Shameless (Playboys in Love: Book 1) by Gina L. Maxwell

Shameless (Playboys in Love Book 1) by [Maxwell, Gina L.]

Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC and Entangled: Scorched

Date of publication: May 30, 2016

Where the book can be found: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

Genre: Romance, Erotica

Series: Playboys In Love Book 1

Book Synopsis:

People say I’m shameless. They’re right.
 
I like my sex dirty. It takes a hell of a lot to tilt my moral compass, and I always follow when it’s pointing at something I want. That goes double when it points straight at the one girl in all of Chicago who’s not dying for a piece of me.
 
She’s all I can think about, and that’s a problem, because she wants nothing to do with me. But I’ve seen her deepest secrets, her darkest fantasies, and they match mine to a fucking T.
 
I want her. Bad.
 
Now I need to show her how good it can feel…to be shameless.

 
 
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Each book in the Playboys in Love series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order:
Book #1 Shameless
Book #2 Ruthless
Book #3 Merciless

My review:

3 Things I liked about Shameless:

  1. The storyline. One of the rare few times I will like the storyline of an erotica but I loved this one. I mean, sex aside, it was a solid story about 2 people falling in love with each other. And since we are on the subject of sex, the sex scenes were wow!! Except for 1 scene, I liked them.
  2. Jane. She is a character that I could relate to. I mean, she works 2 jobs, had to fix stuff herself via Google and YouTube, and she down to earth. If she was a real-life person, I can see me and her being BFF’s. I was also very jealous that she ended up hooking up with a Chris Hemsworth look alike.
  3. Chase towards the middle and end. I felt that Jane changed him. It might have started off as sex but it evolved very quickly and I liked seeing that. Gave me the warm fuzzies.

3 Things that I disliked about Shameless:

  1. Chase at the beginning of the book. To be blunt, he came across as an asshole. A huge, sex-obsessed asshole and I wanted to choke him.
  2. Addison. Jane’s best friend. I would have killed someone if they hired a stripper to come to my house under the guise of a handyman. Sorry, but that would have been a friendship ender for me. But Jane had the last laugh.
  3. The anal sex scene. I am OK with anal sex and light bondage and I am OK reading it. But when it crosses over into the gross category, I draw the line. And this was gross.

How many stars will I give Shameless? 3.5

Why? The characters were relatable and you really came to care about them. The sex scenes were out of this world hot and the storyline was fantastic. The story did stall for a couple of chapters but the author did a great job of getting the story back on track.

Will I recommend to family and friends? Yes

Will I reread? Yes

Age range: Adult

Why? Extremely descriptive sexual situations. I would read and take a cold shower afterward!!!

Other book in series:

Ruthless (Playboys in Love, Book 2).

**I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book**

A License to Wed (Rebellious Brides) by Diana Quincy

A License to Wed: Rebellious Brides by [Quincy, Diana]

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group-Loveswept

Expected date of publication: July 5th, 2016

Where the book can be found: Amazon

Genre: Romance

Book synopsis:

Lady Elinor Dunsmore made the mistake of falling for her older brother’s best friend, who vanished after a night of unbridled passion. Six years and a lifetime later, their eyes meet across a Paris salon. Her friends and family believe she’s dead, but Elle is very much alive. She’s now associated with a ruthless general, who wants her to seduce the man who broke her heart in order to learn his deepest secrets. Is Will a mild-mannered scholar—or the notorious agent they call The Razor?
 
The bastard son of an earl and an actress, Will Naismith always knew he was an unsuitable match for Elle Dunsmore, no matter how powerfully he ached for her. And yet he almost allowed his desires to spoil her glittering future. After the agony caused by Elle’s supposed death, Will has devoted himself to the Crown, but his entire life has been leading up to this unexpected reunion. As much as he still wants her, though, he must not succumb to lust once again. For his mission is delicate—and Elle is delectably dangerous.

My review:

I liked this book, even if it was a little “eh” for me. When I say “eh”, it isn’t a bad thing but some scenes made me roll my eyes. One of those scenes was with Elle’s maid, Sophie. She was a little too uppity for a maid (which makes me that there is a story there into itself) for the era. And for some reason, it drove me crazy.

