Reviews

Stout: A Lovibond Novel (Lovibond Collection Book 2) (Kindle Edition)

WOW! I’m still sorting through my thoughts about this book. I enjoyed the story and Georgia Cates is rising in my list of go to authors. Adelyn Maxwell and Olliver Thorn are two troubled souls who find completeness in each other. Its not an easy road with obstacles both internal and extternal. Georgia Cates explores topics that some might find taboo, but does it well. I’m sure once I’m done processing my emotions I’ll have more to add, but for now I just reiterate ….WOW!

 When I Become Yours (The Richmond Series Book 2) (Kindle Edition)

A quick, fun read. When I started When I Become Yours I was expecting a long drawn out story of complications and repressed love. The story is simple, but real. Everyone has some from of insecurity and Renee is no exception. In love with Ben for years she’s afraid of his reaction to her secret. It may not seem like much, but a lifetime of rejection has shaped her thinking. However, Ben’s love is tired of waiting to be recognized. Giving Renee no chance of escape Ben gives her the opportunity to give into her heart. Wonderful story filled with humor.

Blown Away (Kindle Edition)

Blown Away is a simple story about second chances. The plot isn’t overly complicated with subplots or excessive characters. Brenda Rothert keeps us focused on the main characters and their relationship journey. When Colby’s best friend and fiance met a year after his death they must deal with their own demons and decide if they’ll let his ghost interfere with their future.

Overall a great story. I was a little worried about the indecisiveness between Drew and Adien at first, but Ms. Rothert explores each characters insecurities and addresses it well.
I was given an ARC in exchange for a honest review

Hate me, hate me not (Kindle Edition)

Let me start with saying that I loved this story. It tells about the high and lows of love and the consequences of not communicating. Brysen and Mekenzie form a bond from childhood that is tested by death, natural disaster, and ironically their own love for each other. While it took me a couple chapters to really be invested in the story it held my attention long enough for that to happen. However, I found the writing style a bit disjointed and choppy. The story is told in a straight forward manner and lacks some fluency. I wish there were some more elaboration and background information. I do think the character development would have benefited from the extra details. I did enjoy the banter between the characters and felt you can ascertain their relationships with each other through the dialogue. All I all it was decent book and I’ll give other works by this author a try.

Rush: A White Lace Novel (Kindle Edition)

advanced reader copy provided for review-
I loved it. The characters were realistic and had real life issues. The need to please your parents and make them proud is over whelming and it doesn’t matter your status in life. It can be all consuming, taking over your own dreams. This is where we find Everly Parker and Max Levin. Everly, a over achieving law student, maybe an inexperienced book worm, but she’s open minded enough to learn about Max’s world. She also recognizes she needs some fun. Max, despite being VP of a adult film company, is down to earth, if a bit arrogant. What starts as a “business” arrangement, quickly becomes something neither realized they needed and not just the hot sex.

Odin: Gods of Wrath Security and Investigation (Gods of Wrath Security Agency Book 1) (Kindle Edition)

I was given an arc for review.
Odin is my first Michelle McLoughney novel and won’t be my last. The story is told with a wonderful mix of humor and sentiment. McLougney doesn’t over complicate the story with excessive details, but describes everything beautifully. McLoughney creates strong characters who are able to stay true to who they are throughout the story.

Dirty Sexy Secret (Green County Book 1) (Kindle Edition)

HOLY SH$+! LOVED IT! WOW. MURDER MYSTERY HIDING IN A LOVE STORY OR A LOVE STORY HIDING IN A MYSTERY, EITHER WAY WELL DONE. FOUR YEARS AFTER RUNNING FROM HER FEELINGS, HAZEL CAMPTON RETURNS HOME AND DOES WHAT ANYONE ELSE IN HER SITUATION WOULD, ISOLATES. BRANDON ARCHER DECIDES SIX MONTHS IS LONG ENOUGH TO HIDE FROM THEIR FOUR YEAR SECRET. BUT IN LITTLE OLD GREEN COUNTY HAZEL AND BRANDON AREN’T THE ONLY ONES WITH SECRETS. WHILE MOST OF THE STORY CENTERS ON THE LOVERS MS ANDREWS THROWS IN ENOUGH DETAILS AND SUBPLOT INFORMATION SO THE MYSTERY DOESN’T COME OUT OF LEFT FIELD AND THROW OFF THE FLOW. THERE IS ALSO A WONDERFUL BOND BETWEEN THE CHARACTERS THAT IS REALISTIC AND HONEST. WONDERFUL STORY THAT COULDN’T PUT DOWN

BOUND: a seven year itch book (Kindle Edition)

Wow. Bound is not your typical troubled rich guy falls for innocent girl love story. Yes Ben is troubled and rich and has questionable sexual preferences, but there’s just something about the way his character evolves that draw you to him. Then there’s Macy. She’s no shrinking flower. Having emotional issues of her own she still proves to be a strong independent character. She tries to fight the inevitable and the relationship has some bumps, but Ms Foor doesn’t drag it out. You don’t get annoyed with the characters. The plot lines serve a purpose and the story stands alone.

