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review 2017-05-07 20:49
GHOST (Boston Underworld Book 3) - A. Zavarelli

 

 

 

♪♫My Pick For Book Theme Song♫♪

Drown by Bring Me The Horizon  --Talia's song, and Alexi's song too, but before they did their own version of healing.♫

 

 

Book Title:  Ghost

Author:  A Zavarelli

Narration:  Tracy Marks

Series:  Boston Underworld #3

Genre:  Mafia, Dark Romance

Publisher:  A Zavarelli

SourceI received audiobook via Audiobook Boom

in exchange for an honest review.

 

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OVERALL RATING:  3.3/5 STARS 

GRADE = B-

 

 

My Thoughts

 

Some of the others who have read this book, have loved it. And yet, the reasons that they loved it so much more than the first two books, are the same reasons that I did not like as much as the first two books.  The biggest of those reason's being that it's darker than the first two stories.  Darker in a way that makes it physically painful to read at times.

 

Talia's story is sad and heartbreaking, and yet I didn't really feel like I connected to her as much as I wanted too.  Alexi is clearly broken too, and his story is heartbreaking, but made even more so by the treatment of his family or Vory as they're called.  I'm just not feeling this Vory…their code that they live by or whatever.  I don't think it's for me.  

 

Tracy Marks has done excellently with the narration of this series…but this particular story, and I think it may be because of the Russian accent rather than the Irish accent, fell a little short of excellent for me.

 

Ratings Breakdown

 

Plot:  3.5/5

Main Characters:  3.5/5

Secondary Characters:  4/5 For Magda

The Feels:  3.8/5

Addictiveness:  3.5/5

Theme or Tone:  3/5A

Flow (Writing Style):  4/5

Backdrop (World Building):  3/5

Book Cover:  4/5

Narration:  4.5/5

Ending:  3.8/5  Cliffhanger:  Nope.

 

Will I continue this series?  Well I have already received Saint from Audiobook Boom, so I would say that I will.

 

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review 2017-02-20 13:33
Kiss An Angel...I don't think this title fits the book.
Kiss an Angel (Audio) - Susan Elizabeth Phillips,Anna Fields

Book Title:  Kiss An Angel

Author:  Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Narration:  Anna Fields

Series:  Stand Alone

Genre:  Contemporary Romance

Source:  Audiobook (Library)

 

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♪♫My Pick For Book Theme Song♫♪ 

Leave the Pieces by the Wreckers  --For Daisy to Alex…

♫You're not sure that you love me

But you're not sure enough to let me go

Baby it ain't fair you know

To just keep me hangin' 'round

You say you don't wanna hurt me

Don't wanna to see my tears

So why are you still standing here

Just watching me drown♫

 

 

 

⇝Ratings Breakdown⇜

 

Plot:  4.2/5

Characters:  2.5/5

The Feels:  3.5/5

Addictiveness:  2.8/5

Theme:  4/5

Flow:  3.8/5

Backdrop (World Building):  4/5

Originality:  5/5

Book Cover:  3/5

Narration:  2/5

Ending:  3.5/5 Cliffhanger:  Not at all.

 

Will I read more from this Author?  I don't know, who knows where the next reading challenge could lead me, Romance Bingo 2017 led me to this one…but...not likely.

 

 

 

 

⇝My Thoughts⇜

 

I'm fairly certain that this book made me realize that I don't really care for books with a circus setting…the weirdness , the uncouthness of it all just doesn't work for me.

 

 

I started this book out, not liking any of the characters in it.  Then somewhere along the way, I realized that I liked Daisy a lot.  She really grew on me, despite hating the narrator for this.  Her voice did not click with me at all.  Daisy is unfortunately, the only one who I came to like.  In summary, this is a very well written story, with an intricate plot that was held back by the lack of likable characters, and setting for me. 

⇝Sex Factor⇜ Yes, there is explicit sex but not too much.

 

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review 2016-10-30 22:24
The dirtiest secret has become one hell of a hot mess...
Hottest Mess (Stark International) - J. Kenner

Book Title:  Hottest Mess

Author:  J. Kenner

Series:  S.I.N. #2

Genre:  Erotica, BDSM, Love & Stuff

Source:  Kindle E-Book (Library)

 

✾Goodreads Synopsis✾ 

 

 

 

♫ Don't Cha by Pussycat Dolls  --Don't you wish your girlfriend was a freak like me…Yeah…this series is freaky. ♫

⇝Ratings Breakdown⇜

 

Plot: 3/5

Characters: 4/5

The Feels: 3.5/5

Addictiveness: 3.5/5

Theme: 4/5

Flow: 3.8/5

Backdrop (World Building): 5/5

Originality: 4/5

Book Cover: 5/5

Ending:  3/5. Cliffhanger: f*ck yeah…

 

Will I continue this series?  I have to mention; I am deducting some points on this series as a whole because I feel it could have been told in one book (with a little less sex in it) much better than being stretched out into three.  Even two books would have been okay.

 

 

 

3.3/5 STARS

 

 

⇝My Thoughts⇜

 

I received an ARC of the first book (Dirtiest Secret) and the last book (Sweetest Taboo), but this one…I was denied, I don't know, go figure???  So I had to get this one from the library and I had to wait forever for it, so despite my feelings, there is definitely a lot of people who love this stuff.

 I really like the mystery in this; surrounding the whole kidnapping that Dallas and Jane suffered in their teens, it's gut wrenching and yet...intriguing.  If it wasn't for that element I probably wouldn't even continue the series.  The Taboo part…hehhh…not really a factor for me, they liked each other in that way before they ever become adopted siblings.  At least they aren't actual brother and sister, because that is super ewe.

⇝Sex Factor⇜  I cannot lie…this women can write some scorching sex scenes.  Very Sex-plicit!!!  For me, the amount of sex is a little over the top.

 

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