Tuesday, August 13, 2013



Thalia is twenty-one and has just finished her sophomore year of college, and is trying to avoid going home to her stifling parents who have a curfew of nine every night, and have a bad habit of treating her like she's still ten years old. Her new boyfriend, Liam, invites her to spend the summer with him and his family, so as she’s been unable to find a local job to keep her at college, Thalia jumps at the chance. Liam tells her that she can be his guest at his brother, Jack’s, wedding at the end of the summer.

Jack is twenty-five and feels as though he’s drowning. He’s engaged to Mia, against his will, because it’s always been drilled into him, family comes first. Jack’s studying for a law degree, and wants to go out on his own once he graduates, specializing in criminal law. His father wants him to accept a junior partnership in the law firm owned jointly by him and Lewis, his fiancĂ©es father, to practice family law.

Then he meets his brother’s girlfriend, Thalia, and he can’t get her out of his head. He needs her to keep her distance, because every time she smiles in his direction, he wants to carry her to his room and do really naughty things to her.

Then Saturday night arrives and Liam takes Thalia to a new bar that has opened on the outskirts of town, where she discovers Jack’s big secret. By day he’s the good looking, slightly older brother with a chip on his shoulder, who gives her hot looks, and by night he’s Phoenix, singer/guitar player for bad boy group ‘Deception’, who makes her sizzle to the core!

He has muscle.
He has tattoos.
He has piercings.
He has a mouth that makes her panties wet every time he opens it. He is supposed to be getting married.
He is also her boyfriend’s brother....


Sizzle has an AMAZING storyline and the story flows effortlessly.  I was sucked in from the first page.

Thalia is avoiding heading home to her over protective parent's house for the summer.  Her “boyfriend” Liam invited her to spend the summer with him and his family.  Thalia weighs her options, and it isn’t a hard decision, so she accepts his offer.  Thalia and Liam have been seeing each other for about 6 months, however they have never been intimate.  Hell, they only kissed once, after Thalia had several drinks under her belt and wanted to see if she felt a sexual connection with Liam. When she kisses him, she feels nothing, no spark at all. Thalia feels as though they are more like “friends” rather than boyfriend and girlfriend.

Jack is Liam’s older brother, who is also home for summer break.  Jack is twenty-five and is in his last year of law school. Once he passes the bar, Jack’s father wants him to become partner in the law firm owned jointly by him and Lewis.  Lewis is Jack’s fiance’s father.  Jack is being coerced into marrying Mia, who he doesn’t love.

 Jack is not happy, and is only going through the motions of marrying Mia because he was given an ultimatum.  Jack has too much to lose, so he is going forward with marrying Mia to make “everyone” around him happy.  Jack is living his life on auto pilot, as his life has been mapped out for him by his father. 

There are only a few things in life that Jack enjoys, one being singing in his band with his best friends, Donovan and Reece.  Jack has kept this little secret to himself, because he knows his father would frown upon it.  His father thinks he stopped singing when he was in high school. But Jack needs this.  He needs an outlet, a chance to be himself.
Liam sees how Jack is struggling just to get by.

“Sometimes, I catch the brother that I grew up with trying to come out, but he stays locked inside as though he’s frightened about what would happen to his well ordered life if he did.  As kids I used to call him Phoenix.  He once told me, that one day he would crash and burn, and when he did he wanted to be reborn, like the mythical bird, the Phoenix.” ~ Liam

Jack is intense, to say the least.  When Thalia is introduced to Jack, sparks fly!!  The chemistry between Thalia and Jack is electrifying.  Neither one of them seem to be able to keep their eyes off of each other.  There is an instant connection and sexual attraction.

When Jack met Thalia, he couldn’t stop thinking about her.  There is just something about Thalia, and Jack didn’t have the strength to stay away from her.

 “Stay away from me.  My brother doesn’t bite, but I do!” ~ Jack

In actuality, did Jack really want to keep his distance from Thalia?  Why couldn’t Jack get Thalia out of his head?  How can he have feelings for his brother's "girlfriend"? Has Thalia turned Jack’s life upside down? Can they find a way to be together?

