4.5 Star. Full review to be posted on Heroes & Heartbreakers. This was one of those perfect reads. Great hero, great heroine. Solid plot with perf4.5 Star. Full review to be posted on Heroes & Heartbreakers. This was one of those perfect reads. Great hero, great heroine. Solid plot with perfect twists. If you like romance at all, check this one out....more
This was such a fun read. The only thing I didn't like was that some of the sexy scenes were a little confusing. I had to rereadLonger review to come.
This was such a fun read. The only thing I didn't like was that some of the sexy scenes were a little confusing. I had to reread a few lines to figure out which body parts were where. Other than that I freaking loved this book and the end was exactly what I wanted. I dont often reread, but I'm probably going to reread this one. ...more
Received ARC from Netgalley. Alternate Review to be posted on Hero&Heartbreakers
Pros: This was a super light, fun read. Colt was sexy and kind, toReceived ARC from Netgalley. Alternate Review to be posted on Hero&Heartbreakers
Pros: This was a super light, fun read. Colt was sexy and kind, totally my favorite type of hero, and Zanna was hilarious. Loved all the secondary characters and the plot was clean and to the point. Sex was hot, but there could have been a little more.
Cons: I had to step back a bit and think before I reviewed this one. I loved everything about it, but when I got to the end I was left wanting more in a kind of strange way. Colt had 30 days to deal with every in Destiny and fall for Zanna, but every thing happened so fast. Considering how the Colt boys left things and what Zanna was starting over from, I wanted maybe a hair more angst. Nothing crazy, just a hair. Or maybe more dirty sex. Hehehe.
All, in I give this book a solid 4 stars, but if you're looking for something angsty, this aint it. It's light and easy breezy in a good way. I'm psyched for Duke's book....more
1) This book was filled with subject matter that should have triggered me right into therapy, but Milan handled each topic so well I couldn't wait to1) This book was filled with subject matter that should have triggered me right into therapy, but Milan handled each topic so well I couldn't wait to turn the page instead of DNFinh onto the next thing.
2) This is how you write a billionaire romance. ...more
Great interracial romance with an Japanese heroine who is an active bisexual. Super sexy hero who is also a non-traditional family man. This book tickGreat interracial romance with an Japanese heroine who is an active bisexual. Super sexy hero who is also a non-traditional family man. This book ticked off about 5 different things on my "want list" for romances in 2015. The writing is smooth, and at times hilarious. The sex scenes are plentiful, but each one is different so you don't find your eyes rolling back in your head waiting for the plot to pick up again. Also the plot is thick as shit, weaving both characters' histories to the present and what they want for the future. Just read it. READ IT!...more
3.3 stars. I like the way this one started out a lot, but the couple didn't get together for a while and then were separated a bunch at the end which3.3 stars. I like the way this one started out a lot, but the couple didn't get together for a while and then were separated a bunch at the end which made the end feel like it was dragging quite a bit. still liked the set up and the characters. And the sex was hot. Will review for the Margins. :D...more
The beginning was a little rough, but I liked it once I settled into the story. The sex was well written. I will probably write a full review for LoveThe beginning was a little rough, but I liked it once I settled into the story. The sex was well written. I will probably write a full review for Love in the Margins....more
this novella was so strange. for every thing that worked there were two things that didn't work. the set up pulled me in. normal woman pulled into thethis novella was so strange. for every thing that worked there were two things that didn't work. the set up pulled me in. normal woman pulled into the submissive sex trade to save her own life. cool. bring on the story. and then the story falls crazy flat. the sex is way hot, but the main character just left me scratching my head which was a huge problem because its written in first person and you only get her POV. there is a nice level of submission, but the sex acts themselves are very tame. just regular intercourse and blow jobs. Ben has a dungeon and then use it exactly once.
things that should have been examined deeper are dropped into the text as an after thought. *SPOILER* Gabi, a god fearing Catholic woman, ditches her crucifix for Ben's collar, claiming she can only serve one God. uh okay. *END SPOILER*
Gabi is an English professor who apparently had a life before this story begins, but she acts like she's been living in a cave her whole life. she claims she doesn't know the name of a particular pasta because she's so unfamiliar with Italian food and then in the next sentence she recognizes that the tortellini has been cooked perfectly "al dente". she claims she can't think of English phrases for somethings, but says "knickers" instead of "chonies" when talking about her thong. i didnt get her at all.
Ben is a perfectly fine hero. Nice guy, not a dickhead Dom at all. however, his characters isn't developed as much as i would have liked.
in the end this is a novella that should have been a full length story, but isn't. if you're looking for some hot sex strung together, go for, but the plot and voice are pretty off. ...more
Back to the Good Fortune Diner was a lovely book. I don't read many Harlequin romances and I tip-toe around interracial romances because I don't enjoyBack to the Good Fortune Diner was a lovely book. I don't read many Harlequin romances and I tip-toe around interracial romances because I don't enjoy being slapped in the face by racial stereotypes during my free time. This story has both a great interracial couple and realistic cultural elements that highlight their differences.
