4 Stars: If I Return (The 12 NA's of Christmas) by Sawyer Bennett

Wednesday 20 November 2013 No comments
If I Return (The 12 NA's of Christmas)If I Return by Sawyer Bennett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I simply love Sawyer Bennett's Off Series so I waited as long as I possibly could to read this Christmas novella from her.

What started out as a sweet story soon turned into a steamy holiday romance and although one part freaked the bejesus out of me it certainly spiced up my day.

I must admit to preferring Sawyer's other books but don't be put off by me. Sweet Christmas stories don't float my boat but I can't deny this was a well written and thought out piece from Sawyer.

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4 Star Review: Ruin (Ruin, #1) by Rachel Van Dyken

Tuesday 12 November 2013 No comments
Ruin (Ruin, #1)Ruin by Rachel Van Dyken
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I did it, I survived Ruin but not before checking if there was a HEA though. Phew, this was one emotional read. Yes, there was pain but there was also beauty both through words and actions as Wes and his little lamb try to survive the shadows that hang over them.

I loved Gabe probably the most in this story so I can't wait to start Toxic to get to his story.

This is a really well written and thought out book. At times it was perhaps too wordy but that may be attractive to other readers.

It was a bit of a strange story though and a little far fetched but hey, this is book-land and anything goes, right?!

I must admit, stories about (view spoiler) are not really enjoyable to me as I find them quite emotional and gut-wrenching but this didn't over-shine the story and I was able to fully appreciate the book despite it's heavy subject matter.

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Review: Then Kiss Me

Sunday 10 November 2013 No comments
Then Kiss Me Then Kiss Me by Jade C. Jamison
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I love Jade C Jamison's writing so I'm merrily reading anything and everything I can from her previous releases.

"Then Kiss Me" was an unusual book. I loved it don't get me wrong but there was a difference to the writing style from Jade's more recent books. Whether it was deliberate or not it worked from my perspective. I suspect Jade just developed her own writing style from this point forward.

I really enjoyed the story and the relationship which developed between Casey and Scott. The characters blended well together although Casey was another female lead who I wanted to scream at and possibly get violent with, despite that the story ended with a HEA so I'm a happy bunny!

Although Scott plays in a band this is not really what I term a "band based" book, unlike some of Jade's other books, but the connection worked and brought the characters closer together.

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Review: Bet in the Dark

Bet in the Dark Bet in the Dark by Rachel Higginson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a stand-alone contemporary/YA story from Rachel Higginson, hence my attraction to it. I’ve been slighted frustrated by cliff hangers recently and so I was looking for a read which was enjoyable, refreshing, drama free and I found it!!!!

I loved this book. It’s the first book by Rachel Higginson that I have read and it certainly won’t be the last. The story is well written and apart from the odd slightly frustrating typos it was brilliant.

The story centres on Ellie Harris a college student who finds herself in a financial predicament thanks to her MIA roommate, Tara (the T****!!!!). The person Ellie finds herself owing money to is the gorgeous Fin Hunter and despite telling him the debt isn’t hers, Ellie has to come to terms with finding a way to pay Fin back. Feelings between Ellie and Fin soon develop and despite Ellie’s misgivings about Fin and the debt she owes him she can’t help falling in love with him.

I loved Ellie’s character and her willpower. She was faced with a seriously good-looking man and resisted his charms for the sake of her integrity. Fin understands Ellie and respects her wishes but despite his admiration for her self-respect he challenges her emotions at every opportunity. Fin has a secret he is keen to protect but once Ellie finds out the real reason for needing his money back Ellie finds herself unable to fight her feelings for him any longer.

Ellie’s brothers are also adorable in their protectiveness of her and each could easily have their own spin off series. Their relationship with each other and also Ellie is hysterical and heart-warming.

The book is fun, light-hearted and also, for me, reminiscent of Jamie McGuire’s Beautiful books. I read this practically non-stop through the night so that for me warrants a big fat 5* review!!!!

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5 Star Review: Reaper's Legacy (Reapers MC, #2) by Joanna Wylde

Tuesday 5 November 2013 No comments
Reaper's Legacy (Reapers MC, #2)Reaper's Legacy by Joanna Wylde
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Well after being blown away by Reaper’s Property, I was wondering how much of an impact this second instalment would have on me and I’ll tell you…. THIS BOOK IS BLINKIN’ AMAZING!!!!!

I loved the first sentence, I read it and said to myself “yeah, bring it on”. I was turning the pages on my kindle so fast I thought it was going to overheat although I’m surprised the story itself didn’t cause it to go up in flames a time or two.

If there was ever a book that warranted more than 5 Stars then this is it. Joanna Wylde has created an amazing series with fabulous characters and I am so addicted to it that I’m shaking with anticipation for the next instalment.