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RAID (Unfinished Hero #3) by Kristen Ashley

Let me start by saying, Thanks KA for the unplanned new book AND the early release! I discovered and fell in love with all things Kristen Ashley this past summer and DEVOURED all her books one right after the other.   Unfortunately it left me in KA withdrawals. Then Raid was announced and all was right in the world.   ((((insert happy dance)))) Raid our PTSD Ex Marine comes home and finds his reward in our sweet Hanna. Here is the cover write up: Hanna Boudreaux has lived in the small town of Willow, Colorado all her life. The great-granddaughter of the town matriarch, she's sweet, cute and quiet. Too quiet. Hanna has a moment of epiphany when she realizes her crush for forever, Raiden Ulysses Miller, is not ever going to be hers. She sees her life as narrow and decides to do something about it. Raiden Miller is the town of Willow's local hero. An ex-marine with the medal to prove his hero status, he comes home, shrouded in mystery. It t

Wool by Hugh Howey

I love a good romance but every now and then I like to branch out to something a little different. I picked up this series off of amazon as I was browsing through the kindle deals and I'm glad I did. Once I started I couldn't put it down. It's a complicated story but I'll try to put it in simple terms. The world came to an end a long time ago... well, the outside part. What's left of humanity now lives underground in a Silo that goes down about 100 floors. They are following rules that were set up by people that died a very long time ago and some people are beginning to question certain events that take place in the Silo. Of course, questioning the rules is not allowed and could mean a trip outside to "clean" which is equivalent to the death penalty. Their only view to the outside world is from the windows at the top of the Silo. Over time these windows have to be cleaned or they can't see out at all. Having the windows cleaned is somew

Escorted by Claire Kent

  Oh my lordy... I found this book to be so incredibly boring. I loved the idea of the story and the description peaked my curiosity. But, my mind kept wandering off to mundane things like my grocery list and such so it just wasn't holding my interest. I do try to finish books even if I don't like them. I'll even skim my way to the end if I have too but I couldn't even do that with this book. Too much sex... not enough story. And the sex is so... clinical. A lot of emphasis on his baldness which I found to be a little weird. She has zero experience with sex but is a best selling romance novelist??!! Hhhmmmmm... wasn't really buying into that one. I made it to 65% and then gave up. I love the occasional erotica but there must be a good story to go with it. This was not my cuppa' at all. It was a freebie on amazon so no big deal. Since it is free you can give it a go if you want. Other people seemed to like it. To each her own I suppose...

On Dublin Street by Samantha Young

After having recently read one of the worst romances of all time I was a little hesitant to pick this one up. I have learned that you can't always trust five star reviews! But, I'm glad I read this one. Maybe it's my love for Scotland and my familiarity with the area or maybe Samantha Young just knows what a real romance entails or perhaps a little bit of both. I personally connected quite well to the heroine. Braden is an alpha male but in a very good way and Jocelyn really could not have moved on with her life without an alpha male. She had some serious armour that needed to be broken down. I don't like to tell any story lines because stories are always better if you don't know what's coming. But, I'll say that I fell in love with Braden's character and I love that the author took the time to develop all of the characters surrounding their relationship because I will definitely be picking up her next book in this series when it come

Fallen Too Far & Never Too Far by Abbi Glines

  Lord help meh! OK, keeping this short and sweet. Fallen Too Far – I have this listed as one of my guilty pleasures under T’s Books (see side bar) It is total fluff, cotton candy at its best. No real substance but for some reason ya just can’t put it down.      Daddy issues – check. Abandonment issues – check. Virgin – check. Rich bad boy type – check. Guys on the fringe telling you he’s bad – check. Girl’s vying for his attention over you – check. Do I really need to go any further? But for some candy coated reason I just couldn’t get Blaire out of my mind once I finished. Lucky for me I only had to wait a few weeks till the next installment came out :) Click for your copy for only .99 cents!  Fallen Too Far ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Never Too Far – This came out last night around 9pm and I finished around 1230. (250+ pages) We got some verbal satisfaction from our ever self sacrificing Blaire

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

                      I'll admit it... I loved these books. But when I try to understand why... the answer is... well... vague. I really had to think about it because the story is very ridiculous in some respects but powerful in others. My issues? Well, the timing of this romance is way off... I mean no one can change this quickly, and Christian did a total 180 in a very short period of time. Sure, a person can make a significant impact on your life but rarely does it happen this fast! This story could have been greatly improved with a more realistic pacing of the development of his relationship with Anna. Christian Grey's character was also a bit over the top in his controlling of Anna.  At times it was really monotonous and caused an eye roll or two.   I also had a BIG issue with the idea that a virgin can become some kind of sexual goddess in a period of six weeks... uummmmmm... no! What did I love? Well, the email banter was a hoot. I laughed a lot d

