[Review] Wrapped Together by Annabeth Albert

About the book

Wrapped Together
(Portland Heat #5)
by Annabeth Albert

ebook
Publication Date: December 6th 2016 by Lyrical Shine

In the bustling restaurants, shops, and cafés of Portland, Oregon, things really heat up for the hard-working men behind the scenes when the holidays come into town . . .

For a stationery store owner, the holidays are great for business. But for Hollis Alcott, Christmas reminds him of the tragic events of three years past, and the last thing he wants to do is take part in Portland’s over-abundance of festive cheer. But Sawyer Murphy, a hunky gift shop owner whose brother is married to Hollis’s sister, has made it his mission to pluck Hollis out of his holiday blues. And his plan is beginning to work. Wrapped in the warm glow of newfound passion, the former business rivals hit up Portland’s finest holiday traditions—and Hollis’s icy attitude begins to melt like snowflakes on his tongue. But he isn’t sure he can trust anyone with the only gift he has—his heart—without breaking it like an antique ornament. Unless he can find the courage to take a leap with the one lover he never expected .

review~ Book provided by NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion

Wrapped Together was only my second book by Annabeth Albert and haven’t I just looked it up on Goodreads I still wouldn’t know that this is part of a series. The fifth installment in fact. I was perfectly able to read it as a stand-alone.

But guys, I did it in the wrong order. This story works around Christmas. When do I read it … right, after Christmas, of course. Didn’t hurt the story, but it made me miss Christmas already. Stupid me. Haha.

Wrapped Together was a really cute and heart-warming book. I read it in one sitting, that’s how glued to the pages I was.

The guys – Hollis and Sawyer – Annabeth created were really down-to-earth and felt so real. Their romance hadn’t overly much drama, except for that one scene that I thought fit perfectly into the story. Reading about the progress between these two was sweet and fun. Their sex scenes were steamy though! I loved how they told their families that they are together. So funny. I highlighted so many funny conversations between those two on my Kindle. They made me smile a lot.

The only thing that made me a bit sad was that Wrapped Together was so short. Only a bit over 100 pages, but I think that gave the story the charm it had.

Wrapped Together was a really cute story about Christmas and really likeable characters. This won’t be the last time I read a book of this series.

Rating: 4 stars

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[Review] The Truth As He Knows It by A.M. Arthur

About the book

The Truth As He Knows It
(Perspective #1)
by A.M. Arthur

ebook, 289 pages
Publication Date: February 10th 2015 by Samhain Publishing, Ltd.

Lies are the chains that keep you weighed down at rock bottom.

Officer Noel Carlson isn’t out to anyone in small-town Stratton, Pennsylvania, only to distant friends and family, so a relationship is out of the question. That doesn’t stop him from wanting one, though.

When a night-shift call brings him face to thonged butt with a hired stripper whose girl-party gig went terribly wrong, Noel takes pity on the guy and lets him go. But he can’t get the encounter out of his mind.

Shane has big-time debts to repay, especially to the brother who sacrificed nearly everything for him. His two jobs, in a deli and as a stripper, leave him no time for a social life. But a non-date of hot sex and takeout food with Noel? He can squeeze that in.

The bond they form is stronger than either expected or wanted. Especially since the step Shane’s about to take to put his brother—and his soul—back in the black isn’t quite legal. And he never calculated just how much his determination to make things right will cost him in the end.

Warning: Following on from the Cost of Repairs series, this book contains a closeted cop who’s looking for love, an indebted stripper who doesn’t believe he’s worthy, and a tasteful abundance of dirty guy sex. Also contains references to past physical abuse some readers may find disturbing.

review~ A big thank you to A.M. Arthur for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for my honest opinion ~

I’m going to start this review of with saying that though I liked the story and the writing style and the like, I also had one major issue. Some of you might think I mean the abuse part of the story, but that’s not it. In fact I liked how the abuse was handled by A.M. Arthur in this book.

