There was so much chatter on twitter and GR about this book that I assumed the proverbial bandwagon was rolling on in to town again. I normally make iThere was so much chatter on twitter and GR about this book that I assumed the proverbial bandwagon was rolling on in to town again. I normally make it a point to steer clear having been run over by those wheels all to often in the past. But when a few of my favorite reviewers started raving about it, my curiosity got the best of me.
Well, curiosity killed this cat in all the best ways.
I don't think I have ever been taken so by surprise as I have with Real.
It wasn't the story line that got me, it was Katy Evans' ability to create a character so colorful, so brutally honest, so visual, so tangible, so unique, so Real. The title of the story fits perfectly in every way imaginable.
Remington Tate came to life for me. I haven't been this mesmerized by a character in a very long time. A character that I would think about during the day, lay a wake at night with many thoughts rolling around in my brain.
Dimples. Dark scruffy jaw. Boyish smile. Man's body. Killer Tan. Powerful. Hungry. Feral. All encompassing. Larger than life. Kind hearted. Giving. Loyal. Dark. Volatile. Focused. A Lion.
Remy is the epitome of the book boyfriend.
I hung on his every word...
“When I take you, you’ll be mine,” he says, a soft promise in my ear. He slides his thumb along my jaw, then gently kisses my earlobe
“You need to be certain.”
"You wanted me, Here I am"
"I am so fucking in love with you, I don't even know what to do with myself anymore"
I had shivers running down my spine!!
And I did like the story too! Sweet, romantic, a bit dark in backgrounds. Nice secondary characters to balance everything out. An evil villain bent on destroying Remy. A very hawt alpha male, Oh I said that already?, well it's worth saying again!
But Remy...totally fangirling and a super duper girl crush on Katy Evans...
Definitely worth the read and even happier the bandwagon did not steer me wrong!
So we have come to the end of the story of Max and Ava. A story filled to capacity with bumps, pitfalls, trauma, dramaMy 5 Star Simply Splendid Review
So we have come to the end of the story of Max and Ava. A story filled to capacity with bumps, pitfalls, trauma, drama, and an emotional rollercoaster I thought would never end.
But it was also a story filled to the brim with unbridled love and passion.
And some seriously scorching heat and smexiness!!
The Inspiration (Work of Art, #1) we met these two crazy love birds, a story filled with passion as well as the unraveling of broken spirits.
In The Unveiling (Work of Art, #2), we followed Max and Ava as they found themselves again in each other taking steps together towards building their lives and relationship.
And finally in The Masterpiece (Work of Art #3), we have Max and Ava completely together as they take their journey in love, life, and the building of their dreams.
I loved how both Max and Ava grew in this story.
Max, so broken and mistrustful, learns how to really love, how to trust, how to forgive, and most of all, how to love himself.
Ava, she was a huge wow factor for me. Her strength and faith in Max was unyielding.
And even though there were some missteps and drama, I'll give you one hint - TRAVIS, because this is an author who loves the rollercoaster, Ava was still able to stay strong, help and guide Max, bring a family back together, and most of all, learn the true meaning of love and how her love of Max and his love of Ava just conquers all.
A true romance.
And the epilogue...
I love an epilogue and Ruth Clampett gave an amazingly sweet look in to the future of Max and Ava, winding everything up very nicely...complete perfection.
The Work of Art series has definitely earned a place in my heart and is a favorite series read for 2015. ...more
You just can not go wrong with a story from Sydney Logan. She will tell you a story every time that leaves you with a My 5 Star I Love A Thief Review!
You just can not go wrong with a story from Sydney Logan. She will tell you a story every time that leaves you with a smile.
Pros and Cons is a tell me a story kind of story that I love.
Low angst, a touch of drama, some suspense, romance, a story line that flows, and characters you will love.
Jenna York and Ethan Summers are professional thieves, the best in the business. Their paths constantly cross and though it seems they don't like each other, the simmering chemistry just constantly bubbles to the surface with every encounter. When they finally give in, the passion and sparks fly.
A tragedy happens when they team up for a job, leaving them both hurt and reeling to the core. It's the tragedy that finally brings them together and determined to have a "normal" life.
But that is easier said then done. Wanted by the FBI and Interpol, a mad man on their heels trying to force them in to working for the cartel, and personal issues both heartbreaking and uplifting just kept the story flowing with each turn of the pages.
Oh and the banter between these two!! Loved it! Ethan is suave and cocky sure, Jenna, always ready with a barb in response.
Such a good story! Not light, or heavy, just a really nice balance that keeps you going. Solid story rounded out with some really good secondary characters just delivers it all in a very nicely tied up and happy ending!
Bedrock is an absolute jewel of a story. The adrenaline is still pumping and my thoughts swirling!
This was a story that just grabbed you at chapter 1Bedrock is an absolute jewel of a story. The adrenaline is still pumping and my thoughts swirling!
This was a story that just grabbed you at chapter 1 and if you survive it, you are on your way to an amazing read.
Intelligently written story of choices and the consequences of those choices. All choices have consequences, some good, some bad.
Bedrock is a roller coaster of emotions. Lot's of twists and turns. Every chapter a page turner. Every page a WOW factor.
Addison has her life very carefully planned out. She wants a loving husband, children, and a happy life. Coming from a home life less than stellar, she is very goal oriented in what she perceives to be her dreams.
Addison meets Patrick in college. He is everything she wants in a partner and they immediately hit it off. Patrick is also very focused on what he wants as life goals.
They are blissful. The relationship has many ups and downs all very realistically written, leading them to marriage. All is happy and life goals achieved, or are they?
