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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