Review: Lover Reborn

Lover Reborn
Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another BDB masterpiece.

Can you call these books masterpieces? I don’t know. That feels like awfully high praise.

There were so many welcome voices in this book. Though I did question John Matthew and Xhex… their problems got top billing, almost.

And I still don’t really know what’s up with Assail. But he may be the key to keeping Wrath on the throne? Don’t know about that, either.

We barely got a glimpse of most of the brothers. Rhage and Mary, Zsadist – no mention of Bella, only a hand print from Nalla. Jane and Manny held down the fort in the medical center. A little of Marissa, but Butch seemed to be relegated to taxi service. Didn’t see hide nor hair of the Scribe Virgin. Phury was around – Cormia only mentioned. Anyhoo… What is this, BDB roll call?

I do wonder what’s next for the Band of Bastardos. At first they seemed okay… honorable, even. Then they do some major damage, then you think you may like them again… Then at the end, they’re still plotting the Brotherhood’s demise. So I can’t decide if I should like them or not.

As of right now: NOT.

Layla and Qhuinn. *nods* I approve. Though, I’d just bet Xcor will be causing shit for her in the future.

Tohrment. Dood. A few times in this book, even I wanted to kick his sorry ass.

Still questioning whether or not he deserved that ending. What? It’s true. He was pretty awesome in this book, but, damn. A few times he needed to be hog-tied and duct taped.

Autumn made an interesting heroine – the second love for a male. Gracious and lovely. Being a veteran reader of The Warden’s work, I expected the way she came back. So, no surprise there.

All in all… an exciting read. The characters in this series will keep you coming back for more, again and again.

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Review: Sheltered

Sheltered
Sheltered by Charlotte Stein
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The cover and summary of this book are misleading.

I was expecting a very different hero.

Van turned out to be a Knight in shining armor. Even though the armor was tattoos and a funky haircut and pot smoke.

Heroine Evie… I probably liked her more than any other heroine I’ve read lately. She was real to me for the simple fact that she was just like me. Her internal dialogue, her thought processes… and other things. It was so easy for me to relate to her.

I want more of this. So sweet. Such an awesome read.

Definitely 5 stars.

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Review: The Lady

The Lady
The Lady by Anne McCaffrey
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

*Not exactly a review*

I read this back when I was a teenager.

One of my aunts gave it to me for Christmas one year. I was so disappointed. Sure, I loved horses and there was a horse on the cover… but this book was the size of a refrigerator. Large print. Like I was an old woman. I was twelve.

Needless to say, this book sat on my shelves for years. Only growing bigger.

One summer, when I was probably 15, I had nothing better to do.

I picked up this fat-ass book and started reading.

And as I read, I realized it wasn’t completely PG. This fact sent me into a fit of resounding gales of laughter. Because if my stodgy old Auntie knew what kind of book she’d given me, she’d have fainted of shame. Or whatever stodgy, prudish women faint over.

So I read this mountain of a book.

Then I loaned it to my best friend so that she could giggle over the good parts, too!

Looking back, now, I suppose the book wasn’t all that racy…

Auntie S, queen of thoughtless yard sale gifts, really failed with this one. Because the joke’s on her!

Honestly. Who gives a twelve-year-old this kind of book?

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