Thursday, December 29, 2016

Review: Hard as a Rock

Hard as a Rock Hard as a Rock by Christine Warren
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

So this one has been my favorite of the series so far. I love that Knox (the guardian) knew that Wynn was his mate right away. That he always felt the pull towards her and he didn't try to deny what he felt. If I remember correctly both the guardians in the first 2 books fought the mate bond thing until the very end. Knox and Wynn excepted it pretty early on. It actually took Wynn longer than Knox. The whole denial thing always bugs me. I feel like we get to know the couple so much better when they just accept that they are mates and then work together to fight the enemies instead of fighting each other.

So there was also a downside. While I loved the couple, I got a little bored with the story. BUT to be fair it could totally just be me. I haven't read a book in a couple weeks and I have a newborn who needs my full attention. So I had to put the book down about a million times. So it was just hard for me to get completely into the story when I had to start and stop so many time.

I am excited for the next book though! Christine Warren is one of my favorite authors and I know I'd read anything she writes.

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Review: All Night with a Rogue

All Night with a Rogue All Night with a Rogue by Alexandra Hawkins
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

There will be spoilers and this willl be a rant.

I hated everything about this book. I am not even certain why I picked it up in the first place. The blurb straight up says that this guy is going to seduce an innocent for his sister. That is just not something I want to read about. I was pissed the whole freaking book. Sin was an asshole. There is a difference between a rake and whatever Sin was. Everything he did to Juliana was absolutely terrible. And what's worse is that Juliana let him do them!! Therefore I have a hard time feeling bad for her because she was a freaking moron. What women would hook up with a guy that she caught with 2 different women and who openly admits that he takes many married women to his bed. He freaking gives the women he sleeps with pearls that they proudly wear so everyone knows that they are sleeping with him. Sin made Juliana a whore and basically ruined her life.

I finished this book because by time he took her virginity and I mean TOOK because thats exactly what he did, I thought he would change his tune. Maybe come clean with why he sought her out in the first place. Idk maybe buy her a different offing gift than the pearls and I was already halfway into it soI figured I'd finish and hopefully he would change. BUT NO. He is a douche the whole book.

I will not be reading the next book in this series and I will probably never pick up a book by this author again.. That's how much it pissed me off.

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Review: Viper's Run

Viper's Run Viper's Run by Jamie Begley
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

SPOILERS. B/c I'm pissed.

WHHYYYYYYYYYY do I read these kinds of books. I literally fume the whole dang time.

We have this straight lace school principle and we have the president of a biker club. Yeah.. that alone is just silly. But the book starts with Viper using Winter to get close to people who might have been involved in his brothers murder. He uses her for two years, TWO YEARS! He leads her on for two mother offing years. He knows she's in love with him. The only good thing I can say is that he never slept with her. So that's the only plus I guess... So she finds out that he is in fact Viper the leader of the motorcycle club and naturally she freaks out. She shuts him out and he lets her. Good for him because he's an asshole.

But then some shit happens and she's basically an invalid for awhile. And Viper decides that it's his right to take care of her... um what? She literally kicks him out of the hospital and Viper has her brought to his house... She isn't able to walk, or move basically in any way. So she is freaking stuck. She tries to get away a couple of times but Viper and his club stop her. She has ZERO control of any part of her life. I can't not explain how much this pissed me off. I also hated that she just kind of accepted this and eventually grew to love these people who basically put her in prison. I don't understand people.

I have read a lot of MC books. I understand that they involve a lot of club sex but I think that in this book it's worse than most.. ok well most of what I have personally read. The fact that the women in the club have to sleep with the originally members to become a member themselves just seems trashy. In this book the author is trying to make the sex seem like it's all very respectful but I just have a hard time seeing it that way. But to each their own.

There is about a million other things I hated about this book but I think I have ranted enough. So ill leave it at that. I also hate myself because I know I'll read the next book. I can't tell you why.. Because I was honestly pissed this entire book.

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Friday, December 2, 2016

Review: To Catch a Flame

To Catch a Flame To Catch a Flame by Lily Freeman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I got this book from from the author.

If you haven't read the first two books then you really need to go read them before you pick this one up. There is a lot that happens in the first two that lead up to this one. Especially the chemistry build up of Mika, Elliot and Pj.

This books starts off right where the last one left off. Mika and Elliot are determined to help PJ get past what Luke did to her. They are in love with her but PJ still thinks that they are strictly gay. They keep that secret for a lot of the book and that honestly upset me. A lot of the problems they dealt with at the start of their relationship with PJ could have been avoided if they were just honest with her. PLUS they also hold another secret back from her even after they started dating her. It makes me sad.

The other thing I really didn't like was how Elliot handled some parts of the relationship. He acted like Luke a few times. I mean he never hurt her but he refused to hear her out and instead of explained his POV he just demanded that he was right. There was a lot of tension in the relationship that I feel could have been avoided.

Don't get me wrong. I still loved the book. It was heartwarming and sexy and just sweet as hell. I want a Mika and Elliot in my life. !

I love, LOVE Mika, Elliot and PJ. I am so sad that their story is over but I am glad that PJ finally got the men she deserved.

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Review: Duke of Pleasure

Duke of Pleasure Duke of Pleasure by Elizabeth Hoyt
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Elizabeth Hoyt is the queen of Historical Romances.. at least to me she is. I loved this book! And I won't lie, I was a little bit worried about it because Alf was the female lead. But she was kind of amazing. She was a total badass but with a soft heart. Hugh was also pretty amazing. He is the Duke of Kyle, the bastard of the king, and a sweetie :) He made some poor choices, leaving his children alone so he is in the process of winning their love back. All while trying to take down the Lords of Chaos down. He hires Alf to help him with that and slowly realizes that Alf is a woman and a woman that he is insanely attracted to. I loved the chemistry between the two characters. They are complete opposites but they are also the same. She is a street urchin and he is a Duke. You would think that they would have nothing in common but they do. I loved seeing them work together and I loved seeing the passion between them.

Like with the other book from this series, this one was funny, witty and sweet. It wasn't cheesy like a lot of HR get. Honestly this series is beyond my favorite HR series. This book is no different. I loved it! I can't wait to get my hands on the next one!

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Review: The Unexpected Duchess

The Unexpected Duchess The Unexpected Duchess by Valerie Bowman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I kind of loved the first 75% of this book. I liked it up to the point where Lucy and Derek got together. Usually that's the part of the story that I love but the whole book these two characters are fighting and at each others throats and then they are all lovey dovey and goo goo eyes. Gag me.

Now Ill admit that Lucy was a total crazy loon. I understand wanting to help a friend out but if that friend can't even say what she wants then it's time to back off and let her fight some of her own battles.

But the book was still funny. Ill defiantly read the next one. I just hope that the ending isn't so cheesy.

