Genre: Suspense

Veiled Menace by Deborah Blake

Posted May 22, 2017 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Veiled Menace by Deborah Blake

I have been dying to get back to urban fantasy for a while now, it’s what got me back into reading after college, so it has a big piece of my heart. I wanted a book that had to do with witches, because I don’t have enough books with witches in them. I picked up this book thinking it was the first book in the series (its not) and when I realized it wasn’t I was slightly worried I would feel like I missed out, but the author did a great job of recapping in a way that wasn’t overwhelming and I never felt like I was lost of confused, so if you happen upon this book without reading the first you will still be good to go. Okay first off, I liked this book, I feel like over the past couple of years Urban Fantasy is kind of dying out, or being seriously reduced, so I was so happy to find a book recently released that was of pretty good quality. I liked the law enforcement angle, especially since in this world the supernatural races seem to really kind of stick to their own, this way Donata has a reason to interact with all kinds and it much more fun story. Donata by herself though is pretty interesting, she is kind of low-key, especially compared to the people in her family. She may come from well of snobby people, but she is totally cool drinking a dive bar, living […]

Once Bitten by Heather McCorkle

Posted April 24, 2017 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Once Bitten by Heather McCorkle

Once upon a time, I pretty much exclusively read urban fantasy and paranormal romance, it was the genre that got me back into my love of reading. I still dabble from time to time, but mostly I read a lot of romance these days. But I have always had a soft spot in my heart but UF and PNR, especially when it comes to werewolves, or really any kind of shifter book. This book was an easy pick up for me, because not only was it a shifter book, but it was already really rooted in Norse mythology, which has recently become a bit of a fascination for me. Once of the things that tends to make UF and PNR not always work for me is world building. Let’s face it explaining the rules to how a society works and all the history that goes along with that can be confusing to a reader if not done well, or worse can come off as super boring. Heather didn’t hesitate to jump right in with this book, we have Sonya getting bitten within the first couple of pages of the book, and it was definitely not a good experience for her. I liked how we jump right in, and how we really got the opportunity to learn about the world at the same time as Sonya did, her questions were my questions, and just in general I felt like the world was explained really well. I will say that at the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wolf Moon by Lisa Kessler

Posted February 16, 2017 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Wolf Moon by Lisa Kessler

I’ll admit I was a little bit leery about picking up this book to read, I figured since it was so far into the series that I would be inundated with a bunch of characters that had already been established and it would be next to impossible to follow. I was super wrong, this book is easily a standalone, yes there were characters from the other books in this one, but they were truly support characters, and I appreciated that the focus was mostly on our two main characters. Truth be told when I first started reading urban fantasy/paranormal romance book it wasn’t the vamps that attracted me, it was shifters. There is just something about shifters that makes me happy. I was really intrigued by the blurb on this book, because Raven was turned against her will, it makes for some seriously emotional times, and I love that. Also I liked the idea because our lead guy being a lone wolf, which is a complication in of itself since wolves are pack animals by nature. So when we meet Raven, it’s beyond clear she is in a bad spot, I mean she is literally running away from her pack. But hey, after getting to know Raven’s pack over the course of the book, it is totally understandable why she would want to run as fast as she could in the opposite direction. I liked Raven, she’s a strong woman. She is in an impossible situation, she wants to do […]

Devil’s Mark by Megan Crane

Posted January 3, 2017 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Devil’s Mark by Megan Crane

A few years ago I went through a massive pile of books about MC’s, I loved them, could not get enough, and then I burnt myself out. I’ve started reading them again, and thankfully I am remembering why I loved them in the first place. Plus I really liked the heroine in this book is basically like the town princess, so the idea of her hooking up with the town bad boy is kind of hot. When we first meet Killian, or “Uptown,” as he is known to the club, he has a big chip on his shoulder. He definitely didn’t grow up easy, and he is finally at the point where he can bring down the hurt on the town mayor. As it turns out Killian and the mayor have a past, the mayor used to provide Killian’s mom with drugs and hook up with her. Totally understandable why he would hate the mayor. So when the mayor’s daughter Holly walks into the club bar looking for a job, Killian sees this as the perfect opportunity to get back at the mayor and maybe even get Holly into his bed. I really liked Holly, she had a lot more backbone then I was expecting out of her. She grew up a princess, always following the rules, doing exactly what he dad wanted her to, basically little miss perfect. And now that it’s come out that her father isn’t the guy she thought he was she is feeling kind of […]

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 […]

Safe From Harm by Kate SeRine

Posted October 5, 2016 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Safe From Harm by Kate SeRine

Who doesn’t love a man in uniform, I know I do. I picked up this book because frankly, I’ve been in the mood for a little law and order type suspense, who did and why, and will they be caught. The thing about this book is that you know who the bad guy is right from the beginning, the thing that keeps you guessing is trying to figure out how or who he is going to strike at next. So when the book starts we start in the past. Gabe and Elle are both eating at a local diner, Gabe with their mutual friend, Gabe runs out to his car for something, and while he is outside there are shots fired. His friend dies. It’s really quit horrible, and you can tell how much this man’s death affects Gabe. Even though Elle and Gabe have a strained relationship (she seems to seriously dislike him), they come together over their grief. Fast forward to present day and its been like a year, the trial of the man responsible is over. Everything should be great right? Wrong, now that the trial is over, the man responsible, well his family is after vengeance. The stakes are high in this book, and early on Gabe is shot, so during a lot of the book Gabe feels like he has been sidelined. You can tell he wants to be out there getting justice, when reality is he is stuck at home getting better. Gabe is […]

Sweetest Taboo by J. Kenner

Posted October 1, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Sweetest Taboo by J. Kenner

So we are back with the final installment from Jane and Dallas. Things have really changed with these two since the first two books, and if you are thinking you can walk into this book without reading the other two first, you are sadly mistaken. You do get some more fun cameos from other characters from J. Kenner’s books, so be on the lookout for that. Don’t read this review if you haven’t read the second book yet, spoilers from that book are in this review. So once we pick up in this book Jane has gone missing and to say Dallas is going out of his mind with worry would be an understatement. Dallas and Jane are finally out in the open, their parents have cut them off financially, and the media is all over their story, but these two don’t find happiness right away. Thankfully Jane doesn’t stay missing for very long, but it puts all the more pressure on Dallas and Jane to figure out who was behind all these events in the first place. There are some heartbreaking scenes with these two as the book continues. Certain people become implicated in the plot, people that both Dallas and Jane are close to, and seeing how they react to those things, how they handle it is sometimes very sad to read. Also the strained relationship between Jane and Dallas and their parents is also hard to read, especially with their dad. I mean I wish he would […]

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 […]