I’ve long been a fan of forbidden romance, and though this had hints of a love triangle (which is not my usual fare), I thoroughly enjoyed the angst c...moreI’ve long been a fan of forbidden romance, and though this had hints of a love triangle (which is not my usual fare), I thoroughly enjoyed the angst caused by the fact that Aileen was a “fallen woman” and Blake was so determined to be proper and never cause a scandal due to his illegitimate status.
That’s not to mention the instant dislike/lust that they both found themselves in from the start, and the chemistry between them was delicious.
One thing that really stood out about this story for me was my discovery of just how much I dislike “time jumps”. You know, the ones where it’s “a week passed by…” type of thing? It led to far too much “telling” and not enough actually experiencing things through the eyes of the characters. While I understood the necessity of it, it still left a bad taste in my mouth.
That said, however, I enjoyed the unconventional (divorced) heroine, the forbidden romance, and the honorable-to-a-fault hero. The Aileen’s sister made me want to murder her on more than one occasion, and I can’t wait to read her story in the next installment of the series and see if another man does a better job of taming her.
There was another aspect of the story that I absolutely adored, though I fear that including it would be a spoiler, so I must only hint at it — the presence and storyline of Tara’s former love, Raury. I was very leery of reading it when the story began, but I was very pleased with the outcome.
Overall, this was a very enjoyable read — one that surprised me on many levels, and I will be following this series as it continues.
Expected Release Date: July 15, 2013 Publisher: Courtney Milan Imprint: N/...moreThis is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.
Expected Release Date: July 15, 2013 Publisher: Courtney Milan Imprint: N/A Author’s Website: http://www.courtneymilan.com/ My Source for This Book: Netgalley Part of a Series: Yes, Book 2, Brothers Sinister Series Series Best Read In Order: Works well as a standalone Steam Level: Steamy Pet Peeves: None Favorite Tropes: Good Secondary Romance, First Came Love
With Courtney Milan’s trademark humor, chemistry, and amazing romance, this book was everything I could want in a historical romance novel. The secondary romance was interesting and fulfilling, without ever taking away from the main story, and I loved getting not one but two Happily Ever Afters in the same story.
The pacing was absolutely perfect, with the romance between Oliver and Jane building gradually as the story progressed, and it wasn’t long before I was just as in love with them as they were with each other.
Even though this is the fourth installment (second full-length novel) of the series, I think it would work admirably as a standalone. It might be obvious to new readers that there are more books available in the series, but I think that they would be able to enjoy this story just fine even if they hadn’t been fortunate enough to read the other installments.
Overall, this book has firmly earned a place on my keeper shelf, and I can see myself re-reading it in the future.
A resounding 5/5 Stars
In fact, I loved it so much, I’m going to give away a Kindle version to one lucky reader. Visit my blog before July 27th to enter to win a Kindle copy of The Heiress Effect!
Expected Release Date: November 15, 2012 Publisher: Kensington Imprint: Ke...moreThis is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.
Expected Release Date: November 15, 2012 Publisher: Kensington Imprint: Kensington Trade/eKensington Author’s Website: http://kckleinbooks.com/ My Source for This Book: Gift from the author Part of a Series: No Series Best Read In Order: N/A Steam Level: Steamy Pet Peeves: Adultery or Infideliy, Too Much Emphasis On Secondary Romance Favorite Tropes: Unrequited Love, Good Use Of Flashbacks
As most followers of my reviews already know, I tend to shy away from contemporary novels in general, but as a fan of Ms. Klein’s sci-fi tales, I couldn’t turn this one down.
The use of flashbacks was brilliant, and expertly crafted to build tension without becoming tiresome, and the copious amounts of angst and heartache in the story were sublime.
The two biggest, and really only, drawbacks for me were the presence of infidelity on the part of one of the protagonists, as one of them was involved in a relationship with another person when Katie was unexpected thrust back into Cole’s path, and the secondary romance between Jett and Nikki. The former is simply a pet peeve of mine, and the latter threw me off quite a bit. Cole and Katie’s tale is interrupted somewhere around halfway through by a full albeit integrated secondary tale of Cole’s sister Nikki and Cole’s best friend, Jett. As the story progressed, I began to really enjoy the secondary storyline, but was incredibly disappointed by the ending — so much time had been spent building up things between them, but the ending is at worst unsatisfying and at best bittersweet, and not at all what I was expecting as the book was obviously drawing to a close.