The story between Elle and Will was great. The sexual tension came across my Kindle and was built up. When they finally did the deed (I will NEVER look at hip tubs the same way again it was intense. So intense that I needed to put down my Kindle and fan myself a few times.

The storyline was pretty good too. Taking place in the early 1800’s French society, it described French society to a “T“. From the dress styles to the language to the laws about “bastard children“, it made for a fantastic read.

I couldn’t stand Elle. She rubbed me the wrong way and was too compliant with General Durant. She fought Will every single step of the way and refused to listen to him. There were some scenes where I wanted to reach through the pages and smack her.

3 Things I liked about A License to Wed:

  1. Will’s character
  2. Susanna
  3. the sexual tension

3 Things I disliked about A License to Wed:

  1. Elle (couldn’t stand her!!!)
  2. Will’s father (same with him)
  3. General Gerard Durant

How many stars will I give A License to Wed? 3

Why? It was a very well researched, very steamy historical romance. I just couldn’t get past my dislike of Elle. Like I said above, she rubbed me the wrong way.

Will I recommend to family and friends? Yes

Will I reread? Yes

Age range: Adult

Why? There are quite a few sexual situations that are very descriptive and some minor violence.

**I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book**

Titanborn (Children of Titan: Book 1) by Rhett C. Bruno

Titanborn: (Children of Titan Book 1) by [Bruno, Rhett C.]

Publisher: Aethon Books

Date of publication: February 5, 2019

Where the book can be found: Amazon | Barnes and Nobles 

Genre: Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Book synopsis:

Offworlders are only worth the price on their heads. 

After three decades as a Pervenio Corporation Collector, chasing wanted offworlders and extinguishing protests throughout the solar system, Malcolm Graves doesn’t bother asking questions. So long as the pay is right, he’s the man for the job. But his latest assignment doesn’t afford him that luxury. 

A high-profile bombing on Earth has the men who sign Malcolm’s paychecks clamoring for answers. They force him to team up with a strange, augmented partner who’s more interested in statistics than instinct, and ship them both off to Titan to hunt down a suspected group of extremists: Titanborn rebels who will go to any length to free their home from the tyranny of Earth’s corporations. 

Heading into hostile territory, Malcolm will have to use everything he’s learned to stay alive. But he soon realizes the situation on the ground is much more complex than he anticipated…and much more personal. 

My review:

Science fiction is one of my favorite type of books to read .I love reading about space exploration, different colonies, and the different races/species. I can thank my grandfather for influencing me in my love of sci-fi. He loved Star Trek and would watch the series and the movies all the time. He would encourage myself and my 2 brothers to come and watch with him. He was always finding sci-fi books, reading them, and then giving them to me to read. It would be safe to say that my Papa would have loved this book.

This book is great from the opening scene to the very surprising ending. The back story is great too. Earth was decimated by an extinction level meteor and lost about 99.9% of its population. Before the meteor his, people were shipped off-world to one of the moons of Saturn. Then Earth lost contact with them. By the time the people of Earth got in contact with them again, 2-3 centuries had gone by. The descendants of those colonists had adapted to the climate of Titan. Earth has an interest in harvesting Saturn’s rings. They are terraforming/populating Titan. Which is pissing off the locals.

I liked the characters too. They were very flawed. Malcolm Graves is a workaholic/alcoholic who drove away his only daughter with his work. Zhaff was part of a top-secret research facility experiment called The Cognet. He is more like a human computer (has no emotions). There is an explanation later on in the book that made me go “Ahhhhh, now I understand“.

3 things I liked about Titanborn:

  1. Malcolm Graves
  2. Zhaff
  3. The story

3 things I disliked about Titanborn

  1. Aria
  2. The Ringers storyline
  3. Lucien Pervenio

How many stars will I give Titanborn? 3.5

Why? While I thought it was a very gritty science fiction book, I felt that the way the book ended was weird. I couldn’t tell if the author was setting up for a new book or what. I also wish that the author got more into the storyline of The Children of Titan. They really interested me to the point where I was frustrated when the book ended.

