WARNING : THIS BOOK MIGHT BE NOT SUITABLE FOR PEOPLE UNDER 21. READ AT YOUR OWN RISK!!
3 stars, and...
SAVE A HORSE, RIDE A COWBOY!! ;)
Blame it to m...more WARNING : THIS BOOK MIGHT BE NOT SUITABLE FOR PEOPLE UNDER 21. READ AT YOUR OWN RISK!!
3 stars, and...
SAVE A HORSE, RIDE A COWBOY!! ;)
Blame it to my GR friend, Annie, that always remember Channing (the heroine) as Channing Tatum. Hey, I do that too *LOL*. But of course it's not Lorelei James's fault (but really, Channing? For a girl?)
Channing Kincaid as a city girl that escaped from her home, and search for an adventure. While she dating with one of rodeo player, she meet Colby MacKay. Colby promises her a sexual escapades, and when Channing knowing man that she dating cheat on her, she join Colby with his buddies, Trevor Glanzer and Edgard Mancusso.
So you name it any sexual adventure that she experienced , from (view spoiler)[ vanilla sex, anal sex, oral sex,menage a trois, menage a quatre, 69 position, and on, and on (hide spoiler)]. Then, when Channing catch Edgard and Trevor do oral sex and then having sex, wew! I'm sure my face is blushing like a tomato when read their lovemaking, and uncomfortable too, because I'm not into m/m scene, even Lorelei James write it good. So if you don't want to read that part, just skip it! (like I do, oh, not really *blush*)
When Colby realized he love Channing, he become jealous and possessive to her. He don't want to share her. Channing herself think her feeling to Colby just pure lust, not love, even Colby said (read: force) that he want Chan for him alone. But after Colby get accident at his last rodeo show, maybe it not lust that Chan feel after all...
Of course this book not just about sex and sex, and sex (maybe 60% is about sex). It tell about rodeo life too, how they always travel from city to city to gain money and reputation. It interesting to know about it,because some cowboy book that I'd read it about life at ranch :).
My problem with this book is with the men! Yup, it include Colby and his two buddies Trevor and Ed. Colby is, erghhh, such an ass, so demanding! I hate when he know Chan feel ashamed because she doesn't invite to sit with other player girlfriend and wife at Colby rodeo show, and then punish her. And you know what, after he sexually punish Chan, he left her to Trevor and Ed, and tell them to satisfied her. What the????... But I'm not finish, I get annoyed when Colby make love to Chan and said to her : Mine, mine, mine again and again, I feel like : "Dude, she's not deaf, she can hear you. Just said it once" . LOL..So, I really , really want to kick his ass :P
The problem number 2, is Trevor. Gee, I can't connect to him and feel sorry for Edgard instead. I know it's hard for them to express their feeling to each other at public, and I'm not blame them. My problem is Trevor personalities. I feel sometimes he can't make his own decision. They separated in the end of this book, but their story told at Rough, Raw and Ready. I don't know if I want to read this, since I had said earlier, I'm not into m/m relationship. But we will see later.
I want to continue to read Rode Hard, Put Up Wet after this. The story about Gemma Janssen and Cash Big Crow. Both are secondary character at this book. Gemma in her forties and Cash 10 years younger than her. I can't wait to know their story :)
For you that love story with western setting, some hot cowboys, some hot scene, don't miss this :D ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
When I re-read this book again (to write a good review *...moreThis copy is provided by the author Review will be also posted at S,E,R's Awesomness
When I re-read this book again (to write a good review *blush*), I remember some lines from "Dark Shadows" movie that I'd watch weeks ago. The lines said by Barnabas Collins, and if remember well, this is what he said :
"Blood is what made us. Bind us. Curse us"
In "With Good Behavior", its his family that made, bind and curse Grant Madsen's life. Okay, With Good Behavior, or WGB is not paranormal romance. Nor that this one is erotica based on the cover alone. Hey, don't blame me (or my dear friend Elena who offer me to read this) if we thought this one will be naughty read after see the handscuff! Nor that its thriller suspense, even there some. WGB is a contemporary romance about two felons that just found their life turn upside down. A story that make me almost cry.
Had you imagine how its feel when you think you have a good life, then its shattered into pieces when you become felon and send to prison? How you manage to build your life that had broken after you released from that horrible place, become parole and must act good so you will never back to a place that steal all your freedom?
Grant Madsen, an ex-Navy and born Barberi, always think he can't escape from his mafioso Barberi family. No wonder, "don't mess with mafia family" is true words actually. After he fulfil his sentence because "aggravated robbery" at Gurnee for 2 more years, and released early by his good behavior, he must attend his parole duty. Turn he will find another parole that will change his life forever. And maybe can safe him.
Sophie Taylor is an ex-psychologist or shrink, and she ashamed with her imprisonment because falling for a wrong man. A big mistake indeed, since this man is people who send her to prison. After Sophie found a big cash of stolen money and gun, who is her client, Logan Barberi, left there. Since she had finish her sentence, of course she must go to her parole officer, Jerry Stone. And at Jerry's office, Sophie met Grant.
No need a long time to them for attract to each other. Grant with help from his uncle get a job on architectural cruise and invite Sophie to work there too. Beside attend her parole and consultation with her psychologist, Dr Hunter Hayes (who is one of my favorites), Sophie really enjoy her new life at the cruise. She and Grant agree to not discuss about their past and the reason why they go to prison, but realise Grant have an awful past, who she believe he is an abuse survivor.
Grant and Sophie never know, behind their felon status, there's one thing that connect them. One thing that will destroy them both, especially Grant who can't escape from his family's crime. That one thing is Logan Barberi, who beside Sophie's client (and send her to prison), is actually Grant's brother. Now when Sophie knowing who Logan is, who Grant is, and all hell break lose, can she accept Grant back? Can Grant finally become free from his mafia family?
I can't remember last time I cried over book, but there it was. I re-read this today, and yes, its almost bring tears again in my eyes. I will said, for her debut novel, Ms Lane doing a great job. Being a psychologist as she was, she explore human's psychology, mix it with mafioso life, a heart-wrenching story and suspense too. I can feel her role her as Dr Hunter Hayes, who is Sophie's shrink. She doing a great job to explain how a past event can affect her characters so well, in this case is both Grant and Sophie.
Grant Madsen is not your ordinary hero. He is Navy that just turn into felon. You can't see him here as alpha hero. But I see him as alpha in his own way. He's not try to act all "G.I.Joe"-ish. Tough, hard,a type who chew bullet and eat nails as their breakfast. No. Grant a really tortured man. Horrible past with his own father beating him, his fear with the dark (or claustrophobia), his shame with his family and his own crime even he do it to protect people he love, is what made Grant. I found he's crying a lot. It can be bothersome and annoying, but then I can't help to fallin for Grant and hug him, said to him, everything will be alright. Because his life is hard. Really hard and messed up. Grant not try to be tough, he's tough. Ms Lane seems like she want to tell us that Prison indeed a scary place, that will change people. Eventually if they are an innocent before.
Sophie herself is not better than Grant. She also have her own problem, beside fallin for her client and accused for crime she didn't commit. She have family issues, which she believe her own father not love her, especially after her mother's dead. Interesting to read about Sophie's discussion with Dr Hayes, when Dr Hayes describe Sophie's personalities and her own problem, while Sophie herself being psychologist before! Sometimes, its true we never know better about ourselves, and other people can see that.
Beside Grant and Sophie (or McSailor and Bonnie, that their endearment to each other), there are some wonderful characters, like Jerry Stone, their parole officer; Roger Eaton who give Grant job; Joe Madsen, Grant's Uncle; Dr Hunter Hayes,Detective Marylin Fox who investigate the crimes in this book and many others. Even Grant's family, the Barberi, not all of them look bad. Logan himself seems like grey characters. He sure a bad guy, but a bad guy who care deeply for Grant and his son. And actually he seems regret his own crimes, but can't do anything. Other Barberi family actually is mad, even Grant's father. I wonder if craziness and madness really run deep in this family.
