Spence is hot. And when he has to go work with special agent Shadoe, then things get hotter. Of course bothThis review was posted at Under the Covers
Spence is hot. And when he has to go work with special agent Shadoe, then things get hotter. Of course both of them are reluctant to act on that attraction because they are on a case and they should keep their focus on the job, but the sparks are hard to put out.
So why do I think this book has just about every checkmark on my list of sexiness must-reads? Bad boy biker, check. Part of a badass government organization, check. Sexy and badass chick, check. Sexy setting, check (A strip club in New Orleans). Did I make my case yet?
Spence is very alpha and intense. Shadoe is out to prove she can play with the big boys. They both have tough pasts and ultimately that helps cement a stronger bond than any physical attraction. They are a perfect fit, in and out of the bedroom.
The storyline is fast paced and action packed, while Shadoe and Spence are set to bring down a corrupt DEA Agent. Shadoe plays the part of a stripper and Spence is her boyfriend/bodyguard so they can both be in the thick of the action and get the clues they need.
Loved these two together, maybe my favorite couple so far. Definitely steamy and very well developed and likeable characters.
"You heard me." He pulled the chair around and sat in it. "I'm a paying customer. Strip for me." Spence's gaze followed her, and she teased him with a roll of her hip near his shoulder, barely grazing him. Emboldened by the sudden flash of heat in his eyes, she took it further, dragging the hem of her T-shirt up, baring the skin of her belly.
Lothaire the Enemy of Old. He's arrogant, self-centered, selfish, powerful, driven, egotistical, ruthless. He wouldn't stop at anything to get what heLothaire the Enemy of Old. He's arrogant, self-centered, selfish, powerful, driven, egotistical, ruthless. He wouldn't stop at anything to get what he wants. His only fear is betrayal. Betrayal by the ones he cares about, which is why he stopped letting people close.
Ohh but how I've loved his badass self throughout this series and this book was off-the-charts amazing. Completely different than a lot of the books in this series, this author never ceases to amaze me. She can create a completely different story every single time.
He's known his bride was Elizabeth since she was nothing but a human teenager. A mountain redneck human teenager, with no class and very little education at that. He never thought he could be paired with one such as her. Until Saroya possesses Ellie's body. That must be his bride. Fit to rule alongside him when he recovers his kingdoms! To free Saroya, he must destroy Ellie's soul. But he can't do that without La Doradas' ring. RRIIINNNNGGGGGGGG
I'm not telling you what happens, all I want to say is this: Lothaire is one bad, ruthless vampire, but he will make your body shudder and your girly bits quiver! He is so sexy! So in charge and in control! Ellie is very sweet and maybe just the right personality for him, and definitely the right species to bring him down a notch.
They've both been through so much but there were times when my heart would break for Lothaire, what he has suffered, why he is the way he is. And the moment he realizes that others have tried to help him and have been there for him is priceless.
And how can we forget the valkyries, crazy as always, love them. Best of all Nix. She has her lucid moments and her crazy ones, but when the haze in her head has to clear she manages to show us a bit more of her true self in this book. And all the new characters? Ohh the possibilities!
And the last thing I just have to say... if you've never listened to an audiobook, do yourself a favor and get this one. Robert Petkoff brings Lothaire to life, with a perfect and very sexy accent, and enough emotion in telling this story that I felt I was actually watching it play out in front of me.
In case all that was too much to decipher: I.L.O.V.E.D.T.H.I.S.B.O.O.K....more
Five things to do when a new Wicked Lovers book comes in the mail: *Squeeeeeee in excitement *Do a happy danceThis review was posted at Under the Covers
Five things to do when a new Wicked Lovers book comes in the mail: *Squeeeeeee in excitement *Do a happy dance clutching the package *Jump up and down not caring if I fall on my face *Open it berry berry carefully *Say bye bye night night to the world to settle in with my precious
I will confess I've had a crush on Tyler for years. From the moment he showed his face as the sexy and carefree bouncer at Alyssa's strip club he had my full attention. Even though he was not lucky to get the girl he "apparently" wanted. See I thought all along that was me.
"Welcome to the real me. When you were married to Eric, you saw the pal, the prankster. You saw the guy who didn't take much seriously because I didn't have anything to be serious about. I still want to have fun, but when it comes to you, I'm serious as a fucking heart attack."
*THUD* Ms. Black gave Tyler a perfect story! MINE TO HOLD was everything I expected for him and then some. The story was romantic, suspenseful, action-packed...climaxed-packed....Is that even a word? It should be and if it isn't then Tyler invented it. I might've renamed him Tyler "Mr. 5+ Orgasm" Murphy.
Tyler wasn't about to slow down. Her orgasm didn't pacify him at all. If anything, it revved him up more... "Again," he demanded.
