Sunday, May 31, 2015

Cranky Author Reviews: Craving Her by Kelly Lucille

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Normally I love her books in this series but I have to say this one was a little disappointing. 

I still enjoyed it but I felt like the romance between Chloe and Shawn was rushed a bit because almost the entire first half of the book Shawn fought their connection...

That would have been okay if not for the quick end to the story. This book felt like it was more about advancing the plot for Lionsgate than a romance about the two main characters...

That said I did like the way once they were finally together they clicked well and had the connection and love that her books always seem to have. 

Although, I got a little annoyed that she kept using then instead of than because it was a bit confusing on several occasions. I am not one to talk about grammar because I am not a stickler but that did bother me a lot. 

I will tell you that somewhere around 99% she somehow mixed up Lucas and Logan's names. It confused me for a minute until I figured it out because Lucas had left the room and he was hugging her which threw me for a loop until I figured out that it was Logan but the names had gotten mixed up.

All in all I did enjoy this book in her Keeping Her series...so for me this was a SEPE or 4 stars


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Cranky Author Reviews: Duke: Rolling Thunder MC by Candace Blevins

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I really wanted to like this book but it wasn't great...

Duke and his "Duchess" Gen were cute together most of the time. But I found a lot about these two annoying like for one the way she reacted to him searching her for a weapon was ridiculous!!

It wasn't a betrayal moment like she acted. It was really stupid that then she wasn't going to see him ever again because she was that upset he checked for a gun. I mean REALLY? WTF? it was a bit too silly to think that if I were in a relationship and my man did that I would freak out like a CHILD and run away. It might have worked if the author had made it about her running away from relationships or something...

I don't know it just seemed a bit stupid to me. I loved that they seemed to get each other and that they were a good match....however I could have done with a little less of the butt kink in the sex...I mean how many times can you do that really....ummm guess it just isn't my cup of tea but hey whatever...

So I was okay with about half of the book and skimmed through a lot of the scenes because I wasn't into the kink...I can handle one to two scene's but when you get to five it just loses something and get's freaking boring...very, very boring  at least to me...

Again not my cup of tea... So any who the last two chapters seemed to be an overkill I would have liked the story to end sooner because those chapters were kind of boring...just saying, but to me this book wasn't great.  

Some people may love it and if your into kink this is the book for you....

for me this was a NSEPE or 3 star read...it could have been great without the kink and the boring bits and the over kill on the gun thing... again this just wasn't my cup of tea.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Cranky Author Reviews: Lifemaker by Dean F. Wilson

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**Copy received in exchange for an honest review
I enjoy this book better than the first one...I liked that there was more of an emotional response between Taberah and Jacob.


I also loved the struggles they faced as the submarine sank to the bottom of the ocean...the sea monster was a exciting addition to the story and had me thinking our Hero would sink to the bottom of the ocean and die even though I knew that wasn't going to happen...because really that never happens.

It was also interesting that the lifemaker was filled with Pure women who were pregnant...I was a little bored by all the talk of repairing the Lifemaker after the attack and sabotage. But I did find the revelation that Whistler was a half demon interesting and I feel it explains a bit why Taberah wasn't much of a mother to the poor kid...it was another touching scene between Jacob and the boy that gives me hope for Taberah's new child.

Perhaps the kid will have one good parent...the death of the lifemaker at the hands of Cala was an interesting twist too...

The story was interesting and for me it was a SEPE or 4 star read and I will be looking forward to the next one in the series...

PS> You need to read Hopebreaker before you read Lifemaker in order to understand this book... Hopebreaker Review

Friday, May 8, 2015

Cranky Author Reviews : Double Dare by RL Mathewson

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Although, I normally love her books this one flopped a bit for me...

It was still good but I feel like the focus was to much on the problems in their relationship and it lacked her normal light hearted romantic feel...

Darrin and Marybeth were cute and they loved each other for forever! But I feel like the diagnosis and the heart break was more important than the love they shared which made this book not as good as it could have been. It seemed that Marybeth's reaction was more that of a child than a grown woman. I get it I really do. Being a mother is a big part of being a woman for a lot of women.

Only it felt like the focus was always on that and not the love...I want to feel the pain but still know there is love with this one I felt that it was lacking. Marybeth didn't seem to love him as much as she loved the idea of being victim of her disease.

Yeah it sucked but if it's killing you then you need to fix the issue and move on even if it is depressing and breaks your heart you have a family and man who love you stop whining...Many women can't have children and yeah it's heartbreaking but somehow you have to let it go...

Right off on a tangent...I still loved this book even though I didn't like the reactions to this disease. I loved him telling the new man she was a hooker, I loved the way he knew her, and I loved that he was a typical Bradford and didn't see her flaws because he loved her...

so for me this was an SEPE or 4 star...only because of the focus shift at the end of the book that seemed to take over the story line...