I really enjoyed this book. It’s like a comfort read to me. Boy meets boy. Boy falls for boy. Boy misunderstand boy, andA Joyfully Jay review.
I really enjoyed this book. It’s like a comfort read to me. Boy meets boy. Boy falls for boy. Boy misunderstand boy, and there’s a lovely resolution at the end. Simple, but so good. Romancing the Rough Diamond was a fun read with compelling (and sweet) characters, and it just made me smile.
Both Jay and Matt are good men…no redemption necessary here. Matt’s resentment is, in my opinion, a bit justified. Jay doesn’t seem to understand that until Matt begins to open up to him. Both of them are nicely written and fully fleshed out. Their romance is adorable and sexy, and the banter/dialogue between them feels like real conversations. Nothing feels forced between them or the background characters.
I love Andrew Grey’s books. He’s a go to for me, and several of his stories are what I consider “comfort reads.” So, wheA Joyfully Jay review.
I love Andrew Grey’s books. He’s a go to for me, and several of his stories are what I consider “comfort reads.” So, when I saw Pulling Strings was available to review, I jumped on it. I am not disappointed.
Let me begin by talking about Devon and Powers. I liked both men immediately. Even though Powers is rough in the beginning because he thinks Devon might be the thief, that showed me he was honorable and wanted to get to the truth. Devon is a bit shy, and I really enjoy shy characters. It seems as if they’re the ones who are necessary to how the story ends. Together they make a good team.
Their personal relationship is nice and works really well for me. It’s a bit of instalove, but I don’t mind. The attraction is instant, and it could be felt as early as the ball. Their coming together was sweet, but sexy. The fact that Powers, who is portrayed as a tough guy, is a total romantic makes my heart melt.
It’s a little difficult to not give away much of the plot, but I’m going to try not to spoil it too much for you. TheA Joyfully Jay review.
It’s a little difficult to not give away much of the plot, but I’m going to try not to spoil it too much for you. The story begins in unique (and somewhat brutal) way. This intensity grabbed me and didn’t let me go until the book ended. Seriously, I was compelled to keep reading well after my bedtime because I didn’t want to put it down.
Both Noah and Harry are well written and easy to like. They’re both good men who find themselves in a very dangerous situation. At first, Noah doesn’t want to have anything to do with Harry. In fact, there’s a bit of a running joke that goes something like this: “Ok. You can come, but we’re not friends,” and it moves up until they finally realize they need each other and they’ve both found their other halves.
Oh, but this was a fun one! I’ve never read anything by Rob Rosen, but when I picked up Midlife Crisis, I read some reviA Joyfully Jay review.
Oh, but this was a fun one! I’ve never read anything by Rob Rosen, but when I picked up Midlife Crisis, I read some reviews of his previous work. After that, I knew I was in for a treat. I’m all about mysteries, especially mysteries that don’t take themselves too seriously. To me, that’s a great combination and makes for a great reading experience. I got this and more, and I’m so happy to have had the opportunity to read this one.
I want to start with Jack. I liked him right off the bat. He made me laugh with his sort of self depreciating, and maybe a little snarky, narrative. Speaking of narrative, Midlife Crisis is written in the first person, and that really works with a book like this. Jack is beginning to feel his age, and even though he denies he’s going through, well, a midlife crisis, he does feel the need to find Bing. He has a bit of a fantasy that he and Bing will reunite and life happily ever after. I find that to be rather sweet.
Design for Loving turned out to be a somewhat complicated, but excellent story about a unique kind of love that followA Joyfully Jay review.
Design for Loving turned out to be a somewhat complicated, but excellent story about a unique kind of love that follows Bart, Marc, and Leslie for a ten-year period of their lives.
I liked all three of the MCs. Leslie was a nonjudgmental woman who loves a man…who loves another man. She has a life of her own as a college professor. She isn’t a cuddler and doesn’t care for Bart’s snoring, so she gladly sends him to Marc’s room after their time together. Now Marc…I cared deeply for that man. He was older than Bart by eleven years, but didn’t care about the age difference. He actually encouraged Bart to go out and explore his sexuality. He shows incredible patience and, despite his love for Bart, acknowledges Bart will eventually meet a woman and fall in love. Marc’s unsure of the role he’ll play after that happens. He’s selflessly willing to give up Bart in order to make him happy. I think his vulnerability really shows here.
