I liked this one but not as much as the first book in the series. Much of this one was flashbacks on Liam and Quinn's lives and it really took up theI liked this one but not as much as the first book in the series. Much of this one was flashbacks on Liam and Quinn's lives and it really took up the majority of the book. At one point I looked down and saw that 82% of the book was done and most happened in the 2005 timeline.
I still liked seeing Liam and Quinn together, I just would have preferred more in the present day. It just felt a little rushed....more
This is the third book in the Jackson: Girl's Night Out Series and it features Veronica and Gabe. Veronica was a writer that lived in New York but hasThis is the third book in the Jackson: Girl's Night Out Series and it features Veronica and Gabe. Veronica was a writer that lived in New York but has returned home to Jackson to lick her proverbial wounds. She's trying to make it in a new job without anyone finding out her secret. Gabe is in his first day of working in the local library when he meets Veronica, but he doesn't want to think about her. He just wants to take his year in Jackson and rock climb and make the most out of life before he has to return home to NY.
I really liked how funny Veronica was in this book. She kind of just lit the book up with her personality and she was just entertaining by how much a mess she was. Gabe was so steady and sweet. I really loved him and how he stepped in when Veronica needed him. They had a few issues to work out but the journey getting there was just fun.
Thanks to netgalley for providing me with a copy of this book to read and review....more
**spoiler alert** BE ADVISED... SPOILERS AHEAD... And also a rant. Be prepared!!!!
I had some major problems with this book and the content of it. The**spoiler alert** BE ADVISED... SPOILERS AHEAD... And also a rant. Be prepared!!!!
I had some major problems with this book and the content of it. The main character Addy returns home to help her ailing grandmother with her restaurant. She's kidnapped and thrown into a mine where Noah finds her. We learn quickly that the person who did it had something to do with Addy's gang rape when she was 16.
My main issue is how Addy was treated throughout the book. The stigma of rape is definitely real and a gang rape even more so and it was really prevalent in this book. I felt almost like the author was trying to convince me that in the end it was Addy's fault and she should get over it. The men who did it were "shocked" that she was still thinking about it. Even once the truth began to come out it still seemed like the author was determined for Addy to look bad. At the very end Noah's mom complimented Addy on being kind--- "I'm glad I've been around to see how kind you were to..." Wtf.... That just feels really wrong to me. The mom was just so happy that addy had forgiven these men and her for what they did. It should have played more like "hey I'm happy that you are getting justice and forgive me for being a judgmental bitch who questioned every part of your story and am only now happy because Noah threatened me." That works better for me!! Instead of "you are so benevolent bestowing your forgiveness on these poor men and moving on with your life" it's all in the turn of phrase.
It just left me with a weird feeling and just a wrongness. I don't know. Not sure I want to read more of this series....more
Oh man, this hit me in the feels! So many things were happening to poor Callie. I liked the plot but also felt at times that this was written in 1980.Oh man, this hit me in the feels! So many things were happening to poor Callie. I liked the plot but also felt at times that this was written in 1980. It was just a weird feeling I kept getting every time someone referred to Levi as a drifter. Or tried to insinuate that he needed to "get gone" from town. Besides that weird little quirk I did like the book and I'm curious to see how some of the other stories unfold, especially Sophia's story and also Baxter's. I think they are both going to prove quite interesting....more
This is a prequel to the first book in the series Girl's Night Out. This one is all about Lauren (the local librarian) and the Captain in the fire depThis is a prequel to the first book in the series Girl's Night Out. This one is all about Lauren (the local librarian) and the Captain in the fire department, Jake. Lauren has been divorced for a few years and really wants to get back into the game but can't seem to move past her crush on Jake. What she doesn't realize is that Jake has been subtly checking her out for the past year. They both have reservations about getting together because Jake was friends with her ex and Lauren knew Jake's deceased wife. Things could definitely prove awkward, but might also be worth it.
I loved this short story. It wasn't too short that I felt like I was missing out on a whole relationship and it was just enough to get me wanting to read the next book in the series. I liked that Lauren was the aggressor in the relationship as often it's the man who is the one who is demanding. Also, despite it being a snippet of the series, I still found it amusing and laughed out loud a few times. I really enjoy the way that Dahl writes and her trademark combination of humor and sex.
I'm looking forward to the next book in the series. I've already read the first book and now I'm off to read Flirting with Disaster which is book 2.
Thanks to Harlequin and netgalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review....more
This is the fourth book in the Blue Heron series and features Jack Holland and Emmaline Neal. We've seen Jack in previous books and I was so happy thiThis is the fourth book in the Blue Heron series and features Jack Holland and Emmaline Neal. We've seen Jack in previous books and I was so happy this one was about him because he's always been interesting to me. To start the book, Jack is suffering from a little PTSD after he saved a couple of boys from a car submerged in the lake. He's feeling a little cooped and is sick of people congratulating him on his heroics. When his sister tells him that Emmaline needs a date to a wedding in Florida, he sees the perfect opportunity to get out of town and relax a little. While being a good friend of course. Emmaline has been invited to her ex-boyfriends wedding and she's conflicted about even going. She knows it will most likely be uncomfortable if she shows up, but also thinks that if she doesn't show up he will think that she is pining over him. So she takes Jack Holland with her and of course things don't go exactly as planned.
