Thursday, March 31, 2016

Taint by Tara Dawn

TAINT (The SNAP Trilogy #2)TAINT by Tara Dawn

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Writing: ★★★★★
Story: ★★★★★
Characters: ★★★★★

Overall rating: 5.0

*I was given this book as an ARC in exchange for an honest review*

*****5 "I want more!" Stars*****
This book picks up where Cash, Hazel, Phil, Cady, and Erick left off in Snap. And Author, Tara Dawn, wastes no time getting right to it!

"Phil doesn't deserve a quick death. He deserves what he's done to everyone else and more."
Hazel ends up back in the clutches of Phil.. and one thing about Phil, he lives up to his reputation of being over the top batshit crazy! His form of "love" is some of the most fucked up I've seen. He's not happy unless he is bringing Hazel to the brink of death. He wants to break her body as well as her mind, to completely control her. But, most of all, he wants to keep her away from Cash.

Cash will do anything to get her back. Whatever it takes. I love this character, He's strong, alpha, and isn't afraid to show a little vulnerability. He and Hazel are soulmates that keep getting ripped apart by the most tragic of circumstances.

Cash has told Hazel the worst thing about himself, and even though she's angry, she can't deny that she loves, and craves, him.
There are a lot of characters in this series to keep up with. But each are well placed and have a purpose in the story. I haven't found a single one that made me think, "Hmmm, what's the point?" It's like a finely choreographed chess game with all the pieces moving in sync for a common goal. To get Cash and Hazel back to each other, where they belong.
Taint, like Snap, is dark. I love dark. I crave dark. And Author, Tara Dawn, feeds my craving. She took me, as a reader, right into the book. I felt like I was standing there in the same room with these characters, feeling the pain of loss, and hoping for survival.

It's hard to say much about the story line in this book without giving away any major spoilers.

I want book three. I want it right now. So write fast Tara! I'll be waiting!
Like Snap, Taint ends in a cliffy. I knew this going in but... damn it... it still took my breath away... literally! At the end. I was screaming "NOOOOOO!" at my Kindle... okay and yes, at Tara Dawn too...
I can't even put into words how much I loved this second book in the Snap series. I didn't want it to end, I didn't want to put the book down, I wanted the entire story to keep going until I find out who does what!

But noooo.... Tara has to tease us! Again!
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Monday, March 28, 2016

Feral Cravings by Jenika Snow

Feral Cravings (Luecross Wolves, #1)Feral Cravings by Jenika Snow

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Writing: ★★★
Story: ★★★
Characters: ★★★

Overall rating: 3.0

This had the basis for a really good story... but as it was, it was rushed. Too rushed. I didn't even have time to get to know the characters. The whole story lacked any depth.

But this was meant to be a short story, it was meant to take the reader on a quick ride, and it delivered that.

I only wish that Ms. Snow would have slowed down a little, fleshed out a bit more of the characters, put this story idea into a longer book. So since I seem to be on the fence about it all, i'll split the difference and give it a 3 Star rating.

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Raze by Tillie Cole

Raze (Scarred Souls, #1)Raze by Tillie Cole

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Writing: ★★★★
Story: ★★★★
Characters: ★★★★

Overall rating: 4.0

****4 "Revengeful" Stars****

What an amazing story! So intense! I love intense!!

Raze, also known as "818" is a prisoner in the Gulag, where he was taken as a little boy, an underground fighting ring where they fight to the death. Everyday of his life since he arrived there has been kill or be killed.

His past is wiped from his memory from the drugs that are constantly pumped into his body, but the forethought of another fighter had him carving the name of the person who put him there into the wall of his cell. It's the only thing he knows for sure when there is a chance for escape from the prison.

Arriving back in New York, Raze finds who he's looking for in an underground fight club. Alik Durov. He doesn't know how it is that Alik is responsible, but his gut and some vague memories that pop up in his mind at random times, tell him he is.

Kisa recognizes Raze as the boy from her childhood, the boy she was in love with and never got over. But how could it be?

To go any further into it in this review would cause spoilers, so I'm just going to point you to the blurb and then to Amazon and tell you that this is a must read if you enjoy a little bit of darkness in your reads!

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Redeeming Rhys by Mary E. Palmerin

Redeeming RhysRedeeming Rhys by Mary E. Palmerin
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Writing: ★★
Story: ★★
Characters: ★★

Overall rating: 2.0

This book was just painful to be honest. I love a dark read, and I do mean dark, intense mindfucks, but this one just didn't hit the mark for me. So many times I really wanted to quit and mark it down as a DNF.. but it was so short that I just kept going. And the more I read, the longer the book seemed.

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Monster by Jessica Gadziala

MonsterMonster by Jessica Gadziala

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Writing: ★★★★
Story: ★★★★
Characters: ★★★★★

Overall rating: 4.3

Breaker has managed a few things in his life. He had rules. He didn't mess with families and did not, under any circumstance, deal in women.

Until Lex.

Until Alex.

Breaker has managed to stay out of Lex's way, take care of his own business and not get caught up in any of Lex's dirty deals.

Until now.

Now he has a woman locked up in an abandoned, gutted, train car. A woman he may have to do everything he's vowed *not* to do to a woman, including killing her.

But Breaker doesn't have a choice. Lex has his best friend, Shooter, and if Breaker doesn't take care of this job, Lex will kill Shooter.

Alex is a strong female lead. I liked her, I liked her smart mouth, attitude, and sass.

Breaker and Alex were great together and their story kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the story.

This book flowed well, I enjoyed it and have found a new author to follow!

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Clubwhore by Kim Jones

Clubwhore (Devil's Renegade MC, #1)Clubwhore by Kim Jones
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Writing: ★★★
Story: ★★★
Characters: ★★★★

Overall rating: 3.3

What to say about this book. Yeah, that's a tough one.


First, it was longer than it needed to be. I got so tired of Delilah's whining that I started to skim... a lot. No matter how much skimming I did, it was still there, her incessant whining.

Bryce. Hot, dominant, and sexy. Just too bad he didn't get the attention he really deserved in this book.

There is love there... and from Delilah we get all the feelings, all the emotion. From Bryce, when he finally admits it, it's brief. Basically a sideline in the book.

I didn't *hate* this book, it really had a great foundation to be a great story. But it had loose ends. What about her brother? As controlling as he was, and how he only had 2 things on his mind when it came to Delilah, taking her money and giving her pain, he just evaporated from the story. Did he never try to find her?

I just felt that there were too many loose ends and too much internal dialog.. but I do have to say that some of Delilah's internal dialog was pretty funny.

Not sure I'll continue with the rest of this series when it's available. I'll just have to see if I'm curious enough about Bryce and Delilah.. or if it's going to be about other characters.

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