Sadly I didnt love it. The characters and the haunted house back drop were interesting enough. The ending seemed rushed and it didnt have the humor I...moreSadly I didnt love it. The characters and the haunted house back drop were interesting enough. The ending seemed rushed and it didnt have the humor I was expected from a Molly Harper book. I liked it but I'm used to LOVING a Molly Harper title.
i didnt really buy the love on her side. I got it on his, but her's was a harder swallow. I was surprisingly ok with the brother angle, usua...morerating 3.5
i didnt really buy the love on her side. I got it on his, but her's was a harder swallow. I was surprisingly ok with the brother angle, usually it creeps me out but I think the death of the brother two years before made it not as creepy.
I really want to give this one a higher rating as I loved most of it! I adore mcKenna's writting style her characters have great depth and she can cre...moreI really want to give this one a higher rating as I loved most of it! I adore mcKenna's writting style her characters have great depth and she can create a fantastic stories in the most unlikely of places in the most unlikely of characters.
This one started so strong with the love letters, but the second half did have a few issues. It sort of became less of the romance between the characters and more about the anxiety of Eric landed in jail again. I didnt even somuch as have a problem with how he ended up there or even his lack of remorse bc sometimes someone just deserves it but Logan just kept hammering at him that this one point pretty much drove the entire second half of the book. My other issue is there is no solid conclusion to the book. If I knew there would be a follow up I'm not so sure I would mind but I have no idea if there is going to be a follow up. We just invested so much time into these characters and its left open ended. I want to know what happens with these two... There are certain things I want some conclusion too I wont mention them because I dont want to spoil anything but its just like bam story ended and you start clicking along to see if that is really it?! No more pages?! She did this with Unbound too and it made me unhappy then too.
Otherwise I liked the characters, I didnt even mind so much that Eric wasn't very aggressive in the bedroom more of a pleaser esp after he explained why. Some men are just pleasers and they get off on getting their lady off, I'm ok with that. lol I never really saw Eric as a hardened criminal so it wasn't a hard jump for Logan to fall for this man. I prob would have too. Logan while hammered onto one thing over and over again is a loyal loving person and she really does care for her man. I liked how she gives people chances and kept an open mind.
Loved it! Everything I've come to expect from a Cara McKenna novel. Well done! And man do I love Irish Hotties. Makes me want to buy a plane ticket to...moreLoved it! Everything I've come to expect from a Cara McKenna novel. Well done! And man do I love Irish Hotties. Makes me want to buy a plane ticket to see if I can get my own Irish fling. lol (less)
If I had to describe No Ifs, Ands, or Bears About It by Celia Kyle in two words it would be Fun and Entertaining. The few books I’ve read by Kyle have...moreIf I had to describe No Ifs, Ands, or Bears About It by Celia Kyle in two words it would be Fun and Entertaining. The few books I’ve read by Kyle have tended towards the steamy, this one is less so but still has plenty of sexual tension to keep her erotica fans happy. I quite enjoyed both Mia and Ty, Mia is part werebear but has never been able to shift. She thinks its because she is only a quarter bear but there may be secrets In her past that may change everything. Ty is the Itan or basically the Alpha of the bears in his town. As to be expected he is very protective of anyone he considers part of his clan, and since Mia moved to his town she is his! The mating instinct is strong between these two. Ty he rolls with it, but not so much Mia. As it should be she wants a man that is going to put a little bit of work into wooing her. Ty he knows they are mates so he expects Mia to fall in line, but he’s in for a surprise when she resists the mating. Mia is sassy and very protective she doesn’t take any shit and she loves her dad. How can you not love her? Ty for an Alpha is pretty easy going until something happens when it is no longer time to be easy going. He’s willing to do anything for his mate and his pack, including die and it just may come to that as everything he cares about is threatened. Rating: 4
*Review copy provided through Book Monster Promotions for an honest review. No other compensation was provided. (less)
It was actually good, there are some questionable non-consent moments, but overall good. Its a serial so there is at least a second part maybe three I...moreIt was actually good, there are some questionable non-consent moments, but overall good. Its a serial so there is at least a second part maybe three I havent really looked into it but they get you with the freebie first book and now your stuck and have to read the next one. LOL (less)
Misbehaving by Tiffany is a funny, fun romp back into Reisz’s wonderful twisted imagination. Here we have Bea who freelance writes for a sex blog, last minute she is handed a sex position manual for review for while she is at her little sister’s wedding and *gasp* she doesn’t have anyone to test the positions with. Enter Ben, Ben and Bea had a non-sexual thing in college and the one time Bea approached him to make it sexual he turned her down and she’s never quite forgotten the rejection and Ben has never quite gotten over Bea but he wasn’t ready for her. Now years later both realize they are still attracted to each other and each is free to experience with a sex position manual. It’s supposed to be no strings attached but with each new position new feels are brought to the surface.