First of all, I find it’s necessary to start this review with a trigger warning. Searching for Solid Ground includes sA Joyfully Jay review.
First of all, I find it’s necessary to start this review with a trigger warning. Searching for Solid Ground includes several graphic descriptions of domestic violence. Please be aware of this before you read the story.
Even with the heavy subject matter, I think this might be one of the best books I’ve read this year. It’s beautifully written, and even though there is quite a bit of unpleasantness, the Quinn and Skylar’s feelings shine through all the ugliness. This is a very character-driven story. While there are several other people in the background, this belongs almost entirely to Quinn and Skylar. The author skillfully weaves the emotional and the physical so both men are fully fleshed out. Everything feels real.
I like the way Mores was able to take a relatively short story and make it feel like a slow burn. She takes her time with descriptions of everything from what Skylar’s hotel room looks like, to the weather the first time the men go to the cabin by the ocean. It’s all very natural. There’s also a nice flow from chapter to chapter, and it’s all told in the third person, so there’s no bouncing back and forth between headspaces.
I love best friends to lovers stories. It’s one of my favorite tropes, which is why I decided to give Falling for His BeA Joyfully Jay review.
I love best friends to lovers stories. It’s one of my favorite tropes, which is why I decided to give Falling for His Best Friend a shot. I’m sorry to say I didn’t care for this one at all. The story itself has good bones, but the rest…plot, characters, and writing didn’t catch or hold me through the whole book.
First things first, I want to tell you that I felt like I was always being told rather than shown. Descriptions feel clinical. The same goes for the dialogue. It’s stilted and overly formal and the conversations don’t really sound real.
I didn’t feel like I connected with Keenan or Pablo. They didn’t seem kind or loving at all on a lot of occasions. There were times when they laughed at each other, rather than laughing with each other. Toward the end, Pablo says something that is completely out of character, and I’m pretty sure it was meant to bring a sort of conflict to the story, but it turned me off Pablo completely.
I am a big fan of mystery/cop novels and I’m a fan of author R.J. Scott as well, so when the opportunity to read WhatA Joyfully Jay review.
I am a big fan of mystery/cop novels and I’m a fan of author R.J. Scott as well, so when the opportunity to read What Lies Beneath came about, I jumped on it. This is the first book in the new Lancaster Falls series and it’s an excellent start. The characters are compelling, the mystery is interesting, and the small town atmosphere has a moody/dark vibe that makes you just know something evil is lurking under everything…not just the lake that’s going down thanks to the intense heat.
I like both Chris and Sawyer. They’re good men and they both have issues they need to work through. I understand Chris’ frustration with his inability to find the words he needs. He’s under pressure from his agent, the publisher, and the movie studio, but his muse has completely left. I’ve been trying to write a book for two years and there are times when I go months without being able to put words on the page. It’s frustrating, and Chris’s frustration really shines through. Now Sawyer…it’s not so much understanding him as feeling sorry for him. Something bad happened with a case he was working in Chicago and it haunts him. He’s frequently tired because of the nightmares he has. He’s also treated poorly by the Captain of the police force…almost like there are things he doesn’t want Sawyer to figure out. Both men are nicely fleshed out and well written.
Cold Pressed the second book in the Seacroft Stories series. I read the first (Top Shelf) back in May, and I believeA Joyfully Jay review.
Cold Pressed the second book in the Seacroft Stories series. I read the first (Top Shelf) back in May, and I believe this is a good follow up. Nick and Oliver are an engaging couple, and their story flowed nicely from the first book. I enjoy stories that begin with the couple disliking each other, but finding themselves pushed together, and this one totally has this vibe. However, I find myself feeling a little disconnected with both Nick and Oliver. I mean…I get them, and I like them, but I just can’t make myself love them.