Even so, the emotional roller coaster that was Cole and Katie’s relationship made it more than worth the while to read. This is not a light, fluffy romance by any means, but I think that those looking for a harder road to a happy ending will be quite pleased.
4.5/5 Stars, and I’m really hoping that Nikki and Jett get a sequel.(less)
This book was so, so good, and that's coming from someone who doesn't even like contemporary romance in general.
With relatable characters (despite th...moreThis book was so, so good, and that's coming from someone who doesn't even like contemporary romance in general.
With relatable characters (despite their sometimes celebrity status), plenty of realistic ups and downs, and a decent secondary romance that didn't take away from the main love story, (not to mention the yummy chemistry) I couldn't put it down.
4.5-5, full review and final rating to follow. (less)
I'm very torn on the final rating of this book. I feel as though I were a victim of a bait and switch, as there was no indication of a major, game-cha...moreI'm very torn on the final rating of this book. I feel as though I were a victim of a bait and switch, as there was no indication of a major, game-changing plot twist in the blurb.
This book was |thisclose| to being a DNF, and it was only my interest in a secondary romance that was developing that kept me going. That said, I did gradually come accustomed to the twist and even found myself enjoying the story again as it progressed.
I WILL say that this book needed a professional editor. There were far too many grammatical/spelling mistakes as well as an abuse of commas and page breaks, making the writing feel quite choppy at times.
I'll have to come back and give a final rating when I write my full review, because I can't decide just how much weight to give to the fact that I, in all seriousness, almost didn't finish this one compared to the fact that I DID enjoy the majority of it. (less)
While I enjoyed the secondary romance (and am vaguely disgruntled that there wasn't more *ahem* detail to that romance), I have to say the switching o...moreWhile I enjoyed the secondary romance (and am vaguely disgruntled that there wasn't more *ahem* detail to that romance), I have to say the switching of POV's was a wee bit distracting at times.
Add to that a few little TSTL moments from various characters, and I couldn't quite give this one a perfect rating.
That said, the action was incredible, the medical science was fun, and the forbidden romance was delicious.
Expected Release Date: January 1, 2012 (previously published) Publisher:...moreThis is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.
Expected Release Date: January 1, 2012 (previously published) Publisher: Bell Bridge Books Imprint: N/A Author’s Website: My Source for This Book: Netgalley Part of a Series: No Series Best Read In Order: N/A Steam Level: Steamy Lighthearted and funny, this battle of the sexes (or battle of the attorneys) story was a fast, easy read. Paige’s family was a character in itself, and the entire confinement of Ross and Paige was hysterical.
Overall, this was a very sweet, funny read, with just enough steam to keep things from getting syrupy.
Recommended for fans of enemies to lovers, of heroes and heroines being forced to spend time together despite their dislike for each other, and of lighthearted reads with just a touch of steam.
Expected Release Date: October 4, 2011 Publisher: Macmillan Imprint: St. M...moreThis is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.
Expected Release Date: October 4, 2011 Publisher: Macmillan Imprint: St. Martin’s Paperbacks Author’s Website: www.janelledenison.com My Source for This Book: Gift from the author Part of a Series: Yes, Book 2, Reliance Group Series Best Read In Order: Works well as a standalone Steam Level: Hot
Sean grew up with a con-man as a father, and the apple didn’t fall far from the tree. After his father was sent to prison from a con gone bad, Sean tried to take the straight and narrow path, but the temptation of easy cash and the thrill of the con were too tempting, and pretty soon he was partnered up with one of his father’s old accomplices for what seemed to be an easy job. Things went sour with the victim, and Sean not only went to prison for a short stint, but also is plagued with guilt over what happened to the woman because of his actions.
Now both a bartender at the Onyx Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, and a member of the Reliance Group, a secret organization that utilizes the special skills of its members to complete under-the-radar investigations for high-profile clients, Sean is well on his way to proving to both himself and his boss that he has mended his wicked ways.
However, when a client approaches the Reliance Group with a job to track down the very man had been Sean’s father’s accomplice all those years ago — and the man responsible for his father’s prison sentence — Sean knows that this is his chance to finally bring the man to justice. Unfortunately, the case requires him to once more don his suave con-man persona — a persona he has worked incredibly hard to move on from.
