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A Guppy swimming through an ocean of yarn and books.

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Ceremony in Death
J.D. Robb
Whispers in the Dark (KGI, #4)
Maya Banks
Embers: Author's Cut - Mary Kirk I have loved this book since it was first released. I'm not usually a fan when authors update their stories, but Ms. Kirk did it beautifully and actually improved the story a bit.
Girls' Night Out (Visits to Petal, #2) - Lauren Dane I love these little vignettes Ms. Dane gives us. Just a happy, satisfying taste of what's going on in Petal.

Girls' Night Out (Visits to Petal, #2)

Girls' Night Out (Visits to Petal, #2) - Lauren Dane I love these little vignettes Ms. Dane gives us. Just a happy, satisfying taste of what's going on in Petal.

Trust in Me (Rancho Del Cielo #5)

Trust in Me (Rancho Del Cielo #5) - Dee Tenorio LOVED this hero.

Trust in Me (Rancho Del Cielo #5)

Trust in Me (Rancho Del Cielo #5) - Dee Tenorio LOVED this hero.
Colters' Lady (Colters' Legacy, #2) - Maya Banks I see nothing sexy about being homeless, so I had a difficult time with this premise.

Colters' Lady (Colters' Legacy, #2)

Colters' Lady (Colters' Legacy, #2) - Maya Banks I see nothing sexy about being homeless, so I had a difficult time with this premise.
Diamond Dust - Vivian Arend To see my review, go to http://wickedlilpixie.com/2013/08/22/guppy-review-diamond-dust-vivian-arend/
Hotter Than Ever - Elle Kennedy Loved this book, but I wish the guys had been able to have a story of their own without needing a woman, too.
Willing Sacrifice - Joey W. Hill This review originally posted at http://wickedlilpixie.com/2013/08/05/guppy-review-willing-sacrifice-joey-w-hill

This was an interesting book. When I first heard Ms. Hill wrote another Knights of the Boardroom book, I was confused. Who was left? She had already written about all five Knights of the Boardroom, and I was unsure where she was going. I found out this book featured Janet, the Admin for Matt Kensington, and Max, driver for Matt’s company and Dana Winston’s regular driver. Now I was REALLY confused. I had always had the impression that Janet was much older than Matt and the Knights. I always thought she was in her sixties at least. Obviously I was wrong. This isn’t the first time, either. Some day ask me how long it was before I realized Draco Malfoy was a blonde. (Spoiler: The first movie. I was pretty stunned.)

Once I readjusted my image of Janet, I got sucked into the book, just as I have all the Knights books. In this one, Janet is the Domme and Max is the sub…kind of. LOL He’s a little too alpha to truly sub for Janet, but she pretty much tops him all the time. Even when she lets him be in charge, it is clear that it is at HER discretion and HER wish. It’s nice to see that role reversal once in a while, and it was a bonus that it was done well. Max was allowed to be the strong and tough former Navy SEAL and Janet could be the damaged domme and neither of them really played head games. They allowed the other the time and space and support needed for each to work through their individual issues.

I’ve been reading this series since the first book came out, and I’ve enjoyed every book. Because these stories are often so intense, they tend to focus mostly on the couple, and the other Knights and their women show up only sporadically. This book had all the couples from the previous books throughout the entire book. It was great to see how the couples have evolved and what emotional strides they’ve made since each of their stories. It was especially great to see Ben and what he’s putting himself through to be the best man he can be for Marcie.

All in all, I enjoyed it. It was a sexy read, but it has an emotional depth which can be missing in books of this genre. While the sex scenes were plentiful, you never felt like the scenes in between were stuck there simply as filler until the characters could get back into bed (or a tent, a truck, a hot tub…). I was very pleased with this book and feel its a wonderful addition to the Knights of the Boardroom series.

Although I wouldn’t complain if Ms. Hill took us back to the infamous boardroom for some fun. *eyebrow waggle*

Lynda the Guppy
aka Fish with Sticks

RATING: 3.5 Stars
Willing Sacrifice - Joey W. Hill This review originally posted at http://wickedlilpixie.com/2013/08/05/guppy-review-willing-sacrifice-joey-w-hill

This was an interesting book. When I first heard Ms. Hill wrote another Knights of the Boardroom book, I was confused. Who was left? She had already written about all five Knights of the Boardroom, and I was unsure where she was going. I found out this book featured Janet, the Admin for Matt Kensington, and Max, driver for Matt’s company and Dana Winston’s regular driver. Now I was REALLY confused. I had always had the impression that Janet was much older than Matt and the Knights. I always thought she was in her sixties at least. Obviously I was wrong. This isn’t the first time, either. Some day ask me how long it was before I realized Draco Malfoy was a blonde. (Spoiler: The first movie. I was pretty stunned.)

Once I readjusted my image of Janet, I got sucked into the book, just as I have all the Knights books. In this one, Janet is the Domme and Max is the sub…kind of. LOL He’s a little too alpha to truly sub for Janet, but she pretty much tops him all the time. Even when she lets him be in charge, it is clear that it is at HER discretion and HER wish. It’s nice to see that role reversal once in a while, and it was a bonus that it was done well. Max was allowed to be the strong and tough former Navy SEAL and Janet could be the damaged domme and neither of them really played head games. They allowed the other the time and space and support needed for each to work through their individual issues.

I’ve been reading this series since the first book came out, and I’ve enjoyed every book. Because these stories are often so intense, they tend to focus mostly on the couple, and the other Knights and their women show up only sporadically. This book had all the couples from the previous books throughout the entire book. It was great to see how the couples have evolved and what emotional strides they’ve made since each of their stories. It was especially great to see Ben and what he’s putting himself through to be the best man he can be for Marcie.

All in all, I enjoyed it. It was a sexy read, but it has an emotional depth which can be missing in books of this genre. While the sex scenes were plentiful, you never felt like the scenes in between were stuck there simply as filler until the characters could get back into bed (or a tent, a truck, a hot tub…). I was very pleased with this book and feel its a wonderful addition to the Knights of the Boardroom series.

Although I wouldn’t complain if Ms. Hill took us back to the infamous boardroom for some fun. *eyebrow waggle*

Lynda the Guppy
aka Fish with Sticks

RATING: 3.5 Stars
Storm Prey (Lucas Davenport, #20) - Richard Ferrone, John Sandford I liked this one a lot. Thought the ending was a bit anticlimactic, but I enjoyed seeing more of Lucas' relationship with Weather. Wish we had seen more of the kids, though. And Virgil is always a good addition. LOL.

Storm Prey (Lucas Davenport Series #20)

Storm Prey (Lucas Davenport, #20) - Richard Ferrone, John Sandford I liked this one a lot. Thought the ending was a bit anticlimactic, but I enjoyed seeing more of Lucas' relationship with Weather. Wish we had seen more of the kids, though. And Virgil is always a good addition. LOL.

Bound by Him - Red Garnier My favorite of this series.
Black Gold (Takhini Wolves, #1) - Vivian Arend Vivian Arend is the only one who can get me to read shifters. She does them so well. LOL.
Black Gold (Takhini Wolves, #1) - Vivian Arend Vivian Arend is the only one who can get me to read shifters. She does them so well. LOL.