Theirs by Hazel Gower #Review

Title: Theirs

Author: Hazel Gower

Series: The Bears

Publisher: Evernight

Source: Indie Authors Down Under Event 2014

Release Date:  February 2013

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The Synopsis

Susie goes to gym to lose weight and hires a hot personal trainer she doesn’t realize is a bear shifter.

Brian is a co-owner of Healthy Bodies and his mate has just walked through the door looking for a personal trainer. He knows he is the right bear for the job. The only problem is, he’s not Susie’s only mate. His brother Blake is in the running too. Can they learn to share?

They must convince Susie she is theirs. Together Blake and Brian teach her how great food can really be, and exercise can be a lot of fun.

Will Susie be able to handle two bears taking over her life? Can she live in this strange new paranormal world? Is she strong enough to stand by her two men?

My Thoughts

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I met Hazel Gower at Indie Down under this year, Theirs is one of the last books I picked up for the day, I love Shifter stories, and I have not read too many bear ones, so I must say I was surprised with how much I enjoyed this story.

Susie decides that she needs to lose weight so she joins a gym and signs up for a personal trainer, feeling embarrassed she hopes for a female trainer.  Brian takes one look at Susie and decides that she is his mate, which gets a bit hot because for her first session they are locked in his office and are up for some steamy fun, I did find this a bit strange as they have only just met, although they have extreme sexual tension because of her being his mate I find it out of character for Susie as she has no body confidence and here she is getting it on with an extremely hot personal trainer.

As she is leaving she meets Blake, Brian’s brother who is also her mate. they all have to overcome their jealousy and lust to find a neutral ground for her new relationship.

I did really enjoy this story, It was a fun read and I get the author was trying to write a story about a BBW, which is fine by me but I found the story focused too much on her weight. I love the interaction between the brothers and the rest of the family and I am looking forward to reading ours, the next book in the Series.

 

 

 

It’s Monday What are You Reading?

Zomburbia by Adam J Gallardo

 

 

 “Scary, freaky, and original. Get this book!” -Nancy Holder Lifeless. Slow-moving. Brain-dead.
“Welcome To Zomburbia.”

My name is Courtney Hart, and I’m here to tell you about things that suck. Being born in a podunk town like Salem, Oregon, for one. Living in a world infested with zombies? That, too. And the meat heads I go to school with? I think I’d actually take the undead over them most days. But I have a plan to get out of here and move to New York. I just have to keep selling Vitamin Z along with your fries at The Bully Burger. The secret ingredient? Zombie brains.

I’ve noticed things are getting even worse lately, if that’s even possible. The zombies seem to be getting smarter and faster. If I can avoid being arrested, eaten by shufflers, or catching the eye of some stupid boy, I should be able to make it through finals week still breathing. . .

“Gallardo’s world-building is innovative and fascinating, sick and twisted and unexpectedly touching. You’ll want to check that your zombie apocalypse closet is well stocked.” -Molly Harper White

“Readers are guaranteed plenty of mayhem and romance, laughter and heartbreak.” -James Patrick Kelly

The Sunday post #26

vectorstock_43821-1-1The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

I managed to sprain my ankle this week so I have been doing lots of reading.  Make sure you stop by the Rev Girl giveaway and enter!

 

It’s Monday what are you Reading?

No Limits by Lori Foster Review

Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead Review

Accidentally married on purpose Review

REV Girl Giveaway!

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Accidentally Married on Purpose by Rachel Harris #Review

Title: Accidentally Married on Purpose

Author: Rachel Harris

Series: Love and Games #3

Publisher: Entangled Publishing

Source: With thanks from Netgalley and publisher

Release Date:  July 2014

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The Synopsis

One ring plus one wild night equals one crazy love

Sherry Robicheaux loves men. She loves love. And she loves an adventure. So when she meets a mysterious man while working backstage at a country music concert in Vegas, she’s all about what’s happened in Vegas staying there.

Country music superstar Tyler Blue just wants a weekend of anonymity…though there’s something about the spunky waitress with the streaks of purple hair that tempts him like no other. Until the next morning, when they both wake up with fuzzy memories…and rings on their fingers.

