Friday, August 22, 2014

Review: Raziel

Raziel by Kristina Douglas

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The plot? I loved it. It was different enough from the usual angel/demon thing to make it enjoyable and interesting. The romance? While I appreciated all the effort taken in regards to the sex I wasn't very keen on it. Their first sex scene was way too close to being forced on her for my peace of mind and I can't help thinking she would've chosen differently if she'd been allowed, which she wasn't because he used his powers on her so she couldn't move. For me, it doesn't matter if she ended up enjoying it. A lot. What matters was that she said no and he ignored her. NO is NO. Not a maybe or please make me change my mind kind of thing. So while I enjoyed their bantering and fights? I think she should've found a way to run. Because no matter how you look at it, she never left because she couldn't and not because she didn't want to. For me, that holds more weight that a bunch of hot sex and some destiny.

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Review: Angel in Chains

Angel in Chains
Angel in Chains by Cynthia Eden

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Main complain about this book. The sex. Don't get me wrong. It, sweaty and boy oh so hot but there is a thing as too much sex and that's what happened here. This couple had sex at every darn turn and it was just ridiculous because it even interfered with the flow of the plot. I'm glad it was so GOOD between them but really? All the time? I actually ended up looking forward for the action scenes with the bad guy. Because Brandt, the bad guy, was one sick f*ck. Gotta give props for such a well built character. Not that the good guys aren't memorable too but this guy? Wow. Sick f*ck I tell you. Now for our main couple, I loved Jade. How could I not when she managed to survive years running from a pack of cats? I couldn't. She was one awesome lady, even as a human. Azrael. Because I didn't read the previous book about Sam and Seline, there was a lot of comments about him and his actions that went right over my head, but I kind of do remember him being a bad guy in the first novel so I wasn't that lost and what can I say, I love a good redemption even if it's not exactly what is expected. So I loved him. A little more slowly and cautiously but there nevertheless. And I honestly cheered when everything went well for them all. Azrael and Jade. Sam and Seline. Tanner. I even hope the good demon doc survives. Am I gonna read the previous book now? Nah. I already know most of what happened and it'd be just a waste of time but I do hope all their happiness lingers.

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Review: An Angelic Meeting

An Angelic Meeting
An Angelic Meeting by Vicktor Alexander

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

First thought when I picked this up? That cover is horrible. Book must be crap. It wasn't total crap but it wasn't all that good either. The way the story was told made it appear incredibly unrealistic and stupid and the fact that Blake simply went along with everything with just a minor freak bothered me to no end. I mean, pregnancy? Angels and demons? Soul-mates? Bonded for eternity? I think it deserved a little more consideration and fear instead of just acceptance specially considering he got shot at right afterwards. Survival instinct anyone?

Rating: 1.5 ★

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Review: The Five Times Raptor Messed With The Bull

The Five Times Raptor Messed With The Bull
The Five Times Raptor Messed With The Bull by Xara X. Xanakas

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Aw. So cute and romantic and heart warming. Not what you'd expect from the title at all but so rewarding. Very good indeed. I absolutely loved Raptor and Bull and the build-up to their relationship. Still way too short tho.

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Review: Taken by the Minotaur

Taken by the Minotaur
Taken by the Minotaur by Isabel Dare

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Ashamed to say I liked this short way too much for my comfort but I couldn't help it. That being said, I am so not wasting my hard won money to keep reading this series no matter what.

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Review: Hazing Moon

Hazing Moon
Hazing Moon by Layla Cole

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I'm ashamed to say I liked it. A lot. But I am also considerably pissed by the cliffhanger. In a short story. Which is already short. So...seriously? I'm not gonna spend 3 bucks to read another short with another cliffhanger that's for sure.

Rating: 2.5 ★ (half star for the end)

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Review: Last First Kiss

Last First Kiss
Last First Kiss by Piper Vaughn

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This story is considerably well written specially taking into account how short it is. Not perfect. Almost impossible to cover every aspect in so few pages but it is good enough to be enjoyable and entertaining. The characters are sweet and their romance seemed particularly satisfying. Still too incomplete though to consider a higher rating. Pity. Could've been a good full novel.

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Review: Las Palabras De Amor - Words of Love

Las Palabras De Amor - Words of Love
Las Palabras De Amor - Words of Love by K-lee Klein

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Not keen on either character much less both of them together. I didn't like how either of them handled their relationship. Lucas letting himself be with someone who used him and his grilfriend for his own desires for years and Danilo for not manning up and decide sooner what he wanted. And his "redemption" wasn't any kind of redemption at all because he ended up almost manipulating Lucas or at least the circumstances with the kid so that they could be together again. Maybe it was supposed to invoke romantic feelings of me or something but I just got angry with Lucas for letting himself get blindsided/handled by the situation and Danilo. A boot up his *ss would've been more appropriate. Both of them. Even if I am a little sympathetic with Lucas.

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Review: Just One Bite: Volume One

Just One Bite: Volume One
Just One Bite: Volume One by Scarlet Blackwell

My rating: 0 of 5 stars

The Unlikely Vampire by Scarlett Blackwell

Well that was an unlikely story for sure. I'm flabbergasted. Yep. You read that right. I think I'd be a little offended if I hadn't laughed so hard.

Sacrifice by JL Merrow

Hmm. I'm pretty sure it was supposed to be incredibly romantic but it fell flat for me. I even feel a little cheated. Not my thing.

One Last Wish by Josephine Myles

Well. Rushed is the word that first comes to mind but it was so short I doubt there was any time to develop it anyway so I enjoyed it. I liked the compassion and sweetness showed.

Mayan Time by Erik Orrantia

Meh. Didn't do much for me.

Fire Can Make It Rain by Nix Winter

Really? I don't know if I should laugh or cry. Seriously. The dialog was atrocious. Wow.

The Hunter and The Hunted by Stevie Woods

Best story in this book by far. I have a thing for frenemies turned lovers and I just loved this couple. I didn't even mind the lack of sex. Too bad it was just a short.

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Review: From the Ashes

From the Ashes
From the Ashes by Daisy Harris

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I'm not certain I liked this story. I liked the couple, I liked Tomas's family and I even liked Jesse's mom but the romance between both of them? How it developed? How it ended? Not so sure about that. For some reason the way Tomas interacted with his own family always put me on edge. How they were all supposed to be amazingly close but never even knew each other all that well. It's hard to swallow (har har har) and put a huge damper on all this. Also made me look at all of them a little differently, beyond what the author was writing, specially Tomas. Maybe that's why Tomas wasn't all much of a hero for me. Now if you told me of a romance between Michael and Rick...I'd be all over it for sure but nope. Michael will fall for another guy. Bummer. Oh well. There goes my interest.

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