Sunday, October 25, 2015

Ecstasy Claimed: Setta Jay

**Copy provided by author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**

So....more smut. A whole bunch of it. Do I care? NO.

But this one was better than the last one to me. I loved that once Alyssa found out what was going on she just did whatever the hell she wanted. The whole going off to the pleasure islands was almost comical, except it was hot. Like, scorching hot, make sure you have ice on hand. 

Actually, it wasn't just the island part...the whole book is really hot. This author is great at dirty talk and sex.

I did understand her hurt though...from her perspective Gregoire was a total ass. But hey, typical male and all that. I'm just glad it all got worked out.

The background plot (the non romance part that is) is getting more interesting. The villains in this series are fairly well written (they are pure evil) but some of the logic in this is hard to follow. 

I'm enjoying how the author is working in this different world and all the rules that the different races have to adhere to, but sometimes it gets confusing for me.

Overall it was decent and a really really quick read. It only took me a few hours, perfect for a quick break or great to relax and read on the beach or plane.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Ecstasy Unbound: Setta Jay

**Copy provided by author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**

If you don't like smut...just skip this book and review now. The whole book was pretty much sex.

This was my first para-romance book...and it was interesting. Some aspects of the plot are cool (and there was a surprising amount of intricacy with the whole mating ceremony and details leading up to it), and some are confusing and filled with holes. But it is a smut book....I didn't really expect anything else.

Alex was awesome. She had a kick ass attitude and was able to deal with Urian and his alpha-male craziness, along with being able to beat up the bad guys.

Good and pretty quick read, with lots of sex.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

How to Catch a (Rock) Star: Gabrielle Aquilina

**Copy provided by author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**

Although this was a well done book, there wasn't anything that was super original about it. It was sweet and cute with the right amount of drama for a rock star romance book. But overall...

Just meh.

I liked that Lillie worked so hard to overcome her stage was cool to watch. I definitely liked Lillie better than Jed as well. She was stronger, even with the stage fright, and finally decided to go get what she wanted.

It was a solid three stars, and I'm hoping that maybe another book with some more HEA's for the rest of the band will happen.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

You Are Mine: Jackie Ashenden

**ARC copy provided by author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**

I really, really, really wanted to like this book. I was so excited for Zac and Eva's story. And it fell flat. I enjoyed it well enough until Zac decided he was going to take charge. I know he was all "I will never hurt you or push you too far and you are safe with me" but I did not like the way he played with Eva. Most of those scenes had me cringing and shaking my head.

It didn't feel safe, and it most certainly didn't seem like he cared about Eva. Eva went through some pretty traumatic shit and I though Zac pushed her way too much.

I did enjoy getting Eva's background (even though it was heart wrenching). I liked getting to see another side of Zac, his protective side. I liked that Eva wasn't afraid to stand up to him, that she felt safe enough with him to be herself. 

The ending of the book shocked me a bit. Be warned, it is a sudden and explosive, with some repercussions that have lasting effects on all the characters, including a side character! 

Overall, the book was okay, it finished off the over-arcing plot that had me so hooked. But again, like the rest of the series, there was nothing that sucked me in so much that I couldn't put the book down. I think there is another book in the series coming out but I'm quitting now.