Monday, August 14, 2017

Review for Destiny on Ice by SR Grey - 4 out of 5



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Hot hockey superstar Brent Oliver has it all—good looks, charm, dozens of endorsement deals, and a spectacular career.

Uh, nix that last one.

Brent has the talent and skill that should have his career soaring. But something is wrong. He’s lost his hockey mojo and can’t get it back.

Enter Aubrey Shelburne, life coach to the stars.

Aubrey’s worked with some difficult celebrities, but she’s never encountered a guy quite like Brent Oliver.

Or has she?

Seems a reckless night of partying, one that had Aubrey waking up in a strange man’s bed, is about to bite her in the ass. That is, if Brent doesn’t first.

Fighting an off-the-charts attraction, Aubrey and Brent must learn to work together. But it’s not an easy task when they’re at each other’s throats every minute.

Is this relationship a disaster in the making?

Or is it destiny?

Washboard abs and sex toy mishaps aside, Destiny on Ice is a fun and irreverent romp that’ll have you swooning on one page and laughing on the next.



MY REVIEW -


Entertaining and interesting story, and the writing is on point. The hockey aspect is fun, and these characters get into some wacky scenarios, which adds to the bit of humor in this story. Brent, a hockey player, hasn't been giving his all to his hockey career; he's been partying too much, and it's affecting his game play, so his team hires a life coach to get him back on track. Aubrey is the life coach, and she's surprised to find out that her client is the guy she was drooling over at a party, but didn't exactly have a great experience with him. This is a bit of an enemies to lovers story, Aubrey and Brent have a major attraction towards each other, but since they got off on the wrong foot and it would be unprofessional to become involved with a client. I was back and forth on Aubrey, I thought she was too silly and immature to be a life coach, so she was bothering me at times. I get that some her antics were suppose to be comical, but she came off as a pinch too ditzy. I liked Brent, he's sweet and fun. Brent and Aubrey are really cute together, and have nice chemistry, and they have some hot times. I like that they have more between them than just sex, and that they have fun together. I listened to the audio version of this book, and the narrator does a great job. She does both female and male voices, and she does a good job; she did make Brent sound a bit more lecherous than he was being at times though, lol, but overall, it was a good listening experience, so I'd recommend the audio. Destiny on Ice is a cute, fun story, and I look forward to reading the next books in this series; Aubrey's sestra (sister) (Love Orphan Black!) is going to be an interesting one! And reading about Brent's team mates meeting the women that bring them to their knees is something I will enjoy reading! Looking forward to more from SR Grey!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Review for Deadly Seduction by Roxy Sinclaire - 3.5 out of 5



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -


Mickey was the new next door neighbor. He was secretly a CIA agent, but couldn’t give away his profession to the woman he had to seduce as part of his mission. She just happened to be the general’s daughter.

Laurie takes a liking to him, and thinks he’s just great. Except for the fact that he keeps asking about her stoner of a roommate, who was her brother. This leaves her puzzled and makes her question if something else is going.

Her brother was Mickey’s target. He needed to find out if classified information was being handed over to the Russians.

Mickey needs to find out if Laurie is part of the problem or just plain innocent whose life may be in danger. The only way to do so is to deceive her into thinking he wants her.

But what happens when Mickey actually does fall for her? Will he be able to continue through with the mission? Is Laurie really a traitor? What happens when the Russians do show up and it’s a question of life or death?


MY REVIEW -

Deadly Seduction is a enjoyable read, and I liked the premise, there's some suspense added to this story that I really enjoyed. I would've liked there to be more interaction between the main characters, and I think Roxy Sinclaire could benefit from adding epilogues to her books; I've read only one other by her, and that also didn't have an epilogue, so her other books may have them, but the 2 I've read didn't, and they could've greatly benefitted by having epilogues. Laurie has taken in her idiot brother because their father threw him out, and Laurie is a people pleaser, so despite her brother destroying her house and being disrespectful towards her, she's putting up with him, but she isn't aware of how much trouble her brother truly is. Mickey, an undercover CIA agent, moves in next door to Laurie in order to investigate Laurie and her brother. Laurie and Mickey are immediately attracted to each other, but secrets and drama get in the way of their attraction. As I said earlier, I would've like for Mickey and Laurie to have more bonding time together; there's a lot of internal dialogue in this book, so I would've liked more outer dialogue between the two. They do have nice chemistry, and when they are together, they do have some hot times. I liked Laurie, but she's a bit of a damsel, she's the type that just curls up and waits to be rescued, and she's a lot nicer than I would be, I would've kicked her brother out right away, lol. This story is interesting, and I liked how it played out. I listened to the audio book version of this story, and the narrator did a really good job, so I'd recommend the audio version for this book. Interesting, enjoyable read.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

