Monday, March 18, 2019

Review "Under Fire by Scarlett Cole"


HE CAN TAKE THE HEAT.

Hot, hard-bodied Sixten Rapp is a former SEAL who’s raring to begin his brand-new civilian life. He and his Navy “brothers” start a security firm that offers the kind of services only a team of military-trained professionals can provide. But nothing prepared Six for his new client: an innocent woman on a mission to improve thousands of lives. . . unless someone takes hers first.

CAN SHE HANDLE THE FLAMES?

Dr. Louisa North knows time is against her as she tries to create a “miracle” medical treatment for a disease with no known cure, until she creates a sample so powerful that the wrong people want to use it as a chemical weapon. At first, Six is unwilling to accept Louisa as his client. But soon he realizes that the danger is real and that there’s much more to this plain-Jane scientist…including a burning passion between them that neither of them can resist. And now that an enemy is on Louisa’s trail, Six will do whatever it takes to protect her—or die trying.


Title: Under Fire (Love Over Duty #1)
Author: Scarlett Cole
Publisher: St. Martins Paperbacks
Edition: Kindle
Amount of Pages: 319
Genre: Military, Suspense, Romance, Contemporary

Date Read: 11-03-2019 - 15-03-2019

Favorite Quote: “I don’t know where I am going to end up when this is all over, but I hope it’s with you.”

Review:
I was looking forward to reading this book. I've been really into military books lately.
After I read Fractured Heart by the same author I dived straight into this one.

I could really connect to Louisa, I have social anxiety as well. Maybe not as severe as she does but I could relate to her, relate to what she was thinking and feeling.
I liked Six, he is a good guy. 

I do feel like the mystery part could be better. There was allot of build up but the end was wrapped up rather quickly.

Overall I enjoyed reading this book

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Review "Fractured Heart by Scarlett Cole"

All things, when placed under pressure, eventually break or leave a mark.
Tattoo artist Brody "Cujo" Matthews knows how to keep things simple. In life and in love. Abandoned as a child by a mother who refused to stick around to raise three boys she didn't want, he's intent on staying clear of complicated women. The only things complicated in Cujo’s life are the killer tattoos he designs and inks. That all changes when he’s asked to help organize his best friend Trent's engagement party, which means working with Trent's fiancée's best friend, Drea, the definition of high maintenance and sizzling curves. And the one woman he doesn’t want to walk away from.
Andrea "Drea" Caron is broke and tired. After years of caring for her ailing mom, she's at the end of her rope trying to manage the piling medical bills, two jobs, and a life placed on hold. She certainly doesn’t need the added frustration of a sexy playboy tattoo artist messing up her best friend’s engagement party or her carefully balanced life. But when Drea witnesses the abduction of a woman from the café she works at, she can’t help but turn to Cujo who’s determined to prove to Drea that he’s someone she can count on forever…but as they attempt to bring the truth to light, someone is working to bring that forever to a sudden, deadly halt.
Title: The Fractured Heart
Author: Scarlett Cole
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperback
Edition: Edition
Amount of Pages: 283
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Adult


Date Read: 10-03-2019


Favorite Quote: “I don’t want a fling, Drea … When it gets hard, I want to be there for you … But that means you have to be there for me when I get hard.”


Review:I really liked this book in the beginning. It started of great. It started off with a thrill, with some mystery and I was excited to see where it would go.
Sadly, for me, the mystery was a bit lack luster. There was allot of build up but it ended a bit quick and meh. Could be better.
I loved the chemistry between Brody, or Cujo as he goes by and Andrea or Drea. They had nice banter.
I really loved Cujo. He is a charming, nice guy.
Drea is admirable, she took care of her mother for years and it wasn't easy for her. She worked her ass of and I really feel for her. However she got a bit annoying at times. I get she used to making decisions for herself and her mother but she took some really stupid ones.
If the mystery part was wrapped up a bit better, was explored a bit better then it could have been an amazing book.


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Review "Mystery Man by Kristen Ashley"

Night time is the right time...

Gwendolyn Kidd has met the man of her dreams. He's hot, he's sexy, and what started as a no-names-exchanged night of passion has blossomed into a year and a half-long pleasure fest. Sure, it's a little strange that he only appears in her bed at night, but Gwen is so sure he's the one, she just can't turn him away...

Hawk Delgado knows more about Gwen than she could ever imagine. She's gorgeous, headstrong, and skittish about relationships. But Hawk is facing his own demons, demons that keep him from connecting with anyone. Yet when Gwen is drawn into Denver's lethal underground scene, Hawk's protective nature comes out full force. The problem is, when Gwen gets a dose of Hawk's Alpha attitude in the daylight, she's not so sure he's the one anymore....
 



