Thursday, 27 April 2017

Barefoot with a Bodyguard (Barefoot Bay Undercover #1)

Barefoot with a Bodyguard

Barefoot with a Bodyguard is a romantic story filled with suspense and set on the magical beaches of Barefoot Bay.  This was my second time reading a book by Roxanne St. Claire and I really enjoy her addition of mystery and danger into the books, however I did not enjoy that the story was written with more than two point of views as it sometimes made it very confusing and difficult to read. I enjoyed Alec's character because he did not just give into his dark past, he actually fought to become a better person. Kate's character was kind of annoying especially her whole whining about not wanting be controlled by a man and at the first chance she got she went back into her old patterns. The chemistry between Kate and Alec was steaming hot and I enjoyed watching Alec trying to fight his attraction towards Kate. I loved all the drama going on in the book especially towards the end as it made the book more interesting because towards the middle it had gotten slow and boring which resulted in me taking longer to finish the book. Overall this is a good book and I would definitely be interested in reading the rest of the book.

Rating: 3.5/5


Kate Kingston, has just ended her five year marriage, and now craves independence and a long vacation, but she is now facing threats against her which have been showing up in her dads office. She then goes to Barefoot Bay to get some sunshine and learn for her upcoming bar exam, that is until she meets the handsome muscle man her father has hired to protect her, Kate starts feeling that her independence is being taken away from her again by men who wield power in her life.

Alec Petrov is a mixed martial arts trainer who has been on the run from the  deadly Russian mafia since he was a teenager. Protecting a young attorney in a tropical paradise is not a bad way to get of the grid of the Russian mafia. Kate ends out bring a tender and caring side of Alec that was never seen before. Alec begins to find it difficult to keep his hands off Kate while staying in close quarters, but that is only half the challenge as he has to fight to keep them both safe as well.


Monday, 17 April 2017

Destined for Love (The Bradens at Weston, CO #2)

Destined for Love

I am a huge fan of Melissa Foster and I always love her books and her characters and I am glad that this book did not disappoint. This is the second book in the series and is based around forbidden love and family loyalty. I loved Rex's character because of his alpha male behavior as well as his loyalty towards his family. Jade's character was well written and I enjoyed her independence and willingness to make it on her own. It was great seeing Treat and Max from the first book and seeing how their love story progress. The chemistry between Jade and Rex was scorching hot and it added a great element to the book. I also enjoyed the mystical story of the two dancers and Rex's mother having a hand into getting Rex and Jade together. I did feel at times that the book was going to slow at times and it did take me time to finish the book. Overall it was a great read and I am loving the series.

Rating: 3.5/5


Rex Braden is a hard working rancher who works at his family ranch and is extremely loyal to his family. He is liked to kick back after a long day at work, with partners who do not require anything other than a physical relationship. This was before Jade Johnson, the daughter of the man his father his been feuding with over the last forty years, moves back into town.

Jade returns home to find her footing after leaving behind her veterinary practice and crazy relationship. One day while out riding, Jade's horse gets hurt and Rex comes to her rescue. The last thing she needs is for the handsome and stubborn man to complicate her life.

As time goes by Jade and Rex are unable to resist their attraction to one another and decide to give their relationship a chance despite their family loyalty. Will their love be able to conquer all including a forty year old family feud?

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

You Don't Know Me

You Don't Know Me

This is a family story based on two famous brothers who find out after their fathers death that they have a half sister who has inherited millions of dollars from their father. I really think hat this book had a lot of potential in terms of plot line, but due to poor execution it had failed to hit the mark. This was my first time reading a book by Faleena Hopkins and personally I did nit enjoy her writing because firstly I spotted spelling errors which is a big no no in my book and secondly I disliked that there were so many different point of view in the book because at times it made it confusing and difficult to read.  I had initially liked Rue's character because she had a strong back bone and was living as an independent girl supporting herself, but as as the book went on I found myself  beginning to hate her because she became immature especially when she was throwing tantrums and she let the fact that she is now rich change her personality.  Jack's character was also very immature because he was willing to go to any extent to try and hurt his innocent half sister. I enjoyed Sean's character because he was sweet and caring as well as the protective brother who did not like to flaunt his wealth or waste money. Alec's character to me seemed very confused half the time because he was always trying to fight his attraction to Rue and I hated that he did not stand up for her against Jack. I would have like to see more substance in Alec's character because I felt like we hardly knew him. The chemistry between Alec and Rue was poor because their relationship was not given as much importance in the book as it should have. The book was more about the brothers which I felt could have been made into a series where each of the brothers got their own book with their own stories.

Rating: 2.5/5


Rue Calliwell, is an orphan and an aspiring dancer, who inherits $50 million dollars from her father she never knew existed. With the money comes two half brothers that she never knew she had, one of which hates her and the other who wants to protect her. 

Jack is furious when he finds out about his half sister and he decides to make her feel pain by getting his best friend and rock star, Alec Gabriel, to break her heart. When Alec meets Rue he is instantly attracted to her and begins to start falling in love with her. Will Alec be able to stand up for Rue  and changer her mind about wanting to be alone?