I was so excited that Kylie Scott was starting a new series, and DIRTY did not disappoint. Lydia and Vaughan were so great together that I was able to easily put aside my reservations about the whole insta-love thing that was going on. I do wish their relationship had been developed a bit more before they had their HEA, but I still really enjoyed it.
I loved everyone associated with the Dive Bar. Nell, John, Pat, Eric...all of them were just great icing on the my already delicious cake. I can't wait to see more of those guys in future books.
And I have to make note of the fact that Vaughan was indeed dirty--deliciously so. He was so good with he sexy times that seriously, I'm not sure how Lydia was able to hold off on jumping his bones as long as she did.
I listened to this one on audio and my girl Andi Arndt owned the narration on this one. I love her and she really brought this one to life for me.
So, I guess it's obvious that I'll be continuing on with this series. I can't wait to see what everyone will get up to next.
I'm not a fan of historical romance, I'm just not. I don't know why exactly but it's never really been my cup of tea. But, there are a few authors who really make me question that edict, and Julia Quinn is one of them.
The VISCOUNT WHO LOVED ME is the second book in the Bridgerton series and we are back with all eight (yes, eight) Bridgerton siblings, but it's the eldest of the brood, Anthony who is the center of things this time. It seems that he's determined that he's played around long enough and he needs to get married. He just wants to make sure that he marries a woman that he likes but won't fall in love with. Simple right?
He just didn't expect to meet Kate Sheffield, the older sister of the woman he set his sights on to marry. Kate is the opposite of want he wants. She drives him mad...mad with lust. But, it seems as though fate has other plans when it comes to these two.
I thought that this was adorable. I loved both Anthony and Kate's characters. They were perfectly suited for each other even if they refused to see it. I also ached for them for their losses and those losses affected them.
I was glad to see that they got together, no matter the circumstances, but I just wanted to bop Anthony for being such a stubborn ass when it came to admitting his feelings for Kate.
But of course it all worked out in the end. And the Bridgertons added someone else to their brood. Now, I just have to see how long I can hold out before reading the next book. I have to find out who will be the next one to fall.
What more can I say about Roman? He's just about the sweetest character ever. I just loved him. He completely made my heart goo. He and Matt were so cute together. I loved how funny Roman was without meaning to be. I could totally see the dog personality coming out in him.
I would have loved for Matt and Roman to have a little bit more time together, but what we saw was great.
I'm looking forward to seeing this series continue. I'm having a really good time with it.
There are certain authors who always make you think or look at things differently when they write about. They make you reconsider your preconceived notions. Make you look at things form a different perspective. LA Witt is one of those writers. Whenever she writes her M/M books as LA Witt or her M/F stuff as Lauren Gallagher, I know that I'm going to be in for a book that is not only hot but also makes me think. COVET THY NEIGHBOR is no different, but with a thought-provoking story set in the world of the Tucker Springs series, it was a really great read.
Seth is an atheist who gave up on Christianity when his faith and family betrayed him at the time when he needed them both the most, so he is floored to find out that the sexy new neighbor that he can not possible keep his hand off is a minister. A gay minister, but a minister nonetheless. That right there puts him firmly in the "hands-off" category. To bad Seth's body doesn't want to seem to listen to that.
Darren is new in Tucker Springs, and ready to have a fresh start with a new congregation. He isn't expecting to be attracted to his sexy neighbor who is an atheist no less. But, their chemistry and compatibility are undeniable. But, he will have to willing to break down the wall that Seth has put up against anything dealing with religion to make things work.
COVET THY NEIGHBOR was not exactly what I was expecting. I guess when I saw that Darren was a minister, I was expecting something a little more tame, but this was HOT. Seth and Darren had chemistry that was off the charts no matter how hard they tried to deny or avoid it. Their banter was funny too.
I really just loved everything about the book except for one thing. I hated how little Darren and Seth talked with each other. Especially Seth. He spoke to his friends about his feelings a lot. But the person he needed to talk to the most was Darren and it almost cost him a great relationship.
It worked out in the end though, and I was happy to see that the two men got their act together.
COVET THY NEIGHBOR is the fourth book in the Tucker Springs series, but each book can be read as a standalone. I've enjoyed all the books I've read of the series thus far and look forward to reading more.
*Advanced Reader's Copy provided by NetGalley and Publisher in exchange for an honest review*