Saturday, September 5, 2015

The Taming of Malcolm Grant (The McGregors:Highland Heirs #4)

The Taming of Malcolm Grant (The McGregors:Highland Heirs #4)
By Paula Quinn


Emmaline Grey spends her days with her beloved dog, dreaming of the sea-until a brawling Highlander shatters her quiet life to pieces. Though her blindness prevents her from seeing his face, his voice is a warm blend of velvet and silk, and his rakehell ways unmistakable. Risking the wrath of a rival clan as she nurses him back to health, Emma soon realizes the real danger is the magnetic pull she feels to this half-naked Scot recovering in her bed.


With his rugged handsomeness and wicked charm, Malcolm Grant wants nothing more out of life than whisky, women, and the occasional war. The only lass he's ever trusted left him with more scars than a battlefield. Yet now at the mercy of this sweet stranger, Malcolm can barely resist the gentle hands that make him feverish with desire-until Emma, the one he will never have, is the only woman he wants . . . 


reviewWhat a great read. I enjoyed it very much. I love historical romance and this one was wonderful. Malcolm was a very complicated man who wanted to change. He was very loyal and stood by his brother. He was quite arrogant at first but with the help of Emma he changed his ways and became the man he wanted to be. Emma was a strong heroine and she was amazing how she prevailed. Her honesty was honorable and she loved to say what was exactly on her mind. Her loss of sight didn't hinder her at all it made her stronger then ever. I loved her dog he saved her more than once. You can read this without reading the stories before. The books are costly though it is the only drawback. I would love to read more!

Received a copy from NetGalley for a honest review.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Power and Possession(Reckless #1)

Power and Possession(Reckless #1)
By CC Gibbs


The ultimate pleasure lies in sweet surrender . . . 

Brash. Brilliant. Devastatingly handsome. Billionaire playboy Rafe Contini can have any woman he wants-no strings, no commitments, no promises. But when American graduate student Nicole Parrish crashes his private party in Monte Carlo, he wants more than a casual one-night stand. He wants to possess this beautiful stranger-body, mind, and soul.

Nicole isn't interested in being possessed by any man-especially one as powerful as Rafe. But with a seductive smile and enigmatic charm, he lures her into his private world of erotic discovery and pushes her to the brink of ecstasy. In the summer days-and nights-that follow, they explore every forbidden fantasy, every willful desire, every wild, dizzying sensation. And come dangerously close to crossing the line-between love and lust, pleasure and pain, power and possession . . .


I picked this book because I wanted a hot and steamy HOT! It started off like it was going to be, the main characters had great chemistry and the arrogant man was falling hard.....then we are playing cat and mouse about getting into bed! It is getting very annoying and my high hopes are falling. 30% through and nothing!! Their hemming and hawing killed the mood. Their smart-assed comments have totally ruined their chemistry. Then you throw in at random the story of his parents?! I know it has to do with the plot, but just when they were going to get down and dirty! Too much talking=not working for me! I just could not finish! It started off so well. I like that the Nicole was not a blushing virgin and wanted what she wanted...but her mouth and sarcasm yuk!! I had such high hopes! 

Received a copy from NetGalley for a review


Review copy provided via NetGallery in exchange for an honest review


When the real world is emptied of all that you love, how can you keep yourself from dependence on the virtual?

Larissa lives in a world where the real and the virtual intermingle. After the supposed death of her soul mate, Andrew, Larissa is able to find solace by escaping to Nirvana, a virtual world where anything is possible – even visits with Andrew. Although Larissa knows that these meetings are not real, she cannot shake her suspicion that Andrew is indeed alive. When she begins an investigation of the Hexagon, the very institution that she has been taught to trust, Larissa uncovers much more than she ever expected. Her biggest challenge, however, remains determining what is real – and what is virtual.

Nirvana is a fast-paced page-turning young adult novel combining elements of the romance, mystery, and science fiction genres. Part of a three-part series, this book introduces readers to a heroine who refuses to give up on the man she loves, even if it means taking on an entire government to do so. As the lines between the real and virtual worlds begin to blur, Larissa and the reader realize that all is not as it seems, and the complex mystery only deepens.


I finished this book two days ago and have been thinking about just how to write this review. I know this is part of a series, but in my mind an important question came up in the prologue Larissa seemed irritated and bothered by Andrew, so when did they fall so deeply in love? For this reason I can’t give it a five star, but only a four star. For this book has it all when you are talking about a Mystery, Thriller, and you could put in another genre Apocalyptical. Larissa is a very strong heroin, whom you can feel all her emotions and this is why I asked the question how they fell in love. 

