Friday, February 10, 2017

Review: Hold

Hold Hold by Zannie Adams
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I got on Amazon to get the next Ice Barbarian book by Ruby Dixon and I kind of stumbled on this one and it sounded good.

Riana get in trouble to trespassing... yeah thrown onto a prison planet for life because she trespassed.. haha life is a freaking bitch. This prison planet, the Hold, is disguising. There are no rules and very few females. She was given the advise to find the biggest guy there, give herself to him and then he would protect her.. and that is exactly what she did.

So the story line is pretty basic. I have actually read a story similar to this before. And I am still not quite sure why I needed to read this.. honestly I think it had a lot to do with the cover. So simple but still amazing. So great job to whoever made the cover because I paid $2.99 for a short book because of it.

I loved Cain (he's the big guy that she gives herself to. In case that wasn't obvious). He was gruff, didn't like to talk, and he grunted a lot. But he was also sweet and while everyone else in the prison was basically an animal, he kept his humanity.. at least most of it. Raina I had a harder time liking and I honestly can't tell you why. Her thoughts just annoyed me.

Do I think this book was worth 3 dollars? No, it was too short to pay a regular ebook price. But it was still entertaining and If the next book ever goes on sale, I will buy it.. I just won't pay $3 for it. I am very curious about Hall and I think it'll be a good book.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Review: King's Cage

King's Cage King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am so upset.. not because the book wasn't fantastic because it was but because I thought this was the last book in the series.. and it's not.

I could not put this book down. Everyone in my house is mad at me. I only told my 1 month old that she was the prettiest girl in the world 102 times instead of 103 and she is pissed . My husband got a turkey sandwich for dinner and a wife who ignored his every attempt at conversation (although he is pretty much use to this when I have a book to read). My dogs look at me like I betrayed them because I didn't give them treats yesterday and I don't care!

This book started exactly where the last one left off. Do you remember that? Mare being an idiot? or I guess heroic but whatever. She turned herself over to Maven and he puts a collar on her on camera. So about half the book is about Mare's time being Maven's prisoner. Mare is put in a nice bedroom with warm food and water but she is stripped of her lightening. Which leaves an empty hole inside her. She is also not allowed to leave the bedroom unless Maven requests it. Maven becomes more and more obsessed with her the longer she is with him. It's creepy and sweet.. yes I said sweet. I like Maven I always have. I am now and will always be Team Maven. I always root for the bad guys though. We find out a whole lot more about him in this book. We find out a lot of the twisted things his mother did to him and why his mind is so completely screwed up.

The second half of the book is about the scarlet guard. There are new alliances and a lot of different new bloods. Cal is there and he is perfect as usual. I don't think Mare needs perfect. She doesn't need someone to coddle her. I mean she doesn't need someone to torture her either but we will see what Aveyard has for us in the next book.

I feel like it has been so long since I read the first 2 books that I forgot how entertaining they are. I love how unpredictable this series is. I feel like every other chapter I think "well that was unexpected".. ok more realistically I thought "WTF". Most book I read I can guess at least some part of it but I can't with these. Absolutely a fantastic book and I can't wait to find out what happens in the next book.

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Review: Suddenly You

Suddenly You Suddenly You by Lisa Kleypas
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Not my favorite... I hate Jack. HATE him. He was a manipulative little shit. And Amanda was so weak. Jack would kiss her and she would melt at his feet. And Im just here sitting on my couch like "girl get a freaking grip. Have some damn pride."

I feel like I would have really liked the story if I wasn't so mad about how Jack treated Amanda. He kissed and undressed her under false pretenses when they first met. He used that information to blackmail her into working for him. He used her inexperience in sex to make her do what he wanted. He saw it all as a game. If someone ever talked to me the way he talked to Amanda, he would be missing a few teeth. Jack just didn't think about her feelings at all. That is one of the downsides in reading both POVs. I knew he never had any intention of marrying her or loving her. I just could not stand anything about him.

Psh and Amanda wasn't any better. She was an idiot. She let him walk all over her.

Interesting storyline but I hated the characters. So I had a hard time not throwing my kindle.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Review: King's Captive

King's Captive King's Captive by Amber A. Bardan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this book so, so much. I haven't ever read anything from Amber Bardan but I will be reading more of her books.

It was not at all what I was expecting and because of that I feel like it's better for people to go in blind. So I'm not really going to write a full review.

