9/14/2014

Mystery Review: Celebrity in Death by JD Robb

Celebrity in Death (In Death, #34)
Celebrity in Death by JD Robb
Series: In Death #34
Rating: 4 stars
Published February 21st 2012 by Piatkus Books
Genres: Mystery
Format: audiobook
Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
Source: bought
Her career in homicide has taken her into the darkest depths of New York City’s underground - and sometimes Lieutenant Eve Dallas feels more comfortable in those kinds of places than in the high-rise, high-society world of her billionaire husband, Roarke. But while she’s no party girl, she’s managing to have a reasonably good time at the celebrity-packed bash celebrating the debut of The Icove Agenda. This time it’s Eve, not Roarke, who’s a guest of honor, since the film is based on one of her famous cases. Her partner, Peabody, is practically giddy over rubbing shoulders with Hollywood royalty. Eve, on the other hand, is more likely to roll her eyes than have stars in them. But she has to admit it’s a little spooky seeing the actress playing her, who looks almost like her long-lost twin. Not as unsettling, though, as seeing K. T. Harris, the actress who plays Peabody - drowned in the lap pool on the roof of the director’s luxury building. Talented but rude, and widely disliked, K.T. had made an embarrassing scene during dinner. She clearly liked being the center of attention. Now she’s at the center of a crime scene - and Eve is more than ready to get out of her high heels and strap on her holster, to step into the role she was born to play: cop.
I have no idea how Eve manages to have a normal life when we she has to investigate a murder during a dinner party, again. But this time the plot was a little more dark and of course a serial killer was in the middle of it. It's amazing the number of serial killers and conspiracies Eve has to deal with.

The big Icove case is now turning into a movie and Eve was having a great dinner with the actors and producers when Harris died. She was detective Peabody in the movie and a real bitch out of it. Eve had a hard time understanding the real Harris and coming to terms for the reason someone would want her death.

I really liked some of those new people. Roarke was great and helped a lot in this case as always, but Peabody had a difficult time with the victim not being a good person. The plot was really good, but the serial killer angle for me was a little overkill.

Other books in this series

#1 – Naked in death
#2 – Glory in death
#3 – Immortal in death
#4 – Rapture in death
#5 – Ceremony in death
#6 – Vengeance in death
#7 – Holiday in death
#7.5 – Midnight in death
#8 – Conspiracy in death
#9 – Loyalty in death
#10 – Witness in death
#11 – Judgment in death
#12 – Betrayal in death
#12.5 – Interlude in death
#13 – Seduction in death
#14 – Reunion in death
#15 – Purity in death
#16 – Portrait in death
#17 – Imitation in death
#17.5 – Big Jack
#18 – Divided in death
#19 – Visions in death
#20 – Survivor in death
#21 – Origin in death
#22 – Memory in death
#22.5 – Haunted in death
#23 – Born in death
#24 – Innocent in death
#24.5 – Eternity in death
#25 – Creation in death
#26 – Strangers in death
#27 – Salvation in death
#27.5 – Ritual in death
#28 – Promises in death
#29 – Kindred in death 

#29.5 – Missing in death
#30 – Fantasy in death
#31 – Indulgence in death
#31.5 – Possession in death
#32 – Treachery in death
#33 – New York to Dallas
#33.5 – Chaos in death
#34 – Celebrity in death
#35 – Delusion in death
#36 – Calculated in death
#37 – Thankless in death
#37.5 – Taken in Death
#38 – Concealed in Death
#39 - Festive in Death (Expected publication: September 1st 2014)   

9/11/2014

Romance Review: The Nanny Proposition by Rachel Bailey

The Nanny Proposition
The Nanny Proposition by Rachel Bailey
Series: Billionaires and Babies 
Rating: 4 stars
Published August 1st 2014 by Harlequin
Genres: Romance
Format: ebook
Length: 192 pages
Source: bought
Two babies…one scandalous secret!
Discovering he's the father of an orphaned newborn rocks botanist Liam Hawke's world. But that's where nanny Jenna Peters fits in—a single mother herself, she immediately works her magic on his newborn daughter. Soon Liam himself can't resist being spellbound by this beauty.
Jenna tries to keep her irresistible boss at arm's length but it's a losing battle. Once Liam finds out who she really is, she'll have to say goodbye to the man she loves and their unconventional family…unless the seductive single dad makes her a proposition this undercover princess can't refuse!

