3.5 I liked it a lot. If I had posted the review right after reading it, it would have had the .5 but I tend to over think stuff. But deffo a solid 3 st3.5 I liked it a lot. If I had posted the review right after reading it, it would have had the .5 but I tend to over think stuff. But deffo a solid 3 stars....more
After reading All I Ever Wanted by Kristan Higgins, way back when.. I promised myself I would read more from this author. When I picked up my copy ofAfter reading All I Ever Wanted by Kristan Higgins, way back when.. I promised myself I would read more from this author. When I picked up my copy of Just One Of The Guys, and after reading it's synopsis I was sure this would be another WIN. But sadly it wasn't.
I have mixed feelings towards this book really. The setting in a small town, independent girl Chasity bordering on her thirties, looking forward to settle down with someone she loves and a half hound-dog, half bull mastiff named Buttercup. BIG family, always an A+ in my book. Specially when she is the little sister of the clan. I know me and my siblings are very protective of our little brother :) So as I was saying BIG family with lots of nieces and nephews, great career and the only thing Chasity is missing right now is a husband and four kids.
Yeah absolutely perfect for a contemporary romance theme. And so far I am in love with the entire thing. Now we come to the love life. In one side we have the fireman she had always loved since Chasity could understand the meaning of the word love. But he practically lives with his family sooo he was sortta like another son to her parents. And she doesn't want him to feel weird so they keep their distance but I swear there is something there. I am sure of it, and then in the other side we have the New York Times doctor with perfect cheekbones who just happens to waltz in Chasity's life. So who is the perfect suitor? Should be pretty clear right? WRONG! And I am still okay.
Now is the time everything gets outta hand. Till almost end of the book everything seems to go somewhat smoothly with one of these 'suitors', and it was fine and dandy too, until ....until there was this triangle limbo. I like reading about a healthy love triangle like any other reader, but this was just twisted. I had no freaking clue who was suppose to be it for Chasity and it was just not that great like I hoped it would be.
At the end I just have to say Just One Of The Guys was really disappointing, not comparing to Higgins' other work, but the triangle just put me off big time. Miss Higgins has written lots of great books, in fact All I Ever Wanted was one of my cupcake worthy books....more
I finished reading this about ten minutes ago, I'm sure there is going to be TONS of typos when I'm done writing this post but I have to writ4.5 stars
I finished reading this about ten minutes ago, I'm sure there is going to be TONS of typos when I'm done writing this post but I have to write this down now before I forget all these feels. I have so much love for this book right now it's simply indescribable!
A Fall Of Water, is final installment of the Elemental Mysteries series. I have been sticking with this series from the very beginning and I am really glad that I stuck to it till the end. I still remember reading about Beatrice and Giovanni meeting for the first time in A Hidden Fire. Tenjin, Carwyn, Dez every one throughout these books have grown on me. And in A Fall Of Water, Ben has been one of my favorite character to read about. He is just a big sweetheart and I want more about this Vecchio.
The last book goes into a bit deeper in the vampire myth than the previous books. Revealing more about the elements of the vampires and the power to manipulate it. One of the main thing that was fascinating to me was Giovanni's vampire bloodline, at the end I felt like learning more of the ancient vampires history. But hats off to Miss Hunter for bringing this awesome characters to life and thank you so much for introducing me to them.
It breaks my heart to say goodbye to the characters and this story but this was really one of the perfect ending for a series. If you are a fan of paranormal vampire novels, Elemental Mysteries is a MUST read.
Okie I am a bit late in posting reviews these days, but here we go. After the month long Some Girls Bite read-along back in January I was pretty muchOkie I am a bit late in posting reviews these days, but here we go. After the month long Some Girls Bite read-along back in January I was pretty much in love with all the characters. I am still intrigued by them and definitely want to know if they will ever get their head out of their asses.
Merit, still has issues so does Ethan ... actually there is not a single character without some major WTF moments. I had random moments of 'stop it you..'. I can still relate to Merit's situation. Ethan still in denial about his feelings and I do believe he is the biggest jerk there is. I am serious Ethan, own up to your feelings dude! Sigh. But still I love the slow build up even though the sexual frustration between them is palpable.
Cather and Mallory, a little less lust-at-first-sight in this book but lust nonetheless. And I repeat, they are great character individually, I just don't feel the love.
I am still getting into the audiobook thing, I like reading my book rather than listening to it.
