Sophie is a newspaper advice columnist. Someone she tried to help killed himself but he is still sending her letters. I immediately liked Sophie. “Ah....moreSophie is a newspaper advice columnist. Someone she tried to help killed himself but he is still sending her letters. I immediately liked Sophie. “Ah. You spend much time in your books. You like to be dramatic.”Sophie has a lot of compassion for people and she tries really hard to help others. She was a nurse before she was an advice columnist so she is very nurturing. “I left all the good behind because I couldn’t handle the bad anymore.” Sophie meets Marek and she is immediately drawn to his dark side. A character calls Sophie naïve and she is definitely that. If someone is outside my door and waits a long time to be invited in before coming inside and freaks out my cat, I would think something was up before he had to flash fang. The story is intriguing. The writing is really good and so is the pacing. It is a really fast read. 4 stars
A book about zombies and werewolves sounds pretty cool to me. Dr. Dora Adler is working in the E.R on her 27th birthday which is Friday the thirteenth...more A book about zombies and werewolves sounds pretty cool to me. Dr. Dora Adler is working in the E.R on her 27th birthday which is Friday the thirteenth and a full moon. She lives in a world where zombie flash mobs are normal and distracts herself from the zombie apocalypse by reading trashy romance novels. Dirk is a werewolf with a white teacup Chihuahua named Fang (“He travels in a pet carrier on my Harley and wears a spike collar,” he retorted defensively.”) and kills zombies with a pair of machetes. Werewolves kill witches and Dora is a witch. They are both captured by an evil doctor who tortures and experiments on them. This book is really good. I was drawn into the story from the very first chapter. I liked Dora a lot. She is a very likeable character. The pacing of the story is really good and it is well written. 4 stars.
I know a lot of people have really hated this book. I didn't hate it but I have to agree that it did fall flat. I was disappointed with who Sookie end...moreI know a lot of people have really hated this book. I didn't hate it but I have to agree that it did fall flat. I was disappointed with who Sookie ended up with. It was kind of a strange ending for a popular series. Meh. (less)
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Owen spots Kristen and starts following her. They are werewolves and she is his chosen mate. Th...moreI was gifted this book for an honest review. Thank You!
Owen spots Kristen and starts following her. They are werewolves and she is his chosen mate. The werewolf pack is endangered and Owen needs Kristen to be welcomed into her werewolf nature and continue his species. A violent shapeshifter also is interested in Kristen. This is a really quick, racy, read. “Tell me how bad you want me. How I am the only one who can make you feel this way. Tell me you’re mine.” The paranormal turf war going on makes this story really exciting. The interaction between Owen and Kristen was very erotic and romantic. I liked this story a lot. (less)
I don't know if you've noticed, but I really like these books. This is the conclusion to Rose's trilogy. And I was super excited to read it. If you ha...more I don't know if you've noticed, but I really like these books. This is the conclusion to Rose's trilogy. And I was super excited to read it. If you haven't read them, start with the first book, Seduced by Innocence, be aware that the first book ends on a cliffhanger so make sure you also have Seduced by Pain.
In Seduced by Innocence, each chapter starts with a quote from Romeo and Juliet. In Seduced by Pain, the quote is Midsummer Night's Dream. Seduced by Power has quotes from 'The Scottish Play', which is my favorite Shakespeare. “Stars, hide your fires! Let not light see my black and deep desires.” “By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes.”
“My home is wherever you are." (swoon) “My wishes all came true when I met you.” (double swoon)
This book has it all: adventure and racy romance. It was definitely a wild ride and I loved every minute of it. As I finished reading it, I had actual tears in my eyes. I am glad that I won't have to say goodbye completely to these characters since there are more Seduced books in the works. (less)
Mercy and Adam are now married. Mercy and her step daughter Jesse are shopping on Black Friday. Something has happened to Adam and the pack. They have...moreMercy and Adam are now married. Mercy and her step daughter Jesse are shopping on Black Friday. Something has happened to Adam and the pack. They have been taken by a pseudo government agency. I love the Mercy Thompson series. I used to live in Tri-Cities and I am so unhappy that I never ran into vampires, fae or werewolves while I was there, ha ha. I remember the Tri-Cities as being pretty boring. I love this series and I am still in love with it. Usually by book 7, I get tired of a series. But this one is still going strong. It still keeps me interested enough to keep turning the page. Mercy is a great character. And I like that these books are set in the Tri-Cities where I used to live. Pretty cool to read a book with a spunky, strong female lead set in the Northwest. I live in Portland, OR now. Still haven't run into any vampires. Oh well.(less)
First there were the Capulets and Montagues. Then there were the Hatfields and McCoys. Now there are the O'Conners and Wintersongs. Or at least one ve...moreFirst there were the Capulets and Montagues. Then there were the Hatfields and McCoys. Now there are the O'Conners and Wintersongs. Or at least one very bad lady with the innocuous name of Rainbow Wintersong. In the first book Seduced by Innocence, each chapter began with a quote from Romeo and Juliet, in this book the quote is from A Midsummer Night's Dream. “The course of true love never did run smooth.” Rose's mother and Blake are even more evil than before. Rose is depressed Derek won't talk to her. This book is so well written, I just couldn't put it down, so to speak. I loved the first book and now I am completely hooked on Rose's story. I love it so much, I just don't want it to end. This book took the eroticism from the first book to the next level and it was hot, hot, hot. And once again this book ends with a cliffhanger. This author is driving me nuts. Must get next book! (less)
