Publisher: Entangled

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 […]

Hooked by Christina Phillips

Posted February 14, 2017 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Hooked by Christina Phillips

I not so secretly love all thing MC romance related, and this blurb doesn’t give too much away about the book, just that Zach is in an MC and a classy girl from the right side of the tracks shows up one night and of course they get together. I want to say upfront that this book is not a super hard MC book, if you are looking for dark and gritty MC, this is not your book. While it still is about a guy in an MC and he’s definitely rough around the edges, the book is kinda like a sweet MC, and I kind of really liked that. So most MC books I’ve read the guy is super involved in the Club and the author goes into a lot of storyline about the club and the things the club is involved with, which almost always gives it kind of a dangerous tone to it all. While I would say the author kind of hints at the fact that the MC is involved in maybe some less then lawful activity, there is no real MC storyline here, it’s all Zach and Grace, which was kinda nice for me. Zach is super confident, I almost think too confident. Grace walks into a bar on the seedy side of town, and MC bar, looking for a phone because he car broke down, and Zach is like convinced, I mean convinced, the whole thing is a rouse so she can hook up […]

Only for You by Naima Simone

Posted December 15, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments
Only for You by Naima Simone

I wasn’t sure what to expect out of this book, I liked the blurb, the idea behind two people running into each other after a long time apart, separated by more then just time, but also by betrayal. Just works for me. What can I say I am a sucker for the drama, I like when two people have a lot of pain and suffering to work through. Honestly, the reason why this book gets three stars for me is because it’s almost exclusively physical. Yes there are some emotional moments, but most of the emotional turmoil is internal and all happens while naked and heating up the pages. Don’t get me wrong I like some hotness in my books, but I also like there to me more than just physical. Our leading man is Killian (seriously love this name lately) and he’s definitely carrying some serious baggage. He was sent to jail for two years, after the woman he loved basically turned him in and he never heard from her again. He has some serious PTSD like symptoms when it comes to dealing with his experiences in jail, mostly in confined spaces. He’s definitely more guarded, and opposed to letting people in. So when Gabby shows up in his nightclub, its not at all something he was prepared for. I totally understood why he was apprehensive about seeing her, being with her, loving her, etc. It makes total sense. But there is still a lot of heat going on […]

Encore by Tara Kelly

Posted December 7, 2016 by Kate in Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments
Encore by Tara Kelly

I wanted to like this book a lot more than I did. From the blurb it had all of the elements I was looking for in a book, it just didn’t come together for me. I love books in the music scene, and I was excited about the going on tour aspect on the book, I also liked how the blurb alluded to the girl having a thing for one of her bandmates. Ultimately, I wasn’t in love with any of the characters in the book. First of all the main character, our heroine, Jasmine, is young, I think for the entirety of the book she is 17, and honestly it really comes off that way. I have a hard time really getting into characters who are that young, and that was a big problem for me. I didn’t find Jasmine to be super likable, it wasn’t that she wasn’t likable, it was more that she was so in her own head that I just didn’t enjoy her all that much. And the other characters in the book didn’t stand out to me either as being really likable either. It’s hard for me to like a book when I don’t love at least one of the characters in a book. Also I really felt like the author was trying to make a lot of points with this book, I mean she touched on a lot of different issues in one book. While I really like when an author brings issues […]

Hard Compromise by Samanthe Beck

Posted November 21, 2016 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Hard Compromise by Samanthe Beck

Small town sheriffs, ah, just something about those three words really work for me lately. I liked a good hot cop scenario, and oh boy did this book start off with a hot cop scenario. There were a lot more elements to this book other than the fact that the hero was a cop though, I actually felt like there was a decent of angst for lack of a better word. Both characters really wanted their lives to go a certain way and worked as hard as they could to get there, but the anxiousness of whether or not they would get what they wanted was heavy in the foreground. So Laurie and our hot cop Ethan have a past. Laurie is from the bad side of town with a mom who, well, let’s just say all cops in town know who her mom is. And then we have Ethan who is from the good side of town and comes from money, and works as a sheriff because he wants to do good things for his community. They meet when Laurie is a minor and he is busting her for underage drinking. She makes a pass at him, he tells her come back in 10 years and things might end differently. So 10 years later, Ethan is on a mission, and that mission is Laurie. The thing about Laurie is that she is really driven by this need to not be her mother, to be an upstanding citizen within the […]

