Flirtation of Fate (Wild Embrace) by Nalini Singh @NaliniSingh @BerkleyRomance

Posted May 20, 2017
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Flirtation of Fate (Wild Embrace) by Nalini Singh @NaliniSingh @BerkleyRomance

Besides the lieutenants and soldiers in Snow Dancer that were mentioned in Kiss of Snow and Tangle of Need, not much has been said about the others, well…other than Cooper. But with the small glimpses we were able to get it was made known that Kenji and Garnet has some issues that needed to be worked out so it was great that in Flirtation of Fate (Wild Embrace) we are able to finally get their story. I loved that Nalini Singh made Flirtation of Fate (Wild Embrace) feel more like a romantic suspense than a paranormal romance story, although the paranormal elements are surely there because both Kenji and Garnet are changelings after all. Even though Flirtation of Fate (Wild Embrace) was a novella, it read more like a full length novel which was an unexpected treat because we were able to get a feel for each of Kenji and Garnet’s characters […]

Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh @NaliniSingh @BerkleyRomance

Posted May 17, 2017
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Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh @NaliniSingh @BerkleyRomance

I was hoping for Kaleb’s story but the actual details of what his story could’ve entailed never would formulate in my mind. Thank goodness I’m not a writer because I have a feeling that if I would’ve wrote Heart of Obsidian it would’ve went something like this: “Kaleb was a bad mama jamma and since no one wanted to fight him because he was too powerful it took a special someone who had already captured his heart to come and regulate his badassness so that he could be welcomed back into society and not try to kill everyone. The End.” But in all seriousness, I never would’ve imagined Heart of Obsidian turning out the way it did on top of what it added to the overall Psy-Changeling series. With all of that said I can’t say that I was completely blown away or pleased with the execution of Kaleb’s story. Knowing from previous stories how […]

Partners in Persuasion (Wild Embrace) by Nalini Singh @NaliniSingh @BerkleyRomance

Posted May 16, 2017
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Partners in Persuasion (Wild Embrace) by Nalini Singh @NaliniSingh @BerkleyRomance

Oh I was not expecting the Psy-Changeling series to go in the direction it did with Partners in Persuasion (Wild Embrace)! Talk about a switch up in the modus operandi. Partners in Persuasion (Wild Embrace) is once again a testament to Nalini Singh’s determination to always think outside of the box. A submissive male wolf and a dominant female leopard, who would’ve thunk?! Heck, who would’ve thought that I would’ve loved their story so much?! We were first introduced to Felix I think in Kiss of Snow, or maybe it was Tangle of Need. Anyway, Felix headed the replanting of the land where Sienna’s X-Fire did some serious damage. It was in his working on that section of Snow Dancer territory where he first met – although he was too shy to ever say anything – Dezi, the Dark River solider who was on rotation for perimeter watch. It’s within this […]

Fate Book by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Posted May 13, 2017
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Fate Book by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

After having read my first Mimi Jean Pamfiloff story, Tailored For Trouble, I’ll admit that I was excited to read Fate Book. Its synopsis alone hooked me in and made it hard to turn it down for something else, but in the actual reading of Fate Book I found that the synopsis was a little misleading in just what exactly its story contained. What was said in the synopsis contributed to the first 5-10% of Fate Book and then that’s where things got wonky. Having never read a story like Fate Book I couldn’t tell you what it was like or what to say to prepare you for the complete foundational shift of its story. And to be honest I probably would’ve been able to tolerate the change if it wasn’t for the whiny attitude of the heroine, the confusion of events, and the poorly executed spy-like storyline. The synopsis […]

A Hustler’s Tears by Natasha Raynor

Posted May 10, 2017
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A Hustler’s Tears by Natasha Raynor

It been a while since I’ve read an Urban Fiction story and I’m glad, somewhat, that A Hustler’s Tears was the first I dived back into. When A Hustler’s Tears first started I immediately became glad that its story wasn’t going to bog me down with multiple storylines right off the bat, leaving me to utilize my multitasking skill to keep up with who’s who and what drama encompassed their world. In fact Natasha Raynor did a good job of slowly easing her readers into who each character and/or couple’s storyline was so that confusion wouldn’t be the first thing we would be hit with. The first couple we were introduced to were Truth and Emilie, then the next couple was given their in-depth introduction, and from there Raynor continued on with this trend throughout the beginning of A Hustler’s Tears until all four couples were revealed. In doing it this way […]

