Thursday, 18 July 2019

Review: Bound by Water by Monica La Porta 4 of 5 stars

Bound by Water: Pisces Bound by Water by Monica La Porta
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Atreides is a famous painter and the only merman shifter alive. He also helps the police to recover stolen art from the many contacts he has within Rome. Ariel is a strong-willed human art thief who has sworn never to steal again when she is forced to do just one more job to repay a debt owed by her late father by stealing an Etruscan artefact. When they meet he is not looking for anything permanent, but a passionate kiss under the full moon is enough to intertwine their fates. Can they escape the werewolf biker gang after Arial and have a chance at a future?

This is a really sweet story with a few surprises as the story developed and they became more and more involved with each other. The story was well told and everything was clear and easy to understand. Very enjoyable and I definitely swept away into the drama that was unfolding and rooting for them to be happy together going forward. A very enjoyable read.

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Review: Revenge of the Fae by Carly Fall 4 of 5 stars

Revenge of the Fae Revenge of the Fae by Carly Fall
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Avery Dubois is a half-fae but has never had contact with the fae side of her family and so acts as if she is just an ordinary human. She works on a construction site and when a close family member is murdered she notices that the murderer wasn't human which sets her on a path against authority and into danger. Gabe is a were-shifter prison guard and it appears a theft from his pack is related to the murder so into return for what information she has he breaks her out of prison. This is complicated as shifters and fae have had a mistrust of each other for several generations so they both don't know if they can trust the other. Can they work together to solve the mystery, or will they both end up dead?

I really enjoyed this story. It had a nice level of detail of the characteristics of the various paranormal races and their relationships with each other. The plot was interesting and the connection between the two cases was enough to connected Avery and Gabe together as was their need to find the truth. The story was reasonably well written and everything was easy to understand. An enjoyable story that made me wonder if this is the end of their working relationship or will they have a need to work together again in the future.

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Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Review: Lavender & Cinnamon: Book One by Monica La Porta 4 of 5 stars

Lavender & Cinnamon: Book One by Monica La Porta
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Witch Aubrey is a pastry chef who owns the award-winning shop, Lavender & Cinnamon. After receiving news that her landlord dragon shifter Mr Stuart wants to evict her and build a high rise instead. The last thing she wants to have to cope with is a domineering and handsome billionaire who thinks he can do what he wants because he is rich and so she is determined not to go down without a fight. Will she succeed and save her shop?

This is a highly amusing tale with lots os hilarious happenings as Aubrey struggles to cope with a hex and her faithful dog Minu struggles to keep her calm before she accidentally destroys what all men find most dear (Mr Stuart not being an exception) which is his junk (as she describes it). A nice light read that you will find most amusing.

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Sunday, 14 July 2019

Review: SEALs of Honor: Books 7-10 by Dale Mayer 4 of 5 stars

SEALs of Honor SEALs of Honor by Dale Mayer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A great value boxset with some great light reads to feed your SEAL obsession.

#7 Markus - 4*

This is the story of how Markus met his perfect woman while a training exercise was derailed by local events. She seems to be a perfect match for him after he has been grieving following the death of his wife some time ago. Can they both come out of everything safely and will she decide to keep him or will his colleagues and friends get a chance to step in?

This was a charming story on how Markus met Bree and the events that threatened repeatedly to derail any chance of happiness they might have. A sweet story that was an enjoyable light read in the genre of SEAL meets the woman of his dreams. Well written, it was very enjoyable and very hard to put down as all the dramatic events unfolded.

#7.5 Mason's Wish - 4*

This is a novella set at Christmastime. Mason loves life with Tesla but he wants more than just living together - he wants it to be forever! So he decides to make it a memorable Christmas for them both. He calls her only to hear her cry out as she fights off an attacker. Racing to help he finds her missing (again). Tesla is determined to put bad memories behind her and is looking forward to a happy Christmas but it appears someone is nursing a grudge and has decided it is time for payback. Can Mason find Tesla and rescue her before they lose a future and each other?

