Megan Michaels-Hard Daddy

I’ve never reviewed one of Megan’s Daddy books on here, but her new release, Hard Daddy, gives me the chance to do that.

Some of the other Daddy books I’ve written about are fairly light and sweet. That’s not Megan’s jam. She’s on the darker and not nearly as sweet side. Don’t get me wrong, her Daddies are still loving, and they take care of their little girls very well, but, well, they are also stern disciplinarians, and really serious, and more hardcore. And damn, but it works so fucking well.

Mace is a former SEAL and Mafia hitman. Now he’s just a simple IT guru. OK, maybe not simple, he runs a very successful business and makes a lot of money doing it. And best of all, it’s away from his family and the Mafia, and is a straight job.

Kyleigh has a shitty boyfriend who she just found is in the Mafia. They are on their way out to dinner when she tells him that she wants to break up with him. Instead, he drags her into an alley, and tries to rape and kill her. Luckily for her, she screams loud enough to attract Mace’s attention and he is able to save her from the jackass’s attentions. Mace decides the best way to keep Kyleigh safe is to take her home and hide her at his house for a few weeks.

Of course, nothing is ever that easy. Well, at least it’s not that easy for Kyleigh. She is stubborn, and bound and determined to get home, to her own home. She’s willing to do just about anything, including climbing out a 3rd story bathroom window. Now, since this is a Daddy book, and Mace is a guy, you can probably guess that Kyleigh isn’t the Daddy here and her ass isn’t going to fare so well.

I like Kyleigh, she’s got a lot of sass and is stubborn AF. I have to wonder how bright she is sometimes, because she doesn’t necessarily seem to learn all that quickly, even with object lessons at hand, so to speak. I think that she does well under Mace’s care, even if she says she doesn’t like it. I think that Mace will be good for her. More importantly, I think she will be good for him.

Mace is a little high-handed sometimes, and I would probably try to kick him in the face a time or two. OK, maybe I should wonder about Kyleigh’s brightness at learning lessons, if I’m willing to try to kick him in the face a few times. I think that maybe he jumps into things a little fast where he should have asked a question or two a couple of times, but since it works out well in the story, so I may be wrong. It does happen, on occasion. LOL.

All in all, this is a smoking hot story with a very hot pacifier, and one that is a great addition to my Daddy collection on my Kindle.

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I love the way that Megan handles humiliation in here. It’s almost as good as how Emily Tilton does, and we all know that I think she’s pretty much the queen at that. The small hand towel? Genius.

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

 

Ava Sinclair-Operation Daddy

Ava has a new Daddy for us, and this time we are going to go play cops and robbers. Operation Daddy is Ramsey and Mia’s story. And it made me all verklempt.

Mia is a competent police officer who has worked undercover ops and helped take down pedophiles. She was able to do that because while she may be 30, she looks around 16. And while she may hate being carded when she goes out to buy ciggies, it’s going to help out on the latest case. She’s going to go back to high school. And she’s going to work with Ramsey, who is a total rock star.

Ramsey is part of the state’s police force, which is not the force that Mia works for. He is pretty much the bestest undercover agent ever. So when he gets called in for the job, he looks at the available talent pool, and chooses Mia. She’s pretty excited about it. Then she finds out that he’s going to be her dad. Which wouldn’t be a huge problem, except he wants her to call him Daddy all the time, and Mia isn’t going to be doing that at all, thankyouverymuch.

The whole reason that they are going undercover is that there is a huge drug ring that has infiltrated a local high school, since they don’t have Johnny Depp and the cast of 21 Jump Street right to hand, they need another cop who can pass as a teenager. Thus, Mia. She and Ramsey are going to get into the area and see what they can see.

