Posts Tagged: book review

Sep 27
Book Review: Mina Vaughn’s How to Discipline Your Vampire + Giveaway

Book Review: Mina Vaughn’s How to Discipline Your Vampire + Giveaway

When I first read the synopsis for Mina Vaughn’s How to Discipline Your Vampire, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it because it sounded like a really fun read. While Vaughn does deliver on humor, the romance aspect between Cerise and William was a bit underdeveloped. Cerise Norrell is a substitute school teacher by day and a Domme by night. Unable to find a sub worthy of her and her expectations, she offers trial periods to potential candidates. No one seems to interest her or able to meet her demands, but then out of nowhere William Gentry appears and he’s ready to submit. Together Cerise and William embark on a test period to see if they’ll be a match. William surprises Cerise by meeting her demands and oftentimes… Read more »

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Sep 26
Book Review: Daniel Kalla’s Rising Sun, Falling Shadow

Book Review: Daniel Kalla’s Rising Sun, Falling Shadow

Daniel Kalla’s Rising Sun, Falling Shadow is the highly anticipated sequel to The Far Side of the Sky. If you’re worried about spoilers, you won’t find any major ones preventing you from enjoying Rising Sun. Kalla provides enough back-story and allows a reader to delve right in without being lost. The year is 1943 and bowing to Nazi pressure, the Japanese force thousands of Jewish refugees in Shanghai to relocate. Newlyweds Franz and Sunny Adler endure the move to the ghetto and continue to operate the only hospital for Jewish refugees amid difficult conditions. While Franz is willing to make the best of the situation, Sunny wants revenge for the death of her father. She joins a resistance group, believing in their cause while Franz’s daughter, Hannah is lured into… Read more »

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Sep 24
Blog Tour: Review-Lisa Desrochers’ A Little Too Far + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Review-Lisa Desrochers’ A Little Too Far + Giveaway

I know a few readers will be turned off when they read the synopsis about Lexie sleeping with her stepbrother. Most will view it as a taboo subject, but in reality it does happen. I knew a girl in high school who fell in love with hers although they didn’t grow up together. When I read the synopsis for Lisa Desrochers’ A Little Too Far, I was intrigued. When the opportunity came to review it for a blog tour, I couldn’t pass up the chance. Narration is first person via Lexie and we get to experience Rome through her. She’s a good narrator and I often felt as if I were in Rome with her experiencing the food, sights, and smells. If you’ve visited Rome, you’ll easy fall into place… Read more »

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Sep 21
Blog Tour: Review-Christina Lee’s All of You + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Review-Christina Lee’s All of You + Giveaway

When I first heard of Christina Lee’s All of You, I wasn’t sure what to think. Even after I read the synopsis, I wasn’t feeling the love or the urge to really read it. Virgin heroes in the past haven’t wowed me. Lee’s All of You came highly recommended by a friend and I decided to give it a try. If Avery Michaels had a personal motto, it would probably be: love ‘em and leave ‘em. Growing up with a mother who didn’t have the best relationships with men, Avery quickly learns to avoid the trouble relationships entail. Instead, she’s satisfied with having a friend with benefits and the occasional one night stand. The night she first spots Bennett, he’s all she wants, but he ignores her. She puts the… Read more »

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Sep 12
Book Review: Sherry Thomas’ The Burning Sky

Book Review: Sherry Thomas’ The Burning Sky

I’m a big fan of Sherry Thomas’ historical romances and when I heard she wrote a YA fantasy novel, The Burning Sky, I wasn’t sure what to think other than express concern that may she be walking away from historicals. Then I read the synopsis and couldn’t wait to read it! It was everything I had hoped it would be and so much more! Prophecy states that a great elemental mage will one day save the realm from Bane, a powerful mage. Iolanthe Seabourn has heard the stories and when she’s told she’s the one prophesied, she’s not sure what to believe. It’s Prince Titus of Elberon who comes to her rescue when her attempt to fix a batch of elixir goes wrong when she summons lightning. Titus knows the… Read more »

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Sep 11
Book Review: Kat Bastion’s Forged in Dreams and Magick

Book Review: Kat Bastion’s Forged in Dreams and Magick

Isobel MacInnes travels to Scotland to visit her ill grandfather, but realizes he’s on his deathbed. Shortly afterwards, she decides to explore the area and begins to experience car trouble. Frustrated she gets out of the vehicle, begins to walk and is lost in her thoughts. She trips and finds herself in a creek where she stumbles upon a strange looking box and as an archeology student she’s intrigued. Taking the box back to the US, she hopes her mentor can help her find its origin and what it means. What she doesn’t count on is a visit from her friend who happens to be movie star hunk Iain Brodie. Iain can have any woman he wants and the moment he steps into her office he’s instantly attracted to her…. Read more »

