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review 2017-02-26 16:46
Stranded With The Alien Assassin (Celestial Mates, #3) by Marla Therron Review
Alien Romance: Stranded With The Alien Assassin: Scifi Alien Abduction Romance (Alien Romance, Alien Invasion Romance, BBW) (Celestial Mates Book 3) - Marla Therron

In a shocking turn of events, Jayne Mannet ends up stranded with an alien assassin, causing a conflict between her heart and her head. 


In Imdali, it has always been about what the eye doesn’t see.

To a fast-talking girl from New York, it was never a place Jayne Mannet should have been. Being kidnapped and sold to the highest bidder, Jayne must find a way to escape and make her way back home, all the while trying not to lose her humanity in the process.

But that becomes difficult when one of them responsible for her kidnapping, a mysterious, secretive alien named D’Anil Troga, becomes closer and closer to her in ways that Jayne could have never expected, causing a conflict between her heart and her head.

 

 

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This has a cold assassin as the hero. He is not a good guy. He is saturated in apathy.

The heroine is abducted and sold as a slave. I like her a great deal.

 

The world is pretty well drawn but I never settled into this book.

 

I never really bought the shift in the hero. There was a lot of action but I needed more romance for this book to work for me.

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review 2017-02-24 08:55
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Second Draft - C.M. Seabrook,Carter Blake,Tanya Baikie

Carter and Layla met with a wham!  Then they run in to one another again.  Now if only he can convince her to give him her number....

 

Layla just wants a real future with a real family.  She has been hurt in the past.  Can she find all she has been looking for in a man who hasn't been around?  

 

This book was just so unexpected.  I loved how the characters just could not resist each other.  It was nice also to see them become friends.  I could not put this down.  I give this story a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

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review 2017-02-23 00:48
Review: Complimentary Colors
Complementary Colors - Adrienne Wilder

What to say about this book! Complimentary Colors is utterly heartbreaking and amazingly breathtaking. I'm wrung out from reading it, but found the destination so worth the journey.

Is Complimentary Colors a romance? I'm not sure. There are romantic elements and the ending is happy (thank FSM), so maybe it is. But even more, Complimentary Colors is a technicolor tour of the demons haunting Paris Duvoe and his journey of clawing his way out of hell. The story is told entirely from his POV and I almost feel like I have lived a little in his hell. And my heart broke into so many pieces I wasn't sure it would recover.

Paris is an artist. On the surface he comes off as a bit eccentric if you don't know him. Paris, though -- he's a mess. Mental illness, trauma, evil sister, and a life that was never his own. Under the control of his sociopath older sister, Paris struggles with life and, often, he wished for it to end just so he could finally be free. But he paints. It's the only way to keep the monster at bay. He's not allowed to speak of his hell, so he paints it. Everyone always tells him his paintings are beautiful, but they're not. Not really. They tell a violent and tragic story in the negative space. No one sees. No one but Roy Callahan.

Roy doesn't travel in the same circles as Paris, at all. He's a man of very modest means and a painful past that he is trying his best to overcome. Even with his past, though, Roy still sees beauty in the world and in Paris. He also sees what Paris really paints and the pain spilled out on each canvas. Roy wants to know Paris. Wants to help him. Wants to love him. If only Paris will let him.

“Paris. Please let me love you. Even if it’s just for a little while. Even if it’s just this moment.”



Trying to hold Paris, though, is like trying to grab a hold of air. Paris didn't see his value and didn't think he deserved anything happy. And never took precautions for his own safety. He always thought it was all his fault. That the evil came from him. The truth is far more tragic, though, and twisted. I don't even want to begin to describe it.

Complimentary Colors was heavy. So heavy. And though Paris will always live with mental illness, he does get his peace. And he gets love. I'm calling that a win, for sure.

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review 2017-02-21 02:53
Should have stopped with book 1
Tru Flame - Edie Danford

Holy shit storm, Batman...

You might recall in my very ranty review of Tru Burn that Sandra absolutely killed my enjoyment of the story. Well, at the end of that book, she made an innocent sounding, but foreboding, comment that just had me going "please, no...anything but that".

And after reading the blurb for this book, I readjusted my hopes and instead, hoped that Sandra would at least go about her plan in the right way. Talk to Tru and Jones about what she wanted and at least give them time to think about their options. But, no, she did this very important, life changing thing in the worst possible way, and even used emotional blackmail to make sure that Tru complied with her wishes. All of that happened in the first chapter.

