Why I read this book?: I downloaded this book onto my Nook many moons ago and I've decided that I'm going to try and read as many of my own books befoWhy I read this book?: I downloaded this book onto my Nook many moons ago and I've decided that I'm going to try and read as many of my own books before I buy anymore. I had read it once when I first downloaded it but I re-read it just to see if my feelings changed or not.
What I liked?: I really liked that Kara McMillian is a strong independent woman who is raising her four year old son, Connor, by herself. She's worked her but off to earn the position that she's in on the I-Team at the Denver Independent. She also doesn't take any crap off of anyone, especially her piggish boss Tom. Then she meets Senator Reece Sheridan at the Rio bar and what turns out to be a pretty intense relationship starts to blossom. Reece is the exact opposite of ALL politicians these days, he's your PERFECT fictional politician. Then an employee at a local mining company blows the whistle on them to Kara and the story takes a dramatic turn. The deeper Kara digs the more trouble she seems to find herself in. Then she finds that the company that she is investigating has "bought" certain members of the state Senate. Is Reece included in those members? I don't know, you'll have to read the book to find out.
What I disliked?: At times I felt that Kara was her own worst nightmare, not only in her professional life but also in her personal life. Granted she's been abandoned by most of the men that have been in her life but I felt at times she lumped all men into the same category.
Overall Impression: I thought that this was a really good start to this series and I can hardly wait to read the other books that I have in this series. It's chock full of romance and suspense and the timing and writing style I was really happy with overall.
Why I read this book?: I saw the cover for this book while cruising Goodreads and thought that the idea for the book was very interesting. I was out lWhy I read this book?: I saw the cover for this book while cruising Goodreads and thought that the idea for the book was very interesting. I was out last week at our local re-sale bookstore and found a copy that I purchased.
What I liked?: I really liked Elise and her sister Juliana. They have a really close relationship and not even boys can come between them. I also really liked that Elise had a pretty great sense of humor. I've been reading a lot of YA books lately that seem to have a considerable amount of Insta-Love in them...That was not the case in this book between Elise and Derek. Elise actually thought that Derek was a jerk for awhile even. Juliana and Chase started out as friends and their relationship grew from there but I wouldn't call that Insta-Love either. I think the best part of this book was that we all have "crazy" family members, you'll have to read the book to find out what I mean.
What I disliked?: Webster Grant! What a prick! I also thought that there was a fair amount of superficialness and stereotyping in the book as well.
Overall Impression: This was a quick fun read that I enjoyed a lot. ...more
Why I read this book?: I just recently read the first book in this series, Moon Called, and enjoyed it so much I immediately picked up the second bookWhy I read this book?: I just recently read the first book in this series, Moon Called, and enjoyed it so much I immediately picked up the second book. Which is pretty amazing considering usually I have to read something different in between books in a series.
What I liked?: As always, Mercy Thompson is my heroine! What I really loved about her in this book is that she took her "devil may care" attitude and used it to kick even MORE ass in this book than she did in the first book. She's so "real" even though she is a shapeshifter. I feel I could be friends with her, if she existed in real life. In the first book the bad guys were bad but in this book the bad guy(s) were even badder than that! The action is fast-paced and the mystery is great too. Usually, I'm lukewarm on love triangles but I think in the case of this series it works really well. Though I'm growing increasingly lukewarm on Samuel. But at the same time I'm growing more in "book boyfriend lust" with Adam. I really like the road that Stefan is traveling down, storyline wise...I can hardly wait to see how it/if it plays out. A lot of the secondary characters are starting to grow on me, even Ben...maybe he isn't so bad after all.
What I disliked?: I'm really starting to dislike the whole vampire seethe, with the exception of Stefan of course. Other than that I really don't have much in the way of negatives for this book.
Overall Impression: I might just have to come up with a whole new rating for series/books like this! LOVE this series so much I'm going to go grab book three off of my shelf as soon as I post this review.
Rating: Hand over the Paycheck!
Recommendation: I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a kick ass heroine who isn't afraid to get into harms way for the "people" that she cares about.
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Why I read this book?: I've read the last two books in this series back to back, which is an extremely rare occurrence, and I really wanted to keep upWhy I read this book?: I've read the last two books in this series back to back, which is an extremely rare occurrence, and I really wanted to keep up with what's going on in Mercy's life so I just kept going. I think I'm going to keep going until I run out of books:) 2013 you can't get here fast enough!
What I liked?: As usual, Mercy! She's got this almost obnoxious sense of loyalty and when Zee gets into deep trouble she just jumps in with both feet to clear his name. That is also the point when shit hits the fan as well. I really liked that in this book Mercy finally chose between Adam and Samuel. I really liked that in this book we learn more about the fae and their folklore, there were some pretty interesting stories that were mentioned in this book. The action and suspense were right up there with the last two books and I really liked how we were introduced to Adam's "vengeful" side and more of the pack behaviors. Like in the first book, the bad guy wasn't obvious until the very end and I was really surprised to see that Mercy was wrong about her suspicions.
What I disliked?: This book started off slower than I really liked. It took a fair amount of reading and setting the book down before I got to the point that things started happening and the book grabbed my attention. I also disliked that new characters and plot points were brought into the book but once introduced where never really expanded upon. Maybe they make appearances in upcoming books but I would have liked to see a little more detail.
Overall Impression: This book is considerably more gritty than the last two books. Even though it isn't my favorite in the series I think it's still a really good installment and I'm off to start Bone Crossed!
Rating: Wait Until Payday!
Recommendation: I recommend this series to anyone who loves a tough as nails heroine in their reading material.
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I love my Nook smut! Furthermore, I LOVE this series! I hadn’t really heard of Lorelei James until my mom told me I HAD to read this series! Now I’m kI love my Nook smut! Furthermore, I LOVE this series! I hadn’t really heard of Lorelei James until my mom told me I HAD to read this series! Now I’m kicking myself that I waited so long to check this authors books out!
At the start of this book Channing has basically run away from the pre-planned life that her parents have set up for her. Channing’s idea of adventure is chasing the rodeo and it turns out that Channing’s first traveling partner is a slime ball. Enter our white knight, Colby McKay and his traveling partner’s Trevor Glanzer and Edgar Mancuso. Colby offer’s Channing the adventure that she’s been looking for and Channing, how is completely attracted to Colby, can’t help but jump at the chance.
What really attracted me to this book was that everything wasn’t what it seemed with a couple of the characters. That and Colby McKay is a total Alpha male with a practically insatiable sexual appetite. As the 4 amigo’s roll along everyone learns a little something about each other. Which as the story progresses makes things very interesting.
Sexually, pretty much anything goes in Long Hard Ride. At times Colby was a little bit TO Alpha for me but it seems that just when I wanted to write him off as an ass he did something to redeem himself to me. I will say this, it does get a little wild at times.
Overall, this isn’t my absolute favorite book in the series but it most definitely was a great start to a fascinating series.