Friday, December 16, 2011

Honored Vow by Mary Calmes

4/5 stars

You know, I love Mary Calmes and pretty much all her books, but this series is sometimes so confusing to me that I have a hard time with it. While I really like the story line it just has so many terms for each character and rules that get confusing, not to mention that I can't even pronounce half of those titles. After each book in this series (this is #3) I tell myself that I'm done with it, then I just can't help but pick up the next because I just have to know what poor Jin is going to get into next and how Logan is going to get him out of it. I actually think this was the best of the series and by the way it ended was left with me wondering if it this was the end (since things were kinda wrapped up) or if there will be another book or maybe a spin-off series. This is a very emotional series and I'm glad I took the time to read this and would recommend this to lovers of paranormal romance; just be sure to read them in order.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Demon Lover by Juliet Dark

4/5 stars

This book really took me by surprise. When I started it I wasn't sure if I was going to like it because it was slow for about the first quarter of the book. I set it down and started another book, but like the demon lover in the book, something kept bringing me back to it and I'm glad it did. By the time I got to the half way point I was reading as fast as I could so I could see what else was going to happen. I really can't wait for the next book cause I just need to see if a certain character makes a comeback.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Unshakeable Faith by Lisa Worrall

4.5/5 stars

What can I say about this book except for how much I really liked it. I'm such a sucker for happy endings and this one had it even though it was brought about by unhappy circumstances. Plus, as the author noted in the dedication, it was inspired by a fabulous movie called Random Harvest which also happens to be one of my favorites.

So, that being said let me tell you what I liked about it. The fact that we meet Nash as this guy who has no memory of who he is and is just so lost and Brody, who just seems so strong and has it together is a great way to start this book. I feel in love with them. Then later we see the "real" Nash and I wanted to hate him for what he was doing to Brody, but as much of an ass as he was I just kept reminding myself that the old Nash was in there buried deep (waaay deep). Also, those two had such a great supporting cast of friends and family that it was hard not to be jealous of them! All in all, this was a really good story of love and loss and love regained. Anyone wanting a great romance should give this book a try.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Worth by Adrienne Wilder

3/5 stars

This book was really hard for me rate. I liked the concept of the story and the world it set in, but it was hard to read. By that I mean some of the scenes were pretty brutal and had me cringing as I read them (one almost had me quit reading the book) and even though there was a glossary of terms at the start of the book, there were times I was utterly confused. I realize now after reading the book that there are other books set in this world (City of Dragons and Darwin's Theory) though not in this series. Maybe if I had read these I'd understand more about the difference between half-breeds and lesser-breeds or being kept as opposed to belonging or being a Link. That being said I guess I would recommend this book to people who have read other books set in the Grey Zone, but I wouldn't have them start with this series as I think they would be missing out on the world-building.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Cop Out by K.C. Burns

4/5 stars

I really liked this story about a man, a cop, coming to terms with his attraction to another man, who happens to be his dead partner's lover. I thought it started out really well with Kurt just trying to help Davy through his grieving and becoming friends along the way even though the more he learns about Ben (the dead partner) the less he likes the man. I felt the more I read, the more I could see the love growing between them first as friends then as something more. Reading about Kurt falling to pieces after he comes to terms with his feelings was pretty heart-wrenching, but seeing Davy come back to life (for lack of a better phrase) ended up being worth it. I'm glad they had a HEA considering for a few chapters I wasn't sure it would or even could happen. This was the first book by K.C. Burns, but I'm sure it won't be the last. I'm hoping there will be a sequel centering on Ian (Kurt's brother) or even on Ivan (a vice cop) since they both need a little happiness in their lives.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Demon Does it Better by Linda Wisdom

4/5 stars

When I started reading this book I wasn't sure I was going to like it, but I ended up getting sucked into it and before I knew it I was almost finished. It's the second in a series about witches and demons and all sorts of really cool supernatural creatures. The story revolves around a hospital and the insane asylum housed in the basement. Lili is a doctor, who also happens to be a witch, charged with taking care of the inmates of the asylum where she ends up falling for Jared, one of her patients. Working together they figure out what sinister plot the head of the hospital has in the works. Jared was my favorite character in the book and I thought the relationship between him and Lili was exactly what he needed. Hopefully there will be more books in this series. I'd really recommend this book to those readers that don't mind staying in all weekend to read a really good paranormal romance.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Immortal Rider by Larissa Ione

5/5 stars

I really didn't think this series could get any better, but boy was I wrong. This book kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading it. I don't even think I blinked....well you get the point right? This book was awesome. Arik was a perfect fit for Limos and has been since we met them in the Demonica series. It was great to see some characters from the Demonica series as well. These two, Arik and Limos, were smokin' hot together and brought a lot of emotion to this book, more so then Ares and Cara from the first book, Eternal Rider. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves urban fantasy.