Okay, so I've become addicted to the television show based on this book. I am, however not a fan of this book. It took me a bit to get into it, but ul...moreOkay, so I've become addicted to the television show based on this book. I am, however not a fan of this book. It took me a bit to get into it, but ultimately I did end up finishing it in about a day and a half or so (minus a few hours of probably much needed sleep). I much prefer some of the nuisances of the television show, and definitely prefer the characters as they are portrayed on the television show better than they are portrayed in print - which is ABSOLUTELY something that is unheard of coming from me. (less)
Title: One Night with You Author: Toni Dare Format: E-book (Kindle) Date Read: August 7, 2013 Rating: 4/5 Recommend: Yes
Summary: Cass Jones is a plus-sized...moreTitle: One Night with You Author: Toni Dare Format: E-book (Kindle) Date Read: August 7, 2013 Rating: 4/5 Recommend: Yes
Summary: Cass Jones is a plus-sized fashion designer. By accident or fate she meets heart-throb Andreas Katsakis and after one night she flees in Cinderella-esque fashion, leaving behind a signature piece of her clothing line.
Review: I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.
In this steamy Cinderella-esque story that starts with a hotel room mix-up, an expensive suite is double booked, and originally it had been booked to millionaire Andreas Katsakis and then booked for Cass Jones for the night after she pitched her plus-sized clothing line.
The mistake was discovered when Andreas arrives and after a shower climbs into bed only to find it occupied by Miss Jones. After a steamy sexual encounter Cass flees, leaving behind a signature nightgown from her collection, and leaving many questions unanswered for Andreas.
This book easily captured my attention and sucked me into the story. Toni Dare has a flare for the erotic, and her writing style is one that will keep you captivated from beginning to end.
The only complaint I have with this story is some of the time jumps are jarring and tend to pull me briefly from the story. It isn't horrible but it is noticeable. Also, it is short! I want more of the steaminess between Cass and Andreas! They are a fantastic couple and I do hope that Toni revisits them again! (less)
Title: Steel and Lace Author: Adriane Leigh Format: E-book (Kindle) Read: Jan 25, 2013 Rating: 4/5 Recommend: Yes.
Summary: Carter Morgan is a wealthy CEO a...moreTitle: Steel and Lace Author: Adriane Leigh Format: E-book (Kindle) Read: Jan 25, 2013 Rating: 4/5 Recommend: Yes.
Summary: Carter Morgan is a wealthy CEO and playboy, who almost always has a model on his arm and very rarely lets anyone into his heart. He usually gets what he wants when he wants until he meets Eva Austin. That's when the sparks fly.
Review: I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This story is a short, quick read and unfortunately it does leave me wanting more. Needing more between Carter and Eva. It does tend to leave me wanting, to a point, but do enjoy the short glimpses that I get in the relationship between Eva and Carter.
I do understand that it is to be a four part novella series, that comprise about a 300 page read when all is said and done, and am not entirely keen on this particular way of writing a series, but it works for some. I do love the fact that it was a quick read, and it was decidedly in your face and fantastically written and well crafted.
The sex scenes within this novella are fantastic and had my mind whirling at about a thousand naughty thoughts a second, which is definitely a good thing! The heat is there, oh very much so, and I love me some heat. It is a unique combination of Christian Grey and Gideon Cross which tends to send my libido into overdrive – really. I'm not joking here.
So, do I recommend this book, based on the first installment of the novella, decidedly so. I will be looking for the remaining parts of this series. (less)
Title: Reflection Author: Jessica Roberts Format: Kindle (E-book) Read: May 25-26, 2012 Rating: 4/5 Recommend: Yes.
Summary: Bright, spunky Heather Robbins...moreTitle: Reflection Author: Jessica Roberts Format: Kindle (E-book) Read: May 25-26, 2012 Rating: 4/5 Recommend: Yes.
Summary: Bright, spunky Heather Robbins has escaped her small hometown and is anxiously beginning her freshman year of college. Rising above her rocky childhood, she’s found a place where good things are finally starting to happen: her own private apartment, refreshing college classes, and an intense attachment to a mysterious and rugged classmate, Nick Richards.
Review: I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.
This book is highly enjoyable, and I couldn't tear myself away from the pages, which is why it ended up taking me a little less than a day to finish (I think I'd probably finished it in about 12-hrs give or take breaks to deal with that pesky thing known as life).
The story is cleverly written and you live Heather's story with her – trying to connect the dots to untangle what is real and what is part of the coma-created dream life. The most heart-wrenching part of this story is Heather's struggle to figure out if her first love was reality or if it was another result of that coma-created dream.
