The plot in Archangel's Consort had me so wrapped up, I didn't want to put this book down. I just love the relationship growth between Elena and RaphaThe plot in Archangel's Consort had me so wrapped up, I didn't want to put this book down. I just love the relationship growth between Elena and Raphael with each novel. This series gets better and better with each installment and I can't wait to see what happens next! ...more
I loved how Elena's and Raphael's relationship grew by bounds in this second book. They have a sizzling chemistry and the secondary characters are intI loved how Elena's and Raphael's relationship grew by bounds in this second book. They have a sizzling chemistry and the secondary characters are intriguing. The plot moved at a captivating and quick pace. I can't wait to read more from this series!...more
I loved dipping my toes back into the world of Joanna Archer and the Zodiac! I can't even tell you how happy I was when I heard that there was going tI loved dipping my toes back into the world of Joanna Archer and the Zodiac! I can't even tell you how happy I was when I heard that there was going to be a new novella in the series, which finished with book six, The Neon Graveyard. I was mildly disappointed with the ending of that book and still had many questions. In The Reordering some of my questions were answered and I received a wonderful dose of Joanna and Hunter. At least enough to appease me until perhaps another book or spin-off series? Hmmm...?
Joanna Archer thought that she saved the world but instead, she created a reordering. The world of the Zodiac is in chaos and there's a mysterious Shadow vying for power. When Zoe Archer goes missing Joanna and Hunter must leave the peaceful existence they have finally built for themselves to find her. But when they do, will Joanna be forced to choose between the life she has growing inside of her and the one she gave up?
Tense, action-packed, and kick-ass; The Reordering continues in the same take-no-prisoners, make-no-apologies vain as the previous Signs of the Zodiac books. A quick, page-turner perfect for fans but may be confusing for new readers. My only complaint about the novella is that I wanted more sparks between Joanna and Hunter. It was sweet but lacked the heat. A must read for Zodiac fans!...more
Beautiful ending to the Ruin series, so glad that Lisa got her much-deserved HEA. I loved Tristan as well, but what happened to Erica? She was kind ofBeautiful ending to the Ruin series, so glad that Lisa got her much-deserved HEA. I loved Tristan as well, but what happened to Erica? She was kind of thrown in and then forgotten about....more
After a rocky start where I thought for sure that The Hook Up was going to be a DNF, I ended up loving the story and I am so glad that I stuck with itAfter a rocky start where I thought for sure that The Hook Up was going to be a DNF, I ended up loving the story and I am so glad that I stuck with it!
Anna Jones and Drew Baylor meet their senior year in college. Total opposites, it had to be fate that sat the football star and high school outcast next to each other. Drew knows nothing about Anna's hellish years as a teenager but when he see's her, a lightening bolt of awareness shoots through his body. And Anna's reaction to him is not much different. But Anna want's nothing to do with anyone who has a constant spotlight on them. Drew isn't one to give up easily though on something he wants, and he wants Anna. By his side, in his bed, and with him always. Even if that means he has to play along with her sex-only, hook-up rules...for now. When he decides to change the rules though, will Drew be able to hook Anna for good or will he loose at the most important game he has ever played? The game of love.
The Hook Up is a wonderful, sexy, and tension filled new adult romance that is the perfect kick-off to fall and football season! The story is completely character driven, which is my kind of romance. Drew made a swoon-worthy, multidimensional hero that I couldn't help but fall in love with and the chemistry between him and Anna was sizzling. So what made me almost set this book down in the beginning? Right off the bat there was an insta-love connection between the hero and heroine that I could not get on board with. After time and midway through the story I finally started to feel a deeper connection between Drew and Anna besides just a physical attraction but at the beginning it was not believable for me. Anna's attitude at the start of the story also rubbed me the wrong way. She instantly disliked Drew and judged him because of his success in football and her inner dialogue disparaging him because of her own insecurities became repetitive. Eventually though, her character began to develop into something other then a snide harpy and I was able to empathize with her. Both Drew and Anna have become products of their past; Drew has a fear of being left and Anna has a fear of being ridiculed. And they each much learn to let that past go if they ever hope to have a future with each other.
