After reading so many romance novels recently, I've become really good at filtering out the good ones from the bad. I will confess that when I read th...moreAfter reading so many romance novels recently, I've become really good at filtering out the good ones from the bad. I will confess that when I read the summary for "About Last Night"I mistakenly thought this would be another light and predictable read. However, I am pleased to say that it was far more than that. It was a fun filled journey of a woman who knows all of her weaknesses and frailties but cannot find redemption because she can't accept that experiences don't make us who we are; but it is how we handle it that does.
Mary Catherine has been living in London for a few years now. She is trying to reinvent herself and break away from the mistakes of her past. She is a people watcher and each day as she commutes on the train she has memorized the actions of the regular commuters.
When Cath attempts to talk a donor into loaning her an antique straitjacket to display in an upcoming exhibit, she agrees to see blind date. He is a real loser a Cath gets hammered in order to survive the evening. Then, she wakes up on the couch in an unfamiliar place. She begins attempting to put together the events from the previous evening where she realizes she went home with 'City' one of the regular commuters from the train.
City is really named Nev Chamberlain who is a banker with a wealthy family pedigree. He is also an artist and truly nice guy. After feeding her breakfast. They talk and Cath realizes that she is attracted to him and with her track record she had better get out of there because she knows they could never be anything other than another mistake in her life. Yet, Cath and City give into an incredible day of passion that is too quickly interrupted by an unexpected visitor.
Can two people from such two extremely different worlds find a bridge that will link them together? Well, this is a rather unique tale that will force the main character to re-examine everything she thought she knew about herself and her past. There are many moments of humor, flirtation, steamy passion and heartbreak. It is one of those books that once you get started you won't be able to put down.
This is the first book that I've read of Ruthie Knox and I will definitely be checking out other books from this author.(less)
Like most women I enjoy a good romantic read from time to time. However, here is my problem, why are the guys always unnaturally beautiful (yeah. I sa...moreLike most women I enjoy a good romantic read from time to time. However, here is my problem, why are the guys always unnaturally beautiful (yeah. I said beautiful instead of handsome), controlling and bazillionaires? What's wrong with a story about normal everyday people who are struggling with everyday issues? Well, this is why I enjoy the writing of Tess Oliver and the Custom Culture series. It features everyday good guys who stumble upon the right girl when they least expect it.
"Dray" the third book in this series is a little darker than the first two books. However, considering that Dray grew up with an abusive father and indifferent mother that is to be expected. He and the love of his life and the woman who kept him grounded, Cassie have split up. Cassie has gone off to pursue a career in photography and Dray's life seems to be spiraling downhill due to one problem after the other.
While womanizing, Barrett does his best to keep Drag drunk and in the bed of some woman, he still yearns for Cassie. His other friends also do their best to be there for him when he is injured helping out a jerk on his job and when his father dies, it may not be enough when he faces one of the biggest challenges of his life.
The reason I love series so much is because the reader gets a glimpse at the individual stories while still enjoying the variety of characters and the group dynamic. As I read Dray's story I also was able to read about Nix and Clutch.
This edition is intense and offers plenty of action, levity and seriously hot love making. Oh, and I totally forgot to mention the amazing cover. It's smokin! If you are yet to discover the incredible worlds Tess Oliver writes about I highly recommend that you start with this series. My only advice would be that you keep a fan and a really nice ice cold drink by your side because honey, it is going to get hot!(less)
I enjoy a good vampire tale as long as there is a unique take on the vampire myth. Unfortunately, while I enjoyed "Bait" it was just more of the same....moreI enjoy a good vampire tale as long as there is a unique take on the vampire myth. Unfortunately, while I enjoyed "Bait" it was just more of the same. Don't get me wrong, the writing was good and there was plenty of action but I guess I'm use to the heroines in my book being more kickass than the character in Bait.
Connie Hence lost her husband several years prior and is now just going through the motions. She is now in Budapest with some group of vampire slayer intent of taking out Rurik, the master vampire of the city. So, she's all dressed in a provocative white low cut dress and sitting in a bar. When she is approached by Rurik he provides her with a drink. Now her mind is pliable to his mental invasion and he tells her he plans to gift her to his master, Dragos. Yet, he promises to keep her safe. Dragos is a nosferatu or one of the original vampires and does not approve of Rurik's ways of not killing humans while drinking. So, Rurik needs to get in Dagros good graces.
Unfortunately, things go wrong when Connie's crew take longer than they should to show. Soon, Connie is among a bunch of crazies. A vamp named Elizabeth wants Rurik for herself a d Dragos is definitely interested in Connie the rabbit. Rabbit manages to barely escape with the help of Rurik and her team but something changes in her and she begins to question whether Rurik is as bad as people have made him out to be.
There is plenty of action and a few touching moments between Connie and Rurik. However, this was just a middle of the road read for me. I think it's because I really only liked Rurik, Red and Connie. The characters just didn't do it for me. Also, as I stated, Connie was a little too weak for me as well. Read it for yourself and decide.
