Friday, 27 January 2017

Review ~ Casanova by Emma Hart

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I loved him more than life. He broke me and he didn't even know it. I ran from him. He didn't chase me. He never needed to, because he knew I'd come back. He was right. Death brought me home to him. Brett Walker. Drop dead gorgeous and filthy-mouthed with a smile that turns saints to sinners. A casanova to his core. My ex-best friend. And the bad boy whose reputation precedes him—the same reputation I'm tasked with turning to gold... Or so they think. 


My Opinion

This is the third book I've read by this author and it's my favourite so far. The best friend turned enemy is what caught my eyes about this read and it definitely didn't fail to deliver on entertainment drawn from this trope.

Emma Hart's sense of humour really shone through in this read. I loved Lani's attitude combined with Brett's casual--almost natural--flirting. The banter the two of them had flowed well and pulled me into the pages of this book with a smile. It was clear there was pent up anger towards both characters on behalf of the other, yet there were still sparks lingering. These sparks were fuelled by their constant arguing to create some good chemistry.

I also loved Aunt Bel. Having a crazy/eccentric relative is always a win in my book. Especially when they're elderly.

Overall, my favourite read by this author so far. I can't wait for Raven's story.


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By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to two beautiful little monsters. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of whatever she fancies - usually wine - and writes books.
Emma is working on Top Secret projects she will share with her followers and fans at every available opportunity. Naturally, all Top Secret projects involve a dashingly hot guy who likes to forget to wear a shirt, a sprinkling (or several) of hold-onto-your-panties hot scenes, and a whole lotta love.
She likes to be busy - unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.


Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Review ~ The Room Mate (Roommates, #1) by Kendall Ryan

The last time I saw my best friend’s younger brother, he was a geek wearing braces. But when Cannon shows up to crash in my spare room, I get a swift reality check. Now twenty-four, he’s broad shouldered and masculine, and so sinfully sexy, I want to climb him like the jungle gyms we used to enjoy. At six-foot-something with lean muscles hiding under his T-shirt, a deep sexy voice, and full lips that pull into a smirk when he studies me, he’s pure temptation. Fresh out of a messy breakup, he doesn’t want any entanglements. But I can resist, right? I’m holding strong until the third night of our new arrangement when we get drunk and he confesses his biggest secret of all: he’s cursed when it comes to sex. Apparently he’s a god in bed, and women instantly fall in love with him. I’m calling bullshit. In fact, I’m going to prove him wrong, and if I rack up a few much-needed orgasms in the process, all the better. There’s no way I’m going to fall in love with Cannon. But once we start…I realize betting against him may have been the biggest mistake of my life.    

My Opinion

I'm torn with this book. One one hand I'm a big fan of this author and her work. However, on the other--and it pains me to say this--The Room Mate just didn't quite do it for me. 

I really wanted to liked this book more than I did. That's not to say I didn't like it, I just prefer Kendall's other books more. Personally, I felt something was missing in this book. I don't know what, I just didn't connect with the characters and relationship as much. I don't know if this is down to my mood, but it all felt a bit repetitive of other books I've read by Kendall. The characters didn't really offer me anything different. 

Saying that, this book still held my attention. It was a short read and filled with the usual heat you would expect from this author. 

Overall, this was a good read, just not my favourite by Kendall Ryan. I wanted to like it more than I did.


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A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She's a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she's appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

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Monday, 23 January 2017

Review ~ Still in Love With You by Lexie Davis

Still in Love With You
ebook received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Release Date: November 15th 2016

Publisher: Evernight Publishing


Feisty businesswoman Aubree Manning knew coming back to Prospect, Texas would land her in the middle of drama. Her ex-boyfriend-turned-sheriff, Parker Montgomery, never forgave her for dumping his Camaro into the pond before she left town. Determined to make her pay, Parker arrests her the moment she enters town, but she manages to smooth talk her way out of trouble. However, it soon becomes difficult to suppress her lingering feelings for Parker when she starts spending more and more time with him. 

Parker suffers in silence with anxiety and nightmares due to his dark past. After serving in the army for nearly eight years, he came back to Prospect to start anew. Though he never quite got over Aubree bailing on him the moment she turned eighteen, it seemed so easy picking up where they left off. The past can be forgiven, but the future stands in the balance. She’s only in town for a week and then she’s going to do the very thing she did ten years ago, unless Parker can find some way to convince her to stay.

