Escape to Paradise by Victoria Zak, D.L. Roan, Lana Williams, Xyla Turner, J.D. Monroe, Hildie McQueen, Olivia Gaines, Tigris Eden

Ever wanted to escape to a paradise island where all your dreams and fantasies can come true?  Welcome to Indulgences.

This boxset comprises of a compilation of short stories all based on the Indulgences Resort –

MIDNIGHT’S KISS by Victoria Zak & DL Roan


UNDERTONES by Xyla Turner



FRANKLIN’S HEART by Olivia Gaines

A GAME OF HEARTS by Tigris Eden


Came across this series of books thanks to one of my favourite authors – D. L. Roan. When the boxset was released I had to give it a try and so glad I did.  These books are cleverly written in that they all based at Indulgence Resort on Aragon Island.  There are recurring characters in all the stories – Antonio Aragon, the Islands owner, his work partner and lover, Kenderly, and Mario, the extravagant and outrageous events manager.

Each story is based around a couple, either arriving separately or together, who find themselves living out fantasies they didn’t even realise they had.  Don’t misunderstand, these fantasies don’t tend towards the kink (well not all) but more to do with finding or rekindling love in exciting and erotic ways.

Great series and a brilliant way to introduce new authors to your reading selection. I will definitely be reading some of the books by the other authors now.

The MacKinnon’s Bride – The Highland Brides #1 by Tanya Anne Crosby

When his son is kidnapped and given to the English, Iain MacKinnon will stop at nothing to retrieve him, even if it means kidnapping the Englishman’s daughter in return.

Page FitzSimon has always been the unloved outcast of her family, the daughter her father never wanted. When Page spends an elicit evening by the river she gets more than she bargained for in the form of brutish Scotsmen.

FitzSimon has no use for his daughter and when the King of England’s life is at stake he relinquishes the boy but refuses to take back the girl leaving MacKinnon to decide…does he take her or leave her to her own fate?


Big, burly Scotsmen with even bigger hearts.  Who doesn’t fantasise about a strong highlander whisking them off to their castle?!

Iain MacKinnon may not always be gentle but he knows he can’t let Page go back to her father and, with the time spent together on their journey back to his homeland, the pair start to rub off on each other.

Page has never been loved by her father or brother’s.  Finding herself mixed up with the unconventional highlander shows her trust and love that she never knew existed. Iain’s weariness at letting another woman close to him does not help with Page’s insecurities but together they find the path they need.

I had not previously read anything by this author before but the story is well constructed, a good plot-line with a hint of mystery and lots of romance (once the main characters get together).  I do not know if all the details are historically correct but I really liked the use of the old Scottish language throughout.  Will endeavour to read more of this series in the future.


The Complete Knight Trilogy – Knight #1-3 by Kitty French

Lucien Knight is the enigmatic CEO of Knight Industries, and he is looking for a new PA. When an envelope sealed with a kiss arrives on his desk he knows he has found her.

Sophie Black is bored.  Bored of her work as a building contractors PA, bored of a marriage to man who she is convinced is having an affair, and bored with the routine of dinner, T.V., bed (and not the fun kind of bed). With the help of her friend Kara she sends the application to Knight Industries.

Lucien knows that the shy, reserved woman in front of him has a wild streak he just needs to help her unleash it. When he finds out her husband is a cheating no-good liar, Lucien decides to broaden Sophie’s horizons.  Being the owner of several Adult Entertainment clubs comes in handy to loosen her up and show her that life can be anything but dull.

With a past filled with pain and no plans for his future, Lucien soon finds that he is not only the teacher but also the student, and Sophie will teach him far more about love than he ever dreamed possible.


Kitty French is fast becoming one of my favourite authors.  This is vastly different to the first book of hers that I read – The Skeletons of Scarborough House – but no less enjoyable.

Lucien’s character is brilliant.  The ultimate CEO of the adult industry, he has all the charm and charisma to go with it.  I love his loyalty above all else.  The one moment where he tries to purge Sophie from his thoughts I was quietly screaming ‘NOOOO!’ but it all ends well and when the love emerges there is no stopping him.

Sophie epitomises many women who find themselves stuck in a hum drum marriage with the daily routine of life.  For Sophie, getting out of it was essential.  Her husband was a lying cheater who thought that she would just forgive and forget after 3 years with a mistress, fortunately for Sophie she had Lucien on her side.  I know that technically she also cheated on her husband and she was riddled with guilt because of it, but seriously…he deserved it!

