Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Review for A Bad Boy for Christmas by Jessica Lemmon - 4 bees knees



SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS.COM -

Connor McClain knows what he wants. And after four harrowing years in Afghanistan, that's a quiet life in the lakeside town of Evergreen Cove. But coming home has land mines of its own-the most dangerous of them being long-legged bombshell Faith Garrett. Now getting her into his arms this holiday is going to require more than mistletoe . . . With a cheating ex behind her, all Faith wants is a relaxing holiday free from man drama. And even though every moment with gorgeous Connor is a sweet temptation, Faith is determined not to give in. But Jack Frost has other plans, and soon Faith and Connor are snowbound in a winter wonderland with only the sparks flying between them to keep them warm. As one hot kiss leads to another, they'll have to decide if they're ready to give each other the best gift of all-love.

MY REVIEW -

I love books that take place during the holidays, so I loved that aspect of this book, and this book takes place over a few months, so there were all the major end of year holidays! The main female lead, Faith, is wary of relationships since she was cheated on by her fiancé, so she's going through this, I need to be an independent woman phase, so when Connor starts tempting her, she tries her hardest to stay away from him. I actually don't like this scenario because I don't like that Faith basically hurts both herself and Connor trying to maintain her so called independence; you can still have your independence, and be in a relationship, so I did get frustrated with Faith, and I felt bad for Connor. I think Connor was great, and I like how he went after what he wanted, and he wasn't just going to give in to being Faith's boy toy. I also really don't think Connor is a bad boy, as the title of this book suggest, even when he was younger I didn't get the bad boy vibe from him, so I thought the title wasn't quite accurate, and I think Connor is actually a really great guy, who has a good head on his shoulders. There are some pretty steamy scenes in this book, and I thought they were nicely written, and Connor and Faith have some excellent chemistry. The way Connor jokes with Faith is really cute, and it added some great levity to the book. I have read other books by Lemmon, but I haven't read any in this series, so I didn't know any of the previous character's stories, but I don't think it really matter for this book, but it would have been nice to read those character's books first, since they are present in this book some, so if you have the opportunity to read the other books in this series first, I say do that first, and I plan to check them out because they definitely sound interesting! I'm also looking forward to Asher and Gloria's book, but I don't like the baby by a one night stand angle, so I am a little iffy of that book, but I like Gloria, so I am going to give it a go.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Review for Ricochet by Keri Lake - 4 bees knees



SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS.COM -

The only sure way to destroy a man is to take what he cannot live without. Three years ago, I had everything. A beautiful wife. A son. A reason for living. Until a ruthless task force, assembled under Mayor Michael Culling, with a brutal strategy to make the streets of Detroit ‘safe’, ripped away everything I loved in a deadly hunt called The Culling. They tried to kill me, too. I wish they had. Now I'm cursed by the memories of that night, and the words I whispered to my dying wife. A promise—to avenge the wrong and set it right. I’m no longer Nick Ryder. I’m a masked vigilante. Faceless. Loveless. Fearless. A man with nothing left to lose—one who's seen the dark and violent truth behind the city’s flawless veneer. Michael Culling doesn’t know who I am. Or what I want. All he knows is that I’ve kidnapped his beautiful wife. An eye for an eye—isn’t that how the saying goes? And Aubree Culling is the perfect pawn to destroy him. If she doesn’t destroy me first. WARNING: **Not recommended for readers under the age of 18 due to graphic violence, sex and strong language. Trigger warning for self harm.

