Friday, May 26, 2017

Giving It All: Christi Barth

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So I may have missed the previous book in the series, which made things a little bit confusing. However, I was still able to understand what went on. But I would not recommend reading these as standalones.

Anyways...I really did like this book. I thought Logan was an amazing person. I liked the transformation he went through during this book. And of course it was mostly due to Brooke. Brooke was a character that had an amazing amount of strength and resilience.

I found that she was my favorite character in this series so far. I loved that she was so passionate about what she does, and that she saw through Logan and his issues. She cared enough to stick around and help him, and love him.

The two had such wonderful chemistry. Their banter was on point, and made better by the fact that they had so much history together. Overall, the book was really well done. It was funny, and somehow incredibly emotional for a romance novel. Don't worry, it still gets hot and steamy and mushy and everything else you would expect, but there really is some harsh reality in this one as well.

It was a quick read, and I would recommend that any of you on the fence should just read it.
Now....I get to go back and read the one I missed.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Royal Scandal: Marquita Valentine

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Can I just say how much I love these awesome and quite ridiculous prince-in-hiding falling in love with a girl who doesn't know it but then gets to become a princess plots? Because I absolutely love them. Seriously. And now that I think about it, there are more than there probably should be. But oh well.

So when I saw this one pop up on my dash, I ran for it screaming with excitement.

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And let me tell you. This book lived up to all my expectations. It was perfectly cheesy, cute, predictable, funny, dramatic and emotional, but well worth the read. It was an easy read, and I did it all in one sitting.

Colin was a great character. The traditional perfect prince. He is kind, protective, and loyal to those he loves. Della was wonderful. She was kind and loves and devotes herself to those she considers family. I loved the interaction between the two of them as well. Colin was so taken by her, and she was so sassy, so fun and livened up his life.

Of course, what would a book like this be without a slightly-crazy but still relevant fight between the lovely couple? Boring, really, really boring. And even though the conflict was meant to bring in some drama, some new element to the story, I just couldn't help but feel like this particular argument/drama bit has been done just a tad too much. It was still good, and as far as secret-prince with an unknowing girl go, there isn't a whole lot of other conflict that meshes well. I did enjoy the whole parents-were-crazy plot. That kept the book interesting for sure, it was something new that I hadn't really encountered before in a book like this.

Colin's family were great characters as well. In fact, most all the side characters were likable. 

Overall, I really did like the book. It was well-written and just a good read. Really guys, I guess...just read it.

And now I get to read the next one!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Deepest Blue: Kim Williams Justesen

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Well guys, this one was just not my cup of tea. I couldn't get into the plot, couldn't really relate to the characters, didn't particularly enjoy some of the characters (let's be was one very specific female side character, you know who I mean). Not for me man...

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This was a phenomenal plot, seriously. It was emotional, with complex characters, had a real life feel to it. Which is one of the only reasons I liked it. I could so easily see everything happening as I was reading it. And it was heartbreaking, but uplifting at the same time. That part of it, that was wonderful and amazing.

Overall, this one was just a dud for me. The book was well-written, well thought out, and easy to read, and I'm sure there are plenty of people out there who would enjoy it. I'm just not one of them.

I would recommend this for people who have some time to spare, enjoy a little bit of high-stakes drama, and those who enjoy emotional books. For the rest of you, you might still enjoy it.

Happy reading!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Becoming A Legend: Sarah Robinson

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First, I have to say that I am so glad I stuck with this series. The first one was a bit iffy, the last one was pretty good, and this one is even better. Was it cheesy and predictable and maybe a little ridiculous?

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Did I love it anyways?

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I have no regrets.

Moving on, I loved Nora and Kane. They were perfect for each other. They both needed to relax and have some fun....and oh boy did they.

I have loved Nora from the moment she was introduced. I liked her backstory, it gave her character so much depth and strength. Nora was a character I could easily relate to (except for the whole crazy bookie thing). Of course, like all his brothers, Kane was a hero. He came in and swept her problems away, but still gave her independence.

I liked that the relationship had a bit more authenticity to it. It took place over the course of almost two months, instead of days. Kane has always intrigued me, and I'm glad he ended up with someone like Nora. 

I'm also super happy about the fact that we got to see the marriage of two other characters in this one. 

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. Both of the characters were well written, and the book was an easy read. It was well written and easy to get hooked on. But now I'm excited to see whose story we get next!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Wrong Question, Right Answer: Elle Casey

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This is the third book in this fabulous series by Elle Casey. I have followed this series from the beginning, and it just keeps getting better. I have to say that I was curious about Toni, and this book provided me with answers and the most amazing love story.

This one wasn't all completely lovey-dovey. It was rough and rocky and full of heartbreak (of the cry-alone-in-your-room-to-sad-music kind).

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But it was worth it. So worth it.

I didn't really see Toni and Lucky coming in as a couple, but they work well with each other. Really well. 

Of course, this book wouldn't be complete without the wit and humor that I have come to expect from this author. I was laughing so much during this book. And is a roller coaster guys, get ready and buckle up.

Overall I loved it! It is just what I wanted from this series, short, emotional, and has a happy ending. I can't wait to read the next one! Well done Elle Casey, well done.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Storm of Ecstasy: Setta Jay

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As much as I like this series (beyond all the smuttiness and sex-crazed otherworldly beings) I am beginning to find myself a bit bored. Don't get me wrong, I still liked this book, but oddly, I want more of the plot, instead of the romance.

In this installment, Pothos (known as P) finds his mate Gefn. Gefn is a goddess of another world, and this book picked up exactly where the previous book left off. With a standoff between the worlds, before P whisks away with Gefn for some old-fashioned bonding time.

As you can imagine, the story is predictable from there, the two mate, and Gefn's brothers try to intervene, a little bit of plot development with whatever bad shit is going to eventually happen.

I liked the new characters, and the hint at what the next book is about. However, there are officially too many characters to keep track of. I have very little idea who anyone is anymore, they are just a list of names at this point. And with these new characters (and their names), it seems less likely that I will remember them as well. I can see all these new romances developing, but I'm really not interested in that aspect anymore.

On a sidenote...where is the author getting these names. I don't even know if I'm pronouncing them right anymore they've gotten so weird.

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Overall, the book was good. I read it all in one sitting, it was short, but had a couple things I didn't quite see coming. I am committed to finishing this series, and am excited for the next one to come out.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Burn Down the Night: M O'Keefe

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Alright, so after realizing that this was the third in the series, I quickly went back and read the first two (I couldn't just start in the middle of it). The first two were pretty good. I liked the drama (it was like reading a soap opera script), the characters, and all the crazy intrigue.

This book was pretty much the same, but with a new perspective. 

In the third installment, we get the perspective of Max (the badass biker brother who really has a heart of gold) and Olivia (the crazy stripper, not-DEA agent, former cult member chick).

I never really pictured these two getting together, just too much personality to be able to fit into one room. But, as always happens with a romance novel, they got together anyway, shit blew up in their faces, and they had crazy hot sex, and kinda live happily ever after.....I mean, what else would they do?

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Although it was a little unbelievable (that ending..come on) with all the family love going was still enjoyable. It didn't take me very long to read, but I really did end up liking this author.

I wish I could give this more that three stars (lets make it 3.5), but it just was a touch too crazy for me.

I think it is safe to say that the next book will be great as well. I'm excited to see the couple for the next book and how they end up getting together.