Sunday, October 27, 2013

Cover Love Sunday #6

Cover Love Sunday is a weekly feature hosted at The Quiet Girl Talks, where you choose your 3 favorite covers for each weekly theme. Anybody can do it, just check the Features page for themes ahead of time! :) 

This week's theme is...

   Oh I have been wanting to do this one so much. I get to admire guys on the covers of some great books for a reason, lol. For my first book cover and I have been waiting for an opportunity to use it since I started this meme, fairly recent book very popular throughout booktube, aka youtube, and bloggers alike.

Walking Disaster (Beautiful, #2)
   Ok so technically its only that very, very nice bicep and a little of his chest but its VERY clearly a guy, lol. Why I like, ummm, Hello! you'd have to be blind not to like
<<<<<<<<<<  I swoon sometimes just looking at it, I would love to have that arm around me. And then knowing that its 'Travis' of course helps. So other than that I also like the background and the font of the title. Most importantly the tattoo I love that they carried over the butterfly from Beautiful Disaster so that there is a common asset linking to the books. It's also cool how they did half of it as a tattoo and the other not a tattoo and the detail of it, the wavy lines for the tattoo and the beep blue for the 'real' part of the butterfly.

Awakened (House of Night, #8)
Ok so sue me I'm a sucker for tattoo's and biceps. Not to mention the whole dark angel thing going on I love the wings, the dark kinda fog like background, the emblems.
My next one is fully clothed I promise, lol.
Fantasy Lover (Dark-Hunter companion novel)   Can anyone say tall, dark, and from another time period, yum. As promised he's fully clothed and trust me I almost couldn't keep that promise because WOW are there a lot of shirtless guy covers, correction sometimes, sometimes pantless too. *fans myself*         But on to why I like This cover love the colors, leaves you with a mystery.
Who else is drooling, lol. What covers would you pick?~

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

A Witch Going Home

   I received this book from Bookprservices for review. Wind and Shadow by Tori L. Ridgewood There's actually a short story prequel to this that I didn't know relies till after I was reading it and I would suggest reading it, though you don't have to before this one, after all I didn't. I've been looking for the prequel on its own its called Mist and Midnight by Tori L. Ridgewood but it apparently in a book with other short stories and not that I have anything against short stories but I'd like to just read that one.

Wind and Shadow (The Talbot Trilogy, Book 1)
   I am so glad I read this at this time of year it is a perfect Halloween book almost everything you can ask for when it comes to Halloween, natural witches, vampires(the old-fashioned type of vampire), romance, spells and rituals, little bit of action and nicely placed humor too. Oh and get this the timeline is even at Halloween *squeal*. So really the only thing missing is werewolves but that's ok, lol. It's only the first book in the new trilogy so who knows maybe in the next book there might be.

   Its goes between the two main characters, should of been high school sweethearts but neither one had the courage to ask the other out Rayvin Woods (sidenote I just realized the last name is part of the authors last name, sweet.), natural witch, and Grant Michaels, handsome, very well fit, police officer.
   Rayvin goes back to her small home town of Talbot after leaving ten years ago because she was accused of attempted murder. It talks quite a bit about this 'attempted murder', of which she is completely innocent, in the beginning but you don't actually know what happened till almost half way through, what I don't get is why she didn't claim self defense because that's what it was and I say the person got what they deserved. She's very guarded hasn't had many good relationships but its made her strong.
   Grant, along with most of the town, believes Rayvin to be capable of murder, however that doesn't stop the feelings he's had for her since high school to come up on full blast, so he's conflicted with what he feels and what he thinks.
"What’s done is done. You have to move on, Grant. You can’t live by holding onto past grudges. Too much damage has already been done. Let it go."
"I wonder—if it had been your best friend," he’d challenged, rising to her eye level. "If you’d feel the same way?"
Andrea looked at him coolly. "Not all permanent injuries are visible, Grant Michaels."
   There's quite a bit repeating mainly at the beginning, and I wish there was more dialog, but I loved what dialog was there, and more into the supporting characters like Andrea I wanted to see more of her. I think we'll see more in the next one though. However with that said I like the attention Tori gave to the life of a wiccan, its so much more than just spells and magic and she brought that in. There's a lot of attention to everything actually, the town and places, Rayvin's sacred place.
   What seems to be coincidental upon Rayvin's arrival a series of events happen Grants vows to keep an eye on her, though not just for a professional reason. When he realizes after seeing her with her best friend and almost sister, Andrea, in the hospital that she may not be the cause but she may be the only person who can help. And so they try to work well with each other however with pint up sexual feelings for each other and the fact that their are both stubborn to believe the other especially when they say blatantly how they feel and what's going on, so there's also a lot of mistrust between them I think more so with Rayvin giving her history with men, not that I blame her, but when Grant practically lays his heart out to her she still wants to question him. I swear sometimes I wanted to slap the both of them up the back of their head and yell at them, 'What the hell enough with the bloody mistrust you both love each other stop picking fights and thinking you cant trust the other." And the sexual tension.....ugh, well they do in fact have a passionate night together but then Grant goes and ruins it by thinking with head, yes his actual head not the other one, and not believing what he saw right in front of him or his heart.

