Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Review ~ Eulogy (Eagle Elite, #9) by Rachel Van Dyken

Eulogy (Eagle Elite, #9)
eARC received via a tour company in exchange for an honest review

Release Date: February 20th 2018

Publisher: Self-published

All is lost.
I don't recognize myself in the mirror anymore.
My thoughts are filled with hatred and dripping with rage.
I've lost my soul.
She took it to the depths of Hell with her and haunts me with images of what could have been.
Sixty lives are mine to take.
Sixty lives stand in the way of my vengeance.
Sixty lives plus one more.
When the last drop of blood falls — mine will be spilled.
Only one person stands in the way.
She doesn't realize I'll kill her too.
I don't own a heart.
And even if I did — I wouldn't fall prey to its lies again.
I am Chase Abandonato.
Heir to a legacy of betrayal.
And I will kill them all.
Even if it means pointing the gun at myself.
A life for a life.
A soul for a soul.
Now I lay me down to sleep… I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
Blood in. No out.

My Opinion

I've been dying to read this book for months. The second I finished Enrage I wanted this book. 

If you've followed my blog for any length of time you know this is one of my all-time favourite series and it just keeps on giving.

Eulogy was everything I wanted it to be and come to expect. From the first page it hooked me until I couldn't put it down. It was great to be back in the mafia world, hearing the thoughts of so many past characters. Eulogy was carefully organised by who told what part and I enjoyed the numerous POVs.

I won't go into specifics about plot. The Eagle Elite series are books you need to experience, and in my opinion if you don't you're missing out. If you've read them them you'll know what to expect and Eulogy won't disappoint. If you haven't, you need to start!

Overall another excellent addition to the series. I hope this isn't the end!


Sunday, 18 February 2018

Review ~ The Healing Touch by Apryl Baker

The Healing Touch (Manwhore, #3)The Healing Touch by Apryl Baker
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I've enjoyed this series, but I don't think book 2 or 3 lived up to Touch Me Not. Don't get me wrong, I liked The Healing Touch and I got through it in a day. It kept me entertained and I liked some of the flirty banter. However, in comparison to book 1, it wasn't the same for me. Overall though it was a good series and I'm interested in the spin-off series coming soon.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Review ~ Cheater's Regret by Rachel Van Dyken

Cheater's Regret (Curious Liaisons, #2)Cheater's Regret by Rachel Van Dyken
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was another great read by Rachel Van Dyken. It was exactly what I needed as i recovered from an annoying January cold. Cheater's Regret made me chuckle, kept me engaged, and i couldn't put it down. I loved the connection between the characters and the banter that flowed back and forth. It was broken up with a few more angsty or emotional moments, but for the most part it was a light-hearted read.

I can't wait for the next RVD release!

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Monday, 22 January 2018

Review ~ When We Touch by Tia Louise

When We TouchWhen We Touch by Tia Louise
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A quick easy read. I raced through When We Touch in a matter of hours. It held my attention well and kept me entertained. I still prefer her Prince and the Player series, but this was a good second chance romance.

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Saturday, 20 January 2018

Review ~ Thrive (Guardian Protection, #2) by Aly Martinez

Thrive (Guardian Protection, #2)
eARC received via Inkslinger PR in exchange for an honest review

Release Date: January 18th 2018

Publisher: Self-published

Technically, you aren’t supposed to fall in love with your best friend’s girl. 

But if we’re talking technicalities, he wasn’t supposed to be cheating on her every other weekend, either.

The day I met Mira York, I knew she was off-limits. But after months of stealing side-glances while he ruined the most beautiful woman I’d ever seen, I realized there wasn’t a rule in the world I wouldn’t break to make her mine.

She chose him anyway.

I wasn’t sure how I’d ever move on, but bitterness turned into fuel for my fire.

Without Mira, I thrived.

Until seventeen years later, when she showed back up, begging for protection from the very same man she’d left me for all those years earlier.

Now, it was my turn to choose. 

And she wasn’t going to like my answer.

THRIVE takes place seventeen years AFTER a love triangle.

My Opinion

I never quite know what I'm going to get with this author. I have loved her previous work, but I've also been disappointed by some titles. It's a bit hit or miss and I seem to only have extremes when I read Martinez's work: love or hate. Thrive finally seemed to break that pattern.

While I didn't hate this book, I didn't love it either, not like I loved Transfer or The Darkest Sunrise. Thrive held my attention, but I felt it was only an okay read. It didn't really draw much of an emotional response for me. I also didn't like the main characters very much. Don't ask me why, I don't know. There was just something stopping me from connecting to Mira and Jeremy.

As for the plot, I liked the idea but I got a bit lost towards the end. Maybe I noticed it more because I've read four outstanding books by this author so I know how good she can be, but the story and writing felt a bit disjointed in Thrive.

Overall, I've read better books by Martinez. It wasn't a bad read but when compared to the tear-jerkers I've read by her in the last few years then it's hard to forget. I'd recommend it if you like this author but if your new to this author then I'd recommend the series aforementioned more.


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