Thursday, January 28, 2016

SEAL Wolf In Too Deep

Book Review of Seal Wolf In Too Deep (Heart Of The Wolf Series)

Title: Seal Wolf In Too Deep

Series: Heart Of The Wolf Series

Author: Terry Spear

Date Published:February 2nd 2016

Date Read:  January 27, 2016

The Blurb:

Debbie Renaud is a police diver working on criminal cases with SEAL Allan Rappaport. She admires him greatly for his missions in the Navy, plus he's just plain HOT. Allan seems to share her attraction, but what she doesn't know is that her partner is wolf shifter.

Allan is really hung up on his smart, beautiful dive partner, but he can't get involved with a human outside dive duty. Yet when she gets between a werewolf hunter and his intended victim, one of the members of Allan's pack, they run into real trouble, and their lives are altered forever.

My Review

3.5 Team Stars

SEAL Wolf In Too Deep is the 18th novel in Terry Spear's Heart of the Wolf series. I have really loved this series since I came across it in 2013. I have read them all but maybe one or two. They have all been 4 to 5 star books for me. This one was good and I enjoyed it, but not as much as the previous books. The story line was just as good, the flow was nice and I loved the characters. But I really didn't feel the romance. I didn't connect to the couple and their relationship. Individually I found the hero and heroine likable and charming. 

The problem I had and was that their relationship felt like a friendship. I didn't feel passion or chemistry between them. I kept waiting for the romance to pick up. For them to do something couple-ish (not sure that is a word lol) but for me it never came. Even with me not feeling the romance the book was still entertaining. There was some very cute moments in this book with the pack and Debbie. And I had a good laugh at some of the funny things Debbie did. Overall a good read for me and I am looking forward to the next book in this series.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Into the Fury

Book Review of Into The Fury (BOSS INC Series)

Title: Into The Fury

Series: BOSS INC. Series

Author: Kat Martin

Date Published:January 26th 2016

Date Read:  January 19, 2016

The Blurb:
A bodyguard, a bounty hunter, a P.I.—the men of Brodie Operations Security Service, Inc. are down for the job…

Sinners, whores, and sluts beware—your time is at hand: a faceless menace is threatening lingerie models on a cross country tour, and Ethan Brodie is there to defend and protect.

Ethan’s learned the hard way that beauty is no substitute for character. So even though Valentine Hart is one of the most breathtaking women he’s ever seen, he’s keeping his hands off and his eyes open. Or that’s what he tells himself.

Then one of the models is murdered, and the closer Ethan gets to the answers, the closer he finds himself to Valentine—and the hotter the pressure feels. There’s more to Val—more to the other girls—than he could have guessed. But one is keeping a secret that could kill them all.

My Review

                    4 Fraternizing Stars

"I've got you, baby," he said, tightening his hold. "I'm not going to let anyone hurt you."-Ethan

When a book opens with Sinners, whores, and sluts beware—your time is at hand you know it's gonna be action packed. Into the Fury, the 1st book in the BOSS, Inc. series, was exciting, sexy and sweet. The plot of murderers, sexy ex cops, and lingerie models was intriguing. This book grabbed my interest from line one and kept it til the end. I had a hard time putting it down to... you know eat and sleep. Hell who needs sleep not this woman! Ethan Brodie was sexy as hell. Of course I do have a weakness for uniforms, (ex)cops, firefighters, and (ex) military men. So no surprise I fell hard for ex cop Ethan. Ethan was all alpha, controlled, protective, and bad-ass. Valentine Hart was smart, sweet and very down to earth. She was beautiful with a good heart, and Ethan never stood a chance. They both fought their attraction to each other, because neither wanted a relationship and there was a "NO Fraternizing" rule. But rules are meant to be broken and some flames burn too hot. Ethan and Val's relationship was full of passion. They were good together like a team, and they respected each other. 

