets dragged into the kitchen, where she found a dead man in a puddle of blood on the floor and another man laying on a table, bleeding with 2 holes in his chest. She’s ordered to handle the injured man and keep him from bleeding out or dying.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, or more precisely his estate, we have Dominic. It’s his younger brother who was shot and his cousin who is dead. He rushes into his brother’s bedroom where he finds out that their other brother has locked the nice lady doctor in the basement. So, Dominic goes to get her and takes her into his brother’s room, so that she can continue to treat him. Stephania, of course, wants to be let go, but Dominic isn’t going to do that in any way, shape, or form. For one thing, his brother is hurt. For another, she knows too much now. When she does try to run away, he takes her into his room, strips her, and locks her into a cage.

I like Stephania. She’s strong and smart. She’s also stubborn af, which is both good and bad for her. It’s good because she really does need to have that tenacity at times. It’s bad because at other times, that stubbornness gets her into more problems than she would’ve been in otherwise. I can respect that, because I may or may not be stubborn myself. I think that she has a really caring heart and really wants to help people, especially Dominic.

Dominic. Hmmm… Well, I generally like him. With that said, he’s got his issues, like the fact that he has a brick wall 3 feet thick up around his heart. And I have to say that denial ain’t just a river in Egypt when it comes to certain things with Dominic. I think that he has a very good core, and he wants to make sure that his family are taken care of, and he love his family deeply, but he’s not ready to trust anyone, which makes him hard to deal with, I think. He’s bullheaded too, in a different way than Stephania is. I don’t think I can describe the difference, but it’s there.

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Finding out who and what was behind it all was shocking, for damned sure.

OK, that’s all there is for this one. Go check it out! Happy reading!

Measha Stone & Alta Hensley-Mafia Lullaby

Measha and Alta teamed up and gave us a really perverted, perverse, kinky, debauched, deprived, and filthy story with Mafia Lullaby.

So, we start with Ariana. She works at a bakery, lives her quiet life, and just goes about her life. One night, after working late, she goes to check her ATM and it says that her account is empty, which WTF? She should have money there, so now she has to ride the bus, so she’s sitting at the bus stop, in the dark, at night. And there are two strange men who sitting there with her. At least, until they grab her, shove her in big black car, and inject her with something.

When she wakes up, she discovers that she’ being held in a place where she’s going to be trained as a little girl and sold off to a permanent Daddy.

Costello is her Daddy. He’s part of the Mafia family who developed a special drug called Lullaby that causes the people who take it to regress, so when they give it to the girls they have taken, the girls regress back to acting like a little girl who just wants to make her Daddy happy, and it lowers all their inhibitions. They take women who are isolated so that they can sell them. Ariana is the latest girl for him to train, and there’s just something about her. She has a fire that most girls there don’t seem to have, and there’s something that draws him to her. There may be some reasons that she seems to have that fire, but Costello isn’t sure.

I like Ariana. I think that she has a lot of strength. I think that she is very smart, and more importantly, she’s very canny. She scopes out the situation and figures out what she has to do in order to survive. I think that she is also a good actress. I don’t know if she’s always been good at acting or if it was one of those things that she learned how to do as a survival technique after she was stolen. One way or another, she managed to do it.

I liked Costello from the get-go, basically. He has a good heart. He’s not a good guy, I mean he is highly involved in human trafficking, but he’s not the absolute worst guy out there. He does at least make sure that he takes good care of his girls while he trains them, which is good, I guess. His girls are at least ready to go when their adoption day comes out.

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I do hate Nanny Nancy. She’s a fucking bitch. She needs a house to fall on her.

OK, that’s all for today. Go check it out! Happy reading!

 

Measha Stone-Finding His Strength

So, there are a lot of authors who have gotten together and written hero retellings. Measha has taken on the Hercules myth in Finding His Strength. Some of her characters are directly named their mythological names, like Megara or Hera, others have their mythological names as part of the name, like Henrik Hercules. Then you get Jackson Olympus. He’s the Zeus figure, but doesn’t really carry the mythological name.

