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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Raven Riders series is one of the only motorcycle rider series I really enjoy. There is the violence and sex and living on the edge of the law which is common in this world. The brutality is not so detailed on page, plus these guys are more protectors to those in trouble rather than perpetrating the abuse or crimes themselves. Slider has two young sons and has lost his wife to breast cancer. His last few years have not been good; he’s just hanging in there for his boys. He needs some help due to his work hours. Cora was saved from a horrible situation in an earlier book, so she is staying with the Raven Riders while she gets her life back […]
Anne’s Thoughts I got interested in this Carolina Beach series after Jennifer reviewed the first book, Inseverable. This is near where I live now and I’ve always wanted to read this author. The main characters of the first two books are sister and brother in a well-to-do family. The whole setup of the family is unreal with the money, the charity work and some of their conversations. The circle of their friends are also mostly monied. These are new adults but some of them feel less mature. Some of them, I just want to smack upside the head and tell them to communicate and just say what they mean. The secondary characters will hopefully be more realistic with bigger roles in future […]