Will I recommend to family and friends? Yes

Will I reread? Yes

Age range: Adult

Why? Extreme violence and the ending (read the book!!)

**I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book**

Need To Find You by Joseph Souza

Need To Find You by [Souza, Joseph]

Date of publication: March 15, 2016

Where the book can be found: Amazon

Genre: Suspense, Mystery, Thriller

Book synopsis:

Yasmine ‘Yaz’ Weeks would prefer to forget her troubled past and the vile crimes committed against her, but when she discovers a hidden memoir in a kidnapped girl’s cell phone, Yaz finds herself on the run with an opportunity for retribution. She soon learns that the memoir has the potential to ruin both the reputation of its late great author, Robert Cornish, as well as the reputations of many influential people.

Whip Billings, an ex-cop, unwittingly becomes entangled in the mystery of the missing phone. Realizing that this newfound memoir could significantly hurt the sales of Cornish’s classic novel, Force of Will, he begins to search for Yaz. But why are the cops, and a mysterious drug kingpin known only as The Viking, also looking for her?

In his quest to find Yaz, Whip uncovers a vast network of political corruption, long hidden family secrets, and a series of reprehensible crimes. As the bodies in town begin to pile up, Whip knows that he must track down Yaz before she also turns up dead.

My review:

I liked this book. From the beginning,  when I met Yaz to the end, it was a rollercoaster ride of thrills. I didn’t know what I was going to get from one chapter to another. I liked that the author didn’t hide who the bad guys are. He did skirt the line on what characters were defined as bad or corrupt. He made me think about what I would do in certain situations, how would I have reacted? Would I have acted the same as these characters did? Would I make that choice that could send me down the wrong/right path? Very thought-provoking because of all the gray areas that were brought up in the book.

I liked Yaz’s character. She was badass (I mean, she’s a drummer in a band called The Kuntz”) but at the same time, she had a soft spot. She worked in a shelter for homeless teens. She was in the wrong place at the wrong time to get Mikiela’s cell phone. The flashbacks we get from her childhood were awful.

I liked Whip’s character but I didn’t feel bad for him, at all. I did at the beginning, I mean he was attending a funeral for his mother but after that, all sympathy went poof. He is an alcoholic. He had 1 year sober when he threw it all away to meet with an old contact to help locate his missing stepdaughter.

The other substories were blended beautifully into the book. Each ended towards the end of the book and they were merged beautifully with the substory.

I loved the ending and finding out who The Viking was and what drove him to do his crimes was great. I was very surprised to find out who he was, to be honest, but looking back, it made sense and fit perfectly into the story.

3 Things I liked about Need To Find You:

  1. Yaz
  2. Whip
  3. Storyline

3 Things I disliked about Need To Find You:

  1. Krell
  2. The Viking
  3. Haskins

How many stars will I give Need To Find You: 4

Why? While a very well written mystery/thriller/suspense book, the violence of the crimes got to me. Don’t get me wrong, they didn’t take away from the book itself but it got repetitive after a while for me.

Will I recommend it to family and friends? Yes

Will I reread? Yes

Age Range? Adult

Why? Extreme violence, some sexual situations, drug use and memories of horrific child abuse.

**I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book**

The One Man by Andrew Gross

The One Man: The Riveting and Intense Bestselling WWII Thriller by [Gross, Andrew]

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press, Minotaur Books

Expected date of publication: August 23, 2016

Where the book can be found: Amazon

Genre: Mystery, Thriller

Book synopsis:

Poland. 1944. Alfred Mendl and his family are brought on a crowded train to a Nazi concentration camp after being caught trying to flee Paris with forged papers. His family is torn away from him on arrival, his life’s work burned before his eyes. To the guards, he is just another prisoner, but in fact Mendl—a renowned physicist—holds knowledge that only two people in the world possess. And the other is already at work for the Nazi war machine.

