Saturday, December 17, 2016

Alien Warrior's Mate (Brion Brides #1) by Vi Voxley


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I usually read paranormal books and watch sci-fi but every now and then a chance to read a potentially good sci-fi book pops up and I just have to take a chance…

The Brion are a warrior race that reminds me of the Klingons with their honor and the desire for glory on the battle field. These Brion believe in fated mates and only the males are capable of recognizing their mates, so Deliya is reluctant to invest her time and heart in Darien since it appears that she is not his mate, I can’t blame her for that. But I am really glad she did let him into her room all the same because the steam coming of my tablet from the sexy bedroom scene, that took up several chapters, that was also almost a battle of wills as Darien got Deliya to admit her attraction.

I felt like the author, Vi Voxley, put a lot of thought into every detail of her story, from the snowy battle field of Antara to the valor squares that signify rank and are tied into the emotions of the warrior they are imbedded in. The was a great deal to really like and enjoy about this book and I am looking forward to reading this one, as well as the other books in the series, again at a later date.

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I really love that the attention to detail that went into this book also went into the cover thank you for that. The only thing really missing is the representation of Deliya.

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He's damn impossible and he won't stop at anything to claim her...

Deliya is one of the best of the best. An elite warrior, few things have ever phased her. She works hard and plays hard, all for the day when fates decide it's time for her to meet her fated mate. But what if there's one man in this blasted universe who just won't stop getting under her skin? What if she can't help but lust after him? Fates be damned, isn't that what's important?

Driven to always succeed, Darien is one of the commander's chosen few. Above all his fellow warriors, he serves at the leisure of his general. But lately, someone else has been commanding his time... Mad with need to claim her sexy body as his own, Darien will not stop at anything in his quest to keep Deliya safe. And more importantly, as his own. Fates be damned, he will have that woman.

When death lurks behind every stone and in the hands of every enemy they encounter, can Darien and Deliya find their love, or will death claim them first?










Sunday, December 11, 2016

The Alpha's She-Wolf by K. S. Martin


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The Alpha’s She-Wolf is actually about two sisters who find their mates but only one of the sisters is at the for front of the story while the other is more of a back-ground character.

I apologize for taking so long to get this review written, it seems I was attacked with a case of writer’s block and have been painfully fighting my way through it to get this far into this review.

The story line for the most part was interesting and I enjoyed most of it. The romance between Shauna and Connor was most entertaining. I also enjoyed the twist that came with Naomi and one of Connor’s brothers. I wasn’t too crazy about the twist with Victor, it seemed like it was thrown in at the last minute to add extra drama and reading material. Maybe if Victor had been glimpsed earlier causing trouble then maybe it would felt like it meshed better with the story line. Especially as he seemed to already be clued into Shauna and Naomi’s family tree and heritage. With these thoughts on The Alpha’s She-Wolf have me thinking a three-star rating would be a appropriate for that but then I count the edits which brings me to that part where I argue with myself (yet again) about creating a separate rating for the edits a lone which brings me to considering and overall rating for all those things. Sometimes this argument with myself makes me nuts. Ok, sorry back to the edits; the most popular editing issues in this book were missing quote marks and missing words. For those and the other edits that I found the three-star, review I would love to give this book, will actually be a one-star review.

K. S. Martin if you happen to read this review I want you to know that it truly pains me to give you a one-star review as you are one of my favorite writers.

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The title of this book is The Alpha's She-Wolf so it feels like there is something missing from this cover and it really doesn’t feel like it fits the book.

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Sexy dreams have disturbed Shauna for months now and they are always the same. A man that she can’t see has his arms around her and that leads to other things that keep her from sleep. She’s tired of waiting for him to show up and she’s exhausted from his nightly visits. When he finally does, it is not how she expected and she is more than a little disappointed in his tactics.

He’s finally found her, his mate, and she is nothing like she was in his dreams, only her scent is the same. It should be easy, this mating but she is proving to be more of a challenge than Connor anticipated.

Can they find their way to each other? Or will her expectations destroy what nature intended?




