Catching up with Cat and Bones

May Contain Spoilers

Review by Poo Penny

At Grave’s End

This book was over the top! It was still fun to read, and I will be continuing on with the series, but I am still stuck on the whole master vampires can fly. And lord knows what else.

This installment has one of Cat’s team requesting to be turned into a vampire, old grudges threaten Cat’s life and those around her, and Mencheres and Bones get a little cuddly. I am a little over how in love everyone seems to be with Cat, why does everyone have to have a hard on for the main characters so much? Tate really enjoys riling up Bones this installment, which is pretty funny most of the time.

Grade: 3 stars

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Review: Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs

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I have been holding off on reading this installment of the Mercy Thompson series until the perfect time for me.  In other words, when I needed a pick me up.  With a rainy weekend looming, and a gimpy dog to worry me, I decided it was past time to find out what troubles were in store for our intrepid heroine, whose superpower, in her own words, are causing chaos.

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Review: Baby for the Deputy by Cathy McDavid

May Contain Spoilers Cathy McDavid is one of my favorite Harlequin Western Romance writers.  Her books always feature likable, relatable characters.  Instead of exotic locations and billionaires, she writes about cowboys and ranches and living in rural America.  In Baby for the Deputy, the protagonists have to deal with the unexpected discovery that their no strings attached relationship now has a very important string; Melody is pregnant.  While she and Aaron struggle to figure out how to work a baby into their lives, and what their relationship really means to them, Mel must learn to become more open-minded in terms of Aaron, her future, and even the rest of her family. Read more

Review: A Cowboy in Her Arms by Mary Leo

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This was another mixed bag for me, and I knew I would have issues with certain aspects of the story. While in college, Callie had an argument with her boyfriend, and he stormed off. She discovered later that he cheated with her best friend. When her best friend ends up pregnant, Joel does the noble thing and marries her, breaking Callie’s heart. She retreats to her small hometown, and tries to forget both Joel and Sarah, and all the hurt they caused her.

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Mini Bites–Catching up with Kate Daniels

Reviews by Poo Penny

Magic Breaks:

Another awesome installation! Hugh is back! I love Hugh. I think besides Derek he is my favorite character.

Anyways, this book focuses on Kate. Well, the series IS called Kate Daniels, not Kate Daniels and friends. She flexes her consort of the pack muscles. The fight scenes are great, again, there is a TON of information in this book. HOW do they keep all this stuff straight in their heads while also writing 2 other series? IA is amazing. This series is amazing, do yourself a favor, and start reading it.

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Review: Her Colorado Sheriff by Patricia Thayer

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After Shelby’s sister is murdered by her ex, a cop, she flees Kentucky with her nephew, Ryan. She discovers that the job she was expecting to have is no more, and that the housing that came with the job is also gone. Instead, she ends up in the house Cullen just inherited. Thankfully, he’s a reasonable guy and offers to rent the cottage out back to Shelby. With his help, she also lands a job in town. But can she trust him? Cullen is the temporary sheriff in a small Colorado town, and Shelby is terrified that her sister’s murderer will track her down.

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Mini Review: Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews

Review by Poo Penny

May Contain Spoilers

I have been reading the Kate Daniels books pretty much back-to-back, and I do not know how the Ilona Andrews writing team have managed to keep them interesting and engaging, but they do.

Yes, there was a lot of drama in this book, but since it is not my life, I welcome it. Also, I thought they did a GREAT job telling the whole story here, not just focusing on the drama. There were also some awesome fight scenes, between Kate and Hugh, between Kate and monsters, and the scene when Kate finds the shepherd (it’s been a few days and a few books, this is what he called himself, right?) after almost drowning is interesting. There is plenty of information in this book, and it is not really centered around Kate and Curran.

Grade: 5 stars

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