Alright, honestly? I spent the first half of this book (maybe not quite half…) wondering exactly where the romance was coming from. Tyler was a guy whAlright, honestly? I spent the first half of this book (maybe not quite half…) wondering exactly where the romance was coming from. Tyler was a guy who settled for being verbally abused by his girl friend and settling for a job that was going nowhere because it was easy. Chris was a spoiled, entitled rock star who OD’d in his hotel room. The guys couldn’t stand each other from the moment they met. This was an impossible story from the very beginning… but then the walls started coming down. The masks that these two hid behind were off and once that happened I was a goner.
Typical of a ghost who didn’t seem to be able to move on, Chris had some unfinished business he needed to take care of. There were three people he needed to see for some very different reasons. That journey brought the two of them closer together and they both grew a lot in a very short time. Which was heartbreaking. I’m not gonna lie, I was reduced to tears more than once. Not just the tears that quietly leak down your cheek. No, these were the ones that blur your vision so bad that you have to put the book down and compose yourself before you can go on and once you do, it starts all over again. This was the kind of book that you didn’t want to finish because you knew how it was going to end and you didn’t want it to be over for these guys. I was so emotionally invested in them that it practically broke me…
To keep it simple, let’s just say that Lauren Sattersbury hit a home run with her debut. She is most definitely on my reading radar. She turned what was a heartbreaking scenario into a beautiful love story and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next. Needless to say, I was super excited to see that Rock N Soul is part of a series.
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I love twisted fairy tales and the series of novellas in Tales from Beyond the Veil, so far has twisted some of those familiar tales splendidly. ;)
AsI love twisted fairy tales and the series of novellas in Tales from Beyond the Veil, so far has twisted some of those familiar tales splendidly. ;)
As with most tales, nothing is quite what it seems and Silver learns that the hard way. She ends up running away from people she’s trusted all her life. Not only that, but she’s running in the direction that most people, including herself, avoid at all costs.
There’s more than one ‘hero’ in A Kiss of Silver and it’s hard to be happy for one and against the other. I have a feeling that neither of their stories are quite over. Speaking of which, I suppose you don’t have to read the novellas in order, or even read all of them, but I’d recommend doing it anyway. Start with Scarlett’s Path and follow the progression. One of them builds on the other, which becomes obvious once you get to Ash Rising… stay tuned....more
I’m not a zombie fan… there, I said it. I chalk it up to my husband making me watch Night of the Living Dead and the rest of those ‘Dead’ movies. *shiI’m not a zombie fan… there, I said it. I chalk it up to my husband making me watch Night of the Living Dead and the rest of those ‘Dead’ movies. *shivers* That doesn’t mean I haven’t put my big girl pants on and read a few zombie books, but I’m still not a fan. So why would I pick up a zombie romance? I figured if anyone could turn a supernatural creature that freaks me out more than any other into a sexy, drool-worthy character it would be Kelly Apple. Zane didn’t disappoint. ;)
Throw into the mix the expected witty characters and the heat between Maisie and Zane and Dead Sexy is the perfect quick, fun, smexy, late-night read. Can’t wait to see what’s next in Pinnacle Point…
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First things first. If you go into this thinking that because the book contains Volume 1-4 you're going to get a satis Wavering between 3 & 4....
First things first. If you go into this thinking that because the book contains Volume 1-4 you're going to get a satisfying segue into the next book... just don't. Do yourself a favor and pick up either Book 2 and Book 3, because this ends in the biggest, most agonizing cliff hanger I've read in a very long time.
I liked the unique twist, which was two-fold. The obvious was the fairy tale of Snow White, but the other was the vampire mythology. Which means is should come as no surprise that I liked the story itself. There's a bit of a love triangle and a couple of little hiccups in the story line which might bother some readers, but I liked the characters and even with the teenage angst that I usually steer clear from, it was a quick, enjoyable read. I guess there's no need in saying that more questions and mysteries were left hanging than were resolved - as well as the fate of more than one key character. I've already picked up Book 2 which includes Volumes 5-8... I probably didn't need to tell you that either ;) ...more
I probably say this after every new installment to a series, but I think this one was my favorite book so far in the Dead in the City series. Of coursI probably say this after every new installment to a series, but I think this one was my favorite book so far in the Dead in the City series. Of course, I also have to mention that I still have to read the 2nd book, Vampire Trouble, but that’s not anything that any of you haven’t heard me say either.
As much as I loved this one, I can’t say a whole lot about it. There were more than a couple of revelations made in The Good, the Bad and the Vampire and since I don’t want to spoil the story for anyone else. Just know that both Trixie and Dakota got what they deserved in the end. ;)
Just because there was a lot revealed doesn’t mean that things are over for this crazy mismatched family of vamps. There’s a couple more members of New York’s unconventional coven that need to find their bloodmate. I can’t wait to see who’s next.
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“A life without friends means death without company.” –Basque Proverb.
I have to admit that if it weren’t for the Longmire television show, I never w “A life without friends means death without company.” –Basque Proverb.
I have to admit that if it weren’t for the Longmire television show, I never would have considered picking up this series. Although there are some similarities between the two, I’m enjoying the differences. I’m almost caught up with the television series and even though I’m only two books into the written series, I can honestly say that I’m now a huge fan of both.
Not surprisingly, the relationship between Henry and Walt is still my favorite part of this series. Getting to know Lucian Connally a little better was an added bonus. There were a few new characters thrown into the mix and some unexpected twists that kept things interesting.
There’s a spiritual aspect to this series that I really enjoy. Johnson’s prose is flowing and descriptive. The characters are witty and aren’t afraid to put Walt in his place. Walt’s inner dialogue makes me smile. All of that combined with the mysteries included in each book so far make this series one I can’t wait to continue....more
Talk about an emotional roller coaster. Wow. For the record, I have some back reading to do. I've only read th 5 teary, emotional, beautiful stars...
Talk about an emotional roller coaster. Wow. For the record, I have some back reading to do. I've only read the first book in the Cut & Run (Cut & Run) series, but I don't think that made a lot of difference in following the Sidewinder crew on this journey that their late friend took them.
I don't think anyone could argue that this group of men had been through more than most people could have survived. Add to that the guilt that was threatening to crush Nick and it's a wonder he was functioning at all. He had his friends, and of course Kelly, but he was having a hard time letting them help when they were the ones he felt like he had betrayed. So what happens when the 'glue' that holds a group of friends together starts to unravel? A voice from the past brings them back together. It was almost like he knew how much the Sidewinders needed to find that connection again... and maybe he did.
This was a story of healing, both physical and emotional. It was laced with laughter, tears, loyalty, revelations and love. They needed each other. They needed the support and the forgiveness and most importantly, hope. By the end of Part & Parcel things aren't exactly perfect, but they're a lot closer than they were in the beginning.
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4 1/2 to 5 - I reviewed this one in my Night Shift Anthology review, but I'll give an expanded review since the bonus scenes added even more to this f4 1/2 to 5 - I reviewed this one in my Night Shift Anthology review, but I'll give an expanded review since the bonus scenes added even more to this fun novella ;) ...more