Tangle of Need by Nalini Singh @BerkleyRomance @BerkleyPub

Posted May 9, 2017
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Tangle of Need by Nalini Singh @BerkleyRomance @BerkleyPub

After everything we learned about Riaz and Adria from Indigo’s story and the stories that came after I was so excited for Tangle of Need. I mean we were finally getting their story after everything these two have been through and had to endure!  But the overall product of Tangle of Need left me with blah feelings towards its story, and both Adria and Riaz. Even though I really tried to give their story the benefit of the doubt I just couldn’t rock with Tangle of Need. If it wasn’t for Hawke/Sienna, Aden, Vasic, the shenanigans of Pure Psy, and oddly enough Mercy and Riley Tangle of Need would have gotten a lower rating. In saying all of that I’m not putting down the coupling of Riaz and Adria, nor am I saying that the writing and storytelling wasn’t up to Nalini Singh standards. But in putting these two headstrong characters together a […]

Fear The Beard by Lani Lynn Vale @LaniLynnVale

Posted May 6, 2017
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Fear The Beard by Lani Lynn Vale @LaniLynnVale

I was sure of this thought in Beard Mode but after reading Fear The Beard I am sure of this belief. The men in the Dixie Wardens Rejects MC are a whole different brand than those from The Heroes of the Dixie Wardens MC. The men featured in this spin-off series are darker and filled with more mystery than the men from the original series who were life hardened and somewhat cynical. In reading Fear The Beard I didn’t know what to expect, was it going to be somewhat like Beard Mode or were we going to get a whole different chess game. But, while Fear the Beard contained elements featured in another of Lani Lynn Vale’s stories I did enjoy the different variations that Fear The Beard gave. The teacher/student relational background was already done by Vale’s so I thought that I would somewhat know what to expect, but I kept getting […]

The Chosen by J.R. Ward @JRWard1 @penguinrandom

Posted May 3, 2017
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The Chosen by J.R. Ward @JRWard1 @penguinrandom

Starting The Chosen was a journey in and of itself, but closing to that last page was so bittersweet that I’m still reeling. Every book after Lover Mine – I was going to say The King but I think things switched up for me earlier than that – my initial reaction to a new release by J.R. Ward has been with apprehension and hesitancy. Seriously, after the tumultuous emotional rollercoaster that was John Matthews’ story I just don’t know if I am really ready for the emotional rollercoaster Ward was going to present with each new installment afterwards. I know I sound like a wimp but after 14 books, The Chosen not included, I still find myself shocked, surprised and teary-eyed. Just like it’s older siblings The Chosen had me going through so many emotions that I seriously couldn’t keep up. From Layla and Xcor’s storyline, to the situation with the Band of Bastards, […]

Borrowed Souls by Chelsea Mueller @ChelseaVBC @skyhorsepub

Posted May 2, 2017
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Borrowed Souls by Chelsea Mueller @ChelseaVBC @skyhorsepub

Regardless of the hard time I had with connecting with the heroine and certain parts of Borrowed Souls, it still contained everything I love about an Urban Fantasy (UF) story! I don’t know what it is about me, but I always have a hard time connecting with the first book of any UF series I’m starting. Perfect examples of this are the number of times I’ve re-read Magic Bites and Spider’s Bite before I thought all hope was lost. In discovered these wonderful things called audiobooks I’m now in love with the Kate Daniels series and in like with the Elemental Assassin series. Maybe (or maybe not) I’ll reserve my deeper thoughts of Borrowed Souls for after I listen to it on audio (fingers crossed for audio format). Out of all the UF stories that I’ve read and researched I have yet to come across one dealing with soul bartering, so I’m not […]

Standing His Ground by Jamie Begley

Posted April 21, 2017
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Standing His Ground by Jamie Begley

I might not always be in huge L O V E with every Jamie Begley book that has graced my hands, but it can’t be denied that she is one of my all-time favorite storytellers and realistic romance writers. I’ve been both dreading and anticipating Standing His Ground, which turns out to be Greer and Holly’s story, and I can wholeheartedly say that the rollercoaster of emotions was not in vain. For the simple fact that Standing His Ground marks the umpteenth book I’ve read by Begley and have not once been able to guess the direction she would’ve taken the story leaves me both elated and frustrated, lol. The romance between Greer and Holly went in what I feel was the only direction that would’ve made them possible as a couple. Greer was always a butthead and Holly was almost like a Willa without having the same hangups so they had a […]