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{Review} Marked In Flesh (The Others #4)

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Marked In Flesh by Anne Bishop
The Others #4
Read March 2016
5 stars

Synopsis

For centuries, the Others and humans have lived side by side in uneasy peace. But when humankind oversteps its bounds, the Others will have to decide how much humanity they’re willing to tolerate—both within themselves and within their community…

Since the Others allied themselves with the cassandra sangue, the fragile yet powerful human blood prophets who were being exploited by their own kind, the delicate dynamic between humans and Others changed. Some, like Simon Wolfgard, wolf shifter and leader of the Lakeside Courtyard, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn, see the new, closer companionship as beneficial—both personally and practically.

But not everyone is convinced. A group of radical humans is seeking to usurp land through a series of violent attacks on the Others. What they don’t realize is that there are older and more dangerous forces than shifters and vampires protecting the land that belongs to the Others—and those forces are willing to do whatever is necessary to protect what is theirs…

Series Reading Order

#1 Written In Red ~ my review
#2 Murder of Crows ~ my review
#3 Vision in Silver ~ my review
#4 Marked in Flesh
#5 TBA

Review

After the ending of the last book I couldn’t wait to get my paws on Marked In Flesh. The wait between books is just too long, but it was oh so worth it in the end. As soon as I started this book I was sucked back into the world of The Others and the human pack like no time had passed between the release of Vision In Silver and Marked In Flesh.

Anne Bishop really has a way with words and this story in no different. There is just something so captivating about the characters she creates and the world that she builds around them. As a reader, I feel as if I’m really there with the characters going through everything that they are going through at the same time.

Marked in Flesh starts out a little differently to the rest of the books in the series so far. There are a lot of POVs to consider and while it may be a little confusing as to who is say what and when, but it all makes sense the more you read. I loved reading about how different characters were reacting to the events around them. It really opened my eyes the world that Ms Bishop has created for The Others.

“We will give you some time to decide how much human the terra indigene will keep”

This books also focuses more heavily on The Others and Humans First and Last movement. The struggle between the two has hit an ultimate peak and the consequence from the actions of the HFL were felt by both sides when the Elders decided to take matters into their own hands.

After the way the last book ended I was really excited to see where Meg and Simon’s relationship would go. However with everything else that was going on, I felt that they had very little on page time together. I really wanted to see more of them. Just when I thought something major was going to happen and it didn’t, I think my heart gave out. You can do this to me. It is so unfair. I’m living for the next book. Please hurry I must find out what happens next.

PS. For some strange reason when I finished reading Marked in Flesh the first thing that came to mind was the song ‘Colours of the Wind’ from Disney’s Pocahontas. As strange as it may seem, there are lyrics in there that relate very well to this story.

{Review} Trickiest Job (Executive Toy #4)

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Trickiest Job by Cleo Peitsche
Executive Toy #4
Read August 2015
4 stars

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Synopsis

Lindsay has never been so alone in her life.

After a private investigator exposes her, she’s on the run once more. Her bottomless bag of tricks is empty, and she’s filling it to the brim with regrets and mistakes.

As danger builds, Lindsay can’t stop thinking about her dominant bosses. Maybe Romeo, Hawthorne, and Slade could save her.

Maybe… if they could find her.

Series Reading Order

#1 Executive Toy ~ my review
#2 Professional Sin ~ my review
#3 Dangerously Big ~ my review
#4 Trickiest Job
#5 Dirtiest Lie
#6 Forbidden Fix

Being submissive doesn’t mean being a doormat. It doesn’t mean you’re lazy in bed or that you have low self-esteem

Review

Just when I thought I had it all figured out with Lindsay’s past, the author goes and throws more secrets and mysteries into the plot. I can’t take it anymore, yet I keep coming back for more. It is just that good.

Lindsay has finally returned to her home town, yet it doesn’t feel like home to her because she left ‘home’ behind in the form of her three sexy bosses. However she thinks that they were only using her because they haven’t tried to find her and make contact with her. One mistake on Lindsay’s part soon leads to Slade, Romeo and Hawthorne turning up to her hotel room and demanding answers. Ya finally we get some more of the truth. It seems I’ve been waiting forever for this. But it was worth the wait.

So glad that the guys demanded Lindsay except their help, but in doing so she has to earn their trust. This is going to be one of the hardest things she has even had to do in her life so far.

The secrets that each of the bosses reveal at the end to gain her trust. Didn’t see that coming at all.

And let’s not forget the sex. Still as hot as ever.

However I still want to know what she’s keeping deep down for everyone and what the 3 gentlemen have on her grandfather. Everyone still seems to have one last card up their sleeve that they don’t want to play just yet. So annoying.

