If you (like me) enjoy a good piece of fluff every now and then, you could do a lot worse than Lisa Kleypas' Cold-Hearted Rake Is it perfection? I didn'If you (like me) enjoy a good piece of fluff every now and then, you could do a lot worse than Lisa Kleypas' Cold-Hearted Rake Is it perfection? I didn't think so. <--Personal opinion! But, like I mentioned, at this point...I'm just in it for the fluff.
In other words, while I didn't fall in love with the hero or the heroine, I have to say that Kleypas can spin straw into gold. I mean, I didn't even realize that I wasn't crazy about the couple until after I finished the book! So. Yeah. Well done!
By the way, I read the teaser for the next book in this series, and it looks pretty cool!...more
Sexy Scottish dude, who is verra, verra good in bed, finagles his way into a fake marriage with a scrappy Englishwoman. Do I realMen in kilts, amirite?
Sexy Scottish dude, who is verra, verra good in bed, finagles his way into a fake marriage with a scrappy Englishwoman. Do I really need to go on? Is that not enough to get you to try this one out?! sigh
Ok, if the steamy scenes aren't enough for you, then maybe the promise of humor will suck you in? *clears throat*
Madeline is painfully shy (read: has panic attacks in crowds), so when she's faced with the London Season, she makes up a teeny-tiny white lie. She tells her family that she's met, and become engaged to, the perfect man...Captain Logan MacKenzie! And then she proceeds to write him hilarious fake love letters for years! Of course, she has to post the letters to make it look real, but she makes sure that the regiment she's sending them to doesn't actually exist.<--This (because the mailman will not be denied!) will come back to bite her in the ass.
Sadly, all good things must come to an end. So, with a heavy heart, Madeline kills off her imaginary beloved, and goes into mourning. And since her godfather had left her (and her betrothed) a castle, she promptly retires to a quiet life in Scotland. *BLISS* Right up till the realCaptain Logan MacKenzie shows up, determined to blackmail her into marriage.
And that's just the start of one of the best romance novels I've real in quite some time. It's got it all! It's smart, sexy, and soooo funny! Here's a bit of advice from one of MacKenzie's soldiers on how to get Madeline interested in him...
"You strip down to your skin, and then you have a dip in the loch. Wait until she comes looking for you. Because she will. They always do. But pretend not to notice when she does. And then - just when she's close enough to see and she's been watching for a while, you rise up out of the water. Like a dolphin. Or a mermaid. Shooting up through the mist and pushing your hair back with both hands"-Rabbie thrust both hands through his hair to demonstrate-"with all the little beads of water trickling down over the ridges of your shoulders and chest." He danced his fingers down his belly. "Like so." Monroe snorted. "So he's supposed to go down to the loch at half-crack o' the morning, paddle about in the frigid water for an hour or two, and then emerge? I'm finding it difficult to believe she'd see anything impressive."
Madeline is smart, talented, spunky, and now one of my favorite romance heroines of all time! Throughout the entire book she continually surprised me with her honesty, intelligence, and sense of humor. And Logan? Well...
Sure, there was some unnecessary back-and-forth at the end, but this is a romance novel, so that sort of thing gets a pass with me. I really don't want to spoil the details for you, but I will say this is going on my favorites shelf. Hmmmm. I wonder if it's too soon to do a re-read? Nah.
Oh! And I almost forgot to mention Rex & Fluffy! No, seriously, she has pet lobsters. You've gotta read it...
Here's the thing: I don't like the Daughters of the Steppes.
All of the women and men in these books are annoying, brash, and selfish. And I love them! BHere's the thing: I don't like the Daughters of the Steppes.
All of the women and men in these books are annoying, brash, and selfish. And I love them! But for some reason, these Steppes just annoy the hell out of me. They come from a society that believes men are helpless, stupid, and too emotional to make their own decisions. Which, admittedly, sounds funny, right?! And it is...for about 20 seconds. Until you realize that these women never really break their prejudice against men. So. Yeah, it's kinda the way I would feel about a male who thought the same thing about women. Unless he changed his tune, I wouldn't be rooting for him to 'get the girl' in the end. sigh I tolerated didn't mind the last book with Kachka's sister in it (she was a bit nicer), but this one just worked my nerves.
Feel the Burn's saving grace (for me) was that I'm so invested in finding out about this Final Battle between Annwyl and this cult, I can kind of tune out the voices of these ridiculous Steppes women. Sadly, that means the romance is purely background noise, at this point. Fortunately, there's a lot of new information, and plenty of interesting characters show up to keep the story moving forward. Abominations, FTW! <--You gotta be a fan of the books to get that one.
Honestly, I don't know how many more of these books I want to read, so I'm kinda hoping that Aiken wraps this shit up sooner, rather than later. But knowing me, I'll keep on reading these to the bitter end. Maybe the next book will have a better female lead?
Thank you to NetGalley & the publisher for a digital review copy.
Edit: As if I needed more reasons to love this author, he is donating all the (admittedly minuscule) profits of this book to RAINN ( Rape, Abuse, &Edit: As if I needed more reasons to love this author, he is donating all the (admittedly minuscule) profits of this book to RAINN ( Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network).
I was able to identify it as a she-human. One of their females, and of breeding age—but toward the tail end of her fertile time. I tensed. According to my data chip, this was one of the most aggressive creatures I could encounter on this planet. Despite her diminutive stature, I would need to be on guard.
Bwahahahahahaha! But seriously, fuck you, Mr. Author Man. I'm at the tail end of my breeding time, and I'm so goddamn sweet my husband hasn't disagreed with me in years. Isn't that right, honey?
Anyhoo. So there's a bit of this...
A ferocious alien/warrior/dinosaur crashes into the sweet human woman's home!
But he's got the, um...voice of a valley girl? Still manly! Plus, a bit of miscommunication over who is actually taking one for the team in this scenario. Oh well, like all good monsterporn, everyone ends up enjoying themselves. BECAUSE TENTACLES! You can't go wrong with tentacles in the ass. It's a scientific fact!
And I liked the special birth control! Mint chocolate chip spooge with-time release orgasms...or a baby? Is there any way we could turn that into a real thing? No? sigh Ok.
