Monday, September 18, 2017

"Bodyguard" by Tabatha Kiss



BODYGUARD BY TABATHA KISS

SERIES: Snake Eyes #1
PUBLISHER: Tabatha Kiss
GENRE: Romantic Suspense
SOURCE: Freebie

SUMMARY
FOX
Everyone has a celebrity they’re head over heels for. Mine is Roxie Roberts but I knew her before the fashion and the fame. 
Before all of that crap, she was my stepsister, Dani. I thought I’d never see her again. Her father kicked me out with nothing but the clothes on my back, so I joined the army to become something she’d be proud of. Instead, I became a killer for the deadliest underground organization in the world, Snake Eyes. They didn’t give me a choice, but I couldn’t live like that. I faked my death and I’ve been in hiding ever since, determined to spend the rest of my days atoning for my sins. Somehow, Snake Eyes found out I’m still alive. They can’t track me down, so they’re going after the one person they know I care about to lure me out. I won’t let them hurt you, Dani. Even if it kills me. 
DANI
They told me my stepbrother was dead. 
The guy who kissed me on my birthday and ran out of town the next day. He didn’t even say goodbye. I focused on my work and became one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. Every girl wants to be me and every guy wants to date me. But all I’ve ever wanted is Fox. I wasn’t sure I could forgive him for leaving me but now that he’s back… I can’t resist him. Fox promised that he’d never let anyone touch me. Himself included. He won’t corrupt America’s Sweetheart. Even if I want him to…

MY REVIEW

Don't you just love when a book you grab for free turns out to be a page-turner and you feel like that give-me-the-other-instalments-right-now kind of demanding reader? My, my, I crossed paths with the deadliest underground organization and yet, I've never felt more alive...

I confess I started this book with no big expectations, the author was new to me and I honestly kept getting lots of disappointing freebies lately, so I thought the best approach was to simply read without overthinking about it. Man, Fox made quite difficult not to overthink... About him, that is! It's a mix of things, really, his background, his skills, his caring for Dani, his body everything about Fox makes him a very interesting character. And the most amazing thing is that he feels real, and so Dani. Although they are facing an extreme(ly dangerous) situation, their banters, their fighting to not give in—too soon—to temptation, and the way they act/react still feel believable. Add to this lots of action and intriguing secondary characters, and you'll see the appealing of this book.

If you're into fast-paced romantic suspense with a great chemistry between the characters, I'd tell you to grab this one and let it do its job. In case of a sudden craving, remember there are more books in the series.

RATING: 4/5

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday (#54)


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking The Spine
in which we have the opportunity to spotlight upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

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This week's pick: MICHAEL'S WINGS by Tiffany Reisz
Expected publication: November 7th, 2017 by 8th Circle Press

A companion collection to The Angel, featuring a new novella and five previously-published short stories starring the Original Sinners’ Michael and Griffin.

Stories included:
- "Griffin in Wonderland"
- "Gauze"
- "The Theory of the Moment"
- "A Better Distraction"
- "Christmas in Suite 37A"
- A brand new erotic novella guest-starring Mistress Nora!

What do you think? And what are you waiting for?
Leave a comment with a link to your WoW so I can stop by and get excited, too! ;)

Friday, September 08, 2017

"The Dark Lady" by Máire Claremont



THE DARK LADY BY MAIRE CLAREMONT

SERIES: Mad Passions #1
PUBLISHER: Headline Eternal
GENRE: Historical Romance
SOURCE: Borrowed

SUMMARY
Lord Ian Blake has returned from India a broken man. Years ago, he pledged to Lady Eva Carin—his childhood companion and first love—that he would bring her husband back alive. His failure haunts him. But even his jaded soul can't anticipate the shocking sight of beautiful, independent Eva confined to a madhouse. Locked in an asylum, forgotten by society, Eva is adrift in both body and mind. For Ian to break her free, they must cross a powerful enemy—and prove her sanity to England's unforgiving aristocracy. But the biggest danger of all may come when the secrets of Eva's tragic past are finally unlocked...

MY REVIEW

It seems like I'm always in the mood for historical romances, so my bestie suggested me an author she thought I'd find interesting, especially considering her book has a dark subject I might have missed in this genre...

