Oct
28

Hot Rebel by Lynn Raye Harris  (Hostile Operations Team #6)

By · Comments (0)

22886634

Series Synopsis:

Victoria Royal is a traitor. Or so the U.S. government believes. Victoria was once a promising sniper in the Army, but now she’s gone rogue—worse, she’s just landed in the middle of a Hostile Operations Team mission in the desert and blasted it all to hell.

Nick “Brandy” Brandon doesn’t expect to run into Victoria when he’s bugging out from a mission gone wrong. It’s been more than three years since she disappeared from the sniper course they were in together, and he’s finally stopped thinking about her killer curves and smart mouth.

But now she’s back—and she’s far more dangerous than Nick ever believed possible… Is she really a traitor? Or is there something more at stake? He has to decide fast—because time’s running out and too many lives hang in the balance…

My Review:

I LOVE Lynne Raye Harris! Her men are perfect & her women are strong. This book is no different, I LOVE Lynne Raye Harris! Her men are perfect & her women are strong. This book is no different, Despite her crappy upbringing, Victoria makes it as a sniper in an Arabic country. One day she kills a target which ruins Nick’s shot for his target. Victoria works for a man with a shady past & the men of HOT want to know who is funding his operation at the same time finding Victoria’s sister. This is one of those “Oh my gosh! You’re a virgin at 26?!” books & the whole connection with Nick Brandon played out beautifully. It ends with on a continuation, but I cannot wait for it to fuel Ice’s book. WORTH every minute reading this book & and definitely a read em all series, only because they are great, and not because they need to be read to understand. I love them Despite her crappy upbringing, Victoria makes it as a sniper in an Arabic country. One day she kills a target which ruins Nick’s shot for his target. Victoria works for a man with a shady past & the men of HOT want to know who is funding his operation at the same time finding Victoria’s sister. This is one of those “Oh my gosh! You’re a virgin at 26?!” books & the whole connection with Nick Brandon played out beautifully. It ends with on a continuation, but I cannot wait for it to fuel Ice’s book. WORTH every minute reading this book & and definitely a read em all series, only because they are great, and not because they need to be read to understand. I love them

Categories : Reviews
Comments (0)
Oct
21

Riding Steele by Opal Carew ~ a 6 part mini series

By · Comments (0)

227185822271858322718584

227185852271858622718587

Published Synopsis:

Being kidnapped by bikers is a harrowing experience, but for some reason, Laurie doesn’t feel as terrified as she should. The leader’s steely eyes soften when he looks at her, and the others in his gang clearly know she’s hands off. But does that include Steele’s hands? Her brain resists him, but her body insists she wants those big hands all over her.

Steele doesn’t know how he wound up in this mess–with a kidnapped woman on his hands and the police hot on their trail. Now he and Laurie are in hiding at an isolated cabin, and Steele has to figure out how to extricate himself . . . and steer clear of his accidental captive whose tight, slinky clubbing attire is making him think all kinds of dangerous thoughts…

This is a 6 book mini novella series…

Categories : Series Synopsis
Comments (0)
Oct
21

Riding Steele: Kidnapped (#1-6 Mini Novellas) by Opal Carew

By · Comments (0)

227185822271858322718584

227185852271858622718587

Published Synopsis:

Being kidnapped by bikers is a harrowing experience, but for some reason, Laurie doesn’t feel as terrified as she should. The leader’s steely eyes soften when he looks at her, and the others in his gang clearly know she’s hands off. But does that include Steele’s hands? Her brain resists him, but her body insists she wants those big hands all over her.

Steele doesn’t know how he wound up in this mess–with a kidnapped woman on his hands and the police hot on their trail. Now he and Laurie are in hiding at an isolated cabin, and Steele has to figure out how to extricate himself . . . and steer clear of his accidental captive whose tight, slinky clubbing attire is making him think all kinds of dangerous thoughts…

My Review:

Warning!! This turns into a very graphically erotic series!!

Part #1

This was a very good intro. to this series. It was short enough and had a great story that draws you into the series.

Craig drunkenly suggests his friends kidnap his sister to protect her from her boyfriend. He has a bad feeling about him. Laurie is on a bad date & an MC club group is watching her. They have no plans to actually kidnap her, but in a freak moment, one member does… It continues there with the introduction of the characters running through this series…

I read it in one sitting & jumped straight into the next one….

Part #2

Holy Shit!! Well… Just saying that I had no warning about the group sex thing that was going to happen!

Laurie runs away & comes upon the the only other female in the group, swimming naked & strange men come up saying they want her. Not Laurie, the other girl. Laurie thinks she’s in trouble & runs for help. Ummm… the girl ain’t in trouble, that’s for sure!

