Friday, November 17, 2017

Review for Roadside Assistance by Marie Harte - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Underneath the axle grease and tats
He's a gentleman

Foley Sanders figured he'll always be content with a life of cars and casual hookups. Until a run-in with Cyn, a statuesque firecracker with a hate-on for men, leaves him bewitched and intrigued-much to her annoyance.

Maybe Cynthia Nichols was a little hard on Foley, that muscular, tattooed, super-hot mechanic next door. But she's tired of feeling defensive about her size and has sworn off men. She's got a new job, new life, perfect plan. Foley has trouble written all over him-no way is she going to fall for his charms.

Foley might look like a bad idea, but underneath, he's all gentleman. Too bad Cyn's not buying it. What's a bad boy to do when the goddess of his dreams won't give him the time of day?


MY REVIEW -

Love this series! I enjoy the way Marie Harte tells a story, and I really enjoy her characters. Plus, there's wonderful sexiness going on, so that adds to the entertainment value of this book. I enjoy the heart and humor the author brings into the story. Foley is a tattooed, sexy mechanic, who meets Cynthia (Cyn), and doesn't know what hit him! Cyn is sassy and independent, but she has some body issues because she has curves and Cyn has a complicated relationship with her mother. Cyn and Foley can't deny the intense pull they feel for each other, but they have some obstacles in their way; especially when Sam, Foley's best friend, starts acting like a douche. I loved the connection between Cyn and Foley, and Foley is wonderful! They have some hot times together, and they are too cute! Super entertaining story! Loved the whole thing! Excited for the next book!

Review for Safe at Home by Christina Kirby - 4 out of 5



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Driven by fear and desperate to protect her family, Samantha is forced to leave Chicago and everything she's worked to achieve, only to start over by tossing a dart-at-the-map. The Georgia townsfolk's true Southern charm is the unexpected prescription needed to heal her soul, and the sexy carpenter who touches her heart are distractions she didn't plan on, but they might offer her a chance at a new life, if she can let go of her past. Town heartbreaker Spencer Malloy isn't looking for anything serious. His days are perfect working as a contractor, attending his nephew's baseball games, or taking him fishing. He never expects to fall for the big city girl, Samantha. She's not his type, timid and closed off, but in her unguarded moments, he's intrigued by the woman he can't get out of his mind. The urge to get closer to her grows stronger each day, and when the shadow of evil resurfaces, he vows to protect Samantha, even if it means abandoning his home and joining her on the run. When confronted by the man who's bent on revenge, Samantha must choose between running again to save the people she loves, or, if she has the strength, to stay and fight for her new life.



MY REVIEW -

Loved the suspense aspect, and loved the overall plot of Safe at Home! I love stalker books, and this one was an interesting one. Entertaining story that kept me interested till the very end! Sam has left her old life behind, and is restarting in a small town. An incident happened where she used to live, and because of it, she's in danger. Sam doesn't want to drag anyone else into the mess her life has become, so she's sort of closed off, but when the contractor comes over to help fix up her house, she can't deny the attraction she feels. Spencer and Sam's relationship is a bit of a slow burn, and it's also a sweet one. I liked seeing them grow more intimate with each other. I liked Sam, but I do think with how affected she is by the past, that she would've taken more precautions and figured out certain things quicker. I don't really get why she doesn't call the police when a certain major thing happens, and also why she feels such guilt over the past, since it seems that the events were already in progress, but I suppose it's tough to see straight sometimes. The author actually went pretty intense with some of the scenes, which I was a bit surprised by since the story felt more on the wholesome side at times, but I think the intensity of the scenes helped the suspense element. I listened to the audio book for this story, and the narration was good, but a little robotic and lack a bit of emotion. It's clear though, and the quality is good, so I'd still recommend getting the audio if you could. Overall, I really enjoyed this book, and look forward to more from Christina Kirby!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Review for Grey by E.L. James - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

See the world of Fifty Shades of Grey anew through the eyes of Christian Grey.

In Christian's own words, and through his thoughts, reflections, and dreams, E L James offers a fresh perspective on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers around the world.