With Good Behavior is a one of masterpiece from Ms Lane. So unique to read about both character who are felons, that I've never read before. And interesting to know about America's Law System which is different from my country, Indonesia (actually I never know if some people in my country that had freed from the prison, go to parole. I think they go freely). Sometimes what happen here is so real and almost believable, I can't help myself to sympathize with both h/H and other characters as well.
Some of my favorite quotes :
- Ah, life. If you don’t laugh, you cry. And sometimes, if you’re with the right person, you laugh while you cry
- “I know your real identity,” Jerry said, looking Grant in the eye while continuing to clasp his hand. “You’re not Grant Barberi. You’re Grant Madsen.”
An emotional read that make you never forget, I can't wait to read more about McSailor and Bonnie's next story in the future!
OMG... I can't believe this one is part of my favorite series EVAH, I-TEAM!!! If you expect there are some action and suspense in this one, you'll be...moreOMG... I can't believe this one is part of my favorite series EVAH, I-TEAM!!! If you expect there are some action and suspense in this one, you'll be sorry. Heaven Can't Wait is contemporary romance, and it because Kara, heroine from the first book, Extreme Exposure, is Lissy's friends.
Pamela Clare not just can write great Historical (even I'm not read it yet), great suspense (haha, who don't know her fabulous series I-Team?), but she can write GREAT contemporary romance too. Fact that this is just novella (while I'm not fans of novella), but the story is good and steamy!!!
I will write full review, when I have my laptop (I write this from my phone)(less)
Terjemahannya enak, jadinya asyik juga bacanya. Semoga penerjemah buku selanjutnya orangnysa sama.
Tap,i tolong deh. Jude Law buat si Nick? Nick ini separuh Italiano kan? Jude Law mah BRITISH! Dari segi mananya si Jude Law ada darah mamamia lezatos? Lagian ga suka sama Jude Law karena dia tukang selingkuh, hissss. Mending juga Bradley Cooper kek, atau Joe Manganiello kek. Kan dah jelas Italianya. Monica Belluci buat Rosalie, kayaknya terlalu seksi deh ya. Mungkin kalau Rosalie sudah agak emak2 usianya, yah kayak Monica itu.
Terjemahan pas adegan ranjangnya... ada "gumpalan otot yang mengeras". Ngakak sambil guling - guling ini bacanya, wkwkwkwkwk. Terus ada juga "adik kecil". Hahaha, blatant banget neh X). Ga bisa bayangin itu nerjemahinnya kayak apa. Banyak istilah Italianya dan abis baca ini berasa jadi pengen makan pasta.
She was coming undone and there was nothing to do but let it happen.
The second book of Brown Siblings series, featuring Brody Brown, the oldest son...more She was coming undone and there was nothing to do but let it happen.
The second book of Brown Siblings series, featuring Brody Brown, the oldest son, and Elise Sorenson.
I have a mix feeling about this one. Not quite good as the first book, Laid Bare . Some part are boring, with capital B. Just people talk, chat, greeting each other, have parties,like what you do to your neighbor. Elise and Brody relationship not as deep like Erin-Todd-Ben at Laid Bare. It can be understanding, since they just friend with benefit for the first, but I just feel a little connection with them.
What I love from Coming Undone is family theme at this book, both from Brody and Elise family. Like always, Brown siblings support each other and Elise parents help her to face her ex parents in laws, The Sorensons,while they try to get Elise's daughter, Rennie. Rennie herself is adorable. I don't mind with character have a child. Sometimes it can be annoying for some story, sometimes it feel natural like what Ms Dane do in Coming Undone. Rennie is cute, energetic, and chatter, you will hope to have daughter like her :).
Elise is strong woman, but she's to much blame herself, always feeling guilty, sometimes make me want to slapped her and get over it. Brody,has a bad boy vibe, pierced, tattooed, he is a tattoo artist after all, and riding a big bike. But his heart as big as the moon. He's kind of big brother do you wish to have for and a nice, caring man you want to married with.
This is what Brody must look alike, just minus tattoo ( I can't do photoshop, so I can't give it tattoo :( ) :
VROOM, VROOOM, RAWRRR!! :))
The steamy factor not too hot as the first, what make me a little bit surprise, ad not too frequent and creative (except that one when they have sex face the mirror, fyuuuh).Because well, Elise and Brody must deal with Elise issues. She live with her daughter Rennie. And of course she doesn't want her daughter know she have "intimate relationship" with Brody, even at the last they show their love and act naturally. But, fans of Erin-Todd-Ben will rejoiced, since Ms Dane write their sex scene, and I admit that is hotter than Brody-Elise do.
Brown Siblings series seems have heroine deal with their abused past, like Erin at Laid Bare, and Elise at this book. Next book is about Ella, Erin co-worker and Andrew Copeland, Ben's lil' brother. Ella is abused too, and I want to know how Andrew will heal her at Inside Out(less)
The first book of Brown Sibling, featured the middle child Erin Brown, and her lovers, Todd Keenan and Ben Copeland.
The story begin 10 years ago.Erin Brown and Todd Keenan have a relationship when their at their twenties (Erin 24, Todd, not sure). Erin is a lady rocker while Todd just a plain cop, but Erin already have a crush for her neighbor and know Todd try to hid his true desire. Bold as you please,Erin tell Todd to release at all, but Todd always refuse it. Finally they broke up and make Erin broken heart too.
Back to present day, Todd just divorced from his wife, retired from his cop duty and start security business with Copeland Brothers, Ben and Andrew. Todd no longer like himself 10 years ago. He embrace his sexuality, to domination his partner at bed. But now he surprised to find Erin had change. Once a musician, now Erin own a cafe and have a scar, not just outside but inside her heart. Lost her child and nearly died after attacked by her stalker, Erin now become paranoid, traumatized, but more mature than 10 years before. Now its time for Todd to renew their relationship and to make Erin whole again. And this time not just Todd who love Erin, Ben, Todd's partner want Erin too, and doesn't mind share her. How they manage their "menage" or triad life in front of people and their family since its such unusual relationship? Can Erin's wound heal so she can love again, not just Todd but Ben as well? How Ben place himself, since he just a 3rd person at their life?
Laid Bare is my first Lauren Dane's book. And I enjoy this one. I read Laid Bare until 6.00 a.m this morning (wow!) and feel satisfied. This book is erotica, and I guess its will not have a plot, esp when I read some early part. Guess I'm wrong.
10 years ago, both Erin and Todd is young and they do what they want. I like Erin at this time, she confident with her sexuality, while Todd not. I expect a boring plot when they start having sex again and again, but then the story move forward to 10 years later and I'm stunned. Sure, Todd and Erin still making out, but this time, they more mature, and Todd want to heal Erin's heart. I love when no need a long time for them to say love. Sometimes I get antsy, when the hero and heroine tell love. Sometimes too early (and make me rolled my eyes).Sometimes they said it near the end and I already exhausted to wait, lol. When Todd said love to Erin, its feel natural, same when Erin finally can said it. I love how Ms Dane not forced their relationship, build it slowly but sure.
I almost cry when knowing Erin's past, when she lost her baby. How she feel depressed and defeated, lost at drug and booze. Lucky for her , she have her brothers, Brody and Adrian to drag her, to make her normal and whole again. Even when she have problem with Todd, Brody and Adrian stand for her.I love the solidity of Brown siblings, maybe because they already lost their parent when they still a child, so they protect each other.
