Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Review: On Dublin Street

On Dublin Street
On Dublin Street by Samantha Young

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Yeah, that type of book! I know I will reread it forever.


When Joss was fourteen her life tragically changed. Now she is twenty two, living in another continent and hiding from her past. Another change has to been made because she needs to look for a new roommate and place to rent.
As Joss moves to Dublin Street, she has to face all the things she's been hiding from. There she will find family, love, friendship and pain. Is she strong enough to face it?
On Dublin Street perfectly explores Joss feelings and turmoils. The book is all about her maturing.

Impressions and Opinion

Braden is the best type of hero. A great alpha male : gorgeous, smart, funny, hot, bossy, that is great in bed. Really, this book is about Joss, but Braden steals the show.

Joss is an amazing heroine, full of flaws but very much real. Even though I couldn't relate with her life experiences I felt emotionally connected with her. I cried and laughed along, I was happy and sad at the same time.

I can see that Samantha Young is an "expert" in characters creation and development. All her characters, including the secondaries were smartly crafted.

I was expecting an erotica read, because many people had tag it as erotica. It is not! It is an amazing contemporary romance.

I recommend this book to anyone really!

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Review: Keep Me Safe

Keep Me Safe
Keep Me Safe by Skye Warren

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

It was an ok book! Yeah, I know, I'm saying it was ok and I'm rating 3 stars and not 2 stars. I don't really know why. I'm a little baffled and not certain what to say here.

I'm not going to give a summary because it was all just rape or attempted rape.

Dark Erotica I will not say BDSM, because I didn't see it. I guess because of the non-con people want to call it edgy BDSM. I don't agree.

I like the idea of the story, but the real plot was terrible. The girl was "raped" from the first page to the last almost. What saved it for me? I guess the HEA. And, I'm a freaky I know, but the forced stuff was much hotter than the consent sex of the book.

I kind of liked the heroine. Yeah, all likes no love from me. :0) She was a bit dumb and a bit too passive for me, but her mental work was very interested IMO. I found something redeemable in her.
IMO, she was suffering from Stockholm syndrome and because of it she was seeing so many great qualities in Zachary (her first rapist and later FBI agent).

The hero, I didn't like him. He was a rapist, that was a gangster, that was a cop, that was FBI, that had quit his job, that was inside a job again at the end. Really I didn't get a connection with him, so I didn't really care for him at all. In most books I read, the FBI agents are bad-ass guys. He was not and if this is closer to reality, I don't care, that's why I read fiction!

So, why did I rated 3 stars? Because at the end, I enjoy a nice HEA and I sort of like the heroine. I would read another book if it was the continuation of their story.

I will probably read others books from the author, but I won't be reading it right away.

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Review: Daniel's Surrender

Daniel's Surrender
Daniel's Surrender by Violet Summers

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow! The perfect ending for this series.
All three books were good, but the authors were smart enough to raise the tension to the finale.

Cover- I really liked the cover, I love when we cannot see the face and I can picture them as I want.

hero- There is two as different as night in day and as cliche as it is, in all menages, they complement each other and make the perfect "man".
Mathew is young, flirty, happy, but at the same time he know what he wants and fights to get it.
Daniel is dark and shallow, avoids commitment at all costs. His baggage is heavy, but the book gives the reader a perfect journey through his growth.

heroine - For someone that has never experimented into kinky before, Shannon's acceptance of her feelings and of a total lifestyle was a bit too fast and unbelievable. But she was such a deary character with her fun and willingness that it masked the craziness of it all.

plot- The authors once again take their readers into a journey of the kinky world. It is a greatly crafted book, in which the readers can feel the emotions of the characters.

Impressions and opinion

This was one of the best threesome-book I've read. Mostly because their relationship started as a flirt and it grew in tension and feelings within the book.

I would recommend this book for anyone that likes threesome and BDSM.

