Quick Hits Reviews
These are reviews of books that, didn’t wow me and didn’t make me want to kill myself either. These are the ones that you would read if you just needed some time to yourself and had well, extra money to buy eh, decent books with.
Bella’s Impossible Boss by Michelle Douglas
From the wrong side of the tracks, Dominic Wright is fiercely proud of his successful career—and his latest project is his gateway to the big time! The downside? Dominic is expected to babysit the boss’s spoiled daughter.
Bella Maldini knows hotshot Dominic by reputation, and where women are concerned it’s a bad one! Still, if Bella wants this project to succeed she must work closely with Dominic. If only he weren’t so impossible—cynical, complicated, controlled—and, worst of all, sexier than any man she’s ever met!
Undersold daughter with her overbearing father has to justify herself to another male collegue again. But then she realizes she doesn’t really want to be a boss. Eh.
The Doctors Defender by Terri Reed.
As a trauma surgeon, Dr. Brenda Storm saves lives every day. But someone wants her dead. It starts with the anonymous delivery of poisoned cupcakes. Now the hospital has hired a bodyguard to protect her 24/7. At first, Brenda doesn’t think too-handsome Kyle Martin is right for the job. Then she discovers his harrowing background—and that Kyle will do anything to keep her safe. With every attempt on her life, she’s more drawn to the strong and silent man who risks his life for hers. But their growing feelings could put them both in harm’s way.
Bored. I felt preached to subversively, and i also felt really disconnected from the whole thing. The only thing that kept me interested was the mystery and that was the ONE thing the author did really well otherwise this would have been rated much lower than it was.
Mistletoe Cowboy by Carolyn Brown
‘Tis the season for…
- A matchmaking grandma on a long-disantance mission
- Mistletoe temptation in every doorway
- A sexy cowboy with a killer smile
When Gran Presely agrees to sell Creed Riley the Rockin’ C Ranch for a song at Christmastime, he can hardly believe his good fortune. There’s just one little catch-her tantalizing granddaughter Sage is part of the deal…
You know how I love a cowboy. And this was not the best example of a Western romance. It was super light, super slim, no depth no real emotion with a lot of really kitchsy cutesy stuff going on with the grandmothers matchmaking in selling the ranch out from under her grand child, it wasn’t awful but eh. I’d think twice.
Until there was you by Jessica Scott
A by-the-book captain with a West Point background, Captain Evan Loehr refuses to mix business with pleasure–except for an unguarded instance years ago when he succumbed to the deep sensuality of redheaded beauty Claire Montoya. From that moment on, though, Evan has been at odds with her, through two deployments to Iraq and back again. But when he is asked to train a team prepping for combat alongside Claire, battle-worn Evan is in for the fight of his life.
Strong, gutsy, and loyal, Captain Claire Montoya has worked hard to earn the rank on her chest. In Evan, Claire sees a rigid officer who puts the rules before everything else–including his people. When the mission forces them together, Claire soon discovers that there is more to Evan than meets the eye. He’s more than the rank on his chest; he’s a man with dark secrets and deep longings. For all their differences, Evan and Claire share two crucial passions: their country and each other.
A semi hot romance without much backstory or real depth of emotion, the characters, though intriguing were rather flat and one dimensional and the military aspects of the book were also slim. If you’re really into military romance, this might be worth a look but not if you are looking for a STRONG military romance.
When Snow Falls by Brenda Novak
After growing up in cheap motels, moving from town to town with her sister and mother, Cheyenne Christensen is grateful to be on her own. She’s grateful, too, for the friends she found once her family settled in California. But she’s troubled by the mystery of her earliest memories, most of which feature a smiling blonde woman. A woman who isn’t her mother.
Although Cheyenne has repeatedly asked for explanations, the people who could help aren’t talking. Cheyenne is set on finding answers, but without so much as a birth certificate, it won’t be easy.
Things get even more complicated when her closest friend is attracted to the man Cheyenne has secretly loved for years. For Eve’s sake, she decides to step aside—which lands her right in the arms of Dylan Amos, oldest and baddest of the hell-raising Amos brothers. He’s the kind of guy she’s sworn to avoid. She can’t afford to make a mistake, not when she finally has a chance to learn who she really is and change her life for the better. But…maybe there’s more to Dylan than she thought. Maybe letting him go would be a bigger mistake.
Cute, funny, hilarious, super hawt, and sexy, small town romance that makes me squee with joy and also shudder with, well something else, it does make me tingly to read but the parts in between left something to be desired.
The Marriage Mistake by Jennifer Probst
Carina Conte has had a crush on her brother Michael’s best friend, Max Gray, since she was a teenager back home in Italy. Now she’s earned her MBA and come to work at Michael’s new venture, America’s fastest-growing bakery empire. But some things never change: her overprotective family still treats her like a child. With three drop-dead gorgeous siblings, she’s still the ugly duckling of the bunch. And Max, the company’s new CEO, still barely notices her.
Max knows Carina Conte is strictly off-limits, for the sake of his job and his friendship with Michael. But hot-blooded lust wins out at a conference when the two share a scorching one-night stand—and are busted by her mother! Now, forced by old-world Italian tradition into a marriage he’s not ready for, Max is miserable—and Carina is furious. Her new husband is about to realize that hell hath no fury like a woman transformed. . . .
Cute, sometimes really really predictable yet entertaining. If you like stories about well party boys being forced into marriage by their Italian marriage minded grandfathers, and large italian families suitably trying to get everyone matched up, with their share of interference and craziness and misunderstandings but with a bottom line of love and family, this is for you.