Book Review – The Expert (Bad Babygirls, #3) by Zoe Blake


Hello bookish friends!! Today, I have my review for the final book in the Bad Babygirl series by Zoe Blake and what a ride it has been… Definitely felt uncomfortable and out of my comfort zone, but I still enjoyed the overall storyline.

The synopsis comes with a warning from the author and I suggest you take that literally. Even though there’s humor and a few lighthearted moments, this book/series is twisted. There are no sweet hugs, swoony kisses, or gentle touches. It’s a daddy dom erotica series, so if that’s not your thing, then you migth want to skip this.





Published: July 16, 2019

Genre(s): Contemporary, Dark Romance, Erotica, BDSM

Format: Kindle Edition 251 pages




I control everything about her life… she just doesn’t know it.
Despite her dangerous profession she has an air of naïve innocence.
It makes her weak, vulnerable… easy prey for a man like me.
Until now, I’ve been content to stay in the shadows, but someone has made a deadly mistake, they have threatened what’s mine.
My little one is about to understand that Daddy is done watching.
It’s time I claim my babygirl.




A Twisted, Dark, and Exhilirating Conclusion


Book Rating 4.5 Hearts / Series Rating 4 Hearts

The Expert perfectly wraps this series with more danger, angst, steam, humor, and believe it or not, there’s even a few heartwarming moments. I will never understand or get this Daddy Dom kink, but if it works for some people, then that’s great and I think they’ll really enjoy this book/series.

I like danger, sinful, and dark romances with a some tender and sweet swoony moments so reading this series really took me out of my comfort zone. It wasn’t an easy story to get through, but I honestly don’t regret picking up this book/series and I really did have some twisted fun with the babygirls.

As I mentioned in my review for The Thief, I really rooted for Lyla and Roman together and enjoyed their chemistry and bantering. However, I think The Expert is my favorite book out of the series because of Quinn. I enjoyed her character development the most, and like Piper and Lyla, I felt really protective of her. I found her sweet, shy and quiet nature quite endearing. There’s also something charming, magnetic, and lovable about Quinn. She’s incredibly talented, resourceful, smart, and caring. I won’t spoil anything for you, but Quinn is totally a badass babygirl and I really like how much she matures in the end.

The romance between Quinn and Ryder is steamy and exciting. I liked their chemistry and some of their scenes are quite fun. However, I found Ryder just overwhelmingly possessive and controlling of Quinn that it turned me off quite a bit. I do like that he’s protective of Quinn… actually I think in some twisted way, I loved how insanely protective the men are with their babygirls. I also seemed to like Ethan and Piper a bit more in this book. But, my number 1 ship in the series is still Lyla and Roman.

This has been a wicked ride! After reading this series, there’s no doubt in my mind that  Zoe Blake is an astonishing dark romance writer. While I’m still and very much not into the type of dark romance stories she writes, I think she’s incredibly gutsy, wildly creative, and talented. I honestly felt so uneasy and distraught throughout this book/series, but I still could not stop myself from reading and turning the pages. There’s just something delciously addictive with the overall storyline.

All in all, The Expert is a fabulous ending to this twisted dark romance series. I honestly can’t say if I’ll ever seek out and read these type of stories any time soon, but if you love and enjoy reading taboo kinky romances, then I think this book series is perfect for you.

I voluntarily downloaded an ebook copy via Kindle Unlimited. All thoughts and opinions are my own. divider4





If I have to hurt her to get what I want… I will.
No is not an option.
My little con artist is about to learn I run my criminal enterprise with an iron fist.
She is no exception.
She will do as Daddy tells her or there will be pain.
Little does she know how much I will enjoy inflicting it.






I will stop at nothing to get the information I need.
No matter how much she fights me… I will win in the end.
My little thief cannot steal away, I don’t care how hard she tries.
Daddy’s in charge now.
She either follows my rules, or there will be consequences… painful ones.







Daddy’s going to own me.
I knew computer hacking would get me into trouble one day, but not like this.
Kidnapped and held captive in a military compound, I’m held down and branded with the number thirteen.
Just when I think my captors have pushed me to the end of my limits, I discover there’s worse to come.
A man forcing me to call him Daddy.
He’s going to make me submit to him.
The more I fight, the more he likes it.