I will look into other books from this authors. :)

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Review: Kindred

Kindred by Nicola Claire

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It's a 3.5 stars. I've rated it higher and not lower because I truly believed in the promise of the series.
It's an "I like it book/series!"

I didn't like the cover at all. I really like covers that I can try to get a feeling of the book and such a fast-paced book like this could not be guessed by its cover.

I really love the heroine, she alone would be a 5 stars IMO. Luce was a do-it-my-way-or-no-way-at-all type of girl. A take charge heroine with some insecurities hidden very well.

I really enjoyed the hero, a tall-dark-and-dangerous master vamp, but for an alpha male he gave in too much for Luce. So, I guess he would be a 4 stars hero.

Nicola Claire created an amazing world for her book. Wow! Vampires, vampires-hunters, shifters, dream-walkers, it had a little of everything beautifully crafted. This world, promise us readers a great future in her series.

Her plot, was good, but the book needed some editing IMO. A bit too long! At times too repetitive.

Impressions and opinion

I didn't like the ending. Even though I know it has 2 more books, it was too abrupt. I also believe that the heroine's power were too much, very unbelievable if there is such a thing within a PNR book.

I love to read threesome, but the promise of a threesome in this series didn't really work for me. I really got stuck with that Alpha Master Vamp! Noway he would allowed room for it!

I'm so excited about the future of this series that I went over and bought the other 2 books!

If you like PNR with kick-ass heroine, alpha-master-vamp and a world full of surprises, I believe you would like this read.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Review: Double Take

Double Take
Double Take by Alyssa Turner

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow! This is the kind of book that I love! I know I will have to reread it very soon and I will be looking out for anything else the authors has it, because I can just imagine how good it must be!

Threesome - erotica - post-apocalyptic


This book take us on a ride to the future, where a major corporation rules USA and most people don't even know it.
Shannon Morris life was changed when she was kidnapped for three weeks and held captive in her own home. Now, her dreams and memories shows her that her "platinum class lifestyle" is not as perfect as she once though it was.
Tristan and Pryor are the twins ex-marines that are leading the resistance, now they only need someone important inside Eaglecorp to help them out. Fate has brought Shannon into Tristan's path. Now will she be able to forgive him and their past?
Shannon knows her place is right next to the boys, but will they accept her as an equal partner and give her a role with the resistance? Or they want to rule her as Eaglecorp?

Impressions and Opinion

Ms. Turner's futuristic world was very creative and realistic. She uses today's concerns and spin them into a possibility for the future and how horrible these prospects could be.

I was touched by her heroine's journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance.
Thieves disguised as saviors, they'd robbed her of even her most basic humanity. But maybe she could salvage her sense of self with the clarity of how she felt, no matter the loss.

The heat in this book was of-charts!

All three main characters were superb and the plot amazing!

If I have something to complain, is that I really hope Ms. Turner is writing the second book, because at the end, she left us hanging wanting more!

If you like steamy futuristic suspense with two alpha-males and a kick-ass heroine, you should read this book!

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Review: Hot Ride

Hot Ride
Hot Ride by Kelly Jamieson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It was so so so good! Romantic Suspense

Cover - good
Characters - amazing
Plot - great
Ending - ok


Sera Manning is a DEA Agent that has spend half of her life hoping for this one chance of grabbing the bad guy that helped destroyed her family.
Ryan Thomas is an ATF Agent that has been working undercover for the last three months trying to infiltrate the biker's gang Death Angels. But Ryan's work is being compromise and the only solution he has is to get a girlfriend ASAP. When the DEA offers Sera, he is not happy about it. She is not only hot as hell, but she is rookie. Who wants to work undercover with a Rookie?
They become partners in more sense than one. They fight their own ghosts and they get a second chance out of life. Will they be able to enjoy their ride?

Impressions and Opinion

Kelly Jamieson built two really strong characters. I couldn't find any fault for both. Their connections was amazing from the beginning and their struggles very much like real life.
The book started a little slow, but through out the read it grew in complexity. The author touched some very delicate subjects with grace and heart. She also managed some unexpected moments at the end.

