Sunday, June 18, 2017

PREORDER ENTWINED by EMMA JAMES - HELL'S BASTARD # 4 - ADULT SUSPENSE ROMANCE


***PREORDER ENTWINED - Hell's Bastard # 4***

Whisper is finally safe—or is she?

Boxer is about to learn being a father figure comes with a whole lot of complicated.

Edge has saved his sweet and wild girl—but where do they go from here on out?

The hunter may well have become the hunted.

More twists and turns than a pretzel and an epic love waiting to be revealed—as long as they can stay alive long enough!



Saturday, June 17, 2017

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Goodreads Reviews:
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Friday, June 16, 2017

BOOK REVIEW - FORGOTTEN SINS by REBECCA ZANETTI - SIN BROTHERS # 1 - FOREVER - ADULT SUSPENSE ROMANCE


By: Rebecca Zanetti

Published By: Forever

Released: Available Now

Details: Paperback from library, 364 Pages

RATING: 4.5 SHANE STARS!

Blurb: Goodreads

His Secrets Can Destroy Her


From the moment Josie laid eyes on sexy, mysterious Shane Dean, she was in love. Their desire ignited a passionate affair, and within weeks, Shane had slipped a ring on her finger. It seemed her every fantasy was coming true . . . until her new husband disappeared without a trace. Now, two years and one broken heart later, Josie is shocked by the hospital calls: Shane has been found . . . at a crime scene with no memory of how he got there.

Her Love Can Save Him

Shane can't remember the blue-eyed angel at his bedside—or who he even is—but he knows something isn't right. His hearing is razor sharp, his physical strength incredible, and the urge to protect Josie overwhelming. For powerful enemies are hunting him, and Josie is the key to discovering why. As Shane struggles to unravel his past, dangerous new truths come to light. Can he protect the only woman he's ever loved? And can Josie trust a man she thought she knew—one who carries such a deadly secret?



BOOK REVIEW:

This is my first Rebecca Zanetti read and I really liked it.

Shane is dead sexy, a total hot tamale. I kept finding myself ogling the guy on the cover who I think is a very good representation of his character, while reading.

Yummo!

The first half of this book was a definite five star read for me. Shane was so sexy and mysterious—but then I think things became a little obvious and I thought maybe Josie lost some of her shine—in my eyes.

The three week let’s-get-married part of the story was simply told. There is no build up. There was no real reason for me to believe Josie and Shane’s love was so strong, because I hadn’t been told anything. That was a little different as you don't have a real basis for their relationship, you kinda come in two years later, with snippets. 

There were more reasons explained why they shouldn’t stay together, than why they should. It was a little different this aspect of the story.

It is a wonderful first installment and I absolutely LOVE Malloy. He’s written very well. 

The villain side of the story was great. You kinda want to throat punch the...

I won’t talk about the other characters, but to say, I am looking forward to their books.

I did enjoy all the action, and there is plenty.

I will be continuing this series and am eager to find out about…

Sshhh… I can’t say. 


Saturday, June 10, 2017

BOOK REVIEW - INTO THE FIRE by JEANIENE FROST - NIGHT PRINCE # 4 - ADULT PARANORMAL ROMANCE - AVON BOOKS


By: Jeaniene Frost
Published By: Avon
Released: Available Now
Details: Paperback from library, 340 Pages

RATING: 5 VLAD STARS!

Blurb: Goodreads

In the explosive finale to New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost’s Night Prince series, Vlad is in danger of losing his bride to an enemy whose powers might prove greater than the Prince of Vampire’s….


In the wrong hands, love can be a deadly weapon.

For nearly six hundred years, Vlad Tepesh cared for nothing, so he had nothing to lose. His brutal reputation ensured that all but the most foolhardy stayed away. Now falling in love with Leila has put him at the mercy of his passions. And one adversary has found a devastating way to use Vlad’s new bride against him.

A powerful spell links Leila to the necromancer Mircea. If he suffers or dies, so does she. Magic is forbidden to vampires, so Vlad and Leila enlist an unlikely guide as they search for a way to break the spell. But an ancient enemy lies in wait, capable of turning Vlad and Leila’s closest friends against them…and finally tearing the lovers apart forever.



BOOK REVIEW:

I really enjoyed this final installment in the Night Prince spinoff series.

Don’t fear! Ian shall be back in his own series in 2018.

Ian is a wonderfully cheeky character who is teamed up with Vlad and Leila, in their fight to break her free of the violent spell cast on her. And Mencheres... is always a delight to read about.

No sighting of Cat or Bones, but that is okay. 

What I love about any of the books in the Night Huntress World; is how Jeaniene writes. A lot of readers won’t take the time to really notice the detail in her writing, because flipping the pages rapidly comes first. I love the facial movements and all those little things that may not truly get noticed when reading. A lot of work goes into keeping all that...different.

