Month: June 2016

Forbidden Hunger by Teresa Gabelman

Posted June 30, 2016
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Forbidden Hunger by Teresa Gabelman

I have been chomping at the bit to talk about Forbidden Hunger! It’s no secret that I haven’t been overly impressed with some, a lot, of the stories I’ve read lately, and while Forbidden Hunger wasn’t a 5 star read for me, it still knocked my freaking socks off. I knew, I just knew, that as soon as it was revealed that Janna was traveling (by foot) with two little kids to the safety of the Lee County Wolf Pack that Forbidden Hunger was going to be that story that fulfilled the craving I had for an all around great book. Even though I’m saying all these great things about Forbidden Hunger it wasn’t a perfect read, and the reason is solely due to its ending. The ending of Forbidden Hunger was so predictable. I felt my excitement for the story wane as I continued to get closer and closer to […]

Summer of ’16: Dinero’s Dilemma by Charae Lewis

Posted June 29, 2016
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Summer of ’16: Dinero’s Dilemma by Charae Lewis

Even though I read the synopsis for Summer of ’16: Dinero’s Dilemma I still didn’t know what to expect from this story, but, as I got to reading it I found it hard to put down. Before reading Summer of ’16: Dinero’s Dilemma I didn’t know that Big (Dinero’s brother) and Aimee (Asia’s twin sister) already had their own story (which I will definitely be reading next). Even knowing that it didn’t feel like I had to read their story in order to understand everything that was happening in Dinero and Asia’s story. It’s rare for me to find a story where the couple featured just got married, which happens here in Summer of ’16: Dinero’s Dilemma, or are already married. For whatever reason I love stories with couples already committed to each other. But, what’s also rare is finding characters who were previously in a relationship, get married after some […]

Unleashed by Scott Hildreth

Posted June 28, 2016
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Unleashed by Scott Hildreth

I wasn’t going to write a review on Unleashed because I didn’t think that I could come up with anything new to say about Ripp. I also didn’t know if I would have anything really to say about the story in its totality since Unleashed and I got off to a rocky start. But, since something (Unleashed‘s review I presume) is knocking at my mind to be let out I am going to put pen to paper, keystrokes to screen and let words fall as they may. On the heels of Unstoppable, Unleashed carried on right where it ended. It actually took me a minute, two, maybe five, to get into the story. See, where in Unstoppable, Ripp’s dominance and just all that he was filled it’s pages, but in Unleashed it was Vee who became the beast, showing her dominance. The transition took some serious getting used to. It was […]

A Gentleman Never Tells by Eloisa James

Posted June 27, 2016
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A Gentleman Never Tells by Eloisa James

A Gentleman Never Tells by Eloisa James was both a refreshing and completely satisfying read; the easiest 5 star rating I’ve ever given! “What on earth are you talking about, Mr.-” she stopped, catching the look in his eye. “Oliver.” “Say it again.” “What -” Oliver succumbed to temptation and pulled her into his arms. “Say my name again.” “We shouldn’t do this,” she breathed. He looked down at her. “We should.” “Oliver,” she said, frowning at him. “I can see that you are – you are – well, I’m not sure what you’re doing.” “Planning to marry you.” “Absolutely not!” “Seduce you?” She looked rather horrified, which made Oliver grin. “May I kiss you?” “No! I think you have lost your mind,” “That is quite possible.” She had the most delightful, straight nose he had ever seen. They would make beautiful offspring, as long as the poor scraps inherited her nose, not […]

Bounty Obtained & Explained #11 ~ Love It When A Plan Comes Together

Posted June 26, 2016
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Bounty Obtained & Explained #11 ~ Love It When A Plan Comes Together

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme If you follow me on Instagram, my Facebook page, Twitter, or are friends with me on Facebook you’ll know that recently I got me a MAMBI (Me and My Big Ideas) planner. When I say that this magnificent and majestic being is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, I am not fabricating nor trying to sell you on anything. This planner has helped me to visualize how I can take my blogging, freelance reviewing for RT, and future business ventures to the next level without overwhelming myself. By being able to separate […]

