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Reading in the Dark

I'm a bookworm, hiker, warrior and tyrant. I read all genres of romance. When not reading, you can find me engaged in general acts of mischief, trolling museums and daydreaming.

Neanderthal Seeks Human: A Smart Romance  - Penny Reid

Overall Rating - 4
Hero - 4 - basic good guy
Heroine - 4 - the trivial stuff that floated around in her head was a hoot

Laugh Factor - 4 - I had some laugh out loud moments

Sob Factor - 0 - no tears in this one

Angst Factor - 3 - heroine was back and forth on what she wanted quite a bit
Romance - 4 - slow build, not insta-love
Heat Level - 2 - talk of doing it, thoughts of doing it, all fade to black
Ending - 4 - not a cliffhanger - nice HEA

Finally getting things figured out here.

Phoenix - Raine Anthony It was...ok. Didn't feel the connection between the H/h at all. Something was missing.


Strangers - A.L. Parks Totally boring.

Dear Adam

Dear Adam - Ava Zavora Cliffhanger. I'm so tired of reading a book that doesn't finish.

The Tied Man (The Tied Man, #1)

The Tied Man (The Tied Man, #1) - Tabitha McGowan One scene was really over the top messed up. Otherwise, pretty good. Dark.

Motorcycle Man (Dream Man, #4)

Motorcycle Man (Dream Man, #4) - Kristen Ashley

You know that saying that goes "the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results"?


That's me with Kristen Ashley books. I'm nuts.


I really liked the first couple of ones I read. Then they started turning into what felt like the same shit over and over again. Characters cut from the same mold. Guys saying "yeah" at the end of sentences. Mainly after "you feel me?" Yeah?


And I kept occasionally buying high rated ones thinking "THIS time, it will be different."


Not so.


And I really bonked myself in the forehead with this one after the umpteenth time reading Tack talk about Tyra's greedy pussy. You feel me? Yeah?


DNF at 50%.


I know I'm in the minority here. But I guess as old as I am, I'm still a bit of a rebel. Or I'm just insane.

True Love Story

True Love Story - Willow Aster DNF at 50%. Just not feeling it.
The Bronze Horseman  - Paullina Simons Haven't cried over a book in awhile. This goes on my favorites list. Although it was excellent, I can't recall loathing another character more than I do Dimitri Chernenko.

Creed (Unfinished Hero, #2)

Creed (Unfinished Hero, #2) - Kristen Ashley Found myself skimming through the second half. I know I'm not the popular opinion when it comes to my rating. However, a lot of the characters in the books I've read by this author are all starting to seem the same. I wish I had counted the amount of f-bombs dropped. Might have been more entertaining.
Boycotts & Barflies - Victoria Michaels Almost a dnf. Alot of childishness that I couldn't get into. Ended up skimming through the second half.

Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1)

Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1) - Susan Ee Awesome.

Captive in the Dark (The Dark Duet, #1)

Captive in the Dark - C.J. Roberts 4.5 stars - very dark, but quite good. I couldn't put it down.
Annie's Song - Catherine Anderson

Huh.  This book has some great reviews and in one regard I agree with them when the fact that the tale was "sweet" is pretty accurate.  I found it to be boring, too wordy (my reading pet peeve) and I found the sweetness overdone.  

Maverick - Lora Leigh

Man, oh man, how many times can people "damn" each other? Damn you! Damn you all! Damn it all to hell! Oh, and there is also the thinking of damning someone as in "Damn you!


Damn. :-)

Seduce Me in Dreams - Jacquelyn Frank I honestly can't say this book was bad, because it wasn't. It just had too much narrative for me. Alot of people like it, I tend to lose patience with it. This book also felt more sci-fi than paranormal romance but again, could just be me and my take on it.