I have always said that I could read anything that Jennifer Probst writes. I'm not a big fan of 3rd person voice and for me it has to be done just rigI have always said that I could read anything that Jennifer Probst writes. I'm not a big fan of 3rd person voice and for me it has to be done just right, and every time Jennifer nails it with her witty banter between characters and her introspective monologues. For me its about not getting repetitive and she never does. Always has a fresh view with her characters and really pulls you and and makes you fall in love!
I really enjoyed the start of this new series from Jennifer. The estrange Peirce brothers are brought back together after the death of their father and left to pickup the pieces of their shattered relationship. Their cunning father left them in quite the pickle. Find a way to work it out, or loose it all. I was never certain through the book if the father meant for them to become a strong family unit again, or if he truly wanted them to fail. He was a hardheaded man, so your guess is as good as mine. These sexy brothers really bring a great dynamic, with their banter, their fighting and their fierce loyalty, even if it is loyalty in the wrong places.
You have got to love Morgan in this book. She's fierce, feisty and she's a survivor in more ways then one! When you hear her full story it will break and melt your heart all at the same time. I loved the way she walked in and took charge and just told these boys how it was gonna be. She also through her strong will found a way to really get these brothers on the same page during the building of her clients home. This wasn't just a sexy story, but a really story about following your dreams, and letting the card fall where they will when it comes to love. Morgan really was probably one of my favorite heroines written by Jennifer. From the beginning to the end she had me engrossed and captivated, wondering what antics were going to happen next!
Over all this is a solid read by Probst. I wanted a little bit more in areas, but none of that detracted from it being a great read. I think that possibly in the following books we might get a little bit more and hopefully fill in those gaps for me! I can't wait to see which Peirce brother we get to read next, they are both quite an enigma... Jennifer never ceases to suck me into her novels and not let go till the very end! I recommend getting to know Caleb and Morgan, you won't be sorry!...more
Ok I have had a few days to ponder the ending to this book series... While I fell head over heels in love with Greer and Cav in Dirty Girl, Dirty LoveOk I have had a few days to ponder the ending to this book series... While I fell head over heels in love with Greer and Cav in Dirty Girl, Dirty Love lacked a little something for me. It was still a fantastic read, but I couldn't quite achieve that 5 star overwhelming feeling I got from the first book.
In this one we pick right up after a mother of all cliffhangers that Meghan has become really good at with this series. Cav isn't going to give up on getting his girl back no matter what her brother Creighton has to say. He will move heaven and earth and whomever gets in his way out of it to get to her!
I have to say that I did love Cav's tenacity in this book. What I couldn't get over was how quickly Greer gave in, and didn't demand answers. I get why it was written the way it was but for me, it just didn't fit right. I would have been demanding answers! I mean this guy lied to her repeatedly, about HUGE things, and she just kinda falls right back into it all with him the minute he touches her.
I do however love how passionate they are and you cannot deny the HEAT and chemistry between these two. This is by far Meghan's sexiest written series so far. I loved Cav's take charge kind of attitude and I loved that Greer was seriously just as passionate, it made their sexual escapades that much more believable.
Overall this was a good read, just not quite what I was expecting, it still earns a 4 star seal of approval and I would still highly recommend it! ...more
It isn't often that I feel like the second book in a series is better then the first, but Turn it Up is the exception to the rule in every way!
From thIt isn't often that I feel like the second book in a series is better then the first, but Turn it Up is the exception to the rule in every way!
From the very beginning I was intrigued with where Kim was leading Charlotte and Jasper in this story. I was fully prepared for Charlotte to be found brutalized from the attack at the end of Set the Pace. What I didn't expect is Jasper's friends to rally around her. I really wasn't very certain of them from the beginning especially one in particular. When she wakes and tells the police what has happened to her and by who's hand, it sets off a series of chain reactions that you won't believe...
There were a few things that I did find slightly predictable, but for the most part the characters all surprised me in a lot of ways. Everything Jasper has done is for the good of Detroit, and all because of greedy people, his empire he's striving for is being threatened once again.
Even after his release from jail, Jasper's struggle to find the truth and Charlotte's desire to clear her fathers name leads you down a winding trail. Every time I thought I had it figured out I realized that I truly wasn't sure who was at the top of this scheming, there were just too many players on the field.
I loved Charlotte's resilience in this. She could have tucked tail and turned away leaving her legacy and her father's legacy in ruin. But she stayed. She stood strong, stood up for what she believed in and uncovered the truth once and for all.
I really enjoyed the ending to this one, it's a beautiful story and I really fell in love with all the characters! I only hope that we get to have more of their stories in books to come! I mean there is a lot left out there when it comes to Jasper's friends and business partners. I can't wait to see if she gives us more of this group, I'd surely welcome them with open arms!...more
I'm obviously in the minority on this book because so many loved it. But this one didn't work for me at all. There were a lot of things that I just coI'm obviously in the minority on this book because so many loved it. But this one didn't work for me at all. There were a lot of things that I just couldn't wrap my head around and couldn't really love any of the characters all that much.
