Allegiant

AllegiantBeatrice “Tris” Prior has a chance to leave her home and go beyond the fence and she and Tobias will make that journey. She will discover there is even more alarming things on the outside that will bring forward secrets and betrayals.

Allgeiant is the third and final book to the Divergent series by Veronica Roth. Like the two previous book I liked the book but I felt annoyed with this one. First thing is that I felt this book is too much like the Hunger Games series and the Matched series especially in this one where there is another government doing an uprising. It was kind of like big brother with this government watching them. Then there was the whole divergence thing where it wasn’t exactly what I was expecting, so it kind of lost its uniqueness with the new information being revealed. This then follows with the serums that will be used and tested especially on Tris.

I didn’t like the book for the deaths that happened either. I get that it was going to happen but it left me with an annoyed feeling when I was finished reading the book. It didn’t help that the person who killed the one person that I didn’t want to die was let go thanks to the serums.

The good things about the book were the answers that were finally given. You got to find out about outside the fence and what was really happening and how Tris’s mother was part of things. The idea of the serums were what started revealing new information about what happened long ago and what they were trying to bring back.

So overall the series was okay. I am happy that I tried it as it got me out of my normal genre of books.

Insurgent

InsurgentBeatrice “Tris” Prior had made her decision to join her new family but with every choice leads to a consequence. Tris along with everyone else will find themselves stuck in a war where everyone is against each other. Secrets that were hidden start to be revealed and loved ones will start to fall. To save those around her she must embrace her divergence no matter the consequence.

Insurgent is the second book to the series Divergent by Veronica Roth. I liked this book for the most part, but I will say I was confused in the very beginning. It hadn’t been too long since I have read the book but I guess I forgot. I had a hard time remembering the names in the very beginning but then as the story quickly went on the names came back to me. I obviously remembered the main names like Tris and Four. Some of the friends got a little confusing but as I said I remembered as I kept reading.

So I felt that this book was more about revealing and getting closer to that truth which had been hidden, and how this divergence in Tris was popping up with more people. This idea of divergence is interesting and Roth is expanding on it to give us more info. I felt the story was moving along at a good speed and it kept me involved in the book. There is a lot of action and some killing that needs to happen. There is also a lot of betrayal and some that I didn’t see coming along with lots of twists. Although some that you think are bad might not be as they know more about the bigger picture and what needs to happen. The twist right at the end was a good one especially as that is where Roth leaves off in this book. So Roth leaves you with a cliffhanger that makes you intrigued to know more about what is really going on in this series and how it all relates to Tris.

I have in my possession the third and final book to this series. I didn’t want too much time between these books so I wouldn’t forget what was going on, and since it was available I figured I better snatch it up.

Aden

AdenAden will soon be taking the spot as the new Vampire Lord of the Midwest which means he will be getting rid of some of the old Lords dealings. Aden does not want any of the drugs that were sold by the old Lord to be in his territory. When he finds out there is slavery happening in his territory he will be furious and will do anything to stop it.

Sidonie Reid needed to stop the slavery which killed her friend. She will seek the new Vampire Lord of the Midwest to help stop this from happening to anyone else. She will find herself too close to danger as she keeps in on the investigation.

Aden is seventh book in the series Vampires in America by D B Reynolds. I really liked this book. It was a great addition to this series and now I can’t wait for more.

Aden is a vampire that has a past he would like to forget as he was sold into slavery and not only slavery but he was a sex slave. He was broken by it but became stronger. I liked that he will do anything to stop slavery from happening in his city and he is true to his word as that will be his quest. He will stop it as he is a very strong Vampire Lord but there will be a lot of bumps in the road that happens with stopping the slavery ring. Now Sidonie is another strong character as she has ambition and determination to find the bad guys who killed her friend. Being too brave though can get dangerous as she doesn’t realize the danger of the situation. Sidonie will learn about the danger when she will be considered a threat and the bad guys will be after her as well as Aden.

