Tuesday, March 28, 2017

ARC REVIEW DC Universe Rebirth Batgirl Vol. 1 Beyond Burnside

Batgirl Vol 1: Beyond Burnside

Issues #1-6 By Hope Larson Art by Rafael Albuquerque Color by Dave McCaig

Story: Parts 1-5 follow Barbara Gordon to Japan for a well-deserved “vacation” but what she is actually doing is trying to find a new edge. She has tracked down the oldest living Super-Hero, Fruit Bat, in hopes that she can learn something new. What she finds turns out to be even more valuable. Barbara runs into an old friend, someone she had lost contact with long ago, Kai. Quickly they rekindle their old friendship but this time with a bit of attraction thrown in too. Barbara realizes that Kai is in over his head with whatever it is that he’s doing after they get attacked by a school girl costume wearing wacko with a Student tattoo written in Kanji only who was only defeated with the help of Fruit Bat, so Barbara decides to stick close to Kai. Barbara decides to train in MMA in Singapore where she meets yet another martial arts villain with a matching tattoo to the school girl. Kai says stuff that doesn’t sit right with Barbara and she finds out what Kai has been doing. Barbara meanwhile is struggling with her training and not being fast enough for the students, she tracks down Teacher in South Korea she has to figure out a way to defeat Teacher.  Part 6 is a fun little story where Barbara runs into Poison Ivy on the plane trip home.

Art: The art was nice not my favorite, the neon bright colors not my thing, I did like the halftone screen pattern and the gradient color backgrounds, gave it a nice touch. Albuquerque, I like. I like the very expressive facial expressions slightly over exaggerated, great action movement and the way Batgirls eidetic memory is visualized.

Review: Overall this was a great read, the story arc was interesting and the villains quirky. Barbara has some growing up to do but I think this is a good start. I can’t wait for more.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

BLOG TOUR ARC REVIEW Love, Honor, and Ink by Carrie Ann Ryan



In a bonus Montgomery Ink novella, it seems that falling for your best friend isn’t as easy as fiction says and friends of the Montgomerys might finally find their happy ever after.

Wedding planner Arianna King had everything planned out down to the last detail until her father's ultimatum changed everything. Now she’s alone, trying to open her own business, and seemingly failing at every corner. Just when things start to look even bleaker, she’ll find out just how much she can rely on her best friend—and herself.
Being in love with your best friend isn’t always easy as Harper Rosso knows. He’s been by her side since the beginning, but now that she finally has time to breath, he might just be able to show her what he could be for her. Only he’ll have to make sure he’s ready to take that chance and perhaps lose her forever.
Sparks fly between the two of them once they finally take their relationship to the next level. Only the burning temptation than fills them might not be enough in the face of what they left behind and what threatens their future.

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This is a great novella, a nice inbetween story about two side characters finally admitting they are a perfect match. Harper has always loved Arianna but he's satisfied with just being her friend while she concentrated on becoming the best wedding planner in the city. That is until her father tells her she's fired unless she marries a complete asshat, who unfortunately is also Harper's brother. Arianna would rather start over from scratch then marry Harper's weasley brother. Doing weddings the way she always wanted to do them on a much smaller and intimate setting. The Montgomery's and Harper are will to help her out with the start of her new business.
Harper decides he's done with waiting, he's going to show Arianna exactly what she means to him and Arianna without the curtain of her father ambition covering her eyes she starts to see Harper in a completely new way.
Overall, this was a great addition to the Montgomery series. It's nice to see the side characters get their HEA without taking away from the main characters.    

