Posts Categorized: NetGalley

Risking It All – Jennifer Schmidt – 3 stars

September 17, 2012 NetGalley, Uncategorized 0

Risking It All

I am going to start this review with a huge warning –

If you have a hard line towards infidelity then this is not the book for you. The female lead does cheat on her boyfriend and even though it was understandable I do know some people have a hard line on cheating.

Kennedy has had a major crush on her friend Memphis since they first met.  She’s always wished for more but didn’t expect it because he hasn’t ever hinted that he wanted anything other than their incredible friendship.  She’s  been involved with Brooks for a few years now but isn’t happy with the way he treats her.  When Memphis offers her a chance to go to Alaska, like she’s always dreamed of doing. she jumps at the chance.  She’s hoping that some time apart from Brooks will do her a world of good.  While in Alaska some doors open and true feelings are expressed but nothing is resolved.

Memphis is a great catch and I found myself saying “Come see me instead…  I’ll not waver in what I want from you…”  I liked that he put it on the line with her but when she wasn’t quite willing to make up her mind that he walked away from her.  He deserved better but at the same time he knew things weren’t broken off with Brooks completely when he made his move.  I was happy to see the ending that occured but I just wasn’t completely happy with Kennedy.

Brooks..  can I just say total freakin’ asshole??  I mean come on…  your GF has a major art show and your happy little ass couldn’t be there for her?  I mean one freakin night but…  I forgot…  He’s a self-centered asshole but at the same time she should have broke it off with him rather than cheat.  I didn’t like him but I also think that Kennedy was a waffling idiot when it came to the two men in her life.

I did have major problems with Kennedy and her inability to take a stand until forced at the end to wake up to what she was losing.  I was happy when the resolution came but damn if I didn’t feel that she deserved to lose it all since she wasn’t really willing to risk everything when the initial push came.  I mean Memphis was amazing and I adored his treatment of her plus his attitude towards the asshole that was Brooks..  

Nice read and thanks to NetGalley.com and The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House for giving me the chance to read this in exchange for my honest review.

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Captured Heart – Heather McCollum – 4 Stars

September 17, 2012 NetGalley, Uncategorized 0

Ahhhh another lovely Highlander steals my heart with his sexiness.  Ohhh and what a yummy cover..

Meg is running away from what will most assuredly be her death at the hands of her father.  You see she has a gift that in most people’s eyes would lead her to death by burning as a witch.  She’s a sweet person and very very strong to have withstood the horrible death of her mother at this man’s hands.  She can hunt with the best of them and protect herself from most attacks but when she meets our hero all bets are off.  She needs to reach the Highlands to get to her grandmother plus hopefully find evidence that her father plotted against the king.

Caden needs to abduct the niece of his neighbor in order to bring peace to his clan.  He happens upon Meg as he is fighting off some Englishmen and realizes he has the prisoner he needs.  He doesn’t tell her but as they spend more and more time together he is drawn to her with all of his being.  He works really hard to make her happy plus make his clan happy.  I loved him thru this book and understood what drew Meg to him.  I also liked that even though he kept a secret from her that almost drove her away he really meant well for everyone involved.

You’ll love the interplay between Meg and Caden both in the bedroom and outside of it.  I also enjoyed watching her blossom when people found out about her gift but didn’t condemn her for it.  It made me have a lot of hope for their future happiness.

Thanks to NetGalley.com and Entangled Publishing for letting me read this in exchange for my honest review. 

Captured Heart – Heather McCollum – 4 Stars

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Sky Riders – Fae Sutherland – 3 stars

September 16, 2012 NetGalley, Uncategorized 0

This was an interesting quick read where i liked the main characters and would not mind seeing more set in this world.
 Torin is a hard-ass mercenary captain (not really as bad as he makes himself out to be) but is also a man hurting after being betrayed by a user.  He’s picked up a pretty boy at his last stop who is making him want something he doesn’t think he should have.

Rain was a surprise.  He acts like a man who just wants to play but under that facade he has a great mind and heart.  I personally found him entertaining and loved how he pushed Torin’s buttons until he made him wake up and see what he really was.  He’s sexy and boy can the two men heat up any place they choose to play in.

I loved the crew and the premise but I hope that this isn’t the last story.  I liked both men and would love to see more adventures with them and the crew. 

Special thanks to NetGalley and Carina Press for giving me the chance to read this in exchange for my honest review. 

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