Friday, October 31, 2014

Review of " Keep Me Safe" - Maya Banks

When Caleb Devereaux’s younger sister is kidnapped, this scion of a powerful and wealthy family turns to an unlikely source for help: a beautiful and sensitive woman with a gift for finding answers others cannot. While Ramie can connect to victims and locate them by feeling their pain, her ability comes with a price. Every time she uses it, it costs her a piece of herself. Helping the infuriatingly attractive and impatient Caleb successfully find his sister nearly destroys her. Even though his sexual intensity draws her like a magnet, she needs to get as far away from him as she can.

Deeply remorseful for the pain he’s caused, Caleb is determined to make things right. But just when he thinks Ramie’s vanished forever, she reappears. She’s in trouble and she needs his help. Now, Caleb will do risk everything to protect her— including his heart. . .



----> Review <----

Before I read this story, I thought it would be kind of groovy to be psychic. Now, I have absolutely no desire to possess that "talent". Let me tell you why....

1.) Rami uses her gift to help police/families find their missing loved ones. The downfall to her assistance comes with a steep price though. As she touches an object, she literally experiences everything the victim endures - every traumatizing moment. Even their deaths.
(PASS)

2.) Tori, Caleb's sister, also possesses psychic abilities. Her dreams (nightmares) foretell the future but with her gift, she can't decipher when instances will occur. She can't trust if her visions are just dreams or predictions of the future. As you can imagine, that would drive anyone batty. (PASS AGAIN) 

3.) Our last psychic in the story belongs to the whackadoodle. He can create a psychic link to an individual and control their actions. Yeah, who wants a serial killer with that much power. Can I get a HELL NO!!!!! They are already scary enough. (I have no interest in controlling anyone. "With great power comes great responsibility." Yeah, I just quoted Spiderman.)  



Heart rating system - 1 (lowest) and 5 (highest) 
Score: ❤❤❤❤❤





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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Review of "Beautiful Disaster" - Jamie McGuire

Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-­‐Night Stand.

Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby wants—and needs—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.


~ Review ~
It's rare for me to get so thoroughly wrapped up in a story that I feel as if the characters are "real". Well, as you might've guessed, it happened here. Abby and Travis's relationship was a tricky bitch. They've been friends, lovers, exes, something in between and (you guessed it) together again. 

During all this, they've dealt with gossip hounds, a tragic event on campus (no spoilers), a past that wouldn't die, and even the mob. 

Yes, this more than a college story. 

This, in a nutshell, was about two people who on paper might not make sense but in some cosmic way ---- work. 

And the bet, what a brilliant way to bring two people together. It a fun idea. 

Hell, this story was a fantastic read from beginning to the end. 

So well written, I ordered Beautiful OblivionWalking DisasterA Beautiful Wedding, and eagerly await the preorder link to Beautiful Redemption.


Heart rating system - 1 (lowest) and 5 (highest) 
Score: ❤❤❤❤❤




Monday, October 20, 2014

Review of "Immortal" - J.R. Ward

October 7, 2014
From J.R. Ward, the #1 New York Times bestselling author who has kept readers on the edge of their seats with her phenomenal Fallen Angels novels, comes one of the most heart-stirring and eagerly anticipated events in that acclaimed series.

This is a world where sin and salvation collide. This is a world where a cynical fallen angel struggles with the seven deadly sins and seven chosen souls. With the spellbinding Immortal, the riveting series that "changed the face of paranormal romance" comes to an epic close as mankind's reluctant savior struggles with his greatest challenge yet...time, and hearts, will tell.


Review

Angels, demons, a battle to save all mankind from the throes of hell. Man, does this sound like a plot from Supernatural or what? Yes, I mean that in a good way because I love, love, love the show! *smiles* 

Ward rounded up the series pretty damn well (Yes, folks, I read this was the end.) She made sure many people received their HEA with some surprising returns with a couple old favorites of ours. And that's all the spoilers you'll be getting from me. *grins*  

Now as I stated above, she wrapped up the series very well BUT there was a development at the end which I assumed meant a couple of angels will be sticking around for a wee bit longer. Only time will tell what Ward has planned for these fellas. Betcha wanna know who I'm speaking of, don't you? 

If she doesn't follow through with the teaser plot and leaves this unsettled, I will be highly disappointed. You all know how people hate when a show gets cancelled and the questions -  Who was shot? Who was the culprit? Did they survive? - gets left unanswered. 

Now don't read that much into those examples above. I'm not suggesting anyone was shot, left fighting for their life. 

Interest peaked yet? Even a little? If you said yes, then my job here is done. Happy reading. 


Heart rating system - 1 (lowest) and 5 (highest) 
Score: ❤❤❤❤



Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Review of " Hope Burns" - Jaci Burton

September 30, 2014
Subgenre: Contemporary
Molly Burnett dreads returning to her hometown of Hope for her sister’s wedding, especially knowing she’ll have to endure a weekend with the one man she never wants to see again. It’s only a couple of days, so Molly will try to forget her painful past with high school sweetheart Carter Richards. Because despite the bitter memories, she still can’t forget what they once meant to each other.

But when Molly is forced to extend her stay, Carter sees this as his second chance to do things right, to start over again with the only woman he’s ever loved. This time, he isn’t going to let Molly run. Together they’re going to confront the past and put it behind them, and hope for a future as bright as the flame that still burns hot between them.



Review 

Many of us found our first loves during our years in high school. Some of us stay with him or her, but like Molly and Carter, some didn't for some reason or another. However, if a love his strong enough, two people will find their way back together. 

This is the case for Molly and Carter. They fell in love instantly but after the painful miscarriage, they pulled apart instead of together. Twelve years later, here they are once again in the same town and rekindled their love. It took a bit, many hurtful words/truths were spoken, but in the end it made them stronger. Now they have a loving future ahead of them. 

If you want a story about the power of true love, this is the story for you. Molly and Carter were destined to be together and I love a tale with a HEA. Don't you?


Heart rating system - 1 (lowest) and 5 (highest) 
Score: ❤❤❤❤❤


Purchase Links -----> Amazon (Paperback) and for the Kindle