So, we start out with a murder. Henrik basically fucks a woman to death. Well, more accurately, he kills her at the end, but you know, whatever. Turns out that the woman is named Henrietta and she’s the niece of the Creon family, another member in the Network that Henrik’s father is the head of. Mr. Creon asked Henrik and his father to do something about some traitors, and it turns out that Henrietta was feeding into them, so she had to go. But, it wasn’t necessarily the best choice. It caused some issues, and it was decided that the best way to make sure that there was still peace in the Network was for Henrik to marry Megara, Creon’s only daughter. No one is 100% happy with this. Or, more like Megara and her cousins aren’t happy. Her parents are fine with it. Henrik’s father Jackson, and his step-mother, Hera, are fine with it. In fact, Jackson told him that if he got married and had an heir, he would legitimize Henrik, instead of Henrik remaining his bastard.

Megara just finished college with her culinary degree. Her father has always told her that she could do whatever she wanted. What she really wanted to do was to have her own restaurant. Not necessarily cook in it, but to own it, create the menu, all that kind of stuff. She interned with one of the most prestigious chefs in the town so that she’d be ready. But, that dream was suddenly smashed when it was announced that she was going to be marrying Henrik in two weeks. And oh yeah, not only that, but her cousins are now going to be opening the restaurants of her dreams. She’s now nothing but a pawn in the hands of the Network, and not even her own person.

Because of actions, her marriage suddenly gets moved up, and she’s dragged to Henrik’s house the day before, and kept there until the wedding can happen.

OK, first off, Hera can go choke on a dick. And not a pretty one either. She can just go choke on a giant diseased donkey dick. And then just keep choking. I think that Jackson can join her in chocking on a dick too. He wasn’t as terrible to Henrik as Hera was, but he obviously did nothing to protect him, and he used Henrik terribly. I almost prefer the outright abuse and hostility of Hera over how Jackson acted.

Henrik was all twisted up inside and had all kinds of issues. Mostly they were installed by his father and Hera. They kept telling him that he would get this great reward, if only he met X, Y, and Z. But then when he got there, they would move the goal posts on him. Doing that does one of two things. It makes you walk away altogether, or it makes you work even harder to gain the approval of that person. Guess which one it did to Henrik.

Megara. Hmmmm… I don’t know what to say about Megara. I like her, and I think that she’s good for Henrik. I think that she makes an alternative viewpoint available to Henrik. I think that sometimes she’s a little overshadowed by Henrik’s large personality. The thing is, I think that if she had a larger personality, there would’ve been too many clashes. I mean, it’s not like she was invisible or anything, she was just calmer, most of the time.

This was a great story. I would love to see more of this world.

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Those damn rooms in the basement. Ugh.

OK, that’s all for today! Go check it out! Happy reading!

Measha Stone-Dolly

This isn’t a St. Patrick’s Day gift, so much as it’s St. Patrick’s Day nightmare. Measha’s Dolly is dark, twisted, scary at times, and so very, very good. When I finished it, I posted on FB that I was bored, and that it was Measha’s fault because she gave me a book hangover and I was just staring at everything. And that’s really the way that it was. I just sat and tried to put myself back together after reading it. Because, fuck. This really just knocked me out.

The book starts out with Dolly. She is in a basement cell, living in misery. Then Beardman comes and drags her up to the upper floor. And not nice things happen. Very not nice things. Poor Dolly.

Then Kendoll shows up. Beardman drags him down and throws him into a cell. It’s clear that Ken has been through some shit. He’s bleeding and has had his ass tattooed with a B, standing for Bossman.

I wasn’t entirely sure what was going to happen with this one. Measha has a little bit of a devious mind. OK, maybe a lot of a bit devious mind. And it’s all on display in this book. It was a fucking ride, and I loved it, but it really dragged me through some stuff. It was totally amazing.

No spoilers at all today, because there just aren’t. Go read it.

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Anthology-Black Light: Roulette War

We just had Valentine’s Day, which means it’s time for the annual Roulette book from Black Light. Black Light: Roulette War is the 4th Roulette book, and the start of a new Black Light season. The first two books took place at the only Black Light at the time, the original in DC. Last year’s book took place in Black Light West, and featured celebrities. This one takes place in both clubs.

Now, I was lucky enough to get to read an ARC, and I was so thrilled to read it. I mean, the Roulette books are always great and always kink AF. But do you know what those mean authors did? They didn’t tell us ARC readers who won! How mean is that? LOL. I mean, really, when it comes down to it, we’re the real winners, so I guess I can’t complain too much.

