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review 2017-12-07 21:38
Turbulent Sea
Turbulent Sea - Christine Feehan

  Drake Sisters, Book 6

I Picked Up This Book Because: Continue the series that I didn’t finish a million years ago.

The Characters:

Joley Drake:
Ilya Prakenskii:

The Story:

I’m too lazy to write a real review. Overall I like the book. I’ve read so many Sea Haven/Sisters of the Heart books that I forgot there was a time when the Drakes didn’t trust the Prakenskii brothers.

The Random Thoughts:

Not having specific song/album names drove me crazy for some reason

The Score Card:


4 Stars

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review 2017-12-01 14:32
Dark Crime is right
Edge of Darkness - Maggie Shayne,Lori Herter,Christine Feehan

This book is 390 pages long and 216 of them are the Christine Feehan story.  I realise that there are a lot of deep Feehan fans but I find the stories disturbing, full of consent issues and undermining of strong women. I admit that I read many books where consent and agency are problematic but Feehan seems to push many of my buttons and make me quite cranky. 

Some authors pull you past issues and allow you to keep reading but I just can't with Feehan, my internal editor rears her head and spends the entire story pointing at things that irritate rather than going with the story.  She often creates characters that I like initially and then they fall in love and seem to be undermined and turn from strong to weak and stop being the people I liked.  Which is probably most of what I dislike about Laurel K Hamilton. There's also an amount of "this is what women are really like" subtext that rubs me up the wrong way.


Blaze is about to take on the men who killed her father and rings the number on a card to tell the person on the other side what's about to go down and instead he comes to her to try to persuade her to live, and that she's his mate and then he fails in woo and adulting. Sorry, I tried, it just annoyed me so much every time they talked.


Dead by Twilight by Maggie Shayne starts with some minor slut shaming and then continues into a detective novel with a vampire who has found ways of hiding in the police force and using her night-time skills well and who realises that there is a place and maybe a partner.  I found this a much better story with a lot more agency for everyone.


Cimarron Spirit by Lori Herter did show some inexperience but as a story of an old vampire and an archaeologist trying to choose between safe and dangerous men.  It was a good glimpse of possible better stories.

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review 2017-11-28 17:34
Maggie and Lori to the rescue
Edge of Darkness - Maggie Shayne,Lori Herter,Christine Feehan

Well Christine left me with a lot of bad taste in my mouth but Maggie and Lori made up for it. Apart from the minor slut-shaming at the beginning of the story the Maggie Shayne was much better than the Feehan story,  Lori Herter's story was good but showed some beginner issues. 



Must expand on this tomorrow, right now I need to go home.

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text 2017-11-27 16:47
REVIEW BY AMY - Hated (Hearts of Stone #3) by Christine Manzari
Hated - Christine Manzari

***This book can be read as a standalone***

Frankie DiGorgio has returned home for the summer to fix up and sell the home she grew up in. But when Frankie discovers Austin Stone is also back home and right next door, her summer suddenly seems more exciting than the motocross tracks she races on.

Four years ago, Austin was her best friend. Her first love. The only boy who saw more than just her rough edges.

But Austin left Frankie behind to perform in Las Vegas with his brother Dallas after winning Rising Stars. And Frankie didn’t wait around for him. Instead, she disappeared with no explanation and she hasn’t spoken to Austin since then.

Austin hates Frankie now.

Unfortunately, they’re next door neighbors again and Frankie and Austin can’t avoid each other anymore. With little more than bitterness, heartbreak, and secrets between them, they soon find themselves reverting to their childhood habits—prank wars. As Frankie and Austin’s past is put back together and old feelings resurface, they discover it’s a fine line between love and hate.

And the secrets Frankie has kept could cross the line right into hate. 


@Xenatine, @XpressoReads, @Mommy_Amers, #New_Adult, #Romance, #Comedy, 5 out of 5 (exceptional)


Source: sites.google.com/site/archaeolibrarian/amy/hatedheartsofstone3bychristinemanzari
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review 2017-11-26 20:12
Something to Howl About - Christine Warren

A super quick story about a somewhat shy woman who has been banned from home due to some unmentioned action and a billionaire  playboy who doesn't believe that grizzly bears are meant to meant with only one woman for their entire life meet when he seeks out aid to find out what is causing his clan to not reproduce.  Annie is the expert and is hired to solve the problem, but from the moment they meet she knows he is her mate and he, well let's just say he opens his mouth and inserts his foot really well which causes a major gap between them for a week.  When his mom tells him that he was a major idiot, he sets out to apologize profusely and win the heart of his mate. It was super quick, but their fight when she confesses he is her mate was epic and in the end when he works to win her was perfect.  Cute story, I enjoyed it.

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