Weekly Wrap-Up February 3rd – 9th

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Pride & the Billionaire

He’s impossible. She’s determined. Together, they’re a tragedy waiting to happen.
Lizzie Bennet’s new boss—the impossible William Darcy—is egotistical, rude, and picky. So when he challenges her to acquire the patronage of the mysterious Bilson for their joint venture, she knows better than to accept. Yet she does, telling herself she’s only done so just to prove she can.

The only good thing about Darcy is his friend, George Bingley, and his obvious interest in Lizzie’s older sister and HR specialist, Jane. Unfortunately, the more time Jane and Bingley spend together, the more time Lizzie is forced to spend with Darcy.

When Bingley suddenly drops Jane with no warning, Lizzie thinks he’s being a typical male…until she learns the truth: Darcy is to blame. Now she wants absolutely nothing to do with him. But when Darcy helps her family out of a scandal, Lizzie must decide if her pride is worth her heart.

Fans of romantic retellings of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice will fall in love with Laurie Gene’s Pride & the Billionaire.

~Goodreads~

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Returned to Fire

She sold her soul for earthly beauty, ….and now, it’s time to pay up. After Sionne is murdered, she is transported right to Hell to start her servitude. A little pleading with her demon master earns her a few days back on Earth to find her killer. Only, she has no intention of going back to the fiery pits….
Then her demon master informs her that the instant she finds her killer, the killer will be whisked away to an eternity in the fiery River Styxx, no questions asked. Too bad that Sionne just discovered ‘that person’ is the body she is currently occupying. She still has no clue why or what connection this person has to her, but she is racing against time. That is, if a hot, sexy chaos demon and an irresistible human guy don’t make her forget all about what she’s back in town to do….

~Goodreads~

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Devil in a Suit Books 1-3

He was never supposed to see it.

The email I wrote my friend.

The one where I called him cruel, cold, demanding. Oh, yeah, and hot as hell.

But instead of sending it to my friend, I sent it to him.

My boss.

Jared King, billionaire head of King Advertising. The man everyone calls The King because he’s so controlling, gorgeous, and full of himself.

I answer his phones, and he barely looks at me, except for one word — “Messages?”– as he holds his hand out, his Rolex glinting under the light as he demands what’s his.

The employees all whisper about how bad they want him, and his face is on a different magazine each week, always with a different socialite or actress on his arm.

I’m sure he’ll fire me when he reads the email I accidentally sent him. Jared King is not known for his forgiving nature. In fact, it’s just the opposite.

But to my surprise, he gives me one more chance. The only catch? I have to do everything he says.

Soon his tasks are becoming less work-related. Dirtier. He’s making me take pictures of myself in lingerie, asking me to accompany him to fancy restaurants, making me get down on my knees and…

He knows how to play my body and mind, how to keep me wanting and begging for more of him. But soon I’m starting to worry that my second chance is turning into my worst nightmare.

Because the only thing more torturous than being Jared King’s assistant? Is falling in love with him…

~Goodreads~

Weekly Wrap-Up March 2nd – 8th

My weekly wrap-up for March 2nd – 8th was interesting, books from different age groups I am really proud of myself.

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Synopsis:

Half-human and half-Wyr, Pia Giovanni spent her life keeping a low profile among the Wyrkind and avoiding the continuing conflict between them and their Dark Fae enemies. But after being blackmailed into stealing a coin from the hoard of a dragon, Pia finds herself targeted by one of the most powerful—and passionate—of the Elder Races.

As the most feared and respected of the Wyrkind, Dragos Cuelebre cannot believe someone had the audacity to steal from him, much less succeed. And when he catches the thief, Dragos spares her life, claiming her as his own to further explore the desire they’ve ignited in each other.

Pia knows she must repay Dragos for her trespass, but refuses to become his slave—although she cannot deny wanting him, body and soul.

~Goodreads~

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Synopsis:

Angel
He was the boss from hell. Overbearing, egotistical and rude. He ridiculed everything about me from how I dress, to my hair and even my plus size figure. I hate him. The only thing nice about that man was his outside appearance and damn was it nice to look at, everything else especially his personality was a throw away. Ready to hand in my two weeks notice, there’s a significant shift in his personality. That’s when I see that everything is not as it seems.

