This was the probably the heaviest book in the series, yet it attacked the topics at hand with a soft touch that kept with the sweet lightheartednessThis was the probably the heaviest book in the series, yet it attacked the topics at hand with a soft touch that kept with the sweet lightheartedness of the others. Sam had been my favorite since the first book and I couldn’t wait to see him happy and honestly even before Luke’s book Anything But Love I knew he should be with Rachel (Rae). When I first heard about Harper I just knew she was going to be his HEA and boy was I right. They were perfect and funny and sweet and I can’t help but sigh when I think about that rugged heartwarming father falling in love with Harper. I know the stories plot was a bit wild but that made it even greater because it wasn’t like Sam at all. This book was different thought because we got a side small story letting us know that Adam would be okay and I was so happy, but I kind of wish he would have gotten his own book. There was mention of Nash but it didn’t set up like the others and I sitting on pins and needles because I need Nash’s book. I mean, I JUST GOTTA HAVE IT!!!...more
This was another book in this series that I devoured in no time at all because I couldn’t help but keep reading. I mean it, I couldn’t put this book dThis was another book in this series that I devoured in no time at all because I couldn’t help but keep reading. I mean it, I couldn’t put this book down or the others for that matter. This story had a wonderful set up in Rocky and Jayce’s book, The Trouble with Love. This was a funny light read, despite the heavy topics. I enjoyed all of it and even though this has the least pages of all the books in the series so far it packed a great punch. The set up for Sam’s book was so good and once again Beth Ciotta did a great job intertwining the characters so that you didn’t feel you lost out on anything. ...more
This was my first attempt at reading a Lynn Michael's book, and I loved it. I got exactly want I wanted to get out of a book, which is to be left withThis was my first attempt at reading a Lynn Michael's book, and I loved it. I got exactly want I wanted to get out of a book, which is to be left with a happiness over reading it and a gut deep feeling; no matter what the feeling is; over a character. The worst thing in the world is to me, is to walk away from a book once done with it having no feeling at all. I would rather hate a book over being impartial to it, which is the exact opposite of how I felt about this book when I finished that last page at 4 am in the morning. In fact it was that exact moment I wanted to pick up the phone and call my really good friend Nikki and tell her how much I NEEDED her to read this book.
I know going into any romance novel that the timeline will be unrealistic, so I never factor that in, that being said I found this story-line to be very relatable. I connected to Cydney Parrish very much, and often times felt that the author has somehow snuck into my life to get her notes on what it is to be invisible. Cydney was complex and strong to those on the outside looking in, she didn’t take crap, and was fiercely loyal. Yet, her family walked all over her and treated like family service provider. I can’t say that I haven’t loved or identified with a heroine before, but I can say that I don’t believe that I have ever rooted so hard for one as I did Cydney Parrish.
At first I didn’t know what to make of Angus Munroe, he wasn’t your typical Alpha Male, and in fact some of him seemed almost Omega like. He had weakness and he showed it, sadness and he shared it, and pain that needed medical attention. But, despite all of that he was an Alpha, I would almost say all of those things actually added up to him being the perfect kind of Alpha Male. Putting Cydney and Gus together, was brilliant, he pushed Cydney to be who she should have always been, and she helped bring the life he stopped living back. They had sparks (pheww!!!), and a real honest connection. I loved the fighting, and tempers, and misunderstanding.
Now for the rest of the characters, I hate with a passion fueled by a thousand suns Bebe, and no matter what she would of, could of, or did do will change that. The same goes for Gwen the sister, Fletch the father, or Georgette the mother. They were all great characters, which is why I hated them. The only shining light of the inner family characters was Herb. I loved him and thought he was too good for Georgette.
The rest of the secondary characters like, the sheriff, Elvin and his sister Louella. You absolutely cannot leave out Maimi, she was great. ...more
I honestly don’t know what to make of this book. I truly hated it and am so glad that I read the second book in the series before I read this one or II honestly don’t know what to make of this book. I truly hated it and am so glad that I read the second book in the series before I read this one or I would never have picked this series back up. The story may have been sweet and there may have been a chemistry that sparked between Shay and James that would set you on fire, but I will never know because I couldn’t get past the almost obsession like theme of Rape this book had. I wanted to bang my head against the wall with every introduction of a new character. I’m not trying to be nasty, because I know that writing anything is hard, but to be that repetitive is beyond ridiculous. ...more
This book took me by surprise, every now and then I get a wild hair to branch out or try something different. My branching out was anything spectaculaThis book took me by surprise, every now and then I get a wild hair to branch out or try something different. My branching out was anything spectacular but it did land me onto this book by D.D. Ayres. I found the writing to enjoyable and the story line, though its basis to be unlikely as all usually are in some way, the connection between the characters was believable and honest. I felt that the author captured the need for real plausible love instead of just crazy sex, very well.
