A Voracious Reader
Review
4.5 Stars
Tour ~ Yeager's Mission
Yeager's Mission (An Abel Yeager Novel) (Volume 1) - James Scott Bell

*Book source ~ A review copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

 

Abel Yeager survived his last trucking adventure and he’s living a nice quiet life with the love of his life and her son when his buddy Victor “Por Que” Ruiz comes aknocking. After earthquakes screw up the Sierra Madre region of Mexico and the drug cartels are making things more difficult for relief efforts, Victor’s distant cousin, a priest at an orphanage, needs help getting a truckload of supplies in. Yeager can’t turn away, so off he flies in Victor’s helicopter. It’s a dangerous situation, but Yeager doesn’t like it when bad guys hurt innocent people. As far as he’s concerned they can kill each other all they want, but put women and children in harm’s way and it makes him want to put the big hurt on them. Only this time he might not make it back to Charlie and David.

 

Holy shit! I cannot express how much I lurve Abel Yeager. I have the Big Crush on him. Charlie better watch out! Just kidding. I have a Marine of my own. *winks* There is so much to love in this story that I don’t even know where to start. There are multiple POVs that all come together in the end, suspense, action, bad guys, good guys, mystery, love and humor all mixed together to make the tastiest of treats to read. I had the hardest time putting this awesome adrenaline-fueled story down. I did so only when real life forced me to. Real life is an asshat sometimes. And omg, that ending! I knew it! I won’t spoil what I knew, but I will say I think I know where Yeager and Por Que will be heading next. Maybe. Maybe the situation will be resolved in another way. But I hope I’m right in guessing the next adventure. *rubs hands together*

 

My only complaint, as in the last book, is the fact that Marine should be capitalized and there are no ex-Marines. Huge pet peeves of mine, but the rest of the story rocks so I only deducted half a bite (star) for what I (and every other Marine and their families) consider the hugest faux pas around. I wanted my husband to read this story. In fact, I know he would love it, but he refuses to read anything where Marine is not capitalized and he despises the term ex-Marine, so I guess I’ll have to wallow in my post-read nirvana all by myself.

 

Source: http://imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2016/08/tour-yeagers-mission.html
Review
3 Stars
Kindle Review
Big Bad Bear (Soldier Bears Book 1) - Terry Bolryder

*Book source ~ Kindle Lending Library

 

Zeus is a big burly bear shifter and a seriously badass special forces dude. When his bear recognizes waitress Carly as his mate, for once in his life he’s lost as to how to proceed winning her hand and her heart. Luckily, in Bearstone Village there’s a threat in the form of a jackass motorcycle gang and when Carly witnesses some of their shenanigans it gives Zeus the opening he needs to protect Carly from them. Ok, maybe that’s not as fortunate as it sounds, but really it is. You’ll see.

 

Warning: This story is unbelievably repetitive. The same descriptions and same sentences over and over again. Seriously. I got it. They have the hots for each other. It’s insta-lust. The love I don’t believe, but whatever. Flesh out more to the story instead of saying the same thing on practically every page.

 

I’m not a fan of Carly, but I do love Zeus. The sex scenes are decent, but there is little depth to the characters. I’m disappointed since I loved Double Dragons. I may or may not try out the next book in this series.

 

Source: http://imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2016/08/kindle-review-big-bad-bear.html
AVR Weekly News ~ 157th Edition

AVR Weekly News ~ 157th Edition

 

Source: http://imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2016/08/avr-weekly-news-157th-edition.html
Review
4 Stars
Wicked Wednesday
Nipped In The Bud: Taken In The Flower Shop - Gemma Harrington

*Book source ~ Free on Amazon

 

Charlotte is 22-years-old and thanks to an inheritance from her grandfather she has started her own business, Charlotte’s Blooms. Business is building slowly and with her internet orders she’s doing pretty good. Devoting all her time to her business though means no time for a man. Until…

 

When an internet customer comes to the store in a panic wanting to cancel his drunken order, Charlotte gets really inappropriate with him. And he indulges her. In a big way. Get it? Big.Way. Heh eh. Then as he’s giving her maximum effort the delivery guy shows up to witness the show. Oo lala! The writing could use some editing, but the hot scene is pretty tasty. This is a quick hot read.

 

Also: I searched monster porn and this popped up. Bad, Amazon search engine! Bad!

 

Source: http://imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2016/08/wicked-wednesday.html
AVR Weekly News ~ 156th Edition

AVR Weekly News ~ 156th Edition

 

Source: http://imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2016/08/avr-weekly-news-156th-edition.html
Review
4 Stars
Tour ~ A Frayed Web
A Frayed Web - Jon Ripslinger

*Book source ~ A review copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

 

Walter Bohannon is blind-sided when his mom invites Adam Kingsley and his daughter Kristi to live in with them prior to her marrying Adam. Walter wants his mom to be happy, but he’s afraid love is blinding her to the real Adam. After all, she hasn’t talked to him since they were in high school and the only recent contact has been online or phone calls. He tries to like the guy, but there’s just something bugging him about the too-smooth operator. So he goes digging. And what he finds is nothing like he imagined.

