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The Strongest Steel Review – Scarlett Cole

strongest steel

The Strongest Steel was a book that stayed with me and caught at my heart strings. Trent and Harper’s relationship was built on trust, understanding and friendship………

Harper Connolly is a young woman who had suffered an horrific attack by her boyfriend of two years. As a result Harper had to leave her old life behind and start a new one in fear that he would attack her again. Everyday day Harper has to look at the physical reminder of what he did as her back is covered in scars from the attack. As a way of regaining her life as a young woman again she decided to have a tattoo designed to cover her scars. Harper had heard of Trent Andrews a well known tattoo artist who specializes in inking over scars.  So this is how they’re journey began one night Harper found herself outside Trent’s tattoo studio – Second Circle Tattoo Studio……

“Can you tattoo over this??”she turned her back to him 

Trent Andrews is a very well known tattoo artist and it helps that he is extremely easy on the eye. When Harper arrives at his studio at one in the morning he knew there was more to this woman in front of him and was most definitely going to help her. Trent was completely understanding about what Harper had went through and wanted her to feel at ease with him which as a reader had me completely smitten with him from the start. He was patient, understanding and kind.

“You ready to show me how amazing you are at this?”

“Always,” he said, grinning at her.

“One amazing, bad-ass tattoo coming right up.”

I loved this book I was completely hooked and found it hard to put down. Trent wasn’t your typical hero going to save the day but he was a hero with rough edges and a past of his very own. He was a constant support for Harper and helped her to get her life back again instead of only existing in the world. Trent will have you swooning………..

“Amazing at pool, amazing at tattoos, amazing at hugs.
Anything you’re not amazing at?”
“Staying away from hot chicks with bad ass tattoos.”

This book had me full of emotion I truly felt for Harper and admired her for everything that she had come through and that now she was trying to get her life back. Trent becomes very protective of Harper early on in there relationship and this helps Harper feel secure and aids her healing. Although it might seem at times in the book that all is well and they will live happily ever after but that it not the case Trent and Harper have to deal with various situation and the secrets that they keep from each other but nobody ever said love was easy……..

“You guys are like mac ‘n’ cheese.”
“Mac ‘n’ cheese?”
“Yeah,” Cujo replied. 
“They both taste good on their own, you know.

But together they are the best comfort food ever”

I love love love this book can’t recommend it more really good read not predictable or boring but it is romantic, swoony, fun, sexy and then we have the tattooed Alpha male what more could we want……..

“My mom shows up,you’re naked,I have a raging hard on,
and yet you focus on my middle name?”
“I didn’t see you as a Vincent.”

The Strongest Steel is forged by the hottest fire

A Million Dirty Secrets Review – C.L Parker

million dirty secrets

I was recommended this book by a friend at a time when I didn’t know what to read next. At first I wasn’t sure what to make of it but I found in the first few chapter that i knew I was going to love this story. Lanie and Noah’s story is full of humour, innocence, family loyalty and suspense…..

Lanie Talbot is a young beautiful woman with a terminally ill mother who needs an operation. Lanie’s father had to give up work to care for her mother and no job means no health insurance. To help save her mothers life Lanie decides to auction herself at a sex club but what made Lanie a very interesting bid is that she is a Virgin!!!!!

“And probably the most valuable asset of all is that her innocence is completely in tact. 

This, my fine gentlemen, is a Grade A Virgin.

Unsullied, untouched…. pure as the fresh fallen snow.

Perfect to train…. No?

With that said, lets start the bidding at one million dollars and may the luckiest bastard win” 

Noah Crawford a wealthy businessman who purchases Lanie for two million dollars. This arrangement for Noah was about having the same woman in his bed every night attending to his every need, a fantasy for most men but Noah thought he could just buy that fantasy No strings attached or No emotions!!

“Ten minutes to purchase her.

One Hour to get her lips wrapped around my c**k.

Three days to taste her juices. Four days to pop her cherry.

Two weeks to loose my fucking mind shit”

Lanie and Noahs journey together was amazing, at the beginning they both had their masks firmly in place to play their roles of master and sex slave but as feeling and emotions crept in to there relationship the masks began to slip….. The banter between them both was fantastic and I am yet to read another book that has such strong chemistry between a couple and this was displayed so well by C.L Parker in the writing of the books. Lanie’s use of words for certain body parts had me laughing while reading she referred her lady bits as ” Double Agent Coochie” and called Noah’s Colossal cock “Wonder Peen” absolutely hilarious as she talked about them in the third person…..

“The cooch squealed in delight when she was finally reunited with wonder peen.