Title: Mystery Man (Dream Man #1)
Author: Kristen Ashley
Publisher: Forever
Edition: Kindle
Amount of Pages: 512
Genre: Adult, Romance

Date Read: 1st: 01-01-2016 2nd: 16-03-2019- 17-03-2019

Favorite Quote: “You live in your head too much, you curl up and shut shit out and spend so much time doing it, you forget to live your life. You can’t live your life in your head. That isn’t living.”

Review:
I remember liking this book, the first time I read it. I reread my previous review and I can't believe how much my thoughts have changed. 

What is this book about:
This book is about 33 year old Gwendolyn. She met this guy a year and a half ago, since then that guys comes into her house regularly at night, and they have crazy monkey sex. She doesn't know his name or anything about him. She never even saw him in daylight, that was until now. 
When her crazy sisters, crazy friends comes at her door and yells at her, Gwen goes to the last guy she knew who dated her sister, a biker guy. That put her on the radar of several bickers, something that her mystery man doesn't like. So the first time she 'meets' her mystery man is when he comes and tells her that she is his, and that he doens't like that she went to the bikers. 
Cabe "hawk" delgado, aka mystery man, knows he missed out the last year and a half and he isn't willing to let her go. 

What did I like about this book
Well the first time I read this book I liked the chemistry between Gwen and Hawk. I remember liking him. I do remember that I thought he went a bit far and that I didn't think I'd be able to put up with it. I don't recall disliking it as much as I do now. 

I'm all for a hot alpha man, but Hawk takes it to far. A relationship is suppose to be a partnership, not a ownership. His way or no way. He pushes until Gwen caves and gives him what he wants. 
There are several things that really ticked me off. 
1. It's very much illegal to have someone followed without probable cause, a court order or consent. You do not acces their bank reccords, their personal records, their family's records etc. It's a violation of their privacy and their is no cause for it. 
2. You do not install security camera's around someone property without their consent, court order or probable cause.
3. You do not bug their car or phone without consent, court order, or probable cause.
4. I hated that he imposed on her privacy as much as he did. He had no right to go to her parents or friends when she told him not to. 
5. I hated that he showed no respect for her wishes what so ever. He just waited till she caved and pushed until she caved. And when called out on it, he blames her for pushing him away. 
6. You do not kidnap your 'loved' because she is somewhere you don't want her to be and keep her at your house till she caved and agree's 
7. You do not decide that someone needs protecting and take it upon yourself to be that protector and marking your territory. 
8. You do not blame that person for not giving themselves to you when you haven't showed any respect for their wishes and wants. 
9. YOU DO NOT GET TO DECIDE THAT YOUR TRAUMA IS WORSE THAN SOMEONE ELSES AND YOU DO NOT USE YOUR TRAUMA TO EMOTIONALLY BLACKMAIL SOMEONE INTO FEELING BAD AND TAKING YOU BACK!!!!
10. When someone ask you to leave, leave. When someone tries fighting you off when you try to have sex with them, stop. Don't keep going until she caves and agree's. 
11. Don't place camera's in someones house without consent. 
12. During sex you don't 'allow' someone to ride you within a time frame until they run out of time. This wouldn't have bugged me if they didn't use the word 'allowed' and if he didn't tick me off so much before. 

His mother going to gwens house after he pushed her away, threw her away, and blame her for it. She had no right. If she wanted to harass someone about is, go harass your own son. 
I didn't like how her friends handled the situation. 

And Gwen stop saying UHM!! my god that got annoying. For a 33 year old she often really acted like a child. And grow some balls will you. She was such a pushover. Stick to your guns. But ofcourse he put the blame on her and she believed it. She continues to go back to him and blames herself. 
I didn't like that she went from one guy to the next when she and hawk had issues (she doesn't cheat or do anything with them but she does let them almost control her). 

I get why Hawk felt like Gwen needed protecting because she does. I get why he did certain things but dude, boundaries. If someone says no, accept it and believe them. 
If he didn't cross so many lines from the start other things wouldn't have ticked me off a much I think. 
Allot of things would have been different if they sat down and talked about things. Had a conversation. 

I liked the concept, I like an alpha male as much as the next one but this is to much. He needed to dial it down, and she needed a spine and stand up for herself to even it out. A relationship should be a two way street, not push and almost force their views on someone else. 

Great concept, wished the execution was different.

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Sunday, March 10, 2019

Review "Raze by Tillie Cole"

To take back life, one must first face death . . . 

Conditioned in captivity to maim and kill, prisoner 818 becomes an unstoppable fighter in the ring. Violence is all he knows. Death and brutality are the masters of his fate.

After years of incarceration in an underground hell, only one thought occupies his mind: revenge. Revenge on the man who wronged him, condemned him and turned him into this: a rage-fueled killing machine.

Kisa Volkova, daughter of the head of New York's Russian bratva, lives a protected but unhappy life. As manager of The Dungeon, her father's underground fighting and gambling syndicate in Brooklyn, grief and pain fill her days. As well as her domineering father, Kisa's fiancé Alik controls every aspect of her life, dominating her every move, until one night changes everything.

