Thursday, January 28, 2016

Review for Love Struck by Laurelin McGee - 3 bees knees


SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS -

Welcome to a seductive world where two solo artists combine their talents-and their hearts-to make beautiful music together...

SHE'S GETTING INTO THE GROOVE
Lacy Dawson is a young singer-songwriter with a record deal, a studio gig, and a serious case of writer's block. After looking for love songs in all the wrong places, she finds inspiration at an online support group called Song Writers Anonymous. Thanks to one mysterious member who motivates her and inspires her, Lacy's career is back on track. But is she ready to meet her sexy musical muse...face to face?

HE MAKES HER HEART SKIP A BEAT
Eli is definitely interested in hooking up with Lacy, aka "LoveCoda." But between writing her new album and his band's success, they can't find the time to face the music-or each other-about their burgeoning online romance. All that changes when Eli and Lucy get booked on tour together. In person, the attraction is all too real and explosive. They both should walk away, but once they are in each other's arms, there is no turning back...

MY REVIEW -

I was really hoping I would love this more, and going into Love Struck, I really thought I would, but I felt like it way too long to get the situation out in the open, and I don't like a lot of what happened in the book. When I read the first book, I liked Lacy a lot, and I did still like her in this book, but just not as much as I would have thought from the first book. I felt she was too ditzy, and her actions were grating on me. The fact that she would use someone because it helped her write music better was such a disappointing thing for me. I loved the whole premise of having falling in love/extreme like with someone you haven't seen, but have an deep bond with anyway, and I don't usually like books about musicians because they usually are skeezy (just like how the lead singer from this book, Jax, was), but I didn't mind it so much in this book, and I absolutely loved the lyrics in the book. I did like Eli, and I liked that he wasn't the obvious choice for the lead man. I do think Eli and Lacy have excellent chemistry, and they do have some spicy scenes. So, I like Love Struck, but I just felt it had way too much angst, and a lot of the middle could have been cut down, and I was disappointed with Lacy. I didn't enjoy this one as much as the first book, but it was still good, and I do like Laurelin McGee's writing, so I am look forward to more books by McGee!

Review for Forgotten Promises by Jessica Lemmon - 3 bees knees


SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS -

Morgan Young had a perfect upbringing, and now she’s got a perfect boyfriend and a perfect future—until her twenty-first birthday changes everything. First Morgan finds out, in the most painful way possible, that her relationship is a sham. But that’s nothing compared to the nightmare about to unfold.

It’s too late for Tucker Noscalo. A brutal childhood left him with a bad reputation and a criminal record. Fresh out of jail, Tucker has a score to settle with Baybrook’s crooked chief of police—his own father. Nobody will believe Tucker’s explosive accusations without proof and a good lawyer, neither of which he has on his side. Until he sees someone he used to know, someone who just so happens to be the daughter of the best lawyer in the county.

He needs Morgan to convince her father of the ugly truth. But first he has to convince her, and he’ll do whatever it takes to get her to listen. Confronted by the story of Tucker’s dark past, Morgan feels utterly compelled to help him. And as their connection grows into a fierce bond fueled by raw passion, Morgan finds herself falling for the wrong guy—but never has the promise of love felt so right.



MY REVIEW -

I didn't really connect with the characters, so that's why my rating isn't higher, but I did still like it. Forgotten Promises deals with some really intense, difficult topics, and there are a lot of gray areas in this book. Morgan is a spoiled rich girl, who has just been dumped by her cheating boyfriend, when she runs into Tucker. Tucker is a guy that went to Morgan's high school, and Morgan always had sort of a crush on him, but Tucker got into a lot of trouble and ended up in prison. Tucker has had a very hard life growing up, and he recently just got out of prison for something that isn't really cut and dry. Tucker's father is a very bad guy, and Tucker has evidence of this fact, but he needs a good lawyer to help him, and that's were Morgan comes in. Morgan's dad is a very good lawyer, so Tucker decides he needs Morgan to help him out, and he will do what he needs to do to make her believe him. Tucker and Morgan end up in a secluded cabin in the woods, and as Tucker begins to come clean with Morgan they begin to grow closer.

Alright, so I didn't like that Tucker took so long to actually tell Morgan what was going on, and the way he went about gaining her trust was crazy, and I don't get what he was thinking. I guess he really wasn't. Morgan reactions were odd for a lot of things in this book, and I didn't like that she acts on the younger side of her age. When Morgan and Tucker grow closer, I felt that Morgan was sort of taking advantage; especially with what Tucker had to deal with, and I also felt Tucker did a 180 very quickly on how he felt about intimacy. I did like Tucker and Morgan's chemistry, and I thought they had some really sweet moments, and I felt for Tucker. The book did keep me interested till the end, and I thought it was a heartfelt story. I would liked a bit more from the ending; it felt like a lot more needed to be added, but I liked what was there. I've read other Jessica Lemmon books, and so far I've liked all of them, so I will definitely continue to check out more books from her. Good Read!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Review for Taking It Off by Claire Kent - 5 bees knees!


SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS -

Can't get enough Magic Mike? Let bestselling author Claire Kent introduce you to Matt Stokes, the sexy-as-sin male stripper and club owner who knows what it really means to bare everything.

Preschool teacher Elizabeth Marks isn't exactly thrilled to be attending a college friend's bachelorette party at a male strip joint. The sights—screaming women, half-naked hunks—are just as sleazy as she expected, with one exception: the man standing at the back, radiating sensual heat despite being fully clothed. When Elizabeth takes refuge outside, he chases her down and dares her to stay. It turns out that her mystery man is the owner—and, as tonight's headliner, the one guy Elizabeth wouldn't mind seeing naked.

Matt Stokes lives his life one day, one dance at a time. But as he challenges Elizabeth to get in touch with the passionate, impulsive woman behind her prim façade, she brings out another side of him as well. This girl isn't just another pretty face—or paying customer—and Matt can't help wanting more. Onstage, he's used to exposing his body. Now Matt will have to expose his heart. Because when it comes to real love, that's the one striptease that matters.


MY REVIEW -

I don't usually like the whole stripper scenario, so I was hesitant to read this, but I'm glad I did because I really enjoyed it! There were some really hot moments in this book! I've read plenty of sexy books, and I've sort of started to become tired of the sex scenes, but the scenes in this book were definitely steamy and kept my attention. The chemistry between the characters was off the charts, and they were both interesting characters. Elizabeth is a woman who grew up with money, and who doesn't express herself because she doesn't want to disappoint anyone, so she closes herself off from things she really wants, but thinks aren't good for the image she wants to project. Matt is the owner of a strip club, who grew up poor with parents that did some awful things and Matt is sort of resigned to the way things are in his life; even if he isn't necessarily happy about it. Elizabeth goes to a bachelorette party at Matt's strip club, and Elizabeth is hating the experience until she has an instant connection to the hot guy across the room. Matt issues Elizabeth a challenge that if she comes to the strip club 2 times a week for a month she would begin to enjoy it. Elizabeth decides she is up for the challenge and up for seeing more of Matt; even if she won't admit it, and so it begins. Elizabeth and Matt feel a pull to each other that neither of them can deny, but they both think that they aren't well matched and don't fit in each other's worlds, so they begin a sexy, intense no strings "relationship", but of course it's hard to keep feelings out a sexual relationship, so things start to become complicated when they begin to grow closer. I loved how Matt and Elizabeth's relationship grows, and how they have playful banter with each other. They are really sweet together when they allow themselves to really be true with each other. The scenes in the club were great, and I felt the book had a good flow to it. I was interested till the very end, and I look forward to more for Claire Kent!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Review for Falling Hard by Tina Wainscott - 5 bees knees!



SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS -

There’s no one Pax Sullivan wants to run into less than Gemma Thornton. Back in high school, she revved his heart more than street racing. But she picked his clean-cut brother over him—only to accuse Blake of an unforgivable crime. Eventually the charges were dropped and Gemma left town, but the hard feelings lingered . . . along with Pax’s gnawing “what-ifs.” Seven years later, just as he quits the police force to open a racetrack, Gemma’s back—and their chemistry is more combustible than ever.

If it were up to her, Gemma would never lay eyes on another Sullivan. She hates them, and they hate her—even Pax, who just so happens to be fixing up her father’s B&B. But the more time she spends with the lean, hard-bodied ex-cop at the inn and on the track, the more Gemma sees that Pax is nothing like his brother. Despite their anguished history, she’s tempted to take their relationship into high gear . . . if she can face the past and risk her heart.