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Review: Ravage Me

Ravage Me Ravage Me by Ryan Michele
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I don't have the energy to write a review right now. But I will say that I have read a few MC books. I have to be in the right mood to enjoy them because usually they end up being super trashy. This one was defiantly trashy plus if I heard one of the main characters say old lady or old man one more freaking time I was going to somehow go find them and beat the shit out of them. I am married and I don't refer to my husband as husband. I would have to punch myself. SO ANNOYING! I honestly don't think that I will ever read the next book.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Review: Claimed

Claimed Claimed by M. Never
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Let me start off by saying that the slave thing does not work for me at all. Dominance and submission absolutely but the thought of some of the things that he does to Ellie makes me sick and I knew al this after reading the first book. BUT the thing is, the writing is really good and I HAD to know what happens to Ellie and Kayne so I picked up the second book and it was no where near as bad as the first one.

I did know who the bad guy was from the very beginning though. What I loved about this book was the fact that Ellie had a choice this time around and they kind of did the whole vanilla thing for awhile. And I honestly liked the two characters this time around. I think Ellie is crazy but that's because the thought of wearing a collar makes me want to start a protest and I'm not a feminist in any way. But I think Kayne was honestly willing to give up the kink to have her. Now I don't think it would have worked out in the long run because it was so ingrained in him but I love that he tried.

The other thing that I really didn't like was the foursome/sharing. I am a jealous person and if the man I just promised to marry was looking at another naked girl while I was standing right there, he'd be missing a very important part of himself and staring at my back as I walked out. But Ellie was all into. Again to each their own. My problem is I like to stick myself into books and I defiantly could not do it with this book.

Then there's the ending. I won't go into details but it broke my heart but that's where Kayne really won me over. He was so so sweet and I just think it would be hard to have someone who's been through something so traumatic but he never once thought about going anywhere. So yay for him. I am happy he and Ellie worked things out. Even if I think think they are both a little crazy ;)

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Review: Drantos

Drantos Drantos by Laurann Dohner
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

So I loved this book at first. Then they fell in love after a couple of days and shit started getting real, real cheesy. I hate the cheese. I hate it so freaking much and this book over did it. I literally cringed at alot of what they said to each other.

Okay so we have a whole freaking new world and an interesting one. We have Vamp/were mix and vamp gargoyle mix races. So that was something new. Drantos is a vampwere or I actually think the book calls them vamplycans. Anyways he's one of them and Dusti is half vamplycan but she is more vamp. Yeah I can see now that it is kind of confusing. Dusti is the granddaughter of Drantos' clans worst enemy. Drantos planned on taking her and her sister to his clan where they would probably be killed but then he tasted her blood and got her aroused and he realized that she was actually his mate... shocker I know.

Long story short: There's a few battles. Dusti has to learn how to be a part of the clan. They have some sex and fall madly in love with each other. The end.

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Review: Wild

Wild Wild by Sophie Jordan
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I hate Georgia. I hated her so freaking much. I almost stopped reading this book after about 30 mins of listening to it. But then Logan came along and I enjoyed him quite a bit so finished the book. I enjoyed his mouth so very much. He was a sweetheart with a filthy mouth. I can not ask for a better male character. Georgia was a twit. She was a complete bitch and I still don't understand what Logan saw in her.

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Review: Turbo Twenty-Three

Turbo Twenty-Three Turbo Twenty-Three by Janet Evanovich
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I can describe this book in a few sentences.

This funny book is the same as the last 5 books. Stephanie runs in some trouble. Someone tries to kill her. She has some domestic-ish nights with Morelli. She goes to Disney with Ranger and sleeps with him and then goes right back to Morelli. She solves the case with the help of Morelli, Ranger and Lulu. The end.

NOTHING has progressed. NOTHING has changed. She is technically dating Morelli but she sleeps with Rangers. So she's kind of a horrible person. Honestly if her and Lulu weren't so funny together I would stop reading this series. But if you focus on everything besides her relationship than the book is awesomely funny. It's kind of on the same lines as the Charlie Davidson series with Charlie and Cookie. Except Lulu is crazier and kind of more awesome.

But I won't lie and say that the relationship part of the story doesn't piss me off because it does. It's been 23 freakin books. Have her make up her mind about the men in her life. Or just have her be a single crazy bounty hunter. The book would be so much better if I wasn't getting so upset about her relationship status. BUT thats kind of my own pet peeves with book.

I will of course go on with the series. Any book that can make me laugh out loud is worth reading even if I get frustrated with certain parts.

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Review: Dark Skye

Dark Skye Dark Skye by Kresley Cole
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

So I hated the first 60% of this book. Like I hated it. I can not stand when the problem with the couple is a misunderstanding and not only is it a misunderstanding it's a misunderstanding that has been going on for centuries. If they would have taken 5 minutes to have a damn conversation the could have been happy for the last 500 years. I do not understand how 2 people could be best friends but not give the other person a chance to explain before making him fall off a cliff or out of a window.. whatever it was.

BUT I absolutely loved the last part of the book. I LOVED Lanthe and Thronos' relationship after they got over themselves and talked. I loved the way Thronos showed her off and even though all of his people hated her kind he never once tried to hide her. He wanted her opinion on everything involving ruling their realm. I loved the way they interacted. They were best friends and lovers. It was amazing. Exactly what I would want in a relationship.

The last part of the book was by far my favorite of any of the other books from this series. I like this couple more than the rest of them. I wish the first part of this book was as awesome as the last part. I honestly have no clue how to rate it because I can not explain how much I hated the first half. Like I almost DNF the book at around 30%.

Sigh. Defiantly stick with the book. I am glad I did. I fell in love with the couple they became.

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Review: Burning Shadows

Burning Shadows Burning Shadows by Jennifer Anne Davis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I finally got around to finishing this book and it was sooo good!!

Sometimes the 2nd book in a series seems like filler and this was defiantly not that. In fact there's a lot of things that I can't say in here because it gives too much away. We learn SOO much in here about all the characters.

I can not wait for the 3rd book!

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Monday, October 31, 2016

Review: The Guardian

The Guardian The Guardian by Margaret Mallory
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Ian MacDonald is a douche, Sìleas was a silly ninny girl. Therefore I did not enjoy this book.

Ian wanted nothing to do with Sìleas when he was forced to wed her. Granted she was 13. What girl looks good when they are 13? He leaves to fight and he comes back and he doesn't even recognize his own wife... again he was gone for 5 years and at the young age women change a lot but still. So Sìleas has been longing for Ian for 5 years. She has stayed with his family/clan and helped it survive. She goes everyday to the sea to watch for her husband who said she was ugly and who literally had a knife to him when he wed her. She has held on to all these ridiculous fantasies that he was going to come back to her, take her in his arms and confess that he never meant any of the things he said and that he has missed her every day he was gone. Ridiculous. The reality is that he comes home and has every expectation of annulling the marriage (it was never consummated) When he sees her, he has no clue who she is. He just sees a pretty girl and he knows he wants to bed her.... So when he finds out that she is in fact his wife he decides that he will accept the marriage and let her be his wife. He literally thinks and says these things to her. And what does she do? Well he kisses her so she forgets about it. UHHHHHH mothereffer should be on his knees begging her to stay with him. Let me point out the wrongs he has done her and the rights she has done him.
1. He calls her ugly.
2. He leaves for 5 years and she wants him every day and he goes around with anything with breasts.
3. he comes home and doesn't recognize her.
4. She stayed with his family and helped run the house, take care of his sick father, helped his brother and mother with everything.
5. The woman who took Ian's virginity comes to stay at the house and she says nothing about it.
6. She has been humiliated and mocked for 5 years because she couldn't get her husband to come home.

