Raze has been keeping secrets from his fellow Vanguard members. Even so, he's one of the of the most useful - being former military, he's a great fighRaze has been keeping secrets from his fellow Vanguard members. Even so, he's one of the of the most useful - being former military, he's a great fighter and can shoot to kill. Vinnie was a profiler for the FBI and a therapist in her past life before Scorpius. Sure, after being drugged and held against her will by the President, she might see hallucinations and barely be able to not speak her mind, but that doesn't mean she can't do a fine job for Vanguard.
Vinnie and Raze have a great connection right from the start, but Raze can't help but feel extremely conflicted - after all, his secrets revolve around her.
Raze and Vinnie made a good couple, balancing one another out well. I was happy how the big secret was not held until the end, creating a huge conflict throughout the entire novel; instead, it was revealed and then a plan was made. Additionally there was a secondary sub-plot going on with a faction within Vanguard, and it kept the pace going well throughout.
Shadow Falling was enjoyable, and a good addition to The Scorpius Syndrome series. I'll be checking out the next installment.
A big thank-you to NetGalley for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review....more
One for the Money was a nice addition to the Night Huntress series, which I really miss.
A Questionable Client...I really should have sought this out aOne for the Money was a nice addition to the Night Huntress series, which I really miss.
A Questionable Client...I really should have sought this out a LONG time ago. I never knew where Saiman came from - he was introduced early in the series (the first book? I can't remember) as if he was already known, or there was a kind of background on him. But I never knew what that background was. This. It was this. I'm very happy to now know and understand the gist of Saiman....more
Alex is a half-blood: half pure blood and half mortal. When her mother withdrew her from school at the Covenant three years ago, Alex was on track toAlex is a half-blood: half pure blood and half mortal. When her mother withdrew her from school at the Covenant three years ago, Alex was on track to become a Guard or Sentinel for the Hematoi - pure blood decendents of the Greek Gods. So now that she's back after that long of no constant training, she's more than a little behind and out of shape. Aiden, a Sentinel for the Covenant, agrees to train Alex during the summer in order to get her in-line with others in her class.
Having read the Vampire Academy novels, I have to address the similarities. And yes, there are plenty of them, especially in the first third of this book. However, since JLA is my favorite author, I in no way could ever believe she would copy another's work. She has plenty of other ideas poking out of that amazing brain of hers - she wouldn't even need to do that! On top of that, I liked the story of the VA series, however, I honestly cannot stand Mead's writing. I literally had to force myself to pick up not only the next book in the series every time, but even while reading it, to continue each book. A struggle would be an extreme understatement for me. Believe me, I know I am in the minority with that, but it's true. JLA's writing is so fluid, it draws me in every time. Again, there's no denying that there are some definite similarities, but I am not bothered by them....more
I'd heard wonderful things about Radiance, so even after being unsure after reading the synopsis, I still decided to check it out. I am so very glad tI'd heard wonderful things about Radiance, so even after being unsure after reading the synopsis, I still decided to check it out. I am so very glad that I did. I loved the slow-building romance between Ildiko and Brishen. It was so realistic and unrushed. This is easily one of my new favorites....more
Since former Marine, Talon's wife passed two years ago, he's become the ultimate womanizer. He never spends more than a night or two with a w3.5 Stars
Since former Marine, Talon's wife passed two years ago, he's become the ultimate womanizer. He never spends more than a night or two with a woman and he hardly can even remember their names afterward. After all, he's created a nickname for each and every one, so what does it matter? When Nicole shows up in front of his surf shop looking worse for wear, his protective qualities rush to the surface immediately. He may not feel much of anything for women, but her certainly can't stand to see one having been beaten. Little does he know, helping Nicole when she needs him most is causing him to bite off way more than he ever intended.
I didn't know going in that this was the first of a new spin-off series from another series of Ms. Bartel. I don't think it would have changed how much I liked it or my understanding of this novel, but it would have been nice to have read that first. I enjoyed the relationships between the characters and the amount of things happening in the novel. However, I felt like a large amount of it was completely unrealistic of what would be happening in the situation. The love scenes were hot though, and I did enjoy the story.
Thank you to NetGalley for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review....more
This time around with Jane Yellowrock, there was a lot more going on and a lot more emotion from our leading lady. I'm beginning to really like Jane aThis time around with Jane Yellowrock, there was a lot more going on and a lot more emotion from our leading lady. I'm beginning to really like Jane as a person....more
Anyone who got this far in the series has been waiting since book one, Claimed, to see Janie Belle get her own sCan I give this one six stars instead?
Anyone who got this far in the series has been waiting since book one, Claimed, to see Janie Belle get her own story. Well this was her chance (!!!) and Rebecca Zanetti did not disappoint. This novel was full of action from start to finish - and not just the sexy kind! This one took us on one hell of a ride through multiple meetings, kidnappings, bombings and more.
I always knew Janie would choose Zane, not Kalin, who were her childhood dreamworld playmates, but I always wondered how Kalin would be involved. After this much build-up, he's obviously not going to simply step aside. Also, we've all been waiting for how Janie would change the world as the Chosen One. Again, no disappointment from me on the outcome - I was really excited that I actually did not predict this one.
There was a lot going on in Marked. Like...a LOT. At the same time, I really didn't feel like Janie & Zane's love story took a back burner. It really was up front and center even with so much chaos going on around them. Also, I loved that we were able to see an update on all of our favorite characters from the previous installments, as well.
I can admit it...I had a copy of Marked for months now before I read it. I just wasn't ready to let this series go. I even have all three of the Realm Enforcers novels ready to read, but it was difficult for me - I've been absolutely in love with this series since I read Claimed three years ago. However, I'm so glad that I finally took charge of my book-reading life and got on with it. I'm excited to see where the Realm Enforcers take us and I hope that we'll get glimpses into our favorite characters' lives from time to time....more