MY REVIEW -

I love second chance at love stories, and I also really like when the male character is a good guy, so Falling Hard was really great for me. Gemma's dad has been in an accident and is in the hospital, so she comes back to the town she went to high school in, but Gemma's high school experience wasn't a good one. Gemma accused local golden boy, Blake, of date rape, and in the end, Blake was found innocent because of a lack of evidence. The majority of the town; including Gemma's so-called friends, turned against her and began to torment her and call her unsavory names, and so Gemma leaves town. Now back in town to help out with her father's B&B, she is really hoping she doesn't run into anyone who recognizes her, but of course her first night back, she runs into Paxton, Blake's younger brother, and the guy Gemma had an instant connection with, but Gemma didn't pursue Pax because she thought he was a bad boy, and Gemma was trying to show her father that she was being responsible. Pax also felt the connection between Gemma and himself, but since Gemma ended up dating his brother, Pax didn't pursue her. When Gemma accused Blake of rape, Pax believes his brother when he says that he didn't rape Gemma, so Pax doesn't have a great picture of Gemma, so when they run into each other, both are unsure how to deal with each other and the feelings for each other that never really went away. Gemma and Pax have great chemistry, and I applaud Gemma for sticking up for herself; even if it was really difficult for her. The majority of the townspeople are a-holes, and since Blake is still in town, Gemma has to put up with a lot to be in town to help her father, and since Pax has become friends with Gemma's dad, Pax has promised Gemma's dad that he would look out for her. Pax and Gemma grow closer the more time they spend together, and Pax begins to question if his brother is really the type of guy Pax should stand-up for. Gemma is closed off emotionally and physically, and being back in town she begins to question if her actions led Blake to believe she wanted to be physical; if she is to blame for Blake's actions. Gemma and Pax both have to deal with a lot to do that right thing, and they showed a lot of strength by not doing the easy thing. I liked the slow build up to Pax and Gemma reconnecting, and I liked getting a glimpse of Mia and Raleigh from the first book in this series. I will definitely continue on with this series! The writing was well done!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

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THE TRUTH DOESN'T ALWAYS SET YOU FREE

I’ve fallen hard for an alien, but he’s harboring secrets.
Massive secrets that threaten the very essence of humanity.
How can I give him my heart when his race plans on taking my future?

Sadie Owens has been slowly dying inside. Bit by bit, piece by piece, day by day. Trapped in a life she hates, she relies on only one person—herself.

Despised by her family and betrayed by an unscrupulous government, Sadie dreams of a different life. When she is chosen to participate in the government’s new social experiment, she is ecstatic at the prospect of spending six months in Thalassic City, the shiny new city under the sea.

Immediately drawn to Logan Chandler, Sadie is captivated by the beautiful boy with the ocean-blue eyes. Logan seems to embody everything that has been forbidden, but he isn’t all he appears to be.

Confused over Logan’s true intentions and concerned when best friend Jenna starts transforming in front of her eyes, Sadie partners with newcomer Jarod in a bid to uncover the government’s real agenda. The truth is more shocking than anything she could ever have imagined.

When Sadie finally understands why the Saven walk among us, will it be too late to save her heart and the human race?


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MY REVIEW -

Loved it!!! Another amazing book by Siobhan Davis!! This book is set in a dystopian world with class systems, and the main character, Sadie, is in the lowest class system. She is mistreated and unappreciated by her family, so she's a bit of a loner and unsure of herself. When she is chosen to go to the underwater city, Thalassic City, she is ecstatic to have a chance to start a new life. On her own, Sadie begins to become more independent and open up to those around her. I like that Sadie speaks her mind; she has moxie, and she's a tough chick with brains; although she does act before thinking sometimes. Sadie suspects that there is something odd going on in Thalassic City, and that the government may be involved. Sadie notices some of her new friends have unique behaviors, and that they aren't being entirely truthful with her. Among her new friends is the highly crush-worthy, Logan, and Sadie is really swooning over him, and Logan seems to really like Sadie, but then some of the things Logan does, makes Sadie unsure if Logan can be trusted. Since it already says in the synopsis this isn't a spoiler, so as it turns out, there are aliens among the humans in Thalassic City, and some of the aliens aren't exactly friendly. Sadie begins to worry about her friend, Jenna, when she starts acting out of character and her health begins to deteriorate. What happens to Jenna in this story is truly vile, and I did feel that the characters actions and emotions involved with what happened to Jenna were very much lacking. Sadie gets involved in some dangerous things, and she's on a quest to find out who to trust, and how she can help her friends, the humans, and herself. Siobhan Davis creates a really interesting world, and I loved how the story developed. I don't want to spoil anything, so I'll be a bit vague, but I have a feeling about Sadie, and I am hoping it's true because I think that would add a really unique element to this story. This book kept me interested till the very end, and I can't wait till the next book! Love, Love, Love it! Ooh and I suppose this is a bit of a spoiler, not too much, but I wanted to give a warning anyway, Okay here is comes.......There's no love triangle! I love that! I hope that continues to be the case for the rest of the series! Please!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Review for Accelerate by Tracy Wolff - 5 bee knees!



SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS.COM -

Once the brains behind a car-boosting ring, Nic Medina has spent the last three years playing it straight. Now drag racers flock to his L.A. auto shop, Hotwired, for a shot at going head-to-head with the man himself. But when a crooked cop gives Nic a treacherous ultimatum—steal ten high-end cars or watch his nephew disappear into the system—he makes the only choice he can, one that puts the life he’s worked so hard for at risk. No sooner does Nic agree than he spots some nasty competition—and a gorgeous bystander in harm’s way.