Anyhoo, another wonderful installment—although not as sexy as some of the books in the past—but definitely fast paced and action filled.

I think this was a perfect finale for Leila and Vlad and a nice lead in for Ian and...

Well, I can’t say who, you gotta read this book to find out. ;)

If you haven't started Night Huntress series with Cat and Bones...dayum! Where you been at?

You don't have to read that series first to enjoy Night Prince series, but you really gotta love Cat and Bones. He would be one of my fave PNR characters.

Humma...humma!

Vlad is pretty awesome too.


Monday, June 5, 2017

TOO HARD TO HANDLE by JULIE ANN WALKER - ADULT SUSPENSE ROMANCE - SOURCEBOOKS

By: Julie Ann Walker
Published By: Sourcebooks
Released: Available Now
Details : Paperback from library, 400 Pages

RATING: 4.5 DAN 'THE MAN' STARS!


Blurb: Goodreads

"The Man" is back.

Dan "The Man" Currington is back in fighting form with a mission that takes him four thousand miles south of BKI headquarters, high in the Andes Mountains of Peru. He's hot on the trail of a rogue CIA agent selling classified government secrets to the highest bidder, when Penni DePaul arrives on the scene. Suddenly the stakes are higher, and keeping Penni safe becomes Dan's number one priority.

And this time she's ready.

A lot has changed since former Secret Service Agent Penni DePaul last saw Dan. Now a civilian, she's excited about what the future might hold. But before she can grab onto that future with both hands, she has to tie up some loose ends-namely, Dan Currington, the man she just can't forget. And a secret that's going to change both their lives-if they can stay alive, that is.



BOOK REVIEW:

This is an addictive series for me; I just keep coming back for more.

Dan ‘The Man’ Currington is a great character. He is sexy and good at his job.

When Dagan and Dan team up on a mission to hunt Winterfield down with the ever funny, Chelsea—little does he know—Penni is about to walk back into his life.

Action starts pretty much from the get go: Bullets are flying, sexual tension is flying, banter is flying and they actually do some flying.

Too Hard To Handle is a great addition to the Black Knights Inc series.


Sunday, June 4, 2017

TRUST by KYLIE SCOTT - YA/NA CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

By: Kylie Scott
Published By: Kylie Scott
Released : July 2017
Detail: Netgalley for honest review


Blurb: Goodreads

Being young is all about the experiences: the first time you skip school, the first time you fall in love…the first time someone holds a gun to your head.

After being held hostage during a robbery at the local convenience store, seventeen year old Edie finds her attitude about life shattered. Unwilling to put up with the snobbery and bullying at her private school, she enrolls at the local public high school, crossing paths with John. The boy who risked his life to save hers. While Edie’s beginning to run wild, however, John’s just starting to settle down. After years of partying and dealing drugs with his older brother, he’s going straight—getting to class on time, and thinking about the future.

An unlikely bond grows between the two as John keeps Edie out of trouble and helps her broaden her horizons. But when he helps her out with another first—losing her virginity—their friendship gets complicated.

Meanwhile, Edie and John are pulled back into the dangerous world they narrowly escaped. They were lucky to survive the first time, but this time they have more to lose—each other.

BOOK REVIEW:




“Why is there one set of rules for you and another for me?”
“Because I never knew a girl I wanted to look after before.”


Yes! Yes! Yes!

Kylie Scott has gone Indie for Trust—her soon to be released YA/NA novel—and boy, is it a good one.

This is good.

Really good.

I gotta say…it is refreshingly good. She has a niche here in this age bracket and it shows. She is owning it with Trust.

I’m not gonna tell you anything about the story, but to say, it is up there with the best of them in YA/NA story telling.

The sex scene was written very realistically, with a hint of humor and the right enough for this age bracket.

You will love both characters, John and Edie, and sidekick-dude. You may notice a name inside Trust, too. 😉

Totally dug it.

It’s not too hard to predict it will hit the NYT Best Seller list etc.

I want more writing like this from KS.

Giddy Up!


Saturday, June 3, 2017

BOOK REVIEW - THE PROTECTOR by JODI ELLEN MALPAS - ADULT CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE - FOREVER

By: Jodi Ellen Malpas
Published By: Forever
Released: Available Now
Details : Netgalley from Publisher for honest review, 384 Pages

RATING: 3.75 - 4 STARS

Blurb: Goodreads

People think they have Camille Logan nailed: daddy's girl; beautiful, spoiled young woman with her father's bank balance to fund her lifestyle. But Camille is determined to have a life free from his strings. Out on her own, she's made mistakes, including one that found her clawing her way back after a stint in rehab and plenty of bad press. Now, after fighting so hard to be independent and happy, she finds her life threatened as a result of her father's ruthless business dealings. Caught between resentment and fear, Camille prepares herself for the measures her father will take to protect her. But nothing could prepare her for the ex-SAS sniper who crashes into her life.

