What a fun and flirty read! I didn't really know if this book would keep my interest but it intrigued me enough tORIGINALLY POSTED AT DJ'S BOOK CORNER
What a fun and flirty read! I didn't really know if this book would keep my interest but it intrigued me enough to give it a try. Glad I did! Besides being hilarious (always a plus) it was cute and very sexy and you can't go wrong with that.
Scarlett is the type of MC I love in romance books. She's not pathetic in any way, only adorably innocent when it comes to Finn and her feelings for him. Both of them are actually. I loved how there was this life-changing friendship between Scarlett and Finn for many years before hooking up. I think it made for a more realistic read because they dated other people (and not out of spite) and actually tried to be friends. They became important to each other on a different level before becoming lovers and that's awesome. It means there is a solid foundation for their relationship and it only makes sense when they take the next step. The only two that were surprised were Scarlett and Finn.
I thought Finn was adorably funny and sweet. I loved his personality and especially how he was with his two younger sisters. Their relationship was really cute and he was a great big brother. I didn't really like the whole Finn's-parents-are-dead aspect of the story. For some reason I always feel like the author is trying to add unnecessary drama or on the flipside, eliminate a complication from the plot if both parents are dead. But then there are Scarlett's parents who are hilariously hippie and then I think that I'm wrong. They were a riot, especially Scarlett's mother. I about died during the dreaded "sex talk". You will know what I'm talking about when you read the book. It was freaking hilarious.
This book wasn't erotic really, but it was pretty sexy. There are a couple of sex scenes, but nothing that should make you blush like a virgin unless you are one. I thought they were well-written, like the entire book, and pretty steamy. Always a good thing.
This was a quick read with all the elements that I like in a NA romance. Relatable characters, humor, passion and friendship. I definitely recommend it and look forward to more books from this author....more
Silk was a book with a promising premise and solid characters, but it wasn't exactly executed in a way that bestORIGINALLY POSTED AT DJ'S BOOK CORNER
Silk was a book with a promising premise and solid characters, but it wasn't exactly executed in a way that best suited the story. I loved the dual POV between the detective and the serial killer, but there were a lot of unnecessary events that transpired, therefore, drawing the story out longer than it should have been.
Rudyard Bloodstone (cool name) was an interesting character to follow and he made me laugh quite a few times with his inner commentary. William Everhard (serial killer) also intrigued me. BTW, this is not a spoiler. You find out very early on that he likes killing women and to have this insight into him frame of mind is actually really cool. I also like Archie and Jameson, who added another layer of humor to a really dark situation.
I loved the period the story is set in, during the time of Queen Victoria and Jack the Ripper. It reminded me of Ripper Street (TV show) which is amazing. I could totally see this being one of the cases on that show. That's what really intrigued me about this book, besides the fact that I wanted to try a different genre than I'm used to.
There is a tiny hint of romance in the story, but hardly any to matter. I think Rudyard's romantic scenes were used to balance out William's and show how a normal man acts in a relationship versus a psychopath. But that's just my perception of it, I might be wrong.
I could recommend this book, but just beware that the book does take a roundabout way to get to the truth, which has more to it than you'd probably think. Also the ending is a semi-cliffhanger leading into another case. The crime in this book is solved so no worries there. You won't be left hanging. So yeah, this one is worth a read if you like 19th-century suspense novels. Give it a try....more
This is the type of romance I can't get enough of. NWB was sexy, hilarious and written to perfection. I consumedORIGINALLY POSTED AT DJ'S BOOK CORNER
This is the type of romance I can't get enough of. NWB was sexy, hilarious and written to perfection. I consumed the entire book within a day and was a bit peeved when it was over. Now I'm thinking I need to read the first book in the series, just to get my next fix.
I loved both of our MCs the moment I met them. Michael and Mia were complete opposites and that was apparent from the start. Their first face to face interaction was hilarious and does horribly wrong just as expected. But the chemistry was there right from the jump and I loved it. I like how they were both extremes–one extremely strict and sensible and the other extremely scatterbrained and kind of silly. I loved this pairing just as much as I would have had they been exactly alike and butting heads at every turn. Wait, Michael and Mia did butt heads at every turn and it was hilarious. They were both justified in the way they felt most of the time, which made this book that much better and I think the sexual chemistry is what made their arguments that much more childish and adorable.
This book was hot without being pornographic. I don't mind dirty books, in fact, I love them but this book might have been ruined if it was too dirty. The focus was clearly on building a strong relationship between Michael and Mia that wasn't based on sex. Because this book dances in the realm of insta-love, the author was very smart to take this route and keep the porno play down to a minimum. It made the love story believable even though it went from hate to love rather quickly.
The writing was fantastic. Clarke writes with an easy flow that you don't see very often. Every sentence fit perfectly with the one before and after it and the book was just a pleasure to read over all. The author's sense of humor shined through and I'm very interested in reading Sleeping with the Boss and the next one in the series that is supposed to come out this year. I hope the humor element is not diminished in the other books because it's probably my favorite part.
This was a fun read and I highly recommend it. There's really nothing bad I can say about this book. It was adorable and I'm super glad I got a chance to read it. If you're looking for a quick read that packs a very sexy punch, then I recommend NWB. Can't wait to read more!...more
This is one of those books that pisses you off as much as it intrigues you. It had a lot of weak points, but had sORIGNALLY POSTED AT DJ'S BOOK CORNER
This is one of those books that pisses you off as much as it intrigues you. It had a lot of weak points, but had some strengths too which helped to balance the book out for me.
