Before I start this review, let me share a confession ... this is the first time I've returned to the BDB world since Qhuinn and Blay's book, Lover AtBefore I start this review, let me share a confession ... this is the first time I've returned to the BDB world since Qhuinn and Blay's book, Lover At Last. Man, I LOVED that story arc! I'm definitely #TeamQhuinn and once I heard that he wasn't so predominately featured in the books that followed, I kinda stopped reading the series. I know, I know .... bad Bels! In my defense, I was busy writing my own books, but still ... no excuse.
When I saw Warden announce a spin of series that involved new trainees, I squeed a little. When the paperback arrived at my house, I squeed a lot. When I finished it, placing the book gently beside me, I swooned, vowing to correct my oversight and reread the entire series from the beginning again.
Oh, how I've missed this world!
While I didn't get my Q fix, I was happy to return to familiar characters and get introduced to new ones. I enjoyed the split of attention - viewing the world through Paradise's eyes and her being one of two females to survive the brutal introduction to the Brother's training program - and revisiting Marissa and Butch. For me, it was the perfect blend of the old and the new. It didn't take long for me to get swept away, falling in love with Craeg as I waited for the inevitable ... these males, once the fall, they fall HARD. I caught myself chuckling at how valiantly he tried to resist his attraction and the lure of bonding. The Brothers are known to be hard headed when it comes to love, but holy cow ... nothing beats the swoon factor of them being brought to their knees by the females they love.
One of my FAVORITE parts of Blood Kiss was something that happened between V and Marissa. It was the smallest of actions, something some may have quickly read over and thought nothing about, but to me ... it made me smile! For those familiar with the series, Vishous is many things - but affectionate isn't one of them. So when he shows it, I notice. Marissa and Butch deal with relationship issues throughout the book, in the midst of dealing with a horrific death AND starting up a new trainee program. When V says nothing, but kisses Marissa's palm, that one action speaks volumes and showed the level of respect he has for his BFFs shellan. Again, might not mean much to some, but for me, it left me with a goofy grin. Same as when Butch sees his gorgeous mate and instantly drops to his knees. I'm a sucker for those kinds of reactions!
This new spin off has incredible potential and I wait (im)patiently for the next one. I can't wait to see what Warden has in store for the trainees and whose heart we get a glimpse at next! Who knows, maybe the author will have Q come talk to them and I can get my Qhuinn fix. *insert swoon here* ...more
Yep, that's me being incredibly excited!! As a lover of romance, I'm giddy over Crush by Lacey Weatherford because I have anotherWOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOO!!!
Yep, that's me being incredibly excited!! As a lover of romance, I'm giddy over Crush by Lacey Weatherford because I have another book boyfriend to gush and swoon about. For those who have read books by this author (the Of Witches & Warlocks series and Chasing Nikki) you'll know you're in for one hell of a read because Lacey's stories are AMAZING!
Once again, Lacey Weatherford has delivered a romance so exhilarating, you’ll be left in a puddle of swoony sighs, wondering why there was never a guy like Hunter Wilder when you were in high school. This story has it all – romance, suspense, angst, humor . . . not to mention amazing one liners from a guy so deliciously sexy, it’ll leave you breathless and blushing for hours to come! I don't just have a crush . . . I have an addiction. Prepare yourself because you'll feel the same. One look at Hunter and you'll fall so hard they may need to add his name to the list of addictions people need recovering from! But then ... WHO WANTS A CURE???
Enjoy this book! It's amazing! Trust me, you'll love it!! I give it FIVE LUSCIOUS LIPS!! (haha couldn't resist. Have you seen the cover?) ...more
I don't even know where to begin in reviewing this book. I've been a huge fan of Lacey Weatherford's from the moment I read her amazing Of Witches &am I don't even know where to begin in reviewing this book. I've been a huge fan of Lacey Weatherford's from the moment I read her amazing Of Witches & Warlocks series, and when she announced she was releasing a new book, I was excited to see what she'd do. Chasing Nikki, her first YA contemporary romance story, is NOTHING short of a masterpiece!
I'm the kind of reader who wants to be swept up into a story and connect with the characters. I want to FEEL something and close the book with the experience that I'd been on a journey. Holy cow! This book had me right from the beginning and dragged my tender beating heart right through to the stunning end. I felt every emotion possible - pain and understanding with Chase as he struggled to keep his life together, laughter over the antics he pulled to impress the girl, swooning over the tender moments, and anguish for the trials he had to face. This book is the TOTAL PACKAGE ... you honestly don't get any better than this because it is beautifully written with the kind of detail that makes you BELIEVE in the characters. You want to pull Chase and Nikki from the books and hug them.
I could gush about this book for hours, but I'll sum up everything you need to know about this book right here - do whatever you need to do so you can sit UNINTERRUPTED and devour this book. Chase Walker is incredible. This story is AMAZING, POWERFUL, and something that will tug so hard on your heartstrings, you will walk away CHANGED for the better. You OWE it to yourself to read this book....more
Hands up those who lost the will to read, sobbed uncontrollably, and wandered around feeling lost and depressed after the Drink Deep's ending? If youHands up those who lost the will to read, sobbed uncontrollably, and wandered around feeling lost and depressed after the Drink Deep's ending? If you did, you weren't alone because I seriously fell apart. My poor hubby had no idea what was happening as I came out crying over Ethan. Broke my heart and I vowed to hunt done the author to make it right, if she didn't fix it in Hard Bitten.
What a book! I was on the edge of my seat the entire time, with the constant thought of "Please tell me it's going to be okay!" I loved the storyline of this book, showing Merit to be a take charge person, inside of hiding away from her duty, depressed. I know that's what I would be tempted to do because losing love is never an easy thing. I really enjoyed seeing her defending the House again, even though there were definitely moments of vulnerability I LOVED! I teared up when she came home and crawled into Ethan's bed.
