Review: More Than This

More Than This
More Than This by Jay McLean
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

When I started reading this book I asked myself why I waited so long to read it. Then I got through 1/3 of the book and I realized why. I got motion sickness from the constant see-saw affect. Do we, don’t we, are we, aren’t we? My eyes were tired from all the times I was rolling them. I was ready to give this book

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Review: One with You

One with You
One with You by Sylvia Day

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I almost skipped reading Captivated by You (CBY) because I knew it was going to be a filler book. Almost. I read it anyway, against my better judgement. I was right. There was nothing pertinent to the main story in that book. When there was finally a release date set for One With You (OWY) I decided to read Bared to You (BTY), Reflected in You (RIN), and Entwined With You (EWY) without reading CBY, then read OWY. It made no difference. I loved the first three books, i’ve read them 3-4 times already. I was one of the fans who was not happy when it was announced this trilogy was now a series. Naturally, I was eager to read OWY because I wanted to know how it all ends. I should have stopped at EWY.

Sure this book gives us closure but didn’t we already know what was going to happen? They were already married, they were already going to live together. What happens when there are 480 available pages? Tangent story lines pop up. For instance…Monica Stanton. What was the point of all of that? All that showed is how selfish and self involved Eva and Gideon are. Even in death they seemed to make it about them. Where did that come from? Why was it necessary? How did that add to the story line? How did someone who bugged a makeup compact and a Rolex miss a whole hidden personality??

Speaking of “in death,” the author mentions earlier on in the series that Eva calls him Ace because of some character in series of books she reads. The In Death series by J.D. Robb happen to be one of my favorite series. When I finished OWY I started thinking about how Eva and Gideon are so similar to Eve Dallas and Roarke in the JD Robb books. Eve is introverted and has had her life a certain way for so long she has to make a conscious effort to respect Roarke and his very social personality, that is exactly what Gideon goes through in OWY with Eva. This whole book felt like I was reading some fan fiction excerpt of the In Death series.

What did I miss? Don’t get me wrong. I like the story, it’s really sweet. I love Eva and Gideon (Eve and Roarke, yes i’m still stuck on that), I even like the writing. Maybe there was just too much that took away from the heart of this love story that is making me not love it as much as I did up until the end of EWY. Right until that last bit where it said there’s more to their story.

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Review: Legal Affairs Boxed Set: Volumes 1-6

Legal Affairs Boxed Set: Volumes 1-6
Legal Affairs Boxed Set: Volumes 1-6 by Sawyer Bennett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I usually don’t like reading short volumes which make up a whole book because I feel authors get repetitive and drag out story lines, this series was not the case. I really enjoyed reading these. The story is really good. I am looking forward to reading the point of view of Matt F**king Connover.

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Review: Owning Violet

Owning Violet
Owning Violet by Monica Murphy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’ve moved through life doing what’s expected of me. I’m the middle daughter, the dutiful daughter. The one who braved a vicious attack and survived. The one who devoted herself to her family’s business empire. The one who met an ambitious man and fell in love. We were going to run Fleur Cosmetics together, Zachary and I.

Until he got a promotion and left me in the dust. Maybe it’s for the best, between his disloyalty and his wandering eye. But another man was waiting for me. Wanting me. He too has an overwhelming thirst for success, just like Zachary—perhaps even more so. He’s also ruthless. And mysterious. I know nothing about Ryder McKay beyond that he makes me feel things I’ve never felt before.

One stolen moment, a kiss, a touch . . . and I’m hooked. Ryder’s like a powerful drug, and I’m an addict who doesn’t want to be cured. He tells me his intentions aren’t pure, and I believe him. For once, I don’t care. I’m willing to risk everything just to be with him. Including my heart. My soul.

My everything.

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Review: Checkmate

Checkmate
Checkmate by Diana Nixon
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Smart, beautiful and ambitious, Scarlett Wilson never thought that trouble could be that irresistible. After she wakes up in a handsome stranger’s bed, with nothing but the vague memories of the night they spent together, her life changes tremendously. What she thought was the biggest mistake ever, turns out to be the only thing her body and mind would never let her forget.
Who would have thought that the only witness to Scarlett’s night adventures would become the new head of her father’s company that she had been dreaming to head for years? The owner of the most gorgeous face and the most impossible temper ever, Dominick Altier will make the wildest of her fantasies come true…
Is falling in love with the devil worth giving up dreams and betraying principles?
Will setting the rules help retain dignity?
Or will losing a match become the only way to win the game?

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Review: The Offer

The Offer
The Offer by Karina Halle
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

She thinks he’s an arrogant playboy.
He thinks she’s an uptight prude.
But he’s about to make her an offer she can’t refuse.

Nicola Price used to have it all – a great career, the perfect boyfriend, an excessive shoe collection and an apartment in one of San Francisco’s best neighborhoods. But when she gets knocked up and her asshat boyfriend leaves her high and dry, Nicola’s perfectly crafted world comes tumbling down. And stays that way.

Now, Nicola is the proud single mom to a five-year old daughter and living a giant lie. She can barely afford their ghetto apartment and all the men she dates run when they hear she comes with a child. She’s struggling and scared – and nowhere near where she thought she’d be at age thirty-one.

Her saving grace comes in the form of a tall, handsome and wealthy Scotsman Bram McGregor, the older brother of her friend Linden. Bram understands a thing or two about pride, so when tragic circumstances place Nicola at rock bottom, he offers them a place to live in the apartment complex he owns. It’s pretty much the perfect deal, so as long as she doesn’t mind living beside Bram, a man that, despite his generosity, seems to antagonize her at every turn.

But nothing in life is free and as Nicola gets her feet back on the ground, she discovers that the enigmatic playboy may end up costing her more than she thought.

She might just lose her heart.

Those McGregor brothers are nothing but trouble…

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