Monday, August 27, 2012

Her Dark ProtectorHer Dark Protector by Carol Stephenson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Scrolling through my kindle while on vacation I stumbled upon this book. Having nothing to go on but a title (I really wish Kindle books had synopses at the front) I decided to dive in. Not sure what I was expecting here but overall I did enjoy this novel. I need to do some research to see if it is part of a series cause if it's not I am really confused at the ending but it was a nice read.

The story was well developed, though I did feel it to be a bit rushed at times. I liked the fact the heroine was a recovering drug addict, it is so nice to read about people struggling with real problems and not people with perfect lives. I am on a conspiracy theory kick right now so the secret society story line was really nice and I did enjoy that part of it. All in all I enjoyed it, am interested in reading more if it is a series and now on to the next book.

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Hunk for the HolidaysHunk for the Holidays by Katie Lane
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

With the number of books I load onto my Kindle it's easy to get confused about which book is which, which is why when I opened this novel I thought it was an anthology. I kept looking at my progress bar trying to figure out how much longer I had in this story and if staying up an hour later than I meant to would mean I would get to finish it (the answer sadly was no). So I woke up the next morning (and being on vacation allowed me to do this) and laid in bed for another hour gobbling up more of it in hopes I would reach an marvelous ending.

Well suffice to say at about 50% completed I figured out this was not an anthology as I had presumed but a full novel. At this point I continued to eat this book up. In total it took me less than 24 hours to read the whole thing, and I loved every minute of it. I loved the entire McPherson family, I loved getting the girl's POV with 4 brother running around. I loved James and his wonderful principles. Cassie was a phenomenal klutz and spaz which made her 100% lovable.

I really was not expecting what I got from this novel which was introduced to an author I have not read before and fell in love. In love with Katie Lane for writing, in love with Cassie McPherson for setting a tree on fire, in love with James for being willing to stand up to the family and in love with their love story. Excited to book stalk Katie Lane now.

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Close Enough to TouchClose Enough to Touch by Victoria Dahl
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I fell in love with Victoria Dahl when reading the Donovan Brothers Brewery series and have been dying to read her next set of novels. When I came upon this one in her new series I was a bit skeptical. Mainly due to the fact I am burnt out on cowboys, I mean really what's with all the authors doing stuff on cowboys? So I went into this set believing that it would not be likeable, and as all good self-fulfilling professies do I found myself not a huge fan. But being stuck in an airport and on a plane makes one trudge on and at some point I find myself really liking this story.

I found myself liking Grace, even if she was a bit self-deprecating at times. I was rooting for Cole to finally have a back bone and stand up to all the crap he faced in the past. And i enjoyed being introduced to all the side characters, trying to guess which ones will become couples.

As hard as I tried to dislike this book I guess it just wasn't in the cards for me. I did enjoy it quite a bit (though not as much as the Donovan Brothers) and am looking forward to what is to come in this lovely set of middle of no where novel.

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Run the Risk (Love Undercover, #1)Run the Risk by Lori Foster
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Have you ever read a series by an author and then compared everything else they wrote to that series? That's the problem I am having with Lori Foster. I read her Men who walk the edge of glory series and fell in love with those heroes. Since then I have read most books I can find by her but nothing compares. That's not to say they are not all good books but they are not what I fell in love with.

I enjoyed this book for the most part. I felt like they were trying to hard to create suspense of who's a bad guy, who's a good guy. It was a bit forced for me but overall I did enjoy it. AM looking forward to the next one in the series but I do keep hoping that magic of Dare and Trace reappear.

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