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review 2017-11-13 18:22
Fever
Fever - Lauren DeStefano

Warning: There will be spoilers in this review for the first book in the series, Wither.

Gabriel and Rhine have escaped and they are on the run, trying to make it back to Manhattan in search of her twin brother when they are captured by the ring-mistress of a carnival of prostitution. Once again Rhine finds herself in a compromising situation, and her plan of action is to simply go along with everything, gain Madame's trust and wait for the perfect opportunity to escape. This was all too reminiscent of book 1.

I found myself cringing by Rhine's actions throughout this book. The only thing she seemed to excel at, was getting caught. Each time she was caught by someone sinister, and this happens multiple times, she does not put up much of a fight. In fact, not only does she not attempt to flee, at one point she even goes willingly. I was in disbelief.

Rhine is still wearing Linden's wedding ring. I kept wondering why she hadn't removed it, and why Gabriel didn't seem to notice or care. Why would she want to keep a reminder of the terrible situation she escaped from? That was one of the many reasons Gabriel and Rhine's relationship fell flat to me. I saw no connection, no passion. I also felt that Rhine and Gabriel spent most of the book drugged up, sleeping or hallucinating which caused the story to plod along at a snail's pace. 
 
I had a hard time liking the characters (new and old) this time around. As with the last book, I enjoyed DeStefano's writing style, and I am in no way averse to giving her other series a try. I'm afraid this particular series simply isn't for me.
 
-SW
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review 2017-11-01 17:48
I've got a fever, a fever for more Velvet! :/
Fever - Elizabeth Lowell

Unfortunately it had taken Rye two weeks to convince Edward McCall II that his son would not, repeat not, marry some useless Houston belle just to get his hands on the Angus bull.

 

Oh '80s books, never change.

 

"Little girl, you've got a lot to learn," he muttered under his breath. "And you've come to just the man who can teach you."

 

Umm, maybe do.

 

This one obviously had some dated problems and the hero clung to his "woman only want me for my money" bitterness for far too long. Lisa's actions didn't warrant it and it made that drama feel forced.

 

Even with those issues though, I really enjoyed this one. It scoots along pretty quickly and the dry sense of humor was delightful. I also want to claim Lisa as my buddy if there is ever an apocalypse, girl can get it done. Her background makes her sweet innocence believable and not icky and we do get glimpses of her backbone; I want a novella of these two from down the road where Lisa puts Rye even more in his place.

 

Rye needed to grovel just a bit more but the emotion he shows at the end (he cries!) gave an unexpected heartwarming ending. This takes place on a cattle ranch and I enjoyed the western touches and the feeling of being transported to a different place. You'll have to gird your loins for the term "Velvet Fever" to be used incessantly but hey, who couldn't use another euphemism for sex in their back pocket.

 

Bottom line, this was a little bit of a gem and if you ever see it at a garage sale or used book store, scoop it up.

 

"I've been missing you all my life and didn't even know it."

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review 2017-10-25 01:51
Fever
Fever (Falling For A Rose Book 4) - Stephanie Nicole Norris

Title:  Fever

Author:  Stephanie Nicole Norris

Publisher:  S. N.N.

Series:  Falling For A Rose Book 4

Reviewed By:  Stephanie Nicole Norris

Rating:  Five

Review:

 

"Fever" by Stephanie Nicole Norris

 

My Thoughts....

 

This was another wonderful series ...'Falling For A Rose Book 4' that dealt with Josiah and Santana where you will be kept on the edge of your seat turning the pages to see what was coming next.

From the last series we are able to see these two characters becoming interested in each other but how far will this go for them.  I liked how this author was able to put together another well written read about the 'Rose' brothers.  Will these two be able to pull off this fake boyfriend/girlfriend to there friends?  What will happen in the end as these two have totally changed their mind of how it had been planned in the beginning [to make his father happy] had certainly changed and definitely not the way they truly felt about each other now.  Had Josiah truly fallen in love with Santana? Had Santana truly fallen in love with Josiah?  I loved the wedding in how it all comes out. So, will these two finally get their HEA?  You will have to pick up "Fever" to see!

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text 2017-10-22 00:00
#30DaysofReadathon - Day 10 through 1
Is It Just Me? - Miranda Hart
The Mercy of the Sky: The Story of a Tornado - Holly Bailey
Fever 1793 - Laurie Halse Anderson
The Dilemma of Charlotte Farrow - Olivia Newport
Saga, Volume 1 - Brian K. Vaughan,Fiona Staples
Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game - Michael Lewis
Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street - Michael Lewis
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine - Michael Lewis
Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World - Michael Lewis
Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt - Michael Lewis

Last round.....

 

Day 10 Rainbow - IG post from COYER Summer 2017 edition https://www.instagram.com/p/BXm9lPTBN_U/?taken-by=tearainbook

 

Day 9 Spines - another IG post from COYER Summer 2017 edition https://www.instagram.com/p/BXtcs5LhArT/?taken-by=tearainbook

 

Day 8 Funny - Is it Just Me? by Miranda Hart (and it is a shame she isn't more loved by folks in the US)

 

Day 7 Sad - The Mercy of the Sky by Holly Bailey (the part when she wrote of the rescue and recovery at the elementary school killed me)

 

Day 6 Time - Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson (a great middle grade book about a yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia)

 

Day 5 Place - The Dilemma of Charlotte Farrow by Olivia Newport (Chicago during the World's Fair)

 

Day 4 Plans - my bedroom will be center stage for my reading - it is the only place I can get some quiet.

 

Day 3 Break - I plan on taking a break to sleep. A short catnip can give the reader a better recharge than drinking caffeine. I plan to get a few hours over the course of the read-a-thon.

 

Day 2 New - Saga series by Brian Kl Vaughan and Fiona Staples

 

Day 1 Stack - Books by Michael Lewis I have read and recommend:

                       Moneyball

                       Liar's Poker

                       The Big Short

                       Boomerang

                       Flash Boys

                      

                      

                      

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review 2017-09-24 11:50
SHADOW OF A HONEYBUN by Sam Cheever
Shadow of a Honeybun (Honeybun Fever) - Sam Cheever

Beginning of the Honeybun Fever series where some of the characters are introduced.  Dolfe is on a stakeout for a meth lab when he runs into Blaise who comes with a "date."  She's drunk and cannot keep up with her "date" so he leaves her so he can conduct his business there.  Gunshots ring out.

 

This is very short and is truly an introduction.  The segues between scenes is not always smooth and it feels like the story needs fleshed out at times.  The characters are good.  They make me want to read more of the series and more of them especially Blaise.

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