Lessons in Gravity by Megan Westfield

Posted October 24, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, Liked It, Review / 1 Comment
Lessons in Gravity by Megan Westfield

I can honestly say I haven’t read any romances with climbing involved. Sure I’ve read books with some of the more adventurous sports, like snowboarding, motor biking, etc but never anything with rock climbing. I think the reason why this book appealed to me so much is two fold, one I kind of have this idea in my head that rock climbers are somewhat fearless and I want to be more like that, and two I am planning a move to Montana and let’s face it there is probably some awesome rock climbing out that way so I want to learn before I move. One thing I appreciated about this book was that even though climbing was the back drop for the entire book, the author did a great job at getting me understand enough of it to get what was going on, but didn’t overload me to the point where I got confused (seeing as how I have no experience). The author also did a really good job at describing the scene, I could picture the meadow where they met for interviews, the area where they did the final climb, and the little lake they would take a frozen dip in when they finished a climb. I love when I can see it in my head. Josh and April as characters were both pretty interesting. You get a much better feel for April early on in the book, it is her POV after all. But she really interesting and […]

A Fool for You by Katee Robert

Posted September 30, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments
A Fool for You by Katee Robert

I read The Marriage Contract not that long ago, and I really did love it, it was a pretty awesome book, so when this book came my way I was excited to read it. This book has second chances and a baby in the mix, which always makes for some seriously heightened emotions. This is book three in the series, but it is without a doubt a stand alone, although I think you get to see characters from the other books in this one, so that might be a plus for people who followed the series. So when the book starts we meet our heroine, Hope, who is on her way back to her home town, the first time in over a decade, going to set up a scholarship to honor her brother. There is a lot of baggage for Hope when it comes to going back home, the place where her brother died, the same accident that killed her brother also took away her ability to run and be and athlete, and left her dealing with some level of pain for the rest of her life and some serious scarring (both emotionally and physically). I liked Hope a lot, she’s made a life for herself that she could be proud of and hasn’t let the tragedy in her life stop her. I liked that she is a strong independent woman, I also liked that she didn’t try and keep the news of the baby from Danny, I mean she […]

Landing the Air Marshal by Jennifer Blackwood

Posted September 12, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Landing the Air Marshal by Jennifer Blackwood

I’m not sure why, but I love the idea of a hot air marshal, maybe I’m just a weirdo. I seriously love flying, I’m also one of those super weird people who love airports and will often fly out of my way so I can have connections in my favorite airports. Needless to say the whole idea of romance and flying peaked my interest in this book. So you meet Abby and Gage right off the bat. I think I was expecting these two to have like a cute little conversation or something and then meet up later or something, boy oh boy was I wrong. So Abby is without a doubt a nervous flyer, I think she may even be more nervous flying then my mom, and that’s saying something. It does result in some accidental grabbing of Gage and some fun little conversation. But when Abby finally settles in and goes to working on the set research she has to do by watching a “Fifty Shades” type movie, well Gage gets all kinds of hot and bothered, and we actually get some hot scenes while up in the air. I liked this couple a lot, they seem really comfortable with each other even though they just met each other. They have good banter, and Gage knows how to dirty talk for sure. I also liked how independent and confident Abby is, she always seems to be in control and is one of those hyper organized people, but somehow […]

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 […]

The Hang Up by Tawna Fenske

Posted June 13, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, Excerpt, Giveaway, Liked It, Review / 1 Comment
The Hang Up by Tawna Fenske

I thought this book was really cute, it had kind of a lighthearted feel to it throughout the book. It starts really kind of amusingly with our heroine, Miriam meeting our hero, Jason. Jason of course is covered in mud and has been locked out of his house, but Miriam mistakenly believes him to be a homeless person. I loved their kind of hooky first interaction between them. It’s not really a tone that was kept up through the relationship, but it was a fun way to start and got me hooked. Part of what really appealed to me was that Jason and Miriam have a work connection. They don’t work for the same company, but Jason’s company is using Miriam’s company’s services, so any relationship between the two could cause problems in their work life and I liked that whole dynamic of should we really be doing this. So I liked Miriam kind of way more than I liked Jason. I think maybe I understood her better. She’s really driven and it shows through her work with her company. But she also has kind of a sad backstory that plays into how she handles her feelings toward Jason. Her father died after a mountain climbing accident, so for her being involved with someone who likes to take risks and do adventure sports, is not at all something she is wanting to do. And I got it, I mean it made sense, if I were her I would probably have […]