2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge
Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews has read 60 books toward her goal of 150 books.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Review: All My Life

All My Life All My Life by Prescott Lane
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“That’s the thing about falling for your best friend. The love is already there.”

All My Life by Prescott Lane was everything. I couldn’t fault this book anywhere, I loved it all. Right from the beginning I was all in, that prologue had me in Goosebumps.

WOW, You guys for my first book by this author I was shocked at how much I loved this book, best friends turn lovers. Its beautiful, it had me consumed the whole time and made me feel like I was right there watching these characters fall in love, I laughed with them, I cried with them and I fell in love with them.

Garret and Devlyn, there story is not easy but it’s a sweet ride. The love they have for each other, the chemistry, I just loved it.

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Review: Kill the Queen

Kill the Queen Kill the Queen by Jennifer Estep
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Ahh When I realized this author was releasing a new series I jumped at the chance to read it, and I am super happy I did. Jennifer Estep has always been on my TBR and with this one I am happy to announce I enjoyed it. This new series is marked as gladiators (umm hell yes) and GOT (YES PLEASE)

It has a lot of action, and emotion the begging is a smidgen slow but when you get passed that you will be so invested in the story you won’t turn back.

I Love that this is a amazing fantasy, Everleigh Blair is a member of the royal family who is in line for the throne, but something happens and all if a sudden Evie finds herself fighting for her life, in the gladiator arena and out of the arena.

Overall for me I gave the story 3.5- stars, I enjoyed the twists and turns I enjoyed the charters and the way the story was executed, but there was something holding me back.
The romance, I need more then what we got in this one, it was very under developed, I didn’t feel the connection between the two. I love chemistry, I want to feel it busting from the pages, I wouldn’t even care if there were only a couple kisses shared, but I want to feel that connection, that chemistry between the couple, but here I didn’t and for me now days I love my fantasy with a decent dose of romance.

NO cheating, No love triangle, Cliff-hanger, Kind of!
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Sunday, October 7, 2018

Review: Consumed

Consumed Consumed by J.R. Ward
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 out of 5

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JR Ward is famous for her intense writing and stories and this one is no different! I was hooked from word go and the beginning had me so consumed (see what I did there) that I just couldn’t put it down. She went somewhere that few authors would dare to go, it was intense and an absolute ohmygod way to start a book! 
Anne, the heroine, is a firefighter but after tragedy, she has a new life instead as an arson investigator. She’s not one to let anything go and is then hot on the trail of something much bigger than a couple of abandoned warehouse fires. Danny was a fellow firefighter but with some serious feelings for her, however after the same tragedy the two fell apart. However, life draws them back into each other’s lives and neither wants to stay away.

Both hero and heroine have a lot of emotional baggage to deal with, but in that way they compliment each other well as a couple. Anne is independent and a fighter which I think is exactly what she needed to be. Danny is nowhere near as alpha as the other heroes that JR Ward is known for writing and is a welcome change. Throughout the book he goes through emotional upheaval but his feelings for Anne never waver which I liked. There is also a great cast of secondary characters that make me want to read more of this world, especially Anne’s brother who we see a lot of.

The one thing I wanted more from this book was really more Anne and Danny together which there wasn’t enough of in my opinion. There are two novellas that take place before this book and I purposefully didn’t read them wanting to see how the book stood on it’s own, which as a romance I found lacking. I did however read them afterwards and honestly they need to be compulsory reads because the book and romance itself really only makes sense with them. Having read the two prequel novellas I enjoy this book so much more and it’s a great addition to JR Ward’s contemporary romances.

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Review: Sin and Ink

Sin and Ink Sin and Ink by Naima Simone
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Holy Smokes Batman, this book is of the charts HOT!

From beginning to the end, the chemistry between the two main characters, Knox and Eden were giving me all the feels. I knew I was all in when I read the blurb, but man oh man that first chapter I was covered in Goosebumps and I was slightly squirming already. Yes this is an "Taboo" erotica story, but its more then that. I have to point out I have never read this author before, it was freaking erotic and sexy. The whole book has you in anticipation, its intense and it is packed with emotion.

Sin and Ink, was written perfectly its heavy on the sex and it delivers.

Things you might need before getting comfy, A tall glass of ice water. A towel ;) because ... or a box of tissues... Fresh pair of knickers, or not. And, maybe just maybe something that has batteries.

Knox and Eden, Eden and Knox. I cant get enough of them, she was his dead brothers wife and made a promise that he wont touch her, wont make her his... but that's all about to change when Eden decides that she wants him to mark her.