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



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

The truth doesn’t always set you free.

Orphaned as a child, Joanna has lived her entire life in the care of the New Terra Alliance. On the verge of turning eighteen, Joanna eagerly awaits her release into what remains of society.

It was a beautiful lie.

Joanna was never meant to leave. She is part of the August Harvest, slated to die before the month’s end. With a rogue soldier’s promise to find her a way out, Joanna dares to hope. But if the NTA finds out what she knows, it won’t only be her own life at stake, but the life of the handsome soldier who has vowed to set her free.

Fans of Divergent, The Darkest Minds, and The Handmaid’s Tale will love this dystopian story of twisted secrets, romance, and page-turning suspense.



MY REVIEW -

This Body Won't Break is great! I don't normally read books that come in parts, but I loved the premise and I can't pass up a dystopian, so I wanted to give this a go, and I'm glad I did because I loved the mystery and suspense for this story. This book was a great start to what I feel will continue to be an interesting story, and although I've read plenty of dystopian books, I felt this book is unique enough to stand on its own. Joanna is naïve, but I see her becoming a stronger character as the story progresses. Joanna's eyes have been closed to the deception in the government, but she's in for a rude awakening when she can't continue to ignore the signs. I'm liking the people that are entering Joanna's life, and I love the story between Joanna and Knox, and the connection between the two. Some of the characters do make some odd choices; Joanna included, so that felt a bit weird, but these teenagers have grown up in an oppressive environment, so they are all naïve to many things. This story has a lot of interesting directions it could go, and I'm really excited to see where Lea McKee takes the story!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Review for Shut Out by Kelly Jamieson - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

The Bayard College hockey team isn’t where Jacob Flass thought he’d be a season ago. He was a rising star in the Canadian major junior league, cruising toward a spot on an NHL roster—until a single disastrous night on the town brought it all crashing down. Now he’s out of options, except for playing well, studying hard, and staying away from girls. He’s not supposed to be flirting with the hottest, sweetest chick he’s ever met. But how could he possibly stay away?

Skylar Lynwood knows that Jacob is out of her league. She’s just trying to go with the flow, which isn’t easy when six feet and four inches of total hockey hunkiness is making a play for her one moment, then giving her the cold shoulder the next. Skylar’s head tells her that this rugged athlete isn’t worth her time, but her body says something altogether different. Risking her heart for Jacob may be the craziest thing she’s ever done . . . but she won’t let him shut her out.


MY REVIEW -


Loved this NA college sports romance! The romance is really sweet, and I loved the sort of friends to lovers scenario. Jacob and Skylar have really great chemistry, and the sex scenes are wowza! This book also deals with some tough topics, and I think the author did a really great job of showing the various aspects of that topic, and showing the different sides to it. I don't want to spoil it, so I'll leave it at that. Jacob is a hockey player that has had some trouble in the past that has affected his place on his hockey team, so he needs to go to college and play for new hockey team, and he needs to be on his best behavior. Skyler had a rough year, and needs to get back into the swing of her college courses due to pressures from her family and from herself, so she doesn't want to let anything get in the way of getting A's in her classes, but when Jacob and Skyler meet, these 2 are finding it difficult to stay away from each other. Loved the whole story, and I really enjoyed both characters! Jacob is fun and a sweetheart, and he does have a bit of a bad boy past, but for his age, he's really quite mature. Skylar is also quite mature, and I liked reading about her growing as a person and dealing with her issues. I really wish there were more of an ending! I wanted an epilogue! The next book in series is about a different couple, but I hope we get more of Jacob and Skylar! I want to see how they are doing in the future! Looking forward to more from Kelly Jamieson!