No, the major problem I had was the damn insta-lust thing. Truth be told they only had sex on their second meeting, but that first meeting they were both on their “jobs”, so that doesn’t really count. I’m not even quite sure if Shane knew Noel’s name when they had sex and I’m sure that happens often with one night stands, but it kind of bothered me.

Apart from that thing, I quite enjoy The Truth As He Knows It. Maybe “enjoy” isn’t the right word, because this book was quite dark and sad – so grab some tissues when you decide to read it – but even though some dark and rough patches Shane and Noel occasionally still got me to chuckle.

Both Shane and Noel had big issues they had to work on, but I liked seeing how they grew together as a couple and how they would tackle the next big obstacle.

Also there was this side character, Tony aka Gabe, that left me quite curious about his story. Then there was Tristan as well – Noel’s friend, who has a problem with his long term memory due to an accident. I would love to know more about his story too and maybe see him getting an HEA. I just don’t know how A.M. Arthur could possibly deal with his memory issue. I don’t really see a solution for that. Tristan was really cute though.

I look forward to reading other books by A.M. Arthur in the future and will definitely return to this series.

Rating: 4 stars

 

[Review] Forget Me Always by Sara Wolf

About the book

Forget Me Always
(Lovely Vicious #2)
by Sara Wolf

ebook, 250 pages
Publication Date: November 1st 2016 by Entangled: Teen
ISBN: 1633753174

All warfare is deception. Even in high school.

It’s been nineteen days since Isis Blake forgot about him. The boy she can’t quite remember. She’s stuck in the hospital with a turban-size bandage on her head, more Jell-o than a human being should ever face, and a tiny bit of localized amnesia. Her only goal? To get out of this place before she becomes a complete nutjob herself.

But as Isis’s memories start to return, she realizes there’s something important there at the edges of her mind. Something that may mean the difference between life and death. Something about Sophia, Jack’s girlfriend.

Jack Hunter—the “Ice Prince”—remembers everything. Remembers Isis’s purple hair and her smart-ass mouth. Remembers that for a little while, Isis made him feel human. She made him feel. She burned a hole in the ice…and it’s time to freeze back up. Boys like him don’t deserve girls like her. Because Jack is dangerous. And that danger might be the only thing protecting her from something far more threatening.

Her past.

Previously published as Savage Delight, this fully revised and updated edition is full of hilarity, drama, and heartbreak.

review~ Book provided by NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion

I don’t know what it is about this book and series, but whenever I get the chance to have the next installment in my hands, I end up being hooked to it and won’t put it away till I finished. The same went down with Forget Me Always.

Even though Isis lost her memory in the first part of the book, she still was as sarcastic and funny as in the first book. I love her antics and her POV. Sometimes her thoughts were a bit annoying, but I forgive her.

Then there is Jack, he is still the ice prince, but I loved the chapters out of his POV. You could see that even though he tries not to he still feels a lot for Isis.

Those two together were just as combustible as in the first book. Their arguments were way too funny and ridiculous. Some scenes I hope that they would finally put aside the little war they had, but then again it was entertaining. I wanted them to kiss though, didn’t happen, but at least I got the cute hotel scene. I love when they comfort each other.

The one thing I hated about the book though – ok, maybe “hate” is too strong of a word, but I wasn’t happy with it – was the damn cliffhanger. Why?!?! I want to know how the story continues and can’t deal with this end. I knew that twist would happen, because all the signs were there, but I still hoped for a different solution. Now I guess I have to wait for book #3, which will come out spring 2017? (I hope) Please don’t make me wait too long.

Rating: 4,25 stars

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Check out my review for Love Me Never, book one of the Lovely Vicious series:

Love Me Never >> Review

[Review] Body Shot by Kelly Jamieson

About the book

Body Shot
(Last Shot #1)
by Kelly Jamieson

ebook, 263 pages
Publication Date: August 23rd 2016 by Loveswept
ASIN: B018PD0F9E

The bestselling author of the Heller Brothers series stirs up a tempting cocktail of fun and seduction as a sexy SEAL-turned-bartender treats a buttoned-up scientist to a wild weekend . . . and a change of heart.