A small-town girl with Hollywood dreams, Jordan Bass never expected to be swept up in a real-life drama. But that’s exactly what happens when she witnesses a violent crime. And when a smoldering stranger takes the wheel and practically kidnaps her in a desperate bid to keep her safe, she’s not sure whether to scream . . . or kiss him. Nic’s bad news—but the real bad guys aren’t above silencing a witness. On a collision course with danger, Jordan finds herself falling for the man whose street smarts are keeping her alive . . . and whose touch puts her in high gear.


MY REVIEW -

Loved it! It has a pinch of Fast and Furious, which I happen to really enjoy, and a lot of excellent characters! I loved the characters in this book; even the side characters, and I am really looking forward to reading about them in the next books in this series. Jordan is the female lead in this book, and she is trying to start her life anew after being through a something really horrible. Nic is the male lead, and he is the type of guy to take the weight of the world on his shoulders. Nic blames himself for some of the circumstances that happened to his siblings, so he feels like he messes everything up, so he is a bit fragile when things don't go right and he takes it really personally. Jordan goes to a drag racing place to meet up with some guy to fix her car that she just purchased at the police auction, and there across the crowd she sees Nic, and feels instant sparks. Nic is being blackmailed by a crooked cop, and Jordan gets pulled into the fray. Nic and Jordan start off a bit rocky, but it they soon begin fall one and another. So, Jordan, Nic, and Nic's friends are trying to figure out how to deal with the situation they find themselves in. The romance was really sweet, and they are adorable together. Nic is really great for Jordan, and I really liked that he is a tough guy, but really he is a beyond nice guy. Nic and Jordan have some really cute moments, and also some intense scenes with excellent chemistry. This book has heart and it has action that keeps the reader reading until the end because they don't want to put it down! I loved it, and I will definitely be reading the next books in this series, and other books by Tracy Wolff!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Review for When We Fall by Marquita Valentine - 5 bees knees!



SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS.COM -

The last time Piper Ross saw her best friend’s sexy older brother, Jase Simmons, he was being taken away in handcuffs. Seven years later, two things haven’t changed: Piper is still head-over-heels in love with him . . . and Forrestville’s chief of police—Piper’s dad—still hates his guts. So when Piper sees a chance to get close to Jase, she makes her move—literally. As his new roommate, and as the office manager of his tattoo shop, Piper won’t be satisfied until Jase knows that she wants to be his.

The quintessential good girl, Piper is pure temptation for Jase. The only reason he’s always kept his distance is because she’s the last person he’d ever want to hurt. But once he realizes that Piper is ready to take the leap, everything just makes sense. Suddenly Jase feels like a new man—until nasty rumors start swirling and Piper’s heartless father stirs up even more trouble. Now Jase must convince Piper that she wasn’t wrong about him . . . because falling in love never felt so right.

MY REVIEW -

So, I was weary going into this because I do not like the whole man-whore scenario, and our glimpse of Jace in the first book wasn't great, but since it is in tons of books nowadays, and it is pretty much the norm now for guys in books to sleep around, so I've grown to sort of look past it, but I still went into this book with a bit of apprehension, but Marquita Valentine handled the whole man-whore situation really well, and I really loved how this book developed. Piper has been in love with her best friend Rowan's brother since she was 14 years old, but she has trouble expressing herself and her feelings because she has grown up in a sheltered lifestyle with parents who are less than ideal, and it also didn't help that Jace didn't necessarily go for the right type of girl, and he made some bad decisions that led to him ending up in prison for 7 years, but even through all those years, Piper's love for Jace has remained. Jace has just recently been released from prison, and as soon as he is out he doesn't waste anytime making up for being locked up for 7 years with booze, sex, and drugs. Jace also has some feelings for Piper, but he doesn't think he is good enough for her, so he pushes her away, but Piper is hard for him to resist, and he begins to realize that he wants to make better choices for himself and for her as well. Jace and Piper are both a bit wounded, and together they grow into a more true version of the people they want to be, and begin to heal. Jace and Piper are adorable together, and the chemistry between them was electric. The sex scenes were great, well written, and had the perfect amount of steam. I loved both of them as characters, and I felt they weren't just surface characters; they had depth. I like the friends to lovers scenario, and I was glad Piper had some back bone when dealing with Jace. I enjoyed Jace and Piper's story. I look forward to reading the next books in this series; especially with the teasers we got in this book about some of the side characters. Seems to me there are some interesting stories there!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Release Day!!!! For A New Addition to One of My Favorite Series!!! Of Flame and Promise by One of My Favorite Authors Cecy Robson!!! A Truly Complex Series! 5 Bees Knees!!!! BE SURE TO ENTER THE SUPER FAN PRIZE PACK GIVEAWAY!!!