I like Mia, was annoyed by her at times, felt sad for her, was angry for her, and respected her. I know, that’s an awful lot of feelz to have for one character in a relatively short read, but there you go. I totally understand the whole feeling alone I have to do everything thing and the taking the weight of the world on your shoulders thing. Her history has set her up for that feeling, and as our personality develops as we are young, we learn coping skills, and they might not be the, you know, healthiest of coping skills, which is what Mia has done. Her coping skills include rebelling, resisting authority, shutting down her feelings, and doing everything herself. Like I said, not the healthiest, but you learn what you have to do to survive. So when Ramsey is nice to her and starts taking care of her, it both makes her feel better and disconcerts her.

I think that Ramsey is a good man, most of the time. He makes one huge, colossal mistake that made me really mad at him.

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I got mad that Ramsey appeared to not go after her, especially since he realized that he realized he done fucked up. I mean, he had to know that he really, really hurt Mia, and he should’ve guessed how she would handle it.

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

 

Maddie Taylor-Tough Love 3: Disappointing Her Daddies

Today we have the last of Maddie’s Tough Love series, Disappointing Her Daddies. If, when you are reading this story, you look at it and think, hmmmmm, this seems familiar, you would be right. A shorter version of this appeared in the anthology, Daddy’s Demands. The anthology is no longer available and the rights have reverted back to the authors, so we’re starting to see some of the stories coming out as standalones.

Like with the first book in the series, I don’t necessarily think that Tough Love is quite the right word for this particular book, but I don’t think it’s necessarily wrong either. I’ll leave it up to you for your interpretation of it. I think it’s one of those subjective things.

At nearly 20, Erica is looking for a job. She needs one for the money, and also as part of her internship. Her professor suggested D&G Construction, and called them to smooth her way along. As she’s standing outside psyching herself up to go in and fill in the application and get an interview, two steamy hot guys, one shirtless, walk up. Turns out that they are the D&G of the company, Daniel and Grayson. After they meet her, they both agree with each other that she would be dangerous to hire. So, of course, their office manager hires her.

Fast forward 5 years, and Erica is about to graduate with her MBA. She’s still working as the assistant to the office manager, and crushing desperately on Daniel and Grayson. Then, one night, she discovers that the guys like to play with the same woman at the same time, and they like to be called Daddy. How does she find this out? Well, she’s sitting under the desk trying to plug in a cord that she fell over, when the guys walk out the woman. After an epic meltdown, there’s some discussion about what’s going on, but first, Erica’s bitchy mom has to show up.

This is really a pretty mellow story. There is a little drama, especially when it comes to Erica’s mom. I’m not kidding about her being bitchy. There are a couple of other bits of drama that show up in the story, but really, overall, it’s a sweet read, filled with love, friendship, family, and fucking. I almost changed love for fondness, just for the pattern of it, but fondness isn’t a big enough word for the emotion shared between Erica, Daniel, and Grayson.

I like the guys. I think that they are very dedicated to their job and building their company. I also think that they are very dedicated to Erica and taking care of her. We don’t really learn much about them, since it’s all Erica’s POV, but that works for the story.

Erica is definitely a little girl inside of a competent woman. She is definitely both people, not necessarily at the same time, and D&G are really good at nurturing both sides of her. There are a couple of times where I think that she is both at the same time, but she might actually switch back and forth really quickly. Again, this is a point I’m going to let you figure out on your own. Anyway, her Daddy and her Papa are definitely good for her, in all the ways.

I will say that this one felt kind of like home to me. I grew up in Indianapolis, and my family went up to Chicago a couple of times a year for the museums and the aquarium. We would also go wading the lake, when we had a chance. I’d also like to think that everyone stopped at the great pizza place in Merrillville on their way. Of course, it may only be great in my memory, and since it’s been around 30 years since I’ve been there, it probably isn’t there anymore. But I felt like I really knew Erica, Daniel, and Grayson, since they were from my old stomping grounds.

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Oh, Mona, no Mona. I was so upset about what happened with Mona.

And the dragon lady definitely got what she deserved!

That’s all for this one. Go check out all the Tough Love books! Happy reading!

