Book Reviews

Knights by Ava Ryant

My edition: Kindle Unlimited
Pages: 172
Series: Aurum #1
Rating: 2 stars


Ashlyn is desperate to leave the confines of the Citadel she has practical been imprisoned in since childhood. For her own safety. Finally able to fulfill her calling as the Erede of the realm she is determined to follow her own path. Unfortunately she is saddled with five arrogant but rather handsome Knights of the Order, who are equally determined to see her returned to the safety of the Citadel. At least she will have something nice to look at on her travels, if only she could ignore haughty attitudes.

No one more than she know’s how dangerous the job of Erede can be, after all the previous Erede was assassinated. Yet the more she tries to keep them at bay the more she realizes she needs them. Finding great joy and heartbreaking sorrow is just the beginning of her journey and she needs the knights to face what’s coming.


Another book that more planning should have taken place. Had potential but the execution was a fell a little short.  The author could be a bit better at describing the world around Ashlyn better. I think there should have been a little less sex and more relationship building. At first Ashlyn and the knights feel the connection then BAM! they are all in love. Not really believable.

I just couldn’t fall in love with this let alone like. I said it before it had great potential, it just need more detail.


Book Reviews

Vicious by L.J. Shen

My edition: Kindle Unlimited
Series: Sinners of Saint #1
Rating: 4 stars



They say love and hate are the same feelings experienced under different circumstances, and it’s true.
The man who comes to me in my dreams also haunts me in my nightmares.
He is a brilliant lawyer.
A skilled criminal.
A beautiful liar.
A bully and a savior, a monster and a lover.
Ten years ago he made me run away from the small town where we liver. Now, he came for me in New York, and he isn’t leaving until he takes me with him.


She is a starving artist.
Pretty and evasive like cherry blossom.
Ten years ago, she barged into my life unannounced and turned everything upside down.
She paid the price.
Emilia LeBlanc is completely off-limits, my best friend’s ex-girlfriend. The woman who knows my darkest secret, and the daughter fothe cheap Help we hired to take car of out estate.
That should deter me from chasing her, but it doesn’t.
So she hates me. Big fucking deal.
She better get used to me.


This is my first L.J. Shen book. I hated her hero. Vicious is the top hero that I hate. I’m going to write another Top 10 Men we wouldn’t take back and Vicious will be #1.

I’m probably going to be the odd man out in say that I do not like Vicious. I liked the story from Emilia’s perspective but I was really rooting for her to get back with Dean. But oh well. Not the first time I rooted for a supporting character.

The main reason I really didn’t like Vicious is because of the way he treated people. He also had a nickname for Emilia. Help. I would drop kick this guy in the nads just for calling me that.

The writing was great. Especially after some of the books I have just recently read.  I would have loved this book if it was for the Hero and the part he played. If this would have went in a way of her going back to Dean, I would have really loved it. But I might just be the odd man out on that.