Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Night Unbound (Immortal Guardians #5) by Dianne Duvall

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I was given Night Unbound for an honest review by Net Galley

Lisette d'Alencon has fallen hard for Zach, and elder like Seth, but she was ordered to stay away from him and never mind that she hasn't seen him for weeks, except in her dreams. When he shows up injured she has to save him even if it angers Seth.

Zach is as old as Seth, who had at one time been his friend, and not matter what he does he seems to piss off Seth, who thinks he is guilty of bringing mercenaries back to Seth door. Only now there is a new group and they have learned a thing or two and are transforming their own men to vamps and there is a traitor but it is not Zach and he isn't about to stay away from Lisette to prove it.

Together, Lisette and Zach prove that they both never betrayed the Immortal Guardian or Seth but it will come at a very steep cost. Hopefully they find the betrayer before anyone else has to die, please tell me no one else will die, that just broke my heart.

I am finished, where is the next one? Dianne, please finish it before Roland and Sarah start bugging me to read their story again, pleeeease ;) Thank you for giving me a chance to get to know Seth, Zach and all the Immortal Gaurdians; imagine my surprise that we learned some of Seth secrets, that was very much worth reading. Although I wish that the next book was available as I was sad to finish this book and patience between books in not one of my strong points.

I think the best part of all of Dianne Duvall's book that even thought the main story is about the current couple in question (Lisette and Zach), she still manages to include everyone else's story as well for example Marcus and Ami. It's interesting how they sort fall to the background but are still front and center in a lot of ways and I think that is what makes the Immortal Guardian series such a three dimensional world unto itself.

My favorite quotes were rather easy to pick this time as one was rather split up I decided to beg forgiveness and share the whole thing and the other, well, who would have thought Sheldon had it in him.

“I don’t know about you,” one of the new vamps said in his room, “but I’m pretty sure even total mind-fuck madness wouldn’t make me risk that guy chasing me down and tackling me while he’s naked and has a hard-on.”--New Vampire
“Standing around, snickering like a group of ten-year-old boys looking at a dirty magazine for the first time. Grow the fuck up and leave her alone.”--Sheldon

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Dianne Duvall's Immortal Guardians protect humanity from unspeakable horrors--but their hearts are as fragile as any mortal's. . .

For centuries, Lisette d'Alençon has been a warrior against the dark. She fights alongside her brothers and comrades. But when the dreams start coming, she can't bear to confess them to the Immortal Guardians' command. Dreams of a dark-haired man with soft eyes and brutal wounds, a man her heart aches for--and a man she knows has been declared a traitor.

Zach is an exile, a loner. He won't defend himself against false accusations or grovel to those who should have faith in him. But he'll damn sure defend the woman who kept him sane against a plague of super-vamps that seems to have appeared from nowhere. The Guardians will blame him, and that will make Lisette suspect, too. With life, death and eternity on the line, who can they really trust?

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All Romance

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Zara's Second Chance (One More Time #1) by Mya Larose

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Zara Miller considers herself a full figured woman who had a disastrous relationship with her first boyfriend; and add to that she has a mother who can resist making her feel bad about her weight. When she is accidently ran over by her hotty of a next door neighbor he becomes her fantasy man when she whips out her battery powered boyfriend. She is sure he wouldn't want a woman like her so she avoids him. But with her best friend egging her on she decides to quit running and give him a chance.

Peter Adames has it real bad for his sexy next door neighbor but she won't even give him the time of day. Then one morning he discovers he is out of coffee, now all bets are off and he is going to borrow coffee from her and make his move.

Over all I did like Zara's Second Chance's main characters and the bedroom scenes were certainly rockin' out he steam. The main character were well written but I am wondering what Mya could do with it, if she ever decided to expand the story to add more suspense when it came to the stalker, especially since the story was so focused on Zara and Peter is seemed like the stalker aspect was just tossed in for a touch of drama but it wasn't. I think Claire's involvement should have been a bit more prominent to add that drama and that Peter should have sensed she was stalking him.

I would have probably given Zara's Second Chance a three star rating but unfortunately there were enough editing issues that I can only give her a two star rating but if Mya ever decided to update and fix those edits I will be more than happy to re-evaluate this story.

Mya, please don't take this as I don't like Zara's Second Chance because I actually do like the story line, instead take it as I know you can make it better.

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I don't think the woman fits the story line

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Curvy Zara Miller always knew something or someone was missing in her life. She needed a man who could appreciate her figure and who she could rely on to be there for her. Slowly she fell under Peter Adames's spell and soon her body burnt with a need she thought she didn't have. She knew only he could satisfy her deepest desire. However, she hid her love for him until she could trust him.After suffering through a bad relationship where her ex picked on her "weight" issue. She didn't know he was already determined to make her his own. His desire to have Zara's curvy body beneath his reached the breaking point. The uncertainty in her eyes tugged at Peter's heart. He had to convince Zara that he was the right man for her. When he had her in his bed, he planned to keep her there until the past evil struck. Could Peter convince Zara his feeling towards her was true? Or would the tragic event kill their last chance for love?

Play Me #1: Play Me Wild by Tracy Wolff

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I was given Play Me Wild by Net Galley for an honest review

Aria Winston is the daughter of a mafia family who has turned her back and her name so she can live as normal a life as possible in Vegas while her sister is still alive. Taking a job as a cocktail waitress to pay the rent and stay close to her sister while getting pawed and bruised really sucks but hey it's a job. When she gets fired for doing the right thing the owners son steps in and says she isn't fired so now the question is what does he want from her and no way is she giving it to him.

Sebastian Caine gave up a job he loves to come home and take care of his sick father's casino. He isn't there a week before some ass-hat tries molesting his female customer right there on the high-roller floor. And he has to deal with a wrongfully fired waitress that sends his body into over drive.

Wow, I didn't think I would get that many words into the description given how short the first part is. And even thought I personally didn't care much for the story line, Play Me Wild is a well written story. Chapters five had some typos but for editing complaints that can't be too bad especially from someone who flips out when there are editing issues. I did expect some seriously steamy moments but was denied those but got the impression that the intent was there and it might turn out to be worth reading the rest of the series but alas I only requested the first and the last books and I have a feeling that books 2 through 3 will be the really meat and potatoes of this series.

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The cover implies a steamy book only to deny you but hey it got me to look ;)

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The blurb certainly does fit Play Me Wild

Where you can purchase Play Me Wild
All Romance Ebooks

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My name is Aria Winston. I’ve fought desperately to escape the seedy underbelly of Las Vegas. Now I’m on my own, in control of my own life and my own destiny . . . just the way I like it. Until Sebastian Caine changes everything.

Working as a cocktail waitress at one of Vegas’s hottest five-star casinos means putting up with a ton of bad behavior from the big spenders. But it pays the bills—and that’s all that matters to Aria, who needs every last dollar to escape from her father’s destructive grasp and the brutal man he expects her to marry. But when she lashes out against a billionaire who won’t take no for an answer, she nearly loses everything—until Sebastian steps in. The owner’s son and handpicked successor, Sebastian is dark, sexy, and kinder than any rich man should be. And when he apologizes and offers to keep her job safe, Aria can’t help the way her body reacts to his. Suddenly her job, and the security it brings her, isn’t the only thing Aria wants.