Elise wants to learn how to ice skate. It’s one of the many things like swimming and riding a bike she missed out on as a child. When she goes to the rink one cold morning, she doesn’t expect anyone to be there. This is where she meets Zack. One look at his gorgeous face has her falling all over the ice. Zach is trying to work off his anger over the death of his friend. He’s tired of going to the gym, so instead he decides to go to the rink. He meets a cute woman, and decides to help her learn to skate. He continues going every Sunday to teach Elise, even though he knows he’s no good for her.
The story starts out with a quick cute introduction into how these two meet. His anger and sadness and her awkwardness makes for a great start. The author does a great job describing the cold and ice. I felt like I was there. I give this story four stars due to the sweet story line and the easy going flow. The book as a whole is a bit rushed after Zack tells Elise he loves her. I would have loved an epilogue or something for some closure. However, I really love the romance between Zach and Elise!
Meet Me on The Ice is a highly recommended read for the upcoming holiday!
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Ky has lost his job, got an eerie reading about his true love and finds it’s coming true. But there aren’t one but two guys who might just be the love of his life. Which is the ‘one’ and which is the wrong choice?
I like Ky. He seems like your average guy dealing with average life downfalls. He doesn’t handle it well but who handles being laid off well? It sucks and Ky’s new dilemma isn’t just about paying bills but which of the two men he meets is his true love. I like the idea of the story. It is really funny in some places and romantic in others. There isn’t much meat in the story though, a few places my mind wandered off. Although the story has its slow moments, Ky really makes About You shine.
If you looking for a light read, this is the book for you!
Author: Libby Bishop
Length: Anthology, 265 pages
Genres: MF Romance, paranormal
TBR Reviewer: Jean
Rating: 3 Stars – A Good Read
Heat: 3 - blush worthy
This is a collection of three short stories, each focusing on a different member of the Revenant Investigations team and their individual backgrounds. Arabella Pierce, Lena Tompson and Kate Briar are friends and colleagues who have unusual psychic gifts and make a living as paranormal investigators. All three lead dedicated but loveless lives due to their unnatural talents, but each story begins them on a journey to find happiness and their true destinies.
As thrilling as finding true love and a happily ever after can be, the road to get there is a hard one for these three unique women, battling vengeful ghosts and risking physical danger along the way. Luckily, their respective heart's desires are battling along with them, making their eventual joining all the more satisfying and poignant.
The characters are colorful, smart and brave--no shrinking damsels in distress here. The main difficulty with this book is that with such a plethora of characters and ancestors floating about, it becomes hard to remember who is who, and determine who is "alive" and who is "dead", the ghosts materializing and speaking relevant dialogue throughout. There is also much unnecessary detail about the characters movements, actions and behaviors which which hampers the forward motion of the often overcomplicated plot and reveals a somewhat amateur writing style.
However, the adventure and danger our heroines face is vividly depicted, making the reader really feel the dank earth beneath their feet, the howling winds and sea spray on thier faces. Well done! With a bit more "salt" under the belt, readers can look forward to more fascinating seaside ghost stories from this author.
Title: A Christmas Kiss
Author: Kassandra Lea
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Western
TBR Reviewer: Amy
Rating: 3 Stars - A Good Read!
Heat: 1/5 - Tame
Clara Dickens isn't looking for love for the holidays; however Mother Nature changes all of that. Veterinarian Clara is smitten with rancher Asher Barlow. He is a good guy who loves animals. When Asher rescues a pregnant mare down on her luck, he calls Clara to give her medical care. After helping, Asher asks Clara over for dinner as a thank you. One date leads to another and they start having feelings for each other. Maybe with Christmas and the blizzard arriving, they both will finally be pushed in the right direction.
I like the idea of the story and thought the characters are great. I gave this story three stars because to me it needs something more. I feel that these two are always dancing around one another. I wanted more heat between the two of them, especially since they have such a strong attraction to one another. Overall, A Christmas Kiss is a romantic holiday read.
All the proceeds from this anthology will go to a non-profit, children’s literacy program. That alone is a fantastic reason to buy this book. But you know what really helps? This anthology is a highly recommended read! There are thirteen stories by talented authors in many different genres. Talk about something for everyone. And they all have that winter wonderland feel to them.
