You know a book is good when you can't put it down, even when you're eating. The Real Housewives of Olympus is a funny, sexy journey into the lives ofYou know a book is good when you can't put it down, even when you're eating. The Real Housewives of Olympus is a funny, sexy journey into the lives of the Greek gods and goddesses. I've never watched Desperate Housewives, but have known my share of soap operas and baby mamma drama.
I felt for Hera in her plight with her cheating husband. In true form of a woman scorn, she devised a genius plan of revenge. In the mist of her pain and rage, she found true love. Zesus, Hera's womanizing husband, learns the meaning of beware of what you ask. When a gluttonous man-whore chases after Abstinence, it makes for a tumultuous coupling.
So much happens on Ambrosia Lane, you really must read for yourself. This is a must read for anyone who loves Greek mythology, romance, and good gossip! ...more
Finished Shadow's Claim by Kresley Cole. I loved Trehan. The book held up to Ms. Cole's standard of steamy hot romance with characters you fall in lovFinished Shadow's Claim by Kresley Cole. I loved Trehan. The book held up to Ms. Cole's standard of steamy hot romance with characters you fall in love with. The characters are real, flawed, yet heroic. The love story is filled with anguish and delivers a hopeful fairy tale we all wish were reality. Well done!...more
This is one of my favorite books in the Immortals After Dark series. Ms. Cole excellently paints a picture with gut wrenching emotion, fast paced plotThis is one of my favorite books in the Immortals After Dark series. Ms. Cole excellently paints a picture with gut wrenching emotion, fast paced plot, and sizzling sex all tainted with the uncertainty of budding love.
Chloe is a powerhouse of contradictions and surprises. She is fierce, understands what she wants, and see things for what they are. I like a female not afraid to hold her own, but strong enough to give into and trust someone else. Through all her betrayals and troubles, Chloe finds safety in the arms of a creature she recently learned existed.
Will MacRieve is like the person who broke a mirror while he walked under a ladder cause a black cat crossed his path. Yep. That bad. He finds his fated mate is the one creature he hates most in the world. Will has to learn to let go of all his past issues, forget about all that was done to him and his family, and love himself in order to love the one person who could save him from himself. Will is the perfect alpha hero. He’s flawed and severely damaged. But find his way out of his turmoil to embrace his love.
The story focuses more on Will and Chloe than the overarching storyline, which suits me well. I can’t wait to see what happens next.
Yes. I like my reviews vague and hopefully leaving you wanting to find out more. If you do, go buy the book. ...more
I truly enjoyed Demon from the Dark. The saga continues with Lore creature being kidnapped. Carrow Graie is captured and blackmailed into a mission toI truly enjoyed Demon from the Dark. The saga continues with Lore creature being kidnapped. Carrow Graie is captured and blackmailed into a mission to lure a vemon from the Hell plane, Oblivion. Malkom Slain has lived in the mountains of the Oblivion, a fugitive from his people. He struggled through life, encountering betrayal from all those who were suppose to love him. Turned into a demon/vampire hybrid, hates what he has become. Finally, Carrow come to the Hell plane and he finds his mate.
There is great passion and caring between the two. The pain in their youths hinders their ability to trust and grew together, until they finally grow to love one another. This was a true love story, filled with fiery sex scenes and heartwarming moments. A must read.
I can't wait for the next book to see how the story continues....more
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Being a good southern girl, I love the undeniable charms of a true southern genBook provided by the author in exchange for honest review.
Being a good southern girl, I love the undeniable charms of a true southern gentleman. Therefore, I had no choice to fall for the sexy, smart and dashing Teague Elliott. Teague is on the fast track to political greatness. He's making partner at a powerful D.C. law firm. He comes from a good family, at least in the eyes of the public. Everything was going as expected until a wild weekend in Vegas. When will people learn not to get drunk in the land of quickie wedding chapels?
Risa Clay is a street smart beauty from Las Vegas. She comes from a messy background of foster homes, poverty, and doing whatever it took to survive. Her caring nature lands her in a sticky situation to help her bestie. Then, it get her in a stickier situation when she breaks her deal with a mob boss to save the stranger she was supposed to set up. I could help but like Risa. She has a fiery spirit tempered with kindness and love. She's not afraid to stand up for herself. But her living in the here and now got her in trouble from time to time.
As the saying goes, opposites attract. Teague's and Risa's attraction is like a match to gasoline, highly combustible. I loved their interaction with one another. It was fueled with passion, but intimate and enduring. When consumed in their desire, each of them were able to forget who they pretended to be and allowed themselves to be the people they really wanted to be, including the need to be together. Wondering if I need to check out the view from the Mandarin hotel... Loved that scene!
This is the first book I've read by Ms. Covington. It contained characters I truly connected with, a fast paced plot, and smoldering hot sex. It did not disappoint....more
Sometimes it's frightening when life imitates art and the monsters from the pages or screens appear in real life. Sweet Hell on Fire is a raw, eye-opeSometimes it's frightening when life imitates art and the monsters from the pages or screens appear in real life. Sweet Hell on Fire is a raw, eye-opening looking into a year in the life of correctional office turned writer, Sara Lunsford. I have to applaud Ms. Lunsford's bravery at laying out her world for all to see. It can't be easy to expose one's open wounds to be scrutinized by readers, to allow strangers into your intimate thoughts and fears, and to reveal all the dark secrets we desperately want to hide.
As I read each day in Sara's life, the book made me laugh, want to cry, and think about the journey we all have to walk to find ourselves and love ourselves. Sometimes we forget that we don't all come from the same place. We look at situations and rationale from a jaded perspective. Sweet Hell on Fire gives us a mirror into a world filled with darkness, but a path lit with spark of kindness, respect, and love. It might not be formed in the molds of our own lives, but clearly present. You notice it in the inmates Ms. Lunsford interacted with in the correctional facility, the strained relationship with her family, the relationship with her husband and children, but most of all in her descriptions of herself.
Sweet Hell on Fire is a uncensored view into Ms. Lunsford's life. It's not pretty. The language is brutal. But it is an honest, intriguing, and well written read. Not for the faint of heart, but definitely an excellent read....more
The book was amazing. Ms. Kennedy writes in a lyrical prose that paints a vivid world filled with magic and the joys and pains of love. She masterfullThe book was amazing. Ms. Kennedy writes in a lyrical prose that paints a vivid world filled with magic and the joys and pains of love. She masterfully uses the intimacy of the first person narrative to immerse the reader into Gwynn's head and heart, allowing us to live the story not only through her Gwynn with Gwynn.
Gwynn is haunted by her nightmares of a strange dog which hunts her in her dreams. Unhappy in her life and marriage, Gwynn walks out of a party and runs without an idea of where she’s going or if she’ll come back. All she knows is she needs out. Needless to say Gwynn ends up in a place she never expects—another dimension. I love the passion and strength I witnessed in Gwynn. She’s smart and resourceful. I always like that in a heroine. I like the fact she doesn’t wait around for Rogue to rescue her, even refusing his help at one point.
I was extremely impressed at how Ms. Kennedy made Rogue come to life through Gwynn. I love heroes. I think that is the reason I tend to shy away from first person POV novels. They tend to be heroine centric. I experienced every bit of Rogue’s passion, pain, and anguish. I think at times I almost forgot we were viewing the actions through Gwynn’s eyes. I fell for Rogue with Gwynn.
The plot was different. The magic and world building was different. The characters were robust and filled with life. I would definitely recommend this book for those looking for a different hue of the paranormal romance. ...more