Archive | July 22, 2013

Lions, Tigers, and Sexy Bears Oh My! (Entangled Covet) Candace Havens.

Lions, Tigers, and Sexy Bears Oh My! (Entangled Covet)


ARC supplied by publishers.
I’ve read and loved Candace books before , enjoy her quirky sense of humour, so jumped at the chance to review this one. Its a fun, fantasy romance, the title gives some strong clues what to expect 🙂 and we meet the Tiger very quickly! Ainsley is escaping from danger, she’s discovered her brother and uncle have been involved in some dodgy deals, and when she’s shot at she simply runs…flies to Montana with the little cash she has on her, buys a cheap truck and simply drives. Turning into what she thinks is an ordinary small town she thinks she sees a tiger…and crashes the truck. She’s no money, only the clothes she’s wearing and the truck is going to be costly to repair. Despite being an heiress and very rich in her own right she daren’t access her money for fear of being tracked, so she goes to nearest bar on advice of the sheriff who rescues her from the truck and seeks a job. Luc, bar owner takes one look at her Louboutins and short skirt and says says “no”, but she’s not put off. She can see they need the help, they’re clearly short staffed so she picks up a tray and starts working. He agrees to let her stay til her truck is fixed and then she’ll leave.
Luc’s a great guy, had his share of heartbreak in the past when his wife and son died in an accident, and he’s not opening himself up to that kind of hurt again no matter how tempting to him Ainsley is. Then he finds out she’s been in an accident and hurt, and that she’s on the run and his protective side comes out. There are some funny moments when Ainsley puts the bar of shifters in their place when fights break out, some tender moments when inevitably she and Luc get together, and some really sad, heartbreaking ones when things go wrong. Its a great story, short and sweet and nothing unexpected but a fun read with some emotion to make you feel good at the end.
I didn’t enjoy it as much as Take it like a Vamp, the story is a bit too light and open for me but it was an enjoyable read and one lovers of paranormal romance looking for something light will enjoy. Its priced at £2.63 for 129 pages so on the upper end of my VFM scale, and its a one off read for me but if its one you’d re read that increases the value of course.
Stars: four. A fun novel.

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One Hot Knight (Entangled Covet) Christy Gissendaner

One Hot Knight (Entangled Covet)


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I’m a sucker for a sweet romance. Sometimes I want deep, dark, thinking novels, then others I just want to relax with something gentle and not too taxing, a nice easy read but with some sexy spice to keep it on the edge. One Hot Knight ( and Yves is all that) delivers that. Its a fun read, easy to follow and with a novel storyline (hah! Unintended pun ). Regina, dog parlour and doggy play-date arranger 🙂 finds a ragged, hungry St Bernard in the park. She takes him back to work, bathes and feeds him, and is astonished when on a last trip round the park before going home he turns into a naked man. A very Hot naked man! She’s shocked – who wouldn’t be, and scared, but after he changes back to dog then man again she believes what she’s seeing and takes him home. He tells her about the curse he’s under and that the reprieve he has is temporary, dependent upon his wearing the jewelled collar. After nine hundred years as a dog Yves is keen to break the curse permanently. I thought here we’d simply go on a search for the magic needed to sort things out – though how I’ve no idea 🙂 that’s why I read and not write….but Christy takes it further, with bringing some of the past into the present including the witch that made the curse. Its a question of whether Regina and Yves can find the fix before the witch makes things worse. There’s lots of humour in the book, some sizzling, smoking sex scenes, and some tears in parts too.
Its not a great in depth read, but for those times you want to escape into another world without too much mental effort its perfect. Its priced at £2.18 for 149 pages, so OK VFM esp if its the sort you’d re read. For me its a one off but then my preference is for longer, deeper novels, but I do enjoy these lighter ones as a change and a diversion from the darker books.
Stars: well written, easy to read its a four star from me.

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