Thursday, 19 November 2015

Review: Beg Me by Jennifer Probst

BEG ME by Jennifer Probst
November 17, 2015
Steele Brothers series, #4

Remington Steele comes to Vegas to be with his brothers and try to get over the one woman he's never been able to forget. As childhood sweethearts, she hadn't been able to handle his Dominant tendencies, choosing to run away without a good-bye. But when he's suddenly face to face with Cara Winters, all grown up and finally ready to be his, Remington needs to make his own choice. To leave the past behind forever, or forgive and be with the woman he's always loved?

Cara wasn't ready to be the type of woman Remington needed in his life, so she disappeared and broke his heart. But she's changed, and is ready to embrace the woman she always craved to be. She begs him to take her for one night, and Remington finally agrees. Will they get a second chance at love, or are the scars from their past too deep to heal?

My curiosity about the name of the youngest Steele brother was satisfied in this incredibly intense and kinky fourth book in this series, as Remington is persuaded to join his older brothers in Las Vegas.

He might be living and working in the same city as his brothers, but Remington is far from settled. As a dominant, he wants a woman to submit to him completely, embracing the BDSM lifestyle he follows. He's reluctant to sign up with FANTA-C, the agency his brothers found the women of their dreams. But, what is there to loose? If a match is found, at least he can indulge in one perfect night?

Cara Winters left Remington Steele when she was unable to commit to the lifestyle he followed. As a dominant, Remington wanted Cara to submit to him completely and not just in the bedroom, something she wasn't sure she was ready for. Now living in Las Vegas, Cara is training to be a perfect submissive, but needs to loose the last of her inhibitions. Signing up to FANTA-C is a discrete way to achieve her goal, except her date is the man she ran away from.

Although we're not give a lot of Remington and Cara's back story, it is very clear that they are perfect together as fate a.k.a FANTA-C sets them up for their perfect night. Both are clearly in love with each other, but stubbornness and denial reign as they go their separate ways until jealousy acts as a catalyst to turn events around.

This is by far the most explicit of the Steele Brothers novellas, but it isn't in anyway gratuitous. Kudos to Ms Probst who has successfully managed to include so much into so few pages. There is a perfect balance between the scorching hot bedroom scenes and the narrative of a second chance romance.

I've always shied away from novellas because many times I've finished one only to feel as though a story was incomplete. After reading this series I wont shy away again.

4.5 stars

***arc generously received via InkSlingers PR in exchange for an honest review***

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Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.

She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.
She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon's Best Books for 2012. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team at

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New Release: Just One Taste by Lexi Blake

Just One Taste
Masters and Mercenaries~Topped Book 2
eBook ISBN: 978-1-937608-47-7
Print ISBN: 978-1-937608-48-4
Released November 17, 2015

One Hot Chef….

Eric Vail has always loved a challenge. After leaving the Navy, he mastered his passion for cooking. As the sous chef at Top, one of Dallas’s hottest restaurants, his skills are pushed to the limit every night. Unfortunately, his ultimate prize still eludes him. Server Deena Holmes is the sweetest thing he’s seen in forever, but she’s as distant as she is beautiful. When they’re put together in the same training class at the infamous club Sanctum, he knows this is his shot. And this former SEAL never misses.

A Woman Who Lost Her Taste for Love…

Deena thinks Eric is the most gorgeous man she’s ever seen, but her heart has been burned too many times before. She’s sworn off relationships for good and she can’t trust herself with a man that easy to fall in love with. She takes a spot as a trainee at Sanctum in the hopes of finding a safe place to explore and experiment. When she discovers her partner is the same chef she dreams about every night, Deena knows she may have bitten off more than she can chew.

A Perfect Recipe for Passion

While exploring the world of Sanctum, Eric and Deena find themselves learning about each other and finding an intimacy neither expected. But when the ghosts of her past resurface, old wounds are reopened. Can their newfound love survive when it’s put to the test?

“Why? Why would you want me?” All her arrogance was gone.
“Because we’re friends and I like you and you’re gorgeous. I’ve wanted to sleep with you from the moment I saw you. That might not be what you want to hear, but it’s the truth. I think we could be good for each other. Neither one of us has had a lover in a long time. Am I right?”
“You’re right,” she replied. “I haven’t even dated anyone since my divorce.”
“Then why not try? If it doesn’t work, we’ll go back to being friends.”
Her head shook. “That never happens.”
“I don’t know what kind of douchebags you’ve been dating, but I’m still friends with almost every woman I’ve ever dated. It doesn’t have to end in either happily ever after or hate. Especially if we’re both honest. The contract is for six weeks. I can promise you right now that I’m still going to like you after six weeks. You be honest with me. Were you planning on experimenting with your training Dom if you’d had chemistry with him? Before you knew I was the Dom. Would you have given that Dom a chance?”
She nodded silently.
“Well, then I suppose we’ll have a very abstinent training period and then we’ll go our separate ways when it comes to the club. I guess Big Tag and the shrink aren’t as smart as they think they are.” He wasn’t about to give up. This was only the beginning of a very long battle, but it was time to retreat. “We’ll talk about the contract later tonight and set up all the rules. I’ll still have to touch you during the scenes, but I’ll make it as impersonal as possible.”
“We don’t know that we have chemistry,” she said quietly, making no move to grab the bags.
He shrugged. “I guess we won’t know.”
He turned to begin helping her. He would take the bags out to her car and then let Grace know she was on her way. Someone would meet her in the parking garage to help her bring everything up. He would spend the afternoon planning menus with Chef and heading to the farmer’s market to find fresh vegetables for dinner.
A hand on his arm gently pulled and he turned.
Deena was standing right there, her face turned up to him, her eyes wide. “Shouldn’t we know?”
She went on her toes and pressed her mouth to his. He went still, unwilling to frighten her away. Soft lips moved over his as her hands found his waist. She was tentative, but he could sense the fire in her. Those hands told the real tale. They moved restlessly, as though she had them on a leash. He wanted that leash taken off.
When she ended the kiss and stared up at him, he decided to go for broke. She wanted to see if they had chemistry? He could show her how volatile they could be.
“My turn,” he whispered before he took control. His hands slid up her neck, fingers sinking into the soft, silky strands of her hair.
He kissed her, moving his lips over hers, commanding her. The minute he took control those hands of hers started to move, sliding up the muscles of his back, her body pressing in. He felt her relax as though happy to not be the one in charge. Deena could take control of a room of diners and work that floor with an iron will, but she was shy about this. She needed him to take charge of the physical part.
He could do that. It wouldn’t be sexy if she weren’t so together in the rest of her life. He kissed her again and again, his tongue finally moving over her full bottom lip. She groaned and her mouth opened, welcoming him inside.
The kiss turned wild, their tongues playing against each other as their bodies came together. He could feel her rubbing against him. He would bet her body was soft, her pussy already getting slick and ready for him.
He was so ready for her.
And if he took her right here on the prep table, she would likely run away forever. She wasn’t ready. Not even close.
He broke off the kiss, brushing his lips lightly against hers one last time. He’d promised her control. It was damn iron will that got him to take his hands off her. She was so sweet looking with her hair mussed and her lips puffy from kissing. This was how he wanted to see her all the time. Sweet and willing and ultimately satisfied.
Satisfaction would have to wait.
“We have plenty of chemistry, sweetheart.”

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