OF FLAME AND PROMISE SYNOPSIS -



Perfect for fans of Keri Arthur and Bella Forrest, this short novel kicks off a sizzling new series in the award-winning Weird Girls saga as Celia’s sister Taran fights to have it all: independence, hot romance, and enough firepower to torch an army of blood-thirsty supernaturals.

Cursed by a spell meant to destroy them, Taran Wird and her sisters instead developed unique magical talents. With the power of fire and lightning literally at her fingertips, Taran doesn’t fear much. Demons, vamps, whatever—bring ’em on! Only one thing terrifies her: commitment.

Taran is crazy about her boyfriend, Gemini, a sexy were with the incredible ability to split into two separate wolves. But after watching her sister go through heartbreak with the pack’s Alpha, Taran knows not to count on happily ever after—despite Gemini’s desire to claim her as his mate. Reluctantly, she agrees to meet his very traditional and conservative parents. Taran’s a badass with a mouth to match, and Gemini loves her for it. She’s just not positive these attributes will please Mom and Dad.

Unsurprisingly, every attempt by Taran to bond with Gemini’s folks proves disastrous. But in the end, Taran finds that winning them over means unleashing her powers . . . and proving that this foul-mouthed fire-starter is a force to be reckoned with.






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Cecy Robson is the New Adult and Contemporary author of the Shattered Past series, the O'Brien Family series, and the award-winning author of the Weird Girls urban fantasy romance series. A self-proclaimed professional napper, Cecy counts among her talents a jaw-dropping knowledge of useless trivia, the ability to make her hair big, and a knack for breaking into song despite her family’s vehement protests. A full-time writer, registered nurse, wife, and mother living in the South, Cecy enjoys spending time with her family and silencing the yappy characters in her head by telling their stories.


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Of Flame and Promise
By: Cecy Robson
Release Date: January 12th 2016
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Excerpt From Of Flame and Promise

I’d woken only about an hour ago, Gemini’s warm, naked body curled against mine firing a need that required some serious quenching. So I buried my face in his lap to stir him from sleep.

Most women would have just said good morning, or nudged their partners ever so lovingly.

But I wasn’t most women.

Yeah, and you’re welcome, baby.

Gemini slowed his deep thrusts, grunting hard as he finished, his face scrunched in what appeared to be pain. But that wasn’t pain, was it? Nope, not at all. He was simply reacting to how good it felt to join his body with mine. I nibbled my way along his neck, leaving marks that faded from one bite to the next until I reached his earlobe and tugged. “Mornin’, sexy,” I whispered.

He growled something I didn’t quite understand. I didn’t speak a word of wolf, yet that deep snarl was as good as the dirty talk we’d exchanged during sex.

I laughed. Okay, maybe it wasn’t as good as those naughty words. Yet a growl from a werewolf in his human form was a rare kind of hot few women would know.

I continued to straddle Gemini as he effortlessly carried us from the center of the room, where we’d made love standing up, and back to our bed. The gentle way in which he kissed me was in direct contrast to our wicked sex, and to the male most saw.

My lover was the second in command of the Tahoe region’s Squaw Valley Den Pack—intelligent, fierce, capable of crushing skulls, quietly confident, and with fighting skills few weres possessed.

Not to mention he was hotter than the power I generated with my magic.

All large anatomical parts and good looks aside, Gemini was . . . kind. When you trash-talked, and entered a room like you owned it like I did, it attracted a certain caliber of men. The kind that made me grateful I could protect myself with fire and lightning.
Men could be cruel, and dangerous. I knew that better than most. But unlike those men I’ve known in my past, I trusted Gemini.



MY REVIEW-

I absolutely love this series! It's heart-wrenching, and at times hard to read because of what these poor characters are going through, but I still love it! The main books are in Celia's perspective, and I do recommend reading the books from the beginning because the story is all connected, but this book says it's the 6th book in the series, but the events in this book take place before a few of the previous books; I'm thinking around the events of the 3rd book. This book is in the perspective of one of Celia's sister, Taran. Taran is very feisty, puts her foot in her mouth often, and has colorful language, and at times I cringed at her attitude, but other times I was like right on, girl! I love how honest she is, and that she doesn't let people treat her badly. Taran's boyfriend, Gemini, knows she is his mate and he wants her to commit to him, and since his parents are going to be in town, he would like her to meet his parents, but Taran has trouble fully committing to a relationship because she is afraid of being hurt, so she puts up walls. Taran decides she'll meet Gemini half way, and meet his parents, but pretty much everything goes wrong when she does. There is also a side story of demons being on the loose causing mayhem. Taren and company are put in a dire situation, and they really need to fight to survive. I loved the action scenes, and Taren has a badass power with her fire ability. I love Taran and Gemini together! Their chemistry is great, and they have some steamy moments, and Gemini is such a sweetheart. I did find some of the interactions with Gem's parents odd, but maybe I'm just not use to the Asian culture's way of being. I love that we got some of Celia and Aric in this book, and I look forward to more stories set in this world. I did want more of a decision made by Taran, but I feel like she is getting there. This is an Excellent series, and I highly recommend it!

