This is my stop during the book blitz for Dirty Game by Mika Lane. This book blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 2 till 8 December. See the tour schedule here.
Dirty Game (The Anti-Hero Chronicles #1) By Mika LaneGenre: Mafia Romance/ Ménage Romance
Age category: New Adult/ Adult
Release Date: November 8, 2019
Blurb:It’s time to play…
They saved my life, Luca and Leo Borroni, the gorgeous mob twins of Las Vegas.
They say I’d be dead otherwise.
And now I owe them.
My payment is to play “The Game.”
Their dirty, deviant, sexy game.
I’ll pay my debt. They can have my body.
But they won’t touch my heart.
This hot, over-the-top romance includes sexy mafia hitmen with a penchant for pursuing and protecting the women who give them a run for their money. If you love outrageously naughty stories as a way to indulge your not-so-secret bad girl side, this is for you.
And don’t you know, while he twisted a lock of my hair around his forefinger, he leaned toward me, right there in the restaurant, and brushed his lips across mine.
It was as though I’d put my finger in an electrical outlet. Tingles shot through my every pore. And while I knew I was supposed to hate the guy, something made me lean toward him for more.
God, I was in trouble.
“C’mon,” Luca said, grabbing me by the arm.
I tried to pull away. “Where are we going? What the hell is going on?”
We headed toward the library, or should I say, the guys headed for the library and dragged me along. Leo pushed open the doors for Luca and me and locked them once we were inside.
He strolled toward me, opening his tie the way guys do when they pull them off over their heads. He threw his suit jacket on the back of a chair and began to unbutton the cuffs of his expensive white dress shirt, his fingers crunching over the starchy cotton.
The whole time, watching me.
About the Author:
Writing has been a passion of mine since, well, forever (my first book was “The Day I Ate the Milkyway,” a true fourth-grade masterpiece), but steamy romance is now what gives purpose to my days and nights. I live in magical Northern California with my own handsome alpha dude, sometimes known as Mr. Mika Lane, and an evil cat named Bill. A lover of shiny things, I’ve been known to try to new recipes on unsuspecting friends, find hiding places so I can read undisturbed, and spend my last dollar on a plane ticket somewhere. I also drink cheap champagne and have way too many shoes.
I’ll always promise you a hot, sexy romp with kick-ass but imperfect heroines, and some version of a modern-day happily ever after.
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She’s the woman I’ve always loved. He’s the man I’ve never stopped wanting. Who says I can’t have everything?
Falling in love with Gabi at eighteen was easy. Falling for Connor at the same time? That’s where things got complicated. When I discovered their latent feelings for each other, it seemed like all the pieces of us were falling into place. Until the night I offered Connor a taste of Gabi’s kiss – from my lips – and everything fell apart.
Six years have passed, but I’m still the same selfish bastard who wants more than his fair share of love. If I ever get a second chance, I’ll do anything to make them mine.
The night I found my boyfriend cheating on me with my oldest crush, my heart broke. I managed to rebuild my friendship with Connor, even after he left town. But Lawrence is nothing more to me than my brother’s best friend – and the best man at his upcoming wedding.
Connor’s recent return has rekindled the attraction that’s always lingered beneath the surface of our friendship. A romantic weekend of wedding celebrations seems like the perfect opportunity to explore the possibilities between us. If Lawrence is forced to watch from the sidelines, so be it.
As a male super-model, I’ve been voted World’s Sexiest Man – twice. But Gabi has only ever treated me as a friend. When she asks me to be her date for the wedding, I know this is my chance to win her heart – even if I have to do it under Lawrence’s watchful gaze.
But Lawrence has never been good at keeping his distance, and the kiss we shared all those years ago started something that has yet to be resolved. How do I keep him from coming between me and Gabi, when that’s exactly where I want him?
“Law?” My smile widened as I turned to see Connor standing inside the room, the door mostly closed behind him. “How’s it going?” he asked, arms crossed, hands tucked high.
“I want to ask you something,” I said, motioning for him to come closer. “You don’t have to answer if you don’t want to.”
He tensed as he padded across the carpet to join me. “What do you want to know?”
How did I even broach the subject? “I wondered if, maybe…” I hesitated, my entire body a bundle of raw nerves. “Are you bisexual?”
