Tuesday, August 11, 2015

GODDESS By Julie Anne Lindsey

Review copy provided via NetGallery in exchange for an honest review

Summary: Goddess

Two weeks ago, Callie Ingram was just another high-school senior with her sights on a swimming scholarship. Now, she's the resurrected leader of the Vikings, balancing her classes with learning mythological history—and sparring sessions with her gorgeous demigod boyfriend, Liam Hale.

When Zeus returns to collect the favor, she owes him, Callie is tasked with uniting the warring Viking clans and leading them into battle against Gaia's frost giants. If she fails, everything she risked her life for will be destroyed…and her best friend will die. But one teenage girl rallying all of the vengeful clans won't be easy. And things only get more complicated when a new prophecy puts her future with Liam at risk. Now, Callie will not only have to win the battle, but she'll have to take the fate of her heart into her own hands.


I received an email from NetGallery that this book might be something I should request to review, since it fits in with my profile. I’m still new to the site and was shocked when I got approved, but I’m very glad I did. I’ve never read the first book in the series Prophecy, yet I found this story very intriguing, at first I was upset when they started talking about the Greek Gods and Goddess, but soon found out how they intertwine with the Norse Gods.

I didn’t develop a connection to just one character within the story, but a connection with the story line, itself. It was like watching a movie or play, unfolding right before my eyes. You feel all the emotions from each of the characters, which I really enjoyed. The plot is a complex one, and you can see that Julie Anne took her time in developing it as she also did with each of the characters. I didn’t see any grammatical or a punctuation error, which always makes reading more enjoyable. This tells me the team as a whole worked hard at publishing a finished product. The over-all  flow of the book was spot on.

The characters were and are very believable and felt real; Julie Anne kept me reading as I needed to find out if Callie could reunite all the Vikings. I just loved the scene in the book where Callie tells Bia’s, she loves Liam and cannot be with Justin, but they can still be a team and lead the Vikings to a win over the frost giants.


Would I recommend this book to others? YES

Was the book priced correctly? I got a free copy, but looking at what it will cost on Amazon when it’s released I feel it’s a little under value as it is a full-length novel and part of a series.

Would I read other books written by this author? YES, I’m going to buy and read the first book and most likely buy this one also and any other in this series. I most likely will check out her other books as well as she has a style, which flows nicely and makes it easy to enjoy as you read.

Exposure: Exposure Series Book One

Exposure: Exposure Series Book One
By Annie Jocoby



Photographer CJ Parker is a woman who has literally not gone outside for the past six months. She’s been hiding from the world, and from life, ever since an unimaginable tragedy forced her into seclusion.  

On the one day where she decides to finally venture outside, she meets the mysterious billionaire, Asher Sloane. Dark-headed, magnetic, and gorgeous, Asher drips sex and animal magnetism. He draws CJ out of her shell and into the world, while showing her things that she never knew existed.  

What CJ doesn’t know is that Asher has a dangerous past. Behind his beautiful blue eyes and confident demeanor lies dark secrets that, if they are brought to light, could mean the end of CJ and Asher’s relationship.  

Will the exposure of Asher’s past destroy them? 

Warning: This book has plenty of hot and steamy sex scenes featuring an alpha male who knows what he wants and knows exactly how to get it.

I received  a copy from NetGalley for an honest review.

I do not really know how I feel about this book. I thought the plot was interesting and pulled you in, but then it got unrealistic and the characters fell flat. The tragedy she experienced that forced her to break down is realistic, but the then the plot just goes haywire. This concept that he needs someone to get his "stalker" off his back is so far fetched. All of a sudden she has to move in with him? Why would he offer such a fragile person to go against his proclaimed "grownup mean girl?" She is so mentally ounstable that she tried to kill herself and you want put all kinds of pressure on her to help yourself? Every time a character in a book wants mind blowing sex without attachments is just a liar. He just tells her to lay down and put out and she goes with it. He isn't even sexy about it. I found myself skipping over the many sex scenes, because I just didn't feel the chemistry between them. Dirty talk is usually sexy, this was just plan yuk! The rehab she goes through to improve is developed well and seems realistic, but then she is out and she wants to know more about him. Then he sucks her in and decides tell her oh well we are done. You can't even feel for him because his character has no feelings. She "disappears" for awhile and when it is described that he is looking for her, it comes across as " oh well, I want her back", but no urgency to find her. He is supposedly a billionaire, you would think he could find her in a snap.

Then there is some editing errors. In chapter six It says they returned to her apartment after going out to eat, but the when they started having sex it was stated they were at his place and went to his bedroom. Then after the night it said he left her place? That is some major context editing errors.

I can't give it two stars because there was some good story writing and it was not a four star with the unrealistic plot and context errors. I have to settle with three and I am not really sure I want to venture on to the second book.