Friday, November 17, 2017

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



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Underneath the axle grease and tats
He's a gentleman

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

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

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


MY REVIEW -

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

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



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

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



MY REVIEW -

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

Sunday, November 12, 2017

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



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

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

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

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

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


MY REVIEW -

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

Friday, November 10, 2017

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



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

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



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


MY REVIEW -

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

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



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

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

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


MY REVIEW -

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

Saturday, November 4, 2017

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



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

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

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

She is a formidable opponent.

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

Almost.

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

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

Never trust beautiful things.


MY REVIEW -

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

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

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



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

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

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

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


MY REVIEW -

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

Sunday, October 29, 2017

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



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

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

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


MY REVIEW -

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

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



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

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


MY REVIEW -

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

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



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

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

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


MY REVIEW -

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

Review for Huntress Born by Aimee Easterling - 3 out 5



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A missing brother. A family-obsessed werewolf. An impossible choice.

Pack is Ember's passion. Ever since being adopted at birth, her large werewolf family has been both her anchor and her support. But when a missing half-brother draws the twenty-something away from home for the very first time, bonds to her adopted family are tested at every turn.

The milk-chocolate eyes of an off-limits human are the first threat to her pack commitment. Meanwhile, the local alpha is less interested in dark dangers facing human women and more intent upon eliminating his guest's ability to leave his territory ever again.

Can Ember protect innocents and track down her elusive sibling in time, or will the not-so-charming alpha cut off all ties to her adoptive pack?


MY REVIEW -

The writing is good; maybe a little wordy, but I like the flow of the story. Ember is an interesting character, and the premise is interesting. Ember is a wolf shifter, and her brother has gone missing, so she leaves her very sheltered living for a bigger city in search of her brother. Ember has to deal with the wolf pack when she arrives, and there's some crazy things going on. I enjoyed the opening scene, it created a good sense of suspense to the story. I just think Aimee Easterling's take on wolf shifters didn't work for me, I found a lot of it weird. Also, the relationships between characters felt weird, and a bit disjointed. I also didn't like where this book ended, I felt like there should be more growth in the story and characters by the ending, but this is the first book in a new series, so I suppose there's plenty of time for that. I'd like to see where the story goes because I do like the feeling of the story, and there could be some interesting scenarios to be had for Ember.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Review for Eye Candy by Jessica Lemmon - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Jacqueline: As an adult woman--and the vice president of a marketing firm--I shouldn't be waiting by my office window to ogle the mystery man who jogs by every morning at 11:45. Sure, he's a gorgeous, perfect specimen of the human race, but I can't bring myself to hit on a total stranger. However, my best friend-slash-colleague Vince Carson thinks I should do more than talk to the guy. In fact, he's borderline obsessive about "getting me laid." (His words.) But the more time we spend together, the more it's clear: The one I'm falling for is Vince.

Vince: Jackie Butler's got it bad for some pompous, over-pumped A-hole who struts his stuff past her window. That doesn't bother me. I know she deserves nice things. What does bother me is that she friend-zoned me big-time last year, so I can't ask her out myself. But what if I set her up with Mr. Steroids? Then, when he breaks her heart, I can swoop in and save her like the nice guy I am. Everything's going according to plan . . . until we share a ridiculously epic kiss. And suddenly anything is possible.


MY REVIEW -

Love Jessica Lemmon's humor! Such fun! Eye Candy is great, and I love that the characters feel like real people. They aren't perfect and they make mistakes. This is a friends to lovers story, and I really liked both Vince and Jackie. I do think Vince was too hard on Jackie sometimes, and he makes things more complicated for Jackie and his relationship, but he's still a cutie. Jackie is wonderful, she's a strong, intelligent woman, who doesn't mind showing who she really is. Jackie and Vince both have some previous baggage that makes it hard for them to trust in love, so this affects how their relationship progresses. Vince and Jackie have some really cute chemistry together, and I like the friends to lovers scenario. They also have some hot sexy times! I love the added humor throughout the story! Makes me smile! I listened to the audiobook, and the narrators did a wonderful job, and I really enjoyed the listening experience! There's a male narrator for the male chapters, and a female narrator for the female chapters. I'd listen to more from both narrators, and I'd recommend getting the audio for Eye Candy if you can!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Review for A 3rd Time to Die by George A. Bernstein - 3 out of 5



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Two souls struggle to fulfill their destinies together. Twice, in the 17th and 19th Centuries, just as they discover the magic of their love, their lives are snuffed out by brutal murder. Reborn for the third time in the 21st Century, they discover each other again… and their killer is once again stalking them!

ASHLEY EASTON rescues a badly abused horse and decides to return to show jumping, the passion of her youth. The animal gives her unquestioned love, something she no longer receives from her husband, KEITH. But when Ashley begins to compete, she is terrified as the course seemingly morphs into an old forest, the jumps transformed into real walls, fences and streams. Her thoughts spill through her head in elegant French, a language she barely knows, as she attacks the fences with a fearless abandon uncharacteristic for her, winning every event.

CRAIG THORNTON is fed up with the rampant promiscuity of his society wife, TONI. An expert horseman, he attends a jumping show, seeing Ashley compete with Injun. After several missed attempts, they meet and become fast friends, their love of horses a mutual bond.

Trying to sort out her troubled marriage and to address a strange terror swamping her whenever she’s intimate, Ashley seeks psychotherapy with DR. FELDMAN. Resorting to hypnotic regression, they are stunned to find her in past lives, first in the 17th Century as the French countess who fills her head while jumping Injun, and then in Philadelphia as the daughter of a shipping tycoon. Each life is fulfilled by the wonder of passionate romance, quickly terminated by their gristly murder!