My Opinion

This book started off strong. It captured my interest instantly with Parker's anger at Aubree from their previous relationship. When she comes back in to town ten years later he arrests her immediately. However, it soon becomes clear that the anger lingering between them isn't the only thing. As old feelings resurface the character have to overcome a number of problems if they're to be together again. 

One thing I really enjoyed about this book was Aubree's personality. I loved how she teased Parker and the banter that was created. While she clearly cared, I liked her need to tease and wind up the gossips. 

However, while this book started strong, it did get weaker the further the story developed. More strands were introduced and in my opinion it became too many. There wasn't a clear story arc in the end. Were Aubree and parker trying to overcome their past and issues with their relationship, or were Parker's battles the main focus? Neither one outweighed the other and neither were developed in its entirety.  One story line seemed to take over from the previous one without getting a proper ending. 

I don't know, for me things fizzled out in the end. It was a shame really because I was enjoying this book. To me it felt like the author didn't know how to end things and I was left with a lot of questions--for example, what happened to Parker's dad's story line? 

Anyway, overall the majority of the book was good. While it was let down by the ending, I still felt it was an easy read. 


Monday, 16 January 2017

Review ~ I'll Run to You by Nikki Vale

I'll Run to You

ebook downloaded for free via Amazon.

Release Date: January 12th 2016

Publisher: Self-published

Evelynn Woods is finally doing well for herself. She graduated college, got a job as an accountant and found a place of her own. She just might be ready to completely move on with her life and forget all about Hunter Douglas. That is, until he shows up at her favorite hangout spot and turns her world upside down.

My Opinion

A sweet, short read. 

I've had this on my Kindle for awhile, since I caught it free in Amazon. It's been on there so long in fact, I actually forgot what it was about.

I'll Run to You was a cute read. It's a story of second chances and a rekindling romance as Hunter leaves the military and finds Evelynn once more. They haven't seen each other for years, but thanks to a meddling brother they're thrown together and the love they once held for each other is quickly reignited, although tested by bumps in the road.

Overall, I liked this story. It kept me hooked and was just a sweet, mostly light-hearted romance. Although it was predictable, I enjoyed the author's easy writing style.

My only slight issue is that I wanted it to be longer. I felt some of the Hunter chapters were unnecessary as they just repeated events previously told by Evelynn but from a different POV. They didn't really add much to the story and I found myself wanting more new content and less repetition .

Still, I'd definitely recommend this. You can't really go wrong with a freebie like this.


Sunday, 15 January 2017

Review ~ Lost in Mr. Parks (The Parks Series #3) by Lilly James

Lost in Mr. Parks (The Parks Series #3)
ebook downloaded for free via Amazon.

Release Date: March 1st 2016

Publisher: Limitless Publishing LLC

Wade Parks spent his entire childhood trying to escape the control of his abusive, alcoholic father…

As an adult, he’s eager to control every aspect of his own life. Women and building his business empire were only the beginning of Wade’s obsessions…until he fell in love.

Evelyn Banks’ life has been turned around, and she has Wade to thank…

Wade is walking a tightrope to hell, and Evelyn is determined to pull him out, just like he has done for her. With Evelyn’s help, Wade starts to forget his past, but luck doesn’t seem to be on their side. Just when their relationship is stronger than ever, one deeply buried secret is exposed and may be more than their bond can bear.

A twisted obsession is not the only hidden part of Mr. Park’s life…

When dark family skeletons come out of the shadows, it’s sink or swim. There’s a part of his past that Wade isn’t telling, and when it comes to a head, his future with Evelyn is uncertain, and her life is on the line.

With ominous threats closer than they realize, Evelyn might find herself lost in something deeper and far more dangerous than Mr. Parks…

My Opinion

As a conclusion this was okay. I won't say too much about the plot since it's the final book in a trilogy and I don't want to ruin anything.

The main thing I like about these books is the Britishness. Being English I appreciated the UK author sticking to her roots rather than conforming to Americanisms. It wasn't overdone, it felt authentic, as it should have coming from a British author.

As for the book, like with the others it drew mixed feelings. Something about this series has kept me reading and I can't complain considering I got them all free. However, there was also something that kept me at a distance and dragged the pace a little. I wanted to know how everything turned out for Evey and Parks, which was kept me going. Even though the story line was predictable and easy to figure out, and Parks was a little too controlling for my liking, I still needed to complete their story.

