Friday, May 31, 2013

His Reluctant HouseguestHis Reluctant Houseguest by Stephen Miletus
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

*Copy provided by the author through the BDSM TPE Bar in exchange for an honest review*

I normally love kidnap/capture books and non-con books. Based on the description I thought I'd love this book. It was OK, but didn't live up to my expectations. I know that most of the books I read are written by women and this was written by a man, but I just couldn't relate to the book or the characters. Neither of the two main characters was likeable and I felt that the relationship didn't grow between Drake and Veronica. Drake would torture Veronika one way. Then he'd seem to back off and I thought he'd start feeling something, but then he'd do it again. I know this is a serial book, but usually there's some resolution at the end. I didn't feel like there was here. Maybe it gets resolved in later books, but I can't figure out where the series is going.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Review - Laura Kaye's South of Surrender

by Laura Kaye

Book Description:
She's the only one who can see through his golden boy fa├žade to the broken god within...
Chrysander Notos, Supreme God of the South Wind and Summer, is on a mission: save Eurus from his death sentence and prove his troubled brother can be redeemed. But Eurus fights back, triggering vicious storms that threaten the mortal realm and dangerously drain Chrys.
Laney Summerlyn refuses to give up her grandfather's horse farm, despite her deteriorating vision. More than ever, she needs the organized routine of her life at Summerlyn Stables, until a ferocious storm brings an impossible—and beautiful—creature crashing down from the heavens.
Injured while fighting Eurus, Chrys finds himself at the mercy of a mortal woman whose compassion and acceptance he can't resist. As they surrender to the passion flaring between them, immortal enemies close in, forcing Chrys to choose between his brother and the only woman who's ever loved the real him.

I received this book as an Advanced Reader Copy from NetGalley in return for an honest review!

I've always been interested in Greek Mythology and I've been reading romance novels since I was a pre-teen. I love Laura Kaye's Hearts of the Anemoi books because they combine these two things. I liked the first two books in the series (North of Need and West of Want), but I LOVED South of Surrender. It might be because Summer is my favorite season and Chrysander is a God of Summer, but I literally fell in love with Chrysander. Laney and Chrys (and the other characters) were "real" to me. I could feel their pain, their thoughts, and their feelings. Even though the books was about Gods, I could relate to the characters. While I do like quite a few books (I love reading all romance genres) I don't often get completely into the story, but I did here. I was completely absorbed in South of Surrender. I didn't want the book to end and I can not wait to see what happens in East of Ecstasy. This book is definitely one of my top 10 for 2013 and will probably stay in my top 5 for the year. I highly recommend South of Surrender.

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