Four thousand miles away, in Washington, DC, Intelligence lieutenant Nathan Blum routinely decodes messages from occupied Poland. Having escaped the Krakow ghetto as a teenager after the Nazis executed his family, Nathan longs to do more for his new country in the war. But never did he expect the proposal he receives from “Wild” Bill Donovan, head of the OSS: to sneak into the most guarded place on earth, a living hell, on a mission to find and escape with one man, the one man the Allies believe can ensure them victory in the war.

Bursting with compelling characters and tense story lines, this historical thriller from New York Times bestseller Andrew Gross is a deeply affecting, unputdownable series of twists and turns through a landscape at times horrifyingly familiar but still completely new and compelling.

My review:

I am going to start this review with a dedication. I found out that Elie Wiesel died today at the age of 87. He dedicated his whole life to keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive. I read Night when I was in 9th grade as part of an English assignment and it touched me. So, to say I was (and still am) very interested in the Holocaust in an understatement. I read everything and anything about the Holocaust (from fiction to nonfiction) that I get my hands on. So RIP Elie Wiesel.

This was one of the best books that I have read to date. From the beginning, where there is an old man in a nursing home and he decides to open up to his daughter, it took off. It is a whirlwind ride that left me breathless (and in tears) at the end of the book.

I was taken back in time to Nazi occupied Germany and to Roosevelt era USA. The atrocities committed against the Jewish people in the book were vividly written. Almost too vividly. I had to put my book down at some points because I was crying so hard. Introduced in the book, in no particular order: Nathan Blum, Alfred Mendl, Leo Wolciek, and Greta Ackerman. All their lives become intertwined at Auschwitz.

This book is very fast paced and I did not want to put it down in case I missed something. There are several twists to the plot but the two biggest were saved for the end and they took me by surprise.

3 things I liked about The One Man:

  1. Nathan Blum
  2. The storyline
  3. Leo Wolciek

3 Things I disliked about The One Man:

  1. Auschwitz
  2. Kurt Ackerman
  3. The scene right before the ending

How many stars will I give The One Man: 5

Why? This was a very well written mystery about Nazi Germany and the race to get out a very important physics professor out of Auschwitz. The author did a wonderful job keeping certain identities hidden until the very end of the book!! There is also no lag in the chapters, even when we were switching between characters. This book will make you cry and keep you up all night thinking about what was written.

Will I recommend to family and friends? Yes

Will I reread? Yes

Age range: Adult

Why? There are several scenes of brutal violence and one sex scene.

**I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book**

Desiring Red ( A Dark and Dirty Tale: Book 1) by Kristin Miller

Desiring Red (A Dark and Dirty Tale Book 1) by [Miller, Kristin]

Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC and Entangled:Scorched

Date of publication: May 30th, 2016

Where the book can be found: Amazon | Barnes and Nobles

Genre: Romance, Erotica

Series: A Dark and Dirty Tale Book 1

Book synopsis:

I’m indecisive when it comes to my shoes. Choosing a werewolf mate who’ll be with me until I croak? Pardon me while I take some time to think on it. But a steamy encounter before the final ceremony changes everything.

Reaper, the Omega’s eldest grandson, is fiercely loyal, scorching hot, and built for pleasure. He brings down my defenses, and before I know what’s happening, I succumb to the heat in his touch and the skill of his mouth. I’ve only just met him, but I need him like no other.

As part of my pack duties, I must parade in front of the Alpha, who has first choice of the pre-shifters. Rumors of his dark desires run deep, and I’ve always been intrigued. But the forbidden passion blazing between Reaper and me is too primal to deny. By pack law, Reaper can’t have me until the Alpha makes his choice…but Reaper’s never been one to follow the rules.

My review:

3 Things I liked about Desiring Red:

  1. The storyline. From what was revealed, it was a pretty interesting one. The Alpha isn’t the true ruler of the pack, it’s the Omega who calls the shots and has the money. Which I found fascinating, for some reason.
  2. Reaper. From what was revealed about him, he was a total badass, hot and very mysterious. So, in not so many words, the perfect man.
  3. Ivy. I loved her character. She doesn’t give a fuck about the ceremony going on and she goes after what she wants. But then again, is it really what she wants???