Christian Grey exercises control in all things; his world is neat, disciplined, and utterly empty—until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office, in a tangle of shapely limbs and tumbling brown hair. He tries to forget her, but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist. Unlike any woman he has known before, shy, unworldly Ana seems to see right through him—past the business prodigy and the penthouse lifestyle to Christian’s cold, wounded heart.

Will being with Ana dispel the horrors of his childhood that haunt Christian every night? Or will his dark sexual desires, his compulsion to control, and the self-loathing that fills his soul drive this girl away and destroy the fragile hope she offers him?


MY REVIEW -

Totally loved this! I listened to the audiobook of Grey, and the narrator is perfect for Christian Grey! He has a wonderful tone to his voice, and he really drew you into the story. I definitely recommend listening if you have the opportunity! I love the whole Fifty Shades series, so I knew I'd most likely love this! I'm so excited for the next book in Christian's POV! I've already got the audio pre-ordered! I loved getting a look into Christian's thought process, and I loved the extra scenes; especially the scenes towards the end! The only thing I didn't like is stupid Mrs. Robinson, she's a total hag, and anytime Christian mentioned her, I just wanted to shake him, so he wouldn't be so blind to her. Just ewww! I just kept imaging Ana throwing wine in her face, so that made me feel better. I also cringed when Christian would think back on some of his past submissive. But the rest was amazing! Loved it! Definitely need the next one now!!!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Review for Called by the Vampire: Part 6 by V. Vaughn - 3 out of 5



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

When Sebastian brings Maggie’s mother to the mansion, Maggie worries that she won’t be able to hide her medical issues from her Mom. But she fears for more than her plan to die a peaceful death. She must keep the Hart brothers’ secrets to save her mother from being caught up in the dangers of the vampire world.



Lyndsey meets her long-lost father and experiences the luxuries of her new role as vampire royalty on his island kingdom. But being Princess Lyndsey O’Kelly isn’t just a life of glamour and privilege. It also comes with responsibilities Lyndsey doesn’t want but can’t ignore.


MY REVIEW -

This installment was more of a filler in this series, the characters progress some, but not very much. Maggie is dealing with her body rejecting her heart transplant and also her mother is visiting. Maggie doesn't want to go to the hospital because she is tired of trying to fight what seems inevitable to her. I'm frustrated with her because I don't really see why she wouldn't use certain situations to her advantage. Also, the "relationship" between her and her love interests is really lacking any depth. Lyndsey the other main character for this series is dealing with finding out she is a princess, and reconnecting with a family she never knew about. Lyndsey is having a hard time filling the role she's expected to. Both stories are fine, but I think splitting the book between the two is adding to the disconnect I feel for the characters. It's hard to know any characters true feelings, they all are a bit flat. I do think this series is entertaining, and I'd like to see how these characters end up. This being part 6, I was hoping a lot more would've progressed. I'm not sure how many parts this series is going to have, and despite my enjoyment of this series, I think I'll stick to stories that aren't broken into small parts after I finish with this series. So, all in all, interesting, short, and entertaining read.

Review for Oliver by V. Vaughn - 4 out of 5



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Morgan Jenkins built her coffee shop from the ground up, and when aliens began to come to Earth she benefited from the extra business. But caffeine affects some of the men from the planet Eroscia in dangerous ways, and new government regulations banning caffeine consumption threaten her business. So when Oliver, her alien match, arrives in the middle of her crisis, she doesn’t have the time to cultivate their relationship or the desire to deal with his version of help.

As a nutrition scientist for Eroscia, Oliver is no stranger to how food can impact the body, and he’s willing to do whatever Morgan needs to help save her business. Oliver knows he and Morgan are a near perfect match, and even though his new love is reluctant to let him in, he refuses to back down. But when Oliver pushes too hard, Morgan tells him to take a hike — all the way back to Eroscia. He must find a way to convince Morgan they’re perfect partners in business as well as love.


