What a lovely cookbook! The stories are interesting and the recipes look delicious. I can't wait to try them out. There's lots of mouth watering photoWhat a lovely cookbook! The stories are interesting and the recipes look delicious. I can't wait to try them out. There's lots of mouth watering photos, so don't read this book if you are hungry.
*I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. *...more
Update 12/27/15 - Nuts was one of my Top 10 Picks of 2015. See what other books made my list on Badass Book Reviews.
Who knew that vegetable farmersUpdate 12/27/15 - Nuts was one of my Top 10 Picks of 2015. See what other books made my list on Badass Book Reviews.
Who knew that vegetable farmers could be so sexy? Nuts is laugh out loud funny and sexy at the same time.
I discovered Ms. Clayton's books a few years ago when she wrote some fan fiction. Her books were entertaining and I am glad that she has so many stories to tell. Ms. Clayton's books are written with a wonderful sense of humor. Our characters are put in situations that are often hilarious, leaving the reader chuckling out loud.
It's easy to relate to the characters. How many of us dread that trip back to our hometown? Roxie returned to her hometown in Upstate New York in order to fill in at her mother's diner while her mother was on The Amazing Race. Roxie is a talented personal chef and her mother's diner could use an overhaul.
I found Roxie endearing, especially when she fell all over Leo - literally. And Leo - swoon - I would like a Leo of my own...
The romance builds up slowly, with lots of innuendo. The sexual tension between the main characters is exquisite.
And everyone should take a Zombie cooking class.
Nuts was fun to read - I literally devoured the book in one sitting.
Thank you to NetGalley and Gallery Books for a review copy of this book.
Hmmm...not sure how to rate this which seems to be how I feel after each Leah Raeder book I read.
Cam Girl is well written and while I feel a bit ambiHmmm...not sure how to rate this which seems to be how I feel after each Leah Raeder book I read.
Cam Girl is well written and while I feel a bit ambivalent about it, the book made me think. I guess I just couldn't relate to the main characters because my life experience has been so different. In fact, I didn't know what a cam girl was until I read this book.
Anyhow, this book touches upon gender identity and same sex relationships. I'd recommend it for someone looking to read about this topic.
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Update 12/27/15 - Surviving Ice was one of my Top 10 Picks of 2015. See what other books made my list on Badass Book Reviews.
This was just what I neUpdate 12/27/15 - Surviving Ice was one of my Top 10 Picks of 2015. See what other books made my list on Badass Book Reviews.
This was just what I needed: A good story with well developed characters.
I've come to expect great stories from K.A. Tucker. All that after only reading Chasing River earlier this year. And guess what? I gave that book 5 stars as well. Surviving Ice is the fourth book in the author's Burying Water series. Now for those of you with book OCD, each book CAN be read as a stand alone book and out of order. I started with book 3 in this series and I am really looking forward to going back and reading the earlier books in the series.
So what made this book so wonderful?
1)It's told in alternating first person points of views of the main characters. The reader is literally inside Ivy and Sebastien's heads. It's a great way to learn their motivations and understand their character and feel empathy for both.
2)Fantastic Main characters - I adored Ivy and Sebastien. Ivy is a talented tattoo artist and while she is a free spirit, she is put into a position where she must assess her life. She's tough and fierce and even the scary biker guys respect her. Sebastien is mysterious, a trained mercenary/assassin/clean up guy. There is an attraction, not insta-love. A nice slow burn type of attraction.
3)Great supporting cast. The characters that surround Ivy are exactly what I imagined biker dudes to be. Big, beefy, tattooed - yes, I understand that is stereotypical, but it works. I loved how they all rallied around Ivy when she needed them.
If you have not yet had a chance to read any of K.A. Tucker's books, it may be time to pick some of them up. I know that I will.
Thank you to NetGalley and Atria Books for a review copy of this book.