{Review} Sacred (Snapped #4)

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Sacred by Ketley Allison
Snapped #4
Read April 2015
4 stars

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Synopsis:

Sometimes your first love doesn’t equal your true love.Jason Sladerman is Charlie’s one. For him, she would adjust to a new city, deal with sudden fame and fandom, and change her life. But never did she think she’d have to tolerate sudden obsession.

Yet that is what Reagan Wescott feels for Charlie’s man. She infiltrated Charlie’s life, made her believe in their friendship, but only to get closer to Slade. Charlie knows, and is finally starting to trust her instincts, that Reagan is manic over him, stalking him, sick over him.

Until the email.

Now Charlie doesn’t know who’s true and who’s false, who loves her and who hates her. Her one true friend, Lara, is too preoccupied with her own love life to notice Charlie’s faltering. Slade’s too involved in proving his innocence to notice the danger. Reagan doesn’t care about anyone but Slade and will do anything to get to him. And Nate wants Charlie so much he turns a blind eye to everything but her.

Their misguided dreams are their greatest mistake. Murder’s on the horizon, and while everyone holds on tight to their sacred wishes, someone uses that chance to sneak by.

And kill.

In Ketley Allison’s fourth installment of the Snapped Novella Series, the question is no longer who will snap, but who did.

Series Reading Order:

#1 Snapped ~ my review
#2 Shade ~ my review
#3 Sin ~ my review
#4 Sacred
#5 Suspect
#6 Surrender
#7 Stay

Review:

This story had me so twisted around I didn’t know which way to look.

Oh Slade! I don’t know what to think about him. There is just something about him that is really getting on my nerves. I mean he puts on a good face when he has to, but the keep getting this feeling that there is something dark lurking in his soul. He believes what he wants to make himself look and feel good no matter the cost to others. I’m slowly starting to hate him a little. His just… blah I don’t know, but it’s not a good feeling.

I’m somewhat sorry for Charlie that no one believes what see can see so clearly. She is defending herself so hard but I just falling on deaf ears. And the bullshit everyone keeps feeding her; can’t they see what they are doing to her. Well maybe not Nate. Still unsure about him. Maybe he is not as bad as I first thought. Will have to wait and see.

Then the party to top all parties. What happens at the party should stay at the party, but is never how the saying really goes. Someone is bound to find out and then everyone will know. Secrets are bound to be discovered in the future.

This series is getting better and better with each book that I read. Can’t wait to read more.

{Review} When Ash Falls (London Fairy Tales #4)

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When Ash Falls by Rachel Van Dyken

London Fairy Tales #4

Read January 2015

4 Stars

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Synopsis:

#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Rachel Van Dyken returns to regency romance with the last and final installment in The London Fairy Tales series…A regency retelling of Snow White and The Seven Dwarves.

Ashton Wolfsbane, Earl of Gyles, has taken a vow of celibacy after blaming himself for his sister in laws death. After a failed suicide attempt, he’s dedicated his life to bring justice to the weak making it his personal vendetta to be the death dealer to the wicked, also known as The Grimm Reaper. He denies himself lusts of the flesh and is known throughout London because of his ability to kill effortlessly and without emotion, that is until he meets Princess Sofia, a woman hell bent on making him forget all his reasons for denying himself the one thing he’s always craved—love.

After rescuing the fair damsel, he thinks his job finished, that is until he discovers he’s to be the Princess’s escort throughout London until she’s safely married. It wouldn’t be such a hardship, except the Princess has made him an offer he can’t refuse. Show her passion, real passion.

Four weeks of giving into the desire he’s suppressed for so long–four weeks of bliss and then they’ll go their separate ways. But things aren’t always what they seem, and when rescuing a damsel, or making a deal with her, one must always be prepared for the consequences.

Seven Royal Guard, a Beast, a kingdom in chaos, and a girl as pure as the driven snow…Will they find their Happily Ever After?

Series Reading Order:
(Standalone series)

Upon a Midnight Dream, Whispered Music, The Wolf’s Pursuit, When Ash Falls

Review:

I haven’t read a historical romance in quite sometime now and am left wondering why? I loved this story. It had a bit of everything that I could possibly ask for in a regency romance. Dashing heroes, strong females, mystery and love.

Our hero is heart broken and believes he is undeserving of love, yet our heroine ‘Snow’ will do anything to prove him otherwise. Yet is only everybody else would give them a chance to find each other rather than be forced into a situation. However love does conquer all.

It would have been nice to have read these book in order just to get a feel for the other characters from previous stories. But it is not necessary to read them in order.

{Review} Beast: Part IV (Beast #4)

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Awww Beast has finally come to an end. I didn’t want it to end, but I had to find out what happened and now I have.

