Wednesday, March 28, 2018

ARC Review: Ivan by Kit Rocha

Love is seriously in the air in Sector One, but so is the crushing reality of duty. Maricela, the baby sibling of the royal Rios family, is all grown up and feeling very adult feelings for Ivan, her personal guard and member of the famed Gideon's Riders. Ivan is honored to be a Rider, but his attraction to Gideon's youngest sister can never be acted upon...or so he keeps telling himself.

Kit Rocha promised a slow burn with Maricela and Ivan, and boy did they deliver. The yearning and angst juxtaposed with the innocent erotica of shared glances and slight touches was page flipping fuel for me. 

Gideon, the living prophet of Sector One's religion, has placed his youngest sister under the protection of arguably the most serious of his Riders. Where family connections are of supreme importance,  Ivan has a history of sinners and a literal saint weighing on his mind. Familial obligations weigh heavy on Maricela. Her older sister reminds her almost daily of the responsibility and duty to the Rios legacy to make a smart marriage choice.

Both Ivan and Maricela knew their feelings for each other couldn't be the right or smart choice and denied them as long as they could but uh...when it goes down, it really goes down. Wowza.

Ivan and Maricela's love story is set in the post apocalyptic world you should be familiar with by now (and if you aren't start with Beyond Shame or even Ashwin and catch up, wtf, have you read my blog before?), but the dawn of a new day in the sectors promises the possibility of previously impossible love matches. BRING THEM ON KIT ROCHA!

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Review: A Princess in Theory

A Princess in Theory A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Everything you want from a romance like this is here. The secrets, the sweetness, the villains, the handsome prince, and the princess that knocks convention on its ass. I loved it!

Naledi is a busy grad student on her way to being a proper epidemiologist. She keeps getting what she thinks are scam emails from someone representing a prince from a small African nation. Turns out its not a scam, and Ledi is actually betrothed to Prince Thabiso. Thabiso decides to meet Ledi when he is next in New York and falls for her fast he pretends he is the new hire at her catering job. It all takes off from there and twists and turns in the best ways.

It looks like there will be even more, so I am excited for the next books in this series...the side characters were great!

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Review: Sebring

Sebring Sebring by Kristen Ashley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sebring completes the Unfinished Hero series from Kristen Ashley. I re-read all the books before coming to this one, and Nick's redemption arc was worth the wait. (I know I'm super late reading this story though. I have no idea where I was when it came out because BRUH. Nick is fucking hot.)

Because KA's series are all set in the same world but I haven't read them all, I have no idea if some of the missing time of Nick's experience as a CI is someplace else but I suspect it is. In any case, I'm ok with how KA moved the story along.

Nick and Olivia were chemistry personified. The way they met was sexy as hell and they kept the sexy times coming from start to finish. Olivia's world was devastating and cruel and the volatility she lived under through her family had me on pins and needles. Add in the fact that Nick came to her to get to her family in the first place, and it makes you wonder how much Olivia can deal with.

A fantastic finish to the series. KA had a particular voice that I fell in love with way back with Knight, and he is still my fave, but I have a lot of love for all of the Unfinished Heroes.

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Friday, March 2, 2018

Review: Until Trevor

Until Trevor Until Trevor by Aurora Rose Reynolds
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Trevor and Liz were cute, and a couple of horndogs after their initial conflict about her innocence was resolved.

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Review: Until November

Until November Until November by Aurora Rose Reynolds
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Cute and spicy read

When I started reading this book I was concerned that the hero was going to be an alphahole, but he turned it around, I'm happy to report. Very sexy in places, and I'm happy to have found this series after the books are out so I can move on to the next book and devour it!

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