The doctor assures her these are pure figments of her subconscious, but he is shaken, realizing the truth. He somehow sees their slaughter through his own eyes! And he suspects their killer is here again, in this time!

As Ashley’s and Craig’s marriages disintegrate beyond repair, they suddenly discover much more than just friendship. It’s as if they’ve loved each other forever.
How wonderful to be in love with your best friend!

The lovers struggle to free themselves from broken marriages and find happiness in this lifetime, unaware there is again someone, nearby, intent on fulfilling an ancient legacy of death.

Will this be a 3rd time to die?


MY REVIEW -

The writing for this book is really good, and the author tells a rich story, but it just wasn't for me. I like the idea of reincarnated soul mates, but I don't like that they were married before they met each other in each life time. Plus, the main characters marry really despicable people, so I question their intelligence. One of the spouses is so in your face with their infidelities that when the main character doesn't divorce them right away, for me, it puts that character in a negative light, and makes me think they are weak. Also, why in the heck would the characters go do something that they know has been a dangerous situation for them in their past lives multiple times! It's so stupid! They don't even think to bring protection, and when the opportunity arrives to show strength, I was really disappointed in Ashley. She was completely helpless, and basically curled up to die, so yeah, I wasn't too keen on their intelligence level. Plus, it takes way too long for the story to progress. The story is interesting, and entertaining, but just not for me. I listened to the audiobook, and I've listened to many books narrated by Denise Kahn, and this was a good job for her. There were a couple of weird spliced in audio parts, but not too bad, and this is the best audio quality I've heard from Denise Kahn. So, the writing is good, and the story is entertaining, so I'm sure many would enjoy this story, but it's just not quite my type of thing.

Review for Hot Air by Denise Kahn - 3 out of 5



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

TERROR at the INTERNATIONAL HOT AIR BALLOON FIESTA

HOT AIR, a thriller filled with passion, romance, survival and courage.

Sean Sandoval, half Navajo, half Irish, has bravery in his blood and passion in his heart. From boyhood to one of the Air Force's elite Pararescuemen, his path in life is always connected to air.
As a hot air balloon pilot Sean communes with that air. As a Pararescuer he flies into danger to saves lives.

An enemy combatant from the mountains of Afghanistan, presumed killed, arrives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and is bent on such revenge that he puts thousands of people at the annual International Balloon Fiesta in lethal danger.

Will Sean be able to stop the extremist in time, or will the murderer accomplish his mission first?


MY REVIEW -

Denise Kahn writes a wonderful and interesting story. I enjoy her story telling, and I like her writing. The main reason my rating is only 3 stars is because the story is a little too slow for me, and I wasn't that into the premise. Kahn does write a rich story, so I'm sure many will enjoy this book, but it's just not my cup of tea. Also, the synopsis for this story doesn't happen for a long time into the story, and I also hated that the lead character, Sean, was totally fine with his military buddy being a cheater on his fiancée. After that was mentioned, I just couldn't stop thinking about it, and it made me dislike the story a bit more. The fact that he's a cheater didn't add anything to the story, so I felt it was really unnecessary. I liked the Navajo aspects of this story, and I did like the hot air balloon stuff. I listen to the audio version, and Denise Kahn narrates this herself, and this is one of her better narration that I've listened to. Her narration still isn't among my favorites, but I see an improvement over the first book I listened to that she narrated. Good writing, Good story, just not right for me, but I think many will enjoy this story.

Review for Come Back to Me by Kathy Coopmans - 4 out of 5



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Come Back To Me.

What does one do when everyone you love dies?
How much is a woman supposed to take before she crumbles?
How much?
Adriana Jensen is the woman to ask.
She’s lost too many people to count.
The one death that destroyed her the most
was her husband's.

Only... he didn't die.

What does one do when forced to walk away from his wife?
How much will it take to win her back?
How much?
Blake Jensen, Adriana's estranged husband, is the man to ask.
He has one question to ask himself.
How much will it take for her to come back to me?



MY REVIEW -

I love the idea of this story, and I totally, totally love that the lead male isn't a manwhore! It's so damn refreshing! He loves his wife so much, that he doesn't have sex for years! Years! A man that has some self control! Amazing! The connection between Adriana and Blake is really sweet, and I enjoyed reading about them reconnecting. Oh man, Adriana needed to stop being so naïve about her sister! I was getting so ticked at her with how much she let's her sister control her life. Adriana puts her sister above all others; even her husband, and her sister definitely doesn't deserve it, so a lot of the times, I wanted to shake Adriana to stop being so clueless! So, that was something that dropped this rating a bit for me because I wanted Adriana to show more of a backbone. Another thing that bothered me in this book, was that the reason Adriana's husband did what he did never amounted to much, there's no real resolution for that storyline, so yeah, a bit disappointed there. Adriana and Blake's story is a bit crazy, but I found it interesting, and I did like the emotional level of their relationship. I listened to the audio version, and enjoyed the narration, so I'd recommend it. Emotional story with a sweet romance. Enjoyable and well written.

Review for Someone to Love by Patrice Wilton - 4 out of 5



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First came A HEAVENLY CHRISTMAS and now we have the riveting sequel, SOMEONE TO LOVE. This book is light on suspense and heavy on romance, and a perfect read anytime of the year!
Allison Cornwall was forced to leave her hometown in Connecticut and live life on the run from an ex-boyfriend turned stalker. She changed her name and hunkered down in Heaven, PA. The small, idyllic town was— a safe haven where no one could find her. And yet, after a year and a half of peace, he did. Police Chief Ian Brown is determined to keep crime out of Heaven. When Ally fears for her life, he's there to protect. Recently divorced, he's not looking for love, but this innocent young woman touches his heart. Can they put their pasts behind them and open themselves to the miracle of Christmas—learning once again to trust and to love?


