Archives for August 2016

Review: Didn’t You Promise by Amber Bardan

didnt you promiseReviewed by Joanna

Angelina and Haithem are back. This is book two so go back and read Didn’t I Warn You if you like sexy scientists with Big Secrets and Aussie girls who stow away on boats. The rest of this review is spoilery for book one, so be warned.

Our couple is on the run. Haithem’s magical energy-making device is in top secret production in multiple locations, and lots of people want him dead. Oil money is used by bad people around the world from governments to terrorists, and as soon as the energy cell is launched, their power base disappears. You can see why they wouldn’t want that. Phew, not much on the shoulders of our crazy-in-love couple? [Read more…]

Review: An Accidental Gentleman by MQ Barber

accidental gentlemenReviewed by Shelly

I really enjoyed the first book in this series, Her Shirtless Gentleman. Rob and Nora were a fun couple to read. And as much as I loved book 1, the 2nd book in the series, An Accidental Gentleman, fell completely flat for me. I’m a Barber fangirl, and when I started reading this I immediately didn’t care for the heroine, Katherine ‘Kit’ Runyon. I can’t say that I found Brian Hendricks to be much of a hero either. I thought this might be like HSG in that it was a slow build and I would eventually feel the love but, yeah, I never did. [Read more…]

Review: Ultimate Courage by Piper Drake

ultimate courageReviewed by Jaimie

I have been on a streak lately with great books! Ultimate Courage is the second book in the True Heroes series by Piper Drake. This was my first experience with Ms. Drake’s writing, and I can tell I’m going to be a big fan of her work. I already ordered the first book in this series. I love the whole stalker ex trope, and this one had a bit of a twist on it which was a nice change. [Read more…]

Review: Silent Praise by Michelle Lindo-Rice

silent praiseReviewed by Shelly

This is the 3rd book in Michelle Lindo-Rice’s Christian IR ‘Able to Love’ series. I read the first one, Color Blind, back in 2014 and didn’t care for that because I couldn’t stand the heroine; then I read the 2nd in the series, Unbound Hearts, and even with a different heroine I still couldn’t stand her. So why not finish out the series, right? I will say I liked the heroine quite a bit more, but this time I couldn’t be distracted by a bad heroine because the writing made me wonder why I even bothered. [Read more…]

Review: The Prisoner of Silverwood Castle by Marie Treanor

prisoner of silverwood castleReviewed by Jen

This book had a couple of good things going for it right off the top. One of its biggest positives was its premise. Guin, our heroine, has accompanied her sister to a foreign land to marry the Duke.  She’s not all that excited about being her sister’s companion –and she cares nothing for titles and nobility– but she can’t wait to explore the old castle and learn its rich history. Guin wants to be a writer, and what better inspiration? It only gets better when she starts hearing rumors of a ghost and hints that the stories may be true. [Read more…]

Review: The Sight by Chloe Neill

sightReviewed by Jen

After a kind of lukewarm feeling about the first book in this series, I have to say that I enjoyed this one quite a bit more. I think that’s because I finally started feeling more of a connection to the characters, which ultimately made me care more about what happened to them.

If you didn’t read The Veil, you’re probably going to feel lost jumping in here. This second installment picks up right on the heels of that one with very little rehash. A war between humans and supernaturals has turned New Orleans into a shell of itself. Supplies are scarce; the military is everywhere; and the magically inclined prisoners are housed in the nearby Devil’s Isle. [Read more…]

Review: Wicked Pleasure Part 3 by Lora Leigh

wicked pleasure 3Reviewed by Jaimie

Oh man I just want to give everyone in this story a hug. Wicked Pleasure Part 3 is an emotional roller coaster and as predicted, it was a total tearjerker. Cam, Jaci and Chase all went through the wringer and it was heart wrenching.

Cam is driving Jaci nuts. One minute he’s crushing her heart when he won’t sleep with her and the next he’s showing her a side of him that no one else gets to see. His walls are coming down and they are making slow but sure progress. [Read more…]

Review: His Royal Favorite by Lilah Pace

his royal favoriteReview by Janell

This is the conclusion to His Royal Secret, which came out a few months ago. This review will contain some spoilers for the first book, because plot progression, so if you’re interested at all in the tale of a gay Prince of Wales, go read the other book first! Or not, I can’t force you!

The first book ended with James deciding to come out to the country, and Ben deciding to come out as James’s partner. This book begins right after, with James working with his magical assistant Kimberly to create the perfect speech. Ben has strategy meetings of his own, and it’s decided to have Ben move in with James for a while, so that he can benefit from the privacy and security. [Read more…]

Review: Showing Him the Ropes by Christa Tomlinson

showing him the ropesReviewed by Jen

I generally enjoy a burly, strong, stoic hero and not only did I find one here, it’s in context of a closeted pro-wrestler who is finally about to find love.

Chance is has built his life around his career in the ring. He doesn’t have the time or inclination to find a relationship –and rarely even picks up a one-night stand on the road. Coming out could be disastrous for his reputation and it’s never been worth the risk. Until Devin enters the picture. [Read more…]

Review: The Princess and Her Alien Rogue by Harmony Raines

princess and her alien rogueReviewed by Shelly

I’m trying to mix it up a little bit by reading books that have a high chance of never normally being read by me. I’ll tell you a secret – that darn Amazon Kindle Unlimited is the culprit! They have so many books that can be read ‘free’ for a minimal charge. I was kind of against the whole idea in the beginning, but if authors are signing on for it, who am I to argue? So that ladies and gentleman is how I came to even find this book.

This is supposed to be set in the future, alien planet with no reference to earth at all. You know what sucks, folks? It sucks when a story about aliens has every earth slang in it with very little world building. Even the characters were really kind of meh and the plot was underwhelming. [Read more…]