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Dark Hearts by P.L. Midnight

My edition: Kindle Unlimited
Pages:466
Series: Stand alone
Rating: No Rating DNF @ 15%

Synopsis:

A few months ago, I’d never heard of Dark Hearts, an organization dedicated to the destruction of the entire human race.
As far as the Order goes, they’re supposedly the good guys although I question some of their tactics. The names stands for nothing more than their goal, which is trying to maintain order among the planets and keep the inhabitants safe.

A few months ago, my life was the simple existence of a normal teenage girl. I’d never heard of either of those organizations. I had a mother that loved me and a roof over my head.

A few months ago, my biggest problem was not have a boyfirend. Now I have six or is that seven… even that has become complicated because you see they’re all gorgeous males that would do anything for me, however they aren’t human.

You say how can a normal teenage girl fall in love so quickly with a gargoyle, two wendigoes, a sun seraph, a warlock and a shape-shifter? I don’t know. I only know that I do love them all and possibly an ancient vampire. My mother is missing and an ice storm is brewing. Could my life get more complicated…

This is a paranormal reverse harem romance. It contains sexual situations and some bold language.

Review:

Okay so lately I’ve just been in the mood of a reverse harem story. So I’ve just decided to try different authors and see what happens. This book doesn’t have the highest rating out there. That should turn me away but I do like the unpopular or lowly rating books. Why? My brain wants to know why such low ratings for myself. I also tend to like stories and movies that most people tend to hate.

So when I saw this, I looked at the blurb. It seems interesting. Only I do have a caution on the wendigoes. Mainly because I know a wendigo is a creature who use to be a man but got stuck in a harsh winter and had to resort to cannibalism. Should be interesting, right?

Unfortunately I didn’t get to really find out. The story sounds promising if it wasn’t for the fact the writing seems like a twelve year old. I just couldn’t get past the writing.

Sorry I tried.

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Lately with Reviews…

Sorry I haven’t been posting much. I have been reading some books lately that I just don’t feel anything for. Just meh. I do rate them on Goodreads but I haven’t wrote a review about them because all I really need to say is just a sentence or two. I don’t know if it’s me burnt out or if it’s the books I’ve been reading.

I’ve been in the mood for reverse harem. Most books that are like this I have been finding good and bad like with all genres, but the catch is I end up not really connecting. I really don’t know if it is me or if it is the books that I have been reading. There were a few that I did write a review about but most of the books just haven’t hit the spot.

I did a little shopping spree, I have now several new books that I need to read and will hopefully start writing reviews again. I am trying to find more subjects to do Top 10 on. I will probably try to do a Top 10 every month.

Again I will try to post more reviews. If you have an recommendations on books or a top 10 subject you would like to see, feel free to comment.

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Knights by Ava Ryant

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

Synopsis:

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.

Review:

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.

 

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Vicious by L.J. Shen

My edition: Kindle Unlimited
Pages:328
Series: Sinners of Saint #1
Rating: 4 stars

Synopsis:

Emilia

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.

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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.

Review:

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.

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Fallen Elemental by Tamara White

My edition: Kindle Unlimited
Pages:156
Series: Evelyn Storm #1
Rating: No Rating. DNF

Synposis:

I thought I was human. I thought I could finish school, leave my abusive parents and my old life behind. I was wrong. I’m an elemental and I can use not just one element but all of them. That’s not all though, I can control llightning. No elemental is able to control lightning but I’m not just any elemental. A prophecy has marked me as the ultimate power.

Review:

I couldn’t finish this. There were just so many wrongs and no rights. I shall list.

  1. The writing

The writing is terrible. Needs major editing.

2. The heroes

The heroes find the girl that they are “destined” to be with, but all four heroes are connected to her. That is not what made me irritable. What made me irritable is that four guys just found out that they have to share a girl and totally act like it’s a normal everyday occurrence. I don’t care who you are there will always be tension when it comes to guys having to share. Even if they finally come to an agreement there will still be some tension. Especially at first.