MY REVIEW -

I love the whole premise for this story! I love the added suspense and mystery of a creepy stalker on the loose! I didn't read the first book, which wasn't a problem for me, I could follow the story just fine. The previous couple from the first book was in this book, so you may want to read their story first, but it isn't necessary. I really enjoyed the majority of this story, and the romance was sweet and hot! I also love that the author continued the story longer than usual, but I do think a lot of that was filler, and the ending needed more to it. The resolution for the characters felt rushed in the end, when there was plenty of time to build up the connections. I really liked both main characters, and I loved the small town setting. I was getting fairly ticked at Ian at times because he makes some dopey decisions, but he's still a sweetheart. Oh! and I don't see how Allison could allow some stalker ex dictate her life so much, and how her parents would allow it as well! I feel like there could've been a better way for her to deal with her ex, but I get that she's very scared of the situation, so I suppose I understand a bit. I listened to the audio version of this story, and the narrator did a great job! I enjoyed the listening experience, and would recommend it! So yeah! Entertaining, interesting, sweet, sexy, and fun mystery! Really enjoyed it!

Review for Tiger Haven by Ariel Marie - 4 out of 5



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Biologist Dr. Charlee Black is on a mission to save the animals. When she discovers Amur tigers are being hunted by poachers in Russia, she travels to a national park within the country to study them, and to prevent the tigers from going extinct.

Weston Rogavac is a billionaire tiger shifter with royal bloodlines, and a sworn duty to ensure the survival of his kin. When he and Charlee meet en route to the sanctuary, sparks fly, and both of them are swept up in a sexy and steamy romance they can’t untangle from.

But love isn’t enough to stop what’s coming. The Russian mafia has a special interest in selling tiger skin and bones on the black market, and have put a hit out on Charlee to stop her conservation work. Weston is her only hope of survival, but as the hitmen grow closer Charlee is shocked to find she has ties to the mob and is attached to a past she cannot escape.

Will Weston be able to protect her? Or will Charlee lose her tiger shifter lover and her life?



MY REVIEW -

Fun and interesting story! I enjoyed that the female lead Charlee is a top biologist professor, and she also goes on cool adventures! Charlee is called to go to a tiger reserve in Russia to help the tigers in the reserve, to study the tigers, and help them survive the poachers, so they don't go extinct. The male lead, Weston, is also trying to save the tigers for more than one reason, but one of the main ones is that he is a tiger shifter, so he feels a connection to the animals and wants to help. When Charlee and Weston meet, the connection between these two creates sparks! Charlee and Weston are sweet together, and have some sexy times! Which are rather difficult to do because they are in a camp with a whole bunch of people, and oh yeah! some is trying to kill Charlee! Fun adventure with some hot shifter times!

Friday, September 29, 2017

Review for Untamed: A Zodiac Shifters Paranormal Romance: Leo by Decadent Kane - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Split into beasts of all kinds and forced to shift into humans, Khimairans were graced with humanity by the gods and Dante's humanity was fleeting.


Dante Coburn is running out of time.

He's the leader of the Khimairan shifters and that won't save him from turning primal. Once his beast takes over…there's no coming back. Unless he can find his mate before he turns, killing everyone he holds dear. When Bailey walks into his life, he thought he'd found everything he needed as his Leo zodiac mark was invoked. However, she wants nothing to do with Khimairan shifters and knows nothing of her real heritage.

Bailey couldn't imagine living in a city where Khimairans dominated. The dirty shifters could piss off... the lot of them. They killed her mother, her aunt, and she'd be damned if she had to live near them. When Bailey inherits more than a store from her aunt, which included the intensely seductive Dante Coburn, Bailey will have to face more than her desires to stay sane.

After a group of fanatics show up, Dante will risk his immortal life to keep her safe, even if she'll never have him.


MY REVIEW -

Interesting and entertaining story! The writing flows great, and I enjoyed Decadent Kane's writing style. Bailey's aunt has died, and Bailey has been left her aunt's new age shop. The shop is in an area that is heavily populated by shifters called the Khimairans, which Bailey feels strongly against Khimairans, so she wants to hurry up and sell the shop, and get the heck out of there. But, Bailey is in for some shocking revelations about her family and herself. Dante is a Khimairan, he shifts into a Lion, and he has some things to talk with Bailey about; one of them being that she is his mate. There's a dangerous crew to contend with, and magical passages to protect, so there's lots of excitement to be had! The characters are great, and I enjoyed the romance! Some hot stuff! Definitely looking forward to reading more Decadent Kane!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Review for Till Death by Jennifer L. Armentrout - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

It’s been ten years since Sasha Keaton left her West Virginia hometown . . . since she escaped the twisted serial killer known as the Groom. Returning to help run her family inn means being whole again, except for one missing piece. The piece that falls into place when Sasha’s threatened—and FBI agent Cole Landis vows to protect her the way he couldn’t a decade ago.

First one woman disappears; then another, and all the while, disturbing calling cards are left for the sole survivor of the Groom’s reign of terror. Cole’s never forgiven himself for not being there when Sasha was taken, but he intends to make up for it now . . . because under the quirky sexiness Cole first fell for is a steely strength that only makes him love Sasha more.