In his life back in LA, Tyler had a best friend and partner, Eric. Things happened and Eric one drunk night asked Tyler to have sex with his wife while he watched. And see, Tyler had been sort of falling in love with Delaney for a while now. He latched on that one opportunity he would have to have her. And he gave it his all. He wanted to crawl inside of her. And somehow all that emotion showed and his buddy threw him out. Now almost two years later, Delaney shows up in Lafayette, on his doorstep, needing his help and oh.. by the way, they have a baby together!
As a journalist who is trying to get that big story to start her career she stumbled across some corrupt politician who now wants to silence her. The only way she can save herself and her baby is by getting the proof she needs to expose him. And Tyler won't let her go back to LA alone.
Tyler is as take charge as I expected him to be, very alpha. But he also shows that he trusts Del and gives her the space she needs to feel independent and get her job done. But never without help and protection. Thank God a heroine with common sense! I really liked Delaney!
I was expecting a little something extra with these two which never came. After Tyler has been around all his BDSM, menagerie and kinky fuckery I was a surprised when he was pretty much vanilla...very, very good vanilla though. Maybe with some chocolate swirls. I guess I shouldn't complain about Mr. 5+ Orgasm Murphy. And the other thing I was a bit upset at him for was how easy he disappeared from Delaney's life. Yeah, I know she was married to his best friend, but he should've at least stuck around for a bit if he had those feelings for her instead of running.
Onto the rest of the crew. There was a good amount of all our favorite characters from the series, past and future. Jack and Deke and Luc and their wives. Seems like everyone has babies running around, that just makes me so happy!
But I was especially happy to see a lot of Xander. Ah yes, I can't wait for his book. He's a playboy, he thinks he's all tough and I can't wait to see the woman that will bring him to his knees. Or the other way around. I don't mind volunteering. Don't worry Logan, you are still number one in my heart.
"It's always you for me. From the first minute I touched you, it was always you. Every other day and every other minute, I was marking time. No one else ever meant a damn thing. But you haunted me. The moment you knocked on my door in Lafayette, you sealed your fate. There's no way I'm letting you get away from me."
MINE TO HOLD was romantic and sweet, while having a great plot and steaming up the pages. Shayla does it again!
Five things to do when you finish a Wicked Lovers book: *Cry and scream inconsolably because this story is over. *Cry and scream inconsolably because you have to wait another year for the next book. *Start writing a hate email about having to wait a year for the next book *Delete said email and write a really fangirlish letter to the author telling her how much you love her *Try to convince her that I would make the perfect heroine for Xander's book.
It is sad to see a series that I love come to an end but it's also refreshing to see one ending on such a hThis review was posted at Under the Covers
It is sad to see a series that I love come to an end but it's also refreshing to see one ending on such a high note. Oftentimes series just start falling on the quality and originality of the books but Women of the Otherworld has always either kept steady or improved. And THIRTEEN is one of the best books in the series! A truly perfect grand finale. And all I can do is applaud Ms. Armstrong for a job well done and now go cry in a corner because I won't get to see some of my favorite characters again.
THIRTEEN picks up right where SPELLBOUND left off, pretty much to the minute. As you could expect all hell breaks loose in this book, literally and figuratively. All I will tell you about the story is prepare for non-stop action and awesomesauce! At times it's even gruesome and not made to look pretty. It gets dirty and bloody and raw.
Speaking of raw, I will take this opportunity to thank Ms. Armstrong for NOT tearing my heart out at the end. I cried for about five minutes fearing for things to come. I get emotional just thinking about it now. So thank you. When you read the book you will understand.
Savannah is the main focus of this story. She does finally get the guy. I've always loved her character, she's tough, she's fierce, one of my favorite narrators. And she gets so much closure in this book as well as a completely new beginning. We've seen her mature so much throughout this series and really grow into her powers. Adam is the perfect complement for her. Although I have to say that I thought I missed something when Adam and Savannah finally got together and then all of a sudden they were waking up. I don't think I was expecting Clay/Elena raw sex against a tree or anything, but I don't understand how come Savannah and Adam are the only couple that we didn't get even a paragraph past the kissing and clothes flying.
Then we have the cast of the series. I'm going to cry. They were all here, just as we love them. Clay, Elena, Jeremy, Jaime, Hope, Karl, Paige, Lucas, Eve, Kristoff, Cassandra, Aaron, Benicio, Sean *they all take a bow* And even some that I didn't expect to ever see again, and I won't tell you who they are. We get to read this book from many of their points of view, not only Savannah, which was great in tying things for each of their stories.
It has been a magical ride into a world that I almost feel part of by reading this series. THIRTEEN was no different and gripped me from beginning to end. *The curtain falls on the last act*
Lover Reborn, in true JR Ward fashion, it's an emotional rollercoaster. It had me in tears pretty early on because there's just so much going on. We oLover Reborn, in true JR Ward fashion, it's an emotional rollercoaster. It had me in tears pretty early on because there's just so much going on. We obviously have Tohr's past. He's still dealing, and not so well, with Wellsie's death. He is now facing Lassiter's purpose for being there, which is to free Wellsie's and his son's souls from the In Between so they can go on to the Fade. He's been holding them back. Not an easy weight to put on his shoulders.
