Not reviews, per se, but a review of my vacation books, a roller coaster ride of reading fun. I won’t go into detail, just my basic reactions.
I think you may be surprised by what I devoured in one short week. Ready? This’ll go fast. You sure you’re set? K, hang on tight, here we go!
By Bonnie Dee
The Warrior’s Gift Meh.
Moon Over Bourbon Street Fun. Gabriel Knight in book form. Recommend.
Home Bound Crazy-hot. And kinda wrong. But hot. Recommend.
Blackberry Pie Holy crap, was this hot. Too short. Wanted a whole damn book. So hot I got a sunburn. And so beautifully written it brought tears to my eyes. BUY THIS.
By Charlene Teglia
The Gripping Beast Good writing. Fun way to kill a few hours. Plus…VIKINGS. Minus points for weird title that made me think it had hentai in it.
By Lauren Dane
Giving Chase Fresh baked bread, wholesome. Great heroine. Minus points for making me fall in love with one brother, and then turning him into a dick. Kinda suffered from dual hero syndrome. But worth reading.
Taking Chase Great! But it wasn’t a keeper because Shane was such an ass in book 1 that I couldn’t forgive him too readily. If you read these back to back as I did you may have the same problem. Cassie’s issues were written beautifully. Warm chocolate chip cookies feeling from reading it and a happy sigh at the end. Even if I was still kinda mad at Shane.
Chased Not as powerful as book 2. Worth reading, though.
By Pepper Espinoza
Mad World Crap on a cracker, this is the shit. But dark, terrible, ugly, and dysfunctional. Hero is a corrupt cop just this side of insane vigilante and the heroine is a sociopathic hooker. KEEPER! Not for the faint of heart.
Rayne of Love Meh. Good idea, shaky execution. Writing was engaging, needed tighter editing.
New Frontier Hello, genuine frontier story. Outlaw, pioneer woman, Old West, hot sex? What could be better? I liked.
By Dee Tenorio
Betting Hearts Rocked me. SEP, look out. Fuckin’ loved this. Buy this one!
Tired, dated. Everybody smoked. The only interesting character, well, I won’t spoil you. But meh. Yawn.
Better than the first one. Didn’t make me sing out in awed delight like Patricia Briggs, but readable.
The Scent of Shadows
A very pretty, artfully written historical romance. Clever. It was a sugar cookie, a Quinn, not a Kinsale. PS — haha! I have it and you don’t.
You Belong to Me
Good writing. Great hero. Romantic suspense, and I’m not prone to love those. But I enjoyed it.
Love the characters, love his writing and sense of humor. Hated the plot/story. I won’t give up on Odd Thomas, but the first book was the best to date.
Got questions? You can ask in comments or email me. Feel free to disagree. As always, this is only my opinion, which doesn’t matter for shit.