Thursday, August 4, 2016

Raining Down Redemption by BK Rivers

Raining Down RedemptionRaining Down Redemption by B.K. Rivers
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Loved it loved it loved it!! Mind you I'm not one that likes romances where the female character already has a kid but this one is the exception. The kid in this story is what makes the plot so good! I started and finished this book all in one night...well almost lol! I got about 80 percent finished and finally had to put it down to sleep but I just had to get to the part where Jordan found out about Micah.

This is a second chance romance about high school sweethearts. Jordan is a rock star recovering from a drug addiction. His sweetheart, Reggie is working 2 jobs to support herself and her lil boy. The sparks are re-ignited as soon as they see each other for the first time in years. Oh the feelings I felt whenever they were together ♡. They are so perfect together.

The only thing is I felt bad for Jordan finding out about Micah years too late. She should have at least told him when she gave birth or something. However, the story wouldn't have been as exciting without the surprise.

I'm rating Raining Down Redemption a 5 out of 5 stars. Thank you so much BK Rivers for introducing me to Reggie and Jordan's story. I fell in love with this couple ;)

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Charmed and Dangerous by Debbie Herbert

Charmed and Dangerous (Appalachian Magic Series, #1)Charmed and Dangerous by Debbie Herbert
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

After reading Charmed and Dangerous I'm ready to take a trip to the Appalachian mountains lol! I've never been there but it sounds like a beautiful and magical area. Debbie Herbert does a great job of taking the reader to a small town in the mountains where witches and immortals are not as uncommon as one would think.

It all started during a game with the Ouija board. What a fun way to start a book about witches and the paranormal than communicating with spirits. It just grabbed me from the very beginning and never let go!

Callie, the main character is said to become a powerful witch on her 20th birthday. She not only returns home to find herself gaining psychic abilities and stronger powers then she had before but she has a lot and I mean A LOT of family drama to work through. So much so that it amazes me how she didn't give them all a harder time when she came back. I'm sure meeting James had something to do with it. She is able to confide in him and de-stress with old friends about her problems.

I think this is what is the heart of the book, Callie's relationships and friendships. I can't imagine how abandoned she must have felt when she was sent to live with her aunt without any explanations why. The letters from home while she was away weren't even personal or loving.

I'm rating Charmed and Dangerous a 5 out of 5 stars. If you like your YA books filled with magic, romance, and a bit of drama then I highly recommend Charmed and Dangerous by Debbie Herbert.

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Monday, August 1, 2016

The Seat of Magic by J. Kathleen Cheney

The Seat of Magic (The Golden City, #2)The Seat of Magic by J. Kathleen Cheney
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

More intrigue and mystery is found in the 2nd book of J. Kathleen Cheney's Golden City series. The first book ended with Oriana (very pretty name) going back to her native island. Unfortunately that's not where she actually ends up. Duilio comes to her rescue but in doing so they unlock another mystery involving her family and she helps him in solving disappearances of non-human girls. I love the mysteries and secrets revealed in this story!

I highly recommend reading the first book of the series although you don't have to. The romance is once again rekindled between Oriana and Duilio. They work so well together when dealing with problems that it's not any wonder they fall in love.

There are a few twists and surprises later in the book. I don't want to ruin it for anyone but I was very happy to see Oriana reunited with someone from her past. Duilio and Oriana finally come to a decision on the status of their relationship.

An excellent 2nd book to the Golden City series. I'm rating The Seat of Magic a 5 out of 5 stars.

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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Pure Torture by Tania Sparks

Pure Torture (Oblivion on Tour, #3)Pure Torture by Tania Sparks
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

"What happens on tour stays on tour" is the perfect motto for this rockin' romance. Nikki's lil sister Kitty always had a crush on the drummer Cody. Now that's she's grown and looking as hot as ever Cody can't help but want her. Tania Sparks takes the reader on a roller coaster ride of emotions with the band Oblivion as Cody and Kitty figure out what is the relationship between them.