Later, Laurie attempts to run away & gets pretty far.

The more this goes on, the cheesier it gets, but the underlying story is pretty good. I want to know more about Donovan.

Part #3

Now that I have started to read this series, I am compelled to finish. Still the underlying story is pretty interesting & I am going to finish this series, so I know what happens.

After the police bring Laurie back & she still tries to escape, Steele gets mad at her & she asks Raven for help to lure him to her bed… She wants him.

I am getting bothered with the constant “how could a strong & independent woman let a man hurt her & she lets it continue” It’s a question to herself all the time, and I want to know too, because she is seeming pretty wimpy & zeta to me…

This whole thing about passing a woman around freely is just different. Surprisingly, that’s the only issue I don’t like. Everything else is more like “whatever” and move on.

Now, Steele & Laurie have to go on the run.

These books are so short, I can’t really give away the whole story.

Part #4

After being accused of stealing the diamond necklace gift, Laurie & Steele are on the run.  Steele decides to share his woman & it turns into a “Laurie does ‘em all” scene.  Ha! Which made me laugh at the “WTF” factor at the ease in which she participates, so beyond the “Okay, I’ll do it, but I’m afraid to strip in front of them” (not ver betum) hysterical, because she needs a beach towel??   She & Steele fight, he drives off…rides off, sorry! And she has to return the necklace for the charges to be dropped…

Cheesy funny with not much story in this part…

Part #5

With charges dropped after returning the necklace to the police… stupid set-up, her going in alone… Laurie is once again kidnapped, tortured & rescued.

This one was probably the best, with all the psycho-drama & impending doom. Sorry no more group sex here. If this whole book had this kind of suspense going on, it would make for a great dark read. Not that I’m a masochist, but after thinking this series was pretty cheesy, this was ALMOST a redemption.

Part #6

Well, situation over… Laurie with PTSD & Steele working with her… They have to decide their future together & it’s not looking so good.

Summation of entire novella series:

This series, I think is trying to be over the top in shock value, but lacks in the important part of the entire plot. Most seems unrealistic except in some fantasy world. I can see it in the meth world, but beyond that…. Uh nope. Some crazy fool out there, maybe, but good looking people who are described… Hell no. Ain’t gonna happen!

For what I read as a cheesy romance, that can be sold in an adult book store for thrills, this was funny & beyond reality, except for the bad guy. So sad that his was the only realistic character.

Now, I read (present tense) some good erotic novels, this one just had too many WTF factors going on and it’s way to hard to give it a review to a book broken down into mini bits… I think all in one book it may have gotten a better review

Categories : Reviews
Comments (0)
Oct
20

Hunted by D.B. Reynolds (Vampires in America #6.5)

By · Comments (0)

Published Synopsis:

POWER, it comes down to this . . . those who have it, those who want it.

REVENGE, the need for it is a fire in the soul, a goad for the unwise.

HUNTED, the fate of the foolish when they think to become the hunter.

Power . . . Revenge . . . Hunted. The Lord of the Midwest is dead, and the powerful vampires of North America are gathering to choose his successor. The Vampire Council will be there to oversee the competition and to keep the violence to a bloody minimum, including Raphael, who will do whatever it takes to ensure the victor is a vampire he can trust. But someone is determined to stop Raphael and his mate, Cyn, from ever reaching Chicago, a hunter who may soon become . . . the hunted.

My Review:

This series is PNR Crack!! I could OD & be happy, as long as I could read it in heaven! The saddest part are the withdrawls I feel after reading these books, knowing how long I have to wait for the next book!!!

Of course with this major power couple, the hunter… the person after Raphael & Cyn… becomes the hunted. Raphael is not an easy target.

Since I read Aden first, I was very happy to be introduced to him & see him from the beginning. Also, the relationships in the vampire alliances now make sense!!!

Raphael & Cyn are HOT together again & Raphael shows how much he honors Cyn.

Categories : Reviews
Comments (0)
Oct
20

Unforgiven by D.B. Reynolds (Vampires in America #7.5)

By · Comments (0)

Published Synopsis:

ALLEGIANCE . . . the ties that bind. Friendship, duty, blood. TREACHERY . . . when friendship is abused, duty turns to burden, and blood is not enough. UNFORGIVEN . . . because there are some things that can never be forgotten.
Allegiance . . . Treachery . . . Unforgiven.
War is imminent, and a spy has infiltrated Raphael’s estate. But his target is not Raphael; it’s his sister, Alexandra, whose earlier duplicity nearly cost Cyn her life. Raphael and Cyn are determined to play the spy’s game, traveling to Mexico to discover who their enemy is and just how far he’ll go to win. But once Raphael finds his sister, can he take the chance that she won’t betray him again?