The story started off really good, a young girl, in the only relationship she's ever known, but not really feeling like it's enough. I was that girl on so many levels so I was totally relating to her in the beginning. After the wedding was where things got complicated for our young heroine. She's married making everyday life at home, basically she turned into a Stepford Wife. She was the epitome of class and elegance needed on the successful business mans arm. When an unfortunate circumstance drives a wedge between her and her husband, this is where it takes a turn for them both.
As she uncovers the secret life her husband has been leading, she becomes more docile, more reserved and more withdrawn. This part of the book just didn't go anywhere for me, it sort of drug on. I will admit I was skimming a bit through some of the chapters because the monologue and repetitiveness was doing me in.
When the new interest steps in, I was like FINALLY here is something I can get behind. Leave that husband in the dust. But things didn't add up here either for me. It was very long drawn out process of them being together then not really being together, coupled with her still taking care of her husband. It just didn't work for me.
Then at 73% I had a WHAT DID I JUST READ MOMENT! It was all so unbelievable that I couldn't honestly get past it. I had a hard time with the ending of this book, it wasn't realistic to me at all, and it felt like drama for the sake of drama.
I have always loved Alison's previous books and I will continue to read them, but this one just didn't work for me at all. The story line just didn't get where it was going fast enough and I couldn't invest in any of the characters fully because of it. I wanted to love it and that beginning had me totally expecting something very different. Sadly this one is a 2 star for me. ...more
I really enjoyed going back into the world of the characters from this series... Though we don't see much of Hudson or the other characters we get smaI really enjoyed going back into the world of the characters from this series... Though we don't see much of Hudson or the other characters we get small glimpses of them which is just enough!
This short sweet and sexy read, is about Hudson's most trusted female adviser Norma. I always was curious about how she and her younger assistant got involved... After a huge turn down by Hudson, Norma was sad and a little depressed. Wanting something for just once for herself. What she didn't know is that her gorgeous and younger assistant was sitting in the wings just waiting for that moment when Norma was ready for his advances... She got a hot and steamy preview of just how much he'd been waiting for her, but she couldn't get out of her brain long enough to give in, that is until they are sent away on a business trip, and her need finally boils over.... And like they say, the rest is history...
Norma and Boyd's adventures start off with a hot and steamy agreement, but soon turn into much more! We get to see some of the moments from her side that happened in the previous books which was a nice touch. My only disappointment was that I would have liked to have seen more of their relationship development. I know that this was a novella, but sometimes it seemed a little to fast moving, only because it would jump ahead in time. I loved Boyd's super bossy side in the bedroom, and his super intellectual side in the board room! He was the perfect combination of brains and brawn! If you are a fan of the series I highly recommend giving Falling Under You a read through and get to know Norma and Boyd a little bit better! ...more
Another Meghan March Masterpiece!!!!! Seriously!!!! Lately books have just been blah for me, same similar themes, repeating over and over with nothingAnother Meghan March Masterpiece!!!!! Seriously!!!! Lately books have just been blah for me, same similar themes, repeating over and over with nothing really original in the plot. Meghan is always like a breath of fresh air! Each time I get her books I am giddy with delight as I crack them open to see what kind of roller coast ride I'm on this time! Dirty Girl was everything I hoped for and MORE!!!!
From the moment we meet Cav, it's like insta love for him. Not insta love between the characters, I mean me falling for the hero! Like pick me up off the floor cause I've melted into a puddle of goo!!! Now usually with what this man did in the past to Greer, I'd be pretty angry and unforgiving but from the moment he shows up at Greer's door all thoughts of being angry dissipate! My only issue is he's keeping a secret and I don't know what it is!
He and Greer get into it hot and heavy from the start and Cav's bossy dominating demeanor is just what she's been missing! Greer is right to be cautious of him though, he did already disappear on her once and his career is in LA which is the opposite coast from her life. Which makes her decide that this can be no more than sex for her.
After the paparazzi forces Greer and Cav to be whisked away to paradise it allows Greer a brief reprieve from reality. She gets to enjoy this fine specimen of a man, without all the interference of the outside world. But staying in their bubble doesn't last forever and when that bubble pops and Cav's secret is revealed.... Let's just say my jaw hit the floor! I had all sorts of ideas and suspicions but this was not something I'd have ever imagined!
Meghan weaves another tale that will leave you spellbound by the hero, lusting and wishing you were the heroine and confused about your feelings once the cats out of the bag! Truly a magnificent twist just as the book is getting really good! I don't know what will happen next but hot damn I'm ready to find out!!!!
