Review of Tieryn’s Fury (Shadowcat Nation #3) by Abigail Owen


Revenge Meets Its Match


Genre: Paranormal Romance (Shifters)

Book Length (Est.): 210 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

The day Shane Callahan lost his wife and was forced to run from the only home they’d ever known was the day he’d vowed he’d kill every last man responsible. He’s waited years in hiding, but is finally on the verge of taking his revenge. Until he is assigned to protect a Healer and is forced to halt in his quest.

As the Alpha’s daughter and the Healer in her Dare of mountain lion shifters, Tieryn McGraw has enjoyed a privileged life. As the fiancé of the next Alpha in line, she expects that to continue. But then she ends up on the run with a man determined not to like her…and who makes her question everything about her decisions and her future.

Shane needs her to heal more than his body. But can Tieryn heal his soul and prove to him that love is a higher purpose than revenge?

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Tieryn didn’t want to know anything about her Fated Mate when the seer had called; she didn’t need to know because she was engaged. But when he comes into her life she’ll be drawn to him like no other and questioning her decision to marry without love.

Shane lost his wife and was determined to find the ones responsible and make them all pay. It was all he lived for. Then he was sent to protect Tieryn and began feeling things his heart couldn’t process. Unable to let himself fall for her he’ll do the next best thing, he’ll protect her. As her assigned bodyguard he’ll do whatever it takes to keep her safe.

“I won’t pretend I don’t want you, because I do.”

Tieryn was raised like a sheltered princess. Shane didn’t have that luxury. Now that they’re at the mercy of her Survivor ability and constantly on the run for their lives she’ll have to step up and he’ll have to let her. It’s a constant push and pull between the two.

As the tension rises in the Shadowcat Nation we’ll learn who is behind all the terror and why…or at least part of it. I have a feeling there are more than one set of bad guys and cannot wait to see what happens in book 4, Seneca’s Faith.

Tieryn’s Fury is another great book in the Shadowcat Nation series. The constant moving adds a slight humor to the suspense, especially when they make it to Louisiana. Their stubbornness frustrated me at times, but it couldn’t have successfully played out any other way.

My Favorite Heartbreaking Moment was when Tieryn admitted aloud the truth as she knew it .

“Did Sarai tell you?”

“She tried, but I wouldn’t let her. I’ve known for a while, but I also know that his soul has been scarred by what happened to his wife. He can’t love me back.”

Jenn 4 Heart

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Review of Sarai’s Fortune (Shadowcat Nation #2) by Abigail Owen


Sometimes Fate Cannot Be Changed


Genre: Paranormal Romance (Shifters)

Book Length (Est.): 202 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Zac Montclair’s first priority is to protect his people. With the escalating war between factions of shifters over land and resources, he has agreed to an alliance between his polar bears and the Shadowcat Nation of cougar shifters. But the treaty comes with a condition…he must accept one of their Seers into his Timik and put her under his personal protection.

Sarai Bouchard doesn’t need her supernatural gift to know that Kyle Carstairs’s obsession with controlling her ability will eventually result in her misery and demise. Her power is essential to her people’s survival, so when Kyle goes rogue, she’s sent to Zac Montclair to keep her safe. However, her visions reveal that while staying will lead to their becoming lovers, it also leads to his death. Leaving Zac will result in her own.

If Sarai can’t find a way to change the future, she will be forced to choose…save her lover or save herself.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

I loved Zac in Andromeda’s Fall. His strength of will and sheer determination to protect are both endearing and at times a little humorous. The way he is with Sarai, like an immoveable mountain hell bent on keeping her safe even from herself, made me wish for an alpha bear shifter of my own.

“If you’re mine, I sure as hell am yours.”

Sarai may be able to see the future at times, as well as the past and present, but anything that affects her directly gets a little fuzzy. All she knows is she cannot let Zac die and if that means she has to risk herself then she’ll do it; she’d already seen his death too many times in her head.

“Holy moly, that man should be deemed illegal.”

With Zac and Sarai both targets they’ll have to learn to trust in each other, which is a little difficult since they are both stubborn to a fault. And instead of trying to change her visions, embracing them and the man may be the way to go. After all you can only fight fate for so long.

