Saturday, December 29, 2012

Just a Cowboy and His Baby (Spikes & Spurs #6) by Carolyn Brown

Just a Cowboy and His Baby (Spikes and Spurs #6)
by Carolyn Brown

5 stars

Buy:Amazon UK/Amazon US
Reviewed by: Angels

Format:Kindle
Published:Sourcebooks Casablanca     
Source Gifted Copy
Genre: Contemporary Romance




Blurb

One determined, hell-on-wheels cowgirl. One equally determined, sexier-than-hell cowboy. One innocent baby, who suddenly takes center stage and everybody's priorities are suddenly up for grabs.

With a young baby dropped in his lap, bronco rider Trace Coleman's world is turned upside down. Suddenly, Gemma O'Donnell, his stiffest competition on the rodeo scene, is now the one person who can help him. She's already resisting his sexy smile and even sexier swagger, but she can't resist a baby. When it comes down to it, only one can win, but is winning more important than love and family?

My Thoughts

Out of all Carolyn's books I have read this year this is one of my top favorites.

I really enjoy this story as it was lot of fun to read about these two main characters Gemma and Trace.Wow ! What explosive sparks this couple had.I just loved Gemma a smart sexy holden with a lot of spunk. Trace the roughly handsome cowboy with a softer side not your typical rodeo cowboy the love and leave them type.


Gemma and Trace are in competition with one another on the circuit working toward the final prize at winning a million dollars. For Trace it would mean buying a Ranch and settling down to a place to call home and to Gemma it means proving she was the best and first women to win this competition where the male dominate.

I have to say that Gemma was defiantly my favorite character. At every turn in this story she amazed me on how well she read people and the compassion she had for others. She was such a loving soul with a great big heart.Fierce yet a compassionate loving soul.

Trace amazed me with his talent and the way he handled having a bomb dropped on him when many would have just high tailed it out of there. Loved the way he handled the kids who he was chaperoning on a ranch on a break between competitions.He had a big heart that was overflowing. I did not find Trace to be the playboy at all.Loved the way he cared for Gemma when she was hurt in the rodeo he was so sweet.

When I starting reading this story I was addicted from the very first page. What a page turner ! I could not wait to see what happen next between this couple.It looked like they were doomed from there very first kiss. How does one fall in love with the other when there is a winning purse of a million dollars standing between them ?


Gemma and Trace were an extraordinary couple who had many obstacles to overcome. Not only to achieve there dreams but to find that perfect someone who is right just for you but to find true happiness and ones soul-mate.I enjoyed the plot and story line it was very engaging with lovable characters.For some love comes easy but, others have to really work at it . From the very beginning I just could not see this couple staying together with all they had between them .When one is competition with the other the gloves come off and sometimes it can turn deadly but, this couple seemed to make it work with very little effort for the time being but one bombshell might just jeopardize it all.

This couple where the true test that love can Conquer All !

A recommended read to all ! And be sure to check out Carolyn's other books they were just as amazing as this read was. She has a long time fan here if she keeps writing stories like these They are heartfelt reads written and with love......








Saturday, December 15, 2012

Book Review for Untamed (The Amoveo Legend #3) by Sara Humphreys






Untamed (The Amoveo Legend #3)

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Reviewed by: Angels
Format:Kindle/Paperback
Published:Sourcebooks Casablanca
Source:Gifted Copy
Genre: Paranormal  Romance



  5 STAR READ






Description

The Amoveo are an ancient race who've lived secretly among humans for thousands of years. They are beautiful and incredibly strong but their race is extremely fragile--each has until the age of 30 to find their soul mate, before their bodies start to die a slow, painful death.
Layla Nickelsen has spent her life running from a mate she didn't choose, until William Fleury finally confronts her. Normally stoic and unemotional, William finds himself befuddled by Layla: his growing feelings for her and his driving need to protect her. And Layla has to admit that William might be everything she's always wanted after all...





My Thoughts and Review



I have to start out by saying this is a new author for me and a first time read.Sara has a promising series here as this was a excellent read. I will have to got back and start with the first book to read the entire series now.

