2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge
Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews has read 60 books toward her goal of 150 books.
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Friday, August 31, 2018

Review: Tossed Into Love

Tossed Into Love Tossed Into Love by Aurora Rose Reynolds
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Tossed Into Love,

What a small kind of tiny little let down this was. I will admit I love my romance, I am a romance junkie but this in the beginning was not what I was expecting, I really loved the previous two books in the series, and this one didn't meet that standard.

Libby Reed and Antonio Moretti is what this one is all about. Libby has had the biggest crush on Ant, and Ant has been the biggest douche towards her. He is legit the most arrogant jerk I have read about in a wee whiles. He is a firefighter and his parents own a pizza shop, that he hates. With his dad suffering from a heart attack and his Mum beside him along the way to becoming better, the pizza shop is left to him to take care of, and that's where Libby come into it more, she loves his family and is wanting to help by volunteering her time to help out where she can. Overall you watch them fall in love, it is really sweet, even though I don't think Ant was the nicest person.

I read it in one sitting, it is short. I think this authors work has in the passed been so much better, her Until series is still to this day one of my favs. I found this story to be a time filler. I would have loved it to be a little more longer, and with them together together longer, then what we got.

I think her fans will most likely enjoy it, but as a fan of hers I was disappointed. All the stories in this series are cute, and very no to low angst., fluffy romances which is a nice change from high fantasy novels that I tend to read a lot off.

This one is Enemies to lovers, miscommunications and misjudgements, a lot of push and pull banter. I missed the other sisters in this one, the way the three of them were always there for each other, that bond was missing. Libby was keeping to herself I understand that, but I don't know, these are my thoughts after just finishing reading it. Make a cuppa, settle in with some choc and be ready to read a short little tale, about Libby and Antonio about them getting tossed into love.

I do have to shout out, that I really loved the ending, the epilogue. I really enjoyed the future parts. I'm not sure if the series has ended, I kind of hope it is.

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Review: Magic Triumphs

Magic Triumphs Magic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Holy smokes, what a epic ride! I don't even know what to say. This book was everything, but that ending... it didn't feel like closure, it felt like there could be more. maybe not with Kate and Curran but maybe with all the others. What has annoyed me is that I want to know what will happen to Julie and Derrek! I'm just speechless, I really liked everything in this conclusion to the overall story.

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Review: Twilight Desires

Twilight Desires Twilight Desires by Amanda Ashley
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is about a romance about a vampire Ethan who has to come to terms that he is in fact a vampire now, with out the consent and a human women Sofia.

The plot was slow, the characters were likable and the sex faded to black, and the some action sprinkled on top.

I am read Amanda Ashley over the time, and have come to like her writing it for me is either hit or miss, but this time it was in between. this is a book in a series, I would be interested to see what the first 2 are all about.

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Review: Cowboy, Cross My Heart

Cowboy, Cross My Heart Cowboy, Cross My Heart by Donna Grant
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Yes, Please Cowboys!

This author is still new to me, I enjoyed the story and at times though I wasn't connecting with the characters and I found myself distracted and putting the book down, more often then I would have liked.



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Review: Don't Look Back

Don't Look Back Don't Look Back by Dawn Ryder
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Don't Look Back By Dawn Ryder is the 6th book in this Unbroken Heroes series.
I received a early copy to review, apparently you can read this as a standalone, but no. NO you can not! I tried and I thought what on earth is happening here, I didn't know the characters and the over all story arc was confusing for me to follow. I feel like to get a better idea of the story you should probably start with book 1 with this series, just like any other series.

2,5 confusing stars

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Review: Dagger's Edge

Dagger's Edge Dagger's Edge by Lora Leigh
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I was so excited to have been given the opportunity to read the second book in the series, but I'm sad to say that I didn't enjoy it as I was hoping too. It didn't even feel like a Lora Leigh book, it felt as some one else wrote this story and she just stamped her name on it. Over the many years I have been reading, I have read a lot of this authors work, and this just was not up to par.

The plot to this one was just off, I like the idea but it didn't do anything to make it stand out. The love story its self was okay, I found myself skimming at times.

Overall, I know Lora Leigh can do better then this, maybe its just me but I have to be in the minority here and just at nope not for me, and hope that with her New Breed book due to come out this year that it will be 50% better then this one!

2.5-3 stars.

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Review: Maybe for You

Maybe for You Maybe for You by Nicole McLaughlin
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Maybe for you by Nicole McLaughlin, is the 3rd Whiskey and Weddings novel.


Alexis, parents died when she was fairly young and was raised by her brother Dean and his wife, but then they split and then also Partner was killed only weeks before they were to wed. After his death she spends her final 12 months of her military career in Italy.

This book is a friendship. to lovers, with her brothers best friend. Second chance romance, heartbreak, and moving on.

I was gifted an e arc copy to review this for an honest review.

Overall It was an ok read, it was a little too long and Liked where I thought this was leading but in the end there were a couple things that annoyed me.