All in all, The Hook Up was well written and an enjoyable read. This was my first time reading a book from Kristen Callihan, though she has been on my radar, and I'll definitely be picking up more of her stories. The story also flowed at a good pace with vivid world building. It was easy to picture the college campus and football fields. Drew's teammates provided some great comic relief and I look forward to seeing more of them in future books. I hope that Anna's friend George gets his own story in the future as well though I disliked his sister and Anna's best friend, Iris. She was self-centered and demeaning, and there was nothing about her that I liked. I can't wait to read Gray's story next, Drew's sexy best friend. It sounds like it is going to be full of angsty goodness! ...more
In Her Wake is an incredibly soulful story, leading us on a touching and tragic journey through the events that started it all. Don't mistake it for aIn Her Wake is an incredibly soulful story, leading us on a touching and tragic journey through the events that started it all. Don't mistake it for a retelling of Trent and Casey's book, Ten Tiny Breaths, because it is a story all it's own. It was wonderfully written, well paced, and I empathized with the characters throughout.
Cole Reynolds had it all. A great family. A promising future. Awesome friends and a loving girlfriend. Until one drunken decision at a college party destroyed it all. Now his friends are gone, his family is shattered, and he can't even imagine a future because his present is filled with such turmoil. Lost in guilt he almost looses the one thing he has left, his own life. But in doing so he also gains some clarity. He needs to reach out the to one person who could understand what he is living with and the one person he needs forgiveness from the most. The only other survivor of the tragic accident that was his fault...
I don't recommend you reading In Her Wake until after you've read Ten Tiny Breaths, you'll get so much more out of the story. Ten Tiny Breaths was Casey's story, heartbreaking in it's own right but it couldn't encompass the struggle that Trent/Cole faced on his own and the events that brought him next-door to Casey and Livie. I'm really happy that K.A. Tucker decided to write this because it helped me understand Trent's motives better and cement in my mind just how perfect he is for Casey. Trent had understandable fallen into a downward spiral that led to nowhere but darkness but was able to climb out of it and into the light for Casey, to make her world better. He took an incident that could have been, and almost was, soul-shattering and life-destroying, and was able to turn it into something beautiful. In Her Wake contained a lot of powerful messages, and even being a few years (give or take lol) past my college years, it didn't affect me any less. A wonderful addition to the Ten Tiny Breaths series and Trent and Casey's story!...more
One Night of Scandal is a sinfully sexy frienemies to lovers story that you won't want to miss!
Darcy Grant is looking for one night of passion after aOne Night of Scandal is a sinfully sexy frienemies to lovers story that you won't want to miss!
Darcy Grant is looking for one night of passion after a disappointing break-up, the last place she expected to find it though was in the arms of her ex's best friend... Reed Miller is part owner of the night club, Sin, with his two friends and fellow ex-MMA fighters. He has watched Darcy from afar since she first stepped into the club on the arm of his best friend, AJ. Knowing she was off limits from the start, Reed kept Darcy at a distance with a cold demeanor. Now that she's single though, Reed valiantly tries to keep his attraction in check but the temptation proves to be too much. Will one night be enough or will Reed end up fighting for more?
There was no denying the sexual tension between Darcy and Reed in the first After Hours book, One Night of Sin. And in One Night of Scandal that tension is only amped up more. Reed and Darcy fight a powerful attraction, combustible chemistry, preconceived assumptions, and the guilt of being together and possibly hurting AJ. The story was intriguing and provocative with characters that I loved. Reed's dirty talk was smokin' hot and Darcy really never stood a chance against him. I am sooo looking forward to AJ's story, he more then deserves a HEA!
