Juliette Cross has always been a fan favorite of mine when it comes to kick ass heroines who really knows how to pack a punch and worse than sin lead heroes who are nonetheless pantying dropping hot. So obviously when she released "Wolf Gone Wild", I couldn't wait to get my grubby little hands on it to further immerse myself in the supernatural world she was able to create filled with witches, werewolves and vampires.
If you haven't already know, the story starts off with Mateo seeking out the infamous witch Evie, pleading with her to help him get rid of a hex that prevents him shifting from man to wolf. The novel then transitions to the generic format of a whirlwind romance filled with fine ass sexual tension, oozing chemistry and a dynamic duo that you can't help but root for.
After completing the novel, it took me a bit of time to access then process the read and eureka! I was finally able to sum it all up into one simple word: decent. Yes, just decent people. What more can I say? There was absolutely no wow factor but, a big but there. I didn't completely hate it. Please don't kill me JC, I felt like this was a big fat, "it's not you, it's me" type of read for the reason it's really just me I swear because I can totally see how this could be a win for most readers. In my opinion, it could've been better and I'm downright shocked that I didn't absolutely love this since I typically do with anything the author spits out. I just couldn't form a real connection with storyline nor characters despite liking less than a handful of them.
Besides the semi mediocre plot, I will admit one of the plus sides of the read was the dashing lead Mateo and his hilarious and let's be real, down right dirty inner wolf, Alpha. Hey I like a man that knows what he wants *wink wink*. But…. And yes there's another but being thrown in, I wasn't exactly a mega fan of Evie. Eh, I could've done without her to be honest and would have more than happy to have the focus primarily on Mateo and Alpha. Sure she was optimistic, good at heart, willing to help anyone in need and holds other good attributes― a part of me kinda sorta hope she be more… mature so to speak. I don't know but I'm guessing it's maybe because I was so spoiled by the previous heroines that were so badass in the author's other works that this heroine just fell short for me. Nevertheless, me not liking her entirely didn't ruin my reading experience and I hope the next installment would be more up my alley.
So without further ado, this was still a fairly enjoyable and decent read that I will recommend to readers that are fans of the supernatural genre who are looking for a side piece of scorching hot, panty dropping and hot tempered werewolves and relatable, down to earth witches that help keep them at bay. It's definitely a novel worth checking out.
"Love Lettering" is an original piece of work filled with secret codes and messages (my favorite portions of the book), flawed characters and symbolism that made this downright unputdownable.
It's like wow. I am pleasantly surprised by how much I liked this. No joke. I had previously read some reviews and anticipated the worse with this one but I was nearly knocked off my feet with this uniquely written contemporary romance concept. The characters' storyline was refreshing and the pace was painful on the intake but gradually started to improve chapter by chapter. I kid you not, my eyes glued to my screen, taking all the words to heart and then without missing a beat, I found myself in a whimsical journey of self discovery and as the story unfolded, Reid and Meg great character development.
In addition, if you're looking for a whirlwind romance, this is not the book for you. This slow burn novel can either make it or break it for most readers, and the romance aspect to Meg and Reid relationship didn't start until a little after the halfway mark but the wait was worthwhile.
This is a must have, must read, must everything is book for any reader looking to close the year on a high note.
Definitely a lot better than what I've been reading as of late but was it memorable? Nah. It wasn't too bad but it was all that great either. I will note that I liked the dynamic between Mae and 'Rogue" and how their lives were already intertwined prior to series. Otherwise I found myself bored in-between some scenes and chapters and would definitely consider this a hit or miss type for some readers. Nevertheless, I will keep this author in mind if I'm ever looking to dive into a paranormal romance story filled with some sexy cowboys werewolves.
Holy cow! I really really like this despite some of the cliche and cheesy moments/scenes but nevertheless the swoonworthy hero and head strong heroine won me over. I mean who doesn't love a hot alpha who knows what he wants and does the chasing for once?! It was scorching hot from beginning to the end.
I can't even formulate enough words to describe the feelings that I felt reading this heavy, thought provoking, realistic, and heartbreakingly beautiful tale that nearly left me drowning in a puddle of my own tears. I was like holy shit, who the fuck is Emma Scott and why did it take me this long to discover who she was?! I can hardly fathom how she was able to bring the story to life with the descriptive writing style she displayed that showcased the in-depth feelings and the gut-wrenching pain our leads, Max and Silas, suffered through in which case bursted through the binds of the book, leaving me buried in a pile of tissues. Sure not everything was grand with the read (no book is perfect people, let's be real!) because I did have an issue with the slow intake as well as some sensitive and triggering scenes that left a bad taste in my mouth but nevertheless everything else about this story was golden and it became damn near impossible to put this down. So bravo to the author for making this one of the most remarking end of year read for me!
It wasn't completely terrible and I did like how the author included a diverse lead hero but nevertheless it was still mediocre at best and I wasn't completely won over. With that being said, I'm not sure if it's just me or not but the smartypants romances just weren't cutting it and it's become more than a struggle to find anything remotely likable about them. Is it just me or…?