Channing
She was the employee from hell. Big ass, big legs and big breasts. She was downright sexy and I did everything I could too keep my attraction from showing. It was excruciatingly difficult, but I did it. It was all going so well, until one day she tried to leave me. I couldn’t have that. I needed her there. She was the bright spot in my life. My Angel. My everything. If she thought she could leave me then she had another thing coming, because she has no idea just how vital her presence is. I think it’s time I show her just how important she is to my sanity.

No cliffhanger for original couple.

~Goodreads~

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Synopsis:

Viva Durant, New Orleans’ youngest detective, is on a quest to solve a jazzy mystery involving hidden treasure, while exploring the city’s unique culture, history, and music. This family-friendly audio original features original jazz music from the creator, Ashli St. Armant, and an enthusiastic performance from Audible Hall of Fame narrator, Bahni Turpin.

Plucky 14-year-old Viva Durant heads to New Orleans every summer to spend time with her loving but stern grandmother, known as Gram. After Gram reads Viva an article in the local paper about a missing treasure related to the world-famous song, “Miss Mary Mack,” Viva traverses the Crescent City on an epic adventure to solve the mystery. Along the way she meets some of the city’s most colorful characters as her journey takes her to the French Quarter, a jazz club, a creepy cemetery, and even the circus. Can Viva rise to the occasion and solve this musical mystery? Listeners will find Viva Durant and the Secret of the Silver Buttons a joy to listen to!

~Goodreads~

 

What books did you finish last week?

Weekly Wrap-Up February 24th – March 1st

Weekly Wrap-up time!

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Synopsis:

NOBODY MESSES WITH HIS LIBRARIAN. . .

Who killed Michael Vanderhorst’s maker? It’s a darn good question. But when the trail brings Michael to hellishly sunny Phoenix, Arizona, his biggest problem soon becomes a cute little librarian he can’t seem to stay away from. He’s never met a bigger danger magnet! Even her book cart has it out for her. And is that the drug cartel following her around, too? “Dear God, woman! What have you gotten yourself into?”

Things go from bad to worse when local vampires won’t play nice.

Can this four-hundred-year-old vampire keep his librarian safe and himself out of hot water? Can he bring his maker’s killer to justice? Yesterday, he would’ve said yes. But yesterday, he didn’t have a strange connection with a librarian. Yesterday, people weren’t trying to kill her.

~Goodreads~

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Synopsis:

HOW MUCH LONGER CAN HE KEEP HIS SECRET AND HIS FAVORITE HUMAN SAFE?

Michael Vanderhorst has always been a lone wolf. Or lone vampire? Whatever. Point is, this ancient gentleman vampire is obsessed. She’s quirky, a horrible dresser, and the cutest librarian he’s ever seen. The question is, why her? In four hundred years, no one has ever captured his attention like this. He must find out, which is why he just signed on as her new assistant.

The problem is, she has no idea vampires exist or that she’s just broken one of their laws. As the leader of his territory, Michael has been ordered by his council to turn her or kill her. “Over my dead body!”

To overturn the ruling, Michael needs the council on his side, and right now they’re asking him to hunt down and execute five hundred vampires no one can seem to locate. Unfortunately, his assassin days are long over, and he’s not so sure he can go back to killing.

But with Miriam’s life on the line and their unusual bond growing stronger each day, will he dust off the old sword or give her the bite that will make her his forever?

~Goodreads~

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Synopsis:

A stray e-mail introduces Alaya Hendricks to Alexander Hennessey, III. What she thinks will be a fling, turns out to be much more.

From the first, Alex knows that Alaya is his destiny. He’s a vampire. And Alaya is his mate.

PLEASE NOTE: Chatting with a Vampire was previously published in the Just Vamps Anthology. It has been lengthened from its original form.