I'm not the type to 5 star a 9 page piece of monsterporn, but it gets extra stars for this little gem:
The she-human seemed to have expressed her interest in mating, but I needed to be sure. “Do you consent, knowingly and willingly, to fornication with me, Alf-Khalan?” Mating consent was a physiological requirement of my species—we were unable to achieve tumescence without it.
I'm betting this guy has a daughter...
Heh. But, unbelievably, this was actually funny enough that I chortled out loud a few times. Thanks for sending me a copy of this masterpiece, Rod Holder.
I like G.A. Aiken's Dragon Kin stuff, so I'm familiar with the characters and their world. However, if this is your first introduction to the3.5 stars
I like G.A. Aiken's Dragon Kin stuff, so I'm familiar with the characters and their world. However, if this is your first introduction to the series, some things may be confusing and/or you may not get all of the inside references. Although, you also don't have to know anything about the ongoing stories to read this, because it's a prequel (of sorts) that tells how Glheanna & Bram originally got together.
The good thing is, since none of the other things in the series have happened yet, you won't get bogged down trying to figure out how all of the other humans and dragons that keep popping up are relevant to the story. But you since this is mostly written as a story for hardcore fans, I'm not 100% certain it would be all that much fun for the newbies. So. *shrugs*
Personally, though, I had fun reading this shorty! Bram is known as a bookish royal that the queen sends out as an ambassador to broker treaties and such. Glheanna is a badass warrior that frightens everyone into submission. At first glance, not exactly the kind of couple that looks like they would mesh well.
Of course, they do, because these guys are the parents of a some of the main characters in the full length books. Plus, you know...romance novel! Can't remember their kids' names right now, but I'd know 'em if I saw 'em!
If you're a fan of the books, you won't want to miss out on this little gem. And if you've never read about Aiken's insane, brawling, foul-mouthed, shape-shifting, sexy dragon clans before, then you don't know what you're missing.
Big thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a digital copy to review.
Buddy read with o0Sarah0o! Check out her review HERE.
K. I read Go Fetch! a little while ago, and sort of thought it was decent, except for some of theBuddy read with o0Sarah0o! Check out her review HERE.
K. I read Go Fetch! a little while ago, and sort of thought it was decent, except for some of the squicky sex scenes. But I kept wondering if I should have started with the first book...first, you know? So, here we are.
The good? I finished it quickly, which means I thought it was a very readable book. Laurenston is a talented writer, in that she can keep my eyes moving along the page. I also like the way scars or 'handicaps' are treated in this author's books. You routinely run into characters (like Sara) who have visible scars, one eyeball, maybe missing an ear... And yet, it's not something that their lover ever has to learn how to see past. Usually they (like in this book) don't think anything about it, or find it sexy that they got injured in battle, or are so used to one-eyed people running around that it's just par for the course. It's cliché, but beauty really does start on the inside and work it's way out. I just farted out a glitter rainbow with that one, didn't I?
The...not good? Awful sex. Awful.
I guess Laurenston's idea of true love means he has a constant hard-on for her, and her vaginal walls drip with juices every time she sees him. Of course, having sex for hoursandhoursandhoursandhours? That means they're truly meant for one another!
*sigh* (view spoiler)[Fucking OUCH! Am I right, ladies? Look, I've been doing the sex thing for decades now, and I can honestly say that the idea of 'hours and hours' of sex is frightening to me. I'd have to have vaginal calluses (or something!) to want to participate in that. But for some reason, romance writers all want to make us feel like we need to have Sex-A-Thons with our guy or else... What? We aren't having a good time? We aren't sexually compatible? It ain't lurve? Fuck that. (hide spoiler)] You young gals go right on ahead, but when smoke starts pouring out of your clam, you'll wish you'd listened to me!
Occasionally, (but not as much as in Go Fetch!) the author had descriptions of things that made me sit up and laugh. Such as: He could practically hear her clit twitching from where he stood. Really? What the hell is wrong with it?! I think she may have confused it with something else, because I've got one of those things, and it has yet to start randomly twitching. Just sayin'.
My other big problem with this was the idiotic bitchiness. Sara and her two best friends acted like they were 12 years old, and not just normal 12 year girls...the (even more) annoying kind that are trying to look cool by loudly talking about their need for tampons. You remember those girls? They called each other sluts and bitches, but only to prove that they knew what the fuck those words meant. In their minds, they were badass chicks who pushed the envelope! They were rad! Everyone else avoided them like the plague, because they were jackasses who bragged (always during lunch!) about getting fingered by the weird high school boy who worked at the gas station. Yeah. You remember those girls. Well, lucky for us, there appears to be a series of books written about them. They call each other names and slap each other (for hours) to show their love. It's like the Sisterhood of the Traveling Cunts.
Cute! For about 10 seconds. Apparently, they also have no idea how to interact with other people without hitting or insulting them, either. Soooooo. How are any of them even alive at this point? Oh, well naturally, it's because the entire world finds these qualities adorable in other human beings...right?
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So when Sara recommended this one to me, I wasn't sure what her motivations were. I mean, maybe she was trying to get back at me for some of m3.5 stars
So when Sara recommended this one to me, I wasn't sure what her motivations were. I mean, maybe she was trying to get back at me for some of my recommendations to her. Evidently, I almost ruined Wonder Woman for her... Pshhht. As if! Anyway, I went into Wolf with Benefits with my fingers crossed, hoping that it wasn't some sort of a clever prank.
It wasn't! I thought this was a pretty cute story about a family of crazy prodigy jackal-shifters, and the normal sister who keep them all from imploding. And the hillbilly(ish) wolf-shifter that she falls in love with. Plus the psychotic sister that's slurking around in the shadows. Oh, and also, a whole lotta other characters that I would probably recognize, if I hadn't started on book #8. *shrugs*
I should also mention that while I've read quite a few of this author's Dragon Kin books (penned under the name G A Aiken), I've never actually finished anything she's written as Laurenston. I've gotta say, the way she writes as Aiken is still what I prefer, but this wasn't half bad. Anyway, if you're in the mood for a lighthearted PNR, then this is something you might find interesting.