Connor sucked in a breath as he backed up.
“You don’t have to be scared.” I held my hands up in front of me. “I think maybe…” I paused, my heart in my throat. My next words had the potential to ruin everything or grant me all my deepest and most hidden desires. “I think if you are, that makes two of us. Are you?”
“He continued to watch me, wary and reluctant. “Maybe.”
The trembling of my limbs was reflected in his as we stood there, bracing ourselves for fight or flight. Only fighting was the last thing I wanted, and I was too far gone to run from this now.
“You’re in love with Gabi.” I didn’t bother to phrase it as a question. I already knew the answer. Perhaps it would have been better if I didn’t sound quite so excited about it though.
“We’re friends,” Connor insisted.
“But you wish you were more, don’t you?”
His eyes flared, as if he saw my words as a threat. He had no idea of the thoughts running rampant through my brain, egging me on, daring me to try.
“What if I do?” Straightening, he lifted his chin. “Are you going to beat me up now, too? Tell me to stay away from your girl?”
I shook my head. “No. I’m not going to do that.”
After a brief moment of confusion, he seemed to deflate before me. “Of course not, what would be the point?” he murmured. “I’m literally the boy next door. She doesn’t think of me that way.”
“She could.” She had, but that wasn’t my secret to share. “Sometimes, what starts as friendship grows, becomes more. Sometimes it takes you by surprise, because you never expected to have those feelings.” I took a chance, stepped closer to him. “Do you know what I mean, Connor?”
He turned his head to the side, refusing to look at me. “Why are you saying this? She’s your girlfriend.”
“Because I get it. How someone could fall for you, without meaning to.”
Jaw clenched tight, he swallowed before speaking again. “I don’t understand.”
“I think you do.” I was so close now, he had to feel my breath on his cheek. Still, he didn’t move away. “You want to know, don’t you? What her kiss tastes like.” His gaze snapped to mine, but otherwise he remained frozen. “Tell me you want it.”
The tip of his tongue appeared, swiping across his lips in an unconscious sign of arousal. “I-I want it.”
“I’ll give it to you.” His eyes closed for a second and his breathing picked up. Parting my lips, I tilted my head to one side. I was going too far, too fast. I knew it, but I couldn’t seem to stop. “Drink her kiss from my lips, Connor.” The urgency of my whisper rushed between us. “I want to share it with you.”
Rebecca is a long-time lover of all things romance. Whether it’s a book, movie, or real-life, she will always have more fun if there’s a love interest thrown into the mix. She lives in Queensland, Australia with her very own hero husband, two adorable children and one big, black dog. Other than reading and writing books, her favourite things include loud music, enjoying a glass of wine on the patio, organising everything in existence, and spending too much time on the Internet.
My career took focus in my life while trying to make a name for myself in a male dominated field. I kept my gender under wraps until I was able to let my expertise speak for itself. But I was knocked off my axis when I ran into Arden, the man I had compared all men to since our one night together. Now he was taken—by another man—a very dominant man.
The love I had for my man ran deep. But I’d never forgotten her. From the very beginning, Daimen and I agreed to our non-traditional life—two men loving one another until we found that woman we could claim as ours. Now, she was standing in front of me, unaware she was a marked woman.
I had loved my best friend from an early age. The day Arden submitted to me, was a dream come true. That was until a sexy and sassy blonde entered our life and turned it upside down. I see something in her that scared me. But I would make her mine, mine and Arden’s. Claiming hatred would follow us everywhere, Elliot fought us at every turn.
Will the three of us create our own unconventional happily ever after or will she leave us heartbroken?
I never had a home until I was an adult, living in foster care as a kid. Now, I have a family, one I chose for me. But I’d always longed for a man I could call my forever. Instead, I found two, and they both want me. So how do I choose between them?
I found the woman I want for life and she’s in love with me. But she also loves another man. When he comes to me and proposes sharing her, I am shocked. I don’t share. But what if she doesn’t choose me over him? And why is it every time he looks at me, I long for him almost as much as I do her?
I can’t choose between him and her so why not have them both? He’s not interested in me, but I’d rather have them together than not have them at all. They are both mine, he just doesn’t know it yet.