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Review: The Forest Queen

The Forest Queen The Forest Queen by Betsy Cornwell
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

To me this plot sounded super promising. I love Robin Hood, and the idea of a retelling with switched gender roles is just incredibly fantastic. The story itself was fun to read, but I dunno I just couldn't love it. I do love the cover, super pretty! I am interested to see what other people think of this book. I haven't check any review yet, but I am wonder if people had the same annoyances that I did.

There are so many characters, but none of them are fully developed. There are four main characters, they are Silvie, Bird, Little Jane, and John but with neither of them, I feel that I really got to know the character. And I love Character driven stories...

It isn't a fairly long book either, you can read it within a day.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Review: Kiss the Girl

Kiss the Girl Kiss the Girl by Tara Sivec
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I am sad to say I was let down a little by this book, I love the authors older work, where it made me LOL like a crazy person, but I find now that the humour is forced now, it didn't come naturally. I dunno if that was just me, or what. but any who.

This book is the last in the series, Kiss the Girl is about Ariel and Eric. In The Naughty Princess Club.
These books should be read in order to gain more knowledge on how it all came about. Ariel is so mouthy, In your face girl you will read about, she had a crappy ex husband who made her doubt her self all the time, he was a sleazy scum bag.

Eric, he has wanted the feisty red haired Ariel since he first meet her. He has been waiting and the time is now to catch his girl.
These two are funny together, pushing each others buttons and so. But with time he is worming himself into her heart, pushing down them strong walls she has surrounding her heart.

The biggest thing that pissed me off, was the main conflict! that shit is the worst thing I hate! I'm not going to spoil what happens but grrr.
drama, drama, drama

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Review: It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time by Kylie Scott
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time
by
Kylie Scott


Okay, So I wasn’t going to review this, but I am going to keep it short and sweet.
I think I am in the minority of the people who enjoyed this one.

Adele and Pete have an awkward relationship, its been 7 years since she made a pass at him when she was 18, and now returning home for her fathers’ wedding and staying with Pete for the duration of the time… Ahhh hello hottie times.

Pete is 15 years older than her, and I loved it.

Goodness, this book was delicious. Lusting over your dads’ best friend, she all grown up now and she is beautiful and sassy AF. Yes Pete, is a big old grumpy douche, but it is what it is.
I liked the writing, it was entertaining and HELLA HOT, I mean, DAMN!

Brought this book at my own expense and I am so happy with my purchase, I would reread this time and time again.

4.5 Stars

Some times we need a good smutty contemporary on them lonely nights ;)


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Review: Darkest Heart

Darkest Heart Darkest Heart by Juliette Cross
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Darkest Heart by Juliette Cross
Darkest Heart

I was gifted an advanced copy of this book from the author for an honest review, I at the time was hesitant to pick up any new to me authors, but I am very happy that I took the chance on this book and author and I am super excited to share some of many, many thoughts with you.

I can easily say that I will be continuing with the series and checking out some of the authors passed books too. I really enjoyed the world that she has created, right away when I opened the story I knew I had stumbled into a world I was going to enjoy.

Yes, it is a spun of series from her previous series, but you can read this without reading them and not be lost at all, as that is what I have done.

Anya is a blue winged angelic warrior, and she has been bitten by a demon in battle, and now the only way to cure her is too find the Archangel that has the most power to suck it out from her.

Dommiel, is a fallen angel who is now a demon, he has dangerous, handsome and everything you will enjoy with a male character, as is Anya too. But I really loved our one eyed, patch wearing Dommiel.

The battle between Angels and Demons is a main subject in this story and is the relationship between our two main characters. I adored both. Dommiel, a wee bit more then Anya.

I am excited to see where this series goes, with all the characters and plot twists we meet and discover. You need to checkout this new series, Juliette has written.

I don’t want to write too much more on their travels and what they both must overcome. I am eagerly waiting for book two, I am happy that this one is very adult romance, the romance was perfection. The sexy erotic times, well you guys! they were fabulous.

Do yourself a favour and grab your self a copy on release day.

4.85 stars.
Why not 5 stars?
It was slightly too slow burn romance for me, but that’s just me. I love, LOVE the BOOM… Mates, insta-love romance.

Paranormal Romance, *****
World Building *****
Fantastic Characters *****
Suspense/Plot Twist *****
Sexy times *****
Cover *****
Romance ****


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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Review: Dark Alpha's Hunger

Dark Alpha's Hunger Dark Alpha's Hunger by Donna Grant
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Dark Alpha's Hunger is the 6th book in the Reapers series by Donna Grant.

This is a paranormal romance read, but unfortunately needs to be read with the others in the series. I enjoyed my time with this story but I feel that it would have been more enjoyable if I was up to date with the overall story arc. Going into a book that is 6th in a series is always a risky chance, I have only recently started reading Donna grant and I really enjoy her way of writing and the worlds she creates.

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