Sunday, September 29, 2013

if they didn't speak, it'd be perfect

Love Plus One (G-Man, #2)

Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 372 pages
Published June 10th 2013
by: Andrea Smith
edition language: English
series: G-Man #2
Date Read: September 29, 2013
Lindsey Dennison was introduced in Diamond Girl as the innocent daughter of Sammie. She's watched her parents loveless marriage collapse, been attracted to her now step father, Slate, and just wants to be a normal kid, or young adult. Don't call her a kid, though because she'll start drinking to prove she's not one. Seriously, everytime she needs to make an "adult decision", she reaches for a bottle of liquid courage. Points are made that she's almost 21, but knowing my own kids, there is a huge age gap in these two years with significant growth. I am not saying that I didn't drink before I was 21, because Lord knows I did, but the author repeatedly  indicated that she was under-age.

Taz or Trace, is Slate's best friend and partner in the FBI. At 29, he is thought of as a man whore, especially by Lindsey's mother, Sammie, who knows his history when he was undercover and knows that he doesn't have problems getting the attention of the female persuasion. He backs off several times from his attraction to Lindsey, especially when he realizes that she's a virgin, however with the instant attraction and 'do-me vibes' that roll off of one another, it is only a matter of time before Lindsey's v-card is not only thrown out the window, but shredded first and blown to bits.

The back story of this book involves Lindsey's father. While her mother gets on with her life, Lindsey is left guessing to his fate and it really is sad. When she finally gets pissed at her mom, I felt honest emotions. There's also several other key dramas going on, however I don't want to write about them, because they would spoil the storyline. Sammie's medical issue though seemed a bit grasping and too convienient for the point in the book to bring Lindsey home.

What didn't work for me and why I couldn't rate this book higher: the dialogue between Taz and Lindsey, especially when they were going to do the deed.
This is lubrication, Lindsey. This one's okay to be used on the genital areas. It also has a warming ingredient that'll assist in preparing you for penetration...
Who in the hell talks like that during foreplay?!?

I know what it's like not knowing where my huband is for work or what he's working on, so I understand that aspect, however I think that Lindsey would be a bit too immature to deal with it. The only real conversation I felt was captured between Taz and Lindsey was after Lindsey's rape. It was brutal, it was raw, and it was believable.

Would I recommend this book? Yes. While the dialogue fell short for me, I enjoyed it.

3.5/5 Stars

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Ugh, stab me in the eye with a plastic spoon

Revealing Us (Inside Out, #3)

Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published September 10th 2013
by: Lisa Renee Jones
original title: Revealing Us
edition language: English
series: Inside Out        
Date Read: from September 25 to 26, 2013
What the hell was I thinking when I one clicked this-- how can a trilogy go from FIVE stars in the first book down to ONE??

I should have listened to my gut after book two bombed with me so badly, but I wanted to give the author another chance-- hell another one redeemed herself in my eyes this week, but yeah I pushed my luck too far.

Anyway, what I didn't like: Sara continues to be TSTL... the angst, the self caused drama, yadda, yadda, yadda, Chris morphs into some pussy whipped weenie, and the biggest offense:

The book ends as a cliff hanger.

Seriously. The third book in a trilogy doesn't have a nice bow on it to wrap up all the freakin' messes of the village idiots from the previous books. Yes, the questions were addressed, but throwing out something else as an ending with no closure that may be for a spin off really sucks becuase there's no way I will torture myself any further with these idiotic characters.

My only surmise is that it ended this way is because of the option to be featured on Starz as a show.

Banging my head against a wall. I want a do over.
1/5 Stars

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Hit Me With your Best Shot; a second chance on an author

Heaven's Sinners (The MC Sinners, #2)

Kindle Edition
Published September 25th 2013
by: Bella Jewel

edition language: English
series: The MC Sinners

Date Read: from September 24 to 25, 2013

Soooo much better than the first one, YAY!!! Solid 3.75 stars rounded up. I'm glad I gave the author another shot. It wasn't perfect, but I would easily recommend it.

4/5 Stars

Monday, September 9, 2013

Harper Sloan does it again

Cage (Corps Security, #2)