Tag: 4 Stars

Volatile Bonds by Jaye Wells

Volatile Bonds by Jaye Wells

Posted September 14, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 1 Comment

         I wanted to read a book in this series in preparation for NOLA Storycon last year. I was trying to read at least something by each author. I had already read most of the Sabina Kane series, so I don’t know why I decided to read this Prospero’s War series, also. But I really enjoyed it, reading them all instead of just one. It was consistently good and I wondered if there would be more. I was lucky enough to get all the rest of the series on audio, which added to my pleasure. I was so excited when I heard about Volatile Bonds! The world-building is rather fascinating and in urban fantasy where everything builds on the previous story, you […]


Audio: Ride Rough by Laura Kaye

Audio: Ride Rough by Laura Kaye

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

               I love this Rough Riders series where the club is a family who protects their own and others in trouble.  Each book features a different couple. Sexy times are hot! Because they are protecting others, abuse and other illegal acts often happen within the stories. Laura Kaye has a way of making the sexual tension build as well as the action / suspense. Generally while the characters have had tough times or made mistakes, they are strong and smart, both the males and females. I appreciate not having whiny or entitled main characters. Ride Rough is a second chance romance. This couple, Maverick and Alexa were together when they were young.  Now Alexa is in trouble and Maverick […]


Audio: Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton

Audio: Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton

Posted September 1, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

             I have read all the books in the Kinsey Millhone series   starting way back in the 1980s. Mystery is a favorite genre of mine, especially as a palate cleanser because of its action and facts. Of course, emotions get involved as well, but Kinsey is very straight forward. She leads an organized, simple life. Her relationships are few and somewhat limited. The only other audio I have listened to was the short stories, Kinsey & Me. So I decided to try this on audio, too. I really love Kinsey and recommend you read  the books in order. The writing of characters and world is generally excellent, although since this series is set in the 1980s there was a slip-up with […]


Audio:  By Her Touch by Adriana Anders

Audio: By Her Touch by Adriana Anders

Posted August 12, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 1 Comment

                     The Blank Canvas series continues in the fascinating Virginia small town with the doctor who removes tattoos for those who need it. Clay needs to remove his so he gets back to looking respectable, for the court case against the Sultan motorcycle gang where he was under cover. The gang members still not apprehended are trying to find him and kill him. Another team member has already been eliminated so Clay knows he can’t trust anyone. Wendy Tremont King continues the narration for this series. I did listen at 1.25x speed but when it is a southern setting, I tend not to speed it up. It worked fine for me here. King’s presentation of the vividly detailed […]


Thrifty Thursday:  Flash of Fury by Lea Griffith

Thrifty Thursday: Flash of Fury by Lea Griffith

Posted August 10, 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 June 14, 2017  (currently $6.15 at Amazon, $7.49 at Barnes & Noble as of writing this post) Overall rating 4.03 with 120 ratings and 53 reviews   I’ve been lucky to get several new releases as Kindle freebies this summer. They seem to be available for just a day or two but since I get about a zillion freebie emails (and read them all) I get some good ones. Flash of Fury is a really good one. Romantic suspense is a favorite genre but sometimes the romance isn’t very realistic or the characters aren’t developed or there is too much focus […]


The Accidental Sire by Molly Harper

The Accidental Sire by Molly Harper

Posted July 28, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 4 Comments

            I have enjoyed everything I have read by Molly Harper because of the humor. Plus, the books I have read all have Dick Cheney and I love him! The Accidental Sire features Gigi’s old boyfriend, Ben, and one of Olivia’s college friends, Meagan. It starts at the college and moves on to Half Moon Hollow. Happily, it has characters from both places. I really liked Meagan and how she adapted herself. Ben has always been kind of too good to be true and he still has that feel.  They are both college students and just starting their lives and it’s wonderful to see how they grow. I was really happy to see Olivia, Jane, Dick (of course!), Iris, Libby, […]


Release Day Review: Spellbinder by Thea Harrison

Release Day Review: Spellbinder by Thea Harrison

Posted July 18, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 2 Comments

  The  Moonshadow trilogy  is set in Europe and feels more historical than the Elder Races series to which it is loosely connected.  I love the worlds Harrison has created and many of the characters. You can check out my 5 star review for the first book, Moonshadow  to see why it was one of my favorites last year. Spellbinder is a twist on things focusing on Morgan who is one of the bad guys in the previous book! Everything is not what it seems. Robin learns this fact – too late. Morgan has great talent and skill. There is more to him than anyone knows or even than he can tell anyone. He is such a man of integrity and he endures so much. Sidonie is […]


Release Day: Ash and Quill by Rachel Caine with Giveaway

Release Day: Ash and Quill by Rachel Caine with Giveaway

Posted July 11, 2017 by Anne in Book Review, Giveaway | 5 Comments

             Ash and Quill is the third book in the Great Library series.  I started this journey thanks to Ace Roc stars. I choose to continue.  The world and the characters are familiar and dear. This is not a stand-alone; one needs to read the series in order. The knowledge of the situation builds as it goes along. Tension filled me throughout this read. It’s exciting and interesting and uncertain. The suspense of what will happen is constant. It’s also frustrating, as each book ends after a particular situation,  but it’s still a sort of cliffhanger with not knowing if they will be safe or succeed on any of their goals. As with Paper and Fire, the ending throws our group into […]