Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Fish and Chips (Cut & Run #3) by Madeleine Urban and Abigail Roux

Special Agents Ty Grady and Zane Garrett are back on the job, settled into a personal and professional relationship built on fierce protectiveness and blistering passion. Now they're assigned to impersonate two members of an international smuggling ring-an out-and-proud married couple-on a Christmas cruise in the Caribbean. As their boss says, surely they'd rather kiss each other than be shot at, and he has no idea how right he is. Portraying the wealthy criminals requires a particular change in attitude from Ty and Zane while dealing with the frustrating waiting game of their assignment. As it begins to affect how they treat each other in private, Ty and Zane realize there's more to being partners than watching each other's backs, and when the case takes an unexpected turn and threatens Ty's life, Ty and Zane will have to navigate seas of white lies and stormy secrets, including some of their own.

Where to begin?  This entry in the ongoing adventures of Ty and Zane is another winner.  F&C gives us a chance to see the partners in their role as undercover agents but not their typical assignment.  We see them impersonating an openly gay married couple on a cruise ship.  A  vacation setting is not exactly what the boys are wanting considering how their last actual vacation turned out. 
Both Ty and Zane are finding themselves fighting their hearts internally on how deep their feelings are and comparing them to what they think the other is feeling.  Ty seems to have come to accept his heart's desire but will he be honest with Zane or continue  to hold it in?
Danger just seems to not only find these two but is literally drawn to them.  They both manage to face each obstacle with their own personal style of flair and intelligence, which sometimes are quite opposite of the other, but they meld it together like partners who have worked together for years instead of months.
What will find them next?  Can't wait to discover what trouble they stumble into on their next assignment.

Rating:  5 Stars

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Desire: The Seductors Series #1 by B.L. Wilde