9/09/2014

Paranormal Review: Crave the Night by Lara Adrian

Crave The Night (Midnight Breed, #12)
Crave the Night by Lara Adrian
Series: Midnight Breed #12
Rating: 4 stars
Published August 5th 2014 by Delacorte Press
Genres: paranormal
Format: eARC
Length: 288 pages
Source: NetGalley
Born and raised to be an emotionless killing machine, Nathan is one of the most lethal Breed vampires in existence. A key member of the Order—an elite group of warriors charged with protecting both mortals and vampires—Nathan executes each mission with flawless precision and a total lack of mercy. Now he must pursue a powerful, hidden enemy. But Nathan’s hard discipline and training are no match for the fierce pull he feels toward a young woman he has no right to desire—a woman of wealth and high social standing who has long been promised to another Breed male, and who may also prove to be the key to rooting out Nathan’s elusive quarry.
Jordana lives a life of glittering privilege as a member of a prominent Breed family in Boston. Surrounded by fine things and fawning admirers, Jordana wants for nothing—until she crosses paths with a dark, intense warrior from the Order and finds herself swept into an impulsive, sizzling kiss that neither of them will forget. As much as she tries to deny her deep feelings for Nathan, Jordana cannot resist the craving to be near him, to break through his forbidding walls and see the man he truly is. But getting close to Nathan will thrust Jordana into a treacherous new world, forcing her to risk all she has and all she knows about herself and her past. And loving this seductive man could be the most dangerous temptation of all.
I loved Nathan and this book made a huge difference for this series. The new path is looking very mysterious and dark, but I loved the way Jordana is a very important part and how Nathan proved to be a dark hero. 

I loved this couple, but the best part for me was seeing all those old faces. These vampires are super cute now years after they first fell in love. Nathan was acting all lone and broody, but he got some great help with Hunter and all the others that had already been through all this before. 

I'm trying really hard not to spoiler the entire, but this series is very compact and you need to follow to really understand what's going on, but it's so worth it. Even after all those books there's still news things happening every book. 

Other books in this series


#0.5 – A Touch of Midnight
#1 – Kiss of Midnight
#2 – Kiss of Crimson
#3 – Midnight Awakening
#4 – Midnight Rising
#5 – Veil of Midnight
#6 – Ashes of Midnight
#7 – Shades of Midnight
#8 – Taken by Midnight
#9 – Deeper than Midnight
#9.5 – A Taste of Midnight
#10 – Darker After Midnight

#11 – Edge of Dawn
#11.5 - Marked by Midnight
#12 – Crave the Night

I received this book from NetGalley and Delacorte Press in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

9/07/2014

Paranormal Review: Marked by Midnight by Lara Adrian

Marked by Midnight (Midnight Breed #11.5)
Marked by Midnight by Lara Adrian
Series: Midnight Breed #11.5
Rating: 4 stars
Published June 30th 2014 by Lara Adrian, LLC
Genres: paranormal
Format: ebook
Length: 146 pages
Source: bought
Determined to solve a string of brutal slayings in London, vampire warrior Mathias Rowan is forced to seek the help of Nova, a fiery tattoo artist who ignites an unexpected, yet undeniable, passion in the grim Order enforcer. 
Nova’s shadowy connections and dark talents may be Mathias’s best hope of unmasking a treacherous enemy . . . but falling for a woman with her dangerous past will risk both their hearts and their lives.
 I think Mathias deserved a bigger book, he was a great guy and we have a short story for him. Nova's past wasn't really clear, so I think we could have some more of this plot coming in the next few books. This was also the first book setting in Europa after the big revelation and we see that people is still in fear, but the corruption is present till now.

They made a different couple, but I liked the way Nova sees Mathias as a perfect knight. He sure does always comes to save everyone in the end. This was a good little story.

