Oh that was fantastic! I would like the next one now please :D Heh. I was so ready to dive into book two the instant I finished You Really Got Me. WhaOh that was fantastic! I would like the next one now please :D Heh. I was so ready to dive into book two the instant I finished You Really Got Me. What a great start to the series! Sexy rocker, a curiously interesting heroine, a great band and a hot steamy (and sweet) romance that built over time. I just loved it. ...more
Well that was a pretty nice start to the series. My favorite bit was the secondary storyline/romance that omg I so wish had it's very own full book. IWell that was a pretty nice start to the series. My favorite bit was the secondary storyline/romance that omg I so wish had it's very own full book. It was lovely and sweet <3 Definitely looking forward to more from the series. I didn't totally love the ending on this one but overall it was a nice easy read that kept me coming back for more, surprised me a couple times, had me bawling in a couple spots, smiling in others and whew definitely wishing I'd spent a little more time in Montana. They sure have some intriguing men. ...more
Lovely cookbook for anyone interested in baking. Incredible recipes plus a ton of helpful hints, explanations and information on different types of teLovely cookbook for anyone interested in baking. Incredible recipes plus a ton of helpful hints, explanations and information on different types of techniques and desserts. ...more
Oh yeah. I am always up for a little romantic suspense. Throw in a second chance at love, militaPrettied up review at herding cats & burning soup.
Oh yeah. I am always up for a little romantic suspense. Throw in a second chance at love, military men and some sweet letters exchanged while he was deployed years earlier? And I'm in heaven! Bound by Danger was quite the ride as Maria's life is thrown into serious danger after overhearing a terrorist plot and becoming the only survivor of one of their bombings. The it's thrown into even more emotional turmoil when the man who comes in to keep her safe is none other than Cade. The man she loved years ago and who had vanished from her life without a word. Gah!
Okay so I had some quibbles with the suspense aspect of the book. There were some things that hit some of my hot buttons but might not bother others. I typically prefer a more balance rom-suspense and this one leaned heavier towards suspense and from the start you pretty much know the whos and whats and whys of the bad guy. So it was a little anticlimatic even with some decent action. It made it drag for me a bit here and there. I also didn't love that the terrorists were almost made out in a way to garner sympathy towards them and I just really didn't care for that.
So I had some issues on the suspense side. But the Romance side. Oh man. I loved it! It was so working for me. That these two had some history with the beginnings of a romance years earlier then the two started exchanging letters--that were so perfect and sweet--while he was deployed overseas. And that crashed when tragedy struck--stealing someone they both loved--and Cade mucked it all up by turning tail and running. Just made for a fab romance.
It was pretty entertaining watching them deal with all that. Edging around his abandonment and what they still meant to each other after all this time. There was some oh-so-very-nice chemistry happening and a little bit of sheet time that while it wasn't too hot and heavy was working too.
I seriously loved that their letters back and forth were included. There is just something so powerful about written letters. I really looked forward to the ends of chapters when they were included and, okay, I may have skipped ahead sometimes to read just the letters and then gone back for the story. I am a total sucker for "real" letters like that.
I really liked both of them as well. Cade's all yummy alpha male and sexy as all get out. Capable, sweet, rocking some decent moves. Works for me! And Maria was a strong heroine that only on occasion had a tstl moment. I did appreciate that when she had those moments she usually got called out and realized oh hell that was really stupid. lol But other than that I liked her and the fire in her. Two two really paired off nicely. There was a little bit of humor thrown in which tickled me :)
All in all Bound to Danger was a nice read. While I wasn't completely won over by the suspense side of things the bits and pieces that did work for me way outweighed my quibbles and left me still wanting to go back and check out the first book in the series. So, not bad...more
Disappointing to say it but DNFing this one for now at 50%. It had potential but just nothing about it is working for me other than the hot cover. YouDisappointing to say it but DNFing this one for now at 50%. It had potential but just nothing about it is working for me other than the hot cover. You definitely need to read the other book in the series--even though it's not labeled as a series here--before this one. There's too much carry over from book one's suspense that it just made my eyes glaze trying to figure it out. It was like coming in to something mid-conversation and trying to play massive catch up but really not caring because you're so far behind in what's happened.
The romance side I thought I would love. But again potential but not grabbing me. Older hero-younger heroine who have been eyeing each other. She's ready to make him "see" her so propositions him to just a sexual relationship no strings. But then...she makes strings and gets all bratty when he has to change plans because of work. Or doesn't call her first thing in the morning to make plans because, you know, he's actually working and it's kind of life or death. And then he apologizes for taking her for granted and not calling first thing. Are friends with bennies really able to take each other for granted? Because at this point they've slept together once and had a grope in a parking lot. And the sex scene wasn't all that fab. Dirty talking attempt that fell short.
Maybe it's just my mood today or frustrations over the suspense side but the chick crossed over from bold assertive woman who knew what she was agreeing to to childish brat way too quick. Yeah. She wouldn't even let him make plans with her when she confronted him but told him he better text her and make plans within the hour. They'd see if he could actually follow through with that this time. Thus proving he didn't take her for granted. Gripes. No thanks. Can't do another 150 pages of that. ...more
Well that was just a fabulous read! I just have one question...will Montgomery have a book?! Because omg I seriously love him and his manipulative selWell that was just a fabulous read! I just have one question...will Montgomery have a book?! Because omg I seriously love him and his manipulative self.