Now his only hope to help them might be No'One. If he can give himself to another female, that might help them. Their relationship builds up gradually but Wellsie was always a big, ever-present part of their dynamics together. This was good and bad in my opinion, but it's the only way their story could've gone.
Tohr is just such a wonderful male, he's been beaten down by life just too many times and I'm really happy that things can look up for him and that he finally got his HEA.
No'One on the other hand was a very bland heroine for my taste. She had a lot of things to work out herself, but her personality was non existent for most of the book. Another thing that was developed off page was her relationship building with Xhex. I think I would've liked to see them come to terms as mother/daughter more.
Let me talk about my least favorite part of the book, and it's something a lot of you enjoy but I can't get into. The Bastards!! I find their bits quite boring, even though they are a much more interesting set of villains than the lessers we are used to. I could've used with less B.o.B. in this book. However, there are some interesting dynamics developing here and Xcor and Throe might be pining for the same woman. I will leave it at that.
Oh no wait! They're not my least favorite part. My least favorite part of this book was LAYLA!!! I want to murder the bitch.
Then we come to my favorite parts of this book. John Matthew and Xhex. You might known they are my favorite couple and JM just sweeps me off my feet more and more with each book, truly cementing himself as the ultimate male for me. In this book he is struggling with letting Xhex fight and put herself in danger, at the same time Xhex is going back to her old kick ass self. So their relationship takes a major hit. But I loved every bit of the suffering along with them. I am very happy to see Xhex back to her own self and JM recognizing who she is. She's always been my favorite because she is not the wilting flower that some of the others are. She tough, she can face down the bad guys and for has the ability to come out on top. And this book gives us that Xhex back. And is it biased to say I enjoyed their sex scenes best in this book???? *sigh*
And honorable mention goes out Lassiter. He was a stellar character in this book, plays a major role and he is just a lot of fun!
And then there's Qhuay. This book doesn't have a lot about them, but what happens that does involved them is heartbreaking. I don't think my poor beaten heart can take much more of this. They need their story NOW!!!! I think my head might explode if they don't get it next.
I did have a lot of quotes I marked on this book so here's some:
Then again, what could you call somebody who had been abducted by a symphath, violently forced to conceive, and then trapped by biology to bear the result of the torture? First and last name: I and Sorry. Middle name: Am.
John’s head cranked over, and he started to mouth, I love her so much. I’d die if anything happened to h— When he stopped short, Tohr took a deep breath through the pain in his chest. “I know. Trust me … I know.”
Life’s meant to be lived blind—that’s how you don’t take shit for granted.
“Free will is what it is. And palms, motherfucker? If you don’t mind.”
“You ever barbecue with that thing?” “Only lessers—and they ain’t good eatin’."
Rising up onto her tiptoes, she pressed her lips to his and spoke three words he hadn’t expected to hear again anytime soon. “I love you.” She kissed him again. “I love you so much, my hellren."
“Just as the seasons come full circle, so have we. When we first crossed paths, it was all about me, my selfishness, my focus on a tragedy I had lived through. This time it was all about you, your selfishness, your tragedy that you had lived through.”
He's a, a good time cowboy casanova leaning up against the record machine.... Oh sorry got distracted. But hThis review was posted at Under The Covers
He's a, a good time cowboy casanova leaning up against the record machine.... Oh sorry got distracted. But he IS a good time bad boy cowboy casanova leaning up against the bar looking sexy. *sigh* Ben McKay the things you do to me! First order of business, make sure you have the following things with you or handy before and while reading this book:
* A few changes of panties * Your favorite BOB or significant other * A glass of cold water, or an ice pack will do too.
Why, you ask? Because this book is HAWT! Ben McKay is such a naughty, naughty boy. Ms James has combined two of my favorite things, a hot cowboy and an alpha Dom. He just makes me purr. Whether it's tied to a bench, to the bed, to the bar or even a pool table.
Ben has always been the quiet one, but what we never got to see before was how out of place he felt in his own family. Finding his sexual preferences and staying true to that has really made him feel whole and it's not something he would ever give up.
Then he meets Ainsley at the Rawhide Club. She's pretending to be a female Dom so he makes her an offer: he'll be her sub for one night if he can Dom her for another night. Is that making you tingle yet?
But what a small world, Ainsley turns out to be the president of a new bank coming into Sundance, and Ben just happens to run into her and they make another deal. She'll be his sub for a month to try out the lifestyle.
What starts out as a fun experiment for both turns into deeper feelings. And whether they are sneaking around or being open about how they feel, these two have undeniable chemistry! Bennett can get to a part of Ainsley that she didn't think she had in her. And she gives him everything he thought he could never hope to have in a woman.