Other books in this series


#0.5 – A Touch of Midnight
#1 – Kiss of Midnight
#2 – Kiss of Crimson
#3 – Midnight Awakening
#4 – Midnight Rising
#5 – Veil of Midnight
#6 – Ashes of Midnight
#7 – Shades of Midnight
#8 – Taken by Midnight
#9 – Deeper than Midnight
#9.5 – A Taste of Midnight
#10 – Darker After Midnight

#11 – Edge of Dawn
#11.5 - Marked by Midnight
#12 – Crave the Night

9/06/2014

Romance Review: Uncovering Her Nine Month Secret by Jennie Lucas

Uncovering Her Nine Month Secret
Uncovering Her Nine Month Secret by Jennie Lucas
Rating: 4 stars
Published July 15th 2014 by Harlequin
Genres: Romance
Format: eARC
Length: 192 pages
Source: NetGalley
He broke down my defenses as if they were paper. One dark, unfathomable glance from Alejandro, the notorious Duke of Alzacar, and I was his. It was only later that I realized why he'd seduced me, and I had no choice but to flee.
Nine months on, he's found me. No matter how my body and my heart react to him, I can never let the duke take our son away from me. But Alejandro will stop at nothing. I just have one card left to play...

9/04/2014

Romance Review: The Ultimate Playboy by Maya Blake

The Ultimate Playboy (21st Century Gentleman's Club #1)
The Ultimate Playboy by Maya Blake
Series: 21st Century Gentleman's Club #1
Rating: 
Published June 17th 2014 by Harlequin
Genres: romance
Format: eARC
Length: 192 pages
Source: NetGalley
A virgin in the lion's den...
Tonight at the gaming tables of the impossibly exclusive gentleman's club Q Virtus ruthless billionaire Narciso Valentino is finally about to destroy his enemy. But one look at the club's curvaceous hostess assigned to see to his every need and he's willing to delay the moment of satisfaction - for another kind altogether....
Talented chef Ruby Trevelli is there to force Narciso to save her business - not give him her virginity. Yet beneath that lethally sexy exterior is a tortured man who believes himself beyond redemption, and Ruby is soon facing the ultimate temptation - with the ultimate playboy!

9/03/2014

Romance Review: Playboy's Lesson by Melanie Milburne

Playboy's Lesson
Playboy's Lesson by Melanie Milburne
Series: The Chatsfield #2
Rating: 4 stars
Published June 1st 2014 by Mills & Boon Special Release
Genres: Romance
Format: ebook
Length: 192 pages
Source: bought
Lucca Chatsfield has one simple motto: no rings, no strings. Adored wherever he goes, he has yet to meet a woman who can resist him. Until he's sent to the small principality of Preitalle and meets his greatest challenge ever….
Poised and polished, princess Charlotte does not do drama. The very last person she needs interfering in her life is this reckless playboy! Lottie is determined to resist Lucca's seduction, but his charm is potent, and practically perfect Lottie finds herself risking everything for just one more touch….
Welcome to The Chatsfield, Monte Carlo!
This was a cute story, but I can't understand Charlotte. Yes she suffered, not that much because her father made sure nobody heard anything, but she chose to live like a commoner and dressed in potato bags kinda clothes, just to make things easier and the paparazzo forget about her. But her family is monarchy so things would be difficult no matter what and she needs to learn how to stand up and speak up. Her sister treated her like a maid and was super spoiled, but she still thinks the world about her family. Go figure.

I loved Lucca. He sure knows what he wants in life and made damn sure to get it. So he was a great guy to show Lottie how to get on with life and make the best of the world they both were born in it.

Other books in this series

#2 - Playboy's Lesson
#3 - Socialite's Gamble
#4 - Billionaire's Secret
#5 - Tycoon's Temptation
#6 - Rival's Challenge
#7 - Rebel's Bargain (Expected publication: October 2014)
#8 - Heiress's Defiance (Expected publication: November 2014)

9/02/2014

Romance Review: The Texan's Twins by Pamela Britton

The Texan's Twins (Texas Rodeo Barons, #3)
The Texan's Twins by Pamela Britton
Series: Texas Rodeo Barons #3
Rating: 4 stars
Published September 2nd 2014 by Harlequin
Genres: romance
Format: eARC
Length: 224 pages
Source: NetGalley
Definitely Not Daddy Material!
Jasmine Marks is focused and hardworking, and when she took a job as engineer for Baron Energies, she left behind her support network. Now, the burden of caring for her twin girls is all on her, and she doesn't have time for a dilettante playboy like Jet Baron. Besides, she needs her job, and she can't blow it by getting involved with the boss's son.
On the surface, Jet Barron is a dabbler, dropping into work one day and riding rodeo the next. But when he makes his mind up, he goes for it, full-out. He knows a lot more than anyone suspects, about the oil business, about women. And this woman needs someone to count on—which will be Jet, if he gets his way.