My Review:

Geez!! I have totally read these out of order, but that’s kind of ok! Since I read Aden first, I had to back track and figure out what went first.

Whatever you do… read the first two books of the series before you read the novellas.

Raphael and Cyn are HOT as always & it’s great to see that their love will last forever. She is as protective of him as he is to her.

Someone wants Raphael dead & they think it’ll be pretty easy to do. Alexandra is back & she must make a choice & war is coming. This story, which is sooo short, introduces us to the European Council Vampires. WHICH IS AWESOME!! Because now we know this series can last for a while & I’m definitely not tired of it yet!

So much happens in a short story, too much will become a spoiler.

If you haven’t read this series, you really are missing out. It’s one of my favorites!

 

Categories : Reviews
Comments (0)
Oct
20

Her Lone Wolf by Paige Tyler (X-Ops #2)

By · Comments (0)

Published Synopsis:

Leaving him was Impossible…
It took everything she had for FBI Special Agent Danica Beckett to walk away from the man she loved. But if she wants to save his life, she has to keep her distance. Now, with a killer on the loose and the stakes higher than ever before, the Department of Covert Ops is forcing these former lovers into an uneasy alliance…whether they like it or not.

Seeing her again is even worse
The last thing Clayne Buchanan wants is to be shackled to the woman who broke his heart. She gets under his skin in a way no one ever has and makes him want things he has no right to anymore. All he has to do is suffer through this case and he can be free of her for good. But when Clayne finds out why Danica left in the first place, everything he’s tried to bury comes roaring back-and there’s no way this wolf shifter is going to let her get away this time.

My Review:

This was a pretty good book, with an ongoing subplot throughout.

In pursuit of a serial killer, FBI Agent Danica realizes he is a shifter. She calls the DCO; her former employer. They send Clayne to Sacramento to work with the FBI. He is a werewolf. The ugly kind.

BUT he must keep that and the organization he’s working for, a secret. He finds out he has to work with Danica, who was the woman who walked out on him. She is the only one who knows what he is. He is not happy. She had her reasons for leaving & it takes a while to get them out of her. Once she lets it go, I think it gets better.

I personally thought the cover was not so great. The man is not a good looking guy. It kind of ruins the hotness factor!

This series has so much potential & it’s getting off to a great start. I will definitely read more

 

 

Categories : Reviews
Comments (0)
Oct
12

Out of Control by Alexandra Ivy (The Sentinels #0.5)

By · Comments (0)

22718850

Published Synopsis:

New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Ivy quenches your thirst for illicit desire with this seductive tale of the Sentinels—outcast humans with the ability to tread the line between life and death—and pleasure and pain…

Ph.D student Angela Locke has a crush on her sexy professor, Dr. Nikolo Bartrev. When she learns he’s actually a Sentinel with extraordinary powers, she joins forces with him to catch a psychopath. But soon, their hottest pursuit is of each other…

My Review:

This was a great read! It’s short enough to get through it in one night, with a glass or two of wine!

drinking wine

Angela is a student scientist going for her doctorate. She is mooning over “Professor Hottie” Niko. Niko is a Sentinel on the hunt for a murderer. When he is with Angela, he finds he will do anything to protect her.

I read the first book in this series & even though this one supposedly falls first, it could be read anytime. It’s a fast full story unlike the prequels that leave you hanging or just expand on a specific character. I am really glad she is starting another series & not dragging on and on with her other series.

Categories : Reviews
Comments (0)
Oct
09

A Highland Wolf Christmas by Terry Spear (Heart of the Wolf, #15)

By · Comments (0)

18487189

Published Synopsis:

Financial adviser Guthrie MacNeill isn’t a complete Scrooge—he just hates the enormous cost associated with the Christmas holiday season. Needless to say, when his pack hires a party planner to decorate the castle, he’s at his wit’s end. Until Calla Stewart arrives on the scene with her mistletoe in hand.

Calla has never had a client as difficult as Guthrie, but she’s determined to give the pack a Christmas season they will never forget—no matter how much it costs. But when her ex-fiancé begins stalking her and threatening her safety, Guthrie decides to loosen his grip on the purse strings and let out his inner Highland warrior wolf to protect her.

My Review:

**sigh** shaking my head in disappointment.

When I first discovered Terry Spear, I loved her werewolf series. I also loved her Highlander books. This book was totally disappointing. Not only was there no real action, but I was never worried about what the ex-fiance would do, or the secret money problems. Actually, it was pretty stupid. “No biggie. We’ll take care of it. You’re part of the pack now” Really!?! I’d kick someone’s ass! And being a shifter… Kick it in a big way.

