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.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

My Song for You: Stina Lindenblatt

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Yet another book this year that felt like an emotional punch to the gut.

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So, other than almost crying when reading every other was great.

It was emotional, loving and cute. (Predictable, and over the top-yes-but still cute.) My favorite problem that tears couples apart (ugh....not) came for another visit! MISCOMMUNICATION takes the cake again this year everyone.

It was the only thing about this book that bothered me.

I really liked the new characters. I liked this one better than the first book (that seems to be a theme for this year as well), and I cant wait for the next one to come out. I'm excited to see which band member is going to fall next.

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How to Catch a (Falling) Star: Gabrielle Aquilina

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First, can I just say that this one was like, 20 times better than the first one. I'm not sure what it was, but I loved Johnny and Darcy so much more. Honestly, I barely remember the people in the last book. I do like that we see the continued relationship in this one though, it seemed more natural.

Darcy undergoes a relatively traumatic experience, and thankfully, Johnny is there to help her out. Johnny steps in to help Darcy, going so far as to keep her secret, which is what sets this whole book in motion. It all revolves around this one secret, that no one is willing to speak up about.

Which, of course, leads to absolute chaos. Don't worry, eventually, it all leads to a happy resolution.

Darcy speaks up for women everywhere, Johnny becomes a hero, they live happily ever after.

Yeah, this book may be a little predictable, a little cheesy, but totally worth it. Don't worry, just like the last one, there is plenty of steamy bedroom romance for everyone.

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A super short read, great for whenever you have the time.

Now I just have to wait for the next one.

Undeniable: Cherie M. Hudson

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Ahhhhhh, this series makes my heart so happy.

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I mean, come on. All of these books have been amazing, and cute, and so sweet I can feel myself getting cavities. This author has a way of making her characters come to life, of making me wish for a happy ending for all of them.

Now, this series has always packed an emotional punch, but this one was like a kick in the ribs. It was a roller coaster from beginning to end. This story featured a female lead that was deaf in one ear and hard of hearing in the other. Chase was an amazing character. I fell in love with her during the last book. She is fierce, and loving, and so loyal.

Caden is much the same, as much as I didn't want this book to be his, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked it. Caden was so caring, and so willing to do whatever was necessary for Chase.

This book hit me on a more personal one. I have a very good friend that is deaf, and Caden learning sign so that he can communicate more easily with just made my heart melt. Sign language isn't the easiest to learn, but it just proves how much Caden loves Chase. Not to mention, he's been travelling halfway across the world just to visit her.

This whole series is great. I do recommend reading the previous book, so that you can understand the background for this installment.

I think that may have been one of my favorite parts. These two characters have known each other for a while now, it took time between them to get together. Chase had to get over a bad relationship, and Caden patiently waited for her. This wasn't some crazy meeting that ends up with the couple getting married one week later after having nonstop sex. It was an invested relationship (even if they didn't like each other at first).

As far as romance goes, it was good, there were some pretty good steamy scenes in here as well (full of emotion and love instead of just a whole bunch of crazy sex between two people who hardly know each other). I highly recommend this one as a perfect read for an in between book slump.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Meat: Opal Carew

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Alright, so I have to say that the last Opal Carew book I read...was a flop to me(I think I still have nightmares). This one was much better. Now, it was still a little crazy  (I mean come on, having all this sex, with no condom, and after like a week, a proposal? Seriously!?).

That's just.....ugh. Ok, moving on.

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Well, I did like the characters in this book. Rex was a likeable character, all tall and sexy and tatted up. What's not to like (so...I suppose there is one thing, but I'm not going to spoil anything if you haven't read it yet).

Rebecca was also pretty likeable. She was a take charge kind of girl, and she wasn't afraid to stand up for herself. I really liked that. She was a businesswoman, and a good one, at that. Rebecca definitely wasn't afraid of getting what she wanted in life, by being assertive. And man, that is so refreshing for a book like this. It's too often that these books are all about a woman falling for a guy, and then lose themselves, relying on their man for everything.

Not Rebecca. Although I'm not a huge fan of her health choices, she was a perfect fit for someone like Rex.

Overall, this book was pretty good (especially compared to the last one I read by this author). It was a really quick read, with a pretty predictable plotline. The book is resolved, I didn't leave with any unanswered questions, but I felt like it was left a little too open. There is an opening for a second book.