Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Review of -- Worth the Chase by J.L. Beck

Reviewed by -- Lee'Anne        
Note - by a former blog reviewer - the team has been retired, but still have reviews of theirs to share.

Book Review of --
Worth the Chase (Worth It Series Book 1) by J.L. Beck 

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Overall star rating --- 5

        
Book creation ratings --
based on a 1-10 scale -- 1-4, poor -- 5-7, good -- 8-10, great --
-- Story & characters -- 10        
-- Cover & title -- 10        
-- Editing & formatting --10        

The review --
Ah! Such a fantastic read, as I’ve come to expect from JL Beck! I’m a big fan of the kingpin series and an even bigger fan of the bittersweet series, so my excitement level was near a 10 with the start of this book, and JL Beck definitely does not disappoint. I laughed out loud from the very first page. I just love this author's writing, flow, and character development. This series is a crossover from the two original series centering around Alzerro’s daughter from the kingpin series and Corey’s son from the Bittersweet series.

Gia King is ready to get out and experience life away from her father’s watchful eyes, so she packs up and heads for Auburn University. Chase Winchester is Auburn’s notorious playboy with an attitude to match. The attraction between the two is immediate, but Gia isn’t willing to have a one night stand and doesn’t think that Chase would possibly be interested in more. When Gia’s father catches them in a compromising position and Gia blurts that Chase is her boyfriend, things get really interesting.

I really enjoyed the passion and emotion written into this book. It’s definitely one you won’t want to put down once you’ve started reading. I can’t wait for the next installment. Bravo JL Beck!

Reader Recommendations
Genre -- Romance        
Age recommendations -- 18+        
Sex content rating -- hot        
Violence rating -- moderate        

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Review of -- The Art of Going Home by Nicole Sorrell

Reviewed by -- Maegan Schaefer        
Note - by a former blog reviewer - the team has been retired, but still have reviews of theirs to share.

Book Review of --
The Art of Going Home by Nicole Sorrell        

Overall star rating --- 4

About the book:
Maddie dreads going home to face memories of her twin, who was murdered at the age of ten. But she must return to the tiny town after a decade to attend a funeral. As it turns out, the haunting reminders of her sister are the least of her worries...

Not given details of the drowning at age ten, Maddie reluctantly agrees to solve the mystery and track down the killer. Digging into her past causes long suppressed childhood memories to come crashing forward, and she begins to doubt everything she once believed. And everybody she thought she could trust.

Including Zac, her high school crush. Though she can't find the strength to end their romance, Maddie isn't sure she can forgive his betrayal. As she struggles to come to grips with her family's past and accept the compassion of those who love her, will the horrifying discovery of who killed her sister heal old wounds... or scar her forever?
        
Book creation ratings
Overall total, out of 30 -- 28        
-- Story & characters -- 10        
-- Cover & title -- 10        
-- Editing & formatting -- 8
* based on a 1-10 scale with:  1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*

The review --
The book was beautifully written. The characters were very well developed and the settings were wonderfully described. The storyline on the other hand just was not my cup of tea. This book is about a girl finally going home after ten years away, with limited contact with those from her old town. Throughout the book, Maddie goes through a thrill wind of issues and emotions to finally fix issues that were long overdue for fixing. There is more descriptive sex in this book than I care to read, so being honest, I just skimmed over those pages. 
    
Reader Recommendations
Genre -- Mystery        
Age recommendations -- 18+        
Sex content rating -- Hot to steamy        
Violence rating -- Mild        

** The author's links **

Amazon

Amazon author page

Facebook page

Website
http://www.nicolesorrell.com/                                                          

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Review of -- Sanguinary by Margo Bond Collins

Reviewed by -- Shannan Williams        
Note - by a former blog reviewer - the team has been retired, but still have reviews of theirs to share.

Book Review of --
Sanguinary (Night Shift Book 1) by Margo Bond Collins 

Overall star rating --- 5        

About the book:
When Dallas police detective Cami Davis joined the city’s vampire unit, she planned to use the job as a stepping-stone to a better position in the department. She didn’t know then what she knows now: A silent war rages between humans and their supposedly pacified predators, and the vampires are winning. With the clock running out on her kind, Cami will do whatever she must to defeat the “Sanguinary.”

