Let me begin by saying that I have always loved any book written by Nora Roberts but what is going on lately with her last couple of books!!!!!
SeriousLet me begin by saying that I have always loved any book written by Nora Roberts but what is going on lately with her last couple of books!!!!!
Seriously, I am starting to think that it can't be the same person who wrote such great and memorable books in the past. In fact, I have this crazy idea that this series must have been written by a ghost writer....No way could it have been NR!!!!!!!
I struggled to even finish this one....it just dragged on and on with such weird and forgettable characters...only reason I turned the last page was that I was hoping it would get better..but no, it did not!!!!!
I am seriously scared to pick up her next novel!!!!! Will I get the brilliance of NR or just some rehash?????...more
Reaver is the 5th book in Larissa Ione’s Lords of Deliverance series, a fabulous spinoff of her just as fantastic Demonica Series.
The book opens withReaver is the 5th book in Larissa Ione’s Lords of Deliverance series, a fabulous spinoff of her just as fantastic Demonica Series.
The book opens with a short prologue that gives us a glimpse of Reaver & Harvester’s lives as angels in Heaven. They have no memories of the connection they had all those thousands of years ago.
Reaver once a Fallen Angel has been “upgraded” to full angel status has become the good watcher of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse, who he discovers are his children.
Harvester has been playing the bad Fallen Angel for thousands of years, working on Satan’s side to bring down the Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
But at the last moment, she betrays Satan by stopping the Apocalypse, which lands her in big trouble. Now stuck in Hell, where she’s being tortured on a massive scale, with no means of escaping in sight.
There’s no love lost between Reaver & Harvester – did she not want to kill his children???? – but then she does the unthinkable……..actually sacrifices herself to save their lives and the world!!!!! Not only that but he discovers that it’s not the only sacrifice she has made……..the truth is that she had volunteered to becoming a Fallen Angel and working as a spy in the demon realm of Sheoul. for Heaven….Reaver is determined to save her and against Heaven orders, travels to Hell to rescue her. Nothing will stop him…….
“So," he said, "you really think having archangels string you up by your halo is worth saving this Harvester chick?" "She saved the world" Wraith shrugged. "So did I, but I don't see you offering up your holy ass to save me." "Are you suffering unspeakable horrors at the hands of Satan?" "No," Wraith said, "but sometimes I have to eat the hospital cafeteria food.”
Their escape journey is both terrifying and enlightening as they fight the darkness of Hell filled demons and memories of their past that surface, and the feelings and emotions that develop between them.
“That's my girl," he murmured.
"I'm not your girl."
"Well," he said not bothering to hide his smile from her sightless eyes, "the good news is that the honey gave you back your sparkling personality."
"And the bad news?"
"The honey gave you back your sparkling personality.”
These two broken characters, star-crossed lovers that we always meant to be together…
“Fine,” he said. “You’re right. We’re not normal. We’re the most fucked-up, star-crossed lovers in history. So let’s not play nice.”
“I suggested that someone grab Bill Gates and get him to install a new operating system, but apparently he's not a demon" At Reaver's eye roll she nodded. "Right? I was surprised too.”
Suspense, action, friendship and memorable characters and a world so vividly detailed.
A beautiful and emotional journey of forgiveness, love and redemption.
I adored Reaver & Harvester and loved seeing them discovering each other again and finding their HEA.
“All she'd ever wanted was to be good, so it was ironic that in order to do good, she'd had to become bad. She'd had to make everyone she cared about hate her. She'd had to lose everything, from her self-respect to her wings to her dreams of having friends and a family with Yenrieth, the only person she'd ever loved.”
