Publisher: Kensington

Beauty and the Bull Rider by Victoria Vane

Posted March 17, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Beauty and the Bull Rider by Victoria Vane

I have been dying for a really good cowboy book, I think it’s because it’s been cold and I’ve been missing Texas and my husband and I can’t stop talking about buying horses. Whatever the reason, I was pretty excited about this book, because not only is it cowboys but it is rodeo cowboys, and I adore the rodeo, some of my best memories growing up. I thought this was an interesting concept though, the heroine used to be married to the hero’s best friend, so if that doesn’t spell out a complicated situation I don’t know what does, and I love a little drama. So the book starts out and we meet Zac, who has apparently had a thing for Delaney since the day he met her, only she went out with his friend and married him instead. Now it’s years later and she’s divorced, doesn’t seem to even want to be around Zac, and now he finds out she is looking to have a baby solo. Zac does not like the sound of that, he does not want his dream girl having a baby by herself, he wants to be the guy by her side. I liked Zac, he tries really hard to get Delaney to take him seriously, and he is constantly trying to be nice to her or do nice things for her. I’m glad he wasn’t overly pushy, but I’m glad that he also made sure that she understood where he was coming from. Delaney […]

Get a Clue by Jill Shalvis

Posted January 11, 2016 by Kate in Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments
Get a Clue by Jill Shalvis

I’ve never been left at the altar before, but I can imagine that it isn’t one of the best experiences to have. So when the book starts and our heroine decides to go on her honeymoon to a remote cabin/mansion in the woods I was already feeling pretty bad for Breanne. And of course once she gets to her destination, things continue to not go according to plan, I mean seriously can’t this girl catch a break. But then again she does meet our hero, Cooper, so maybe the girl did catch a break. Personally I think books that only take place over a very short amount of time and stay in one setting, well let’s just say I think they are hard to get right, especially with romances (because I super hate instant love). But this book is a bit of mystery, so all emotions are kind of heightened, so I enjoyed the book. Breanne at first came off a bit like a diva, I mean she is in prissy clothes, she is a little superior in a way, but it doesn’t take long to figure out that she is really just acting that way because she is hurting after being left at the altar. The thing about Breanne is that she has a history of really just picking the wrong relationships, but even with all of her issues, she always seems to be able to pick herself up. What I liked most about her though was how she […]

The Unleashing by Shelly Laurenston

Posted August 2, 2015 by Kate in All Time Favorites, loved it, Review / 0 Comments
The Unleashing by Shelly Laurenston

I have to say a big thank you to Shelly Laurenston for writing this book, I have been wanting to read a good urban fantasy for a while now. Urban fantasy is really what got me back into reading and to launching review site, but I have been so romance focused lately I feel like I have been missing out. But when I try out new authors in the UF field I feel like they have been missing the mark. I picked The Unleashing for a couple of reasons, first I looked it up on a couple of review websites that I trust and they seemed to enjoy it, and secondly because I don’t think I have read a good Norse mythology book that I’ve totally fallen for before. I am so glad I picked this book. I loved it from beginning to end, and more than that it reminded me why I loved the genre in the first place. I really can’t wait to read the next book in this series.  So to begin the book starts off really strong in my opinion. Ker has just died and woken up in a house she doesn’t know and the action just starts right off the bat. Normally I don’t like action to start right away because I feel like I am missing out on something, but in this case the confusion of what was going on was shared by both the reader and the character. And at the beginning of […]

One Night More by Mandy Baxter

Posted September 4, 2014 by Kate in loved it, Review / 0 Comments
One Night More by Mandy Baxter

As I’m sure a lot of you are aware, Mandy Baxter is also Amanda Bonilla, who I absolutely adore and completely love her urban fantasy books, so I was super excited when I found out that she was writing romance books too, especially since I read a whole lot more romance then I do urban fantasy these days. Plus I always love a man in uniform, and this book promised me a hot U.S. Marshal so it was a pretty easy sell for me to try out this book. I went back and forth on my feelings for Harper. I loved that she was smart and that she was ambitious. I loved that her job was such an important part of the story, being a political reporter always makes me think about House of Cards, which I love. I think it’s ingrained into reporters that they should push limits to get the story, so it totally made sense to me that Harper was always pushing back against the rules in order to find out the truth. But on the same hand, I sometimes really wanted to shake her. Harper ends up in protective custody after a witnessing a murder of a member of congress, and it’s pretty clear that someone is out to silence her as well. At first I found her antics to be enjoyable, but there were a couple of instances later on in the book where I started to get annoyed with her, like did she have […]

The Girl He Knows by Kristi Rose

Posted August 18, 2014 by Kate in Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments
The Girl He Knows by Kristi Rose

This is one of those books that I loved during the first half and then by the time I was finished I had fallen out of love with. I wanted this book to be awesome, I loved the premise (quite frankly I’m obsessed with the whole falling for the best friends brother story line) but ultimately this book just didn’t live up to its first half. So the first half of the book is pretty funny and enjoyable. I liked Paisley, she’s coming out of a bad marriage, and it seems like her best friend’s brother Hank is just what the doctor ordered. She’s a little bit apprehensive because she doesn’t want to ruin her friendship with either Hank or her best friend Gigi, and she really doesn’t want the two families to find out because she doesn’t want to deal with the meddling. Overall I would say Paisley is a really likable girl. She’s smart, has good family, good friends, a job, and in general just comes off as nice. However, underneath there is some serious emotional abuse that she survived from her ex-husband and not surprisingly its left some scars, and it’s left her somewhat susceptible to the same kind of emotionally abusive guys. So about half way through the book I kinda lost it. Hank, is kind of an awesome guy. He’s well schooled, has a good sense of duty, is clearly a good friend and a good guy. It’s also pretty clear early on that he […]

Worth the Trade by Kristina Mathews

Posted June 9, 2014 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Worth the Trade by Kristina Mathews

As previously mentioned I have an undying love of baseball. And for some reason I have been picking up every romance book with even the mention of baseball lately. Well to be honest, I’ve been picking up every book with any kind of sport in it, or at least that’s how it seems. As for this one, I liked it, it was pretty good. First things first, the baseball. I think the baseball was done pretty well in this book. I think the inner politics of the sport were well done, as well as the dynamics of what goes on behind the scenes to make a baseball team actually function. I wouldn’t have thought to write a book about a female owner, but it’s a nice concept, and you have to admit when it comes to baseball there aren’t a lot of women involved, so this was a nice chance. Although at the end I was a little bit bummed at how quickly Hunter was willing to sacrifice herself, you’ll see what I mean when you read the book. So Hunter is a pretty good character, I liked the whole woman owning a team and being the managing partner, it’s nice to see women in strong roles. I also liked that even though she is wealthy, she’s simple, she is comfortable in simple clothing, and nothing about her is over the top. Hunter did have some jealous tendencies, which is normally something that is annoying to me, but Marco is […]