Leigh Lennon is a mother, veteran and a wife of a cancer survivor. Originally with a degree in education, she started writing as an outlet that has led to a deep passion. She lugs her computer with her as she crafts her next story. Her imaginary friends become real on her pages as she creates a world for them. She loves pretty nails, spikey hair and large earrings. Leigh can be found drinking coffee or wine, depending on the time of the day.
Hark and Noah Kabot are deep space salvagers, partners in business as well as
in life. While investigating an old ship, they discover a cryo chamber holding
the frozen body of a beautiful woman who’s been asleep for thirty-one years.
Against Ronan’s better judgment, they take the chamber and wake her up.
has spent her life living as a sheltered yet unloved princess, until the day
she is forced into cryo stasis. It was only supposed to be for a short time,
but somehow her ship crashed and she became nothing more than a memory.
now everything has changed. A hunter is after her and killing anyone who knows
she’s alive. As they race across the expanse of space, can Ronan and Noah keep
her safe? And what happens when she finally returns home to confront a life
that forgot about her?
moved cautiously through the ship. The thick view windows had cracked upon
impact, allowing dirt and rocks to tumble inside. Everything was washed out,
colorless. Lifeless. He made his way through the broken, silent ship, dreading
to see the cockpit and the remains of the captain. But much to his surprise,
the control room stood empty.
moved to the engine console and wiped off the inches-thick dirt, baring the
powerless control panels. He sat his computer board on it and activated it.
Seconds later the cockpit came to life as the wireless remote downloaded all
the information available. It didn’t last long, and as soon as all the data was
collected, he disconnected the console, shutting down the power surge. The
small area fell silent and lifeless once again.
activated the neural com link with Noah. “Where are you?”
next to a large clump of twisted metal.”
rolled his eyes. “Well, that narrows it down.”
Noah’s distracted voice told him. “I think I found what was causing the power
hesitated, but when Noah didn’t contact him after a minute he went after him,
making his way carefully through the rubble into the back of the ship.
you won’t believe this.”
pushed into the back of the ship, which was actually in much better shape than
the front, and saw him standing next to a large steel box. Through his visor
Ronan could see the surprise covering the younger man’s face.
shook his head. “It’s a cryo chamber. And it’s occupied.”
hurried over. The metal box, also known as a cold coffin, held a sleeping woman
inside. He couldn’t see much of her because of all the tubes obscuring much of
her face, but he could tell she was young, with flaming red hair—a glaring
contrast to the paleness of her features.
like writing about the very ordinary girl thrust into extraordinary
circumstances, so my heroines will probably never be lawyers, doctors or
corporate highrollers. I try to write
characters who aren’t cookie cutters and push myself to write complicated
situations that I have no idea how to resolve, forcing me to think outside the
box. I love writing characters who are
real, complex and full of flaws, heroes and heroines who find redemption
Cora is a survivor, but she doesn’t see herself that way. She sees herself as weak and is struggling with trying to be a good role model for her two young children. When her sister makes a comment, not intending to hurt Cora, Cora decides to get a backbone and apply for a job as personal assistant for a security company.
Enter into the story bosses Beau, Cason, Blade, and twins Asher and Avery. Blade has been spurned before by a woman he loved and never wants to go down that road again. Beau is a troubled former soldier recovering, but he sees something in Cora reminds him of himself. Cason is instantly smitten and is patient with Cora, and Asher and Avery have a reputation with the ladies as love them and leave them but with Cora they find they want only to be with her.
Good story, I felt for Cora who is walking a fine line between her new life and ghosts of her old. Was an emotional read as you get to know all the characters, Blade was the most bitter because of his past but there is a longing there for Cora. Another good read from Dixie Lynn Dwyer.
Kurt, Marcus and Blaez are biker-shifters who live a cavalier life with women and hunting down a terroristic group of vampires who have no problem leaving victims in their wake. When Kurt, Marcus, and Blaez are called in on a new case they are ready to jump into action. Kurt knew he would be meeting his mate soon, the dreams he had set the path to his future. He had not expected it to be someone he had met briefly before. Suzette is everything his mate should encompass but he never expected to have to share, especially with Marcus and Blaez. With the threat setting it’s sights on Suzette, all three men have to keep her safe and mated to keep her by their side.