Sarai’s Fortune is a suspenseful journey of how far one would go to protect the ones they love. With Zac and Sarai being hunted you never know what will happen next. It’s an on the edge of your seat, please don’t let the visions come true, kind of read and I absolutely loved it!

My Favorite Laughable Moment  is when Zac presents Sarai with her new bodyguards. She’s a little feisty when she wants to be.

“What if I need tampons?”

Zac narrowed his eyes. “Ask them to get you some.”

She tipped her head to the side. “I don’t know. Tampons can be tricky. I’m partial to a certain brand. What if they don’t know the difference between regular and super?”

Jenn 5 Heart

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Review of Dirty Boy by Kathryn Kelly


Doormat Meet Feet


Genre: New Adult, Romance, Erotica

Book Length (Est.): 392 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Recipe: 1 Porn Star, 1 Step Sister, 1 Wealthy Father, 1 Flighty Stepmother

Take one trust fund baby porn star, a stepsister in need of money, and a wealthy father the flighty stepmother stole from. Add in a lot of sex, a huge dose of tragedy, a load of betrayal, a pinch of revenge and a heap of arrogance. Mix them together and shake shit up for a few weeks.

The result?

One VERY Dirty Boy.

Mindy’s Review: 

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Max is a trust fund baby that enjoys sex so much he decided to live his life as a porn star. Having a wife and kids makes it difficult to have a happy home when you are having sex all day with other women.

Story is the daughter of a gold digging mother that uses men for the finer things in life. When her mother marries into her recent marriage everything seems to be going great. Except the fact that she is lusting on her older step brother.

This starts when Story is just a teenager then skips to her being an adult. Her mother’s marriage falls apart and Story is barely getting by. Her mother wants her to become a porn star to make her living if she wants to go back to school. When she discovers which company she is calling all hell breaks loose. Max and his brothers cannot stand Story or her mother for stealing money from their father. But when they realize she needs a job and money they will make her earn her way.

I am not sure how I feel about this book. Max is completely rude through out the entire book, using Story as a door mat. And the crazy thing for me is she lets him. And I am talking about the entire book I wanted to reach in and smack them both multiple times. I am still frustrated with them and I have finished reading. Overall this is a good read, but I just don’t think this one was for me.

Mindy 2 Heart

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Blog Tour: Review of Tell Me Again by Michelle Major


Love Comes Full Circle

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 266 pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

As a teenager, Samantha Carlton used a career in modeling to break free from her painful childhood—walking away from her reckless twin sister, an alcoholic mother, and the boy she loved. Yet she never outran the guilt of abandoning her family. When the past shows up on her doorstep in the form of her late sister’s daughter, Sam opens her home and her heart to the girl she never knew existed. But it’s not so easy to face the man she left behind…

Sam had shattered Trevor Kincaid’s heart, and he’d sought comfort in her sister’s arms. But he’d pledged to shield his daughter, Grace, from the drama that followed the Carlton women. Now Grace has tracked down Sam, and Trevor is forced to deal with the one woman he wanted to forget.

History has a way of repeating itself, and the sparks between Sam and Trevor reignite an old flame. But as much as Sam wants a new future, is walking away again easier than risking her heart for a second chance at love?

Mindy’s Review: 

*I received this book free from Netgalley on behalf of Montlake Romance in exchange for an honest review*

Samantha Carlton walked away from her reckless mother and twin sister as a teenager. Making her way into the modeling world she never forgot the boy she left behind. Now that she is retired from the modeling world and making a new life for herself she runs a place that helps teens. She always felt bad for leaving her family and not being able to save her sister. When she comes home to find a girl in her house that looks just like her, her heart stops. She knows for sure that this is her sister’s daughter.

Trevor Kincaid has been raising a child on his own for thirteen years. Shielding her from the pain in the world and giving her a good life. The one thing that he did not expect was for her to run away in search of a woman that she believes is her mother.

