Sunday, March 1, 2015

Reviews 3/1

The Panty Whisperer: An Erotic Short Story (The Panty Whisperer Series Book 1)

The Panty Whisperer: An Erotic Short Story (The Panty Whisperer Series Book 1) - Sloane Howell The Panty Whisperer is a quick and intriguing potential beginning to a fantastic story. Its hot, its naughty and its a tale that ladies of all backgrounds and tastes will enjoy. I wish there had been more because it caught and held my attention right from the beginning. I look forward to seeing what the second part has in store for us.

Bear Attraction

Bear Attraction - Jennifer Ashley I received a digital copy in exchange for an honest review from Berkley.

You can never go wrong with Jennifer Ashley. I think Bear Attraction is one of the best I've read from her yet. Although I'm still not sure how I feel about Rebecca turning into a bear (haha) I really loved this story. She's intelligent, she's strong, she takes the lead in the story and holds the reader closer than Walker does and it works. It's fantastic.

The Billionaire and the Virgin

The Billionaire and the Virgin - Jessica Clare I received a digital copy in exchange for an honest review from Berkley.

It took quite awhile for the story and the characters to grow on me, especially Robert. More than once I almost gave up finishing the book just because of how frustrated I became. Yet there were a few redeeming moments that made the story worth while. I like getting to see an individual grow and mature even if it isn't all the way through we do get to see the beginnings of maturity set in and that I did like. The Billionaire and the Virgin was a good story and I look forward to seeing what Jessica has in mind next.

Forbidden to Love the Duke

Forbidden to Love the Duke - Jillian Hunter I received a print copy in exchange for an honest review from Berkley.

I didn't care for the building of the relationship between the h/h because there really wasn't anything solid to grab onto that really gave me as the reader something solid to build their relationship on. Relationships make or break a story for me and since this one wasn't what I was hoping for it brought down my rating otherwise the rest of the story was okay.

Always Loving You

Always Loving You - Sydney Landon I received a print copy in exchange for an honest review from Berkley.

Always Loving You was a well written story but I didn't care for either of the characters. I don't really have a lot to say about the book over all because it didn't leave a great impression but I wish there was more to relate to without all the childish antics.

Closer Than You Think

Closer Than You Think - Karen Rose I received a print copy in exchange for an honest review from Berkley.

Closer Than You Think is one of those late middle of the night slow building reads. Its characters Faith and Deacon although flawed and broken in their own ways have enough strength and determination to seek out the dangers lurking in the depths of every page and work together to uncover the secrets and hidden in both the past and present. Closer Than You Think is a story that will uncover questions that just might make you wonder.
Closer Than You Think was a little bit slower than I would have liked because there was already enough anticipation the author had built up that it broke the flow and kind of disjointed the story a bit but otherwise I really liked it.

Firelight at Mustang Ridge

Firelight at Mustang Ridge - Jesse Hayworth I received a print copy in exchange for an honest review from Berkley.

Firelight was one of my favorite books I've read in a really long time. Jesse has created stories that reach into your heart and touch deep into you - the reader and really grasp at the broken places then just as the characters struggle through their own fears and inner wounds helps heal your own and gives you a sort of assurance that even though they're fictional you are not alone and that someone in the world is struggling with the same pains you feel. Its a wonderful healing series to read and invest in for readers of all kinds. I absolutely love it.

Jaguar Pride

Jaguar Pride - Terry Spear I received a digital copy in exchange for an honest review from Sourcebooks Casablanca.

Terry Spear is an author I feel doesn't get enough credit for her kick ass writing. Terry from the beginning when I first discovered her work knows how to create a world full of lush detail and vivid detail. Its real, its gripping, and Terry totally connects to her readers from the hot and heavy to the emotionally gripping. Terry pulls you in and keeps you locked in her pages from start to finish in Jaguar Pride. I love it all from the complex dynamic relationships to the action packed adventure, Melissa and Huntley are sexy and dedicated and the hero duo you'd always want at your back. I absolutely love the two of them together as they find their way from the jungle to the bedroom and back again.

Rescue Me (Second Chance Ranch)

Rescue Me (Second Chance Ranch) - Catherine Mann I received a print copy in exchange for an honest review from Berkley.

I enjoyed Rescue Me more than the first book Shelter Me. I enjoyed the characters more and I enjoyed the journey more. I think that the novels can be read in order or as a stand alone even though they all connect. Rescue Me felt more emotional and more deeper and more intense than the first book and I felt that Catherine did a wonderful job successfully creating a story that can redeem both her characters and her readers. I really enjoy her writing and I can't wait for the next installment.

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Give It All

Give It All - Cara McKenna I received a print copy in exchange for an honest review from Berkley.

Again the Desert Dogs series is not an MC series. Mentioning motorcycles does not make it an MC book. That being said, I really wanted to like Give it All more than I did, I felt the story over all lacked attraction and chemistry on behalf of the main characters Raina and Duncan, the story itself built slower than I would have liked and never really redeemed itself. I didn't like that giving Duncan an addition was supposed to make him a *bad boy* or give him a bad boy image. Raina I really liked but it was difficult to believe that a chick like her even with the opposites attract issue would have been remotely interested in Duncan at all. Still I like Cara's writing and will continue to read the following installments because there are redeeming moments in the stories that keep my interest.

