Wrong Place, Right Time

Wrong Place Right TimeJenny was stressed beyond belief and it was only getting worse, but then she will get a break with a new job. Jenny was hesitant but she was taking a chance and one with a new man in her life. Dev will have Jenny wanting more and will have her believing that she can handle whatever is thrown into her life.

Wrong Place, Right Time is the second book to the series Bourbon Street Boys by Elle Casey. I liked the novel but I have to say not as much as the first story. This novel was definitely much slower to get through. In fact I just wanted to skim some parts of the novel, but I stuck with it and I was happy towards the end.

I guess what threw me was the characters. In the first novel Dev’s character was fun and a little wacky with his sneak attacks but in this one he was much more moody. Now I understand as with his situation with his child is a little sad, but he was a really good dad, just more private with that side of his life. I just wish there was more of Dev from the first book. He does show that side of him but it takes some time. I was also a little annoyed by how he played hot and cold with Jenny. It was like a yo yo with how he was acting with her. Things will get settled but it takes over half the novel to get there. Now with Jenny’s character she was the frantic mom who was over stressed and over worked. I think her character worked but she was a little on the crazy side at times. I do love her interaction with her youngest Sammy. That kid with his lisp is too precious and Sammy’s interaction with Dev’s kid is adorable.

There were some definite good things and some annoying things but overall this was an enjoyable book. I am reading the third book next.

Wicked Sexy Liar

Wicked Sexy LiarLondon Hughes was happy with her life. She surfed, tended bar, and hanged out with her roommate. Then things change when she meets Luke Sutter. They will have a one night stand followed by a couple more times but London will know it wouldn’t last because of Luke’s reputation and her trust in the opposite sex.

Wicked Sexy Liar is the fourth book to the series Wild Seasons by Christina Lauren. I really liked this book.

London’s character is a confident woman except when it is with men and relationships. She had been burned by her ex which left her doubting love. I liked that London was trying to live again and open her heart though it will take some time for that to happen. Luke’s character was a good guy but he very much was a player and he enjoyed it because he was in it for just sex. Though when you get to the deeper part of the Luke your heart will break for him. When he broke things off with Mia a little of him died then too. That was why I was happy to read that Luke was opening himself up for something more with London.

This is the last book of the series but there could always be more written. If another story is written I would like to see either Dylan, aka Not Joe, or Magot. Maybe one some story with them getting together.

Last Kiss

Last KissNaomi was kidnapped eighteen months ago and the only way she knew to survive was to tell her captors she could make them rich as she was talented with computers. She helped the leader make millions but soon she will find herself rescued and then taken again by a different man. Only he wanted more than just her help, he wanted her as well.

Vasily had one goal which was to get back his sister. He would do anything for his sister which meant taking a woman who would get him to his goal. Although Vasily had not expected Naomi. She was unique and let him feel things that he had buried long ago.

Last Kiss is the third book from the series Hitman by Jessica Clare and Jen Frederick. I liked the book. It was once again with a man from a troubled group and a woman that needed to be rescued but I liked that Naomi was not your average victim. Naomi had Asperger s but a mild form of the disease. I liked how curious she was but also so fearful of germs that she went into panic mode. Her character stayed consistent through out the book. But her character also grows especially with the strength that Vasily gives to Naomi. With him at her side she could handle all the terrible things that come her way. So then there is Vasily’s character. He is a bad guy but he is a bad guy for a reason. He had to protect his sister years ago and by doing what he did he created his own reputation for being ruthless. Although Vasily is not as terrible as I thought. I liked that he helped Naomi and was understanding about the situation because they both shared a desire not to be touched. The characters though will get over that desire not to be touched especially when they are together.

So the bad guys are pretty evil men and some sick minded individuals. Though that is nothing new in these books. The bad guys all are pretty twisted with the business they have or activities they participate in. There was one villain in particular that I was very happy to read their end.

At the end of the book there was a quick story that was titled Last Gift which was about Nick and Daisy. It was very short but it gave another look at the couple and how they were doing. It was a good quick read.

I am reading Last Hope next which is the fifth book to the series. I saw on the list there is a fourth book titled Last Hit: Reloaded and I would read that by my library doesn’t have it, I am sure I will find it at one point. Until then I am reading the fifth book next.

Hard to Be Good

Hard to Be GoodJeremy Rixey was a fun loving guy but found himself overwhelmed with all that had been happening to his brother and his brother’s teammates. He will find that one person will give him some peace, Charlie, who had suffered his own tragedy.

Hard to Be Good is a novella in the series Hard Ink by Laura Kaye. First off as you can see from the cover this is a male on male suspense romance book. I will admit I was apprehensive about the book but as it was part of the series I wanted to read all of the books. There was also the fact that I really loved Jeremy’s  character from the very first book.