We see a little of the McKay clan but just in a small part. And I have to bring up the elephant in the room: The McKays can be money hungry asswipes sometimes, so I'm a bit disappointed with the turn of events in this book about a certain McKay. I hope in the next book he'll redeem himself in my eyes.
Gavin is also starting to be part of the family just a bit, and I really can't wait to read his story. And will he ask Ben for some love advice?
So read it, enjoy it, savor it. We won't get another rough ride for a while but this one was amazing!
* This ARC was provided by Samhain Publishing....more
In this installment we are introduced to new characters. As expected, I loved seeing Sabina in the mage environment, but even there, she's not free ofIn this installment we are introduced to new characters. As expected, I loved seeing Sabina in the mage environment, but even there, she's not free of the politics of every race.
Her twin sister Maisie is adorable, her personality is the polar opposite of Sabina! Adam is still very sexy in this book, and even though we get to see more of him, it wasn't enough, since he was gone for quite a bit of it.
We also meet Adam's aunt, Rhea, who teaches Sabina about her mage abilities. And The Shade, who ends up being Sabina's old co-worker and ex-lover, and even though I don't think she should end up with him, he did provide for some hot entertainment.
Gighul is still my favorite character!!! He's adorable! And I'm so happy he finally gets to meet his own demoness! Even though she seems a bit Pamela Anderson to my taste.
The plot has evolved into a complicated almost-war, and Sabina has set to destroy her grandmother Lavinia! Die! Die! Die!
I can't wait to read Green Eyed Demon! I don't have too long to wait!...more
The third book in the Turner series features Smite. He's not the rake, but not the virgin either. What he isThis review was posted at Under The Covers
The third book in the Turner series features Smite. He's not the rake, but not the virgin either. What he is is a strict, cold, very serious lawman. I mean, his nickname is Lord Justice which he got because they tease him about being married to Lady Justice!
He's gone through a very traumatic childhood and, much like Mark, his mother truly left her mark on him. The events have traumatized him in many ways and they are the reason why he is the way he is today.
So when he meets Miranda, a girl from the wrong side of town, who's been working for The Patron doing some less than legal activities, it's a wonder that he wants to be with her. But what he offers her is a deal. She will be his mistress for a month, he will put her in a nice house and pay her for her services.
As much as Miranda would have never considered something like that before, the fact that she does have an attraction to Smite, and that the money would buy her a new life, she accepts. Even though she is a virgin herself.
But shortly into their affair her past comes calling. The Patron wants her back and will do and threaten whomever to get that.
I was enamored with Smite, his sentimentality quota, his stern ways, and his sweet and thoughtful moments. He showed he cared for Miranda from day one and he was not afraid to show that even in public. He wasn't hiding her and he stood up to others for her more than once.
The Turners just can't find love in all the normal places but they've all delivered great stories, and the writing by Ms. Milan is smooth and very easy to read. This one had me glued to the pages! ...more
Ahhhh My absolute favorite Sem brother! Lore is all tattooed and pierced and dangerous, and just sooo yummy!
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Ahhhh My absolute favorite Sem brother! Lore is all tattooed and pierced and dangerous, and just sooo yummy!
The little bit we saw of him in the previous book led us to believe he was an assassin, but forced into that situation, somewhat of a slave to his Master, and in big part he's done this for his sister Sin.
After trying to make small attempts to connect with his Sem brothers, he is now put in a really bad spot. He's been assigned to kill Kynan. Except Kynan now has a sort of a guardian angel, the beautiful Idess.
But when Idess is then assigned as Lore's guardian as well, it can become a pretty difficult situation... which is why she has the bright idea of tying him to the bed! ;) What? Can't blame me if I think the girl has wonderful ideas!
While trying to protect both Kynan and Lore, she has a werewolf to protect as well, and that was Sin's target. Except Sin is almost successful with her kill, but by doing that she's unknowingly infected pretty much the whole species!
Lore is hot, Idess is one of my favorites in this series, I love the sweet names he calls her all the time (Cookie, Angel Cake, LOL) the Sem brothers are still around and fighting evil, the storyline is great, with constant new developments, and the next book was setup wonderfully.
"This remains between us, right?" "As long as you don't piss me off. You gonna piss me off?" "Every chance I get."
WOW I may need some time to collect my thoughts on this one, I was left completely speechless. This book isThis review was posted at Under the Covers
WOW I may need some time to collect my thoughts on this one, I was left completely speechless. This book is awesome!!!! Forget about putting a label on this of contemporary romance, erotica, gay romance, it is just a beautiful, real, gritty, emotional, raw love story. It completely captivated me from the beginning and I literally couldn't put it down. To the point that I was late to my boyfriends birthday and almost missed the first half of a Broadway show we had tickets for. THAT GOOD! AMAZING!!! LOVED IT, LOVED IT, LOVED IT!!!!
