Damaged but sweet hero, sexy, hot and romantic. These two didnt fight their attraction and I loved it. Just what the doctored ordered. Rec this one foDamaged but sweet hero, sexy, hot and romantic. These two didnt fight their attraction and I loved it. Just what the doctored ordered. Rec this one for a easily engaging read....more
Reviews seemed all across the board on this one, so I wasnt sure what to think going in. I ended up really liking it. We finally see a softening of ZaReviews seemed all across the board on this one, so I wasnt sure what to think going in. I ended up really liking it. We finally see a softening of Zacharel- the warrior angel leading a fallen band of brothers, introduced in the author's Lords of the Underworld series- as well as his backstory.
Annabelle, his heroine, wow what a story she has and yet she remained strong through it. (I sensed a little of Whedonverse in her pathos- never a bad thing.)
Their story of finding each other over the source of all her trouble actually hooked me early on- yes me who is so jaded by overused plotlines and scenarios- and I actually ended being surprised by the ending. (Not sure why, when I should have seen it coming a mile awhile, but I missed it.)
This book begins Showalter's new series about a group of warrior angels, darkened by pain and fallen from grace whom, I suspect, are about to be redeemed by love.
So yes, an excellent first outing for a news series....more
I love Morsi's old historical romances. They're so homespun, yet so very real, filled with quirky characters you immediately fall in love with.
Wild OaI love Morsi's old historical romances. They're so homespun, yet so very real, filled with quirky characters you immediately fall in love with.
Wild Oats is no exception. The story starts out with the local mortician desirous to sew some wild oats with the notorious Mrs. Cora Briggs who lives on the outskirts of town, ostracized from society for being a divorcee.
Jedwin gets more than he bargained for when Cora actually takes him up on his odious offer- just to get back at Jedwin's harridan of a mother for spreading all kinds of rumors about her. However with one condition- he has to romance her of all things.
Of course- he agrees, because Jedwin's been in love with Mrs. Briggs since the moment he saw her. In the process they fall in genuine love and Jedwin eventually decides he means to marry her... allowing long held secrets in Dead Dog, Oklahoma come to light.
I loved this book- I always say that Morsi writes a great Beta hero, but really they are not. Jedwin, (short for James Edwin-love that name!) knew what he wanted, her, and he got it, no matter what society thought. He also, from the very beginning, knew who he wanted to be, and he didn't give in to his mother's pushing the opposite direction one iota. (Unlike Cora's first husband- but that's a secret for the reader to discover!) And he gently wooed the quirky divorcee to his side- despite his lack of experience. That is a hero who knows what he wants and goes after it with integrity and that is my definition of worthy alpha male....more
Tasha "Sass" Sebastian, former Merc known as Lady Sass, gets assigned to the ship commandeered by one time enemy, Admiral Branden Kel-Paten. Now partTasha "Sass" Sebastian, former Merc known as Lady Sass, gets assigned to the ship commandeered by one time enemy, Admiral Branden Kel-Paten. Now part of an alliance between their two factions, Sass must do her best to hide her past while serving under the enigmatic Kel-paten.
The Admiral has his own secrets. He has loved Sass since he first laid eyes on her- long before she was assigned to his ship. But there's a major problem- he's part cyber man and he isn't supposed to have "feelings" at all, much less the strong emotions he feels for Sass. So he hides it, keeping her near but loving her from afar.
But then they take on a passenger, a rogue telepath named Jace Serafino, who threatens both Sass's and Kel-Paten's long held secrets and with the alliance threatened from within and without there is nothing they can do but trust the man who could tear them both apart.
I liked Games of Command, but not as much as I thought I would, being the sci fi lover that I am and all. I definitely enjoyed the secondary romance between the ship's doc, Eden Flynn and Serifino just as much as the main Hero/Heroine, perhaps more so.
Sass and Kel-Paten lacked a chemistry despite his desperate longing for her and the fact he's unique in romance novel land. (He's a "virgin hero".) Yep, Sass is his first, and that- coupled with his long held torch for the feisty heroine- should have made their eventual "connection" much more fiery. Unfortunately, it was decidedly anticlimactic, imo, and far more tepid then I had hoped.
The other component to this novel are the pets. They're telepaths AND teleporters and they factor in big time to defeating the big bads. (I am not a pet person so I found it all kind of silly, really.) Still, the novel contains an intriguing enough plot and, from the many stellar reviews out there, I know many enjoyed GOC.
I'm giving it a 2 out of 5, however. I just didn't feel the passion between the H/H to bring this up to the level it should have been....more