I love Max. He was one of my book boyfriend’s in 2010 and he's till leading the charge in 2011. He can “growl” at me any day.
There is never any doubtI love Max. He was one of my book boyfriend’s in 2010 and he's till leading the charge in 2011. He can “growl” at me any day.
There is never any doubt that Max loves the other half of his heart Dectective Cee Cee Caissie more than his own life. I love it when he calls her Detective (like they don’t have a smoking’ hot personal relationship) and then his pet nickname for her Sha melts her heart (and mine). Ahh hell I just love Max.
But make no mistake Max is a savvy businessman and runs the enterprises he inherited from mobster Jimmy Legere with an iron fist. Don’t cross him or he’ll literally rip your throat out. Add in his protective nature for his clan and his need to rule and protect them for those that would seek to destroy them and Max has got a lot of balls he’s juggling in the air.
Cee Cee is her usual tough as nails, workaholic cop persona. Cee Cee’s working a particularly gruesome case while trying to maintain a delicate balance between work and her personal life with Max. And she’s trying to keep the lid on a few of her coworkers, including her partner Alain who know the truth about Max and would love to see him behind bars instead of warming Cee Cee’s bed at night.
This is a great instalment to the series and I can’t wait to read more about Max...ok and Cee Cee. ...more
Loved the premise. Virgil is an exceptionally tortured hero and I was very interested to see how Novak was going to pull this story off bet4.5 Stars!
Loved the premise. Virgil is an exceptionally tortured hero and I was very interested to see how Novak was going to pull this story off between a prison official and an incarerated criminal. Good thing that a majority of the story took place outside the prison walls. Since I was a big fan of the TV show Prison Break I was glad to see that it kind of inspired Novak to write this book. Well done!...more
Sometimes I think it’s a bad idea to read too many books in a row of the same genre and general story idea especially when you’ve read a couple of reaSometimes I think it’s a bad idea to read too many books in a row of the same genre and general story idea especially when you’ve read a couple of really good books in a row. I think When You Dare for me was a victim of being the poor relation. I’d just come off reading two really good romantic suspense books before starting this one and it fell a little short of the mark for me.
I thought it started out with a great premise (and vaguely familiar to a book I had just finished) and I thought wow I’m going to get 3 great books in a row - not exactly.
Kidnapped chick held in a Mexican prison hell-hole for nine days before being rescued by pure luck by mercenary-for-hire Dare Macintosh who was there to retrieve his best friend Trace’s sister who had been kidnapped to be sold into white slavery. Although Molly Alexander was held in the same facility as the other girls, her fate did not appear to be the same since she was kept separated and treated worse, tormented and even drugged - but not sexually assaulted.
So what was Molly’s deal that was the big question? Frankly the mystery of who wanted her kidnapped? What was the motivation? Who had the means, money and resources available to pull off this complex a crime...kept me reading. I hoped it was going to be more complicated than in the obvious direction the story was headed. really wanted to find out the answers to all those intriguing questions - in the end the who and why made no sense to me and I didn’t buy it.
I loved that Molly was a writer and a fairly successful one with one of her stories about to be made into a movie. Dare was the big, tough bad-ass mercenary, but he loved his "girls". Then there was Chris, Dare's right-hand man/assistant. He was a sweetheart and the dynamic between him and Dare and Molly was one of the best parts of When You Dare. ...more
I’ve always thought since book 1 in this series that Chloe and Sawyer’s book was going to be asthma attack inducing good. Pairing the youngest, wild cI’ve always thought since book 1 in this series that Chloe and Sawyer’s book was going to be asthma attack inducing good. Pairing the youngest, wild child sister with the reformed bad boy and now keeper of the law in Lucky Harbor Sheriff Sawyer Thompson has been greatly anticipated by me. The build up to their story has been brewing for two books and it did not disappoint. Sawyer and Chloe are a combustible duo...as long as Sawyer can get past his fears of possibly killing Chloe when he gets her all hot and bothered. Never really thought about someone with asthma and what might happen when they get excited playing a little game of slap and tickle. Poor Sawyer knows first hand when they get close in an outdoor sexy shower scene. Not a happy ending was had by all. But Sawyer perfects his approach using a “slow and easy” tried and true method as their relationship develops. The Sheriff knows how to do his homework!