After a chance encounter with a beautiful, tattooed man on the street, Kisa stumbles into a world of feeling and desire as yet unknown to her. And when this man is announced as The Dungeon's newest fighter, her life is turned upside down.

Kisa becomes obsessed with him, yearns for him, needs to possess this mysterious man beyond saving... the man they call Raze.


Title: Raze (Scarred Souls #2)
Author: Tillie Cole
Publisher: Piatkus 
Edition: Kindle
Amount of Pages: 304
Genre: Mafia, Contemporary, Dark, Romance

Date Read: 09-03-2019

Favorite Quote: “They were always meant to be together, one boy and one girl, two hearts split into two, sent to far-off lands on their own. For God wanted to see if true love could be tested. He wanted to see if two halves of one soul could find each other again, even against the odds. Years would pass. They would both be hurt. They would both be sad, but one day, when they least expected it, they would stumble into each other’s paths. The question is: would they recognize each other’s soul? And would they find their way back to love…?”

“My Kisa-Anna… my solnyshko… God put a piece of your blue eyes in mine so we would always know we matched…”

Review:
I've had this book on my to read list for a while but I've never gotten around to reading it. With RARE Paris coming up I decided to give it a go and I'm glad I did! It was really good!! I loved the angst. 
Raze definitely was my favorite. I felt so bad for the guy, I was really rooting for him. I really liked Kisa in the beginning, I was excited to see how she would grow in the story. But sadly she didn't change much really. I hoped she would get stronger, I would have thought a girl that grew up with the russian maffia would learn to stand up for herself. I understand why she felt so broken, totally understand that but I wished we'd seen some development in her characters. She was kind of naive for her circumstances. Raze really is the redeeming character in this story, he made it great. 

What is this story about:
This story focuses on two characters. 818 also known as Raze is a 26 (something) guy that can only remember violence, death and pain. He has been stuck in a prison they called the Golag for a crime he can't remember but is certain he didn't commit. The thought of revenge is all that kept him going. 
Kisa is the daughter of an Russian crime boss. She had it hard. Growing up in the mafia isn't easy but she always had her soulmate, her great love and her twin brother, until she hasn't. Since then she was in the claws of sadistic, pycho Alix. He is really insane and cruel and she takes it because she feels like she has no other option and because he needs her. She calms the voices in his head.... red flag right there. 
When Kisa gets attacked one night while giving away care packages on the streets, she gets saved by this big, threatening man and she feels something for the guy. Something she can't place. She didn't think she'd see him again after she gave him the money he needed, until he turned out to be the new fighter in her fathers underground ring. 

Rating:
4 I really liked it stars

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Review "Sin Brother Series by Rebecca Zanetti"

His Secrets Can Destroy Her

From the moment Josie laid eyes on sexy, mysterious Shane Dean, she was in love. Their desire ignited a passionate affair, and within weeks, Shane had slipped a ring on her finger. It seemed her every fantasy was coming true . . . until her new husband disappeared without a trace. Now, two years and one broken heart later, Josie is shocked by the hospital calls: Shane has been found . . . at a crime scene with no memory of how he got there.

Her Love Can Save Him

Shane can't remember the blue-eyed angel at his bedside—or who he even is—but he knows something isn't right. His hearing is razor sharp, his physical strength incredible, and the urge to protect Josie overwhelming. For powerful enemies are hunting him, and Josie is the key to discovering why. As Shane struggles to unravel his past, dangerous new truths come to light. Can he protect the only woman he's ever loved? And can Josie trust a man she thought she knew—one who carries such a deadly secret?


Title: Forgotten Sins (Sin Brothers #1)
Author: Rebecca Zanetti
Publisher: Forever
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Amount of Pages: 384
Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Romance, Adult, 

Date Read: 25-02-2019 - 26-02-2019

Favorite Quote: “I may not know myself right now, sweetheart. But I know I wouldn’t have let you go.” 

Review:
This is my first book by Rebecca Zanetti and I really liked it! It was really good.
It had tons of tension, chemistry, hot scenes, thrill and lots of action.
This was my 7th buddy read with my bestie.

What is this book about:
This book is about Josie. She met and married Shawn, a marine, in a whirlwind of passion. They where together for a few weeks, and married for a few months before Shawn disappeared without a word. For two years she didn't see him or hear from him until she got a phone call from the hospital. Shawn was there but he has amnesia. He doesn't remember anything about his live, where he's been or why he left. But when looking at her, he knows that he loves her and that he isn't letting her go a second time. Especially not with people targetting Josie to get to him.

What did I like about this book:
I love Shawn. He is seriously hot! I really have a thing for a man in uniform.
I really like Josie as well. She is very sweet, kind, smart and stronger than she looked. I liked that she didn't just took shit but dealt with it and threw it back. She is resilliant. 

I found the premise of this book really interesting. While the next book won't be from Josie and Shawn's pov, the underlying story is far from over. I can't wait to see where it goes!