~Goodreads~

 

Lock Every Door

Title: Lock Every Door by Riley Sager

Release Date: July 2019

Genre: Thriller

E-book/Audiobook: 381/10 hrs 26mins

Purchasing Links: https://read.amazon.com/kp/card?asin=B07J4719TX&preview=inline&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_Lb0tEb7AN7H4C” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Amazon, Amazon Audibles, Google Books, Penguin Random House, and Barnes & Noble

Rating:

4 out of 5 stars

Summary:

No visitors. No nights spent away from the apartment. No disturbing the other residents, all of whom are rich or famous or both. These are the only rules for Jules Larsen’s new job as an apartment sitter at the Bartholomew, one of Manhattan’s most high-profile and mysterious buildings. Recently heartbroken and just plain broke, Jules is taken in by the splendor of her surroundings and accepts the terms, ready to leave her past life behind.

As she gets to know the residents and staff of the Bartholomew, Jules finds herself drawn to fellow apartment sitter Ingrid, who comfortingly, disturbingly reminds her of the sister she lost eight years ago. When Ingrid confides that the Bartholomew is not what it seems and the dark history hidden beneath its gleaming facade is starting to frighten her, Jules brushes it off as a harmless ghost story—until the next day, when Ingrid disappears.

Searching for the truth about Ingrid’s disappearance, Jules digs deeper into the Bartholomew’s dark past and into the secrets kept within its walls. Her discovery that Ingrid is not the first apartment sitter to go missing at the Bartholomew pits Jules against the clock as she races to unmask a killer, expose the building’s hidden past, and escape the Bartholomew before her temporary status becomes permanent.

~Goodreads~

Review:

Jules, a strange, strange character. Jules’s life is full of both strange and oddly understandable coincidences.

Side note, I have a confession to make. Besides my love for books, I have an obsession with true crime/murder mysteries. So when I’m not cuddled up with my newest read or panicking over what just happened in a recent read, I am watching ID (Investigation Discovery Channel).

Back to my review.

So when it comes to Jules’s life story, it honestly is not as far fetched, the crazy things that happen to people on a daily basis are eerily similar to her story, minus stumbling upon an ad looking for people desperate for money.

Now, on to the remainder of the storyline, what the actual…heck? I enjoyed the story. But there were moments that no matter how many times I went back over the text, I questioned some moments. The overall mystery of The Bartholomew left me wanting more information the further I got into the book and the awkwardness of the residents left me questioning past statements, the easiness and the eerieness of Jules’s situation.

In the end I truly enjoyed the turn out of events, the creepiness of the residents, and the not so subtle ways that all the mysterious happenings were being glossed over. In total, this book left me wanting to read more thrillers. I would label this book as a psychological thriller as I was more so pondering past events and statements rather than jumping out of my skin at the boogeyman around the corner.

So, have you read Lock Every Door, if so what were your thoughts? If not, would you pick up the book and give it a shot? Let me know in the comments down below and remember to Read THS.

Weekly Wrap-Up January 27th – February 2nd

There is this thing that people say…something about sooner rather than later, well I’m sorry to disappoint but it’s later.

My weekly wrap-up for January 27th (Monday) – February 2nd (Sunday), a success…mainly because I had to know what happened and I couldn’t help myself from purchasing the next book in the series. (All 14 of them) Que Game of Thrones…”Shame…*ding…Shame.”

Trouble with my Boss

Synopsis:

The only one who knows the secret about my boss, an overly talented sadist by the name of Saeki-san…is me. But why is this successful, hardworking boss of mine so preverted?! The new sensational work love story!!

~Goodreads~

The Devil in Disguise

Synopsis:

Don’t make the devil angry…

Luke Thorne loves having one hell of a good time. As the ruler of every dark creature to walk the earth, he certainly has more than a bit of a bad side. He lives for danger and isn’t the type to lose his heart—mostly because he doesn’t have one. Then she walks into his life.

Mina James is seduction in the flesh, a perfect temptation that the devil himself couldn’t pass up. Too late, Luke realizes he’s let a real siren into his life, a woman who is bent on using his dark powers to free herself from hidden enemies. Since Luke isn’t the type of man to be used, he should walk away from her, but…something about Mina draws him close.

