I need to think on this one. It was definitely very interesting and there were parts that I liked, but it was also very preachy at times. Review to coI need to think on this one. It was definitely very interesting and there were parts that I liked, but it was also very preachy at times. Review to come. ...more
Novella's can go one of two ways: they can add substance and depth to the plot of the series, or they are just fillers with no new information. I'm prNovella's can go one of two ways: they can add substance and depth to the plot of the series, or they are just fillers with no new information. I'm prone to the first and thankfully Daimon fell into that category.
I read this novella after reading Half-Blood first and I'm honestly glad that I did. Coming into this one, I already had a feel of who Alex was and what type of world she existed in. And having that background enabled me to focus more on the relationship with her mother and why they left the Covenant in the first place.
I'm enjoying reading about Alex. She's a very interesting person and it was nice seeing her before the events that led to her return to the Covenant. However, I do not know if I would have continued the series just based on this. ...more
This series is like candy. I just can't stop reading it.
Castle Hill is a little novella that continues the story of Braden and Joss. We go from propoThis series is like candy. I just can't stop reading it.
Castle Hill is a little novella that continues the story of Braden and Joss. We go from proposal to wedding to honeymoon and it was just so adorable. I'm finding that I'm loving Braden more as the series goes on. What started off as an overbearing, controlling and slightly egotistical guy has matured into a loving and caring partner.
I liked the little bit of drama thrown in over the whole wanting kids situation. However, I feel that if kids are something that you want with your partner, you may want to discuss it before getting married. It may save you all the fighting later on.
All in all, a cute little addition to this series....more
I first read Jennifer Chance when I received an ARC of Rock It, the first book in the Rule Breakers series. I enjoyed it immensely. The plot brought bI first read Jennifer Chance when I received an ARC of Rock It, the first book in the Rule Breakers series. I enjoyed it immensely. The plot brought back memories of my love for Justin Timberlake and I connected with the story and the characters. Unfortunately, I didn’t get all of that with Want It.
This series is nice in that each book can be read as a standalone. There is an underlying connection but it’s so minor that you blink, you miss it. Which worked in my favor here as I didn’t read the second one. In Want It, we meet Erin Connelly, the girl who plays it safe. She works hard, has a good job, and has an okay living situation having inherited her grandmother’s place and rents out extra rooms for more income. She never takes chances, never does anything risky with the exception of her mother and her high school boyfriend.
Erin’s mother is basically a horrible parent. She left Erin to be raised by her grandmother while she went off and got in dead end relationship after dead end relationship only to come back to Erin when she needed something. Like money to give to the kidnappers holding her and her current boyfriend in Mexico (I kid you not). Erin, not really knowing what to do, takes a mortgage out on her house for the cash and a plan, although not a very good one.
Enter Zander James, Erin’s high school boyfriend whom she hasn’t seen in four years. Even though they had a bad breakup, Zander still can’t let Erin follow through with her plan alone. Using his military connections, he decides to accompany Erin down to Mexico under the guise of being her boyfriend. Of course, old feelings get stirred up and Erin has to constantly remind herself to keep her head in the game.
There were parts that I liked about this book – the banter between the two, Zanders willingness to help, Erin wanting to be independent and strong. But there were also parts that I disliked such as the dramaticness of the plot. Not only do we have two people recovering from a messy breakup but we also have kidnapping, extortion, hostage negations…it was crazy. Also I wasn’t a fan of the ‘I’m just going to sleep with you to get you out of my head’. While it fit the character of Zander, it didn’t fit Erin. Which made me wonder if the author even knew who Erin was to begin with, her character was kind of all over the place. She was quiet and controlled, then outspoken and demanding. She was weak and didn’t listen when people tried to help her. For most of the book, she pissed me off. It just seemed like there was too much happening to really take time and develop the characters. It was hard to relate to any of them.
While this book wasn’t my favorite, I do like Chance’s writing style and will continue to read her work.
I received an e-copy of this novel from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
William Harrigan definitely falls under the above description. The moment he enters Jess's life, she's completely and utterly thrown off by him. He's
William Harrigan definitely falls under the above description. The moment he enters Jess's life, she's completely and utterly thrown off by him. He's charming, handsome, funny, and British. He's also competition for her job as a paparazzi and Jess will do anything in her power to stay away from him. However, based on some of her inner dialogue, I don't believe that control will hold:
Delicious and British.
Damn accents. They nearly obliterated all my finely-tuned control.
His accent will not melt you. His eyes will not hook you.
