Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Billionaire Dragon Shifter's Mate (Gray's Hollow Dragon Shifters #1) by Zoe Chant


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Cara seems to have a pretty lonely life and even given the chance to never be alone again she isn’t willing to just jump right into anything with someone she has just met. And the only heart pounding events happened at the beginning and when she learned that dragons really existed. The sex scenes more like a little pet and tickle like someone was impatient to get to the main event. I always tell my husband that it’s all about the foreplay because if the foreplay is good the sex will be steaming of the page in a great book. The really sad thing is The Billionaire Dragon Shifter's Mate could have gone in any direction and added some interesting dimensions to the story and characters but it went nowhere really and then it just ended.

The Billionaire Dragon Shifter's Mate is not a bad book but it is not a great one either, but at least editing won’t be factored into my rating of this story.

Book Cover Rating
As I wrote this review I kept looking at the cover because this a book that I chose and it was the cover that caught my eye. Now as I give it my full attention by changing the size to make it bigger and smaller I find it interesting because as I get older my eyes play tricks on me, some are cool and some are not so cool, this time it was interest because when the cover is smaller the background looks more animated and unreal making the cover feel contradictory because the model is clearly a real human Then I enlarge it and it really looks like the model had his picture taken in front the trees and that the dragon the clearly not real still looks darn close to real. This cover is probably my favorite part of this whole book.

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Curvy Cara Linley left her boring life in Iowa in search of adventure, but she only found loneliness in new and different places. She thinks there's no fairy tales left for a girl like her-- until she gets stranded on a mountainside, and a gorgeous hero comes to her rescue.

Billionaire dragon shifter Gus Gray has all the treasure a dragon could desire, but even his hoard of glittering gold has lost its shine, with no mate to share it with. Can an ordinary princess and a lonely dragon find their happily ever after?









Saturday, March 18, 2017

Billionaire Husband by Sam Crescent


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Addie’s family and Shaun’s family decided that they would be stronger together and arranged for this to happen by making Shaun marry Addie who feels she was the second choice little does she know how far off the mark she is.

Let’s try this yet again, and yes, writing this review is not proving to be easy because there is the three-year silent, arranged for money marriage and the self-centered crazy ass parents. I can’t decide which one to start with but then I start thinking about the steamy bedroom scenes and want to take a break with my husband in the bedroom. Then that brings me to a question that just popped into my head that I actually did ask my husband. That questions being ‘do men really need to have anal sex with their women to really feel like they are claiming them as theirs or is it a writer’s thing?’ His response was no it is not necessary for claiming the woman, so it must be an author thing. Don’t get me wrong because the scene was hot but I have a curious mind and when questions like that pop into my head I just have to ask. Now about those crazy ass parents, I am thinking they would get along great with Andrew Wyatt (the poster parent of bad parents) from Blackmailed by Annmarie Mckenna. Because the fact that Shaun and Addie’s parents could stoop so low as to sell them out to the press just because they care more about what they want then what their children need and want puts them on that poster with Andrew Wyatt. I really didn’t like the parental units they are truly horrible unfeeling jerks. Now for the three years of silence in the marriage, how the hell did they do that, I had a hard time deciding who I felt sorrier for, Shaun or Addie, because they are both downed to earth and I really do like them both, so I kept wishing that they were both adopted and that they both had better parents out there.

Sam Crescent is an amazing author who has written a very readable book that I will more than likely read again. I had planned to give this book a four-star rating only Billionaire Husband has a few edits that bring the rating down to a three-rating.

Book Cover Rating
I keep going back to look at the cover of Billionaire Husband and I can see that the cover artist was going for steamy to cover the fact that the female model does not fit the physical description of Addison.

Book Blurb Rating
The blurb definitely sold me on Billionaire Husband.

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Shaun and Addison married to secure the future of their families' respective billion dollar companies. They’re expected to stay married, and produce children. In the beginning, Addison waited for Shaun, but when she saw it was going to be a loveless marriage, she found passions elsewhere in her cooking.

Shaun had hoped for a good marriage. When he discovers his wife is as cold as her family, he only stays long enough to do his duty as a husband. When he sees his wife on a television interview, he discovers a whole new side to Addison that he’d only hoped existed.

Away from their families, can these two people find true love? Shaun is determined to be more than a billionaire husband, but can Addison allow herself to fall for a man she knows nothing about?











