Why I decided to read this book: I signed up to try to win a copy of Promise Canyon on Goodreads and I decided to start at the beginning of the seriesWhy I decided to read this book: I signed up to try to win a copy of Promise Canyon on Goodreads and I decided to start at the beginning of the series so that book 11 would makes sense to me. I was also able to download the first 4 books of the series on to my Nook as a book bundle! :)
Likes?.....: I really liked Preacher. He's a big ole burly badass former Marine who doesn't think that he's capable of loving or being loved. I also enjoyed Paige and Chris who bring out the best and at some points in the book, the worst in Preacher. I also really enjoyed how the town rallied around Paige and Chris to make sure that they were safe from Paige's abusive ex-husband. Oh and let's not forget about "unlovable" Preacher turned lover extraordinaire Preacher. Everyone calls Preacher by his nickname rather than his given name in town, then Paige comes along and starts calling him John and to me that was pretty sexy in it's VERY simple way.
Dislikes?.....: Paige's brother and ex husband....They BOTH deserve to be beaten to within an inch of their lives in my honest opinion. There were a couple of odd breaks in the story that seemed a little off to me but not enough to be distracting.
Overall: I think that this book was even better than the first book in the series. Another one that once I started reading I had a VERY difficult time putting down. I think that the series builds really nicely from one book to the next with the inclusion of new characters as well as reoccurring roles of the "regulars." I can hardly wait to keep reading! I'm just soooo mad at myself for not reading this series before now! ...more
Why I decided to read this book: I signed up to try and win a copy of Promise Canyon on Goodreads and thought that I should probably start at the begiWhy I decided to read this book: I signed up to try and win a copy of Promise Canyon on Goodreads and thought that I should probably start at the beginning so book 11 might actually make sense to me...provided I was able to win a copy. :) Lucky me...I was able to find the first four books bunched together in a bundle available on my Barnes and Noble Nook.
Likes?.....: I really liked the premise of the story....Jack and Melinda (Mel) are both damaged souls looking for a change....and Boy Howdy do they get it in spades! I also enjoyed the mostly good hearted turmoil between Doc and Mel....everyone thinks he needs some help and he doesn't. I also enjoyed picturing Jack helping out the town as well as helping with a an abandoned newborn baby....Here's this big burly badass former Marine who is actually a gentle giant underneath all that big burly badassness. I also enjoyed the reunion with Jack and his fellow Marine buddies and Jack's "fall from Grace" as a result of the reunion.
Dislikes?.....: I think that the reason for Mel to stick around at times was a little thin. Sure Mel's a midwife and babies are her thing but once she made sure that the baby was safely placed she could have easily taken off. I also thought that in some places (not very many, just a few) that the story was a little bit rushed. Another small thing that kind of rubbed me the wrong way a little bit at the beginning of the story was how Jack became almost instantaneously possessive of Mel.
Overall: I think that this was a pretty good start to the Virgin River series. Minus my few quirks with the book I think that it was a VERY good. Once I started reading it I was pretty much sucked in and could NOT put it down. But my quirks prevented this story from getting a 5/5. Jack and Mel's story is very sweet and it makes me wish I had a big burly badass Marine who's just a big ole gentle giant underneath all that badassness! ...more
This is the first book that I've ever read by this author. I liked it but I didn't really LOVE it. Ravyn and Susan are both characters that are dealinThis is the first book that I've ever read by this author. I liked it but I didn't really LOVE it. Ravyn and Susan are both characters that are dealing with some extra "baggage" shall we say. Susan is this reporter who always get's her story (which has cost her dearly) but at the same time has a pretty quirky sense of humor (which you see a lot in the book) and Ravyn he's pretty much a no-nonsense kind of guy who doesn't particularly care to be around humans at all because they have cost him dearly. Well now that the Daimons (with the help of some humans) are trying to kill both Susan AND Ravyn they are kind of stuck with one another. The more time they spend together the more that we the readers learn about these two character's pasts...Not a pretty picture. There is even a little twist thrown in for good measure too. If you like a little Death, Destruction and Mayhem with some smutt thrown in this is a good book to check out. ...more
Oh my goodness! I've seen reviews for this book all over the book blogging community and it really caught my attention. The cover has just enough "creOh my goodness! I've seen reviews for this book all over the book blogging community and it really caught my attention. The cover has just enough "creep factor" that I had to get my hands on it. I mean just look at the cover! A Freddy Krugerish "mask" and flames! Anyway....moving on.
What really turned me on about this book was the writing. From the very first sentence until the very last sentence the way that it was written kept me engaged and reading and pretty much putting my life on hold because Arson's life was oh so very interesting. Oh well, Arson is oh so much more fun than doing laundry anyway.
The characters in the story for the most part I really enjoyed. I did at times have trouble relating to/understanding a couple of the characters. That is the main reason that I wasn't able to give Arson 5/5. After learning all sorts of secrets as the book progressed I am looking forward to learning even more about all of these very interesting characters in the sequel that's coming up.