This is a lovely Christmas story that sets you up nicely for the season with a healthy dose of the SEALs and their ladies that we know and love. There was plenty of dram and danger mixed into a mystery story that has a sweet resolution and a HEA. A nice quick read that is just right to set you into the Christmas spirit.

#8 Evan - 4*

Evan is considered a wildcard by everyone - including Megan. However unknown to her he is definitely carrying a torch for her and when she transfers to the West Coast their paths cross again when rescuing another SEAL unit who appears to be under attack in an apparent betrayal. Back at base Megan is the one under attack and so Megan and Evan need to stick together as they fight to keep her safe as well as work out who set them up. Can Evan keep her heart safe while Evan fights to keep her safe?

This is a charming story of how sometimes attraction cannot be denied especially when it is so right. Dramatic and with a mystery too it was a great light read that was very enjoyable. Well written, it is a light fun read with an added dose of drama, danger and mystery.

#9 Chase - 5*

Chase, like most other people, has a few secrets in his past, but his are rather dramatic and are about to resurface is a spectacular fashion. Vanessa is concentrating on moving forward with her life and not looking back as she doesn't want her painful memories from the past to shape her life going forward. But when she is embroiled in Chase's past the become her problems too. They both need to deal with the past in order to have a future - hopefully together.

Wow - this was a very dramatic story which has so much intrigue, drama and danger that it was almost non-stop action once it had started. It was a great tale of how love can come in the most trying of circumstances and that when it is right nothing is going to stop it - as long as they can both survive the situation that they are caught up in. An enjoyable read that was well written and addictive as the action flowed.

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Review: Chase by Dale Mayer 5 of 5 stars

Chase Chase by Dale Mayer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Chase, like most other people, has a few secrets in his past, but his are rather dramatic and are about to resurface is a spectacular fashion. Vanessa is concentrating on moving forward with her life and not looking back as she doesn't want her painful memories from the past to shape her life going forward. But when she is embroiled in Chase's past the become her problems too. They both need to deal with the past in order to have a future - hopefully together.

Wow - this was a very dramatic story which has so much intrigue, drama and danger that it was almost non-stop action once it had started. It was a great tale of how love can come in the most trying of circumstances and that when it is right nothing is going to stop it - as long as they can both survive the situation that they are caught up in. An enjoyable read that was well written and addictive as the action flowed.

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Review: Mason's Wish by Dale Mayer 4 of 5 stars

Mason's Wish Mason's Wish by Dale Mayer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a novella set at Christmastime. Mason loves life with Tesla but he wants more than just living together - he wants it to be forever! So he decides to make it a memorable Christmas for them both. He calls her only to hear her cry out as she fights off an attacker. Racing to help he finds her missing (again). Tesla is determined to put bad memories behind her and is looking forward to a happy Christmas but it appears someone is nursing a grudge and has decided it is time for payback. Can Mason find Tesla and rescue her before they lose a future and each other?

This is a lovely Christmas story that sets you up nicely for the season with a healthy dose of the SEALs and their ladies that we know and love. There was plenty of dram and danger mixed into a mystery story that has a sweet resolution and a HEA. A nice quick read that is just right to set you into the Christmas spirit.

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Saturday, 13 July 2019

Review: Road Trip to Happiness by Maggie Mundy 5 of 5 stars

Road Trip to Happiness Road Trip to Happiness by Maggie Mundy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Scarlett is feeling jinxed - fifteen years ago her first husband left her on the night of their wedding and her second has done exactly the same thing in sunny North Queensland. Then her beloved Nan dies suddenly and requests that she travel across Australia on a trip she did herself as a young woman. Scarlet meets people who make her face the past so that she can try to find her future. One, in particular, Nate makes her believe she can love again. Could this be a whole new beginning for her that finally is the HEA she deserves?

I loved this story which was great fun, very emotional at times and very moving in places. I could not believe the kinds of bad luck that she had previously had and was so happy she finally found happiness. Well written and a great read.

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