Nope. This wasn't doing anything for me. First things first, the characters were blah but kudos for the author for introducing a diverse lead heroine. Otherwise there's not much to say about this read. It lacked depth, the storyline wasn't intriguing enough to draw me in and the characters were b-o-r-i-n-g. I dropped this like a hot potato because why waste time on a romance I'm just not invested in, ya feel me?
Third time's the charm people! I'm not gonna lie, I didn't have much hope for the series after reading the first two installments of the Donner Bakery but this one was a keeper! Everything just flowed nicely, the characters were decent and the chemistry between the leads was smoking hot! Sure there was the whole instant love bit going on but it was easy to overlook and was good enough to eat!
I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked this opposites attract romance novel and I thought despite the differences between the leads, they mesh well together. I will notate that I wish there was a bit more sizzle in their relationship and some steamy scenes that would have made this a killer read but overall, it wasn't too bad.
It’s hard to come across decent historical (regency) romances that aren’t too overwhelmingly cheesy and bland, and I pleasantly surprised by this read and how much I loved it. The author was able to set this apart from other by introducing a wealthy aristocrat finding herself marrying a criminal to stop suitors who are in hot pursuit of marrying her to get to her family wealth. It was different from the traditional and generic historical romances I have read as of late and as might be expected I am highly impressed with the author's ability to immediately enthralled me from page one with the rich historical imagery and emotion that the writing style displayed. In addition to that, let's talk about the lead characters that initially won me over. From the get-go the chemistry between Georgie and Ben’s were off the charts and once introduced, the playful banter and flirty interactions were swoon worthy and showcased how well they mesh well together despite their vastly different cultural backgrounds. Any reader can feel the intense heat and attraction through the pages, and because of that, I just knew this was a keeper. Needless to say, “This Earl of Mine” is a must read for all historical regency readers looking for a decent read to spice up their life.
It was an okay read and the information provided didn't stand out too much for me but then again I'm not a novice or beginner so this would be better for them. Otherwise I enjoyed the fact that many "experts" contributed to the novel by going in-depth with the magick origins and practice. I must say it was informative and detailed, and because of that, I would definitely recommend this read for those who what to get a sense of where the practice originated from and to get a better understanding of of magick.
"True Magic" is supposed to be a guide of sorts to lead those interested in awakening their inner witch and needless to say I was less than impressed with the findings. The guidance provided with the practical tips and tools can pretty much be found anywhere if you did a quick Google search. I didn't learn new nor relevant to the craft and found my overall time wasted on this book. Probably would be ideal for beginners and novices who are completely lost on where to start.
Good insights on how to awakened psychic senses and the tools to drive anyone in the right direction. I was impressed by thoroughly explained passages and the numerous exercises included that could be done conveniently at your home, outside or anywhere you must feel comfortable at. This book would be a great stepping stone for anyone looking to dabble into their psychic abilities or to simply learn more about this great phenomenon.
Soooo… This isn't working for me. I have tried and tried again but with no success and I'm not going to lie, more often than not I found myself zoning out unknowingly before having to backtrack to re-read the same paragraph over and freaking over again so hence I'm done and over this snoozefest. Therefore I guess it's safe to say this wasn't for me. At all. Sure I know this would definitely be considered an unpopular opinion in which case I don't give two shits about, I was nearly put to sleep by this boring novel and with me zoning out so much, I had no idea what the hell was happening and I was barely ¼ in. So why waste my time and energy on something I know I'm not going to enjoy reading? So deuces my friend, it was nice knowing you!
Definitely an improvement from the first installment of the series but I still still wasn't wow by the characters nor storyline. This obviously falls under the instant love category and everything just moved too quickly for my liking. I think the only up side about this read was the whole divorce drama, otherwise it was a pretty mediocre read.
If you haven't already picked this gem up, the novel is centre around Zelda, a high functioning young adult diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. The heroic heroine is a viking enthusiast and uses "Kepple's Guide to the Vikings", a book Zelda reads obsessively as a handbook to her everyday life. The smooth and easy read told in Zelda's perspective is a phenomenal coming-to-age story filled with love, legends, and self-discovery. It was a pull at the heartstrings type of story that further enthralled the reader with the out of ordinary characters, storyline, and content.
Well shit. That was creepy as fuck and that only amplified after having a Ghost Adventures marathon the night before. Go big or go home I say. Nevertheless, I was highly impressed by the authors writing style and how he was able to showcase Alice, the ten year old lead, POV and her journey in finding out what was happening in her family's new home. I will note that despite the fact that this story is supposed to be in a 10 year old POV, the lead character had an almost grown-up persona and it didn’t make me feel like I was reading the story from the child’s perspective. Besides that flaw and lackluster epilogue in which case I didn’t think concluded the story in the way I envision, I wasn’t able to put this down. It was a non-stop suspense thriller creepfest surrounding a family who decided to move into a fix-upper while unbeknownst to them, something or someone lingers in the dark ready to strike. Needless to say, this would be perfect for readers looking for a little scare this upcoming holiday and would recommended that everyone keeps this author on their must watch list.