Review for Watching Over Her by Terry Towers - 3 out of 5



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

When Major VanBuren approached me with a very special and highly classified assignment, I felt honored. I’d been waiting for a chance at a covert mission. Imagine my surprise when he hit me with the details – he wanted me to befriend his eighteen-year-old daughter, newly arrived in town and harboring a broken heart. My new ‘assignment’ entailed becoming a glorified babysitter and her new BFF; I thought it was as honorable as being in charge of the cafeteria – complete bullsh*t if you ask me.

And then I met her...

Olivia is all legs, golden hair, and she has the most captivating blue eyes I’ve ever seen.

While my mind tells me to keep things on the up-and-up, my d*ck has other plans. What was supposed to be an easy bullsh*t mission is quickly becoming one of the most dangerous things I’ve ever been tasked to do.


MY REVIEW -


This is a cute story with some kink, and I enjoyed it! I liked that the characters relationship started as a friendship, and progressed into more. I enjoyed the forbidden element of romancing the boss' daughter, and also that Evan was asked by Olivia's father to befriend her; I wanted to see how that would play out, and I enjoyed the military aspect. Olivia's heart has been broken a couple times, so she has trust issues. Olivia is 18, so she a bit naïve, and Evan is around 24, so I was having a bit of hard time feeling the connection between the two, but I stilled liked their relationship, and I liked that they have similar interests that brought them closer. They also have some hot times! I found this story entertaining, and I enjoyed the angst between the characters at times. I wish there were more of an epilogue, and I wish the time jumps were a bit shorter. I listened to the audiobook version of this story, and I don't feel the narrators were the right choice for this book, and I felt the quality of audio was great, but as the book went on, I grew used to it, but I still feel like the audio didn't really add to my enjoyment of the book. All in all, I liked this, and I'll continue to check out books by Terry Towers.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Review for Well Built by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

When it comes to women, sexy, well-built Kyle Coleman has always been a lover, not a fighter. His one exception? The sassy, tempting, smart-mouthed Ella Fisher. Her family and his are sworn enemies, which make the two of them off-limits—despite the fact that she's inspired some of his dirtiest, most erotic fantasies for years. But when the lines between animosity and lust become irrevocably blurred one fateful evening, their one night stand leads to a very unexpected consequence—that changes everything between them forever.


MY REVIEW -

This was perfect! I loved everything about it! Loved the characters, loved the storyline, loved the writing! Just perfect! I wouldn't change anything! Well Built is a second chance romance, so right off the bat I'm loving that because I adore second chance! Kyle is totally wonderful, and I love how he knows what he wants and goes for it, and doesn't play games. There's plenty of sexy times along with super sweet times, and Kyle and Ella have great chemistry! There's some bitter blood between Kyle and Ella's families, so the two have some obstacles to their happiness. Very entertaining read that I couldn't put down! I'll definitely read more by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde! Great!

Review for Dirty Indiscretions by Roxy Sinclaire - 4 out of 5



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -


Luke:
I was loyal to my boss, Greco. I was there to protect him at all costs. Against all threats. But then I met HER.

Elda caught my eye in a way I could never imagine. I knew I had to have her.

One of Greco’s men betrayed him. But he thought it was me. He tried to get me. I wasn’t going to have any of that.

Elda:
Greco was my father. Not the one who raised me, but by blood. See, he had an affair with my mom, who didn’t know he was married, and she got pregnant with me. He tried to have her killed, but she ended up going into hiding and died while giving birth to me.

Ever since then, I knew I was going to avenge her death. Even if it meant doing it against Greco.

I trained for years to be at the level I am at now. I just needed the right moment to do it.

But then I met Luke right when the moment presented itself. And we hooked up in the closet. And I have no regrets.

But I will have my revenge against Greco.

And I will give myself to Luke. One way or another.