I would have liked to see how the ending played out a bit more, everything was resolved but I could of used a few more pages of seeing this couple pave their way. I liked Suzette and found her to be perfect for all three men. Good book.
When Verdria McKenna agreed to date her ex-boyfriend, she never realized it would lead to him becoming a stalker. As his stalker tendencies begin to amp up, Verdria decides it is time to get out of town. She wants him as far away from her business, friends, and any other attachments as he has proven he will do whatever he can to get to her, even if it means hurting those important to her.
Verdria visits her close friend, but she does not plan to find herself falling for twins Ryker and Owen Crawford. Ryker is used to getting his way and has a temper, he knows Verdria is special the moment he sets eyes on her. He knows her visit is short, but he thinks she is the missing link for him and his brother Owen. Owen is the patient and more tender hearted twin, but with Verdria he is finding a balance because Verdria manages to raise his protective side and he doesn’t plan to let her go.
I have been waiting to find a new author for menage that grabs my attention. Is the book perfect, no, but it is entertaining all the same. Verdria has issues with her past that have her unwilling to hand over her trust to Ryker and Owen. Ryker and Owen plan to break down that wall but it is not instant and with the continued attacks from her ex, her safety comes first. Loved this one.
When Riley Ramirez arrives in New York bright eyed and ready for her first real adventure, she ends up at a Night Club that caters to the more seductive needs of it’s patrons. Completely absorbed by the atmosphere, Riley does not realize she is a sitting target as an untrained innocent and prime for plucking but club owner Kincade Marshall knows the instant he sees her up close that she belongs to him and his best friend Trevor.
Cade and Trevor have shared everything in life, but never have they found a woman like Riley who gives herself so freely and equally to each of them. Unfortunately for Riley, someone wants her out of their way and when her life is put in jeopardy Cade and Trevor will do anything in their power to protect her.
I don’t know why I did not pick this up sooner. Could kick myself, fantastic read.
***I decided to reread this one because I didn’t remember all of it. Excellent story, there is one really funny scene in there that had me cracking up.
Casey Buckley moves to Liberty Springs, Wyoming ready to take a chance and get to know a sister she barely knows and relocate her business, fully aware of the lifestyles that are widely accepted in the little town. Things are looking up as she gets a glance of the two brothers who live next door, even though her sister warns her they are good for one round and will dump her as soon as they have caught her, which she is fine with not wanting any new entanglements.
Luke and Brody Marshall have a standard way of finding a woman, Luke casts the line and once hooked, Brody comes along for the ride. As they plan in a public setting their intent of having Casey, they should have looked around instead they get their tacky words flung back in their face and a roaring need to claim the red haired goddess whose brazen behavior has them both trying to seduce her.
Brody has been burned once before and has no plans of repeating the process again, but everything about Casey feels so right especially when she is in his arms. She pushes all of his boundaries and gives herself fully to every new experience they offer her, with their reputations Brody realizes he will have to prove to Casey that he is in this new relationship forever, even though she is going to put up a hell of a fight along the way.
Wicked, wicked, wicked and pure fun. I sloughed off everything last night just to read this, it catches you from the first page and even when the book was over you want to read more.
This had one of the best erotic scenes I have ever read in a book, all I will say is it involves a hat and oozes masculinity. Definitely in my top 5 books of erotica.
Believing she had met the man of her dreams, Nina Valone gave herself to him with the hope of happily ever after. When she found out he was cheating on her, she tried to reason with him and leave, but it turned out to be a brutal fight and Nina left on the run with no ID or friends to reach out to. Finding herself in Treasure Town Nina is building a life for herself backing pies and hoping to begin her business.
An arsonist is creating havoc in Treasure Town and brothers Trent, Buddy and Johnny are cleaning up the mess. When Nina comes into their lives, they think they have finally found what they have been looking for, but Nina is fearful they will get to close and find out who she really is.
This one was okay, not my favorite in the series. I had a slight issue with Nina being 24 and so naive, she was a bit of a contradiction. Trent doesn’t trust Nina from the get go, believing she is hiding something but once he realizes what he sets out trying to prove he is trustworthy. I think overall a good concept but a bit rushed, will reread again in awhile and may change my mind on the story.