Let me start by saying that this is a hard review for me to write because first I love Adriana's books, and I really enjoy her writing and her hero's!Let me start by saying that this is a hard review for me to write because first I love Adriana's books, and I really enjoy her writing and her hero's! They are always fantastic men that you just want to cuddle.
This book started out amazing for me. I absolutely adored Alison and her take no sh*t attitude. She wasn't going to be sway'd by fame, fortune or money, like her friend. Who I have to say made me laugh out loud several times. But Alison was strong and she had to be, she'd been through the wringer when it came to love, loss and marriages gone wrong. But she was tough as nails for her son, she fought to get where she is and nobody was going to take that away from her.
Barrett is everything I would want in a strong man, he's just so VERY! Seriously he's beautiful inside and out and comes from a fantastic family. He's a bit of a playboy but rightfully so, I mean it's hard when you are a politician to know who you can trust. What he doesn't know is that even the people closest to him couldn't be trusted at all! He learns some very hard lessons throughout this story, both when it comes to love, dealing with a woman that is a strong single mother, and in his very public political career.
So overall this story had characters that were loveable, my issue with it and what it was a 3 star for me was that the plot was very underdeveloped for me and here is why. Barrett is a politician, but during this book he's in the final weeks of his campaign for the Governor of Georgia. Yet he's still in his office almost daily dealing with the mayoral stuff of Savannah. That just didn't add up for me he should have been out on the campaign trail at events and talking with voters. I mean if you look at the day to day life on the campaign trail candidates are rarely at home ever. Even in state campaigns. There were a few other things where his running for office just didn't feel accurate or really flushed out and realistic. I know it's fiction, but I like to have some realism in my fiction and this was my biggest issue with this book. My other biggest issue was that they were in Georgia and not a single one of them has a southern accent or drawl to their dialogue. It sounded more like they were from the north rather than the south.
But if I was going off like likeability of the characters alone, this book was a hit for me! I really and truly did love Alison and Barrett and would still recommend this as a read. ...more
It's always terribly hard to write a review when it's not the popular opinion but I was offered an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I had never rIt's always terribly hard to write a review when it's not the popular opinion but I was offered an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I had never read a Katy Evans book for before this one. Between the cover and the synopsis I thought for sure this would be a WINNER for me... Now I preface again I didn't read any other books in this series, and my reason for disliking this didn't have anything to do with not understanding what was going on.
The one thing that I did like was that Katy made it so that this book was a stand alone, you understood that Tahoe and Regina were best friends of another couple and that's really how they met. That part was clear to me, so I wasn't confused at all.
For me the book from the beginning had promise but very quickly fell apart. The scene that was setup at the beginning was great! The party, the atmosphere, I got a good sense of what type of MAN Tahoe was, but then his interaction with Regina seemed so forced and unnatural. I got that he was trying to not like her because he didn't think he was good enough and couldn't commit, but it was a lackluster at best first interaction between them. I felt no heat and no real connection with them at all. Everything was all telling and not showing, and very monologue heavy which is something I hate.
I kept going hoping that Katy would reel me back in and make me fall in love. Then in the next few chapters it started jumping all over the place, we go from this party and are very quickly jumping months ahead with nothing real happening. We get lots of monologue from Gina about how she puts on makeup to hide, but never got a sense of what she was hiding from? Was it all just because her ex walked out on her? Idk. It just didn't make sense to me at all. The most confusing part to me was her job, it said that she'd been in college. But now she's working just at a cosmetic counter in a department store, I don't understand at all why? Was she a college drop out? It didn't make any sense that this smart girl was stuck in this job, if she'd gone to college. I kept waiting for Tahoe to offer her a job or something at his company so she could keep her apartment that she loved so much. I truly felt like this was a major disconnect.
When Gina starts to date Trent, I was completely perplexed. There is one scene where particularly, I couldn't understand AT ALL why this girl would call Tahoe, not only that she called him, but that he came, picked her up, and then stayed with her. *smh* I kept thinking did that really just happen??? Gina, doesn't seem to like Trent at all, he is so much like her EX that she repeatedly says it yet she keeps dating him hoping she will connect even though she's practically in love with Tahoe, and for what reason I still don't get, because he was literally sleeping with women constantly and right in front of her, continually. Trent was literally a doormat. But his constant comments about her hair, they were just creepy and everything about their relationship felt completely forced. I just didn't understand why Gina would keep dating him when she clearly had nothing in common with him.
All in all the book didn't connect for me on many levels, and the fact that it takes until 88% for anything to really get going and then seems to end really abruptly. I wish that I could have loved this book, but I just really couldn't get past all the things that made no sense and feeling no connection between the characters. Even when they did finally get together I didn't at all feel like they fit as a couple. Sadly it just didn't work for me at all. ...more