Nice Girl's Don't Have Fangs started off as a really cute book. It drew me in practically from the beginning. I really enjoyed Jane...more**spoiler alert**
Nice Girl's Don't Have Fangs started off as a really cute book. It drew me in practically from the beginning. I really enjoyed Jane's tone of voice and her sense of humor. Gabriel was a strong male lead and complimented Jane really well. He was obviously very attached and attracted to her and only wanted the very best for her, even while someone was trying to harm her and blame some murders on her.
Jane starts off by losing her job, getting head-over-heels drunk, flirting with a gorgeous stranger, getting shot and killed and then being revived as a vampire by that aforementioned gorgeous stranger. Definitely an interested and hard way to spend a day. But Jane takes it in amazing stride. I mean after all, it's not like vampires are a myth any more. Not after one came out of the closet and sued his old job to get it back and give him the night shifts he had been requesting. That was definitely an interesting take on the vampire myth. And always nice to receive a vampire welcome banquet with a starter kit that every new vampire will need to survive.
As things start to slowly head up between Jane and Gabriel they also start to look down for her. There is some one out there killing vampires... and they are trying to pin it on Jane. We are dragged into a web of lies and confusion and we have to figure out who it is that is playing these games.
However... about half way into the book. It starts to get a little to sugary sweet for my tastes. Like I said, I liked Jane's character, but she was way to reserved and to hesitant on taking risks. Especially with Gabriel. Another thing was, when they do finally have some "sexy" time together, it's during a huge fight and they are kinda doing it on top of broken glass... This just totally didn't fit in my head, it just didn't work for the story.
Besides the "too sugary" part of the books, I personally, found it a little to easy to figure out who was doing the killing and trying to pin it on Jane and exactly why he or she was doing it. Mind you, it's for a rather "weird" (yes that is my way of saying stupid) concept for a vampire want. But let's just go along with it.
All together, while I had some issues with the book, I did enjoy it and do look forward to the next one in the series.(less)
Oh My Gosh... How I enjoyed this book. It was action filled from beginning to end and I never knew what was coming next. The first...more**spoiler alert**
Oh My Gosh... How I enjoyed this book. It was action filled from beginning to end and I never knew what was coming next. The first few pages in the book was slightly confusing, I didn't understand exactly what was going on... but once I got the hang of the flow of the book, I couldn't put it down.
Kitty was a thoroughly enjoyable character to read about. She has one of the best senses of humor that I have found in book, ever. And best of all is that she didn't take a back seat to any of the "ultra hunky" guys around her. She took charge right from the get go and didn't run in the opposite direction freaking out, like you would find in a lot of other books. When it's discovered that she is surrounded by aliens, she takes it in stride and goes with the flow. She has a sharp wit and mind, was able to come up with things that the aliens (who had been fighting their nemesis for generations) couldn't even figure out. Not only was she talking the talk, but she could put the swag in her walk as well. She was kick-ass and was never afraid to take on the big scary aliens, and beat their butties.
Jeff Martini... what can I even say about him, but... where can I find a guy like that for myself. He has definitely become my latest book boyfriend. He connected with Kitty on so many different levels and not only because he had the ability to read emotions. They made a great team together and trusted each other, not running games around each other. And the chemistry, it was off the charts and they didn't play games with that either. They liked each other and they took a leap and went with it, regardless of what others might think.
I must say though, one thing that I found really annoying with the story was Kitty's mother actually. Her mother was kick-ass and strong as well (I mean both her parents were) and they were both hiding a big family secret from Kitty. But, I don't know, her mother annoyed me. She was over bearing, over-powering and at time boorish. She tried to push Christopher off on Kitty way to hard and wouldn't let her just make up her mind on her own. It pissed me off more then the "bad" guys in the book did. It found it pretty amusing that Kitty's dad's name was Sol Katt.
I enjoyed this book. It kept me up late into the night reading and laughing. It was a completely different take on Heaven, Hell and Alien's. I can't wait to start reading Alien Tango and see where this series goes next. But mostly I can't wait to get another fill of Kitty and Jeff. I definitely give this series two thumbs up. Loved it.(less)
I started One Foot in the Grave right after finishing the first book in the series, Halfway to the Grave and I must say I enjoyed t...more**spoiler alert**
I started One Foot in the Grave right after finishing the first book in the series, Halfway to the Grave and I must say I enjoyed this book even more then the first.
It started off suspenseful. To see how Cat was now... after 4 years had gone by since the first book ended. The last book ended with her running away from Bones (for his "safety") with her mother and joining a secret, vampire hunting group. And she is still with this group in this book. But right from the beginning all I could think about was... how were her and Bones going to end back up together, and how would their first meeting go after being away from one another after so long.