Rating:





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The One Man She Can't Have

Matt Dean was born to fight…and kill. A member of a secret black-ops military unit, he and his brothers were genetically engineered by the government to be the perfect soldiers with an expiration date. Now, with time running out, he's gone rogue in a relentless quest for the one person who can save them. His mission leads him to Charmed, Idaho…and to a beautiful woman with eyes like emeralds and a body made for pleasure.

The One Woman He Can't Resist

Laney Jacobs knows the mysterious, handsome stranger is trouble from the moment he walks into her bar, looking for a job. She's spent years running from her own past—the last thing she needs is a romantic entanglement. But Matt's strong arms offer her protection, and his gentle touch promises passion unlike anything she's ever known. As lethal forces surround them, revealing explosive secrets about Matt's past and putting everything—and everyone—he holds dear in danger, can he save them all before time runs out?


Title: Sweet Revenge (Sin Brothers #2)
Author: Rebecca Zanetti
Publisher: Headline Eternal
Edition: Kindle
Amount of Pages: 356
Genre: Adult, Romance, Thriller, Mystery, Military 

Genre: 26-02-2019 - 28-02-2019

Favorite Quote: “I always figured somebody was meant for me, and when I found him, I’d know it. The second I saw you in the alley, something in me recognized you.” 

Review:
I couldn't wait to dive into this book! I wanted to know how the brothers story would continue. 
I liked Matt in book 1, his protectiveness of his brothers and his willingness to do anything for them make me really like him. It does help that he is hot though haha.

What is this book about:
This book focuses on matt, the eldest of the Dean or Grey brothers.
Matt is on the hunt. He's hunting down the surgeon that put the killer chips in his and his brothers spines. He has to find this surgeon and make her dismantle and take out the chips before the chips decide to play exploding tag with their spines.
On his search for the surgeon he meets Laney. He was intrigued with the sassy, curvy blonde. 
As part of his cover he starts working in Laney's bar as a bouncer and Bartender. The more time Matt spends with Laney the more he wants her and the more he realizes she is hiding something. Something big, but what.
The fact that a serial killer has also decided to come to town isn't really helping Matt keep a low profile.
Will Matt succeed in finding the surgeon and save his and his brothers live or will he find something he never thought he would want or find.

What did I like about this books:
I really like Matt! He is a good guy beneath all that hard, alpha male. I love that he is so protective of his brothers and that he would do anything for them.
I really like Laney as well, she didn't just role over and let Matt boss her around. 

I really like that this book kept me on my toes. I really tried to figure out what secret Laney was keeping, and it didn't make me to happy that my bestie guessed it. 
There where things I did guess but some things I really didn't see coming!

Can't wait to dive into the next book!

Rating:





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A betrayal he couldn't forget . . .
For Nate Dean, love is a four-letter word. As part of a secret black-ops military unit, he and his brothers were genetically engineered by the government to be ruthless soldiers with an expiration date. They were loyal only to one another . . . until Nate laid eyes on the woman who stole his heart and blew his world apart. Now, years later, his family is still paying the price for his mistake. But as time runs out, there's only one person who can save his family: the very woman Nate swore he'd never trust again.

A love she couldn't deny . . . 

The moment Audrey Madison spies Nate across a crowded ballroom, she can barely breathe. He's just as undeniably sexy as she remembers, yet there's an edge to him now that's as irresistible as it is dangerous. When he asks for her help, Audrey can't refuse. But she has secrets of her own--secrets that, if Nate ever discovers them, may cost them both their lives . . .


Title: Blind Faith (Sin Brothers #3)
Author: Rebecca Zanetti
Publisher: Headline Eternal
Edition: Kindle
Amount of Pages: 383
Genre: Military, Romance, Thriller, Suspense 

Date Read: 02-03-2019 - 04-03-2019

Favorite Quote: “Get out of my way, or I swear, I’ll shove your balls through the roof of your mouth.” 

"He was an experiment created in a test tube, maybe without a soul, perhaps without any hope. But for a brief time, with this woman, he'd felt whole. Real. Good. Even if they just had the night, he wanted that feeling again."

"Never alone"

Review:
Another great book in the series! One of the things I love most about these books is that they keep you guessing, they through you for a loop, and the suspense is so good!
Man I love these sin brothers, they keep getting better and better. And even I thought it wasn't possible, they got even hotter!

What is this book about:
This time around it's Nathans, or Nates turn to tell his story. He and his brothers are still searching for a way to dismantle the kill chips that are in their spines. Time is running out. And drastic times call for drastic measures. For his brothers, Nate tracked down the person he never wanted to see again, the person that broke his heart, the only person he ever loved, Audrey. 
The daughter of the crazy scientist that created them all those years ago. 

