The premise for this book was good, but I had a hard time becoming immersed in it. The hero, Trace Weston, was a little to pushy and "MINE!" for me; he needed a few more redeeming qualities besides just loving Skye nearly to death. Skye Sullivan also frustrated me. I do not like wilting-lily heroines and, despite her attempts to boost her courage, she came off as more whiny and weak than endearing to me.
The chemistry between them was pretty good but had little build up and I felt the love scenes could have been a little more fleshed out. With all the high review scores Ms. Eden's books usually garner, I was expecting much more and I'm sad to say I only nominally enjoyed Mine To [...]
June 25, 2013
Micro-Review: Twisted (Dark Protectors #5.5) by Rebecca Zanetti
Twisted was an engaging, quick read that fits nicely into the Dark Protector series lore and ties up some story elements that have been intensifying for the last few books. I enjoyed getting to see the real Terrent Vilks, in both his love and sweetness for Maggie and also his overwhelming ferocity and lethal skill. Maggie's storyline was satisfying as well, especially since Ms. Zanetti doesn't take the easy path for her.
Parts felt a little rushed and I think this could have easily been expanded into a longer length novel. The ending seemed a little too pat and convenient, Terrent going along with it perhaps a tad too easily, but overall this is a great read with a sizzling [...]
June 24, 2013
Book Review: Touched (Sense Thieves #1) by Corrine Jackson
Touched was a great story with awesome characters and a plot that keeps you turning the pages. Touched is GraveTells Must-Read!
June 23, 2013
Micro-Review: Bar Mate (Shifters & Bikers #2, a The Edge short) by Rebecca Royce
This was a good and hot little story, but I felt like I was missing something like little scenes her and there. It also feels incredibly short, which I know is the point, but this one feels too short like it was cut off too abruptly instead of ending smoothly.
That being said, the relationship itself is hot. Both parties seem to be the dominating type, but they have no problem giving and taking with each other. Yvette as a shifter is particularly unafraid of taking charge, but Stark can stand right up to her and understands her. Endearing and intriguing, leaving you wanting more.
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