Apr 30, 2012

Fun Vampire Story

REVIEW: Bloody Little Secrets by Karly Kirkpatrick






My Thoughts:4/5 stars

I really enjoyed this novel, started wishing it was part of a series or something instead of a standalone. 
     The dynamic between Drake and Vicky was really fun to read. It surprised me though how accepting he was off the bat! But those make out sessions with the blood swapping was hot!!!! So hot!
     It was a fun, witty enjoyable read, would have given it 5 stars but I felt like there wasn't enough adventure. Vicky adapted quickly to her new life despite a few accidents and the side story with Steve and the other vampires were rushed for me. I would have like some more action, maybe it's a bias from previous vampire reads.
     Still wishing it was a series with more adventures with Vicky and the gang!

Apr 29, 2012

REVIEW: Predestined by Abbi Glines

My Thoughts: 5/5 stars


I thoroughly enjoyed this sequel to an already great starter novel. It's crazy how much I love this series! But I still have to say it! DANKMAR?! Still think the name's weird but I love the books to much to even be bothered anymore. Now it's more like DANKMAR RULES!!!!
     First off, I really enjoyed the fact that this one was told in both Pagan's and Dank's POVs. I loved getting more insight into Dank as Death and not just as the hot teen couple he and Pagan were and him being a hot rock star. Seeing him as Death put in perspective how special Pagan was to him, to be the first one to reach a side of him that no one could touch before and how after falling in love with her he was more emotional in his job as Death. It was nice to see how he saw her too and how much he felt for her.
      I'm not going to get in a tizzy and take back the nice things I said about Leif in my review for Existence because even though he was some evil voodoo spirit trying to claim Pagan from Dank, I still couldn't hate him. I could see that he loved her in his own way and it showed with the decision he made towards her  at the end.
     Oh and Wyatt! I wasn't very attached to him in the first novel but when he passed on, I cried a little for Pagan and Miranda's loss. 
     Let me chill on the sadness and say that Dank was so jealous and possessive of Pagan in this one even more so than in Existence and I loved it! I have to say my fav jealous moment was when he signed the autograph for Pagan's ex-bf at Wyatt's funeral. So funny that I literally LOL'd! My heart did go into a panic though when Dank saw that Jay and Pagan were soul-mates. I knew that there had to be more to that and I'm guessing love triangle in Ceaseless since Jay was there at the end of Predestined
     Loved how Wyatt came back though it wasn't the same. 
     I'm so itching to read Ceaseless now! I told myself to wait to read this one right before Ceaseless comes out so I don't have to wait long. I couldn't do it! 
    And now I have months to worry about Pagan and Dank and how Jay is going to play off in Ceaseless. Pagan and Dank belong together! September please come fast!

Apr 28, 2012

I Love Abbi Glines!

REVIEW:

Existence by Abbi Glines




My Thoughts: 5/5 stars


       First off, let me just say, this is one of the hottest covers ever! Beautiful. It was what drew me in at first. The cover model is gorgeous and those eyes are hauntingly beautiful. Now that I've said that, this book was so awesome! The premise for the story is one I haven't yet read from anyone else. It was a good change of pace from my usual paranormal reads, vampire and werewolves.
     Though I thought this book was pretty frickin' amazing, I didn't like everything but chose to overlook it and still give it 5 stars because the story on the whole was great. 
     First off, I have to say though Dank was like the hottest thing, I liked Leif so much. I really felt bad that she wasn't having any real feelings for him. He was so sweet and just . . . GAH! I really wished she'd just broken it off with him earlier because she let it reach to the point of love declarations.
     Second! I have to mention it as so many other reviewers did and say what kinda name is DANK?! Though it was weird I did think it was original and got over it because I LOVED Dank! He wasn't a constant in the novel always disappearing and reappearing but it was hard not to like his sort of bad boy air! His description alone would make any girl melt with his gorgeous blue eyes and dimples and OH! I could just imagined his sexy smirk! Who knew Death could be so irresistible!
     I really enjoyed the stolen moments between Dank and Pagan! Though I felt guilty on her behalf for Leif. He didn't really deserve to be strung along when she didn't feel even close to what he felt for her. 
     All in all, a terrific story that I was captivated with from the start and never lost interest in it. It was read in a matter of hours and I'm itching to start Predestined. Also there's Ceaseless releasing in September! So excited.











