Friday, 16 March 2018

Charmed by the Bartender (Modern Love #1)

Charmed by the Bartender

This is the debut novel by author Piper Rayne, and it was absolutely fabulous for a first book because it was well written and had great characters.  I loved Cole's character because he was sweet and charming, but also possessed alpha male qualities that I loved in a billionaire, however I did not like when he was lying to Whitney because he was always wanting to know her secrets. Whitney's character was that of a modern day girl who is trying to pick herself up after being dealt a bad hand in life and I really enjoyed the fact that she kept on persevering, howsoever her lying to her best friend even for the right reasons were wrong. The chemistry between Cole and Whitney was hot and explosive and I really enjoyed watching them fight their attraction. The secondary characters of Lennon and Tahlia were enjoyable and well conceived. I enjoyed the authors writing, but I did wish that the book was dual point of view because I felt that I did not get to know Cole well enough because I did not get to read his perspective of the story. Even though the author managed to inject humor in the book seamlessly I felt that the drama at the end of the book that I was expecting was missing especially when all the secrets come to light. Overall this is a funny, sweet  and well written romance and I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series. 

Rating: 4/5


Whitney has been having a hard time recently as she lost her dream job, as forced to move back with her grandparents and was stood up by a guy on Tinder. So when the gorgeous and sexy guy behind the bar starts giving her the sultry look, she is unable to resist him.  

By the time Whitney figures out who the bartender really is, she has already begun falling for him. 

Thursday, 15 March 2018

The Substitute Bride (The Great Wedding Giveaway #7)

The Substitute Bride

This is  a sweet and short romance based in the charming town of Marietta. It is the third book that I have read in the series, but my first by Kathleen O' Brien and I enjoyed her dual point of view writing style, but I did wish that she separated the different POV's better because she was just switching between characters in the same page without proper separation and this made it very confusing. I liked Drew's character because he was sweet and romantic, but I do not think he was realistic as he fell back in love with her again instantly. Marly's character was strong and independent and I loved how she stood up for herself and her beliefs even when life kept on pushing her down. The chemistry between Drake and Marly was nice, but nothing spectacular. I did feel that the author was rushing the book from the middle and she did not explore the characters more which resulted in a lack of character depth. Overall this is a sweet and short read with a lack of character depth and a rushed story line. 

Rating: 3/5


Marly Akers returns to Marietta jilted by her fiance and pregnant and the blow to her ego comes when she begins to work for the family newspaper  and shares a tiny apartment with her disapproving mum. 

She thinks that things definitely cannot get any worse, but then her teenage crush Drake Everett who broke her heart decides to make a re-acquaintance. Drake these days seems to be a different as he is now funny, sweet, decent and supportive and Marly realizes that she could fall for him again.  

Monday, 12 March 2018

Game Player (Game #1)

Game Player

This was my first time reading a book by B.J Harvey and I felt that the story had a lot of potential, but it was ruined by one of the most annoying female characters I have ever seen. I really enjoyed Matt's character because he was an alpha male who was not afraid to go after he wants, but at the same tine he could be sweet and romantic. Mia's character was the most selfish and hypocritical character I have ever read because she was so judgmental when it came to Matt as she was always judging him on his past even through his current actions were proof enough that he was no longer a player. She was also being a hypocrite by labeling him a player when she was a female version of him who could never stay in a relationship. I especially hated the fact that she was making the decisions for both of them based on the past. The chemistry between Matt and Mia was explosive and well written and I really enjoyed the authors dual point of view style of writing. Overall this was a book with a great potential, but it was spoiled with an annoying female character. 

Rating: 3/5


Matt Taylor has always been known as the king of the cut and run, where he wines and dines his date, then sleeps with them but is out the door before they can even think of a second date.

Mia Roberts is the queen of the chase, she meets and dates guys after which she leaves them. She is a social butterfly who is happily single and wants to stay that way. 

The players now both meet and the challenge is set, but they will soon find out that playing the game can have the best rewards possible. 

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

SEAL's Bride (Small Town SEAL's #1)

SEAL's Bride

This was my first time reading a book by Vivian Wood and I really enjoyed her dual point of view writing style, however she did not fulfill my expectation of the lovable alpha male hero which I have come to expect from SEAL books.  I found Sawyer highly annoying because he was being a man whore and treating Remy like a booty call and he did nit show much qualities of a Navy SEAL. Remy's character was irritating because I could not accept her decision to hide her son from Sawyer and the fact that she just assumed the worst of him and even when he is treating her like crap she is still falling back into his arms. I also felt that the author did not give much importance the issues in Sawyers life such has his troubled relationship with his father or the PTSD that he was suffering from. The chemistry between Remy and Sawyer was good, but annoyed me at the times when Sawyer was being a man whore. I found that the book also left many gaps like Sawyer confronting his father and the many days at the end when Sawyer disappeared. The part where Sawyer finds out about his son was very anti-climatic and I expected more emotion from that scene or it to happen earlier in the book and they take a while to sort through the drama which was definitely lacking in the book.  Overall this is an okay book with good writing and annoying characters, but I  had expected much more from a book based on SEAL's.

Rating: 3/5


Sawyer Roman is an ex-SEAL who has always left a trail a broken hearts behind him, so when he gets back to his hometown he has no intention of changing his ways, that is until he meets Remy River again. 