Did you like Tangled? Well, if you thought Drew's voice was hilarious, and can't wait to read more from him about his relationship with Kate? Go somewhDid you like Tangled? Well, if you thought Drew's voice was hilarious, and can't wait to read more from him about his relationship with Kate? Go somewhere else. Yeah, this whole book (other than a little epilogue thingy) is told from Kate's point of view. And while I love Kate, she's just not as funny. So, no, this book does not have the same kind vibe as Tangled. I'm not saying that to keep you from reading Twisted, I just want to warn you to get your expectations in check. It's still a good romance, it's just different.
It's a fairly compact story that starts a few years after the first book left Drew & Kate with their HEA. I liked it, but there were a few issues I had with some parts of the plot. Ugh. This one is difficult to review with giving spoilers, but (basically) after a huge misunderstanding, Drew screws up. BIG TIME. The entire thing was such a fairly obvious mix-up, and you'll kind of roll your eyes at the ridiculous 'snowball into nonsense' that ends their relationship. Honestly, if either of them had attempted to talk about what was happening, the story would've been over in 50 pages.
Him: You mean I didn't see what I thought I saw?! Her: No, it was something else entirely Him: So you love me? Her: Yes! And as an added bonus...
It's annoying when there's an easy answer just staring a couple in the face, but they're collectively too idiotic to open a line of communication. But I get it, there has to be something to shake things up, and in this case it was the old Jumping To Conclusions problem. Still. I'd like it to be a little less contrived.
But. The pace of the book bumped along nicely, and it didn't drag out the inevitable facepalm that Drew had coming to him...for too long. And Chase seems to be the kind of author who can get away with plot holes, because her writing is so friggin' bouncy and fun! Damn you, Emma Chase! *shakes fist* I mean, even with all my eye-rolling, I reallyreallyreally enjoyed reading this. Unbelievable! Part of the reason I liked it so much, I think, was because Kate's friends and her mother played such a large role in the story. I loved that her ex (from the last book) really redeemed himself, and helped her out so unselfishly. Her mom was awesome, and it was nice to get to know her in this story. It's so nice to see family & friends portrayed as a group that has your back! You know, instead of the usually passive/aggressive relationships I normally find myself reading about in chick-lit.
There was one thing at the end that for some reason really grated on my nerves. In fact, it annoyed me so much that I felt like I couldn't end this review without ranting about it! But don't click the spoiler tag unless you've already read the book or seriously don't care about spoilers, alright? (view spoiler)[ What the fuck was up with Drew's little comment in the hospital about how Kate was the kind of gal who would give him blow jobs and hand jobs until she 'healed up' down there! FUCK YOU! Ok, sure, he said he would reciprocate as soon as she was 'cleared by her doctor', but I don't care. No. She just had a baby a few hours ago! And there are stitches keeping her twat and her asshole two separate holes right now! So, no. She will not feel like sucking your dick for a while. Add on to that the crying, diaper changing, and feeding that a newborn requires, and I'd suggest he keep his dick hidden away from her for a while. Now, I'm sure there are women who wanted to 'please their man' in the delivery room, but I sure as shit wasn't one of them. And the whole insinuation that I'm somehow frigid because of that, pissed me off. Get real!
Also, who the fuck pops a boner watching their baby mamma breastfeed?! It's not sexual! There's a kid attached to the tit! *shudder* Do you get hot watching her drop a deuce, just because you like anal? Or maybe it's sexy when she pulls a tampon out?
Whew! Ok. So, yes, this was a fun romance, but don't expect the same thing as before. It's not as good as the first book, and the humor (while there) just isn't as funny. I'd still recommend it, though!
Huh. I had no idea that Viv Daniels was Diana Peterfreund's alter ego. I probably would have read this earlier, but then again, I probably wouldn't haHuh. I had no idea that Viv Daniels was Diana Peterfreund's alter ego. I probably would have read this earlier, but then again, I probably wouldn't have gotten quite what I expected, either. Hear Me is a New Adult (urban?) fantasy novella with a great big heaping spoonful of romance. It's short enough that I could easily ruin the plot if I explain too much, but it centers around two childhood sweethearts from different...backgrounds...that find their way back to each other.
I'm not a huge fan of books that center around the sex, but this one had an interesting story to go with it. And Hear Me also felt pretty well thought-out for a novella, so I was mostly happy with it. If you're looking for something a little different in a short romance novel, then this would fit the bill nicely.
I will say there's a part about his semen being evil that sort of freaked me out, but if you want to know any more about that, you'll just have to read the book.
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for a digital copy of the book, in exchange for an honest review.
Not a fan of the rapey books. And that's probably my biggest (but not my only) problem with Fairest of Them All. See, all I was hoping for was some flufNot a fan of the rapey books. And that's probably my biggest (but not my only) problem with Fairest of Them All. See, all I was hoping for was some fluffy romance-like stuff, and possibly an new take on Beauty and the Beast. For a few chapters, that's sort of what this was. Then this clanging warning bell went off in my head when the hero's inner monologue got a bit wonky. There were several other signs that things were careening from a quirky story to an icky story, but the writing wasn't awful, so I ignored them.
Holly is beautiful. Like, the most stunning thing ever born. EVER. EVEREVEREVEREVEREVEREVEREVER! No other woman in the world can compare with her beauty. And she has awesome tits to boot! I know this, because it's mentioned on just about every page. Even Holly can't stop touching her boobies, that's how fuckin' awesome those bad-boys are. Holly=Perfection Got it?
Holly keeps finding new and creative ways to get rid of suitors. Webbed toes run in the family, she has the pox, every other generation of women is insane (and her mother was fine), etc... Holly's father wants her to marry. She's 18. It's time. He sets up a tournament so that men can come from far and wide, and win her hand. Enter Gavenmore. He's under a curse. There's a whole backstory to it, but the short version is that every man in his family is doomed to fall madly in love with...and then kill...a beautiful woman. So why was he even entered in this tournament? He gets pissed at Holly for tricking him into thinking she was ugly, but he's the IDIOT who entered a tournament to marry the MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN IN ENGLAND! There are a lot of plot holes like that, but I could have ignored them if this story hadn't drifted into rape-is-cool territory. Anyway, in a effort to dissuade any suitors, Holly chops off her hair, blackens her teeth, uses soot to give herself the illusion of a mustache, pads her clothes...and binds her gorgeous knockers. So. Guess who ends up winning her hand in marriage?