Now it's on to the next. I really can't wait so I'm starting on this one immediately! It's too good. Like chocolate when you're dieting! 


















The third novel in the trilogy is expected to be published September 18th 2012.







REVIEW: Hidden Love by Carole Mortimer



My Thoughts:

4/5 stars

I thought this was a really great story. I would have given it 5 stars but it took me a while to get used to the Hero. I didn't like him much before he and the heroine married or even after they married and also because of an separation that was way tooooo long.
     Let me keep it short and sweet. The heroine is very naive in the ways of physical relationships with the opposite sex. She meets our Tennis star Hero after she helps get his heavily pregnant sister to the hospital to have her baby. The Hero is immediately taken with her and asks her to have dinner with him as a way to thank her for helping his sister.
     Needless to say, the Hero was really pursuing her to get in her pants. All he wanted from her was sex while she thought he was genuinely interested with her even though he's always asking to spend the night with her. Like I said, she's naive.
      After losing a tennis match at Wimbledon, he gets drunk and trying to comfort him and help him in his inebriated state, the heroine sticks around his apartment only to have him seduce her. She's a virgin obviously and he accuses her of planning the whole thing, though really it was all him.
     He insists she marry him because he doesn't want his child to be illegitimate like he was. So she is forced to marry him and they will part if she doesn't turn up pregnant. She continues to have sex with him though but realizes that's all they have and so she tells him she's not pregnant and he let's her leave.
     Here's what I didn't like. The next time they see each other is two years later. Come on, that long?! She has had his baby and he comes to see her while he's in town. He was really very possessive and jealous towards her throughout the novel though he kept repeating how he couldn't wait to get rid of her. When they reconcile, he tells her that he loved her from the first moment though he couldn't let himself believe it and that he deliberately kept trying to get her pregnant after they married so she'd stay with him. When he thought she had another man in her life, he even went so far as to say he'd share her with the man if that's the only way he could have her. 
     All in all a good story. I'm just late on my reading having just discovered this book which was published in the 80s. Not my decade anyway so free pass. And so much for short and sweet. Don't hold it against me . . . as I said before, I tend to ramble.

Apr 25, 2012

Piano Prodigy meets Revenge Seeking Billionaire

REVIEW: Girl On a Diamond Pedestal by Maisey Yates


My Thoughts:

4/5 stars

All in all I really enjoyed this story. Thought the characters were well developed. The heroine was a really endearing character. Her beguiling innocence and difficult childhood made her even more likable. I loved how through being around the Hero she was able to be strong and not breakdown. 
Both characters had bad upbringings and suffered at the hands of their selfish parents but overcame the obstacles together, realizing what was really important. 
A fast read for when you're looking for a little romance with some angst.














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Apr 23, 2012

REVIEW: Bared to You by Sylvia Day


Our journey began in fire...

Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness—beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I'd never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily...

Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other's most private wounds... and desires.

The bonds of his love transformed me, even as I prayed that the torment of our pasts didn't tear us apart...

5/5 stars


I Want More Gideon Cross!

     Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner!
     The novels I've read from Sylvia Day so far have been her Historical novels. I've never been into historical romances till her novels. She is one of my favorite authors and this novel was simply superb. I don't have the words to describe! 
     This novel was recommended to me for what to read after Fifty Shades Series by EL James. Needless to say, I jumped right at it because I was having Fifty Shades of Withdrawals. This novel blew me away. 
     It was filled with a multitude of emotions! It was angsty, romantic, oh-so sinfully sexy and erotic at times, and truly emotional. There was just so much emotional content so much feelings that I was locked in from page 1 and couldn't stop turning! I've been looking for a another novel to make me feel the things I felt after reading Fifty Shades and I found it! 
     Gideon Cross is right up there with Christian as one of my favorite heroes of all time! He dark and has this air of danger about him and he's got dark secrets buried inside him that he'll let no one close enough to see. Eva is his perfect match! Girl crushing on her!
      What I liked most about this book was how dark and damaged both characters were. Both the Hero and the heroine has had traumatic pasts though Gideon's has not been revealed only hinted at which was something I was a bit peeved over but since there's a next book, I'm okay with it. They fit each other. They weren't perfect but it was so much better, so much more, when they were together.I love how desperately they need each other and how possessive he is of her. And their chemistry? Off the charts  . . . sheet scorching hot!!! Those sex scenes were simply decadent. 
       When I think of Gideon Cross, after reading this novel, I think of silk sheets and sexy hard muscles, soft dark hair under my fingertips and piercing, heart stopping blue eyes! And a man in a suit? Such a turn-on. Okay over-sharing now! He had me thinking like Amy from  who was in love with the Hero in the book she was reading. I want me my own Gideon Cross!
      Another thing was how well the two leads complemented each other. They both brought out the light and dark in each other's personalities. Being with Eva slowly brought Gideon out of the emotional shell he was hiding in. He also brought Eva out of her own shell after her traumatic childhood. Memories of both their pasts still haunt them but nothing could keep them apart. It's a little codependent how much they needed each other but not in a negative way. 
       Another thing I really liked was Eva's other relationships that I thought were fleshed out well. Her relationships with her roommate Cary and her mother. Cary was really good secondary character for me as the best friend/big brother. I look forward to more on him in the next one because he's got a dark past like the Hero and heroine. The novel's just filled with flawed characters. 
     The novel was well-written, the characters well developed and the connections between each character was never lacking. I would have really liked for more insights into Gideon's nightmares but I'm hoping it comes in the next book .

Favorite Quote:

“Are you sleeping with anyone?” 

The question was asked so casually it took a second to process what he’d said. 

I inhaled sharply. “Why is that any business of yours?” 

He looked at me and I saw what I’d seen the first time we’d met—tremendous power and steely control. Both of which had me taking an involuntary step back. Again. At least I didn't fall this time; I was making progress. 

“Because I want to fuck you, Eva. I need to know what’s standing in my way, if anything.” 

Sylvia Day, Bared to You


Apr 18, 2012

REVIEW: LOTHAIRE (Immortals After Dark, #12) by KRESLEY COLE


ALL FEAR THE ENEMY OF OLD
Driven by his insatiable need for revenge, Lothaire, the Lore’s most ruthless vampire, plots to seize the Horde’s crown. But bloodlust and torture have left him on the brink of madness—until he finds Elizabeth Peirce, the key to his victory. He captures the unique young mortal, intending to offer up her very soul in exchange for power, yet Elizabeth soothes his tormented mind and awakens within him emotions Lothaire believed he could no longer experience.
A DEADLY FORCE DWELLS WITHIN HER
Growing up in desperate poverty, Ellie Peirce yearned for a better life, never imagining she’d be convicted of murder—or that an evil immortal would abduct her from death row. But Lothaire is no savior, as he himself plans to sacrifice Ellie in one month’s time. And yet the vampire seems to ache for her touch, showering her with wealth and sexual pleasure. In a bid to save her soul, Ellie surrenders her body to the wicked vampire, while vowing to protect her heart.
CENTURIES OF COLD INDIFFERENCE SHATTERED
Elizabeth tempts Lothaire beyond reason, as only his fated mate could. As the month draws to a close, he must choose between a millennia-old blood vendetta and his irresistible prisoner. Will Lothaire succumb to the miseries of his past . . . or risk everything for a future with her?


My Thoughts: 5/5 stars
          This is my new favorite of this series! I've loved all the books in this series, seriously one of the best PNR novels I've read ever! After reading them all, "A Hunger Like No Other" The second novel was my favorite of the entire series. 
          Move over Lachlain and Emma . . . The Enemy of Old and his vampire Bride had taken over! From the snippets of his character that we'd gotten from the previous novels, I had found myself fascinated with the Enemy of Old and a little bit attracted to him. Come on, he may be very evil, the devil himself, but The Enemy of Old is downright sexy and sinful. *wink*
          I loved Elizabeth! Loved how even though she was a mere mortal she stood up to him even when she was scared to death of him. Loved how she made him feel things he never thought he'd feel. Loved how he did everything he could to save her   . . . even risking his own life. 
        Bright side, I thought this was going to be the end of the series but the end of the book made me think otherwise so I zipped over to the author's website and she said that there are more books to come for the IAD series in the future! *happy dance*