Convincing Sherry to maintain the ruse for his public image isn’t the hardest part—it’s reminding himself that their time spent playing husband and wife in her small town of Magnolia Springs can’t last. Tyler’s first love will always be music—and the road is no place for a sweet downhome girl.

My Thoughts

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Again I have read a novel that is in the middle of the Series, usually this would frustrate me so much that I would put down the book until I read the first couple.  Thankfully this book can be read as a standalone.

Sherry is having a rough time with men, she seems to fall for the bad boys and the exciting guys that treat her badly, so she comes up with a plan.  Sherry has picked a reliable, boring and plain guy and she is going to settle down with him and have a calm, quiet life, the problem is Sherry is a bit of a wild child, she decides to have one last fling.

Sherry gets a job as a caterer for a backstage country music concert in Las Vegas for the new year, planning on finding one more hot, exciting fling before she settles down to her respectable life, she mistakes a sexy cowboy for a Roadie, after a drunken night she can’t remember it turns out that instead of a Roadie she hooked up with singer Tyler Blue and that is not all she wakes up with a ring on her finger.

This book was a sweet story, with funny moments throughout, if you are feeling like you want a light, romantic comedy this book is for you. Although I only rated it 3 stars the writing and story line was fine but I did find the pace to be a bit slow and Sherry had a habit of annoying me.

But other than that it was a good light read to brighten your mood.

 

 

 

 

Silver Shadows By Richelle Mead #Review

Title: Silver Shadows

Author: Richelle Mead

Series: Bloodlines

Publisher: Penguin Australia

Source: With thanks from Netgalley and publisher

Release Date:  July 2014

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The Synopsis

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.

In The Fiery Heart, Sydney risked everything to follow her gut, walking a dangerous line to keep her feelings hidden from the Alchemists.

Now in the aftermath of an event that ripped their world apart, Sydney and Adrian struggle to pick up the pieces and find their way back to each other. But first, they have to survive.

For Sydney, trapped and surrounded by adversaries, life becomes a daily struggle to hold on to her identity and the memories of those she loves. Meanwhile, Adrian clings to hope in the face of those who tell him Sydney is a lost cause, but the battle proves daunting as old demons and new temptations begin to seize hold of him. . . .

Their worst fears now a chilling reality, Sydney and Adrian face their darkest hour in this heart-pounding fifth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where all bets are off.

My Thoughts

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Just when I thought this series could not get any better, and BAM! Silver shadows Nails it.    In Silver Shadows we get to see more of the Tough and Unbreakable Sydney, we knew that she was strong and could hold her own, but wow trying to survive what the alchemists have install for her, she must cling to who she is and what she believes in to survive torture and horrendous conditions, hoping that a chance comes where she can escape back to Adrian and the Gang.

Adrian is trying desperately to find Sydney and with no leads and no one able to help him, he starts to drown in his depression, which is really sad to see because I have grown so use to the fun and charming Adrian we forget what a combination of Stress and Spirit can do to him.

This story is heart pounding, non stop action.  It is great to see Sydney finally accept who she is and her strengths, to save herself and fellow alchemist rebels that are locked up with her. I could not find fault with this installment and could not put it down.

I highly recommend Silver Shadows and the whole Bloodlines series. If you want a funny, romantic, paranormal series this one is for you.

 

 

 

 

 

No Limits by Lori Foster #Review

Title: No Limits

Author: Lori Foster

Series: Ultimate

Publisher: Harlequin

Source: With thanks from Netgalley and publisher

Release Date:  August 2014

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The Synopsis

 A surprise inheritance reunites a mixed martial arts fighter with the woman he’s never forgotten in the first in a smoldering new series from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster…

Cannon Colter is quintessential hero material: chiseled jawline, shredded body—the works. He’s also the guy who rescued Yvette Sweeny from kidnappers, only to put an end to her romantic dreams. These days, she’s older, smarter, determined to face whatever life throws her way. Even the prospect of sharing a house and business with Cannon.