Remy River is the hot blonde who shares history with Sawyer, but when Sawyer sees her again she slams the door shut on his face because apparently she has not forgiven him for his past sins.

Four years ago Remy made a mistake and slept with irresistible Sawyer and while he was off killing the bad guys she had his baby and he does not know because of she ever told him his family threatened to ruin her. But now Sawyer is back looking even more gorgeous and he still wants Remy. 

If only she could ignore their chemistry and irresistible kisses, but Remy melts when he just looks at her. The secret of his son is growing heavier and heavier day by day and the guilt keeps on growing.

Remy has to tell Sawyer that Shiloh is his son, but can they start afresh or will it be the end of their love story? 

Friday, 2 March 2018

One White Lie (Barrington Billionaires #1)

One White Lie

I was really looking forward to reading this book as I am a huge fan of Ruth Cardello and since the characters from her series crossover into this book  I though it would be similar and enjoy the book, however this book sorely disappointed me as it had awful characters and poor writing style. Brice's character was a selfish, entitled, arrogant ass who used his past as an excuse for everything including being a coward and I absolutely could not stand him even though he was an alpha male because his behavior was just cruel and pathetic. Lena's character was just as bad because she had no back bone and she never called Brice out on his bad behavior. She also just let him waltz back into her life like nothing happend and let him treat her like crap. The chemistry between Lena and Brice was average and I did not feel an emotional connection with them. Jeanette writing is average and I could not stand the internal dialogues that the characters were having and I also felt that she skipped through the important parts of the book. Overall this was was poorly written book with awful characters and I will not reading any more books in this series. 

Rating: 2/5


Brice Henderson had traded everything in his life to become successful in his business and his company is currently on the verge of their biggest success which would endure him the top spot in the business arena. The last thing he needs now is a distraction from the past. 

Lena Razzi spent the last couple of years trying to get over Brice, but when she is offered an opportunity of a lifetime, would she take the risk even it means her ending up with a broken heart again?

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Wicked Favor (The Wicked Horse Vegas #1)

Wicked Favor

This was my first time reading a book by Sawyer Bennet and I found it extremely hot and passionate. I loved Jerico's character because he was an alpha male who ran a successful business and he was extremely gorgeous, however I did not agree with the way he wanted to take revenge from Jayce but at the same time I understood the reasoning behind it. Trista's character was good and I enjoyed how she explored her sexuality with Jerico and the extent she was willing to go just for her niece. The chemistry between Jerico and Trista was explosive and will definitely leave the reader hot and bothered as Sawyer Bennet manged to incorporate sex with a good story and not just give us a book full of sex. Sawyers writing was good and I enjoyed the secondary character of Knynan and I am looking forward to read his story. Overall this was a hot book with a good story line and I am definitely going to read the rest of the series.

Rating: 3/5


Jerico Jameson is the owner of an elite sex club in Vegas called The Wicked Horse and he rarely spends the night alone or with the same woman twice. He is a gorgeous alpha male who does not grant favors to anybody, but when the sister of his sworn enemy shows up asking for a favor he sees a beautiful opportunity to help this gorgeous woman and extract revenge from her brother at the same time.

Trista Barnes is beaten and bruised and Jerico is her last option to get out of the trouble she currently in in. She knows that Jerico hates her brother, but she does not care as long as he can help her out. Jerico agrees to help Trista while opening her up to the sinful world she never knew existed.

Trist begins to succumb into Jerico's erotic charm and falls into the owrld of guilt free pleasure with no regrets. What will happen when Trista finds out that she was a pawn in Jerico's game and the price for his favor was more than she imagined - her heart? 

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Lucky Charm (Lucky #1)

Lucky Charm

I am a huge fan of Carly Phillips, so whenever I find her books free on Amazon it becomes a must read for me, however this book kind if disappointed me because it did not have the makings of a Carly Phillips novel. Generally Carly's male lead characters, which are my favorite part of her books, are possessive alpha males who love protecting and fighting for the women they love, but Derek's character was meek. He had just accepted the hand fate had dealt him as well as he was to afraid to fight for the women he loved and this completed annoyed me because this book deprived me of the dreamy book boyfriend that I find synonymous with Carly's books. Gabrielle's character was a strong independent women who was not afraid to stand up to her enemies or to fight for the man she loved and I really enjoyed her brave spirit. The chemistry between Derek and Gabrielle was good, but not the steamy explosive chemistry that is always a part of Carly's book. Do not get me wrong and think this is a bad book because Carly Phillips writing was once again flawless and phenomenal, but it was just not what I have come to expect from her book. I also felt that there could have been more drama and the whole family curse was a bit far fetched, but overall this is a good book by a great author that is just a bit different than your normal Carly Phillips book.

Rating: 3/5


Long ago, a witch had cursed bestowed a curse that stated every Corwin male that married for love would be destined to lose his love and his fortune.

Derek assumed that he could beat the curse by breaking up with the only woman he loved - Gabrielle and by marrying someone else. Now divorced and broke, he only has his daughter Holly and respect for the ancient curse. However, Gabrielle decides to return and she is determined to break the curse and rekindle their love. Will her unbreakable love and stubborn streak be the lucky charm Derek needs to break the curse.