26 August 2016

Three romances: Tapping the billionaire, Out of bounds + The catching kind

And let's move on to three more romances I recently read on my smartphone. 

Tapping the billionaire - Max Monroe

This is a hot and entertaining contemporary romance, unfortunately I couldn't feel the attraction or chemistry between the couple, I couldn't believe in their love. I thought that both main characters were interesting and likable on their own, but as a couple they didn't work for me.

Out of bounds - R.S. Grey

Two new adult books by R.S. Grey belong to my favourites, "With this heart" + "Scoring Wilder", however her last romance, "Settling the score" and the two books before (I didn't read "Chasing Spring"), didn't work for me. I no longer felt the kind of connection to the characters I want to feel and struggled with the overall vibe of the books. I still decided to give her newest NA book a chance, it's the second book by Grey set at the Olympics in Rio and once again I struggled with it.

I wasn't that interested in both main characters and their romance. Most of the characters were a bit flat, at least that's how they appeared to me. I also had a hard time believing in some things (why hadn't our heroine already some sponsorships? When you look at gymnasts that already won things like the World Championships, they all seem to have a few sponsorships, even before winning an Olympic medal). And once again the vibe at the Olympics just seemed a bit off to me. Right now I'm not sure if I will read more by the author, I think I might give her one more chance.

The Catching Kind - Bria Quinlan / Caitie Quinn

I have mixed feelings about this romance. I enjoyed the middle part of the story, however struggled with the beginning and the end. At the beginning our hero acts like an ass, this made it hard for me to enjoy reading about him and the romance. And at the end the plot developed in a direction that was ok, but didn't excite me. 

This book is the third in the Brew Ha Ha series, the other books sound nice, but don't appeal to me that much. So I don't think that I will read them. 
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Four Romances: The tao of hockey, Win big, Royal + Tag Chaser

Over the last four weeks I bought around 12 ebooks to read on my smartphone, now it's finally time to read and review them. Let's start with four stories, all books are contemporary romances and unfortunately none worked for me perfectly.

The Tao of hockey - Melanie Ting

This sports romance was entertaining, light-hearted and sexy, but it wasn't that memorable. The story was nice as long as it lasted, but afterwards I didn't continue to think about it. I'm not sure if I will be going on with the series. 

Win big - Bella Love-Wins

This new adult sports romance sounded like it could be entertaining and sexy, however it didn't work for me. The first time I "met" the male main character I strongly disliked him, the second scene with him was even worse. He thought that women not interested in him had to be lesbians and called them "dyke" in his mind. He acted like one big asshole and that's not the type of hero I want to read about in romances. That's why I did not finish this book and don't plan to read more by the author. 

Royal - Winter Renshaw

The author's writing style made it easy to get into a good reading flow, however the plot was just too unrealistic and over the top, plus I wasn't a big fan of any of the characters. In the end this was an ok book. 

Tag Chaser - Kandi Steiner

Another story that sounded like it could be an entertaining read, however only a few pages after I started the book I realized that both the plot and the characters wouldn't work for me. I strongly disliked the idea of being a "tag chaser". I decided to not finish the book. 
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24 August 2016

A potion to die for - Heather Blake

cozy mystery
#1 in the Magic Potion Mystery series
I finally read a cozy mystery from a new to me series
a book in which our heroine is a modern witch
plus there are cats
the story entertained me
the writing style made it easy to have a good time
but the setting wasn't my favourite
I often struggle with Southern settings
I'm not sure why
I'm not interested in the romance that might develop
and some side characters annoyed me a bit
so no, "A potion to die for" wasn't perfect for me
I'm not sure if I will go on with the series. 
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