I don’t think I have ever instantly liked a heroine as much as I did Cole. She was smart, sassy and tough. She wasn't your typical sappy, afraid, in need of constant saving cause she’s clumsier than hell heroine who can’t protect herself to save her own skin. She stood her ground, and though you could feel her fear and you understood her pain she wasn't stupid about it and it didn't give herself the excuse to make dumb decisions. I honestly can’t say enough about the character of Cole, she really was a shining light in the repetitive nonsense of the common damsel in distress.
I liked Scott too, because again the D.D. Ayers did it right, he was brooding and sexy but not the Greek God of mythical proportions that most heroes are made out to be. He had made huge, damaging mistake and the guilt he carried with him was strong and believable. The struggle with his was father and his brother was touching and honest. The fact that he was introduced first was a wonderful touch and I think it actually set the tone of the book for me in the best way possible because you needed to know Scott first and his dark place he had been brought to over the loss of his, everything.
The story itself was a little far-fetched as I had said previously but it still moved well and wasn't so over the top that I wanted to roll my eyes while reading it. I found bits of it to be funny and really well thought out. The technical stuff was easy to understand, and moved the story at a nice pace. What I found to be the most intriguing thing about it and the author was her ability to weave in current pop culture without it being over powerful or cheesy. It worked so well in the story sometimes I had to do a double take realize one had been slipped into the story.
And you can’t leave out Hugo and Izzy, they were precious. I have to say that Hugo had more personality than most main characters.
On one finale note, the only thing that I wish I could have gotten closure on was the sister, and how she felt about Scott. ...more
Lily Danville is down on her luck and in need of a job, the last place she wants to be in back I Cedar Ridge but here she is sulking back into town anLily Danville is down on her luck and in need of a job, the last place she wants to be in back I Cedar Ridge but here she is sulking back into town and hopefully make peace with her heartbreaking past and maybe just maybe heal more than one wound. This is if she decides to stay. Aidan Kincaid is one of Cedar Ridge’s most eligible bachelor. Rough around the edges and rugged as hell living by his own set of rules. He has no trouble with the ladies but he only has eyes for one and he is hell bent of making sure that she never leaves again. I really liked this story I found Lilly funny and easily relatable and Aiden to be just as easily likable. The banter between siblings had me laughing out loud and I loved it. The banter and dialog with the other characters was just as sharp. It was a wonderful story and can’t wait till Hudson Kincaid’s story! ...more
I have said it before and will say it again, I am very biased when it comes to the Richmond Rouges/Barefoot Williams series. The fact that this book tI have said it before and will say it again, I am very biased when it comes to the Richmond Rouges/Barefoot Williams series. The fact that this book ties both together so completely just makes my heart squeal…
I loved this story for two distinct reasons, first because like always it’s a light funny read that allowed me to drift into it and feel as if I am there with characters, and second because it was the sweetest simplest love story ever. The lightheartedness of this emotional connection had me captivated. This story just was, simple to the point and a nice change of pace because there wasn’t any rip roaring emotional turmoil.
And who wouldn’t love Atlas, the only thing I found a little silly about the book, but I still loved it. ...more
I loved this book, but to be fare I am pretty biased because I have loved the Richmond Rogues since the first book I met. I also loved that fact thatI loved this book, but to be fare I am pretty biased because I have loved the Richmond Rogues since the first book I met. I also loved that fact that about who Jillie Mac’s brother was, that made me the most happy of all I think. The story was fun and sweet and it just worked for me. ...more
I really enjoyed this book. I knew I would truthfully because I loved Sophie and Mac from No Tan Lines and knew they would have a wonderful and sweetI really enjoyed this book. I knew I would truthfully because I loved Sophie and Mac from No Tan Lines and knew they would have a wonderful and sweet story. Mac though, Man did I love that character. In fact my only qualm with this whole book was that I felt Mac and Jenna could have had their own story. They were that good in my opinion. ...more
This was by far one of my favorite couplings, I found the Trace and Shaye to be honest (even when being deceptive) and heart warming. Its nice when yoThis was by far one of my favorite couplings, I found the Trace and Shaye to be honest (even when being deceptive) and heart warming. Its nice when you run a across a couple that can given you that push and pull everyone loves but can also give you the realistic ending of a love story. I liked that they had become a couple and that they chose to see where they would take it instead of let it be ran by fear of what other might think. I liked that in the end there wasn't a huge dramatic moment where one had to prove to the other how much they loved them. It was a sweet and fun read. I had several laugh out loud moments. The secondary stories were sweet and cute and made me happy with how they turned out. I also love how the author gave us multiple points of view. I am very Excited about reading the next installment of this series. ...more
Beth Ciotta has done a remarkable job, I ardently enjoyed this book. I have read books of Ciotta’s before and I liked them very much, but Fool for LovBeth Ciotta has done a remarkable job, I ardently enjoyed this book. I have read books of Ciotta’s before and I liked them very much, but Fool for Love has been by far my favorite read from her. I love the small town and all the characters were greatly written, easy to connect with, and fall in love with; especially Daisy. I can’t wait to read the next book because in all honesty Jayce and Rocky almost stole the show.
