jeudi 18 mai 2017

Frost Line by Linda Howard, Linda Jones

Hello to all,

               Sorry to have missed last week post but Mother's day was near and since it's my first one without mine i wasn't in the mood for anything fun or even book related. I will give you two this week to make up for that but first today is a book that tempted me as soon as i saw the cover and read the blurb "Frost Line", i even got my brother to read it so i had to share it with you as well.

Happy reading!
Publisher: Avon
Publication: 2016
ISBN:  0062421980
Genre: paranormal romantic suspense,magic
Violence: mild

Language: normal
sex: mild
Public: 18+
Source: gifted ( Thanks Sullivan McPigs)

Description from goodreads :

 Lenna is Strength, a manifestation of the Tarot card, and powerful beyond reckoning. But when she’s pulled into the human realm and tasked with protecting a young boy, everything is thrown into chaos. Lenna’s not supposed to be here, interacting with mortals. She’s definitely not supposed to be drawn to the sexy mercenary sent to retrieve her by any means necessary . . .

As a Hunter for magical beings, Caine’s duty is simple: return this compelling, impossibly attractive woman and secure the long lost Tarot deck that made travel between worlds possible. Instead he’s drawn into Lenna’s dangerous rescue mission and blindsided by his growing feelings. But there is more than one enemy to contend with. And as the clock runs out, failure means not just the loss of an innocent life and the woman Caine has come to love, but the destruction of Lenna’s entire world.

My opinion:
          It was a novelty for me and i wanted to start 2017 with one so it was perfect even better: i really, really liked this story. It has humour, some suspense, action  and magic all to make a great story.
it's a stand alone which makes it even better in my opinion. Lenna is a powerful being but she has a touch of innocence and is utterly loyal ( and clever) she is really a manifestation of willpower. I loved her a lot. The way she put Caine in difficulty was cute and humorous . Caine is a Hunter, a very dedicated one at that but also someone very loyal to his friends like we will discover. I loved how serious he was and at the same time of Lenna disturbed it.
I liked the interaction between  the adults with that little boy hurt but still so innocent and how they wanted to protect him.

The story is captivating, plot well build with twists to keep you very interested until the end and most villains get what they deserve^^.

In fact the only thing that disappointed me was the epilogue... in a sense i think i would have enjoyed the book more without it , which isn't usual for me. I do love discovering what happen to characters i love  but in this case... no either i would have wanted it different or not at all but in this case it saddened me so i was disappointed to see the book end like that. However i know some could be happy with  that kind of ending as well so it's really personal.

In Any case i do recommend this book if you want a paranormal romance/ paranormal romance suspense as all together it was quite enjoyable.

Score:  4/5

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and no compensation was received in exchange for this review

samedi 6 mai 2017

Happy Pants Cafe (Happy Pants 0.5) by Mimi Pamfiloff

Hello to all!

                  With the sun outside it's hard to be stuck inside if we don't have a good book to spend the time. I did read this one last year but i reread it to make the review and this is one contemporary romance that could make me enjoy this genre

Happy reading!

Publisher: P&S, Inc.
Publication: 2014
ISBN:  0373277210
Genre: contemporary romance
Violence: none

Language: normal
sex: very strong
Public: 18+
Source: free ebook

Description from goodreads :


For over forty-five years, singles have been secretly flocking to The Happy Pants Café. And what are they searching for? It’s not coffee. And it’s not pants. It’s true love, and everyone who goes, finds it!

So what, exactly, is the café’s big secret? Harper Branton, a columnist for the San Francisco Tribune, who’d sooner believe in unicorns than in true love, is about to find out. And it’s the perfect story to save her train wreck of a career.

Too bad she’s got competition. He’s sexy, he’s arrogant, and he thinks she’s crazy. ("What kind of person doesn’t believe in love?") And this coming from a man!

When these two rivals go head to head, it's more like a WWF smackdown. A shared history binds them in wonderful, terrible ways quickly turning their duel into more than just a fight for a story.

Will they tear each other apart for the win or end up as two more satisfied Happy Pants customers?