Cannon knew Yvette wanted him three years ago. But she was young—and some things are worth waiting for. Thrown together by her grandfather’s legacy, he realizes how deep Yvette’s scars really go, and how much danger lurks in their quiet town. As pent-up desire explodes between them, protecting her becomes the only fight that matters. And he’ll break all the rules to do it.

My Thoughts

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I really enjoyed this story, to see a hardened Martial Arts fighter and playboy, fall head over heels in love with a sweet, damaged young woman.  Yvette was in love with Cannon when she was younger, Cannon always thought she was too young, when tragedy strikes and damages Yvette which sends her running.  Meanwhile Cannon becomes the town hero as a MMA fighter.  The two are brought back together by Yvette’s father passing away and giving Cannon half his possessions as long as he convinces Yvette to come back to town and protect her.

It was fun seeing the back and forth between Yvette and Cannon, it was a sweet romance with a hint of action, which I would have liked to have more of.  The story was fast moving and I loved the secondary characters as much as the first, I am hoping that future books involve those extra characters.

No Limits is a steamy tension filled book full of drama and a bit of action, funny and lively characters and a great start to a new series.  I highly recommend this book and look forward to the future books in the series.

It’s Monday What are You Reading?

Talon by Julie Kagawa

 

 Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they’re positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.

Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George.

Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon’s newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey: and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember’s bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him: and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons

It’s Monday What are You Reading?

Earthquake (Earthbound #2)

The heart-stopping sequel to Earthbound – an epic love triangle you’ve never seen before! Tavia Michaels is an Earthbound – a fallen goddess with the power to remake the Earth or destroy it. The Reduciata, a rival faction of Earthbounds, has created a virus that is wiping out swathes of the planet. But before Tavia can act on this discovery, she is captured and imprisoned. Huddled in a cell with her eternal lover, Logan, she loses track of the days until they are mysteriously rescued…For Tavia isn’t like other Earthbound. As her powers awaken, her centuries-long relationship with Logan is threatened, and when Benson – the best friend who’s always stood by her – returns Tavia must again face a terrible choice between those she loves. Can Tavia stop the destruction of Earth and uncover the ultimate truth about the Earthbound before it’s too late?

Aussie Author of the Month – Leigh Hutton

Welcome to this months Aussie Author of the Month, Leigh Hutton and her book Rev Girl.

Please don’t forget to enter this months Giveaway for a Signed Copy of Rev girl and Sticker pack.

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REV GIRL

Inspired by a true story

It’s hard to be the new girl, but it’s even harder being the new girl who races dirt bikes . . .

Ever since her parents forced her to move from Canada to Silvertown, Colorado, Clover Kassedy hasn’t fit in. So how do you deal when everyone hates you?

Focusing all her energy on racing her motorcycle did it for a while, but now that Clover’s managed to find a bestie and a boyfriend, the pressure on the sixteen-year-old is worse than ever.

She’s determined to get to the World Championships, where she could finally meet her idol – an Australian, the World Champion – and have a shot at becoming a professional dirt bike racer. But with her super- competitive dad, workaholic mother and relentless bullies at races and at high school, Clover is struggling to make her dreams a reality.

Will it be her scheming ex-best-friend who shatters her world? Or will she let her ‘perfect’ boyfriend – the guy who has finally made her feel like she belongs in their school and their town – stop her from becoming an international racing star?

www.leighhuttonbooks.com

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July Wrap Up 2014

 

 Monthly Wrap up 

 

 July

 

It has been a pretty slow month for me, as much as I try to get back in the swing of things, something else happens to throw me off.  Any way not a lot of reading this month but what I have read have been great. Don’t forget to enter the Col Elliott Competition to win a copy of his book In between the laughter.

 

Read

No Limits by Laurie Foster

In Between the Laughter by Col Elliott

Rev Girl by Leigh Hutton

Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead

Accidentally Married on purpose  by Rachel Harris

Reviewed in July

The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead

The Wolf Siren by Karen Whiddon

Reckoning by Kerry Wilkinson

Scorched by Erica Hayes

 

Challenge Updates

Vampire Challenge: The Fiery Heart, Silver Shadows 5/10

Dystopian Challenge: Reckoning 13/20

Out do yourself challenge 49/116