Month: March 2017

Claimed Princess by Alexa Riley

Posted March 31, 2017
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Claimed Princess by Alexa Riley

On the heels of finishing Stolen Princess I was really looking forward to Carlos and Heavenly’s story. Claimed Princess gave so much life to the imaginings I had towards their story that I can’t really say anything against it. With the few pieces of information we were able to glean about their relationship dynamic, somewhat from Stolen Princess and the earlier pages of Claimed Princess, I really thought that Carlos was going to fight his attraction to Heavenly harder than what he did. All it took was for her to say was “I’ll marry your brother so that I could still be part of the family” in more or less words and Carlos was through holding out, he seriously wasn’t having any other man claim what he considered his. Carlos and Heavenly’s relationship was more real than the past stories in this series. They had history and while their love definitely […]

Stolen Princess by Alexa Riley

Posted March 30, 2017
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Stolen Princess by Alexa Riley

Reading the reviews on Stolen Princess I didn’t know if I would even come to care for its story or if I should just skip it and go on to the next one. But because I’m anal about reading things in order I just chose to dive into Stolen Princess and hope for the best and my gosh did that leap of faith pay off. The heroine of Stolen Princess was so innocent, if that’s possible, that I really thought after the initial scene between her and the hero that I would become fed up with her character since with that type of innocence most likely comes naiveté. But I found myself shocked by the strength of the core of her character. Giselle might’ve been locked away from the world but she knew who she was and though she sought acceptance and found it in Karim she wasn’t changing no matter what. […]

Mine To Possess by Nalini Singh

Posted March 29, 2017
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Mine To Possess by Nalini Singh

I have been waiting for Clay’s story ever since we met him in Slave to Sensation. Mine to Possess was an amazing look into Clay’s past and the intricate details that made him one of the most dangerous Changelings in Nalini Singh’s dynamic and unique Psy-Changeling world. Gaining a well-rounded view of the stories I’d already read within the Psy-Changeling series is a beautiful thing. My ratings might change for what appears is the worse but I see it as something that shows growth. In rating Mine to Possess now as a 4 star instead the 5 star that it was, I feel that I’ve given the story a better look and experienced all that the story had to offer instead of focusing purely on the romance as I felt I did the first time around. I felt that even though Clay and Talin’s story progressed the Psy-Changeling series really well and […]

The Unyielding by Shelly Laurenston

Posted March 28, 2017
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The Unyielding by Shelly Laurenston

In first starting The Unyielding I kept flip flopping between loving its story and really wanting it to just get to its climax. It was only once I got to the end that everything that had taken place, everything that had been said made sense and I gained a better appreciation for the story of The Unyielding. I love that as I go into each Shelly Laurenston/G.A. Aiken story I’m not sure what to expect. Being a long time Laurenston reader I knew that I can just relax and let her writing take me wherever it wanted to go leaving me highly entertained, and in the case of The Unyielding the same proved true. My main issue with The Unyielding came from its heroine. Erin’s personality along with the seriousness of what was going on kept clashing, therefore disrupting the flow of the story. It didn’t get better, or start to make sense until the ending. […]

Trusting Bull by Jordan Marie

Posted March 27, 2017
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Trusting Bull by Jordan Marie

I was so scared to jump into Trusting Bull. I’ve made it no secret about the struggles I’ve found in getting through the stories by Jordan Marie lately, but I was in the mood for an interracial story and Trusting Bull spoke to me the loudest. Now while my fears were legitimate it gladdens my heart to say that Trusting Bull was an awesome story to read and experience. Even with Bull’s mistakes and certain actions I always loved his character all the way from the very beginning, in Breaking Dragon, but in Trusting Bull I felt like I was reading about a totally different character. It’s one thing when you’re reading about a characters’ actions, depending on the situation how they can appear to you, and then reading their individual story and seeing them in a different light. The later was what happened with Trusting Bull. In the previous installments I never […]

Second Grave on the Left by Darynda Jones

Posted March 24, 2017
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Second Grave on the Left by Darynda Jones