Sunday, November 27, 2016

Payne (The Soldiers of Wrath: Grit Chapter #3) by Jenika Snow & Sam Crescent


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She is pregnant and she loves the baby daddy but he doesn’t feel that way about her, now her only option is to leave…

I am not sure that I like Payne after his physical heavy handed treatment of Vicky’s best friend, Clara. I mean who chokes a woman except maybe a wife beater, rapist or killer, so I mean really if he is supposed to be a decent guy, why would he abuse a woman? This makes me wonder what kind of man Payne really is even though he appears to be good to Vicky. I really like Clara and how she stuck to guns and stood up against Payne even when he was choking the shit out of her. I get why Vicky left Payne but I really think she should have told him why she was freeing him and not expecting anything, it would have been the right thing to do, except then we wouldn’t have this awesome story. Payne’s reasoning for not committing to Vicky was his fear for her safety but the thing is there was no indication that she was in any danger from her association with him or the MC so for me that didn’t wash to well as an excuse, because every indication was that there was peace and the only real danger was to Payne himself if a deal went bad and now that I am following this line of thought I am realizing that he thought he was thinking he was saving her from that? Interesting how the brain follows thought processes to a final conclusion. The bedroom scenes were there but not as page steaming as I would expect but they were enough to tease your senses a bit. Given all of that I still really like this story, I can’t help it, the authors did a great job of sucking me into the story and keeping me there and coming to the end was a real bummer.


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Vicky is in love with Payne. But Payne is a complicated man, and she knows he only sees her as a warm hole to relieve himself in. The heartbreak over that is real, but she loves him too much to stop what they share.

Payne and Vicky are explosive in bed, and he doesn’t want that to stop. But he also won’t admit how he truly feels for her. Maybe he’s a bastard for keeping his mouth shut, but he doesn’t want to ruin what they have by saying anything.

Keeping her at a distance, and only having her by his side when they are between the sheets is what’s best for both of them.

When Vicky finds out she’s pregnant with Payne’s baby, she knows she can’t stay with a man that doesn’t want a commitment. Leaving is the best option for her and her unborn child.

When Payne finds out Vicky left, he realizes how badly he screwed up. Now he’ll do anything to bring Vicky back, and make her his old lady. She’s it for him, and he’ll prove that to her any way he can.








Friday, November 25, 2016

A Bride for Two Tycoons, Part 2: The Promise by Ava Mitchell & Sydney Holiday



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Maddie feels out of place in the Ellis brother’s world and attempts to separate herself from them.

So, I am thinking and asking myself why would two very smart talented writers decide to go and split a story into to two books when it would have been better to publish it as one complete book. This one even starts at Chapter 8, which explains the lack of a cliff hanger in the first book. It was a stretch finding things that I really liked about this book, besides the steamy hot sex scenes. I really got a kick out of the sister, Bea, she was a hoot when she was giving her brothers a hard time. I also liked that there was a bit more action than in the first book with the bad guys being mean, bitchy and downright vicious. The absolute best thing that I could find about this book was there were no typos, misspelled words or inconsistency in this book at all, and for that reason alone I am given this book an extra star in its overall rating.

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Given that this cover is the same one on the first book, making my opinion is the same, while also adding a little creativity does go along way when it comes the cover.

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Madeline Spencer has two things on her mind: securing funding for her non-profit—and the devilishly handsome Ellis brothers, two of the most coveted billionaire bachelors in Male Order, Texas. After a fairy tale courtship full of candlelit dinners and jet-setting getaways, Madeline may just be ready to give her heart to her gallant suitors, but their blue-blooded world may be too rich for someone like her.

Dalton and Garrett Ellis are set on making Madeline theirs forever. They just have to convince her that two real, red-blooded Texas men lie beneath the glamour and wealth—and they will go to great lengths to make sure she knows just how deep their need for her goes. Little do they know that the fairy tale world they’ve so carefully woven can come undone when they least expect it.

As the annual Male Order Cotillion draws near, Dalton and Garrett unveil a sinister plot that exposed dark family secrets and could unhinge the Ellis dynasty and take Madeline away from them forever.