Enter Reese Fulton, a disaffected ex-cop and a vampire. She can’t exactly trust him, but with his cowboy boots and good-ole-boy drawl he’s the perfect beard for Cami’s fledgling undercover operation. Yet playing Reese’s Claimed—a vampire’s personal bloodgiver—isn’t as straightforward as she was led to believe. His bite is as enthralling as his dimpled smile, and soon Cami is wondering which will pose more of a challenge: subduing the enemies of humanity...or her own desire.

Book creation ratings
Overall total, out of 30 -- 30        
-- Story & characters -- 10        
-- Cover & title -- 10        
-- Editing & formatting --10        
* based on a 1-10 scale with:  1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*

The review --
This is the first book that I have read by this author, and I was very impressed.  The characters were so real in this book that I truly felt as if I was right there with them. Cami and Reese make a great team. I loved following their story as they got to know each other better, and the circumstances they got into. This book has tons of action and I was sucked in right at the beginning. This book held my attention all the way through and I could not believe the ending. The author totally left us hanging, ready for the next book. I love cliffhanger books like this. The action in this book was intense; the connection between Reese and Cami was super hot, and once they got together…watch out.  I can’t wait to read the next book to find out what happens to them now. I highly recommend this book to vampire lovers everywhere. It’s great and I should mention there are a lot of funny parts as well. Cami is a real butt-kicker of a character and that is awesome!        

Reader Recommendations
Genre -- Paranormal mystery        
Age recommendations -- 18        
Sex content rating -- super hot        
Violence rating -- extreme        

** The author's links **

Amazon

Amazon author page

Facebook page

Website

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Review of -- Heaven Sent by Avelyn Paige

Reviewed by -- Lee'Anne        
Note - by a former blog reviewer - the team has been retired, but still have reviews of theirs to share.

Book Review of --
Heaven Sent (Heaven's Rejects MC Book 1) by Avelyn Paige 

Overall star rating --- 5        

About the book:
Danae “Dani” Espinoza is on the run and desperate to escape the demons of her past. Plans to hide out in a sleepy Los Angeles suburb turn into a pipe dream as she is drawn into the secret filled world of the local motorcycle club. Dani soon learns that her secrets and lies are nothing compared to those kept behind the clubhouse doors. Trying to avoid the suspicious Vice President, she must keep a low profile in order to survive. The trouble is he has other ideas.

Bike…babes…and booze…

Tyler "Hero" Tobias has simple needs. Being the Heaven's Rejects MC Vice President, he has all three at his disposal. But he has his own ghosts that keep him awake at night. When Dani arrives at the clubhouse, he knows he should stay away but there is something about her dark beauty and the mystery that surrounds her that makes him burn. There are secrets in her eyes and lies in her smile and he knows he should put his club first, but Hero’s heart and loyalty are about to be tested.

Can an angel with blood-covered wings and the devil himself resist temptation or will they risk bringing hellfire down on everything that they love?

Book creation ratings
Overall total, out of 30 -- 29        
-- Story & characters -- 10        
-- Cover & title -- 10        
-- Editing & formatting --9        
* based on a 1-10 scale with:  1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*

The review --
This is a book that sucks you in from the very first page – I loved it! Danae “Dani” Espinoza has moved to California to start her life over after being raised in a really rough childhood. Dani is feisty and is carrying around a big secret from her past that we don’t find out about until the very end of the book. After moving, Dani meets Ricca a bartender who takes Dani under her wing and gets her a job at the bar she works at. Little does Dani know, the bar that she’s working in is an MC bar and in walks Hero, VP of the Heavens Rejects MC. The minute eye contact is made, the sparks fly and Hero becomes completely obsessed with having Dani.

I really enjoyed that it’s written in dual POV. That’s my favorite way to read a book because I feel you get so much more of the story. Hero is a total prick at the beginning of the book, like I wanted him to get hit by a car… but somehow the author manages to make us fall in love with him by the end! This book is absolutely hysterical, I literally had tears in my eyes from laughing so hard. I cannot wait for book 2!
                        
Reader Recommendations
Genre -- MC Romace        
Age recommendations -- 18+        
Sex content rating -- hot        
Violence rating -- a lot        

** The author's links **

Amazon

Amazon author page

Facebook page

Website

Monday, April 10, 2017

Review -- Heart Break by MF Moskwik

Reviewed by -- Maegan Schaefer        
Note - by a former blog reviewer - the team has been retired, but still have reviews of theirs to share.