Chloe was well written, I found her to be realistic and charming. I rooted for her from the moment she appeared. I would have loved to have gotten more of her and her father, but I still flowed wonderfully and was I content with the story I received.
Devlin was hard for me to take at first, which made me love him even more when I realized just how amazing he really was. IMO he was a very complex Alpha, and I downright loved that about him. I loved that Ciotta didn’t change who he was to fit around Chloe, even when he was evolving it felt real and more him as a character than the HEA.
The love story was inspiring, because it wasn’t that Wam, Bam, Will you Marry Me thing. It was more the; I know how I feel about you, but this is who I am and I am not going to change, you better love me for me and take it slow kind of thing. Truly a great story and I know the next one will be just a great! ...more
Overall I was disappointed in this book, Yes bits and pieces I liked but not enough to bring the book up to IMO Susan Andersen's usual standard. It feOverall I was disappointed in this book, Yes bits and pieces I liked but not enough to bring the book up to IMO Susan Andersen's usual standard. It felt while reading that this story had just been slapped together, in some areas incredibly pushed. The chemistry between Jake and Jenny was missing to me. I will admit however that the sex scenes were funny and sweet, which kind of didn't fit he couple at all to me. Although I liked the flow as far as the characters having a real time span for the feelings to grow, I just see how they could have.
My second bout of disappointment came from Jake alone, I had the hardest time finding something to like about him and the only thing I could was his growing relationship with his half-brother Max. Not even his relationship with his Son could deter my feelings about the (so called) Hero. I just kept waiting for there to have been forces beyond his control that kept him from his child, but it kept going back to and ultimately boiling down to his own selfishness, young father be damned.
I liked Jenny though; her character was like a shining light in the book. I rooted for the HEA just for her. I liked that she was fiercely protective over Austin and thought it killed her think of him leaving she did what was best for the kid. I would like to see her best friend get a story. I think she would be another great leading Lady.
I think I will like Max as a hero better than Jake, and think it would be fun to see how the brother are doing in his story.
Now for my finale disappointment that put this book in the 2 star shelves for me was Austin. Don't get me wrong I know Austin had the crap end of the stick and it wasn't Austin's character that I didn't like really but the way he was written. He wasn't a relatable 13 yr old; though the author did try she just tried too hard. With that said My hope is to get a grown up Austin story in this series.
Because I do know Susan Andersen's usual standard I am going to give this series and stab with Max's book. o_O here's hoping it works in my favor. ...more
This book was a heavy double edged sword to me, there were many moments of laugh out loud hilarity, melt your heart sweetness, and rev your engine hotThis book was a heavy double edged sword to me, there were many moments of laugh out loud hilarity, melt your heart sweetness, and rev your engine hotness. Then there were many moments of knock your head against the wall frustration, was that really needed irritation and worst of all, the why was that even mentioned confusion.
I had questions about like why did Breanne it have to happen 3 times when once was bad enough (it actually made it a little harder for me to like her) and then why did her brothers get mentioned so often when they were truly no benefit to the story?
I was rooting more for the Shelly and Dante than the actual HEA and thought that seemed a little corny that the other two were shaking up too.
I love Jill Shalvis and her writing style as far as the banter between characters goes and usually her characters are what keep me glued to the book, usually for those reasons I can look past the unanswered questions and holes in the story. This time it's harder, I want so much to be to say I love everything about this book, but I can't. It was definitely cute and I don't hate that I read but it's definitely not one of my favorites. ...more
Okay I won't lie I totally had no idea that Out of Eden was the first book of 2 and read Into the Wild first. But I have to say that I loved it. BethOkay I won't lie I totally had no idea that Out of Eden was the first book of 2 and read Into the Wild first. But I have to say that I loved it. Beth Ciotta has a cute way of telling a story and her style is that perfect balance. I told my friend she totally PG-13 she gets stars for the adult but also for not going too far with it. I loved that this book was more about the characters which were amazing by the way. Once I figured out that Kylie was Spenser's little sister it made the best friend and younger sister thing that much more intriguing and funny. I loved Kylie from the first page. It took not time at all for me to warm up to her character. This is a wonderful book and if you like this you will truly like into the wild as well....more
This was my first Beth Ciotta book. I wanted to me adventurous and step out of my normal authors. I liked this book. I had no idea that it was book 2This was my first Beth Ciotta book. I wanted to me adventurous and step out of my normal authors. I liked this book. I had no idea that it was book 2 of 2 and that there was another one I should have read first. It however turned out that it really didn't matter. This was a cute read however very entertaining and adventurous, it was also crazy farfetched. I know that was probably the point to certain extent and I did my best to remember that. It was just that there were certain things that just didn't work for me. I would found it a better read had those certain things been left out. Still if you are looking a fun, adventurous book it's worth a read. ...more