Review: Faded Perfection (Beautifully Flawed #2) by Cassandra Giovanni

Welcome to Friday!  Today I get to share with you the awesome new book in the Beautifully Flawed Series, Faded Perfection.  Just like Flawed Perfection you will be taken on an emotional journey that will leave you begging for more and crying into your kindle.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.

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That’s all it takes to have everything ripped away from you.
No one knows this better than Adam Beckerson and River Ahlers.

Each is fighting a losing battle with the death of Bobby and the fallout it causes. Adam loses a brother; River her best friend.

And while Adam finds himself fading into the bottom of a bottle, River finds the only thing she can do is run away from everything– including Adam.

Sometimes when you lose everything, you lose yourself. The important part is finding your way back again.


River and Adam are both fighting a losing battle with Bobby’s death.  River drowns herself in her work and Adam drowns himself at the bottom of the bottle.  River holds close the knowledge that Adam needs her and she needs him.  But, when River knows she’s losing the battle to stay afloat and keep her and Adam together will her most difficult choice be the right one.  Will what she finds at the end of her road be everything she now needs?

I adore this series.  The characters, their emotions and the choices they make are so realistic it draws you in.  You are there with Rivers’ struggle.  You are there when she makes her difficult choices.  You are there when happiness comes back to her.  Every emotion that is woven into this story you feel.  Cassandra Giovanni continues to amaze with her ability to write a provocative and emotionally touching novel.  I love this series, the stories and the characters.  I can’t wait to find out what will finally happen with River and Adam.  Will their story finally get their happy ending or will happiness find another way?  I know what I am hoping for but you need to pick this book up to decide for yourself.

Review: Revenants: The Odyssey Home by Scott Kauffman

Happy Tuesday!  I have a wonderfully unique book for you.  This is an imaginative story that incorporates aspects of Homer’s Odyssey and a historical fiction novel.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.

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A grief-stricken candy-striper serving in a VA hospital following her brother’s death in Viet Nam struggles to return home an anonymous veteran of the Great War against the skullduggery of a congressman who not only controls the hospital as part of his small-town fiefdom but knows the name of her veteran. A name if revealed would end his political ambitions and his fifty-year marriage. In its retelling of Odysseus’ journey, Revenants casts a flickering candle upon the charon toll exacted not only from the families of those who fail to return home but of those who do.


Betsy’s life is flipped upside down when her brother dies in Vietnam.  Her grades fall and her behavior falters.  When she is given one chance to change she reluctantly grabs at it.  Being a candy-striper at the VA changes her perspective completely.  She sees what war does to its soldiers and when she realizes there is a patient that is being hidden away she makes it her duty to get him home.  What Betsy uncovers will change her and her memory of her brother.  She will travel through time and history to uncover the one soldier that needs to find his way home.

This was truly a phenomenal book.  I am a huge Odyssey fan and when I realized this story was a mixture of my love of history and my love of Homer’s Odyssey, I had high expectations.  These expectations were met and exceeded.  The entwining stories of the mystery soldier and Betsy’s drive to get all of her current soldiers home was sweet, endearing and enchanting.  I fell into this book and am left with a tremendous book hangover.  All of the characters were well written and developed into complex realistic characters.  Overall, I would highly recommend this book for anyone looking for a full reading experience that will leave you with a hangover that your next book will have a hard time topping.

Review: Fated for the Lion by Lyra Valentine

Welcome back for part two of our Fourth of July celebration.  We have a sexy paranormal romance for you.  Fated for the Lion by Lyra Valentine brings a sexy lion shifter and his mate who is a human.  This is definitely a page burner.  For my full review, keep reading after the book blurb.  Enjoy the rest of your day!!!

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Newly fired, Lena Jeffries ducks into the lobby of a nearby development firm to avoid a brewing thunderstorm. Worried about her next paycheck, the last person she expects to see is Ethan Sanford. Grown up and successful, he filled out his suit to perfection. What happened to the skinny and aloof Ethan from high school?

When Ethan Sanford catches a whiff of the curvaceous Lena, he stops in his tracks. Forbidden from touching her all those years ago, he and his big bad lion aren’t going to let her escape again. Unable to deny the burning attraction any longer, he invites her upstairs with more than a drink on his mind. Overcome by his desire and with a flash of canines, Ethan takes Lena as his mate.

Lena never thought she’d be the type of woman to sleep with her soon to be boss, and makes a quick exit in the morning. Pining over Ethan, she heads to a diner with her best friend to talk it over. Soon, her sudden cravings for meat puts her friend in the war path of a first time she-cat shift.

Ethan is not happy to find his mate missing when he wakes. Will Ethan manage to find and calm the new lioness before she puts the entire city on the menu?


Lena has had a rough day.  She gets fired for standing up for herself and now its raining on all of her belongings.  When she happens to enter the building that Ethan, her long time high school crush, works she can’t help but feel angry at the world.  But, when Ethan sees Lena he is overcome with joy knowing that he finally has a chance to claim his mate.  Soon the two are mating and Lena doesn’t know what to do.  When Lena finally discovers what Ethan is and who she has become will she be able to accept him and his love for her?

This was quite the erotic romance.  This book will make every woman who ever had a high school crush hope that he secretly loves her and is a sexy shifter.  Ethan and Lena were good characters but I would have liked more depth in this story.  It is a short and quick novel, but I think more could have developed.  I thought the sex and relationship may have happened to fast.  More detail and excitement could have been added.  Overall, this was a good read  that will add steam to your e-reader.

Review: Spy Fall by Diana Quincy

Happy 4th of July for those celebrating.  For everyone else, Happy Monday!  Today, we celebrate by having two reviews.  First up is Diana Quincy’s Spy Fall.  It is a bodice ripping, regency romance that will have you loving every moment.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.  Remember to come back later today for part two of the celebration.

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When a fiery French parachutist lands on a drunken Lord Cosmo Dunsmore, he surmises she’s an angel sent from above. But is she a spy after something far more sinister than his debauched soul?

A fearless parachutist is out of her depth…

Mari Lamarre is gaining fame for her daring aeronautic endeavors, but her riskiest adventure begins when she collides with the darkly charismatic son of the Marquess of Aldridge. If her mission succeeds, Cosmo’s father will be ruined.

A rakehell falls for a dangerous woman…

Surrendering to a fierce passion, the two embark on a torrid affair, even as Cosmo vows to protect his family at all costs. But in doing so, will he risk losing the captivating beauty who’s swept into his life and made off with his heart?


Mari Lamarre literally falls from the sky and lands on the very handsome Lord Cosmo Dunsmore.  Her aim couldn’t have been more perfect.  She is a parachutist with a hidden background.  Though she has ulterior motives being on the Marquess’ land she can’t help herself when she begins to fall for the heir.  Though she  knows he’s a rake and could really jeopardize her true mission she can’t help falling for him and falling into his bed.  But when all becomes known will she allow herself to risk everything or will the next fall be her last?

This was a truly fun read.  I do like a good regency romance and this one had a lot of sexy times, suspense, mystery and lots of regency propriety.  Spy Fall reminds me of the Naked series by Sally Mackenzie which happens to be one of my favorite in this genre.  Mari and Cosmo are the perfect characters in this book.  Mari is the the strong unique female for her times and Cosmo is the heir that doesn’t take anything but drink and women seriously.  This is truly a fantastically fun summer read.  If you are looking for a good bodice ripping novel for your vacation, look no further than Spy Fall by Diana Quincy.

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