   On to the Vampire, De Sade, devilishly handsome love to hate, you really don't see much of him till like the third quarter of the book where you see most of the action. He's escaped from a entrapment, which he was able to due to an event that followed Rayvin arrival and he causes the other events. De Sade has a plan, he's raising a coven, making vampires, of the towns people but not just anyone most the people whom Rayvin comes in contact with who's not lashing out at her about what happened ten years ago is who he's turning into a vampire, and an evil son-of-a-bitch who deserves to be rotting instead of being undead. But you cant have a good vs. evil book with out a few good villains. Not only does he want a coven he wants a witch to reproduce with.

   So by the end Grant and Rayvin try and stop De Sade however things don't end up that good and Rayvin has to do something to save Grants life. I don't want to give the ending away but its so hard not to and explain how I felt about it. But I will say I'm mad at Grant for doing what he does. It definitely leaves you with a cliff hanger, so if you go and get now and read it your warned you'll be waiting like me tapping you finger on the arm rest of the couch. So please let this wait be quick.

   I cant wait for book two Blood and Fire to come out, I think there's only one possibility about certain something we find out at the very end given certain facts and how fast effects accrue, if you've read or plan on reading it let me know what you think about that 'something'. ~

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


    Hey every one well as you can judge by the title of this post I won something!!!!!! I never win anything!

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   What did I win you ask? Well I'll tell you, I won 3 that's right 3 books. I won the complete Krinar Chronicles. Which you can check them out:
Close Liaisons
Close Obsession
Close Remembrance

   Entered the giveaway from fellow bloggers blog Chicklit vs. Fantasy whose it just so happens to have been her first giveaway pretty sure the giveaway was on other blogs as well but I entered through her books provided by the author Anna Zaires and collaborated with her husband also an author Dima Zales. So to all of them THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!
   Honestly I entered it on a whim went to that blog during the read-a-thon saw that thought they seemed interesting and entered it was along with a cover reveal.

   I don't know if I'm more excited about the books or the fact that I won them. There might of been a little...
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   When I was told that the books weren't available in paperback only e-book. Note to self if I can get an e-reader/tablet on black Friday do so, though thats not gonna stop me from wanting physical books. But as I said it was brief as I soon went back to feeling....

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   Hey, I'm allowed to be excited I've never won anything.
   Among other things as I'm sure most of you know today was the release of Teardrop by Lauren Kate well it just so happens the she was at a Barnes&Noble near me sadly though I didn't have a ride and so didn't go :'( would been my first author signing. I wasn't even sure if I wanted to get the book now or wait till their all out though if I had went, which I wanted to, I would of gotten it.
   Also I've been working on a review I should have done hopefully later tonight or at the latest tomorrow morning I hope you'll enjoy.
  Well just want to share some of my excitement with you.
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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Cover Love Sunday #5


Cover Love Sunday is a weekly feature hosted at The Quiet Girl Talks, where you choose your 3 favorite covers for each weekly theme. Anybody can do it, just check the Features page for themes ahead of time! :) 

This week's theme is...