But someone is watching. Waiting. And Sasha’s first mistake could be her last.


MY REVIEW -

As soon as I read the synopsis for this book, I knew I would love it! Love the suspense and love the mystery! Great characters, and very entertaining story. Sasha was kidnapped and tortured by a serial killer 10 years ago, and has returned home to help her mom run the family bed and breakfast. When women begin going missing again, and the M.O. is the same as the serial killer from the past, Sasha's life gets more difficult. Before the serial killer from the past kidnapped Sasha, she had a relationship with Cole, but after the kidnapping Sasha needed to get the heck out of there, but when she returns home, she sees Cole again, and the old feelings are still there, or maybe they never left. I enjoyed the romance, Cole and Sasha are really cute together, and I liked the progression of their relationship. I actually would've like Cole to be a bit more alpha, but he does a good job of showing how he feels to Sasha. I knew, or rather thought I knew who was behind the new crimes, and it turns out I was correct, but I still enjoyed the anticipation of the reveal, and it wasn't completely obvious, just an idea I had. I listened to the audio, and the narrator did a great job! Really enjoyed the listening experience, and would recommend it! Jennifer L. Armentrout is one of my favorite authors, so I'll definitely keep reading her books!!!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Review for Guitar Woman by Denise Kahn - 4 out of 5



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

GUITAR WOMAN IS FILLED WITH ROMANCE, SUSPENSE AND PASSION, SET IN BEAUTIFUL GREEK LOCATIONS.

Alex Kouros’ passions are making exquisite guitars and producing Greece’s premier beer. At a prestigious art gallery he meets artist Cassandra Beckham. A whirlwind romance ensues, but is cut short when malicious kidnappers board the yacht they are sailing on in the turquoise waters of the Aegean. As they struggle with the malefactors Alex is shot and Cassie falls into the sea with a blow to her head. They are left for dead, and although they survive they both think the other died.
Alex blames himself and tries to drown his sorrows with his brew. Cassie washes up on a deserted beach of a tiny island.
Will they be destined to find each other again?


MY REVIEW -

I like Denise Kahn's stories because they have heart. This is a nice story, and I enjoyed this quick read. I would've loved more of an ending, but the story flowed, and I liked the characters. I listened to this story on audio, and while it's not the best audio, it grows on me. I've listened to other audios narrated by Denise Kahn, and I'm pretty used to it by now. In this story, Alex and Cassie meet and begin to fall in love, but on a boat adventure, they are attacked, and this strain on the couple. I enjoyed the action, and I liked the heart this story has.

Review for A Vampire's Possession by Fleur Camacho - 3 out of 5



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

They betrayed me and destroyed my city.
Now they've taken the woman I love.
I will tear them apart limb by limb.


After the death of a loved one, Detrand realizes he will only bring pain and suffering into Adelade’s life. He must to make a choice about how much he is willing to sacrifice for her happiness. When Bane, an unfamiliar werewolf, arrives in the city hellbent on causing trouble, Detrand needs to rein the shifter in. Instead of finding a weak werewolf, Detrand meets with a challenge he never expected. Bane wants control over the city and he’ll stop at nothing to get it, including kidnapping the woman Detrand loves.

Detrand will burn down the city to save her but is he willing to give up the one thing he cherishes most to protect Adelade’s heart?


MY REVIEW -

As with the first, this is entertaining and interesting, but still doesn't click with me. Detrand is a bit better in this book, he's not sleeping with every women like in the last book, but he still doesn't make my heart soar. Detrand and Adelaide have a connection, but Detrand is very standoffish with her for her own good of course, but I did enjoy their scenes with each other. I enjoyed this book more than the first, but not enough to bump it up a star rating. Detrand and company have to go against a new enemy, who is proving to be quite dangerous, so there's a bit of suspense added, that I enjoyed. There is some weird stuff with the side characters that I didn't enjoy, like the relationship between Lula and Landon, and Landon and some creeper vampire; that situation felt too much like a rape situation to me. The reactions of some of the characters felt odd, they acted sort of blasé about things that I would expect a more intense reaction. I'm not sure if there will be more books in this series, and I'm not sure I'll continue with the series if there are. I suppose I'm interested to see where these characters go, so if the price is right, I may continue.

Review for A Vampire's Seduction by Fleur Camacho - 3 out of 5



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Grab A Vampire's Possession now because it's on sale for one week only.

"Sexy, intense, dark, delicious. A Vampire's Seduction absolutely captivated me." ~Amazon reviewer~

I am feared. I am desired. I am powerful.
And I will do anything for one bite of her.

Detrand, a sexy, mysterious immortal vampire, returns to England to punish the being responsible for the murder of his Maker. Delving into the city full of shifters, fae and other immortal beasts, he encounters a woman with blood so tempting that he can barely control his blood lust.

He will burn the city down to find the killer, but first he may have to submit to the woman who will consume his heart, or he may never know the truth…


MY REVIEW -

This is interesting and entertaining, but missed with me a bit. I don't like that Detrand sleeps around, so that turned me off to his character rather quickly. I don't like the type of vampires in this book, they are the overly sexual kind that have almost slave types that they use for blood and sex, and they are also a bit stuffy. With that being said, the writing is good, and I am interested to see where the story goes. I'll just skim any of Detrand's scenes with other women. There's a bit of mystery that I enjoyed, and I do like Adelaide. Detrand returns back to his home because a vampire leader was killed, and Detrand needs to take over the dead vamp's den of vamps. Detrand sleeps with different women while trying to find out who killed the vamp. Eventually, Detrand ends up meeting Adelaide, there's an attraction, but these 2 have problems, so their "relationship" is difficult. I'll read the next one because I already have it, and I hope Detrand becomes less skeezy.

