Sunday, 16 November 2014

Mr Beautiful - R K Lilley

Oh I waited so long for this book to come out and it did not disappoint,

There were snip bits of everyone's lives: Frankie & Estella, Lana & Akira, Stephan & Javier

It filled on so many blanks. Like where Frankie met Estella, how Stephan and javier became closer, all the little tidbits that were missed because you were so engrossed by James & Bianc. But it also gave us more insight into James' Point of view and how he felt and explained his actions.

Amazing book by an amazing author.

The Will by Kristen Ashley

I'm a huge fan of everything Kristen Ashley writes.

This book I have to say didn't appeal to me as much as the others. the main character, Josephine, was a bit stuffy and pretentious. She wasn't a easy to relate to.

I could understand why she behaved the way she did but then she had lovers and all of the men she met were ga-ga over her which again didn't make sense since she was just a bit too stuck up. She also spoke in a style which didn't really appeal to me. She was a photographer's assistant but she spoke like she was the Queen. Not my thing.

All this considered, the book was actually a lovely story. Jake, like all Ashley's heroes was an Alpha male doing the best he could even if it wasn't all very respectable.

If you like JB Salsbury's Fighting series, you'll love this because Jake is a fighter and it's hot! ;)

The adoring males were a little too much but then that is a common theme in many of Kristen Ashley's books.

All in all, a great story, just didn't warm up to the heroine so much.

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Unwound - Lorelei James - the Mastered Series

Your SEO optimized title page contents So after being left at a cliffhanger a la 50 shades, I had to pick up Unwound to find out what happened.

It took me a long time to read this because it just didn't hold my interest. I wasn't motivated to keep reading. 

I love Lorelei James' cowboy books. There is a strong storyline and amazing intense characters. This book had no real storyline. No real transformation of characters. Yes. Amery becomes a bit more open minded and stands up for herself but seriously she needed to do that a long time ago.  Ronin also became a little Less hard-headed. 

This really lacked a storyline. Lots of surprises and rope bondage, which wasn't really my thing, 

I would have liked to have read more about Shiori and the family but that may come in future books. It felt unfinished and like the author suddenly realised in the last few chapters that she had spent so much time on the bondage scenes that she needed to suddenly tie up all the other loose ends. 

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Driven, Fueled and Crash - K Bromberg

I started reading this series after seeing that te author had received a lot of bad press. Not sure what the controversy was but it had me curious.  

I have to say, I didn't really enjoy Driven so much. Colton came across as an asshole and Rylee was somewhat annoying in her lack of self confidence. 

This book also felt like a mix of Fifty Shades and Bared to You in Driven and then a strong feel of This Man in Crash, especially the ending and epilogue. I also was reminded a lot of Bad Things with Rylee's accident and Connected by the loss of a loved one. It felt like a real mix of lots of other books. 

Fueled was somewhat better but Driven stole the show. The depth of emotion and the surprises made me not want to put the book down. 

There are some deep issues in this story and I loved the themes that ran through all 3 books. 

The imagery of the super heroes is quite vivid and captivating, especially in the last book. I found I kept looking for the subtle signs: checkered flags and superheroes. 

The ending was just what this series needed - warmth and happiness. 

Monday, 17 March 2014

Interview with a Master - Jason Luke

I was intrigued when I saw this new BDSM novel, written by a man! Who knows what insight it would bring? 

So I picked it up and started reading. 

There was not much emotion and being written from a man/Master's point of view completely, made for an interesting read. 

I got about halfway through before I realised that there is no way that this could be a stand alone and I didn't remember seeing anything about there being a continuation, at which point I somewhat lost interest. There are some intriguing mysteries which I knew wouldn't be answered and if they were they wouldn't be done to my satisfaction. But I persevered and was pleasantly surprised. There are some interesting statements made about men and women and the BDSM world:

"Anticipation is more potent than a whip"

"Husbands across the country have to up their game"

Also some similarities to Fifty Shades... Leticia drives an old banger... She is young and inexperienced... She is curious...

Jonah... Well he doesn't believe he is capable of love, he is rich and has some discontent towards his father, he was taken in by an older woman who taught him about dominance and submission.. Sound familiar? A little Grey influence there. 

There definitely is an option for a second part and after googling a bit, I found that there will in fact be a "Part 2". 

All in all an interesting read. 

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Lovely Trigger - RK Lilley - Tristan and Danika Part 3

Its live!!! I am so addicted, I woke up at 4am UK time to check and when it was live, downloaded to read the first 4 chapters!! Still reading now!!  

The final part to the Tristan and Danika trilogy. I waited for this so long and it wasn't a disappointment at all. 

The ups and downs of triatan and Danika's relationship were like a scary roller coaster. They showed that true love never dies and can overcome everything - even your dreams being shattered. 

Their chemistry was tangible. Sparks flew when they were in the same room, even though they tried to keep apart. 

Tristan showed so much patience and determination. It was incredible. He found a way back into Danika's life and they overcame so many horrible things from their past. 

I hated Danika's sister's attempts on Tristan and couldn't understand how she could be so cruel to Danika who had tried to help her so much.  Her bitchiness was unreal. Why torture Danika like that? She had a vicious streak. 

The ending made my heart swell.  I'm all for option A but I don't know why more people don't go for option B as well. Yes very cryptic but I didn't want to ruin it for anyone reading this who hasn't read the book yet. :)