Wednesday, July 27, 2016

REVIEW: Leaving Yesterday by Zoe Dawson

Summary:

Rafferty Hamilton doesn’t plan on putting down roots anytime soon. With her divorce final, the hotel heiress has left Manhattan behind to scout new locations for her family’s chain of resorts. Which is why it’s so frustrating to be stranded in Laurel Falls while a good-looking, slow-talking, Stetson-wearing mechanic takes his sweet time with her overheated coupe.

A decorated vet who paid his dues in Afghanistan, Trace Black can fix anything with an engine and get it revving—even Rafferty’s ridiculous sports car. He’s couldn’t say the same for the knockout driver, who looks like she’s never gripped a gear shaft in her life. Women like Rafferty don’t usually stick around in Laurel Falls, but Trace finds himself showing her everything his hometown has to offer before she cruises on down the road.

As the days pass, Rafferty finds herself charmed by the pace of life and the openhearted warmth of the residents. She’s even tempted to trust again—and it’s all thanks to Trace. He’s not the kind of guy she’s used to falling for, but he just might be the man she needs.

Title:  Leaving Yesterday
Series:  Laurel Falls
Book #: 1
Author:  Zoe Dawson
Approximate Book Length:  268 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Moderate

Thoughts:

When I started this book, I’ll be honest, I was expecting a fairly “standard” experience. I expected to like it, but in a forgettable – just another romance book – kind of way. I was wrong! I thoroughly enjoyed this book and almost everything about it. I didn’t like jumping perspectives so much, but I understand why it was written that way.

Other than that, I loved every single character and want more of them. There’s very vivid imagery. There were so many things that could have happened or been over dramatized, but none of that occurred – good on Zoe Dawson! Overall it was sweet and heartwarming, and not just because of the romance.

Bottom Line:

Leaving Yesterday is a book that sucked me in from page one and held me till the last page. If you’re looking for a feel-good read, pick up this awesomeness!

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

REVIEW: Roll Against Trust by Allyson Lindt

Summary:

The line between fantasy and reality blurs when a late night gaming session goes from playful to smoldering.

Tasha’s not looking for love, but she doesn’t mind just looking… and maybe a little fantasizing. Her two best friends and weekend AD& D buddies, Seth and Ryan, are the perfect guest stars in her fantasies. When a late night gaming session with the three goes from silly to verbally scorching in an instant, Tasha wonders if her imagination is enough to keep her satisfied long term.

Then her ex’s money mismanagement catches up to her in the form of draining her bank account, her job is threatened by a mistake that points to Ryan, and Seth takes his side. If Tasha can’t move past her trust issues long enough to uncover the truth—both with herself and the men she’s falling for—she’ll wind up broken-hearted and just plain broke.

Title:  Roll Against Trust
Series:  3d20
Book #: 1
Author:  Allyson Lindt
Approximate Book Length:  64 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Explicit

Thoughts:

This was a delightfully naughty read that dives right in from the very beginning. The nerd factor was cute. The romance was full of tension with Seth being a little self-sacrificing, Ryan being a little rough around the edges, and Tasha being a little na├»ve. They work together when they can relax and get it together. I would’ve liked to see a little more exploration from the guys, but I still loved them. The plot was a little unsatisfying, but I can imagine better down the road a bit. Honestly, the plot was barely there for me – I only had eyes for our trio!

Bottom Line:

Roll Against Trust is a short sweet and dirty read. I thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to more from this author!

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

REVIEW: A Promise on White Wings by RE Butler

Summary:

Taken in by a bear den as a child, Danika doesn't know what she is, only that she’s all alone in the world. A visit to a bear den in Northern Ohio brings her face to face with her future in the form of two males who are meant to be her mates. She discovers that she’s not only the destined mate of the falcon Prince Jesuit and the white lion Prince Chance, but also the answer to a prophecy about a white-winged woman. When a bear from her den makes a claim to her, her mates must fight for their right to her and to their future.

Title:  A Promise on White Wings
Series:  Wiccan Were Bear
Book #: 7
Author:  RE Butler
Approximate Book Length:  88 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Moderate

Thoughts:

This was a quick read in both a good and bad way. The conflict could have been drawn out instead of feeling almost like a side note. It kept the pace fast though while still inspiring emotional investment. I simply wanted…more: more of the characters, both main and support, and more from the romance (such as seeing “the vision” come true). You can tell this wasn’t the first book in the series, but it doesn’t much matter. I am interested in the others though.

The characters were very compelling. They were fun and down to Earth. As a unit, they complimented each other well. I just wish we could have seen more of their bonding on screen, but that again would have slowed the pace of the book down. I’m hoping to see more of them and explore other characters from their groups (falcons and lions) in future books!

Bottom Line:

A Promise on White Wings was a short and sweet read with some yummy scenes and an interesting world. Don’t miss this one!

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