Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Review for On the Naughty List by Lori Foster, Carly Phillips, Beth Ciotta, Sugar Jamison ( 5 out 5 must reads)

Absolutely loved these stories! I'm a fan of Christmas books and Romance, so these short stories were right up my alley.  One thing I love about short stories is that a lot of the BS is cut out of the stories, so you can focus on the main objective, and I think these short stories were excellent.  I loved all the stories, but my favorite one was the one by Lori Foster, and I will definitely look for more from Foster.  I also really enjoyed Carly Phillips story; I've read lots of Carly Phillips and I always love her books.  I haven't read any Beth Ciotta books, but her short story was really terrific, and I will definitely look into more from her.  I had previously read Sugar Jamison's story, and although I didn't completely love the story; it did open me up to the series the short story sprouted from and I really enjoy those books.  All the stories were really heart felt and quick reads, with a pinch of Christmas cheer.  Definitely a great read!

Review for Freed by Stacey Kennedy ( 4 out of 5 must reads)

I really liked this installment in the Club Sin series!  I liked that it took place away from a club, and seemed to go more into the characters lives than previous installments in this series.  At first Elliott came off as a bit creepy to me, but he grew on me as his story unfolded further into the story, and I ended up really liking him.  I'm glad he gave Mary chances to realize what she wanted, but I think he gave in a bit too much to her; I wanted Mary to take the big leap; I was beginning to feel bad for Elliot and I'm glad he got a back bone.  I liked the flashbacks to Mary's previous relationship; mainly the later flashbacks, it was nice to see a different side to Mary.  Elliott and Mary being an older couple was an interesting view to read about, and the lack of games between the couple added to my enjoyment of the story.  It was good to read about characters who already knew the lifestyle and what they each wanted out of that lifestyle.  Freed was very good addition to this series, and I would say it's in the top 2 for me in this series.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Review for Draw Me In by Regina Cole ( 4 out of 5 stars)

This was pretty good.  I thought Hailey and Neill were good together, and I like the setting of the tattoo shop, but some of Neill's actions were a bit alarming; I don't want to spoil anything, so I won't go into it, but when Neill did these things, I would have liked more development into the resolution of these problems.  Also, some of the language choices were too stereotypical, some of the terms Hailey used seemed odd for her to say, and they took me away from the story..  There was a mystery element that I was glad for because not too much happens in this book; it's mainly about Hailey and Neill figuring out what they are to each other.  There's also a whole crazy ex storyline, and I was a mixture of happy and not happy that it didn't play more into the story; I think it would have added another layer to the story, but the character of the ex would have really annoyed me.  I also would have liked more depth to the characters, but as a fan of NA novels I still really enjoyed this book.  It kept me interested till the end, and I would like to read more books with these characters, so I'm hoping there will be more books.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Review for Just a Little Crush by Renita Pizzitola ( 5 out of 5 stars)

I loved this! The story was really sweet, and although I am tired of the whole man whore scenario, I still really enjoyed this; since it wasn't really a huge part of the story.  I also am over the whole slutty roommate thing, but that also ended up not really be a problem. I really .loved Ryder and Brinley; I thought they were really good for each other, and Ryder is such a sweetheart.  How they get together was cute, and I like how there wasn't really any games they played with each other; they both were pretty honest with each other, and I'm glad they worked together too make it work.  I liked the side stories with their families; I could of even had a bit more of the side story, so we could get a deeper insight, but I still really enjoyed this book.  I read this book in no time; it kept me interested and kept me reading! I look forward to the next books in this series; I hope there will be more of Brinley and Ryder, and I see lots of growth for the side characters that would make some really interesting stories!