The other part I love is Ben Copeland. Ben is bisexual,so he love men and women. He had a triad (or menage) life before. He doesn't mind sharing Erin with Todd, but he feel uncomfortable to Todd. He love Todd, not just as friend, more that that, but they already become friend for long. Erin who unite them all. Even when they'd settled, problem not always solved. At people and law's eyes, triad life is unusual, Erin can't married Todd and Ben both. So she married Todd, because Todd is her first love. This is when new problem began, how they convicted people around and their family, Ben is important for them too. Ms Dane write it so beautiful, but logical. Readers will satisfied with how Ben solved his problem.
There are some BDSM scene, but its so light. What I love is, even Todd and Ben have domination characteristic, they both gentle and caring to Erin. I don't mind alpha hero, but sometimes get irritated for them,because they act like chauvinistic pig and sometimes hurt the heroine. Ben and Todd choose to hurt themself rather than hurt Erin. They spoiled her, and who doesn't want 2 hot men to care for you in the same time?
I want to give this 5 stars, but there are some part I dislike,like sometime Ms Dane seems prolong some part, while I found its not necessary. And I think when a story almost end, there a new problem again. But overall, Laid Bare is a good story. Its not just an usual love story, its not just an usual erotica romance. Its story about family, its story about how love can heal you, how love can make you face your life even its hard, because you know you have people you love at your side.
Kudos to Ms Dane,and I can't wait to read Brody's story at Coming Undone
Note : - I really love the cover, Erin's backside tattoo is cool and great - This book have a menage scene, but there's no anal sex. Have a m/m scene but just a little (kissing)(less)
With thanks to Netgalley and Random House to provide the e-ARC
A.Z.Decker or Zeke doesn't need a new housekeeper after Libby, his previous housekeeper...moreWith thanks to Netgalley and Random House to provide the e-ARC
A.Z.Decker or Zeke doesn't need a new housekeeper after Libby, his previous housekeeper left. But he don't have a choice to hire Carlin Reed after his temporary housekeeper (who is man) got accident. Carlin is woman on the run. She had stalker, Brad, who is psycho cop that previously killed her friend because he mistake her for Carlin. Carlin then go to Battle Ridge, Wyoming and got work at Kat's place, The Pie Hole(Kat is Zeke's cousin anyway). So, when Kat offered Carlin to be Zeke's new housekeeper, Carlin with her witty attitude said "bring it on!", especially after Zeke called her "stray". Not good Mr Decker. Not good at all.
Carlin then become Zeke's cook and also housekeeper. She cook for 9 cowboy, Zeke himself and his ranch employe. She forged friendship with them especialy with Spencer, who is the temporary cook that got accident while trying to resist her attraction to Zeke. Carlin is red-blooded woman, she's not immune to Zeke's manliness. But Brad had ruined her for any potential relationship. Carlin live carefully, don't want Brad to track her. Zeke who know about Carlin's problem is frustated because he want to protect her. He also torn to admit his feeling to Carlin because he is her employer. With a psycho stalker hot in her trail, Carlin must stop running and face the problem because she realize Battle Ridge is finally become her home.
This one turn up to be good! Running Wild is remind me of some Linda Howard's classic novels and make me miss her old writing style so much! I think its good for her to be partner with her BFF, Linda Jones (or Linda Winstead Jones) so she can make a heartwarming story without losing her usual style. Alas some part of the book is so slow and dragging. Especially when Carlin do cooking and housekeeping. I eagerly waiting for the suspense part to begin. Talk about impatience!
Why I give Running Wild 4 stars? Sexy alpha cowboy (John Rafferty without mustache ;) )? Check! Woman on the run but not TSTL and she kick butt? Check! Suspense and thriller plot? Check. Family theme story? Check. Witty and sexy bantering between the H/h? Check, check, check! Some (finally!!) sexy steamy sex scene? Booyaaaah!! Even I'm still think its because Linda Jones's writing since... Linda Howard seems write less and less steamy sex now :(.
Running Wild is previously published as Warrior Rising, the second book that continue from Blood Born. Alas, via LH and LJ FB page, the publisher decide to push it back and change with this one (thanks for the info, Miss Berry!). From vampire to cowboy, wonder if Edward Cullen decide to move from Forks to Wyoming? But of course Zeke is sexier than him and Carlin Reed is not Mary Sue. Zeke is typical of your alpha male, take all responsibilty over his shoulder. Some readers might find it sexy. Me, I'm okay with that since he's not into jerk with make me grateful. BTW, all the recipes in this book make me drooling. I'm so tempted to try one of the recipes. Especially "Never Fail White Cake".
Running Wild will make Linda Howard's old fans enjoy and remember why we love Linda Howard so much. For you who is love cowboy story with an enganging suspense part, Running Wild is a must for your bookshelves!(less)
NOTE : Just found Backstage Pass won both Best First Book & Best Long Erotic Romance at RomCon Reader's Crown 2011 !! Yay! You go Olivia! And Si...more NOTE : Just found Backstage Pass won both Best First Book & Best Long Erotic Romance at RomCon Reader's Crown 2011 !! Yay! You go Olivia! And Sinners Rock!!!
WARNING!! THIS BOOK IS NOT SUITABLE FOR PEOPLE UNDER 21!!
Believe me, so read this review at your own risk, and I hope you open-minded enough after read my review.
I'm rarely reading erotica before, especially full length erotica novel (usually I read novella), but this title catching my attention
So, Backstage Pass is story about a rocker band,Sinners . For you that want to know what they look alike.....
And yeah, even though they just a fictional band, they have their own website!! (so brilliant, bow down to the author, Olivia Cunning!!)
Backstage Pass told the story about Brian Sinclair, or Master Sinclair, lead guitar and composer of Sinners. Here he is :
Oh, he's so hot! Wondering what he can do with his wonderful finger, not just playing guitar, but give pleasure to woman
The heroine is Myrna, a professor. Not just your usual professor, her concentration is "Human Sexuality". So when she meet Sinners, while she attending conference at hotel, is like dreams come true (she is fans of them). And when she offering to help Brian,Brian then know when he make love to Myrna, he can write and compose a new music,something that he no longer do. So he decided that Myrna is his muse, and the attraction begin. (I think I will happily to replace Myrna, she so lucky to have Brian *sigh*)
Just wanna say, this book is full erotica content. (view spoiler)[ An usual sex, anal sex, a menage, a little m/m (if you uncomfortable with this you can skip it), voyeurism.. To much sex for some chapter, that make me (hide spoiler)]
But, when I think I can't handle this after reading a first half part, there are some part that make me want to continue to read. Like Brian and Myrna "real" first date (yes real, they're so busy having sex like bunnies before), some LOL moment (don't want to spoil for you), and when Myrna help Brian and his father understand each other. Just when Myrna realize Brian is important and she love him, her past is back and haunting her again...
Oh, I really love Sinners!!! If you can put aside erotica content, you will know about rocker life. Each member is unique! Brian with his inferiority, both to Sed and to his parent. Sed, the vocalist and Sinners leader, oh so annoying, and alpha jerk, a womanizer to the bone, but he has reason why he act like asshole. Jace, the bassist, the sweet cute Jace, youngest member, but has masochism fetish. Eric,drummer, the comic relief at this book, his act make me laugh and want to punch him at the same time. And Trey, oh Trey, how I sympathize for him . I hope he find his own happiness. ( I love when he want Myrna cooking for the band, and he said "Pweaseee..")
And I'm enjoy the relationship between Brian and Myrna, Brian is beta hero, and while he demanding at bed, he's so sweet, make me want to hug him ^_^. Brian is my big teddy bear!! Myrna is older than Brian, so she always afraid Brian will leave her to another younger woman, but Brian feeling to Myrna is final, so it depend to Myrna to letting go her past and accept Brian as her lover.
