Saturday, September 29, 2012

Seven Nights in a Rogue's Bed (Sons of Sin #1) by Anna Campbell

Will a week of seduction...

Desperate to save her sister's life, Sidonie Forsythe has agreed to submit herself to a terrible fate: Beyond the foreboding walls of Castle Craven, a notorious, hideously scarred scoundrel will take her virtue over the course of seven sinful nights. Yet instead of a monster, she encounters a man like no other. And during this week, she comes to care for Jonas Merrick in ways that defy all logic—even as a dark secret she carries threatens them both.

...Spark a lifetime of passionate surrender?

Ruthless loner Jonas knows exactly who he is. Should he forget, even for a moment, the curse he bears, a mere glance in the mirror serves as an agonizing reminder. So when the lovely Sidonie turns up on his doorstep, her seduction is an even more delicious prospect than he originally planned. But the hardened outcast is soon moved by her innocent beauty, sharp wit, and surprising courage. Now as dangerous enemies gather at the gate to destroy them, can their new, fragile love survive?

4.5/5 stars

 This isn't the typical historical romance, that's for sure which is a good thing. First off we have Jonas Merrick, who is described as not a very good looking man with scars on his face making him even uglier to the members of the ton. But they don't accept him anyway considering he was born a bastard. Then there's Sidonie, a lovely girl who gets caught up in her sister's gambling debt to Jonas. That's some sisterly love for you because I don't think I could've stepped in for a week of who-knows-what to cover debts with a man who is so feared.

I really liked the story and loved that it was a different take on the genre. There weren't that many characters, but the ones that were in the book were really great. We met two friends of Merrick's that were considered bastards also and I can't wait to see how their stories will play out. This was a great start to a new series that I definitely will be looking forward to reading.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Run the Risk (Love Undercover #1) by Lori Foster

When Detective Logan Riske goes undercover to find Pepper Yates, a potential link to his best friend's unsolved murder, he vows to gain her cooperation by any means necessary. But the elusive beauty is more suspicious—and in far more danger—than he expected. And the last thing Logan needs is to start caring for her….Pepper has spent years dodging the corrupt club owner who will stop at nothing to keep her silenced. She can trust no one, not even the handsome new "construction worker" who's moved in next door. The heat between them is undeniable. But will surrendering to passion bring her the safety she so desires—or will her feelings for Logan draw them both into a killer's crosshairs?

3/5 stars

So, I'm not sure what I really thought about this book. On one hand, I really liked the story. It revolves around Logan Riske going undercover to flush out a witness to the murder of his best friend. Of course he falls for the woman he's suppose to be watching. Now on the other hand, I still don't know if I liked the other MC, Pepper Yates. She starts off as a shy and meek woman because she's in hiding then she does a complete turn around when her identity becomes known. She becomes this hard-ass in-your-face kinda woman which just didn't work for me. I liked her a lot more as the shy girl. The secondary characters were well written and I look forward to their books. 

Monday, September 24, 2012

The Mephisto Kiss (The Mephisto Covenant #2) by Trinity Faegen

The eyes never lie. No one’s eyes are darker than Eryx. Not even the Devil’s.

When Jax and Sasha first see Jordan Ellis, they know she is no ordinary teenager. She’s the daughter of the President after all, but she’s also Anabo – a descendant of Eve.

What they don’t know is that Eryx plans to kidnap Jordan and force President Ellis to pledge his soul. If Eryx’s plot succeeds, the consequences would be catastrophic.

But the Mephisto brothers do know about Jordan’s secret identity. And for one of them, she could be the match that leads to their soul’s salvation.

Now it’s a desperate race against time to save Jordan and prevent Eryx’s haunting eyes from discovering her true identity.

A thrilling story of romance, danger, and intrigue, THE MEPHISTO KISS continues the marvelous mythology that began in THE MEPHISTO COVENANT.

