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Bossed by Sloane Howell

Posted April 5, 2017 by Kate in Review, Skip It / 0 Comments
Bossed by Sloane Howell

This book should have been a home run for me, it was not. It really did seem to have everything going for it, I mean I was really excited about anything having to do with sports, especially if it had to do with baseball. I also really have a big time affection for workplace romance, I just love the whole you shouldn’t be getting down and dirty with the boss thing. I have to say right off the bat, I had some issues with this book. It did not feel organic to me in any way. I honestly felt like the characters talked in a way that normal people don’t actually speak to each other, and in some cases, act. The way these two meet, it made me not really want to continue on. But I pushed forward, I figured beginning aren’t always smooth, let’s keep giving it another chance. It didn’t work. Ethan was, I don’t know how to explain it, but he was not an attractive character to me at all. Sure he might have money and know how to look good in a suit, but he was not my dream guy, in any way. In the beginning especially he was like super jerk, and had a touch of the man-slainning going on, and there is nothing worse than a manslainer. Jenny was more likable. She was smart, had good motivation to get the job with Ethan, and she did have some sass that worked for me on […]

Close to Home by Lily Everett

Posted February 13, 2017 by Kate in Review, Skip It / 0 Comments
Close to Home by Lily Everett

I don’t know about you guys but I love books about a guy in uniform, and I was really drawn to the blurb on this book. I liked that this guy was coming off of a long term undercover assignment only to find out that his wife had left him while he was gone. Yes it sucks, but I liked that the whole book was going to be about him trying to fix his marriage, what can I say, I like people who work for it. So when the book starts I was pretty for a chapter or two. I liked Johnny, or rather I kind of liked where his story started. His assignment has just ended, it seems like it went really well and he’s getting all these accolades at his job for doing a great job on this long term undercover work. It’s clear he wants to get home to see his wife, and then of course the shoe drops. She left him a dear John letter, with divorce papers. I don’t know about you guys, but to me it made me kind of hate her right off the bat. I mean I’m sure it’s hard to live away from your husband for such a long time, I’m an army wife so I’ve been there, but to just leave him, move out your home, not leave a forwarding address, and basically just take off seems all kind of messed up. Of course Johnny goes to track her down […]

Meant to Be Mine by Lisa Marie Perry

Posted August 22, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Review, Skip It / 0 Comments
Meant to Be Mine by Lisa Marie Perry

I loved the idea of this book, I love the idea of coming home, to the place where you grew up, and everything you left behind. I also love second chance romances, they are without a doubt one of my favorites when it comes to romance books. I also liked that this took place in a small town. So when the book starts we are with our heroine, Sofia, and she is at the funeral of her beloved great-aunt, Luz. You can tell right away that being back in the town that it seems like turned their backs on her, is hard for her. Add in the death of someone she loved very much and its understandable that Sofia is not in the bed place. One thing you do know about her right away is that she had some sort of serious heart issue growing up that eventually led to her getting a transplant after she left town. I can only image what that would be like growing up with something that heavy as a kid. We meet our hero pretty early on in the book as well, Burke, and I’m not really sure if I can explain how he came off. The two of them were best friends when they were kids, she was kind of on the outside because of her health, and he was on the outside because he was into drugs (and it seems he was an indiscriminate drug lover). It’s clear right away these two […]

Covet by Alison Ryan

Posted August 1, 2016 by Kate in Kindle Unlimited, Review, Skip It / 0 Comments
Covet by Alison Ryan

I’ve been on a mission lately to try new authors and see what else is out there, mainly because I tend to stick with the same authors and the same publishing houses. So when this book went on sale I figured why not give it a try. Some of the things that spoke to  me about this book was that it is a second chance romance, which I love, and that it mentions in the blurb that this had a lot of drama, I think it even mentioned it being kind of soap opera type drama. I don’t know maybe I was in the mood for drama when I bought it, but I was ready to try it out. Unfortunately for me, I did not like this book at all. I’m one of those people who don’t like to leave things unfinished, it happens, but it’s rare. And with this book I wanted to stop reading on numerous occasions, but I stuck it out. I guess where a lot of my problems are is the style of writing. Just the way that writing flowed was kind of simple and almost juvenile, it didn’t seem like a super polished writing style. It also wasn’t very complex, or even mildly complex, a lot of the situations and characters in the book don’t really ever develop reasoning for their actions or thoughts or really anything. It started for me with the characters suddenly being in love in the past, it just seemed like […]

Bad Romance by Jen McLaughlin

Posted July 23, 2016 by Kate in Review, Skip It / 0 Comments
Bad Romance by Jen McLaughlin

Step-brother romances really seem to be the thing right now, don’t get me wrong I do enjoy some of them, and some of them not so much. This one unfortunately fell into the not so much category for me. So in this book while Lily and Jackson are step-siblings, they didn’t grow up together, spent very little time together because Jackson took off, and when the book starts they haven’t seen each other in like seven years. So there isn’t much of a family relationship dynamic going on with these two. Their story is kind of a second chance romance, Lily and Jackson shared one kiss a long time ago, and where Lily’s dad walked in on them, Jackson was kicked out and never looked back. Lily did write Jackson a lot over the years but he never engaged with her, even though the letters meant a lot to him. So Jackson is back in his hometown after being injured in the military, which is the last place he wants to be. After running into Lily, she invited him to move in with her and he accepts. Of course this is just a recipe for the impending hook up. Jackson was likable for the most part. I get how and why he wanted to get away from his mother and stepfather, his mother is honestly horrible to him. And he made a good life for himself, yeah he is dealing with some issues after being in war, but overall he […]

