Monday, January 29, 2018

Amish Widow's Hope

Book Review of Amish Widow's Hope (Expectant Amish Widows Series)



Title: Amish Widow's Hope 


Series: Expectant Amish Widows Series


Author: Samantha Price


Date Published:   February 18th 2016


Date Read:  January 28, 2018


The Blurb:

Newly widowed Amish woman, Anita Graber, has returned to live with her brother and his family in Lancaster County. As an expectant widow, she is quite surprised when everyone from the bishop's wife to her brother decides that her baby needs a father. Anita endures many embarrassing moments as she's forced into one awkward situation after another. Even though another man is the last thing on her mind, she finds a friend in her sister-in-law's brother, Simon. Anita wonders why everyone has rejected Simon as a suitable match for her. 

Will Anita finally convince everyone that she and her baby are happy on their own? 
Could the man that no one sees her with, be the very man who eventually captures her heart? 

This is the first book in a new series by best-selling Amish romance author, Samantha Price.



My Review




               2 I didn't like it Stars



Okay here is the deal... I just all around didn't like this book! I have read and liked plenty of Clean romances(meaning no sex) but I have never read a Amish romance. I thought I would give this book a try. Now I wish I hadn't. Right out the gate all the Amish language was annoying me. I had to try and figure out what each thing meant. Gott, Haus, Schweschder, Denke, Jah, Grossdaddi, Nee, Boppli, Vadder, Familye, Bruder, Wunderbaar, Fraa, Kinner, Gut, Dat, Mamm, Bu, Englischer, Mudder, Kaffe, Just to name a few. And of course there was no word key so my lazy butt had to look up all these words on google. 

On top of that I knew going into this book it would be a slow burn and most likely clean but there was no romance at all. Just Anita telling her brother over and over that she doesn't want a husband because her husband just died. Simon and Anita maybe spend like 2% of the book together and the rest of the book is about Anita living with her jerk of a brother Amos. Man did I hate Amos. He was a bully jerk who was rude to his brother n law, rude to his wife and rude to his sister. He just made me want to rip my hair out. I felt bad for anyone that had to be around Amos! The book skipped around a lot and was very superficial. There was no meat to the hero, heroine, or the plot. Overall I was just bored and annoyed. So yet just not my cuppa!





Saturday, January 27, 2018

Ascension

Book Review of Ascension (Guardians Of Ascension Series)



Title: Ascension


Series: Guardians Of Ascension Series


Author: Caris Roane


Date Published:  December 28th 2010


Date Read:  June 14, 2014 


The Blurb:Vampire. Warrior. Legend. Lover.


Discover a secret, sensual world of winged vampire warriors and the women they crave—in an epic battle between unearthly longing and immortal love...

On The Wings Of Desire

Alison Wells is no ordinary woman. Born with supernatural powers, she can never make love to a man without putting him in grave danger. But when her special vision reveals a glorious muscled man soaring overhead on mighty wings, she feels an overwhelming attraction she cannot resist—even as he tells her: "I have come for you. Your blood belongs to me." 

In The Heat Of Passion

Kerrick is a vampire and a warrior who has fought his hunger for a woman's love for the past two hundred years. As a Guardian of Ascension, he is sworn to protect Alison from the death vamp armies who crave her blood and her power. But Kerrick has cravings of his own—a forbidden longing to open his heart and veins to Alison. To share his blood...satisfy his thirst...and seal their fates forever.

My Review




Ok first off I think the story was very long winded and that pages could have been edited out and it would have made the story flow better. There where part I didn't understand. The main story has a good base to it where she could build a nice series but I didn't really care for Alison.. She was a flippin crybaby My God she was crying every 5 seconds and she cried every time they had sex or talked or the wind blew.......


Kerrick I liked I love that he is a sweet man and I enjoyed his caveman moments lol I like the others brothers too. His brothers n law was a jerk but I can understand he is hurting too. overall not too bad.



Friday, January 19, 2018

Bookshelves Project

So as many of you know I decided to go through all my books and get rid of the ones I will never read!  What was I thinking?  My God it took forever......of course I came down with the flu and that slowed me a lot.  Anyways I had 2004 books to start with!  I got rid of 435, here they are pictured below!







That left me with 1569 books in my house!  Or what my husband calls my mini library! Here are the pictures of my 9 bookshelves after I finished!

















So there you have it! A look at my bookshelves and all I have to say after that big ass job is #BookHoarder4life

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Hi Everyone

Hi Guys it's Jessica.  I just wanted to stop by and drop a few lines since I haven't posted anything on my blog in a while.  I have been sick with the flu and it kicked my ass.  Before I was sick my kids were sick, then my husband, then my mom and so on and so onnnnnn....



Now that I am feeling slightly human again I wanted to make this post and let you guys know some of the  things I am going to be doing with my blog and reading this year.  

1st off I am sorry but I'm no long taking review request.  I hate to do that because I have found some great books through request, but the truth is I have been so overwhelmed by the number of request. Between that, my Netgalley arcs, and my own reading list it's starting to stress me out.  I don't want reading to become a chore. Reading is my passion and I don't want to make it not fun by forcing myself.  


2nd I am going to be making a post on my blog at least every Friday.  I may do more than one post a week but I will for sure do at least one!

3rd  I am going to start doing a freebie post once a month.

On another note right before I got the flu I got a wild hair up my butt and decided that I have too many books in my house and that I should go through them and get rid of the ones I will never read.  

Whaattt?? Too many books??? There is no such thing!  I know, but when I first started reading I would go binge buy at yard sales, used books stores or anywhere I could find super cheap books.  I didn't even read the synopsis I just bought any and all romance books.  So I am not going to get rid of any that sound good just the ones I know I won't read.  

