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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Short Review: The Second Chance Hero by Jeannie Moon


Title: The Second Chance Hero
Author: Jeannie Moon
Series: Forever Love, book 4
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: InterMix
Source: Review copy from publisher
Format: E-book
The eternal bachelor finally finds his match—if he can get her attention…

After her fiancĂ© dies in her arms in Afghanistan, combat nurse Kim Torres decides to get as far away from men and the war as she can. Now a nanny to a little girl, she’s trying to date again, but her heart just isn’t in it. Not even for a man as sexy as Owen Kent…

When Major Owen Kent returns from his deployment with the Marines in Afghanistan, he discovers how much things have really changed. The billionaire CIO’s friends are settling down and having families—things a serial dater like Owen doesn’t expect to do. But he’s also not expecting his friend Harper’s new nanny to be the woman who stole his heart half a world away. Kim may want nothing to do with Owen, but he’s not about to surrender without a fight.
The Second Chance Hero is the fourth book in the Forever Love series by Jeannie Moon.

This book started really good, the prologue sure caught my attention and kept me glued to the pages, but after awhile things started to go downhill thanks to the heroine, Kim Torres. My problem with Kim was her wishy-washy personality and her victim attitude. After the tragedy she lived it was understandable that she would have some traumas. My problem was that even though she behave like a fragile victim and saw herself as a victim, she got irrationally upset when Owen behave with care towards her and kept some things from her to protect her. He had to beg for her forgiveness not once, but twice and all because she couldn’t decide what she wanted in life.
I don’t like wishy-washy heroines and Kim was the epitome of one.

I liked Owen, although his character was a bit farfetched… A billionaire serving three tours in Afghanistan, yes…sure! I liked how caring and special he was with his family, friends and with Kim. At times I thought he was too good for her.

Having problems with Kim didn’t help with my overall enjoyment of the story. If it weren’t for my dislike for her I think I would have loved this book. It wasn’t that I hated it, because that wasn’t the case; it was just simply frustrating (for me) to read.

One thing I have to leave clear is that I’m in the minority regarding this book, most reviewers have loved The Second Chance Hero, so don’t take my words at face value and give this book a chance.

My Verdict: 3 ½ Paws

Other books in the series
The Temporary Wife
Unexpectedly Yours
The Wedding Secret
The Second Chance Hero

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Top Off Tuesday: Found by Alyssa Rose Ivy


Today is Tuesday! You know what that means? Yes, today is that special day in the week when we can treat our eyes to some delicious eye candy. It’s Top Off Tuesday! Top Off Tuesday is a feature hosted by Felicia from The Geeky Book Blogger's Book Blog, Amanda from On a Book Bender, and Christi from Smitten with Reading.

The cover I have for you today is the cover for Found. Found is the third book in The Crescent Chronicles by Alyssa Rose Ivy. I really like this cover, I like the colors and the simplicity of it, the perfect (for me) model’s body has nothing to do with my decision to share it with you… nothing.
I haven’t read this book, but the reviews are really good. I added first book (Flight) to my TBR. Let’s see when I get to read it.

Levi might be hot, strong, and have a cool set of wings, but it's not enough to make up for keeping Allie in the dark.

Allie's tired of being left with more questions than answers. She's tired of loving a guy who refuses to level with her. Most of all, she's tired of her life spinning out of control.

Desperate to save Jess no matter the personal cost, Allie has to face the possibility that the only one she can trust is herself.
If you also want to participate on Top Off Tuesday head over to Felicia’s blog to share your link or just to see which other blogs are participating.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Tour Stop, Early Review, Excerpt & Giveaway: Seventh Grave and No Body by Darynda Jones

Today is your lucky day, as part of the Promo Tour for Seventh Grave and No Body I have many Great things to share with you, starting with my review and continuing with an excerpt, so you can see the awesome-hotness-sauce that is Charley and Reyes together. *swoon* But that is not all, I also have two giveaways for you, in the last one you can vote for my blog. What are you waiting? Go and vote for me! Thank you for your support. 

