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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Made the Grade: Triplets Under The Tree by Kat Cantrell

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 192; Kindle Edition - File Size: 534 KB | Expected Release Date: December 1, 2015 | Publisher: Harlequin : Desire | Obtained: NetGalley

"Triplets Under The Tree" [Billionaires and Babies Series] by Kat Cantrell

Author's Book Description : This Christmas, he’ll meet his three babies for the first time…and desire their mother in a whole new way!

After a plane crash robs him of his memory, billionaire fighter Antonio Cavallari comes home for the holidays to find triplets—and their “mother”—waiting. Antonio doesn’t remember surrogate Caitlyn Hopewell, but he has triplets depending upon him. Who else can he turn to except the woman raising his children…and making him burn with desire?

Caitlyn has longed for Antonio secretly for years. Now she’s living in his home, loving his babies…living the life with him she’s always wanted. But then Antonio’s memory returns. And the secrets he’s forgotten will change everything…

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars, Caitlyn’s life changed the day she learned her sister and her brother-in-law’s (who she secretly had a crush on since she first met him) plane crashed killing them both. At that time, she was devastated to lose them but since she was pregnant with the couples’ babies (triplets) because she was their surrogate, it made it all more drastic. Therefore, from that point on her life changed because she lost her family but went from Aunt/surrogate to mother of those babies in an instant. Now, about a year later, her life radically changes again when her brother-in-law suddenly comes back to the living (he was missing never dead) and to reclaim his life, which is hard to do when you have amnesia. Together they find ways to overcome it all, and become very close, but as the truth about his past and his marriage finally comes to light, will they still be able to deal with everything that comes their way together or will it be all too much to handle?

I’m really not sure of my own views about this novel. I am striving to be thrilled about its plot but it’s just so hard. I mean I REALLY liked Caitlyn and Antonio (Falco) together and how they managed their relationship once he came back to his home. I also liked both of their characters’ self-worth, I guess you would call it, and how they go about making amends to one another after the big reveal happens. Nevertheless, I am still trying to overcome Antonio and his wife’s (Caitlyn’s sister) backstory. To say I wasn’t happy about it is an understatement but I do get that the way it’s written gives the novel a basis of reality to it instead of it being more of a fairytale style. I get that, I just wanted more of the fairytale I guess. Or to have Antonio have noticed Caitlyn more prior to his accident.

Overall, though, I have to say this novel was well written and thought out. It covered a majority of the bases and kept you wanting more.

I recommend this novel to those looking for a unique take on the surrogate mother contemporary romance.

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My Previous Review(s) for Kat Cantrell : Mindlink | Matched to a Billionaire | The Invention of Marriage

My Previous Review(s) for the Billionaires and Babies Series : Baby Bonanza | The Nanny Bombshell | Baby for Keeps | The Sheikh's Son | Royal Heirs Required | Triple the Fun | The Billionaire's Daddy Test | The CEO's Unexpected Child

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2014

Author's Novel Extras : Triplets Under The Tree - Overview

Book Teaser(s) :
"Caitlyn and I are going shopping today," Antonio announced out of the blue when everyone finished eating.
"We are?" Did they have some Christmas presents to buy that she'd forgotten about? "It's two days until Christmas. The stores will be insane."
"I believe I have adequately demonstrated my ability to dispense with holiday crowds," he countered with a smirk.
"So that's your solution to everything now? Just buy out the whole store?"
"When I find something that works, I stick with it. You might consider thanking me for that." His dark gaze flickered with promise, and yesterday, such innuendo might have made her blush, but she was a worldly woman now. So she stuck her tongue out at him instead. ~ within Chapter 10

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Second Sentence Saturday: Alpha's Strength

SECOND SENTENCE SATURDAY is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jess of From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab the novel/novella your currently reading or previously read
  • Open to the first page of Chapter 1 or its Prologue
  • Share the SECOND sentence from that page
  • Share the novel/novella's title & its author, so that other participants can add that novel to their TBR Lists if they want

MY Second Sentence Saturday :

"Alpha's Strength" [Fallen Alpha Series, Book 1] by Rebecca Royce

Not too hot, not too cold, but with a slight crispiness in the air that beckoned his wolf to come out and play.

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Feasted On: Wing Slayer Hunters Series, Book 5

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 400; Kindle Edition - File Size: 4003 KB | Expected Release Date: July 20, 2015 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: NetGalley

"Caged Magic" [Wing Slayer Hunters Series, Book 5] by Jennifer Lyon (aka Jennifer Apodaca)

Author's Book Description : Risa Faden is a witch whose ultra-powerful shield magic is slowly breaking her mind. But when her beloved goddaughter is snatched by a demon, she’ll risk anything to rescue the baby—including lying to the handsome, intriguing stranger who has the power to help her keep her sanity, save the child…and steal her heart.

