Sunday, 22 April 2018

Review: Tiger's Eye: Bad Alpha Dads by Kenna McClare 4 of 5 stars

Tiger's Eye: Bad Alpha Dads Tiger's Eye: Bad Alpha Dads by Kenna McClare
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

New York City hitman Daniel Page has a hit go wrong and suddenly his boss realises he is actually a Tiger Shifter. What comes next is a nightmare - he is subdued and ordered to turn the other hitmen into Tigers - something he refuses to do. Unfortunately they discover he has a hidden daughter called Meredith and are determined to use her against him to make him change the others. However she has a guardian - a lion shifter called Catherine who makes him burn with need. All of a sudden he faces a choice - gamble everything and gain a family or lose everything.

What a charming story. I so felt for Daniel and could feel his pain and confusion with everything that had happened for him in the past. His interaction with his daughter and her guardian were pleasant and easy to understand and relate to. It was a nice touch that he had never learnt about shifters due to the way he became one and I felt that could have been expanded a little more in the story. It was clear and easy to understand I just felt it could have had more detail and content.

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Review: The Dragon's War by Lila Jean by J.A. Cipriano 5 of 5 stars

The Dragon's War The Dragon's War by Lila Jean by 
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Past nobody and current home to the fertility goddess, Tina Andrews has been through so much but life is still not easy for her. Yes she has fame, money, power and 5 super hot men to look after her needs, but others are determined to destroy her and take the goddesses powers for themselves. So she comes up with a plan - keep her men safe, find out and expose who is framing her for the murders they are committing, stop the shifter war that is just around the corner and a new one on her list - stop the powerful socialite from killing her or draining her power - simple yes?

Wow - so many things were happening at the same time the poor girl must have wondered what else could have gone wrong. However never to be beaten, she used intelligence and logic to tackle everything that needed attention and worked her way through the list. It was lovely to see how her men supported her through everything that was happening as well as the way they supported each other. I loved the way the story developed and moved between all the problems. It was so nice to read about such a strong woman that really was trying to do the right thing but was just being attacked by other people left, right and centre. I loved the way the story finished and really hope these two authors work together again on another epic story. It was well written and I could feel, empathise and understand everything. I definitely found myself reading faster as the story developed - I need to know what was happening next or who the mysterious person framing her.

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Saturday, 21 April 2018

Review: The Alpha's Gift: Bad Alpha Dads by Monica La Porta 5 of 5 stars

The Alpha's Gift: Bad Alpha Dads The Alpha's Gift: Bad Alpha Dads by Monica La Porta
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dragon shifter Max Prize is a millionaire who is charming with women falling at his feet. So when a baby is left for him at the door of the building he lives in, his well ordered playboy lifestyle is shattered - especially when he meets the woman hastily arranged to be a nanny to the child. The question is - will this continue to be complete disaster for him, or is it the start of the best thing that has ever happened to him?

What a dramatic story from start to finish. I loved the way the story developed over time and the touches of depth in the story. Just when you thought it couldn't get more dramatic something else happened and it all got complicated again. I loved the HEA at the end of this book and the way it was wrapped up into something very special. Well written and very easy to understand and empathise with the characters.

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Review: The Cult of Unicorns by Chrys Cymri 5 of 5 stars

The Cult of Unicorns The Cult of Unicorns by Chrys Cymri
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Penny White is a rural vicar in England who has only in recent months learned about the realm of Lloegyr in the parallel world of Daear where fantastical creatures from her imagination speak Welsh and live a Christian Life that she is a liaison to. However life is complicated - on the one side she has a connection to the dragon Raven who takes her out on exciting excursions, the on the other is the police Inspector Peter who is just as obsessed with Dr Who as she is. In the Lloegyr realm Unicorns are seen as the wise arbiters between the faces but when humans appear in Northampton with injuries like those you can imagine are caused by a long horn Penny has to get involved and investigate before it turns into something bigger.

Wow - this second instalment didn't disappoint as it contains as much excitement, drama and danger as the previous book did. I loved the little love triangle between Penny, Raven and Peter which almost felt like it was being settled at the end of this book but I feel it will completely change dynamic in the next story. I loved the descriptions of the various types of fantastical creatures, their environment and features which all combined to give me a clear picture in my mind of what and who where in the story. After the events of the previous book I just wanted to give her brother a hug and tell him that it would be alright. Can't wait to read the next book now.

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Review: Darling Girls by Thorne and Cross 4 of 5 stars

Darling Girls Darling Girls by Thorne and Cross

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The vampires from both Candle Bay and Crimson Cove join together to celebrate the centuries old Biting Man Festival which is held in Eternity, CA. However this year the festival is disrupted by a heady combination of enemies, bloodlust and a vampire slayer.

I found this story a little tedious at the start but it soon got going as it wove various story-line strands together in the buildup to the festival and the eventual climax which was definitely a bloody affair. The writing was ok and I could clearly understand the story. I found the build up a little slow in places which was a shame but in the end I was definitely able to empathise with the various characters involved.

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Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Review: Her Dream Alpha by Monica La Porta 5 of 5 stars

Her Dream Alpha Her Dream Alpha by Monica La Porta
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Celeste is a young she-wolf who is just about recovered from an earlier abusive relationship. Milan is sexy and gorgeous but no longer dating - not since his last serious girlfriend was found by him in his cousin's bed. Both seem destined to remain unhappy and single until Celeste's best friend Julie calls in the help of Gerri Wilder the matchmaker with a perfect record. Can this fairy-tale succeed with two exes instead of the traditional villain?

Goodness - such a sweet story that quickly morphed into a story with drama, danger and intrigue as the exes came to play. It's always heartening when true love comes to fruition - the kind that cannot be denied and will prevail no matter what happens. I loved the way their relationship built slowly and how their wolves knew at lot sooner than their human side had caught up. Well written and very enjoyable to read.

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Sunday, 15 April 2018

Review: Seeker: A story in ChaosNova universe by David Noe by Laura Loolaid 4 of 5 stars

Seeker: A story in ChaosNova universe Seeker: A story in ChaosNova universe by David Noe by

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A junior in a very successful bounty hunter group, Jewel Harper returns after a routine mission to find a proposed private contract which has already been prepared. However it has a unique twist - it is to rescue a brother she had no idea she had. The mission will take her to multiple homeworlds and she will discover that everyone knows much more about her own family and their history than she has ever done.

Very enjoyable story that can be read stand alone and without and prior knowledge of the ChaosNova universe. I liked the way the story developed and I enjoyed the way twists and turns were introduced at times when you thought you understood everything. The writing was good and I could understand everything well. I would have liked a bit more comment and investigation on how she felt about her discoveries about her parents and brother but felt it was still a great story. Definitely a great example of science fiction and the bonus small section at the end helped me to understand how the ChaosNova universe works and what constraints and limitations they write under.

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