Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Review: Craving Absolution

Craving Absolution
Craving Absolution by Nicole Jacquelyn

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was so excited for this book to come out and I wasn't disappointed. Farrah and Cody have had a crazy unspoken relationship for years, and now that Farrah has finally gotten past her self destructive ways, Cody aka Casper is ready to claim her.

Farrah had so many issues to overcome, from an abusive childhood to an uncertain future. Cody feels like he has let every woman in his life down, but he wants to make things right for he and Farrah, even if she (and sometimes he) isn't ready.

Their relationship was full of complicated layers of love, trust, sex, and acceptance. An excellent read and here's hoping there will be more books with the next generation to come!

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Review: FAT GIRL

FAT GIRL by Leigh Carron

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Deeana Chase is a woman with a lot of baggage. As a young child, she dealt with an abusive and depressed mother. As a teen she was taken in to the Torres family as a foster child and despite their love and understanding, she never felt secure about her place in the family. When she was eighteen, she ran away from home leaving behind a concerned foster family and a secret boyfriend. Fifteen years later she is still dealing with yoyo dieting and a healthy mindset, but she has been getting help and getting stronger...until Micah walks back into her life asking for her expertise as a family lawyer to help her foster brother retain custody of a child he and his wife want to adopt.

This book was so well written, and from the perspectives of both Dee and Micah, the reader is taken on a journey through the past and present to unravel the stories both star crossed lovers have to tell. This was part one and I can't wait to read part two. Great read.

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Review: Claimed By the Alpha & the Vampire

Claimed By the Alpha & the Vampire
Claimed By the Alpha & the Vampire by Cecilia Hunter

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

There is a very interesting story here, it is just missing a little more info to flesh it out. Ivy is a hard working young woman who has fallen for her new enigmatic boss. While working at the nightclub keeps her plenty busy, she still finds time to let off some steam at the local casino. Apparently she has caught the attention of the new owner there as well, as he remembered her from back when he used to just run one of the tables.

The intrigue is there and there are some hot moments, but it moved a little fast for me and I seemed to be missing some information. I'm definitely curious enough to check out the next in the series.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Review: Shield of Winter

Shield of Winter
Shield of Winter by Nalini Singh

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Yet another 5* read in the Psy/Changeling series. Vasic, an Arrow assassin on the edge, is assigned to protect Ivy Jane, an Psy with the rare E (empath) designation. Ivy's Silence protocol has been broken for years, and there are pieces of herself that are still not put together just right. Vasic has so many sins to atone for as an Arrow under villainous leadership, but slowly learns to forgive himself through helping Ivy. Together, with some of our favorite friends in the Psy/Changeling world, they fight the deadly infection spreading through the NetMind.

Vasic is as hot as you would imagine. He doesn't replace my favorite Arrow Judd, but that's because he hasn't read as many "manuals" yet. Ha! I love Ivy. She is smart, spunky, and duh, empathetic. Nalini Singh has created new favorites in a series that shows no sign of slowing down.

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