So, here’s how the story goes. Spencer, the DM for BL East, is at BL West with his wife, Klara. While they are there, Spencer decides to start some shit with Elijah, the DM at BL West. Now, we all know that shit-talking happens, especially among friends and co-workers, which Spencer and Elijah are. But sometimes it gets way out of control, which happened here. Spencer, who can get a little over sometimes, got a little over, and it escalated to the point where the guys are arguing over who is going to have the best ever Roulette. They finally get to a point where they place a bet on it, with Chase and Jaxon acting as judges. (Which pisses them off for reasons.)

We get the stories of 4 couples from each of the clubs. You can judge which one is the hottest for yourself, and which one you think should be the winner. Then you can find out which one the authors thought should win, andI’ll never tell. Ever.

Black Light East

Renee Rose-Prelude

Renee’s story is all about Ravil and Lucy, Master R and Lady Luck. He’s a member of the bratva, she’s a lawyer. She’s all about control, but she’s the sub today, and Ravil isn’t about to give her any control. The thing that I really liked about Renee’s story is that we get to see how much Ravil’s plan is to get inside Lucy’s head, and how quickly he does that. It’s like there is a trapdoor only he has. And it looks like Prelude is the perfect name for this one, and I’m really happy about that.

Eris Adderly-Breathless

This is Eris’ intro into the BL world, (other than the fact that all the covers are hers) and damn, did she hit the road running. Breath play really isn’t my kink at all, it’s a personal hard limit, but the way that Eris wrote about it? Holeeee fuck. And the latex with the gloves? Woooooowwwwww. Violet and Anson were one of my favorite characters.  That put everything over the top. Eris writes kink in such a good way. And she didn’t step back from Anson’s issues while she was writing him, and I thought that was interesting. (Also, can you find the Lit easter egg?)

Kay Elle Parker-Burn

Kay Elle s another newbie to BL. If you’ve followed the blog for a while, you’ve seen me review some of her stuff, and I’m absolutely in love with her books, so I was glad to see her here. I’m hoping that this means she’ll get to do a full book at some point. This is the story of Finn and Ava. I really adore Ava. She’s been through so much, but she was really strong, and Finn challenged her in just the right way. And the fisting and the trust? Wow.

Golden Angel-Inflamed

Golden wrote a full length BL Daddy book last year, and in that book we met Elliot. He gets to play with Lisa, who is excited to play with him, but he’s not all that excited to play with her. He thinks she’s manipulative. They have an incredibly hot scene. And by hot, I mean seriously hot. He sets her on fire. Fire flogging is a thing. Fantastic. I thought the way that Lisa chose her hard limits was hilarious. One of their scenes is something that lives in my head, so yeah, that was so hot.

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And now, just as the event at Black Light East is ending, we’re gearing up for Black Light West to get started.

Jennifer Bene-Wicked

Jennifer is one of the original BL writers and is a total staple in Roulette. Her story gives us Pierce and Baby, whose real name is Tori. Tori is a little and Pierce is totally not a Daddy. He’s pretty fucking hardcore, and he really loves humiliation, so the fact that they rolled that works for him. I’m telling you, Roulette makes for interesting play partners and scenes. That scene is hot, but the face fucking that happens is just amazing. I always look forward to Jennifer’s stories because of the touches like that.

Sue Lyndon-Trained

Sue wrote a fun little story with Daddy Xavier and his Dolly, Rachel. Their first roll was pet play, and she made an adorable kitten. You know, one of the things I really liked about Sue’s story is that it is very sweet and it is truly lovely. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still sexy AF and Rachel and Xavier have a great connection, it’s just also low angst and low drama, just the perfect touch for the book.

Measha Stone-Unexpected

Measha’s story has Jack and Quinn. Quinn is new to LA and is looking for new people to play with, so Roulette. Where she gets Jack, and oh yeah, diaper play. Which is totally not what she wants. Jack is actually perfect for her. I love how he gets into her head so much and how she teaches Quinn so much about herself.

Livia Grant-Facade

Livia finishes out this year’s Roulette with her story about Sean and Stephanie AKA Karly Starr, former porn star. Stephanie has come to Black Light because she wants someone who will fuck her silly, without playing any of those silly BDSM games, but she signed up for Roulette, and Sean is going to make her play. These are two words I never thought that I would say on this blog: spontaneous fisting. And the breath play? Siiiiiigggghhhhh. I think that Facade is a really great title for this one.

