Publisher: Penguin

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 […]

Tryst by Alex Rosa

Posted June 22, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Tryst by Alex Rosa

I don’t know about you guys, but I really do love the whole friends with benefits thing, because well frankly that like never works out, someone always ends up having feelings for the other and it always either implodes or ends up in a relationship. Regardless I love the drama of it all. This book also had the whole older brothers best friend thing going for it too, and I absolutely love that. So when we meet Skyler she is moving into her brothers place because she just going out of a really bad relationship. Like the kind of relationship that results in restraining orders and changing where you live and your phone number. You can tell that Skyler is really still getting over the whole breakup, and she’s also pretty embarrassed about the whole situation, so not a lot of people really know what happened. Skyler works hard in school and is a college athlete, and she’s just in general a pretty chill, cool girl. I liked her for the most part, I wasn’t a huge fan of how wishy washy she was about some things. Like there is a guy in her life who she is friends with, but who she has like a longstanding flirting relationship, and it’s clear he is interested in her, but she never really shuts its down. She knows she doesn’t want that with him, but she just lets it continue and honestly it made me kind of think less of her. She […]

Release Me by Ann Marie Walker & Amy K. Rogers

Posted July 23, 2015 by Kate in Blog Tour, Liked It, Review / 1 Comment
Release Me by Ann Marie Walker & Amy K. Rogers

So this is the second book in the series, and honestly you have to read the first book before reading this one, you would just be missing out on way to much if you don’t. So while I liked the first book in the series, I have to say I think this one inched its way forward just enough for me to say I liked this one more. Be forewarned, pretty much everything I say about this book will be a spoiler if you haven’t read the first one (especially cause the first kinda ended on a bit of a cliffhanger). So I have to say first and foremost, I was completely surprised by how this book opened. I mean I was completely unprepared for the turn of events. I warned you about spoilers, so here we go. The book opens with Allie’s parents having been murder, which of course changes the entire direction of the book and Allie’s life. I mean one minute she is going to confront her parents about her jerk faced ex-fiance Julian, and then next she is crying while talking to the police and suddenly has become the majority share holder of her families company. Needless to say life has completely changed for Allie. I really liked Allie in this book, I liked how strong she was in the face of all the tragedy that befell her in this book. I liked that she somehow managed to keep her head on straight and keep moving, […]

Entwined with You by Sylvia Day

Posted November 16, 2014 by Kate in loved it, Review / 0 Comments
Entwined with You by Sylvia Day

I love Sylvia Day, and I really did enjoy the first two books in this series, but this third book is without a doubt my favorite so far. As with all series reviews, this review might contain spoilers for the first two books, so instead of reading this review, you should totally go and read the first two Crossfire books before this. Gideon and Eva have been through some hard times in the first couple of books, but in this book I think you finally get to see the two of them on some stronger ground. Going through their trials has only seemed to make these two stronger as a couple, and while I agree with some people who think the two of them are codependent, but for some reason it just works for them, and it works for me as a reader. Without a doubt this book totally is right on par for the course in terms of the hot and steamy scenes. Throughout all of Gideon and Eva’s issues and time together, they always had a great connection and awesome chemistry. Now that the two of them are on more solid ground, I think it makes their between the sheets time together all the more intense and better to read. I ultimately think the best part about this book is that both of these characters have done such a great job evolving into better people and are in a much better place to be having a relationship. They […]

Reflected in You by Sylvia Day

Posted November 6, 2014 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Reflected in You by Sylvia Day

I have to say I really do love Sylvia Day’s writing style. And I have to say without a doubt that this book was a great sequel to the previous book. As with all series, this book may contain spoilers for any previous book, so either be prepared or read the other book first (my vote is read the other book first). So this book is a lot of push and pull with Gideon and Eva. And truth be told I kinda liked it. I liked that there was kind of a divide going on between this new couple, because not only do I believe it will make the two of them stronger as a couple later down the line, but I also think it made for some really intense reading. While both Gideon and Eva have some serious pasts to deal with, I think Eva is in a better place than Gideon. Eva has told people about what has happened to her, and even better she actually trusts a couple people in her life, so she has people to lean on. Whereas Gideon is still very secretive about his past, and I think he has a hard time trusting anyone, sometimes even Eva. I think its the reason why he is so controlling and secretive. What I loved about Eva in this book is that she she starts to really stand up to people and give people a piece of her mind. A lot of stuff happens in this […]

Bared to You by Sylvia Day

Posted October 24, 2014 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Bared to You by Sylvia Day

I think I’ve made it decently known that I really like Sylvia Day’s style of writing. I think she is a really good writer, but even with that I was a little apprehensive about picking up this series, and I will admit that up front. I read this series after finally hunkering down and reading FSoG (which I’m not sure I will ever review for the site), there are so many comparisons made online of this series to FSoG, so I was really kind of worried that I was going to hate the heroine in this story the same way, or think the hero was just an egomaniac who is beyond selfish. But the fact of the matter is every writer is different, so even if you can find parallels between the two series, the writing styles are just inherently different. I’m glad my faith in Day’s writing ability won out and I read this series, because at the end of the day I really did enjoy the read. Things I liked about the first book in the series. I loved the first meeting between Gideon and Eva. I’m not sure I can even pinpoint why, but I know I liked it, and I know it stuck with me even when I was finished reading the book. I liked that both of the characters have some serious backstory, that is similar in some ways, its different in others. Both of these characters have a history of childhood abuse, and the […]

Come to Me Softly by A.L. Jackson

Posted July 29, 2014 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Come to Me Softly by A.L. Jackson

So this book is a continuation of the first book in the series, Come to Me Quietly. I really liked the first book in the series, I remember reading it quickly and not wanting to put it down. Aly and Jared’s love story is not made of candy and butterflies, it’s definitely one of the harder romances I’ve read, but at the end of the first book Aly is pregnant and it seems like Jared and Aly have found a way to be happy together. But of course, it turns out, it’s not that easy. Jared is one of the more damaged characters I have read. He definitely has carries a lot of guilt within him as well as has isolated himself to the point where he really doesn’t have any kind of support system, with the exception of Aly and her family (and even that is tenuous at best). I liked reading Jared, and in a lot of ways I felt like this book, and this series is way more about Jared than it is Aly. Jared has a lot to work through in this book, and I have to say I really liked watching Jared put himself together and try and make a life for him and Aly. But what happens when you bury your issues, they always rear their ugly heads. While there were certain point in the book where it was hard to read what Jared was going through, I have to say I enjoyed going along […]