Monday, July 15, 2019

Untamed Delights

Book Review of Untamed Delights (The Phoenix Pack Series)


Title: Untamed Delights


Series: The Phoenix Pack Series


Author: Suzanne Wright


Date Published:July 16th 2019


Date Read: July 8th, 2019


The Blurb:

Cat shifter Mila Devereaux can’t help but see it as a betrayal. That her one true mate imprinted himself on another female was hard enough to accept. Struggling to be at peace with her loveless fate, she doesn’t fight the suggestion of entering an arranged mating. Then she meets Dominic, a pack enforcer with a notorious reputation. It’s in his very scent. This irresistible playboy—and delicious badass wolf—is making Mila’s fantasies come alive again.

Alarming, compelling, and heady with sensual energy, Dominic is an expert at making women shed their inhibitions. Now everything about him—his killer smile, his perfectly sculpted body, and his smooth-as-honey voice—is drawing in a captivating new catch. But for the first time in his life, Dominic is feeling more than a fling. He finds himself tantalized by a female who makes him think of forever. He wants all of Mila and won’t be satisfied until he has it.

As the passion grows wild, so does the risk. They’re falling in love in the shadows and secrets of their pasts. And it’s threatening to destroy everything Mila and Dominic are fighting for. And are destined for.

My Review



4 Dom Stars



It's no secret that I love Suzanne Wright. She is one of my favorite authors. The Phoenix Pack was my favorite of all her series. Dominic stole my heart from book one with his corny pick up lines and playful charm. I was both excited and sad when I got Untamed Delights. Excited that I was finally getting Dom's HEA. Sad that it is the last book in the Phoenix Pack series. I don't want my favorite set of sexy badass shifters stories to stop. So I felt a little better at the end of the book when the author notes said we will still see our beloved favorites again in the new spin off series Olympus Pride. Though not my favorite in the series, I still really loved Untamed Delights. Dom was yummy and funny as always. I liked Mila a lot. They had off the wall sexual tension. I loved getting deeper with Dom and seeing new sides to him. I love the pallas cat shifters they are so crazy funny. Mila and Dom made a really cute couple. Seeing all the pack mates again and the kids melted my heart. It sometimes amazes me how attached I can become to a series. Reading this book made me want to go back and reread the whole series. I really loved Mila's family. Both sides were funny as hell. and I hope her brother Alex gets a book in the new spin off. I think one of my favorite parts in the whole book was the other males giving Dom a little pay back for all the flirting he did with their mates over the years. Overall a really good ending to a much loved series. 





Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Alpha's Promise

Book Review of Alpha's Promise (Dark Protectors Series)



Title: Alpha's Promise


Series: Dark Protectors Series


Author: Rebecca Zanetti


Date Published: June 25th 2019


Date Read: June 18, 2019


The Blurb:


To hell and back . . .
Though he has vampire, demon, and Viking blood rushing through his veins, Ivar Kjeidsen’s soul-crushing trip to hell broke him in ways he can barely fathom.  One vow keeps the deadly immortal standing: To rescue the vampire brother who had sacrificed freedom for him.  To do that, Ivar needs the help of a brilliant physicist with wary brown eyes, fierce brilliance, and skin that's way too soft.

Dr. Promise Williams understands the underpinnings of the universe but has never figured out the human beings inhabiting it.   Her function is to think—and not feel—until she’s touched by a vampire who’s nowhere near human. The primal hunger in his eyes awakens feelings in her that defy calculation. As she shows him the way to step between worlds, he brands her with a pleasure that could last more than a lifetime . . .


My Review



5 Doing the math Stars




Anyone who knows me even a little, knows I'm a crazy Rebecca Zanetti Fan-girl. Dark Protectors is one of my top 5 favorite series ever. So every time I get a DP book I'm in heaven. In the years I have been reading her work, Rebecca has yet to let me down. Alpha's Promise was an awesome read. I loved Ivar and Promise together. I love the world and I really love all the old couples and past favorites popping in and out of the stories. I have mini fan-girl attacks every time. It's like coming home. 



Ivar has been through hell... literally. It left him more beast than man. Holding onto his sanity by a thin thread. He made a promise to a brother and he planned on keeping it, even if it killed him. I loved how loyal Ivar was. He had suffered so much. I was glad that he got his HEA. Promise was a super smart physicist that didn't understand emotions. She was raised in a cold, sterile home with two parents that didn't show love or affection. Science, Math, facts, they were her friends and her way of life. Then Ivar crashed into her life filling it emotions, love, and passion. I loved that they both were so different, but went together very well. They also accepted each other fully. 



