Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Librarian by Logan Belle

The LibrarianThe Librarian by Logan Belle
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Regina's dream and goal in life was to become a librarian for the New York Public Library. She is quite and keeps to herself, hasn't really date much and in fact is still a virgin. Always putting her studies first when she was growing up.

Sebastian, is a rich and handsome photographer. From the moment he see's Regina he wants her, he wants to dominate her.

After reading the blurb of this book I had high exceptions of it. I hate to say it but they were not met, not saying I didn't enjoy reading it but it was lacking something. I did love that it was Bettie Page inspired and I love that it was about a quite keeps to herself, librarian.

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Monday, November 26, 2012

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

The Statistical Probability of Love at First SightThe Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Gosh what a great little read that was. It would make a wonderful film.

I've always said it things happen for a reason. You're running late and get stuck in traffic, why you are held up because there was an accident. If you had been on time, it could you being carried off in an ambulance. So as I just said all things happen for a reason. If everything had went according to plan and Hadley got on her original flight this story would have been very different.

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Friday, November 23, 2012

Undercover Professor by December Gephart

Undercover ProfessorUndercover Professor by December Gephart
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

"Whatever I can get. Customer service, sales. But I’m really into World of Warcraft—type online gaming. That’s what my article is on. Do you game?"

I knew I was going to give this book a little extra attention after I read that line, first thing I thought was "Nice a WOW mention."

Player one:: Lucy Benoit, she is very hard working she has a full time job, goes to community collage and plays soccer with the girls on Monday nights. She's been hurt in the past, so because of that she has created rules for any potential male she meets, but what's the point of the rules if there isn't any "zing"

Player two: Andy Sullivan, is jobless, staying with his mom, plays video games and doesn't meet ANY of of Lucy's rules. But there is ZING a plenty. Dr. Drew Sullivan, how ever does. But he unfortunately for both of them he can't tell her who he really is, she needs to think he's is this guy who's "in between" jobs, with out any goals, just enjoying moment. He needs to keep up the charade until is paper is finished.

I found this this story to be very intersting, as a female who places video games, World of Warcraft in particutal, this book was really up my ally. It was nice reading a romance were our "hero" was a gamer and reader. Although it did play into the stereotyping of people who do play games. With Drew writing a guide to help the gamer guy get laid. Making it seem that they are all basement dwellers who couldn't get a chick with out a self help book.

Undercover Professor is book of opposites attract and forgiveness, a great little story for the gamer romance reader.

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Entwined by Heather Dixon

EntwinedEntwined by Heather Dixon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Azalea, is the eldest of the twelve princess, it is up to her to look after her sisters when their mothers dies. She makes this promise to her her mother, a promise on silver, an oath. After the death of her mother, her father,the king has to go off to war and they are confined in the palace for a year, in mourning. The palace, which was once owned by an evil king, had enchanted the whole place. Some things still held there magic, even after the palace was disenchanted. A tea pot and sugar tongs, secret passage ways that need to be opened with silver. It is in one of these passages that they discover the silver forest, the dancers and The Keeper. He invites them to come whenever they like, to dance. Every night, all twelve princess go through the passage to dance in the magic. But all things come with a price.

I really liked Entwined. As I was reading I felt as if I knew this story. Then it hit me, I was reading a story I had already knew because it was re-telling of the Brother Grimms The Twelve Dancing Princess In which every night the princess head out to dance but no one knows where. So the king asks men to come from all over the land to see if they can figure out where his daughters go to at night, and the one who does gets to wed the princess of his choice. Except this version of the fairy tale is much much darker and twisted.

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Sunny Days for Sam by Jennifer Shirk

Sunny Days for SamSunny Days for Sam by Jennifer Shirk
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sam, is a single father. His children, Emma and Cole, are his world even if doesn't always put them first. A busy man who has a business to run. Wanting to spend more time with his kids decides to take them to the coast for the summer. He doesn't trust easily, he's been used many times before and thinks that everyone is out for themselves, wanting what he can do for them and not him for himself.

Sunny, as cheerful and sweet as her name suggests, will take any job she can to get by and pay off her debt, as well to save to go back to college. After her grandmother got sick, she left school to devote all her time and energy taking care of the one person who was both a mother and father to her. After her death she was left with a huge debt. She doesn't believe in asking for help, even though at a drop of hat she would go out of her way to help others. Still a believer in fairy tales and happily ever after.

I found this book to be a pleasure to read. It's a very cute and light romance. A quick read that I finished in a few hours. Only really complaint I would have is that the book was just a little too short, I would have liked to read more of the characters. I would like to thank Jennifer Shirk for giving me the chance to read and review it.

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Obsidian (Lux, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Obsidian (Lux, #1)Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Fantastic! I was unsure how I was going to like Daemon because I liked Dawson so much in Shadows and well he wasn't the most pleasant person in it. And yes he's still acting like an asshat but I didn't mind it. It helped in the tension development between him and Katy. Which is always plus for me.

As I read this I was literally laughing out loud, some of the digs where just great. So can't wait to read the next book.

