Mar 2, 2015

Review: Phenomenal X


Phenomenal X
Phenomenal X by Michelle A. Valentine

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Anna is done doing exactly what is expected of her. Xavier thought he was on top of the world...

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Feb 28, 2015

Review: Bang! Tango


Bang! Tango
Bang! Tango by Joe Kelly

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



This comic is definitely not for everyone. Adult themes, language and sexual situations are afoot. And they aren't all that tasteful.

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Feb 26, 2015

Review: In Kelly's Corner


In Kelly's Corner
In Kelly's Corner by Roxie Rivera

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



This is not a book where you can judge it by it's cover and the title. Kelly is nothing like you'd expect.

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Feb 25, 2015

Review: The Companion Contract


The Companion Contract
The Companion Contract by Solace Ames

My rating: 1 of 5 stars



Amy Mendoza, who goes by Serena when she's in porn star mode, is sick of being a porn star. When her friend ODs at a party, Amy garners the attention of Emmanuel from the band Avert. He needs her for something a little unusual, and he's willing to pay her for her services.

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Feb 21, 2015

Review: Abducted


Abducted
Abducted by T.R. Ragan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



After a fourteen year hiatus, "Spiderman" is back and he's targeting Lizzy - his only victim that escaped.

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Review: Dark Surrender


Dark Surrender
Dark Surrender by Erica Ridley

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



I haven't read a historical romance novel in a long time. I got into them a while back and burned myself out by reading them all the time. When I moved on to a different genre, it was because I thought I had read them all - you know... Lord of the Manor is forced into marriage to some dotty backwoods lass - only she is not as dotty as she seems and she ends up causing some epic battle between the Lord and some other dude because she was a twit and brought about a war, etc. Well this is not that story. It is far from that story, and I can't express how happy I was to find that out.

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Review: Hell Without You


Hell Without You
Hell Without You by Ranae Rose

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Clementine did what she thought she had to do in order to protect the young man she loved. Forced to make a choice between breaking both their hearts and leaving or staying and ruining Donovan's life - she decided to leave. Broken hearted and with nothing keeping him, Donovan joined the Marines. Though, he never forgot Clementine, and he never stopped loving her.

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Review: College Bound


College Bound
College Bound by Lilia Ford

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Natalie is a fuck-up. She's had a rough time in life so far. Her biological parents are both dead and she is at the mercy of her snob of a step-brother. That is until her temper gets her kicked out on the street. Homeless and out of options, Natalie makes a deal that she's not to sure she's ready for.

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Jan 26, 2015

I've been gone

It's been some time since I've posted. I am going to try to do better, however, I'm moving to wordpress.

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Mar 6, 2014

Hell Without You by Ranae Rose

Hell Without You

Written by Ranae Rose

Reading Source: Netgalley
Genre: Romance
Rating:


Clementine did what she thought she had to do in order to protect the young man she loved. Forced to make a choice between breaking both their hearts and leaving or staying and ruining Donovan's life - she decided to leave. Broken hearted and with nothing keeping him, Donovan joined the Marines. Though, he never forgot Clementine, and he never stopped loving her.

Seven years later, fate has brought Donovan and Clementine back to their hometown. From this point, they both struggle with the ever present attraction between the two of them. But life has changed them both. Donovan is suffering from PTSD and having Clementine back in his life has stirred him up to the point he is sleepwalking again. Clementine holds a lot of guilt for leaving Donovan, but she probably would have left again to keep him safe.

The main conflict in this story happens towards the end of the book. Trevor, Clementine's step brother is murdered. Evidence points to Donovan and given the history between the three of them, the police are not looking very hard to find out what really happened.

I found that the resolution to the conflict was anticlimactic. However, this is not a suspense novel in the least, so the lack of action there is not really a fault in the book, it is just a personal preference. The romance feels real between the two characters, and the sex scenes are decent. It's not really an erotica novel - but the scenes are graphic. I found myself not wanting to put the book down. But overall, this is a good light read.