Sunday, November 4, 2012

Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet (Charley Davidson #4) by Darynda Jones

Charley is recovering from the attack she suffered in the last book. She is having big time issues with agoraphobia. She has been buying multiple unnecessary things through the shopping channel and the boxes are covering the chair where she was tortured. She calls this area of her apartment Area 51. It has been two months since she has worked.
When a new client comes knocking she can't say no and when everyone thinks the young woman is lying, the more Charlie believes her.
She also breaks the two month no contact with Reyes Farrow, the son of Satan. She goes out and looks for him. She discovers he is performing cage fighting but it seems like he also may be fighting real demons too.
We get a glimpse of Donovan a couple of times that makes you want more interaction between him and Charley (sorry Reyes for cheating on you). Donovan is so well written. A biker with a great heart. (I may have a weakness for them- SOA Jax, Tack Motorcycle Man).
Book four has a nice flow, some action, a great scene between Reyes and Charley. Donovan is a plus. Her guardian is cute.
4/5 Fangs

Simply Irresistible (Chinooks Hockey Team #1) by Rachel Gibson

Georgeanne Howard is running away from her own wedding. She knows it wrong to marry an older man for his money and security. She gets in the car of hockey player John Kowalsky. He takes her to his place. He is rude to her when he discovers she was going to marry his boss. But he sleeps with her anyway. The next morning he drops her at the airport without remorse, breaking her heart.
Years later, Gerogeanne has a catering service and by accident meets again with John. He recognizes her immediately and when she leaves something behind, he returns it to her the next morning. He gets the shock of his life when he discovers he has a child.
Can they form a happy family together? Can they forget each other's mistreatments?
I wanted to like this book more than I did. I just didn't like the characters. John was rude multiple times and Georgeanne rumblings were a turn off.
2/5 Fangs

Iced (Dani O'Malley-Fever #6) by Karen Marie Moning

This is part 6 of the Fever Series. Recommend reading them in order.

Dani O'Malley is a fourteen year old girl who is leaving in Dublin after the Wall fell. The Fae are everywhere and she is trying to kill them all. Her Sword of Light and Mack's weapon are the only two tools that can do it.  She has many powers, super hearing, super speed and likes to think of herself as a super hero.
Ryodan is interested in Dani. He forces her to start working for him. She agrees because a friend's life is in danger.
Dani has many hiding places and she has some in common with Dancer.
Dancer is human, super smart, handsome geek a few years older than Dani. He has secrets we don't know about.
And to close the future romance circle we have Christian MacKeltar who is becoming an Unseelie Prince and seems to be obsessed with Dani.
In the middle of all this testosterone, something very dangerous is killing humans and Fae. People and places are being frozen and dying. There is a race to stop this before the world gets destroyed.
I gotta be honest here. I didn't like Dani in earlier books. With trepidation I started Iced and discover that I really liked the book. Ryodan is a super alpha male. KMM writes Dani in a way that you forget she is only 14. Can't wait for her to get older and see who she picks. Christian is a danger that you like to have around and Dancer he is the human boy holding secrets we need to know.
Why do I have to wait longer for the second book.

Spoiler Fangalert: I love that Ryodan bit her and now he can tell where she is at. Love the JZB cameo and can't wait for Mac's confrontation.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Eternal Vows (The Ruby Ring #1) by Chrissy Peebles

Sarah Larker has been investigating Bigfoot for a while. She knows the siting of this tall creatures has to do with her sister's disappearance ten years ago. It doesn't matter that her ex-boyfriend Frank has made fun of her in public. When she follows a creature to a cave, Frank goes in with her. They get transported by a portal to another world.
Sarah is mistaken for Princess Gloria and taken prisioner by King Victor. He forces her to marry him and she agrees to it because the ring that he gives her is a portal to her world.
She escapes Victor and tries to find her sister and avoid getting killed in the process. She discovers she is linked to Victor and that she is attracted to him as well.
Victor is strong and powerful character. I wish there was more interaction between them. That will probably be my one complaint. I think Sarah left too soon. I will read the second book.
3/5 Fangs

Craving Perfect by Liz Fichera

Grace Mills is working at her parents store. Her parents were both killed in an accident. She shares the family business with her sister. She likes scones too much, which is the reason she goes to the gym. She is trying to loose ten pounds and depending of how much she exercises she can eat a scone afterwards. She also attends the gym to get a glimpse of hot Max Kramer.
By way of a magical treadmill she is transported to another dimension where she is thin, famous and her fiancee is Max. On her real life there is someone who is interested in her, Carlos Flores the gym janitor and also a law student.
Soon she must choose one of the two worlds.
2/5 Fangs

Death and the Girl Next Door (Darklight #1) by Darynda Jones

Lorelei McAlister is a high school student. She has two very good friends. They particularly have been nice to her this week. It it the anniversary of her parents disappearance  Lorelei can see visions. She sees a vision she can't understand when she touches a boy. She later sees the same boy at school.
She also notices another high school classmate following her around. His name is Cameron Lusk and he used to be close to her. Now, he is a loner. The two boys seem to hate each other and Lorelei seems to be in the middle.
Soon she discovers what both men are. Her life is all upside down.
I decided to read this YA book because of Miss Jones. I love her adult series. I like that there is NO LOVE TRIANGLE in this book. It made it easy to enjoy. There is a subplot with her secondary characters that keep you interested as well.
3/5 Fangs

Bound to Love by Sally Clements

Jake Forrester meets an interesting woman on the lift. Few minutes later he is kidnapped. When he wakes up he is in a deserted island. To his surprise he is not alone in the island. The gorgeous woman is there with him.
As a security expert he knows his disappearance means leverage on his mother. A heist has been planned and it involves the British Museum, his mother and some Egyptian jewelry.
Tempest MacKenzie is a goldsmith and after leaving the British Museum she gets tangled up with Jake's abduction.
She has always let her intuition guide her and this may be hard to understand for someone in control of his life like Jake.
The book was fast paced, easy reading on an afternoon.
2.5/5 Fangs

The Morning After by Sally Clements

Cara Byrne has had a bad week. She is force to wear a Winnie the Pooh custom for an event. She discovers her almost fiancee is cheating on her. She looses her job and everyone thinks she is dating her best friend, Hollywood actor Ethan Quinn. The worst part is that she just discovered that she actually is attracted to Ethan.
So when he offers her to spent sometime with him in his States home, she can't turn him down.
Ethan has always loved Cara. She is his best friend and confident. But helping her out of the Winnie the Pooh custom has shown him, she is a woman with many curves and he knows he is in trouble. The last thing he needs is to complicate their friendship so he is perplexed when he hears himself inviting her to his home.
Things get only more complicated.

I thought the characters were well developed. I liked that they were good friends for a while. They seem real.
3.5/5 Fangs