Monday, 31 October 2016

Review: Taming The Vampire by Mandy M. Roth, JC Andrijeski and others 5 of 5 stars

Taming The Vampire Taming The Vampire by Mandy M. Roth
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a review just for the book Black Blood by JC Andrijeski as I have not read the rest of the books in this anthology yet.

Black Blood - JC Andrijeski

Quentin Black was kidnapped by vampires and and even though he is home he has not been the same, which his wife Miriam Fox (Miri) finds difficult. He has not really told her everything that went on yet but his having bad dreams and she feels powerless to help him unless he tells her more. All she knows is that he wants to rescue some friends he made while in captivity and kill all vampires, however life has more complications for them to sort out before they can get to doing either of those two things.

This was a great next chapter to the Quentin and Miri story and was a continuation of the story that was started in the book Black And Blue (Quentin Black Mystery #5) It was well written and I now want/need to know what happens next.

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Sunday, 30 October 2016

Review: Shadow Marked by Jasmine Walt and Rebecca Hamilton 5 of 5 stars

Shadow Marked Shadow Marked by Jasmine Walt
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the second book in the Shadows of Salem series - I recommend reading the first before reading this book.

Detective Brooke Chandler now knows what she is but has no idea how to use her powers. Unfortunately she needs a teacher and that falls to Maddox although sh is unsure if she can trust him as he is a fae lord who expects her to pay for her training by helping him to find some artefacts. Even worse for her, word has got out out her and her power and everyone in the supernatural world seems to want a piece of her. This then gives her another problem - who can she trust?

I really enjoyed this book and found it more enjoyable that the first one. It covered a lot more areas and had a lot more action that I could relate to. Great book and definitely recommended.

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Review: The Billionaire's Sub by M.S. Parker 4 of 5 stars

The Billionaire's Sub The Billionaire's Sub by M.S. Parker
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hanna Breckenridge moves to LA after graduation to work for and live with her older sister. When helping her sister at an event, billionaire Cross Phillips sees Hanna and seems to be very interested in her and gives her his business card. However when she mentions Cross it to her sister, she is told to stay away from him as he is guaranteed to break her heart.

This story is very dramatic with lots of fast paced action that had me reading the book faster and faster as it went along. It was well written and I understood all the aspects of the story. It's kind of a mixture between 50 shades, an action film and a standard billionaire romance. Be aware it contains BDSM and sex.

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Friday, 28 October 2016

Review: Alchemy (Sector Nine) by Noree Cosper 5 of 5 stars

Alchemy (Sector Nine) Alchemy (Sector Nine) by Noree Cosper
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Zoe Delarey is an alchemical person who was created by her father doing something that is forbidden. This means she has hidden her entire life. Her father is suspected of braking lawa so the sector Regent is coming for him. He immediately puts her into her stasis chamber to keep her hidden and safe.

She is most surprised to have a gorgeous man called Bastian wake her up who wants to take her to a rebel area as a prisoner - however with the Witches Council looking for her she is forced into taking a chance on Bastian as her protector and saviour.

Zoe finds it all very new and strange being in the real world as she has been hidden so had a very sheltered life. She has to learn some very hard lessons if she is going to survive this whole experience and hopefully rescue her father. She also discovers that the Regent is not doing a good job of protecting the sector from the Ravagers and that maybe she can help to save everyone.

A really great book that was very well written and very easy to see and feel everything that was happening.

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Review: The Dark Paradise Trilogy Box Set by Heather C. Myers 5 of 5 stars

The Dark Paradise Trilogy Box Set The Dark Paradise Trilogy Box Set by Heather C. Myers
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Awaken: Book 1 of The Dark Paradise Trilogy Book 1
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is centred around the struggle between good and evil and the impending war between the two. The main three characters are all friends at school who are mixed in this war that is coming in different ways. In this book, two of the three have a love interest which might not work out as you would like (read it and you'll understand).

I found it a little weird when it went back a few times to tell the same part of the story from the other person's viewpoint, but overall I really enjoyed it and became addicted and ended up finishing it when I should have been doing something else. I'm looking forward to finding out what happens in book two - I need to know how some things have worked out and what happens next

Catalyst: Book 2 of The Dark Paradise Trilogy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Andie Shepard has moved on from all the rumours and innuendo about her and the CEO (Jack) of her previous internship and is now doing an internship at another employer. However her new boss is illegally funding an act that could be detrimental to Black Wing so she needs to encounter Jack sooner than she would want.

Also Keirah has disappeared again and Noir has escaped - Andie suspects they are together but has no idea if she went willingly with him or not.

There seems to be a battle building and Andie seems to be in the middle of it all.

