I read the first two books in The Mist-Torn Witches series to prepare for this review and I’m really enjoying the series. I generally don’t like historical romance but the fantasy books which are set in historical times I also think I wouldn’t like, but then I do. I guess I can’t generalize; I have to read the book and see. This series has witches and this is my favorite sort of supernatural. There have also been shifters. The story focuses on two sisters, and they each have hints of romance. It will be interesting to see if anything ever comes of the romance aspects. The other two main characters are Prince Anton, their patron, and his chief security guy, Jaromir. In the […]
My friend, Sarah, from Queensland, recommended this series to me. She was right – I love it. I see so much potential in this character, Rylee. She’s smart and caring despite a difficult past. She has talents which are unique and she doesn’t give up. And the fact she hunts for missing children – what could be more compelling? There is a mystery and suspenseful search aspect. Rylee has an antagonistic relationship with the FBI who can’t be sad she finds the children, only that she is better at their job than they are. But they’re only human, and she has some extra skills. There are werewolves and vampires and witches and so forth, in their own unique versions here. Rylee has a […]
I pretty much never read M/M romance. The relationship of Elijah and Wade, which was a side story in the first two books, just captured my attention. In fact, in the second book of the series, Only, I enjoyed their story more than the main couple. Now they get their own novella, Taken. It focuses on their thoughts and feelings and has their emotional dialog. These emotions without much plot is very different from most books and I guess I like it for a novella. It was almost too long. It borders on PWP (porn without plot). If I didn’t already know and care about this couple, I wouldn’t get much from this story. It is definitely not a stand alone.
Free on Amazon, Nook, and Kobo at the time of this review. I liked After the Fire but some things didn’t work for me. The setting of a fire department was very well done. The author did extensive research and it shows in the details. The back drop of the story is the work with the fires and rescues that happen. The actual scenes at the fire have some details but there is no resolution as to how or why the fires happened. There is also a joint charity project between the fire and police departments. After the Fire is loosely based around a family of five adult children, the Malvaso family. Their father died as a firefighter when the oldest boy Mitch was sixteen. Three […]
I have always enjoyed books by Kay Hooper. My absolute favorite stories are those where the powers are of the mind. Things like psychics, clairvoyants, mediums, telepaths, and on to magic, perhaps witches. Nearly all of her books are what I would call paranormal romantic suspense, featuring a couple who meets and faces down some kind of evil. There is also the FBI / spy / military sort of aspect to these thriller / mysteries. Bishop leads a FBI unit which tracks serial killers using psychic methods as investigative tools. This series is a spin-off of that series with 15 books. I, of course, OCD that I am, have read all those books. I am not sure it is necessary, except to know Bishop and […]
I couldn’t wait to read Dark Heir and it arrived when I was really busy so I had to actually put it down and it took over a week to read, instead of a day! Oh the torture. I’m so comfortable with these characters and the world now. They feel like the dearest of friends, and enemies. I especially enjoy the relationship which has developed with Jane and her partners, the Younger brothers. Especially since I don’t like how things are with Molly and I haven’t for awhile. This is a series which should be read in order; this would not be as much fun as a standalone book. Now I have to say the humor, in this book, felt better than many of the previous […]
Anne’s Review Move over Griff! I’ve been secretly lusting after A.J. since Then Came You and now it’s official. AJ holds a top spot in my heart. Griffin’s lady, Kate is still my favorite gal in the series, though. Jill Shalvis’ characters always feel like real people to me and I love them. They are not perfect; they are real. Well, they are real to me. Jill Shalvis never disappoints. OMG AJ! You are a god among men. AJ thinks she doesn’t love him and he still puts her first!!!!!! I am melted. He is such an admirable man, working with those who are hurt even when they can’t pay him. He’s trying to find someone to provide grants for people once their insurance runs out […]
The Original Heartbreakers is a brand new contemporary romance series by Gena Showalter. I have always wanted to read her books and in fact, have several of them. But The Closer You Come was the first time I actually read one. There is a prequel novella, The One You Want (The Original Heartbreaks #0.5) which was free on March 1 if you preordered it. So I did. I gave it 3 stars. It sets up the story but it pressed too many of my billionaire man-whore meets poor, hardworking girl buttons. As a novella, some things seemed to happen too quickly to be believable. The Original Heartbreakers series is set in the small town of Strawberry Valley, Oklahoma, where everyone knows everyone. This is a pain and a […]