Former Navy SEAL Beck Whitcomb left a world of privilege to prove he could make his own way. Money, mansions, expensive cars—none of it could heal the loss of his older brother, or buy his parents’ love. Now, after using his trust fund to open the Conquistadors tequila bar with his brothers-in-arms, Beck has it all: good friends, fine liquor, and hot hookups. When it comes to women, commitment’s not his thing—until he gets a taste of the pretty professor who walks into his bar . . . and winds up in his bed.

Hayden Miles knows all too well that emotional decisions can lead to heartbreak, and nothing screams “bad decision” like a playboy bartender with inked biceps and a wicked smile. Still, their chemistry is off-the-charts explosive—and Hayden knows her chemistry. For once, this good girl longs to let loose. But is she willing to risk the pain to quench her thirst? With the promise of more on the table, Hayden’s eager to believe . . . before she misses her shot.

Praise for the novels of Kelly Jamieson

“Steamy, sweet, and a whole lot of fun!”—USA Today bestselling author Serena Bell, on Major Misconduct

“A sweet story with plenty of heart about that bad boy you always wanted, who couldn’t wait to have you, too.”—Award-winning author Cecy Robson, on Off Limits

review~ Book provided by NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion

I’ve only read one book by Kelly Jamieson so far – though I have her box set of the Heller Brothers on my Kindle.

At first I wasn’t convinced by Body Shot, because Hayden was a bit boring, but thankfully I have a review policy of giving every book 20 – 25% to convince me and convince me it did.

I loved Beck – he was hot and dirty and totally a nice guy in a body of a badboy – and while it took some time for Hayden to win me over she still did and I would have loved her too if not for the stupid thing she did near the end. So I ended up “only” liking her. She was still pretty cool, though. I liked her determination to be good at everything she does.

Apart from my initial boredom of the book I really liked it and read it through in one sitting after I got over the first two chapters.

I liked Beck’s POV a bit more than Hayden’s, just because he was more carefree and funny. Also he brought out another side of Hayden.

The conversations between Beck and Hayden were hilarious and I had a few good laughs. Those two definitely had some serious chemistry and that lingerie shop scene was really steamy. In fact all their sex scenes were smoking hot.

The twist near the ending was a bit much and in my opinion too obvious but it made sense when you take the whole book in consideration.

I will definitely be reading the second book of this series – should there be one.

Rating: 3,75 stars

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Check out my review for Shut Out, also by Kelly Jamieson:

Shut Out >> Review

 

[Review] Shadow Falling by Rebecca Zanetti

About the book

Shadow Falling
(The Scorpius Syndrome #2)
by Rebecca Zanetti

ebook
Publication Date: August 30th 2016 by Zebra

Before the Scorpius Syndrome tore through North America and nearly wiped out the population, Vivienne Wellington was the FBI’s best profiler. The bacteria got her anyway. But she survived. She recovered. And when she woke up from a drug-nightmare of captivity, her skills as a hunter of men had gone from merely brilliant to full-on uncanny. Her mysterious rescuer wants her to put them to the test. But no matter how tempting he is, with his angel’s eyes and devil’s tongue, Vinnie knows she shouldn’t trust him.

If the FBI were still around they would rate Raze Shadow as one of the bad guys. His military training can’t wipe out his association with the Mercenaries, the most feared gang in a thousand miles. His loyalties are compromised. He won’t even tell Vinnie his real name. But there’s no FBI in the new America of fear and firepower, only instinct and risk.

And the way his arms wrap around Vinnie tells its own story. Whatever else Raze is concealing, he can’t hide his desire . . .

review~ Book provided by NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion

I admit I wasn’t totally convinced after reading Mercury Striking, book one in this series, but I loved the world building enough to request Shadow Falling. And I liked it a lot better than book one. The world building was still great and I can’t wait to see how the fight with the bacterium will go on in the next books.