8/31/2014

Romance Review: Rodeo Rebel by Donna Alward

Rodeo Rebel by Donna Alward
Series: Texas Rodeo Barons #0.5
Rating: 4 stars
Published June 2nd 2014 by Harlequin American Romance
Genres: Romance
Format: ebook
Length: 62 pages
Source: bought
As the first female bull rider in her circuit, Megan Robertson needs to focus. But all she can think about is her ex, Pax Lantry. Megan knew their paths would cross again she just wasn't prepared for the effect it would have on her. More surprising than the old heartache is the jolt of pure attraction she still feels for him.
Even after five years, Pax has never gotten over Megan. All it takes is seeing her, just once, for him to know that their connection is as strong as ever. But he's committed to his family's ranch and Meg has her own demanding career. It seems as if Pax and Megan have moved on, so why can't they let each other go?

8/30/2014

Paranormal Review: Edge of Dawn by Lara Adrian

Edge of Dawn (Midnight Breed, #11)
Edge of Dawn by Lara Adrian
Series: Midnight Breed #11
Rating: 4 stars
Published February 21st 2013 by Delacorte Press
Genres: Paranormal
Format: eARC
Length: 313 pages
Source: NetGalley
Twenty years after the terror of First Dawn—when mankind learned that vampires lived secretly among them—the threat of violence reigns as the two species struggle to coexist. The only group preserving the fragile harmony is the Order, an elite cadre of Breed warriors dedicated to protecting humans and vampires alike. And in this precarious world of torn loyalties and shattered trust, Mira, a fiery squad captain, finds that every fight bears an intensely personal cost.
Raised among the Order, Mira has always believed in the warrior’s code of swift—and even lethal—justice. But the one thing she desires more than the Order’s hard-won acceptance is Kellan Archer, a sexy but troubled Breed fighter. In love with him since childhood, Mira once broke through his tough exterior during an unexpected night of rapture, but the next day he mysteriously disappeared, never to return.
Kellan didn’t think he would ever see Mira again—or have to confront the truth of why he left. After abandoning the Order years ago, he now leads a band of human rebels intent on carrying out their own vigilante rule of law. Yet a high-profile kidnapping assignment brings him face-to-face with the past he sought to avoid, and the striking woman he has tried desperately to forget. And as tensions mount and the risk of bloodshed grows, Kellan and Mira must take sides—between the competing missions that dominate their lives, and the electrifying passion that claims their hearts.
This series is a favorite of mine, but when suddenly twenty years passed and I got the feeling those vampires that I loved would disappear, it made me sad. But we actually see them all, the world it's different now that vampires live among the humans everyone knows, but Dragos made a huge mess by freeing those monsters and the humans are definitely afraid. Understandable if you ask me. 

It took me some time to understand and connect who everyone was now after twenty years from the big event. We now have mostly the second generation, the kids from those couples we came to love saving the world. Sometimes we still have a little of meddling, but mostly the famous are now in positions of power and now the Order is trying to keep everyone save. 

I liked Mira, but Kellan was a blank at first. Took me some time to like him again, maybe because he was never one of my favorites. They made a cute couple and I liked the way he was still trying to keep the world save even after the way he left the Order.

Other books in this series


#0.5 – A Touch of Midnight
#1 – Kiss of Midnight
#2 – Kiss of Crimson
#3 – Midnight Awakening
#4 – Midnight Rising
#5 – Veil of Midnight
#6 – Ashes of Midnight
#7 – Shades of Midnight
#8 – Taken by Midnight
#9 – Deeper than Midnight
#9.5 – A Taste of Midnight
#10 – Darker After Midnight

#11 – Edge of Dawn
#12 – Crave the Night

I received this book from NetGalley and Delacorte Press in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.