Note: Stand-alone story

My opinion:
          Lovely, really it's more than i expected even from Mimi, i laughed and i cried and i spent a very good time with this book for someone not fan of contemporary romance that saying a lot.
Harper is a young woman who somehow lost faith in love, she is determined in what she is doing and wants to become a great reporter. It's while she is attempting to get an interview, important for her career, that she met a handsome man who coincidentally is a reporter for another newspaper..and things go downhill so she must find a new topic and quickly reason why she decide to investigate the Happy pant Cafe where something could be happening but fate knows its ways.

She has reason for her behaviour and i loved that and how the author made it so realistic.

i can't tell you a lot because i don't want to spoil anything but really this was a fantastic reads, the characters have a great chemistry and the secondary characters are really funny i couldn't stay unmoved and like i said i did shed a tear here and there between laughs and smiles

If you want a funny, short romantic story don't hesitate to try this one.

Score:  4,5/5

lundi 1 mai 2017

Viking Warrior Rising ( Viking Warrior 1) by Asa Maria Bradley

Hello to all,

                          Happy 1th of May to all of you, may it bring you lot of luck in your home.

New  month, new week, new review^^ and even better a new series. I 'm lucky to already have book 2 ( thanks Nikki) so you should get more of this soon but first  book 1 " Viking Warrior Rising"

Happy reading
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication: 2015
ISBN:  1492618845
Genre: paranormal romance, urban fantasy
Violence: strong

Language: normal
sex: strong
Public: 18+
Source: gifted ( thanks Carien!)

Description from goodreads :

  Immortal Vikings are among us.

Leif Skarsganger and his elite band of immortal warriors have been charged to protect humanity from the evil Norse god Loki.

Under attack from Loki’s minions, Leif is shocked to encounter a dark-haired beauty who fights like a warrior herself. Wounded and feverish, the Viking kisses her, inadvertently triggering an ancient Norse bond. But when Naya Brisbane breaks away and disappears before the bond is completed, Leif’s warrior spirit goes berserk. If Leif doesn’t find her fast, he’s going to lose himself to permanent battle fury.

But Naya doesn’t want to be found...and he’ll do anything to find her. Because they’re both running out of time.

My opinion:
          For those who love books with nordic mythology in it this one is perfect even if for Loki we only heard about him so far, no appearance yet.
I really loved this one, the vikings warrior are exactly like i imagined with some adapting more easily to our world and other more traditional : i love the second of Leif " Harrald" he is so grumpy in a sense but so determined to do well and when he see error of his way he sure admit it.
Irja is another secondary character, the medic of the team that i really like she is so calm, i do want to learn more about her.

The main couple in this case is Leif, their king ( or one among other as there are other groups of vikings with a king at their head around the world) and Naya. Leif always put his duty above the rest and he is really loyal to his men and valkyries ( yes females are equal warriors) when he is suddenly attracted to Naya he first thinks that the result of a poison but slowly he see how strong and special their bond is however he can't explain as he isn't a man used to expressed his feeling. The fact he lost his wife from his first life on earth doesn't help so he is a bit too protective  and tries to cage Naya at first which of course is counterproductive.

Naya....i don't like her yet...she is intelligent she suffered a lot so her behaviour is understandable...i loved her loyalty to her brother but she was a bit too obtuse for my tastes. She doesn't believe Leif but at the same time she doesn't really try to understand, she doesn't trust him so she want to take what she can when she can then leave... i don't like that attitude. How she react when he needs her isn't  one i appreciate either but she is good at her job and could be an asset to the group.

The story is well done we see the point of view of the viking warriors as well as Naya's and at the right time they merge together. the investigation is good but not the main focus and there are a lot of twists with a fast pace so the story and the romance moved quickly. Perhaps a bit too quickly even as when she went to  take care of a client she is supposed to go back but suddenly that disappear from the story. Since  the character of the client has my warning bells in havoc that bothered me. i can only hope we will come back to that part in a later book because really i feel something missing which is why i can't give a 5 stars despites how i loved this book.

All together it's a great universe i would be quite impatient to continue reading about it

Score:  4/5

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and i voluntary reviewed this book