I could almost see the star-crossed lovers as they ran across a

field of daisies to be in each others arms”

A Million Dirty Secrets is the first book of the Million Dollar Duets Series, so book one does end with a cliffhanger but Book 2 is available to buy so all is good……

This is one of my Top 10 favourite books its not your typical boy meets girl story but Noah and Lanie’s story is of two people who enter in to an arrangement that was never for them to fall in love but to help both of them through difficult periods in their lives and maybe for Noah to heal old wounds. The tender moments that were displayed in the books were romantic and heart warming and definitely had me swooning….. what woman wouldn’t like her man driving four hours to see her in the middle of the night because he misses her!!!!!!

” Your worth every penny I spent for you and more. Happy Anniversary Delanie”

They both started out their journey together as strangers but ended as the most important person in each others lives but it was not plain sailing to get to where they ended but you must read the book to find that out…..

Lainey’s Top 10 Favourite Books

  1. This Man Trilogy…. By Jodi Ellen Malpas  

remy  2. The Real Series…. By Katy Evans

million dirty secrets  3. Million Dirty Secrets…. By C.L Parker

strongest steel  4. The Strongest Steel…. By Scarlett Cole

one night series  5. The One Night Trilogy…. By Jodi Ellen Malpas

driven series  6. Driven Trilogy…. By K.Bromberg

stuck up suit  7. Stuck-Up Suit…. By Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland

fifty shades  8. Fifty Shades Trilogy…. By E.L James

big rock  9. Big Rock….By Lauren Blakely

wedding pact  10. The Substitute….By Denise Grover Swank


This Man Trilogy Review – Jodi Ellen Malpas


This Man Trilogy – Jodi Ellen Malpas

This is one of the best trilogies I have read to date and has set the standard of all the others that I have read after. Jesse and Ava’s story was the story that I struggled to put down at 2am it was gripping and had me on edge wondering what was going to happen next? would they stay together? What happened in Jesse past? Why is Jesse so secretive about The Manor????

Jesse Ward is a drop dead gorgeous billionaire and Lord of the Manor….. he is demanding, unreasonable, controlling, domineering and would definitely hold some stalker-ish tendencies.

Ava is a beautiful young woman who is trying make her mark in the Interior Design world. She first encounters Jesse Ward when he asked the company she works for to carry out the Interior Designing of the new rooms in The Manor……….

In meeting Jesse for the first time Ava was completely overwhelmed by the attraction she feels for him and found it difficult to focus on her job when in his presence. Jesse on the other hand was very attracted to Ava and loved how there chemistry affected Ava. After there first meeting Jesse was relentless in trying to get Ava’s attention and may have showed stalker-ish tendencies here but all in the name of love…

“Im sorry” he whispers softly….

“I lied, I’m sorry I told you I can’t stay away…….

I need to have all of you, Ava. Say I can have all of you”

My honest feelings on these books are I loved them yes Jesse was a little too much and maybe at times it seemed that he used sex to get his own way but If you read all three books you will see Ava was the one that “held all the power”. All Jesse wanted was for her to be happy and to stay with him and he went to all kinds of measures to ensure that happened. The humor in the books of how Ava dealt with Jesse’s trying ways was fantastic…..

“What the hell are they?” he blurts


“You mean knickers” I’m grinning again

“No I mean shorts if they were knickers they would look like this”

“Ava come on, be reasonable” 

Jesse I’ve already told you If you want long skirts and long neck jumpers, then go and find someone your own age”

Ava and Jesse were completely made for each other and as I read there journey it all became clear she was his everything…. My favorite part had to be the”Ava Wall” he had paid attention to everything about her and loved her so very much. This completely pulled at my heart strings and made me love Jesse Ward even more…..

“My beautiful Girl

My beautiful temptress

My lady

My Angel

My Ava”

I give this trilogy a very deserving 5+ stars and a big thank you to Jodi Ellen Malpas for bringing us Ava and Jesse story which has been wrote so well and deserved the success it has already received….

” 3, 2, 1 zero baby ” 

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About Lainey

Hi Everyone

I’m a 32 year old mother of two and have been married for seven years. I started reading a little over a year ago and have never been without a book since I can firmly say it is most definitely my main hobby.

I love contemporary romance books that get my heart racing and keep me wake till three in the morning because I just cant put it down. When choosing my books the only preference I have is that there is a happy ending and no cliff hangers. I do enjoy the alpha male and the witty female who are completely drawn to each other then put in maybe a murder or a sex club to spice things up it just makes your heart swoon a little……:)  I refuse to start reading a new series if all books are not released yet my heart couldn’t take the suspense. I most definitely have some books that I have read more than once just like we all have that favourite film that we watch over and over again because there is just something in that film that grips something in our hearts.

A little about this page I decided to start a blog as I love talking about books and when my friends and I are reading the same book its great fun hearing all there thoughts and we always joke about how its just like real life… when we have that one story gripping at our heart strings. Through this blog I want to connect with fellow book lovers and the authors of all these unforgettable romances. I want to hear all about your favourite books and if I haven’t read it yet I will add it to my list.  So I hope you all enjoy this blog feel free to leave me comments and messages and I promise to answer each and everyone one!!


Lainey x