Tag: 4 Stars

Dual Audio Review: Discovering You by Brenda Novak

Dual Audio Review: Discovering You by Brenda Novak

Posted July 25, 2016 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

     Anne’s Review I have been reading the Whiskey Creek series all along and I love it. It started with a tight-knit group of friends from the small town in California. Each book is a contemporary romance with one of the friends. I really like these people. The friends have mostly settled and now the brothers of the first couple are falling in love. Rod Amos is quite a guy considering his rough and tough upbringing. Discovering You seems more like romantic suspense than contemporary romance. Rod’s new neighbor is in trouble and he wants to help her. I love how he takes care of people, like India and Van, when he had no parents to care for him, just his brother, Dylan. It […]


The Player by Kresley Cole

The Player by Kresley Cole

Posted July 15, 2016 by Jennifer in Book Review | 8 Comments

Kresley Cole manages to take lust-at-first-sight and turn it into love with her couples in The Game Maker series. Much like the other two Sevastyan brothers, Dmitri knows he has met his soul mate in Victoria when he sees her for the first time. If you can suspend your disbelief that people can fall so hard for each other within a few days you can fully enjoy The Player. If you can’t then this series may not be for you, but I ask if you can’t suspend your disbelief why are you reading fiction anyway?! Sure with romances like this the guy can come off as a creeper when he is obsessed so fast with the woman and Dmitri straddled that line but then there were also moments where […]


Butter My Muffin!  Cream of the Crop by Alice Clayton

Butter My Muffin! Cream of the Crop by Alice Clayton

Posted July 12, 2016 by Jennifer in Book Review | 1 Comment

    If it wasn’t for life getting it the way I would have finished Cream of the Crop in one sitting. I love getting my hands on an Alice Clayton book because I know I’m going to laugh my ass off reading it. Cream of the Crop delivered on the laughs and the holy shit hotness. We met Natalie and Oscar in the first book of the Hudson Valley series, Nuts. Natalie is best friends of the heroine of Nuts and Oscar is a neighboring farmer to Leo the hero of Nuts. Natalie is a New Yorker living in Manhattan working as an ad executive at an advertising firm. She big city, secretly dreaming of living in the country one day. Oscar is the sexy dairy farmer […]


Rival Forces by D. D. Ayres

Rival Forces by D. D. Ayres

Posted July 11, 2016 by Jonetta in Book Review | 6 Comments

    We’ve seen Yardley Summers in every story to date, known as the owner of the most outstanding K-9 training facility in the country, Harmonie Kennels. When the man she’s been dating for over a year suddenly disappears, Yardley’s brother, Law Batisse, asks Kye McGarren to go check things out. Law and Kye served together in Afghanistan and Kye and Yardley have quite a history.   One of the things I wanted from this series is to learn more about the K-9 service and it has delivered magnificently! So, I’ll talk about the two K-9 stars first.   Kye’s K-9 service dog is Lily, a toller (a breed I’d never heard of before this story). She’s used purely for detection and rescue; she wouldn’t hurt […]


Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine

Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine

Posted June 30, 2016 by Anne in Book Review, Giveaway | 12 Comments

    Complex and well-written, The Great Library series could be reread and more details discovered each time. There are bits of humor and romance but this is fantasy, set in history with magic. Books are revered, as they should be. There is a war happening, both political and actual, with a David versus Goliath feel. I really loved getting to know these characters in Ink and Bone, and this continues. They are so important to me; I am so worried about them. The suspense is high with the threat of death constant. Young, smart and capable, Jess and his friends use their talents to the fullest. Their situation is treacherous. Allies are developed which works out …. sometimes. The allies may help, or die, […]


Audio series review: Prospero’s War by Jaye Wells

Audio series review: Prospero’s War by Jaye Wells

Posted June 25, 2016 by Anne in Book Review | 6 Comments

         I got all of these books at the library as digital audiobooks except the novella which was a Kindle ebook.  I have read most of the Sabina Kane series but picked up this new to me series since she is an author who will be at NOLA Storycon. I consistently enjoy her works – the characters, the action, the plots, BUT I always fall for the WRONG guy.  It makes it hard to stay with the series.  This doesn’t happen so much with other authors but so far it has happened with both of her series.  Well, this Prospero’s War series isn’t complete, although the author is uncertain as to when more books will be available. And maybe there is hope for […]


New series!  Death and Relaxation by Devon Monk

New series! Death and Relaxation by Devon Monk

Posted June 23, 2016 by Anne in Book Review | 2 Comments

I need two more box graphics here – New Series and Favorite Author. Since I’m graphics retarded and they aren’t in our graphics set, that’s probably not happening. So I will just say it –  I’m excited to have a new series by one of my favorite authors. The world building is well done. It has enough to be interesting rather than being boring or confusing.  There are gods which brings my fuzzy knowledge of mythology back to work. There are creatures too – vampires and werewolves, maybe a few more. The creatures aren’t exactly typical in construction. The main character is Delany Reed, the chief of police, and she is the most developed. Delaney is strong and smart but she doesn’t take very good […]


Audio Review:  Dark Descendant by Jenna Black

Audio Review: Dark Descendant by Jenna Black

Posted June 17, 2016 by Anne in Book Review | 1 Comment

        As I continue to read, or in this case listen, to books by authors who will be at NOLA Storycon later this year, I selected Dark Descendant.  Melanie from Rabid Reads and Hot Listens  has a review of one of the newer installments and I can count on her to give me a good sense of a book, so I know what I will like or to avoid it.  The library had it available on digital audio and there you go.  It took less than 24 hours to devour. I seem to be in an audio craving, reading sort of slump.  Audio has been an awesome way for me to continue with a series where reading didn’t work.  It’s also been the way to […]