The angst level for me wasn't too bad, it didn't take away from the story it added to it. The relationship they create is so good, I really hope we see more from this world the author has created.

I loved Knox, he is everything. I cant fault this book, I really loved it. You need to read it. Possibly not in public you will want to be alone. Maybe make sure you have access to something that can help you relax, because it will make you feel really, really good.

I couldn't get over how much you could feel there chemistry oozing from the pages, it was that well done. I will definitely recommend to everyone and will be re reading it and checking out the authors other work.

5 sexy stars.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Review: Phoenix Unbound

Phoenix Unbound Phoenix Unbound by Grace Draven
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Straight of the bat, I am going to be honest. I didn't love this one and I didn't hate it either, it is legit some where in the between.

This story called Phoenix Unbound by Grace Draven was a highly anticipated release for me, as always the world building was amazing, and yes ill be reading them all. I adore the cover, man do I ever!

Azarian and Gilene didn't capture my love as Brishen and Ildiko, it almost felt as if it was Silhara and Martise but smooched together. If you were hoping to go in this with anticipation of a start to finish action and romance you wont be finding that here. I found this story to be very slow, possibly to slow. The story its self has been told before, but I found with myself I couldn't DNF it because I was already invested to see what happened all the way to the end.

My favourite parts were when they ended back where Azarian was born, watching them fall in love and how Gilene finally stood up for herself believed in what was really happening. I hated her family, I felt they were so selfish. I am really looking forward to the next one, I think it will be fantastic, especially how this one ended.

I loved the Az, so much more then Gil, but then I loved the magic and what she could do. I thought wow, Grace can really create such an amazing and interesting worlds where you want to know more about, and the how's and whys!

I think Grace had won my over with Radiance, so coming into this one I had very, very high expectations.

This was a real enemies to lovers story, I think that what I didn't love as much as I was as I was hoping. But you guys I have to say it again and again, the world creating was so damn good. Phoenix Unbound is defiantly one to check out, the author has done a lot of work and research into this one, you can tell buy the way she writes about certain things. It is beautifully written and as I have said I would read more, and let everyone know to check it out, with a small warning that it is very slow moving.

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Review: Cross Breed

Cross Breed Cross Breed by Lora Leigh
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Yes, the wait is over my friends. Over the decade we have been all patiently waiting for this story, and it is so darn good you guys!
Breeds series, is one of my all time favourite series, it has had some ups and downs over the years but it is safe to say this was all round 5 stars, Cassie is everything and more. She is all grown up and she is mated, to her mate! Thank you Lora, thank you for providing us with this kick ass story. The main couple is perfect. I'm not going to tell you who the main guy is, I wasn't spoiled and I wont do that here. Reading this book just confirmed again why Lora is a queen in this genre, she is just that good. You will be shook, you will be flicking them pages quickly to see what happens next, and among other things too lol don't be a prude, you know what I mean! I am all about this smutty goodness right here, and with the overall arc continuing, the plot thickens.

Bring it on!

I cant wait to see what happens in the next one, because HOLY SHIT I did not realize who and who are mates and that person is taking the serum to stop the heat coming on, I am shook! It is going to be so hot though, and to see what happens with the plot.

I cant wait for everyone to read this book!

an arc was given to me for an honest review.

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Review: Hidden

Hidden Hidden by Rebecca Zanetti
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A new series by Rebecca Zanetti, and its started with a bang!

I enjoyed this book, with its quirky characters and very suspenseful plot.
I was pretty hesitant going into this one, but I was pleasantly surprised. Pippa is a shut in, who is on the run from her crazy cult leader, and Malcolm is this sexy ex cop who moves into next door but is forced into going under cover again.

The relationship works for me, the suspense did too.

I'm looking forward for the next one.

short and sweet review, I'm not going to spoil anything for everyone, go grab yourself a copy. You wont regret it!

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Review: Rocky Mountain Cowboy Christmas

Rocky Mountain Cowboy Christmas Rocky Mountain Cowboy Christmas by Katie Ruggle
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Such a cute Christmas story, a romance about a hermit and a firefighter. Including kids.
I have to admit, though I like reading my Christmas novels around the actual time of the year, I couldn't help my self with this one. A Xmas story with a little suspense. Rocky mountain seems like a lovely place, both characters are interesting and I was invested to see how it played out. The only meh thing is that it was told in 3rd person POV. for me that is annoying but for some you may love that.

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