3 Things I disliked about Desiring Red:

  1. That it is a serial. I wanted to scream when I realized that. I loathe serial novels. The reason I loathe them, well because there is usually a huge gap between the novels.
  2. Lukas. I don’t know what happens in the next book, he seemed a little standoffish and full of himself in this one.
  3. The cliffhanger ending. Another thing I don’t like. Cliffhangers drive me nuts.

How many stars will I give Desiring Red? 2.5

Why? While it did captivate me and definitely kept my attention with the paranormal aspect, the erotica just didn’t do it for me. There was just something lacking there. Don’t get me wrong, Ivy and Reaper (and Ivy and Lukas) did have chemistry….but the sex scenes fell flat. It’s weird that I can’t properly explain it.

Will I reread? Probably not

Will I recommend to family and friends? No

Age range: Adult

Why? Very descriptive sex scenes

Other books in the series:

Dominating Red (A Dark and Dirty Tale: Book 2)

**I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book**

Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig

Last Seen Leaving by [Roehrig, Caleb]

Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Feiwel & Friends

Expected date of publication: October 4th, 2016

Where the book can be found: Amazon 

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult

Book synopsis:

Flynn’s girlfriend, January, is missing. All eyes are on Flynn—he must know something. After all, he was—is—her boyfriend. They were together the night before she disappeared.

But Flynn has a secret of his own. As he struggles to uncover the truth about January’s disappearance, he must also face the truth about himself.

My review:

All I have to say about this book is (and I am stealing this from the great George Takei)… “Oh My“. I read this book within 1 day. From the first chapter, where I met Flynn and January, it gets its hooks into me and didn’t let go. I mean, I stayed up late to finish this book and I never do that.

I was irritated with Flynn during the first half of the book. He wasn’t exactly forthcoming with the police about January’s state of mind the last time he saw her. He acted like your typical teenager….gasp. But he started to grow on me by the 3rd chapter. By the middle of the book, I was gasping in surprise over what was being revealed about him and January.

While we are on the subject of January, I felt bad for her and then irritated with her. She lived in a dysfunctional household. Her mother, who used to be her best friend, is no longer emotionally available. Her stepfather is concerned with how her disappearance will look on his campaign run. And her stepbrother was a spoiled creep who gave me the creeps in his scenes. No wonder she lied about everything to everyone including Flynn. She made him out to be a bad guy to everyone. I felt bad for him.

I thought I had this book figured out and then there was a huge twist that came up and stirred everything up. Settled back down and bam, I was hit with another twist, just as big. I didn’t see either of these coming and they both took the breath out of me (love it when a book does that).

3 Things I liked about Last Seen Leaving:

  1. Plot
  2. Flynn
  3. The plot twists

3 Things I disliked about Last Seen Leaving:

  1. The cops
  2. January (see above)
  3. January’s family

How many stars will I give Last Seen Leaving? 4

Why? It was a gripping whodunit interwoven with a touching coming of age story. The characters were very believable and they jumped off the page and into your mind with every page read. There was almost no lag in the plot and the twists in the plot made the story.

Would I reread it? Yes

Would I recommend to family and friends? Yes

Age range? Teen on up

Why? There are some mild sexual situations, some strong language, and some mild violence. Oh and a teacher that just exudes bad vibes and a stepbrother who is super creepy.

**I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book**

Granted by Michelle Merrill

Granted by [Merrill, Michelle]

Publisher: Future House Publishing

Date Published: June 30th, 2016

Where the book can be found: Amazon

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult

Book synopsis:

The existence of genies may be the best-kept secret in the history of the world.

After being trapped in the Sahara Desert for her whole life, sixteen-year-old genie Brielle finally gets her first assignment in Tri-Cities, Washington. She eagerly heads out into the human world to grant her first wish so that she can gain her magic. Unfortunately, her assigned human, Addie, stopped believing in wishes years ago and would much rather that everyone just leave her alone.

