Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Dead to the World (Sookie Stackhouse #4) by Charlaine Harris

When cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse sees a naked man on the side of the road, she doesn't just drive on by. Turns out the poor thing hasn't a clue who he is, but Sookie does. It's Eric the vampire--but now he's a kinder, gentler Eric. And a scared Eric, because whoever took his memory now wants his life.

This in sports talk would be called a game changer book for Eric and Sookie. I'll be honest I have mixed feeling about this book. I loved seeing a different side to the viking hunk but Eric being scared and unsure of himself was just weird and at times hard to understand. I guess if I remembered nothing of my past of who I was I would feel the same way but it's still strange. There is some smoking hot scenes with Eric and Sookie. While Sookie is taking care of Eric and hiding him there's also the fact that her brother has gone missing. Jason didn't show up to work and he may be many things but he always shows up for work. This is where we meant the people of the Hotshot community and more were-wolves, and were-panthers, also more Pam (happy dance). There's a scene on page 213 that was sweet and almost heartbreaking at the same time. There is the short but deadly witch wars and just when Sookie thinks danger has past it ends up in her kitchen. Will Jason be changed from the time he was missing ? What's the fallout from Eric and Sookie's time together ? It was another good book in the series and the hottest book so far (at least to me).

Monday, November 28, 2011

Club Dead (Sookie Stackhouse #3) by Charlaine Harris

Sookie's boyfriend has been very distant-in another state, distant. Now she's off to Mississippi to mingle with the underworld at Club Dead-a little haunt where the vampire elite go to chill out. But when she finally finds Bill-caught in an act of betrayal-she's not sure whether to save him...or sharpen some stakes.

Sookie faces her first betrayal and heart break by her first lover Bill in this book. Bill goes missing and betrayed or not Sookie is determined to find and save him. There's more Eric in this book as he helps Sookie and things heat up with them. We get to see more about were-wolves as we meet the very hunky Alcide Herveaux he's sent by Eric to help Sookie in her goal of finding Bill. I loved reading how Sookie and Alcide are together as there was heat between them. Then again close to the end of the book Alcide makes a couple of stupid choices (in my opinion). I liked Bill and this book REALLY changed that for me. I'm not such a fan of his now. Besides Bill's betrayal of Sookie after he's rescued by her he does something I'm really not ok with. I was left with a few questions such as....... What will happen with Eric and Sookie ? Will there be more Alcide and his crazy ex (or not so ex) Debbie Pelt ? Does Bill stand of chance of being forgiven ? Will I see more Pam (love her).Club Dead was another great book in the series leaving me wanting to read more about Sookie's crazy life.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse #2) by Charlaine Harris

Cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse is on a streak of real bad luck. First, her co-worker gets murdered and no one seems to care. Then Sookie is attacked - and poisoned - late one night by some weird and apparently mythical beast. She only survives because the local vampires roll up and graciously suck the poison from her veins (like they didn't enjoy it). But in return the blood-suckers need a favor.
Which is why Sookie ends up in Dallas, using her telepathic skills to search for a missing vampire, on the condition that her undead friends don't do anything, well, vampiric while she's there. Easier said than done. All it takes is one delicious blonde and one small mistake for things to turn deadly...

This is the book that in my opinion starts Sookie's life being full of action and danger because of the vampires and people she is exposed to. There are many sub-plots to this story as well as major ones. A murder in the beginning, Sookie attacked and left bloody, Dallas vampire missing, introduction of Bill's maker, more delicious Eric, and more of Sookie attacked and bloody. Sookie is saved from rape and death by Godfrey a truly evil vampire that killed and feed from children. He can't take the guilt of his actions and wants to meet the dawn. When Sookie goes to watch it is a oddly touching scene in the book. I loved the scenes when Eric is flirty with Sookie and there might be a kiss...or two. Eric is in this book more and I loved that. I like Bill which in confusing because I also like Eric for Sookie. Bill's dislike of the Bellfleur's is explained and a surprise comes out as well. This was just as good and the last book and I love this series. I can't wait to see what life has in store for Sookie next.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse #1) by Charlaine Harris

Sookie Stackhouse is a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. She's quiet, keeps to herself, and doesn't get out much. Not because she's not pretty. She is. It's just that, well, Sookie has this sort of "disability." She can read minds. And that doesn't make her too dateable. And then along comes Bill. He's tall, dark, handsome - and Sookie can't 'hear' a word he's thinking. He's exactly the kind of guy she's been waiting for all her life.