MY REVIEW -


Whew! This book sure does get right to the hot stuff! This book features quite a few sexy times, which I think the author did a great job of writing. I appreciate this book for what it is, which is a book that doesn't dig too deep emotionally, but provides an entertaining, quick read. I really enjoyed the storyline, and would've loved for there to be more complexities to the story, and I almost gave this book a 3, but then I realized that this book delivered on what it intended, and that's to be a steamy read with a bit of backstory and plot, and I found that I quite enjoyed this read. The relationship between Luke and Elda was exciting, and I enjoyed both of them as characters; both are strong, independent characters, and I liked the connection that they build together. I do wish there were more of an epilogue, and some parts in the last chapters felt unnecessary, and the conflict was resolved way too quickly, and I would've loved for there to be a bit more suspense on that front. I liked that mafia aspect, but it felt a bit tame, and since this book says it's a dark romance, I was expecting a bit more darkness, but that I suppose is subjective. I listened to the audiobook version of this story, and the narrators did a pretty good job. The male narrator has a really nice voice, and the only thing that was a little weird was the Italian accent, but otherwise, he did great. The female narrator also had a nice voice, and I enjoyed her parts in the story. This book has wonderful sex scenes, interesting characters, and entertained me the whole time.

Review for Denying the Watcher by Kim Loraine - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Five years...that’s all I have left,
then the Watcher will take control.
But not before I use him to get what I want.

It seemed like a good plan at the time,
until I found her.
She's meant for me.
Now I can't leave her.
I won't go.

Sariel demands I hold up my end of our deal,
Fight the Fallen.
Win the war between Heaven and Hell.
But she's the one I never thought I’d find,
I can’t let Sariel take me from her.
I need to make a choice--her or my soul?


MY REVIEW -

Another amazing book by Kim Loraine! I am so loving this series! Intense, hot, and passionate! This series is really unique, and the storyline for this series is so intriguing that I can't put the books down once I start! I'd suggest reading the first book before this one since there are characters from the previous book involved in this one, and the reading experience will be more enjoyable. Devin, a vampire, made a deal to share his body with Sariel, a Watcher, in order to regain his soul. Devin has 5 years to do as he pleases, but then Sariel is to gain control of Devin's body, the end of that 5 years is fast approaching, but when an unexpected person comes into Devin's life, he realizes he may have been hasty in his decisions, and is re-evaluating the deal he made, but he may not find it so easy to change the course he finds himself on. Devin and Willow's chemistry was hot, hot, hot! She's a feisty one, and keeps Devin on his toes. I wasn't in love with some of the games being played between these two, but I enjoyed their connection, and I enjoyed Willow backstory, and seeing how that was going to play out. It added some nice suspense to the story. The writing is wonderful, and really draws a reader in. I wasn't completely happy with a couple things in the end, but that's just because I want my idea of perfect for these characters. I still love this book, and am really looking forward to the next book! Sexy, interesting, dynamic read!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Review for Reign of Bone and Steel by Gwynn White, which is part of the Dominion Rising Box Set - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Find the Science Fiction and Fantasy reads you’ve been craving! Whether it’s alien invasion or dark fairytales, heart-pounding galactic adventures or cyberpunk romance, Dominion Rising will satisfy with a thrilling mix of 22 BRAND NEW FULL LENGTH novels set in fantastical realms.

Sword and sorcery, far-flung galactic empires, alternative history, epic magic, slipstream futures: this collection of carefully selected, exclusive novels is sure to please and delight readers of speculative fiction.

Over five thousand pages packed with aliens, faeries, vampires, gargoyles, warriors, telepaths, space pirates, starship captains, hapless mercenaries, street urchins, robots, cyber-enhanced humans, badass heroines, and lost princesses. These award-winning, New York Times, USA Today and International bestselling authors have left no stone in the science fiction and epic fantasy universe unturned to bring you the very best escape from planet Earth.

All the novels are only available in the Dominion Rising collection, so grab a copy today!