Complicating everything is Rock, Brielle’s childhood friend turned enemy. Brielle doesn’t need him ruining her first trip out into the human world. Too bad she can’t keep her mind—or her eyes—off him and his annoyingly cute dimples.

To make matters worse, genies in the Tri-Cities area are suspiciously dying. One broken lamp could be an accident, but after three deaths occur, Brielle suspects someone has uncovered the genies’ secret and is slowly killing them off one by one. 

With the Genie Council ignoring the threat, Brielle desperately needs to gain her magic so she can stop the murderer before she—or Rock—is the next genie to die.

My review:

I could not stand Brielle’s character in the beginning. But if I was expecting my lamp to be rubbed and then was told, sorry it’s in storage and you have to wait, I’d have acted the same way. Over the course of the book, her character did grow on me, though. I loved her interactions with Addie and with Rock. She showed through her friendship with Addie, how much she grew in maturity while she was there.

While we are on the subject of Rock, he made me want to scream. I didn’t have him figured out during the book. What was his deal? Was he a good djinn or did he got caught up in something that he had no control over? Also, the twist with him in the book was great!!! I didn’t expect what happened to happen.

Now onto Addie. I felt so bad for her. There were parts of the book that made me want to reach through and hug her. And for the record, I am glad that she and Brielle met. They were good for each other.

The whole storyline of Addie’s parents disappearing made me want to puke. Not going to get into it but I really disliked them. If you want to know more, read the book.

The mystery that Brielle and Rock get involved with did catch my attention. I thought it was very imaginative to have the genies die when their lamps break. It only makes sense because their life-force is connected to the lamps. The way the book ended also made a great intro for a 2nd book!!!

3 Things I liked about Granted:

  1. The storyline
  2. Rock
  3. Addie

3 Things I disliked about Granted:

  1. Brielle at the beginning of the book
  2. Vicky (she rubbed me the wrong way)
  3. The triplets

How many stars will I give Granted? 4

Why? Granted was a well written YA book. The plot and the subplots were fantastic and kept my attention the whole book. While Brielle came across as a spoiled, impatient brat, she showed her true colors when she met Addie. The murder mystery secondary story didn’t take away from the main storyline and when they were brought together at the end, it was fantastic.

Will I reread it? Yes

Will I recommend to family and friends? Yes

Age range? Tween on up

Why? This is a perfect book for tweens. It’s clean (no sex), minimal violence and very relatable characters.

**I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book**

New Dawn by Andrew J. Morgan

New Dawn by [Morgan, Andrew J.]

Publisher:

Date published: February 16, 2016

Where the book can be found: Amazon

Genre: Science Fiction, Mystery

Book synopsis:

When you’re 200 trillion miles from home . . .
With mankind on the brink of economic collapse, a population growing at an unmanageable rate and a limited supply of natural resources, there is only one place we can look to for our future . . . the stars. A deep space mining tug is sent to a planet codenamed New Dawn to begin a mission to relocate humanity.

. . . the only person you can trust . . . is you
The mission falls into chaos when a crewmember dies unexpectedly. Geologist Jake Brooks must keep his wits about him to uncover what really happened—but are the confines of the ship clouding his judgment? Is there really a sinister motive behind the death—and the mission—or is he letting his mind get the better of him? What really awaits him on New Dawn? He must push on to reveal the truth, no matter who or what stands in his way . . .

Please note: New Dawn is not a hard sci-fi novel.

Before I start my review, I am going to let you guys know that I am switching up my review style again. The list 3 things I liked/disliked will be in here but I will be writing the review instead of putting up the 3 things. My style of reviewing is always evolving.

Now saying that here is the review:

I loved the storyline. I mean, you got a crew on a deep space mining ship that is going to survey a planet that could be habitable and be a new Earth. Then the unthinkable happens and a crew member is murdered. Who do you trust and better yet, who do you believe?

I got into this book. I mean, you couldn’t help but like and sympathize with Jake when all hell breaks out on the ship after the first death. I mean, you are on this tiny vessel with crewmates and someone could be a killer. And when the body count goes up to 3, the tension came through the book. I did feel bad for Jake because the team was torn apart and mentally, it was tough on him.

