Thursday, November 23, 2017

Review: License to Date

License to Date License to Date by Susan Hatler
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I really didn't care for this book much. It's a light, fluffy romance, if that's what you looking for. The characters are pretty one dimensional and don't have a lot of depth. I don't like the main character or the way she lets her friends push her around. Nor the duplicitous main male character either. It's just not a very strong book, and sometimes the friends can come off as pushy and annoying; and the main female character doesn't come off well at all either. I mean really! She agrees to go on a bunch of dates just to get free help working on her house? If they were really her friends, they would have agreed to help her anyway, and wouldn't have pushed her about the dating.

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Review: A Husband for Christmas: Halsey Homecoming

A Husband for Christmas: Halsey Homecoming A Husband for Christmas: Halsey Homecoming by Paty Jager
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Since this is the final book in a series, I wasn't expecting to enjoy it much. Most books like this are only enjoyable by those who have read the series. I've read those books, and was expecting that in this one. But guess what?
THIS IS NOT ONE OF THOSE BOOKS.
No, you don't need to have read the rest of the series to enjoy this book.
Now, about this book, it's a wonderful historical romance tale that I liked a lot. The characters are really awesome, and it has a super cool ending. I bet the rest of the books in this series rock too, but you don't have to have read them to enjoy this book. It stands on it's own and is very good.

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Review: Trusting Jake

Trusting Jake Trusting Jake by Lauren Giordano
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a really good book that has a good ending. But, I had a hard time getting into the book at first. I kept skimming through it, and it picks up after you get into the book. Has a really good ending.

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Review: Love, Christmas - Holiday stories that will put a song in your heart!

Love, Christmas - Holiday stories that will put a song in your heart! Love, Christmas - Holiday stories that will put a song in your heart! by Leanne Banks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you're wanting a Christmas box set to enjoy, this is a great one to get. I highly recommend it. It's a box set full of great stories from an awesome list of authors. Definitely one to add to your collection.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Review: Mann Cakes

Mann Cakes Mann Cakes by Mysti Parker
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Truly awesomely fun read in this book. While away serving their country, the business that twin brothers Tanner and Garrett started with their friend is destroyed and their friend is lost too. Trying to recover from this, they move back home and buy a restaurant that is for sale; planning to sell savory cupcakes. They come smack up against the two girls that neither man has forgotten since high school, Paige and Morgan, who also run a cupcake/bakery business. And the sparks fly.

But their problems follow them and trouble ensues, both of the mystery/suspicious kind; and of the romantic kind. You get two romances in one book, and it's an awesome book that you just must put on your to read list. The story takes place in the rolling hills of Kentucky, which is a plus for me, as I'm from Kentucky.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Review: What Once Was Perfect

What Once Was Perfect What Once Was Perfect by Zoe York
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This book was disappointing. Wasn't very Christmassy. Didn't like the female lead character. The guy was so-so. The story was one I had read before. Guy lets girl go. She becomes famous, comes back home. He falls for her again. She acts like an ass for a while. They have sex a lot. Guy totally rearranges his life for HER!

Pardon me, but I grew up in a day and age when the woman rearranged her life for the guy. I mean, if she REALLY cares about him, she'd be willing to do that. But in books like this, the girl is never willing to uproot and rearrange her life for the guy, but she expects the guy to do just that. I mean, come on!

So tired of books like this. I like good old fashioned romance.

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Review: Silver Bells

Silver Bells Silver Bells by C.J. Hunt
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Okay, this is an excellent Christmas romance novel. Love, love, loved it. Wonderful story, great setting, fun characters, and fun writing. Yes, there are giggles and laughs in this book. It's a fun and refreshing read. Makes me smile just writing the review. I highly recommend you put this book on your holiday reading list.

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Review: Christmas with Angel

Christmas with Angel Christmas with Angel by Lexi Post
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

This book is mostly about them trying to find places to have sex. The latter part of this very short book isn't too bad, but it's best read if you've read the other books in this series.
YES, THIS IS A CONTINUED STORY.
IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THE OTHER BOOKS, YOU WON'T REALLY GET THIS ONE.
Seriously, if you haven't read any other books about these characters, don't bother with this one.

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Review: Under the Mistletoe

Under the Mistletoe Under the Mistletoe by A.C. Arthur
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Seems like a nice enough set, but just didn't catch my interest. Couldn't get into the story, so moved on to another book.

