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Crave (A Novel of the Fallen Angels #2) – J.R. Ward


Isaac Rothe is a black ops soldier with a dark past and a grim future. The target of an assassin, he finds himself behind bars, his fate in the hands of his gorgeous public defender Grier Childe. His hot attraction to her can only lead to trouble-and that’s before Jim Heron tells him his soul is in danger. Caught up in a wicked game with the demon who shadows Jim, Isaac must decide whether the soldier in him can believe that true love is the ultimate weapon against evil.


I enjoyed the 2nd book a lot.  It took me a little bit to get into it because you kind of get attached to the characters from the first book.  Each book in this series is a different set of characters except for the fallen angels who are war-ing over their souls.  I didn’t feel like this book was as fast paced as the first but it was a very good story.  I could relate better to these characters and I really felt their passion and hunger for each other.

Recommended for adults who like romance and fallen angels.  There is pervasive language and sexual situations.

List of Books in Order:







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On Dublin Street (On Dublin Street #1) – Samantha Young


Four years ago, Jocelyn left her tragic past behind in the States and started over in Scotland, burying her grief, ignoring her demons, and forging ahead without attachments. Her solitary life is working well—until she moves into a new apartment on Dublin Street where she meets a man who shakes her carefully guarded world to its core.

Braden Carmichael is used to getting what he wants, and he’s determined to get Jocelyn into his bed. Knowing how skittish she is about entering a relationship, Braden proposes an arrangement that will satisfy their intense attraction without any strings attached.

But after an intrigued Jocelyn accepts, she realizes that Braden won’t be satisfied with just mind-blowing passion. The stubborn Scotsman is intent on truly knowing her… down to the very soul.


I enjoyed this book.  It is a little slow and anti-climactic but the story is good.  It kind of reminded me of Fifty Shades only insofar as one main character has intimacy/trust issues and the other tries to help, age difference, there’s an “agreement” to how the relationship will work and he’s rich and powerful.  There are several parallels to Fifty Shades.

Both characters are very relate-able and easy to fall for, especially “Braden”.  He is a very sexy character (to me anyway).

The writing kind of felt like I was reading a diary.  The tenses switched every now and then which made it felt like someone writing in a journal.  I kind of liked it that way.

The only thing I could complain about would be that it took entirely too long for the 2 main characters to come together.

It is a very easy read, I finished it in one day.

I would recommend this for adults who like romance.  There is a lot of language and descriptive sex situations.

List of Books in Order:

On Dublin Street (On Dublin Street #1)

Down London Road (On Dublin Street #2)

Around Jamaica Lane (On Dublin Street #3) – Release Date: Jan. 7, 2014

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A Kiss of Shadows (Meredith Gentry #1) – Laurell K. Hamilton

Sorry I have been on vacation for the last little bit and haven’t been able to post my review.  I finished this one while I was at the beach.


My name is Meredith Gentry, but of course it’s not my real name. I dare not even whisper my true name after dark for fear that one hushed word will travel over the night winds to the soft ear of my aunt, the Queen of Air and Darkness. She wants me dead. I don’t even know why…

I fled the high court of Faerie three years ago and have been in hiding ever since. As Merry Gentry, I am a private investigator for the Grey Detective Agency: Supernatural Problems, Magical Solutions. My magical skills, scorned at the courts of Faerie, are valued in the human world. Even by human standards, my magic isn’t flashy, which is fine by me. Flashy attracts attention and I can’t afford that.

Rumour has it that I am dead. Not quite. I am Princess Meredith NicEssus. To speak that name after dark is to call down a knock upon your door from a hand that can kill you with a touch. I have been careful, but not careful enough. The shadows have found me, and they are going to take me back home, one way or another.

So the running is over. But the fighting has just begun…


I liked this book once I was able to get into it.  It takes awhile for it to get going, at least it did for me.  The author is very detail oriented so that takes a lot of time and there is a lot of politics in “Merry’s” world and it can be a little hard to follow.  There are a lot of people involved in the storyline.  I loved the author’s imagination to create this Fae world.  It is very intricate and big.  It makes for a very compelling story and allows you to feel like it could totally be within the realm of possibility because of how closely her world resembles our world.

The only thing that I had a problem with was that I could not relate to “Merry”, the Fae princess, but that would kind of be hard for anyone to relate to.

The world consists of Goblins, “Real” butterflies (that can drink your blood), beings that are 13 feet tall, immortals, Shape shifters, ect.

I love being able to get lost in a world that is not quite real but it’s still on the fringe of possible.

There is a lot of graphic sex and violence in this book but if you loved/liked Laurell K. Hamilton’s “Anita Blake” Vampire Hunter series then you will like these.

I recommend these for adults who want a little romance, a little fantasy and a little action/mystery.

List of Books in Order:

A Kiss of Shadows

A Caress of Twilight

Seduced By Moonlight

A Stroke of Midnight

Minstral’s Kiss

A Lick of Frost

Swallowing Darkness

Divine Misdemeanors

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