The general idea of the story, without giving too much away, is two NYC firefighters that have been friends their whole lives. Griff the big irish one, and Dante the pretty boy and cocky italian one. They've been through everything together. But somehow Griffin starts wanting more than just friendship and he doesn't know how to deal with those feelings or what to do about them.
Their friendship, their connection and love for each other was present at all times in this book. In my eyes there couldn't be anyone more perfect for the other. The issues they face are real, from being a firefighter, to being straight men and now finding that they are in love with a man and how society deals with that.
This book will bring tears to your eyes, especially after knowing the back story of this couple and how this book came to be, as this is a real life story that didn't have a HEA. Emotional and moving and quite frankly very HOT! Yes, of course, I couldn't leave that out now could I? There's some extremely hot firefighter sex, raw, intense, full of emotion. Just...WOW...*fans self* A.MA.ZING!!! I'd love to see the video of that! ;)
I am dying now for the next book which is Tommy's story. We saw a bit of him in this book and the issues he's been dealing with and I am ready to see him get a HEA, I'm rooting for him, he deserves it, and I know he'll also have a HOT as HELL book!
The time has finally come to reveal who the killer is! You can expect If You Know Her to be a nail-biting, edge-of-seat and very sexy read!
This series has a great cast of characters. I can't say there's one that I didn't like, but Nia and Law are MY FAVORITE! They're perfect for each other.
I've liked Law since book one, he's the perfect friend and support for every female in this series. While during book one he was in love with Lena, he was also the best friend she had and the one person she relied on for everything. During book two we see that he's been such a rock for Hope, helping her get out of a bad relationship and giving her the opportunity to start over. So I couldn't help but want to see him finally be happy, with a girl that wanted him. And that was Nia Hollister.
I like that she's not a girly girl, she's very strong and independent and a bit of a badass. I mean she rides a bike, wears leather and has a gun! My kind of girl. I thought from their first meeting in book two that they were explosive together and I can say they didn't disappoint me! At all!
Now onto the suspense. This series has a great storyline and it's full of suspense. This book was excellent, even got me a bit scared to keep reading at times! I started off with a suspect in mind (having gone through a long list of possibilities throughout the series) and I was shocked (and not) when the killer is finally revealed.
I will only say this. Trust your first instincts people! The killer is the person I thought and had as prime suspect in my head at the end of book one. And then I completely forgot about that. Sick, demented, totally unstable. When the backstory got revealed I was shocked at the depth the issues the killer had went.
An amazing ending to the series and job well done for Ms. Walker! This series is a must read for anyone who likes a mystery, suspense and plenty of sexy with all that.
If there is a reason why you haven't picked up the Pride books yet, you have to put everything else aside and get them! If you didn't know about them, then let me introduce you to the sexiest shifters around!
This Pride book is all about fun! Mitch Shaw has a "nothing-bothers-me" playful attitude towards life, and Sissy Mae, even though crude and mean at times, is a fun chick!
And Mitch is one of my favorite felines in ALL shifter series! How adorable is he? We first met him for a little bit in the second story of book 1 (Shaw's Tail). We thought he was the good-for-nothing brother of successful Brendon Shaw, turns out he was a cop who had gone undercover to expose a mobster, and was now in the witness protection program! They need him alive to testify, the criminals want him dead. And lets not forget that he IS the karaoke king among the Kuznetzov Pack, to be worshiped at their altar. *snickers*
Mitch and Sissy are best buds, they've been working together at Mace & Smitty's security firm. Mitch is being his usual prankster self, and Sissy is her usual "just-a-tad-bitchy" she-wolf. This book begins while we are still at Jessie Ann & Smitty's wedding, and yes, Mitch and Sissy Mae are both still fighting their attraction to each other, because between good friends sex will only complicate things, and then there's the fact that Mitch knows after he testifies he will have to assume a new identity and disappear. But things take a turn for the worst when Mitch gets shot. Yes, someone is after him, wants him dead, and it just happens to be shifter. How can they protect Mitch?
Sissy takes it upon herself to "kidnap" him, taking him where she swore she would never return. Back home to Tennessee. Nobody knows he's there. And Sissy soon finds herself full of hot naked lion, in a town full of crazy wolves, and BOY he can eat!!!
Crazy, hysterical, extremely sexy and cute. This book will keep you entertained from page one, and you won't be able to put it down! Their banter had me almost in tears laughing. And some of the things that happen just... I have no words. Like when Mitch ends up wrestling with Ralph (the alligator), or when we meet cousin Dee Ann, or when they go to the grocery store because Mitch "ate her out of her house".
And as any good, honorable lion shifter, when this bad boy gets all hot and bothered, HE CAN DELIVER!
So what are you waiting for? You have to read this series! You have to read this author! It is guaranteed to get you out of any reading funk, improve your mood, and... make your insides quiver.