Samantha is overwhelmed to find out that she has a niece after all these years. She has missed so much in her life. The one thing that shatters her the most is the girls father. Her one true love that she left behind had a baby with her twin sister and he has made sure to keep her out of the girls life in fear of the craziness that comes from the Carlton’s might catch up with his daughter. When Grace finds Samantha she wants to have a relationship with her aunt but will her father allow it?

The one thing that Samantha and Trevor know for sure is their feelings towards each other never really dissolved.

This was a really good storyline. Sometimes you have to deal with your past and let it come around full circle. Samantha has some really good friends that will back her up in any situation and an ex-love that just happens to be the father of her niece. Sometimes I felt that I was losing interest in the story but then it would grab my attention again. Overall this is a good read. 

Mindy 3.5 Star 

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Review of Unsportsmanlike Conduct (Pilots Hockey #4) by Sophia Henry


Paradise Just Got A Little Better


Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance (Hockey)

Book Length (Est.): 248 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

The author of Delayed Penalty returns with the story of a free spirit who believes she’s found forever with a playboy on a singles cruise. Discover why Kelly Jamieson calls the Pilots Hockey series “fun and flirty, warm and sweet.”
Kristen Katsaros wants a life full of adventure and laughter. After a difficult childhood, her motto is to live each day like it’s her last—because it just might be. So when Kristen’s parents send her on a post-grad singles cruise in the Caribbean to meet a Greek husband, she promptly hooks up with the hottest guy she’s ever met. Pasha’s decidedly not Greek, but Kristen gives him a pass because he’s got fun written all over his rock-hard abs.

Pavel Gribov, the cocky playboy of the Detroit Pilots hockey team, can score any girl he wants. But when a teammate drags him on a singles cruise, he can’t resist the chance to help out a drop-dead gorgeous damsel in distress by pretending to be her boyfriend. Before long, the fake fling turns intimate,  fueled by something much deeper than lust.

Kristen and Pasha both agree to walk away once the cruise is over, but reality hits like a slap shot when Kristen finds out Pasha lied about everything. Just when she’s ready to start living again, the two stubborn survivors must decide if they can bear to lose the best thing that ever happened to either of them.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from Random House Publishing Group – Flirt via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Kristen never wanted to be on a boat in the middle of the ocean, but her parents sent her on a post-graduation Greek singles cruise, so with her two friends she planned to make the best of it. That is until she sees the man who she’s known since childhood, the man her parents want her to marry, the man she has absolutely no interest in, running straight toward her and in her attempt to escape runs straight into Pavel. With his unsolicited help her dodging attempts will become easier and her vacation will be much for fun than she ever expected.

Pavel realized who Kristen was shortly after meeting her, but he was enjoying her company too much to admit his true identity for she’d hate him instantly. Instead he planned on enjoying her every single day of the cruise. A win-win; she’d escape the stalker guy following her around and he’d get to enjoy the woman who enchanted him. She made him laugh, made him happy, even if he knew it would all end when the ship returned to port.

Their relationship is mentally intense. They each trust each other and share parts of their pasts and issues that presently face them. They bond over illnesses and life stories. And once they cross the line making their temporary relationship physical it only gets more passionate and harder to end. Of course when the truth comes out in one of the most humiliating ways possible Pavel will have a lot to atone for.

Unsportsmanlike Conduct isn’t my favorite in the Pilots Hockey series, but after hating Pavel in Delayed Penalty (book #1) this one made him a little more likeable….sometimes.

My Favorite Moment is what happens to the messages in a bottle. Score one for Pavel!

Jenn 4 Heart

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Review of Top Shelf (Aces Hockey #3) by Kelly Jamieson


Mixology at its Finest


Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance (Hockey)

Book Length (Est.): 267 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Whether it’s a clutch goal or a cocktail, nothing beats “top shelf.” In this novel from the bestselling author of the Heller Brothers Hockey series, a fun-loving jock and an ambitious career woman mix business with pleasure.
Not only is Jared Rupp one of the stars of the NHL’s Chicago Aces, he’s also the owner of the Sin Bin, the after-hours hot spot where the whole team hangs out. Lately, Jared can’t take his eyes off the woman he’s hired to give the Bin a more modern feel: a sexy, sophisticated consultant who has carved out a niche updating drink menus. She’s as passionate about her career as Jared is about hockey—and yet he can’t help wondering what kind of cocktail she really wants.