All of this adds up to Ian being a complete and total douche. He doesn't redeem himself at all. When he finally beds her I guess he gets kind of sweet.... I mean he wants to save her but thats it.. That does not make up for all the wrongs.

Sorry I just could not get with this story because everything Ian did made me hate him and every time Sìleas forgave him it made me hate her.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Review: The Bound

The Bound The Bound by K.A. Linde
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Probably mild spoilers.

I love the storyline of this series. I also love the world building.

I won't lie.. I didn't like this book as much as first one. I felt like it was a little slow at first. BUT I like that the king wasn't the main love interest in this one. I was not a fan of him at all in the first book... like I straight up hate him. And I also loved all the traveling in this book and the closeness of the friends as they search for the 2 women.

Dean was amazing. Honestly he's way too good for Cyrene. Cyrene isn't all that great, lets be honest here. She's kissing the king, the prince and now another prince. And trouble follows her everywhere.

What I did not like about this book was the ending. I mean that was ridiculously mean and now I have to wait. There is a reason why I usually wait to start a series until most of the books are out.

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Review: An English Bride In Scotland

An English Bride In Scotland An English Bride In Scotland by Lynsay Sands
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was pretty funny and I liked that.

Annabel has lived in a nunnery since she was 7. The only male she has seen was the father and she knows nothing about the real world because she was never allowed to leave. Until her mother comes and takes her back home just to marry her off to a Scottish lord/ clan chief... I can't remember what it is in this book but it's like the head honcho of the MacKay land.

It was hilarious to watch her stumble her way through the first couple of days. She got so excited when she saw certain birds and trees and just everything made her happy. I liked Annabel a lot. I loved her attitude. I loved her personality. She took what could have been a scary situation and she made the best of it and turned it into something fantastic.

I love Ross MacKay. He was large, bossy, and he was so incredibly sweet. He wasn't excited for the marriage to an English lady until he saw Annabel. He was amazing with Annabel and he loved all of her quirky behaviors.

I laughed a lot in this book and any book that can make me laugh is a fantastic book in my eyes.

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Review: Blood Bound

Blood Bound Blood Bound by Traci Douglass
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this book for the most part. I wasn't a huge fan of Anna and really I didn't like Dante either. It's hard for me to get past that in a book. If I don't like a characters, especially when I don't like both the MCs, I usually struggle with liking the book. Anna is searching for her sister who has gone missing. She walks into a dangerous club and literally falls into Dante's hands. Dante ends up having to keep her for awhile to keep her save. And then there's lots of BDSM sex. IF you are not into that, you will not be into this book. I had a problem with Anna just kind of forgetting her sister because she was having sex. She was so worried about her that she ran right into danger but now that she's having sex she just sets it to the side. Not cool.

The writing in the book was good. The dialogue wasn't terrible. It was pretty good actually. And I think the world the book is in is exciting and different. I just didn't like the characters.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Review: Between the Devil and Desire

Between the Devil and Desire Between the Devil and Desire by Lorraine Heath
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

So no. I did not like this book at all. I've had the book for awhile. I got it right after I finished the last book in the series because I loved that one so much and I was so excited to learn more about Jack. But god I hated Olivia. She was your typical woman of the ton. She followed the rules to a T. Everything everyone did was improper and everything she did was perfect. I hated the banter between Jack and Olivia. They poked at each other and I understand that it was meant to be humorous but to me it just sounded ridiculous and most of it was childish and it kind of made me hate Jack.

The storyline goes incredibly slow. Which I get because Olivia is in morning and they are complete opposites. I did love the relationship of Jack and Henry. I think they were cute and that Jack actually made a fantastic guardian. But I hated Olivia's transformation. She goes from this prissy proper lady to having sex on a train while her son and nanny are a few cars away. Just doesn't seem plausible. But whatever.

This is what I really hated. What was incredibly disgusting, was the ending. Even though you can kind of see it coming. The whole time I thought there is no way the author is going to do this. It just can't happen. Its freaking nasty. I can't say what it is exactly because it's a HUGE spoiler. It's just very messed up and made me want to throw up a little bit. I've read a few reviews and I do not understand why people aren't more freaked about it. Maybe I'm making too big a deal about it.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Review: Owned

Owned Owned by M. Never
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

This is maybe the 3rd book I've read where the relationship is master/slave or in this case master/pet and I am just not a fan of them. I try because in theory it sounds good but when I'm reading I just want to scream at the helplessness of her situation. Especially with this book where Ellie was kidnapped and made into a pet by someone she actually liked. So I think Im going to stop reading trying to read them. I forced myself to finish this book because I needed to know why Kayne was doing what he was doing. Even though I don't agree in anyway that there wasn't another way to save her. Off the top of my head I can think of 7 different ways he could have protected her without making her a slave. And I'm sure if I sat here and thought about it there would be a lot more. So I HATE that his reasoning was protection.

So the storyline wasn't great. I mean I wanted to know what was going on so thats something. I honestly skimmed a lot of the sex scenes towards the end. I hate that Ellie was starting to like it. I hate that her freewill was taken away from her and she was starting to be okay with it. She was falling in love with a man who kidnapped her, chained her while she slept, put a collar on her, abused her repeatedly (and more than once just because he was frustrated with someone else), he didn't technically rape her.. but he did touch her without her permission and he got off on that shit. I am okay with all the dominating stuff as long as there is consent and the is zero consent in this book. But to be fair, the author does warn you about the slave relationship. I just always go into thinking it won't be as bad as it is.

I think I probably will read the next book because I've read a few reviews and it seems that the relationship goes to a sub/dom role and that I like. I really, really hope that's true. Otherwise I won't push myself to finish it like I did with this book.

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Review: Do You Want to Start a Scandal

Do You Want to Start a Scandal Do You Want to Start a Scandal by Tessa Dare
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

By far my favorite from this series. Actually my favorite Tessa Dare book that I've read.

We finally get Charlotte's story. We have watched her mother push her at every available male in every book so far. This book is really no different. Charlotte and her mother have been in London for her season and she has earned a reputation (I can't remember the exact thing they ton calls her) but basically she's a woman who is trying to trick a rich man into marriage. Charlotte's mother pushed her in front of a horse to get a Duke's attention. All ridiculous and it's defiantly something Charlotte does not want. So she tries to warn Lord Piers Brandon that her mother will try to force a marriage and they end up in a compromising situation with out the help of her mother.

I honestly loved everything about this book. I LOVED Charlotte and Piers. Charlotte was hilarious. She was completely honest to Piers and to herself and she was hilarious without trying to be. And Piers was actually kind of sweet, which I was not expecting at all. But what I loved about this book so much is that neither one of them denied their attraction to each other. I loved that Piers didn't try to hide that he wanted her as his wife. He claimed he could never love her and I loved that he was upfront about that. Basically I just loved all the honestly. There wasn't trickery.. well there was at the end but not really.

