At least the first book, The Vincent Boys, had Beau as the main hero going for it. I hated Sawyer. He spent the entir2 stars – Contemporary/YA Romance
At least the first book, The Vincent Boys, had Beau as the main hero going for it. I hated Sawyer. He spent the entire book whining about losing (view spoiler)[Ashton to Beau (hide spoiler)], even though he gave them his permission/blessing, and he treated Lana like crap. And Lana annoyed me for being such a foolish, besotted doormat. This was just way too juvenile for me.["br"]>["br"]>...more
4 stars – Contemporary/New Adult/Rock Star Romance
I really struggled with this initially, mainly because I was uber annoyed with the heroine, but I en4 stars – Contemporary/New Adult/Rock Star Romance
I really struggled with this initially, mainly because I was uber annoyed with the heroine, but I ended up enjoying it. There’s lots of clichés and manufactured melodrama, but I liked that the H/h communicated about their pasts, insecurities, vulnerabilities, and issues, in between all their explosive sexcapades, that is, which there’s a ton (too much) of.
I loved the secondary characters, friendships, and the relationship between the band members. I can’t wait for David and Thea’s story, Rock Courtship, and I hope Singh plans to write books for Charlie and T-Rex and Noah and Kit....more
This was just okay for me. The sex scenes are frequent and smokin’ hot with lots of yowza dirty talk, but that’s the2 ½-3 stars – Contemporary Romance
This was just okay for me. The sex scenes are frequent and smokin’ hot with lots of yowza dirty talk, but that’s the only real connection I felt between the H/h. And the heroine was annoying. I liked the secondary characters though, and I’m especially interested to read Mike’s story, What to Do with a Bad Boy....more
Nina Lane’s Spiral of Bliss series was one of my favorites of last year. So I was ecstatic about this spin-off4 ½ stars – Contemporary/Erotic Romance
Nina Lane’s Spiral of Bliss series was one of my favorites of last year. So I was ecstatic about this spin-off standalone novel featuring Dean’s best friend, Kelsey, and brother, Archer. Break the Sky is an emotional, passionate erotic contemporary that I highly enjoyed, and it mostly satisfied my sky high expectations. I did have some quibbles though, mainly with the heroine and how much the story seemed to focus on her.
If I was rating this for the hero, it would get a big, gooey, decadent 5++ stars. I loved Archer! He’s such a complex, captivating, sexy romantic lead. I loved his enigmatic, bad boy persona, rough edges, boyish humor, sweet, caring, gentle side, vulnerability, and strength, and he is one seriously hot, yummy dirty talker and dominate lover! Whew!Yowza! But it seemed like he was always the one pursuing, challenging, giving, and accepting and also constantly taking all of Kelsey’s sh*t.
I really liked Kelsey in the previous Spiral of Bliss books, but she grated on my nerves in this. She spent way too much time in her head. Everything was always about her. (view spoiler)[She often lashed out at Archer and seemed ashamed of him and the way he made her feel. I expected Kelsey to want to know more about him and his artistic side, stand up for him with Dean and others, and fight harder for him and their relationship. (hide spoiler)] I felt like Archer got somewhat shortchanged, and I wanted more and better for him, I guess. I just needed MORE ARCHER!!!!
Still, Break the Sky is one of the best erotic romances I’ve read so far this year with sensual, memorable, scorching hot love scenes and an unforgettable, totally swoon-worthy hero. 4 ½ stars!
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I was in the mood for something different and KH definitely delivered on that front. Unfortunately, I didn’t e3-3 ½ stars – Paranormal/Suspense/Horror
I was in the mood for something different and KH definitely delivered on that front. Unfortunately, I didn’t enjoy it as much as I’d hoped based on the popularity/hype from so many of my GR friends. I found Perry somewhat annoying, and Dex, albeit intriguing and mysterious, didn’t really do that much for me either. And honestly, it wasn’t nearly as creepy/scary as I’d expected. BUT, I am curious as to what’s in store for these two, so I’m wavering about whether or not to proceed with the series. Do the books get better and darker/creepier/scarier? Will Perry and Dex get together and manage some romance amidst the supernatural? Hmmm...see...I’m torn but still interested....more
I liked this, but I hated the hero’s bitter, crazed mother and the way she and others in the town treated3-3 ½ stars – Contemporary/Small Town Romance
I liked this, but I hated the hero’s bitter, crazed mother and the way she and others in the town treated the heroine. I spent way too much of the book frustrated that the heroine didn’t stand up for herself, and the hero didn’t really defend her honor to my satisfaction, either. At least there was some super steamy, fun, sexy times between the H/h to keep my interest....more
4 ½ Addictive, Frustrating, Heartbreaking stars – Contemporary/Erotic Romance
I both hated and loved this book. I thought I was prepared for the angsty4 ½ Addictive, Frustrating, Heartbreaking stars – Contemporary/Erotic Romance
I both hated and loved this book. I thought I was prepared for the angsty continuation of Tristan and Danika’s love story after Bad Things, but this still eviscerated me. Rock Bottom was emotional, intense, devastating, gut-wrenching, exasperating, and extremely melodramatic, but I was enthralled by their passionate, all-consuming, tumultuous, addictive, and tragic romance and couldn’t swipe my finger across the screen fast enough.
