Wednesday, July 10, 2013

If It Fornicates by L.A. Witt and Aleksandr Voinov


Market Garden - Book 4

More adventures with Nick and Spencer! I love these two. To me they're like the odd couple but perfectly matched. *LOL* I know, makes no sense, but they are. 

Honestly? The only problem I had with this volume of Market Garden is the ultimate conclusion. It satisfied the romantic side of me completely, but the intrigued side of me wanted to see how Nick and Spencer could make things work without Nick having to give up his Market Garden career. The solution to the couple's problems left me thinking it was a bit of a cop-out. Is it really impossible for a sex worker to find emotional happiness, get their HEA, while keeping their 'day' job? 

That disappointed me. But the writing was stellar! Magic happens when L.A. and Aleksandr write together. It's like watching a great dancing couple, to read one of their books. This is the reason why, instead of giving If It Fornicates 3 stars because of the resolution, I gave it 4 stars

Saturday, July 6, 2013

The Flesh Cartel - Loyalities by Rachel Haimowitz and Heidi Belleau


The Flesh Cartel - Book 8

Well first off, I think readers might be losing sight of what this series is. It's NOT romance, it's NOT erotica, it's a mind-fucking psycho-sexual story. For either - never mind both - Mat and Dougie to emerge from this as anything approaching who they were at the beginning would be a fairy tale of the most huge proportions. 

That being said, the most interesting thing about this installment was the step into the starring limelight that our quiet right-hand man, Roger, takes. VERY intersting. Jeremy the cook, as well, had some interesting tidbits to add to the picture. Nikolai... what will he do next. Mat... Dougie... what will their next decisions be and will THEY be making them or having them made for them. 

Fascinating... utterly fascinating.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Forever Promised by Amy Lane


Promises - Book 4

Five minutes ago, I finished Forever Promised and I am still weeping. :) First thing I did was tweet wonderful Amy to thank her for such simple beauty, then I blew my nose again. I LOVED this book and I LOVE this series and while I am so very sad that the series is over, it's one of those happy-sad things because the series came to such a perfect circle with Promise Rock right in the center of it.

(And I read so slowly, savoring every paragraph, wanting it to last forever.) 

All of our favourites are here, every last one of them takes the stage and has their time in the sun, so to speak. My favourite of all my favourites has always been and always will be that little diva Mikhail. I love him and I love how he loves his cop and everyone else. 

Tears, Lord, I shed a lot of them reading this book - sad ones AND happy ones. And tears shed just because the telling of the tale was so beautiful. :) The last quarter of the book was read through misty eyes.

And the last line... THE LAST LINE! The ultimate perfect way to close the curtain on our beloved people. (And now I'm reaching for another kleenex.) So, thank you again, Amy, for writing the stories of these most awesome characters and sharing them with us. You did them proud. :)