MY REVIEW -

*So far, this review is only for Gwynn White and Erin St. Pierre's story, Reign of Bone and Steel*

Wow!! Loved this! The writing is really terrific! The story is involving and intriguing, and I want more now! Very unique, gripping story! Really cool and different characters! Caeda is a warrior, she helps protect her King and his kingdom, and she's one of the personal guards for the princess. In Caeda's kingdom, there is a Soul-Reaper that reaps the souls of the dead and then feeds those souls to a magical bone with a magical sword, and many foes want control of the bone and sword. I don't want to give too much away, but there is a lot of scheming going on, and Caeda ends up in a powerful, but dangerous position. Caeda is a really strong character, who uses her intelligence to solve issues, so I loved her! There's also some romance, which I really enjoyed, and found it wonderfully sweet! The mythology that White and Pierre created for this story is really cool, and the whole concept pulled me in! I really want to read the next book in this world, and I hope it's out very soon! Definitely reading more by Gwynn White, and this story is well worth the 99 cents for this boxset!

Review for Lost in Vengeance by H.R. Savage - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Shifter Catrina Macintyre has roamed the wilderness of Alaska as a lone wolf for six years. Imprisoned in her wolf form by a promise to her mother, she seeks the opportunity to discover the truth about her parents’ murders. When an Alpha saves her and takes her to his pack, she has to decide whether he will aid her...or destroy her.

Killian Stone is the Alpha of Wolf Creek, determined to save what the Shifter race is quick to dismiss or kill: lone-Shifters. After years of disappointment, finding Cat was a relief. That is until the intriguing and challenging she-wolf reveals a past that could put his pack in danger.

Their undeniable attraction toward each other threatens to collapse Cat’s defensive walls. She’s torn between the hope of a future, and the lingering pain of her past. The truth may be more than either of them anticipated, threatening not only Cat, but the whole Shifter race.

Will Killian convince Cat to abandon her quest for vengeance before it destroys them all?


MY REVIEW -

This was really wonderful and great!! I totally loved this! The story feels so full and complete, and the story was interesting right from the opening scene! Lost in Vengeance has suspense, love, mystery, and H.R. Savage did an excellent job with wolf shifters; something I have read a lot of books about, but Savage's story felt unique and new to me. The story is intriguing, and the writing is top notch. Cat is a dynamic character, and at times I just wanted to shake some sense into her, but she's also strong. The romance is a slow burn, but once it gets going, woo! it's a hot one! Cat and Killian have some heat! Killian is terrific too, and when he turns on his alphaness, Ooo boy! that was some sexy stuff! I loved that both Cat and Killian already are part of the wolf shifter world, so that wasn't a problem for the two, and I actually would've loved if there were even a few more scenes with the shifters in wolf form. It's always such fun when the shifters are in their animal form. I even loved the complexity of the villains! I also listened to this book in audio form, and the narrator did a really great job, and I think she did a good job of bringing the story to life. I'll definitely be reading the next book in this series, and any other books by H.R. Savage!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Review for Sound of Silence by Ali Winters, which is in the boxset Shattered Worlds - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Escape into twenty-three epic worlds that will leave you breathless.

From dystopian nightmares to gorgeous steampunk and fantasy settings to fairy-tale retellings and beyond, SHATTERED WORLDS has every story you’ve been dying to get your hands on!

This unique Young Adult/New Adult collection, inspired by the creative minds of today’s New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling authors, promises to satisfy your cravings for action and adventure as you experience rune magic and time-travel, overthrow corrupt governments, meet reapers and aliens, battle dragons, fall hopelessly in love, and break ancient curses, right alongside some of the bravest characters in fantasy fiction!

Each book within this collection is exclusive to the set and can’t be found anywhere else.


