Thursday, November 6, 2014

Blog Tour Reviews & Giveaway ~ Sinful Desires Series by M.S. Parker

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Sinful Desires Series Blog Tour by M.S. Paker

Sinful Desires I

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  Why in the world had I agreed to go home for my five-year reunion when I hated pretty much all of my classmates? Right, because I was an idiot. I should've known better. When Las Vegas exotic dancer, Piper Black, goes back to Philadelphia for her reunion, she knows it's not going to be an enjoyable experience, and she's right...until she ends up sleeping with her high school crush. What she doesn't know is that Reed Stirling has a secret that ruins everything. Can he make things right? And even if he does, will Piper be able to forgive him? Don't miss the titillating Vol. 1 of Sinful Desires by USA Today Bestselling author, M.S. Parker 

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4 ½ -Fab new serial- Stars
~this review may contain minor spoilers~

I'd head back to Vegas with at least one positive memory from my reunion and we'd never see each other again. That thought made me sad, knowing this was it, but I refused to let it take root. I hadn't come here looking for anything and I was going to get something I'd dreamed about for years.

Piper Black never planned on returning home to Philadelphia for any reason, let alone for her five year high school reunion where she pretty much despised everyone and they treated her like dirt. She also has no desire for them to find out that her dreams of becoming a dancer have landed her in a gig as an exotic dancer at a strip club in Las Vegas. But when her best friend, and only person to really stand by her for all these years, begs her to come along she relents. She certainly never expected that her decision would land her in bed with her high school crush, Reed Stirling. But Reed is keeping something from her, something big, something that could destroy everything, and when his secret comes out will he ever be able to get Piper to forgive him, or trust him, ever again?

It was like there was this deep, inexplicable hunger inside me and he was the only thing that could satisfy it. I knew I was getting in deep, but I'd been lost from the moment I'd let him take my hand.

As book one of a new serial you can expect a few things; this is mostly an introduction to the characters we will be getting to know throughout the series, the groundwork for what is to come will be all laid out, and yes-there WILL BE a cliffhanger. Well, we got all of that and more. If part one was anything to go by, I expect some tears, frustration, and heartbreak in the future... well more of it anyway-we already experience all of that here. I'm still on the fence about Piper; on the one hand-I feel bad for the way people treat her and how she doesn't really feel like she belongs, the direction her dreams took kinda suck but she makes the most of it and never gives up hope that one day it will all turn around. On the other hand-her reaction to Reed's secret was kinda naive, and more than a little gullible, which only burns her a second time, all while I was screaming “Dude-wake the hell up & smell the bullshit!!” Now Reed on the other hand I did NOT like; sure he comes across as kinda sweet, a whole lot sexy, and he at least acts like he cares really well, but dude is a douche-straight up. Maybe he will redeem himself in future installments, who knows, but at this point I am completely unsure of which direction this story is gonna take so....THANK YOU FOR THAT!! I love when an author is able to keep me on my toes and so far I'm invested and ready for more ;)

I hate that other men have seen you, but if they touched you... No more. From now on, I'm the only one who gets to see you naked.” 


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   Sinful Desires II

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 I wasn't entirely sure why I'd accepted Brock's invitation to be his date for his sister's wedding. A wedding to a man who'd confessed that he didn't love his wife-to-be. All I knew was that I didn't belong in that world. When Piper Black returned to Philadelphia to attend the wedding of the man who'd broken her heart, she never imagined that she'd end up falling for her date...who just happened to be Reed Stirling's new brother-in-law. Will Brock Michaels be able to heal Piper's heart or will her connection to Reed tear apart more than one relationship? The second volume in M.S. Parker's sizzling Sinful Desires series isn't to be missed.

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★★ Amazon US  Amazon UK  Amazon Au ★★


5- And the Debauchery becomes a Triangle -Stars
~this review contains spoilers from volume one~

The knot in my stomach, the guilt that was almost choking me, I was feeling all of it because, despite everything Reed had done, deep down I wanted him to choose me.

When Piper agreed to be Brock's date for his sister's wedding, the woman Reed happens to be marrying, it was admittedly based on a little bit of vengeance. She wanted to see the man who treated her like a whore squirm just a bit by her presence as he marries a woman he claims not to love. What she wasn't planning on was developing true feeling for the man that is now Reed's brother-in-law, or that he would ask her to move back to Philadelphia to give them a chance to be together. But being back home, in his environment, just proves how much she doesn't fit into his world. Can he prove to her that they can make it work despite the snobbery surrounding them, or will Brock discover her connection to Reed- ultimately destroying everything?

There was no way he could tell anyone we were dating. I was already Reed's dirty little secret, I didn't need to be anyone else's. It didn't matter if I thought he was sweet. I'd be a joke, and then I'd be something worse.