The author has fleshed Nick and Oliver out pretty well, and the lives they lead seem real enough. Both men have had it rough. They were burned in the past, and it seems they’re still burning.
Right off the bat, I’m going to tell you how I was a little nervous when I discovered one of my favorite books of the yeA Joyfully Jay review.
Right off the bat, I’m going to tell you how I was a little nervous when I discovered one of my favorite books of the year, Into the Gray, had a sequel. That book was perfection and I hold it very close to my heart. However, there’s no reason for me to worry. A Lighter Shade of Blue is the sequel of my dreams. It’s as perfect, or close to perfect, as the original. Instead of taking away my memories of Aaron and David, I think it brings me even closer to them that I already am. It’s one of those books that I call “So Nice I Read It Twice.” In fact, as I write this review, I’m skimming it again.
The story picks up right as the first left off. Aaron and David have spent a wonderful weekend together in what amounts to a bubble. Snowed in, they have deep conversations and make love (a lot). David realizes he’s definitely bisexual, and Aaron seems to settle on what he wants to do with his life. Now, they have to decide of that magical weekend will be the beginning of a life together, or if it’s just that weekend, leaving them with wonderful memories, but leading separate lives alone.
Oh my goodness, but this is one of the sweetest stories I’ve ever read. Let me start with their online relationship. I’mA Joyfully Jay review.
Oh my goodness, but this is one of the sweetest stories I’ve ever read. Let me start with their online relationship. I’m not sure if I mentioned this before, but my spouse and I met and “courted” online, so I really enjoy being able to find something like The Naked Remedy. It’s so perfectly written. It brought back some memories about how exciting it was to get an email or chat in our own private chat room (this was 20 years ago…no Skype). My stomach fluttered just as much as Noah and Fisher’s.
What a sweet little book! I really enjoyed Single and I’m excited to tell you I wholeheartedly recommend it. I’m suchA Joyfully Jay review.
What a sweet little book! I really enjoyed Single and I’m excited to tell you I wholeheartedly recommend it. I’m such a sucker for single dad stories, and I was definitely not disappointed here. I love both Ash and Sean. In fact, I fell for them right away. Ash’s fierce devotion to Mia warms my heart. His vulnerability and anxiety is palpable. This makes for one of my favorite type of characters. Sean? Doctors almost always push my buttons, and I considered myself properly pushed. He’s sweet and caring. He knows he wants to be with Ash almost immediately. Sean has confidence and persistence, and he isn’t afraid to keep asking Ash for dates. One of my favorite qualities he has is his charm.
The other thing I really like about this story is the single gay dad forum Ash finds online. These men are amazing and supportive, just what Ash needs. He makes a great friend in a man named Brady. They live relatively close to each other, and they chat quite a bit. Brady becomes an important part of Ash’s life. I am picking up the vibe that he may be an MC in a future installment of this brand new series.
I chose Outshined because it takes place in the early 90s…when I was a young adult and listening to the same alternatA Joyfully Jay review.
I chose Outshined because it takes place in the early 90s…when I was a young adult and listening to the same alternative/grunge music featured in the story. The mental illness issues were also interesting to me, and I wanted to see how the authors would handle such a sensitive subject. Twenty five years ago (give or take), attitudes about that were different. While there will almost always be a stigma around mental illness, people are much more accepting than they were then. Adding to these issues, I was intrigued by the idea of one of the MCs having a religious and homophobic family, especially their ideas about the AIDS epidemic. I am most definitely not disappointed.
I find myself completely identifying with both Cameron and Tim. They’re good guys in unfortunate situations. At times, it’s uncomfortable, but always compelling. They need each other. That much is plain to see.
I really like this one. It’s a nice hurt/comfort story with some very sweet moments between two special men. Shane isA Joyfully Jay review.
I really like this one. It’s a nice hurt/comfort story with some very sweet moments between two special men. Shane is, literally, beaten down (Quick trigger warning…there are a few detailed scenes of domestic violence.), but his bravery shines through when he decides to run from Tyler. Michael is wonderful…caring, sweet, loving, and protective.
