Carrie’s DNF Reviews – Fall 2015


Unfortunately, not every book works out for a reader.  I really hate to DNF a book but given the sheer amount of books out there, I don’t think it’s fair to continue to struggle through a book that is clearly not working for me. Having said that, what doesn’t work for me, might for you so don’t be afraid to try one of these books!

His Lover to Protect by Katee Robert   – DNF at 38%

Recovering wounded former para-rescuer, Luke Jackson is roped in by his military buddy to keep a discreet watch over his buddy’s soon to be sister in-law. Luke is too busy up in his head ruminating over his recent medical discharge and sorry state of his life, when his tail gets the drop on him.

Alexis Yeung fled to Europe to get away from what was slowly crushing the remaining pieces of her shattered life.  She might be busy contemplating her next moves but she doesn’t miss the stranger that has been following her around Ireland – thankfully, he’s a sexy stranger.  Giving in to her need to break the bonds that held her in her old life, Alexis indulges in a one night stand with the stranger never thinking to see him again.  After that mind blowing night, Luke is determined to help out this fragile woman while still trying to keep her from finding out his secret.

I’ve enjoyed other books by this author and I was pulled in the by the blurb.  I have not read any other books in this series and that may have impacted my lack of connection to the story.  Luke was kind of a jerk who projected his own anger on Alexis and then acted like he knew what she needed. Alexis seemed like she should be a sympathetic character but she came off as a doormat.  I usually like good enemies to lovers story but this one just lacked spark.

*ARC courtesy of Entangled

fire me upFire Me Up by Rachel Johns – DNF at 28%

Travis “Cash” Sinclair is only back in New Orleans because of the death of Priest, the former President of the Deacons Motorcycle Club, and the inheritance of their former clubhouse.  There is no love lost between Cash and the MC and only goes to resolve this as soon as possible to get back to the new life he’s created for himself.  Only, the clubhouse is now an art gallery inhabited by some hippie Australian lady who just gives him grief.

Billie left her controlling useless ex in Australia to find the home of her heart in New Orleans.  No longer dependent on any man, Billie is happily fulfilled with the art she loves and the eclectic nature of the people of city. That is until this brutish man comes to smash all her dreams.    Cash and Billie may be on separate sides on the matter of “home” but are definitely ready to come together under the sheets.

I am an avid reader of MC books.  I couldn’t fathom why the President would disband an MC and there wasn’t much explanation to that.  Billie thought all bikers as violent criminals but it didn’t take much to get her in bed.  Cash was just so angry at his former president and brothers and no explanation.  Overall, I just didn’t buy into the storyline or the relationship and it was a struggle to read.   This might work better for folks who don’t regularly read MC books.

*ARC courtesy of Loveswept

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