Wednesday, March 16, 2016

If He's Wicked

Book: If He's Wicked (Wherlocke #1)
Author: Hannah Howell

Summary: Chloe Wherlocke and her family are special and have what they call "gifts" that allow them to know things. These powers have allowed Chloe and her family to know about the murderous plot against Lord Julian Kenwood and his young son. The only problem is, is getting Lord Julian to realize the problem as well as that the powers the Wherlocke's have are real and alive. Julian and Chloe must work together (with others obviously) to solve the mystery, catch the bad guys and protect everyone else. Along the way there will be some romance, lust and a little love as well.

Review: I am IN LOVE with this series because it combines some of my favorite things! It combines historical romance, with some witchy/magical powers and a mystery as well! If you love any of those three things then you need to read this book/series so you can fall in love with a wonderful story! I love that this story has this crazy amazing story line that draws you in and never spits you out until the end of the story because it was such a great read. Hannah Howell does an amazing job of creating this world that is a mix of aristocracy a crazy insane murderous mystery, some awesome powers that let people into the minds of other and some wit every now and then. The powers the Wherlocke's and there cousins the Vaughn's have are something that we all think about in real life and to see it (okay read about it) is so cool and I love reading all about it. 

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Ryder

Book: Ryder (Slater Brother #4)
Author: L.A. Casey

Summary: Branna Murphy is broken. For months now she has been a part of a one-sided relationship to a man she loves more than life itself. She prayed for a miracle, and hoped something would change, but found that was wishful thinking.

Talking didn’t work. Shouting didn’t work. Crying didn’t work. Nothing bloody worked.

Ryder Slater is furious. For months now he has been lying to a woman he would take a bullet for in order to protect her. He is involved in something that goes deeper than his old past, and if he strays off target, people will start to die. People he loves.

He couldn’t talk. He couldn’t slip up. He couldn’t lose focus. He couldn’t do a damn thing.

Things between Ryder and Branna are at rock bottom, and Ryder knows it. Not only will he be taking on a force that could destroy his whole family, but he will be battling tooth and nail to save his relationship and keep the love of his life by his side.


Review: This book is one emotional and twisted roller costar, and the thing is is that through all the crazyness everything works out perfectly and even better than they did before. I love how Ryder and Branna do work things out, but rather than jump back into a relationship the two of them work on creating a deep and meaningful relationship first by spending time together without sex to rebuild their bond. I also love how we get to see the depth behind Ryder and how much he does love Branna (although he would have saved himself a lot of grief and heartbreak if he just told her what was going on from the beginning) The flash backs are pretty interesting as well to see where their relationship started and how it ended up being so broken to then being fixed at the end. This is a book that was hard to read and not because it was bad, but rather because it pulled at the heart strings and your heart ache's for both Branna and Ryder and when the finally end up together it makes it all worth it! 

Aideen

Book: Aideen (Slater Brothers 3.5)
Author: L.A. Casey

Summary: Aideen Collins is fed up. She is at her wits’ end with her eon long pregnancy, her new-found paranoia, but mostly she is fed up with her boyfriend’s constant hovering and nit-picking.

Kane Slater is happier than ever. He is about to become a father for the first time with the woman he loves. Little does he know that Aideen is both literally and figuratively a ticking time bomb. He just has to survive a few more weeks of murderous hormonal outbursts, and all will be well… or so he hopes.

They’re both caught up with the expected arrival of their little one, but in the back of their minds is a shadow that won’t fade away. Neither of them talk about it, but the shadow’s lingering presence casts doubt over their relationship.

Big Phil worked his way into their minds many weeks ago and rooted himself as the haunting figure. Without even trying, he ruins things and causes problems. He watches them from afar, hoping he can break their family.

Aideen’s instincts to protect her own are stronger than ever. If Big Phil wants to hurt those dearest to her, he is going to have one hell of a fight on his hands. 


Review: This is probably the only "inbetween" story that I actually like and that is more for the fact that we see the baby being born! This story was also much better than in the others, in the sense that I still enjoyed the characters and the things they got up too! It did also make me super crazy in wait for Ryder's book, the set up and leaving Branna and Ryder both so hurt made my heart ache in need to read their story!

