Cole and Sunshine are the typical opposites attract couple. Their awkward situation is offset by a genuine desire for what they each hope to accomplisCole and Sunshine are the typical opposites attract couple. Their awkward situation is offset by a genuine desire for what they each hope to accomplish with their respective inheritances. Sharing the business location as well as an apartment for four months seems like a daunting idea, until they discover just how well suited they are for each other.
Sassy, simple, short read that piques ones interest enough to want to know what comes next in the fictional town of Chance Creek Texas....more
There are multiple surprises for Kit and the reader lurking in the pages of this book, one long anticipated and finally achieved that just made me thrThere are multiple surprises for Kit and the reader lurking in the pages of this book, one long anticipated and finally achieved that just made me thrilled for Kit.
As expected lots of action but also moments of deep contemplation as well.
A very, very excellent addition to one of my current favorite series and leading female characters....more
Personally not a gamer but diversity makes the world go around and in Dex Remington's case it seems to revolve backwards in time when he finds himselfPersonally not a gamer but diversity makes the world go around and in Dex Remington's case it seems to revolve backwards in time when he finds himself once again falling for Ellie Parker when she comes back into his life after 4 years of being apart.
For me the two as a couple were well matched. They each had a hard time as young people and although Dex had siblings that helped him stay grounded Ellie was the touchstone person who provided him with much needed confidence when his strict father undermined his dreams.
The other side of the same coin was that Dex gave Ellie a feeling of safety and security that her foster home was sorely lacking, he also gave her unconditional friendship at a time in her life she needed it most.
Having one person in your life that truly understands you is a gift beyond measure but when that same person rips your heart out trust comes doubly hard when dealing with others from then on.
I understand why some say they did not like this particular story or it's main characters. Do not feel that way myself as thought the story was well thought out, the characters at 25 and 26 years of age handled their differences in a manner combining maturity with a bit of insecurity making their problems resolving trust issues difficult but not insurmountable.
A solid read to start the series and after introducing the rest of the family members at the end opened a path to more books to come....more
Loved the tongue-in-cheek humor that Harry shared with Olivia, liked the multi-layered plots that intersected at the last to add a bit of suspense toLoved the tongue-in-cheek humor that Harry shared with Olivia, liked the multi-layered plots that intersected at the last to add a bit of suspense to the otherwise fairly lighthearted story. The romantic relationship between Harry and Olivia started off rocky but ended up being on course for them after a lot of ups and downs. One could even say that finding out just how much they actually liked each other was a turning point towards falling in love.
Really hope to some day get to read book three about Sebastien Grey, Harry Valentines cousin, who is quite the character....more
I give kudos for the premise, the author's for collaborating quite well and yet am still not going to be able to go much beyond that praise for a bookI give kudos for the premise, the author's for collaborating quite well and yet am still not going to be able to go much beyond that praise for a book that relied too much on using shock factor for the horror and overkill on running around in circles instead of getting somewhere by the end.
I did finish it in it's entirety but have no desire to read further as could not ever garner the enthusiasm to care for what happens to the characters next....more
Nothing more and nothing less than a teaser to introduce Jessie and brother Tye who both have psychic gifts, hers that of visions of the future and hiNothing more and nothing less than a teaser to introduce Jessie and brother Tye who both have psychic gifts, hers that of visions of the future and his the ability to feel emotions that other people are feeling. Both abilities are a gift or curse depending on what they reveal to the siblings. Their story is short and explains the basics while it leads the way into the next phase of their history which is Jessie's tale....more
I am firmly enamored by Jessie Devlin and was happy to get a chance to backtrack reading her story out of order after first reading that of her brotheI am firmly enamored by Jessie Devlin and was happy to get a chance to backtrack reading her story out of order after first reading that of her brother Tye.
It never bothered me though as having first met her sibling than enjoyed how Jessie found her own HEA this series so far has been one that combined a few of my personal favorite tropes, magic, historical time frame and western setting.