3. The heroine

Four boys who are brand new to the school, show interest in her. She decides to fully trust them. One even tells her right before she has her eighteenth birthday that she is an elemental. Once she does turn elemental she finds out she is the most powerful one and that she is apart of a prophecy. What is her reaction? Okay. No freak out ever. When the heroes tell her that she is connected to all of them, again no freak out. She wasn’t believable.

I couldn’t finish this book because of this. I wasn’t enjoying the story. I couldn’t connect to any of the characters. The heroine was so unrealistic. I’m not discouraging anyone to not read this, I am just saying why I DNFed the book.

 

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Trickery by Jaymin Eve, Jane Washington

My edition: Kindle Unlimited
Pages: 298
Series: Curse of the Gods #1
Rating: 5 stars

Synopsis:

Willa Knight: Dweller. Slave. Non-magical being.

In Minatsol, being a dweller means that you are literally no better than dirt. In fact, dirt might actually be more useful than Willa. Her life will be one of servitude to the sols, the magic-blessed being who could one day be chosen to become gods.

At least her outer village is far removed from the cities of the sols, and she won’t ever be forced to present herself to them… Until one small mistake changes everything, and Willa is awarded a position to serve at Blesswood, the top sol academy in the world- a position that she definitely did not earn.

Under the sudden, watchful eye of the gods, she will be tasked to serve the Abcurse brothers, five sols built of arrogance, perfection and power. They are almost gods themselves, and under their service she is either going to end up sentenced to death, or else they are going to ruin her so badly that she will wish for it.

Either way, she is in trouble.

Review:

All I needed to do was stay away from fire, tar, sharp things, pointy things, serrated things, hot things, breathing things, living things, and sacred things.

Do you like a heroine who is clumsy? Do you like a heroine who has a smart mouth? Do you like a heroine who saves herself? Look no further.

In the world of Minatsol there are two races, the sols and the dwellers. The sols are magical beings that can be chosen by the gods to become gods in Topia. Dwellers are the low non magical beings that few are chosen to serve the sols. The elite academy for the best of the best sols is Blesswood which is right smack center of Minatsol. There are nine rings around Blesswood. Our heroine Willa is from the seventh ring. With one little alteration she ended up being chosen to go to Blesswood. But unfortunatly her village leader miss spelled her name to Will. Thought that she is a boy she is assigned to the five Abcurse brothers who make it their life to get dwellers fired.

Willa had me rolling on the floor.

Blesswood dwellers didn’t come back to the outlying villages, despite that Emmy had promised-nope, they were destined for bigger and better things. Like being hogtied and sacrificed to the Gods for accidentally tripping and punching the sacred balls of one of the sacred sols.

I don’t think I have found a heroine I have love this much this year as much as I love Willa. She is a woman who won’t bow down. She is also a big time klutz who tends to look at the worst of things.

“I’ve wanted to see skyreachers my entire life. Did you know that hundreds of sols can live in one building? It’s ingenious.”
All I heard was ‘did you know that hundreds of sols can all die in one go?’ Ingenious clearly equaled insane in Emmy-talk.

“I never really believed Teacher Hardy’s theory. He ate sardines for lunch, It’s never good to trust a person who eats sardines.”

(According to Willa I shouldn’t trust Wy.)

It’s quotes like this that made me laugh. I loved the story. The flow was done amazing. I was hooked from the start. I loved the world both authors have created. There were a few misspelled words but that was something I could look past. Mostly because I don’t really know if they spell a word one way in Australia that is different from that of USA.

Plus for many who know me, know I love Spartacus who has a saying I love most of all.

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So when Willa muttered those same words, you can bet my little but was cheering.

“What?” I asked defensively. “Just trying to be polite.”
“We’re here to kill her,” Siret reminded me, his voice a frustrated groan.
“Don’t see why we can’t kill her politely.” 