I really loved the characters. I loved how Sarah handled being held captive. I feel like it's exactly what I would have done.. She was strong with out violence and she was just funny without trying. And freaking hell Julius. He just jumped to the top of my book boyfriend list. He was perfection and heartbreaking and just yummy :)

If you like your romances with a little bit of edge and one hell of a story line, PICK THIS UP! It's the best book I have read in 2017. It's that good.

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Review: Falling Into Bed with a Duke

Falling Into Bed with a Duke Falling Into Bed with a Duke by Lorraine Heath
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I hate Ashe. So so so much. I can not believe what he said to Minerva when she confronted him about his finances. My mind is freaking blown. I would have murdered him for threatening me. But thats just me.

This book wasn't terrible.. It wasn't good either. I almost stopped listening to the book when I found out that Ashe needs money and that he starts to court Minerva for her dowry. I am not really sure why I finished it. I was mad the whole time. And honestly I didn't really like Minerva all that much either. She gets a few compliments from a handsome man and she's a puddle. Thats just annoying.

I really don't understand how Minerva forgave him. I don't understand how you could ever forgive someone who deceived you. If the book was told just from Minerva's POV I might be able to see how she could fall for his courtship. But the problem is that we get Ashe's POV and he is a total ass. He goes after her knowing that she wants love and knowing that she has been hurt by numerous fortune hunters. I can't get over how much I hate him. I don't remember the last time I hated a character so much.

Ashe goes and talks to one of his friends about what's going on and his friend says no big deal, go find another dowry and this is what that asshole says.
"I just need to find another dowry. It's just disappointing is all. After all the effort I put into the courtship and gaining her willingness." --- He literally freaking says this. WTF is wrong with him.

And the way he fixes it? pshh. Not good enough. Lorraine Heath's books are always hit or miss with me. This one is absolutely a miss.

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Review: Fire In His Blood: A Post-Apocalyptic Dragon Romance

Fire In His Blood: A Post-Apocalyptic Dragon Romance Fire In His Blood: A Post-Apocalyptic Dragon Romance by Ruby Dixon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


I have mixed feelings about this book. I absolutely loved the world building and I loved, LOVED Kael(the dragon) but I HATED Claudia. She was the worst. She ran into situations with out thinking. I understand that she had a sister to worry about.. but she freaking ratted out her dragon. WHY? why did she do this?? She told the mayor (the guy who made her dragon bate, kidnapped her sister, had men shoot bullets at her) all the secrets of the dragons. She told him everything. My mind was blown. I just wanted to punch her in her stupid face. The dragon did all the things for her. Literally the guy did everything to make her happy and when she said no, he backed off immediately, no matter how far they already were into sexual activities. I don't know a lot of human men that are able to do that and the dragon.. the enemy.. does it without pause.

I was just frustrated by Claudia the whole book. I understand that you can't just give yourself away to a dragon but when that dragon does so much for you and makes you feel safe.. why wouldn't you let him continue to do those things?? And Kael was so damn sweet. I loved him so much.

I'll be reading the next book for sure. Hopefully Sasha isn't as bad as Claudia!

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Review: Devil in Winter

Devil in Winter Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oh St. Vincent. I was prepared to hate you after what you did to Lillian in the last book but you made me fall in love with you despite that. And Evie: Who knew she had it in her to be bold? Not me. I was not looking forward to her book at all. Even with the male being St. Vincent. I still wasn't excited about it. She just seemed so boring. But she freaking proved me wrong. I loved her!

Lillian is still my favorite wallflower but Evie is a close second. I won't say that St. Vincent is my favorite of the males because well Westcliff has that honor. But St. Vincent proved himself to be a good guy. I really don't know how someone can go from kidnapping a woman and threatening to rape her to the guy he was in this book but whatever. He was extremely sweet to Evie... even in the beginning. Yes he said a bunch of rude and inappropriate things to her but all of his actions were of a kind, caring man. So I was a little confused by that but eventually I just got over it and enjoyed the story. I kind of had to separate the St. Vincent from Lillian's book because he just wasn't that man. Not really.

Also one more thing. Evie is Ivo Jenner's daughter... How did I not put that together by now. I have searched Lisa Kleypas back log of books and I can not find a book about Ivo Jenner. If it's out there will someone please let me know. I have been so curious about him since I read Dreaming of You. We find out a lot about him in this book I guess but I just wish there was a book for him. It's extremely sad the way everything ends for him though. So maybe I don't want his book..

As always Lisa Kleypas wrote one hell of a book. I am looking forward to the next one in this series. Mainly because I want to go back and re-read the hathaway books now that I know more about Cam!

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