Chloe’s done a lot of growing up since we first met her. She’s come to realize and accept that her sisters mean a lot to her - even if she can‘t readily admit it. She‘s made friends, made a career for herself with the Day Spa at the B&B and she’s even come to realize that putting down roots in Lucky Harbor has added benefits in the form of a hot, hunky Sheriff. She’s all grown up - well for the most part...after all she didn’t get the moniker Wild Child by accident. There’s lots more sister bonding for Maddie, Tara and Chloe as the sisters are still a work in progress in their new family dynamic. Jax and Ford still take delight in tormenting poor Sawyer, but at least when Chloe’s around, the stoic sheriff has learned to loosen up a bit and start having some fun. One thing’s for sure no matter how aggravating Chloe is to Sawyer’s peace of mind...the little wild child can bring a smile to his face. No one is more deserving to be “inhaler worthy” than Sawyer.
So this isn’t the end for the Lucky Harbor series and I’m glad about that. Not sure if “Cute Boy’s” story is next, but whoever it is, it’s sure to be another winner from Shalvis. I don’t think she can write a bad story. I’ve come to expect all the great, funny dialogue, crazy characters (Lucille and her Face book addiction LOL) and heart-warming stories.
I can’t end without expressing my absolute favorite part of the Lucky Harbor series and that’s the quip that Shalvis starts every chapter with. Love them! They made me laugh, smile and shake my head yes in agreement. I couldn’t wait to see what new pearls of wisdom each chapter would start with. I’ve gone back and read a few again.
Or Hoo as Elizabeth might exclaim. I LOVED Lothaire...err the book...not the man...but he was pretty darn entertai5 big blood-sucking delicious stars!
Or Hoo as Elizabeth might exclaim. I LOVED Lothaire...err the book...not the man...but he was pretty darn entertaining. I traced...err raced right through this book. I didn’t want to put it down; didn’t want to sleep and was even late for work as I tried to fit in a few minutes of reading in the morning (and that never happens!).
Lothaire: the Enemy of Old; the most feared and powerful Vampire in the universe; an arrogant, self-important, sarcastic in spades S.O.B. that ever lived. I preferred Elizabeth’s nickname for him Leo...how cute!
Elizabeth: a backwoods babe; a virginal, barefoot hillbilly from the Appalachian mountains. How was this mere mortal going to hold her own against such a strong and powerful Vamp?
How? How? How was Kresley Cole going to pull off this pairing? It was either going to be a match made in heaven or hell.
Well if anyone was up for the challenge, it was certainly Elizabeth Peirce. For Lothaire to lower himself to deal with this mortal, white trailer trash was unthinkable and despicable, but he needed the human vessel currently housing his Bride Saroya and he couldn’t harm her. The big guy was kinda caught between a rock and a hard place. Ellie took full advantage of her situation. Poking, prodding and challenging Lothaire at every turn to outwit, outlast and out think him in her ultimate game of Survivor because if Lothaire succeeded in his quest for the ring...her game would end permanently.
I laughed out loud many times during the reading of Lothaire. I smiled, I cursed Lothaire and his arrogance and cheered on Elizabeth as she used her wiles and cunning on the Vamp. I could have quoted funny lines from this book all day. Elizabeth took Lothaire’s snide remarks (mostly about her heritage) in stride, gave as good as she got and on more than one occasion caused the Enemy of Old to use his walls as a punching bag.
Add in the great supporting cast of Hag and cutie-patootie Thad and the Nucking Futs Nix and it all added up to a fantastic read. I especially loved the little heart-to-heart between Nix and Lothaire. Two sworn adversaries watching each other’s back...ahhhhhh perfection.
Whose book is next...so many choices. Isn’t it about time Nix got her HEA? Guess we’ll all just have to wait and see what Ms. Cole has in store for her Immortals After Dark....more