3.5/5 stars

I was looking forward to reading this book since I enjoyed the first book in the series. While I don't generally read the YA genre I must admit to being intrigued with the premise of this series. Five sons of Hell, who have been 18 years old for the past thousand years, are fighting against the take-over of hell by their oldest brother all while keeping their eye open for their one true love. Sounds simple right? Yeah, not so much. Their Anabo, or true love, can turn them down or succumb to their oldest brothers ploy to keep them apart and they have to take out lost souls and transport them to Hell on Earth and protect the innocent. You get the idea. I love all the brothers; I mean who wouldn't like to be surrounded by a bunch of insanely hot, buff alpha guys?

But see here is where I tell you what I didn't like about the kinda weirds me out that these guys who are so old in years and experience are looking at these 16-18 year old girls in such a way as to secret them off to their mountain. I understand that the guys themselves are suppose to be 18, but they don't keep a mentality of a teenager for over a thousand years, do they? I guess that's why I don't read a lot of YA books, I just can't imagine being a teenager for eternity. 

Friday, September 21, 2012

Low Pressure by Sandra Brown

Bellamy Lyston was only 12 years old when her older sister Susan was killed on a stormy Memorial Day. Bellamy's fear of storms is a legacy of the tornado that destroyed the crime scene along with her memory of what really happened during the day's most devastating moments.

Now, 18 years later, Bellamy has written a sensational, bestselling novel based on Susan's murder. Because the book was inspired by the tragic event that still pains her family, she published it under a pseudonym to protect them from unwanted publicity. But when an opportunistic reporter for a tabloid newspaper discovers that the book is based on fact, Bellamy's identity is exposed along with the family scandal.

Moreover, Bellamy becomes the target of an unnamed assailant who either wants the truth about Susan's murder to remain unknown or, even more threatening, is determined to get vengeance for a man wrongfully accused and punished.

In order to identify her stalker, Bellamy must confront the ghosts of her past, including Dent Carter, Susan's wayward and reckless boyfriend -- and an original suspect in the murder case. Dent, with this and other stains on his past, is intent on clearing his name, and he needs Bellamy's sealed memory to do it. But her safeguarded recollections -once unlocked-pose dangers that neither could foresee and puts both their lives in peril.

As Bellamy delves deeper into the mystery surrounding Susan's slaying, she discovers disturbing elements of the crime which call into question the people she holds most dear. Haunted by partial memories, conflicted over her feelings for Dent, but determined to learn the truth, she won't stop until she reveals Susan's killer.

That is, unless Susan's killer strikes her first...

5/5 stars

 This was a typical Sandra Brown novel. And I do not mean that in a bad way, in fact I mean that in typical Ms. Brown fashion she wrote a really great book. The characters were well written and you could actually relate to them. The story was a great mystery that literally kept me guess to the very end and everytime I thought I knew the murderer something popped up that had me second guessing myself. It took me awhile to really get into the story, but by about the fifth chapter I was sucked in and couldn't put the book down.

Dent and Bellamy did a heck of a job uncovering the facts of Susan's death. Their pasts of being the sister and ex-boyfriend gave them enough reason for wanting to find out what really happened that day eighteen years before, but it also gave them the perfect amount of tension towards each other. When they finally succumbed to that tension it was both sweet and sexy and not to mention perfectly timed. I liked that Ms Brown waited so long for them to get together, if they would've been sleeping together the whole time I think it would've lost a lot of punch since the storyline was pretty sexual to begin with.

I completely recommend this book and think you won't be disappointed. I mean really any book by Sandra Brown is definitely worth the time to read, but I'm a little biased because she's one of my favorite authors.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Bear Meets Girl (Pride #7) by Shelly Laurenston

He's big, burly, and way smarter than your average shapeshifting bear. He's also about to get trapped by own his game. . .
Lou Crushek is a reasonable, mellow, easygoing kind of guy. But once someone starts killing the scumbags he works so hard to bust, that really gets under his fur. Especially when that someone is a curvy she-tiger with a skill set that's turning Crush's lone-bear world upside down--and bringing his passion out of hibernation. . .
As a member of an elite feline protection unit, Marcella Malone has no problem body-dropping anyone who hunts her kind. But Crush is proving one major pain in her gorgeous tail. The only reason she's joined forces with him is to track down the wealthy human who's got her entire species in his ruthless sights. It sure isn't because Crush's stubborn and contrary attitude is rubbing Cella in all the right ways. .