Saturday, March 11, 2017

Out of the Dark (The Grey Wolves #4) by Quinn Loftis


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Out of the Dark starts where Just One Drops ends pretty seamlessly, and just things just go from bad to worse.

I have spent the last week pouring over my notes and trying decide what and how I wanted to write this review. Don’t get me wrong I loved Out of the Dark but I had so many personal thoughts running in tandem with my thoughts about this book and at one point they converged in one thought “the hits just keep coming” which gave me an epiphany of sorts, I think, I am still contemplating the phrase as it pertains to my personal stuff but for the book it was the perfect phrase. At the end of Just One Drop, the Jen was missing and the rest of the pack had just escaped a deadly magical fire which is where the beginning of Out of the Dark starts and where things progressively get worse. But the thing that I like the most about this story is that through everything the pack stays tight and are there for each other trying to cope with the ever-growing threat and nonstop nightmare. As they plot and plan on getting one of their on back where she belongs and gear up for a war against some crazy evil bitch, they manage to find small pockets of happiness to cherish. I can relate to the later as my family is still living a nightmare, where the hits keep coming but we cherish the good moments even as we miss the one we lost. I believe that fact that I can relate to that small part of the story is what drew me to reading the Grey Wolves series again and keeping me engrossed and connected, even as my excuse was to re-read the series as I discovered there were new books in the series.

There really wasn’t anything about Out of the Dark that I didn’t like except perhaps the odd sort of double standard that exists in this young adult book the older teenagers probably read. What I mean is that when it comes to the violence Quinn Loftis is very graphic but the bedroom scenes are very vague, given her target audience I find that interesting, because given my occasional moments of orneriness I get could miles out of why is it ok have the graphic violence and not the sex scenes, I mean why one and not the other and the couples in question are married. I do understand why but the stirring of the proverbial pot would’ve been very entertaining to me at one time, now not so much, I would be able to keep up like I used to. My rating for this book would have been a five-star one because there wasn’t really anything I didn’t like about this story until I counted the edits but thankfully those edits only cost this story one star.

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LOL I seem to find several quotes in this series that I think are funny and given that my heart is still in a dark place, with the death of Shanny, I am grateful for any humor I can get. In Out of the Dark I had many to choose from but this one stood out more than the others and had me thinking that my oldest daughter would love Jen and her brilliant vindictive mind.

"Okay, so let me get this straight. You want to show Dec pictures of his mate butt naked, pawing all over him, while he looked like he wanted to crawl under the bed? The same Jen who put K-Y Jelly all over the cars of the cheerleaders, put condoms over their antennas, and then wrote 'cheerleaders got rhythm' on their window shields last year for laughing at her Beauty and the Beast backpack? The same Jen who broke into the field house, got the field chalk, and drew a picture of a girl's breasts and put 'nice rack' underneath it just because the team's mascot we were playing was a Buck?"—Jacque

Book Cover Rating
I have been thinking about the covers since I started reading the series and for the most part I like them enough to give them three stars but I kind of feel like something is missing from them. I am still reading through the series so hopefully some insight will come to me as to what I feel is missing.

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Darkness has descended on the Transylvanian Alps.

Four packs of the powerful Grey wolves – in a rare show of cooperation – had joined together here in an effort to help their pack members find true mates. Then they were betrayed by one of their own – an Alpha hell-bent on becoming the most powerful of the Canis lupis. And though the wolf's assassination attempt on the currently-reigning Romanian Alpha failed, his plans to get Decebel, the Romanian Beta, out of the picture were coming together even as his treachery was discovered. The wolf fled, leaving destruction, death, and a missing mate behind him.

Unbeknownst to the other packs, the wolf has employed a witch to finish the deadly job and help him gain another tool to increase his power. A curse of devastating proportions will cripple Decebel in a way that may dissolve his fragile bond with Jennifer. Meanwhile, injured and alone, Jen has been fighting for her life. She had come to terms with her fate, accepting that she would not share a life with Decebel, until help came in the most unexpected form...

Vasile will have to use all his resources – including Sally, the new gypsy healer of the Romanian pack – to discover a way in which to destroy the witch, lift the curse from Decebel and reunite him with the one woman who makes him whole, and solve a mystery that's been surrounding the Romanian pack for 300 years.