Book Review of --
Heart Break: An Isabel Swift Novel (Isabel Swift Series Book 1) by MF Moskwik 

Overall star rating --- 4

About the book:
Isabel Swift is a savvy, down-to-earth, female police officer who protects the citizens of Westchester County and wants to become a detective. From a broken home, her brothers and sisters in blue are her family, and she is shaken by the recent, unexpected death of her mentor, Ben Carter, from what everyone thinks was a heart attack. On her first day back from leave, she is paired with an arrogant forensic data scientist, Mark Jameson, who is more interested in analyzing data than solving the crime of stolen technology to which they are assigned.
When their investigation uncovers an unexpected link between the theft and her mentor’s death, Swift and Jameson have only 48 hours to whittle down a countywide list of suspects, track down the stolen technology, and solve the mystery of Ben Carter’s death. Can Isabel overcome her grief and her differences with her new partner to solve the case and earn her detective’s badge?
        
Book creation ratings
Overall total, out of 30 -- 25.5        
-- Story & characters -- 7.5        
-- Cover & title -- 10        
-- Editing & formatting -- 8        
* based on a 1-10 scale with:  1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*

The review --
This story is a murder mystery with a few twists and turns to make things intriguing. The storyline and characters were well developed. In most instances, I could clearly visualize the settings and characters. There were a few moments when the characters were not described at all, so it was left to my opinion on how they would look. The editing needs to be relooked at, as some of the words were wrong for the sentence or just misspelled.        

Reader Recommendations
Genre -- Detective\ crime solving        
Age recommendations -- 17+        
Sex content rating -- None        
Violence rating -- Mild, gun shots

** The author's links **

Amazon

Amazon author page

Twitter

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Review of -- Death Wish by Charlotte Wilson

Reviewed by -- Maegan Schaefer        
Note - by a former blog reviewer - the team has been retired, but still have reviews of theirs to share.

Book Review of --
Death Wish (The Ceruleans: Book 1) by Charlotte Wilson 

Overall star rating --- 5        

About the book:
Seventeen-year-old Scarlett Blake is haunted by death. Her sister has made the ultimate dramatic exit: run away from school, join a surfing fraternity, drown in a tragic ‘accident’.

Following in her sister’s footsteps, Scarlett comes to an isolated English cove to uncover the truth. And, as it turns out, to fall in love with the place and its people, especially a certain blue-eyed surfer with a serious case of the heroics.

But as Scarlett’s quest for the truth unravels, so too does her grip on reality as she’s always known it. Because there’s something strange going on in this little cove. A dead magpie circles the skies. A dead deer watches from the undergrowth. Hands glow with light. Power.

What transpires is a summer of discovery: of what it means to conquer fear, to fall in love, to choose life, to choose death.

To believe the impossible.

Book creation ratings
Overall total, out of 30 -- 30        
-- Story & characters -- 10        
-- Cover & title -- 10        
-- Editing & formatting --10        
* based on a 1-10 scale with:  1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*

The review --
The first chapter of the book drew me in and had me asking questions about what happened in the past for the characters. The author took time to have the answers unfold, and some, for me, weren't even answered in this book. So not fair… The book takes place in England. I have never been there, but the author does a great job of describing that scene and their customs. The book ends with a major cliffhanger, and I'm totally not happy about it. I need to know what happens... guess that is why authors leave the read hanging, to sell books. This one is so well written that I don't mind getting another book.        

Reader Recommendations
Genre -- Sorta Sci-Fi         
Age recommendations -- 14        
Sex content rating -- Mild, not really sex, just kissing scenes and hints about sex
Violence rating -- Mild, someone dies, people are verbally abusive to each other        

** The author's links **

Amazon

Amazon author page

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Book Review of -- Reaper's Fall by Joanna Wylde

Reviewed by -- Lee'Anne        
Note - by a former blog reviewer - the team has been retired, but still have reviews of theirs to share.

Book Review of --
Reaper's Fall (Reapers Motorcycle Club Book 5) by Joanna Wylde

Overall star rating --- 4

About the book:
Levi “Painter” Brooks was nothing before he joined the Reapers motorcycle club. The day he patched in, they became his brothers and his life. All they asked in return was a strong arm and unconditional loyalty—a loyalty that’s tested when he’s caught and sentenced to prison for a crime committed on their behalf.

