A nice enough read, I can't say that there was anything wrong with the book, but rather I have found that historical romances are simply not holding mA nice enough read, I can't say that there was anything wrong with the book, but rather I have found that historical romances are simply not holding my attention like they used to. To be honest, I mostly skimmed the last 20% just to get done with the book and move onto something that I'm excited about, in a different genre. ...more
A nice enough read, simple and easy, but that also means nothing really stuck out. It was perfectly "okay", but nothing special for me. The ending felA nice enough read, simple and easy, but that also means nothing really stuck out. It was perfectly "okay", but nothing special for me. The ending felt rushed, and I wasn't completely sold on their love through the book. ...more
Finally, Boxer and Riley's story! A combination of adorable, sweet, and slightly kinky. Um, YES PLEASE!
Boxer looks like a stereotypical tough guy -- bFinally, Boxer and Riley's story! A combination of adorable, sweet, and slightly kinky. Um, YES PLEASE!
Boxer looks like a stereotypical tough guy -- big, muscular, shaved head and tatts everywhere. But he's really a sweetheart who wants to take care of everyone in his life. In other words, he's perfect.
Riley has been running from his past, but now with the support of Boxer, he's starting to find himself.
I loved these two together: the burly, big-hearted Boxer taking care of Riley, while Riley finds his dominate side and giving Boxer something he's always wanted but hasn't found before. Trust me on this -- it's so sexy, and also cute, seeing the bigger man dominated by the smaller (though Riley's no twink!).
I'm very much looking forward to Elliott's story next. Finding Their Way has it all. If you're already a fan of Arthur's work, you'll love FTW. And if you're not a fan yet, what the hell are you waiting for?
4 1/2 STARS!
~ * ~ * ~ If you wish to read my full review, complete with favorite quotes, check out TBQ's Book Palace.
How do I describe Focus On Me? Specifically all the feels Riley and Colin gave me?
I have to start by thanking Megan Erickson, again, for telling theirHow do I describe Focus On Me? Specifically all the feels Riley and Colin gave me?
I have to start by thanking Megan Erickson, again, for telling their story. What a beautiful, emotional story it was. I wanted to give Riley all the hugs in the world.
Much like the previous book (Trust the Focus), Focus On Me has it all – sweet, tender moments; super sexy ones; a few laughs, and a lot of heartache, but it's worth it in the end. Riley goes through hell, but he survives it, with Colin by his side.
I loved that Erickson didn't try to sugar coat anything. Riley had problems with depression, and even with all the love, fucks, and hugs from Colin, the depression wasn't going to magically disappear. Some authors, I'm sorry to say, seem to think love instantly cures all. No, it doesn't, but love can help a person to get through the tough parts, and there's no doubt that Colin was able to help Riley with that.
Once again, my Kindle copy is full of highlights. I look forward to whatever Erickson has for us next – but, please, can you go a little easier on my heart next time? (pause) Who am I kidding, that's why I love this series so much. Keep the emotions coming!
Changing His Game starts with a fun opening chapter involving a Tumblr porn GIF, and only gets better from there. This story was truly a fun romance fChanging His Game starts with a fun opening chapter involving a Tumblr porn GIF, and only gets better from there. This story was truly a fun romance from start to finish, and I loved the inclusion of gaming and fandom (and, obviously Tumblr porn because, well, REASONS). :)
And all the puns/jokes from Chad . . . priceless!
There was so much smutty goodness, where do I even start? The fingering in the theater lobby, the fingering under the table at the restaurant, the oral while Marley was playing video games . . . So. Many. Good. Scenes!
I so enjoyed Marley's brother, Chad (hope he gets a story, hint hint hint . . . ), and Austin's good friend and business partner, as well. I'm definitely a devoted fan of Megan Erickson – I've read her NA, her M/M and now her adult contemporary, and I've enjoyed them all. She has a very flirty-fun writing style (well, not so much in the M/M, which tore my heart out . . . but that's a different review, literally). If you want a sexy, unique romance, be sure to pick up Changing His Game!
I'm glad I listened to the recommendations and picked up this book. Over all, I really enjoyed it, and will continue the series.
But, there were more tI'm glad I listened to the recommendations and picked up this book. Over all, I really enjoyed it, and will continue the series.
But, there were more than a few bumps through the book that bothered me. I'm over the "I don't know anything about Guy X, but I'm in love and we'd be perfect, but I need to use Guy Y (aka, the hero) to get Guy X to notice me" theme, and that's what started off this story. There were a few times when Hannah was just annoying. And don't even get me started on the conflict at the end that could have been resolved if Hannah has JUST COMMUNICATED WITH GARRETT. *head desk* Hannah's a smart girl, and her character was fairly strong -- there was NO reason for her to pull that stunt and run away rather than talking it through with him.
These things (and a few other minor things) are why I'm giving The Deal 4 stars; a respectable rating, and I truly did enjoy the book, but I didn't love it quite as much as everyone who recommended it to me. Still, can't wait for the next book! ...more
Trade Me surprised me at every turn of the page. At the beginning, I wasn't sure how I felt about Tina, because I – wrongly! – assumed th 4 1/2 STARS!
Trade Me surprised me at every turn of the page. At the beginning, I wasn't sure how I felt about Tina, because I – wrongly! – assumed that she was going to be a cookie-cutter heroine. God, how wrong I was! Milan created an extremely complex heroine, and one that I soon felt a very deep connection to.
But Milan didn't just create a complex heroine – nope, she gave us a unique (and complicated) hero, too, and I found myself falling for him. Blake may seem to the world to be yet another wealthy man, but there is so much more to him than just that. Some good, some bad. I was pleasantly surprised by Blake's secret and I applaud Milan for writing about it.
Really, I can't find much about this book to complain about – I loved every minute of it. Tina's relationship with her mother, Tina's friend, Maria, and Blake's relationship with his father, all added to the overall story. Blake and his father have an interesting relationship, to say the least, and it's hard to explain, but it's unique and fun, though far from perfect (and that's okay!).
Of course, I also loved Tina and Blake together, loved that they each brought out the best in each other, helped one another when they were too afraid to admit they needed the help. These two were great together, with some sexy times, but also some sweet and emotional scenes as well.
I'm very anxious to read the next book (Maria's story) – she's a transgender heroine, and we so desperately need diversity, of all things, in our romances, so thumbs up for that alone. I'm also looking forward to book three, which will return to Blake and Tina. I'm glad; while Trade Me does not end on a cliffhanger, their story is really just beginning. I haven't had a chance yet to read Milan's historicals, but I will have to do so while I away the next release in this amazing series.