Thursday, April 30, 2015

Sin by Violetta Rand

Sin by Violetta Rand introduces us to Macey Taylor who happens to be a stripper at the Devil's Den. Macey tells it like she sees it and isn't interested in taking anyone's crap. Joshua Camden came back to Texas to put his Ivy League education to use as the new manager for Devil's Den. Camden is working to make the Devil's Den into a High Class Gentlemen's Club but not everyone appreciates the changes he wants to make. Both Macey and Joshua have just come out of serious relationships with equally serious baggage and trust issues but that doesn't stop the instant attraction between them. While Macey works to push him away Joshua is working to draw her in. Can these two make it work or will it explode?

This book is the third book of a series titled Devils Den and I haven't read the first two but this just sounded very cute and I loved the cover. I very much enjoyed Macey because she comes across as strong and tell you like it is but really she has insecurity issues like every girl on earth. The chemistry between Macey and Joshua was just insane and I couldn't tell from page to page if they were going to rock the earth or just plain explode. Each of them had some serious trust issues which I'm guessing really only time will fix considering it hadn't been very long since either had been cheated on. I enjoyed the secondary cast of characters in this book and hopefully I'll be able to learn more about them once I've read the other books. Loved Simon and Glenda! I like that Joshua is supportive of her choices while they are together even if that's stripping for other guys.

There were a few things I would have liked to know more about like more of Macey's past because they alluded to it but didn't go into any depth, her new job, what happens with Bishop and more info in the epilogue would have been nice. Now granted I might find out some of those things in previous and future books but I'm impatient and want them now lol. Overall I liked this book and plan to check out more in the series for sure. A solid 3 1/2 stars.

This book was kindly provided to me by NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Baked Fresh by Annabeth Albert

Annabeth Albert brings us another fun read about Vic Degrassi a baker on the rise in Portland. Vic goes after what he wants—and gets it whether it's losing weight, giving up smoking, or graduating from culinary school. Vic decides he wants Robin Dawson, the sweet-hearted hottie who volunteers with him at the local homeless shelter. When he learns that Robin is suddenly single after being unceremoniously dumped, Vic is more than happy to offer a shoulder to cry on—or at least a fresh-baked pastry to bite into. But it's been a long time since Vic's gone on a date, and he's nervous about risking his friendship with Robin. So when their flirtation turns into a steamy night together, Vic and Robin have to figure out if they're friends with benefits or lovers in the making, and if Robin is ready for something more than just a rebound.

I really enjoyed this book and thought the characters were just adorable. I like the differences in Robin and Vic and how they see each other. The description of the book led me to think that Vic's New Years resolutions would play a bigger part than it did but it didn't really detract from the story. Robin's previous relationship was certainly not really healthy at all but I would have liked to hear a little more about it rather than just guessing from how he is so skittish now. I thought that Annabeth did a very good job of displaying the self image issues that many people face after losing a lot of weight like Vic did. I was super excited to see Robby and David from the previous book too. I really look forward to reading more from this author.

I was given this awesome book to give my honest review of from NetGalley!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Blue Books

Today, April 2, 2015, is World Autism Day which is the kickoff for Autism Awareness Month. Just like Breast Cancer paints the town pink in October Autism likes to light up April with BLUE. Autism touches my life, just like it touches millions of others all over the world. So on this wonderful day I would like to share with you some "blue" books in the spirit of lighting up this post blue. I haven't read these (yet) but they certainly look interesting. I hope you enjoy!!