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Title: Seventh Grave and No Body
Author: Darynda Jones
Series: Charley Davidson, book 7
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Source: Review copy from publisher
“Twelve. Twelve of the deadliest beasts ever forged in the fires of hell have escaped onto our plane, and they want nothing more than to rip out the jugular of Charley Davidson and serve her lifeless, mangled body to Satan for dinner. So there’s that. But Charley has more on her plate than a mob of testy hellhounds. For one thing, her father has disappeared, and the more she retraces his last steps, the more she learns he was conducting an investigation of his own, one that has Charley questioning everything she’s ever known about him. Add to that an ex-BFF who is haunting her night and day, a rash of suicides that has authorities baffled, and a drop-dead sexy fiancĂ© who has attracted the attentions of a local celebrity, and Charley is not having the best week of her life.

A tad north of hell, a hop, skip, and a jump past the realm of eternity, is a little place called Earth, and Charley Davidson, grim reaper extraordinaire, is determined to do everything in her power to protect it.

We’re doomed.”
Seventh Grave and No Body is the seventh book in the Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones.

Charley is dealing with the news she got in previous book and trying to make changes in her life to accommodate her new circumstances, one of them is having a healthier diet, one that doesn’t include coffee and as we know Charley without coffee is a terrifying sight.
If dealing with caffeine withdrawal wasn’t enough to get a girl crazy, Charley also has the constant overbearing company of Reyes, who hasn’t left her side since the moment they learned the Twelve were after Charley. Charley understands his need to protect her, but she needs space to breath and to do her work, especially when she has couple of cases that need her attention. Luckily for her she has Cookie, her amazing assistant/best friend who supports and helps her in all her endeavors. And Cookie knows how to make Charley’s life easier.

Seventh Grave and No Body has everything I love from previous books, a kickass heroine, a swoon worthy hero, a superb cast of supporting characters, and enough action to keep you entertained from beginning to end, all that balanced with the perfect amount of humor and many laughing out loud moments to make the reading experience an unforgettable one.

In Seventh Grave and No Body we see Charley coming into some of her powers, we also see her discovering new things from her heritage and some new truths about the prophecy she is supposed to fulfill.

Darynda Jones doesn’t shy away in this installment, with some unexpected deaths is easy to see she’s not afraid of hurting her characters. Although I applaud her courage, I can’t help but be worried for what is to come in future books.

Seventh Grave and No Body is everything I was expecting it to be and more. It not only made me love this series even more (I didn’t know it was possible), it also made me want to listen to the audiobooks, something I’m currently doing.

Seventh Grave and No Body is a must read for fans of this series. Even though it could be read as a stand alone I don’t recommend you to do that, to get the full effect of the Charley Davidson series you need to read these books in order, starting with First Grave on the Right and continuing from there on. If you haven’t read this series what’s wrong with you you need to fix that soon because you are missing one of the most brilliant urban fantasy series in the market.

To say I’m eagerly waiting for the release of next book in this series, Eighth Grave After Dark, is the understatement of the year. May 19th, 2015 can’t come soon enough.

My Verdict: 4 ½ Paws

Other books in the series
Third Grave Dead Ahead
Seventh Grave and No Body (October 21st)
Eighth Grave After Dark (May 19th, 2015)


Excerpt:

Still covered in duct tape, he turned on his side to face me, his flesh straining against the binds. “You would tell me if something were wrong, right?”
“What do you mean? Of course, I would.”
“So, if you knew something could happen to you, you’d let me know.”
Where was he going with this? “Yes. Nothing is going to happen to me. Well, unless the Twelve get ahold of me. Other than that, I should be fine.”
He nodded in thought.
“Reyes, what is it?”
“I think you keep secrets from me.”
“You keep secrets from me,” I said, teasing. “Seems only fair.”
He leaned forward and nibbled on my ear. “We can decide who gets to keep secrets and who doesn’t later. Until then, want to do it?”
“Reyes!” I said, appalled. “You just had your arm nearly ripped off at the shoulder.” That and the fact that a grown man asking me if I wanted to “do it” was hilarious.
“We can still do it.”
I giggled. “No, we can’t.”
“I’m very creative with my mouth.”
“I am well aware of that.”
“You should sit on my face.”
A bubble of laughter escaped again. “I am not sitting on your face. Oh, my god.”
“Just sit on my face. I’ll make all your dreams come true.”
“You really need to practice humility,” I said.
“Humility is overrated.”
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Meet Darynda Jones:

