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The Bachelor Contract by Rachel Van Dyken

The Bachelor Contract by Rachel Van Dyken

Posted November 29, 2017 by Anne in Blog Tour, Book Review | 0 Comments

               The Bachelors of Arizona series is a guilty pleasure I can’t regret reading. It’s ridiculous but so sort of campy and funny.  The characters are impossible and larger than life.  Even the side characters have personality and are developed well enough to know them. The relationship between the brothers is hilarious, but even more Grandpa and now “Grandma Nadine.” This was fun and sexy. Even though there is always some character angst over some issue, they eventually grow into dealing with their past. There is a lot of grief in the history of this couple; they were married very young. Nikki has managed well considering everything. Brant is a hot mess, using alcohol to block out all feelings. I […]


Thrifty Thursday: Call to Honor by Tawny Weber

Thrifty Thursday: Call to Honor by Tawny Weber

Posted November 23, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 2 Comments

  The purpose of Thrifty Thursday is to read a book which was free (at some point). Kindle freebie on July 2, 2017  (currently $5.99 at Amazon and Barnes & Noble as of writing this post) Overall rating 4.24 with 224 ratings and 101 reviews   I don’t always expect much of these freebies, Call to Honor is a really good one! Often the best for this feature are the first book in a series by a known to me author, which this is. Romantic suspense is a favorite genre for me, also. The characters here were what I enjoy most – strong, realistic issues and lives, and honest with themselves. I loved their growth as people during the situations and as they dealth with […]


Twisted Truths by Rebecca Zanetti

Twisted Truths by Rebecca Zanetti

Posted November 17, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

              The Blood Brothers series is back! I love the strength and intelligence of these guys and their family camaraderie.  They are skilled; and they plan their operations. They don’t just wait for things to happen or for others to make their move. Their stories are packed with action and clenched pit of the stomach suspense because consequences for failure are brutal. I felt I knew Denver pretty well; his issues and secrets were expected. I’m so glad he had his brothers but also Jory at his back, in every way. Noni was nicely developed, complete with her extended family, but while she was certainly brave I felt annoyed with areas where she was naive enough to border on TSTL  The […]


Review tour: Midnight Labyrinth by Elizabeth Hunter

Review tour: Midnight Labyrinth by Elizabeth Hunter

Posted November 16, 2017 by Anne in Blog Tour, Book Review | 4 Comments

The previous offerings in the Elemental Legacy series were novellas. I liked them but I didn’t feel quite as though I knew the characters.  The world was familiar, and even the characters through the related Elemental Mystery and Elemental World series. Tenzin was quite well developed and some of her history has been told. Ben has been more elusive. Finally, in Midnight Labyrinth, we get a full length book with more insight into Ben! I love how we see his growth as he starts to choose his path in the world. His compassion and protection of others is clear.  Tenzin is bizarre and wonderful as always. Oddly, for the first time I could see how the Tenzin and Ben relationship might develop further than the trusted […]


Early review: Perfect Gravity by Vivien Jackson

Early review: Perfect Gravity by Vivien Jackson

Posted November 2, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

         Wanted & Wired was the start of the Tether series, which might be in my paranormal romance category since the Perfect Gravity goes on to another couple, but it is also very science fiction. The world building is rather post-apocalyptic. The political environment with the governments keeps one guessing what will happen and provides a lot of twists in the plot. It seems whatever I think of a character, it twists around to something else. Kellen and Angela get a second chance at love here. It’s emotional but rather uplifting and sexy. They are comfortable together and trusting, in spite of mistakes made when they were younger. This feels a bit romantic suspense with trying to figure out who the good […]


Blog Tour: Totally His by Erin Nicholas

Blog Tour: Totally His by Erin Nicholas

Posted October 31, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 1 Comment

              So far, the Opposites Attract series is my favorite by Erin Nicholas. I’ve enjoyed all her books, but this series hits the spot. I fell in love with the three females sharing a home in Completely Yours and went on to Forever Mine and now, Totally His. She does a fantastic job with her characters and their dialogue. Their banter and authentic communication is refreshing and funny. The plots are fiction but they aren’t so far from reality one can’t believe them. This story has insta-lust. Sophie has a tough background without much family support. Finn has had a wealth of family support throughout his life. Sophie loves the idea of a big, close family but isn’t sure she […]


Audio:  Secrets in Death by J.D. Robb

Audio: Secrets in Death by J.D. Robb

Posted October 27, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

                 Secrets in Death is the 45th installment in the In Death series.   It’s perfect if you are looking for amazing stories with wonderful characters and humor, kickass detective work and sexy times. There’s nothing realistic about it, except the characters are authentic, with layers and dimensions and a variety of emotions and growth in their lives.  They are so dear to me with all their quirks, styles, and mannerisms. I would read the books in order to see the relationships and lives as they develop. I love their connections and support of each other, both between Eve and Roarke, and between Eve and her co-workers. The plot was as fascinating as always. I love the methods and ideas, […]


Early review: Trouble with the Twelfth Grave by Darynda Jones

Early review: Trouble with the Twelfth Grave by Darynda Jones

Posted October 26, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 10 Comments

          I love these books and I’ve come to realize some things. This is an odd, but non-spoiler type review. With this being the twelfth book, you can guess I like them. The world and characters are fairly well-developed. Each book may have a bit more focus on certain characters, in addition to Charley, who is our viewpoint to the world. First, these are amazing on audio. I read this one, and I own some in paperback and some in Kindle format. But I need to start collecting the audios. Lorelei King is perfect for the sassy and humorous flavor of Charley. Second, the last few books, including this one, end on a big thing, which sets up the next book, but […]