The plot is a very complex plot and is developed with passion and intrigue. Larissa and Andrew both feel so much a live that you believe Larissa inner feelings that he isn’t dead.  The whole book flows nicely, and you are left wanting the rest of the series to hurry up and come out so you can continue on with finding out the truths. This book is very well written and edited as I found no grammatical or punctuation errors, which detract from the stores flow.


Will I recommend this book to others? YES to any teen or YA I know, but since I don’t know many who read this type it’s very unlikely I will.

Would I read other books from this Author?  YES

Is this a Novel or Novella? Novel

Is it priced correctly? Unsure, I live on a fixed budget and would not have spent this kind of money on this book, but I’m glad I was given this free copy to read and review.  For people who don’t live on a tight budge like I do then I feel it’s in the right price range for the quality the person is receiving.

The Bite of Winter(Love Bites #1)

The Bite of Winter(Love Bites #1)
By Lauren Smith


She is theirs to claim. They are hers to save.

Zoey Blake is about as far down on her luck as she can get. A car crash took her parents, leaving her destitute and on the street. When she’s attacked by another homeless person, her lifeblood drains away as her fading vision is filled with the face of a handsome stranger.

Ian Kennedy, a century old Irish vampire, never could resist rescuing a stray. As a few drops of his blood heals Zoey’s wounds, he realizes she’s a sweet, tempting, flesh-and-blood woman. But there’s one problem. Connor, who made Ian promise decades ago: no more mortal lovers.

After another vampire murdered his soulmate, Connor O’Shea swore never to let amortal woman pay the price for loving him. Until he feels Zoey’s skin and tastes her lips.She makes him want to break that vow.

Zoey finds herself caught in their web of seduction. But as Christmas draws near andher grief deepens, happiness seems far out of reach. And Ian and Connor join forces to prove their love is sacred, special…and forever.


This book was good. Interesting take on vamps. I really don't see where the series is going to go. It just seemed all wrapped up. I was looking forward to a really hot ménage but it really was unremarkable and not really a ménage. It was a quick read. Really no conflict and kinda just blah. I think it could have been better, but I really don't know how to suggest to make it better. 

Received a copy from NetGalley in return for a review

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Heartthrob Series Box Set Volumes 2 & 3

Heartthrob Series Box Set Volumes 2 & 3
By Sophia Knightly

He swore he'd never forgive her. But now someone wants her dead.
Dr. Ian MacGregor knows better than to get involved with Natasha White. The tempting heartbreaker has a way of getting under his skin, but he couldn't live with himself if anything happened to her. 
Sweeping her away to his Highland castle, Ian becomes her fiercest protector as he vows to safeguard her against the mob who will stop at nothing to eliminate her. He'll guard her till the end, even if that means giving them a second chance at love. 
As passion intensifies between them, Ian and Natasha must face their darkest secrets, secrets that bring them closer, but may threaten their newfound intimacy. Natasha is hiding more than Ian realized.
But he has secrets of his own...
She's the last person he expects--or wants-- to see again. But this time, can he resist?
Alec MacLeod is shocked to find Kate Hayes at his sister's wedding, but damn he's missed her. His ex-wife's unforeseen arrival in Scotland makes him suspect she's up to something.
There was a reason they parted the first time and Alec is determined not to get pulled in, but seeing her again ignites a desire so intense, he's tempted.
Kate wants something so desperately, she’s willing to swallow her pride and plead with her formidable ex-husband for help. With time running out, she must convince the dominant Highlander to agree with her unusual request.
They need each other more than they know, but can they put past hurt behind them, even if it could change everything in their world as they know it?


Heart Melter
This book was ok.  I had a hard time with Dr. Ian.  He just seemed cold and arrogant.  Even when the author made him kind it just didn't seem right.  He was possessive, but I didn't find it thrilling and admiring, I found like it was an obligation or she was just another piece of art to have on his house.  He treated her like a child most of time and she was incredibly naive for someone who grew up around Broadway.  The sex between them wasn't shower inducing and at the end I just skipped over it.  

Hear Tamer
Ok this story was just so out there!  Ok you go to your ex's sister's wedding to ask him to give you sperm for a baby!  REALLY!  That is just totally outrageous!  Then you have sex all night long say you're still in love and he just gets up and leaves on a "mission"  doesn't leave a note or message.  Then you find out you're pregnant only after two weeks?  Help!  This story needs a huge dose of reality!  What a waste of time and brain cells!


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

To Desire a Highlander (Scandalous Scots #2)

To Desire a Highlander (Scandalous Scots #2)
By Sue-Ellen Welfonder

Proud, passionate Lady Gillian MacGuire is known as the Spitfire of the Isles. She can take care of herself and hasn't yet met a man who could impress her . . . especially not Donell MacDonnell, the odious older man she was promised to five years ago. She's been dreading his return, but when her intended comes back to claim her, she's stunned at how different he seems. The man she swore she would spurn forever now invades her thoughts, her dreams, and her heart.

