Genre: Mystery

Provocative by Lisa Renee Jones

Posted May 8, 2017 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Provocative by Lisa Renee Jones

Okay biggest downside to duets, waiting for the second one to come out. I picked up this book with every intention not to read it until the second book came out (I am seriously not a person with any kind of patience), but the cover was so pretty and it kept staring at me from my kindle, so I broke and I read it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad I read it, but I’m so bummed I have to wait to find out what happens next. I want to say I have read a book by Lisa Renee Jones in the past, but it’s been a long time, but remember enjoying the book I read by her in the past, and since this is a duet, I figured this would be a good place to jump in and try out her writing again. I think if you are unfamiliar with her, this would be a good choice to jump in a try out her writing. There are a lot of things about this book I liked, some of them are small and nuanced, others are big themes, but needless to say there are a lot of things I enjoyed about this book. So honestly, when you first meet Nick (a.k.a. Tiger) he’s at a function at Faith’s family winery. I honestly didn’t pick up on the fact that Nick knew who Faith was until after their first meeting, so either it was good writing or Nick is just that […]

Dating the Undead by Juliet Lyons

Posted May 2, 2017 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Dating the Undead by Juliet Lyons

I don’t know what I was fully expecting out of this book, but honestly whatever I was expecting, the book was way better. I think I went into this thinking it was going to be more romantic comedy then anything else, mostly because that’s kind of how much online dating books tend to go, a lot of weird first dates, finally finding the right guy (although almost always not through the website) and some laughs and a HEA as the cherry on top. This book totally had some funny moments, don’t get me wrong, but I wouldn’t call the book a romantic comedy. I loved how the book started off, frankly Silver at a party throwing drinks at people is good way to both get a good laugh, and get good sense of her personality. Silver is sassy, sometimes combative, has a lot of guts, has great inner monologue, and she is just honestly fun to read and easy to like. As for the whole vampire element to this book, I have to say I like how it was handled. Vamps are out in the open, but it’s almost like nonchalant like, sure there are vampires out in the world, but they don’t require blood, and no one really fears them. That actually kind of worked for me, mostly because the vampires were more like people, they had the same traits they had when they were human, they just were stronger, maybe had an ability or two, and lived forever […]

Twined Bond by Emma Hart

Posted November 17, 2016 by Kate in All Time Favorites, loved it, Review / 0 Comments
Twined Bond by Emma Hart

I have loved this series from the very beginning. I love the moments that make me laugh out loud, I love the moments of tenderness between Drake and Noelle, I love the times I’m sitting on the edge of my seat waiting to see what happens next, and so much more. When I found out this book was going to be the last book in the series, I have to admit that I wasn’t excited about reading it, because honestly I don’t want this series to be over. But I buckled down and read it, and I have never been so happy to love Emma Hart as an author, I think she did the characters so proud, and at the end I felt sad that it was over but happy with the outcome (which honestly is rare for me when a series comes to an end). So much of this book is a spoiler, and I really think if you are a fan of the series, that you need to experience this book without knowing the spoilers ahead of times. So basically this is going to be a hard review to write because I don’t want to spoil anything. So if you have gotten this far in the series you know that Drake and Noelle are super solid at this point, they are engaged, and I couldn’t be happy for them. This book really brings them even closer together in more ways then one, which I loved. These two of […]

Burning Bond by Emma Hart

Posted October 6, 2016 by Kate in All Time Favorites, Blog Tour, loved it, Review / 0 Comments
Burning Bond by Emma Hart

I absolutely am in love with this series. There is no way around that. That being said, I was more than a little apprehensive about this book, because it doesn’t follow the heroine we have all come to know and love, Noelle, but instead follows Bek, Noelle’s best friend and co-worker. Truth be told there has been quite a lot of build up coming to this book, is Bek with Jason, or does she like Brody? Well this is the book where all of those questions are answered. Since this is a mystery/suspense I won’t give many details about the plot line, but I’ll still try to explain why I loved the book. So I have always like Bek, she’s just as crazy as Noelle, she’s clearly one of the family, but she also balances our Noelle and vice versa. She’s also funnier then I thought she would be, but not in the same way that Noelle is, which was awesome cause I was kind of worried Bek was going to end up being Noelle 2.0. While Bek does manage to find herself in a scary situation after stumbling upon a rape victim and becoming a target herself of a crew of murders, Bek is a bit more, I think I would call it reserved when it comes to danger. She doesn’t go full force charging into the fray, but that’s not to say she backs away either. I liked that she soldiered on trying to get to the bottom […]

Vindicate by Beth Yarnall

Posted October 5, 2016 by Kate in All Time Favorites, loved it, Review / 0 Comments
Vindicate by Beth Yarnall

Okay, truth. I love this book. I just do. I was not super enthusiastic about the blurb or the cover, but I like the idea of P.I.s and I liked that Cora was so invested in her investigation (or so it seemed from the blurb), so I figured why not, I’ll try it. I’m so glad I did, because I loved it. I picked it up when I couldn’t fall back asleep, though I’ll read two or three chapters and then go back to bed, didn’t work out, I read it from beginning to end in one sitting, and now I’m tired cause I didn’t get to sleep. No regrets though. Cora, our heroine, is lovely, and interesting, and has blue hair (my pink hair self loved that about her), and most interestingly, Cora is on pause. There no other way to explain it. I don’t like stories where the heroine is a virgin, it doesn’t read authentic to me, I’m sorry by when I read a romance and the girl 22-25 years old and a virgin, I don’t believe, you have to back it up with some kind of reasoning cause I just don’t by it. But with Cora, I did! When she was young, before 16 I believe, her brother was convicted of murder and rape of his ex-girlfriend. Cora has devoted her life, getting emancipated when she was 16, investigating, using all her money to try and free her brother, just everything about her world is about […]

