Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Werewolf's Wife by Michele Hauf

The legacy he must obey…
The child she must save…
The man who threatens to fulfill her every fantasy…
and break her heart.

Alpha wolf Ridge Addison left his wife in Las Vegas, vowing to put their one reckless night of passion behind him and return to his clan. Thirteen years later he needs a divorce so he can become pack leader. Yet he's never forgotten the sensuous witch whose life he saved…or the knee-buckling kisses he still craves.

After they parted, Abigail tried banishing Ridge from her memory. Now her heart belongs only to her son. But when the boy is kidnapped, she knows she alone can't save him. Though Abigail's body still aches for Ridge, she's willing to give him his freedom in exchange for his help. But who will shield her heart from the only man she's ever let claim her, body and soul?

3/5 stars

This book is part of a series, but I don't think you have to read the others before this book. I didn't and I don't feel as if I missed anything by not reading the series in order. This book is about Ridge Addison, the new alpha wolf of a very small pack, and Abigail, a witch. They have one passion filled night and end up married, but end up going their separate ways. Thirteen years later Ridge finds Abigail to get a divorce. This is where I started losing interest. Abigail is suppose to be some bad-ass witch but we never see it. She has Ridge fight her battles for her. And Ridge wasn't much better. He's an alpha but acts as a Beta. I just didn't see these two as a couple. One thing that bothered me was at one point Abigail says something (or thinks) that Ridge has to prove himself if he wants a divorce. Why prove himself? One other thing was that its against the rules to use vampires for bloodsport, but its okay for witches to eat a live beating vampire heart. I don't get the difference.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A Helping of Love by Andrew Grey

If Peter Christopoulos has learned one thing from his last three years in a wheelchair, it’s that people have a hard time seeing past the hardware. When he asks out Russ Baker after giving him a quote on equipment for a new Greek restaurant, he’s disappointed but not surprised to be turned down.

Russ has been covering for his abusive boyfriend for so long it’s almost automatic, but with a little help from his friends, he finds the courage to break it off. To his surprise, Peter is still interested, and soon they’re falling hard and fast. But then their world is thrown into turmoil: Peter finds an old letter indicating he has a half sister he's never met, and Russ's past interferes when his ex makes it clear he'll do anything to get him back.

5/5 stars

This book was just simply beautifully written. It was such an emotional book on so many levels. First there was Peter, who is in a wheelchair after an accident that happened three years ago. The feelings he has of feeling invisible or of people thinking of him as unsuitable because of the chair were spot on. As a wheelchair user myself I felt some of my own insecurities in how other people saw him. That Mr. Grey wrote a character that doesn't start miraculously walking as soon as someone noticed him was such an added bonus and a little ray of hope that maybe there are people that don't care about such things as a wheelchair.

Russ was such a strong character to be able to walk away from such an abusive relationship and still be able to see love when it was offered by Peter. You could actually see him becoming stronger as the story progressed. That he had such a supportive group of friends was also nice to see.

Then there was Peter dealing with his feeling for his sister that was such a tear-jerker in a good way. Be sure to have a couple hankies handy while reading this story cause you'll really need them. I encourage everyone to read this book and the two proceeding it, you won't be disappointed. And hopefully come away with a new respect for this wonderful author.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Good Bones by Kim Fielding

Skinny, quiet hipster Dylan Warner was the kind of guy other men barely glanced at until an evening’s indiscretion with a handsome stranger turned him into a werewolf. Now, despite a slightly hairy handicap, he just wants to live an ordinary—if lonely—life as an architect. He tries to keep his wild impulses in check, but after one too many close calls, Dylan gives up his urban life and moves to the country, where he will be less likely to harm someone else. His new home is a dilapidated but promising house that comes with a former Christmas tree farm and a solitary neighbor: sexy, rustic Chris Nock. Dylan hires Chris to help him renovate the farmhouse and quickly discovers his assumptions about his neighbor are inaccurate—and that he’d very much like Chris to become a permanent fixture in his life as well as his home. Between proving himself to his boss, coping with the seductive lure of his dangerous ex-lover, and his limited romantic experience, Dylan finds it hard enough to express himself—how can he bring up his monthly urge to howl at the moon?

4/5 stars

I'm always on the look-out for a good shifter book and this one really delivered. What made it even better is that I had never read anything by Kim Fielding so not only did I have a good times reading this book, but I found a new author to follow. I liked Dylan and the fact that he was moving out to the country to keep everyone safe and live what he thought would be a lonely life was so heartbreaking. But of course he meets Chris, the just so lovable red-neck, and finds that maybe life doesn't have to be so lonely after all. Of course life isn't perfect, especially when the man responsible for turning Dylan shows up and causes some major problems. You wouldn't think that Dylan and Chris would make a good couple since they're so different but I think that is exactly what makes them the perfect couple. Can't wait to read more from this author and hope more people discover her books.