A Starstruck Kiss is a novella that just introduces us to the characters. A little tease per say. Well, it definitely worked on me and I will be reading the next book in this series to find out what happens. ...more
For a freebie and one that I'd never heard of, this wasn't half bad. Jade works nights at a coffee shop's drive-thru window and every night Alex, or OFor a freebie and one that I'd never heard of, this wasn't half bad. Jade works nights at a coffee shop's drive-thru window and every night Alex, or Officer Hottie, comes through. They flirt and tease each other but it never goes past that. Until after some pushing from her coworker, Alex asks her out to dinner.
I definitely enjoyed their teasing banter with each other and I liked that I could feel their chemistry in a book so short. Not sure how I felt about the added drama, but I am glad that it wasn't just straight erotica. Parts just felt a little overdramatic to me.
Little bonus scene's are fun. They give us just a glimpse of something that we wanted to see without retelling everything that happened. This was a niLittle bonus scene's are fun. They give us just a glimpse of something that we wanted to see without retelling everything that happened. This was a nice little shot of what was going through Adam's mind the night he and Ellie almost slept together. I am definitely interested in more from Adam. Not much is known about him aside from the basics so I don't really get swoony feels for him but I do like him.
Well, wasn't that just cute? Told in mostly flashbacks from diary entries, Until Fountain Bridge explores more deeply the relationship between Ellie and Adam that we just barely got a glimpse of during On Dublin Street.
Ellie has been in love with her brothers best friend since she was little. But he's her brother's best friends. Adam sees and treats Ellie like she's his little sister as well. As we know from having read the previous book, Adam and Ellie eventually end up together, but it's not until here that we see just how much of an effect Adam had on Ellie throughout her life.
I also tended to enjoy this one a little bit more than On Dublin Street. I felt like even though this was told in less words, it had a much stronger impact on me than the Braden/Joss relationship. Maybe it was because Ellie and Adam had a history already. I'm not sure, but Ellie's voice appealed to me much more than Joss's did....more
Just...that title. Every time I have to read as "One night, SOOO Pregnant!". Who thought that was a good title? Well, at least it's humorous.
After haJust...that title. Every time I have to read as "One night, SOOO Pregnant!". Who thought that was a good title? Well, at least it's humorous.
After having 'monkey sex' (why do you refer to it this way the whole book????), Tess ends up pregnant by a man she really doesn't know. Of course the daddy-to-be denies that it's his, but he's been burned in the past so he has his reasons to distrust. Tess, not needing help from anyone, decides that she's going to raise this baby on her own.
This book wasn't as bad or cheesy as I expected it to be, there were parts that I liked. But overall, straight romance book just aren't for me I don't think. Because of how short this was, everything was super condensed. And even though their feelings evolved over some time, it all seemed extremely rushed and instantaneous. Also, it was hard to get the feel for actual chemistry between the two since it went from 'we are strictly sex' to 'oh my god, I love him'.
It was a cute story and I'm a sucker for watching men deal with pregnancy. And it only took me about an hour and a half to read lol. ...more
While Sisters was adorable, I felt it wasn't as strong as it's predecessor. The book focuses heavily on sibling rivalry that all come to a head whileWhile Sisters was adorable, I felt it wasn't as strong as it's predecessor. The book focuses heavily on sibling rivalry that all come to a head while the family is on a road trip. While it was definitely cutesy and had some funny moments, it lacked any sort of depth. It was obvious there was something going on with the parents but that wasn't brought up until almost the last page and there was little reaction from the kids. Also, it depicted Raina's not so fun relationship with her sister but not any sort of resolution. Based on the blurb I thought this would be a book about sisterly bonds, instead it was sibling war with a mild understanding of each other at the end.
Definitely cute, but not as cute as her other works....more
I was really happy to read more of Maggie and get to see a little glimpse of her without Ridge. She's taking chances and doing things that she loves.I was really happy to read more of Maggie and get to see a little glimpse of her without Ridge. She's taking chances and doing things that she loves. And hopefully, just hopefully she gets her Maybe Someday......more
-#31: Is his index finger shorter than his ring finger? He's likely to have a bigger penis -#90: Guys actually sleepOh, this book is full of fun facts:
-#31: Is his index finger shorter than his ring finger? He's likely to have a bigger penis -#90: Guys actually sleep better with their girlfriend or wife next to them (FYI: Women sleep worse) -#93: If he dreams that he's desperately trying to fix a broken-down car, it typically means he fears he doesn't know how to please you in bed -#211: Men thrust more quickly and deeply when having sex if they suspect their partner may be having an affair
This book was hilarious. An excellent White Elephant gift that I received if I do say so myself :)...more