October 2013 Archive

A First Love Never Dies

18050913by: Margaret Taylor

Pages: 151

Published: June 2nd, 2013

ASIN: B00D5UWYC4

From Goodreads: Janel Canton must be pregnant by the time Fleet Commander Pearson Acto catches up to her again and only one man will do for that. Her one true love, sexy Montana Sheriff Jake Reeves. But returning to Earth she finds he’s still mourning his dead wife and has become very comfortable in the small-town life. Will introducing him to reality of the Universe be enough for him to move on to a new life?

Sheriff Jake Reeves never thought the nerdy girl he and his cronies picked on in High School would someday become a star ship captain capable of holding her own in just about any situation. But when he meets up with Janel again at their 20 year reunion, that’s exactly what he finds! Gone is the nerdy little mouse that never fought back. In it’s place, is a rough and tumble, no holds barred, drop-dead gorgeous woman who he’s going to have one hell of a time not falling in love with…

 

This is one of those books that I got hooked on immediately. I loved the interaction between the characters. I also loved how the main character thought and how she approached life. She was someone I could relate to, so it was easy to get caught up in another time when there are other planets we can travel to. I’m also a complete and total sucker for books about lost loves, or in this case, lost crushes. That was something else that made this story so relatable. Everyone remembers that person they had a crush on that they didn’t have a chance with. I loved everything about this story. It’s science fiction that I believe people will love even if they don’t like science fiction! It’s a great story with lots of fun moments and an interesting world that is easy to get drawn into. I read this book in one day, I loved it so much. If you’re looking for a new and exciting read, please consider picking this up. I’ve read another book by the author and I loved that one too! I’ve found a new author to love and I will definitely be looking forward to more in the future! 🙂

Cupcakes: Science fictionScience fictionScience fictionScience fictionScience fiction

Buy this from Amazon here: A First Love Never Dies (The Spi-Corp Series)

One Moment’s Pleasure

roses2by: Rue Allyn

Pages: 260

Published: March 18th 2013 by Crimson Romance

ISBN:  9781440565434

From Goodreads: One Moment’s Pleasure will become a lifetime’s passion when Boston spinster, Alexis Alden, embarks on a search for her missing sister. Pretending to be a rich bored woman looking for an interlude with an anonymous male, Alexis enters the San Francisco bordello where her sister was last seen. She escapes the bordello almost too easily, but she can’t escape the passion ignited by a stranger’s kiss.

Born and raised in the brothels of the California gold rush, Dutch Trahern worked for years to erase a childhood spent committing petty crimes and worse in order to survive. That past comes back to haunt him in the form of a woman he rescues from prostitution. Now his hard won respectability is threatened by an irresistible desire for a woman he shouldn’t want.

I really enjoyed this novel! I love historicals, but I’m always a little iffy when it comes to ones that are in America. (I understand that’s silly of me and a very personal preference.) But I found myself not wanting to put this one down. I loved getting to experience this setting, because while I prefer other countries, I’m a sucker for any well researched novel that can really transport me somewhere. I love this author’s writing style as well. It all moved very fast and I never felt like anything was dragging on. I also really liked the hero because he wasn’t an alpha male. I don’t like alpha males very much, so it’s very refreshing to read a novel now and then with a beta male. I find myself being able to relate to the heroine’s falling in love with him a lot more when the hero is like that. This book was really entertaining and made me want to continue turning pages. I would recommend this to anyone who loves historical romance or anyone who just enjoyed a good romance in general. 🙂

Cupcakes: Historical romanceHistorical romanceHistorical romanceHistorical romanceHistorical romance half

Buy this from Amazon here: One Moment’s Pleasure: Book 1 of the Wildfire Love series (Crimson Romance)

A Member of the Council

16041732by: Lynn Cahoon

Pages: 82

Published: November 5th 2012 by Lyrical Press, Inc.

ISBN: 9781616504243

From Goodreads: A rogue hunter, a clueless witch and a mission to save an unknowing world.

Parris McCall, owner of the dive bar, The Alibi, has finally constructed a life where her little quirks donÆt show or matter to anyone. As for her grandmother’s warnings that sheÆs different, well, she’ll cross that bridge if she comes to it.

But when Ty walks into her bar, both lives are instantly changed.

Ty Wallace loves his life. How could he not? HeÆs a powerful human lawyer by day and the Magic Council’s rogue witch hunter by night. But after he agrees to substitute on his secretaryÆs dart team, all hell breaks loose. Now Ty has to help Parris admit who she is before her long-lost relatives kill her.
A Lyrical Press Paranormal Romance

 

This was a very quick read. I knocked it out in one day, no problem. It was a nice little escape from the world and since it was in once of my favorite genres, of course I enjoyed it. This was a nice setup for the next one as well. (That review will come later.) I was intrigued by the introduction and was interested to know more about the world that this author was setting up. I liked the hero and heroine’s instant connection. Their personalities are a little different than your basic paranormal hero and heroine, so I liked getting to feel the chemistry between them. It felt really unique. The ending does leave you wanting more, so be prepared to read the next one. It’s not a story you’re going to be able to be done with after just reading this. You won’t be satisfied. This is quite a unique paranormal world and I loved how much everyday stuff there was to deal with. I always enjoy when the magical and normal worlds collide. If you’re an urban fantasy fan, go ahead and give this a try. 🙂

Cupcakes: Paranormal Urban FantasyParanormal Urban FantasyParanormal Urban FantasyParanormal Urban Fantasy half

Buy this from Amazon here: A Member of the Council