   Simple Covers I love a good simple cover they can speak so much louder sometimes than a more elaborate cover don't you think? A piece of silk, a flower, butterfly, a dagger, or even just a letter even without a lot else going on the background. A simple silk gray tie, hint, hint, I know you know what book I'm talking about with that one.

Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)  Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades, #2)       Fifty Shades Freed (Fifty Shades, #3)

 Yes Fifty Shades...hey their simple covers aren't they, lol. Elaborate reads but simple covers I love that each one has something that you'll see in the book. Christian's oh-so-famous tie, the mask Ana wears to the party, and handcuffs which can actually represent two different happenings in the book one a every sexual scene the other when someone goes to jail. I don't suggest reading them if your single or don't have a 'special' friend though you wont like that frustration, lol.

Ironside (Modern Faerie Tales, #3)
I've read Tithe it was the cover that always attracted me to it whenever I was it however it was hard to get into. I haven't read Valiant or Ironside but do want to I like all the covers but this in is my favorite their all simple this one two though there is a bit of detail in the background but I think it can still pas for simple I love that crown just love it the colors are so vibrant. I read synopsis of this one and Roiben is getting coronated in the faerie realm so its only fitting the theres a crown on the cover.

Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)

I've heard some good things about this book apparently its a future telling retelling of Cinderella I like that theres like a spot light on the leg and  black everywhere else and that you can see in the leg. I also like the font for the title.  The other cover are nice to but thought this one more 'simple'

Well those are my picks this week what are the simple covers you would pick?

Monday, October 14, 2013

Wonderfully Wicked Read-A-Thon

   This post I'll be updating each day with my reads during the read-a-thon.

This read-a-thon is hosted by My Shelf Confessions and there is still plenty of time to sign up!


  • Visit and comment at least 4 other blogs a day
  • Read at least 8 books(including short e-books)
  • Hopefully do a challenge


Oct 11th - Finished last 120 pages (or so, I think) of Bonded by Nicky Charles. I didn't know about the read-a-thon till later in the day so I didn't visit any blog

Oct 12th - I was mostly typing up a post and going about on goodreads for most of the day and I was busy with a few other things aswell so I didn't get hardly any reading in.

Oct 13th - Finished last 100 pages of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, been rereading it off and on so thought what better time than in between books and to get over how Bonded ended to finish it.

Oct. 14th - 15th - Well I am finding it hard to stay motivated this read-a-thon I don't why, and in fact I've been very, very tired especially yesterday so sorry to say but I didn't get very much reading in the past couple days. But I plan on making up for that today already have my coffee and hopefully I read a whole e-book today.

Oct. 16th - Didn't read Wind and Shadow by Tori L. Redgwood as fast as I wanted to but I got about half done. But was enjoying it

Oct. 17th - Read other half of Wind and Shadow will have a review soon. Since I was trying to dedicate all my time to read to make up for not reading I didn't go to any blog I plan on going to some today.

Oct. 18th - I did visit a few blogs will list below. Did the Jigsaw Challenge. Didn't read much had to help a neighbor with something, actually helping my neighbor was one reason why I have read or went to many blogs much this week.

Oct. 19 - There were a few thing in Wind and Shadow I want to reread make sure I understood what I was reading after I got to thinking about it, you how sometime if your reading a book a bit fast does anyone else feel like they missed something after a while and feel like you have to go back, or is it just me, please don't let it just be me.

Oct. 20th - Today is the last day and I'm going to visit some blogs for the most part as well as write my review for Wind and Shadow cant believe I read only one full book and only finished the other 2 but I suppose with how many pages I read from those two book it could count as one full book as well. And hey they did stick to the theme of the read-a-thon I thought. After all it's October, theres a witch on the read-a-thon button. The books I read Bonded was about lycans(werewolves), Harry Potter ofcourse we all know that witches and wizards. And Wind and Shadow is really a Halloween read which I'll elaborate more in my review why, but it had witches and vampires.

Blogs I Visited

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Cover Love Sunday #4


Cover Love Sunday is a weekly feature hosted at The Quiet Girl Talks, where you choose your 3 favorite covers for each weekly theme. Anybody can do it, just check the Features page for themes ahead of time! :) 

This week's theme is...