Ok, all of that has the makings of a really cute story. Until about halfway through, there's a lot of funny/cute moments where these two start to fall for each other by building a friendship. Awwwww! Then this happens in a lake: (view spoiler)[ He finally discovers her treachery! So he holds her face underwater several times (to, you know, get the soot off), then rips the majority of her clothes off (to, you know, expose the padding and bindings), and hauls her through the castle and up to the tower in front of everyone (to, you know, lock her ass up). As he should! And there she stays for months. Hmmm. What so you do with prisoners that you're married to, but haven't slept with yet? Riiiiiiiiight. So. To prove that she's a virgin, and not a whore, he HAS to have sex with her, right? Right? Now, naturally, she loves it. Even though he won't kiss her, and even though he holds her down, and even though she's been kept prisoner in this tower for months, and... Here's the thing. He thinks he's raping her. He knows it's wrong. She was a virgin, and he fingered her, then fucked her. Nice guy. So for the rest of her captivity (no, he doesn't let her out after that), she tries to win him over. As she should! Right? Right? It becomes a Battle of the Wills, since now that he's had a taste of her, he just can't resist trotting up there every night and screwing her. Of course, he brings her sooooooooo much pleasure. She loves him, and she just knows that he loves her too...if she can only break through the walls he has erected around his heart! (hide spoiler)]
Fuck that! It's Stockholm Syndrome. Nothing about him, or anything he did was remotely acceptable. I was not pleased by any of the feeble excuses that the author stuck in there to excuse his behavior.
No. No, to all of that shit.
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She put her free hand to her face to rub her eyes in exasperation, but she smelled her scent on her fingers again. Dammit. Masturba5% into the book...
She put her free hand to her face to rub her eyes in exasperation, but she smelled her scent on her fingers again. Dammit. Masturbating in her sleep again.
Um. I'm going to put this one down now.
And I did... But I'm not quitter, dammit! So I re-downloaded this sucker from the library a few days ago and finished it. Why? Well, it was recommended to me by my good pal, Sara, so I wanted to give it a fair shake. In her defense, she recommended the series to me, because I enjoyed Laurenston's Dragon Kin stuff that she writes under the name G A Aiken. But since I'm an ass, I'm also going to have to point out that some of the descriptions of the sexy stuff kind of made my nose wrinkle and my gag reflex kick in just a bit. Now, I'm not blaming you, Sara, but I'm going to have to toss out an example here. *clears throat*
"He needed to know this was what she really wanted. She ran her small hand across his jaw and down his neck."
I know what you're thinking. This doesn't sound so bad, right? Wait for it...
"Then, slowly, leaned forward and began to lick her juices off his mouth and chin."
I guess I'm just a prude, but I don't wanna read a sentence like that ever again. Ewwww! Ewwww! Who does that?! Licks her juices off his mouth and chin... GAK! GAK! GAAAAAK!
Ok. I'm in my Happy Place now, and everything is all better. And really, other than a few really squicky lines like that, I actually liked this book. In fact, I'm kind of interested in reading the rest of the series. Apparently, these Packs and Prides are all fighting over something, and it got pretty interesting there before big showdown. Also, I like the OCD wolf-guy that we meet toward the end of this book, so I'm thinking I may go back and read book one to find out what the story is between him and his wife. So, yeah, believe it or not, I had fun reading this one. I'm not going to go out on a limb and recommend Go Fetch! to any of my friends like Juicy-Chin-Sara (as she will now forever be known) did, but I'm probably going to read this rest of these. It was an overall fun and fluffyish PNR!
Not quite as super-funny as some of the other installments, but still excellent!
M'kay. Not to poop on the parade, but I had to do some mental editingNot quite as super-funny as some of the other installments, but still excellent!
M'kay. Not to poop on the parade, but I had to do some mental editing when it came to our hero. Let me explain why.. Gwenvael has long blonde hair. Now, when I think of long blonde hair on men my mind wanders into two distinctly different directions.
B) I Can't Believe It's Not Butter
Alrighty, it's not just long blonde hair, though. Gwenvael is described as having blonde hair that comes below his knees. To me, this isn't sexy.
So. I very quickly pulled out my 'mental scissors' and gave that boy a trim. You're welcome.
And now that I had my Gwenvael, I could let the lust-fest begin. Oh, and also focus on the person that I really wanted to read about, Dagamr Reinholdt. Dagmar has always been one of my favorite characters in the other books, so finally getting a chance to read her backstory was awesome! She was just as impressively devilish as I thought she'd be, and seeing how Gwenvael the Handsome won her over was pretty entertaining. Dagmar (for those of you who don't know) is usually referred to as The Beast, and considered one of the most dangerous people to cross in the Dragon Kin series. Even the dragons are afraid of her, but not because she's the least bit physically frightening. Nope. She's one of those cold, calculating schemers that topples kingdoms (and evil sister-in-laws) without ever breaking a sweat.
So how does an apparently air-headed pretty boy win over a lady like that? Well, you've gotta read the book! Duh....more
Things to know before you read it: NOT A SEXY-TALE See, I thought with the title and all, this would be like a fUm. For a Kindle Freebie, this was cute.
Things to know before you read it: NOT A SEXY-TALE See, I thought with the title and all, this would be like a funny little erotica. Nope. No sex. Just a fairytale about a disembodied penis. And that's not a bad thing! I never go into these weird little stories thinking that I'm going to get to read something hot. So. Food for thought, nothing more.
NOT HYSTERICALLY FUNNY I see lots of OhMyGodIPeedMyPants reviews, but to me? Ehhhh. I thought it was good silly fun, but not once did I laugh out loud (aka LOL). I was expecting to double over with laughter, and it didn't happen. I did, however, smile quite a bit. So, don't go into it thinking you're getting comedy gold, and you should be fine.