Even though Something from Nothing is a novella and it’s fast moving, it doesn’t feel like it goes at a breakneck speed. In fact, I think the pacing was perfect…seamless, even. There’s no needless detail to bog it down. For instance, Shane and Michael have to be apart for two weeks. However, there’s no daily breakdown of what each man did.
Ammo and Enchiladas is the follow up to another great book in the Border Crossing series, Bombs and Guacamole. When IA Joyfully Jay review.
Ammo and Enchiladas is the follow up to another great book in the Border Crossing series, Bombs and Guacamole. When I got the opportunity to review this one, there was no doubt I wanted to read it and B.A. Tortuga has written an awesome second installment. I love the way she breathed life into Brant and Lex. These guys were real. Their grief, their exhaustion, their need to be there for Travis…it’s all so well written. The dialogue is natural and smooth. I’m not sure if I’d classify this as insta-love, but it’s close. That also feels real. It never gives off the feeling of a “quicky” situation. These guys are in it all the way.
Brant and Lex are good men. They’re noble and supportive, both with Travis and with each other. They’re both very strong. Brant is a nurse who had served in the military, and Lex is a cop, so they’ve been through a lot of stressful situations. In fact, Lex played a pretty important role in Bombs and Guacamole. I don’t want to give anything away, but that was very stressful. I also love the absolute dedication Brant and Lex have to their friends and each other. These guys are just so easy to like and root for.
You guys. I. Love. This. Book! I’m a sucker for a snowed in story and Into the Gray delivers. I mean…really delivers! ThA Joyfully Jay review.
You guys. I. Love. This. Book! I’m a sucker for a snowed in story and Into the Gray delivers. I mean…really delivers! The author paints a vivid picture of two men who are lost in the world and are lucky enough to cross paths at exactly the right time. The book has an almost film noir feel to it. It’s moody and atmospheric, and oh so hot. The image of the smoky bar is perfectly detailed, as is Aaron’s apartment, and even the office building. The sex, while not over the top, is exquisitely written.
Aaron and David are super characters. They’re both lost and at a crossroads. Aaron doesn’t exactly know what he wants to do. He’s got a prestigious law degree, but he doesn’t think he wants to live the life of a pressured, overworked lawyer. Meanwhile, David is one of those pressured, overworked lawyers. He’s been hiding his sexuality, going through the motions of a marriage with a woman. Aaron is his first experience with a man, and it confirms what he’s always known. I feel as if I’m able to actually get into their heads, and I love that they’re not picture perfect, chiseled from stone, romantic heroes. They’re just good men ambling through life, just waiting for their destiny....more
When I picked up A New Leash on Life, I’d hoped for a sweet second chance romance with the added bonus of a pet groomiA Joyfully Jay review.
When I picked up A New Leash on Life, I’d hoped for a sweet second chance romance with the added bonus of a pet grooming service (because that means doggies!). I’m sorry to say, that’s not what I got. I felt absolutely no connection to Justin or Barry, and frankly, I didn’t feel as if they were connected to each other. There isn’t any chemistry between them, and I didn’t believe them as a couple. I wanted to like them, but found myself being mostly indifferent to them.
I may not have cared for the men, but I can say I understood them. The recession is rough, and we are still feeling it in our house. So, Justin being out of work due to the recession is an unfortunate and timely issue. Barry’s feelings and identity crisis are also understandable, and a revelation toward the end plays into it. Still, I can’t seem to feel sympathetic to either of them. To me, they come off as almost petulant, and that turns me off a story pretty quickly.
The blurb for Top Shelf grabbed my attention, and Allison Temple is an author I’ve not read, so I jumped on the opporA Joyfully Jay review.
The blurb for Top Shelf grabbed my attention, and Allison Temple is an author I’ve not read, so I jumped on the opportunity to read this book. I very much like the author’s style; it’s smooth with chapters that flow, dialogue that is written like an actual conversation, vivid detail/descriptions that allow me to “see” scenes and settings, and obviously well researched situations (especially art). However, I just didn’t feel very connected to the characters and that got in the way of a good reading experience.
