Category: Reviews

Review ~ Runed ~ Kendall Grey

Review ~ Runed ~ Kendall Grey

Runed was, in a word, ZANY. Another word? FUN! This was the book chosen for reading on the way home from Book Bonanza. My friend, Denise, did some wacky calculation to pick it but I’m so happy we gave it a go. There was lots of laughing. 🙂 Loki – yes, that Loki – awakes buried in snow and ice. His first concern is getting out of said snow and ice. Next order of business? Dealing with the fact he is now a she. Since there seems to be nothing he, er, she can do about the body she now inhabits, she must focus on finding her runes. Yes, those runes that provide intuition, among other things. Most importantly, immortality. […]

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Review ~ Book Boyfriend ~ Claire Kingsley

Review ~ Book Boyfriend ~ Claire Kingsley

The premise of Book Boyfriend resonated with me. Finding a boyfriend in real life that equally as fabulous, if not more so, as those we find in books? Yes, please! Amiright? I was so happy that Book Boyfriend delivered on its promise. Mia is the quintessential bookworm. Someone I’d be friends with due to our love of perusing bookshops for hours, discussing books, and, of course, arguing over book boyfriends. 😉 She’s a closet book blogger, with not a small amount of success and has forged many online friendships with readers and authors. These friendships, one in particular, are lifelines when she wants to discuss things like books or bad dates because her family doesn’t really get her. Alex left […]

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Review ~ Further to Fall ~ Catherine Cowles

Review ~ Further to Fall ~ Catherine Cowles

I picked up Further to Fall from my virtual bookshelf because CCowles was an attending author at Book Bonanza and seeing as I’d acquired several of her books, I thought I’d give her a try. 😉 Further to Fall was a nice introduction to CCowles and her writing which is a good thing considering I have more of her backlist to read. 😀 Carter McCarthy is a newly minted teacher from Georgia who’s found her way to L.A. She’s taken a job in a low-income district, determined to make a difference. Carter is everything you want in an elementary school teacher. She’s kind, compassionate, and creative. Her students quickly respond to her and you know she’s making that difference. She’s […]

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Review ~ Misconduct ~ Penelope Douglas

Review ~ Misconduct ~ Penelope Douglas

With Misconduct, PDouglas cemented her place as one of my all-time favorite authors. Misconduct takes two familiar tropes – age-gap plus off-limits romance – and makes them fresh and utterly gripping. When I wasn’t reading about Easton and Tyler, I was thinking about them. So, so good! Easton is a former junior tennis star who gave up that life as circumstances dictated. Those circumstances have kept her distrusting and leery of men and relationships. She keeps to herself and is only close with her brother. She’s embarking on a new career in teaching and with her brother at her back, she’s poised to make a difference. Tyler is a self-made very wealthy man. Having made a name for himself in […]

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Audio Review ~ Lothaire ~ Kresley Cole

Audio Review ~ Lothaire ~ Kresley Cole

Lothaire is a character I’ve long looked forward to learning more about. He’s the Enemy of Old to be sure but I’ve found him to be quite a lot of fun, too. I was excited to get his book. Even more so to see what kind of woman would bring him to his knees. Ellie – Elizabeth to Lothaire – was a spitfire of a girl. Growing up in the mountains of Appalachia and enduring what the mines did to her family only sharpened the girl she was. She was whip-smart, witty, tenacious, resourceful, and determined. That she’d been inhabited by a demoness and ended up on death row after the occupier went on a killing spree was nothing Ellie […]

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Review ~ All In ~ Emma Scott

Review ~ All In ~ Emma Scott

All In… *sigh* Why was I so afraid to be All In?!? I was rather devastated at the end of Full Tilt. Devastated in a beautiful way but destroyed nonetheless. I’m certain that’s why I put off All In. However, if anyone can take something so raw and painful and make it beautiful, it’s Emma Scott. And she was All In. Kasey and Theo lost Jonah but before he died, he extracted promises from them both. Two months after, though, Kasey is struggling too much with memories and the feelings they evoke so she heads to NOLA. There, without her support network, she hits rock bottom. Oh, she goes through the motions of living but inside she’s slowly dying. Luckily, […]

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Review: Trouble With the Cursed – Kim Harrison

Review: Trouble With the Cursed – Kim Harrison

Trouble with the cursed is an adrenaline rush on crack! Rachel has so many things going on at the same time it’s almost impossible to keep up and breath at the same time! Oh my gosh! I don’t even know why I’ve waited a bit over a month to read this latest installment in the Hollows series, but somehow that happened. Rachel is still my best demon-witch, and I love her with all my heart! Even if there’s not really much I can say without spoiling things for those who haven’t gotten this far in the series yet… Of course, Jenks is very present in Trouble with the Cursed, even when Rachel tries to protect him. And Trent is there […]

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Review ~ The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea ~ Elizabeth O’Roark

Review ~ The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea ~ Elizabeth O’Roark

It’s official. With The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, EO’Roark solidified her place as a new favorite author. And I don’t care what you say, I’m not choosing between Hayes and Josh. Nope. Not gonna do it. 😉 Okay, so I absolutely FLOVE the setup for this one. Drew, who we met in A Deal with the Devil, is invited to spend a vacation with her on again/off again boyfriend and his family. The only problem being that his brother also being present. His annoyingly judgemental but HOT brother. Did I mention he’s HOT?!? 😉 Josh is constantly getting in Drew’s business when Six (who does have a common name but he’s a rock star so…) doesn’t show for […]

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Can You Read a Series in a Month? Review ~ Scoring the Billionaire ~ Max Monroe

Can You Read a Series in a Month? Review ~ Scoring the Billionaire ~ Max Monroe

Scoring the Billionaire was fantastic! It gave me all the feels, kept me giggling, and the conflict in Wes and Winnie’s story didn’t make my left eye twitch. 😉 So overall, I was correct in assuming that Wes and Winnie would end the series winningly! 😀 Despite know the least about these MCs going in (well, except for book 1 but cut me some slack here) I was truly excited for Scoring the Billionaire. I guess it’s because Wes has been such an enigma and after meeting Winnie in Banking the Billionaire, I just knew she’d tame Wes in the best of ways. I was not disappointed. So Wes is the one billionaire bad boy that we’ve seen the least. […]

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Can You Read a Series in a Month? Review ~ Banking the Billionaire ~ Max Monroe

Can You Read a Series in a Month? Review ~ Banking the Billionaire ~ Max Monroe

Hot diggity! Banking the Billionaire delivered on the story I was keen to get on Cassie and added in the delight of the unexpectedness of Thatch. I got snark, pranks, holy hotness, and character growth! That’s a whole lot of goodness. 😉 It wasn’t without its issues but I enjoyed this installment more because of the emotional growth. What Worked Characters Okay, so Cassie was the one I was most excited to get better acquainted with. I mean, she’s a woman who is strong, smart, talented, and sexually empowered. I had no idea she was such a prankster. The stunts she pulls trying to one up Thatch were hilarious. Getting to meet her family and understand her on a deeper […]

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