This was another great book by Higgins, she really is one of my favorite writers. Her characters are always interesting and not stereotypical and the situations they somehow get themselves into are always really funny. I really loved Jack in this book, he was such a stand up guy. Even though there were a few instances where I wanted to hit him over the head for being so gallant, in the end it turned out okay. I just felt bad for Emmaline and I felt so frustrated for her everytime she was in the presence of her ex. He was such an idiot and so annoying, I just really wanted her to punch him in the face.
All in all another great book by Higgins! I can't wait for the next one.
This book was provided to me from netgalley and harlequin for an honest review. Thanks!a...more
This is the first book in a new series by Victoria Dahl and the main characters are Sophie (the local librarian) and Alex (a bad boy biker returning hThis is the first book in a new series by Victoria Dahl and the main characters are Sophie (the local librarian) and Alex (a bad boy biker returning home after a long period away). Sophie is used to being looked at and having people assume she is a quiet run of the mill girl. She wouldn't have it any other way, and wants people to not know her secrets. In fact she never wants to be compared to her mother, the so called town floozy who ran away with a married man and left Sophie and her dad behind. When Alex rolls into town with his muscles, tattoos and motorcycle he sees Sophie and knows she has a little bit of a dark side to her. What he doesn't realize is there connection to one another that might result in both being hurt badly.
I liked the storyline of the book, even though some parts seemed a bit far fetched or ridiculous. I just chalked it up to the author being a bit dramatic and offering some comedic relief. I like that Sophie wasn't the typical librarian character that you find in romance novels, she had that bit of edge that made her interesting. Alex's character really interested me as well, he just seemed full of opposing characteristics so it kept me guessing. They were defintely compatable in the bedroom and all of those scenes were just what I expected coming from Dahl. Some of it bothered me, especially in the last scene of the book. (view spoiler)[ Alex was asking Sophie if she needed it hard because she felt dirty, blah blah, and kept referring to her as a whore. I mean, by the text she clearly liked it but it just rubbed me the wrong way. Good thing it only really happened at the end so I could ignore it for the most part. (hide spoiler)]
I'll definitely check out the next book in the series, I just hope it's not involving Alex's brother Shane, because he seemed REALLY boring!
Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin for providing me with a copy of this book to read and review....more
Unfortunately, this one was not a winner for me. I found myself bored by the characters and really bewildered by how much attention was put onto the dUnfortunately, this one was not a winner for me. I found myself bored by the characters and really bewildered by how much attention was put onto the dogs themselves. Entire pages were just about the interactions between the dogs, and although I love animals and I love reading about animals this was just too much for me. Yes, I do realize the title is called The Dog Park, but I expected more of a romance with added quirky parts about dogs (I was imagining something similar to Jill Shalvis' Animal Magnetism series). This was just not my cup of tea....more
This is the second book in this series and it has the same characters as the first book did. Kate and Drew, except in this one Kate is the narrator foThis is the second book in this series and it has the same characters as the first book did. Kate and Drew, except in this one Kate is the narrator for the majority of the story. I liked the plot, it was entertaining, although far fetched. A simple explanation would have stopped a whole lot of drama from happening.
I feel like I missed something with some of the side characters, I'm not sure if there was a novella in between or if I just read too fast and missed part of the side story line. It was really weird.
Also, Drew was still as sleazy as the first one! I wonder if the next book in the series will be about these two again....more
I saw that this book had a lot of comparisons to the book Wallbanger, so I knew that I definitely wanted to give it a try.
The main character is namedI saw that this book had a lot of comparisons to the book Wallbanger, so I knew that I definitely wanted to give it a try.
The main character is named Drew Evans and he is the narrator of the story. He's a charming guy and has women practically falling at his feet to sleep with him. Drew has no problem being with a different woman (or two) every night because he finds sex to just be fun. When he sees a woman in a club he is instantly drawn to her and despite the fact that she is wearing an engagement ring he still pursues her. Said woman turns him down somewhat reluctantly and the two part ways. When Drew goes into work tomorrow he is surprised (and happy) that the woman from the club is a new member of his team and her name is Kate. All Drew can think about is being with Kate, until the two start competing for a new client in the office. And what follows is their story of being together (or not being together).
I found the book to be a quick read and it was definitely entertaining. Although I found it somewhat humorous, I was actually slightly put off by Drew's personality. He would make jokes about how he was in love with Kate, but then would be looking for another chick to sleep with. He sometimes passed off as smarmy. That guy in the suit at the bar that constantly looks at women and he is too pretty for his own good. I liked Kate, although I wish I got to hear some of her thoughts through the book, but being a first person narrative from Drew's perspective we won't ever know what she was really thinking!
As for the comparisons to the book Wallbanger, they are in the same vein but I thought this one lacked the pure hilarity that Wallbanger had. This one was still good, but to me there isn't really much of a comparison.
I'm going to read the next book in the series because I'm assuming it's going to be the same fast paced, entertaining read....more