Thursday, February 6th 2014

Review: Lady Thief by A.C. Gaughen

16181630Title: Lady Thief

Author: A.C. Gaughen

Publisher: Walker Children’s

Publication Date: February 2014

Genre: Young Adult Fiction/Fantasy

Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book Two Continue Reading →

Monday, January 20th 2014

Review: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

15839984Title: Cruel Beauty

Author: Rosamund Hodge

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Publication Date: January 2014

Genre: Young Adult Fiction/Fantasy

Series or Stand Alone: Stand Alone Continue Reading →

Monday, September 9th 2013

Author Interview & Review: Antigoddess by Kendare Blake

13246736Title: Antigoddess

Author: Kendare Blake

Publisher: Tor Teen

Publication Date: September 2013

Genre: Young Adult Fiction/Fantasy Retelling

Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book One Continue Reading →

Monday, June 3rd 2013

Review: Spent (Miss Chatterley) by Logan Belle


Title: Spent (Miss Chatterley)

Author: Logan Belle

Publisher: Pocket Star

Publication Date: June 2013

Genre: Adult Romance/Erotica

Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book Four




Synopsis can be found here.
This book was received from the publisher for free in exchange for an honest review.


Review:

Well that was pretty good!
This is the final installment in this four part story.
Connie has realized her mistake in having an affair and is trying to make it up to Cliff. But with her enemies armed with information and their own agenda, Connie is going to have a harder time than she realizes trying to redeem herself.

A great ending, closure and some fun twists. I liked how Mellors’s character turned out, especially how Connie finally compares him to Cliff, and how we saw more of Cliff and Connie together. I think Connie became more of a full person for me in this last installment. And Cliff really took responsibility for his actions, making him the most sympathetic and likeable character in the book. Ivy is evil as ever, making her a great villain, and the ending left me satisfied.

I would recommend it to friends who enjoy erotica and retellings. The passion is hot and I really liked how the story ended.


Rating 8 Cookie Worthy

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Monday, May 20th 2013

Review: Torn (Miss Chatterley) by Logan Belle

Title: Torn (Miss Chatterley)

Author: Logan Belle

Publisher: Pocket Star

Publication Date: May 2013

Genre: Adult Romance/Erotica

Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book Three

Synopsis can be found here.
This book was received from the publisher for free in exchange for an honest review.

Review:

After book two’s cliffhanger, we are back with Connie and Cliff.
I’m not going to give anything away, but wow.
Things are getting good.

Connie is having some serious guilt issues, but like a junky, she can’t stay away from her drug. Cliff is clueless, but devoted and trying to find a way to make it work at all costs. He is finally seeing that things may not be as great as they once were, and Cliff’s love for Connie makes me like him even more.

Am I a fan of Connie? Nope. But she’s more of a sympathetic character by now, and the last line in the book makes me think I’ll feel a lot warmer towards her in the next installment.

Ivy is having her own adventures with the enemy and I find her encounters to be even more sexy than Mellors and Connie.
The writing is still well done, the scenes steamy. And in my opinion, at least Ivy and Tommy have personalities. They may not be nice people, but they’re far more interesting to me than Connie and Mellors.

Also, perhaps if the four installments were read as one book, the drag of book two may not have been noticeable at all.


Overall, things are heating up! I can’t wait to see what happens!

Rating 8 Cookie Worthy

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Monday, May 13th 2013

Review: Dirty (Miss Chatterley) by Logan Belle

Title: Dirty (Miss Chatterley)

Author: Logan Belle

Publisher: Pocket Star

Publication Date: May 2013

Genre: Adult Romance/Erotica

Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book Two

Synopsis can be found here.
I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

Review:

We continue on Connie Chatterley’s adventure. To choose between her loving yet absent boyfriend Cliff or her hot as hell hunk Mellors, Connie’s guilt nags on her.
But that doesn’t stop her from resisting Mellors’s pull to her.

The story moves along slowly in this second installment.
Again, I don’t feel a great interest in Connie or Mellors as people. They’re more like sexual beings who have very little back story. And the history that is given doesn’t seem to  but the sex scenes are hot enough that I forget about it! 

Cliff pushes a little bit more center stage in this story, showing what a strange love triangle there is. Cliff isn’t abusive, or hurtful or evil. It’s easy to see how Connie is having a hard time giving up either men. Though still, Cliff is more of a human being than Mellors at this point. You know, human being vs. man candy.


So when Cliff invites Mellors to his and Connie’s home, to help them train and get in better shape, Connie is thrown for a loop when Mellors accepts!
Between guilt and lust, Connie isn’t sure where to go from here.

While not a lot happens in the book, it’s still a fun, sexy story that kept me wanting to read more. And the cliffhanger ending- well, that just propelled me into reading book three!

Rating 7 Pretty Cool, Would Recommend

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Monday, May 6th 2013

Review: Hungry (Miss Chatterley) by Logan Belle

Title: Hungry (Miss Chatterley)

Author: Logan Belle

Publisher: Pocket Star

Publication Date: May 2013

Genre: Adult Romance/Erotica

Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book One

Synopsis can be found here.
This book was received from the publisher for free in exchange for an honest review.

Review:
A modern retelling of Lady Chatterley’s Lover.

Connie Chatterley arrives in Silicon Valley with her boyfriend, the
genius Cliff. But as Cliff becomes more focused on his work, and not paying any emotional or physical attention to Connie, Connie is totally alone and lonely. That is, until she meets Oliver Mellors- ex-marine, physical coach and all around hotness. Mellors awakens something in Connie that she thought was gone and starts down a path she doesn’t know how will end. Nor does she know how she wants it to.

I’ve never read the original D.H. Lawrence classic, so I can’t compare the two. But this first book was so much fun.

Hot, raw and a fast read, we’re thrown into Connie’s mind as she leaves her NYC comfortable surroundings, friends and family and begins to live in Silicone Valley. There, she’s lonely and Cliff seems to totally forget her existence completely. 

Then there’s Ivy, Cliff’s assistant and second in command, who is just bad news with a capital B!

Cliff is sweet, yet absentminded character. He does seem to love Connie, but he is so selfish and consumed by his growing company, he doesn’t see anything around him. Coupled with a vengeful second in command, and Connie is pushed to the background, a viewer in her own life.
Now, of course Mellors is hot. Of course he’s bad ass. 

But I’m not sure I totally buy whatever their attraction is. There’s nothing really special about Connie or Mellors, in fact. So character wise, they are not very interesting. However, once they start their relationship, it’s fast, furious and sexy. But character wise, I feel like something is missing.

Overall, the first installment in the series (this is a four part serial) is strong, engaging and a fast read.

I immediately started the second part!

Rating 7 Pretty Cool, Would Recommend

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