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Host (The Host, #1) by Stephenie Meyer

The Host (The Host, #1)The Host by Stephenie Meyer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was sooo wary going into this book. I didn't enjoy Meyers' Twilight series, other then the first book. So I was pleasantly surprised as I read this.

I will not lie something with the ending bugged me slightly, like it was just tossed on at the last minute. I do hope she writes the next book soon though.

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

How Beauty Met the Beast by Jax Garren

How Beauty Met the BeastHow Beauty Met the Beast by Jax Garren
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

How Beauty Met the Beast, is a retelling of the classic tale.

The beast: Hauk, a former American solder who, after a fire in Afghanistan, is horribly scarred.
Beauty: Joile, a student, and burlesque dancer.

In the beginning of this book there is a very hot sexual encounter, I assumed would set the tone for the rest of this book, I couldn't be more wrong. But really that was fine with me because we were given the chance to watch Hauk and Jolie's friendship develop and a trust build. Both seem to very interested in each other, but neither make a move to the next step. Hauk, thinking his scars and burns so hideous that someone as beautiful as Jolie would never want anything more then friendship. And Jolie, wanting to see him more often, fears that Hauk will only think it's out of pity. She also doesn't want to be used, fearful that because of his appearance he'll take any opportunity with anyone, just to be touched and to feel.

I really enjoyed reading this book, we have fight scenes, kidnapping, friendship that could be more. "There's something there that wasn't there before" :)

I do have one complaint, I wish it had to be a little longer.
I look forward to reading next book, to watch Hauk and Jolie's relationship grow.

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Cowboy Heat (Hell Yeah!, #1) by Sable Hunter

Cowboy Heat (Hell Yeah!, #1)Cowboy Heat by Sable Hunter
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Aron is the eldest of the McCoy boys, it's been four since he's been with a woman. He's been burned in the past by his ex-wife and he isn't looking for anything serious, in fact he isn't looking at all. Then he see's Libby standing in his kitchen, and he wants her, he wants her really bad.

Libby has leukemia, she's been battling it for years, but good news she is now in remission and wants to go out and live her life for however long she has. She's read many erotic romance novels, and she wants to experience all that she has read, and it's Aron that she wants to do them with.

I'm not going to lie at times, lots of times, I found Cowboy Heat to be very cheesy. Painfully cheesy even. I'm not trying to be mean, or bash this book. But somethings had be shaking my head and thinking oh dear. At the very end of this book, there was a random character written in. At first I was thinking what is the point of this person, but now that I am finished I know the authors purpose in introducing us. She was just leading us up to the next book in this series, because this book ending doesn't feel well like an ending. The story continues in Hot on Her Trail.

So considering all that, I'm unsure as to how to rate it. Because I'm interested enough in the characters to know what happens next but I can't get past painful cheese factor. Very torn. Flip flopping between 3 and 2.5 stars. I know wow low, I think if the author hadn't used some of the lines/words she did I would have given it much higher.

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Forever and Always by Jennifer McNare

Forever and AlwaysForever and Always by Jennifer McNare
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I was given this book by the author for review.

Rating: 3.5

My feelings about this book are mixed. On one hand I enjoyed the story. But then on the other I was annoyed with it.

Nicholas, for lack of a better word, is a jerk. Who is stuck in the past, I understand he hasn't had the best experiences with females, his mother leaving them, his former fiancee cheating and having most women just throw themselves at him in the hopes of becoming the next Duchess of Sethe. But past experiences aside it doesn't excuse his actions. He is quick to temper without asking or thinking.

Ashleigh St. John, is a reckless spitfire who is very forgiving, but I feel too forgiving. As I was glaring at Nicholas I couldn't help but think, oh Ashleigh don't be a fool, stop forgiving him.

Out of all the characters, the ones I enjoyed the most who be ones were in it the least, Brendan and Alex. I would have liked to read more of them, but perhaps they will be seen in another book at a later date.

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Friday, November 2, 2012

Red by Kate Kinsey

RedRed by Kate Kinsey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Red, is a mystery thriller that takes centers around the lifestyle know as kink, BDSM. To the community they are church going, charity giving law abiding citizens. That is the face the outside world sees, and in fact they are all these things. They are teachers, dentist, etc. But it isn't something they talk about, not out in the open in their everything day lives. Someone doesn't like what they do, someone thinks they are all a bunch of perverts a taint on the community. Someone is out to make them stop.

Kate Kinsey has written this book very well. Parts of this book are very dark and very disturbing, some of things read about at the crime scenes had me squirming in my chair as I read them. Not for the faint of heart. In my head I saw play out so vivid like I was watching it on the big screen. I was rather surprised by the time I had finished.

Fantastic book, highly recommend, I just don't be eating tomato soup while doing so like I was, you might not want to finish it.

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

One Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress, #2) by Jeaniene Frost

One Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress, #2)One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book two of Jeaniene Frosts Night Huntress series, does not disappoint. You want action, HOT bedroom scenes, a sexy British vampire, then this book is for you.

I still picture Spike as Bones, even if he isn't a peroxide blonde. But I tend to place James Marsters as leading man in a lot of my books ;)

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