Friday, January 30, 2015

The Hob (Gray Court #4) by Dana Marie Bell

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Michaela Exton is a Pediatric Nurse who has been obsessed with The Hob her entire life. Imagine her surprise when she finds out that he not only exists but that he belongs to her as well.

Robin Goodfellow has been hoping he would find his truebond for a long time and now that he has found her, how will he keep her safe and alive despite Shane Dunne's prophecy? Especially, when she does crazy things; like rushing in to save a Red Cap's life.

I am so glad this was one of the books that I was reading 'for me' because I got to really enjoy it my first time reading it. And I have to ask, how in the world does Dana write bedroom scenes that make even my phone (where my reading app is located) get all steamy? Wow, I think need to buy a fan to keep on hand when reading the bedroom scenes.

Even though Dana's attention the detail is nearly flawless most of the time I need to know who is really older Shane or Leo? They seem to trade off being the older sibling from one book to the next. Other than that the characters vibrant personalities carry over from one book to the next consistently. I really enjoyed reading Robin's reaction to Michaela's head long rush into what he perceived as dangerous situations and her ability to manipulate him into her getting her way.

Favorite Quote:
“I’m certain thousands live in fear of your mighty fists of death.”--Robin

Book Cover Rating
I really do like the cover. The clothes are something I could picture the hob wearing, although I think if the Hob were posing for a picture he would have a more mischievous grin on his face to mask his more serious side but then again when you look at the fact that he is Oberon's Blade this picture does fit best with the story line.

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When I read the books blurb, I could sense that it is well thought out and worded in a way to give you just enough teasers to wet the imagination and get you excited about reading the book.

Link to where you can The Hob (Gray Court #4)

Book Blurb:
When the Black Queen kidnaps one of the White Queen’s nephews, Robin Goodfellow is sent to ensure that the young prince safely returns to the bosom of his family. True to his role as Oberon’s Hobgoblin, he is ready for anything…except meeting his truebond, the very delicious, very human Michaela Exton.

Michaela has dreamed about a flame-haired rogue named Robin Goodfellow since she was a little girl, but everyone knows Puck doesn’t really exist. In real life, it’s a dark-eyed man named Ringo who makes her heart beat faster.

She is closer to her dream man than she thinks, and nobody knows it better than Robin, who wears the guise of Ringo. But there’s competition for her love in the form of Lord Raven, who holds a secret that will rock the foundation of Robin’s world. As a Black Court delegate does the unthinkable, leaving an enraged, grief-stricken Robin hanging onto his humanity by a thread, only Michaela has the power to bring him back from the killing edge—if she survives.

Code Name: Nina's Choice (A Warrior's Challenge #3) by Natasza Waters

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I was given Code Name: Nina's Choice for an honest review by Manic Readers

Mace Callahan is very much in-love with Nina Samson and wants to be her guy and the father of her 8 year old little girl. But with every little thing that falls in their path he throws up road blocks and can't seem to stop himself.

Nina Samson love Mace with everything that she has and when he comes home injured she will do or sacrifice anything to make him better. Even recruit his best friend to make IT happen, including letting him go to another woman. But just when things start working and the world is going in the right direction a blast from her past threatens her future with Mace and the life of her daughter. I would not blame her for giving up and counting her losses but her determination, courage and love keep her fighting the good fight for their future.

I am really glad that Mace finally pulled his head out of his ass and got it together because for a while there I thought that the lying baby daddy was going to do something stupid, oh wait he did do something stupid only to get his sorry butt kicked.

I love everything from the back story to the steamy bedroom scenes and as I have already ready Code Name: Luminous I was really glad to see how Tony and Lumin met. Most of all I really love the authenticity of the characters that makes them seem so life like, Natasza put a lot of detail into everyone of her characters, you can just tell she put a lot of thought into them.

I am so reading the other books in A Warrior's Challenge series, Natasza is an amazing writing. I told my Navy daughter, who is stationed in Coronado that about this series and how it portrayed Naval men as horn-dogs and she said that it was true they were and I about died laughing at her response before reminding her to be safe.

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Links to where you can purchase Code Name: Nina's Choice
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Book's Blurb
Nina Samson, an analyst working at Coronado Base Command, lands in Navy sniper Mace Callahan’s lap like an I.E.D. Two weeks of fiery passion with the lithe redhead, and the self-proclaimed bachelor raises the white flag.

Arriving in San Diego, Nina, a single mother with an eight-year-old daughter, spots danger ahead. Mace’s Hollywood goods looks and wicked smile makes her heart run a zip-line of crazy. Lust for the sexy SEAL swiftly turns to fear when he deploys to Syria for a mission.

Mace returns home angry. Believing his injury destroys their future, unable to pleasure any woman, especially one like Nina, he tries to sever their relationship. She deflects every round Mace fires at her heart, determination controlling the helm. Just as the seas calm, fate advances. Another warrior sets his sights on her. Mace will wage war for her heart, but it’s “Nina’s Choice”.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Alpha Bully (The Alpha Shifter Collection #5) by Sam Crescent

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Marshall Briggs and his friends spent most of their school career bullying the chubby girl Scarlett Fields. His dad had told him he needed to be nice to people because he never when it could come back to bite him in the ass if he didn't. The first day of school after becoming a wolf, he discovers how right his father was and his mate all in the same day. Now his mission is to make one Scarlett Fields forgive his stupidity and trust him so he can make her his.

First, Sam Crescent this is so totally unfair. I have this huge list of books that I need to read before I can enjoy reading something I am not asked to read and what do you go and do? HHMMM, well?

Fine I will tell you... YOU had to go and write a book that drew my attention so much that not only did I just have to buy it but I had to drop everything else and read it on the spot. LOL Thankfully this book was worth it. I didn't think I cared for the beginning much so I skipped to the end and read the last half of the book only to go back to the beginning and read the entire thing.

Guess that tells you that I really liked about Alpha Bully now to what I didn't like. There was a missing word or two that threw off the sentences and words with missing letters. Then there is issue of the 'he' snuggling into the 'him' who happens to be Marshall which brings the question of who is the 'he' snuggling Marshall? Over all I would really like to give Alpha Bully a five star rating because I will probably read it again but the edits are enough to reduce the rating to four stars.

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Link to where you can purchase Alpha Bully
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Book's Blurb
What would you do if the boy who bullied you for a long time suddenly showed an interest?

Marshall Briggs is an alpha wolf—and a bully. He’s tormented Scarlett for as long as he can remember. When he turns eighteen all of his senses are awakened. It’s his final year of high school, and he can’t wait for it to be over.

Then he scents his mate, and Marshall is shocked. The girl he’s bullied is in fact his mate. Everything has changed. Now he must show to Scarlett he’s a changed man, one who will do everything to keep her close.

Marshall Briggs is suddenly being kind to her, and Scarlett is more confused than happy. How can she trust him? Is it another joke he’s playing on her?

Marshall definitely has a fight on his hands to get from bully to boyfriend.