Monday, December 14, 2015

Driftwood by Harper Fox

DriftwoodDriftwood by Harper Fox
My rating: 4.3 stars out of 5.

A doctor, and veteran of war, has isolated himself in a crumbling rental with a cairn outside his home in memory of his dead love. The doctor finally wakes up to life to care about another man who is in an abusive relationship.

This author writes beautifully and hits some good high and low points for the doctor and his love.  This had a nice ending too. 

However the condom thing bugged me. In stories we either push condom use like constant lectures to the readers or we try to be more realistic in that the ideal is not always followed in real life or we have supernatural, or other reasons, why condoms are not used. The doctor in this story, a medical doctor, was a bit lax with the condom non-use so that kind of bugged me. Other than that I enjoyed this tale.

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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Here, Kitty, Kitty, Kitty

Infected: Prey (Infected, #1)Infected: Prey by Andrea Speed
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was really good. A unique world with certain folk who suffer from an incurable disease that causes them to shift into cat forms - big cat forms.

I loved Roan's snarky talk and manners, and how he dealt with his infection. Also, Roan's boyfriend, Paris, was a well written character. I so dread Paris dying at some point from his tiger strain disease though my fingers are crossed he'll survive somehow.

I'm glad I finally took the time to get back to this world (Sterek books have been a bit of a distraction for me lately... sigh).

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Friday, December 11, 2015

Nice little feel good Christmas tale

What Happens At ChristmasWhat Happens At Christmas by Jay Northcote
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A nice little Christmas story.

I can't say too much about this one except that I liked it but I didn't love it.  I felt like there was not enough conflict in this tale for me.

It was a story about a misunderstanding between two great guys who finally pulled their heads out and got together... and then got together for a nice happy ever after (or happy for now anyway).


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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Love Me Tenor, Love Me Sweet

Love Me Tenor (Perfect Harmony, #2)Love Me Tenor by Annabeth Albert
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I do love beautiful music and voices. I give this lovely tune 4.5 stars out of 5.

Annabeth Albert did a wonderful job of portraying a reality music show with the potential shenanigans and media twisting that no doubt go on behind the scenes (and in front for the audience to make us gasp and shake our heads at the horror of it all when really who knows what the reality of any of it is anymore besides entertainment. Did I mention I gave up on TV in 2008?).

It was a clever idea to bring Trevor and Jalen together in a fake boyfriends story that turned into a wonderful HEA. They each had their own challenges and turned out to be the best thing for each other.

I really enjoyed the idea of the whole song contest. I kept thinking how will the author get us up on the stage through each song. Will every song lyric be written out? Will be go through each note? I must say I was happily surprised and enjoyed the end result.

Also thank to the author for not making the potential kidnapping by Trevor’s family even worse than it was portrayed. I don’t think I could have handled that much more drama.

*Copy provided by the publisher through NetGalley for an honest review.*

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Have You Been Claimed?

Claimings, Tails, and Other Alien Artifacts (Claimings, #1)Claimings, Tails, and Other Alien Artifacts by Lyn Gala
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Finally bought the first two in this series today.

The world building and characters are top notch but the dom/sub thing is not really my thing though I did want to give these books a try as I do enjoy Lyn Gala's writing. .

I wonder when I'll read the 2nd book?
I may like it more now that I understand this culture a bit more.

Still 3.5 stars out of 5 for more than just a like.

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