Monday, December 30, 2013

Review: "Zane's Way" by Maggie Casper

Zane's Way (O'Malley Wild, #1)Zane's Way by Maggie Casper
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

There are more ways of cheating than simply having sex outside a committed relationship. If you're in a long-term, monogamous relationship, engage in an online chat with the purpose of finding a sexual partner for your kinky desires and masturbate thinking about that person you met online instead of your significant other, that's cheating - no matter how you justify it.

That's all I have to say.

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Review: "Quarterback Blitz" by Frances Stockton

Quarterback Blitz (Alexandria Griffins, #1)Quarterback Blitz by Frances Stockton
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

1 1/2 stars (rounded up to 2 stars, because the book had a plot - too bad it was buried under all the non-stop, mind-numbing sex)

"Favorite" passage:
Anna was the best kisser he’d known. She responded with pure, feminine skill, especially the way her tongue lured his into her mouth and sucked it almost to her throat.
Fuck yeah, she didn’t gag.
Her smile wavered then, her eyes on his cock. "I knew you were big when I touched you that first time. But seeing you, jeez, Kyran, that’s never going to fit inside of me." Her voice was so deep and aroused, he felt like a king. He had eight inches of thick, hard muscle to give her.
Damn, if he didn’t get inside her soon he was going to be blitzed by his own cum.

Comments from the peanut gallery:
1. Gag from sucking tongue?! How long is your tongue, man?
2. Yes, his c*ck is big, but it's going to fit, woman. It always do. Don't act like an innocent maiden, as you're far from it.
3. Eight inches of thick, hard muscle? The penis is not a muscle!
4. "Blitzed by his own cum!?!" LOL!

'Nuff said.

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Friday, December 27, 2013

Review: "Bound by Deception" by Ava March

Bound by Deception (Bound, #1)Bound by Deception by Ava March
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Verrrrry hot story, with likable characters and interesting story. The final confrontation between Oliver and Vincent was well written, emotionally tugging and made me root for a nice HEA. Alas, I had to content myself with a HFN, which was actually fine considering the length of the story and the fact that there's a sequel where, I hope, they'll finally find their HEA.

Now, most of the sexual content (BDSM) of this story is out of my comfort zone and I admit I skimmed through some parts of the love scenes - mainly, when the leather bullwhip made its appearance, ugh. That didn't prevent me from enjoying the read, though. :)

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Review: "Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor" by Lisa Kleypas

Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor (Friday Harbor, #1)Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor by Lisa Kleypas
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

2 1/2 stars

It pains me to say this, but I didn't enjoy this read. *ducks rotten tomatoes*

The plot is pretty simple and the book description is good enough to give you the gist of it, so I won't bother with writing a plot summary here. What can I say? I liked the premise of the story, but the book didn't live up to my expectations.

As usual, Ms. Kleypas' writing was solid and made the story flow easily. Her description of Friday Harbor was so charming and vivid that it made me want to move there.

As for the characters, Mark was nice, Maggie was nice, little Holly was nice, Mark's brother Sam was nice... When did "nice" become such a bad thing? :-/

Romance wise, Mark and Maggie's relationship was disappointingly underdeveloped. There was some buildup, but no real "tension". Not even the fact that Mark was involved in a relationship with another woman for the most part of the story or that Maggie was still (sort of) "grieving" over the death of her husband made the story less, well, lukewarm. Then, all of a sudden, Mark was free, Maggie was ready to move on and embrace a new relationship, and they all lived happily ever after... "Rushed" doesn't begin to describe the ending of this book.

I'm a huge fan of Ms. Kleypas' historical books, but I'm not sold to her contemporary's yet. If this is an example of what I should expect from the upcoming books in this series, I don't think I'll be buying them.

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