You need to read the first book in this series before reading this one. I thought this built onto the story very well and felt that I understood the characters a lot better by the end of this book. Definitely recommended.

Sacrifice: Book 3 of The Dark Paradise Trilogy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Keirah shows up at Andie's doorstep, asking Jack for help to find Noir. However at the same time Jack's new business partner (who is also his former romantic partner) is involving herself in the animal shelter, yet insists on Jack being there too, Reese then drops a bombshell on Andie, and the DA is doing everything he can to put the Black Wing in prison.

This book draws the whole story together and works towards a conclusion. There are so many things going on at the same time it all gets a little crazy hence my 4 rating for this book. As always it is well written and everything is clear bu as the action picks up I almost got lost in all the streams of story that were being pulled together.

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Review: The Krinar Captive by Anna Zaires 5 of 5 stars

The Krinar Captive The Krinar Captive by Anna Zaires
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Emily Ross has lost her job so decides to take the holiday of a lifetime that she had already booked to Costa Rica before finding another job - she already has an interview for her dream job lined up for when she returns. However she has an accident when trekking in the Costa Rican jungle where she falls from a rickety bridge which should mean certain death. Instead she wakes up in a strangely futuristic dwelling, held captive by the most beautiful man she has ever seen.

Zaron is on Earth to facilitate the Krinar invasion but he is also trying to forget a terrible tragedy that affected his life. He finds the broken body of a human girl (Emily) and fee compelled to save her no matter the cost.

I absolutely loved this book. I was captivated by the relationship between Emily and Zaron and lets be honest we all need a gorgeous guy who calls us angel. Definitely recommended. However we need more of these as they are so good.

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Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Review: Dark Elements (Sector Eight) by L.J. Swallow 5 of 5 stars

Dark Elements (Sector Eight) Dark Elements (Sector Eight) by L.J. Swallow
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Set in the future, this is the story of sector eight where the Regent who maintains the shield to keep the Ravagers out is inherited along the male line of a family of powerful witches. In this case there are two brothers - Mattias is the eldest and very peaceful and Alaric is the youngest and very cruel and sadistic. Bizarrely Alaric is the Regent as his personality was more pleasing to their father.

Cora is a human Scion and her fate is to be married to a witch, but she is not prepared to surrender to her fate as she knows that if she was to be married to the Regent she would die within a year or in childbirth. She wants to escape and make her own life.

She meets Ty (Mattias) before she knows who he is and starts to have an attraction to him. Unfortunately when Alaric realises this he chooses her as his wife. Now she is caught between the two and her drive and fight may be the only things that can save her.

I loved this book. It contained lots of intrigue and surprises as the story unfolds and the battle between the three main characters. It is very well written and I could feel myself being caught up in the story and the drama.

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Review: Why He SINS (Why He Sins Complete Box Set Parts 1-10) by Alexa Brookes 3 of 5 stars

Why He SINS (Why He Sins Complete Box Set Parts 1-10) Why He SINS (Why He Sins Complete Box Set Parts 1-10) by Alexa Brookes
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received this book from the author for a voluntary review.

Megan is given to Michael for 2 weeks as payment for a debt by her father Eric. Michael tries his best to treat her right and not force himself on her even though he is desperate to have her. He has however got to get through her baggage from earlier in her life before he can get closer to her.

Megan's father is in trouble and Michael is trying to keep both her father and Megan safe. Then Anthony (Michael’s father) turns up at the house and is going to become a source of trouble because he is pure evil. He drugs her and tries to take advantage of her and generally does his best to blackmail her into doing various sexual things with him. Eventually everything gets sorted out and you need to read the book to find out how.

I really liked this story and they are written well. There is a lot of drama and action in the book, but as it gets further into the story I found it becoming a bit far fetched.

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Review: Why He SINS (Why He Sins Complete Box Set Parts 6-10) by Alexa Brookes 3 of 5 stars

Why He SINS (Why He Sins Complete Box Set Parts 6-10) Why He SINS (Why He Sins Complete Box Set Parts 6-10) by Alexa Brookes
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received this book from the author for a voluntary review.

You really need to ready books 1-5 before you read this. Megan is given to Michael to repay a debt by her father - however now her father is in trouble and Michael is trying to keep both her father and Megan safe.

Anthony, Michael’s father, turns up at the house and is going to become a source of trouble because he is pure evil. He drugs her and tries to take advantage of her and generally does his best to blackmail her into doing various sexual things with him. Eventually everything gets sorted out and you need to read the book to find out how.

Whilst they are written well and there is a lot of drama and action in the book, I found it a bit far fetched.