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Review: A Christmas Worth Billions

A Christmas Worth Billions A Christmas Worth Billions by Jaclyn Hardy
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This book isn't Christmassy, it's depressing. Yeah, I know, real life and that stuff happens and all ..... but, ........ I read books to get away from all that stuff. The book starts out with the guy moaning and crushingly sad because his wife is gone. And the mom is just plain stupid! She's lets her kids sleep in the cold and doesn't accept help the church would give because, "she wants to show she can do it on her own". I mean, how stupid a character can you get?!!?

Let me tell you, when you're down and out, you take whatever help anyone is willing to offer; and you shove that 'do it on your own' crap right where it goes - right out the door and into the garbage.

I didn't get far into this book because one character is insanely depressing, and the other character is colossally stupid. I have better books to read.

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Review: Pastels and Jingle Bells

Pastels and Jingle Bells Pastels and Jingle Bells by Christine S. Feldman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a touching book that will speak to anyone who has ever been teased or bullied. It's a great book to read, and very Christmassy. I mean, what's a girl to do when her the school bully from her past turns out to be a single dad with a little girl who is being picked on? Just melt into a puddle, that's what. It's a great book and a good holiday read, so check it out.

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Review: A Christmas Gone Perfectly Wrong

A Christmas Gone Perfectly Wrong A Christmas Gone Perfectly Wrong by Cecilia Grant
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Now I like Christmas romances, and I like historical romances; but, I don't like this one. The characters are rather pitiful. The guy ..... he just isn't that likeable in any shape, way, or form; and the girl and her uncle, they read like escapees from a lunatic asylum. It just isn't that good.

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Review: All I Want for Christmas is You

All I Want for Christmas is You All I Want for Christmas is You by Lisa Mondello
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Truly loved this book. It was awesome! And very Christmassy too. There's great characters and a simply wonderful story that I loved. It's a solid 5 star read. Wonderful story, wonderful ending, good writing.

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Review: An American Mail-Order Bride Christmas Collection: Victoria, Bride of Kansas / Santa's Mail-Order Bride

An American Mail-Order Bride Christmas Collection: Victoria, Bride of Kansas / Santa's Mail-Order Bride An American Mail-Order Bride Christmas Collection: Victoria, Bride of Kansas / Santa's Mail-Order Bride by E.E. Burke
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a good solid box set that is a fun read if you're into historical western romance. I enjoyed it a lot. You've got good characters and interesting stories.

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Review: Christmas Wish

Christmas Wish Christmas Wish by Melanie Shawn
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

The blurb sounds good. Shoot, the blurb sounds great. But the book just doesn't live up to the blurb. There's too much focus on their sexual response to each other. The characters are rather shallow and not deeply fleshed out. The story just isn't that great, isn't that Christmassy to me.

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Review: A Father for Christmas

A Father for Christmas A Father for Christmas by Rachelle Ayala
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a truly awesome book by my favorite writer. And yes, it is Christmassy. It's a deep story about a complicated relationship between a war damaged vet and a single mother. The path to true love isn't simple or quick for this couple, but the author has written an awesome story, and I loved it. I'd heartily recommend it to anyone for any time of the year. Has the most awesome ending.

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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Review: To Save a Lady

To Save a Lady To Save a Lady by Lindsay Downs
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is an awesome book, and I simply loved it! I'd call the genre historical mystery/romance, and author Lindsay Downs does it so well. The characters are great, and the mystery is simply fascinating. They're searching for the murderer of a man, and the pursuit gets downright dangerous for our female and male heroines. Plus, you get 2 romances, and not just one.

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Review: Going Hearts Over Heels

Going Hearts Over Heels Going Hearts Over Heels by Rachelle Ayala
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is an awesomely fun romance novel from one of my favorite authors. She doesn't disappoint in this book, she never disappoints. It's a fun novel where city meets country, and not mice, but a boy and a girl. The city girl comes to the small town, and the country boy doesn't care for the city, but does like the girl. The story of these two getting together is a lot of rollicking good fun from an awesome author. If you've never read her work before, then this is a good time to start.

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Review: Romancing the Rogue

Romancing the Rogue Romancing the Rogue by Erica Ridley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Short book, but a good book. Great characters that draw you in immediately. Love the story, it's awesome.

