Aug 052015
 
Review: Proven Guilty

This book surprised me by revealing a lot about a character that Harry has a spotty past relationship with: Charity Carpenter. She’s always seemed to hate Harry without any specific reason, and this book really helped fill in the holes in that attitude. It was interesting to get to know her better, and see what motivated her attitude towards Harry. The revelations really show how far in advance the series was plotted, and how intricate everything is woven together. Charity isn’t the only female Carpenter in the book. Molly is all grown up and in serious trouble of her own. […]

Jun 152015
 
Review: Forever After

Have you ever finished a story and wanted just a little more? This short story does just that. It gives the reader just a bit more time with Gwyn and Gareth, with a fun tale of their wedding. Even though this is a short story, it’s still well developed. I was able to easily slip back into the characters lives, and experience this joyful, and stressful, adventure. I had several laughing moments, and the obligatory cry-at-the-wedding moment. It was a great hour’s read when I needed a little pick-me-up, and made me excited for the next book in the series, […]

Jun 082015
 
Review: Hammered

With the current popularity of the Marvel movies, which include Thor, it’s interesting to read a completely different take on the character. This book’s Thor is a real jerk and bully, enough that several strong people want to kill him. There is a lot of storytelling in this story, as the group of characters who are going against Thor share their histories as a way to bond. It was fun to learn more about Leif and Gunnar as they are both very interesting characters. Their stories were quite heartbreaking. Since most of the book focuses on the lead up to, […]

May 282015
 
Review: Gwynneth Ever After

Sometimes you need a heartfelt, sighing, sweet romance, and this is book fits the bill perfectly. This is such a satisfying romance, and as a bonus, features several very realistic children characters. Children characters in romance books tend to be either absent or seriously stereotyped. The children in this book are very much fully developed and realistic, and add a touch of homey amusement to the story. It made the romance that much sweeter because it felt possible. Gwyn’s situation was realistic and believable, and while meeting a hunky movie star isn’t very believable, it is the stuff of dreams, […]

May 272015
 
Review: Seven Exes Are Eight Too Many

This book is hilarious! It’s Survivor meets The Bachelorette and is more amusing than you’d think possible. It also has some serious, and valid, points about looking at your past choices and evaluating them and yourself, but that’s nicely buried under the entertainment. One the best things about this book, beside the continual LOL moments, are the characters. There are quite a few of them, but they are all nicely developed. I never mixed up any of the exes, and MC herself is quite the bundle. Everyone’s dialogue and actions were portrayed realistically and believably, even if they weren’t all […]

May 152015
 
Review: Once a Thief

This was a light-hearted and fun book, one I’d consider a pure entertainment read. I love heist stories, and this one is all about museum heists, with both the museum curator and the thief as main characters. The book actually features two couples: Morgan and Quinn and Storm and Wolfe. There is more time spent on Storm and Wolfe, although the encounters between Morgan and Quinn are highly amusing when they do occur. While I liked all the characters, I thought there was more chemistry and depth between Morgan and Quinn. This is definitely the first half of a story, […]

May 122015
 
Review: Late Eclipses

The crying! I was not expecting so much death and sadness. I really didn’t think an urban fantasy series could make me cry so much, but the last book got me started, and this one was just such a bawl fest. It was unexpected, and makes me realize how emotionally attached to the characters I am. It was so heartbreaking, but there were also some really sweet parts. I said that book 3 was my favourite of the series so far, and I have to change that now to say that book 4 is my new favourite. The narration of […]

May 072015
 
Review: Spider’s Revenge

Oh, the whining and repeating. It almost made me DNF the book and the entire series because I just couldn’t take any more whining. For an assassin, Gin sure complains a lot. And if I have to listen to the story of the night Gin’s family died one more time, I’m seriously quitting this series. There is only so much repetition I can take. If those two elements were taken out though, this was a thrilling, and very series advancing book. A lot happens, and it really pulls Gin’s whole chosen family together. It seems that with each book Gin’s […]

May 042015
 
Review: The Innocent Mage

This was a very classic feeling epic fantasy with magic story. It was slow and long, but also very satisfying. The highlight of the book was the friendship between Gar and Asher. The majority of the first part of the story was the building and deepening of this relationship, and it was quite special to witness. The last part of the story is where the action really starts. It’s where the plots start to unfold and events start happening. It all happens very quickly, and the story ends on a cliffhanger. Oh, the dreaded cliffhanger. Usually I don’t enjoy them, […]

Apr 272015
 
Review: Hexed

This series is something that is sheer fun to listen to. It’s not without its flaws, but this book is quirky and humourous, with enough originality to make it very enjoyable. There are some pop culture jokes that will make it dated quickly, but the biggest flaw is the lack of any non-gorgeous, not attracted to Atticus females. Just one “regular” female character would be nice. Similar to the first book, my favourite character is Atticus’ dog Oberon, although the widow is creeping up there. She’s such a sassy old woman, and there is one scene whether Atticus is not […]