Throughout the book, Jack struggles with his feelings for Thalia.  Does he go forth with the marriage that has been arranged? Will he be honest with his father and risk his future?  Will he follow his heart and call the wedding off? Will he allow everyone else to dictate his life?  Does he have a future with Thalia?

Thalia struggles with her feelings for Jack as well.  She knows he is supposed to be getting married at the end of the summer.  Why can’t she get him out of her mind? Why did she allow herself to have feelings for him when she knew he wasn’t available?   What was she thinking when she agreed to come home with Liam? 

Sizzle has some twists and turns in the plot.  Some that I didn't see coming.  Sizzle is a GREAT book, the title speaks for itself!!  Lexi Buchanan did an amazing job and I tip my hat off to her.   The men in this book are smoking HOT and setting off fire alarms.  Jack has muscles, tattoos, piercings, and might I say, in all the right places (evil smile) He is every girls rock star fantasy. Not to mention, Reece and Donovan are smoking hot as well. 
I am looking forward to reading Reece's story, I am sure I WILL NOT be disappointed. 

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

As I placed the mic back into the stand, I couldn’t help but smile in pride. We rocked the place tonight and even ended our turn on stage with ‘Love, Lost and Found’. It was a slow number to give the guys in the crowd a chance to get their hands on the women.
While I’d been singing, I’d had a front row seat watching the ‘chick’ from before going between the three of us with lust clear in her eyes. She had no chance with me, but I’d glanced at Donovan and Reece a few times and knew as soon as our stint was over they’d be all over her, and in her.

I’d be a liar if I said I hadn’t been turned on with the sizzling glances she’d kept throwing at me, because I had been. The boner in my jeans could attest to that. Unfortunately, I couldn’t act on it.

Walking towards the bar to distract myself from the throbbing going on below my belt, I bumped into a dark haired girl, who started to tumble forwards. Placing my hands on her hips to stop her from tipping over, her ass rubbed up against my groin.

She turned her head. “Is that for me?” she purred, rubbing against my dick, which had gone hard as fuck.

Taking a deep breath, I gently pushed her away from me, “No. Sorry.”

I carried on walking, but changed direction towards the back where I knew the guys had taken the ‘chick’. God, I hated that word. I needed to come badly; otherwise my dick wouldn’t go down. I hadn’t had sex in forever, but my fist worked fine, although I was getting fed up with it.

Donovan and Reece were in the storeroom, so taking another breath; I knocked on the door. “Guys, it’s me,” I shouted through the door, knowing it would be useless trying to open it since it would be locked.

I heard the lock click before the door opened slightly. I pushed my way in, much to Donovan’s shock.

“You’re joining us?” Reece asked, in disbelief from between the woman’s thighs.

“Not exactly.” I wasn’t sure what the hell I was doing in the room with them. Sex was out of the question; since Mia I’d stopped with the one-night stands. Once or twice I’d watched the guys with women, jerking off to the show.

This wasn’t a first. We’d done a threesome with a woman on more than one occasion with our cocks in her cunt, ass and mouth. Yeah, it had been hot as fuck, and with just the memory, my dick hardened even more.

“I’m staying over here,” I said, backing up to the wall, resting against it. I had a first class view of the naked woman on the desk, who was already groaning, thrashing her head from side to side. I wasn’t surprised as Reece had his mouth buried between her thighs, with Donovan sucking her tits; then she came with a squeal, which Donovan moved to capture in his mouth.

I stroked my cock through my jeans, then thought fuck it, unzipped and unbuttoned the denim that had been keeping me contained and let my swollen dick burst free.


I was born in Bolton, Lancashire within the United Kingdom, where I lived, and worked at the University of Bolton. In 2010, I moved to Ireland with my husband, four kids and pack of animals.

We are now settled in a lovely town, in County Cavan. The kids love their schools, once they get there that is.

My eldest daughter, is on the Irish Junior Archery Team, and spends her time training. At least she does when her dad can get her off her ipad, reading or listening to music.

I have recently joined the book review blog, Book Addict Mumma and made a wonderful new friend in Kristy Louise Garbutt, my new boss!

My kindle is loaded with too many books to mention, as I absolutely love to read when I have the chance.

My all time high would be to stand at the foot of Mount Everest in the Himalayas.

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