Layla had been warned about the Amoveo, but now it was too late. Her mate had somehow found her. She did the only thing she could think of and  she ran to the only place she has ever felt safe. So Layla returns home to the farm she grew up on and the family she left behind.What she had not anticipated was William following her.



William is here to claim Layla as his mate but, Layla only knows fear and she fears him.The Amoveo have a destined mate and Layla turns out to be Williams although Layla is a hybrid and only part Amoveo she is the one for him and him alone and he wants to claim what is his.

William sets out to woo Layla which won't be and easy task.Not only does she not want any part of this mating business as she does not believe in destiny.The minute they meet you know there are made for one another the sparks fly between the two but Layla is looking for more then just a mate but someone to love her and care for her.She will not go willingly to a man she does not love or someone who does not love her in return destiny be damned.



As with all courtships they are never easy and William has his work cut out for him.Layla being a hybrid puts her at risk and there are those who are out to harm her as they believe all hybrids should be dead to secure a pure line of Amoveo. Trying to convince Layla to be his mate maybe the death of one of them or both as there is only one who is your true mate for a ones lifetime.

I have to say that William was my favorite character he is a gentle and a loving soul one who truly cares about others but, in the same breath damn lethal and will protect what is his at all costs.And Layla a talented photographer one who loves her brother with a whole heart and the women who raised her. She is very protective and very proud to a fault.

This courtship was a whirlwind of danger and death making a intriguing read.Though out the story secrets are uncovered and brought to light.The plot thickens and so does the danger.The story keeps you guessing every time you think you had a handle on things some other disaster strikes taking you in a whole other direction.The story will keep you totally engrossed and turning the pages.

Does love conquer all  ? We will just have to wait and see...

We all look for happy ever after endings but with reading this story  your not so sure...

I enjoyed this story about Layla and William and look forward to picking up the previous books in this series to learn more about the Amoveo's and there clan members and be there while they search for there destined mates.I hope to be along for the ride...

A Recommended read to all !My First book by Sara but, won't be the last job well done !



























































Sunday, December 9, 2012

Book Review for Fatal Affair (Fatal #1) by Marie Force



Fatal Affair (Fatal, #1)

Fatal Affair 

(Fatal #1)


by 
Reviewed by: Tonya
Format:Kindle/Paperback
Published:Carina Press
Source:Purchased
Genre:  Mystery,Romantic Suspense
  5 STAR READ




Description

Washington, D.C., Metro Police Detective Sergeant Sam Holland needs a big win to salvage her career--and her confidence--after a disastrous investigation. The perfect opportunity arises when Senator John O'Connor is found brutally murdered in his bed, and Sam is assigned to the case. Matters get complicated when Sam has to team up with Nick Cappuano, O'Connor's friend and chief of staff...and the man Sam had a memorable one-night stand with years earlier. Their sexual chemistry still sizzles, and Sam has to fight to stay focused on the case. Sleeping with a material witness is another mistake she can't afford--especially when the bodies keep piling up.

My Thoughts and Review
 
High Paced - Super Intense
I love books with strong female leads and I love books even more when the strong female lead is in a powerful position like in this case a detective.

Samantha "Sam" Holland is a detective investigating the horrific murder of a very popular US Senator. A major witness to the case Nick a man she had a one night stand with over 6 years ago found the body of the senator. Sam has had so real trials in her life since then from a bad marriage, her father (once the chief of police) being injured on the duty and permanently paralized, a high profile case she was on turned bad and now the murder of a US Senator. She doesnt need this man to come back into her life but he does and at full force.

The plot of the book, the lay out all of it is excellent. I love when I can start a book and immediately be drawn into the story, into the lives of the characters and feel like I am right there, like one of them. You can't wait for the next page, the next clue to try and find out who murdered the Senator and let me just say I was completely shocked in the outcome - who really murdered the senator.

Fixing to get the next book in the series. Great Job Marie Force....
 



























