Month: October 2015

The Bad Boy CEO by Sugar Jamison

Posted October 26, 2015
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The Bad Boy CEO by Sugar Jamison

Between a hot CEO who doesn’t mind getting his hands bloody and dirty to a shotgun wielding mad woman slash hairstylist, The Bad Boy CEO, became a quick favorite of mine. I truly didn’t know what to expect from The Bad Boy CEO, but from the description I knew there would some head butting going on which is always a good sign to a good battle of the sexes story, and I have to admit that I wasn’t disappointed. As soon as we were introduced to Colt King and his douchebagish ways I was unsure if I was going to like The Bad Boy CEO. I’m not a huge fan of this type of hero, but never one to judge a book off one character I kept reading. So, so, so, so, so, so, so, glad that I kept reading. Not only did it improve character-wise, but the story gripped […]

Dragos Goes to Washington by Thea Harrison

Posted October 17, 2015
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Dragos Goes to Washington by Thea Harrison

Is it weird that I didn’t feel that Dragos Goes to Washington was a novella but instead a full/complete novel? There were no cliffhangers that left me reeling and unsatisfied, nor were there intentional adding of characters that I would have to wait to learn more about. This book had everything I look for when I pick up a book that’s of the paranormal romance genre. The heroine and hero equally got page time, there wasn’t any confusion pertaining to this world that the author created, and the drama wasn’t overly dramatic. The beginning started off by showing how great and supportive Pia and Dragos were of their son, Liam, with him wanting to do things that will soon become impossible for him with his advance growth rate. Seeing the different roles of their relationship endeared Pia and Dragos more to me because it’s a complete change and growth in […]

Hot Shade by Tamara Lush

Posted October 12, 2015
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Hot Shade by Tamara Lush

While romantic suspense featuring journalist and/or politics or politicians aren’t my thing, Hot Shade did a great job of pulling me in and making it extremely hard for me to put it down. But, I have to admit, when I would put it down thoughts of what twists and turns the story could take next, or if the next chapter/section would be when Skylar finally puts Luca out of his misery would all float through my head. On a side note, close to the middle of the book I was starting to feel bad for Luca, he probably had the bluest balls out of all romantic literary history! Even though the drama wasn’t the biggest on whatever scale that measures that sort of thing, it was still pretty big to the characters in this story. With all that went down in the quiet town of Palmira, Florida, everything seemed so […]

Inflame Me by Ryan Michele

Posted October 9, 2015
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Inflame Me by Ryan Michele

I am kind of stumped as to the purpose behind the writing of Inflame Me. If it was to reveal the mystery we were left with at the end of Consume Me, that was accomplished in the first few chapters. If it was about Tanner and Rhys, I truly believe that their relationship, in it’s entirety, could’ve been done in a novella or as a backstory to another book. Being a huge (like major) fan of the Ravage MC series, I was sorely disappointed with Inflame Me. The beginning had me all giddy with excitement because it was the makings of the type of book that is guaranteed to knock my socks off. But it was like once Rhys came into the picture and Tanner cottoned on to all that was him she faded into the wallpaper. She became an inanimate object, she had no life to her except for […]

The Face of Deception by Iris Johansen

Posted October 4, 2015
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The Face of Deception by Iris Johansen

The Face of Deception will be my second exposure or debut into where mystery and suspense being the primary genre. My first being Killer Instinct by Zoe Sharp from the Charlie Fox Thriller series. The prologue blew me away! I could feel the agony that Eve Duncan was going through, especially when it was revealed the ‘why’ of her actions. Those four pages were what really made me curious about what the rest of the book would offer. Oh! Did I mention this is my first Iris Johansen novel? Great way to start off! Eve Duncan is so tough, she takes no crap from anyone and she knows her own mind! On top of that she is single-handedly dominating her occupation as a forensic sculptor. Girl Power!!! I understand that Joe Quinn and Eve Duncan have been through a lot together, but she relies on him too much, almost as if he wasn’t […]

The Raven Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt

Posted October 2, 2015
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The Raven Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt

I am a huge fan of historical romance so when I select a book to read I want it to end up being nothing but the best. Since I am both a history fanatic and a lover of romance this is the perfect genre for me. I have been looking forward to reading this book for quite some time. When I read The Raven Prince‘s description on Goodreads, I was intrigued. I was very skeptical about the Edward. I was secretly hoping that he wasn’t to be Anna’s love interest. I was hoping with fingers crossed that some other man would come and run her down, and that they would be appealing to each other. Yes, my skepticism was due to Anna’s unattractive description of Edward. “The dirty water beading on his pale, pockmarked face made him an awful sight. Black eyelashes clumped together lushly around obsidian eyes, but that […]

Kill Shot by Lani Lynn Vale

Posted October 2, 2015
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Kill Shot by Lani Lynn Vale

Kill Shot was the bomb all the way through. Never did there come a time when I wanted to put the book down, yell at the characters, or just be done with the book in its entirety. From the first moment we meet Bennett and Lennox I became glued to my reading device, nothing was pulling away from it. I loved how when Bennett and Lennox first met they had this lust/hate relationship going on, which then morphs into a lust/love relationship. What I mean by that is, after some pretty awkward and embarrassing moments the finally decide to give in to their attraction to one another, never realizing that they’re half in love with each other but just haven’t come to that conclusion yet. Out of all the craziness that the characters from Lani Lynn Vale’s series have to deal with, I think that our villain in Kill Shot takes […]

Double Tap by Lani Lynn Vale

Posted October 1, 2015
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Double Tap by Lani Lynn Vale

Double Tap had a different tone than Center Mass did. While all of Lani Lynn Vale’s stories are family based, Double Tap, had a serious home feel to it. I felt like I was one of the family as I was reading about Nico and Georgia’s religious practices, their expectations for their siblings, and their interactions with Nico’s parents (who were like second parents to Georgia). While there was mystery and drama going on within these pages, this tone never waned. Instead of Nico’s character being the dominant factor (as the males in Lani Lynn Vale’s stories are) the family dynamics, whether by blood or choice, dominated. Not a page went by were I felt like I wasn’t getting an update about one of Nico’s or Georgia’s family members, especially Georgia’s younger brother. I had actually felt like the drama that was taking place was a hindrance because it was […]

Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs

Posted October 1, 2015
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Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs

A huge recalibration of the paranormal food chain had just taken place in Fair Game, this series’ fourth installment, and you would think that all Fae problems would have become non-existent since they have declared themselves against humans, but who could’ve guessed that taking a surprise trip to Scottsdale, Arizona would cause problems that hit extremely close to home for Anna and Charles Cornick? I am a true Charles and Anna die hard fan. The only way that I would not love a book involving or featuring these two would be if they were not together as mates. Shut my mouth for even saying it, but its no less true. Both Charles and Anna are meant to be together and Dead Heat exemplified that in a way that I feel the other books haven’t. I have never wanted a villain more dead than the Doll Collector. How the heck could […]