NOT BADLY WRITTEN Here's where the author took me by surprise... The story? Well, first of all, there was a story! I know, right?! And second, it made sense! Or at least as much as a fairytale about an invisible penis can make sense... It was kind of adorable, and I found myself *rooting for the characters to get their Happily Ever After. I honestly didn't think I would care, but I did. So there.
If you get the chance, check this one out. I certainly wouldn't mind reading more by this author.
LOVED THIS! LOVED IT! I laughed, and laughed, and laughed, and then I laughed some more. Sooooo good! I have to say that I understand why some people foLOVED THIS! LOVED IT! I laughed, and laughed, and laughed, and then I laughed some more. Sooooo good! I have to say that I understand why some people found this book (Drew's voice in particular) offensive, rude, and obnoxious. He's a self-centered man-whore, and his inner thoughts are not even slightly redeeming. We first meet him while he's getting a BJ from a random redhead in a bathroom, and his immediate thoughts are only how quickly he can extract himself from her, and move on to the next good time. Because why in the world would he have sex with the same woman twice? Hang on. Did she just say she had a twin? Aaaaand we're back in business! Is Drew honest, or is he just a horrible person? Maybe a little bit of both. Thing is, I married a guy who sounds just like Drew. 14 years later, I'm used to that particular brand of honesty, so it cracked me up on several different levels. However, if you don't like leading men who aren't PC, then you'll want to steer clear of this one, because this guy is guaranteed to offend you. I get it, I do. It's just that my husband has used the excuse 'because I'm not a giant vagina' to get out of doing so many things with me, that I'm desensitized to it. At any rate, I loved Drew and Kate's story, and I can see myself coming back and revisiting this book over and over again.
This a typical romance in that Drew is unbelievably sexy, unbelievably rich, and unbelievably skilled with women. I should be annoyed with his lack of Real-World issues, but this was funny enough that I managed to over look his...lack of flaws, I guess? Tangled is one of those stories that I just chalked up to complete fantasy, and decided not to let my sensible side squish the fun.
Mild Spoilers Ahead:
Here's what I thought the author did right: First, when Drew realizes he's in love, he doesn't run off and deny it. It doesn't make sense when they have characters do that, you know? If you're in love, you act the fool. You do the whole embarrassing PDA stuff, you talk about them until your friends want to strangle you, and you otherwise just act all goofy and stupid. You don't run off. Not even relationship-shy dudes. I think that's something certain people tell themselves when their love interest runs for the hills. Oh, they're just scared of their feelings! Ehhh. I think they just don't like you. Maybe I'm wrong. I'm not. Second, it takes Kate a reasonable amount of convincing to take Drew back at the end. I know that some of you are probably thinking she took him back too soon, but let's face it, she was crazy about him. If you already want to believe someone, then it doesn't usually take much for them to convince you of something. She hung in there longer than I would have...
I'm not sure how I missed out on this little gem, but I'm sure glad I found it. If you haven't read this one yet, you need to check it out!
I LOVE THESE BOOKS! Love them! Violent characters, funny dialogue, and silly situations...what's not to like? But first, you've gotta forget that you reaI LOVE THESE BOOKS! Love them! Violent characters, funny dialogue, and silly situations...what's not to like? But first, you've gotta forget that you read that blurb. It's a somewhat accurate description of a teeny tiny bit of the book. Celyn and Elina are the romantic lead in this one, but there is so much more going on between the pages! And all of our favorite characters from the past books are back! ALL OF THEM! I think I'm already going a little crazy with the exclamation points. Maybe? Just a bit?
ATTENTION! This is a Big Deal: You've really gotta read these in order. This may seem like PNR about some hot dragon shape-shifters, but these aren't just self-contained lurve stories that happen to be set in the same world. There's stuff! Important battles, plots, and stuff that you've got to already know about. Or, at least, you'll wish you knew about. There's more than just raunchy sex with a lizard between these pages, ladies! Evil witches, poisonous princesses, and children who plot to kill their parents... And then there's also the bad guys! If you've had the pleasure of reading any of these books, then you know that the heroes and heroines are all kind of morally iffy. This book is no exception. In fact, there's a scene that involves Elina's evil mother, an axe, and the Mad Queen Annwyl that I simply can't get out of my mind. *winces...crosses legs* But there's a lot of humor to go with all blood, gore, and sex. I had forgotten how funny these books were until I found myself giggle-snorting through the majority of this one. I don't want to spoil anything for fans of the series, but it looks like there are some BIG changes on the horizon, and quite a few of them involve those crazy Abominations. *flails wildly* As I mentioned, everyone shows up in this one...including the children! *deep breath* Obviously, this isn't going to be something that everyone is going to love, but if you like PNR that doesn't take it'self too seriously, then this is a series you might like. And if you like mean, self-centered, obnoxious, violent, characters, as well? Then you need to check these out. Now.
Light My Fire was another hilarious installment in Aiken's Dragon Kin world, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Seriously! Go get it!
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a digital arc, in exchange for an honest review.
Julie James hasn't written anything that I haven't at least liked, and a several that are go-to re-reads every year. Practice Makes Perfect & JustJulie James hasn't written anything that I haven't at least liked, and a several that are go-to re-reads every year. Practice Makes Perfect & Just the Sexiest Man Alive are my favorites, but I just enjoy the way James does romance in general, so if it has her name stamped on the front, I'm gonna read it. Anyway, the FBI/ US Attorney series is perfect for someone like me, who is just looking for an afternoon of fluffy awesomeness.
Is there anything particularly special about this? No. It's a standard romance plotline, but it was so cute that I really enjoyed myself anyway!
Alrighty, for the purposes of this review, the part of Vaughn will be played by Stephen Amell, because that's who I kept seeing in my head.
So who played the part of Sidney, you ask? Who cares!? Lookit him!