I wasn’t too keen on the almost-love story. To be honest, that part could have been left out. I could have done without reading about Jake’s attraction to a certain Dr.

The relationships between the different characters were tangible. You couldn’t help but root for them all (even the bad guys, as weird as that sounds).

The ending was great and on spot for this book. There was a twist that I kinda saw coming. Enough hints were dropped but it took me by surprise.

3 Things I liked about New Dawn:

  1. The storyline
  2. Jake
  3. The ending

3 Things that I disliked about New Dawn:

  1. The almost love story between Jake and the ship’s Dr
  2. Sadie’s death
  3. Jason

How many stars will I give New Dawn: 4

Why? It was a very well written book with characters that you couldn’t help but start to care for. Written in journal style, it might not be for some people (I loved it). It did lag a tiny bit in the middle but the author did a great job of getting the momentum back up.

Will I reread it? Yes

Will I recommend it to family and friends? Yes

Age range: Teen on up

Why? It is a relatively clean book. No kissing and minimal violence. There is a section, though, where Jake pops pills to keep awake while drilling.

**I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book**

Wed by Fortune (The Fortunes of Texas: All Fortunes Children: Book 6) by Judy Duarte

Wed by Fortune (The Fortunes of Texas: All Fortune's Children Book 2479) by [Duarte, Judy]

Where the book can be found: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

Genre: Romance

Series: The Fortunes of Texas: All Fortune’s Children #6

Publisher: Harlequin (US & Canada), Harlequin Special Edition

Book Synopsis:

You are cordially invited 

to witness the courtship 

of Graham Fortune Robinson 

&  

Sasha-Marie Gibault Smith 

 

Graham has always thought of Sasha as his “little sister.” 

Sasha has always considered the rugged rancher out of her league. 

Now that Sasha is all grown up, there is nothing keeping them apart… Except she has a daughter. An ex-husband. And a very noticeable baby bump. And the always proper Graham suddenly finds himself thinking very sexy thoughts about the sweet single mom! 

Perhaps Fortune is finally smiling on Graham—in the form of the true love this rich, unencumbered cowboy has always longed for!

My review:

3 Things I liked about Wed by Fortune:

  1. Sasha-Marie and Graham’s characters. They were cute together and the romance was adorable, in a bumbling way. I also loved how Sasha’s 7-year-old daughter fell in to love with Graham. OMG, the feels.
  2. The boys home substory.  I loved it. I thought that it great that the author decided to write about something like this.
  3. Sasha’s daughter. I thought she was the cutest thing ever!!!! From her not so subtle attachment to Graham to her wanting to be a cowboy, she stole every scene that she was in this book

3 Things I disliked about Wed by Fortune:

  1. Sasha’s ex. While he makes a couple of appearances in the book, what is revealed about him is awful. He is a selfish man-child, plain and simple. One scene, I actually wanted to shove a boot up his butt.
  2. Graham’s relationship with his father. Ok, I will be blunt, Graham’s father is a manwhore. I mean, who has 8 children with his wife and then goes on to father at least 4 other kids (as of this book). And he wasn’t very supportive of Graham at all, it seems.
  3. That this is the 6th book. While it is a standalone book, I felt that I was missing out on key plotlines.

How many stars will I give Wed by Fortune? 3 1/2

Why? It was too wham-bam-thank you ma’am and the book stalled about halfway through. I will say that this would be a great beach/pool book, though. No complicated plot.

Will I reread it?  Yes, after I read the first 5 books in the series.

Will I reccomend it to family and friends? Yes

Age range? Teen on up.

Why? It is a relatively clean book. A couple of kissing scenes and one sex scene that has zero description to it.

Other books in the series:

Fortune’s Heir (Book 1)

Fortune’s Perfect Valentine (Book 2)

Fortune’s Perfect Husband (Book 3)

Fortune’s Special Delivery (Book 4)

Fortune’s Prince Charming (Book 5)

**I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book**