Reviews for Books by Piper Rayne

Sep. 12, 2018

Flirting with Fire (Blue Collar Brothers Book 1) by Piper Rayne is sweet, hilarious, hot, impacting, and uplifting!

Synopsis:

Everyone knows that if you play with fire you'll end up getting burned…

What happens when you attend a first responder's bachelor auction with your best friends? Well, if your name is Madison Kelly like me, your friends end up bidding on a date for you with your high school crush.

That's right. Even back when I was 'Fatty Maddie' to all my classmates, I had eyes for the quarterback of our football team. Not like I was the only one.

Mauro Bianco may fight fires for a living, but he still sets my heart ablaze. One look at the rugged, muscular man he's turned into and I want to slide down his pole.

One date. That's all I'm committed to. A few hours and I can tuck him back into that tattered old shoebox in my closet.

As always, the universe has other plans. I never would've predicted that in a matter of days he'd turn from my dream guy into my business partner-and that's when things got interesting.

Ceej’s Review:

I swear that Piper Rayne is trying to knock another of their books off my #1 favorite list.  I say that because I’ve never had one of their female protagonists mirror parts in the deepest, darkest corners of my heart.  However, I am not surprised that my favorite duo did it.  Flirting with Fire is a beautiful story of letting go of past impressions and reaching for that golden future.

Maddie…with the exception of the braces, I was her in high school.  There was that one guy that made my heart speed.  I was and am like her the way she is now when it comes to other people.  And again, like her, when I relax, that’s when the funny comes out.  I love her relationship with her best friends so much!  That one scene in the house in the beginning had me giggling then outright laughing!

Mauro…*sigh* can I just please have him?  I love his sense of humor and his big…heart (what were you thinking I was gonna say? LOL!).  There were times I wanted to smack him upside his head like his mama does, but other times, I wanted to hug him!  He’s not perfect.  Far from perfect, but he is so perfect for Maddie.

Gah M&M forever!  Piper Rayne, ladies, I don’t know how you do it.  And let me say, I’m not completely happy about having that mirror into my high school years.  However, what eclipses that is the message of this story.  It’s one that my friends have tried to beat into my head for a long time.  Figures that Flirting with Fire would be the one to make me feel that lesson.  Thank you, ladies. 

(Sprinkling unicorn glitter over my favorite duo)

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Jul. 12, 2018

Happy Hour (Charity Case Book 3) by Piper Rayne is a tale of love and lust, honesty and lies, acceptance and forgiveness, trust and lies-by omission, delicious hotness, utter hilarity, and heart-squeezing angst!

 

Synopsis:

The perfect man for her is the one she hates most. #gofigure

Dating is hard.

Dating in your thirties is even harder.

Dating in Chicago is harder still.

I haven't given up on finding my happily-ever-after, but in the age of swiping right and Netflix and chill, I'm wondering if everything is as temporary as my marriage turned out to be.

Truth is, there is one guy I can't get my mind off of.

Roarke Baldwin has salt and pepper hair I've dreamed of running my hands through and I'm pretty sure that if I checked he really does have a six pack of abs underneath his suit. And I've always wondered what that stubble on his face would feel like between my thighs.

The problem? He's the one man I hate more than my ex-husband…

His divorce attorney.

Ceej’s Review:

Happy Hour is a tale of love and lust, honesty and lies, acceptance and forgiveness, trust and lies-by-omission, delicious hotness, utter hilarity, and heart-squeezing angst!

Hannah…made me love her then broke my heart then put it all back together again. How many of us are or were like her when it comes to love and marriage? How many of us are so incredibly stubborn that we blindly hold onto deep-seated distrust? And now how many of us have gotten smacked in the head with an epiphany that opens us, not only mentally but emotionally as well? Now don’t get me wrong, I think I’m more stubborn than Hannah. However, she was the one that showed me that keeping an open mind after my trust was violated is key to my personal survival. I admit there were times that I wanted to shake her for her misplaced antagonism and rudeness. It made my heart so happy to see the change in her, and it gave me hope.

Roarke…I absolutely fell in love with him. His relentless pursuit of Hannah made me grin. His persistence opened my eyes to see what kind of man he is underneath the divorce attorney persona he wore like a well-loved shirt. He is far from perfect, and he made me fall more in love with him with each revelation. There are few things sexier than a man who pursues a woman with cunning, honesty, gentleness, and vulnerability. What he did towards the end for Hannah? S.W.O.O.N. Piper Rayne, I need a Roarke!

Piper Rayne, I do not know how you ladies do it. You make me break a rib (kidding) from laughing then turn around and bring that tickle to my nose that signals the forthcoming tears. I cannot wait to see what you ladies come up with next!