Now once again the interaction between Aden and Sidonie is explosive. They are like all the other mates in the book where the sex is mind blowing for this couple and all consuming where they will not get enough of each other. Reynolds can write these scenes very well.

Then there are the villains and thanks to the old vampire lord there are many out there that think the slavery business was the best thing they had. It gets a little dicey with the danger that will be following Aden around as he gets closer to stopping the slavery ring but there will be another danger that gets close to them as well. That was a little of a twist that I thought Reynolds did well in the book.

So the next book will be called Vincent which is out now and I can’t wait to read it though it will sadly not be right away. However, when I was buying some of Reynolds books I bought a novella on my kindle titled, Heart of the Wolf, which I will be reading next to continue more with Reynolds.

Just the Sexiest Man Alive

Just the Sexiest Man AliveTaylor Donovan was an up and coming lawyer trying to make partner when she will be given a task that will be her biggest challenge yet, babysitting a movie star. Helping out Jason Andrews, the sexiest man alive, was not something she wanted to do but her firm committed her to the job. She will help him prepare for his next film that is with lawyers and will hope that she doesn’t fall for him.

Jason Andrews was an actor who could get any job he wanted and any woman he wanted. Nobody ever said no to him that is until he met Taylor Donovan who was not falling for his charm. He wanted her and would do what he could to get her but will find out that it will not be easy and he might just have to follow his heart.

Just the Sexiest Man Alive is a novel by Julie James. I was thoroughly entertained by this book. I like Julie James style and how she develops her characters. Taylor was someone I liked a lot. She hardened herself when it came to love thanks to her past boyfriend/fiance who cheated on her. She will get a whirlwind of actors wanting her which was something different but she doesn’t really fall for either that is until she gets to know more about Jason. Jason was a spoiled actor who thought he could get anything. Taylor was the only person who didn’t throw herself at him and that made her to be a challenge. I did like Jason even though he was an idiot at times especially when it came to trying to get Taylor but he does grow up and show that he is a good man.

Okay who I didn’t like was Scott Casey who wanted nothing but fame and to steal what Jason had. He only wanted Taylor because she was hot and Jason wanted her. He was kind of an ass especially when it came to the paparazzi and getting a picture with Taylor. You wanted to shake Taylor and yell why are you trusting him but at least it doesn’t last long, up to only one date.

The ending with Jason and Taylor was perfect. I laughed at those last pages with how they were together but it also sizzled as they finally got together and made it work leaving us with the perfect happy ending.

Love Irresistibly

Love IrresistiblyAssistant U.S. Attorney Cade Morgan had been a prosecutor before and a rising football star before that, but right now he was working with the FBI to bring down a senator. Cade will enlist the help of Brooke Parker and with her help they will be successful. He will keep the work relationship going with Brooke but bring it to a personal causal level. Things will get complicated when he starts to have real feelings for Brooke and when he meets his half brother he never knew.

Brooke Parker was a good businesswoman and knew when it would be good to play ball especially with the Assistant U.S. Attorney and two FBI agent staring back at her. Brooke would do them the favor which would bring her closer with interacting with Cade Morgan. She finds herself wanting more and hoping that this one would work instead of failing like her other relationships.

Love Irresistibly is the fourth book from the series FBI/US Attorney by Julie James. After reading It Happened One Wedding not too long ago I wanted more from Julie James and now I picked up this one and Just the Sexiest Man Alive. I liked this book a lot.

Cade’s character was like a playboy at times and had some humor laced through the book. There was a serious side to the story. One being the investigation and the second with Cade’s past. How his father abandoned him and how his half brother showed up. There is a secret that came out of the end and you wanted to cry for Cade but with how James leaves the story there is hope and a chance for peace between certain characters. I liked Brooke as well. She was a savvy business woman and knew what she wanted and knew what was wrong with her in regards to relationships. When Cade and Brooke finally get together it sizzles but it is also comforting for each other. They are both in the same fields so they know the work schedule but they make it work and into something more. Of course things will get intense and things will get complicated making them weary of each other but James will not disappoint us and give a happy ending.

