Review: I Saw Her Standing There by Marie Force

Untitled-4Reviewed by Shelly

I’m liking this series, a lot. After reading the second Green Mountain story I want to Hold Your Hand about the oldest daughter Hannah Abbott-Guthrie and Nolan Roberts and their HEA, I knew this was a series I wanted to follow. When I finally got the ARC in my grubby hands I took my time. My last experience reading about this family suggested that I might want to savor this – so I stretched out the reading for over a week. Now, I haven’t read the first in the series which told Cameron and Will’s story and in case you did, there should be some familiar characters here as this is about Cameron’s best friend Lucy Mulvaney and Colton, one of the 10 Abbott siblings. [Read more…]

Review: The Darkest Touch by Gena Showalter

darkest touchReviewed by Jen

I wasn’t sure how Gena Showalter could possibly satisfy me with this book. I have been waiting for poor Torin to get some human contact since the very first installment in this series. But we went through warrior after warrior, even bringing in a new crop of Lords, until I started to fear we’d never get Torin’s story. Now, that’s it’s finally here, I am happy to say by and large, Showalter gave me what I wanted; and if this ends up the last book in the series, I could walk away content. [Read more…]

Review: Night Shift by Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews, Lisa Shearin & Milla Vane

night shiftReviewed by Jen

Usually, any given anthology I come across will have just one or two stories I am interested in. But with this one, I hit the motherload, with stories from three of my very favorite authors: Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews, and Meljean Brook (writing as Milla Vane).  I didn’t love every story equally, but overall, I think UF/ PNR readers will get enough bang for their buck.

Secrets at Midnight: I am such a fan of Nalini Singh and her Psy-Changeling world, but this novella was not a hit for me. It had some good things going on, but there were some parts that really fell flat. [Read more…]

Review: Black Widow by Jennifer Estep

black widowReviewed by Jen

I can’t remember the last time I enjoyed a book in this series so much! It feels like Jennifer Estep breathed new life into the Elemental Assassin series, giving readers Gin Blanco as we love her best: an unvarnished killer who is loyal to the core and a survivor against all odds.  I appreciate the fact that Gin has a vulnerable side under all of her bravado and some books have explored that more than others. But here, it’s just Gin kicking ass and taking names and I absolutely loved it. [Read more…]

Review: Tempting Mr. Weatherstone by Vivienne Lorret

tempting mr weatherstoneReviewed by Jen

One of my biggest peeves about most novellas is that usually the build to the HEA happens too fast for me to believe in it. But here Vivienne Lorret manages to sidestep that pitfall and give me a satisfying friends to lovers story in just about 60 pages.

Penelope and Ethan have been the very best of friends for the past 10 years. Their families are close. They know everything about each other. Somehow, though, neither has truly realized that there could ever be more to their relationship. As the story begins, Pen is restless. She is ready to break out of the monotony of her life with a new and exciting adventure.  Ethan thinks that is a terrible idea. His life is ruled by order; he is comforted by the familiar.  It becomes quickly apparent, however, that things are going to change with or without his blessing. The only question is, does he have the courage to change with Penelope or will she move forward with her life, without him in it? [Read more…]

Review: Darker After Midnight by Lara Adrian

darker after midnightReviewed by Jen

Wow. Talk about a game changer.  This book was pretty much everything you would want in a series finale. Only, it’s not the end of the series. It’s a great romance. The action is huge.  The climax is shocking and it completely turns the world on its ear.  Everyone has their future set up in front of them.  It’s a great ending — but at the same time, opens the door for a new beginning. I am totally stoked. [Read more…]

Review: Midnight Action by Elle Kennedy

midnight actionReviewed by Jaimie

Midnight Action is the fifth book in the Killer Instincts series by Elle Kennedy, and if you are a fan of this series – this story is the one we’ve been waiting for.  Throughout the books leading up to this one we have seen the genuine hatred between Jim Morgan, the leader of a group of mercenaries who have been the focus of the previous books, and Noelle, aka the Queen of Assassins.  But as we all know there is a fine line between hate and love and I couldn’t wait to find out all about what had led them to this point. [Read more…]

Review: The Raven Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt

raven princeReviewed by Jen

There are few things more exciting to an avid reader than to discover a great author a bit later than everyone else. Elizabeth Hoyt isn’t exactly new to me, but I did start reading her work several years into her career. What makes this such a win, of course, is the opportunity to plow through her backlist whenever I get into a reading slump.  And I get to discover absolute gems like this one.

I loved this book. Maybe I should have started with that.  It’s sexy and engaging, with two unattractive lead characters who made me absolutely ache for them to get together. [Read more…]

Review: I Want It That Way by Ann Aguirre

i want it that wayReviewed by Janell

I haven’t read a New Adult book in a long time. They all seemed so angsty, full of tortured souls and lots of weeping. I admit that I enjoy dramatic sobbing on occasion, but I require a good mental palate cleanse afterwards. This book was quite a surprise for me, then, because it was so New Adult-y with the age range and characters learning to be independent, but the characters were so…what’s the opposite of dysfunctional? Oh, right. Functional. [Read more…]

Review: The Second Chance Hero by Jeannie Moon

second chance heroReviewed by Shelly

I’m a newbie to Jeannie Moon’s writing but I’m already a fan. The fourth book in her Forever Love series is one that I enjoyed but then again, what war-torn-soldier-loving reader wouldn’t? Unlike many other stories I’ve read, the heroine is also a veteran in the war, having served in a medical unit as an RN. I’ve not read any of the other stories in the series, so I don’t have an opinion on how either the writing or story lines differ, and this read just find as a standalone. And for those of us who want to know if it’s a ‘billionaire’ story – even though this is a story about a billionaire, it didn’t play much of a part in the awe and shock moments. [Read more…]