It took me until about halfway to realize that Piers was the brother from Say Yes to the Marquess. It never clicked until Rafe showed up. That was exciting :)

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Saturday, October 8, 2016

Review: Unmasking Miss Appleby

Unmasking Miss Appleby Unmasking Miss Appleby by Emily Larkin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this book. It was funny in parts and serious in others.

We have a girl who lives with an aunt that treats her like garbage but on her 25th birthday a faerie comes and gives her the ability to change forms. This would be freaking awesome. Anyways Charlotte needs to get away from her aunt and uncle so she takes a job as Lord Cosgrove secretary. In order to do this though he had to be a man. So much fun. Cosgrove has someone trying to kill him and he and Charlotte aka Chris are running around the city trying to find out who is after him. They end up in a whore house which had Chris blushing like girl and Cosgrove just think that he's with a man so he speaks to her like a man.

It was all just really light and funny. The writing was great. The character building was fantastic. The story was completely unique. I was so excited as soon as I read the blurb for the story. It's honestly something i've never read before and I loved it all.

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Friday, October 7, 2016

Review: Blood Kiss

Blood Kiss Blood Kiss by J.R. Ward
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I got this book on the day it released and that was what? a year ago? And I am just not reading it. Im not sure exactly why it took me so long to read it because I love the Black Dagger Brotherhood books and I have liked the little interactions that we have gotten from Paradise is the last couple BDB books. So why? Who the hell knows. But I did enjoy it very much.

Paradise was a sweet, sweet female. I don't really see why she's in the training.. it's not something that she's always wanted. It's not something that she trained years for. She signed up in a flash decision and during the first night of testing I kind of think she lucked out with getting through it. Well except the walking... that was all her but the rest idk. BUT she was the only person who went out of their way to help others get through the trial andI think thats a good thing for a member of the army. so yay for that.

And Craeg, well I feel like we don't really get to know him that well. I feel like the whole book was rushed. Especially with the side story. I just think it would have been better if the book was focused on the new training and Craeg and Paradise. But thats just not how Ward does her books. Anyways Craeg was a strong male. I think he was a little hypercritical with the whole class thing. Because he was very judge-y towards the wealthy. I get that he had a reason but I mean he had a reason to hate one family.

Ok so it sounds like I'm complaining a lot about the book but I really did enjoy it. It wasn't as good as the BDB books were because it was shorter and I just felt like there was something missing from the story. It was all just too rushed.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Review: Dreamfever

Dreamfever Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I still hate Mac. I have put this book off for over a year because I hate Mac. I also hate Barrons. I don't like that Mac can't trust anyone but a 13 year old girl. I get that she stumbled into this crazy world but geez. Even if I don't like her, she should have someone to depend on.

It's hard for me to write a review because I kind of feel like not a lot happened. It was Mac coming to terms with her rape and helplessness, Barrons rubbing it in that they had sex, Danni being kind of a baddass for a 13 year old, more peeps eating unseelie meat (yuck).. The ending of the book was pretty good but everything up to that point was just kind of meeeeh.

I'll read the next book because I need to know what happened at the end but I seriously hope that theres more that happens in the next one.

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Review: Dragons Realm

Dragons Realm Dragons Realm by Tessa Dawn
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I got this book from a GoodReads Giveaway! :)

I wanted to like this book more than I did. There was a lot of things that I hated but then there's a lot of things that I loved.

I absolutely loved the idea behind the story. I loved that there were witches that could give the dragons sons. I loved that in doing this they helped the realm stay safe. I hated that they were treated as slaves. You would think that someone who could give you what you want would be treated better.

I also wasn't a huge fan of Mina.. She has been trained to be a servant for 6 years and as soon as she gets to the dragons keep it's like all of that is gone. I understand and would want a heroine to fight but I also believe there is a time and a place to do such things. She fought everything. She talked back and disobeyed everything the dragons asked of her. She even goes out of her way to break the dragon king's laws. And she got caught every time and then she would beg for her life. I hate begging. You have to be smart! She was kind of an idiot and didn't play her role like she should have.

I freaking HATED the ending. It didn't really feel like a HEA at all. I can't and won't say what happens because it's full of spoilers but I just did not like it. I feel completely unfulfilled after finishing the book.

Overall I think the book as missing something. I can't quite put my finger on it. It was basically a lot of Mina disobeying and then the dragons telling her that they will kill her and then her begging for her life. I have read Tessa Dawn books before and I know that her writing is a little bit different and a little bit darker than what I usually read but I usually enjoy her books more.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Review: Fallen

Fallen Fallen by Lauren Kate
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

So when I saw the trailer for the movie I got super excited and decided to re-read this book, or re-listen to it because I have the audio version.. and I hated it this time around. Like I hated everything about it. Which makes me sad because I remember loving this series so much. I first read the series probably about 2 years ago, I think.

But Luce, good god, Luce. She is one of the most pathetic heroines I've ever read. I know how the series ends and even with that in mind I think it's absolutely insane the way Luce stalks Daniel. I think it's pathetic to pine after someone who is so nasty to you, no matter that you "feel a connection" to him. And this is all knowing that they are destined to be together. I was thinking that if I didn't know that and I hadn't read the book before, I would have DNF it. That's how much I hated her. She is so incredibly naive for someone who sees shadows. When she finds out that Daniel knows her from other lives and always falls in love with her.. she runs away. It's the one thing she has wanted from him the whole time and instead of letting him explain, she runs away..

I wanted to re-read the whole series but now I don't know if I should. I ruined my good memory of this book. I am usually selective about what YA books I go back and re-read after I re read Significance but Shelly Crane and hated it. But I got so excited about the movie and now this is another book ruined. Im not going to change my star rating because I feel bad. I did enjoy the book the first time around so I'm leaving it at 4 stars.

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Review: Shadow's Claim

Shadow's Claim Shadow's Claim by Kresley Cole
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I hate Bettina. She was a child. I think she was 22 or 24 I can't remember exactly but she acted younger. I guess I'm use to the females being centuries old but this one I just wanted to punch in the face. She was in love with her best friend. Who was a man whore to the extreme and he wasn't quiet about it. That's not 100% unusual i guess but when her best friend has ZERO interest in her as a female and has stated that fact multiple times and she's still desperately in love with him?? yeah no it just doesn't work for me. I know blah blah you can't just turn off feelings but the guy has never given any reason that he wanted her. Then she gets drunk and a male comes to her bed and she just assumes its her friend.. really? I just could not stand her and a bad character ruins a book. I wasn't overly fond of the story itself. A game to win the princess hand and a crown. Meh. Just not that exciting.

The one thing that I did like about this book was the progression of the relationship... parts of it annoyed me but I think in general I liked the pace and the way Trehan went about it. He was slowly seducing her and getting to know her. I liked him. He was sweet but incredible fierce and just an all around bad ass. He actually cared about her interest where even her BFF got distracted and stopped listening to her.

OH!!! The one thing I think I hated most about Bettina.. she chose concert tickets over the heads of the creatures that ruined her life? REEEEEEAAAAAALLLLLLYYYYYYYY????? Bullshit. That's just stupid. I would have fallen to my knees begging Trehan to marry me. She's a stupid cow.