OK, there you go. Eight fantastically kinky stories by 8 fantastic authors. When you read the book and get to find out who the winner is, you get some great 3 way sex with Emma, Jax, and Chase. Yay!

I’m already looking forward to next year’s Roulette, a whole year from now. I’d love to see an Mm, Fm, or Ff couple in the upcoming season some time, but I’ll be perfectly happy however the authors end up writing their books, so it’s all good.

Go check it out and make sure you have plenty of really cold water to cool yourself down.

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Measha Stone-Daddy’s Heart

We’re at the final book in Measha’s Windy City series with Daddy’s Heart. And as you can probably guess, this is a Daddy story with just a touch of darkness. None of this series has been quite as dark as some of Measha’s other stories, but they aren’t all sweetness and light either. I mean, bad shit happens. Idiots abound. Subs get spanked.

So, we have Samantha and Ryder. Ryder is a Domly type who runs his own business and works as a DM at Gallant Dominant, a BDSM club in Chicago. He hasn’t had a steady girlfriend or sub in a long while, and he hasn’t even played a lot lately. His friend, George, who owns Gallant Dominant, has asked a favor of Ryder. You see, George’s friend Paul has a younger sister, Samantha, who is getting ready to move from Indianapolis to Chicago. She needs to have somewhere to stay while she’s interviewing for a job and finding an apartment. Paul and Samantha had arranged that she would stay with George, but all of a sudden, his mother is staying with him, and taking up his guest room. So, George asks Ryder if she can stay with him.

Meanwhile, we have Samantha, who is leaving Indianapolis for a bright and shiny new life in Chicago. She’s got job interviews lined up at some great libraries, and she’s got a clean slate ahead of her. Among other things, she’s glad to be moving because there is a nasty ex in her history, and she doesn’t want to have anything to do with him anymore. There are some perfectly good reasons for that, and I completely support her reasons for doing that. Then, she meets Ryder, and there is just something about him. Of course there is, otherwise this would be a really short book. Samantha, potential library director, is also Sammy, a Little subbie girl, and Ryder hits all her buttons but good.

Ryder kind of annoyed me at one point. I think that he got a little ahead of himself, and overstepped a little bit at that point. Overall though, I think that he’s a pretty good guy who really wants to do the best he can for Sam. He just wants to take care of her and have her be his little girl.

Samantha is a lovely young lady. She’s got a lovely heart and she seems to be one of those people who makes everyone happy just from being around her. She’s also impulsive, headstrong, and stubborn. I really like her. I think that she would be fun to hang out with. I’d bring my coloring books, except for my really dirty ones because Ryder may not appreciate her coloring in cocks and cuss words, and we could spend the afternoon coloring. And we could also talk about all our favorite books, which would be nice.

I’m going to miss all the folks in this series, but I’m really looking forward to seeing what Measha does next.

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You know, I don’t think I have a lot to say here, except that I think that Karma sometimes gets it really right. LOL.

OK, that’s all I have to say about this one today! Go check it out! Happy reading!

Measha Stone-Indebted Heart

Indebted Heart is the 3rd book in Measha’s Windy City series. This is a series that centers around a friend group. So far, we’ve seen Kelly pair off with Kendrick and Jessica pair off with Royce. Now it’s Alex’s turn.

Alex is kind of the big brother of everyone in the group. He’s good friends with Jessica, Kelly, and Erin, and now their significant others. He wanted to have a little bit more with Jessica, but she wasn’t having it. He is in advertising and hates it. He is also part owner of kink club, called Top Floor. None of his friends know about it, well, except for Kendrick, who runs security for it, but he’s not telling anyone. So, he’s working 2 jobs, and living 2 lives. Then there’s his dad, Paul. He and his dad are really close, and his dad has been sick. But Paul also wants Alex to do a favor for him. He wants Alex to show around Alyssa, who he says is a daughter of a friend, who has always lived in a small town, but is now moving to Chicago.

Then there’s Alyssa. Sure, she’s lived in a relatively small town near St. Louis, but she’s not sheltered. She’s had to take care of herself for a long time, and among other things, she’s found out that she’s a sub. Her first Dom, and current friend, knows this guy named Bradley who owns and manages a kink club called Top Floor, and he arranges an interview with Alyssa to be a waitress. While she’s there interviewing, a guy rushes into the interview, and then ends up leaving.

