Month: January 2016

Kitty Takes a Holiday by Carrie Vaughn

Posted January 31, 2016
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Kitty Takes a Holiday by Carrie Vaughn

I didn’t know what to expect after Kitty Goes to Washington, but that in no way hindered my excitement to dig into Kitty Takes a Holiday. So far Kitty has had to deal with werewolves – who tried to kill her and did kill her best friend, vampires – one was nice but the other was crazy, and were-jaguars – who made Kitty’s time in Washington intimately more enjoyable. Being unsure of the direction of where this series would go stemmed mostly from not knowing how far into the supernatural world the author was willing to go. In each book so far there has been one constant in Kitty’s life, her radio show, the Midnight Hour. In Kitty Takes a Holiday, Kitty decided to take a much needed break, but not just from the craziness that has become her life, but her talk show as well, which was a shocker to […]

Pucked by Helena Hunting

Posted January 31, 2016
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Pucked by Helena Hunting

I had been putting off reading this story for two reasons; (1) It was so popular, and since I usually have bad luck when it comes to popular reads I have a tendency to shy away from them instead of giving them a chance, and (2) I’m not a huge, or medium-sized, fan of sports romance, there’s a 30/70 chance of my likability towards them, so I wasn’t sure if I would even like Pucked. It wasn’t until it and Pucked Up went on sale, recently, that I figured, “why not take the plunge and see what all the hype was about.” The three stars I rated this read in no way says that this book was horrible. A three star rating is not a bad thing. I actually enjoyed Pucked, it just wasn’t a favorite of mine, nor did it blow me away. It was more of an inappropriate goofy […]

Betting the Bad Boy by Sugar Jamison

Posted January 29, 2016
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Betting the Bad Boy by Sugar Jamison

So flipping glad I was able to read Betting the Bad Boy since I loved The Bad Boy CEO so much! Once I realized that the author was going to bring the story back to before the King brothers rushed to visit Lolly in the hospital – with the story being in Duke’s perspective – the smile I had on my face turned down a little. I was hoping, and expecting, Duke’s story to start off at the moment he and Grace see each other for the first time in ten plus years. Although being able to gain his perspective on certain scenes did help to figure out what he was thinking as well as how he felt about certain situations and characters, especially when it came to his relationship with Colt. This all helped with understanding how he became the man seen from the beginning of this story to the end when […]

Hunted by Darkness by Katie Reus

Posted January 28, 2016
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Hunted by Darkness by Katie Reus

So, so, so, glad Hunted by Darkness was recommended to me by a favorite author of mine, and I’m so glad it was on NetGalley and that I was approved to read it because this book was so very good! I’ve never read a Katie Reus book before, although I’ve had my eye on a couple she’s written I just never took the plunge. Receiving this book was like divine intervention because now I want to read all of Katie Reus’ books. The synopsis of Hunted by Darkness left me somewhat unsure about whether I would even like this book, but trusting the recommender’s judgement I dived in with a clear mind and open heart. My uncertainty came from the fact that I’m not a lover of the demon or half-demon romantic trope, because they usually aren’t done to my satisfaction and I’m most often than not left disappointed. But luckily that […]

Rock Chick Redemption by Kristen Ashley

Posted January 26, 2016
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Rock Chick Redemption by Kristen Ashley

Rock Chick Redemption is hands down one of my favorites by Kristen Ashley, which is surprising since it’s rare having more than one favorite in a Kristen Ashley series (shocking isn’t it). Rock Chick Redemption was the perfect continuation after Rock Chick Rescue. Sad to say, I didn’t think another story could be as great as Eddie and Jet’s, but once it was revealed that Roxie was related to Tex I knew, like I knew watermelon is my favorite fruit, that this book was going to ruin me (in a good way). “The bell over the door went just as Ally announced, “This is Roxanne, Tex’s fucking niece!” “Roxie?” “Uncle Tex?” I asked abruptly, but I knew it was him and I felt tears come up my throat.” Knowing the events that lead up to this moment had my heart beating so wildly that Roxie’s excitement and nervousness became my […]