 

The Dynamic Duo-Fool Me, Daddy

The Dynamic Duo are back. And if Ally and Ray are the Dynamic Duo, do I want to know which one is Batman and which one is Robin? And speaking of things to know, did you know that chalupas are real Mexican food and not just Taco Bell Mexican? The things you learn when you are writing a blog. Also, dorks are not whale penises. Now, some of them might act like whale dicks, but that’s all personality. Speaking of whale dicks, there’s an Isabella Rossellini animal sex video where she dresses up as a blue whale’s dick.  Hang on, let me reset the ramble switch, I’ve obviously overloaded it today.

Fool Me, Daddy is the second book in Ray and Ally’s romcom Daddy of the Month series. We’re back with the Dirty Dozen and their wild book club. There is a little overlap in time between this one and the first one, but you don’t have to have read that one to understand what’s going on in this one, and the only reason that you know that there’s any overlap is because Laura mentions something about getting an update on Keely.

Laura has a best friend named Eli. He’s an up and coming rock star, he knows more about her than anyone else, and they are so close that he can predict what she will do. In short, he’s the perfect man. Except for one.tiny.thing. He’s gay. Or at least she’s 1000000% sure he is. He hasn’t come out to her yet, but she’s sure that he will any second now. He will be in town for a weekend for a family thing, and he’ll be staying with her. When she tells the Dirty Dozen, they tell her that she’s probably wrong about him being gay, and she should totally bring him to the next meeting.

Eli has been in love with Laura pretty much since he understood what being in love meant. But he’s been stuck in the friendzone for years, no matter how many hints he’s dropped or how much he’s flirted with her. Of course, what he doesn’t know is that she thinks he’s gay. It makes it hard for her to get with him if she thinks that he likes sausage more than he likes tacos.

OK, I have to say that there were times that I was embarrassed on Laura’s behalf, especially since I knew that he wasn’t gay. I wanted to just grab her by the hand and say oh, sweetie, chill out a second and maybe listen to your friends. OTOH, I also feel really sorry for her because she’s so in love with him and it makes her sad. Generally, I like her. I think that she has a good heart and is loyal to her friends, and is endlessly funny.

Eli is a good guy too. He’s done everything he can to make Laura realize that he likes her, except, for you know, tell her about it. They definitely have a communication problem. If only they would’ve talked to each other about their feelings long before they did, it would have been a short book.

I love Eli going to book club and talking to the ladies about what they like about the books.

I can’t wait for the next installment!

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I loved the big spanking scene! That was hilarious!

And speed dating? Yeah, that was a clusterfuck of epic proportions.

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

 

Maddie Taylor-Tough Love 2: Daddy’s Golden Rules

OK, remember how I said that in the last Tough Love book I didn’t think that it was all that tough on the love part? Well, Maddie hauled out the tough in Daddy’s Golden Rules. There’s a lot of tough love going on here, as well as some not so tough love, because, well he is a Daddy.

So, Krista is a waitress. She’s also going to school to be a nurse. On top of that, she has a junkie mother who stole her tuition money from her, and now she’s not sure how she’s going to pay for anything. Luckily, a friend of hers from school gives her a card of a place to go waitress on the weekends. The one thing she has to know about it is that it is a kinky place, and she has to keep everything secret. Turns out that she’s going to a very exclusive island that is basically a BDSM/Kink community. The night that she is there, she’s serving drinks and hauling coats up to a bedroom to place them there. It’s on one of those trips that something life-changing happens. A money clip filled with loads of money falls on the floor out of a pocket of a coat. She sees that money clip filled with money and thinks that no one would miss just a little bit. Then she gets caught.

The man who caught her is none other than the sheriff on the island. Of course, she doesn’t know that, yet. Then there’s the judge and the lawyer who follow her in, and she’s utterly fucked. Sam, Sam, the Sheriffman tells her she’s seriously busted and that she can either go to jail or… da da duuuuuummm spend 30 days under the island’s rules. The judge agrees that it’s a good consequence, and that she’s going to need a Dom to take care of her, because her sentence is that she will be serving 30 days under a Dom who will have total control over her, and punish her as necessary. But first, a public spanking and apology.