"I need you,' she said softly. "Oh, God, Ethan, I need you so much."-Val

"I don't think you could possibly understand. Until today, I had no idea what it would feel like to see two of the most important people in my life looking death square in the face."-Ethan

There was a side story of Meg and Dirk who's relationship starts in this book, but their story is the next book out. There is a little preview of their book at the end of this book that has me all hyped up. Now I can't wait til the their book comes out so I can get my hands on it! And I checked out the cover for Dirk's book too! 

 Mmm talk about yummy eye candy! I loved Dirk as much as Ethan. Although Meg did come across a little judgy, for the most part I liked her too. I also really liked Luke, Ethan's little brother. I hope Luke gets a book too! This is the first book by Kat Martin I have read, and I really liked it. Tons of action, the book flowed so well and the characters were realistic and likable. Into the Fury was a great read and I will be check out more not just from this series but from this author!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Highland Protector

Book Review of Highland Protector (MacCoinnich Time Travel Series)

Title: Highland Protector

Series: MacCoinnich Times Series

Author: Catherine Bybee

Date Published:November 19th 2013

Date Read:  July 13, 2015

The Blurb:
No ordinary hero can save Amber from death... it will take a Highland Protector 

Amber MacCoinnich survival depends on her traveling to the twenty first century, or so her mother’s premonition told her. Death taunts Amber and offers peace in her endless pain. Without the mysterious savior her mother spoke of, Amber prepares for death only to wake with a handsome, dark stranger in her bed.

Gavin Kincaid spends his life shifting time in order to preserve and protect the MacCoinnich family and their line even though he’s never met one living MacCoinnich. A haunting portrait of a beautiful woman captures his attention and he embarks on a quest to put a name to the picture. When a colleague vanishes, the time-stream forces Kincaid to the twenty first century where he finds his mystifying woman close to death. His Druid gift can save her, but at what price? And when they both find themselves emotionally linked, the truth behind Kincaid’s heritage just might kill them both.

My Review

               4.5 Life Saving Vows Stars

“My life is in as much turmoil as yours. We have both leapt into this bond, but I’d like to think there was something there before the leap. Your portrait on the wall drew my attention, and you’ve captured something deeper than just an attraction.”-Gavin to Amber

“That’s one seriously impressive concealed weapon you have there, officer.”- Selma to Jake

Highland Protector is the 5th book in the MacCoinnich Time Travels series. It's Amber's story and It was the one I couldn't wait to get to. Really Highland Protector was 2 love stories in one book. Amber and Gavin's and Jake and Selma. Which I was glad for because I had hoped to see more of Selma. This book was great just like I hoped. No big disappointment or anything, just a tad bit confusing at times with all the jumping around in time. 

“I don’t care. I want to make love to my wife, to hear you moan when I bring you pleasure.” His words made her insides quiver, as did his hands as they circled her hips and pulled her back into his arms. “And I will bring you pleasure, Amber.” He kissed her briefly. “So much pleasure.”- Gavin to Amber
“You protected them, Selma. You and your cauldron crap.” The snark in his voice made her hiccup and smile. “You don’t believe in my cauldron crap.” “I don’t want to believe in it. Doesn’t mean I don’t. I’m all about facts, and I sure as hell can’t ignore any of you. Especially you.” - Jake and Selma

Amber and Gavin are very sweet together. They haven't known each other very long when they marry. Though you can tell they already have true feelings for each other. Gavin is very patience with Amber. He gives her the time she needs to feel comfortable with him. Their love was like a slow simmer til the end, where Jake and Selma are like a match catching fire. I liked Jake and Selma's story a little bit more than Amber and Gavin's. They just had more passion, plus they are totally there for each other. I feel like Amber turned her back on Gavin just because of something they found in a book. She quickly seen the error of her ways, but I feel after all he did to save her and all the kindness he showed her it was kinda a slap in the face to him. Omg Cian poor Cian he is in so much pain and it's changing him. I can't wait for Cian's book. I checked the Author's web page, but it just says coming soon. OMG I don't know how long I can wait. Patience is so not one of my virtue!!! Highland Protector was a great addition to this series. I will be stalking this author's web page til Cian's story comes out. I love this series!