Martin has had a terrible experience at the university. He’s been completely torn down. His brother has rescued him and brought him to Seacroft, but Martin can’t seem to move on. He’s actually ashamed of his situation. I completely understand this. I can absolutely relate, and it made him the only character I made a connection with.
I love cop romances, especially if they’re exciting. I got that with Love on the Rocks. I think the characters were niceA Joyfully Jay review.
I love cop romances, especially if they’re exciting. I got that with Love on the Rocks. I think the characters were nicely written and fleshed out. The dangerous situations they were placed in are compelling and tense, and they’re also conceivable. They seem quite realistic, and I can see myself reading about such things in the news.
I love Joe and Riley as a couple. They have a nice “insta-love” vibe to them, and I’m always a bit charmed about that. Joe is a tough cop, but he’s downright sweet with Riley. Riley is an excellent paramedic, with a relaxed personality. My favorite thing? They love their dogs! Champ and Barney actually play a significant role in the story. They bond with each other as Joe and Riley bond. It’s charming and helps to “humanize” their characters.
I’m going to start this review by saying I wanted to try something a little outside my comfort zone, and I thought ThA Joyfully Jay review.
I’m going to start this review by saying I wanted to try something a little outside my comfort zone, and I thought The Jasper Stone sounded interesting. I’m not usually one for a fantasy type story, and when it comes to paranormal, I tend to stick to shifters and the occasional demon. At the beginning, this one had some potential, but it began to lose me soon after.
I have no real issue with the MCs. Matthew was, as I mentioned, unfulfilled, but he isn’t a loser. He’s had a rough life after a tragic event in his past. I completely understand his attachment to the stone. He refers to it as a touchstone. I, myself, have one I wear as a pendant. I never take it off, and I find myself holding and stroking it, especially if I’m under stress or feeling anxious.
I can’t say I connected to Andilun. I mean…ancient being and all. However, I can understand him. Revenge is a powerful thing…powerful enough to last for centuries. Also, because he’s been with Matthew through the stone for years, the feelings he’s developed for him are realistic. It seems I waited forever for Andilun to be able to become full bodied. I’m pleased with how the author made it happen the first time. It’s unique, and I can honestly say I’ve never seen anything like it.
I love murder mysteries, so I grabbed Framed for Murder as soon as I read the blurb. I can say I liked it just fine, bA Joyfully Jay review.
I love murder mysteries, so I grabbed Framed for Murder as soon as I read the blurb. I can say I liked it just fine, but I didn’t love it like I’d hoped. Charlie and Trent were two good guys finding themselves in a bad situation. Charlie had fallen on hard times. This is sad, and unfortunately, timely. He’s a 38-year-old man and companies are only interested in young blood who can be trained, but don’t need to be paid as much as someone with experience. This makes him the perfect fall guy. One of the things I like about Charlie is that he didn’t completely panic when he realized what was going on. He’s smart in how he makes his way to Trent’s office, even though the police were certainly on his tail. Of course he’s scared, but he’s able to think rationally and even help Trent to figure out what’s going on.
Trent’s a take charge kind of guy, and even though he didn’t anticipate seeing Charlie again, once he finds out what’s going on, he jumps right in to help. He doesn’t think less of Charlie because of his homelessness. I feel that’s one of his greatest qualities. Also, there is not one moment where he doesn’t believe Charlie. Trent was all in and even put himself, and his reputation, on the line.
Oh my goodness, did I enjoy this book! Shifters are kind of my thing and when I find a unique story with characters thA Joyfully Jay review.
Oh my goodness, did I enjoy this book! Shifters are kind of my thing and when I find a unique story with characters that make me laugh as well as swoon, genuine laughs, and interesting situations, I get so excited. Mitch is all of this…and more…for me. I read this one on my vacation and it was so good, I actually stayed up all night reading it after an exhausting day on the Vegas Strip.
