Thursday, July 18, 2013

hmmm, where's my happy spot? My one click privileges should be suspended

I'll See You in My Dreams

Paperback, 282 pages
Published May 26th 2013
by: Sable Hunter

ISBN: 1482736519                     
edition language: English
series: Hell Yeah!

Date Read: from July 17 to 18, 2013

I'll See You In My Dreams is the fifth book in the Hell Yeah series, and unlike the others which seemed to follow a set guideline (find a sheltered virgin in her twenties that has issues of some sort and have her somehow meet a wealthy McCoy brother and they instantly connect and hump within hours of meeting one another and all move onto the Tebow ranch), this one was SOOO different. First off, the main H is NOT a McCoy. This story is about Zane, the McCoy family attorney and Presley, his secretary. Thankfully missing was most of the cheesy dialogue from the first three books, but most notably absent was the forewards that Ms. Hunter previously included which indicate that the books while in a series- yada, yada, yada, they could be read as a stand alone--you need to at least read the first book before starting this one.

There are a lot of back stories going on as well, and not necessarily a cliffhanger, per se, but there is a MAJOR unfinished mystery in this book which had me wondering why the author felt it was required. We are also introduced to another sect of the McCoy family that no one knew about. I am not sure when book six will be published--will I read it?? Probably so, but in all honesty, it's not something that I feel I HAVE to do. It was just too ehhh in my opinion.

2/5 Stars

Monday, July 1, 2013

Holy Hottness

Axel (Corps Security, #1)

Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 283 pages
Published July 7th 2013
by: Harper Sloan  
original title: Axel
edition language:English
Date Read: from June 30 to July 01, 2013
When you are with me I am free. My strength. My heart. My everything. Our love continues forever. Amor Vincit Omnia

Everyone has that moment in time that changes them-- when they meet that one person who will stay within their heart forever as their first love; the one person who is their everything with the power to make them a better human being with a simple breath or shatter them with just a word. And when your world does crumble, how do you pick up the pieces, especially when your chosen path seems to be the darkest of darks only to find yourself trying to escape hell and literally live?

Axel and Iz... Twists of past's fate tried to keep them apart, but once all the b.s. is set aside, nothing can conquer true love. There are some dark sides to this story including a lot of intense scenes of domestic abuse and glimpses of PTSD, yet there are the tender sweet moments that helped me deal with the ugliness. The depth of the characters... I cried and laughed throughout the book. I loved the supporting team in Izzy's life- every woman needs a girlfriend like Dee and a big brawny pseudo brother like Greg.

Along with his friends, Axel is pure Alpha Hawt, encompassing all that is testosterone which can make a girl swoon. I do want to say that I do have a soft spot for Beck, especially-- well just because I helped name him. *wink*

I was honored to read the ARC of Axel, kindly provided by the talented Ms. Sloan. With this being her breakthrough novel, she will go tremendously far. This series should be on your TBR shelf and when it comes out I will buy a copy because I think the author deserves it.  
5/5 Stars