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Sunday, 23 October 2016

Review: The Alpha's Mate by Michelle Fox 5 of 5 stars

The Alpha's Mate The Alpha's Mate by Michelle Fox
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Chloe Weiss is no longer a null and has a mate in the next alpha Jackson Swift. Hoever she does not have the happy ending she maybe expected. One the members of the pack that Jackson had tried when looking for his mate is convinced it is not Chloe but her and makes her life difficult. Add to that the rumours that Chloe is an Omega and cannot be mated and she can't imagine things getting worse. Then an old friend of Jackson arrives and appears to be more competition for Jackson.

A rogue male is also in the area and seems to be kidnapping and killing females as he hunts for a female to mate with.

Will Chloe have to fight for Jackson as part of proving she is not and Omega and will they find and catch the rogue Alpha?

A great story with lots of drama, twists and turns. This is very well written and you can really get caught up into the story and live through it via Chloe.

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Review: Daxton by Becca Fanning 4 of 5 stars

Daxton Daxton by Becca Fanning
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Blair Mason was focused on keeping her small town grocery store open. Then a tall handsome man came in - Daxton Holt thought he would find it easy to get Blair to sell his honey - little did he know she was feisty and saw through him. Now Daxton has a new aim - to get to know Blair better.

A charming little story well written and quite enjoyable.

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Review: Stolen: A Vampire Blood Courtesans Romance by Marissa Farrar 5 of 5 stars

Stolen: A Vampire Blood Courtesans Romance Stolen: A Vampire Blood Courtesans Romance by Marissa Farrar
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dakota has been cared for and raised to be the perfect Blood Courtesan. When she reaches 18 she "graduates" and is sold to a vampire who will own her and use her as he chooses. Roman (her purchaser) is gorgeous and not at all what she has been brought up to expect - he refuses to touch her not feed from her. Dakota explains in no uncertain terms that she is not happy about this. Will they come to a truce where they both understand each other?

I loved this story - it was very different to the other Blood Courtesan stories and so was very original even though it was part of the same "franchise".It was very well written and I could relate to everything and everyone. I would definitely read something else by Marissa Farrar as this was very original.

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Review: Catalyst by Heather C. Myers 5 of 5 stars

Catalyst Catalyst by Heather C. Myers
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Andie Shepard has moved on from all the rumours and innuendo about her and the CEO (Jack) of her previous internship and is now doing an internship at another employer. However her new boss is illegally funding an act that could be detrimental to Black Wing so she needs to encounter Jack sooner than she would want.

Also Keirah has disappeared again and Noir has escaped - Andie suspects they are together but has no idea if she went willingly with him or not.

There seems to be a battle building and Andie seems to be in the middle of it all.

You need to read the first book in this series before reading this one. I thought this built onto the story very well and felt that I understood the characters a lot better by the end of this book. Definitely recommended by as I said you need to read the first book first.

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Friday, 21 October 2016

Review: When He LUSTS (When He Lusts Complete Box Set Parts 6-10) by Alexa Brookes 4 of 5 stars

When He LUSTS (When He Lusts Complete Box Set Parts 6-10) When He LUSTS (When He Lusts Complete Box Set Parts 6-10) by Alexa Brookes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received this book from the author for a voluntary review.

To recap from the earlier books (you need to read the first to understand the whole story although you could still enjoy just these - Gracie works for Jordan (a handsome billionaire) and they have both secretly had a crush on each other. Gracie's job is to handle sending out packages without knowing their contents and does that to one package and it leads to a death and a subsequent threat to her life in the name of revenge. Jordan is determined to keep her safe and takes her to a cabin in the woods owned by his family and calls on friends to help keep her safe.

This book is fast moving and contains more death, plots twists and turns, betrayal, blackmail and rape. It will keep you moving and if you are like me reading faster and faster as the pace and action of the story speeds up. Reasonably well written and clearly described. Contains some sex scenes so only suitable for adult readers.

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Thursday, 20 October 2016

Review: Winter Souls: an Adult Paranormal Witch Romance: Sector 10 by Angela Fristoe 5 of 5 stars

Winter Souls: an Adult Paranormal Witch Romance: Sector 10 Winter Souls: an Adult Paranormal Witch Romance: Sector 10 by Angela Fristoe
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read

Elora has been stuck on an island with Niobe who is the Ice Witch. She takes an opportunity to escape when the witch dies to find Mason, but he is not the same man she left behind all those years ago as the Ice Witch took his soul when she took Elora so he works as a guard protecting the sector from the Ravagers is a cold and non-emotional way (after all with no soul what is there to feel apart from physical things like lust or pain?).

When Elora returns she is shocked at how he is and so she becomes determined to get his soul back for him. However to do that they have to get the help of a giant and go into the Underworld - something no one has returned from in the past.