When I first read the summary for "Father Found" I thought that this was a book that I really could get behind despite the fact that many of the revie...moreWhen I first read the summary for "Father Found" I thought that this was a book that I really could get behind despite the fact that many of the reviews were not very promising. Unfortunately, like other reviewers this book was less than a wonderful read for me.What went wrong? I had difficulty with the instantaneous love connection between two characters that I truly could care less about. I cannot even say that I like one character over the other at this point.
Jamie, is a writer for a newspaper and works from him. While grabbing a cup of coffee he began hearing a sound that he thought was an injured animal. When he went outside to check it out he discovered that a baby had been left on his doorsteps with supplies along with a note from a woman he had a brief affair with. The note indicated that the baby, Samantha, was his child.
As Jamie got over his shock, he begin locating someone who could help him learn how to take care of his daughter. So, he gets in contact with a local hospital who refers him to Allison, a nurse who instructs a Daddy School class. He explains how his daughter came into his possession and she advises him to go to the police. Fearful the police will take Samantha away, Jamie holds off. When he finally does contact the police, a detective warns him that the baby just might not be his.
As Jamie attends daddy classes, he falls in love with Allison who is hesitant to get involved with him. She fight her attraction to him at every turn; yet, eventually they fall into each others arms. This book lack endearing characters, a build up emotions, action, and chemistry. It was very hard to believe the so called love between these two characters since they both seemed to be so ho hum. Additionally, I never felt Jamie had any real connection to his daughter, Sam. He seemed to be irritated at having her around most of the time.
Everyone should determine for themselves if a book is worth reading. This book just wasn't for me. For those of you who are still interested in reading it, the good news is that book is currently being offered for free on amazon.com. (less)
First and foremost let me say that I am a huge fan of R.L. Aquino's monster series so you can imagine how happy I was to discover she had written a sh...moreFirst and foremost let me say that I am a huge fan of R.L. Aquino's monster series so you can imagine how happy I was to discover she had written a short story about my favorite characters. Although I am a fan I always try to be honest in my reviews. With that being said, I just loved this quirky novella.
Joey comes home from work lugging groceries only to be met in the driveway by a group of frantic fairies. Imagine her surprise when they lead her to her doorstep where she discovers a green, horned and Hoover baby in a laundry basket. As Zoey and Maurice the closet monster rack their brains on the best way to care for the baby, they realize they must discover where her parents are.
It seems the father of the baby is a satyr and the mother is a druid. The union of these two species are not allowed and therefore any resulting child would strictly be prohibited. It's kind of a Hatfield and McCoy situation. In order to locate the parents Zoey will have to put herself in danger by going up to the mountain of the satyrs. She just hopes that with Maurice's help, she will get out alive and in one piece.
This is another gem in the series and provides some additional insight into the character of Maurice and his abilities. The reason I love this series so is due to all of the wonderful humor. This novella is just as wonderful as the rest with this regards. If you have not read this series do yourself a favor and start with the first book "Monster in My Closet." You won't regret it.(less)
I loved, loved, loved "Becoming Noah Baxter" the finale in the Marked series. Just like book one, J.M. Seville takes the reader on an incredible ride...moreI loved, loved, loved "Becoming Noah Baxter" the finale in the Marked series. Just like book one, J.M. Seville takes the reader on an incredible ride full of so much suspense it leaves the reader on the edge of your seat and the sensual chemistry between Jay and Lily is just plain hot. Although I must confess that I am not really ready for the series to end.
First and foremost, the story is alternately told from both Lily and Jay's point of view. The book begins right where book two ends. Jay is struggling with his decision to force Lily to fly home to safety. He knows it's for the best; but, he wavers as he sees Lily crying. Now that Lazra is dead, he is hoping to rescue Adriana and force the Marker to finally come out of hiding. When he and the team locate Adriana he is seething over what she has endured.
Meanwhile Lily has taken a job in order to pass the time away. She and Jay keep in contact by phone until one of her friends tells Jay off. After not hearing from Jay and receiving a bank statement from a San Francisco bank, Lily tries to contact Ben. When she is unable to reach him she is afraid something has happened to Jay. So, she hops on a plane to San Francisco. Jay is shocked when he sees her and they finally have to come to grips with their insecurities.
Adriana is now working for Ben and she and Lily both kick one of the guard's ass when he steps out of line one too many times. Just as Jay is about to put Lily back on a plane they are attacked by a new threat. Soon, the Marker makes his presence known and all hell is about to break loose.
This book was not only action packed, it was an incredibly emotional read as well. I loved the world building, characters and pacing of the book. The ending was perfect and could not have ended any better. Now I just have one question, "What's next J.M.?(less)
I discovered "The Missing Link" through bookbub.com. When I read the book summary and the fact that the book only cost 99¢ I decided to give it a try....moreI discovered "The Missing Link" through bookbub.com. When I read the book summary and the fact that the book only cost 99¢ I decided to give it a try. Hey, a sexy, dangerous neighbor with a scar and a warning from the author that the book contained explicit sexual content was just too much to pass on. However, I will admit that I wasn't expecting too much. Well, I am truly happy to report that I loved this read.
