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To be honest I was a little worried to read Steve's story since in the previous book I didn't like him very much... That said, the Steve in this book is very different from the other Steve and I liked him a lot better!! I also liked how his relationship with Joey evolved, even if it all went a little fast.
I don't have anything bad to say about Choosing Happy but it also isn't a story that will stay in my mind for a while: a 3star read
In the end, I'd like to thank the author for the chance she gave me to read her book for free and I hope she appreciates my honest opinion ...more
Poor Radimir!!! That's the thing that often came to my mind while I was reading this story!
White Nights is a novella told from the pov of both main characters: Radimir and Aleksandr. As you may imagine, Radimir's pov is the one I liked the most, as well as its own character. Aleksandr's bad publicity nevertheless, Radimir is a good guy and very honest about his feelings: I liked how he took Aleksandr's moods swings and I liked even more that his behavior convinced me about the truthfulness of his feelings for Lesya. I can't say the same for Aleksandr: his insecurities annoyed me from the start and, even at the end, I couldn't feel the same dedication to his partner that instead I found in Radimir.
That's said the novella is an enjoyable read and, even if it's part of the "Arctic Series", it could be read as a standalone. At last I'd like to thank the author for the chance to read her book through NetGalley; I hope she appreciates my honest opinion of her work....more
Transcendence is different from every romance I ever read and that's exactly what made it so good toReview also on my blog
I liked it so very much!!!!
Transcendence is different from every romance I ever read and that's exactly what made it so good to me. It put a smile on my face more than once and left me at the end with a happy feeling all around, definitively a book I'd recommend to all romance lovers
What made it so special?? The main characters! Mostly Ehd and his internal musings! :D Ehd is a caveman, with caveman's worries and caveman's accommodations, and that also means he doesn't speak or understand human language...if that doesn't make an interesting spin to the whole man-woman relationship I don't know what it could! And if you're worried the story could be boring with pretty much no dialogue at all, don't be: the author did an amazing job in making dialogues unnecessary while describing Ehd and Beh interactions and their growing relationship. Those two are such a cute and solid couple..I loved everything about their story!...more
Leah and J.D. are both damaged - Leah for an accident that left her blind, J.D. for his chil3.5 stars Review also on my blog
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Leah and J.D. are both damaged - Leah for an accident that left her blind, J.D. for his childhood and the war he had to take part into - and both are struggling with the hardships life put them through. Since the first meeting, they felt a connection to each other and that connection only deepened with each "casual" encounter...but is it really only fate's merit?!? Well nope, it isn't! (But I won't spoil this for you, don't worry!)
Overall, I liked Blind Passion - even if Leah and J.D. relationship evolved quite rapidly for my tastes - but if there's a thing I could change that would be the way Leah and J.D. argument was resolved: it felt quite rushed after all the times Leah told us how J.D.'s lies ruined irrevocably her trust in him. But then, since he almost died, *poof* he's forgiven...mmm not so fast pal! What I liked most was instead the way the author focused on Leah's efforts for overcoming her disability, I was rooting for her all the way!! Gina and Micah, as secondary characters, were perfect and I'm very curious about their story: the preview the author offers at the end of the book left me wanting more! I'll be waiting for their book ;)
At last, I'd like to thank Bonnie Dee for the chance to read an ARC of her book through NetGalley and I hope she appreciates my honest review....more
While I liked the second half of the book, I had some problems with the beginning: it was slow and, fReview also on my blog
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While I liked the second half of the book, I had some problems with the beginning: it was slow and, for the most part, I didn't get where the story was going but, even more, I didn't get Amber! Contrary to what the title would let you think, The Temp is not about a girl being a temp - at least that's not what the book shows us - but it's about a girl who's bored of her life and, for a little white lie told to a handsome stranger, she decides to become an artist. As I said I didn't get Amber that much; she has no real motivation for her actions if not trying to prove something to a stranger, and she's very self-centered. I didn't get the impression she was a good friend to Egg or Farrell since, most often than not, she wasn't even listening to them! Moreover, Amber's revelation about her feelings for Farrell felt a little sudden: she doesn't try to understand or explain these new feelings she has for him, she just suddenly knows - thanks to a kiss and a dream - that she always loved Farrel more than a friend. I can't say that I knew it too!
