Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The Big Alpha in Town

Book Review The Big Alpha In Town




Title:The Big Alpha In Town


Series: 


Author: Eve Langlais, Milly Taiden, Kate 


Baxter


Date Published:  May 15th 2018


Date Read:  May 14, 2018 


The Blurb:


Three hot stories about three sexy shifters from a trio of today's hottest paranormal romance authors, headlined by bestselling authors Eve Langlais and Milly Taiden!
Bearing His Name
Meeting his mate should have been cause for celebration. There’s just one teeny tiny problem. Jade thinks Ark might have impregnated her sister. He didn’t, but convincing Jade is going to take a bit of honey.
Owned by the Lion
Keir’s been told to stop playing the field and settle down—difficult advice for a hard and hot man with a lion’s heart to follow. But his sights have always been set on Ally. She’s his mate, plain and simple. With her sweet and delicious curves, she’s nothing but sugar and trouble all rolled into one. But he’s known her and sparred with her for years. She’s his best friend’s little sister, and it’s going to take a whole new level of convincing that he’s the mate for her.
No Need Fur Love
Moving with his pack to the tiny town of Stanley, Idaho has Owen Courtney a little on edge. With literally no women in sight, Owen will be lucky to find a date, let alone his true mate. But you know the saying about a werewolf walking into a bar…
Gorgeous wood nymph Mia Oliver is on a mission: Find a suitable male to get her good ‘n pregnant and provide her with an heir. But when Mia decides to pick up a gorgeous and oh-so willing werewolf at the bar, she realizes she might be in over her head. …

My Review

The Big Alpha In Town 3 Stars


Because this book is 3 stories in 1 I will rate and do a mini review for each story. First up is 

Bearing His Name by Eve Langlais

2 Star

Bearing His Name was just blah for me. I had a hard time connecting to the couple. I didn't like the plot of the book were Ark might have impregnated his Mate's sister. I get that it was before he met his mate, and of course he wasn't the father of the baby, had never slept with the sister. Still it was just a gross start to the story.  Ark came off very stalkerish. She would say no 100s of times and he would just act like she never said anything.

On top of that Jade came off bitchy. She would be mean to Ark and push him away, no matter how hard he tried. Then there was that fact that at times this book got confusing. There was some funny parts but for the most part I didn't care for this story.

Owned by the Lion by Milly Taiden 

3.5 Stars

I enjoyed Owned by the Lion much more than I did Bearing his name. I liked the plot a lot more. Keir and Ally had good chemistry. Still there were parts that got a little confusing. On top of that the hero was a reformed man-whore. Which I have no problem with. My problem was the fact that everywhere the couple went exes would confront Ally and it was really annoying. Overall I enjoyed this read.


No Need Fur Love by Kate Baxter

2 Stars

I didn't care for this story at all. Owen was very underdeveloped and one dimensional. Mia I couldn't stand at all. She was selfish and didn't care how her choices would hurt anyone. The only thing that mattered was what she wanted. More than my dislike for the heroine, is the fact that the book was so short and felt super rushed. I felt no connection at all between the h&h. I just wasn't feeling this one.

So over all this whole book was about a 3 star for me. The running theme of all the stories in this book is promiscuity.


The first two stories the heroes were sleeping with everyone and in the last one the heroine was a wood nymph. Now I don't have a problem with stories where the h or h sleep with others in the past but it was ott in this book. They slept around like they changed their underwear. It kinda took away something special about the couples. That of course is just my humble opinion. My favorite read of the three was Owned by the lion. 





Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Cocksure

Book Review Cocksure (Cocksure Series)




Title:Cocksure


Series: Cocksure Series


Author: K.I. Lynn & Olivia Kelley


Date Published:  January 8th 2018


Date Read:    May 6, 2018 


The Blurb:


A life altering lie, ten years, and one wild night later, the game has changed.

Niko

My life is great. I love my job, have awesome friends, and a great family. 
Women love me, even if they know it’s just for a night.
I always thought love at first sight was bullshit. Then she came storming into my life. She tore through my every rule, rocked my world, and knocked me on my ass.
There’s only one problem...she lied.
Turns out my best friend’s little sister isn’t so little anymore.

Everly

I stole a night with my fantasy.
After ten years of not seeing each other, Niko doesn’t even recognize me.
So I take what I want from him, what I need from him. Without worry. Without consequence.
What I didn’t count on was the lingering need for him. 
Once the truth is out, the game changes. There are consequences.
I should have known nothing in my life is ever simple.
My brother is going to kill his best friend and I have nine months to figure out what I want.

