Monday, July 21, 2014

Damaged and the Dragon by Bijou Hunter

Damaged and the Dragon (Damaged, #5)Damaged and the Dragon by Bijou Hunter

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


This is the story of Bailey and Nick. Bailey sees all her friends and family happy and in love and she's envious of that. Let's face it, isn't that what we all want? Of course we do. And Bailey Fucking Johansson is no exception. We really see what Bailey is made of. I was actually surprised to know that Bailey is vulnerable. What you see on the outside is partly a facade. Nick on the other hand, he's been in love with Bailey since he first laid eyes on her. He's had a very rough childhood & he doesn't want his dirty past to taint the goodness that is Bailey. While I was reading this story I thought, "It's the Dragon who is damaged." Bailey loves Nick so much that she waits it out for him to come through, even though she has no patience. It reminded me a lot of Cooper and Farah. Just reversed. So, yea, Bailey and Nick get their HEA, but not without working for it. The Epilogue was wonderful. Nick's POV of it made it real. I love the princess & the dragon together. It was fabulous!!



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Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris

Dead Ever After (Sookie Stackhouse, #13)Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I know I'm in the minority here, but I loved the way Harris ended HER Southeren Vampire Mystery series aka Sookie Stackhouse novels.
Now that I've had a few days to think about this book and the series as a whole, I'm ready to voice my opinion.
While I thought the previous few books lacked, lets say, that essential spark, I found DEA to have it. To me, it was classic Sookie. Someone trying to kill her, her finding out where her heart truly lies, and Sookie just being the Sookie I fell in love with about ten years ago, when I picked up DEAD UNTIL DARK. I've always known that Sookie would not have a HEA with Eric because quite frankly, let's face it, he manipulated Sookie!! Come on!! Granted, he loved her in his own twisted way, that's not right for anyone & it just wasn't enough for Sookie. So, Eric is pissed off because she did not use her Faery Love Token on him to get him out of his arranged marriage to the Oklahoma Queen? Eff that!! If it has to take magic to keep someone, then it ain't love. I do not give a damn how hot of a Viking God Eric is, the fact of the matter is, he tricked & manipulated her throughout the entire series. PERIOD. I am glad that he made it possible for her to live a normal life after their breakup. Proves he did love her. (In his twisted way.) I can say that I've always had a feeling Sookie & Sam would end up together. Why, you ask? Well, he's been her protector since DUD. In DEAD AS A DOORNAIL, I believe, they kissed in Sam's office & were rudely interrupted by Bill. I mean if you've actually read the whole series & even the short stories, then it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out the signs were there. I'm really sad yet happy Sookie's journey has come to an end. I'm glad to have seen some of my favorite characters make their final appearance such as Amelia, Bob, Barry, the Bellboy, Diantha, & her uncle, Mr. C. They all love & care for Sookie so much to help her out of trouble. I did miss Niall but you know, with Faery sealed off, a letter will have to suffice. I'm all for Sookie and Sam. She's finally found somebody she can spend the remainder of her human life with. And what do you know? He's been there from the start. I truly believe the series ended well. It's still one of my favorite series and I can't wait to hand over my Sookie collection to my daughter, when she's of age. Thank you, Mrs. Harris, for hours, days, & years of entertainment.



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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Awakened by the Minotaur by Erin Moore

Awakened by the MinotaurAwakened by the Minotaur by Erin Moore

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


*A complimentary ecopy of this book was given to me by the author in exchange for my honest review.*

I thought this book was a little naughty gem. I loved the setting, I loved the mythology, & I loved the story of Lara & Teo. It most certainly got hot and heavy. While it was a short read, it definitely didn't disappoint. I was quite surprised at actually feeling while reading this story. I teared up at a certain spot but found myself smiling at the end. It was a neat little story and would recommend it to anyone who likes erotic greek mythology.



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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Fallen Crest High by Tijan

Fallen Crest High (Fallen Crest High, #1)Fallen Crest High by Tijan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


OMG, SOOOO GOOD!! If I could I'd give this book a billion stars!! Yea, it was that awesome!!

