Thursday, July 21, 2016

Dark Carousel (Dark #30) by Christine Feehan

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Dark Carousel (Carpathian Novel, A) - Christine Feehan

The moment Charlotte Vintage walks into his club, Tariq Asenguard’s blood is set on fire. The ancient Carpathian had given up hope of finding his lifemate, but now he will do anything to make Charlotte his own. What Tariq doesn’t know is that Charlotte is using herself and her best friend as bait—to try to draw out the bloodthirsty killers who have already murdered Charlotte’s brother and mentor.
 
Charlotte is familiar with Tariq. Not only is he one of the richest and most eligible bachelors in the city, but he’s also a renowned collector of old carousel horses, which Charlotte restores. Their shared passion opens Charlotte up to trusting him with her life and with the desire she can no longer control. But it also makes her vulnerable to a centuries-old curse that will unite her and Tariq in a war against the enemies of humans and Carpathians alike..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Review:

 

I felt the story was good I liked Tariq as a character more than many other male characters in the Dark series lately.

I didn't care for the intimacy between him and Charlotte or his relationship with Charlotte, I didn't care for the turn or nothing ultimatum which kind of put me off but again Tariq was redeemable enough to keep me interested.

 

As good as Dark Carousel is and as much as I've always loved the Dark series, the longer I read into the book the more it began to feel as if the original point of the Dark series is beginning to fade from the authors focus. I miss the days of Dark Legend and Dark Symphony when the male leads won your heart, the enemies weren't so sketchy and what drove the Carpathian people was more clearly understood.

 

I enjoyed Dark Carousel much more than the last few installments in this series and I was entertained by the turn of events more than the last few books. I was relieved that I felt more anticipation this time around than I have in awhile but also in the back of my mind I've felt like the more books that have been coming out in this series the more it feels like the newest installments are just a way to add more cast to an already over flowing group of characters.

 

So I had a few mixed feelings over how I felt about this book but I still felt it was four star worthy.

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Inescapable (Men of Mercy, #1) by Joss Wood

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Inescapable (Men of Mercy Novel, A) - Joss Wood

Best friends Kai, Sawyer, and Axl worked hard to make Caswallawn Security the booming success that it is. As for love, marriage, and commitment, those are way down on their priority list...

Kai Manning is unhappy that Caswallawn is making Mercy, Virginia, its permanent headquarters—he doesn’t understand this quaint, crazy town, and he doesn’t want to settle down, period. A rough childhood made him fiercely independent, and he’s determined to rely on nothing and no one. So the moment he lays eyes on Flick, he knows he’s in trouble...

Local baker Felicity “Flick” Sturgiss is not looking for a man. She’s done giving her all to relationships that give nothing back. But Kai is undeniably hot. He may look like bad news, but he’s not going to be in town for long, and she’s dealing with a lot right now—she deserves to have some fun.

When a family emergency calls Sawyer away, Kai must remain in Mercy to hold down the fort. Now, Kai and Flick’s plan for a quick fling falls to the wayside (just like their torn-off clothing), leaving them wondering if they can keep their hands—and their hearts—to themselves..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Review:

I wish there had been more emotional exploration but there was a decent amount of sexploration even if just a tad too much if debate. However you can't really help but want to know how it turns out with who gets chosen and what not.

Kai can be a contradicting character but also likable enough to win you over, Felicity could be a little wish washy though.

I enjoyed the interaction between Kai and Felicity for the most part just not enough to really fall in love with the story.

I would like to say though that I like the way the book is written, I like the authors tone and her voice so I will be checking out more books by Joss in the future.

I had a hard time deciding on three or four stars but because this is a new and first installment to a series I'm waiting for future installments to really grab me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wanderlust by Roni Loren

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Wanderlust - Roni Loren

Restaurant critic Aubrey Bordelon is never at a loss for words to describe her meals in the fancy restaurants of New Orleans. But after her magazine’s high-profile music reporter falls ill, she finds herself out of her element and in a sea of screaming fans awaiting Wanderlust’s lead singer, Lex Logan. The sound of his voice gives her goosebumps, and the stage presence of the hard-bodied rock star takes her breath away. So when he pulls her onstage for a sexy stunt, she knows she’s in real trouble.
 
Lex doesn’t want to pretend that the sparks on stage between him and Aubrey never happened, but it certainly makes the fact that she’s writing a story on his band all the more dangerous. The last thing he needs is some nosy reporter revealing their problems to the world. But the sexy Southern belle doesn’t give up easily, and soon he’s wondering if the best way to chase her off the story is to coax her into his bed…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I wasn't sure whether to rate this book two or three stars but I had a hard time understanding and relating to the characters and the reasons for why they acted the way they did. Wanderlust has a lot of potential but I couldn't personally get into it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Throughout the vast lands controlled by the Ironship Trading Syndicate, nothing is more prized than the blood of drakes. It can be distilled into elixirs that bestow fearsome powers on the rare men and women known as the Blood-blessed. But not many know the truth: that the lines of drakes are weakening. The Syndicate’s last hope resides in whispers of the existence of another breed of drake, far more powerful than the rest, and the few who have been chosen by fate to seek it.
 
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The land outside of the Old City was supposed to be green, lush, hopeful. A place where Alice could finally rest. But the verdant fields are nothing but ash—and hope is nowhere to be found. Still, Alice and Hatcher are on a mission to find his daughter, a quest they will not forsake even as it takes them deep into the clutches of the mad White Queen and her goblin or into the realm of the twisted and cruel Black King.
 
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The Great Library controls the knowledge of the world, ruthlessly stamping out all rebellion, forbidding the personal ownership of books in the name of the greater good. Jess Brightwell has survived his introduction to the world of the Library, but serving in its army is nothing like he envisioned. Embarking on a mission to save one of their own, Jess and his band of allies make one wrong move and suddenly find themselves hunted by the Library’s deadly automata and forced to flee.
 
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Emberly and her red hot partner, Jackson, have hit an impasse in their battle against the crazed humans infected by a plague-like virus derived from vampire blood. Their quest to unearth the leader of the group leads them into an ambush—and leaves Emberly at odds with her former lover, Sam, who’s pressuring her to join his Paranormal Investigations Team.
 
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Monday, July 18, 2016

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