Love Sasha and Rose's story--another perfect read from Marquita, my new favorite author! I laughed, I cried, I damn near panted and blushed at times!...moreLove Sasha and Rose's story--another perfect read from Marquita, my new favorite author! I laughed, I cried, I damn near panted and blushed at times! Sexy, romantic and all over magical...you decide whether it's "real" magic or not, the feeling still remains!
I cannot wait for Sebastian's book; this series has become an addiction for me, and one that I do not wish to be cured of.
Beautiful Sacrifice was my first Elizabeth Lowell book, but I assure you it will not be my last!
I love this book---the rich details, the intense stor...moreBeautiful Sacrifice was my first Elizabeth Lowell book, but I assure you it will not be my last!
I love this book---the rich details, the intense story line, the smokin' hot chemistry between Lina and Hunter, as well as the witty parts sprinkled through out! I was sucked right into the story from page one, and even when I wasn't reading it, I was still thinking about it, wondering what would happen next, daydreaming about it, etc.
I loved all the information and stories of the Maya. Even though this is a work of fiction, I could tell by the way things were written that Elizabeth put a lot of research into it, not just her creative edge.
I did feel like the ending was a bit rushed and perhaps even a bit disappointing. After all the things that went on in the first 3/4 of the book, I guess I was expecting something major, and instead everything was wrapped up neatly (more or less) in a very short amount of time. Obviously I knew the world wasn't going to come to an end, but I was still waiting for more.
Overall, a great book, and one that I highly recommend, not only for the thrilling--and very interesting--story, but also for the sexy tension between Lina and Hunter. Well done, Lowell, well done!
I've been a fan of Stephanie Laurens since I picked up “Devil's Bride” years ago (back when...moreReview originally posted on TBQ's Book Palace
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I've been a fan of Stephanie Laurens since I picked up “Devil's Bride” years ago (back when I was still a teenager and had to sneak my romance novels...). I quickly devoured most of her books, and while I liked some more than others, overall I really enjoyed her books.
I haven't read one of her books in a few years now; I'm behind on many of her series. And so I was looking forward to reading The Lady Risks All. But, after a few chapters, I found myself losing interest in the book. Oh don't get me wrong—it wasn't a bad book, but it simply wasn't one that I loved. In the end, I was flipping pages, as the story seemed to drag on and I just wanted to move on to a new book.
I think reading The Lady Risks All showed me that a reader can love an author without necessarily loving every book that she was writes. Despite the fact that this particular book was just “okay”, I'll still come back to read Laurens' other books in the future, as well as reread her previous books. But, for me at least, The Lady Risks All was missing something—whether it was in the writing, the plot or the characters, it's hard for me to say. Instead of diving into the book and not wishing to come out of it, I found myself just skimming this one, waiting for it to change, hoping that by the end I'd be in love. Sadly, this didn't happen.
3 STARS! Here's the thing: if you are already a fan of Laurens' novels, you may like this one, perhaps even more than I did. If you have yet to read any of her books, this is not the one I would personally recommend for you to start with—many of her previous novels are, I feel, much better than this one. Start with her backlist; leave this one for a later date. (less)
This was my first time reading Caroline Linden's work, and The Way to the Duke's Heart was actually a good book. I was intrigued by the blackmail and family secrets, and I flipped the pages to find out how everything turned out.
I liked the hero and heroine—they may not be in my top 10 list, but I still enjoyed reading their story. Tessa was very strong, very intelligent, and I respected her for that. I also came to respect Charlie for understanding her, and not just seeing a beautiful woman, as many other men have seen.
The romance was great, very passionate, and I loved every minute of it. I was happy when Charlie realized that he had made a mistake when he was younger, thinking himself in love with Maria; the fact that it took finding Tessa, and realizing that he not just wanted her, but needed her, to realize that he had never really loved Maria...I loved watching him come to terms with this!
4 STARS! A wonderful historical, with just the right amount of mystery and romance, but also with a dose of wit and sexy, The Way to the Duke's Heart is a great choice for any fan of the genre! Now I'm only sorry that I didn't wait and read the previous two books in this trilogy, but I will definitely be doing so soon. I look forward to seeing what Linden will write next! (less)
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Years ago, Angela Knight created the Mageverse series. Now, after 8 books, it all ends in Master of Darkness. Any fan of this series will be sad to see it end, but happy with the way it turned out. Knight has done it yet again, creating one hell of a sexy novel, one with a fantastic storyline, a magical world (or two) and great characters!
I loved everything about Master of Darkness! I've been a devoted fan since book one, and I look forward to rereading this entire series for years to come—a sure sign of an amazing author!
If you have yet to enter Knight's Mageverse world, you don't know what you are missing! This series is a must read—sexy, unique, any fantasy lover's dream! However, I must warn that this is a series that needs to be read in order; so if you decided to start these books—and you should!—start from the beginning and work your way up to Master of Darkness. You won't regret it!
When your father is Warlock, the evil sorcerer trying to destroy the entire Mageverse world, life is anything but easy. Miranda's been tortured by him her whole life, and at the age of four he even put a spell on here which limits her magic and makes her fear him (and any other Alpha Males). She's nothing like Warlock though, and she wants only to kill him before he finally destroys everything she loves—and then kills her.
Justice may be a Dire Wolf now, but he's still a cop at heart—protecting the innocent no matter what. Miranda has become his life, the one woman he wants to create a Spirit Link with, and he will stop at nothing to keep her safe. Can he save her, defeat Warlock, and come to terms with his new powers—before they kill him?
Master of Darkness may be the finale for this series, but I see a spinoff series starting (soon, I hope!). Angela Knight is a very talented author, and I look forward to her future books, regardless of the series they belong to! (less)
This quick novella gives readers a chance to catch up with many of our favorite characters from the Redwood Pack, especially Mel and Kade, who are now...moreThis quick novella gives readers a chance to catch up with many of our favorite characters from the Redwood Pack, especially Mel and Kade, who are now proud parents to little Finn.
Mel love's her little boy, and her mate, too, but suddenly it seems like the walls are caving in on her. Between being a mother, helping to keep the Pack safe, and everything in between, she has no time for herself anymore--nor, ahem, quality time to spend with her mate. Kade feels much the same way, though he knows Mel is much more stressed than he. So he enlists the help of his brother, Maddox, to come watch Finn for a day while the two of them sneak off for some mate-time.
I loved this one. I have yet to read Mel and Kade's story, but the great thing about Ryan's books is the fact that you can easily pick one up out of order and not be lost, though, like with any series, it is always better if you do read them in order. :)
I may not be a mom, or wife, or, well, wolf, but I still felt for Mel. Because we've all been there, at one point or another. Giving so much of ourselves to our various responsibilites that we have no time left for us, and soon we feel lost, stressed, and horrible. Let me tell you, if I had my own Kade to lean back on, and have my wicked way with for a day, I'd be a happy girl, a very happy girl! :) Lucky Mel!