Posts Tagged: Romance

[Short Story Reveiw] Hard to Hold on To by Laura Kaye

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23 November
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I liked this short story in the Hard Ink Series. It was sweet and it was it also like a nice reprieve in the overall story line. The series is about five men who are ex-military Special Forces. In the first book the daughter of commander who betrayed them and cost them their careers shows up asking for help. The five guys plus some extra friends band back together to find help the daughter while clearing their name. The story line is kind of like A-Team meets a romance novel. This short is all about Easy. He starts having feelings… Read more »

[Manga Monday] Skip Beat

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17 November
[Manga Monday] Skip Beat

Hello manga lovers! This week on Manga Monday, we’re looking at Skip Beat! by Yoshiki Nakamura. Skip Beat! was first published in Hakusensha’s shōjo manga magazine Hana to Yume in February 2002. Viz Media bought the rights and features it in Shojo Beat. As of September 2014, 35 volumes and one fanbook have been released in Japan, with 32 of those volumes out in the U.S. Let’s look at the cover. The image depicts a smiling girl with short, strawberry blond hair. She wears a denim shirt-dress, and looks very indicative to shojo manga. This is Kyoko Mogami, our protagonist. Kyoko grows up abandoned… Read more »

[Audiobook Review] The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel

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13 November
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I saw this book as recommended reading on Amazon a few month ago. I thought this book looked interesting but was something I might listen to or read when I had nothing better to do. I was kind of surprised in a good way when I saw the audiobook available on Audible. I have to tell you I went into this book interested but I did have low expectations. I have to say in the end I am glad I gave The Book of Ivy a shot because I ended up really liking it. I liked The Book of Ivy… Read more »

[Audiobook Review] A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

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09 November
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I first starting reading this book when I got it from Edelweiss and I thought just ok. I sat it to the side because I knew this was going to be something I was going to have to listen to the audiobook. The beginning of this book is setup and full of some technical jargon plus it is kind of confusing with all the jumping around. I am glad I gave this book another shot because once I finished listening to it I am now hooked. The best way I can describe A Thousand Pieces of You is to compare… Read more »

[Manga Monday] Akuma to Love Song

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03 November
[Manga Monday] Akuma to Love Song

Welcome back to Manga Monday. Today we’re looking at Akuma to Love Song. Akuma to Love Song, or A Devil and her Love Song in the US, is a shōjo manga. It was written by Miyoshi Tomori and first serialized in Biweekly Margaret. Viz Media picked up the English rights, and it is currently on-going in both the US and Japan. Looking at the cover, we see a very ‘haughty’ school girl with a smooth bob-cut hairstyle, holding a Celtic cross in her lips. The position inverts the cross, giving a very suggestive idea that she is wicked. This girl is our… Read more »

[Audiobook Review] The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

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30 October
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Since it is the season for all things creepy, with Halloween right around the corner, I could not help but put my two cents in on the Mara Dyer bandwagon because I will be reading The Retribution of Mara Dyer next week. I am in so much like with all things Mara and Noah right now. I could not put this book down it was just that good. I started the audiobook at work and had the book read at home that night.  I can hardly contain myself even though I just have to wait five more days for the thrilling… Read more »

[Review] Chained by Night by Larissa Ione

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05 October
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I really liked Chained by Night. Chained by Night is a hot, steamy, and action packed paranormal romance. It was everything I expected in a Larissa Ione novel. If you have not read Bound by Night the first book in the Moonbound Clan series then you probably want to stop here because there will be some spoilers. Chained by Night is the story of Hunter, the Moonbound chief, he is first introduced in Bound by Night. In Bound by Night to save his clan he makes a pact with a rival clan to marry the eldest daughter. Chained by Night… Read more »

[ARC Review] Burn For Me by Ilona Andrews

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28 September
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I love Burn For Me so much that I started reading it when I got home from work and could not put it down until I had finished the whole story. It has all the things I love in a fantastic paranormal romance: scary bad guys, an even scarier alpha male, and a snarky female heroine. I loved Nevada Baylor. I loved that she is willing to do anything to protect the ones she loves. I love that when a sexy badass magic wielding billionaire tells her to get in his bed, she tells him to shove it. I love… Read more »

[Arc Review] Atlantia by Ally Condie

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24 September
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I finished this book the day before yesterday and I’ve already forgotten most of the details. It wasn’t bad, but it also wasn’t spectacular. It was without note and bearing. Just sort of there, I guess. Meh? I tried reading Ally Condie’s other series, Matched, and I got to the third book and while I was curious to see how the story was going to pan out, I wasn’t curious enough to pick the book up and actually read it. I mean, the covers were cool and mirrored the three pills, the world building was interesting enough and I wanted… Read more »

[ARC Review] The Fine Art of Pretending by Rachel Harris

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21 September
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I grew up on sappy romantic movies and novels. For me, these stories about hope, love, and happy endings are my bread and butter. You could say I am a fool for love. The Fine Art of Pretending does not disappoint for it is a story I loved and it made my sappy romantic heart swoon with joy. It was a story that sucked me in and didn’t let go. I thought I would just start by reading one chapter and before I knew it, in a matter of hours, I had the entire book read. The Fine Art of… Read more »