2 stars is honestly generous...

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Review: Crouching Tiger, Forbidden Vampire

Crouching Tiger, Forbidden Vampire Crouching Tiger, Forbidden Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I actually liked both characters and I liked the story. BUT the dialogue was cheesy as hell and thats one of my biggest no-nos. Nothing kills a story more. I physically cringed multiple times. I don't like all the feels. I read basically all romances so you would think that this wouldn't be a problem but it is.

This one was a lot better than the last couple books have been. I have wanted to know more about Russell for a long time and I loved him. He was sweet and surprisingly loving. He had no clue how great a guy he actually was. And Jia I liked as well. What I loved about this book and them as a couple is that they didn't do the whole we can't be together because we are different thing that happens in so many books. I mean sure it was there and they acknowledge it but they also acknowledged that they are attracted to each other and love each other. So yay for that.

Also was this the last book? I need to check. eel.

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Review: Fire in the Blood

Fire in the Blood Fire in the Blood by Lily Freeman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Holy shit! This book was amazing! You defiantly need to read the first book before you pick this one up.

In the first book we have PJ falling in love with Luke. Well Luke and a bunch of lies. In the beginning of this book PJ is still willing to give Luke one more try and boy does she try. Luke says he is going to ease her into the pain but when they go to the club he goes all out. At least thats what it seems like to me and PJ didn't like it either. Thats when she realizes that this is only the beginning. Luke thinks that this session is easing her into it but it was already way too much for her. So she wants out. GOOD FOR HER!! Luke was getting kind of scary. And boy oh freaking boy does he get worse. He seriously goes crazy. And let me tell you that Lily can write a fantastic lunatic.

BUT PJ's gay neighbors are there to take care of her after the break up and save her from Luke and all of his crazy. So sweet. I love Mika and Elliot to death. Even in the last book I wanted PJ to get rid of Luke and hook up with them. Now they didn't quite get there in this book but the feelings are on the table and I am one happy reader.

I loved this book. I was a little scared of the first book, I mean I still loved it but this one was so much better. I love the different POVs. I LOVE that I honestly feel like I was in the characters minds. It was really cool to be in Luke's mind as he slowly lost his and I loved seeing Mika and Elliot fall in love with PJ and vise versa. I seriously loved the POVs.

I can not wait for the next book. I need me some more Mika and Elliott. I can't wait to see how that relationship plays out and what eventually happens to Luke. Fantastic book!

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Review: A Court of Mist and Fury

A Court of Mist and Fury A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I feel like I have been reading this book for 500 years.. and then I look at my start date and I'm like seriously I started this book yesterday? How do I still have eyeballs. This book was freaking loooong but I enjoyed the book so I didn't mind.

I LOVE that Feyre didn't let Tamlin walk all over her.. I mean she did for awhile but I love that she broke free and grew up. I know a lot of people are upset of how Tamlin turned out but I gotta say that I'm not all that surprised. In the first book he didn't want a queen, he wanted someone to break the curse and she did that, and then he wanted her to continue to follow all his rules and to accept the way things were. Uh dude she broke a curse that has been plaguing your lands for almost 50 years. She was tortured and made to kill innocents do you really think she is going to be that same meek girl she was at the start of the first book? Hell no she's not. Now she is an immortal fae with more power than she or anyone knows. All he wanted to do was trap and hide her powers. Baby she was made to shine (literally).

Rhysand. Now there is one male I would very much like to have in real life. Was he not the most amazing thing to ever breathe? He has so much power and all he wants is peace. He is still devious and still slightly evilish all good qualities in a man I think but in this book we find out why he is that way and that he is also sweet and loving and just an honorable man.

Now the plot.. well the book was so damn long that I don't really know what the plot was.. thats bad right? I mean it was mostly about Feyre embracing her powers and learning to live in a new world. Which I loved!!! And I know that they are going to war but I don't know why.... how wait yes I do. Some want to enslave humans some do not. YESSSS thats it! I just didn't care as much about that part.. again I'm a bad reader. I just wanted more Feyre and Rhys.

That freaking ending blew my mind. For the last few chapters I was trying to figure out how it was going to end and how she was going to set up the next book and I 100% did not see that coming. At least not in the way she did it and not with Feyre still being Feyre. Very nicely done SJM.

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Review: Wolf with Benefits

Wolf with Benefits Wolf with Benefits by Shelly Laurenston
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

eeeeekkkkk. I feel like a traitorous bitch writing this review and giving this book a low star rating but I did not like it at all! Shelly Laurenston is one of my all time favorite authors. Everything she writes its stinking hilarious but this book made me want to pull out my hair.

Toni had to take care of her family. Theres 10 kids and they are all geniuses and they are honestly a pain in the butt. They all have crazy schedules and get into lots of trouble and I totally understand why Toni would get stressed. But then she takes on a job that helps the hockey team and it's less social acceptable team members. So then her stress is on a whole new level. Which again is understandable but I don't freaking want to read about a woman losing her ever lovin mind! I was honestly stressed out reading the book.

Besides hating Toni and her drama I wasn't overly fond of Ricky Lee Reed. He wasn't a terrible male, he just did nothing for me and I didn't like how slowly their relationship played out. If I have to deal with Toni losing her shit I want there to be some good loving to read as well and there just wasn't.

So I am giving this book 2 stars and that is all because of Bo. Yes I said BO. He was thrown in this book and he helped Toni make a schedule for the kids and I just love him so flipping much. The rest of the book I could have done without.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Review: Father Mine

Father Mine Father Mine by J.R. Ward
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I swear I didn't bawl like a freaking baby. Not even one little tear rolled down my face...

Since I am completely caught up on the brotherhood books I know that Z is a fantastic father and that he and Bella are doing amazing but this book makes me love the couple more than I ever have. They have always been one of my favorite pairings. But reading about his struggles with fatherhood and how he overcame them makes me love ad appreciate his situation more. For some reason I never realized how hard it would be for him. When I first started the book I was pissed that Z could be cold toward his child. Given what he's been through I just thought he would want to shower his child with love like he does Bella. But when you figure out why he was cold toward Nalla, I just started crying and I didn't stop until the book was over. I mean he reads Dr. Seuss to her. COME ON! If you don't cry at that then you are a robot. Im still crying as I'm typing this and I'm talking sobbing like a baby. It's absolutely ridiculous.

Greatest novella ever. Well to be honest I don't usually read novellas but I may change that. This one has opened up a whole new world of love for me.

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Review: A Torch Against the Night

A Torch Against the Night A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hmmm.. uhhh... my opinion is not quite the same as everybody else. I loved the first book, like I LOVED it and I have had this book since the day it came out but I kept putting it off because I was terrified it was going to let me down.. and it did just a little bit. I have a horrible habit of putting too much pressure on sequels.

This book was kind of boring. I mean a lot of things happen but then there are parts where nothing is happening or when the POV switches and it goes back a couple weeks. So the story goes backwards and I just didn't like that at all. Also I HATED Laia. She made horrible, horrible decisions. Like all of them were bad and really with the Keenan thing. Its hard to talk about with out giving things away but just REALLY?! She is strong in this book. She is less afraid but still not really that smart. Although her biggest mistake nobody saw coming so ehh.