Dirty Ride by Chantal Fernando

Posted January 26, 2016
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Dirty Ride by Chantal Fernando

I really didn’t know what to expect with Dirty Ride since it was so hard trying to figure out who Irish was. I know that’s bad since I’ve read and loved the previous three Wind Dragons MC installments. After seeing the rating that another trusted reader gave Dirty Ride I was even more skeptical because in my experience, books by this author have a 50/50 change of wowing me despite the common rating of the book. The beginning was sort of rocky because getting the back story of unknown characters is a hard task to perfect since Valentina is new to the Wind Dragons MC world. Establishing the specifics of just how bad things were with Tina’s ex, and giving a glimpse of the good times and then showing the bad would’ve went a long way in gaining an understanding of why Irish was so incensed against Darren. I say that […]

Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich

Posted January 25, 2016
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Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich

Wicked Appetite will be my first in-depth audiobook review so bear with me. My one hope going into Wicked Appetite was that it wouldn’t be like the Stephanie Plum series, I knew if it was this book was going to suck for me. I want to say a huge thank you to Lorelei King and Janet Evanovich for giving Lizzy and Diesel their own ‘everything,’ their own unique world, and leaving everything that has Stephanie Plum’s name attached to it back in her own literary world. This listen was awesome! As soon as I started this audiobook I knew that Wicked Appetite was going to blow me away. The opening scene where we’re introduced to the villain, Lizzy, Diesel, and the supporting characters of this story had me hooked. The chick who kept casting spells, the middle-finger wielding monkey, the King Arthur wanna-be minion, and the spell-gone-wrong customer who talks in gibberish […]

Saving Dallas Forever by Kim Jones

Posted January 24, 2016
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Saving Dallas Forever by Kim Jones

There were so many things that I loved about this book, this third installment in the Saving Dallas series, but coupled with all the drama, secrets, and moments of disgust I would sometimes have towards Luke and Dallas Saving Dallas Forever was an okay story. “I struggled against the weight of his hand as I tried to lift myself from the desk. This was not happening. I was his lover, his ol’ lady, I was a fucking CEO. I was not going to be spanked like a child in my own office. I had never had a spanking in all my twenty-six years, and I wasn’t going to have one now. I heard the belt before I felt it. It cut through the air, leaving a whistling sound in its wake. The pain was excruciated as I yelped and began to struggle harder against Luke’s hold. ” “Stop, Luke. I […]

Making the Cut by Kim Jones

Posted January 23, 2016
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Making the Cut by Kim Jones

While Making the Cut was an enjoyable read I felt that it was more of a ‘filler’ story. New elements were introduced in this installment of the Saving Dallas series that didn’t mesh with the spirit from the first book. The author did an amazing job of resolving a lot of the mysteries from book one, but I feel it was done in a way that was fantastical and almost eye-rolling unbelievable. The MC word that Kim Jones created in Saving Dallas made it hard to truly believe the authenticity of the Devil’s Renegades MC having to deal with shady characters who would want kidnap Dallas and then take her to Mexico, or having prim, and sometimes stuck up, Dallas become a murderer. Yes, all this is possible because it’s a fictional story, but like I said, it just didn’t mesh well with what I read from book one, or […]

Elite by Rachel Van Dyken

Posted January 22, 2016
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Elite by Rachel Van Dyken

I have been wanting to read Elite, heck this series since I read Bang Bang. Outside of paranormal and historical romance, romantic suspense novels featuring the mafia have to be third on my favorites list. Reading the synopsis I couldn’t for the life of me figure out how the characters described could be the same badasses I met in Bang Bang. It was the synopsis, excerpt the author published on her Facebook page, and the sale price that made this book so appealing to me, and wowzers (yeah I just said that) am I glad that I read this. There are a few heroes (matter of fact I can’t think of one hero) that I’ve wanted to punch more in the face than Nixon. I think I was as confused as Trace in knowing whether to love or hate him. For me, there was even a moment when I was rooting […]