Overall, if you've read previous books in this series this book does give the closure you'll look for. 


Saturday, 14 January 2017

Review ~ Anchor (First to Fight, #1) by Nicole Blanchard

Anchor (First to Fight, #1)
ebook downloaded for free via Amazon.

Release Date: August 1st 2015

Publisher: Bolero Books LLC

I thought I could save her.

A woman I've never met, whose name I don't even know, gambled her own life to protect my child. In return, she was taken by a mad man.

I'll put my career, my security, and my life on the line to get her back safely, even if it means risking my heart along the way.

My Opinion

This was an okay read. I sped through it, but I did find it a bit unbelievable. The reactions some of the characters had, especially Chole, I found hard to buy. They all seemed too in control of their emotions for people who were on a hijacked boat with a crazy terrorist. I could understand Gabe being like that since he was a marine, but a civilian? The romance also seemed to take place in a weird way. I needed more development.

If I suspended beliefs this was an okay read. It was short and to the point, and did keep me entertained.


Friday, 13 January 2017

Review ~ From Rome with Love by Jules Wake

From Rome with LoveeARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Release Date: January 13th 2017

Publisher: HarperImpulse

If you can’t stand the heat…

Rome is the city of love and seduction, right? Not if you find yourself staying in a beautiful apartment with your childhood-friend-turned-arch-enemy, Will Ryan…no matter how hot he is!

Romance is the last thing on Lisa’s mind. She’s got more important things to focus on, like hunting down her estranged father. Except when her search falls at the first hurdle, Will doesn’t just help her get back on track, he also shares the romantic sights – and exquisite tastes – of the Eternal City, and Lisa starts to wonder if it’s not just Rome seducing her.

Only, as Lisa and Will dig into the past, neither of them is prepared for the long-buried secrets they reveal. Secrets that will turn both their world’s upside down …

My Opinion

I think I fell in love with this book more than From Paris With Love This Christmas. I reviewed that title recently, having caught it free on Amazon, and it surprised me so much with how I enjoyed it that I had to download this from NetGalley. I mean, my ARC pile was down to 2 books, so I had to stock up again, right?

Anyway, Will and Lisa's story intrigued me in From Paris With Love This Christmas. I always wondered what created the animosity between them and I'm glad they got their own book. They were a great couple of characters to watch unfold and fall in love. Seriously, this book brought a smile to my face numerous times. I loved Will's enthusiasm for food, but I also loved the playful flirting and irritation shared between him and Lisa. They obviously belonged together.

As well as that, I loved the setting. The author captured Italy brilliantly and it felt as if I was truly there. I could imaging this being a great holiday/beach read. This book also did what it sold me on--beating the January blues.

Overall, I enjoyed this even more than the previous book in the series. It held my attention the entire way through and kept me smiling. A beautifully written book I'd definitely recommend.


Thursday, 12 January 2017

Review ~ Summer Shadows (Benedicts, #6) by Joss Stirling

Summer Shadows (Benedicts, #6)
Paperback purchased by myself.

Release Date: July 7th 2016

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Summer lives under a terrible shadow. It drains her, manipulates her and threatens to steal her future.

A high-stakes mission offers a temporary escape. She must use her mind-shadowing abilities to hunt down her target and find the truth.

Hal Robinson is a soldier. He does not get distracted. He wins. But what Hal wants begins to shift once he meets Summer.

They must learn to trust each other if they are going to protect the Savant community. But will their secrets allow them to find a happy ending of their own?

My Opinion

This was the perfect end to this series which started out with the Benedict brothers. Although I'm sad to see it end, Joss Stirling did an amazing job of giving the characters a fitting send off that was not only action-packed, but tied up the loose ends with a neat little bow.

Honestly, I couldn't have asked for more from a final book. Hal and Summer were great characters. They had their own story in the book, but what I enjoyed most was that a large number of Benedicts were reintroduced--including Victor who finally gets his soul finder. All of the plot threads merged seamlessly into a brilliant book I couldn't put down. The intricate detail the author put into the savant gifts and the way in which they all linked was outstanding. I couldn't fault it and it immersed me in their world.

Overall, another stunning read. While I've strayed from paranormal romances in my reading, this is one series that still captured my interest with every book release. Joss Stirling--and her other pseudonyms--still remain one of my all-time favourite authors. I want a Benedict brother for myself!


Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Review ~ From Paris With Love This Christmas by Jules Wake

From Paris With Love This Christmas
ebook downloaded for free via Amazon.

Release Date: October 29th 2015

Publisher: HarperImpulse

Just until Christmas…

That’s what Paris socialite Siena keeps telling herself. She’ll hide away in her sister Laurie’s cottage near London to escape her hot-tempered fiancé.

However, when Jason – gorgeous but a bit of a Grinch – picks her up from the airport, he reveals that Laurie hasn’t lived there for months, complicating Siena’s holiday getaway.

At first, Jason and Siena don’t see eye to eye. But after a weekend in the most romantic city in the world, experiencing all it has to offer – from the magic of a fir-lined Champs-Élysées, lit up by thousands of sparkling fairy lights, to the swoosh of skates on ice at the Eiffel Tower – Siena shows Jason her Paris, and a whole other side to herself. Suddenly Siena’s December deadline seems far too close…

This Christmas, jet off to Paris with Siena and Jason and experience the magic of the holiday season.

My Opinion

I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. I've skipped over it a couple of times due to the cover. It appeared more like women's fiction, which isn't really my thing. However, I was looking at festive reads and caught this at the time this was free. I thought I'd give it a chance and I was pleasantly surprised. 

From Paris With Love was a sweet romance with believable emotions and friendships. It hooked me straight away and I thought the author did a wonderful job of creating characters that felt real and had great depth. 

Siena was misjudged often by those in England. However, she developed with the book and flourished with independence. She had a good heart and I thought her eternal optimism was entertaining. It countered Jason's grumpiness well and balanced the book as the two evolved.  I thought their relationship was tender and well-crafted. It wasn't rushed and the author gave the characters time to grow into friends and then more. 

Overall, I'm glad I caught this book and was convinced to give it a go. I really enjoyed it and the author's writing style.  I would definitely recommend it. 


Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Review ~ Some Girls Lie (Outback Heat, #4) by Amy Andrews

Some Girls Lie (Outback Heat, #4)ebook downloaded for free via Amazon.

Release Date: November 10th 2015

Publisher: Tule Publishing

Local pub owner Jemima Jane Ericson is living a lie. She’s been in love with her best friend Ethan since forever. But he fell in love with another woman, married her, and despite their tempestuous relationship and decade old divorce, JJ knows Ethan’s heart is still down for the count. And friendship is better than nothing, right?

Single dad and Jumbuck Springs chief of police, Ethan Weston, hits the pub the night his ex-wife remarries and announces she wants custody of their daughter. When he wakes the next morning to find himself in JJ’s bed he’s mortified that they’d crossed a line they should never have crossed. Until JJ’s abusive ex, Shane, shows up at her door and Ethan claims he and JJ are engaged to protect her.

Both are stunned by the unravelling of their normally sane lives but suddenly it makes sense – JJ gets a deterrent and Ethan gets the respectability of a wife for any custody claims. But when JJ’s life is threatened, Ethan is forced to confront feelings that may just run much deeper than convenience…

My Opinion

I didn't really know what to expect from this author. I found Some Girls Lie through a free search on Amazon. The blurb sounded like it was for me, so I thought I'd take a chance on it.

Anyway, I didn't expect to read this book so quickly. I found it to be an engaging story that kept me turning the page rapidly. I enjoy the fake fiancée trope and Ethan was a great guy in this book. I enjoyed watching the passion grow between him and JJ. I believed in their friendship and later on their relationship.

My only minor quibble is the ending was slightly abrupt. I was enjoying the book and thought there could have been a few more chapters. The ending seemed to unfold too quickly and easily for my tastes. It gives the resolution you want though. 

Overall, I did really enjoy it. I'd definitely recommend it.


Monday, 9 January 2017

Review ~ Fire in You (Wait for You, #6) by J. Lynn, Jennifer L. Armentrout

Fire in You (Wait for You, #6)Paperback purchased by myself.

Release Date: November 28th 2016

Publisher: Self-published

Jillian Lima’s whole world was destroyed in a span of a few hours. The same night her childhood love, Brock ‘the Beast’ Mitchell, broke her heart, her life was irrevocably altered by the hand of a stranger with a gun. It takes six years to slowly glue together the shattered pieces of her life, but Jillian is finally ready to stop existing in a past full of pain and regret. She takes a job at her father’s martial arts Academy and she’s going out on her first date since a failed relationship that was more yuck than yum. Jillian is determined to start living.

