The Dynamic Duo-Daring Little Daisy

Daring Little Daisy is the latest Daddy book from the Dynamic Duo. It’s also the first one from Allysa Hart’s newest pen name, Allie Belle. Same fantastic author, new name. This was going to be in the latest Masters of the Castle book, but for reasons, it wasn’t. But that’s OK, Ray and Allie gave it to us. Of course, it’s a Christmas book that came out after the New Year because Amazon is a stupid fuckhole and held it hostage.

Anyway, here’s our story. Daisy and Everett, Rett, have been talking to each other online for more a year. He’s a Daddy, she’s a Little. She had been going to play parties, but didn’t have her own Top, and she hasn’t played in a long while. She turned to a kinky website, and found Rett, and they have gotten this whole wonderful relationship going, even though they have never met. Rett has been trying to get Daisy to come to the Rawhide Ranch, which is a kinky ranch for Littles and Daddies. Finally, he gets her to come to the Ranch for Christmas. The way he did it? He dared her. Daisy can’t turn down a dare, so daring her is the best way to get her there.

So, Daisy gets down to TX and the ranch and immediately starts to melt down because the person who was at the reception desk wasn’t the person she expected, and Daisy wanted so much to be perfect, and when she couldn’t, she melted. Then, Rett comes, and things are so much better.

So, I totally get Daisy’s insecurities, because I have my own, you have your own, everyone has their own, and we all want to melt down when we are trying to be perfect and impress someone, so that is totally relatable whether you are a Little or not. I do really like Daisy because she is just so human. Just so very relatable and human, again whether or not you are Little. She’s just you and me and our best friend, you get the idea.

Rett is a really nice guy. He is totally all about Daisy, all about her. He wants to make sure she’s happy and healthy. He is just so totally a Daddy, in a good way. I think that he is perfect for Daisy and for what she needs.

OK, that’s all for today. I’m not putting spoilers today because this is pretty short, so I don’t really have something to put. Go check this out! You’ll love it. Happy reading!

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2019 Round Up-Top 10 Darkest Reads, Pt. 2

Hopefully, you’ve read the first part of this particular list, if not, go check it out here. Like any of my Top 10 lists, the books are in no particular order, because I find it really hard to put things in order like that.

Kay Elle Parker-Monsters and Guardians

Monsters and Guardians actually got banned from Amazon because of how dark and noncon-y it is. This is probably one of the most noncon-y books I’ve ever read, and considering how much I enjoy reading noncon, dark, and disturbing, that’s saying something. M&G covers a whole lot of tropes/genres. It’s RH, shifter, and omegaverse-light. And Raine, the heroine, for all the fucking hell she goes through in this one, is pretty damn kickass. One of my favorite moments is when she hits one of the guys, then apologizes to him. And as a result of talking about it here, I’m currently rereading it. The next book is what I will be rereading when I’m done with M&G.

Scarlett Snow & Loxley Savage-Saphyre

Saphyre is literally the only book I’m aware of that was banned by Amazon under 2, count them 2, different names. When it got banned under Saphyre, Scarlett and Loxley put it out under Ember, with a little editing, which then got banned too. So the ladies went out and found a new place to sell it, and that’s when I was able to get a hold of it. This is dark, post-apocalyptic, disturbing, absolutely brutal in places, and dystopian. It was also fantastic. Saphyre, our heroine, is rather tricksy, and I lived for it.

Felicity Brandon-Daddy’s Little Captive

Daddy’s little Captive is the first book in Felicity’s newest trilogy. It involves Sophie, who has had a hard time with her husband, because he’s vanilla and she’s rocky road. So, she went online and was talking to people in a kink forum, which led her to meeting Jared. I had a hard time with this one, mostly because I hated Jared, a lot. It is dark and a lot of terrible things happen in the book. The second book came out a couple of weeks ago, and now I’m waiting for book 3, because Felicity is mean and left us hanging.

Brittany Cournoyer-Sinister Shadows

Sinister Shadows is the only MM book on this list. I think that I’m going to have a Top 10 MM books coming up. This one is dark, mostly because it’s a mindfuck. Duncan wakes him, doesn’t remember what’s going on, nor does he remember the man who says that he’s Duncan history. We spend the whole book trying to figure out what’s going on and who everyone actually is. I wouldn’t call it a romance so much as I would call it suspense or a mystery.

Ivy Chapman-Torn Apart

Torn Apart is a very, very dark Omegaverse story. It is seriously dystopian. It is one of those dystopian stories that make you worry about reading dystopian stories ever again. This story is about twins Seraphine (F) and Arden (M), who are both omegas in a time when there aren’t a whole lot of free omegas floating around. We get the stories of both twins, and they aren’t pretty, not at all. This one left me breathless.

OK, that’s my Top 10 darkest reads of 2019. Most of them appeared on my blog during the year, so if you want more of what I thought of them, you should be able to find the posts pretty easily.

