Novella Review: Love for Beginners by Sally Clements

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Review:

I picked up Love for Beginners because I had a short window of time open in my reading schedule, and a story about a mechanic sounded like fun.  I have enjoyed quite a few Entangled novellas, so I was eager to jump into another one.  While I occasionally had trouble connecting with the characters, I found this an entertaining afternoon read. 

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Novella Review: A Cowboy Unmatched by Karen Witemeyer

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Review:

I don’t read many Inspirational romances because I don’t like having the religious aspects shoved down my throat.  I took a chance on A Cowboy Unmatched because the cover is cute, and because it’s a novella.  I figured it couldn’t be too overwhelming considering the length, and there are several other books by the author I am itching to try, but I wanted a less expensive introduction to her writing.  After reading this, I am game to give a few others a go.

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Review: Stop Dragon My Heart Around by Susannah Scott

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Ah, it’s the Memorial Day weekend, and the heady of scent of meat cooking over blazing grills permeates the air.  What a great time to pick up a book about a dragon shifter.  In this case, a fire dragon shifter.  Leo can barbeque steak as easily as he can rescue his beloved, setting an SUV ablaze with skilled ease.  What’s not to love about a guy who can fly, save your butt from bad guys, and ignite a bonfire for a romantic evening in the desert with just one breath?

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Review: Daughter of the Gods by Stephanie Thornton

I have been fascinated with Hatshepsut since my introduction to her in Pauline Gedge’s Child of the Morning.  What an awesome woman!  She ascended the throne of Egypt, proclaimed herself Pharaoh, and led her country into a period of wealth and prosperity.  Her name survived thousands of years, even though her nephew (and step-son), attempted to obliterate all knowledge of her from history.  When I saw that Stephanie Thornton had written a book about my historical idol, I had to read it!

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Review: Blonde Ops by Charlotte Bennardo and Natalie Zaman

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Review:

I had really high hopes for Blonde Ops, and while some were met, the overall pacing of the story disappointed.  It started out so promisingly, too!  Bec has been kicked out of yet another boarding school, and she’s returning home in disgrace.  A bit too smart for her own good, she was caught hacking into the school’s database to change her grades.  In retrospect, it wasn’t the brightest thing she could have done – it would have been far better to wait until after classes were out for the semester, because the likelihood of her getting busted would have been much less.  This turns out to be Bec’s greatest fault: she is impulsive and usually doesn’t think before she acts, which causes so much grief for her.

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Review and Giveaway–Vampire’s Thirst by Cynthia Garner

Today I have a review of Vampire’s Thirst, as well as an ebook giveaway, and an awesome tourwide giveaway.  Check it out!

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After reading Vampire’s Hunger, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Vampire’s Thirst.  I’m pleased to report that my harshest criticism of the book is reserved for the cover, which I can’t stand to look at, and  I was so glad I read this on my Kindle so I didn’t have to gaze at all.  Maybe I am jealous that the guy has bigger breasts than I do.  Maybe it’s the weird shadows that make me want to give this guy a support bra.  And what is up with the complete lack of chest hair on cover models?  Bleh!

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#zombie Review: Omega Days by John L Campbell

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Review:

I just can’t resist zombies!  When I was offered a chance to review Omega Days, I didn’t have to know anything else about the book other than it was full of zombie goodness.  Originally self-pubbed as an ebook, Berkley is releasing it in paperback with expanded material from the author.  Though Omega Days clocks in at over 350 pages, I gobbled it up in two sittings.  I couldn’t put it down!  Well, I did read for a while before I went to bed, which gave me a few nightmares, but that’s why we read these horror novels, isn’t it?

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Review and Giveaway: Searching for Perfect by Jennifer Probst

 

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Review:

I enjoyed the Marriage to a Billionaire series, especially The Marriage Bargain (yes, yes, it’s because of the dog), so when I had the opportunity to review Searching for Perfect, I jumped right onboard.  The hero is a rocket scientist, er, aerospace engineer, and I like geeky characters, so that was another point in its favor.  While I enjoyed the book, I did have some issues buying into the romance between Kennedy and Nate-there wasn’t as much chemistry as I hoped for, though there are some very fun scenes with them.

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