December 31, 2017 The Book Nympho will be closing up shop. I have thought about this for over a year (almost closed down in December 2016). While I have loved blogging over the years, it’s time to move on. I miss being just a reader. By ‘just a reader’ I mean someone who reads for enjoyment without the pressure to review and promo books. I will still be around on social media (Twitter & Instagram). I will also still share my thoughts on the books I read on Goodreads but on a smaller scale. I know Jonetta will still be around on Goodreads as well. Anne will still be blogging over at her brand new blog, Books of My Heart. The blog is already up […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I’m not a horse person but have always been fascinated by these magnificent animals and the people obsessed with them. One of the things that worked about this story is how you didn’t need to have background information to appreciate the world, conflicts and issues. Henri Lachappelle was part of an elite French calvary skilled in an art form of dressage dating back over 250 years. He’s a widow living with his 14-year old granddaughter, Sarah, who he’s training to reach his skill level. They own a horse named Boo who is stabled in an urban area of London beneath railway arches. When Henri is suddenly hospitalized, Sarah finds herself alone until her path crosses Natasha Macauley, a solicitor advocate who takes […]
Sean and Lotti where friends in high school and have one night together before she and her family moved away. About ten years later then run into each other while Sean is playing best man and wedding planner to his brother Finn and the rest of the gang in the Heartbreaker series. Cute novella about a wedding gone wrong and second chance romance between high school friends. Holiday Wishes was a quick and fun read. The only issue I had with Holiday Wishes was it too short. I was really enjoying it and then it was over, but I’m sure we will see more of Sean and Lotti in up coming stories.
Bodyguard is full of sexy chemistry, humor, and an edge of danger. Both contemporary and suspense romance readers will enjoy this HEA. Bodyguard is a stand alone novel with a loose connection to Bombshell with a mention of the hero, Brad Sinclair. The way Carter Kincaid, hero of Bodyguard refers to Brad as a player I have a feeling these stories take part around the same time since Brad settles down by the end of his own book. Where Bombshell focused on a movie actor (Brad) and his nanny (Cara), Bodyguard is a romance about choreographer (Emily) and her best friend’s bodyguard, (Carter). Emily and her BFF moved from Chicago to LA to “hit it big”. Both are singers but Emily stepped out of the limelight […]