Melanie Tucker may have had a rough start, but along the way she’s learned to fight for her future. She’s escaped from hell and started a new life, yet every night she dreams of a biker whose touch she can’t forget. It all started out so innocently—just a series of letters to a lonely man in prison. Friendly. Harmless. Safe.

Now Painter Brooks is coming home… and Melanie’s about to learn that there’s no room for innocence in the Reapers MC.
        
Book creation ratings
Overall total, out of 30 -- 25        
-- Story & characters -- 9        
-- Cover & title -- 8        
-- Editing & formatting --8        
* based on a 1-10 scale with:  1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*

The review --
This is the first book in the Reapers MC series that I’ve read and I really liked it! The book starts with Melanie coming into a bar on a date with a man and Painter, her ex, is there and has a conniption fit. We find out that they have a child together and that’s the only thing that’s keeping Painter from murdering Melanie’s date, then Painter grabs Melanie and drags her away… then we go back in time 5 years. Mel is writing letters to Painter in prison and they’re getting to know one another. Painter doesn’t believe he’s good enough for Mel and when he gets released from prison, he kind of ignores her. They go back and forth with this for a while and the sexual tension between the two builds and builds. When they finally give in to the sexual tension and begin a relationship it’s ruined by “club business.” Mel wants a man that puts her first and has a hard time understanding why Painter is always putting the club first.

I’m giving it a 4 star rating for the simple fact that I hated the way it started and then we went back in time. I personally don’t read books that are written that way because I have no patience and I find myself skimming to get back to the present. It’s a well written book with a great flow, and I didn’t want to put it down once I started reading it. It has just the right amount of humor, steamy sex, and intriguing mystery to make it a great read. I highly recommend checking it out. I’m definitely going to be looking into other books from this series!                

Reader Recommendations
Genre -- MC Romance        
Age recommendations -- 18+        
Sex content rating -- super hot        
Violence rating -- moderate        

** The author's links **

Amazon

Amazon author page

Facebook page

Website

Book Review of -- The Devil's Due by Steven F. Freeman

Reviewed by -- Maegan Schaefer        
Note - by a former blog reviewer - the team has been retired, but still have reviews of theirs to share.

Book Review of --
The Devil's Due (The Blackwell Files Book 5) by Steven F. Freeman

Overall star rating --- 4.5      
 

About the book:
While on their honeymoon, cryptologist Alton Blackwell and FBI Agent Mallory Wilson receive a frantic plea for help. Resourceful Afghani teenager Mastana Meer, once instrumental in rescuing a mutual friend from Afghanistan terrorists, finds herself coerced into a nefarious plot by her Al-Qaeda uncle.

Having escaped the clutches of her terrorist uncle, the teen is days away from leaving Kabul for a better life when Alton and Mallory lose all contact with her.

As the former soldiers race to Afghanistan to search for Mastana, they battle Al-Qaeda terrorists, a resurgent cult of evil, and a web of political intrigue in which the label of friend and foe is not easily assigned. The duo must summon all their investigatory powers and combat skills in a desperate bid to track down their young friend and rescue her before her captors’ malevolent designs can be set in motion.

Book creation ratings
Overall total, out of 30 -- 30        
-- Story & characters -- 10        
-- Cover & title -- 10        
-- Editing & formatting --10        
* based on a 1-10 scale with:  1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*

The review --
This book is the 5th in the series. I have not read the others, so jumping into the middle of the series makes it a bit intimidating. But upon finishing the book, I had nothing to worry about. I didn't need to read the first 4 books to understand what was going on. This book takes place mostly in Afghanistan. The characters are civilians now trying to find a friend who has gone missing. When they receive little help from local authorities and the military personal from the base, they take matters into their own hands to find her. This book starts off intense and never slows down, which made for a quick read for me. I just couldn't put it down, not knowing what was going to happen next.         

Reader Recommendations
Genre -- Suspense and mystery        
Age recommendations -- 16 due to violence         
Sex content rating -- Mild          
Violence rating -- Moderate         

** The author's links **

Amazon

Amazon author page

Facebook page

Website

Review of -- Prossia by Raphyel M. Jordan

Reviewed by -- Maegan Schaefer        
Note - by a former blog reviewer - the team has been retired, but still have reviews of theirs to share.

