Historical Romance

Gone With the Rogue by Amelia Grey

3.5 out of 5 Stars

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Gone With the Rogue is the second book in the First Comes Love series by Amelia Grey. But it can also read as a stand alone if you haven’t already read the first book.

Julia is a widow with a 4 year old son. Her father in law(the duke) controls every aspect of her life, down to what a proper widow should wear. All Julia wants is a little bit of freedom and to be in charge of her own sons upbringing. Garret is the owner of a shipping company and he is ready to settle down. He is tired of living the life of a roguish sailor.

I liked this book for the most part. I really enjoyed the beginning of the story. Julia meets Garret while stuck in a tree. Their meeting was really sweet and made me fall for Garret. He is drawn to her right away and knows he wants her to be apart of his life. I liked that he didn’t fight his feelings. Julia kind of annoyed me. She wanted her freedom to make her own choices but still was very focused on what society would think. I still liked her but she was very inconsistent.

The real problem I had with the book was that it become solely focused on the duke. Julia constantly worried about where he was or what would happen if she got caught. I know that the plot of the book was to expose the duke for someone he wasn’t but I think it was too focused on him instead of the growing relationship with the two characters. I just didn’t care about the Duke plot. I wanted more with the relationship.

Overall I say this is a solid historical romance. It was an enjoyable read. I say if you like a rogue who is actually isn’t very rogue like and a woman who just wants what is best for her and her son, then give this one a try!

Thank you St Martins Press and Netgalley for the early copy of this book.

Paranormal Romance, Young Adult

Crave by Tracy Wolff

4 out of 5 Stars

Rating: 4 out of 5.

So vampires are coming back in the book community and I am honestly not mad about that. I love vampires and this is the 3rd vampire book I have read in the last month.

I enjoyed this book for the most part. Grace’s parents die so she moves to a boarding school where her uncle is the head minister and her cousin attends. When she gets there everyone is eyeing her and acting like they all have a secret.. Well they all do. It’s a school for paranormal people! I have a little bit of an issue here. Why did her uncle think it was a good idea to bring a human girl into a school for paranormals? I do not understand his logic there. But anyways.. Grace is drawn to dark, mysterious Jaxon. He tries to push her away, saying he is dangerous to be around. And here is my other issue.. the beginning of this book was Twilight.. Don’t get me wrong. I thoroughly enjoyed Twilight. It started my love of paranormal. But this book was entirely too close to that story. I really started to enjoy the book more towards the end. There were a few things I didn’t see coming!

This book was good! I enjoyed listening to the story. I liked the characters. It did read a tad juvenile but I am also 30.. so take that how you like. Am I going to read the next book? 100% yes. Do I think that you need to run out and buy this book? nah… unless you want to reread Twilight with a little bit of a twist.

Fantasy Romance, Magic

Druid Vices and a Vodka by Annette Marie

5 out of 5 Stars

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This is the 6th book in the series, so if you have made it this far then you don’t need me talking you into reading this book or the next.  But just in case you do.. READ IT! If you haven’t started this series..DO IT!

I can not say enough good things about this series or really any of Annette Marie’s books.  I think she is completely underrated as an author and more people should be talking about her books.  Her skills with storytelling are unreal and she has written some of my favorite characters to date.

In this book Tori has alot going on right from the beginning.  And.. well dang I can’t even talk about it with out giving away spoilers.  That’s the problem with writing a review for the 6th book in a series.  But this book is filled with so many ups and downs.  We get to see the Ghost again and I freaking love the Ghost.

Many, many secrets were revealed.  Lives were lost and some saved. So many emotions ranging from happiness to heartbreak.  Loyalties were tested and betrayals I didn’t see coming happened.

This book was intense and I wouldn’t change a single word.  July 10th can not come fast enough!