When it’s time for Alyssa and Alex to meet, it turns out that they met at the interview. Because of course they did.

I like Alex, most of the time. I do think that there are times he’s a little hypocritical, in a do as I say and not as I do kind of way. Alyssa does call him on it, which good for her. But again, he kind of tells her that it’s OK for him but it’s not for her. See, hypocrite. There were reasons why Alyssa made the choices that she did.

Alyssa is seriously independent. She’s had to be over the years. That independence is both good and bad. She’s also stubborn AF, which is also good and bad. When you combine them, you get a woman who has to fight, no matter what. The thing is, she fights even when she knows that she shouldn’t be. Fighting is just her default. When that is your default, it’s really hard to get past it. And it’s been her default for most of her life. Alyssa was doing some hard things, and she felt that she had very good reasons to do what she did. I don’t agree with her reasons, but they were really important to her, and I can understand why she made those choices.

I love Paul, Alex’s dad. He is a good man. He’s a good man who has made mistakes, but who hasn’t? He owned his mistakes and he did what he could to make things better. To me, that is a really good man. A better man than someone who has never made any mistakes or who has never owned up to them. I think that Alex could do a whole lot worse than to grow up like his dad.

I can’t wait to see what happens with Erin. I’m betting her story is next.

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Stephen. Ugh. What a slimy bastard.

The partners in the club are jerkoffs.

OK, that’s all for this one. Go check it out! Happy reading!

Measha Stone-Windy City

Today we’re talking about the first two books in Measha’s Windy City series. They are standalone books, but they are all about a group of friends, so they are also going to be interconnected. The first book, Hidden Heart, is about Royce and Jessica, and the second book, Secured Heart, is about Kelly and Kendrick.

So, HH. Jessica is a paralegal. She has a group of friends that she meets with every Friday, Kelly, Alex, Erin, and Jonathan. Those last two are engaged to be married, one of these days. While she’s happy for them, she’s not planning on following their example any time soon. She’s BTDT with men, and she’s no longer looking for love. Which is, of course, when Royce walks in. Pretty much literally. He’s a friend of Alex’s, who brings him to the group dinner.

Royce is immediately drawn to Jessica, but she is really not interested in finding love, so she’s not into seeing him. But, Royce being the charming person that he is, manages to charm her into seeing him. As they get together, they both realize that a D/s relationship works really well for them, even though it scares Jessica spitless.

SH is Kelly and Kendrick. Kelly is pretty envious of Jessica, mostly because she kinda had her eyes on Royce before all his eyes turned to Jessica. But since they are best friends, it’s hard for her to stay really envious for long. But what she really wants is her own man, a husband and a family. She goes out regularly trying to find him, but so far, she’s just found losers. And tonight, she just found the biggest loser of all, Ted. He invites her to a party, and then ends up drugging her. Luckily, her savior is nigh at hand.

Kendrick runs a security company, and he was being the security at the party that Kelly is at. When he sees what’s happening, he comes to her rescue. Then he tells her about a safe club to go to, and when to go, because he’ll be there being security that day too. He doesn’t think that he’ll ever see her again, and he’ll try to scare her off if he does. She’s just a poor, wee innocent woman. Except, is she?

OK, so, in HH, I really like Jessica and Royce. I think that they work really well together. I think that maybe Royce moves a little fast sometimes and kind of runs over Jessica and her worries. Of course, that may be because I’m not a D-type. I think that Jessica keeps too much inside and jumps to conclusions a little too often. I think that she guards herself really well, and I understand why she does it, but that makes her judge Royce before she should.

In SH, wow, I mean, Kelly and Kendrick are hot from the very first second. I really like them because they really are quite well-matched, kink wise, they both want the same thing, basically. Kelly has some serious impulsivity issues and she thinks that she knows certain things and makes decisions based on those things. I think Kendrick, most of the time at least, keeps in mind that she’s a newbie and handles that situation well, but, of course, there are times when everything goes kerflooey.

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In HH, I kinda guessed what would happen, I just didn’t know how it would play out.

In SH, I really hated all of Kelly’s friends for a couple of minutes. They were kinda rude. And there was a definite twist I didn’t expect.

OK, that’s all I have to say today. Go check them out! Happy reading!