Review for Into the Shadows by ClareMarie - 4 out of 5



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Imagine living in a world where there are more than humans – a society where Paranormals co-exist with us, and a corrupt government kidnaps them so they can study their immortality and powers.

Where would you go?

Imagine thinking you were human all your life, then find out you’re not, and if the government discovers you, you’ll become the most desired paranormal test subject to ever live.

Where would you hide?

In 2050, our world was divided into four species - Humans, Paranormals, Descendants, and Mutated Humans. Ava James thinks she's human, but finds out she's not… and in more danger than she ever could have realized.

Her days just got a whole lot busier.

"You need to learn to protect yourself. You need to know the dangers of what you are, but also the strength of who you are."

All set in year 3000.
Once Unified Now In Shadows.


MY REVIEW -

Okay, so I totally love the premise for this series, and I enjoyed the characters, but it just missed slightly with me. I listened to the audiobook version of this story, which I stopped listening to for a little while because the narration bothered me a lot, but I decided to finish the audio. I think it may have colored the story in a bit of a negative light for me, so I don't know if it's the writing that felt choppy, or if it was just how the story is read. So, I would recommend reading the book yourself, and not the audio. I do think the story moved a bit too fast, and the author spend some unneeded time describing certain things, but as I said earlier, I enjoyed the premise. The setting for this book is a bit futuristic, and deals with paranormals that are known to society, but are still looked down upon by the government. Ava, the character's POV this book is in, thinks she's human, but finds out she's a bit more than that, which I found interesting. Ava also meets Kyran, a sexy stranger that she feels a pull towards, and he opens her up to a new side to the world. I really enjoyed the romance, I thought it was super sweet and this is definitely not a YA read, this is definitely a bit more adult, so be prepared for sex scenes. The relationship does move quite fast, but that didn't bother me. There's a bit of mystery to this story that I liked, and a bit of action, which I would've liked a bit more of! This book leaves you hanging, so I would like to continue the story with the next book, but I'll stay away from the audio. The writing didn't quite connect with me, but the premise and characters made this a good read for me. I almost did 3 stars, but I thought about it more, and decided to go 4 stars because I was entertained and interested throughout the whole story, and I want to continue the story.

Review for Saven Series BOXSET!!! 5 stars for all 5 books!!! This set is only 99 cents!!!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -


This box set includes all five books in the captivating Saven series from USA Today bestselling author, Siobhan Davis, and is over 1,300 pages of heart-stopping adventure, intriguing mystery, and swoony romance.

A girl with a hidden past. An alien prince. Their unlikely attraction could save two worlds… or doom them all…

Sadie Owens desperately needed a do-over. When she’s chosen for a six-month residency in a government-run undersea city, she willingly drops everything to participate. After all, the experiment could be a huge step forward for her overcrowded planet, and her life. She also doesn’t mind living next door to a hot alien with ocean-blue eyes…

Logan Chandler has kept a lot of secrets for his species. If humans knew the real reason the Saven were on Earth, then their coexistence would be anything but peaceful. But he can’t help falling for the different and beautiful Sadie. Unfortunately, protecting the girl of his destiny could destroy his own kind…

As Logan gives Sadie mixed signals, the mystery of the Saven starts to unravel.

When she finally understands what’s at stake, is it too late for Sadie to save her heart and the human race?

This box set includes:
Saven Deception
Saven Disclosure
Saven Denial
Saven Defiance
Saven Deliverance


MY REVIEWS FOR EACH OF THE BOOKS -

Loved this whole series! Every single book for me is a 5 star! Love Siobhan's writing! Here are my reviews for each of the books!

Saven Deception -

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!

Saven Disclosure -

Siobhan Davis has done it again! She has written another truly engrossing story! Saven Disclosure is another can't put down, can't stop reading, no sleep book! Siobhan knows how to create the perfect balance between the romance, the action, and the story; her writing keeps the reader engaged till the very end! I loved Siobhan's True Calling series, and now I am loving her Saven series, and I can't wait for the next book in the series!

If you haven't read the first Saven book, Saven Deception, I feel you need to read that first since this book is a continuation of the first book, and will add to the enjoyment of this book; plus that book is awesome too, so it is a definite must read! There may be some spoilers for the first book in this review, so be forewarned! And I may elude to some things in this book that may be a bit spoilery, but I think it's more of the teaser variety rather than outright spoilers.

Saven Disclosure picks right up where Saven Deception left off, Sadie and Logan are a committed couple in deep love with each other, but are separated because Logan is on the road with his family to build support for an alliance between the people of Earth and the Saven people. Sadie is dealing with the backlash of dating an alien; she is being harassed and threatened, so she has to have a bodyguard, Haydn. I liked the addition of Haydn; he creates some interesting drama in Saven Disclosure, and I'm looking forward to seeing how his story develops. Sadie doesn't get much freedom, so the pressure is starting to get to her. Sadie isn't content to sit back and do nothing, so she's been having further contact with the rebels in hopes of helping the lower class from being taken over by the Saven. Sadie has to contend with being pulled at from various sides; she is being pressured to do things that go against what she thinks is right, and she finds herself in some really difficult spots. On top of that, there is another alien race threatening Earth, so War is looking more imminent; especially with Saven relations not going so well, also Sadie's sister is in trouble, so she needs to figure out a way to help her, also there's the issue of trying to figure out more about the Eterno bond, and to top it all off, there are too many "secrets" between her and Logan. I just want to say that you can't expect other people to be truthful, when you can't be truthful yourself, and all the "secrets"; a.k.a lies, just cause more problems! If you truly love and trust someone then you should trust in them to understand where you are coming from! Plans would go a lot smoother if there was honesty. Okay sorry for the rant, it was just bothering me.

