**spoiler alert** When I was first asked to read and review this book, I was game because it was a paranormal. Then I saw the cover, realized it would**spoiler alert** When I was first asked to read and review this book, I was game because it was a paranormal. Then I saw the cover, realized it would be a wolf book and I got super excited. I love paranormal/shifter wolves and romance. :)
It was later in the evening when I decided to start it to see how far I could get. Well by 1 a.m., I could barely keep my eyes open but was so torn because I seriously could not put this book down.
Congrats to you Sofia Grey, for writing a fantastic shifter story !!!!!
I love love loved it :) At 87 pages, it was the perfect length for me to read at one time but then at the same time it just wasn't long enough either because I didn't want the story to end.
I have to say I fell in love with Wolfie before the end of Chapter 1 :) His protectiveness was immediate for who he recognized to be his Mate and was impressed that he had respect enough to give her a little time to get used to him before he scared the crap out of her. And how cool to have the ability to invade someone's dreams? That was a trait I hadn't read in any books before so I really enjoyed that. I won't give you any more details though so you can experience it for yourself.
This is an erotic novella and the electricity between Wolfie/Jake and Lillian was instantaneous, powerful and simply hot !! I whole-heartedly believe there is such a thing as love at first sight, even though Lillian definitely fights it. She was a scarred popstar running away from a bad relationship to hide in the Snowdonia Mountains at Lupus Cottage to heal. With the simple gesture of taking in and caring for an animal she thought she'd hit with her car, she started a chain reaction that would end up having a profound healing effect on both of their lives.
I want to read this again....and again.....and can you please, pretty please... hurry with A Handful of Wolf (Snowdonia Wolves #2) :)
Absolutely, without a doubt 5 stars !!! Kudos Ms. Grey !!!
When It's Least Expected wasn't at all what I expected but it is what the title says, 'when it's least expected', you read a bookMy Review:
When It's Least Expected wasn't at all what I expected but it is what the title says, 'when it's least expected', you read a book that throws you completely! I didn't used to be a YA reader but I am truly and thoroughly hooked. As an author, i know the feeling of that nail-biting pulling-your-hair-out having to wait for a review , not knowing if the reader will like it but our author, Heather Van Fleet shouldn't ever have to worry about this one again.
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I have to say that I usually don't read murder mysteries but the blurb had me wanting to find oI was given this book in return for an honest review...
I have to say that I usually don't read murder mysteries but the blurb had me wanting to find out more. I 've found myself liking YA stories more everyday. I really loved Autumn in this story. She's a super smart girl with not many friends but she definitely loves the people close to her. I think it's extremely cool for a 16 year old to be so much into forensics. I always wanted to do that myself and while i'm pretty sure if I found my older sister murdered, i'd very possibly fall apart.
I definitely give Autumn kudos for refocusing herself into finding her sister's killer even while dealing with so much grief. I felt her pain, especially when she was being considered a suspect. Such a realistic scenario but one i wouldn't wish upon anyone, especially a teenager.
S.X. Bradley did a fantastic job creating a suspenseful crime detail-filled mystery with romance mixed in, one that kept me on my toes until the very end. An emotional and intruiging read that I highly recommend to any YA suspense reader ! Looking forward to reading more from this author :)
What a great anthology written by three great authors. I love Romance, especially Romance set at Christmas time and this anthology didn't disappoint iWhat a great anthology written by three great authors. I love Romance, especially Romance set at Christmas time and this anthology didn't disappoint in any way.
The first story, Mistletoe Accomplished by Maggie Devine was definitely “devine”! This story had me hooked right away. Curtis and Lauren fought so well from the beginning it was bound to be interesting and there was the restaurant chef conflict that kept me as a reader guessing how things would turn out. Ms. Devine made her characters genuine and believable and this is a very well written story! Love it!
