This feature is for short reviews, reviews of books in a series where it might feel repetitive, or (as Michelle suggested) books I was too lazy to write a “real” review for. Today’s books fit the first category – short, quick reviews!
Published by Berkley on February 4th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Erotica
I definitely can see why it’s been compared to 50 shades (or why 50 shades has been compare to it technically) but this is a stronger version I think. Definitely sexy. Strong characters, but frustrating ups and downs in the relationship.
From #1 "New York Times" bestselling author Sylvia Day comes the provocative masterstroke of abandon and obsession that redefined the meaning of desire and became a global phenomenon... "Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness." "" He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I'd never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily Gideon "knew." He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each others most private wounds and desires. The bonds of his love transformed me, even as I prayed that the torment of our pasts didn't tear us apart "
Into the Fury by Kat Martin
Published by Zebra on January 26th 2016
I enjoyed the characters but felt the mystery was fairly obvious. And I thought the secondary romance was interesting but it was frustrating because it was in the book a bit too much to be secondary but not enough to be a full part of the story… If that makes any sense.
A bodyguard, a bounty hunter, a P.I.—the men of Brodie Operations Security Service, Inc. are down for the job…
Sinners, whores, and sluts beware—your time is at hand: a faceless menace is threatening lingerie models on a cross country tour, and Ethan Brodie is there to defend and protect.
Ethan’s learned the hard way that beauty is no substitute for character. So even though Valentine Hart is one of the most breathtaking women he’s ever seen, he’s keeping his hands off and his eyes open. Or that’s what he tells himself.
Then one of the models is murdered, and the closer Ethan gets to the answers, the closer he finds himself to Valentine—and the hotter the pressure feels. There’s more to Val—more to the other girls—than he could have guessed. But one is keeping a secret that could kill them all.
City of Light by Keri Arthur
Published by Signet on January 5th 2016
Genres: Urban Fantasy
If I were rating this only on the second half of the book it would be a clear 5 stars for me. It was intense and captivating – but before that point, it dragged for me. The world building was just a bit too front loaded and I kind of felt Tiger had a bit too many abilities – learning all she could do weighed down the front of the book too. BUT all that paid off in the end and I can’t wait for the next book.
The first in an all-new futuristic fantasy series from Keri Arthur—the New York Times bestselling author of the Souls of Fire novels.
When the bombs that stopped the species war tore holes in the veil between this world and the next, they allowed entry to the Others—demons, wraiths, and death spirits who turned the shadows into their hunting grounds. Now, a hundred years later, humans and shifters alike live in artificially lit cities designed to keep the darkness at bay....
As a déchet—a breed of humanoid super-soldiers almost eradicated by the war—Tiger has spent her life in hiding. But when she risks her life to save a little girl on the outskirts of Central City, she discovers that the child is one of many abducted in broad daylight by a wraith-like being—an impossibility with dangerous implications for everyone on earth.
Because if the light is no longer enough to protect them, nowhere is safe...
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