Can't wait to read the 2nd book .. About Sedric Lionheart, aka Sed, the vocalist. Oh, yes, I'm Sinners fans now!
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Beteweh, nih buku sering banget diaku - aku sama dia yang mengaku seksiy dan (katanya) sih sikspeksnya akan kami...moreReview di Blog : Ren's Little Corner
Beteweh, nih buku sering banget diaku - aku sama dia yang mengaku seksiy dan (katanya) sih sikspeksnya akan kaming suun dalam beberapa waktu dekat. Demi si-seksiy-sikspeks-kaming-suun, review ini saia buat dengan sejujur - jujurnya. Siapa tau abis ini dia bakalan jera ngaku seksiy atau malah menggila :))
Kalau ngeliat banyak bener yang kasih lima ma empat bintang, selain aku juga sudah baca A Lot Like Love yang oke itu, jadinya kan punya ekspekstasi sama ini. Ternyata yaaaa.. gitu deh. Bagus juga ga, jelek juga ga. Biasa aja. Dan konyol bukan dari segi komedi, tapi dari segi ceritanya yang entahlah rasanya daripada kayak baca novel, lebih ke baca naskah film. Too much cliche yang sering ada di dramedi (drama komedi).
Okelah cerita tentang Taylor sebagai pengacara itu bagus dan memberi sedikit gambaran dunia hukum kek apa. Tapi dari segi Jason? Bikin ngakak sambil rolling eyes, soalnya L.E.B.A.Y. Si Jason ini kayaknya based on George Clooney deh. Atau mungkin tambahin Pierce Brosnan dikit lah. Kalau biasanya deg-degan baca cowo dengan rambut hitam mata biru (Roarkeeeee!!), ini mah biasa aja gw. Bergetar aja kagak, huuuu. Jasonnya kayak anak - anak padahal udah 38 tahun. Kerennya dimana juga ga tau. Adanya sih pengen nendang aja ke Antartika saking gedegnya. Dewasa dikit napah?
Yah, untung Taylornya lumayan keren lah karakternya. Cuma yah, tolong deh Elex! Taylor Donovan itu rambutnya coklat, kayak warna chestnut (chesnut apa gw juga ga tau, kwkwkwkwkwk). Tapi apa karena mentang - mentang namanya sama kayak Taylor Swift, cewek di cover itu rambutnya blonde gitu? Epic fail deh -_-". Endingnya berasa Hollywood banget! Dan begitu banyaknya barang branded di buku ini bikin gw pengen tereak sambil jambak rambut, hehehehe :)).
Akhirnya judul buku "Lelaki Terseksi di Dunia (Novel)" ini cuma buat pemanis, karena bagiku Jason mah ga ada seksi2nya. Kalah deh sama Roarke :)). Apa karena ini novel debutnya Julie James ya? Jadi masih keliatan mentah, konfliknya aja ga dalam. Klimaksnya juga so - so aja. Tapi lihat beberapa review yang bilang kalau buku ini buku paling lemah dari semuanya buku Julie James, bisa dipahami. Mungkin gara - gara sudah baca yang A Lot Like Love duluan, jadi pas baca ini rasanya aneh aja.
So, seksiy-sikspeks-kaming-suun, masih ngaku seksi? Jauh lebih seksi dari Jason? Atau bahkan jauh lebih seksi dari the real sexiest man alive tahun ini, Channing Tatum? (less)
Karena kemaren dapet pinjaman Meg Cabot banyak, dan ni termasuk teenlit, jadi termasuk bacaan ringan untuk weekend, jadi baca yang ini dulu :)..
Elaine...moreKarena kemaren dapet pinjaman Meg Cabot banyak, dan ni termasuk teenlit, jadi termasuk bacaan ringan untuk weekend, jadi baca yang ini dulu :)..
Elaine Harrison atau Ellie, orangtuanya dua2nya professor, seorang medievalist (ahli2 yang mempelajari sejarah jaman pertengahan), harus sering berpindah2 sekolah, karena orang tuanya sering mendapat sabatikal (atau liburan) untuk membuat buku2. Ellie masuk ke SMA Avalon, dan bertemu dengan A.William Wagner, kapten tim footbal di Avalon, sekaligus presiden siswa senior di Avalon. Sbelumnya, mereka pernah bertemu di Taman setempat, bahkan Will sempat mememrgoki Ellie sedang asyik mengapung di kolam, dan ikut berenang dengannya.
Ellie adalah orang praktis, pragmatis, makanya dia terpana pas dia tahu kalau dia menarik perhatian pada Will. Hello, Ellie tidak percaya pada Love at the first sight, tapi itulah kenyataanya yang terjadi padanya, perasaannya pada Will yang tiba2, serta ucapan Will yang bilang kalau mereka pernah bertemu sebelumnya, padahal jelas2 mereka tidak saling kenal sebelumnya. Namun bukan berarti perjalanan Ellie untuk merebut hati Will mudah. Karena Will sudah punya pacar, Jennifer Gold, kapten cheersleader di Avalon. Sampai suatu hal yang gawat terjadi...
Yup, tanpa sengaja, Ellie memergoki Jen, berselingkuh dengan Lance, sahabat karib Will. Jan berusaha menutup2inya, agar Will tidak tahu. Tapi, Marco, saudara tiri Will tidak berpikir demikian. Saat mereka sedang berlayar di laut lepas, Marco memberitahu Will, bahwa Jen dan Lance berselingkuh di belakangnya. Ellie membenci Marco karenanya, dan sempat mengkhawatirkan keadaan Will, namun anehnya Will malah biasa saja, dan terus2an mengatakan bahwa dia pernah mengalami hal ini sebelumnya.
Bukan hanya itu saja, Mr Morton, guru Sejarah Dunia di SMA Avalon, bersikap aneh. Dia terlihat ketakutan, dan berulang2 mengucapkan "semuanya sudah terlambat." Ellie mendesak Mr Morton, apa yang sedang terjadi, dan menemukan fakta yang menakjubkan sekaligus menakutkan, tentang keterkaitan SMA Avalon dan Legenda Raja Arthur. Ellie yang menyadari hubungan antar keduanya, mendesak Mr Morton untuk tidak menyerah, bahwa mungkin Will dalam bahaya... Namun tidak peduli apa yang dilakukan Ellie, Ellie takut dia sudah terlambat menyelamatkan Will...
Overall, ceritanya cukup bagus, dan walau idenya sendiri bisa diilang ga fresh, tapi apapun yang berhubungan dengan mitologi dan legenda selalu menarik perhatianku.
Kali ini Meg Cabot mengambil Legenda Raja Arthur sebagai fondasi cerita SMA Avalon ini. Dan beberapa nama karakter di buku ini memang mengambil karakter2 Legenda Raja Arthur, like :
Ellie : Elaine of Astolat, Lady of Shalott, cewe yang naksir Lancelot, tapi budir karena Lancelot memilih Guinevere, atau begitulah yang Ellie dikira awalnya di buku ini...(yang ternyata bukan, trus siapa dong? baca bukunya aja ;) )
William : Arthur, udah nebak kalo ni cowo udah pasti Arthur, walau nama depannya disingkat cuma A doang, dan personalitinya memang mirip Arthur, dengan aura kepemimpinannya. Agak terlalu baik, tapi maybe memang he is born to be leader..
Jennifer : Guinevere, permaisuri raja Arthur, yang selingkuh dengan Lancelot, dan di buku ini dia selingkuh dengan Lance, teman baik Will
Lance : Lancelot, ksatria terbaik raja Arthur, sekaligus sahabat san Raja, dan sama dengan legendanya, Lance akhirnya mengkhianati Will, selingkuh dengan pacar sahabatnya
Marco : Mordred, saudara sedarah (ada yang bilang anak) Arthur,laki2 yang membunuh Arthur di masanya, dan sesuai legenda, keberadaan Marco = Bahaya bagi Will
Morton : Merlin, seperti halnya Merlin di Legenda Arthur, sebagai penasihat Arthur, tapi di buku ini ga begitu kelihatan perannya, walau terakhir2 dia jadi orang penting...
