The Wright Brother by K.A. Linde

Posted April 2, 2017 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
The Wright Brother by K.A. Linde

I’m a big fan of K.A. Linde, I like her writing style, and the stories she tells, so this book was a forgone conclusion for me to buy. I was actually pretty excited about the whole dating a guy whose brother you already dated, I mean come on, we can all agree it’s like a recipe for disaster right? Sign me up, yes please. First and foremost can I just say I really liked Emery. I don’t know why exactly, I just know that from the moment the book started I liked her. I think it’s because she walked away from a life that wasn’t making her happy, and of course from a jerk boyfriend who was cheating on her. So Emery heads back home to figure out what is going to come next. I really liked her sister, who she moves in with and her best friend. So of course her best friend drags her to a wedding, a Wright wedding, and that’s where she meets Jensen. Oh Jensen. I can understand why Emery was apprehensive about going to the wedding and getting back involved with the Wright family, obviously one Wright in particular left some scars on her heart. Jensen was pretty likable, he’s a rich, hot, nice guy. What’s not to like? I liked that he is a really good older brother. I mean he looks out for them the best that he can. I liked how the family stuck together, they didn’t always agree with each […]

Hot for the Fireman by Gina L. Maxwell

Posted March 31, 2017 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Hot for the Fireman by Gina L. Maxwell

I love books with firemen, they are definitely one of my favorite men in uniform guys for sure. I also really like books where the two characters have a one night stand and then they show up in the future in each others lives, it always makes for some interesting situations. I like the chemistry that Olivia and Erik had right from the beginning, and I think part of why that chemistry worked is because they both seemed to be in the same place emotionally. Erik is going through something at work, he’s basically been taken off active duty until he gets some PTSD issues under control, so I think that is leaving him feeling pretty out of control and a little bit in denial as well. Olivia on the other hand is also living a little bit in denial, well maybe no denial, but she’s pretty much refusing to move forward in her personal life. It’s like she pushed the pause button after her last relationship ended, and when she finally decided to try moving forward she was quick to quit. So when these two meet at the liquor store after each ditching their respective plans for the night, they have a great dynamic, and are honestly just what the other person needs. Erik is likable for sure. I wasn’t expecting him to be prior service military, or for basically his entire team at the firehouse to be people who served in the army (some of them even served […]

Take Me Back by Meghan March

Posted March 30, 2017 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Take Me Back by Meghan March

I was super looking forward to this book, I love books where the main characters are already in a relationship, don’t get me wrong, I love a good meet cute as much as anyone, but when the relationship is already in place it has a tendency to be angsty and I love angst. This book is not at all short on the angst. So obviously the blurb sets it up with two people who have been married for two years and things aren’t going well, so they go on vacation to try and fix things in their marriage or to walk away. Normally it takes some time for me to feel an emotional connection with the characters in a book, I mean at least a fourth of the way through a book. But here, I felt something for Kat right away, she just seems so broken down, it was hard not to have your heart break a little bit reading about how desperate she was to get her husband back. It’s also really clear from the beginning that these two didn’t really do anything to each other, so there is no real bad guy here, more like life happened, and sometimes that means things get hard. It’s easy to relate to. Kat is not someone who deals with grief, and not long after her marriage starts grief struck, and she coped the only way she knew how to shut down and build walls. Her husband Dane, dealing with his own […]

A Star to Steer Her By by Beth Anne Miller

Posted March 29, 2017 by Kate in loved it, Review / 0 Comments
A Star to Steer Her By by Beth Anne Miller

I kind of wish there were more books coming out about the ocean, I mean sure there are books that take place in a tropical setting, and that’s nice and everything, but in the book the ocean is basically a character on its own, and I loved it. I spent a significant amount of time when I was growing up on an island, and my parents favorite form of family vacations was cruise ships, so it was really easy for me to fall in love with this book. And I have to say I’m pretty jealous of Ari and the experience she got to have. I’m not really one for sailing, probably because it’s not something I’ve ever done and lingo goes over my head, but the author did a great job explaining things but not making it overwhelming. Ari is going on this semester at sea experience, and she has been wanting to back out of it for some time, clearly when the book starts there is some sort of traumatic event that she is trying to get past, including what seems like a pretty substantial injury to her leg. It was so easy to like Ari right from the beginning, normally it takes me a minute to get to know a character and decide if I like them or love them, or whatever, but with Ari it was immediate. She’s complex and interesting, and sad but strong, she’s so easy to love and kind of identify with that […]

The Billionaire Beast by Jackie Ashenden

Posted March 28, 2017 by Kate in Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments
The Billionaire Beast by Jackie Ashenden

So clearly this book is a retelling of a fairytale, Beauty and the Beast, it’s also very timely given the movie just came out, but nevertheless I was looking forward to reading this book because I love modern retellings of fairytales. Obviously in the fairytale the Beast is actually, you know a beast, whereas Nero in this book is just a man, but a man who has some serious baggage that seems to have resulted in some pretty serious agoraphobia. But he does have a similar temperament I would say. So the book starts with Phoebe going to Nero as a job applicant, he has a lot of money, and is super difficult to work for and can’t keep an assistant, so he’s offering a ton of money, and Phoebe needs the cash. First off I noticed the mind games that Nero seems to like to play on anyone who comes into his domain. I wonder almost if he plays the games because it’s really the only contact he has with people, and he doesn’t seem to be very good with people. I didn’t really like how kind of stalkery he is, I mean he watches everyone all the time, from this like secret control room, where of course it turns out the whole house is outfitted with camera, it’s a little creepy. Also for me, Nero was hard to like. I mean I liked Beast in the fairytale, he had moments of being sweet or kind, his shell was […]

