Review: My Sweet Demise by Shana Vanterpool

Happy Friday!  Today will be my last scheduled review for a few weeks.  So, I have a fantastic book to begin my small hiatus.  My Sweet Demise is an angsty romance with lots of Alpha Male action.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.  Have a great weekend and keep an eye out I will be publishing some reviews sporadically of books that have been on my TBR list.

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Desperation makes a girl do crazy things…

When twenty-one year old Raina O’Connor is kicked out of her room on short notice, she’s thrown into a frantic search for a new place to stay. As the situation becomes more urgent, her choices have dwindled to her least favorite option—ladies’ man, Kent Nicholson.

Kent Nicholson loves women, just not as a roommate…

When a gorgeous blonde with big hazel eyes answers Kent’s ad for a roommate, his red flags start flying. He’s looking for a wingman, not a chick who will put a damper on his game or drench his apartment in pink. It’s clear she’s in a bind, and something about her makes him break his own rules. But when he reluctantly accepts, it’s with four concrete conditions.

Be his wingman. Don’t get in his way with other girls. No bitchy attitudes. And most importantly, she can’t fall for him.

Pretty sure this was the world’s worst idea—ever…

Trust is something earned. Raina learned that the hard way when her father broke her heart as a child, making it easy to steer clear of relationships. But living with Kent somehow stirs emotions Raina has always forbidden herself to have. Plus, he’s everything she never wanted—untrustworthy, pigheaded…and gorgeous. Something tells her Kent isn’t free of his own secret scars…

Love can drag you down and spit you out, and be worth every second.!

Review:

Raina is desperate.  She is now homeless and must find a place to live.  When she finally comes across an affordable place the very handsome guy that answers the door she realizes this may not be as ideal as she thinks.  Kent agrees to let her move in with a few stipulations.  Raina agrees but when she finally has to fulfill her part of the bargain she realizes may be impossible.  As Raina and Kent fight their attraction and their pasts they must decide if they can let love in or will they let it fall out of their grasp?

I enjoyed this book.  It was full of angst and drama, but it also had a solid love story.  The story was well written with well developed and dynamic characters.  Kent, himself, is the most complex and perplexing character.  You will question why Raina really goes for him, but when his story unfolds you will be falling for him just like Raina.  Another fantastic part of this book are the ancillary characters like James, Becca and Sam.  Though you may not like some of them and they really are horrible at times they are so well written and help to propel the story.  My only complaint with this book was the ending.  It felt rushed and without the detail that throughout the book I became accustomed. Overall, this was quite an enjoyable book with very memorable characters.

Review: Fighting Mad by Kathy Bryson

Welcome to Monday!  Another week with another fantastic book.  Today I have wonderful tale with fairies, leprechauns and love.  Kathy Bryson’s Fighting Mad brings us back to the world in her previous book, Restless Spirits.  With another tale featuring faeries, the King Oberon and the Queen on the verge of war, it weaves a fantasy with reality with expert ease.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.

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Laid off from her job at the bank, Carla turns to her friends for support only to find they’re more concerned about their jobs. The one person she can count on is local bartender Murphy, but what kind of example is that to set for her daughters? Having learned the hard way, Carla’s not depending on any man, even if he is cute, charming, very kind, and some kind of leprechaun?

Murphy is used to sneers. Clurichauns are the redheaded stepchildren of the leprechaun world and then there are the late-night throw-downs at his bar. What he wants, however, is to protect the dainty little mom who ogles him when she thinks no one’s looking. He knows she’s fighting overwhelming odds, but she’ll need more than bravery when the conflict between the King and Queen of the Fairies becomes outright civil war!

Review:

Carla has had a tough week.  After being fired from her job, she is forced to make decisions about her life that are scary.  But, not as scary as choosing to finally act on her feelings toward the very sexy barkeep.  Carla has a lot of beginnings and must find her way to push through, but when the world of the Faeries comes to almost destroy he upcoming wedding planning business she takes it upon herself to fight for everyone she loves by coming up with a way to prevent civil war between the King and Queen of the Fairies.  Will this strong mom be able to pull it off or will her world and everyone elses crumble around her?

This was a wonderful journey.  This is one novel that you won’t want to put down until your turning the final page.  Carla is an extremely relatable character.  A single mom that is worried about making poor choices that will impact her children is a character that many women can relate to.  Murphy is the sexy barkeep that any woman would love to have some couch time with.  His description truly allows the reader to know exactly why Carla stared at him for so long.  Though this is set in the same town with the same characters as Restless Spirits you do not need to read it to enjoy this book.  Kathy Bryson weaves a fantastic story. Her ability to bring the faery creatures into the real world and not make it too unbelievable is a talent that she definitely has.  I can’t wait to read what she has coming up next.

Review: The Griffin’s Secret by Cate Masters

Happy Friday!  To me it has felt like forever getting here.  Today I get to share with you a great story by Cate Masters.  This is a modern retelling of The Griffin with the added bonus of some paranormal and hot rock star mixed in.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.  Have an awesome weekend!!