I don't know how I feel about this novel. Seriously. When I thought I was reading one thing, it turned out to be something else entirely. If anything I don't think this book really showcased whatever 'angst' Holly was feeling but more of all the issues that she was facing: Packing up and moving to a new town, being a part of the PTA team at her daughter's new school, dealing with the possibility of her husband cheating with his new boss and a whole bunch of unnecessary drama filled nonsense that happened in the course of 1 week. Yes I said that right. 1 week. Too much was happening all at the same time during the course of the storyline that it just made it so unbelievable. Perhaps if it was more space out, the turnout rate would have been better but I just didn't find myself loving this book. At all- which was disappointing to say the least because I really thought this was going to be a knockout.
Mmm… it was okay. I did like how the author featured Wiccan elements and mature characters leads into the storyline. Otherwise did anything else stand out? Not really. Pretty mediocre if you ask me in which case put why I put this read in my drop pile.
Needless to say this romance novel was cute. There wasn't anything in particular that stood out from this read besides the funny quirky banter between the leads in which case I found the most enjoyable. Otherwise it wasn't a terrible despite the instant love aspect to this novel and I would definitely be considering giving the author another go in the future.
It's either a hit or miss, and unfortunately it was a miss for me. Typically I gravitate towards YA fantasy novels filled with diverse characters but for whatever reason I wasn't able to resonate with Ximena storyline on becoming a decoy Condesa, the stand-in for the last remaining Illustrian royal or anything else pertaining to her journey. Despite the great Spanish mythology and cultural setting, I found myself zoning out and re-reading the same paragraph over and over again, it than became apparent that this novel wasn't the best fit for me.
From the synopsis to the characters, my expectations for this read was very high. Were they met? Sorta kinda but not really. There were certainly a few elements that could've been improved to make this a worthwhile read such as the ending. The epilogue to some extent was fine (despite me hoping something between Anna and her childhood friend Peter would lead somewhere) but leading up to it, the finale was lackluster and the anticipation of what could happen next quickly diminish. Sadly enough the built-up was a lot better than the reward itself. Besides those disappointing aspects to the novel, I did very much enjoy reading the story in Anna POV and what her feelings and thoughts towards one of the most prolific female serial killers of all time were. Sure she was oblivious at times (let’s be real more often than not) and too lovestruck to pay mind to the warning signs of this infamous murderous treacherous ways (one of her many flaws I must say), nevertheless the author was able to showcase impressive writing style and created interesting story content that left me wanting more. Overall the "Blood Countess" is a decent retelling worth checking out.
I was already done and over this the first 1/4 of reading. The concept left much to be desire, the characters fell flat and I found myself zoning out more times that I could count due to the lackluster plot, so needless to say, this fell in the dropped graveyard.
I didn't care much about the read to make it to the end due to this sadly being another dud. From the plot to the characters, nothing gathered my attention and it lacked that certain spark to really immerse me into the storyline. Unfortunately I'm sad to report that I have decided to drop this because it's quite obvious I wasn't the targeted audience for this line of work.
Bury me in angst people because this story is filled with it. From the start to end, this semi slow-burn featured Katherine and Decker who missed their window of opportunity a year prior to meeting before simultaneously ending toxic relationships down the line in which case they decided to embark on a road trip together towards Colorado for some self-discovery. I instantly fell in love with the relatable characters and their well mesh chemistry. It's hard to come across romance leads that blended well together and the author was able to execute this extremely well with her easy going writing style. Furthermore I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked this contemporary feel good romance filled with realistic heart break and real emotional heartfelt moments that any reader could relate to, and needless to say, the author has gained a new fan.
I wanted to like this. I tried to like this but I got nada from the read. Let's be honest as a reader, when you find yourself skimming more pages than what you're actually reading it's probably best to let this go before anyone got hurt.
History blend with a bit of the paranormal? Count me in. From the get-to I was immediately intrigued by the blurb. Like holy shit guys did you read it? The retelling of both the Titanic and Britannic tragic collapse, and used of the real life millionaires who tragically met their end on the passenger liner maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City was a refreshing concept. I was impressed but the author's writing style and in her ability to allow the reader feel apart of this historical moment. Sure not everything was peachy reading this novel. There were scenes here and there that the pace could've picked up because I zoned out more than I can count and a few plot holes that weren’t completely resolved at the end but overall it didn't defer me from this likable read.
The author was able to create a world like no other with the detail writing, in depth storyline, and mass range of characters in which case I did try time and time again to immerse myself into this fantasy world but sadly it was a no-go.There is a massive amount of characters, world-building and an intriguing plot but unfortunately I wasn’t able to make any connection nor resonate with this epic fantasy novel which is the main reason why I have decided not to continue reading this. Sad to say, I was definitely not the best suited audience for this piece but would still recommend it to readers who are fans of George R. R. Martin’s “Game of Thrones” series.