Jake Sharp resides in his own personal hell. He was distracted from duty once before, and the consequences were devastating--both personally and professionally. He vowed never to let that happen again. Accepting the job of bodyguard to Camille Logan isn't the kind of distraction from his demons he should take. Women and Jake don't mix well, yet protecting the heiress seems the lesser of two evils. But Jake soon discovers that she isn't the woman she's perceived to be. She's warm, compassionate, her presence settling, and his duty to protect her soon goes deeper than a well-paid job, no matter how hard he fights it. He needs absolution. He comes to need Camille. But he knows he can't have both.


BOOK REVIEW:

I read The Protector, some time ago and I held off writing my review. I haven't yet read the This Man series, it is still on my TBR pile. I have all the books. I have only read the first two books in One Night series.

Damn... I wanted to love this story, I truly did. I think that is why I held off writing my review, because it is written by Queen JEM.

I have to be honest with my reviews, and I always am, and this one crushes me a bit to write.

I simply didn't find the story original and I didn't connect with Jake until the end...then I was all sniffles.

It was mainly  a connecting with the two main characters thing, for me. 

I still enjoyed the read, but I wanted a protector story that I connected with both characters, and it worked for me as the reader.

This is just my one personal opinion, and I can see so many readers totally dug it with four and five star reviews, and some felt like me. And that is ok.


Thursday, June 1, 2017

BOOK REVIEW - FASHIONABLY DEAD by ROBYN PETERMAN - HOT DAMNED # 1 - PARANORMAL ROMANCE

By: Robyn Peterman
Published By: Robyn Peterman
Released: Available Now
Details: Kindle Purchase, currently FREE

RATING: 3.75 STARS!

Blurb: Goodreads

Vampyres don’t exist. They absolutely do not exist.

At least I didn’t think they did ‘til I tried to quit smoking and ended up Undead. Who in the hell did I screw over in a former life that my getting healthy equates with dead?

Now I’m a Vampyre. Yes, we exist whether we want to or not. However, I have to admit, the perks aren’t bad. My girls no longer jiggle, my ass is higher than a kite and the latest Prada keeps finding its way to my wardrobe. On the downside, I’m stuck with an obscenely profane Guardian Angel who looks like Oprah and a Fairy Fighting Coach who’s teaching me to annihilate like the Terminator.

To complicate matters, my libido has increased to Vampyric proportions and my attraction to a hotter than Satan’s underpants killer rogue Vampyre is not only dangerous . . . it’s possibly deadly. For real dead. Permanent death isn’t on my agenda. Avoiding him is my only option. Of course, since he thinks I’m his, it’s easier said than done. Like THAT’S not enough to deal with, all the other Vampyres think I’m some sort of Chosen One.

Holy Hell, if I’m in charge of saving an entire race of blood suckers, the Undead are in for one hell of a ride.


BOOK REVIEW:

This is my first Robyn Peterman read, and Fashionably Dead is FREE on Amazon. Robyn has over 2000 ratings. (an author's dream)

Readers love this series.

Now this is only my one opinion that is coming late into the game and doesn't mean a great deal in the 'bigger picture'.

I did enjoy Fashionably Dead. Robyn has a great sense of the silly in her writing and you can tell she is having a really great time writing this story.

I’m gonna state up front that I am giving this 3.75 stars, but I still enjoyed this book and will be continuing the series.

For those readers who have read the Chicagoland Vampires by Chloe Neill, they may notice a few ‘little’ things in Fashionably Dead. One of them is having the lead character named Ethan and kinda (in my personal opinion only) resembling Ethan from Chicagoland Vampires. In my head I kept seeing THAT Ethan all the time, rather than Hot Damned’s Ethan.

Just me… I know.

It was a little distracting in my head when reading. Not a reason to bring the stars down though. Not at all. Loads of peeps have not read CV series so would not notice these things.

Moving on.

I lowered my stars purely based on my level of rating and what I want from a story as a reader. I felt there was a lot of ‘speed-dating’ so to speak when it came to plot. I call them plot-jumpers.

It was almost like Robyn was so super excited to spin her yarn, she couldn’t slow down and flesh-out some places—which is okay for the reader who digs that.

I felt things were a bit too convenient. What I mean is Astrid didn’t really earn her stripes, she was handed them on a silver platter… every time.

In the early stages of the book we are ‘told’ things rather than ‘shown’ which was part of my whole ‘speed-dating’ comment.

The Kev has trained Astrid. When? But we are told; so it is. This is one example. Speaking of The Kev… guy is an absolute hoot.

Now this story isn’t to be taken seriously, it is a total pile of the funnies, but a story still should have a good structural bone up the middle—IMO. It’s the glue that holds it all together.