Favorite Lothaire Quotes: 



“Admit it, love, you like it when I'm a little bad....” 
― Kresley Cole, Lothaire


“When she absently worried her bottom lip with one of her adorable little fangs, he sighed.
The Enemy of Old fucking sighed.
Dear gods, it’d finally happened to him.
Happiness.
Then his own fangs sharpened.I will kill anyone who tries to take this feeling away from me.” 
― Kresley Cole, Lothaire


“Too bad,Elizabeth. You're Stuck with me.Not for a few decades,not for centuries. You're tied to me forever. That boy and girl offspring you talked off? They'll come from me--or no one.” 
― Kresley Cole, Lothaire





Next for Ms Cole:

Shadow's Claim (Realm of Blood and Mist #1)

by Kresley Cole


He won’t be denied

Trehan Daciano, known as the Prince of Shadows, has spent his life serving his people, striking in the night, quietly executing any threat to their realm. The coldly disciplined swordsman has never desired anything for himself—until he beholds Bettina, the sheltered ward of two of the Lore’s most fearsome villains. 

She’s bound to another

Desperate to earn her guardians’ approval after a life-shattering mistake, young Bettina has no choice but to marry whichever suitor prevails—even though she’s lost her heart to another. Yet one lethal competitor, a mysterious cloaked swordsman, invades her dreams, tempting her with forbidden pleasure. 

A battle for her body and soul

Even if Trehan can survive the punishing contests to claim her as his wife, the true battle for Bettina’s heart is yet to come. And unleashing a millennium’s worth of savage need will either frighten his Bride away—or stoke Bettina’s own desires to a fever-pitch....






Also releasing October 2nd 2012


The Arcana Chronicles: Poison Princess (The Arcana Chronicles #1)by Kresley Cole 

Apr 17, 2012

REVIEW: Playing the Greek's Game by Sharon Kendrick


In trouble with the boss...

Few dare to defy global hotel magnate Zac Constantinides - he's the boss and everyone knows it! So when his London interior designer turns out to have dug her gold-digging claws into his brother; Zac's solution is to transfer her... to New York!


Emma may have more skeletons in her closet than most, but Zac's brother isn't one of them. The temptation to take her impossibly arrogant boss down a peg or three is too much to resist! So whilst she's with him in New York she'll play the role he's given her - and be every bit as bad as he thinks she is...




My Thoughts: 4.5/5 stars


I really enjoyed this novel. It was a fun-fast read. Loved how the Hero was twined into knots over the heroine he wanted with a fierce lust and hated at the same time. Their bickering was fun to read and him getting duped was icing on the cake. 
Another great read . . . keep 'em coming!

Apr 15, 2012

Oh My . . .Drakon!

REVIEW: DEFYING DRAKON by CAROLE MORTIMER


       Can he turn defiance  into desire? 
Drakon Lyonedes has it all: power, wealth, sex appeal...and any woman he wants! Until the beautiful Gemini Bartholomew steps into his life, that is... 
      Confronting him over his plan to turn her family home into a hotel, Gemini intrigues Drakon. The problem? Long-term just isn't in this infamously arrogant tycoon's vocabulary-and Gemini is a virgin who surely wants more than one night of sizzling, scorching passion...? 
     She's determined to defy him, but whose willpower will prove the strongest? 

My Thoughts: 5/5 stars

          Oh this is how I love my Mills & Boon romances! This was definitely a keeper. Drakon is the most irresistible Greek Hero I've read in a while! He is downright addictive! I totally loved how endeared her he became with the heroine. How she slowly broke down his walls of cynicism and hardness against love. The heroine was lovely. Pure, with a heart of gold. 
          I love that even though her undeniable physical beauty which as described by Drakon sounded downright angelic, he fell in love with how beautiful a person she was on the inside. This was a beautiful love story. Though there were no sex scenes, there were two interludes that almost led that way and the sexual tension was undeniable between the two throughout. I didn't miss sex scenes though, I felt that it made the story and development of their relationship more meaningful. The sweetest thing was him going through so much to keep her safe and get her back what was deservedly hers from her wicked stepmother.