Book One brought the pair together and apart.

Book Two brings them back together and delves deeper into Lucien’s past and forges the future for them.

Book Three confirms their union and brings a little love Kara’s way.

A great series based around a taboo subject but with a touch humour along the way.

Anchor Me – Stark Trilogy #4 by J. Kenner

Nikki and Damien are ready to move on with their future.  Nikki’s own business is taking off and the demons of the past seem to be quiet.  However, when tragedy strikes a vicious blow can the couple survive the fallout to follow.  With more secrets being kept Nikki finds her strength wavering and the one person she could turn to is holding back. Can Damien be the anchor that keeps her strong or is their relationship sinking?


Exciting continuation of the series.  I love Damien and Nikki’s story and have followed them through thick and thin.  Damien’s love for Nikki has never waivered and he shows her at every turn, even when things are at there darkest.  Nikki is dependant on Damien to give her what she needs in preference to cutting but during this story he holds back, causing doubts to rise within Nikki which drives her even closer to the edge.  Everything is done for a reason.

Damien never disappoints.  I have been a fan of his since the opening book and the love, trust and pride he has in Nikki only reinforces my like of his character.  He has had his own stuff to deal with and has had to keep secrets all his life so it’s no wonder he finds it hard to open up, even to Nikki.

Although I really like Nikki, I was actually in agreement with her with regards the familiy issue.  I’m not saying that she wouldn’t make a great mum and that having a child may alleviate some of her anxieties, but I also know (from experience of being a mum) that children can make life a lot more stressful.  Getting her desire to cut whenever life doesn’t go quite right under control would definitely be a starting point as several times throughout this story she reached for a sharp object, so I can see why she would be concerned.

I hope there will be more in this series even in the form of novellas (there is a 4.1 out already). I don’t think Nikki and Damien’s story is finished yet.

Stark Trilogy #3.5, #3.6, #3.7, #3.8, #3.9, #3.10, #3.11 by J. Kenner


The continuing saga of Damien Stark and Nikki Fairchild.

From wedding drama to birthday surprises, with a Valentines Day treasure hunt thrown in, Damien and Nikki share their love and battle the past that still haunts them both in this set of Novellas.


If you have loved Nikki and Damien’s story so far you will be delighted with this collection of novellas that track there lives through the following two years.  There is a wedding that is not to be missed followed by an interesting Honeymoon. Valentines Day brings out Damien’s romantic side and can Nikki finally keep a secret from him when his birthday approaches.  All our favourite characters are back to share in the drama along with a few new ones – their stories are told in the companion series of Stark International, Most Wanted and S.I.N.  Also some not-so-welcome familiar faces pop up when they are least expected or wanted.

These books really are a must before you read Anchor Me, the forth installment for Nikki and Damien.

The Stark Trilogy – Stark Trilogy #1-3 by J. Kenner

Damien Stark, multi-billionaire and former professional tennis player, can have any women he wants but for some reason, unknown to her, he has set his sights on Nikki Fairchild.

Relentless and very persuasive, Damien offers Nikki a deal she cannot resist.  It is supposed to be their secret. One week. One portrait. One Million Dollars.

As sparks fly between them and a connection neither can deny surfaces it becomes apparent that not everyone is thrilled by their relationship and when unknown forces and secrets threaten to tear them apart, will their passion and attraction be enough to get them through.


Great series.

Damien Stark is the hot billionaire who has secrets in his past.  Nikki Fairchild is the former pageant princess-turned-computer geek with secrets of her own.

The connection between Damien and Nikki is filled with passion and sexual tension but when that tension ignites they are on fire.  Damien is Nikki’s anchor and Nikki is Damien’s comfort.  The two work well together and despite the external influences that try to break them apart they only grow stronger.

Throughout the three book series we meet some really interesting characters – Jamie, Ollie, Evelyn and Blaine – each of which brings their own special personality to the stories.

There are some very steamy sex scenes and a light sprinkling of BDSM.  The chemistry that engulfs these two through the pages is evident and the growing love they have for each other is beautiful. Damien will do anything to protect Nikki and ensure her safety, Nikki will do anything for Damien – period!

The original trilogy of this series consists of the novels – Release Me, Claim Me and Complete Me.  I highly recommend this series if you have been a fan of either Fifty Shades or Crossfire. Damien could definitely hold his own with Christian and Gideon.

There are several accompanying novellas and due to popular demand there has also been a forth full novel recently released, all to be read and reviewed soon.