Posts Categorized: 4 stars

Review: Night Film by Marisha Pessl

Review: Night Film by Marisha Pessl

Night Film haunted me for almost a year with just the title and the cover alone. When it first popped up on my radar I was instantly drawn to it. I’m always down to read a good slow build mystery that has me guessing around every corner. When the story is really well written, I like to feel as if I’m the main character playing detective and trying to figure out the “who done it”. Night Film by Marisha Pessl literally had me hooked from the first page and left me completely in the dark (in a good way) throughout the whole of the story!

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Review: When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare

Review: When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare

Unlike most young ladies of her acquaintance, Miss Madeline Gracechurch does not wish for a London season. Spending countless hours at balls and parties in the hopes of finding a husband is not something that Maddie, shy and sometime awkward, is looking forward to. Instead, while on holiday before her first season, Maddie invents a dashing Scottish soldier who sweeps her off her feet and asks for her hand in marriage. Betrothed, Maddie is no longer on the marriage mart. The only problem is, her Scottish beau doesn’t exist. In order to make the ruse believable, Maddie begins to write letters to “Captain Logan MacKenzie.” Years pass and finally, unable to continue the farce any longer, Maddie “kills” her captain and is given a castle to live the remainder of her days as a spinster, which suits Maddie just fine. Just when Maddie thought her life was settling down, the fictitious Capt MacKenzie appears at her door with a troop of weary soldiers and her letters. It appears that her fake fiance is very real and has come looking for his bride.

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Review: Velvet by Temple West

Review: Velvet by Temple West

Title: Velvet (Velvet Trilogy #1) Author: Temple West Publication Date: May 12, 2015 Publisher:  Swoon Reads Genre: Young Adult, Romance Find It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, Book Depository Source: review copy from publisher Rating: 4 stars – stay up late First rule of dealing with hot vampire bodyguards? Don’t fall in love. After losing both her parents before age seventeen, aspiring designer Caitlin Holte feels like her whole world has been turned upside down, and that was before the terrifying encounter with a supernatural force. Then, she learns that her hot bad-boy neighbor, Adrian—who might have just saved her life—is actually a half-demon vampire. Suddenly Caitlin is stuck with a vampire bodyguard… Read more »

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Release Day Launch – HADES by Larissa Ione Review + Excerpt

Release Day Launch – HADES by Larissa Ione Review + Excerpt

  Hi, everyone! I am very excited to be a part of the release day tour for Larissa Ione’s newest novella in the Demonica world, HADES. The Demonica series was the first real paranormal romance series that I ever read and it started a path into the world of romance that I never anticipated. It’s still one of my favorite series and I always recommend it to people who are looking to try some good paranormal romance. As part of the tour today I have an excerpt and and review. I hope this entices you to give this novella a… Read more »

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Review: Knockout Knits by Laura Nelkin

Review: Knockout Knits by Laura Nelkin

Knockout Knits is a gorgeous collection of luxurious and eye-catching accessories that incorporate simple techniques and embellishments for knockout results. I’ve been following designer Laura Nelkin for a while now. She’s known for creating beautiful accessories that often incorporate beads. When I heard that she had a book coming out, I knew I wanted to get it just for the section on how to bead. While the beading section was what drew me to the book, the other techniques and patterns in the book are just as good.

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Review: Beautiful Beloved by Christina Lauren

Review: Beautiful Beloved by Christina Lauren

I always like seeing what happens after happily ever after and Beautiful Beloved is a fun addition to the Beautiful Bastard series. New parents Max and Sara are struggling to balance life with a newborn. Their attempts to bring some of the spark back into their sex life has comical results but, in the end, they figure out a way to make it work and their relationship is stronger than ever.

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Review: Never Judge a Lady By Her Cover by Sarah MacLean

Review: Never Judge a Lady By Her Cover by Sarah MacLean

Sooooo good! Sarah MacLean never disappoints and the final book in The Rule of Scoundrels series is the perfect ending to the series. We finally get to meet the mysterious Chase, the owner of The Fallen Angel and a force to be reckoned with. Perhaps the most feared person in London, Chase has the knowledge and means to ruin every powerful member of the exclusive club. But Chase has secrets as well and when those secrets are threatened, will Chase fall as well?

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Review: Night Shift Anthology

Review: Night Shift Anthology

I am not usually a big fan of novellas and short stories unless I know the author well and know that they can write a good novella. This collection includes stories by Nalini Singh and Ilona Andrews, two of my favorite urban fantasy and paranormal romance authors. Having already read some novellas by both of them before, I knew that they could deliver the goods in a shorter format. I did not know much about the remaining two authors before this but, after reading their stories, consider myself fans of both.

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Review: Blood Kin by M.J. Scott

Review: Blood Kin by M.J. Scott

Blood Kin is the second book in The Half-Light City series, a fun urban fantasy/paranormal romance series I picked up on a whim earlier this year. Book two focuses on Guy DuCaine, brother of the sunmage Simon from book 1 and legendary Templar. I really enjoyed this one and found myself finishing it in only a couple of days. Holly and Guy are like oil and vinegar but they work so well together. I love adversarial relationships and sparks fly when Guy and Holly are together.

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Review: Burn For Me by Ilona Andrews

Review: Burn For Me by Ilona Andrews

Yes! New Ilona Andrews book! Burn For Me very similar to the Kate Daniels series with the magical and mundane worlds mixing, a reluctant working class heroine with hidden powers, and an extremely powerful alpha male. The characters and settings are different but the patented Ilona Andrews style is definitely there. While this is classified as paranormal romance, don’t let that scare you away if you’re typically not a fan of romance. While it has more of a romance element to it than the Kate Daniels series, I would still categorize it as closer to urban fantasy with a healthy dose of romance vs the other way around. Andrews is a master of the slow burn so expect a lot of foreplay, both verbal and physical. It reminds me a bit of The Edge series in tone so if you like that series, I think you’ll like this one.

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