It doesn’t help matters that his mark this time is Zoe Russo, the daughter of the man who sent Sean’s father to prison. Hating having to deceive her, Sean is determined to protect Zoe from the knowledge that she’s being played. Unfortunately, life doesn’t work that way, and pretty soon Zoe is confronted with Sean’s part in the investigation of her father, as well as his own personal history as a professional liar. For Zoe, whose own personal history gives her a distinct dislike for untruths, this is an incredibly cruel blow, because she had finally allowed herself to open up and trust a man.
Now Sean must protect Zoe from her father’s dangerous business partners who will stop at nothing to find her father, and to try desperately to convince her that the strong connection between them was the absolute truth.
I recently reviewed the first book in the Reliance Group series, INTO THE NIGHT, and gave that book a 4/5 Star rating. As much as I enjoyed that book, I don’t think it can hold a candle to this book at all. Don’t get me wrong, the first book was good, but this book was pretty much fantastic.
While this book is the second installment of the Reliance Group series, new readers should be aware that it works beautifully as a standalone. While the hero of the first book makes a small appearance, this story stood on its own two feet very well, with all the important information being given without ever falling into the dreaded Info Dump that so many sequels do.
I liked Zoe right from the start. While not a prude, she prefers for sexual relationships to have a basis in emotion, which was a refreshing change from the heroine in the first novel.
Sean was absolutely delicious, with his consummate good looks and all that charm, along with his guilt and self-hatred over his own mistakes in his past.
There was a delightful twist at the end that kept me on my toes, and I personally enjoyed the secondary romance between Jessica and Noah.
Overall, this was a wonderful read, full of both drama and suspense, as well as some delicious chemistry between the main characters.
Expected Release Date: November 1, 2010 (Available Now!) Publisher: Prair...moreThis is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.
Expected Release Date: November 1, 2010 (Available Now!) Publisher: Prairie Muse Publishing Imprint: N/A Author’s Website: lauralandon.com/ My Source for This Book: Amazon.com Part of a Series: No Series Best Read In Order: N/A Steam Level: Steamy
When infamous rake Brentan Montgomery, Earl of Charfield, is offered breeding rights to the Marquess of Fellingsdown’s prize Arabian, in exchange for simply distracting Fellingsdown’s sister from an ineligible match, he jumps at the chance. Knowing that his cynical heart is in no danger of being touched, and that Fellingsdown’s sister must be a complete antidote for him to need to “hire” a man to keep her chaste company for two weeks, he looks at his obligation as an investment in his stable’s future.
When he meets Lady Elyssa, however, he’s struck by a thunderbolt — for she is exactly the woman he has always dreamed of finding. Beautiful, intelligent, and just as horse-mad as Brent, Elyssa is his perfect mate.
Lady Elyssa, however, has hidden herself away from society from a young age. Now a confirmed spinster, she has resigned herself to a life of being cosseted and protected by her well-meaning siblings. A childhood prank gone wrong resulted in a severe injury to her leg, forcing her to walk with a cane and an unbecoming limp, and her one disastrous Season in London confirmed for her that she would never marry or ever again willingly face society and their judgement.
The more time she spends with Brent, however, the more she begins to long for a “real” life — that of a husband, and of children, and of feeling as though she is more than her injury.
But when Elyssa discovers that Brent was “hired” to keep her company, can she trust her feelings and his?
I found this one incredibly sweet and enjoyable. There was of course a Big Misunderstanding, but since it led to some very satisfactory groveling on the part of the hero, I can’t say I truly minded.
It is very important for readers to be aware that there is a very strong secondary romance plot to this story. I personally enjoy such a thing in my romances, but I know that a lot of readers find it distracting, and as such need readers to realize that Harrison and Cassandra’s romance gets almost equal face time as Brent and Ely’s does.
As of the writing of this review, Shattered Dreams is only $0.99 at Amazon.com for Kindle, and I urge fans of heroines with disabilities and of reformed rakes, as well as fans of good secondary romances to snatch this one up before the price goes back up.
A very sweet Regency romance about righting past wrongs, of overcoming self-doubts, and of finding love in the most unlikely places. 4/5 Stars(less)
Expected Release Date: May 23, 2011 Publisher: Carina Press Imprint: N/A Au...moreThis is a Quickie Review. For the Full Review, please visit The Romanceaholic.