Beberapa event di buku ini memang dibuat mirip2 dengan Legenda Raja Arthur dulu. Ada beberapa hal yang agak maksa, tapi ga mengurangi keasyikan membaca. Ellienya agak2 annoying, tapi Meg Cabot selalu bisa bikin kita malah sayang sama tokoh yang annoying ini ^^. Beberapa fakta tentang Raja Arthur yang ditambahkan di cerita ini cukup lah bisa menambah sedikit pengetahuan, dan adanya puisi The Lady of Shallot juga menambah nilai plus.
Tiga setengah bintang : Dua buat ceritanya (yang emang biasa aja, ga pake mikir ribet2) Satu buat ide mitologi Raja Arthurnya Setengah buat puisinya :))
Recommended buat yang doyan baca teenlit dan fansnya Meg Cabot, atau yang suka legenda raja Arthur, juga bisa mencoba baca yang ini,walau ga bisa berharap sesuatu yang lebih ya :) (less)
Well, untuk penghujung tahun 2010, satu lagi buku yang mendapat 5 bintang, dan ini satu2nya Chicklit di tah...moreBaca reviewnya juga di Ren's Little Corner
Well, untuk penghujung tahun 2010, satu lagi buku yang mendapat 5 bintang, dan ini satu2nya Chicklit di tahun ini yang dapet 5 bintang :D :D...
Dapet pinjeman dari si Kimbab, dan membacanya pas perjalanan pulang ke Malang, Aku bener2 terpesona ma ceritanya, penulisan dari Meg Cabot berjalan mulus dan tidak membosankan untuk dibaca. Aku mendapati diriku bener2 masuk dalam ceritanya.
Ceritanya sendiri berlatar belakang hiruk pikuk dunia perfilman di Hollywood. Lou Calabrese, seorang penulis naskah skenario yang baru saja mendapat Academy Award, berkat film Hindenburg yang menggambarkan kemenangan semangat manusia (nih apaan sih :)) ), harus menerima kenyataan pahit ,kalau mantan pacarnya Bruno di Blase (alias Barry Kimnel) telah menikah dengan lawan mainnya Greta Wolston,yang beberapa hari lalu baru saja pisah dengan mantan kekasihnya, Jack Townsend..
Seolah nasib tidak menjadi buruk, Lou harus satu pesawat (baca : helikopter) dengan si musuh bebuyutan, yaitu Jack Townsend sendiri. Jack tak tahu kenapa Lou membencinya, tapi Lou punya alasannya sendiri. Jack dianggap telah mengganti kalimat dalam naskah Lou di film Copkiller, dari kalimat yang awalnya " Its always funny until someone get hurts , diubah Jack menjadi " I need a bigger gun , yang malah jadi quote favorite dari sang aktor, selain itu Jack dulunya adalah mantan pacar dari sahabat Lou, Vicky Lord, istri dari sutradara Tim Lord, yang menyutradai Copkiller IV, film yang lokasi syutingnya adalah tujuan Lou dan Jack yang sekarang berada dalam satu helikopter.
Sayangnya dtengah perjalanan, Jack dan Lou (yang saling menghindar, tapi juga curi2 pandang :)) ) mendapati bahwa diri mereka dalam bahaya, karena sang Pilot menodongkan pistol ke arah Jack. Ada seseorang yang ingin Jack mati, dan saat berusaha mengorek keterangan dari sang pilot, helikopter itu terjatuh, dan praktis saat ini Jack dan Lou tersesat di La La Land, ngg, maksudnya belantara Alaska =))...
Masalah tidak berhenti begitu saja, karena masih ada ancaman pembunuhan yang ditujukan untuk Jack. Jack dan Lou bekejar2an dengan pembunuh yang mengincar mereka, menemukan kabin, keesokan harinya dikejar lagi, sampai akhirnya menemukan rumah pemburu yang layak untuk mereka huni. Sepanjang itu pula Lou dan Jack selalu bertengkar, namun tidak menyangkal kalau mereka saling tertarik satu sama lain, sampai pada puncaknya setelah acara makan malam di dapur (ehem2 =)) )
Tiga hari telah berlalu, setelah kecelakaan helikopter, dan Jack serta Lou tetap berusaha melarikan diri dari pengejar mereka, sampai akhirnya mereka berdua menemukan bar, dan meminta pertolongan.
Tidak juga, karena rupanya ancaman pembunuhan terhadap JAck masih berlanjut, dan parahnya saat itu Jack sadar bahwa mungkin selama ini Loulah yang selalu dia cari2 sebagai pendamping hidupnya nanti...
Bisa dibilang, aku sangat menikmati kisah Lou dan Jack disini Dari yang awalnya hate at the first sight, dan lama2 jadi saling jatuh cinta, walau sama 2 menyangkal (Lou ga mau terluka lagi hatinya gara2 aktor, Jack anti komitmen). Menyenangnkan melihat mereka beradu mulut, karena Lou bukan tipe yang bisa terintimidasi, dan Jack tahu bahwa Lou adalah satu2nya wanita yang kebal pesonanya (setidaknya begitu).
Selain Jack dan Lou, tokoh2 lain juga tak kalah seru ceritanya, tapi yang paling berkesan adalah cerita Eleanor Townsend (ibu Jack) dan Frank Calabrese (ayah Lou), rupanya tidak hanya anak mereka berdua yang kena panah cupid, walau sudah tua, cinta pun bisa datang kapan saja... :)), dan juga si Bruno di Blase alias Barry yang masih aja mengejar2 Lou, walau harus menerima kenyataan kalo dy kebanting sama si Jack...
Untuk Chicklit, buku ini tergolong cukup "steamy" (bukannya aku protes, hohoho), cukup kaget juga waktu tau , tapi akhirnya lanjut terus bacanya [hmpfh]
Baru sadar ternyata ini buku Meg Cabbot pertama yang aku baca, dan aku ga sabar membaca buku2 Meg Cabot yang lainnya :D(less)
Walau Natal udah lewat, ga ada salahnya baca ini (lagian aku juga ga ngerayain Natal :p)
Temanya adalah tentang kesempatan kedua.
Delapan tahun lalu...
D...moreWalau Natal udah lewat, ga ada salahnya baca ini (lagian aku juga ga ngerayain Natal :p)
Temanya adalah tentang kesempatan kedua.
Delapan tahun lalu...
Dorothy Wayne, atau biasa dipanggil Dorie, meninggalkan Corrigan Hart, saat mereka hampir bercinta, karena takut padanya. Dorie sendiri sebenarnya masih sangat polos (dia masih berumur 18 tahun saat itu), sedangkan Corrigan salah mengartikan sikap Dorie, dan menuduh gadis itu mempermainkannya, dan menghina Dorie (hmmm , tipikal cowo2 di DP, minta diinjek2 pake high heelsnya Lady Gaga :)) ). Dorie yang terluka hatinya, pergi ke New York, meninggalkan Corrigan, yang juga sama2 terlukanya....
Delapan tahun kemudian...
