Book Discussion – Again, Alabama

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Back with another book discussion. Remember to grab a copy before continuing with this post in case there are spoilers.

Kindle – https://www.amazon.com/Again-Alabama-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00Z318GNY/ref=sr_1_1_twi_kin_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1532373061&sr=1-1&keywords=again%2C+alabama

Paperback – https://www.amazon.com/Again-Alabama-Susan-Sands/dp/1942240929/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1532373061&sr=1-1

Now onto the discussion…

Cammie has to go home to run her families business and help take care of her mother after her back surgery. She is dreading being home as the center of the town’s gossip and to make matters worse, her siblings failed to mention that her ex boyfriend has also moved back home. Even worse, he’s doing repairs on the family home and business.

Now as someone who has left home and dreaded the moment I had to return, I can fully relate to her not wanting to come home. I can also relate to how it ended up being a good thing.

Cammie gets to bond with her family. Something that’s been missing for a while. As much as she tries to stay away from her ex Grey, It’s hard to do with him working on her house.

Grey and Cammie were like the perfect couple when they were younger and pretty much fated to be to marry, but after a stupid fight, Grey got drunk and then slept with Cammie’s best friend Deb. Neither of them said anything until Deb wound up pregnant and then she spun a tale about Grey taking advantage of her and Cammie ate it up. Then she fled and only returned for holidays.

Deb’s dead and Grey is raising his daughter with the help of his father. Once they reconnected as lovers they addressed the issue of Grey sleeping with Deb (she was jealous and seduced him of course) and then they were able to move on. One thing that didn’t get addressed was Grey using the name that he and Cammie picked out for their child for his daughter with Deb. I don’t know but that bothered me and I wanted to hear his explanation. First he sleeps with her best friend. Get’s her pregnant. Deb miscarries. He marries her anyways. Obviously sleeps with her again and gets her pregnant. Then names his daughter Samantha, which was the name he would have used had he and Cammie ever had a daughter. It was mentioned once or twice but then never really addressed. I still kind of want to know why he did it.

Other than that this was a cute story and I really enjoyed it. I gave it four stars and I’ve already added the second book to by wish list.

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Book Discussion – Angel’s Halo – Book One

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Back with another book discussion.

As always remember to grab a copy before continuing in case there are spoilers.

Kindle – https://www.amazon.com/Angels-Halo-MC-Book-ebook/dp/B00ICP63XI/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1531150114&sr=1-1&keywords=angel%27s+halo

Paperback – https://www.amazon.com/Angels-Halo-Terri-Anne-Browning/dp/1500901849/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1531150114&sr=1-1

Audiobook – https://www.amazon.com/Angels-Halo/dp/B0792B7X5N/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1531150114&sr=1-1

Now onto the discussion…

Raven is the only girl with four older brother’s who are very protective of her. They are a motorcycle family who run a bar which is the hangout for their gang Angel’s Halo. There is just one rule in this gang. Nobody touches Raven. Except Bash of course. Bash is the gang’s enforcer and after Raven turns eighteen he makes his move on her. They sneak around until her brothers find out and the oldest, who happens to be the club president, beats Bash to a bloody pulp before given his consent for the two of them to be together. But instead of claiming his prize, Bash takes off for two years. Now he’s back as club president when current president asks him to take over in his absence.

I gave this book four stars. I read a few of the reviews and people weren’t happy about the multiple points of views but I didn’t have a problem with it. It sets up the rest of the books by focusing on the other characters as well. I also felt like it helped make the story more well rounded.

Raven was a bit of a spoiled brat. Sure, Bash up and left her without so much as an explanation. Sure, he had a child and didn’t tell her, but the way she acted upon learning that news irked me. It wasn’t until she met the little girl that she warmed to the idea of being a step mother. Before that she was all up in arms about how he could leave her for his child. This was even after learning why he did it.

Felicity running off was interesting and I was a bit interested in learning what was going on with her and Hawk but then the author had to introduce Gracie and you just know the two of them are going to be an item.

I want to read the rest to learn what is going on with all of them. It was a pretty good book.

That’s it for now. Until next time…

Book Discussion – All The Things We Lost – Book One

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Back with another discussion post. Please remember to grab yourself a copy before continuing because spoilers are a possibility.

Kindle – https://www.amazon.com/Things-Lost-River-Valley-Found-ebook/dp/B071JBZZNT/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1530807654&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=all+the+things+we+lost&psc=1

Paperback – https://www.amazon.com/Things-Lost-River-Valley-Found/dp/1545345910/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1530807654&sr=1-1-spons

Now onto the discussion…

Katie moves back home after the death of her mother to try and find a way to move past her lost. Julian is struggling to make ends meet and care for his mother after his father and brother just up and leaves. The two knew each other as kids and find that when it’s difficult to open up to anyone, they have each other.

I was in desperate need for something cute. It may take a while before I’m ready to read something dark again and I was thoroughly happy with this book. I may even grab the second book in the series and read it too.

This was the first romance that I’ve read in a while that isn’t filled with a ton of kinky sex scenes and that made me so happy. Kinky sex is cool and all, but sometimes you want to read about people who fall in love. Like actually fall in love and not in lust.

One of the things I didn’t get about this book is how everyone turned on Julian. Actually, I could get it, but I didn’t like it. Julian was a, popular kid and after his dad left suddenly he was an outcast and people avoided him like the plague. I get it, but I really didn’t like it. It made me sad about the human race, but I’m sad about the human race on a daily basis.

This was just really well written and I’m happy that I decided to give this book a chance. High five for giving unfamiliar authors a chance. Hint-Hint.

I gave this one four stars. If you love romances I would recommend this one to you.