Bio taken from author’s Amazon Page


USA Today Bestselling Author in Dark Romance and Horror
Amazon Top 100 Author

There is something delicious in our desire for the corrupt, our ravenous appetite for the brutal, the profane, the unspeakable. The taboo. I write the type of books that give you a frisson of unease; that will have you questioning your own resolve as I take you on a dark ride of twists, kinks and perversions of both the flesh and mind. Enjoy the blush and tremble as you read each decadent word. XOXO Zoe





Thanks for stopping by lovelies. Do you read out of your comfort zone? Have you read any dark romances? What are some of your favorites?



Blog Tour – When We Believed in Mermaids by Barbara O’Neal (Author Guest Post)




Published: July 16, 2019

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

Genre(s): Women’s Fiction

Format: Paperback: 352 pages


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From the author of The Art of Inheriting Secrets comes an emotional new tale of two sisters, an ocean of lies, and a search for the truth.

Her sister has been dead for fifteen years when she sees her on the TV news…

Josie Bianci was killed years ago on a train during a terrorist attack. Gone forever. It’s what her sister, Kit, an ER doctor in Santa Cruz, has always believed. Yet all it takes is a few heart-wrenching seconds to upend Kit’s world. Live coverage of a club fire in Auckland has captured the image of a woman stumbling through the smoke and debris. Her resemblance to Josie is unbelievable. And unmistakable. With it comes a flood of emotions—grief, loss, and anger—that Kit finally has a chance to put to rest: by finding the sister who’s been living a lie.

After arriving in New Zealand, Kit begins her journey with the memories of the past: of days spent on the beach with Josie. Of a lost teenage boy who’d become part of their family. And of a trauma that has haunted Kit and Josie their entire lives.

Now, if two sisters are to reunite, it can only be by unearthing long-buried secrets and facing a devastating truth that has kept them apart far too long. To regain their relationship, they may have to lose everything.




How far would you go to change your life?  

I’ve always been fascinated by the ways people deal with trauma and change.  It’s a cornerstone in nearly all of my books—who gets through trauma? How do they do it?

I once met a woman who had discovered that her husband was having an affair with a secretary in his office. She marched into the office, met the woman face to face, and kissed her.  “I just wanted you to know what I tasted like,” she said.

The thing is, it had been ten years since that moment. She was long divorced and sitting with a man who clearly adored her, but she had never really left the past behind. She was still stuck there.

How do you really leave the past behind?  How do you escape a life you’re mired in? A life that doesn’t serve you?  A life that will almost certainly kill you?

That’s the central question in new book, When We Believed in Mermaids.  Sisters Kit and Josie have lived through a sometimes idyllic, sometimes horrific childhood, and each of them have to find ways to make a life after they’ve lost everything.  Kit devotes herself to her studies and to surfing with a goal of becoming an ER doctor.  Josie…takes a different route.  One seems like the right answer, and the other is shocking, but what does it really take to make a new self?  To start a new life?

I hope you’ll surf along with Kit and Josie on the beaches outside of Santa Cruz and Auckland, as they twirl with their dog on the sand and learn each other’s secrets after decades of silence.  It was a book I loved writing and offer to you with so much love.


barbaraoneal.jpgBarbara O’Neal is the author of twelve novels of women’s fiction, including The Art of Inheriting SecretsHow to Bake a Perfect Life, and The All You Can Dream Buffet. Her award-winning books have been published in more than a dozen countries, including France, England, Poland, Australia, Turkey, Italy, Germany, and Brazil. She lives in the beautiful city of Colorado Springs with her beloved, a British endurance athlete who vows he’ll never lose his accent.


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Review Tour

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Tuesday, July 16th: Kendra Loves Books

Wednesday, July 17th: Reading Reality

Thursday, July 18th: Literary Quicksand

Monday, July 22nd: Palmer’s Page Turners

Tuesday, July 23rd: Erica Robyn Reads

Thursday, July 25th: Jathan & Heather

Friday, July 26th: Thoughts on This ‘n That

Monday, July 29th: Sincerely Karen Jo – author guest post

Wednesday, July 31st: Cheryl’s Book Nook and @beastreader

Thursday, August 1st: Amy’s Book-et List

Friday, August 2nd: Not in Jersey

Friday, August 2nd: Lori’s Reading Corner – author guest post

Monday, August 5th: Broken Teepee

Wednesday, August 7th: Girl Who Reads

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Friday, August 9th: Kahakai Kitchen

Monday, August 12th: Openly Bookish

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