The continuation of the ongoing plot was really good. I found myself freaking out, wondering how they're going to save the world and Quade. I loved the Hope,Pax, and Drake story line and I really felt bad for Pax. Can someone please step in and take him away from his pos dad? Maybe give his dad a little of what he gives to Pax. The parts with Kane, Dage, Emma, Zane, Janie, and the kids omg Sooooooooooo good. I need more of that. A lot more. Like were was Talen???? I love me some Talen and I got none in this book!! None! Just sayin'. Everything is better with Talen. Although Garrett is like a mini Talen. I can't wait for Garrett to get his story. Also, really like what's going on with Adare and Grace, can't wait to see what happens with them. Great story, I'm so excited for the next one!





Thursday, June 13, 2019

The Bastard

Book Review of The Bastard (Filthy Series)


Title: The Bastard


Series: Filthy Series


Author: Lisa Renee Jones


Date Published: November 14th 2018


Date Read: June 13 2019


The Blurb:


ERIC MITCHELL'S STORY

I'm the bastard child, son to the mistress, my father's backup heir to the Mitchell empire. He sent me to Harvard. I left and became a Navy SEAL, but I'm back now, and I finished school on my own dime. I'm now the right hand man to Grayson Bennett, the billionaire who runs the Bennett Empire. I'm now a few months from being a billionaire myself. I don't need my father's company or his love. My "brother" can have it. I will never go back there. I will never be the mistake my father made, the way he was the mistake my mother made.

And then she walks in the door, the princess I'd once wanted more than I'd wanted my father's love. She wants me to come back. She says my father needs to be saved. I don't want to save my father but I do want her. Deeply. Passionately. More than I want anything else.

But she's The Princess and I'm The Bastard. We don't fit. We don't belong together and yet she says he needs me, that she needs me. We're like sugar and spice, we don't mix, but I really crave a taste. Just one. What harm can just one taste do?

My Review




4 Big Bastard Stars



I have never read Lisa Renee Jones before. I own some of her books and I have had her on my tbr list for a while, but this is my first real taste of her writing. It took me a while to get use to her writing. At times, especially in the beginning, it felt choppy, or rushed. Then at time it felt really flowery. At the start of the book the author really wanted to drive home the fact that Eric was the Bastard. It was commented on so much that it was like getting beat over the head with it. Around the 30% mark I really started to get into the book. But the first 30% I had a hard time staying with it. I almost DNFed the book. I am really glad I didn't though. I liked both Eric and Harper and for the most part I liked them together. However I felt there was way too much mistrust coming from Eric and at the end the way he did what he did....What a big bastard. The book ends in a cliffhanger and I plan on reading the next one because I have to see what happens next. 






Thursday, June 6, 2019

Vow Of Silence

Book Review of Vow Of Silence 


Title: Vow Of Silence


Series: Novel


Author: Melynda Price


Date Published:May 27th 2019


Date Read: June 4, 2019


The Blurb:


A killer is hiding in Plain sight…

The hunt for a serial killer leads Homicide Detective Josiah Troyer back to his Amish roots. To catch a madman preying on young women, Joe must return to Lancaster County and regain the trust of a shattered community.

The FBI knows Joe is the best chance they have of solving this case. By returning to Lancaster, he will face shunning, and resentment from the people he once called family and friends.

Hannah’s heart was broken when Josiah abandoned her eight-years ago to live with the Englishers. Forced to wed a man not of her choosing, her husband’s untimely death has left her struggling to put her life back together.

When unspeakable tragedy strikes again, Josiah unexpectedly returns, investigating the murder of her sister and two other young Amish women. Hannah quickly discovers the man that’s come back is not the same one she fell in love with.

Gone are Josiah’s easy smiles and gentle ways. He’s harder, colder—a true Englisher… But not even shunning can stop the attraction from consuming them both, and Josiah soon opens Hannah’s eyes to a world of passion and pleasure she never imagined. Choosing Josiah would mean walking away from the only world she’s ever known.

Josiah’s investigation begins to unravel when he discovers the killer is closer than he thought. Soon, he's in a race against time to save the only woman he’s ever loved before she becomes the next victim.

My Review




5 Edge Of My Seat Stars



I love Melynda Price's work. I fell in love with her Against the Cage series, and have read every book from her that I could get my hands on. So when I seen Vow Of Silence on Netgalley, I was really curious. I was use to her sexy, bad-ass MMA fighter romances, so I didn't know what to expect going into a book set in Amish country. BUT OMG!!!! OMFG it was so good. To say I was on the edge of my seat, is putting it mildly. I didn't know who the killer was until a few pages before it was revealed in the book. That doesn't happen often for me. Most of the time I know who the killer is right away. Melynda Price did an amazing job of weaving a world filled with questionable characters, a sick twisted killer, and a sweet, angsty second chance romance. I loved every minute of it. I didn't put it down till I finished it. 