MY REVIEW -

Books in this series are fun, quick reads. Human women match with alien males because a virus of sorts has taken out the human male population. These books have quite a bit of instalove going on, which is fine with me. These stories are really too short to do anything, but instalove. In Oliver, Morgan picks out her alien match, but when the aliens start reacting badly to caffeine, Morgan's stress levels begin to rise because she's worried about her coffee business losing money fast. Morgan isn't really in the right frame of mind to be meeting her new mate, but she doesn't have much of a choice. Morgan's stress causes her to act out some, but Oliver does what he can to make her realize he only wants to help. These two have a bumpy road ahead of them, and it was interesting to see how their story would play out. The romance is cute, I do wish they had a bit more connection between the characters, but it's fun to see Morgan a little hot and bothered. I enjoyed this story, and love that I can read these books very quickly, they are a sweet little treat. I look forward to more in this series!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Review for Beneath These Wings by Wendy Knight - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Tresa was taken by the aliens, but she escaped. Changed. Powerful. Terrifying.

With the only thing she has left in the world – her dad – and her little nomadic band of humans, she battles the very aliens that made her into the creature she is now, using the powers they gave her.

She is a formidable opponent.

When she meets Roman – angry, sullen, and yet loyal above all else – they are forced to come to a compromise to keep their teams alive. They don’t like each other, but it’s tolerable.

Almost.

Danger is something they live with on a daily basis. Starvation, fear, pain. But there’s a darkness coming they can’t prepare for, something that will threaten to tear apart everything they’ve built.

There’s something coming for that darkness, something far more terrifying than Tresa.

Never trust beautiful things.


MY REVIEW -

Love this series, and totally loved this book! The whole premise for this series is totally awesome and unique! I love dystopian stories, and I love alien stories, and I love Wendy Knight's writing! Tresa is just as kick butt as her sister Nyx from the previous books! Lots of cool action! You should check out the previous books before you read this one, but this one does standalone on its own, but there will be some spoilers for the previous books. Tresa was captured by the aliens and experimented on, so now she's a hybrid between 2 alien types, but luckily she escapes. She's part Garce and part Py. The aliens are very deadly, and it's a day to day struggle to survive. It's also a struggle to feed themselves. Tresa believes her sister is dead, so she doesn't see any reason to return to her hometown. Tresa and her group run into another group of survivors, and they decide to team up, but Tresa doesn't receive very much of a warm welcome from their leader, Roman, due to her being part alien. I loved Roman! I love his gruffness, and he is just adorable! The enemies to sweethearts scenario works great in this book, and I love the whole I don't trust you because you have alien DNA now thing. I was so excited for the storylines to converge in this book! I was a bit disappointed that there wasn't more story focused on Tresa and Nyx, and I didn't feel the connection between Nyx and Cole in this book. I actually feel more disappointed with Cole's actions from the previous books, when I see how wonderful Roman is, and that Cole's actions have caused more problems for everybody. I need more groveling! Alright, I'm just being mean :-) So anyway, love this story! I want more!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Review for This Body Won't Break:Part 3 by Lea McKee - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

There will be passion.
There will be betrayal.
There will be blood.

Everything Joanna thought she knew about the New Terra Alliance has been obliterated. Left with a guilty conscious and a thirst for revenge, she has come up with a plan to save those she left behind. A plan so insane it just might work.

As Harvest Day approaches, Joanna realizes that to truly defeat the NTA, she must extinguish the source of its corruption–her father. But she has no idea the Commander General lies in wait, hatching a deadly plot of his own.


MY REVIEW -

This story is really coming together! A lot of stuff happens in this book, and Joanna is going a bit off the deep end. She's changed quite a lot from how she was in the previous books, she's a bit of a hothead in this book, but she does show immense strength in some tough situations. I was getting a little frustrated with her, and I'm not quite sure what's up with her at times, but she's under some really stressful situations, so it's only natural for her to express her frustrations. She still needs to grow, so I look forward to seeing her do that in the next books. Hopefully. Joanna and the crew at the safe house, need to find a way to rescue all the other kids that are still being held by the so called government. There's lots of action to be had in this book, and I loved all of it! Ethan is really great! I'm enjoying seeing the progression of Ethan and Joanna's relationship. Lea McKee's writing flows wonderfully in this book! I love the dystopian world for this book, and even though I've read lots of dystopian stories, this one feels unique to me. And even though this series is in parts, I don't feel like each part isn't complete, I feel satisfied with how each book has ended, and the endings leave me excited to see where the story is going to go. Really looking forward to the next book! And what the heck is up with this Naomi thing!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Review for Jake by V. Vaughn - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Hannah Sullivan takes the life of a flaky artist to an extreme, so it’s no surprise to her friends when she decides to pick her alien life-partner at random. When Jake28 arrives and she discovers he really can cook, Hannah’s personal life seems perfect. But professionally, she’s still paralyzed by her own self-doubt.

