Review: Dancing in the Rain by Kelly Jamieson

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I haven’t been reading many Loveswept romances because they publish so many that are New Adult, and it takes a special NA to keep me engaged.  I thought that Dancing in the Rain was NA, so I skimmed over it when I first saw it.  Then I read some good reviews, I’m a sucker for a good hockey hero, and I decided to give it a go.  I am so glad I did, because it is easily one of my favorite contemporary romances so far this year.

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Review: Walk of Shame by Lauren Layne

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I have read a few Lauren Layne titles, and for the most part, I have enjoyed them.  I was avoiding Walk of Shame at first because I thought it was NA, and I am not a huge fan of the New Adult genre.  In fact, most of time I can’t stand the angsty whining.  I decided to take a chance on it after some research on Amazon and GoodReads, and I’m glad I did, though the book had mixed results for me.

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Review: The Baby Bombshell by Victoria James

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I usually enjoy Victoria James’ books, so I was so disappointed when I didn’t enjoy this one.  Lily and Jack’s romance did not keep me engaged, and I thought Jack was an incredibly selfish jerk.  I started calling him Jack-ass, because I found some of his behavior so offensive. Here is a guy who ran away from everyone who loved him, instead of manning up and trying to deal with his grief over the loss of his twin brother and nephew, surrounded by the loving embrace of his family and his fiancée.  Nope. Not good enough for him. He’s gonna do it ALONE.

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Mini Review: A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole

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Review by Poo Penny

BLEGH. If questionable consent is your thing, then you are really gonna like this book. I don’t get it, and I am ok with it. It was just too rapey for me. I like when there is a clash of wills, and the seduction is a little more intense, but not when the heroine is kind of a wuss. She had absolutely no spine. When she finally DID get a spine, I was wondering, why didn’t she kick the crap out of him a little more? She just bitch slapped him, and that was lame. So yeah, there is that. It makes no sense, because after this I read The Pawn, and I actually liked that story line a little more, but the heroine had a little bit of the same problem, being a total wuss.

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Review: Family of Convenience by Victoria W. Austin

 

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I really, really enjoyed this book.  Millie, homeless and pregnant, agrees to a marriage of convenience with Adam, a widower with two young children.  Both Adam and Millie had unpleasant first marriages, so Adam stresses that theirs will be only a marriage for the sake of the children, both his and Millie’s unborn baby.  Adam had already had his heart ripped to shreds, and he doesn’t want to go through that again.  Millie has never had an easy life, and she is terrified of being penniless and homeless, and so for her baby’s sake, she agrees to Adam’s proposal.

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Mini Review: The Pawn by Skye Warren

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Review by Poo Penny

This series has a lot of potential. I love a good revenge story. Especially one full of violence. Gabriel, however, is kind of a pathetic villain in this story. And Avery tries so hard to be a strong character, but she falls flat. I feel like the gravity of everything that happened in this book, and all the romanticizing she did will force her to face the situation and turn almost assassin like, and she will have her revenge. I hope. Because, I love a good revenge story. I want it so bad.

There were a lot of laughable moments in this book, that were so unlike Skye Warren, that I was confused. Normally her writing makes me uncomfortable. She is extremely, extremely graphic in her sex scenes, so there is that warning. I have had to put a few of her books down mid sentence because I was just like, no. This is not happening. But hearing an “innocent” character describe sexual encounters as “stuff” was just funny to me.

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