“You’ve taken the words out of my mouth. I thought the knowledge I wasn’t to live in my parents’ time would bother me, but all I thought of was you. Of us. If this is love I don’t want the feeling to ever end.”- Amber to Gavin

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Highland Shifter

Book Review of Highland Shifter (MacCoinnich Time Travel Series)

Title: Highland Shifter

Series: MacCoinnich Times Series

Author: Catherine Bybee

Date Published: February 12th 2012

Date Read:  July 12, 2015

The Blurb:
A mysterious Druid book and Helen’s sixth sense send her to Scotland in search of a missing boy. After being attacked by strange men dressed in medieval garb, a handsome, desirable hero answering to the boy’s name rescues her. No one is more surprised than she to find herself in sixteenth century Scotland. Unable to deny the reality of time travel, Helen discovers smoldering passion with a man destined to leave her.

Simon has lived his Druid life in two very different worlds, two vastly different times, and when Helen practically lands in his lap, he knows his life is about to change forever. There are enemies in California lying in wait for her, and an army in Scotland closing in on his family. Simon is the only person who can protect her. But when she learns his most guarded secret, will she still want him? Can Helen love a Highland Shifter?

My Review

           3.5 “I love you, my Highland shifter.” Stars

“’Tis easier to think with a clear head.” “Yeah, well, mine ain’t clear, kilt boy, mine is full of whys, what ifs, and how comes. Not to mention a heavy dose of ‘that sonofabitch’.”

Soooo, Highland Shifter was a pretty good read, but no where near as good as the others in this series. The reason I didn't like this book as much as I have previous ones is because of Helen. OMG was Helen a whiner. She couldn't handle anything. I must have yelled at my kindle at least 5 time "OH for GOD Sake's woman put on your big girl panties and deal with it!" 

“Back off, he-man. Clocking my boss probably won’t give us any answers either.” “But I like clocking my enemies. To tell you the truth, I miss it.”

Simon was great, I loved him. Sexy, brave and sweet. I love all the MacCoinnich family! We get to see what has been going on in everyone's lives years after where the last book left off. Simon is now 30. It was fun seeing all the new children. Helen got on my last nerve bad and it really took away from my enjoyment of the story. Helen really was my only problem with this book, the plot was great, and even Helen got better as the book went on. Just not fast enough for me. Still a good solid read. I am on to Amber's Story. Yay I'm excited about Amber's book!

“You couldn’t do that with claws,” she told him, nipping his ears. “You’re right. I’d rip your clothing off instead. Use that cat tongue to taste every inch of your delicious skin.” Heat shot to Helen’s core. “That shouldn’t turn me on.” Simon tasted the corner of her mouth and down her neck. “But it did.”

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Redeeming Vows

Book Review of Redeeming Vows (MacCoinnich Time Travel Series)

Title: Redeeming Vows

Series: MacCoinnich Times Series

Author: Catherine Bybee

Date Published: December 17th 2010

Date Read:  July 10, 2015

The Blurb:
For her own safety, modern day, single mom, Lizzy McAllister is forced to bow to the medieval men who surround her when she's thrust back in time to the sixteenth century against her will. When Lizzie finds herself trapped in time with Fin, the one man she finds both irresistible and maddening, she agrees to combine forces with him to rid Scotland of the evil witch, Grainna. Finlay MacCoinnich's attraction to Lizzie sizzles the very air they breathe. Tearing down the solid walls the woman has built around her won't be easy, but he's willing to do anything to keep her by his side. When a spell cast by their deadliest foe throws them forward in time, will they manage to find their way back in time to save their family from peril? And will Lizzy willingly stay in his time, or abandon him altogether?

My Review

              4 Fighting their love Stars

 “You’re a jerk, Finlay MacCoinnich.” “And you love it, Elizabeth McAllister,”

“Don’t, Lizzy. Please, it tears me apart to hear you cry.”

Redeeming Vows is a great a addition to the MacCoinnich Time Travel Series. I really liked this one, but I liked the first two a little better. The reason is I didn't really get attached to the main couple in this book. I liked them alright but I didn't love them. 

