Wednesday, April 29, 2015

ARC: Stepbrother Charming by Nicole Snow

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

5 out of 5 Stars

This one there was a lot of emotional back and forth. Sometimes you felt bad for him and others times you were like, "what a jerk!". I also had times when I felt the heroine was a prig and others when the attitude felt justified. Their initial meetings really set the tone for the book. I love that his dad got his comeuppance (what a douche) and her mom refocused on what was important. I felt that Dan should have been punished more (little twerp deserved to be strung up by his balls).

Recommendation: It took a while but they got their HEA.


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

ARC Review: Semper Fidelis Anthology by S.A. McAuley, T.A. Chase, Devon Rhodes, LE Franks, Sara York, Kendall McKenna, Morticia Knight

I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.
Semper Fidelis: 5 Stars

Anomaly: 5 Stars
*love the mix of geek and macho
*not too mushy
*love how humble they both are

Always Ready: 4 Stars
*Dean is such a sweetie.
*love how Phil's parents react to his news

A Ring and A Vow: 5 Stars
*the saber arch was a beautiful touch
*naughty cake antics were hilarious

My Marine: 5 Stars
*romantic without being sappy
*finding love in unexpected places
*Jordan's job was so heartbreaking and lonely, I'm glad that Kelly got to see both sides of his heritage/personality

Soul Sick: 5 Stars
*a sad reality for those who come back after a tour and their families
*Glad Tucker was able to get James the help he needed and that James was making adjustments to make his life better

Safe Shores: 4 Stars
*Barry (Cindy's boyfriend) was a jerk, glad he got the boot
*glad Joel learned his lesson and is paying back his dad
*rescue scene was scary when the kid panicked


Sleeping Beau (Mischievous Fairy Tales 5) by Honor James

I won a copy of this book in a giveaway.

4 out of 5 Stars

What did I like?
I like that she didn't have to choose between the two, they were able to work out a way that worked for them. The lack of jealousy and the way she made time for both of them was good.

What did I not like?
His mother needs an attitude adjustment. There was a bit of repetition with the dialog.

Recommendation: I enjoyed this read. I might have to go back and check out the others in the series. It was an interesting twist on the fairy tale.


ARC Review: Pet to the Tentacle Monsters! by Lilia Ford

Received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

4 out of 5 Stars
This was a new one for me. Monster erotica is fun and can be sexy if done right. This one was fun but could be a little awkward with the pseudo-incest (adopted brothers are intimate). It was hard to pick a favorite character. Silver grew over the course of their interaction. Black was a great father and Kitty is just well, a beautiful soul. Benji and Silver's relationship is still evolving so while everyone gets their HEA, there is still room for growth and imagination to take over. I think my favorite part about this story is that he gets a family back. They help heal some of his pain. 

Recommendation: If you like monster erotica and BDSM and the possibility of pseudo-incest doesn't bother you, this is a fun read. It was easy to get into and stay sucked into the story. 

Taken by Her Alien Warriors (The Warriors 1) by Doris O'Connor

Received a copy of this book in a giveaway.

4 out of 5 Stars

What did I like? 
I love the heroine's spunk and attitude in the trial chamber. I also like that they all work on their individual relationships as well as the whole group's relationship. I'm also glad she got a mom figure, Gerunda, back in her life.

What did I not like? 
I find it hard to believe that the council would believe a charge against one of their own when the source is the enemy unless they were just using it as an excuse to be rid of their own men.

Recommendation: Fun read, no cliffhanger, looking forward to more

Be Bad, for Goodness Sake by Tara Lain

Received a copy of this book in a giveaway.

4 out of 5 Stars

What did I like? 
Glad she didn't lose too much of her confidence because of that rat. I love how the hero takes care of her. 

What did I not like? 
Helena needs a swift kick, but she's young and sheltered. I'm hoping Ollie gets his comeuppance. 

Recommendation: Fun, quick holiday read.

The Cattle Drive (The Armstrong Brothers of Cedar Creek 1) by Rebecca Joyce

Received a copy of this book in a giveaway.

4 out of 5 Stars

What did I like? 
The father loves his kids, despite the fact that he doesn't show it. The heroine has an amazing inner strength to keep going after the accident. Glad they ended up having kids, hoping they have more. 

What did I not like? 
The bad guy didn't come as much of a surprise.

Recommendation: Looking forward to more in this series. Hoping to see them again in the other books.

Trusting Chance (Fate Harbor 1) by Caitlyn O'Leary

Received a copy of this book in a giveaway.

5 out of 5 Stars 
Love how they fit together. Story progression was easy to follow and believe. Love the realism, not everyone will support you but as long as your family and friends do, that's all that matters. I like that they were open about their relationship.

Recommendation: Adorable read