Friday, 30 June 2017

#AYearAThon July 2017 ~ TBR









July’s theme is books that have been translated. At first, I didn’t think I had any books, then after some much-needed coffee I realised I own a few.
I’ve decided to read the Millennium series. I read book ages ago but never finished the series. So, what better time to finally do that.


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June 2017 Wrap Up

Just click on the links under the book covers to check out my reviews




Book Review ~ Glory in Death by JD Robb




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YES!!

I said this in Naked in Death review, but I will say it again. I can read this series over and over again and not only will I be on the edge of my seat, but I will constantly fall in love with these characters.

The character development of everyone in this book, but especially Eve, is so good to read. We get to see her come to terms with this new life she has now, a life with Roarke and the feelings she has for him.
And of course, he is such a perfect guy. He isn’t like other male characters where he is the dominant one. It’s an equal relationship where they both work together to solve problems. Finally, is all I have to say.

Just because there is romance does not mean that it’s all sunshine and rainbows. There is a crime to solve and it’s gruesome. That’s what I love about JD Robb (Nora Roberts), she writes about both sides of the coin, love and horror.

On to the next one, Immortal in Death.


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Thursday, 29 June 2017

Book Review ~ Naked in Death by JD Robb




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I could read this book/series a hundred times, and still be obsessed over it.
Even though I know who the killer is, or how it ends, I’m still on the edge of my seat. And the feelings I have feels like I’m reading this for the first time.

I love Eve. She is such a badass chic, so confident yet there is a horrible past she lives with. There needs to be more female characters like Eve. She isn’t 100% perfect, but no one is, and that’s what makes this character relatable.
Then there is Roarke. Do not get him confused with Christian Grey. Yes, he is a rich billionaire, but he doesn’t treat Eve like shit, he is the one that falls for her first, even though he doesn’t understand these feelings he has for her.
To see these two blossom as people one their own and together, no wonder there are SO many books in this series.

Okay, I’m in the mood for more, so I’m going to continue with book two, Glory in Death.


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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Book Review ~ Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning




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I must be in the mood to read books I read a while ago. This one I read back in April 2015.
I know for a fact I love it back then, now I’m not saying I hated it now, or even that I’m loving it. It was okay.

Let me elaborate on it a bit more. Loved the world building, the monsters that are the fae. I loved everything except the main characters.
Mac really annoyed me, and I’m sure I felt like this when I first read it. It was just her constantly saying she wasn’t a typical stupid barbie blonde chic, but she is, inside and out.
Her stupidity kept me smacking my head on my kindle more than once. And her interactions with Barrons, I know there is going to be romance probably later on in the books, but right now, he just comes off as a sexist pig.

Even though I didn’t particularly like the two main characters, I still enjoyed the book. I will be definitely (finally), read the next book in the series.


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Book Review ~ Dark Lover by JR Ward




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The first time I read this book was back in March 2013.
I wanted to see if I still loved it as much as I did back then, I gave it five stars.

No, I did not like it as much as I used to. I’m not sure if it’s because I’ve read better books since then, or my brain was in some sort of hazy faze back then. Whatever it was, I found it ridiculous, far-fetched, and basically a book solely based on sex between two hot people.

I didn’t like the “brotherhood” gang. I also didn’t like how we were reminded constantly that these men were the most gorgeous things to ever walk the planet.

It just got under my skin a lot, the plot, the characters names, like seriously, THE CHARACTERS NAMES!!! The brotherhood guys weren’t the only ones that made me cringe, but Mr X. Can’t tell you how much I rolled my eyes.

I must’ve been high when I read it four years ago, that has to be it.


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Friday, 23 June 2017

Book Review ~ A Daring Rescue 2in1 by Mary Nichols









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I didn’t mind the book, I just didn’t understand the romance between Elizabeth and Andrew.
It just seemed like throughout the story they were just conveniently together in a scene, other than his affection for her, I didn’t feel anything from her. Unless it was jealousy from her sister’s obsession with him.
Actually, I didn’t understand that either, how Elizabeth’s sister, Olivia, was head over heels in love with Andrew and then (spoiler alert), she was in love with someone else.

Saying all that, I didn’t mind it that much. It was a typical historical mills and boon romance.


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I liked this more than Talk of the Ton. I enjoyed reading Jane and Mark’s romance blossom throughout the novel.
I loved everything about Jane, she was selfless, putting everyone before herself. She is what I want to read in a heroine.

Now to the one person I hated, and no, it’s not Lord Bolsover, who was supposed to be the “bad guy” in this story. No, it was Jane’s sister Isabel.
She was a selfish bitch. Just cared about herself even though she was at fault ALL THE TIME.
The way she talked down to Jane, even saying some bad things about Jane’s mission to open an orphanage. I seriously wouldn’t mind if she ended up alone and miserable. Actually, I was hoping for it.
And this might be a spoiler, but I need to get it off my chest. Isabel calls off her engagement with Mark, but as soon as she saw how Mark and Jane were starting to get close, she decides to call the engagement back on.
I could go on and on about how much I hated Isabel, but I don’t want to think about her anymore and just think about the love between Mark and Jane.
And how bad as a Jane is.


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