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Sep 10
Book Review: Liz DeJesus’ First Frost

Book Review: Liz DeJesus’ First Frost

Seventeen-year-old Bianca Frost can’t wait to graduate high school and move on with her life. She works at the fairy tale museum run by parents and is the only employee since her parents refuse to hire outside help. She tries to make the best out of the situation and grudgingly assists her mother when needed. One night she returns home to find her mother battling a witch. She watches in awe as her mother conjures up fire and sends a ball of light towards Lenore. Afterwards her mother tells Bianca the family secret: they are descendants of Snow White. Bianca accepts her heritage and begins to train with her mother on how to use her own magic. Everything seems to be going well until Lenore comes back and kidnaps Bianca’s… Read more »

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Sep 09
Blog Tour: Review-Angela Carlie’s Jenny’s Blue Velvet + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Review-Angela Carlie’s Jenny’s Blue Velvet + Giveaway

I’ll go ahead and admit it: I wanted to be part of the blog tour based on the cover alone! It’s gorgeous, but when I actually read the synopsis, I was intrigued and Angela Carlie doesn’t disappoint! Carlie’s Jenny’s Blue Velvet is a story within a story and by that I mean, we get Jenny’s story and a glimpse into the book she’s writing. Jenny is an author and dreams of publishing her book and it becoming a bestseller in order for her husband, Jason, to quit his job and spend more time with her and the girls. I really enjoyed Carlie’s writing and she knows how to throw a curve ball I didn’t see coming. The alternate text from the story Jenny was writing was engaging and at times,… Read more »

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Sep 04
Book Review: Jessica Lemmon’s Can’t Let Go

Book Review: Jessica Lemmon’s Can’t Let Go

Jessica Lemmon’s Can’t Let Go was originally scheduled for an October release with Hard to Handle set for September, but the dates were changed. While some may hate the ending to Can’t Let Go and call it a cliffhanger, it really isn’t one. If you haven’t read Tempting the Billionaire, you don’t need to in order to enjoy Can’t Let Go, but I do recommend it because you’ll have a better understanding of the time frame. It’s not necessary though! Those that read Lemmon’s Tempting the Billionaire will remember Sadie and Aiden. Both are secondary characters and we know from Tempting that Sadie ends up dating Aiden. What we don’t know is exactly what happened between the two of them. Crickitt attempts to get to the bottom of it, but… Read more »

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Sep 03
Book Review: T.A. Anderson’s Cutting Deep

Book Review: T.A. Anderson’s Cutting Deep

Ande’s dream has always been to attend Riverview’s prestigious culinary school. When she finally is accepted, she’s ready to put her life back on track, but doesn’t count on meeting one very sexy chef, Daniel. Daniel is an instructor and while she tries her hardest to keep away from him, their attraction is mutual and both purse a relationship. Soon Ande’s life as a student becomes complicated and if that wasn’t enough, her ex-husband is back in the picture. Not everything is at it seems and the more Ande gets to know Daniel, the more of a mystery he becomes. Will Ande be forced to choose between her dream and love? T.A. Anderson’s Cutting Deep is such a fun, fast paced read! It has humor, suspense, and of course romance!… Read more »

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Sep 02
Book Review: Jennifer Lane’s With Good Behavior

Book Review: Jennifer Lane’s With Good Behavior

Grant Madsen and Sophie Taylor have been burned by the same people and they don’t even know it! Both have been recently released from prison and are prepared to put their stint in the system behind; however, the past has a way of catching up. When Sophie meets Grant outside their parole officer’s door both are attracted to each other. Everyone around them tries to separate them, but together they find their footing and help each other. Just when things couldn’t go wrong Grant receives an unexpected visit and Sophie finally realizes he’s related to the man who put her in prison. Jennifer Lane has crafted an intricate story that leaves you breathless. First of all, I’m not a big fan of reading about the Mafia because I feel it… Read more »

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Aug 29
Blog Tour: Review-Karen Ranney’s The Devil of Clan Sinclair + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Review-Karen Ranney’s The Devil of Clan Sinclair + Giveaway

I’ve always wanted to read Karen Ranney’s books, but I’ve never had the chance. When the opportunity came to participate in the blog tour, I couldn’t say no! Ranney’s The Devil of Clan Sinclair was a delightful read! I’m a big fan of reunited lovers and Ranney’s The Devil of Clan Sinclair doesn’t disappoint! Writing was engaging and I loved the banter between Macrath and Virginia. I most particularly enjoyed how Ranney introduced us to the couple and especially how their romance developed and how they were torn apart. Character development was strong, but I couldn’t feel much empathy for Virginia especially after she agrees to Enid, her mother-in-law’s plan. I know people do crazy things in desperate times, but I just wanted her to show some backbone. Even Enid… Read more »

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