Taken as a whole, The Temp is an enjoyable story but there are some aspects I didn't like that much, mostly Amber's indecisiveness! Still, I'd like to thank the author for the chance of reading her book through NetGalley and I hope she appreciates my honest opinion. ...more
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Freaky Creepy Disturbing
That's the first thing that come to mind when I try to review this book. Which is not the same as saying I didn't like it...I did! I liked it exactly for the emotions and feelings - even if negative - it aroused. Helen, the main character, is not a likeable woman but in the long run it's impossible not to feel sympathy for her situation: she's pretty much alone in a war against a woman that apparently is "perfect" and that is way better than her in awakening compassion and pity. I sure took my time in taking her part.
Donna Brown's Losing Heart reminds me a little of Karin Slaughter's books and that's a style I like very much. At last, I'd like to thank the author for the chance to read her story through NetGalley and I hope she appreciates my honest review. ...more
Player vs Player is quite difficult to review for me: it has a non-fiction vibe - and that's not a genre I read often - since the romance or the mystery storylines are, in order of importance, way beyond the socio-political one. As it was pointed out by other readers, I often got the impression reading this story of being lectured by the author and, while I get the importance of showing the wrongness about sexism, misogyny and homophobia, I also think the author went a little overboard in this case. Rosie and Niles, most often than not, seemed Amelia C. Gormley's spokespersons rather than their own characters: I didn't get to really know them, as well as I didn't get to feel any attachment for Niles and Tim and to their relationship.
The reason I'll still give 3 stars to this book is the following: "Player vs Player" is different from most book I usually read and still I liked it enough to end it. It's not an easy read and if you're not into video games - and that's my case - it could be tedious at times, but if you enter it without too much expectations about the romance part it also could be an interesting experience. At last, I'd like to thank the author for the chance to read her book through NetGalley; I hope she appreciates my honest review....more
Year 1942. Cal and Jim are marines and since they met they were pretty much inseparable. Cal is gay and knows it. Jim is married and doesn't even bring into question his sexuality. They are from very different backgrounds and even temperamentally they couldn't be more different; and yet they get each other like no one else ever did..
Reading about Cal and Jim is a struggle - it's both sad and frustrating at times - but as a reader you get to experience the same struggle they had to overcome to be finally together! Cal's pov was my favorite since I really took a liking to him; but it was also the saddest since, while he knew his feelings very well, he had to hide them away all the time. After the war, Cal forced himself to stay as far as possible from the person he loved in fear giving away what he felt for him. Only when he felt Jim needed him, Cal came back and even then - even when Jim finally get it - he had to hide and pretend and lie...I really don't want to be in his shoes!
As you may have noticed, Semper Fi is not a light romance but that is exactly the reason why Cal & Jim story is so captivating! I strongly recommend this book even to those, like me, that don't often read historical romance since it would be a pity to let it slip away for that. At last I'd like to thank the author for the chance she gave me to read her book for free, I hope she appreciates my review....more
I'm quite conflicted about this book: I admit the chemistry between Jacob and Cash was a tangible thing, but I didn't like how they ended together!! II'm quite conflicted about this book: I admit the chemistry between Jacob and Cash was a tangible thing, but I didn't like how they ended together!! I'd have preferred if the author took another way to bring them together, since doing what she did to Eric was - in my opinion - the easy way out...poor Eric (I liked him)!!! Moreover, I don't understand how two people could profess their love to each other when they spent together pretty much 3 days in 3 years?! That's not something I would call 'love': attraction I'd get, love not so much! Cash and Jacob relationship felt rushed to me and many things between them or involving Eric remained unresolved. For all these reasons, I couldn't really connect with the two main characters and their story!
The second chapter of Rafi and Mihi adventures, as it happened for Road to Revenge (you can find my review here), left me not completely satisfied. I liked it but I didn't love it. At one point in the story, Mihi remembers the first time he met Rafi, both of them on a mission for their agencies...that's the story I'd really like to read about!
That said, "Road to Home" is a good spy-story and the amount of action and plot twists is exactly right for keeping the reader interested. What I missed is a bigger focus on the main characters and on their relationship.
At last, I'd like to thank the author for the chance to read her book through NetGalley and I hope she appreciates my review....more