4.5 stars. Haven't read a book by this author I haven't loved. Where Evil Waits definitely focuses on the suspense aspect of the story first and forem...more4.5 stars. Haven't read a book by this author I haven't loved. Where Evil Waits definitely focuses on the suspense aspect of the story first and foremost over the romance. Excellent read! (less)
3.5 stars Characters were a little younger than I normally like to read about(16 and 17) but the story was good. The ending should have come with it's...more3.5 stars Characters were a little younger than I normally like to read about(16 and 17) but the story was good. The ending should have come with it's own warning.....cliffhanger.(less)
I loved the dynamic between Tyler and Ellie. Ms. Type A personality meets Harley riding Hottie McHot.
From the early buttshot removal to discovering al...moreI loved the dynamic between Tyler and Ellie. Ms. Type A personality meets Harley riding Hottie McHot.
From the early buttshot removal to discovering all the joys of chapters 3, 6 and the taboo chapter 13 (had to keep reading just to find out what the heck was in chapter 13)Private Practice had me smiling and laughing early on.
Captive Prince was definitely not in my normal wheelhouse of books I would read. That just goes to show you the power of Twitter and Goodreads. I'm no...moreCaptive Prince was definitely not in my normal wheelhouse of books I would read. That just goes to show you the power of Twitter and Goodreads. I'm not entirely sure how to classify this book. Is is a true M/M? My feelings after finishing it are no. I think these men simply used each other during the time period more as a convenience rather that having anything to do with preference for males over females.
The draw for me was certainly the storyline of a true warrior, an heir to his country’s throne betrayed by his own sibling and forced into being a slave for a rival kingdom. Ohh the drama!
Also the relationship between Laurent and Damen was most riveting. I will be continuing with book 2 as I must find out how this story plays out.(less)
Karen Rose never fails to disappoint and Did You Miss Me delivers on all points...creepy killer, fabulous, strong hero and an amazing, complicated, ke...moreKaren Rose never fails to disappoint and Did You Miss Me delivers on all points...creepy killer, fabulous, strong hero and an amazing, complicated, keep you guessing, on the edge of your seat plot. (less)
I'm not a fan of this new serialized format. What is the point other than to charge me a lot of money for 2 chapters of a book? Ms. Kery does know how...moreI'm not a fan of this new serialized format. What is the point other than to charge me a lot of money for 2 chapters of a book? Ms. Kery does know how to write a great story and I really enjoyed Ian and Francesca's story, but at $2.oo a pop for less than 50 pages...not sure I can do it a 2nd time. I've already got the 2nd installment pre-ordered but that may be as far as I go. (less)
I bought On Dublin Street months ago when the buzz on Twitter and Goodreads was rampant. I'm not sure why I didn't read it right away? Maybe it got lo...moreI bought On Dublin Street months ago when the buzz on Twitter and Goodreads was rampant. I'm not sure why I didn't read it right away? Maybe it got lost in Mount TBR? When I finally "found" it and started reading On Dublin Street it was like finding a Christmas presnet I'd bought, wrapped and and hidden away only to be discovered months later....wheeeeeeeee!
I loved it. It make me smile, laugh, was full of smexy times and even wrung a tear or two out of me. (less)
This book had a good premise. A mob boss daughter hooking up with an FBI agent to bring down her Mafia, head honcho father and her skivvy, ev...more3.5 stars
This book had a good premise. A mob boss daughter hooking up with an FBI agent to bring down her Mafia, head honcho father and her skivvy, evil brother was enough to intrigue me. I always enjoy when a relationship develops between twp people despite seemingly insurmountable circumstances.
Throw in a superstar soccer player who the mob wants to kill and uses his family (wife and young son) to reel him in and it was a good story. It just had a little too much back story for me that I really didn’t care about and will admit I skimmed through.
My problem with The Good Daughter was I wanted more of Dave and Marissa. The dynamic between the FBI straight-shooter Dave and the Mafia Princess Marissa is what drew my attention. It’s an interesting combo by definition and I just wanted more of their story.
A vast majority of this book was focused on the soccer star Sandro and his wife Nia who is kidnapped by the mob. Nia certainly showed she was no powder puff and is in fact quite a tough chick while being held captive. I guess kicking soccer balls comes in handy (she’s a soccer star in her own right). She got in some good licks!
It certainly sounds as if the author plans to feature Dave and Marissa in a future book because their story is far from resolved by the end of The Good Daughter so I expect to see them at some point and I will certainly try this author again. (less)
This may well be the best category romance I have ever read! I LOVED Her Singapore Fling.
I don’t read a lot of category romance mostly because I find...moreThis may well be the best category romance I have ever read! I LOVED Her Singapore Fling.
I don’t read a lot of category romance mostly because I find the names of the books sooooo contrived and frankly it turns me off buying these books. I will pick up the occasional category romance by one of my favorite authors like a Blaze by Jill Shalvis or Lisa Renee Jones or an Intrigue by HelenKay Dimon or a Super Romance by Sarah Mayberry but I’ve never read a Harlequin Presents Extra - and my question is WHY THE HELL NOT!!!!!! I couldn’t believe how good this book was and in fact I goggled Harlequin Presents Extra to see what the requirements were for this genre and not surprisingly - it is everything I am looking for in a great book.
