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The Wardrobe Mistress by Meghan Masterson

Posted September 5, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books - 0 Comments
The Wardrobe Mistress by Meghan Masterson

I will admit that I was skeptical about my chances of liking The Wardrobe Mistress, but I really fell for the spy, suspense, and romantic elements within its story. Early on Meghan Masterson introduced some of the main players, Marie Antoinette and her outspoken wardrobe mistress, Giselle. So the players and the playing field, or the political smoldering fire that’s waiting to erupt in France, had been laid out. At this point I wanted to be was all in, but the disconnect I had with Giselle’s character, with quite a few characters, throughout The Wardrobe Mistress held me back. It seemed like all the attention was placed on the events taking place and the political games being played that I found myself not really caring about Giselle’s character, but I for some reason instantly connected with Leon. Leon really fit into all the chaos that was going on. In scenes […]

Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh

Posted August 5, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books - 1 Comment
Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh

Just like with Shield of Winter I didn’t know what to expect with Shards of Hope. I also didn’t want to get my hopes up if it by chance ended up turning out like Heart of Obsidian. When I read the synopsis my eyebrows raised in wonder and a little bit of shock that Aiden and Zaira were the focal couple of Shards of Hope. My wonder and trust in Nalini Singh’s writing, and the fact that she hasn’t let me down and I didn’t think she would start with Aiden’s story, was enough for me to dive in. Both Zaira and Aiden’s characters, story, and background pulled at my heart stings. From their childhoods, training situations, and struggles in trying to navigate through of this new area of life all Arrows are having to experience my emotions were totally invested. But since Zaira and Aden, along with Vasic, reside […]

Shield of Winter by Nalini Singh @NaliniSingh @BerkleyRomance

Posted August 4, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books - 2 Comments
Shield of Winter by Nalini Singh @NaliniSingh @BerkleyRomance

Shield of Winter was everything I was looking for from the newer releases of Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changeling series. There’s so much yes that I want to shout at this story, but I’ll refrain and try to encompass my thoughts within the parameters of this review. I’m not ashamed to admit that I was iffy about how Shield of Winter was going to be executed. It’s no secret that I’ve struggled with a few of the previous stories within this series by Singh, but I realized that I need to stop being such a worry wort because it sours the great relationship I have with Singh’s writing. Plus, I’m also finding out that my worrying is for naught because Shield of Winter turned out to be so freaking good! Just like with the other characters in Shield of Winter, I had a hard time believing that Vasic would be able to […]

Rock Chick Revolution by Kristen Ashley @KristenAshley68

Posted June 21, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books - 4 Comments
Rock Chick Revolution by Kristen Ashley @KristenAshley68

I was so ready to skip over Rock Chick Revolution because just from the little I’d read of its story at the end of Rock Chick Regret I was not feeling the shenanigans I thought were going to take place. Also, it was from that little that I read that I easily got a distaste for Ally’s character, maybe because I thought that she was going to play games with Ren, I’m not entirely sure why now that I think about it. But color me shocked that I not only enjoyed Rock Chick Revolution but Ally might be my favorite Rock Chick! I seriously didn’t think that another heroine in the Rock Chick series would be able to top Jules and Sadie as my favorite but them and Ally are fighting for that number one position. Just like what I seem to be doing for Nalini Singh and her stories, […]

Flirtation of Fate (Wild Embrace) by Nalini Singh @NaliniSingh @BerkleyRomance

Posted May 20, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books - 6 Comments
Flirtation of Fate (Wild Embrace) by Nalini Singh @NaliniSingh @BerkleyRomance

Besides the lieutenants and soldiers in Snow Dancer that were mentioned in Kiss of Snow and Tangle of Need, not much has been said about the others, well…other than Cooper. But with the small glimpses we were able to get it was made known that Kenji and Garnet has some issues that needed to be worked out so it was great that in Flirtation of Fate (Wild Embrace) we are able to finally get their story. I loved that Nalini Singh made Flirtation of Fate (Wild Embrace) feel more like a romantic suspense than a paranormal romance story, although the paranormal elements are surely there because both Kenji and Garnet are changelings after all. Even though Flirtation of Fate (Wild Embrace) was a novella, it read more like a full length novel which was an unexpected treat because we were able to get a feel for each of Kenji and Garnet’s characters […]

Partners in Persuasion (Wild Embrace) by Nalini Singh @NaliniSingh @BerkleyRomance