But the real reason why I liked Shadow Falling was this one:

First, Raze was much more likeable than Jax. Second, Vivienne was much more likeable than Lynne. Those two as a couple made a lot more sense than Jax and Lynne. I really, really liked Raze and Vivienne together.

Also I can’t wait to see what will happen with Sami and Tace, also I think Maureen and Greyson would make a good couple. I can’t wait to see what more Rebecca Zanetti has up her sleeve.

Rating: 4 stars

[Review] Filthy English by Ilsa Madden-Mills

About the book

Filthy English
(English #2)
by Ilsa Madden-Mills

ebook
Publication Date: July 11th 2016

**THIS IS A STAND ALONE BOOK**

A smokin’ hot British player…
A jilted girl…
One night of mistaken identity…

Two weeks before her wedding, Remi Montague’s fiancé drops her faster than a drunken sorority girl in stilettos. Armed with her best friend and a bottle of tequila, she hops a plane to London to drown her sorrows before fall semester begins at Whitman University.

She didn’t plan on attending a masquerade party.

She sure didn’t plan on waking up next to the British bad boy who broke her heart three years ago—the devastatingly handsome and naked Dax Blay. Furthermore, she has no clue how they acquired matching tattoos.

Once back at Whitman together, they endeavor to pretend they never had their night of unbridled passion in London.

But that’s damn hard to do when you live in the same house…

One night. Two damaged hearts. The passion of a lifetime.

*A modern love story inspired by Romeo and Juliet*

f6c05-goodreads-buttonreview~ Book provided by the author in exchange for my honest opinion

I really, really liked Dirty English, the previous book and was devasted when I thought it would remain just a single book. You might be able to guess how happy I was when Isla Madden-Mills decided to write another book in the same setting and therefore making this into a series of stand-alones.

I really hope she will write a third book in this series about Spider *hint, hint*.

I really liked the development in the story of Dax and Remi, those little hints of Romeo and Juliet were cute. Thankfully it didn’t end the way it did in the original story. I have this love for guys with a british accent and while reading it I was picturing Dax with a Jason Statham voice, because have you heard the guy talk? Yum.

What I didn’t like though was the synopsis. It tells you pretty much what happens in the first 60% of the book since Dax and Remi get back to Whitmore pretty late in the book. They are for the most part in London, which I loved. Because London was a really cool town and I loved being there – in real life and I hope to visit it again.

Anyway, long talk short, this book was pretty awesome and I can’t wait for another one.

Rating: 4,25 stars

 

About the author
Wall Street Journal, New York Times and USA Today best selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap.

She’s addicted to all things fantasy, including unicorns and sword-wielding females. Other fascinations include frothy coffee beverages, dark chocolate, Instagram, Ian Somerhalder (seriously hot), astronomy (she’s a Gemini), Sephora make-up, and tattoos.

She has a degree in English and a Master’s in Education.

When she’s not pecking away on her computer, she shops for cool magnets, paints old furniture, and eats her weight in sushi.

She loves to hear from fans and fellow authors. Drop her a line on the contact page.

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http://www.ilsamaddenmills.com/

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[Review] Taking Fire by Cindy Gerard

About the book

Taking Fire
(One-Eyed Jacks #4)
by Cindy Gerard

ebook, 384 pages
Pocket Books
Publication Date: February 23rd 2016
ASIN: B010MHAFXW

Betrayal. Retribution. Redemption?