NYTimes and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious Golden Heart®, a Rebecca, two Hold Medallions, a RITA ®, and a Daphne du Maurier, and she has received stellar reviews from dozens of publications including starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, and the Library Journal. As a born storyteller, Darynda grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike, and she is ever so grateful for the opportunity to carry on that tradition. She currently has two series with St. Martin’s Press: The Charley Davidson Series and the Darklight Trilogy. She lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of almost 30 years and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys. She can be found at www.daryndajones.com.



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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Movie Trailer: Foxcatcher


Mark Schultz, despite having won a gold medal for wrestling at the 1984 Olympics, lives in the shadow of his accomplished older brother, Dave. Mark seems to have found his own path when multimillionaire John E. du Pont invites Mark to to train as part of a national U.S. wrestling team preparing for the 1988 Olympics in Seoul. Du Pont's training is relentless and his philosophy strident, but Mark wants to please him nonetheless. But when Dave arrives to much fanfare to join Team Foxcatcher, Mark finds himself relegated to the shadows once again, while DuPont begins to unravel. Based on a true story.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Short Review: Loop by Karen Akins


Title: Loop
Author: Karen Akins
Series: Loop, book 1
Genre: YA, Time Travel, Sci-Fi
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Source: Review copy from publisher
Format: E-book
At a school where Quantum Paradox 101 is a required course and history field trips are literal, sixteen year-old time traveler Bree Bennis excels…at screwing up.

After Bree botches a solo midterm to the 21st century by accidentally taking a boy hostage (a teensy snafu), she stands to lose her scholarship. But when Bree sneaks back to talk the kid into keeping his yap shut, she doesn’t go back far enough. The boy, Finn, now three years older and hot as a solar flare, is convinced he’s in love with Bree, or rather, a future version of her that doesn’t think he’s a complete pain in the arse. To make matters worse, she inadvertently transports him back to the 23rd century with her.

Once home, Bree discovers that a recent rash of accidents at her school are anything but accidental. Someone is attacking time travelers. As Bree and her temporal tagalong uncover seemingly unconnected clues—a broken bracelet, a missing data file, the art heist of the millennium—that lead to the person responsible, she alone has the knowledge to piece the puzzle together. Knowledge only one other person has. Her future self.

But when those closest to her become the next victims, Bree realizes the attacker is willing to do anything to stop her. In the past, present, or future.
Loop is the first book in the Loop series by Karen Akins.

I saw the cover for Loop and fell in love... Such a beautiful cover… Yes, I know, I’m a book cover whore, but it was not only the cover, I read the blurb and knew I have to read this book… Sadly, yes, here we come to the sadly part… Loop was a big disappointment, so much, I considered DNF-ing it couple of times, but I forced myself to keep reading, thinking it might get better, but at 66% it was still a big let down, so much I ended up skimming over it, until after couple of days, yes, couple of days, I finally reached the final page.

Why I didn’t like it? I had problems with the characters, with the plot, with the world building, with everything. I didn’t like Bree and you know you have a big problem when you can’t stand the heroine. The story is packed with contradictions and the world building is full of potential, but it stays there, in potential. The idea of time traveling, with only few people (an inherited gene) capable of doing it is great, but the development of the story felt short.

I’m not planning to continue with this series. If I’m honest I could care less what happened with Bree and the rest of the cast. Loop could have been an awesome book, but sadly, it wasn’t… at least not for me.

My Verdict: 2 ½ Stars

Other books in the series
Loop (October 21st)
Twist (March 31st, 2015)

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