Friday, January 28, 2011

Cowboy Carvings - Morgan Ashbury

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Good enough to get me going...

Shortly after Annie wakes up from a coma, she learns her abusive husband was killed in a robbery and the child she was 7 months pregnant with is no longer a possibility, nor is having any more children. After a bit of planning, she packs what fits into her car and leaves NYC for some BFE town in the state of Washington. She buys the local general store with some insurance money and set out to begin a new life for herself.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Kyndred #2 - Dreamveil by Lynn Viehl

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Very good.

After the man she secretly loved for years fell in love with his "one", Rowan needed to get away. But Rowan isn't an ordinary girl - she's a Kyndred. She can change into a person's most beloved (female only) and is looking for the man she can be herself with. On her way to Boston, she makes a pit-stop in NYC and ends up getting stuck.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Kyndred #1 - Shadowlight by Lynn Viehl

Shadowlight (Kyndred, #1)Shadowlight by Lynn Viehl

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If I had not had tears at the end it really would have been a 3.

Jessa has a special ability, one no one can know about. Unfortunately some already do. The baddies and the goodies. The baddies and goodies have both been tracking Jessa for a while now and when the baddies make their move to abduct Jessa, the goodies step in.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Breeds #22 - Styx's Storm by Lora Leigh

Styx's Storm (Breeds, #22)Styx's Storm by Lora Leigh

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Check out my blog: Escape by Fiction

Oh Lora Leigh, you have done it again. I laughed, I cried and I was confused.

Storm was only 14 when she witnessed her father and brother, scientists working at Breed labs, being brutally killed. Entrusted with data regarding a secret experiment, she's been on the run from the Council and Breeds ever since - not knowing who she can trust. On the run for 10 years, Storm trusts no one.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Dakota Heat #4 - Dakota Springs by Leah Brooke

Dakota Springs (Dakota Heat, #4)Dakota Springs by Leah Brooke

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The day her divorce is final, Elizabeth gets a call from the 2 men in her past that she's never been able to forget or get over. She knows they'll be in the small town she grew up and is returning to so she can give her daughter the same wholesome upbringing she had, but she thinks she can avoid them.

Sinful Sunday #2

All I have to say is Ya-um!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Riley Jenson #4 - Dangerous Games by Keri Arthur

Dangerous Games (Riley Jenson Guardian, #4)Dangerous Games by Keri Arthur

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Best one so far.

So Riley is trying to track a serial killer down while evading Gauthier and figuring what Quinn is up to. The trail to the serial killer leads her to a club where she meets Jin, a guy who seems to be human but isn't entirely. After hooking up with Jin and a night of a bit-too-rough sex for Riley, she runs into Quinn who's stalking the person living with Jin. Oops.

Shutter - Trista Ann Michaels

ShutterShutter by Trista Ann Michaels

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really liked it.

Growing up, Bethany had been abused and raped by her psychotic step-father. She testified and had him put in jail after he tried to kill her. Afterwards, her mother blamed her for what happened and booted her out, as a teenager.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Playing With Fire #2 - Tangled by Karen Erickson

Tangled (Playing with Fire, #2)Tangled by Karen Erickson

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

PWOP put simply.

Scarlett has a crush on Drake. Drake has a crush on Trevor. Trevor has a crush on Scarlett, but she hates him. See the problem?

Scarlett decides at one last rouse to make Drake notice her while at the voyeur club the group of friends frequent. Trevor finds her first and does sweet somethings to her in a private room. Scarlett freaks because she can't believe the bane of her existence has made her feel the way she did, so she bolts. Drake finds Trevor shortly after and they do sweet, sweet somethings to each other, but Trevor isn't done with his pursuit for Scarlett yet.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Riley Jenson #3 - Tempting Evil by Keri Arthur

Tempting Evil (Riley Jenson Guardian, #3)Tempting Evil by Keri Arthur

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Better than the last...

So Riley and the guardians have to go undercover to the crazy and evil Starr's estate. Instead of going like a prostitute as planned, Riley get an in and goes as a fighter instead (the winner of said fights gets to have sex with top officials of Starr's cartel) - yay! She gets in, has some sex, reads some minds, causes some trouble, saves some people and saves the day. HEA.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Lone Star Lovers #1 - Unbridled by Delilah Devlin

Unbridled (Lone Star Lovers, # 1)Unbridled by Delilah Devlin

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I might have liked it more if I cared about the characters more.

Dani comes home from college expecting to rekindle her relationship with Rowe. What she finds is Rowe waiting for a new lover at their secret get-a-way. She never expected Justin, the town's playa' and the only other man besides Rowe she's slept with, to be that lover.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Tempt Me Twice - Eden Bradley

Tempt Me TwiceTempt Me Twice by Eden Bradley

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Too short I thought. Maybe if it had been longer, the characters and story could have more developed.

Jessie and Paul had been super good friends for over 10 years, since they met in college. Unbeknown-est to either of them, they each had major crushes on each other.

Sinful Sunday

I've seen Beefcake Mondays, Man Candy Mondays and so on - I've never seen a Sunday guy, so I'm starting one. My first one is one I really like:

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Pride #5: Beast Behaving Badly - Shelly Laurenston

Beast Behaving Badly (Pride, #5)Beast Behaving Badly by Shelly Laurenston

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oh my gosh, this book was amazing. I loved Bo and Blayne - so comical and so right for each other. Now I absolutely cannot wait until Ric and Dee's story comes out!!

Blayne and Bo had met briefly 10 years ago, when Bo had spotted her and she freaked out and ran off. Bo has never forgotten her, nor she him. Blayne was freaked out when she saw Bo again, after all those years thinking he was a serial killer trying to get to her. Bo (a lion polar bear mix breed) known for being The Maurader in the wide world of shifter hockey, has a soft spot for the little Wolfdog.

My first post!

I'm going to try the blogging about books thing.  What can tell you - I love to read.  I like to read romance: YA romance, paranormal romance, contemporary romance, smutty as sin romance and the dirty, dirty books we refer to at the used bookstore I frequent, top shelf books.  I read a lot, I probably shouldn't read as much as I do, but like the title of my blog states - reading is my escape.  Death by chocolate, nope - Escape by Fiction!