***NOTE - THIS IS A COMPLETE STANDALONE. ALL BOOKS IN THE COCKSURE WORLD ARE INDEPENDENT STANDALONES FEATURING A DIFFERENT COUPLE IN EACH BOOK***


My Review



     4 When Good Girls Go Bad Stars



Cocksure by K.I. Lynn and Olivia Kelley was a great read. It was my first time reading anything from either author and I really liked the writing style and flow of the book. The witty banter and brotherly ribbing between the hero and his best friend(heroine's brother) was funny af. I loved the plot! I am a total sucker for the forbidden fruit, best friend's little sister love stories. 



I loved the hero Niko. He was a sexy firefighter, and reformed man whore that fell hard for his best friend's lil sister Everly. He was faithful from the moment he and Everly got together for the first time. He broke all his own rules with her. 

Rules:
1. Never bring them back to my place.
2. Only one night.
3. Don't catch feelings.
4. See all rules above.


I loved that Niko made himself vulnerable with Everly. He put his feelings out there and he pursued her even after she pushed him away many times. I had mixed feelings for Everly. At first I loved her. I thought she was sassy, funny and smart. Then around the 40% til like 60% in the book I really didn't like the way she acted. She was insecure and immature. She would act bitchy and push Niko away.



I got were she was coming from. As someone that has been cheated on I total understood how she could feel the way she did. I got her insecurities, but I didn't like the way she would attack Niko for his past. Like just because he slept with a lot of women before her, that made him a cheater. She did pull her head out of her ass and by the end of the book I really loved her again. Niko and Everly together were smokin' hot. When they got together after Everly stopped pushing Niko away gave me all the feels. They were just so cute. I also loved Cam(Everly's brother) and Niko's friendship. I thought it was sweet and funny how protective of his little sister Cam was. He was like a sexier, tougher Ross from Friends. 



Cam was great and I felt the sexual tension between him and Everly's best friend Aly. The ending of the book was very sweet. It gave me what I love in HEAs. I seen that the next book is Cam and Aly's and I can't wait to read it. 







Friday, May 4, 2018

A Duke Like No Other

Book Review A Duke Like No Others (Playful Brides Series)


Title:A Duke Like No Other


Series: Playful Brides Series


Author: Valerie Bowman


Date Published:  May 1st 2018


Date Read:    May 4th 2018


The Blurb:


General Mark Grimaldi is devoted to his service for the Crown, risking his life and giving up everything for his career. The political promotion he's always wanted is now within his reach, but he needs to convince his estranged wife to return to England and play the role of happy bride in order for him to get the position.

Nicole Huntington Grimaldi has spent the past ten years in France, not having seen her husband since she left England. But now he's on her doorstep, asking her to return with him, and Nicole sees the opportunity to get something out of this deal. So she agrees, on one condition: she wants a baby.

A Duke Like No Other is a Regency spy caper with Valerie Bowman at her best as husband and wife match wits and may just fall in love in the process.

My Review



    3 A failure to communicate Stars



A Duke Like No Other was my first time reading Valerie Bowman. Although I enjoyed this book, there were a few things that didn't work for me. I love second chance love stories, but the reason for the separation has to be a good one for it to work for me. In A Duke Like No Other I didn't feel the reason the hero and heroine parted ways was a good one. Especially when it caused them to be apart for 10 long years. 



I liked both Nicole and Mark, but I felt they both were very childish in the way they didn't talk about their problems at all. They let a little misunderstanding keep them apart for 10 YEARS! Then even when they made a deal to reunite they didn't work out their problems. I felt their resolution was rushed and took to long to get it. I felt the problems in their marriage were glossed over with hot sex and working on a murder case. Overall the book was cute and I enjoyed it but it wasn't as good as it could have been. Will I read more books by Valerie Bowman? Yes I will. 





Thursday, April 26, 2018

Quinn

Book Review  Quinn  (Vampires in America Series)


Title:Quinn


Series: Vampires in America Series


Author: D.B. Reynolds


Date Published:   April 27th 2018


Date Read:    April 24 th 2018


The Blurb:

Vampires in America: The Vampire Wars, Book 12
Ireland—a land of magic and fantasy, of fierce warrior kings and fairy mounds . . . and, of course, vampires who’ve been around for nearly as long as those beguiling fey.

Brilliant and ambitious, Quinn Kavanagh was aiming for the top, even before he was turned. But now, as a powerful vampire lord, he’s driven by the demands of his blood, compelled to conquer and destroy, to defeat Ireland’s criminal ruler, and make the territory a better place for all its vampires and humans alike. 

Smart and beautiful, Eve Connelly was a graduate student with life’s endless possibilities stretched out before her. She knew nothing of vampires and didn’t care . . . until she watched two of them murder her beloved brother. Now she’s driven, too. But she doesn’t want to help Ireland’s vampires—she just wants to kill them.