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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Review for What a Werewolf Wants by Kristin Miller - 5 bees knees!


SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS.COM -

They may not be the perfect match…But they’re having fun.

Going to the chapel, and her sister is going to get married…no matter what.

Josie Cole might be unlucky in love, but she’s a pro at matching other couples. When her sister gets married to the man of her dreams, it’ll be Cole Matchmaking Services one-hundredth match, and secure Josie a television special that would boost business.

Private investigator–and werewolf–Ryder McManus doesn’t believe in marriage. Catching cheating spouses has taught him there is no such thing as happily ever after. But then he never expected to find his fated mate, Josie, at his best friend’s wedding festivities.

When Josie and Ryder are together, the chemistry heats up. While he’s trying to stop the wedding, she’ll do whatever it takes to give the couple a dream day. But the secret he’s trying to expose might just ruin everything…


MY REVIEW -

Loved it! I love romances; especially shifter romances, and I enjoy the whole scenario of a reluctant shifter finding his mate. Josie is a matchmaker, whose sister is getting married soon, and it will be Josie's 100th perfect match. During wedding events, Josie meets Ryder, who is the best man at the wedding, and they have an instant connection. Ryder knows Josie is his mate, but he doesn't want a mate, but he can't deny the pull he feels towards her. Ryder's friend, the groom, hasn't told Josie's sister, the bride, that he is a werewolf, so Ryder is trying to stop the wedding. One of the reason he wants to stop the wedding is he thinks his friend needs to come clean before making such a big commitment, and another reason is Ryder doesn't believe someone can be faithful for an entire relationship because as a private investigator, it is his job to catch cheaters, and he also had an incident in his own life with cheating, so he is sensitive to it. Ryder also thinks Josie won't be able to accept him if she finds out about him being a werewolf, so he pushes her away. I enjoyed the private investigator aspect, and I'm a sucker for weddings, so I loved that as well. I loved the chemistry between Ryder and Josie, and I liked the development of their story. There are some spicy moments, and some really sweet, heartfelt moments. This book is fun, cute, and I wanted more! I couldn't put it down till I finished the whole thing, and I am looking forward to reading more from Kristin Miller!

Review for Teen Frankenstein by Chandler Baker - 4 bees knees



SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS.COM -

High school meets classic horror in this groundbreaking new series.

It was a dark and stormy night when Tor Frankenstein accidentally hit someone with her car. And killed him. But all is not lost--Tor, being the scientific genius she is, brings him back to life...

Thus begins a twisty, turn-y take on a familiar tale, set in the town of Hollow Pines, Texas, where high school is truly horrifying.

MY REVIEW -

So, as the title suggests this book is about a teen, who is trying to bring back the dead. This book is quite descripted, and at times very gross, but I ended up really enjoying it! Tor is a science nerd, who has a bit of a god complex, and she and her friend, Owen, do disgusting experiments on animals to try to bring them back to life. Something occurs, and Tor ends up with a human body, and so it begins. Tor's experiments end up working; sort of, and she brings back to life a teenage male, and since his memories are lost, she names him Adam. Tor decides; which is stupid in my opinion, to take Adam to school with her, and of course he attracts a lot of attention because he is attractive and athletic. I was disappointed with Tor because she is suppose to be so smart, but she makes horrible decisions, but I guess she is only book smart. I didn't like how the relationship between Tor and Adam pans out; I wanted more. Don't expect much in the romance department, and what was there was skewed a different way than I like. Problems start popping up with Adam, and there is a possibility that someone saw what Tor did to Adam. On top of all those problems, someone is killing teenagers around town, which I think was downplayed too much. I don't really like books that take place mainly in high school, but I did like this one. There is sort of a cliffhanger in this book, and I am interested in reading the next book. This book is fun, different, weird, and kept me interested till the end.

Review for Revealed by A.C. Arthur - 4 bees knees



SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS.COM -

When Nathan Hamilton was accused of killing Landy Connor just weeks before their college graduation, he lost everything—his friends, his reputation, and the love of his life, Tenile Barnes. For ten long years, the murder has remained unsolved, nothing but false leads and dead ends. Desperate to bring Landy’s killer to justice and win back Tenile’s heart, Nathan starts his own investigation. But the first break in the case comes at a high price: Landy’s old roommate Nicole is kidnapped . . . possibly by the same person who killed Landy.