This week covers I've picked

The Final Eclipse (Daughters of the Moon, #13)

   I like the cover because it's the last in the series I've read the all of them its a good series each cover is similar it has a girl and an element of sorts in the background making each one different but the same this one was pretty much the wrap up book in the series and I think its great that  the cover kind of represents that because as you see theres 6 girls on the cover well those are from the previous books in the Daughters of the Moon series, think goddesses.

The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2)The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3)

Now the reason I'm showing all three of these cover is not particularly because of the covers themselves, though I do like them there very unique, but with these covers if you turn them on the side you get:
His Dark Materials Trade Paper Boxed Set: The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #1-3)
I love when a book cover does that when its a trilogy or series and has a picture or words on the spine.

Spells out: His Dark Materials

For my last pick a more recent and popular book at the moment

Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2)
I like the fog which makes the building seem farther away, the clothes really sets the time period, form what I understand Infernal Devices take place the 1700's or 1800's and each cover show that too. What I really like is that this cover is dark there only little slashes of 'light' and the only real 'color' is the gold of the dragon head on the staff, it kinda look like fire it you don't look to closely

There are so many more I could probably share with you as YA books often have the best covers, why, because younger adults look at covers first, its like food with kids, if they see it and like the way it looks they'll pick it up, lol.

Whats your picks?
Hope you enjoyed~

Saturday, October 12, 2013

News, New Books, Read-A-Thon

   Hey everyone, so I have completely been neglecting my fellow bloggers and checking their reviews and updates and my goodreads groups and for that I'm sorry. I guess I still need to learn time management. I really want to give you readers more than just book reviews of the books I read, and I don't want to get caught up in doing just book tours all the time either as I've noticed with a few bloggers, I'm sure not on purpose. However I'm not on any of the blog tour sites yet I do know of a few out there and do want to sign up for one of them, let me ask you which one do you like?

   So tomorrow is Sunday which means Cover Love Sunday and the theme is YA books, already picked out one need to think of a couple more for you.
I'm am trying to find features and memes I think I can keep up with but so many are for the new book they've got new books coming out, and I'm not able to make weekly or even biweekly book hauls, though believe me I wish I could, nor am I fully aware of all the new books coming out sad to say but true, yes I have my eye on some but still, heck I'm still working on reading books that came out 4 years ago so whats that say, also so many series are out there and I'm prone to find each and every one of them I swear. I understand the meaning of a diamond in the rough and you want to know what it means, thats what a stand alone book is, lol.

   I have been on an e-book frenzy lately though, free e-books, even though I don't have an e-reader using my laptop. Ive been reading a series Law of the Lycan by Nicky Charles so far there are five books and I've read four of them The Mating, The Keeping, The Finding are one timeline I just finished Bonded which is 0.5 of the series and in a different timeline surrounding different events and Betrayed: Days of the Rouge is its sequel and I think I'm going to be taking a little break before I read that one because, and I'll elaborate more in my review for Bonded, but I didn't like how it ended and I just need to soak that in for a little bit, just like how I didn't write the review for it right away other wise I would of be going off just about how it ended.
 On top of those I've found at feedbooks: Smolder (Dragon Souls 1) by Penelope Fletcher apparently theres a sequel that should be coming out soon. On smashwords found Unenchanted (An Unfortunate Fairy Tale 1) by Chanda Hahn the other two are not free just so you know.

   I've also been asked to review Wind and Shadow by Tori L. Ridgewood so I got a e-book copy courtesy of Bookpr Services.

   I bought a full trilogy the other day they are a hardcover books and each one was $11. Time travel, romance, demons sounds cool right. I also like that the cover are the color of the jewel.

Ruby Red (Precious Stone Trilogy, #1)Sapphire Blue (Precious Stone Trilogy, #2)Emerald Green (Precious Stone Trilogy, #3)

   I've also been rereading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. That is before I start reading Law of the Lycan series.

   I thought about doing something I saw on another blog a while ago I forget who and I'm not try to steel their idea so if this seems familiar tell me where you've seen it. But I thought I would let you pick one of my next book I read once a week I would list 3 or 4 books and that would be on my reading along with other books for that week that I've picked. These books will manly be books that I keep meaning to get to but find something else to read instead, sometimes you may see the same book often. Let me know what you think.

