Sometimes a book is appealing because of the author. Other times, a sexy cover beckons. And then there are times when you stLoners and misfits unite!
Sometimes a book is appealing because of the author. Other times, a sexy cover beckons. And then there are times when you start reading a book and something just clicks. Maybe it's because you've felt like the main character, maybe it's because the book just has the correct amount of quirkiness, or just maybe.....it fit your mood.
I wish this book had been around when I was in high school. I wish I had a book like The Bubblegum Reaper to read and ponder like our main characters did. I wish I could have met an author and discussed his/her book (even though Booker did not discuss his book with his friends).
Every Exquisite Thing will appeal to anyone who has experienced loneliness, bullying, depression and the emotional hormonal ride of high school. I loved Nanette, and I loved her even more when she started talking about herself in the third person. She could have been one of the popular girls but she chose to be herself instead. In many ways, I admired her choices.
This is the second book I've read by this author and I will be adding his other books to my reading list this summer.
Thank you to NetGalley and Little, Brown Books for Young Readers for a review copy of this book.
Initial Thoughts: A fun, light, perfect summer read. I devoured this book. Couldn't stop reading it. Yup, the title is hokey. Yup, you've seen the troInitial Thoughts: A fun, light, perfect summer read. I devoured this book. Couldn't stop reading it. Yup, the title is hokey. Yup, you've seen the trope before. BUT - I am a big fan of Ms. Spear's wolves and I enjoy her storytelling skills.
I'm sure that many of you paranormal romance readers have dreamed of being swept away by a billionaire (he he - what are the chances?). Terry Spear's new book Billionaire in Wolf's Clothing has our lead character Jade being swept away by billionaire wolf Rafe. So be warned - if you don't like the trope, this book isn't for you.
This book is a perfect summer read by the pool kind of book. It's light, fluffy, and there's a lovely little happily ever after. I enjoyed the progression of the romance and I adored Rafe. I also loved the supporting cast of characters that surrounded Rafe. And Toby - what a cutie.
I also have to give the book cover an A+. Nice job on that. I've said it before - Terry Spear writes great wolf stories - humorous, sexy, and fun.
Thank you to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Casablanca for a review copy of this book....more
Wild Embrace is a collection of 4 novellas set in the Psy-Changeling world. I enjoyed the book, however it did take me a lot longer to read than otherWild Embrace is a collection of 4 novellas set in the Psy-Changeling world. I enjoyed the book, however it did take me a lot longer to read than other Nalini Singh books. Perhaps it could be said that I was savoring the stories. My personal favorite was the first story Echo of Silence which had a human/Psy pairing. I really loved Stefan and Tazia - they were perfect for each other. I also liked how the author touched upon Tazia's culture and how important her family and background were to that character. The other story that stuck with me was Flirtation of Fate with Garnet and Kenji as the main couple. I liked how Garnet and Kenji had to work together to solve a murder mystery as they worked out their very complicated relationship. All in all, a good read and perfect for people who just can't get enough of Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling series.
Thank you to NetGalley and Berkely Publishing Group for a review copy of this book.
Everyone who reads Jennifer Estep's Elemental Assassins series loves Finnegan Lane. Finn is suave, debonair, great with money, looks good in black, anEveryone who reads Jennifer Estep's Elemental Assassins series loves Finnegan Lane. Finn is suave, debonair, great with money, looks good in black, and is a wonderful brother/support for Gin. I was really excited to read a story about Finn and was looking forward to something exciting. Well, I did not get what I expected. Instead, the story begins in the aftermath of book 14 Bitter Bite and no one wants to be around Finn.
Finn is forced urged to help out a "damsel in distress" who wants nothing to do with him. There's a bit of snarkiness about cheap suits - something that Finn would never be seen in - some bling, and some of Finn's skills are put to use.
I found this story a little bland for my taste. I think that perhaps I had expected more Bria and Finn, and more of the rest of Gin's gang.
Thank you to NetGalley and Gallery, Threshold and Pocket Books for a review copy of this book.
Initial Thoughts: About 3.0-3.5 stars, still thinking about it. Nicely paced thriller, good lead couple, but a little too easy to guess the villains aInitial Thoughts: About 3.0-3.5 stars, still thinking about it. Nicely paced thriller, good lead couple, but a little too easy to guess the villains and the deep dark secret.
The Review: Repressed was a fun little summer read. A nicely paced thriller, full of secrets and twists.
What I liked about this book: I liked Samantha and Ethan. They had a wonderful chemistry together and each had their own secrets about their past. I enjoyed the small town atmosphere. It really added to the gossipy and secretive nature of this book. I liked the mystery aspect even though I was able to guess the villain by the last third of the novel.
Overall, a good summer read.
Thank you to NetGalley and Montlake Romance for a review copy of this book....more
Initial Thoughts: Perfect summer read. Light and fluffy. Heavy on the rich teenage angst. Reminded me a little of some fan fiction that I've read befoInitial Thoughts: Perfect summer read. Light and fluffy. Heavy on the rich teenage angst. Reminded me a little of some fan fiction that I've read before.
The Review: First of all, I must admit that this series is my Guilty Pleasures read. It’s a rags to riches story with a bit of teenage angst. (So if angst is not your thing, you were warned). It’s not perfect, but it is a light read well suited for a beach vacation or just reading on your balcony or back deck. Erin Watt is no other than the writing team of Elle Kennedy and Jen Frederick, so expect something fun to read. Also remember to suspend belief because some of the things that go on in these books are a little unrealistic. Personally, I liked Paper Princess more than Broken Prince. Once I got over the initial “I just need to suspend belief and read” moment because seriously, taking or kidnapping a teen that is to be your ward from a strip club was a little unbelievable, I did enjoy the book. I liked Ella’s character and how strong she was. I found Broken Prince a little slower, perhaps because I was missing Ella.
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Thank you to the publisher for a review copy of this book...more