So many times I wanted to scream my frustration over their repeatedly bad, destructive choices and actions and the lack of communication and misunderstandings that caused so much needless pain, suffering, misery, and heartbreak. After so much anguish and tragedy...everything these two have gone through together and done to each other, I honestly don’t know how they could possibly ever find their HEA. But I’m already reading Lovely Trigger to find out!
Some things that really upset/frustrated/gutted me:
**********Spoilers and venting ahead**********
(view spoiler)[ Why didn’t Tristan tell Danika that he fought with Dean over him threatening to revenge f*ck her like he did Natalie/Twatalie so that she’d know he was upset on her behalf, not because he was jealous or still had feelings for Twatalie?
Why didn’t Danika tell Tristan about Dean’s repeated, nasty comments and threats?
Why didn’t Danika tell Jerry, Bev, and/or Tristan about being roughed up and threatened with extortion and rape by the psycho guy at her mom’s trailer? And why did she keep denying anything had happened even after Tristan saw her covered in bruises. Just stupid. Yes, Tristan has a serious anger management issue and caveman temper, but she still could have handled the whole thing so much better and found a way to tell him with Jerry and Bev there to help keep him calm.
Why wasn’t Danika more open and honest about her insecurities and fears of infidelity and of them growing apart due to their separation and the temptations of life in LA?
Why didn’t Danika tell Tristan about Dean’s twisted plan to set him up, unwitting and unconscious, with Twatalie so that he could see for himself how truly sick and evil Dean had become?
And all the tragic stuff that happened because of Tristan’s addiction and in the end that was mostly left unresolved?!?!? Why didn’t they f*cking talk about it?!?!? It’s driving me crazy that Tristan doesn’t know about everything that happened or realize the extent of Danika’s suffering!
*The letter that Danika wrote to Tristan telling him to choose rehab or divorce that he seems to know nothing about, instead thinking she just sent him divorce papers. *Tristan's awful, callous actions when she showed up at his house to tell him about the baby and that she wanted to reconcile. *Dean’s assault/threat on Danika in the car before the crash. *All the horrific details of the accident: Danika losing the baby and not being able to have more kids, the surgeries, the extent of her leg injury and required therapy, and that she has a limp and will never dance again. *Danika’s sister, Dahlia, revealing that Dean drugged/raped her and that he’s the father of her baby.
2 ½-3 stars – Contemporary/New Adult/Rock Star Romance
Regardless of his rock star status, Mal was way too cocky, irreverent, immature, hyper, and mani2 ½-3 stars – Contemporary/New Adult/Rock Star Romance
Regardless of his rock star status, Mal was way too cocky, irreverent, immature, hyper, and manic for my taste and annoyed me for a majority of the book. I liked him better in Lick and Lead when he’s playing the joker of the group, but I just didn’t care much for him as a romantic lead....more
The only thing I liked about this book was the Austin, Texas setting. Everything else about it was annoying,1 star – NA/Contemporary/Romantic Suspense
The only thing I liked about this book was the Austin, Texas setting. Everything else about it was annoying, ridiculous, implausible, and melodramatic.
*Weak, stupid, annoying, TSTL, and doormat heroine.
*Quite possibly the absolute worst, bitchiest best friend and secondary character–EVER! I loathed her to utter distraction. I couldn’t stomach that the heroine remained best friends and continued living with her after everything that happened. I spent the entire book infuriated and dumbfounded over their supposed friendship.
*Over-the-top psycho stalker villain.
*Hero is a 20-something undercover cop with grey eyes, a lip ring, and tattoos, drives a motorcycle, plays guitar, and is all mysterious, sexy bad boy on the outside and besotted, sweet gentleman on the inside. Eye roll! It just didn’t work and felt like the author was trying desperately to check every NA romance box.
*Unbelievable and poorly plotted stalker and serial killer suspense storyline with graphic and gratuitous assault/violence.