But Bill has a disability of his own: He's a vampire. Worse than that, hangs with a seriously creepy crowd, with a reputation for trouble - of the murderous kind.

And when one of Sookie's colleagues is killed, she begins to fear she'll be next.

 This is a book series I've had for a couple of years. I got them when True Blood came on HBO and just never got around to reading them. I finally picked them up and oh boy am I glad I did. I found Sookie a very interesting person from the start and admired how she dealt the her gift/curse (depending on how you look at it). I could totally get why she found Bill so appealing and wanted to be around him to have silence when you've had years of almost non stop chatter would be paradise. I liked Bill and thought it was very sweet the way he was with her. Also you have murders going on after Bill Compton arrives in town. Sookie gets more than she bargained for when she goes to Fangtasia with Bill. Once there she attracts the attention of Eric Northman (drooling as I type) the sheriff of area five he is very intrigued by Sookie. There is the intrduction of great characters like Pam Eric's "child", and Bubba a famous king. Sookie deals with new experiences, mystery, and personnel tragedy. I love this series and not sure why it took me so long to pick up and read. Sookies life was kind of boring but not anymore....... P.S. Love this book cover !!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Rebel (The Moorehouse Legacy #1) by Jessica Bird, J.R. Ward

NOTE: This is a re-issue of BEAUTY AND THE BLACK SHEEP Book 1 from the Moorehouse Legacy series.

Nate Walker has never shied away from the hard road. Even when it meant leaving behind his family, wealth, and the fiance who only wanted a rich man. Nothing was going to stop him from opening his own five-star restaurant.

And he was on his way until his car broke down on a dark road in the Adirondacks, leading him right to White Caps Inn and Frankie Moorehouse.

Suddenly Nate has a job he doesn't really need and an affair that has to end when summer does. Except Frankie has a way about her. She gets under his skin. She even makes him want to do what he never thought he could stay forever.

It was page 35 that Frankie had me talking to the book asking "are you crazy" and it didn't get better for a few more pages. Frankie's chief quits at the beginning of the book and when Nate volunteers to stay and be her chief she jumps for joy cause she could burn water. Sorry I lied to you she tells him she doesn't need him but she does cause the other part of that sentence was the truth. Frankie can't cook she save her life or the bed & breakfast she owns. I was totally annoyed because at the first of the book Frankie is wishing someone would come and help her so she didn't have to be the one to have all the answers all the time. Nate shows up willing to help and take some of the burden from her and she rejects his help and is rude to the man. Several times to just to the wrong conclusion without waiting to get the whole story first. Finally Nate gets Frankie to let him stay and his cooking starts to save the failing restaurant. Nate I did like from the start not like Frankie that had to grow on me. Nate has some issues with kids that this cute little boy helps solve with his chatter and that was so sweet to read and one of my favorite scences. I really enjoyed this book and can't wait for the others to be re-issued in the end Nate and Frankie had a sweet story. The Rebel sets up the stories for the other books so if you are thinking about reading the others you need to pick this one up first.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Never Too Hot (Hot Shots: Men of Fire #3) by Bella Andre