“We both feel this way, Elizabeth. This spark between us.”

What this book is about

The evil Grainna is at it again. Now that she has broke her curse and has all her powers back, she is out to destroy the MacCoinnich Family. When a spell Grainna cast sends Fin and Lizzy back to lizzy's time in the future, they will have to work together to get back to the 16th century and their family. Fin and Lizzy have been going at each other's throats since they met. Fighting their feelings for each other. Now they have a few days to get home and help save their family. Can they stop fighting long enough to come up with a plan and make it home in time? 

“I’m saying that today, right at this moment, you mean more to me than anything possibly could. That regardless of what may come tomorrow, I want you to be by my side so we can meet it together.” 

But her eyes traveled down his long torso and followed the ripples of his chest until they met his need head on. “Good God, MacCoinnich, what do you feed that thing?” She licked her lips and prayed he hadn’t seen her response. He didn’t answer until her gaze returned to his. “Blondes.”

I didn't get Fin and Lizzy and I think that is why I didn't like this book as much as the other two. I liked them alright individually, but I didn't get why they fought each other so much. It made them both look like jerks and childish. I felt like they wasted all that time they could have been together acting like babies and fighting their feelings. That being said when they do get together they are adorable. It just takes them too damn long for my likings!!!! Just sayin! Of course I loved the whole MacCoinnich family. The plot was amazing which is why even with me not investing in the main couple I still give this book a 4 star rating. There is some new characters that I would like to see more in the next few books like Selma, Logan ,and Donovan . Poor Cian God I hope he gets a HEA because my heart just hurts for him. This book is a great read! I am on to the next book which is Simon book. I am really looking forward to Amber's book. 

Below I will leave my favorite moment from this book:

“’Tis time to fetch them, Duncan,” Ian told his son, knowing full well what kept Finlay and Elizabeth away. He’d asked Simon to call his mother in his head some time before. Only to hear the child squeal and see the boy’s eyes pinch close. He quickly shook his head and appeared sick. “Oh, that’s just gross,” he’d said. “Are they well?” Lora questioned. “Oh, they’re fine. I think I’m going to need therapy though.” Todd burst into laughter. Tara chuckled. “I guess it’s best you stay out of your mom’s thoughts from now on.”

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

What a Werewolf Wants

Book Review of What a Werewolf Wants (San Francisco Wolf Pack Series)

Title: What a Werewolf Wants

Series: San Francisco Wolf Pack Series

Author: Kristin Miller

Date Published:  January 11th 2016

Date Read:  January 5, 2015

The Blurb:They may not be the perfect match…But they’re having fun.
Going to the chapel, and her sister is going to get married…no matter what.
Josie Cole might be unlucky in love, but she’s a pro at matching other couples. When her sister gets married to the man of her dreams, it’ll be Cole Matchmaking Services one-hundredth match, and secure Josie a television special that would boost business.
Private investigator–and werewolf–Ryder McManus doesn’t believe in marriage. Catching cheating spouses has taught him there is no such thing as happily ever after. But then he never expected to find his fated mate, Josie, at his best friend’s wedding festivities.
When Josie and Ryder are together, the chemistry heats up. While he’s trying to stop the wedding, she’ll do whatever it takes to give the couple a dream day. But the secret he’s trying to expose might just ruin everything…
My Review

    4 "You're mine, and I'm yours stars 

"Planning on doing everything I can to stop them from getting married. Mitch has to see the light. He has to know he's taking the wrong step before he jumps over the edge."-Ryder
"It taught me that life is short, and you have to show people that you love them when you have the chance. You can't wait. You have to capture the moment while it's there, because if you wait for the right one, it'll never come."-Josie

What a Werewolf Wants is the 3rd book in the San Francisco Wolf Pack Series. I didn't read the other two books in this series and I had no problem understanding this paranormal world, or the plot so it can be read as a stand alone. This book is about a werewolf named Ryder. Ryder works as a PI busting cheaters, he no longer believes in love, marriage, or forever. Ryder meets his fated mate Josie, who is a hopelessly romantic matchmaker. Her whole career is about finding true love and happy ever after. Josie is looking for her soulmate, she believes in love at first sight and she wants it all. They both feel the mate pull between them. But they are both fighting it. Ryder's best friend is marrying Josie's sister. Ryder plans on stopping the wedding because he knows his best friend hasn't been honest with the bride-to-be about what he really is. Josie has no plans on letting him break up the happy couple that she matched even if he does claim there are things she and her sister don't know about Mitch. Sparks fly as these two face off while fighting their attraction to each other. 