I can go on and on about my disappointment, but it would turn into a rant & hurt feelings. Let’s just say this series has been officially dropped from my auto-buy list. Sorry!

Categories : Reviews
Comments (0)
Oct
07

Generation 18 by Keri Arthur (The Spook Squad #2)

By · Comments (0)

Published Synopsis:

COUNTDOWN TO CRISIS

A serial killer strikes every twelve hours. A vampire takes lives at random. At first glance, these tragic incidents seem unrelated. But Special Investigations Unit agents Sam Ryan and Gabriel Stern trace them both back to a military base known as Hopeworth. Is the murder spree part of a cover-up? And are the vampire killings less by chance and more methodical?

The investigation takes an eerie, personal turn when Sam discovers a connection between herself and the victims—and a clue to her own mysterious origins. With the violence escalating and the danger drawing closer to home, the stakes are raised and the mission changes from seeking justice to ensuring Sam and Gabriel’s own survival. And the one person who seems to hold all the answers—about Hopeworth, about Sam’s past—is a mystery man she isn’t sure she can trust. They share a psychic link through her dreams, and he once saved her life, but he may just be the greatest enemy humankind has ever known.

My Review:

So you can understand my review, you need to know a couple things. First, I read about 200 books a year. I jump from series to series & genre to genre. That being said, I CANNOT read series where they are a continuation. I can’t remember even half of the plot from the last book, by the time I get to the next one, if I don’t read them all in a row, without having to wait for the next book. *breathe* Keri Arthur is one of those authors who develop long term characters & plot.

Several plots rolled through this story. Serial murders occurring every 12 hours, a vampire killing at random, the military base has secrets, Sam & Gabriel are fighting an attraction that doesn’t get anywhere & Sam discovers more about her past & develops more paranormally, as well. So many characters happen, but I wasn’t sure if I should already know them, so I spent a lot of time trying to remember & then had an “AHA!” moment that I decided it didn’t matter, I could just pick up as I go. AND THAT made for a great read.

Keri Arthur is a spectacular writer. When I read one of her books, it keeps my attention. This book was full of action & secrets, bloody murder & suspense. It is an amazing read if you are coming straight out of the first book and right into this one. I did not, so I was confused part of the time as to who is who & where they came from. There were characters I didn’t even remember, but rolled with it, like Gabe’s shifter brother, who has assumed a new identity. Sorry.

I did like the characters & I did feel for the characters, like when they are frustrated I was frustrated & so on. Gabriel & Sam having to come to each others’ rescue & Gabriel trying to push Sam away. I would definitely be a Keri Arthur fan, if I could sit & read all of her books in a row without anything else between them. AND if the hero & heroine would hurry up and get together without the “nope. cant do it” back and forth. ESPECIALLY rolling into another book! AHHH!

I did check out the plot for the next book to see if I should eventually go there, and I decided to wait until there is a fourth book. I read that there are no plans to continue the series, so I guess I’m going to be waiting a long time.

Categories : Reviews
Comments (0)
Oct
06

Twisted by Elisabeth Naughton (Eternal Guardians #7)

By · Comments (0)

Published Synopsis:

NickLeader of the half-breeds and the last true hero. He’s spent his life fighting a dark pull toward the gods. A pull he now knows is linked to his father Krónos and the Titan’s plan to escape from the Underworld.

But Nick’s hidden powers are coveted by more than just his father. Imprisoned by Hades, Nick battles every form of torture imaginable as the sadistic god schemes to break him. Only one thing is keeping him sane. One woman who gives him the strength to fight the relentless darkness. She has a dangerous plan of her own, though, and as Nick’s powers grow stronger, even she might not be enough to alter his destiny.

As the fate of the world hangs in the balance, Nick’s allegiances are tested. And no one knows whether he will choose to fight for good or succumb to the sinister lure of evil. Not even him.

My Review:

Cynna sold her soul to Zagreus the son of Hades. Hades wants Nick’s unleashed power & Zagreus can get it through torturing Nick. Hades & Zagreus are debating who owns Nick. Nick won’t cave. The Argonauts now have to find & rescue Nick. And the debates of the previous book work through this one as well.

What makes this book called Twisted is that Cynna is Nick’s torturer and mate…

This is one of those must read series after you get sick of the onslaught of incest in a Sherrilyn Kenyon book. It’s a great transition into something slightly lighter, yet still intense. Every minute, something was happening!

I love these books & I am still going to read them ASA I can get my hands on the NEXT book! I hate waiting between books! This is one of the series that makes me go through withdrawls.

Categories : Reviews
Comments (0)