19-year-old Rose belongs to a coven of witches who are feuding with a family of shapeshifting druids Before you can say 'this sort of thing caused pro...more19-year-old Rose belongs to a coven of witches who are feuding with a family of shapeshifting druids Before you can say 'this sort of thing caused problems in Romeo and Juliet and in Dallas too', Rose meets Derek. Three quarters of the way through, my only thought is: 'this is not going to end well'. “My only love sprung from my only hate.” This book is so good that I am mad at myself for not reading it sooner. The writing is excellent. It is a really fast read and I was totally digging it. The coven of witches has a serious hippie commune vibe with names like Mist, Ocean, Rainbow, Wolf Song, Wildflower and Rain. Except they don't have the whole hippie 'love one another' credo, Rose's mother is so cruel and violent. I am pretty sure the Witches Rede is: “An it harm none, do what thou wilt”. I have read enough books and seen enough movies to know that when you start using your powers for evil and to harm others, bad things happen to you and those you care about. I also liked that this book is set in the Northwest, my home town, though I live in Portland, OR not Seattle, WA. Rose hopes Derek likes dogs, ha ha ha funny. I like that Rose uses words like “self-effacing”. Rose is so innocent but she has a dark power. I thought this book at first was tame and young adult but then things started heating up and it got romantic and erotic. I knew this book was going to end on a cliffhanger. I was prepared for it but yet I still screamed: “No!” Lucky for me, I have the second book.(less)
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Sophie is moving in with her grandmother in Virginia. The first night there s...moreThis book was gifted to me by the author for an honest review. Thank You!
Sophie is moving in with her grandmother in Virginia. The first night there she hears wolves calling outside her window. The last four books I have read have had a hot guy on a motorcycle protecting the girl and the last three the hot guy on the motorcycle has been the protagonist's soul mate. These girls are making me seriously jealous! I want a hot guy on a motorcycle who is my soul mate. I guess it saves time. You meet the guy, and BAM he's yours. Blue-eyed Caeden is super yummy. And Sophie is very feisty. ““Sophie was fine up until the point where she fell flat on her face when she got a look at my delicious abs,” he said and pulled up his shirt rubbing his chiseled stomach.” “My basement floor is now flooded with your drool.” “You have the gift of the purest, most kind, forgiving, all-consuming, true love.” “Bring on the shackles baby, I'm your slave.”
This books starts in September. Sophie's first shift into a wolf will be on her 18th birthday, January 16th. I was really liking this book. I liked the banter between Caeden and Sophie. The rival pack adds a lot of tension and excitement to the plot. Travis is a really, horrible, scary villain. Thinking of another shifter council in the shifter series by Rachel Vincent, they would have been executed a long time ago by an enforcer. This wolf council seems more lenient towards murder and torture of innocents. And this group doesn't seem to have an enforcer to do the dirty work. Though this group of wolf shifters seems a bit smaller than the shifter packs in Rachel Vincent's series. The other difference may be because this is a young adult book and Rachel Vincent's series is adult. But it does seem a little strange that Travis only gets a scolding like: 'bad wolf. No more of that.'
Caeden starts spending the night in Sophie's room to keep her safe. They hide this from her grandmother which I personally don't think would work. The grandmother is also a wolf, wouldn't she smell Caeden in the house? Caeden is the Alpha and leader of his pack which is a lot of responsibility for an 18-year-old. He does the best he can but he is after all just a boy. Great leadership comes from experience, I think.
Caeden takes Sophie to the woods and a cave. As I was reading this I was thinking that 'how come they're not worried about bears?' but I guess since it is January all the bears would be hibernating. And I guess smaller animals would be afraid of the wolves and know to stay away.
I really liked this book a lot. I was seriously getting into the interaction between Caeden and Sophie. They are so funny and cute together. I really want to read the next book in this series and find out what happens with the big, bad, wolf: Travis. I am surprised that the author is only 19. She shows a lot of maturity in her writing which can get only better with experience. 4 stars. (less)
Sisters Rosie and Scarlett lose their grandmother to a Fenris. Scarlett wears a red cloak and hunts the Fenris. Rosie is 16 and Scarlett is 18. Scarle...moreSisters Rosie and Scarlett lose their grandmother to a Fenris. Scarlett wears a red cloak and hunts the Fenris. Rosie is 16 and Scarlett is 18. Scarlett was terribly scarred and lost an eye protecting Rosie on the day their grandmother was killed. Now they hunt the Fenris, the werewolves, with the help of their woodsman friend Silas. Rosie is seriously attracted to Silas and starts to fall in love with him. Scarlett is obsessed with hunting the Fenris who are searching for a Potential, a man who will become Fenris. I thought this was a pretty good story but I wasn't getting too drawn into the plot and I wasn't caring too much about the characters. Silas thinks Rosie should live her life and not be a hunter if she doesn't want to but Rosie feels obligated to help her sister since Scarlett saved her life. I wasn't really getting into this story too much and thought a lot of it was kind of boring but then the last 50 pages were just amazing which redeemed it for me. (less)