Saturday, April 30, 2016

Toil and Trouble #5 by Mairghread Scott, Kelly Matthews (Illustrator), Nichole Matthews (Illustrator)

Was I entertained? 
YES

Was there drama? 
SMERTAE AND RIATA ARE GOING AT IT
LIKE YOU STOLE MY COOKIES AT IT

Am I looking forward to the next issue? 
GOD YES! IT'S THE FINAL ISSUE

Rating 5 out of 5 
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Friday, April 29, 2016

Toil and Trouble #4 by Mairghread Scott, Kelly Matthews (Illustrator), Nichole Matthews (Illustrator)

Was I entertained? 
YES

Was there drama? 
THINGS ARE GETTING VERY HEATED.

Am I looking forward to the next issue? 
OMG!!! THE BATTLES.

Rating 5 out of 5 
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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Toil and Trouble #3 by Mairghread Scott, Kelly Matthews (Illustrator), Nichole Matthews (Illustrator)

Was I entertained? 
YES

Was there drama? 
LIKE THERE IS NO TOMORROW

Am I looking forward to the next issue? 
YES, DID I MENTION ALL THAT DRAMA?

Rating 4 out of 5 
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Toil and Trouble #2 by Mairghread Scott, Kelly Matthews (Illustrator), Nichole Matthews (Illustrator)

Riata, Cait, and Smertae set out to ensure a new King; the only problem is who shall become King when Smertae aims to save Macbeth and Riata aims to strike him down.

The battle continues and like issue #1 we continue to desire the outcome the fates foresee.

Rating 5 out of 5 
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Toil and Trouble #1 by Mairghread Scott, Kelly Matthews (Illustrator), Nichole Matthews (Illustrator)

This was a great start to a wonderful retelling of a Shakespearian classic. We are set up with our Protagonist, our tragic-hero/villain and the witches aiding fate. It gives us everything we could possibly want to get instantly hooked. 

Rating 4 out of 5 
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Monday, April 25, 2016

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #0 by Kyle Higgins (Writer), Steve Orlando (Writer), Mairghread Scott (Writer), Hendry Prasetya (Artist), Corin Howell (Artist), Daniel Bayliss (Artist)

If you grew up in the 90's you definitely remember the Power Rangers. The six high school friends that team up to fight Rita Repulsa and her minions.

Well, the classic series is getting revamped and after reading issue #0 I have to say I am very impressed. 

All the characters we remember are here, granted they've gotten minor tweaks in their wardrobe to reflect the times. For instance Bulk and Skull are no longer dressed in full leather, nor are they bullies, still a bit mischievous but not bullies.

Now I know many might be wondering if the Green Ranger makes an appearance, after all, Tommy wasn't one of the original five rangers, he joins later. Well the story starts off, after Tommy (Green Ranger) has been freed from Rita Repulsa's mind control and has joined the Ranger to fight for good.

If issue #0 is any indication of what's to come, we know it will be good.

Rating 5 out of 5 
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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Christmas In DC by C.A. Tibbitts

This was short, quick paced romance with a very over the top villain. 

Naomi and Will have worked together for a while and now that Naomi has graduated and Will is no longer one of her professors, they pursue a romantic relationship

After a subway shooting and a hospital stay followed by the appearance of Will's crazy ex and another attempted murder, will these two get their happy ending?

The story was entertaining but all this excessive drama kinda distracted from the love story; I almost felt like I was in a telenovela.

Rating 3 out of 5 
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Friday, April 22, 2016

You're Still The One (NYC Singles #1) by Sasha Clinton

This was a sweet story about a second chance at love. 

Ashley and Andrew married way too young; personal problems and lack of communication led to resentment and near tragedy.

Ashley and Andrew divorce and go their separate ways. Ashley has finally found her place in the world and she's happy. Andrew has built his business and is content.

When fate brings them together again, they get a second chance at a love that never died. 

The story was nice because this time around both characters begin to communicate and are able to face their past issues and future issues with an openness.

Rating 5 out of 5 
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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Snowed In For Her Wedding by Emma Bennet

This was a short read, however I could not help but feel like I was walking into the middle of a story.

Gwen Jones and John Thatcher are getting married, but between last minute emergencies at work and a snowstorm things are looking crazy. 

The whole story takes place in the space of 24-hours with pre-wedding jitters and catastrophes popping up at every corner to the point where it was amusing, just not "awww". 

Rating 3 out of 5 
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Project Virgin by Megan Crane

This story had steamy scenes, but I really didn't feel the love between the main characters Damon Patrick and Scottie Grey. There was really no relationship development and then it ends with it's love. 

In addition what really annoyed me is that Scottie never really tells her fiancĂ© off, like really that douche was stringing her along for so long and she was completely oblivious to what a jerk he was. 

I think I would have like the story more if it had maybe a chapter or two more that really showed the characters connecting in more ways than just physical.

Rating 3 out of 5 
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Monday, April 18, 2016

Going All the Way by Cynthia Cooke

I just could not really like this story; Carrie Steinhem is divorced and yet she still lets her cheating, douchey ex-husband walk all over her.

Ryan Burton is single and after meeting Carrie it looks like he may be meeting someone worth sticking around for the long haul.

My issue with this story constantly revolved around Carrie's ex and Ryan's current client and Ryan constantly making references to his failed past relationship and his mother walking out on their family. 

The big apology and the epilogue were nice and were able to salvage the story for me.

Rating 3 out of 5
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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Last Chance Christmas by Joanne Rock

This was a second chance romance at Christmas time.

Shea Walker and J.C. Royce parted under less than happy circumstances in their youth. Since then Shea has rarely been back to her hometown since; and no it wasn't just her bad breakup with J.C., but her father's inability to understand that she didn't have the love for hockey that he did.

I couldn't really feel the romance between these two; in all honesty the story read like a "hey, I'm still attracted to my ex ... so lets bang". The story and characters did have some redeeming qualities but not enough to score a higher rating from me.

Rating 3 out of 5 
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Monday, April 11, 2016

Falling for Christmas by Kate Hewitt

This was a second chance at love and life romance story.

Hannah Ford and Sam Taylor are about as opposite as two people can possibly be and they both have some issues.

But a blizzard, a car crash and a chance meeting lead to a sweet love story.

Rating 4 out of 5 
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Friday, April 8, 2016

Cin Wikkid by Mary Hughes

Loved this story.

You have your modern day Cinderella who is about to meet her Prince in disguise.

Plus, you'll love the grand ball. I'd like to tell you all about her ball gown, but where's the fun in that.

If you love your fairy tales, then definitely check out his fun filled 
story.

Rating 5 out of 5 
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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Everybody Dies: A Children's Book for Grown Ups by Ken Tanaka

This is book takes a hilarious approach to death. The topic is a bit grim and might not seem appropriate for everyone but it's a true tale.

The illustrations just add to the comedy factor making this an entertaining read.

Rating 5 out of 5 
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Monday, April 4, 2016

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

Jackson Burke thought he married the love of his life Madison Carrington, but after seeing behind the pretty veneer and a nasty divorce he's enjoying single life.

Enter Mollie Carrington, his ex-wife's sister and alienated friend. When Jackson offers to let Mollie crash at his place their friendship moves to the next level. The only problem, Madison is one ice cold calculating be-ach and she's not about to go away when she thinks she can still exploit Jackson.

The story was good, you had drama and entertaining characters. My only issue with the story is that Mollie never stands us to Madison; during the whole story she refuses to see what a horrible person her older sister was.

Rating 4 out of 5 

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