Crossing the Darkness

Crossing the Darkness - William Massa Crossing the Darkness for me was like a cross between Ascension and Pandorum with the added complex twists and action packed suspense. I really don't know how Massa does it because he really knows how to depict the scene as if you were really standing there and experiencing it for yourself. Crossing the Darkness is a book I had to read twice in a row because I enjoyed it so much. A fun twisted story for those craving some scifi excitement.

Just in Time for a Highlander (Sirens of the Scottish Borderlands)

Just in Time for a Highlander (Sirens of the Scottish Borderlands) - Gwyn Cready I received a digital copy in exchange for an honest review from Sourcebooks Casablanca.

Dude, how flipping hot is this cover? Seriously. The cover is the first thing that bought me when I came across Just in Time- I'd totally buy a poster of this cover. Its hot!
That being said, you can't take this book seriously at all. Its effin hilarious. I felt it was more like a comedic romance than anything else because the entire thing felt like it was a long written joke with quite a few stomach punch giggle scenes, snorts and grunts included for its reader.
Although much of it wasn't quite believable I decided not to look too deeply into the whys and hows and just went with it instead and rather enjoyed it for the simple entertainment of it.
Many of the characters have quite of bit of personality that allow them to stand out as strong willed individuals even without the others to accompany them. Just in Time for a Highlander is a fun read I enjoyed all the way through.

Occult Assassin: Ice God (Occult Assassin #0)

Occult Assassin: Ice God (Occult Assassin #0) - William Massa Oh my God! I so wish this book had been longer! I wanted so much more! Occult Assassin is a book you can totally see creating one of those action packed video games. It might sound silly to some but I think it would totally rock. It's so short and it was so good that I hope the author continues this novella into a full series. Give me more Massa!

Ghost Killer

Ghost Killer (The Ghost Seer Series) - Robin D. Owens I received a print and digital copy in exchange for an honest review from Berkley.

Ghost Killer was a good read, I felt it was a tad silly at times and I would have thought Ghost Redeemer or something of that nature would have suited the title better but over all I enjoyed Clare and Zach's sort of pirates/cowboys and indians sort of interaction as they found their way through all the twists and turns in the story. There were some moments I felt could have been explored better between them as a couple and not for the lack of sex was the emotional connection I wanted to feel with them but didn't. If there hadn't been so much sex I would have said the book would have fit the NA genre better because of the bland kind of interaction as far as they are concerned between characters and readers yet the story itself is really good so I enjoyed Ghost Killer, not to mention I'm already a fan of Robin's work so I'm a tad partial. I hope that more is explored in her next installment.

Match: A Supernatural Thriller

Match: A Supernatural Thriller - William Massa I love William Massa, his writing is superb. He never betrays his readers or his writing style and talent for delving into multiple subgenres to create his fabulous stories. Each book he's written holds strong and true to the depth that he can reach with both excitement and creativity. He has a well of gripping plots that he weaves and Match is one of those stories. As the world we live in now where we are surrounded by dating sites, webpages and hook up scenes on tv, radio and internet we rarely get to see what the negative affects or consequences of those type of things can bring to a persons life. Match creates that complex introduction then creates a twist that will keep you wondering to the end. I absolutely loved it. I hope that Match is expanded on in the future because you can just see so many ideas going to more places. It really makes your mind wander.

Fear the Light (Fear Series #1)

Fear the Light (Fear Series #1) - William Massa I want a print copy of this book for my shelves at home. I really enjoyed the whole whodunnit complex mystery built on top of the thoroughly developed characters with such detailed back stories. Fear the Light is a great story that really encompasses Massa's talent for writing really great stories full of excellent detail and depth. I always love me some Dracula and this story puts a whole new spin that hasn't been explored before. Fear the Light is an absolute winner.

Casually Cursed


I received a print and digital copy from Berkley in exchange for an honest review.

I really enjoyed Casually Cursed I thought that all the personality and the adventure was well developed and well done. Its fun, its entertaining and although its a paranormal romance its focused less on the romance aspect and more intently on the family aspect which was disappointing however I felt it was redeeming because you get a more deeper connection to our usual fav's. Kimberly Frost is always fantastic at what she does when she writes and her stories always turn out beautifully. I love her work and I can't wait for what she has in store for us readers next.

The Accidental Dragon

The Accidental Dragon - Dakota Cassidy I received a print and digital copy in exchange for an honest review from Berkley.

The Accidental Dragon is a great read full of silly, sexy, fun moments tinged with a few emotional touches. Dakota Cassidy is a writer that knows how to explore the many various levels of both love and fear and adds just the right amount of hilarity so that the serious undertone doesn't overshadow the love story between Tessa and Mick which have a fabulous dynamic of personality together. I really liked the exploration of Tessa's conflict of emotions toward Mick because of their history but that only made me love them together more. I'm sure every girl can relate to the character that longed for the one since a kid. Not many of them got to fulfill that hope they had when they were young and I more than enjoyed watching it come to life in The Accidental Dragon.