Apr 14, 2012

Irresistible Desert King & Timid Princess

REVIEW: His Majesty's Mistake by Jane Porter


She's everything this desert king shouldn't want... 
Spurned and publicly humiliated by the father of her child, Princess Emmeline d'Arcy has no ring, no wedding date and no legitimacy for her unborn baby. 
And the last straw? Having to trade in her gilded lifestyle and pretend to be her twin sister, otherwise known as Sheikh Makin Al-Koury's personal assistant. 
Accustomed to being waited on hand and foot, Emmeline finds herself having to jump to the click of her boss's skillful fingers-day and night! But once the sheikh uncovers her shameful past, will his touch be nothing but a scorching memory?


My Thoughts: 5/5 stars
          I absolutely loved it! This Sheikh was downright dreamy to me. The best Sheikh I've read in a while. Usually these Desert Kings are demanding and controlling. Bossy! This one was commandeering without actually being harsh. He didn't have any jerkish qualities and there was nothing unlikable about him. He was kind and gentle and I think this was in part because the heroine seemed so fragile like the slightest thing could break her. As a royal she'd had a tough upbringing, nothing like what you'd expect. Always searching for love because she never felt she had to at home.
          This was such a sweet love story and definitely going on my keeper-shelf. I loved that the heroine was insecure and flighty and scared because even at her age, being so innocent to man-woman relationships, she was just as I expected her to be when thinking about being physical with a man she barely knew. Makin was patient and he way he fell for her so effortlessly, it made me smile.
          Enough rambling  . . . brilliant romance novel. Loved it!
(PS: I didn't even know this was the second novel in the duo. Seems I missed Hannah story. Gonna' rectify that now)






Be sure to have a read of the 1st novel In Ms Porter's Royalty Duo, Not Fit for a King (Hannah's story).


Happy Reading!


OFFICIAL BLURB:

The Impostor Princess . . . 
It's the stuff of fairytales: Hannah agrees to help out a princess, and within hours finds herself engaged to a king! But this dangerous charade has to end fast - the electrifying chemistry between them feels far too real!
. . . and the King!
Zale's royal bride-to-be looks like the pampered princess he's being forced to wed - yet she transforms into a feisty woman who makes his blue blood run hot! But is she fit to be his queen? Zale will just have to tempt her out from beneath her tiara to find out!

Apr 13, 2012

Sexy Sheikh & Spoilt Princess!

REVIEW: DUTY AND THE BEAST by TRISH MOREY

          She hasn't saved herself for all these years only to be taken by a barbarian!Rescued from the clutches of a lascivious prince, Princess Aisha Peshwah quickly realises she's jumped out of the frying pan and headfirst into the fire. Her rescuer is Zoltan Al Farouk bin Shamal – an unashamed barbarian! – who must marry Aisha himself to ensure he is crowned King! Commanding, stern and brutally attractive, Zoltan is as untamed as the desert he will be master of! And, as much as Aisha tries to resist, her innocent body soon begins to unravel beneath his powerful possession…


My Thoughts: 4/5 stars

          I really liked this story from the start. Sheikh romances has finally become one of my guilty pleasures. I would have given this book 5 stars if not for the extremely annoying heroine (IMO). I haven't seen any reviews for this novel yet but strangely I really didn't like the heroine Aisha at all! She was too self-involved for me to like her.
          The hero however I found him irresistible. He was arrogant and a bit of a beast yes, but it was sexy! It worked for him. Circumstances surrounding their countries betrothed them to each other. He was gracious enough to agree to the marriage as his duty to his country to become the next King. She however was constantly throwing tantrums and lashing out at him - both physically and verbally.
          I understood that she was so violently uprooted from her life and a choice was taken away from her but she could've been more open to adapting. She gave the Hero hell from start to finish only capitulating till nearly the end of the story. They both had a duty to perform and though he was gaining a position of royalty from this sacrifice, she never considered that he was making concessions for his country just as she was. 
         I ramble so let me wrap up. Good story. Good Hero. Heroine could've been more likable.


