Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Twelve Houses By Olga Soaje
***** Heart Felt Stars!

This was a little bit of a different read for me, and I found I really enjoyed it. Olga Soaje writing style is really beautiful, she draws you in emotionally, and I felt so invested in her characters. Amelia's story is a familiar story of loss of a loved one that is not only your bff, but your lover, confidant and husband.

He made promises.

"You promised you would never leave me. Thirty-five years ago, I looked you directly in the eye and heard, "I will never leave You."

Amelia was so in love with her husband and his death really rocked her world. She is completely devastated and completely lost to the pain, and anguish of losing her husband. A huge part of her died with him when he was gone. Her pain was tangible, my heart ached for her. I can't even imagine nor do I want to imagine that kind of pain and loss.

"I'm lost. I can't...I just can't"...

"I don't want to forget this feeling I want to always feel this love and peace between us."

Her family tries to help her, her two kids are understanding, but see that if she doesn't choose to move on there could be some series problems.

Well then life happens and Amelia is needed by someone else she loves. Now at that T in the road what will she choose to do? What will be the ramifications of those choices for not only her but others?

Really an engaging and heartfelt story of love, loss, making choices, moving forward, and service. As a side note I really enjoyed learning more about the Jewish religion and customs.

Thank You Olga Soaje for letting me read and review your story!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Pure Will by Kristi Pelton
****.75 Sexy Alpha Will Stars!

I know there are mixed reviews on this one. I really did like it. I will have to say though that the first 17% was a little rough. I thought he was an abuser, but I promise that is far from the truth. Will is actually a total hot sexy, alpha male, which I totally loved. The first 17% the writing seemed just a little disjointed, but after that it was fine. Rough start with an amazing ending 4.75 Stars!

Camden and Will have a rocky start, Will is hooking up with her best friend and roommate. The first night as he is doing the walk of shame he sees her, Camden. Little petite angel sleeping on the coach with a pillow thrown over her head. Something about her calls to him, and he wants to see her again, but he doesn't even know who she or her roommate are. They find that they start running into each other at college and decide to see what this feeling they are both experiencing is about. But....they need to break it to her roommate and bff, that they like each other and want to pursue a relationship....

These two were great together both of them are strong, smart, sexy and funny.

"Not simply kiss me either, she straddled my lap as we kissed and I literally giggled like a little girl. I quickly did a check for my man card but it was gone! Toast...."

Will Call it osmosis of sorts. Call it bullsh*&. I don't care she had my heart that's the bottom line.


Camden has a past that still haunts her, some of those fears and insecurities are brought to this knew relationship. Will though is perfect with her, he is just the sweetest thing ever. Everybody else though watch out. I liked the family bond that Will has with his dad and mom. His dad has some heroic moments as well as Will. Yes swoon to both men and their alpha male hotness,lol.

Will too has a past that has lead to some self destructive behavior but Cam seems to be his new drug of choice.
"Her wanting me...needing me was like heroine to and addict. Hearing her say that sealed the deal."

"They think with their peckers. And Cam was living in a Will only pecker zone."

"Her dad needed to know who I was and that he could be relieved of duty...I would take care of her"

And he did take care of her wonderfully!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Alpha by Jasinda Wilder

Just a short little synopsis for you:D

At the end of Falling Under we get a short little chapter on Alpha. Let me tell you I was all kinds of frustrated that, that was all I got. This book is going to be really really good, how could it not be Jasinda wrote it.
Little synopsis:
Kyrie is seriously down on her luck she has lost her father, her mother is in a mental hospital, and her younger brother chooses to stay away at college with his head buried in the sand so he doesn't have to cope with their mother. She just recently lost her job that a temp agency had provided for her. Her bosses boss was a total jerk, and she leaves him with a broken nose. You go girl! Behind on all her bills, about to get evicted, power is turned off, college tuition is due, last yogurt in the fridge will be her dinner....she is near destitute. While looking through the piles of bills the mailman left she notices one that is handwritten with no return to sender. Upon opening she gets the shock of her life $10,000 dollars with n you in the memo. She runs though the mental list of all the things this could fix and help in her life. She is excited and apprehensive because nothing is free. And won't someone come to collect something from her one day. For one year each month she receive and cashes a $10,000 check. The first three come with a message and then nothing after that. Until the anniversary of the letters then someone comes a collecting........