About Carrie Ann Ryan

Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Talon Pack, and Gallagher Brothers series, which have sold over 2.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over fifty novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not writing about bearded tattooed men or alpha wolves that need to find their mates, she’s reading as much as she can and exploring the world of baking and gourmet cooking.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

ARC REVIEW Romancing the Rogue by Erica Ridley

Romancing the Rogue is the second of Erica Ridley's Gothic Historical Romance series. it was originally part of the Vexed Anthology. (I'm sorry but the model on the cover looks like she is about to sneeze.) I enjoyed the story and the characters, it's a quick and easy read. Rebecca has been invisible for the better part of a year. The death of her parents left her at her great grandfather's house his illness left him bedridden and soon the servants even forgot about her their. She took it upon herself to fix the mistakes the steward made in the ledgers and even helped the kitchen staff a time or two, everyone just assumed it was one of the ghosts haunting the castle. Everyone made a big deal about the castle being haunted and barely touched on how it became haunted, I wish Erica Ridley did more with the haunted house for a gothic romance it wasn't very gothic, for the exception of the location of haunted castle that's as gothic as it gets.

Daniel Goodenham came into his viscountcy early in his his life. He strived to make his grandmother proud something his father never seemed to do. But in his drive to be the best Viscount he can be it cost him the only true friend he ever had. Rebecca Bond was younger than him and according to his grandmother to far beneath him to be his Viscountess. Daniel planned to make it up to her the next year after everything was settled but she never came back to London. As the years passed Daniel kept putting off an apology because it would never be enough. On the eve of his birthday Daniel receives a missive telling him that Rebecca's grandfather has died and that he is expected to be there for the reading of the will. Daniel sees this as his chance to get back his best friend and make up for lost time.

Rebecca's invisibility disappeared when her grandfather died and her uncle inherited. With six daughters already he gave Rebecca the ultimatum that she marry before January or he finds a husband for her. Rebecca knew Daniel would show up and was ready with a proposition for him. Out of practice from the ton she asks Daniel's help to find her a husband. Taken back by the idea has Daniel realize Rebecca means everything to him and he must either love her enough to brave his grandmother or love her enough to let her go.

Overall, this was a good story focusing just on the main characters with hardly any secondary characters at all. I almost wish there was more to it.  

ARC REVIEW DC Universe Rebirth Harley Quinn Vol. 1: Die Laughing

DC Universe ReBirth Harley Quinn Vol. 1 Die Laughing
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Connor
Art by Amanda Connor, John Timms, Chad Hardin, Bret Belvins, Joseph Michael Linser, Jill Thompson
Includes Issues: Rebirth and 1-6

Story: I think this one was started right because they basically have Harley give you all the poignant information and reintroduce everyone. So if you haven’t read the Harley Quinn series that this continues you are all caught up. The first three issues Afterbirth, Coney Island of the Dammed, and Goin’ for Takeout follow one story arc which I had problems getting into, Coney Island gets overrun by zombie/not zombies and I personally am very tired of zombies but I did like the twist they put on the zombies. Then we have 108 Million Ways to Die!  Harley and Bolly Quinn travel to India to take down an evil call center from swindling money from the unsuspecting. Undercover Punker is the next story arc which is in three parts Eat This Beat, The Skull Bags’ Big Snag, and Satin Underground. In these Harley is asked to help track down and take down a band of thieves stealing mail. This leads to Harley forming a punk band and getting a new look.  It goes from performing on stage, horribly singing and abusing her audience, to an underground superhero cosplay club. Harley takes down the gang and also discovers who really was behind it all.

Art: It’s good it’s your typical Harley Quinn. It has some really fantastic cover art and variant cover art. This group is pretty consistently good. The tool shaped dialogue bubbles/speech balloons for Red Tool was a nice touch; although a few of the hand saw one look like a weird unicorn. The New 52 Harley took some getting used to when it first came out, but I like what Conner did with Harley when she got her own comic, I love the roller derby Harley. Poison Ivy is so beautifully done. The backgrounds and the coloring are outstanding.   

Characters: Harley is joined by her usual band of misfits, specifically Big Tony, Eggy, Bolly Quinn, and Red Tool who is a not funny parody of Deadpool, and Poison Ivy. I have been in love with Harley since her first appearance in Batman: The Animated series. She was funny, cute, pun-tastic, and no matter how hard she tried things never went her way and she always ended up back in Arkham.