Let me start with the main characters. Mitch is a good guy, but he doesn’t really fit in anywhere. His family doesn’t necessarily approve of his sexuality. They didn’t kick him out, per se. However, they did send him off to boarding schools and “encourage” him to travel, rather than return home. The human world wasn’t really for him either, so he is sort of lost. I really enjoyed reading about his transformation from a loner to a heroic friend to many.
I love snowed in stories and when I saw this novella, I grabbed it up. Unfortunately, this one didn’t work out for meA Joyfully Jay review.
I love snowed in stories and when I saw this novella, I grabbed it up. Unfortunately, this one didn’t work out for me at all.
Let’s start with the MCs. I found Andrew to be somewhat annoying and he comes across as a bit haughty. However, he does develop and becomes a little more palatable. Art? Well, his character is supposed to be rough and loud, and I think he’s also an attempt at comedy. This fell flat for me. In fact, he’s almost creepily crude and rude.
I also didn’t get the ending. They arrive at their destination, but for me, the story falls apart. They’re greeted by a woman, but I was left with a lot of questions, such as who the photos on the wall are and why a task wasn’t completed. That’s pretty much it. Done. Suddenly, we jump to nine months later and there’s a paragraph’s worth of summary.
I love books that begin with the MCs meeting thanks to their pets. I eagerly grabbed Love is a Walk in the Park becauseA Joyfully Jay review.
I love books that begin with the MCs meeting thanks to their pets. I eagerly grabbed Love is a Walk in the Park because of that love. Unfortunately, I just didn’t connect with it like I’d hoped.
Let me start with Sullivan and Duane. While Duane is likable–hard working, loyal, a caring boyfriend, and adorably attached to Tibby–I simply couldn’t make myself like Sullivan very much. When he goes to the bathroom, he refers to it as tinkle or piddle. He’s obsessed with clothes, being fat, and his hair.
I get the feeling Sullivan was supposed to be funny, but it seemed flat and forced to me.
I did like the authors’ writing style. The use of alternate POVs was a good choice. I also like the way Duane has his roommate and friends, and Sullivan has his own roommate friends, and I enjoyed reading how they all began to mingle until everyone was theirs. There’s some great banter between the men and their people. Both roommates are supportive…funny when they need to be, but they obviously care.
Unbroken left me speechless. I read it straight through until it was finished (at 3:30 am), and when I got to the end, IA Joyfully Jay review.
Unbroken left me speechless. I read it straight through until it was finished (at 3:30 am), and when I got to the end, I realized I wasn’t breathing. It was so amazing, I’d sucked in my breath and held it until the final period.
I feel as if Unbroken is a roller coaster ride. It’s fast paced, exciting, and a little nerve wracking. The author has a great writing style. The story just flowed and there were no dull spots. The action grows and grows until the incredible climax (Have I used “incredible” already?). It’s like I was right there with Ava as she lives her life…training, fighting, and training some more. The fight scenes are nicely detailed. It’s obvious Aaron Speer watched a lot of MMA fights and did quite a bit of research. However, the descriptions don’t go over the top as to be overwhelming. The right balance has been achieved because I’m able to see the images in my head without having ever seen a cage fight myself.
Oh, how I wanted to like this novella. I love meet cute stories with pets. The blurb grabbed my attention and I settlA Joyfully Jay review.
Oh, how I wanted to like this novella. I love meet cute stories with pets. The blurb grabbed my attention and I settled in for what I hoped would be a fun read. Sadly, I was disappointed. I didn’t connect with the Cameron or Josh. I didn’t feel drawn to them or their relationship, and while I loved Dolly and Winston, they weren’t charming enough for me to get sucked into the story.
Cameron and Josh “meet” at the beginning of the book, even though we’re told Cameron had thought Josh was hot for a while, but he’d been too shy to do anything about it. When they finally do begin a conversation, they cover the usual and expected…their jobs, the dogs…then they decide to go for coffee. I thought that was sweet, but it went downhill from there. When they go on a date to a club, the shyness was out the window and it all seemed to move too fast given the way things started with the men. Of course, I realize this is a novella, so there isn’t a lot of time to make their fall a slow burn, but it seemed to be like a car going from zero to 100 mph in five seconds.
