Archive | April 2016

Magnificent Bastard, Lili Valente

Magnificent BastardMagnificent Bastard by Lili Valente

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Noteworthy experiences whilst reading this book (best parts, worst parts, quotes etc, personal opinions):

A perfect 5 stars! I started this last night and finished 4.5 hours later, Bash and Penny are a great duo, the book is full of humour and had me laughing out loud throughout (at 2am the husband wasn’t quite a forgiving to my late night reading). Perfect blend of fun and frolics, and by no means lacking in the sexy department, which is way I couldn’t put it down once I started reading.

The 2 main characters Sebastian ‘Bash’ Prince and Penny Pickett were perfectly developed, I loved the way Lili captured they’re playfulness flirtatiousness together right from the outset. I’m a huge fan of reading email/text conversations in books, it’s real life, the would revolves around mobile communication/social media. So MagnificentBastard1 and Penny4YourLobsterPot’s exchanges were spot on.

Lili you’ve captured something great!

Rate on a scale of 1-10 (10 being exceptional)
Quality of Writing: 10
Pace: 10
Plot Development:9
Characters: 10
Enjoyability: 10
Sexfactor: 8
Insightfulness: 10
Ease of Reading: 10

Out of 5 stars how would you rate this book overall? a perfect 5

Would you recommend this books to friends/family YES/NO? YES If you’re looking for a light hearted, fun, sexy read, then Magnificent Bastard is one click away!

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Ladies Man, Katy Evans

Ladies Man (Manwhore, #3)Ladies Man by Katy Evans

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

Noteworthy experiences whilst reading this book (best parts, worst parts, quotes etc, personal opinions):

When I first read Tahoe and Callan were getting their own books in the Manwhore series I did a little happy dance around my bedroom ~ my husband just doesn’t get it!

I thought no one could compete with Malcolm Saint, then along stalked Tahoe Roth, with his sexy Texan drawl (Matthew Mcconaughey) and Ragnar (Vikings) good looks. I can’t say Tahoe knocked Malcolm off the top spot, more liked joined him and started what’s going to be a pretty fucking hot wolf pack of alpha males (just waiting for Callan to join the pack next year).

For me this book was sexy as hell, not with sheet clawing, wall slamming, bent over the sofa sex scenes, but with the anticipation and electricity sparking off the pages between Regina and Roth, it got me fanning myself once or twice.

Katy captured these 2 characters perfectly, the spark/connection/chemistry between Tahoe and Gina was magnetic. I can say hand on heart, Ladies Man is one the best friends to lovers books I’ve read.

Rate on a scale of 1-10 (10 being exceptional)
Quality of Writing: 10
Pace: 9
Plot Development:9
Characters: 10
Enjoyability: 10
Insightfulness: 10
Ease of Reading: 10

Out of 5 stars how would you rate this book overall? 5 stars, a tantalising friends to lovers book that I couldn’t put down.

Would you recommend this books to friends/family YES/NO? YES

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Fool For Love, Karen Ferry

Fool For Love (Believe, #2)Fool For Love by Karen Ferry

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

 

Noteworthy experiences whilst reading this book (best parts, worst parts, quotes etc, personal opinions):

Karen has been teasing her fans on social media for awhile now with #FFL teasers and extracts. Finally I got to sink my teeth in to Garrett and like a dog with a bone I wasn’t letting him go!

Suzy and Garrett’s story isn’t your usual run of the mill boy meets girl, girls falls head over heels, boy has trust issues, boy and girl end up HEA. This is a story about exploring sexuality, friendship, heartache, passion and acceptance. Individually they are great characters, Karen doesn’t like to keep them simple though, she loves to throw a curve ball or 2 too keep her readers on their toes.

What I really enjoyed about #FFL was that the 2 characters and kudos to Karen, were told in UK English (Suzy) and US English (Garrett); making the characters more real.

I’m a fan of cross over character series, as you can build up the bigger picture as each character unfolds, rather than 5 books on the same couple. This series can be read as standalone’s but to really appreciate the characters it’s great to read them in order. I can’t wait for book #3

I love Karen Ferry’s work, I’m fortunate enough to be friends with Karen on her social media pages, and the quirkiness of her writing style, in both Make Me Believe and Fool For Love is endearing, and what she translates into paper, is the passion she radiates online. She is just a genuine feel good person, and talented not only in her books, but her swag is AMAZING! and author I can call a friend.

Rate on a scale of 1-10 (10 being exceptional)
Quality of Writing: 9
Pace: 8
Plot Development:8
Characters: 9
Enjoyability: 9
Insightfulness: 8
Ease of Reading: 9

Out of 5 stars how would you rate this book overall? 4.5 #TeamGarrett

Would you recommend this books to friends/family YES/NO? YES

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Heroine Hearts, Kirsty-Anne Still

Heroine HeartsHeroine Hearts by Kirsty-Anne Still

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

 

Noteworthy experiences whilst reading this book (best parts, worst parts, quotes etc, personal opinions):

OK, firstly not what I was expecting at all from this book! I was channeling a Trainspotting, junkie on the streets of London based book, but what I got was A FUCKING ORGASM mash up of Cocaine Cowboys + Maria Full of Grace + El Cartel and a whole load of other South American based drug trafficking/cartel films (I love a good cartel film).