It is so difficult to pick a favorite quote, since most of this book is full of humor, but here's my best attempt:
Best description of Sissy Mae: To quote Janie Mae, "Sissy came out of my womb with her middle finger raised."
"Is that why they call you Mr. Fumble Paws?"
"Sexy, sexy," she growled at him before she could stop herself. "You treat me like a whore" "You are a whore" He grinned "This is true"...more
Miki and Conall are so much fun! If you haven't read these books yet, what are you waiting for? I love Miki's personality, she just tells it like it iMiki and Conall are so much fun! If you haven't read these books yet, what are you waiting for? I love Miki's personality, she just tells it like it is without a care for consequences. Conall is, yes, just a big teddy bear, ha! The Viking! He is sweet, and nice, but also hot and all wolf ;)
The banter between these two is classic, they are hilarious! The action was also very good, these books always have a good storyline along with your smut and humor.
Miki is the smart one of the group, and Conall plays dumb a bit to tease her, but he finally gets her to come out of her shell. And then the fever hits... LOL
We still get to see Sara and Zach, and just a small glimpse of Angelina and Nikolai... Can't wait to re-read their book, it's my favorite. Sara has grown into her role as pack alpha female, and has a DOG! LMAO Her and Zach also got "fixed".
We also get our first view of the Van Holtz pack... Oh, I can't wait for the next Pride book to come out!!! (Big Bad Beast)...more
What an amazing ending to this series!!! This book was excellent! Coming from someone who struggled a bit tThis review was posted at Under The Covers.
What an amazing ending to this series!!! This book was excellent! Coming from someone who struggled a bit through the first 2 books, and was encouraged to continue (a little) with the third!
Ms. Vincent has done a great job with world-building throughout this series, the plots of each book are always interesting, keep you on your toes, and they've been laid out so well, it's almost like watching a movie!
The characters are all great! I was never a Faythe lover, well, let's face it, in the beginning of this series I HATED Faythe. She was just so immature and Ms. Spoiled-Princess, and I almost gave up on the series for that reason alone. But now I can honestly say I've enjoyed seeing her grow! I really can't believe it's only been a year (timeline of the series) since she was called back from and away from college and her human life. In that year, she has experienced love, loss, action, drama, betrayal. She's had to face rogue werecats, get kidnapped, almost raped, faced the Council, and through all that she's developed a backbone and she's just grown up!
From book 4 there's a series of events that unfold and are left unresolved until now... Calvin Malone, power hungry bad guy is still making everyone's lives a mess. Faythe is still not sure about her feelings for Marc and Jace.
I don't want to give anything away... This book can only be enjoyed if you avoid ALL spoilers. Believe me, it'll keep you on your toes, you just have to know what happens next.
I am extremely satisfied with how things finished and how everything was handled. The last 3 books have been an extremely emotional rollercoaster ride. Make sure you have the kleenex ready for all 3 of them. They are gut-wrenchingly emotional! I loved them! I highly recommend this series now!!!!...more
You have no idea how happy I am that I don't have to start this review saying "I AM IN LOVE WITH A ZOMBIE" bThis review was posted at Under the Covers
You have no idea how happy I am that I don't have to start this review saying "I AM IN LOVE WITH A ZOMBIE" because if there's an author out there that can make me say that, that would be Gena Showalter. I have read most of her adult books, but this is my first YA book by her that I've read and I can just say one thing about that...I love how much of her fun personality come through in this book.
This was such a fun and original read because her zombies are not just regular zombies...And, oh yeah: "I AM IN LOVE WITH A ZOMBIE KILLER". I might feel like a bit of a cougar right now because I have the hots for Cole.
I was captivated and enthralled from the first line:
"Had anyone told me that my entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, I would have laughed."
Alice Bell has grown up thinking her dad was crazy and that all she wanted was a normal life. She always talked about the monsters in the night and they all had to stay in at night and learn self-defense. She resented that until the night both her parents and her little sister died...because they've gone out at night on her request.
She realized then the monsters were real and she didn't understand any of it until she found a group of kids at her new school that were already fighting them. Fighting helped her cope with her loss.
No sweet sixteen for Ali. Except some good came from all that. She met good friends, true friends. Kat is one in particular I want to fold in my pocket and carry around with me to take her out when I need a pick me up. She is so funny, so supportive and such a loyal friend. I <3 her!
Then there's Cole and the rest of his group of zombie killers. Cole and Ali share a special and unique connection, they are literally drawn to each other like moths and I was drawn right along with them.
Ali is strong and kick ass and everything I want a sixteen year old heroine to be. But she is still a normal teenager, wanting to have friends and be normal and crushing on a hot guy. She's got balls to confront people threatening her and not to be scared of her bad boy crush but embrace him and fight right along side him.
The story was great with a bit of a twist and a sad at the end. I absolutely cannot wait for the next book in this series. Congrats to Gena Showalter on another story very well written, totally captivating and originally HERS.
