Monday, January 23, 2017

Book Review: Midnight Pursuits (Killer Instincts #4) by: Elle Kennedy

Release Date: April 1, 2014
from Signet
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"Her job is to stay hidden.
Too bad he can’t take his eyes off her.

Soldier-for-hire Ethan Hayes is the youngest member of an elite mercenary team. While he may be affectionately nicknamed the rookie, the skills Ethan honed as a Marine make him seriously dangerous. But when a sudden distress call puts him in close quarters with a rival, he finds more than his field skills being put to the test.

Juliet Mason stands out as the master thief in a covert group of assassins and spies. Her latest mission is personal—and it’s gone horribly wrong. Juliet may prefer to work alone, but when the rookie comes to her aid in snowy Eastern Europe, she can’t deny they make a good team. But even up against a powerful enemy, their most challenging task yet may be fighting the passion between them..."

My Thoughts:

This series owns me! Gosh I cannot get over how much I loved Ethan and Juliet. Those two were dynamite together and this book rocked. This one was a bit different from the others and I loved the change of pace.

Juliet is an awesome heroine. She is tough as nails and guarded and she takes no prisoners. She is a kickass assassin and naturally I adored her for it. That girl has titanium walls up, but once Ethan decided he wants to take them down nothing will stop him. Ethan was fantastic too and I fell hard for him. He is such a sweetheart, but he is also a badass. Ethan is a good guy with a dangerous and alpha streak and I was gone for him. He and Juliet together made a great duo and their banter was some of my favorite of the series.

As always, the secondary characters were awesome. Sully and Liam remain my favorites and I cannot get enough of those two. Then there is Jim and Noelle. I don’t even know what to make of those two, but their book is going to be tense. That’s all I know.

What I liked about this one was that the suspense aspect was a bit different from the other books. This time around we delve into the corrupt world of politics and it made for some crazy action. There is action and danger and that makes it so hard to put this book down.

Midnight Pursuits is another fantastic read in the Killer Instincts series. This series is downright addictive and I don’t know why I didn’t dive into this series fully sooner.

Friday, January 20, 2017

On My Shelf: Asunder by: Jodi Meadows

On My Shelf is a feature I started here on the blog and I'm sure there are a ton of similar ones out there, but basically I just wanted to start spotlighting some of the MANY backlist titles I have accumulated on my shelf and kindle. The idea is to spotlight an older book I have on my massive TBR. I also thought it would be a fun way to discuss these books with my fellow bloggers, get some of your thoughts and figure out which ones I need to read ASAP and which ones can wait a bit more. And if you want to join in too, I would love to see what is on your shelf! Just leave me a link in the comments.

I actually can't believe I haven't read this book yet because I absolutely loved Incarnate. This cover is stunning and I adore these characters and this world. I also need my answers! 

So tell me. Have you read it? Did you love it? Hate it? Was it meh?

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Book Review: Heart & Soul (Lost & Found #5) by: Nicole Williams

Release Date: June 15, 2015
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"Love is what makes us. It’s also what breaks us.

If this is true, Rowen just became the proverbial wrecking ball to Jesse’s life.

Upon discovering Rowen is pregnant after taking every precaution to ensure otherwise due to a life-threatening heart condition, Jesse is forced to face too many harsh realities and they send him into a desperate, dark place. To consider the possibility that he might lose his wife and unborn child is too much for Jesse to bear.

The situation is out of his control, so he gloms on to the few things he can control. Like noting Rowen’s every move, or dialing the doctor whenever her face goes a shade pale, or even acknowledging the fact he’d be willing to make a deal with the devil in exchange for his wife’s and child’s lives. There’s nothing he wouldn’t do or give or sacrifice to keep them from harm.

But what happens when the devil takes that deal Jesse struck, and the tables turn? A life for a life. A soul for a soul. A heart for a heart. His life for theirs.

Love is what makes us. It’s also what breaks us.

Love’s made Jesse and Rowen. Love’s about to break them too."

My Thoughts:

Rowen and Jesse are one of my all-time favorite couples, so you’re probably wondering why I didn’t pick this book up immediately. I put this book off for over a year because I was terrified of it. I mean that blurb made me so nervous and I knew I was in for a bumpy ride with this one. I am so glad I finally made myself read this one though because I truly adore Jesse and Rowen.

Jesse Walker is such a great guy and he hurt my heart in this one. Poor Jesse does not deal with the pregnancy news well because he worries for Rowen and the baby. Jesse has always been a worrier, but he went a bit crazy here. He loves Rowen so much and my heart hurt for him as he navigated this new terrain. He was constantly worried he would lose Rowen and the baby at any minute.

I also loved seeing how much Rowen has grown as a character. She has come so far from Lost & Found but is still the same in so many ways. She is still the tough girl we first met, but she has also learned to open up now. She and Jesse together are my favorite and their banter is fantastic.

The characters who stole the show though were Garth and Josie. Every time they busted up into a scene they took control of it. I love this Garth and he had me cracking up nonstop. One scene in particular with him yelling and a hospital was probably my favorite. And Josie is always her wonderful self, so she was just great.

Heart & Soul delivered the emotional punch I expected and I’m so glad I finally made time for this book. Rowen and Jesse still remain one of my all-time favorite couples and I loved this extra story we got for them.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Waiting On Wednesday #213: The Black Witch by: Laurie Forest

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine
It spotlilghts upcoming releases that we are dying to read.

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"A Great Winged One will soon arise and cast his fearsome shadow upon the land. And just as Night slays Day, and Day slays Night, so also shall another Black Witch rise to meet him, her powers vast beyond imagining. 

So foretells the greatest prophecy of the Gardnerian mages. Carnissa Gardner, the last prophesied Black Witch, drove back the enemy forces and saved her people during the Realm War. Now a new evil is on the horizon, and her granddaughter, Elloren, is believed to be Carnissa’s heir—but while she is the absolute image of her famous grandmother, Elloren is utterly devoid of power in a society that prizes magical ability above nearly all else.

When she is granted the opportunity to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming an apothecary, Elloren is eager to join her brothers at the prestigious Verpax University and finally embrace a destiny of her own, free from the shadow of her grandmother’s legacy. But she soon realizes that the University, which admits all manner of peoples—including the fire-wielding, winged Icarals, the sworn enemies of her people—is an even more treacherous place for the granddaughter of the Black Witch." 

This sounds so amazing and I neeeeeeed it!

The Black Witch will be released on May 2, 2017.
What are you waiting on?

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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