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 ISadly 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, usuarating 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 creI 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.
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 haveIf 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
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Misbehaving by Tiffany is a funny, fun romp back into Reisz’s wonderful twisted imagination. Here we have Bea wReviewed for Where the Night Kind Roam:
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.
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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 tRating 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. ...more
Clipped Wings by Helena Hunting is the first full length in a new series about two seriously damaged individualsReviewed for:Where the Night Kind Roam
Clipped Wings by Helena Hunting is the first full length in a new series about two seriously damaged individuals that find each other and if they can get past their guilt they might begin to find some solace in each other. Tenley survived something so traumatic she had to move to get a fresh start and even then she wakes screaming so loud her neighbor can hear her. Most of the time she is quite and timid and her guilt eats at her but then she meets Hayden. Hayden changes her world! She meets someone who is just as damaged as she is that helps her forget if even for a minute all that she lost. In the moments she finds a bit of who she used to be with flashes of defiance and spunk. Hayden has a rough past; his own guilt eats at him. For years he went on a binge of self-destructive behavior, women, alcohol and drugs. He’s finally been able to clean himself up and concentrate on his shop and his art and then Tenley starts working across the street at his aunts shop and suddenly he finds himself semi-stalking his new neighbor. Instead of his “stalking” being creepy it’s kind of endearing. His stalking mainly consists of paying attention to when she works and mass quantities of coffee purchasing at the coffee shop attached to his aunt’s store. Hayden racks his brain trying to figure out how to capture the timid Tenley’s attention. He can sense that there is more to her then is shown on the surface and he is more intrigued with her then he has ever been in his life. Hayden is a bit of a throwback, he can be possessive and displays some caveman tendencies when it comes to Tenley. It’s more of his insecurities then anything, as if he lets her out of his grasp she’ll disappear into the ether. Hayden also has a few quirks, including some mild OCD. I wish I could find a dude that cleaned up after me! I hate to clean, so his need to clean sounds like a win win too me! LOL. I love little quirks in a character. It’s the quirks that make them more real, more human. Hayden and Tenley’s relationship starts a little slow. Mostly them circling around each other but when it happens it’s explosive. The sexual chemistry is off the charts but it’s not all just sex with these two. Maybe because of their pasts but they hit the ground running but they both have past and both their pasts come back to bite them both in the arses throughout the book. When they manage to get past one hurdle a massive curve ball is thrown their way and their relationship may not be able to survive it. I was completely absorbed in this story and could not put the book down. I honestly did not think this book was going to pull me in like it did but something just hooked me, I’m not even sure what exactly it was that snagged me but damn I was in it to win it. This book ends on a bit of a cliffhanger and you are left wanting more of Tenley and Hayden! I was seriously stalking NetGalley and Edelweiss hoping the second books popped up sooner rather than later, so I’m so glad it did. My recommendation, wait until they are both out so you can read them back to back, because if you get hooked you are going to want Inked Armor right away!
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Cupcakes and Ink by Helena Hunting is the introduction to the Clipped Wings Series featuring to very emotionallReviewed for: Where the Night Kind Roam
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. ...more
Reviewed for: Where the Night Kind Roam Temptation by Fire by Tiffany Allee is a thrill ride paranormal romance with a future seeing heroine and an emoReviewed for: Where the Night Kind Roam Temptation by Fire by Tiffany Allee is a thrill ride paranormal romance with a future seeing heroine and an emotionally scarred demon hunting hero out for vengeance. Despite the tendency towards insta-love in this book I still found it quite entertaining. Ava is a strong heroine, she’s sees the future (often violent) when she touches people so she goes without physical touch. She has exactly one friend and a family that fears her. She has a job she loves with animals but that is all she has until one day she accidently touches someone and sees a fiery death. Karson is convinces that Ava is out to destroy his carefully laid plains. The death she saw is the one he is planning…
When Karson introduces Ava into his world despite is misgivings he ends up inviting her into his life and his heart because Ava just won’t stay out! She is dangerously curious and more than once messes up Karsons plans but something about this menace draws him like no one has ever before and he feels fiercely protective. I like that Ava doesn’t take Karson for his word at face value. She doesn’t know him, so she questions what is real. She isn’t blindly trusting someone she just met, sure, this ends up getting her into a lot of trouble but that just ups the ante and the entertainment value. The story moved along at a brisk pace as did the romance. A bit too briskly. As mentioned we have a case of insta-love although I didn’t mind it too much it was still present. Ava is basically touch and companionship starved as is Karson, though he won’t admit it so they have a fiercely passionate physical relationship. The emotional while quick they both question it a bit which is why it’s easier to swallow. They don’t just immediately start spewing their undying love for each other they have trials and tribulations all while almost being killed multiple times. While Ava is building trust with Karson she is also building trust in herself and her abilities and coming to the realization that they aren’t all bad. But she’ll have to except that part of her if she’s to keep her loved ones... well alive!
