Review: Silver Silence by Nalini Singh

Reviewed by Jen

I’ve been a fan of the Psy Changeling series for a long time. And if at any point you would’ve asked me which of Nalini Singh’s heroes were my favorite, I would have said without hesitation, the ice cold Psy men who are thawed into emotion by their heroines. Kaleb… Judd… my beloved Arrows… now they have some serious competition in a lovely gentleman bear named Valentin.

I absolutely, completely, 100% fell in love with this changeling. He is head over heels for Silver Mercant and he is unwavering in his devotion to her. As far as I’m concerned, he says everything right; he does everything right; he is sexy; he is powerful; he is all of the things. [Read more…]

Review: Fantasy of Freedom by Kelly St Clare

Reviewed by Elle

Why do all the good series have to end?! Really? Why?!?! *sigh*

This fourth book in The Tainted Accords series wraps up Olina’s journey, which spans three worlds, and has more ups and downs than a rollercoaster.

Olina and Jovan, with the backing of Jovan’s army, the barracks fighters and Olandon are set to wage war on Tatum Avanna- Olina’s psychotic mother. It’s now or never- the people of Osolis are being starved to death by their evil ruler and now that Olina knows, she can’t just sit by and let it happen. It’s time to go to war and take her spot as rightful ruler of Osolis. And in doing so, create peace among all three worlds and their people. No problem right? [Read more…]

Review: The Hero by Robyn Carr

Reviewed by Joanna

Continuing the saga of the residents of the beautiful Thunder Point, Oregon, we start this tale with a new character – Devon. She’s a member of a cult, having fallen for the leader Jacob and gotten pregnant with his kid. By the time she realizes he isn’t a one woman kinda guy, she’s living in his compound with his other women and kids and unable to leave. Men with guns ‘protect’ the fenced off land, and the only time Devon is allowed out is to take their crops to a farmers market. Her kid, Mercy, isn’t allowed to go.

Luckily there’s a mole on the inside. Laine helps her escape and Devon runs away with her daughter, to be picked up by the side of the road by Rawley, resident of Thunder Bay. Now Rawley was featured in the first two books. He’s an old fellow, ex-military, having served in Vietnam, and he knows what it is to be homeless and wanting. He takes Devon and Mercy home and looks after them. [Read more…]

Review: Dancing in the Rain by Kelly Jamieson

Reviewed by Shelly

This isn’t my first novel by this author and while I’ve enjoyed most of what I’ve read by Kelly Jamieson, this wasn’t one. I read a story some months back whose premise was the heroine was the sister of someone who the hero had previously slept with. I felt icky about that – there’s just something that isn’t okay and feels like a tawdry Lifetime movie. Tell me if I’m wrong here but isn’t there’s a bigger pool of people out there to find in a main character other than the same family pool? I read this one hoping that Jamieson would be able to take the ick factor away and everything would be la la wonderful for this couple. [Read more…]

Series Reading Order: Everything I Left Unsaid

This is the series reading order for Everything I Left Unsaid, by Molly O’Keefe:

Cross-over characters also appear between the Bad Boy Romance series (Lazarus, Bates), and the The Debt series (Bates).

Review: The Debt by Molly O’Keefe

Reviewed by Joanna

This book is a short, free (at time of writing) prequel to the new series Molly O’Keefe is launching rapid-fire over the next few weeks. As I started it, I knew two things. One: it was going to be a big tease, and two: it was going to hurt to read it.

See, the story is set around a group of teenagers living in a foster care home in San Francisco. St. Jude’s Home for Court Placed Juveniles. Tommy and Beth are in love, sharing stolen kisses in the art room at school. They can’t date, as the husband and wife who run the home wouldn’t allow it.

They rule the place with an iron fist. [Read more…]

Review: Corralling Callie by Amelia Smarts

Reviewed by Ronelle

Callie is determined to make a life for herself away from the orphanage. When her friend Sam suggests she send off as a mail-order bride, she does, and the response she gets from Albert seems to be a dream come true. He lives in California, is wealthy, and his letters to her are sweet and hopeful. What she tells him in return might be stretching the truth a little. When he sends her a stagecoach ticket so she can join him, she’s more than ready to go.

As a stagecoach driver for Wells Fargo, Jude has no time or tolerance for nonsense. And when Callie comes running up to him with a clearly altered ticket, he sees nonsense and a healthy dose of trouble behind that pretty smile. Against what may turn out to be his better judgement, he agrees to let her travel with them. The other passengers are less than thrilled to have the mouthy, undisciplined, and troubled woman in their midst. [Read more…]

Review: Love, Always and Forever by Alexis Morgan

Reviewed by Shelly

This is my first story by this author and I initially thought the blurb sounded like something I would enjoy. I found neither the plot nor the characters interesting once I started reading. Grammatically, it’s a sound story, I just didn’t find it interesting. For me, the best parts happened too late for a turnaround of my feelings. [Read more…]

Review: Fantasy of Fire by Kelly St Clare

Reviewed by Elle

Fantasy of Fire is the 3rd book in the Tainted Accords series, which started with Fantasy of Frost and Fantasy of Flight.

Gosh this series is good! This one was a little slower to begin with, but boy, did it pick up by the end!

In this book, we find Olina being pulled in two directions. She is the rightful leader of her home planet, Osolis. Her brothers are there, as well as the village people she cares so much about. But she’s been living on Glacium for so long now that the ice world and the people there that she’s come to love, also feel like home. Her evil mother’s army is halfway to Glacium, and if Olina can’t stop them, it will mean an all out war between the two planets and a no win situation for Olina. [Read more…]

Review: Stripped Raw by Prescott Lane

Reviewed by Shelly

I’ve read a couple other Prescott Lane stories. The first one, Perfectly Broken, I really liked. The second, Wrapped in Lace, I didn’t like as much. This, the third one – I didn’t like at all. I thought the writing was too formulaic of what I find in other contemporary stories. I like Lane’s first story because she brought a such fresh voice; something I’d not read up to that point. She made me care about the characters. She engaged me in the plight of the main characters, especially the heroine, Peyton, and finally Reed. She told their story without once telling me about anything else. Lane has a knack for first POV that seems to works for her writing style.

The initial pages into Kenzie and Kane story, I wasn’t sold, but I hoped that it would get better. I hoped that their personal plights and histories would make my empathy explode with happiness that I kept reading and got to know them. [Read more…]