I’ve always enjoyed Tiffany Reisz’s sense of humor but I’ve forgotten how much. The antics of Ben and Bea will have you cracking up but it ends up being the brother in law and bell hop that end up quite the scene stealers with their hilarious quips. We are used to the darker side of humor with Reisz from the Original Sinners Series, but this is pure fun. Reisz does rom-com with just as much enthusiasm as she does the darker humor with OS. Bea and Ben take us on a fun filled sexual journey that starts with their bodies and ends with their hearts. I thrilled enjoyed this short Red Hot Cosmo read and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone looking for a steamy funny read.
Rating: 4 *Review copy provided through NetGalley for an honest review. No other compensation was provided. (less)
Great conclusion to this story, I was afraid it was going to drag out for another book but 2 books was perfect. Hayden and Tenley are more t...moreRating 4.5
Great conclusion to this story, I was afraid it was going to drag out for another book but 2 books was perfect. Hayden and Tenley are more then a little bit obsessive compulsive with each other but with all of their losses I guess its to be expected or at least understandable. I expected for it to drive me crazy but it just sort of fit for these two. They just sort of fit. I really enjoyed these books and will look forward to whatever this author puts out next. Full review to come closer to release. (less)
Cupcakes and Ink by Helena Hunting is the introduction to the Clipped Wings Series featuring to very emotionally scarred people who in each start to find new life. So I admit I read all two full length novels and this novella in quick succession so I can’t really remember where one left off and the other picked up. So a bit of Clipped Wings may bleed in a little bit. This novella is a very quick read and it’s kind of hard to review something that was so short (about 60 pages) but it packed a punch. In this brief glimpse you are pulled in and given just enough to keep you curious and look forward to the first book. Tenely has a dark secret, and a shit load of guilt. She is on the quiet side and on the surface seems really timid almost submissive but as the books move along you realize that her fiery side is just suppressed by her trauma. She is stronger than she looks. Hayden, is our bad boy tattoo artist, at least that is the way he appears on the outside. He’s covered in tattoos and piercings. He has a dark past he’s not proud of but he’s finally found his way in life... mostly... He’s fiercely intelligent and keeps people an arm’s length away because he suffers from his own guilt. Tenley and Hayden meet and there is instant attraction which produces more guilt for Tenley and determination from Hayden. After reading this book be prepared for an emotional but in the end a stratifying roller coaster ride! Rating: 4 *Review copy provided through NetGalley for an honest review. No other compensation provided. (less)
Gilded Hearts by Christine D’Abo is the first in her new erotic historical steampunk series. I’m a fan of Ms. D’Abo, in particular her Long Shots contemporary series so when I saw this book come up I was quick to grab it. In general, I not a huge fan of steampunk as in I don’t go purposefully looking for but I do enjoy it from time to time and I think this one was a decent effort into the Steampunk genre. The concept of the Archives is interesting and a different twist on things. It’s a little bit creepy, im not sure I would want my memories stored in a little glass vial for anyone to study but D’Abo did a decent job at not making it too creepy. As a whole with this book the world building could have been better, it got confusing in places, things mentioned and then forgotten about and it took me a while to get a grasp on this world but there is potential there and I hope that it gets better as the series moves on. Where I like Christine D’Abo is her characters. She tends to write flawed but likeable characters and this one is no different.