Dorie, yang sudah berumur 26 tahun kembali ke Jacobsville, setelah sang ayah wafat. Tak disangka, di hari pertama saja dia sudah bertemu dengan Corrigan. Corrigan menawari Dorie pekerjaan pembukuan di peternakannya, sembali dalam hati berusaha untuk memperbaiki hubungan mereka lagi. Dorie awalnya enggan, namun kemudian ketiga saudara Corrigan yang lain, Callaghan (Cag), Leopold (Leo) dan Reynalds (Rey) mendesak Dorie untuk membantu pembukuan mereka, sekaligus meminta Dorie memasak untuk mereka. Dorie setuju, dan sedikit demi sedikit mulai dekat dengan Corrigan. Di lain pihak, ketiga saudara Corrigan, mempunyai rencana khusus untuk mereka, untuk membuat Natal mereka berdua lebih bermakna dari tahun-tahun sebelumnya...
Berhubung ini cuma novella, yah, ceritanya pendek buanget, dan diterbitkan dalam bentuk buku, jadinya tipis buangeet. Overall, ceritanya cukup bagus, mudah dicerna, ga begitu bikin emosional kek novel2 DP biasanya, konfliknya juga biasa aja.
Terus kenapa bintang empat??? Karena yang bikin menarik dari cerita ini adalah ulah ketiga saudara Corrigan yang lucu2, buat menyatukan Dorie dan Corrigan, kalau ga bisa diblang "menjebak" mereka ke jenjang pernikahan ^^.
Recommended buat pemnggemar Diana Palmer, dan mereka yang pengen bacaan ringan tanpa harus mikir ;) (less)
Pertamanya mau kasih 4 bintang, abis baca kisah kakaknya si Kucing Garong, eh Garon, akhirnya kasih 3 bintang aja, cos Renegade masih lebih bagus dari...morePertamanya mau kasih 4 bintang, abis baca kisah kakaknya si Kucing Garong, eh Garon, akhirnya kasih 3 bintang aja, cos Renegade masih lebih bagus daripada Lawman ini :))
Menceritakan tentang Garon Grier, adik dari Cash Grier, kepala polisi Jacobsville (yang muncul di Lawless dan tokoh utama Renegade). Garon adalah agen FBI sekaligus peternak sapi di Jacobsville. Dia sedang menyelidiki kasus tentang pemerkosaan dan pembunuhan berantai, disamping harus mengurus peternakannya juga. Suatu saat tetangganya, Grace Carver, membutuhkan batuan Garon, karena neneknya yang sakit dan akhirnya meninggal. Garon menyadari bahwa dia tertarik pada Grace, yang walau terlihat biasa, sebenarnya cukup cantik. Namun dia tak ingin mengakui perasaannya pada Grace, dan mati2an melawan ketertarikannya.
Walau akhirnya tak bisa menahan hasratnya pada Grace (yaelah, nulis apa sih ini, hmpfh =)) ), setelah malam pertama (dan kedua, ngg mereka ngapain, yah tebak sendiri deh, wkwkwk), Garon mulai menjauhi Grace, bahkan terang2ang meminta Grace untuk tidak mengikutinya kemana saja dia pergi. Grace tentu saja bingung, karena dia mengira Garon juga menyukainya, sampai dia sadar dia hanya bertepuk sebelah tangan. Puncaknya setelah Garon mempermalukan Grace di Barbara's Cafe, Grace memutuskan untuk meninggalkan Garon.
Praktis, Garon mulai dimusuhi oleh penduduk Jacobsville (yeah rasain, kick your ass Garon, hmpfh =)) ). dan disaat yang bersamaan, Garon mulai menemui titik terang dalam penyelidikannya, dan kaget, ketika tahu bahwa Grace sempat menjadi korban dari sang pelaku, serta satu2nya korban yang selamat. Garon sadar, bahwa Grace dalam bahaya, dan berusaha melindunginya. Masalahnya apakah Garon belum terlambat memperbaiki kesalahannya pada Grace? Dan apakah ketika Garon dan Grace akhirnya bersatu, Garon mau membuka dirinya, melepaskan masa lalunya yang pahit, dan menjalani masa depan yang lebih pasti bersama Grace, dan juga anak mereka?
Sumpah, mau nginjak2 si Garon, karena dia super bebal, dan vanity, thy name is Garon!! Yup, Garon super pede, dengan mengira Grace nguntit dy, padahal Jacobsville adalah kota kecil yang penduduknya bisa aja sering ketemu, apalagi saat kejadian di Barbara's Cafe, yang seharusnya seorang cowo gentleman ga akan memperlakukan cewe seperti itu. Walau akhirnya memang Garon memiliki alasannya sendiri, tetep aja udah sebel sama Garon, haha :D
Dari segi cerita, lumayan lah, cuma ga bikin gregetan kek Lawless dan sebenarnya, kenapa coba nih buku dah tipis, tapi mahal amit >:(.... (less)
Baca Renegade abis baca Lawman, eh kebalik yah harusnya baca ini dulu baru Lawman, tapi karena ada yang ajak baca Lawman dulu ya sudahlah :))
Mencerita...moreBaca Renegade abis baca Lawman, eh kebalik yah harusnya baca ini dulu baru Lawman, tapi karena ada yang ajak baca Lawman dulu ya sudahlah :))
Menceritakan tentang Cash Grier, kepala polisi Jacobsville dan Tippy Moore, model ganti haluan jadi artis yang dijuluki "Kunang-Kunang Georgia" , yang sudah kita kenal tentunya dari cerita
Cash menyadari bahwa Tippy tak seperti yang terlihat, dia bukanlah model yang suka menggoda laki-laki lain (baca: Judd Dunn, GEBLEK no 2 di novel DP :)) ), Sebaliknya Tipy adalah pribadi yang rapuh dan halus,dan masa lalunya juga sama kelamnya dengan Cash.
Cash bertemu dengan Tippy dan adiknya Rory di New York, untuk merayakan Natal. Setelah malam yang penuh gairah antara Cash yang ga bisa nahan diri dan Tippy yang di luar dugaan, bisa dibilang minim pengalaman masalah laki-laki, Cash berusaha menghindari Tippy dan kembali ke Jacobsville. Tippy kembali berakting, dan menyadari bahwa dirinya hamil oleh anak Cash. Kebahagiaanya tak berlangsung lama, karena Tippy keguguran, dan Cash menganggap Tippy sengaja melakukan itu, lebih mementingkan karir, daripada anak, mengingatkan Cash pada mantan istrinya yang terdahulu,
Tippy yang tenggelam dalam kesedihan, mabuk2an. Namun, saat itu juga,Rory yang mencemaskan sang kakak, dan berusaha menghubungi Cash, malah diculik!. Tippy meminta bantuan Cash, tapi Cash tak menghiraukannya. Akhirnya Tippy berinisiatif untuk menukar dirinya dengan Rory sebagai sandera. Cash menyadari kesalahannya dan berusaha menyelamatkan Tippy yang dihajar habis2an oleh sang penjahat.
Sekarang setelah Tippy selamat, Cash harus menghadapi perasaannya terhadap Tippy dan juga menghadapi masa lalunya. Cash sadar, dengan bantuan Tippy, mungkin akhirnya dia bisa lepas dari bayang2 masa lalu...
Renegade, pastinya lebih bagus daripada Lawman, walau tak bikin gregetan seperti Lawless. Cash Grier juga tak terlalu menyebalkan, tapi yang mengejutkan adalah kepribadian Tippy yang berubah 180 derajat, dari seorang cewe seductress di Lawless, menjadi wanita yang rapuh, tapi juga penuh pengertian, pemberani dan membantu Cash mengatasi masa lalunya.
Penduduk Jacobsville sangat adorable, dan aku tak sabar untk membaca kisah2 penduduk Jacobsville lainnya. Dan keluhanku masih sama, buku ini tipis, tapi harganya MUAHAAAALLLL!!! >:((less)
And the best book so far in Pride series!! I don't hesitate to put this one for my "Top Ten Read at 2011"
WOW! I love, I heart, I fallin hard for MITCH SHAW!!! He is definitely fun and crazy alpha hero that I've ever read.I love the relationship between Mitch and Sissy Mae. From friend and then turn to be lover. They complete each other!