Expected Release Date: May 23, 2011 Publisher: Carina Press Imprint: N/A Author’s Website: http://authorjennyschwartz.com/ My Source for This Book: Netgalley Part of a Series: Yes, Out of the Bottle #3 Series Best Read In Order: Worked well as a standalone Steam Level: Hot
She is the Bringer of Death Cali, a djinni, has sworn to twist the wishes of humans so they die by their own greed and evil. Her latest master is arms dealer David Saqr, a man Cali believes deserves the fate she has in store for him. But this time she finds herself up against Andrew, David's guardian angel.
He is a Protector of Life Andrew believes David can yet find redemption. He fights Cali for the man's life, even as he tries to persuade her to give in to the sizzling attraction between them. He shows Cali another side of David, and invites her to trust again, to hope. But centuries of being enslaved have hardened Cali's heart-it's going to take all of Andrew's love to convince her to open it and let him in.
Not really a positive or negative point to me, but it seemed strange to see an angel free to make love. Granted, Cali wasn't human, so that definitely didn't fall under the whole nephalim-creating no-no that we so often run into in celestial romances, but I suppose I expected Andrew to be Fallen or to have some otherwise negative consequences for falling so hard for Cali.
Overall, though, this was a fast, deliciously tasty read, and a wonderful intro into the world of the djinni. I will definitely be going back and reading the first two installments into the series, and would recommend this one for fans of magick, guardian angels, redeemable villains, and explosive action (in the bedroom and otherwise).
Expected Release: Date: June 28, 2011 Publisher: Harlequin Imprint: HQN Aut...moreThis is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.
Expected Release: Date: June 28, 2011 Publisher: Harlequin Imprint: HQN Author’s Website: http://www.charlottefeatherstone.net/ My Source for This Book: Netgalley Part of a Series: Yes, Book 1, The Brethren Guardians Series Best Read In Order: N/A Steam Level: Hot
As of this moment, I’ve spent about two hours writing and re-writing this review. Why, do you ask? For the simple reason that nothing I say seems to accurately describe just how much I really enjoyed this book.
Taking it’s cue from gothic novels of old, Seduction & Scandal has everything I love in darker historicals. Our heroine is a woman with a secret scandalous past, determined to live a virtuous and staid life, never giving in to the passions that ruined her mother’s life. She agrees to a courtship with a man who is boring, but safe, and never tells him of her secret hobby as a novelist. Then enter the Earl of Black, a darkly handsome man who has a scandal of his own to follow him, who tempts her with the promise of secret kisses and forbidden caresses.
The secret scandal in Isabella’s past, the deadly rumors that surround Black, the tale of secret societies with a dash of the paranormal, a delicious sense of sensuality, and an unseen outside force attempting to ruin all chances of happiness between the lovers, all combine to make this book an incredible read.
I literally could not put this book down. Once I read the opening lines, Ms. Featherstone’s masterful writing style had me entranced to the point that even I found myself reading this book in line at the grocery store.
I must also say how absolutely thrilled I am by the blurb of the next book in the series, Pride & Passion, and how completely devastated I am that it doesn’t come out until December.
A very solid 5/5 Stars, and highly recommended for fans of gothic historical romances.(less)
First off, let's be clear -- this is NOT an anthology! It's a single story that was written as a collaboration between three incredi...moreI loved this book!
First off, let's be clear -- this is NOT an anthology! It's a single story that was written as a collaboration between three incredible regency romance authors -- Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, and Connie Brockway.
When horse-crazy Hugh Dunne, Earl of Briarly, is gravely injured while training his new prize stallion, he realizes that it's time to find a wife and set up his nursery. So he does what any man would would much rather spend his time in the stables than darken the door of Almack's would do: he pawns off the responsibility of finding a suitable match onto his sister!
A houseparty is quickly arranged to include both the most eligible beauties of the season, and a few handsome gentlemen as well (since they might as well try to find a husband for a family friend, the young widowed Georgiana, despite her insistence that she will never remarry).
What follows is a light-hearted, charmingly sweet tale of matchmaking, hijinks, and of course, love with three distinct love stories all written into a single narrative.
There's no real angst -- just enough to keep things interesting -- and overall this is a very easy, light-hearted, cheesy-grin-inducing period romance. Highly recommended for those looking for something easy and sweet (especially good after reading a heavy novel or two just prior). 5 Stars(less)
This book gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "struggling with inner demons".
Around sixty years ago, Winter became a hybrid -- that is, a human wh...moreThis book gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "struggling with inner demons".
