A Midsummer Night’s Kiss

I received a copy of this book via Stacy Reid for review.

This is a collection of four stories written by Stacy Reid, Lily Maxton, Nicola Davidson, and last but not least Ally Broadfield. I received this copy for review from Stacy Reid.

I have read Stacy Reid’s and Lily Maxton’s works before and I am always excited and happy with the books. While I have not have had the privilege of reading Nicola Davidson and Ally Broadfield before. The stories in a MidSummer Night’s Kiss was wonderful.

If you are looking for historically hot romances then this is a collection of books that will not disappoint. I would have to say though that my favorite because the character Lady Willow was a refreshing spin on what you would normally read and i really liked that. OUt of all the stories in the book, every single one of them I found myself wanting to read more and know more about the characters. There was plenty of descriptive writing to complete the plot and the characters but it’s just one of those things that you want the stories to just go on!

Anyways, if you are looking for HIstorical Romance and a quick read then I highly recommend A Midsummer Night’s Kiss.

All of them were my favorite and all of them I would reread.

I rate A Midsummer Night’s Kiss a 4 out of 4 stars. 

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Hope you enjoy! Happy Reading! 🙂 🙂

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HIS Choice: An H.I.S. Novel by Sheila Kell

This is Sheila Kell’s second book and I must say it did not disappoint! I was on the edge of my seat the entire time.

This story is about a news reporter, Megan, who gets herself in a little too deep among the elite of criminals trying to get to her brother’s killer. In doing so, she is placed into the arms of a would-be criminal, Aj, who, in fact, is no criminal at all. Through a life-threatening adventure, they both find love and acceptance in what they can change and what they cannot and in the end everything falls into place to give the perfect happy ending.

What I really loved about the story was the mystery behind the “Magician”. The author keeps the secret of the identity of the character through the entire story and by the end I was dying to know!  I spent the whole story guessing at who the possible crime lord was and was thrilled when he/she was finally revealed! There was a shock factor to it because they way it played out, the reader would not have expected. The sexual scenes were tasteful and it didn’t overtake the plot like sometimes tends to happen in books like this. Which is a big thing for me, it may be romance/erotica, but it wasn’t littered with sex scenes.

Now I didn’t like the grammatical errors found as they were not lacking and some of them had me pausing to reread the sentence to make sure I read it right. For me, it was a major detraction. Otherwise, I highly recommend this book and I will continue to watch as this author progresses.

Otherwise, I highly recommend this book to all romance lovers. This is a book that I would certainly reread later on.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

And as always, HAPPY READING! 🙂

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HIS Desire: H.I.S. Series Book 1 by Sheila Kell

I want to start out by thanking Stacy Reid for gifting me a copy of this book, it is very much appreciated! 🙂

HIS Desire, A H.I.S. Novel by Sheila Kell is Sheila’s debut Romance novel! This story is about an FBI agent named Kate, who has attempts made on her life. Jesse the leader of H.I.S. becomes a large part of her life when he makes it his responsibility to protect her. With action and suspense there is not a dull moment in the story. As the FBI and H.I.S. work to find who is trying to kill Kate, romance blooms between her and Jesse. Both with their own issues to over come before they can admit their feelings for each other, they try to keep each other riled up to keep each other a safe distance from the other. In then end, when the killer is caught, we are left with an even bigger surprise that you will just have to find out on your own when you read it because it is too good to share. This Sheila Kell does an amazing job with because she gives no clue as to who the evil minded person is. Although thinking back, it makes sense but like I said you will have to read the story to find out what the twist is.

Now, there is one big thing that I didn’t care for about the story. My biggest thing was that I like to be taken away by the book, to immerse myself in the world of the story. However with this story, I was not able to connect with it on that level. All of the emotions that I should have felt while reading it, I was not able to feel. It was as if I was reading the words of the book but not connecting with them. With these types of novels I like to be floored by the emotions and action coming from the plot and characters. I like the thought provoking that that causes. I may have just been me, but it just wasn’t there.

With that being said I do recommend this book as it is still enjoyable. I wouldn’t jump to read it again but I will plan on reading the other books that follow this story as I am confident the books can only get better.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Afterburn and Aftershock by Sylvia Day

I read both of these books yesterday, it went pretty quickly being as they are both novellas and they held my attention pretty well. I don’t really have a lot to say about these stories except that I thought the story line was refreshing in the respect that it wasn’t the typical girl with a bad past, guy with a bad past. Instead, it was two lovers who found each other only to walk out and wait two years before making a go of it again. And it’s all because the guy made choices he didn’t think he could take back. But in the end, when you truly love somebody you can do anything even if it means turning everybody else’s lives inside out.

I would definitely recommend the books, as it kept the reader entertained with the back and forth between all of the characters, there wasn’t a character in the books that I could say I felt like I didn’t know. I will say this though, through the second book I kept thinking of how it could have been a full on book and the paths it could have taken. Although I think being as short as they were, it was perfect. Short and to the point anything else would have just been a dramatization of what was already taking place.  The end gave enough away about the end that the reader had closure and could imagine, without going crazy with speculation, how Jax and Gianna lived the lives after everything was settled.