Bound together by love and hate, Quinn and Eve will risk everything to bring down the bloody regime of Ireland’s current vampire ruler. But in order to find revenge for Eve and the ultimate power for Quinn, they first have to learn to trust each other. And that might be the most dangerous thing of all . . . .

My Review



3 Where is the love Stars




*Mild Spoilers

I love the Vampires in America series. I adore almost anything D.B. Reynolds writes, but this one while entertaining was not as good for me as past books. The reason this was only a 3 star read for me was because I didn't feel the love. Quinn and Eve had very little time together and their relationship was very superficial. I didn't feel a connection or a bond, because there was no real build up, no real time spent together. Just some lust and a few hook up and then I love yous at the end. Now while the relationship felt lacking, Quinn and Eve individually were very likable. 



I loved Quinn he was almost perfect. The only thing he did that made me lose a little love for him was when he fed from another women. See I could have forgave that, but later he went to that same woman planning on feeding and having sex with her. Eve caught him and was like WTF and he was like I'm a vamp I need to feed and have sex and we aren't together. Even though they had been sleeping together. Then he turned with the other woman and walked away. Of course he doesn't touch the other woman because Eve stopped him and let him feed from her instead. The problem was that I didn't like him even thinking about having sex with another woman when he and the heroine had already been together. Even if they were not a couple yet. I still loved Quinn and that was the only time in my eyes he wasn't awesome. Eve on the other hand was likable but sometimes came off really childish. She let her mother treat her like poo. She would put herself in dangerous situations and was so closed minded about vampires that it came off immature. I did find her sassy, and brave. But I would have liked it better if she would have told her mom off or something. 



The action in the book was good, the plot too. I loved Quinn's vampire power. The last boss battle was good. I just really wished A) there would have been more romance and B) I would have like some Raphel and Cyn. They are my favorite! Now even thought I didn't like this book as much as others I still enjoyed it. I still love this series and plan on reading the next book as soon as it comes out! 







Saturday, April 21, 2018

Love At Last

Book Review of Love at Last



Title: Love at Last


Series: Stand alone


Author: Claudia Connor


Date Published:  April 24th 2018 


Date Read:  April 19, 2018   


The Blurb:

How many times can you be unlucky in love before you decide it’s not luck, it’s you? 

I’m in love with someone else. With her ex-groom's words still ringing in her ears, Clare Franklin flies off alone to her would-be honeymoon. Forced to accept not everyone gets that happily ever after she’s always dreamed of, she’s done with men. Until she gets tangled up, quite literally, with one sexy veterinarian. 

The only thing Dr Deacon Montgomery wants is to share his surgical expertise and get back to his two year old twin daughters. But, the connection he feels with Clare highlights just how alone he really is and makes him wonder if he can be more than doctor and daddy. 

Long talks and moonlit walks under the rustle of palms has Clare thinking maybe she gave up on love too soon. Until one phone call from home changes everything. 

My Review


4 Tangled up in love Stars




Love at Last by Claudia Connor was a sweet, cute, and easy going read. I'm a huge fan of Claudia Connor and have been since I read Worth the Fall. She has a knack for writing sexy, sweet, and protective heroes that really stand out. Dr Deacon Montgomery was a yummy single dad and a vet. Good with kids and animals.... so swoon worthy! Deacon made the book for me. Clare on the other hand at times annoyed me. She was likable, but I felt she was too standoffish, for way too long. Some push/pull was understandable but she took to long to come around for my taste. Other than the few times Clare bugged me the read for the most part was very enjoyable. I found myself unable to put it down and I stayed up to 4am finishing it. I really liked Clare's bf Jess and her brother. I could totally see them as a couple. I kinda hope they get their own book. Another sweet read from Claudia Connor!









Saturday, April 14, 2018

Wings of Fire

Book Review of Wings Of Fire(Guardians Of Ascension Series)




Title: Wings Of Fire


Series: Guardians Of Ascension Series


Author: Caris Roane


Date Published:  August 30th 2011


Date Read:  June 17, 2014   


The Blurb:


By night, the winged warrior Antony Medichi fights the death vampires who threaten his world. By day, he hunts the rogue vampires who invade Mortal Earth. But deep in his heart rages the fiercest battle of all—his soul-searing passion for the one mortal he is sworn to protect…the one woman he is doomed to love.
Parisa Lovejoy is so beautiful, and so powerful, that Antony cannot fight the feelings she arouses. But his unexpected love only intensifies his strength as her Guardian—a strength that is put to the ultimate test when Parisa is abducted. Her captor, Commander Greaves, enslaves mortal women for their blood. If Parisa hopes to survive—and ascend—she must forge an even deeper bond with Antony…in the flames of eternity.
My Review