Why Ms. Frost, you did not disappoint me.
Cat and Bones reunion was absolutely hilarious (even funnier then their interactions in the first book). I must say the whole "Chris Pin" part was the funniest in the whole book... I couldn't stop laughing for a while.
I am appreciative that when Bones and Cat finally reunite, it doesn't take over half of the book and that Cat was smart enough to know that she still loved Bones and probably always would. That she didn't fight her feelings forever (that would have just been a freaking headache).
The issues that Bones and Cat faced, were even bigger and troublesome then in the first book. And a lot closer to home as well. They had to learn how to work together even more then they did in the first to overcome the "bad" guys. Cat even tracks down her daddy in this book. Who isn't really grateful to have been found.
And there is a shocker at the end of the book that I really didn't see coming but thoroughly enjoyed. I loved how Bones came to Cat's rescue.
I can't wait to start reading At Grave's End, the third book in this series and to see where Ms. Frost takes us next.(less)
How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire sounded soooo interesting. As did the concept behind the book. A Vampire with a broken fang seek...more**spoiler alert**
How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire sounded soooo interesting. As did the concept behind the book. A Vampire with a broken fang seeking out a Dentist who could fix it for him and them ending up falling madly in love with one another. It was a concept that I hadn't read about before. So I was fairly interested in reading this one, despite the negative reviews it had gotten.
Unfortunately, this book was just okay for me. There really wasn't anything about it that stood out. That popped. That gave me the crazy urge to keep reading long into the night.
The characters were okay. The plot line and speed behind it were okay. Overall... it was okay.
Shanna Whelan is a dentist, who's afraid of blood and who also happens to be the target of the Russian Mob. But there's a lot more behind the story then what there first appears to be. Shanna is a lot more special then even she knows. And you can thank her Vampire hating dad for that.
Roman Draganesti is a Vampire, with a broken fang. He's also a man who's unknowingly searching for the right woman. Despite the harem of woman already at his disposal and the vows he took as a monk a few hundred years ago.
Both of these characters are definitely full of contradictions as well as being perfect for one another. But they have to learn how to over come both family and personal problems before they can learn to let their love for each other show and to be happy together. I enjoy the characters, even if they did fall a little on the flat side throughout a lot of the book.
I have to say, however, it wasn't really the characters that had me... just not enjoying this read as much as I had hoped I would. It had more to do with the romance. I have recently found myself more interested in Adult Paranormal Romances, because I have needed some steamy love between the two main characters (I know, I'm a perv... lol). How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire just didn't deliver this for me. I started reading this one right after I had finished Kiss of Midnight by Lara Adrian and in that book, there was at least 3 (if not more) different steamy love scenes between the two main characters. In this book, there was barely one and it wasn't until close to the end of the book. I found myself going crazy. I needed some more steamy, that Ms. Sparks just wasn't delivering for me.
I will be continuing with this series, it is on my list of "Adult Paranormals" to read. I am just hoping the series gets more interesting (with some steamy in it) as it goes along. Here's to keeping my fingers crossed.(less)
In a lot of reviews that I have read, they have all shared one common thread. That Kiss of Midnight and in fact the whole Breed Ser...more**spoiler alert**
In a lot of reviews that I have read, they have all shared one common thread. That Kiss of Midnight and in fact the whole Breed Series is a rip off of The Black Dagger Brotherhood Series. Having never read the BDB Series (I have the first book on reserve at my Library), I went into this book without any prejudices. And I really enjoyed it.
This was truly a steamy book to read. There were plenty of love scenes which I have been craving for in books lately.
Gabrielle is a fun heroine to read about. She didn't leave me begging for me like a lot of other heroines have. She was brave, strong and wasn't afraid to go after what she wanted; Lucan. She also wasn't afraid to take what she wanted; Lucan's body. LOL. The chemistry between Gabrielle and Lucan was off the charts and could be felt practically from the moment that they meet.
Lucan was also an enjoyable character to read about. He had a lot of issue's plaguing him, which made him an extremely complicated character to get to know. But Gabrielle didn't let this fact come between them. There are countless times that Lucan tries to push Gabrielle away, saying that it is for her own protection (and sometimes it is), but Gabrielle wasn't an insistent little vixen and she was able to eventually break him down.
Besides loving the characters (I can't wait to get to read the other steamy guys stories), I loved the story behind the characters. Lara Adrian has a good mythology behind her characters. She obviously understands where they are all coming from. It is the first time I have read about Vampires originating from Aliens (and outer space), but it was a really thought out and logical way to go with the mythology of Vampires. I enjoyed the idea of the breedmates as well. Even if it did kind of limit the choices that the Breed Warriors would have with their eventual mates. It is easy to see how these men (all vampires are men, no women born into them) can hide within our society without us finding out about them, unless we are one of the Breedmates (the few selected human woman who can marry and mate with the Breed men).