So at the end I must say I am going to see through this series even though Merit thinks what she does is right, Ethan finds making out is effective rather than taking her out on a date, Cather and Mallory needs to find something other than bareback in the kitchen, not enough JEFF. Cause lets face it, I'm too involve with the story to give up even though it frustrate me to no end. ...more
The last book if the series. At least the last one I see listed here. I loved it. Truly. And if Miss Mallery decides to write more of the Desert RougeThe last book if the series. At least the last one I see listed here. I loved it. Truly. And if Miss Mallery decides to write more of the Desert Rouges series, I would be deffo buying one for me.
End verdict for the entire series: They were very addictive for me. I enjoyed them emmensly and I think these Sheik books has become my guilty pleasure. I will continue to read other works by Susan Mallery to see if it's the series that will remain my guilty pleasure or her writing....more
If you are a Disillusionist series fan, like me Simon is not a stranger to you. For me Simon Fitzgerald's flamboyant attitude has always been attractiIf you are a Disillusionist series fan, like me Simon is not a stranger to you. For me Simon Fitzgerald's flamboyant attitude has always been attractive. I was dying to read more about him ever since Miss Crane first introduced him in her books.
In this novella, Devil's Luck we find out more about Simon and Fawna. Simon, who has no care in the world attitude has a depth that I never imagined. He pretty much doesn't give a shit about whatever is in his future. He is more determined to change his fate more than anything. Fawna in other hand has hard time giving up seeing everyone's fate. Even though she doesn't want them to happen, there is no going around it. So when Simon's denial to accept his future infuriates her, it also makes her curious. Maybe there is a loop hole and there is hope.
Even though it's like 30k or something, I loved reading this short bits of Simon and Fawna's life. Before reading this book you must read The Disillusionists series first....more
The Force Of Wind is the third book of Elemental Mysteries series. Having read the previous two books my expectation was way high for this one, and IThe Force Of Wind is the third book of Elemental Mysteries series. Having read the previous two books my expectation was way high for this one, and I can only say this so many times but I absolutely loved it!
Force Of Wind reveals more about the vampire wold's higher power, government of sort. How vampires are created, how they are send off to the world among other things. Giovanni and Beatrice spends most of the book with the elders, with Beatrice learning more about the elders. I don't want to spoil away anything but the amount of changes going on in this book was mind boggling. I really did not see some of theses things coming.
The ending however left me a sobbing mess. How could you do this to me E! *sobs some more*
At the end, this was an amazing story with the right amount of everything. If you are looking for something different in the paranormal stuff, I would recommend Elemental Mysteries series in a heart beat. ...more
I liked it. There weren't too much drama, just two men in the run from villainous warden and on the way falling for each other. Drake was take chargeI liked it. There weren't too much drama, just two men in the run from villainous warden and on the way falling for each other. Drake was take charge kindda doctor and a partner. Wellbourne was headstrong but not always the submissive kind.
For a light erotic reading in an hour totally worth-it....more
I have had Chicagoland Vampires recommended to me too many times, I just didn't feel the love to pick it up till now. When I saw Missie was hosting aI have had Chicagoland Vampires recommended to me too many times, I just didn't feel the love to pick it up till now. When I saw Missie was hosting a Some Girls Bite read-along with Tina, Rummanah and Jenny I though I have the book, I haven't had a chance to do a read-along before so lets do this!
It was awesome. Reading four chapters a week and making turtle friends along the way, but I think most of the bloggers had already finished it. I am going off track with my thoughts about the read-along here.
So about the book, I liked the entire situation with Merit's vampiredom and how she grows to accept her situation. Under a month time Merit went from grad student to super sentinel, I don't think I would have come out of my hidie hole before a month past.
Ethan, Merit's master and the head of Cadogan house is a bit of a jerk in the entire book. And I am told to be patient, apparently he isn't always so much of a jerk as the series continues. I would like him a little less jerky too. Mallory, Merit's best friend got it on with a fellow sorcerer. I am sort of those readers that love slow built up love. Mallory and Catcher was more like lust-in-first-sight than love. They are both GREAT characters individually and had a lot of potential to bloom in to a great relation that I would have liked but I just didn't feel the love there. Now let me finish my character evaluation with one last character, Jeff. He is the ONLY were we meet in this book, he is twenty one and a lanky computer geek. I am thinking about grabbing him and then running towards the mountains. I even have a pair of handcuffs somewhere in the house to have him cuffed to the headboards. Too much! I think not.
At the end, I honestly don't think I would have liked this book if I was reading this on my own. Because of the read-along mainly, I loved reading this. I plan to continue the series soon.
Recommended to ... umhh ... readers like me who had second thoughts about picking up the book. Just wait for a read-along or something when you start! Review originally posted on The Nerd In Heels...more