Until the next time.

Book Discussion – Billionaire In Vegas

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I am back with another discussion post. Remember to grab a copy and read it before continuing because there may be spoilers.

Kindle – https://www.amazon.com/Billionaire-Vegas-Matchmaker-Book-ebook/dp/B071W5YK3P/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1529868219&sr=1-1&keywords=billionaire+in+vegas

Paperback – https://www.amazon.com/Billionaire-Vegas-Summer-Cooper/dp/1547042389/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1529868219&sr=1-1

Now onto the discussion…

I really enjoyed this book. I laughed, I cringed at all of the embarrassing parts and I gave it four stars.

So, Lacey takes a job as personal assistant to one the wealthiest men in the city and meets his son. After her new boss sends her to Vegas for her birthday and she runs into Jude. The two spend the night together drinking and when they wake the next day, discover that they’re married. When Oliver, the wealthy boss, learns of this he insists that they remain married or else Jude won’t receive his inheritance. So they agreed to remain married for six months and of course they fell in love.

Guys, this was too short. I wanted more. Jude fell for Lacey first and talked her into staying married to him but we didn’t get to witness it happen. It just did. He was in love with her. Wanted to stay married to her and then she fell in love with him.

If this story had been a bit longer it probably would have gotten five stars from me.

Lacey was such a believable character. She wasn’t described as a lowly girl who didn’t know she was beautiful like most female characters in erotic romances are written. She was just believable because she did many things that are common but you wouldn’t think somebody would do.

Guys I need more. Why can’t I find a good full-length romance novel? Everything is novellas. Either way it was still pretty good and I would read book two in this series.

Book Discussion – Billionaire Biker

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Here comes another discussion. Remember to grab a copy and read it before continuing because there may be spoilers.

Kindle – https://www.amazon.com/Billionaire-Biker-Motorcycle-Romance-Fortune-ebook/dp/B01BX85Y3A/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1529857924&sr=1-1&keywords=billionaire+biker

Paperback – https://www.amazon.com/Billionaire-Biker-Motorcycle-Romance-Fortune/dp/1523446838/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1529857924&sr=1-1

Now onto the discussion…

About this book: Katie is a rich girl, working for her family’s business but she feels trapped and on a whim she stops in a biker bar where she meets Morgan and on instinct lies about what she does for a living and a relationship between the two soon starts.

I gave this one three stars, not because I didn’t like it but because it was just too short. The ending felt too abrupt for me. Katie lies and says that she is the assistant to the very family she was born into. She and Morgan sleep around and when he learns the truth, he’s not the only one. A rival bike club learns to and threatens to kidnap her and hold her for ransom. By the end they are convinced and she’s able to start a life with Morgan. Ugh, I just don’t buy that. It would seem more likely that the other gang would come after her and Morgan would do everything he could to get her back.

That’s why I feel like it stopped too abruptly. There was definitely more that could have been done with this story and that made me sad because it was actually a pretty good story. I just wish the author had expanded it a bit more. Maybe into a full-length novel.

Book Discussion – Big Shot

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Another discussion here. This one is…

Kindle – https://www.amazon.com/Big-Shot-Book-Boyfriend-Novel-ebook/dp/B01LFP3UF0/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1529811043&sr=1-1&keywords=big+shot

Paperback – https://www.amazon.com/Big-Shot-Carly-Phillips/dp/1942288190/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1529811043&sr=1-1

As always please grab a copy and read it before continuing because spoilers may happen.

Now onto the discussion…

Big Shot is about real estate broker Wes and his competition Natalie. They’ve known each other since childhood and have always shared an attraction but fought it because of Wes’ friendship with Natalie’s brother.

The two start up a competition, which Natalie loses and she has to do whatever Wes wants for two weeks. That quickly leads to the two of them sneaking around to sleep together. We all know that they will eventually fall in love and that’s exactly what happened.

Again, this was too short. I feel like there was a lot more that could have come out of this story. Things were so rushed. One minute Wes is reminding himself of all of the reasons he has to stay away from Natalie and the next he is performing oral sex on her in his kitchen. It wasn’t really unexpected but I felt like it got to that moment to quickly. I wanted more of a build up.

This also got three stars from me. It was cute and fun. As I said in my last post, it was what I needed.

Book Discussion – Alter Ego: A Second Chance, Secret Identity Romance

Hey Love-Bugs,

Back with another book discussion. I skipped a few because I had to move on from the really emotional books. I needed something fun and lighthearted so I read a couple of romantic novellas.

Up first is…

Alter Ego by Starla Harris

As always grab a copy and read it before continuing because there may be spoilers.

So, I gave this book 3 stars.

It wasn’t horrible but it wasn’t great either. Okay, let’s talk about what this book was about. Iris is single and unemployed after get boyfriend cheated on her and took everything. She’s miserable until she meets a handsome man at an art gallery.

What bothered me about this story was how quick Iris was to lie about her identity and hook up with a stranger in the stairwell. She was described as not really meek but definitely a girl who follows the rules. I think her making the decision to lie and become a sex kitten and have a one night stand seemed out of character.

There was no build up. The story was exactly what I needed to move past all of the heavy stuff I was reading but it was a story that needed to be flushed out more.

She lied, had a one night stand. Hung out with the guy and then ran away from him when she felt bad about lying only to have him pursue her again as Iris.

So much happened in such a little bit of time.

Can I admit something to you Love-Bugs? I don’t get novellas. I mean, I read them because well, they were free and now they’re taking up space on my iPad, but I don’t get them. There are so many key details missing because the story is so rushed and shoved into a couple thousand words.

I don’t even think I have anything else to say about this except good but not great.