I love Sadie's sass and her humor! And I think she handled a lot of tough situations really well, and showed maturity and intelligence and grace. I almost found her to be too understanding at times; I kind of wanted her to be a bit more selfish sometimes, and I felt she was a bit dense about a couple things, but I still think she is an incredibly strong character. Her and Logan's relationship is adorable, and I love them together; they are just so sweet and cute! And they compliment each other really well, and have wonderful chemistry. I wasn't completely happy with how far Logan takes a certain thing; that goes with the whole keeping "secrets" thing causing problems.

I loved all the action! And the camaraderie between the whole group was terrific! I especially love the friendship between Sadie and Jarod. It's great that all the girls get along too! Plus, I love the alien aspect! So much is going on in this book, but I never felt overwhelmed by it all. Siobhan does an amazing job building up the Saven Disclosure world, and as I was reading I could really visualize the scenes.

Siobhan's books are definitely some of my favorites, and I'm really excited to read the next books in the series! I love these characters, and I'm looking forward to reading more as their stories unfold. Saven Disclosure is a must read! All of Siobhan Davis' books are a must read! Plus the books have such beautiful covers!

Saven Denial -

Another amazing addition to the Saven Series! Siobhan Davis is definitely one of my favorite authors! Saven Denial was so good! I don't even know where to begin, I loved it so much! It didn't even feel like a novella because so much happens, and the whole time I was reading it, I felt so anxious to find out what happens, and I am really looking forward to the next book. I hate waiting! The thing I love about Davis' writing is that her world building is so vivid, and I love the unique settings she creates; I can picture them perfectly in my mind as I'm reading. I love that she goes into multiple types of aliens; it is really cool to read about the different species. I love all the action and sci-fi aspects! I've always loved Sadie, but I definitely was loving her more in this book; she was thinking everything I would have been thinking in this type of situation, and she was really strong with how she handled everything. This whole series is just wonderful!

Saven Denial picks up right where the 2nd book ended, and I recommend reading this book before you continue on in the series because there is definitely a lot of crucial information needed, and it's an excellent book anyway! So, Sadie has been kidnapped by the Tor, and they are holding her because she factors into their plans to dominate the universe. Along the way, Sadie finds out some much needed information about herself and the situation, and I was shocked at the horrible things done to Sadie. Griselda, leader of the Tor, is out of her mind! I'm thinking she's so vindictive because there definitely has to be some type of heartbreak that happened to her to make her the way she is now.

So, there is sort of a love triangle started in this book, and although I'm not a big fan of love triangles, Siobhan Davis does them in such a way that I don't mind them so much, and the main reason I don't like them is I feel so bad for the person not chosen. Axton is one of the Tor, and I don't want to give to much away, so I won't say quite what happens with Sadie and Him, but I don't really feel like Axton is an option for Sadie. He felt a bit unstable to me, and I think he has deep mommy issues, and he doesn't quite know himself yet. He needs to get a backbone also! I feel the whole thing between Sadie and him is a Stockholm syndrome type of thing, and I felt like the feelings between the two aren't entirely based in fact. I really feel for him, but I am for Logan the whole way, and I feel like Logan and Sadie have been thorough so much, and they still manage to find each other. So sweet! I need the next book now!!!!! Please!

Saven Defiance -

My mind is blown! Saven Defiance is so damn good! I am just so in love with this series, and once I pick up one of Siobhan Davis' books to read, I can't put it down till I'm finished; sleep be damned! There wasn't anything I disliked about this book, and once I was finished reading, I just felt gobsmacked! There are so many events and revelations in this book! And I am so excited for the next book!

Saven Defiance starts off right where the last book cliff-ended, Sadie has just escaped the Tor with Axton and Izzy, and has been picked up by a surly Haydn and a few other familiar faces, but there is one very important person missing, Logan. Sadie needs to find Logan, and they need to figure out how to stop the war between the different planets, and they need to especially stop Logan's brother Dante, and his desire for universal domination. I love that we get to see multiple planets, and the world building that Siobhan Davis does is really immersive. I love picturing each of the individual planets, and there uniqueness. Sadie is also dealing with the situation with Axton, she's really in a tough spot, but I think she handled herself admirably. I really feel for Axton; despite some of his actions that I don't agree with, I still really feel for him, and understand how devastated he is. I wish there could be 2 Sadies, the current Sadie for Logan, and then Axton's Sadie, so everyone can be happy! You know! Some weird timeline thing! It could happen! I'm still for Logan all the way, and the scenes between Logan and Sadie are just wonderful, and so heartfelt and deep; they make my heart sigh. Their connection is just an amazing thing. Logan is really amazing in this book, and he really shows maturity in a lot of really difficult situations. There are a lot of intense moments in this book, and I was sad that we lose some characters. The deaths make the story seem more real, and the characters are going through some really tough situations, so it's only natural that everyone wouldn't make it, so I understand the need for them, but definitely heart-wrenching! There's tons of action in this book, as the gang tries to gain allies and survive, and I loved it all. I love suspense, and I could feel the anxiousness in my heart as I read.

