Thursday, June 25, 2015

Cranky Author Reviews: Bengal's Quest by: Lora Leigh

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Despite this being book #30 I am still hooked!

This was very good although like all her books it left more questions than answers at the end...

This is the story I have wanted from the moment they first talked about Gideon the crazy Bengal because something about him was sexy, tortured, and exciting. 

What I didn't see coming was the way he loved Catarina or his Cat. She was his rock that one person who kept him sane and whole. Cat didn't know that and had no idea what she meant to him or the family who had adopted her. 

They loved her but they didn't fight for her which led her to believe that she was alone in the world when that was far from true. The things I didn't like were that they didn't explain things that needed to come to light in this book because Lora seems to have a plan for his series but it also seems to never end...I get why but it's getting a little old. She should start reveal larger pieces of the main plot that connects the breeds and stop pussyfooting around the damned thing. 

It was a nice touch to see her family pop up at the end and to only have one run in with the council. It was also nice to have an alpha who wasn't overly idiotic which has seemed to be a theme in her books until the last two or three. Don't get me wrong she is a brilliant writer who has held my attention for 30 books which is rare normally around book 15-17 I get bored and move on but with her I haven't so kudos to Lora for that. 

All in all this was a EPE or five star read and likely I will reread it as I have with most of the books in this series...

Friday, June 19, 2015

Cranky Author Reviews: Gunner by Stacy L Mantlo and C. Shivers

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This one was a hit for me. I liked the story about Gunner and Indie. Although, I wasn't fond of the first person view point because I prefer books with third person I did like this book.

It was interesting how the main character moves to a rural town after her ex-fiance´ has sex with her friend minutes before they are to get married. As--ole that he is he blames it on her. She leaves every thing in her life behind including her two best friends and heads to florida to find happiness. 

Where she expects to find peace and quite as well as alone time to heal she instead finds Gunner. He's the Heman type ladies so look out. She gets wrapped up in him only to get kidnapped over some money she is to inherit. Then the house she was renting from Gunner goes up in flames from an ex-girlfriend/drug addict who is nutso. After a bit of over reacting and some childish ranting in her head over finding out the house was the ex's grandmothers house it seems they are on their way to happy love town only more drama comes calling.

In the form of her mother. I did find the money she was going to get and the drama from the mom popping out of the woodwork a bit unbelievable seemed too...easy maybe. 

Not sure what it was but all in all this was a EPE or 5 star read for me and I can't wait till Wyatt's book comes out. 

ARC given in exchange for an honest review...







Friday, June 12, 2015

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Friday, June 5, 2015

Cranky Author Reviews: Constricted by Becca Campbell

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This was another great book from Becca Campbell. I enjoyed reading about Logan's point of view. Although it was a very short read I liked the book.

I Liked leaning about how Logan chose to stay with Jade and about his problems with other people closing him in. 

I would say that the only thing I didn't like was that it didn't really go into his time with Jade and a I would have like to see more of Logan's POV with some of the scenes with them together. I felt that was lacking as there were only one where he sees her with Cam. I did like getting a understanding of his relationship with Violet and how that effected him. It was interesting to learn more about Logan.

I would say that I felt that there could have been a lot more to the story than what there was. It would have been nice to see how he responded to her in danger like she was and the whole running though the cave to find her. This was a well written story that did give you a better insight into his character though...

For me it was a SEPE or 4 star only because I was left wanting to know more about his feelings with Jade and his reactions to her in danger...otherwise another hit by Campbell! 
*ARC received in exchange for honest review

Ps: If you haven't read her first title Empath this book will seem lacking.