Blaze of Memory by Nalini Singh

Posted April 7, 2017
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Blaze of Memory by Nalini Singh

Let me see if I can write this review on Blaze of Memory without crying… Not only was the ending sad/happy but the entire story of Blaze of Memory was sad/happy. You’re happy because a character that’s best friends with Ashaya and who helped rescue two little ones has come back from the dead. You’re sad because of the torture she experienced and is still reeling from the effects of all throughout Blaze of Memory. (Oh gosh my emotions!!!!) Even though I’ve read Blaze of Memory before, matter of fact this was the story I stopped with during my last attempt at getting through the Psy-Changeling series, I still thought that it would be about Max – the cop we were introduced to in Mine to Possess. Nope, Blaze of Memory was all about Devraj Santos (I love his name!), Director of the Shine Foundation, and Katya, lost but returned […]

Please Don’t Tell My Parents I’ve Got Henchmen by Richard Roberts

Posted April 6, 2017
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Please Don’t Tell My Parents I’ve Got Henchmen by Richard Roberts

There’s something so amazing about listening to a story that’s not filled with the usual drama I find in my other reads, or the drama is a lite version of what I’m used to. Please Don’t Tell My Parents I’ve Got Henchmen was all of this; so refreshing. The main character, Penny, was such a hoot. Between her inner dialogue and antics I just loved her character. Emily Woo Zeller does all the characters almost perfectly, except the males, but she especially does Penny’s really well. Having never read the actual books of this series I have nothing to compare the way Zeller does Penny’s voice to, but if I were to ever read the books myself I don’t think I would able to put any other voice to her character. The humor in Please Don’t Tell My Parents I’ve Got Henchmen literally had me laughing while listening. I never knew that […]

Branded By Fire by Nalini Singh

Posted April 5, 2017
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Branded By Fire by Nalini Singh

I found the first portion, the first 25%, of Branded by Fire really hard to get into. I can’t really say if it was Mercy or Riley’s character that made it so dang hard to get into this story, but it could very well have been a combination of both. Even though I did end up enjoying Branded by Fire it was a long and tumultuous road getting there. Before I read Branded by Fire, Mercy and Riley were characters I neither loved nor hated and in previous stories they just weren’t characters I paid much attention to. Yeah, we learned a little more about Riley’s motivations and past in Caressed by Ice but not so much that I clamored to read more about him. The same can be said about Mercy’s character in Hostage to Pleasure. So was it my lukewarm feelings towards both Mercy and Riley that made […]

Dorian (Wild Embrace) by Nalini Singh

Posted April 4, 2017
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Dorian (Wild Embrace) by Nalini Singh

What a awesome treat Dorian (Wild Embrace) was!!! I can’t believe that Nalini Singh chose to write this continuation to a story of one of the most dynamic and unique characters out of her Psy-Changeling series! Dorian (Wild Embrace) gave all the ends and outs that I craved to know about Dorian, both when he learned about his latency and how he learned to cope with it while rising through the ranks of the Dark River pack. At first when I began reading I thought that we were just going to get past snapshots of Dorian’s life and while I was fine with that there would’ve been some disappointment if that was all that we got. I’ve was itching to know what happened after Dorian’s big reveal in Hostage to Pleasure so for the fact that Singh didn’t leave us waiting for long to find out the aftermath of its ending […]

Hostage To Pleasure by Nalini Singh

Posted April 4, 2017
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Hostage To Pleasure by Nalini Singh

I must have seriously overlooked Hostage to Pleasure when I read it the first time because in reading it this time I am in love with its story. My symptoms consist of the heart eyes, heart palpitations, and sweaty palms. Hostage to Pleasure was seriously something special to behold. Dorian’s story has been, in my opinion, one of the storylines that the Psy-Changeling series has been building up to – the other being Hawke and Sienna’s story. So just imagine with all of the build up of 4 books with the novellas in-between how excited I was to get back into this series and read Dorian’s story with fresh eyes and fresh expectations. Now that I’m thinking about it, I’ve been looking forward to Ashaya’s story as well with just as much anticipation. From the very start – I’m not just talking about the beginning of Hostage to Pleasure but […]

Forbidden Princess by Alexa Riley

Posted April 3, 2017
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Forbidden Princess by Alexa Riley

I know that I said in my review of His Princess that Alexa Riley tied up Vlad and Tabitha’s story up nicely well I recant that statement. Forbidden Princess was everything I’d hoped was the inner workings of Tabitha and Vlad’s relationship. I knew when Tabby described Vlad’s actions towards her as caveman that I was going to love their relationship. But not only Forbidden Princess did give us their story it also cleared some things up with Alena and Tabitha’s witch of a mother. I loved Forbidden Princess and I loved that Riley chose to conclude this series, which was only supposed to have been a trilogy, with their story.

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. […]