The fact that I have over 2000 books in one house is also playing a small part in it.  I mean my God my book hoarding has gotten outta control.  I have 9 bookshelves and a closet with two totes full of books.  And the bookshelves are double stacked.  

So yea I may have a bit of a problem. I will be posting a blog post with pics when I'm all done so you all can see the hot mess.  

So that is what's going on with me.  I hope everyone is safe, healthy, and reading some amazing books!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

A Highland Moon Enchantment

Book Review A Highland Moon Enchantment  (Order of the Dragon Knights Series)


Title: A Highland Moon Enchantment


Series: Order of the Dragon Knights Series


Author: Mary Morgan


Date Published: November 17th 2017


Date Read:  December 28, 2017


The Blurb:

Irish warrior, Desmond O’Quinlan has never surrendered his heart to any woman. He has no wish to have his soul tortured by love. Yet, the moment he locks gazes with Ailsa, his fate is destined for an adventure he never fathomed. He may have battled alongside a Dragon Knight, but his greatest challenge will come from within his own heart.

Ailsa MacDuff, a warrior among her clan, has no desire to have a man chain her to a life of obedience. However, that is before she meets Desmond. The temptation to allow this warrior inside her heart is a risk she dares to take, but one that could lead to a future of emptiness and sorrow.

When betrayal looms from within, the battleground of love is no match for these two warriors. Can the power of a Highland full moon be strong enough to unite or destroy them?
 


My Review




4.5 My Warrior, My Husband Stars




I just love the Order of the Dragon Knight series so much. I loved Fiona's brothers from book 3 and was so excited to not only get to dive back into the magical world of the Dragon Knights but to see Desmond get his story. I loved both Desmond and Ailsa. Both were warriors and protectors. Both respected each other for who they truly were. They had a great connection and lots of steamy passion. I also loved getting to catch up with some of the past Dragon Knight couples. I will say that I still hope that Mary Morgan gives Brigid and Duncan a miracle baby. I know Brigid can't have babies and they adopted Nell and Finn but I really would love to see them have a little baby. That being said I really enjoyed this book and I can't wait to read Fiona's other two brothers books and maybe Finn will get a book too. 





Wednesday, December 27, 2017

My Top 5's of 2017


2017 is coming to an end.  With the New Year just a few days away it's time to look back on my year in books and to do my Yearly top 5's.   This year I have read over 260 books.   Some I loved.  Some I didn't.  Some where good but just didn't wow me.  When making these list it's so hard to narrow it down to just 5 for each of my categories.  Not all my picks were published in 2017 (only the New releases top 5) just read  for the first time in 2017.  I will link my Goodreads reviews(if I wrote one for that book) for my picks to the cover pics.  So just click on the cover to read my thoughts on each book.    Let's get this party started! 


This is actually my Top 6 books that came out in 2017 because I just couldn't get it down to 5 lol

6. Grappling for Position (Against the Cage #4)



5. Journey to the Unknown (Meet the Shepards, #3)



4. Wicked Bite (Realm Enforcers #5)



3. Dark Legacy (Dark #27)

2. Falling Hard (Colorado High Country #3)



1. Damnable Grace (Hades Hangmen #5)





They may not have been released in 2017.  Just that I read for the first time in 2017!

5. The Highwayman (Victorian Rebels #1)



4. Heaven's Sinners (The MC Sinners #2)




3. Devil in Winter (Wallflowers #3)



2.  A Perfect Ten (Forbidden Men #5)


1. Radiance (Wraith Kings #1)







5.  Possession (Fallen Angels #5)



4. Seduced by the Tide (Dragon Soul #2)



3. Until Fountain Bridge (On Dublin Street #1.5)



2.  Tucker's Claim (Hell's Eight #3)



1.  Precarious (Jokers' Wrath MC #1)





5. Victorian Rebels Series by Kerrigan Byrne

4. Knights Rebels MC Series by River Savage

3. Wallflowers Series by Lisa Kleypas

2. Forbidden Men Series By Linda Kage

1.  Wraith Kings Series By Grace Draven



5. Wyatt Haney from Whatever you need by Barbara Longley

4. Xcor from The Chosen by J.R. Ward

3.Dorian Blackwell from The highwayman by Kerrigan Byrne

2. Oren Tenning from A Perfect Ten By Linda Kage

1. Brishen Khaskem from Radiance by Grace Draven



5. Brenna Shane Kincaid from Caressed by Ice by Nalini Singh

4. Cynthia Leighton from Relentless by D.B. Reynolds 

3. Ildiko from Radiance by Grace Draven

2.  Samantha Kennedy from Deadly Lies by Cynthia Eden 

1. The Chosen Layla from The Chosen by J.R. Ward


These are Authors I just found in 2017 not Authors that just started writing!

5.  Rachel L. Demeter Fairy Tale Retellings series

4. Kerrigan Byrne Victorian Rebels series

3.  Ruth Ann Nordin Chance at love series

2. Linda Kage Forbidden Men Series

1.  Grace Draven Wraith King Series


5. Wicked Bite by Rebecca Zanetti


4.  A Perfect Ten by Linda Kage

3. Close to Heaven by Pamela Clare


2.  Falling Hard by Pamela Clare



1.  Affliction by River Savage



Well there are my top 5's.  I did a lot of rereads this year, had a few book funks, and found some amazing new books.  It was hard to narrow it down.  I can't wait to see what amazing books I discover in 2018!  Happy Reading Everyone :)