She just never expected Brock to be a part of her life again. But he’s firmly back in her life before she knows it, and not only is he older, he’s impossibly more handsome, more teasing and more everything. And when he sees Jillian, he’s no longer capable of thinking of her as the little girl who was his shadow growing up or the daughter of the man who gave him a second chance at life. He sees the woman who’d always been there for him, the one person who believed in him no matter what.

Brock knows she’s the one he should’ve made his, and what begins as a tentative friendship quickly turns to red-hot chemistry that sparks a flame that burns brighter than lust. Falling for Brock again risks more than her heart, because when the past sorrow-filled and guilt-ridden past resurfaces, and a web of lies threatens to rip them apart, the fallout could lay waste to everything they’ve fought to build together, and destroy the dreams of those they care most about.

My Opinion

I've loved this series since the first book released and I got an ARC. I fell in love with Cam and Avery and have eagerly anticipated the next release ever since. While I'm sad this series is over, I think it felt right for the ending to come.

Fire in You was an engaging read. Just like I've come to expect from J Lynn, her writing was full of humour and witty banter, as well as some more heavy and emotional stuff. The characters are well-rounded and there are also so cameos by past characters much to my delight.

Overall, another really enjoyable read. While none of the books better books 1-3 in my opinion, in their own right they are good romances.


Sunday, 8 January 2017

Review ~ My Christmas Fiancé (Love Comes Later, #1) by Serenity Woods

My Christmas Fiancé (Love Comes Later, #1)
ebook downloaded for free via Amazon.

Release Date: September 2016

Publisher: Self-published


It’s not easy to reinvent yourself, but my thirteen-year-old son and I were ready for a new start. Old Maggie had been a magnet for disaster, but I decided that New Meg was going to be suave, sophisticated… and blonde. I landed a dream job at the other end of New Zealand as PA to three rich directors who spoil me rotten, I found a beautiful new apartment on the waterfront, and I felt reborn. 

Then I wrote an email to a friend describing in vivid detail what I wanted to do to the sexiest of the directors—involving melted chocolate and/or whipped cream—and mistakenly sent it to All Staff. It turns out that New Meg is pretty much just Old Maggie with different packaging. Some things never change. 


I’ve wanted Meg since she first walked into my office with her soft lips and sexy curves, but she wears another man’s ring, so I’ve steered well clear… until now. My mind’s been occupied anyway since I found my girlfriend, Natalie, in bed with another man. She’s desperate to have me back and won’t take no for an answer—so I’ve come up with a brilliant plan, to hire a fake fiancée for Christmas to prove to her that we’re done. 

After sending her hot-as-hell email, Meg confessed the truth about her past, and it’s given me an idea. She’ll make an ideal fiancée, and I can protect her from the guy she’s running from. Sounds like the perfect plan, right? Her teenage son’s no problem because we get on great. Sharing her room? That’s more of a challenge, but I’ve always had excellent self-control. 

Yeah, I know. I keep forgetting about the melted chocolate. What an idiot.

My Opinion

I really enjoyed this read. It was festive, but not traditionally so since its set in Auckland where it's summer.

This book was a hot read and I enjoyed the fake fiancée turned real trope. I thought the chemistry between Stratton and Meg was great, and their relationship built well. There was definitely a spark between them, but I also liked their friendship and banter.

As for the story, I liked it. I didn't feel Meg's past was resolved fully, it fizzled out a bit, but I enjoyed the emotional side of the book enough it didn't really bother me.

Overall, a good read. I'd definitely recommend.


Saturday, 7 January 2017

Review ~ Unpredictable (Key West, #1) by C.A. Harms

Unpredictable (Key West, #1)
ebook downloaded for free via Amazon.

Release Date: April 14th 2015

Publisher: Limitless Publishing LLC

Have you ever wished for a moment that you could pretend to live the life of someone else? Escape the harsh reality that your own is anything but perfect? 

Quinn Tucker had always been forced to put her own needs last. 

With an absent father and a mother who drowns herself daily in a bottle of Rum, there was no other option. 

Jett Jameson was the distraction Quinn needed, even if it was just for one night. 

A void filler, and a chance for a moment to allow herself to feel something other than emptiness. 

He wasn’t what she expected. 


Her life didn’t have room for a man like Jett. 


But now it was too late, there was no turning back. 