Joe (Josiah) Troyer was just so yummy. I have a thing for cops (well men in uniforms really) and I love protective, alpha heroes. Joe was all that and more. He was brave, smart, sweet, and bad-ass. His love for Hannah came through strong on the pages. I didn't feel like there was a big part of their relationship missing, and I didn't feel like it lacked anything. Hannah and Joe had a strong chemistry. Hannah was also amazing. I loved that she was spirited, strong willed, and had a mind of her own. The bravery of Hannah and her inner strength really made her shine in this book. Their second chance love was on point. I loved how deep I felt their connection. Not to mention Joe's connection to Hannah's son Eli. My heart broke for that poor baby losing so much. 



Something I find a lot in Romantic suspense novels is that they will either lack in the romance part, or in the suspense part. Very rarely do I find a book that has that perfect balance. This is one of those rare jewels. The plot of this book was so good. OMG so good. It took me on a ride that had me guessing who the killer was, then 20 minutes later changing my mind. The killer was written well. He was a sick sob, and the things he did...... lets just say I would have liked his justice to be a bit more bloody. This book would have been perfect, but for one little thing. It of course didn't take away from my enjoyment of the book, but I would have loved for Hannah's father to pay for his sins as well. Still this book blew me away. I am so glad I got it and I hope Melynda Price writes more books like this. Maybe set in this world. Maybe we can get a peek into how Josiah and Hannah are doing deeper into their HEA. A girl can hope! If you like Romantic Suspense I totally recommend this book. 






Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Saving The Mail Order Bride

Book Review of Saving The Mail Order Bride (Outlaw Mail order brides Series)


Title: Saving The Mail Order Bride


Series: Outlaw Mail Order Brides Series


Author: Linda Broday


Date Published: April 30th 2019


Date Read: June 3rd 2019


The Blurb:

Outlaw Jack Bowdre is on his way to jail—and completely unaware that he's traveling with Nora Kane, the mail order bride he's been corresponding with for so long. No wonder the chemistry is flying...

It's too bad Nora doesn't know Jack is her groom-to-be. All she sees is a scoundrel. But when their stagecoach crashes, they're suddenly left to fend for themselves—and each other. The longer they're together, the stronger their feelings grow. Hounded by desperate men bent on doing them harm, Nora and Jack will do whatever it takes to find their happily ever after...but first, they'll have to shake the devils from their trail.

My Review


5 Jack Stars



Saving The Mail Order Bride, the 2nd book in the Outlaw Mail Order Brides series, was so very good. I loved book one. I believe I loved Jack's story just a bit more than Clay's. Jack was just so lovable. He was that sexy damaged hero, with a past that rips your heart out. His was such a sad backstory that I just wanted to kiss the pain away. Jack was a reformed outlaw that had a core of honor. He did bad, but only when he needed too. He was protective and brave. I just loved him to pieces. Nora was great too. She was brave, smart, and had just enough sass to give her some grit. A little wet behind the ears and way over her head, but she was a quick learner. Both Nora and Jack had big hearts. They also meet in a really cute/funny way. The plot of the book was great. The action kept me on edge. The romance was really well written. There was such a good build up, that their love felt real. I loved that they helped the 2 kids they found. A sweet insta-family. Sawyer was so cute. I hope he gets his own book down the line. Overall I really loved this book and I am really enjoying this series. I can't wait for the next book!





Sunday, June 2, 2019

Lachlan

Book Review of Lachlan (VIA Series)

Title: Lachlan


Series: Vampires in America Series


Author: D. B. Reynolds


Date Published:April 26th 2019


Date Read: June 2nd 2019


The Blurb:

Scotland—sweeping forests, tumbling waterfalls. . .and towering highlands where vampire warriors have ruled for centuries.

Lethal and charismatic, vampire Lachlan McRae woke on his first night to death and devastation—his clan slaughtered, his fortress destroyed. One hundred and fifty years later, driven to avenge the murder of everyone he loved, he’s ready to hunt down and kill the one vampire who was behind it all—Erskine Ross, the Vampire Lord of Scotland.
Beautiful, smart, and cool under pressure, Julia Harper is determined to prove she’s more than a child of wealth and privilege. When a lifelong friend is murdered by vampires, she steps out of her role as an analyst for the CIA, and sets out to take down one of the most powerful men in Scotland—the deadly Erskine Ross.
Recruited by a friend to arrange contact between Lachlan and her best friend Cyn’s mate, the powerful Vampire Lord Raphael, Julia soon discovers that she and Lachlan want the same thing . . . Erskine’s death. But when Erskine sets out to kill Julia instead, she and Lachlan find themselves fighting for her life, and for a love that neither one of them can trust.
My Review


