Review: Broken Honor by Tonya Burrows

broken honorReviewed by Carrie

The HORNET series is one of my recent favorite military/romantic suspense series of late. The last book, Honor Reclaimed, tore my heart out. These guys might all be alpha to the core, but they are all faced with being limited in some way and how they deal with it.  While the action was plenty here, I found the romance a little on the weak side.  While it is not completely necessary, I do suggest reading the first 2 books in the series prior to this story. [Read more…]

Review: Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop

vision in silverReviewed by Jen

The Meg is back! Well, she is not actually The Meg anymore. She’s Our Meg and that may be even better.

If you have no idea what I am talking about, you are clearly missing out on one of my favorite Urban Fantasy series and you need to stop what you are doing and go buy Written in Red. No really. Do it now.

This third installment picks up right on the heels of book 2.  It follows Meg as she continues to find balance, free of the Controller and the Walking Names who shaped her life for so long.  She has come a long way, but she still struggles with her need to cut.  Now it’s not just her life on the line, but the lives of all the girls rescued who are like her. Meg needs to understand herself and her triggers in order to help those like her survive in the outside world. [Read more…]

Review: The Deal by Elle Kennedy

dealReviewed by Carrie

My twitter peeps have been going on and on about this book and when they talk, I one-click.  And, oh man, I’m so so glad I did. Do you hate NA? Read this book. Do you like NA? Read this book. Do you like stories that make you hug your kindle and twirl around after finishing? Read this book.

Hannah Wells is a smart, pretty, self-assured college junior majoring in music.  She knows all these things about herself because she has worked hard to come to terms and live with a tragic event that eventually forced her out of her hometown and far away from her family. For the most part, Hannah has beaten back her demons and enjoys her life and friends. However, the one area she might still need help in, is getting a certain star football player to notice her. [Read more…]

Review: Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs

dead heatReviewed by Jen

Patricia Briggs never disappoints me with her Alpha and Omega stories. I really enjoyed jumping back into Charles and Anna’s world as they go on a vacation that runs afoul.  The plot moves well and the story is engaging, but what sells this story for me (as with every installment in this series) are the main characters and the relationship they have with one another. [Read more…]

Review: A Touch of Darkness by Yelena Casale and Tina Moss

touch of darknessReviewed by Jen

This book had an interesting premise, but it didn’t live up to the potential the way I had hoped. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not bad. It’s ok in that the plot makes sense and the world building is consistent. I had multiple issues, though, ranging from predictability to a lackluster romance and a heroine I had serious problems with. [Read more…]

Review: After the Crux by Dani Worth

after the cruxReviewed by Shelly

After reading Dani Worth’s ‘The Kirthran Regenesis’ series, I knew I would like this other series set in a post apocalyptic world. Although this novella has been out for a couple of years, I’m just getting around to it. Set in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico, Ross, Jenna, and Dorian have made a life for themselves and other survivors who they can get to join their small, but growing family. Living in an underground but functional home, they know that there’s protection in numbers. [Read more…]

Review: Revealed by Caitlyn O’Leary

revealedReviewed by Shelly

If you enjoy a strong heroine who can hold her own, Kelly Wachowski is that. The hero, Noah Kukailimoku, has his own set of strong attributes that make him just as likeable, but it was Kelly who kept me interested. Caitlyn O’Leary’s new series about a group of ‘Found’ starts off with an enjoyable story. The premise of these ‘Found’ starts with much intrigue – where are they from? What are they here for? That kind of thing and so far guys, it’s pretty interesting. [Read more…]

Review: Magic Without Mercy by Devon Monk

Magic_without_Mercy.inddReviewed by Jen

This book kicks ass. It is action packed. It’s full of danger. And it sets the stage spectacularly for the series finale. If you have been enough of a fan of these stories to make it to book 8, there is no way it won’t get your blood pumping.

It’s a transformative book for Allie. She and her friends are on the run and for the first time, she is stepping in to a leadership position. Maybe it’s the time she has spent leading the hounds; maybe it’s her unique way of looking at things; or her dad’s knowledge… it’s probably all that and a dozen other things, but it feels like a natural progression. Suddenly, her teachers and her friends are following her as the Authority closes in and magic continues to devolve. [Read more…]

Review: A Stolen Season by Tamara Gill

stolen seasonReviewed by Janell

I haven’t read a time travel book in forever. Maybe because I assumed they all involved Scottish Highlanders, and with the exception of Outlander’s sweet young virgin, I picture all Highlanders as big tough alpha roar!smash types. That’s not for me. But this book has a modern woman traveling back to the Regency era, and I am all about historicals, so I gave it a shot.

Sarah Baxter is the archeologist heroine in question. Her job involves traveling to the past for non-nefarious research reasons, or something. On one trip, she accidentally leaves behind a piece of equipment. She has to retrieve it because, you know, anomalies. During her retrieval mission (which is actually a stealing-it-from-the-guy-who-collects-oddities mission), she’s involved in a rainy horse crash which results in an earl’s death. And she loses the Important Object. [Read more…]

Review: Radiance by Grace Draven

radianceReviewed by Jen

I probably never would have picked up this book if not for the glowing recommendations of some of my trusted fellow bloggers. I know that you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but the sad fact is, sometimes I guess I do.  And if I would have ignored this book, I would have really missed out on a great fantasy romance.

This is my very first book by Grace Draven. The good news about that is, if this story is any indication, I’m going to have a grand time rolling around in her backlist. Draven has created two interesting and likeable characters, who fall in love against the odds. It is a slow burn, but all the more satisfying for it… because I believed in it, which is no small task considering the circumstances. [Read more…]