What did I love about this book:
Oh sweet, sweet Nate. He tried so hard to protect his brothers when he was younger, to give them a sense of normalcy. He still does.
He is a tough, dangerous, big alpha man but underneath that is a sweet heart.
I really like Audrey, she had some serious guts. She has a good sense of morals.
I feel bad for her, her mother is a nut job and the commander is a sociopath, it wasn't easy to live under their thumb. 
Some of the things they did to her really make my skin crawl.

Can't wait for the next book, my boys need to live and be happy!

Rating:





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A fight he must win...

Piper Oliver knows she can't trust him. They warned her that the tall, dark, and sexy black-ops soldier Jory Dean would try to win her over with his steel-gray eyes and deadly charm, but she won't be conned by this man they call a traitor. All she has to do is figure out the science necessary to save his life, and she's done. Something isn't adding up, though, and she won't rest until she uncovers the truth-even if it's buried in his deep, dangerous kiss.

A passion she can't resist...

Jory will do anything to reunite with and save his brothers—even kidnap the gorgeous woman who's working to deactivate the deadly chip in their spines. But the forces determined to destroy his family won't let them go so easily. Keeping Piper alive is more than he bargained for—and so is his burning desire for her. But with every second bringing him closer to certain death, can he afford to lose himself in her hot and willing embrace?
 


Title: Total Surrender (Sin Brothers #4)
Author: Rebecca Zanetti
Publisher: Headline Eternal
Edition: Kindle
Amount of Pages: 368
Genre: Military, Thriller, Mystery, Romance

Date Read: 05-03-2019

Favorite Quote: "I’m the hero of my own damn story, Jory Dean. Protect me all you want, but this once, I’m needed with you"

“I can’t offer you forever, Pipe. But I learned the hard way when I was young that life is full of moments, and if you get a good one, take it.”

Review
I was so excited for this book! I had to know what happened to Jory. To get to know him. And I have to say he is the biggest sweetheart out of all of them. 
He has a though exterior but he has a kind heart.

What is this book about:
This book focuses on Jory, the youngest of the Dean brothers. They thought he was dead but he survived. Now he has to find away to not only get out of the hell hole he's being kept but he also has a week left to find a way to save his brothers from the kill chips in their spines.
Piper is brought in to save Jory from the chip in his spine. She believes that Jory is a traitor, that he is the bad guy. She believes that what the commander is doing is good. But little by little Jory is chipping away from her defences. Not only that she is learning that not everything is what it seems.
Will Piper be able to save Jory, and in turn can they save his brothers or will the dean brothers be no more...

What did I like about this book:
Short answer, Jory. Man what a guy. He's really swoon worthy. Very charming.
This is the first book where I didn't immediately like the leading female. Piper really had a holier than thou attitude, despite not being a 100 innocent either. She was really blinded by her childhood fantasy that she didn't see the truth staring her in the face. She was really naive. The hard thing is that while it did annoy me, especially because she was mean to Jory, I do understand why. I understand what causes her to believe what she did. 

Overall it was a great book, full of thrill, excitement, hot scenes and plot twist I didn't see coming.
I'm sad the sin brother story is over. I'm going to miss these guys. 

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Review "Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling"

"Turning the envelope over, his hand trembling, Harry saw a purple wax seal bearing a coat of arms; a lion, an eagle, a badger and a snake surrounding a large letter 'H'."

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!


Title: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Author: J.K. Rowling. Narrator: Stephen Fry
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Edition:  Audiobook
Number of Pages: 320
Genre: Teen, Fantasy

Date read: 16-03-2018 - 21-03-2018


Quote: “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”

“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.” 

Review: 
This is the first audio book I've ever listened to. I tried before but just couldn't do it, either the voice wasn't right or their reading style didn't suit me. But in this case I loved it. It helped that I've read this book so many times so I knew what was happening, so if I missed a part I still knew what was going on.
Listening to the audio made me remember details from the book that I've forgotten. It made me experience the book in a way I haven't before.
I like Stephen Fry's reading style and his voice suits the book.

Harry Potter is just one of those story's that I'll love forever. I don't think I'll ever get bored of.


Rating:  






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Harry Potter's summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors - and then the attacks start.









Title: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2)
Author: J.K. Rowling. Narrator: Stephen Fry
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Edition: Audiobook
Number of Pages: 252
Genre: Teen, Fantasy

Date read: 08-04-2018 - 03-05-2018 


Quote: “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”


Review: 

This book isn't my favorite in the series. Not that I don't like it because I do like it but it doesn't compare to the rest. 
It was so fun to reread this book in another way. The audio read by Stephen is really good. It made me remember things that I've forgotten. I didn't realize how much I've forgotten or thought happened in a different way than I remembered. 

Rating: 





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"Welcome to the Knight Bus, emergency transport for the stranded witch or wizard. Just stick out your wand hand, step on board and we can take you anywhere you want to go."