Love the female main character, smart but feminine. The male main character is a bit of an unobservant rogue. He wronged her years ago, and now they've connected again.

I'm sure you'll like the ending, I loved it.


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Review: A Cherry Sinister Murder / The Cheesecake Fake

A Cherry Sinister Murder / The Cheesecake Fake A Cherry Sinister Murder / The Cheesecake Fake by Nancy McGovern
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

It's all right, but not great. The mystery part isn't too well concocted, and there's an obvious mistake made in the laying out of it. The characters aren't very compelling either. I skimmed through the first book, which was all right; and I skipped the second book all together and moved on to another book. It's an all right set, but not that great.

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Review: No Direction Home

No Direction Home No Direction Home by Jude Willhoff
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Well, I gave this book a try. I really did. I got through into chapter 7 before I dumped it and moved on to another book. While I sympathize with the author, and living with chronic pain, it's not something I want to read about in my fictional novel. And the character was always going on about her condition, what she can do, what she can't do, etc.

NOW, before you jump on my case, I TOO LIVE WITH CHRONIC PAIN. Plus, I have other chronic health issues. I keep a medicine log in the form of a small notebook where I write down all the medicine that I take on a daily basis. So yes, I understand this all too well.

I know about what I can and can't do. I LIVE WITH THAT ON A DAILY BASIS. I live with what I can and can't eat. I live with trying to control my pain.

BUT IT'S NOT SOMETHING I WANT TO READ ABOUT!
I LIVE WITH IT!
And I certainly don't want to read about it in my fictional novel I pick up.
I gave the book a try.

Maybe if you don't live with any chronic health issues, and are a healthy so and so, maybe you can find this book interesting. I do live with chronic health issues and did not find it interesting.

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Review: Ghosts in Glass Houses

Ghosts in Glass Houses Ghosts in Glass Houses by Kay Charles
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a very FUN read! (:-) I really enjoyed it. All the ghosts just add to the fun. It's a hoot, her dealing with all these ghosts talking to her, while she's trying to not let people know she can see and hear them. It's got great characters, an awesome story, and a heck of a mystery that will keep you guessing till the very end.

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Review: The Courage To Love

The Courage To Love The Courage To Love by Christina Tetreault
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Good solid romance book, and I enjoyed it. I've read another book in this series I believe. This book has good characters, great setting, and good solid story. A good romance book to curl up with.

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Review: Prairie Heat

Prairie Heat Prairie Heat by Tessa Layne
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Sorry, but this book just didn't grab me. It resorted to sex right at the beginning, which I didn't care for. But this book just never got my attention.

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Review: Last Resort

Last Resort Last Resort by Jill Sanders
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a very enjoyable book with an interesting story that I enjoyed a lot. Fun read, good characters, good story.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Review: Dark Deceit

Dark Deceit Dark Deceit by Cathie Dunn
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

The heroine in this book is pathetically dismal and spineless, always choosing the wrong guy. The hero is the only reason that I skimmed through the book at all. And he's not anything to write home about. I mean, he's okay, but nothing special. The story isn't all that great either. And be forewarned, the book starts out with a rather gruesome scene.

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Review: Jameson: Brothers Ink Tattoo

Jameson: Brothers Ink Tattoo Jameson: Brothers Ink Tattoo by Nicole James
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Just recently, I reviewed another tattoo parlor romance book, and I gave it low ratings. The difference between that book and this one is like daylight and dark. This book is SOOOO MUCH BETTER than the other one. I didn't care for the other book, but I LOVED THIS ONE! The characters were wonderful, and the story rocks! The romance between Ava and Jameson is almost hate at first sight, but they warm up to each other. You get to know Jameson's brothers. It's simply an awesome read.

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Review: The Watchmaker's Daughter

The Watchmaker's Daughter The Watchmaker's Daughter by C.J. Archer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oh yeah, I definitely remember THIS book! IT'S AWESOME!!!!!!!! I loved it. This is a great book, with a fascinating story and wonderful characters to go with it. This is definitely a book you'll want to read.

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Review: Summer Storms

Summer Storms Summer Storms by Rebekah Lyn
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

It's an all right book, nothing stellar though. Nothing that stood out and made me say, 'oh yeah, I remember this book'.

