I adore J.L. Langley's work. I think her Sci-Regency series is phenomenal, and I've really enjoyed the With or Without series so far. But this installI adore J.L. Langley's work. I think her Sci-Regency series is phenomenal, and I've really enjoyed the With or Without series so far. But this installment was quite disappointing.
Matt was a wonderful character and I loved him to pieces. But Aubrey? My God...what a giant asshole. As the story progressed, my dislike of him just got more and more intense. Poor, sweet Matt deserved someone much, much better. He really got a shitty deal in the fated-mates department, IMO. :(
I gave this one 3-stars because the quality of writing is top-notch (as usual from Ms. Langley), and others may not feel as strongly as I did about Aubrey (or might feel more forgiving towards him), but in my heart this was just a 2-star read....more
The Emperor’s New Clothes by C.B. Potts - ★★ Tiger, Tiger by Laney Cairo - ★★ The Bat Prince by Elisa Viperas - ★★ The Master Cat by Kiernan Kelly - ★★★ LThe Emperor’s New Clothes by C.B. Potts - ★★ Tiger, Tiger by Laney Cairo - ★★ The Bat Prince by Elisa Viperas - ★★ The Master Cat by Kiernan Kelly - ★★★ Lie to Me by B.A. Tortuga - ★★ For Kingdom's Sake by Jane Davitt - ★★★ Snow White and Rose Red by Jay Lygon - ★★...more
Bounty Hunter by Cornelia Grey - ★★★★ I'm not too keen on westerns (I occasionally like watching them (movies/TV) but don't like reading them for someBounty Hunter by Cornelia Grey - ★★★★ I'm not too keen on westerns (I occasionally like watching them (movies/TV) but don't like reading them for some reason) and I normally hate flashbacks. But despite that, I found myself really enjoying this story. It was well written, hot, sexy, and the flashbacks were a great teaser, making me very curious about what had happened between these two, to bring them to this present confrontation. The ending was great as well, and left me with a silly grin on my face.
Changing the Guard by Peter Hansen - ★★★ This one was a decent read, although much too short in my opinion. And I was a bit disappointed that the sex scene was also so short, with parts of what they did together being mentioned briefly after the fact. It made things not quite as hot as they could have been. The twist at the ending was quite nice, though.
The Machinist by Gryvon - ★★★★ Oh wow...this story was smokin' hot, really kinky, and pushed all my buttons. The only thing stopping me from giving it 5 stars was that other than their mutual enjoyment of the kinky sex, there didn't seem to be any real connection between the characters. And the ending was a bit abrupt.
My Rifle is Human by Sumi - ★★ Another one where I just wasn't feeling any sort of connection between the characters. Morris just seemed way too...disinterested in Fil, which made the sex scene a bit lackluster and boring for me. I did think this story was the most creative of the lot, though, but it didn't feel fleshed-out enough. The setting was a kinda vague. Who or what was this enemy they were fighting? How or why do certain people end up as Ordnances and Gunslingers? Magic? A technological virus? Etc., etc. With a little more detail and answers to those questions, I would have given this another star or two for creativity alone, even despite the lack of connection between the two MCs.
In the Pines by Lydia Nyx - ★★★ This was an okay story. I enjoyed the mystery and paranormal elements, but again, no real connection between the characters. And at one point I started getting a bit of a creepy/evil vibe about Flynn, and felt that he was just using Tyler, which made me not really care about the sad/bittersweet ending. And other than a very brief solo scene with Tyler and the gun, there was no erotic gunplay in this one.
Compromised Judgement by Penny K Moss - ★★ This was my least favourite one of the bunch. I found it very confusing, like I had been dropped into the middle of a story and really had to struggle to figure out the different organizations, who was who, and what was going on. And all the names were very difficult to keep straight. By the time I got to the end, I was mentally exhausted and didn't really care about the sex. ...more
Story Prompt: He's been found deep in the jungles and is now a prisoner among rebels whose handsome leader insists he can never leave. Could someone hStory Prompt: He's been found deep in the jungles and is now a prisoner among rebels whose handsome leader insists he can never leave. Could someone help tell his story?
Story Prompt: This young redhead is a werewolf, an omega. He is looking (and rather disapprovingly I have to say) at his sexy dominant mate, an alpha.Story Prompt: This young redhead is a werewolf, an omega. He is looking (and rather disapprovingly I have to say) at his sexy dominant mate, an alpha. They both know they are each others mates, but the claiming has yet to be done. So what's wrong? The redhead has accidentally seen someone else coming on to his mate, but didn't see the immediate rejection of those advances. And right now the alpha is in for a big surprise. His seemingly docile and obedient Omega mate is ready to deliver the first ass chewing of his life. How are they going to settle it? I guess some heated discussion, maybe with a couple of rough moments and afterwards lots of make up smex is in order.
The Rat Burglar by Emily Veinglory: ★★★★ [modern/urban fantasy / paranormal / mystery] This was one of the most fascinating and unique shifter stories IThe Rat Burglar by Emily Veinglory: ★★★★ [modern/urban fantasy / paranormal / mystery] This was one of the most fascinating and unique shifter stories I've read, and I loved it. I would have given it 5-stars except that it ended with a cliffhanger and felt very much like it was just the first part of a much longer novel, which was really disappointing because the story was so damn good and I loved the characters....more