Category: Book Review

Audio: Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb

Audio: Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb

Posted May 6, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 2 Comments

              I listened to this recommendation from an Ace Roc Star friend.  It’s one of her favorites. It’s also fantasy, which isn’t always the easiest for me to assimilate, so I got the audio from the library. The tale goes from childhood to manhood of Fitz, the bastard son of the prince, who many wish to control or kill. He has special skills and works to learn more in support of the King, his grandfather. The characters, the story are widely varying and memorable. It may be long but it kept me intensely engaged. I wanted to know more, know everything and I felt deeply. Fitz, even in his situation, and at a very young age,  has a moral integrity and […]


Bombshell by CD Reiss

Bombshell by CD Reiss

Posted May 5, 2017 by Jennifer in Blog Tour, Book Review | 0 Comments

Grab the Kindle book for $3.99 and add the audio for only $1.99! I’m a big fan of C.D. Reiss. She writes great erotica romances. Bombshell is not erotica and that’s ok. I was detailed to see that I enjoyed it just as much as Reiss’s steamier titles. Not to say Bombshell doesn’t get steamy, it’s just a different kind of sexy. Bombshell is a romance between nanny and sexy Hollywood actor from Arkansas. Freaking Arkansas! (My home state) But this isn’t the that kind of story. Brad gets a big bombshell in the form of a 5-year-old daughter he didn’t know anything about, Nicole. Brad is the typical party guy in Hollywood so when he becomes a dad overnight he needs help. That’s where Cara, the […]


Free Space by Sean Danker

Free Space by Sean Danker

Posted May 4, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 2 Comments

      I loved The Admiral, the first book in the Evgardian series.  It was a good introduction to the world with four people stranded who didn’t know each other. It was smart. The plot was clear – survival – but very fascinating as the world developed and also learning about the characters. The Admiral, capable and with a subtle humor, was a mystery and fun. For the most part, politics is viewed in the background as they are isolated. Free Space is the same but very different.  We again have four main characters, two of them we know, sort of. I enjoy strong characters who figure things out and try to improve things overall.  And overall doing what is right with compassion is appealing. […]


Audio Review: Finding Our Forever by Brenda Novak

Audio Review: Finding Our Forever by Brenda Novak

Posted May 3, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

    Art teacher Cora Kelly accepts a position at the New Horizons Boys Ranch for the sole purpose of getting to know the director, Aiyana Turner, who happens to be her biological mother. Cora hasn’t told her adopted family nor Aiyana of her discovery. She has her reasons but things start to get complicated when she and Elijah Turner, Aiyana’s adopted grown son, become “involved.”   It’s an interesting story as Cora tries to figure out who Aiyana is and why she gave her up when she later adopted so many others. Cora’s relationship with Elijah develops pretty naturally even though it creates some serious ethical issues for her. It was easy to judge her for keeping her secret so long but just as […]


Borrowed Souls by Chelsea Mueller

Borrowed Souls by Chelsea Mueller

Posted May 2, 2017 by Jennifer in Book Review | 7 Comments

Mueller is an Exciting new voice in Urban Fantasy! Callie & Derek is a hit in Borrowed Souls! Fans of Stacia Kane’s Downside Ghost series wanting a heroine and hero with a little less drama but still a little damaged will gravitate to this pairing. Borrowed Souls was just the kick I needed to get my urban fantasy juices following again. I’ve been on a break from the genre but Callie is the kind of leading lady who sucks me into her life and story. She has an inner strength even if she doesn’t always believes she does. She finds herself dealing with people on the wrong side of the law in order to help her older brother, Josh out. Callie is the one that […]


Joy Ride by Lauren Blakely

Joy Ride by Lauren Blakely

Posted May 1, 2017 by Jennifer in Blog Tour, Book Review | 0 Comments

I love jumping into a Lauren Blakely novel! I know any time I pick up a romance by Lauren Blakely that I’m going to laugh, swoon and possibly cry (mostly from the laughter but there’s some touching moments too). Joy Ride delivers like all the other novels by Blakely I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing so far. I must confuse I usually listen since  Sebastian York is her usual narrator but I couldn’t wait to dive into Henley and Max’s story. But you know what, I totally heard York’s voice in my head as I read Joy Ride and I will at some point purchase the audio format and listen to it. Her books are excellent and I know that will I find myself in a […]


The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E. Reichert

The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E. Reichert

Posted April 28, 2017 by Jennifer in Book Review | 0 Comments

read it, track reviews are a way  to track books for my reading challenges and they will be super short.   The Coincidence of Coconut Cake is my first novel by Reichert and my first time listening to C.S.E Cooney. Both firsts was met with enjoyment. Coconut Cake is a story about a chef down on her luck both in her love life and with her business. While the novel is not marketed as a romance it has one in it between the chef, Lou and Al. Think of the movie You’ve Got Mail where the couple meets, becomes friends then lovers but before they can get their HEA they have to deal with who they really are to each other. Reichert services up sweet romance and […]


Blog tour: Cold Reign by Faith Hunter

Blog tour: Cold Reign by Faith Hunter

Posted April 26, 2017 by Anne in Blog Tour, Book Review | 5 Comments

          I’ll start by admitting I LOVE, LOVE the Jane Yellowrock series and the author, Faith Hunter.  I didn’t read until there were maybe 8 books. I think it actually helps when you can read them all in a short time together to keep the information and details fresh. I was careful to read everything, including the novellas, in order. It’s important to me in general, but especially with urban fantasy. Let’s get right to it. Ricky Bo is here, more than I expected. And I didn’t hate him. I didn’t like him either. I also didn’t crush on Leo. At all. I was furious with Leo. He always has his secrets from Jane and it sucks. He also tries to manipulate […]