Mmm…I was having the most wonderful dream—one that seemed so real. I could feel myself squirming in my sleep from the vividness of soft lips making their way down my ribs. It wasn’t until I felt my legs being moved apart that I realized where I was. Oh, my! Oliver was clearly a man of his word.
I opened my eyes the moment I felt his fingers slip into my yearning body.
“Morning, Jade,” he smirked as he hovered over me.
“You weren’t joking last night about picking up where we left off in the morning, were you?” I giggled. He answered me with a soft kiss, which I returned as he set a slow pace with his fingers.
I’d never really been one for morning sex, because well…truthfully, it wasn’t very often that I stayed the entire night. I had to admit, though, that I was looking forward to a few more mornings like this with Oliver.
“I never joke about this.” Oliver’s voice a few moments later was like a trigger that set my orgasm into motion. Before I knew what happening, I was falling hard and fast. “I don’t think I’ll ever get enough of watching you come undone, Jade,” he smiled once I’d regained myself. As my eyes wandered down his exquisite body, I noticed that he’d already put a condom on.
“We’ve only known each other for two days. I can’t believe how well you know my body already.”
“I’ve never felt this connection with anyone before.” Oliver shifted above me and we both groaned as his length pushed against my heated center. “It’s going to be hard for me to leave you today. I’m already used to having you around.”
“I hope we can meet again soon,” I panted, feeling Oliver slowly push deep inside me.
“As soon as I’m free, I’ll fly out to you. It will be easier for me to come to you first, ” he strained. It only took a second to let go, and when I did, I became a slave to his touches.
“You’re eating breakfast?” he questioned over the table a few hours later. I could now happily admit that I loved morning sex! It was clearly the best way to start any day.
“Well, it is the most important meal of the day,” I grinned, taking a bite of my toast. “Not to mention, I think I need the energy after my early morning wake-up call.”
“I’m impressed,” Oliver chuckled, continuing to read his newspaper.
“Are you nervous about your meeting this morning?” I asked, pouring myself some more coffee.
“No. I’m used to these kinds of meetings.” He didn’t even look up from the article in front of him as he spoke.
“Have you met many world leaders in the past?”
“I’ve met most of them, actually.” His tone was a little arrogant as he looked up to smirk at me. Oh, Oliver… You have no idea, but I already know every little detail about you.
“You’ve met most of them?” I gawked with my mouth hanging open. Yeah, I had the act down to a fine art. “Jesus, Oliver, if these are the people you socialize with, what the hell are you doing with me?”
“It’s my job, Jade. I don’t choose to socialize with them. Trust me, I’d much rather spend the rest of the day with you.” He had a gleam in his eyes as he spoke, and I only needed one guess as to what was crossing his mind at that moment. I decided to play with him a bit.
“Is everything about sex with you?” I asked innocently, running my hands through my hair and tilting my head slightly to expose more of my neck to him. I was wearing one of his shirts, and only a few buttons were buttoned.
“What do you mean by that?” By his tone, I thought I might have offended him.
“I was just wondering if that’s what this is.” I started fidgeting with my napkin, intently focused on the task instead of on Oliver. Innocent girls avoided eye contact when it was a conversation that mattered to them, and I needed to know how far I’d gotten with him this weekend. I only had six months to secure the blueprints, and that wasn’t very long if I didn’t get to see him every week.
“Jade, I really have no idea. All I know is that I am deeply attracted to you. Isn’t that enough for now?” I looked up into his burning, dark eyes. Christ, a woman could drown in pure desire from those scorching orbs.
“I’m sorry. I’ll stop with the heavy,” I conceded, looking at my watch. “What time are you leaving?”
“In about ten minutes.” He sighed deeply, raking his eyes over me. “I don’t even have time to take you again.”
I choked a little on my coffee, nearly spitting it across the table. “Wasn’t the five times earlier enough?” Oh, this guy had stamina; I had to give him that. Oliver would be like my dream man if I actually had the option to date. Why did he have to be my target? Why couldn’t I have met him after my contract ended?
“No,” he smoldered, getting up from his chair. He cannot be serious!
“You’re meeting the Prime Minister, remember?” I pointed out as he pulled me out of my chair and to my feet. “I’m pretty sure he’s not the kind of guy who likes tardiness.”
“I’ll be counting each day until I can see you again,” Oliver said with a sigh as he ran his nose down my neck. I couldn’t help but arch up toward him as his hand gripped my ass firmly. “Oh, the things I’m going to do to you when that happens, Jade. Maybe it’s a good thing we’ll be apart for a few weeks.”
“You mean there’s more?”
I groaned as his left hand moved to palm my breasts over his shirt.
“I haven’t even started with you yet, Beautiful,” he murmured huskily before his lips crashed against mine.
I was breathless when we finally broke apart. “You’ll call me as soon as you arrive home, won’t you?” I pleaded, running my hands over the back collar of his shirt.
“Yes,” Oliver smiled, caressing my face softly. “Okay, now I really need to leave.” He seemed honestly troubled by that, as if he didn’t want to go. Wow, I never thought it would be this easy. Then again, I did still have the task of finding out which property stored his secure hard drive. That wasn’t going to be easy.
“Enjoy your meeting,” I grinned, “and tell the Prime Minister I said ‘Hi.’” Oliver chuckled as he kissed me softly, his hands lingering on my face before he pulled away.
“I’m really glad I met you, Jade Gibbs. I will see you very soon.”
“I’m looking forward to it,” I blushed, watching his eyes roam over me one last time before he turned to leave.
“You’re welcome to get ready here. Just let reception know once you’ve checked out,” he called over his shoulder, picking up his briefcase. His luggage had already been taken down earlier when the breakfast cart had been delivered.
“Okay, thank you,” I replied, smiling weakly.
“I’ll call you every day if you want me to.” Oliver appeared to be stalling, and I was pretty sure I knew why. Jade, you have well and truly hooked him.
“Only if you have the time,” I answered, playing with my hands.
“I’ll make the time.” His voice was firm as he took one last look at me and then finally left.
Wow, this mission was going effortlessly so far.


Jade has worked as a Seductor in a secret organization for five years now. Her main job? To earn the trust of her targets and secure the object or information her company was hired to steal—by any means necessary. She’s damn good at it, too.
With five years left on her contract, she is handed an assignment that turns her world upside down.

Oliver Kirkham is the attractive, young CEO of Kirkham Industries, a weapons manufacturing company, and is currently in possession of some very important blueprints—blueprints that could change the way war, as we know it, works. He’s extremely focused and doesn't have time to date, at least until he comes to the rescue of a shy but very alluring Jade Gibbs.

What happens when one night of passion turns into more? Will Jade allow her feelings for Oliver to get in the way of her mission? Or will she do what she was hired to do and secure the steal?

    “Rule #3: Case files are confidential. Anyone found sharing information will be dealt with accordingly.  
Everyone knew the ‘dealt with accordingly’ part couldn’t be good, so no one had
broken the rule while I’d been here to actually find out.”

