Monday, February 29, 2016

Baby on St. Barts (St. Barts #4) by Emme Cross

There were just one too many misunderstandings between Sunny O’Hara and Sven Larsen that almost tore them apart.

The all the tragic events, just wow. 

I loved Sven’s letters to Sunny, however this book lost points with me because all of the drama with them basically happened because neither of them would just speak to the other. Like “Sunny I’m sorry I reacted badly, I love you, please forgive me” or “Sven, I have something to tell you …”

Still it was a good entertaining read and for that I say read. 

Rating 3 out of 5 


Sunday, February 28, 2016

Lucifer #1 by Holly Black, Lee Garbett (Illustrator), Dave Johnson (cover)

4 / 5 Cover
5 / 5 Art
5 / 5 Story - God is dead???
3 /5 Entertainment - Sometimes I felt bleh.
5 / 5 Next issue? - Lucifer and Gabriel team up for a trip to hell, oh yeah
22 / 25 Total

Rating 4 out of 5 


Saturday, February 27, 2016

3 Wishes (A Candy Hearts Romance) by Peggy Jaeger

This was supposed to be a lightweight romance between Chloe San Valentino a fine chocolates maker and Dr. Matteo "Matt" D'Amore. Unfortunately the romance between these two was overshadowed by the secondary romance in the story.

While there was a nice romantic spark between Chloe and Matt, the whole Chloe's father cheats on his wife of 40 years and then leaves her for a young gold-digger only to be forgiven after he has a heart attack. This whole side story completely detracted from the potential of this story.

Ms. Jaeger had a good thing going with the love at first chocolate between Chloe and Matt, but she killed the romantic vibe of this book with Chloe's parents.

Rating 1 out of 5 


Friday, February 26, 2016

Harley Quinn #23 by Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Chad Hardin (Illustrator)

3 / 5 Cover
3 / 5 Art
3 / 5 Story - I felt the split story didn't pull me in
4 /5 Entertainment - Harley is still comedically crazy
3 / 5 Next issue? - A new love interest for Harley?
17 / 25 Total

Rating 3 out of 5 

Thursday, February 25, 2016

The Sheikh's Secret Bride (The Adjalane Sheikhs #1) by Leslie North

It is never okay to trick someone into planning their own wedding or picking a bride without letting her know. 

Janna Davis gets hired by Adilan Adjalane to plan his wedding; the only problem, she doesn’t know she’s the bride.

We have a great romance-drama here, my only issue was the ending; the resolution of the story felt too rushed. Aside from the ending, I enjoyed the story and the whole secret bride angle.

Rating 3.5 out of 5 

Monday, February 22, 2016

The Billionaire Heartbreaker (The Billionaire's Club: Texas Heartthrobs #3) by Mandy Baxter

Ms. Baxter just knows how to engage her audience with her super hunky men that learn true love can change anyone.

Reily Martin has been called to reign in and remake Travis Christensen, hockey’s bad boy; should be easy, remaking people is her specialty.

Travis obviously won't take being assigned a “handler” so easily, but the more time he spends with Reily the more he fall for her.

The way these two characters come together was really sweet, they get to know each and see behind the outer image and they fall for one another.

It’s a short, captivating story with great characters that will hook romance lovers.

Rating 5 out of 5 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

One Christmas Wish (Heart of the Rockies #2.5) by Sara Richardson

25530285This was such a sweet second chance romance centered around the holidays. Julia Noble has been in a wheelchair for years, but despite that she is perfectly capable of taking care of herself and she is out to break away from her overprotective family. Julia is in no way looking to reconnect with an old crush.

Isaac Nash is torn between keeping Julia’s secret of escaping her overprotective family and keeping a promise to a friend of finding out what his sister is up to. And this is where our story begins.

A road trip brings these two closer together and gives them a second chance to over come the mistakes of their teenage years. 

The characters were likable and you could really feel for them, for their struggles and their dreams. I really enjoyed this story and I was so happy with the way things turned out.