I am starting to get a better feel for the characters now that we are into the second installment and I am still not sure if I really like Piper or not. Her inability to move past Reed is just pissing me off~let me just get that out there. After the way things went down in Vegas, and his continued douchebaggery, it should be easy enough to write him off. I mean, the man actually has the balls to get pissed about her being with another man; AFTER he gets home from his freakin honeymoon! I like the dude less and less the further the book progresses. Now Brock I could actually love, not yet mind you, but I could see it happening; at this point he is still somewhat of a mystery. We can see he is sweet, a little bit dirty, and clearly wants Piper despite the circumstances they met under, but his past is still a little hazy. The question we face now is; can Piper get past her insecurities enough to give him a chance or will she forever be somewhat hung up on Reed?
Bring on the frustratingly sadistic love triangle!! I am READY ;)

It doesn't matter how I dress, or if I learn all the nice buzz words that people in your social circle use. I'm not one of you, and I never will be.”  


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   Sinful Desires III

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 I was shocked when Brock asked me to move back to Philadelphia and even more so when he'd declared that he'd choose me over his family. Reed, the man I'd thought had honor had turned out to be a bastard, but the guy who everyone said was bad news was starting to look a lot like a white knight. Back in Las Vegas and trying to decide what to do about Brock Michaels' offer, Piper Black finds herself torn between the man she cares for and the reputation he supposedly has. She tells herself that he's changing for her, but she isn't sure if that means she wants to move for him. Is Brock really who he seems to be, or is he just one more man who will break Piper's heart? Find out the truth in this third installment of M.S. Parker's smoking series, Sinful Desires.

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★★ Amazon US  Amazon UK  Amazon Au  ★★


5- And the plot thickens -Stars
~this review contains spoilers from the first two books in the series~

I couldn't allow myself the luxury of thinking about other things, other paths my life should have taken. No matter what Brock said, I knew he'd eventually get tired of me and I'd be back here. I had to be realistic. This was my life.

Piper is back home in Vegas after the wedding that should have destroyed her; instead, she finds herself falling for her date - Reed's new brother-in-law. Brock has made it clear that he wants to make a go of things with Piper, declaring he would choose her over his family and asking her to move back home to Philadelphia. With a major decision to make, Piper is torn between the man she is getting to know and the man everyone is telling her he is. He is changing his ways and trying to be a better man for her, but is it enough to move across the country for?

I knew he wasn't Prince Charming and I was definitely no Snow White. I wasn't looking for happily ever after, but I believed that what we did have was real, however long it lasted.

This series is really starting to spin me in circles. Piper is proving to be quite a door mat which kills me because I am actually growing to like her more. Brock's personality seems to do a 180 halfway through this book, throwing a wrench in the works for me cause I was completely ready to jump on board TeamBrock. We meet a new character, a friend of Brock's named Julien and he is the first person so far, aside from Anastacia, that I have truly liked right from the beginning. I'm curious to see where he fits into the grand scheme of things, something tells me we haven't seen the last of him and I'm totally okay with that. But the ending?! Holy shit is it a doozy. Cliffhangers are expected in serials, I've come to terms with that, but this one knocked me clean on my ass ~ I was blindsided, never saw it coming, and was left scrambling to see where the hell we go from here. This book marks the halfway point in the series and I can honestly tell you I am 100% invested, thoroughly engrossed and more than ready to see where the author takes us next.

I knew the chill I was feeling had nothing to do with the temperature in the club. This coldness was deeper. I didn't think it would go away any time soon.

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Sinful Desires IV

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  How could I have been so stupid? Anastascia had told me that Brock was bad news but I'd never dreamed what he was capable of. First Reed, then Brock. Was my taste in men really that awful? When Piper Black finds out the truth about her first encounter with her boyfriend Brock Michaels, she's devastated, but things only get worse when a familiar face shows up at the wrong moment. With her life in shambles, Piper is given the opportunity for a new start... back in Philadelphia. Will her luck change if she moves back? And what will it mean being in the same city as the one man who's never left her mind? In this penultimate installment of M.S. Parker's sizzling Sinful series, the intrigue is hot, but the passion is even hotter. 

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★★ Amazon US  Amazon UK  Amazon Au ★★


Bitch never knew what hit her.”


5- and the truth shall set you free... or destroy you -Stars ★
~this review contains spoilers from the previous three books in the series~

I felt tears in my eyes and pushed them back, blinking furiously. I didn't want Brock to think I was crying over him. I wasn't. These were tears of rage; I'd never been more furious.

Piper Black has never felt more stupid or beaten in her life; first Reed proved himself to be a lying, cheating bastard ~ then Brock proved to be far worse than his reputation warned of. Her trust in men has been obliterated and the only good thing to come out of this whole mess is the friendship she has developed with Julien. Now she has been given the opportunity to change the direction of her life, a chance to do what she has always loved, but it would require her moving back home to Philadelphia and she isn't sure how she will be able to live so close to the two men who betrayed her and nearly destroyed her, one of which occupies way more of her thoughts than she is comfortable with.