The action scenes and the suspense was right up there. I was always wondering what was going to happening to Beast and Belle and who would be after them. Some of the sex, WOW; very hot stuff not for the faint hearted at all.

However I still felt the end was a little rushed and could have been a bit more fleshed out for my taste.

Overall an enjoyable serial. Well worth the read if you like erotic fairy tales.

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{Review} Special Education (Punishing The Teacher #4)

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Special Education by Johnny Ramrod
Punishing The Teacher #4
Read April 2014
3 stars

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Synopsis

Caution!

This story is of an adult nature containing graphic depictions of sex between consenting adults. This is not a piece of work intended for children or anyone under the age of 18.

Sally is sick and tired of Tim being a wuss and decides it’s time she took control.

Review

This may be a really short read, but it still packs a punch. Because it’s so short I can’t say to much with out giving everything away.
Truth be told, I only read this because the author had an interesting bio on Amazon, but it was still passable.

{Review} Surrender to Me (Wicked Lovers #4)

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Surrender To Me by Shayla Black
Wicked Lovers #4
Read October 2013
3 stars

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Synopsis:

A secret fantasy.

Hunter had everything until a bullet put his career as a Navy SEAL on hold. Restless and uncertain about his future, he accepts an intriguing proposition: share an acquaintance’s girlfriend and fulfill her fantasy of a ménage. It should have been just a night of sexual adventure between three consenting adults. But Kata is like no other girl Hunter has ever met. By turns audacious and sexy, then vulnerable and aloof, she’s a heartbreaker he’s determined to master. But he needs more than one night. And he wants to do it alone.

An uncontrollable obsession.

Kata never expected to leave her comfortable relationship and explore something so dangerously forbidden with a stranger. Hard as she tries to resist, the guilty pleasure overwhelms her, and she surrenders herself, inch by inch, to the hardcore man who wants her for himself. Consumed by blazing desire, they’re soon threatened by the shadows of the past. And now to keep Kata safe, Hunter makes her a bold proposition of his own. Saying yes will destroy her heart. But saying no could cost Kata her life.

Series Reading Order:

#1 Wicked Ties
#2 Decadent
#3 Delicious
#4 Surrender
#5 Belong To Me
#6 Mine To Hold
#6.5 Wicked All The Way

Review:

It took me a little bit to get into this book and it didn’t seem to really capture me much. It was so much the page turner I was hoping for. Some parts I really wanted to know what would happen next and others I couldn’t care less.
But I did finish it so that’s a good thing, I guess.

{Review} The Fury & The Reunion (The Vampire Diaries #3 & #4)

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The Fury and The Reunion
The Vampire Diaries #3 & #4
Read April 2013
4 Stars

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Synopsis:

The Fury: Faced with an ancient evil, Stefan and Damon must stop their feuding and join forces with Elena to confront it. But in so doing, they are unwittingly sealing her fate …

The Reunion: Elena summons the vampire trio once more to unite and challenge their fate. Together they will be called to face the most terrifying evil Fell’s Church has ever known.

Series Reading Order:

#1 The Awakening ~ my review
#2 The Struggle ~ my review
#3 The Fury
#4 The Reunion

Review:

Getting better as we go along. So much action and the new evil characters are very exciting. Elena is so much stronger in the books and it makes it so much more enjoyable to read. Don’t get me wrong thou, I still like the TV show very much.

{Review} Beautiful Redemption (The Caster Chronicles #4)

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Beautiful Redemption by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohol
Caster Chronicles #4
Read March 2013
4 stars

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Synopsis:

Is death the end . . . or only the beginning?

Ethan Wate has spent most of his life longing to escape the small Southern town of Gatlin. He never thought he would meet the girl of his dreams, Lena Duchannes, who unveiled a secretive, powerful, and cursed side of Gatlin. So when Ethan awakes after the chilling events of the Eighteenth Moon, he has only one goal: to find a way to return to Lena and the ones he loves. Back in Gatlin, Lena is making her own bargains for Ethan’s return, vowing to do whatever it takes.

Worlds apart, Ethan and Lena must once again work together to rewrite their fate, in this stunning finale to the Beautiful Creatures series.

Series Reading Order:

#1 Beautiful Creatures ~ my review
#2 Beautiful Darkness ~ my review
#2.5 Dream Dark
#3 Beautiful Chaos ~ my review
#4 Beautiful Redemption

Review:

Nothing is sweeter than revenge and life. After everything that has happened in Gatlin, I will be sad to leave it. That has been such a wonderful journey to follow Ethan and Lena through the ups and downs of everything that the world can throw at them. And yet they made it through for love.