Apr 12, 2012

Arrogant Playboy Blackmails Innocent Ex-Wife

REVIEW: Return of the Moralis Wife by Jacqueline Baird


My Thoughts: 3/5 stars


          What is up with my favorite Harlequin authors these days? Jacqueline Baird is usually one of my go-to authors for these types of novels and I have to say this one was a disappointment for me. The Hero has no redeeming qualities. If anyone can find any please, share with me because I came up completely empty. Against my better judgement, I read this book though the reviews were less than stellar, because I love this author.

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          The Hero was a jerk! An arrogant, misogynistic jerk! He marries the heroine as part of a business deal between her grandfather and his father and then just throws her out and divorces her after finding a half-naked young man in her bed. He gave her no opportunity to explain to him that the drunken man had came into the wrong room and she hadn't known he was there.
          Fast-forward six or was it seven? Seven years later. She's older, wiser and wants nothing to do with her ex husband when she sees him at her grandfather's funeral. He however wants her  . . . bad! I liked the heroine in this book which was the only thing I liked really. She really resisted his charms and ploys until she had no choice. 
          He had the gall to blackmail her to be his lover for two weeks in order to give her the means to take care of her grandfather's staff.  All this is done with revenge though . . . he wants her to suffer. To be at his mercy.
          As one reviewer put it, the Hero throughout the entire novel seemed to have a permanent erection where the heroine is concerned. Since he met her when she was eighteen he wanted her. Lusted for her and nothing had changed all those years later. All he wanted to do was have sex. I felt the book was only that! Their sexual relationship. I don't begrudge her for giving in because she still desired the man who had awakened her as a woman. But really all they really did was have sex for the most part of the novel and he was insanely possessive and jealous if she so much as smiled at another man.
          They "fell in love" and lived HEA and got remarried but honestly, I just couldn't believe he loved her. She I believed because she was so young when they married. I believed she loved him. But this man showed nothing but desire for her body, used it for his pleasure and then when their affair was over realized he loved her? I'm thinking the lust made him think he was. Maybe he genuinely loved her after they remarried and had children but hey . . . that's just me.
          Not my fav by Ms Baird by a long shot. Still love her work though and will look forward to her new releases when they come!

Apr 11, 2012

REVIEW: The Devil and Miss Jones by Kate Walker



My Thoughts: 3/5 stars
 I couldn't rate this book any higher because it was just so implausible. I usually enjoy Kate Walker's books. She's one of my favorites but this one was just flat for me. I guess the story was nice, these two lost souls finding each other just when they bought needed someone (Hero, had no family; heroine walked out on her wedding after finding her deceitful groom with a bridesmaid).
     First off, the scene on the street with her hitchhiking was way too long for me. It took them almost three chapters to get out of the downpour and to somewhere safe and warm. Then as per usual for these novels, they sleep together and he knocks her up.
      I could have dealt with that, they weren't the deal-breakers for me. I actually really admired that the heroine traveled to the Hero's home country to tell him about the baby. She really tried. Sometimes in these romances, the heroines put on a halfway effort to inform the Hero or just doesn't tell him at all, I admired Martha for the lengths she went to give him a choice.
     What really killed this story for me was when she didn't want to marry him and was going to leave, he tells her he was falling in love with her even from that first night. Keep in mind here that they had only known each other for a few hours until they met again at his birthplace. He tells her how she taught him about family, and I thought; Did I miss something? When did she do that? Was it the conversation they had about his grandfather and his parents? Needless to say, I couldn't really read the last few pages, I'm sure I knew how it ended anyway with declaration of love on both sides and HEA. 
     I love this author's books but this one was not a hit for me. But that just one person's opinion.

In Jane Jameson-land! One of the BEST series EVER!

      Still in Jane Jameson land after reading the fourth novel Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors by Molly Harper and I love the book cover so much I'm just making this a random post with the blown up pic of the book cover. Heeeheee I'm crazy like that.








                                                         Isn't it Totally HOT?!


Here's all the novels in the Jane Jameson Novels in order. Awesome series ( Fangirl)





Jane Jameson is back and better than ever!