I was surprised by how I actually enjoyed this book. The first few chapters I had some doubts about it…the hero named Pasha….I hated his name…visionsI was surprised by how I actually enjoyed this book. The first few chapters I had some doubts about it…the hero named Pasha….I hated his name…visions appeared in my head of him looking something like…
…I know….Mills & Boon heroes never look like that…ever….it’s about this Russian hero thing I have….I don’t really like them..well most of them!!!! Pasha just seemed so staid and cold…he wears pressed clothes on his private island!!!! No, I am not kidding….anyway, let me give you the full picture…
Pasha is a zillionaire in London..where else!!! He’s aloof, cold, and emotionless and cares only about making money…don’t all of them do!!! But he also has a lot of family issues…the ones back in Russia…so when he catches Emily Richardson stealing secrets from his laptop in his office…what does he do??? Blackmail her naturally…he forces her to go with him to his private Caribbean island for a week to keep her near him so that she does not spill the beans and destroy his revenge plans…oh yes, he is on a revenge trip with someone back in Russia.
Emily is a totally adorable heroine….she designs clothes and looks after her sick father..oh by the way…he spying has something to do with her father.
So, here she is, stuck on a gorgeous private island with the gorgeous Russian….doesn’t sound a bad way to be blackmailed…right??? Of course he threatens her at first…he demands she sleep with him but wait..this man is not such a cold fish…he actually turns out to be a nice guy.
Of course Emily makes an incredible impact on him and soon both are immersed in each other…physically and emotionally!!!! She makes him see the world from a different view….
And you thought love cannot conquer all???? Well, it does in this story…because Pasha and Emily go off into the sunset to have their HEA…after all the issues – both his and hers…yes, she has them too!!!!....have been resolved.
This was a cute and sweet read and yes, I actually liked this Russian hero!!!! ...more
I’ve read dozens of books by this author…some I liked and some not…kind of a hit and miss for me….but I always look forward to reading her latest…justI’ve read dozens of books by this author…some I liked and some not…kind of a hit and miss for me….but I always look forward to reading her latest…just in case it turns out to be a hit for me!!
Surprise…..her newest book, To Sin with the Tycoon was a definite hit for me. The 1st in the Seven Sexy Sins Series which does a take on sloth…and what a good word to describe the hero, Gabriel Cabrera (love his name…)….if anyone is suffering from emotional apathy it’s this guy!!!! Of course he stresses that he’s always honest about his feelings with everyone…in particular with the woman who are in and out of his bed!!!!!
More later about the sinfully gorgeous Gabriel..let me begin with saying that this is an office romance with a bit of a difference. Yes, a hell of a difference. This is not about a boss taking over his PA’s life and calling the shots….no, this is where the PA does the calling!!
You see, Gabriel is a total womanizer, has no time for relationships, emotions and even in his work life he shows a bit of laziness and hey, I’m rich…I can do anything I want, anytime I want, with anyone I want!!!! Well, he’s in for a big big surprise!!!!!
And that is when he hires Alice Morgan as his newest PA..after firing dozens before. Hey, he has no time for woman working for him, who fall in love with him. He does not mix business with pleasure…so Alice will be most suitable…she’s plain, boring and somewhat uptight…certainly not his type of woman..he likes sexy airheads, which is something Alice is not!!
I absolutely adored Alice. She may have daddy and men issues..who wouldn’t with a dog for a father and another dog for her ex…..she’s not exactly a virgin but her experience with men so far has been really nothing to write home about…so I guess she’s more of a virginal innocent…or for a better description…not very experienced!!!
Now, she’s determined not to become another notch in Gabriel’s bedpost even though she thinks he’s HOT……..but sometimes we just have to give in to our “basic” instincts…which she does when Gabriel sneakily gets her to go to Paris on a business trip with him…with some devious intentions…because by now Gabriel is pretty consumed by this woman who just does not fall into his bed!!!! Now, he thinks he has everything wrapped up….and then BAM……….he gets his wish…Alice in his bed..BUT…and a HUGE BUT….on her terms and not his!!!! Despite the hotness in bed...and hey, does Gabriel know his way around a bed.............but Alice wants more than a hot sex....Take that Casanova!!!!