Over all very good books!

Happy Reading!

The Crossfire Series by Sylvia Day

Ever read a book or series the first time and absolutely love it but read it again and find it more eye rolling than anything? That was my experience with the first three books of The Crossfire Series. I enjoyed reading them the first go round but found some of the parts more ludicrous this time but maybe that’s because there are so many books depicting a gorgeous, powerful sex god with a dark past in most of them.

Anyways, I read the series in less than a week so at least it didn’t lack holding my attention even if I rolled my eyes….a lot! The fourth book, however, was good. It is Sylvia Day’s most recent Crossfire Series book and I could not wait to read it. In fact, I started reading it yesterday morning and finished reading it late afternoon.

The fourth book puts a little twist on the series as we are given a glimpse into Gideon Cross’s point of view along side Eva’s. More challenge’s come their way and of course they fight and go through the motions that have taken place through out the first three books. I won’t go into it too much since I was speaking on the Series in general but since it is a new book in the series I wanted to touch on it a little more. I would recommend it. The way the book ended with a cliffhanger was good, I think she played that really well compared to some others that have ended books that way but it was also very subtle. She gave some hints as to what could possibly be expected in the fifth book which has yet to be given a release date! But left it well enough not to drive the reader insane with waiting for the fifth and final book to be released. That’s me though…I know there will be some that will be jumping up and down and holding their breath waiting for the announcement of the fifth novel. I definitely recommend this series, however, I do not recommend rereading it if you find the erotic parts and the men to be a little repetitive. I am subtly excited for the last novel! Happy Reading!

The Sins of a Few by Sarah Ballance

The Sins of a Few is a historical romance about a man that decides to make a life for himself even if it means walking away from his family, a woman that endures a great loss along side her fellow Salem residents at the expense of this man’s family. Witch trials. Nathanial Abbot leaves Salem to continue his schooling and making a name for himself against the wishes of his father. When he comes back to Salem, he is met with a great loss and fear that hangs over the colony and wariness that comes along with his name.

His family at the encouragement of elders, caused the deaths of many within the colony and left many in fear and hostile towards any member of the family even if they were unaware of what was taking place. When he learns somebody close to him was among those killed instead of seeking out his family as anybody who had gone awhile without seeing them would, he sought out the relatives of the one he lost. Bringing back light to what was broken, he sets out to try and right the wrong his family has done while trying to win over the woman who has his heart.

However there are those in the town that would love to see Nathanial and Faith’s relationship destroyed with his need to travel. They prove stronger than any other and in the end everything for them is as should be.

I have honestly become a fan of historical romance there is something about it that contemporary just seems to lack. While I can’t put my name on what that is exactly, I am sure I’ll be able to put it into words eventually. This was an easy read and very hard to put down. I read it in a day and a half. I would like to say though that out of the Entangled books I have read this book doesn’t exactly rank high on my list. I like action, fast paced more of a fight for love and for me this telling of two people well four if you count the love Faith’s mother finds with an old friend, it was just over too fast. I would have loved to read more. That being said, the plot was well developed and it all fell together really well.

I would recommend this book among checking out other of the entangled books.

As always Happy Reading!

Torture to Her Soul by J.M. Darhower

Torture to Her Soul by J.M. Darhower is a story about seeing somebody for what they really are with all the good and the bad. This is the second book in the series Monster in His Eyes. The first story was told from Karissa’s point of view while this one is told from Ignazio Vitale’s point of view.

Ignazio “Naz” is a very bad man, a monster who lurks in the shadows killing any one that gets in his way or his ‘boss’s’ way. In the story he does what he believes he should. Seek retribution for his lost love and her father, only one of the family member’s that he is supposed to kill, sees right through him and together they embark on a rocky journey to discover what they have together. Built on hate, one wants to get away, the other can’t let go and in the end, despite events that any sane person would deem unforgivable, they come out stronger and more in love.

I didn’t think this story was as captivating as the first one. Through certain parts of the story I felt like it dragged. Not saying that it knocked the story down, it was good in it’s own complex way but the first one was more action oriented. This story had more in depth problems. The characters continued to develop into their love struck fools and Ignazio supposedly gives up his ‘career’ for a new beginning. However, as the story comes to a close, it appears he is still doing what he was doing but it is indirect and leaves the reader wondering.

As this is the last book in a two part series, I felt it let a little to be desired. I was left wondering why does Naz continue disappearing at night and still following the same patterns he did as a killer. Is he still doing it and trying to hide it from Karissa so as not to involve her anymore? Or do old habits just really die hard? I want to know more about how they grow and develop as a couple since they have over come the conflict of things Naz has done?

With that being said I would recommend this to romance novel readers and form your own opinions. I would love to hear what you thought about it if you have read it?

As always Happy Reading!