Glad we cleared that up. M'kay. Vaughn notices Sidney while she's having a coffee date that isn't going well. Once she gives Bachelor #1 the heave-ho, he decides to step in and show her how a smooth operator talks a lady. And why not? He's confident, sexy, and know how to show a woman a good time. He's not some newb who doesn't know how to act, or doesn't know the the right things to say. Plus, chicks dig that he's an FBI agent, and... Wait. Did she just turn him down?!
Yeah. And not only does she shoot him down, but she profiles him as a commitment phobic womanizer! Which, ok...maybe he doesn't want to settle down. Why should he? But she didn't have enjoy being right so much! Oh well, it's not like he'll ever have to see her again. Pfft. Shit! Gonna be late to meet his brother and his girlfriend...
Or at least he is until he walks into the restaurant, and meets his soon to be new sister-in-law, Sidney.
Naturally, they get thrown together because of the wedding, and end up falling for each other. But not right away. Duh. First they have to be annoyed with each other, then fight the sexual attraction, then give in (but only as friends with benefits!), then get to know each other, then start to care about each other, then...oh, you know how it goes! Eventually he realizes that he doesn't want to play the field anymore, because he likes the idea of waking up next to her for the rest of his life. Yum. Seriously. Just...yum.
But! Now he's gotta convince her that he's changed! That he's ready for a real relationship, that he's marriage material, that he's not scared to commit, and that she's the only woman he wants.
Now, if I were Sidney, it wouldn't take much convincing. Just sayin'...
Whatever. You know how it's gonna end, so why fight it, baby?!
There's a somewhat decent plot under all the cheese, but it wasn'1.5 stars
I won this from a Goodreads giveaway thing.
Yay. I finally won a book. *cough*
There's a somewhat decent plot under all the cheese, but it wasn't strong enough. This was strictly a Paint-By-Numbers paranormal romance. Magic. Check. Sex. Check Danger. Check Magical Sex While In Danger. Check.
Marissa wakes up from a scary dream, and suddenly she has powers. So. She turns to her longtime crush/boss smexy P.I. Jack Slade (yeeees, that's really his name) to help her unearth the secrets of her past. Naturally, they both find each other irresistible. But. They've kept their feelings in check for several years, because they work with each other. Suddenly they can No Longer Resist. *insert tons of sex scenes that don't help move the plot forward* Please don't leave comments about how I 'Don't Get Paranormal Romance'. I do. No, it's not my favorite genre, but if it's done right, I like it. My personal opinion was that this was poorly written. Again. My Personal Opinion. Beyond that, there were things that struck me as odd or unlikely. For example: Marissa was wrapped in an embroidered baby blanket when she was left at the orphanage. No tags. No label. Slade (Master P.I.) thinks that they'll be able to track down the person who embroidered it... 30 years ago. And that this person might remember who ordered the blanket... 30 years ago. No. No, to that whole line of thinking. There's not a real private investigator who would even suggest something so stupid.
Some of the plot, while not terrible original, could have been interesting to me. I like witches, and I like mysteries. However, the writing felt amateur, and I had to force myself to finish. I would have DNF'ed it, but I felt guilty about the whole Winner-Winner-Chicken-Dinner thing. Anyway. I finished it.
This looks like the author's first book, so maybe the next one will be better?
Man, there are a ton of great reviews for this book! This won't be one of them. For me, Almost Matched was a stinker on many levels.
First, I thought itMan, there are a ton of great reviews for this book! This won't be one of them. For me, Almost Matched was a stinker on many levels.
First, I thought it was supposed to be funny. Guess what? Not funny. At all. Natalie and her friends were goofy, but not funny. Oh look at us! We all sit around and talk about sex! Aren't we funny?! No. No, you're not. We made orgasm noises when we ate scones! Remember how I nearly didn't make it to the potty in time...because it was soooo funny?! Remember? Huh? Remember?! Uuuuuh... Tee-hee! We had a swordfight with a dildo and a breadstick! Sober! Did I forget to say that we did that sober? Aren't we hilarious?! *crickets chirping* So for humor, you get some sort of immature stuff that you might have laughed at...when you were twelve.
Second stinky aspect of the book? Their Heartbreaking Past Will Move You. Or at least, that's what the blurb says. I held out judgment on Mr. Wonderful's 'heartbreaking past', even though it seemed like it was leading up to something fishy. Surprise! It was truly heartbreaking! No. Just kidding. It was waaaay stupid. Ok. He has this mysterious 'thing' that troubles him. He seems to go to a dark far off place sometimes... By the end of the book he's having a debilitating panic attack because of this 'thing' in his past. Finally, we find out that his college girlfriend was killed in a drunk driving accident. But there's something he's not saying... *cue dramatic music* (view spoiler)[So I assume that he was the one driving, right? Yeah, no. She had been on a downward spiral with drug and alcohol for a while. They were at a party, she made out with another guy, clubbed Mr. Wonderful in the head with a beer bottle, got in her car, and got smashed. Literally. But, of course, he feels guilty. Ok. Reasonable. But not to the point of panic attacks! And yes, I read the 'extra' where we find out that he was in the passenger seat. Yep. That sucked. But seriously? If you're curling into a ball, because that's the worst thing you've ever had happen to you? Warning: Rude Awakening Ahead! See, there's this little thing called, Life. It happens to all of us. Get over yourself, dude. (hide spoiler)] I'm not crying over that one.
Third nail in the coffin was that this was a novella. I usually fly through them, but I had to force myself to keep reading this one. I couldn't believe something that short could feel like Game of Thrones. There was always another page! Ahhhhh! It's The Neverending Short-Story! What if my kindle was cursed?! You are now entering...The Twilight Zone. Or. It just sucked.
Lots of people seemed to love this book. I thought it was crap.
I received a digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Not that this was bad, but it's definitely not the best in this series. It's (my opinion) an ok romance with decent characters.
There's not mu3.5 stars
Not that this was bad, but it's definitely not the best in this series. It's (my opinion) an ok romance with decent characters.
There's not much to say about this story that the blurb doesn't already tell you. And Robin and Phoenix don't really have any obstacles in their relationship that aren't fairly easy to overcome with a little bit of communication. They have a tiff at the end over what happens after the truth about Nathan and Robin comes out, but it's not anything that felt insurmountable. They met. They liked each other. They fell in love. They both had baggage. And they both were fairly understanding of the other person's issues. Kinda like real life...