Samuel grew up in the Archives there wasn’t a time that he does not remember being there. He’s always had an affinity for machines, which branded him as different in the Archives. In the Archives different is not a good thing, Sam got beaten on a pretty regular basis. The only thing that seemed to make his living situation better was Piper, she came to the Archives as a young girl and decided that Sam was going to be her friend and didn’t look back, until that one night when Sam left her which she never quite recovered from. Something happened in the Archives that made Sam snap and he had to leave, he tried to take Piper with him but she refused to go. Sam was found on the streets and taken in and he worked his way up in the King’s Sentry. He is at a murder scene when he comes face to face with Piper again and all those feelings he set aside for her come rushing back stronger than ever. Sam is a bit of a runner, he ran from the Archives, more recently from Piper, even though he’s a bit of a runner he’s fiercely protective and obviously loves Piper so it was pretty easy to forgive his runner tendencies. As a character I did like Sam, he is intelligent, protective, quick witted and takes his job seriously. He doesn’t have many friends but those friends he does have mean the world to him. Piper on the other hand is sassy, strong willed and steady. She’s not one to run away but to forge forward even at her own peril. She has a mind of her own and isn’t going to let anyone think for her. She is also protective of those she loves and fiercely loyal. I think of the two, I liked Piper just a little bit more.
Overall, this book was pretty good. There were some twists and turns in the plot that kept things interesting. The characters were engaging and likeable. As previously mentioned there were some issues with the world building but by the end of the book I had a pretty good grasp on the world even with some of its issues. I am looking forward to seeing where this series goes and will more than likely be reading Quicksilver Soul the second book in this series which comes out in April of 2014. Rating: 3.5
*This copy was provided to me through NetGalley for an honest review. No other compensation was provided. (less)
Not my favorite book of the series but I still loved it. KC writes the most delish sexy alpha male virgins ever! And damn but I love a character with...moreNot my favorite book of the series but I still loved it. KC writes the most delish sexy alpha male virgins ever! And damn but I love a character with wings and she really does a great job of highlighting all the benefits that come with wings ;)(less)
Reviewed for: Where the Night Kind Roam I picked up Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews because this is an Ilona Andrews novel and no other reason. I didn’t e...moreReviewed for: Where the Night Kind Roam I picked up Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews because this is an Ilona Andrews novel and no other reason. I didn’t even know what the book was about; I saw the author and grabbed it so it’s a good thing this book didn’t suck! I knew I could count on Ilona Andrews to deliver a solid novel and I was not left disappointed. The premise of this book ended up being very interesting. So basically Dina is an “Innkeeper” a supernatural with great powers tied to their Inns. They have some powers away from their Inn but they are quite powerful when within the boundaries of their Inn. Their Inn themselves are magic and are pretty cool; it can shift around to suit the Innkeepers needs or even the guest. It has all sorts of gadgets and weapons to protect the Innkeeper and mostly its guests. An inn is a sanctuary of sorts, beings of all sorts have safe passage while in an Inn and the Innkeepers tend to be neutral not getting involved unless the Inn or guest is endangered.
Dina is a new Innkeeper and a kick ass one at that. She took over an abandoned Inn in a small town in Texas, she has exactly one guest who has paid for a lifetime at the Inn. Everything is normal and boring until dogs start turning up dead so Dina turns to the local werewolf to fix it, after all it’s his territory. Sean, does not appreciate this little bit of a “human” telling him what to do and tries to intimidate Dina. Sparks fly when Dina shows Sean that he can’t bully her and they she has more than a couple of tricks up her sleeve. I really enjoyed Sean and Dina as they circle each other until the settle into a tentative truce. Sean shows off his muscle and Dina shows off her magic, it’s a battle of stubborn wills and I’m not sure who won. LOL The action escalates in the small town when some vampires show up and get their asses handed to them and they take sanctuary in Dina’s Inn and Dina is pulled further into a fight to protect her Inn and her guests. This fight while not originally hers she’s making it hers and ending it! Add in a killer dog and a love triangle and you have all the makings of a great book/series! I’m already stalking Ilona’s website for the next book… (less)