Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Unbound - Colours of Love

Unbound- Colours of Love 

Written by Kathryn Taylor

This novel was originally written in German and has been translated. 

 I received Unbound-Colors of Love  from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Warning: Rated M for mature. There is definitely some steamy content in this book.

Grace is a 22 year old majoring in Economics at the University of Chicago. She has led a sheltered life, has not really had any serious relationships, and is unsure of herself at times. All this is about to change because she has been given a chance of a lifetime, traveling to England to begin her 3 month internship at Huntington Ventures Company. Here she meets her future boss Jonathan Huntington. Everyone has warned Grace to stay away from Jonathan and the world that he lives in, but she just can't seem to help herself. 

Johnathan Huntington also known as the "Hunter" has built his empire at Huntington Ventures and leads a very secretive life. He is dark, demanding, rich, comes from royalty, but in no means is he prince charming. Jonathan makes it very clear that he is not looking for a relationship, will not offer his love to any woman and treats Grace very cold.

Grace first runs into Jonathan while arriving at the airport in London, there are immediately sparks between the two. Grace settles into her apartment, makes a few friends, and enjoys her first day of work. Then as a surprise to the whole company Grace is invited to work alongside Jonathan and shadow him throughout the day. During the internship desires are heightened and they give into each other. The affair becomes steamy and not just in the bedroom. This novel does not end happily ever after though we are actually left with a huge cliffhanger.

There were many mixed reviews on this novel, but I loved the book and cannot wait for the next part to come out. I have to admit it was confusing the way Jonathan treats Grace and the relationships that he does have in his life, he seems like one damaged man, but a very hot one lol. Many have compared this novel to 50 Shades of Gray, the story sounds familiar, but since I never got around to reading it I am not able to make any connections. If you enjoy very mature/ adult content and a little bit of mystery there is not doubt you will fall in love with Unbound - Colours of Love.  Not to mention all the steamy scenes that will leave you fanning yourself.

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

So This is Love - Book Review

So This is Love - Barbara Freethy

  I finally made it through the second book in the Callaway series. I was hoping to finish the collection, but as you all know it is not as easy as it used to be now that Ms. Lexi keeps me running around all day. Not to mention I have also been out of the loop for the last few weeks. Me and Ms. Lexi have been visiting the family in Cali and will be back in Mexico shortly and hopefully back into our routine. It has been a little rough being off course and not up to date with my new blog.

So here goes...

Former firefighter Emma Callaway is now doing what she loves and is best at, being a San Fransisco fire investigator. She is smart, fearless, and willing to do what it takes to prove that she earned the position she was given, that it was not just handed to her because of her family. Emma has just been put on a case in her home town, to figure out who has been targeting the firefighting community and her. It will not be easy though, especially since she must work alongside Homicide detective Max Harrison. Max is quiet, likes to work alone, and enjoys pushing Emma's buttons. It is clear that they have tension, but that tension quickly turns into attraction and affection.

Even though Emma has just gotten out of a very ugly relationship and Max has a very negative outlook on love there is just no putting out the sparks between them. Barbara does such a good job with these characters, it is easy to relate to them and their real life problems. I also loved keeping up with the Callaway family and characters Sara and Aiden from book one.

There is such a good mixture of romance, laughter, suspense and mystery in this novel. We get to see the budding relationship between Max and Emma while trying to figure out who the arsonist is, and how they will be stopped. If you decided to check out the Callaway Series you will not be sorry.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

On a Night Like This - Book Review

On a Night Like This

Written by Barbara Freethy, On a Night Like This, has become my new favorite read. Barbara is a New York Times Best Selling Author, she has written 40 novels and sold over 4.5 million ebooks. Barbara is currently working on her family series, The Callaways which I can not wait to complete.

I had actually never heard of this author before, but was lucky to be chosen to read and review books from this newly released series. After completing the first book I am proud to say I am a fan and will add all books from Barbara Freethy to my must reads. I greatly enjoy the combination of romance, family and mystery Barbara includeded in her novels.

The sweet and innocent girl next door is back in town,  Sara has fought hard to toughen up her outer shell by becoming a New York city lawyer, but she is back home and to where she was once rejected by not only her father but her first love. Even though she has a nice home and career back in New York something is still missing.  After losing her mother as a teenager Sara wants to have a family which is with her only living relative. The only person that has chosen not to love her, her dad.  While back in town she runs into Aiden, the boy across the street who once broke her heart. Only Aiden is no longer that young boy she fell for. Will she be able to keep her distance and save herself from another heartache?

Aiden, a fire jumper has always been a risk taker and tried to keep up the the high standards of the rest of the tight knit Callaway clan who all happen to work in the firefighting community. Since he was little Aiden has always found himself in trouble and now is no different, his best friend is dead and everyone is looking to him for answers, if only he could recall what happened. Without many memories of how the whole thing played out Aiden must figure out what happened without ruining the reputation of his best friend. While in town Aiden finds Sara, and even though he is willing to jump out of a plane for work any day Aiden does not take so many risks when it comes to falling in love.

Barbara did a fantastic job with this story, it was so easy to fall in love with all the characters. There was also a good mixture of love, mystery, and backstory to the Callaway Family.  By the end I was looking forward to finding out more about the next family member and finding out who has been setting up fires all around town. I highly recommend this Novel to anyone who likes a nice romantic read with a little hint of mystery.