Book Review of --
Prossia (Book 1): A Coming of Age Space Opera by Raphyel M. Jordan

Overall star rating --- 4.5        

About the book:
For a seventeen-year-old Goolian named Aly, it was on another planet, a world where she had to "adjust" in order to fit her new surroundings. Daydreaming got replaced with nightmares. Sparring got replaced with killing. Singing to adoring crowds in her father's store turned into shouting for cover. This is what fighting in the war has given Aly, ever since her tribe was drafted. This is the sacrifice she makes while defending galactic order against the Cyogen.

However, there's a danger lurking among the allies and friends Aly has sworn to protect. It's worse than any Cyogen weaponry, or any being known in the galaxy. It's wrath has the potential of crumbling enemy forces, and bringing allied troops to their knees. That danger is Aly, herself, and she doesn't even know it.

Book creation ratings
Overall total, out of 30 -- 27        
-- Story & characters -- 10        
-- Cover & title -- 10        
-- Editing & formatting -- 7        
* based on a 1-10 scale with:  1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*

The review --
This novel follows the same two main characters from Evaluation of the Tribes, Ali and Catty. We see their friendship tested as they are sent to war. There are some minor grammatical errors, not enough to be annoying, but enough to make mention of. The author does a good job of describing the aliens; how they are different and the similar to each other; as well as the new planets that the "girls" go to.
        
Reader Recommendations
Genre -- Sci-Fi         
Age recommendations -- 16        
Sex content rating -- None        
Violence rating -- Moderate to a lot the whole book is about a war between planets.

** The author's links **

Amazon

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Facebook page

Website

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Review - Only Broken Things Are Free by Casey Matthews

Reviewed by -- Jacqueline Driggers

Book Review of --
Only Broken Things Are Free (A Pygmalion Fail Book 3) by Casey Matthews

Overall star rating --- 5

About the book:
In the concluding book of the Pygmalion Fail trilogy, the world of Rune stands on the brink of chaos as dragons overtake the Queen’s capital. Isaac, along with the Queen and his samurai bodyguard Ronin, must escape to a mystic sanctuary aboard a sky ship crewed by beautiful female warriors who find him ridiculous—and whose opinion of his best friend, who happens to be an orc, is lower still.

Meanwhile, Isaac’s already weird relationship with his samurai protector takes another turn when he learns of Ronin’s origins—and those of Rune itself.

But there’s precious little time for bickering now. He’ll need all his allies if he’s to defeat the Lord of Dragons.

Book creation ratings -- Max. total of 30 possible --
Overall total, out of 30 -- 30
-- Story & characters -- 10
-- Cover & title -- 10
-- Editing & formatting -- 10
* based on a 1-10 scale with:  1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*

The review --
This book, like the others in the series, is an absolute delight to read. Although, there were a couple of moment towards the end when I wondered if I was going to continue to like this book in the end. But the author has written a wonderful conclusion to an awesome series.

And yet, the ending leaves the door open to further novels in this series; but yet leaves the reader feeling very satisfied at the ending they were given.

This book has slightly less humor than the other two, but that in no way diminishes this book. This is the conclusion after all, and the big battle happens in this book. But there are humorous moments here and there. The action is wonderfully intense, and very well written.

Can't remember when I've enjoyed a series more. I highly recommend this series to any reader, but especially to science fiction fans, fantasy fans, and gamers.

Reader Recommendations
Genre -- fantasy, science fiction
Age recommendations -- 17 plus
Sex content rating -- none
Violence rating -- mild to moderate

Links for the book:

Buy it on Amazon

Author's Amazon page

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Review - Dragons Live Forever by D'Elen McClain

Reviewed by -- Jacqueline Driggers

Book Review of --
Dragons Live Forever: Dragon Shifter Romance (Fire Chronicles New Adult Paranormal Book 4) by D'Elen McClain 

Overall star rating --- 5

About the book:
He descends from the mighty line of royal silver dragons. His uncle Drakon’s actions caused the curse that has been the center of pain and suffering for the remaining dragons for thousands of years.

Pepper, is a mute human brought to the dragon realm as a child. Tahr’s previous bride befriended Pepper and taught her many things that most human servants in the dragon realm never experience.