Nathan and his old friends comb through every memory, every photograph, and every trace of evidence for clues about who killed Landy then and who has taken Nicole now. As they separate fact from vicious rumor and piece together what really happened that night, they discover that the truth is darker and more twisted than they ever imagined. The killer is close, waiting in the shadows, ready to strike again.

In the shocking sequel to Rumors, will the friends finally reveal Landy’s killer . . . or will Nicole be the next to fall?


MY REVIEW -

So, I haven't read the first book, so I went into this without knowing the story in the first book, but I still ended up enjoying this, and the author did a good job of telling some of the things that happened in the first book without overdoing it. This is about a group of friends, who had one of their friends murder years ago, but the murderer is still free. There are many suspects for the possible murderer, so I really enjoyed the mystery. I don't really see why some of these people are friends because they do some bad things to each other; like cheat on each other, but everyone seems to be ultra forgiving, which I just don't get. Pretty much everyone is coupled up, and there are various point of views in this book, so we get glimpses into each couples romance, and each couples sex lives, which I liked, and normally it can get confusing with too many point of views, but I didn't find that a problem. So, there's a killer, or killers on the loose, and the friends are trying to figure out who it/they is/are before anymore of them are killed. I don't think I necessarily loved any of the characters, but I liked them okay; maybe I didn't connect with the characters as much because I didn't read the first book. Oh, and I don't see Tracy as an FBI agent. I think the ending was good, and I was sad for some of the characters when it was revealed. This is definitely soap opera like, but I liked that about it, and I did think there was some really sweet romantic moments between some of the characters. The book kept me interested till the very end, and I enjoyed the suspense.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Review for The Best of Me by Elisabeth Barrett - 4 bees knees


SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS.COM -

Jane Pringle never meant to fall for her boss. After landing a job as a pastry chef at the exclusive Briarwood Golf and Yacht Club in Eastbridge, Connecticut, she just wants to keep her son in a good school district and find some peace and quiet, far away from her manipulative ex-husband. But when Briarwood’s charismatic co-owner takes an interest in her, Jane’s best-laid plans go awry . . . in the sweetest way possible.

Rich and handsome, the grandson of one of the most powerful men in New York City, Preston North hasn’t lived quite the charmed life everyone believes. His family taught him everything he needs to know about betrayal—and Press wants no more of it. What he wants is Jane. The gorgeous single mom is selfless and kind, plus she’s got a backbone. To win her trust, Press just needs to shake off his playboy reputation.

They’ve each been burned in the past. But now Press and Jane will have to choose between letting their fears get the best of them . . . or breaking free and following their hearts.

MY REVIEW -


I liked the first book in the series, but I felt the book spent a bit too much time on other things besides the building of the relationship between the main characters, so I didn't love it. This book had a similar problem, but the author did a better job of focusing on the main characters, so I enjoyed this one a bit more, but there was still a bit too much side stories going on. This book features Jane Pringle, who had some of her own chapters in the first book, which was also another thing I felt was out of place in that book because I felt the book should of only had chapters in the perspective of the main characters, so I was glad to see the author only had chapter perspectives from the main characters in this book. Jane is a single mother, who was in an abusive marriage, and who is doing her best for her son; even if that means putting any thoughts for her own happiness out of the question. Jane works at Briarwood Country Club as a pastry chef, and there she meets one of the owners, Preston, aka Press. I liked that Press didn't play games, and that he could be vulnerable. Press is a sweetheart, and even though his clothing is a bit too preppy for my liking, I think I can get past it because he is adorable. Press is dealing with some difficult stuff from his past, and with his family, and I think he handled all of it beautifully. I liked Jane too, but I did get frustrated with her sometimes. She is strong, but she doesn't think some things through, so she ends up make more problems because she is too scared, and she also has a problem accepting help from others, but I understand that it can be difficult to trust in other people's intentions, so I won't hold that against her. Press and Jane had some very sweet moments, and their sex scenes were great; I liked that Press liked to savor the moment. I am interested to see where this series goes, and who the next book will feature. Barrett did a better job in this book than the first with balancing the romance and the other aspects of the story, so in the end I'm glad I decided to read this book!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Review for Of Flames and Promise by Cecy Robson - 5 bees knees!



SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS.COM -

Cursed by a spell meant to destroy them, Taran Wird and her sisters instead developed unique magical talents. With the power of fire and lightning literally at her fingertips, Taran doesn’t fear much. Demons, vamps, whatever—bring ’em on! Only one thing terrifies her: commitment.