Rating 5 out of 5 

Monday, February 15, 2016

His Temporary Fix by Sofia Grey

This was an enjoyable, short read, however I cannot help but say that it needed more. The entire story takes place in the span of one day. Holly Jacobs and Zack Winter meet and in one day fall into bed, solve the mystery behind the death of Zack’s sister and boom the end.

This story felt too rushed and I didn't really feel the connection between the characters. I would have liked it more if maybe this was an introduction to their story; maybe down the line we get a second book where the characters really get into their relationship and bond. 

Rating 3 out of 5 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Here He Comes Again (Storybook Lake #1) by Melissa Shirley

This book was basically two people that didn't understand the meaning of the word conversation. The drama was created by stupidity.

The story developed nicely, I just disliked the characters, especially Keaton.

Rating 2 out of 5 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

DayBlack #4: Shot in the Ass (Digital Comic) by Keef Cross

This one was one hell of a funny read. 

You have a modern day stoner vampire and a nut job (or not so nuts) shooting people who wear their jeans below their ass. Don't worry he just shoots them in the ass, so the only hassle they endure is that they have to now buy a belt.

Rating 5 out of 5 

Monday, February 8, 2016

Kiss Me Twice by Alexa Darin

We have suspense, drama and Elvis impersonators.

Bailey Ventura is engaged to Carter Davis then he gets amnesia [there’s a reason for this, a very good one] and all of a sudden he’s “moving” on and kissing other women. 

Okay I understand why Carter needed Bailey to think they were done but come on dude you need to get going if you want the happily ever after.

My only issue with this book was when Bailey is back in her hometown, won’t tell you what happens but it had me like ugh.

I feel like an Elvis quote should end this one but all I can think of is Elvis and his poofy hair.

Rating 3.5 out of 5 

Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded by Jim Ottaviani, Leland Purvis (Illustrations)

This was a very good book detailing the life of Alan Turing, the brilliant mathematician and scientist that helped change the world.

This book was very detailed; it left nothing out, from his beginning to his end. If you love history and graphic novels, this is a good one for you.

Rating 5 out of 5 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

I Wish You Were Mine (Oxford #2) by Lauren Layne

Title: I Wish You Were Mine
Series: Oxford #2 
Author: Lauren Layne
Publisher: Loveswept
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 2, 2016


Perfect for fans of Alice Clayton and Emma Chase, Lauren Layne’s Oxford series heats up in this story of forbidden desire as a brooding jock hoping for a comeback falls for a woman who’s strictly off-limits.

A year ago, Jackson Burke was married to the love of his life and playing quarterback for the Texas Redhawks. Now he’s retired, courtesy of the car accident that ruined his career—and single, after a nasty scandal torpedoed his marriage. Just as he’s starting to get used to his new life as a health and fitness columnist forOxford magazine, his unpredictable ex shows up on his doorstep in Manhattan. Jackson should be thrilled. But he can’t stop thinking about the one person who’s always been there for him, the one girl he could never have: her younger sister.

Mollie Carrington can’t say no to Madison. After all, her older sister practically raised her. So when Madison begs for help in winning her ex-husband back, Mollie’s just glad she got over her own crush on Jackson ages ago—or so she thought. Because as Mollie reconnects with Jackson, she quickly forgets all her reasons to stay loyal to her sister. Tempted by Jackson’s mellow drawl and cowboy good looks, Mollie is sick and tired of coming in second place. But she can’t win if she doesn’t play the game.

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Lauren Layne is the USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen contemporary romance novels. Prior to becoming an author, Lauren worked in e-commerce and web-marketing. A year after moving from Seattle to NYC to pursue a writing career, she had a fabulous agent and multiple New York publishing deals. Lauren currently lives in Manhattan with her husband and plus-sized Pomeranian. When not writing, you’ll likely find her running (rarely), reading (sometimes), or at happy hour (often).

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Monday, February 1, 2016

Big Nate: Thunka, Thunka, Thunka by Lincoln Peirce

Big Man Nate is back and funnier than ever. For a middle schooler this kid is sure full of sarcasm and puns.

We see appearances from all our favorite characters and more of Nate’s grandparents. I think I know exactly who Nate takes after **grandpa**.

This comedy packed book will have you laughing off your seat.

Rating 5 out of 5