Soon he’s realizing that she isn’t who she appears to be. Not dark and cold, but burning red hot. Mina is a woman fighting for her life—and the Lord of the Dark suddenly finds himself in an unlikely role…hero. Luke isn’t going to let her enemies destroy Mina. He will fight heaven and hell to keep her. But in the end, the secrets they both carry may just rip apart a love that should never have been…

There are Bad Things in the world…very, very bad. Are you ready for them?

~Goodreads~

Pride and the Billionaire

Pride and the Billionaire

Pride and the Billionaire by Laurie Gene

Release Date: February 2020

Genre: Contemporary Romance

E-book/Audiobook: 236 pages

Purchasing Links: Amazon,      Bookbub,     Google Books

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Summary:

He’s impossible. She’s determined. Together, they’re a tragedy waiting to happen.
Lizzie Bennet’s new boss—the impossible William Darcy—is egotistical, rude, and picky. So when he challenges her to acquire the patronage of the mysterious Bilson for their joint venture, she knows better than to accept. Yet she does, telling herself she’s only done so just to prove she can.

The only good thing about Darcy is his friend, George Bingley, and his obvious interest in Lizzie’s older sister and HR specialist, Jane. Unfortunately, the more time Jane and Bingley spend together, the more time Lizzie is forced to spend with Darcy.

When Bingley suddenly drops Jane with no warning, Lizzie thinks he’s being a typical male…until she learns the truth: Darcy is to blame. Now she wants absolutely nothing to do with him. But when Darcy helps her family out of a scandal, Lizzie must decide if her Pride is worth her heart.

Fans of romantic retellings of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice will fall in love with Laurie Gene’s Pride & the Billionaire.

~Goodreads~

Review:

Pride and Prejudice retelling, and I am here for it!

So, I’m not sure if you are aware of this, but I DO NOT read the synopsis/summaries of books. Synopsis tends to give away so much of the story that I am no longer intrigued by what’s going to happen. With that being said…I was pleasantly surprised when I started reading Pride, and the Billionaire, Darcy, Elizabeth, Jane, Mr. Bingley…the whole gang was there.

I really liked the book, purely because of my love of the original Pride and Prejudice, so I think my thoughts and feelings may be biased.

There were moments when I thought that I was sitting on my couch watching the movie or cuddle up with my run-down copy of the original enjoying the same scenes all over again. Hence the 4-star rating. I now know this was a retelling, but it almost seemed like a full-on contemporary rewrite. I can see how this might get the younger generations to fall in love with some of the classics, but at the same time, there lacked that extra creativity.

Although the story lacked original creativity overall, I still greatly enjoyed the story.

 

*I received a free arc copy for my honest review*

 

Weekly Wrap-Up January 20th – 26th

Weekly wrap up time! So on my last update I was able to finish 2 books, this time around I finished 2 DC graphic novels, and will hopefully be catching up on the series soon.

Synopsis:

Suspected of murder, [REDACTED] and [REDACTED] find themselves on the run from the super-hospital called Sanctuary —with each thinking the other one is the real killer! It’s up to Batman to solve this heinous crime, but suspicion falls on him when Superman and Wonder Woman ponder just how much Sanctuary’s A.I. is telling them. Meanwhile, [REDACTED] tries to make a shady deal to hide from the Trinity, while [REDACTED] searches out an old friend to help him out of this mess—and only gets deeper in trouble.

~Goodreads~

Synopsis:

The Man of Steel versus…Booster Gold?! Superman finds out the hard way that Booster can be a formidable opponent when his back’s against the wall. Of course, being the prime suspect in a superhero massacre and exposing a secret trauma hospital for metahumans will do just that. Meanwhile, Batman and the Flash combine their detective skills to investigate what went awry at Sanctuary and uncover a serious glitch in the system—not to mention an explosive, spoiler-ific secret!

~Goodreads~

Weekly Wrap-Up

The end of a decent reading week, I was able to get through 2 books, although the last book left me with mixed emotions I think I’m going to read the next book in the series.

