I really enjoy this series and this book was no exception. From the beginning I wasn't sure how I would end up liking Rowdy but as each book has gone...moreI really enjoy this series and this book was no exception. From the beginning I wasn't sure how I would end up liking Rowdy but as each book has gone on I ended up liking him more and more. He was actually a really sweet guy and as we find out more about his past with his sister and his relationship with his parents it only made me want to find him and give him a hug. I loved his relationship with Avery and although I found him to sometimes be a little exasperating I did think that they were cute together. I liked how Avery stood tough against his sexual onslaught, and how she was her own person. Her past was definitely not a walk in the park and it explained why she was resistant to Rowdy to start off with.
I can't wait for the next book in this series!(less)
This is the third book in the Jackson series and features Charlie and Walker. Charlie is a security specialist who has just been hired at the new ski...moreThis is the third book in the Jackson series and features Charlie and Walker. Charlie is a security specialist who has just been hired at the new ski resort in Wyoming but she is starting to think the job is too much for her to handle. Her old schoolmate Dawn is the wife of the owner and she is giving Charlie a hard time about her past. Charlie is just trying to move on with her life and fix the reputation that is in tatters. Walker is a cowboy that is also trying to recover from a misstep in his past. He made the mistake of getting involved with a ranch owner's wife and is now reaping the consequences. He's struggling to find a job through the winter when the perfect job he really wants he thinks is too far out of his reach.
I liked the relationship between Charlie and Walker, there was definitely a lot of sexual tension and teasing before much really happened. They had a very intense relationship but there was one scene where Charlie wanted it "dirty" and it was just too set up for me. It seemed like an instance where the author felt obliged to put in a soft core dominance situation. Even Walker's character was saying he felt strange.. it was all very odd. I guess either go full throttle on it or don't do it at all.
The subplot of Charlie's problems with her job at the ski resort seemed really far-fetched. I wasn't that interested in what was happening there. But I loved all the side plots with Rayleen. I really loved her and found the epilogue so sweet!! She was definitely a laugh a minute and I loved when they both would tease Walker mercilessly. The picture of a 6'4 cowboy blushing over what a couple of women say is just very amusing and appealing to me.
I definitely enjoyed the book and will continue to read books by Dahl in the future. I also still need to go back and read the first book in this series!
Thank you to Harlequin and Netgalley for providing me with this copy to read and review.(less)
This is the eleventh book in the Krewe of Hunters series. The main characters are Olivia Gordon (Malachi's cousin - Malachi was the main character in...moreThis is the eleventh book in the Krewe of Hunters series. The main characters are Olivia Gordon (Malachi's cousin - Malachi was the main character in the previous book) and Dustin Blake. Dustin is with the FBI when he is approached by the Krewe to work a case in Tennessee. Dustin poses as a client entering the Horse Ranch. A historic ranch that helps people with physical and/or mental disabilities recover and Olivia is one of the counselor's. Dustin was called to help Olivia figure out what happened to the founder (Marcus) of the Horse Ranch. He was found dead of a supposed drug overdose but Olivia is insisting that Marcus didn't kill himself and that instead he was murdered. Also helping her belief is the fact that Marcus's ghost has been talking to her and telling her that someone killed him. Olivia and Dustin have to work together, even if they may not trust each other, to figure out what really happened to Marcus before someone else gets hurt.
I really liked the mystery of this book. I found myself trying to figure out what was going on and being thwarted along the way. I liked Olivia's character, she was aware of her strengths and weaknesses and didn't do too many stupid things. Dustin was very confident in his abilities and he was also very self assured and knew he could help Olivia if she let him. I liked that their attraction to each other wasn't instant, but seemed to develop over a longer period of time. He wasn't quite the same level of sexiness as Malachi was, but that's okay, I still liked him. I just think he could have been more "alpha" to fully appeal to me.
I did think that the ending of the story was kind of far fetched and didn't make all that much sense to me. It just seemed a little ludicrous that a person (or people) would do the things they did to get what they wanted. But oh well, I still enjoyed the read and I will definitely read other books by Graham.
Thank you to Netgalley and Harlequin for providing me with this copy to read and review.(less)
This is the second book in the Blue Heron series and the main characters are Honor and Tom Barlow. Honor is the eldest in the Holland family and she i...moreThis is the second book in the Blue Heron series and the main characters are Honor and Tom Barlow. Honor is the eldest in the Holland family and she is trying to move on with her life. After an appointment with her gynecologist and she is informed that she's getting a little older and should really think about having babies she decides to make the step and tell her lifelong crush and best friend that she wants to marry him. Unfortunatly he doesn't feel the same way and Honor is devestated. She cries to her best friend and decides she needs to move on and find someone else. Especially after said best friend and ex-crush decide to get married. So when Honor's grandmother says she knows of a man who needs a wife for a green card (Tom Barlow) she is desperate enough to go. Tom is from England and when his job can't afford to offer him sponsorship for his green card he is desperate for another way to stay. Especially since his not quite step son is still in the picture and he would love to be able to stay in America for him. When Honor agrees to help Tom by offering to marry him he doesn't quite know what to do. Should the two try to become an actual couple and deceive family and friends or are they really deceiving eachother by not realizing their feelings might be true?
Ahh I love Kristan Higgins books! A book by her never fails to leave me feeling warm and fluffy inside. The characters are always a little nuts, the situations outlandishly ridiculous and everything is over the top dramatic but when you boil down the story it's always about real people and their heartfelt emotions.
I loved Tom Barlow's character. The scenes with him boxing with his shoulder tattoo's showing.. dear lord. A bad boy in the making. Just throw in his accent and the book was practically melting in my hands. Nothing sexier in my opinion!! Although granted he did some stupid things, but he always made up for them in spectacular ways! Honor was a little prim and proper and it was funny watching her try to stay away from Tom. I loved her devotion to her family especially her grandparents, it was very sweet. I also love the dynamics between her and her sisters.
Another great book by Higgins! And this series is definitely coming to be a favorite of mine, I just wonder who will be up next!
Thanks to Harlequin and Netgalley for providing me with a copy of this book to read and review.(less)
Eh, not as good as her new species series. A lot of sex, not too much of a storyline. I probably won't read the next one. I'll just wait impatiently f...moreEh, not as good as her new species series. A lot of sex, not too much of a storyline. I probably won't read the next one. I'll just wait impatiently for the next New Species book to come out.(less)
I'm definitely enjoying these books but reading them back to back pretty quickly I am noticing a lot of similarities between books. Some phrases are b...moreI'm definitely enjoying these books but reading them back to back pretty quickly I am noticing a lot of similarities between books. Some phrases are becoming repetitive, and some plotlines as well.
I'm not sure if I had read them with a few months or longer in between that I even would have noticed, so I'm just going to continue enjoy them for their entertainment factor.
One thing I'm hoping for is a new species couple, or a new species female and human male story. So far it's been concentrated to new species male and human female. Crossing my fingers for diversity!(less)
I saw this on a few friend's shelves and have been feeling the need to read a PNR erotica book. This reminded me of a Lora Leigh's Breeds series, I en...moreI saw this on a few friend's shelves and have been feeling the need to read a PNR erotica book. This reminded me of a Lora Leigh's Breeds series, I enjoyed it and will be reading the next one in the series.(less)