REVIEW: Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors (Jane Jameson, #4) by Molly Harper



My Thoughts: 5/5 stars
          Oh how I've missed you Jane! This one's been a long while coming and I've been waiting for it since since reading . This novel was superb in every way. Classic Jane Jameson. It was witty, hilarious, romantic and adventurous! I absolutely loved it and want to read it all over again. Books like these are why I love reading in the first place. One of my fav series that I've ever read. Gabriel and Jane finally becoming engaged and it wouldn't have been Jane if something or many things didn't come in the way of that (i.e. a teenage childe, a Jane-hating ghost grandmother and a revenge seeking redneck wanting to kill the groom.)
          I'm so glad that Ms Harper continued Jane's story in this one because I know I wasn't the only one who wanted more Jane after the third installment. I would've liked more Gabriel and Jane alone time in this one but the little "outdoor naked fun" totally made it okay. I'm just going to continue to ramble so let me stop myself and just say, terrific novel and I'll be definitely looking forward to The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires which is scheduled to release later this year. 


Official Blurb below:

The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires by Molly Harper
          Iris Scanlon, Half-Moon Hollow’s only daytime vampire concierge, knows more about the undead than she’d like. Running all their daylight errands—from letting in the plumber to picking up some chilled O neg—gives her a look at the not-so-glamorous side of vampire life. Her rules are strict; relationships with vamps are strictly business, not friendship—and certainly not anything else. But then she finds her newest client, Cal, poisoned on his kitchen floor, and only Iris can help. 
          Cal - who would be devastatingly sexy, if Iris allowed herself to think that way - offers Iris a hefty fee for hiding him at her place until he figures out who wants him permanently dead. Even though he’s imperious, unfriendly and doesn't seem to understand the difference between "employee" and "servant," Iris agrees, and finds herself breaking more and more of her own rules to help him - particularly those concerning nudity. 
          Turns out what her quiet little life needed was some intrigue & romance—in the form of her very own stray vampire.

Apr 10, 2012

Mills & Boon (Modern)

REVIEW: A Vow of Obligation by Lynne Graham
                                                             

From making his bed... On a mission to steal Navarre Cazier's laptop  to save a fellow chambermaid's reputation,  Tawny Blake is caught red-handed! Blushing brighter than her flame-coloured hair, she's sure she'll be fired. Then Cazier presents her with a shocking proposition.... 
To lying in it! The infamous billionaire needs to stop the prying media digging into his scandalous past, and Tawny is the perfect diversion. The seduction of society beauties has always come effortlessly to Navarre, yet getting feisty Tawny to wear his ring, even if just in public, could be his greatest challenge yet!


My Rating: 4/5 stars


Totally loved the heroine. She was so bubbly and unlike so many other heroines I've read before. I loved how she wasn't all fawning over him until their chemistry built to the point that it couldn't be ignored. I also loved the twist concerning the Hero and the other woman's relationship. I hadn't seen that coming. Great read!












REVIEW: Savas's Wildcat by Anne McAllister



Yiannis Savas, the irresistible playboy of the Savas dynasty, was every girl's dream. But he quickly turned into Cat's nightmare when his promises led no further than a fiery affair. 


Now Cat MacLean has grown up and out of her girlish fantasies. Determined not to fall prey to smooth talk and fast charm again, she's engaged to someone sensible. 


Then she's forced to spend a week with the one man she's never forgotten. Yiannis's heated gaze pierces her defences, and suddenly sensible doesn't seem quite so good….


My Rating: 4/5 stars
This was a fun fast read and my favorite part was Yiannis with baby Harry! Awww . . . I couldn't resist! Apparently neither could the heroine Cat either! I liked though predictable, how the Hero realized how much the heroine meant to him when he was going to lose her for good. His declaration of love though cliche, i found it very sweet and teensy bit romantic. Another good read here as well.


Apr 9, 2012

REVIEW: New Mills & Boon Modern Reads


A Night of Living Dangerously by Jennie Lucas


My Thoughts: I'd give this novel  4/5 stars
I really enjoyed it but sometimes I just wanted to smack the Hero! He was so insulting to her at times and that big scene he made in front of everyone at their party? I would have castrated his ass! She forgave him way too easy. His gesture for her forgiveness was sweet, I'll admit but I would've made him work a little harder. All in all it was a really good story! I really liked the heroine, her personality was infectious!










