Category Archives: 5 Star Reads

Book Review: The Loyal Heart by Merry Farmer

The Loyal Heart cover

Book Description:

Lady Aubrey has a problem. Several problems. Her childhood love, Ethan, has returned home from the Crusades, but he’s more interested in winning his land back than wooing her. She has to rescue a pair of nuns who are being held prisoner in Derby Castle’s tower by the sadistic Sheriff Buxton. And to top it all off she’s developing scandalous feelings for Buxton’s lackey, the dark and devilish Crispin. Faced with all that, what’s a girl to do but don a disguise as the Derbywood Bandit and take matters into her own hands?

Read more… →

Book Review: In His Keeping by Maya Banks

71c4tnwz6lL._SL1500_ 

 Book Description:

#1 bestselling author Maya Banks continues her suspenseful and steamy Slow Burn series with this second book—a twisting tale featuring a strong yet vulnerable heroine in danger and the sexy alpha hero who must save her.

Abandoned as a baby to a young wealthy couple and raised in a world of privilege, Arial has no hint of her past or who she belonged to. Her only link lies in the one thing that sets her apart from everyone else—telekinetic powers. Protected by her adoptive parents and hidden from the public to keep her gift secret, Ari is raised in the lap of luxury, and isolation. That is, until someone begins threatening her life.

Beau Devereaux is no stranger to the strange. As the head of Deveraux Security, he’s more than familiar with the realities of physic powers. So when a family friend approaches him about protecting his daughter, he’s more than ready to jump on board. What Beau isn’t prepared for is the extent of his attraction to his beautiful and powerful client. What began as a simple assignment, just another job, quickly turns personal as Beau discovers he’ll do anything at all to protect Ari. Even if it costs him his life.

Read more… →

Book Review, Blitz & Rafflecopter: Withering Hope by Layla Hagan

WitheringHopeTourBannerBook & Author details:
Withering Hope by Layla Hagen
Publication date: January 19th 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
a Rafflecopter giveaway

WH
*This will be a STANDALONE CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE.*

Aimee’s wedding is supposed to turn out perfect. Her dress, her fiancé and the location—the idyllic holiday ranch in Brazil—are perfect.

But all Aimee’s plans come crashing down when the private jet that’s taking her from the U.S. to the ranch—where her fiancé awaits her—defects mid-flight and the pilot is forced to perform an emergency landing in the heart of the Amazon rainforest.

With no way to reach civilisation, being rescued is Aimee and Tristan’s—the pilot—only hope. A slim one that slowly withers away, desperation taking its place. Because death wanders in the jungle under many forms: starvation, diseases. Beasts.
As Aimee and Tristan fight to find ways to survive, they grow closer. Together they discover that facing old, inner agonies carved by painful pasts takes just as much courage, if not even more, than facing the rainforest.

Despite her devotion to her fiancé, Aimee can’t hide her feelings for Tristan—the man for whom she’s slowly becoming everything. You can hide many things in the rainforest. But not lies. Or love.

Withering Hope is the story of a man who desperately needs forgiveness and the woman who brings him hope. It is a story in which hope births wings and blooms into a love that is as beautiful and intense as it is forbidden

Layla

AUTHOR BIO
My name is Layla Hagen and I am a New Adult Contemporary Romance author.
I fell in love with books when I was nine years old, and my love affair with stories continues even now, many years later.
I write romantic stories and can’t wait to share them with the world.
And I drink coffee. Lots of it, in case the photo didn’t make it obvious enough

Author links:
http://laylahagen.com/
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7520984.Layla_Hagen
https://www.facebook.com/LaylaHagenBooks
https://twitter.com/laylahagen

Book Review:

Withering Hope is an understatement! Imagine you’re on your way to meet you fiancé for your perfect wedding in the perfect location, with your perfect dress only to never arrive. Instead your plane crashes in the heart of the Amazon Rain Forest. To top it off no one can find you because the black box was destroyed and the pilot had to steer off course prior to the crash.  Hope, yeah I can see why it’s withering and I am not even done. They have a measly amount of food that will barely last the day, maybe 2 at most.  In addition, there is no water and most of the supplies were lost in the crash.

Tristan (Pilot) and Aimee fight to survive starvation and what lurks in the jungle.  Death knocks on their door more than once, will they make it? They quickly become a team working together to survive.  As weeks and months pass, their bond becomes stronger and stronger.  Has their bond become too strong?

The emotional turmoil this story brings, despair, longing, fear, dread, sadness, and lastly love, you will feel like you’re living it with them. This was an original story and a page turner from page one. It captivated me and I just needed to finish it to see what happened, so I read it in one night. How did it end, I can’t even!

Do yourself a favor and read it.

5 Stars

Tori

Book Blitz and Review: Storm Cloud by Lacy Danes

Storm Clouds Banner 851 x 315

Storm Clouds

Dragon’s Fate

Book Three

Lacy Danes

Genre: Paranormal Romance/

alternate universe/historical/red hot

Publisher: Samhain

Date of Publication: December 30th

ISBN: 9781619225718

ASIN:

Number of pages: 75

Book Description

Before there can be fire, there must be air…

Dragon’s Fate, Book 3

Like his brothers, Ilmir is a dragon born by blood magic. Unlike them, he has an unrelenting thirst for human blood. His one and only scruple: he will never bite a woman he loves. It would kill her, and her loss would drive him mad.

Read more… →

Book Review: The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness

A1FCyxvHfaL

Book Description

After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness’s enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew’s ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches—with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency. In the trilogy’s final volume, Harkness deepens her themes of power and passion, family and caring, past deeds and their present consequences. In ancestral homes and university laboratories, using ancient knowledge and modern science, from the hills of the Auvergne to the palaces of Venice and beyond, the couple at last learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago.

Read more… →

Book Review: Burn For Me: A Hidden Legacy Novel by Ilona Andrews

 

burnforme

Book Description

#1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews launches a brand-new Hidden Legacy series, in which one woman must place her trust in a seductive, dangerous man who sets off an even more dangerous desire . . .

Nevada Baylor is faced with the most challenging case of her detective career—a suicide mission to bring in a suspect in a volatile situation. Nevada isn’t sure she has the chops. Her quarry is a Prime, the highest rank of magic user, who can set anyone and anything on fire.

Read more… →

Book Review: Jinxed by Donna Augustine

Jinxedcovergimp

Book Description

Karma, it’s what they call me and the very essence of who I am. When I died young, I was recruited by the agency that keeps the Universe running smoothly. As someone with a human past, most of my coworkers consider me inferior.

But not everyone. Something evil has been stalking me for centuries. It’s been biding its time, waiting for the moment when it will strike and it needs me to to do it.

Read more… →