Six years ago, tough-as-nails military contractor Bobby Taggart met the woman of his dreams in war-torn Kabul—a sexy, whip-smart war correspondent who approached him at a local bar, took him to bed, made him fall in love…and then mysteriously disappeared. In her wake, the terrorist leader he’d been mining for valuable intel was assassinated—then Bobby discovered his phone had been bugged. And he’s pretty damn sure he’s been played for a fool…

review~ Book generously provided by NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion

It’s confession time, guys: I have had the ARC of Taking Fire since around January and only just finished it. My reason for being so late was the fact that I was afraid. Afraid of not liking it. I loved Cindy Gerard’s BOI’s series and I didn’t want to be disappointed by Taking Fire. Also I haven’t read the three previous books of the One-Eyed Jacks series.

Now after reading it I wish I could travel back in time and scold my old self for not starting this book earlier. Except for the overly long prologue – lasted till 27% – I liked Taking Fire a lot.

It was action-packed, the suspense was high and I really like the pair this book featured.

I can’t really say anything about the story without it being a major spoiler, except maybe that I liked how it and the characters developed. The ending was really awesome.

What I also liked was though this is an action book it focused more around the character relationships then other books of the same genre I know. I liked it.

Cindy Gerard’s writing style was as captivative as ever and I really like how she writes the bantering between the team members, hilarious.

Overall a really interesting book I’d wished I picked up earlier, but better late than never, right, guys?

Rating: 4 stars

About the authorCindy’s writing has netted her spots on bestseller lists, numerous RT nominations and awards, the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence, a National Reader’s Choice Award and two RITA nominations.

Between writing and working full time you wouldn’t think Cindy would have much time for anything else. And while she does find her work and her writing rewarding, there does have to be more. Cindy has more. Much more. She is happily married to the perfect man. Tom’s a cowboy, ladies!

Cindy has a passion for pink depression glass — she always has her eye out for the special piece to add to her collection. Cindy’s down time often takes the form of the classic “busman’s holiday.” She loves to read and most of all, she loves to read at their summer place, a cabin in the woods on Lake Kabetogama in northern Minnesota.

[Review] Hidden Deception by Colleen Helme

About the book

Hidden Deception
(Shelby Nichols #9)
by Colleen Helme

ebook, 303 pages
Publication Date: August 12th 2016
ASIN: B01IMIJLNI

Just back from Paris, Shelby barely has time to get over her jet lag before she is right back in the thick of things. Uncle Joey, the local mob boss, needs her help to find out what his son is hiding from him. Detective Harris, AKA Dimples, has an unsolved homicide on his hands, along with a missing engagement ring. Shelby’s husband, Chris, just got promoted to partner in his law firm, and she has yet to see his new office or meet his new secretary. Add to that the opportunity to purchase a beautiful home, and Shelby is racing from one thing to the next while trying to keep them all straight.

When a courier in Uncle Joey’s organization turns up dead, it’s up to Shelby and her mind-reading powers to find out who killed him and why. The house Shelby wants to buy has a few problems that go beyond the building code, and the murder she’s helping Dimples solve has ties to Chris’ law firm. Even using all of her skills, Shelby finds one hidden deception after another. And if she’s not careful, it might be the one she least expects that will kill her.

review~ Book generously provided by the author in exchange for my honest opinion

Can you believe this is the ninth Shelby Nichols book?! Nine books and I still love this series as much as I did when I first read Carrots five years ago.

I’m currently on summer break and I intended to read all my other review copies, but when Colleen offered me the chance of reading Hidden Deception I put everything else aside, grabbed some popcorn and enjoyed the show. By the way, thank you, Colleen!

It always amazes me how Shelby can, even though she can read minds, get in such a mess all the time and still be alive. A fun mess I have to clarify. Even after eight books, reading Shelby’s new adventure is for sure anything but boring. I laughed so much, sometimes I found myself shaking my kindle thinking “why, why, why, Shelby”. Shelby is such a magnet for trouble. Complicated situations are her forte. I don’t know how she juggles them all, but it’s fun to see her try.

Then there is her family. I love Shelby’s relationship with her husband. In fact I think this is the only series I’m reading where the main character started off in a commited relationship. I’m normally more of a “find and get together”-romance book type of reader, but with Shelby and Chris… let’s say, I’m jealous and I want such a good marriage myself someday in the future.