I wish for an epilogue for this book. I found the ending a little abrupt and my HEA-heart wanted some hard proofs of how well they stayed together.

I will be looking at some other books of this author. Really amazing read!

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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Review: A Wild Night's Bride

A Wild Night's Bride
A Wild Night's Bride by Victoria Vane

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It's so so so so good, almost totally love - 4.5 Stars!

Book #1 of Devil DeVere series.
This book is a historical romance. It funny, sensual and so so so HOT! Really, the sex scenes were really steamy! It was a great surprise for me. :)


Lord DeVere is well known as Devil DeVere in London. When the famous rake decides to accept the ultimate bet, he drags his proper best friend, Lord Ned Chambers, and the surprising new actress in town, Lady Phoebe Alice Scott, with him. Together, the three of them, ventures into the King's bedroom for some mischief and mayhem.
By the end of their adventure, two of them ends up in love and one of them in trouble. Will a lord be hang or will another be married?

Impressions and opinion

Wow! The plot line created by Victoria Vane was so well crafted that I'm still amazed by it. The author was extremely clever in her writing and when I thought I knew what comes next, she threw in another curve ball. The ending is sort of unexpected and really left us hanging and wanted more! I'm so looking forward for the next book, because I know this trio still has a lot more to offer us.

In a historical romance, HEA is a given IMO; but sex in the closet and splatered to a door is was a mighty big bonus in this book.

This book has definitely become one of my spurt-the-moment rereads, but I was unable to rated it a 5 stars, because the end it's sort of incomplete. I'm not complaining, I'm really looking forward to read more!

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Review: Meredith's Awakening

Meredith's Awakening
Meredith's Awakening by Violet Summers

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Book #2 of the Worthington group
It was so so so good.


Meredith Worthington has always been the perfect daughter, but her father always saw her as weak, only because she is a female.
She decides to have some fun, as seems her brothers are always having it, and visits Velvet Ice, a IT nightclub at her town. While in the line she met a man to die for and along with him she enters the club and got a taste of what BDSM might be like. Before she is ready to end her night, her older brother stops her fun and reality crashes on her.

Five years later, Meredith is just a shadow, she has hidden herself behind an ice queen facade, but fate decides to have fun with her.
Marcus, her older brother, left their business for a weekend of pleasure and Meredith takes his place in a business meeting. There she is faced with a ghost from her past that is offering her a second chance.
Can Meredith find her old fun self inside and take the risk? Does she have a submissive hidden inside?

Impressions and personal opinion

Violet Summers take the readers into a journey inside D/S and BDSM lifestyle. Meredith self-discovery and personal acceptance is very well explained and through out the book I have taken this path along with Meredith.

Meredith is a very well developed character. She is multidimensional and endearing.
Tony was a great character, but I felt that he preached things that he didn't do himself.

My one complain about the book was that Tony's overprotection was hypocritical to say the least,and because of it, I could not find myself given this book 5 stars.

I'm really looking forward to meet the next Worthington. From a brief glance at the end of this book, I might say he is into threesome. :)

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My first post

Since I joined Goodreads my books have become a mess. I don't know anymore what series I follow, what books have I read and what books should I've been reading. Right now, chaos has become my world of books! Hence my reason to start this blog.
It's my way of trying to organize myself!

What I'm going to do here? I'm not really sure. Probably this:

  • book reviews
  • list of my book series
  • list of my book challenges
  • anything fun related to my books, authors that I like and sites that I enjoy
  • anything else that I find interesting such as magazines articles or movies I've enjoyed.
Why am I writing in English?

As it says in my title I read more books in English than in Portuguese, mainly because my favorite authors write in English and my favorite genres are easier founded in English. It doesn't mean that I won't ever make a post in Portuguese, because I never know what I maybe reading next. I will post it here in the language that I read my book.

Here, I will share with you my reading journey!