Monday, March 7, 2016

Kane

Book: Kane (Slater Brothers #3)
Author: L.A. Casey

Summary:  Aideen Collins is a free spirit.

Kane Slater is a tortured soul. Literally. He is misunderstood by people, even feared by them thanks to the scars that mar his face and body. He likes his circle limited to his brothers and their girlfriends, but a thorn from an Irish rose is dug deep into Kane’s side, and her name is Aideen Collins.

Aideen and Kane don’t get along… at all. Aideen is the only woman who stands up to Kane and throws his bullshit back at him without fear of hurting him. Kane is the only man who can see right through Aideen's tough exterior. He knows her deepest, and darkest secrets. They can’t stand each other, but they want each other. Badly. They hide their need behind arguments, and banter, but when Kane drops his guard for all to see, and succumbs to an illness within his body, it’s Aideen who steps up to the plate to take care of him.

An illness is the least of their worries when a devil from Kane’s past comes back to play with him. Everybody in Kane’s life is threatened, and with his body fighting against him, he doesn’t know if the luck of the Irish is enough to keep his family safe and his demons at bay.


Review: Kane Slater sounds like one hot, hurt bad boy that needs a girl to help him get in touch with his sensitive side and I would have NO problem being that girl! I loved this story, seeing the two hot headed people who couldn't stand each other but you could taste the sexual frustration between the two of them! It was fun to see them come together in a story, work through Kane's diabetes, a baby on the way and Aideen's crazy brothers ( who would make a great next series ;) wink wink nudge nudge) It's also fun to just see all the other characters and to see Damien back with his family! (Except Branna and Ryder are giving me heart burn) 

Keela

Book: Keela (Slater Brothers #2.5)
Author: L.A. Casey 

Summary: Keela Daley is stressed out to the max. Right now she is busy packing all her belongings to move into a new (and huge) house that her fiance bought and even though she loves Alec Slater with all her heart, she does think things may be moving pretty fast. I mean who gets engaged after only knowing each other for a few weeks, now they are moving into a new place, talking about marriage and she can't help but fell weird about not helping out financially and she is keeping a big secret from Alec that has the potential to shock the couple and keep them from moving forward in their relationship. 

Review: Yet again it hurts me to give this a bad rating because it is well written and has some great parts, but it feels totally unnecessary and instead of adding more to the story line of Keela and Alec it seems to take away from their relationship. I totally get what L.A. Casey is trying to do with these "inbetween" stories, however for myself it missed the point and made me just frustrated with the characters. So although I read this because I felt like I had to for the story line, when I reread the stories I won't be reading this one just because I don't feel its 100% necessary. 

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Alec

Book: Alec (Slater Brothers #2)
Author: L.A. Casey 

Summary: Keela Daley can not stand most of the people in her family and this includes her "perfect" younger cousin Micah. However she is being forced to attend her cousins' wedding by her mother and to make matters worse the groom is Keela's ex who was just using her to make Micah angry. Keela's best friend talks her into asking/hiring Alec Slater to attend the wedding with her as her "boyfriend". Alec agrees to help her but has some stipulations and this includes sleeping with her. Keela hesitantly agrees and next thing she knows Alec is moving in with her and meeting her family. Things become a little crazy when they head to the Bahama's and meet up with the wedding party that includes some shady people from Alec's past. Will Keela be able to get away from the party with out being physically or emotionally hurt or will this be the wedding from hell?

Review: This book is CRAZY! I mean we get a blast from the past with seeing Jason and Micah from the first story and to hear more about what a jerk Jason is, I can't believe he is still alive! I have to say that I think Keela is my favorite character of all in this series (or at least chick wise!:) She is hilarious and when she gets in a fight and physically knocks Alec on his ass - best part hands down! I love her temper and personality in the story and you can't help but love her! This story also has so many twists and turns that I NEVER saw coming, I mean her aunt and Alec and another dude togehter - MIND BLOWN! I do have to say that I didn't give this a full 5 stars, mostly because I felt that there was a few too many plot twists and turns and holes and it was sometimes hard to keep up with what was all going on in the story and it made for sometimes confusing situations, but other than that this book was great! 