MY REVIEW -

*So far, this review is only for Ali Winters' book, Sound of Silence*

This story is super great! This story alone is worth the 99cent price for this boxset! Loved Ali Winters' writing, and the idea for this story is wonderful, and exciting! I was entertained through the whole story, and although I've read other alien invasion stories, this one felt unique to me! Raylinn, a teenager, doesn't quite know what to think when an alien race lands on Earth, but when she unexpectedly feels a connection with Jace, an alien, her feelings become more confusing, and when unexpected events begin to affect everyone, Raylinn doesn't know who she can trust. Raylinn has to go through some tough stuff, and she maintains her strength and composure through it all. I really enjoyed the romance in this story, it's really sweet and I enjoyed the connection between the two. There's some great suspense in this story, and I'm really looking forward to seeing more from Ali Winters in this world!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Review for Called by the Vampire Part 3 - 3 out of 5



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Maggie begins her public life as Kitty Kane, and it's everything shehoped for. People recognize who she is and her fans adore her. Maggie'slife would be a fairy tale if not for Alexander being on the other sideof the country and someone's curious mind -- her friend Lyndsey.

Lyndsey knows something happened the night of Matt's party to make her friendgroup suffer from the longest hangover ever, and she's determined to get to the bottom of it. But snooping in the vampire world hasconsequences, and they are far greater than she ever imagined.



MY REVIEW -

This is part 3 in this series, and the first 2 parts do need to be read first before this one. I really enjoyed the first book in this series, I loved the whole premise, and the mystery with the vampires was great, but I'm not feeling the direction this series is going in. Maggie, who I felt was a strong character in the first book is starting to get on my nerves with how much she doesn't use her intelligence, and the vampires are too stiff; I'm feeling like the characters are too one dimensional, I really wish they had more depth to them. These are really short reads, so I guess there isn't too much time to develop the characters, but being that this is part 3, I was hoping that would've happened, and I don't really feel the direction the author wants to go with the series. It's a bit scattered, this part of the story went off into a direction that takes away from what I enjoyed about the first part. Also, this part felt way too short, I finished and my first thought was that's it?, so the read wasn't quite satisfying. With that all being said, the story is entertaining and does have interesting moments that keep me reading, and I am curious to see where the story goes, so if the price is right I'd like to continue with the series.

Review for Before These Wings by Wendy Knight, which is part of the End of Days boxset- 5 out of 5!




SYNOPSIS FOR THE BOXSET- AMAZON LINK -

Dictators. Devices. Destruction.

With worlds fallen and tyrants rising in their wake, can these heroes and heroines survive the End of Days?

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*So far, I've only read Before These Wings by Wendy Knight from this boxset*

SYNOPSIS FOR BEFORE THESE WINGS BY WENDY KNIGHT - 5 STARS!

They survived the end of the world. The alien invasion that took out most of the population and crippled any form of government—they’d fought that, and they’d survived.
Or at least, they’re trying to.
Phoenyx and Cole battle starvation, fear, exhaustion, and death every single day, and while the future doesn’t look bright, at least they’re fighting for it.
Hope is hard to come by, but when they need it most, it does come—in the form of a different alien entirely—beautiful, with the wings of a fairy, the voice of a siren...
And the teeth of a vampire.
Sometimes hope is most devastating of all.
Never Trust Beautiful Things.


MY REVIEW -

I loved getting a glimpse into what happened to Phoenyx before the events that took place in With These Wings, which I read first, but the books can be read either way. This reads like a prequel since I read With These Wings first, but Before These Wings does stand on its own, and will definitely make you want to read With These Wings right after! I love the world Wendy Knight has created, there's really interesting enemies for the characters to combat with, and I enjoy Wendy Knight's take on a dystopian world. I love Phoenyx's strength, she's definitely a strong female character, and it's easy to root for her. I love the friendship between Phoenyx and Enika! Enika is a really great friend to Phoenyx, and I love seeing how much they are there for each other. This series is unique and really entertaining, I love the action and the whole alien scenario. This book alone is worth the price of this boxset, and I'm excited to see where this series is going to go! Strong and interesting writing with wonderful characters!

Review for Twinkle, Twinkle, Sassy Little Star by Julia Mills - 4 out of 5



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Back to the swamp. Back to the wolves. Back to her…

From the moment Grey laid eyes on Star he knew beyond all doubt she was the woman for him, but the sassy little she-wolf wouldn’t even give him the time of day and then he was called home and all hopes of claiming his mate was gone. Now, he’s been called back to the sweltering heat of the Florida wetlands and this time she will be his.