I love the way this series is unfolding, and I am so excited to read the next book. The writing is amazing, and I love the way Siobhan Davis' tells a story. Saven Defiance has soul deep romance, heart pounding action, amazing characters, gut wrenchingly intense moments, and once you start it, you will be drawn into the story so completely. Okay, sorry if this review was overly gushy, but I just loved it! Definitely read it!

Saven Deliverance -

I love this series so much! The story line is so involved, and the characters have depths to their personalities that really add to the heart of the story. I love the world building that Siobhan Davis creates, and all of the unique alien races that she has developed in this series are totally awesome! It has been an epic journey for Sadie and company, and I was both excited and saddened to see the end of their intense journey. I have grown to love these characters, and I was very eager to see how Siobhan Davis would finish their story. If you haven't read the previous books in the series, you definitely should because this is a continuation and finale for the Saven series. Sadie and company have multiple enemies they need to fight against in order to bring peace, and Sadie was very strong in this book, and showed how mature and intelligent she is. I love that the romance has plenty of time where Sadie is with the guy she chooses, I hate in books when the couple doesn't get together until the very end, and you don't have time to enjoy them in a happy relationship and to see how well they work together, and how deep and heartfelt their relationship is. I wasn't totally happy with how the story went for the guy she didn't choose, but that's just me wanting everything. There's a lot of action, tons of relationships that are tested and strengthened, and an emotional build up to the end that made this story absolutely riveting and wonderful. I have really enjoyed seeing these characters grow through difficult times, and am really looking forward to reading the novellas set in this world with some of the side characters! I'm really looking forward to reading Dali and Win's story! Definitely give this series a read because it is wonderfully written, and absolutely amazing! Looking forward to Siobhan Davis' next series!!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Review for Light of the Spirit by Lisa Kessler - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

The gods never sleep...

As the mortal vessel for the Muse of Comedy, Lia Youlos lights up every room with laughter and smiles. But there are darker forces at work, and they want to snuff out her light forever.

Cooper Hanover is a hardworking paramedic who healed Lia after a fire, but something happened that day, something medical science couldn't explain. And if he doesn't figure out how it works soon, the next healing could kill him.

Lia's smile and sharp wit tempt him to love again, and he's not going to let anyone, not even the gods, take her from him.


The Prophecy - "Every generation the nine daughters of Zeus are reborn, and with their rebirth are also nine Guardians. They will be marked by the gods, and given gifts to protect his treasure. Their abilities will only be unlocked when they find their muse."


MY REVIEW -

Love this series! It's lots of fun, and I totally love the premise! If you are a new reader to this series, I advise you to start with the first book in the series because although each book is a different couple, there is a larger storyline throughout the whole series. In this book, Lia is the mortal vessel for the Muse of Comedy, and her and her muse "sisters" are in danger from a group that wants to release Kronos into the world today, and that group believes the muses will get in the way of that, so they want them dead. Each muse is suppose to have a guardian, and Lia thinks she may have found hers in Cooper, but she's unsure how to broach the subject with him, and Cooper has some walls up that make Lia wary. Love the suspense in this series, and enjoy the romance! The romance is sweet and hot, and I enjoy reading about each muse finding their guardian. The bigger storyline is also really interesting, and I'm really excited to see where Lisa Kessler is going to take the story. Love the muse premise, and love the Greek mythology throughout the story. Wonderful addition to this terrific series!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Review for Flirting with Death by Ali Winters - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Being a reaper has its perks, but also its downsides.
While on an assignment, Evander is caught off guard by an unmarked human. Captivated, he is unable to tear himself away.

This is why reapers don’t associate with mortals.

Piper was ordinary, just a girl looking for love. And all she knows is that her current boyfriend isn’t it. An unfortunate incident and a series of remarkable events turn her world upside down.
But what she finds is the last thing she ever expected—She finds herself falling for the least likely candidate.


MY REVIEW -

This was an interesting short story in Ali Winters' The Hunted Series! Very quick read, and a fun read for any fan of The Hunted Series, which I totally am! In this short story, Evander is a Reaper out on a reap when he meets Piper, and feels a strong connection to her, but as a Reaper he shouldn't feel anything for the living. I enjoyed the connection between Piper and Evander, and I enjoyed getting another glimpse into The Hunted series world! I think the idea for this series is super cool! I enjoyed the setting for this story, and am interested to see where this story fits into the main book of the series! After reading the full books, The Reapers and The Exodus, this is definitely an entertaining and unique series that I find great!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Check out this 5 star read! SPEED from BB EASTON!!!






Today is the release day blitz for Speed by BB Easton! Check it out and grab your copy today!



Title: SPEED

Author: BB Easton

Genre: New Adult Romance

Release Day: September 11th



About Speed


Because BB Easton had so much fun writing her bestselling, award-winning memoir, 44 CHAPTERS ABOUT 4 MEN, she decided to give each of her four men his own steamy standalone! SPEED is the second book in the 44 Chapters spin-off series—a gritty, taboo love triangle overflowing with dark humor and tangible teen angst. It is based on a true story.


After her possessive, psychopathic, rage-fueled ex, Knight, joins the Marines, sixteen-year-old BB is left trying, and failing, to pick up the pieces of her shattered heart. It isn't until she meets Harley James—an easy-going, tattooed mechanic with a face as angelic as his habits are sinful—that she learns how to live again. How to laugh again. But will she learn to love again?


Over Knight’s dead body.


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It was love at first sight. A late ‘60s Mustang fastback body style, matte black paint job, matte black rims, blacked out windows, and a massive open-air scoop on the hood. It looked like something straight out of Mad Max.


“Can I help you with somethin’?”