   So the Read-A-Thon I found through another blog that doing it it's a 10 day R.A.T that started yesterday, the 11th, and since I'm going to be reading anyway why not and it'll give me a chance to look at other blogs. Its the Wonderfully Wicked Read-A-Thon and the sign up is open till the 18th. I'll be making an updates post that I'll update each day. And it will have my goals aswell.

  More to come, Hope you enjoyed~

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Release of An Incurable Insanity

Simi K. Rao’s contemporary romance novel An Incurable Insanity, published by Tate Publishing, will be released on October 8, 2013.

"In Rao's debut novel, an arranged Indian marriage sets the stage for an intimate look at the exasperating madness of love.... An often intoxicating... will-they-or-won't-they tale."- KIRKUS REVIEWS

Shaan is a recent 27 year old aerospace masters grad, who lands the perfect job in a leading aeronautics and space exploration company in Los Angeles. At the urging of his parents' he goes down the traditional arranged marriage route, leaving behind a lover and a complicated relationship in Los Angeles. As a result, Shaan and Ruhi's marriage has an awkward and uncomfortable start. The begrudging spouses make a pact: Ruhi will stay with Shaan in the United States only long enough to avoid embarrassment from their family and peers. Ruhi, remaining optimistic thinks that she can use this time to try and win Shaan's heart, but to no avail. Follow Ruhi and Shaan on a roller coaster ride as they attempt to be “friends without benefits” and expose their true selves to each other in search of love and happiness.

While An Incurable Insanity provides fascinating glimpses into traditional Indian culture, it is an intriguing love story with universal appeal.

Simi K. Rao was born in India and has been living in the United States for several years. The inspiration for An Incurable Insanity came from what she has seen transpire among and within the immigrant community. Some of the experiences included are her own; some have been garnered from friends and casual conversations with acquaintances.




Book excerpt:

"Here... lunch." She pushed a box towards him.
"I don't want it."
"I feel awkward."
"But you never felt that way before, so why now?" You took me for granted. She stared reproachfully at him.
"It's different now." My perspective has changed. I behaved like a slave master, it's humiliating. He stared right back.
She pretended to appear disinterested, "you can eat it, give it to your friends or throw it away. This is all I can do to pay you back right now."
"You don't have to worry about paying me back. It's the least that I can do to make up for what I've put you through."
Her chair knocked sharply against the wall, as she jumped to her feet. "What? You think that's compensation enough? Nothing you do will give me back what I've lost! Yes, I agreed to marry you because I was blind and innocent! But who gave you the right to destroy my life, especially since you were having an affair and there was no hope for us? You treated me as if I was a disposable object! Why? Tell me why?"
"Yes I know I'm the worst kind of cad! But my hands were tied! My grandfather was on his death bed, I had no choice!" He snapped back gripping the counter till his knuckles turned white.
Walking up to him, she said softly, "Yes you had  a choice. You could have walked away. You could have been a man."

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Cover love Sunday #3

Cover Love Sunday is a weekly feature hosted at The Quiet Girl Talks, where you choose your 3 favorite covers for each weekly theme. Anybody can do it, just check the Features page for themes ahead of time! :) 

This week's theme is...
So I know I missed last weeks which sucks and I'm sorry. This week I'm afraid I don't know of a lot of book covers with flowers but I did manage to find three. One of which we all know:
New Moon (Twilight, #2)
Yep New Moon, simple, yet elegant. Don't really go with the book though.
Ravish: The Awakening of Sleeping Beauty
Erotic take on a sleeping beauty tale. The rose matches her lips, she's laying on silk, its sexy.
Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely, #1)
I haven't read this but I like the cover.  You can see by the girls hands the flowers are frosted. I like the border of the title. Theres that kind of dull coloring and the only thing in focus is her hands holding the flowers.
Whats your picks?

