Book Discussion – Bodyguard

Hey 172 followers,

Here with a new book discussion.

Remember to grab a copy before continuing because there may be spoilers.

Kindle – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01B0QXBA8/ref=x_gr_w_glide_ku_bb?ie=UTF8&tag=x_gr_w_glide_ku_bb-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B01B0QXBA8&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2

Paperback – https://www.amazon.com/Bodyguard-Snake-Eyes-Tabatha-Kiss/dp/153353828X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

I gave this book four stars. It was a good book. That is with that fact that I am choosing to ignore the stepbrother/stepsister aspect.

That’s right. Fox and Dani and related. Well, Fox’s mother married Dani’s father. They shared a kiss on Dani’s eighteenth birthday and Fox was kicked out by his stepfather. He joins the army. Dani becomes a famous actress using the stage name Roxie. Fox “dies” in service. Dani is attacked and Fox comes back to rescue her. Of course the two have strong feelings for each other that hasn’t faded away over the five years they were apart and eventually Fox takes Dani’s virginity.

Again, we’re going to ignore the fact that they lived as brother and sister once upon a time.

There was action. Romance. Drama and of course, sex. This wasn’t overly long and it wasn’t too short. I managed to get through this pretty quickly but it didn’t leave me with a feeling that I was missing something.

I got a well rounded story and I really enjoyed it. Four stars enjoyed it.

What did you guys think? Let me know in the comments.

Talk to you later.

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Book Discussion – Billionaires & Ballerinas

Hey 172 followers,

Back with another book discussion.

Remember to grab a copy before continuing because there may be spoilers.

Now onto the discussion…

I gave this book three stars. It was alright. A bit too short. Rose is a ballerina and she is planning to retire because her knees are getting pretty bad. Drew is a lawyer working for her big shot brother. They have basically been forbidden to see each other so they spend most of their time trading glances, until they decide to sneak around behind her brother’s back.

The book ended with them hooking up at Rose’s new place. That was it. After Drew got hit by a truck, he decides to push Rose away. Then he ends his partnership with her brother and seeks her out again.

The end.

That was a little disappointing because I think that there should have been more of a story surrounding her brother and his feelings about their relationship. The whole point of why they spent years staying away from each other and then sneaking around because they didn’t know how her brother would react and all we got was an ultimatum, him trying to prevent her from moving out and that was it. That entire conflict lasted about an entire chapter.

I never understand the point of novellas. Trying to fit so much into such a confined space. There was a lot missing from this story and so it left me wanting more.

That’s all for now.

Talk to you later.

Book Discussion – All The Things We Lost – Book One

Hey Guys,

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 – Bishop’s War

John Bishop is a Green Beret Special Forces war hero who has just arrived home after being discharged with plans to marry his high school sweetheart until the war follows him home when he conveniently finds himself in the same park as two suicide bombers. Not the description used for the book but it was the best way I could describe it without giving away any spoilers. Now if you’ve read this or aren’t bothered by spoilers, please continue reading and if you are the opposite, grab yourself a copy and then come back because it’s gonna get real spoiler-ry.

Kindle – https://www.amazon.com/Bishops-War-Bishop-Book-1-ebook/dp/B01C3NDZQC/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1522536263&sr=1-3&keywords=bishop%27s+war

Paperback – https://www.amazon.com/Bishops-War-Rafael-Amadeus-Hines/dp/0997091916/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1522536263&sr=1-3

Now onto the discussion…

Okay, so it took me a while to finish this book but I blame that on my full-time job. If I had the time I would have flown through this. Except for the few times I had to put it down because I couldn’t see through my tears.

Can we talk about the fact that this book made me cry five times? FIVE times. That is unheard of for me. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a crier but I don’t typically cry while reading books (if you’re thinking about Black by TL Smith that was an exception). This may have something to do with that fact that I typically read fluffy romances. In those books you don’t get a young guy who joins the army because he looks up to his cousin only to find himself in the wrong place at the wrong time when a suicide bomber strikes and said cousin has to amputate his leg and then he survives surgery has a general promote him to special forces in the hospital, gets a visit from the president who lets him know how proud of him he was, only to die moments after. That was a major spoiler. PS I’m fighting back tears as I write this.