Taran is crazy about her boyfriend, Gemini, a sexy were with the incredible ability to split into two separate wolves. But after watching her sister go through heartbreak with the pack’s Alpha, Taran knows not to count on happily ever after—despite Gemini’s desire to claim her as his mate. Reluctantly, she agrees to meet his very traditional and conservative parents. Taran’s a badass with a mouth to match, and Gemini loves her for it. She’s just not positive these attributes will please Mom and Dad.

Unsurprisingly, every attempt by Taran to bond with Gemini’s folks proves disastrous. But in the end, Taran finds that winning them over means unleashing her powers . . . and proving that this foul-mouthed fire-starter is a force to be reckoned with.

MY REVIEW-

I absolutely love this series! It's heart-wrenching, and at times hard to read because of what these poor characters are going through, but I still love it! The main books are in Celia's perspective, and I do recommend reading the books from the beginning because the story is all connected, but this book says it's the 6th book in the series, but the events in this book take place before a few of the previous books; I'm thinking around the events of the 3rd book. This book is in the perspective of one of Celia's sister, Taran. Taran is very feisty, puts her foot in her mouth often, and has colorful language, and at times I cringed at her attitude, but other times I was like right on, girl! I love how honest she is, and that she doesn't let people treat her badly. Taran's boyfriend, Gemini, knows she is his mate and he wants her to commit to him, and since his parents are going to be in town, he would like her to meet his parents, but Taran has trouble fully committing to a relationship because she is afraid of being hurt, so she puts up walls. Taran decides she'll meet Gemini half way, and meet his parents, but pretty much everything goes wrong when she does. There is also a side story of demons being on the loose causing mayhem. Taren and company are put in a dire situation, and they really need to fight to survive. I loved the action scenes, and Taren has a badass power with her fire ability. I love Taran and Gemini together! Their chemistry is great, and they have some steamy moments, and Gemini is such a sweetheart. I did find some of the interactions with Gem's parents odd, but maybe I'm just not use to the Asian culture's way of being. I love that we got some of Celia and Aric in this book, and I look forward to more stories set in this world. I did want more of a decision made by Taran, but I feel like she is getting there. This is an Excellent series, and I highly recommend it!

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Review for Can't Hold Back by Serena Bell - 4 bees knees



SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS.COM-

No girl can resist a man in uniform—especially if that man is Nate Riordan. But after an injury in the line of duty leaves Nate broken, body and soul, the soldier finds himself addicted to his pain meds, with no place to call home. Desperate for an escape, Nate reluctantly accepts a friend’s invitation to a new veterans’ retreat. Expecting a little R&R, Nate is shocked when the sight of his physical therapist opens up another old wound: heartbreak.

Years ago, Alia Drake fell hard for Nate, but never made her move. Instead, she set up her sister with the sexy, confident military man, a foolish decision that continues to haunt all three of them. Now, with Nate as her patient, she can make things right—even if it means getting too close for comfort. A healing touch and a little honesty work wonders, fueling a physical intimacy that crosses professional boundaries. This time, with desire in the air once more, Alia won’t hold anything back.

MY REVIEW-

I really enjoyed this, and I liked that it was sort of a second chance at love story. Nate is a soldier that has been injured and is in need of rehabilitation, and he is working on his dependence of pain medication. Alia is a physical therapist, and she is working at a soldier rehabilitation place. Alia and Nate knew each other awhile back, and even though Alia was/is really attracted to Nate, she "gives him up" to her sister; which is just stupid, and of course the relationship between Nate and Alia's sister doesn't end up in a good place because Alia and her sister do something that was rather mean to Nate and really themselves. Alia's sister sort of has a learning disability, so Alia feels like she needs to give up her own happiness for her sister; mind you they are adults, so it's just odd, and I thought Alia's actions towards her sister were somewhat degrading. It was like Alia thought her sister couldn't handle her own life and that her sister was just helpless, and because of Alia's coddling, her sister is sort of childish, so that is something I didn't enjoy, and that's one of the reason I knocked this book down a rating. I enjoy reconnection stories, and I like the soldier aspect of this story, and I like to read about soldiers in general, so I like that this book is set at a soldier rehabilitation clinic. I thought Nate and Alia have good chemistry, but I wanted them to be a little bit more needy for each other; mainly Nate, I wanted it to feel more soul deep. There are some steamy scenes between them though! Alia is helping Nate with his physical therapy, so there is lots of contact, which leads to some sexy thoughts, and Alia wants to be professional, but Nate isn't making it easy. Nate and Alia have a few obstacles in their way to being together, the whole Alia needs to be professional thing, the problem from the past between them, both of them have issues, and a friend of Nate's died in the military, so Nate thinks he needs to fill in for him with the soldier's family and business. This book was heartfelt and the romance was sweet, so I would recommend this book to those reader who enjoy romance. I look forward to reading more books in this series!