Viking Warrior Rebel by Asa Maria Bradley

Posted October 2, 2016 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Viking Warrior Rebel by Asa Maria Bradley

I started reviewing books of the urban fantasy persuasion, before I fell over heads with romance. But every once in a while I like to dive back into urban fantasy and the paranormal, especially if a synopsis really intrigues me. I have to admit that when I read the blurb for this book I was beyond intrigued. I loved the cover art, I loved the whole Vikings and Valkyries theme, and I love when these themes are set in modern day. This book is book two in the series, but honestly I think it can be read as a standalone, you’ll see the couple from the first book in this one, but the author does a great job of world-building within this book, so you can without a doubt read it on its own. So I really do kind of love Astrid. Astrid is a warrior in every sense of the word, and when the book starts she is sent on a mission to go pick someone up. It shouldn’t be too big of a deal, so she’s sent by herself. It’s clear from the beginning that Astrid doesn’t think all that highly of herself. She wants to prove to everyone that she is worthy, but no one doubts her like she doubts herself. I will admit she occasionally makes some decisions that she really shouldn’t have because she doesn’t want to be seen as weak or like she can’t do the job own her own. But regardless of her […]

Twirled Bond by Emma Hart

Posted July 24, 2016 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Twirled Bond by Emma Hart

I’ve made no secret how much I love this series, it is without a doubt one of my favorites, and I love how quickly they ahve been releasing (I am not patient when it comes to books I love). So when this book showed up on my Kindle I was super excited. This is not really a book that can be read without reading the other books in the series, I mean you would be able to follow the murder just find, but you would miss out on all the personal things that have happened relationship wise, so read the other books first, you won’t regret it. So I have to admit I was wondering what type of crime Emma was going to tackle next, and this one is just without a doubt a sad one. When the book starts its the 15th anniversary of a girl name Daniela disappearing from Holly Woods, she was in 9th grade and close friends with Noelle. And of course, pretty quickly a skeleton was recovered and everyone thinks it could be Daniela. I admit this crime I think hit me more than the ones in earlier novels. She was so young when she died, and Noelle has a real emotional connection to the case, and there are moments when everything is unfolding where everything just hits Noelle and you can tell its heartbreaking for her. The whole case was just really sad, Daniela was so young, and the family was so affected by […]

Hottest Mess by J. Kenner

Posted July 17, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, Just Okay, Review, Teaser / 0 Comments
Hottest Mess by J. Kenner

And I’m back for book two. I really do like J. Kenner, and I actually like a well written stepbrother romance, and this book has a mystery element going on, so while all the stars seemingly are aligned, I somehow can’t get into this series the way I really want to. So we pick back up in this book pretty much where we left off. Jane and Dallas are involved with each other, but still in secret, because these two aren’t just stepbrother and sister, no there parents adopted them, so by law they are as related to each other as if they shared DNA. In that regard I actually felt pretty bad for them, I mean loving someone that you know you could get into serious trouble just for being together, the whole thing kind of sucks. Oh and did I mention Dallas is still keeping up his whole I’m a ladies man thing, yeah, that was no exactly easy for Jane to deal with, but I understood the reasoning behind it all. The plot of who kidnapped Jane and Dallas when they were younger definitely starts making some strides in this book, and I have to admit this was the element in the book that kept me interested. I love a good mystery. Also I felt like most of the character growth with these two was about moving on from what happened to them and finding closure as well as finding the people responsible. So really this plot […]

The Sapphire Affair by Lauren Blakely

The Sapphire Affair by Lauren Blakely

I spent a lot of time on islands when I was a kid, and man do I miss it sometimes, nothing like an afternoon rain, weather that never goes over the 80s, and oceans and rainforests for days. So to say that the setting of this book appealed to me might be a little bit on an understatement. Plus this book had a bit of a mystery going on in it, so I was more then ready to dig in and find out who the bad guy was, and what in the heck was going on. So our book starts out with both our main characters, Steph and Jake getting on the case of Steph’s maybe embezzling stepfather. Steph gets involved for personal reasons, like wanting her mother to get what should have been hers in the divorce rather then basically getting nothing from her stepdad. And Jake, who is a bounty hunter is looking for the information about where this embezzled money could have possibly gone and maybe getting it back. Of course neither of them know about each other, so where they meet, it’s all just attraction, of course until they figure out who the other person is. Can they trust each other? After all they are working for the same goals her, so doesn’t it make sense for them to work together? These two are fun to read on the page, there is so much great banter and chemistry between them, that it makes the book just […]

His by Brenda Rothert

Posted July 4, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
His by Brenda Rothert

So I must admit I was a tad on the fence about this book, I mean I was worried that Quinn would come off as a victim and that Andrew would be the man who saved her. But I honestly couldn’t have been more wrong, Quinn was everything I could have wanted her to be and more. So Quinn, is kind of awesome, she might be homeless, but man she is a strong woman. So when you first meet Quinn she is searching for food, trying to get enough food to feed her sister, who is also homeless like her. But unlike a lot of homeless people, Quinn and her sister can’t go to a homeless shelter or for help, because they are on the run, and on the run from something or someone powerful. I loved how much Quinn wanted to take care of her sister, she is willing to do whatever it takes, put her like indefinitely on hold, just to make sure that her sister is safe. How can you not love a woman like that? When the book starts with Andrew, he is coming off of a gold-digger trying to claim her child was his, and he basically swears to himself that he will never leave himself that open to anyone again. Enter his less than palatable habit of paying women to share his bed with him. Which is of course how he ends up in the path of Quinn. Now that’s not to say that […]