For me The series is getting alittle better with each book. I liked this book a lot better then the last two and I like a lot of the recurring characters and the building of their personalities and the world ... This book would have been a whole lot better if I liked Parisa which I didn't.  She was a whiny chicken most of the book.  Also do they all have to fight the breh-hedden so damn much.   Really I would think finding your mate would be a great thing not like the plague.   Don't get me wrong I like a build up in a love story but they so far are all like... "I Like you, no I hate you , no I like you, but I can't let myself like you, I like you again ,no I don't wanna be your mate I feel trapped"!   I mean really It must be so hard to find your mate who is sexy, sweet, manly, strong, and great in the sack why would anyone want that!!!! I hope at least one couple doesn't fight it til the last few pages for God sake the drama can come for the war or something else can't they have a pretty romance just sayin! I am looking forward to Fiona and Jean-Pierre's story a lot I was so happy when she found out her daughter was alive......... over all good read



Saturday, April 7, 2018

Archer's Voice

Book Review of Archer's Voice



Title: Archer's Voice


Series: Stand Alone


Author: Mia Sheridan


Date Published:   November 1st 2016


Date Read: February 3, 2018 


The Blurb:

When Bree Prescott arrives in the sleepy, lakeside town of Pelion, Maine, she hopes against hope that this is the place where she will finally find the peace she so desperately seeks. On her first day there, her life collides with Archer Hale, an isolated man who holds a secret agony of his own. A man no one else sees.


Archer's Voice is the story of a woman chained to the memory of one horrifying night and the man whose love is the key to her freedom. It is the story of a silent man who lives with an excruciating wound and the woman who helps him find his voice. It is the story of suffering, fate, and the transformative power of love.

My Review




4.5 Seeing Archer Stars




Mild Spoilers

"How do you teach a man who has lost everything, not to fear it happening again? How do you teach a person to trust in something none of us can guarantee?”-Bree


OMG I loved Archer's Voice. This was my first Mia Sheridan read, and I just loved it so much!!!! Archer's voice was sweet, angsty without being over the top, and left me with a huge smile on my face. Mia Sheridan did a great job of bringing the hero and heroine to life. I was completely invested in both Bree and Archer. Her writing style totally worked for me. The story flowed well and I was never bored.



“I'm afraid to love you. I'm afraid that you'll leave and that I'll go back to being alone again. Only it will be a hundred times worse because I'll know what I'm missing. I can't…” He sucked in a shaky breath. “I want to be able to love you more than I fear losing you, and I don't know how. Teach me, Bree. Please teach me. Don't let me destroy this.”-Archer

Archer was amazing. He was so sweet and sexy at the same time. There was so much depth to his character. He lived through so much, but he was so brave. I loved how he realized he had a problem and went out and found out who he was. I fell madly in love with Archer. Bree was awesome too. She loved deeply, and had a strength that shined through the pages. I loved how she loved Archer just as he was. She was caring, understanding, and gave him space to learn who he was. She always waited for him and loved him unconditionally. She also had a painful past and had her own demons to battle. She was perfect for my Archer. 



“This is that burden I was talking about, Bree. This is what the burden of loving me looks like.” “Loving you isn't a burden. Loving you is an honor and a joy, Archer.”-Archer and Bree

Archer and Bree were absolutely beautiful together. Their love was heartwarming. I ate up every bit of their romance. There was a great building up their relationship. It felt real, strong and unique. I loved that [Archer was a virgin, Bree was his first everything.  
 There was something so captivating about their love. The vulnerability and tenderness that they shared with each other made this story something very special. The way they both supported each other..... omg total chills. And the sex, the sex was hot as hell. 



There has only ever been you. There. Will. Only. Ever. Be. You-Archer

The only thing I didn't like in this book was Travis and his bitch mom. OMG from the start I didn't like him and by the end of the book I wish him and his evil bitch mother would have gotten theirs. I felt they both got off after all the pain they caused and it pissed me off. Which is why I gave this book 4.5 stars instead of a full five. If Travis's mom ended up in Jail I would have been happy. Other than those two assholes this book gave me all the happy feels. The epilogue was everything I love. Completely swoon worthy. I am so happy I gave this book a try and I can't wait to read more books by Mia Sheridan!

“Someday, when we're old and gray, I'm going to look at you lying in bed beside me, just like this, and I'm going to look into your eyes and know that it's only ever been you. And that is going to be the great joy of my life, Bree Prescott.”-Archer