Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Taken by the Raider by Dani Collins

I had a mixed feeling about this story; we pick up sometime after Aubrey and Griffen ended their relationship in less than friendly terms.

Now Griffen has decided he wants Aubrey back but because he had a super messed up childhood he has a ton of issues and can’t be like a normal person and say “I made a mistake, please forgive me”. He decides to try and destroy the company she has built with her brother.

My issue with this story was that there really isn’t any character growth and Griffen never really shows a likable side of himself.

Rating 3 out of 5 

Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Valentine Gamble (Whiskey River Series Book 6) by Katherine Garbera, Eve Gaddy

This was a short novella to tidy up all the characters from the law firm that let Kelly brothers that they have two half-brothers.

You don’t have to read the other five books in the series, though you should; the stories are great and the covers are drool worthy.

In this story Johnny Gamble and Fiona Lannigan get their happily ever-after. All Johnny has to do is convince Fiona that he’s not a jerk and that when it comes to her, well, he’s ready for forever.

I was entertained with the story. Although, I sometimes (or often) hated Fiona. Fiona kept making references to why she didn’t do love, but we got no real detail, so we have poor Johnny fighting an uphill battle.

Although, Fiona’s “I’m sorry / grand gesture” was sweet.

Rating 4 out of 5 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Daring the Bad Boy by Heidi Rice

This was a Valentine’s Day – love at first lay kind of story. 

Cal and Rosie meet at a bar, both are going through their own inner drama. 

Between meeting and the declaration of love the story takes place in the span of one week.

I would have rated the story higher if it had had more meat. Although, the epilogue did round it up nicely. 

Rating 3 out of 5 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Waking Amy (Amy #1) by Julieann Dove

This story really didn’t work for me. It says it’s the first issue in the Amy Series and I sure hope the main character Amy gets redeemed. 

The woman is so ridiculously blind and pathetic that I could for the life of me not stand her.

One of my biggest issues with this book is that there is absolutely no resolution between Amy and her douchebag of a husband, Wesley. I honestly would have been happy is Wesley never woke-up from that coma.

The only likable character in this entire book was Mark Reilly the doctor.

Rating 1 out of 5 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Godzilla in Hell by James Stokoe, Bob Eggleton, Ulises Farinas, Erick Freitas, Brandon Seifert, Dave Wachter

I’ve never been huge into Godzilla, but I am always willing to give books a try. This one I was not impressed by the silent storytelling. However, I will say that the art and coloring was amazing; and the monsters were pretty cool too.

Rating 3 out of 5 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

50 Battles That Changed the World: The Conflicts That Most Influenced the Course of History by William Weir

This was an entertaining read. It discusses 50 historic battles that the author sees had a great impact on democracy.

The book reads like a high school history textbook in that it’s not overly tedious in information for every battle.

Overall it was a informative read that many might enjoy.   

Rating 4 out of 5 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

The Wicked + The Divine Volume 3 by Kieron Gillen

In this collection of issues #12 - 17 we again continue with impressive art and coloring; however, the story was in my opinion "yawn".

Although, I did love the backstory of The Morrigan; she is my favorite. I love the dress, the tattoos with the crows so that saved some of this book for me.

Rating 3 out of 5 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

A Field Guide to the F Word by Ben Parker

You would think a book about the F Word would be entertaining, unfortunately this book was nowhere near what I expected.

The author gives us the history of the F Word but not once in his 100+ pages does he at least use the word. I mean seriously what the fuck, that word is so overused it basically has no meaning anymore.

I finished this book only because I'm a masochist and I kept telling myself "he has to say fuck at least once".  

If I look at this book as a historical piece I can say it had some merit and it justified me spending all that time reading it.

Rating 2 out of 5 

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Toil and Trouble #6 by Mairghread Scott, Kelly Matthews (Illustrator), Nichole Matthews (Illustrator)

Was I entertained? 

Was there drama? 

Am I looking forward to the next issue? 

Rating 5 out of 5