I’m a sucker for stories about broken soldiers, so I grabbed Homecoming quickly. I was excited to read it, but I’m sadA Joyfully Jay review.
I’m a sucker for stories about broken soldiers, so I grabbed Homecoming quickly. I was excited to read it, but I’m sad to say, I just didn’t connect with this novella at all. Jack and Dillion weren’t bad guys, but seeing as this isn’t very long, I feel as if I didn’t get the chance to know them. That is to say, I have facts about them, but I was missing their essence. I didn’t feel invested in their relationship.
Now, I did find the events surrounding Jack and Dillon and their reunion to be relatively realistic. Jack is suffering from PTSD and Dillon wants to help him. That makes perfect sense. Dillon, even though he’s a successful photographer, is still dealing with what it’s like to be gay in a small southern town. The same bullies he faced right after high school are still the bullies who make his life hell. With this, came another feeling of disconnect. To me, those bullies (and one in particular) are a bit of a stereotype. It was satisfying to see Dillon finally give him is comeuppance.
I’ve been with the Accidental Roots series since the beginning. Every book is exciting, action filled, and romantic. EA Joyfully Jay review.
I’ve been with the Accidental Roots series since the beginning. Every book is exciting, action filled, and romantic. Elle Keaton’s writing style (and skill) is detailed without being overwhelming, and her descriptions are rich. With every book, I learn a little more about Skagit and its residents. I’m constantly amazed at each installment because there is always something new to discover.
I’d like to talk about the mystery portion of the story a bit. The bad guys are really bad. It left me on the edge of my seat, and I was compelled to keep reading long after midnight because I didn’t want to put the book down. As with every Accidental Rootsbook, there’s quite a bit of action. Again, I’m constantly amazed with Elle Keaton and her attention to detail. She’s got a knack for it, and I’m so impressed.
I not only loved this book, I LOVED THIS BOOK! It’s a little early in the year, but I’m going to guarantee this will stiA Joyfully Jay review.
I not only loved this book, I LOVED THIS BOOK! It’s a little early in the year, but I’m going to guarantee this will still be one of my favorites come December. It was a fun, sweet, hilarious, and sexy story that was so nice, I’ve read it twice. I thought the summer camp setting was unique, and Eli Easton did a perfect job describing it and making it all come alive. I felt the sunshine on my back, the lake, the campfires. I even felt the drive to camp because I’ve personally been up that particular road to Big Bear Lake.
I fell in love with Geo and Travis right away. I didn’t need time to let them grow on me. It was instant. Geo’s dedication to Lucy and Jayden is more than admirable. He desperately wants them to be a family, and even though it’s difficult, he’s willing to do whatever it takes. I love how he interacts with them. He’s patient and loving, and he’s utterly devoted to those children. Travis is equally dedicated to his family. I don’t think I’m giving too much away by telling you he is a former foster kid, so he understands the children…especially Jayden. He feels fortunate to have been able to have his life and family. When he begins falling for Geo, Travis’ need to continue to be closeted leaves him conflicted. That is very powerful, and I could feel that.
I absolutely love zombie apocalypse stories. I have an entire bookshelf full of scary, disturbing, and sometimes downA Joyfully Jay review.
I absolutely love zombie apocalypse stories. I have an entire bookshelf full of scary, disturbing, and sometimes downright gross books involving the walking dead. So, when I came across A Cold Breath, I grabbed it up. While it didn’t really cover any new ground, I enjoyed reading it.
Both Remy and Atticus are good guys. Remy is determined and Atticus is still mourning his lover…and he’s pretty cynical, but they click. They have a decent chemistry. Even though it’s a relatively short novella, there is a bit of a slow burn. It’s like I got to know them and really get a feel for their personalities.
The author’s style is straightforward and smooth. The chapters flow nicely. The bad guys are sufficiently…well…bad. I was able to really get the sense they are people to be feared. As I mentioned, the story isn’t new, but it is still compelling. I read it straight through because I was caught up in it.