I liked Sam, but I also didn’t like him at the same time. I mean, I totally get why he didn’t want to have a permanent sub anymore, or a babygirl, anymore. I totally understand that. And he made that pretty obvious to her right upfront, and this was nothing more than a 30 day sentence so that she won’t steal anymore, and so that she can pay her debt to society. But, for all that he told her that this wasn’t permanent, I think he forgot to tell himself. I like how he takes care of Krista and helps her out and teaches her how to work on his ranch, but I think that he doesn’t always care for her emotional state as well as he should, because he’s lying to himself.

I like Krista a lot. I also feel really sorry for her, because I’ve been in a similar situation and trying to figure out how to pay for your bills after someone has gone through and stolen all your money from you can be so overwhelming. I also totally get the temptation to do the easy thing and steal the money. It’s right there, it would be so easy to take. Krista has had a rough life, and she’s done everything she can to make it better, and I really respect her for that. She really turned herself around, right up until this point, but this is more of a blip than anything else.

And the judge? He’s sneaky and funny and did I say sneaky? I laughed my ass off at him.

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I didn’t trust that damn lawyer from the very second we met him. He was slimy and skeevy.

OK, that’s all I have to say about this one! Happy reading!

 

The Dynamic Duo-Good Luck Daddy

Forget Batman and Robin. The real Dynamic Duo are Rayanna Jamison and Allysa Hart. How do I know this? Well because Batman and Robin never gave me anything like Good Luck Daddy to read. If they want to rectify their error, they can get right on it. As long as it isn’t the Ben Affleck, Val Kilmer, or George Clooney Batman, and definitely not the Chris O’Donnell Robin. Protip: Nipples on body armor are just wrong. I hope Jasper’s body armor didn’t have nipples.

This is the first book of Ray and Ally’s Daddy of the Month books. They are romcoms. Yeah, I know, you probably never expected me to read some romcom, but if Ray and/or Ally write it, I will read it. And I really enjoyed it too. I love me some humor. I also liked that it didn’t lose its kinky edge. Kink and humor aren’t mutually exclusive.

The books focus on a bunch of girlfriends who have a book club where they tend to read a lot of romance books. Sexy romances. Daddy romances. Sexy, Daddy romances. Do you get the idea? LOL. Each book is going to focus on a different woman from the book club and her journey to her HEA and her perfect Daddy. Today’s book is Keely and Jasper.

Keely is currently alone in the world and suffering some serious bad luck. Six months ago, her brother was KIA. His best friend, Jasper, who was also in his unit, didn’t come home for the funeral. So, she hates him. Even though she also loves him. On the morning her car is getting repoed, Keely has finally just about hit bottom. She goes into her brother’s room, lays on his bed and then cries her eyes out. That’s when Jasper shows back up in her life, and she promptly spits in his face.

Jasper has just left the military. He’s spent his time there, and he’s just done with it now. He doesn’t have any family left. He just had his best friend and his little sister, Keely. He’s been watching Keely for years, because yeah, she’s hot and he cares for her and wants her. But, she’s off limits, no matter what. Even dead, the bro code stands. So, when he gets out, he goes to the only home he has, Keely’s house. When he finds out how bad her luck has been, he says maybe he will bring her good luck because he is a walking good luck charm.

I felt so sad for Keely. I’ve lost family members too. That grief can just make it hard to do anything and to get anything going. Then things start to just snowball. Something small will happen, but it’s more than you can deal with, and then it just gets bigger, and bigger, and bigger. That’s where Keely is, and it’s a hard place. I also like her. When we see her and not her grief, she’s sassy and snarky. She’s kind and loving, and she’s deeply loved by her friends.