I’m not sure what prompted me to purchase this book. The name reminded me of a particularly delicious fruity drink, the cover was suggestive and seductive and the back cover blurb definitely caught my attention. I devoured this book in one day. I know it’s no War and Peace but the fact that once I started Her Singapore Fling that I wanted to finish it immediately speaks volumes about just how much I enjoyed it.
Yes this book is part of a series by Kelly Hunter and although I joined in the series at the end, I don’t feel I missed any pertinent info regarding the Bennett family dynamics. The author doesn’t do a lot if any backloading of the previous siblings and I do plan to make the acquaintance of the entire Bennett family and read Hunter’s other books in the series. I can only imagine they are as good as this one was. Kelly Hunter just went on my auto-buy author list.
Jake Bennett, world class black belt champion, owner of his own Dojo, is the oldest sibling of the Bennett clan and I could tell immediately that he was all about family first and his siblings are just as loyal to him. He cared for, helped raise and is totally 1000% dedicated to his brothers, sister and his extended family including his young street-smart and wise beyond his young years apprentice Po.
Twelve years ago his family dedication and his desire to become a world class athlete contributed to the not-so-end of his marriage to his not-so ex-wife Jianne. I say not so because they never ever divorced. The fact that neither one sought out a divorce speaks to their deep abiding love for one another. Money (hers not his) and cultural differences also played a contributing factor, but the fact is that 12 years later when Jake and Jianne meet up again the sparks are still blazing bright and strong and hot.
The setting is exotic (Singapore), the story is full of sexual tension (not quite so ex‘s), suspense and danger (a very persistent stalker) and the result is an excellent and entertaining story that doesn’t drag or let up for one minute.
There are just so many good things about this book. I will be checking out more from Kelly Hunter and definitely checking out future titles from the Harlequin Presents Extra line! (less)
So I wasn’t going to start Lean on Me (Book 4 in the Shadowlands series) so soon after finishing book 3. Not because I haven’t loved all...moreSi, Si Senior!
So I wasn’t going to start Lean on Me (Book 4 in the Shadowlands series) so soon after finishing book 3. Not because I haven’t loved all the books so far - they are some of the most intensely erotic books I have ever read and seriously the Masters at Club Shadowlands are highly addictive. I just planned on taking a little break since there is only 1 more book left in the series and I wanted to delay and savour and extend my series reading experience as long as possible.
Needless to say last week after finishing Breaking Free and finding out book 4 was about the easy-going, laid-back bartender Cullen O’Keefe - I started Lean on Me right away. So much for any delayed gratification on my part. But then again, I’ve never been good at denying myself anything.
Sexy Cullen O’Keefe - Arson Investigator by day, bartender and Trainer of the subs by night at Club Shadowlands. As their trainer - he doesn’t “do” the subs...well at least he didn’t before Andrea Eriksson entered the program. Cullen was somewhat forced/blackmailed, call it what you will to accept her in the trainee program at Shadowlands, but he was going to make sure she deserved the opportunity to be a trainee.
Andrea is no shrinking violet...she’s tall and muscular from hours spent working hard at her day job at her cleaning agency...in fact her best friend Antonio (whose acquaintance with Cullen was her in at Shadowlands) calls her Rambolita. Her first night at the Club she acts and dresses more like a Domme in her leather pants and kick-ass boots. How the heck was she ever going to survive and submit to being a sub? Me thinks Andrea is going to try Master Cullen’s patience hard. Ay dios mio...holla, hot damn another winner! I was well and truly hooked with this storyline early on and any thoughts I had about putting off reading this book flew right out the window.
Andrea has a problem with men getting to close. She barely survived an attempted rape when she was younger and it’s made her wary around men...she tends to strike out first and ask questions later...not exactly a good quality to have in a Dom/s setting. Also Doms tend to frown upon that kind of behaviour and then they tend to dish out some creatively delicious forms of punishment.
Andrea pushed one such Master a little to far and I must says Master Nolan must have excelled in the Boy Scouts and earned ALL his rope tying badges - except I don’t think they teach his kind of skill with knots in the Boy Scouts - holy Muy Caliente *turns the fan on high speed*!!!
Andrea also learned a very important lesson about faking or lying about anything - another very serious offence at Club Shadowlands...saddle up Sweetie and ride’em cowboy! Add Master Cullen to the mix or maybe in this case it was Cowboy Cullen and this lesson on the perils of lying or faking it was hot, hot, hot *fans self repeatedly*!
And Master Cullen also brings new meaning to the tern “in the doghouse”...errr I mean “on the doghouse”! I told you these Doms are one creative bunch.
In Lean on me we got to see a lot relationship building between Cullen and Andrea outside the Shadowlands environment and a glimpse into their every day lives more so than the other books. Sinclair’s books just keep getting better with each one I read. I love these books and sadly I only have one left to read. How long will I last before I start it? Knowing me...not long.