Lily has moved back home to the safety of her mother's house after being attacked by her abusive boyfriend, Will. It's Christmas and when her mother sees their neighbor bring in a bag from Taco Bell, she insists Lily goes over and invite him for dinner. When Lily first looks in the face of this huge giant of a man who opens the door she is freaked but also a little curious. Although he has scars on his face he also has the most sexy blue eyes she has ever seen. He is gruff and declines the invitation. Later that night Lily's mother send her back to his home once again but with some food. This time they have a brief chat.
When Lily and her friends go out to club she discovers her neighbor works there as a bouncer. He gets them into the club. When Lily's friends admit they hated her controlling ex and have been talking about her, she feels the need to go out and get some air. Unfortunately, three guys are lurking in the alley and attempt to kidnap her. Her neighbor comes to her aid and takes her to the hospital when she faints.
Lily learns her neighbor's name is Jay Lincoln. Although he is secretive and refuses to tell her much about him she enlists his help in training her on defending herself. Soon they are spending more time together. As they slowly learn about each other, they begin falling for each other. One day Lily's ex boyfriend Will shoes up and becomes aggressive. Lily's training kicks in and she hands him his ads on a platter.
Jay informs Lily that it is time for him to move on. She is devastated by the news. Then she. sees that Will has been arrested for killing three girls and the men who had attacked her. Lily realizes that Jay killed those men and set Will up. When the FBI shows up on her doorstep and requests she goes with them, she feels she has no choice. Unfortunately, they are not really the FBI and Lily is about to get more information about Jay than she ever realized.
This story is full of mystery and action. I just loved the pace of the read and I have to say this is one of the most sensuous stories I've read in a long time. It was just "hot"! Do yourself a favor and pick up this book. For 99¢ it's a steal.(less)
"Through the Storm" is an incredible follow up to "Make it Rain." The story begins immediately where the previous book ended. Greene's husband, Robert...more"Through the Storm" is an incredible follow up to "Make it Rain." The story begins immediately where the previous book ended. Greene's husband, Robert has just shot three of the seven in the Montclair brothers group but Emma manages to get everyone into the van. Tyler runs Robert over and with the help of Angelique heads for the hospital.
It seems Jacob, Renee and Brian have been shot. While they are in surgery a Detective Declan begins questioning the others to determine just what occurred. As officers are sent out to the burning house they discover Robert is gone. Soon everyone is back on edge.
As Brian, Renee and Jacob begin recovering from surgery they are under continuous police protection. Brian is made to divulge his complete identity and his parents are called. When they arrive they threaten to kill him. Tyler steps in and after Brian outlines the abuse he suffered at his parent's hands they are arrested.
Robert is on the run and begins a killing spree. By blackmailing a cop he is able to gain greater mobility and access to information about his seven targets. This book has plenty of action and suspense. I was on the edge of my seat throughout the read. The series just seems to get better and better. I cannot wait for book 3.(less)
When I first saw the summary for "Make it Rain" quite honestly I thought it was going to be another sappy romance. Boy, was I wrong. This book is an i...moreWhen I first saw the summary for "Make it Rain" quite honestly I thought it was going to be another sappy romance. Boy, was I wrong. This book is an incredible read about the tragic history behind the lives of four brothers and how one of them manages to find redemption and love.
Tyler Montclair is the eldest of four brothers. When his parents die tragically he and his brothers are placed into foster care until he reaches the age of seventeen and adopts them. His parents were wealthy and he inherited plenty of money to care for them.
Now at age Thirty two, Tyler has just broken up with a crazy girlfriend, was attacked by a man trying to steal his Rolex, and is now facing jail time when the man swears Tyler attacked him. The only saving grace is that a kid with a guitar saw what happened and can clear Tyler's name if he can only find him.
Tyler knows the kid is homeless and concoct an idea to hold a barbecue for the poor hoping the kid will show. What he didn't count on is becoming attracted to the caterer, Renee. She is on the run from an abusive husband and Tyler is not about to leave her unprotected.
This is so much more than a romance. It is a suspenseful thriller with romantic undertones. Author, Terri Marie knew exactly what she was doing when she ended the book with a mother of a cliffhanger. I cannot wait to read the next book in this series! This first read was incredible.(less)
"Blood Bites" is a trilogy of vampires novellas from three different author's. All three are equally interesting and action packed. The last story, "T...more"Blood Bites" is a trilogy of vampires novellas from three different author's. All three are equally interesting and action packed. The last story, "The Blood Pool" was my favorite and truly was a hot paranormal romance. After reading do many middle of the road reads lately it was really nice to read three quick tales that were equally good. This is a no brainer people. if you like vampire tales and a quick read this collection of stories should be right up your alley(less)