Saturday, November 7, 2015

The Highlander Who Loved Me

The Highlander WhomLoved Me
By Adrienne Basso


A Highlander Is Always Worth Waiting For

Scottish Highlands, 1329. Sir James McKenna, second son of the powerful McKenna Chief, knows he has found his destiny when he falls in love with sweet Lady Davina Armstrong, niece of the Armstrong Chief. Orphaned in childhood, Davina has always felt like an outsider, and with James finally feels that she belongs. But their plans for a happy future are shattered after a brutal attack by a band of rogues. Horrified, Davina's overprotective family quickly shelters her from everyone--including James. . .

Five years later, James is a changed man. His fighting skills sharpened to perfection, he is hardened by the war and destruction he's endured as a Scottish knight--and by the loss of Davina. Weary, he returns home--and is shocked to find Davina there. Is it too late for them to start anew, or will the past dare to lay claim to their future once more?. . .

Received an ARC from NetGalley for a honest review.

This was a Scottish romance for sure.  Lots of handsome men in kilts, a woman in distress, and a mysterious villain.  I loved the development of the heroine.  Davina started out  as just a weak mouse, but as the story goes on she grows and gets her footing and becomes a strong woman.  James is the man and once his broken heart mends he turns into our Scottish alpha male!  Their chemistry is outstanding and the loving is hot!  Our mystery villain is a surprise!  Looking forward to the next story about Malcolm!  Great Story, Read!!

Friday, November 6, 2015

The Wedding Chapel

Review copy provided via NetGallery in exchange for an honest review

Summary: The Wedding Chapel

For sixty years, a wedding chapel sat silent, waiting for love. But times have changed and the hour has come when it just might be too late.
Retired hall-of-fame football coach Jimmy “Coach” Westbrook never imagined anything would come of his labor of love—the wedding chapel he built for Collette Greer, the woman he fell for back in ‘49. But now an offer has come to turn the chapel into what it was meant to be—a place for love—and Jimmy sees no reason to hang onto his dream any longer.
Photographer Taylor Branson is trying to make a life for herself in New York. Leaving her hometown of Heart's Bend, Tennessee, she put a lot of things behind her, including her family's abysmal marriage rate. But love surprises her when she falls head-over-heels for Jack Forester, a top ad man. Their whirlwind romance results in an elopement, and a mountain of doubt. Jack, while genuine in his love for Taylor, can never seem to overcome his own demons to find the words of his heart.
When Taylor takes an assignment in Heart's Bend, the job does more than send her back to her hometown, but into a world of family secrets buried beneath the sands of time.
When Taylor's journey intersects with Coach's, they rediscover the heartbeat of their dreams and that the love they long to hold is right in front of them. And worth every waiting moment.


This is a DNF (did not finish)  I couldn’t connect with any of the characters in the book; this is really rear for me. I’ve been trying to read the book since the 24th of Oct, and I just can’t connect with anyone.  I can tell that this is a quality written story. In the almost 200 pages I read, I didn’t see any grammatical or punctuation errors, which mean a lot of time and effort, went into making sure this story was perfect before publishing it. I liked the style of the story. A book of this length normally only takes me a day and a half to read.  I tried multiple times to restart it and see if I could connect with anyone, but after trying for two weeks I give up.


Would I recommend this book to others? No, since I couldn’t finish it I can’t honestly recommend this book.

Is this a Novel or Novella?  Novel, which is close to 400 pages.

Would I read others books written by this author?  I’d like to give her another shot, as I did enjoy the writing style.

Is this book priced correctly?  Unsure since this book was a pre-published copy.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Dragon Marked (Supernatural Prison, #1)

Dragon Marked (Supernatural Prison, #1)
By Jaymin Eve


There are supernatural prisons hidden across the globe. Contained within these fortresses are some of the deadliest criminals from the five supernatural races: vampire, shifter, fey, magic users and demi-fey.

Jessa Lebron, twenty-two, has spent her entire life in Stratford, Connecticut, one of the gateway towns adjoining these prisons which protect the fortified borders. She’s a wolf shifter, and her father leads the town council. She learns that much of her life has been hidden from her, secrets which threaten to tear apart the very fabric of her world. Especially the biggest secret of them all.

She is dragon marked.

Jessa only knows what she’s been told about the dragon marked, that they are dangerous and must be eliminated to prevent the rise of the dragon king, the powerful warmonger who had his head removed a thousand years ago. So now Jessa's on the biggest hit list of all. Dragon mark hunters are lethal and her only hope to evade detection is to keep the energy contained.

As more secrets unfold she finds herself locked up in Vanguard, the notorious American supernatural prison. Thankfully she’s not alone. Braxton, the dragon-shifter has her back. Together they must survive long enough to free themselves and the other dragon marked.

Because it’s time for the dragon marked to rise.


Five solid stars!

This story was out if this world good!  I am waiting on the edge of my seat for the next installment!  This has everything: --action, shifters, unresolved sexual tension, friends, long lost sisters, and mystery prophecy.  Jessa is a strong alpha female and is a great role model for any female character!  She is not wishy washy, she is not ruled by her lady parts, and she stays rational most of the time.  I like her confidence and I can't wait to find out who her mate is...Max or Braxton?  Well written and keeps you wrapped up in it till the end.  LOVED IT!

Received a copy from NetGalley for an honest review.