Archangel's Storm (Guild Hunter #5) by Nalini Singh

2.5 rating for this one. I love Nalini Singh and the worlds she creates. This one however I wasn’t overly taken away with. The story of our dark and quiet Jason wasn’t quite what I was expecting. Not that it was bad; maybe I just need a break from the Guild Hunter world. Sometimes reading so many books in a series within a short period of time can be too much. I was really excited for Jason’s story and I just wanted more. I didn’t feel that deep emotion and turmoil I thought I would.   I did like Mahiya and thought her character fit him perfectly.   A ying to his yang. But once again I just wanted more. The main plot in this installment…… sighs….. I knew who the bad guy was after the second body was discovered. Not good being that it happened early on. I want to be surprised and second guessing along the way. I wasn’t. What I did like was the continuation of Dimitri and Honor. However that too left me unfulfilled. I thought that after slipping back and forth between th

Beautiful Bastard (Beautiful Bastard, #1) by Christina Lauren

O.K.....I loved this one. *Giggle* I give this one a 4 out of 5 rating. I noticed after looking through the reviews on Beautiful Bastard that people either LOVED or HATED this book. Anytime there is such a divide in opinion I have to see what the fuss is about. So after spending my day with Chloe and Bennett I wanna say.... to the 1 star reviewers, lighten up and to the 5 star reviewers, meh. I consider a book like this candy. We don't really need it, empty calories but, damn it's good to sin a little. Every now and then a girl just wants a snickers. It was a fun read. No earth shattering plot. Just two people with funny repartee and steamy sex..... well angry I hate you but damn this is good sex. I say give it a go. Live a little and have some chocolate! T~ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Oh my... Chloe and Bennett... a couple clearly walking that thin line between love and hate or perh

Winter's Thaw (Compass Girls #1) by Mari Carr/Jayne Rylon

My first read from this author. Super cute. A giggle and a smile all the way through. I really enjoyed the flow of the book. It is a tried and true tale. High school couple outgrowing each other and the path to self discovery. Some paths are better than others though. Winter's Thaw is warm and loving with hints to other family members I will definitely read a few of Carr/Rylon's other books.  Storyline 3*** Romance 3*** Sizzle factor 4**** Sweetness 5***** From the cover Sometimes life doesn’t go according to plan. Sometimes it’s better. Sienna Compton has it all figured out. Her life’s goals are set and it is all systems go. At least, it was. Until her long-time boyfriend Josh threw a ringer into the master plan, requesting a “break” from their relationship. Now she’s left alone during the long, cold Wyoming winter, questioning what her heart has always believed to be true love. Daniel Lennon is facing an uncertain future. When a tragic accident leaves him unabl

Game of Thrones series by George R. R. Martin

I felt it was time I finally sit down and put in my two cents on this series by George Martin that has grown in popularity in the last couple of years due to the HBO series based on these books. This review will be based on the first four books. There are plenty of long and drawn out novel type reviews available so I'll keep mine short and sweet. First of all, I went into this series knowing that it was not yet completed. No big deal, right? Well, actually in this case it is a big deal. The auth ...more   I felt it was time I finally sit down and put in my two cents on this series by George Martin that has grown in popularity in the last couple of years due to the HBO series based on these books. This review will be based on the first four books. There are plenty of long and drawn out novel type reviews available so I'll keep mine short and sweet. First of all, I went into this series knowing that it was not yet completed. No big deal, right? Well, actually in th

Archangel's Blade (Guild Hunter #4) by Nalini Singh

I am a long time fan of Nalini Singh and have been enjoying the Guild Hunter series. But when I saw a break in books; going from Elena and Raphael’s journey and now focusing on Dmitri I was like, “WAIT! WAIT! Hold up….I’m not there yet. I am not ready to move over and let the supporting characters have their chance to shine, not yet anyway.” “Too soon”, I said. “Not ready”, I said. I was so wrong. I think Archangels Blade is one of the best in this series so far. I know. I know I should have trusted her from the get go. It’s a story of two victims on two very different levels getting back what they need to survive.   Having Dmitri’s P.O.V was a nice change, especially since it coincides partly with Archangel's Consort (Guild Hunter, #3) . It was nice to hear what he is thinking while dealing with Elena. My only negative with the final wrap up is the ending. I think it lacked. I won’t go into too much as not to spoil it, but there needed to be a bit more.   The bow wa