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Seductive Secrets by Carrie James Haynes

My edition: Kindle (owned)
Pages:308
Series: Secret Lives #1
Rating: No rating. DNF @ page 237 out of 308

Synopsis:

Someone wants Alyce Hythe dead…

Shunned from London society for being the daughter of England’s most notorious spy, Alyce Hythe desires only to clear her father’s name. For years, she has been hidden away from all prying eyes, given a new identity and told to forget who she was. But strange things have been happening causing old rumors to once more be whispered. Long has Lord Julian Casvelyn lived with guilt brought on when his brother was murdered by England’s most infamous traitor. But one eventful night has changed everything Lord Julian believed about his brother’s death. Never did he suspect the woman he has just saved from certain harm is the daughter of that man. Now Julian is caught in midst of a conspiracy and desire for that woman. Thrown together by fate, the two search for answers long denied them and along the way discover a love that can free them both.

Review:

Okay this story confused me to no end. Half the time I didn’t even know what is going on.

To start this was sort of okay at the beginning. It held promise. It had many grammatical errors. But the book is a freebie so I let that slip but it seemed to get worse after 50%. Unfortunately the grammar wasn’t the only problem that got worse after halfway.

The story didn’t make much sense to me. It seemed to jump around to much. I didn’t buy the love story. The mystery was confusing. I just wasn’t following. Charles was also a big confusing mess for me. The way he acted and how he was supposedly portrayed were conflicting each other.

There was a point that was hit, that made me just say screw it. I didn’t want to DNF another book but this was just getting out of hand. I couldn’t take it anymore. So I am going to not waste time on this book any further. Just wasn’t for me.

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Top Ten: Men We Wouldn’t Have Taken Back (books)

We all have these guys. While reading a book you can’t help but shake your head at the heroine who takes these dirtballs back. The men I am about to list come from only books while the ones from movies will have their own list. Don’t worry I will be making a list for women as well. Some of these men even come from books that I have rated highly but that doesn’t mean that the guy isn’t a total d-bag.

As I will be taking about why these guys are like this, I will be giving away plot points whether they are major or small. Soo…

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10. Brently King, King by T.M. Frazier.

While I do love this book, I wouldn’t have taken King back. Doe walks in on King getting head from another woman after they have a connection moment. Doe storms to the dock where Bear gives her a way out from King. King then comes to find both together just about to kiss. King pulls a gun on Bear telling his best friend that he would shoot him if he touches “his girl”. As Doe tries to run away King catches her. They have an argument which then turns into hot, angry, claiming sex. I don’t know about you but I wouldn’t have forgiven ol’ Brently so quickly. (I’m trying to figure out if I’m spelling his name right.) Let’s not forget the fact this is the guy holding Doe for a debt that her hooker friend’s mistake.

9. Andrew, Reasonable Doubt series by Whitney G.

Andrew is a full blown asshole. He treats Aubrey like shit at first. Aubrey makes him work back for it. But still this man would have made my shit list if he did this to me.

8. Kona, Thin Love by Eden Butler

Kona has a huge temper. I thought his and Kiera’s relationship was rather toxic. Even after years past and he didn’t want anything to do with her until he sees his son, he still gets doubts in his mind out Kiera and his twin brother which never happened. Oh and there  was the issue with steroids.

 7. Jared, Bully by Penelope Douglas

After one summer with his dad, Jared comes back and ends up being a complete ass to Tate. Though she didn’t do anything wrong, Jared still treats her horribly.  When their senior year comes around they start to give in to their attraction. I’m sorry but if my best friend came back and was a huge ass to me for four years, he wouldn’t even be a blip on my relationship radar.

6. Dominic, Dominic by L.A. Casey

Dominic and Bronagh’s relationship reminds me a lot like Kona and Kiera’s. These two are really immature, but Dominic tends to be to cocky and at times treats Bronagh as his personal toy.

5. Caulter, Prick by Sabrina Paige

Well it is in the title. Caulter treats his heroine like a sex toy. He’s arrogant and self centered. There really isn’t much to say about him. To me there wasn’t much to his character.

4. Lucas aka “Bo”, Complicate Me by M. Robinson

Pretty much through this whole book, Lucas puts Alex on the back burner and sleeps with almost every girl in town because their friends and family keep getting in the way. Reason why Lucas is up high on this list is because even though he said he loves Alex, he decided to let everyone from the outside control their relationship instead of being a man and saying there is no other girl for me but Alex. Did he do that? No.

