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review 2016-09-13 00:00
Move the Sun
Move the Sun - Susan Fanetti 09/13/2016 Edit: Better the second time around, probably because I've read a few MC romantic suspenses since then and this is infinitely better. Bumped up from 4 to 5 stars. And why isn't this on my favorites shelf?!

Original review:

Let me just take a few moments to gush about this book.

For some reason, I have no idea what I expected. Maybe a rough and tumble erotica about a motorcycle-riding bad boy and some sweet little blonde that has no idea what she's signed up for in a small little town in Bumfuck Nowhere full of busy-bodies that try to shove the two of them together in various ways. That is not what this is.

That is so far from what this is, I'm not even sure how I ended up with that expectation. I'm pretty sure I meant to read an entirely different book and was too engrossed in this one by the time I realized things were not all bright and shiny. This is a dark book and the characters are not Upright Citizens. Horde Motorcycle Club Leader Isaac does not volunteer at the homeless shelter on Sunday afternoons. Little Miss Lilli did not move to Signal Bend to work on her writer's block and pen a bodice ripper.

Of course, I can't tell you why she moved to Signal Bend, because Susan Fanetti does an absolutely phenomenal job at revealing that information. Throughout the first two thirds of the book, there are brief interlude flashbacks that give us a little more information on Lilli. When the story begins, it's almost as if you've been dropped into the second chapter, entirely skipping the first which would have explained why we are where we are. Instead, Fanetti makes you go with the flow and doles out the information slowly. And at just the right time, too! They were perfect moments for a flashback - they kept you tense and curious for a longer period, but not so long that you lost the tension. Just long enough that when you flipped the page to the next chapter and read the first few lines, you were anticipating the answer just as much as the character.

The romance was disturbingly rough at times, but incredibly sweet, too. They beat the shit out of each other and then fucked like crazy. I mean, if that's you're thing... yeah. Anyway, Isaac and Lilli were equally bemused by their deeper feelings, but they didn't fight it. I like that a lot. Lilli was a tough chick and was well suited to be Isaac's old lady. I found both of them to be charming, even if they did have questionable morals.

One thing that was sort of addressed in this book - a man hitting a woman. It happened in the beginning of the story, so it's not a spoiler. Isaac is about to break up a fight when a woman attacks him from behind. So he backhands her. And I think most people would flip out, how dare a female author have her romantic male lead hit a woman, etc. But if you ask me, which you didn't, that bitch deserved it. True equality means women take their punches just like men, especially if they start shit. So kudos to the author for that awesome moment.

In the end, I felt like there were a few too many sex scenes. Not that the amount of sex was too high, but the time spent on each sex scene was unnecessary. Beyond that, I was kinda blown away. I loved Isaac and Lilli. Watching their relationship develop was a joy and the darkness was a part of it in a way that made it feel natural. I didn't like what these people were doing, but I liked them and forgave their actions because of it. I really liked this story and I'm excited to continue the story in the next book.

If you like rough sex, gruff biker boys, tough-as-nails confident women, and a slow reveal... you'll enjoy this story. Definitely recommended!
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review 2015-08-08 17:13
Move the Sun - Susan Fanetti

Writing-3
Storyline/Plot-2.5
Characters-2.5

 

Overall- 2.6

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text 2015-01-03 01:00
"I’m SO Glad I Read This" List of 2014
What She Didn't Know - I. Ronik
Move the Sun - Susan Fanetti
Stone Cold Knockout (House of Pain Book 1) - Lavender Parker,Katy Farrell
Happiness in Jersey - Jacinta Howard
The Hook Up (Game On Book 1) - Kristen Callihan
Broken Open (Hurley Brothers Book 2) - Lauren Dane
Alex - Sawyer Bennett
Hard Time - Cara McKenna
Hitched - Karpov Kinrade
All I Want - J. Daniels

Here are my “best of 2014” reads, in no particular order.  This list could be longer but I’ll stick to my top 10.  

 

All but two of these contemporary romance novels are written by new-to-me authors (at the time) that I’ll be stalking…cough…following in 2015. I highly recommend these books/series or the author in general for their writing chops.

 

A common denominator among these books is the presence of well-drawn, developed characters and an engaging plot. Read more

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review 2014-05-11 00:00
Move the Sun
Move the Sun - Susan Fanetti review to come
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text 2014-05-01 22:15
April Recap
Move the Sun (Signal Bend Series) - Susan Fanetti
Behold the Stars (Signal Bend Series) - Susan Fanetti
Into the Storm - Susan Fanetti
Hard Time - Cara McKenna
As Hot As It Gets - Elle Kennedy
Protecting His Assets - Cari Quinn
Guarding His Heart - Cari Quinn
Mid Life Love: At Last - Whitney Gracia Williams
Take Me On - Cherrie Lynn
It Ain't Me, Babe - Tillie Cole

Whittling away at the TBR...15 books moved over to the READ pile. Only a few thousand and counting to go. Overall, some great reads this month.  

 

Move the Sun by Susan Fanetti - 4.5 stars

It Ain't Me, Babe by Tillie Cole - 4.5 stars

*Who's Your Baby Daddy* by I. Ronik - 4.5 stars

Behold the Stars by Susan Fanetti - 4 stars

Into the Storm by Susan Fanetti - 4 stars

Hard Time by Cara McKenna - 4 stars

*A Little Bit of Hot* by Elle Kennedy - 4 stars

As Hot As It Gets by Elle Kennedy - 4 stars

Take Me On by Cherrie Lynn - 4 stars

*Finding Cinderella* by Colleen Hoover - 4 stars

*Until Fountain Bridge* by Samantha Young* - 4 stars

Protecting His Assets by Cari Quinn - 3.5 stars 

Mid Life Love: At Last by Whitney Garcia Williams - 3 stars

Guarding His Heart by Cari Quinn - 3 stars

*Stud Muffin Wanted* by Lena Matthews - 3 stars

 

 

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