Title: Chosen by the Vampire (Book 1)

By: Atlas Rose

Synopsis:

They’re sinful.

Beautiful.

Deadly.

More dangerous than the Wolves who hunt us in the woods.

Three Vampires rule our world.

We call them the Sinful.

And now I find myself in their clutches.

Abducted in the dead of night, I’m taken to a market in another town.

A market where eleven others like me are paraded in front of the Sinful and taken to a castle in the middle of the woods.

They want us to compete for their attention, to be selected for their bed.

Only I came with a secret of my own. They are the monsters I hate…the monsters who killed my family eleven long years go.

And now I want revenge.

~Amazon~

Title: Chosen by the Vampire (Book 2)

By: Atlas Rose

Synopsis:

I’m a pawn in their deadly game.

A toy. A temptation.

They want the one mortal beside them on the thrones…and one in their beds.

Three Vampires played with us, they dress us up and parade us in front of unsuspecting victims.

Men who have come to this place under the guise of a masquerade ball to dance and find love.

Only that’s not why we’re here.

We’re to seduce those men, and obey the fanged monsters in the dark.

Sex is their power.

Lust their weapon of choice.

I need to become a beast like them to win…to survive…and to be chosen.

~Amazon~

What books were you able to read for last week, anything exciting and new or are you trying to get through your tbr list?

Until next time readers, be sure to Read THS!

Weekly Wrap-Up

This past week I was only able to complete 1 of 3 books and I wish I could present more to you all, but here you go.


Title: The Devil in Disguise
By: Cynthia Eden

Synopsis:
Don’t make the devil angry…

Luke Thorne loves having one hell of a good time. As the ruler of every dark creature to walk the earth, he certainly has more than a bit of a bad side. He lives for danger and isn’t the type to lose his heart—mostly because he doesn’t have one. Then she walks into his life.

Mina James is seduction in the flesh, a perfect temptation that the devil himself couldn’t pass up. Too late, Luke realizes he’s let a real siren into his life, a woman who is bent on using his dark powers to free herself from hidden enemies. Since Luke isn’t the type of man to be used, he should walk away from her, but…something about Mina draws him close.

Soon he’s realizing that she isn’t who she appears to be. Not dark and cold, but burning red hot. Mina is a woman fighting for her life—and the Lord of the Dark suddenly finds himself in an unlikely role…hero. Luke isn’t going to let her enemies destroy Mina. He will fight heaven and hell to keep her. But in the end, the secrets they both carry may just rip apart a love that should never have been…

There are Bad Things in the world…very, very bad. Are you ready for them?

~Goodreads~

Counting the Days: Billionaire Office Steamy Romance

Counting the Days

Counting the Days: Billionaire Office Steamy Romance by Lexy Timms

Release Date: October 2018

Genre: Contemporary Romance (Billionaire Romance)

E-book/Audiobook: 195 pages

Purchase Links: Amazon Google

Rating:

4 out of 5 stars

Synopsis:

“He asked me what my favorite position was. I said CEO.”

Abby and I have been down this road before. Trying to put together a relationship.

But I messed everything up that time.

There’s no sign that things will be any better this time, but we can’t seem to stay away from each other.

If she doesn’t want to be in the public eye, then so be it: we’ll keep our relationship a secret.

How long will that work for? And can we still be there for one another if we’re constantly hiding?

Maybe we need to redefine the terms of this. But if I lose her over this, I don’t know what I’ll do.

Counting the Billions series:
Book 1 – Counting the Days
Book 2 – Counting on You
Book 3 – Counting the Kisses

Note: The author would like to let you know that this is a 3-part series that will end on an HEA.

~Amazon~

Review:

Abby, an intelligent business woman that can’t seem to find satisfaction in any of past jobs. Abby appears to be a wanderer, not staying at any job for longer than 6 months, she finds that work becomes boring and no challenging enough. While Abby is on her quest to find a job that will test her skills, and hold her attention to longer than a 6 month period of time, Daniel the CEO of his late fathers company is in need of a new higher.