Review: Overall, it was a funny as hell read as soon as I got through the first three issues, the funniest part from the first story arc was when Harley cut off Red Tool’s arm and the hospital transplanted a replacement arm from a notorious masturbator. Harley Quinn is as lovably crazy as always as she should be.  Her cohorts are a nice balance to her insanity. I quite enjoy the silly humor, bad jokes, and outrageous side characters. Harley is pretty out there herself so of course she would surround herself with like minded individuals, even if she is too crazy for them sometimes.   

Saturday, March 18, 2017

ARC REVIEW Home at Last by Lily Everett

Home at Last is book six in Lily Everett's Sanctuary Island series, after the build up from the previous book I was a little disappointed in the overall story. Quinn and Marcus were amusing with their old married couple bickering but in this book you really don't see much of that in this book. The romance between them seemed very easy, I thought the main focus of the book was more on Quinn's parents their problem and her dealing with them. Marcus also dealing with his past and the baggage he carries.

Quinn and Marcus had a steamy relationship until Marcus' and all his guilt and drama got the better of him and he ended things with Quinn. A little later Quinn's parents come back to town after traveling and staying at home with them would drive her crazy, so she kind of pushes Marcus into letting her stay in the other apartment above Buttercup Inn. Quinn's parents are on the verge of divorce and according to Quinn it's not possible, there have never been two people more in love than her parents. On their travels her parents met a relationship guru who has them doubting their marriage and telling them they need to sell their house. Quinn thinks that if she is in a steady relationship then her parents can stop worrying about her and they won't sell their house. Quinn makes deal with Marcus and he agrees. To make matters worse Quinn's mom invited the guru to stay with them and his schemes have all five of them staying at Quinn's childhood home, which is right next door to Marcus' childhood home; a home he has not returned to since the death of his mother. Quinn and Marcus know there's something fishy going on with the guru and Marcus and Quinn dig into his background to discover the truth. Quinn and Marcus' relationship shifts from fake to real but can it survive the insecurity they both feel when it comes to committing.  

Overall, I liked the characters and how they dealt with their problems how everything was resolved but the story all in all just didn't do it for me.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

ARC REVIEW The Turn by Kim Harrison

Prequel to Kim Harrison's the Hollow series, I love this series. I found The Hollow series at a time in my life when I had no money and I was practically stuck at home alone with a toddler. Books were my escape and the Hollows series was one of my favorite escapes. (thank you Library) I typically get bored with book series that follow one person throughout the whole series, The Hollows is one of the exceptions. After reading what books there were of the Anita Blake series (I got bored and disappointed in them), The Hollows was a breathe of fresh air. I quickly fell in love with all the characters and have a love/hate relationship with Trent; and as aggravating as the characters get sometimes I keep coming back for more. I am so emotionally invested in the characters and now we have the beginning of it all.

I have seen several reviews complaining that the beginning of the book was slow and so detailed but it needed to be. You can't have a "how it all started" book without going into detail of it got started. You can't just wash over it and get to the action, you need the build up and character development especially since they are new characters; well some of them are new. With the introduction of the two main characters Trisk and Kal and going back to the late 60's as a reader we needed to understand how it was back then for the Inderland community and being a woman. Not to mention the Elf politics that Trisk is having to deal with and the scientific jargon. I personally loved the detail Kim Harrison went into when explaining the tomato and the virus, I would not have been happy if it was just implied and not really explained.

Felecia Eloytrisk Cambri (Trisk) is at the top of her class but she has strikes against her, one she's a woman and the other she's a dark elf. She gets a pity job offer just because the college wants to keep it's 100% placement rating. But it turned out to be the best thing for her she excelled and left her lifelong rival in the dust. But Elf politics, and uber paranoid leaders send Trisk's lifelong rival Trenton Lee Kalamack, Kal (not Trent remember that Trent and Rachel are not that different in age) to go in a check her work with the promise that if he has to fix it it becomes his with only his name on it. Trisk calls upon a demon (yes that demon, I loved seeing him) and makes a deal. But Kal's petty jealousy and desire to be better than everyone else screw everything up.