No way did I want to be known as Pinot Grigio. (That's what my my parents had called me anytime I'd gotten my whine on. They'd called Em Pinot Noir.)
Where do I start!??! Maybe the hot cover? No that's a given. I should mention though that when I saw this boThis review was posted at Under The Covers
Where do I start!??! Maybe the hot cover? No that's a given. I should mention though that when I saw this book had quotes from some of my favorite authors (ie Shayla Black, Lorelei James and Jo Davis) I knew it had to be awesome. I mean, those ladies write amazing books, so if they something is that good then it has to be, right??
Well, this book delivered! Roni Loren can definitely write a great story with characters I cared for and was rooting for. Lets start with the fact that they were lovers in the past. They were in love and people got in the way of their happiness then. Fast forward ten years and their lives collide again and they have to help each other. The passion and the feelings all come rushing back.
I loved the "Then" and "Now" parts of the book. I love books that do that because it slowly builds up their present while you learn in small doses about what happened to them before. And what a story these two had.
First of all, rich boy, now lawyer, Reid Jamison is hot as sin! He also has skeletons in his closet, being the son of a rapist and a sadist. He had to fight with his desires for a BDSM relationship while trying not to become his father. Brynn was the girl to give him everything he wanted. He loved her, body, mind and soul. Until she left him, for reasons that we know find out.
Brynn also comes from a terrible background, her mother being an "easy" woman and that was a reputation she had to fight against while then raising her sister by herself. Being with Reid the way he wanted made her feel a bit like walking in her mothers' shoes, but it wasn't like that between them. Just maybe what others saw. And then came that one night that ruined their lives for years to come.
Now her sister ends up at a BDSM couples retreat getaway as a training submissive and Brynn has to go rescue her. Having to infiltrate that world again and having to submit to a stranger. Except that Reid has no plans of letting her do this alone and goes in as her Dom.
This book is hot but also emotional, with a great storyline! I can't wait to read the next one!!
Just when I thought I couldn’t love Nicholas more, we get KILLER QUEEN. I would say PAINTED FACES is required reading before KILLER QUEEN because a l
Just when I thought I couldn’t love Nicholas more, we get KILLER QUEEN. I would say PAINTED FACES is required reading before KILLER QUEEN because a lot of things would be better understood and followed in the original story. And then this just fills in the blanks nicely.
Iutc-top-pick had wanted to get into Nicholas head the whole time I read PAINTED FACES, and he truly didn’t disappoint. He lived up to every expectation I had. He made me fall in love again, and hard. He’s such a broken man but I can’t help but love him just the way he is. KILLER QUEEN goes a bit deeper into what makes him tick, what made him be who he is. It shows how he enjoys what he does. And it broke my heart in more than one occassion when he might cry alone for the loss of his mother and the lack of connection and affection he had. Things weren’t easy for Nicholas, but he’s turned out to be an amazing man. And Fred is just the kind of woman that’s perfect for him.
I’m not usually a fan of the re-telling of a story in a different POV books, but KILLER QUEEN might just be one of my favorite books of that kind. It’s a must read for anyone who read PAINTED FACES. And both of these books are must reads for fans of unconventional heroes. Nicholas has the perfect blend of alpha that made me tingle all the way to my toes. KILLER QUEEN had me smiling, crying and panting, and made me a very happy girl. And even though their story ends here, the greedy fangirl in me wishes I could read about his every day life from here on out. Maybe a novella? :)
L.H. Cosway is a master at her craft, and that is telling stories that will touch your heart and get you so involved you will want to live in the book. KILLER QUEEN and PAINTED FACES have done that for me. And I wish I never had to leave.
I have to apologize if this review doesn’t sound coherent much. That is just because I loved this book so much!
I was all for back-seat taxi shenanigans.
I’ll admit I felt like doing a Patrick Swayze and starting in with some real dirty dancing. I could dry-fuck on a dance floor like you wouldn’t believe, and I had moves that would make even a stripper blush.
“And if you think vaginas look like flowers, you must have a very unique way of seeing them. What do you do, close one eye and squint?”
“You should call me Nicholas more often. It kind of makes me hard.”
When I was done with her, she wouldn’t even know the meaning of the word embarrassment anymore, because I was going to dirty all her clean right up.
I felt like all my life I’d been hungry, but only now had I become aware of it.
“Great fucking tits, Fred. I can’t wait to suck on the other one next time.”
This novella was adorable perfection. Yes, it’s short. But it had me from the beginning and didn’t let me go until I had read the last word.4.5 Stars
This novella was adorable perfection. Yes, it’s short. But it had me from the beginning and didn’t let me go until I had read the last word. Well actually from before that because I fell for these two in the first book. Just from the first glimpse I wanted them together. And then I was dying to read their story!
