Month: April 2016

The Guardian by Margaret Mallory

Posted April 30, 2016
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The Guardian by Margaret Mallory

After reading a review of The Guardian on one of the blogs I like to visit (Bookworm Brandee) I wanted to read it right then. I went to Overdrive to see if any of my libraries had it available and found a winner! Oh I was so excited to jump into The Guardian, until I wasn’t. I love stories where the hero has done the heroine wrong and has to redeem himself, and I have to admit that this was the main reason why I wanted to read The Guardian (I was in the mood for an angsty read). Yeah, I got what I wanted but then the story took a few unappealing turns. Sileas, at first made a cheerleader out of me, then she fell for Ian’s ice blue eyes and night black hair again and so quickly . Of course I knew that eventually they’ll work out their differences and […]

Fly With Me by Chanel Cleeton

Posted April 29, 2016
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Fly With Me by Chanel Cleeton

With Jordan’s sassiness, and having a solid and unique type of hero in Noah, I found myself engrossed in the pages of Fly With Me. I knew as soon as the story started with Jordan’s inner dialogue and pink penis headband that Fly With Me wasn’t going to be like any contemporary romance I’ve read before. While Fly With Me was highly entertaining there were some things that helped it from reaching that great read status. In Fly With Me, both Jordan and Noah are at a place in their lives where the ho hum of hooking up and having meaningless relationships no longer holds any appeal. With that being said the build up to their first meeting was so entertaining, especially on Jordan’s side of things (her inner dialogue supplied many tongue-in-cheek moments), that the giddiness I felt was close to bursting. When Jordan described Noah for the first time […]

Sidebarred by Emma Chase

Posted April 27, 2016
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Sidebarred by Emma Chase

Being someone who has only read one book out of this series, Sustained, I should feel guilty because Sidebarred is the last book of the series. Looking on the bright side of things, since I’ve jumped around in this series it goes to show that each book in the Legal Briefs series can be read as a standalone. Now to the review of Sidebarred… I almost want to cry because Sidebarred is the last of the Legal Briefs series, but I’ll refrain because the execution was done so brilliantly that I can’t feel nothing but happiness because of it. Sustained quickly became an easy favorite of mine in 2016 and I couldn’t see nothing but greatness for Sidebarred. That vision wasn’t far off. Sidebarred took the groundwork of Sustained and tied up Chelsea and Jake’s love story, as well as the other characters’ lives, in the best way possible. Jake and Chelsea […]

Kaleidoscope by Kristen Ashley

Posted April 26, 2016
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Kaleidoscope by Kristen Ashley

After finding it difficult to actually read Kaleidoscope, I picked up the audiobook from Audible and was blown away with how much better I liked it to reading it myself. Emma Taylor did an amazing job with Kaleidoscope, I can definitely see myself picking up more books with her narration. Other than The Gamble, I haven’t had any issues with a Kristen Ashley read. Also, other than wanting to put down With Everything I Am because of my inability to connect with the characters, I’ve never not finished a Kristen Ashley story. According to how the first half of Kaleidoscope was going I didn’t envision that I would so angrily close this book for good 66% into it, but there’s only so much character shaming I could take! Initially, I wasn’t a big Deck fan just with how the situation with Emme’s friend played out. and the fact that despite his […]

Enemy Red by Marie Harte

Posted April 25, 2016
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Enemy Red by Marie Harte

I petitioned the publisher on NetGalley to read and review Enemy Red for a few reasons: It was a new-to-me author, It was a paranormal romance (a weakness of mine), and The synopsis left much to be desired With all these great points and reasons for reading Enemy Red, why didn’t it work out for me? In an effort of transparency I’d have to say that it fell to two very big reasons; the overwhelming amount of conflicts without giving the adequate amount of page time to address them all, and the incompatibility of the characters that had great sexual chemistry but had none as a couple. After reading the synopsis on NetGalley of Enemy Red, there was such promise for where this story could’ve gone, but now that I’ve finished I have to say that the execution of it was poorly done. While it’s common for the first book in any series to […]