And even being warned about it by my friends that read Tru Flame before me, it still pissed me off enough that I wrote several ragey paragraphs dedicated to Sandra. Some of that rage is below (and above). I've edited it down a bit (you're welcome), but seriously, folks, I'm not happy with where this story went.

Sandra knew months ago that she didn't want to be a parent and that the baby would be going up for adoption. She could have talked to Tru and Jones about it, then, but no, she took the cowards way out, just like she always has. And they let her do it. Now, I get why they didn't fight her on it when all this happened, but it's inexcusable to me that they would even have to. But, also, I don't agree with just letting her walk all over them, especially for something this monumental.

Sandra's fucking with their lives doesn't even stop with the "guess what, guys, you're going to be parents because I can't be bothered" BS, either. Oh, no. Tru and Jones aren't even married yet. They're planning their wedding and have set the time frame for summer. But with the news of them adopting the kid, or else, they're having to change those plans, too. Talk about Drama Llama!

So this is the tone of the entire book. Have plans, guys? Too bad! You've got to deal with someone else's bad planning and cowardly actions, instead. Want to sleep or get sexy? Too bad, you've got a newborn, now, and he isn't on your schedule! Thankfully, they do manage some sexy-times, but let me tell ya, reading about trying to schedule sex and sleep around an infant's schedule is not why I read romance.

Sandra didn't want children. That's fair, and I get it. I never wanted children, either (and I don't have any). But it never once occurred to her to even ask Tru and Jones if they did? She just decided to drop parenthood on them, like it was some sort of gift basket. Who does this? I'm sure that parenthood can be very rewarding. It's also a major responsibility. You don't just hand someone a baby and say "you're the parent now -- surprise!!".

That isn't cool. At. All.

It's a given that Tru and Jones wouldn't want the baby to go to an anonymous family - I would totally expect that if Sandra had talked to them to begin with, they would have decided to adopt the baby and they would have planned for it. But here's the thing -- Tru never wanted to be a father and now he has little choice in the matter and no time to even get used to the idea. Does he seem to change his mind by the end of the story? Yeah, but again, he didn't really have much choice. Personally, I think he just resigned himself to fatherhood and decided to make the best of it.

I love this author, I do. But I absolutely hate where she took she took this story. It's full of family drama and it didn't have to be. And, all the way through Tru Burn and for a fair portion of Tru Flame, I just wanted it to end. I only finished it because I love Tru and Jones as a couple and I wanted to give the story a chance to redeem itself. But let me tell you, it wasn't easy and I kinda wish I would have stopped at book 1. And while I didn't hate the entirety of this book, I didn't really like it, either. It was just too much drama that could have been avoided by having a single conversation.

So, to Sandra Larkin, I have this to say -- FUCK YOU, YOU BAG OF DICKS!

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text 2017-02-20 07:05
Blog Tour - Claimed

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Claimed by Sarah O’Rourke – Blog Tour

 

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Instalove! Fire Chief Aiden James often fell in lust, but not in love. That was — until the beautiful new librarian Carolina Mayfair showed up in his small town. The sparks flew and set them both aflame for one magical night, and the resulting inferno changed both of their lives forever.

 

Caro Mayfair was passionate, committed, and not looking for love at all. She just wanted to use her newly-minted college degree at the small library in the mountain town of Paradise. Little did she know that she was about to meet the man that would set her world on fire!

 

Erotica, romantica, and all sorts of other stuff!

28K-word standalone novella; can be read as standalone or part of the Passion in Paradise series.

 

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Aiden had known the second he laid his eyes on that spectacular hourglass figure of hers that he wanted her. Of course he had. A man would have to be dead not to want to spend time between those gorgeous thighs, worshiping at those fantastic breasts while he fucked into what he’d bet was the tightest pussy in creation. Yes, his cock had screamed ‘MINE!’ the moment his gaze settled on her fine little body. But the second she’d turned and he’d seen her exquisite face for the first time… yeah, he’d been done. He’d known that woman would hold him – heart, mind, body, and soul. There’d been no question at all. He was claiming sweet Carolina for his own.

 

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Sarah O’Rourke is actually TWO besties who live three states apart and write at all hours of the day and night! They’ve crazily nicknamed themselves Crazy One and Crazy Two. Born and raised in the southern United States, they are overly attached to their one-click accounts, can’t make it through the day without copious doses of caffeine, and spend way too much time on the phone with each other.

 

Between them, they have four children and twenty years of marriage…one to a retired super soldier and the other to egomaniac engineer. They hate empty chocolate wrappers and writer’s block, love to talk to readers…and oh, by the way, they write about strong, kick-ass women and hot alpha heroes!

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