Reindeer Games

Luna was excited to go to the island but will be surprised when Endurance Island is in Alaska in winter time. From the beginning Luna is annoyed because of the weather and that no one was listening to her. She will be quickly booted out thanks to the leader Owen. She will get to the lodge and will be surprised when the next contestant walks through the door, Owen.

Reindeer Games is a novella within the series Games by Jessica Clare. This was a fun and quick novella to read but for me it was really short. I wish it was a little longer.

At first Owen’s character was driving me crazy. Right from the get go he was very demanding and not even giving Luna a chance. Although to be fair Luna was very headstrong but it is a competition and you have to be tough. I did end up liking Owen once you got to know him. He was a pastry chef who actually liked Luna, it was just his competitive nature that took over while in the game. Well he was still competitive but it was now all for fun. Luna’s character was competitive as well but she was also quirky and I loved that she was a horror script writer. Once they were away from the game and in the lodge they relaxed a little and actually found a way to get along.

I am reading Pleasure Games next.

Vacation or Survivor?

Out of this World was not what I was expecting. Knowing that this book is from Jill Shalvis I should have known it would not be the average story and in this case it dealt with another dimension altogether.

Rachel Bond is a free spirit and doesn’t take responsibility seriously that is until she inherits a bed and breakfast from her great aunt. Rachel is going there for the weekend with her best friends brother. She expects it will be simple but once they get to this isolated B&B in Alaska nothing is what it seems along with the sudden interest she has for Kellan.

Kellan McInty took his sisters place to help Rachel. He wanted to spend time with her, always but she never noticed. Traveling to Alaska will let Kellan be shown in a new light for Rachel but it is not that easy. Kellan will soon understand that something very different is going on.

Jill Shalvis is an author who is a creative writer with her witty and at times strange plots with lots of sexual desire. I thoroughly enjoyed this story. It was quirky and you didn’t know what was going on but learned as the story was being told.

The sexual desire of Rachel and Kellan was very exposlivs and exciting to read. I was sad to think it was all because of the situation but Shalvis gives an ending you will be happy with.

Now how Shalvis wrote the book was fun to read. I liked the first person point of view with Rachel but she also gave it from Kellan. The switch of point of views was clear and not confusing.

Out of this World was fun and quirky novel to read and will get you into the mood to want to read more of Jill Shalvis.

Nerds Gone Wild

A strange title but nevertheless I was intrigued to know more about this book and author Vicki Lewis Thompson.

Ally Jarrett has come into a fortune thanks to her grandmother who recently passed away. Ally is an heiress but wants nothing to do with that. She wants to become a wildlife photographer. And that is her plan except Mitchell Carruthers is starting to hover again.

Mitchell Carruthers is known as a personal secretary who worked for Ally’s grandmother. A nerd to the core but in reality he was a PI/Bodyguard. His job was to protect Ally and her inhertiance from anyone who would take it like her Uncle Kurt. But sparks will fly as they get close in a snowstorm.

With an assorted cast of characters Thompson creates a funny plot in Nerds Gone Wild. Each character brings humor in their own way which will leave you laughing at their antics while they are stuck in the usual snowstorm of Alaska.

I liked the plot of Nerds Gone Wild as it was original and brings in a lot of wit which will not leave as the reader plows through the entire book. This book is number three in the series Nerd.