When the Knight Bus crashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front of him, it's the start of another far from ordinary year at Hogwarts for Harry Potter. Sirius Black, escaped mass-murderer and follower of Lord Voldemort, is on the run - and they say he is coming after Harry. In his first ever Divination class, Professor Trelawney sees an omen of death in Harry's tea leaves.... But perhaps most terrifying of all are the Dementors patrolling the school grounds, with their soul-sucking kiss....
 



Title: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter #3)
Author: J.K. Rowling. Narrator: Stephen Fry
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Edition:  Audiobook
Number of Pages: 
Genre: Teen, Fantasy

Date read: 03-05-2018 - 06-05-2018


Quote: "Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light."

“I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.” 
Review: 
This book is probably my favorite in the entire series. You can really feel a change in the series. Things are starting to set up for the rest of the books. You can tell it's going from a childrens book to a teenage book. 
The tone gets a bit darker and more serious. 

Rating: 





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Harry Potter is midway through his training as a wizard and his coming of age. Harry wants to get away from the pernicious Dursleys and go to the International Quidditch Cup. He wants to find out about the mysterious event that's supposed to take place at Hogwarts this year, an event involving two other rival schools of magic, and a competition that hasn't happened for a hundred years. He wants to be a normal, fourteen-year-old wizard. But unfortunately for Harry Potter, he's not normal - even by wizarding standards. And in his case, different can be deadly. --back cover



Title: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter #4)
Author: J.K. Rowling. Narrated: Stephen Fry.
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Edition: Audiobook
Amount of Pages: 636
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy 

Date Read:16-05-2018 - 08-06-2018

Favorite Quote: “If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”

“Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.” 

Review:
I loved reading this book again, or well listen to it. It made me remember things that I had forgotten. The movie plot is so fresh in my mind but it shows how many details were altered, how different things went in the books. I love being back in this world again.

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"'You are sharing the Dark Lord's thoughts and emotions. The Headmaster thinks it inadvisable for this to continue. He wishes me to teach you how to close your mind to the Dark Lord.'"
Dark times have come to Hogwarts. After the Dementors' attack on his cousin Dudley, Harry Potter knows that Voldemort will stop at nothing to find him. There are many who deny the Dark Lord's return, but Harry is not alone: a secret order gathers at Grimmauld Place to fight against the Dark forces. Harry must allow Professor Snape to teach him how to protect himself from Voldemort's savage assaults on his mind. But they are growing stronger by the day and Harry is running out of time....




Title: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter #5)
Author: J.K. Rowling
Publisher: Pottermore
Edition: Audiobook
Amount of Pages: 766
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Magic

Date Read: 20-07-2018 - 29-07-2018


Favorite Quote: “You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.” 


Review:

I dreaded listening to this book because that ending always makes me cry. Sirius death really gets me every time. I do love listening to these books. Stephen Fry does an amazing job. 
I love being back in the wizarding world in a new way I haven't before. 


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It is the middle of the summer, but there is an unseasonal mist pressing against the windowpanes. Harry Potter is waiting nervously in his bedroom at the Dursleys' house in Privet Drive for a visit from Professor Dumbledore himself. One of the last times he saw the Headmaster was in a fierce one-to-one duel with Lord Voldemort, and Harry can't quite believe that Professor Dumbledore will actually appear at the Dursleys' of all places. Why is the Professor coming to visit him now? What is it that cannot wait until Harry returns to Hogwarts in a few weeks' time? Harry's sixth year at Hogwarts has already got off to an unusual start, as the worlds of Muggle and magic start to intertwine...


Title: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter #6)
Author: J.K. Rowling Narrator: Stephen Fry
Publisher:Pottermore
Edition: Audiobook
Amount of Pages: 668
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Magic

Date Read: 06-08-2018 - 11-01-2019

Favorite Quote: It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more"

"Why are you worrying about YOU-KNOW-WHO when you should be worrying about YOU-KNOW-POO? The Constipation sensation that's gripping the nation." 


Review:
It took me so long to get through this book. I dreaded that ending. I feared hearing it would break my heart in a all now way than seeing it and reading it did. And it did. Especially the emotions and explanation that came after that.

I loved (re)learning thins that I don't even remember knowing. And ofcourse refreshing my memory of certain events. For some reason I have the movie plot freshly in my mind but I forgot allot of details from the books.

Stephen Fry did an amazing job narrating these book.

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As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid's motorbike and takes to the skies, leaving Privet Drive for the last time, Harry Potter knows that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind. The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything Harry loves and to stop him Harry will have to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. The final battle must begin - Harry must stand and face his enemy... 






Title: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #7)
Author: J.K. Rowling
Publisher: Pottermore
Edition: Audiobook
Amount of Pages: 25 hours
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Date Read: 13-01-2019 - 26-02-2019

Favorite Quote: “Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love.” 