I turned and met the amused stare of a broad shouldered, baby-faced, blue-eyed mechanic. His dirty-blond hair was pushed back in a messy pompadour. His forearms were covered in hot rod tattoos. His pouty bottom lip was pierced. And his name was embroidered on the A&J Auto Body shirt hugging his hard chest.


Hellooo, Harley.


“Sorry,” I sputtered. “I know I’m probably not supposed to be back here, but I…” I looked back up at the beast on the lift and a deep longing seized my chest. “I just can’t leave her.”


Harley—if that was even his real name—chuckled and said, “So, you like the ladies, huh?”


“What? No!” I snapped.


“Good.” The mechanic smiled, and the twinkle in his mischievous blue eyes reminded me just how much I liked boys.


Trying to bring the subject back to cars and away from my sexual orientation, I looked around the garage and pointed to my faded black hatchback on the farthest lift. “I drive the baby version of this.”


Harley glanced over at my most prized possession and nodded in approval. “Five-oh, huh? Not bad. Manual or automatic?”


“Manual,” I groaned.


“No shit? Your boyfriend teach you how to drive that thing?”


“No,” I said, letting my mouth hang open in pretend offense.


“Ah,” Harley nodded. “You met him after you got the car.”


“I don’t have a boyfriend,” I said, rolling my eyes. I had to bite the insides of my cheeks to keep from smiling. God, he was cute. The guy had a face like James Dean and a body like Dean Cain. And that accent. Living in the south, Southern accents are a dime a dozen, but Harley’s was just subtle enough to be cute. Cute, cute, cute.


Harley smirked at me and asked, “Your old man must be a car guy then, huh?”


“You got me,” I smiled. “I’ve been hoarding all his old Muscle Car magazines since I was a kid. I used to cut out all the Mustang pictures and tape them to my bedroom walls, but the tape fucked up the sheetrock so my mom bought one of those clear plastic shower curtains with the photo pockets and—”


Harley held up a hand to silence me. “I’m gonna have to stop you right there,” he beamed, “’cause right now all I can picture is you in the shower and I’m pretty sure I’m not gonna be able to process another word you say.”


Oh my God!


I could feel the prickly heat of a blush creeping up my neck. I bit the insides of my cheeks to keep my face from splitting open into a blotchy, big-toothed grin caused by his sexy little comment had caused. This guy, Harley, had to be in his early twenties, he was fiiiine as hell, and he was flirting with me.


Having no idea how to respond to that, I tried again to change the subject. “So, what do you drive?”


“Hmm…” Harley tilted his head and smirked. “Why don’t you take a guess?”


Oh, we’re playing games now. Okay…


I tapped my lips with my fingertips and eyed him, thinking hard.


“You strike me as a…Volkswagen Beetle kinda guy.”


Harley almost laughed, then quickly scowled, trying to look offended.


“No? Oh, I got it. PT Cruiser.”


Harley pursed his ample lips, fighting back a grin.


“Wood-paneled Pinto?”


That one had him wrinkling his nose in genuine horror.


“Oh, I know—it’s a trick question! You drive a Vespa!”


Snort.


I was running out of ideas, so I looked around the shop and spotted a ‘64 Impala lowrider. “Ooh! I found it. Right there,” I said, pointing to the hoopty. “The gold rims were a nice touch. I bet you even put hydraulics on it, didn’t you?”


Harley finally let out the laugh he’d been biting back. It was deep and raspy and made my insides tingle. “You’re getting warmer,” he said. “It’s actually on hydraulics right now.” Harley lifted an oil-smudged finger and pointed to the matte black sex machine above my head.

(subject to change)



About the Author




BB Easton lives in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia with her long-suffering husband, Ken, and two adorable children. She recently quit her job as a school psychologist to write stories about her punk rock past and deviant sexual history full-time. Ken is suuuper excited about it.


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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Review for Dragon Got Your Tongue by Julia Mills - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Book 24 in the Dragon Guard series. The books can be read as stand-alone stories, but it is advisable to read them in order to get the most enjoyment from the series.

Take one fed-up Queen of the lions, add one foolhardy Dragon Guardsman then mix-in the wildest matchmaker in the universe and you’ve got a rollercoaster ride of mayhem, mischief and mate-trimony.

Savannah’s tried everything to find the mate she’s meant to spend her life with and quite frankly, she’d rather be declawed than meet another crazy male cat.

Hayes’ clan is full of lovebirds instead of dragons and be honest, he’s disgusted by the whole damn thing.
But Fate won’t be denied…right?

When her Pride is threatened and his Clan is called in to help, there’ll be more than flying fur and soaring scales.

This Queen has met her match and she’ll get no say in the matter.
After all, her Dragon’s got her Tongue…


MY REVIEW -

Love Julia Mills' stories! Fun, Sweet, Sexy, quick reads! Love her dragon shifters! In Dragon Got Your Tongue, we also get some lion shifters! Savannah is the Queen of her pride, and after her parents were murdered, she had to become Queen at an young age, so she hasn't taken much time for herself, so she ends up asking a matchmaker to help her find her soul mate. Hayes has also been in contact with the matchmaker, and is in search of his soul mate. Once these 2 meet, it's very passionate, very quickly! Since there are both already shifters, and know about the whole soul mate thing, these 2 don't waste any time! Loved the mystery with who is messing with Savannah's pride, and enjoyed the action, and all of the characters. The only thing weird was that the matchmaker thing wasn't really mentioned very much after the beginning. I always enjoy Julia Mills' stories, so I'll definitely continue to read more by her!