Month: August 2017

Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews

Posted August 31, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books - 2 Comments
Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews

My gosh! This series just keeps geting better and better! I’m usually a stickler for figuring out how the story title fits into the story, but for a huge protion (about 85%) of the time I was listening to Renee Raudman’s narration of Magic Rises I kept forgetting its name lol. I was so caught up in what was going on in its story that the title didn’t matter. I’m not going to repeat myself on how awesome and compatible Curran and Kate are both together and as individuals because they definitely exhibited that. The plus side of this story, well there are a lot of positives, but the one I focused on most was how they both kept getting better and closer with each installment in this series, especially Magic Rises. The key elements that made Magic Rises so entertaining and intense was its story contents. Ilona Andrews took […]

The Bourbon Kings by J.R. Ward

Posted August 30, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books - 0 Comments
The Bourbon Kings by J.R. Ward

Goodness, when I stopped listening to The Bourbon Kings way back when, I never thought its story could get better, bolder, and more edge of your seat worthy. As I was listening to Alexander Cendese’s narration during my first time trying this story – by the way he’s amazing – The Bourbon Kings seriously had a Dallas, Dynasty feel to it. In realizing that, I knew that I wanted to experience its story more up close and personal. The Bourbon Kings was unlike any J.R. Ward story I’ve read before and yet you can still detect the bold and unique pen strokes that has made me a repeat reader of her work. Tulane was a hero that I still find myself trying to label. He’s not 100% an alpha male, or a boy-man that you might think from that opening scene. Any assupmtions you come up with by the playing […]

So I Married A Sorcerer by Kerrelyn Sparks

Posted August 29, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books - 1 Comment
So I Married A Sorcerer by Kerrelyn Sparks

What I’m about to say doesn’t say much about So I Married A Sorcerer and yet it still applies. I never really have an issue with jumping into new historical romance, or even fantasy/paranormal historical romance, reads that grab my attention, but it’s always the second installments that makes me hesitant about diving in. I only bought this up because I was hesistant in diving into So I Married A Sorcerer because I’ve been burned more than once by both the first and second installment of quite a few series. The stories that prove me wrong and turn out to be better than expected end up sticking with me more than the initial finishing of said story. This scenario was what happened, to a certain extent, with So I Married A Sorcerer. While I was hoping for another of the supporting characters from How To Tame A Beast in Seven […]

I’m Only Here For the Beard by Lani Lynn Vale

Posted August 28, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books - 0 Comments
I’m Only Here For the Beard by Lani Lynn Vale

I know I should be slightly uncomfortable with I’m Only Here For the Beard becasue of certain things within it, but I just can’t get over how smooth this story was, and let’s not forget entertaining. Sean and Naomi balanced each other and had such great chemistry that other than Aaron (Fatbaby) and Imogen they’re an easy favorite. It is starting to get irksome when Lani Lynn Vale introduces certain story threads and doesn’t follow through, I would’ve really like to know why Sean’s ex-wife was popping back up now after all this time had passed. I really wish that I could overlook this missing part in her stories but I can’t dub her books well-rounded if it’s not. I was also bothered by how everything was honky dory with Jessie James and Tommy Tom’s sister situation, like he essentially stole a brother’s girl and this same girl could’ve caused […]

Rock Chick Reawakening by Kristen Ashley

Posted August 27, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books - 0 Comments
Rock Chick Reawakening by Kristen Ashley

Nothing could’ve prepared me for the gut punch and love story that Rock Chick Reawakening produced between Daisy and Marcus, not even the other Rock Chick books. I will admit that outside of who he was for Daisy I never paid much attention to Marcus, and after finishing Rock Chick Reawakening I’m both happy and sad about this. If he somehow exhibited everything that makes him freaking awesome in the previous Rock Chick books I would seriously feel like I missed out, and if he didn’t I’m glad that I was able to officially meet him in Rock Chick Reawakening. Right out the gate Rock Chick Reawakening had me all in my feelings, crying and junk – y’all know how KA’s books can be. I wasn’t ready nor was I expecting this immediate of an emotional response. I know that it was alluded to Daisy having a catastrophic background but […]

