Category: Book Review

Flesh & Skin by Kylie Scott

Flesh & Skin by Kylie Scott

Posted December 1, 2017 by Jennifer in Book Review | 4 Comments

        Hot sex with a side of zombie apocalypse, yes please! Daniel and Ali meet by chance when she decided to come out of her hiding spot. There’s a fight and then one thing leads to another and they are working together to survive. Then there’s the hot sex. So what’s better than finding a new love interest, finding two. After spending a couple of days watching Daniel and Ali, Finn steps up to help them out of a bad situation. They three run from a group of bikers who want to take Ali for theirs. The three get close and the sexual attraction between Finn and Ali is front and center with Daniel watching (literally). Once they find safety from the bikers […]


Blog Tour: Flame in the Dark by Faith Hunter

Blog Tour: Flame in the Dark by Faith Hunter

Posted November 30, 2017 by Anne in Blog Tour, Book Review | 10 Comments

  Wow!  Flame in the Dark was interesting on so many levels. There was some world-building in the types of supernaturals and also the traits of ones we already know.  The PsyLED team has a big, intensive new case. The team members of Unit 18 have various professional and personal developments. Best of all, Nell grows. Nell is so strong and smart. She is NOT lazy. Nell chooses to do the right thing, in spite of the physical or emotional dangers. She has integrity and thinks of others. Nell has growth in so many aspects of her life and is learning about herself. It is incredible to be there with her. I couldn’t put this down! The Soulwood series, being urban fantasy, really must be […]


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 […]


Sweet Tea and Sympathy by Molly Harper

Sweet Tea and Sympathy by Molly Harper

Posted November 28, 2017 by Jennifer in Book Review | 3 Comments

I’m a big fan of Molly Harper, both her paranormal and contemporary so reading Sweet Tea and Sympathy was a no brainer for me. I normally listen to her books on audio because I love Amanda Ronconi’s narration work. But I decided to read this new series so I could feel the difference. They only downfall to having the same narrator for all your books is having the main characters sound the same so I didn’t want to have Harper’s previous heroines in my head when I read experienced Margot Cary’s story. That choice paid off, Margot was a fresh voice from Harper. Have no fear, the snark and small town feel Harper is known for is present in Sweet Tea and Sympathy. Margot is a character […]


The Summer That Made Us by Robyn Carr

The Summer That Made Us by Robyn Carr

Posted November 27, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

    Charlene (Charley) Hempstead is suddenly facing big changes in her life after her successful, long-running national talk show is canceled. Her younger sister, Megan (Meg) is fighting a tough battle with breast cancer and wants to return to their family’s lake house at Lake Waseba, Minnesota for the summer. She’s also inviting her cousins and their mothers, who haven’t spoken to each other in years. They all used to spend every summer at the lake until a tragic event fractured the family 27 years ago. Will they show up and if they do, can this highly dysfunctional family overcome their differences to restore the closeness they once shared?   This was a fascinating story with every level of conflict represented. Charley is at […]


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 […]


Audio Review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Audio Review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Posted November 20, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

    Madeline (Maddy) Whittier has literally lived in a bubble for most of her 17 years, afflicted with a rare disease affecting her immune system. She’s never left her house, living a lonely existence with her mother and nurse, Carla. That is until new neighbors move in next door and high school senior Oliver (Olly) Bright sees her watching them from her window. He shares his IM address and they begin an odd but enchanting online relationship that was destined to develop into so much more.   I really enjoyed this story, especially listening to the talented Bahni Turpin’s performance. The writing was cleverly crafted, the characters well designed and the story’s proposition challenging. Is mere existence living and is it worth the risk […]


The Sweetest Thing by Jill Shalvis

The Sweetest Thing by Jill Shalvis

Posted November 18, 2017 by Jennifer in Book Review | 0 Comments

I wasn’t sure if I was going to like Tara as the heroine in The Sweetest Thing. She was over the top stereotype for a Southern (I’m really picky when it comes to southern characters since I’m a southern myself) in Simply Irresistible but the “Steel Magnolia” shtick was toned down. (I don’t think Steel Magnolia when the person is from Texas. Georgia maybe.) The Sweetest Thing is a great second chance romance between Tara and Ford who were teenage sweethearts the summer she visited her mom in Lucky Harbor. I thought there was going to be a secret baby theme, but that was not the case. Ford and Tara’s story was fun, sexy and sweet. The issue I had with Simply Irresistible with the long pauses in […]