Mitch is my new boyfriend , and the fact that this book had Paul Marron as the model cover.. love this! XD XD
I can't write a better review, this is syndrom when I decided to give book more than 5 stars. Still so excited I can't think clear *g*
But, I'll give you some of my favorite quote :D :
- He glanced at her flat belly and asked his daily question since finding out she was pregnant with Smitty’s love child, “And how’s Mitch Junior?”
- She’d smiled up at him, those big, brown wild dog eyes of hers making him feel all protective of her, and then she’d told him, “Because, dude, you’re our karaoke king, and we worship at your altar.”
- But Sissy had a way of bringing out the “fun” side of anybody if she’d a mind to. To quote Janie Mae, “Sissy came out of my womb with her middle finger raised.”
- Sissy rubbed her face, annoyed, and Mitch answered honestly, "I'm really too lazy to try and tame anybody. If I had my way, I'd spend all day sleeping under a tree, maybe rolling out occasionally to sun my belly, and then I expect someone to bring me food. I could live like that forever!"
If you want a light and humorous read, never hesitate to read Shelly Laurenston's book ;) (less)
Note : I hope this review is not like you read Discovery Channel or National Geographic, or promotion for a new Zoo in the town.. *smirk*
My first t...more Note : I hope this review is not like you read Discovery Channel or National Geographic, or promotion for a new Zoo in the town.. *smirk*
My first thought when reading Shelly Laurenston' s book...
ARE ALL HER CHARACTER CRAZY?????
Seems there's no normal character in her books. Both men or women, shifter or not, children or adult, they're crazy and insane in their own way... :))
BTW, in this book, meet new shifter in the town! The African Wild Dog!!
For further information, look at Wikipedia :P. Is that animal cute? :D
For the story, the formula still like book one The Mane Event, the hero and heroine both are childhood friends . Jessica Ann Ward, or Jessie Ann (but she insist everyone called her Jessica) is a wild dog shifter who get lost in wolf environment, and because of that she always get bullied . Jessie Ann have a crush to Bobby Ray Smith, or Smitty, the Alpha Male of Smith Wolf Pack, and her protector. Alas, Smitty refused to kiss her when they're in high school, and he went to join NAVY. Talk about broken heart, for Jessie Ann..
14 years later, Smitty can't believed the meek Jessie Ann he know, become a CEO and Alpha Female of Kutneszov Wild Dog Pack. And Jessica refused him, literally.. No matter what Smitty said to her, no matter what Smitty try to seduced her, seems Jessie Ann can't forget the humiliated moment when they're in high school. Jessica want to show, that she not meek and became strong woman, even she's still a nerd.
The problem is, while Smitty and Jessie Ann fallin for each other, Smitty still think Jessie is weak and treat her carefully, like she is a princess. Worse she become rich than Midas himself, and Smitty somehow feel not worthy for her. But Jessie Ann want Smitty act like a real him, as Alpha Male, not denied his nature, and mark her as Smith's wolf shifter usually do...
The moral in this book : - Payback is a b*tch (at last for Smitty, and Sissy Mae, his sister) - Just be yourself (this, for Smitty too..) Poor Smitty *LOL* - No matter what, while you are crazy,angry and mad about your family, they will always ready to help you - Never underestimated Lion shifter and Wolf shifter in Karaoke bar. They can sing, you know
This book still good and humorous like the previous book. There are cameo from the first book like Mace Lleweyn and Dez (they already have baby, and Dez act strangely, and it's make Mace panic), Brendon Shaw and Ronnie Lee, then for you who miss character from Magnus Pack series, meet Sara Morrighan and Zach Sherridan from Pack Challenge. Sara still mad and crazy, and Zach always ready to "calm" her. (read : hauling her :P)
Now, lets talk about shifter, since Jessie Ann is African Wild Dog and Smitty is wolf...
meet a hybrid Wolfdog!!
Okay, anyway.. there's a Czechoslovakian Wolfdog :P
I hope this review add your knowledge for the animal (I know just a little), and need a humorous and steamy read? Shelly Laurenston's book is the answer!(less)
Her first series "Magnus Pack" get me hooked to her books, and I decided to read her "Pride" series after I finish M...moreI love Shelly Laurenston's book :)
Her first series "Magnus Pack" get me hooked to her books, and I decided to read her "Pride" series after I finish Magnus Pack.Even the world setting in Pride and Magnus Pack series are the same, no need to read Magnus Pack first :)
The Mane Event have 2 stories, Christmas Pride and Shaw's Tail. Here the story :
The story is about Mason "Mace" Llewellyn, who just end his military career at NAVY. He met his childhood friend, Desiree "Dez" MacDermot, half Puerto Rican half Irish and a police detective. Mace decided to join NAVY because he doesn't want to be a "Breeding Male" for Llewellyn Pride that led by his older sister, Missy. Oh I forgot, Mace is lion shapeshifter, but Dez doesn't know about this, even finally she know it. Dez herself is busy, she investigate about murder case. The victim is one of Missy's Breeding Male. While investigate, Dez must accept her feeling to Mace, because Mace never give up to her, since he loves her from 22 years ago, and he don't care if Dez just a human. He want her as his mate and for eternity...
This story followed after the ending of Christmas Pride. Brendon Shaw is one of Breeding Males of Llewellyn Pride (not like Mace that run from his responsibility, Shaw accept it). At Christmas Pride,Shaw is beaten 'til he almost death by people who kill Missy's people, but Dez save him. He have a fever and Smith Pack, a wolf shifter pack, and close alliance to Mace, take care of him, and order one of their member, Rhonda Lee to watch him. Shaw fallin in love so hard with Rhonda Lee or Ronnie, but Ronnie is a WOLF. Wolf and Feline shape shifter, like dog and cat, they always snapped each other. Worse, Shaw is Breeding Male, and he supposed not to mate to wolf. So, how Ronnie and Shaw face their problem, since there are huge difference between them?
I give 4 stars for Christmas Pride and 4 1/2 stars for Shaw's Tail . Shaw's Tail have better story from Christmas Pride, but I enjoy both story. In this book, we introduce to shifter world in Shelly Laurenston's book.. There 3 prime shifter in the world :
- Wolf Shifter :
They can shift to wolf of course. Their group called Pack and they never alone, always help each other, and protect everyone backs. Their leader call Alpha. There are Alpha Male and Alpha Female. Wolf mate for life, so they just have one mate for their entire life. Never called wolf shifter as "dog". It insulted them! And they love yoghurt.
BTW, don't mix them with werewolf, they're different!!
- Feline Shifter :
This group include Tiger, Lion, Leopard, any other feline species. For The Mane Event, there are just Lion shape shifter. They called Pride. The system in the Pride is matriarchal , so the leader of Pride is female. The Pride have Male Breeding, think sperm donor after all. Lion shapeshifter, and another feline shifter, like cat, no one mate for eternity. But there always special case like Nik Viroslav from Here Kitty, Kitty!, Mace who mated to Dez and Shaw who mated to Ronnie. Even Ronnie is a wolf, and Shaw himself already have children. They like purring, like a cat do. And their hair like mane, so it useless to shave it like Mace do, because the hair always growing fast
- Hyena Shifter :
Must be the most cruel shapeshifter. They're an archenemy of Lion Shifter and other feline shifter, but it seems wolf shifter hate them too. Their group called Clan, the system is matriarchal, like Lion Pride. They're already cruel even when they still a baby. BTW, they're look cute, but sometimes appearance can deceive us...