3/5 stars

 I loved Crush. He was such a great character and at times so geeky it was just too adorable. Cella was at times hilarious, but was just annoying most times. I just got tired of reading about all the fighting. If there are more books in this series after this one I'm not sure if I'll read them or not cause I'm just tired of reading about psycho women.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Stygian's Honor (Breeds #27) by Lora Leigh

Window Rock, Arizona, is the last known location of Honor Roberts, who vanished when she was just thirteen. It was her only sanctuary from the Breed research that would surely have ended in her death—one such insidious experiment should, indeed, have killed her. That she lived is both a miracle—and a great mystery.

Stygian’s mission is to find Honor Roberts, no matter the cost. Now, with the help of Liza Johnson, assistant to the chief of the Navajo Nation, he is closer than ever to his goal. But will the discovery of Honor Roberts mean the destruction of the mating heat that has developed between Stygian and Liza?

3.5/5 stars

I started reading this book and felt like I had missed a big part of the plot and was very confused for awhile. I started thinking that maybe I had missed an entire book somewhere and realized that I did indeed miss a novella about Malachi & Isabelle that was in an anthology (and I really hate buying an anthology, because I usually only care about one story and think the rest is a waste, but that's my opinion) . Once I got past the confusion I really started liking Stygian and loved that he didn't deny the mating, but instead opened himself to it. Liza, on the other hand, ran hot and cold with me. She didn't like it but gave into it then embraced it then fought it then loved it. But of course after saying all that I must admit I finished the book in one day because ....well, it's a Breeds book. I can't not read one of these incredibly sexy books in one setting.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Seduced by Blood (Sweetblood #4) by Laurie London

Deep within the forests of the Pacific Northwest, the battle for supremacy rages on between two vampire coalitions:

Guardian enforcers sworn to protect humanity, and Darkbloods, rogues who kill like their ancient ancestors...

Hot-blooded and hard-edged, Tristan Santiago has an uncanny ability to see beneath the surface-a skill that serves him well as the Guardians' region commander. But when a deadly plot against his fellow vampires is uncovered, he must turn to the one woman he can't read: the beautiful yet mysterious Roxanne Reynolds, whose sensual presence soothes his tormented memories.

Roxy had put love before duty once before, with devastating results. But to root out a dangerous traitor in their midst, she must put her faith in Santiago, the one man skilled enough to break through her defenses. Posing as lovers, Santiago and Roxy work side by side-and discover a powerful craving that threatens to consume them both....

5/5 stars

Oh my! I loved this installment of the Sweetblood series. Santiago has always had me wondering what kind of woman would it take to tame him and now I finally know. It took a woman who wouldn't take any crap from him and actually stand up to him. Roxy was perfect for him from the very beginning and reading their story was like taking a very sexy and sensational trip that I didn't want to end. Santiago always caught my attention because of that dark brooding alpha thing he's got going on. I happy he finally got a HEA. Now I can't wait to see what we have in store for Mitch

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Dark Craving (Dark Kings #1) by Donna Grant

Fueled by ancient magic—and enflamed by human desire—the Dragon King known as Hal can transform himself at will into one of the legendary winged creatures he is sworn to protect. But one thing he can never do is fall in love…with a mortal woman.

Searching for her brother in Scotland—and succumbing to the freezing cold—Cassie Hunter awakens to find herself in the arms of a magnificent Highland warrior. Across his chest is the tattoo of a fiery dragon. And in his heart is a burning passion that, once unleashed, will consume them both…body and soul.