Daniel. While Daniel is made out to be this playboy billionaire who doesn’t care about females, it turns out (surprise, surprise) that he is actually very loving and caring. Daniel has set out to prove himself to Abby that he isn’t what the tabloids paint him to be.

The storyline itself was captivating, I did enjoy where the story was going and then of course, a cliffhanger. Not that the cliffhanger itself was that much of a shock, but where the cliffhanger took place was very blah. I found the story to be very repetitive, we know Abby has a history what that history is, we don’t find out in this first book of three. We also know that Abby has believed every word from the tabloids although she says she doesn’t, she immediately judges Daniel on what others have had to say. There were many eyeroll moments for me while Abby continued the battle of being an adult and handling the situation or letting others make her decisions for her.

I’ve realized that I want to see wh ed re this relationship takes Daniel and Abby, hopefully the two of them can become a power couple and run the business together.

Let me know how you feel about the thought of judging someone based on what the internet says. Do you judge other based on the tabloids, or are you more of a judge of character?

Well until next time, be sure to Read THS.

Taken by the Fae by Maia Starr

Taken by the Fae

Taken by the Fae by Maia Starr

Release Date:  October 2019

Genre:  Paranormal Romance

E-book/Audiobook:  158 pages

Purchase Links: Amazon

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Synopsis:

The Fae King has hired me to capture her.
The woman who is my fated mate.

The prophecy tells him that Celeste is a threat.
She’s the human and dragon hybrid that lives on Earth.
Prophecies mean everything in the Fae world.
A world that’s much more magical than the human world.
It wasn’t until I met Celeste that I realized how magical she was.
One touch and I knew she was mine.
Celeste doesn’t know of her power.
She doesn’t know who she truly is.
I have to claim her… to protect her sweet innocence.
Which means cheating the prophecy.
I can’t let the King harm her and drink her blood.
Celeste and I have to become one to defeat him.
We need to fight together.
Can the power of our fated togetherness win back her freedom?

Note: This is Book 1 in the series “Mated To A Fae”. All books in the series can be read as standalones with a HEA and no cliffhangers.

Warning: Adults Only!

~Amazon~

Review:

Celeste and Reagan, an odd couple to say the least. Reagan is our Fae and Celeste is our human, well sort of human but not really. Celeste is a dragon human hybrid shifter, a mouthful I know, although she isn’t aware of her abilities. Celeste has recently graduated college when she is bombarded by this handsome fae, that just so happens to kidnap her, yikes!

Reagan, one of the Scorched Elites, a sort of seal 6 team for the fae, is given a prophecy to locate a human dragon hybrid and bring her to the king. Sounds like a simple in and out task for the top-notched Scorched Elite, right…wrong! Reagan shows up to collect the human at hand when nature itself plays a cruel joke on the assassin and he is shown his fated mate.

This storyline is an instant love story, with all the fated mates’ talk, I only wish there were a little more passion. Everything kind of fell flat for me, but I honestly think its a personal issue. The story had no major structural problems and the grammar was fine.

One other let down for me was the ending, I was hoping for a different turnout, but what I got was a blah sort of let down feeling.

Let me know what you think about this one, I have decided to continue the series so I will let you all know how I feel about the next book.

Currently Reading

Hello readers, while this last week was a decent reading week for me, I am apparently not pleased with the two books I completed, so I decided, impulsively, to add another book to the two series, I want to finish. Don’t you just love being an emotional reader, always hopping around because your feelings are like meh, but your mind is like “Read a book.”

Here is my emotionally influenced currently reads:

The Devil in Disguise

#1. The Devil in Disguise by Cynthia Eden

Counting Kisses

#2. Counting Kisses by Lexy Timms

Married to the King Fae

#3. Married to the King Fae by Maia Starr

 

What are you guys reading for this week, did you get to squeeze in some reading time this past weekend? Let me know in the comments below.

Until next time, be sure to…Read THS!

Weekly Wrap Up

Hey readers, here we are at the beginning of our first full week of 2020, how has your reading journey been so far? This previous week I was able to get through the following books.

