Worth Fighting For

Worth Fighting For is a novella from the series Warrior Fight Club by Laura Kaye. I have only read one of the book from the series but liked it. This book focuses on Tara and Jesse.

Tara is a commercial diving instructor who had nearly lost everything when she was in the Navy. After her accident she was honorably discharged. She survived with the help of the Warrior Fight Club but she is still not over everything. Then she will meet Jesse who will be a one night stand but will turn out to be much more.

Jesse was a Navy deep sea diver and was drifting through life. He believed that he always let everyone down which led him to be without attachments. Then he will meet Tara. He wants more but knows that he is not ready until he gets his head on straight.

I liked this book as it was all about second chances for Tara and Jesse. Since this was a novella it was on the short side which I didn’t really feel an issue until the end. I loved how the ending happened but it would’ve been better with some more detail. More detail would have the book a little longer which would not have hurt the story.

Laura Kaye writes her characters to have grit and who have tragic pasts that have shaped them to be the people they are now, which makes the story more interesting especially with it being a novella. I thought she did a really good job on showing her characters having PSTD which is common for those men and women in the military service.

Worth Fighting For was a solid story in the series.

 

Catching Captain Nash

Captain Robert Nash was presumed dead for the last five years but he was back home and wanted his life back. He will come home and find his wife was about to be engaged to another man. Robert will put an end to that engagement but will wonder if he will be able to make Morwenna happy as they had been.

Morwenna Nash had grieved for five years for the husband that she had lost. Finally she has accepted a marriage proposal even though she did not love the gentleman. She will be stunned when her husband comes back from the grave. She hopes that she will be able to help him back into society and reclaim the love they had.

Catching Captain Nash is the six story to the series Dashing Widows by Anna Campbell. I actually enjoyed this book. The last couple stories have been good but not as good as the original trilogy. I was hesitant to read this one as the reviews were not great. There was not a lot going on with the story, it was primarily about a couple renewing the love that they had lost.

Now I will say that I think to do this story justice it could have been longer. With the story being so short the sex scenes were strange to me. I would not think that after five years of absence Morwenna would sleep with her husband the same night he came back, she would have been in shock. Though saying that I did like the relationship between them. I was cheering for Robert and Morwenna. I thought the scene with his daughter was sweet and I really enjoyed the epilogue. It was full of happiness and fluff but I would not have it any other way.

Anna has written another story in the series which features the man Morwenna jilted. This one will be a full length novel. I have a feeling I will be reading this story in the near future.

Theirs to Take

Theirs to Take is the forth story to the series Blasphemy by Laura Kaye. This is a series all about the BDSM world that Laura Kaye has created. I have been enjoying these books as the author writes interesting characters that were either new to the world or coming back to that world.

Within this novella there are three characters that are coming together to become a menage. There is Hartley, Jonathon and Cruz. Jonathon and Cruz knew each other from the Navy and had feelings towards each other but both were to scared to pursue anything. It will take Hartley to bring the men together with her in the mix.

Alright now in all honesty I did like the story. It was steamy and very quick to read but it wasn’t my favorite. I wanted more on the story, more detail. I think that if the story had not been a novella there would have been more time to really develop the characters. In novellas everything just goes fast and even though I love a good happy ending I wanted more on the characters. There needed to be more detail to really get the characters developed and to make it believable of this change in all of their lives.

In Your Dreams

In You DreamsEmmaline Neal had to go to her ex-fiance’s wedding otherwise it would look like she was still pinning away. Emmaline wasn’t, she just didn’t have anyone to go with. She will find help from Jack Holland, who was someone she had a crush on.

Jack Holland needed a way out of his town for just a little and he will find a way when Emmaline needed a date for a wedding. He will jump at the chance and will be surprised that the trip will bring on feelings for Emmaline.

In Your Dreams is the fourth book to the Blue Heron series from Kristan Higgins. Once again another fantastic book from Kristan Higgins and addition to the series. Since the beginning of the series I have loved these books. They are mushy, heartwarming, heartbreaking and feel real with the problems that happen as not everything is perfect. I like that she makes her characters with flaws or quirks which make them real.

So there was Emmaline. She was a character which was heartbreaking. She lost the love of her life to another woman and has been unlucky in love since then. You want things to work with Jack but there are definitely ups and downs in this relationship. I wanted them to have a chance at love because of their past, they deserved some happiness that would last. Now there is Jack who is a hero but in his eyes he is not, that attribute made him feel real and the situation. Jack was a man that everyone loves and was a very kind man which got him in trouble especially when trying to move forward with Emmaline in a relationship. The problem was that his ex wife was back in his life and wanted to try again. He can’t just say no to helping his ex wife but you know there are no feelings there anymore.

The people that I disliked was Kevin, Emmaline’s ex, and the new woman Naomi. They were a little too crazy with their workouts. Those two were perfect for each other. They both treated Emmaline poorly and I wanted her to stand up and fight back but she is too scared to do that. Another person I didn’t like was the ex wife of Jack, Hadley. She was much to immature for him and liked to play the victim a lot. She drove me crazy in the book but I knew that she was not a threat to Jack and Emmaline’s happiness.

Now as the books before Higgins goes into great detail of back story’s on Jack and Emmaline. I love that about these books. You really get to know the characters and when she goes back into the past I have never been confused with the switch of scenes.

Blue Heron series is one that I will keep reading. I can’t wait for the next installment which will be featuring Connor O’Rourke. His story, Anything for You, will be coming out in December.

Notorious

NotoriousSusanna Burney is in the business of deceit but it will start to unravel as her past comes to haunt her. James the only man she loved was going to be an obstacle to complete her job and she knew not to let her guard down but her heart wasn’t going to listen.

James Devlin has been wooing the young heiress but there is no love between them. James wants money and some station in his life than what he has been. James will be sidetracked when his ex-wife will be back in his presence and looked to be up to no good. James will find ways to be around her, to seduce her and to find that passion they shared, but James will make the mistake letting his heart get back involve.

Loving the first book of the series Scandalous Women of the Ton I wanted more. I had taken what books there were available at the library which were the fourth and fifth book. Notorious is the fourth book to Nicola Cornick’s series. I got to know the character of James in the first book but he wasn’t featured as a main character, you remember him all the same. I loved James character as the seducer when he wanted to be which shows its side every time Susanna is around. Susanna I liked her character but hated what she had to do. Her story didn’t make me want to cry as much as Joanna’s story had but still Susanna’s story was horrific in a similar way. I liked that she recovered well to a point but there was a second chance for them.

Now the villain is someone who for me just showed up out of nowhere. His name is Thomas and from the sound of it he was in the previous story. Notorious can be read out of order as you can put everything together easily but you sometimes miss those little facts of other characters who already were part of the story. I am interested in finding out more with the villain. There was also another villain in my opinion who was the Duke’s son. His actions depict that he is a villain with what he does to Chessie.

The ending will make you want to melt with what happens between our two main characters. I will say that I do love reading so far this series. Notorious was worth reading and once I read the fifth book I know I will have to look for the remaining books of the series.