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Monthly Subscription Boxes #8: Risque Reads

This is the 8th in our series of romance novel subscription box reviews. If you haven’t read our first post about our product reviews do so here. This review is for the Risque Reads, Fantasy.

Box Details:


$10.99 + Shipping

For me the cost was $13.90


  • We ship books during the first week of each month. We use USPS because it keeps the cost of your subscription as low as possible. Please keep in mind that shipping may take at least 10-14 business days. If you are a new customer you will get the next month’s box (i.e. order anytime in January and your first box will ship in early February). If you need your box in a hurry, please email us and we’ll work with you to make the appropriate arrangements.
  • Currently we can only ship to the contiguous United States and Canada. US shipping is $4 and Canadian shipping is only $10.


Three box options:

  • Erotic Romance – Hot and sexy stories!

  • Fantasy – It’s all about shapeshifters, monsters, werewolves, vampires & more

  • Obedience – Domination, psychological control & light BDSM

Overall Thoughts:

Risque Reads

My first thought is that I have received the wrong box type.  They actually have info on their website about if that happens to email them.  So, I’ve sent off an email.

I will update this post when I hear back from their service/support staff about how to deal with getting the wrong box, but for now we’ll move on.

I think some of the previous boxes set the bar pretty high for cool factor.  So I was a littler underwhelmed for this one. No real wow factor here. However, it is a good value for cost.  It did come with a small sample size lotion.  The books were nice quality trade paperbacks.  I received Charade by Lori Foster and the Story of X by AJ Molloy.



Lori FosterGoodreadsOutrageous:
Judd Sanders couldn’t believe it when the beautiful, wide-eyed woman he rescued from some drunk hoodlums started poking her gorgeous little nose into his business. She was obviously a menace to herself – not to mention to his libido. Worse, she’d blow his cover. For little did Emily Cooper know that Judd was really a cop – whose cover left him a little too “uncovered” for his liking.

Grade school teacher Carlie McDaniels trades in her frumpiness for the look of an exotic harem girl, at least for one costume party. So long, spinsterhood—and hello tall, dark and handsome Tyler Ramsey….

Even after the best night of their lives, Tyler hasn’t guessed the identity of his harem hottie…and Carlie plans on keeping him in the dark. After all, a gorgeous guy like Tyler would never fall for his smart-talking best friend. And Carlie’s not sure she wants to know what would happen if he ever unveiled the naked truth!


The Story of XGoodreadsA darkly seductive and passionate tale of secret societies, elaborate rites and sexual experimentation, in the tradition of the captivating classic Story of O and Kubrick’s film Eyes Wide Shut.

Shy American student Alexandra Beckmann-‘X’ to her friends-arrives in Naples desperate for adventures beyond the sheltered life she has led. She is there to study the Camorra, an infamous Italian crime organization. But in the sun-soaked, ancient city streets, her research leads her to a man like no one else she has ever met.

Irresistibly handsome, Lord Marcus Roscarrick is an Italian aristocrat with a mysterious past. Yet, underneath his refined exterior, X senses a man who is well-acquainted with danger.

Soon they begin a passionate affair, and X is drawn into Roscarrick’s world-a world she never dreamed existed. But as she falls ever more deeply under Roscarrick’s spell, X must decide whether she dares to submit entirely to this shadowy realm of dark desire.

Books can be purchased at: Amazon

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Love and Care

By Shalan

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