Overall, I really enjoyed this one it was so nice going back to the beginning and seeing how it all started. Seeing Tanaka as a teenager was fun as well as some other characters in their younger years. I am definitely going to have to go back and reread the series.  


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

ARC REVIEW How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days by Kerrelyn Sparks

First book in the new series The Embraced by Kerrelyn Sparks, How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days is a wonderfully woven new Fantasy Romance world. The prologue paints a world where four Kingdoms all worship the sun and two small islands who worship the double moons. When a child is born under the eclipse, when two moons becomes one, they are said to be blessed by the Moon Goddesses and are special. The men in charge of the sun's church believe these children are dangerous and must be killed upon birth. But the Isle of the Moons often takes children into their sanctuary. The Embraced is about six young girls who were all born under the eclipse; this book centers around the eldest of the six, Luciana.

I can already tell this series going to be awesome. The active setting is spectacular, the fantastical medieval setting is so easy to picture in my head. The characters are so easy to fall in love with. The plot of a the book is a serious one but leave it to Kerrelyn Sparks to have a comic relief that will have you bust out laughing at inappropriate times.

Luciana was raised on the Isle of the Moons as an orphan along with her (adoptive) sisters. Luciana and her sisters would kill the time by telling fortunes using colored stones, it was all in fun until one day Luciana's prediction came true. Luciana's father came to the isle to get Luciana. The King has demanded that Lucius' daughter was to marry his nephew Lord Leofric of Benwick or else face death. The King has become greedy in his power and will do anything to obtain the wealthy lands that Lucius owns; that includes murdering them before the wedding. Leo is one of the embraced, but he contains the power of lightning and no one can touch him, so the can't kill him. Leo has risen in the ranks of the army and is now the Lord Protector of their Kingdom. All this was a way for the King to try and kill him but so far his attempts were unsuccessful. Now Leo has to go and get married to a young woman and protect her from the King's murderous intentions.

It was love at first sight. From across a crowded courtyard their eyes met and Luciana knew nothing would be the same again. Leo vows to protect his betrothed and despite the rumors about her, he knows she's different from any other woman he's met and he knows she's hiding something from him. He tries not to get to close afraid his touch will kill her but in no time their love is stronger than even the King. But will the Kings machinations kill them before it's too late?

Overall, outstanding. I really can't wait for the next books. It's a continual rollercoaster ride of adventure, action, magic, and mayhem; and the romance is pretty dang good too.          

ARC REVIEW DC Universe Rebirth Deathstroke Vol. 1 The Professional

 DC Universe Rebirth Deathstroke Vol. 1 The Professional

Rebirth, 1-5
By: Christopher Priest
Art Carlo Pagulayan, Jason Paz, Joe Bennet, Mark Morales, Jeromy Cox
Variant Cover Art: Shane Davis, Michelle Delecki, Alex Sinclair

Story: This is a good starting point for new readers of Deathstroke. The first half of the volume; Prologue, Among Thieves, Band of Brothers, flip flops between the past and the present giving the reader a nice idea of the origin not an in depth one but it gives all the right information. The first three parts also tells of Deathstroke dealing with an African Warlord, the Red Lion, to save his friend Wintergreen. He also has to deal with the Clock King. The second half of the volume By Any Other Name, American Gothic, Mirrors deals with Deathstroke deals with a death threat on his daughter Rose, aka. Ravager, following the money and it leads them to Gotham. Deathstroke set up Rose with Batman and Robin while he goes off and does his own thing.

Art: I loved this, it was like reading a cartoon. The art is well drawn, colored fantastically. Pagulayan and Bennet do wonderful drawings very detailed; and Morales, Barbo, and Paz can’t forget the inkers. Cox completes the picture bringing it to life with amazing colors and shading. I always enjoy the variant cover art.