Filthy Rich

Filthy Rich - Dawn Ryder I received a digital copy in exchange for an honest review from Sourcebooks Casablanca.

Filthy Rich is an excellent tease of a book. It has some emotional depth that the author skims along for Celeste's character background which explains some of her hesitancy even though she doesn't quite push away all that much with Nartan even with his power passion hungry desires that seem to overwhelm her. In the end he is more passion than power and the two of them even eachother out quite well. Nartan makes her feel safe, Celeste makes him feel secure and together they both find that their hearts speak to one another. Filthy Rich is quite a bit more tame than I expected but in the end I felt that it suited the story well and I was happy with the result.

Hot Ice

Hot Ice - Lynn Raye Harris I received a digital copy in exchange for an honest review from the author.

I really can't put to words how much I enjoy Lynn's writing. I love her hero's and I especially love her female leads. They aren't weak or ditzy, they aren't someone that is over shadowed by the story or their counterpart. Lynn examples strong willed, strong minded out spoken women that aren't afraid to say or do what their hearts or minds put them out to do.
I love that with every new male counterpart each of them stand out as new and completely different than the previous installment. As many authors seem to create the same exact character for every book they write Lynn manages to give light to a cast that all readers can tell apart and love for each of their many differences.
I had a blast with both Grace and Garrett, they play well off of eachother and when it comes to the heated sexy moments... Lynn does not disappoint.
I really hope that all these books come out in print, I would love to have them for my home collection. I wouldn't mind taking the men home either. ;) I can't get enough of the HOT series. Thank you Lynn for the privilege to read your work. I can't wait for the next installment!

Panther Prowling

Panther Prowling (An Otherworld Novel) - Yasmine Galenorn I received a print and digital copy in exchange for an honest review from Jove.

Clever, full of sass and wit the D’Artigo sisters are better than ever. Delilah is both a girls and guys kind of chick. She's independant, she's relatable and she's laid back. She has both beauty and brians with just an under current of danger.

Although I would have enjoyed more romance, the story isn't without steam or emotion. The magical embrace was well within reach for D and Shade. Including the questionable breeding issue. But I won't spoil that topic for the rest of you.

The suspenseful mysteries and questions Yasmine aroused kept me more than occupied wondering what would come next and how the questions would find some kind of resolution. I am on pins and needles when it comes to Delilah and hoping for her future.

I really enjoyed all the multiple dimensions of realism, magic, personality, history and life that collide in Yasmine's work. She is a talented writer I always enjoy reading.

Viper Game

Viper Game - Christine Feehan I received a print and digital copy in exchange for an honest review from Berkley/Jove.

I was happy to see a novel get back to Wyatt but at the same time on another end I kind of wish we would get a book that explored more stories or with more depth both Whitney and the original crew because I feel like we as readers are losing touch with what started the series to begin with. I know Christine is expanding the world of our Ghostwalkers and showing just how vast it is but at this point its pretty evident already how massive it is and how far it goes. I would like to see an exploration into Whitney on a deeper scale because I have a feeling there is so much there that could be brought out with twists that many don't expect including if we got to have more of Lily and Ry, Nick and Dal... everyone - because I feel like we are losing touch with the whole purpose of its origins and the emotional dilemmas, and the insane plot that created it all.
Readers are having to wait too long between installments, we get a lot of repetition of the same conversations with different characters in the various books but I really don't feel like we are moving forward with any of it. More and more of the outcasts are coming together and finding eachother and we get tiny tidbits and snippets but we aren't getting that same explosive plot surge we used to get like we did in the first book- Shadow Game.
That's not to say that I didn't enjoy Viper Game because I did. I always enjoy Christine's work but I would love to get back to the roots of the story so that we can stop being stalled out.

Hunter Reborn

Hunter Reborn - Katie Reus I received a print and digital copy in exchange for an honest review from Signet.

Hunter Reborn lives up to its name. Katie Reus is an author that knows how to write a wonderful book. Continuing the Moon Shifter series her writing continues strong well into the fifth book.
I really loved Aiden and Larissa together. The conflicts they had to cope with and work through were fantastic. It brings to home all the emotions and confusion both feel as they struggle between their minds, hearts and their history. Both remembered and forgotten. I enjoyed the longing and the depth Katie created because it gives readers something vital to hold onto and something that gives us a deeper connection to what they think and feel and why they are who they are and sympathy for the journey they have been on.
I absolutely love this series.

White Knight

White Knight - Kelly Meade, Kelly Meding I received a digital copy in exchange for an honest review from Berkley.

When I got White Knight I really didn't know that it was a part of a series/trilogy and its important to note that reading the previous books is an important factor in understanding the who, what and why. I would highly suggest starting at the beginning before investing in White Knight.
That being said I can't say enough great things about this book. There is so much positive reinforcement and redemption that Miss Meade brings into play that the heart warms to the many forms of healing she serves both her characters and her readers. White Knight is a heart whole story with a lesson in life and love and I fully support the message she delivers.

Life's Too Frantic

So I haven't been around to blog since late November early December, I hope you all are doing well. I am keeping busy wi...