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Rating 3.5 Nash is the saving grace of this book. The story line is kind of boring. i had a like dislike relationship with Saint but really liked RoyalRating 3.5 Nash is the saving grace of this book. The story line is kind of boring. i had a like dislike relationship with Saint but really liked Royal. She had more personality then Saint and it was Saints book. Nash on the other hand was very likable. He was always a nice guy but he's a sweetheart in this one. ...more
Gilded Hearts by Christine D’Abo is the first in her new erotic historical steampunk series. I’m a fan of Ms. D’Reviewed for:Where the Night Kind Roam
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
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So I’m writing my first review in many a months, so I may be a bit rusty so bear with me. I’m a huge fan of KreReviewed for: Where the Night Kind Roam
So I’m writing my first review in many a months, so I may be a bit rusty so bear with me. I’m a huge fan of Kresley Cole and that is no secret. The Immortals After Dark series is my all-time favorite series and Dark Skye is although not my favorite book in the series it a great installment. Kresley Cole never fails to impress her characters are rich, full of life and funny. Her world building is some of the best; she creates a rich world called the Lore with all the crazy beings that belong in it. This book is rich in visits from other Lore beings, we get a broader scope of what the Lore is all about. We get visits from some old favorites and glimpses of stories to come. Nix of course plays a part in the books and will definitely drop some stuff on the reader, some things you don’t want to miss. We may or may not find something and her status may be upgraded. You’ll have to read to see.
Dark Skye is a long awaited installment within the IAD series. Fans of the series have been waiting years to get Lanthe and Thronos story; we first met these two in Sabine and Rydstroms story. Once childhood friends, chosen by fate, these two have a dark, blood soaked history. After the deaths of both of their parents Lanthe and Sabine went on the run and Thronos was compelled to hunt Lanthe. Tragedy after tragedy struck and these once best friends were bitter enemies. 500 years later they are both captured and held in a facility with other immortals, when all hell breaks loose Thronos finally has his shot at Lanthe, but fate has its own ideas.
Lanthe comes into her own in this book, while she’s always been a bit wild she has always been overshadowed by her powerful sister. Lanthe comes into her own badassness in this book. She is consistently in danger and she and Thronos are thrown into the unknown over and over. She finds her inner sorceress and strength as it turns out she can be a fierce! Thronos is an unexpected surprise! I wasn’t sure what to expect from him but I must say he ends up being one sexy, alpha, virgin male. Kresley Cole writes THE BEST male virgin characters, and I am a SUCKER for them. Thronos is just one more to add to this list. He may be inexperienced but he is creative and man oh man those wings! Just one more thing I am a sucker over. Cole throws these two into obstacle after obstacle but the biggest things these two must overcome are their pasts…
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Kaleidoscope by Kristen Ashley is the sixth book in the Colorado Mountain Series featuring people in quaint mounReviewed for:Where the Night Kind Roam
Kaleidoscope by Kristen Ashley is the sixth book in the Colorado Mountain Series featuring people in quaint mountain towns in Colorado where there are a rash of bad things happening. This time it is a string of burglaries where someone is getting high school students to commit the thefts. Emme’s boyfriend is the prime suspect. Deck is brought onto the case, he is a brilliant PI who can charge exuberant prices for his services but once he sees that his Emme (whom he hasn’t seen in nine years) is involved he wades right into the case. His motivation, to get Emme clear of the douche she is dating and claim her for his own like he should have done nine years ago.
Let me just start really quick by saying I love friends to lovers. There is just something so rea about it, there is history and it makes falling in love quickly much easier to swallow and there is a unique affection and knowing there that is hard to capture any other way. In typical Kristen Ashley fashion we have an Uber Alpha Male and a sassy can hold her own against an Alpha Male. This combo never seems to get old for me, I like a man’s man and I like a female that won’t let her man push her around even if he is sexy while he’s doing it. Deck is a man who knows what he wants and he is not letting anyone get in his way of getting it, not Emme’s soon to be ex-boyfriend and certainly not Emme herself. Emme has some issues, she has a childhood trauma that she thought she was over but slowly it is occurring to her that maybe she’s not so over it. When she gets too close he starts disconnecting with the person that is getting too close. Deck is getting, close, very close, and it terrifies her but he just keeps on battering at her walls. I like how Deck keeps at her, he doesn’t let her fears dissuade him and he is there for her. A few of his techniques are less the tactful but I guess they are effective. I think I had a couple of “did he really just say that, yes, yes he did” moments but Deck gets us through them by saying some super sweet right after his verbal tirade. Emme loses her way a few times, but she eventually finds her way. She has a lot of stuff to work through her mind and goes off a few times but I liked her all the more for it. She was pretty real and down to earth despite everything. And if she has a few loner tendencies, I can relate. The whole ex-boyfriend, burglaries plot line isn’t as strong as some of Ashley’s previous books and was just kind of a means to an end but the romance was definitely worth it. Overall, it was a good read. Not one of Ashley’s best but a solid read.
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