A Shameful Consequence by Carol Marinelli



My Thoughts: Carol Marinelli has got another hit! This was a superbly written novel. The plot intriguing from the Prologue of twins separated at birth. This first story in The Secrets of Xanos novels was Nico and Constantine's story. The author kept the balance between the Hero and the heroine's story and Nico's search for his biological parents and answers to his adoption subsequently leading to his discovery of having a twin brother. Though Nico and Connie's story got wrapped up at the end of the novel, the door to his reunion with his twin was left wide open in anticipation of the second novel An Indecent Proposition, Zander's and Charlotte's story. I'm on to the next and excited really for the reunion of these two brothers!   5/5 stars



Girl Behind the Scandalous Reputation by Michelle Conder


My Thoughts: This was a really great debut novel from Ms Conder. The premise set for a very good story of the reunion of two people who have always felt strongly about one another. The spurned rejected heroine who feels that she is despised by the Hero and the deliberately antagonistic Hero who hides his lust for the heroine by insulting her. I loved how he had to work for it in the end after being such a jerk to her throughout the novel. He told her that he had believed he'd been wrong about her before they slept together and discovered her virgin status but honestly I didn't believe him. All in all a really good first novel. I look forward to more of her work. 4/5 stars ( probably would have been 5 but the Hero diminished the story for me a bit with his overbearing jerk-off attitude. He made me want to smack something)

New Covers for the Brenna Blixen Novels by Liz Reinhardt





     I am so totally in love with these new E-book covers for this series!  I haven't had a chance to read the third installment "Slow Twitch" yet but I can't wait! Such terrific novels. These new covers visualize our main characters for us and gosh are they beautiful!
     The first cover "Double Clutch" features Brenna  and she's just as I pictured! So beautiful! I need a drink of water for Jake on the cover of the second novel "Junk Miles" because he is more gorgeous than I pictured him! Damn! And Saxon with his sinful looking lips on the "Slow Twitch" cover? Sigh . . .
                                                     BTW Covers by Tammara Webber!
                                                     Absolutely love these novels . . .

Apr 8, 2012

My Latest Mills & Boon Modern Reads

REVIEW: TOO PROUD TO BE BOUGHT by SHARON KENDRICK




My Thoughts:
     I absolutely loved it! I've read so much of these novels and I read them in such a short space of time. I've noticed a pattern with the lead characters that make the stories predictable. The heroine in this one was so different and I've regained my love for Mills & Boon's Modern collection. 
     Zara is so fiercely independent contrary to counterparts of the same sex in countless novels I've read before. Her only weakness was to the irresistibly handsome Russian oligarch Nikolai. I couldn't fault her there. Though seemingly incapable of a real relationship with Zara, it seemed inevitable that he would fall in love with her ( It wouldn't be a M&B novel if it didn't happen)by the way he pursued her. It was a fast read and never fell flat for me at any point. I read it in approximately three hours (and only because I kept having to get up to do stuff!) Yea that fast!
Sharon Kendrick is one of my fav go-to authors for these romances and I've not been disappointed yet!





REVIEW: FORBIDDEN TO HIS TOUCH by NATASHA TATE

My Thoughts:
     This is the third novel from this author that I've read (the third she's written I think) and I'm so happy again that I got this book. All her books have held me from start to finish. This one was no different. The hero was so different from heroes I've read before. He was so tortured and stubborn! He and the heroine had the latter trait in common and in spades. They were both headstrong and stubborn till it was sometimes annoying but I couldn't lose interest in this story because it was too good.
     The heroine's father took the hero in when he was just a boy with no one else to care for him. The thing that made me like this story so much is how the two leads loved each other since the start. His stubbornness, self-loathing and fierce loyalty to her father the reason's why they kept dallying around each other till fate brought them together again seven years after the heroine had departed and her father deceased. It was only a matter of time before suppressed emotions took over and passion ignited. Gosh, I really loved this!
Ms Tate's next novel is entitled A World She Doesn't Belong To and I can't wait for my next read from this author! So good!


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quotes Candy likes


"I am obsessed with you, angel. Addicted to you. You're everything i've ever wanted or needed, everything i've dreamed of. You're everything. I live and breathe you. For you."— Sylvia Day