Book Review for Unbound (The Guardian Legacies #1) by Emily Goodwin








Unbound (The Guardian Legacies #1)

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Reviewed by: Tonya
Format:Kindle
Published:Emily Goodwin
Source:Purchased
Genre:  Romance,Paranormal Romance

  4 STAR READ




Description


The world of ghosts and spirits is nothing new to eighteen year old Anora Benson; she’s spent her whole life trying to ignore them, trying to be normal. But when the Pricolici, a group of ancient bounty hunters, are sent after her, Anora realizes she is more than just a medium.

As a witch she has power, power she doesn’t know how to use, power that makes her vulnerable to the demons that desire her gifts. Anora is alone and scared, forced to face the darkness on her own. Then she meets Ethan, a mysterious boy who shows up in her life right along with the magic, and he seems to know quite a bit about her and her legacy Coven. Will she risk everything by trusting him or risk fighting alone?



My Thoughts and Review
 

Excellent Read Strong Female Lead

First let me start with at time the book seemed a bit disjointed but that aside it really is a very good paranormal witch book. I loved the main character Anora the writer did a good job with her character making her very believable. For the most part your average teen who feels like a freak because she's different and doesn't fully understand why. That is until her aunt she barely knew,but who always sent strange gifts, passes away. Then her whole life changes.

The author does a good job with her twin brother Harrison, jock and a bit of a bad boy. Her best friend Laney who sticks by her friends side even when her own life is on the line. Marie the jealous friend. Mike the jerk EX boyfriend - scumbag extraordaire and Ethan part of a secret order who becomes the love of Anoras life. Great male lead.

This really is a good book and I've already downloaded book 2 Reaper to read. 









 

























Sunday, November 11, 2012

Book Review for The Angel's Assassin by Samantha Holt



The Angel's Assassin

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Reviewed by: Tonya
Format:Kindle
Published:Samantha Holt
Source:Purchased
Genre: , Romance,Paranormal Romance

  5 STAR READ




Description


A medieval story of love and betrayal.

As a rebellion sweeps England, Lady Annabel finds her home overrun by rebels. Much to her relief, a dark knight comes to her rescue, claiming to have been sent to protect her by her uncle.

But Nicholas holds a secret about the job he was sent to do and it is a far cry from what Annabel believes it to be. As the attraction between them grows, Nicholas begins to question the dark life he has lived. But is it enough to change him and will Annabel ever trust again after learning the true nature of his sinful duty?



My Thoughts and Review

Looking at the cover of this book who wouldn't want to hire this man - perfect cover for the book.

Nicholas is a hired assassin for the right price he can be bought and he will kill without any remorse. He knows he has no soul. No one knows who he is, anonymity is how he likes it until he meets Annabel. Hired by her uncle to bring Annabel back to him so he can take over the keep that was bestowed upon her by the king when her parents died. Her uncle, jealous and thinking it should have rightfully been his, wants to do away with his niece while all along having the king believe her a traitor.

Nicholas sets off to get Annabel and from the start has to fight for her life, rescuing her from her own keep under attack by rebels it starts right from the very beginning, her subtle looks his way, her small frame, and her different yet exquisite looks draw him in. She is nice to him from the very start and grateful he saved her from the rebels.

She believes he is there to rescue her and take her back to her uncle under her uncles orders, and through the rough journey she slowly charms him, tries to befriend him and falls in love with him. Nicholas however fights it the entire time, even at one point chasing her away on fear of killing her. But then regrets his actions chasing after her only to find her life in peril and rescues her yet again. She knows then he loves her too even if he can't say it yet. She will get him to say it.

Finally just as she declares her love for him her uncle appears - she is wary as Nicholas has informed her of her uncles evil side until she is told of why Nicholas was really in her life. She turns from him forcing him from her life and he leaves broken. She never wants to see him again but not before he gets her uncle out of her life so she can at least be free, even if it means free from him.

Later he returns secretly to return something very precious to her she thought lost forever. She is startled to find him there but thrilled as she has learned she truly loves him even if their meeting was not under the right circumstances. He tells her then how much he loves her. And that is where I will leave my review as I don't want to give away any more.

You wont be sorry for reading this book, and I hope the author thinks of making a sequil to this I would love to see what happens with Nicholas and Annabel and.......