"What do you want, Ryder? You're so hot and cold, you're making my head spin."-Josie
"I want you so much it hurts, but I can't stay away from you, no matter how hard I try." "Ryder?" She cupped his face in her hands as her stomach tumbled. "Stop trying."-Ryder and Josie

Ryder was totally Jaded. He wanted love, but he feared being hurt. he has been hurt before and he has seen it too many times in his line of work that he has given up hope. Ryder was a sweet guy, sexy, and laid back. Ryder was also very stubborn and a tad emo at times. He fought being with his mate tooth and nails. Josie was adorable. She knew what she felt and she trusted her instincts. Josie was a confident woman, beautiful, but still down to earth. Ryder and Josie's relationship was a bumpy, drive you crazy, opposites attract one , but still sweet. They kinda reminded me of Abby and Mike from the movie The Ugly Truth. Though there is some angst, due to the push/pull of their relationship it was a lighter angst read. Mostly this was a Cutesy feel good book, that made me smile a lot. It was a nice quick read that flowed well. I loved the ending. I think I might check out the first two books in this series, and I will be reading more from this author in the future.

"If I'm yours," she whispered, knowing he could hear her with his sensitive hearing, "then come and get me."-Josie

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Stripped Bare

 Book Review of Stripped Raw

Title: Stripped Bare

Series: No Series.  Novel

Author: Rebecca Moon

Date Published:  September 9th 2014

Date Read:  January 4, 2016

The Blurb:
Since being humiliated and degraded by her first love, Sally has hidden herself from the world and more specifically, men. She has lost herself in a spiral of pity and isolation until a chance encounter with a high school friend, who has grown up in all the right ways. Damien has become all man, with muscles to make a girls knees weak and a depth of knowledge behind his beautiful eyes that could strip your soul bare. For the first time in years Sally feels alive again, and her mind and body respond to Damien in ways she thought were lost to her. Damien shows Sally how to love and laugh again but will Damien be her ultimate downfall?
Stripped Bare will leave your breathless and wanting for more.

My Review

           4 lack of communication Stars

                      * Spoilers Below*

Okay so I kinda messed up and read this series out of order. This was suppose to be the first book and Then Stripped Raw, but other than knowing what happens to Jason(the hero from Stripped Raw) it wasn't a real big deal. These books can be read as stand alones easily. That being said I liked this book better than Stripped Raw. There was only one thing that kept this from being a five star for me and that is Sally and Damien break up and they both sleep with other people. I understand they are not together and it wasn't cheating but it was only a few months after breaking up. If they had only dated others but not slept with ow/om or were apart longer I may have taken it better I don't know. It just bugged me!  I was so in knots during their break up that I really did look like the gif above frowning, eating and drinking, but not able to put my kindle down! 

I loved Damien. He was hot. But then again I do have a weakness for men in uniforms!!!! Damien was all kinds of yummy, growling, dominate alpha male. Sally was relatable and easy to like. I really liked her personal growth. She was so broken down in the first part of the book, but she really finds herself again. Although I wish she would have giving Damien a chance to explain things, but I could understand why she did what she did. Damien and Sal had explosive chemistry and they fell in love hard and fast. This book just reaffirmed my love for Jason's cousin Macy . I made a status update while reading this book saying I really want Macy to get her own book. Mrs. Rebecca Moon commented that Macy's book is in the pipe line! So Yay for that. I can't wait to get my hands on Macy's book, her personality really shined in both this book and Stripped Raw! Overall I really enjoyed this book. Even if I did read them out of order lol!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Stripped Raw