Bodychecking by Jami Davenport

Posted July 13, 2016 by Kate in Review, Skip It / 0 Comments
Bodychecking by Jami Davenport

I’ve never been a hockey fan. I wish I was. It’s so boring to watch on tv, but in person and in books I do like it. But in books I tend to adore the hockey romance, maybe ice works for me in books because it’s the only time I like cold stuff. Anyways, I was looking forward to this book because it is a hockey book, it is pretty far into the series but you can definitely read it on its own. I really was not a big fan of this book, I wanted to like it I really did, I swear. It just didn’t work for me. I liked the premise of the book, two people who have a long history of hooking up with each other in a kind of mutual friends with benefits kind of status. They both kind of run in the same circles (it seems like Bella’s sisters are married or dating like every hockey player on Cedric’s team) so it is easy for them to maintain this who hook up status thing. And in the beginning they do pretty much heat up the page. Cedric clearly wants more out of their relationship and he keeps broaching the subject with her, but she really doesn’t seem to be sure about settling down. And then everything shifts, and it happens pretty early on into the book, maybe at around 20% or so, Bella is attacked. The blurb warned me this was going to happen so […]

A Love to Last by Kelsey Browning

Posted July 9, 2016 by Kate in Review, Skip It / 0 Comments
A Love to Last by Kelsey Browning

I had high hopes for this book, I wanted to love it. It takes place in Texas, my home, the place I still miss a whole heck of a lot. Oh and it’s about book makers, and I don’t know about you guys, but I love a good pair of cowboy boots, I mean seriously, my mom has spent more money then she cares to admit on a pair of red cowboy boots that she still shows off whenever she wears them. Unfortunately, this book did nothing for me. I came very close, several times, to not finishing, but I powered through. Honestly, this book is super kitchy, I grew up in Texas, and even in the small town I have never heard people talk the way they do in this book. It was almost like the author went out of her way to make things down home and quaint, like giving pecan pie a special name, actually every food had a folksy name. It wasn’t endearing, it was super annoying. Our main character is Delaney, who is flighty, and that might be an understatement. She comes from kind of nomad home life until she was a teenager and went to live with her aunt. It seems like none of her parents really cared about her at all, and the situation is sad, but she uses it as reasoning for self sabotaging kind of everything. She was in love with Cal way back when and left him because she got […]

Driven to Temptation by Melia Alexander

Posted June 22, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, Excerpt, Giveaway, Review, Skip It / 0 Comments
Driven to Temptation by Melia Alexander

I really liked the idea of a woman working in what is predominately a man’s field, so I was excited to start this book, especially since its a workplace romance, which is one of my favorite places for a romance to take place in. Unfortunately, this book didn’t work for me at all. First of all the book was super quick, like way to quick for any real character development. While it was easy to see how the two of them fell into a night of passion, developing the kinds of feelings that they had by the end of the book was honestly just unrealistic. Also Delaney’s parents are very set in their ways and opinions and while I without a doubt was hoping Delaney would have some kind of confrontation with them, the whole thing did not play out as believable. My second problem is with Delaney herself. She was not likable to me at all. I think maybe the author was trying to hard to make her into an independent woman, but the way that she asserted her independence just did not appeal to me at all. Right off the bat when we meet Delaney, she lies to her boss (not just her boss by the owner of the company), Aidan, in order to con her way onto this road trip. I understood that, I really did, she obviously wants to make a name for herself in the company and has put in a ton of effort for […]

Hush by E.K. Blair

Posted May 20, 2016 by Kate in Review, Skip It / 0 Comments
Hush by E.K. Blair

So I have been reading this series since the very beginning. And truthfully, I was never really sure what to make of the series overall, I mean it is some serious intense stuff, you almost never know what is going to happen next. I remember after the first book wondering how in the heck this series was going to keep going if everyone kept dying. So here we are at the end of the series, the final book, and I honestly just couldn’t see how this was going to be a happy ending, and honestly I don’t think a happy ending would ever fit in Elizabeth’s world. So this is one of those books where I don’t feel like I can say a whole heck of a lot about the book without ruining everything for you, so I am going to stick with only talking about the stuff that you would have known from book two. So Elizabeth and Declan are basically trying to figure out where to go from here, and there is the matter of the person who got off the plane at the end of book two, so there is a lot of time spent dealing with finding that person and then dealing with it all. And of course because this is Elizabeth and Declan they have a lot of other little smaller things going on that are super dramatic and suspenseful. So here is the reason why I couldn’t really give this book a good rating, […]

The Natural History of Us by Rachel Harris

Posted March 28, 2016 by Kate in Giveaway, Review, Skip It / 0 Comments
The Natural History of Us by Rachel Harris

So this book was really not for me, I’ve Rachel Harris before and enjoyed her books, so I decided to give this book a go even though it was more YA then I normally go for. Unfortunately, I was right, this book is way to YA for me, it takes place in high school and the characters understandably have a lower maturity level and I just think I’ve gotten to a point where it harder for me to identify with high school characters. There have been a couple of YA books that I have really enjoyed, but in this book I think part of the problem was really the characters and pacing. The pacing of the book was really a big problem for me, I remember being 25-30% of the way done with the book and really nothing had happened. I mean at this point we do have some backstory, Peyton was sick before she started high school, she dated Justin and then he cheated on her (or so she believes), and now they don’t talk even though it’s been years later. There are some interactions at school and then they go to her families ranch and basically the reader is provided with a ton of information that honestly would have been better revealed over time and not just as an info dump. My biggest problem was honestly that the characters just were not authentic to me. Granted it has been a while since I was a teenager, but I […]