Liebster Award

   So I was recently nominated for the Liebster Award by Mrs. B's Books. Thanks you so much. I don't feel like I deserve it though. I've only been a blogger for such a short time still trying to learn the ins and outs, I don't think I'll ever learn everything though, lol. This award is given to bloggers by fellow bloggers who have less than 200 followers to get a boost in exposure and hopefully give readers a chance to see some of the smaller blogs that are out there doing great things around the web.
There are a few rules to this award:
1. Link back to the blogger that tagged you.
2. Nominate 10 others and answer the questions of the one who tagged you.
3. Ask 10 questions for the bloggers you nominate.
4. Let your nominees know of their award.
Here are the questions Mrs. B's Books asked:
1. Why did you set up your blog.
To get rather personal I'm trying to make a change in life for the better and find things that I enjoy doing and no one else can tell me how and when or what to do only I'm in control of it. I enjoy reading so why not put my opinion out there about the books I read, and if my voice is heard all the better.
2. Who is your favourite author?
Hmm, you know I don't think I ever really paid much attention to what author I like, I mean yea sometimes I look for a certain author, but most the time I just pick up a book that seems appealing. Though I cant not count the series' I've read and those authors. You cant go wrong with J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter. I really want to read more of Sherrilyn Kenyon I've read only a couple of her books and really enjoyed them.
3. Which book are you most looking forward to coming out?
There are so many books that I want to read that are out I really couldn't tell you what book I'm looking forward to being released. Though one book I know that is coming out soon that seems like an interesting read is Teardrop by Lauren Kate however I don't know when I'll be getting it.
4. Print version or ebook?
I don't have an e-reader sadly so right now its the print version however I've read some free e-books on my laptop and I seem to read faster however if I stare at the screen for so long I get a little headache, usually only when I don't have any other lights on.
5. If you were stranded on a desert island, what book or series would you wish to have with you?
A long series that's already completed so that when I get to the last one I'm not wondering what happened next, lol.
6. If you could talk face to face with an author, who would it be and why?
7. Are there any books that you have not been able to finish?
That would be the books they wanted me to read in school, I don't think I ever finish any of them, lol.
8. Would you buy a book purely because of the cover? 
I pick up book for the cover but I read the synopsis to see if its interesting.
9. How has your reading changed since you set up your blog?
Before this year I was sort of out of commission when it came to reading for a couple years, either cause I was busy doing other things or I didn't have the money for new books, I did still read I had books to read I just didn't read as much as I used to. I made it a point to get back into reading again this year because I enjoy it and it takes me somewhere. Since starting this blog I wouldn't say my reading has changed much I have days where I don't read and days where I'm reading nonstop, I think I've always been like that. However that being said when I'm done with the book I'm reading I wont to get the review out as soon as possible and I find myself thinking ok now how can write about what I just read and not just tell about it.
10. How do you choose what books you read?
It depends on what mood I'm in lately I've been reading romance books.
 Blogs I nominate
The Quiet Girl Talks
Listful Booking
My Nook, Books and More
Beauty and the Book
I think that's just about all the blogs Im following at the moment.
  My Questions:
1. Do you manage how long you spend working on your blog, how do you?
2. When you were starting your blog and the thoughts you had about how you would carry on with it, has it proved more difficult and/or time consuming than you first thought?
3. How often do you get into a book niche where you just read the same genre or get caught up in books that have reoccurring aspect? i.e. magic, vampires, innocent girl falls for bad boy, list goes on.
4. We all get into a reading ditch/slump/block, how do you get out of them?
5. What do you hope to get from your blog?
6. When reading a book what do you want to see, what makes it good?
7. Cover, Title or Synopsis or all three?
Well that all the questions I can think of. And Thanks again to Mrs. B's Books.

Friday, October 4, 2013

A Past Catching Up

The Finding (Law of the Lycans, #3)
   This one is by far the best of the first three Law of the Lycan series. However that being said theres some things that just didn't make since and people coming out of nowhere. The Finding is three years after The Keeping and you really need to read that before you read this one, then again is goes over some things that happened that you can get the jest of it but still, and if you don't want some spoilers about The Keeping I suggest you read it then read this review.