3.. Alejandro Martinez, El Diablo by M. Robinson

Martinez is known as El Diablo. What he really should be known as is El Estúpido. Martinez treats Lexi horrible and yet she still wants him. After everything he puts her through, no way would I take him back.

2.. Reed Royal, Paper Princess

So far Reed is one of my top Assholes. He treats our heroine like total garbage because of where she came from. He’s pretty much the spoiled rich boy that everyone tends to hate. Not to mention when he gets into a relationship with Ella he then sleeps with his dad’s ex which Ella walks in on. Reed is the typical arrogant jerk who only cares about himself.

1. Hunter, Wanderlust by Skye Warren

This guy takes the cake. Hunter kidnaps Evie. Holds her against her will. Rapes her repeatedly. When she can finally escapes, he finds her again. Hunter takes her to the police station where he has a written confession, but instead of turning him in, Evie forgives Hunter and ends up marrying him.

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Who is your number one guy you wouldn’t take back?

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Shine Not Burn by Elle Casey

My edition: Kindle Unlimited
Pages:354
Series: Shine Not Burn #1
Rating: 4 stars

Synopsis:

Andie Marks, known as “Party Girl” in her college days, is now a whip-smart lawyer on the fast track to success. Determined to move on from a bad break-up, she joins her girlfriends for a wild bachelorette weekend in Las Vegas, promising to let her hair down just this once.

Vegas is a blur of cocktails and blackjack, and in the middle of it all she meets Mack, a real-life cowboy with a winning hand and an irresistible body. They get luck in the casino and luckier back at the hotel, a hot night of passion that was definitely not part of Andie’s life plan.

By dawn Mack is gone and all she has to remember their one-night romance is a hangover and a pile of casino chips. Or so she thinks…

Review:

I am new to the drunk in Las Vegas wake up married trope. So far… I like it.I highly enjoyed this. Andie at times was pretty funny.

Andie had just been broken up with over text message right before she leaves for Vegas. Once there she sees Mack at the blackjack table. She is transfixed. Going over to talk to him, she trips and spills her drink all over him. After Mack gets cleaned up, they gamble together. After a few more drinks and a pile of chips, Andie and Mack head up to her room.

Fast forward two years later. Andie is now engaged and filing for a marriage license. Only to have the courthouse to call her back up and let her know that she is already married and needs to send over divorce papers.

Andie takes a trip to middle of no where Oregan where she meets Mack’s family. Mack tells her he doesn’t believe in divorce and won’t sign the papers.

There were times I really couldn’t stand Andie. I loved Mack. He was awesome. His wedding vows were hilarious and totally adorable at the same time, some how. The ending seemed a little lack luster for me. But I still liked the story.

I don’t think I will read the second book because I really wasn’t a fan of Ian or Candice.  It seems to be more drama than should be.  I may change my mind in the future.

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Finding My Pack by Lane Whitt

My edition: Kindle Unlimited
Pages: 430
Series: My Pack #1
Rating: 4 Stars

Synopsis:

Abondoned as a baby and forced to grow up way too fast, Kitten has learned to live and survive by her own unique code. When Kitten is at her lowest point and thinks she can’t carry on, she meets an extraordinary group of men who welcome her into their home and their hearts, showing her more kindness than she has ever known. What will happen when she fnds out the secrets they keep? They may be more connected than they all thought when secrets about Kitten begin to surface as well.

Review:

I love reverse harem stories. Don’t ask why! I just do. I saw this and thought what the heck.

I was going in thinking that I will probably not like this, but it turns out that I do. Kitten flows well with the boys. I liked the story line and thought some parts were just extremely cute. I don’t have much to say other than I liked the story.

This may also have to do with the fact I hardly slept last night because I was reading and I am just to tired to really put any effort into writing. Moving on to second book. Also found out third book isn’t out yet. I have to wait a whole month. Damn.

I do have one major problem though. The ending. Not a fan.