You will suffer the trials and tribulations of Heather's journey, empathize with her as she struggles to separate dream from reality. You will find that in the end, Heather's journey has only begun. I won't give away spoilers, but I will highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a captivating story.(less)
Title: Take Control – Erotica Romance Short Story Author: Marion Francis Rating: 1/5
Summary: Austin meets Karen. There is sex. There is bad dialogue. Th...moreTitle: Take Control – Erotica Romance Short Story Author: Marion Francis Rating: 1/5
Summary: Austin meets Karen. There is sex. There is bad dialogue. That’s all.
Review: Adult book. Adult review. Thank goodness this is a free book, or I would be crying at the waste of money spent on this fifteen minute, horrible story. I actually finished it, but couldn’t find the effort or the interest to give it anything higher than one star. The lines in this one are absolutely horrid, prime example is this little gem here: "Austin, I want to leave now. I want you inside of me melting your hot stick of love between my legs" and then there is this one here: "Yes baby release all that warm juice in me now"
This book seriously is nothing more than Kindle smut, and bad smut at that, and very rarely do I stumble across something THIS bad that I couldn’t even take anything pleasurable away from it – aside from the ache in my sides from the laughter at some of those lines. I recommend this for a good laugh but not for that surge of pleasure from an erotic story.
Title: Beginnings: Prequel to The Guardians of Vesturon Author: A.M. Hargrove Rating: 5/5
Summary: Annalise is a member of the working class. She works i...moreTitle: Beginnings: Prequel to The Guardians of Vesturon Author: A.M. Hargrove Rating: 5/5
Summary: Annalise is a member of the working class. She works in the cafeteria. Rowan, soon to be leader of Vesturon sees her and falls in love with her. However, since she is beneath his station he is not permitted to marry her. This is a fantastic love story that tells the story of Rowan and Annalise parents to Rayn Yarrister.
Review: This is a heart-felt love story. Telling the story of how Rowan and Annalise, parents to Rayn Yarrister met. This is a story of individuals who conquer society’s boundaries, fall in love and ultimately create a family. It is a fantastic prequel to Survival and Resurrection, the next two books in the Guardians of Vesturon series. This story inspires hope in fairytale type love, that when you find the right person for you, you will be willing to do anything and everything within your power to be with that person.
Title: Honor Bound (galley title The Bastard) Author: Brenda Novak Rating: 5/5
Summary: Set in 1794, Jeanette the daughter of a family dispossessed Frenc...moreTitle: Honor Bound (galley title The Bastard) Author: Brenda Novak Rating: 5/5
Summary: Set in 1794, Jeanette the daughter of a family dispossessed French aristocracy has been married off to regain a bit of wealth for her family, however, her husband is impotent and has made plans to compromise her in the most heinous way in his quest for an heir. Intent on escaping this fate she flees and disguises herself as a boy to stow away on a ship in Her Magesty’s navy. In the same time, Lieutenant Crawford Treynor, the bastard son of a wayward marquise had been raised by a famer and maltreated until he ran away to join the navy. Now, he seeks to captain his own ship, however the presence of Jeanette has him in a quandary. What shall he do? Turn her over or risk everything to save her?
Review: Brenda Novak has spun a stirring tale of intrigue, romance and absolute wonder. The relationship between Jeanette and Treynor is almost entirely typical of all romance novels. However, this story is action packed and absolutely stunning in its imagery.
Jeanette has been married off out of obligation to her family, and having survived France’s Revolution, her family, a member of the dispossessed aristocracy, she is now in England. Still bearing their title, but they are impoverished, Jeanette is determined to relieve the hardships plaguing her family in her marriage to Lord St. Ives. However, there is a hitch in the plan that is over heard by her brother, and causes Jeanette to flee the home of her husband and attempting to get into London where her influential cousin resides.
Lieutenant Crawford Treynor is the bastard son of Lady Bedford, and was raised by a famer who mistreated him and such mistreatment caused him to run away at the age of fourteen and join the Royal Navy. He moved quickly through the ranks from cabin boy to lieutenant, his life had not been easy, but he is a man of honor and has earned the respect of his men. It is while The Tempest is moored in Plymoth that Jeanette learns that it will be sailing for London, she disguises herself as a thirteen-year-old boy and signs on as one of the crew. Two days on a ship to London is easier and a quicker way to travel than any other right?
Extensive background of naval sailing ships of the late 18th century and lots of historical detail woven into the story made this a very entertaining historical romance, though not entirely certain as to the accuracy of the events but it reads quite realisitically, and the love story is wonderful.