Archive | August 3, 2014

Reckless , Priscilla West.

Reckless

 

Reckless , Priscilla West.
Review from jeannie zelos book reviews
I loved Wrecked and Rescued and was hoping this was going to have simpar heavy drama and deep emotion. I didn’t feel it though 😦 It was there but far lighter in intensity and made this a good read and not a great one…for me anyway – others of course will disagree.
So, Riley – AKA Pepper – an accountant but not as we picture them, no dry, dusty files for her, no, she’s on tour with a hot, hot band, trying to rein in their spending and though she tries to be professional and keep her distance she finds it hard. And why not, she’s in her early twenties and in the middle of what would be many of her peers dreams. I liked the way she stood up for herself though there were times I thought she was being just plain obtuse, and then others where I thought she gave way too easily. Then there’s Jax, band leader, hot hunk, but doesn’t seem to fit the usual mould of alcohol, drugs and sex…he does drink but doesn’t get drunk. In fact the whole band are pretty restrained that way. I did like the touring aspect of the novel, read a few recently based around band or film worlds, where if you didn’t know that part of the book you wouldn’t have guessed as there was no action in the field so to speak. Here Riley is actually on tour with the band.
Though Jax is clearly a heart throb hunk, and there’s a romance developed between him and Riley I didn’t really feel that pull of attraction between them. Somehow it was lacking ( for me), and they were a pretty bland couple. For a band too at the peak of their success there was a distinct lack of groupies, usually they’re everywhere in this sort of book but there were none here apart from the two we meet at the start…
I enjoyed this novel, but as I said the romance between Riley and Jax felt a bit tame to me, and on one level. I like the drama in this sort of book, but apart from the little at the end I felt there was a lack of it here. That’s a shame because the setting was perfect for it. I need highs and lows in my reading, got these from the previous books of Priscilla’s that I’d read but this felt very middle ground. I didn’t get heart throbbing moments of the high points, not the despair and tears with the lows..
The ending , Gah – I hate cliffhangers. It was very abrupt – I just felt like I turned a page and that was it. The good side though is that book two is due out soon, this autumn, and not years as some take! Thanks Priscilla, if we have to have part books and cliffhangers at least its not ages away before we get the rest of the story.
Stars: four, it was a good read, well set out and full of character but not enough highs and lows for a five for me.
ARC supplied by author.

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Nine by Night: A Multi-Author Urban Fantasy Bundle of Kickass Heroines, Adventure, & Magic
Authors: SM Reine, CJ Ellisson, Lindsay Buroker , Anthea Sharp, Boone Brux , JC Andrijeski, Annie Bellet, Jesi Lea Ryan, Kara Legend.
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews

Well at just £1.02 ( about 1.50 cents?) this opening offer is a real bargain. A chance to snap up some terrific novels by very talented authors, and well worth grabbing now even if you’ve not yet time to read it. My favourite of course is the amazing Rook, JC Andrijeski – I’ve now read all the series to date and LOVE that world. Looking back at my review I found I’d struggled with the very complex world to begin, but there are shorter, individual books that make it easier to understand. Never the less even struggling a bit with that first book its come to be one of my all time favourite series, and going back to Rook as I recently did I found it now a five star read for me, understanding it so much better now I’ve read more. there was so much I’d missed, not understanding the subtlety of it. My full review can be found under the individual book listing.
Going on to other authors I love Boone Brux’ works, though I’ve not reads this one, have read several of SM Reine’s novels and look forward to trying this one, and hopefully finding a new series to love. I read the Kara Legend novel on here, that was a fun read, sex, witchcraft and werewolves . I’ve not yet read the Lindsay Buroker book in this collection, but she was one of the first authors who’s book I tried when I got my first kindle ( now on number four…) where I started what I thought was a paranormal read, and discovered it was steampunk, a genre I’d avoided as I didn’t think I’d like it. Shows how wrong we can be. I felt the same about Allie’s War at first, the JC Andrijeski series – usually I’d avoid that sci fi/dystopian type world and yet I’d have missed out in a fantastic adventure, where I feel I’m “with” the team and they struggle to do what’s right for the world. And of course Revik, he could persuade me to go anywhere…..
this is a real bargain read, with some first class novels by popular authors and it’s a great chance to try something that may be out of your normal comfort zone genre.
Stars: Five of course!
ARC supplied via authors

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