Deathstroke/Slade Wilson: I have had a fascination with Slade since Teen Titans animated series first aired in ’03 voiced by Ron Perlman. He piqued my curiosity in the cartoon he was so mysterious and as I found out more about his past the more I liked him. A genetically enhanced super villain who switches side as easily as flipping a switch to suit his needs and has no problem being the bad guy just to make sure his kids become better than him.     
Rose Wilson/Ravager: I like this Rose she wants so bad her Father’s attention and for him to be proud of her but is constantly getting hurt from his actions. She was initially trained by Nightwing and thinks that she is ready and wants to prove to her father that she’s ready. Wintergreen: Probably the only truly loyal friend Deathstroke has, he has acted like a friend and confidant for Rose as well. He’s kind of the voice of reason, the mediator between father and daughter. Wintergreen staged his own death so he could retire but was forced out of it when kidnapped and now he and Slade are tracking down who snitched on the truth on him being alive.  Batman and Robin: Of course it’s Batman and Robin. Robin being Damien, Bruce’s son, and antagonistic and snarky as ever. Batman tries to convince Rose that she needs to not follow in her father’s footsteps and that Slade has his own reasons for leaving Rose in Gotham with Batman.

Review: Have I mentioned I hate cliffhangers. That is why I usually wait until the graphic novels are out so that I don’t have to wait for the next issue to come out. Damns youse! I love this one it is a great story it was engaging and dark, violent with the right amount of humor that has a great balance. I look forward to the upcoming issues.


Thursday, March 9, 2017

ARC REVIEW Her True Match by Paige Tyler

OMG! This is the sixth book of the series and while it might not be the best book to start this series it is a good starting point. The two main characters are new, they were introduced in the last book but it's not imperative that you read it because they pretty much tell you everything you need to know. Dreya and Braden, smokin' hot!!! Never mind the semi-slow beginning the ending, Oh My Gods! That's it, that's all you are getting about that. The book has an exciting intro and it establishes the characters and then moves to them getting closer and boy is that nice when they finally give into the attraction, Damn girl!

Classic case of opposites attract, Dreya has been a cat burgler for years and never been caught; Braden is a detective, burglary unit, and even though he has never found proof he knows every place Dreya has burgled. But now he's caught her red handed and Homeland Security has come to take her into custody. Something in Braden gut tells him something is wrong, he's not far off John Laughlin has been keeping an eye on Dreya for a while and her arrest upped his timetable to bringing her into the DCO. John makes a deal with Dreya she stays for five days and trains and if she makes it and decides not to join the DCO she's free to go slate cleaned no charges, no jail unless she bails before her fives are up then it straight to jail. Braden follows Dreya and next thing he knows he's brought into the fold of the DCO and partnered up with the woman he just arrested not 48 hours before. Braden though he knew everything there was to know

Also going on Trevor a coyote shifter joins Ivy and Landon in an undercover mission to find yet another facility making hybrids; this one working with in a psychiatric hospital. Trevor befriends a teenage girl who helps him get into the the locked ward where the shifters and hybrids are located. Thorne once again the man Ivy and Landon are acting as double agents to uncover his dirty deeds, is trying to eliminate competition and even though he sent Ivy and Landon there in the first place sends his own man who just complicates matters.

Not even a full five days later and Dreya and Braden have gotten closer than ever and are on their first mission together. But once again Dr. Dick messes with them and it has Braden doubting Dreya. Can Dreya give up the thrill of burglary or will she back to her old tricks again? Overall, OMG this book, shit just hit the fan. I can't wait for the next one.      

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

ARC REVIEW Passion Favors the Bold by Theresa Romain

Passion Favors the Bold is the second part of Theresa Romain's Royal Rewards Duo. It runs partially parallel with the first book, Fortune Favors the Wicked. It centers around Georgette and Hugo, Georgette is the younger sister to Benedict Frost from the first book, she has spent her life in the bookstore and with her twenty-first birthday looming she knows she needs to do something with herself before her birthday and she is forced to move from the only home she has known. Hugo is the youngest son of a Duke and instead of joining the clergy like his father wanted him to he became a doctor. Hugo and Benedict met in Edinburgh and Benedict, knowing Hugo resided in London, asked if Hugo could stop by and check on his sister ever so often. Hugo and Georgette get acquainted over the years and when he finds out that she has moved out and is going on her own search for the Royal Reward he goes with her, not without trying to talk her out of it but in turn she talks him into helping because the notoriety of finding the lost gold will surely help him get funding for the hospital he wants to build.