In her line of work, Sidney Frayne is used to guys hitting on her in bars, but Jared gets her hot enough to burst into flames. When he’s wining and dining her, he’s sophisticated as hell; on the rink, he’s a testosterone-fueled powerhouse. Still, Sidney’s bitter divorce taught her to keep her emotions on ice. With her busy schedule—and Jared’s playboy reputation—she’s not sure she’s ready for a fling. Because if she lets Jared into her bed, she just may have to let him into her heart.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Sidney had her heart broken in the cruelest of ways by her ex-husband and it more than left its mark on her. It’s the reason she isn’t interested in relationships. Flings – sure. Relationships where your heart can be broken – absolutely not. But you can’t always control your heart and when Jared pushes his way in she’ll have no choice, but face the music.

Jared is a ladies man and it’s apparent by the basic stalker girl who keeps showing up wanting more. Sidney intrigues him and he can’t seem to keep his distance. He knows her rules, even accepted them, but that won’t keep him from trying to break them.

He wants more. She wants more, but is too afraid to admit it. But none of that will matter when Sidney is forced to relive what she thought had been her cruelest heartbreak only to realize this one is much worse. Only Jared will know how to make things right.

Mixology is a special skill and Top Shelf  is the only way to go. With a little sadness, a lot of heat, and a crazy chemistry this book was difficult to put down. I’ve enjoyed Jared and his bar in previous books, I loved him in this!

My Favorite Part is the bet. WOW did that backfire or what?!?!

Jenn 5 Heart

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Review of The Trickster’s Lover by Samantha MacLeod


Love, Lies, and Ragnarök


Genre: Paranormal Romance, Mythology

Book Length (Est.): 508 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Surviving Graduate School ~ Falling in Love ~ Preventing Ragnarök

Graduate student Caroline Capello has always been more comfortable with books than people. She’s just moved to the University of Chicago to become the world’s foremost authority on Norse mythology, making her the only member of her family to leave San Diego, and the family business.

But she’s wondering if she’s just made the biggest mistake of her life.

When Loki, the enigmatic and irresistibly sexy Norse trickster god, appears in her studio apartment, Caroline is forced to question everything she’s learned.

Do the gods exist? Are the legends about Ragnarök, the apocalyptic battle that destroys the gods and ends the Nine Realms, actually true?

Or is she losing her mind?

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

If you’re not interested in Norse Mythology then this book will not appeal to you as it’s a large part of the storyline. It’s a portrayal of Loki unlike one I’ve ever read before and one I thoroughly enjoyed. It shows a side to the God of Lies that only can be told by someone who loves him…Caroline.

Loki is a misjudged god who has gone through more pain than any one single person should. His motives have always been good, at least in his eyes, but it is his execution of those that never end quite the way he’d planned. I liked him, more so toward the end of the book, in the beginning he seemed more arrogant and sometimes downright unkind. And glimpsing him through his mirages made him seem more real and easily more likeable.

“I’ll ruin you for all mortal men.”

Caroline is a little strange, to say the least. She keeps swaying between Loki being real and thinking she’s losing her mind. But no matter how upset she is with him she falls into his arms anywhere any time he shows up. I couldn’t decide if that made her incredibly easy or just trying to enjoy the figment of her imagination she thought was causing him. Either way, her heart will learn what her body has known since the second she laid eyes on him.

“The hallucinations aren’t the problem at all. The problem is he stopped showing up.”

The Trickster’s Lover is a journey between myth and reality. It’s filled with secrets, journeys, and a love that’ll outlast Ragnarök.

For me the beginning was slow. It seemed more like Caroline was telling a story and until it caught up with the present I didn’t really care for it. However, even during the slow beginning there was an undertone that kept me pulled in. I wanted to see how the traditional mythology of Loki was twisted into the character he was in the book. Have to say I wasn’t disappointed.

My Favorite Moment is the ending. I loved Loki’s response to Mr. Capello’s question to Caroline.

Jenn 4 Heart

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