I’m not the action girl, but I was all in with this book. This author had me so invested in these characters and I didn’t want it to stop. Okay, I did but that’s for a different reason.

It was graphic at points but I felt like it worked with the story. It’s a book about war so death is expected but I read this book with so much trepidation. I prayed over and over again that the author wouldn’t kill Chris (the younger cousin) and neither the author or God heard my prayers and that wasn’t even the first death that rocked me.

I honestly don’t even know how to put how I feel about this book into words. I loved the story. The authors writing style drew me right in. He made me love certain characters and hate others.

He made me cry. There are only two books on my ‘books that made me cry’ shelf and I’ve read a lot of books.

There was action, romance, humor, emotion. If this were a movie I would watch it again.

Plus, I never thought I would be happy about reading about someone getting eaten by a lion. I am not the violent type. Violence never solves anything, two wrongs don’t make a right, turn the other cheek and all that jazz. I subscribe to all of that but the scene where Meecham (very evil) gets his may have been one of my favorite scenes.

I easily gave this story five stars. This is just the first book in the series and as much as I loved this one I don’t think I will be able to read the second one. With the number of deaths I had to endure in this book, I just know that the author isn’t going to let up on me and I don’t think I can emotionally take it.

That’s all. I can’t go on because of the tears.

The next book up for discussion is…

Kindle – https://www.amazon.com/Alien-Delta-Thankful-Strother-ebook/dp/B00CF7LEWY/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1527206142&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=alien+in+the+delta&psc=1

Paperback – https://www.amazon.com/Alien-Delta-Thankful-Strother/dp/1479139025/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1527206142&sr=1-1-spons

Before you leave me, I am raising money to get my dog Samson a surgery on his tumors. Anything that you can give will be greatly appreciated. Click the link to donate https://www.gofundme.com/samsons-tumor-biopsy

Another thing, if you would like to become a patron and help me release my second book click the link. You can pledge as little as $1 http://www.patreon.com/TaQuandaCreates

Until next time…

Book Discussion – Lost And Found – The September Day Series – Book One

Hey lovebugs,

Back with another book discussion. As always if you haven’t yet read this book, go do so and come back so we can talk.

Kindle – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MRC34OM/ref=oh_aui_d_detailpage_o00_?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Paperback – https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Found-September-Day-1/dp/1944423176/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

So, Lost and Found is about September Day who has returned home after her husband and dog were killed by her stalker. She keeps herself secluded in her home and nothing gets her out unless it is an emergency. She does have to leave the house after her sister’s autistic son and service dog Shadow go missing in a blizzard.

By the chapter starring Shadow, I wasn’t sure what to make of this book. An entire chapter done from the point of view of an animal? I was pretty doubtful, but by the end, I was wondering if I could figure out what my own down was thinking of by his actions.

This story took me on a ride with its mystery surrounding the missing boy and dog as well as a group of people determined to stop some big secret from getting out.

This was unexpected for me. I wasn’t prepared to enjoy a book about that had parts of the story dedicated almost entirely to a dog, but I really did enjoy it. It was different and not done like you would expect. I would expect such a POV to be done as a children’s book. The author found a way to blend this POV and the thriller element together well.

I gave this book three stars because I did find myself skimming over a lot of the descriptions so that I could get to the rest of the story and finish. Unfortunately, a really good books makes me want to read everything that is on the page. This did not.

What did you guys think? Let me know in the comments.

The next book up for discussion is…

Kindle – https://www.amazon.com/Bishops-War-Bishop-Book-1-ebook/dp/B01C3NDZQC/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1522536263&sr=1-3&keywords=bishop%27s+war

Paperback – https://www.amazon.com/Bishops-War-Rafael-Amadeus-Hines/dp/0997091916/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1522536263&sr=1-3

Before you leave me, I am raising money to get my dog Samson a surgery on his tumors. Anything that you can give will be greatly appreciated. Click the link to donate https://www.gofundme.com/samsons-tumor-biopsy

Another thing, if you would like to become a patron and help me release my second book click the link. You can pledge as little as $1 http://www.patreon.com/TaQuandaCreates

Book Discussion – Larson: An Outlaw MC Bad Boy Romance

Hey Lovebugs,

Back with another discussion. If you haven’t read this book, go do so and come back so we can talk.