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”

Review:
It has been a while since I read or watched Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, so some details where a bit fuzzy. But what and ending to an epic series.
It was so bittersweet finishing the series. 
It's amazing that after all this time, I still love harry potter, and I probably always will (yes I know what I did there ahah or tried to do).
I'm sure it won't be long before i'll dive back into the wizarding world

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Review "Phoenix Pack 1-3 by Suzanne Wright"

When female wolf shifter Taryn Warner first encounters Trey Coleman, an alpha male wolf shifter with a dangerous reputation, she’s determined to resist his charms. After all, Trey—who was only fourteen when he defeated his own father in a duel, winning the right to be alpha of his pack—can’t have anything to offer the talented healer besides trouble, or so she thinks.

Taryn finds herself drawn in by Trey’s forceful demeanor and arctic-blue eyes, and she eventually agrees to enter an uneasy alliance with him. If the two succeed in convincing their respective packs that they’ve chosen each other as mates, Trey will win valuable political allies, while Taryn will escape an odious arranged mating.

But there are a lot of potential pitfalls to this plan—including the very real possibility that the wolf shifters, overwhelmed by their growing attraction to each other, will be unable to maintain the clear heads needed to pull off the deception.


Title: Feral Sins (The Phoenix Pack #1)
Author: Suzanne Wright
Publisher:
Edition: Kindle
Amount of Pages:
Genre: Paranormal, Romance, Adult

Date Read:20-02-2019 - 22-02-2019

Favorite Quote: “Just give me a second. Attempting to give a fuck...Attempting harder to give a fuck...Sorry, there was an error; fuck not given.” 

“Love is giving someone the power to completely destroy you, and hoping that they won’t” 

“Hey, I have a suggestion, why not put a condom over your head – if you’re going to act like a complete dick then it makes sense to dress like one.” 

“I'm not tired. I'm just checking my eyelids for holes. It could take a while” 

Review:
This is my second time reading this book. I remember it being really hot and that I loved it. It was still hot, and I still liked it but I didn't love it as much as I recall doing the first time I read it. 
I still really loved Taryn's sarcasm and wit. Her banter with Greta where hilarious. 
I loved that she held her ground, that she didn't give in easily. 
I really liked the relationship Taryn and Trey had. They compliment each other well. Trey doesn't need a pushover and Taryn didn't need a whimpy guy. 
It's not often that I love side characters as much as I like the side characters in this book. It's a bit hard to keep track of who is who but I do really like them. They seem to have a great relationship with each other and I like the vibe they have. 

What is this book about:
This book is about shifters, wolf shifters to be exact. Shifters are humans that share their soul/body with an animal. They can transform in said animal, in this case the animal they can become is a wolf. 
The shifters often live in packs, there is strength in number after all. Especially in a world where humans aren't to fond of shifters. 
As you have in any wolf pack you have and Alpha. The Alpha of the phoenix pack is Trey. Trey never wanted to get close to anyone, didn't want to be in a relationship. He likes the single life. 
When he find Taryn, he needs something from her, and she needs something from him. So they make a deal. Taryn agree's to pretend to be Trey's "true" mate so he can form an alliance with her father. In return Taryn gets out of an arranged mating with a man she detests. 
Taryn and Trey expect to each go their own way after the end of their agreement. They didn't want to be so attracted to each other. Taryn never expected to become so comfortable in the Phoenix pack, she told herself she wouldn't do it. And Trey didn't expect to care for Taryn. Will both of them be able to overcome their issue or do their ways split like they agreed to? 

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Despite having been besotted with Dante Garcea since she was a child, wolf shifter Jaime Farrow figures that it’s time to move past the crush. If he wanted her, he wouldn’t have ignored her flirtatious behavior, right? Hiding her intense attraction to him isn’t easy – especially now that they're part of the same pack again – but with bigger issues to worry about and with the submissive wolf act to maintain, Jaime is resolute on moving forward. Now if only the workaholic control-freak would let her…
As the pack Beta, Dante doesn't have the space or time in his life for a relationship. As such, he ignores his intense hunger for the willful – and sometimes crazy – Jaime. Yet when her flirtations abruptly end, Dante finds that he doesn’t like losing her attention. He finds something else too – Jaime's hiding something. Determined to uncover her secret, he sets out to break through her defenses, even though being around her intensifies his cravings for her. What he finds is a problem that Jaime is convinced not even a powerful Beta can solve.


Title: Wicked Cravings (The Phoenix Pack #2)
Author: Suzanne Wright
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Edition: Kindle
Amount of Pages: 389
Genre: Paranormal, Adult, Romance

Date Read: 22-02-2019

Favorite Quote: “You know, I used to think you were snarling at me, but now I see that...it’s actually just your face.” 

“Greta: At one point, you practically stalked poor Dante.
Jamie: Stalked? No, I just watched him. At night. From behind a bush. Using night-vision googles.” 


“Acknowledge what fear actually is—it’s just your brain communicating to your body that it senses danger. Accept fear for what it is, and work with it. That’s when its power disappears.”