Kyrie's shocked

And I am soooo EXCITED!!

Release date is this April 29! Thanks Tee for that info:D

Teaser from Jasinda

Monday, March 24, 2014

Geek with the Cat Tattoo by Theresa Weir
**** Sam Stars!

I wasn't sure what to think of this one, but the synopsis sounded cute and it was. Sam is a cat in search of a new owner. He finds an owner in the shy geeky Emerson. Emerson struggles with relationships, but Sam is there to lead the way surprisingly. Yes, Sam the cat seems to have matchmaking qualities. Emerson really likes Lola but man he struggles when he is around her. It was difficult to be apart of sometimes, but it was really beautiful and sweet. Theirs was a really sweet and magical love story.

Blindness By Ginger Scott
*****Sexy Cody Stars!

I really fell in love with this story, it mad me happy, sad, mad, and it mad me cry.

Charlie hasn't had it easy her mother was a druggy and her father didn't know she even existed, until the day she arrived on his door step. She is just a little girl and her father is a cop he doesn't know the first thing about raising a child. He tries in his own way, but it isn't very good. Then a situation provides itself and it changes their relationship. He finally figures out how to be a father and from there they grow close. Then fate decides to derail everything and break Charlie's heart. He is gone.
Charlie has a hard time dealing with the loss of her only parent, but she knows it is all her now and she is off to college to become and architect. While there she meets and falls in love with Trevor who is studying law. Honestly I don't know what she saw in him, he is just really boring. But she is in l-o-v-e with him. I think he is more security than anything. The guy still lives with his uptight messed up parent. She losses her roommate and ends up having to move in with Trevor and the parents. She is falling behind in her math class and decides she needs a tutor. From the moment they meet you can feel the electrical current between these two. Cody is hot....he also has some issues do to his motocross days. And he and Trevor no each other really well. They are stepbrothers and totally different in every way. Cody too lives on the property which makes for an interesting story.
The thing I loved about this story was that it had so much heart. Charlie doesn't want to fall for Cody, but she knows he is her soul-mate. She fights and fights her feelings for him. Trevor is good to her and loves her but the connection is just not the same. These characters were so real and believable, I loved them. My heart broke for them and my eyes sobbed for them. Really a wonderful story. There was a lot of things going on in this story, Cody has some one trying to take is car maintenance garage. Cody's friends were a delightful addition to have a secondary characters, loyal through and through. Great story! Loved it!


Severed by Dax Varley
***.5-4 Scary Horseman Stars!

3.5-4 Actual Stars for Young Adult Book

I always thought the story of Ichobod Krane and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow was fascinating. This was a quick fun little read. Katrina is full of all sorts of whimsical dreams of leaving her village and all the adventures she will surely have once she leaves. However her plans are throttled when the handsome Ichobod moves to town. They fall quickly into like/love with one another. There relationship was really sweet. Then enters the crazy Headless Horseman. He is wrecking havoc all through out the village, and among Katrina's friends. He seems to have pin pointed Ichobod as a target. Why? I think this question really had me curious, could he have feelings for Karina and want Ichobod out of the way or something else. There is mystery and mayhem a plenty with a dash of sweet romance.

Heart of Stone by Christine Warren
**** Sexy Gargoyle Stars!

Sexy Gargoyles who new. I don't think I have read a story about sexy Gargoyles before. If they are all like Kees I want more,lol. This was a really fun, sexy, with a little mystery story.
Ella is a little bit of an introvert she doesn't like people, parties or crowds. Occasionally her job as a curator at the local museum puts her in a position to raise funds. One night after one of these events Ella finds a man that she knows in the shadows. He approaches her and doesn't seem to know the meaning of the word no.
This massive Gargoyle statue, Kees awakens from his 1000 year slumber. Kees is confused as to why he has been awaken. All he knows is he needs to protect the human before him. That is his purpose to defend against the demons and protect. He has questions though how and who had awaken him from his long slumber.

This mystical creature turns into...

Kees is really sexy hot!


Ella is more than she knows she is, but what does that mean. Kees has an idea as to who and what she is. He is also surprised at his need to protect her. He isn't use to emotions.
These two were hot together both in the bedroom and out. They work together to fight the evils that are all around as they come to terms with all their feelings for each other.
Really enjoyable read! Look forward to the rest in this series:D