Review: It Takes Two by Jenny Holiday

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I don’t usually give 2 stars, especially when it’s a trope that I love–best friend’s brother to lovers. But there’s just something so wrong with this book that I didn’t enjoy reading it at all. I even flipped the pages just so I could get to the end, and even then, it wasn’t satisfying at all.

The role reversal was refreshing though–Noah was the serial monogamist, while Wendy didn’t believe in relationships–but even that failed to save this story.

So, what went wrong?
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Cover Love: It Takes Two by Jenny Holiday

I love this cover! I haven’t opened the virtual pages yet, and this cover already has me salivating and itching to get into it.

Why does this cover catch my attention?

  1. The book features an Asian heroine and the cover reflects that.
  2. I love that the two of them looks to be having fun and enjoying their togetherness, and if I know Jenny Holiday, the story would reflect that, too.
  3. Oooh, the guy!
  4. I love the mix of colors that result in a cover that is visually appealing!

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Review: Zero Hour by Megan Erickson

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Think geek heroes are boring? Let ZERO HOUR change your mind. It’s a gritty, pageturning, thrilling ride into the world of cyber romantic suspense with hackers and high-octane action!

Roarke gathered a crew together to avenge his brother’s murder, but he never wanted to involve Wren, the woman who had the power to tie him up in knots. But Wren got an in with the villain, and it would’ve saved them work and time if she used that connection, so Roarke reluctantly allowed her to join them, not that he could’ve stopped her. But what he didn’t know was that Wren had a personal revenge mission of her own…

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Review: One and Only by Jenny Holiday

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Another superb offering from Jenny Holiday!

It’s no secret that I love Jenny Holiday’s books (49th Floor Novels). So it’s an auto-reflex to snatch this one up, especially when the hero and heroine promised to deliver sparks of the clashing kind. I’m happy to report that the author exceeds expectations and more. Jenny Holiday is a superb storyteller and she presents the romantic journey of Cam and Jane in a clear manner that is every bit as thrilling and fulfilling as her previous books. Not only do Cam and Jane develop as a couple, but their individual ARCs were fulfilled as well.

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Review: Dearest Rogue by Elizabeth Hoyt

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HE CAN GUARD HER

Lady Phoebe Batten is pretty, vivacious, and yearning for a social life befitting the sister of a powerful duke. But because she is almost completely blind, her overprotective brother insists that she have an armed bodyguard by her side at all times-the very irritating Captain Trevillion.

FROM EVERY DANGER

Captain James Trevillion is proud, brooding, and cursed with a leg injury from his service in the King’s dragoons. Yet he can still shoot and ride like the devil, so watching over the distracting Lady Phoebe should be no problem at all-until she’s targeted by kidnappers.

BUT PASSION ITSELF

Caught in a deadly web of deceit, James must risk life and limb to save his charge from the lowest of cads-one who would force Lady Phoebe into a loveless marriage. But while they’re confined to close quarters for her safekeeping, Phoebe begins to see the tender man beneath the soldier’s hard exterior . . . and the possibility of a life-and love-she never imagined possible.

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Rating: 4 stars

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#NewRelease and #Giveaway : Soulbound by Kristen Callihan (@Kris10Callihan @ForeverRomance)

I have been eagerly awaiting this book and now it’s here!

Once two souls are joined . . .

When Adam’s soul mate rejected him, there was more at stake than his heart. After seven hundred years of searching, his true match would have ended the curse that keeps his spirit in chains. But beautiful, stubborn Eliza May fled-and now Adam is doomed to an eternity of anguish, his only hope for salvation gone . . .

Their hearts will beat together forever

No matter how devilishly irresistible Adam was, Eliza couldn’t stand the thought of relinquishing her freedom forever. So she escaped. But she soon discovers she is being hunted-by someone far more dangerous. The only man who can help is the one man she vowed never to see again. Now Adam’s kindness is an unexpected refuge, and Eliza finds that some vows are made to be broken . . .

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Excitedly Anticipating…Next in Series #1: Soulbound by Kristen Callihan (@Kris10Callihan @ForeverRomance)

I can’t believe we’re up to book 6 in the Darkest London series!

Based on my reading, I think the author just planned for one book, but when it became a hit and readers clamored for more, then books 2 and 3 and etc came into being. Why do I say this? I’m not an expert, of course, but usually, if it’s a planned series, authors would leave clues in book 1 that would be revealed to be something bigger in succeeding books. This is not the case here.

In any case, it doesn’t matter, because we’re here, coming up to book #6, SOULBOUND, out on February 24.

Once two souls are joined . . .

When Adam’s soul mate rejected him, there was more at stake than his heart. After seven hundred years of searching, his true match would have ended the curse that keeps his spirit in chains. But beautiful, stubborn Eliza May fled-and now Adam is doomed to an eternity of anguish, his only hope for salvation gone…

Their hearts will beat together forever

 No matter how devilishly irresistible Adam was, Eliza couldn’t stand the thought of relinquishing her freedom forever. So she escaped. But she soon discovers she is being hunted-by someone far more dangerous. The only man who can help is the one man she vowed never to see again. Now Adam’s kindness is an unexpected refuge, and Eliza finds that some vows are made to be broken . . .

Darkest London Series: (Read my reviews!)

0.5 Ember
1. Firelight
2. Moonglow
3. Winterblaze
3.5 Entwined
4. Shadowdance
5. Evernight

Except for Moonglow, I like all the other stories, but especially books #1, 3 and 4. Why do I like Moonglow least? The sisters–the three heroines of the first three books–have these awesome powers, but in Moonglow, the heroine Daisy barely got the chance to manifest her talent. It further solidifies my theory above.

But don’t take my word for it. Go read them and decide for yourself!