wooooweee...Kennedy once again steams up my reader with this hot durty romance between a good girl who wants to be very very bad with a reluctant cage...morewooooweee...Kennedy once again steams up my reader with this hot durty romance between a good girl who wants to be very very bad with a reluctant cage fighter.(less)
A sexual explict MC romance novella about a nomad whose preference for loving and leaving takes a hit when he falls for a supposed "good girl." On...more3.5
A sexual explict MC romance novella about a nomad whose preference for loving and leaving takes a hit when he falls for a supposed "good girl." Only, this girl isn't the princess he thinks she is and when he decides it's time for him to move on, she makes a choice that changes both their lives.
The writing was a little jerky and I found it rushed in some aspects and dragged in others. racy sex scenes. Good dynamics between h/H. Though the hero was a dye in the wool MC biker, the heroine was anything but the usual and her characterization is what made the book work for me. I liked how she was comfortable with herself, her life, and her sexuality. She liked Cole but didn't need him to save her from anything. And she gave him no quarter when his mouth overran his brain. (less)
Favorite Quote: This is your life. This is your destiny. You must wrap you your feelings and fears and tuck them away in a box.
Night’s End is the last book in Yasmine Galenorn’s wonderfully dark and decadent urban fantasy series-The Indigo Court. *SOB* Fans of the series have watched in awe as Galenorn twists and manipulates supernatural legend and lore into a well crafted story of love, loss, betrayal, redemption, and destiny. Heavily character driven, strong and dynamic characterization have uplifted this series from a run of the mill urban fantasy into something unique and wonderfully entertaining. Smooth writing combined with dark world building immediately engrossed me into the storyline and the characters that inhabit it. The world that Galenorn originally introduced to us has evolved in leaps and bounds; extraordinary in it’s simplistic yet complex layout.
Night’s End picks up where Night Seeker leaves off. Cicely and Rhiannon each wear the crown to their respective kingdoms-Rhiannon holds the reign of Summer while Cicely holds firm to Winter. Myst has recovered from her last defeat and is rising swifty, destroying everyone and everything in her path. Queen Cicely and her allies know that this is their last chance to destroy the Indigo Court and it’s Vampiric Queen for good.
As the Queen of Snow and Ice, Cicely has grown remarkably in the series. A child forced to survive on the streets, caring for her drug addicted mother has become a woman more than worthy to wear the crown. Galenorn has chronicled Cicely’s journey in a remarkable manner, allowing her to make mistakes and and gain knowledge (sometimes at a harsh price) on the path to her destiny. I adored Ciecly. She is the perfect balance of strength, intelligence, and wit with a strong vein of vulnerability within her. She is trying so hard to be the strength her court needs and demands while controlling her own fears. Her tightly wound control is almost broken in here when Ciecly gets her first test as monarch when a traitor is discovered in their mists and Cicely must make some harsh decisions in uncovering them. Decisions involving her friends that shows Cicely how much her life and the choices she makes are no longer her own.
The romance, while always a low key but important aspect of the storyline, unravels itself out with her marriage to Grieve. I loved the reincarnation storyline used to explain their unbreakable bonds. Grieve is perfect for Cicely. His quiet strength, inherent goodness, and warrior status makes for a wonderful grounding agent against Cicely’s more interchangeable nature. Cicely needs someone as strong as she is to stand beside her but also someone who loves her all her sides.
“You’re my shooting star…my my dark queen in the middle of the night sky.”
Lannan Altos, Regent of the Crimson Court, has also played an important part in Cicely’s life and in here we understand exactly how and why. Though their relationship has been a long road filled with pain and humiliation, there is an aspect of his personality that allows Cicely to show her darker nature without any recriminations. Lannon understands her need for pain as it mirrors his need to inflict it. Lannon has also been experiencing some growing pains of his own that in sense, mirroring the changes Cicely is experiencing.
“Lannan fed the darker side of me, the side I didn’t want Grieve to go near. If Grieve stepped into those shadows, then my rock would vanish and I would be fully swallowed up by the abyss.”
The secondary characters are dynamic building blocks in this unfolding saga as each one has had a secret destiny waiting to be revealed, adding suspense and tension to the story. An engaging plot line and multiple sub plots feed upon one another as each revelation brings us closer to the end. Galenorn digs deeper beneath the surface, answering questions from the beginning and placing Ciecly exactly where she needs to be, despite her doubts.
Night’s End and the series as a wholeis a captivating urban fantasy that will appeal to both readers who love a strong female protagonist, non stop action, tense plotlines, and a bittersweet romance that leaves you astounded with each delicious installment. An altogether satisfying read that reaffirms Galenorn is a multi-talented author. Though sad this series had to end, I am left secure in the knowledge that there will be more fantastic adventures from Galenorn to come.
