Month: February 2016

Rock Chick Renegade by Kristen Ashley

Posted February 26, 2016
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Rock Chick Renegade by Kristen Ashley

Color me shocked! I did not expect to love this story as much as I did. With all but one scene – one moment – Rock Chick Renegade was an absolute pleasure to read! The ending scene in Rock Chick Redemption left much to be desired, but also feared. In my mind when I would think of the woman who would be the woman to give Vance a run for his money I could have never came up with Jules “The Law” Lawler. What shocked me even more was how she pulled both Luke, Mac, and Ike out of their shells so that we can see a little more of their personalities. Except for this one moment, this one scene, Rock Chick Renegade was awesome, as I said before. This one thing was so huge that it knocked a whole star of this book’s rating…whoa. This one thing happens in a […]

Into the Fire by Jeaniene Frost

Posted February 24, 2016
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Into the Fire by Jeaniene Frost

Jeaniene Frost posted the synopsis of Into the Fire on her website blog yesterday and I about squealed my pants off! In the explosive finale to New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost’s Night Prince series, Vlad is in danger of losing his bride to an enemy whose powers might prove greater than the Prince of Vampire’s….  In the wrong hands, love can be a deadly weapon. For nearly six hundred years, Vlad Tepesh cared for nothing, so he had nothing to lose. His brutal reputation ensured that all but the most foolhardy stayed away. Now falling in love with Leila has put him at the mercy of his passions. And one adversary has found a devastating way to use Vlad’s new bride against him. A powerful spell links Leila to the necromancer Mircea. If he suffers or dies, so does she. Magic is forbidden to vampires, so Vlad and Leila enlist an unlikely guide as […]

Lev by Belle Aurora

Posted February 20, 2016
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Lev by Belle Aurora

Lev, being my first book by Belle Aurora has me hooked for all things by this author! I want to thank all the honest reviews that helped with my decision to purchase and read this book. In all my years of reading I have never read a story like Lev. The unique storyline, characters, and conflicts grabbed me at the very first page and didn’t release me until the very end. Lev and Mina and Lidiya were the trifecta of perfection. Every time a conflict would arise I kept expecting Lev and Mina’s relationship to take a hit, since that seems to be the norm now in contemporary romances. It was when, after every hit that Lev and Mina stayed by each other and survived together, that took this story went to a whole other level of greatness. The amazing qualities of this story weren’t “in your face” obvious. Everything had […]

Merry Blissmas by Jamie Begley

Posted February 19, 2016
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Merry Blissmas by Jamie Begley

Merry Blissmas, without having opened the pages yet, was a challenge for me. The main character, Bliss, was a very disliked character for all the Last Riders books and Sex Piston’s book, and for me to feel the way I felt about her it was causing some problems as to my likability of the direction of all the stories (interconnected or not) and the characters. I even had thoughts of if I should just pass on Merry Blissmas. In my eyes, there was nothing, other than dealing with a case of the Body Snatchers, that Bliss could do to redeem herself after all the dirt and disrespect she perpetrated throughout the books before Merry Blissmas. Before, Bliss’ character was just like Raci, Evie, and Jewel, a member of the Last Riders willing to anything for them, outsiders be damned. It wasn’t until Shade, and she started coming out from the shadow […]

Distraction by Aurora Rose Reynolds

Posted February 15, 2016
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Distraction by Aurora Rose Reynolds

There’s a lot I have to say about Distraction so I’m going to start from the beginning and work my way to the end. *** The anticipation of reading Maggie and Sven’s story started when I read Obligation. I thought that after how explosive Assumption and Obligation was, that Distraction would top them both and become an easy favorite. It sucks that I was wrong. The strength of Maggie’s character was very endearing. No weak minded woman was going to be able to capture the attention, and later the heart, of Sven who was a notorious ladies man. The way she stepped on the scene and was able to give Sven a run for his money gave me such high hopes that this story was going to blow me away. It wasn’t until certain situations would happened and Sven and Maggie’s reaction to them would either leave me puzzled and/or […]

