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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Review of WHERE THERE'S A WILL






WHERE THERE'S A WILL may be purchased here.

WHERE THERE'S A WILL
Karen Kelley
 
Haley Tillman is tired of being stood up and dateless, and she prays for a miracle.  Ryder, a nephilim, arrives in answer to her prayers.  Unfortunately, Ryder can't stay long, but he hopes to make Haley realize, that she is a beautiful, desirable woman.
 
At first, it seems that WHERE THERE'S A WILL is just going to be one sizzling sex scene after another, but later, there is more interaction between the main characters and others, which gives an interesting perspective into Haley and Ryder's psyche.  At times, I wanted to shake Haley, because she is so down on herself.  Although I can understand Haley's low self-esteem, because of the way her family and friends unknowingly, hurtfully treats her, it seems to take a really long time for her to realize her self-worth.  However, when Haley finally turns over a new leaf, she really does shine.  Ryder sees that Haley is a beautiful woman, inside and out, and feels he must help her see this.  Unfortunately, before long, Ryder is in over his head, and it is forbidden for a nephilim and human to be together.  The ending of WHERE THERE'S A WILL is a little unexpected, and there are several humorous scenes. 
 
WHERE THERE'S A WILL is an enjoyable read, and I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
 
NOTE:  I was given this book in return for an impartial review.
 




Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Crazy Dream Blog: September Madness Giveaway! (INT)

The Crazy Dream Blog: September Madness Giveaway! (INT): Yay! It's September, the beginning of Autumn, my favorite season of the year. But poor Autumn. It doesn't get too much attention, does it...


Monday, September 24, 2012

Review of Kiss of Steel



KISS OF STEEL may be purchased here.

KISS OF STEEL
Bec McMaster

Honoria Todd has escaped the clutches of the Duke of Vickers by hiding out in Whitechapel.  Whitechapel is almost autonomous from the rest of London, which is ruled by the Echelon, aristocrats infected with a virus, that makes them hunger for human blood.  Unfortunately for Honoria the rookeries are ruled with a iron fist by Blade, who is, also, infected by the craving.  Then Honoria is summoned by Blade, has she gone from the frying pan into the fire?

KISS OF STEEL is an enjoyable steam punk romance with wonderful characters and an intriguing plot.  Although KISS OF STEEL flowed a little slowly in the beginning, once I grasped the world, I was hooked and grew to care for the characters.  Blade is a yummy hero, who has a bad reputation, but the heart of a true hero.  Blade has created his own family and is fiercely protective and loving of them, but he is, also, haunted by his sister's death and seeks revenge on Vickers for his part in her death.  This quest for revenge leads him to Honoria, but he soon falls for her and wants to keep her safe.  Honoria is a great heroine, who sacrifices for her family and is struggling to stay a few steps ahead of Vickers.  Ms. McMaster's world is grim and violent, but there is hope for the characters, and this reader couldn't help but be pulled into the characters' struggle.

NOTE:  I was given this book in return for an unbiased review.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Review of UNTIL THERE WAS YOU


UNTIL THERE WAS YOU may be purchased here.

UNTIL THERE WAS YOU
Jessica Scott

Captain Evan Loeher, company commander, and Captain Clair Montoya meet and butt heads for the first time in 2005.  Evan is a follow-the-rules kind of officer, whereas, Clair is willing to fudge on the rules, if she thinks it will help her unit.  These two remain at odds for awhile, until they are sent to Colorado for a training mission and the sparks fly.

UNTIL THERE WAS YOU is an intense military romance, which delves into some weighty issues, such as alcoholism.  Evan is a great hero, who Clair calls "Captain America".  Evan has issues, which stem from the death of his sister in a car accident in which he was driving.  The guilt from that moment has made him seek control in all situations and to follow the rules almost excessively.  Clair on the other hand, has demons of her own.  Raised by an alcoholic father and, then, shuffled into the foster care system, it is easy to see why Clair has trust issues.  It is enjoyable watching these two work through their problems, in order to find their own happily-ever-after.

NOTE:  I was given this book in return for an unbiased review.