Nothing would ever be the same…

My Opinion

If I'm honest, this isn't one of my favourites by this author. Usually I really enjoy her work, but for me this one fell a little flat.

The start of this book intrigued me, but the more I read the less engaged I became. I wanted to like it but everything moved too quickly for my liking and so I struggled to connect with the romance. Similarly, I kept expecting more to happen. The story felt like it was building to something bigger than what I got.

Saying that, overall it was a quick easy read. It didn't dig too deep and it isn't a bad book, I've just preferred her other series more.


Friday, 6 January 2017

Review ~ Tattooed Hearts by C.A. Harms

Tattooed Hearts
ebook purchased by myself.

Release Date: December 13th 2016

Publisher: Self-published



An indefinite, everlasting and imperishable stamp.

Like a tattoo

One that would forever be with you to remind you of a single moment in time, or a person that touched you in some way.

That was exactly what Jenny was to Sean.

And no matter how hard he tried, he could never forget the one girl who would forever have his heart.

A lifetime of friendship, shattered by one irreversible mistake.
A choice that Jenny would forever regret, but only because it pushed away the one person she truly loved.
A love so deep that they felt as if they were one.
Years passed, and still that love remained deep…stamped with an unfading ink.

When their paths cross after six years of longing, they are faced with a choice.
Forget the past and let go of the heartache…giving in to the temptation that was always there.
Or continue to torture themselves by avoiding what was always meant to be.

Tattooed Hearts of endless love…

Will it be enough or will the memories of their past create an unbreakable wedge between them.

My Opinion

This is definitely one of the better CA Harms books I've read. It held me from start to finish and I loved the driver aspect.

Tattooed Hearts is an emotional, but in general, a sweet second chance love story. Sean and Jenny are childhood friends who never got the chance to be more before they fell out of contact. This book is about their story six years later as they find each other again and begin to connect.

Sean was an all-round good guy. He was sweet, caring, protective, and just loveable. Maybe he was a little too perfect, but I couldn't help but like him. The fact he was a racer had me from the first time I saw the cover too.

As for Jenny she'd had her ups and downs in he life--more downs--but she put on a brave face for her son. I sympathised with her and rooted for her and Sean.

Overall, this is one of my favourite reads by this author. It's a standalone romance so I'd definitely say check it out.


Thursday, 5 January 2017

Review ~ Hunter's Risk by Michelle Raven

Hunter's Risk
eBook received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Release Date: November 17th 2016

Publisher: Bastei Entertainment 


Being pushed in front of an oncoming subway train is just one of many "accidents" to have happened to weapons expert Karen Lombard in the last few years. Alone and scared she turns to the one man she can trust - and who saved her life once before ... 


Four years ago, Clint Hunter led the Special Forces unit that rescued Karen from her kidnapper's clutches. Clint, however, lost one of his men during the mission. He left the Navy SEALs soon after and is now living a life of seclusion on his parents' ranch in Montana, plagued by guilt and sorrow. 


When Karen shows up at his doorstep and asks for help, Clint is forced to face the demons of his past once and for all. Even if it means risking everything ...

My Opinion

So ... this book had me at the cover. Then I read the blurb and it seemed to be ticking all the boxes--romance, suspense, SEALs, crazy ex-husband. It set up an intriguing plot and one I couldn't wait to get into.

Hunter's Risk was definitely a good story. The plot kept me engaged, and there was the right amount of suspense thrown in with the romance. I felt the chemistry between Clint and Karen, and thought things between them developed well. The twists the story takes kept me hooked and I couldn't put it down until I reached the end.

However, saying that, it wasn't perfect. To begin with I wasn't sure I'd even get to the end. While the plot is good, the book could definitely use another content edit to tighten it. There was also a lot of repetition, overused adverbs, a few continuity errors, and  spelling/grammatical typos that hindered my reading at times. I felt I was told the same thing quite a few times and there were sections I skimmed--the main one being Shannon's relationship. I thought those characters could have had their own book and they detracted from Clint and Karen. 

Similarly, I felt that another content edit would help in cutting the word count so that there would have been more room to play with the ending. It all felt rather abrupt and didn't really give me the closure I wanted. As well as that, there were questions I was left with, for example why did Clint never tell his family? I wanted to see their reaction.

Anyway, despite all of that, the plot was strong enough to carry the book in my opinion. It did engage me and keep me hooked, I just think it has even more potential and could be a great read if cleaned up a bit more.


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