Fight the rogues. Fight the wizards. Fight the attraction she has for him…

Star thought the problems with her love life had flown out the window the day she watched Grey fly off into the sunset, but now the sexy dragon is back and looking better than a man has a right to. Not only is he tall, dark and handsome, but he makes her wolf roll over and beg to be taken. What’s a girl to do when her happily ever after is staring her in the face but she’s not sure she deserves it?

The Florida Swamps have never been hotter. The wolves are under attack, the full moon is only days away and as if that wasn’t enough, out-of-control wildfires are closing in on all around them. Praying for a miracle won’t work. Fate and Destiny can’t help this time. Only the white-hot magic created by a dragon and his one true mate can save the day and Grey has no intention of taking no for an answer.

“Twinkle, twinkle, my sassy little Star. This dragon knows exactly who you are. And baby, I’m coming for you…”

After all, Fate Will Not Be Denied….or will it?


MY REVIEW -

I really enjoy this series! The books in this series are quick, light reads with sweet romances. This can be read as a standalone, but some storylines and characters are from previous books, so I'd recommend read the previous books, but it's not totally necessary. I actually loved everything about this story, but what the story didn't have is why I ended up going with a 4 star. I felt the story was missing scenes that would've added to the meat of this story. Everything felt too easy; there wasn't really any conflict, and so the story didn't feel quite complete. I would've loved more suspense scenes, and to see the characters growing more together. I loved the setting of the Florida wetlands, and I loved both Grey and Star. They are both strong characters, and the romance between the two is wonderful. I love any type of shifter romance, and I enjoyed that Grey is a dragon and Star is a wolf shifter, so there were scenes with both groups, and I love how the dragons band together to help each other out. So, in the end, I just would've like a bit more content to the story, but I really enjoyed the whole book. I'll definitely continue to read more books by Julia Mills!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Review for Haunted By Her Dragon by Julia Mills - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Life has never been easy for Dr. Samantha Malone especially since the day all those years ago that her family was taken in a tragic car accident. Now at almost twenty-nine years old and an aspiring surgeon, she is faced with putting her life back together once again after being kidnapped and left for dead. Had it not been for six feet two inches of walking muscle in ripped jeans and worn cowboy boots with crystal blue eyes and a cheeky grin that made her wonder what he was up to, she might never have seen the light of day. All these months later she knows he protects her from the shadows, never far but never seen. Why? What does he know that she does not?

There are no coincidences.

He protects her, always unseen but never far, making sure the ones that dared to hurt her do not come back while he waits for the time when he can claim her as his own. Fear is not something the fierce Dragon Guardsman is used to feeling but it is something he has become accustomed to over the last seven months. Fear that he will not catch the traitor and his cohorts before they hurt those he cares most deeply for. Fear that he will not be able to protect the one the Universe made especially for him. Fear that he is not what Samantha needs but then…

The Universe does not make mistakes.

Lance has spent his long life cracking jokes and making fun of his brethren as each succumbed to the sappiness of everlasting love with the one that completes them like no other. Now the Universe is the one laughing and his fellow Guardsmen are the ones making jokes as the mating call of his kin and his dragon push him headlong towards the one that will bring light to his soul in this life and the next. He can no longer deny that he is meant to spend the rest of his many years with Sam but his obligation to eliminate any threats to her life must come first…right? For the Guardsman who has hot-dogged his way through one hundred and twelve years, one brown-eyed curly-headed doctor will make him rethink everything he ever knew.

Fate will not be denied.


MY REVIEW -

I always enjoy Julia Mills' dragon stories! The books are quick, fun, interesting dragon shifter reads, and I really enjoy them! This can be read as a standalone, but it does feature previous characters and some storylines that carry through from previous books, so you may want to start with the previous books. I also listened to the audio version of this book, and the narrator did a great job, and I enjoyed her performance, and I recommend listening to the audio book if you have the opportunity. The romance is really sweet, and I enjoyed the connection the dragon shifters have with their mates. Samantha is a strong woman, and she was a nice complement to dragon shifter, Lance. Lance is protective and caring, and I enjoyed his dynamic with his dragon shifter brethren. Wonderful series! I look forward to reading more!