 Book Review of Stripped Raw

Title: Stripped Raw

Series: No Series.  Novel

Author: Rebecca Moon

Date Published:  January 20th 2015 

Date Read:  January 3, 2016

The Blurb:
Erin Stancliffe has had a troubled past and moves to Bailiff to give herself and her son a fresh start. She is captivated by the old town charm and the friendly people in it, especially when her new job at the district hospital brings her face to face with Jason Cunningham, a bronzed, muscle bound man with a boyish face.
Renowned as the town slut, Jason is forced to reassess his life after a night of reckless inebriation leads to an indiscretion with his best friends ex fiancĂ©. Jason’s reputation is left in tatters as he tries to turn a new leaf and make amends for his previous sins.
Jason is dumbstruck by Erin, the beautiful newcomer but Erin has to look deep inside herself to overcome her emotions and take a chance on someone new.
Amongst blossoming love, tragedy unfolds and Erin has one thing after another go wrong, her relationship and trust in Jason being just one of these as she learns of his promiscuous past. Desperate to protect Erin, Jason is determined to make everything right and will stop at nothing to win back the woman of his dreams.

My Review

  3.5 Past biting you in the bum Stars

"I have wanted to spend time with you from the first moment I saw you. All I've thought about since then was you, what you like, what your story is, and how on earth I can get you to go out with me. I want to know all about you Erin."-Jason

Stripped Raw was a pretty good read for me. It was better than a 3 star, but a few things kept it from being a 4 star book for me. In this book we meet Erin and Jason. Erin has had a rough life. Her mother was a druggie, her dad's not in the picture. Erin has been raising herself since she was 3. She works hard and puts herself through College. While in College he meets Mark and falls in love. Mark is rich and his family doesn't approve of his dating a girl from the wrong side of the tracks and demands they break up. Pregnant and heartbroken Erin is determined to give her baby a better life. Mark's family does everything they can to make Erin abort or lose the baby. After years of hard work, Erin finally has the means to move to a new nice town far away from her past and make a new start with her son. It is in her new home town that she meets Jason, who is also wanting to start new and leave the past behind. Can Jason get Erin to give him a shot and can the both overcome their Past?

"I'm not going to hurt him or you. I've never felt like this toward anyone before. I want to do right by you both. I just need you to trust me."-Jason

I felt this book did a great job of letting us readers get to know the two MCs individually. Jason was a sexy, laid back, down to earth guy. Jason has slept around a lot in the past, but after a drunken mistake that cost him his best friend, he is trying to change his ways. He wants a relationship not meaningless hook-ups. Jason was very likable and charming. He really won me over. Erin was great too. Strong and determined, she pulls herself up from the crap life she had, works hard and makes something of herself. She is a fighter. Erin is a great mother to Joey. I really liked both Jason and Erin. I adored Joey. He was a cute little boy and some of the things he said melted my heart. 

"You don't need an excuse to be here. I don't think I want to be apart from you either."-Erin

One of the things that really didn't work for me in this book is the tremendous amount of masturbating that Jason and Erin do. I don't mind sexual details in books. I don't get offended easily, so that isn't what bothered me. It was that it was repeated so much it was a little tedious. At the 41% mark Jason and Erin are not together and have barely spoken to each other, but they have masturbated repeatedly to each other. And I got to read each time over and over. Seen each other... masturbate, smile at each other... masturbate, think of each other... masturbate, wind blew, well you get the picture. Also even though I got to know them so well individually, their relationship was kinda background to their lives. I would have liked more of a relationship build up. Like I said at the 40% mark they had only said a few things to each other. So their relationship felt instant and rushed. Don't get me wrong there are some very cute moments with the couple and with Joey. There are also some sexy, steamy moments too. I just wanted a little more of those and less of their separate lives. I really liked the secondary characters. I loved Jason's parents and Mack(Macy) Jason's cousin. I would love for Mack to get her own story, because she just broke my heart. I would really like to see her get her own HEA!