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May. 30, 2018

Afternoon Delight (Charity Case Book 2) by Piper Rayne is 5 stars of heat, pain, forgiveness, redemption, joy, and a ton of laughter!!

Synopsis:

The perfect man for me is the one who broke my heart. #thanksbutnothanks

 

Once bitten.

Twice shy.

Yeah, I wish.

I'm on a mission to find myself a nice, solid, respectable man. The only problem is nice, solid, and respectable comes in a meh package and is B-O-R-I-N-G as hell.

It's been established. I have one type. Bad Boy. I tried the other flavors, I really did. But there's nothing like the allure of a man who takes what he wants without apology.

As if my love life isn't dramatic enough, Dean Bennett walks into my life again thinking he's going to win me back with his charm and charisma. He might come in a different package, but under that expensive suit he's still the same cocky, arrogant, pompous prick who only cares about numero uno.

I'm not that naïve young girl anymore so I have to ignore the fact that the way he looks at me practically sets my panties on fire.

Everyone deserves a second chance to right a wrong. The problem? He's not just an ex-boyfriend…

He's my ex-husband.

A SECOND CHANCE ROMCOM STANDALONE from a duo of USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHORS.

Ceej’s Review:

Afternoon Delight is 5 stars of heat, pain, forgiveness, redemption, joy, and a ton of laughter!  Just when I think there won’t be a book that will rival my favorite book of theirs, though I thoroughly love and enjoy all their books, Piper Rayne proves me wrong. 

Chelsea is a woman that I’d have a blast hanging out with, whether we are at a bar or watching movies, or just chilling out.  I adore her sarcasm and honesty.  I felt her pain when she thought or spoke about her marriage and divorce.  Her struggle was hard and I don’t blame her one bit for how she felt for Dean…before they reconnected.  I rejoiced when she broke and opened her heart again.

Dean is a man that I admire.  It takes serious strength and courage to do what he did in the interim between their divorce and their reconnection.  It also takes serious gumption to admit fault and take responsibility.  I absolutely adored his persistence with Chelsea.  And everything he did?  Swoon!!

Afternoon Delight is a book that reminded me that love can survive.  There were moments where it brought those dreaded tears to my eyes, not just in commiseration, but in laughter.  Piper Rayne never fail to make me snort and belly laugh, tear up, try to rub the ache out of my chest, and fan my face as I swoon.  I cannot wait to see what else they come up with!

 

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Apr. 26, 2018

Manic Monday, an all-new hilarious and romantic standalone from Piper Rayne, is LIVE!

 

The perfect man for me is a blood-sucking lawyer. #pfftwhatever

 Been there.

Done that.

Burned the T-shirt.

 I didn’t swear off all men after my divorce, but I sure as hell swore off anyone remotely like my ex. On the top of that list? Attorneys. Everyone knows they can’t be trusted.

 Now that I’m back in Chicago, my focus is my daughter, my mom and me. I haven’t given up on finding my happily-ever-after, it’s just on hold—indefinitely.

 Then I see Reed Warner again, and he weasels his way into every part of my life, not willing to take no for an answer.

In spite of my better judgment I can’t stop thinking about the way his designer suits fit his muscular frame, or the way his blue eyes seem to eat me up with every glance.

You know when you’re on a diet and even hummus seems irresistible? Reed is like the equivalent of chocolate éclair and my willpower is fading fast.

 The problem? Not only is he a lawyer…

He was the best man at my wedding.

 

Ceej’s Review:

 Manic Monday is amazingly wonderful.  Who knew I could fall for such a good guy?  I absolutely loved Reed!  And Victoria?  I already liked her from previous books.  I think one of the reasons I liked her so much is because she just may be as stubborn as I am.  LOL!  Nothing she did surprised me and for once, I loved that about her.

One thing I love about Piper Rayne novels is the fact that they’re not just about a man and woman finding each other.  Victoria has Hannah and Chelsea, who are such amazing characters on their own and help round Victoria out.  Both had me rolling in laughter!  But when they’re all together?  I wish I were right there with them!

Reed…(sigh) I need a Reed.  He’s such a good man.  When Victoria discovered what he did outside of work?  Cue the swoon.  I love a man who does that and enjoys it.  Want to know what that is?  Gotta read it for yourself!  I adore his persistence and his smirks!  One thing I didn’t expect from him made my heart drop (thanks a lot, Piper Rayne)!

Manic Monday will definitely be on my reread list.  Piper Rayne never fails!  I can’t wait to see what they come up with next!

 

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