KU Sunday Spotlight by KUBR + OCA

Happy New Year, KUbbies and Addicts! After a week off for the holidays, we’d like to welcome you back to the KU Sunday Spotlight by KUBR + One-Click Addict!  Here are two great new books to kick off your 2017!

RATING: BUY IT {Mila} –

pro_pbid_1198422Last week was a strange one for me. My office was closing for eleven days for the holidays and between a few late nights working and preparing for the holidays {almost all of my gifts had to be shipped this year}, I read ONE book the entire week. I can honestly say that has not happened to me all year. I read a lot, not only because I love it, but because I don’t review every book I read, so I like to make sure I read more than enough to have books to share with you here. Thank goodness the one book I read last week was one I can’t wait to tell you about!

The recommendation came the Sunday prior in KUbbies’ Korner’s 5-star Sunday thread. One of the KUbbies, Kristy, posted about Come When Called by Piper Trace, an MMF novel that came out in the summer of 2015. I’m constantly reading new releases, so it’s very likely that it wouldn’t have crossed my radar. I’m so thrilled it did. As a side note, I started the blog because I was looking for KU recs and there wasn’t a single blog out there. The group was a natural off-shoot of the blog and I can say with all honesty that I get far more recs these days in the group than I could ever possibly review in a lifetime. If you’re looking for more great KU reads, I highly recommend you join us in the Korner.

Ok, back to the book! I’m a big fan of MM and MFM, but I absolutely LOVE MMF. I love to watch a relationship develop between all of the parties equally and I love to see how the men connect, in addition to how each of the men connect to the woman. I find it absolutely fascinating. And, of course, hot as hell. Come When Called is the story of Evie, Ford + Charley. Evie is a paralegal at a law firm and Ford is one of the firm’s clients. Due to circumstances that unfold, Evie agrees to a contract with Ford – to belong to him for a year and submit to him sexually in any way and at any time of his choosing. He also demands that Charley, his best friend, is privy to these services. I can only imagine you reading that and thinking it’s so farfetched and not something you could ever enjoy. Please believe me when I say that the way Ms. Trace crafts this tale, you will not only believe it, you will love it!

Ford + Charley are the perfect combination of men. They each exhibit qualities that the other doesn’t have and you will fall madly in love equally with both of them. Ford, the alpha, domineering, controlling, dark counterpart to Charley’s easy going, affectionate and sweet ways.

Through this relationship, Evie, a woman that for all intents and purposes is completely alone in this world, finds herself in ways beyond her emerging sexuality. As does Ford, an incredibly wealthy man who has everything he could ever want, except for love.

Of course, no story is complete without a little drama. I don’t want to spoil anything, but Evie is on the run from a very dangerous man who has been blackmailing her. And what’s happening outside the walls of Ford’s estate adds the perfect amount of tension to Evie’s situation.

The sex is off the charts in this book {literally one of the hottest books I’ve ever read}, but it’s the connection and the discovery and the emotional journey that makes it that much more special. The relationships between these three and the way they grow as individuals from their relationship is by far the most beautiful aspect of Come When Called. It exceeded all of my expectations and is one of the best MMF books I’ve read to date.

RATING: READ IT {Beth} –

A kiss was supposed to be a declaration of love. A moment captured within another’s heart long enough to leave a part of yours.
Instead, my heart had shattered. Broken.

15042096_353964118291860_4279615864046819091_oYou guys, Déjà Vu might be billed as a romantic comedy, but that does this story a disservice. Yes, it’s funny. Laugh-out-loud, Oh God, I’ve been there funny, as a matter of fact. But it’s also mysterious. A little angsty. And, if you take a moment to read over the above quote again, kind of heartbreaking.

It’s also like Sosie Frost—a new-to-me author, who is not new at all, as evidenced by her wonderful writing and creative storytelling—held a mirror up to my parenting life. Actually, maybe my whole life. Evie wasn’t perfect, but she had something even better than perfection—sarcasm. And she had it in spades.

“What would you do without sarcasm?”
“Please. I don’t have a memory. This is my best entertainment.”

I actually loved how she used it to function. To soldier on in the face of… well, she didn’t know what. She was sassy, quippy and quirky, but so achingly lost, I couldn’t help but want to give her answers.

Answers I had no trouble piecing together. Not in their entirety, of course. Despite being able to clue myself in to some of what was going to happen, I still found myself surprised and unsure—and desperate for answers.

And mayyyyyyybe a little desperate for Detective Shepard Novak, too. I have a mad crush on him, because he was so… I don’t have the words. He wasn’t bad—not even close—but his kindness, sexiness, rightness came with a lot of questions, and somehow that made me love him all the more.

Crazy, I know. But no crazier than reading this book in one epic sitting. Which is exactly what I did. It might have left me with a couple of residual questions, but it was unputdownable. Unforgettable. And, yes, funny in its own somewhat OTT way, but not a romantic comedy. No, instead I’d call Déjà Vu a damn good book—with a hell of a lot of humor and heart.

Every enthralling touch, each whispered word, was a promise of something more.
Something dark and thrilling.
Something new and exciting.
Something for us.

As of 01.01.17, Come When Called and Déjà Vu are available on Kindle Unlimited.

About Beth Cranford | KUBR

Book Reviewer. Wife. Mother. Crazy Person. Australian.

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