Tiffany Cheung travels a path I think a lot of 20/30 something year olds can relate to these days. She's armed with a degree, but not working in her desired position. She has big dreams, but can't seem to get things on track to please herself or her family. Her parents own a Chinese diner in a small, mostly white town. The family is doing well, but after being a loner growing up, Tiffany longs for a life in publishing in NYC. Returning to this small town to deal with her parents strict standards and bickering, and the way they pit her against her brother is the last thing she wants, but broke woman's gotta do what a broke woman's gotta do. I really enjoyed Tiffany as a character. We see her experience a full range of emotions, but none of the scenes are bogged down with internal monologue.
Chris Jamieson (Or Chris Hemsworth for fantasy purposes) is a single father running his family farm with is father, William and his son, Simon. Chris was off to college when he found out his hs sweetheart was pregnant. He returned to raise his son. His ex-wife is now out of the picture. Chris isn't your typical high school jock turned farmer. He's smart, and an environmentalist and thank sweet Jesus, he doesn't like Tiffany just because she's Asian. Tiffany tutored Chris in high school, a time in her life when she was very withdrawn socially. Now that they are both single and more mature adults, Chris wants to get to know her better. His feelings develop naturally and he is careful to consider Tiffany's role in his son's life before taking things further. He's not thinking with his cock.
Tiffany has different experiences with all 3 of the Jamieson men. A nicely balanced romantic relationship with Chris, a teacher/mentor relationship with Simon, and a woman of color vs a racist bigot relationship with Will. Will reminded me of Cotton Hill from King of the Hill. He's racist comments felt real and were spread out into the plot where the reader gets to see how is attitude effects not only Tiffany, but his son and grandson.
There's also a side plot with Tiffany's brother, Daniel. He's coming at the same issues from a different direction. He's happy to please his parents, but hanging in there with them in the family restaurant is ruining his love life.
All in, the relationship between Chris and Tiffany was well done. The sexy times, though, brief were steamy. The relationship between both families, internally and with others, was will done. The "moral" of this story is finding the right place for yourself, not the place you THINK you should be. I would definitely read more about these characters :) ...more
grrr i hate novellas. why? because when i like them i always want them to be longer, gosh darnit! i re*Perfect if you like the Food Network. And sex.*
grrr i hate novellas. why? because when i like them i always want them to be longer, gosh darnit! i really liked this story. the only thing that kept me from giving it a full 5 stars was a short "this could be solved with communication" moment. but it is short, i swear.
Pepper and Priest are teenage friends who couldn't make the step to lovers because Priest is a dummy when it comes to the people around him. Years later, still friends and now rivals in the food truck business, Pepper and Priest still have the hots for each other.
Priest came off the page as bona fide hottie. i love men with tats. though he fucked up in the past i think Carney did a good job in making his change in personality and his claims of love for Pepper seem sincere. Pepper holds her ground just long enough so you don't want to stab her. at the end, I WANTED MORE! Sweet and short, this story also made me really hungry. ...more
Another winner. Ian was fantastic, but Maggie? Maggie is my favorite Jenkins heroine so far. She was such a fighter, but without being stripped of herAnother winner. Ian was fantastic, but Maggie? Maggie is my favorite Jenkins heroine so far. She was such a fighter, but without being stripped of her humor and her humanity. Great story, great action, and there's sex on a train. Who doesn't love train sex. I would recommend this story to anyone who enjoys romance. :) ...more
The premise of this book deserves 6 stars. I felt like I was reading a cool continuation to The Incredibles which is one of my favorite movies ever.
InThe premise of this book deserves 6 stars. I felt like I was reading a cool continuation to The Incredibles which is one of my favorite movies ever.
In a world where superheroes are very real and very busy with their personal lives, TJ is trying to get by as a super raising young twins. I LOVE the ides of a superhero, single mom. It's made the more kick ass that she's Latina.
However, I had two issues with this novella. 1) Annamarie. The plot of trying to keep your evil ex husband from snatching your kids was enough all on it's own. The romance with Annamarie just wasn't working for me. Their relationship felt very rushed. I felt like they hooked up because they were supposed to, not because they actually liked each other. As the feelings warm, I still felt like Annamarie was not prioritizing the mortal threat with getting TJ naked. Or maybe TJ wasn't prioritizing. I was attached to TJ and her kids. Not to Annamarie.
2) The editing. There were sentences I had to reread more than once, all over the place. There were also instances of head hoping that confused the heck out of me. One moment I'm in TJ's head and the next I'm in Annamarie's.
Those issues aside, I loved that action and the characters. Diaz has a brilliant imagination. Brilliant. I'm looking forward to the next installment....more
this is my favorite book in the series so far. a nice array of couples. sexy times with weres and vamps alike. i didn't want it to end and im a littlethis is my favorite book in the series so far. a nice array of couples. sexy times with weres and vamps alike. i didn't want it to end and im a little bummed i'll have to wait another year for the next installment. ...more