Summoning a Dragon by Lori Whyte
Ice Hot by Jayelle Morgan
Music of His Heart by Fionn Jameson
One Night in the Chupacabras Ranch by Ani Gonzales
Orc in Winter by Melisse Aires
Wolf on Holiday by Skye Jones
First Fight by Mima
Glitch by Megan Matthews
Try a Little Tenderness by Christa Maurice
How to Take Revenge on a Disloyal Scot by Amy Quinton
A Change on New Year’s by Lyn Brittan
A Christmas Eve Gift for Elyzabeth by Patty MacFarlane
A Daring Game by Regina Welling and Erin Lynn
Yes, that’s a lot of story and they are all really good to fantastic. My favorite has to be Music of His Heart by Fionn Jameson. It is so sweet and romantic and paranormal goodness. Love is Winter Romance is not only a fantastic read but for a great cause. I highly recommend you buy a copy for a cold winters night!
Rafe is a scarred marine suffering from PSTD. He’s lived a lonely life but the moment he meets Sheena he feels a connection with her. Can she help him overcome his painful past?
This is a really sweet romance. I like both Rafe and Sheena. They have great chemistry together. I feel so bad for Rafe, he’s just looking for a happy ending but he doesn’t think he deserves it. The ending has some good action with the fire but it is all kind of predictable. I mean, the guy who has scars from fire has to save the love of his life when she happens to be in a fire therefore helping him with his fear/PTSD of fire. The plot is too simple. I love the characters though. This author has a lovely way of creating characters you feel for. Overall, if you’re looking for a super sweet romance than Scarred Santa should be perfect for you.
Wulf is a Coletti warlord who meets his outspoken mate stealing. Despite intergalactic terrorists, Wulf has to convince Yakira that they are meant to be together.
I love Yakira. I just want to hug her tight. From almost being eaten to her bionic limbs and her hopeful attitude. Love her! She is really a pleasure to read and I am so excited to hear her story. Wulf is the typical bad boy male. He’s hot, muscular and says all the right things to Yakira. I like their romance and I like the plot but it's similar to other sci fi romance books I've read. It is still a very good read and I think if you like the whole ‘you’re my mate’ bit in the romance genre, you’re going to love this book!
Wulf and the Bounty Hunter is a highly recommended read!
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The war has ended, however the cyborgs who were created to fight, are still battling for acceptance. Former soldiers Toro and Jaeger have been on the move since their service has ended. They are looking for a permanent home. Cynder is co-owner of the Nova Club with her two cyborg siblings. The club isn’t just a business, but her home as well. Life on The Drift isn’t easier. When these three meet the attraction is immediate, however they must get over their past to make it work.
This story is pleasantly different. Jaeger and Toro are looking for a permanent place to settle down. This is how they meet Cynder, co-owner of The Nova Club. Each of them are trying to get away from their past and move on. They all have a common bond by what they are. From the start you can see the insta-connection. The story is full of sci-fi characters with different backgrounds . I also enjoyed how the story is light and easy going and even funny at times. I do suggest reading the first story in the series so the other characters in the book make sense. I love that the story is fresh and different and that's why I'm giving this story four stars.
All In is a good fun, flirty read!
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This isn’t a book of good guys vs bad guys. The bad guys are horrible but the good guys aren’t really that good. And the one-eyed Adelina is stuck in the middle of these two warring factions with her sister. Adelina is powerful and both sides have a need for her darkness but she’s so damn tired of being used. The questions is, where can she possibly go to be safe? Which side will accept her without threatening to kill her?
This book is amazing! This character is lying, this one’s a killer, this one’s already betrayed everybody. There are so many twists! Add in Adelina, who I love and her sister who is also fantastic. There are some Elite who wield fire and another who can control the wind. I love that Adelina isn’t a ‘good’ girl. She’s got some darkness in her and growing secrets. Seriously, all the characters are so freaking fascinating. This book is un-put-down-able. (Yeah, I made that up. No, I’m not sorry.) And that ending is freaking epic! I did not see that coming and it fit with the story so perfect. Gah! So! Excited!
I do have to note: The point of view is odd in this book. It’s first person from Adelina but then third person from the other characters. It’s a bit disorienting. I wish the author would have stuck with one or the other. But I loved the book so much that I couldn’t take off a star for the Point of view issues. Therefore…
Five stars for the unpredictable and adventurous book! The Young Elites is a must read. Seriously, go out and buy it. So. Freaking. Great.
Reine is a broken man, losing his family, friends and status as alpha protector. Mystique knows he’s damaged and that being with him is a bad idea but how long can she resist him?
Reine, poor Reine. He is so beaten and broken. I really wanted to read about him finally finding a happy place. Having the book from his point of view pulled me in quickly and refused to let go. Mystique is troubled as well, dealing with a hurtful past. I love how these two broken souls lean on each other. It really makes their romance believable. As much as I like the characters and romance, there isn’t much else to this book. There isn’t much action or world building. The sex is steaming hot though, so that’s a big plus.
If you’re looking for romance with a hint of paranormal, Reine’s Salvation is highly recommended!