This is a story of destiny and desire, magic and mystery, warriors and lovers.

These are the forbidden cravings of the Dark Kings.

4.5/5 stars

I love dragon shifters and really think there aren't enough books written about them so when I found this series and realized not only are they dragons, but also Scottish ...oh yeah! I liked this book and really liked the world it takes place in. I was kinda worried it was a spin-off series and I would be lost, but thankfully though Ms. Grant's other series were briefly mentioned, I was so into the story it just made me want to check out her other books. Loved Hal and Cassie and can't wait to see which dragon gets the next book.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

In Rides Trouble (Black Knights Inc. #2) by Julie Ann Walker

Rebel with a Cause

Becky "Rebel" Reichert never actually goes looking for trouble. It just has a tendency to find her. Like the day Frank Knight showed up at her door, wanting to use her motorcycle shop as a cover for his elite special ops team. But Becky prides herself on being able to hang with the big boys-she can weld, drive, and shoot just as well as any of them.

Man with a Mission

Munitions, missiles, and mayhem are Frank's way of life. The last thing the ex-SEAL wants is for one brash blonde to come within fifty feet of anything that goes boom. Yet it's just his rotten luck when she ends up in a hostage situation at sea. Come hell or high water, he will get her back-whether she says she needs him or not.

4.5/5 stars

This series just keeps getting better and better. I mean who doesn't want to read about sexy alpha men saving and protecting the women they love? In this installment to the series we get Frank and Becky's story and it was awesome! I love the tension between the two of them not only in this book, but also in the first book, Hell on Wheels. With the amount of banter back and forth and the hot looks you just knew their relationship was going to be combustible and burn the pages up...and that they did. I really liked the way Frank kept trying to be all noble and stay away from her, but they were like two sexy magnets that just kept getting pulled together. These two definitely deserved each other and the set-up for the next book was great.

I am so excited to read this series and tell people what I think about it because I haven't been this excited about a new series in a long time. Not only is there smokin' hot romance, but there is also a lot of on-the-edge-of-your-seat action. I highly recommend this series.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Fear the Darkness (Guardians of Eternity #9) by Alexandra Ivy

he Guardians of Eternity are embroiled in an epic battle for survival. They are as dangerous as they are sensual—and their lustful appetites are legendary...

Her Visions Lead Her To Danger

Beautiful Cassandra is a Were, a prophet both vulnerable and defiant, blessed with visions that portend the fate of the world. A rare and delicate creature, Cassie must be protected at all costs. Enter Caine, a powerful cur turned pureblooded Were whose recent tangles with a demon lord have left him in serious need of redemption. Caine is duty-bound to keep Cassie out of danger—and that means resisting his potent urge to seduce her.

And Only He Can Save Her

As Cassie's mysterious visions lead them in and out of danger, Caine believes he has found his true mate, the woman with whom he is bound for all eternity. Cassie is both charmed and frightened by Caine's magnetism, and unsure if he—or her feelings for him—can be trusted. But Cassie can't afford to doubt Cain now. A deadly enemy bent on destruction is closer than they realize—and only they can keep chaos from ruling the world.

4/5 stars

Okay, so I wasn't as excited by this book as I was about the books at the beginning of the series. I was starting to get bored with the Dark Lord storyline. Hopefully, this has been wrapped up and we can get back to more interesting plots. Though this was suppose to be Caine and Cassie's story there was more going on. It seemed that most of the characters from previous books all made an appearance which is how the prophecy said they would defeat the Dark Lord, by all standing together as one. There were few scenes that really stood out, but one was Levit finally getting a little action. There wasn't as much romance in this book as the previous, but considering we knew ahead of time that these two would get together I guess we didn't really need the romance to be the main storyline. It seems as if we can get possibly two more books out of this series. One on the Clan Chief of Las Vegas, Roke, who Cassie had a vision about and the second seems to be Santiago and Nefri.