ROCK COURTSHIP is sort of parallel time wise to ROCK ADDICTION. The attraction had always been there between David and Thea but things hadn’t gone any further. With a little of Molly’s push they got right back on track.
I loved everything about David. The Gentleman of Rock. Drummer of Schoolboy Choir. Just all around good guy. He’s a family man, he’s not that into the rock star persona, is not that big of a fan of groupies. And knows that he wants to have sex with a woman that means something to him. And what of the fact he’s so confident and comfortable in his own skin that he actually likes that his woman is taller than him? How has stardom not ruin this wonderful man? I love that he’s a family man. I love that he wants a relationship. I love that he’s a one woman man!
I was dying to see what all the notes were about that we glimpsed in ROCK ADDICTION and I wasn’t disappointed. Super sweet! My complaint with this, though, was that I really would’ve loved to see their relationship developed in a full length book. They are such a cute couple that I would’ve liked more to them than we got. But anyway, now I’m ready for the next book in this series!
Just when I thought I couldn’t love this woman more, here comes REAVER. I’ve been waiting for his book since I read LETHAL RIDER and I found out all
Just when I thought I couldn’t love this woman more, here comes REAVER. I’ve been waiting for his book since I read LETHAL RIDER and I found out all the little tidbits of information that left me craving his story. He’s come a long way from when we first met him, and although I always knew he would be sexy…. I didn’t expect to fall so hard for him. He is the perfect male. The one you want by your side, the one you take home to meet the parents. *sigh* I have officially inducted Reaver to the top of my book boyfriend list.
But wait, that’s not where my fascination with this book ends. I’m admittedly a fan of strong, tough heroines. Kick ass and maybe a little mean. They may bite a bit. Well, that’s Harvester. Knowing their backstory, and knowing how they’ve both come so far and changed so much through the centuries, was already heartbreaking. But seeing what Harvester has had to go through, what she’s willingly put herself through, was beautiful. She is truly tough with a heart of gold.
I don’t want to bore you with the many reasons why I loved both Harvester and Reaver, just know that they are two of the most awesome characters in this series! And they are perfect for each other. I was unprepared for the extent of it. REAVER does their story justice in every way. The slow build up, the step by step unveiling of memories, the past colliding with who they are now. I couldn’t have asked for Ms. Ione to do any better. This was perfect.
As I’ve come to expect from Ms. Ione, REAVER had a lot of action and slow burn sexual tension. The battles always get bigger and more dangerous and this was no exception. But my favorite part for sure was the fact that the characters stayed true to who they’ve become.
I was so consumed in this story while reading it that I could hardly think of anything else. I needed to see it all play out and see their HEA. So thank you Ms. Ione for one of my most enjoyable paranormal reads this year! I can’t wait to see what you have up your sleeve next.
Cat and Bones have been legendary. They’ve been very much a part of most paranormal readers hearts for the last ten years. We’ve been through the ups
Cat and Bones have been legendary. They’ve been very much a part of most paranormal readers hearts for the last ten years. We’ve been through the ups and downs with them, and quite frankly I could read about them forever. When Jeaniene Frost announced this would be the end of the series, I was both disappointed and happy. Happy because for once, an author does right by her readers and decides this is where the story should end. Instead of giving us a filler book and a washed out version of her vision she gave us UP FROM THE GRAVE, which might just be the best possible closure to the Cat and Bones saga!
Bones is as usual a ruthless vampire, protective of his mate. He truly is prepared to do anything for her and to keep her safe! You might crush on him a bit more than you were already. Cat had gotten a bit whiny lately for me but in this book she put her big girl panties on and kicked ass like it was book 1 all over again, adding to that a huge dose of confidence she didn’t have then. And the rest of the cast had an important presence as well. I loved every minute, every second, every page. The chemistry between Cat and Bones has changed so much and come so far. It was like seeing an old married couple (in a good way!), still very much in love, full of passion and heart. I loved how comfortable they are with each other and how much they’ve grown, together and apart.
This book was full of surprises! Once the action kicked into gear, there was no stopping the force with which it moved ahead. It was riveting and I NEEDED to keep reading every second I could. Until it hurt to continue. Until my vision blurred and my heart broke. This book definitely packs an emotional punch. And kicks ass all the same, it’s the most action packed I’ve seen the Night Huntress series in a while!
There’s not one thing wrong about this book. The storyline is unique and interesting. It brings into play old and new players. Tying up any lose ends that could be hanging around, and giving us just a taste of what their Ever After will be. But be warned and prepared, this will probably rip your heart out and stomp on it a bit before putting it back together. I laughed, I swooned, I cried, then I cried HARD. UP FROM THE GRAVE will leave you with a bittersweet smile on your face and a sense of satisfaction. I hate to see them go, but they’re going happy and how they deserved. Loved by many. Congratulations Ms. Frost. This book was better than I ever imagined it could be.
If I could only have one request now would be to see more Ian!