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Review of ” Keep Me Safe” – Maya Banks

When Caleb Devereaux’s younger sister is kidnapped, this scion of a powerful and wealthy family turns to an unlikely source for help: a beautiful and sensitive woman with a gift for finding answers others cannot. While Ramie can connect to victims and locate them by feeling their pain, her ability comes with a price. Every time she uses it, it costs her a piece of herself. Helping the infuriatingly attractive and impatient Caleb successfully find his sister nearly destroys her. Even though his sexual intensity draws her like a magnet, she needs to get as far away from him as she can.

Deeply remorseful for the pain he’s caused, Caleb is determined to make things right. But just when he thinks Ramie’s vanished forever, she reappears. She’s in trouble and she needs his help. Now, Caleb will do risk everything to protect her— including his heart. . .

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Before I read this story, I thought it would be kind of groovy to be psychic. Now, I have absolutely no desire to possess that “talent”. Let me tell you why….

1.) Rami uses her gift to help police/families find their missing loved ones. The downfall to her assistance comes with a steep price though. As she touches an object, she literally experiences everything the victim endures – every traumatizing moment. Even their deaths. (PASS)

2.) Tori, Caleb’s sister, also possesses psychic abilities. Her dreams (nightmares) foretell the future but with her gift, she can’t decipher when instances will occur. She can’t trust if her visions are just dreams or predictions of the future. As you can imagine, that would drive anyone batty. (PASS AGAIN) 
3.) Our last psychic in the story belongs to the whackadoodle. He can create a psychic link to an individual and control their actions. Yeah, who wants a serial killer with that much power. Can I get a HELL NO!!!!! They are already scary enough. (I have no interest in controlling anyone. “With great power comes great responsibility.” Yeah, I just quoted Spiderman.)  

Heart rating system – 1
(lowest) and 5 (highest) 
Score: ❤❤❤❤❤

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Review of “Beautiful Disaster” – Jamie McGuire

Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-­‐Night Stand.

 

Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby wants—and needs—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.
 
 
 
~ Review ~
 
It’s rare for me to get so thoroughly wrapped up in a story that I feel as if the characters are “real”. Well, as you might’ve guessed, it happened here. Abby and Travis’s relationship was a tricky bitch. They’ve been friends, lovers, exes, something in between and (you guessed it) together again. 
 
During all this, they’ve dealt with gossip hounds, a tragic event on campus (no spoilers), a past that wouldn’t die, and even the mob. 
 
Yes, this more than a college story. 
 
This, in a nutshell, was about two people who on paper might not make sense but in some cosmic way —- work. 
 
And the bet, what a brilliant way to bring two people together. It a fun idea. 
 
Hell, this story was a fantastic read from beginning to the end. 
 
So well written, I ordered Beautiful OblivionWalking DisasterA Beautiful Wedding, and eagerly await the preorder link to Beautiful Redemption.
 
 
Heart rating system:
1 (lowest) and 5 (highest) 
 Score: ❤❤❤❤❤
 
 
  
 
 

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Review of “Immortal” – J.R. Ward

October 7, 2014

From J.R. Ward, the #1 New York Times bestselling author who has kept readers on the edge of their seats with her phenomenal Fallen Angels novels, comes one of the most heart-stirring and eagerly anticipated events in that acclaimed series.

This is a world where sin and salvation collide. This is a world where a cynical fallen angel struggles with the seven deadly sins and seven chosen souls. With the spellbinding Immortal, the riveting series that “changed the face of paranormal romance” comes to an epic close as mankind’s reluctant savior struggles with his greatest challenge yet…time, and hearts, will tell.



Review

Angels, demons, a battle to save all mankind from the throes of hell. Man, does this sound like a plot from Supernatural or what? Yes, I mean that in a good way because I love, love, love the show! *smiles* 

Ward rounded up the series pretty damn well (Yes, folks, I read this was the end.) She made sure many people received their HEA with some surprising returns with a couple old favorites of ours. And that’s all the spoilers you’ll be getting from me. *grins*  

Now as I stated above, she wrapped up the series very well BUT there was a development at the end which I assumed meant a couple of angels will be sticking around for a wee bit longer. Only time will tell what Ward has planned for these fellas. Betcha wanna know who I’m speaking of, don’t you? 

If she doesn’t follow through with the teaser plot and leaves this unsettled, I will be highly disappointed. You all know how people hate when a show gets cancelled and the questions –  Who was shot? Who was the culprit? Did they survive? – gets left unanswered. 

Now don’t read that much into those examples above. I’m not suggesting anyone was shot, left fighting for their life. 

Interest peaked yet? Even a little? If you said yes, then my job here is done. Happy reading. 


Heart rating system – 1 (lowest) and 5 (highest) 
Score: ❤❤❤❤


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Review of ” Hope Burns” – Jaci Burton

September 30, 2014
Subgenre: Contemporary

Molly Burnett dreads returning to her hometown of Hope for her sister’s wedding, especially knowing she’ll have to endure a weekend with the one man she never wants to see again. It’s only a couple of days, so Molly will try to forget her painful past with high school sweetheart Carter Richards. Because despite the bitter memories, she still can’t forget what they once meant to each other.