Elias I love. I loved him in the first book and I love him more now. He is pretty much perfection. I know he wanted away from the empire but he put himself in danger and put his family in danger for Laia when really he didn't have to. He is selfless, brave, strong, brilliant, sweet, courageous, and about a million other amazing things. If at the end of the series he ends up with Laia, no part of her will deserve him. The one good thing I will say about them together is that they don't lie to each other or keep things from each other. That is a HUGE pet peeve of mine when it comes to romances. They are upfront about what they are going through when it would have been easier to lie.

In the last book I know I was all for Elias and Laia. So I hated Helene and I kind of hated her for the first part of this book as well. To be honest I still go back and forth on liking her. She had impossible choices to make and in the end she pays dearly for them. I can not freaking wait to see what she does in the next book. She's going to kick some major ass. I also hope that she ends up with Harper. I want to know so much more about him.

So besides the characters, a lot happens in this book. But it's hard to talk about with out giving stuff away. There's a lot of killing and a lot of running and hiding. idk. The writing is magically fantastic. It is written beautifully and even the boring parts are interesting... that makes no sense but in my head it does. It was still a great book just not as great as the first.

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Review: Undead and Unwed

Undead and Unwed Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was absolutely ridiculous and I loved it!

Betsy is a total loon. She is obsessed with shoes and she's quite vain but she's also hilariously sarcastic. She takes nothing seriously. In real life I know I would probably hate her but I absolutely love reading about her and her life. What I did not like about this book was Sinclair. It's like the whole Charlie Davidison and Reyes all over again. I have read a few reviews and most of them go on and on about how amazing Sinclair is and I'm sitting here like.. what are you people smoking?.. He picks her up, shoves his finger in her mouth (he's a complete strangers at this point), I know he seeks her out to try and help her but he does it in such a creepy way, he uses his food (he treats them well and they don't seem to mind but still), he's snobby and arrogant and I just don't get why everyone loves him!!! OH and the huge reason I don't like him..he tricks Betsy. He doesn't reveal the whole truth and put himself in a great situation where Betsy doesn't have any kind of choice. So I hate him.

This book was fun and breezy and it an interesting story. I mean there wasn't a whole lot of substance but thats kind of what I liked about it. Sometimes it's nice to have to think when I read :)

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Review: The Vampire With the Dragon Tattoo

The Vampire With the Dragon Tattoo The Vampire With the Dragon Tattoo by Kerrelyn Sparks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

There were things that I loved and then there were things that I hated about this book.

Leah is a scientist that specializes in genetics which is just what the vamps need. So she is brought in as a consultant to help them. Thats how Dougal meets her. He thinks she has the soul of he long lost love. This is one thing I have a problem with. Does he pursue her because of her lost love or does he pursue her because of her own personality? I understand that later on Dougal falls in love with Leah and doesn't care if she's the reincarnated love or not but starting out it bothers me.

Leah has a huge issue with the whole vampire world at first. She was kind of ridiculous in her fear. I mean realistically its understandable but it was just kind of funny. I loved Dougal. He was so freaking adorable. He had no idea who to date or how to even approach it. I absolutely loved their love story and how it progressed. Even if I didn't like his initial motives, I still loved seeing it play out. It was sweet and fun and just enjoyable to read.

Of course the book can't be all butterflies and roses. There is an evil demon creating an army of men to take over the world... you know the normal stuff. I kind of lost interest (a little bit) towards the end. There was a lot of characters involved and they were all jumping around in different places and it wasn't that it was hard to follow but.. it just okay it was a little hard to follow or I just got bored with trying. I mean there was just so many people and they had the tiger tribe in there as well oh and not to mention the village that was drugged and they saved. So those were more people. It was just a lot to sort out and remember names.

But for the most part I enjoyed this book. It helps that I loved both characters and I loved the love story. I didn't care about the rest of it as much but it was still entertaining. It was nice because I haven't enjoyed the last couple book from this series and it has me excited for more again.

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Review: Venomous

Venomous Venomous by Penelope Fletcher
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was loooooooong. I read it on my kindle so I don't know exactly how long but GR says 652 pages. Thats hella long for an alien book. Also let me say that it is NOT smut. At least not what I would consider smut. There was some sex yes. It's defiantly not suitable for younger readers but I like me some more smut when I read about aliens. Don't get me wrong, I still enjoyed reading it but I wish it was a little more smutty and a little less long.

Lumen is a human that was taken from Earth. The slavers decide that she is sexually compatible with them so they give her as a price the the slave that wins a fight. The winner, Venomous, is Ra. Im not going to lie, he was weird. All his customs are weird and to top it all off they weren't able to communicate with each other. Lumen has made him a male, which means she is his life mate. Im not going to go in to specifics but he didn't have a gender until he saw her, weird alien.

This all happens in the first 30% of the book Then they are rescued. They go to his home world where there are a lot more weird Ra customs. She somehow makes a few other Ras into males. Blah blah. This all takes a very long time. My problem with the book was Lumen. She fights everything! Venomous is the most protecting, caring, loving, alien. He fights, kills, and endures ridicule from his loved ones for her and she still bitches at him. Ok so she has to take another Ra male as her mate but she openly admits that she's attracted to him and likes him but she doesn't like that he doesn't agree with everything she says so she makes him suffer. Literally it pains a male not to take his mate once she has made him a man. She denies him foreeeeeverrrr. I mean not literally she eventually accepts him but it's ridiculous how long she takes. These men do everything for her. She is a pampered princess and treats her men like shit. I am not a fan of her.

I would have liked the actually storyline if not for her. The whole Ra thing was pretty cool and I love the way the mates treated her. I just hated her. And I hated the length. Maybe if I liked the heroine I would not have minded how long the book was but since I didn't, I was pushing myself to finish the book.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Review: Pleasure of a Dark Prince

Pleasure of a Dark Prince Pleasure of a Dark Prince by Kresley Cole
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I wanted to like this book but I just didn't really enjoy it that much.

I HATE books where there is a secret that they fight over the whole flipping book and thats exactly what this book was. There was a lot of lies and to be honest they were all pretty stupid. If she would have just told him what was going on, he could have helped. I know he was all "I am man. Hear me roar." But I still thinking telling him would have been the better option. Plus she tortured him for a year. All because she couldn't have sex with him. JUST TELL HIM YOU CANT HAVE SEX!!!!! Why be a bitch?

I got kind of bored with the whole book. 3 stars is a generous rating.

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Review: Forgotten Visions

Forgotten Visions Forgotten Visions by Lia Davis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received an ARC from the author for an honest review.

I loved Kalissa and who the heck couldn't love Ayden? Ill be honest and say that I liked him a lot more than I liked Kalissa. It has to be hard to know someone is your mate and she doesn't really act that way towards you. It was heartbreaking to see him struggle and to see how she really had no idea. I loved watching their story progress.

I also loved the storyline itself. There are so many secrets and surprises. I was defiantly never bored. The only thing that bothered me a little was Kalissa... I know it wasn't her fault but come on! Ayden was perfect! He treated her like a queen and loved her even when she didn't know what was going on. I am super excited for the next book!!