 

Walter is a nearly 18, hormonal teenager whose position of Man of the House is being displaced. He truly wants his mom to be happy, but this Adam guy is really bugging him. Don’t get me started on Kristi. Wow. What a cunt nugget that wench is. She is totally dislikeable and Walter made me want to slap him upside the head like a million times during the course of the book. From the beginning Adam comes across as a slickster and Walter’s mom is so totally in love with a guy she barely knows that she doesn’t want to hear anything bad about him. Unfortunately, all of this adds up to a completely relatable situation. Well, hopefully the ending is not relatable to the majority of us, but other than that I think this tale will resonate with many of us imperfect humans. Yes, even Kristi has her redeemable qualities, but not until much later. Though I have to say Walter is much more forgiving than I am. If you’re looking for a wonderfully written YA story flavored with suspense then don’t pass this one up.

Source: http://imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2016/08/tour-frayed-web.html
AVR Weekly News ~ 155th Edition

AVR Weekly News ~ 155th Edition

 

Source: http://imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2016/08/avr-weekly-news-155th-edition.html
AVR Weekly News ~ 154th Edition

AVR Weekly News ~ 154th Edition

 

Source: http://imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2016/07/avr-weekly-news-154th-edition.html
Review
2 Stars
Needs lots of work
The Awakening: Book One of the Chronicles of the Nubian Underworld - Shakir Rashaan

*Book source ~ A review copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

 

Set in the Atlanta area this BDSM story is about Ramesses (AKA Kane) and his wife Neferterri (AKA Mercedes) and their life as a Dom and Domme with their 3 submissives.

 

I had to DNF this story at 40% because there really wasn’t anything going on except lots of sex with various people. There’s nothing wrong with that, but I was expecting more of a story from the blurb. The characters have zero depth and yet their emotions seemed totally out of whack most of the time, going from calm to batshit crazy in .30 seconds and back again. The dialogue is stilted, the timeline is wonky, and there are no transitions between chapters. I couldn’t get any kind of grasp on when this story was taking place. In addition, the author broke the fourth wall and then went back to the story as if nothing happened. Was this supposed to be a memoir? Or is it a fictional story? I have no clue. Also, Ramesses comes across as an arrogant asshole, talking down as if the reader is a drooling moron who knows nothing about the BDSM community and he’s oh so superior because he’s a Dom. I have no idea if that’s what the author intended, but that’s the vibe I got, so I ended up really disliking Ramesses. At 40%, after a dumb scene outside a club, I had to toss in the white towel in exasperation and call it quits.

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Review
4 Stars
Kindle Review
Younger - Suzanne Munshower

*Book source ~ Kindle First

 

Anna Wallingham is in her 50s and runs a moderately successful ad business in the cosmetic industry when her largest client suddenly dumps her. Spending beyond her means to keep up appearances in LA means she’s now desperate for additional clients and the prospects are beginning to look very grim when Pierre Barton hands the drowning Anna a lifeline. If something looks and sounds too good to be true then chances are it is. But Anna takes the unusual offer without much thought about the hows, whys and wherefores. Which is why she ends up running for her life. Can she outthink and outrun a trained killer? But more importantly, who can she trust in this game of murder and industrial espionage?

 

The whole concept of looking 10, 15, 20 or more years younger is a fascinating one on the surface, but as Anna goes through the process, she learns the disadvantages. Yes, there are some, but I’ll not rehash them here. This book made me think about whether I’d want to look younger. Maybe not so much look younger as fix the damage the sun has done to my skin. I grew up in a time where sun damage down the road wasn’t thought about especially for blondes like me who loved a nice glowy tan. While I’m not 50, I’m not far from it. So yes, maybe if there were a cream to fix that 100% I’d go for it.

 

Anyway, the plot, while stretching the bounds of believability just a touch, is still a great thrill ride. Anna’s journey from a 50-ish to a 20-ish woman is quite interesting. I enjoyed the present day and flashback scenes as well. The only thing that I really didn’t enjoy is all the damn shopping. Seriously? I don’t give a shit about what brand of…well, everything she bought was. Or what color every single item was. Just tell me she purchased some pants and shirts and be done with it. All the clothing descriptions could probably have knocked off like 50 pages. Ok, I’m not positive that’s correct, but it seems like it. LOL All-in-all though I enjoyed the story and every time I put it down I couldn’t wait to get back to it.

 

Source: http://imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2016/07/kindle-review-younger.html
July/Aug 2016 InD'tale Magazine review #6
Beauty of Beast - Viktoria Faust

DNF

Full review can be found HERE

Review
4 Stars
July/Aug 2016 InD'tale Magazine review #5
Beloved Enemy (The Destiny Trilogy Book 3) - Hywela Lyn

Full review can be found HERE

Review
3.5 Stars
July/Aug 2016 InD'tale Magazine review #4
Breakwater Beach - Carole Ann Moleti

Full review can be found HERE

Review
4 Stars
July/Aug 2016 InD'tale Magazine review #3
The Keeper (Crossing Realms Book 1) - Rebecca E. Neely

Full review can be found HERE

Review
4.5 Stars
July/Aug 2016 InD'tale Magazine review #2
Camelot's Queen: Guinevere's Tale Book 2 - Nicole Evelina

Full review can be found HERE

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