Sunday, January 7, 2018

Review: Petals on the River

Petals on the River Petals on the River by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When outspoken Shemaine O’Hearn arrives in America her life is far from the privileged one she held back in England. Wrongly accused by her enemies and now an indentured servant to a man with a shadowy past, Shemaine needs to escape her confides and return to the life she knows. Gage Thorton was in need of a nanny but Shemaine was not what he was expecting nor did he expect the desire that came with her.

Once again Woodiwiss does not disappoint in this enigmatic tale of conspiracies and attempted murders. Gage is a hero to love with his mysterious past but easy going manner and Shemaine is a strong lead in this male dominated time. Woodiwiss lets Shemaine’s own character shine through creating an adventure and love standing against lies and betrayal.

View all my reviews

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Review: Surrendered

Surrendered Surrendered by Evangeline Anderson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Commander Thornex is on a mission to find out information about the Hive but to do that he will have to go undercover as a body slave on Yonnie Six, a place where men are regarded as a lesser being. He is surprised by the mistress he is sold to, Mistress Neh'sanna is like nothing he expected to find on the planet. Her views of men are not entirely aligned with those of the other mistresses. As she teaches Thorn how to give up some of his control, Thorn finds that he does not want to lie to her anymore. But his deception might cost him everything.

Even though I think the hive is one of the creepiest villains that has come up in the series, I think the author is starting to go more back to the root of the series. We get the character interplay and the big picture story moving forward. For a while it seemed as if the character books were just offshoots.

I love at the end how we get to see more of shadow. Ever since practically the beginning of the series the author alluded to the fact that he was different and special and it has been so many books since we really got back to him.

View all my reviews

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Review: One Bite Per Night

One Bite Per Night One Bite Per Night by Brooklyn Ann
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Vincent Tremayne, Lord Vampire of Cornwall, likes his solitude. When the Dowager Countess of Morley calls in a family pact made ages ago and asks him to become guardian of her American granddaughter, Lydia Price, Vincent is honor bound to agree. He plans to get the little American wed off as fast as he can, although, when he meets her his plans start to change.

I really liked the frustrated angst that Brooklyn Ann put Vincent through. The story made the character seem more real. I absolutely adored Lydia with her positive personality and go with the flow attitude. I definitely would not have been okay being trust upon a stranger because my family did not want to have me around.

View all my reviews

Friday, June 30, 2017

Review: The 9th Judgment

The 9th Judgment The 9th Judgment by James Patterson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

When a jewelry thief is accused of a murder she didn't commit she has to find a way around her unfortunate circumstances. On the other hand, there is a murderer killing innocent ladies and their babies with no end in sight. Of course, sergeant Lindsay boxer is caught up in the middle.

I thought the baby killer angle was interesting, it certainly rubbed the characters into a more emotional state. It is bugging me that it still seems as if Lindsay is on the fence about her relationship with Joe and liking Richie, even though he is daring one of her best friends.

View all my reviews

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Review: Redemption

Redemption Redemption by Erica Stevens
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Even after a year since the humans were freed, Jack has struggled with himself over his haunting memories. He is content to travel the outer lands ensuring that all the laws are being met, that is until he encounters Hannah. Hannah has been living with a secret all of her life and has been stuck in the town of Chippman with nowhere else to go. Life is pretty much at a standstill until Jack comes to town and intends to liberate them all.

This has been my least favorite book of the series. After the excitement from the first four books and the adventure in them this book fell flat to me. Not that I don't like Jack but his story was blah. I was not big on the plot progression and the development of the characters. It was interesting to see how the world had changed after the vampire war.

View all my reviews

Friday, June 23, 2017

Review: 4th of July

4th of July 4th of July by James Patterson
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

2.5 Stars

As a case comes back to haunt Lindsay from her past, Lindsay's life is turned upside down with one decision.

This has been my least favorite book of the series. Following from what happened in the last book I felt some of the characters were done a disservice (view spoiler) This book was also the slowest yet out of all of them.

I did really like Lindsay's progression in relationship with Joe. She also has the worst case of luck out of anyone I have ever heard of. If this much stuff has happen to her within four books I can't wait to see how she survives the rest of the series.

View all my reviews

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Review: 3rd Degree

3rd Degree 3rd Degree by James Patterson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

War is on. Lindsay finds herself in the middle of yet another series of kills and this time the killer is bent on starting a war.

I actually enjoyed this book a lot more than the other ones in the series so far. This one kept me on the edge of my seat the whole entire time and I felt as a reader I was more interested in this plot line the the others. There were also a lot of surprises in this book for me regarding the characters. Some of the plot points went by really fast but Patterson was still able to keep the reader (or at least me) invested in the overall story.

(view spoiler)

View all my reviews