SUPER READ!!!!! A medieval story of love and betrayal.




 

























Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Book Review for Always There by K T King

 



Always There by K T King 


Reviewed by: Tonya
Format:Kindle
Pages: 198
Published: K T King
Source:Purchased
Genre: , Romance,Contemporary Romance
Buy:Amazon Uk/Amazon US

  5 STAR READ


Description
A journey of friendship, love and hope.

Kelly and Jake are the vision of a perfect relationship, until the day Jake doesn't turn up to meet Kelly. She is furious, but the truth is worse than she could ever imagine. When tragedy strikes, Kelly's life begins to fall apart and she can no longer see a future for herself. With the help of her friends, Kelly struggles to deal with the shock, pain and love from both her past and her present.


My Thoughts and Review 


I have to compliment the author this was a fabulous book. We have all been touched by the loss of a loved one. This book takes you through the lives of best friends Kelly, Matt, Rachel & Laura when they lose their friend Jake, Kelly's finance, to a very tragic accident. It takes you through what each feels along with Jakes parents. How one friends grief is private and angry and lashes out so unexpectedly.

Kelly is devastated when she gets home thinking Jake forgot to pick her up only to have his parents arrive to take her to the hospital where Jake was taken. When Jake doesn't make it her world falls apart. He had been a part of her life for as long as she could remember. How would she go on. Good friends Matt and Rachel are there with her through all of it.

Then a silver lining she's going to be a mother and part of Jake will live on. What great news or is it? Not everyone takes the news as Kelly thought they would. A friend lashes out, Jakes mother and father struggle and before it's all said and done Kelly and her babies are all fighting for their lives.

But that silver lining comes back and through all of the trials these friends and family members go through Love blossoms, hearts mend and life goes on.

This is a really good book and shows that even in ones darkest hour there really is hope and love at the other end.



 



























Friday, October 26, 2012

Book Review for Against The Wind by Virginia Kelly



Against the Wind
by virginia Kelly
Reviewed by:Tonya
Format:Kindle
Pages: 178
Published:Virginia Kelly
Source:Purchased
Genre:Romantic Suspense,Thriller,Contemporary
Buy: Amazon UK I Amazon US

  5 STAR READ



Description

A hurricane
Category 3 Hurricane Nell, powerful, deadly, life-changing, slams into the Florida Gulf Coast

A man on the run
FBI Special Agent Michael Alvarez, falsely accused of fraud and murder, is determined to clear his name and survive attempts on his life, even if it means depending on

The woman who rejected him
Society girl Blair Davenport refused Michael’s marriage proposal six years ago, knowing she couldn't cope with the secrets and dangers of his career. Now she has a chance to make it up to him, but neither can ignore

The passion that still blazes between them
Despite the past, they're tempted more than ever, and there's

A relentless pursuer
Blair's brother, FBI Special Agent Drew Davenport, hot on Michael's trail, won’t let a hurricane stop him. Is he simply doing his job? Or is he behind the attempts on Michael’s life?

An emotional adventure of romance and suspense, AGAINST THE WIND proves that second chances can be passionate--and deadly.

My Thoughts and Review 

I first want to say I LOVED THIS BOOK. Right from the start you feel a part of the story line and can see the characters Michael (Miguel) the handsome yet secretive and determined FBI agent on the run, Blair the beautiful yet insecure woman who fell in love but was afraid to take the leap. From the start they are thrown back into each others lives after years of fighting what their hearts were telling them. And from the go they are in constant turmoil with each other, and constant danger from those who wish to end Michael's life.

Blair is set to dive in and show Michael she wants him, Michael battles it the whole way. He's fighting for his life, and fighting against what his heart is telling him (more than Blair is). He is running from his best friend and Blair's brother. Afraid he is part of the ones who want to kill him. Blair is willing to risk everything to help him and prove he is innocent and prove her brother is too.

This is a fast past, constantly moving, ducking and running book. The sexual tension is always underlying and yet right there on the top. Amazingly written, easy to become a part of, see and feel the characters and the settings. Great book.