Bearly in Control (Shifter Undercover, #1)

Bearly in Control
Bearly in Control by Milly Taiden

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the first book of Ms. Taiden’s Shifter Undercover Series.

As the first one, were are given glimpse of the people that will be in the following books, However, the ending of this book left me hanging.

A man with no memory, someone that has the ability to control shifters and an Agency. that is not known to human society.

The over theme is perfectly established ~which is nice ~ but the book itself was a bit of a let down in the end.

Charli, is one heck of a human. I like her ability. Its is one of those abilities that is really nifty to have. Then again, it is dangerous, because she needs to touch the animal involve before speaking to them. Barry? i can’t really say. He had no memory and so far, the way he was introduce is one like wow!

Overall, it was a really good start. It leaves you wondering what will happen to the next book and when will Barry regain his memory. However, i do hope that it will happen around book two rather than the latter part of the series.

Hope to read the next book again.


~ARC is from NetGalley~

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Blood Vow (Kyn #1)

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Blood Vow (Vampire Warrior Romance) by Mina Carter

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was given a ARC. However, i just around reading it just now.

I love the way Ms. Carter writes her stories. Simple yet fulfilling. I am actually hoping for another book in this series.

From the start to the end of the book, it made me happy. I mean, i was feeling really gloomy today, and reading her book made things easy for me.

There is not much to say. But i look forward to reading another book from this new series of hers.

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Tempest in the Highlands (The Scottish Relic Trilogy #3)

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Book Blurb:

Miranda MacDonnell is on the run. When she inherited a mysterious relic from her mother, she had no idea the dangers it would bring. Now hunted by a relentless foe who will stop at nothing to find her, she has one choice: stow away on the ship of the notorious privateer, Black Hawk.

Rob Hawkins, the half-English privateer known as Black Hawk, has a mission from the Tudor king to find and kill the rogue commander, Sir Ralph Evers. To complete his quest, Hawk must find Miranda, a young woman Evers is pursuing. Caught in a tempest, he is shipwrecked with a “boy” who demonstrates an uncanny ability for saving him. Cast away on the mysterious Isle of the Dead, Hawk realizes that the “boy” traveling with him is actually Miranda MacDonnell and having her means that Evers will come to him. What begins as a ploy —using her as bait—soon changes, however, as he falls in love with her.

Ancient forces are at work, drawing the four possessors of the relic’s power to the Isle of the Dead in the Outer Hebrides for a final battle where good must overcome the forces of evil in this spectacular finale to the Scottish Relic Trilogy.

The Review:

~An ARC was given to be by the publisher and was made available via NetGalley. ~

This is the last book of The Scottish Relic Trilogy, and this is one good ending for me.

A healer, a psychometric, and a seer, then a person one that can communicate with the dead. Four pieces of relic, when combined, grants the holder a power like no other.

A fascinating, and a well-rounded story, set in a timeline where people are afraid of the things they do not understand. For me, it is hard to manipulate if you are on the 1500 timeline. People are afraid and most of them would condemn people who have abilities, like the characters in this series. And yet, I find myself fascinated on how this was made.

We have a basic theme, and three individual personal problem per character. It should be overwhelming, but it wasn’t. The last book fixed it.

I like Miranda. Her spirit and the way her personality was created. The way she did her best to save Rob because their fate was interconnected was full of hardship. Rob on the other hand, well, he is an assassin of the crown so, there is much to tell. However, I like how he was trying to understand what is happening and doing his best to survive for the both of them. Being in the marooned in the island where the Relic is supposed to be destroyed, I am amaze of his trust on Miranda.

The appearance of the rest of the previous people on boo one and two also helped with me liking the book. The conclusion of the book was really good and it did not leave any stone un-turned. I am happy that I was able to read this series. I have my reservations, but as I progress in each book, I am captivated on the world the author has written.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Below in an  excerpt of the book.

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One moment, Miranda was gasping for more air. The next, her very existence depended on how close she could get to him. The touch of his lips freed her mind and made her body soar. The tension gripping her limbs and her lungs melted away in an instant. She shivered involuntarily and her arms tightened around his neck.

Hawk’s mouth moved back and forth over her burning lips, urging them to open. Surrendering to his silent demand, she parted her lips. She heard the groan deep in his throat as he took a fistful of her hair and his tongue plunged deep into the soft recesses of her mouth.

A silent thrill of desire raced through her. She’d never been kissed by a man before. But right now, all fears were forgotten. The trap in which they found themselves became trivial. Miranda allowed the rising hunger she had for him to erupt within her.