I'm a big fan of McCarthy, but this one was lacking the trademark humor that draws me to her books. Without the usual dose of funny, this is just a Plain-Jane romance novel. Good writing, good story, good cover. It's...good. But it's not my favorite.
In case you were wondering, I received a digital arc from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Reading King Cave has made me a better parent. You heard me, reading this has done more for my maternal skills than all of those Parenting books writt Reading King Cave has made me a better parent. You heard me, reading this has done more for my maternal skills than all of those Parenting books written by so-called 'experts'. Mainly because I've never read any of them. I meant to, I swear! But they just looked so boring... So how did a book about magical creatures make me a better mom? Well, I am now far more tolerant of my girls screeching, squealing, and crying every time one of those poofy-headed boy bands comes out with a new video. *shudder* I used to point out that the one in the middle is quite obviously gay and could care less about the panties being thrown at him. The one on the far right is going to blow all of his money and end up living in a trailer park. But that's still better than the one on the end, who's probably going to end up face-down in a pool of his own vomit in five years. That was the old me. Now? I just smile, pat my sweet babies on the head, and tell them that one of those guys might end up being a Justin. Why the change of heart? Because I had a similarly goofy reaction to getting King Cave. I did this embarrassing tappy dance, I grinned till my cheeks hurt, and I made giggly sounds. There were also rumors of a weird humming noise coming from my general vicinity while I was reading...but I think my kids were just trying to mess with my head. I'm not kidding. They do shit like that to me all of the time. Anyway, I was beyond excited to get my grubby little paws on this, because absolutely loved King Hall. If you haven't read it yet, you honestly don't know what you're missing. Read it! But then I got nervous. What if my expectations were too high? What if the first book was a fluke? I mean, I've got too much stuff to read as it is, so it's not very often that I actively stalk a book's release date. And I stalked this one. Oh God! The creeper hanging out in the bushes at Barnes & Noble?! It was me! Noooo! I thought it was all just a bad dream! But that does explain the sudden appearance of all of those kitschy new bookmarks... So. Now that we've established that I ramble, let's get on with this review.
King Cave picks up at the exact moment the last book left off. King Hall is under attack, Pearl and Jack are unconscious, and everything is going up in flames. Let me tell you something, this book takes off right out of the gate and never stops. It's packed full of twists, turns, and shocking revelations. Packed! It's also got something that was notably absent in the first book. Sex. Oh Ezra... Sweet lord, he is the smexiest thing ever! I'm totally calling dibs on him as my book-boyfriend, so the rest of you bitches can just back it up! See, I was wondering if maybe Ms. Dawn didn't write it into the last book because it wasn't her forte. Apparently that was not the reason. And in fact, it might actually be the cause of the mysterious humming noises. Just a theory... Alright, back to the twisty-turny stuff. Every time something BIG would happen I'd be like, Aha! So that's the THING! The BIG THING that happens in this story to change everything! Bzzzt! Wrong! Because then the next huge shocker would come outta nowhere and knock me on my ass. It never stopped! By the time I got to the end, I was shaking like a freaking leaf! Although, I've never actually seen a leaf shake. Quiver? Yes. But not really shake. However, it wouldn't really be PC of me to say I was shaking like a fat kid in a candy store, so we'll just go with the leaf analogy. Anyhoo, I don't like to give spoilers, but I've just got to give you guys a hint. Ezra and Lilly. EZRA and LILLY! And you know what, that's not even the tip of the iceberg! That's right, ladies and gentlemen!That is a teeny-tiny piece of crap spoiler that doesn't even begin to touch the scope of this amazing plot. Oh shit. The kids were right! I'm making this obnoxious humming noise. What the hell?!
So what have we learned here today? 1. These books are so awesome that they are going to be part of my exclusive Hardback collection. 2. I would leave my husband for Ezra. 3. I may need to see someone about the fact that I unconsciously make annoying noises. 4. If you haven't picked up on this series yet, you need to remedy that situation immediately! 5. Um. There's not really a 5, but the list just kinda looked like it needed an extra number.
But seriously, go get this book.
Huge thanks to NetGalley for a digital arc of this book in return for an honest review.
I thought this was total garbage, and I'm not really getting where all the 4 and 5 star reviews are coming from. At all. I will say that some1.5 stars
I thought this was total garbage, and I'm not really getting where all the 4 and 5 star reviews are coming from. At all. I will say that some of the lines were sort of funny, so maybe if the story had been a bit more coherent I would have like it a little more. I'm assuming Luce's character was supposed to be plucky and irreverent, but I just thought she was obnoxious and annoying. And the thing about harvesting organs to rid people of demonic possession? What? The only character I liked was Hitch. (view spoiler)[ And apparently he was evil. (hide spoiler)] Hmmm. Nope. Can't think of anyone I'd recommend this to.
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I'm always shocked when I start looking for a book's publisher, only to find that it's a self-published title. Well, not always. But in this case, I had no idea. Seriously, keep an eye out for this author in the future.
Covert Assignment was an easy breezy read for me. Elle was adorable, her friends were awesome, her ex was deliciously icky, and Preston was a hottie. The CIA vs. terrorist stuff wasn't really nail-biting, but it added a bit of fun to an otherwise normal story about the decisions that leave their mark on our journey to become an adult.
Elle's got a Plan. Finish grad school, go to her father's alma mater for her JD/MBA, marry her college sweetheart, and live happily ever after. Her parents split when she was very young, then both remarried and started families over again. Elle was a reminder of their failure, and was treated accordingly. Her lifeline to acceptance and a family that loves her is her boyfriend, Adam. Even though there's not much chemistry between them, he's her best friend and she loves him. Besides, sex is overrated. Right? Evidently not, because when she comes home from a particularity awkward Christmas with her mother, she finds out that he's been screwing a bimbo from one of his classes. And the skank posted pictures on the internet. Visual imagery is always a nice addition to betrayal... Adam swears he was seduced by her evil charms because he was drunk, and it will never happen again. All he wants is a chance to prove himself! Blah, blah, blah... Fortunately for Elle she has two awesome girlfriends to help her navigate this rather massive speed bump in her life. 'Cause if there's ever an appropriate time to get shit-faced with your girls, it's after you see the guy you thought would be the father of your children humping a troll with ginormous titties.