MY REVIEW -

Possibly Slight Spoilers -

I did like this, but it was certainly very graphic; including rape scenes, and there is also a lot of violence, so don't read this if you don't want to read very disturbing things. This is sort of like the movie The Crow with a bit of The Purge thrown in, the main character's family is tortured and killed, and he is on a mission of revenge against those who were involved in the crime. I was thinking from the beginning that a Fight Club situation was going on; I won't say if it ended up that way because I don't want to ruin it for anyone, but I did end up liking how the story unfolded. I did like both of the main characters, and each of their stories was just gut wrenching, so their stories are difficult to read, but each of them are such strong individuals and they both are survivors. There is a lot of violent, unsavory characters, and the whole situation in which the main characters meet is a bit of a touchy subject, and I did feel like they had some insta-love going on, which I don't mind too much, and I thought they were great together, and I was really hoping that they would have their happily ever after; they do have quite a lot of obstacles in their way though. All in all, I did enjoy this book, and I think I would have enjoyed it more if it was bit more original, but I do think the author did a great job of keeping me interested from beginning till end, and I liked the writing style, so I would read more books by this author and I would recommend this to those readers who aren't faint at heart.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Review for Missing by Randa Flannery - 5 bees knees!



SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS.COM -

Haunted by her best friend's disappearance, always practical Rowan Quaide lives a life of cold logic. As an intelligence analyst, her world is ruled by who has the best strategy and Ro's reasoned control makes her Queen. A Chance encounter with a man from her past stretches the bounds of reason and throws her into a game of dark deception and danger. With the past creeping from her nightmares into her reality, Ro pits herself against the monster determined to destroy the new love she's found. As the intel gets more and more disturbing and events begin to spin out of control, she must rely one her instincts and cling to an unreasonable truth, or allow logic to tear her apart.

MY REVIEW -

Terrific! Loved, Loved it! I loved the concept for this book, and I'm always down for a mystery! The main character, Rowan, is super neurotic, and she has manic episodes that effect her health and well being, but she is really intelligent and has a very unique way of looking at things. I absolutely loved her! I love the way she figures out a problem, and I love how raw she is. She has an obsession with finding out what happened to her best friend who went missing 8 years ago, she has such an obsession with it that she goes into these frantic, closed off moments, and she's a bit of an introvert. I really enjoyed her friendship with Farrah; it was really great to see Rowan has a good support system, and her friends at work were a nice addition, and I loved the love interest, and their relationship was so sweet, and I felt the intimate deep layers to their relationship while I was reading. I needed to finish this book, so I stayed up way to late, and that is definitely a sign of a very interesting book, that keeps a reader engrossed in the story. I will definitely look for more books by Randa Flannery!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Review for The Heat of the Moment by Katie Rose - 4 bees knees



SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS.COM -

Physical therapist Jessica Hart has learned her lesson: Never date professional athletes. She’s been down that road, and barely recovered after the relationship crashed and burned. Then Jessica meets Gavin King. An All-Star slugger with chiseled good looks, Gavin was traded to the Sonics because he hurt his knee sliding into second, and now his future is in her hands. Gavin’s no bad boy—but he’s tempting enough to make Jessica think twice about all her rules. Gavin is trying to find a comfortable routine. If he wants his old life back, he must take it easy, stay out of the limelight, and keep his distance from gorgeous redheaded physical therapists. The thing is, Gavin isn’t the kind of guy to sit on his ass and let other people pull his weight. And when he sees something he wants, he can’t help but fight for it, even if it means risking everything, even if it only lasts a single moment: like one kiss from Jessica.

MY REVIEW -

This was cute and light hearted, and I really enjoyed it! I haven't read any of the other books in the series, and although it would've been nice to have read them because previous characters are involved in this book, I don't feel like I couldn't enjoy this book because I didn't know the side characters. One thing I don't usually like about sports romances is that the guys tend to be dogs, and just because they are athletes they sleep with tons of women, so I was glad that's not really a big thing in this book; Gavin was a solid guy, and he doesn't play around when he wants what he wants; he's honest and just an all around good guy, and I loved how he doesn't give up, and he keeps on fighting. I enjoyed Jessica as well, she was an intelligent, well rounded woman, and I like that she's a bit of a tomboy. I do wish she got her confidence a bit sooner than she did, but I still think she was great. They had some excellent intimate scenes together; definitely some spicy moments, and I loved their first date; so sweet! I like the injured baseball player angle, and I did enjoy the scenes at the ball club and the games. All in all, this book kept me interested until the end, and I was really rooting for all the characters! I look forward to reading more books in this series!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Review for Girl From Above: Part 1 Betrayal by Pippa DeCosta - 3 bees knees



SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS.COM -

"My name is #1001, and I am not ready to die." I’d only just begun to live. When Captain Caleb Shepperd is released from prison, all he wants to do is keep his head down and earn a living smuggling illegal cargo through the nine systems. So when a synth stows away on his ship, and brings with her a crap-ton of problems, including guilt-ridden secrets he thought he’d escaped, he’d prefer to toss her out the airlock. The problem is, she’s priceless tech, and he’s fresh out of credit. #1001 is not meant to exist. Created for a single purpose, she has one simple order: to kill. But not everything is as it seems. Buried deep inside, she remembers... Remembers when she was human. And she remembers what Shepperd did to her. She’s not ready to die, but she is ready to kill.

MY REVIEW -

Okay...so this wasn't something I really liked, and I should've probably gone with 2 stars, but I bumped it up because I do sort of want to know what happens; mainly to 1001, and since it's a short read, I didn't waste too much of my time. I'll probably wait till the last book comes out before I attempt to read any more of this series. So, I loved 1001, and I definitely want more from her perspective; she's really the only character I really feel any type of hope for. All the other characters in this book basically hate themselves, so they are terrible people, who do horrible things just to get a head. Caleb is a mess, who is not discernable about who he sleeps with or who he deals with. He is a thief and an immature excuse for a man, and I use the term man loosely when describing him. I actually kind of liked Fran, until she bends to Caleb's ways; then I could really care less about her. These characters lack any redeemable qualities, and the sex scenes were just blah; too slimy to enjoy. I like the concept for this book, and that's mainly what kept me reading; I love the whole robot/synth with feelings scenario. At this point, I hope Caleb gets his comeuppance; he complains that he has bad luck, but he deserves the things that happen to him. If you are a despicable person don't expect the universe to reward you. I'm thinking Caleb needs to do something self sacrificing to redeem himself in this series. Who knows maybe he'll start to grow on me; but I doubt it. I looked at some reviews for the next book, and that one seems worse than this one, so I'm in no hurry to read it, and like I said I'll probably just wait till all the books are out before deciding if I will continue with this series.

Review for Caught Up in the Touch by Laura Trentham - 5 bees knees!



SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS.COM -

Jessica Montgomery has always lived by three simple rules: stay calm, stay professional, stay in control. Working tirelessly to make it into the executive ranks of her family's business, her dream job of CFO is within reach-if she can convince one stubborn and sexy restaurateur to take her offer and manage Montgomery Industries' flagship restaurant in Atlanta. On the surface Logan Wilde is all good-old-boy charm and humor, but he can't seem to outrun the hell-raising reputation of his high school years. Although he has thought about leaving his hometown in Falcon, Alabama, he has grown to love the town, his restaurant, and his part-time gig coaching the football team. Jessica estimates it will take a week tops to get Logan Wilde's signature on her generous offer, but their first meeting is anything but professional. Logan shreds Jessica's control and unleashes a passion she didn't know existed even as a deeper connection between them takes root. When her family's manipulations threaten to tear them apart, Jessica has to decide whether her dream is really the CFO job or the man who has unselfishly offered his love.

MY REVIEW -

I'm really loving this series! I loved the first book a bit more than this one, but I still really enjoyed this book. I loved Logan; he is just adorable, and he definitely spices things up with his hot manly side. He is such a sweetheart! I loved the meeting scene between him and Jessica, and I think they complement each other nicely, and I loved how they were there for each other to offer unconditional support. I liked Jessica, and I like that she stands up for herself, and her confidence begins to grow throughout the story. They definitely have some sizzling intimate scenes, very sexy! This book actually goes into some deep issues, and I think the author did a good job of portraying these issues, and it added an extra layer to the story. Just like with the first book, I love the small town setting, and having glimpses of the characters from the first book was great to read as well, and I also am really looking forward to Lilliana's book; her story sounds very interesting, so I going to be on the look out for that.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Review for Code of Honor by Missy Johnson - 5 bees knees!



SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS.COM -

Pietro Gustovi is loyal, polished, and hard as stone, the kind of guy women want and men respect. At twenty-three, he’s survived tragedies that would break men twice his age. And he owes it all to his father’s closest friend, Giovanni Spontagio, who took him in as an orphaned teenager. Pietro would give his life for Giovanni . . . but his heart belongs to Giovanni’s daughter. Raised in Chicago under the spotlight of power and privilege, Lucy Spontiago feels most alive on stage. Determined to become a prima ballerina, she escapes her father’s protective gaze long enough to audition for the ballet in New York City. Soon, however, Lucy realizes that she is not alone. Pietro is watching her back. And though he’s like a brother to her, Lucy cannot deny the thrill she feels knowing his eyes are on her. Pietro could never betray his mentor by sleeping with his only child. But Lucy follows her passions, no matter how forbidden. Soon their nights are consumed by explosive, red-hot temptation—a dance that will expose shocking secrets and burn everything else to the ground.

MY REVIEW -

Contains Slight Spoilers!!!!!

Loved it! I want the next book now! Too bad the next book says its not coming out till December 2016! Jeez, that's way too long. Anyway, this book was right up my alley, I loved Pietro and Lucy! Their story is super sweet, and I love how they are sort of childhood sweethearts; their love is a deep bond between them. Pietro's love for Lucy is so sweet, and he a wonderful guy; I like that he doesn't sleep around, him being in love with Lucy is important to him, and even if he thinks he can't be with her, he doesn't need to go sleep with other women just because he's a guy and can't help himself; it's refreshing for a guy to have some control over himself. I don't really like the mafia angle, and I hope Pietro stays out of that life because that just isn't a life to live. I like that Lucy is into ballet, and I like that she stands up for herself, but I don't like that she took her father's offer, and I don't like that Pietro tries to push Lucy away for her safety; that's never a good idea. This book ends in a cliffhanger, so I'm so not liking that! I am really, really hoping that Pietro and Lucy find a way to work through their problems, and I hope there won't be any other people that try to sway them away from each other because that would be torturous! Hopefully their love holds strong, and they stay true to each other, and they both realize what is truly important in life; each other. I need the next book now!

Review for Deep Night by Kathy Clark - 3 bees knees



SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS.COM -

Ex-soldier Chris Wilson lost too many friends to war. Back home in Denver, he’s trying to make a difference as a paramedic, treating victims of crisis situations. Not even active combat could prepare Chris for the rush he gets when violence and tragedy collide, but the job isn’t the only thing making his heart race. His partner is his closest confidant from childhood, and the girl he remembers is now a strong, sensual woman . . . who needs him more than ever. Sara Richards is more comfortable risking her life than asking for help. The petite blonde medic put a wall around her heart long ago, vowing to never let anyone hurt her again. Only now her long-buried secrets threaten to destroy everything she’s built. And though she should be able to trust Chris, his smoldering blue-gray eyes ignite desires that feel more dangerous than whatever’s lurking in the shadows. For once, Sara can’t go it alone. But Chris might just be stubborn enough to stand by her side as she faces down her worst nightmare.

MY REVIEW -

hmmm...I don't know what to really think about this one. I like the premise for the book, and I liked each of the characters. I loved that Sara and Chris have known each other since they were kids, and they were really good for each other, and each of their personalities really complimented each other. The thing that threw me off was that the subject matter was extreme, and there would be these scenes where something really horrible would happen, and then there would be a romance scene, and I don't think the book was successful in the transitions between the scenes. It was quite jarring, and I also think there were too many scenes of the characters working; with how short the book is, I felt that the amount of scenes with them on the job overtook the book some, and I get that they are paramedics, but I don't think the book needed all those scenes. I was interested the whole time though, and I did like that each of the character have something to work through, and that they really help and rely on each other. I loved how honest they are with each other. So, yeah I liked this book, but not quite loved it, and I am still on the fence about reading the previous books in this series, but since this book was such a quick read, I think I'll just give it a go.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Review for Just a Little Kiss by Renita Pizzitola - 5 bees knees!



SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS.COM -

Like most of the residents of her dead-end beach town, Felicity Daniels doesn’t know what she wants from her future. Instead of college, she’s waiting tables at the local grille where she’s more likely to run into the guy who was the love of her life—until one decision changed everything. Now as this year’s tourist season kicks in to high gear, Felicity realizes that whatever she wants isn't going to be found here. Mason Hayes is the quintessential Summer Boy: hot, impulsive, and born without strings attached. While in town helping with the family fishing charter, he plans to have a little fun—and hopefully get over a certain girl. He’s never had a long-term relationship, but when he meets Felicity, he wonders if he’s found the girl who could change that. With her heart still in repair, Felicity’s happy to have a distraction like Mason, but her best friend thinks he could also be her ticket out of this town. What’s the harm in using him to escape more than just her boredom? After all, he is just a Summer Boy, and they never stick around. But after one kiss, Felicity wonders if only one summer with Mason will ever really be enough.

MY REVIEW -

I really love this series, and I loved this book too! I couldn't put it down till I finished! I think Mason and Felicity have excellent chemistry, and after reading the previous books, I didn't really know how to feel about Mason, but I think I was leaning towards ewww, but I really grew to like him in this book. I did like Felicity as well, but she is quite neurotic, so I'm just shy of loving her. The intimate scenes were really great as well, and I liked that they didn't overwhelm the book, and there were some excellent building up the tension scenes between Mason and Felicity. They are super sweet with each other, and I loved Mason not giving up on what he wants, and I loved how honest they are with each other. I also really enjoyed the side characters, and I look forward to their stories in the next books. Awesome Series!!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Review for Phoenix by Vaun Murphrey - 4 bees knees



SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS.COM -

Now that the dust has settled and the dead are buried can Cassandra and Silver take over the reins and guide Weavers into a new era? Not everyone is comfortable with their assumption of power and an old enemy lingers, begging the question - are they ready to face the Soul Eater? Find our in PHOENIX, Book Four of the Weaver Series.

MY REVIEW -

I love Cass and Silver as characters! They both are such strong individuals, and they have really cool badass powers, and I love that their powers are used often, and they aren't perfect, so that makes them feel like a more "real" type of person. This book brings back the issues the girls have from the first book, and the girls do find some closure, but a lot more questions are brought out, and this one does end in a bit of a cliffhanger. I didn't necessarily like what happens with Silver and Kara, and I usually love Silver, and I still did love her, but some of her choices in this book weren't exactly to my liking. I still really enjoy Mez, but James is still not at the top of my list; he still is too bland for my tastes, I just want him to not feel so useless, and he needs to have more of a voice. I enjoyed all the action in this book, and I felt like there really wasn't a down moment; that's good and bad because I did want more couple time between both sisters and each of their mates. The reason I love this series is because the uniqueness of the story is interesting, and I love how the story is evolving; plus the all the characters are well written. I am really looking forward to the next book in the series, and I would love if it had more of an even distribution of each of the sister's voices. This series is really great, and super unique, and I love the hints of humor and heart touching moments throughout the whole series.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Review for Vector by Vaun Murphrey - 4 bees knees



SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS.COM -

Homecomings usually involve burgers, fries and apple pies but that's not on the menu for Cassandra and Silver. They're launched into assassination attempts, bar brawls, and relationship drama just in the first 24 hours. Can they protect everyone they love from all comers before it explodes in their face? Find out in VECTOR, Book Three of the Weaver Series.


