Friday, September 18, 2020

Vengeful Prince (Territorial Mates, #1) by Mary E. Twomey

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


About the Book

Lilya must choose between redeeming her broken world…or saving her life. 

When the three princes of the battling territories set out to redeem the land their parents have ruined, Destino rules that the only way to unite the people is for him to marry a woman from one of the enemy territories—the land of the fae. 

Lilya is thrust into the limelight, stepping into a world where she knows no one and stands out as a target, like any fae would in a land of vampires. Having all eyes on her brings her worst fear to light: that the secret of her deadly magic will be found out, and she’ll be hunted down for her many crimes. 

The princes and Lilya soon realize that their push for peace is turning into an act of war between the vampires, shifters, and fae. Defending their choices is one thing, but defending their lives sets them on a perilous path from which they cannot turn back.


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Here's what I'm giving it:

4 stars

Here's why:


Couldn’t put it down! I received the book as an ARC copy and enjoyed it so much that I bought it! The characters are fully developed and distinct in their own way. The pacing of the story, with the romance building as it went along. I truly look forward to the other books in the series.


Would I recommend this book: Yes

Monday, September 14, 2020

Mountain Man's Accidental Surprise (Mountain Men of Liberty #8) by K.C. Crowne

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


About the Book

"I'm ready for my private striptease." 
My bestie's bachelorette had to be amazing. Luckily the stripper I hired blew everyone's socks off. Later that night he gave me a private show I'll never forget. Now, no one can know our secret - because the life of our baby depends on it. 

After returning home my father gave me life shattering news. How the h*ll could he sell me off to the mob?? With no other choice but to run... The mountains would be my new home. Safe. And zero souls who could recognize me. Except, that last part is a lie. Because the stripper who knocked me up... 

Turns out to be anything but a stripper. And now that he knows my whereabouts he's ready to show everyone just what the h*ll he's really made of.


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Here's what I'm giving it:

4 stars

Here's why:

Graham and Emmy are not your conventional hero and damsel. I really liked Graham, secrets and all. Emmy, I liked in the beginning but then she got on my nerves at certain parts. I know family is important but come on, get a clue already. Other than that, the pacing of this story was on point. I want to read more books in this series.

Would I recommend this book: Yes, it's a nice read

Friday, September 11, 2020

Sucker Punch by Laurell K. Hamilton

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


About the Book

A brutal murder, a suspect in jail, and an execution planned—but what if the wrong person is about to be killed? 

When a fellow U.S. Marshal asks Anita Blake to fly to a tiny community in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula on an emergency consult, she knows time is running short. When she arrives, there is plenty of proof that a young wereleopard killed his uncle in the most gruesome and bloody way possible. As the mounting evidence points to him, a warrant of execution is already under way. 

But something seems off about the murder, and Anita has been asked for her expert opinion on the crime scene. Despite escalating pressure from local cops and the family’s cries for justice for their dead patriarch, Anita quickly realizes that the evidence doesn’t quite add up. 

Time is against Anita, as the tight-knit community is up in arms and its fear of supernaturals is growing. She races to uncover the truth and determine whether the Marshals have caught the killer or are about to execute an innocent man—all in the name of justice.


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Here's what I'm giving it:

4.5 stars

Here's why:


She's back! The Anita that has been missing for several books has returned and is doing what she does best--kicking butt and taking names. The sex finally took a backseat (no puns intended!) to the story and it's awesome to enjoy. There is nothing wrong with romance and sex but this is the first time in a long while that a balance was struck between the two. Kudos to Ms. Hamilton for that.

The ethics that are posed in this story have a parallel to things going on in today's events which made it an even more gripping read.


Would I recommend this book: YES, YES, YES!

Friday, February 23, 2018

Kishaz Reading Corner: The Secret Baby Scandal (2 for 1) by Jennie Lucas & Kate Hewitt

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


About the Book

The Count's Secret Child

Theo St. Raphael summoning Carrie to his castle means only one thing to her. He's finally ready to accept their baby son. So as she walks up the grand steps, the last thing she expects is to discover that all Theo wants is her back in his bed and a paternity test!

The Sandoval Baby by Kate Hewitt

For Rafe Sandoval, discovering he has a three-year-old son by his late ex-wife is a shock. Max's nanny, quiet, beguiling Freya Clark, is a godsend. One night, the growing tension between them turns to passion, and soon Rafe discovers he's to be a father again! This child will have two parents from the start and Rafe wants marriage!




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Here's what I'm giving it:

The Count's Secret Child Rating: 3.5 stars
The Sandoval Baby Rating: 3.5 stars

Here's why:



The Count's Secret Child - Theo was smug, overbearing and annoying and I wondered what had possessed sweet Carrie to fall for him. I guess riches can turn a person's head. It was interesting to learn what had brought them together and torn them apart. It made me want to smack Theo even more. I did appreciate that Carrie stood her ground and thought about her child's needs before her own.

The Sandoval Baby - This story was a little more intense and a little rushed I felt but otherwise it flowed rather well. I felt bad for Rafe who learned 3 years later that he had a son due to the machinations of his ex-wife. I also felt bad for Freya who had raised the boy as her own only to have the natural father come back demanding his child back. The chemistry between Rafe and Freya was quick to burn and things progressed a little too fast before settling down with a predictable twist.


Would I recommend this? Both were solidly written and can be enjoyed.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Kishaz Reading Corner: The Brunelli Baby Bargain by Kim Lawrence

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

About the Book

Dark, imposing billionaire Cesare Brunelli lost his sight saving a little girl from a burning car. The only person who treated him without pity was the soft-skinned virgin with whom he spent a passionate night. Now she's expecting his baby!

Samantha gets the one reaction she didn't expect—a marriage demand! But when Cesare suddenly regains his sight, Sam's sure he's going to trade her—his diminutive, fiery-haired bride—for one of the tall, slim blondes he used to date….





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Here's what I'm giving it:

Rating: 3.5 stars

Here's why:




My first impression of Cesare was that he is a jerk. Some of the attitude is understandable since he lost his sight. During that time he was loved by a woman he couldn't see but who left a big impression on him.

Enter Samantha. She was a virgin when she gave into her desires and shared a hot passionate night with Cesare. The consequences are unexpected and it forces the two to take very drastic steps.

Samantha is shy and has a had time standing up for herself. But she has to if she wants the life she wishes to have.she is very shy and has a hard time around people.

Cesare is deeper than he appears and sparks fly when he offers marriage.

Would I recommend this? It was a decent read, so yes.