{Review} Drawn Together by Lauren Dane (with Interview and Giveaway)

Contemporary
Pages: 304
The Book Depository • B&N;
three-half-stars
Beauty is more than skin-deep…

Tattoo artist Raven Smith is blunt and hard, broken and jaded, dark and beautiful. While she doesn’t hide her painful past, she does keep a wall around her heart. She’s free sexually—but no one gets to the real Raven beneath the prickly exterior.

With a voice like smoke, Jonah Warner is a smooth-talking, highly successful attorney, with a body that should never be hidden by a suit. He’s the kind of man who never takes no for an answer and always gets what he wants. And what he wants is Raven. She’s a survivor, and he finds that incredibly alluring.

Jonah gets under her skin in a way Raven has never experienced. He makes her break all her rules—including her no-monogamy rule.

But when a figure from Raven’s past shows up at the tattoo parlor and drops a bomb into her life, their relationship will face the ultimate challenge…

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Say When by Tara West

Steamy Guys After Dark Tour Stop for Say When by Tara West


Title: Say When
Author: Tara West
Series: Something More Series #1
Publisher: Self-Published
Pages: 244

He told me to say when, but I can’t. Not with Andrés. It’s so hard to say anything when he’s trailing feather soft kisses down my neck, or when his touch sends hot currents of lust rippling across my skin.

Then there’s the way he smiles and offers soft words of encouragement when I’m creating art, almost like he believes I have talent.

He’s not like any guy I’ve ever met. Not like my ex-fiancée. Not like my father. He’s got me thinking that maybe we can have something more. More than just lust, degradation, and abuse.

And now I’m scared, because that means I’ll have to trust him with more than just my body, but with my heart, too.

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Week In Review – 10/11/13

Week In Review Books

Welcome to our first ever Week in Review here on Steamy Guys After Dark. If you already know us, hi! *waves* we missed you! If this is your first time meeting us, hi! Welcome! Thanks for stopping by our site :)

Each week, we’ll let you know what we’ve been reading lately, whether it’s super steamy Romance, our latest Young Adult obsession, or anything in between. We’ll tell you what we love and what falls short for us, too. And we’ll recap the Book Tours and Giveaways that are going on, as well as let you know the Book Reviews we’ve posted over the last week, just in case you missed anything. Without further adieu, here’s what we’ve been reading this week:

Sandi: So! I met a new hero this week. His name is Talorc MacKay, and he’s the laird of Clan MacKay, located in the Scots Highlands of the 13th Century. Brought to us by Becca St. John in her story (told in three parts), he’s not one of the irritatingly overbearing alpha males one often encounters in these stories. Having said that, though, I find it helpful to add that he is pretty much the only reason I kept with this one.

MJ: I’m reading by Carrie Mesrobian, and I really like Ecan. I’m only a few chapters in, but I’ll keep you all posted!

Betsy: I am still immersed in the series by Diana Gabaldon. Currently half way through (book 5) and am girding my loins for heartfail. Gah. She is very good at killing you and then raising you from the dead with a giant sigh of relief. It’s the eve of the American Revolution and our hero is trying to walk a fine line between the Loyalists and the burgeoning rebel movement. Shooting for the Starz series just began Monday in Scotland and I CANNOT wait. Because: Jamie Fraser (IMO, the epitome of Steamy Man). That’s all.

Okay *wipes brow* Sorry I am just a ridiculous fangirl when it comes to the above series. I seem to be in the midst of reading several books at once. I started another one called by Katherine Lowry Logan which is set in Scotland at the moment and it’s Christmas. Both main characters are older and wounded, both body and soul. I’m loving the strong attraction and the setting. Plus a hot Scot in a kilt. Hmmm, detecting a bit of a theme here. :-) Will let you know what I think when I finish it.

Lest you think I only read historical fiction or fiction of the kilted variety, I am following, with bated breath, the WIP being posted on Wattpad by Ruthie Knox called . She posts every Monday and this week’s chapters were for lack of a better word: Hnnnng. Ben: cranky, quirky bee-keeper, and ex-chef is hotness personified, even when he is being a giant cranky-pants. May, the heroine is adorable. She has just publicly ‘forked’ her NFL quarterback and sort of dumped him on camera. LOL. And the forked is not a pun. You must read this. Ruthie is so fabulous at creating interesting characters and building UST into the stratosphere.

Kassiah: I love Ruthie Knox, and I think Nev, but my rob Ben is just…yeah.

Speaking of guys that make me flail, I read by Christine Bell last week. We’ll be posting our review for that the week of Halloween, and I’m not sure what to say about it. The story was pretty unbelievable to me, but the MC, Trick, was definitely a hot guy, and I really liked him. Isn’t that usually the way with me? :P

MsKathy: Oooh, Betsy, that WIP by Ruthie Knox on Wattpad sounds like something I’d love! I’m definitely going to check it out ASAP (which means next October).

I’m making my way through right now, and not much else with work and life keeping me on my toes.

Kassiah: You really will love Truly, MsKathy. It’s amazing. I haven’t started on Unbound yet, but I will soon. Cara McKenna should be stopping by soon for an interview :)
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Florid Eyes by Nicky English


Title: Florid Eyes
Author: Nicky English
Publisher: Self-Published
Pages: 392

“Get ready to be sucked into this suspenseful treasure hunt with a drop of love.”

No one has ever questioned Violet Lancaster’s ability to change the world. As a brainy and self-righteous PhD student at the prestigious Georgetown University, Violet is determined to make a name for herself in Washington, D.C., by working hard to pay her dues, but her moral system is turned upside down when she runs into a man in distress on a lonesome night.

Josh Levinson was born into an elite Philadelphia family in the year 1776, when the thirteen colonies declared independence from Britain. Together they break every human and supernatural law to hunt down a mystical Native American bow and arrow in hopes to liberate an entire species and to keep it from the evil tyrants from the Far East.

Florid Eyes takes you on an intricate adventure intertwined with an epic romance.

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