Monday, June 26, 2017

Review: Every Time He Leaves (The Raeven Sisters, #1) by Anna Karington

Every Time He Leaves (The Raeven Sisters, #1)Every Time He Leaves by Anna Karington
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

First things first … I never thought that I would hate the words condom and lube.

I am having a serious love/hate relationship with this book. I like the story as a whole but I am so disliking the heroine. Lana is just really, really negative … about herself, the hero, her life … just everything. Every time there is some negative observation on her part, as the reader, I just get more frustrated and pissed off. That’s just it, there is so much negativity and self-hate that it even resonates in the intimate scenes between the main characters. Actually, the intimate scenes weren't that appealing and seemed to be space fillers.

Our heroine, Lana is dealing with loss and abandonment issues. Not to mention, a gold digging opportunistic mother. As mentioned before, Lana is dealing with the loss of her father and soon after the love of her life. Since the two must important people in her life are gone, Lana becomes consumed with the idea that every negative thing that she has ever encountered is her fault. If everything is her fault, then naturally she is deserving of any ill treatment that comes her way. This aspect of her character was sad and irritating all at the same time. The reader spends over 90% of the book having to deal with her constant negativity and self doubt.

Jarek Dean, the male lead for this tale is okay with the typical good looks of most leading males. While reading, the reader never really had a chance to gain his point of view. A lot of the encounters between the two leads was very one-sided; the heroine is in her head about how hurt she is and the hero is silent or getting the lube. The best part of the book was saved for last. The drama between Lana and her mother or Lana and her older sister really gained my interest. . Honestly, I would have loved to see more of these interactions because seriously mom is a real piece of work.

Though the heroine isn't my favorite, the author didn't a good job of getting me involved with the main character, even though I spent a lot of time rolling my eyes and thinking not again with this is my fault or this is what I deserve.

Thank you to Netgalley for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Review:Between a Wolf and a Hard Place by Terry Spear

Between a Wolf and a Hard PlaceBetween a Wolf and a Hard Place by Terry Spear

How to begin?

First, the title is misleading. I was expecting steamy and exciting but what I got was a really descriptive lukewarm Ghost Busters. The story picked up at the end and ended well.

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Review: Cougar Bait (Cougarville, #2) by Evangeline Anderson

Cougar Bait (Cougarville, #2)Cougar Bait by Evangeline Anderson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

My thoughts .... I really, really, really, REALLY liked it. There are so many good elements to this second installment of the Cougarville series. Of course, there are the normal elements like the dangerously sexy hero and pretty yet feisty heroine. The author gives the reader a little bit more than the norm.

Both leading characters (Liam Keller and Samantha Becker) were first introduced in the first installment of the series (Buck Naked) where Liam is the good looking ass everyone loves and hates at the same time. While Samantha, is skeptical about everything she sees and learns. From the beginning of their interactions with each other the normal assumption would be that both characters are a natural fit but Cougar Bait demonstrates that there is much more to their characters. Liam is arrogant but not to the point that you would want to chase him with a broom. His character has more heart than could be first imagined (especially since the Liam in the first installment was a royal arse) and it was to discover Liam's true character. Samantha's character shows that she is confident in her work but really insecure in her personal life. The insecurity is understandable to an extent but soon the behavior becomes kind of annoying. It has to be taken into consideration that Samantha's logical world is changing right before her eyes and not all the changes are happy ones.

All in all, this was a fun, steamy and exciting read with a cast of interesting characters. Even the bad guys are interesting because those darned hyenas are up to something big. I'm really interested in seeing how this series develops.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Review: Buck Naked (Cougarville, #1) by Evangeline Anderson

Buck Naked (Cougarville, #1)Buck Naked by Evangeline Anderson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Buck Naked is a fun sexy romp that was just hard to put down. I am a big fan of paranormal romance and just about anything shifter/were related. I say just about because I came across a book with weremoles and it wasn't some cheesy horror mashup like ATTACK OF THE MOLE PEOPLE. What I am saying is that I love an author who can take an established genre and put an interesting spin on it . The author accomplishes this beautifully in the first installment of the Cougarville series.

The brooding hero (Mathis) and the rejuvenating heroine (Sadie) were well developed and worked well together. Though, I'm usually not a fan of insta-love it works with the time line of the story. Mind you, when I say insta-love (in this case) it took a little more than a moment to get there. in some cases, the hero is a little too stubborn but this characteristic suits his character well. Due to his stubbornness, the idea that hero loved his heroine left a question mark for awhile. Rest assured by the end of the story they both work it out and the author is busy getting the readers interested in the second installment of series.

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