Bronagh

Book: Bronagh (Slater Brothers 1.5)
Author: L.A. Casey

Summary: Bronagh Murphy has been thru a lot in the past few years and now it is finally her 21st birthday and Dominic has some surprises for her to help her celebrate her day. However during the romantic day full of surprises lays another surprise on Bronagh and this time, it isn't a good one! Bronagh will have to decide for once and for all if she is going to stick with Dominic and fight in his corner or walk away from him forever. 

Review: First let me say that not giving this 5 stars was super hard for me and I hate to do it because I LOVED LOVED LOVED the first book so much. However I felt that this story was really not necessary and although there are some great points (Dominic making a book full of 100 things he loves about Bronagh *Swoon*) they did not make up for a story that just was not necessary. I also found it kind of frustrating/annoying/unexpected that Bronagh and Dominic were three years older then we last saw them and it felt like they were way less mature than before and arguing and getting physical with each other over nothing. I didn't like seeing this regression, I felt that the tension they had in the first book was perfect, but that there was way too much arguing/fussing in this book and made it look like their relationship is super unhealthy. I am glad that this book doesn't take away from the overall story of the first book but this short story is also not vital for the next book or for the overall storyline of Dominic and Bronagh and so for the most part is pretty unnecessary. 

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Dominic

Book: Dominic (Slater Brothers #1)
Author: L.A. Casey 

Summary: Bronagh Murphy was isolated herself from the outside world for years. However when the Slater Brothers hit Ireland and Bronagh has a run in with Dominic Slater her whole world turns upside down. She does all she can to ignore Dominic and the feelings he places in her, but Dominic is not used to be ignored and will do anything (And he means anything) to get her attention. This book is a huge battle between Dominic and Bronagh and will it end with them together or farther apart then before. 

Review: This book is incredible and for it to be a debut novel, is awesome because one can only dream that it will get even better in the future. I love the characters in the story, the hardcore American Slater brothers with big personalities. Then we have Bronagh and her sister with big mouths that spew whatever they want. We then have intrigue with a drug dealer, hot brothers, a bunch of jealous feelings and even more going on. Throw it all together and out comes an awesome story that was a wonderful read! 

My Brother's Keeper

Book: My Brother's Keeper (Bewitched and Bewildered #6)
Author: Alanea Alder 

Summary: When Kendrick Ashwood hears his brother is dead/hurt/doesn't know what is going on with him he is willing to move the world to get to the Alpha Estate and figure out what is going on. When he gets there and discovers his brother has a potential mate he is thrilled, that is until he meets her. You see he himself has been dreaming about Anne and so they both are confused about the mating. So not only do they have to work through their confusion on the mating situation, but take care of Keelan, figure out who created the new protection border and who is behind the killing of the innocent shifters and their children. There are some crazy bombshells in this story that solve some questions and open up even more!
 
Review: Another winner from Alanea Alder and a wonderful addition to the Bewitched and Bewildered series. I have to say I was just a little (okay a lot) bummed that this book wasn't about Keelan, especially with how My Savior ends. However I LOVE LOVE LOVE Kendrick and his story needed/was super necessary to be told. It also made me fall in love with Keelan even more! (Keelan is totally my book boyfriend for this series!!!) Kendrick holds so much in the vault and when it explodes out ---- AMAZEBALLS!!!! This story and plotline become more and more twisted in a good way! It keeps you so interested and guessing not only who the bad guy is but also what they are doing with the souls/necklaces and more. Anne also adds a new face to the mix and is a different character and its just great to see all these different characters mix together in the house! I just love it and wish it was real for me to experience! My favorite part of the story is when Kendrick tells Meryn to just calm him a Time Lord - I DIED!!!! I love Alanea Alder and her books and I can't wait for more from this series and any other  books she decides to write because I know they will be amazing!