   Finally Bryan has a love granted it was pointed out in The Mating that what he felt for Elise was more a familiarity love because they grew up together but still they both cared for each other very much and now Elise is in love with Kane while he gets what, loses he friend, ok maybe not loses her but they go separate ways end up not seeing each other for 3 years, but becomes a Beta in Canada, and sort of becomes a ladies man too. But I felt he needed to something else other than being a Beta, so I'm real happy that he now has a love, however it doesn't come overnight.

   We met Cassandra Grayson at the end of The Keeping where we, and she as well, learned that she's a werewolf but knows nothing about them because she was raised by Grayson as her Uncle who hid the fact and kept her VERY sheltered. When she sees Grayson shot and Aldrich attacked by a werewolf she runs scared for her life. She somehow found herself in Vegas.
   So that's where we find her living with Kellen whose now her friend after he found her in an alley and gave her a place to stay. For a sheltered rich girl she's adjusted very well she has a job, pays bills, does her own laundry. Cassie's relationship with Kellen I didn't really like their friends yes but also its like she's stringing him along, she loves him but not 'that way' yet it is 'that way'. She even sleeps with him ONCE, granted when she did it was like she wasn't in control of herself, but you cant expect me to believe that a guy can continue to live with a girl, and they both like each other, love even, after having sex for the first time and then not ever again, get real. They continue to be kind of a couple only not a couple. Kellen isn't perfect he has a gambling problem which causes arguments and financial problems between them. On the full moon she drugs herself to keep her wolf at bay afraid of what she is believing she's some kind of monster because she's only been taking one thing into account from what she saw and heard three years ago, just the attack, not the rest of what she saw and heard.

   Bryan has been searching for Cassie off and on for the past three years not seeming to get her out of his mind. When he finally has a break about where she is he in Vegas he goes right away. When he finds her the way he talks to his wolf is so funny. However he's not the only one looking for her Kellen has got into some trouble from his gambling and owes a lot of money to a money launderer Eddie Perini whom it is repeatedly said that he has no business running Dollar Niche and coincidentally is owned by one Leon Aldrich. When Kellen finds a flier that says Cassie is an heiress things heat up, well they heat up more. Unlike the two before where there were minor things that lead to the big face off at the end this one has action throughout the whole thing it still leads to a big face off of course.
   You see more of Kane and Elise and Ryne and Melody in this which I'm so glad about as The Keeping didn't have a lot of Kane and Elise. You didn't see much or the way Ryne and Kane are together as brothers yet and this one you do, they are so funny together joking each other but when it comes to their packs they are all business. Due to the size of the pack Kane is very busy and so that's putting a little rough patch with Elise, but they make it through.

   Theres a lot of internal struggle with Cassie and her wolf, she been afraid of it for so long and then when Bryan shows up, with the fact that her wolf likes him, theres a lot of mixed feelings. You also have Marla, who is working for Aldrich, with an internal struggle of her own with her wolf, she hates her wolf and her just want to accept her. I like to think there an under line message with both of them of finding yourself accepting who are, who you were born as, at least that's what I got wither anyone else would see that who knows.

   They all end up in Chicago when the muscle of Dollar Niche takes Kellen there to lure Cassie so that Aldrich can have her lock up. With Cassie going back with Bryan she opens herself up to being what she is and following her wolfs instincts better she still weary of the other wolfs but no longer as afraid of them since Bryan explained what had happen. Obviously the big take down happens, Marla's wolf takes control and redeems her.
   The last chapters has with everything going on with the battle and the aftermath  there are so many emotions passion, strength, sadness, its all there, I might of even a tear or two. This wouldn't be a romantic is Bryan and Cassie didn't end up together which they did. Theres so much more I could say about this but then I would be telling you everything. There so spots where I was like ok lets get through this and a lot of repeating about things at the start but overall I really enjoyed it. It seems Nicky Charles has improved on her writing not saying that the past two books were bad they weren't but this one has a lot more spark that I didn't feel with the other two.

   Sorry I didn't share any quotes with you I wanted to but I don't remember where ones I liked were and I really want to get to the next book. Its hard to find quotes when reading an e-book guess I need to learn to use the highlight or sticky note next time and when I find something like mark it that way other wise I'll be strolling through it forever, lol.
Well I hope you enjoyed its definitely worth a read especially being the whole series is free.

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