Jasmine Haynes is a no-brainer for me. One of my favorite authors I was judging this book by the cover. My bad! I forgot about the cover and dove in tJasmine Haynes is a no-brainer for me. One of my favorite authors I was judging this book by the cover. My bad! I forgot about the cover and dove in to it. Great story! Jasmine Haynes has yet to let me down. Looking forward for more from her. Note to self: Not judge a book by the cover again! :)...more
Let me start by once again repeating I don't like 1st person narration. The 1st person point is to make the reader feel more connected to the characteLet me start by once again repeating I don't like 1st person narration. The 1st person point is to make the reader feel more connected to the character. However, I rarely find a believeable 1st person character, and this book was no exception.
Josie has just turned 13, but acts and thinks like she's 16 yo or more. At a first read, her mom seems like a beaten wife, and her stepfather the wife beater.
Josie develops a friendship with a popular girl, which I think the author wanted to use as a hook to how Josie is kidnapped. IMO there were other ways for it to happen. It could have happened at the first page and I would have been hooked from there. I wasn't. The story was all over the place. There were various knots the author didn't manage to untangle. Me, as a perso do not wish to see a child kidnapped or raped, but the way it was put into the story, I just didn't buy that it happened.
The motive behind the kidnapping an raping was hinted, but not really discussed, and I would have liked to see the story from the kidnapper POV. Has he done it for money? For fun? Because he is sick? The premise of this book was not bad, tghe story just didn't live it up to it. I wasn't thrilled, or afraid, or reading at the edge of my seat. I was merey reading words that didn't quite were a sentence, and weren't quite a book either.
REALLY REALLY LOVED THIS BOOK. Whilst this is a simple story, and not as long as much romances I've read, this author managed to make a great story timREALLY REALLY LOVED THIS BOOK. Whilst this is a simple story, and not as long as much romances I've read, this author managed to make a great story timeline wise. Lynn is a strong character, she knows what she wants and goes for it. Nathan is not your usual UBER-ALPHA-PANTIES-WETTER type. But I really like him. He's real, and a solid character. They are people I know I could cross on the street. There is sex: They agree on a night each 3 months. There is love: This is a romance, love is bound to happen some time. Even though there is sex: There's more to each of them. They talk like real person. It's not just a wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am, see ya in 3 months. He has 2 daughters he had to learn to raise the hard way, and she has a business she and her ex built from the ground. These aren't shallow characters, they have backbone. Even though there is love: She knows how a relationship with him may affect her business, she also know that by being with him she's getting the whole dad plus kids package, and she THINKS if it will be good for her or not. There's no INSTA-LOVE, I'm-your-new-mommy kinda thing. He knows his kids are his priorities.
In the end: There were a couple of loose ends the author didn't quite finished, but that wasn't a major problem for me. 4 really satisfied stars....more
Want it or not, there is a relationship between them. They are fucking each other. and not doing anyone on the side. What would someone call fucking one person only, (sex)texting, going out with the same person all the time? I call it a freaking relationship.
All the angst IMO was uncalled for. Her ex showing up drunk and trying to force her. his ex going all freaky-carrie and smashing the bakery, the whole i'll-tell-him-i-love-him-on-his-office thing was a dead giveaway that something was going to happen and shit would hit the fan.
Personally, I like my heroines strong. I like when they are grown up and act like it. Hint: Missing by Noelle Adams. I like books that make me think and feel. I like characters that intrigues me. If I can tell what I'm going to read on the next twist, then what's the fun?
Dylan was too hot-headed and took conclusions too fast without stoping to THINK or ASK. Reese's jealousy was a bit over the top. The scene at the bar was just ridiculous.
The 1st person REALLY annoyed me and made the story longer than it needed to be. I'm giving this 1.5 to 2 stars since I've laughed at some moments, even if a few of them were of pure despair....more
Synopsis: Risk Taker is the story of SEAL Ethan Quinn, and MEDEVAC pilot, Sarah Benson. Sarah is one of few females on a very male enviroment. Her being good at her job at rescuing wounded soldiers and considered one of the most beautiful women on camp, Sarah finds herself almost always alone. She both loves her job and fear the men. There isn't a day when she isn't hit on and wanted by almost all of them.
Ethan knows that trying some line with Sarah just won't do. It's not enough to conquer her attention and her heart. He also knows that a relationship with her is pretty close to impossible, and still he goes after her.
After saving Sarah from an attack, Ethan finds a way to her heart with poetry. He writes her everyday, making her heart sigh with the beautiful words. Sarah is shy with people, but she goes from beauty to beast inside her helicopter when there's people in need of rescue. Ethan is a proud Navy SEAL who protects those who need protection and those he loves. He's a fierce, loyal man. ***
Personal Thoughts: Military books with both hero and heroine are a must read for me, and that's why I couldn't take the chance of not reading this book. Ethan and Sarah's story is not easy and light. She has a troubled past, and Ethan can't help but want to know Sarah inside and out. At times the story was a bit slow. I'm not sure if it's because personally, I'm not a poetry fan or not. I really liked the action and drama moments, mostly the parts when they are kicking asses, taking names and helping the woundeds. The romance/sex parts were a little slow to heat and few. I understand the reason why there weren't many more. I also think the whole "we're SEALs, we're the good guys" was a bit too much. The emphasis the writter put on them felt like pushing. I like things subtle and it was a bit over the top for me.
In overal, Risk Taker was a nice read. It started great, got a little slow in some points and ended with the promise for more. I'll be reading the next and the previous in the series. Rating: 3.5...more
Her Billionaires is the story of plus size analyst girl, Laura, firefighter Dylan and ski instructor Mike. Mike and Dylan were in a threesome relationship for about 10 years, and less than 2 years ago, their wife died from lymphoma, leaving them both her money. 1.1 billion dollars, and an anual income of about 50 millions. (Pretty cheap) They haven't learned to navigate the "rich" world, and are still clinging to what they know and pretty much hiding their fortune.
Trying to find a man is hard for Laura. So she decides to join a online dating site to try and find a man. She soons find herself being "courted" by Dylan, and afterwards Mike. Their story is full of misunderstandings and it happens too fast. From 0 to 60 they are amost in love, and then lapses of time happens, a week, a month 3 months... I could live with less FSoG references. (Seriously, DON'T be that author! FSoG was BAD enough already) I can remember at least 5 references, and I'm sure that's not all. There are some issues I just shruged or I wouldn't finish it. She just meet someone online, goes on a date with him, on the same day, and from there to his place to have sex. He could be a maniac for christ sakes! Don't be that stupid, stupid lonely girl who goes out with some random online guy, and then go to his place, and think it's safe because he's hot... Just DON'T. Go watch some Criminal Minds!
The book wasn't all bad, but it wasn't all good either. There were issues. In the end I finished mostly because it was for a challenge and I had no time to read another book.´
On a last note, the cover really bothered me. The series title says: BBW Menage. And the girl on the cover looks pretty skinny to me. Cover is not all, but it can make or break a book. ...more