Overall, this was an enjoyable story. While there was danger and bad guys involved, I didn't feel like it was over the top and impossible like I do in a lot of books lately. While the bad guys were an obvious threat, I felt that Adrian still effectively blended them (and their need to be there) into the story line that she is weaving. I look forward to getting my hands on Kiss of Crimson to see where she takes us now. I also look forward to getting to know more about the Breed Warrior named Dante and to see how steamy his book is.
This is a series I know that I will be looking forward to continuing.(less)
Halfway to the Grave was a really enjoyable book to read. Ms. Frost has created a truly entertaining and enjoyable ride. She has cr...more**spoiler alert**
Halfway to the Grave was a really enjoyable book to read. Ms. Frost has created a truly entertaining and enjoyable ride. She has created unique and quirky, spunky and gusty characters.
Cat is a half-human, half-vampire, who kills vampires for a living while going to College during the days. She's trying to eventually find her father, the man who ruined her mother's life and helped to create her in the process. However, even though she has been relatively success to date with killing some vamps, one slip up and she is captured by a vampire hunter, who happens to be a vampire himself, Bones to be more accurate.
It is at this point that the book starts to get really interesting. The chemistry and witty banter between Cat and Bones practically sparks off the pages from their first meeting, and as they get closer to one another, those sparks only get sharper.
The book, while at times it could be a little slowly, still worked up nicely and there was plenty of action as well. Watching Bones build up Cat as a hunter was the best and to see their affection grow was oft times more entertaining and hilarious then anything else. It was obviously from the first that Bones was into Cat, but it took Cat a lot longer (with her inborn hatred of all vampires) to get over Bones being one and her to see the man behind the vampire.
The motives behind the "bad" guy in this book, was obvious from the very beginning and it was easy to point out the good side and the bad side. But that was refreshing as well. In a lot of books, I keep finding the problems the good guys have to get over in the books seem to be "overwhelmingly" against them succeeding, but not so in this book. You knew Bones and Cat would over come anything, as long as they had each other.
And then just as they over come the problems facing them, something comes up and budges in the way of their happiness... and Cat is convinced she must give up her happiness with Bones to protect him. But is this really the "end" for them. I highly doubt that. After all, Bones did promise to find her if she ever tried to run away.(less)
Due to a time crunch and a personal re-injury. I have decided to not do a full review for this book. I will only be posting a few of my thoughts on it...moreDue to a time crunch and a personal re-injury. I have decided to not do a full review for this book. I will only be posting a few of my thoughts on it.
Personally, this book was just okay... and barely that. It was interesting at times, but the only character that I connected to a all was Beck and he was treated poorly throughout most of the book by Riley. I didn't like Riley at all. I found her to be extremely immature and selfish. Her "love" with Simon was way underdeveloped and I didn't feel any chemistry between them at all. I only continued on with this series to see if Beck finally got the girl that he is so officially madly in love with. And suffuse it to say, the next book ended up being just as disappointing as this one. (less)
This review is very personal to me. It contains some very personal information. If you don't like to see this in a review, then you...more**spoiler alert**
This review is very personal to me. It contains some very personal information. If you don't like to see this in a review, then you should stop reading this now.
To be completely honest, I don't know how to start off with this review. I finished this book over 2 weeks ago and I have yet to figure out an answer to this problem. I have been trying really hard to figure out a way to make this review less personal to me, but I just haven't been able to figure out a way. So I will just have to go with my gut and see what happens.
I picked up this book because it got a really good review from a blogger that I stock. Her reviews have led me to read so really good books so I thought this would be a good read as well. But boy was this something else to read. While reading this I ran through so many different emotions, the most common being: Annoyance and down right anger.
I am not saying this was a bad book to read, not at all. But it was a book that was extremely difficult for me to read. I tried my hardest to be sensitive to the topic that was being discussed. Rape is a hard topic to be covered. A lot of times it is like a voodoo word that people will purposely skip over. I understand this all. However, the way that it was handled in this book, the way that Sidney handled it, by trying to brush it all under a rug, not tell anyone... but it still getting the best of her and herself allowing it to affect all areas of her life and then blaming the guy for taking everything from her... This struck a cord with me.
Early I warned you all that this would be a very personal review. You may be wondering why I said this... It is because I have been a rape victim myself. So I can understand where Sidney is coming from. In a way at least. My experience was from a family member and I had to see him on a constant basis. I was only 12 years old when it happened to me and no I didn't tell anyone what happened. I was a scared little girl. I looked up the statics on rapes and it is kind of shocking to see that about 60-70% of rapes do go unreported.