I will start off by saying that I pretty much hated Marie the entire book. She was nasty and prejudice and all the things that make me hate humans. Even once I understood why she acted the way she did, I still didn't like her. Again, I understood why she felt the way she did about Mazen, but damn, she didn't have to treat him like crap the entire book. Especially since he was so incredibly kind to her. I could see if he was mean or abusive, but he was so sweet he should have given her cavities. It was kind of annoying but I also felt sorry for Marie because she clearly hadn't been let out of the house much as a child. No one expected her to fall head over heels in love with Mazen, especially considering the circumstances, but her attitude sucked so bad, I just couldn't take it.
Mazen was a bit too perfect in my eyes. He's a prince, yet he is letting Marie treat him like an unwanted stepchild. I mean come on dude, you're not going to at least make it known that you're not game for that? Yell, curse, do something! And if Mazen was an angel, Marie's brother Joseph was satan. What he did...I would have killed him. It was unforgivable and he got just what he deserved.
The plot was really good though. I liked the idea of it and I'm interested to see how it plays out. I will say the romance was overshadowed by all the drama in this book so I hope book two has more of the lovey and less of the nutty.
I don't recommend this book if you want to read about a sheltered, closed-minded young woman who is prejudice as I don't know what for eighty percent of the book (and states so out loud!). But I can say the plot and setting are something unique and that's a plus. The writing was just okay and the formatting was totally wacky even for a galley, but if you can get past all of that, you just might enjoy this book....more
I will start this review off by saying that I didn't like Wire as much as its predecessor Craze, but it was stillORGINALLY POSTED AT DJ'S BOOK CORNER
I will start this review off by saying that I didn't like Wire as much as its predecessor Craze, but it was still a very good book that was well written and filled with my favorite element–humor.
Evan and Paige were both great characters to follow. Like most romance MCs, they kicked off their inevitable romance with a nice period of avoidance due to a previous sexual encounter that didn't end so well. This only made the book more fun to read and I enjoyed watching them get over themselves and just go with it. I loved that Evan was the piner and not Paige. That was a nice change of pace. She wanted to act like they never hooked up and he was all for doing it again. And again and again. Most of the time the women are the ones that are longing for something more, and though Paige does have the hots for Evan, she has her own reasons for wanting nothing more to do with him. Her reasons suck if you ask me, but hey, whatever. Do your thing, Paige.
I really enjoyed the video game aspect of this book and how the crime was perpetrated using a video game to get people to commit murder. It was a well thought out plot and though I figured out the culprit way before the characters did, that didn't take away from me enjoying the book because there were details about the crimes that I couldn't have guessed if I tried. So that was a good thing. I also loved that Paige was the CEO of the gaming company and represented strong female characters that don't need some knight in shining armor to save the day. Maybe they could use a partner in crime, but they don't need a savior. Evan definitely came through for Paige in this book, but only because he was the expert she needed to get the job done right. We need more characters like Paige in romance books.
The other guys in Pierce Securities weren't as big a part of this book as they were in Craze, and I would have loved to see more of them. When they get together on the same page, it's nonstop laughs and I just love a book that can make me laugh. I'm really eager to read the next book in the series and get more of these men!
Definitely a thumbs up here. Wire is a fast read that gives you as much romance as suspense. You'll enjoy the plot and the characters and will be just as grabby hands as me for the next book when you're done. So yes, this book is most certainly worth a read!...more
I honestly can't get enough of this series! I have thoroughly enjoyed each book and wish there could be many manyORIGINALLY POSTED AT DJ'S BOOK CORNER
I honestly can't get enough of this series! I have thoroughly enjoyed each book and wish there could be many many more!
I had a good time with Jack and Kate's story, though there were times where I just wanted to bop both of them in the face. I thought they were damn cute together and just like Eli and Sadie, and Conner and Liss, there was history between them and I loved that. It always makes for a more realistic love story when the MCs already know each other, though I don't think it's required to make a romance believable. I didn't find it strange at all the age difference between them because it's freaking 2015 and that happens all the time. I thought it was sweet actually because here is Jack who helped raise Kate (in a way) falling in love with the same girl he used to poke fun at. It's darling. Yates also has a way with writing spicy love scenes and that continued in this book. So another great aspect that romance lovers will enjoy!
As much as I liked Jack and Kate, they also got on my nerves a bit. But that's bound to happen when the MCs spend half the book with their heads up their asses. Both of them exuded a hell of a lot of energy trying to "protect their hearts" and it just became annoying. I guess I just felt that with their history they should have trusted each other a lot more than they seemed to. Then again, it had a lot to do with trusting themselves first and neither of them were keen on that. But in the end, it all worked out and that's all that matters.
This is a classic bad boy, good girl story but with lots of humor and great characters that you want to root for and not kill. The ending was a bit abrupt, but I'm okay with that. I didn't like it as much as Brokedown Cowboy (my fave!) but it's definitely another great addition to the Copper Ridge series and I recommend it if you've read the first two. A great read!
P.S. Shoulda Been a Cowboy is tucked in at the end of this book, and it's another cute read as well! ...more