Savage Urges by Suzanne Wright

Posted April 22, 2016
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Savage Urges by Suzanne Wright

Savage Urges, the fifth installment of Suzanne Wright’s Phoenix Pack series, we’re given the story of the ever stoic Ryan, one of Trey’s (alpha) top enforcers and one of Greta’s “boys,” we’re also introduced to another aspect of this paranormal world, the loners. With the loners forever being stereotyped as an enemy and as mercenaries it makes the possibility of any type of relationship with shifters that have pack/pride/coven backing nonexistent. For Savage Urges that world came with Makenna Wray, the half-feral/half-insane loner werewolf who initiates first contact with Ryan and the Phoenix Pack shaking their world upside down. To be completely honest, I didn’t think there were going to be anymore books for this series, but I must have gotten a case of amnesia and forgot that there are other enforcers and pack mates that need to have their story told. I also thought that with her last book that she would focus now on the Mercury […]

Defying the Odds by Kele Moon

Posted April 20, 2016
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Defying the Odds by Kele Moon

Wanting to be introduced to Kele Moon’s writing style before I read and purchased The Viper I added Defying the Odds to my TBR list (not that I didn’t want to read Defying the Odds itself, it just wasn’t something I was chomping at the bit to read before The Viper). It was after reading some reviews on Defying the Odds, at the same time it went on sale, that let me know it would do a great job of filling the book slump I found myself in amongst all the deadlines I was swimming in. The picture I had of Defying the Odds when I first read the synopsis was different than what actually happened, but you won’t hear/read any complaints from me. Clay was such a sweetheart and not at all the dangerous MMA fighter that I pictured him, although he was plenty of tough and dangerous there just weren’t […]

Jack and Coke by Lani Lynn Vale

Posted April 19, 2016
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Jack and Coke by Lani Lynn Vale

Everything about Jack and Coke kept yelling at me, “You shouldn’t like this!” From the borderline affair chomping at the bit to take place between Annie and Mig, to the irritating noble and responsible man Mig had to be towards a woman that trapped him into marriage, to the secrets kept throughout Jack and Coke‘s pages I shouldn’t have liked this book, but I couldn’t put it down. Dish water became cold, sleep became nonexistent, and getting out of my pajamas wasn’t even a thought in my mind, I was captivated. The borderline affair between Mig – who was married – and Annie – Mig’s next door neighbor, and Mig’s irritating sense of nobility in staying married to his *%$#@ of a wife should’ve all been reasons why Jack and Cole shouldn’t be a much loved story, but slip right in there it did. While Mig’s character was pleasant and entertaining […]

Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop

Posted April 18, 2016
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Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop

What the heck did I just read?! If you see a person in a corner somewhere rocking back and forth and mumbling to themselves, don’t be alarmed, that’s just me still trying to cope with life after I finished Marked in Flesh. There’s nothing I can say that will ever do Marked in Flesh justice. Absolutely nothing. I don’t think words have been invented, but I’ll try my best. Six days after I’ve finished Marked in Flesh and I’m still having a hard time coming up with words to explain everything I loved and adored about this book. The only thing I can come up with to adequately explain my experience is to urge all fantasy lovers out there with all haste to read this books and the ones that came before it. Just because I read this on my kindle and did not listen to it on audio doesn’t mean that one format […]

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Posted April 17, 2016
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A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Other than A Court of Thorns and Roses being one of the more popular reads, I didn’t know much about the story – who the characters were, nor the conflict they would battle – until seconds before actually reading it when I read the synopsis. With all the hype surrounding A Court of Thorns and Roses, I expected it to be this grand story of struggle, survival, and lastly love. Once I finished and was preparing this review it was evident that these three were present, but the reality that it was poorly executed couldn’t be denied. Feyre, our heroine, is first introduced while she’s hunting a deer in the forest for her starving family. When a wolf – whether the wolf is Fae or just an oversized wolf isn’t clear – appears intending to make a meal out of that same deer sets the stage for an action-filled story. While she’s hunting, though, she’s actively cursing the Fae – who once […]