Lost in the seductive play of his tongue, the heat of his embrace, and his roaming hand, she responded with passion.

He lifted her higher in his arms and pulled her legs around his hips.

Her body ached for his touch, her heart pounded, and her mind whirled in the closeness of his embrace. Miranda gave another low moan of surrender as he deepened the kiss.

She didn’t know for how long they were lost in the kiss, but when he tore his mouth away, he was as breathless as she had been.

“This is a dangerous game we’ve started,” he said.

She understood what he was saying. It was impossible to not feel his erection pressing against her. Unwrapping her legs from his waist, she tried to float away, but his arm around her waist kept her close.

“I don’t mean to scare you off,” he said. “But you’re too beautiful, too tempting, and I’m a man.” Hawk released his hold on the wall, and they floated together. His gaze never left her face. “But I want you to know you can trust me.”

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Author Bio

Authors Nikoo and Jim McGoldrick (writing as May McGoldrick) weave emotionally satisfying tales of love and danger. Publishing under the names of May McGoldrick and Jan Coffey, these authors have written thirty-five novels and works of nonfiction for Penguin Putnam, Mira, HarperCollins, Entangled, and Heinemann. Nikoo, an engineer, also conducts frequent workshops on writing and publishing and serves as a Resident Author. Jim holds a Ph.D. in Medieval and Renaissance literature and teaches English in northwestern Connecticut.

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The Rebel of Clan Kincaid

The Rebel of Clan Kincaid
The Rebel of Clan Kincaid by Lily Blackwood

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

~An ARC was given to me by the publisher and I was able to read it via NetGalley. ~

The opening of the book was actually the ending of book one. So if you read The Beast, you will be able to understand why I am hyped about this.

The story of the book has the same plot with the previous one. Revenge. However, this time, it is more personal. Being in the same shoes as what happened to him,  you would definitely understand where he is coming from. He was not actually thinking on how to do it, but more likely “let’s see…”  kind of thinking. I like how his mind works. How he wanted to do the things he wanted. Yes, there was too much hatred, but he knew how to channel it. I was actually pretty surprise on how things to shaped up with Magnus. After being ignored for a long time, those events happened. And it helped him along the way. I was actually happy that there was less bloodshed on the last part. I hate war, it kills many people.

Tara, on the other hand was merely a pawn. And it is good to know that Magnus was the one who wed her. It might seem too personal way to get revenge. But as you read Magnus’ thoughts, you will definitely know that even he was not expecting it.

I like the ending of the book. It was such a fitting way to end his story. Well, both of their story actually.

Hence four stars.
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The Hero (Sons of Texas, #1)

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Book Blurb:

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THE HERO’S HOMECOMING

Owen Loughman is a highly-decorated Navy SEAL who has a thirst for action. But there’s one thing he hasn’t been able to forget – his high school sweetheart, Natalie. After over a decade away, Owen is returned home to the ranch in Texas for a dangerous new mission that puts him face-to-face with Natalie and an outside menace that threatens everything he holds dear. He’ll risk it all to keep Natalie safe – and win her heart. . . .

Natalie Dixon has had a lifetime of heartache since Owen was deployed. Fourteen years and one bad marriage later, she finds herself mixed up with the Loughman’s again. With her life on the line against an enemy she can’t fight alone, it’s Owen’s strong shoulders, smoldering eyes, and sensuous smile that she turns to. When danger closes in, she holds close to the only man she’s ever loved…

The Review: 

~ARC was given by the publisher~

This is a new series from Ms. Grant. I like her PNR series, and I was actually wondering if she can carry that magic with a romantic thriller. And…somehow it did.

We have a common plot, three hunky brothers, and a good theme going on. So, I guess it will worked.

I like the start of this new series of hers. It has all the elements of a good TR thing going on. A love that was true, yet divided by terrible circumstances. Somehow, Owen has already made up his mind to win Natalie back. It was a touch and go love story for me. Don’t get me wrong, I love how this starts, but with the events happening simultaneously there are some lines that you tend to read over again. I was able to read a book like this, so I had to skip the same lines as I go along.

I was more focused on the reason why the brothers were brought together, rather than the love story. It gave me a new outlook on what to expect with this series of hers.

Hence a 4 out 5 star rating.  The narration, lets us just say that I find it confusing but necessary.

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Donna Grant has been praised for her “totally addictive” and “unique and sensual” stories. Her latest acclaimed series, Dark Kings, features a thrilling combination of dragons, Fae, and immortal Highlanders who are dark, dangerous, and irresistible. She lives with her two children and an assortment of animals in Texas.

 

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