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
*ARC courtesy of NetGalley*
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
*ARC courtesy of NetGalley*
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
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!
Reading Loving You Is Easy was, I'm sorry to say, frustrating most of the time. Brooke and Shane are the least compatible c*ARC courtesy of NetGalley*
Reading Loving You Is Easy was, I'm sorry to say, frustrating most of the time. Brooke and Shane are the least compatible couple ever!
To be honest, I didn't like Brooke or Shane that much even on their own. Shane, I didn't like at all, right from the start: he was an ass!! Brooke had her moments but mostly I wanted to shake her and slap her for all the time she forgave Shane when she shouldn't have. To make matters worse, there's a lot of senseless drama in the plot - Brooke's rape for example or all that mess with Charlotte's daughter - and a lot of useless characters that felt the need to say what they wanted even if not questioned about something. As I've already pointed out in other reviews, I'm not a fan of senseless drama in a book, most of all if all that drama won't be resolved in a satisfactory way. Unfortunately, that is the case in "Loving you is Easy" a book wherein nothing - nothing - is easy, definitively not Brooke & Shane's relationship. Still, I'd like to thank the author for the chance of reading an arc of her book through NetGalley and I hope she appreciates my honest review. ...more
I liked it but I also felt that something was missing... Going in, I was expecting a little more romance between Rafi and Mihi and probably that's why I was disappointed on this front. The story is focused more on Rafi and his mission than his relationship with his husband -yep, they're married -, moreover Rafi talks about Mihi as if the reader knows everything already (which he doesn't) and that left me quite disconnected to them. However considering only the main storyline - the mystery about the terrorist attack that left Mihi injured - Road to Revenge has definitively nothing missing!! There's the right amount of intrigue, action and plot twist as any good spy story! All things considered, I'm quite curious about the second book in the series - Road to Home will be released on January 7th - and to find out where Rafi&Mihi's adventures will take them next time.
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
The Swept Away Series was an okay read to me. While I'm curious about how Tara and Ethan will resolve the mess that is their relationship, reading the 4th volume of the series is not exactly on the top position of my TBR list. One of the reasons I couldn't enjoy more this series is the amount of drama in it. There's a lot of it...A LOT! Both Ethan's and Tara's lives - mostly Tara's - are full of it to the point of becoming ridiculous! As a consequence, I couldn't quite like Tara or Ethan as characters: Tara for her insecurities and dramatic soliloquies, Ethan for his paranoia and controlling manners (not that he wasn't justified for the first one). Even Kyle, who I liked the most on the 1st book, became a caricature of a scorned man in the following books - what a pity!. Not to mention Justine, she's definitively the queen of drama and bitchiness...in addition of being a sociopathic murderer!
In my opinion, Swept Away could have been way better if the author didn't put so many elements of angst in the plot or in her characters' lives. As some say, less is more! Still I'd like to thank J. Haymore for the chance to read an ARC of her books through NetGalley; I hope she appreciates my honest - even if not very positive - review....more
pleasepleasepleaseplease tell me the sequel will be released tomorrow!!!!!!!! PLEASE! I really can't wait for an unspecified time in 2015 to read more about Raven, Jospin, Clovis and Leahcim!!
As you could guess, I really loved Until You Find Me. This book is original, sweet, intriguing and its characters are really interesting! At the beginning Raven's motives to go to Cameroon aren't quite clear even to her - more so since she seemed to hate everything about it - but, in the second half of the book, we finally start to understand the plan Raven's dad put into motion asking his daughter to reach him in Africa. Still it's not like that in the meantime I was bored by the plotline: Raven's and Jospin's relationship was pretty engrossing after all! Those two really are something together...even when I couldn't think a way they could remain together if/when the truth came out, I was rooting for them! The end was so bittersweet...have I already said that I can't really wait for the sequel?!?
I also loved the interactions between Raven and Leahcim, how could I not?! Leahcim felt so real in my mind, his expressions, his gestures...so sweet! I'm really curious of his story and of why he seemed so interested in only Raven, how that sums up to the main storyline. As for all the other unanswered questions and unresolved situations, I'll have to wait. I hate it! Still I'm really, really happy to have read Amber Hart's novel, even if it pain me to wait for the happy ending I want...there will be an happy ending, right? RIGHT??! Oooooookay, I get it: I'm starting to repeat myself.
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 and that'll be an incentive to write and release the sequel sooner ;D ...more
I had this book on my wishlist for the longest time and when I found it in the kindle-unlimited catalog I didn't waReview at JustOneMoreBlogAboutBooks
I had this book on my wishlist for the longest time and when I found it in the kindle-unlimited catalog I didn't wait a minute to "buy" it...what a waste!!!
I didn't like it, if it wasn't obvious! The story is a mess, confusing and scattered all over the place. The characters are a mess too, one more dysfunctional than the other. Often new ones popped in and out the story without any explanation about their usefulness to the main storyline...as I said, MESSY! And the end....aaargh What's all the book's about if this is how it should have ended??? I don't know if there'll be a sequel to Soulmate, but Im pretty sure I won't read it....more