Shelby’s relationship with the mafia will – of course! – be mentioned in this review as well. Since book one I’ve been a fan of Ramos, hitman of the mafia, and I think that will never change, maybe should he somehow double-cross them all, but I doubt that will ever happen. In regards of Shelby’s relationship with Ramos… I love that Colleen never went down the road of Shelby with Ramos, meaning cheating on Chris, because those two definitely would have the potential for that. Big plus for staying away for that “twist” since I hate cheating in books.

Uncle Joey, head of the mafia and not really Shelby’s uncle, but she calls him that way, had to deal with a lot of problems in Hidden Deception and I liked that he appeared in a lot of scenes. Also he had to deal with some personal problems and I can’t wait to see how that works out in the future books. What those personal problems are, I can’t say without spoiling the previous books for you 😉

All these cases Shelby works on this time are interesting and I love how some of them are somehow connected or just helping Shelby to solve a different one. I enjoyed reading how she works together with Dimples, err…. Harris? Was that his real name? Shelby infected me with her way of only thinking of the Detective as Dimples.

I’m always wondering how Colleen can come up with these crazy ideas and how she keeps them all straight in her head. I know I would have lost my thread a long time ago. Kudos to you, Colleen!

Then can we talk about the cover of Hidden Deception? In fact, let’s talk about all the covers of the Shelby Nichols series. Aren’t they gorgeous? Did you know my favourite colour is orange? I especially loved the one of Hidden Deception, because orange ;). What I also love about the covers is the fact that they are always designed in relation to the stuff that happens in the book itself. I love that. Not many covers are that way. Never change them, do you hear me, Colleen? 🙂

Like always it was a joy to read another Shelby Nichols book and I can’t wait to see what chaos awaits Shelby in the next book. The downside of finishing Hidden Deception so earlier… I have to wait at least a year or so till the next one comes out. The tenth (!!!) one. We are moving to the double-digits. Exciting!!

Rating: 4,25 stars

About the authorAs the author of the Shelby Nichols Adventure Series, Colleen is often asked if Shelby Nichols is her alter-ego. “Definitely,” she says. “Shelby is the epitome of everything I wish I dared to be.” Known for her laugh since she was a kid, Colleen has always tried to find the humor in every situation and continues to enjoy writing about Shelby’s adventures. “I love getting Shelby into trouble…I just don’t always know how to get her out of it!” Colleen lives in the Rocky Mountains with her family. Besides writing, she loves a good book, biking, hiking, and playing board and card games with family and friends. She loves to connect with readers and admits that fans of the series keep her writing.

[Review] Hex On The Beach by Gina LaManna

About the book

Hex on the Beach
(The Magic & Mixology Mystery Series #1)
by Gina LaManna

ebook, 247 pages
Publication date: April 26th 2016
ASIN: B01DQ143AW

Lily Locke has never believed in witches and wizards, ghosts and magic, shifters and vampires—especially cute blonde vamps with blood-intolerance issues. A rising star at a hotshot marketing agency in Minneapolis, Minnesota, all Lily knows is that she’s a PowerPoint guru, an Excel ninja, and a coffee-maker extraordinaire. Not to mention she’s next in line for a huge promotion.

All that changes when Lily’s assistant delivers a strange quiz to her, one titled A Magical Assessment for Normal Folks. With it comes the promise of a land she’s never known existed. A land where Lily not only discovers her biological family for the first time, but a place where she can make a difference, change lives, and step into the role she’s destined to fulfill.

But first, Lily must admit she’s a witch. Then, she has to acknowledge that the tall, dark, and mysterious man who offers his help is strictly focused on business…at least, for now. When a body turns up dead and the next target is Lily, she must trust her powers and accept the help of her newfound friends. Otherwise, she’ll never survive the trials of the magical island tucked far, far away in the frigid waters of Lake Superior.

