Saturday, April 12, 2014

The King (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #12)The King by J.R. Ward

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Being a huge BDB fan like millions of others, I waited on baited breath for the next book in the amazing series.

The King give the readers a look into the background of Wrath's father Wrath and his mother. It is through the meshing of the current story line and the story line from the past, that you get a view for what being the king of the race entails. The danger and plotting of those who would taken any chance and by any means gain the power and authority of the crown.

Wrath's struggle to live up the legacy that his father died to protect is revealed and explained. It is through the glimpses into the past that the reader is vested in the journey of the Monarch. There are many story lines and they all intersect beautifully in this novel. JR has maintained the style of writing and the plots and story-line are just as well written as novel preceding this one.

The characters that she focuses on open up and you get a better understand of those who make up the brotherhood and those who support and oppose the monarchy. There are no disappointments as far as characters and how the story is written.

Although it is titled the King, there are others whom the book discusses. With some series that gain popularity the writing suffers and the books become shorter and choppy. JR Ward does not do that. She maintains the integrity of the series and the characters.

If you want to glean a better understanding of the monarchy and how it works, this book is a must read. It is full of emotions and action, and bad ass intimacy. For fans of the BDB, you know what I'm talking about because you've more than likely already read it. For those of you interested, start from book one and then you'll have another great novel to add to the mental library with this book!

Nay Sayers be damned!

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Talk Dirty to Me (Plum Orchard, #1)Talk Dirty to Me by Dakota Cassidy

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

WARNING! You will fall in love with this book and the rest in the series! I absolutely loved this book! I was gifted a copy for an honest review.

This book was an emotional roller coaster! I laughed, I cried, I got mad, and I fell in love!

I hate reviews that give away the entire book. So no spoilers from me!

Three long time friends find themselves back together for a somber occasion when one of them passes. The Southern Belle is forced to come back to the small town she grew up in. Shattered dreams and financial ruin make it hard to face the judgmental busy bodies both young and old of the town of Plum Orchard. Landon, who is kindhearted, wealthy, and the most sensible of the three has created an obstacle course determined to get Dixie and her true love to own up to their feelings they still have for one another. All American boy Caine, left behind by Dixie in her quest to fame, has been holding down the fort in town. Winning accolades from the Senior and Junior Mags. All Hell is about to break lose at the reading of the will and the details and stipulations are extremely entertaining.

The sweet southern town of Plum Orchard is going to be one heck of a circus when Call Girls phone sex company takes up residence and two members of distinguished families get caught up in the competition to win it all.

I couldn't put the book down! I had to know what was going to happen next! Dakota did an outstanding job writing and plotting her book! I invested so much love into this book, that I had to go buy the others in the series. You won't be let down!

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The Drake HouseThe Drake House by Kelly Moran

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Normally in a Mystery book I sabotage myself by figuring out the who, what, and when. The Drake House was completely different! I loved the mystery and the romance that was just as dangerous as what was going on with the Drake House. Kelly's book was very well written and full of great characters who were genuine and complex at the same time. I cried when friends were murdered and I laughed at the complexity of life.

Short overview without spoilers. Trisha Eaton had had strange nightmares and they're going to get worse! The Drake House that resides next to the Apple orchard she owns is a constant draw for her. The House that sits empty is the town's big mystery and taboo subject. Nick Mackey left bi town law enforcement for a smaller setting to get over a traumatic event that plagues him. Both Trisha and Nick are haunted by pasts that come to a climax that has someone murdering people to keep the secret buried. Trisha and Nick have a very rock relationship and it's believable. With secrets in every nook and cranny, you get surprised often.

I read the book in one day because it was so good I couldn't put it down! If you're a mystery/romance person, this book is for you! You won't be disappointed!

The book was very well written and the plot was amazingly wrought with twists and turns that make you scratch your head. Just when you think you've got everything figured out, it takes a new direction! Loved it!

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Dead Girl's Guide to Style (Hadley Wilds, #1)Dead Girl's Guide to Style by Rose Pressey

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I adore Rose and I've read all her books. I wanted to like this book more than what I did. The characters were great, but the plot was shifty and the writing was very choppy. I feel bad having to say it, but it wasn't one of my favorite books. My opinion is just one in a sea of many.

I'm a loyal fan, but I always like to be honest in my reviews. Check out Rose's other books, they're wonderful!

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When the Leaves Stop FallingWhen the Leaves Stop Falling by Kelly Moran

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love this book. After being on a paranormal reading binge, this book was refreshing!

Serena Edwards has received a terminal diagnosis for a heart condition that she suffered with since birth. As a result of the devastating news, she decided to head back to her gram, brother, and estranged love of her life. En-route to her destination, she stops off at a diner and gets more than she bargained for.

Courtney Morgan, near death, was rescued from the side of the road after running away from a horrid life. Courtney has an amazing gift that she tries to keep hidden. Courtney and Serena are paired together for the road trip South. Courtney and Serena become friends and a great bond grows.

Once home, Serena must mend fences with Jake and tell him the news of her terminal illness. Meanwhile, Serena's brother Austin is smitten with the timid and broken Courtney.

4 lives intertwine to create a brilliant romance and road to healing. I laughed. I cried. The story comes full circle and your left feeling warmth in you heart when the leaves stop falling.

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Seek And Destroy (Nassd Counter-Terrorist Agency #2)Seek And Destroy by Allie K. Adams

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was gifted a copy of Seek and Destroy (TREX) for a honest review. I can say I am so glad Allie allowed me to be introduced into the spec ops world! I am a huge fan of Allie as a result of being taken hostage by her awesome books!

Special Ops agent David Snyder is gravely injured on a mission and is given the option to transfer into another, less engaging section of TREX. Beautiful, intelligent, take no nonsense, Charis McCoy is sent in to make the transition appealing and effortless.

David is having none of it and decides since he cant be active in the field, it's no longer an option to be a member of the team. He promptly disappears of the TREX radar.

A new cyber terrorist threat makes finding David and bringing him back into the fold a crucial mission for the attractive Charis. Drawn to one another, they work together to hunt and acertain the threat.

Mutual attraction turn the mission into a smexy fun time!

The plot is engaging and hooks you from the start! Allie's characters are likable and spunky! The hunk o' factor of TREX agents introduced makes you want to sign up for many missions or volunteer for a thorough de-briefing!

I've got all the other books awaiting to be read!

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Retribution (Chronicles of the Irin, #1)Retribution by T.G. Ayer

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was gifted a copy of the book for an honest review. The cover is stunning and sets it apart!

I thoroughly enjoyed the book and couldn't put it down, until I was finished. The plot is very interesting and complex. The characters are bold and each has their own contribution to make the story flow and progress.

Evangeline (Evie) is a very head strong Nephilim who does not take the change of leadership well. She is supremely suspicious of Marcellus, the new Irin Master. Patrick, the former Master, is afflicted with an unusual, incurable illness that has him room bound and weak. Evie discovers her mentor and father figure has been murdered by the new leader of the Irin.

Evangeline and some of her friends start to suspect something sinister is taking place as a result of the command to bring back items that Demons had on their person. Metal discs are being collected and Evie discovers they are the Seals of Hades.

Evangeline is soon embroiled in an evil plot to take over Hell by her Irin Master. By working with unlikely demon allies, Evie makes a dangerous trek to the underworld to return the metal seals to Hades. What she gets in return is undeniably unexpected.

I can't wait for the next book in the series to see how Evangeline escapes her current fate and to see whether or not she falls for the current Head of Hell.

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