“I suppose you look a tiny bit better nowadays. You’d always been a fat child.” “I prefer the term ‘charitably shaped.’”

Review:
I was looking forward to this book. The synopsis sounded interesting. I really wanted to know more about Jamie. 
I liked how Jamie decided that enough was enough. That she wanted to save some dignity and move on with her live. 
Dante however didn't like that very much. It's a clear case of not knowing what you have until it's gone. He never thought he liked Jamie's crush on him, he was sure he didn't feel anything for her. But once she started treating him like anyone else, he felt cold. He felt annoyed, like something was missing. 

What is this book about: 
This book is about Dante, Beta wolf of the phoenix pack, and Jamie. Jamie is a new addition to the pack. Jamie and Dante knew each other from when Phoenix pack was still part of their old pack. She always had a huge crush on him and she didn't hide that to well. 
Now they're in the same pack again, Jamie decided that she had enough of embarrassing herself. She is done pinning after someone that made it clear he has no intrest in her what so ever. 
Dante was sure that Jamie would continue her flirty behavior thowards him, so when she doesn't, when she almost igores him and flits with other people he is baffled. He is trying to figure out what is going on. 
The more Jamie is pulling away from Dante, the more he is sure that he doesn't want to let her go. Jamie is cursing Dante for his behavior, how can she possible get over the guy when he won't leave her alone. 
Dante is sure he doesn't want a mate, that a mate can't deal with him job being number one in his live. And Jamie doesn't want to mate with anyone because she has a secret, a secret that could become dangerous to her mate, and she doesn't want that person to get hurt. Both of them can't help but notice the growing attraction between them, will their secrets and attitude keep them from each other or will they find a way? 

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A pack Alpha and his estranged, true mate wrestle with painful secrets, ruthless enemies, and their own irresistible attraction, in the sexy third book of the Phoenix Pack series.

Half-shifter Shaya Critchley may hold a submissive role in her pack, but she’s done taking orders. After her Alpha wolf mate refused to claim her—but committed to interfering in her life—she took off. Now she hides from him, posing as a human in a town full of anti-shifter extremist groups. She thinks he’ll never find her again, and that suits her just fine. But she’s wrong.

Nick Axton can barely control his feelings for Shaya, but he could never claim her—not if he truly cares for her. The degenerative brain condition he keeps secret would ultimately leave her with a burden rather than a mate. But when Shaya runs away, Nick can’t bear the thought of never seeing her again. After tracking her down, he discovers Shaya’s feisty and passionate side in the process…a side he’d never seen before.

Under the menacing gazes of territorial local packs and violent human extremists, Nick vows to finally claim the spirited Shaya…and despite her initial resistance, Shaya just might find his fiery determination to be the ultimate aphrodisiac.
 


Title: Carnal Secrets (The Phoenix Pack #3)
Author: Suzanne Wright
Publisher:Montlake Romance
Edition: Kindle
Amount of Pages: 366
Genre: Paranormal, Adult, Romance

Date Read: 23-02-2019

Favorite Quote: “I’d ask how you’re doing and if you’ve been busy today, but these new binoculars work great—a “must-have” for all intense investigators.”

Review:
I didn't expect to like nick that much. He really did a number on Shaya. Shaya thought she could run and hide from nick, that she could be happy and not get hurt again, but sadly she couldn't. 
I wished that Nick showed her some appreciation or something before he forced her hand and made her run away. It's again a case of not appreciating what you have until it's gone.
Nick has allot of groveling to do to get back into Shaya's good graces. 
One thing is sure, Suzanne really knows how to write her Alpha males. These guys don't know how to stop when they see something they want. It's a good thing thats she's great at writing strong, no bullshit kind of woman to put those alpha men back in their place.

What is this book about:
This book focuses on Shaya and Nick. Nick is the alpha male (pack leader) of another pack. When he and shaye met during a visit at his pack territory they knew they where true mates. Normally that would be cause of celebration. But not when the bond gets rejected, and that's exactly what Nick does. Not only just that one, but over and over again. 
Enough is enough, Shaya can't take it anymore. She can't handle being rejected over and over again. So she ran. She hoped that she hid her tracks well enough to stay hidden. She didn't expect Nick to bother tracking her down but here he is. 
Nick is hell bent on proving to Shaya that he isn't going to abandon her again. That he is over whatever held him back, that he does want her. 
Shaya on the other hand is hell bend on doing the rejecting this time. She doens't know how many more times she can make it clear that she doesn't want him. That he ruined the chance he had. She isn't interested in his excuses. But that's proved harder than she thought it would be. Nick is relentless. 
But even if she forgives him, there is still the issue of him being a Dominant wolf and she is submissive. Not that submissive and dominant wolfs cant be together but it's more complicated when the dominant isn't just dominant is also a Alpha, and submissive wolves aren't well respected as alpha females. Then again, Shaya isn't just any submisive wolf..

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