I loved this story. It was very clearly written and I could feel empathy for both Elora and Mason at different times over their troubles and interactions. I was definitely routing for them in the end and just wanted him to get his soul back and for them both to have a chance at some happiness in their lives. I love the books in the Othala Witch collection and this was not a disappointment.

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Review: Taste of Darkness: BBW Paranormal Vampire Romance by Catherine Vale 5 of 5 stars

Taste of Darkness: BBW Paranormal Vampire Romance Taste of Darkness: BBW Paranormal Vampire Romance by Catherine Vale
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I received an ARC copy of this book in return for an honest review.

Natalya is a vampire who seems to be fixated on the fisherman she sees sat by the lake - she can see his purity as well as how handsome he is. She finds herself drawn to watching him from the shadows however one night a jealous suitor who she has constantly spurned decides to take it out on Caine with a fit of pique and attacks him.

Natalya takes him to her home and cares for him but dreads having to tell him that he and his live has changed. Will he accept what has happened or blame her as the cause of his misfortune? Plus they have battles with the man who attacked Caine, the rest of her Vampire clan and a local pack or Werewolves. Can they find a way to survive all of that and still remain as close as she would like?

A great book, told in very clear way. Everything was well described (although sometimes they would be a bit wordy) and I could feel the emotions and situations that were occurring.

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Monday, 17 October 2016

Review: Protected Mate by J.H. Croix 4 of 5 stars

Protected Mate Protected Mate by J.H. Croix
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Dane Ashworth is a mountain lion shifter and is the local doctor in Catamount (where his family has a long history). He is looking for his sister who is somewhere mourning her late husband.

Chloe Silver has lived an ordered and planned life until she discovers her fiance has been unfaithful pretty much most of their relationship. So Chloe takes her savings and decides to hike along the Appalachian Trail which was going well until she sprains her ankle.

Luckily for her Dane finds her and sets to helping her but the problem is his mountain lion is telling him that she is the woman for him. However seeing how nervous she is, he can tell he has to go slow as she also has no idea what he is.

Lovely story containing love, fate, wonder, betrayal, kidnapping and lots of tension. Well written and lovely detailed descriptions of events and emotions.

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Review: Awakening by Lisa Lace 5 of 5 stars

Awakening Awakening by Lisa Lace
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Kenna takes a chance and works on an off-earth planet looking after plants growing in the soil. She meets Dar (the alien king) when there is a terrorist attack and he starts to realise that humans are not a lower form of life after all - in fact he is really not sure he can imagine life without her.

A great story with lots of drama and action. Thankfully true love wins the day (or at least seems to although I'm sure the next book might have a few more bumps in the road for them both).

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Sunday, 16 October 2016

Review: Beat by Amity Cross 5 of 5 stars

Beat Beat by Amity Cross
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Renee "Ren" Miller was five when her Dad left and never returned. She was left to care for her mother on her own (her mother had cancer and went through a lot of treatments and battles). Her mother has since died and she is all alone. However her mother told her to find her Dad as her last words.

Now twenty-two, Ren reluctantly goes to find her father. He owns the down and out boxing studio, Beat, and Ren decides to live there. Surrounded by boxing she decides to train herself in the evenings and joining the basic classes as a way of taking control of her life.

Then one day, Ash Fuller, how once was her Dad's star fighter appears - he is gorgeous and she feels instantly attracted to him even though he is a bad boy and could lead her down a dark path.

I loved this book - it had very real feelings and emotions and how different people could handle them

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Review: FURever by Kate Kent 5 of 5 stars

FURever FURever by Kate Kent
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Werewolf Alicia Morgan was bitten and dumped by the worst kind of man. She is now bitter and far too afraid to give anyone the change to hurt her again. She then meets two cousins that try to change her mind and to commit again to love (especially in a two for one deal). She is also struggling to work out what is going wrong at the home her beloved grandmother lives in as it seems to have deteriorated recently.

I loved this story. It was very well written and I could really empathise with Alicia and the doubts she was battling with.

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Review: Arms of Danger: Destined Guardians by Kaiden Klein 3 of 5 stars

Arms of Danger: Destined Guardians Arms of Danger: Destined Guardians by Kaiden Klein
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Helena is a guardian after an untimely death and has dedicated herself to protecting humans from the new bloods (vampires). She is also in a physical relationship with Barak the commander of the local army, so it is even more painful when he betrays everyone in his thirst for power by attempting to overthrow the king and imprison her. Can Helena save everyone and even find time for her own love with a new person in her life?

I nice little story. The writing was good. I wasn't sure if it suited a short story format as it seemed to need the level of detail in a longer book.