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Review: A Scone to Die for

A Scone to Die for A Scone to Die for by H.Y. Hanna
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is the first one in the series, but there is a prequel book that you must read before this one. It sets everything up for you. But this book, IT'S AWESOME! I love this series, and she is one of my favorite writers. Grab this whole series if you like cozy mysteries. It's a great one that is fun to read with awesome mysteries that will leave you guessing until the very end.

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Review: All-Butter ShortDead

All-Butter ShortDead All-Butter ShortDead by H.Y. Hanna
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I like this author a lot. I've read other of her books, and she always does a good job. Good solid characters and a kicking story each time. But, she excels at writing cozy mysteries, which is a new fave of mine. This book launches the Oxford Tearoom Mysteries series. If you like cozy mysteries, then you'll want to check out this series. I loved it! It's great! This would make an awesome Hallmark Mystery channel series.

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Review: Forever and Ever Boxed Set: Books 1-3

Forever and Ever Boxed Set: Books 1-3 Forever and Ever Boxed Set: Books 1-3 by E.L. Todd
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Well, if you like reading about rich, privileged, spoiled brats, then this book is for you. But, prepare to be bored, because it just chronicles their everyday life. I bailed on the book because I was so bored with the story. The characters aren't particularly likeable, and aren't anyone most people would relate to. I kept waiting for the story to pick up and catch my interest, but it never did.

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Review: Sentinel: Bravo Bear

Sentinel: Bravo Bear Sentinel: Bravo Bear by Amelia Jade
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I must say, I didn't finish this one. It is filled with violence and that's just not my cup of tea. When Connor isn't lusting after the girl, then he's killing someone; and the author gives some rather gruesome details of this. So I bailed on this book. Yes, I've read a lot of paranormal romance novels, and let me say - this one was definitely more violent than most. Not a book I would recommend.

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Review: About Hana

About Hana About Hana by K.T. Bowes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Yep, I gave this one my rare 5 stars, and it earns every single one. This is a fantastic romance book, set in New Zealand. Great characters, and an awesome story. This is a book you'll definitely want to read. No sex scenes, no violence. Just great characters and an awesome story.

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Review: Into the Light

Into the Light Into the Light by Tami Lund
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This one is a good read, and a different take on your paranormal romance story. The characters are interesting and so is the story. I like this book, and enjoyed it. But is does have a bit of a depressing part at the beginning. But don't let that put you off as it is a good book.

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Review: Men of Inked Series

Men of Inked Series Men of Inked Series by Chelle Bliss
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

The only reason I skimmed through and completed this set is that the author created some interesting characters. BUT, it's filled with swear words and foul language and sex scenes. If you take out all the sex scenes, you would cut the book in about half. Then, if you took out all the foul language, that would take away another third of the book. So there isn't much left. Shame the author didn't leave all that stuff out and do more with the interesting characters that she created.

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Review: Lost Fortune

Lost Fortune Lost Fortune by Sandra E. Sinclair
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a truly awesome book, that has good characters and an excellent story that will hold your attention. There's no sex scenes or violence. Just great characters and a fascinating story.

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Review: Rose's Destiny

Rose's Destiny Rose's Destiny by Rosie Attwood
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is a good book with a good story and interesting characters. No sex scenes, and not a lot of violence. I enjoyed it, it's a good read. It's western romance genre, and a good one.

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Review: Ada’s Secret: A Tale of The Big Beautiful Bride

Ada’s Secret: A Tale of The Big Beautiful Bride Ada’s Secret: A Tale of The Big Beautiful Bride by Faye Sonja
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is a really good book. If you're wanting a good read, try this one. I enjoyed it. There's good characters, and a good story. Well worth your time.

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Review: Romancing Redemption

Romancing Redemption Romancing Redemption by Bonnie R. Paulson
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Obviously, I didn't care for this book. It has stuff in it that really oughtn't be written in a book. If you want to be depressed and read about twisted human beings who like to abuse women, then this is the book for you. Really, I don't think it's a book for anyone.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Review: How to Marry a Cowboy

How to Marry a Cowboy How to Marry a Cowboy by Carolyn Brown
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I got this book as part of a 2 book set I snagged free on Amazon. But this book was so good that I had to give it a review of it's own. It has the most hilarious beginning of any book I've ever read and will totally rope you in right from the start. And the laughs and humor don't stop there. The 2 little girls, and the goats, and ..... etc. keep the humor going throughout the book. And, it has the sweetest ending you'd ever want to read, right out of a fairytale or something. This is really a gem of a book that you should put on your to read list. It's tons of fun to read.

