March Wrap Up.

This has been a good reading month, with my favorite being Shadows Seduction and some more good stuff from Carina Press.

Shadows Seduction by Kresley Cole 4 stars. A good read, I am hoping for more.
King’s Captive by Amber A. Bardan 4 stars. Crazy sauce, but entertaining.
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne. 5 stars. A re read, still a delight. Cannot wait for more.
Single Malt by Layla Reyne . 4 stars. Interesting start to a new series.
Off Base by Annabeth Albert 4 stars. I liked this start to the series. Military romance.
The Unleashing by Shelly Laurenston. 4 stars. Liked it. Such a great urban fantasy. Women with agency. And dogs.
The Undoing by Shelly Laurenston. 4 stars. Liked it.
Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs. 4 stars. Mercy in France.
Promised Land by Adam Reynolds and by Chaz Harris, Christine Luiten (Illustrator), Bo Moore (Illustrator). 5 stars. Loved this. More kids books like this I reckon!
Goodbye Paradise by Sarina Bowen. 4 stars. Great start to the series.
Winter by Marissa Meyer. 3 stars. Long book was long.
Here Kitty, Kitty! by Shelly Laurenston. Re read of older 5 star book. Needed some hillbilly cats.

Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet.

This was another great installment from the Kingmaker Chronicles. In saying this however, I did think Griffin acted like a bit of a tool during the first part of the novel, and needed to spend some more time being penitent. He really let loose and considering the lengths he’d gone to find Cat, this seemed a little off. I’m loving the mythology and battle scenes. The character growth of Cat was good and I think the secondary characters are a treat. Great read and I wait for the next book.

4 Stars.

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Hard Wired by Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell.

Another good read from this writing team. I really enjoyed the themes in the book of found family and making connections with online friends and lovers. I felt they dealt with anxiety particularly well and I enjoyed the whole idea of taking risks and finding your niche in life.

This seemed particularly relevant with the changing landscape in technology and how you can earn revenue through different streams. Traditional jobs are not what everyone is after, so this felt super current. The romance and characters were, as always, engaging and I particularly enjoyed Ian. He was such a great lead.

One difficulty I did have with the book was the pacing and overall story arc. While the previous book felt pretty seamless, I found this one harder going. The ups and downs of emotion, back and forth in cities meant that at times it felt disjointed and the pacing made for a difficult read.

However, I love this series. It is total food for thought and emotionally it’s super satisfying. Definitely worth checking out.

4 Stars

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Bad Judgement by Sidney Bell

I absolutely loved this. The snark was strong, along with brilliant chemistry and excellent world building. I think if occasional darker moments are not your thing then this might not be for you, but I adored it. I had a few moments where Embry reminded me a little of Laurent Captive Prince, but just a smidgen though. It was totally its own book.

I really hope this author writes loads more books, and fast, because I’m lined up already for purchasing. Excellent and twisty, dark plot. Long with a slow build of tension (my favourite) and some seriously excellent sex scenes. Loved it.

5 Stars.

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Pretty Face by Lucy Parker

I must admit to a bit of a squee moment when I saw this was coming out. I absolutely loved the first book in this series and this second novel is an absolute treat. I thoroughly enjoyed the characters and story, an couldn’t put it down. London is described vividly and the theater setting feels very real with a feisty and romantic tale woven in. If you’ve not picked up the author already, then do. One of my favorites of 2017 already.

5 Stars.

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Hi!

Hi there! It has been a while. Occasionally life gets a little much and things that are not a necessity seem to fall away. So, hello again! Take #2.

I have missed blogging, sharing my thoughts and love of books, so I am going to have another go. I’m starting with a few reviews…Plus, photos. See me on Instagram too!

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Too Stupid to Live by Anne Tenino

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Cute and smutty. Really liked it lots.

I think what appealed to me is the stock, standard romance novel feel it had about it. Some of the tropes were identified deliberately as a part of the narrative, which could have been a little annoying but didn’t interfere with my enjoyment of the novel. I guess i enjoyed that about it. The basic romance format. I even enjoyed the big misunderstanding. Loved the characters, especially Sam.

The General and the Horse-Lord by Sarah Black.

This was a really enjoyable read. I liked that the guys were a little older and let’s be honest, a bit stuck their military ways. It’s not a terribly smutty book, lots of fade to black. The story telling and conflict were pretty tight and kept me well engaged. I did wonder at the ease of the marriage break up. The kids seemed more well adjusted than I’d anticipated. The ex wife less so. I guess some of the novel felt a little cookie cutter neat. However, this did not detract from my enjoyment in any way. Great secondary characters too. It was a very pleasant read.

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