In the second story Redford Falls #1: Chocolate Kisses by Darlene Fredette, it couldn't have been any more sweet! Candy runs the family candy store and has promised a Santa appearance with no Santa? And then there's the small thing of needing a financial miracle to keep that business running. Perfect(or not so perfect) time for the love of her old life to re-appear without warning. I love this story because it is totally believable, starting with a wedding the groom doesn't remember being in to being roped in to playing Santa. Jackson Frost and Candace Cane stole my heart and this is absolutely a must read! Great great job Ms. Fredette, and I'll say it again, I love this story and I am excitedly looking forward to Redford Falls #2 coming December 2012.
Now for the third story, The Santa Drag by Liv Rancourt. The author did an awesome job with bringing these characters to life and what a totally original idea. Who would ever think, a woman in a Santa suit? Every mall or sidewalk Santa I’ve ever seen has always been a man but who ever said a woman can't do anything a man can do. This was truly a wonderfully written story! Kudos Liv Rancourt, I loved it !!
Please don't ask me to pick my favorite out of these three short stories because I just can't do it. They were all a bit different but great each in their own way! I would highly recommend this Christmas anthology even on the hottest day in the middle of summer !! ~ Krista Ames, Author
Other than being utterly speechless with a wide smile, I can only muster one word to start..... WOW!
This single sort story would absolutely rate at thOther than being utterly speechless with a wide smile, I can only muster one word to start..... WOW!
This single sort story would absolutely rate at the top of my “read and loved” list. As a true diehard romance fan, stop and think for just a moment...can you even imagine what kind of opportunity it would be to be in your 40's and get a “do-over”? Could this be the perfect opportunity for Lila to fix the mundane life she had ultimately settled for. She had it all, stability, success, companionship, but love? Happiness?
The author did an amazing job “flipping” the main character and totally had me hooked. It was very well written and flowed smoothly. It tested Lila's mind to have to remember what she did and who she knew 21 years ago but I applaud Lila for having the nerve to take a chance. This was such a great story that it made me want to Google Ceri Herbert for other books she has written to run out and purchase!! I highly recommend you do the same, run out and grab this great read with both hands @!@ ~ Krista Ames, Author...more
What a unique story! And might I say I was pleasantly surprised by the turnSnowbound Hearts January Anthology 2012
Sophie's Snow Day by Jillian Chantal
What a unique story! And might I say I was pleasantly surprised by the turn of events in this story. Mrs. Baker was definitely a kind woman by taking in her faithful feline Sophie. Such a life a cat lives. Along with a second stray found on the porch in the bitter cold, both Sophie and the black male Tobias turn the tables when the need arises to take care of their own Mrs. Baker in her time of need. A cozy winter tale to keep you warm on a chilly night.
Snowbanked by Jennifer Daiker
I love fun romantic winter stories and this story takes the reader to the hometown of Parker and Grant and through the trials of lost love. How frustrating to find oneself stuck in a snow bank only to be helped by none other than your ex. Not exactly the person she planned on or wanted to see. Quite a realistic tale our author weaves to make you feel as if you're back in Holly Springs. Were the reasons she left then going to be good enough reasons to keep her away now? Don't miss Snowbanked!
The White Lion by Maggie Devine
I enjoyed this story immensely and love the English town setting with a small family owned pub in the middle of winter. Makes me want to go there for a drink but what I love even more is the cocky owner and her very direct opinions. Our brilliant author has a unique way of incorporating the hero into the heroine's life unbeknownst to her. It was nice to see how Ms. Devine made subtle attitude changes to Sophie's character over the course of the story and brought old love and new family together for a great ending...brilliant!! An absolute must read!!
Winter Twilight by Shannon O'Brien
This well written selection by Ms. O'Brien was positively delightful. Teagan was a very quiet, focused woman trying to start her life over in a new place with a new job and a new home she loved. Her only fear, to let herself open up, and the men in her path prove to be challenges she may be unable to avoid, good and bad. With a little bit of conflict and the help of a new love, can she successfully put her past in the past where it belongs and look forward to her future? This story told a great story, one of which I would read again and again. I highly recommend.
Snowbound Hearts is another anthology by Still Moments Publishing, truly a pleasure to read and recommend to anyone. ~ Krista Ames, Author