Friday, January 23, 2015

Book Reviews - Catching Up!

I have been neglecting my review readers... here are a whole bunch of my reviews on recently read works. Sorry for the delay. It has definitely been a while.

First up, Nicholas (The Lords of Satyr #1) by Elizabeth Amber. This is the first book in a series about the same family of satyr's who basically masquerade as humans, but change at the full moon into their "true" selves.

My review:

The premise is strong.

I liked that although there was almost no "foreplay" of the relationship before they were married, the couple still grew throughout the story, making the sex that much better. The sexual acts were varied and very detailed. I was, however, bothered by the sex acts performed with his brothers. The story makes this work, but I still felt icky.

Also, the side story with her aunt and the King's premise of "danger" had me confused from the get-go. I don't feel the side stories got the play they needed to be completely fleshed out - felt a little pushed.

As long as you don't get too hung up on the double penises and "licking" appendage, this is a delightful, steamy, raunchy as hell read.

P.S. I am already reading the second in the series and it is just as good as the first one.

And now there is the Surprise Passion Series Box Set by Mia Fox aka Lola Bond. 

Here is my review:

The stories are creative and unusual, but the author's style - repetitive and amateurish - and the poor editing take away from what could have been a very nice collection.

The first two stories, about the Yeti were adorable, and hysterical. I laughed and cried (tears of joy) and read the stories in one sitting. The sex was well-written but did kind of leave off. Ms. Bond/Fox writes better foreplay than she does the intercourse.

The second story, about the merman, was by far the best. Seriously, she should have ended the collection with this story. It was a true joy to read. I found myself liking the MC, loving the little boy, and enjoying the teasing of the merman. The sex was better, too, though I kind of wish she'd had them take a ride atop the waves... oh, the pleasurable pulse... such a great idea she passed right by.

The third story was okay. Not her best, though it did have the best plot. I love centaurs and found this story shockingly disappointing in its sex scenes and emotional connection. It was akin to watching a poorly made Sci-Fi movie.

Not sure the series is worth the price, but it was an okay time killer during the hot summer afternoon.

Finally, I offer my review of Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips.

Started hot and strong, fell into mediocrity and ended expectedly. I had high hopes in the first few chapters. Though the story was good, it wasn't the best and definitely became harder to keep reading as it went on. The story was predictable. However, with all that said, the writing style was awesome and very engaging. The plot just needs tweaking to remain intriguing.

For a list of all my reviews, feel free to visit my Goodreads page.