Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Theo by Desirae Grove Book Review

I really enjoyed this book. It was a nice coming of age story with some paranormal thrown in for good measure. It was cute seeing the way that Eve came to understand Theo's vampirism, while still denying it at the same time. If you look a little deeper and look at the interactions instead of just the character dialogue, you will see that just like Eve, a lot of the time we are willing to overlook someone's flaws when we are in love with them, or even in lust, whatever the case may be. As humans, we inherently want to believe in the good of someone. I enjoyed that it wasn't just about the sex, or just about his humanity or vampirism, the characters were properly developed to see all facets of their personality.

**I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.**

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Holiday in Danger by Marie Carnay Book Review

This book was ok, but if you had read any of her others, it is pretty predictable. You have a good idea of what is going to happen if you read Summer's story. I like that I didn't have to put much thought into it, since I knew Summer's story. Holly is a chef who comes back home to help her friend out, runs into past love, rekindles past love, and past crush, runs away because she can't handle it and society doesn't think it's right, comes back, lives happily ever after. I think I just covered pretty much the whole thing.

**I received an ARC copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions and experiences are my own**

Monday, December 7, 2015

After She's Gone by Lisa Jackson Book Review

I was actually very surprised at this book. I have always been a huge Lisa Jackson fan, but I felt really let down by this book. Normally she catches me in the beginning and never lets go, but this time it was hard to pick it up after putting it down. This is one of the few books I have not been able to finish. In the beginning, it had a lot of promise, but it goes in circles for so long it lost me. I lost any desire to find out the truth of Allie and Trent, didn't care whether Cassie and Trent made up, and had no interest in finding out the mystery of the nurse. I hope her next book will be a lot better than this one.

**I received this book for free in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions and experiences are my own.**

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Waves of Desire Book Review

This is an "okay" book. Nothing worth writing home about, but I was able to read the entire book. It was nice seeing a heroine that isn't some young thing just figuring out how to navigate the world. I really enjoyed the book as it so easily could have been non-fiction in today's society. Basically, boy meets girl, boy and girl fall in love, boy's love child and baby mama show up, new girl deals with old girl, happily ever after with a wonderful splash of Jerry Springer thrown in for good measure. I read this book as a standalone and it was good. I am not sure how good it would be if I had read up until this point, though I am curious whether drama for them is just their "thing."

**I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions and experiences are my own.**

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Loch Ness Monster Book Review

I loved the concept of this book. It is really great for young readers who don't have a high attention span, but it was really short for me. I love how he explores both the mythos and the fact, and leaves you to draw your own conclusions. He isn't trying to make you believe and he isn't trying to tell you it's baloney either. He gives you the information and tells you to do what you will. I have been fascinated with "Nessie" for quite a long time and even I didn't know about some of the more recent sightings.

**I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions and experiences are my own.**

The Bad Judgement Series Book Review

To begin with, when I requested this book, I just thought the cover was beyond hot. After getting into the book a little bit, I realized it was so much more than that. After reading as much as I have, it is hard to find many books I just can't stand the suspense of putting down, but this book fits that category. You will find yourself rooting for the good guys and wanting the bad guys punished. Of course, it doesn't hurt that a nerdy girl who doesn't realize how pretty she is gets the super hot Billionaire. I love that there was actually a plot to this book besides your typical boy has money, boy meets girl, boy is an asshole, girl is down and out, boy rescues her to get laid, happily ever after. 

Christmas Romance 2015 Review

I had already read Sharon Kleve's story in this anthology, but the rest were wonderful. I loved being able to see how they fit in with one another. It was interesting to see the different cultures, and of course to devour the men from their respective countries. Maybe there is still hope for the rest of us. I love the way Sharon brought in the author in her story so that we can see these wonderful people that bring us these stories that we get lost in everyday, are also people, and it is great for them to get that positive feedback when they touch us in some way.