MY REVIEW -

This series is still going strong for me, and I enjoyed this entry into the series; not quite as much as the 2nd book, but I was still interested till the end. Silver and Cass are great leads, and I really enjoy their banter with each other, and how they are both unique individuals, and I'm glad they are finally at an age that feels compatible with the adult nature of the situations they find themselves in. It's good to see Cass and Silver back with their friends and family, but I did miss the setting of the alien planet, and I wanted more Mez! I was very disappointed with James in this book, and I think he was written to be pretty bland; I think Cass deserves better, and I definitely think James made poor decisions. I know the time lapse was a long time; which by the way annoys me, but he was still in contact with Cass in the web, so he doesn't really have a good excuse for his actions. I love how complete this story is, and I love all the side characters, and how much each character has an individual personality; each character has depths to them, and as a reader I felt more for each character because I was more invested in each of their stories. I absolutely love the uniqueness of this story! On to the next book!

Review for Changeling by Vaun Murphrey - 5 bees knees!



SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS.COM -

When the girls are forced to flee Earth to escape being the next target of a deranged Axsian fugitive, they end up getting much more than they bargained for. Their guardian, Kal, couldn't possibly have prepared them for the chaos and intrigue of his home world. Can Silver and Cassandra put aside their differences and work together to make it through alive? Find out in CHANGELING, Book Two of the Weaver Series.

MY REVIEW -


This was better than the first book for me, and I really enjoyed the first book, but I loved this one! It was just as unique as the first book, and I loved that the setting was among aliens, and the aliens homeland. The author did an excellent job of creating a really interesting alien world, and created a very vivid picture in my mind as I read. I liked that this book's main voice was Silver's; it's good to have more of her perspective on things, and I liked her involvement with Mez. I love all the side characters; they were interesting and had levels to his/her personalities. I still don't like the age of the main characters, but I just pushed that out of my head, so I really wouldn't have to think about it, and it helped increase my like for the story. I like that the main characters are still feisty and intelligent. I also didn't like the time jumps; sometimes it was months, and sometimes it was years, and I feel it would have been just better for the author to have the main characters be an appropriate age for things to occur, then to have the time jumps. I also don't like the view of the main characters on intimate relations; that it's just a bodily need, and that it wouldn't matter if someone you were in a relationship with was with someone else, I just thought that was odd; especially with how the character acts after. I feel like this is stepping into iffy territory. I still really enjoyed this book, and I'm looking forward to the next book!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Review for Chimera by Vaun Murphrey - 4 bees knees



SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS.COM -

If you witnessed your parents killed at age five for reasons unknown only to endure eight years of isolation in captivity, what would you do with your life when you were suddenly rescued by family you never knew you had? What if you yourself were even more than you seemed? The universe can be both a terrible and wonderful place to live if you have the courage to explore it. Enter an alternate reality of civil war, secrets, murders and betrayals that transcends space and time with CHIMERA, Book One of the Weaver Series.


MY REVIEW -

I liked the concept of the book; I thought it was unique, and I think the author made some interesting choices, and although there wasn't very much action; this book feels to me more like a set up novel, I still enjoyed it, and I was interested till the end. The age of the main character got in the way for me a bit, she's 13, but she doesn't act like a 13 year old, so it was odd, and the subject matter of this book is quite adult, so it was a bit jarring, and took me out of the story. I was going back and forth on giving it 3 or 4 stars, but I decided for 4 stars, mainly based on the unique concept, and I enjoyed the sassiness and intelligence of the main character, Cassandra. Cassandra has to deal with a lot of issues that are way too adult for a 13 year old, and I think she handle everything was beyond her years. I would forget how old she was, and when I did, I would enjoy the book more, but then it would be mentioned, and it would bring the book down for me. I'm going to read the next book in the series because I was entertained, and I look forward to seeing where the author goes with this.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Review for Nightwalker by Jacquelyn Frank - 5 bees knees!



SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS.COM -


Kamen is a Bodywalker, an ancient soul reborn in one human host after another. He’s also a prisoner of his own kind: for it was Kamen who released Apep, the deadly god who threatens the existence of their world. To atone for this grievous error, Kamen accepts an urgent mission: to convince the other nations of the Nightwalkers to set aside their centuries-old conflicts and band together. If he fails, all will be lost. And no tribe presents a greater challenge than the Wraiths, the spectral beings who are feared and despised for their lethal deathtouch. Kamen makes first contact with a stunning, ghostly pale beauty named Geneviève. Part Wraith and part human, scorned as a half-breed, Viève shares the hunger for redemption—and for connection. Her scintillating touch holds the kiss of death, and yet it makes Kamen feel more alive than ever. Soon his lips are pressed against hers, sending Viève into fits of desire and forging a bond that breaches the divide between them. Now they must unite all the Nightwalkers, from Vampire and Shadowdweller to Djynns, and fast—for Apep is ready for war. MY REVIEW -

I absolutely love this series! I love how this book has characters from this series, and characters from other series by Frank; it's so great to see how other couples are doing, and how they all come together to combat evil. Luckily I have read all the books from the other series, and in this series, so I got the full impact of this book, and I do think it's a really good idea for a reader to read all the other books because it helps to have the whole back story of this world and its characters. This book does do a good job of letting the reader know about some of the other characters stories though, but this book is a conclusion book; a final battle book, so it's best to read all the books I feel. I love all the different types of supernaturals represented in this book, as well as other books by Frank, and Frank's writing is really excellent, and I was totally intrigued through the whole book. Each of the characters have such unique powers, and it's really cool when they get put to use. I liked the addition of Kamen and Vieve's story, and it was great to see Kamen truly come to understand the meaning of redemption and forgiveness, and Vieve is a sweetheart, who deserves happiness, and to find a place where she belongs, and with people who will appreciate her for who she is. This is a truly wonderful book, and I love Frank's writing, and I am definitely looking forward to reading more from her.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Review for Untaken by J.E. Anckorn - 5 bees knees!



SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS.COM -

It turns out that a real alien invasion is nothing like the Sci-fi shows 14-year-old Gracie loves. Not when it’s your own family who are swallowed whole by those big silver ships. Not if it could be you next. In her search for her family, Gracie meets Brandon, a high school dropout who would never have been caught dead hanging out with a dork like Gracie before the world ended. Gracie isn’t too crazy about Brandon either, but he has one thing she doesn’t: A plan. Brandon’s uncle has a cabin up in Maine, and If Gracie and Brandon can survive long enough to get there they can hide out until the Space Men pack up their ships and leave. Until the army guys come to rescue them, says Brandon. Brandon is big into army guys. Gracie has to admit that Brandon’s Awesome Plan probably would have worked out great if wasn't for Jake. They found 5-year-old Jake, laying half-dead under the remains of someone’s ranch house. He’s a good kid, even if he won’t-or can’t- talk. But Jake has a secret, and when Gracie finds out what it is, the fragile new life they’ve started to forge looks set to break apart. When the people you’ve been counting on to put the world back together start hunting you down, alien invaders are the least of your worries.



MY REVIEW -

I really loved the concept for this book; an alien invasion is something I find interesting, and I like how it was written in this book. A little bit more alien encounters would of been cool, but I did enjoy what was in the book, and I like the type of alien species that is represented in this story. The descriptions the author uses for the spaceships, and alien type things really painted a vivid picture, and I like how the world is in a sort of dystopian world. I enjoyed both of the main characters; I do wish they were a bit older because I wanted them not to be so stunted, but I do think the author did a great job of writing the characters, and I felt each characters immaturities were in tune with the characters age group. I like that the author gave build up stories for each character; it was good to see each character in their own world before they joined together, and I liked how the characters played off of each other. I do wish there was more to the end, I felt there was a lot of unanswered questions, and there isn't a resolution to some of the issues in this story. I hope there will be another book featuring these characters because I would like to know how the characters continued to deal with the alien situation. I will definitely look into other books by Anckorn because this was an excellent read!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Review for Out of the Flames by Cheryl Wyatt - 3 bees knees

This one wasn't for me. I thought the romance was very sweet, and I did like the characters, but it was just too religious for me, and I actually like a bit of faith in stories, but this one was a bit over the top, and I couldn't stand the phrase "Daddy god"; it's just such a weird phrase. About half this book had some mention of god in it. Just too much for such a short story, but I did still enjoy the book, and I liked the redemption aspect.

