Easy Charm – Book Review #16 (2017)

Title: Easy Charm

Author: Kristen Proby 

Series: #2 of Boudreaux 

Goodreads synopsis:

Gabrielle Boudreaux, the youngest of the Boudreaux clan, is a single mother of her young son, Sam. Running a Bed and Breakfast at the family plantation house at the edge of the Mississippi River, Gabby loves her inn, her boy and her family. She meets new people every day, and takes pride in the house and land that has been in her family for more than five generations. Blessed beyond measure, she’s also lonely, although she would never admit that to anyone. Until Rhys O’Shaughnessy walks through her door, brooding and wounded and the sexiest thing she’s ever laid eyes on.


Rhys has been at the top of his game as a major league pitcher for the Chicago Cubs for more than ten years. Baseball is in his blood. But when he tears his rotator cuff and has to sit a season out, he retreats to Inn Boudreaux at the recommendation of his cousin, Kate, to heal and work toward building his shoulder back to perfect shape with only one goal in mind: to return to the game he loves. But he didn’t plan on being utterly charmed by a devastatingly beautiful woman and her baseball-loving son.


My rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5

The second book of the series is as good as the first and better with a plus one namely cutesy Sam. 😚 I really love single mother romance theme. I love how the new guy needs to win the kid too. So cute.😄

This is the story of Gabby, the youngest among the Boudreaux siblings. Guess who her partner is? None other than Rhys, Kate’s famous baseball pitcher cousin.

Their chemistry is sizzling people.🔥 I love it. I love how their story was written. This has the same feel as the first book.

It was smooth writing until the end. I love this series. Totally recommended.👍

Easy Love – Book Review #15 (2017)

Title: Easy Love 

Author: Kristen Proby 

Series: #1 of Boudreaux

Goodreads synopsis:

Eli Boudreaux’s family has built ships and boats in Louisiana for generations. He comes from a hard working, wealthy family and his empire is growing by leaps and bounds. At thirty, he is the youngest CEO to ever head Bayou Enterprises, co-chairing with his eldest brother. His head for business and his no-nonsense work ethic is also quickly making him the best the company has seen in generations. His staff admires him, women adore him and Eli’s family is solid. But he’s recently discovered that someone on the inside of his business is stealing from him and he’s determined to find out who.

Kate O’Shaughnessy is hired by companies all over the world to slip inside and investigate every member of the organization from the CEO down to the custodial staff to find the person or persons responsible for embezzling. She’s excellent at blending, becoming part of the team, and finding the weakest link. She’s smart, quick-witted, and she’s now been hired by Bayou Enterprises, specifically Eli Boudreaux. The attraction is immediate and the chemistry is off the charts, but Kate has heard all about Eli’s playboy past and she has a job to do. Sleeping with the boss isn’t a part of that job, even if just the sound of her name rolling off that Cajun tongue and the way he fills out a designer suit does make her sweat.

My rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5

I am a super fan of book series featuring members of the family. This one is sooo good.💜 This is a story of Eli and Kate. Eli is the first Boudreaux to be featured on this series. He’s the CEO of the family’s company. Kate meanwhile was hired to investigate who’s stealing in the company. Kate is also friends with some of the Boudreaux siblings.

Kate and Eli’s chemistry is HOT.🔥

The story hooked me in and I think the writing is really engaging. I read this on one seating and halfway, I stopped and searched my shelf if I have the succeeding books on this series because I’m perfectly sure I want to read them. To my delight, I have books 2 and 3.🙌

The story is smooth sailing with some minor bumps along the way but you just have a feeling that everything will be fine.

I didn’t gave it 5 stars because I did not feel the conflict that much. But since I’m in the mood for a light reading, it went well.

If you’re looking for a light read and cute and hot story. This one’s for you.👍

Book Reviews #11, #12, #13 & #14 (2017)

Titles:

1. Get Me Off by Penny Wylder

2. Billionaire Mafia Boss’s Baby by Piper Sullivan 

3. Billionaire Boss’s Baby by Roseanne Rolling 

4. The Gun Runner by Scott Hildreth

My rating for all these books: 

🌟🌟.5

You might be wondering why I’m cramming 4 book reviews on one post. The thing is, these books didn’t make any good impression on me.

I don’t know how I managed to finish them. Reading 4 consecutive books that forced me to give a low rating is making me down.😿

For some reason, these books seem similar. I just did not feel any connection at all on the stories. They have the same tendency to detail too much of the s** scenes. Is that the norm on short stories? Or am I just having a bad reading time?

I promised to post a book review for every book that I’ve read. And this is the best I can come up with.✌

I don’t know what to read next. Is this the dreaded reading slump sneakily coming to me? *sigh* 😰

Sway – Book Review #10 (2017)

Title: Sway

Author: Adriana Locke 

Series: #1 of Landry Family

Goodreads synopsis:

BARRETT LANDRY has it all. 
Power, prestige, and plenty of women, the dapper politician’s life is pretty phenomenal. But in the midst of the biggest campaign of his life, he needs to focus. The last thing he can afford is a distraction.

ALISON BAKER is a work-in-progress.
As a single mother to HUXLEY, she’s rebuilding life on her terms. She’s focused on family, faith, and a future for her son that can’t be taken away. Putting her child first means not being careless, no matter what. 

A chance encounter forces Barrett and Alison to redefine what they really want out of life. But everything comes at a cost … and sometimes, even for love, it’s a price too steep to pay. 

My rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Let me just start this by saying that I love series that follows the life of each member of a family and very much into stories of brothers who are loyal to each other. This book is an example of that.❤

This was really an engaging read. I breeze through this book. And let me tell you guys, I wasn’t able to put this down.😸 I mistakenly started this book at about 10pm. I always try not to read at that time and just go straight to sleep because tendency is that I’ll end up reading until dawn.😝

I finished this on one seating. What I also love about this is the ‘single mother’ theme. I love the relationship between Alison and her son Huxley. Also Barrett and his brothers’ interaction.👍

It was well written and the story just flows. But there was one glitch. That grape fruit scene is weirdly hilarious.😂

Gah, forever scarred for grapes. Can never look at grapes without *tries bleaching my memory*😵

There are times that Barrett and Alison test my patience but all in all, I love this book.💜

Monster in His Eyes – Book Review #9 (2017)

Title: Monster in His Eyes

Author: J.M. Darhower

Series: #1 of Monster in His Eyes 

Goodreads synopsis:

Ignazio Vitale is not a good man.

I suspect it, the first time I see him, sense the air of danger that surrounds the man. He has a way of commanding attention, of taking control, of knowing what I’m thinking before I even do.

It’s alarming and alluring. It’s dark and deadly. It’s everything I’ve ever wanted but the last thing I truly need. Obsession.

It doesn’t take him long to draw me into his web, charming me into his bed and trapping me in his life, a life I know nothing about until it’s too late. He has secrets, secrets I can’t fathom, secrets that make it so I can’t walk away, no matter how much I beg him to let me go. I see it sometimes in his eyes, a darkness that’s both terrifying and thrilling. He’s a monster, wrapped up in a pretty package, and what I find when I unmask him changes everything.

My rating: 🌟🌟🌟

After not liking Ruthless People that much, I was hoping I can read another one to redeem this kind of theme for me, so I started reading this book. It was not good. It was slow on a lot of parts and there are a lot of plot holes.

I don’t even think this is a mafia story. There’s a hint that it could be. But it was more focused on the err romance part. I was expecting action and guns blazing but meh.😑

This is the story of Karissa and Naz. It’s actually a May-December affair with 18 years, I think, of age gap.

It was a story of love, obsession and revenge. But sadly, I did not connect with the story. Sometimes it’s okay, sometimes it’s not. *sigh*

TBR Finds #1 (2017)

Hello world! 🙋

It’s been a while since I posted a TBR finds post (that was redundant,lol) on my blog. So for those who haven’t encountered this, it’s just me featuring the recent books I added on my Goodreads to-read shelf. Click on the title to lead you on their respective Goodreads page.
Here they are:

1. The Secret History by Donna Tartt

– I added this because it has the “how to get away with murder” vibe. Not sure if I’m correct. 😁
2. Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman

– I promised to read a lot of fantasy this year. My first two tries are not that great but hopefully this one will be great. ❤

3. Sabriel by Garth Nix

– I watched a booktube video praising this book and I think it’s also a fantasy book. ❤

4. The Hogwarts Collection  by J.K. Rowling

This one I added for nostalgia purposes. I haven’t read The Cursed Child and I’m not sure I ever will but this book (collection of snippets) I will surely read.👍

5. Backward Glass by David Lomax

I have seen this on one of the Top Ten Tuesday underrated books post. The concept of travelling through time using mirrors is intriguing. We’ll see if it’s good.
6. The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan

Those covers are sooo pretty and adorable. Hopefully it will be a great story. This is not yet published so I might wait for a little while for this.😸
On the side note, my work sched changed. I’m a bit stressed but still fighting.👊


Ruthless People – Book Review #8 (2017)

Title: Ruthless People 

Author: J.J. McAvoy

Series: #1 of Ruthless People 

Goodreads synopsis:

Ruthless People is a romantic crime fiction set in modern day Chicago, following the life and marriage of Melody Nicci Giovanni and Liam Callahan—rivals by blood and leaders through fear. Their marriage was arranged by their fathers in hopes to end years of bloodshed between the Irish and the Italians.

Liam, next in line to lead the Irish, believes he’s getting a simple-minded wife, one he can control, one who bends to his every need . . . the complete opposite of Melody. Bred to be a Boss, a world-class marksman, master of disguise, with no mercy and no fear. Twenty-four years later, she has achieved more than any man could even dream of, killing anyone who steps in her way. She knows exactly what type of man Liam is, and she would rather die than give up the power she has spent her whole life building. But with no other family left, she must not only learn to work with Liam, but the whole Callahan clan.

The Mafia of the past is evolving, and with rival bosses gunning for them, Melody and Liam will have to figure out how to work as one to take down those who stand in their way, all while keeping up appearances.

My rating: 🌟🌟🌟

This is a mafia story, so expect violence, murder, guns and drugs and a lot of dangerous stuff, like torture.

So if you’re not into that, this is not a book for you. I guess this was not a book for me.😿

This is not my first book with a mafia theme on it. But among the many that I’ve read, this was the most brutal and barbaric.

It was torelable at first but then halfway through, things started to get too nonsensically violent. I actually thought this will be a 4 or 4.5 stars.

The romance was hot and cute between Melody and Liam. I love majority of the side characters. I don’t like Olivia and I almost skipped her POV. Why would they even give her a POV?😑

But the violence and all the deaths are too much for me. I guess the way innocent lives are regarded as collateral damages are so callous that it hinders me from connecting to Liam and Melody. You heard that right, the lead girl is also a badass.

I recommend this for people with stronger stomach than me,lol.😁