If get the chance to read sister Rose's story it will just be the icing on a very well developed cake....more
This is a snippet into the intro of how the Deep Six team came into being. A very short peek at a few of the Seals, a life and death rescue and the enThis is a snippet into the intro of how the Deep Six team came into being. A very short peek at a few of the Seals, a life and death rescue and the ensuing hot reunion of Harper and Mad Dog....more
Enough, one short word that packs a heck of a long-lasting effect.
Dare and Lila's story is fairly typical of the genre, follows a pretty standard formEnough, one short word that packs a heck of a long-lasting effect.
Dare and Lila's story is fairly typical of the genre, follows a pretty standard formula, contains characters whose past traumas forge them in fire and yet as a couple they break down the walls of most readers disbelief and give them exactly the kind of emotional tug they are looking for.
Boldly dark, gritty, sexy and even if you do not love it when done it's truths are still going to stick with you after you finish.
Book Info Kindle Edition Expected publication: June 20th 2016 by Carina Press ASIN B00Z70HR9A Edition Language English Series Diablo Lake #1 Other EditionBook Info Kindle Edition Expected publication: June 20th 2016 by Carina Press ASIN B00Z70HR9A Edition Language English Series Diablo Lake #1 Other Editions (4) Source:Carina Press EARC in exchange for honest review
In Diablo Lake, Washington, a town populated by werewolves, witches, and more, magic woven deep into the earth protects the town's secrets from outsiders.
Katie Grady left Diablo Lake to get over a humiliating breakup; but her family needs her help, so she's back, in a sublet right across the hall from the guy she's lusted after for years. Jace Dooley is hotter than ever, and their friendship picks up along with massive doses of grown-up chemistry.
The very scent of Katie sharpens Jace's canines, makes the wolf within him stir. There's nothing more alluring to a Pack Alpha than a sexy female who is so very in charge. She won't be coddled, but if he plays his hand just right she might be convinced to become his.
Katie presents a challenge to Jace's wolf nature, whose chief instinct is to protect. Especially now that she's coming into the magic that is her birthright - and suddenly Jace isn't the only one who's interested in Katie, or the raw power she's just learning to use.
Lauren Dane has long been one of my go-to-authors, her contemporaries are my favorites of her work but my love of werewolves drove me to investigate this first book in her newest paranormal series.
The small town of Diablo Lake harbors a population of two rival werewolf clans, the Dooleys and the Pembrys. The witches who also live in this fictional Washington town use their magical abilities to help keep things on an even keel as well as provide the wolves support as needed.
Katie Faith Grady left after being jilted at the altar, when she comes home to Diablo Lake to help her parents with the family business she never expected to be living next door to her first crush Dooley Pack Alpha Jace Dooley.
Their proximity to each other is at once a torment to both and also a challenge to the Pembry Wolves whose renewed interest in Katie grows as her magical powers manifest stronger than ever causing her to become caught in the middle of a long held feud between the two wolf clans.
Small town atmosphere has a familiar charm, fact that it is built around werewolves and witch inhabitants appeals to me, the importance of family ties is always a favorite and most of all the second chance at romance for Katie Faith with Jace was not only long over due but fun as well as it unfolded.
While did not totally love this first entry into the Diablo Lake series liked it well enough to say when the next book comes out in the fall am hoping to get a chance to read it as well.
[EArc from Carina Press in exchange for honest review]
Forrest Wollinsky: Vampire Hunter [Vol. 2] Blood Mists of London
Whitechapel, London: 1888
A ravenous madman stalks the foggy streets of Whitechapel, savagely butchering women during the dead of night and mysteriously disappearing without a trace or even an eyewitness, which leaves detectives at wit’s end to find the murderer. The newspapers named the serial killer Jack the Ripper, but Forrest Wollinsky believes this sinister phantom is actually a master vampire who has ventured far from his homeland for one reason: unrelenting vengeance.
However, stopping this vampire won’t be easy. He’s the most powerful vampire Forrest has encountered to date. Slaying this vampire requires Forrest to align himself with unusual creatures he never knew existed, but even then they have no guarantee of success.
