Adam’s Apple. Liv Morris.
Review from Jeannie Zelos Book reviews.
I love romance and when its coupled with a good story and some spicy sex that’s a book I want to read. This sounded promising so I started reading….and got to almost halfway through, and there was still little interaction between Adam and Katherine. Once it did start things heated up quickly, and added to that the dangers came sparking out of the woodwork too.
The second half was a far better read for me, to be honest if it wasn’t a review book I’d not have continued past about 30%. The sex isn’t sex every other page, but properly fitted into the story, and once Adam and Katherine do get together there are some really emotional moments. I had guessed why Simon was off the rails – its not a long stretch of the imagination, but never the less it made an apt motive, though I still think there’s more than this to come out in book two. I enjoyed the details about Adam and Katherine’s past too, and look forward to learning more about them. I’m a strong believer in how our lives are shaped by events that happen to us, so love to find that echoed in my reading.
If the first half had caught me more the stars would have been higher, but to me that let it down. It just didn’t seem to be going anywhere and overall it’s a decent book but not a great one for me. Its excellent price at 77p for 304 pages.
Stars: three and a half.
ARC supplied by Netgalley
Broken Blade. J.C. Daniels.
Review from Jeannie Zelos Book Reviews.
I love this series, shape shifters, vampires, witches …and then there’s Kit. She’s part Aneira, and someone on the side of Justice. Had a traumatic and tough upbringing, she’s here only by strength of will, but the problems from her last job have left her feeling broken and she’s taken refuge in Wolf Haven.
Poor Kit, that last job turned into a nightmare, her relationship with Damon was tested, and though he’s now repentant and feeling guilty as he knows the truth, she’s not ready to pick up with him, and doesn’t know if she’ll ever be ready. Oh I was so wishing her healing would happen fast, as he’s so right for her. This book begins her healing, but its a long process and taking a job as part of her recovery turns out to be anything but simple, once again she’s mired in danger and deception, wondering what to do, going on instinct as usual and finding her way as she travels.
I feel so much for Kit, love Damon and was so happy she had someone special in her life. She has lots of people who care about her, though she doesn’t always realise it but no one special until Damon. So I’m rooting for them to find their way back.
I enjoyed this book but it didn’t grip me as much as the previous two. Its still a great read, and almost a five star but somehow parts just didn’t feel right to me, time occasionally dragged, and I felt the action was lacking, lots of mulling over what had happened, what should have happened and what might happen instead of getting on with it. Maybe that’s part of her current problems forcing that inaction, as usually she’s one to just jump in and get on with things.
Its priced at £3.29, $5.24 for 254 pages of the usual excellent quality writing and plot, and as a series I love it has that re reading value factor so very good value.
N:B ARC supplied via Netgalley.
Stars: not quite the five this time, four and a half.