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review 2015-10-07 04:42
Review: Reckless by Priscilla West
Reckless (The Forever Series) - Priscilla West

Publisher: Blackbird Publishing (August 4th, 2014)

 

ISBN: 9781500611262

 

Source: Publisher, via Netgalley

 

Rating: 4*

 

Synopsis:

Everything about him warned me to stay away.

 

I’d seen bad boys before, but he had it all and more. The rippling muscles covered in tatts, the piercing eyes hiding dark secrets, the silky voice that could make a girl come with just a whisper . . .

He was exactly the type of guy that would get me in trouble, but when he jumped off the stage, inked skin glistening with sweat and breathed his seductive words into my ear, I couldn’t resist the temptation.

It was supposed to be the best one-night stand of my life, but fate didn’t let it play out that way. Things happened. I got upset. I got hasty. And worst of all, I got reckless.

 

After that disaster, I thought it was the last I’d see of him. But what I didn’t know was that I’d started something.

Something that could shatter the very thing I had worked so hard to protect.

I should have known back then that the most seductive things in life are also the most dangerous.

 

Review:

My second rock star new adult romance on the bounce! I enjoy this type of easy-reading as light relief from the heavier, more gritty kind of book I typically favour, and Reckless did not disappoint.

 

Yes, it's kind of predictable, but most people I know love a will they/won't they, friends/lovers type of story that is emotional yet heartwarming. The two main characters are well developed and the story compelling. It rolls along at a steady pace and can be read in one (determined) sitting. 

 

I'd not previously read this author, but I'll definitely be checking out Fearless (Reckless #2)!

 

 

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review 2015-10-07 04:14
Review: Rock Redemption (Rock Kiss #3) by Nalini Singh
Rock Redemption (Rock Kiss) (Volume 3) - Nalini Singh

Published by: TKA Distribution (October 6, 2015)

 

ISBN: 978-1942356356

 

Rating: 4*

 

Synopsis:

From New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh comes the next contemporary romance in the Rock Kiss series…

Kit Devigny could have loved rock guitarist Noah St. John. Their friendship burned with the promise of intense passion and searing tenderness…until the night Noah deliberately shattered her heart.

Noah knows he destroyed something precious the night he chose to betray Kit, but he’d rather she hate him than learn his darkest secret. All he has left is his music. It’s his saving grace, but it doesn’t silence the voices that keep him up at night. Chasing oblivion through endless one-night-stands, he earns a few hours’ sleep and his bad boy reputation.

When a media error sees Noah and Kit dubbed the new “it” couple, Kit discovers her chance at the role of a lifetime hinges on riding the media wave. Wanting—needing—to give Kit this, even if he can’t give her everything, Noah agrees to play the adoring boyfriend. Only the illusion is suddenly too real, too painful, too beautiful…and it may be too late for the redemption of Noah St. John.

 

Review:

I've been reading a few of these rock star contemporary romances of late and enjoying the opportunity to take a break from the more gritty, hard-hitting crime and psychological thrillers that I typically read.

 

Whilst there are no major surprises here, there is no need of them. Kit and Noah's story is heartfelt, emotional and intense in all the right places. Both characters are well developed and the plot is thoughtful.

 

Although I've not read the first two books in the Rock Kiss series, I don't feel this hampered my understanding or enjoyment of Rock Redemption in the slightest - I will, however, now add them to my TBR list.

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text 2015-09-03 07:22
September Wrap-up
You: A Novel - Caroline Kepnes
The Boys on the Rock - John Fox
Stonewall: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights - Ann Bausum
This Book is Gay - James Dawson
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood - Marjane Satrapi,Blake Ferris,Mattias Ripa
The Faust Act - Kieron Gillen,Jamie McKelvie
The Wicked + The Divine Vol. 2: Fandemonium - Kieron Gillen,Jamie McKelvie
Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword - Barry Deutsch
Attack on Titan, Volume 1 - Hajime Isayama
Venus in Fur - David Ives

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review 2013-04-02 00:00
The Boys on the Rock - John Fox I'm yet to read a 'coming of age' book that I actually like. Came across this one on a second-hand bookstore and, well, my LGBT inner fan kicked in and I bought it.

I had several issues with the book, starting with the writing style; first time I tried to read it I had just finished with a vintage French romantic novel, so this book's writing felt like a bucket of cold water being dumped on me. When I finally got around picking it up again I still disliked the writing style and considered it too blunt, yet I assume that's the way the author intended it to be, trying to be modern or edgy and relate to the way adolescents see the world. That aside, there was also the fact that the narrator kept telling lies and scratching whole scenes or pieces of the story saying the never actually happened, he just made 'em up for kicks; that really, really annoyed me and felt cheap to me. And then there was all the digressing and useless description of things totally unrelated to the main plot.

You know, there's this one character from Little Britain (BBC comedy show), a girl called Vicky Pollard; basically she goes on and on about mindless stuff and gets so off-track that you have no idea what the hell she's telling you and eventually you just don't give a damn anymore and just want her to shut the hell up. It felt like she wrote this book or something. So, teenagers can be downright annyoing, this book got that down to a T alright. Only good thing about this book, for me, is that it was short.
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review 2012-12-20 00:00
Pet du Cajun [Rock Bottom Boys 1] (Siren Publishing Everlasting Classic ManLove) - Jana Downs 4 Hearts

Review written for MM Good Book Reviews

http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com/

This book is a revised edition of The Cajun’s Pet and although many of you will say well it can’t be that different, well you’d be wrong because there’s quite a bit added in and although it doesn’t seem to have changed all that much the added paranormal aspect adds a different depth to the story and there are other notable changes as well.

Gideon is sharing an apartment with five other men all trying to get by in New Orleans; he tries to get honest work and sometimes will go for days without food rather than turning to selling himself. The first time he sees Evan the ‘Cajun King’ he is intrigued and takes to hovering around the Café where Evan has his breakfast, grabbing his courage he approaches the Cajun and makes him an offer. Evan is surprised and intrigued when a brat approaches him offering to be his pet, there is something about the other man that makes his wolf sit up and whine so he takes a chance, but Evan soon learns that Gideon is damaged and he has to be tough so both of them get what they really want.

I must admit to being surprised when I learned that Jana Downs had re-written The Cajun’s Pet and had added a paranormal slant to it, but to be honest I liked it, it added a bit more spice to the story-line and adds a more intriguing aspect. Gideon is a sweet character but he is lost, when Evan takes him in Gideon immerses himself in everything that he is given and offered but Evan knows that Gideon needs to find himself before he commits to Evan fully. The paranormal aspect is one that I want more of; Evan is a wolf and has a small pack that is spread throughout the country, finding out more about the circumstances of his change and also when he changed Gideon would have been nice but hey it was still a good story. I will admit that there was one part where I thought that both Gideon and Evan were being selfish and that was when the vampire asked for their help after they had a slight misunderstanding.

I will recommend this to those who like 24/7 D/s, paranormal stories, finding yourself and a happy ending for a wolf and his mate.
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