Sunday, October 1, 2017

Cranky Author Reviews: Archangel's Viper by Nalini Singh

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I know I have said this before but it bears repeating... Nalini Singh is flipping brilliant. Her books have never disappointed me and she is the one author who has kept my interest without trying...

Ahhh... I loved Holly from the moment she was introduced as Sorrow in the third book (I think) she was so broken and yet not... Viper really came off as an ass until the moment when he first talked to her and then I saw something else in him a gentleness edged with steel that I hadn't seen in him before...

Their story was perfect despite the way Nalini went with the whole Uram echo trying to come back from the dead (Which isn't where I would have led the story but it was still interesting LOL) I truly loved the way she portrayed Holly as a girl who'd bent instead of breaking when her world was literally ripped apart by a madman/mad-archangel who stole her mortal life...

Viper-who is poison-is the perfect match for Holly. They struggled to find their way through the attraction they felt for each other for so long because Viper assumed she was much to young for him but he manages to get past that when she might be in danger because he's always known in his soul that she was his... 

It's their in those first few meetings between them only hidden behind their patented dislike of each other... I love this series about Elena and Raphael and the Seven. I really hate for it to end but with only one more extra (Illium's) story to go sadly so it might not be long before we see the end of the guild hunter series which breaks my heart... 

Back to the story you have Holly—who has been targeted by some unknown baddy who wants her alive—Viper who wants to protect her but also allow her to come out of her shell—and the ever present archangel overtones that mark all the guild hunter books. Lovved it.

When they break into the bitch archangels compound to find the disgusting mass of goo that is the last part of Uram and find out that Michaela is a little bit less heartless than we were led to believe we see Holly broken but strong as Uram tries to live but ends up nothing more than dust... 

Holly survives and gets to keep the changes that she's been gifted allowing her to be Viper's woman... Such a wonderfully written story about the latest couple

So for me this was an EPE or a five star read... keep up the good work Nalini—I love your stories and hope they never end ;-)

Friday, August 25, 2017

Cranky Author Reviews: Delectable by R.L. Mathewson

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Ok this is the story of Reese Bradford... 

Can I just say loved the Bradford clan for a long time but the last book wasn't that great but R.L. Mathewson has redeemed herself a little with this one because it was an excellent read worthy of the Bradford clan...

Reese was dating a women he knew he shouldn't but still wanted to make work because he thought something was better than nothing... only to discover the errors of his way when he gets a nasty letter from her that she is eloping with his former best friend. Of course you don't realize at first that Rodger said best friend is really saving his friend from a loveless marriage and the utter ruin of his life until the end  of the book....

So you have sad sack Reese going on his honeymoon with his family (more Bradford's - Trevor and Jason with said wives Zoey and Haley) and enters widowed Kasey and her bestie Sara...

They ogle the men and the Reese become smitten with Kasey of course in typically Bradford fashion has no idea that he is smitten... Only then adventures begin with Mikey (Kasey's Daughter) Nearly killing him with a baseball and him remodeling her kitchen for free basically likely even adding a lot to the money she gives him in order to make her a dream kitchen. Then everything falls into place and Kasey and Reese fall in love...

Reese goes to the job he hates and Kasey gets preggers and doesn't tell him but he discovers this and marries her of course in typical Bradford Fashion and the live happily ever after...

SO for me this was an EXE or 5-star read 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Cranky Author Reviews: Wake A Sleeping Tiger by Lora Leigh

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This book wasn't bad I think I am just tired of not getting the whole story. It's like she gives you just enough of this main storyline mystery to get you to read the next book. I'm a little over it after 32 books. I want to end all the mystery and maybe start heading in the direction of the winged breeds.

That being said this was the story of Cullen (or Judd) the brother of insane breed Graeme who's story was just before Cullen's. You see the way a recessed breed can be awakened by the call of his mate. Chelsea has loved him for a long time but never acted on her feelings because of his marriage which she'd thought was happy before his wife died. Only it hadn't been about happiness and love so much as it had been about loneliness for Cullen. So with all these mixed up feelings it took them a long time to work out that they were mates. So when she attempts to leave he goes all breed on her biting and marking her so that she can't escape him.

I loved this series but I felt like this books was something I'd seen before. Not sure if I will read past Cassie's story (the next book) in the breed series because I'm becoming a little bored with the same old same old every time I read one of her breed books lately. Solve some of the mystery and create a new one Lora because I want to love these books again. 

So for me this was a SEPE or a 4-star read... only because I can't stand not knowing... I'm just a tad bit impatient I suppose

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Cranky Author Reviews: Passion Bites by Mary Huges

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Love her books... Got hooked with Nixie's book and have loved them all.

This book is about Alexis Byornsson and Luke Steel...

Hmmmm....can I just say I love her men they always are excellent but soo very clueless about their women and Luke is no different...

He has been through a lot losing his mate or at least the woman he thought was his mate only we find out that wasn't really the case that the bond between them wasn't complete and that's why when he finds Alexis he falls hard for her... but then he does the whole I am a clueless male who's an idiot who doesn't want to be happy crap....

grrrr....but I got over it LOL just barely and only because he does overcome his idiocy after a very short time and then makes up for it by being the perfect guy for smart sly Alexis...

She is going to figure out something important in a future book I have a feeling because she'd already spotted the addition to the water supply which has made Myers corners peeps less susceptible to mind control by Vamps...

I can see that plot point being important at some point in the future but I am getting off the subject...

This was another EPE or 5-star read and I loved it and can't wait for the next installment in the series...

Monday, February 29, 2016

Cranky Author Reviews: Mate for a Month by Georgette St. Clair

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Mate for a month was the story of Marcus and Eileen...

I truly loved this story because I like Marcus's antisocial character. LOL Yeah no one is surprised that me miss antisocial herself is in love with this type of character now are we?

Any who we start with Eileen who's basically being sold into marriage by her A***ole of a father to a total douche bag... 

She of course has a plan to go to Marcus's pack's lands and broker a deal that will allow her to have her freedom (which we all know her prick of a father would never have allowed) and enters Marcus who saves her from a bear...

Marcus is smitten and so is Eileen but they fight it of course and the idea of Roman to 'Mate' them so they can save Marcus from the counsel...

They go on a wild ride that includes near kidnappings and hot encounters that leave them both spinning as well as a burned down house and the discovery that they're perfect for each other despite their flaws and end with Marcus and Eileen in love...


Yep for me this one was a knock out of the park biggg time.... LOOOVED it...

So an EPE or a 5+++ stars