I will be reading Just the Sexiest Man Alive next.

The Cowboy Takes a Bride

The Cowboy Takes a BrideJoe Daniels lost his wife and now his best friend in a matter of two years. Still grieving Joe is trying to get his life together and then Dutch’s daughter, Mariah, shows up. Being an ex bull rider Joe is strong but Mariah will have him falling to his knees.

Mariah Callahan is now unemployed and found out that her father who she was estranged from passed away. Soon afterwards she will find herself saddled with a ranch her father owned. She will find life to be very different in Texas and more challenging especially with her next door neighbor.

The Cowboy Takes a Bride is the first book to Lori Wilde’s series Jubilee, Texas. I liked the book. It was a very fast paced story for where I just kept flipping the pages. Its funny because I haven’t read anything from Wilde in several years but from this book I can tell she is a good writer. She creates her characters to have some spunk and created like real people. The heartache over a lost one is very real and touching. I guess I will have to revisit some of these authors I have neglected. Its difficult when you are reading and finding new authors all the time.

I thought that Mariah’s character was well written as she was a woman who needed a new beginning, she just didn’t know where that was going to be. She goes toe to toe when she needs to be but there is still that element of damsel in distress she has. Now as a cowboy Joe is up for helping her but getting too close was not in the picture as he was still mourning his wife. Of course they will clash but come together to find that they both have a chance at happiness.

What I noticed in the book was that Wilde racks up the guilt that these characters are feeling but I feel that was done well as it is only human to feel that way. She is giving the characters realistic feelings that are going to pop up when a tragedy happens or you are trying to move on.

On a side note there was a character Ila who was Joe’s sister in law and I swear she was acting a little too devious for me. Like she was planning something to happen to get Mariah out of the running. Well as you see how my mind works thanks to suspense novels and movies, she wasn’t a bad guy just a heartbroken woman who wanted her own happy ending. Don’t worry she gets it right with another man in this book.

Now instead of waiting several more years I have another Lori Wilde book to read next which is the third book of this series Jubilee, Texas.

Something About You by Julie James

A recently new author, Julie James, has written three books so far.  From reading one of her books I was immediately fascinated by her writing and the characters that have been woven into her plot.  The third book she has written “Something About You”.  I liked the cover and once I read the back of the book I was hooked.

“Of all the hotel rooms rented by all the adulterous politicians in Chicago, female Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron Lynde had to choose the one next to 1308, where some hot-and-heavy lovemaking ends with a death.  And of all the FBI agents in Illinois, it had to be Special Agent Jack Pallas who gets assigned to this high-profile homicide.  The same Jack Pallas who still blames Cameron for a botched crackdown three years ago, and for nearly ruining his career…

Work with Cameron Lynde?  Are they kidding?  Maybe, Jack thinks, this is some kind of welcome-back prank after his stint away of Chicago.  But it is no joke: the pair is going to have to put their rocky past behind them and focus on the case at hand.  That is, if they can cut back on the razor-sharp jibes and smother the flame of their sizzling-hot sexual tension…”

Through Julie James writing I understood perfectly the feelings and thoughts that were being described by the characters.  In the beginning I loved how the book started with Cameron awakened by a noisy couple making love, very loudly.  Her mood described by Julie James set the book perfectly.  It was humorous at first but then tragedy hit and the plot thickened.

While reading the book I understood the instant dislike of the characters and immediately sensed the anguish.  Of course all of these feelings are on false facts.  The tough FBI agent Jack Pallas has understood that Cameron Lynde is to blame for his failure in the case and his transfer but is she really?  Cameron knows what he thinks and cannot tell any differently.  She was told to take the blame but she helped Jack’s case the best she could.  Of course Jack does not know and Cameron cannot tell him due to the fact that someone might find out and trouble could brew from these facts.  Trouble that could be with killing or enhance their sexual desire for each other.

This romance book is worth reading.  Makes you wish for your own FBI agent watching out for you.