Pepper has a dream. She wants nothing more than to be a dragon—craves it desperately. When she’s caught sneaking into Tahr’s bed chamber and placing her hand on his chest, the consequences are deadly.

How does one small human tame a dragon when he sees her only as a possession? She lives an average span of human years. Dragons are set in their ways and totally unchanging in their superior beliefs. Will Pepper overcome the curse and change destiny or will Tahr suffer always because Dragons Live Forever?

Book creation ratings -- Max. total of 30 possible --
Overall total, out of 30 -- 30
-- Story & characters -- 10
-- Cover & title -- 10
-- Editing & formatting -- 10
* based on a 1-10 scale with:  1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*

The review -- Spoiler alert,
if you haven't read the other 3 books, you might want to skip this review.
This is book 4 in the series, and so far, the last book. Will there be more? I hope so, because I have thoroughly enjoyed this series. In this book, we get to the last of the 4 dragons, and now, the only one not mated - Tahr. He feels he will never find his dragon mate, since it was his uncle who set events in motion that started the curse to begin with.

Now one common thread that goes through all the books is the humans who serve the dragons. Now there's an interesting concept that the author has come up with. They are brought into the dragon's realm as children, from earth, because they are very sick to the point of dying. Bringing them into the dragon's realm heals them and takes their voice. They are raised in the dragon's castle and serve him.

But they are servants only, until this book. When one of them aspires to be more than just a servant. She wants to be a dragon. And thus we have our book. It's a wonderful finish to the series, with an awesome ending. There will be surprises for you in this book too. This one is almost the best of the 4, as it has some wonderful moments. But you will want to read the other 3, as they all build upon the other.

If I tell you any more, I'll give too much away. Suffice it to say, this series is not to be missed if you are a fan of paranormal romance.

Reader Recommendations
Genre -- paranormal romance
Age recommendations -- 17 plus
Sex content rating -- moderate
Violence rating -- mild to moderate

Links for the book:

Link to review for Book 1 in the series

Link to review for Book 2 in the series

Link to review for Book 3 in the series

Buy it on Amazon

Author's Amazon page

Author's facebook page

Author's website

Monday, March 20, 2017

Review - Dragons Don't Forgive by D'Elen McClain

Reviewed by -- Jacqueline Driggers

Book Review of --
Dragons Don't Forgive: Dragon Shifter Romance (Fire Chronicles New Adult Paranormal Book 3) by D'Elen McClain

Overall star rating --- 5

About the book:
After nearly killing his friend’s bride, Sarn runs from the dragon realm and finds solace in endless bottles of whisky. The only thing growing higher than the pile of discarded bottles is Sarn’s temper. So what’s to be done with a man capable of breathing fire and turning into a ten ton dragon with anger management issues?

When you’re a female wolf shifter tending bar for a bunch of bad-ass immortals you need a little extra attitude to get your point across. When Sierra takes interest in Sarn, hearts are on the line and fire burns deep as two worlds collide.

Will the dragon’s curse keep these two apart or will Sierra’s love do the impossible and change destiny? Things might go easier for them both if they could get past the greatest issue…


Book creation ratings -- Max. total of 30 possible --
Overall total, out of 30 -- 30
-- Story & characters -- 10
-- Cover & title -- 10
-- Editing & formatting -- 10
* based on a 1-10 scale with:  1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*

The review --
- spoiler alert -
If you haven't read books 1 and 2 yet, you may want to skip reading this review until you've read the other books.
-------------------------------------------------
Well, one thing we can conclude from the previous 2 books is that a lonely dragon is a bad thing. Another thing we can conclude is that dragons are naturally jealous. Combine lonely and jealous, and it resulted in bad consequences in the ending of the last book.

So, Sarn takes off and drowns his guilt in a bottle in the basement of a bar in the earth realm, until a certain female wolf shifter thinks enough is enough and takes matters into her own hands. So that's the setting in this book, a departure from the other two. But this book is just as great as the others.

This book is the story of a heartbroken dragon shifter and a determined wolf shifter. The interactions make for an awesome book. What more can I tell? Not much. You just need to read it. This series is not one to be missed.