Ok, here's my real review.

My my!! This book had me from the get go. Yea, it's YA but very mature. What made me love this book was how much I felt while reading this story. I was sad, happy, angry, excited, numb, name it & I felt it. Sam was pretty awesome and held herself together for the most part. Analise, her mother, was crazy biotch. Never telling Sam about her real father, thinking she could somehow control Sam, and just spring on a divorce and moving on to the next. All within a blink of an eye. Ughh, she really got under my skin. As for mommy dearest's new one, James Kade, obviously he's rich and owns half the state, I could have cared less for him to be honest. To me, he's just Logan & Mason's dad, who just happens to be with Sam's mother. Now Logan & Mason...OMG!! Total hunks, total Alpha Males, & total yum!! Logan is hilarious. Mason just had me swooning over him. Everyone else was basically there as filler. I know they were necessary to the story but all I cared about was Sam, Logan, & Mason. Thank the gods this was not a love triangle. I don't know if I could have handled that. I do love Sam & Mason together. There were moments when I felt like he wasn't serious about her but there at the end he says those three little words. What kills me, is their little secret they're keeping from Logan. *Sad face* To wrap this up, this was a great read and I can't wait for more!!



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Love and Decay: Volume One by Rachel Higginson

Love and Decay: Volume One (Love and Decay #1-6)Love and Decay: Volume One by Rachel Higginson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I absolutely loved Volume One of Love and Decay. Of course, I love reading about zombies, zombie apocalypses, & if there's some romance thrown in there, then hell yea, I'm down. I've always questioned how it all started and the reason in this story not only made sense but was quite funny, actually. Speaking of funny, Reagan & Haley had a great sense of humor facing the zombie apocalypse together. It made them real & you could easily identify with that. So, they team up with a family of five brothers and their sweet younger sister. No doubt about it, they come across many dangers, & yet, in the end are still together. It was awesome. At times I wondered if certain characters would survive. Many moments kept me on edge. I was literally afraid to keep reading but I did & I'm glad I did. I'm willing & ready to dive into Volume Two of Love and Decay.



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Damaged and the Outlaw by Bijou Hunter

Damaged and the Outlaw (Damaged, #4)Damaged and the Outlaw by Bijou Hunter

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Loved Raven & Vaughn's story. It was cute how Raven thought she could refrain from sex, even with Bailey doing the same. One look and sniff of Vaughn and that went out the window. Now if you've read the previous books you're well aware that Vaughn is an Outlaw, from another MC. He has found somewhat of a home with the Reapers. So with a hit out on his head & limited time, who would want to have something real when it won't even last? Now that's Vaughn's perspective. And it makes sense but when him & Raven decide to become friends with benefits that all changes as they develop feelings for one another. They both fight those feelings but in the end realize they can't fight what's real between them. Even though Vaughn's Outlaw-ism is sorted out, it's Raven who suffers for it. Which broke my heart. However, she's a tough broad and as long as Vaughn, her family, & friends are by her side, she gets through it and of course she gets her HEA. While I loved Raven & Vaughn's story, I loved seeing everyone else from the other books. Especially Tawny & Judd. Tawny showed the club she's got Lady Balls. I'm stoked to see everyone again in the next installment!!



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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Blood of the Immortal by Ashley Jeffers

Blood of the Immortal (Blood #1)Blood of the Immortal by Ashley Jeffers

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


*A complimentary e-copy of this book was given to me by the author in exchange for my honest review.*

I. Loved. This. Book. Definitely not your typical vampire read. Which made it refreshing & unique. The story draws you in from the very beginning. It's fast paced, loaded with action, and romantic. What I really loved was how the paranormal elements were derived from mythology. Now that, peaked my interest. There was never a dull moment in this story. I'm afraid if I were to go into this story & tell you what it's about, I'd give too much away. However, you'll be getting somewhat of a HEA. The author left room for another book. I think it'd be just as awesome. So if you're a paranormal lover of vampires & you're looking for something different & intriguing, pick this book up. You will not be disappointed.



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