4 Yummy Scottish Stars 

So the last book in the series, Quinn, was a total disappointment for me. I didn't feel the love in that book. I was worried when I got Lachlan that it would be like Quinn, but it wasn't. Lachlan was so much better. This right here is why I love D.B. Reynolds and her writing. I felt the love! I felt the action, and I really felt the yummy Scottish Lord. I really like were the series is going. Book 13 and Vampires in America is still going strong. 
Broody, protective, powerful, and sexy af Lachlan was everything I want in a hero. Throw in that Scottish brogue, and I was in heaven. Julia at first came off cold, and distant like a total ice queen. As the story went she opened up. Julia turned out to be sweet, smart and brave. I loved Lachlan and Julia together. They were smoking hot together, but there were some really sweet moments too. I did wish I could have gotten a better feel for Lachlan's cousins. The plot of the book was really good. I loved the how Julia got her payback on Erskine. I also really loved Raphael and Cyn's part in the book. Overall a great read and a great addition to the series I can't wait to see who is next!




Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Taken

Book Review of Taken  (Deep Ops Series)


Title:Taken


Series: Deep Ops Series


Author: Rebecca Zanetti


Date Published:  April 30th 2019


Date Read: April 22, 2019


The Blurb:


Hunter Holt might be the most stubborn ex-soldier ever born, but when he’s called on to help find a lost foster kid, he jumps into action. Even if it means working with the woman who broke his heart five years ago—the woman who still haunts his dreams . . .

Faye Smith has spent five long years trying to get her life back on track. She knows she should’ve turned toward Hunter and not away from him. But they both had too many demons to destroy. Maybe now they’ll get another chance—and save someone else’s life too . . .

But first they’ll have to stop arguing long enough to trust the Deep Ops team. Hunter was a lost boy himself once. In fact, he ran away from the exact same man, their monster of a father. Now he and Faye will have to unite to find the brother he never knew—and maybe each other . . .
 

My Review



5 Completely and Forever Stars


Taken was an awesome second chance romance. Hunter Holt and Faye Smith had a powerful connection. I was totally rooting for them from the start. Their love story was very sweet and felt real. This read was a novella, but it didn't feel rushed or thin. The action was spot on, the romance well developed, and the plot was intriguing. I loved every minute of this book. Faye and Hunter made a cute couple. Jackson stole my heart. Raider has me waiting impatiently for his story which is coming in September. Can't wait for Fallen! I loved getting more of Wolfe again. He was my favorite from book 1 and I can't wait for him to get his own love story. I also have to say there was a Dark Protector cameo that had me losing my fangirl mind. Overall a great read and I'm really enjoying this series!






Monday, April 1, 2019

In Her Sights

Book Review of In Her Sights  (Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters Series)



Title:In Her Sights 


Series: Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters Series


Author: Katie Ruggle


Date Published:  March 26th 2019


Date Read: April 1 2019


The Blurb:


Five bounty-hunting sisters

Deep in the heart of the Rockies
Fighting to save each other
...and the men who steal their hearts


Bounty hunter Molly Pax fought hard for everything she has, turning the bail recovery business she shares with her sisters into an unqualified success. So when their sticky-fingered mother jumps bail and puts the childhood home up as collateral, Molly's horrified. To make matters worse, every two-bit criminal in the Rockies now sees her family's misfortune as their next big break.

She needs help, stat.

Enter rival bounty hunter John Carmondy: six feet of pure trouble, with a cocky grin to match. John's the most cheerfully, annoyingly gorgeous frenemy Molly's ever had the pleasure of defeating...and he may be her only hope of making it out of this mess alive.

My Review




2 Where's the romance Stars



I love Katie Ruggle. I was over the moon for her Search and Rescue series. So when I seen In Her Sights on Netgalley and seen it was a start of a new series I was so excited, but this book was such a let down for me. It took me over two weeks to get this book read. I was so bored I kept putting it down and would try again a few days later and get bored within 10 mins of restarting. Top that off with the fact that there was not much romance to speak of and this book fell flat for me. The whole book Molly was prickly and combative. I'm sure it was meant to be cute but it just came off bitchy and annoying. They didn't even share their first kiss til 82% then they jumped straight from their first kiss to one of the flattest sex scenes I have ever read. after that no more real romance just action. Then after failing on the romance front it ends with a cliffhanger and no closures. So as much as I love Katie Ruggle I think I will skip the rest of this series.