If you’re looking for something a little bit different, and you don’t mind your Urban Fantasy dark and bloody, you may want to give this book a try. In my opinion, it straddles the line between UF and horror, with a healthy dose of mystery/ suspense and just a dash of romance. The body count is high and our main character adds to it quite a bit, as she goes undercover in a powerful coven of witches, who are using human sacrifice –something bad– in order to ultimately do Something Worse. [Read more...]
Bailey’s foray into the New Adult sub-genre begins as a spin-off from her wildly popular novel, Protecting What’s His. I was super excited to see what direction the author would take – would it be super tame or would the hero still be deliciously dirty-talking? It turned out to be a little of both.
For a brief moment, Willa Peet made the mistake of believing that she could be normal. Her sister, Ginger, pulled her out the hell hole they grew up in with their prostitute mother and moved them to Chicago to give Willa a chance at life. Willa started to believe in normal when she met Evan at school. [Read more...]
I’ve said this before, but I really have to start reading for the undertones in these blurbs. I’m not sure what I expected but what I got was just ‘meh’ with a side of what the hell! Charlotte Moore is a sex therapist by night and a high school guidance counselor by day. I’m not sure, but I don’t think my high school guidance counselor was a sex therapist, but then again – he could have been; interesting thought, though. Lance Hutton is the principal at the high school where Charlotte works during the day. Together these two embark on a spanking and bondage journey and fall in love along the way. [Read more...]
After reading the blurb on this book, I was sure it was going to be a total ripoff of Jocelynn Drake’s Angel’s Ink. After all, the Urban Fantasy market isn’t exactly overrun with stories surrounding protagonists who run tattoo shops featuring magic infused tats. On top of that, in both books, the main character is crazy powerful, hiding the extent of their abilities and creating a makeshift family with their co-workers. But I was pleasantly surprised to find that, despite the parallels, this book had a totally different feel than the other. [Read more...]
This historical has a great setup: Beatrice’s brother was killed in a duel by Sebastian, Lord Coldhurst. Now her family is nearly destitute, so she plans to guilt Sebastian into marrying her and supporting everyone. Sebastian is a standard notorious rake with a title; he’s so into playing the field that he’s never even kept a mistress because that would be too much of a commitment. Surprisingly, Sebastian agrees to marry Beatrice because that way he can sire an heir, philander his way through the ton, and prevent the society matrons from flinging their marriageable daughters at him. It’s a win-win. [Read more...]
There’s so much I want to say about this story and none of it is good. 24 year-old Devon Reid has just moved back to Cambria after finding her boyfriend in bed with another woman. I should have suspected something when she didn’t even confront the boyfriend to give him a knuckle sandwich. Instead, she quits her job and moves. After meeting a stranger her first day back in town, Devon is immediately smitten by his smoldering eyes and joie de vivre. Turns about that Zach is the billionaire owner of Phyrefly Aviation and he’s set Devon up with a job, considering she’s new in town and all. [Read more...]
Perfect Together is the third book in the Serendipity’s Finest series by Carly Phillips. In Perfect Fling we were introduced to Nicole Farnsworth, the identical twin of the woman who was stalking and trying to kill Erin Marsden. In a case of mistaken identity, Nicole is arrested and the sparks fly between her and police officer Sam Marsden. Fast forward a few months and Nicole has broken off her engagement and relocates to Serendipity for a fresh start. [Read more...]
The conclusion to Grace Burrowes’s ‘Lord of Honor’ series is my first by this author. I’ve not read any of the other stories in the series so I can’t say how this one relates, nor can I begin to guess how David’s character was represented in any of the previous installments in the series. The first half to three-quarters of this story read slowly for me. I don’t know if it was because I felt like I need a dictionary with me at all times or just the storyline needed something more – maybe it’s that I should have read the first 8 books in the series. There’s no advisory that warned me that this couldn’t be read a standalone. [Read more...]
I am such a fan of Delilah Marvelle, but this one wasn’t my favorite from her. I applaud that she tried to do something unique with a plot that takes a different path than the standard tropes of the genre. But when all was said and done, I just couldn’t rally behind the romance. This is primarily due to the fact I didn’t really like the heroine or the way she treated the hero. [Read more...]
There are many ways that stories guide me on whether I want to read them. It could be a familiar author, genre, categories, etc. On that rare occasion, I’ll read something that’s outside of my norm because the blurb is so engaging. Even then it’s not a guaranteed hit but this time it was. I read the blurb for this story and took a chance and I’m so glad because this was one of the best stories that I’ve read.
The systematic progress Peyton and Reed’s story as a couple along with their own personal journeys was a welcome treat. Other than a few (I’m talking minimal) editing errors that I read, this self-published novel was an absolute delight to read. [Read more...]