Welcome to The Isle.

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This novel is a full-length, humorous cozy mystery featuring a splash of magic, a handful of witches, and a dash of romance. It’s rated PG-13 due to mild language and some romance.

review~ Book provided by the author in exchange for my honest opinion.

Going into Hex On The Beach I didn’t know what to expect exactly, because it was my first book by Gina LaManna and I just knew that this wouldn’t be a typical book about witches.

I really liked the idea of a girl – Lily – being the fated mixologist on a weird island with weird people, for example a vampire who has a blood intolerance and a shifter, who is unable to shift into anything scarier than a kitten, aka her cousins.

Lily’s interaction with her family was quite funny, because most of her family isn’t right in the head, they are all a little insane. Also Lily wasn’t stupid, she knew she had to work to fulfill her potential and I’m quite impressed that she could memorize the whole book she had to study in only 2 days. I wish I could to that, school would be so easy.

Then there Ranger X – I’m really intrigued about what his real name is and why he calls himself Ranger X in the first place – and the potential of a love interest. Hex On The Beach is definitely a slow-burner in that department. Not that that is a bad thing.

I’m actually surprised about how light a read this book was, even in the “dark scenes” there was something to laugh about. It for sure was a great read for a lazy sunday evening.

Also the moment when the title of the book makes sense – best feeling ever!

I really enjoyed Gina LaManna’s writing style, the only thing that bothered me a bit was that some scenes were made up of so much description, sometimes I would have liked a bit more dialogue. But I guess you need a bit more description in the first book of a new world, otherwise how would you describe it properly? 🙂

I definitely can see me reading the next book Witchy Sour.

Rating: 3,75 stars

About the authorOriginally from Minnesota, Gina LaManna has also called Italginay & Los Angeles home, although she’s never quite lost her Midwestern accent. She loves whipped cream and marshmallows more than anything! When she’s not writing books, she’s often hanging out with some of the best “book buddies” on Facebook or training for a marathon.

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[Review] On The Brink by Kate Willoughby

About the book

On The Brink
(In the Zone #0)
Kate Willoughby
ebook, 95 pages
Publication Date: 28 June 2016
ASIN: B01ELRCV3Q

Due to popular demand, Kate Willoughby brings you Hart Griffin and Jeremy Fenton’s origin story. Find out how these two met and fell in love…

Holtzer University junior Hart Griffin won’t let anything interfere with his future as a professional hockey player. No way, no how. He’s the star forward of his college team and a first round NHL draft pick.

One hot night with a male super fan calls into question everything Hart thought he knew about his sexuality and launches him on a soul-searching journey in which nothing is as it seems and his entire world is turned upside down.

review~ Copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion

Actual rating: 3,5 stars

On The Brink was an interesting, short read and is apparently the prequel story to the In The Zone series. While all the other books are about “straight” couples, I decided to read this because this was LGTB, which I like to read from time to time And always try out when hockey is a theme in the book.

I liked both of the guys and I liked to see that Jeremy, who is openly out, was willing to make some sacrifices for Hart, who’s still in the closet.

I would have liked the book to be a bit longer, since I felt the story was a bit rushed. Overall I liked reading it though and I guess we can find out more about Jeremy’s and Hart’s story in the following books.

About the authorKate is in love with the sport of hockey. And the entire Los Angeles Kings team. Having lived most of her life completely uninterested in professional sports, she is surprised at the intensity of her enthusiasm and her growing collection of Kings merchandise.

he has held a variety of jobs—podiatrist’s assistant, telemarketer, typist, gift wrapper, painter, illustrator’s assistant, paste-up artist, calligrapher, teacher, transcriptionist and barista—but her favorite by far is author. She resides in Los Angeles with her husband, their two sons, and a Chihuahua named Mochi.

She is also a member of the Romance Writers of America and Los Angeles Romance Authors and winner of the 2009 EPPIE Award for Best Fantasy/Paranormal Erotic Romance.