I hope everyone had a good holiday!

 

Felicity Brandon-Mastered by Daddy

Felicity is back with the 2nd book in her dark Daddy trilogy, Mastered by Daddy. This one picks up right where the first one left off, so there will probably be spoilers. You have been warned.

So, Jared has taken Sophie away from her home and family, and now he has his little girl tied up in her little pink bedroom. He has plans for all kinds of depraved things that he’s going to do to her. He ties her up, fucks her, shaves her, punishes her, and puts a bib on her. He forces her to eat breakfast even though she doesn’t want it.

Then there is Sophie. She both hates and loves what he’s doing to her. I mean, it hits all her happy buttons, even though she really doesn’t want it to, but she’s still trapped by a terrible man, who took her without her permission, keeps her tied up, is forcing her to call him Daddy, and won’t let her go to her kids.

Yeah, that’s kind of a quick synopsis of the story, but I don’t want to get too much into it, really. There are several reasons for that, but one of them is the fact that there is a lot of sex in this, and I can’t synopsize the sex scenes and do any justice to what Felicity wrote. That’s why she’s the author and I’m the blogger.

Like the first book, I had a hard time with this one. I think that part of the reason that I had problems with it is carried over from the first book, which totally makes sense because they are the same characters, so my feelings are going to carry over. The book should hit a lot of my happy buttons, because it’s dark, it’s a capture story, and it’s a strong bad guy, but I’m still having some problems with it. I like a good bad guy, but I really hate Jared, and not in a love to hate, hate to love kinda way, I really just don’t like him. I haven’t been able to find anything that I can latch on to, and the fact that he has taken Sophie away from her children and doesn’t give a flying fuck, as long as he gets his dick wet, is probably the biggest reason that I don’t like him. But even with me hating Jared, Felicity has still written a book that I felt was really intense. In fact, I had to put it down a couple of times and take a break because of that intensity.

I am still wavering back and forth on Sophie. I like her, and I think that she’s fighting against Jared as hard as she can, and fighting to get back to her kids, but she also finds herself in a place where she almost accepts what’s happening. Which is totally a sensical thing, considering, and that doesn’t make me waver on her. I honestly am not sure why I waver on her. Here’s the thing though, me wavering on her is a compliment to Felicity, I think. That’s because I’m thinking about the characters even after I’m done reading the book.

So, you might be asking yourself if I will read the 3rd one even though I’ve had issues with the first two. My answer is yes, and I’ll tell you why. Because I am invested in what happens to Sophie and if Jared can be redeemed.

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I found Daniel’s comments on consent to be really interesting. I’m wondering if they are foreshadowing anything.

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

Jane Henry-King’s Ransom

Jane’s newest release combines two things that she’s very good at writing. King’s Ransom is a Daddy story and it’s also the newest book in her Ruthless Doms books involving the Russian & American Bratva.

This book is Stefan’s story. He’s the pakhan in Atlanta, Nicolai’s father. He also officiated at Caroline and Tomas’ wedding. He’s the elder generation, and we’ve seen him in just about everyone’s book. So, it’s about time that we get to focus on him.

So, we have Stefan, who is getting ready to have his second grandchild from Nicolai and Marissa. One day, while Marissa and another Bratva woman were out shopping, some traitors tried to hurt them. What the traitors weren’t expecting is that Nicolai was acting as security for his beloved wife, because he was training in new security. So, he grabbed the guy, called his dad, and brought him home to take care of him. Which, of course, means that he got hauled into a shed and bad things happened to him.

Then, we have Taara. She works as Stefan’s housekeeper. Her mother did the job before her, but now her mom’s hospitalized because of dementia. Taara is happy with her job, because she’s madly in love with Stefan, and she wants to make him happy and comfortable and taking care of him does that, and makes her happy. She sits on the stairs and watches him, and then goes into his bedroom to make sure that his bed is nice and ready for him. I mean, girl has it bad for him. One day, she gets up early to go into the garden to take pictures of the flowers, like she always does, when she hears someone coming. She hides so no one sees her, but then she follows the guys and peeks into the window. That means that she ends up seeing something she shouldna oughta seen.

She gets caught by one of the Bratva guys, who hauls her in front of Stefan and Nicolai and gets accused of being a spy. All her pictures are destroyed and her phone, because she had some accidental pix of Stefan and Nicolai as they were taking the traitor to the shed to be dealt with. So, instead of killing her as some suggested, Stefan ends up caning her, in front of lots of people. Then he decides that he has to test her.

You see, Taara has one huge advantage here. She’s an Afghani refugee. Her mother fled to Russia, and from Russia to the US. And the Bratva’s enemies, the Thieves, have a thriving human trafficking trade. Currently, they are selling Afghani women, and are using that to try to take down the Bratva in the US. Stefan is going to go in and shut it down, and Taara is going to be perfect to use as his slave. It will prove her loyalty.

