Sunday, June 27, 2010

Book Reviews! These are good for singles. Or people who aren't having sex.

Well I had some VERY good reads this week. Seriously- I'm going to start us out with a shitty one, and then end it with a GREAT one. Lambwhore/goatslut honor.

No One Belongs Here More Than You: Stories
I can't lie, I bought this solely because of the title and the cover. OK, and it was on clearance at Barnes & Noble for $5.98. And this was a mistake. I will say that I only made it through the third short story and maybe the book got better- but I just wasn't feeling it. If a book can't grab me right away- then I'm done. And a book that is a collection of short stories better grab me by the first one otherwise anything beyond that is me reading because I have nothing else and desperate measures have begun.

But seriously- one of the stories is (I think) about a guy who apparently is attracted to children, or at least pre-teen girls, but ends up sleeping with a man. I don't know- it was really weird and turned me off.

I pretty much don't recommend it.

Defeat the Darkness (Paladins of Darkness)OK- so this is part of a series and I obviously missed the first few books, but it didn't matter. I'm finding myself more and more into the weird paranormal/sci-fi romance. I don't know- first it was vampires and now we are onto Paladins and shit. I can't explain it and I don't understand it, but if a book makes my girly parts happy- I DON'T CARE WHAT I'M READING. Bottom line.

So our chick is a little tea shop owner who ends up falling, albeit reluctantly, for our hero- a damaged Paladin, which is kind of the equivalent of falling in love with a disabled soldier who's sent home because whoopsy- he got hurt. So yeah. The obviously DRAMA ensues but certainly not before some hot, angry, and confusing sex. Whatever.

But it was a good read, and basically what you expect from a romance novel. Sex, drama, hero. Yay. But the author was good at bringing thing whole thing home AND successfully got me interested in the other parts of the series.

Dangerous Games
Ladies. (And men.) All I can really say without ruining the GREATNESS that is this book is that you absolutely MUST have a towel handy. I am not even kidding you.

This was my first read by Lora Leigh but if her other works are anything like this she has now got herself a new, dedicated reader. I'm going to backstep just a minute before I talk about this book though. I love Linda Howard's romance novels. Even though most of the stories are cheesy and predictable, every once in awhile she NAILS a love scene. NAILS it. Nails it so well that I re-read the pages several times. I have several of her books but my two favorite, go-to Linda Howard books are Cry No More and All The Queen's Men. Both of these books have the ideal man for me- strong, in charge, brooding, violent streak, fabulous in bed, and ultimately- uncontrollably and undeniably in love with the lead chick. ATQM is my ultimate fav because hey- it has a black ops agent named John Medina. Yum. So I apparently like military. Unfortunately, Matt is mostly none of these things (there is one he is take your guess ;) ) so I have to live vicariously through books.

Which brings me back to this one. The lead male? Navy SEAL. Hot. Muscular (even though that's not a huge turn on for me, for reading purposes I'm all about this guy), dominant, sexual, volatile, etc. YUM. This also is part of a series and I have to pick up the first one, but this?? Was fabulous. I can't even tell you how great this book is. The story line was good and the bonus is that I had NO CLUE what was going on. I'm still kind of in the dark because there's another story after this one.

The sex in this book is absolutely incredible. It is described so well that the things you play out in your head are better than any porno could ever be. The characters are all so well developed that you like them, even their faults are appealing. I have never in my life read a romance novel that made me want to jump my husband immediately. Unfortunately, I'm reading while he's sleeping and waking him up makes him crabby. Plus I'm totally mingling with Aunt Flo this week and yeah. It's just not a good plan.

I very highly recommend this book if you like sex, or if you like romance novels. Or if you're currently not having sex and would like to- GREAT starter. I'm just saying.


Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

I gotta say, I seem to be veering more and more towards books that make my lady parts happy.

That or books that make me laugh out loud. Which, btw, Such A Pretty Fat is TOTALLY doing for me. I can't wait to check out her other books!

Rebel Mel said...

I have a somewhat related/unrelated question... booksneeze.. what's up with them not having any available books? Is it because I still have a book that needs reviewing? And said book? Obnoxious and I don't know if I can read any more. What do I do in that instance? Any clues?

Annah said...

Oh you just KNOW your title had me since I'm sex-less/celibate these days you little putica you! lol. I can't wait for my books!!!!!!!!!!!!