Corrupt by Penelope Douglas

Posted August 26, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books - 0 Comments
Corrupt by Penelope Douglas

What did I just read?! What the heck did I just read?! From the synopsis of Corrupt alone I totally saw its story turning out differently than it did, my goodness! The twisted individual in me really enjoyed the Four Horsemen, but Michael jacked me all the way up…where has this man been all my literary life?! Like, at first I so didn’t want to like him because he gave off ‘punk boy’ vibes, but then as things moved on past that initial meeting between the heroine and him I started to warm up to him. I will even admit, under duress of course, that I sort of kinda dug the butthead of the group (shoot can’t remember his name, I seriously have to start taking notes down, this is getting embarassing). He was a seriously messed up individual but there was something sort of redeemable about him that I […]

Allegiance of Honor by Nalini Singh

Posted August 25, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books - 0 Comments
Allegiance of Honor by Nalini Singh

I have to admit that I was sadden when starting Allegiance of Honor. This sadness had nothing to do with Nalini Singh’s note at the end of Shards of Hope or the one at the beginning of Allegiance of Honor. It’s just that its story represents the end of a chapter that has been part of my reading life for a long time. After being supplied with action filled story after action filled story I felt a smidgen of disappointment at how toned down Allegiance of Honor was. The stories before this installment was full of all types of changes and hype that I seriously thought that Allegiance of Honor would carry the same tone. In hindsight I’m glad for Singh’s decision to tone down this story, the second chapter of her Psy-Changeling series needed to be able to come out strong and if Allegiance of Honor went off with […]

Lady Luck by Kristen Ashley

Posted August 24, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books - 0 Comments
Lady Luck by Kristen Ashley

I don’t know what it says about a Kristen Ashley story that I can go in and re-experience everything that made me fall in love with it the first time, it’s gotta be magic. Out of all the stories that I’ve read so far within the Colorado Mountain series, I’d have to say that Ty has more edge to him than both Max and Tatum combined. Where you know that Tate and Max are certified badasses it’s almost like Ty invented all that the word could mean. In scenes within Lady Luck where Ty and Tate would interact with each other you can just tell the immense difference between the two. Maybe Tate and Max have been tempered because of who they married, but even after Ty got his HEA his raw alpha maleness wasn’t contained, it was almost as if it was focused. Lexi was also something special and […]

Bound By Flames by Jeaniene Frost

Posted August 23, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books - 2 Comments
Bound By Flames by Jeaniene Frost

Unlike with Once Burned, I remember quite a few scenes and the opinions I had about Bound By Flames from the first time I read it, and I will admit that my reception of its story wasn’t all that good. Maybe during that first read I was sort of over Szygali’s villainous reign and reappearance, but whatever it was I wasn’t a victim to it this time around. Bound by Flames was initially the end of the Night Prince series by Jeaniene Frost, and at the time that I first read it it didn’t feel like the conclusion to the series so I was ecstatic that she came out with the final book Into the Fire. I say that only because Bound by Flames felt like the climax to the series instead of the finale. In this installment of the Night Prince series everything came to a head, Szygali seriously […]

Fierce Obsessions by Suzanne Wright

Posted August 22, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books - 2 Comments
Fierce Obsessions by Suzanne Wright

I’m really glad that Riley and Tao finally got their story in Fierce Obsession, but it sucks that the overall story fell completely through for me. I can’t quite put my finger on it but Fierce Obsession felt like a reguritated version of the earlier stories in this particular seris; Greta forever hating, anal sex being a priority, and old pack/flocks causing issues. Riley and Tao were very compatible and complemented each other immensely, but the drama surrounding their story, as well as the aftermath of their mating got boring quick. I did enjoy the beginning of Fierce of Obsession and the parts where Savanah and Dexter were present, but sad to say I sort of checked out from the rest of the story.