Book Review: Dark Lover by J.R. Ward

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Dark Lover by J.R. Ward
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #1
Published: 2005
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Format: Kindle/Audio
Pages: 432
Source: Library
Dates Read: June 5-8, 2019
Grade: B
Synopsis: In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly turf war going on between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers like no other-six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Yet none of them relishes killing more than Wrath, the leader of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.

The only purebred vampire left on earth, Wrath has a score to settle with the slayers who murdered his parents centuries ago. But, when one of his most trusted fighters is killed-leaving his half-breed daughter unaware of his existence or her fate-Wrath must usher her into the world of the undead — a world of sensuality beyond her wildest dreams. (from Goodreads)

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Book Review: Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier

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Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
Series: Sevenwaters #1
Published: 1999
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Format: Paperback
Pages: 544
Source: Purchased
Dates Read: March 2-8, 2019
Grade: A
Synopsis: Lovely Sorcha is the seventh child and only daughter of Lord Colum of Sevenwaters. Bereft of a mother, she is comforted by her six brothers who love and protect her. Sorcha is the light in their lives, they are determined that she know only contentment.

But Sorcha’s joy is shattered when her father is bewitched by his new wife, an evil enchantress who binds her brothers with a terrible spell, a spell which only Sorcha can lift-by staying silent. If she speaks before she completes the quest set to her by the Fair Folk and their queen, the Lady of the Forest, she will lose her brothers forever.

When Sorcha is kidnapped by the enemies of Sevenwaters and taken to a foreign land, she is torn between the desire to save her beloved brothers, and a love that comes only once. Sorcha despairs at ever being able to complete her task, but the magic of the Fair Folk knows no boundaries, and love is the strongest magic of them all… (from Goodreads)

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Book Review: Lord of the Fading Lands by C.L. Wilson

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Lord of the Fading Lands by C.L. Wilson
Series: Tairen Soul #1
Published: 2007
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Format: Paperback
Pages: 402
Source: Purchased
Dates Read: February 22-27, 2019
Grade: A
Synopsis: Once, driven wild with grief over the murder of his beloved, the majestic Fey King Rain Tairen Soul had laid waste to the world before vanishing into the Fading Lands. Now, a thousand years later, a new threat draws him back into the world—and a new love reawakens the heart he thought long dead.

Ellysetta, a woodcarver’s daughter, calls to Rain in a way no other ever had. Mysterious and magical, her soul beckons him with a compelling, seductive song—and no matter the cost, the wildness in his blood will not be denied.

As an ancient, familiar evil regains its strength, causing centuries-old alliances to crumble and threatening doom for Rain and his people…he must claim his truemate to embrace the destiny woven for them both in the mists of time. (from Goodreads)

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Book Review: Nightchaser by Amanda Bouchet

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Nightchaser by Amanda Bouchet
Series: Endeavor #1
Published: 
2019
Genre: Sci-fi Romance
Format: Paperback
Pages: 416
Source: Library
Dates Read: January 20-21, 2019
Grade: A-
Synopsis: Tess Bailey: the galaxy’s Most Wanted.
Captain Tess Bailey is in deep trouble. She and her crew are on the run, pursued by a tyrant who’ll take them dead or alive. Tess’s best hope is a tall, dark, and much-too-appealing stranger, Shade Ganavan, who says he can help her. But his motivations are far from clear…

Shade Ganavan: arrogance, charm…and that special something that makes you want to kick him.
With the dreaded Dark Watch closing in, what Tess and Shade don’t know about each other might get them killed…unless they can set aside their differences and learn to trust each other before it’s too late.

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Book Review: My Lady Quicksilver by Bec McMaster

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My Lady Quicksilver by Bec McMaster
Published: 2013
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Format: Kindle
Pages: 448
Source: Library
Dates Read: January 8-11, 2019
Grade: A-
Synopsis: Determined to destroy the Echelon she despises, Rosalind Fairchild is on seemingly easy mission. Get in. Uncover the secrets of her brother’s disappearance. And get out.

In order to infiltrate the Nighthawks and find their leader, Sir Jasper Lynch, Rosalind will pose as their secretary. But she doesn’t count on Lynch being such a dangerously charismatic man, challenging her at every turn, forcing her to re-evaluate everything she knows about the enemy.

He could be her most dangerous nemesis—or the ally she never dreamed existed. Continue reading “Book Review: My Lady Quicksilver by Bec McMaster”

Book Review: Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

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Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
Published: 2007
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Format: Kindle
Pages: 359
Source: Library
Dates Read: January 3-7, 2019
Grade: B+
Synopsis: Half-human, half-vampire Cat Crawfield is seeking revenge for her mother by hunting down and killing every vampire she encounters — until she meets one she can’t beat…eventually forming an alliance with him to track down a ruthless rapist and murderer along with his gang of cronies. Together, she and Bones must work and train together for their mission, but can Cat overcome her prejudice against vampires and make this alliance work? Continue reading “Book Review: Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost”

Book Review: Heart of Iron by Bec McMaster

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Published: 2013
Genre: PNR
Format: Kindle
Pages: 437
Source: Library
Dates Read: December 26-30, 2018
Grade: B
Goodreads Synopsis: Lena Todd makes the perfect spy. Nobody suspects the flirtatious debutante could be a sympathizer for the humanist movement haunting London’s vicious blue blood elite. Not even the ruthless Will Carver, the one man she can’t twist around her little finger, and the one man whose kiss she can’t forget… Continue reading “Book Review: Heart of Iron by Bec McMaster”