Saturday, February 29, 2020

Cranky Author Reviews: Shattered By You by Nashoda Rose

Read this before... 

Her series Tear Asunder and of course the series with Georgie and Deck are still some of my favorite romances. 

The characters are destroyed, broken, and have lived through serious shit but they aren't damaged beyond repair.

Crisis didn't start out in love with Haven. He knew she was something special, but his love for her grew over time as he got to know her. That's what truly made me love them as a couple. Haven is too damaged after escaping her life as a forced sex worker. She needed to find herself before she would be able to love anyone. Crisis slipped into her heart when she wasn't looking and to me that's a more beautiful story than the insta love.

They were perfect for each other. After her life she needed someone who was open and honest. Someone without a filter who says what the think and doesn't hide how they feel. The fact that he didn't treat her any different than he would any other woman made him a winner in my book

One thing I didn't like was the classroom scene at the end. I felt like him getting her off was a bit forced and after what she'd been through would have been a trigger. The first time I read this book it wasn't off to me but this time around when I wasn't so focused on how much they loved each other and how he let her come to him instead of being demanding. This time around I felt a little different about that scene but still LOVED this story and will read it again..

For me this was an EPE or 5-star read

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Cranky Author Reviews: Hopeless Romantic by Julie Capulet

Not great. It had potential but it fell short. It's like the author couldn't wait to get the story out and rushed rush rushed it. The start was excellent and even the insta love could have worked for me... only she made a woman who was frightened of sex and men become a jersey chaser on steroids. No way would a woman who'd been through what Millie had have allowed him to sleep with her the very first day they met. It just didn't jive with her guarded almost fearful  personality. 

I could have been on board with the stay with me because of the crazy mob issue. Only there should have been some get to know you time. Then there was the too perfect life that she fast forwarded through. It wasn't even remotely believable. They were both rich and she'd become instagram gold with advertisers and her book was a best seller and they got preggers the first time they tried... life is more complicated than that. I guess what I am saying is this book had no strife. Nor did it have any angst to make you care about what the characters were going through. It was such a perfect set up if a little OTT.  I think if it was reworked it could be a great story... sadly as it is it was terrible. 

PS:It was also one of those books that ends at 66% with a bunch of other books advertised. So it wasn't very long.

So for me this was a NEPE or a three star read.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Cranky Author Reviews Dark Planet Warriors by Anna Craven

Loved Abby and Tarak...

She was strong with a lot of heart... Although trying to escape from an alien planet was a little bit stupid. There are too many unknowns to make that a smart choice. 

He was so in love with her and I loved the way he protected her. I really loved how he allowed her to be herself.  I felt like she truly understood him. These two were such a great read.

I did not like how she essentially didn't ask or seem to care about her friends once everything was settled. It made her seem like one of those girls who gets completely wrapped up in her man and forgets everything except him which I didn't like. 

Otherwise this was a EPE or 5-star read for me.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Cranky Author Reviews: Dragon Next Door By Terry


First let me say this was a great book. More than great really...but it needs a good edit. The author mixed up the brothers names in multiple spots which was bad. like when they weren't even in the scene she used their name. Once I might have been okay with but when it was the fourth one it got irritating. 

Two red dragon twins who hide from the world... Tristen was an artist. Being Astray (the artist) led to him finding Kelsie out searching for his art. He finds her in an alley trying to save a man and his son from some assholes. He handles the bad guys before letting her go only to find her days later in the same area looking for more of his art for her photography. They hook up and everything seems great until the other dragons show up...

The author needs to work on her timing because the ending were she gets her powers and Xander becomes friends with the other two dragons all happens way too fast. Although they thought other dragons would hate them they don't. Turns out their parents were just assholes. The part were the rescue Kelsie from the other dragons was kinda funny. I liked how they were shocked by Tristen and Xander's size. I think this scene could have used a bit of fleshing out but over all I enjoyed the book and will be reading the next one 

So for me this was a SEPE or a 4 star read.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Cranky Author Reviews: Archangel's War by Nalini Sighn.


Love, love, love this book...

I don't know how she does it be she always seems to dazzle me even when I see the plot unfolding before I read it.

I knew from the moment Elena started growing things that she was life and she would be the key to Lijuan's demise. Because life always beats death.

Still the emotional connection between Elena and her Raphael is a thing of beaut! I love each and every one of her characters. I would have been heart broken if any of the seven had died. To know that they are all alive after the epic battle between good and evil that raged in the streets of New York is reassuring. Although from a readers perspective someone should have died. Perhaps one of the satellite characters who wouldn't impact them as much as one of the seven. Maybe one of her personal guard or someone from the guild we weren't too attached to—even as I write it—I mourn the loss of this character who lived LOL so maybe not...

Her stories always take me on an adventure and I still have not found a book of hers that I didn't love. She is an excellent writer and I can't wait for more. I was stupid excited when it popped up on my kindle because I'd preordered it! LOL it had been so long I had forgotten. I love the way her two characters love each other and the many many angels and vamps that are their family. 

Each in their own way has won my heart. Now we need a story for Elena's Bluebell or Adohan. Both of them deserve there own love story. And I would love to see a backstory done for Hannah and Eli. I was sad that he was so gravely injured. I can't wait for more from this series and her psy-changling series. 

For me this was an EPE or 5-star read...