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Review: Throne to the Wolves: An Urban Fantasy Novel by J.A. Cipriano 5 of 5 stars

Throne to the Wolves: An Urban Fantasy Novel Throne to the Wolves: An Urban Fantasy Novel by J.A. Cipriano
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Annie works in a bookstore and during quiet times plays computer games as she freely admits she is a nerd. She is also one of a dying breed of mages who can touch things and see what happened and animate items - for example she can change a toy so she can use it as a weapon. Werewolves have been working to exterminate her kind so she is unsettled to be embroiled by a werewolf into an investigation into the murder of several high ranking werewolves. She wonders if no matter whet she does her death is certain at the end of the investigation.

A great start to the new series. I loved the concept, the characters, the detailed descriptions of the characters/events/emotions, and the story in general. I can't wait to read the next instalment.

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Thursday, 13 October 2016

Review: Hunting For A Mate 1 by Becca Fanning 1 of 5 stars

Hunting For A Mate 1 Hunting For A Mate 1 by Becca Fanning
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

She was left a train trip through Norway in a will and although not keen on it was finally looking forward to it. They were looking for a woman to make their bear shifter clan complete.

There was very little story, what was there was not at all believable, so all this book contains is 2 guys on 1 woman sex.

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Review: The Honey Pot by Becca Fanning 3 of 5 stars

The Honey Pot The Honey Pot by Becca Fanning
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Elle McLintock was in a hurry to get home and rest. Her boss was too busy to make one of his usual deliveries so asked her to do it for him on her way home. All she had to do was go to The Honey Pot, make the delivery and leave. It seemed to be a drive bar at the edge of town until she looked through the door at the bears fighting in the corner of the room. Terrified she is determined to not make this delivery.

Nate Stone is a bear shifter who works at The Honey Pot. It was a normal day until Elle turns up. Could he resist her or was it already too late?

A nice little story of an introduction to the world of shifters. It seemed to go far too fast whereas there could have been more detail on some of the story.

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Review: Yoga Bear Menage by Becca Fanning 1 of 5 stars

Yoga Bear Menage Yoga Bear Menage by Becca Fanning
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

She was trying to get fit and was doing yoga at the local gym run by shifters. The instructor was kind of hot but she felt she stood no chance against thinner, more fit people so she quit. Then she got a letter from him offering her private lessons - in a rage and fuelled by alcohol she went to his house only to find another shifter there.

I didn't like this book and found it all a bit too far fetched.

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Review: Saddled Bearback by Becca Fanning 4 of 5 stars

Saddled Bearback Saddled Bearback by Becca Fanning
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jamie Campbell loves the family ranch, but the death of her brother and mother has made it a very sad place. Her father tries but tends to enjoy whiskey more than he used to and relies on her cousin Oliver (and Jamie has a bad feeling about Oliver she can't shake).

Jesse Crowe thought this was a normal job util his bear saw Jamie when he realised it was so much more. Especially when other things start happening around the ranch.

Will the relationship between Jamie and Jesse blossom into something good, or will the looming disasters destroy it all before it really starts?

A nice dramatic story with plenty of action and twists.


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Review: Bear Leather by Becca Fanning 3 of 5 stars

Bear Leather Bear Leather by Becca Fanning
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Mary Ferguson has had a crush on her older brother's best friend Tyler. Unexpectedly her brother and his bear shifter motorcycle club are going to spring a little surprise visit on her. Tyler is there and she gets all the feelings for him again.

Tyler Lance was looking forward to the road trip with the club but had no idea they would be picking up Mary en-route. She is a lot older than the last time he saw her and all of a sudden he gets thoughts about his best friend's little sister he really should have.

A lovely story of the classic love that is forbidden but wins against all the odds.

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Review: Hook, Line And Sinker by Becca Fanning 3 of 5 stars

Hook, Line And Sinker Hook, Line And Sinker by Becca Fanning
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Lila Madsen has had the worst night ever. She is in a remote Alaskan fishing village with no luggage, money, mobile, etc. Just her camera bag and the $40 within it. She really had no idea how she was going to take the photos of whales nor what she would do about somewhere to sleep.

Henry watched Lila in the bar and felt very protective towards her. Could he control his bear shifter enough to find out about her and help?

A nice little story with a fair amount of romance involved. Nice for a quick read.

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Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Review: Riding Bearback by Becca Fanning 4 of 5 stars

Riding Bearback Riding Bearback by Becca Fanning
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jess Lincoln is running from her ex-husband and the past so has suddenly switched from centrao New York to a ranch which needs to be worked on. She has no idea how to do anything nor what needs doing.

Wyatt Wade is a bear shifter who is very useful on a ranch. Jess might be a bit of a spitfire, but ne can see she badly needs help and he seems to want to help her.

Lovely love story where the fly in the ointment is the ex-husband who doesn't like rejection. Can Jess and Wyatt keep professional or will they let their hormones run riot? Nicely written and enjoyable to read.

