Sunday, November 26, 2017

Review: The Chosen

The Chosen The Chosen by J.R. Ward
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have been a mega fan of the BDB for many years. The past few books have not been auto/preorder buys for me, but I have still enjoyed them later on when the price has gone down. This book was no exception.

Layla, a Chosen, and Xcor, the leader of the Band of Bastards that conspired to assassinate King Wrath, have been in love for a a while and their story is a long time coming. She is a new mother to twins she had with Qhuinn, a Brother, which brings in even more drama when he finds out about her relationship to Xcor. Xcor is a man reformed through his love with Layla, and their romance is very sweet. He can be very honorable and chivalrous with his old world charm. Layla, however, is becoming a modern woman and is a trained Ehros of the Chosen...she wants her man and she is tired of waiting for the D. I don't blame her!

Layered into this story is Throe, who defected from Xcor's Bastards when Xcor decided not to pursue the throne anymore. Also the Shadows are featured as a doppleganger of Selena shows up for a server job at their restaurant. Qhuinn and Blay have issues when Q loses his damn mind...that was a real wtf right there. And Lassiter has a new gig...

If you are a fan of the BDB this will be another hit. If you aren't familiar with the BDB don't start here! Start at the beginning, silly. Or at least start with Vishous's book.

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Review: Beautiful Redemption

Beautiful Redemption Beautiful Redemption by Jamie McGuire
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If you aren't familiar with the Maddox siblings, what you don't know is that they are a bunch of heartland hotties whose names all begin with T and they are as different as they are similar (even the twins.)

Thomas Maddox is a high ranking FBI agent, unbeknownst to his family. Because of some trouble that his little brother Travis got into (different book) Thomas has been trying to do his best to get him out of trouble. Liis Lindy is a linguistics expert in the FBI and new to the San Diego office run by Thomas. Somehow these two spies managed to have a one night stand before Liis's first day without knowing who the other was.

Liis was a badass, which I appreciated. I'm not sure how much FBI agents are sleeping together, with subordinates or colleagues, but it was a fun read. Thomas was sexy and a tad cranky, which floats my boat. The supporting characters were hilarious, but there was also a nice amount of intrigue and danger.



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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

ARC Review: Beyond Forever

Yes, we all know that the Beyond series is one of my faves.I love the full length novels as well as the novellas and this trip down memory lane is no exception. Beyond Forever takes us back to the beginning of Dallas and Lex, and if we thought they had a bumpy ride in their HEA Beyond Control, we were not ready for the chemistry, heat, and drama in Beyond Forever. This novella is a love letter to the fans of the series, and I'm blowing kisses at Kit Rocha to let Bree and Donna know I love them right back!


Lex knew who Dallas was when she robbed him. Dallas knew what he was getting into when he felt the attraction to the beautiful and confident thief, and decided to use her talents for his own ends. Pretty soon he couldn't function without her, despite the fact that they weren't together. The O'Kanes were a gang before Lex came to Sector 4, but she made them a family. Dallas fell fast and hard for Lex and I was devouring every page.

Complicated is too simple a word to describe the politics, stubbornness, and attraction that comprised the relationship between Lex and Dallas. In Beyond  Forever we learn about the King of Sector 4 and his rise, but we learn just how instrumental Queen Lex was to making the man, the myth, and the legend.  It was so much fun to see some of our favorite characters who have been with Dallas for so long, and watching them grow up into the people we know and love.

Fans will love and treasure this glimpse into the past, and appreciate the future of Sector 4 even more.

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Review: Hate to Want You by Alisha Rai


Hate to Want You (Forbidden Hearts, #1)Hate to Want You by Alisha Rai
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sexy and Intense

This book has been on my radar for a while and I devoured it in 2 days when I bought it. Nicholas and Livvy have a long complicated history, and despite family tragedies and small town drama they couldn't stay away from each other. Every year for the past 10 years they have had a standing appointment for a passionate encounter wherever Livvy has been in her travels. Now she is back home and that fire is burning brighter.

This is the first in a series but this book ends in an hea so the next book must be about someone else. Can't wait for that one! *Update* It's about Livvy's twin Jackson. YESSSS

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Review: Dirty Boxing

Dirty Boxing Dirty Boxing by Harper St. George
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

In Dirty Boxing, the first book in the Blood and Glory series by Harper St. George and Tara Wyatt, we meet a commitment-phobic workaholic and an MMA athlete in a sexy second chance romance.

Go to Heroes and Heartbreakers for the full review!

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