An Unexpected Desire

When Roag agrees to assume the identity of the recently deceased MacDonnell chieftain, no one warns him that the man was betrothed. As a member of the King's Fenris Guard, he is oath-bound to embark on whatever mission the crown gives him. Of course, he was expecting a battle—not a bride. Yet after sharing one kiss with Lady Gillian, the powerful Highlander becomes the one seduced and captivated. Now giving in to temptation could ruin them both.


Received a copy from NetGalley for a review

What a kick butt story! I loved it from the first page and couldn't put it down. The characters were tremendous! They were strong and enduring. They were real life and even with all their strengths they had their weaknesses and insecurities. Roag was a great hero with duty and honor on his mind. He tried to be harsh and rude, but it just wasn't in him. He had such a kind heart and soul and Gillian brought it out in him. I loved Gillian. For once a historical romance novel had a strong woman from the start to the finish of the book. She loved Roag but she didn't have to depend on him to breathe. She knew what could happen, yet stepped up to the plate. I like the ghost part of the story too, the end made me cry. Roag learned the value of friends and family and most of all his loyalty to his friends benefitted him in the end. Great read!

Monday, August 31, 2015

To Be His

To Be His
By Terri L. Austin

A companion novella to the RT Reviewer's Choice Nominee His Every Need, told from the hero's POV
I didn't amass an empire without taking risks, but I'm not a complete arse. So yes, when I offered to trade Allie Campbell three months as my mistress for her family home, it was a joke. Only thing is, she wasn't laughing...and she bloody well took me up on it.
Well, all right then; I could play that game. I figured I'd take her on, we'd have some fun, and in three months, she'd walk away with her family intact and I could get back to what I do best: making money.
But I'd made one mistake along the way. I stupidly assumed that after having her, I could walk away. I was wrong. I don't know how long this feeling-this consuming need-will last, but I'm not ready to let her go.
Not now. Not yet. Maybe not ever.

Received a copy from NetGalley for a review

Not sure what to say about this book. I picked it without really knowing what it was about. I was really into it and was fascinated by this arrogant man who had issues. He was a dirty talking rich guy with no manners. I couldn't wait to watch him get changed by the little poor girl, but then it stopped! It just ended after they had sex. I was shocked because I then learned it was Trevor's POV on Allison's story. I thought if that was the case it should be the whole story not just a part! I realize this book is free, but it was like a rip off. The rest of the book was the first three chapters of the author's next book. I just felt like what was the point and what a freaking tease this book was.  

Sunday, August 30, 2015

The Lion's Shared Bride:A Paranormal Menage Romance

The Lion's Shared Bride:A Paranormal Ménage Romance
By Bonnie Burrows

Bored with conventional dating, Nina decided to try something different but she had no idea just what she was letting herself in for. 

After signing up to an adult dating site she found herself receiving lots of different and very interesting propositions.

One in particular interested her a lot...

Two handsome young men named Soren and Aedan wanted to meet her and “share” her sexually for the weekend.

Nina had never experienced a menage before and the thought of being pleasured by two muscle bound hunks for a few days was very appealing to her naughty side.

However, she was soon going to learn that these men were also Lion Shifters and they have intentions for her way beyond just one weekend.

They need a mate and they need her soon....



Story was ok. Kinda unrealistic in some ways, but I know it is fiction. Lots of steamy ménage action. The heroine to me is somewhat brainless and is easily manipulated with sex and food. I really felt she had no value, but just to be a plaything for the men. I got the book on special for .99, but I really don't see it worth $2.99.

A Warrior Wedding (The Protectors #7)

A Warrior Wedding (The Protectors #7)
By Teresa Gabelman

After a devastating blow, the VC Warriors find themselves fighting, but not an enemy they can see. Their power and expertise alone cannot save the ones they love.

Breaking new and old laws, one Warrior is determined to save his mate no matter the consequences, but will his mate agree to be his downfall.


I bought this book because I have read all The Protectors books.  I really enjoy this author and love her storytelling.  The was a great story and got you emotionally involved.  My favorite character Jill is the center of the story.  I also like her mate Slade.  All the other protectors are in the story too.  The plot was fast paced and had you guessing at the outcome.  I had to read till I was finished.  

But I couldn't truly totally love this book because it was so short and shouldn't be called a novel.  I also disagree with the price.  It was too much for too little.  I hate to think that one of my favorite authors is falling into the crowd of other authors who write small snippets and then charge full price.  I would have bought the book anyway, but I should feel like I got ripped off.

Great read too much money!