I laid there for several minutes, letting the pain wash through me and over me. I knew the only way to deal with it was to let it have it's way and learn to breathe around it. This wasn't the worst pain I'd ever felt, and since I'd survived before, I knew this ache would be bearable. It wasn't pleasant, but it wouldn't drive me over the edge. I was stronger than this.

This series is really starting to do my head in. I feel like such a dumbass for not seeing Brock for what he truly is. I mean, he started showing some of his true colors in the last book, but nothing could have prepared me for the depth of his depravity and I cannot believe that I feel for his line of crap for even five minutes. I have never been more wrong about a character before and it's doing a number on my heart. Piper really does deserve to catch a break, find a little bit of happiness and a man to truly treat her the way she deserves. My initial feelings for Julien are still holding strong and growing by the minute, he seems to be the only genuine man in Piper's life but hey ~ I've been proved wrong before. I think I am developing Piper's trust issues, I really have no idea what to expect from the final installment- especially after the way this one ended. I really hope it doesn't go the way it looks like it's headed....

It was crazy, I knew, but I couldn't help the way my body reacted when he was near. My brain said to quit being stupid and my heart agreed, but other parts of my anatomy were still asking why I hadn't kept holding his hand.

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Sinful Desires V


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What was wrong with me? When Reed showed up at my house and said that his marriage was over, I should've been thrilled. So why was I thinking that maybe he wasn't what I wanted after all? When handsome and rich Reed Stirling says he's giving up everything to be with Piper, she knows that this should be everything she's ever wanted. But something is holding her back, and she's pretty sure it isn't just her justifiable trust issues with men. Former Vegas stripper Piper Black is torn between what she's always thought she wanted and something new that she'll have to fight for. Will she be able to figure out what her heart truly wants, or will she lose everything? Don't miss this final steamy installment to M.S. Parker's Sinful Desires series
 
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5- Happy, Thrilled, Ecstatic...and Exhausted -Stars ★
~this review contains spoilers from previous books in this series~

He wants to be with me.”
“Isn't that a good thing? Isn't that what you wanted?”
“I don't know, Ana. I really don't know anymore.”

When Reed showed up on Piper's doorstep declaring his marriage was over -he was filing for a divorce, stepping away from his family, and was choosing her- she should have been thrilled, over-the-moon, this is what she wanted after all... so why is she staring to second guess things now? Is it because she may have fallen in love with someone else? A love that crept up on her, completely took her by surprise, and is more than she could have expected. Now she has a decision to make, one of the most difficult decisions of her life, one that will change everything. Does she go with the man she has wanted all this time but couldn't have? Or does she follow her heart to the man that snuck into her heart when she wasn't looking? Will she be able to make a decision before it's too late and she loses everything?

How had things gotten this fucked up? I'd done the right thing and walked away from Reed. I'd told myself to stay away from romance and had been doing a pretty good job of it. Now, in one night, the nice little world I'd been building for myself here was shattered.

From start to finish, this series has been one helluva emotional ride. It took some turns I never expected, people surprised me and not always in a good way, the sex was hott-as-hell and the chemistry jumped off the pages, and the growth of Piper -our leading lady- was amazing. When we started this journey, she was a lonely, near friendless stripper living in Vegas instead of living out her dreams, she was so desperate for love she was prone to making hasty decision, falling for lines and lies, and willing to overlook just about anything to keep those she thought cared about her-essentially, she was a doormat. But she has grown into such a strong, independent woman, who knows what she wants and goes after it. She finally believes she deserves to be treated better than she had been in the past, she knows in her heart that she can have her happily-ever-after, she just has to work for it a bit- anything worth having requires a little work. Reed even seemed to turn himself around, I don't hate him nearly as much as I used to; all my scathing attitude is reserved for Brock now. Julien is a treasure, I really do love that man; loyal, sweet, not afraid to show vulnerability, and sexy/dirty when the situation calls for it. We FINALLY get an HEA outta this series and I couldn't be happier with the way it all played out; it wasn't just my love for them as a couple, it was clear they truly belonged together, any other outcome would have seemed forced. After all is said and done, it was an amazing story that kept me on the edge of my seat desperately wanting more, quickly becoming addicted to these people and blissfully happy with how it all ended. M.S. Parker won me over big time with this one, securing her spot on my One-Click-Addiction List for a long time to come.

I kept my eyes focused on his face as he moved above me, into me, through me. I knew every inch of it, and still, I looked. I had seen this face in pain, angry, joyful. I'd watch his eyes flash with emotion. I loved this face.
I loved him.

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M. S. Parker is a USA Today Bestselling author and the author of the Erotic Romance series, Club Privè and Chasing Perfection. Living in Southern California, she enjoys sitting by the pool with her laptop writing on her next spicy romance. Growing up all she wanted to be was a dancer, actor or author. So far only the latter has come true but M. S. Parker hasn't retired her dancing shoes just yet. She is still waiting for the call for her to appear on Dancing With The Stars. When M. S. isn't writing, she can usually be found reading- oops, scratch that! She is always writing

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