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Happy at Last! Ms. Manwhore by Katy Evans

Happy at Last! Ms. Manwhore by Katy Evans

Posted October 7, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

    I decided to read this story because I thought it would be a celebration of Saint’s decision to propose to Rachel and her decision to say “yes.” It was certainly that and more.   One of the elements that was missing for me in the first two books was Rachel’s confidence, or lack thereof, in Saint’s feelings for her. Here, though we don’t get his point of view, we certainly experience his true expressions of the depth of his love for her. From announcing their engagement to family and friends through the honeymoon, we get a delightful, extended version of their “happily ever after.” It’s pure decadence to just wallow in and enjoy. More importantly, Rachel no longer has any doubts.   This […]


It’s Complicated! Training Complex by Leta Blake

It’s Complicated! Training Complex by Leta Blake

Posted October 6, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

    It’s five years since we last saw Matty and Rob and their relationship is strong. However, Matty’s now a skating coach and his inner struggle with self perception and image shows up in the form of an eating disorder (or disordered eating). Rob is now a physical therapist and loves it but isn’t loving life in the city. He’s also stressing through how to best approach and resolve Matty’s issues.   I really like Matty and Rob, love them together. It was wonderful revisiting these characters. However, the storyline surrounding them is just not something I find interesting. It’s an incredible story that not only explores the concepts of disordered eating and eating disorders but how these particular characters are impacted given their […]


A Culinary Delight! Just a Taste by Shannyn Schroeder

A Culinary Delight! Just a Taste by Shannyn Schroeder

Posted October 5, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

    When Carmen Delgado’s father died, she was left adrift as her life had been committed to taking care of him and helping with his business. Her father was also Liam O’Leary’s mentor, encouraging him to pursue a culinary career. While he loves being a chef, he’s not all that happy working for his current restaurant employer. When he goes to pay his respects to Carmen, it’s a foundation to reconnect and form a new relationship, business and personal.   I really liked Carmen and Liam, she with all of her latent business and cooking skills and he with his natural charm and love for all things cooking. It was really very interesting to learn about food truck management as it’s a current phenomenon […]


Double Up by Vanessa North

Double Up by Vanessa North

Posted October 2, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

    There’s something touching about this story and how true each character seems to be to his nature.   While on the surface, Ben and Davis may seem to be incompatible, they end up being just what the other needs at this stage of their lives. I could just feel Ben’s physical pain from his boarding injuries they were so vividly described. And, the decisions he faced were realistic, making the story edgier. Davis’ commitment to his younger half brother was admirable and brave, which was a perfect compliment to Ben’s life view.   I really liked the story, the romance (the steam rocks!), the conflicts presented and how they were integrated into the characterizations and relationships. It’s meaty without being weighed down and […]


Outstanding! Salvation by Robin Covington

Outstanding! Salvation by Robin Covington

Posted September 29, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

    Carlisle Queen lives each day like it’s her last because it just may well be. Still suffering from the after effects of injuries sustained in a bomb blast that killed her boyfriend, she knows that death is an eventual certainty unless the shrapnel remaining in her body is removed. That also means that she won’t be starting any long term relationships but her handsome Spanish class teaching assistant, Mateo Butler, presents a challenge to that resolve.   I loved this story! It’s not your typical new adult tale, only the ages of the couple fitting the category. Both Carlisle and Mateo are somewhat old souls who’ve dealt with some tough issues but are surrounded by loving, nurturing families. Their romance starts with a […]


Exposing the Heiress by Jennifer Apodaca

Exposing the Heiress by Jennifer Apodaca

Posted September 28, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

    Heiress Alyssa Brooks learns her fiancé, Nate, has ulterior motives in marrying her so she breaks the engagement. His reaction frightens her so badly that she runs to her childhood crush, Hunter Reece, for protection. He’s a former Marine sniper, now an operative with Once a Marine Security.   This series has turned out to be one of my most pleasant reading surprises. Each book has featured women and men of substance who are making the best of troubling circumstances and this one is no different.   Hunter struggles with nightmares resulting from all of the kills in his career and turns to his sculpting for relief and release. Alyssa uses her photography as an outlet to express her true self, very different […]


The Bloodforged by Erin Lindsey

The Bloodforged by Erin Lindsey

Posted September 24, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

I liked this book but it was different from the first book for me. The characters and world I loved are still rich and wonderful. But it’s easier to say what I didn’t like here AND it’s very hard to do without being spoilery. I’m going to try to be vague and yet explain.   There were some things which happened off page between books I would have like a bit more in the books. The plans for the war and strategy and battles and missions are still in the forefront, which is fine. Relationships and personalities develop and the world continues to build.   It reminds me of the three Star Wars movies, or boy meets girl, boy loses girl and boy gets girl. […]


It’s a Dog’s World! Primal Force by D. D. Ayres

It’s a Dog’s World! Primal Force by D. D. Ayres

Posted September 23, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 6 Comments

Jori Garrison is a K-9 trainer of service dogs for vets with PTSD who is assigned to work with Lauray (Law) Battise. Law is a tough, rude, surly Cajun/Native American who’s now an Arkansas State Trooper. He’s a loner and she’s finding her way after a rough setback. Strange to have liked a story so much where I disliked the main character as much as I did! Law redeemed himself somewhat by the end but was a turnoff for most of the book. Here’s a “dead ringer” for him (based on his description) and he’s what kept me into the character: I liked Jori Garrison but at times thought she was bordering on being Law’s doormat. But, when I pictured her as Evangeline Lilly and […]