Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Review: Torn from You

Torn from You
Torn from You by Nashoda Rose

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was up and down with this book, but ultimately I ended up liking it more than I expected.
Emily was kidnapped and became part of a sex trafficking ring that included her underground fighter boyfriend Logan aka Sculpt.

It was apparent to me early on that Logan was as much of a victim in this situation as Emily. He was required to fight for Raul, the ringleader, and if he lost, he would have to give up Emily as a toy. I have never been kidnapped or been a sex traffic worker, but I pretty much almost through my Kindle across the room when she almost ruined a huge opportunity for she and Logan. I actually stepped away from the book for a day and came back to make myself finish it.

Having said that, there were some other very compelling characters in the book and I'm really interested in continuing the series. This book had a lot of layers, and while I couldn't stand Emily for most of the book, I found the story fascinating and want to see where some of the other storylines go.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

The Rundown: Game of Thrones, Breaker of Chains vs Clueless

For some reason, the thought of Margaery still being a virgin after burying 2 husbands made me think of the movie Clueless. So, here are some Cluelessish quotes with this week's GoT memes. Enjoy (or not.)

Review: With You

With You
With You by Nashoda Rose

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

"With You" is the prequel novella to a very different full novel in "Torn from You".

Emily asks Sculpt, a friend of a friend and an underground fighter, if he can teach her how to fight. She wants to learn for self defense and initially he laughs her off, but eventually agrees to help her. After a couple of months of practice, the sparks start to fly big time and Sculpt and Emily start dating.

Sculpt has a mysterious past that he doesn't talk about, and Emily has a crappy past that makes her get in her head a lot. However, they "get" each other on a different level, and their love blossoms until one fateful night. Then things change forever.

What a sweet beginning to a darker series. It gives you a chance to see how each of these characters, despite their upbringings, had an almost innocent start to a love affair.

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Review: Conflicted Love

Conflicted Love
Conflicted Love by Lola Stark

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

3.5 stars for histrionics
Teeny is preggers, and hasn't told Trip that he is the father after their alcohol fueled one night stand several weeks ago. They used to be great friends with some sexual tension, but after that fateful night their relationship has turned dramatic and emotional. Teeny is always mad at Trip, and he has no idea what he has done wrong. What he does know is that he is having a baby, and he wants the baby and Teeny in his life, permanently.

This was cute and sexy. I always roll my eyes at the hormonal pregnancy dramatics, but some women can be like that when they are pregnant. And I stay away from them. I just didn't like the way Teeny pushed and pushed and pushed Trip away, then acted surprised (well, had a temper tantrum) when he peaced-out.

I'm actually very excited to read the next book, so I'm tapping my feet impatiently.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Review: Tattered Love

Tattered Love
Tattered Love by Lola Stark

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a hot little surprise! Tattered is about Scarlett, a female tattoo artist who owns her own shop and prides herself on not being a girly-girl and Mace, a former special ops alpha male who walks into Scarlett's tattoo parlor and knows she is the one.

They have instant heat and chemistry, but Scarlett knows that Mace is holding something back. Meanwhile, Mace is falling harder and harder and trying to break through Scarlett's hard shell.

This was a sexy and fun read, and as soon as I finished, I one clicked the next in the series! Great read.

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