Jasper is kind of a jerk sometimes and kind of not. I mean, I get his POV, bro code and everything, but there’s also the fact that Keely is an adult and even if her brother were there, she’d be the one to make the decision as to who she wants to be with, not her brother. So, he’s not trusting her to make her own decisions, see, jerky. OTOH, he’s there to help her out when she needs the help and it’s obvious that he cares about her, even outside of wanting to spank her ass and then fuck it, so not jerky. He’s a conundrum, but, seriously men, right?

I love the chapter titles and I love the easter egg that I found. I can’t wait for April’s book!

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OMG, the way that Jasper walked away after they had sex the first time? Super jerk, right into megaprick range.

And the pants off-off? I was laughing my ass off.

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

Maddie Taylor-Tough Love: Mandy’s Take Charge Daddy

Maddie Taylor writes some great stories. I have read and reread her Primaran Mates series, several times, and I think I like it more every time I read it. Today though, we aren’t out in space, we are right here on Earth with Mandy’s Take Charge Daddy. I didn’t forget the Tough Love part, because that’s really the series name. There are a couple of other books in this set too. And while I can’t speak for the other books, I can say, for this one at least, I don’t necessarily think that the love in this one is all that tough. But, I’m not going contradict Maddie. 🙂

Amanda and her husband Aiden are still newlyweds. They’ve been married for just about a year. He’s her Dom, and she’s his sub. They are not quite weekend players, but not quite lifestylers either. But, Amanda thought that it was working well for them. Right up until Aiden set up a special night in a theme room at their club, and all she could say about the sex and the scene was that it was nice. Whoops. No man wants to hear that his woman thinks that their sex was nice. No Dom wants to hear that their sub thought a great scene was just nice.

Aiden loves his wife so much, and he thought that maybe there was something wrong, but when Amanda says that their scene was nice, it’s confirmed. He knows that there is something wrong, and he tells Amanda that they need to talk, which of course, freaks her out. But, what he wants to tell her is that he thinks that they should try something new. It’s something that he thinks she needs and something that he thinks will help their relationship and help her find a submission that’s right for her. So, he’s going to be her Daddy.

I love how Amanda and Aiden interact and how Daddy and Mandy interact. There really is a whole different vibe in between the two of them, but not in a bad way or anything. It’s not that they are two different couples, it’s more that they are different sides of a coin, maybe. You need to have both faces to make up the coin, and it’s one whole thing. I dunno, maybe I’m stretching and trying to make some kind of metaphor where there isn’t one, but that’s how I saw it.

And here’s the reason that I don’t think tough love fits this one. I tend to think of tough love as a, well, tougher thing. Like tough love being when you take away all your child’s privileges when they are messing up and need to get their heads right.  Aiden didn’t give Mandy any ultimatums, didn’t force her to do anything, and went out of his way to make sure that she understood his thinking and why he thought this would work for them. He also made sure that he had her consent for their trial period and reminded her that she could end things if she needed to. See, for me, that’s not tough love, but like I said, I’m not going to contradict Maddie. At least, I’m not trying to or anything. It’s my perception of everything, I guess. Does that make sense?

Either way, I think that this a beautiful story about vulnerability, love, trust, and finding the person who understands you and your needs most in the world. And about finding the person who gives you want you need, which isn’t always what you want, and may not even be something that you consciously know or understand.

On a side note, Mandy gave me that fuck I’m old feeling. I grew up listening to heavy metal. Motley Crue, Kiss, Metallica, Poison, you know, heavy metal. So, when Amanda says that she listened to heavy metal as a teenager, and she mentions Disturbed and Avenged Sevenfold, I was just like fuuuuuuuck my life. That’s the music that my 23 year old son listens to. Of course, Mandy is 29, so she’s not that much older than my son.

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I love that no matter what age Mandy is when they are doing their weekend, when she pushes Aiden, he doesn’t push back. He just enforces her boundaries. He’s patient with her, even when he knows that she’s pushing on purpose. She’s being vulnerable, and that’s hard, and she doesn’t even realize she’s testing him. Finding out that he’s not going to leave her or get angry with her helped her settle into her self.

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