Astrid I felt needed some work. A bit of  laying-down-the-land with her character—I thought was necessary. Everything is kinda taken in its stride. Her BFF, Gemma, takes everything in her stride. There’s a lot of ‘striding’.

I did have a chuckle at the 6% roughly mark when Astrid discovers her new self and Gemma is more worried about Astrid getting her hair done without her.

BIG PLOT JUMP.

WT!! Bahahah.

Again, nothing is taken too seriously and I had to keep reminding myself of this, but I thought some honest, deeper emotions, could have come into play, that were a bit more realistic.

There seemed this whole area that had been torn out of the book that I missed. LOL

The Kev is a fave—visually. (insert chuckling)

Pam… totally dug what Robyn did there.

I won’t continue with the things that lowered my stars, because I am late to this series and it was the first book. So many dudes have read it and loved the shit out of it and that is awesome.

A definite pool-side read.

8 books in the series, loads of 5 STARS thrown at it… I’m in for the ride.


Saturday, May 27, 2017

BOOK REVIEW - WHEN IT'S REAL by ERIN WATT - HARLEQUIN TEEN - YA CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

By: Erin Watt
Published By: Harlequin Teen
Released: May 30th 2017
Details: Netgalley, from publisher for honest review, 416 Pages

RATING: 4.5 STARS

Blurb: Goodreads

From #1 New York Times bestselling author duo Erin Watt comes the addictive contemporary tale of a teen rock star in need of an image makeover and the teen girl hired to be his fake girlfriend.

Meet Oakley Ford-teen celebrity, renowned pop star, child of famous movie stars, hottie with millions of fangirls… and restless troublemaker. On the surface he has it all, but with his home life disintegrating, his music well suddenly running dry, and the tabloids having a field day over his outrageous exploits, Oakley's team decides it's time for an intervention. The result: an image overhaul, complete with a fake girlfriend meant to show the world he's settled down.

Enter seventeen-year-old Vaughn Bennett-devoted sister, part-time waitress, the definition of "normal." Under ordinary circumstances she'd never have taken this gig, but with her family strapped for cash, she doesn't have much of a choice. And for the money Oakley's team is paying her, she figures she can put up with outlandish Hollywood parties and a team of publicists watching her every move. So what if she thinks Oakley's a shallow, self-centered jerk? It's not like they're going to fall for each other in real life…right?



BOOK REVIEW:

I’m a HUGE fan of Paper Princess. When I got the opportunity to read When It’s Real—early—I was rather excited. Thank you Harlequin Teen.

I really do love Oakley aka Oak. What I liked about his character is we were able to understand a little more what a real rockstar or musician’s teen life can be like.

It’s not all shits and giggles. There is the excess of more than chicks just throwing themselves at you. You are also missing the ‘normal’ that balances out the crazy lifestyle. You may be underage, but everything is there for the taking. Technically you are thrown into an adult world where rules don’t apply to you.

Oak had access to anything; it didn’t make him necessarily happy. He needed more from his music. He wants to be taken seriously and to have growth in an industry that dictates your every move.

Vaughn—by chance—has been chosen to be Oak’s fake GF…let the angst begin.

Okay so this idea isn’t necessarily a new one, but I did really enjoy When It’s Real.

The character I felt was quite redundant was, W. I know he’s there for the angst and dramalama, but Vaughn and Oak could have stood on their own two feet without W in this story. Even his name gives us the predictable outcome. W isn’t even worthy of the rest of the letters in his name. I kinda got annoyed only reading him as W; I mean he’s not in a James Bond movie.

I did dig this story, and I am becoming a very big fan of this writing duo.

I highly recommend reading When It’s Real.


Sunday, May 21, 2017

BOOK REVIEW - TWIST by KYLIE SCOTT - DIVE BAR # 2 - PAN MACMILLAN - ADULT CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

By: Kylie Scott
Published By: Pan Macmillan
Released: Available Now
Details : Paperback from publisher for honest review

RATING: 4.25 JOE STARS!

Blurb: Goodreads

When his younger brother loses interest in online dating, hot, bearded, bartender extraordinaire, Joe Collins, only intends to log into his account and shut it down. Until he reads about her.

Alex Parks is funny, friendly, and pretty much everything he's been looking for in a woman. And in no time at all they're emailing up a storm, telling each other their deepest darkest secrets... apart from the one that really matters.

And when it comes to love, serving it straight up works better than with a twist.




BOOK REVIEW:


Another nice easy read in the Dive Bar series.

This series hasn’t so far grabbed me—as much as the Stage Dive series—but it is still a very enjoyable series.

Joe and Alex have an unusual start to their HEA. Angst plays a rather large part in Twist.

I am very intrigued by Eric’s character. He can appear a bit of a douche sometimes and others…

Looking forward to Chaser and Eric’s story and maybe getting a little deeper.

I’m always gonna crack open a Kylie Scott read.