A somber look back into this world. I loved seeing Issac and Lilli again. Their lives take a tragic turn but Fanetti handles the plot well with realis...moreA somber look back into this world. I loved seeing Issac and Lilli again. Their lives take a tragic turn but Fanetti handles the plot well with realistic emotions and actions. (less)
What a mind f*uck. A dark erotic PNR that pushes boundaries and blurs the lines between good and evil. No one is who they say, nothing is what it seem...moreWhat a mind f*uck. A dark erotic PNR that pushes boundaries and blurs the lines between good and evil. No one is who they say, nothing is what it seems, and everyone has an agenda.(less)
I have a love hate relationship with Chance's heroes. Some are adorable and other are douches. Damian falls pretty close to being an alpha hole. I did...moreI have a love hate relationship with Chance's heroes. Some are adorable and other are douches. Damian falls pretty close to being an alpha hole. I didn't mind his judgy or asinine moments in the beginning but he never seems to snap out of them. The whole goth=witch bothered me. The heroine wears black. So what? Doesn't make her a witch or a lesser being. I did like Angie. She's funny, confident, and doesn't put up with his crap.
The sex was good and Chance certainly knows how to up the steam factor, I just wish I could have liked Damian more. (less)
Point of No Return offers readers the grit, anger, and chaos that seems to be missing from the avalanche of MC roms that are flooding the market. Lies...morePoint of No Return offers readers the grit, anger, and chaos that seems to be missing from the avalanche of MC roms that are flooding the market. Lies, betrayal, and pain is the base this world is built upon. Fans of Joanne Wylde and Madeline Sheehan will enjoy. (less)
Victoria has always had a crush on Rider James but he never paid her the least nevermind in high school and she pined for him in silence. Now he’s back in town to open a new business but an overheard conversation confirms that men like Rider don’t look at women like Victoria. Hurt, Victoria decides to fight fire with fire and changes from everyone’s nerdy best friend into a sex kitten with some help from a friend. Suddenly Rider is falling at her feet and all her dreams are coming true. But as she starts to fall hard for Rider’s charms, Victoria’s scared that he can’t see past the artifice to the real woman behind it.
I really wanted to like this book. The premise instantly caught my attention. I’ve always enjoyed a ugly duckling to swan trope. Unfortunately, this one failed on all levels for me. The hero could never convinces me he isn’t the shallow man we originally think he is. When Victoria overhears the Rider tell his sister she’s nerdy and unattractive, she is hurt and rightly so. Rider feels bad for what she overheard but not for what he said. He apologies then goes about his merry way. It’s only when his sister gives Victoria a complete makeover and sends Rider pictures of said transformation on the sly, suddenly he’s calling and wanting dates. He says it has nothing to do with the makeover but all his actions say it does. Once he sees her lush figure and beauty accented with form fitting clothing and makeup, he pursues her to no end. The author tries to convince us Rider has always liked her and thought her attractive, but I wasn’t convinced.
The sexual tension is minimal (this all happens in a very short time frame). We are gifted with one full love scene that while erotic, felt rushed and formulaic. A little oral, some missionary, flip her over & bind her up, get off and we’re done.
There is also a plotline used to undermine Victoria’s already low self esteem and push her into acknowledging her depth of her feelings about Rider.
(view spoiler)[The “false” fiance premise. What I didn’t understand was why the “fiance” is so nasty and condescending to Victoria but when the moment comes for her to explain herself to Victoria, she says nothing. Only when Victoria runs away does she become all apologetic and teary-eyed to Rider. We aren’t told why she did it to begin with, just how she was feeling. (hide spoiler)]
It was overly dramatic and poorly executed.
The ending comes at you hard and fast. Everything is resolved with a few sentences and our couple finds their happily ever after.
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Not bad. A formulaic biker romance that is fairly sedate, focusing primarily on the romance. President of the Hellion MC meets and falls for his lead...moreNot bad. A formulaic biker romance that is fairly sedate, focusing primarily on the romance. President of the Hellion MC meets and falls for his lead plumber of the MCs construction company. The story picks up considerable 1/2 way through, amping up it's appeal though the subplots were weak,unstructured, and too easily rectified. All in all it was a fluff filled story that was easy to read but doesn't leave a lasting impression. (less)
Not bad. Less action packed then the rest of the series. This one focuses more on the protagonists and their drama and less on external conflicts. To...moreNot bad. Less action packed then the rest of the series. This one focuses more on the protagonists and their drama and less on external conflicts. To be expected since the series on going arc was resolved in Tiny. I liked Killer and Kelsey even though Kelsey reminded me of Angel who I'm not a fan of.
This mash up of Sarah Castille's Redemption series and Katy Evans' Real series falls flat on many levels. Valentine brings nothing new to the table wi...moreThis mash up of Sarah Castille's Redemption series and Katy Evans' Real series falls flat on many levels. Valentine brings nothing new to the table with her MMA romance that offers up two protagonists from uber religious abusive families. Repetitive dialogue, lack luster love scenes, and unimaginative plot devices made this just one more over the top emo & angst filled NA in an already clogged genre.
Edited: This was not MMA but pro wrestling (WWF) style. My mistake. (less)