1888 still finds the Vampire Hunter an 8-year-old child, a child whose body and demeanor bely his age as does his continuing prowess in dispatching his undead prey.
Still traveling with his cousin Jacques and his own Father Forrest has left Romania for London, where he soon finds himself battling the most powerful Vampire he has encountered in his short career.
In searching for the Vampires daytime resting place Forrest finds strange creatures in the tunnels under the London streets, creatures who ally themselves with he and his companions giving some much appreciated knowledge and help when it is needed.
London, Whitechapel, Jack The Ripper murders and a few more twists and turns that keep the reader engaged and Forrest doing his best to stay alive.
Once more the tale is easy to follow and the violence that occurs here and there horrifying but necessary to the story. Not suffering at all from second book syndrome but rather tidily building on book one and also setting up book three.
From time to time there comes along a new version of Jack The Ripper and the London based Whitechapel murders, no matter how many times this story is retold however it still creeps me out while also appealing to the murder mystery suspense lover in me.
[Digital copy from Author]in exchange for honest review
A haunting, poignantly beautiful tale of love and loss that will totally rock your emotions many times before that last page is turned.
This is a brutaA haunting, poignantly beautiful tale of love and loss that will totally rock your emotions many times before that last page is turned.
This is a brutally honest look at how cancer takes no prisoners only victims. From the beginning though Andi does not let herself be one of those victims, she instead fights with everything she has to live every day like nothing is wrong. At least until those days she has to admit that will alone cannot overcome her bodies limitations.
Andi and Sergio had a passionate story to share and the icing on the cake was how that story encompassed the entire Eagle Elite crew to live it with them.
Along with moments of sheer grief there were moments of blinding joy, a wonderful combination that this author has mastered many times over....more
Fortunately Claire does not live up to what happens to be an unfortunate label placed upon her by two very clueless men whose perception is obviouslyFortunately Claire does not live up to what happens to be an unfortunate label placed upon her by two very clueless men whose perception is obviously warped from all the blood rushing south leaving them brain dead when it comes to her true self.
The title of the book brings to mind a female who manipulates men by withholding sexual fulfillment, Claire in this case seems to really be the one left high and dry.
A true friends-to-lovers tale that has more going for it than the explosive chemistry between Claire and Razer. Of course them steaming up the pages is no handicap to read about....more
A devastating virus spreads through the Deimos Station killing fifty-six people. Dr. Carter is somehow immune and the sole survivor. Vowing to avenge the lives of his colleagues and his lover, Carter takes two vials of the contagious lethal virus to Earth with the intention to infect and kill Boyd Grayson, the owner of Grayson Enterprises. He holds Grayson responsible for their deaths. His blind vengeance dismisses the fact that there is no cure, placing the entire world population at risk.
This tale starts out on a very emotional note with the death of everyone but Dr. Frank Carter on the Deimos Station, which is one of the mining stations owned by Boyd Grayson, in the same system as the planet Mars. Dr. Carter leaves Deimos station and takes a shuttle to nearby Olympus Mons, another mining station owned by Grayson, where he hopes to find a way to escape back to Planet Earth.
From there we are introduced to a new development when a prisoner in the Olympus Mons mining pits, Magnus Knight, escapes with his rescued ferret Digger who than soon finds himself an ally with Dr. Carter and a female mechanic named Sylvia.
Most of this book takes place off-world, the majority of the story is spent detailing the events that follow the trios daring escape along with some other plot points that point readers in a new direction for the leading characters.
Make no mistake there is also a lot going on behind the scenes on Planet Earth when Boyd Grayson learns of the daring escape and other events that occur on Mars.
This is the 5th book in a series that is well named as it has a few of the darker twists embedded within it’s pages, twists that to be quite frank I never expected or saw coming.
The buildup to the unexpected ending however is filled with quite spectacular bits of science fiction, fantasy and well thought out characters some of whom readers will want to find out more about as the series continues.
[Digital copy from Author]in exchange for honest review