Genre: Adult

Review: Lust for Life (WVMP Radio #4) – Jeri Smith-Ready

Review: Lust for Life (WVMP Radio #4) – Jeri Smith-Ready

Lust for Life is the fourth and last installment in the WVMP Radio series. I kept it unopened on my kindle for a very long time, because this is another series I just don’t want to end! The ending, however is absolutely perfect! There is still mystery, surprises, love, friendship, loyalty, courage and romance. Lust for Life is really action-packed, but there are still some tender moments between Ciara and Shane. They are both still training with Control, even if they don’t like having to do that at all. Jim is in retirement after he tried to kill Ciara, and strange things are happening at their favorite bar. The story starts with a huge bang! There’s an anonymous bomb threat […]

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Review: The Other Side of Us – Sarah Mayberry

Review: The Other Side of Us – Sarah Mayberry

When I picked up The Other Side of Us for free on amazon, I thought I’d get a light, slick romance. Something hot that would just take a couple of hours to read, then be forgotten… What I got was a profound story about two broken characters, a beautiful narrative about hope, fighting for your life, and love. I fell in love with both Oliver and MacKenzie, they were both trying to patch their lives back together, and their first meeting really didn’t go well. However, they were both willing to look past that first meeting, and when they started to get to know each other they realized that having someone they could share their doubts and dreams with was […]

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Review: Tight Quarters (Strangers on a Train) – Samantha Hunter

Review: Tight Quarters (Strangers on a Train) – Samantha Hunter

Tight Quarters is the fourth story I have read in the Strangers on a Train series by different authors. It is quite different from the other books in this series, because the characters, Reid and Brenna, both have something difficult to deal with. Brenna has difficulties just boarding the train, and when Reid follows her all the way to her berth, she almost flips out. She uses her key to open the door, then close it behind her. When Reid then proceeds to open the door with his own key, she hides in a corner, and has no idea what to do. For just one person, the berth has more than enough room, but put a bulky ex-cop in there […]

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Review: All He Ever Dreamed (The Kowalskis #6) – Shannon Stacey

Review: All He Ever Dreamed (The Kowalskis #6) – Shannon Stacey

*I received a free ARC of All He Ever Dreamed from Carina Press via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* All He Ever Dreamed is the story about Josh, the youngest Kowalski brother, and Katie who grew up with them – and who is practically one of the guys. She hangs out with the guys during ball games, and is just as good at shouting at the TV as they are. She is the town’s barber, and the one who usually cuts Josh’s hair. When Katie’s mom is sick, and conspiring to get Josh and Katie together, it is decided that Katie should stay a while at the lodge – and that’s when the sparks start flying – even […]

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Review: The First Rule of Swimming – Courtney Angela Brkic

Review: The First Rule of Swimming – Courtney Angela Brkic

*I received a free ARC of The First Rule of Swimming from Little, Brown via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* The First Rule of Swimming is a haunting, beautiful and fragile tale of two sisters, their mother, their cousin and their grand-father. The action takes place between a small island in Croatia – Rosmarina – and New York, as part of the family fled during the cold war, in order to escape imprisonment. The way both parts of the family suffered from this separation, their fears, their new knowledge, and the fact that they no longer could stay in contact was truly heart-breaking. Hidden among the story of this Croatian family is both the bond between the two […]

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Review: Dead Ever After (Sookie Stackhouse #13) – Charlaine Harris

Review: Dead Ever After (Sookie Stackhouse #13) – Charlaine Harris

Dead Ever After is the last book in the Sookie Stackhouse series, and the ending was quite logical – and most characters from past books showed up in Bon Temps to help Sookie with some problems she had, and at the same time, it also felt like they had come to say goodbye to the readers. This made Dead Ever After feel like goodbye as well – even if there was a lot of stuff happening that had something to do with what had happened in prior books. Sookie once more found herself in the middle of an intriguing mystery, and at the same time, she had to deal with Sam’s withdrawal after she had brought him back to life. […]

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Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway: Where the Four Winds Collide – Hildie McQueen

Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway: Where the Four Winds Collide – Hildie McQueen

*I received a free ARC of Where the Four Winds Collide from Enchantress of Book Blogtours in exchange of an honest review* Where the Four Winds Collide is a sweet western romance, with a heroine who is ready to do what it takes to save herself! It is refreshing when there is a heroine who is able to take care of herself, even if she hasn’t necessarily learned how. Adeline is one of those heroines who is both cute, polite, and very proper,  but she will do what it takes to make sure she is safe, and away from her tormentors. As Adeline makes her escape, the readers also get to meet Jackson, who is in a bad mood realizing […]

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Review: Thank you for Riding (Strangers on a Train) – Meg Maguire

Review: Thank you for Riding (Strangers on a Train) – Meg Maguire

Caitlin has big hopes for her company’s holiday party she wants to spend some quality time with her boyfriend, and has even bought him an expensive present. In Thank you for Riding, however, things do not go according to Caitlin’s plans. During the party, her boyfriend dumps her, even if she is wearing a gorgeous dress, and everybody but him has mentioned how good she looks. After a couple of glasses of wine, and the end of the party, Caitlin takes the last train home. And there, she meets the mysterious guy from the Red Cross donation office. And he remembers her just as well as she remembers him. During their train ride, she manages to tell Mark that her […]

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Review: Gameboard of the Gods (Age of X #1) – Richelle Mead

Review: Gameboard of the Gods (Age of X #1) – Richelle Mead

*I received a free ARC of Gameboard of the Gods from Dutton Adult via Edelweiss in exchange of an honest review* Gameboard of the Gods is about a world where religion is all but forbidden, after religious extremists almost destroyed all humanity. Mae and Justin need to work together to make sure a religious war won’t happen again. The premise holds so much promise, with a very strong woman, both physically and mentally, different mythologies, a gruesome murder mystery as well as family drama. I went into this story with pretty high expectations – I love the author, usually adore her books, and I really looked forward to reading an adult mystery with lots of mythology. Sadly, Gameboard of the […]

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Review: All He Ever Desired (The Kowalskis #5) – Shannon Stacey

Review: All He Ever Desired (The Kowalskis #5) – Shannon Stacey

All He Ever Desired is about a second chance in love. Is it even possible? Ryan Kowalski sure doesn’t think so, and when he comes back to Withford after a long absence, he does the best he can to avoid Lauren, the woman he has loved since high-school. They meet on his first day back, however, as their paths cross in his soon-to-be sister-in-law’s diner. Ryan has no idea what to say to her, and ends up feeling like a dork, so much so that he doesn’t even notice how flushed their encounter leaves Lauren. The big conflict in this installment of the Kowalski family saga is that Lauren’s son is the vandal who has been wreaking havoc around the […]

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