Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Review: Burn For Me

Burn For Me (Phoenix Fire, #1)Burn For Me by Cynthia Eden
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Book Cover ★★★★
Book Blurb ★★★★
Writing ★★★
Character Development ★★★★
Ending ★★★★★
Heat Rating ★★★★

Overall Rating 4.0

This book for the most part was really enjoyable, and at times edge of your seat and heartbreaking. I really enjoyed the concept of Subject Thirteen... Cain O'Connor. He was a new breed of paranormal men for me. And mmmm... he was HOT! In more ways than one!

"I'm the monster in the dark. The big, fucking bad wolf. I've seen hell, and I've bought hell to earth."
I mean really, he had me at "big, fucking bad wolf"!

But I do have one major gripe that kept this from being a 5 star for me... Eve. Things were just way to convenient when it came to this character. It was like the author kept throwing things in there for convenience. Couple cases in point:

"The motorcycle roared to life. Cain had jumped on behind her, his body curved around hers. Eve gripped the handlebars and she drove that bike the hell out of there. She knew her motorcycles. Knew exactly how to handle them."

Well, damn good thing there just happened to be one right there then, huh? And that this woman just happened to know how to drive it.

Then they are riding this bike outrunning the bullets, and then...

" she needed to get away as fast as possible.
Good thing she knew this area.
And the perfect safe house."

Well damn, isn't that just the lucky break!

But someone has a bullet wound... well enter Eve.

"'They'll save him,' Eve said, sounding so certain. 'The wound was all gore, but nothing vital had been hit.'
He glanced her way.
'Two years of med school,' she explained with a sigh. Her eyes closed as if she were tired. 'I know what death looks like.'"

Wow, she's just a Jane of all trades that one.

There were many instances like that in the book, but I didn't really start noticing them until about midway through.

Outside of that complaint, I did enjoy the story. Enjoyed the fresh new spin on what Cain was, and what happened to him when he changed. I liked the fact that it was Eve that smelled "like fucking candy..." to him, making her irrisistable to him.

Eve's internal monologue was, at times, pretty hysterical! I loved the snarkiness!

Snarkiness always wins me over for a character!

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Mind blowing!

The Sordid Promise (A Sordid Love, #1)The Sordid Promise by Courtney Lane
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Book Cover ★★★★
Book Blurb ★★★★
Writing ★★★
Character Development ★★★★
Ending ★★★★
Heat Rating ★★★★★

Overall Rating 4.0 Stars
310 Pages

My first thought as soon as I finished this book...

I don't even know what to say about this book! It was different, but I loved it. It was confusing at times, but I loved it!

This was a book I couldn't put down, I had to keep going to find out what the next totally screwed up thing was that was going to happen. There were a lot of surprises in this book. Just when you thought you had it figured out, nope, it made a complete 180° turn.

The odd thing about this book, and I've seen it said in numerous reviews... half the time I had no idea what the hell was going on, and at the end... I still wasn't sure!

The preface says this, "If you are not a fan of erotic, dark and twisted romances, psychological thrillers, or complicated romances this story will not appeal to you." Well hell... color me there for that alone! This book was exactly that and more.

This book also deals with some very touchy issues, such as suicide. Not something I normally want to read about in my books, but the author tells those parts of the story very well.

The sex in this book was erotic and ohhh sooo hot! It was usually well placed, and made sense in the grand scheme of the story, but there were a couple of times that I was like.. "damn, they're going to have sex again", and I'd have to do a little skimming.

About skimming... this is not really a book you can or should do that with. You *will* miss something important. I spent a lot of time backing up and re-reading some things. It's like watching a thriller on TV, don't turn away for a moment.. or you'll miss something that could effect the whole plot. Yeah, this book was like that!

The characters in this book are all messed up in the head... not just the main character(s)... but every single character in this book is dark and twisted in some way.

This book was twisted, totally fucked up, and one mind-fuck after the other.

Did I mention I loved it?

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Changes Are Happenin'! Right after my procrastination break!

Yup, I've decided to redo my blog and right now I'm a hot mess!

So please, give me a couple days and I'll have *something* up here that resembles an actual site and not like Pepto Bismol exploded all over a movie theater, and definitely not something that just makes you want to bash your head (or mine!) against your (or my!!) keyboard!

So while you wait.. ponder this.. (cause I've been procrastinating for 2 days... and I *really* believe it should be a virtue!!)