Reader Recommendations
Genre -- paranormal romance
Age recommendations -- 17 plus
Sex content rating -- moderate
Violence rating -- mild

Links for the book:

Link to review for Book 1 in the series

Link to review for Book 2 in the series

Buy it on Amazon

Author's Amazon page

Author's facebook page

Author's website

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Review - Dragons Don't Love by D'Elen McClain

Reviewed by -- Jacqueline Driggers

Book Review of --
Dragons Don't Love: Dragon Shifter Romance (Fire Chronicles New Adult Paranormal Book 2) by D'Elen McClain

Overall star rating --- 5

About the book:
A curse, a dragon shifter, a feisty virgin bride, and a love story to melt your heart.

It’s finally the day of claiming. A dragon charges in breathing fire and leaves with an unwilling captive as his new bride. Roxanne, one of the brides he will chose from, wants nothing to do with the tradition that has gone on for thousands of years. From an early age she’s had one goal...

Kill the dragon.

Laryn—arrogant, gorgeous, and heartbroken since the death of his former bride has a plan for the new one. He will never love again. Of course, the last thing he expects is a feisty warrior landing on his back with a sharp sword in her hands intent on death. His death.

It’s a match made in… well… you need to read to find out.

Book creation ratings -- Max. total of 30 possible --
Overall total, out of 30 -- 30
-- Story & characters -- 10
-- Cover & title -- 10
-- Editing & formatting -- 10
* based on a 1-10 scale with:  1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*

The review --
This is book 2 of the Fire Chronicles series, and our focus is on Laryn and Roxanne. You have to give Roxanne credit, she comes out swinging, and doesn't quite stop. She's a force for Laryn to reckon with, and that adds great spice to the book.

If you read book 1, then you were already introduced to Laryn, who is one lonely dragon. His surprise when his bride attacks him, rather than the usual greeting, is tons of fun.

The story in this book gets even better than the first, as Laryn tries to tame his combative bride. It all trails down to a wonderful ending, but you'll have to read the book to find out more.

Reader Recommendations
Genre -- paranormal romance
Age recommendations -- 17 plus
Sex content rating -- moderate to considerable
Violence rating -- mild

Links for the book:

Link to review for Book 1 in the series

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Review - Dragons Don't Cry by D'Elen McClain

Reviewed by -- Jacqueline Driggers

Book Review of --
Dragons Don't Cry: Dragon Shifter Romance (Fire Chronicles Book 1) by D'Elen McClain

Overall star rating --- 5


About the book:
One pint sized human female who’s had too much to drink, not enough sleep, and absolutely no patience meets one stubborn dragon shifter with a chip on his shoulder.

Bastian claims Acasia, his unwilling bride, after she spends the night carousing with friends. She’s not happy, he’s pissed off, and with a curse from a goddess thrown in, you’ll see Bastian breathe fire.

Add secrets, treasure, and unimaginable heartbreak for an emotionally humorous read and discover why Dragons Don’t Cry.

Book creation ratings -- Max. total of 30 possible --
Overall total, out of 30 -- 30
-- Story & characters -- 10
-- Cover & title -- 10
-- Editing & formatting -- 10
* based on a 1-10 scale with:  1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*

The review --
This is a wonderful book, especially if you like dragons or shifters or paranormal romance. There is fun and romance, and a different take on the shifter romance that is thoroughly refreshing. The author is to be commended for doing such an excellent job on not only this book, but all the books in the series. I loved the main characters, Bastian and Acasia, plus the other characters mentioned, that occupy the other 3 books in the series.

I originally picked this book up on a free download that I found out about through free book emails I subscribe to. I was taking a break from my read and review list, but I enjoyed the book so very much, I decided to contact the author about reviewing the other 3 books in the series. Their reviews will be following this one.

This writer truly has a gift, and I enjoyed her writing immensely She has a different take on the dragon shifter story that is wonderful. The characters come to life, and the story is not your run of the mill shifter romance. It is so much more than that. If you like paranormal romance, you will love this book.

Reader Recommendations
Genre -- paranormal romance
Age recommendations -- 17 plus
Sex content rating -- moderately spicy
Violence rating -- mild

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Review - High Maintenance by Lia Fairchild

Reviewed by -- Jacqueline Driggers

Book Review of --
High Maintenance by Lia Fairchild

Overall star rating --- 5 stars


About the book:
Lexy’s apartment is a dump, but she refuses to move in with her controlling fiancĂ©. Instead, she takes matters into her own hands, getting down and dirty to fix things. Then Tate, the super’s sexy son, shows up. Lexy and Tate spar over the latest maintenance issues, generating more heat than the record-breaking temperatures that have invaded their city. As her attraction to Tate grows, Lexy becomes more resistant to her fiancĂ©’s demands, putting a wrench in her relationship and her impending marriage.