Jake is thrilled to finally come to earth and meet his nearly-perfect match. Especially when he discovers the chemistry between them is beyond what he imagined. As Jake settles into his new life with Hannah, he discovers that more than just her kitchen is in disarray. While he can see Hannah’s true talent below her messy exterior, she can’t. When she pushes him away, he must figure out how to free her muse and claim her heart.


MY REVIEW -

Super cute, quick read! Love a little alien romance! This is a fun read, and I really enjoyed the premise for this story. Earth women need to be matched with alien men because a virus of some sort took out the Earth men. Hannah is an artist, and doesn't quite have her life in order, so she thinks a mate will be good for her. Hannah chooses Jake without reading much on him, but despite their initial attraction, these two might be too opposite to work out. Great writing, and this story really hit the spot for a happy, hopeful, and sweet read. And with a little bit of spice added to the mix!

Review for Called by the Vampire Part 5 by V. Vaughn - 4 out of 5



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Maggie manages to survive her encounter with the evil vampire, Robert Kearns, but she faces more imminent danger when her donor heart begins to fail. While Maggie struggles to keep her declining health a secret from Sebastian, she begins to see why Elizabeth loved the older Hart brother, and the bond between Maggie and Sebastian deepens.
Lyndsey learns more about her family as her relationship with Alexander develops. While she’s curious about her vampire roots, she’ll have to determine if she can adapt her tomboy ways, embrace becoming a princess, and accept her fate as vampire royalty.


MY REVIEW -

This is my favorite part so far since the first book, I feel the characters and story are growing. This part had a bit more heart than the other parts, and I liked that. The story is going in an interesting direction, and I'm interested to see where it goes. I'm still not a huge fan of the story being released in parts, but I like the writing, and I'd like to continue with this series. Quick, fun reads.

Review for Storm Gathering by Rebecca Zanetti - 5 out 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Even before surviving the Scorpius bacterium, Greyson Storm was a lone wolf navigating minefields. As a kid, he learned to take a hit and find safety. As an adult, he joined the military and quickly learned how to protect and defend. When the world ended, he created a mercenary camp with military precision, no entanglements, and a promise to avenge a fallen friend. As part of that vow, he kidnapped Maureen Shadow, but now that he has let her go, her blue eyes and intriguing mind keep haunting him…

As possibly the only Biotechnology Engineer still living, Maureen Shadow might be humanity’s one hope to survive the aftermath of Scorpius, making her frighteningly valuable to both allies and enemies. Even after sexual tension explodes with Greyson, she’s not sure which camp he belongs to—friend or foe? Worse yet, survival may mean thwarting his prime mission, putting her in even more peril. When danger and seduction collide, there is no safety in this new world.


MY REVIEW -

I've been waiting for Grayson and Maureen's story for multiple books, so I was super excited that it's finally here!! I love when a "bad guy" turns good, and Grayson is a sexy, sweet alpha! Maureen wasn't my favorite, and I don't love the plot device for these two, but I still love this book. All of the action is super awesome, and I really love the overall premise for this whole series. I'd definitely read the previous books before this one because there is a continuing storyline throughout the whole series, and previous main characters are present in this story. The Scorpius syndrome is still a problem for everyone, and both groups need to decide where their allegiance lies. Grayson has quite the reputation, and since he originally kidnapped Maureen, she doesn't quite know what to think of her feelings for Grayson. Sweet, sexy romance and awesome, cool action scenes! Although, I don't know why these tough military guys all go on missions together and leave their territories without much leadership, so they become easy targets! But, I do love when all those alpha guys get together, makes for some fun scenes! I love that there's dual POV's! Love Grayson's POV, and I enjoyed his southern backstory. It super great to see the couples from the previous books, and there's still so much story to be had! The premise for the next book isn't my favorite, but I'm definitely continuing with this series! It's one of my favorites! I listened to the audio version of this story, and the narrator did a great job! He gets really intense during the action and love scenes. He had me smiling at how passionate he sounded. I'd definitely recommend the audio version if you have the chance!