Wednesday, July 5, 2017

ARC Mini Review: The Red by Tiffany Reisz

The Red
by Tiffany Reisz
Publisher: 8th Circle Press
Genre: Erotic romance
Release Date: July 11th, 2017
Rating: ★★★★
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Never make a promise you don’t intend to keep… 

Mona Lisa St. James made a deathbed promise that she would do anything to save her mother's art gallery. Unfortunately, not only is The Red painted red, but it's in the red.

Just as she realizes she has no choice but to sell it, a mysterious man comes in after closing time and makes her an offer: He will save The Red if she agrees to submit to him for the period of one year.

The man is handsome, English, and terribly tempting...but surely her mother didn't mean for Mona to sell herself to a stranger. Then again, she did promise to do anything to save The Red...

The Red is a standalone novel of erotic fantasy from Tiffany Reisz, international bestselling author of The Bourbon Thief and the Original Sinners series.


OH MY GOD. Honestly, this book is going to stay with me for a long time because I've never read anything like it.

Now the story began with Mona, whose art gallery was on the verge of closing permanently because of its mounting debts, getting a visit from a mysterious older man who offered to save her gallery in exchange for her sexual submission. It sounded like your typical arrangement and I didn't think much of it, until the arrangement started and took me by surprise.

Honestly? I don't know how to review this properly without spoiling it because there are a lot of things I want to say about the plot but it's better to discover them on your own. What I truly love about The Red is how Tiffany weaved the plot around real art pieces. I know next to nothing about 19th century art so I had to google all the pieces before every chapter, and knowing the art pieces enhanced the enjoyment of the story. I love Mona a lot; she's so strong and unapologetic about her sexuality. I love her interactions with Malcolm, and I love how hot they are together. This whole book is just sexy from start to finish; I'm half in love with Malcolm myself by the end of it.

Overall, I've read a lot of erotic romance that they're starting to blend together, but The Red definitely stands out from the crowd. I've been steadily rereading it ever since I finished it the first time, and I don't think I'll stop anytime soon.

E-ARC is received thanks to the publisher via Netgalley.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Cover Reveal: Beard in Mind by Penny Reid

Hi guys! Today I'm really excited to share with you the cover for one of my anticipated August reads, Beard in Mind by Penny Reid. I'm a big fan of Penny's works; her characters are always so smart, funny, and realistic. I first fell in love with the Winston brothers when they were introduced in Beauty and the Mustache. We got to see them from the sole Winston sister, Ashley's perspective, and it was a riot. Without further ado, here's the cover for Beard in Mind, which is the 4th book in the Winston Brothers series, following Beau Winston and Shelly Sullivan (Quinn from Knitting in the City series' sister): 

Beard in Mind, an all new standalone in the bestselling, romantic comedy Winston Brothers Series by Penny Reid, is coming August 1st! 

All is fair in love and auto maintenance.

Beau Winston is the nicest, most accommodating guy in the world. Usually.
Handsome as the devil and twice as charismatic, Beau lives a charmed life as everyone’s favorite Winston Brother. But since his twin decided to leave town, and his other brother hired a stunning human-porcupine hybrid as a replacement mechanic for their auto shop, Beau Winston’s charmed life has gone to hell in a handbasket.

Shelly Sullivan is not nice and is never accommodating. Ever.
She mumbles to herself, but won’t respond when asked a question. She glares at everyone, especially babies. She won’t shake hands with or touch another person, but has no problems cuddling with a dog. And her damn parrot speaks only in curse words.

Beau wants her gone. He wants her out of his auto shop, out of Tennessee, and out of his life.

The only problem is, learning why this porcupine wears her coat of spikes opens a Pandora’s box of complexity—exquisite, tempting, heartbreaking complexity—and Beau Winston soon discovers being nice and accommodating might mean losing what matters most.

Preorder Today! 

Meet Penny Reid: 

Penny Reid is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Winston Brothers and Knitting in the City series. When she’s not immersed in penning smart romances, Penny works in the biotech industry as a researcher. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.

Connect with Penny: 

Twitter: @ReidRomance


So what do you think? I adore the tools pattern at the top of the cover and also, BEAU. From the glimpses that we had of him and Shelly in Cletus' book, I'm prepared for all the goodness that this book has to offer. Please come soon, August!