The entire time it almost seems like they argue for the sake of argueing. Hugo's common sense is constantly at war with his own need and Georgette's desire to do something with her life. As much as Hugo tried to talk her out of it and is grumbling because of what's happening he is having a good time on this adventure. The adventure also helps Georgette and Hugo come to some conclusions about their lives and the path they need to take. Unfortunately I didn't quite get the chemistry between them. Yes it there but they spend so much time arguing and both so stubborn it gets in the way of the sexual chemistry, but when they finally do give in it's good.

Hugo and Georgette and a pesky Bow Street Runner are all after the same thing for reasons of their own. The rumors have lead them up north where the missing gold isn't the only problem and when more people end up dead the three of them join forces to uncover the truth and find the gold. Overall, it was a good story not as good as the first one but on the plus side I don't think it matter what order you read these two books in the only commonality between them beside the fact that Benedict and Georgette are related is the gold; so they can be stand alone.


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

ARC REVIEW I Wanna Be Loved By You by Heather Hiestand

I swear reading Heather Hiestand's The Grand Russe Hotel series puts me in the mood to watch BBC's The House of Eliott or dig out my silent movie collection. Not to mention that I  have have this internal jazz soundtrack playing in my head as I read them. I didn't like this one as much as I liked the first book, I rated them the same but I liked Alecia and Ivan more than I liked Sadie and Les. Sadie was a bit more of a flake at first it wasn't until later in the book she really blossomed. Les was pretty much a cad throughout the whole book, constantly lying to Sadie and even though he thought he was doing it to protect her, he was just being a cad and she was just so eager for attention. As much as I didn't like her attitude and how things played out between them I understand that it was how it was back then. The story was good I liked the spy aspect it was nice to get back to the Russian problems happening in England and on the inside of problem.

Sadie dreams of something more, she left her grandfather's home in search of it and until she does find it she content to being a chambermaid. Until she's knocked down by a Russian brute and is picked up by a swave and good looking salesman. Les is drawn to Sadie and even though he knows he shouldn't he brings her into his world of covert operations. Well he brings her in but doesn't tell her what he's really doing, she is his cover. Sadie agrees to playact as Les' wife, she doesn't really know why but when he gets injured and she's stranded with him at the hospital until his release she knows she needs to keep with him or else ruin her reputation. Les likes Sadie and hates that he brought her in on this but it's too late to back out now, not to mention he really is getting attached to her and while he doesn't want to admit it he's falling in love with her. Les and Sadie get married, fake married he was ordered to by his boss to marry her and try and move into the Grand Russe to spy on the Russian diplomat who lives there. But things get complicated when Sadie finds out the truth not just the fake marriage but also the reason he married her and why they are at the Grand Russe. Can Sadie overlook all of Les' lies?

Overall, the spy bit was the best part of the book. Sadie and Les were just not really a good couple for me. I can't wait for the next one though.    

ARC REVIEW DC Universe Rebirth Suicide Squad Vol. 1 The Black Vault

DC universe Rebirth Suicide Squad Vol. 1: The Black Vault
By: Rob Williams
Art by: Carlos D’Anda, Gary Frank, Ivan Reis, Jason Fabok, Philip Tan, Scott Williams, Jim Lee, Alex Sinclair
Includes Issues Rebirth and 1-4

Story: The Suicide Squad is together again this time being led by Rick Flag. Amanda Waller sends them to an isolated Russian facility to uncover the contents of the black vault, an unknown spatial anomaly. As it always does nothing goes according to plan including Killer Croc almost chocking on his own vomit. This one is really short they get in they fight the Russian equivalent of the Suicide Squad get the objective and it really was funny, I bused out laughing. The second half of this volume is a bit of background history on the members. I liked it, it was good to know especially since I am relatively new to comics.
Art: I like Jim Lee I think he did a great job with Scott Williams and Alex Sinclair for The Black Vault. I love the way the characters were drawn, Harley is adorable especially in her “REBIRTH” t-shirt; Capt. Boomerang actually looks intimidating, Deadshot looks weird with his mask open but badass with it closed, Killer Croc love him so detailed and scary. Overall this was good eye candy especially the variant covers.

