Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Review: Rescued


Rescued
Rescued by Felice Stevens

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Not perfect but made me happy. I really enjoyed it and, unlike other novels, the main character didn't make me want to chuck the book across the room so...yeah. It's good. I found myself laughing with Ryder and Jason, getting sad when they did and definitely getting pissed off by Ryder's mom just like them. I wouldn't have minded a little more of everything and the HEA seemed too good to be true but it was happy and I liked it anyway. Only complain I actually have were the grammar mistakes and such. It wasn't bad but noticeable enough to interrupt the flow.



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Monday, September 29, 2014

Review: The Given & The Taken


The Given & The Taken
The Given & The Taken by L.A. Witt

My rating: 2 of 5 stars



Not sure what to think of this. Honestly? After a while I wanted Levi and Darius together and to hell with Ian and his brooding self which is weird because he was the point of the whole story from the start. I mean, the whole "running" thing was just absurd. I realize it was necessary for Levi and Darius to know each other and fall in love but from my point of view reading about Ian fleeing in the back of trucks, cold and all alone, was boring, irritating and pretty much useless. Then the three of them get together, have sex and Levi has to leave again to save them all. Of course everything goes badly and Selena dies so they can live. My thoughts on that? A little more planning would've done wonders for them and I was not impressed with anything but the sex scenes and only those between Darius and Levi. Ian is just...meh. He does nothing for me. I couldn't connect with him at all and simply don't understand what either Darius or Levi see in him. I admit I'm curious to know more because nothing actually was solved in this book but probably not enough to actually bother reading the next book. Sorry.



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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Review: Dragon's Bloodmoon


Dragon's Bloodmoon
Dragon's Bloodmoon by Scarlet Hyacinth

My rating: 2 of 5 stars



I actually liked the first half of the book more than the last half. I liked the action and the romantic conflicts. When "everything" was somewhat settled between them romantically, I kinda lost interest. Their relationship made no sense. I don't know why they liked each other. I don't know why they thought they were perfect for each other. Then again, I couldn't connect with either character to actually care so...I didn't even care for the sex. That's how bad this was for me. Only part remotely interesting for me was the stuff directly related to the Spirit or whatever. Even that was poorly done and definitely not enough to carry the story tho.



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Friday, September 26, 2014

Review: A Hunter's Desires


A Hunter's Desires
A Hunter's Desires by Stormy Glenn

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



Apart from how everything is all so well achieved and easy this book was actually quite captivating. I didn't much care for either Vaska or Serge but I did like Niko a lot so I put up with them and I can't I wasn't rewarded afterwards. Don't get me wrong, I still don't much care for either of them but they did okay by Niko I guess. Most important however were the other wolves present here. I liked reading about Vadim and Sasha again. I liked meeting Siro. I even liked Ana and her brother. They were all very exciting to meet. And I liked the overall plot. I hope we get to know the endgame soon enough.



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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Review: Heart Song


Heart Song
Heart Song by Stormy Glenn

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



Huh. This was actually one of the best books I've read by this author. Well color me surprised. I was instantly drawn to it soon as I read the blurb but, hey, not the first book I've been excited about and been disappointed afterwards so I wasn't all that hopeful. Glad to be wrong this time around. I actually liked the characters. The world-building wasn't very complete but it was interesting and captivating and the mystery regarding the assassination attempts gripped me 'till the very end. I gotta say Aunt Sarah wasn't that much of a surprise but still good to read about. Overall, I liked it. The writing was better and I can tell the story was worked on and improved. Some effort was definitely made.



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Review: His Dirty Little Secret


His Dirty Little Secret
His Dirty Little Secret by Stormy Glenn

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



Not bad. Certainly better than most of this author's other books, even though I never did particularly like Graham. Just too stupid to live romantically and professionally. I mean, seriously? That's how a cop handles things? Thank god I've never needed them then 'cause I'd be pretty screwed if Graham and his friends are accurate examples of law enforcers anywhere. Jeezus. How dumb could they get? And the whole conflict between Darren and Graham wasn't any better. How old is Graham anyway? I hope not older than 25 because the way he acted? Way below teenage level. I did like the mystery and most of the support characters. Also the writing wasn't as bad as usual. Guess that's all you can hope.