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Review: Bearly Protected by Becca Fanning 4 of 5 stars

Bearly Protected Bearly Protected by Becca Fanning
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Beth Anthem was a damned good at her job. She'd taken many bad men and women off the street but this time her life is in danger, she's forced into hiding in her Dad's old house. Just when she thinks it is ok for her relax she realises she is being followed. Eventually she sees her follower is the gorgeous man who is guarding her. Clive Ash thought this was just be another job for Big Paw Security, but then he sees the woman is is guarding and realises this is not an ordinary job. Can Clive keep Beth safe?

Nice story with lots of drama, some sex and the HEA. Good for a quick read.

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Review: Bearly Apart by Becca Fanning 4 of 5 stars

Bearly Apart Bearly Apart by Becca Fanning
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Addy Croft is a human and dutiful daughter to the Shifter Clan Leader who was her adoptive father. She is going to meet with a ferocious crew, the Clan that makes up Big Paw Security. This would just be a normal professional mission until she sees Marcus.

Marcus is off to the airport to meet Addy but has a feeling the day is not going to be good even though he is definitely attracted to her. Neither of them realises as they leave the airport that all hell is going to break loose.

Lovely story of how other may be planning your downfall but it is possible to work together and come out of it with the right solution. If that means you also find your HEA so much the better.

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Review: Bear Patches by Becca Fanning 4 of 5 stars

Bear Patches Bear Patches by Becca Fanning
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

April Morgan had been repairing and restoring cars for what felt like forever. Hoever as a woman she was never going to be taken seriously so she applied for a job as AJ not April and got her brother to take in the application form for her. It was all going so well until her first day when she was in the workshop and saw Brett.

Brett Ferguson was a bear shifter, a MC club member and had tattoos. He was happy living on his own and earning his living working on cars. Then everything went haywire when April started working in the garage.

I lovely story where they try to fight their attraction, but in the end the attraction wins. Good short feel good read.

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Review: Bearly Sheltered by Becca Fanning 4 of 5 stars

Bearly Sheltered Bearly Sheltered by Becca Fanning
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Emma Miller is a cop in a small town and has never had an easy life, but it just got much harder when she witnesses corruption by her colleagues and then reports it. Now they are trying to silence and frame her and she needs some protection - but can she move past a prejudice she has been schooled in by colleagues for years?

Jace is a bear shifter and is assigned to protect her. Oh and he is also tall and handsome. This is the first client he has ever come across who seems to hate him for what he is, but can he keep a check on his feelings about that and do his job?

A nice short story with plenty of action and drama as Jace and Emma struggle to survive against a crooked police force.

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Review: Bearly Mended by Becca Fanning 4 of 5 stars

Bearly Mended Bearly Mended by Becca Fanning
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Doctor Zoe Flynn has been a good doctor living a quiet life when she has a shifter come into her hospital and is not convinced she knows how to treat him.

Russ McGregor is a non-qualified doctor used by Big Paw Security and importantly he understands shifters and the best way to heal them. He comes to in a hospital being cared for by Zoe only to have to involve her in all sorts of dangerous situations. Will he stick to his initial reaction of not getting involved or will he be unable to resist her?

A story with lots of action and drama, but a little bit of loving and a HEA. Pleasant read

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Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Review: Mark by Becca Fanning 5 of 5 stars

Mark Mark by Becca Fanning
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ady has always had a natural talent for songwriting however these are songs she wrote for herself, not for anyone else. Her Grandma sent her song to the Konstantine Talent Agency without her knowledge Ady is more than a little upset.

Mark Saint plays the same bass fiddle his grandfather did. When h was shown the song that Ady wrote that was sent n my her grandmother he drives across the state to meet the woman who wrote this special song. Can he help her with a family problem she has kept secret for years and can he persuade her to join them in Nashvillle?

Lovely little story showing the emotional side of being a shifter and some of the issues that they might have. I really liked this story.

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Review: Matthew by Becca Fanning 5 of 5 stars

Matthew Matthew by Becca Fanning
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Mel takes an internship under Kitty at the Konstantine Talent Agency and her job is to find talent and introduce that talent to the agency. Simple until she finds The 4 Saints. They are all gorgeous and when she sees Matt Saint she knows she is not going to be able to keep this professional.

Matt Saint is the guitar player in The 4 Saints. Whilst they may be up and coming country music stars they have to be careful as they are a clan of bear shifters that don't react well to lights and lots of noise.

Can they sort out the differences between the needs and expectations for a country music band in Nashville? Will Matt and Mel manage to keep it professional and if they don't will everything work out?

I loved this story. It had enough interest and drama, whilst having the love interest and romance too.