Well all I can say is wow. The sex scenes were intense and to be honest that was all there really was with the book, which was kind of disappointing. I wanted more with these characters, wanted more of a story not just a novella. Previously you had gotten to know the characters from the other books but I wanted more background, more of the build up with the romance. Now even with my wants of more detail I did truly like the novella and it was because of Jeremy and Charlie. I loved Jeremy who was so charismatic and bold while there was Charlie who was shy but a genius. Together they worked.

The mystery behind Nick and his men gets a little swept under the rug as the romance between Jeremy and Charlie take center stage. I have no doubt that the fourth book will bring more insight with this mystery that surrounds these men.

I am looking forward to reading the fourth book to the series.

Hard to Come By

Hard to Come ByDerek DiMarzio and his team are going after a lead which has them going after Garza. They know the best way to get to the ex-soldier is through the man’s sister, Emilie.

Emilie Garza was a therapist and good at her job but she had felt weak thanks to her ex-husband. She will feel alive again when a man, Derek, wants her. Though Emilie will soon find out that he doesn’t just want her but what information she can provide.

Hard to Come By is the third book to the series Hard Ink by Laura Kaye. I really liked this book.The story for me about the five soldiers is certainly moving along and looks like it will be over after two more books, unless more characters are introduced.

Derek is damaged like the rest of his team, he just had a bigger reminder with his leg missing. I liked Derek because he was a man that tried to make the best of things even in the worst of times. He will however make a mistake and lie to Emilie, which will be a problem done the line. Now Emilie is another strong woman that is in the book. Well she was fragile at times but overall a strong woman that was able to take all that was happening. I liked that there was not absolute trust after Derek screwed up as she had been burned before. If she trusted too easily it would not fit her character.

So the mystery of these soldiers betrayal starts to become clear with what had happened. They are getting more clues and a bigger break to find out what they need to know. There was a big reveal towards the end which I was not expecting but happy to read. I can’t wait to find out how that change of events will impact their investigation. I will hopefully find out something more when I read Hard to Be Good, which I will be reading next.

All The Queen’s Men

All the Queen's MenCIA Black Ops John Medina is a legend among those in the field and has a new mission he must complete. To get close to his target he has to enlist the help of Niema Burdock who he worked beside five years ago. Not leaving on the best terms John will have to work hard to get her to agree to the mission.

Niema Burdock had stopped living her life once her husband was killed on a mission. She has recovered but was not prepared to have John Medina back in her life. She will be tempted and agreed to come back to the life, but she will be tempted in a new way when working close to John.

All the Queen’s Men is the second book to Linda Howard’s series CIA’s Spies. Linda Howard is a storyteller and a very good one at that. I was captivated with the story. I was quickly brought into this book with the tragic beginning which gave a quick insight to the two main characters and after that I only wanted more.

Reading the first book I knew that I would want to read the second for the sole reason of John Medina. I wanted to know more about this man who was an enigma. He was a hard man and one who has been trained to survive on these missions that are almost impossible. In the beginning of the book I found John a hard man but one of compassion. As the book continues he is still that hard man but he has some humor and a lot of sex appeal when he is squaring off with Niema. Now Niema’s character was one I instantly gravitated towards. She was a strong woman but very weak in parts of the field that she needed to survive. She grows stronger when facing this new mission which also gave back her life in a way. She has been like a ghost just walking the earth since her husband was killed, now she has a chance to live once again.

The bad guy is stated in the book but I didn’t necessarily hate him even though he was an arms dealer. I kind of liked him especially when Howard shows his soft side which is also his liability.

To finish off the series I picked up the third and final book, Kiss Me While I Sleep which I will be reading next.

Bad Boys Online

Bad Boys OnlineBad Boys Online is a collection of three short stories written by Erin McCarthy. This is my first book from the author and I will say it was really good, it was fast pace, straight to the point, had some humor, and non-stop sex. It was amazing how much sex was involved with the characters but as that was a big part of the stories it made sense.

Hard Drive, User Friendly, and Press Any Key are the three titles of McCarthy’s short stories. Each are dealing with a computer and how that started the steamy interaction between co-workers or best friends. This definitely falls into the erotic romance category and yet there is humor as its wildly out there but is still believable for the most part. What I did like about the stories were the characters. They were all developed well enough for such a short story and what kept the stories going was the straight to the point style McCarthy wrote. For me short stories can be hard to get into but there are authors who write them well, McCarthy gives the reader a punch on the sensual scenes and funny characters.  So if you want some steamy scenes and humor filled plot try out Bad Boys Online.