Isla is living in hell, she’s a drug mule living in a very dark underworld with no way of escaping.
Javier is a newbie just joining the Mexican cartel, he get’s more than he bargained for! If you love dark books, angst, heart stopping drama you’ll love HH, it’s dark and it’s twisted! it’s great to read this by a fellow Brit, usually it’s our cousins the Aussie’s that nail dark angst.

Fantastic book Kirsty-Anne!

#DarknessMadeTheseHeroineHearts
#GetHooked

Rate on a scale of 1-10 (10 being exceptional)
Quality of Writing: 8
Pace: 9
Plot Development:8
Characters: 9
Enjoyability: 8
Insightfulness: 8
Ease of Reading: 8

Out of 5 stars how would you rate this book overall? 4.5 it was my first read for Kirsty-Anne, and a new author to my ‘must read’ list, great to read something a little different and not based in US, UK or AU

Would you recommend this books to friends/family YES/NO? YES

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Sex Addict, Brooke Blaine, Ella Frank

Sex AddictSex Addict by Brooke Blaine

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Noteworthy experiences whilst reading this book (best parts, worst parts, quotes etc, personal opinions):

“Well, inexperienced she must be because no respectable single female wanting to pick up a man would admit to owning two cats.”

“One can never have enough pussy.”

I wasn’t sure what I was getting with this book, yes the title and blurb give it away slightly, but I just thought it would be about the usual alpha male that just likes to fuck, falls for a girl and spends the whole book trying to prove himself and gain her trust. However, with Evan it’s more then him fucking himself into oblivion, the guy has a genuine addiction, in therapy, loses everything because of it etc etc but it’s not just him, Reagan is a feisty strong minded female and has a secret that she’s not easily willing to share. This book is certainly addictive but anything by Ella for me is, and Brooke is the cherry on top.

The book is wrote in 3 parts, 1st Evan, 2nd Reagan then joint POV, but it’s a good pace, and easy to keep up. It had a few twists and turns, laughs and heartache and packed with sex as you’d expect from these 2 writers.

Rate on a scale of 1-10 (10 being exceptional)
Quality of Writing: 7
Pace: 8
Plot Development:8
Characters: 8
Enjoyability: 8
Insightfulness: 6
Ease of Reading: 8

Out of 5 stars how would you rate this book overall? 4 it was a good book, I enjoyed reading the story, and these 2 collaborate amazingly.

Would you recommend this books to friends/family YES/NO? YES

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Redemption & Regrets, L.A Cotton

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Redemption and Regrets
by L.A. Cotton
Chastity Falls #4
Publication Date: April 12, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, New Adult, Suspense, Mystery

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Four years ago, I had everything. All it took was the snap of his fingers and he ripped it out from under me.

Betrayed, by my own father.

His enemies want me dead and old allies want me back in their ranks to help take what’s owed. And while I’m trying to figure out what I want, there’s her. The one I watch from the shadows, afraid to bare myself to her—the real me.

Hard. Cold. Deadly.

She should fear me—Braiden Donohue—but I’m not the only one keeping secrets, and I must discover what she’s hiding.

Before it’s too late.

Redemption will be afforded, regrets will be atoned.

Welcome back to Chastity Falls.

About L.A. Cotton

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Contemporary romance and romantic suspense
… written with feeling

L.A is author of contemporary romance novels ranging from sweet with just a hint of steam, to suspenseful reads full of angst, tension, twists and turns. Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time mum to two little people with writing. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find L. A immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.

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Behind Closed Doors, B.A. Paris

Behind Closed DoorsBehind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace.

He has looks and wealth, she has charm and elegance. You might not want to like them, but you do. Though, you’d like to get to know Grace better.

But it’s difficult, because you realise Jack and Grace are never apart.

Some might call this true love. Others might ask why Grace never answers the phone. Or how she can never meet for coffee, even though she doesn’t work. How she can cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim. And why there are bars on one of the bedroom windows.

Sometimes, the perfect marriage is the perfect lie.

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Noteworthy experiences whilst reading this book (best parts, worst parts, quotes etc, personal opinions):

Overall I enjoyed the book, it was a good break from my romance reads, and it was easy to pick up and put down. Not a complicated read just a few loose ends:

Ending – too rushed and not explained in enough detail compared to the beginning/middle. How did nobody not notice the bedroom and shutters after the police were called, why was Grace not asked about why she painted the graphic paintings, Jake had already told their friends that she paints Diane and Adam didn’t question. Esther was the only one that put 2 & 2 together about the red room at the end and what it was going to be used for.

Bangkok – staying on the balcony all day locked in, where were the cleaners? I liked the room next door test. What exactly did Jack do in Bangkok?

More background on Jack, what was his real name, did he really kill his mum?

I liked Millie’s character and how she played her part within the story, I thought she brought a fun element that made her endearing.

Rate on a scale of 1-10 (10 being exceptional)
Quality of Writing: 7
Pace: 8
Plot Development: 6
Characters: 8
Enjoyability: 8
Insightfulness: 6
Ease of Reading: 8

Out of 5 stars how would you rate this book overall? 4 it was a good first debut thriller, I enjoyed reading the story, but would have liked more depth on Jack’s background

Would you recommend this books to friends/family YES/NO? YES if you like psychological thrillers

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