Overall, Arson is most definitely the most "different" (in a good way) book that I've read in the past couple of months. Once you get past the "creep factor" I think this book is pretty dang good. I think that Estevan Vega hit a home run with this one!...more
This is the first book by this author that I have ever read. I definitely will be reading more of her books in the future! Awesome Sauce is what it isThis is the first book by this author that I have ever read. I definitely will be reading more of her books in the future! Awesome Sauce is what it is and I LOVE me some Awesome Sauce!
Even though I think this book was Awesome Sauce I did think that it got off to a slow start. I also was confused as to how exactly Will found Tessa at the Dark Sisters house. Did he senses her while she was in someone else's body, a random tip? That bothered me a little bit.
There were times when I thought Will was more than a little bit of an ass. Now I like "bad boys" but there's a difference between being a "bad boy" and being verbally and emotionally abusive. I think at times Will walked a little bit too close to that fine line for my taste. I guess that makes me a member of Team Jem then.
I found the writing style to be of my liking also. Once I got past the slow beginning I thought the story was a definite page turner. The action throughout the book was very well described also. You felt like you were there. I also liked how the bad guy wasn't completely obvious (at least to me) until you got closer to the end of the book. Just when you think you have it all figured out it turns out our completely WRONG!
Overall, I really enjoyed Clockwork Angel. The cliff hanger ending has me thinking that next September will NEVER get here!
I saw a review for this e-book on another blog that I follow and it sounded VERY interesting. I checked to see if it was available for Barnes and NoblI saw a review for this e-book on another blog that I follow and it sounded VERY interesting. I checked to see if it was available for Barnes and Noble Nook owners and low and behold it was! So naturally, I downloaded it and devoured it!
The premise of the book is about a woman who just got out of a TERRIBLE marriage and is looking to gain a little bit of control back in a certain part of her life....The Bedroom. So Lauren makes a proposition to Justin.....3 nights of mind-blowing, no-kissing-on-the-lips, business like sex. Which he isn't comfortable with but agrees to because he has a "thing" for Lauren. Actually, they both have a "thing" for each other if I'm being honest here.
Anyway, this is one of the shorter e-books I've read but I really enjoyed it. The plot and premise were really good in my opinion. The hero....A HOT SEX GOD! The heroine....a little beat down but comes out on top (in more ways than one) by the end of this book. The sex scenes....SCORCHING HOT! ...more
This book is about three friends/neighbors, Rachel, Tiffany and Jessica (Jess) who are all, like so many of us these days, experiencing finanical hardThis book is about three friends/neighbors, Rachel, Tiffany and Jessica (Jess) who are all, like so many of us these days, experiencing finanical hardships as a result of life taking a different road than they wanted. Rachel is a mother of two and divorced. She's being laid off from her teaching job and must figure out a way to make ends meet on a substitute teacher's salary. Since she is having a very hard time finding a permenant teaching position. It doesn't help that her daughter also needs to get braces put on and her ex is a borderline jerk. But there is a silver lining for Rachel....a Steamy McHotty love interest. Tiffany is a young woman about my age who has seriously bad spending habits, all of which she has learned from her mother, which has put a serious strain on her marriage. Jess is in her mid-forties and has to learn a whole new set of spending habits because her husband is being laid off from his job, at a bank, due to tough economic times. To make matters worse (in her eyes anyway), she never finished college and is now realizing that after being a stay at home mom for so many years, she really doesn't have very many job related skills. At one of their once a month craft meeting with one another, they decide that they are all going to become financially fit. That they were going to meet once a week to figure out how to maintain their new ways of life.
The tips in this book are all VERY useful as well. There are even recipes for all the yummy goodies that are mentioned. Heck even BLOGGING makes it into this book. Overall, this is a great story and it really helped to open my eyes to new ways to save money. ...more
I just got done reading this book and I had to sit down and write this review right away! The ending is really sad in a "P.S. I Love You" sort of way.I just got done reading this book and I had to sit down and write this review right away! The ending is really sad in a "P.S. I Love You" sort of way. This is one of those books that I probably would NOT have picked up if I hadn't been asked to read and review it.
The story itself is about Nicky who is a young mother of two little girls and wife to an actor who doesn't even live on the same continent as her due to work commitments. Basically, Nicky is raising her two children as a "single parent." One day Nicky decides that she's going to meet two women who have created a fan page for her absentee husband and this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. But this also where a "tiny" wrinkle gets thrown Nicky's way and his name is Daniel. Daniel the PRESENT fun loving Irish man.
In the beginning it did take me a little bit to get into the story, all the extra back-story was a little distracting to me. All of the characters are a VERY unique that are possibly people that you know in real life. The overall story (minus the extra back-story) is a story that is very real and very relate able. ...more