But when Molly is forced to extend her stay, Carter sees this as his second chance to do things right, to start over again with the only woman he’s ever loved. This time, he isn’t going to let Molly run. Together they’re going to confront the past and put it behind them, and hope for a future as bright as the flame that still burns hot between them.


Review 

Many of us found our first loves during our years in high school. Some of us stay with him or her, but like Molly and Carter, some didn’t for some reason or another. However, if a love his strong enough, two people will find their way back together. 

This is the case for Molly and Carter. They fell in love instantly but after the painful miscarriage, they pulled apart instead of together. Twelve years later, here they are once again in the same town and rekindled their love. It took a bit, many hurtful words/truths were spoken, but in the end it made them stronger. Now they have a loving future ahead of them. 

If you want a story about the power of true love, this is the story for you. Molly and Carter were destined to be together and I love a tale with a HEA. Don’t you?

Heart rating system – 1 (lowest) and 5 (highest) 
Score: ❤❤❤❤❤


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Review of “Losing It” – Cora Carmack

Virginity. Bliss Edwards is about to graduate from college and still has hers. Sick of being the only virgin among her friends, she decides the best way to deal with the problem is to lose it as quickly and simply as possible– a one-night stand. But her plan turns out to be anything but simple when she freaks out and leaves her potential sexual partner alone and naked in her bed with an excuse that no one with half-a-brain would ever believe. And as if if that weren’t embarrassing enough, when she arrives for her first class of her last college semester, she recognizes her new theatre professor. She’d left him naked in her bed about 8 hours earlier.

Review
This is the first novel I’ve read by Cora and I am absolutely in love with her writing skills. She had a great mix of sexual tension, plot, and comedy to keep me engaged! 

The sex scenes….. I laughed my ass off while reading them. I mean, seriously, who hasn’t had a few laughable moments in the bedroom. Ok, I haven’t actually snagged my earring in a curtain but I have gotten tangled up in my clothing and  zippers —- those getting stuck are definitely aggravating. But enough about me. 

Cora, yeah, take a chance on her if you haven’t already. Trust me, you’ll like —- NO— love many, many moments in this wonderfully crafted tale. 




Heart rating system – 1 (lowest) and 5 (highest) 

Score: ❤❤❤❤❤



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Review of “Good to Go series” (books 1-3) – Marie Harte

In A Major Attraction, Major Kyle Waters returns from a deployment and wakes up with his arms full of Olivia Cava—the woman he’s been fantasizing about for months. But will his past resurrect issues of jealousy and ruin their growing love?

In A Major Seduction, Maria Thompson has been after her best friend’s older brother since she first knew boys existed. But after years of trying and failing, she’s giving up. Except now Major Mike Cava has realized Maria is all grown up. She’s the sexy woman of his dreams, and hopefully, his future.

And in A Major Distraction, Major Brad Cava accidentally put on a sexy show for his neighbor—the gorgeous—and annoying—Genevieve, a civilian he’s forced to work with. The show flames the sparks already between them, and soon he’s falling in love. Then rumors at work breach their fragile trust. Will Brad believe in love, or succumb to his past and believe in the lies?



Review
Despite the fact this story features military men, there are NO battle mentions and NO espionage. It is about three men who find the love of their lives. 

These men and their women light the sheets on fire. Marie explores bondage play, anal play, and voyeurism. Ooo, doesn’t this sound deliciously kinky? 

If you answered yes, like me, then you are going to LOVE this anthology. 


Heart rating system – 1
(lowest) and 5 (highest) 
Score: ❤❤❤❤❤

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Review of “The Best Kind of Trouble” – Lauren Dane

A librarian in the small town of Hood River, Natalie Clayton’s world is very nearly perfect. After a turbulent childhood and her once-wild ways, life is now under control. But trouble has a way of turning up unexpectedly—especially in the tall, charismatically sexy form of Paddy Hurley….

And Paddy is the kind of trouble that Natalie has a taste for.

Even after years of the rock and roll lifestyle, Paddy never forgot the two wickedly hot weeks he once shared with Natalie. Now he wants more…even if it means tempting Natalie and her iron-grip control. But there’s a fine line between well-behaved and misbehaved—and the only compromise is between the sheets!




Review 

This is the first full-length novel I’ve read by Lauren and I had mixed feelings regarding it. First of all, I want to express my appreciation for her using characters that are polar opposites of each other in regards to their career  choices. A librarian and a rock star…..can’t get more different than that.
I liked the fact she didn’t show them having all “sunny” moments during their reunion after all these years apart. We all have arguments with the ones we love and that’s all part of growing as a couple. Kudos for bringing “real life” instances into this tale. Those tiny touches make the story more alive – more relatable to a reader. 
My only negative comment about this story is some chapters ended rather abruptly before moving on to the next. It read rushed as if she was unsure how to wrap it up and threw a couple lines down to get it over with. It had a disjointed feel to me.  
Will I give the series another chance? I’m debating this as I type. She did tease me with enough tidbits about Ezra and Tuesday to consider another purchase. 
Decisions….
Decisions……

Heart rating system – 1
(lowest) and 5 (highest) 
Score: ❤❤❤1/2

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