Alice does not let the magic of Paris and Gabriel take over her head, which is in the right place…… Tells him she will spend time in and out of his bed but once back home, things will go back to what they were before….like…little Paris affair will only last for the duration of the Paris trip.
Talk about shock……..Gabriel is so shocked…is he not the one who decides when the affair will end? How can this be happening to him??? This is crazy.
So okay, if that is what she wants….he’s okay with that. He fires her and goes on with his life without Alice, despite her being the first woman he has truly liked being with…in and out of bed naturally!!!!
I adored the interaction and dialogue between the two……funny, sweet and totally lovely……….
I’m not giving anything else away…..how much groveling he has to do before she gives in to him….what, did you ever doubt they would have a HEA????? Of course, they do. The hero always gets the heroine in the end………I just loved that!!!!!
Gabriel & Alice are one of the most adorable couple ever.
The author has developed a compelling paranormal world which quite an interesting theme, that of vampires that have been “outed” and how they try to lThe author has developed a compelling paranormal world which quite an interesting theme, that of vampires that have been “outed” and how they try to live openly amongst the human race.
One of the things I found annoying in the first two books was Merit. I found her a bit immature and silly a lot of the times and I wondered if I would ever connect with her. Also the tension and slow build-up between her and Ethan drove me crazy……..in between all her flirting with this one or that one. I even began thinking that these two would never get it together.
So when I began Twice Bitten, the 3rd installment in the Chicagoland Vampires Series, my thinking was…..what next with Merit & Ethan??? Wow…chemistry between these two has never been hotter!!!! Sparks fly….check the training exercises between Merit & Ethan….sizzling and ever so sexy!!!
Well, progress at last!!!!
I have always liked Ethan Sullivan, sexy, mysterious and uber cool Master Vampire
and here we get to see another side to this gorgeous man..oops..Vampire!!!!
“You undo me, Merit. Wholly and completely. You don’t take me at my word. You challenge me at every opportunity. And that means when I’m with you, I am less than the head of this House…and I am more than the head of this House. I am a man.” He stroked my cheeks with his thumbs. “In my very, very long life, I need you more than I have ever needed anything.”
And Merit…let’s just say that she’s become so much more interesting and fun and likeable!!!!
More romance….yeah!!! Great storyline – a look at the world of the shape shifters…who are still living in secret from the human race. Actions, twists and turns, and romance of course…more on my favorite characters and some new and interesting ones too.
Overall this was a much better book than the previous ones and I am really eager to continue with this series. ...more
I love any book written by this author and Fonseca’s Fury, the first book in the Billionaire Brothers series is no exception.
A beautiful, emotional anI love any book written by this author and Fonseca’s Fury, the first book in the Billionaire Brothers series is no exception.
A beautiful, emotional and well-written story of love, misunderstanding and redemption. We were introduced to Serena DePiero in Forgiven but not Forgotten, her sister Siena’s book https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1... which gave us a glimpse of the terrible lives they had at the hands of their abusive and cruel father.
Serena, former wild-child, who has clawed back to regain her life and sanity..and Luca, enigmatic and broken by his past, who has rebuilt his life after seeing his world implode – this is their story.
The author weaves a story passion, love, angst, hope and happiness of two characters that find love and healing to overcome the horror of their past. Serena and Luca got under my skin….I so wanted them to be together and to find their HEA. From hate to love…..
I enjoyed how the social and ecological issues of the Amazon rainforest are woven into the story and the journey that Serena and Luca embark on to reach a remote mining village in the Amazon was really well done.
Love scenes were so well-written….sensual, sexy, beautiful…
Beautiful locations….what’s not to love about Rio…. and not forgetting Luca’s home in that city…stunning and soooo gorgeous
One unforgettable scene in this story – when Luca takes Serena to the beach to watch the sunset……..so touching, so beautiful
I loved this book and it’s definitely one that I will read again.
Can’t wait for Max’s book next….Luca’s brother’s short appearance in this story made it something to look forward to. ...more