My “Boyfriends” This Valentine’s Day

Posted February 14, 2016
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My “Boyfriends” This Valentine’s Day

On this reoccurring, sometimes depressing day that I have to endure year after year being single (<- I thought I’d throw that in there), it’s this day that I’ve figured out a way that could make it a little better. Since I have no boyfriend, or any perspectives to speak of, I figured why not talk about the “boyfriends” that have helped me hold out hope and still believe in the power of love. These “boyfriends” might not be real in the literal sense, but in certain moments they have been very real to me. They’ve helped me grow more comfortable with who I am, they’ve helped me love the skin I’m in, and most important they’ve shown me that love is possible for all who believe in its purpose and power. So without further ado, let’s give a virtual round of applause to these special “men” who have influenced me […]

Pack Challenge by Shelly Laurenston

Posted February 10, 2016
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Pack Challenge by Shelly Laurenston

This is probably the gazillionth time I’ve read Pack Challenge, but with absolute honest I can say that I love it just as much, maybe more, than when I read it first. When I open the pages of a book I give it until the 10% mark to pull me in, it doesn’t have to ‘wow’ me, just engage me. But, it was at 2% when I immediately knew that Pack Challenge would remain one of the few books that I’ll always come back for a re-read. “Sara pulled away from Angelina and leaned back into Zach. She smiled again, her eyes on his lips. “This is my pretty man. Isn’t he great? I think I love him.” Miki rolled her eyes and lowered the bat. “You have got to be kidding me.” Angelina moved towards her friend. “Okay, honey, that’s the half-bottle of tequila talking. Now it’s time to […]

The Curse and Consequences of Absent Authors

Posted February 9, 2016
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The Curse and Consequences of Absent Authors

As an author I would like to think that you got into this business because you wanted to accomplish something for yourself and writing is your passion, not to gain prestige or to be named the best author on some kind of list, although these are great goals to have. When you chose to write that first book, and then the next, and then the next you’ve essentially carved your name into the tree of the never ending list of authors. Now, the tricky part is wondering how far you dug your name into that tree, because if you’ve dug in too far and then decided you’re not going to write for almost a year and a half then you might’ve taken someone’s spot who really wanted to be there. My thinking that once you have gained a following and fan base you’re now an established author, I don’t care […]

Captured by Jordan Marie

Posted February 7, 2016
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Captured by Jordan Marie

Oh my gosh, I wanted to love this book more than I did. I wanted to cry and swoon and become emotionally attached to Skull and Beth, but now that I’m finished with Captured I could care less what happens to these characters, well, maybe not Skull, I think I’ve been emotionally attached to him since Breaking Dragon. While I loved, loved, loved, loved, loved, Breaking Dragon, the story quality ever since has declined. Or, I should say the strength of the female characters have declined in each book since. I had high hopes for Captured, especially since it was Skull’s story and I loved him in the earlier books of the Savage Brothers MC series. Seeing his character going after someone Beth’s age and character actually made sense to me. But it was his lack of attention paid to helping her understand the world that he lived in, and instead focusing […]

Affliction by River Savage

Posted February 6, 2016
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Affliction by River Savage

I was expecting Affliction to be better than Incandescent, I had fingers and toes crossed, but now that I’ve finished (I kind of knew before that) I have to say that it was worse. When I was reading Incandescent, I didn’t care too much for Sy, but I sincerely wanted to know Holly’s story since she seemed the most level-headed between Kadence and herself. Even though she was able to maintain the aspects of what made her such a likable character throughout Affliction, her and Sy’s story just didn’t do it for me. The rehashing of events from Incandescent but in Sy and Holly’s perspective really didm’t sit well with me either, some things are best left as they are, I’m all for flashbacks, what was was done here just slowed the story down. Once the part where Holly looses her baby (not a spoiler if you read Incandescent) my initial […]