Deep in the cool green mountains of the Adirondacks, wounded firefighter Connor MacKenzie has come to rebuild the 100-year-old MacKenzie family cabin—and to be alone. A horrific blaze has left him scarred inside and out and certain of two things: He’ll get back on his Hot Shot crew no matter what it takes, and any woman who ventures too close will not stay long.
Ginger Sinclair has been burned by a different kind of fire. Having just escaped from a bad marriage, she’s retreated to the safety of the lakeside vacation town in upstate New York to start a new life. She’s done with men, with relationships, with the danger of desires that can rage out of control—until she unexpectedly encounters Connor MacKenzie. As a hot summer on the lake grows ever hotter, they find themselves sharing a cabin and a romance that will swiftly engulf them both.
 This was the first time I ever read a book by this author and didn't realize it was the final book in the series. Connor and Ginger are both battling back from being burned one from fire the other from a bad marriage. This was a classic example of trying to stay away from each other but not being able to. The book was full of typical plots. Connor and Ginger not getting along at first, Connor scarred and emotionally destined, Ginger wanting to heal and fix him, don't forget a fire, and a unexpected pregnancy. Almost forget about the father that wasn't around much for a little something different you have the father Andrew and his first love Isabel as subplot. It all came together nicely I thought but not a very original story. I will be getting the other two books to check them out. I'm glad I read it but not totally memorable.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Surrender to Me (Wicked Lovers #4) by Shayla Black

A ménage a trois becomes a dangerous obsession.

A Navy SEAL accepts a hot proposition: share a buddy's girlfriend and fulfill her dream of a ménage. But after meeting Kata he needs more than one night. And he wants her all to himself-a guilty secret that becomes a dangerous fantasy

This is one steaming hot book! Hunter and Kata burn up the pages! Hunter is a gorgeous, and strong Dom that that sees the need Kata tries to hide. Kata has a deep need to submit to Hunter but that is also what she's afraid of. Kata's mother gave her a poor example of how to deal with a dominant man now she's afraid she will be just like her mother. There were times I wanted her to just get over it and let Hunter get to know her but a lifetime of issues is hard to change quickly. There is also the fact that someone is out to kill Kata and Hunter is trying to keep her safe. I was very surprised when the person putting the plot into motion was revealed. I love the Wicked Lovers series and this book is just another great addition. If you want to read a book about a hot man that knows what you want without you having to ask him then pick up this book out.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Siren Enslaved (Texas Sirens #3) by Sophie Oak

                                                             Siren Menage Everlasting: Erotic Cowboy Menage a Trois Romance, M/M/F, BDSM, sex toys] Julian Lodge has everything a man could want. He's rich, successful and owns the most exclusive BDSM club in Dallas. But something is missing. Finn Taylor has worked his way up in the world from humble beginnings in Willow Fork, Texas. The only thing he still loves in his hometown is Danielle Bay. He never told her he was actually bisexual, and he never confessed his love for her. Now she's getting married, and Finn is sure he's lost his chance with the only person he'll ever love. Julian's vacation to the Barnes-Fleetwood ranch brings them all together. After Dani jumps into Julian's car while fleeing her wedding, Julian knows he has to have her. But nothing is easy in Willow Fork. A danger from Julian's past threatens them all. Julian will have to convince both Dani and Finn that being his will be the best decision they ever made.

Warning this book has M/M/F scenes. Julian Lodge is first introduced in Siren in the City when Jack goes to visit his old mentor in Dallas. After that I couldn't wait to read more about Julian Lodge. Julian has started to lose interest in his life in Dallas and his club so he goes to visit Jack in the country and that's wear we meet Danielle Bay. Julian takes to a liking to Danielle right away and starts to feel things he hasn't felt in months. Finn Taylor finds Danielle at the Barnes-Fleetwood ranch and meets Julian where he can tell they have had sex. One of the things I liked about this book was that Finn didn't like Julian at first. He thought Julian was gorgeous but was more worried about Danielle. Julian quickly realizes that if he wants Danielle he'll have to take Finn too. Julian and Danielle wanted each other at first glance but with Julian and Finn it took a second look before they really started to see the other. Julian is the perfect Dom for them, he's strong and firm which is what they both need. The connection between all three of them is amazing and beautiful to watch grow and get stronger. There is a stalker after Julian and that was easy to guess who but very well written. I love this series and there is incredible hot sex scenes. I definitely recommend this book and the series to anyone ! I love Sophie Oak's books and this is just another example of her fabulous writing !!!!