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Thursday, December 1, 2016

My Review of Reckless Touch by Veronica Larsen


Where do I start...
You all know I love Veronica Larsen's writing, and this book was no exception. Well, except for the fact that this book was had so much more going on. 
Can you say mystery/thriller?
 Holy who-dunnit Batman! 
This book had me hooked from the get-go. Journalist Amelia is hot on a story when she gets attacked. Enter broodingly hot Detective Reed to investigate her case, and we're in business!
I found myself guessing who the culprit was throughout the entire book - and I mean everyone was a suspect for me! Motive? yes. Circumstances? yes. I couldn't wait to get to the end when it all was revealed brilliantly. Amelia didn't disappoint, proving herself resourceful. I loved the climax, and if you crave a solid plot, Reckless Touch will have you burning through the pages. There's slow-burning romance, steamy scenes, and plenty of mystery and tension (don't wanna spoil, but Baby Jesus on a manger, that Mayor's party hi jinks almost killed me!) 
But at the end, again, Veronica did not disappoint. Her writing and storytelling solid as always. It's settled: Veronica Larsen is definitely a one-click author for me!

Friday, June 24, 2016

ARC Review of YOU AND ME by Veronica Larsen

 Just in time for summer: A Bite-Sized Romance!
Everything you crave--banter, steam, romance--all in one quick, fun, and delectable standalone. YOU AND ME is a delicious opposites attract story coming June 27th.

It all started in the pouring rain. His wet shirt plastered to his hard body. My drenched hair strewn across my face.
We bantered. He held the door. I found out his name.
And for a half a second, I fell hard.
Then the record stopped. Forget his quick wit, those biceps, and insanely disarming clear blue eyes. The sexy sonofabitch proved he’d be just another mistake.
But Jackson won’t give up that easily. He's determined to show me that opposites can not only attract, they can ignite.
Can he and I become an us? Or did any chance we had at a future already get washed away?

************* REVIEW**********

Where to
If you've read Veronica Larsen, you know she's a sure thing. A one-click. Why?
Because she delivers. Every. Single. Time.
This time is in the form of a short story where we meet Jackson and Samantha.
Chemistry? check.
Well-rounded, interesting, likeable characters? check.
Seamless, funny, witty banter? check.
Yummy, hot-as-hell sexy action? check check and infinity check. 

You will fall in love with this story, and if you're anything like me, you'll try to savor it and wish it didn't end! Yes, my only complain was that it was over too soon! I loved Jackson and Samantha together, and Ms. Larsen has an impeccable sense of timing. You'll find yourself giggling, laughing out loud, and even fanning yourself (muy Caliente!) once these two get together!

So do yourself a favor -- pick this little morsel of deliciousness up, and enjoy the ride!!

*ARC via author in exchange for an honest review*

Wednesday, January 13, 2016


**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**

I loved loved loved Hearts in Darkness, to the point that I cyber-stalked Ms. Kaye to write a sequel. I'm not sure what I loved more: the unconventional, original situation Caden and Makenna met, or the characters themselves. I think both. HID packed such a strong romantic and sexy punch in a mere one hundred pages, and left me wanting more.

Years later, Caden and Makenna's story continues in Love in the Light. The story takes place a few months after they meet in that fateful, dark elevator in HID. 
I'll try not to spoil the story, but I'll say this. If you wanted more Caden and Makenna as I did, you'll enjoy seeing them together, and might even feel like re-reading Heart in Darkness. Having said that, this story is nothing like the original novella. 
Other than the main characters, I'm sad to say nothing is original. 
The plot revolves around Caden's fears and insecurities. 
One word that kept coming up for me while reading was 'cliche.' 
There's no real conflict, so there's convenient obstacle points through the story. Just think of the standard plot devices, and you'll find them here...The ex-boyfriend that reappears to create insecurity, the car accident here and there at the precise point in the story, and others than when you read them, you might feel as I did:
 I think perhaps that was the problem; Heart in Darkness was a short novella; Love in the light is a novel. The pages have to be filled, with, well... 
Oh, Caden, my love. 
He's still has a long way to go, and his journey although confusing at times, it's clarified at the end. Most important of all, Ms Kaye's writing. Despite the lack of true conflict, her writing is SOLID. Always is. Here, in Love in the Light, she's still managed to keep me glued to the story until the end. For that, I did enjoy the book. But for now, I think I'll keep Caden and Makenna alive in my heart through Hearts in Darkness - my all-time favorite NOVELLA!