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Review: An Offer From a Gentleman

An Offer From a Gentleman An Offer From a Gentleman by Julia Quinn
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

***Mild spoilers***

I wanted to like this book more than I did. I like Cinderella stories but this one just didn't work for me.

Sophia is a bastard daughter of an Earl who dies. She has an evil step mother and step sisters. She sneaks off one night to go to a ball held at the Bridgerton's home and thats where she meets Benedict. He claims he feels when she walks in the room and it is a soul deep feeling. They spend sometime talking and he teaches her how to dance and when the clock strikes midnight Sophia runs away but not before Benedict gets her glove. So yes, it's pretty much exactly like Cinderella. I was okay with that part.

Benedict tries to find her but can't. A couple of years go by and he finds her in the middle of a bad situation and he saves her and takes her to work for his mother. He doesn't recognize her. She of course knows who he is but she says nothing. He wants her to be his mistress. He can't marry her because she is so far beneath him but he still wants her in his life and in his bed.

My problem with this book is that they spend so much time together and she never says a word and he never realizes its the girl from the ball. He even takes her v-card without them every talking about it. It just annoys me that everything could have been resolved with one freaking conversation. That always annoys me in books. Also my god the ending was so unbelievably corny. I wanted to throw my kindle away it was so cheesy. I have to find historical romance books with out the cheese. The first 2 books from this series weren't cheesy but this one was full of the cheese.

Also I read the epilogue thing and I wish I didn't. I know who Colin ends up with and I know how they act together. I think that kind of ruins the next book for me. Im not quite sure why that was added in there.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Review: Bite Me If You Can

Bite Me If You Can Bite Me If You Can by Lynsay Sands
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

3 1/2 -4 stars.. Okay so I actually liked this book. It's no secret that I have not been a huge fan of the Argeneau family. But this one was actually pretty good.

y whole problem with this series is that I feel like the author tries to hard to make funny situations. They just come off as awkward and there were a few moments in this book that made me cringe and think theres no way in hell this would ever happen but it wasn't the whole book so I can forgive it.

I also liked Lucian and Leigh. I think Lucian was a sweet vampy teddybear that was trying to be a mean ol grizzly but he couldn't do it. He was adorable. Leigh was.. well I didn't like her as much as I liked Lucian. She took finding out about vampires and being turned into one way too well. It just wasn't realistic at all. But she couldn't believe that he was her life mate. Sure vamps can be real but life mates? hell no. She also acted like a child a lot. But I do think because she acted like a child it kind of made Lucian loosen up. So really it worked for them.

i am hoping that the series keeps getting better because theres so many books!! I want to love them.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Review: Big Bad Beast

Big Bad Beast Big Bad Beast by Shelly Laurenston
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Is it bad that the best part of this book was when Blayne was there? I mean I loved Ric and Dee kind of grew on me but every tim Blayne showed up I couldn't stop laughing. She is a freak nutbag and I love her.

So Ric and Dee met when they were children, once and Ric decided then that he was going to marry her and feed her. Now that they are older Dee works for Ric for The Group and they don't recognize each other. Which I kind of found baffling but whatever. They kind of start out as a friend with benefits.. well thats how Dee saw it but Ric was already in love with her and was just trying to figure out a way to get her to stay with him forever. They were cute. Ric is kind of crazy with his food and feeding Dee and Dee is just kind of crazy... and not in the ha ha way more like the Im going to slit your throat in your sleep way. But for whatever reason it works.

I enjoyed this book but I think I have such a girl crush on Gwen and Blayne and their crazy obnoxious-ness that it was hard for me to love Dee. Even though she was kind of awesome in her own kick ass sort of way. The book was still amazing an I still loved it, jus not as much as the last 2 books.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Review: Beast Behaving Badly

Beast Behaving Badly Beast Behaving Badly by Shelly Laurenston
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I absolutely loved this book. I laughed the whole freaking time. Blayne was funny in the last book but put her with Bo and it was a match made in hell/heaven. Blayne is crazy, never on time,messy, loud, obnoxious. Bo has a VERY, vERY strict schedule. He is up tight, obsessed with making schedules, obsessed with being on time by the second, and he's obsessed with cleaning. They are 100% opposites but seeing them together was a thing of miracles. I still don't completely understand how they fit but they do, perfectly. They balance each other out? kind of. Even though neither one of them really compromises on anything. They just co-exsist in each others worlds. I love it!!

One of my favorite books from the series. I think I said that about the last book but I liked this one better!!

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Review: Smoke and Fire

Smoke and Fire Smoke and Fire by Donna Grant
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Is it driving everyone crazy to not know what King is Rhi(idk if thats how you spell her name)? I think I'm going to go mad if I don't find out soon. I keep guessing but then my mind changes. It's frustrating and it takes up a lot of my mind when reading these books. It takes away from the story and pisses me off.

The book was good. Thats my review. I'm too tired and too pregnant to think today.

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Review: Demon's Captive

Demon's Captive Demon's Captive by Stephanie Snow
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This book was recommended to me forever ago. I can't even remember by who but it actually came up on my kindle so I got it and I couldn't put it down. Not necessarily because it was a fantastic book but because I wanted to figure it out. I am not a huge BDSM fan. The thought of pain does absolutely nothing for me. So I go back and forth on this book. He rapes her repeatedly. In ways that make her bleed and she gets off on it.. I think that would be the worst thing to have your body betray you. Anyways, he starts to some how get feelings and I guess she does too? I'm still a little confused. I don't remember them actually ever talking. We heard all of their inner thoughts but I don't remember them ever having a conversation. Usually in darker romance books, the captor will talk to his captive and learn a little bit about them and vise versa and they slowly like each other. Or something like that but this one.. idk. He gets really jealous at one point and beats the shit out of her and then a few days later bonds with her.. So I just don't get it. And toward the end, all his inner thoughts were about how he wanted to dominate her (after the bonding he tried to be less aggressive during sex) and that was never resolved.

I feel like I wanted to like the book but I just didn't understand how the relationship progressed. I know insta love and all that crap but this wasn't like that. He fully intended to kill her after he raped her so it wasn't insta love. I mean I read the book in one sitting so it wasn't terrible, I just don't see how the relationship turned into love or anything more than master and slave.

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Review: Love In The Afternoon

Love In The Afternoon Love In The Afternoon by Lisa Kleypas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am really sad that this series is over. I have enjoyed each and every Hathaway. I love their family. I love how open they are with each other and I love how they fight. I am going to miss them terribly.

Beatrix has always been one of my favorites. I love animals (not anywhere near as much as she does) but I have always felt a connection with her. Not just because of the animals but because everyone thinks she's odd, more odd than the rest of her family. I love the way she reacts to others and I just lover her attitude toward life and the english society.

When I read the summary for this book I got a little nervous. I really don't like books that are based on deceit and honestly thats how this one started out. Beatrix started writing to Captain Christopher Phelan because he had written to her friend and her friend how no intention of writing back. Beatrix felt bad, so she wrote to him and signed her friends name. That went on for months and she fell in love with him and he fell in love with her. So when he gets back home and realized that the friend wasn't the same girl who wrote those letters he felt like they had played a prank on him. And thats just not what a soldier needs when get comes back from war.