Book creation ratings -- Max. total of 30 possible --
Overall total, out of 30 -- 30
-- Story & characters -- 10
-- Cover & title -- 10
-- Editing & formatting -- 10
* based on a 1-10 scale with:  1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*

The review --
This is a really fun contemporary romance with great characters and a  delicious storyline. I like both the characters of Lexy and Tate a lot, and their sparring makes for a good read. This book has all that you want in a romance book, but written in an upbeat, different way that is so much fun to read.

Reader Recommendations
Genre -- romance
Age recommendations -- 18 plus
Sex content rating -- moderate
Violence rating -- none

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Review - Wild Games by Mila Rossi

Reviewed by -- Jacqueline Driggers

Book Review of -- Wild Games by Mila Rossi 

Overall star rating --- 3.5 stars

About the book:
Despite warnings of annoying mosquitos and beastly spiders, Becca Glover couldn’t be more excited about her expedition to Costa Rica. Rooming with Matt Ritter, however, is an inconvenience she doesn’t see coming. He wields a machete, shaves with a knife and needs to wear a decent amount of clothes to cover the muscles she can’t stop staring at.

Hired to lead a group of scientists through the jungle, Matt is convinced the fiery redhead is intent on making his job harder than it needs to be. Rebecca doesn’t listen and seems to invite danger at every turn. Her attitude is as much of a distraction as her curves and emerald green eyes. Now if he could only pay as much attention to his job as he does to her, their one-month adventure would fly by without a hitch.

Hot temperatures, wild animals and a shared tree house are just the beginning of Becca and Matt’s obstacles. The real challenge lies in surviving each other.

Book creation ratings -- Max. total of 30 possible --
Overall total, out of 30 -- 28
-- Story & characters -- 8
-- Cover & title -- 10
-- Editing & formatting -- 10
* based on a 1-10 scale with:  1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*

The review --
The first thing I thought when reading this book was - gee, glad it's not me out there. I'll give Becca her props for even going down there. But poor Matt, he got more than he bargained for.

I like the characters of Becca and Matt, and the book is a fun read too. It's not your typical romance novel because of the setting, that I really like, and it sets the book apart. I only wish that the ending had been a bit longer, or maybe had an epilogue, as I would of liked a bit more at the end.

But overall, it's a very good book, and I like it a lot.

Reader Recommendations
Genre -- romance
Age recommendations -- 17 plus
Sex content rating -- mild
Violence rating -- none

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Friday, March 3, 2017

Review - Warm winter kisses by Jill steeples

Reviewed by -- Jacqueline Driggers

Book Review of --
Warm winter kisses by Jill steeples

Overall star rating --- 5

About the book:
When Beth Brown is dumped by her long-time boyfriend, she needs a brand-new start. She ends up stuck in the middle of nowhere, working as a PA for superstar chef Rocco di Castri. She has to deal with his legendary temper and annoying supermodel girlfriend, Pandora.

But Beth grows to like the lovely English countryside . . . and her gorgeous boss, Rocco. Then her ex-boyfriend Martin turns up and she assumes he wants to get back together. But he has news which will turn her world upside down.

And when she finds out that Rocco’s going to become permanently unavailable, she flees the wintry countryside back to her old life in the city.

Will Beth ever get things right with the man she really wants? Find out in this charming and funny chick-lit novel.

Book creation ratings -- Max. total of 30 possible --
Overall total, out of 30 -- 20
-- Story & characters -- 10
-- Cover & title -- 10
-- Editing & formatting -- 10
* based on a 1-10 scale with:  1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*

The review --
This is a really good book that has lots of romance and passion but not the explicit sex scenes that a lot of books have. The characters and the story are awesome. I love the characters of Beth and Rocco, and the character of Pandora. The book has lots of twists and turns, but it all works out in the end for a delicious ending.

Reader Recommendations
Genre -- romance
Age recommendations -- 15 plus
Sex content rating -- nil
Violence rating -- nil

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