Larson – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33235410-larson

Now onto the discussion…

This book wasn’t good you guys. Just my honest opinion. This author has several books out of which none I’ve read and I’m not even sad about that. In fact, this book isn’t even available on Amazon at the moment. I hope it’s so that that author can go back to the drawing board and fix up this story.

It was written pretty amateur-ly yup, made that up, and I found myself shaking my head a lot.

The biggest problem I had was the dialog. It just wasn’t believable. I mean, I don’t know everyone in the world, but I find it hard to believe that anyone speaks the way these characters did. This was a novella so the story was a bit on the rushed side. It just wasn’t believable. Especially the ending.

The clown story was so overdone. I’m guessing at the time that this was written and released, it’s been sitting on my kindle for awhile, those clown stories were big. You know… the clowns that were running around scaring people. The author tried to capitalize on that but it was so overdone, I said that already, and it just became more annoying than attention-grabbing. I feel like there was a better way to pull of this semi “terrorists” storyline.

And the sex. Oh God. I have read a lot and I mean a lot of erotica in the last few months and none made me cringe as much as this book. It wasn’t sexy in the least. I’m guessing that is what the author was trying to accomplish but all it did was make me not want to read it. There is a way that you write sex scenes where they are entertaining and there is a way that you write them that makes you feel like you reading porn and poorly written porn. This was the latter.

It was as if the author read a few eroticas and thought “this is how it’s done. Throw in a bunch of c***s and p****s and gold.” I have never been so embarrassed to read a book before… aside from that menage book, you know the one.

I for one am glad that it’s over and I gave this one two stars… was I being too generous? Did you read it? What did you think?
Let me know in the comments.

The next book up for discussion is…

Kindle – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MRC34OM/ref=oh_aui_d_detailpage_o00_?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Paperback – https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Found-September-Day-1/dp/1944423176/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Before you leave me, I am raising money to get my dog Samson a surgery on his tumors. Anything that you can give will be greatly appreciated. Click the link to donate https://www.gofundme.com/samsons-tumor-biopsy

Another thing, if you would like to become a patron and help me release my second book click the link. You can pledge as little as $1 http://www.patreon.com/TaQuandaCreates

Book Discussion – Fame Is A Killer

Hey Lovebugs,

A friendly reminder, spoilers are a possibility, so if you haven’t yet read this book, go do so and come back so we can talk.

Kindle – https://www.amazon.com/Fame-Killer-Hope-Hadley-Mystery-ebook/dp/B01N4CI2RZ/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1521078060&sr=1-1&keywords=fame+is+a+killer

Paperback – https://www.amazon.com/Fame-Killer-Meredith-Potts/dp/1541055330/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1521078060&sr=1-1

Now onto the discussion…

So, I didn’t hate this book, but I didn’t love it. Hope Hadley is a forty-year-old actress with a hit TV show where she plays an amateur detective. Her show is canceled because of her age and her boyfriend breaks up with her for pretty much the same reason. When she becomes a suspect in his murder, she decides to use what she learned from years of playing a detective to find the real killer.

This book had all the makings of a small Hallmark or Lifetime movie. It was cute, a bit predictable and super corny. The dialogue wasn’t very realistic. I think if there is a killer on the lose and someone with zero training in finding them would be putting themselves in serious danger. Yet, somehow Hope seemed to be perfectly safe. It was way too easy for her to solve the case without hitting too many obstacles.

I also didn’t like how the author put so much emphasis on Hope’s age. Especially since in Hollywood there are definitely people still working after they’ve turned forty. Mariska Hagitay, for example, is still very much leading Law & Order and there are no talks of replacing her with a younger model. it just wasn’t believable.

I gave this book three stars because it wasn’t horrible but it definitely could have been flushed out better. It was written more as a comedy and not the mystery that it is classified as.

Did you guys read it? What did you think? Let me know in the comments.

The next book up for discussion is…

Larson – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33235410-larson

Before you leave me, I am raising money to get my dog Samson a surgery on his tumors. Anything that you can give will be greatly appreciated. Click the link to donate https://www.gofundme.com/samsons-tumor-biopsy

Another thing, if you would like to become a patron and help me release my second book click the link. You can pledge as little as $1 http://www.patreon.com/TaQuandaCreates

Love, Peace, & Chicken Grease.