Anyways, it turns out good in the end. The letter writing didn't go on all that long and PHelan found out rather quickly that it was Beatrix that wrote to him and instead of being upset like I thought he would he loved her and married her.

There was of course problems and way more to the story but I honestly loved this book. There was a lot of interactions with the rest of the Hathaway tribe. I love seeing and hearing from them in each book. I do wish that there may have been a recap of all their lives, since it was the last book.. At least I think it is.. is there a spin off?? I don't know but I will find out. I will defiantly read more from Lisa Kleypas. She writes funny historical romances and thats the only kind I can read.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Review: Risk

Risk Risk by Dannika Dark
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

You defiantly have to read the whole Mageri series before you read this book. If you haven't read that series yet then go read it and do not read this book! And because I don't want to ruin anything this is going to be a quick review.

I really do love Simon. He was the same cocky bad boy that we all fell in love with in the Mageri series. This time we get to find out a little bit more about him... even though I will say that there wan't a lot of time spent on his past or what exactly happened to him. We kind of get a quick summary and then thats it.

I really loved Ella. She is not at all what I was expecting. Even though I should have known that she would have to be a bad ass in her own way to be able to keep up with Simon. She had a certain disability that for most people would make them weaker in the mage world but Ella rocked it. And when Simon started helping her, she kicked freaking ass.

I want to say that I loved this book because I love the Mageri series, I love Dannika Dark and I have loved Simon since the first time he swaggered into Justice's house but I just didn't love it. I felt a little disappointed actually. The story was fantastic and it defiantly drew me in but I felt like the romance was played down. I understand that Simon never had any intention of settling down but they never had more than a few kisses and the ending?.. I felt extremely unsatisfied by how the relationship was left. It almost felt like a cliffhanger. it wasn't! But it just didn't seem like there was a real conclusion.

I hope we get more about Simon and Ella in future books. I really want to see where they end up. I think I liked Ella just as much as I liked Silver. So I'm defiantly excited to see where it's all going.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Review: The Mane Squeeze

The Mane Squeeze The Mane Squeeze by Shelly Laurenston
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oh my God, I LOVED this book! Shelly Laurenston is my new favorite author. I love everything she writes. It all makes me laugh.

Lock is the greatest shifter ever on the face of the Earth. Gwen was hilariously crazy. Like she was kind of a nut job. She was terrified of doctors, thought they were going to harvest her organs. Im not quite sure why that was so funny to me but it was. Lock was extremely laid back. He is one of the best written bear shifters I have ever read. Lock was huge, he was curious about everything, he loved honey, he took all the drama in and didn't really care about it, and he played with his toes. Seriously, I am in love like I have never been in love before. I loved how he was with Gwen and I loved how little he cared about all of her brothers drama.

I am almost too in love with this book to talk about it rationally. I keep wanting to say I love it and then my mind goes all gooey and lovey and I want to marry Lock. So this is all I'm going to say. I LOVE THIS BOOK! I LOVE LOCK! I loved the relationship he had with Gwen (even if I hate her a little bit ;) This is by far my favorite boo from the series. I honestly don't think it can get any better.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Review: Married By Morning

Married By Morning Married By Morning by Lisa Kleypas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Loved this book. Leo was so incredibly sweet. Not exactly something I would have thought him capable of, at least not with anyone outside his family and especially not with Cat. But he was the sweetest guy and he said some of the most perfect things ever. Of course I don't remember them but I remember reading them and being like omg marry me.

I loved their banter. They didn't argue like they did before they really knew each other but they still argued.. in a loving way. It was adorable. I like that the relationship wasn't overly serious with a whole bunch of drama. It was a fun relationship. I just freaking loved them together.

The only thing I didn't like about the book was how long it took Cat to accept the proposal. Leo was amazing in every way. I know all her fears were of herself not being good enough but that always just pisses me off. The man would not have given you attention if he thought you weren't good enough. Leo need played mind games. So that just annoyed me.

Now on to the animal lover :)

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Review: Tempt Me at Twilight

Tempt Me at Twilight Tempt Me at Twilight by Lisa Kleypas
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I thought Poppy was going to be extremely boring, but she really wasn't. She, like the rest of the Hathaway sisters, is different than most of the society ladies. She enjoys talking politics and has opinions on ancient artifacts. She is completely interesting and I liked learning about her. She is nothing like I thought she was going to be. Harry... yeah Harry... well I did not like him. He was a manipulative bastard. I don't care what kind of childhood you had, it doesn't give you the right to change someone else life to suit your own needs. Honestly I can't believe Poppy agreed to marry him after what he did. She kind of stood her ground after they got married but I feel like she gave in way too quickly when she found out about his childhood. I kind of lost some respect for her. I would not be able to trust him ever. No matter how sweet he started being.

I also got bored with the book at about 80%. After they finally sleep together, they become annoyingly mushy and I hate that. I wanted to skip so much of the last part of the book. I wanted to like the book more than I did. I loved Poppy until I didn't and I hated Harry from the start. To me characters are everything in a book so when I don't like one or both it ruins it for me.

Not gonna lie, I am so excited for the next book. LEO! Finally!

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Review: The Devil in Disguise

The Devil in Disguise The Devil in Disguise by Cynthia Eden
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was pretty fantastic. It honestly reminded me a lot of the tv show Lucifer.. even though it's nothing like it. I can't explain it but the whole book I thought of Lucifer and I pictured Luke as the actor who plays Lucifer. Sigh. This really has nothing to do with the book..

At first I got a little nervous about the book. Mina seduces Luke into taking her back to his house. I thought she was working with the bad people but it turns out hat she was trying to free herself of her "dark" gift. She has a voice that can make people do anything. She didn't want to hurt people so she wanted it gone. Naturally she went to the lord of darkness to rid her of her darkness. Luke finds it amusing and he's attracted to her and he wants to keep her. But she has the enemy ( or some sort of government group) after her. The leader is obsessed with her and will do anything to get her back.

The story had a lot of action and it was an interesting read. The characters were all well developed. I felt like I really got to know them and I loved seeing their romance play out as it did. I love Cynthia Eden. I love her writing and how there is always so much going on. I can't wait for the next book in this series!

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Review: In Bed With the Devil

In Bed With the Devil In Bed With the Devil by Lorraine Heath
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Loved this book! Lady Catherine wasn't like a lot of the ladies from that time. She was headstrong and didn't want to marry because she wanted the freedom to what she pleased. She wasn't overly worried about what each action did to her reputation, she was just herself. I absolutely loved her. Lucian was kind of the same.. except he was never accepted into society because of his childhood. But I loved his attitude toward society. I loved his relationship with his friends. Although I did not like Frannie, at all. She lead him on when she had zero intentions on actually marrying him. He was the sweetest guy.. With some edge but deep down he was a freaking sweetheart. He showed how much he cared for Catherine with every action. I loved their relationship. I just loved this whole book. I can't wait to read the next one.

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