Posted May 16, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books - 2 Comments
Partners in Persuasion (Wild Embrace) by Nalini Singh @NaliniSingh @BerkleyRomance

Oh I was not expecting the Psy-Changeling series to go in the direction it did with Partners in Persuasion (Wild Embrace)! Talk about a switch up in the modus operandi. Partners in Persuasion (Wild Embrace) is once again a testament to Nalini Singh’s determination to always think outside of the box. A submissive male wolf and a dominant female leopard, who would’ve thunk?! Heck, who would’ve thought that I would’ve loved their story so much?! We were first introduced to Felix I think in Kiss of Snow, or maybe it was Tangle of Need. Anyway, Felix headed the replanting of the land where Sienna’s X-Fire did some serious damage. It was in his working on that section of Snow Dancer territory where he first met – although he was too shy to ever say anything – Dezi, the Dark River solider who was on rotation for perimeter watch. It’s within this […]

Borrowed Souls by Chelsea Mueller @ChelseaVBC @skyhorsepub

Posted May 2, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books - 2 Comments
Borrowed Souls by Chelsea Mueller @ChelseaVBC @skyhorsepub

Regardless of the hard time I had with connecting with the heroine and certain parts of Borrowed Souls, it still contained everything I love about an Urban Fantasy (UF) story! I don’t know what it is about me, but I always have a hard time connecting with the first book of any UF series I’m starting. Perfect examples of this are the number of times I’ve re-read Magic Bites and Spider’s Bite before I thought all hope was lost. In discovered these wonderful things called audiobooks I’m now in love with the Kate Daniels series and in like with the Elemental Assassin series. Maybe (or maybe not) I’ll reserve my deeper thoughts of Borrowed Souls for after I listen to it on audio (fingers crossed for audio format). Out of all the UF stories that I’ve read and researched I have yet to come across one dealing with soul bartering, so I’m not […]

Texture of Intimacy (Wild Invitation) by Nalini Singh

Posted April 19, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books - 2 Comments
Texture of Intimacy (Wild Invitation) by Nalini Singh

Texture of Intimacy (Wild Invitation) started off exactly where Kiss of Snow ended (don’t you just love when a series continues on this way?!). Now while I immensely enjoy Walker and Lara’s mating and simply them as character I found myself bored with their ‘in the life of…’ story. (Ugh now I feel bad). I’ve always been curious about Walker, especially the ins and outs of his relationship with Judd. But even with that curiosity I still felt a disconnect with portions of his character and story with Lara. Lara on the other hand was always a character I loved see pop up on the pages of Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changelings series. Even with that being said I wasn’t so fascinated with her character that reading an entire story where she was the leading lady was going to do much for me. That sounds bad, and she really is a great character I just see her in […]

Declaration of Courtship (Wild Invitation) by Nalini Singh

Posted April 17, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books - 4 Comments
Declaration of Courtship (Wild Invitation) by Nalini Singh

In reading Play of Passion I knew I wanted Cooper’s story but I didn’t think that Declaration of Courtship (Wild Invitation) would come on the heels of its story. (I am seriously loving reading the Psy-Changeling series in its correct order). With each installment it seems Nalini Singh takes us deeper into this dynamic and unique world she has created, pulling back another layer that we didn’t know was there. In Declaration of Courtship (Wild Invitation) we were able to dive deeper into the mysterious relationship match up that was first introduced in Play of Passion, a dominant/submissive relationship. Since the series has been riddle with dominant/just as dominant relationships I was intrigued by how Singh was going to spin the story of Cooper (dominant) and Grace (submissive). The execution of Cooper and Grace’s relationship in Declaration of Courtship (Wild Invitation) went about in the only way it could’ve. I did, though, find myself […]

Play of Passion by Nalini Singh

Posted April 13, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books - 6 Comments
Play of Passion by Nalini Singh

For the sake of not repeating myself I’m just going to put it out there that my main issue with Play of Passion was the same issue I had with Branded By Fire, with a slight variation. With that being said I did end up loving Play of Passion. At first when I read the synopsis for Play of Passion I thought that Mercy’s friend from Branded By Fire was named Drew too and was being paired with Indigo. Thinking of Riley and Brenna’s brother Drew didn’t even enter into the mix nor did I think that he would even get his own story. I am seriously starting to realize I should never underestimate or assume anything about Nalini Singh’s writing. The one variation that I was talking about previously was the age difference between Indigo and Drew. Outside of the female dominant verses male dominant games, the age different game […]