Saturday, November 15, 2014

Cowboy Combo by T. Lee Garland

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This book was given to me for an honest review by Dark Hollows Press

Piper has just taking a new job as a personal chef on a working ranch and her new bosses are smokin hot and she is willing to play and hopefully she won't lose her job in the process.

Sam and Shane need a new cook and house keeper so the hire one off the internet and hope for best. What they get is a little cyclone named Piper and they plan to keep her.

Where to begin? The editing wasn't too bad I can count the mistakes I found as I read on one hand so listing them would be too easy. The only error that I saw that I will make stink about is the character switching. It makes me absolutely nut s when I am into a book and it is smooth reading and I come across a scene one character is there and then in the very next sentence it is the other character. There were two such scenes in this book.  How can Sam come inside Piper when Shane is the one doing the boinking? Ugh, that drives me absolutely bonkers never mind wrecking the scene.

When T Lee Garland was describing her characters she did a pretty good job of making Piper reckless with the way the woman drove her truck then dove into bed with man she just met without the use of protection. But for the twins the descriptions didn't feel like they matched their actions.  For example  in the beginning, I figured it would be Shane who took Piper to bed first because he seemed more outgoing and interested but instead it was Sam who seems the more serious "She's here to work" attitude.  Also, I think the story would be better if the threat that came at the end had been more prevalent early on.

I think the best part of this whole book were the sex scenes but even those could use some tweaking i.e. make the foreplay more graphic and last longer.

Overall not one I will probably ever read again but it does have some potential.

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Short, sweet and to the point just the way I think a good blurb should be.

Book's Blurb
Sam and Shane are twin brothers who own The Smoking “S” Ranch. When they hire a personal chef they expect “Aunt Bea” from Mayberry but what they get is petite and sassy Piper. She takes one look at the hot duo and knows she wants them in her bed. The brothers know a good thing when they see and taste it and no way are they letting her out of their lives or their bed. But the brothers have a secret and trouble soon looms. Can this spunky little girl save the day and keep her new found loves?

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Healing Souls (Soldiers of Pearl #2) by Dixie Lynn Dwyer

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Cora spent three years on the run with her family and now she is still trying to recover from Anthony's last brutal attack that almost cost killed her. Now she lives with anxiety attacks and trying to rebuild herself and her family just knowing she will be alone forever. With the help of Brock, one of her sisters men she finds a job but the men she works for are big and hard and she feels week and scared.

Blade doesn't trust women thanks to his ex-wife he thinks they are all conniving bitches and that includes Cora.

Beau is still recovering from injuries he received from his last mission and feels like he has nothing to offer Cora, whom he has been watching for a while.

Avery and Asher are tired of hopping from woman to woman but they don't think have anything to offer any woman but they want a committed relationship with Cora.

Cason is convinced Cora is the answer to his teams desires for a committed relationship if he and his team could break through the walls she has up to protect herself.

I just had to read this book right away, after being bummed with Invasion of Hearts; I was looking for redemption and thankfully found it. There weren't as many editing issues and only one bedroom scene that had the twins mixed up. Everything else was solid, the characters to poppin, the story line was consistent with Invasion of Hearts and the bedroom scenes were steaming hot.

The only thing holding Healing Souls back from a five star rating are the editing errors.

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I think the cover fits the book but doesn't really stand out. It was the author, who is a favorite of mine, and the blurb that got me buying this book.

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I really like the rating and couldn't wait to read Healing Souls.

Book's Blurb:
Sometimes the greatest fight one has, is the one within themselves. Cora only knows abuse and pain. She no longer believes that any man would want her after all she has sustained. Her focus is on her children and making a future for them of love, safety and security. She’s determined to be independent, to resist the anxiety attacks that rule her life, and to start anew.

When her sister challenges her capabilities, Cora sets out to prove her wrong. She never expects to win the hearts of five very intimidating, personally scarred soldiers. But the connection they feel, the shared losses, the vulnerability and challenges, are common between them. The love and compassion they show toward her children alters her belief that these men are cold hearted commanding men. Can she identify and accept true love, when it appears out of nowhere? Or are the scars of her past too deep to let anyone in? When danger appears closer then feared, Cora could lose it all.

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Friday, November 7, 2014

Scar (Pack Rulez #1) by Kassanna

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Fre is eager to start her vacation as soon as she is done with work for the night when practically accosted by a patron and find a puppy locked in a car being neglected. She rescues the puppy, gets pulled over by the cops and then kidnapped. What away to start a vacation.

Alpha Rhys' son was just kid knapped and when luck returns his sun in the form of Fre. He is determined to keep her if for no other reason than her protection because the men who stole his son will track her to find the boy. Plus he just wants her.

I really like how this book wasn't clutter with unnecessary information and get right down to the nitty gritty. I thought that Wallis needed therapy for his inability to understand the word "No" and Lori could use lesson on loyalty and how not to be cruel to children but since both ended up dead I guess that is poetic justice. Keen is the cutest kid and his Dad should probably be thanking him lol.

I will most likely read this one again. 

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Rhys Blaidd is Alpha to the Volkshire Pack. He and his people have kept to the fringes of the shifter world, his clan a pack of sentinels, known as war wolves. When an attempt to kidnap his son pulls him back into the politics of the wolf packs, hard decisions are made.
Fre Niles is a stripper that saved a puppy from an irresponsible owner. Her one kind act has now thrust her into the shadowy world of shifters and thrown her between two rival wolf packs.
Protecting his people is paramount but one whiff of Fre’s scent and a taste of her body... To keep her he may have to start a war.