Around sixty years ago, Winter became a hybrid -- that is, a human who has willfully merged her soul with a demon in order to gain the physical and mental power to battle against full-blooded demons. Now, her time is running out. The longer a hybrid exists without becoming bonded to a mate, the more powerful their demon side becomes, until finally the demon takes over. Once this happens, there's no coming back, and the other hybrids are forced to hunt down these monsters and kill them.
Now, at this time when she struggles the most with the blood-lust and battle-hunger within her, Winter's entire world is in uproar. Full blooded demons, who, in the past, have been too animalistic and unorganized to ever become a unified force are suddenly attacking the Hybrid ranks en masse, leaving behind untold carnage and confusion.
Forced to team up with both Lupines and Nightwalkers ("werewolves" and "vampires", respectively), Winter must now lead her people, hunt down a rogue, fight her demon, and, oh yeah, try to resist an impossibly sexy, incredibly powerful Nightwalker Lord who is suddenly convinced that she's his fated mate. Can't a girl catch a break?
What worked for me: *I really liked the mythology in this story. The hybrids started out as Templars, and the Lupines and Nightwalkers actually used to be the same until there was a (for lack of a better term) civil war that resulted in their numbers being split -- one side retaining the ability to shift and the other side with the telepathic abilities. I also liked that the Nightwalkers didn't drink blood but rather fed off of the energy and excess emotions of other people, and that they didn't typically kill to feed. This was an interesting twist on an old genre, and helped to breathe a new life into the story.
*I was as surprised as anyone about the identity of the Big Bad, and really enjoyed the cat-and-mouse game that was played.
*I'm a big fan of fated-to-be-mated stories, and I really enjoyed Marcus having to adjust to a warrior mate. Nightwalker females are cosseted and protected (and basically steamrolled), so it's completely against Marcus' nature to allow Winter the freedom to be who she is -- a strong warrior and strong leader.
*I also enjoyed the idea of an uneasy alliance between three opposing factions; the Nightwalkers, the Hybrids, and the Lupines. The politics involved as well as the innate battle for dominance amongst the alphas was highly enjoyable.
*I also enjoyed the secondary romances in this story -- one that was resolved and one that left us hanging.
What didn't work for me: *While not a cliff-hanger ending, I did feel that it ended a bit abruptly. I am desperately hoping for a sequel, as I'm anxious to find out what happens with the couple who did not yet get their HEA
Overall, a highly enjoyable read, and I am very ardently hoping for a sequel. 4 1/2 Stars(less)
**spoiler alert** See, I'm supposed to be painting, and yet, here I am reviewing this book instead lol
Alrighty lemme just jump right in:
What worked fo...more**spoiler alert** See, I'm supposed to be painting, and yet, here I am reviewing this book instead lol
Alrighty lemme just jump right in:
What worked for me: *Unrequited love plus a revenge plot = epic win in my book
*It was set in the states, and on the east coast, which is a refreshing change for a historical novel
*It. was. angsty. as. faaak. *falls over*
*The writing itself is beautifully done. Rich without being flowery, deep without being dragging. Even when I didn't necessarily agree with where the plotline was going, I was glued to this book.
*The push and pull between our hero and heroine, who desperately didn't want to fall in love with each other but couldn't help but do so. The fact that they both felt guilty about what they'd done/were doing to the other, and the fact that they HAD developed a friendship before they got married in the beginning was lovely.
What didn't work for me: *Plus size heroine loses all the weight and becomes incredibly hot before she gets her man. Bah. Once, JUST ONCE, I'd like to read a book where the hero is initially turned off by the fat chick only to fall in love with her despite her physical appearance not being what he's normally attracted to. Anybody know of a book like that? Bueller? Bueller? Anybody? Bueller?
*The twist with the grandfather -- I really think that WHOLE subplot could've been left out without hurting the story, and it would've shortened it quite a bit.
*I admit, I'm stuck on the divorce. Especially since in those days, divorcing a woman was as good as proclaiming her a harlot and stitching a big fat A on her bodice -- there is no way that he didn't know that divorcing her would hurt her worse than a marriage of convenience. Srsly, this book makes me wish I wrote fanfiction so that I could change the plot so that they never divorced, but that he merely abandoned her or disillusioned her or hell, fell for her chubby arse shortly after marrying her. Or something lol
And yet, despite those things, it was a really fanfrickintastic book. There was just enough comedy to keep things from getting too heavy, and just enough immaturity and angst amongst the main characters to keep me reading.