Completed Readings

#1

Counting on You

Title: Counting on You: Billionaire Workplace Steamy Romance

Author: Lexy Timms

Reading Source: Kindle

Synopsis:

“He asked me what my favorite position was. I said CEO.”

Abby and I have been down this road before. Trying to put together a relationship.

But I messed everything up that time.

There’s no sign that things will be any better this time, but we can’t seem to stay away from each other.

If she doesn’t want to be in the public eye, then so be it: we’ll keep our relationship a secret.

How long will that work for? And can we still be there for one another if we’re constantly hiding?

Maybe we need to redefine the terms of this. But if I lose her over this, I don’t know what I’ll do.

Counting the Billions series:
Book 1 – Counting the Days
Book 2 – Counting on You
Book 3 – Counting the Kisses

~Goodreads~

#2

Taken by the Fae

Title: Taken by the Fae (Mated to a Fae)

Author: Maia Starr

Reading Source: Kindle E-book

Synopsis:

The Fae King has hired me to capture her.
The woman who is my fated mate.

The prophecy tells him that Celeste is a threat.
She’s the human and dragon hybrid that lives on Earth.
Prophecies mean everything in the Fae world.
A world that’s much more magical than the human world.
It wasn’t until I met Celeste that I realized how magical she was.
One touch and I knew she was mine.
Celeste doesn’t know of her power.
She doesn’t know who she truly is.
I have to claim her… to protect her sweet innocence.
Which means cheating the prophecy.
I can’t let the King harm her and drink her blood.
Celeste and I have to become one to defeat him.
We need to fight together.
Can the power of our fated togetherness win back her freedom?

Note: This is Book 1 in the series “Mated To A Fae”. All books in the series can be read as standalones with a HEA and no cliffhangers.

Warning: Adults Only!

Rise of a Luna

Rise of Luna

Rise of a Luna by Irtania Adrien

Release Date: February 2019

Genre: Shifter Romance

Purchase Links: Amazon

Ratings:

2 gold stars

Summary:

This is the sequel to His Mate and His Mistress.

In this story, we get an insight on why Adelina is being blamed by her sisters Wilma and Wanda and and her ex best friend Clarissa.

Adelina also learns what it means to be a Luna, a fighter, and to take chances, to open up, as well as make difficult decisions.

This story is filled with redemption, forgiveness, love, and tears.

Its an emotional rollercoaster you don’t want to miss.

~Goodreads~

Review:

After completing the first book of this duology, I wanted to see how the story would end. Similar to His Mate and His Mistress, the grammar issues continued throughout. The grammar being nothing but irritating background noise is not the reason behind the two-star score.

Adelina and Demitrey’s relationship is brought to an end, and I was not thrilled. Although the author tries their best to explain the reasoning behind Demitrey treating his one and only mate the way he had, due to his upbringing, that did not excuse the physical and mental abuse Adelina had to endure. If anything, I was hoping that the outcome would have been a little different, maybe with Adelina saying no and choosing herself over him or perhaps giving the relationship much more time. Although I have no experience in this type of incident, I don’t understand how Adelina could forgive Demitrey for all that he did, granted she did have her own inner battles.

The storyline in this book itself kept me confused, and at times the actions were very eye-roll worthy. There were so many twists and turns, and at every corner, the twists came from there was always one person responsible for the other characters’ reactions, Adelina. After some time, it became very repetitive that every bad guy was after Adelina, looking to kill her because she was who she was, or they wanted to keep her for themselves.

Due to so many unanswered questions in book one, I had to continue the story. I admit that I did get the answers, but the ending left an okay taste in my mouth.

I did initially find this book on the Dreame reading app, and after research, I saw the book was initially on Wattpad. I will say that I am glad the author was able to bring their work to life and offer it up to the reading community, I just wish the author would take another look at the duology and make the necessary adjustments.

 

So, what do you think? Would you give this story a shot, or does the idea of Demitrey and Adelina’s relationship seem like too much? Let me know in the comments below. Until next time, be sure to Read THS!