So, I have to admit that I really kind of hated Stefan at times, which saddened me, because I’ve always kinda liked Stefan. OK, maybe hate isn’t the right word for it. I was definitely grumpy with him though. Mostly because he had his head up his ass. When his head popped out of his ass, every time his head popped out of his ass, he was much better.

Taara is a sweet woman. She’s also got some real strength to her. I thought that she was a little naive though, at times. I think that some of the things that happened would’ve been different if she was a little more practical, but then again, we wouldn’t have had such a good book.

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I think that Stefan should’ve told Taara about her mom earlier than he did. It was kinda shitty on his part to wait, I think. I mean, I understand his thinking, but…

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

Raisa Greywood-Jennifer’s Christmas Daddy

Raisa has taken a break from writing her more intense and darker books to give us a sweet little story for Christmas, Jennifer’s Christmas Daddy. We have a vet, a three legged cat, a buttload of snow, another vet, and a silly golden retriever.

So, here’s our story. Jennifer is a veterinarian in a tiny town in Vermont. It’s Christmas Eve, there is a huge snowstorm, and she’s holding down the fort at the clinic so her partner can spend the holiday with his wife and kids.

Kaden is a veteran who has just come home from Afghanistan a couple of weeks before. He’s just broken up with his girlfriend and he’s driving down a country road, when all of a sudden, his car decides to stop working, start working again, and finally he hits a tree because he almost hits a deer. Jennifer rescues him and brings him back to the clinic.

And I can’t forget to mention the whole reason that this happened was because a pair of angels in training, Miz Lulu and Devin. And I have to say, Miz Lulu is a hoot and a half. I really wouldn’t want to cross her, because I’m pretty sure that she would just give me a look and I would cry. I would love to see more stories with Miz Lulu, her Remy, and Devin. I know that we don’t see much of them in this, but still.

This is an instalove story, but it really works, especially with the length of the story. I don’t think anything else would’ve worked, and the length of this is really perfect.  I love the way that Kaden and Jennifer interact with each other. He really keeps in mind who she is and gives her what she needs without taking anything away from her. Jennifer and Kaden were definitely the nice bit of light and sweet that I needed to have.

There is some humor in here, but for me, one of the funniest things in here was Jennifer’s comment when they were comparing scars. I just could picture her saying that so deadpan in my head.

Nothing in the spoilers today. Go check it out! Happy reading!

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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!

Ava Sinclair-Cry for Daddy

First of all, I’d like to apologize for my radio silence. I’m getting over a miserable cold, and I’m 5 days away from a move. There’s much going on in Clara-land, and trying to get everything going means that something falls by the way sometimes. So, if you’ll bear with me for a few days, I’d be ever so grateful.

So, for today, we have Ava’s latest Daddy book. Cry For Daddy is a darker book than some of the others that Ava has written, at least when it starts out. It has some really difficult moments in it, as well as some sad ones.

Maisie grew up in foster care. Her life wasn’t happy, and good things didn’t happen to her. Now she’s aged out of the system and living in a house with another young woman. One she’s never spoken to, really. When they talk, they do it by note, except for once. She works in a crappy restaurant where she’s a waitress and scrapes a living. But, when she’s not at work, she shoplifts or picks pockets. That little bit of thievery gives her the feel of control, even if she doesn’t really have a lot of control or power in her life.

What Maisie doesn’t know is that there is a man following her. He knows her every move. He knows her entire history from birth up to the current moment. He may even know her better than she knows herself at this point. He is obsessed with her, and he has plans for her. She doesn’t know yet, but he’s going to be her Daddy and take such good care of her. The best care of her ever.

I love the way that Ava did this. We don’t know his name. All we know is that he’s following her. I love that the chapters from his POV early in the book give us no clue about him at all. We just see him following Maisie and his inner dialogue is all about her and what he already knows about her and what more he is learning about her. It’s kind of a mindfuck, really, the way that it’s written. And it’s so totally fucking awesome.

I like Maisie mostly. I can relate a lot to her in a lot of ways. That always makes a book feel so much more real to me. I like feeling that intense connection to a character sometimes. I don’t need it all the time, and in fact, I couldn’t handle that kind of connection in every book. It would probably rub my insides raw, but in those books where it does happen? Wow. And this definitely was a wow.

There were parts that made me quite angry. I mean, I wanted to walk into the book and smack Daddy. There were times that I really think that he deserved it too.

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Normally I wouldn’t put a discussion about the title in my spoiler section, but I think that this is the right place for it. It’s the kind of wordplay that I really like in a title, and there are so many ways that the phrase cry for Daddy can be taken. I love that it’s all in the eye of the reader.

OK, that’s all for this one. I highly recommend that you go check it out. Happy reading!