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Preview — Hold Me If You Can by Stephanie Rowe
Hold Me If You Can (Soulfire #3)
Stephanie Rowe is an acclaimed author whose high-octane romances are attracting a growing readership. The third in a paranormal romance series packed with danger, sensuality and clever twists features Nigel Aquarian, a warrior with an artistic bent, and Natalie Fleming, a chocolatier who has a new lease on life. But her freedom comes with a dangerous gift she doesn't want....more
Natalie Fleming, owner of Scrumptious the boutique chocolate shop, has finally managed to repair the damage to her store by demonic leprechauns and is awaiting the Michelin-O (O for Otherworld) team that will rate her magicked desserts. Natalie is a Sweet, gifted with theability to create supernatural chocolate desserts and treats. She crafts sweets for men with sexual problems and gives people the ability to follow their sensual dreams. After being bitten as a child and cursed, she’s been given ...more
It's unfortunate when the first thought that comes to your mind once you've finished a book is "Thank God it's over!"
The entire experience was painful. Hold Me If You Can is a paranormal romance so coated in sugary silliness I literally think I got a cavity. There wasn't a single moment in this book I could take seriously. The fierce warrior hero uses flower shaped throwing stars... Okay... and if that wasn't weird enough the vill ...more
Escaping Hell Was The Easy Part...
Nigel Aqurian has escaped with his life, and with his inner demons. He needs beautiful Natalie Fleming, the woman he’s admired from afar for years, to soothe his turmoil...if only she wasn’t consumed with her own problems...
Staying Out Is Gong To Be The Real Challenge...
Ever since her brush with death, all Natalie wants is ...more
The plot was so screwy and beyond real that I had a lot of trouble reading this book. Natalie was just so messed up I had trouble relating to her in any way. She fought to hard to be the victim until the very end, when she finally got her act together. Now Nigel was unique but a little psychotic in his pursuit of not hurting anyone.
If there are more in this series I probably won't get the next one, which is to bad because I really like Stephanie Rowe's books! It is just this series ...more
We have a h who is afraid of herself, and a H who is...afraid of himself. He uses art to calm himself so he can control his abilities. She just...avoids that side of her. And somehow, the villain's sidekick from the first book has figured out how to tap into both of them - his art teleports whomever he draws to the chick's den. She, OTOH, is getting the side effects of the chick's usage of black magic.
There were a lot of loose ends for what appears to be the last book in a trilogy. We nev ...more
I’m sorry, but this really isn’t a positive review at all.
I really, really tried to give this book a chance. I made myself keep going, telling myself to see how it went as I got further. About 2/3 of the way in, though, I decided there are enough books out there I am desperate to read, so I called it a day with this.
First of all, it’s part of a series, which I didn’t realise from the description, or from being in Natal ...more
Nigel Aquarian is a warrior with an artistic bend. He was a warrior held captive in the Den of Womanly Pursuits, which was a hellhole where he and his warrior friends were tortured for 150 years. Some of the torture devices are just plain crazy and I’m ...more
Pick up a piece of high quality chocolate and let it melt on your tongue. The smell of it, the feel of it as it melts, and the pure joy you feel all add up to the seduction that is chocolate. Imagine that all packaged inside you, understandable that there would be creatures salivating at the very sight of you.
Chocolate and seduction go hand in hand, and for Natalie you can’t separate the two. With her affinity to chocolate Natalie has survived being the target of such a creature and de ...more
Natalie has been given a second chance in life after she was bite by a Deedum while she was very young she was left with an expiration date, having already lost her mother and everyone of her sisters except Reina, Natalie knows loss. Natalie beat the curse and now she wants to live her life, but she doesn’t know how, she lived in fear her whole life and then lived out of control before her “death” she now doesn’t know how to find that happy medium so has sh ...more
Natalie Fleming is a Sweet with a problem. Bitten by a Deedub when she was a small child her life has been a series of ups and downs ever since. She has gone through hell just trying to have a normal life and has even died in the process! Now she is back, and on the verge of opening her new chocolate store Scrumptious which will allow her to help people find their sensual side! That's if she can avoid being eaten by the Deedubs. Something that the deli ...more
Hold Me If You Can is the t ...more
I only have a few things to say about Stephanie Rowe’s Soulfire series. First of all, I really liked the first book in the series (Kiss at Your Own Risk). It was hilarious and so different from other paranormal romances I’d read at the time. Best of all the heroine was not normal at the beginning or end of the book. Well ...more
Surviving her first murder by a deedub was one thing, but opening her boutique chocolate shop is a whole other kind of nightmare. Natalie Fleming is trying to shake her difficult past and look forward to a bright new future. Still, the dreaded deebubs keep tracking Natalie down, attempting to finish the job they f ...more
the third in the paranormal Soulfire series, it tells of Nigel and Natalie. Nigel is a warrior freed from Angelica's Den along with his friends. Natalie is Sweet, she creates and helps humans and paranormal with chocolate. Deedubs LOVE Sweets, and Natalie has survived and Deedub bite, something unheard of.
When Nigel draws (quite literally) his team mates back into the Den, he and Natalie are faced with their worst fears and have to ...more
Too many unanswered questions about the setting, the characte ...more
This is a first for me (when I'm writing this; it's November, lol); finding a book that's part of a series that just makes me feel like I'm too out of context from not reading the rest of the book. Many books I've read made more sense if read in the series order but did hold their own well enough by themselves, too.
In this case, I went for about half the book before finally giving up. Just too much "Huh?" going on in my head to keep goin ...more
Rating: 3.75 out of 5
The other day I posted on Twitter that Stephanie Rowe’s Hold Me If You Can is crazy goofy but lots of fun. That pretty much says it all! This was one hilarious paranormal romance, full of all kinds of silliness. I happen to love that sort of book, but if you’re more into gritty urban fantasy or less humorous paranormal romance, this book is not for you.
I have to admit that I haven’t read any of Ms. Rowe’s books before ...more
If a reader is looking for a book that teeters on the edge of a cliff, keeping them off balance with suspense and daring do, then this story will be worth checking out.
First, this is a part of a series but a new reader will have no problems with feeling connected to the storyline or characters. They are going to be consumed with Nigel and Natalie because the author focused solely on them. There are references to the previous book but ...more
Nigel Aquarian, our hero, is the third warrior of the original four who escaped from the DWP. No, not the Department of Work and Pensions, the Den o ...more
Like I said before, I am a huge fan on Stephanie Rowe. So, if you've never re ...more
Once the light dawned, she immediately left behind "work" as the world defines it and went to "work" as she defines it, which means getting up ...more