Cody is like the stereotypical rock star. He never sleeps with a woman more than once. He can't even keep up with their names! I think it surprises everyone when they see Cody and Kitty making out lol! I'm more surprised that her brother Nikki didn't put up an even bigger fight for her. What starts out as a one night stand soon becomes much more.

I'm rating Pure Torture a 3.5 out of 5 stars. If you like a lot of sex with a bit of kinky in it then you'll like this! At first it's like Cody and Kitty can't keep their hands off each other lol. I would've liked to have seen more drama in the first half of the book. I mean her brother doesn't seem bothered by knowing his little sister is having wild sex with his friend. I would've liked to see more tension between them. I also wish Cody could've fought off his lust for her more than he did. Best friend's little sister is forbidden fruit and liable to end a friendship. This was a good read with lots of sex, drugs (ok maybe not too much of those) and rock n roll!!

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Island Kisses by Krista Lakes

Island Kisses: A Billionaire Love Story (The Kisses Series Book 9)Island Kisses: A Billionaire Love Story by Krista Lakes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another great contemporary romance from Krista Lakes! Island Kisses is about a young blogger named Harper who writes about her experiences with bad dates. Her sister signs her up for a dating site guaranteed to make the perfect match. What will she blog about when she meets Gabe - the best date ever?

One thing that stood out in this book for me is Harper's mom. She is just like my mom LOL! I'm already married but if I wasn't I just know my mom would be desperate to see me hitched and have grand babies for her. It's her mom's constant worrying that is so like my mom. This is why I was able to relate to Harper and her family.

I'm rating Island Kisses a 5 out of 5 stars. Gabe is the funnest and hottest billionaire! Not only does he know how to be a fun date but he really knows how to spoil a girl. As a football fan myself (Go Packers!!) I'd be ecstatic if someone got me box seats to a game and surprised me with a jersey. Don't even get me started on his mansion LOL!

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Monday, July 25, 2016

The Thief Steals her Earl by Christina McKnight

The Thief Steals Her EarlThe Thief Steals Her Earl by Christina McKnight
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Jude and Cart's story is such a delight! So refreshing to see the hero shy, socially awkward and not super wealthy. I love it!! I usually like my heroes strong, carefree, and alpha male. However I really liked Cart, he's like a breath of fresh air compared to most of the men I meet in romance novels. Perhaps it's because I too like Cart am socially awkward and like him would rather spend my day at a museum than a high society tea.

With a shared interest in art and historical artifacts, Cart and Jude have much in common. I love how their love of history and learning is what attracts one to the other. He'd be considered a nerd by today's standards but a very attractive one!

I'm rating this book a 5 out of 5 stars. Ms. McKnight has me itching to read everyone's story - Theo, Garrett, and Jude's twin sister Sam especially! This is definitely one of the best books I've read this summer.

The best parts are when Jude and Cart are together. My favorite part is when they first meet and he ends up falling in the mud and water (something I could see myself doing LOL!) He turns around expecting her to have left with the others and she's still there for him. Love it!

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Saving Sarah by Kathy Ivan

Saving Sarah (Susan Stoker's Special Forces)Saving Sarah by Kathy Ivan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Anna goes missing during spring break while in New Orleans and now her sister, Sarah is on the hunt looking for her. Sarah enlists the help of Ranger and his SEAL buddies to help. This story captured my attention from the very first page! I couldn't put the book down until it was finished.

Reminiscent of Natalee Holloway's story, I wish her story could have a happy ending as this one did for Anna and Sarah. Using the best resources and people in the field, it's no surprise they are going to find Anna and the ones responsible for her disappearance. I enjoyed watching Ranger and Sarah's working relationship develop into something more personal even if it is under bad circumstances.

I'm rating Saving Sarah a 5 out of 5 stars. I found myself more intrigued by the sister's disappearance and finding the guys who took her than I was with the growing attraction between Sarah and Ranger. The romance bit is like added bonus to the mystery!

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