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Review: How to Marry a Cowboy / Reckless in Texas

How to Marry a Cowboy / Reckless in Texas How to Marry a Cowboy / Reckless in Texas by Carolyn Brown
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a really good set, and both books are very good. Me personally, I liked the first one best, because it has the most wonderful humor in it. It actually had me laughing, something a book rarely does. The second book is also very good too, but more about 2 people lusting after each other for a lot of the book. The set is well worth your time to read though.

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Review: Cupid Stupid

Cupid Stupid Cupid Stupid by Sylvia McDaniel
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was a lot of fun to read. I enjoyed it a lot. Has a good story, and good characters. There's that fun element that makes it good.

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Review: Contemporary Cowboy Romance 3 Book Box Set

Contemporary Cowboy Romance 3 Book Box Set Contemporary Cowboy Romance 3 Book Box Set by Amelia Rose
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The first book in this box set is the absolute best - it's a 5 star book. Great characters, great story, absolutely awesome.

The other 2 books, they're okay, not great, both good 3 star books each.

The set is worth it for the first book alone, and since the other 2 books aren't bad, it makes for a solid box set well worth getting.

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Review: Mail Order Bride Margaret

Mail Order Bride Margaret Mail Order Bride Margaret by Amelia Rose
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is a good book, but sorry, not a great one. Some of the things done in the book just don't fly with me. It's a nice book, with an interesting story and good characters.

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Review: Wild Heart: A BBW Paranormal Shifter Romance

Wild Heart: A BBW Paranormal Shifter Romance Wild Heart: A BBW Paranormal Shifter Romance by Freya Jackson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a very good book, and I enjoyed it a lot. Unfortunately a lot of paranormal romance novels are sex focused, with not a lot of romance or character development. Such is not the case in this book. The characters are great and the story is absolutely awesome. I highly recommend this book to any romance fan out there.

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Review: Dangerous Encounters: Twelve Book Boxed Set

Dangerous Encounters: Twelve Book Boxed Set Dangerous Encounters: Twelve Book Boxed Set by Laurelin Paige
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I like free box sets. But I just could not read this one. I got part way into the first book when I quit.
Why you might ask?
I despise fiction that includes physical abuse, torture, or rape scenes.
That stuff is in this first book, plus more. I didn't bother to read any further. This is very dark stories, judging by the first book. The blurb promises alpha heroes and strong heroines, but I didn't find any of those in the first book.

This is not a set I would recommend, and the blurb is very deceptive as far as what it promises and what the set delivers. If you like sick, twisted relationship stories ...... well, I wonder about you; and about the author who wrote that first book. Don't know what the rest of the books are like and didn't care to find out. The first author is to blame for that.

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Review: Laiden's Daughter

Laiden's Daughter Laiden's Daughter by Suzan Tisdale
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I never got past the first few pages.
I DO NOT recommend this book to anyone.
I DESPISE it when authors put physical abuse and rape scenes in their books.
This book has both of those right off the bat, right at the beginning.
The rest of the story might be good, but the author lost me right at the beginning. There should be some kind of warning when that stuff is in a book, and to have it right at the beginning of the book ..... But at least I didn't waste much time on this book.

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Review: Kiss And Make Up

Kiss And Make Up Kiss And Make Up by Serenity Woods
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Good book if you like lust and sex rather than romance. This book could more be labeled erotica than romance. Throughout the book, they're lusting after each other, figuring out where and when they can have sex, and thinking about how they're going to part ways after the film is finished.

And why is it, in books now days, the man quits his stuff to go and follow the woman?!? I get so tired of that. What about the woman loving the man so much, she follows him? And what happened to romance? Lust and sex are not romance! They're just lust and sex.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Review: Summer Love Puppy

Summer Love Puppy Summer Love Puppy by Rachelle Ayala
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is another awesome book from author Rachelle Ayala. I love her books because they're not your staid romance novel formula. Her characters leap off the page, and the story always has a delicious twist. This book is no exception and is a great book. I love the character of Grady Hart, and Linx is a character that you'll love to dislike. It's a rockingly wonderful story that you just need to read.

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