Second Grave on the Left was another story that I can’t seem to rate, or should I say that I’m not 100% confident in my rating for it. The story of Second Grave on the Left was highly entertaining and something I’m glad I experienced but the characters of Charley, Reyes, her dad, uncle, Garett, and just pretty much everyone except the ghosts got on my nerves. With the way things ended in First Grave on the Right I tried not to assume too much for Second Grave on the Left because of how different Darynda Jones writing is. The way things started in this second installment I knew that I was going to love its story and I had hoped that I would be able to cement my thoughts on Charley’s character. For Charley’s character I think I’ll need more than 2 books in this series to get used to. […]

Echo of Silence (Wild Embrace) by Nalini Singh

Posted March 23, 2017
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Echo of Silence (Wild Embrace) by Nalini Singh

In reading the synopsis of Echo of Silence (Wild Embrace) I was somewhat confused because it, again, contained characters I had never heard of. At least with Whisper of Sin I later learned that Ria became the receptionist at Dark River HQ even though I still don’t remember Emmett. But did that confusion keep me from reading Echo of Silence (Wild Embrace), which is the story that comes directly after Vision of Heat? Heck no, and after I turned to the last page I became very secure into just who Stefan will turn out to be, hopefully, in the later books of the Psy-Changeling series, and most importantly I have a feeling I know why Echo of Silence (Wild Embrace) came after Vision of Heat. The story of Echo of Silence (Wild Embrace) was wholly unique to the previous stories of the Psy-Changeling series. This wasn’t a story of changeling/Psy, or changeling/human […]

Beard Mode by Lani Lynn Vale

Posted March 23, 2017
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Beard Mode by Lani Lynn Vale

Yes! Beard Mode was everything I had my fingers crossed for! Except for Lani Lynn Vale’s Uncertain Saints MC series I am in deep love with her Dixie Wardens. So Beard Mode, the first story in Vale’s Alabama Chapter of the Dixie Wardens, Dixie Wardens Rejects MC, fits right into what I’ve been looking for. I was so grateful for the fact that Beard Mode carried a unique story that’s unlike any I’ve read by Vale before, it definitely does remind me of the quality of Vale’s earlier stories. It’s story contained a hero that wasn’t really looking for a mate, he was just trying to make it day by day. Even better nothing was rushed or felt out of place within Beard Mode‘s pages which I am so grateful for I can hardly put into words. I also thought that it was strange that no one ever called Aaron “Fatbaby” […]

Vision of Heat by Nalini Singh

Posted March 21, 2017
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Vision of Heat by Nalini Singh

Just with how great my re-read of Slave to Sensation revealed so many new things to me, Vision of Heat carried on the same theme. I knew from my first time reading Vision of Heat that it was a favorite purely for Vaughn and Faith’s character, but during my second time reading my thoughts on both of their characters and the story itself changed somewhat. In Vision of Heat were introduced to a new type of Psy, F-Psy – the foreseers, and we’re also introduced to the slow beginnings of a rebellion within the Psy race thanks to the arrogance of their Council. In my first reading of this 2nd installment I didn’t even pay attention to the either of these two areas, I only had eyes for the romance between Vaughn and Faith. Further, Vision of Heat gave more clues and really beefed up my interest in Judd and Walker, and just […]

I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie by Lani Lynn Vale

Posted March 20, 2017
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I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie by Lani Lynn Vale

I had the awesome privilege of beta reading this for the author way before I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie was released and while the rough draft was still classic Lani Lynn Vale there were some flaws that I’d hoped would’ve been ironed out. My hope in picking this read up for myself was that the finished copy would be smoother and more polished, sadly I found that it wasn’t. The romance between Keifer and Blythe was very adorkable and steamy (again classic Vale), but again the longevity execution of their love was left with quite a few holes. Just like with the entirety of I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie, the romance had high points but then took you through valleys that left you rolling your eyes in boredom. A lot of things were thrown at this couple and for the fact that they were […]