24 March 2013

FOREVER GIRL JOURNALS

Her Sweetest Downfall (Forever Girl Journals, Ophelia)

I won this book on a blog giveaway. Having not read the preceding book, I can't help but feel like I'm missing something but I still really really enjoyed this book.

Ms. Hamilton writes a touching story and her style is often poetic. This is a fresh take on the paranormal and was a great way to pass my afternoon! Ethan and Ophelia are great characters. I look forward to checking out more books by this author.

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER

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I've been a bit behind on my book review blogging. Don't you hate it when life interrupts your reading? I know I sure do! LOL

So I'll get to the point and keep my reviews short and sweet and to the point.

CRAVE: When I read the first book in Ward's Fallen Angel Series(Covet), I was pretty bummed. It was kind of disappointing. Not the case with Crave. It was much more in line with what I expect from her. Exciting, fast paced and beautifully written with characters to die for!

SACRIFICE OF PASSION: I like the paranormal idea, but wished Ramirez developed it and the characters a bit better.  The heroine also does something (in the past) that I just could not get over, so I never really cared for her. Ramirez writes well enough that I would try another book by her.

A REAL COWBOY: This was fast paced read with an enjoyable story line, setting, and characters. I will be reading Anderson again. Plus how can you not LOVE the cover, plus he's a cowboy!

22 March 2013

Fiction Addiction Books: Try And Win!

Fiction Addiction Books: Try And Win!: Don't forget to enter out contest to win a copy of J R Ward's Lover At Last. You still have time!

15 March 2013

CHECK IT OUT!!!!! LOVER AT LAST





Be sure to click on the click on the blog page link for Fiction Addiction Books ( on my own blog ) where you can enter a contest to win a copy of J.R. Ward's upcoming release, Lover at Last!!!!!

GOOD LUCK and HAPPY READING

14 March 2013

Concealed Desire

Concealed Desire

I was lucky enough to get a copy of this book from the author to review. This book was so good that I couldn't put it down and I read it in one sitting. I am now a fan of Eden Summers.

Ms. Summers writes with a honest realistic voice which makes her (main)characters Beth and Dean feel the same way. How they behave and interact is believable: lots of times in the books I read, the sex and love between the characters feels fake or forced- not the case here- the chemistry and feelings between this couple feels and reads authentic. Another strong point is that Beth and Dean both are aware of and admit to their behavior that contributes to their conflict.

Beth Graison and Dean Sutherland both work together at Sutherland & Son(Dean) and have kept their feelings for each other a secret. That is until Dean's father propositions Beth. Upset, Beth leaves work to grab a few drinks and later meets up with Dean. After sharing time together, neither can keep their feelings or attraction at bay. Dean's reputation as a player makes Beth wary but his feelings and actions eventually prove that she's the only for him.

This book has the perfect blend of humor, heat and heart. Happy Reading.

He Kills Me, He Kills Me Not

He Kills Me He Kills Me Not -- Lena Diaz

My book club was lucky enough to have chosen this book to read for our March pick. Although the meeting isn't for another week or so, I'm putting up my review now.

Ms. Diaz is now on my auto-buy list. In fact, I went and ordered more books by this very talented author. This book will appeal to fans of  Julie Garwood's romantic suspense novels. In fact, she's just as good.

This fast paced engaging read has a bit of humor mixed in with the heat and suspense. Although I found the book predictable, it did not take away from my enjoyment of it.

He Kills Me, He Kills Me Not tells the story of Amanda, a survivor of a creepy serial killer who taunts his victims with a rose and the title of this book. Amanda and Logan (the current police chief) meet when he seeks her help after discovering that after a number of years it appears the killer has struck again.

Both Amanda and Logan are damaged and dealing with some major pain from their past. They make a believable couple and their chemistry feels authentic.

Take a chance on this exciting book and happy reading.



12 March 2013

The Second Chance Cafe

The Second Chance Cafe               I hate to say this, but if I've ever read a book before by Alison Kent, I don't recall it. That will not  be the case with The Second Chance Cafe. This book will stick with you long after you've turned the last page.

This is the first book in her Hope Springs Series. The Second Chance Cafe is an emotional read about second chances which applies to many of the characters in this book. There are loose ends not addressed in this book, and I can only hope that they are resolved and/or explained in the upcoming Beneath the Patchwork Moon (Luna's story).

 This book deals with Kaylie Flynn who returns to town after buying the house where she grew up with her now deceased foster parents. She has big plans for putting a cafe in the home and enlists local contractor Tennessee Keller to help her. She's got plenty of memories and past to deal with and Ten does too.

I enjoyed this well written novel which I think will appeal to fans of Lisa Kleypas' most recent series (Friday Harbor).

Take a chance on this book, you won't be sorry.

09 March 2013

Time Travel Anyone??



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I have nothing against time travel (romances). One of my very favorite books is a TT romance- A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux.
 
the geek girl and the scandalous earl was a light easy read. Our heroine Jamie, is thrust back into time. She is likable enough even though it annoyed me that she called the hero Mike instead of his given name of Micah. She also finds herself in one too many dangerous situations for my liking. These incidents in turn affect Micah's behavior, which rather than make him more of a strong alpha hero, kinda make him weaker(and not in a good/romantic way). And I didn't care for the way some of the love scenes were written.
 
However, there are some moments in this book that are really good- like ones between Jamie and Baron (Micah's dog) or when Jamie tries to explain to Micah what a modern couple might do on a date, or Micah's discovery of Angry Birds.
 
The book was nicely drawn out, despite the pacing in last 30 pages or being a bit too fast. I know it sounds like I didn't care for this book but I really did and despite the issues I had with it, I will say I enjoyed it enough that I will buy the next book by Ms. Lamm.