Nothing in life is perfect and Addie soon discovers she is not as happy as she had hoped to be. With the birth of her first baby who is colicky, Patrick's dominating personality in wanting Addie to be a stay a home wife and mother, dissatisfaction in herself and loss of career, Addie becomes very disillusioned. Not what she thought her life would be.
Patrick on the other hand is very happy. Career is going well, Addie is home raising the children, ideal life in his minds eye, or is it? We shall soon discover, not so much on his part either.
But they do love each other, you definitely get a feel for the chemistry these two have. They want things to work and they want to be happy.
Addie decides to look for a job, quietly.
Enter William. A handsome and powerful man she meets after getting stuck in an elevator. And something very surprising happens while stuck in that elevator. It is at this point the story really takes off.
There are so many choices for all three of them. All leading to a very climatic and surprising ending in the story and with even more choices. A bit of a cliffie ending but no worries. I checked with the author and she is writing the follow up as we speak to be released in October. I personally have not had my fill of Addie, Patrick, and William.
Bedrock is not an easy story to review. There were so many levels in the story happening, though seamlessly and well written out that it would be very easy to give away spoilers. I definitely don't want to do that. I want you to read it and tell me how much you love it too!
Very powerfully written and engaging. You will be very drawn in and very pleased with this gem of a story. ...more
Well that is truly the understatement of the century!
Once again T.M. Franklin hits it out of the park with her followAva's life is . . . complicated.
Well that is truly the understatement of the century!
Once again T.M. Franklin hits it out of the park with her follow up to More.
Dare I even say I loved it more than More??
Yes, I absolutely dare because WOWThe Guardians was just an AMAZING ride! I am still a little giddy thinking about it.
After all the drama, trauma, and heart stopping palpitations of More, we find Ava back at school, transitioning into her "new life" with the humans while the Council watches to make sure she stays quiet about the Race.
Ava and Caleb have come to understand and accept their feelings for one another, though Caleb is still holding back a bit, leaving Ava somewhat frustrated and confused. But their banter is still as lovable and infectious as always. Caleb continues to help Ava train and understand her gifts. All seems to be going along well, until Caleb starts acting distant and odd. Ava doesn't want to push not knowing what the issue really is but then Caleb is accused of betraying the Council by joining the Rogues. Caleb runs, and Tiernan is brought in to bring Caleb before the Council. Ava doesn't believe that Caleb has switched sides and convinces Tiernan to let her come along while he tracks down Caleb.
The story really takes off at this point and T.M. Franklin once again leads us down a path of twists and turns as well as not knowing who to really trust. I especially liked Ava and Tiernan's blossoming friendship. I think they had a mutual love/hate/respect for each other. They had quite the banter at certain times that was extremely amusing.
And while he scared the bajeepers out of me in More, in The Guardians, I really grew to like and trust him.
The author's ability to seamlessly introduce secondary characters just added to the pace and flow of the story. And even though their are a multitude of characters and story lines going on, I was not at no time lost or confused.
This is obviously a huge credit to the author's writing style, just again a big WOW.
I was again fully drawn into the author's world that I read this book in two evenings.
The multilayered story lines are nicely tied up with many answers held over from the first book, but still unsettled issues and questions exist leaving just enough questions and trepidation about the Rouges to leave you wanting more.
There is nothing better than a series moving along and getting better and better with each book.
Truly one of the best series I have read in a long time.
And....I am so HAPPY I have Twelve because I don't think I could have waited for what happens next to Ava and Caleb!!!
This was my first Christina Lee story and oh my wowzer I loved it!
I will be venturing more in to the author'My 5 Star Breathy Love an Accent Review
This was my first Christina Lee story and oh my wowzer I loved it!
I will be venturing more in to the author's world and stalking her forever on twitter :)
There You Stand was what I like to call a "Tell Me A Story" kind of story. A true "Fun Read".
Solid story line. Amazing flow. Well built characterizations. No over the top drama or angst. Fantastic balance of emotions.
And....two amazingly sexy men.
Now, yes this is a M/M romance, which I am a fan of, but even if your not sure or it's your first time, there is just something about two men in love in the romance world. I always find the feelings and expressions so intimate and passionate in a very understated way. There is no BAM in your face, they are always a slow boiling build. And when they finally get there, the love is so real, it's palpable.
And to top all that off, we have cutie patootie dogs in the story bringing some light hearted fun in to the mix! And one of them is a bit needy and nuts named Chopper, you're going to love him, especially how he came to be! How can you not love a man who loves their pets? It's impossible.
As for our boys, Cory and Jude. Loved them.
They both have had a lot of hurt and heartbreak in their lives, each dealing with it in very different ways.
Cory from the loss of a past love leaving him heart broken and guilty. Jude from abuse and mistrust. But the attraction is there. The wanting more is there. And instead of going the route of jumping off the cliff,the author instead does a slow build starting with friendship and trust.
The story line was filled with wanting, needing, passion, mystery, a bit of danger, and overwhelmingly pure love.
And even though this is part of a series, it can easily be read as a stand alone.
The story was also had a great flow, I read it in one sitting, because I just had too, so will you once you start.
For an added bonus - Includes a preview of Christina Lee's upcoming adult romance Two of Hearts!!
Now for some smoldering teasers...
He backed me down the hallway, yanking off my shirt and unbuttoning my pants.
It felt so urgent, like we were running out of time. Not only because I had a job to get to, but also because I never felt certain of how many more days we might have left.
“I need to touch you,” he said, hemming my thighs against the bed, and forcing me to lean back.
Suddenly he grabbed my face and backed me against the wall, kissing me hard and deep and desperate.
Like he was releasing it all—giving it all to me.
“I don’t want to talk right now. I want to taste you.”
I completely enjoyed this story from start to finish with a huge gooning grin on my face!