I'm gonna say 4 1/2 Stars (it'd be five, but dangit just once I want the fat chick to get her man while she's still fat lol) (less)
**spoiler alert** So when I first started reading, I despised Sophie's betrothed. What a disgusting man he was to plan on marrying Sophie while settin...more**spoiler alert** So when I first started reading, I despised Sophie's betrothed. What a disgusting man he was to plan on marrying Sophie while setting up a mistress with whom he was in love! >:( Ok ok so that's not really fair -- that's EXACTLY what men of the times in that social circle did, but still. Blech.
However, once we got to know him and Madeline a little better, I admit I softened towards him a great deal, even though he was still a big ole chucklehead. The resolution with Madeline was a bit far-fetched, but still sweet.
Sophie's parents also annoyed me. I can't abide adultery, and despite the fact that Sophie hinted that a lot of his "public" dalliances were designed to spark a reaction in his wife, that doesn't change the fact that he still carried on multiple extramarital affairs. It was nice that she (finally) forgave him and let him back in her bed, but adultery is such an automatic squick for me that even that wasn't all that appealing.
To be honest, I found both of those side romances to be more intriguing than that between Patrick and Sophie. Not that there was anything wrong with them, mind you, and I definitely enjoyed the story as a whole, but her pretending to be uneducated so's not to scare him off and acting as though nothing ever bothered her (even though I understand her reasoning given her upbringing) annoyed the pie out of me. And Patrick, I'm sorry man I wouldn't allow my spouse to go off unattended with their ex-fiance for hours at a time without at least asking WTH they were doing.
Even with all that, it was an entertaining read, so 4 Stars :)(less)
**spoiler alert** Wow. This book had a LOT of sex lol
There was not one, not two, but THREE distinct "romantic" storylines (though only the H/H officia...more**spoiler alert** Wow. This book had a LOT of sex lol
There was not one, not two, but THREE distinct "romantic" storylines (though only the H/H officially got their "HEA"). Every time you turn around, someone's got their pants down or skirt lifted or down on their knees or... Yeah..
Honestly it started to take away from the story after a while. I realize that sex was a very important plot device (just glance at the official description to see that), but some of it seemed gratuitous rather than plot-driven. I didn't mind any of the encounters between Dev and his partners or between Creed and Annika (*hot*), but there was just one or two too many encounters between Remy and Haley.. I got to the point I practically skimmed, and that's never a good thing.
The magical tattoos thing just really didn't do it for me, either. *wrinkles nose*
And while we're at it, go ahead and smack me for this double standard too -- I don't care for female protagonists who use sex as part of a spy job. Total double standard because, as anyone who reads my reviews knows, I adore me some Anne Stuart and she's the cliff-hucking queen of the sex-and-seduction-as-a-means-to-an-end plot device. For some reason though, it doesn't sit well with me when a female does the same thing *shrugs*
Despite all that, I did enjoy it. I was a bit disappointed that Remy didn't push the "what happens if I say no" issue, just because I'm a sadist and wanted to see what they'd say (*evil laugh*), but overall it was a good story. The emotional relationship between Remy and Haley seemed well paced, despite their sudden dive into sex right after they met, and I really enjoyed Creed and Annika's.. er.. "relationship". I was hoping that they'd get their own book, but from reading the descriptions of the next few, it doesn't look like that's the case. I wonder if they continue the trend of secondary (and tertiary) romances in future books.
I'm finding myself withdrawing from the more erotic romances lately, so do keep that in mind when you consider my rating -- it's entirely possible that I'm being unfair to the novel simply because my own personal tastes are changing :)
Ahhh that was bloody fantastic! Very much worth the wait.
While there were a few things that bugged me (that I'm not going to mention since I don't w...moreAhhh that was bloody fantastic! Very much worth the wait.
While there were a few things that bugged me (that I'm not going to mention since I don't want to spoil it just yet for those who can't resist reading reviews), I must say that overall this was one of the best stories in the series.
There was a nice little surprise at the end that had my jaw on the floor, and let me tell you, that doesn't happen often.
I'm very very anxiously awaiting Payne's story, though I know it'll be a long time coming (boo).
A word of warning though, do yourself a favor and read the series in order. While the earlier books (books 1-4 perhaps) are easy enough to read as standalones if you must, Lover Mine is definitely not for the uninitiated.
I will definitely be re-reading this one in the future.