CJ Carmelo

Smashwords book reviews by CJ Carmelo

  • Good Girl on Sep. 21, 2013

    If you're in the mood for a quick hot read, then this one's for you! This was effectively narrated in the first person point of view. The sensual images and feelings the persona evoked were arousing, and there's sexual tension as well. This doesn't leave anyone unsatisfied since it's just one after-shower scene with a steamy finish.
  • Complicated on Sep. 25, 2013

    It's amazing how ironic the title is. "Complicated" is a simple title, but that alone says it all, and I loved it! Kudos to A.C. Dupuis for a captivating read! The whole novel was expertly written and it was fast-paced, which I appreciated a whole lot. It didn't drag on in circles; this story is quite fresh, I don't have any other story to compare it to. Both Ali and Ty are unpredictable, because they are who they are and often misunderstood. It's not the characters per se that drew me in, but the story as a whole. From the beginning I thought they'll just get it on, one night stand, sparks, conflicts, then happily ever after. It didn't work that way, not at all. There were some shockers, and I hated the happily married couple (Rachel and Tim) for a while but they redeemed themselves in the end. While reading the story and sympathizing with the hero and heroine's sad plight, I can't help but think of a solution to their problem, but it didn't work out that way. I gotta say it was kickass. There's a form of cheating that I didn't mind at all, Ali and Ty deserve to be together. She's strong, but there were times the strength waivered when it came to Ty, it's obvious he's her weakness. I'm glad for the Marshall Law, it's like saying when you want something done, you gotta do it yourself. I'm looking forward to other future books from Ms Dupuis.
  • The Hunters on Dec. 15, 2013

    This is the first time I've read of vampires in the non-erotic sense, but in a deadly one. This reminded me of a Japanese anime I watched because vampires are feral, soulless beings. I felt like I was watching a movie cause this one has the makings of a good one. The author set the mood well since I was caught up in the "we might die today" feeling and the characters were diverse. There were some scenes that annoyed me cause some of them were immature. The events that followed were unpredictable cause I always sensed that danger lurked around. In a time of tragedy, self preservation kicks in and some deep-seated longings come out in the open. It's also good that the author conveniently mentions bits of history through some characters' musings. All in all, this is a good read but it's really not my type of thriller.
  • Sin City Stripping on Dec. 29, 2013

    My oh my how the words made the pages burn! I agree with the other reviewers about a lot of action going on with this novel. To borrow the author's words, this is his "raunchiest" and it's no holds barred. I was looking for something hedonistic that only happens in adult films and others' fantasies and it exceeded my expectations. There was a lot of teasing and the sexual tension was off the charts. Where better to indulge in this sex fest but in the city of sin? The location was perfect, Mr Satisfy lived up to his name, he really set the mood and the occasion. I want to point out the part I love which is a married couple uninhibited and though there's adultery, everything is consensual. Just to give some readers an idea, there's FF, FFM, MMMF, and some acts were definitely hardcore it's not for the prudes. There's something for everyone and the scenes were never boring and if you just want a quick and racy read, be sure to get a copy of this.
  • Workers Playtime. on July 19, 2014

    A short, fun, and sexy read. Really kinky and exciting!
  • Playing Away From Home. on July 19, 2014

    This was a satisfying multiple - partner romp!
  • Coming Home on Aug. 21, 2014

    I was in the mood for a small town contemporary romance but this book exceeded my expectations. I like the author's simple writing style, it really works and she doesn't beat around the bush. I have to say there were few grammatical errors, they aren't really that noticeable. It was predictable at first, a weekend fling, a mutual attraction, and plans start to formulate on how to make a long distance relationship work. I was blindsided by the conflict, I wasn't expecting it and I liked the story even more. She has short chapters so it never bored me, I read this quickly so it really caught my attention and sustained it. Emmie escaped small town life with the help of her grandmother Honey, and is now a successful lawyer in San Francisco. Hicks took the responsible route and went back to help his widowed sister and her 2 kids. He managed their farm while being a father figure alongside his best friend Tommy. He's really smart but not really maximizing his talents. I like the secondary characters and their hea. Ms Dupuis got the small town mentality and classic characters down pat. I'd like to say she's an expert about it cause the b*tch character was really annoying. The sex scenes were hot in here too, Emmie and Hicks were explosive in the sheets and they're sweet out of bed too. This story made me tear up a bit, I really felt for the both of them but I didn't give this 5 stars 'cause Hicks wasn't strong enough. I'll leave it at that.