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Review: Luke by Becca Fanning 4 of 5 stars

Luke Luke by Becca Fanning
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Candace is on the run from a gangster who thinks he owns her thanks to her Mum. She's managed to get out of her home and is in an alley in the rain sheltering on cardboard boxes when the gangster's goons grab hold of her and try to put the struggling woman in handcuffs.

Luke Saint is the drummer in The Four Saints and is going to buy new drumsticks before their practice. He hears a group of men beating a poor helpless woman who is screaming and loses it shifting into his bear and saving to woman.

Did she notice he was a bear when he was saving her? Will he and his family be able to keep her safe and how will then both cope with the growing attraction between them?

Lovely story with a mixture of emotions and plot lines. Enjoyable story that had me rooting for them both.


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Review: John by Becca Fanning 4 of 5 stars

John John by Becca Fanning
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Meg Baker was a child prodigy who has had enough of her father controlling her life so has run away to Nashville to try and hide in plain sight.

John Saint plays the Mandolin in The 4 Saints. Meg comes to the Fiddler's Cave on her first night in Nashville and suddenly the harmonies in the group seem right. The family adopt her and take her under their wing. John and Meg seem to be drawn to each other and it feels so right. Will she be able to make the fresh start she wants in Nashville with John and his family or will the past catch her up?

This was a lovely romantic story of love and the complications of life. I liked the way the family were able to stay together and she was easily integrated into the family.

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Review: Bartholomew by Becca Fanning 5 of 5 stars

Bartholomew Bartholomew by Becca Fanning
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Kitty has a problem - no matter what she has achieved it is never good enough for her father. She may have signed The 4 Saints but it's still not good enough. Her Dad has now insisted if she can't get them to agree to perform on a big stage she will lose her job.

Bart Saint is the Uncle and Manager of The 4 Saints. He is incredibly good looking and knows it. He is determined not to let Kitty push them into a contract that puts them on a big stage for some very important reasons.

Who will win in this battle of wills and will either of them be able to resist each other?

Great story showing lots of emotion and determination to do what they consider to be the right thing.

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Review: Bucking Bearback by Becca Fanning 4 of 5 stars

Bucking Bearback Bucking Bearback by Becca Fanning
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sun Valley is being threatened as part of a revenge plot by a corporation of Werewolves. Jeanie is sent to the valley to do a survey of the land. Going against her own rules she ends up mixing business and pleasure after meeting Ryan Hunt when she gets lost.

Mixing personal and business has never been Jeanie’s style but when Ryan Hunt comes to her aid she breaks every rule she has ever made. Discovering that she is the instrument of the destruction of his home will their relationship survive and will they save the valley?

Lovely story of an underdog's battle with a large corporation mixed in with a story of love against the odds.

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Review: Spurred Bearback by Becca Fanning 4 of 5 stars

Spurred Bearback Spurred Bearback by Becca Fanning
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sun Valley is in danger to to an old debt and Valerie Rousseau works for a company, interested in buying up the land. She is determined to just do her job but having met the local residents and bear shifter Kyle in particular she becomes caught in a catch 22 situation where she has to be seen to do her job but also wants to try and save the valley from her employer.

A lovely story about a community against a large corporation embroiled with two people trying to protect their love while trying to save a beautiful part of the word. I enjoyed the writing and the story.

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Review: Dancing Bearback by Becca Fanning 4 of 5 stars

Dancing Bearback Dancing Bearback by Becca Fanning
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Willow Davenport and her family sing and dance in their own Western themed show. They are excited to find the ranch next door is on the market and plan all sorts of things to do to it if only they can buy it.

Tyler Crowe is a bear shifter and would like to buy the ranch, as are some werewolves so there is a lot of competition for the ranch. Even worse Willow and Tyler are attracted to each other which is never a good thing when they are on opposing sides.

A lovely story showing that love can conquer all.

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Review: Bearly Together by Becca Fanning 4 of 5 stars

Bearly Together Bearly Together by Becca Fanning
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Cheryl is feeling frustrated that she is still in her best friend Beth's shadow. When Beth is preparing to marry a bear shifter bodyguard she is still feeling out of sorts but then she meets Derrick, the groom's bear shifter brother

Derrick is really not interested in this wedding - once again he is the useless little brother who ends up being the dogsbody sorting out the admin for the wedding Rushing into the practice he bursts into the changing room onto to see Cheryl naked - maybe this wedding is more interesting than he thought.

Lovely story with a fair amount of suspense and drama, plus the HEA we all want to experience in this kind of story.

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Review: Dietrich by Becca Fanning 5 of 5 stars

Dietrich Dietrich by Becca Fanning
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dietrich and his brothers have signed up to a dating agency to keep his grandmother happy as he thinks there is no way he'll ever find someone for him.

