Saturday, June 29, 2013


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BB&B (Bought, Borrowed and Bagged) is a weekly meme, inspired my The Story Siren and Pop Culture Junkie, where we share with you the books that we have bought, borrowed or bagged (won or gifted) plus a recap of the previous week's reviews, upcoming reviews, on going events and book movie or television news. 

This has been a s-l-o-w week for me: too many things going on and not enough hours in the day. I'm heading north for family time during the Fourth of July, so I hope you all have a blast this holiday. 


Forged In Steele
Maya Banks

The Kelly Group International (KGI): A super-elite, top secret, family-run business.
Qualifications: High intelligence, rock-hard body, military background.
Mission: Hostage/kidnap victim recovery. Intelligence gathering. Handling jobs the U.S. government can’t…

Steele, a KGI team leader, is an enigma not even his team mates understand. His emotions are tightly locked down and nothing can break that icy exterior. Nothing except Maren Scofield, a doctor on a mission, a woman who has gotten under Steele’s skin and threatens to crack that unflappable cool he’s legendary for.

Steele is determined not to allow Maren past his carefully guarded defenses, but when she’s in danger, there’s no way he’ll allow anyone else to protect her. She’s hiding something. He’s sure of it. But he isn’t prepared for the shocking discovery her secrets reveal. Or how they will forever alter the course of his destiny. He has a decision to make. Hold tight and shut her out. Or take a chance on something more powerful than he’s ever faced. Love.

Here Comes The Bride
Theresa Ragan
(free on Amazon at time of purchase)

Samantha Johnston, a reporter for the LA Beat, is determined to attend the wedding of one of America’s hottest actors in hopes of learning the identity of his mystery bride. Not only does Samantha sneak into the church, she ends up saying, “I do.”


Against The Ropes
Sarah Castille
Expected Release Date: September 3, 2013

He scared me. He thrilled me. And after one touch, all I could think about was getting more…

Makayla never thought she’d set foot in an underground mixed-martial arts club. But if anyone needs a medic on hand, it’s these guys. Trouble is, at her first sight of the club’s owner she’s the one feeling breathless.

All sleek muscle and restrained power, the man they call Torment plays to win at any cost. Whether it’s in the ring or in the bedroom, he knows exactly when to use a soft touch and when to launch a full-on assault. He always knows just how far he can push. And he’s about to tempt Makayla in ways she never imagined…

Beneath The Surface
M.A. Stacie
Expected Release Date: August 29, 2013

Kyran Reese is a man in control. Driven when it comes to work, focused when it comes to play. From his office to the chalk circle of the bare-knuckle boxing ring, his only thought is to win. That thirst heightens when Dale Porter enters his life. His brother’s assistant should be off limits, but her witty comments and sarcastic comebacks have him desperate to get her between the sheets.

When Dale agrees to Kyran’s relationship stipulation of no labels she’s sucked into a whirlwind of lust, money, and underground boxing. Dale fights her growing affection, trying to hide it when the world around them spirals out of control. All too soon she realizes she can’t hide her true feelings any longer.

Has Kyran finally met his match? Could playing to win mean playing for keeps?

Stacey Kennedy
Expected Release Date: August 5, 2013

Presley Flynn is ripe to experience her secret fantasies . . . and Dmitri Pratt wants nothing more than to fulfill them. Once inside the elite Club Sin in Las Vegas, Presley is nervous but excited—and determined to surrender to her every desire. Dmitri is her Master, and his touch is like fire. With each careful, calculated caress, he unleashes her wildest inhibitions, giving her unimagined pleasure.

Presley is different than the other submissives Dimitri has mastered. The BDSM lifestyle is new to her, and so are the games they play at Club Sin. From the start, Presley stirs emotions in him far beyond the raw purity between a dom and the perfect sub. For the ecstasy they share goes beyond the dungeon igniting a passion that claims the very depths of the heart.

Upcoming Reviews and Events

Fifth Grave Past The Light ~ Darynda Jones
This Man ~ Jodi Ellen Malpas
Beneath This Man ~ Jodi Ellen Malpas
Reburn ~ Ann Marsh

Lovestruck Giveaway Hop
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August 14-20th

*NOTE~ Due to traveling during the holidays, there will be no updates on my reading challenges...until then, have a great Fourth of July and save travels! 

                                                                        ~ CS Maxwell 


  1. I want Forged In Steele. Still have to read the one before. Urgh still so behind in my author series. Have not had the chance to read Against The Ropes, Beneath The Surface and Claimed. Great haul.

    My Book Haul

    1. WD~ Forged In Steele ROCKED! I haven't had a chance to read those yet, either, lol. Dammit!

      Just finished Lost and Found by Nicole Willams--it's a New Adult and it was really good--Not very smexy, but still a great read.

  2. Got BtS & Claimed too! Hi-5!

    I'm interested in reading some Maya Banks and I was advised to start with her "action" series than her erotica ones.

    Happy week ahead of you!

    1. Braine **returns hive five with a smexy ass wiggle thrown in**

      As far as Maya Banks goes--if you really enjoy erotic romance, there are a few of hers that I enjoyed. But yeah--her KGI series is great! You get to revisit those Kelly brothers with each book, and who doesn't mind that, lol :)
      Thanks for stopping by!


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