I have to say this book starts with a bang! The heroine is locked in an asylum and the things going on in there are so revolting that it is impossible not to want Eva out of the madhouse from the very beginning. And not just her, really, but every poor woman/young lady wrongly—or worse, purposefully—put in such a disturbing place. So, when Ian goes to the rescue, I felt like I was also running for my own life. The first part is seriously that adventurous and heart-galloping, with two broken souls you can't help but sympathise with and a story that warms your heart. However, the second half of the book felt a bit flat—probably because of the whining—I had the secrets already figured out by then, and things went a bit too fast in my opinion, so much that the resolution lost the twist supposed to shock me.

Nevertheless, despite the issues I encountered, the plot and all the dark surrounding the characters were interesting enough to keep me engaged, and I'm still thinking about that awful asylum.

RATING: 3/5

Monday, September 04, 2017

Monthly Writing Prompt ~ Because who doesn't need a challenge?

How many people constantly want to improve their writing skills and challenge themselves?

Last month some of you may have noticed Fran @ Mind Reader 2.0 introduced a feature called Monthly Writing Prompt, and others might now be wondering what it's all about, right?

Well, it's pretty simple, every month Fran shares one sentence (created by her) and then you write a paragraph starting with the prompt she provided. See? Easy-peasy!

You don't even have to create a post on your blog, all you have to do is stop by hers every first Monday of each month and leave your prompt in the comments under her own post. And what day is it today? The right one to start doing your homework the challenge ;)

*click on the graphic to be re-directed to the feature*


Let me know if you take part, and feel free to share with me your thoughts about writing.
Are you working on a project? Want to start one? Have you ever written something not published on your blog?

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday (#53)


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking The Spine
in which we have the opportunity to spotlight upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

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This week's pick: THE BECOMING OF NOAH SHAW
by Michelle Hodkin
Expected publication: November 7th, 2017
by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

In the first book of the Shaw Confessions, the companion series to the New York Times bestselling Mara Dyer novels, old skeletons are laid bare and new promises prove deadly. This is what happens after happily ever after.

Everyone thinks seventeen-year-old Noah Shaw has the world on a string.

They’re wrong.

Mara Dyer is the only one he trusts with his secrets and his future.

He shouldn’t.

And both are scared that uncovering the truth about themselves will force them apart.

They’re right.

What do you think? And what are you waiting for?
Leave a comment with a link to your WoW so I can stop by and get excited, too! ;)

Friday, August 25, 2017

"Redemption Road" by Katie Ashley



REDEMPTION ROAD BY KATIE ASHLEY

SERIES: Vicious Cycle #2
PUBLISHER: Headline Eternal
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
SOURCE: Borrowed

SUMMARY
A walk on the wild side goes horribly wrong for Annabel Percy, daughter of a powerful politician, when she is kidnapped and finds herself in a hell on earth. Born and bred into the Hells Riders MC, Nathaniel 'Reverend' Malloy lives for his brothers. But when he rescues a rival club's captive, Rev makes it his personal mission to shelter Annabel from the nightmares that torment her. As she heals, Annabel realizes she is developing an impossible attraction to her seductive saviour. Can she accept the life he leads, or will Rev walk away from the only life he's ever known for the woman he was never supposed to love?

MY REVIEW

A few months ago I read "Vicious Cycle", but it didn't work well for me... Nevertheless, I managed to develop a crush on Rev—the lead male character of this second instalment—so I knew it was just a matter of time before I'd pick this book up. And yes, there's also the fact I like to give authors a second chance, so here I am!

With a dangerous mission, adrenaline rushing, an emotional roller-coaster, and life and death threats, there's definitely a lot going on to keep the reader turning the pages. I liked the pace better than the first instalment, and I appreciated the way the relationship between the main characters developed. Of course, the circumstances they meet are of the worst variety, so it seems only reasonable to take things a step at a time even though, with their very different backgrounds, they shouldn't even think an attachment of any sort is possible. Still, Rev is truly the only one who can help Annabel, and part of the reason is because of a shocking secret that has been haunting him for a very long time...

Are you into bikers? Do you like broken characters who try to find the road to redemption? Then look no further and let Rev take you for a ride, he will make your heart gallop at full speed.

RATING: 3.5/5
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