Characters: Amanda Waller, Rick Flag, Katana, Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Capt. Boomerang, Enchantress, Killer Croc. I love the way Williams did Harley he showed her crazy side but also how incredibly intelligent she is, for example Katana and her are fighting a bunch of Russian soldiers and the whole time Harley is asking her this deep questions and Katana just ignores her and keeps on killing. I don’t know much about the other characters but I like the balance between them they all seem to do their share and take turns fighting the big baddie at the end but yet still kind of self-serving. There is a new character I like her so far, but it’s only the beginning.

Review: Overall I enjoyed this more than I thought I would. The movie was just ehh, it had its moments, but this I enjoyed so much more. I like the established group more than the just throw them together right off the back, the interaction between the characters was more believable that they know each other’s strong points and are not surprised at all when Harley tries to bail on them. It was a good quick read gave me plenty of laughs.  

Saturday, March 4, 2017

ARC REVIEW Leather Pants by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Leather Pants

Book #2 of the Happy Pants Cafe Series

by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

From New York Times Bestseller, Mimi Jean Pamfiloff, Comes Book #2 of The Happy Pants Cafe Series It Only Takes One Hot Rock Star To Ruin Your Life…   The youngest woman to ever sit on the bench, the Honorable Sarah Rae Alma has busted her butt to get where she is. No fun. No distractions. And definitely no bad boys. In fact, she takes a certain pleasure in crushing their souls—yes, she has her reasons.   So when rock-n-roll’s most famous bad boy, the legendary Colton Young, enters her court, looking hotter than sin and smugger than hell, she’s just itching to serve a little justice.   But Sarah’s about to make the biggest mistake of her life. And her fate will land squarely in the hands of the world’s most notorious rock star rebel.   Will he crush her? Or will he tempt her to take a walk on the wild side?

This book is proof that Mimi Jean Pamifiloff can write her interpretation of the phonebook and make it entertaining. I don't usually enjoy reading Rock Star romance tropes but once again Mimi Jean has make something I don't usually enjoy it into an enjoyable read. Her style of writing is always so full of humor and romance that it makes the angst more palatable, for me atleast to much angst and it depresses the fuck out me. But Mimi doesn't do that she has perfectly balanced books. 
Colt Young is very drool worthy. He comes off as an arrogant bastard (like most of her other heroes) but always (like the others) shows another side that makes him so swoon worthy and makes him so much more than he seems. Sarah is head strong and focused on her career aptly nicknamed The Hammer; as a judge she is fully dedicated to serving justice when it needs. That is until bad boy heartthrob rock star Colt Young steps foot into her courtroom with his tattooed arms, his devil may care attitude, and leather pants....leather pants that Sarah can not stop looking at!

Colt and Sarah are forced into a situation that is beyond their control and in the process they come to care for each other very much. They learn about each other and fall in love with the person that they hide from the public eye. Throw in Mrs. Lucia and her magic Happy Pants cookie and it's a wonderful whatever can go wrong will go wrong story. Overall, it's almost as good as the original story. You can practically laugh your way through this book. 



About the Author

MIMI JEAN PAMFILOFF is a USA Today and New York Times bestselling romance author. Although she obtained her MBA and worked for more than fifteen years in the corporate world, she believes that it’s never too late to come out of the romance closet and follow your dream. Mimi lives with her Latin Lover hubby, two pirates-in-training (their boys), and the rat terrier duo, Snowflake and Mini Me, in Arizona. She hopes to make you laugh when you need it most and continues to pray daily that leather pants will make a big comeback for men Sign up for Mimi’s mailing list for giveaways and new release news!

Other books in the series

Happy Pants Cafe (Series Prequel)


Tailored for Trouble (Book #1)