Dear Agony by Georgia Cates

Posted March 10, 2017 by Kate in Kindle Unlimited, Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Dear Agony by Georgia Cates

Heads up, this book is sad, or maybe sad isn’t the right word, but it for sure pulls on the heart strings pretty hard. So if you are looking for a cheery, upbeat, fun romance, walk away now. This book ain’t named Dear Agony for no reason. I love books with older guys, so I was super stoked when I realized this guy is definitely an older guy, woot woot. So we meet Rose when she is literally on the street just trying to make enough money to eat so she doesn’t have to dig through trash in order to find her next meal. I felt for her right from the beginning, I mean there is poor and then there is homeless and starving, so right from the beginning of the book I wanted Rose to find happy. She is approached by a woman who basically offers her the world, to get her healthy, educated, well cared for, and all she is has to do is be a companion to rich men. I know, I know what you’re thinking, but I promise she isn’t a prostitute. She’s literally just a companion, a friend, who lives in. Generally to the older crowd. Bash is looking for a companion, he’s a hot guy, takes great care of himself, super successful, there is a big age gap between him and Rose, but he wants her for his companion. And the reason, man, the reason, he’s got a health issue, and figures he wants […]

Chain Reaction by Tara Wyatt

Posted March 9, 2017 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Chain Reaction by Tara Wyatt

So this is book 3 in the series, and I haven’t read the first two, or any other book written by Tara before, but I have to say I enjoyed this book. I have really been in the mood for some suspense in my romance lately, and this book definitely brings the suspense. It also brings with it a pretty hefty dose of family drama and angst. I figured out pretty quickly that this series seems to revolve around a group of friends, and the guys all seem to work for one guys security company, so basically the dudes are hot, muscley, bodyguards (woot woot, sign me up). So Alexa and Zach obviously know each other before this book beginnings. And when we meet Alexa, man, let’s just say I am more than happy that I don’t have to sit through family dinners like that. It would be bad enough dealing with controlling parents who put her down, but it turns out they are really, really bad parents and people. Alexa overhears something at dinner and when Zach sees her he knows something is up. So I really liked that Alexa didn’t try to handle things on her own. She tells her friends and the people she loves right away. And when she realizes that she has knowledge that could help keep people safe, she steps up, and I like that. She definitely gave me kind of a nervous vibe throughout the book, even when the scenes weren’t necessarily about […]

Catching Carly by Emma Hart

Posted March 8, 2017 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Catching Carly by Emma Hart

As always, Emma Hart makes me laugh out loud, and sometimes inappropriately. I really liked Brooke’s book, mostly because I love the whole friends to lovers thing, but also because Brooke and Carly have an awesome dynamic and quirky yet perfect senses of humor. So it was easy to really want to get to know Carly on a more personal level. Carly and Zeke are both introduced in Brooke’s book, and they both are awesome characters in that book because they have a great kind of antagonistic yet laced with tons of chemistry dynamic. The great part about this book is that they already had a drunken hook up, so by the time we meet up with Carly and Zeke again they already know they can set the sheets on fire, so the angst in this book is big time. Carly is super funny, she has that great sense of humor. But honestly, what I loved about Carly (and Emma for including this), is that she is a little left out. Her two best friends have gotten together, and like most people in the beginnings of a new relationship, they neglect their other relationships, and Carly is really feeling that right now. I felt for her, and it made it super relatable too, I mean who hasn’t had a friend disappear down the rabbit hole of a new relationship. She’s also really looking for a connection, and her online dating is hilarious (I mean seriously I’ve never been more happy […]

Delicious Satisfaction by Sabrina Sol

Posted March 7, 2017 by Kate in Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments
Delicious Satisfaction by Sabrina Sol

So this is not my first book in the series that I have read, and I really liked Delicious Complication, which is the book before. I liked Brandon a lot, and his whole fake relationship storyline, and there was also a fair amount of suspense in the plot, so I was looking forward to this book and hoping for a little bit of the same kind of tone from the one I had read previously. And there was some of the same kind of themes in this book, but I didn’t love it as much as I did the previous book. So we’d already met Alexa and Dante (she’s Brandon’s sister and he’s his old best buddy and lawyer), so if you already read the other book you kind of already have a feel for them going in, but if not that’s cool too. I really liked how the book started off, Alexa goes to a restaurant to meet her friends, and of course it is the restaurant owned by her ex. Only when she walks in and realizes that he completely ripped off all her ideas and recipes, she’s irate. Obviously. Needless to say the whole thing end up with her in jail, and who comes to bail her out, you guess it, Dante, the lawyer. Alexa in the beginning was easy to like. She came off as really true to herself in terms of her style and her personality, but as the book goes on she ends up […]

Distracted by Her by Caitlyn Blue

Posted February 17, 2017 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Distracted by Her by Caitlyn Blue

I got this book quite some time ago, and I read it a while ago too, I just forgot to write a review, so I reread it and it held up pretty well the second time around. I tend to really like revenge plots, they are just so juicy with drama. Plus this one had the added in fake relationship, and you just know fake relationships always turn into something more. The book is pretty fast paced, it was a quick read both times which is just what I was looking for. This book definitely has some serious complications that could have made for some super big time drama, but like I said this book is a pretty quick read so the few instances of straight up confrontation came and went pretty fast. Devlin has come back to the small town where he grew up to avenge his father who was wrongfully accused of embezzling and then died in jail. And wouldn’t you know it, the guy who set up Devlin’s father is the father of our lovely heroine, Rebecca. Rebecca is pretty mousy actually, she seems to go out of her way to be unremarkable, wrapping herself in unflattering clothing and big glasses to hide behind. That’s not to say she is unremarkable, she is beautiful and talented and what seems like an overall pretty good person. She was easy to like. But being in this small town, where the Queen Bee basically hates her is not an easy […]