Meanwhile, an opportunity to work with the CIA on a short-term basis comes along. Turns out, the information data she's been collecting on a bunch of gamers for her thesis, is somehow related to a group of terrorists. And they could use her expertise to help them continue gathering data on a sub group within the chat rooms. Again, the spy stuff was ok, but don't go into the book expecting a hard-core thriller. Of course, they're not just going to give a grad student a CIA laptop, and turn her loose to ferret out the bad guys. And it wouldn't be a romance novel if she got partnered up with a paunchy old fart, right? No. No, it would not. So say hello to our young hot spy dude, Preston, aka the operative who will be dealing with all of the classified stuff. Growr! Once Preston makes it known that he's interested in more than just Elle's computer skills, she's got to decide whether to give Adam a second chance, or to totally deviate from the Plan. Deviate! Deviate, you idiot!
Anyway. This book is a good choice for someone looking for a light romance to break up the monotony of a Sunday afternoon. Apparently Elle's story is also going to continue in Marciassa's next book, Covert Interview. Good news for me, because the ending (while complete) left me wanting to find out more about these characters.
I'm going to start by saying that I am definitely not the target audience for this book. I see lots of high reviews here, so obviously others have reaI'm going to start by saying that I am definitely not the target audience for this book. I see lots of high reviews here, so obviously others have read...and loved...this story. I did not. I thought it was a book about a chick who falls for a guy, then gets tempted by another guy. With some paranormal stuff thrown in for good measure. Urban fantasy stuff, you know? Um, I don't know what this is, but it's not urban fantasy. It sort of dances on the edge of erotica, in my opinion. Nothing wrong with that! It's just not what I was expecting. Or like. The plot basically revolves around this chick and two cursed brothers. She falls in love with both of them. Has lots of sex with both of them. (view spoiler)[Naturally, it's the fact that she's fucking both of them that eventually breaks the curse. And naturally, these guys are hunky-dory with the fact that they get to share her for all eternity. (hide spoiler)] I am soooo not the target audience for this.
Beyond the ick factor, I thought the story was laughable. Nora meets Alec at a vampire-themed masquerade ball. When they meet up again, she notices that he's still wearing his fangs. She thinks it's odd, but he's so smexy that she's ok with it. Maybe I could have bought that if she were into fantasy role-playing, but she's not. I don't care how hot a guy is, if he wanders around with fake fangs, and you are not ALSO wearing fake fangs, you would not find him sexy. In fact, I'm willing to bet money that the words pathetic and dork would scroll though your head, right before you hop in your car and squeal the tires. But here's the best part: She has a moment of uncertainty about their relationship when she finds out that he (maybe) didn't go to college. WTF?! That he's not in school is a deal-breaker, but the fact that he plays dress-up isn't? *snort* Bwhahahahahaha! This was just... No.
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I've come to realize something about this genre and it's readers. Everyone hThank you to NetGalley and the publisher for a copy of this book.
I've come to realize something about this genre and it's readers. Everyone has a different thing they look for when it comes to romance novels. Some of us live for hot sex scenes, some of us require action in the plots, some of us go for damaged heroes, some of us like kink, some of us want it to be sappy, and some of us specifically seek out guys in kilts. And then there's that whole group that likes to read about having sex with swamp monsters n' stuff. Hey! Not judging...just pointing out that Romance readers are a fairly diverse group. Anyway, my point is that we all gravitate toward different things. Me? I like humor. Maybe because falling in love is awkward, nerve-wracking, and well, quite hilarious at times. Remember the first time you accidentally farted in front of the man of your dreams? Oh yeah. Good times... And in my personal opinion, no one does humor better than Erin McCarthy. It's not over-the-top Three Stooges kind of funny. Which honestly, I don't find funny at all. No, it's more that her characters have a running inner monologue that resonates with my experiences, and makes me giggle. A lot.
There's another thing that makes Sweet a perfect fit for my personality, and that's the fact that Jessica comes from an extremely religious family. Believe it or not, I come from a family of Southern Baptist preachers and missionaries. I know, right? I bet you're wondering how I turned out to be such a well-adjusted person, but that a story for another day. So. While some of what Jessica says and does might seem strange, I don't think McCarthy's portrayal of a preacher's daughter was weird at all. This isn't an anti-God book, but Jessica's character is trying to straddle the fence between pleasing her parents and being herself. Instead of just telling her parents that she's not who they want her to be, she lies to them. She knows that the minute they find out that she's not acting like a good girl, they're going to pull the plug on her finances. Not to mention, they'll probably emotionally disown her as their daughter. Now, it's not like she really wants to spend great gobs of time with her mom and dad, but the idea that your parents will totally turn your backs on you is a scary thought for anyone. She wasn't exactly raised to be Miss Independent, so No Money + No Family = Bad Idea in her mind.
And then there's Riley. He's such an ass, but you can't help but love him. In the last book, True, we met Riley's brother, Tyler Mann. And where Tyler is a sweetheart, Riley is...not. Well, he is once you get to know him, but he hides his warm fuzzy side under layers and layers of douchebaggery. Fortunately, Jessica is not really much of a sweetheart either, and she enjoys handing him nuts on a plate when he gets out of line.
So what happens when you stick two snarky people from entirely different backgrounds under the same roof for a week? Pure magic, that's what! Because while it seems like these two are destined to work each other's last nerve, their personalities actually compliment each other really well. Mostly because underneath it all, Riley is actually a good guy, and as it turns out a really good friend to Jessica. But can these guys get over the damage of their pasts and make room for each other in their futures? Hmmm. If you think I'd give a story with a sad ending four and a half stars, then you don't know me very well, do you?
As a side note, if you're one of the readers who's looking for a book that features sex with Bigfoot, then you may not enjoy this as much as I did. Sasquatch does not make an appearance in Sweet. Oh well, there's always next time...