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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Review: Mating Games


Mating Games
Mating Games by Stormy Glenn

My rating: 2 of 5 stars



'Bout the same as all her other books. Good and bad. World-building is pretty much non-existent, character growth is the same and plot? What plot? I did like the characters, mostly, and I did like the mystery about their situation. Of course that mystery lasted about five seconds but still...it was enjoyable while it did. But, seriously, the plot. Where was it? In fact, how can someone who was abused/raped/tortured for six weeks trust two strange men in less than a day? How can he let himself be approached by them? Let alone sexually? I don't get it. I like a happy ending about as much as anyone else but insta-love and insta-trust do not work for me. In fact, they pretty much detract from the relationship. How can you value a relationship based simply on lust/fate or whatever? They didn't struggle to get together at all. All their supposed hardships were solved almost instantly. How can you connect with characters who have everything just handed to them by fate? You can't.



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Review: Pocket-Sized Prince


Pocket-Sized Prince
Pocket-Sized Prince by Stormy Glenn

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



I get the whole "loving the man" and not just the alpha but was it really necessary for Iben to turn into a girl after mating Zack? I mean, I get that he doesn't want to be alpha with his mate but the giggling was kind of obnoxious coming from the most powerful alpha seen in years. He turned from a guy always striving for control for a giggling girl wanting to be cuddled. Not that there's anything wrong with that but it's kind of hard to accept such a turn around. Creepy too. Looks like he was traded for another guy entirely. Apart from that, it wasn't bad per se. It was actually quite interesting to read for these kind of books and I've definitely read worse.



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Review: Hawk's Pretty Baby


Hawk's Pretty Baby
Hawk's Pretty Baby by Lynn Hagen

My rating: 2 of 5 stars



What is wrong with a little plot Ms. Hagen? What is wrong with a little world-building? Some slowly developed romance? Some character growth? Mind telling me that, Ms. Hagen? You must have something very against all of that because it's practically non-existent in this book. It's rushed, simplistic and so very ugh...Johnny is weird. Hawk is weird. Their circumstances were weird. Did anyone actually bother to proofread it? Or did you just dump a bunch of words together and called it a novel? No offence but that's what it looks like. If Johnny's circumstances were supposed to make me pity him, you failed. They were unfortunate but I couldn't connect with Johnny enough for it to bother me much. Hawk seemed..."nice" enough I guess but, again, nothing. Other characters? I don't even remember most of their names. Their world? Beats me, I know about as much now as when I started the book. The sex scenes? Lackluster and even a little creepy considering Johnny's background.

Honestly? I got nothing from this book and I want my two hours back.



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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Review: Tibo's Beginning


Tibo's Beginning
Tibo's Beginning by Stormy Glenn

My rating: 2 of 5 stars



So...the main plot. I have no real idea what it was. This is a third book and I didn't bother with the first two so I was a little lost reading this. I assumed I would be able to understand it naturally with no problems. I assumed wrong. There was a lot I couldn't understand and a lot I didn't even try because it was just too damn hard and with every chapter I realized it wasn't even worth it either. The romance was crappy. I'm aware they knew each other for some time but it was totally out of the blue and way too easy for my taste. Not too mention how irritating Tibo and Sal were together. Tibo acted like a simpering fool who was afraid of his own shadow and Sal like an entitled prick with thoughts of greatness. I didn't like either of them. They could've died a thousand times for all I cared. Same with all the other characters. Basically? This was just freaky and a waste of my time. Only reason I give this a two star rating is because I did manage to finish without wanting to kill them all.



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