Monday, April 28, 2014

Review for Shredded by Tracy Wolff

This was a good book, and I liked Ophelia.  She was sassy and strong, and I like that she stood up for herself.  I don't like books where the girls fall all over the male lead no matter what he does, and I don't like; for lack of a better word, man-whores, so I was reticent of Z, but luckily there wasn't too much of his actual man-whoreness.  Z grew on me, and I was rooting for him in no time. I liked taking a glimpse into the snowboarding world, and I liked the back drop of the ski resort.  I would have liked a bit more in the end, but I'll read the next books in the series in hopes of more glimpses of Z and Ophelia.  All in all I enjoyed reading "Shredded"; it was a quick read and kept me interested.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Review for Against the Cage by Sidney Halston

I loved it!  Once I started, I couldn't put it down! I loved Chrissy and Jack.  Chrissy had such strength, and her humor made for a great character; she reminded me a bit of Zoe on "Hart of Dixie".  Jack's strength and kindness made him a crushable character right from the beginning of "Against the Cage", and his touches of alpha maleness added to his appeal.  I actually like to read books about MMA, so I enjoyed that aspect of the book; I do want to mention that there actually is very little MMA in the book, and what there is, is pretty tame, so even those readers that don't like fighting books, but enjoy sweet romances will enjoy this book.  I'm glad "Against the Cage" didn't go into a dark area; the characters weren't tortured and it didn't have random women around every corner trying to get with the main male character.  I like the turn the book took with Chrissy and Jack's relationship; I  like them together, and I love the way they met; they are such sweethearts.  I will definitely read the next books in the series!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Review for Clipped Wings by Helena Hunting

I loved it!  I loved both of the main characters, and I thought they were strong in the way they are trying to handle the tragedies in his/her life.  I don't really see why Tenley felt she needed to hide parts of her tragedy, but it didn't change my opinion of her.  I think Hayden was absolutely excellent, and I love the addition of his little quirks; they added more depth.  I think Tenley and Hayden really compliment each other, and I appreciate that Hayden understands that his alpha tendencies may be over the top sometimes.  I don't feel like Hayden is too restrictive with Tenley.  The way the characters are written really helps the reader connect with them and how they are feeling.   I'm really looking forward to the next book in the series, and I hope Hayden and Tenley continue to grow and become more accepting of themselves and each other. I'm really glad it comes out soon; it's definitely on my to buy list!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Review for Balance by Ciara Knight

I love this series! It's definitely a must read for any readers who love adventure, romance, and a twist of the futuristic! I couldn't put Balance down; the action and the excellent world Ciara Knight created was truly engrossing. I think Semara is an excellent female character; through out the series she grew to be a strong confident woman, and it's nice to have a female character that you actually can see her depth. I love Ryder also; I did have a moment in this book when I was less than pleased with him, but I still loved him. I like that this series has the characters; for the most part anyway, rely on each other, and are honest with each other. I really enjoy reading about all the different powers that people have, and how people begin to stand up for themselves. There was a certain part towards the middle; a certain time adjustment, that kind of threw me for a moment, but not too much, so I'll forgive that. I would consider this series to be in the vein of the dystopian genre, and I for one absolutely love dystopian novels, so I highly recommend this series; it's excellent!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Review for Undone by Shannon Richard

I absolutely loved it! I loved the characters, the plot, the setting; all of it! It's good to read about characters who stay true to themselves, and who are mature in his/her actions.  I will definitely be reading the next book in the series and any other books by Shannon Richard!  The love between Paige and Brenden was written really beautifully.  "Undone" has a lot of heart and soul; I couldn't put it down.  I don't have any gripes about "Undone", so I'll just say it's a must read for anyone who loves deep romances without out the main characters having to be tormented first.  Loved, Loved, Loved it!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Review for Believe by Erin McCarthy

I really like this series!  What I liked about Believe: Phoenix was really great! He wasn't afraid to be sweet and to actually show it; he didn't hide his feelings.  I also liked that there wasn't any cheating or some other person trying to come between them.  I liked getting a look at the other couples from the previous books in the series, and I'm hoping that as the series continues we start to see growth in the previous relationships of the series.  There was a bit of instalove, but I wasn't really bothered by it; both of the main characters were looking for a true connection and when they found it, they both wanted to grab ahold.  I do wish Robin would have handled the situation better, but I like how it turned out.  I look forward to the next book in the series!

Review for The Best Kind of Broken by Chelsea Fine

I loved it! It's a nice change in a NA novel to have the main characters stay true to themselves and for them not to fall into complete despair when tragic events happen was excellent; I get tired of main characters going into a complete downward spiral instead of dealing with his/her issues.  Pixie and Levi do have some tough times, but I think they handled them with maturity.  I loved the heart behind this story; the writing really helped me feel the emotions that the characters were going through.  I'm glad "Best Kind of Broken" was more of a positive, hopeful story; rather than a dark, depressing story.  It was nice to have a male lead character that doesn't have a tortured mind, and who doesn't use his issues as an excuse to do unsavory things; it's good to see a strong, non bad boy character.  I really look forward to the next books in this series; I will definitely be reading them and any others by Chelsea Fine!