DNF Review: S.A.R.A.H. by PC Ryan

Reviewed by Ronelle

Robert Vincent is 38 and awkward, a loner who’s never been laid. But the year is 2040 and automaton technology is reaching a new height, so in desperation, Robert orders the latest model, a companion named S.A.R.A.H.. He expects at least an exciting substitute, an escape from the endless chain of disappointments in his real life.

What he gets is a wet dream; a gorgeous woman who literally can’t say no and who is programmed to fulfill every need and desire a guy could have. [Read more…]

DNF Review: Constantine by Heather Grothaus

Reviewed by Ronelle

General Constantine Gerard has more proof than most men that evil is everywhere. After years in the Holy Land, he returns to find that the rumors of the destruction at Chastellet were true. Blaming himself for the loss of his wife and child, he has nothing left to lose—and nothing to live for save the vengeance he vows to unleash on Glayer Felsteppe, the man who destroyed his family.

Theodora Rosemont, too, has suffered at Glayer’s hands. Poisoned, forced into delivering her child in a bloody labor that nearly cost her life, and forcibly separated from her child, she is believed by all to be dead when Constantine finds her hiding in the ruins of his once-home. Bonded by their common enemy and a mutual desire for revenge, Constantine and Dori embark on a treacherous journey, determined to rescue her child and destroyer the man who took everything from them.
Revenge may not be the only desire they come to share, however. [Read more…]

DNF Review: Summoner by S.D. Grimm

Reviewed by Ronelle

When Allie’s best friend dares their group to play a game in a cemetery—something she calls “witching”—Allie expects it to be just another one of Nell’s crazy ideas.

Turns out it’s not… at least not for Allie. While her friends are understandably freaked out, when Allie takes her turn, she doesn’t just find bodies, she summons their souls. But one soul wants more than Allie is willing to give.

And the boy next door could be the key to saving her. [Read more…]

Review: Once Bitten by Kalayna Price

Reviewed by Jen

The only thing that sucks more than a book I can’t finish is a book I can’t finish from an author I like.

I adore the Alex Craft series by Kalayna Price, so I was excited to see that she had backlist books I could dive into and roll around in. Then I started reading. Not only did I not connect to this book, I actively disliked it. [Read more…]

DNF: The Darkest Corner by Lilliana Hart

Reviewed by Elle

The Gravediggers were once elite soldiers. For whatever reason, they at one time found themselves betrayed by their countries and facing death. Then in swooped Eve Winters and gave them a choice- die or come work for her, ridding the world of terrorists. The catch? Their deaths would be faked. Their previous selves would cease to exist. Their families and friends left behind. Oh, and Eve and her directors own you. But what choice did Deacon have but to accept?

Working out of a funeral home in a tiny town seemed to be the perfect cover. But Deacon didn’t count on falling for the feisty red headed mortician. He needs to keep his distance because any attachment to Tess gives Eve and the directors leverage over him, putting her life in danger. [Read more…]

Review: Dark Alley by D.S. Wrights

Reviewed by Ronelle

Alice is in her thirties, single, and determined to chase her own sexual pleasures. While out with friends one night, she’s given a card inviting her to the mysterious Dark Alley, and although she’s warned against going, she can’t resist. What follows are encounters that fulfill her wildest fantasies…and then some. [Read more…]

Carrie’s DNF Reviews – Fall 2015

HIS LOVER TO PROTECTby Carrie

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. [Read more…]

DNF Review: Chance the Darkness by LA Wild

chance the darknessby Jen

DNF 31%

I wanted to get into this book, but I just couldn’t.

Maybe if I had not read Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series, I could have. But the bottom line is, I did read those books and they were all I could think of as I tried to invest in this story.

Stop me when this sounds too familiar. [Read more…]

Carrie’s DNFs of 2014: Part 1

how to master your marquisBy Carrie

I hate hate DNFing a book.  Usually, I will put it down and try to come back to it later because sometimes I’m just not in the right frame of mind to read that particular book.  This is an unusually large amount of books for me to not finish and I hope the latter half of the year will be better.

How to Master Your Marquis by Juliana Gray (DNF at 46%) The blurb was intriguing and the author often comes high praised.  This may be a case of just not for me.  For nearly half the book, the reader sits in on this boring trial with flashback scenes that didn’t connect to the present.  I suppose if I would have stuck with it, things would’ve been explained in the end, but if I’m at the halfway point and bored, I’ve got to move on. [Read more…]

DNF: Duet

Reviewed by Shelly

Having moved from Boston to Manhattan in search of new life and possibly love, twenty eight year-old Duet seems to define her entire existence by the two vaginas she’s born with. This story promised seduction, mystery and self-discovery. I didn’t get that.

Duet, who tells people she was named that because of her parents love music, is a bit of a slut while she’s searching for someone who would accept her and her two hoo-has. However, she has sex with guys on the first date and wonders why she can’t find someone who would love her for herself. I’m sorry to say that even with one hoo-ha, you can’t do that and expect the guy to come back at ya with a – ‘can’t wait to get to know you better’. I though I saw promise when she meets financier Oskar, but she performs oral sex on/for (either or, pick one) him the first on the first date. Hmmm, that’s what you do when looking for that special someone right? Ummm, that’s not all – after she’s done doing him, he turns to her and asks if she wants a drink. Say WHAT?!?

Seriously, I could not for the life of me get into reading this story past page 53 (of 225 ePub version). I wanted to just take Duet and literally beat the shit out of her. I’m not one to give up on a book, because God knows I’ve read some not-great books but I just couldn’t keep reading.

Happy reading folks!

Rating: DNF

Click to purchase: Amazon
Duet
by Jacqueline Wally & Stephen K Haber
Release Date: April 26, 2012