    This rule on page 12 gives you an idea just how devoted the Seductors are to their craft.  And are they devoted.  It’s pretty obvious to say that sex plays a big part in this story and new series by B.L. Wilde, but it’s more than just sex.  There are amazing characters, both the real character and the Seductor character they create to reach their objectives.  I was intrigued at the idea of a female James Bond-like company and I was not disappointed.
“Rule #1: Seductors must never get attached to their target. If this happens, the mission will be classified as a Code 1 and any further contact between the target and Seductor will be terminated.
I had no conscience when it came to stealing, nor did I care who wanted these
blueprints. Clients had the choice of remaining anonymous to the chosen Seductor—as
was the case with this job—but I never thought about the outcome anyway. This was
business. It was all about the money, and this deal was worth five million dollars. It was
the biggest mission I’d ever been assigned to, and I would succeed. There was no doubt
in my mind.”

   Rule number one and Jade’s own inner monologue explains perfectly how and why she goes into the Seductor character without a second thought to what repercussions her actions or findings may lead to.  It’s a very interesting blend of loving and despising Jade, as if she’s two completely different characters instead of one who simply separates herself from her working persona.  It seems that her heart may have finally met it’s match in her latest target file in Oliver Kirkham, but will she let her heart win out?  You know me, I don’t do spoilers so you have to read Desire if you want to discover the answer to the mystery of Jade’s heart.
    I will say that you will not be disappointed and I for one am longing for the next installment of the Seductors series.  Sexy, adventure, sexy, intrigue, sexy, romance, sexy, humor, sexy, passion, and did I mention sexy?  It’s all here.  Oliver is the kind of man that most of us dream about and Jade is definitely the free spirited, independent, and strong woman most of us want to be.  And because of Miss Wilde’s amazing writing we feel that we are  not only reading Jade and Oliver’s story but actually experiencing it.  Can’t wait to see what this author brings us in the future.

Rating:  5 Stars

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My taste is quite varied, but when it comes to writing, I have happy and sad mood music. Here is a small snippet of songs I listen to.

Scream- Usher
Love in an Elevator - Aerosmith
Poison- Alice Cooper
Crash into me- Dave Matthews Band
Untouched- The Veronicas
Sail- Awolnation
Do what u want - Lady Gaga and R Kelly
Truly Madely Deeply - Savage Garden
Give Me Love- Ed Sheeran
One More Night- Maroon 5
Another Love - Tom Odell
Amazed- Lonestar

Incomplete- BackStreet Boys
Colorblind- Counting Crows
I will wait - Mumford & Sons
What about now - Westlife
Iris- Goo Goo Dolls
The Kill- 30 Seconds to Mars
Rehab- Rihanna
Born to die - Lana Del Ray
Crossfire- Brandon Flowers
Stay- Shakespear's sister
Salvation - Gabrielle Aplin
Run -Snow Patrol


I listen to albums by Mumford & Sons, Ed Sheeran, Adele, Bon Jovi (This Left Feels Right is a great album to write to), One Republic, Katy Perry, 30 Seconds to Mars, Take That, (Lots of boy bands, to be honest) Robbie Williams, Ellie Goulding, Lifehouse, Snow Patrol, Coldplay, Kodaline, Papa Roach, Gotthard, Nickelback, Kings of Leon, Imagine Dragons, Adam Lambert (earlier stuff), and U2 are to name a few.

Yeah, like I said my taste is varied. I have playlists on Spotify which you can find by following this link:

Chapter 1) Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Marilyn Manson
Chapter 2) SEX - Nickelback
Chapter 3) Closer - Nine Inch Nails
Chapter 4) Untouched- The Veronicas
Chapter 5) Closer - Ne-Yo
Chapter 6) I Want You - Savage Garden
Chapter 7) When You Were Young - The Killers
Chapter 8) Sweet Dreams - Beyonce
Chapter 9) Only You - Ellie Goulding
Chapter 10) Love the Way You Lie - Eminem & Rihanna
Chapter 11) Hurricane - 30 Seconds to Mars
Chapter 12) Wicked Game - Stone Sour
Chapter 13) Give into Me - Michael Jackson
Chapter 14) Trouble - Leona Lewis
Chapter 15) Crossfire- Brandon Flowers
Chapter 16) A Love Like This - Kodaline

Spotify link to playlist

Author Bio:
B.L. Wilde is a British author obsessed with many things, including heated love stories. Fully supported by her husband, she can often be found at her desk working on her next project.
Her journey into the world of erotica began when she started writing online stories over three years ago, and she hasn't looked back since.

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