Review for Kissed by a Cowboy by Lacy Williams - 4 bees knees

This was a sweet story, and I enjoyed reading it! It's fairly short, so I read it very quickly, and I enjoyed it from beginning to end. This is a pretty tame romance; no romance scenes really, except for a couple kisses. I love the ranch setting, and the whole ice cream business was adorable. Haley and Maddox have great chemistry together, and they both are so selfless and all around great people. Maddox was a bit stoic, but I still liked him; you know the whole silent cowboy thing. For how short this story was, I think the author did a great job of making it feel like a complete story, and I look forward to more from this author. I would enjoy a book with Maddox's brother, that seems like it would be an interesting story, and I would hope to see more of Maddox and Haley.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Review for On the Hunt by Ivy, Zanetti, Duvall, and Jayne - 5 bees knees!

I loved all of the short stories in this book! I love all the authors who contributed stories to this book, so that what initially drew me in, and I'm glad I did read it because each of the 4 stories are excellent! Makes me want to read more by each author! All 4 stories have great action scenes, and the romances were really great, and heartfelt. On the Hunt is the short story written by Alexandra Ivy, and I absolutely loved it! I think it may have been my favorite of the 4 stories. I haven't read any of Ivy's sentinel series before, but I definitely want to now! I loved the story with Mika and Bailey, I really enjoy 2nd chance at love stories, and Mika and Bailey were so sweet together. They had some steamy passion between them, and it was nice that their relationship was so evolved; they were childhood sweethearts, and they had such a deep love for each other. I really enjoyed all the elements of this story. Scorpius Rising is written by Rebecca Zanetti, I love her Sin brothers series, so I knew I would probably love this book, and I did! This was another 2nd chance at love story, so right there is a bonus for me, and I liked the disease outbreak angle; it added a sense of urgency to the story, and this story ended with a bit of left open story, so I want to read any books with these characters. Deacan and Nora have a very steamy romance; it's a bit of an BDSM style relationship, and I enjoyed the romance scenes between them. There are a lot of interesting aspects to this story, and there are some great side characters. Phantom Embrace by Dianne Duvall, was so sweet! The romance between Cat and Yuri was so lovely, and their story was heartbreaking; the obstacles they have to face were very difficult. The ending was a bit bittersweet, and I wish that a different scenario for how the ending could've been, but I still really enjoyed the whole story, and I loved the side characters, so I will definitely be looking into the other books in the series because the characters are great, and I really enjoyed the action scenes, and the world the Duvall has created. Stake Out by Hannah Jayne was a fun read, but it was my least favorite. I've read Jayne's Underworld Detective Agency series, and for the most part I've enjoyed the books, and to get more of a glimpse at Nina's life was interesting, and even though she's a bit cold, I still enjoyed her, and I liked Pike. The story felt a bit incomplete to me, so that's why it's my least favorite, but I still loved the main story, so I was interested till the end, and that's a good thing. All in all this is an excellent collection of wonderfully terrific short stories, and I am really looking forward to reading a lot more by these fabulous authors. So great!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Review for Win Me Over by Nicole Michaels - 5 bees knees!

I really liked this! I like things like Friday Night Lights, so this was right up my alley, and I really enjoyed Callie and Bennett's relationship. They are good for each other, and I think they have excellent chemistry, and I liked how their story seemed believable, and they seemed like real people. I do wish it moved a bit faster, but I was interested the whole time. I like the dancing aspect because that adds an element of sexy, sensual-ness, and it's fun to read about Bennett learning the dance, and the sex scenes between the two were excellent. The ending was great, I like where the story went, and to see a deeper level to Callie and Bennett's relationship. I also love how strong and independent Callie is, and I love small town stories. I haven't read the first book, but I would like to, and I want to read the next book in the series because I am really interested in what made Lindsey so weary of Derek, so I will definitely be looking for the release of that book. So far, this series is wonderful!