This is not what really got to me about this book, however. I can understand that she was scared or just didn't know how to explain what had happened to her. Even if she didn't remember the details, she knew what had happened on a physical level. What really gets me, is that fact that she allowed herself to become a victim of this crime. Sidney allowed her world to fall down around her. She allowed herself to lose her friends. She allowed herself to become distant from her mother. She allowed her grades to fail.... etc.
I kept telling myself over and over and over again that I needed to be more open to what was going on in her head. Everybody deals with things differently. But no matter how many times I told myself this, I couldn't handle the fact that she kept blaming the guy that did this to her. Yes, it is a TERRIBLE thing that happened to her, but you can't just lay down and allow yourself to be a victim of the crime as well.
I wanted to see some fight. Some indignation that this guy should dare to take something so very precious from her. But I didn't see any of this in the book. So instead I started to focus on everything else. The relationship that was slowly build upon between Sidney and Corey (the slow build up of trust between them was inspiring to read). The peaks we got into the relationship between Sidney and her mom (which I must say is the best mother/daughter relationship I have ever read in a book). How her mother struggled to raise her. How Sidney and her two girlfriends were eventually able to make up and then ended up being her biggest support system. All of these things are what make the book easier for me to read. It wasn't until the very end, when the truth finally came out that you finally saw a fight in Sidney. This is also when she finally got to see that even those this terrible thing happened to her, the people that she loved and loved her back, still stayed by her side.
This wasn't a bad book. It was just a really hard book for me to read because it was so very personal to me. But I would still recommend it to people to read about because it is an emotionally moving book as well.(less)
Even if your meant to be with someone, that doesn't mean you necessarily get to be with them.
Oh Catching Jordan, for shame. How yo...more**spoiler alert**
Even if your meant to be with someone, that doesn't mean you necessarily get to be with them.
Oh Catching Jordan, for shame. How you have broken my fragile little heart.
I will be the first to admit that at first, I actually really did not like this book. The writing style and voice of Jordan just plain ol' got on my nerves. She was annoying to me and for the life of her she couldn't see what was going on, right in front of her eyes. I caught on from the very beginning, it really wasn't all that hard to figure it out. But then again, I will give some credit. It is a lot easier for an outsider to see the issues, then it is for someone stuck in the middle of them.
While the first good 20-30% of this book rubbed me the wrong way, I was determined to finish it. It had been getting such raving reviews (some of them by bloggers that I stock on a regular basis), that I just needed to see what they had seen in this book. While, it may have taken me a little bit longer to see the hidden gems in Catching Jordan I did eventually see them and once I did, I couldn't put this book down.
However, I think Catching Jordan may have had a bigger emotional impact on me then it did others. The thought of friends falling in love, really isn't a new one. But best friends... in love... SOOO much can go wrong in that scenario... and I know first hand.
I was blissfully unaware for years, that one of my closest friends held a secret love for me. I don't think it helped the fact that when we first met I was already dating the guy who eventually became his best friend. And so when we eventually became friends ourselves, that all I saw him as... a really good friend. Oh, but how life can be a mean mean person sometimes. After about a year and I had broken up with that guy, my friend and I, continued to stay in contact. We eventually fell out of contact with one another and didn't start speaking again until about a year and a half later. & it was like we had never lost contact with each other. & that was when he finally confessed how he had always loved me. & what a shock that was for me. He even broke up with his girlfriend to be with me, but I just didn't know if that was what I wanted. Yet, the door had been opened and it could never be shut again. The more our friendship grew stronger after our distance from one another, the more I came to see him as more then just my best friend. I came to love him as much as he had always loved me. But by that point, he already had another girlfriend. This all happened back in late 2009, and to this day my heart still yearns for him, even though he has finally moved on. It is a TERRIBLE pain, being in love with your best friend and having to see them happy with somebody else. A terrible, devastating pain. But at the same time, I can't be angry or sad about it. For he is my best friend (& I am his) and all I really want for him, is to always be happy. Even if that means it's not with me.....
So in this regards, what happens between Jordan and Henry, while Jordan is learning how to open up and try to love Ty all at the same time. Really speaks to my heart. I went into this book expecting a light-hearted story about first love. But oh boy was I wrong. This is a heartbreaking book about growing up, learning how to hold on to what is most precious to you, staying true to your and your heart & not letting the perfect guy get away from you. No matter how hard he may try sometimes.
Jordan's dad says, "While you may be meant to be with someone, that doesn't mean you always get to be with them." And oh but how true that statement is. I didn't get to be with mine and that is a pain I will eventually have to learn how to get over but maybe, just maybe, Jordan will get her happily-ever-after for the both of us.(less)