Friday, July 31, 2020

Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean (Review)

I think one of the most important thing about reading a Sarah MacLean book is that they are interconnected with each other. We actually meet Lady Felicity Faircloth in The Day of the Duchess. I recommend reading that one first before diving into Wicked and the Wallflower. Then you get an understanding why Felicity has nickname like Finished Felicity, and there is a few others. All she wants to be is accepted into Society again. Since she's no longer adored by the ton, she started to run her mouth saying she was engaged with the Duke of Marwick.

Fortunately, Marwick didn't call her out on her lie. They were basically using each other in a way. Here comes Devil. Devil also uses Felicity to get to Marwick. Marwick and Devil have a history together, which gets explored in this story. Devil feels this pull toward Felicity, but he needs to complete the mission that was set out all those years ago. Felicity happens to be collateral damage. All Felicity wants to be is loved.

Sarah is known to write a smart, witty stories. Wicked and the Wallflower does fit that description. Sarah combines two worlds that wouldn't be brought together. Felicity which is light while Devil is dark. They balance one another. I think this is a little more edgier than her previous book, but still just as good. I look forward to see what will happen as the series goes forward.

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4 1/2 Stars

Monday, July 27, 2020

Say Yes to th Duke by Eloisa James (Review)

I got a chance to read Say Yes to the Duke by Eloisa James. I wasn't sure what to expect with Viola story. She doesn't really consider herself a Wilde, because her biological father wasn't the Duke. However, she was raised with a bunch of Wildes, they are bound to rub off her. They have, but she doesn't believe that she is anything like them. Once she starts to believe she's a Wilde her personality fully forms.

Then we have the Duke of Wynter who wants to marry Duke of Lindow's daughter. He thought he wanted Lady Joan, but his uncle was pushing for Miss Viola Astley. Viola was a better match for him, and it was a good thing he realize.

This story was fun to read. I liked Viola and Wynter they kind of balance one another. Plus, he brought out the Wilde side of Viola. Plus, Wynter couldn't see her marrying a Vicar, nor could her family. It was a wild ride with these two.

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4 Stars

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Audiobook Review: The Vampire with the Dragon by Kerrelyn Sparks

The Vampire with the Dragon Tattoo was an okay listen. I kind of struggle with the story. However, I felt that I have invested so much time in the series, and I was almost done with the series. This is where I was when I got to Dougal's story.

Okay, the story wasn't bad, but it wasn't great. I struggle with Leah, because she was so analytical, and it was hard for her to believe in things. Dougal was drawn to her, because she reminded him of someone else. There were a lot of things that happen, but it did help push the story towards the end of the series. Would it be something I would re-listen to, probably not. There were a few in this series I totally would, but this isn't one of them. Overall, The Vampire with the Dragon Tattoo was an okay listen.

Copy provided by local library.

3 Stars

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Dare to Lie by Jen McLaughlin (Review)

First off, lets talk about the cover of Dare to Lie. Seriously, it is drool worthy. Sigh. Okay, moving on. We finally get to Scotty Donahue. Scotty wanted to make a change, and clean up Steel Row, which is a tough rode ahead. Anyway, working for the DEA he felt he could. Now the leader of Son's needs a favor done, and he felt that Scotty would be perfect to watch over his baby sister.

Okay, I struggle with the beginning of this story. I wasn't sure I was going to finish the story, but I press forward. Dare to Lie did get better as the story moved on. I really enjoyed the end of the story. However, getting to the end was a little of a struggle. I liked Scotty and Sky together. It was struggle for them to be together. Overall, it was an okay read.

Copy provided by Berkley via NetGalley

3 Stars

Sunday, July 19, 2020

The Undercover Cowboy by Lori Wilde (Review)

There isn't much I can write about The Undercover Cowboy by Lori Wilde, because it's a quick read. It was a cute little read. You have Allie who wants to make it on her own without resorting to move back home. She gets saved by Kyle Richmond, but she doesn't know that's his name; after all he's undercover.

Yes, there is little drama. The fact that he lied about his name, but he had a job. However, he manages to get it all in the end. Like I said a cute quick read.

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3 1/2

Saturday, July 18, 2020

The Duchess in His Bed by Lorraine Heath

Oh where do I beginning with The Duchess in His Bed. There were so many thoughts going on in my head as I went through this story. I'm torn by this story. On one hand I had so many eye rolls going on with Selena. I struggle to like. Okay I didn't like her. I hated her through most of the book. I hate is a strong word, but it's true. She was a pretty despicable, because she was trying to get pregnant to pass off her child as the next heir of Lushing. The struggle was real. She set her caps on Aiden Trewlove. Now Aiden I LOVED! He had a pretty high moral compass, but you wouldn't guess that from knowing his origins. However, his mother taught him well. He was the redeeming quality to this story. Deep down I was hoping the Duchess would confess her love and throw her title out the window for love.

Don't get me wrong, she struggle with that concept. OH THE STRUGGLE! There were times I wanted to throat punch her, because she was so focus on her duty. There were a couple things I was hoping would pop in the story that would make her realize that she needed love. Some of the things were reveal at the end, and I was going, "I called it" in my head.

Anyway, it was a pretty good read. I actually enjoyed the story, that is a thanks to Aiden. Seriously, he saved the story for me. It was pretty awesome he gave his sperm donor a thrashing. The Earl deserved a thrashing. I did finally warm to Selena, but it took a long time to get there. Thank goodness for true love.

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4 Stars

Friday, July 17, 2020

Ancient Protector by Katie Reus (Review)

I finally got a chance to read Ancient Protector by Katie Reus. Now this is a spin-off of the Darkness series. At the end of that series we saw an end, but we saw a beginning to something new which happens to be Ancient Protector. Now we have Lachlan and Star.

Lachlan is an ancient dragon who has awoken after a long time. He's ancient. Then we have Star who is a rockstar, and she's trying to rescue her sister. Lachlan gets a whiff of Star and must have her. He would do anything to get her.

First off, it's cool that we are seeing the ancient creatures coming out of the book. However, by the end I wasn't really sure which direction the series is going. Are we following Lachlan and his clan or are we following Star and her crew. Even at the end I'm still not sure. It's going to be interesting how this will all play out. I mean Star has a sister, and her sister seems interesting.

Anyway, it was a interesting start to a new series. There is a still a lot of clean up to what has happen to the world, and I wonder how the ancients are going to help them. It's kind like a brave new world to some of them.

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3 Stars