Under the Surface by Anne Calhoun #Review

Under the Surface by Anne Calhoun #Review
Posted by Shari on May 30, 2016 / 6 Comments

Well, I went into this book thinking it was the start of a new series. It was new to me, but actually the 4th book in the series. Not knowing this I can honestly say you can read this as a stand alone and not feel confused. If there were past characters in the book, Anne did a great job of introducing them to me as new characters and I love the fact that I didn’t have to have a […]

A Lady in the Smoke by Karen Odden

A Lady in the Smoke by Karen Odden
Posted by Sophia Rose on May 29, 2016 / 7 Comments

Victorian era romantic suspense sounded all sorts of goodness to me so I snatched this one up and settled in.  The new to me author did a fantastic job of establishing historical backdrop and an engaging plot from the beginning.  It slows down in the middle and comes rushing through at the end.  I was left wishing that it wasn’t over and wistfully hoping this is not the last of the author’s efforts at mysteries set in that world and […]

Yakkety Yak Let’s Chat – Discussing the Discussion

Yakkety Yak Let’s Chat – Discussing the Discussion
Posted by Sophia Rose on May 29, 2016 / 17 Comments

I have enjoyed flitting around to many blogs and engaging in discussion posts.  Some bloggers do discussions as a regular feature or with some regularity while others treat it more as an as needed thing.  I’ve appreciated all these discussion posts for a few reasons and I’d like to share them here for my own first discussion post of the year (yes, I do see the irony). First of all, I enjoy engaging in some analytical thinking that has to […]

Bluewater Bay #DelightedBytheSeries

Bluewater Bay #DelightedBytheSeries
Posted by Sophia Rose on May 28, 2016 / 12 Comments

Bluewater Bay Lights, camera, action!  A small town on Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula is the setting for a popular paranormal TV series that becomes the background for a new series of romances written by multiple authors.  I enjoyed this set up in another series so I was eager to try it again with this story. I had the opportunity to listen to the first two books back to back so chose them for a series review.  I’ll do a quick […]

Rock Courtship by Nalini Singh #AfternoonDelight

Rock Courtship by Nalini Singh #AfternoonDelight
Posted by Shari on May 27, 2016 / 8 Comments

David is known as the Gentleman of Rock. He also has a thing for Thea, the band’s publicist. Only problem? Thea doesn’t date clients, even if that client is David, who would never hurt her. David only wants her and is a friend to her when her boyfriend cheats which puts him in a bad place. He gives her time to heal, but when he finally asks her out, she shuts him down cold. What’s a guy to do besides ask […]

DNF Reviews – The uh no way!

DNF Reviews – The uh no way!
Posted by Sophia Rose on May 27, 2016 / 16 Comments

DNF at 4 hours I was intrigued by the blurb and a chance at a new to me author and new to me narrator.  The opening for this story produced a good strong plot and intriguing characters, but it didn’t stay that way for me. The general plot remained of interest and that is what kept me listening- a young woman being forced by her father to marry a revolting man, a father with secrets and reasons for his actions, […]

Z by Larissa Ione #Review

Z by Larissa Ione #Review
Posted by Shari on May 26, 2016 / 12 Comments

I love Larissa Ione’s Demonica world. Just bad people who have some morals, but hide them pretty good. Zhubaal took the dive from angel to fallen angel when the love of his life had her wings taken away from her when she committed treason. Finding her was another matter since she died and her soul was placed in waiting to be reborn. Only no one knows where she was reborn too. So for a very long time Zhubaal has worked for […]

Burned by Karen Marie Moning #Review

Burned by Karen Marie Moning #Review
Posted by Sophia Rose on May 26, 2016 / 20 Comments

I came to this book after recently finishing Iced.  I was ready to keep pursuing story threads that were introduced in Iced.  I liked where it was going and how all the characters were interacting.  This one picked up some of those threads for which I was glad, but it was one of those ‘be careful what you wish for’ reads.  Interesting things happened, but it will depend on perspective to decide if it made for a good installment to […]

Untwisted by Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott #AfternoonDelight

Untwisted by Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott #AfternoonDelight
Posted by Shari on May 25, 2016 / 2 Comments

Untwisted is the follow up story to Twisted in the Lost in Oblivion series about a band that is at the start of stardom but somewhat falling apart as they all find love. Twisted is the love story of Jazz and Gray, members of Lost of Oblivion. If you haven’t read the book or review, then I suggest you skip reading this one because it will reveal spoilers as there isn’t a good way to review Untwisted without telling you […]

Twisted by Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott #Review

Twisted by Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott #Review
Posted by Shari on May 25, 2016 / 6 Comments

I started off by reading book one in the Lost in Oblivion series since I got Rocked free on ARe during their Earth Day celebration. While that book was long, I was hooked on the band and how they all fall in love. These aren’t easy books that were created. The band doesn’t always get along and sometimes they do things that alienate each other so bad. With Twisted, they are trying to get back to being a band, writing and […]