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Jackson Grant had it all—the girl he loved, his Harley, and his guitar. Until a tragic accident stole it all away. Now, more than scars and a tattoo remain. Jackson has a secret. Cursed by his dead girlfriend’s mother, he can never fall in love again or his beloved will die. With his heart on lockdown, he keeps to himself—until a roadie gig with Malcontent, the world’s most popular band, entwines his fate with sweet, wounded Layla’s…

Music is what Layla lives for. She has no choice. She’s bound by magic to serve Malcontent, cursed to propel them to stardom with her musical powers. Then Jackson appears and gives her hope that he’s the hero who will save her. A reluctant hero, yet one she can’t resist. But freedom will come at price—and who will pay…?

Review:

Jackson is cursed.  His curse won’t let him love again without the girl dying from his curse.  Layla has her own problems.  She is bound by magic to the lead singer in a mega band, Malcontent.  All she wants to do is break free.  When she meets Jackson she realizes with him she wants to break free even more.  Can the two of them break their curses or will they pay the ultimate price?

I really liked this story.  Its a bit shorter than a normal novel but you still get the full impact of the characters and the world they are in.  Jackson and Layla’s love story though a bit whirlwind really makes the reader swoon.  He has all the awesome power of an alpha, but the soft heart of a teddy bear.  The story is well written and  flows wonderfully well between characters.  The ebb and flow between Jackson and Layla’s points of view truly allows for a full story that without it would leave it lacking.  Cate Masters has truly made the story of The Griffin a modern tale with hot alpha male and a strong, sassy heroine.  I recommend this to anyone looking for an enchanting read.

Review: Plan Interrupted by Valerie Clarizio

Welcome to another week and another great book.  I am happy to share with you a new book by Valerie Clarizio.  This is a wonderful love story with a hint of suspense.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.  Have a wonderful week ahead!

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Elizabeth Shaw’s professional life is going according to plan until she meets the handsome widower and his two young children next door. Having shelved her personal life to land her dream job, she disregards her romantic feelings for him. But the forces of nature have other ideas for her.

Joe Antonetti has made his children his main focus since the death of his wife. But his beautiful neighbor becomes an irresistible distraction and has him wondering if he can change her priorities.

Surrendering to their attraction for each other causes another player to step in with his own plan for Elizabeth. One that could not only end the budding romance but her life as well.

Review:

Elizabeth has a plan.  Her life plan is streamlined and focused solely on her career.  But, when she meets her neighbor and his children things begin to change.  What she once wanted now seems to be less important, but when the unspeakable happens and she is stalked by that person she must decide what is really important.  Should she stick the plan at all costs or just go with what life has in store for her?

I really enjoyed this book.  Elizabeth is a very strong but flawed character.  She hides behind her plan so that she doesn’t have to face the harsh world.  Unfortunately, the harshness finds her and she is forced to face things she never planned for.  Woven into this is a sweet love story.  Not just a story about a man and a woman but her love for his children also.  With the great romance and suspense expertly woven together any reader will find it difficult putting this book down until the last page is turned.  If I wasn’t already a fan of Valerie Clarizio, I would be one after reading this book.

Review: Snow Moon (A New World #2) by Tonya Coffey

Welcome to Friday and day two of our A New World series event.  Snow Moon is the second book in this exciting series.  This book picks up where we left off with Jessa and Mica.  Only this book throws the two potential loves into more trouble only from people they thought they could trust.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.  Have an exciting weekend ahead!

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Jessa, the queen of Faeries, finds herself in the midst of disappearances. When she investigates those who have vanished, she discovers a rogue Sylph. He is ridding the realm of the ones he believes are diseased with the help of Trolls.
Together, Micha and Jessa discover their bloodline is more than they thought. They are the descendants of Ancients and Sylphs making them the true Elementals. The very people the Sylph is wanting rid of.
If it wasn’t enough, trying to protect her people, Jessa is forced to let Micha go. She pushes him to go to the Ancients where he will be safe from the Sylph’s wrath.
When Jessa is convicted of meddling in the Sylph,s business, she is sentenced to death. Micha, accepting his new role as the Ancient king, wields their power and frees Jessa from the clutches of the Executioners.
Will Micha and Jessa save the Elementals, and themselves, or will the Sylph take control of the realms?

Review:

Jessa has finally settled into her role as Queen of the Faeries.  With that she has also accepted that Micha is her true destined mate.  Unfortunately, many oppose that decision.  When Micha is threatened by the Sylphs he is forced into choosing to claim his own throne.  Now that Micha is safe doesn’t necessarily ensure Jessa’s safety.  There are many of those like her that are being hunted down and disappearing.  With this mystery Jessa and Micha must decide who they will fight and who they will fight for.

With this second book in this series it really broadens the plot and the characters.  Jessa and Micha grow with their experiences and become multi-dimensional.  The story weaves expertly bringing the reader with it.  For a second book this is truly great.  It leaves just enough to leave you craving more.  I guarentee you will want more when you turn that last page.  Tonya Coffey has truly developed great characters and an intriguing world.  If you have read Harvest Moon, the first in the series, you will definitely want to grab Snow Moon.

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