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A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander, #6)

A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander, #6)

by Diana Gabaldon
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This story brings us even deeper into the world of 18th century America. Every interaction draws more and more emotion from the reader.

Many times through this story, I found myself smiling and thinking “Oh Jamie”. He is hell on the heart. He can’t melt it, and break it, and make it grow. I have never read a love story more moving than this series and I doubt that I ever will. Continue reading

Forbidden Surrender (Forever, #1)

Forbidden Surrender (Forever, #1)

by Priscilla West
3stars
The notable difference between this book and others in the same genre is that our heroine, Kristen, does not just jump at the chance to be with the hero, Vincent. Although she wants to be with him (and really who wouldn’t want some Vincent lovin’?) she rejects him at first. And we are talking real rejection, not the playful “no, we shouldn’t” but then 2 seconds later they are jumping at him. Continue reading

Isn’t She Lovely (Redemption 0.5)

Isn’t She Lovely (Redemption 0.5)

by Lauren Layne
3stars
I started reading this book while I was on the phone enjoying one of those indefinite holds that we all know and hate. When I got to the quote below, I started laughing out loud and of course that is when they took me off of hold. As a result, my insurance company now thinks I’m crazy. Continue reading

The Fiery Cross (Outlander, #5)

The Fiery Cross (Outlander, #5)

by Diana Gabaldon
5stars
By this point in the Outlander Series, I am so completely and totally hooked that Gabaldon could write 900 pages about Claire and Jamie doing laundry and I would still love it. Not everyone feels that way, but I don’t think that I am in any way the minority in my opinion. Continue reading

Cinder & Ella

Cinder & Ella

by Kelly Oram
5stars
I picked this book because I was in the mood for something sweet and, lets face it, a little dorky. That is not the way I would describe this book. It is definitely an example of why you do not judge a book by its cover. Continue reading

Drums of Autumn (Outlander, #4)

Drums of Autumn (Outlander, #4)

by Diana Gabaldon
5stars
It goes without saying (but I will say it anyway) that the writing excellent. Gabaldon has had her novels edited and re-edited to the point where the final product is polished. Each character has so much depth and so many unique qualities that it is easy to keep them straight -even though there are so many. The dialogue flows smoothly and is individualized for each person. Continue reading

Voyager (Outlander #3)

Voyager (Outlander #3)

by Diana Gabaldon
5stars
A large portion of the first 3rd or so of the book is spent learning what has happened to Jamie over the last 20 years. We not only learn what happens, we also get to see Claire, Roger and Brianna’s reactions to it. I do wish we had more of Brianna’s reaction. I would very much like to know what she thinks of her father.

Even still, it is very hard to read about their time apart and very emotional for those of us who are in love with Claire and Jamie. Continue reading

Biker Bait (Lost Souls MC, #1)

Biker Bait (Lost Souls MC, #1)

by Ellie R. Hunter
2stars
I wanted to like this book.  I really did.  But instead I found it to be only mildly entertaining at best. If you have read my About me page, you know that editing errors are usually not a huge deal for me.  I make sure to mention them in a review because I know that some people find them hard to overlook.  This book is an exception to the rule.  I almost stop reading several times because the editing errors were consuming the story. It is not just typos or a slip up here and there.

This book contains a lot of grammatical errors, punctuation mistakes, tense mix ups, typos and even missing words. There were even parts where comas and periods were mixed up. To top it all of there were some slight story inconsistencies. Ahh! Continue reading

Seize Me (Breakneck #1)

Seize Me (Breakneck #1)

by Crystal Spears
3stars
This is an MC book. There are drug, graphic language and explicit sex. Really it wouldn’t be an MC book without it. However, there are also some torture scenes, rape, cheating and hard drugs. These tend to be red flags for some people so I figured a friendly warning was warranted.

And for those of you who cannot get into a book if there are editing and gramatical errors, you may want to skip this one. Or at least be warned before starting it. The point of view changes tense randomly, there are a lot of punctuation issues and a few typos. Continue reading

This Trust of Mine (Raine #2)

This Trust of Mine (Raine #2)

by Amanda Bennett
1 Star Rating
I did buy this book after reading the first and hating it so I really only have myself to blame, but to be fair the 1st book ended on a massive cliffhanger and I always find it hard to stop a series once started no matter how bad it is. Also, I had the very naive thought that since the first book was so bad there was only room for improvement,, I mean how much worse could it get right? So wrong! Continue reading