One Night Stand (Kindle Edition)

Cute, just enough silliness to keep it light, but not to much to make story sappy.

His Secret Child (Kindle Edition)

This is my second Jordan Silver book and since I found the first one light and funny I tried another. I wasn’t sure how I felt about it right away. The book is told from the male point of view, but he’s angry. Cord Helmsworth it’s nursing a broken heart and a fierce hatred for the woman who broke it. We find out early on Zania left him with no explanation and Cord has tried hard the post 6 years to forget her. All of a sudden she shows up and as you can guess from the book title let’s him know about the child she had. Obviously something is wrong or why else would she come back after 6 years. Understandably, Cord is torn and lashes out, my issue is with how he handled it. What I appreciate is that being told from Cord’s point of view you can see the other side of the situation and that’s why I can feel better about some of his actions. I also like that theres no quick fix to the issue. They address their feeling, eventually. The characters have spunk and I enjoyed reading this book.

Stranger: Book 1 (Kindle Edition)

While the story line wasn’t to surprising I loved this book. Can we say HOT!!!!!! Elizabeth has a past that she knows will come back and bite her, but meeting Marco is just what she needs. Encounter after encounter Marco awakenings something in Elizabeth that gives her courage to do what she should’ve done two years ago. Now Elizabeth isn’t weak and can hold her, but there’s something to be said about a strong alpha male taking control and that he does. Marco is hot and the sex hotter. Great read.

The Curvy Architect and the Gardener (He Wanted Me Pregnant!) (Volume 17) (Paperback)

As a curvy girl myself, I have a special place in my heart for the stories that focus on larger women. Each story I read from the He Wanted Pregnant series gives me hope. I know it sounds silly, but i don’t care. Some may say that they’re unrealistic and over the top, but isn’t that what we look for in a fairy tale.
In this edition we meet Kara a lonely New York architect who impulsively takes a job redoing a mansion in the heart of Alabama. There she meets Hank the sexy southern gardener. After a few misunderstandings, a tropical storm and an alligator the two get their HEA. There are some differences from the other He Wanted Me Pregnant books, but the light hearted text and the confidence building is the same. Some other points I love are that the male character isn’t a billionaire and the willingness to leave his world behind.

Beneath It All (Beneath Series Book 1) (Kindle Edition)

Tori Madison has turned a somewhat taboo subject into a beautiful, funny and realistic read. Despite all the awareness and fundraising for Breast Cancer and research we tend to forget there’s more than that, people’s lives are altered.
Beneath It All its about a young woman’s journey from diagnosis through treatment. The support of her friends and family along with her humor get her through. But the story isn’t sappy or cliche. Victoria has her weak moments and life does go on. It’s not all treatment and side effects, this is also a story of love as well, Victoria and her husband have a healthy sex life and were get to see how that is (or isn’t) affected. I personally can’t wait to see what the future holds for Victoria.

The Maid and the Billionaire Prince (He Wanted Me Pregnant!) (Kindle Edition)

Fairytale with a modern twist. Love the books in this series because they make the impossible seem realistic. I’m looking to suspend reality for a little while and believe in Prince charming and love at first sight. Victoria Wessex did just that.

A Week in New York (The Empire State Series Book 1) (Kindle Edition)

Sweet beginning to this story. Simple, but leaves you wanting more. Ethan isn’t your overbearing alpha, but a sexy play boy who is starting to realize with the right woman, a relationship might not be so bad. To bad she lives 3,000 miles away. However, the distance and knowing all they have is one week allows Ethan and Anna to be honest with each other and make the most of their time together, they take the blinders off so to speak. Anna is a heartbroken woman looking to nurse her heart back together. Just when she gave up on love, it might have crept right in

Autumn in London (The Empire State Series Book 2) (Kindle Edition)

Love the progression of the relationship. Also happy it doesn’t take forever to resolve any misunderstandings. Ana and Ethan admit they have something special, but also that a relationship takes work.

New Year in Manhattan (The Empire State Series Book 3) (Kindle Edition)

Great ending to a beautiful story. Ana and Ethan are always honest with each other and resolve issues quickly. Their journey was delightful, banter cute and witty. You don’t even care that there’s no epilogue with glimpses into the future, you just know they’ll be ok. Louise Bay did a wonderful job.