The world building in Pride series is fantastic, and Shelly Laurenston describe each shifter with their animal personalities and ability. The story more contemporary and thriller suspense than paranormal, because there no magic involved or people that want to conquer world :P It's so simple,just how two people, man and woman try to accept each other, with the woman so stubborn and the man relentless. Add humor to them and you get a good read until the end :)
The next story is about Bobby Rae Smith, or Smitty. A friend of Mace, and Alpha Male of Smith Pack. Can't wait to read about this womanizer after all ;)(less)
4 1/2 stars and I think I 'll love to read the entire Lucy's story
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Lucy still working as matchmaker in her father company, bu...more 4 1/2 stars and I think I 'll love to read the entire Lucy's story
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Lucy still working as matchmaker in her father company, but she got a new division,Lost Love. Yes, her job is to find and reunite people that lost her/ his lover from long ago. She do this job with her partner, the firefighter turn private investigator, Sean Donahue (He's yummy XD)and get help from reporter, Preston Bailey, that most her job is annoyed Lucy.
When get case for Lost Love division, Lucy assist her police's friend, Detective Aidan Holliday, to find the lost woman, wife of Aidan's friend. Aidan's friend is become suspect, because his wife is lost without news, and their children seems like became abused
Lucy's problem is complex in this book. Her relationship with Sean is rocky. There are Sean ex-fiancee, Cara, that come to him, and admit that she got sick, and Sean can't left her, even though Sean don't want to left Lucy too. Lucy suspect that Preston is her sister,from other mother, but later, she know that's wrong.Her friend, Em is get confused before married,and Lucy believe that Em's boyfriend is cheating on her, then his father acting strangely. Worse, Lucy get stalker letters, name Hand Maiden,tell that she is an abomination.
With so many problem, can Lucy find her client's lost love? Solve Em problem? Find the lost woman? why her father act like that? what relationship between she and Preston? and, more important, can finally Lucy admit her feeling, that she love Sean, despite her family curse?...
I enjoy Lucy's story in this book Sometimes I get frustated with Lucy and Sean's relationship, but I'm so happy that finally they admit that they love each other... The romance is better in this book, and even though the suspense is just ordinary,there are some surprises in here...
This is the story about Lucy Valentine, the daughter of famous matchmaker, Oscar Valentine. When his father got heart attack, while he w...more 3,5 stars...
This is the story about Lucy Valentine, the daughter of famous matchmaker, Oscar Valentine. When his father got heart attack, while he was with his mistress in the beach, Lucy must replace him to be a matchmaker.People never know, that Valentine family special ability, to read people's aura. So they can matchmaking man and woman that have same Aura.
Lucy don't have that ability, instead she can find lost object, just touch people's hand. Later, she know that she can see the future, when she touch Sean Donahue, the private investigator, whose his office is beside Lucy's office..
Someday,Lucy got a client, his name is Michael Lafferty. When she touch his hand, she see skeleton buried in near Michael' s house. And the skeleton use Michael' s ring!
So, who is the skeleton belong to? Are Michael really the murderer? if not, who's the real culprit then? With help from Sean, Lucy must find the skeleton identity,why its use Michael' s ring and find the murderer...
There are lacking of romance aspect, but the suspense in this book make me continue to read. It can't be predicted, and I'm really shocked when I know the real murderer. Good book for the first in this series. Looking forward to Lucy's next adventure in
I won this from Under The Cover blog!! Yay, a huge thanks, kiss and hugs to Annie, Fran and Suzanne. And of course for you too, Ms Julie James! =D
4 sta...moreI won this from Under The Cover blog!! Yay, a huge thanks, kiss and hugs to Annie, Fran and Suzanne. And of course for you too, Ms Julie James! =D
4 stars! Funny, smart and sexy. I want my own 'Tall, Dark and Smoldering' like Nick McCall. Which its a shame, I can't stop thinking Jed Hill as Nick,lol. Perhaps because the model cover for this one is him ;).
And I love Jordan Rhodes. She's not the one of those TSTL heroine. And even she's a heiress of billionaire, she's though and not spoiled. I think Paris Hilton must make Jordan her role model, just sayin'. BTW, I love her purple dress that she wearing, and lucky, the publisher show those dress at the cover!. ZOMG, if I'm as tall and curvy as that model, I want one too!
All the wine things in this book make me want to taste them. Alas, I can't :(. But hope I can go to Napa Valley,then :). The sex scene not too hot and intense. Its vanilla kind and not make you want to prepare some panties in case you need it (LOL). One scene when Nick pour wine over Jordan's body, remind me of some scene at , when the hero pour the campagne over his woman's head. But I like James's.
If you love contemporary romance, lusting over FBI hero, want a heroine that not TSTL, some knowledge about wine, a little bit suspense, and smart sarcasm and humor, A Lot Like Love can solve your problem ;) (less)
The Ladies of Covington is the story about three women, Grace Singleton, Hannah Parish and Amelia Declose Every woman have theirs problem.. Grace is nic...moreThe Ladies of Covington is the story about three women, Grace Singleton, Hannah Parish and Amelia Declose Every woman have theirs problem.. Grace is nice person but she afraid if everything will change amd she have issued with her gay son Hannah had a problem with her knee, and with her family, she feel failed become a good mother and grandmother. Amelia, she always use a scarf around the neck, afraid people will see her scar, the scar that remind her when she lost her child and her husband afterward...
Until someday, Amelia get a letter from her distant cousin, Arthur. She get a house from Arthur, located in Covington, North Carolina. She, Grace and Hannah, go to Covington, even though their family disagree. They decide to make a new and better life in Covington
Grace teaching in elementary school, and get involved with her student's grandpa, Bob, Hannah make a green house, and Amelia do photography.But, still they get problem. Grace feel jealous when Amelia go with Bob, she realize that she love Bob, but she refuse to marry him. Hannah got angry when her grandson is drunkin and get car accident, and Amelia still mourn with her children lost...
First time I got this book, I'm surprised! Why? Because of the age of the character (they're at the same age with my granpa and granma,60-70's years old !!) I doubt I will not enjoy this and feel bored, but I'm wrong :D The story is good, I know sometimes is bored me, but I cant stop reading The story is so calm, kind and heartwarming I get that, even though you get older, you still can enjoy your life with your condition, you still can love someone again (like Grace and Bob), you still can repair what's wrong with you and your family. Nice story and I cant wait to read the second book (less)
Abis baca ini tadi siang, tapi baru sempat tulis reviewnya sekarang :) Setelah baca ini, aku mikir, apakah semua tokoh cowo di DP emang pantes ditendan...moreAbis baca ini tadi siang, tapi baru sempat tulis reviewnya sekarang :) Setelah baca ini, aku mikir, apakah semua tokoh cowo di DP emang pantes ditendang? Karena aku ngerasa dari 2 buku Diana Palmer yang aku baca (Lawless dan buku ini) tokoh utama cowonya hanya melihat wanita dari segi kecantikan fisik dan materi belaka, tanpa melihat ke dalam isinya.
Aku ga pengen jabarin apa ceritanya, hanya disini aku pengen mengatakan : I HATE JORDAN POWELL!!!!
Jauh lebih parah daripada Judd Dunn di Lawless, dimana saat tokoh utama cewe Libby ditampar, dia malah diam aja x( Ini adalah salah satu tokoh cowo yang meminjem istilah temenku "Too stupid too Life", "douchebag". Walaupun akhirnya dia sadar kesalahannya. Sebaliknya aku justru kagum dengan sang tokoh cewe Libby, karena saama seperti Chrissy dari Lawless, dia adalah cewe yang sangat tegar dan mandiri.
Buku2 Diana Palmer sangat emosional, dan walaupun tokoh cowonya rata2 menyebalkan, aku kagum karena beliau bisa membuat tokoh cewe yang bisa kita teladani sifat2nya :)(less)