Author: Maisey Yates

Breaking All Her Rules by Maisey Yates

Posted August 12, 2014 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Breaking All Her Rules by Maisey Yates

I’m a big fan of Maisey Yates, so even though I don’t normally love novellas, I decided to give this one a try, and I am really glad that I did. This was a short romance, so normally I wouldn’t expect to form strong connections to the characters in them, but I did, and I loved both Grace and Zack. I do love the way that Grace and Zack met, in a NYC cab where they have a couple of minutes of awkward conversation followed by the accidental swapping of cell phones. Since Grace is crazy obsessed with her job and losing her phone is basically the same thing as having her office blown up, she has to get it back from the strange cowboy-man she met in the cab. And when she shows up at his hotel to switch the phones back, he of course, answers the door in a towel, so you know what is going to come next right? So the reason why I like the two of them so much together is that they both carry their own set of baggage, but are still making their ways through life in spite of it. Grace is working at a job that really doesn’t appreciate her, and there is even one conversation with her boss early on in the book where basically she is blamed by her boss for not making her client feel appreciated, even though he was basically sexually harassing her. I don’t think I would […]

Rekindled by Maisey Yates

Posted May 31, 2014 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Rekindled by Maisey Yates

I read a Maisey Yates book not to long ago, and I really thought she did a great job with subject matter and connecting with the reader, so when the option to read this book came up it was a no brainer. This is a shorter novella book, so if you are thinking about giving Maisey a try, this would be a great book to try her out with. I am kind of a huge fan of second chances, and even though most second chances are about reconnecting with a past love, this is more of second chance for two people who were both very different when they knew each other and did not have the best of relationships. So short plot summery, Lucy left her emotionally abusive husband and moved back to her hometown, only to be turned out by her parents and in dire need of work and a place to live. The guy she used to torment in high school gives her a job, and it doesn’t escape him how the tables are now turned for the two of them. While it would be easy for Mac to take advantage of the fact that his high school bully is now cleaning his floors, he really never does. He’s actually really kind to her. Sure he makes a couple comments in the beginning, but he’s never overtly rude to her, or really anything like that. Instead he’s really patient with her, even though she doesn’t know how to […]

Avenge Me by Maisey Yates

Posted May 18, 2014 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Avenge Me by Maisey Yates

Avenge Me is book one in the Fifth Avenue trilogy, and I was definitely looking forward to reading this book because I love a romance that has grand designs on revenge, what can I say I love the suspense that comes with revenge. So each book in the trilogy is written by a different author, so my comments about Maisey’s writing style may not carry over to the other books since I am not sure how different the writing styles are (just a heads up). So first I want to point out that I don’t particularly care for book with domination themes in them, it’s not cause I’m prudish or have some moral opposition to them, it’s just I find they are never written all that well, and they always make the woman out to be some kind of helpless flower. Maisey Yates is the absolute exception to this rule. She writes about control in a way that doesn’t make the woman out to be “just along for the ride” but rather an active participant in the experience, and I seriously appreciate that. Austin a good looking man who is rolling in dough, but also rolling in a lot of self-hatred and family drama. His father is to blame for the death of a friend of Austin’s, and it’s because of that death that Austin finally has a real picture about the kind of man his father really is. Austin spends a lot of time in the book terrified that […]