This is only the third book that I have read from author, Elle Kennedy, but she has proved so far to write engaging and sizzling hot romances. I can't wait to read more from her and the After Hours series! One Night of Scandal can be read as a stand-alone but you really don't want to miss Gage's story so be sure to pick up One Night of Sin as well! ...more
Bang Bang is no less then what I have come to expect from the awesomeness that is Rachel Van Dyken!
Amy is a member of the De Lange family. A family dBang Bang is no less then what I have come to expect from the awesomeness that is Rachel Van Dyken!
Amy is a member of the De Lange family. A family detested in it's own mafia cirque. And her father is one of the worst. Always looking for a quick buck and not afraid to take his anger out on his daughter or his wife if he can't find it. Amy's only asylum is in the arms of her best friend and neighbor, Axton. But that all changes one bullet riddled night when she learns that the young man she thought she knew better then anyone turns out to be a member of a revered mafia family...her family's enemy. And he died trying to protect her. Now, five years later, Amy is desperate and abashed at what her future holds when a ghost from the past arrives like a blackened knight. He only wants one thing. Her. But there are others that want something only she has and they're all too willing to risk her life to get it.
Action, suspense, humor and amour - Bang Bang delivers it all in a fast-paced novella that shouldn't be missed. Fans of the Eagle Elite series, Axton and Amy's story is a must-read. New readers, Bang Bang makes a wonderful novella to dip your toes into Rachel Van Dyken's incredibly compelling mafia world with. Welcome to the family! All the characters that I have come to love in this series make an appearance and the dialogue between some of these boys had me rolling. I was left wanting more from this dynamic group of characters and I cannot wait for the next installment in the series. Well written but not as steamy as what I have come to expect from these sexy mafia members. All in all though; a terrific novella with new characters that I loved and look forward to seeing more of and a great introduction to the Family for new readers. ...more
Nalini Singh explodes onto the rock-n-roll contemporary romance scene with her new self-published title, Rock Addiction!
Molly Webster knows all aboutNalini Singh explodes onto the rock-n-roll contemporary romance scene with her new self-published title, Rock Addiction!
Molly Webster knows all about being in the public eye and never wants to experience that spotlight again. So when hot rock star, Zachary Fox, catches her eye Molly is uneasy about returning the attention. But she can't seem to help herself. When Fox requests a ride home from a party, Molly knows that she should say no. Any association with Fox threatens to hurtle her fears from the past straight to the present. She's been good for so long though, the temptation to let go for just one night is too great. But when one night turns into one month of passion and pleasure, can Molly keep her heart separate from her body? And will Fox let her?
I didn't even read the blurb for Rock Addiction when I saw it available on NetGalley after seeing Singh's newsletter announcing the upcoming release. All I saw was "Nalini Singh" over a sexy rock star cover and I was sold! Set in Singh's home of New Zealand, a place that I have always wanted to visit, she brings the beautiful country to life on the pages with her eloquent writing style.
Though Rock Addiction is a totally different direction then Singh's paranormal romances, you can still feel the heart she puts behind every book with her writing. Bad boy Zachery Fox, lead singer of School Boy Choir, is a strong, determined character that knows exactly what he wants. He doesn't plays games, he goes after it. I really loved him from the get-go. He is also a very naughty little rock star. *wink, wink* The chemistry between him and Molly burst from the pages. At the beginning, I will admit that Fox and Molly's relationship was purely sexual. And boy was it hot. However, this caused a bit of an emotional disconnect for me but as the story progressed so did the connection between the two and this is when I really started to get lost in the story and never want to leave. You know Fox wants more but Molly is resistant to anything deeper. Molly was a sweet character and someone I think that readers can easily relate to. I liked her ability to communicate her feelings with Fox and vice versa even though she was understandably reluctant at first. The secondary characters were enjoyable to read about as well and Rock Addiction laid down the foundation for the rest of the series and characters, and I am excited to see where they go from here.
Bottom line: Rock Addiction was a sexy and enticing foray into the contemporary romance world for Nalini Singh and I am looking forward to more from this talented and diverse author! ...more