Linc Dillinger is a Wing Slayer Hunter whose sexy, rich, bad-boy charm hides a treacherous betrayal that left him emotionally scarred. As a result he risks his life to protect innocents, but is incapable of love—until he meets a beautiful witch who can save his cursed soul. Risa’s fierce courage and loyalty reaches past his barriers and he begins to believe she has the magic to free his caged heart.

But Risa’s lie explodes into dark danger that forces Linc into a hellish high-stakes gamble: He must either win the witch he loves and her godchild…or endure a loss that will destroy them all.

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars! Follow Linc as he finds his mate/soul-mirror during the most unlikely of times. And fate makes it clear that, no matter what he thought originally, he had better follow fate’s plans for him or everything he dreamed of will be lost for good.

My God … what a RUSH! This intensely written novel/series takes the angels vs demons theme and ramps it up a notch, where nothing is black and white so anything can happen. In addition, quite a lot does happen in this uniquely plotted novel that reads like a stand-alone but integrates itself just enough to give you an idea as to how the other novels in the series have previously turned out and/or are going to turn out.

Linc (Lincoln) with his Falcon and Risa are one couple who I was rooting for from the beginning! I loved how loyal Risa was and her relationship with her “daughter.” While Linc’s intensity enthralled and how he turned his life around yet found that even though Risa didn’t look like the type of woman he usually went for she was the perfect half/soul-mirror for him. Together they steamed up the pages of this novel and kept me wanting to read even more about their growing relationship. They were parallels in numerous ways and it just worked for this novel. I was envious and smitten by what they shared together.

I guess the only real thing I had an issue with was how the ending just seemed to cut off. I wish there was more or at least a pleasing epilogue so give you a sweet/sexy update on Linc & Risa. Therefore, I am hoping that, like how this novel gave major updates for this series’ other main characters, in “Primal Magic” (Book 6) we’ll get to read more about Risa & Linc too. Also, with the way Linc & Risa’s plot goes in this novel, I had hoped/expected that Nola wouldn’t have to leave Risa, even though I know what the Ancestors said, I had just wished for more.

Nevertheless, I was so riveted with this novel that I am now very curious to read the other novels in this series. I HIGHLY recommend this novel to those looking for an intense good vs evil paranormal romance!

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Amazon (Kindle) USD : Blood Magic (Book 1) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : Soul Magic (Book 2) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : Night Magic (Book 3) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : Sinful Magic (Book 4) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : Forbidden Magic (Book 4.5) | Barnes & Noble (NOOK Book) USD : Blood Magic (Book 1) | Barnes & Noble (NOOK Book) USD : Soul Magic (Book 2) | Barnes & Noble (NOOK Book) USD : Night Magic (Book 3) | Barnes & Noble (NOOK Book) USD : Sinful Magic (Book 4) | Barnes & Noble (NOOK Book) USD : Forbidden Magic (Book 4.5)

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My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : 2011 100+ Reading Challenge

Author's Novel Extras : Caged Magic (Book 5) - Overview & Excerpt

Author's Series Extras : Wing Slayer Hunters Series - Overview & Meet the Hunters | Blood Magic (Book 1) - Overview & Excerpt | Soul Magic (Book 2) - Overview & Excerpt | Night Magic (Book 3) - Overview & Excerpt | Sinful Magic (Book 4) - Overview & Excerpt | Forbidden Magic (Book 4.5) - Overview & Excerpt | Wednesday Worthy

Book Teaser(s) :
"What are you doing?"
"Trying to let go of you." He wanted to tug her up into his arms and taste her. The need for sex continually ground into him, an unrelenting pressure on his balls that orgasms relieved for five freaking minutes, then it began all over again. A constant need. Sex and bloodlust.
Risa could end all that, but at what cost? She was already getting beneath his skin. Touching places he hadn't allowed and woman to reach.
"Would it help if I kicked you in the balls?"
He blinked, then laughed at the unexpected comment. Damn, she wasn't like the other women he'd dated. Not even close. "No ball kicking."
"Are you always this much of a buzzkill?"
"Absolutely, when it comes to my balls."
"Then I suggest you let go of my hand and leave. Because I'm in a ball-kicking mood."
Amused, he asked, "Do you always threaten the people who save your life?"
"No, just you."
Whoa. Her full lips curved into pure wickedness, flashing straight white teeth. ~ within Chapter 4
"So you want Hillary, a former educator and hardass as her grandmother, and Baron, who runs an outlaw motorcycle club and illegal prostitution ring, as her grandfather?"
Damn, that was one lucky baby. ~ within Chapter 26

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