Unexpected by Lori Foster Published by Kensington, Zebra on May 6, 2014 Genres: Contemp Romance, Contemporary RS, Military Romantic Suspense Pages: 320 Source: Courtesy review copy, Kensington Books Preferred Reviewer Goodreads Who's Protecting Who? Eli Conners expected hired mercenary Ray Vereker to be a tank of a guy with forty tattoos--not the feminine ideal with lethal combat skills. While Eli certainly needs Ray's help, the rest of him is thinking he might have something to offer her. . . Ray's as good as any man when it comes to storming enemy compounds and loading an AK-47, but who could blame...Read More
Hearts in Darkness by Kira Brady Series: Deadglass #1 Published by Kensington, Zebra on August 7, 2012 Genres: Dystopian, PNR, Steampunk Pages: 328 Source: Personal copy, Purchased Goodreads In the first of a dazzling new romantic trilogy, one woman’s courageous search plunges her into a millennia-old supernatural war—and an irresistible passion… Nurse Kayla Friday has dedicated her life to science and reason. But for her, Seattle is a place of eerie loss and fragmented, frightening memories. And now the only clue to her sister’s murder reveals a secret battle between two ancient mythologies…and puts Kayla in the sights of lethally-sexy werewolf mercenary Hart. He’ll do whatever it takes to obtain the key to the Gate of the Land of the Dead and free what’s left of his soul. But seducing the determined Kayla is putting them at the mercy of powerful desires neither can control. And as the clock ticks down to hellish catastrophe, the untested bond between Kayla and Hart may lead to the ultimate sacrifice. I loved the prequel to this book, in fact I loved it so much that I bought this before I’d even finished! (Read review here) But I think that this full-length novel suffers from FITS (First in the Series). It’s got a great plot, fabulous world-building, and a bad guy who relishes being his villainous self… But the romance lacked. The Seattle...Read More
HEARTS OF FIRE by Kira Brady Series: Deadglass #.5 Published by Zebra on June 26, 2012 Genres: Dystopian, PNR Pages: 61 Source: Purchased Goodreads In the prequel to a stunning new paranormal series, one woman's desire for a forbidden man will spark a centuries-long supernatural conflict--and a love nothing can destroy. She's the heiress to Seattle's most powerful shifter clan. Her destiny is as controlled and certain as moonrise. However, from the moment Alice Corbette encounters the man known as Brand, she will defy all constraint and break every rule to make this dragon-shifter hers. Brand is determined to...Read More
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Rating System Explanation
Five stars are like six-pack abs on a really tan, hunky guy not wearing much. They make us drool, we stroke them (the books, not the guys! - sometimes the guys...) and want to make sweet, sweet love to them. Five stars is the hottest, we mean, highest honor.
Four stars is a total hunkalicious of burning love, but maybe we didn't like his hair for some reason. We still think he's hot, and we're still going to recommend him, we mean, the book, to readers because it's a damn fine ass, we mean book.
Three stars = that awkward guy at the party. He's cute and you know he's cute, and if you look at him the right way, he even looks like Brad Pitt a little, but there are flaws. Surprisingly, he's good in bed (because you got drunk and shit happens).
Remember that - yeah we don't either.
One star is like expecting a somewhat attractive guy and being sent a Grumpy cat meme. We appreciate the effort, but no. This book was not for us. Grumpy cat might want to use it for litter though.