Thursday, 30 January 2014

Waking up Married by Mira Lyn Kelly

Waking up Married (2012) (Harlequin KISS)
Mira Lyn Kelly
Grade: B-
Genre: contemporary romance
Sex scenes: hot
Source: NetGalley

Megan Scott has only ever had a chain of bad boyfriends and she’s reached the point where she’s put her foot down and decided to take charge of her life. She’s a smart, independent and beautiful woman and is excellent at her job as a freelance software engineer. If she wants a baby, scientific advancement has meant that she doesn’t need a man to help her fulfil her goal. Unfortunately, her cousin has let Megan’s new life decision slip to her other two bridesmaids as they convene in Las Vegas for the wedding, and Jodie and Tina aren’t letting Megan live it down. They’re convinced that she’s got a guy out there waiting for her, and conveniently with a ‘GOT SPERM’ T-shirt ready for her, they’ve decided that it’s time for Megan to have her shot at proving why the mantra ‘what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas’ exists.

Monday, 27 January 2014

Naked in Death by J.D. Robb

Naked in Death (1995) (Piatkus)
J.D. Robb a.k.a. Nora Roberts
Grade: A+
Genre: romantic suspense / futuristic / crime
Sex scenes: hot
Source: own 
In Death: (1) Naked in Death, ... (35) Celebrity in Death

It’s something of a novelty to go back to read the first In Death book when I’ve just read book thirty-seven (review coming soon), the latest in the series. The writing style is unmistakeably darker, Eve and Roarke are shells of the people we now know them to be and there are none of the bonds with the recurring and secondary characters we know and love – that said, I love it and in a strange way, miss it.

Thursday, 23 January 2014

My Best of 2013

2013 was a fantastic year. I had planned to write a LOT more reviews, but that unfortunately didn't happen, resulting in the rather dry few months I had at the end of the year. Apologies.

Like my 'Best of 2012' post last year, this is a round-up of the best books I read in 2013. I've had a LOT of favourites this year and so it was excruciatingly difficult in trying to decide what should and couldn't make the list. The following are listed in their order of review. I hope this inspires you to add a few books to your TBR list!

1. Ride With Me by Ruthie Knox (2012) (reviewed 14-1-2013, Grade A)
Just as Tiffany Reisz was my favourite new-to-me author of 2012 and as Gail Carriger held that title in 2011, Ruthie Knox was my favourite new author of 2013. I ended up reading four of her novels (Ride With Me, Along Came Trouble, Flirting With Diaster and Making it Last) but Ride With Me easily topped the list. Lexie needs a cycling partner for the TransAm cycling route across America, but once prospective partners find out she's a woman, they can't backtrack fast enough. Tom is tricked into becoming 'Alex's' cycling partner by his sister and it doesn't bode for an easy partnership. Their first ten minutes is plagued by a puncture - cue a very memorable scene involving some very hot tongue action!