This book left me guessing. I wondered who was behind it all, and I HATED that I was right. I had the niggly feeling for most of the book, and I kept telling myself, "Surely the author wouldn't." I loved seeing different mythical creatures, their involvement in the craziness that was happening, and yes ... I found myself being intrigued by Jonah. He'd definitely treat Merit right, but he was no Ethan. I'm 100% Team Ethan and he's the reason why I RACED through the book.
I was completely satisfied with this book. There was NOTHING I didn't like - yep, even the ending. Even though it was bittersweet when everything was revealed, it made for an amazing read. Even though a lot of Hard Bitten was action - Merit trying to uncover the truth, the SWOON it did have was WELL WORTH THE WAIT. Just saying ... Gosh, I could've read those parts over and over and over again!
This is definitely one of my favorite series, one I've continue to reread. I'm impatient now for the next book because .... EVERYTHING IS RIGHT IN MY WORLD!! Hahaha how's that for being spoilerish in code! Thanks for a great read, Chloe. Highly recommend this series!! I HEART ETHAN!! ...more
Yep, I went into this book hearing how amazing it was so I was somewhat prepared but seriously, the very INSTANT I met Darius Rourke, the sexy hero ..Yep, I went into this book hearing how amazing it was so I was somewhat prepared but seriously, the very INSTANT I met Darius Rourke, the sexy hero .... I was a COMPLETE goner!! This man felt like he was dipped in decadent chocolate ... I was dipped in chocolate or heck, we both were because he was absolutely SINFUL!! He was caloric!! He was swoonworthy!! He was masterful!! He was panty melting material!! It didn't take long for me to fall under his spell to where I was ready to follow any of his commands. In fact had you watched me reading, you would've heard me whispering giddily "Darius, tell me to say it. I will you know... I love you." This is the EXACT reason why I love reading romance and it just got better and better.
I loved the mixture of historical romance and bdsm. Now before you go thinking of lords and ladies wielding floggers and chains, it's not like that. This was really light bdsm - think robe sashes to restrain and blind folds. The focus was more on the need to submit and dominant... to provide the needs of the other so that both were happy and fulfilled. I thought Raine did an outstanding job with it, the things Darius would say to Marianne making me tingle. I loved the way the author explained it and the limits she set within the story. It made for interesting dynamics between the couple, especially when it came to sharing feelings of love.
I adored this couple. Can you imagine how incredible it would be to find out the man you marry has loved you for what seems like your entire life? You have been watched over and protected. Things you said in passing carefully and lovingly remembered. It was enough to make me swoon to know Darius had always loved Marianne, he was just bidding his time before stepping in and making her his. The opening scenes were enough to make me feel like his gaze was on me, it was so easy to fall into the story and join the characters.
I loved the conflict and inner turmoil I found in His Perfect Passion. It reached in and grabbed hold of my heart, laughing and crying for both of them. Marianna has this terrible secret, one she hopes Darius will never find out because even though it takes her a while, she actually loves him and doesn't want to lose him. To know his wife is harboring something, something he can't fix and wipe away the sadness from her eyes, it hurts Darius. Oh gosh, it was all just so beautiful because all they needed to do is confide in one another but hey, what would the story be without the extra angst to make you really love the characters? The storyline was PERFECT for me as a romance junkie. It left me breathless and excited for more.
I would recommend this book to everyone without hesitation. Please don't let the term "bdsm" make you overlook this wonderful romance story. Love comes in all forms ... what's important is the journey and this is one I am so VERY grateful I didn't miss. Happy reading everyone!! ...more
I'm telling you, Ghost Of A Chance completely sucked me and held my heart. You have two amazing characters - Remy, who is this tortured i Mini Review:
I'm telling you, Ghost Of A Chance completely sucked me and held my heart. You have two amazing characters - Remy, who is this tortured individual whose stuck living the consequences of his actions. He's had time to realize the errors of his ways and is desperate to find the woman who'll help him. But not just desperate for her ... desperate for love. Even though he's filled with self doubt, he goes on a date with Susannah and is completely blown away. For a ghost, Remy is incredibly sexy and sincere and I held my breath through most of the book, begging that he get his happily ever after. I feel in love with Susannah the moment I met her and I whispered "She's the one." I loved the way they interacted and that she gave Remy a chance.
If I could sum Ghost Of A Chance up into one sentence it would be this - Deena Remiel has created a love story with a swoonworthy balance of tenderness, sensuality, hopeful longing and desperate desire, a romance you're not going to want to put down until you've savored every last word and emotion.
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I guess I'm a swoon-a-holic where when I'm in need, I reach back to those stories where I know I'm guaranteed a good read. Ghost Of A Chance has become one of those for me and I love the way I can slip back into the story and get the fix of romance I crave. Being the tortured hero junkie that I am, I just love Remy and that feeling I know we all get when we desperately want the HEA. Two people with so much to give but will it happen??
I really loved the intimate scenes in this book, one in particular because honestly, how does a ghost touch a woman? I loved the uniqueness of how Remy brings pleasure to Susannah and it had me closing my eyes, imaging it as well. It was erotic and sensual and absolutely PERFECT! I'll admit it made my heart melt and left me with a huge smile on my face.
I haven't read many of the 1NS series but I love the whole idea of capturing this moment between to hopeful want to be lovers and exploring it. It's a short story so it gives you the chance to fully dive in without the worry of interruptions pulling you away. You can fully immerse yourself from beginning to end and if you're like me, that's just what you need at the end of a long day or a weekend afternoon. Deena did a wonderful job making me care about Remy and Susannah and I know I won't be the only one sighing over this book. Definitely something to read and devour! ...more