Bearly Accidental by Dakota Cassidy

Posted June 25, 2016
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Bearly Accidental by Dakota Cassidy

I’ve always wanted to read a Dakota Cassidy book because they look so fun, and the reviews have reflected that as well. But, it was when I began reading Accidentally Dead, the second book in the series that Bearly Accidental is in, when I found myself having trouble getting into its story. After some thought, I decided that this series would be audio only for me. I thought the different (quirky), and crazy antics these characters were sure to find themselves in would surely shine if it was acted out in a narration. When I was given the opportunity to listen and review Bearly Accidental I was so excited! The synopsis intrigued me and I was sure that I was in for a laugh or two just off the craziness I was sure the characters were going got get into. Sadly, the mystery and romance were really bland to me and that […]

Archangel’s Heart by Nalini Singh (Cover Reveal)

Posted June 24, 2016
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Archangel’s Heart by Nalini Singh (Cover Reveal)

Archangel’s Heart is the 9th book in the Guild Hunter series, Releases November 1st! Blurb One of the most vicious archangels in the world has disappeared. No one knows if Lijuan is dead or has chosen to Sleep the long sleep of an immortal. But with her lands falling into chaos under a rising tide of vampiric bloodlust, a mysterious and ancient order of angels known as the Luminata calls the entire Cadre together to discuss the fate of her territory. Accompanying her archangelic lover Raphael to the Luminata compound, guild hunter-turned-angel Elena senses that all is not as it seems. Secrets echo from within the stone walls of the compound, and the deeper Elena goes, the uglier the darkness. But neither Raphael nor Elena is ready for the brutal truths hidden within—truths that will change everything Elena thinks she knows about who she is… Nothing will ever be the […]

Audacious by Beth Moore

Posted June 24, 2016
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Audacious by Beth Moore

After watching the 3-part TV series by Beth Moore on audacity I put two and two together and came up with the need to read/listen to Audacious by Beth Moore. As to reviewing it for my blog I was hesitant to do so because I didn’t know if I could write a review on a non-fiction, christian living book, and I didn’t know how it would fit into the set of books I feature here on Literary Treasure Chest. In the midst of all these doubts, though, the question of “why not?” started to surface and rain truth on the mud that began to accumulate. So here it is, the honest and colorful review of Beth Moore’s Audacious… Audacious wasn’t my first exposure to Beth Moore’s writing, nor the first time I’d listened to an audiobook authored and narrated by her, so I’m very comfortable with her writing style. With that said, I did feel that the transition […]

Rock Chick Regret by Kristen Ashley

Posted June 23, 2016
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Rock Chick Regret by Kristen Ashley

When I accidentally thought Rock Chick Regret was next after Rock Chick Revenge and I read a little of the prologue, I knew this story was going to blow me away. I was right, but I didn’t factor in the heartbreak or tears that would prick my eyes as I read Rock Chick Regret. Sadie easily became my most favorite heroine out of all the Rock Chicks. She didn’t have the great start, and she didn’t start her story with someone on her team, or in her corner, as the other Rock Chicks had when we first met them. But, I truly believe it was Sadie’s rough start that endeared me more to her character because as Hector said it, she’s got a “will of steel.” Hector, for a time, came off as insensitive to all that Sadie had gone through and was continuing to go through, but I eventually saw that his […]

The Bears Unwanted Baby by Amy Star

Posted June 22, 2016
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The Bears Unwanted Baby by Amy Star

So after picking up The Bears Unwanted Baby because of both it’s title and synopsis, in my mind I painted this angsty love story where the hero, who happened to be a bear, would reject the baby he made with the human for whatever reason until conditions proved that he was wrong and he would do every thing he could to not only get his baby back but the human woman he fell in love with. Boy was my assumption 100% wrong and not even close to what the story of The Bears Unwanted Baby ended up being about. To start off, the heroine and hero only met once and ended up boinking, but the hero left the next morning so the heroine never was able to get his name. BAM, Julia ends up pregnant. The thing, though, that made me irritated was how the heroine and her best friend […]