Friday, September 23, 2016

Kishaz Reading Corner: Beneath the Thirteen Moons by Kathryne Kennedy

Disclaimer: I received no compensation from the author or publisher for this honest review.

About the Book


He's a ruler in a divided world...

In the magical, watery world of the Sea Forest, the divide between the rulers and the people is an uncrossable chasm. Handsome, arrogant prince Korl Com'nder has lived a life of luxury that is nothing more than a fantasy to the people he rules. Until the day he is accidentally kidnapped by a beautiful outlaw smuggler and is forced to open his eyes to the world outside his palace walls.

She's an outcast, but at least she has her independence...

Mahri Zin would stop at nothing to save her village, and when they needed a healer she didn't think twice about kidnapping one. But when she realizes that the healer she so impulsively stole is none other than the crown prince of the Sea Forest, Mahri knows that this is her only chance to change the fate of her people...


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Here's what I'm giving it:

Rating: 2 stars/DNF

Here's why:

I couldn't finish this one. I first started reading this book on June 28 and got almost halfway through before calling it quits on September 18.

I tried to like this one, I really did but I just couldn't get into it. I'm not sure it isn't any one thing over another but this book just doesn't do it for me. The main characters drove me nuts and not in a good way. Mahri I found to be kinda whiny and annoying.

Don't get me wrong, I like women who are strong but when they have to spend most of the time whining over how they have to be independent, it takes away from the strength of their behavior.

The male lead wasn't much better but I tolerated his behavior a little bit better than hers since he was raised in privilege and didn't have any real life experience.

Yeah, wanted to like but just couldn't. 

Would I recommend this book? Not really. 

Monday, August 29, 2016

Kishaz Reading Corner: Not Fit for A King? by Jane Porter/Hiromi Kobayashi

Disclaimer: I received no compensation from the author or publisher for this honest review.

About the Book

No matter how much we look alike, the prince will never love me. 

Hannah, an American secretary, agrees to switch places with Princess Emmeline, just for two hours. There must be a reason that made her ask me for such a favor. Besides, it’s only for a few hours. But Emmeline doesn’t return for days, and Hannah ends up having to meet King Zale of Raguva, pretending to be the princess!

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Here's what I'm giving it:

Rating: 4.5 stars

Here's why:

Being helpful can sometimes lead to unexpected destinations, a fact that our leading lady, Hannah soon discovers after agreeing to help out Princess Emmeline.

Hannah and Zale were an awesome couple and I couldn't put this one down, finishing it in one sitting. I would love to read another book about the pair of them.

Would I recommend this book? Yes! Prince(ss) and the Pauper type storylines always make for a fun read.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Kishaz Reading Corner: The Wedding Surprise by Trish Wylie/Mizuho Ayabe

Disclaimer: I received no compensation from the author or publisher for this honest review.

About the Book

Caitlin decides to be cast in the new TV show Fake Fiancé when she discovers her father's enormous debt. The distasteful plot of the show is for two strangers to pretend they are lovers and expose their lies at their wedding three months later. When the participants successfully complete three months without being discovered, they are paid a large sum of money. Caitlin's fake fiancé, Aiden, appears to be a wild and intimidating man, and enjoys giving Caitlin the cold stare for some reason. Caitlin soon regrets her decision, but she is resolved to complete this job to save her family. But when she finds out Aiden's true identity, her heart succumbs to him...!


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Here's what I'm giving it:

Rating: 4 stars

Here's why:

Everyone at some point in their lives has been desperate to save or protect something precious to them. That is the case with Caitlin, a nice young woman who is trying to save her father from his huge debt. Despite her misgivings, she agrees to do a reality TV show and ends up with more than she bargained.

Aiden, who is her partner in crime was an intriguing mix of inner demons and moral seesawing that kept me invested in the two of them and their relationship.

Would I recommend this book? Yes! This one definitely was an emotional one.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Kishaz Reading Corner: The Sheik's Mistress by Brittany Young

Disclaimer: I received no compensation from the author or publisher for this honest review.

About the Book

Powerful Michael Hassan was not born to the throne, but circumstances had made him king. And as ruler of his desert kingdom, he must marry a wife hand-picked for him. Then he met a blond American beauty, and he had to choose between duty and desire….

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Here's what I'm giving it:

Rating: 4 stars

Here's why:

Who says younger siblings can't kick butt and take names? Jen O'hara was an interesting and fun character to read and follow in this very engaging romance story. She was practical and very determined and not afraid to speak up for the things she wants and needs. She would have to be after having such an impulsive big brother.

Michael is a man who has taken on a mantle of responsibility that he didn't ask for. He also can't turn a blind eye to his friend's sister.

Would I recommend this book? Yes! This one is above the norm when it comes to romance.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Kishaz Reading Corner: Playboy's Ruthless Payback by Laura Wright/Hitomi Tsukise

Disclaimer: I received no compensation from the author or publisher for this honest review.


About the Book

A successful businessman called Mac has sworn revenge against me? But I don’t even know him! Olivia is confused as her father warns her over the phone. Threatened by Mac, it seems Olivia’s father has spread bad rumors about the young man in order to take his clients. It all sounds silly until Mac shows up at Olivia’s wife-for-hire company requesting her services. Mac, with his sexy smile, turns out to be the very embodiment of seduction. With all my experience in reading romance novels, I’m not that easy to manipulate. Not to worry, I despise ambitious financiers.

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Here's what I'm giving it:

Rating: 4 stars

Here's why:

This story was different from some of the other romance novels I've had the pleasure of reading lately.

Olivia's father's business choices have come back to haunt her in the form of financier, Mac. He's suave, cunning and has a grudge against her father.

Mac might want revenge, but Olivia is out to prove to him that there are better things in life than holding a grudge.

Would I recommend this book? Yes because I like sweetness every once in a while.