Elise is on the run from the paparazzi and is booked into a cabin in the woods. However she gets lost in the woods and a bear comes at her. She starts to think it's all over when another bear seems to intervene and take on the original bear. Later a Dietrich as a human "finds" her and takes her to where she's trying to get to. Maybe it's not so hopeless for Dietrich after all?

A lovely story and a great start to the series.

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Monday, 10 October 2016

Review: Red Magic: an Adult Dystopian Paranormal Romance: Sector 6 by JC Andrijeski 5 of 5 stars

Red Magic: an Adult Dystopian Paranormal Romance: Sector 6 Red Magic: an Adult Dystopian Paranormal Romance: Sector 6 by JC Andrijeski
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Maia is born to be successor to the Regent's throne, and the highest-ranked witch in the holy lands of District 6. However Maia is a hopelessly, terrible witch. She can't do magic at all, no matter how hard she tries. She is soon to be 21 and will have to be replaced as a successor to the throne (probably by being expected to commit suicide).

In an amazing coincidence she is taken to see a trapped warlock that morning during her walk through the market before classes. In return for his freedom he makes a deal with her that morning that he can tell her what she is a why she is unable to do magic but when he does that nothing in her life can ever be the same again.

A great story with lots of clearly described people, places and emotions. I could fee that I was there and could really empathise with Maia and what she was going through. A well written book that I can definitely recommend.

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Sunday, 9 October 2016

Review: What She KNEW: Complete Box Set by Alexa Brookes 4 of 5 stars

What She KNEW: Complete Box Set What She KNEW: Complete Box Set by Alexa Brookes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Melissa is trying to find out what caused her father’s death and her mother who she hasn't seen for years won't talk to her either. Levi (a private investigator) is hired to help her and they have an instant attraction. Lots of suspense ,twists, turns and murder

I enjoyed this book at it had enough action that I was pretty much hooked. I just needed to know what the big secrets were.

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Review: The PRINCES Room: 2 Series Box Set by Alexa Brookes 3 of 5 stars

The PRINCES Room: 2 Series Box Set The PRINCES Room: 2 Series Box Set by Alexa Brookes
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Other
Suzie and her boyfriend Jarod work for the same company and go to his family’s cabin for a long weekend where she meets the rest of his family. Jarod is a twin and she finds she has an irresistible attraction to his twin brother Jeff. When Jeff comes to stay with Jarod it becomes so much worse.

I liked the story and it was building up to something really good and then stopped suddenly which really confused me.

The Masseuse
Bradley and Chad open a message establishment which offers its customers more than just a normal message. Charlene is a customer that only wants a message. Bradley and Chad make a bet as to who can what sex with Charlene first, but Charlene has her own secret that could harm the brothers.

A pleasant story but more explicit than the previous one. Not sure if I liked this one or not.

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Review: Why He SINS: Box Set by Alexa Brookes 4 of 5 stars

Why He SINS: Box Set Why He SINS: Box Set by Alexa Brookes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Megan is given to Michael for 2 weeks as payment for a debt by her father Eric. Michael tries his best to treat her right and not force himself on her even though he is desperate to have her. He has however got to get through her baggage from earlier in her life before he can get closer to her. I really liked this story and really would like to read the rest of the story.

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Review: Nothing Stays In Vegas by Elena Aitken 3 of 5 stars

Nothing Stays In Vegas Nothing Stays In Vegas by Elena Aitken
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Lexi has been separated from her husband for 6 months as he didn't want kids and she didn't. She goes to Vegas with her best friend Nicole and meets a guy called Leo and has a very physical relationship with him. Work and misunderstandings and everything falls apart when she goes back home. Fast forward and Lexi has a son called Ben, her and her husband have stayed together but he seems to just work, and Leo knows nothing about Ben. Can they put everything back together and have the HEA they deserve.

I liked the book for it was hard going and far too cheesy. I think pretty much all the possible cliches were these which meant it felt a bit too drawn out towards the end and I just felt a bit tortured. You could maybe read it as a light read but I found it hard work for a more serious read.

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Review: How (Not) to Kiss a Toad by Elizabeth A. Reeves 2 of 5 stars

How (Not) to Kiss a Toad How (Not) to Kiss a Toad by Elizabeth A. Reeves
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Cindy is a baker who uses a bit or magic to make her produce taste out of this world. She has just one problem - everyone she dates turns into a toad (literally). She then thinks she has found the perfect man only to be sadly mistaken (again). Now the Magic Council are on her case and she might lose her magic.

I found this book a bit too silly and found myself reading it faster towards the end for all the wrong reasons (I just wanted to finish it so I could read something better).

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